Saturday, July 25, 2009


I am so excited to be showcasing the stamp set Asian Artistry on this tour. This stamp set is a Level 2 hostess set and can be found in the new Stampin' UP! Idea Book and Catalog 2009-2010.I just love this set and I know that you will just love it too! It has such a peaceful and serene feel to it. The samples made with this set include the use of the new In Colors along with some old favorites.

This first card could be used for any occasion. I used Bermuda Bay, Green Galore and Whisper White cardstock. Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Markers (yes, that is right. Stampin' UP now has markers for their In Colors), and Green Galore classic ink. This card also features the new Crushed Curry Polka-Dot Ribbon (this ribbon has polka dots on one side and is plain on the other. It is like having two different ribbon choices). The technique used is Faux Silk.

This next card uses Taken with Teal and Whisper White cardstock. Inks used were Taken with Teal, Basic Gray, and Basic Black. I used the scallop punch, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and a Filigree Designer Brad. Don't you just love the brad? It really adds a special touch to the card. The technique used is called Depth of Field.

This next card can also be used for all occasions. I used Dusty Durango and Very Vanilla cardstock. Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Bermuda Bay Markers were used to color the stamps. Once again, I used the new Polka Dot ribbon but this time I used it in Soft Suede. I used a Silver Jumbo Grommet to accent the ribbon.I can tell that Soft Suede is going to be a favorite color of mine and will get used often!
Remember at the beginning when I said that you would love this set? Here is another reason for you. Not only can you use this set for cards, you can also use this set for a present too. Who wouldn't love to have a set of these?

These tile coasters definitely have the WOW factor. Each coaster features a different stamp from this set. Just imagine wrapping some of that gorgeous ribbon around them and giving them as a hostess gift or a birthday gift. The list can go on and on.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy the tour.


I had a new catalog party last night for my customers. We had a great time. Everyone loved the new catalog. Here are a couple of the projects that we made.
This first card is a direct case from one of our own Blog Queens, Patty Bennett
I love the new Medallion stamp.

We also made a corner bookmark using Melon Mambo ink, cardstock and ribbon. We used the Circle Circus stamp set. There are so many examples of this out there but I followed the directions from Barb Mullikin.

I hope you enjoyed these. Don't forget about the ROYAL BLOG TOUR starting tomorrow.
Hope to see you soon.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I wanted to share with you a card that I made for a swap that I am in. This month's theme is Birthday. I got the idea from a friend of mine, Suzanne Rhyne, who sent me a Christmas card that was a gift card holder. I loved it so much that I decided to case it but made it into a Birthday card.

Thanks, Suzanne!

I used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. The stamp set featured is Crazy for Cupcakes ( which I just love!!) and colored with the new In Color Markers. I also used the new Modern Label Punch. I hope that you like it.

Now for the Deal of the Week:

If you are interested in any of the items above and would like to place an order, you can access my Stampin' Up website from my blog.


Thursday, July 9, 2009


Be sure to sign up to ride our next ROYAL BLOG TOUR

I am very excited to announce that our blog tour is only a few weeks away and the team is hoping to bring you a fantastic tour of creativity and fun! If you haven't signed up to ride the tour yet, you should stop by the blog as we have posted some fantastic interviews of some of your favorite stampers! There will be more to come and lots of surprises, so make sure you sign up to follow the blog today!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I would like everyone to check out the The Royal Blog Tour blog. We have interviews posted of the Honorary Queens, The Queen of all Blog Tour Queens and the people behind the scenes of the blog tour. I really enjoyed reading these interviews and feel like I know these people. It has made going to their blogs and looking at their work more personal to me.


Saturday, July 4, 2009


Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and safe 4th of July. We decided to go to the beach (reason for no posts) and I can't wait to watch the fireworks over the ocean.
I will have some new projects next week so come check them out!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Today is the day that we have all been waiting for. The release of the new catalog.
I have a lot of exciting things planned so please be sure to check back and see what is going on.
I wanted to show you a card that I made in celebration of today. I am showcasing this stamp set for the blog tour that is coming up at the end of the month. I just couldn't wait so I thought I would give you a sneak peak now.
I used the Asian Artistry Level 2 Hostess set, Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstock. I also used the new Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon. Check out the new Modern Label Punch!
See you soon.