Monday, February 28, 2011

MDS Monday #3

Hello Friends,

Time for another MDS Monday :) This week our challenge was to make a Birthday Card.  I used one of my all time favorite color combinations. 

I started with the Early Espresso base and added a layer of Pretty In Pink.  I used the Spotted Designer Paper for the top part of the card.  I used Grosgrain Ribbon and buttons as accents in Early Espresso.

b is for birthday is an image taken from the "Party Hearty" stamp set also in Early Espresso.

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Personalized Note Cards

Hello Friends,

I love Basic Black and Very Vanilla together - so elegant.  I am in need of 'note cards' to send out and this is what I came up with.  I added a piece of Very Vanilla to the inside of the card - makes it much easier to 'write a note'.

The beautiful, stylish background is one of the stamps from the 'BLISS' stamp set. One of the many choices you can receive for FREE with a $50 order.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets - Bliss, Broadsheet Alphabet
Card Stock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla,
Ink - Stazon (Jet Black)
Accessories - 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Pearls, Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

My sister Rebecca suffers with MS.  It is a terrible disease and if I had ONE wish right now, just one - I would wish that she was free from the pain and anguish this is in her life.  I went to SAMS club yesterday and there was a table with snacks and popcorn you could buy and all the proceeds went to MS. I walked up and got the appropriate money ready for the popcorn when my eyes welled up! I reached into my wallet - I couldn't speak to the employee but just handed her $20 and left the store. She knew by looking at me my heart was full. 

The reason I share this with you today is because I am going to sell Cards in the Mail.  ALL PROCEEDS will go to MS.

10 Cards for just $15 ($17 if you would like envelopes)
Wherever you live in the world, order these cards and I will mail them to you for Free.  You could buy these for yourself or for a gift.  Just let me know which initial you would like on your cards.
E-mail me at if you are interested in this wonderful cause.
(Please note - the cards you receive will not have the pearls on them due to cost)

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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Bookmark using Fun Flowers Die

Hello Friends,

This fabulous bookmark was made by the SAMS for a Leadership gift.  All Demonstrators who have a SAM and attended Leadership received one.  (As I am a SAM, I wonder if I made my own :)

The flower was made using Melon Mambo Card Stock and Ink for the sponging. It was attached to Early Espresso Satin Ribbon.  A Melon Mambo button was added to the center along with a key trinket and some linen thread.

Here is a close up!

There’s no end to the appeal flowers have for all kinds of craft projects. Our Fun Flowers Bigz XL Die only adds to the flower bed of possibilities. These petal and flower center shapes can be layered in all kinds of combinations, as well as with other die cut flower shapes, to produce blooms and blossoms of all kinds of new species in phenomenal floral abundance. Cut them from fabric, card stock, and Designer Series Paper and layer together to create even more variety with patterns, textures, and dimension.

■ Die measures 6" x 8-3/4"

■ Use with Big Shot and standard cutting pads
Item #121812

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Simply Sent Kits

Hello Friends,
Need a great idea for a 'quick to make' gift for someone's birthday?  How about a gift to simply make someone's day?

Having handmade cards on hand for use at a moment’s notice is a lifesaver. This kit contains the essentials for creating beautiful cards. It’s a great time-saver, as well—the card stock is cut, printed, and embossed. These kits are wonderful for beginners or anyone who wants to create several of the same card without spending a lot of time.

■ Make eight 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" cards

■ Includes eight White 5-3/4" x 4-3/8" envelopes

■ Preprinted and embossed

■ Includes 24 pink adhesive-backed ribbon flowers with pearl centers

■ Coordinates with Hello, You stamp set (sold separately)

This project is the perfect gift. It is quick, easy and fun. Choose any of our Simply Sent Kits. (Page 183 of the Idea Book and Catalog) I have used the 'Sweet Hello' here. I put the cards in a cello bag, made a topper using the Top Note die, and a few embellishments.

During Sale-a-Bration, if you join my team either to be a Business Builder or a Hobbyist, you purchase the starter kit for 15% off (it's only $148.75) PLUS, Stampin' Up! is adding a $50 bundle. A Simply Sent Kit, Simply Sent Stamp Set, a punch, and the color coach absolutely FREE! That's over $360 in products for only $148.75!  That's a 60% discount! If you are interested in joining, simply click HERE to learn more and join! The discount and the bundle is only available until March 31 - Don't miss out :)

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Jim !

Hello Friends,

If you have been following my blog for a while or you know me pretty well, you will know it is very rare I create masculine cards.  I feel much more in my comfort zone using flowers and 'cutesies'.  So believe me, this was a REAL challenge.

