Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Friday Challenge Winner - Red, White & Blue

Hello Friends,

Thank you so much to those of you who voted for the Stamp to the MAX Challenge! Our winner - Popsicle Card above was created by KIM STEWART. 
Great job Kim!  You will receive a gift certificate to your e-mail this week! Congratulations!
To check out the recipe for this card - click here to be directed to Kim's blog!

Our runner up was CHRISTINA MANSKER who received the next highest number of votes!  Click here to check out Christina's blog.

Click here to see this weeks challenge!  Voting will take place starting Friday - so don't miss out on a chance to win a $10 gift certificate.

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Have a wonderful day and again "Congratulations Kim!"

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Challenge

Hello Friends,

Dreamin' of Summer?  How about a tropical island?  This is the challenge for this week! Create a card/project using either the colors that YOU see from this picture.  You can pick out all the colors or a color combo of your choice.  Please post a comment to this post with your blog link or e-mail me at maxine@stamptothemax.com with Challenge #2 in the subject line.  I will post the entries next Friday for my readers vote.

PLEASE vote on your favorite card for this week by "E-MAILING" your vote to maxine@stamptothemax.com  All you need to do is let me know which # is your favorite entry for this week. The entry with the most votes will receive a $10 Stamp to the MAX gift card.

Last Weeks Challenge
Here are the entries from last weeks challenge

Entry # 1 -Popsicles

Entry # 2 - Cake

Entry #3 - Father's Day

Entry #4 - Large Cake

Entry #5 - Wreath

Wow!  Great projects this week!  PLEASE take a minute to vote! - PLEASE do not vote in the comment section. You MUST e-mail maxine@stamptothemax.com for your vote to count.

Be sure to join in this weeks challenge.

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Reason to Smile

Hello Friends,

During the month of July, if you purchase $50 or more of Stampin' Up! products thru my online store OR at any of my clubs or by e-mailing your order to maxine@stamptothemax.com you can purchase a stamp set for $5.
The 'Reason to Smile' set will be available for a limited time. 

A very good friend of mine in Australia created this card.  Leonie and I have been 'online friends' for more than 5 years and I would love to meet her one day.  The Australian incentive trip next year will be right here in Utah.  I am rooting for Leonie and hope she makes it :)
This coming Tuesday is my monthly card class.  We will be making 10 cards using this set.

When: Tuesday June 26th
Where: My house
Time: 6:30pm
Cost:  $15 or FREE with a $35 order.

Unable to make class?  No worries you can order the cards in the mail.

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cub Scout

Hello Friends,

This evening we attended a Pac meeting with our son John.  Cub Scouts is all new to me as I have 3 daughters. I am used to girls camp and music and make up etc!  Scouts - totally out of my league.

Just a few pictures to capture a few things!  JD received an award and he was all happy when he received something (exactly - something!!!) We have such dedicated scout leaders in the ward we belong to.

My Digital Studio makes it so easy to document these special events right away!  This page is taken from the "Keep this Memory" template. (Digital Download).

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Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Stamp to the MAX Challenge 1

Hello Friends,

I have a couple of entries for this weeks challenge.  I know a lot of people have looked at this page - so maybe you are still planning on entering! I was so excited to get this challenge going that I realize now I didn't give you much time to complete it. 
So from now on you will have a week to complete it.  I will post the entries on a Friday and post the challenge for the following week. 

For now, I have 2 entires and will add more as I receive them.  Both these gals did a fabulous job and I am sure you will agree.

This card was made by Kim Stewart a member of "Stamp to the MAX".  I love it!  Look at the details in this card.  What a fun Summer/Patriotic card.
Check out Kim's blog for the details -

The exciting thing about this challenge is that you can use the colors for the to create your project or you can use inspiration.  I was excited to see Kim went the color route and the next entry, Martha Haddock, another member of "Stamp to the MAX" went the inspiration route.
Check out Martha's blog for details about her project. 

Isn't this a cute card? One of my blog readers, 'Teriloo' created this.  Love the details on this. Thanks for joining in :)

Stamps: Thoughts of Father (sentiment)

Paper: Nautical Expedition DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy

Naki took the challenge and here is her fabulous creation.  I LOVE how she used the Big Shot for most of it.  See the different elements she has used.  Love the zig zag theme. 
Great card Naki - thanks for joining.
Visit Naki's blog to see the recipe for her card.

