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The New 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog. Stampin’ Up!’s award winning Idea Book & Catalog is not only filled with beautiful stamp sets and accessories, but also, hundreds of project ideas.

The New 2010-11 Idea Book & Idea Book

The New 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative Catalog is filled with inspired collection of vinyl art and stencils designed for your individual tastes.

 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative Catalog

May 1-August 31, 2010 Summer Mini Catalog is filled with all new exclusive products for summer.

May 1- August 31, 2010 Summer Mini Catalog

Where did June Go?

I can’t believe June has come and gone! For me June was jammed packed with family and friend events-all good. I also took and continue to take coaching classes for my stamping business with John Sanpietro.  I have learned much and hope to apply what  I have learned to benefit both you and myself. John asked why am I doing what I’m doing and what my goals are? He also said that certain systems need to be in place before any business can run properly.  Ultimately I do what I do to share and inspire you. For those of you just beginning this stamping, card-making, paper-crafting and scrap-booking journey I hope my designs and techniques will inspire you with your projects. After all who doesn’t like to receive a hand-made card for any occasion or holiday? 

By now most of you should have received your new Stampin’ Up! 2010-11 Idea Book and Catalog. I’m so excited about all of the new product in this catalog. Stampin’ Up!, once again, has managed to deliver great rubber stamps, papers, embellishments and color families. This year the color families are all renovated. In the past Stampin’ Up! issued 6  In-Colors every year. This year Stampin’ Up! issued 5  In-Colors, 6 New Colors and 7 colors were brought back. To help clarify the colors and “Special Order Bundles” you can click on the “Color Retrofit Kit” button in my right hand side bar.

These are the 2010-11 IN-COLORS: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade & Concord Crush.


Here are the 2010-11  NEW COLORS:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Yellow, Marina Mist & Cajun Craze.


And here are the 2010-11 BROUGHT BACK COLORS: Baja Breeze, River Rock, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi & Pacific Point.


Beginning tomorrow, Sunday I will showcase cards made from the IN-COLORS. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Stampin’ Hugs,






Mini Starter Kits Are Back!!!

Some of you asked about the Mini Started Kits so here’s a little more information:


  • June 1 – June 30, Stampin’ Up! is offering a special $99 Mini Starter Kit, valued at $180 in product and business supplies.  This mini kit will ship for FREE!!!!
  • Join now and pre-order select items in June from the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.
  • Receive the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog with your first June order
  • Enjoy full Stampin’ Up! demonstrator beneiits and discounts, including 30% off your first $150 product order (within 45 days of sign-up start)
  • Perfect for the hobby stamper as well

Here’s what is included in the Mini Starter Kit:

Note:  You can substitute an item of equal or lesser value.  

Item  Description  Price 

Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount) 


I Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)


Clear-Mount Block C 


Homemade single stamp*  


Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″) 


Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)* 


Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad 


Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad* 


Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad 


Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad 


Basic Black 1/8″ taffeta ribbon* 


Color Coach* 


SNAIL Adhesive 




*2010-2011 sneak peek items

The Mini Starter Kit also includes these  business supplies 

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8, shipped separately in July)
  • Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)







For all Beginning Stampers: Basic Supply Suggestions

Starter kitToday is the first day you can place an order from the new catalog. For those of you just starting out I put together a basic supply kit for you. Sometimes there is so much in the catalog, and while that’s a good thing, it can be overwhelming if you’re a new stamper. You can also join the Stampin’ Up! family and order the Standard Starter Kit on pages 8 and 9 of the 2009-10 Idea Book & Catalog. Contact me for details. On July 10 I’m holding an “Open House” when I will give a catalog tour and offer a “Make n’ Take.”  You can check out my event calendar on my Web-site at: where you can also place an online order 24-7. Look for samples using all the new “In Colors.” I hope this gives those of you interested a good starting point.


Meet the New In-Colors…


Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay

I am most excited about the new IN-COLOR Write Markers! Here they are:
As for all the IN-COLRS here the are Individually:

I’ve decided to include a recipe here because Razzleberry is not a real berry but, it is a pie. The term Razzleberry is a pie made with a combination of berries- blackberries and raspberries (sometimes strawberries are also used) baked in a pie.  Here is the recipe, for the pie not the card….


