Monday, June 25, 2007

June Stamp Camp

Yesterday was Stamp Camp at Gail's House. We had 9 people and loads of fun. We had some great fried chicken, potato salad, veggies and killer brownies (dilly-lish!) and fun was had by all!!

I featured some of the new stamps from the Fall Winter preview 2007.

We made 3 different cards.

The "Tommy" card featured the Do the Hula set and the soon retiring Journey Designer series paper. I tweaked this from my Father's Day card - my Dad is a big fan of Tommy Bahamas shirts and so I thought it would be a fun card to do for a masculine bday as well - always needs those!!

Then we used the Baroque Motif and the Holiday Wishes sets and the "bling bling" rhinestone brads to do the "From the Heart" card. I gave them 2 options:

Last but not least, we used the Pick a Petal chip oard and traced the petals from the Palette O' Prints paper (including the new Sky Blue featured in the preview) and then the circle came from the Pick a Petals stamp set and the Friends and Thinking of You stamps came from the new Three for You Punch Box.

We even had our youngest stamper yet, Caitlyn!

Shout out to Dee on her Naperville Triathlon completion :)

See ya next month!

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Here's the info on the punches:

Punches - 35 in all
circle sizes
1 3/8 in. 1 1/4 1 " 3/4" 1/2" 1/4"

3/16" in. corner rounder

photo corners

designer label

5 petal flower


snow blossom

scallop circle (one in July SS)

spiral punch is in...and round tab

snow blossom punch is a snowflake that looks like an asterisk

snowflake punch...there's no tiny pieces to the spring bouquet punch

designer's in...indiv. purchase
New Sets:
  • Christmas Sets
  • Sports Themed Sets (Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Baseball)
  • School Sets
  • Lots of new Backgrounds
  • New Simply Sent Kits
  • Fly Fishing Set (will be a must have for my house!)
  • Nautical Sets

Ribbon Update:

Double Stitched Ribbon In Colors only - 15 yds.

Taffeta Ribbon 3/8" 10 yds. for

Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey, Mellow Moss,
Bashful Blue,Pretty in Pink

Ribbon Colors 1/4" 15 yds. for

Basic Black, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie (new), More Mustard, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue (new), Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke (new)

Grosgrain 5/8"15 yds. for
Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Real Red ,Regal Rose ,Brocade Blue ,Certainly Celery ,Old Olive

Other great NEW stuff:

  • Textured Card Stock
  • 35 Punches in the new catalog
  • New Designer Series Paper
  • New Kits
  • New Scrappin' Kits
  • New Brads
  • New Brass Templates
  • P.O.P papers....available in these colors....

    lovely lilac
    almost amethyst
    soft sky
    temp. turq
    brill. blue
    blue bayou
    always art.
    old olive
    cert celery
    riv rock
    so saffron
    more must
    close to coco
    pum pie
    groovy guava
    rose red
    12x12 sheets....come in assorted packs.... of 24

    textured CS.'s 24 sheets...

    Single colored packs
    12 X 12 CARDSTOCK
    Individually Packaged
    20 sheets for

    lovely lilac
    brill blue
    choc chip
    more mustard
    pump pie
    old olive
    brocade blue
    a. artichoke
    reg rose
    rose red
    prtty in pink
    cer celery
    mell moss
    bash blue

    double stitched ribbon...
    in colors only...15 yds.
    taffeta ribbon
    10 yds. for 3/8 in....ribbon originals...cute!
    ok...choc. chip is in 5/8 in. ....not in 1/'s avail. in taffeta

    1/4" colors
    15 yds. for

    B Black
    Pumpkin Pie (new)
    M. Mustard
    A. Appeal
    P in Pink
    R Red
    B. Burgundy
    E. Eggplant
    N. of Navy
    T. Turquoise
    Bashful Blue (new)
    Cert. celery
    mell moss
    alway artichoke (new)

    5/8" grosgrain
    15 yds.
    no more cord!

    gingham ribbon
    15 yds., red, lite blue, lit pink, moss, caramel
    crop a dile is silver w/ black handles

    craft and paper scissors ..."cut ribbon easily and create smooth, clean cut"

