Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Convention Project #2!

Day 2 of Convention fun!

Today I'm sharing another of my three dimensional swaps - a Stuffed Christmas Ornament.

Yes, we will be doing an entire class of these and similar ornaments this fall - so be on the look out for that class. You'll be able to customize your Christmas tree this year for very little $$!

This cute ornament uses some more of the NEW Bella Rose Designer Series Paper - the colors are Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette.

The adorable tag was created with a HOSTESS stamp set - Deer Friends. You should see the other 7 stamps in the set - TOO CUTE! You are going to LOVE it!

Oh, did I mention that if you are an August or September Stampin' Party HOSTESS - I have a special Surprise for you! But you have to host a party to find out!

Tune in tomorrow for the next fun Convention project! xoxo from Salt Lake City! ~Robin

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Convention Project #1

Hi everyone! Yes, I know it's been awhile, but I've been feverishly working on projects for Convention - which officially starts Tomorrow! I'm flying out to Salt Lake City today! WooHoo! Can you feel my excitement through the screen?!
And, if you all would please pray for me while I'm out there - I've been asked to give a seminar and will be presenting it 12 times over the course of the week. I'd love to know you all are praying for me for strength, courage and wisdom. It would be great to know that someone's life will be impacted this week by something they hear in my class. Just pray that God gives me the best words and that I represent Him well.
Now, about this project. I created it for one of my three dimensional swaps. It's a desktop photo holder made with coasters and clothespins! Yes - how fun! We will be making these in an upcoming class, so be sure to check out the August class schedule on my sidebar!
As you can see, I used NEW Designer Series paper and the New stamp set Dreams DuJour -AND the NEW Scallop Border Punch! Three of the new In-Colors are shown here - Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red! I can't wait till you all get to play with them!
Stay tuned all week for more fun Convention projects!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Sold Out Update 3!

These items are no longer available from the Retiring Accessories list:

Accents and Elements Build a Flower

Wild Wasabi Cardstock 8 1/2 x 11

Purely Pomegranate Cardstock 8 1/2 x 11

Notes and Envelopes Pocket Notes
Blue Bayou Ink Refill
Purely Pomegranate Ink Refill
Wild Wasabi Ink Refill
Groovy Guava Designer Series Paper
Tempting Turquoise Designer Series Paper
Soft Subtles Eyelets
All Hodgepodge Hardware
Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon
Stipple Brushes

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More Sold Out!

As of this posting, these items are now SOLD OUT!:

Leaves A La Carte Jumbo Wheel
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon
White Mulberry Paper
Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
River Rock Ink Refill
Brushed Copper Cardstock

I'll update again tomorrow with any further items.
Hopefully I'll have some projects to post tomorrow too!
Goodnight all!

Sold Out!

Good morning everyone,

Just a quick up date to let you know that these items from the Retiring Accessories list are now Sold Out:

Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Refill
Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon
Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon
Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware
Simply Sent Card Kit - Simple Delights
Simply Sent Card Kit - Three Thoughts

We have Stamp camp today and tonight, so I'll be here for you to place your order before the items you want sell out too. Just give me a call or send an e-mail!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retiring Accessories List

Here it is folks! Updates will be made daily by SU! to demonstrators - I will keep you posted here each day!

Remember, 1st come, 1st served - when items sell out - they are GONE! Please use a credit or debit card when ordering as this will speed up the process for you. I do have an emergency dental appointment for today, but I'll only be out for about an hour or so. Call up until 9 pm or e-mail me with your orders. Don't forget that the Hodgepodge Hardware is 25% off as well as the list I linked for you on Saturday! Starred items are the 25% off ones.
HeeHee - let the fun begin! :)

