Spiraling Out of Control

June 29th, 2007

I sure hope you all have a new Stampin’ Up! Catty in hand by now and have had plenty of chance to drool all over it!  My boxes arrived yesterday and several customers have already been here to pick them up.  *grin*  Today I got my copy spiral bound. I have been waiting all week to do this and now I am soooo happy!  It feels so official now.


I went to Office Max and said I needed it ASAP – I DO NOT like to leave my catty unless it’s absolutley necessary.  At first the guy wanted me to come back in 4 hours and I must have made a really sad face because he went and asked someone and came back and said half an hour.  Then while I was deciding on coil color the guy who was going to do it walked up and said he could do it while I waited.  I was on pins and needles the whole time (yes I know that’s silly – what can I say?)  He did a really good job!  Some people like to have their covers laminated, but I prefer to have clear plastic covers front and back (just a matter of personal preference either way).  I had clear binder pockets (by Avery) inserted just inside the front and back (I trimmed them down at home first – some places charge per cut).  Cost of having this done varies widely across the country.  Today I paid $5.48.  Even when I paid almost $8.oo one year (Kinko’s) it was still worth every penny!

Now that I have the new catalog I’m finding it a little hard to stamp – all the excitement I guess.  But I realized today that it will be 2 weeks or more before I have new rubber so I decided to just go to my stamp room and find something to play with (not like I don’t have plenty of choices!).  Looking around I decided to check out my contraband (non-SU) drawer.  I pulled out several things and ended up working with this darling cupcake girl from American Art Stamp.


I started out trying to make her into an ATC, but as you can see the ATC got mounted onto a 4.25″ sqaure card.  The image was stamped onto Shimmer White cardstock with Noir Palette Hybrid ink and watercolored with SU markers and aquapainter.  The background is a Judikins stamp called Bead Curtain.  It is very similar to a new SU jumbo wheel called Spotted.  Colors for this card are Barely  Banana, Black, Gable Green and Tempting Turqoise.  Plaid ribbon is from the big Costco pack and polka dot grosgrain from my stash.  Liquid Applique was applied, heated and brushed with pastels for the cupcake frosting.  I just love the puffy look of LA!  Crystal Effects was used on the chocolates and some Stickles were applied for accents.  SU brads (lined up using the mat pack) are the final touch.  I’m glad I “made myself” do a little stamping tonight.  The mojo was a bit elusive, but it felt really good in the end to create something after a busy day.

Enabler Alert!  Have you  heard about the .99 business cards at Office Depot?  Click here to order 250 plain white business cards for .99 with free shipping.  I learned about this on SCS and ordered last week.  The estimated arrival was July 10th, but the arrived today!!!  Very cool. I plan to stamp on them too.  At that price think of all the possibilties!  Have some printed just to make it easy to give out your e-mail address when needed, use them for coupons or gift certificates, staple them to little bags of candy to give out to promote your business, and on and on!  Shoot – maybe I should order more!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend.  I’m getting together with some of my best stampin’ buds tomorrow afternoon – it will be so FUN to discuss the new catty, eat and oh yeah…maybe stamp a bit!  Thanks for stopping by.

9 Responses to “Spiraling Out of Control”

  1. Sharlene Wale Says:

    This is such a darling card! Cute image!!

  2. Tsoniki Says:

    I didn’t get my catalog yet but love the spiral catalog! Can you share more pictures of the pockets you put on? Do you mean they are on the plastic cover or on the catalog front cover? Thanks! 🙂

  3. Shel9999 Says:

    OMGosh! This is SO cute!!! Love that stack of cupcakes and the ladder!!! Love it!

  4. Connie Says:

    I too went first thing after work Friday after getting my catty Thursday! Mine looks just like yours except I selected the “clear” colored spiral LOL. I even put the sleeve inside the front cover (I got this idea on SCS – probably CASED you -if so thanks! I can’t wait to keep my mini’s in there!) I was amazed a the price – even with the plastic cover pages front and back it was only 4.99 + tax at Kinkos!

  5. leslierich Says:

    I love these stamps and your colorful brads and cute ribbons! Your layout is awesome, too! Funny about the catalog–I got mine Thursday–couldn’t wait to get my hands on it, then I barely glanced through it and haven’t picked it up since then. I’ve been gardening, stamping, blogging, catching up on comments…everything but looking at my catalog. Maybe tonight…

  6. cheryl Says:

    I love this card. Way to go. It makes me want to have a cupcake.

  7. juliehrr Says:

    I am so *jealous* of your stampin’ buds! {{{{{{Jami}}}}}} Have a great time, girlie! And, that is one of the CUTEST cards EVER!!!

  8. KALYBER Says:

    Today I paid $5.48! Drats. It cost me $11.50 I did get the 10lb laminate but that was only an addition $2. I guess Chicagoland prices are higher on everything.

  9. Michelle R Says:

    Oh my gosh….that is just adorable!

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