Thursday, May 31, 2012

SQSC 41 - Betsy's Blossoms

Hello Friends,

I have joined a weekly sketch challenge with the Stampin' Queens.  This is my first week.  I am so excited as a challenge is always good and I love seeing different sketches for cards.

So excited to create with all the new goodies from the NEW catalog, which is available to order from at 12 noon tomorrow - YIPPEE!!!
I used the new Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (DSP) here along with a couple of coordinating colors.  I started with a Soft Suede base and added a layer of Midnight Muse, one of the new In Colors for this year. and a piece of Cajun Craze.  GREAT color combo.  I should have really cut the DSP in to 4 strips, (per the challenge) but had 3 in my mind for some reason.

The bird is from the Betsy's Blossoms Stamp Set - again available tomorrow. (item # 126004 in wood mount and # 126006 in clear mount).  I used the Itty Bitty Banners Set too for the Thank You sentiment.  (Item # 126255 in wood mount and # 126257 in clear mount).

I added a Naturals Designer button ( # 127544) with linen thread along with a piece of Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon.  Check out the bird - I added a rhinestone in his eye and cut out one of the wings for extra depth.

Here is the sketch we were given.  Give it a try!  Great sketch!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Retiring Products - FINAL DAY!

Hello Friends,

Almost time for the Retired List to be taken down !  Don't miss out on items you would LOVE to have before it is too late.  Order on May 31 - last chance!

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

In Color Card with Blossom Triple Layer Punch

Hello Friends,

Here are the new In Colors for 2012-13. We made this card at one of my clubs this month as an introduction to them.  I used Whisper White for the basic card layout. 

I used the Simply Scoring Tool to score some lines in the middle of the card to add some texture and depth.  I punched out one of each color using the Blossom Triple Layer punch which is retiring on May 31.  This punch has been reduced in price - only $14.37 (normally $23.95).  I also used the small circle punch. Finally I added a piece of ribbon which is one of the new In Colors.  No sentiment used, so I can use them for whatever reason.

This coming Tuesday (29th), is my monthly card class where we will be making 10 cards using the In Colors.  If you live in the area, you are more than welcome to attend.  Please RSVP -
Let me know if you would like cards in the mail.

Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch - by Stampin' Up!
Item code for this punch is 122464.
Create three coordinated punch images with just one punch. Images look beautiful layered together or separately -- giving you more creative options! Simply move the easy-to-use front lever to the image you'd like, then punch. Three-images-in-one punch body also saves on storage space. Instructions included. Punched images in this punch layer beautifully with images in the Bold Blossom Set.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Thinking of you with Bashful Blue

Hello Friends,

Talk about a clean, crisp card.  I love the simplicity of this card.  Very fresh looking and elegant. 
Once upon a time, I used to think you had to add a 'lot of stuff' to a card for it to be 'worthy' in the crafting world - but wow I am glad I learned that is not the case.

One of my girlfriends sent me this picture as she knows I am loving the clean, crisp look.  My good friend Heather Summers created this card.
Hope you like this as much as I do!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Video - My Digital Studio & My Digital Studio Express

Hello Friends,

By now you will no doubt know I am a big fan of MY DIGITAL STUDIO.  I love it and am having a lot of fun creating with it. 
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

FUN day

Hello Friends,

There wasn't even a memo!!!!!
No you haven't been watching too much "Barney"!  It is not your imagination wreaking havoc!  This is a bunch of my co-workers and I who decided to wear "Purple" today without any of the others knowing !  Melissa, my supervisor was in a meeting at this point but she too was wearing it.  I am actually glad she is not in the pic as I really have a problem with her - GOT you going did I Melissa? :) 

It really is because of the thing they call jealousy!  She looks SUPER DE DUPER! (Yes I have watched too much Barney in the past :)  She has been doing great on a diet and well I praise her and deep down just wish I could do what she has done.  It has been a rough couple of days for me and she not only looks SUPER DE DUPER!  She IS ....ok awesome !

A HUGE highlight today was this little guy!
Well - not so little.  He is just 8 years old and almost as tall as me.  He was so excited- he got to visit me at work for a class field trip.  I took my break when his class arrived and as I walked up to the Reception area, I heard him proudly say "My Mom works here".  Oh my heart!  He sure melts it.
He was so thrilled to tell his friends that not only did I work in this 'cool' building but I did Stampin' Up! at home too and talked about his 'stampin' area at home.  He made me smile so much. Wish I could have him come over everyday!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fan Fair

Hello Friends,

My stamp room is being renovated just now - so thankfully I can keep up with the scrapbooking using My Digital Studio. 

