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July 2009

Asian Artistry

This week I had my In Color Stamp a Stack class.  We made 8 cards (4 designs, 2 of each). Here is one of the cards we made.

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Stamps:  Asian Artistry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Shimmery White (great to watercolor with)
Ink: Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry reinker, Olove Olive reinker
Extras:  Rich Razzleberry grosgrain, Finial Press embossing folder, Scallops #2 die and Circle #2 die for the BIg Shot.

This weekend I am working on my newsletter so make sure you sign up to receive it! 

From Trash to Butterflies

I was working on making these little holders for the Salads and Stamping class.  007 copy

I thought they would be a cute way to identify the different salads.  The binder clips were packaged in a clear plastic box and it seemed like I should be able to re- use the box.   Here is what I came up with.

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I cut the plastic box up and ran it through the Big Shot and the SU! Beautiful Butterflies die.  I then stamped it with the Fresh Cuts set inked in Black Stazon. 

Stamps:  Fresh Cuts

Ink:  Black Stazon

Paper:  Brushed Silver and Black

Extras:  Clear Rhinestone brads, BIg Shot, SU! Finial Press folder, SU! Beautiful Butterflies die, and a plastic box headed for the trash.

The Big Shot certainly has changed the way I look at different materials.  Plastic packaging destined for the trash can become butterflies,  makes you stop and think about all the possibilities.  Now go and craft and let me know what you found to turn into a treasure!

Lovely Lattice

This new SU Lattice die was one that I just knew had to come live with me.  Here's the first card I made  with it.

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Notice that my lattice is 3 rows high.  I placed the fold below the cutting line of the die which allowed me to make a taller lattice.  When I think of a lattice I think of flowers growing so I made a vine with the SU Little Leaves sizzlet and punched out flowers with the Trio Flower punch.  I glitterfied my brads with the fine Cosmos glitter to add a little sparkle.  The sentiment is from the Oval All set. 

I am planning another BS (Big Shot) Gathering in August.  I've been working on some new projects and all the details will be in the newsletter so make sure you are on the list so you can be in the know!

New Stamping Supplies in the house!

Is this card too much? 

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Does this happen to you?  You get your order and there is all this fun new stuff that it is hard not to put everything on the first card you make.  I kept on saying less is more, edit your choices and then promptly ignored that advice and kept on going.  The  new SU Finial Press embossing folder is so cool so I had to use it. Love the Floral Fusion sizzlit die which is a great buy at $5.50, so of course I had to use that.  I just figured out how to use the new SU Clear Scallop Square die to make rectangles and smaller squares, so I had to do that too.  I will try and show more restraint on my post tomorrow but no promises since I still have the NSSF-new stamping supplies fever!

Salads and Stamping

Last night was the Scrumptious Salads and Stamping class.  I wish I had remembered to take a picture of our salad bar!  I think I was too busy eating to think about pictures.  It was an amazing spread and not one duplicate dish.  All I can say is that you all are not only talented stampers but fabulous cooks! 

Here is the recipe book we made to house all those great recipes.

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Paper:  Crushed Curry and Soft Suede

Stamps:  Medallion and From the Kitchen of

Extras:  Soft Suede grosgrain ribbon and the scallop edge punch


I had a difficult time getting decent pictures of how this unfolded to hold 9 recipe cards. 

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Lisa B used the new Rich Razzleberry paper for her recipe.  On the back of her card she had a cute watermelon stamped and colored. 

Kari K made a Frog Eye salad so she decorated her recipe card with a cute frog stamp. 


I know it is hard to see how this all unfolds and folds back up.  The next time you come by please check it out  and the yummy salad recipes. 

I think the next recipe class theme will be tailgating/appetizers.  I am working on my class schedule and will be sending out a newsletter soon.  If you are not on my newsletter list make sure you sign up in the box in the upper left had corner.  You won't want to miss the next recipe class!

Deal of the Week #4


To purchase your Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware please contact me or go to my SU! website and order online.  Remember this offer ends on July 26 so don't delay!


Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware 112454
Regular Price: $29.95
Deal of the Week Price: $18.99 

Add some hardware to your projects. Our high-quality metal Hodgepodge Hardware contains etched designs on brads and accents that coordinates with several of our punches. Each kit contains approximately 100 embellishments and 100 3/16" brads.


Compliments to the Chef

When I first looked through the new Stampin'Up! catalog this set, Compliments to the Chef  caught my eye.  I love the utensils and knew I had to get it.  I knew it would be a good set to have for the recipe classes I am having. 

Lately I have been looking at different stamping Challenge websites and found this simple sketch here  and thought it would be a fun one to do with this set.  Here's the sketch.


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I embossed the utensils with silver embossing powder on Brushed Silver cardstock.  The Whisper White cs was embossed using the new Perfect Details Texturz plate.  The utensils were not difficult to cut out and I love that it looks very dimensional.  

Talking about chefs, when you have a minute please go and vote for Joan Cossette.  She is trying to be a finalist in the 44th Pillsbury Bake Off. If she receives more votes than her competitor she will be selected to be one of the !00 finalists in Orlando Florida next April.  Here is the website   Please go and vote for Joan she is a wonderful person and a great cook!  The voting deadline is 10 am on July 23rd.  Thank you and hopefully we will be seeing her on the Food Network next April  at the Pillsbury Bake Off!

Hip to be Square

018 copy One of the cool new dies in the new SU catalog is a Bigz Clear SU Scallop Square.  I have  lots of ideas of ways I am going to use this new die and here is one of them.  I started with a piece of cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Fold it in half so the folded edge measures 5 1/2".  Line the folded edge up right below the cutting edge of the scallop and then roll it through the Big Shot.  I marked my die with a  white gel pen so I would know where to place the fold in the future.   

Stamps: Asian Artistry and Teeny Tiny Words

Ink: Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive

Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White

Extras:  Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain, 1/2" circle punch, circle ice rhinestone brads, aqua painter. 

If you have any questions leave me a comment and I will get back to you!

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While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!

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I would love to have you  be part of my group the Stamp Ladies!  When you sign up with me in July I will give you a set of the In Color markers ($17.95 value) as a special thank you.

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  • Business forms and tools


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  • Five stamp sets
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Card stock
  • Eastern Blooms Décor Elements and applicator tool
  • Five Classic Stampin' Pads
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist
  • Blender pens
  • SNAIL 
  • Business forms and tools 

These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast

Please contact me if you have any questions.  I would love to chat with you about all the benefit of being a demonstrator.  If you are ready to join me then all you need to do is click here and my password is Stamp Ladies.