July 27, 2007 at 9:11 pm | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Pick A Petal, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Techniques | 1 Comment

8/13/07  Ok, I know I posted this.  There was even a comment on it.  But I realized that it wasn’t there anymore and was now saved in my Drafts.  So I’m posting this again.

 July 27, 2007 @ 21:11   I am so stinkin’ excited!  In 2 1/2 days I leave for the Stampin’ Up! Convention!  Watch out Denver, here we come!!!

Today, I finally finished my swaps for the Splitcoast Stampers dinner that will be held on one of our free nights at convention.

Keep checking back here for updates next week.  I’m not sure I’ll have the time, but I’m really going to try to post a couple times while I’m there to let you know what fun I’m having!

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Stamp Set: Pick A Petal

Ink: Whisper White Craft Pad

Paper: Basic Black, Real Red Cardstocks

Accessories: 5/8″ Red Grosgrain Ribbon (new!), 1/4″ Black Grosgrain Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, 3/4″ Circle Punch


Esther’s Birthday Card

July 26, 2007 at 8:52 am | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Dotted, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Techniques- Glitter | 2 Comments

Yesterday was my daughter’s 4th birthday!  I made this card for her.  It’s very glittery so it looks better in real life than in the scan.

Stamp sets: Eat Cake, Dotted background

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue & Regal Rose Stampin’ Markers

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Vellum Cardstocks

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Light Pink & Light Blue Gingham Ribbons

July Totally-Hands-On Projects

July 24, 2007 at 10:43 pm | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Canvas, Stamp Set- Pick A Petal, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Techniques- Glitter | 1 Comment

Here are the projects for my July workshops. 

Greeting Card

Totally CASED from AudreyAnn’s card

Stamp Sets:  Pick a Petal, Sincere Salutations, Canvas background

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Basic Brown

Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Natural Hemp Twine, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Stamping Sponge


6×6 Scrapbook Page

Handmade “patterned paper” CASED from stamping-KLM’s card

Stamp Set:  In the Spotlight (hostess level 2)

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive

Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Cardstock

Accessories:  Stamping Sponge, 1 1/4″ & 1 3/8″ Circle Punches, Dimensionals


Snack Size Candybar Wrapper

Stamp Sets: Paisley background, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Polka Dots & Paisley

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla Cardstock

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals, Crimper, Sticky Strip


Drum roll please…

July 19, 2007 at 12:24 pm | Posted in Projects, Scrapbooking, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques | 6 Comments

Annoucing the winner of six California State Fair Creative Arts Competition awards…

That’s right, ME!  I still can’t believe it!

The state fair has a scrapbooking division and a card-making division in the creative arts category.  The scrapbooking division has two classes, the card-making has four.  Each participant can submit only one entry per class.  So I entered in all six, and I recently found out that each of my six entries placed!

I scanned my projects before I turned them in.  The scrapbook pages look a little funny in the scan because they had to be 12×12 2-page spreads.  My scanner only goes up to 8 1/2 x 11 so I had to scan each page 4 times and stitch them together on the computer. 

That’s all right.  Everyone in California will just have to go to the fair to see them in person!  🙂   I’ll also bring my entries to my workshops in September.

Now you can all tell your friends, that you have an award-winning demonstrator! 🙂


“Big Trees”

1st Place & Judges Choice Winner – Scrapping Through California- Vacation Theme

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Headline Alphabet

Paper: Garden Green, Kraft, Chocolate Chip Cardstocks

Ink: Basic Brown, Garden Green

Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainters, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Stamping Sponge, Write Me a Memory Font CD

“Family Fun”

2nd Place Winner- Scrapping Through California- Family Theme

Stamp Sets: Be Happy, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Expressive Flexible Phrases (retired), Bold Alphabet (retired), Whimsical Alphabet (retired)

Paper: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White Cardstocks

Ink: Real Red Craft Pad, Brilliant Blue Craft Pad, Basic Black Craft Pad, Whisper White Craft Pad

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Red & Black Gingham Ribbons, Basic Black & Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbons, Silver Brads, Tag Corner Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch, Crafters Tool Kit, Dimensionals

“Cherish Wedding Card”

1st Place & Judges Choice Winner- Card Making- Wedding Theme

Stamp Sets: Sketch an Event (retired), Warm Words

Paper: Brushed Silver, Glossy White, Whisper White, Basic Black Cardstocks

Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black Craft Pad, Brilliant Blue, Mellow Moss & Silver Ink Refills

