Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Something Old and Something New

I am hopefully going to start a new stamping blog series here called "something old and something new" with the hopes of finding my mojo again. (crossing fingers) I have been in a sort of stamping funk. Not sure if it's summer or I just need some inspiration. Anyway, I thought I would try this and hopefully someone out there will enjoy it, or at least read it, or look at it. Helloooooo, Helloooo is there anybody still out there?????? If so, thanks for hanging out with me.

First, something old....I created this scrapbook page (actually twice) for the twins baby albums...yes very far behind....they will be four at the end of the year....I have come to grips with it though. Ha! The set used is a retired Stampin' Up! set called On The Line. This was the set I used for the twins birth announcement because it comes with a saying "the perfect pair" and I thought that would be perfect for twins. A picture of that is below the scrapbook page.


Stamps - The Perfect Pair (retired SU), Typeset Alphabet Lower (retired SU)
Paper: Patterned Heidi Grace, Confetti Cream, Brocade Blue, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue
Ink: Bashful Blue Ink, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Garden Green, Real Red, Apricot Appeal and Creamy Caramel SU Markers.
The announcement recipe:
Stamps: A Perfect Pair (SU retired)

Paper: Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White CS
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green and black printed from Microsoft Word
Accessories: Gold Cording
The inside (which I decided not to photograph because of the detail included) was a black and white photo of the boys with a piece of vellum eyeleted to the top containing all of their birth information.

Now that you've walked down memory lane, you may be saying to yourself...I love that Perfect Pair set, I have to have's retired. Darn it! I may be able to save you...I have the set and I would be willing to part with it for half price ($10). If you're interested, email me.

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten, the something new.....
This was a card that I made for our girls club, which ended up not meeting this month because our hostess with the mostest had a family pet die suddenly. Hugs to her.
I was anxious to use the new Sock Monkey set, but couldn't really decide what I wanted to this is what I came up with. The only different thing that I did was color the monkey body with my barely banana marker and then watercolored over it with close to cocoa. It gave it a textured kind of look. What do you think?

Stamps: Sock Monkey (SU)
Paper: Pink Poirouette, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, Pink Poirouette
Accessories: Pink Gingham Ribbon, Close to Cocoa Brad (retired), Dimensional, Aquapainter

I hope you like my creations and will stay tuned. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Maybe I live in a cave.....

..............but am I the only person who has never heard of Net Neutrality until tonight? If so, sorry to have bothered you, if not.....listen up people this is big news.

Apparently, corporate America is again trying to squash our democratic rights. Maybe you're thinking, who cares? Won't effect me....whatever....listen you get on the internet...ever? This will matter to you.

What I have just learned is that the major telephone corporations (Comcast, AT&T, etc.) are trying to take control of the internet through the way that we connect to the internet. Their "plan" is to charge consumers to get onto the internet. They in fact plan to offer set websites that you can go to for a monthly fee (sound familiar?) and then any other sites not in the plan you might want to go to would cost you extra per site per visit. In addition, to being a monetary pillage to the consumer, this will disable the internet as we know it. People will be forced to choose which sites are most important to them, because there would be no way to go to all the sites on the internet without financial bankruptcy. This would cause traffic flow to blogs, smaller sites and personalized sites (i.e. stamping, fishing, cards, or whatever you might be into) to slow down or maybe even stop. If that happens, those sites will no longer be able to stay active and will disappear completely.

If you would like further information about Net Neutrality, I recommend the following video.

If you would like to find out how to get more involved visit here.

It hasn't happened yet, let's make sure it doesn't.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Retired Stuff For Sale.....GREAT deals!!!!

Hi everyone!
Sorry for no posts lately, I have been doing some major clean out and getting ready for a garage sale. I finally got everyone through and finished with the "big" wedding.

Don't you feel like this summer is just flying by....I REALLY miss my stamping space though and I hope to get down there soon. Stampin' Up! is coming out with some fun things, finally!!! I haven't been able to say that for awhile, so I am excited about them. The new in colors are glorious, as soon as I get my pre-order I hope to have some sampies up for you. Maybe a sneaky peaky if I can figure that out soon.

