Friday, June 25, 2010

Fun Event - Don't miss it :)

Hello Friends,

This is going to be such a fun event - You won't want to miss it.  There will be lots of things for sale at fabulous prices, including (but not only): Stamp Sets, Card Stock, Inks, Ink Refills, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Ribbon, Buttons, Simply Scrappin' Kits, Office Supplies, Storage and bags.  All retired Stampin' Up! products.

IF you have ever ordered Stampin' Up! products from me, you are in for a treat!! For every $75 that you spend at the sale, you will receive a Gift Certificate for $25 to spend in the new catalog.

I have several baskets that will be raffled.  Here is how you can win! *You don't have to be present to win*.

Bring a friend - 2 Tickets (Your friend will receive 2 tickets also)
Sign up for any of my upcoming classes - 3 Tickets
Join one of my Hostess Clubs - 5 Tickets
Host a workshop or a Chicks 'n' Chocolate night - 10 Tickets
Sign up to become a Demonstrator 20 Tickets - YES 20 Tickets PLUS a ticket for the chance to win a *BIG SHOT* 

Place an order:
Up to $15 - 1 Ticket
$15 - $20 - 2 Tickets
$20 - $35 - 4Tickets
$35 - $50 - 6 Tickets
$50 - $75 - 8 Tickets
$75 - $100 - 10 Tickets
$100 plus - 15 Tickets PLUS a ticket for the chance to win a *BIG SHOT*

Be sure to let me know if you have any questions.  Let your friends know about this - Send them this link. 
Tell them to e-mail me to let me know you sent this to them and you will receive an extra 2 Raffle tickets when you arrive at the event.

Questions - Call or e-mail me for more details.


Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

$99 Starter Kit Promotion

Hello Friends,

Whether you just love to craft, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, Stampin' Up! is a great opportunity for you. And from June 1-30, 2010, you can start your own Stampin' Up! business for just $99 with the special Mini Starter Kit!

The Mini Starter Kit--valued at over $180--contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

•Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)

•I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)

•Clear-Mount Block C

•Homemade single stamp*

•Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")

•Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*

•Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad

•Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad*

•Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad

•Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad

•Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon*

•Color Coach*

•SNAIL Adhesive

*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit (please note: no alternative selections can be made for business items). Contents are listed below:

•Getting Started DVD

•Getting Started Guide

•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)

•2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)*

•Summer Mini Catalog (8)

•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)

•Recruit Folders (5)

•Recruit Brochures (20)

•Hostess Brochures (20)

*New demonstrator who join Stampin' Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July.

Contact me today - only a few days left to sign up for just $99

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Scrapbooking Page - DAD

Hello Friends,

Our Father's day class was so fun.  I love to make new friends and it was great to have some new people join us.  While everyone was busy making their brag books, I made this scrapbook page.

I cut out the DAD letters using the Big Shot and the Serif Essentials Alphabet die. I punched out the stars and added some ribbon. The rest - stickers and Card Stock from the Simply Scrappin' Kit.  All ready to add pictures and journaling.

Be sure to sign up for my Scrapbooking Club beginning July if you haven't already.  Kits in the mail are available if you are unable to attend.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Utah Divas International - Saturday Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends,

Time for another sketch with Utah Divas International.  Here is this weeks sketch.

It is amazing how quickly 3 months pass.  My Mom flew to the US on April 13th and flies home July 5th.  With her on my mind, here is what I came up with.

This card shows ALL the new core colors that will be available beginning July 1.

Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.
I am so excited to have these colors in our color palette now.  A very refreshing and much needed change :)

I used the Messages for Mom set and the Lattice Embossing Folder for texture along with the 3 flower punch and gold brads. The MOM sentiment was stamped using the lucious Cherry Cobbler ink.

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Inspiration Challenge Cards

Happy Friday Friends !

Yesterday I posted an Inspiration Challenge.  Here are some interpretations of the challenge.

Robin Merriman

Carol Marbach

Elizabeth Harris

Katy Zamer

Maria Williams

Love these cards......Love the ideas.  Thanks for sharing your creativity with us girls.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Inspiration Challenge #1

Hello Friends,

One of my great friends, Maria Williams from Katy, TX shares an inspiration challenge with us every week.  Here is your inspiration for this week.

I have a stamp set to give away :) 
If you would like a chance to win, send your entry to I will post all entries here. 
What do you see when you look at this picture?  Create a card, send it in and you could win the stamp set.

