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June 2010

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, the New Catalog Starts Tomorrow! It's Only a Day Away!

Could you hear me singing that title to the tune from "Annie"? Can you tell I'm excited! Tomorrow evening my stampers will be coming to my house to pick up their brand-new copy of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, and I can hardly wait!!!

While we are all waiting, not very patiently, but waiting, here are the last five swaps from the New Catalog Pre-Order Swap I participated in using another popular set, "Friends Never Fade"!

First off, Emily Tull used Garden Green and Concord Crush along with Presto Patterns Designer Paper to create this beautiful thank you card:

Friends never fade emily tull


Dianne O'Connor used Greenhouse Gala DSP with Pear Pizazz and Chocolate Chip for this one!

Friends never fade dianne oconnor


My cruise twin, Renee Watson, used Greenhouse Gala with a cool technique, Folded Paper Frame!

Friends never fade renee watson


Susie Wood used Greenhouse Gala also, but used the Pumpkin Pie/Daffodil Delight sheets!

Friends never fade susie wood


And finally, the last card of my swap, Amy Combs combined Greenhouse Gala, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, and Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta ribbon!

Friends never fade amy combs


Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I will be back with the NEW CATALOG!!!!!!

Until then, have a GREAT STAMPIN'ROX! DAY!

Because I Care Sneak Peeks!

Stampin' Up! sent every demo who pre-ordered the "New Color Kit" this gorgeous Level 1 Hostess Set, "Because I Care", and it was a very popular set used in the New Catalog Pre-order Swap I am continuing to show you today! ALL the samples shown use this set in one way or another!

First, a beautiful version using Crumb Cake (formerly called "Kraft"!), Pear Pizazz,  & Marina Mist! If you look closely down by the "because I Care" greeting, you will see she used the flourish stamp from "Elements of Style", stamping Pear Pizazz on Pear Pizazz!

Because i care Christin Rocha


Next, Jackie Ordway combined Peach Parfait, Newsprint Designer Paper, White Craft ink, and Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon!

Because i care jackie ordway


This beauty is an orphan card, it arrived with no name on it! Whoever it is certainly did a great job! I would hate not to be able to claim this one!

Because i care no name


Beverlee Morales used Crumb Cake and the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impression Folder to create this fun card!

Because i care beverlee morales


Jan Rodrian used the technique to omit  a center oval shape with her Textured Impressions folder (she used Finial Press):

Because i care jan rodrian


An last but certainly not least, Ruth Anne Lilley masked the rectangle to sponge the Crumb Cake background for this one!

Because i care ruth anne lilley


I will be back tomorrow with swaps using "Friends Never Fade"! I am busily working on the Make n Takes and gifts for my New Catalog Open House on Thursday night and a Scrapbooking Bridal Luncheon on Friday, so gotta go for now!

Until tomorrow, have a GREAT STAMPINROX! DAY!


New Catalog Sneak Peeks!

The boxes of new catalogs are here! Come to my New Catalog Open House & Ice Cream Sundae Buffet this Thursday, July 1st, from 5-8 p.m. to pick up your copy!

Catalogs are here!

I just received a New Catalog Pre-order swap that I'm in every month! I LOVE to have all these great new samples to share! Here are a few from the swap:

Artistic Etchings with Elegant Trio Stencil by Kimber Millard :

Artistic etchings kimber millard


Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel by Carla Storry:

Baby tees carla storry


Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel again by Pat Ertman:

Baby tees pat ertman


Mostly Vintage Stencil with Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder by Deb McCahan:

Vintage wallpaper deb mccahan


Apple Blossoms Level 2 Hostess by Raedeen Shibata

Apple blossoms raedeen shibata


Apple Blossoms Level 2 Hostess by Kelly Acheson also uses Bitty Buttons and the new Scallop Rectangle Clearlit!

Playful Pieces Level 3 Hostess Set by Cherri Gustafsen:

Playful pieces cherri gustafson


Another Playful Pieces Level 3 Hostess with the Scallop Rectangle Clearlit, this time by Karen Kurz. I actually thought at first she had used Trendy Trees, but it's Playful Pieces!!! Cool! Definitely a set worth having a $500 party to get!

