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Stampin' Up! Work of Art in a Lost Lagoon!

Hey there! Friday's Open House was a smash hit! Lots of catalogs given out, grab-bags grabbed, cards made, and lots of BOGO products out the door!

Guess you can tell from today's title that the second Make & Take color choice is Lost Lagoon:


The same layout as yesterday's Blackberry Bliss card, same Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, same ribbon, just all in Lost Lagoon.

I pulled the Hello Honey color from the designer paper to stamp the heart accent.


That's all for now. I'm headed for bed! One more Open House session on Saturday afternoon and then it's relaxing time for me!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


Stampin' Up! Work of Art with Blackberry Bliss!

Hey there! Just a quick post as I am making my final preparations for my New Catalog Premiere Open House today and Saturday.

Today I'm sharing the Make n' Take using the fab new catalog set, Work of Art, and the yummy new In Color, Blackberry Bliss! Yes, all the shades of purple are from the same inkpad! I just inked once, stamped full strength, stamped a second time without reinking, then "breathed" on the stamp before the third and fourth stamping. Delish!


The Blackberry Bliss cardstock, ink, and 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon are all NEW products, as well as the Work of Art stamp set and the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad, which will be available mid-summer along with the Stampin' Blendabilites markers for my greeting and sentiment stamping. Can I just say it's my favorite black ink EVER?! You are going to love it too, I'm sure. It's crisp, clean, dark, and doesn't smear! yay!

I added individual sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim with glue dots for the perfect final accent!

There's not much to put on a supply list because most of the products will not be available to order online until June 2nd, but I will try to edit this post on the 2nd to add them.

This is one of two new In Color combos my stamping friends will have to choose from. Which color do you think is the alternate choice? Come back tomorrow to find out!

Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Cruise Swaps Part 2!

Hey there! I'm back today with more swaps from my cruise with Stampin' Up! on the Allure of the Seas!

First, here's a masculine swap by Winona Semler using the wood-mount-only single stamp from the Occasions Catalog, Look Up to Father!


Here's the supply list for this card for my Online Store. The Naturals Composition Designer Paper is on sale for $9.71 instead of $12.95 and the Neutrals Designer Paper Stack is on sale for $16.46 instead of $21.95 as part of the Weekly Deals!

 France Martin used Stippled Blossoms (NOT retiring!) with the Travel Journal Builder Wheel (retiring) and the now completely retired My Friend stamp set for her swap:
 Here's the supply list for what is still available to make this one:

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Stampin' Up! Cruise Swaps Part 1!

Hey there! I've been steadily working on my preparations for my New Catalog Open House this coming weekend, so I'm going to share a few more of my Cruise swaps while we are waiting for the new Catalog to start:


By the Tide with Apothecary Accents framelits to create the "windows", a Starburst framelit to frame the anchor medallion, and the Chevron Textured Impressions Folder for texture. Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, and Crumb Cake enhance the nautical feel, as does the Linen Thread which is reminiscent of fishing nets. Susan Rodgers created this card.


By the Tide was used for this card also, but the creator used the Circle framelits to make the track for the "spinner" to follow for a Spinner Card by Nancy Juliano.


Retiring Epic Day This & That Desginer Paper was combined with Crumb Cake Envelopes, Epic Day Washi Tape, Subtles Buttons, and White Bakers Twine to create this fun mini-album!


A nautical theme was followed for this project, only this time The Open Sea stamp set was used.



Completely open reveals space to journal or add a picture with inner pockets for more memory-keeping. A European demo named "Katia" made this one!

That's all for now. I'm still fighting this allergy-driven sinus infection, so I must head to bed.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects Pansies!

Hey there! It's Tuesday but it feels like a Monday, doesn't it?

