Friday, June 26, 2009

Catalog sneak peek #4

I bring you today another sneak peek from SU's '09 - '10 Idea Book & Catalog. This is a sample of a card on one of the opening pages of the catty.

And I've already decided - this will be the second new stamp set I get my hands on! It's a background stamp called "Medallion"... and I've got all sorts of plans for this beautiful image! Isn't it gorgeous?!

Why, YES! It is!

The image is colored with different colors of chalk... I believe the Versamark ink was used to stamp the image on the paper... and then they dragged different color chalks over the ink to hold on to the chalks... so subtle!

Wow, have I said yet how much I love this stamp image?!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New in town ... the "Circle Circus"...

I'm telling you... I love the new items from Stampin' Up's! '09 - '10 Idea Book & Catalog. This is the first stamp set I got my hands on (through a pre-order offer for demonstratos)... and I think it might be one of my favs from this catty. (Well, we'll just see about that now, won't we?!)

Anyway... I went out w/ the girls this past Friday night and we laughed for 3 hours straight! It was great... I woke up the next morning inspired to say "thanks" to my girlfriends for being so much fun.

Now looking at this card I'm thinking of a second style I want to try out... off to the stamp room once I finish this post...

Details, details...
Stamp sets: Cirlce Circus and Smarty Pants
Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede (NEW color), So Saffron and More Mustard
Other: stampin' dimensionals and circle punches

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

'09 - '10 Designers Series Paper from SU!

And here we are again with another sneak peek of the '09 - '10 Idea Book & Catalog. This is a shot of just 1 of the 8 pages of DSP / Simply Scrappin' items.

And just look at those beautifully layered lowers... yes, that is a project done on SU's Big Shot.

Items available July 1.... can you stand the anticipation?!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Scripture card #2 ... summer Faith project

This verse was a great reminder this week... that He knows our ever NEED and He will not forget about us. I rest in the peace that He is taking care of His little sparrows.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

'09 - '10 SU In Colors...

Oh - be still my beating heart... how do I love the hue of your colors?! So much so that I'm channeling Shakespearean-like odes to you. Wow... I need to "walk away from the computer"...

In the meantime, here's some beautiful new colors to look at! These will be available from Stampin' Up! as of July 1! Contact me asap to get your hands on these beauties!

Friday, June 19, 2009

New SU goods... lucky me!

This past week I got my hands on some of the new SU goods... there are two new colors here. Do you see them?! That's Crushed Curry ... the polkadot grosgrain ribbon, that is. And the blue color? That's Bermuda Bay...

I love these bright colors..

And one lucky person received this card in the mail this week.... you know who you are!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A piece of my Niece's vacation...

We recently had a bit of a family reunion... and I had planned on making a cute little scrapbook for my niece as a memory book of our vacation together. While on vacation I got to stop into a crafting store here in town, Stampfully Yours, downtown Escondido. That's where I found this cute scallop edge chipboard album. I snatched it off the shelf and it all started to come together.

The book is bound together by 3 rings on the left side... there are about 8 sheets of chipboard (maybe more)... and it was such an easy little project. I just finished it this weekend... and wanted to leave some pictures here so you can drool on your keyboard. ;-) You're more than welcome.

Cute, eh?! My niece is adorable too!!! te he he..

I used all different kinds/styles of scrapbok paper, ribbon, brads, eyelets and my SU scallop edge punch...

This was such a fun project, I went back and bought another chipboard album at the craft store yesteday... and it was the last one on their shelf. Oh no! Why do I fall in love with things that have been discontinued?!

Enjoy... take inspiration... drool all you want!

Monday, June 15, 2009

what does this look like?!

Another sneak peek from the new Spring/Summer 2009 - 2010 Idea Book & Catalog. Some more die cut note cards, maybe?! OMG! I can't wait for everyone to see all the new goods...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I simply couldn't help myself...

I'm a Catalog Tramp... that's what we call us stamp lovers who pour over the new Idea Book & Catalog endlessly and can't help but spill-the-beans to our friends ... really, as a demonstrator, I should keep my big mouth shut, build up excitement about new colors / products, then throw a big open house and serve lots of goodies to entice people to come spend their hard-earned dollars on this stuff. But NO!!! I don't have much self-control when it comes to this time of yeart.

I've been carrying this 209-page book around with me everywhere... stopping people in the office .... marking it up with my post-it tags... reading it while in church (ok, haven't actually done that yet ... ) ... looking through it for new stamp sets ... going through it for fun color combinations... going through it again, but for fun techniques ... going through it again for new accessories... I have a problem.

Anyway... here are some sneak peeks...

What's the first item you are going to buy?! As soon as I can, I'm ordering the background stamp "Medallion"... oh, pardon me, I'm drooling again. I need to find a tissue.

Stay tuned... there might just be more goodies peeking in to say "OH HI!" over the next few days. Oh, I don't know... maybe tomorrow?!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

more watercoloring with Fun & Fast Notes...