Accessories: Silver & Crystal Clear Embossing Powders, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Techniques: Polished Stone & Heat Embossing

“Teddy Bear Explosion Card”

1st Place Winner- Card Making- Birthday Theme

The inside opens with a surprise:

Stamp Sets- Favorite Teddy Bear (just retired) 

Paper- Confetti White, Real Red Cardstocks

Ink- Black StazOn Pad, Real Red

Accessories- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainters, Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Grosgrain Ribbons, Paper Cutter w/ Scoring Blade

Technique- Explosion Fold

“Tri-Fold Window Card”

2nd Place Winner- Card Making- “Thinking of You”


Card size: 4″ x 4″ (closed)

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Sincere Salutations, Simple Sayings II (retired), Circle of Friendship, Print Pattern background

Paper: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip Always Artichoke, Confetti Cream Cardstocks, Watercolor Paper, Recollections Designer Series Papers (retired)

Ink: Basic Brown, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke Classic Pads, Very Vanilla Craft Pad

Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainters, 1 3/8″ Square Punch, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Slit Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Stamping Sponge, Cutter Kit, Dimensionals, Cream Organdy Ribbon (retired)

“Heavenly Peace Card”

2nd Place Winner- Card Making- Any Other Type of Card

Stamp Sets: On Angels Wings, French Script, All Year Cheer (all retired!)

Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue Cardstocks, Mulberry Paper

Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels, Pearl Ex (retired)

eat your heart out, Shelli

July 18, 2007 at 6:36 am | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Sets | 4 Comments

The last few times we had the missionaries from our church over for dinner, they’ve made cards before they left.  They made mother’s and father’s day cards, and now they’re getting in the habit.  So last week one of them requested making birthday cards.

Elder Lewis copied a card that I showed them.  Here’s what he made:


Elder Bird got pretty creative with his card:


Stamp Sets:  Eat Cake & Crayon Kids (sorry, retired years ago)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue

This is a test, this is only a test

July 18, 2007 at 6:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Okay, I’m going to turn on the ability for you to make comments on my blog. 

I started my blog with the comments turned off for a couple of reasons.  First, I didn’t want people to feel obligated to post a comment every time they visited.  I don’t mind if you want to lurk without remarking on everything.  Second, I won’t always be able to respond to your comments immediately, the way some people with blogs do.  I’m a busy mom, so it might take a few days to reply to any comments that need to be addressed.

But I’m going to give the comments a try.  That way, if you want to comment on anything, or ask a question about a post, you can.

Maybe I’ll leave them open, maybe not.  We’ll see how it goes…

Non-Stamping Related

July 17, 2007 at 11:46 am | Posted in NSR (Non-Stamping Related) | Leave a comment

I’m the hostess this time- for a Pampered Chef party!  I love their products and try to do a show with my PC lady once a year.

If you’d like to order some goodies off my show, click here: http://www.pamperedchef.biz/andersonpcc?showId=1234516

If you’d like to come (we’re making a yummy main course salad), it’s at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 26th, at my house.

Rubber Stamp “Garage” Sale

July 13, 2007 at 11:47 pm | Posted in Events, Stamp Sets | 1 Comment

Over the last five years of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’ve collected quite a few retired stamp sets!  I’ve been telling myself that I need to let some of them go. 

Here’s your chance at some of the stamp sets that have retired within the last several years.  I am selling 50 of them- all at 20% – 50% off their catalog price.  Many of these sets will be new to many of you because they retired so long ago!

I am selling these first come, first served.  Call or email me to let me know which sets you’d like to purchase.  I must receive payment and have a date scheduled for you to pick up your sets within one week, or I will make them available again to everyone else.  There is no tax.  If you would like me to ship your purchases to you, I will charge $5 for the first stamp set and $3 for each additional set.

To view what is left of the sets in person, you can come by my house (4931 Concord Rd, Sacramento) Wednesday, July 18th 6pm – 8:30pm.   

Please let me know if you have any questions!   

