Tuesday, June 30, 2009

EXTRA..EXTRA...Get Your New Stampin' Up! Catalog

The new Stampin' Up! catalogs are here. Contact me today to get yours. If you did not pre-order a catalog, no problem....there are plenty for everyone. Each catalog is $7.00. This catalog will run for a year and you can order beginning July 1st, 2009.

I can't show you the front of the catalog just yet. The release date is officially tomorrow.
But I can show you the extra goodies you will get when you get a catalog from me.....Catalog Tabs, Wish List & Bookmark featuring all the NEW In-Colors.

I can't wait to hear from you. If you are in the Phoenix area, you can stop by my house to pick up your copy. If you are out of town and wish to have one sent to you, please contact me via email at cre8tivestamper@cox.net to make payment arangements.

Have a wonderful day. Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bon Voyage Blog Hop - Stop #8

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Bon Voyage Blog Hop, Port of Call #8. I am so happy to be participating in the "farewell" tour featuring sets that are retiring from the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. The tour runs from Noon, Sat.June 13th through Midnight, Tues.June 16th.

Welcome to Stop #8. I am featuring projects using the Blooming With Love stamp set.

Card #1

Blooming with Love
Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Access: Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, SU! Markers, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Paper Snips
Technique: Paper Piecing (flower pots and vase)

Card #2 - Pocket Card

Blooming with Love
Paper: Sweet Slumber DSP, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray
Access: Ruby Red Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Set, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Card #3

Stamps: Blooming with Love, Polka Dot
Paper: Handsome Hunter, So Saffron, Really Rust
Ink: Basic Black, Handsome Hunter
Access: Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, SU! Markers
Technique: Paper Piecing (wheelbarrow)

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!

I am so glad you stopped by today. Bookmark or follow my blog for more great stamping ideas coming after the Blog Hop is over on June 16th.

Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Want to see somethin' NEW...

...then wait no longer. I am not able to show you the actual items in the catalog, but I can show you a stamped sample I made using a new set that will be available on July 1, 2009 when the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog is released.

I used the NEW Razzle Dazzle Set for the stamping on all my samples. Each NEW In Color ink is stamped on Whisper White then layered onto the In Color cardstock. The In Color Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon is across the center. I used two of SU! core colors that compliment the In Color. I punched the circles using the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. I also stamped the middle circle using the In Color for a Tone on Tone look.


Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Taken With Teal


YoYo Yellow, Crushed Curry, Summer Sun


Pumpkin Pie, Dusty Durango, Really Rust


Pink Passion, Melon Mambo, Rose Red


Bravo Burgundy, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant


Kraft, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip

I hope you enjoyed this Sneak Peek of some new things coming on July 1st. Check back tomorrow for the Bon Voyage Blog Hop I am participating in for Stampin' Addicts! Starts at Noon EST. See you then.

Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

No time to Stamp it is Dance Recital Week

I have been a part of this dance studio since my daughter joined in 1997....and this is her last year. Every year in June we put on a professional dance recital for all the dancers and their families. It is a way to show the parents what the students have worked for all year. I am in charge of backstage and getting the dancers from the dressing rooms to the stage to perform their dance numbers. I love working with all the children and have wonderful friends that help out to make the show run smooth. Here are a couple pictures of us this week. We are known as the "Pink Ladies", you can easily find us in a crowd with these hot pink shirts on!!

Technical Rehearsal Days

Here I have on my official recital uniform. I call each dance number in the auditorium for tech rehearsal.

Recital Staff ready to start the show.

Terri, Nancy and Me!

So now you know why I have not been posting anything this week. Thanks for being patient and come back tomorrow for a sneak peek of the NEW In-Colors.

Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Swap Share

Today I am posting the swap cards I made for the NMBS group. These were mailed out this week so everyone should have received their cards back by now.

Square Card - 4-1/4" - Group 3

Stamps: Cheers to You
Paper: Rainbow Sherbet DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Access: Circle Punches, Circle Scissor Plus, Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, SU! Markers

And Many Mower - Group 2

Stamps: And Many Mower, Sanded
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown, Always Artichoke
Access: Always Artichoke Brads, SU! Markers, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, 1/16" Hole Punch

Branch Out - Group 1

Stamps: Branch Out, And Many Mower
Paper: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Almost Amethyst, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Pacific Point
Access: Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, White DMC Floss, Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons, Dimensionals, 1/8" Hole Punch

Scraplings - Group 4 - 1-1/2" x 4-1/4"

Stamps: Quilt Quips, Celebrate Everything
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Access: Word Window Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, SU! Markers, Button, DMC Floss, Dimensionals, Paper Snips

I am glad you stopped by today. I have a busy week ahead helping to run a dance recital. I will hopefully have something to post in the next couple days.

Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp!

Friday, June 5, 2009

More Graduation projects.....

...I stamped for Kelsey's graduation party. I made two banners, a plate insert, and added some stamped details on the table centerpiece and the table decorations.

Graduation Plate Insert

Stamps: Tassle Time (retired SU!), Short Order Alphabet
Paper: Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette Prints DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Access: Large, Wide & Scallop Oval Punches, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, White Brad, Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Aqua Painter

Table Decorations

Stamps: Short Order Alphabet
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DSP Prints, Non-SU! Graduation Hats (paper rolled up and inserted inside the glass vases)
Ink: Night of Navy
Access: Pretty in Pink, Navy, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Large, Wide & Scallop Oval Punches, Glue Dots, flowers, '09 foam numbers


KELSEY Class of 2009 Banner

Banners made using the Big Shot with Pennant Die and Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies, Class of 2009 was cut using GoGo Boots Alphabet Dies.
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DSP Prints
Access: Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Antique Brass Eyelets, Crop-a-Dile, misc. SU! embellishments.

Autograph Mat for Framed Graduation Photo...everyone wrote a special message to her!!

Hope you enjoyed all the projects.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and check back tomorrow... I will show you the swap cards from the NMBS swap I participated in last month.

Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Hand-stamped Graduation....

Kelsey graduated on Wednesday, May 27th from Pinnacle High School. We had an Open House Celebration on Saturday, May 30th. Then went to a local resort for a few days to relax.
As promised last week, I want to share the many items I made for Kelsey's graduation and open house celebration. Today I will show you the invitations and party favors that we made.

First, the enclosure invitation that was sent with the graduation announcements.

I typed the wording on the computer and printed it onto Whisper White cardstock. The images are from a retired SU! set - Tassle Time & Sketch an Event.
Paper: Rose Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Access: Red Stickles

Kelsey wanted the other invitation to have pink on it. So here is the invitation we sent out for the Open House. This one was sent to her friends and families that did not get the actual graduation announcement.

I typed the wording on the computer and printed it onto Whisper White cardstock. It included a senior picture and a senior name card.
Stamps: Celebrate Everything, Polka Dot
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Night of Navy
Access: Navy Organdy Ribbon (retired SU!), Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Blue Stickles

We made these favors as a way to say thank you to each person that came to the Graduation Open House. These adorable matchboxes had chocolates inside and a message about the graduate.

here it is open:

Stamps: Retired SU!
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette
Ink: White Craft Ink, Night of Navy
Access: White Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Matchbox Die, Sticky Strip

I am so glad you stopped by today, please check back tomorrow as I will be posting the decorations I made for the party.
Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp!