Thursday, January 29, 2009


I don't think I have posted this one before. I just love this set. It's so cute. This was the first card I made with it. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunny Scrapping

I did these 2 pages awhile back. I cased the first one from the SU catalogue. I love how it turned out. Pics are from our trip to Disneyland in the fall of 2007. Since I have no time to stamp or scrap I will just continue to share some of my older work. I don't see any time in the near future as I am super busy with work this week, then the cheer competition on Saturday and then my hubby and I are off to Puerto Rico on Sunday. Woohoo! Partly business for him, all pleasure for me!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I made this card quite some time ago (before my blogging days). I think it may be in my slide show but I'm sure it's not on here anywhere else so I thought I would feature it today since a) I have nothing newly made to show and b) I want to post something. This was made using the Priceless set. The colours are Soft Sky and Regal Rose. There are several layers which take some time to cut, along with cutting out the butterfly, but in the end it's worth it! The butterfly is stamped on the white layer in Regal Rose and then just the wings were cut out of another piece and stuck on. This gives it a neat look and eliminates the need to cut out the antennae.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Today was my cheer team's last practice before our first competition. Yikes! The kids were so was hard to keep them under control. (They are 6-8 years old!) Hopefully they will be relaxed next week and everything will go according to plan. I made this card tonight and it was inspired by our uniforms! Not sure what I will do with this card yet...maybe make enough for the whole team.

Monday, January 19, 2009

No Time!

Uggh! I have no time to stamp! This is my super busy time of year for work so I have not had any time to stamp. On top of that I am trying to get our house ready to officially list it before we leave for Puerto Rico on Feb. 1st. I really hope to get some stamping in soon. Maybe Wednesday but no sooner...tomorrow night I am going to see STOMP. Can't wait - I love it! Hope everyone likes the new SU catty! So many things I want for my Big Shot!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Buzzin' By

These cards are made with the new set Just Buzzin' By ($32.95 CAD). So cute! Colours are Summer Sun and Basic Black. The bottom is done with the scallop edge punch. Did you know we are getting an eyelet border punch? Woohoo! Less than a week til the new catalogue launches. The bottom card was made by my 6 year old daughter. She loves to stamp and scrapbook!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Posts Now Edited

As I said I would, I have taken down all the pictures now. I have edited posts to include some explanations of sets. I am still happy to answer any questions you have. Sorry if you missed the pics but I said from the start this was for a limited time...don't want to get in trouble! :) I hope you all get your new catty very soon!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

More Answers

Here are some more answers to new catty questions...

There is no silver or gold cord. Maybe next Holiday mini...

Classic pads are now $6.95 (up from $6.25) but craft are the same ($8.95)

Index tab colours are as follows:
Style Watch: no colour (same as Fall Winter)
Hostess: Chocolate Chip
Holidays: Bordering Blue
Occasions: Taken with Teal
Growing Up: Riding Hood Red
All Natural: Old Olive
Elements: Baja Breeze
Greetings: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Rose Red
Index (at back) Perfect Plum

The Petal Card die is in there. All the dies are there plus LOTS of new stuff including textures!

Correction: Pretty Petals is in there but it's not new; it was on the dormant list. (Thanks Sandy!) So, no new backgrounds. :(

I don't mind answering questions so please feel free to ask! :)


I have received a few questions about the new catalogue that I will answer here:

No, there are no new cat sets.
The Big Shot is the same price and the starter kit is the same except that you get the Billboard strip (small letters) instead of Join in the Cheer (Peace & Joy & Love & Cheer)
Prices are the same except that sets that were previously not die cut now are die cut (yes, even "old" sets) are now a little bit more (eg. Lovely as a Tree was $30.95, now $32.95). Well worth the $2 in my mind!
Baby Scrappin kits are the same
There are 4 new DSP that are on textured cardstock and are $13.95 (pics below plus some other new cool textured paper that I also took a pic of)
The Bright Delights rub ons are the only "colour" ones. The others are all white and chocolate chip except A Perfect Day which are black and white.
There are now only 12 background stamps and only one is new...called Pretty Petals. Has small flowers and butterflies.

*I will be taking down my pictures tonight or tomorrow.*

Thanks to everyone for all their kind words regarding the posting of the pics. I feel a little guilty about doing it but at the same time I think it's only fair for all demos to see the new stamps and accessories at the same time. I wish SU would just post the catty on line when they starting mailing them to make it fair for everyone. Anyway, I have had an unreal number of visits over the last day. I hope that some of you continue to visit my blog on a regular basis. :)

If you have any other new catty questions please feel free to ask, but I will not be posting any more pics at this time.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Not My Style

This is so not my style but I got a couple requests to see this one.
Called "Classic Skteches": Roman columns, faces with some Roman numerals...

The Final 3 pics!

The last few Big Shot die pics.
Edit: explained in the post below.