Playful pieces karen kurz


And last for today, Studio Sketches by Jennifer Weide: Studio sketches jennifer weide


This is just the first 8 of my 20 swaps, but I'll be back tomorrow with more!

Until tomorrow, have a GREAT STAMPINROX! DAY!


New stamps to play with!

Demonstrators get to pre-order specific items from the New Catalog (just another GREAT perk of being a SU! demo!). This is the one time of the year when they give us the opportunity to purchase Level 2 and Level 3 Hostess Sets, something we only get to do before the new BIG catalog starts! This card is my first creation with a fun new Level 2 Hostess Set called "Apple Blossoms"! This set has 8 very versatile stamps, 4 of which are used here. You can earn this set for FREE with a party of just $300 in sales! I'm filling my calendar for July, August, and September right now, so contact me and we can make this card at your party if you so choose AND you could get this set for free too!

Apple blossoms


Almost everything on this card is brand-new to the new catalog (with the exception of the Whisper White rectangle I stamped the flowers on!):

Early Espresso cardstock base stamped with Early Espresso ink

Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper (LOVE this paper, I will be using it ALOT in the next few months!)

Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Pear Pizazz cardstock mat around the Greenhouse Gala  DSP.

Cajun Craze cardstock mat around the stamped "just a little note" focal piece.

The flowers are stamped in Daffodil Delight & Cajun Craze ink.

The circles behind the flowers are stamped in the new "Crumb Cake"! (interesting tidbit abut Crumb Cake - it formerly was called Kraft and only came in cardstock, but with the Color Renovation we can get "Crumb Cake" in cardstock, inkpad, marker, ribbon, etc!)

"just a little note" is stamped in Early Espresso ink.

We will be making this card at my "Yes Ma'am's" monthly downline meeting tomorrow night! We try to get together every month to stamp, share ideas, and support each other!

There's just a few more days left to sign up with the $99 Mini Starter Kit! Contact me if you would like to join the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator family! It's a fun way to make extra money for whatever dream or goal you may have! I've been able to take my a family member with me on SIX all-expenses-paid trips courtesy of Stampin' Up!, something I would have NEVER been able to do otherwise! With the new catalog getting ready to start on July 1st, it's a great time to start with Stampin' Up!

I have a stamping-packed weekend ahead of me with three parties and a downline meeting, so I will see you all again on Monday with more NEW stuff!

Until Monday, have a GREAT Stampin' Rox! weekend!


The Final Three Quick & Cute!

Here's the final three from the "Quick & Cute" class last weekend:

First up, "Best Wishes & More"!

Best wishes and more


Stampin' Rox! Ordering Info:

Best Wishes & More #111602 $26.95

Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #100730 $7.50 (40 sheets)

Melon Mambo Classic inkpad #115656 $5.95

Stampin' Sponge #101610 $3.50 (3 per pkg)

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95 (300 per pkg)

Big Shot machine #113439 $99.95

Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #117335 $7.95

3/16" Corner Rounder #109047 $6.95 

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack #118309 $16.95 (3-pack)

Mini glue-dots #103683 $4.95

Next, we said good-bye to Garden Whimsy:

Garden whimsy


Stampin' Rox! Ordering Info:

Garden Whimsy #113502 $26.95 (retiring)

Sprinkles #115076 $14.95 (retiring)

Warm Words (happiness) #115108 $21.95

Bermuda Bay 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock SOLD OUT!

Bermuda Bay Classic inkpad #115655 retiring 25% off $4.46

So Saffron Classic inkpad #105213 $5.95

Mat Pack #105826 $9.95

Paper Piercing Tool #116631 $3.50

Gold Brads #104337 $6.95 (pkg 200)

Big Shot machine  #113439 $99.95

Stampin' Up! Exclusive Birds & Blooms Sizzlets 4-pack #113485 $21.95

White gel pen #105021 $3.95

And last-but-not-least, one of my all-time favs, Starring You!

