Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #12

Hello Friends,

Time for another Utah Divas International Color Challenge.  Last night I was holding a "Simply Adorned" class.  The customers placed their order for whichever size charm and necklace they would like and last night we made 'inserts' for the charms. 
When I looked at this weeks challenge, I instantly thought of jewelry.

You can see why :)

As you know we are not meant to interpret the picture as part of our challenge but when I saw the colors along with the picture it did draw my mind to the Simply Adorned Charms.

Thinking of a gift to send to a loved one this Christmas?  Consider a Charm and Chain.  For every Charm and Chain ordered you get to choose 4 inserts for FREE.  All inserts custom made to order.



Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Elements of Style

Hello Friends,

The "Elements of Style" stamp set makes for a perfect image for a 6x6 card.  I love the combination of Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  Very crisp!

Very hard to see on this picture but the image is 'embossed' - which happens to be my very favorite technique.  Click here for step by step 'embossing' directions.

Again, hard to see but the top part of the Very Vanilla cardstock is embossed using the "Vintage Wallpaper" Embossing Folder. Ribbon and brads - the ideal embellishments for cards.

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for just $87.50 - Fabulous deal considering you get $310 in products.  Choose the Standard Kit or the My Digital Studio Kit. Click here for details.  My password is stamptothemax

Don't miss out on the Online Spectacular which also ends tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 26, 2010

All About Stamps



Hello Friends,

Hope you enjoy todays video - All about Stamps.

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Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving


Hello Friends,

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING !

Have a wonderful day !



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful for........

Hello Friends,

I love making cards! I love sending cards!  I LOVE receiving cards!

This card, shown above was created and made by one of my most special friends - Kimberly Van Diepen.  I have been Kimberly's SAM for the past 2 years and I have loved every minute.  We have become great friends and she has introduced me to myriads of wonderful people. 

I love Kimberly's style. (A card created by her would NOT be complete without Crumb Cake.  I used to call her the KRAFT Queen....Crumb Cake, its new name does not quite have the same ring to it :)  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake is an awesome color combination. 

SO many things to be thankful for.  This card sure got me thinking!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #11

Hello Friends,

Another challenge with colors I don't normally work with.  Regal Rose and Perfect Plum are colors I rarely ever touch.  It seems strange working with these colors and this stamp set when it is Fall/Thanksgiving.  Seems I should be pulling out my leaves stamp sets and Cajun Craze/More Mustard/Riding Hood Red etc.

Here are the colors we were given to work with for this weeks challenge!

Stamp Set - Vintage Vogue
Card Stock - Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Classic Ink - Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz,
Accessories - Big Shot, Dots Embossing Folder, Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots.

I LOVE these challenges as they really make me use colors I never or rarely ever use.

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Have a wonderful day! 


Monday, November 22, 2010

Let it Snow and Online Spectacular

Hello Friends,

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  This is what we woke up to yesterday!  It sure looked beautiful.  I LOVE the snow.  I love to look at it and love it when I don't have to go outside in it. 

I use My Digital Studio so often I am able to post many projects using the program.  It is so much quicker and easier.  As many of you know, I love taking photographs and it seemed that they were always been kept on a disc or in a folder on my laptop.  I would often print pictures and leave them in a box somewhere.  Now I am able to put the pictures on pages and with my busy life this program makes it much easier.

For those of you who have been waiting to purchase it - maybe because of the cost or unsure whether you would use it or not (believe me you WILL use it :) NOW IS THE TIME to purchase it.

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1) You can purchase it for half the orginal cost of $79.95 - NOW ONLY $39.98
2) You can purchase the Starter Kit at 50% off ($87.50) and receive the My Digital Studio software in the kit.

Stampin' Up! reached their goal of 10,000 new Demonstrators yesterday!  Their goal was to reach this by the end of the year.  WOOHOO!!! :)


Online Spectacular starts today :) Check out my online store by clicking here. Many products are 30, 40 and even 50% off.  Certain Digital Downloads are discounted too.  Don't miss out. 