109200 10.95
Accents & Elements Build A Flower

110718 10.95
Accents & Elements Lucky Star

110719 10.95
Accents & Elements Messenger

103158 9.95
Acrylic Graph & Grid

108638 8.95
Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color

108642 5.50
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou

108643 5.50
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava

108637 5.50
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color

108640 5.50
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock

108639 5.50
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky

108641 5.50
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi

108644 5.50
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate

103975 7.95
Card Stock Brushed Copper

108694 11.95
Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color

107312 5.95
Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White

107292 6.95
Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White

109116 8.95
Notes & Envelopes Long Notes

109118 8.95
Notes & Envelopes Love Notes

109117 9.95
Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*

110729 11.95
Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes

109119 9.95
Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes

109018 2.75
Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou

109019 2.75
Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava

109017 2.75
Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate

109016 2.75
Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock

109015 2.75
Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky

109020 2.75
Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi

109013 5.25
Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou

109012 5.25
Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava

109011 5.25
Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate

109010 5.25
Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock

109009 5.25
Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky

109014 5.25
Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi

110751 9.95
Designer Series Paper Azure*

110749 9.95
Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss

109154 9.95
Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie

110699 9.95
Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*

109160 9.95
Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers

109159 9.95
Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*

110697 9.95
Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom

110479 9.95
Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*

109151 9.95
Designer Series Paper Le Jardin

110748 9.95
Designer Series Paper Notebook*

110750 9.95
Designer Series Paper Olive Press

109153 9.95
Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*

109175 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*

109177 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke

110696 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze

109173 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou

109174 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue

109178 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery

109169 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*

109168 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*

109171 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac

109172 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard

109176 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive

109170 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie

109164 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*

109167 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red

109166 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron

109165 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky

109163 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise

110698 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break

110273 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling*

110271 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes

110272 9.95
Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky

107299 7.95
Envelope Confetti Cream Medium

105320 5.95
Eyelets Basic

100375 5.95
Eyelets Bold Brights

100381 5.95
Eyelets Earth Elements

107233 5.95
Eyelets Fresh Favorites I

107234 5.95
Eyelets Fresh Favorites II

105316 5.95
Eyelets Rich Regals

100378 5.95
Eyelets Soft Subtles

105515 27.95
Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter*

105531 27.95
Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass*

105532 27.95
Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper*

101120 19.95
Metallic Art Pencils

107307 12.95
On Board Accents

109181 14.95
On Board Blossoms & Basic

109179 14.95
On Board Ginormous Pieces

107306 12.95
On Board Simon Lower

102678 3.95
Paper Mulberry White

109227 45.95
Punch Box Three For You

102686 8.95
Punch Handheld Rectangle

100271 19.95
Pure Color Pencils

109060 8.95
Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou

109063 8.95
Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava

109061 8.95
Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate

109062 8.95
Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*

109059 8.95
Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky

109058 8.95
Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi

109189 12.95
Ribbon Originals Beachfront*

109187 12.95
Ribbon Originals District*

109188 12.95
Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale

109185 12.95
Ribbon Originals Jersey*

109184 12.95
Ribbon Originals Sherbert

109186 12.95
Ribbon Originals Theater

110716 7.95
Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*

110281 10.95
Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*

110284 10.95
Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*

110285 10.95
Rub-Ons Urban West*

110557 19.95
Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend

109610 19.95
Simply Scrappin' Confetti

110572 19.95
Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy

110567 19.95
Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl

109597 19.95
Simply Scrappin' Home Again

110562 19.95
Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage

109648 19.95
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy

109627 19.95
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl

110587 19.95
Simply Scrappin' Summer Days

110577 19.95
Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot

111184 54.95
Simply Sent Friendly Notes

109228 42.95
Simply Sent Simple Delights

109229 42.95
Simply Sent Three Thoughts

106662 6.50
Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field

107561 6.50
Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals

109681 6.50
Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog

109678 6.50
Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses

107482 6.50
Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad

109680 6.50
Stampin'Around Wheel Meow

109677 6.50
Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe

106610 8.50
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline

107467 8.50
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday

109571 8.50
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby

109570 8.50
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends

109569 8.50
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party

108423 8.50
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte

107468 8.50
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike

108980 8.50
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals

107464 8.50
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture

111261 8.50
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots

109554 3.95
Stampin' Color Index Labels

109553 3.95
Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)

106694 7.95
Stampin' Kids Markers

101399 6.95
Stipple Brushes

102673 6.50
Zig Painty

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Hey everybody,
I was just signing off here when I saw this announcement on Stampin' Up!s website. Click on the link below to see the list of Accessories that will be 25% off beginning Monday morning at 7am - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

This is NOT the entire list of retiring accessories, however, it's just a special promotion that will run through August 1oth - or until individual items sell out.

Please feel free to e-mail me with your orders and I will submit them ASAP on Monday Morning. I must have a credit card to place any orders with no delay, so if I don't have one on file for you, please leave contact info so I can reach you on Monday morning.

A Little R and R

Hi everyone, I meant to post the other day that I'd be going out of town until Monday, but I forgot in my rush of packing, etc. So, I'm using my friend Karen's computer real quick to let you all know that I'm away until Monday morning for a little rest.

