Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My new website! ~and a few more retired sets to sell

I've finally taken the plunge and signed up for a SU! website of my own. Check it out.
Let me know what you think. I still need to work on it a little more, add some of my own projects and stuff. Tell me what you like/don't like. I'd love to hear some feedback.

I managed to sell about 1/2 of my retired sets so I'll post on here the ones I have remaining. If you're interested let me know. I'd love to get rid of these and get some new ones for my upcoming workshops/classes.
-Sculpted Style
-Around the Block
-Little Shapes
-Mini Messages
-Suitable for Framing
-Fun Filled
-Gently Falling
-12 misc. pieces from Smorgasborders and Noteworthy
-Christmas Cardinal
-Terrific Tulips
-Winged Things
-Bold Basics
-Nature's Secret
-Simple Sketches

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Do you wanna go on a date?

So I've been asked (or you could say harrassed) about my upcoming classes dates'. Well I've figured it out and am posting them now. Please sign up 2 weeks ahead of time by either phoning, emailing or posting here. I am going to try out a demonstrator website for 2 months and will let you know when that's up and running, I also will have my classes on there.
Here they are so mark your calendars!
~September 19th ~7pm ~$15.00
Learn to watercolor. We will learn to watercolor with the watercolor wonder crayons and watercolor pencils using either the blender pens or aqua painters. It will be your choice.

~October 17th ~7pm ~$30.00
Stationary set. We will make a stationary set complete with 2 differents sized set of cards with envelopes, a pen, notepad, and a box to keep it all in. For this one I'll need you to sign up and prepay by Oct. 1st along with your pp color choice.

~*November 1st
Not 100% sure but this may be our scrapbooking day. Confirmation and details to follow in the next week or so.

~November 15th and 22nd ~9am ~$30.00
Christmas card class. We'll make 15 beautiful Christmas cards. Envelopes included.

~January 16th ~7pm ~$20.00
Altered frame. We will decorate a frame. If you want to bring your own frame, let me know and we'll adjust the price.

~February 27th ~7pm ~$15.00
Make your own journal.

Well, that's it for now. I'm willing to add a class if there is anything else you'd like to do. Just let me know.
Good night.

Friday, July 25, 2008

At the fair...

I have signed up to have a table at the Roland Pumpkin Fair so that means I need to get busy making stuff to sell. I've started a few projects, praying for rain so I can finish them and start some more.
Here are 2 stationary sets, I made 6 in total, all a little different. They are made using one sheet of 8.5 x 11 cs, a few envelopes and some copy paper. Stamp them all to match and it looks cute. Some I used ribbon to close and some have a band.

I also made 4 of these little index card note books. I used my bind it all to bind it, covered some chipboard with pattern paper and decorated the cover a little. There is 1/2 a pack of index cards used for the pages.

Will keep posting as I finish items.

**Also a reminder for my open house tomorrow. Come and go between 10am and 6pm.
Can't wait to see you there.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retiring accessories list...

ETA: Some accessories are 25% off!!

Discounted Retiring Accessories Promotion
Dates: July 21-August 10 (or while supplies last)
Promotion Details:
Save 25% off the following discontinued accessories:
Item #
Pg. #
Regular Price
25% Off Price

109117 Pocket Notes assortment $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
110479 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
110699 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
109159 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
110273 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
110748 Notebook Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
109153 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
110751 Azure Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
109164 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
109175 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
109168 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
109169 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 reg $9.03 sale price
110284 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $12.97 reg $9.73 sale price
110285 Urban West Rub-Ons $12.97 reg $9.73 sale price
110281 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $12.97 reg $9.73 sale price
109185 Jersey Ribbon Originals $15.76 reg $11.82 sale price
109187 District Ribbon Originals $15.76 reg $11.82 sale price
109189 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $15.76 reg $11.82 sale price
110716 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $9.77 reg $7.32 sale price
109062 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $11.11 reg $8.34 sale price