Just a few more days before the new Stampin' Up! catalog kicks in. If you want to receive a new catalog from me but haven't ordered from me before, just contact me by email: Include your email and snail mail address. I will send you a Paypal invoice for the Priority Postage ($5.60). You don't have to have a Paypal account to pay from a Paypal invoice) After I receive payment I will put your catalog in the mail and you will have it within 2-3 business days, and I will also include a coupon for $6 off your first order!

While playing with ideas for custom embellishments I created this fun card:

Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, Midnight Muse and Coastal Cabana cardstock all punched with the Pansy and Petite Petals Punches. Gumball Green leaves cut with the Secret Garden framelit (I'm really going to miss that die set, but I received the new Flower Fair Framelits while on the cruise so they will help me feel better! lol!)

The greeting is from Loving Thoughts,(which is retiring and sold out in clear-mount but still available in wood-mount)


After punching the flowers I adhered them to glue dot packaging strips with the glue dots still attached. The flowers would then be ready to attach after the Crystal Effects dried.


I covered each flower with a thin layer (or sometimes not so thin!) of Crystal Effects, then added pearls for my centers. I allowed them to lay flat overnight to dry completely before transferring to my project.


A background with Off the Grid (retired & sold out) and greeting from Delightful Dozen (also retired & sold out).

That's all for now. To order the Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, Secret Garden Framelits, Loving Thoughts in wood-mount, and Midnight Muse ink before they are  gone on June 1st click HERE to shop in my Online Store or click on any of the images below in the supply list.


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Stampin'Up! Sunday Swap Day, on Monday!

Hey there! My weekend got pretty filled up with family time and prepping for family time. My hubby and kids ordered the new sectional I wanted for Mother's Day, but I needed to do some carpet cleaning and re-arranging before it arrived. Here's the result after giving away two couches and a piano:


I must admit because of the DDOS atacks on the Typepad platform lately it has been hard to stay focused on blogging. I apologize for the interruptions and my lack of posts. I plan to continue blogging no matter what, so don't give up on me.

Here are my Sunday Swap Day swaps, on Monday!

Friends Who Know, a new catalog stamp, by Stella MacKay:


Work of Art. I'm not sure who is the creator of this card, but I love it!


Everything Eleanor and Petite Petals by Patty Chenail:

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 So Very Happy by BJ Peters:


Lee Conrey's swap was pretty special. She donates her retired swap fronts to an organization for exceptional adults. They turn her swap fronts into notebooks. Lee purchased the books from the organization to give to us as her swap. What a great idea to support them from both ends! Lee does charity stamping functions monthly and has built her business upon giving back to others. Lee lives in Florida, but because of Stampin' Up! I am so blessed to know her.

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Here's the contact info of the organization:

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 That's all for now. Just one week left before we can order from the new catalog, and just four more sleeps until my New Catalog Premiere Open House! yay!

The Retired List Blowout Sale is still going on! If you haven't checked it out yet, go to my Online Store HERE!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Retirement List Blowout!

Hey there! The day you've been waiting for is here! Click on the graphic below to go directly to my Online Store to view the Blowout Deals! Don't delay, everything is only-while-supplies last! It would be best for you to place your order while you are there. If you take the time to contact me to order it for you it might be gone!


In case you just stopped by to look at cards, here's one of the swaps I created for the cruise using Regarding Dahlias:
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This is the same swap, one created before I re-inked my pads and the other after. Whew! What a difference a few drops of ink can make!


It's not the easiest to see, but I used the "faux silk" technique on this card, inking the dahlia first with Daffodil Delight ink and then sponging Tangerine Tango ink around the edges. After I stamped on plain white tissue paper I wadded the tissue into a tight little ball, smoothed it out, then adhered it to a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I had covered with my Anywhere Glue Stick. After gently but not completely smoothing the tissue down I cut it out with a Floral Frames framelit. I then sponged the edges with more Tangerine Tango ink.

The greeting is from Gifts of Kindness, cut out with a Bitty Banner Framelit.

I think this is the first card I've shared with you in weeks that didn't have at least one retiring product used! Amazing!

