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Making Pretty Pin Wheels

Open House Gifts Retired Stamp and Accessories List

HAPPY DAY TO YA. . .    Hope your day is starting off with a bang.  We are a little gloomy here today but boy oh boy do we need the rain.  It's not even June yet and the grass is turning brown.  Look out water bill, it's going to be one of those kind of summers.

I don't have a card to share with you today, but I do have some of my gifts for my Open House this Saturday. Come on by if you live in the St. Charles/St. Louis area.   I had such a good time making the pretty, colorful Pin Wheels.  The were pretty easy too.  I used some of our retiring In Color cardstock and coordintating paper.  Remeber last year you could get a 6 x 6 paper pack of the In Colors as a Hostess Gift.  Great looking patterened paper. 

After many tries of experimenting for just the right size, I decided a 4" square was just right.  Cut a 4" square and score down the center from point to point on both sides.  Then I cut my peice of designer paper just a tad smaller 3 3/4" square.  Fold your lines real well so you have good creases.  Then I adhered my dp to my square.  Cut up the corners about half way to 3/4 of the way.  Don't go any futher or you pen wheel will be too floppy.  On each corner you will need to punch a small hole with your 1/8" hand held punch for the brad to go in and you will need another hold right smack dab in the center of your scored "X".  Put your brad in one corner and gently fold over.  Keep bringing each end up and put your brad in each one then put all four into the center hole and fasten down tight.  Viola you have a pretty pen wheel.

If I have confused you, just Google Pin Wheels and you will find some videos out there.  Easy peasy!!!!!! 

Well today is your last day to place you orders for any retired items.  TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY.  Our new Idea Book & Catalog goes live at 12:00 MST- 1:00PM Central. 

I love being your demonstrator, if you want to place any new orders tomorrow you can shop in my ONLINE STOREAlso I will share with you tomorrow my RIBBON SHARE for the Kick Off of the new catty.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great great day.  Until next time.  Toodles


The Ever So Cute Betsy’s Blossom

Betsey's Blossoms Birthday New In Colors Retires Stamp List

Hello Everyone. . .  Happy Wednesday.  OMG I need to get busy this is my last card that I have made.  It's another sneek peek of the ever so cute Betsy's Blossoms. 

My card base is the standard A2 card (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2) made from a piece of Whisper White, layered with a piece of our new designer paper called Comfort Cafe'.  It's one of our new In Colors, Midnight Muse.  My next layer is also from our New In Colors called Raspberry Ripple.  You will find these two colors go very well together.  I've used them alot lately.  Funny how color combos get stuck in your head and it hards to let them go.  My little fleur is from a retired set called Priceless and is it inked in Gumball Green, another new In Color.  My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes inked with Raspberry Ripple.

If your one of my locals don't forget about Open House this Saturday June 2nd at 11:00.  I have some fun things planned plus lots of FREE prizes.  Bring a friend if you like.

Don't forget about the Retired Stamp List and the Retired Accessories list.  Time is running out.  You have till May 31st to place your orders.    Also you might want to think about never having to pay full price for a stamp set again.  For just $99 you can join the Stampin' Up family and Sandy's Stampers.  You can customize your kit Your Way.  Shipping is free and there is no obligation to sell or have workshops.  Hobby or Career Demonstrators are welcome.  Contact me with any questions that you might have.  I'm here to help you with all your Stampin' Up needs.

I would love to be your Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  To place your orders click here to shop at my ON LINE STORE 24/7

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

Wedding Bells Are Ringing

Punch Art Wedding Stampin Up Retired List and Accessories List

Hello Friends. . .   The first big week end is past us and I'm completely exhausted, but the pool my friends is done (except for the normal maint.).  Got a few things on my plate this week.  Open House is Saturday Jun 2nd so I'm preparing for that and I have a Shoe Box Swap to get ready for the next week.  Fun things here at the Murphy house.  If you are a local and would like to drop by, please do.  We are starting at 11:00am.  I have a lot of fun things planned. 

Wedding season is fast approaching, so today I have a cute wedding card to share.  I used one of our new products from the catty that will be unveiled on June 1st.  It's called Layered Labels and I'm so happy to announce it has a coordinating Framelits Die Cut called Apothecary Accents.  This is a trend that I hope SU continues and even goes a little farther with.  I would love to see matching die cuts for individual stamp sets.  Hint Hint SU. 

Anyhoo my card base is Whisper White topped with a piece of Wisteria Wonder from the designer paper pack Sweet Shop.  Next is another layer of Whisper White and Concord Crush.  Boo hoo Concord Crush is retiring this year but Stampin' Up has made an announcement to hold on to all your 2010-2012 In Colors for they might reappear at a later date.  Yippie !!!!!  My cute bride and groom hearts are called Punch Art.  I got the inspiration from LeeAnn Greff she does wonders with our punches.  The gentlemen was punched with our Full Heart Punch #119883 and his shirt comes from the same heart and snipped with our Paper Snips.  The bride was punched from our Scallop Heart Emosslit #117332 and nested with another punched heart.  I embossed it with our Elegant Lines Embossing Folder #119277.

GOING, GOING, GONE. . . Just a few days left for you to place your orders for any of the Retired Stamps and Accessories.   Don't wait till the last minute, place your orders now.  Ordering can get squirrely in the final hours.  Go ON LINE at my Stampin' Up Store, its open 24/7 or you can email me and I do all the work for you.  I would love to be your Stampin' Up Demonstrator.   

Thanks for stopping by, its been a pleasure chatting with you.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to let me know.  I'm here to help with all your Stampin' Up needs.  Take care, have a great day.  Toodles

Customer Alert – New Product Sneek Peek

Sneek Peek Stampin Up Layered Labe and Comfort Cafe' DP

Hello folks. . .  Happy Friday.  Be safe out there the BIG week end is almost here.

Today I have a card to share using a couple of our new products that will be in the new catty.  The catty is set to be unveiled on June 1stIf you need a new catty, please send me your name and address, All I ask is that you pay for shipping if needed.  Locals can pick it up at my Open House of June 2ndContact me if you need more deets.

My cardbase is Very Vanilla, topped with a piece of Soft Suede and topped again with a piece of dp from the new pack of Designer Paper called Comfort Cafe'.  To add some interest to my card I added a strip of Early Expresso Grosgrain Ribbon.  Next I used my nesties for my Scallop Circle, but in the new catty there will be several ways you can get this look.  There is a new die cut coming with three (3) different size doily's.  Be sure and check out pg 191 of our new catty.

Next I punched a 2 1/2" Circle and used our Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976.  Love it !!!! 

Now for the exciting new Stamp Set and matching die.  The set is called Layered Labels and it has a coordinating framelit to match.  I stamped it twice in Cajun Craze and punched the center of one of them with our Large Oval Punch #119855.  Next I grabbed my Boho Blossom Punch #119858 and punched a few flowers using Cajun Craze again.  Added a sweet pearl and viola' you have a very nice all occasion card.  Easy peasy!!!!!!  Let's name this new look modern shabby chic.  You could make it every more shabby by sponging a little Soft Suede all around the edges.

I love being your Stampin' Up Demonstrator, so if you need to place an order please use my ON LINE STORE, it's open 24/7 or you can email me directly.  It's such an exciting time.  Its so hard to decide between the old or go for the new. 

RETIRED STAMP SET AND ACCESSORIES LISTS  will only be available for a little longer.  You must place your orders from the old catalog by May 31st. Yikes!!!!!! I have a link at the top of this post for your viewing convenience.  

