Archive for June, 2008

I guess I’ll share a card first and then if you want to catch up on what’s been going on this last week you can read below!!
This is a card that I started before we left town. It was going to be for the Featured Stamper Challenge 72 and also the Color Challenge 171. I did substitute River Rock for Kraft since I didn’t have any.
I stamped the main image onto Soft Sky with Craft Black and then embossed it with black embossing powder. Then I stamped the same image onto the River Rock with White Craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed the images down to the sizes I needed.


Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: Soft Sky, River Rock (instead of Kraft), White, Black
Ink: Craft White, Craft Black, Soft Sky, Black
Accessories: Black EP, White EP, Brads, Dimensionals


Family update…..
So much has happened in my family in the last week, I hardly know where to start. you obviously saw the post about my Aunt. We went to Rochester to be with her and came back home Saturday night. She seemed to be doing well at that point and we had to wait for the infection to clear up before they can implant another pacemaker. We are waiting to hear when that procedure will take place.

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I haven’t been stamping much lately. Even yesterday I didn’t feel all that well, so I wasn’t on the computer at all. By the time I should have been making supper, I had this urge to make a card. When you are away from crafting for a while, it really is hard to get back to it. It’s all about the MOJO!! It’s hard to get that back sometimes!! I was looking to make something fairly simple. No coloring, no particular odd measurements, just a clean, crisp card! I think I got that accomplished and it didn’t take me long at all! That felt good!


This DP is some I picked up at the Scrapbook Page (remember the girls outing!!!). When I was cutting it, I realized that this stamp set comes with a stamp that looks a lot like this design. I think next time, I’ll create my own background and save the paper for something else!!!

All the images were cut out with my Nesabilities. A friend is borrowing my SU! scallop punch so I had to use something else!!! In the center of each medallion is a red gemstone brad. The red across the bottom is ribbon. The phrase came from the Sassy Stems stamp set.

It felt great to make something!!! Hope you are getting time in your craft space too!


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FS71 Cupcake Obsession…

I’m behind again on the weekly challenges over at SCS.  They have updated the gallery and changed the format.  If you haven’t checked it out….go NOW!  It’s great that they are including other stamp companies besides Stampin’ Up!  There are just so many great stamp companies out there!!  This card is for the Featured Stampers challenge.  This week’s Featured Stamper is Denise…Denidill!

Cupcakes seem to be so popular right now and I didn’t a have a single cupcake stamp until this week.  This is a small set by Impression Obsession.
Also not long ago I ordered a few odds and end stamps from AMUSE.  I loved how people used the oval to make the images look like they are grounded and not floating through the air.  This was the first time I’d used them too. To finish off the cupcakes I added some Diamond Stickles for a little bling.  I also added some to the edging of the plate!

Have a wonderful Day!


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Here is the Retirement list for the current catalog.  Sets will be available through August 10th.  The new catalog will start August 11th.  Attached below is the Alphabetized list and also the Numeric list.

Download Retired_Lists_0608Alhpa.pdf

Download Retired_Lists_0608num.pdf

Along with the retirement list comes the Dormant List.  These are sets that didn’t make it into the current catalog that are still available for purchase.  These sets will be available through August 10th.

Download US_dormantlist_2008.pdf

Here is the new Dormant list that will be effective with the new Fall/Winter catalog that starts August 11th.  These sets will NOT be in the catalog but will still be available for purchase.  You may want to save this for future reference!

Download fall_winter_08_dormant_list_us.pdf

I will be posting a cash and carry list of stamps that I’m selling.  Check back soon because they will be sold FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!!!  See you soon!!

Also- There are no shipping charges on a $70+ order!!!  If you order reaches $150 then I’ll pay your tax and shipping charges!

Misti Signature Black

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It’s really a shame that I can start a project way ahead of time, but don’t get it finished until the last minute!  I have had 3/4 of this card done for quite a while, but hadn’t put it all together!  I did change the layout of this card from the previous ones I made, but seriously….I’m such a procrastinator!!! I loved the Friday Limited Supplies Challenge.  It was to use knots on your card.  It could be knot stamps or ribbon knots, etc.  Here is my last Father’s Day card….


All stamps are from Verve Visual.  The colors are Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, and Old Olive.  The DP is from Basic Grey.  The word Dad and the verse are both up on Dimensionals.

Have a wonderful Father’s Day!  Hug Your Dad One Extra Time!!


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This was my first attempt at using the new Fresh Cut Notes from Stampin’ Up!  The card didn’t turn out how I originally planned for it to, but oh well!  The color combo for this week was a tricky one!  Real Red, Regal Rose and So Saffron.  I have a really hard time putting pink and red together when it’s not Valentine’s Day!


I stamped the main image in Regal Rose, the background layer is the So Saffron stamped with the same ink. The black flower was stamped in black and cut out.  I added the red ribbon and added a red layer to the back side.  These are really cool little note cards.  I love how you can use the petals or remove them.  Don’t miss out on the chance to get them for only $5 when you order the Fresh Cuts stamps set too!

Until Next Time….Happy Stamping!!!


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This card was made for the Ways To Use it Challenge on SCS.  This week’s challenge was to use a photo in your layout.  This card measures 5-1/2 sqaure.


I’m not sure if her mama checks my blog regularly (or maybe grandma too) so I need to get this card in the mail tomorrow!!!  This is a photo of my cousin’s little girl Crissy!  Isn’t she just the cutest thing ever!! I LOVE her big brown moon pie eyes!!  The stamps I used are from Cornish Heritage Farms.  I used the sets Beautiful and Time To Stamp.  I used my Sakura Stardust Gel Pen to go over the flowers and make them sparkle!

Enjoy Your Day!!


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The first challenge I needed to complete for the day was the sketch challenge!  This week marks the 180th sketch!  WOW!  That’s a lot of sketches!  Here is sketch 180.



Here is my card.  I used some of the scrapbook paper that I bought on our “girls day out” to the Scrapbook Page.  It is made by Basic Grey.  It is called Urban Couture -Brocade.  I added some retired SU! paper called Rose Romance.  I still have my ink pad too!!  I used my Copic Markers to color in the flower.  The numbers I used are:  YG03, G05, R20, RV10, and 0 for blending.

I used my corner rounder to create the scallops and I used my Crop-A-Dile to set the eyelets.  The main image is up on dimensionals.

I really like how this card turned out! It’s a keeper! (I know, you can’t keep them all!  Don’t worry,
I’ll send it to someone!  Maybe that someone will be you!  Leave me a comment on this post and I’ll randomly draw a winner to receive this card!  Maybe you have just the person to send it to!!!  Good Luck!

Until Next Time….Send Someone A Card!!!


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I got a call this afternoon that my Thursday evening workshop has been canceled.  Instead of having a live demonstration, we are going to do a workshop in an envelope!!  I’m going to send along the card that would have been demo’d and the instructions sheet including supplies needed.  Hopefully she’ll be able to still pull together enough orders for a workshop.  Here is the card that we were going to make.


I haven’t had a chance to work with this new set yet.  This is a preview set for the new catalog starting in  August.  The set is called Fresh Cuts and it’s part of  a special package offered by Stampin Up! through the end of June.  You can see that post here.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer, antique copper brads, dimensionals

Until Next Time…Happy Stamping!!!


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Happy Hellos!!

I thought that would be a great way to greet you since I’ve had quite the absence from blogging lately!  I’m so sorry about that but I’m sure you all have a busy summer ahead as well!  Here is the card that goes with the title!


Stamps:  SU! Lots of Thoughts
Paper:  Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, The Paper Loft DP- Spring Fling
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Brad, Dimensionals

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