My brother Jared sent this picture to my i-phone. I recently purchased the Fan Fair Templates and added a few tweaks to one of the pages.  I added the picture and some text along with the ribbon and the Summer Smooches fabric brads. That was it.  This page literally took 5 minutes total.

I am going to make a book for my brother so I hope he keeps the pictures coming :)

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Final Night - Pillow Gift

Hello Friends,

This was our final pillow gift at our retreat.  This cute decorated tin was the packaging for some cute coasters which Martha showed us how to make during one of the demonstrations. 

Looking forward to our next team retreat already :)

Stampin' Up! is not just simply cardmaking.  There are so many things you can make using their fabulous products. 

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stampin' Up! Retreat - Day 2

Hello Friends,

You are probably wondering why I have a picture of a bowl full of salad!  This was lunch today along with a fabulous Chicken Noodle Soup.  Each of us girls had to take a 'food' assignment.  Lisa didn't have to do any of the cooking/prep work as she is our host - and a fabulous one at that.  I was given the lunch assignment and YES I LOVE onions :)

We have had a fun day watching demonstrations and making fun projects.  Here are a few of the things we made -
First we made a cute banner using the pre-order "Floral District" Designer Series Paper.  If you look closely, you will see we used the "Delicate Doily" sizzlet die.  It is so beautiful.
Next, Martha showed us how to make coasters, again using the Floral District DSP.
We then made a cute 'brag' book using the "Comfort Cafe" Designer Series Paper - LOVE it !!
We didn't decorate the book as we wanted to decorate it how we wanted - so will do that when I get home :)
And lastly a couple more projects that are FUN :)

We just ate dinner, relaxed playing games and we are now going to watch a movie.  We have placed bets on who will fall asleep first. Everyone has voted for either Martha or myself.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Stampin' Up! Team Retreat

Hello Friends,

I am so excited.  My assistant Martha and I, have planned a fabulous retreat for our team.  We traveled 2.5 hours to the home of one of our team members home.  Lisa very kindly offered to host for us and what a fabulous home she has.  It was the first time we met and I knew instantly she will be a friend for life - that is what Stampin' Up! is all about to me, the friendships and relationships that are made.
 Lisa had all the sleeping arrangements taken care of so wonderfully.  We had towels on the bed with SWISS chocolate - No wonder I instantly liked this girl! ;) 

Martha and I had made the girls (and ourselves of course) a 'pillow gift'- a decorated 5x5 art journal. *Shown at the top.  
We covered it using "First Edition" Designer Series Paper.  A sneak peak there of a new Die that will be available on June 1 (pack of 4 different shapes).  We cut out our initials using the Serif Alphabet die and used coordinating striped ribbon. Everybody has a different color. I chose Cherry Cobbler.  We added the large pearls.

The Serif Alphabet Die, the striped ribbon and the 5x5 art journals are all on the retiring list.  Click here to check out the list and shop my online store to place your order.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Piece of Cake anyone?

Hello Friends,

One of my online Demonstrator friends, Kimberly Sudol, made this beautiful 'cake'.  Is this just the most beautiful cake you have ever seen? - Can you tell it is made out of card stock.

One thing I want to ask Kimberly is how long it took to make?  Obviously a lot longer than a real cake. She made it for the mother of one of her customers who celebrated her 90th birthday.  I am sure the birthday gal was in awe at this.

What an absolute work of art!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stampin' Up! 2012/13 Catalog available

Hello Friends,

Almost time for the new catalog!  Just 2 weeks left to purchase your favorites from the current catalog (pictured above.) Click here to see the retiring list.

I have boxes of catalogs here - ready for pick up.  If you live close by, you can pick up your new catalog for just $5.  When you place an order, anytime beginning June 1, your $5 can be used toward your order, making the catalog FREE.

If you join any of my clubs (even online clubs are available) you will receive a catalog for FREE. 

Live out of state? - NO problem. The cost is $5 and this is for shipping costs.  The catalog is FREE.

E-mail at or call me on
801 897-0429 to reserve your new 2012-2013 catalog. YOU are going to love it :)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Don't Miss Out

Hello Friends,

Many of the retiring accessories are being sold out - Stamp Sets that will be retiring are guranteed until May 31.  Don't miss out!