Items on this discontinued accessories list will be available while supplies last or through August 10, whichever comes first.
Keep in mind that the status of any product may change quickly based on demand. The availability status is updated each afternoon.
With most catalogs, some accessories are completely discontinued while others are redesigned or reconfigured for the new catalog. Sometimes popular items are "discontinued" in their current packaging or style to come back with improved packaging or added product features. This year, no accessories are being reconfigured.
We hope this explanation helps. Make sure your customers know that if they want the products as shown in the Spring-Summer Collection 2008, now is the time to purchase them. Last updated July 21
Item Number
Product Description

109200 Accents & Elements Build A Flower

110718 Accents & Elements Lucky Star

110719 Accents & Elements Messenger

103158 Acrylic Graph & Grid

108638 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color

108642 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou

108643 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava

108637 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color

108640 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock

108639 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky

108641 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi

108644 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate

103975 Card Stock Brushed Copper

108694 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color

107312 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White

107292 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White

109116 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes

109118 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes

109117 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*

110729 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes

109119 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes

109018 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou

109019 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava

109017 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate

109016 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock

109015 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky

109020 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi

109013 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou

109012 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava

109011 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate

109010 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock

109009 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky

109014 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi

110751 Designer Series Paper Azure*

110749 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss

109154 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie

110699 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*

109160 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers

109159 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*

110697 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom

110479 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*

109151 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin

110748 Designer Series Paper Notebook*

110750 Designer Series Paper Olive Press

109153 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*

109175 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*

109177 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke

110696 Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze

109173 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou

109174 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue

109178 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery

109169 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*

109168 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*

109171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac

109172 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard

109176 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive

109170 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie

109164 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*

109167 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red

109166 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron

109165 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky

109163 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise

110698 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break

110273 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling*

110271 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes

110272 Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky

107299 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium

105320 Eyelets Basic

100375 Eyelets Bold Brights

100381 Eyelets Earth Elements

107233 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I

107234 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II

105316 Eyelets Rich Regals

100378 Eyelets Soft Subtles

105515 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter

105531 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass

105532 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper

101120 Metallic Art Pencils

107307 On Board Accents

109181 On Board Blossoms & Basic

109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces

107306 On Board Simon Lower

102678 Paper Mulberry White

109227 Punch Box Three For You

102686 Punch Handheld Rectangle

100271 Pure Color Pencils

109060 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou

109063 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava

109061 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate

109062 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*

109059 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky

109058 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi

109189 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*

109187 Ribbon Originals District*

109188 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale

109185 Ribbon Originals Jersey*

109184 Ribbon Originals Sherbert

109186 Ribbon Originals Theater

110716 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*

110281 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*

110284 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*

110285 Rub-Ons Urban West*

110557 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend

109610 Simply Scrappin' Confetti

110572 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy

110567 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl

109597 Simply Scrappin' Home Again

110562 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage

109648 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy

109627 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl

110587 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days

110577 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot

111184 Simply Sent Friendly Notes

109228 Simply Sent Simple Delights

109229 Simply Sent Three Thoughts

106662 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field

107561 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals

109681 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog

109678 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses

107482 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad

109680 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow

109677 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe

106610 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline

107467 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday

109571 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby

109570 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends

109569 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party

108423 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte

107468 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike

108980 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals

107464 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture

111261 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots

109554 Stampin' Color Index Labels

109553 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)

106694 Stampin' Kids Markers

101399 Stipple Brushes

102673 Zig Painty

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Open house

will be on the 26th of July. 8 (and a little bit) days from today. What can I say, I work best under pressure.
- come and go from 10am to 6pm
- free draw for all who attend
- more draws
- retired stamp sets for sale
- new catalog sneak peaks
- a chance to preorder the new catalog
- and a great time!
Hope to see you all there.

ETA: It will be at my house, #2 Orchid Place

Monday, July 14, 2008

Classes anyone??