    Basic Gray and Going NUEtrals now

    markers now...I don't see journalers...just stampin' write

    Stampin spots..classic
    A Merry Little Christmas – holiday......NO
    Alphabet – wheel – winter..............NO
    Arachnaphobia – wheel – holiday........YES
    Basics Outline - jumbo wheel - summer....YES
    Best Bar Codes – spring........NO
    Best Fiends – holiday........(DON'T THNK SO...JUST ALPHABET SET )
    Big Blooms – spring.............NO
    Big Pieces – winter....YES
    Bud Basics – summer.....YES
    Buds – jumbo wheel - summer.....NO
    Bundle of Joy – spring...YES
    Bunny Hugs – spring.....NO
    Butterfly of Happiness – winter....NO
    By Sea – summer (NO...JUST "BY LAND")
    Carte Postale – winter......YES
    Clowning Around – summer...NO
    Cowboy Kid – summer...NO
    Crab & Company – spring...NO
    Doodle Alphabet – spring...NO
    Doodle Numbers – spring...NO
    Doodle That – spring....NO
    Doodle This – spring...YES (AND COORDNATING JUMBO WHEEL)
    Edgy Eloquence – summer...nO
    Fancy Flexible Phrases –
    Flip Flops – wheel – summer.....NO
    French Flair – winter....YES
    Glorious Gift – spring......NO
    Going My Way – jumbo wheel – summer......NOPE
    Happy Thoughts – winter......NO
    Heavenly Peace – holiday....NO
    Holiday Trim – holiday.....NO
    Jolly Holiday – holiday....NO
    Jolly Trees – wheel – holiday....NO
    Just Between Fiends – holiday...NO
    Just So Sayings – spring....NO
    Laundry Notes – summer.......NO
    Leave a la Carte – jumbo wheel – winter.....YES
    Like it a Latte – winter.....NO
    Love Matters – winter......NO
    Nature Prints – summer.....NO
    Off the Chart – spring....NO
    Office Accoutrement – spring...YES

    Ornamassortment – holiday....NO
    Pattern of Friendship – summer.....NO
    Perennial Friendship – winter....NO(JUST PEREN. FAVORITES)
    Perfect Ending – holiday..........NO
    Petals – wheel – spring....YES
    Polka Dots & Paisley – spring....YES
    Polka Dots & petals – spring....YES
    Polka-Dot Posies – summer......NO
    Quick Cards – holiday.....NO
    Sandy Shells – wheel – spring.....NO

    Sassy & Seasonal – holiday....NO
    Sheltering Tree – summer......NO
    Shore Thing – summer........NO
    Small Sayings –winter......NO
    Snow Flurries – holiday.....YES
    Spunky Alphabet – summer,,,,NO
    Spunky Numbers – summer...NO
    Sweet on You – winter.....NO
    Tagger’s Dozen – winter...YES
    Taking Shape – holiday.....NO
    That’s Nice – spring...NO
    The Wheel Thing – summer......NO
    Think Big – holiday......NO
    Thoroughly Thankful – holiday......YES
    Trees Three – winter......NO
    Wish You Were Here – summer......NO
    Wishing You – holiday..........NO(JUST "WISHING YOU CHEER")
    Woodland Cottage – winter......NO
    You Make Me Happy – spring......NO

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Going, Going, Gone on June 30th!!!!!

Stampin' Up! has just released the list of stamp sets to be retired before the new catalog is released on July 1st.

These sets will no longer be available after June 30th at midnight, so if there's a set you see that you've always loved but haven't purchased yet, be sure to call or email me to get it before it's gone!

Stampin Up!'s retiring accessories list has been posted here.

Download the Retired Stamp List and check it against the 2007 Idea Book and Catalog. One is Alphabetical and one is Numerical, by page number.These retiring stamps are only available through June 30, so don't miss your chance to get them while you can!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

I made this card for my Dad as well as my friend Shelly's hubbie and my 'cuz Jesse. My dad is a BIG fan of Tommy Bahamas shirts so I thought it was very appropriate.

