Saturday, July 31, 2010


Hello Friends,

There is a fabulous stamp set in the new Idea Book and Catalog called "Homegrown".  I really like the set but fail to see how I would use it.  I barely bake, rarely cook and definitely don't grow anything in a garden.
Here is the set -

So I got to thinking - the only thing that I have that was homegrown are my children :)  At Convention last week, we had a "Divas" Dinner and one of our new Divas who I had not met before - 'Brandy Cox' made an awesome, absolutely awesome swap using the 'Homegrown' set and this is what she came up with.  We were given the challenge to use a fun pun stamp set and 3 colors - Basic Black, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler.

Oh it was the absolute favorite swap of the night.  Way to go Brandy!  Awesome creation.  Here is the other set used -

Wouldn't this make an amazing baby card? :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mark your planners for August

Hi Friends,

Do you live close by?  If so, how about planning your month of August and coming over for an evening of fun?  All these events are held at my house in Riverton on Tuesday evenings starting at 7:30pm.
You are welcome to invite your friends.  If you invite a minimum of 6 of your girlfriends to either my house or yours, YOU get to make your project for FREE.  Call me to schedule your 'Chicks and Chocolate' night.  You provide the chicks - I provide the chocolate.

If you do not live close by - no worries!  You can order my kits in the mail :)

Call or e-mail me for more details.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Update and a card for all

Hello Friends,

We have received so many wonderful e-mails, phone calls, facebook messages and handmade cards - it truly has been wonderful.  Thanks so much for caring so much for us.  I really do wish I could send everyone of you a THANK YOU card.  As this is not possible for me to do - here is one for all of you.

Natalie is doing so much better.  It is so hard to believe she had such an horrific accident and not even one week later be at home with us.  We are truly a blessed family.  One of our friends told us we were really lucky.  I told her luck has nothing to do with it - God is in control and it truly is a blessing.  I took her to the hospital so they could clean, redress and wrap her feet.  Such a brave and courageous girl.

THANK YOU so much for your kindness and compassion.  We love you all and appreciate you.

Come back soon to check out some awesome creations using the most awesome products.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I witnessed a miracle

Dear Family & Friends,

This past week was our annual Stampin' Up! Convention.  It was TOTALLY awesome.  I was running on pure adrenalin from all the fun and excitement.  I was so tired and my poor ankles looked like they did when I was 9 months pregnant.  It was so wonderful to see all my demonstrator friends and get to know co-workers that I don't often get to 'hang out' with at work. 

On Saturday during closing session, I received a phone call from Kayleigh (my 2nd daughter).  We have a great understanding that if I don't answer my phone, leave a voicemail or send a text.  I didn't answer the call, but when another call came from Kayleigh, I knew there was an issue. 
She was crying and asked if I had heard from 'Dad'. I told her I hadn't and she started sobbing.  She let me know that Natalie (my eldest daughter) had been in a wreck and was in the hospital.  I started to cry and when I heard she had rolled the truck several times - panic struck.
Lynden, who is an amazing guy - without hesitation took me to the Riverton hospital.  I will never forget that great act of kindness :)  I was directed to the room where Natalie was and when I walked in, I literally thought she had been slashed with a knife.  Her poor legs and feet were covered in blood.  This was from all the glass.  The Nurse was pulling out glass from her back and her legs. 
She had to scrub Natalie's feet to clean them and the nurse needed to numb them. I held Natalie's hand as the nurse injected her foot.  She let out a scream and squeezed my hand.  I couldn't stay in the room and excused myself.  I am no wimp but when it comes to my kids and pain, I don't do so well. 

Natalie is home with us and is struggling to get around due to the pain.  She is such a brave and courageous young lady.  She told me that before the truck rolled, she heard a voice.  She knew the truck was going to roll and the voice she heard let her know she should put her face in her hands.  She crunched in the fetal position.  The seat belt saved her life. Her hands, her bloodied and cut hands saved her face from being cut.

