Monday, May 31, 2010

Last Chance List for 2010

Happy Memorial Day Stampers,

The Last Chance List will be posted here tomorrow, June 1, 2010.

Last chance items are all goodies that sorrowfully did NOT make it to the new 2010-2011 catalog.

Once they are gone they will no longer be available.

The Accessory Last Chance List will be while supplies last.

Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pansy Candle Favors

Wedding season is here and if you need an expensive favor, bridal shower door prize, or table setting this little candle is for you.  I bought  them at Dollar Tree.  Used the Island Oasis DSP cut 12" L x 1 1/2" W for the wrap.  Punched Butterfly Punch so each would have 2, spritzed them down, applied ink refill (I tried to dry with a hair dryer and I actually had butterflies flying across my kitchen!!) and then rolled with a wooden skewer that you find in the grocery store .  I decided you should let them dry overnight before punching hole through to add brad as they are quite fragile (like the flower itself).  Then using a black marker draw pansy vein look, add brad to both pansy and wrap.  Attach wrap with double sided tape.  And Voila you have a nice favor that all will like and looks like you spent a fortune on it.  I hope you enjoy and Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Think Popsicle Time

It's the unofficial start to Summer.  So what better way to relax on a hot July day then with a Popsicle.   This design was in the latest Cardmaker Magazine and simple to make.  All you need is a corner rounder, cardstock, ribbon, scallop punch, and popsocle sticks.
The first one used SU Close to Cocoa and Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Scallop Punch in corner like you have taken a bite.  I added my own little flare by adding the WW in that corner to make it look like vanilla ice cream inside.  Chocolate Chip Ink to stamp on the Birthday Bliss sentiments.   Attached to front the sentiment with Vanilla Hodgepodge. Added ribbon and then spritzed with the new Vanilla Smooch, also in the Summer Mini to give them a frosty, just out of the freezer look  .

The second made to look like my favorite popsicle, Dreamsicle.  Only difference used the new Tropical Party Stamp and Island Oasis DSP found in the Summer Mini.  Apricot Appeal CS and More Mustard Ink.

      So set back and enjoy!  Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thinking About Becoming An SU Demostrator? Now Is The Time With This $99 Mini Starter Kit Promotion

Potential recruits could get some of our new products in June and be prepared to hit the ground running in July? Now you can with our special Mini Starter Kit!

From June 1-30, your customers and hostesses can become demonstrators for just $99 when they purchase a special $99 Mini Starter Kit. This limited-time kit contains over $180 of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies. None of the products in the Mini Starter Kit are retiring this year; plus, new recruits will get a box of 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogs in July!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pansy Candle Jar Wrap--#2 Flutter By Wednesdays #110

My creative juices were at work.  Again getting ready for Saturday.  I ran across this jar candle and wanted to take it with me but you know us SU people,of course, I had to decorate it!!!  Using a scrap of Pretty in Pink cardstock I stamped with Pretty in Pink and Pixie Pink the Dream du Jour Stamp Set butterflies and colored in with SU's watercolor pencils.  The pansies were made using the The Butterfly Punch, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry Ink Refills with a brad in the center.  Aren't they cute? You can see this how to video on 
I hope you enjoy.  Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Flutter By Wednesday #110

The challenge this week is flowers and butterflies.  I am doing a Spring Carnival this Saturday at William Byrd Middle School from noon til 4:00 so if you are in that area please stop in.  I needed something to put my door prize pens and business cards.  I always try to go in the local Goodwill store to see what they have, I have found a lot of stuff to use for storage of my SU supplies, Ifound this cute little wooden holder for 70 cents.  I thought I will go home and embellish it a little with some SU!!  Of course.  Using scraps, KEEP YOUR SCRAPS THEY ARE VALUABLE. Using Cottage Wall DSP which has both flowers and butterflies, I traced the front of the shelves and adhered with double sided tape (I couldn't get anything else to stick), the butterflys are the Butterfly Embosslit, and scraps from are the Scallop Oval and the Large Oval punches I hope you enjoy.

Happy Stampin" until we stamp together again, Lynette          

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Holiday and Occasions Mini Catalogs-Your Missed Item Might Still Be Available

With all the new mini catalogs in addtion to our BIG Idea Book I know it can get a little confusing (even for me) as to which catalog has the stamp set you wanted to order, which are still available, and which have been retired.  I have posted a sidebar on which you can click to see what has been carried over from both the Holiday and Occasions Minis.  I hope this helps you. 

FYI..the retiring colors are going fast! Take a quick paper/ink inventory and if you need to restock remember I am just a mouse click away.  You can see what colors are being retired on my sidebar.    

Another newsbreak, on June 1st the retiring stamp set list will be coming out and I will post it here for you.         

You can email yor order at or place your order yourself online with the BIG book and then shop now at the top of the page. If you have any questions, email me and I will do my best to answer them for you.    

Monday, May 10, 2010

It's 5 O'clock Somewhere

Make it a can tell I love Alan Jackson!!! OK, I cased this from Gretchen Barron's blog.  This is using the Tropical Party Stamp Set, the Island Oasis Designer Paper in the new Summer Mini Catalog, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Tempting Turquoise cardstock and Classic Ink.  The saying on the circles are punched from 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" and  stamped with the Think Happy Thoughts Stamp Set.  So Saffron Grosgrain Striped ribbon and linen thread finish it off.  It looks harder than it was to make.  

Layer 1- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2 " folded in half
Layer 2- 4" x 5 1/4"
Layer 3- 2" x 4" attach with adhesive and put ribbon around the seam
Layer 4- 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" attach with Stampin' Dimensionals
Layer 5- 2" x 2 1/4" add bow and tag
Layer 6- Inside 4" x 5 1/2" stamp corner

 So party hardy but be responsible and don't drink and drive. Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette

A Freshman's Card

This is so cool!!  I did a workshop several weeks ago and the hostess had never stamped before.  She and her mother had previously attended one at my church, ordered the Country Living Stamp Set that was in the Occasions Mini and got is addicting.  She booked a workshop where she had a good turn out and got a booking.  The next week I went to the mailbox where I found this cute little thank you card she had made.  The paper is from the Country Living and the stamp she used is the Country Morning hostess set I had given to her as a Hostess gift.  The watercolor pencils are Crayola from Michaels (and she apologized for that) and not having a punch she cut the edges by hand.  I was so proud.  It shows that you don't have to be creative and that anyone can do this.  Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette