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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!)

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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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Stampin' Up! Luscious Layers Class!

Quick post today! Wanted to show you a sample from my upcoming class, Luscious Layers!

It's a new style of class, where you will make as many cards you want for $2 each, no limit!

I'm still working on my designs, but here's a sample from the Stampin' Share in Fiji by Sharon Armstrong, where I got this neat idea!

Lucious layers 1
I know, crummy photography, but you get the idea!

We will be using punches, stamps, and embossing folders to create cards with lots of layers and texture! Fun and EASY!!!

Well, I've got to get busy! It's much cooler here today, easier on the AC!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin' Up! "Golden Ticket" Day!

Good morning! The cool thing about today, and the MAJOR difference between this day and the Golden Tickets in the Willy Wonka movie is that EVERYONE can participate, you don't have to just wish you would find a ticket!

Starting today at Noon, Mountain Time, you will be able to order from BOTH the retiring and the NEW catalogs AND the Occasions seasonal catalog! Yippee!!!!!!

While we are "patiently" waiting for noon, here's a few more pics from the virtual swap on Facebook, this time with a fabulous new Hostess Set, Simply Sketched:

Simply Sketched 1
Crisp Cantaloupe is the perfect base color for this card. The Jet Black StazOn stamped greeting is from another superb new Hostess Set, Express Yourself!

Definition of Hostess Set: a stamp set you can only purchase when you are a hostess with at least $150 in sales for you party or personal order. Only hostesses are allowed to purchase these exclusive sets with the Hostess Dollars awarded to them when their party is closed and submitted.

How can you be a Hostess? Book a party, stamp camp, or private class with me! Or go to my Online Store through the "Shop Now" button in the upper left corner of this blog to place an order of at least $150.

Live out of state or out of my area? NO PROBLEM! I can ship you a "party in a box" for however many guests you plan to assemble. Contact me, and after we confer about the type of projects you want to make, I will send you all the supplies needed to complete the projects, with instructions. If you have Skype, I can even Skype into your get-together to demonstrate for you and take orders!

Have questions? Just contact me at [email protected]!

Here's more Simply Sketched samples:

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Stamped & colored on Watercolor Paper.

Simply Sketched 2
The Whisper White Organza Ribbon was dyed with the Strawberry Slush ink refill!

Simply sketched 5
LOVE the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder use here and the stamping &n coloring on the envelope!

Simply sketched 4
Spotlighting technique.

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This final sample incorporates the Modern Mosaic folder with a phrase from My Friend. Classic black & white with splashes of Strawberry Slush! Yummy!

That's all for now! Noon will be here before we know it!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



Stampin' Up! Countdown to the NEW Catalog Day#4, Wildflower Meadow!

Good morning! Just one more day! ONE? Can you stand it?

Tomorrow is like a GOLDEN TICKET DAY!

Why, you ask?

Because tomorrow is a FIRST in the 25-year history of Stampin' Up!

Tomorrow, ONLY, May 31, 2013 beginning at Noon Mountain Time, (translate that time to your own time zone. For me in the Central Time zone that translates to 1 p.m.!) and lasting until midnight Mountain Time (1 a.m. for me) you will be able to order from THREE CATALOGS: the retiring 2012-2013 Annual Catalog, the 2013 Occasions seasonal catalog, AND the NEW 2013-2014 Annual Catalog! AMAZING!

Online Ordering will be down from midnight, May 31, till noon Mountain Time, at which time all the item codes will be turned on and we are off!!!!!!

You can contact me direct to place your order, but you can also place your order through my Online Store just by clicking on the "Shop Now" button in the upper left corner of this blog. You will be prompted to set up an account and the order will be shipped direct to you!

If your order total reaches $150 or more (before shipping and sales tax is added in), you will also be eligible to choose Hostess Benefits of at least $25 free! Tomorrow only you will be able to choose your free from any of the three catalogs, even choosing from the Hostess Exclusive stamp sets from all three catalogs! WOW!

While we are waiting for tomorrow, I have more virtual swaps to share with you, using Wildflower Meadow stamps and Textured Impressions Folder!

Wildflower meadow illuminate
This beauty was stamped with the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad, which IS carrying over into the New catalog!

