Time to Say Goodby!!!

Us_retired_list_thumb_1207_rdax_1_3Well her it is Stampin’ Up’s! list of Retiring Stamp Sets!

The new Spring-Summer Collection Catalog will be coming out in January and it’s time to say goodbye to retiring stamp sets from the current catalog.

If there is a set on this list that you have been thinking about, now is the time to purchase it. As of January 2, 2008, these stamps sets will never be available again!

Click here to view the Retired Stamp Set List

The retired list of wheels and accessories will be available after December 10th.

Color Challenge Monday

I hope everyone had a great weekend, I did a craft fair this weekend, I had clipboards with a matching pen, journals, and coasters, I sold about $70 worth not so bad. I have another one this weekend and the only difference is I am going to do my cards in a jar, and I think the jumbo paper clips, we will see how those do.

So my colors for Monday are Basic Gray and Bravo Burgundy and Robbie used Going Gray and Rose Red. When I sit down to design I always do two cards only because I am having to cut for the one I might as well design another. I could not decide which card to use so I used both this time.

Candice’s Cards
Stamps: Petal Prints and So Many Sayings Paper: Basic Gray, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Vanilla, and Designer Series Paper Ink: Basic Gray and Bravo Burgundy Accessories: Build a Brad, Scallop punch, Circle Punchs, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon, and Glitter.

Robbie’s Card
Stamps: Perfect Endings (retired), Snow Flurries, Winter Sweet Frost Fairy (Stamps Happen, Inc) Paper: Going Gray, Rose Red, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White, Rose Red Designer Series Paper Ink: Basic Black, Versamark, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Rose Red – Garden Green – Certainly Celery Markers, Slit and Round Tab punches, silver brad, sponges, glitter pen

Sketch Saturday

It is that time of the week again. another sketch for you try. I went searching through the challenges posted on Splitcoaststampers and found this on that I really like. One of the blogs I read had a similar sketch where she used ribbon to connect the 2 diamonds. I really liked the look and wanted to try it. What better time than for this post. It is hard to tell from the picture but I used the glitter pen (I love the look this pen creates) to trace the tree and outline the stars and packages. It is really glittery. I love the look and hope you enjoyed it also. Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

Stamps: Holiday Tag Team Paper: Confetti Cream, Bravo Burgundy, Red and Green Background paper (paper pack from Michael’s last year) Ink: Handsome Hunter – Real Red – Summer Sun markers Accessories: Glitter pen, Gold Cording, dimensionals, square punches

Thank you Donna

This card was done by on of my customers Donna Gibson. She showed us this card at the Stamp-A-Stack, we asked her if we could post this on our Blog and she kindly said yes, so I hope all of you enjoy this card as much as we did. She designed this card for her son Michael and her new daughter-in-law Kimmie for their Wedding Day, this card is truly sweet. Donna used watercolor paper, mulberry paper, three different kinds of ribbon, crystals, and there is an Iridescent shimmer on the main card. I don’t now if this photo will even do it justice, if you click on this photo you will be able to take a closer look.

Donna, Thank you for letting us post this on our Blog I am sure alot of people will enjoy this BEAUTY!!!

Thursday’s Design by Candice

I have to say that this time of the year goes by so fast, I don’t know where the time goes. I am trying to get ready for a Craft Fair this weekend and it is sneaking up on me fast. Well anyway here is my design for the week, hope you enjoy.

Stamps: Time Well Spent Paper: River Rock, Groovy Guava, Really Rust, White, and Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper Ink: Basic Gray, Really Rust, Wild Wasabi, and Groovy Guava Accessories: Build a Brad, Aqua Painter, Hodgepodge Hardware, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Crop-A-Dile, Rust Brads from Pink Hodgehog Paper Crafts.