Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Silver Brads

Here are the new silver brads. There are stars, flowers, filagree, and circles. I took a Pink Sharpie and colored on the flower and then let it dry. You can match all of the different colors of card stock. They are fun to work with!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Ribbons for Fall

I just got some new ribbons in yesterday! This is the Kiwi taffeta with white on the backside! It is fabulous and would be so beautiful for weddings or any card that is for beauty!
Brown and Rose Red Stitched Ribbons--so yummy!
These are the new IN COLORS--Tangerine Tango and Pink! They are the striped ribbons!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Birthday Stamps

I am never going to get my Stamp Room cleaned! This is a picture of Crazy for Cupcakes, Cupcakes Wheel, and Simple Birthday Thanks stamp sets. Note how all of the new stamp sets are pre-cut! This is such a time saver! I will be making a project in the next couple of days with these sets--cute cards and invitations!


Yes, I am still here! Wow! I haven't posted for so long! I have been helping my girls move! What a job! I just want to come home and start pitching. We got everything to storage and just have a room left to vacumn. I also spent a lot of time at the Fair last week so that also occupied a lot of my time. Today I took my Dad out for lunch and shopping and we had a nice day! I stopped into a local store today and while standing in line I had to hold words to myself. Ladies were buying designer paper and of course not the quality of ours at Stampin' Up! I just wanted to say something but kept quiet and changed lanes. Oh, my gosh it was even only designed on one side. This is the new Washington Apple DSP. It is so awesome.
This is a picture of the Haiku DSP. They are so gorgeous! Which one am I going to try first?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Big Shot Special

I have posted my special for the Big Shot in emails. If you would like a copy please email me at
I have a HUGE SAVINGS or you can purchase at regular price and get FREE Dies and you will also qualify for a Level Stamp Set and free merchandise. This special is good from August 22nd until September 11th. Some of these Dies are Stampin' Up! Exclusives.
Have a great day!

Big Shot

I will be posting my HUGE SAVINGS or SPECIAL on the Big Shot later on this afternoon. Tune in later today and you can place your order. A GREAT DEAL!!!!! I'm off to the Fair to watch the Barrel Racing!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Futurity Results Board

Oh, my gosh! This Big Shot is just wayyyyyy to much fun! This Results Board is for the 5 States Barrel Futurity in September that Lana is putting on. I made pendants with the exclusive Stampin' Up! die cuts in red card stock and then made the small pendants from black card stock. I also added the silver scallops that were cut from the Big Shot with small red stars punched from our small punch in the center. The letters are made from chip board and then I added the Red Chunky Glue. The Silver Stars were punched from the Large Star Punch and then Silver Chunky Glitter was added. These pendants would be great for teacher's bulletin boards or any type of pendant decoration for your house. So much fun to make!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Futurity Baskets

I spent the day today making baskets for the 5-State Futurity. I just love making the baskets for drawings. I made some cards to add to the candles, jelly, etc for door prizes. It is amazing how you can add a little DSP, scallops and brads to a candle to spruce it up a little. I got 9 baskets done so will keep working on them tomorrow before I go to work at the Fair. I plan to experiment tomorrow with the Big Shot while watching the building at the Fair.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Last of the Fair

Donna, Ellen, and Nancy are looking at more cards.
A group of ladies enjoying all of the many creative projects!
Nancy, the grand winner, with her prizes and some of the creative cards! Great job Nancy and all of the entries! Everyone did a great job!

Still More Fair Pictures

Here are some of the cards that are being shown at the Central States Fair. You can come down and view the cards and take pictures if you would like. The Fair is open from Noon until 8 pm each day this week. The entries will go home next Sunday at 1:00 pm.
This is a very clever card made by Helyn with a masking tape background. A beautiful card!
Tammy is viewing all of the cards! So many ideas to look at!
Peggy and another viewer are also looking at the many cards. You can click on the cards to see them closer.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Still More Fair

Hurrying to beat the clock to get the entries in on time! What a team this group was! I will be showing you some of the great cards that were made as the week goes by!

This is a picture of all of the prizes! Lots of nice items!

The sign that is on the tables for the rubber stamping.

Where is Shirrise? Peg and Jennifer working on the grouping of the entries after the judges are finished.

More Fair

A mother-daughter team bringing in cards-the Sowards! What fun they must have stamping! They brought us in a lot of entries!!!
Cassandra working so hard on her coloring while waiting for entries to arrive!
Here I am making a list of Sponsors! We had so many wonderful gifts from our sponsors-gift certificates, basket of goodies, stamp sets, stamp pads, ribbon, stamp books, designer paper and free classes! Wow! The sponsors were so generous!
Our judges! What a great group of kids! Just joking but they are the best helpers you could ever ask for! These farm kids really know how to work! Jade, Caden, Jocelyn, Paige, Justine, and Cassandra!
This is Justine prepared to put the cards on the wire stands! She is a busy little girl! We could not have done it without them!