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Remember - if you place an online order during May, you will receive a VIP invitation to my Annual Sale on June 2.  Click here for details. (Click on the picture to enlarge)

I am busy creating projects using my pre-order items.  Join now for just $99 and you can choose $125 of pre-order items or any items in the current catalog - YOUR choice :)  Click here to get started. 

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Breakfast Banner

Hello Friends,

Every year at Stampin' Up! the Corporate Team cook and serve all the Employees breakfast.  As my shift starts at 7am, I never eat breakfast so this one day a year at work is a REAL treat.  The Team always go to such great effort for us.  They have decorations, great food, great service and a table decoration on every table.

I absolutely LOVE the banner shown above that was there to greet us.  This weekend, I have planned a retreat for my team along with the help of my wonderful assistant.  Pictures to come next week of our projects and one of them is a banner.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Summer Smooches meets Olivia

Hello Friends,

My stamp room is in a little bit of a chaotic mess at the moment.  We are decorating it and so ALL my stuff has been moved out.  UGH!  However, I am not complaining - well too much anyways :) I just found out today that the husband of one of my customers owns a cabinet business.  Goodness me - I am so excited.  I am going to draw up some plans and then have him come over for a chat :) This is really exciting for me as this means I can have my room how I want it.  Shelves/lots of shelves!  Storage Space/lots of storage space :)

So although I LOVE the traditional way of scrapbooking, I also love My Digital Studio.  This page took literally 5 minutes to create. 
First I chose a layout from the Summer Smooches digital collection.  The layout consisted of the Rich Razzleberry Page along with the layer of Designer Series Paper and the accent in the bottom right corner and the middle left.  I added a piece of ribbon at the bottom and some cute pictures of my daughter Olivia.  I added her name at the top using the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet and changed the color to Whisper White.  Totally simple - fun and easy.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kindness Matters

Hello Friends,

Kindness Matters is a Stamp Set that is sticking around.  It will be in the new catalog.  This card is very elegant and has a lot of fun accents.  

• Kindness Matters

• Whisper White Card Stock
• Baja Breeze Textured Card Stock
• Island Indigo Textured Card Stock

• Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Calypso Coral 3/8” Ruffled Ribbon
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Scallop Edge Punch
• Big Shot™
• Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Set

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pals Blog Hop

Hello Friends,

It's a Retirement Party! It's the Pals Blog Hop! It's the Pals Retirement Party Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our favorite retiring products!You've probably hopped over from Maggie's blog at Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards. I'm stop number 12 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for retiring Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.
I am excited for all the new stuff in the upcoming catalog beginning June 1.  The projects I am showcasing today use retiring product.  Retiring Stamp Sets are guaranteed to be available until May 31.  The Retiring Accessories are while supplies last. This card is a great way to use up or create with our Designer Series Paper. 
Products used - Card

Just Add Cake DSP
Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon
Island Floral Die
Peach Parfait Card Stock
Blushing Bride Card Stock
Party This Way Stamp Set
Flower Designer Brad
Whisper White Card Stock (not retiring)
1" Circle Punch (not retiring)
Products used - Box

Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon
Daffodil Delight 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Just Add Cake DSP
Poppy Parade Card Stock
Butterfly Punch
Rhinestones (not retiring)
Milk Carton Die (not retiring)
Pennant Builder Punch (not retiring)

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Mikki at Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner stop number 13 on the Pals Retirement Party Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!  See the blogs below for some fun ideas using retiring product.

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  1. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  2. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  3. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin
  4. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  5. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  6. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Laurie Mercer at My Stampin' Blog
  8. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  11. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  12. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  13. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  14. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  15. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasyCards
  16. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  18. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  19. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn

Monday, May 7, 2012

My Digital Studio and my DAD

Hello Friends,

I am trying earnestly to catch up on a lot of 'scrapbooking'.  I am way behind and at this rate, I imagine myself being in my 80's before it gets done :) 
I am trying to at least get a memory book about my Dad put together.  
I have tried several times and then end up in floods of tears and 'leave it for another day'.  

This page shown today is part of a 'smaller' book I am working on.  I want to give one of these to all my Dad's grandchildren as a memory for them.  

hkr - Hull Kingston Rovers.  My Dad LOVED Rugby League and apart from God and his family, it was the thing he lived for. He is the 5th one across the top on the group picture.

Ten years after he signed up for Rovers when this picture was taken - I was born :) Forever thankful I was born to a such a wonderful Father :)

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