Saturday, April 17, 2010


I have a question. I've answered questions before about cards, and if it's from someone whom I can't contact through blogger, I just reply to my own blog post with the answer. I am hoping that you all are seeing them. Or I'm wondering if I should reply with answers in new posts???

Anyway,--Mary Ann, the cardstock I used on the Vintage Vogue card was Ruby Red from the Earth Elements family.

I have created some new cards :) But I haven't taken pictures. I'll get them up here by tomorrow afternoon :)


Monday, April 12, 2010

OH NO! Tell me it ain't so!!! WHERE'D MY MOJO GO????

I've been soo busy with other things lately, that I haven't been stamping. This is the longest time I've gone without stamping for a while. When I sat down at my desk last night, I just couldn't get the juices flowing on things I wanted to create.

I decided to get me going, I would start easy :) So, I went to the basket on my desk. I keep a basket with pieces that I've made for cards, but for whatever reason, they never made it onto a card. I pulled out this LOVE You Much image I'd made earlier and turned it into a card. That wasn't too hard :)
Then, I decided to look through the SAB catalog and saw a card I wanted to copy. I didn't have all the materials but I made do with what I had:) I used all colors from the new BRIGHTS collection we'll have this summer. And I added Summer Sun as the base and for other pieces.
Then I went to the Idea Book & Catalog for inspiration for my next two cards. They're pretty much copies except for some changes in colors :)

Have a great day!! Get some stamping in and don't let your MOJO go!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


We have received some exciting SU news. New color families are coming to Stampin UP!! The new families are going to have the favorite current colors, the most requested in colors are returning, and 5 brand new colors will make their debut (I've marked these is a *)!

There will be 4 families of 10 colors.

Regal Rose
Melon Mambo
Rich Razzleberry
Pacific Point
Tempting Turquoise
Old Olive
Daffodil Delight*
Pumpkin Pie
Tangerine Tango
Real Red

River Rock
Chocolate Chip
Soft Suede
Early Espresso*
Crumb Cake (currently Kraft)
Sahara Sand
Very Vanilla
Whisper White
Basic Gray
Basic Black

Elegant Eggplant
Night of Navy
Not Quite Navy
Always Artichoke
Garden Green
More Mustard
Cajun Craze*
Riding Hood Red
Cherry Cobbler *
Bravo Burgundy

Pink Pirouette
Pretty in Pink
Rose Red
Perfect Plum
Marina Mist *
Bashful Blue
Baja Breeze
Wild Wasabi
Certainly Celery
So Saffron

PLUS we'll also get 5 new in colors in the July 2010 catalog. These new in colors will last 2 years and will become a rotating incolor family of 10 colors (but only 5 will be filled this year). Then in July 2011, we'll get 5 more new in-colors which will last two years, for a total of 10 in-colors. In July 2012, the five 2010 in colors will retire, and we'll get five more. So, after this year, we'll always have a total of 10 incolors.

I really like the new in color families. They're more fashionable and with 10 in each, they're easier to manage.

Stampin UP will make it easy to update your current products if you already own things like the watercolor crayons, marker set, etc. They will have kits that contain just the new products so you can just update your current set and they'll give you a new insert so you can update the information too!

I'm really looking forward to this change!!!!

The sad news is we'll be losing some great colors. Some that we're losing, I won't be crying over. But there are a couple of really great colors that I will miss. If you have a favorite color that isn't on the above list, place your order now!! I have a feeling there will be a run on colors as people stockpile their favorites.

Since I've learned about the retiring colors, I've decided to dedicate the next two months to making great cards that feature these soon to be gone colors. So, keep checking my blog!!

Inspired by Nature Happy Birthday

I used Always Artichoke, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum for this green and purple birthday card. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I made a shimmer mist from SU Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol and spritzed it onto the flowers. So, they have a sparkle :) I really like this card, and it was so easy! Inspired by Nature has to be on of the best stamps of all time!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Cedarville Sock Monkey

This is a card I made for ds. He goes to Cedarville University and they have a yearly program called Elliv (ville spelled backwards). So, the week of this special program, I'm sending him this card :) I used the Linen Background stamp to make Sock Monkey look like he's made from material. Tomorrow I'll have something for you besides Sock Monkey :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hill Billy Sock Monkey

Paper piecing sock monkey is one of my favorite things to do. Well, when I first got him, I stamped his mouth on some red polka dot designer series paper. After I cut out the mouth and glue it in place, I realized the polka dots were right where teeth would be and I started cracking up. So, this card became HillBilly Sock Monkey :) I've got to come up with some cute saying for the inside. Any ideas???

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Another Live With Passion Birthday card

Before I got busy with gardening, I'd cut pieces for a card based upon one that I'd seen at my upline's house. This morning I decided to finish that card, and only when I came to my blog this morning did I realize how close it is to the other Live With Passion birthday card I posted a few days ago. I think I was waiting to finish this card until I could get a book I was willling to punch the pages. My upline had made her flower out of printed book pages (which looked really good because it added another black element to the design). I didn't have a book I was willing to punch though, so I went to designer paper. It's so nice to work with these bright colors. I'm definitely in the flower mood with the warm weather and being outside gardening!!

Have a blessed Easter!!!