10/30/08

Retired Stamps for Sale!

Here is a list of retired stamps set that I still need to unload. I tried to convert list from Excel but it didn't work out so great. Info is listed as follows:

Name of Stamp Set
# Stamps in Set
Catalog Price
Sale Price


To see what these stamps look like, check them out on SplitCoastStampers Gallery. You can look them up alphabetically in the Stampin' Up! Gallery. Here is the link:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/su



A is For Adorable
8
$ 19.95
$ 10.00


A Little Love
12
$ 16.95
$ 8.50


Alphabet Soup
4
$ 10.95
$ 5.50


Alphabits
4
$ 14.95
$ 7.50

Around the Block
4
$ 10.95
$ 5.50

Big Blooms
5
$ 29.95
$ 15.00

Big Blossom Background Stamp
1
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

Borders Mini
4
$ 10.95
$ 5.50

Cold Play
14
$ 26.95
$ 13.50

Days Gone By
6
$ 19.95
$ 10.00

Delight in Life
6
$ 15.95
$ 8.00

Dots & Daisies Background Stamp
1
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

Figure of Speech
8
$ 21.95
$ 11.00

Fine Lace Background Stamp
1
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

For a Friend
6
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

Fun Filled
8
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

Gently Falling
4
$ 14.95
$ 7.50

Happy Birthday Greeting Background Stamp
1
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

Holiday Wishes
6
$ 22.95
$ 11.50

Lexicon of Love
4
$ 14.95
$ 7.50

Lots of Thoughts
6
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

Love It
6
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

Make it Count
10
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

Merci
6
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

Nature's Secret
6
$ 19.95
$ 10.00

Painted Posies
8
$ 17.95
$ 9.00

Petite Patterns
4
$ 12.95
$ 6.50

Polka Dot
6
$ 18.95
$ 9.00

Polka Dots & Paisley
6
$ 18.95
$ 9.50

Polka Dots & Petals
8
$ 17.95
$ 9.00

Say it Simply
4
$ 10.95
$ 5.50

Send a Celebration
4
$ 12.95
$ 6.50

Simply Circles
6
$ 17.95
$ 9.00

Simply Sweet
4
$ 19.95
$ 10.00

So Many Sayings
3
$ 16.95
$ 8.50

So Much
5
$ 31.95
$ 16.00

Spring Solitude Stamp Set & Wheel
7
$ 24.95
$ 12.50

Stampin' Petals Wheel
1
$ 8.50
$ 4.25

Stippled Stencils
4
$ 11.95
$ 6.00

Sweet Treats
3
$ 17.95
$ 9.00

That's Nice
4
$ 18.95
$ 9.50

Two Cute
4
$ 12.95
$ 6.50

10/29/08

Follow me!

Okay all you loyal blog followers: I need your support. Please click on the widget to the right labeled "Followers". I can keep track of my loyal followers this way and you can be featured on my blog as well. I would love to know all of my followers so I can give you a great big "THANK YOU"

10/27/08

Scrap-A-Jama 2008 is Coming!



Scrap-a-Jama 2008!
Come scrap the night away in your jammies!
Make 10 2-page 6x6 layouts for your scrapbook!
Perfect for gift giving for the holidays!
Come join the girls as we scrap, snack and chat while we create some awesome layouts using the

“Summer Home” Stampin’ Up! Simply Scrappin Kit!

You will even have enough materials to go home and scrap more!

Saturday, December 6th
6:00 p.m. – whenever we finish!
Fee is $30.00

Order a 6 x 6 Scrapbook and receive 5 bonus page protectors free!
(6 x 6 books come with 10 page protectors and are $16.95 + s/h & tax.)

Does the thought of scrapbooking scare you? If you want a quick, foolproof method for saving your special photos, Simply Scrappin’ is for you! Each set includes paper and self adhesive die-cuts. The images are all exclusive Stampin’ Up! designs that coordinate with our rubber stamp sets. And each package includes several great layout ideas.


Simply Scrappin’ Kit Contains:

8 sheets of 12" x 12" textured card stock
6 sheets of 12" x 12" patterned paper
6 sheets of 6" x 12" self-adhesive die-cuts

No need to bring pictures!
We will leave mats on each page for picture mounting!
CLASS FEE DUE BY NOVEMBER 22ND TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AND ORDER YOUR KIT!
SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO:
Julie Ramos
1320 Akron Drive
Turlock, CA 95382

10/26/08

I've been MIA!


After a long week at work and prepping for my 17 yr old DD's b-day party, I actually have time to post and stamp today. Here is a card that I started at my friend (and upline) Kim's and finished at home. She was kind enough to let us use her Big Shot Pennants Die (which I don't have yet) so we could see how easy it is to make a criss-cross card with it. I just love it! So simple and the best part is you get a few scallops die cut with the pennants so you can add them to your card as embellishments. I added a Chocolate Chip one under the round tab punched piece on the pink insert and another punched from "Sweet Always" DSP. When I got home I added my stamped images - "Happy Birthday" flower image from "WOW Flowers" and "Live, Laugh and Love" from "It's Your Birthday". I topped the project off with a few little flowers punched with the Boho Flower Punch, a "Filigree Flower" brad and some Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Ribbon. Whatcha think?

10/19/08

Stamp 'n' Share Sunday

I recently went in on a chipboard coaster share with a fellow demonstrator (Thanks, Pam Sanchez!) so I decided to pull them out last night and make something! This is what I came up with: a cute little wall hanging using my favorite new stamp set, Season of Friendship. This set will be available in the Holiday Mini until January 18th. I used another item from the Holiday mini: Autumn Vine Designer Series paper. This is the perfect paper for fall, but I also used it in case I wanted to keep this project for myself. You see my living room walls are painted Sage Shadow and this matches perfectly! I never keep my home decor projects, they are usually gifts for someone else, but I just might keep this one since it matches so well!
On the piece above I used one of our new chipboard frames, the True Friend Stamp from one of our Level 1 Hostess sets (it fits perfectly inside the new scalloped sqaure punch, which I used but then cut into thirds, the other 2 parts of the image make up the mustard scallop border on top of the Sage DSP). The DSP adheres very nicely to the chipboard coaster when you use our Tombow glue. I just smear it all over the coaster and then place the paper on top. The coasters measure 4" x 4" exactly so it is very east to size the paper. I have found that the corner rounder punch that was retired last year works better than our current one, it is rounder. I simply use one of our sanding blocks very quickly on the edges, and voila, I have my background piece ready to decorate!
On the next piece I used the tree, leaves and bird from Seasons of Friendship and then made my little flowers from Autumn Vine DSP using the Birds & Blooms Big Shot Dies.
The final piece features more Autumn Vine DSP as well as our new Alpine Grosgrain Ribbon and a cute little flower made from the circle and edge scallop punches. I added a little extra by paper piercing above and below the sentiment and topped it of with a brad and leaves from the Birds & Blooms Big Shot Die. The colors featured in this project are Sage Shadow, Choc Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust and Whisper White. I aged the Whisper White pieces a bit by sponging Choc Chip lightly around the edges. I think this project will be great for our December Stamp Tramp Meeting. The girls will enjoy making this really unique and easy gift item. Thanks for looking and have a great week!

10/18/08

More cards from the Roof Garden!




Here are a couple more cards that we made last Saturday at my "Roof Garden" class. These 2 card ideas were cased with a twist from a super demo named Jen. She has her own blog and always has great class ideas. You can check her out here: http://jenstampin.blogspot.com/




Anyway, I took her wonderful design and added some half pearls from the Pretties Kit, just to give the cards a little extra bling and dimension. I also added the dots on the top card with our Signo White Gel Pen, which I believe is the best white gel pen on the market today.


I would love to repeat this class which included the "Roof Garden" Accents and Element Kit as well as 7 cards made from it. These cards are super easy to make and you get to take the rest of your kit home to make more or use them in your scrapbooks! The class fee was $25.00 so if you are interested leave me a comment and I will set up another class. I might even set up a class with the "Seasons to Share" Accents & Elements to make Christmas Cards instead. You can find those here: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=112012 and I have included one page as the top picture.

10/15/08

Tim Daly and fashion accessories...what the heck?


Sounds good to me...if the shoe fits buy it in every color. This adorable birthday card was made for me by my good friend Tia. Isn't it sweet? The stamp set is Stampin' Up, but sadly it has retired and darn it, I never got it. It is sooooo cute...don't you just love the cute little purse and shoes? She used Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, Pink Taffeta Ribbon and the ever popular Scallop Circle punch to bring it all together. My friend Tia makes the cutest cards and I feel privileged to have received one! I think it was a nice way to celebrate my 40th birthday, don't you?
Gotta run, I just received a new book in the mail and I cannot wait to start it, since my show "Private Practice" is not on tonight. I guess I will have to wait another week for my Tim Daly fix, McDreamy has got nothing on him! I can't decide which is prettier, Tia's card, or Tim? Hmmmm. this I will have to sleep on! Goodnight!