Wildflower meadow red

Love the Stripe embossed background cut with an Oval Collection Framelit to "frame" the markered Wildflower Meadow stamp!

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Another markered beauty! This one has the envelope generation-stamped to achieve the lighter-stamped look!

Wildflower meadow coastal cabana
New In-Color Coastal Cabana was brayered onto the folder before the paper was inserted for this one! Label Love stamp was punched with the Artisan Label punch! The Natural 7/16" Trim is also carrying over!

Wildflowr meadow 1
Another marker sensation, this time was probably spritzed with water before stamping to give it the watercolor look!

Wildflower meadow 2

This final one I am CASEING for my New Catalog Open House on Saturday! It's a fantastic example of "spotlighting" by my good friend Patsy Waggoner!

That's all for today! I'll be back in the morning for a little more swap love while we wait for OEX to open at noon MT!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Oh, and I almost forgot, TODAY is the last day to sign up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to get the extra $30 in your Starter Kit! Go to my website through the "Join My Team" tab at the top of this blog, then click on the "Join the Fun" tab on the extreme right of my website. It will step you through the process! I would LOVE to have you on my team of "Yes, Mam!" Stampers!


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Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Masked Corners!

Good morning! I have a few pics of my grandsons I want to share to start out today! I've been blessed to get to spend quite a bit of time with them since I got home from Fiji, so here they are!

Cohen helping pa pa

Cohen helping Mark (aka "Pa Pa") clean up the deck area where we keep the wood for the woodstove.

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Our shovel is just the right size for Cohen to manage!

Jaxon on the same day hanging out with us. He's not quite into helping Pa Pa yet!

Liam at walmart
Liam and I ran errands at Walmart yesterday!

Liam playing his giggle game
He has a "giggle game" he likes to "play" on his mommy's IPad!

Last night Cohen graduated from Tuesday school! He will start kindergarten in the fall.

Cohen as the hulk
Cohen wants to be the Incredible Hulk when he grows up!

Last Thursday I also got to go with Alisa while she finished her baby registrys at Babies R Us and Target! Not much longer till Oakley is here!

Today I have another card from my Punch/Technique Class this month. This one was inspired by Wendy Wexler again. I don't think she had a name for this technique, but I call it "Masked Corners":

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Secret Garden stamps and framelits (they will be in the new Annual Catalog, yay!), Certainly Celery 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (retiring), and Friendly Phrases stamps (retiring)

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Beautiful Birthday single wood-mount stamp (retiring, I'm really gonna miss this one, but you can still order it through June 3rd!), and the upsy-daisy stamp from Best of Flowers!

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

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Stampin' Up! Spring Sampler Sunburst Thank You!

I'm back with a second post for today! Now that I've drawn the name for the froggies-on-the-lilypad challenge, I have a card for you!

I found my inspiration for this card by Erica Cerwin on the Stampin' Up! blog. I changed the presentation from landscape to portrait, and used retiring Melon Mambo Scallop Dotted Ribbon. I cut out the focal image from Spring Sampler & stamped with Jet Black Stazon with a Labels Collection Framelit, and added a Melon Mambo layer cut with an Ovals Collection Framelit:

Spring 1

The "thank you" if from the soon-to-be-retired Hostess Set, Wacky Wishes!

Patterns from three different designer papers: Polka Dot Parade, Summer Smooches, and Sunshine & Sprinkles were cut into pieces 2" x 3", then cut diagonally with the Paper Trimmer:

Spring 3

You end up with six right-angled triangles that you attach  your card front like this:

Spring 5

After you have them all attached you then turn the card over and trim off the excess that extends over the edge with your Paper Snips.

And here's the inside of the card with the verse from From the Heart:

Spring 2

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That's all for today! I'm off in a few minutes to spend the afternoon with Liam! This is our last week with him, school is out for the summer next week!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


Stampin' Up! ONE MORE SLEEP 'TIL FIJI!!!!!

 Good morning! Today is my day to pack my bags for Fiji!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you tell I'm really excited?

I do have some new stuff to share while I am gone. I will be pre-setting my blog posts to show up every morning as usual. Don't think much will show up on Facebook from here, though. That problem seems to only be fixable if I create the post the same day it needs to go to Facebook, then by the end of the day it says I have an "invalid session", so then I have to manually fix it again! arrgghh!