This adorable wreath was made by one of my Stamp to the Max team members, Christina Mansker.  So cute and so patriotic.  I need to have one of these in my home :)
Check out Cristina's blog for more details.

It's not too late to join!  Add your blog entry in the comments section. I will add your entry to this post and voting will take place on Friday where I will post another challenge.

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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Stamp to the MAX Friday Challenge

Hello Friends,

Something new here on my blog.  Each Friday I will post a picture where you get to choose what to do :)  You can either create a 'Color Inspiration' card using red, white and blue in this case or you can choose it as an 'Inspiration' card by just looking at the picture and creating !

All you have do is post your creation to your blog and post a comment below and link to your blog.

I will post your creation on my blog on Monday and we will have a vote.  Whoever wins will receive a "Stamp to the MAX" gift certificate.

Good Luck!

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

SQSC 43 - My Digital Studio

Hello Friends,

This card is for YOU!  Anyone reading this blog post today :)  I use the term 'friend' frequent. I find it very friendly and love using the word.  Lance (my husband) tells my customers I say it to everyone as I cannot remember their names :)

Today is the Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge.  I love being given a sketch to work with.  Here's the one we were given for this week - and let me tell you the ones we have for future weeks are so fun! I can't wait to get creating!
My card for this week uses ......you got it MY DIGITAL STUDIO.  I just love how quick and easy it is to create with this program. Of course I used the 'Fan Fair' collection which probably comes as no surprise as it is my favorite so far :)  Love the bling and of course - the Paper Flower adds a great focal point to the card.   

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Have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So Grateful for you

Hello Friends,

I am on a My Digital Studio roll!  Truth is my stamp room is upside down, empty !  My husband is renovating my craft room and it is about driving me crazy!  So for now I have to do a lot of work on my laptop.  My health isn't the greatest either (side note - for anyone with thyroid issues, I would love to hear from you!)

I am LOVING the Fan Fair suite.  My post yesterday was pages used from it and this is a ready made card. I am actually going to print some off using our professional print services.  The great thing too - is you can send these products via e-mail. 

Come on guys!  Seriously, if you haven't downloaded the FREE trial yet - go ahead and do it!  You don't have to be tech savvy to use it and enjoy it. 
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Be sure to join www.mydigitalstudio.net whether you are a Demonstrator or a Customer.

If you are interested in joining my team - click here to get started.

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pals Blog Hop

Hello Friends,
Welcome to the Pals New Catalog Blog Hop! The Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to share some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our favorite products from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog! You've probably hopped over from Sandie's blog at Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions , I'm stop number 28 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 new 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.

Our new catalog is totally exceptional.  I LOVE the clean, fresh, crisp look.  My wish list is VERY long.  I have used My Digital Studio "Fan Fair" Collection DVD for my projects today. The pictures are of my children. There are several DVD's to choose from and they are ALL on my list.  Check pages 198 and 199 out in the catalog.  The great thing about these collection DVD's is that all you have to do is 'add pictures'.  If you want you can add other elements and text etc, but sometimes you just don't need to do anything extra.  A great way to start scrapbooking right away or catch up quickly. 
Here are some other pages - I am going to be making a lot of books :)
I love what I can do with this fabulous software.  It makes memory keeping so much easier.  Again, you can add extras and even text but if you want to scrapbook pictures quickly - then it literally takes a few minutes to do.

If you hadn't had chance to try this program out yet, why not try it for FREE?  For 30 days, you can download it to your computer to see if you like it before you buy it !  Click here to download the FREE trial for 30 days.

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Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Angela at Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers stop number 29 on the Pals New Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!
Check out all the super creativity inspired by our new Stampin' Up! Catalog by clicking any of the links below.

Have a wonderful day!

  1. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  4. Angela Richwine at Stampin' Away with Angela
  5. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine
  6. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  7. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  8. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  9. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  10. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  12. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasyCards
  14. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  15. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  20. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Kimberly Deacon at Delightful Stampin
  23. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  25. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  26. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  27. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  28. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  29. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  30. Nakaba Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  31. Wendy Smith at West Wind Curiosities