Starring you celebrate


Stampin' Rox! Ordering Info:

Starrring You #111696 $13.95

Dusty Durango 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #115321 (retiring 25% off $4.13) 24 sheets

Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #100730 $7.50 (40 sheets)

Bashful Blue 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #105120 $5.50 (24 sheets)

Travel Journal Designer Paper #117156 $9.95 (available until August 31 in the Summer Mini)

Dusty Durango Classic inkpad #115654 (retiring 25% off $4.46)

Dusty Durango Stampin' Write Marker (part of the In-Color Markers 6-pack ) #116329 25% off $13.46

Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker #100069 $3.25

1 3/4' Circle punch #112004 $15.95

1 1/4" Circle punch #104403 $15.95

Large Star punch #110710 $15.95

Star punch #109045 $10.95

Silver Foil Smooch Spritz #118771 $4.95 (Summer Mini)

Color Catcher #121093 $5.95 (Summer Mini)

There you go! All the projects from my "Last Chance Quick & Cute Class!" To receive the class hand-out instructions FREE via email, just place ANY online order between now and June 30th!

See ya tomorrow with a project using NEW catalog stuff!

Have a GREAT Stampin' Rox! Day!


Kaleidoscope Designer Paper was one of the first DSP's from the new catalog last July that I used for a project: covered steno pads for my downline attending convention with me! This paper is absolutely gorgeous, one page has a resplendent peacock! I found my inspiration from Ilina Crouse's sample on Stampin' Connection, an online resource exclusively for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, but I added my own "twists" to make it my own!



Stampin' Rox Ordering info:

Thankful Thinking #113786 $13.95

Basic Black 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #102851 $7.50 (40 sheets) (currently sold out, but it is being "reconfigured' for the new catalog, so it's not really all gone!)

Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #100730 $7.50 (40 sheets)

Kaleidoscope Designer Paper #115680 $9.95 (12 sheets)

Basic Black Classic inkpad #101179 $5.95

1 3/8" Square punch #103375 $15.95

3/16" Corner Rounder #109047 $6.95

Modern Label punch #116630 $15.95

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack #118309 $16.95

Big Shot machine #113439 $99.95

Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #115963 $7.95

Mini glue-dots  #103683 $4.95

Next one for today, Holiday Blitz!



Stampin' Rox Ordering Info:

Holiday Blitz #114982 $38.95 pg 44 of current catalog (retiring, set of 28)

1 1/4" Square punch #104400 $15.95

Sahara Sand 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #105328 $7.50 (40 sheets)

Night of Navy 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #100867 $5.50 (24 sheets)

Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #100730 $7.50 (40 sheets)

Travel Journal Designer paper (available until August 31st in the Summer mini) #117156 $9.95

Night of Navy Classic inkpad #1012977 $5.95

Garden Green Classic inkpad #102272 $5.95

Pumpkin Pie Classic inkpad #105216 $5.95

Sahara Sand Classic inkpad #105208 $5.95

Remember, you can order any of these supplies Online anytime of the day (or night!) at my Stampin' Up! website:

ALL online orders placed from now until June 30, 2010 will receive the class hand-out instructions emailed to them for FREE!

Until tomorrow, have  a GREAT Stampin' Rox! Day!

More "Quick & Cute" cards!

Oh boy, it sure does feel good to be back blogging! It makes me wonder why I ever don't blog!

Here are three more cards from the Last Chance Quick & Cute Class this past weekend!

First up, a set I just realized I had never inked up, Animal Crackers! Isn't this happy little giraffe adorable?

Animal crackers


Stampin' Rox Ordering Info:

Animal Crackers #113395 $19.95 (retiring)

So Saffron 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #105118 $5.50

Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #100730 $7.50

Tall Tales Designer Paper #115678 $9.95 (retiring)

Chocolate Chip Classic inkpad #100908 $5.95

So Saffron Stampin' Write marker #105114 $3.25

Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon #109051 $7.95 (retiring)

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95 (package of 300)

Horizontal Slot punch #105089 $5.95 (retiring)

2-way glue pen #100425 $3.50

Dazzling Diamonds glitter #102023 $4.50

Big Shot #113439 $99.95

Top Note Die #113463 $21.95

Next up, "Wanted"! I have loved using this set for the past few years, and will miss it when it's gone!



Stampin' Rox Ordering info:

Wanted #115106 $23.95 (retiring)

A Little Birthday Cheer (happy birthday) #115018 $13.95

Bordering Blue 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock  (SOLD OUT!)