If you've been watching the blog you'll notice I've been using this stamp set a lot lately. It's on loan from my friend Lisa. In order to get it back to her soon I stamped up quite a few pieces of watercolor paper and "got to town" this past weekend. As I sat by the window in my patio I watched the clouds roll by and fell in love with "Soft Sky"... so I had to use it as my focus.

These are just a few of the cards I created over the past weekend... bright n' cheery, eh?!

Details, details...
Stamp set: Fun & Fast Notes and Priceless
Colors: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette and Old Olive
Other: White grosgrain ribbon, double rectangle punch, eyelet border punch, designer scrapbook paper, small Niji waterbrush, Peony Nestabilities and Cuttlebug.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thinking of you... (#2)

Was thinking about a few friends who could benefit from an encouraging card in the mail... they won't be mentioned here. But they should have received these cards by mail now - if I remembered to put postage on the envelopes, that is.

Love you, my friends.

Details, details...
Stamp set: Trendy Trees
Colors: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip
Other: Haiku designer series paper, Mega Curved Rectangles Nestabilities and Cuttlebug and stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thanks a latte...

In the last entry I used the outline image of the green printed sheet... scroll down, see? So, here I am using the cut out piece on the front of this card. Switching up the message a bit ... and the feel a little too. This retro gal is happy now that she has a cup of coffee in her hand. (Reminds me a lil of me... the "happy" part.)

I have some great friends... seems I'm constantly running out of "thank you" cards. So, I made a couple of these to use right away - and a couple for the box on the shelf.

Details, details...
Stamp set: Sip by Sip
Colors: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa and Kraft
Other: Prima flower from Mike's, bronze brad, Haiku designer series paper, Mega Curved Rectangles Nestabilities, larbe oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, hemp twine and stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Congrats card... remake on an old card...

I had some precut card stock sitting on the edge of my desk (from a previous class). And instead of making more Father's Day cards (you may recognize this layout from another card already posted) I decided to make a "Congrats" card. A friend and co-worker was promoted... and our team is going out to celebrate his new endeavor. He'll not really going anyway - in fact, he'll still be sitting right next to us... but he'll be doing tackling another job altogether. Still, we wish him well...

Details, details...
Stamp set: Fun & Fast Notes
Colors: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White
Other: "Pig Tails" ribbon originals, small Niji water brush and stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Summer faith project

This Summer I will be participating in a study and project to memorize God's word. I'm going to start with this verse... I gleaned it from a friend, Kay, who is hosting this study. And whether or not I can get my hands on the book they are going throug ("Celebrate Life"... the first store I went to didn't have it... so will try another store this week) I intend to do these 4" x 6" scripture memorization cards along with them.

More on this later... maybe some of the ladies at my church will want to do this with me?

Another set of cards from the recent unveiling of the "brick" of designer scrapbook pages (360 sheets - wow!)...

I'll keep it short today... I think the jazz had invaded my brain in the last entry. I love it when I go on and on like that... (will it ever stop?!)

Details, details...
Stamp set: Fun & Fast Notes
Colors: Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette and Old Olive
Other: small Niji water brush, Swiss Dots and Birds and Swirls embossing folders, Peony Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, primas from Mike's, silver brads, small corner rounder punch, eyelet border punch and stampin' dimensionals

Saturday, June 6, 2009

New inspiration - designer scrapbook paper...

A few months ago I bought this pack of scrapbook paper - from a friend who was having a moving sale (she couldn't remember where she had purchased it). I couldn't let it sit there all by itself and wonder if it would get snatched up. So, I jumped to the rescue and took it off her hands.

I should call it a "brick" of scrapbook paper - 360 sheets. It has been moved around the craft room (in order to get out of my way when crafting yet still within eye sight so I could continue to glean inspiration from it) over and over again. Until today... I cracked it open, flipped through the 360 crisp sheets of scrapbook paper and found some pattern combinations I liked. I then proceeded to turn up the funky jazz tunes (some call it "acid jazz"?!), got out the paper cutter, the adhesive, some ribbon, my water color brush... and some cardstock. And wow... hours later I emerged from the craft room starving!

As I hopped towards the kitchen I remembered I had a few slices of bacon in the fridge (wouldn't be enough for a meal for DH and I together - yay for me!) ... and I whipped up some scrambled eggs (protein helps when pushing through for a strong finish - oh wait, that's for exercise, not time in the craft room?!)... wolfed down brunch, and continued to create.

These cards were simply part of the melee. The rest of it? Well, you'll see it in the next couple of days.

Details, details...
Stamp set: Fun & Fast Notes
Colors: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Rose Red and Basic Gray
Other: small Niji water brush, designer scrapbook pages, Peony Nestabilities and Cuttlebug, filigree brad, small corner rounder punch and stampin' dimensionals

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