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Inspiration Challenge

An Inspiration Challenge card for Late Night Stampers:

Another Sneak Peek

Here's another Sneak Peek at new Summer Mini products! This card features the new Island Oasis Designer Series Paper, Bouquet Bunch Stamp Set, and I used the Chat Room Rub-ons from the Occasions Mini Catalog (only available until April 30!)

Summer Mini Sneal Peek!!

My goodies arrived this week and I LOVE the new Summer Mini products! I think for me, getting "the goods" early is one of the best Demonstrator perks (other than the big discount!) This card uses the new Island Oasis Designer Series Paper. When I saw this pattern I immediately thought of the Cheer's to You stamp set! Hope you like it!!

You're so Tweet!

My youngest son (21 months) sees a bird lately and signs "bird" and repeatedly says "tweet, tweet" so he just LOOOOVED this card I made when he discovered it on my craft desk!

I love this little card for all the tiny details. The card base is Whisper White cut to 4.5 squared. A Chocolate Chip Scallop Square cut out with my Big Shot was added and my White Gel Pen added some faux stitching. The Old Olive cardstock was cut to 4" square and run through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder (my favorite!) My image is was stamped in Jet Black Stazon and colored with my Aquapainter and ink pads.

What do you think? Does it make you want to say "tweet!" too?!

Another late Night Stamper's Sketch Challenge Card

Here is another card for this week's Late Night Stamper's Sketch Challenge!

I really love the way this one turned out!

My card base is Kraft, followed by a layer of Very Vanilla I ran through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder. I rounded the corners with the Corner Rounder Punch. An Old Olive Satin Ribbon was added under my Rose Image which was matted on Rose Red cardstock. Some Hemp Twine finishes it off!

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My Shopping Notebook

I made this little notebook to carry my shopping list and organize my coupons.

Inside is a shopping list and expandable file to hold your coupons.

(My shopping list came courtesy of Carole'Anne and her business...thanks Carole'Anne!!!)

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Stampin' Up! Color Renovation!

Stampin' Up! made a BIG announcement today...a complete Color Renovation! I for one am just so excited about this total revamping of their color system. They are reorganizing their color families, retiring some less popular colors, bringing back some very popular previous In Colors, AND introducing 5 new colors!

There will now be four color families of 10 colors each: Rich Regals, Soft Subtles, Bold Brights, and Neutrals. Now, before all you Earth Elements Lovers like myself freak out...they have kept most of the colors, just rearranged them into other families.

We will now have 5 new In Colors each year and they will stay for two years. So we will have 5 new In Colors this year, then next year an additional 5...the year after that the 5 from this year will retire and 5 more will be introduced, and so on and so forth.

SO...big question you may have, what colors are staying and which are going?

Old Olive
Real Red
Pumpkin Pie
Regal Rose
Tempting Turquoise
Basic Black
Basic Gray
Chocolate CHip
Whisper White
Very Vanilla
Kraft (renamed Crumb Cake)
Sahara Sand
Bravo Burgandy
Always Artichoke
Elegant Eggplant
Garden Green
More Mustard
Not Quite Navy
Night of Navy
Bashful Blue
Certainly Celery
So Saffron
Perfect Plum
Pretty In Pink
Rose Red

These are Retiring:
Pixie Pink
Pink Passion
Pale Plum
Orchid Opulence
Lovely Lilac
Lavendar Lace
Almost Amethyst
Bordering Blue
Brocade Blue
Brilliant Blue
Ballet Blue
Glorious Green
Taken with Teal
Handsome Hunter
Sage Shadow
Mellow Moss
Green Galore
Gable Green
Barely Banana
Yoyo Yellow
Summer Sun
Apricot Appeal
Only Orange
Really Rust
Ruby Red
Cameo Coral
Blush Blossom
Creamy Caramel
Close to Cocoa
Going Gray

Returning In Colors:
Melon Mambo
Soft Suede
Rich Razzleberry
Wild Wasabi
Pacific Point
Tangerine Tango
Riding Hood Red
Pink Pirouette
Baha Breeze
River Rock

NEW Colors!!!
Daffodil Delight (warm yellow)
Cajun Craze (spicy Orange)
Early Expresso (warm, rich brown)
Cherry Cobbler (rich red)
Marina Mist (cool, clear carribean blue)

Sooooooo.....stock up on the retiring colors you love and get ready to fall inlove with the new color palette! I'll post pictures as soon as I can!!! Email me at saucystampin at yahoo dot com to place your order today!!

Artisan Reject!

I sent in my Artisan Award entry last week and this was one of my reject scrapbook pages. I am not a huge scrapbooker although I really enjoyed working on it for my entries and think I may do ore of it in the future! This page is one of the ones I made but I decided to go with something different for the contest. The picture is one I took in Venice when my husband and I went for Carnivale in 2006, just after he returned from a deployment (we were stationed about 40 minutes outside of Venice at the time.) It was a really fun trip, although after a year apart a trip to the grocery store was relaly fun if we were together! I hope you like it!

A new Sketch Challenge

This week's Challenge on Late Night Stampers is a Sketch Challenge and here is my take on it, for my Dad who has to have another and hopefully his last surgery today (prayers appreciated!!):

Did you know that Late Night Stampers has a new Social Site? You can chat with other stampers in real time, have discussions in forums, and add your photos to the gallery as well as browse the creations of other stampers! Its really funa nd I'd love it if you'd pop on over to join us!

Another Sympathy Card

Here is my last Design Team entry for this week's Late Night Stamper's Sympathy Card Challenge. You have until midnight Sunday night to upload your card to the challenge folder here! Please play along!

Another Sympathy Card

For the past three months I have been working very hard on my Artisan Award entries and I finally finished them and mailed them out yesterday! It was a ton of work (5 cards, three scrapbook pages and 2 3D items) but end the end I'm very pleased with the work I sent in and while it would be AWESOME to win, I'm proud of what I created either way. I actually wasn't a big scrapbooker at all prior to this and learned a lot over the course of making my entries and really enjoyed it.

Now that all that work is behind me, I can finally get back to posting my blog more and sharing my other creations. It was hard not to share my entries (part of the rules) but rest assured I'll be posting them once the contest winners are announced whether I win or not!

Here is another card I created for this weeks' Late Night Stamper's Challenge to create Sympathy Cards. I tried for a more masculine feel with this card. Please join us here to play along, its a fun group of anyone who loves Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Of the Earth Hostess Set, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy

Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip

Etc: Texturz Backgrounds 1 Damsk Impressions Plate, Big Shot, Pretties Kit, Chocolate Chip Tafetta Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch