Monday, June 30, 2008

Tart and Tangy

My family and I just got back from a much needed vacation at the Outer Banks. We had a great time and the beach was sunny and wonderful. When I saw this card (the original was by Cheryl Elenbaas) this just reminded me of those sunny days on the beach!

Stamp Sets - Tart and Tangy, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Cardstock - green galore, pretty in pink, whisper white, vellum cardstock
Ink - green galore, pretty in pink
Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds glitter, sticky strip, mini glue dots, 1 1/4" circle punch, bendy straw, stamping sponges

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


It's official. School is out for the summer. Whew!

I'm celebrating by stamping!! Here's a card I CASEd from our SU Stampers Showcase. Enjoy the sample!

Stamp Set: Priceless

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hello Long Lost Friends!

Has it really been 2 weeks since I have posted?! The whirlwind of activity is finally starting to slow down. We are celebrating the last day of school tomorrow!! This past weekend was just crazy...amazing but crazy. On Friday my brother graduated from college in Roanoke, VA (about 4 hours away from our house). Then my dad's birthday was Saturday, along with my son's playoff baseball game. We drove back from Roanoke to be at the game by 2pm. Sunday was Father's day along with a celebration for my niece's 1st birthday. Um...was there a weekend in there somewhere? At least this gave me the excuse to make (MANY) handmade cards for these occasions. (smile)

Onto more fun things....
The retiring list just came I'm posting the link HERE. You can see it in either alphabetical order or by catalog page number.

ONLY until June 29 I will be offering 10% off on any retiring set. Help me meet my quarterly quota... so I can remain a demonstrator. It's been a bit of a dismal quarter. Money is tight for everyone and we all are spending more for necessities instead of fun things.

Contact me anytime! Don't forget I take debit and credit cards. Money is due at the time that the order is placed - no exceptions.

I hope you are enjoying the beginning of your summer! Happy stamping!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Retiring List

Usually about this time of year I would be posting the Stampin' Up! retired list. This year, SU has decided to extend the current catalog into August (Aug. 10th), so the retired list will not be announced until June 15th.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with what that means, SU puts out a list every year of the stamp sets that will not be returning to the next catalog. After the current catalog expires, these sets will no longer be available for purchase. SU also has something called the dormant list. These are sets that are not in the catalog, but are still for sale. If you are looking for a set that is not in the catalog, be sure you check the dormant list.

Any stamp set that was brand new in the current Spring catalog will not be retired, but may be on the dormant list. Since the focus of the new fall catalog will be on holidays (fall, harvest, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day) don't be surprised if some of the spring and summery sets are on the dormant list.

It's always fun to anticipate what will be in the new catalog. I'm sure we'll be in for some wonderful surprises. If you would like to PRE-ORDER the new catalog just let me know (email to The cost is only $5 (50% off) and it is full of inspiring ideas for our stamps and accessories.

The current Dormant List is available at this link:
(these are stamp sets and wheels that are not in the SPRING catalog, but are for sale now)

Enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

June Has Arrived ...along with 2 new specials!

Oh Boy... has June arrived! The countdown until school ends has begun (June 17th is the magic day). My kids are really ready for summer....and I am ready for NO MORE HOMEWORK for 2 and a half glorious months. Sigh....
Now that June is here, I have a few new promotions to announce. Stampin' Up is now offering 2 specials. ESCAPE 2008 and Fresh Cut Sneak Peek. The Escape 2008 is offering a bundle of products at 25% off! The Fresh Cut Sneak Peek is allowing you to order 2 new products that won't be officially offered until the new catalog comes out in August. Check out these 2 new promotions!
Just a quick word about the birthday card above....Isn't it fun? I found this on Stampers Showcase and had to CASE it. For those of you who have not heard that term, it means Copy And Share Everything. Thanks to those who share and give the rest of us inspiration.