Thursday, July 31, 2008

If you haven't already, check out Stamped Smiles for some wonderful blog candy! Vicki has an awesome giveaway and a great blog to peruse. If you are new to her blog and decide to leave her a comment, let her know you heard about it here!

Don't forget to reserve your spot for the LeJardin Card Set class. A second class time has been set for Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 1:30 PM. Have a wonderful day. I will try to get back later with a card sample.


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Couldn't make it to July's Stamp-A-Stack, but would still like to make these beautiful cards? You can purchase the supplies to make these 3 cards for the class price of $15.00 (plus shipping if necessary). The kit includes all of the card stock to make 3 each of the 3 card designs, 9 envelopes, as well as any brads or ribbon embellishment shown on the cards. All of the cardstock is cut for you and ready to be assembled. I can stamp the images for you, you can stamp your own images, or you can order the stamp sets to complete the cards.

This offer is only available through August 7, 2008, so order your kit today. E-mail me to add the stamp sets or any additional accessories to your order.

Thank you for stopping by.


Monday, July 28, 2008

Tonight's Stamp-A-Stack

Happy Monday everyone! These are the cards we will be making at our Stamp-A-Stack tonight, 6:00 PM. The cost is $15.00. Can't make it? Purchase this kit "to go" (extra shipping charges apply as necessary). Contact me for more information.
Thanks for looking.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

I saw this beautiful card by Lisa Silver in the current issue of Stamp It! Cards and, again, tweeked it a bit so as to use only Stampin' Up! products. I love the simplicity.
Stamps: Embrace Life
Ink: Black Stazon, Burgundy, Mellow Moss and Summer Sun Markers
Paper: Burgundy, Vanilla
Accessories / Tools: Grosgrain Ribbon, Coluzzle
I need to prepare for a Stamp-A-Stack tomorrow night. Wanna come play? There are a few seats left so contact me to reserve your spot. Can't make it? Let me know and I will make a card kit "to-go"! Cost: $15 (plus shipping if necessary). I look forward to hearing from you!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Retiring Accessories

The retiring accessories list has been updated. You can access it here. Place your order before they are gone!

Good Morning! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I made this card after seeing this card on Becky C.'s blog. I love the elegant floral look and tweeked it a bit. The inside has a layer of vanilla as well and another cut out flower in the corner. I masked the front flowers as I was stamping and cut them out as one piece.
Stamps: Embrace Life
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Vanilla, Porcelain Prints Designer Paper
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, Black Brads, Coluzzle
Thanks for looking. Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Another Case...

Cindy Lawrence has such a wonderful and creative blog. You can check it out here. I love her cards and chose this one to CASE. It looks like a "happy card" and was fun to make. The inside is stamped as well with the Bud Basics images. You can see Cindy's original here.
Stamps: Bud Basics, the sentiment was from a retired birthday set - the name of which escapes me at the moment :(
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron, Ballet Blue
Accessories: Blender Pen, Watercolor Crayons, Black Gingham Ribbon, Black Brads, Dimensionals
Have a wonderful day!
Here are a few more older pages I thought you might like to see....

They're Back!

My SU! scrapbook pages are back! I sat down looking through them, so many memories... This is the first scrapbook page I ever made. I remember I was so proud at my accomplishment - though I am sure I copied the layout - LOL! My first scrapbook was 8-1/2 x 11 and Caroline was just a baby so this was over 8 years ago! I am going to see if I can convert it into a 12 x 12 page. I will post it if I do.
Thanks for looking!

I saw this cute card on Stampers' Showcase on 7/21, submitted by Dorothy Churchill - her card used True Friend and was much cuter with that set, but I did not have that set and so had to improvise with One of a Kind. It was used for the Make-N-Take.
Stamps: One of a Kind
Paper: River Rock, Porcelain Prints Designer Paper, So Saffron, Blue Bayou
Ink: Blue Bayou
Accessories: Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Fresh Favorite II Button Assortment, Dimensionals
Don't forget to check out the updated retiring accessories list. Some items have already sold out. Let me know ASAP if there is anything you would like to order. Once it is gone, it is gone!
Have a great day.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Good Morning! I had a workshop last Monday and this card was one that I chose to demo for an outline stamp. It was pretty quick and easy, colored in with markers. I apologize for the shadow on the image...The base of the card is Almost Artichoke, then layered with Pomegranate, Mellow Moss (with leaf / branch images on the Mellow Moss - stamped with same color). The main images were stamped using Black Stazon ink and colored with Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Mellow Moss markers. The sentiment is stamped with Pomegranate ink and Artichoke and Pomegranate card stock were used to layer again. The stamp set used is Embrace Life.

For some reason, Blogger is being tempermental and not allowing me to upload another card that I demoed at the workshop. So, I will attempt to come back in a little while and try again.

Thanks for stopping by....


My daughter gave me a WONDERFUL foot rub and pedicure tonight while I stamped this card, which is based on a card Wanda P. posted on her blog a few days ago. The background images are kind of hard to see as they are stamped off to make them light. Hope you all had a wonderful day!

Stamps: The flower images are from Heartfelt Thanks and the sentiment from Fresh Cuts
Inks: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Almost Artichoke
Paper: Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Rhinestone Brad, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Small and Large Oval Punches

Thanks for looking...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Classes Scheduled

I have updated my calendar of events on my Stampin' Up! website. You can see the calendar here, or, there is a link to the right that will take you to the calendar and you can navigate by month. Check it out..... Hope to see some of you!
Here is a card with lots of layers, but very simple. Sometimes simple is better. Almost Artichoke is the base of the card with layers of Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, and Perfect Plum. The images are on Whisper White with the same colors of ink and Plum eyelets for embellishment. Let me know what you think!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retiring Accessories....

In addition to the retiring stamp sets, there is also a list of retiring accessories. They are as follows and are only available until August 10th OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!! Once they are gone, they are gone, and they do sell out fast. There are certain items with an (*) that are on sale as well. Contact me as soon as possible to place any orders from this retiring accessories list as their availability can not be guaranteed.

Accents & Elements Build A Flower NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Accents & Elements Lucky Star
Accents & Elements Messenger
Acrylic Graph & Grid
Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Card Stock Brushed Copper NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes* ($7.46) NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
Designer Series Paper Azure* ($7.46)
Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep* ($7.46) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Designer Series Paper Flowers For You* ($7.46)
Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore* ($7.46)
Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
Designer Series Paper Notebook* ($7.46)
Designer Series Paper Olive Press
Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints* ($7.46) NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst* ($7.46) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze
Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa* ($7.46) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava* ($7.46) NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock* ($7.46)
Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling* ($7.46) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes
Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky
Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
Eyelets Bold Brights NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Eyelets Earth Elements NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
Eyelets Rich Regals
Eyelets Soft Subtles NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter ($20.96) NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass ($20.96) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper ($20.96) NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Metallic Art Pencils
On Board Accents
On Board Blossoms & Basic
On Board Ginormous Pieces
On Board Simon Lower
Paper Mulberry White NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Punch Handheld Rectangle
Pure Color Pencils
Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock* ($6.71)
Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Ribbon Originals Beachfront* ($9.71)
Ribbon Originals District* ($9.71)
Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
Ribbon Originals Jersey* ($9.71)
Ribbon Originals Sherbert
Ribbon Originals Theater
Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi* ($5.96)
Rub-Ons Cherished Memories* ($8.21) NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance* ($8.21)
Rub-Ons Urban West* ($8.21)
Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
Simply Scrappin' Confetti NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
Simply Scrappin' Home Again
Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
Simply Sent Friendly Notes
Simply Sent Simple Delights NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Simply Sent Three Thoughts NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
Stampin' Color Index Labels NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
Stampin' Kids Markers
Zig Painty

I will try to update this list as things sell out. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Le Jardin Card Box and Card Set

Add a touch of elegance to any occasion when you gift someone with one of these gorgeous cards featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Le Jardin designer paper and the Pretties Kit. In this class you’ll create four cards, each featuring different elements from the Pretties Kit, and a custom-designed box to hold them in.

Date: Monday, August 4, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $20.00
Location: 33 Autumnwood Cove, Jackson

To reserve your seat please call or email me:
Stephanie Zeto
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How about this sketch? This is a Wednesday card sketch challenge from Splitcoast. I don't know about you, but using a sketch challenge like this takes me out of my comfort zone a little bit and also helps me to create my own cards. Here is what I came up with...

While I used three colors, it is not as colorful as I would like so I am going to work on another card in the morning and will post again. I would love to see what you can do with this sketch!

How About a Scrapbook Page...?

I haven't scrapped in sooooo long! But, I bit the bullet the other day and decided to work with the Level 3 Hostess Simply Scrappin' Kit. I just love the colors in this kit and can't wait to do a few more pages with it. This was my first time using chipboard too. I was a little too quick to adhere the letters as I would have liked to change the layout a little, but they were fun to work with. Of course, Blogger is not being very kind in allowing me to layout this post quite the way I would like. It should be interesting to see how it publishes. LOL!Thanks for stopping by. Have a good evening!

Here is my take on the Mojo Monday sketch by Julee..... Not my favorite, but it is what came to mind at the time. Sorry it took so long to post. Life just gets in the way sometimes ~ especially when your husband is home for a few days! LOL! The colors are Really Rust, Basic Black and Vanilla card stock, Really Rust ink. The Stems and Silhouettes Jumbo Wheel was used as well as one of the sentiments from Fresh Cuts ~ a new set in the Fall Catalog, which comes out August 11th! The new catalogs are on preorder. Contact me to reserve your copy.

