Monday, July 28, 2008

Packing for Convention

I finally got all of my work done and now can concentrate on finishing up on a little stamping and packing for tomorrow. Needless to say, my stampin' room is a mess right now but it IS organized chaos. lol I hae two items left to do for a gift bag swap and I'll be doing that pretty quick.

Erin is bringing the kids over this afternoon so I can get my last fix before leaving. I already miss them. Erin keeps me updated pretty good with pics almost daily and she'll even send me a video of Scout and Pace dancing or playing ring around the rosie once in a while. :)

While away, I'll have my date book with me so that I can set some dates for stamp camps and an Open House so that everyone can get their hands on the new catalog!!! They're will also be an easy make-and-take like I normally do and hostess folders will be available along with free catalogs for anyone booking a workshop.

Don't forget to keep checking back for updates. Thanks for looking and happy stampin' and scrappin' everyone!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Updated Retiring Accessory List

I've updated the list again today. It is listed below. Is your favorite accessory on this list? Get it while it is still available. Contact me.


Three more days and I leave for Convention!!! I still have things to do. Hmm..... such as typing. Boooo! I wish I could just set that aside and stamp away. I cannot wait to see what we get as attendees. We are getting three stamp sets from the new catalog and remember, all brand new stamps to the catalog are die-cut! This means no trimming and this means all the much sooner we get to put them to use. lol

I'm off to have breakfast with my friend, Mary Jo, this morning. Last night we went to dinner with friends to a place called the Purple Cow. Hmmm..... Hopefully, I'll be able to fit into the clothes I planned to take for Convention. lol The weather forecast for Salt Lake City is sunny and 90's. Oh boy. I think I'll bring my bathing suit, too!

Contact me to book a workshop. It would be a great time in the next couple of months to hold one with fresh ideas and samples that I'll be bringing back.

Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Retiring Accessory List Updated

I've updated the list this morning as far as availability. Check the list below for availability. I'll update it often.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Last week, I announced that anyone ordering from the retiring stamp set list would be put into a drawing for a free stamp set. The four winners are:
Donna W.
Phyllis A.
Michelle J.
Missy L.

Congratulations to you all!

Retiring Accessories-Until August 10 or While Supplies Last

Here is the list of the retiring accessories. Something on here you want? Contact me to order while supplies last. Some items are no longer available and are marked - Not Available. I will try to keep this updated.

109200Accents & Elements Build A Flower - Not Available
110718 Accents & Elements Lucky Star
110719 Accents & Elements Messenger
103158 Acrylic Graph & Grid
108638 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
108642 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
108643 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
103975 Card Stock Brushed Copper - Not available
108694 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes - Not Available
110729 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou - Not Available
109019 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate - Not Available
109016 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock - Not Available
109015 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi - Not Available
109013 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 Designer Series Paper Azure
110749 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep
109160 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You
110697 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore
109151 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 Designer Series Paper Notebook
110750 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints
109175 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst
109177 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
110696 Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze
109173 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa - Not Available
109168 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava - Not Available
109171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock
109167 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise - Not Available
110698 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break
110273 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling
110271 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes
110272 Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky
107299 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 Eyelets Basic
100375 Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 Eyelets Soft Subtles - Not Available
105531 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass - Not Available
105532 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper - Not Available
101120 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 On Board Accents
109181 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 On Board Simon Lower
102678 Paper Mulberry White - Not Available
109227 Punch Box Three For You
102686 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 Pure Color Pencils
109061 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate - Not Available
109062 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock
109059 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi - Not Available
109189 Ribbon Originals Beachfront
109187 Ribbon Originals District
109188 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 Ribbon Originals Jersey
109184 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi
110281 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories
110284 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance
110285 Rub-Ons Urban West
110557 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl - Not Available
110587 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 Simply Sent Simple Delights - Not Available
109229 Simply Sent Three Thoughts - Not Available
106662 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte - Not Available
107468 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 Stampin' Color Index Labels
109553 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
106694 Stampin' Kids Markers
101399 Stipple Brushes - Not Available
102673 Zig Painty

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Discounted Accessories-25% While Supplies Last!

Check out the list! Don't let that favored accessory get by. Contact me while supplies last.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Decor Elements

This is our new Decor Elements. I could not get a good picture of this because of the glare of the glass. If I used a picture from taking it head on, you'd see my reflection in the full glass. Ewwwww!

I love the look of this and really very inexpensive. This is actually two pieces, the wreath and the uppercase letter C. I also have the lower case c. Hmmm...... What can I do with that? Any ideas? Leave a comment to share your thoughts!

This week for Club

These two items are what we did for Club. We had a whole lot of fun and ots of laughs. The hostess, Debbie, decided to make it a wine and cheese evening. Hence, maybe all the giggles?! lol
The ideas were from an awesome site that I have membership to. Both items were done using vellum cardstock. Amazing what you can do with it! For the candle holder, I let everyone loose to embellish their own. You really cannot appreciate the details on the vellum for the candle holder. Ink was sponged on and then you use either a dry wheel or dry stamp to stamp onto the sponged vellum which draws the color off, leaving the image clear.

Pin and 3x3 Card front swap

At Monday evening's workshop, Sarah thought the punched flower would look great as a pin. Thank you Sarah! From the basis of that, I came up with this for a pin and then remembered I have to do a 3x3 card front technique swap so I added faux stitching! Oh yeah, it works! With a whole lot of help from Sandy, I have most pieces punched. I just need to do the faux stitching and assembling now for 55 of these! Believe it or not, I am making headway on my swaps for Convention. lol

Workshop Cards

We did these two cards for Erin's workshop on Monday. With the exception of the Pretty in Pink cardstock and the Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper used on the card on the left, all of the inks and colors are retiring because they are In Colors. I'll definitely miss Purely Pomegranate, the base color for the card on the left.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thoughts of Jericho

This morning, I had to take Jericho to the vet for surgery. :( He has had several urinary tract infections that have been treated but had the persistent infections. After a thorough workup, we were told he has stones.

At lunchtime today, I got a call from the veterinarian who told me that Jericho did really well, is awake and is fine. He had two very large stones that were actually stuck together which could have caused a lot of irritation in the bladder. He also removed what appeared to be a fatty tumor. I can pick Jericho up tomorrow morning and he will be wearing an "Elizabethan" collar. Oh boy. Now there's one for the scrapbooks. lol Cannot wait to get my schnoodle back home!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hodgepodge Hardware Sale

Yes, it's a sale! Stampin' Up! is offering Hodgepodge Hardware at 25%. Instead of $27.95, the price is $20.96! Now is a great time to purchase them because they are retiring so get yours while supplies last.

I've ordered a Heap of new catalogs to be delivered here in just a few weeks! If you're a Club member, you'll be getting a FREE catalog! If you're not a member of Club, book a workshop now to be held by the end of September, and get your FREE copy in a few weeks. There are still spots available for a Club to start next month. Interested? Contact me. I'll be just back from Convention with lots of new ideas.

Don't forget to check the Retiring Stamp Set List. These sets are only available until August 10. Get them while you still can. Anyone ordering retiring stamp sets next week will get 10% off the price of retiring stamp sets and will be put into a drawing for a free stamp set. Contact me with any questions.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Week in Maine

We're baaaack..... What a wonderful time we had. We had the perfect weather for relaxing, walking, exploring and shopping. Our stay at Strawberry Hill is never long enough. I even took some stampin' to do so I could be that much more prepared for Convention in Salt Lake City at the end of the month. Rachael's friend, Courtney, came with us on this trip. Even though she was away from her own family, I think it was hard for her leave Maine, too. There's always next year. There's always a chance we'll pop up to see Violet and Dana in the fall when we make a trip to Southern Maine.