NEW $99 DEMONSTRATOR STARTER KITIf you like the idea of being able to see and stamp with the new products before their release, please consider becoming a New Demonstrator.  Besides never having to buy a stamp set or accessory at full price again, you will receive all kinds of benefits and special offers.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to customize you kit "Your Way" and receive SU products valued up to $125.  Shipping is FREE and there is no other obligation to sell, or do workshops.  Only requirement is to HAVE FUN.    For even more deets please contact me and we will take shop.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a safe and wonderful week end.  Lot of BBQ !!!  Until next time.  Toodles

Peek A Boo Cased


Peek A Boo Card with Bright Blossoms Stampin Up Retired List

Hello folks. . .  Happy Thursday to ya.  Today I have a cased card to share with you.  For those of you not familar with the word case.  It means that I have duplicated someone else's card design.  This is a very cute card and I could not resisit.  I found it on Dawn's site "Dawns Stamping Thoughts".   Thanks Dawn.

I changed my colors but I kept the same stamp set.  I love this cute little set called Bright Blossoms.  It will be available in the new catty come June 1st.  My sentiment set is Petite Pairs.  My colors are Calypso Coral and Whisper White.  I used designer paper from the In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack.  Each color family has a pack.  You can find it on the bottom portion on each color family.  It runs $21.95 and has 40 sheets of designer paper.  Great stuff!!! 

Peek a Boo Card Inside Stampin Up Retired List

Cool Tools. . .   There's a couple The Scallop Trim Border Punch (you know I love it!!!), our 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, and our 1 3/8" Circle Punch.  Added a piece of our 3/8" Taffeta Whisper White Ribbon

SPECIAL TIP:  Dawn has a video for you to watch.  Be sure and have plenty of adhesive on your flower circles when you adhere them down, if not when you slide your second panel across it will catch on your circles.  What I found to be the best is to make them stickers.  I used my 2" Xyron Sticker Maker for this and it worked beautifully. 

I hope you enjoyed today's share.  It's a little bit involved but well worth it.  Don't give up if it doesn't work the first time.  LOL 

I love being your demonstrator and truly appreciate your shopping in my ON LINE STORE.  It's open 24/7 for all your Stampin' Up supply needs.  If you have any questions or need help please contact me.  It's my pleasure to talk shop talk and get you the best deal possible

$99 NEW DEMONSTRATOR STARTER KIT . . .  What a way to get lots of Stampin' Up products.  Customize your kit your way with no pressure to buy more, sell or have workshops.  Check out yesterday's post for more deets and once again it's my pleasure to help you any way I can.  DOIN' IT YOUR WAY !!!!!!!! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.  The holiday week end is coming and I'm trying to get the pool ready.  It's a little challenging this year without my hubby.  But I'm determined.  Until next time  Happy Stamping.  Toodles

Shop Talk

Stampin Up Retired Lists MDS FREE 300 Day Trial

Hello Folks. . .  Happy Wednesday to ya.  Sorry I don't have a card to share today but I do have one that is a Work In Progress.  I'm sure you are gonna love it.  So today all I can do is talk shop.

STAMPIN' UPS NEW STARTER KIT.  . .  Stampin' Up is offering a New Demonstrator Starter Kit for just $99This offer will last till May 31 of  2013.  WOW!!!  You can customize your kit to your liking.  It is valued up to $125 so you are getting some FREE products as well.  Plus FREE shipping.  There is no pressure to purchase more, do workshops, and no penalty to drop.  Just sit back and enjoy all of your new products at this discounted price.  Hobby and Career demonstrators are welcome.  Along with your kit you will also receive a Business Starter Kit valued at $65.  To talk shop and learn how  to save money on all your stamping needs you can contact me here.

At the top of my post you will find the links to the Retired Stamp List and the Retired Stamp Accessories ListDon't forget about the Clearance Rack and the MDS downloads.  New downloads are posted every week.  Click here for all your Stampin' Up supplies.  I love being your demonstrator.

30 DAY MDS Express TRIAL. . .  If you have not tried the digital world just yet, here is your chance to go digi for FREE.  For those that need a little training Stampin' Up provides training.  There is so much you can do with this software.  Give it a try.  Click here to download your today.

