Simple Hello

SO - I finally got the new catalog today! WHOO-HOO!!! Now I want to order my wish-list's worth. I don't have as many on my list as I have had in past years, but the ones I'm excited about are *fabulous*!!! These new card samples and layouts are wonderful inspiration - just what I am needing. I was feeling a little stuck in a rut. But this great set made it into the new catalog from the Spring Mini - which is fun! Some of my cards and ideas won't be all lost.

Stay tuned for more! :)

{stamps: polka dots & paisley; inks: regal rose, rose red; cardstock: cool caribbean, petals & pasiley paper; accessories: soft subtles brads}


This week's featured stamper over at Splitcoast is Cambria. She is such an awesome designer, and her work is admired by all. The way we play over at featured stamper is to choose a card to CASE, but you have to change a few things. These were some of my cards that I made this afternoon - pretty quickly. They were inspired by her card found here.

Sorry the pictures are a tad blurry. When I take them with the flash, they don't turn out, but sometimes they get a little blurry when there's no flash. Go figure.

Still waiting on my copy(ies) of the new Stampin' Up! catalog. Didn't come in the mail today, and I'm just about down to 2 or 3 fingernails left to chew. (haha! maybe more than that... it just feels that way)

Card details are below.

all products SU! unless otherwise noted...
birthday hugs {stamps: petals and paisley, hugs & wishes; ink: purely pomegranate, celery, black, white craft; cardstock: pomegranate, celery, black, white; accessories: ribbon (unknown), staple}
congratulations {stamps: garden silhouettes, linen, higs & wishes; ink & cardstock: groovy guava, blush blossom, vanilla, close to cocoa; accessories: dazzling diamonds glitter, ribbon (unknown), staple}


flip-flop cards

You can just tell that flip-flops are my favorite. I have about 4 flip-flop necklaces, and pairs upon pairs of the shoes. Not to mention random charms and other things flip-flop. So, it was no surprise that when I found this flip-flop pattern on Splitcoast Stampers in the Dirty Dozen section, that I would have to adapt it and use it. I love the perks of being a member! ;)

I used this card for a shoe-box swap. Just love the stars on it too! And I am hopelessly in love with the typeset alphabet stamps that I used for the "hi".

I am really excited about the new catalog coming up in just about a week or so. My box of catalogs have shipped already - and so I'll be waiting - nose against the window - for the UPS man to arrive. He knows that I'm crazy, and completely in love with stamps. Good man he is.

A quick thanks to my mom's blog friend Mary for giving me a plug on her blog. I have actually been blogging off and on since 2001, so, it is always good to be back. I do have my own .net, but sometimes this is just as easy. ;)

I'm not sure what all I'll be putting here, but rest assured... it will be as scatterbrained as me.

{flip-flop card: all supplies from Stampin' Up! stamps: starstruck, typeset alpha lower; cardstock: certainly celery, chocolate chip, pink passion; ink: certainly celery, pink passion; accessories: celery, tangerine & chocolate grosgrain ribbon, circle punches, silver brads}


More New Samples

I am on a roll with some of these new stamp sets! I can't wait for you to see these in person!

Vases in Vogue (new Level 3 Hostess)

Garden Silhouettes (new level 2 Hostess)


Retired Set Silent Auction

Look for more details about my upcoming Retired Stamp Set Silent Auction on July 7. This will be your *very* last chance to get sets that have been retired from the current Stampin' Up! catalog. You don't want to miss it! I've got some sets that are retiring this year, and some that have retired the past few years.

Look for updates!

Olive You is retiring this year. Don't miss out!

Beat the rush - Order your Retiring sets and Spring Mini Sets before June 28!

New Stamps!!

You should be getting (or maybe already have) your copy of the Fall-Winter Preview brochure! It has got some great things that are coming out in the new catalog! As a demonstrator, we get to pre-order from the brochure! My pictures aren't the best - but 2 cards I whipped out tonight are below!

Made with Zoofari

Made with a new Level 3 Hostess Set - Vases in Vogue

Look for more samples to come soon!!


Retirement Time

I will miss many stamp sets that are retiring this year, but I just know that there will be wonderful new things in the new catalog! Check out some of the sets that I will miss the most!

Balmy Breezes

Do the Hula

Living Large

Mixed Bouquet

Ruff Day

The last day to order these great sets, or any others that are on the retirement list is June 28! Don't let them slip away!