Monday, July 14, 2008

How about another sketch to start the week off? Here is a sketch from Julie's Monday Mojo Challenge. I would love to see what you come up with. If you link your card to Julie's site, once all of the entries are in, she will pick two to win a special prize! Check out her site! I will be back later today with the card I come up with for this sketch. Good luck!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happy Friday everyone!

I obviously need to work on my photography skills (or lack thereof - LOL!). I never can quite get the correct lighting, or angle for that matter! It is on my list..... But you get the general idea of the card. The original layout came from Sandy Hoefakker and I tweaked it a little with paper and embellishments. We actually made this card at one of my stamp-a-stacks last month. Again, it is much prettier in person.


Stamps: Wonderful You

Ink: Bashful Blue, Black Stazon, So Saffron

Paper: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cutie Pie Designer Paper

Accessories: Brads, Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Photo Corners Punch, Dimensionals

I am off to do some house cleaning so that I can go "play" this afternoon at a friend's house! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Good Morning! Now that I am back home and getting back into the swing of things, I am going to try to post a lot more samples in the hopes of inspiring someone's creativity out there. As stated before, a lot of my card designs have been CASE'D (copied and share everything) and maybe tweeked a little bit, but lately I have come up with a lot of my own designs too. I will post a weekly card sketch based on the one issued by SCS as well. I would love your feedback, questions, comments, etc.

Today, I am posting a card design that I CASE'D and tweeked, but I apparently did not record the original designer as I usually try to do. I apologize for that and if you are or know the designer, please let me know so that I can give credit.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Pale Plum, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Inks: Pale Plum, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Eyelets, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Dimensionals
This card was super easy and quick as there just wasn't a lot involved. You will find that most of my cards are pretty generic so that I can utilize it for whatever specific occasion that arises by just going back and adding my greeting or sentiment as needed.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

How about a challenge...?

Every Wednesday a card sketch challenge is issued on SCS and today the above sketch was released. This was the first time I have ever participated in one of these challenges. It was actually quite fun to follow the layout. Give it a try and see what you come up with. Then, just send me a comment with a link to your blog post of your creation or email me a picture of your card and I will post it for you.

Here is what I came up with....
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Much Appreciated
Paper: Barely Banana, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip Marker, Apricot Appeal (middle of the flowers)
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
How nice it was not to struggle for a layout design. Try it!
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I got to stamp a little bit today and help my mom make some cards for a friend of hers. This card uses the Priceless set. You can't really tell by the picture, but the Basic Black piece of card stock was run through the Cuttlebug using the DiVine Swirl embossing folder. The layer under the black is a piece of designer paper from Afternoon Tea. The two flowers in the middle were cut out, attached together with an eyelet, and mounted with a dimensional. It actually is very striking in person. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good evening.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hodgepodge Hardware Discount

Hodgepodge Hardware Discount

Dates: July 1-August 10 (or while supplies last)

Promotion Details:
The following Hodgepodge Hardware finishes are being offered at a special 25 percent discount:
Item # Page # Item Description Regular Price Limited Time 25% off Discount
105532 188 Aged Copper $27.95 $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass $27.95 $20.96
105515 188 Pewter $27.95 $20.96

There is no minimum purchase requirement to receive the 25 percent discount.
Orders may be placed on a customer, demonstrator, or workshop order.
This promotion is only good while supplies last.

Good morning everyone! I am sure you all thought I fell off the face of the earth... I am still in NJ, but just for a few more days. I have a couple of new customers who placed an order with me before I left which my daughter was supposed to deliver for me. However, she has had some vehicle issues (another story altogether) and I didn't bring the new e-mail addresses or phone numbers with me to contact you to see if you wanted to pick them up. I am so sorry! I should be home early next week and will get them to you right away.

While here, though, I have made a present for my mom. She has always been wonderfully supportive of me and likes to receive little things for no reason. I can't take credit, as usual, for the original idea. I saw this idea Splitcoast under the member gallery of thymebida and knew that she would love it (hope so anyway!). The original called for Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme inks (last year's In-Colors from SU), but I didn't have those with me here in NJ. I hate that this set is retiring. I think it is so pretty!


Stamps: DD Wild Rose

Paper: Baroque Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Whisper White

Ink: Ruby Red, Baroque Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke

Accessories: 5x7 frame, River Rock double stitched ribbon, dimensionals

Here is a sneak peak of a card for one of my upcoming stamp-a-stacks on July 28th. We will be making 3 each of 3 card designs. The class is at 6:00 PM with a fee of $15.00. Call me or email me to reserve your spot as I only cut enough paper for those who register to attend.
Thanks for looking! Hope you have a wonderful day!