Well thanks for stopping by, I hope to have my card finished for tomorrow.  Kourtney did great last night.  She struck out seven batters.  Her pitches were right on.  It's so great to see your grandchild be successful.  It's what we all want for our children and grandchildern isn't it.  Have a wonderful day.  Until next time.  Happy Stamping!!!!!!!  Toodles


MOJO242 With Fabulous Florets

Stampin Ups Fabulous Florets Retired Stamp Set and Accessories Lists

Good Morning Friends and Happy Tuesday to ya.  We have a beautiful day here, what a great night for a couple of ball games.

Today I have a card to share using Stampin' Ups Fabulous Florets.  I've converted to the clear mounted stamps C123027 but it still is available for you guys that like the wood W123025

My cardbase is Baja Breeze topped with a piece of our White Naturals cardstock #102316.  It is a thicker piece of card stock but is a little porous.  Our new foam ink pads work well with it.  The pads are fabulous.  Your images are much crisper.  It coordinates well with my designer paper, don't you think.   My paper is new it's called Comfort Cafe' and you can find it in the new catty due to be unveiled on June 1st.  Can't wait.  My ink colors are Gumball Green and Midnight Muze, the new In Colors for this year and next.  I was a little undecided out the Gumball Green strip across the card.  Green and blue go well together right.  I used our new Edgelits Fame and coordinating Embossing Folder for that pretty edge you see.  Added some 3/8" Whisper White Ribbon to top it off.  Added some of our pretty pearls for the finishing touch.

I hope you enjoyed the share today.  Take some time today and get your fingers inky.  I would love to be your demonstrator.  If you need supplies you can shop at my ON LINE STORE 24/7 Click Here or email if you prefer.

TIME IS TICKING. . .  If you still need to place your orders from the Retired Stamp List or the Retired Accessories List now is the time.  Clearance Rack and MDS Downloads available too.  Click on the link at the top of my blog to veiw these lists.  Remember if your order reaches $150 you will receive Hostess Benefits with $25 FREE CASH.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm off for my morning walk.  Happy Stamping !!!!!  Toodles

Another Betsy’s Blossoms With The New In Colors

SUO Sneek Peek of Besty's Blossoms Retired and Accessories List

Hello Friends. . .  Summer is here.  The girls are out of school.  Not sure just yet what role I will have for entertaining them or being their chauffeur.  It will all work out in the wash.

Today I have a clean, quick and simple card to share using one of the new stamp sets called Betsy's Blossoms from the new catty.  Just a couple of weeks left and the new catty will be released (June 1st).  You are going to love the new layout.  It is so much nicer than before.  Everything has been grouped for easy access and the pictures are great too. 

If you need a new catalog and do not have a relationship with another demonstrator please drop me a line with your name and address and I'll send you one.  Cost will be for shipping only.

My cardbase is Whisper White topped with a new In Color called Raspberry Ripple.  It's a very rich color.  I know you will love it.  Next is another piece of WW.  I stamped my images directly on this piece.  Oh boy, the new ink pads are just wonderful.  They give you a rich image with little effort.  That's nice for us folks that have issues with our hands and grip.  You know who you are.  You will be amazed at the difference.  I will definitely convert my ink pads over in time.  There are that good!!!!!!!!  My brid was inked in another new color called Midnight Muze and the leave was done in Gumball Green.  I cut these images out with my Paper Snips and put them on dimenstionals.  My sentiment comes from the set Curly Cute W117014/C120510.  Added some demension with a button and some bling.



REMINDERS:  Save money on your stamping supplies by becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  SU is offering a new starter kit for just $99.  You can customize it any way that you like.  Shipping is free.  I would love for you to join my stamping family.  Hobby and Career demonstrators are welcome.  There is no obligation to sell or hold workshops if you prefer.  Think about it, never purchase a stamp set at full price again plus all the great new products you can choose from.  I'd love to talk with you about it.  Contact me here.