Click here to sign up to become a Demonstrator today.  Click on JOIN NOW. The password is stamptothemax

Of course you can e-mail me at maxstamps@yahoo.com or call me on 801 897-0429 with any questions or further details :)

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Framed Art - Friends


Hello Friends,

Today has been spent in my stamp room............literally all day!  I have been working hard getting the kits ready for our Christmas Card Camp tomorrow.

Recently, a good friend of mine told me she was not interested in 'making cards' when I was telling her what I LOVE to do.  I invited her to the Card Camp and that is when she told me! 

I let her know that Stampin' Up! is not literally 'card making'.  I showed her this cute little frame which was given to me as a gift (I am so embarrassed as I don't remember for the life of me who gave me this. If it is YOU please let me know. I will hang my head in shame for now :)  When my friend saw how cute this was, she wanted to make 5.  She works in a team with 5 ladies and wanted to make them one. 

See......it is just not about 'cards'..........!

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Don't forget!  Stampin' Up!'s greatest promotion ever is going on just now.  Buy the Starter Kit for just $87.50 - Click here for more information :)

Christmas Gift Stamp Camp is coming soon!  Click here for details!

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November Scrapbooking Class

Hello Friends,

November, despite the fact it is getting colder is one of my most liked months.  My Father was born in November (28th) and of course it is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving which happens to be my most favorite next to Christmas.

This months Scrapbook Class features the "Day of Gratitude" Stamp Set.  Did you miss the cards we made?  If so, click here.

You can come on over to my Stampin' Studio to create these pages or maybe you would like to order the "Kit in the Mail" so you can make these pages in the comfort of your own home.  Supplies will be sent along with directions.  I am not able to send you the stamped images per Stampin' Up!'s policy.  You can pre-order the stamp set if you wish and I can have it ready for you here or I can send it with your Kit in the Mail.

*Day of Gratitude Stamp Set - Available in Clear Mount or Wood*

Contact me by e-mail or phone (maxstamps@yahoo.com - 801 897-0429) for details on the class/Kit in the Mail.

Don't miss out on the most awesome promotion ever.  Join our Stampin' Up! family for just $87.50 - The kit is valued at $310 retail.


Have a wonderful day!

Dear Santa

Hello Friends,

Make sure you get what you want for Christmas this year and make it easy on Santa!



Let me help you get the Stampin' Up! products to you for Christmas.  How about the Big Shot?  That should be on everyone's wish list who doesn't have it already.  Maybe a Table Top Cutter to help with all the card stock you need to cut.  I am sure there are stamp sets on your wish list.

Take a look at your Stampin' Up! catalog.  You can download it by clicking here or I can ship one right away for you.  Catalog is FREE, you just pay the shipping.


Make your list. It can be as long or as short as you want!

E-mail the list to me.  Please be sure to have the item name and number.Let me know the names, phone # and/or e-mail address of those who you would like to receive your wish list.

Let them know I will be contacting them. 


I will take care of the rest - Be sure to contact me before November 30th.

Gift Certificates available also.

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How about $310 in product for just $87.50?  Maybe this is the way to go for your Christmas Gift.  E-mail me at maxstamps@yahoo.com or call me at 801 897-0429 for more details.

Have a wonderful day!




Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #10

Hello Friends,

Time for another Color Challenge.  I look so forward to these every week and look forward even more when they are colors I enjoy working with.
Here are the colors for this week -

I am really enjoying the look of Very Vanilla on Very Vanilla.  It is crisp, clean and chic. The "Season of Friendship" is another of those stamp sets that I don't use often.  I had no clue where I was going with this but everything just seemed to fall into place.  First I stamped directly on the branches but I liked the look of stamping on Very Vanilla and punching the images out using the 3/4" circle punch.
I am loving the Pearls - They add a great finishing touch to cards.  I used one in the center of each of the flowers and one in the eye of the bird.  The sentiment from the "Because I Care" Hostess Set is a much needed on many occasions kind of saying.
I finished the card by adding 2 knots of the Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon on the tree trunk.