Pint of Raspberries
Pint of Blackberries
1/3 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoon Flur
Ready made Pie Shell (with 2 crusts)

In a bowl mix fruit, sugar and flour together.
Pour into bottom pie shell. Cover with the other pie shell and cut design on top.
Seal edges of top and bottom pie shells with water.
On top brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
Cover the edges of pie crust with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes at 400.
Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until crust is golden in color.

We always have a great lantern on our deck during the summer and usually make a trip to Chinatown to buy it.  Here is the card I made using the new IN-COLOR Rich Razzleberry:

Isn’t the color terrific?  Rich Razzleberry is vivid, warm, and expressive. This exquisitely juicy color has an elegant flair about it. It’s PERFECT! 


There’s only one word I can think of for Dusty Durango and that’s Rustic! Combined with Soft Suede it makes an irresistible earthy combination.


Soft Suede is a gentle and smooth color which is trendy yet, subdued and neutral. This color will be comfortable with any other color. I keep touching it because it looks like, you got it, suede!

I didn’t use Crushed Curry for the text because it was simply too  hard to read. But the card says it all. Here’s a little tid-bit on curry. The curry plant is not where curry comes from. Curry is actually a blend of many different herbs and spices and these blends vary from region to region. Spices such as ground cumin, ginger, corriander, cinnamon, turmeric,  cardamon, mustard.. I could go on but I think you get the general idea. The curry plant itself if used in food is done sparingly. The plant resemble the leaves of rosemary, likes warm and dry places, has a yellow flower and is native to Turkey.

Overflowing with spices Crushed Curry is bold and exotic. Combined with another color it will heat up any project for an electrifying look that’s bursting with color.

Bermuda Bay is reminiscent of tropical beaches and playful afternoons in the ocean. For a cool breezy look for ant project use Bermuda Bay!

While I’m not promoting drinking, I thought it was interesting that there is an actual drink called, “The Melon Mambo!” Here’s what’s in it:

Melon Mambo Tequila Cocktail:
1 oz. Melon Liquor (Midori)
1-1/2 oz. Whit Tequila
1-1/2 oz. Coconut Cream
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed Lime Juice
Lime Slice

Combine all ingredients and pour over ice.
Sprinkle with toasted coconut and garnish with a lime slice.

Melon Mambo is refreshingly rhythmic-it almost makes you want to dance. This bright hue is tropically romantic, fresh and vibrant.

All of the above cards were done with Whisper White Card Stock combined with each new In-Color. For the lanterns I used a new stamp set called, Circle Circus Stamp Set,  which by the way  I LOVE! A new punch called Modern Label Punch was used for the “Happy Birthday” greeting. The lanterns were put together with punch outs from the Designer Label Punch, Modern Label Punch and black button thread.
This card will be a part of The Garden Class I am offering on July 17.

Thanks for stopping by.


Country Living Summer Cookout Kit


Check out the  Summer Fun link on my sidebar for the Special Promotion below:

Make your summertime gatherings special with the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit

Spending time with family and friends can make the splendid, lazy days of summer ones you’ll always remember. With the simple and speedy projects in the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit, every occasion to gather becomes a reason to celebrate!

 In the kit you’ll have what you need to throw a smashing summer barbecue, including

  • Dig In stamp set
  • Die-cut table tents (two each of four colors)
  • Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create eight shish kabob invitations
  • Die-cut coasters (three each of four colors)
  • Die-cut tags (four each of four colors)
  • 12″ x 12″ printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of two colors)
  • Printed recipe cards (four)
  • Linen thread (five yards)
  • Ruby Red Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot






Save 20% on Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful collection of rub-ons!


Save 20% on Stampin’ Up!’s collection
of unique rub-ons for any occasion
when you send $20.Be creative!
Rub-ons can be used on cards,
scrapbook pages, as well as glass,
frames and more to create fun


Ask me for ideas!


Come to a or host a workshop!


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Click to view my online calendar for a list of upcoming events!
Below is the list of current rub-ons and what page of the catalog you can find them.  They are regularly $10.95 and on sale until NOVEMBER 30th for $8.76!  Shop Now!



Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you soon!

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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