There are just a couple weeks left before we have to say farewell to over 300+ stamp sets and accessories.  May 31st is the last day to order from this year's catalog.  Don't miss out on your favorites.  To place your Stampin Up Order On Line 24/7 CLICK HERE or email me directly with your order.  Easy peasy!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed a peek at our new stamp set.  Lots to do, I'm trying to get the pool open so the girls can go sunnin'.  Open house is Jun 2nd and I need some MOJO for a card tomorrow.   Have a wonderful day.   Until next time.  Toodles


Graduating With Herb Expressions

Stampin Up Graduation Card With Herb Expressions

Hello Folks. . .  Happy Saturday to ya.  This week end is pretty big here in Missouri.  School has ended for most and the graduation ceremony's have begun.  I have two today.

I made a cute little You Did It Graduation Card for one of my friends.  I tried to make it happy and cheery.  My card base is Whisper White topped with a piece of Real Red and topped again with a retired piece from Pawsitively Prints.  I loved that designer paper.

I cut out a scallop circle and a plain circle with my nesties and added a cute 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (Temp. Turquoise).  My stamp set is retiring, its Herb Expressions #113224.  I often use this set if I'm in need of flowers with stems.  You can find it on pg 121 of your catty.  I used my markers to fill in the small flowers and leaves.  My sentiment is also retired, its from Mini Mates

I'm off to make some cupcakes for the celebrations today.  Baking is my second love.  I made cupcakes yesterday for Kayleigh's end of school party.  What fun !!!!  I'm trying Boston Cream Cupcakes today. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.  If you would like to place your orders for some of the retiring stamps and accessories I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please CLICK HERE  and shop in my ON LINE STORE.  It's open 24/7 for your shopping convenience.  Until next time.  Toodles 

Betsy’s Blossoms and New In Colors

SUO Betsy's Blossoms  Retired List Retired Accessories List

Hello Folks. . .   Happy Friday, I hope all is well.  I've been playing with some of the new products from the catty that will be released on June 1st.  When SU announced they were retiring all the stamp pads and changing them out to a new foam pad I thought OUCH.  But boy oh boy I'm sold. 

The new In Colors for this year are very bold and striking.  I can't believe the difference in the quality of my image when you use the new stamp foam pads.  Over the years I have developed some health issues with my hands from over use.  These new pads are amazing.  I hope you can tell from my picture how striking the images are.  I barely had to use any pressure at all and look at the great image I got.  Over time I will definitely replace my ink pads with the new foam pads.

Stampin' Up 2012-2013 In Colors

2012-2013 In Colors
(Gumball Green, Midnight Muze, Summer Starfruit,
Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple)

My inspiration today comes from a combination of ideas that I found while browsing the world wide web out there.  It featues four of the new In Colors for this year (Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green and Midnight Muze).  My stamp set is new and it's called Betsy's Blossoms.  It is whimsy yet modern in style.  My sentiment is from Friendly Phrases W126149/C126151.  It has become one of my go to sets for sentiments.

I used several Cool Tools.  The pretty edge was done with the Adorning Accents Edgelit Die from the Occasions Mini.  Click here to view what had been carried over.  I also used the matching Embossing Folder for a little pizzazz.  For the little flower I used our 1/2" Circle Punch #119869 and for the larger flower I cut it out with our Paper Snips #103579.  These scissors have a sharp pointed tip to get into small areas.  My Designer Paper is also new.  It called Comfort Cafe' and features all of the new 2012-2013 In Colors. 

REMINDER:  Just a few weeks left and we will be saying goodbye to over 300 products from this year's catty.  Be sure and take a little time to go over your wish list and make sure you have everthing covered.  May 31st is the last day you can order.  The new catalog will go live at 12:00pm mountain time on June 1st. 

If you would like to place an order I would love to be your demonstrator.  Click here and shop in my ON LINE STOREOpen 24/7 for your shopping convenience.  I'm here to help or just talk shop if you like.   

That's it for me folks.  Thanks for stoppin' by.  Have a wonderful stamping day.  Until next time.  Toodles