I have found out we will have free wifi in the lobby of our hotel, so maybe I will be able to post some pictures as we go along. Or maybe not. You never know just what you are going to do on a vacation, do you? That's part of the fun, the opportunity to completely relax and.   do.  absolutley.  nothing.

I have a couple of remaining swaps from this month to share, but guess what? I found a whole bag from last month that I haven't shared either, so you will probably get to see a few of them next week too! They are really great creations, some with retiring sets and accessories, so keep coming to see me, even though I won't actually be here! lol!

Note: all products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013 unless stated otherwise.

Cindy Ewertz created this card using one of the Best of Love stamps in Calypso Coral, and then she used the Lace Tape Masking technique like I used HERE, only she sponged Whisper White Craft ink over the Lace Tape. The "love" greeting is another from the Best of Love set. I really like all the fun little embellishments she added with a Silver Glimmer paper heart, a Small Heart-punched heart, punched Bitty Butterflies with pearls, and retiring Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon.

Lace Tape Masking Cindy Ewertz

Can you guess what else is retiring on this card?

The Whisper White Scalloped Square mat behind the focal image is from the retiring Scallop Square Duo Die!

This fun Watercolor Wash card by Karen Kurz with the Secret Garden stamp set is a technique I've been dying to try! This will be one of the Techniques for my May Punch/Technique Class.

Watercolor Wash Karen Kurz

Can you guess what element of this card will be retiring on May 31? It's the Print Poetry Designer Paper I used behind I like this card so much I may have to CASE it for my class!

When I post my card I will give you the low-down on how its' done, ok?

Well, that had better be all for now. I've got lots to get done today!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


Stampin' Up! Emboss Resist Technique!

Good morning! Hope your day is going well! Today I'm working on my swap for the Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation in Fiji! I will show it to you  before I leave, but today I have some more fun swaps to show you! This month's theme was "techniques", and everyone really outdid themselves. Today I am showing you a collection of samples using the "Emboss Resist" technique, so here we go!

Note: all products used are  ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013 unless stated  otherwise.

Rhonda Bassler combined En Francais background with a white embossed and stamped-and-punched butterflies from Papillon Potpourri. She added a little sponged Calypso Coral to make the embossed butterflies "pop"!

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I always love black & white with a splash of color, it's just so elegant! Tamie Ackerson white embossed the Sweet Floral background stamp on a Whisper White Top Note, then sponged Pool Party ink over the image for a gentle and soft look!

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An finally for today, Mary Waring used lots of retiring colors (Pretty in Pink and Lucky Limeade) and product on her swap. She Clear-embossed one of the flowers from the Secret Garden stamp set on a Whisper White Top Note, then sponged Pretty In Pink ink over them. She used more stamps from the same set, clear-embossing again on white before cutting out with the Secret Garden Framelits and coloring with Rose Red ink. She finished off her card with Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding (retiring) and a stamp from the Spring Special Bundle, A Round Array!

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That's all for now! It's back to swap making for me! See you tomorrow for another Stampingrox! day!

Retiring products are only available while supplies last! You can order yours today HERE!

Stampin'Up! Emboss Resist and Chalkboarding!

Good morning! I can barely keep my eyes open this morning because I stayed up super late last night watching a special webinar from Stampin' Up! giving us Sneak Peeks of the NEW CATALOG!!!!!!

I can't let any cats out of the bag yet, but I CAN tell you that YOU ARE GONNA LOVE IT!!!!!

Until then, I will keep showing you new samples every day, I promise!

Note: all products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013 unless stated otherwise.

I just receive my monthly swap, and found these lovely examples of Emboss Resist with the Occasions set, By the Tide.

Created by Susie Wood:

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Created by Kelly Acheson:

Sponged Masked Background Kelly Acheson


And another Chalkboarding example, again by Susie Wood with the single stamp Hello Hello. (I'm not entirely sure why I received two swaps from her, but it's fin with me as all of her swaps are always excellent!)

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Well, that's all for today! It's off to church for me and then Sunday dinner with the fam!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Stampin' Up! Bombs Away Birthday & My Crazy Friday!