Going Gray 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (in Neutrals Assorted pack #108588 $7.95, 36 sheets, 6 each of Whisper White, Going Gray, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Basic Gray)

Night of Navy 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #100867 $5.50 (24 sheets)

Whisper White 8 1/2 x11 cardstock #100730 $7.50 (40 sheets)

Bordering Blue Classic inkpad #102265 $5.95

Night of Navy Classic inkpad #102977 $5.95

Big Shot #113439 $99.95

Stampin' Up! Exclusive Lots of Tags Sizzlets (4 pack) #114508 $21.95

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95 (package of 300)

Remember you can order online at my Stampin' Up! website anytime and have the stampin' supplies delivered straight to your door! All orders placed between now and June 30th will receive the class handout to make all 10 cards from my "Last Chance Quick & Cute" Class for free via email!

My Stampin' Up! website:

Until tomorrow, have a GREAT Stampin' Rox Day!

I'm back!

I know I need to apologize for the long absence of new posts here, but I ended up with a nasty sinus infection from my cold/flu in May, and it's just seemed to take me forever to get back on track! Ever have one of those months? But with the new catalog starting in just a little over a week, I'm all pumped up and ready to get going!

I had my monthly Stamp-a-Stack here this past weekend. I called it "Last Chance Quick & Cute"! We used retiring stamps, colors, and accessories one more time! Some of these projects we will also be doing at my last 3 workshops this month, so if you missed this event at my house, you may still have a chance to make some of them!

This first card uses "Just Baseball", "Sporting",  and "Happy Everything" THREE retiring sets! Quick, cute, easy-peasy!



Stampin'Rox! Ordering info:

Just Baseball  #115002 $13.95

Just Sporting  #115072 $18.95

Wide Oval punch  #112082 $15.95

Stampin' Sponges  #101610 $3.50

Ruby Red 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock  # 102030  $5.50 (24 sheets)

Not Quite Navy 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock: #101722 $5.50 (24 sheets)

Ruby Red Classic inkpad  #102259 $5.95

Not Quite Navy Classic inkpad # 103008 $5.95

Whisper White 8 1/2 x11 cardstock #100730 $7.50 (40 sheets)

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95

This next one uses "Nursery Necessities". I will really miss this one, and the 3/4" Real Red Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon is on the Retiring Accessories list too at 50% off!

Nursery Necessities


Stampin' Rox ordering Info:

Nursery Necessities #113306 $31.95

Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot ribbon #115608 was $8.95 NOW $4.48 for a 10 yard roll!

Bashful Blue 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock: #105120 $5.50 (24 sheets)

Real Red 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock: #102482 $5.50 (24 sheets)

Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock: #100730 $7.50 (40 sheets)

Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Paper #112151 $9.95

Scalloped Circle punch #109043 $15.95

Word Window punch #105090 $15.95

Real Red Classic inkpad #103133 $5.95

Bashful Blue Classic inkpad 105209 $5.95

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95

This gorgeous wedding/anniversary card uses "Together Forever" and "Tres' Chic" background!

Together Forever


Stampin' Rox ordering info:

Together Forever #115100 $22.95

Tres' Chic Background #109258 $17.95

Teeny Tiny Wishes (mr & mrs) #115370 $36.95

Tempting Turquoise 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #102067 $5.50


Tempting Turquoise Classic inkpad #100814 $5.95

Gable Green Classic inkpad #101673 $5.95

Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write marker #100058 $3.25

Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #100730 $7.50

Ticket Corner punch #107214 $6.95

Stampin' Sponge #101610 $3.50 for package of 3

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95

Playground Designer buttons #116313 (retiring 50% off $3.98!)

You can order the supplies to make these cards online at my Stampin' Up! website and they will be delivered direct to your door!

ANY online order placed at my Stampin' Up! website from now until  June 30th will receive the directions to make all the cards from my "Last Chance Quick & Cute" Class via email!

That's all for today! If you aren't on my mailing list, be sure to sign up in the box on my sidebar. I just sent out an email this morning with all my classes listed through the end of July!

I'll be back tomorrow with more cards from my "Quick & Cute" Class!

Have a GREAT "Stampin' Rox" day!