Big Shot

Lots of people want to see more new stuff for the Big Shot so here it is. There are some in an earlier post as well. I have almost all new ones here. Sorry that some of these pics aren't great.
Little box with scallop edge flap, circles and ovals in various sizes like the star one
New strip of letters (like the Naturally Serif) but different font
Flower Layers #3. Way better than the Flower Layers. These look like flowers!
Lots of tags: 4 sizzlits with 5 tags total
5 embosslits - all flowers

By Request

Love You Much Valentine set from the bundle! And the Friends 24-7 which is not my style at all but I'm sure someone will like it. :)


The new Simply Stampin' Kits! OK, now I am done...for real! (Maybe!) Hope you take the time to check out some of my stamping projects while you're here! Enjoy your day!
Hoppy Memories with the letter for Explore and play, with frogs, turtle, stars. Very cute! Kiwi, pumpkin, tempting turquoise and real red
2 Sweet with flowers, stars, labels, etc. Basic grey, perfect plu, pale plum and kiwi
Sunshine Garden with flowers, stems, borders. So affron, celery, baja and olive
Sweet Nothings: Reminds me of Bella Rose. Riding hood, pink pir, kiwi, and choc chip
Another one called Love Sparkles and one called Tailor Made


Hope I have satisfied your curiosity!
Edit: set with some dogs. Not outline drawing, full coverage. Includes a fire hydrant stamp!
Branch out: tree with some accessories including a bird, bird house, butterfly, tire swing, rubber boots, snow and sort of dots that can be leaves
Ocean Commotion: a fish, seahorse, shell and swirly thing that I guess is supposed to be seaweed

Fingers Crossed

Fingers crossed that I don't get in trouble for this! But seriously, I know how much it hurts to wait!

Set with little Holly Hobby type little girls and a hat with kittens. Pretty cute.

New sport sets: Just Surfing and Just Riding (bike)

Done for Now

Okay, I am done posting for now. These will not stay up for too long as I am really not supposed to post any pics from the catty (shame on me!) but I know how hard it is to wait!
Cute set like "Under the Stars" called "Hit the Road" with a dog driving a jeep, a canoe, a bike...
New simply sent kits that are $29.95! One that has old olive and chocolate chip. Cards are scalloped on the bottom and embossed with swirls! Very pretty.
Another is 8 choc chip carosel notes with some card stock die cuts
Last one has some adhesive die cuts, chipboard flowers.

New Stamps!

Keep checking back...I will post more!

Edit: Tool set with a hammer, screwdriver, measuring tape, wrench and saw. They are "sketched" and have a witty sentiment under each

Animal Crackers...kind of like pun fun but different animals and not a sketched look

Hoppy For You: a couple of frogs (not outlined...full coverage-type if that makes sense!) lily pad, log, little bee. Cute set!

That's Funny: peanuts saying things like you're amazing with the sentiment "complimentary peanuts". 3 others in this set.

Hotess Sets

The sets in pink are Level 1 Hostess sets. The others are the new individual stamps you can purchase. Remember, these are Canadian prices. :)


New level 1 hostess sets. Not great. :(

Set of 3 called God's Beauty with a branch with leaves, a butterfly and a flower. "Realistic" looking

Set of 3 called Dear Friend. Again, more realistic looking 3 flower stamps, one is roses plus the sentiment "dear friend"

Comfort Food set of 4. A donut that says "donut be sad" plus 3 others...popcorn, milk and a loaf of bread.

Prints pack with regal rose, apricot, brocade, basic grey and garden green.

Sentiments set with simple type. Basically all occasion type

Darling dots: lady bug, flower, present, heart, leaf, circle with be happy in it, star and a cupcake. This one is cute

More pics!

Some awesome new kits for under $12 for those who want to give stamping a try! Clear rhinestone brads! New buttons! Remember to click on a picture to see a larger version.

Edit: Buttons include some corduroy buttons in kiwi, chocolate chip, kraft, pacific point, pumpkin and summer sun.
New button bouquet type set called Button Latte with chocolate chip, so saffron, vanilla and white
1/2" library clips (come as pack of 24) with chocolate, olive and white
Clear Rhinestone brads (pack of 84) for $13.75

Fleurettes: hand crocheted flowers in pink pirouette, riding hood and white
Canvas cuts: die cut canvas sheets that coordinate with new rub ones
New rub ons that have colours
On Board "So Tweet" with Owls and little birds
"Under $12"page. Mini Note kits that come with 4 gift notes with envelopes, a couple stamps and a chocolate chip spot for $11.95. Great for new stampers. There is a thank you set and a birthday set.
Individual stamps:
Most are sentiments: together forever, beautiful little baby, happy birthday to you, so glad you are one of my dearest friends, and a celebrate one with a bunch of words. Also a flowers in silhouette and a square stamp with a couple flowers in it.

