Friday, May 11, 2018

Make and Takes from Sayner

The Sayner Convention is several different companies showing their products.
Stampin' Up does not usually have a booth there because we aren't allowed to do cash and carry sales. 
Keep that in mind when you look at the make and takes. 
You won't find any SU! products on these.
Yes, I can work with other than SU! products. 
I would have done more but I ran out of time before it was time to do my class. 

These are the ones from the Round Robin on Friday night. 
Really nice selection this year! 

Two of these are fancy folds so here they are in the open position. 

Have you had a chance to check out the retired list and the discounted prices?
Click on the comment bar and write me a note telling which of the discontinued colors you are going to miss the most. Come to the Stamp Along on Monday and see a sample of all of the new colors to see which one will become your new favorite. 
If you do that, there might be a little surprise for you there! 

This is another choice for the SA on Monday.

The hostess code this month is 
Thank you!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Stamp Along card choices

Here are a few more cards that will be featured at the May Stamp Along. 
This card uses a new set that will be in the new catalog but it is a May special so you will be able to order is now if you choose. 
It is the Share What You Love suite and is available in bundles with free product included. 
Check it out on line or see the flyer at the Stamp Along. 
The ink is the new in color, Blueberry Bushel. You can also order the in color ink pads this month if you order them as the set of five. 
The background is the Grapefruit Grove ink. 
I did partner it with the Pacific Point card stock because I don't have enough of the Blueberry yet. 
It works because the border is very small. 

This one uses a brand new embossing folder with two card stock colors that are leaving. 
I am sad to see Tempting Turquoise leave. That is one shade of blue that I really like! 
It is hard to see the embossing but it is really beautiful. 

Do you need a Father's Day card? 
This one is quick and easy. 
The DSP is put through an embossing folder with a little sponging.

Hope to see you on Monday. 
Please leave a comment for me so I know someone is out there. 

The hostess code until the Stamp Along is 


Thank you!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New and Exciting!

This is the time of the SU! year that is very difficult for me!
I have NEW stuff. I want to show you the new stuff. You can't purchase the new stuff.
I have been working on some swaps to get some new ideas using the new products in the new catalog  to share with you. 
This is the card that I did for the swap.
I will be doing this one for any workshops that I do in May or June.
It is a little more complex than I like for the Stamp Along. 
I have done twenty two of them so I have it down pat. 
If you like these cute critters, you can add them to your wish list. 

My card stock stack is only half as large as it should be. Lots of colors have been discontinued. 
There are lots of things on the retired list and many of them have been discounted! 
Check it out in my on line store by clicking on the crab. 

Last weekend I went to the convention at Sayner, Wisconsin. 
Very nice convention! I taught a few classes and a Round Robin. 
I met many wonderful people and met up with many friends that I have made there in the past. 

I will show you the make and takes that I made there at the Stamp Along. 
I may put them on here also but they are being stubborn about loading right now. 

Here are some of the cards that will be available for you to make at the Stamp Along on Monday. 

This one uses a combo of the block stamping and the eclipse technique. 
Quick and easy so you can make many in a short time since we can always use a "Thinking of You" card. Good news! There are a few Thinking of You stamps in the new catalog. 

A friend sent a card using this layout and I immediately copied it to share with you.
I like the way the layers are offset and the two ribbons with the little knots.
One of the ribbons is not SU! but it hopped out of my ribbon box because the flower centers matched the card stock so well.
It also uses some card stock that is no longer carried and needs to move out of here.
Thank you for helping with that!

This card uses the reflection technique.
So sorry to see this swan leaving but it is not in the new catalog.
If you want it, this is a last chance.
I will have Congratulations and Celebrate as well as the Happy Anniversary stamps there for you to use. Is there another saying that you would need for this card? Let me know so I can pack it.

If you wish to place an on line order, please use the hostess code unless your order is over $150.
Check out the good deals on the retired list!

Thank you!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Retiring colors

There are thirteen of the colors retiring this year! 
Stampin' Up! has done a color revamp this year which means that they have redone the color families. 
Some of the colors have not been well used lately so they have accessed it and changed them up a bit. 
Some of the colors have hopped from one collection to another. 
Flirty Flamingo was retired as an in color BUT it is returning as a member of the Brights collection. 

