Saturday, October 30, 2010

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

Hello Friends,

LORD OF THE RINGS!!!  My co-workers totally deserved to WIN!  Their costumes were fabulous.  They each played their roles very well.  I told Sean Douglass, (Shelli's son in law) that I would help him with his accent when he came up to me and said 'Shire' :)  Absolutely fabulous!

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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween 2010 - Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

When you walk in the front doors of the Stampin' Up! Building in Riverton, this is what you see :)

My co-worker Becky.  I just have to tell you that she is one person with a lot of team spirit.  I asked her if she had a closet full of 'dress up' stuff - she really has an outfit and accessories for everything. 

If you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you will recognize ALL these faces.  These gals (and guy) happen to be some of my very favorite people to work with.
Back Row from left to right: Shannon (surprised she does not have a diet coke in her hand :), Carrie (sure she will be scrapbooking these pictures as I type this :), Brian, Amanda and Ellen
Front Row : Holly and Donna

WOWZERS!!! This really was a highlight of the day for me!  I was in awe at how awesome this really was.  There were cookies and treats galore.  Anyone who has black licorice for me will win my heart :)  This picture really does not do this justice. 

Here is Selma - She is just the most sweetest, wonderful person.  She has so much energy and ALWAYS has a smile on her face. She had a way cool treat at her desk - candies with scoops.  If you have been to Founder's Circle you will know what I am talking about ;)

Here is Ellen with 'the real' Snow White.  When I first met Ellen I thought to myself "wow - I really want to be her friend".  That thought became reality.  She is an absolute gem! We found out we both have something in common.  Both our Fathers passed away - Both of us loved/love them immensely :)

Look who took 1st place for 'Individual' Costume!  Rightfully so!  Awesome idea :)

And finally, another bunch of awesome people I work with.  Loved their costumes and their decor.......they took 2nd place for Decor.

Message to my fellow Demonstrators "Be(e) in Compliance" :)

Come back tomorrow to see who took first place in costume. You will NOT want to miss it. 

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Hello Friends,
Today was our annual Halloween Party at work. Most of you know that not only am I a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator but I am an Employee also.  I cannot praise Stampin' Up! enough!  The friends that this company has brought into my life are countless.

Each year, we as Demonstrators have the opportunity to earn an Incentive Trip.  The one we are working for at the moment is a land based trip to Disneyworld in Florida.  I am one of the many working hard to earn this.  We as the SAM team decided to dress up as "Snow White and the 7 dwarfs".  We have 6 SAMS dressed as the dwarfs along with Renee Wright who is part of the DBD program and Snow White - our fearless leader, Jim Pitt.  We even had the witch of course and the Handsome Prince.

We won first prize for the Decor :)

The pumpkins at the top of the post were decorated by our Supervisor, Jim Pitt.  He painted a picture of all the dwarfs and amazed all of us with his amazing talent. 

Here's Snow White - also known as Jim Pitt, our Supervisor who painted the pumpkins.  Man of many talents, I tell ya ! :)

Here we are in the Cottage.  Back Row: Doc (Terri Allen), Sleepy, (Maxine Conrad), Snow White (Jim Pitt), Bashful, (Natalie Snell), and Dopey (Becky Hubbell)
Front Row: Happy (Jen Bates),Grumpy (Renee Wright) and Sneezy (Felicia Alires)

My desk which was turned into my bed :)

Our witch was played by the 'awesome' Rett Christensen who is one of our Demonstrator Business Developers.  KUDOS to Rett for his amazing creativity.  He actually won a prize for being the most 'scariest' in the Contact Center.  He decorated this whole 'witch' area.

Getting ready to 'poison' the apple :)

"Who is the fairest of them all?"

My cute daughter "Olivia" is the fairest of them all :)

We truly had a magnificent day! I work with the most wonderful people.  I have never had a job where we have had so much fun.  Come back tomorrow to see pictures of other Stampin' Up! employees.

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Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Marker Club

Many Marvelous Markers - by Stampin' Up!
Hello Friends,

Our Stampin' Write markers are fabulous.  I have owned them ever since I became a Demonstrator.  Coloring is a favorite past time of mine.  They cost $109.95 and I realize that is a lot of money to come up with for a box of markers.  I have offered a way to get them all with 4 monthly payments before and it has worked out very well.  Doing it this way also allows each "Marker Club" member to receive Hostess Benefits too.
We need 4 club members to join.  The club will run for 4 months to allow each person to be a Hostess.  When the 4 months are over, this is what you will have:

* 38 Markers - Subtles, Regals, Brights and Neutrals PLUS the In Color Markers - Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz.  Total of 43 Stampin' Write Markers

* The Carrying Case which cannot be purchased seperately

* Hostess Benefits - One Level 1 Stamp set PLUS $15 in Free product of your choice

Cost: Marker Club commitment for 4 months is $40.00 (This includes shipping and tax)

You will be allocated a month that you will be hostess. During this time you can add to the order (Ask friends and family) so your hostess benefits will increase.

RSVP if you would like to sign up for my Marker Club.  By becoming a club member, you receive special discounts throughout the year including classes and stamp camps.

Once I hear back from 4 people - the club will begin :)

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #7

Hello Friends,

Time for another Utah Divas International Color Challenge.  I wanted to come up with something that would be easy to duplicate as I had a few to make for our "Graveyard Gala" this Halloween.  The colors for this challenge worked really well. 

I started by using Chocolate Chip Card Stock for the base.  Next was Crumb Cake which I embossed with the Spider Web Embossing Folder.  I adhered that to the base.  I then made a 'Scalloped Edge Envelope Die' using the same Embossing Folder with Cajun Craze Card Stock.  I adhered that using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I stamped the grave from the Graveyard Gala Stamp Set in Basic Gray.  I wrote the details of the event using the Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Marker and then adhered that with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Very Simple, Very quick and Very fun :)

Click here to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with.  We would love you to join in our challenges.  Give it a try!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Birthday Card for my daughter

Hello Friends,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Yesterday was my daughter's birthday. I am still refusing to believe I have a 20 year old :) I made this card for her. Natalie gave us quite the scare this past July. If you didn't hear about it - Click here to read about her wreck.  We witnessed a miracle and will never forget God's mercy to her and our family.

I wanted to make it bigger than the 'usual' card so I just used a full sheet of card stock and scored it and folded it in half. I LOVE the "Greenhouse Gala" Designer Series Paper and the BIG flowers make it so easy to 'fill' a card. I used 1" strips of Early Espresso Card Stock and used one of my favorite punches - the Scalloped edge punch.

I added some ribbon -Early Espresso 5/8" Grosgrain and Pear Pizzazz. I punched out 4 Early Espresso hearts and adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals. I then used the Decorative Label Punch to punch out from Whisper White. One of my favorite stamp sets is "Curly Cute". I stamped this sentiment onto Whisper White Card Stock with Early Espresso Classic Ink.  I added a 'pearl' right above the 'i' in birthday :)

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Hello Friends,

Here it is BLOG CANDY!  I am so grateful to you, my blog readers for checking out my blog on a frequent, even daily basis.
This can be yours FREE.  For everyone who places an online order between now and October 31, your name will be entered into a drawing.  I will pick a name on November 1.  The exciting part is I will have THREE of these to give away so I will draw 3 names.  
Wondering what is in the brown paper bag? Here are the contents!
An assortment of Ribbon, Eyelets, Fleurettes, Cordorouy Buttons, Snowflakes, Large Grommets, Soft Subtles Buttons.

Placing an online order is very easy! If you need any help or assistance, or have any questions, please e-mail me at  There is no minimum dollar amount to be entered into the drawing. 

Don't forget the "Bundle Promotion" is going on.  Click here for more details!

What about the Clearance Rack?  Savings up to 60% - Click here to go there!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lil' Pumpkins

Hello Friends,

These cute little gals (Aren't they just the cutest?) are the daughters of my fabulous downline, Laura Widdison.  She bought the purple shirts and then added the lil' pumpkins with the use of our Build-A-Bear die and Big Shot.  Aren't they just the cutest?

I have mentioned many times how grateful I am for the wonderful friends that Stampin' Up! has brought into my life.  Two years ago, I was introduced to 'Laura Widdison' by her husband, Dirk.  Dirk 'interviewed' me!  He told me his wife was interested in becoming a Demonstrator and he asked me several questions.  I thought it was so awesome.  In those 2 years, Laura has absolutely amazed me!  She is a very successful 'business' Demonstrator.  She has recruited, she has sold product and has become a very special friend. 
This month Laura promoted to Manager.  I am ecstatic.  She has brought more friends into my life and I am excited to meet them at our team meeting in November.  Here is what Laura wrote:

"I love working with Max, and I am so happy that I chose her to be my upline! She is always helpful and encouraging -- like having a personal cheerleader. :) She helps me to keep track of my progress and goals, and of course we always have fun, too" :)
Laura Widdison

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Be sure to come back tomorrow - I have some amazing Blog Candy to give away :)

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Digital Studio Update

Hello Friends,

I am having so much fun with our MY DIGITAL STUDIO software.  It makes scrapbooking and creating other fabulous projects an absolute breeze!

The My Digital Studio version 1.0.5 update is now available. With this latest update, you will receive functionality upgrades as well as access to seven new professional print output products--including a trifold card, a journal, a 5.5" x 6.5" calendar with easel, and four postcards.

It is important that you have the most recent version of the My Digital Studio software prior to installing the Professional Print Product Update.
Updating your software:

•If you have installed the initial update (version 1.0.1), simply click "Help" and select "Check for Updates" in the My Digital Studio software. The update will be performed automatically.

•If you have not completed the initial update, download the My Digital Studio update for a PC (version 1.0.1), or download the My Digital Studio update for a Mac (version 1.0.1). Then, complete the steps listed above to get the most recent update.

•Please note: once you download and install the update, your My Digital Studio software will display as My Digital Studio "" in the About My Digital Studio screen under the Help menu.

Along with these great additional project options, nearly all of our current professional print products have been permanently reduced approximately 15-60 percent--just in time for all your holiday printing needs! Click here to see the updated pricing!

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Last day to sign up for next weeks card class - click here

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Let's get ready to BUNDLE

Hello Friends,

The holidays are that time of year when people make the most cards, wrap the most presents, and give the most gifts—which makes it the perfect time to host a workshop so I can help you with your holiday needs! In your holiday workshops, I can help you design and create your amazing holiday cards, beautiful packaging, and cherished gifts.

You will love avoiding the holiday crowds while getting you card, packaging, and gift-giving needs met—and enjoying a much-needed timeout for yourself during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
ABC's of the Perfect Handmade Holiday!!
Create Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts this holiday season.
From October 19 - December 16 you can choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin' Up! products - perfect for creating cards, gift packaging, and gifts...all at 20% off!

Here are some samples~

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #6

Hello Friends,
I am really enjoying 'Fall' this year.  Last year we went from boiling hot to freezing cold, but FINALLY we are getting some nice weather before the freezing cold.  The mountains here in Utah look beautiful with the various colors.  This weeks color challenge was fun to get out some of those fall colors.

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

Stamp Set : Day of Gratitude
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Very Vanilla
Classic Ink: Concord Crush, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Old Olive Striped Ribbon, Modern Label Punch

Interested in joining us for our monthly card class?  How about cards in the mail?  Contact me at or call 801 897-0429 for more information.  Click here to see details of this months class.

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Click here to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with.  We would love you to join in our Color Challenges. 

Have a wonderful day!