Thursday, July 31, 2008

Convention Day 1

Yesterday was check in and after navigating our way around we picked up the CUTEST bag that was STUFFED with stamp sets, convention info, and the NEW catalog!!! WOOOHOOO!!!!
We didn't even peek at the new catalog...shocking huh!? We shopped at the memento mall (it's the convention gift shop) where I got a few things I can give away at workshops, and I got this darling
camera case that matches the Designer Series Paper!

I witnessed the wild and crazy world of SWAPS! ha ha ha
I didn't do any myself, but Barbara and Debbie brought a few to see how it went, and got plenty of ADORABLE card fronts from other demonstrators. I think next time I attend a convention (hopefully next year *wink*) if I do any, I'll make some 3D items. That seems to be more my style.

There are a BAZILLION display boards with awesome cards and other projects demonstrators have sent in this past year and I photographed them ALL, as did plenty of other ladies. It was often difficult to squeeze in and get a look let alone snap a photo!

I also noticed a few with ideas using the stamps we got in our bags, as well as a board showing what make & take projects we would be completing on day 2 and 3. It's all so exciting. I can hardly believe I'm really here!

When we got back to our room, we FINALLY poured ourselves over the catalog and went through the whole thing page by page as a group. Fun, but too quick. I really need to go over it again, and this time I'll take my time and start a wish list! :)

We scrambled to get our stamp sets assembled for the next day's session and finally collapsed in bed around midnight (that's 1:00 AM Texas time, whoops!) but a girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do, right!?

We Made It!!!

Well we arrived in Utah around 2:30 yesterday, and it's been too crazy to post just yet. On our way to awards night, but I'll have more pics to share soon...

Monday, July 28, 2008

I'm Packed!

Well I'm all packed and ready to go! Bright and early tomorrow at 6:00 AM I'm headed to Utah with my upline and my downline! I'm sure the ride will be fun since I'll have such great company, but the destination is what it's all about! I am so excited I can barely contain myself!!!
We're going to the 20th annual Stampin' Up! convention! WOOHOO!!!! We'll start the trip with a bag full of goodies and be doing make and takes, attending classes and getting to meet other demos from all over. It's going to be so awesome!!! I'll have my laptop, so I'll be checking in here and there to share! "Talk" to you soon!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

More Sad Goodbyes

The list of accessories that will be discontinued was posted this morning. August 10, 2008 is the LAST day you can order any of the accessories listed below...

Keep in mind that the status of any product may change quickly based on demand. Items in red are no longer available! :(

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.

Please be aware, if you want any of these products as shown in the Spring-Summer Collection 2008, now is the time to purchase them!!! And there is a 25% off special on select items, see the flyer!

Updated 8/11/08 at 11:48 AM CST

Item No.

Product Description

Accents & Elements Build A Flower


Accents & Elements Lucky Star

110719 177 Accents & Elements Messenger

Acrylic Graph & Grid


Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color


Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou

108643 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
103975 166 Card Stock Brushed Copper
108694 163 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 167 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 167 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 167 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 167 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 167 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
110729 167 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 167 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
109019 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
109016 163 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
109015 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
109013 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 163 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 171 Designer Series Paper Azure*
110696 169 Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
110749 169 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 169 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 168 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
109160 170 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159 169 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 169 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 168 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151 170 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 170 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 171 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 170 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
109175 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
109177 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
109173 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
109168 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
109171 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 171 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164 171 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 171 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
110698 168 Designer Series Paper Spring Break
110273 169 Designer Series Paper Spring Fling*
110271 170 Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes
110272 170 Designer Series Paper Western Sky
107299 167 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 189 Eyelets Basic
100375 189 Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 189 Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 189 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 189 Eyelets Soft Subtles
105515 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
105531 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
105532 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
101120 183 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 179 On Board Accents
109181 178 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 178 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 179 On Board Simon Lower
102678 166 Mulberry Paper White
109227 181 Punch Box Three For You
102686 180 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 183 Pure Color Pencils
109060 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
109063 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
109061 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
109062 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
109189 190 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 190 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 190 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 190 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 190 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 190 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 191 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 182 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
110284 182 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 182 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 174 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 174 Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572 172 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 173 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 175 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 174 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
110587 175 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 175 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 15 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 16 Simply Sent Simple Delights
109229 16 Simply Sent Three Thoughts
106662 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
107468 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 193 Stampin' Color Index Labels
106694 194 Stampin' Kids Markers
101399 185 Stipple Brushes


183 Zig Painty
*Items are 25% off and part of our discounted retiring accessories promotion.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Could It Be Any Easier?

This is the photo cube for my Ladies Night workshop tomorrow. We'll also be learning the faux silk technique, but this project is the highlight of the evening. I saw something plastic once that you simply slide pictures in and it was pretty cheesy, but I owe it thanks because it was my inspiration! This idea has been swirling around in my head for over a year, and once I decided to do it, I've been really excited about it!!!

I just bought a 4x4x8 foot piece of lumber at Home Depot and with hubby's help we cut it down into cubes. They really measure 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and I've completed my first one with sepia tone photographs and a simple stamped card stock piece on top. I used a large swirl image and overlayed the center "medallion" image which is heat embossed. Then I sanded all the edges to really make sure the photos won't peel up and I love the antiqued look the block took on. It also has a card stock bottom to cover the wood and make it table friendly. The bottom has a little stamping as well; "summer 2008" and stamped by Sally of course!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Challenges for the 4th

Happy 4th Scrappers!!! This week I'm posting TWO different challenges on SCS!

Yankee Doodle
Todays Variety challenge requires doodles....and NOT ordinary black doodles either! For this challenge I had to add a patriotic twist. I want to see red, white or blue doodles! I found a couple of articles on doodling if you need the extra help.

For my page I used my Tempting Turquoise marker to randomly scribble around my page.

This is a sketch I pulled together to celebrate the 4th, but feel free to sub out the stars for hearts, flowers, or whatever strikes your fancy. Notice I didn't include the word "title" in this sketch? This is because I wanted to give you a little more FREEDOM to do it your own way. Happy scrapping ladies!!!

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