Click here to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with this week!

Don't forget - Up until November 30th, you can purchase the Stampin' Up! starter kit for just $87.50.  You will receive approximately $310 of product in the kit.  WOWZERS!  Click here for more information.

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Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Memories of San Diego


Hello Friends,

I was thinking of last year when my Mom and I went to San Diego to visit friends and I think it was because I was wishing I was somewhere warm right now.  I dread this time of year every year. Brrrrrr.  Looking at these pictures not only made me feel a whole lot warmer but they made me think of fabulous memories.

I love to scrapbook and Stampin' Up!'s MY DIGITAL STUDIO has really helped me catch up with a lot of memories in a timely manner.  For the next 2 weeks you can join my "Stamp to the MAX" team and choose a kit that suits your needs.  You can choose the standard kit or the My Digital Studio.  The software program is $79.95 - Right now you can purchase the complete kit for just $87.50
The Digital+ Starter Kit includes



•My Digital Studio software suite


•Three complete stamp sets (including a clear-mount set and clear-mount block)


•Assortment of card stock


•Four Classic Stampin' Pads


•Two Stampin' Write markers


•Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon


•Brights Designer buttons


•Songbird D├ęcor Elements and applicator


•Adhesives


•Stampin' Scrub and Mist


•Box of Idea Book & Catalogs


•Business forms and tools

The great thing is you can customize this kit to suit your needs.

Click here for more information - Call or e-mail me today for more details

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Stamp Camp

Hello Friends,

Save the date - Saturday December 4th for our Christmas Stamp Camp!

Enjoy a fabulous day with wonderful women!  Join us for snacks, raffles, door prizes, treats to name a few as you make great projects.  Let your friends know - you will receive a gift if you have a friend sign up.  Live out of State or cannot make it to the event - no worries, details of my kits in the mail or gifts in the mail will be available.


More details coming on Monday :)

Beginning Monday and lasting for just 2 weeks, you can sign up to become a Demonstrator for just $87.50 plus tax - FREE shipping.  There is over $310 worth of products in the kit.  Whether you sign up to do this as a business, as a hobby or share fun days with friends and other Demonstrators - DO NOT MISS OUT on this fabulous, never seen before deal.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Christmas Card

Hello Friends,



Are you still wondering what Christmas Card you would like to make this year? How about this one?


Bring the warmth, cheeriness, peace, and all other special feelings of Christmas to the hands and hearts of your family and close friends with our fun and festive images and greetings of the season. Added to the vintage look of this card by adding color to portions of the image using our Aqua Painter and Classic ink. With stamps, there are so many options!

Celebrate the kind of Christmas you would read about in a Dickens novel. The Good Cheer set will help you create projects that invoke the traditional imagery from days gone by, all with a dose of elegant cheer.



Christmas Card Stamp Camp is November 20th at my house - Open House 9am- 1pm. Click here for details.


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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Simply Amazing Recruiting Promotion



Hello Friends,

If you have EVER considered becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - NOW is the time! Starting Monday (Nov 15th) for just TWO weeks, you can sign up for just $87.50 - This is 50% off the normal price of $175 !!! This kit has a retail value of $310 If you have NEVER considered this - NOW is the time. Whether you want to earn extra money, buy fabulous product at a great discount - this is an awesome company to be part of.

You may want to sign up to become a Business Demonstrator ! What about being a hobbyist - simply buying product at a 20% discount (30% off your first order of $150 or more within the first 45 days) or simply for the kit itself? That is all I signed up for over 6 years ago.

Here are a few reasons to join my team :

Discount everytime you buy product

Invitations to my classes and events at a discounted price Monthly get togethers to stamp, have fun and make new friends

Enjoy Stampin' Up! events such as Regionals, Leadership and Convention

Chance to earn Incentive Trips/Cruises

You can choose the Digital Starter Kit or the Standard one

You can preorder from the new Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog beginning December 1st

You will have access to the Stampin' Up! website where you can see over 115,000 samples and see fabulous ideas, tips, and suggestions

Stampin' Success Magazine will be delivered to your home on a monthly basis

You can be your own Hostess and receive all hostess benefits with orders and save 20% or more on EVERY order.

