A Fond Farewell to The Open Sea

One of my long time favorites, The Open Sea is on the Retirement List. I love anything nautical and this set provides a lot of versatility and creates wonderful graduation and masculine cards.

Check out these wonderful cards made with this set.

The Open Sea (1)

I’ve included a supply list for this card below. And here are some fantastic swaps I’ve received in the past.

Open Sea TEAM June 2012 JoAnn Laforce (1) The Open Sea swap Bonnie

The Open Sea Sinks swap June 2011The Open Sea Leadership swap

And how about this one – it uses a photo stamped with our image as it’s focal point?

The Open Sea (2)

And here are a couple more for you.

The Open Sea (4) The Open Sea (3)

And finally some note pad sets that I made with the Open Sea and Sea Street sets (133985/133988) that is also on the retirement list. Cute right? I’m going to miss that Scallop Circle Punch!

Open Sea Memo Pad Holder


Stamp Set: The Open Sea (128454/123032) and Fabulous Four (134171/134174)

Inks: Night of Navy (126970), Rich Razzleberry (126950), and Delightful Dijon Classic Inks 138326)

Paper: Night of Navy (115316), Rich Razzleberry (115316),  and Very Vanilla card stock (101650)

Accessories: Basic Silver Metal Buttons (133319), Linen Thread (104199) and Stampin’ Sponges (141337)

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It’s summer and as it heats up that means the beach and pool time. And since my summer memories always include Lake Michigan, when I ran across these memo pads I couldn’t resist picking up a few to make little gifts for some friends along with one for myself of course.

Red, white and blue – nautical colors and perfect for these little note pads. I let the note pads dictate which stamp sets I used. And the images went perfectly with the Open Sea  and the Sea Street stamp sets.

Open Sea Memo Pad Holder

And check out this one that I made for my friend Janie who deserves a bit of pampering lately. I hope it will remind her of some fond memories from her trip to New England last year.

Sea Street Memo Pad Holder


What do you think? Fun right? I’m hoping my friends will like them.

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Stamp Set: Open Sea (128454/123032) and Sea Street (133985/133988)

Inks: Real Red (126949), Night of Navy (126970) and Marina Mist Classic Ink Pad (126962)

Paper: Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138437), Real Red (102482), Night of Navy (100867) Marina Mist Card stock (119682), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), 2″ Circle Punch (133782), 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874), 1″ Square Punch (124094), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889) 

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Sea Street Nugget Box Tutuorial

Today’s project is one that my Team made recently during our monthly meeting – I call it a nugget box and it is made with our NEW Hamburger Die that you can find in the 2014 Annual Catalog on page 233.

Sea Street Nugget Box

This die is a lot of fun and you can make such quick and easy treats with it for all kinds of occasions. And it’s a die – so need I say more? I love dies. It’s one of the things that brought me to Stampin’ Up! in the first place. Yes, I’m a Big Shot addict! LOL.

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted a video and I’ve been wanting to share this with you for a while so….

Sea Street Nugget Box Video Tutorial

So what do you think? Want to give it a try and make your own nugget box? I’d love to hear what you’ll use your nugget box for! Leave me a comment and let me know.

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Stamp Set: Sea Street (133985/133988) and Hi There (134213/134216)

Inks: Real Red (126949) and Coastal Cabana (131175)

Paper:  Maritime Designer Series Paper (133696), Real Red (102482), Night of Navy (100867), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Hamburger Box Die (133724), Extended Cutting Pads (113478) and Extended Premium Crease Pad (117630),  2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874), 1 ¾” Circle Punch (119850), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199) and Paper Piercing Tool (126189), and Sticky Strip (104294), Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026)

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Sea Street & Luau Launch Party

Saturday I held my annual Luau Catalog Launch Party. Everyone had a chance to see the new products, pick up a catalog,  and be treated by me!

This year everyone was able to make this cute little card using the Sea Street stamp set (133985/133988) and our fun new Designer Series Paper, Maritime (133696).

Sea Street Luau Catalog Launch 2014 Make n Take

I really love this little set, it is great for all kinds of cards like this birthday card, and of course summer themed items, like my Luau Launch Party.  And for anyone who loves nautical items it’s a must have. (Ooops – that’s me!)

Check out all the great images in the set – don’t you just love this little octopus?

Sea Street

And what’s not to love in this fun coordinating paper?

Maritime DSP

Do you love Designer Series Paper? I know I do and I’m tickled to tell you that starting July 1st Stampin’ Up! will have a special promotion – Buy 3, Get 1 free! Whoo hoo! (I’ll be posting more details about the sale on Tuesday, July, 1st).

Of course one of the things I love to do is pamper my guest at these events, so I had a little snack table with Luau themed food.

Luau Catalog Launch Party 2014 (3)

Several of you had asked for the recipes on Saturday so I thought I would share them with you over the next few of days along with some of the other projects from the Luau.

This first recipe is for these yummy little Mini Fruit Pizzas that I made using the fresh Blueberries from my yard.

Luau Catalog Launch Party 2014 (7)

They were a huge hit with my guys too – And since they were so quick and easy to make we’ll be adding them to our summer favorites! You can stop hovering now boys – LOL (You’ll be happy to know they had their own little pizza party after dinner Saturday night!)

Mini Fruit Pizzas

1 pkg. (18 oz./20 count) Refrigerated Sugar  Cookies

1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened

2 tbsp. frozen Limeade concentrate, thawed

½ c. powdered sugar

10 fresh strawberries, quartered

1 kiwi fruit, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, cut into 10 slices

½ c. fresh blueberries

½ c. fresh raspberries or blackberries

Bake cookies as directed on package. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine cream cheese, limeade concentrate and powdered sugar; beat until smooth.

Spread each cooled cookie with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture. Arrange fruit on top of each cookie.

Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours.

Makes 20

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Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a new video tutorial with you for my cute little Beach Bag Post it Note Holder that everyone who attended received.


Stamp Set: Sea Street (133985/133988), World Map Background (130342/130345), and A Dozen Thoughts (131056/131059)

Inks: Real Red (126949), Night of Navy (126970), and Pool Party (126982)

Paper: Maritime Designer Series Paper (133696), Night of Navy (101889), Real Red (102482),Pool Party card (122924) and Whisper White stock (100730)

Accessories: 1″ Square Punch (124094) and Postage Stamp Punch (122344)


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