First-Time Exhibitors

These two ladies are so much fun! They just made our day! This is the first time they have entered cards in the Fair. We had so much fun chatting with Marcia and Anita. What a hoot! They wanted to show their friends and relatives that they entered their cards in the Central States Fair! You can click on their cards to see them better. Enjoy!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Central States Fair

Wow! I worked at the Fair this afternoon and the cards that were brought in for judging were unbelievable! You gals are fantastic! If you get a chance come out and look at the cards on display. It will be open at 12:00 on Saturday for viewing. Bring your cameras and take some pictures!


This is a cute grouping of chocolates from one of the displays at Convention. This would make a nice gift for a hospital patient or would be cute made into a baby or wedding shower display--or a friend gift!

A display of photos and scrapbook pages at convention. This display used the Western Sky DSP.

This was a cute baby bag made from chipboard and the white bags that SU has.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Halloween Bag

I forgot to post yesterday so decided to do a couple of them today!Isn't this awesome! A lot ow work! This is made from the new Halloween DSP and the skull stamp set. It also uses the Big Brads and the striped ribbon. I am sure this is one of the sacks that could be used again and again. This sack was from convention.

All In the Family

We had a fun time at Stamp Club last night with this page. Everyone was being so creative! The background is Ballet Blue and a white strip of paper was added at the bottom with a thin strip of red card stock adhesived below the white. Red Grosgrain ribbon was added across the top of the white paper. We used colored pencils to color the kids and then used blender pens.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of my club members for being so great! I purchased a Cherry Lip Gloss for each of them at Convention with the SU logo on it! Fun! I so enjoy them and their enthusiasm to learn!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Halloween and Thanksgiving

What a cute spider! This is one of the vinyls that demonstrators were able to purchase at convention.

This Decor Element will be offered in the next phase of vinyls. It was beautiful on a shadow box and the fall leaves mixed on the bottom of the box.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

More Element Decor

This Element Decor comes in two sizes and also two colors-chocolate and white. If you do not like to put these vinyls on your wall you can also put them in a shadow box or on a picture frame.

This is a room that has a lot of silver! Wow! How elegant! Even the file folders are covered with Designer Series Papers. You can also see an Element Decor on the back of the chair. If you click on the picture you can see items closer.

More Big Shot Ideas

Quick and easy sacks to make for Christmas!

The next two pictures are pictures of a baby shower that was planned for Shelli's daughter. The cake is made from diapers, the apron hanging on the dresser was made from material with the pendant die. Across the front of the dresser is also some pendants made from the Big Shot.

If you look closely on the dresser you can see some of new large Pink Ribbon that was gathered and then the little blinky was put on the end. Many items on the dresser were all homemade.

Birthday Party-Santa

This is a picture of a reindeer and Santa all made from the new Big Shot. They used the pendant die and the scallops. So Cute!!!

This is a birthday party that Shelli was making for her grandson. I see a piece of ribbon cut off the pendants in the front of the table and on the table are some masks that each of the children get when they arrive at the party made from the pendants. Oh, the frog mask was so cute. Also, you will see a cake made from cardstock and die cuts. She also made all of the invitaitons and thank yous! Too cute!!!!

Big Shot Pictures

The Stampin' Up! Big Shot! It can be used with at least 50 different materials as card stock, balsa wood, fabric, anything that can be cut with the Rubber Scissors we have. Teachers, this would be great for your classrooms. I know your schools always have so much money (ha!) but it would be nice for the school or for a pod to make bulletin boards, parties, etc. It will be on sale to customers on September 2nd and I will be offering a deal. You can also use any dies that you have with any previous machines and there is a large variety of dies that will be coming.

This is some of the dies but they are not real clear. They sell from 4.95 to 39.95 with the Serif Alphabet selling for 149.95. You may have friends that do not stamp but would still enjoy using the Big Shot. It is great for cutting out material for quilts also.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Big Shot

I will try and get a picture of the Big Shot and some of the accessories for tomorrow's blog. This machine is unbelievable! You may purchase it in September!!! There are over 50 materials that you can cut with it--sandpaper, DSP, light weight steel, balsa wood, canvas, materials (to make quilts), felt, quilt batting, vinyl, silicone, bubble wrap, etc. It is going to be a great machine for our stamping and scrapbooking. SU has many of their own exclusive dies. It is so awesome!!!
This is a picture of some of the new Element Decors that will be coming out soon! Not just chocolate and white but now we will be getting color. This would be so cute in a baby's room. These vinyls will all be out sometime this fall. We have not seen the prices yet.

How cute in a little girl's room or in a classroom.

A neat Christmas decoration for the wall or window.

More Convention

My sister and nephew came from Pinedale, Wyoming and spent 3 nights with us. Here we are up in Park City enjoying the evening. It was so nice to have a car so we could go sight seeing. We did tour the city and see the Capitol, the Mormon Tabernacle, and beautiful homes and mountains.

6,000 plus ladies waiting to get into the final session on Saturday afternoon. What a riot!!!

The Salt Lake Palace where all of the classes and make and takes were.

This is a picture of all of the fireworks and streamers when SU announced that UPS had brought every attendee a FREE stamping set. UPS donated a $17.95 McDonald stamping set to each of us. The UPS drove their truck inside the building and many, many UPS drivers appeared giving us each a set. SU does donate $100,000 to Ronald McDonald houses each year plus $2.00 from each stamp set sold. This automatically gave them an additional $125,000. What a blessing!!!