Thursday, July 31, 2008

Light Up Your Day with Stampin' Up! Peeks and a Cute Bug!

Wow! Where did the summer go? July 31 has always marked the end of the summer for me, as once August gets here, school is SOON! We go back on the 10th this year for teacher meetings and then the students start the 13th.

July 31 also marks the last day that you can help buy a wheelchair accessible van for Bob and his family! Hambo Stamps is contributing 15% of their July sales to this worthy cause. Check out this cute lightning bug. Isn't he adorable?

The bug and sentiment are both available at Hambo.

I made this card for two Dare to Get Dirty Challenges - Carole's Real Red, Yoyo Yellow and Brilliant Blue Color Challenge, and Natasha's Sketch Challenge.

Here is a sneak peek of the cover of the new Stampin' Up! catalog! It has a pretty scalloped edge! A friend at convention sent me this picture. I don't have my own yet, hence the spiral edge. All convention attendees receive their complimentary catalog spiral bound.

Day Two Stampin' Up! news!!! Keep reading:
Shelli Gardner, CEO and Cofounder of SU! will be starting a line of accessories and products that she loves soon!
Decor Elements will be available in 4 new colors - including PINK! (This news makes me happy!)
All sets will be die cut beginning in the Spring-Summer 2009 Catalog. All sets new to the Fall-Winter Catalog are die cut.
And watch for a big sale in August! Oh !! That is tomorrow! Well, I imagine that means after the new catalog comes out (which they have spelled "Catalogue") on August 11.

Light up someone's life today! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Hambo Stamps
Paper: Real Red, Real Red POP DP, Yoyo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Ink: same as above minus White plus Apricot Appeal and Black Stazon
Accessories: circle punch, scallop punch, eyelets, stickles, grosgrain ribbon, Nestabilities
Techniques: sponging


  1. absolutely darling, my friend! You do such awesome work!! i can't wait til the end of August!!

  2. thanks for the sneak peek at the su! cover :) i am on the edge of my seat until the catalog comes!!! i love, love , love that little bug!

  3. Am I hallucinating or is the catalog spiral? Great card- he's a cutie!

  4. uhhh i cant wait to see the new book :)

  5. What a terrific card to brighten up anyone's day!

  6. I love the bright colors in this card Judy! They DO light up my day! :)

  7. Love this card - so bright, fun and cheerful!!

  8. So cute! I own these stamps but I have to say, you used them much better than I ever have! :0) Love that sketch, too! Can't wait for more SU! info!!!

  9. Your little bug card is super!!!

    Thanks for the SU updates too, love the look of the new catty, can't wait to get my hands on one!!

  10. Wow!
    I can't wait to see the new catty!

  11. Love that little bug, I might have to have this one! Great card...thanks for sharing!

  12. I knew it wasn't your phot..too bright! :) I always get my "catalogue" sprial bound at Officemax for $5.00.

    My vote for lightening bugs. Ususally they appear mid-July around here but Rick and I were up at our church walking the path and saw one in May...pretty strange ,huh?

  13. Most beautiful cover yet! I'm sooo excited to see it!

  14. WOW, this is just gorgeous! I'm so excited this year about our Catalogue! Thanks for the sneak peek!


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