So I've been working on my fall/winter class schedule and I was wondering if there was anything specific you'd like me to teach. I've already got several classes on my list but I'm open to all kinds of suggestions.
I'm also planning a scrapbooking day for the fall, anything you'd like to see at that? (it'll be on a Saturday 9am-9pm kinda thing)
Any dates that work better than others? Days of the week you prefer to leave the house? Let me know your thoughts on all this and I'm hoping to have a list, with dates, by the end of July.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Well it looks like I've been tagged. I don't know if I can come up with 7 interesting facts about me. I've always thought I'm rather boring. lol But here goes:

1. By my 20th birthday I had moved 20 times.

2. Seafood makes me gag.

3. If no one bugs me, I love laying in the sun.

4. I actually like cleaning.

5. I'm a stepmother.

6. I'm technically a grandmother, (but I don't see it that way, I'm only 33!)

7. I own a dog but I'm a cat lover at heart.

Now, I don't know 7 people who blog that I can tag. So if you're reading this and have a blog, consider yourself tagged!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Artist in the making

Colby was just dying to make one of the cards we did at my card class. So I let him pick which one and cut the pieces for him and distressed the edges. The rest he did himself. Too cute. He was so excited and wants to give this card to his Uncle Dwayne who is arriving tomorrow from out of town.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Here they are

All the cards we made yesterday. Well all except one (the one my sister stole from me). And of course it took much longer than I thought. I always seem to underestimate how long it will take us to make the cards. Maybe it's because of all the laughing we did. It was a great night and I thank all the ladies who came and participated.

This first card used Lovely as a Tree (thankfully it's not on the retirement list). We used Chocolate Chip craft ink with clear embossing powder for the trees and sentiment. I love the added detail of the three score lines.

The next set of cards used Summer by the Sea. Such an awesome set for watercoloring or using just as is. I let them chose the colored cardstock, stamp image and which ribbon they wanted to use. They were all different, all beautiful.

The Grovy Guava carousel note is what was used to make this gift card holder. Stamped the Baroque Motifs swirl with Basic Grey ink and edged in craft white. Used a strip of Basic Grey cardstock to hold it all together. The flower was punched out using the Boho Blossoms punch.
A Wish for You card, looks complicated but the girls said was really simple. We used the DTP (direct to paper) technique on the cardstock and the distresser tool. The stars were stamped then punched.
This double pocket card was really cute, and the girls didn't even get confused with my horrible directions. lol
We used the Close to Cocoa designer series paper, tab & circle punch, Priceless stamp set and Pretty in Pink cs.
The Blue Bayou card used the new sneak peak set called Fresh Cuts. It's beautiful, so glad I got it. I think it was one of the fav's for the girls. Except for having to do that scallop edge, but the good news is, in the new catalog, SU! has a scallop edge punch!! So exciting.

This last card was just a little 3 x 3 note. Just a quick stamp with the Essence of Love set, a sentiment and tie on a ribbon. Used the Blue Bayou here too, the ink and ribbon. So sad to see that color go, BUT next catalogs in color colors are beautiful. Can't wait. August 11th we can start ordering from the new catalog.
So ya, it was a good evening, laughed a lot, spilt some drinks, stamped a little crooked, stayed up way too late and the girls went home with some wonderful cards. Thanks again ladies.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


has it been a busy day. Cutting and preping for the card class tomorrow. Of course, I always do it last minute. I must love the pressure. lol I have quite the arrangement of cards for tomorrow so I hope you're all ready to stay up late and work hard!! Any drink requests ladies?? (I think that'll be a loaded question) Haven't decided if there will be snacks as that is just too distracting. lol
Oh ya, I guess you're all wondering who won the retired set huh? Well, I was going to post a picture of the set but then I remembered the whole copyright thing and I can't do that. So the best I've got for you is that it's called Happy Harmony. It's mostly sayings with a flower (weed) stamp. Very nice anyway.
Before I announce the winner I'm going to share a few stats with you. Keep in mind, this is my business. (my line I use on Dwight when I'm explaining why I have to have a new set) In total I have 85 SU! sets sitting in my shelf. Right now, I have 20 current sets, so that means I have 65 sets that I cannot use to promote my business. And of the 20 I have left, I'm losing 7, which means I'm going to have to do some serious shopping in the new catalog!! It also means Carol won the set. (if she knows my sets that well, I think I may have to keep an eye on her from now on! *wink*) It also means I'm going to have to weed out the old and unloved to make room for the new ones. So look out for an open house later in July.