Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm back (temporarily!)

Hee Hee- well, we're back from vacation finally! I'm slowly chugging through the laundry and checking on flight and hotel arrangements for my trip to Utah for SU's Convention next week! I'm so excited! I finally got to meet my formerly on-line (now in real life) pal Lisa Henke while I was in Cincinnati for the day on Wednesday! Hi Lisa! We seem to be just as compatible in person as in blog-land... we even drive the same vehicle (although hers is much newer!). Lisa and I will be roommates and hanging out buddies in Utah- and we are so excited to meet our other GSG and SCS friends!!

Anyway, while I was hanging out in the hotel in Tennessee I had some time to make a few cards with the limited supplies I'd taken. Without further ado, here they are. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Another week of no stamping!

It almost hurts to go so long without stamping, but I finally squeezed some time in today! This is my first time using the new Fresh Cuts stamp set and Note Cards that will be coming out in the new catalog next month! I've had them for 2 weeks and just haven't been home long enough to use them.

For this card I wanted the kraft color to show through to compliment the Pretty in Pink on the outside so I added a piece on the inside of the card, but not taped to the front- I love the dimension of the laser cut flower out of the front! How awesome that this set so nicely works with these note cards... and the 5-petal flower punch perfectly aligns as well! In fact, the small flower that comes with this set actually lines up just right with the old Spring Bouquet punch if you have it!!

The punched out 5-petal flower was punched out of Pretty In Pink prints paper which is added fun because a different pattern shows up on the inside! I topped this off with a few of my favorite accessories, taffeta ribbon and Styled Silver Hodgepodge (which I'm hoping will make the new catalog). Also had to squeeze in the nearly extinct Purely Pomegranate one last time!

Thanks for stopping by again- sorry it's been so long! I promise, once school starts I'll be a stampin'-bloggin' maniac! Hope you're having a great summer!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

So bummed...

about having no stamp time! Ach, I don't think my summer has ever been so hectic as this year. I guess that's what happens as the kids get older and more involved. I shouldn't blame it on them though, since baseball is over and July is still completely swamped. I believe I've already droned on and on about this so I won't.

I am excited about the new specials, new stamps Preview and the catalog to be revealed soon!! So many things to play with and drool over! By the time fall rolls around I'll have so much new stuff I won't know where to begin (as if that's something new!). One of these days I'll get around to posting links to the fun new stuff. In the mean time, if you are interested be sure to click on the link in the left sidebar to Stampin' Up Promotions- neat pictures and descriptions will fill you in for sure!

Only 22 days until Convention- I'm so excited to meet my new pal Lisa Henke and all my other GSG and SCS girls! Will be nice to actually stamp again! I promise to post something new one of these days- sorry I can't be more specific or more committed! In the mean time, be sure to check out some of the awesome blogs that I have linked to my GSG pals... or better yet, check out GSG! There is a GSG2 now and they are all listed on the main GSG blog.

Drop my a note and let me know how busy your summer is! Miss you all!