Thursday, June 30, 2011

Baby Card for the Momma

So, it's T-minus 2 hours before the shower and I still need to make Laura a baby card to go with her present.  Can I tell you I am so over all the preparations for this shower by now and this is all I could do at this point.  I have made this card SOOOO many times, but this is the first time I have done the sleeves this way.
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty-in-Pink
Tools: Big Shot, perfect polka dot embossing folder, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle scallop, mat pack and paper piercing tool
Accessories: 5/8" organza white ribbon, 2-way glue pen, rhinestone brads

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One More Game Prize

Here is the other game prize.  I used one of our Simply Sent Kits to make these cards.  It is retiring so get it this week before it's gone forever or being sold on ebay for an outrageous amount of mula!

Stamp Set: Hello, You
Paper: Sweet Hello Simply Sent card kit
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: ribbon flowers came with kit

This is such an easy way to make cute cards that literally take a fraction of the time and are really cheap.  This kit is $12 and makes 8 cards.  What a great way to introduce the newest of stampers to Stampin' Up!

See what a simple kit this is.  I assembled all the cards in NO time and wrapped them up in a cello bag.
Stamp Set: Punch Bunch (retiring)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Pretty-In-Pink
Tools: 103/8" circle scallop punch, 1-1/4 circle punch, snips to cut out flowers, crop-a-dile
Accessories: 1-1/4" pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon (retired), 1/8" pretty in pink ribbon, dimensionals, cello bag

I am baby showered OUT!..One more project tomorrow and then I am done!

Party Prizes

Here is one of the prizes I made for the games we played at the shower.  It's a memo cube.  I get all my cubes from  Oriental Trading also sells these cubes.

Stamps: Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Tools: Crop-a-dile, small tag punch and large tag punch
Accessories: Early Espresso 5/8" satin ribbon, cello bag, thread

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Here is my list of stamps for sale.

Ok, I've had time to search the new catalog and have decided which of my sets I'm ready to part with. First come first serve so email me immediately to let me know what you'd like :)  I'd be happy to mail anything to your home at your cost.  I will be in Big Canoe mid-July so if any of you would like some sets, I can bring them then :)  Happy Shopping :)

Clear Sets
Hostess Sets 
Level 1 ($10)
Because I care
Silhouette sentiments
Birthday Bakery
Punch Popourri

Level 2 ($15)
Fast and Fabulous
Apple Blossoms
A Slice of Life

Sale-a-Bration ($8)
Punch Bunch
Vintage Labels
Whimsical Words

Mini Catalog Sets (various ones)
Sweet Scoops($10)
Filled with Love($10)
Bright Christmas($5)
Rejoicing in Christmas($10)
Blessed Mother($8)
Easter Blossoms($15)
Well Scripted ($10)

Regular Catalog Stamp Sets
Four Frames($10)
Friends never fade($10)

Wood Sets 
(by the way, there will be a product in the new catalog that will allow us to turn wood stamps into clear sets.  So, if you prefer clear, these wood sets are still an option for you :)

Picture this ($10)
Ornate Blossoms($8)
A little Birthday Cheer($10)
Princess Time($10)
Oval All($10)
Please Come($15)
Bella Toile($12)
Sweet Birthday($5)
Love Bug($8)
Engraved greetings($8)
Wellness Wishes($10)
Whimsical Words($10)
Berry Christmas($15)
Christmas Collage ($10)
Sweet Snowglobe($5)
Wagon Full of Fun( $20)
Note to Self($10)

Monday, June 27, 2011

I think I deserve it!

I hope you have enjoyed all the little special touches I added to the baby shower.  I did do something a little unconventional.  So, I'm always trying to think of ways to advertise or introduce SU! to one more person.  I decided to set up a table at the shower where each lady can make a thank you card for the mommy-to-be.  So, everyone gets hands-on with the product and the guest of honor gets thank you cards to take home with her.  I will also have each lady write her address on it and I'll have stamps on it.  I know...I'm so generous :)

I tried to make a simple card, but, like I've always said, I have a disease and can't do it.  Was that a run on sentence mom?  Here is what I came up with .
Stamp Set: Swirls and Curls Verses (current summer mini)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, pretty in pink marker
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterfly bigz die, perfect polka dot embossing folder
Accessories: dimensionals, thread, sponge dauber, rhinestones (can't see it, but it's in the middle of the flower over the words)

So, not my favorite card and as I look at it, I think I'll pass on the sponging.