In other news, if you are a crafty-mama like myself, you will love the PTI is coming out with a quilting set on the 15th with matching sayings. TOO ca-ute! You will lovey it...I'm sure. Check out Nichole's sneak peak here for all the goodies coming our way soon. Can't wait!

In the meantime, I have the following stamp sets for sale at half price. All of these can be found at Splitcoast Stampers in the gallery alphabetically (unless they have a star by them, I couldn't find those). You have to scroll to the near bottom of the page to find the alphabetical listing. Prices are listed next to them as well as the last catalog they were seen in (if I could find it). If you are interested in any of these sets, please email me at I can take cash, cashier's check or paypal. If you would like to have stuff shipped, I can do that too, but you will have to pay for the shipping. Thanks for looking and happy shopping.


FW07 - Fall Winter 07
SS08 = Spring Summer 08
SAB = Sell-A-Bration
HS = Hostess Set
Other sets will be noted by last catalog they appeared in Mini Catalogs = Season + year

Set Name - 1/2 Price - Catalog Retired From
A Is For Adorable - $15.00 - HS 06-07
A Light Heart - 10.00 - Special Set for AHA Retired Fall 2006
A Little Love - $8.50 - 2007-2008
All Through The Year - 9.00 - SS08
Alphabits - 8.00 - FW07
Blooming with Happiness (HS) - $10.00 - 2006-2007
Both Way Blossoms - $20.00 - HS06-07
Bundle Up - $10.00 - 2006-2007
Business Memos - $11.00 - 2005-2006
By Definition - $8.50 - 2006-2007
Country Comfort - $7.50 - 2004-2005
Delight In Life - $10.00 - SAB07
Eat Cake - $13.00 - SS08
Expressive Flexible Phrases - $20.00 - 2006-2007
Flowers & Friends - $8.50 - 2003-2004
For A Friend - $11.00 - HSSS08
Fresh Fillers - $6.00 - 2006-2007
Fun Filled - $10.00 - 2006-2007
Furnished With Love - $15.00 - Summer 04
Girlfriends - $11.00 - 2006-2007
Glad Tidings - $13.00 - SS08
Greetings Galore - $15.50 - SS08
Holiday Wishes - $11.50 - 2006-2007
In Any Event (HS) - $12.00 - 2006-2007
Label Classics - $10.50 - FW07
Letter Patterns - $8.50 - FW07
Linen Background - $9.00 - FW07
Little Layers II - $10.00 - 2004-2005
Little Pieces - $9.00 - SS08
Little Shapes (2) - $6.00 - 2003-2004
Lots of Thoughts - $11.00 - SAB08
Love It - $15.00 - HS06-07
Love Without End (2) - $12.00 - 2006-2007
Love Ya Bunches (2) - $8.50 - 2006-2007
Mini Mates - $15.00 - 2006-2007
Nature's Secret - $20.00 - HS 05-06
Occassionally - $10.00 - 2004-2005 mini
Olive You - $7.50 - 2006-2007
On The Line - $10.00 - 2004-2005
Open For Trade - $16.00 - 2006-2007
Party Punch - $10.00 - HS FW07
Print Pattern - $9.00 - SS08
Simple Sayings - $10.00 - couldn't find which catalog sorry!
Smorgasborders - $11.50 - 2005-2006
Springtime Stems (HS) - $7.50 - 2006-2007
Suitable for Framing - $10.00 - 2004-2005
Sweet of You - $10.00 - 2005-2006
Sweet Shapes - $13.00 - SS08
That's Nice - $7.50 - Spring 07
The Fine Print - $8.50 - couldn't find which catalog sorry!
The World Over - $10.00 - HS06-07
Travels Abroad - $11.00 - couldn't find which catalog sorry!
Very Punny - $11.00 - SAB07
Wheel Thing - $7.50 - Summer 06
Wishing You - $10.00 - Holiday 06
Word Play - $10.00 - 2004-2005
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