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Simply Adorned Jewelry

Sinply Adorned in Peach Bracelet In-Colors

Want a new way to show off your stamping skills?  Want to wear your stamped piece?  Stampin’ Up!’s jewelry line, SIMPLY ADORNED, is for you!  Or, for you to give as a gift!!!


 Stampin’ Up!’s nickel-plated charms feature tempered, beveled glass on front, flat glass on the back and a lobster clasp.  The locket-style charm with hinge allows you to easily insert your custom stamped piece.  Charms are available in five sizes ~ 5/8” circle, 5/8” square, 1” x 1”, 2” x 1 ¼”, and 1 ½” X 2”.



 The Simply Adorned stainless steel chain is available in two lengths (34” and 24”) and in bracelet length.  The chains feature a toggle clasp and an exclusive Stampin’ Up! charm identifier.  The finish coordinates perfectly with the Simply Adorned charms.  The longer chain can be worn as a single or a double chain.



 Stampin’ Up! has also created a special stamp set to be used when you are creating inserts for your charms.  It is called CHARMING (116519) and is a set of 7 on page 130 in the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. 


Watercolor Triow retiring colors Watercolor Trio 2

Stamp set:  Watercolor Trio, Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Catalog, p 16 (available until August 31)

Card stock:  Crushed Curry, Green Galore, Only Orange, retiring colors, and Whisper White

Ink:  Green Galore Classic plus Only Orange, Crushed Curry and Green Galore makers ~ all retiring too!

Accessories:  In-color Grosgrain Ribbon; Bigz Clear Die ~ Scallop Square, page 199, Stampin' Up!'s Idea Book & Catalog.     This die is fabulous for scrapbooking.  It is a Stampin' Up! exclusive die and the inside of the die is clear so that you can place it right over a picture and see where you are cutting.  So easy to use.  Let me know if I can help you with your scrapbooking needs!  Susan Elise


Medallion card

Stamps:  Tres Chic, page 134, retiring; Medallion, page 133, Stampin' Up!'s Idea Book & Catalog

Card stock:  Bermuda Bay in-color, retiring, Going Gray (or Basic Gray), Whisper White

Ink:  Going Gray, Bermuda Bay classic stamp pad

Accessories:  None.  This is an easy card to make but very pretty.  You could easily make a set of four, each in a different color, as a birthday gift for a friend.  Several of the In-Colors from this year will be in Stampin' Up!'s new color palette but Bermuda Bay is retiring.  Have fun ~ and let me know if you need anything ~ time is running out!  Susan Elise

True Friend stamp set retires in 3 days...

True Friend stamp set

Stamp set:  True Friend, page 122, Stampin' Up!'s 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog ~ this set is retiring.

Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy card stock

Special card stock:  Bella Bleu DSP, page 162 ~ retiring

Ink:  Not Quite Navy Craft stamp pad, retiring but the CRAFT INK SPOTS will be available to be used in the same way.

Accessories:  Heat Tool, clear embossing powder, Powder Pals, page 188; Vanilla Satin Ribbon

The Catalogs Have Arrived!

Catalogs Arrive '10

But, of course, they are not unpacked yet!  Just wanted you to know that they have arrived and will be ready for you on Thursday, July 1.  Be sure and let me know if you want me to save one for you.  I will tell you that I have had some time to look at mine and I KNOW that YOU are going to want one as soon as possible.  The 2010 - 2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog is fabulous!  Please put Sunday, July 11, on your calendar for my NEW CATALOG OPEN HOUSE ~ it's always a fun afternoon with contests, prizes, make & takes, refreshments and the new catty!!!  You can join me any time between one and five!  More fun tomorrow ~ LAST CHANCE CARDS!!!!

Guest Demonstrator ~ Leslee

Leslee's Bookmark

I am getting lots of help with my blog posts this week!  Don't you just love this picture from one of my team (Southern Stars) members, Leslee?  The picture shows Leslee's gift of two bookmarks, and birthday card, for her sister in Ohio. Leslee has been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for two years and I am so proud of her work.  She and her husband have two sons and live in Yorktown.  This busy Mom loves stamping and sharing what she loves!

Leslee used the Elements of Style (#120045) stamp set on page 12 and 13 in the Summer Mini Catalog.  She used markers to color in the images.  The bookmark in front uses the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, (#111325) page 188 in the Idea Book & Catalog, and the new Basic Black 5/8" Satin ribbon (#117285). Leslee, thanks so much for sharing!

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Janie's Easel Cards

Janie's easel cards w two pictures

At my Stamp Club's for this month I have been teaching everyone to make EASEL CARDS.  Janie is in my stamp club that meets at the beginning of the month.  They named themselves the WILD WASABI WOMEN!

I am always so proud of my stamp club members when they share the results of the techniques that we learn in our monthly meeting.  Janie sent me the picture above earlier in the week and I wanted to show you how talented she is, aren't the cards darling?  Thanks for sharing, Janie!!!

Red, White & Blue

Red, white & blue card 2 Red, white & blue card 3 Red, white & blue card Sarah's Card Shirley's CardNeed some card ideas for your 4th of July cards?  Here are some of the swap cards that I received at my Southern Stars meeting last week.  I thought they would give you some good ideas.  The stamp set used in most of the cards is JULY FOURTH from Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Catty, page 28.  The jumbo wheel, RED, WHITE & BLUE is there also.  The small star punch (#109045, $10.95) is retiring so you may want to get it now if it is something you would like to use on your future patriotic cards.  You can order by going to my Stampin' Up! website and click on the ORDER NOW button.  If you need help, just give me a call, 757-587-1548. 

Because I Care

Because I Care swap card  BECAUSE I CARE, Level I Hostess Set in Stampin' Up!'s 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog is a set of five detailed stamps that I used to make my swap cards for my team meeting last week.  The theme was red, white and blue and there were many patriotic cards but I really love this stamp set and wanted to use it!

Because I Care swap cards Stamp set:  Because I Care

Card stock:  Whisper White, Real Red

Ink:  Basic Black, Old Olive stamp pads and Marina Mist (new color) Classic stamp pad

Accessories:  Aqua Painter, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon ~ new color and new size for our ribbon.  When you get your catalog, you will find the ribbon on page 191!  Can't wait?  Only ten more days!

Southern Stars Meeting

CJ & Chimere at workTool TimeMy apologies for not posting more last week.  My computer was giving me fits, my monitor failed and it took several days to get things back up and working again.  In the meantime, my monthly meeting with my team took place on Tuesday evening last week.  My team is named SOUTHERN STARS and they really are stamping stars!!!  At our meetings we do a swap so I will be posting samples from the swap tomorrow.  Today I wanted to show you CJ's card in honor of FATHER'S DAY yesterday.  I am pretty sure that this is CJ's first swap as she is a brand new Demonstrator.  She and Chimere, shown working hard in the picture above, are both new to my team!    CJ was concerned that her card would not be good enough to swap but I assured her that it most certainly was!  She signed up as a Demonstrator without having stamped before!!!  And, she has been busy learning everything that she can as she and her family are being transferred to Kansas next week!    

If you have ever thought about becoming a Demonstrator NOW would be a great time to start your own business.  For the month of June, Stampin' Up! is offering a special STARTER KIT for $99.  I would love to have you join my team.  You can sign up on line, just click on my website and then click on JOIN NOW.  My password is FABULOUS ~ as in, don't miss this FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY.  Or, join me tonight at 6:30 in the Cat/Art Studio so that I can answer all of your questions about my job.  I would love to share it with you!