I am also tweaking it for a masculine bday card for Stamp Camp this coming Sunday. I CaSED this and tweaked it a bit :)

Paper: Sahara Sand, Argyle print patterned paper is from SU! Sentimental Journey Designer Series Paper, Confetti Cream, True Thyme, Buckeroo Blue
Stamps: Canvas, Do the Hula
Ink: River Rock, Buckeroo Blue, True Thyme Photo corner, inspired again by Michelle, is Accessories: Mat Pal, Piercing tool, True Thyme Grosgrain Ribbon, Blue/Green Min brads (Rich Regal assortment), Pop Up Dimensionals

All Supplies are SU! except the scallop scissors and corner punch.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New Catty News!

Today the July Stampin' Success came online for all of us demos to see! It was chock full of new stuff from the upcoming catalog! Here is what I have found so far (with some help from the demos over at SCS).

New Stamp Sets:

  • Build a Flower (sort of looks like Pick a Petal)
  • Fundamental Phrases
  • Ginormous Flowers
  • Polka Dot background
  • Sweet Sampler
  • Think Happy Thoughts
  • Wanted

New Papers:
  • Certainly Celery Prints
  • Cutie Pie
  • Outlaw

New Ribbons:
  • River Rock double-stitched grosgrain
  • Soft Sky double-stitched grosgrain
  • Wild Wasabi double-stitched grosgrain
  • District Ribbon Originals
  • Fairytale Ribbon Originals
  • Jersey Ribbon Originals
  • Sherbet Ribbon Originals
  • Theater Ribbon Originals
  • Chocolate Chip taffeta
  • Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain

New Punches:
  • Star punch
  • Circle Scallop punch

Other New Stuff:

On Board Clipboards!!!

New product lines of coordinating sets, papers, and punches!
  • Boho West (featured-- Wanted set, Outlaw paper, Star punch)
  • Corner Office
  • Tapestry

New Simply Scrappin' kits! Includes double-sided Designer Series Paper and Textured card stock .
  • Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit

New Simply Sent card kits! Will include supplies for 10-20 cards, depending on accessories and card sizes.

Pretties Kit!
  • fabric flowers (that can be dyed to match)
  • halfback pearls
  • hatpins
  • beads
  • rhinestone brads

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Prepare to Say Goodbye

If you are like me, you just can’t wait to get your hands on the upcoming Fall/Winter Collection 2007. As the anticipation builds, don’t forget to look over the retirement list once again. Remember, you only have until the end of this month to get the sets that appear on the list. It is also a good time to stock up on your favorite In Color~TM choices as they will retire at the end of June also. We’ll also be bidding adieu to the Spring Mini-Catalog, so be sure to get your favorite products from that catalog as well. On June 20th, Stampin’ Up! ® will release the list of retiring accessories and those items will be first-come, first-serve.

Another reason to stock up on your favorite stamps and accessories is that in the new catalog you will notice general price increase of about five percent on all products. Stampin’ Up!® strives to keep prices as low as possible and this is the first across-the-board increase in more than ten years. The increase is necessary to cover the rising costs of materials and production. If you have any questions about this increase, I’ll be happy to answer them for you. In the meantime, it is a good idea to stock up on the essentials.

Happy to Have ~ In Color® Color Products
Tell the truth, every time you think of Cool Caribbean retiring you think it must be some kind of joke. Surely they are going to say, “Just Kidding” and merge it into the regular colors. How do we even begin to say goodbye to Cranberry Crisp? It got us through Christmas with a little help from True Thyme. Bye bye Buckaroo Blue, see you later Marigold Morning, so long Vintage Violet. It is just so sad. Well, that is until you remember that six more awesome new colors are lined up for their year in the spotlight.

The In Color~TM line of products is a way for Stampin’ Up!® to keep fresh colors available without altering their amazing color ensemble already in place. Offering a handful of new colors each year is an exciting way to liven up your cards and layouts. Be sure to order the refills of ink and cardstock in your favorite shades before the end of June. But don’t get too discouraged, there are new hues on the way to lighten your saying goodbye blues. Look for In Color~TM spotlights to begin here when the new collection is released.