*Click on an image or item discription to see enlarged photo.


stamp set – price – info


all the best-$14.00-set of 7; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink 



along the same lines-$14.00-set of 4; 2005 hostess level 2 set; lightly used 


around and about-$9.00-set of 4; lightly used 



big blossom-$13.00-set of 1; used- ink on block 



bold shapes-$10.00-set of 8; 2003 hostess set; lightly used 



borders mini-$6.00-set of 4; lightly used 



burst into bloom-$8.00-set of 4; used- blocks stained with ink 



delightful doodles-$7.00-set of 4; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink   SOLD


feathered friends-$19.50-set of 8; gently used    SOLD



flower filled-$13.50-set of 9; new, mounted 



friendships grow-$11.50-set of 4; lightly used 



furnished with love-$12.00-set of 6; new, unmounted; 2004 hostess appreciation set   SOLD


going buggy-$17.50-set of 8; used- one block stained with ink    SOLD


in the sky-$9.50-set of 4; lightly used   SOLD



journaling fun-$21.50-set of 4; gently used  SOLD



just journaling-$10.00-set of 5; gently used; includes 4 templates and a placement template to use with a stamp-a-ma-jig   SOLD



just journaling II-$10.00-set of 5; used; includes 4 templates and a placement template to use with a stamp-a-ma-jig   SOLD



lace snowflakes-$11.00-set of 4; used- ink on blocks   SOLD



ladybuds-$10.00-set of 6; new, unmounted   SOLD



ladybug picnic-$18.00-set of 5; used  SOLD


listen with the heart-$8.00-set of 2; new, unmounted 



little hellos-$13.00-set of 8 + 8 sayings; sayings mounted on side so you can use separately: “happy holidays”, “happy birthday”, “thank you”, “for baby”, “friends”, “best wishes”, “miss you”, “thinking of you”; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink 


little layers-$15.00-set of 8; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink 



little layers II-$15.00-set of 8; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink 


little layers plus-$15.00-set of 8; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink 



love without end-$17.00-set of 9; used- blocks stained with ink    SOLD



made from scratch-$6.00-set of 4; gently used 



memory of the heart-$10.00-set of 6; gently used 



mini messages-$6.00-set of 8; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink 



mostly flowers-$7.00-set of 4; new, unmounted 



paint prints-$10.00-set of 6; new, unmounted 



painted posies-$10.00-set of 8; new, unmounted  SOLD



petal pushers-$17.00-set of 9; lightly used- one block stained with ink 


say it simply-$8.00-set of 4; new, unmounted 



sew seasonal-$17.50-set of 9; used   SOLD





simple shapes-$14.00-set of 10; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink 


sketch it-$21.50-set of 12; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink 



smorgasborders-$10.00-set of 9; used    SOLD



soft swirls background-$13.50-used- rubber stained with ink  SOLD



stipple plaid background-$12.00-gently used   SOLD



stippled stencils-$7.50-set of 4; lightly used 



suitable for framing-$10.00-set of 9; lightly used 



sweet & simple-$8.00-set of 8; new, unmounted 



sweet of you-$10.00-set of 6; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink   SOLD



tag alongs-$15.50-set of 9; 2003 hostess appreciation set; lightly used 



tag time-$18.00-set of 14; used- one block stained with ink 



thankyou blocks-$6.00-set of 4; used 



very punny-$14.00-set of 8; new, unmounted   SOLD



watercolor garden-$18.00-set of 13; includes masks for flowers; used- rubber & blocks stained with ink 


watercolor minis-$11.00-set of 12; used- blocks stained with ink  SOLD

New Catalog/ Mystery Hostess Party

July 12, 2007 at 8:28 pm | Posted in Events, New Products, Projects, Stamp Set- Pick A Petal, Stamp Set- Warm Words, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

We had a great time at the party last Saturday!  I’m sorry for those who couldn’t make it!

The main attraction was, of course, the new catalog!  If you haven’t yet gotten your own copy of the Fall-Winter Collection, you can view it online here.  It’s true, though, there is nothing like having a real copy to leisurely browse through for hours.  Contact me to get one!

At the party, I had the new stamp set Pick a Petal out for everyone to make a few cards.  Here are the samples I provided, but most created something all their own.  Its not hard with this stamp set.  It is adorable!

CASED from this card on Splitcoast Stampers.


CASED from this card.

Be there, or be square

July 1, 2007 at 10:45 am | Posted in Events, New Products, Stampin' Up! | Comments Off on Be there, or be square

This Saturday is my 6th annual Mystery Hostess/ New Catalog Party!

You don’t want to miss it!  Find all the info you need here.

Be sure to RSVP by Thursday July 5 to get your extra raffle ticket!

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