Happy late Saturday Morning! Whew! Yesterday really wore me out! It was one of those days where everything happens on top of each other so you feel like you are in six places at once, but it was ALL GOOD and I feel SO BLESSED!!!!

I will just give you a quick run-down of my day:

8 a.m. I leave my house to drive the 21 minutes to Kimberly's to pick up my grandson, Liam. On the way home we make a quick trip around Kroger to pick up some groceries and get gas. Liam has discovered there IS such a thing as a strange face, so bursts into hysterical tears when only 3 feet away from me down the check-out line.

10 a.m. We get home and Ben helps me bring in all my groceries and Liam. Mark comes home and I put Liam down for his morning nap while I get a shower.

11:30 a.m. Jessica drops off Cohen & Jaxon so she can run some errands in Mt Vernon. I fix lunch.

12:45 p.m. Liam gets up from his nap and Jaxon goes down for his nap at 1. They use the same pack-n-play, of course, so the bed barely gets cold in between!

1:15 p.m. Liam and I head back to Mt Vernon to meet Jessica for pedicures. Like me, Jessica is so busy with her photography business she rarely gets a moment to enjoy a little perk like this.

3:00 p.m. Liam, Jessica & I meet Alisa & Cody, Cody's Mom Diane, and Kimberly at Alisa's dr. We all get to watch the 4-D sonogram of Alisa & Cody's coming baby boy, Oakley!

4:00 p.m. I arrive back home minus Liam, who stayed with his mom of course, to pack up to go to the Honduras Fundraiser.

5:00 p.m. My dear Downline, Linda Reaney, arrives with her granddaughter, Brooklyn, to ride back up to Mt Vernon with me to the Fundraiser.

11 p.m. Arrive back home from the Fundraiser!

Can you see why it's taken me until late morning to get around to blogging?????

Here's some pictures of my day (I'm amazed I had time to think to take any pictures! I wish I had taken more!)

Aunt Jessica & Liam at the pedicure!

Aunt jessica

Alisa & Cody waiting for the 4-D Sonogram!


Sweed & cody

And now a few of the cards we made at the Fundraiser:

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The newest Photopolymer set, Bombs Away Birthday, with the Triple-Time Stamping Technique!

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Bombs away birthday 2

Linda demonstrated  "Depth & Dimension", inspired by Ann Schach, with the sets By the Tide, Stippled Blossoms, and Loving Thoughts:

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Angela Henson, another of my downline, demostrated "Paper Piecing" with a Sunburst Technique and the Print Poetry Designer Paper Stack:

Paper piecing

Here are a few more of the fun projects everyone made:

Create a Cupcake-

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Using the retired Heart to Heart punch to create these fun flowers!

Heart petals

And a fun Milk & Cookies punch project with the "ick" sick? phrase from Word Play:

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That's all for now! As far as I know I get to stay home ALL DAY today! ha!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Bombs Away Birthday Stamp Set #133411
Price: $13.95

Use this exclusive photopolymer birthday set for catchy and unique greetings that will make your special someone smile. We recommend clear block sizes C & H (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and give a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 7




By The Tide Clear-Mount Stamp Set #129120
Price: $19.95  Also Wood-Mount #129117 $27.95

Beautifully rendered and exquisitely detailed--who wouldn’t want to add this extravagant seven-piece set to their stamp collection? Makes a wonderful gift for ocean and nature-lovers. Coordinates with the 1" Circle Punch.

Set Quantity: 7




Create A Cupcake - Clear-Mount Stamp #121982 $16.95  
   Wood-Mount # #121915 $22.95

What’s our favorite birthday treat? Cupcakes that are oh so sweet! There’s just something about cupcakes that brings joy to a person’s heart and taste buds, which is why it’s one of our favorite birthday themes for stamping cards and scrapbook pages. Our

Set Quantity: 12





Word Play Wood-Mount #120308 $41.95  
Clear-Mount #120651 $28.95 

An image is worth a thousand words—but these words have quite a bit to say themselves. With some font-tastic emphasis and a few images mixed in, they’ll express your feelings in a big way with maximum meaning on scrapbook pages, cards, tags, and more. Ava

Set Quantity: 12