New Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ UP! 2008 Spring-Summer Catalog has arrived and here is the NEW updated list for our Designer Series Papers. This will help you to coordinate colors. Azure: Brilliant Blue and Very Vanilla

Bali Breeze: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, and Pumpkin Pie

Berry Bliss: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, and Close to Cocoa

Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, and So Saffron

East Coast Prep: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, and More Mustard

Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, and Tempting Turquoise

Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Soft Sky, and Sahara Sand

Ginger Blossom: Ruby Red, River Rock, Cameo Coral, and Groovy Guava

Jersey Shore: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, and Bashful Blue

Le Jardin: River Rock, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, and Bashful Blue

Notebook: Soft Sky, Kraft, and Vanilla

Olive Press: Old Olive and Very Vanilla

Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, and Wild Wasabi

Spring Break: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, and Soft Sky

Spring Fling: Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, and So Saffron

Spring Silhouettes: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla

Western Sky: Ruby Red, River Rock, Blue Bayou, and Soft Sky

Color Challenge Monday

Happy New Year!!! Candice and I thought it would be a fun to do a New Year’s card. We chose the colors Black, White, and Gray. We also had to use glitter in some form. I had lots of fun and just kept adding layers. It is very sparkly IRL (In Real LIfe). Here is what I came up with.
Robbie’s Card

Paper: White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Silver, DCWV Glitter Stack, Purely Pomegranate Accessories: Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet, Art Glimmer Crystal Glitter, Stardust Glitter gel pen, Xyron
Candice’s Card

Stamp Sets: Riveting and Think Big Paper: Natural White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, DSP Accessories: Circle Punches, Jumbo Eyelet, Rhinestone Brad, Black Velvet Ribbon, and lots of Glitter

Sketch Saturday

I am beginning to think that the only snow we will get is the kind we put on our cards. I thought for certain we would be cold by now. Not that I am complaining but it just didn’t seem like Christmas this year.

I saw this sketch on a blog I read StampsPaperScissors and thought it would be fun one to do. I did change it just a little. What do you think?

Stamps: Thanks Snow Much (retired) Paper: White, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Designer Series Paper Ink: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Only Orange, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Snowflake garland and ribbbon (Michael’s – both on clearance now), aqua painter, sponge.
In retrospect I think it would have looked better on an Old Olive card. Thanks for looking!

Valentine’s Day Bundle

Valentine’s Day Bundle

January 2-31, 2008

Promotion Details: Customers – Purchase the Valentine’s Day Bundle for just $33.40 and get Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon-FREE!

Hostesses – Hold a workshop of $350 or more and choose any one stamp set from the Spring-Summer Preview 2008 Brochure for FREE!

The Valentine’s Day Bundle (item 111903) includes all of the following items for a total of $33.40!

111089 Happy Heart Day stamp set $20.95 – 109052 Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon $ 7.95 – 102757 Medium cellophane bags $ 4.50 – 109056 Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon FREE!

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

Late post today. I was busy getting organized with some of my Christmas presents. So I decided to do a simple card.

Little did I know my plan was not as simple as I thought. I wanted to use the Snowflake punch from Stampin’ Up but I wanted the punched pieces to be on the card rather than the punch creating the holes in the paper. I got this ingenious idea to cut a piece of shimmery paper and run it through the xyron machine. This would then create a sticker that I could punch the snowflake out and use the piece of paper as a template. Great idea until I went to punch the snowflake and it would not punch. I ended up using the second piece I ran through the xyron and only punching a few pieces at a time. This worked and I had all the pieces. I then used putty to place the template (which I made from a scrap piece of cardstock since my original idea didn’t work) on the card and then proceeded to place all the little pieces of the snowflake in place. It took a while to taking the backing off the pieces but I finally succeeded. Using my tweezers I placed the pieces inside the template. When I finished I went to remove the template thus leaving my pieces in the perfect snowflake pattern. Unfortunately my pieces dis not want to stick to the card but rather stayed inside the template. I then had to use my tweezers to hold each individual piece in place while I carefully lifted the template away. Needless to say a very simple card took a lot longer to create than planned. Some times the best laid plans don’t always go as planned!

Here is my finished card. I am sorry the picture is not crisp. I think because I have dial up the quality is not that great. Hope you like it!

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Flaky Friends, Great Impressions B155 Paper: Soft Sky, Shimmery White Ink: Whisper White Craft, Blue Bayou Accessories: Hunter Green and Close to Cocoa markers, Stampin’ Up Snowflake punch, small snowflake punch, xyron machine.

Thanks for looking!