Good Luck!

Have a wonderful day

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Team Meeting Part II - Make 'n' Take, Product Tip

Hello Friends,

My upline, Sheila had a fabulous make 'n' take planned for us at our meeting, Monday evening.  She had put together a 'BIG SHOT' book with all the dies for the Big Shot.  She spent hours cutting out the dies for all who were at the meeting.  I was amazed at all the hard work.  Thank you Sheila ;)  I am looking forward to taking mine to my workshops, classes and events.

I shared my business tip - click here to see the post and Elisabeth (who is Cindy Petersen's downline) shared the project tip with us.

Have you ever noticed the 'Wood Sheets' in the Catalog?  If you have ever wondered what to make with them or even what to do with them, you are in for a nice treat. Take a look at what Elisabeth shared with us. Thank you Elisabeth.

Texture Cuts Wood Sheets 116309 Price: $9.95
These sheets of ultra-thin birch add a refreshing and unusual texture to your projects. They're made of real wood that's thin enough to cut with the Big Shot or our Craft & Rubber scissors.

■ Very thin birch with paper backing
■ Four sheets of 5-3/4" x 13-3/4" wood
■ Can be stamped or heat embossed

Click here to shop online - Click Shop Now in upper right corner.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Team Meeting Business Tip

Hello Friends,

I have said this many times but the BEST thing about Stampin' Up! is all the friendships I have made.  Many of my customers have become very good friends as well as my team members.
Last night, my downline and I met with my upline and sidelines and had a fabulous 'get together.'

I had volunteered to share a business tip with the team.  I gave everyone there one of these cards.

I explained how easy it was to make this card.  Anyone, creative or not could make this card.  Very simple and very quick.
Melon Mambo happens to be one of my very favorite colors.  SO HAPPY it is being carried over to our new catalog. If you haven't ordered yours yet, click here.
The Big Shot has been such a life saver for me.  It saves so much time and you can create so many wonderful things with this 'best stampin' friend of mine'.  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what my upline, Sheila did for everyone at last night's meeting.
The Whisper White layer on this card has added dimension, thanks to the Big Shot and the Polka Dot Embossing Folder. 
With one strip of Melon Mambo for color - I used punches for the rest of the card.  The sentiment is from the stamp set - Trendy Trees.
The flowers are from the "Punched Posies" stamp set which is a Level 2 hostess set.  Book your workshop today in order to earn this.

Stamp Sets: Punched Posies, Trendy Trees
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Punches - Fancy Flower, Scallop Circle, Five petal, Large Oval, Modern Label

Contact me for more information about my card classes.  Held on a monthly basis.  Out of state or unable to make classes, no problem!  Card Kits or ready made cards available for purchase.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fathers Day Class - Two places left

Hello Friends,
Looking for a last minute gift for Dad or the guy in your life?  I have two places left for our class this Thursday. If you cannot make the class, I can make up the book for you and mail it to you.

Call or e-mail for more information.

Have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Utah Divas International - Saturday Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends,

Time yet again for our Utah Divas International Sketch Challenge.  Here is the sketch we were given for this week.

This is the first time ever and probably the only time that you will see anything on my blog that is NOT a Stampin' Up! product.  There are not many things I love other than Stampin' but football (soccer as it is known to my American friends) is one of my passions. I watch it often and truly miss seeing live games back in England. I was so excited when I gave birth to my son (only boy of 4 children) as I knew this little kiddo would play soccer.

Due to the fact that England and the USA are playing in the World Cup today - I just HAD to use a cute embellishment I bought absolutely years ago. 
Here is what I came up with

I knew I would use red and white for the card.  They are of course the colors of the Engish flag.  I believe this is the first card I haven't used an ink pad. 
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White
Embellishments: Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Full Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Metal Edge Tag.
The cute little soccer player and ball was bought at a local craft store.

Here is the middle of the card

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Technique - Stampin' Pastels

Hello Friends,

I was chatting yesterday with a good friend of mine about Stampin' Pastels.  They are often overlooked in the Stampin' world.  I believe mainly because people don't use them or don't know *how* to use them.
Here are some simple techniques

Technique A: Chalking

1] Apply pastel color to your card stock or paper with a sponge-tip applicator, cotton swab, sponge dauber, or stiff paintbrush.

2] Blend the colors as desired with the applicators or blender pen. When using blender pens, just touch the pen directly to the corner of the chalk to pick up the color.

Technique B: Poppin' Pastels

1] Stamp the image with a white Craft Stampin' Pad or VersaMark® ink pad.

2] Use sponge daubers to apply the pastel color directly to the ink.

3] Blow off any excess powder. (Repeat this process if you are using this technique with a Two-Step Stampin' set.)

QUICK TIP: To avoid smearing, gently dab the chalk rather than rubbing it across the image.

Don't miss out on all that is happening.  Sale/Clearance Rack/Last Chance Stamp Sets and Accessories.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Last Chance List

Hello Friends,

This month is your last chance to buy certain stamp sets. "Voila" has been one of my very favorite sets.

Isn't this a cute idea?

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Vintage Vogue Collection

Hello Friends,

One of my really good friends, Dena from IA made these fabulous cards using the Vintage Vogue stamp set.  Dena's cards show how versatile this set is and how different each card can look by using different layouts and colors.

Speaking of sure to order your favorite colors as many of Stampin' Up!'s colors will no longer be available after this month.
Click here to see the retiring colors.

 Vintage Vogue - Price: $17.95

If you love vintage clothes, vintage movies, or vintage art, you'll love the Vintage Vogue set! Use it to express love, thanks, or appreciation. Available in both wood-mount and clear-mount.  Set Quantity: 8

To shop online 24/7, click here and click on Shop Now in upper right corner.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This is the life

Hello Friends,

Well for the past 4 days I have been here in Saint George and have spent most of those days laying by the pool and swimming.  I did bring a bag of "goodies" with every intention of making some fun projects here in the hotel.
We are going to Kayleigh's soon to be college today and then we will be heading back. Today is Kayleigh's birthday, so..........

Happy Birthday Kayleigh!  Happy 18th Birthday!

I am looking forward to creating projects and posting them.  Thanks for visiting.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Hello Friends,

Last year I hosted a swap for 6x6 pages to add to one of our Desktop Calendars.

I wanted to show you the page for June which was made by my fabulous downline, Laura Widdison.  Here is the page and header she created.

Interested in becoming a Demonstrator?  Whether you want to join to build a business or simply to enjoy the discount, you will love being a part of the Stampin' Up! Family and my team of fun gals.

$99 Starter Kit Promotion

From June 1-30, 2010, you can start your own Stampin’ Up! business for just $99 with the special Mini Starter Kit!

The Mini Starter Kit—valued at over $180—contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

•Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)

•I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)

•Clear-Mount Block C

•Homemade single stamp*

•Whisper White card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)

•Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)*

•Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad

•Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad*

•Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad

•Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad

•Basic Black 1/8” taffeta ribbon*

•Color Coach*

•SNAIL Adhesive

*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit. Plus, new demonstrator who join Stampin’ Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Utah Divas International - Saturday Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends,

Time for another Sketch Challenge with Utah Divas International.  Here is the sketch for this week.

As soon as I saw the sketch, it reminded me of the notecards I made this week.  Click here to see them.  Sometimes you just need to send a card that doesn't have a sentiment to go along with it.
Here is what I came up with

As hard as it is for ME to imagine, there are people who don't like to stamp.  This card has just 3 stamped images and the rest is punches, and an Embossing Folder.  I am thrilled that Stampin' Up! decided to bring back many of the previous In Colors.  Riding Hood Red and Pink Piroutte are featured today.

Stamp Set: Circle Circus
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Pink Piroutte, Basic Black
Accessories: Circle Punches, Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Stampin Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Gift for Dad - Kit in the Mail

Hello Friends,

Everytime I make something with a Father/Dad theme, it takes me twice as long to create it now that my Dad has passed away.  Either the tears start streaming down my face and I can't see :) or I just think about all the happy memories and then my mind wanders and minutes later I remember I am creating something.
I made this project a while back and plan on adding some pictures of my Dad along with some journaling.

Stamp Set: Extreme Elements
Card Stock: Sage Shadow, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Nouveau Chic
Ink: Sage Shadow
Accessories: Tab Punch, Circle Punches, Heart Punch, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot, Serif Essentials Die

Looking for a Father's Day Gift?  Maybe you need something for that man in your life.  Contact me to order a Kit in the Mail.

Have a wonderful day!