10/14/08

Roof Garden

Here is one of the cards that we made in my "Roof Garden Accents & Elements" Class that was held last Saturday after Stamp Club. We used Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Shimmery White Cardstock for this class as well as the new Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze In Color Ribons. The only stamping that was done was with the "Wonderful Favorites" Stamp set used for the greeting. All of the main images were created with the wonderful die cut stickers that are part of the Roof Garden Accents & Elements Kit. These stickers are great for easy-peasy cardmaking as well as scrapbooking. My ladies made 7 cute cards in less than 2 hours! The only embellishments that we added were half pearls from the Pretties Kit and flourishes made with the Signo White Gel Pen and Not Quite Navy Marker. Please excuse the blurry pic, I am still learning how to use my brand new camera. I will post more pics from this class tomorrow. Thanks for looking and have a great Tuesday night!

10/13/08

Sneak peek....Simply Scrappin' Card Class!



So here are a few of the cards that I made yesterday out of the "I Wish" Simply Scrappin Kit. In less than 2 hours I made 16 4" x 4" Xmas cards. The only stamps I used were the ones from "Many Merry Messages" which is a great stamp set for outside and inside of your Xmas cards. This group of cards features no ribbon or embellishments, just cardstock, dsp and the die cut stickers from the kit. I did use my paper piercing tool and mat to add a little detail. I will soon be adding this class to my schedule so keep watching! Thanks for looking!


10/12/08

Stamp Club Projects



Here are the 2 projects that I taught my girls at yesterday's Stamp Tramp stamp club meeting. The one of the top was made with "Crazy for Cupcakes" one of the great b-day sets that are 20% off this month. I paired it with Sweet Always DSP and the Top Note die cut from the Big Shot. I added Choc Chip wide double stitched grosgrain ribbon as well as Choc Chip 1/4 in grosgrain. We colored the image in with SU! markers and a Sakura clear glitter pen (oh no! non SU contraband...shhhh don't tell!). We added Felt Fusion 1 and 2 flowers and an orange square rhinestone brad. What do you think? This is one of my favorite cards that I have ever created.
On our second project we used stuff from the Holiday Mini, like the Autumn Vine DSP, Alpine Felt Ribbon, the leaf stamp from "Season of Friendship" stamp set and the scallop die cut from the Big Shot. I also added the flower and filigree brads, which are brand new and adorable, as well as the Gratitude stamp from the "Define Your Life" stamp set. This card really screams fall and can be used for Thanksgiving or a thank you card. I had a third project, a Halloween Pillow box made from "Ghostly Greetings" DSP and the Scary Skulls Stampin' Around Wheel. It was due cut with the Big Shot and filled with these cool Halloween colored M&M's. I just loved it, and so did my Border Collie, Chloe. She ate it this morning and all that was left was the Kiwi Kiss ribbon and scallop. Oh well, maybe one of my girls with take a pic of theirs and email it to me.
Anyway, that is all for now. I did some stamping today and made 16 cards from my "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit and I will share a few of those with you tomorrow. Today was a good day to stay in, it was our first cold day here in my part of California and I just could not get warm. I still have birthday invitations to make for my oldest daughter, Lindsey. She will be 17 in a few weeks. Where does the time go? I can still remember her 1st birthday.

10/8/08

Always on my mind, forever in my heart!

Here is a card that I made at my friend Kim's 8 for 8 class a few weeks ago. It features SU! die cut blooms in a new color: Baja Breeze. The red and olive blooms debuted in the last catty but I am happy to say in this catty there is an added set with new colors! The blooms add whimsy to any project and are great because all you have to do is punch one out and mount it to your cardstock. We also used one of the phrase stamps from "Stem Sayings", one of my fave sentiment sets and the gorgeous, gorgeous new buttons from Button Bouquet, which features an assortment of styles of buttons in each new In Color. The "Sanded" BG stamp was used on the kraft cardstock and last, but not least, the scallop edge punch pulled the whole card together. This card literally took me 90 seconds to make and I think it is very cute and sweet!
If you click on the pic you can see the detail on the textured die cut blooms as well as the background stamp.

10/4/08

Sugar, Sugar, I love lotsa sugar!


If you like pretty things you will love this blog that I recently found. It is called
Sugar Sugar by Leesiebella and it features the most beautiful vintage items that I have ever seen. If you are into the Shabby Chic look and love pink you will love this blog. Her presentation is beautiful and she has great links to other gorgeous blogs.

10/2/08

Eat, Drink & Be Scary!


So how do you like this cute little stamp set? This one is Eat, Drink & Be Scary and it is from our new Holiday Mini Catalog. I made this card during a class that my upline, Kim, was having last week. How cute is that darn witch hat? Notice the ribbon slide is the buckle on the hat. This Halloween DSP is awesome as well. The stamp set sells for $18.95 and is great for making all of those "treats".