Here are some pictures of the truck.  I truly believe the belt saved her life but without any doubt in my mind - I KNOW that Heavenly Father spared her life.  To him I give all the praise and glory and thank him for his love and mercy.  It is a miracle she is home with us today.  There is no doubt in my mind that my Dad was 'on the scene'. He was her guardian angel that day.

I am in awe at the love, compassion and kindness I have received from many family members and friends and friends whom I work with.  It is amazing to me that you can really have a job in this world that you truly LOVE and ENJOY going to each day.  Look what Natalie received today from Stampin' Up! -

  When I saw this truck and visited the scene of the wreck, I was reminded of God's love for my family and I.  I had witnessed a miracle - an absolute miracle. I am in shock that my beautiful daughter is here to tell the tale.  She is in pain, she is suffering, she has bruises and scrapes and scratches and deep cuts and stitches but she is alive :)

I love you Natalie....with all my heart I love you !
God Bless you Always

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm still here :)

Hello Friends,

Well I am sure you are wondering where the heck I am?  Life is so busy and with our annual Stampin' Up! convention beginning tomorrow, I haven't been able to see the woods for the trees until TODAY :)

I will be back to my regular posting so be sure to check back for lots of fun pictures of my friends and projects.

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Winners, Winners and Winners

Hello Friends,

I apologize for not posting yesterday - I was so exhausted after the weekend and Mondays are always busy so no time to post before going to work.

This past Saturday was my Annual Open House and SALE.  It was so awesome.  Lots of great friends, a fun make and take, prize giveaways, food and treats!

Anyways!  I have winners and prizes to announce.  E-mail me at to claim your prize.  Congratulations to the following winners.

Kim Price - Pack of Card Stock - Color of your choice
Stacy Gilbert - Classic Ink Pad - Color of your choice
Alisa Aston - Brads - Color of your choice
Jen Stewart - Buttons - Color of your choice
Jenn Morse - $10 Gift Certificate
Janyce Syndergaard $15 Gift Certificate
Michelle Little - $25 Gift Certificate
Julia Farmer - $25 Gift Certificate
Deb Sarra - $25 Gift Certificate
Orlena Zinn - $25 Gift Certificate
Cindy Wall - My Digital Studio Software
Sue Johnson - GIFT BASKET
Angela Murphy - BIG SHOT

Claim your prize - You must redeem your Gift Certificates before July 31

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New Hostess Club starting tomorrow - if you live close by, we would love you to join us. Contact me for more information.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Annual Sale and Open House

Hello Friends -

Just a reminder my huge blow out sale is tomorrow!!! Do not miss it.
Click here for details.

E-mail me at with any questions.

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cute cards made by Cute friends

Hello Friends,

Drum roll please ............The winner of the $10 Gift Certificate goes to "Liz Miller" who wrote : Love, love, LOVE your new blog look. Cherry Cobbler is my new favorite color!
Liz, shoot me an e-mail at to redeem your $10 Gift Certificate :)

Here are a few cards made by my wonderful downline friends.

Laura knows me too well.  Who wouldn't 'love' this card?  Chocolate, new shoes and shopping!  Great use of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous punches.

Martha made this cute cute card.  I don't particularly enjoy cutting out flowers  and I am telling you - these flowers were cut to perfection.  Stampin' Dimensionals are perfect for adding depth.

Cassie made this adorable card.  I love the flowers and was grateful for our 'mini lesson' on how to make these. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Team Meeting - Because I Care

Hello Friends,

Last night was so awesome.  Every first Tuesday of the month my Team and I get together. We have a fabulous time, chatting, eating treats and of course -we stamp !! Interested in becoming a Demonstrator?  Contact me for more information.  If you were previously a Demonstrator, you can re-join for just $35.  WOOHOO!

This card was our make 'n' take.  I made this card and gave everybody their supplies to make one.  As you already know - I LOVE Stampin' Up!'s new core colors.  I used Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler.  The Stamp Set I used is a new hostess set - 'Because I Care'. Ask me how this set can be yours for FREE.
Anytime you think of a loved one and either the exciting or difficult things in life they are experiencing, it’s the perfect time to let them know you care. Make it extra special with a handmade card. Our Because I Care set was designed specifically with taking advantage of the opportunities to express caring thoughts in mind. Available both in wood-mount and clear-mount

 I used Stampin' Write Markers to color the flower and I cannot wait to try this again and watercolor.  I know, I know, I don't really care for watercoloring but I want to give it a try. I colored the leaves with one of our new In Colors - Pear Pizzazz.

The Big Shot is one of my favorite Stampin' Up! products.  I used the Lattice Embossing Folder and the Top Note Die for the Daffodil Delight Card Stock.  The Big Shot saves a lot of 'scissor cutting' and I love the dimension and style of the Embossing Folders.

You cannot see the Smooch Spritz on the picture - but it looks great on the actual card. 
Don't forget to sign up for our EVERYDAY CARD class on July 27th.  You will make 10 cards with matching envelopes. E-mail me at for more information. 

Have a wonderful day!

Come back tomorrow to see who won the $10 Gift Certificate for commenting on my new blog look :)


Monday, July 5, 2010

Color Renovation/Kits

Hello Friends,

I am sure by now you know how excited I am about Stampin' Up!'s color renovation.  I am so happy with the new core colors, the new In Colors and the returning In Colors.  Stampin' Up! has put together some awesome kits making papercrafting, choosing color so much easier and affordable.


With all the excitement of Stampin’ Up!’s color renovation, you might be wondering what the best way is to update your existing Stampin’ Up! products. Wonder no more! With the new color kits, you can get all of Stampin’ Up!’s new colors (and just the colors you need) without the expense of replacing products you already have.
Click here for more information !
Be sure to sign up for my Hostess Club/Scrapbooking Class/Card Class.  Click here for a list of my events.  E-mail me at to let me know what you would like to sign up for.
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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Blog Look - Leave a cooment to be entered into a drawing

Hello Friends,

How do you like the look of my new blog?  I am so happy with it. Leave a comment on the new look and you will be entered into a drawing.  If your name is drawn, you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate.  You will be able to choose something from the new Idea Book & Catalog. :)   Reedemable in July.
Winner will be chosen on Tuesday July 6th.

I am so thrilled with Stampin' Up!'s new core colors. They are THE bomb.  I love them all - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist and Crumb Cake (formerly known as Kraft).

My Mom goes back to England on Monday - My reasoning for not joining in the Utah Divas International Saturday Sketch Challenge.  I will be back in full swing next Saturday. To check out what my friends came up with this week - Click here.

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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Card Class/Cards in the Mail

Hello Friends,

Every last Tuesday of the month, I hold card classes at my house.  We make 10 great cards with matching envelopes.  This card was made at one of my previous classes.

If you live in the Salt Valley area, be sure to sign up.  If you would prefer the cards made up for you and mailed to you, e-mail me at

What:    Everyday Card Class with envelopes
When:   Tuesday July 27th
Where:   My House
Time:     7:30pm
Cost:     $15 - If you place an order at the class, bring a friend or are a member of my hostess club, the cost will be $10.

RSVP by calling 801 897-0429 or e-mail

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy New Stampin' Up! Year !

Hello Friends,

Thank you to those of you who e-mailed me to let me know you were missing my blog postings.  Things got way busy here and some of the things I love to do the most were put on the back burner.
Today, Stampin' Up! unveils their new Idea Book & Catalog.  It is absolutely beautiful.  A plethora of projects, samples, goodies, new colors etc.  You are just going to love it.  I have plenty of catalogs here so if you are wanting one, please let me know and I will get one mailed out to you.  If you live close enough, you are welcome to come pick one up.  If you simply cannot wait, click here to download it from our website.

Lots of fun things happening this year.  Be sure to sign up for one of my Hostess Clubs.  Scrapbooking Classes and Card Classes.  Click here to see my calendar for July.  E-mail me at to sign up for the ones you would like.

Be sure to let me know if you have any questions.

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Have a wonderful day!