Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to School; Back to Stamping

My boys went back to school today. So hopefully I'll get to stamp soon, yahoo! I can't believe summer is over. Did you enjoy yours?

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Sorry I haven't been posting. We were on vacation. We spent a few days in SLO with my older brother, Mark. We went to the beach two of the days and the weather was spectacular. The boys had a great time boogie boarding and I had a good time lounging on the beach and reading. I was able to rent (for free) a beach wheelchair. The first day I got to use an electric beach wheelchair. That was awesome!

Then we went to Carlsbad and spent some time with my childhood friend and her family (photo above). We went to Legoland which is only three exits away from her house! We had a great time trying out her new pool and waterslide.

Back to reality and LAUNDRY - ugh

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Flower Pot Pocket Card

This is another fun flower pot pocket card. I made this one at my friend Cheryl's a couple weeks ago. It's a little crowded. I'm giving it to my friend down in SD who we will be visiting next week. We'll be making something similar to this at our Sept Club and maybe a class, too.
sets - oval all, curvy verses, eastern blooms
cs - pumpkin pie, whisper white, dust durango, curry, ruby red, garden green, razzleberry lemonade dsp
ink - dust durango
access - butterfly punch, dinmensionals, brads, scallop oval, large oval, curry polka dot ribbon, eyelt border punch, 5 petal flower punch
Happy Stamping! Mary

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary

When I visited my mom for her birthday a couple weeks ago, we made some flower pot pocket cards. They are a lot of fun and great for lots of occasions. I decided to turn one of them into an anniversary card for my husband. Today is our 18th wedding anniversary! A lot of her stamps are now retired. Some of the supplies are also contraband (non SU). I'll post another of these types of cards in a couple days. Gotta go finish laundry now!
Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Shoebox Event Cards

Above is Peggy's card
stamp set - Happy Together

Above is Pat's card

stamp set - Lovely as a Tree, Sincere Salutations

Above is Kathy's card
stamp set - Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations

Above is Elisa's card
stamp set - Wow Flowers, Close as a Memory

Above is Heidi's card
stamp set - Medallion, Oval All
Above is my card
stamp set - Flight of the Butterfly, Circle Circus

Sunday I held my first ever customer Shoebox Event. Participants designed a card, brought the sample and all the necessary supplies to make that card. We set up "stations" and then went around the table making each others cards. There were six of us and we had a lot of fun! Each card was unique. Everyone brought lots of great munchies to share and I had a drawing for door prizes, which Pat and Elisa won.
I hope we can do this again real soon! Maybe we could do a Christmas Shoebox and swap cookies! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Last Saturday we attended the 50th wedding anniversary party of some good friends. I used one of the first SU sets I ever got, Victorian Frame. It has a lot of different images that can be stamped in the middle where I stamped the heart, but it seems I usually use the heart image. I embossed the frame in gold and "50" in the center circle on shimmery white cardstock. Then I stamped the heart in rose red classic ink over the 50. It's a neat effect, but hard to see in this photo. I also watercolored some of the details in the frame. Then I matted it with black and layered it on a gold card using dimensionals (snail doesn't hold really well on the brushed metallic cardstocks). It was very sparkly and pretty.

sets - victorian frame, brushstroke numbers, eclectic corners
cs - shimmery white, basic black, brushed metallic gold
ink - versamark, rose red, always artichoke and ballet blue pads
access - gold ep, aquapainters, dimensionals, heat gun and embossing buddy

Happy Stamping! Mary

Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Aug 5th was my mom's birthday (81 years young!). The boys and I went to visit her Tue and returned Thur. I gave her "Inspired By Nature" along with some other items, but I forgot to take a photo of the cool Tri-Shutter card I made her. I want to make some more and I'll upload them when I do. Anyhow, the set inpired us to do a little stamping and this is one of the cards I made. I colored the ribbon slide with my summer sun marker, but it's hard to tell in the picture. I love my new butterfly punch! The brad in the middle holds the wings up and away from the card like it's flying.

sets- inspired by nature
cs - old olive, summer sun, chocolate chip, naturals ivory
ink - summer sun, old olive, chocolate chip
access - moss ribbon, vanilla HPH, 5/16" brad, 1/16" handheld punch, dimensionals, butterfly punch
Happy Stamping! Mary

Monday, August 3, 2009

This is a card my friend Cheryl made. I just got the Oval All set and am excited to use it! I'll show you something when I do. Mary

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Growing Up Campaign Starts Today!

SU's Growing Up Campaign Starts today:

Part 1 - Growing Up Promotion
Aug.1-31, 2009
Spend $35 on stamp sets from the Growing Up section of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (pages 74-90) and receive a FREE package of Designer buttons--a $7.95 value!

Eligible buttons are listed & shown below:

A. Latte Designer buttons (item #114333)
B. Sherbert Designer buttons (item #116312) C. Playground Designer buttons (item #116313)

Part 2 - Growth Chart Special Offer
August 1 - September 30, 2009
Purchase the brand-new D├ęcor Elements Growth Chart (Item #117519 $24.95)
It's only available August 1-September 30, and as an added bonus, receive a free applicator tool with your purchase (a $1.95 value).

Happy Stamping! Mary