Saturday, May 31, 2014

Happy Congrats one last time........

I love this Stamp set and sorry it will not be on the retired table anytime soon.  SO if you want one......get your order in today!  I made a similar card for the Troops in Red White and Blue, and with the 4th of July right around the corner this stamp makes a great Party Invite or Celebration card!  And yes I used High Tide Designer paper, make a perfect background for these lanterns.


Happy Congratulations 133047 Clear $12.95, 133044 Wood $16.95
Real Red Ink  126949  $5.95
Night of Navy ink  126970 $5.95
High Tide Designer paper 132992 $10.95
Whisper White card stock  100730  $8.50
Night of Navy card stock  100867  $6.95
Real Red stitched ribbon  126875 $4.95

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.  I will close this Hostess code at 6pm May 31st. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

More High Tide

I seriously love this paper and am so sorry it is almost time to say goodbye!  If you place an order by June 1st make sure and add a pack to your order.  Perfect for Manly cards and beach scrap booking!  And the stamp set "By the Tide" is in the new catalog, so they are a perfect match.  Or "Hello Sailor" on page 24 of the Mini coordinates with this paper and will be gone after June 1st also.

I used Smoky Slate card stock and a 1 inch strip of High Tide paper.  I used Smoky Slate and Pacific Point ink.  Silver Bakers twine will not be in the new catty and would be lovely for the Holidays, so grab some while you can!  These BIG silver buttons are retired, but we can use them up at Stamp a Stack!  I chose a sentiment from "For the Birds", but this would make a great Father's Day card as well.


This Bottle was cut from another side of this designer paper.  Stamped the Naturals White card base with Smoky Slate and Pacific Point inks, embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Another great Masculine card for Stamp a Stack.


High Tide Designer paper  132992  $10.95
By the Tide  129120 Clear $19.95, 131910 Wood $27.95
Silver Baker's Twine 132976 $3.50
Smoky Slate card stock  131202  $6.95
Naturals White card stock  102316  $7.50
Smoky Slate ink  131179  $5.95
Pacific Point ink  126951  $5.95

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

High Tide

I am running out of time to use items from the Occasions catty and this High Tide Designer paper is really beautiful.  So I paired 2 different patterns with By the Seashore.  Great All Occasion cards!

Both of these cards will be Stamp A Stack cards.  I used Naturals White card stock and Soft Sky.  Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake ink.


By The Seashore  126532 Clear $16.95,  132582 Wood $22.95
High Tide  132992  $10.95
Perfect Pennants and Banner Framelits Bundle  134816 Clear $41.50, 134815 Wood $48.50
Naturals White card stock  102316 $7.50
Soft Sky card stock  131203 $6.95
Calypso Coral ink  126983  $5.95
Crumb Cake ink 126975  $5.95
Circle Framelits  130911 $26.95

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

World Map background

Here is another great background using the World Map.  Ink it up in Early Expresso and stamped on Crumb Cake card stock.  The Sentiment from Starburst Sayings is stamped in Early Expresso on Naturals White card stock and cropped with the Starburst Framelits.  Both available in the Occasions catalog until May 31st.  DAD was stamped with Stazon ink using a new Photopolymer Alphabet set in the new Catalog.  Linen Thread tied around the crumb cake is framed with a Naturals Ivory card base.


World Map  130345 Clear $13.95,  130342 Wood $17.95
Starburst Sayings Bundle  134818 Clear $38.95,  134817 Wood $44.95
Naturals White card stock  102316 $7.50
Crumb Cake card stock  120953 $6.95
Early Expresso ink  126974  $5.95
Linen Thread  104199  $4.50

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Weekly Deals Tuesday May 27th

I am not sure why the sale prices are not showing.  If anyone tires to order and has issues, please give me a call.  Online ordering will be down June 2, midnight until noon to allow loading the new catty.  SO I advise ordering any retired items before then.  Use the May Hostess code.  I will close this Hostess code at 6pm Saturday May 31st.

3-1/2 Inch Circle Originals Die
3-1/2 Inch Circle Originals Die
Price: $17.95
Full Heart Punch
Full Heart Punch
Price: $16.95
Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Price: $12.95
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Price: $21.95
Spring To Life Kit -- Digital Download
Spring To Life Kit - Digital Download
Price: $9.95
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Price: $7.95
Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die
Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die
Price: $11.95
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die
Price: $89.95

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Ubdefined Video!

Here is a GREAT video using the Undefined carving kit and announcing a new product of refill rubber!!  I need to spend some time carving, love this idea for gifts that really capture the recipients personality!


Undefined kit  133402 $19.95
Refill with wood blocks  134808  $9.95
Clear Mount foam  124236 $10.95
Rubber Refill only 137123  $9.95
  (larger rubber for larger stamps to be mounted with cling foam for clear blocks)

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Here's a Super Simple card using a NEW Alphabet and punching out DAD.  And another spin with the Gingham Wheel in Real Red. 