Inside I used stamps from the new Work of Art set. Even the shape of the card has been cut with a Floral Frames Framelit!


More vividly inked version. (It goes without saying, this is the one I swapped!)


Lots of sponging going on. I was actually pretty happy I only had to make 9 of these. I swapped these with my Stampers Dozen Blog Hop friends!


That's all for now. Don't forget to go to my Online Store to check out the Blowout Sale! You can order anything in my store with the Blowout items: Clearance Rack, Weekly Deals, & Photopolymers!

Here's the supply list for today's card. (The Work of Art Stamp set will be available to order beginning at noon Mountain Time on June 2, 2014)


As always, Bluesox Rewards apply to all orders of $25 or more!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Stampin' Up! Fabric Flowers on Cardstock!

Hey there! I'm heading to the dr later today to see what they can do for this crud I have. Every year in May I go down with a massive seasonal allergy attack that leaves me coughing, feverish, and feeling overall lousy. I have allergy meds I take all year long, and a few other daily things to help keep my allergies at bay the rest of the time, but when the wheat blooms (which this year is all around my house!) I'm done for.

Today I have a different bloom for you, fabric flower blooms:


I had a request from a hostess last month for a fabric flower bouquet and matching card so this is what I came up with. Stampin' Up! doesn't sell fabric anymore, so I broke in to my stash of fat quarter bundles to find this fabric. I matched this bundle with Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, and Marina Mist!

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For shape we adhered cardstock to the fabric using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (retiring), then we cut them with a retiring flower die, the Fun Flowers Bigz L.

My next newsletter (going out tomorrow) will contain a tutorial to make these flowers, so if you aren't subscribed to receive my newletters, please go over to my sidebar to the "sign up for my email newsletter" box and sign up!

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We stamped the inside and the envelope with Petite Petals flowers.

Here's a few new things you don't want to miss from Stampin' Up!





Retired List Blowout Sale!

Get excited! Beginning May 22, 2014,We will be offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products. This begins May 22, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only good while supplies last!  

 Check here and on my Facebook Page, Carol Payne Stamps, for updated Retiring Stamps and Accessories Lists with the Discounted Pricing!

Here's your shopping list for my Online Store for tomorrow!



Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Stampin' Up! Retro Regarding Dahlias!

Hey there. So sorry you were unable to view my blog Monday. Typepad was experiencing another DDOS attack by Internet pirates. They have the issue resolved for the moment, but I'm afraid they probably aren't done trying.

Today's card has a very "retro" feel to it:


The Crushed Curry, dry embossed vellum, and gold embossing reminds me of the "Harvest Gold" appliances from my childhood home!


I gold heat-embossed the dahlia 4 times on cardstock vellum, then cut the largest layer with a die from the Floral Frames Framelits,then punched the remaining three layers with the Blossom punch, the Pansy Punch, and the Boho Blossoms Punch. A Vintage Faceted Button glue-dotted to the center finishes it off.


Inside I gold embossed the Occasions Catalog stamp "People Like You" for the sentiment.

That's all for now. I'm going to get off of here as quickly as possible before the pirates come back!

Here's your shopping list for this card in my Online Store:

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Stampin' Up! Stippled Blossoms!

Hey there! We had a lovely day today attending Cohen's baptism in Effingham, but my annual May allergies have finally caught up with me and now I am coughing and running a fever! Yuck! Guess I will be making a trip to the clinic sometime this week.

Today I want to show you this:


I CASED this from someone, but now I can't remember who! I've Googled the set, Stippled Blossoms, but after going through two looong pages of samples and checking Splitcoaststampers, I'm still coming up nil. If you know who created this original design, please let me know so I can give them credit!


I love this color combo, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Primrose Petals, and Raspberry Ripple. These colors of ink will be completely gone in a smidge over two weeks, so contact me ASAP if you want any of them!

Here's the supply list for shopping in my Online Store:



©Stampin' Up!1990-2014

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!