But, I think Laura will like them and I hope to get at least 1 new customer from all this I've done this week.

Remember, only 4 more days til the new catty is online!  I have 2 sheets of wishlists for this one.  The most I can ever remember!  I can't wait to share it with you!

Check out the link to the side to see the retiring products.

Inky Hugs!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baby Shower Favors

Well, as you can tell, I have been working all week getting ready for Laura's baby shower.  All this work and it's her third.  Hey, every kid is special no matter if it's 1st or 5th :)   Here are the baby shower favors each lady will take home with them.  This is a diaper filled with Hershey kisses.
Stamp Set: Something to Celebrate (retired from mini catty this year)
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso
Tools: Diaper Template I got online, Big Shot, perfect polka dots embossing folder, scallop oval punch, modern label punch, stapler, crop-a-dile
Accessories: cello bags, pretty in pink 5/8" satin ribbon, dimensionals,
You can see the Hershey Kisses here.
Click here to get the template to make these cute diapers.
 All snug as a bug :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Baby Banner

Well, I ran out of items to put on the diaper cakes so I went to the pennant.  This die is one of the great ones that is retiring next Thursday :(  It's not one you would use all the time, but it's great to have at short notice like I did.  I also use the larger pennant to make tball pennants for Drew's tball team.  They LOVE them!
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Tools: Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet Die, Pennant Die, Crop-a-dile
Accessories: 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon, adhesive

Here is a closeup of how I assembled it.
The Pennant Die is retiring and ON SALE!  It was originally ~$40, but now it is on sale for ~$30.  I think it's worth it especially if you like making things for others.
I could have done so much more with this, but had too many projects to make them all as spectacular as I would have liked :)

I'll show you the party favors tomorrow :)
Good Night!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Catalog comes out July 1st!

I am super excited to share the new catalog with you!  It will become live a week from tomorrow so all I can show you right now is the cover.  Isn't it beautiful??
I have 2 boxes arriving at my house tomorrow, June 24th.  After my stampin club gets their free copies and of course, my momma, I have 9 catalogs ready for the taking.  If you respond to me that you want one before they go live on the 1st, you may have your catalog for $5.  After July 1st, they are $10.  So, act now :)

Also, if you would be willing to take a copy of the current catty to share with a friend, or drop off at your hairdresser's or doctor's office, I would really appreciate it and I have a special treat for you at the first camp in August :)

I'm getting all excited about the new products.  Pennants and Pinwheels seem to steal the stage along with doilies and lace.  Not usually my cup of tea, but I have seen some great things done with these products so far! 

Today I am working on a pennant for the baby shower on Sunday.  We'll see how that goes :)

Inky hugs to you all!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ducky Cake

Here is today's diaper cake.  It's not as cute as yesterday's cake.  Again, plan your cake before you start to assemble.  I did it backwards.
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ribbon: 1-1/4" Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch
Accessories: dimensionals, sticky strip

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Diaper Cake

I'm sure by now, everyone has heard of a diaper cake.  I am having a baby shower for my friend this weekend and this is one of 4 cakes I will make to be table centerpieces.  This one is the medicine themed one.  The diapers I used were all kinds of crazy colors so I had to cover all the diapers in each layer.  Next time I'll buy white diapers.  I'll just post each cake as I make it.  This was made using only Stampin' Up! products so you can easily do this at home :)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Tools: eyelet border punch, beautiful butterflies die, Big Shot
Accessories: Pretty in Pink 1-1/4" grosgrain ribbon (got off clearance a long time ago)

If you want more details on how to make the inners of the cake, just do a search for diaper cake recipe online and more than you'd like will pop up :)

Hopefully I'll have another one to share tomorrow :)

 Here is an incredible cake designed by Kristy Copperfield.  These are cupcakes.  I wish I had seen this one before I bought my diapers.  If I had gotten white ones, I could have made this one.  The die used to make this, baskets and blooms, is retiring!

Don't forget you have 9 days to grab the retiring products :) Click on the picture to the right to see all the retiring products.  I can't wait to get the new catalog and it is coming Friday!  Please let me know if you want one.  If you are in my stamp club, you will get it for free, if not, they are $5 if you respond to me before July 1st.  They are $10 after that.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Retiring List with Photos!

If you are interested in seeing all the retiring SU! sets, a very dedicated demonstrator has gone to the effort to put it all together name and picture.  Check out what she has done.  Click here.

Retiring SU! Demo having BIG Sale.