I used a Soft Sky card base,  The Banner is Real Red and Pacific Point backs the new Photopolymer Alphabet stamp set.  I sponged Soft Sky on the upper half of the card and stamped the Mail Box from For the Birds which is in the new catty!!  Banner Framelits make the perfect cut.


For the Birds   126407 Clear $24.95,  132001 Wood $32.95
Soft Sky card stock  131203 $6.95
Soft Sky ink  131181  $5.95
Real Red card stock  102482  $6.95
Real Red ink  126949  $5.95
Gingham Wheel 130110 $6.50 Retiring
Standard Wheel Handle 102971 $3.95 Retiring
Banner Framelits 132173 $26.95
1 1/4 Circle punch  119861 $15.95
1 3/8 Circle punch 119860  $15.95
Photopolymer Alphabet available June 4th

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Just Wheeling Along, singing a song.......side by side

ALL the wheels are retiring and you just have a few more days to get those ordered.  Here is a cute card using the Gingham wheel.  I rolled 3 different colors side by side....Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz.  Yummy Summer colors!  Use your grid paper as a guide and remember to clean your wheel between ink colors!! I then used Starburst Sayings and matched Framelits for the sentiment.  And the Petite Petals Bundle goes with everything!  I stamped Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana flowers and popped them up on the Gingham stripes.  This card is HAPPY and Oh Happy Day seems fitting stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  The background is embossed with the Chevron embossing folder.


Gingham Wheel  130110  $6.50  Retiring
Standard Wheel Handle  102971 $3.95  Retiring
Starburst Sayings and Starburst Framelits  134818 Clear $38.95, 134817 Wood $44.95
Petite Petals Bundle 134822 Clear $21.25,  134821 Wood $24.50 Stamps and punch
Crisp Cantaloupe ink  131176  $5.95
Coastal Cabana ink  131175  $5.95
Pear Pizzazz ink  131180  $5.95
Chevron Embossing folder  127749 $7.95

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Butterfly Basics

This Butterfly wheel makes a fantastic background!!  On Naturals White card stock  I wheeled Daffodil Delight Butterflies 3 times.  I used Starburst Sayings and the matching Starburst Framelits.  This bundle is available until June 1st from the mini catalog.  New In Color Blackberry Bliss Ink and ribbon really pop on the Butterfly Background.  Grab this wheel before it's gone and check out all the reduced prices on many Retired items!!


Butterfly Wheel  130112  $8.50
Jumbo Wheel handle  103661  $5.95
Starburst Sayings and Framelit Bundle 134818 Clear $38.95,  134817 Wood $44.95
Daffodil Delight ink  126944  $5.95
Naturals White card stock  102316 $7.50

Blackberry Bliss ink and ribbon available June 4th

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Retired List Blowout Sale!

Announced today from Stampin' Up.................................Retired List Blowout Sale May 22, 2014
Get excited! We are currently offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products. This will be live on May 22, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available until June 4, 2014. This is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!

I am not sure if these prices will post at midnight, so getting this post ready tonight.  Check the website to see what is on sale!!  Remember to check the wheels, I will be making cards with wheels in the next few days.  And buy handles if you don't have a handle cause this is the last chance to buy SU wheels.  Wheels are NOT in the new catalog.

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Water Lily

Ok last day of coloring I promise!  I love Powell Gardens and so many of their water lilies have made it in my photos over the years.  So when this stamp appeared in the mini catalog I had to have it.  And od course it is perfect to color with the Blendabilities.  Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive are perfect for this project.  The Modern Label punch can crop off the sentiment and allow for other choices.  But this sentiment is perfect for "People Like You" , my friends and customers!

I used the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities, Old Olive and a bit of Daffoldil Delight to color the water lily.  I punched the sentiment with the Decorative Label punch, then snipped out the lily.  The Perfect Plum card stock was embossed with the Wildflower embossing folder.  I then popped up the lily next to the sentiment.  Love this stamp and it is available in the Occassions catalog until May 31st.
Check out the rest of the GREAT coloring stamps on pages 20,21 and 22 of the Mini catalog.  And the Water color notecards are a must have, available until May 31st!

People Like You  133215 Wood only $12.95
Decorative label punch 120907 $16.95
Wildflower embossing folder 129376 $7.95
Perfect Plum card stock 101889 $6.95
New Catty items available June 2nd:
Tuxedo Black ink
Blendabilities markers(may be delayed due to maufacturer delays)
Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Look Up to Father

This Single stamp is made to be paired with the Hardwood background stamp.  These are must haves for Father's Day and thankfully Hardwood is in the new catty!  So much I want to show you with this stamp.  Fence, Crosses and more!  Wood Mount is my preferred stamp for backgrounds.  The wood mount give you better leverage to stamp, or you can flip it upside down and lay your paper on top and use a clear block to press into the wood stamp. 

