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I know I mentioned that I’d post the retiring accessories list up on my blog and my plan was to update it daily so you could see what was still available. The list is constantly being updated and it is just too crazy to try to keep up with it. So my suggestion is that if you want an accessory from the current catalog you give me a call and I can tell you if it is available at that moment! Don’t delay as each day there is less and less to choose from.  (623)203-4489

Here is a list of those accessories that are already sold out as of July 26, the ones with * were those that were 25% off, you can see the whole list of the items on sale on my post July 21.

Item Number Page # Product Description Availability
109200 177 Accents & Elements Build A Flower Not Available
103975 166 Card Stock Brushed Copper Not Available
109117 167 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes* Not Available
109018 163 Classic Stampin’ Ink Blue Bayou Not Available
109017 163 Classic Stampin’ Ink Purely Pomegranate Not Available
109016 163 Classic Stampin’ Ink River Rock Not Available
109020 163 Classic Stampin’ Ink Wild Wasabi Not Available
109169 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa* Not Available
109168 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava* Not Available
109163 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise Not Available
100378 189 Eyelets Soft Subtles Not Available
105515 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter Not Available
105531 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass Not Available
105532 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper Not Available
102678 166 Mulberry Paper White Not Available
109060 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou Not Available
109063 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava Not Available
109061 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate Not Available
109058 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi Not Available
109627 173 Simply Scrappin’ Special Delivery Girl Not Available
109228 16 Simply Sent Simple Delights Not Available
109229 16 Simply Sent Three Thoughts Not Available
108423 196 Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte Not Available
101399 185 Stipple Brushes Not Available

We are going to a wedding in September and I thought I’d give a card portfolio to the bride with thank you notes.

Here is a what I made my Mom for Mother’s day. It is a mini scrapbook. Inside are pictures of my brothers and sister when we were little. I’m the oldest and over 60 so you get an idea of how old some of these photos are.

CASE from Andrea Bowden

Thought I’d share a card I made today. I CASEd it from Andrea Bowden who had it published in Cards magazine, May 08 issue. I thought it was such a clever use of the die cut blossoms and A Perfect Day Rubons I just had to do it. I’m such a hoarder of my stash of Stampin’ Up! Supplies. I think if I could make myself make two of everything at least I’d be able to send some of these out. Wonder what percentage of stampers are collectors rather than senders.

I love getting handstamped cards, so I really need to be more diligent about sending them out.

If you are wondering why my blog posts have been a bit sparse, it is because my poor computer is bulging with all the stuff I’ve saved on it and wouldn’t let me add another thing until I cleaned up the hard drive. So I’ve been slowly sorting, trashing and saving to CDs. I think I’m at a point where I can upload some of the photos I’ve had waiting for my blog. I’ve got big plans to do this over the weekend. So stay tuned. What I really need to do is buy a back up hard drive so I don’t go into cardiac arrest when I get the error message “your hard drive is full.”

My poor Mac is bulging at the seams. Everytime I try to upload some photos it give me error messages that my hard drive is full…I guess sometimes you can have “too many” pictures of cards saved. So before I can post anything to my blog I have to delete stuff.

Deleteing isn’t what takes the time it is deciding what I can live without. Tonight I just decided to take a keychain disk drive and download as many card photos as possible from my desk top and put them on my laptop until I can weed though them. So I’m still making space—sigh.

I did finish my serendipity squares and made a card with them. Cross your fingers and click your ruby slippers together 3 times and repeat after me….yes Mac you do have room for a few more photos! Hopefully, by tomorrow I’ll have them on the blog.

I used earth tones, cooper and turquoise and stamped them with some Arizona type images…I like how they turned out.

It just occurred to me this evening that here I am up to my armpits in Stampin’ Up rubber stamps living in Goodyear Arizona the town that was essentially founded by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Sort of ironic. Couple that with the fact that most of my adult life has been spent working next to a flight line—it just sort of makes me wonder did I pick Goodyear or did it pick me?

I can sit on my patio and watch the F-16s of Luke AFB in the traffic pattern, and when I go out on the main street from my house I’m in site of the Phoenix Goodyear Airport. Life is good in the Valley of the Sun!

I picked the last lemons off my tree a few days ago and have them in a box (Stampin’ Up Box of course) to take to my classes to give away. I have just this little tree and it was amazing how many lemons it produced.

I just got a Pebble Creek Kare Bear Cookbook and there was a recipe in it for lemonade. I thought I’d give it a try with some of my lemons…and oh boy is it wonderful. You slice two lemons thinly, rinds and all. Toss them in a blender with 1 c of sugar and 2 cups of water, blend it into a slush. (I froze up a bunch of slush to have for later.) Put the slush in a strainer and pour over another 3 c of water, discard the pulp. Pour over ice cubes. I then took my glass and sat on the patio and congratulated myself for picking Arizona as a retirement location.

Tart&Tangy Stamp Camp

• Tart & Tangy
• Absolutely Fabulous


• Whisper White
• Old Olive
• Bashful Blue
• Real Red
• Pumpkin Pie
• Old Olive
•Whisper White Note Cards and Small Envelopes
• Summer Picnic Designer Paper

• Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Old Olive
Classic Stampin’ Write marker
• Real Red Classic Stampin’ Write marker
• Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write marker

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Stickly Strip
• Old Olive Wide grosgrain ribbon
• Real Red Wide grosgrain ribbon
• Clear Embossing Powder
• Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stampin’ Dimensionals
• 1 1/4 Circle, 1 38 circl, scallop, corner rounder punches

This is a special class on 15 & 17 Apr. In this class we will be making two of each of 5 designs for a total of 10 cards w/10 envelopes and an adorable box that will hold all 10 cards and their envelopes. The cards are Stampin’ Up’s whisper White Note Cards with envelopes (they are 3 1/2″ x 5″). Cost of the class is $45. Prepay prior to 28 March to reserve you seat and to give me enough time to order the supplies for the class.

In addition to all the supplies and tools needed to make the 10 cards/w envelopes and card box, the cost of the class includes your own Tart & Tangy Stamp set, and 3 Stampin’ Write markers (a $27 value).

Early Bird sign up: If you register for the class prior to 16 March you will also get your choice of a free classic stamp pad. Watch my newsletter and blog for further details.

Each month I hold a card making session that is free to my hostess club members. I normally have two make and takes for them and then show them a technique. This month’s technique is Frosted Filters. This is the sample card I did to show how the filters can be used as a background, really easy and lots of fun. Click on the photo for more details.

Wanted Frosted Filter

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