Thursday, January 22, 2009

Milk Cartons Class!

Get ready to package up some treats for your sweets, ‘cause these cartons with handled containers are rockin’! You can fill them with anything from candy to little toys, or hand lotions or bath salts! Come to this class and learn to make this adorable set of cartons and the container!
See my website and/or my blog for more details!

January 28th,
7-9 pm

Robin Clark’s home, 10527 Stonecreek Pl., 78254
or FREE with a $50 order* --
choose a FREE Sellabration* set AND
get a gift from me!
(210) 912-3778
** Order must be $50 net (before taxes); order will be placed on February 1st, when Sellabration begins. Order will be delivered to you when it comes in.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Retired Sets for Sale

I have a huge amount of retired stamp sets that I need to move out of my stamp room, and I am selling most them for 50% of retail. The sets that have never been mounted are not 50%, but are discounted. I have them listed by Box Number (that is, the box I have them stored in in my stamp room, so I know where to find them!) If you see something you'd like to buy, email me and we will work out a deal! I take money orders, checks or Paypal. Thanks for looking!

Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / SS=Some Staining / NU=never used / BU=barely used


All About U (WU) $13
All-Around Alphabet Upper $14
Alphadots Alphabet $14
Around & About $6
Bold Alphabet (Double) $20
Bold Alphabet Numbers (PM) $8
Bold Butterfly (WU) $12
Border Builders $11
Classic Alphabet Numbers $8
Classic Alphabet (Double) $20
Collage Alphabet $14
Crazy Alphabet Numbers $9
Crazy For Christmas (PM) $12
Delightful Doodles $6
Fresh Fruits $15
Good Times $12
Headline Alphabet $20
Hung Up on the Holidays (WU) $5
Listen With the Heart (PM) $6
Newsprint Alphabet (Double) $20
Newsprint Numbers (PM) $8
Perfect Ending $6
Petite Patterns $7
Pure & Simple Alphabet Lower $14
Simple Type Alphabet (Double) $20
Star-Spangled Banner $8
Stippled Stencils $7
Surprise! $8
Tidy Numbers (NU) $9
That’s Nice $7
Vogue Verses $10
Whimsical Alphabet Lower $14
Whimsical Numbers (UM) $9
Wishing You The Best (Ronald McDonald
Set 2006-2007) $8
Wonderful Words II (PM) $12

Classic Caps Alphabet $20
Delight in Life set #1 $10
Delight in Life set #2 $10
Elegant Beginnings $15
Sassy Sayings II $15
Wish You Were Here $22
Perfect Presentation $25
Burst Into Bloom $8
Basket Full of Fun $25
Tags For All $20


Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / NU=never used / BU=barely used

BOX 2:

Because of You $9
Cheery Chat $18
Double-Line Doodles $13
Fall Fun $7
Figures of Speech $11
Fresh Fillers (PM) $6
Fresh Flowers (WU) $13
Fun Filled (mint rubber/SAB ’05) $8
Fun With Shapes $13
Gifts of Joy (PM)(GU) $12
Happy Hearts (WU) $7
Holiday Spirit $10
Holiday Woodcuts (WU) $10
Let’s Party $6
Little Layers $10
Little Layers Plus $10
Made From Scratch (PM) $8
Monogram “C” $8
Monogram “E” $8
Monogram “L” $8
Monogram “&” $8
Nice & Narrow $11
Perfect Party $12
Quick & Cute $8
Simple Shapes $11
Simply Circles (WU) $9
Sketch It $18
Small Script $7
Smitten (WU) $10
Spring Garden (WU) $13
Springtime Fun (WU) $18
Stars & Swirls $6
Sweet of You $10
Swirl Frame Fun (PM) $18
Tags & More $10
Tea Time (Def. Dec) (WU) $18
Terrific Tulips $14
Watercolor Garden $14

All-Around Alpha Numbers $9
Birthday Best $7
Euphoria Mini Alpha & Numbers $14
Graceful Words $18
Happy Harmony $8
I Did It $7
Letter Prints $12
Made From Scratch $10


Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / SS=Some Staining / NU=never used / BU=barely used