Today is my Supervisor's birthday.  He is my Supervisor and friend.  Back in the day when I was a new Demonstrator, I attended our Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City and met Jim.  I won a prize and had to go pick it up at the FUN booth.  We seriously called it the fun booth as that is what it was. I told all my friends they HAD to win a prize as going to the booth was a great experience.  Jim was there along with Danny, Steve, Craig and Alex and they made you feel like a movie star when you went to the 'Fun' booth :)

I wanted to give the card a little bit of an aged look.  In NO way am I saying that Jim is old.  How could he be?  He is younger than me :) I knew I was going to use Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze as my main colors.  I wanted to add some depth to the card, so I used an extra piece of Baja Breeze and ran it through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Folder.  I then sponged the whole piece using Baja Breeze ink.

I stamped the various stamps from the Plane and Simple set using Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake Card Stock.  I then used the rotary cutter (Cutter Kit) to tear at the edges and then scrumpled up the card stock.  Opened it up and sponged crumb cake ink all over the card stock. It has been a while since I used Twill Tape so out it came. 

Supplies used to create Jim's card.

Stamp Set - Plane and Simple
Card Stock - Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Classic Ink - Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Accessories - Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Cutter Kit, 3/8" Twill Tape, Stampin' Sponges, Modern Label Extra Large Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Metallic Eyelets, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Look out for my card class/kits in the mail - Masculine Cards :)

Happy Birthday Jim! Thanks for being born x

♪ ♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫ ♪

♫ Happy Birthday to you ♪
Happy Birthday, dear J-I-M
♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫ ♪

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #24

Hello Friends,

Time for another Utah Divas International Color Challenge.  I spent the past weekend in AZ.  We went to visit Lance's sister and family and I was asked (very politely :) not to take any stampin' supplies with me!  WHAT??? How tragic!  I agreed and was actually happy with my decision as I was able to spend the whole weekend with my family and not creating as I do with most of my time.

I did however, have my laptop with me so was able to make a few projects using My Digital Studio.  Look at that perfectly tied bow!  Another great reason to use My Digital Studio :)

Here are the colors we we were given to work with this week.

Obviously, these colors (along with the picture) reminded me of Spring.  Oh how I yearn for warm sunny spring days :) 
I refer to many people as 'friend' and this sentiment deemed fit for today's card.

So to all of you, Hello Friend :)

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Have a wonderful day :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

MDS Monday #2

Hello Friends,

Happy President's Day!  I am always grateful for a holiday - especially when it falls on a Monday.  I LOVE long weekends :)
Time for another MDS Monday.  This week our challenge was to create a project using 'Red, White and Blue'. 
Pacific Point is my favorite 'blue' color.  I used this for my base and then added a design from the "Elements of Style" stamp set using Whisper White.  To add the red color, I simply used brads and a sentiment. 

I love the simplicity of using My Digital Studio to create projects.

Let's see what the rest of the team came up with by clicking here.

Come back tomorrow for our Utah Divas International Color Challenge :)

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A selection of Birthday Cards

Hello Friends,

This weekend I am visiting my sister in law and her family in AZ. I was asked not to bring any stampin' supplies with me by Lance :) Thankfully, I have lots of projects to work on with My Digital Studio. On Monday I will post my "MDS Monday" challenge for Utah Divas International plus on Tuesday I will post my "Color Challenge".

The cards shown above were made for my daughter, Natalie.  She was asked to make cards for a gift for someone and this is what we came up with.  She needed basic cards and we had a lot of fun making them.

Our card class in March will be "Birthday Cards".  More details to come.

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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Birthday page using My Digital Studio

Hello Friends,
This weekend I will be in Arizona and as it will be a long drive there and back, I realized how much 'scrapbooking' I could get done with this fabulous software program. 

This is an 'already designed' page.  I just added a picture and the text.

Seriously............if you do not have this program, you really should consider purchasing it.  Buy it before 03/31 and you can choose a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE.

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Season of Friendship Valentine

Hello Friends,

This card was made for my Mom for Valentine's Day!  When my Dad was alive, he used to send my Mom a card every year and he wrote:
"Will you be my VALentine?" (My Mom's name is Val :) and he would write Love from ?  It really was so cute.

The stamp set "Season of Friendship" was perfect to stick the cute little hearts to. I just love the Red glimmer paper.  So many uses for it - without any mess.

Stamp Set - Season of Friendship
Card Stock - Real Red, Whisper White
Classic Ink - Soft Suede, Real Red
Accessories - Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Red Glimmer Paper, Small Heart Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

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Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More about Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

This is where I work!  I have the BEST job in the world.  If you are interested in joining our Stampin' Up! family as a Demonstrator, please contact me for more details.

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Have a wonderful day !

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #23

Hello Friends,

Welcome to another Utah Divas International Color Challenge.  I decided it was about time I used the "Build a Blossom" stamp set that I have not used yet along with the Blossom Petals Punch. 
Here are the colors we were given to work with.

I love all these colors.  Chocolate Chip has been an all time favorite of mine and Melon Mambo is a wonderful color to work with. I tend to use Old Olive a lot when looking for a green to work with so it was nice to come out of my comfort zone and use Certainly Celery.