Hey ladies.  One of my downline has decided to retire from SU! and wants to get rid of a lot of her stash.  Here is her list.  If you are interested in any of these items, contact her directly.

Everything  is 50% off the catalog price. You can find the catalog at

This is all first come first serve so let me know if you want anything ASAP and I will work with you to get it to you.

Wooden Stamp sets:
Thank You Kindly
Simple seasonal thanks
On your birthday
Wedding Sweet
All holidays
Cheap talk
Flight of the butterfly
Ovals all
Out of the box
Four square
Love bug
Tart and tangy
Mark the date
Things I love
Elegant Thank you
Whimsical words
Eastern blooms
Itty bitty backgrounds
Tropical party
Picture this
Vintage label
It's the thought
Hostess set Fourteen phrases (1/2 left)

Clear stamp sets:
Wicked cool
Birthday bakery
Artistic etchings

Classic ink pads: all 10 for $30
Orchid opulence
Tempting turquoise
Green galore
Brilliant blue (2)
Certainly celery
So saffron
Pretty in pink
Garden green
Craft ink pad real red

Bashful blue Stampin around ink pad

1 Stampin around handle

Rolodex big shot die

Design series paper sampler2010-11
Color coach 2010-11
Ribbon sampler 2010-11

What is it with Owls?

Wondering what I have been working on?  Well, I am having a baby shower for a friend of mine and I saw these on Lynn Pratt's blog and HAD to make them!  Making 23 of them wasn't that much fun, but I hope the recipients like them.  I purchased the template from Lynn.  Here are all the different ones that Lynn has made.  I also didn't have time to go out and get the safety pins to put on the diaper, but that would have made it even better!
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Cajun Crazy, Basic Black
Ink: Chocolate Chip for sponging, pretty in pink marker on baby doll, pretty in pink ink for sponging big bow (I forgot)
Purchased Template (large owl, owl nose and diaper)
Tools:   Heart to Heart punch, circle from punch pack, 1-3/8" circle punch, 3/4" and 1/2" circle punch, Bird Punch for wings, curly label punch for feet, owl punch

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fun Father's Day Gift

So, as promised, here is what I do for the guys in my life every year.  It is a great way to be creative, but the end product is very masculine and perfect for any man's desk....or woman's..but we are talking Father's Day here ladies :)  It just so happens the die I use to make these gifts is retiring and is ON SALE!!!  It's our Card, Telephone & Address Bigz Clear Die.  The sale price is $14.96.  Gotta get it!!! 
 I use this die to make rolodex picture albums for the dads.  It's an easy way to make an album that everyone can enjoy.  The die is clear so you can cut out exactly the part of the picture you'd like to showcase.  I have done 2 different styles: the sports car version and the compact rental car version :)

Sports Car...more$$$$
Along with our Round Tab punch, you can really do great things with this little ditty :)  I also cut out white pieces using the die and wrote encouraging quotes on them about being a daddy.  Each year I go through all our photos and update their rolodexes.  I think they really look forward to it each year and it's fun to do sitting in front of the TV.  I hope you'll try this for the men in your life.  You can order this through my website.

Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Not too early for Father's Day!

For some reason, I put all sorts of pressure on myself to do a lot at Father's Day.  I have 3 Fathers (my husband, father and FIL) to think about versus 1 Mother (my mom) to think about.  So, I have spent a lot of time making their gifts.  Today I will show you their card.  I cased this from the very talented Mary Fish.

Stamps: Best Dad Ever (summer mini)
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, and a designer paper from a few years ago :(  sorry :(
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Tools: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die, crop-a-dile, scoring blade on paper cutter, 
Accessories: Red Eyelets (retired)

Here is the full Stamp Set.
Tomorrow I will try to post one of their gifts!!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Chance List

Hey everyone!  I have missed being on this chatting with you everyday.  I thought I needed to take a month off just to catch up on life after a death in the family, tornadoes and several vacations.  I'll have to say I have learned I just can't catch up so I'd better keep bloggin' cause I love it!

I just wanted to make sure you had the Last Chance List.  Everything on this list will be discontinued as of July 1st.  Then I have seen some pretty fun new products coming out in the new catty July 1st!

So, if there are any products you have to have before they go away, I'd love to help you out :)

Here is the list of retiring stamp sets, the list of retiring accessories.  Here is the list of retiring Definitely Decorative products.  I'm going to the beach next week and then I'll be back to share some more ideas with you!!
I hope you are having a great summer!