The Occasions Catalog expires the end of the month, so add these 2 stamps to you May order before this Tree is gone.  Perfect for Father, or eliminate the sentiment for many masculine cards.  I colored this tree with the Old Olive Blendabilities and backed the Circle with a Starburst Circle in Mossy Meadow.  Mossy Meadow ribbon and a Naturals Button tied with Linen Thread.


Hardwood  133035 Clear $13.95,  133032 Wood $17.95
Look Up to Father  Wood only  133218 $10.95
Naturals White card stock  102316  $7.50
Early Expresso ink  126974  $5.95
Circles Framelits  130911  $26.95
Starburst Framelits 132697 $26.95
Naturals Designer Buttons  127554 $4.95
Linen Thread   104199   $4.50

Items available in the new catalog June 2nd:

Old Olive Blendabilities (Blendabilites release may be delayed due to manufacturer delays)
Mossy Meadow card stock
Mossy Meadow Ribbon

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Blooming for you!

Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey were made for each other!! The Bloom is colored with the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and cut out with Circle Framelits.  A larger Hello Honey Circle frames the flower.  Chevrons are stamped in Hello Honey on the Whisper White card stock.  The Sentiment from Work of Art is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and a piece of Blackberry Bliss ribbon anchors the look. 

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Friday, May 16, 2014

In Colors!

What better way to show the new In Colors than in a rainbow!  The Work of Art stamp set is perfect for this technique.  Add a heart to each color and this card is oh so sweet!

Tangelo Twist

Hello Honey

Mossy Meadow

Lost Lagoon

BlackBerry Bliss

Love these new colors, they are all very saturated and bold!  Available June 1st!

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Blended Fish Bowl

This single stamp has been a favorite of mine and a Convention Swap last year.  I wanted to get it inky one more time and try out the Blendabilities.  I had to use a few regular markers for the chest and sand, but Coastal Cabana and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities do the bulk of the coloring.  I used the color lifter to make the water more realistic.  This Color lifter is amazing!  Use it while your inks are fresh and you can magically erase some of the color.  A learning curve but so much fun to play with these new toys!  I checked the Retired list and this stamp is SOLD OUT!  Sorry, it was available when I colored!  This stamp will be on my Retired table sale June 1st.  Mark your calendar and attend this sale.  1-4 pm Sunday June 1st.  Pick up your new catty!!

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Thank You Bloom

This Bloom reminds me of a Zinnia.  My Brother would have been 59 today, he left us way to young 7 years ago.  He loved to garden, we both were brought up with a Grandmother whose yard was full of Blooms!  We mowed around them weekly!  The Peace and Serenity of sitting in the garden is with me still.

Thank You Kevin and Grandma for giving me the gift of stopping and smelling the Flowers!

Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.  Work of Art stamp set.  Available June 1st.

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Florida Project Life

Here is another Project Life layout.  These cards make it so easy to put together a layout.

I zoomed in on the Project life cards.  Love the colors and room for Journaling!  Oh and the Coconut Shrimp!  Was the BEST I had on this trip.  Can't wait to visit Boatyard again soon.

Project Life Everyday Adventure Cards 135298 $15.95 100 double sided cards!!!

Project Life Photo Pocket pages 135294 $6.95 12 12X12 pages 2 each of 6 designs

Check out the rest of the Project Life selections at my website. More coming in the new Catalog June 1st.

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bloom for Mom

This Cherry Cobbler Bloom is Beautiful for Mom!  I love the Black and Cherry Cobbler combo and had to pair it with the retiring Secret Garden bloom.  I stamped in Momento Black and the Leaves in Pear Pizzazz. 

The Bloom is colored with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities available June 1st.  Loops of our new In Color ribbon Mossy Meadow is added to the bloom and popped up over the background stamping.

This is my BEST coloring effort so far.  A spritz of water and this bloom could come to life!!

Happy Mother's Day Everyone!!

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Pyschedelic Bloom!

This Blended Bloom was a Happy Accident, started coloring with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities and it look a bit washed out, add some Old Olive, looked worse.  Added some Rich Razzleberry, getting better.  Added more of the Coastal Cabana and this card is now HAPPY!!  The "Yay You" from Pomp & Circumstance seemed perfect for a Graduate with Bold Dreams for a Big Future! 

A Chevron embossed piece of Daffodil Delight card stock mimics the Coastal Cabana Chevrons stamped from the Work of Art Stamp Set.  Add these items to your Wish List!!

Pomp & Circumstance  134168 Clear $14.95,  134165 Wood $18.95

Use Hostess code R4JAFRFU in May.