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July 2013

Stampin' Up! Label Love/Alphabet Press!

Just a quick post. Alisa, Cody, and baby Oakley are coming home from the hospital today and I am packing to go spend the next week with them! yay!

Until I get a chance to show you more Oakley pics, here's a card for you:

Label love 1

This is one of my convention swaps. (Even though I didn't get to go, I am still participating in a couple of organized swaps. I signed up for them a long time ago, before it became apparent that Oakley was waiting to come because wanted his Grammie to stay home with him instead!)

Label love 2

Stamps: Label Love, Make a Wish, Off the Grid

Paper: Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, Soho Subway Designer Paper

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand

Accessories: Artisan Label Punch, Brayer, Big Shot, Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Folder, 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon (in the upcoming Holiday Catalog), Neutrals Candy Dots

Stampingrox Technique Tip: I brayered the negative (flat) side of the Alphabet Press folder with Crisp Cantaloupe ink before inserting the Crisp Cantaloupe paper and cranking through the Big Shot to achieve the tone-on-tone darker look for the letters! Fun! You could also sponge the ink or rub the inkpad directly on the folder if you do not yet own a brayer.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Baby Oakley Has Arrived!

I am VERY HAPPY to announce the arrival of baby Oakely Dentyn Hiller!

Tuesday, July 16th, 8:55 p.m.

7 lbs. 14 oz.

21 3/4" long!

LOTS of dark hair!

Mother & baby are doing great! Tired, but great!

Here he is!

Oakley 1

He's wearing the onesie his mommy created for him to announce her pregnancy on Christmas Eve last year. "Swody" is a blend of our family name for her, "Sweed", and his daddy's name, Cody!

That strange thing attached to Oakley's ankle is the hospital security device. If someone were to try to leave the hospital with this attached to a baby, all the doors and elevators would lock and shut down!

Here's all the "Mark & Carol Payne Grandkids" as of today:

Payne grandkids 1
l to r: Ava Claire, Liam Percival, Maddie Kate, Oakley Dentyn, Jaxon William, and Johnny Mark Cohen!

I am SO BLESSED!!!!!

I'm tired too, as I spent all of yesterday at the hospital, but it's a happy tired!

Not much else to report, this is my world right now!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



NSR: Baby Oakley is On His Way!

Quick post! Just wanted to let you know that Baby Oakley is on his way! They went into the hospital at 9 last night to get things started!

The original plan was for me to wait until this morning to go in, but since it's a new hospital (and I needed to see my baby girl!) Mark & I went in for a little while last night!

Here's the Mommy & Daddy, waiting for their little fellow to arrive:


So now it's almost 6 a.m. and Jessica is on her way to pick me up and we are going in together. Jessica is the official birth photographer and I just get to be there! Yay!

Pray for a safe delivery and a healthy little baby boy!

My day ALREADY Stampingrox!

Stampin' Up! Tag It! Christmas Card!

Good Monday morning to you! I know you are going to find it hard to believe, but there is still NO baby Oakley yet! I can't stand it! But things are looking up! At her appointment last Wednesday, her doctor said if she didn't have him on her own by today they will put her in the hospital tonight and get things started! Whew! Hopefully that means we will have him here before Wednesday!

With that in mind, I'm going to get some posts ready to auto-post so you will have something to see for the next few days (or week) while I am busy being grammie!

Speaking of being grammie, this weekend I had the chance to do just that with Liam. Liam's mommy, Kimberly, came down with the nasty tummy bug I had last weekend, and so I brought him home to stay with me on Saturday through Sunday afternoon. He was here for my "SWOW/Christmas Card" Classes, and charmed everyone, to say the least! Liam has always been my little buddy, I am looking forward to spending more time with him starting in August when his mommy goes back to work teaching school!

Today's card is one of the Christmas cards we made Saturday. This one uses the Tag It! Ronald McDonald House Charity set. I always make sure I purchase and use the set Stampin' Up! creates for this purpose each year because Stampin' Up! donates $3 from the sale of each set to the RMDH Charity. We have friends who lived at the Ronald McDonald House in St Louis when their little girl was born extremely prematurely, so this charity is  near and dear to my heart!

Tag it 1

Early Espresso, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, and Very Vanilla.

Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Folder, Chalk Talk Framelits.

Real Red, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write Markers.

Basic Jewel Rhinestones and Tea Lace Doily.

Tag it 2

Inside a verse from More Merry Messages and snowflake-y stamp from A Round Array!

Tag it 6

We cut the Tea Lace Doily in to four pieces, then pleat/gathered each piece as shown and attached to the back of the focal image with a Glue Dot and SNAIL adhesive.

Tag it 7
Did you know the Tea Lace Do
 ilies, while the catalog says they are white, are actually an off-white color now? It's true! They are perfect for a homespun-looking card like this one!

Well, that's all for today! I hope to have baby Oakley news for you soon!

Until tomorrow, which I hope is Oakley's birth-day, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day #2!

Good morning & happy Sunday! It's "Sunday Swap Day" today, so I will get right to sharing with you more of the swaps I received last month using new catalog products!