Products used:
Stamp Set- Build a Blossom
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery
Inks - Same as above
Accessories - Big Shot, Dots Embossing Folder, Blossom Petals Punch, Soft Subtle Buttons - (Certainly Celery), Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Class coming up soon using this set and punch :)

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Don't forget - Card Class is next week. If you cannot make it, you can order a kit in the mail. Click here for details.

To see what the rest of the Design Team came up with this week - Click here
I would love to invite you to post your project using these colors. It is always good to see what others come up with.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

MDS Monday #1

Hello Friends,

Welcome to MDS Monday.  Every Monday I will share a creation I made using My Digital Studio.  Our Coordinator, Brandy has sent us a list of the challenges for the upcoming weeks and of course today is a Valentine's Card.

Very basic card to start off with today.  I used the 6x6 card layout and chose Crumb Cake Card Stock for the base.  Some simple layering of Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.  I used the Full Heart Punch using Riding Hood Red to fill it.  I used the "Love You" stamp and added a Chocolate Chip brad on each side of the sentiment.

I added some Riding Hood Red Grosgrain Ribbon.  I used two strips to give some depth and added a bow using the same color.  Just for a twist, I added a brad.

For a little background depth, I used the zig zag. 

Be sure to come over to my house on Thursday evening for a MDS class where you will learn some basic and simple tricks to get you going on a myriad of projects.

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Click here to see what the rest of the team came up with. Fabulous ideas :)

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Scrapbook Class - February

Hello Friends,

It was very hard for me not to use the Big Shot - Serif Alphabet Dies on this layout.  I know you may think this is 'overloaded' with hearts - but personally I LOVE hearts and don't think you can have too many. 
This layout uses an array of hearts using the gorgeous Red Glimmer Paper, the Full Heart Punch along with Whisper White Craft Ink Pad and the I {heart} Hearts Stamp Set.

I did use the Big Shot and "Fun Flowers" die to create the flowers and the Scallop Envelope Die to create a cute envelope for journaling or a cute 'love note' :) The Big Shot saves so much time tracing and cutting out templates. 

I have a few places left for this class. This coming Tuesday at my house. Please e-mail me at 
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Red Glimmer Paper - simply cannot have too much of this either.
Red Glimmer Paper 121790  Price: $3.95

Valentine’s Day just begs for red glitter—what better way to express the deep feelings of the heart than through its shimmery shininess? Our Red Glimmer Paper allows you to create custom glittery accents for your Valentine’s Day projects without the hassle and mess of adhering glitter to paper yourself so you can focus on what’s important about this holiday—letting that special person or all the people you love and admire how very much they mean to you.

■ Cut into fun shapes with rules-based Big Shot dies or any other cutting tools

■ Includes 2 sheets, 12" x 12"

Set Quantity: 2

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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

My Digital Studio

Hello Friends,

Create a page in less than 5 minutes with MY DIGITAL STUDIO.

Join me every Monday for MDS Monday right here on my blog.  I have created a Design Team along with an awesome Coordinator to share fabulous projects with you.  This coming Monday - Valentine's Day, we have been given the challenge of creating a Valentine Card using MDS.  Be sure to come back to see what the team came up with :)

Click here for details of a FREE class I am offering next week right here at my house.

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Have a wonderful day :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Guest Stamper - Martha..... and Blog Candy Winner

Hello Friends,

These 2 fabulous cards were created by my team member and friend, Martha from Logan, UT.  This 'coloring' is absolute perfection.  Perfect color choice and not one mark outside the 'lines' :)  If you live in the Logan area and are interested in making fabulous cards such as these, get in touch with Martha. 
Click here to visit Martha's blog.

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You have patiently waited for the Blog Candy!!!

And the winner is .......................

~Traci Davis~

Traci, please e-mail your address to and I will get your goodies in the mail this weekend.

~Tammi~ - could you please e-mail me at - I have a referral gift for you :)

Thanks everyone for your comments.  More blog candy coming soon :)

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #22

Hello Friends,

I created this class invite using My Digital Studio and the colors for our Utah Divas International Color Challenge this week. 

Here are the colors for this weeks challenge -
I think this is a fabulous color challenge.  Check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with by clicking here.  Be sure to visit our UDI Blog next Monday for MDS Monday :)

The invitation is FOR real :) If you are interested in learning more about My Digital Studio be sure to RSVP. 

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Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Inspire Create & Share

Hello Friends,

Do you wish you had all the time in the world to just inspire, create and share?  I so wish I did.  This past weekend I got 'consumed' in something I really shouldn't have and I wasted valuable time that I could have been and should have been using to create, plan for classes and get on the phone to my customers.

I am in a temporary dwelling at the moment (aka my stamp room) and wanted to share some pics with you of where I spend a lot of my time.  I hope to catch up and share projects and kits, classes and ideas with you in the upcoming week.

I will show the 'other' part of the room when I have organized all my stamp sets :)

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Have a wonderful day!