With all the craziness around my home these last few weeks, I just needed to get away and take a breath. So Emma and I have come to Southern Pines, NC to visit my friend Karen and her kids. We haven't seen them in 2 years this month since they were transferred from DC to Ft. Bragg! Her husband, Greg is serving in Iraq until next year, so please add him and my precious friend to your prayers for safety and encouragement. As Greg likes to say, his life is "like a bad country song", he is "working in a palace and living in a trailer!" Crazy, huh?

Emma and I have been enjoying our visit very much and will find it hard to come home tomorrow night. But, with Stampin' Up!'s National Convention just 10 days away I have a LOT of work to do!

In the meantime, I hope to see many of you at Stamp camp this week either on Tuesday, or Saturday AND I'll be posting the Retiring Accessories list early Monday Morning, so stay tuned!
Ta for now,

Thursday, July 17, 2008

SU! in the news!

Hi there! Just wanted to share with you that if you hadn't picked up your copy of Creating Keepsakes magazine for July 08 - this gorgeous Stampin' Up! 12 x 12 scrapbook layout is featured in that issue!
If you notice, it features some of the upcoming In Colors for 2008 -09! Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango. And aren't those paper flowers too cute!?
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of the new Idea Book and Catalog!

In Colors Beginning to Sell OUT!

Hey everyone! Just a heads up - both the Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon is now SOLD OUT! We just recieved notification from Stampin' Up! this morning.

The Retiring Accessories list will be published on Monday, July 21st! I will post this to my blog as soon as I receive it and will also send an e-mail to you if you are on my mailing list. Remember, all orders from this list are FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED. Once items sell out, they cannot be ordered again. This list will include items from the Accessories section of the catalog as well as Stampin' Around Wheels!

I will be placing individual orders as I recieve them from you in order to assure that you get what you need. Please plan to use a Credit Card for these purchases. Now that Stampin' Up! takes credit cards, it's the fastest way for me to submit an order for you especially when time is of the essence.

Don't forget as well the great sale on all the Hodgepodge Hardware kits. They are 25% off this entire month while supplies last. These will be retiring with this catalog!

Happy Stamping everyone!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wow, has it really been 4 days since I posted?

Sorry everyone! We spent the weekend of the 4th with family and since we left our daughter to stay with her grandparents, we decided to paint the kitchen this week. I know, it sounds simple enough, but you obviously aren't familiar with our home improvement record. (And for the record, it was my husband's idea to paint this week - not mine!) Anyway, whenever we do something in the house, it takes twice as much time and twice as much effort as we plan and we even plan for the extra time and effort. Life would really be so much simpler if we could just hire true professionals to do the work! Sigh, maybe someday - a girl can dream, right?

I do have a card for you today, as you can see and if you attended my Going, Going, Gone stamp camp at the end of June, you got to make this one! The card uses the retiring stamp set, Year after Year, one of my faves!, and the sentiment is from It's Your Birthday - a rockin' group of birthday sayings AND also retiring! Humph!
Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla cardstock combined with Designer Series prints paper in Rose Red and Certainly Celery. I markered the image and after stamping, used my 1/16" hole punch to make the holes for the Linen Thread. The doodle lines were drawn with a Chocolate Chip marker.
Tomorrow and Saturday at 10 am is 12 x 12 Scrapbook camp - I still have room on Saturday if you'd like to come. I'll be posting one of the layouts tomorrow so you can see what little stamping I have been doing this week! Sheesh! You'd think we were painting the kitchen or something! :)

Saturday, July 5, 2008


If you attended Stamp Camp at the end of June, then you got to make this beauty!

The focal image is from one of my favorite retiring stamp sets - Year after Year. This set is so versatile - it really has something for every occasion. I will surely miss it!

The card stock is Soft Sky edged with Soft Sky ink (all pieces) and the backgroud layer is Basic Gray stamped with Basic Gray ink using the swirl image from Carte Postale (also retiring!).

The cake image is stamped on to Shimmer White cardstock in Basic Gray ink and colored with Going Gray marker. Of course it had to have Dazzling Diamonds glitter for some wedding bling!
Silver Brads, Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon and two punches for the sentiment and voila! - Beautiful wedding or anniversary card!

See you on Monday!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th Everyone!

I'm just sharing some of my favorite photo's with you today because the card I have planned for the weekly Blogger's Challenge is not finished yet. I will be posting it next week, but I spent most of my week being Mom and Wife and not Stamper! We are actually out of town from today until late Sunday, but when I come back, I'll be without my daughter for a whole week! She is staying with her grandparents for a visit!

Yes, of course I'll miss her - but man, have I got some work to catch up on!