Be on board for Sale-A-Bration and help YOUR friends and family with their stamping wants and needs.

Earn up to 9 additional FREE stamp sets with Stampin' Start

Earn FREE stamps during Sale A Bration.

Even if you are just wanting the MY DIGITAL STUDIO Software - you can order the kit for a little more than the price of the software

How about the Starter kit as a gift for you or a friend?

The quarterly minimum is just $300 - You have until Mar 31 2011 to place $300 in sales.  There is no penalty for not selling anything.  I signed up for the kit and cannot believe the success I have achieved with Stampin' Up! for simply wanting the starter kit.

Sign up on Monday by clicking here and then on Join Now. My password is stamptothemax

Questions - I would love to answer them for you. E-mail me at maxstamps@yahoo.com or call 801 897-0429

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Home Decor - Believe

Hello Friends,

Last night I was invited to go to one of my friends and SAMee's downline meeting.  Vicky wanted me to share with her team what I do at my workshops.  I can demonstrate a workshop in 30 minutes and that is exactly what I did.  We had time for questions afterward.

Before the meeting, Vicky took me to 'A Little Taste of Britain' for REAL fish and chips.  I even had mushy peas and a can of vimto.  Ahhhhh!  It was so awesome.  It really 'took me back to England'.  The owners are wonderful people and they even had a TV showing English shows.  It was decorated with pictures of the Queen and Big Ben and the London Bridge among many others.  I stocked up on chocolate and goodies.  I simply cannot wait to go back.

Today's project was made by Vicky.  This was a 'Thank You' for going to the meeting.  What a NICE Thank You.  I made a compliment about how wonderful it was and Vicky said she was glad as she had made it for me.  So cute!

Here are some cards made by her downline.  They were very gracious giving them to me.

Vicky Kahlandt
Kayla Smith
Jason Casper
Lori Kirkman
  • Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like me to come visit your team meeting?
  • Interested in hosting a workshop and earn some fabulous hostess benefits?
  • Interested in becoming a Demonstrator?  I would love you to join my team. 
If you answered YES to either one of these, e-mail me at maxstamps@yahoo.com or call me at 801 897-0429 for more information.


Have a wonderful day!



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #9

Hello Friends,

Time for another Utah Divas International Color Challenge. This weeks challenge was much better for me.  I seem to work so much better with Greens than I do blues and I really LOVE this weeks Color Combination.

Here is what we were given to work with!  (Remember that we use the picture for the colors and not for the inspiration.  Check out the Utah Divas International blog on Thursdays for Inspiration Challenges.)

I received the "French Foliage" for FREE.  I took part in a Book-A-Thon event at work and was able to choose a stamp set of my choice.  French Foliage happened to be one of the few stamp sets that I didn't own, so I chose that one.  WOWZERS, I love it.  Very easy to work with and with the vibrant colors of fall, it is perfect.
This may also shock most of my readers, especially if you are a Demonstrator.  It is the FIRST time, I repeat the FIRST time I have used "Poppy Parade" which is one of our 'In-Colors' this year.

The base of the card is Poppy Parade.  For the background, I used So Saffron using the Lattice Die.  I then used the Top Note Die with Whisper White and stamped images from the "French Foliage" stamp set using Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red and Old Olive Classic Ink Pads.  I wrapped a piece of Poppy Parade Ribbon around it and tied a knot.  I stamped the "Thank You" sentiment from the "Curly Cute" stamp set on Whisper White paper using Poppy Parade Classic Ink.  I punched it out with the Modern Label punch.  I adhered it using Stampin' Dimensionals.

French Foliage Stamp Set
Available in Clear or Wood mount

Cute and Curly Stamp Set
Available in Clear or Wood mount


Click here to see what the rest of the team came up with.
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Have a wonderful day :)