First up is a "wiper card" by Linda Pagel using the Giggle Greetings stamp set on page 29 of the new catalog:

Linda pagel 1

When you pull the punched-out circle tabs on each end of the card, the "wiper" pops up with a greeting from Petite Pairs! FUN! I've never made one of these cards, but now that I have one, I will be able to "reverse engineer" it and figure it out! yay!

Linda pagel 2

Next, a fun masculine card by Lorraine Duran using the Rev Up the Fun! stamp set on page 51 and the Chevron Textured Impressions Folder with aluminum foil adhered to cardstock. This is a gatefold card.

Lorraine duran

Finally for today, an encouragement card with the new Mosaic Madness stamp set on page 123 and the Blooming with Kindness set on page 65. The Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Folder pulls the Double Time stamping technique together very nicely!

Modern mosaic blooming with kindness 1

Soft Suede ink stamped on Soft Suede cardstock paired with Midnight Muse ink & cardstock gives this card a calm and serene feel.

Modern mosaic blooming with kindess 2

Well, that's all for now! Thanks for stopping in today. Hope your day Stampingrox!

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Stampin'Up! Chalk Talk Swap!

Good morning and Happy Saturday! Today is the second day of my SWOW Class and Christmas Card Class! Yay!

Today I have a swap to share with you made with the Chalk Talk Bundle, which contains both the Chalk Talk stamp set and the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut them out. Each is sold separately, of course, but when you purchase them as a bundle you save 15%!

Chalk talk jackie ordway p

The colors in this swap are Coastal Cabana (I know it photographed the retired Bashful Blue, but it IS Coastal Cabana!) Basic Black, and Very Vanilla. Modern Medley Designer Paper is the vertical strip on the side, with a tiny bit of a Basic Black Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border peeking out. The Coastal Cabana layer has been embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Folder, and the Coastal Cabana "flourish" tag has been cut out with the Chalk Talk Framelits. The "for you" has been punched with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch, then layered on a Basic Black 1 3/8"-punched circle. Basic Jewel Rhinestones that have been colored with a Black Sharpie give tis card a little "bling"!

That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin Up! Gifts of Kindness Swap!

Good morning! It's Friday! Oakley's due date! I have a fun little card for you today, a fun-fold actually, similar in dimensions to my card HERE.

Gifts of kindness

The Gifts of Kindess, Papillon Potpourri, and Oh, Hello stamp sets were used, along with the Gingham standard wheel. Cardstock of Real Red & Whisper White pair to create a fun, crisp look! Ink of Real Red & Old Olive, and the Scallop Trim Border Punch all finish off this card spectacularly!

Well, today should be my SWOW class and Christmas Card classes for July. Looking forward to stamping with everyone!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Mixed Bunch Swap!

Good morning! Happy Thursday! I have a swap to share with you today, created by Ruth Bingle, using the Mixed Bunch & Fabulous Phrases stamp sets, Blossom punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, and ink colors of Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, and Summer Starfruit!

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Ruth stamped all the flowers from the Mixed Bunch set BEFORE she embossed the layer with the Square Lattice Folder. MUCH easier to get a clean stamping that way!

It's a fun, easy card, don't you think?

Well, I'm still working furiously trying to get ready for my "SWOW" class and Christmas Card class on Friday and Saturday, getting ready for  Convention (if I get to go), and Baby Oakley!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Serene Silhouettes Swap to Share!

Good morning! Still mining my swap stash while I play "catch-up" from being sick!

Todays card is one I don't really enjoy making, but they have to be done, don't they?

The creator of the card used Serene Silhouettes and Thoughts & Prayers stamp sets, the Oval Collection Framelits, the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Folder, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pool Party Core'dinations cardstock, and Island Indigo and Whisper White cardstock to create a truly serene, restful card.

Serene silhouettes

I apologize for the poor lighting. I took these pictures while still stuck on the couch sick on Monday. Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers were used to ink up the flower image (what kind of flower IS that, anyway? I'm not a horticulturist!), then tiny Basic Jewel Pearls were added to finish them off sweetly.

Thanks for stopping by! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! A Swap to Share!

Good morning! I was miserably sick yesterday with the stomach flu. I'm glad I had prepped my blog post on Sunday night, because I had no brains for anything yesterday morning, or for most of the day.

With that said, obviously I did NO STAMPING yesterday at all, so have nothing new to share from me, but I still have some swaps in the vault I haven't shared, so for the next few days that is what I'm going to show you while I play "catch up" with my house, laundry, & business so I can focus on baby Oakley when he arrives! He's due this Friday, so it can't be much longer, can it? Alisa mentioned a few days ago she was beginning to think she was going to be pregnant forever, which of course means it won't be much longer!

Today's card comes from the monthly swap I participate in and uses the Sweetly Framed Hostess set. It's a darling set, especially paired with the Gingham Garden Designer Paper! The background is embossed with the new Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Folder, and the "for you" greeting is punched with the 7/8" Scallop Circle punch and layered on Artisan Label-punched layers!

Sweetly framed hostess 1

Inside the frame included in the set was stamped with Daffodil Delight ink, then the "Happy Birthday Wishes" from the Simply Sketched Hostess set was stamped inside with Island Indigo ink!



Sweetly framed hostess 2

That's all for now! I'm actually typing this post on Monday night to schedule for Tuesday morning, and I'm about worn out!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



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