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June 2012

Yes, I'm still here!

All I can say about the last twelve days is busy, busy, busy! Right after my kickoff on Friday, June 1st, we took Logan to school in Rolla, MO, had the rest of the family at our house for Sunday dinner, then did the crafts for VBS at my church with my daughters, an overnight trip to Franklin, TN, to visit my husband's brother and we took the MIL with us. Then Sunday family dinner again, it all gets a little blurry sometimes!

We've also been dealing with the sudden, tragic death of one of my husband's cousins to a drunk driving accident. Craig's whole family was in the van when a drunk driver hit them. Craig had seen it coming and had pulled over as far as he could get against the guardrail at the Rend Lake Dam to protect his family and took the brunt of the impact. He died before they could get him out of the car. Such a shock. Such a waste. Such a devastation to this young family. He has four children, age 16 and under. Pray for his wife, Marla, their children William, Delores, Pierce, and JodiAnn. Pray for his parents, Russell and Martha, and his siblings, Rhonda, Audrey, and Keith. My heart goes out to them over and over again each day as I think about them and appreciate my family more.

This current week has also been filled with basically digging-out from the chaos of VBS week and workshops. I've had three so far this week with the fourth tonight and another tomorrow. It's a feast or a famine in the Stampin' Up! world sometimes, but I LOVE it.

With Father's Day coming up this weekend, here's a new creation using the new catalog set "Blue Ribbon" and my favorite new Designer Paper, "World Spectacular"!

Blue ribbon 1

LOTS of new products used here, including the "Chevron" Textured Impressions Folder and Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon!

I LOVE all the new Designer Papers in the new Annual Catalog! You really need to see them in person to really appreciate just how gorgeous they are! I always pretty much order at least one package of each of them as soon as we can order from a new catalog, but I was completely blown away when I opened up "World Spectacular"! The colors are so rich, deep, vibrant, and the designs are so vintage yet so very vesatile! I'm so glad I have a year to play with these!

And the inside:

Blue ribbon 2

Well, I'm off to Staples this morning to buy more ink! I'm almost out of some of my colors (my printer  says all of them are LOW!) but still have several more classes to prep for!

As you can see I have been creating, so I have lots to show you in the next few days!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" Day!

Stampin' Up! Simple Treat Box Directions!

As promised, here are the directions for the "Simple Treat Box" I showed you yesterday:

Box 1


  • Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set
  • Bitty Banners Framelits, Blossom Party Die, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder & Big Shot
  • Floral District DSP, Summer Smooches DSP
  • Razzberry Ripple NEW FIRM FOAM Classic pad, Real Red & Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • Word Window Punch, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, ¾” or 1” Circle Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Neutrals Brads (white), Paper Piercing Tool, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding

Outside Box Dimensions: 3 ¼” x 11”, scored at 4 ¾” and 6 ¼”.

Inside Box Dimensions: 4 ½” x 3 ½”, scored at 1” on all four sides.

Cut and assemble inside box as shown below. Use Sticky Strip to assemble box and to attach to inside of outside box between the scored lines.

Box 4

Use a circle punch to round all four corners of outside box. Punch box handle with Word Window Punch.

Box 5

Decorate front of your box with desired embellishments. I used the Blossom Party Die for the Rich Razzleberry Floral District box, and the punches for the Island Indigo Summer Smooches box! 

Here's the box open one more time:

Box 3


That's all for today! I have church this morning, then a family dinner to prepare! I hope you enjoy making your box!

Unti tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Stampin'Up! NEW Annual 2012-2013 Catalog is HERE!

I really must apologize for the lack of blogging the past few days. I've been head-down getting ready for this weekend! LOTS going on around here! I had my New Catalog "Crazy Day" Open House yesterday, and WOW it WAS CRAZY! Over 40 stampers showed up to get their new sprial bound catalog from me, pick up unbound catalogs for friends who couldn't come, sign up for classes and product shares, view new catalog samples, and stamp two cute Make n' Takes! 

Here's one (two actually, as their was a choice between these two samples):

Box 1

Aren't these CUTE!!!???!!!! They are just a simple little box with a wrap around them. I learned how to make these from Becky Roberts, and then got busy with new DSP and colors! Here's the side view:

Box 2

We used the new "Summer Smooches" and "Floral District" Designer Paper for these, as well as the new "Itty Bitty Banners" stamp set and "Bitty Banners" Framelits! They open like this:

Box 3

I will post the simple cutting and scoring directions for these tomorrow, but right now I've got to run, we are taking Logan to college in Rolla, MO, which is a 3 hour drive, so have to get the ball rolling for that!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" Day!