BOX #3

A Greeting for All Reasons $14
All-Year Cheer I (SS) $15
Artifacts (BU) $11
Beyond the Basics $6
Big Blooms (WU) $12
Buds & Blossoms (WU) $10
Expressive Flexible Phrases (PM) $20
Going Out in Style (BU) $10
Groovy Lines BG (SS) $8
Itty Bitty Borders $6
Just ‘Cause I Like You $8
Just Journaling $8
Just My Type (PM) $10
Ladybug Picnic (SS) $11
Lexicon of Love (PM) $$8
Little Layers II $10
Merry (WU) $11
Mini Messages (WL) $8
Monogram “G” $8
Oh My Word (PM) $10
Open For Trade (PM) $16
Polka Dot Party $12
Polka Dot Posies (PM) $11
Pure & Simple Alpha Upper (SS) $13
Quick Thinking (PM) $7
Shapes & Shadows $15
Simple Somethings $6
Simply Spring $11
Simply Sweet (PM) $10
Sketch a Party $12
Sketch an Event (SS) $11
Smile $7
Smorgasborders $8
Sparkling Season (WU) $10
Suitable for Framing (BU) $10
Tag Line (BU) $14
Tag Time (PM) $14
Take Shape $12
The Fine Print (PM) $8
Year-Round Fun II (PM) $14
You Make Me Happy $11
What Could Be Better! (SS) $12

Festive Four $6
Flowers of Gratitude $6
Friend to Friend $14
Merry Minis $25
Roses in Winter (WU) $14
Seaside Sketches $26
Shape-Ups $6
Snowflakes (WU) $10
Something to Celebrate $18
Springtime Stems $8
What’s For Dinner? $22
Wishes Awash $20


Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / SS=Some Staining / NU=never used / BU=barely used

BOX 4:

All in a Row (PM/BU) $10
All Through the Year (BU) $13
Amazing to Zany (2 stamps
mounted & used) $25
Be Happy (BU) $11
Bud Basics (BU) $9
Best Friends Alpha Lower (BU) $14
Carte Postale (1 stamp
mounted & used $20
Circle of Friendship (BU/PM) $19
Festive Favorites (SS) $12
Friendly Flowers (NU) $14
Glad Tidings (SS) $13
Greetings Galore (WU) $12
It’s Your Birthday (PM/SS) $15
Little Pieces (WU) 8
Love & Joy (NU) $15
Much Appreciated (SS) $9
Office Accoutrement (BU) $18
Peaceful Wishes (WU) $12
Perennial Favorites (BU) $9
Snow Flurries (WU) $5
So Much (BU) $25
Stamp of Authenticity (PM/BU) $18
Sweet Shapes (BU) $13
Tagger’s Dozen (NU) $15
The Snowflake Spot (WU) $10
Trimtastic (SS) $21
Unfrogettable (SS) $13

Big Pieces $25
Blossoms Abound $22
Create A Coupon $23
Dare to be Darling $9
Eat Cake $20
Elementary Essentials $22
Give Thanks $20
God’s Blessings $25
Love Ya Bunches $10 (SAB)
Love Ya Bunches #2 $10 (SAB)
Polka Dots & Paisley $18
Time Well Spent $23
DD Wild Rose $25
Year After Year $25

Petal Pizzazz!

Today is the day that the new Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog goes live! That's right, you can order from the beautiful new catalog starting today, either by calling or emailing me with an order, or by going online to my Stampin' Up! website and clicking on the "Shop Now" button.

One of the new sets in the catalog is this set, Petal Pizzazz. I saw this card that had been stamped by another demonstrator, Mary Brown, and pretty much copied it because I loved it so much. I changed very little. I used new DSP (Designer Series Paper), Raspberry Tart; Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White cardstock; and Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon. I also used the Birthday stamp from Hugs & Wishes stamp set. I used a Red Fire brad in the middle of one of the flowers. Two of flowers were stamped by using the Rock 'n Roll technique, inking the stamp in Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose; and then inking the edges of the flowers in a darker pink ink -- in these cases I used Regal Rose with the Pink Pirouette and Rose Red with the Regal Rose.

I made a second card just like this but changed it up just a tiny bit, using the Rose double-stitched grosgrain ribbon instead of the Kiwi Kiss ribbon; and I used a Green Ice brad in the center of the large flower. It gave it a slightly different look.

This was definitely a stretch for me because I had to cut out the flowers and the leaves, and anyone who knows me well knows that I DO NOT like to cut out images! But, I thought the card was so pretty, I made myself do it. I think it was worth it...

So far, I'm doing well on my New Year's Resolution, don't you think? My fellow demonstrators and I are challenging each other to update our blogs once a week, so I have an accountability thing going on, and I think it will help me. I need any other readers out there to help me out, too, though! If you see anything you like, please comment! It keeps me encouraged that someone out there is reading! Pretty soon, I plan on doing some other fun things, so stay tuned.

Thanks for reading! Have a great week, and do some stamping!