In the meantime, I've scheduled a post for Saturday so you'll have something new to look at over the weekend. Then it's back to regularly scheduled programming on Monday!

These pictures are from July 4th 2004. Emma and my Dad were in the local parade on Main St. in my parents home town that day. She had so much fun throwing candy out to the onlookers. Later on, we went to watch the fireworks from the local boatyard and Emma was enjoying the evening breeze with her flag. That 4th remains one of my all time favorites, ever! I hope you all have a fabulous 4th with your loved ones! I love this holiday so much! I'm very patriotic and enjoy the celebration each year of just being an American. My Dad is a veteran and our good friend Greg is serving in Iraq right now, so I can't help but remember that the liberty we enjoy is bought with a price. I hope to never take it for granted.
God bless you all today, my friends - and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

RAK from my Upline!

B-cuz she is so sweet! I can honestly say that I have the BEST upline leader in the world! When I walked away from my position with another Direct Sales company to begin Stampin' Up! she was there for anything and everything I needed and she still is today! The best part is that she is one of my closest friends on the planet as well. Needless to say, when she makes something for her downline, it just thrills me to be on the recieving end!!

This is one of my goals as a Stampin' Up! Manager for this coming year - to do more fun things like this for my downline team. We always have such a great time together whenever we have a meeting and stamp. I'm so excited that 5 of them are coming with me to convention this year! We are going to have a blast.

Anyway, the project my upline made for me is this cute mini-scrapbook. She based it on one we got to make on the cruise with a new stamp set. Hers is created with the Seaside stamp set and the Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper.

Scrapbooks don't have to be large and cumbersome. In fact, some of my favorite albums are mini's like this one. I think I'll put pictures of us from Bermuda in it - that is if I ever get them out of the computer! LOL!

Happy Thursday everyone!


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Little Kindness........

Goes a long way, doesn't it? It occurred to me that I know a lot of kind people. People who have the ability to make your day brighter just because they exist. That's such a blessing and I don't want to ever take them for granted! So, for all of you kindhearted friends out there, thanks for being you! This card is for you! Enjoy!

Stamps: Floral Background, Baroque Motifs
Ink: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Glossy White, Whisper White
Other: Certainly Celery DSP, Scallop Punch, Rhinestone Circle Brads Ice (green) Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Brayer, Sanding Blocks

This card uses the Faux Linen technique. I stamped the Floral Background onto Glossy CS with Celery ink. Sanded it with the sanding blocks in two directions, then brayered on Apricot Ink and wiped clean with a paper towel. It's much prettier in real life, my camera doesn't pick up the subtleties of the texture.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Hodgepodge Hardware SALE! While Supplies Last!

Stampin' Up! has also announced this morning a 25% off sale of all three finishes of HodgePodge Hardware. (click here to view the catalog page: )

We have already been told that these sets of HodgePodge Hardware are being retired with this current catalog, so if you want them, get them while you still can.

Here is the sale information:

Dates: July 1-August 10 (or while supplies last)
Promotion Details: The following Hodgepodge Hardware finishes are being offered at a special 25 percent discount:

Regular Price: $27.95
SALE Price $20.96

Aged Copper

Antique Brass



Do I hear cheering in Mudville? This is AWESOME news!

Here is the official SCOOP from Stampin' Up!:

When it comes to quality stamp sets, Stampin' Up! has been an industry leader for several years. Our original, exclusive stamps have earned the prestigious Creating Keepsakes Readers' Choice Award for best rubber stamps eight years in a row, and every year we work to make them even better!

We're excited to announce that all new stamp sets in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog (including new hostess sets) will be die cut for your convenience! We know you enjoy the flexibility of custom mounting your stamps, and with these die-cut sets, all you'll need to do is pop, peel, and place before you begin stamping.

Only our new stamps will be die cut; sets carried over from the last catalog and those on the dormant list will still require trimming. But, each new set will feature a die cut icon so you will have no problems identifying die-cut sets.

The new Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalog will be available in early August. You can pre-order your copy from me for just $5! Pre-orders only thru July 15th! e-mail me at to reserve your copy. Cash and check only for pre-orders.

You will be able to pick up your pre-ordered Catalog on August 9th at my Aloha stamp camp!
Only those pre-ordering will be guaranteed a catalog on that day unless you have a workshop scheduled for August or September. Hostesses for August and September will receive their catalog FREE as my gift to you!

I've just this morning completed my sneak peek order for NEW stamp sets, paper - a NEW PUNCH and all the New In-Colors! I can't wait to share all the fabulous things in store for you in the coming weeks!