New ribbon and lots of new stuff for the Big Shot!
New die that is the top and bottom of a cupcake as well as some little dots and candles
Texturz plates: come in packs of 3 double sided. Things like diamond pattern, polka dots, swirls, flowers, paisley, kind of a rough looking one, etc. Awesome!
New ribbon includes:
Pumpkin rick-rack type, kiwi with white polka dots, brown with little white dots, black velvet (at least that what it looks like), Wide Baja Breeze, some white, saffron and rising hood red that is a fancier type.
Also, 1/2" striped grosgrain is now in Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron

New Catty Spoilers!

I got my new Stampin' Up catalogues today! Woohoo! Here are a bunch of pics of new stuff. I will post more as the day goes on! Click on the pictures to see larger versions.
Jan. 11
Edit: Pictures WERE as follows:
New punches: large heart, eyelet border
New circle cutter
New dies for the Big Shot: box #2...looks like a mini TimBit box for those who know what that is, a larce circle die that looks like it will fit inside the large scallop die, a large index card and a large flower

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Keeping Up

I am trying my best to keep up with daily postings. It's tough as this is my busy time of year with work. I hope to maybe stamp tonight so in the mean time I will share a card I made awhile back. This uses the Embrace Life set. Paper is basic black and taken with teal. Such a nice combination. The small flowers have some Crystal Effects on them. The other picture is of a cutlery holder I bought last week at IKEA. I thought it would be perfect for my daughter's ribbons. We need to get at least 1 more but she thinks it's great. Gotta love IKEA!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Thanks...I needed that!

So, I have been having one of those days when nothing seems to go right and everyone and everything is driving me nuts. I have so much work to do as I did not keep up with everything in December after my accident and then with Christmas...sigh! But then, while checking out my favorite blogs, as I do almost every day, I get the biggest compliment ever! My blog is now listed on someone else's favorite blogs! Now if that doesn't cheer a girl up, I don't know what would! It may sound a little silly but aren't we all looking for approval and for people to like what we do? Anyway, I am so excited to be listed on Alicia's blog (Happy Stampin'). She does awesome work (check out her blog!) and is an inspiration to me when I read about all she deals with on a daily basis having a young son with cancer.

Anyway, the card I have posted is one I made ages ago but I still really like it. I used the Pick a Petal set and stamped on DSP with black and then cut out the petals and made them into a flower. The middle is one of the flower punches (can't remember which 3-flower punch at the moment). Then I embossed Thank You in white. The colours look a little weird in the picture but you get the idea. I did this at a workshop and everyone loved it.

And thank you, Alicia, for making me smile! I needed that!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My Own Felt Flurry

I made my own felt flurry! Just used a piece of white felt in the Big Shot with the Snowflake die and WOW did it turn out great! I wanted it for the front of this DVD tin album that I made for my best friend for Christmas. The paper is from a pack I bought ages ago. I just love how this turned out. If you are thinking about getting the Big Shot but aren't sure...just buy it! It is the greatest. You won't regret it!

Friday, January 2, 2009

You're Grrreat!

How cute is this bear? He is from the set "Under the Stars". It's kind of a camping set but as with many sets we can turn them into multi-purpose stamps. The bear is stamped in Close to Cocoa on Very Vanilla and coloured with pastels. The sentiment is from 2 sets. The "you're" is from Very Punny and the "grrreat" is also from Under the Stars. I stamped them on Vanilla and used the small and large oval punches. The hearts are all from the new Heart punch from SU. I LOVE THAT THING! I have so many punches but as with most stamping and scrapping stuff, you can never have too many. I layered the hearts on the outside with Pretty in Pink on top and Close to Cocoa behind. Gives it a nice look I think. Hope you have a grrreat day!

Cupcake and Storage Ideas

Here is my first card made using the Simple Birthday Thanks that I showed you a couple days ago with the centre cut out. I stamped the top part of the image using Pixe Pink for the cupcake, Real Red for the Cherry and Bravo Burgundy for the stem. I coloured the inside with pastel and a sponge dauber. The sprinkles are chunky glitter and I also added a touch of dazzling diamonds to the cherry. For the bottom I stamped just the bottom of the cupcake, cut it out, flipped it over and ran it though the crimper. It is all attached to a whisper white card with dimensionals. The sentiment is from Crazy for Cupcakes. I also used the sponge dauber and pastel around the outside of the card to soften it. My 6 year old "pink freak" loves it! She was the first to use this stamp and can't get enough. She even made me a card (which is not unusual). She left it on my night stand on New Year's Eve. What a sweetie she can be! I will take a picture today and post it.

Hope your new year is off to a great start. I am off to IKEA today (woohoo!) to get a few things and check out storage and set up ideas for my new studio. I fcame across an awesome blog last night that show all sorts of organizational ideas for stamping and scrapbooking and some amazing craft spaces. Is is called Crafty Storage. Click here to check it out.