The colors that are retiring are: 
Always Artichoke
Elegant Eggplant
Island Indigo
Perfect Plum 
Rose Red
Chocolate Chip
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Marina Mist
Pink Pirouette
Soft Sky
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder
Dapper Denim
Emerald Envy
Peekaboo Peach
Sweet Sugarplum

If you need any of these retiring colors, order them now because when they are gone, they are gone!
I am always sorry to see some of the colors go but there will be other fun ones to take their place. 
The new in colors always take a while for me to get comfortable using but they are very pretty again! 
Go to my website (click on the little crab) and check out the Last Chance Products. 
The retired list is quite long. 
All of the bundled items will be listed but some of the individual stamp sets and dies will still be available but not as a bundle. 
While you are there, check out the clearance rack also! 

If you are placing an order on line that is less than a party ($150) please use the hostess code. 

Thank you!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Off to On Stage!

Leaving for On Stage tomorrow!
My swaps are packed...the few that I have finished. 
Hoping to get some new ideas to share with you on Monday!

Here are a few more of the cards for the Stamp Along. 
This is one that I am doing for a class. Would you please look at the clock, if you make this one, and let me know how long it took you to complete it. 
Thanks in advance. 
I will thank you with a small gift if you do this for me on Monday. 

Another one that would be great to cheer a friend. 
These DSP ovals are from another project but I really like the effect of stamping on the DSP. 

This one could be used for an Anniversary or a Wedding. 

Have a great weekend and I hope to see you on Monday!
Leave a comment on here and get a prize on Monday.
Just tell my your favorite card or which ones you are planning to make or just say, "Hi" to let me know you are there!
If you post as anonymous, you need to put your name in the comment so I know who you are, in order to claim your prize. Thanks.

The hostess code for this month is 
Thank you!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Techniques at Stamp Along

Do you like to try new things? 
So you like the cards with techniques or do you like the plain and simple ones? 
Yesterday, I showed you some of the quick and easy ones. 
This one is both quick and easy and uses the collage technique without doing a total collage. 
You will use different stamps with different ink colors but won't be covering the entire surface. 


This one is easy enough also in that you stamp the entire layer and then cut the oval on the Big Shot. 
You then raise that oval and give it just a tiny shadow on one side. 

Need a card of congratulations? 
I will also have Confirmation and Baptism for you to use.
Don't forget to let me know if you have an event for which you need a card in the upcoming months. 
I would be glad to design one for your event. 

I am getting excited about the On Stage event in Milwaukee next weekend! 
I hope to get lots of new ideas to share with you at the Stamp Along on Monday. 
Hope to see you there!

The hostess code for this month is 
Thank you!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Good bye to In Colors 2016 - 2018

Dapper Denim
Emerald Envy
Flirty Flamingo
Peekaboo Peach
Sweet Sugarplum

If you have loved these colors and are running low or don't have the refills for the ink pads, 
don't wait to get them. The retiring list will be coming soon and then those colors will be gone! 

I am using them as much as possible so I don't have them left in my stash.
The yellow ovals are already cut for you. I found those that must have been from another project. 

These pieces, again from another project were on my table and made some really bright stunning cards!  Which combination do you like the best? The pieces will be there. You can combine them as you choose. Please show me your creation if it is different from the samples. 

I will miss these colors but new ones will be coming! 
This card has a pop up inside that may need a demo but the group that I did it with enjoyed it so much that I thought I would take a chance and try it at the Stamp Along. 

On Friday, I will be going to the SU! event in Milwaukee. It is called On Stage and will be the preview of the new annual catalog. Yes, we will get to see the new in colors that will be with us for the next two years, as well as all the new products! 
I have been working on some swaps to take along so I will have the swaps I get in return to show you at the Stamp Along. 

Here are the ones that I have finished. 
The one with the flowers may come to the Stamp Along. 
The congratulation one will be at the Stamp Along for you to make with the help of the Stamparatus. 
Have you tried the Stamparatus yet? How do you like it? I think it is fabulous! I have been using it to make these swaps and it sure makes them go faster than it would without it! 


Hope to see you at the Library on the 9th of April.

The hostess code for this month is 
Thank you!