Thursday, April 28, 2011

Guess what I found?

Hello Friends,

Last month when I visited Elmer, NJ for a Demonstrator Event, I stayed with one of my great friends, Kristin Kortonick.  Just before her husband Mike took me to the airport, I was able to make cards at Kristin's class.
I was so thrilled to be 'invited' - it was so awesome to be a guest at the class and not the teacher.  Everything cut out and ready to go.

Here are the cards we made.  I am ready to head back to PA tomorrow and guess what I found in my case as I was packing.  YEP - these gorgeous 4 cards that I made. 

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Guest Stamper - Brandy Cox

Hello Friends,
I have mentioned many times how I am so grateful to Stampin' Up! for all the friends it has brought into my life.  Take Brandy for instance.  I met Brandy last year at our annual Convention.  She is so cute, so kind, so well mannered, softly spoken, absolutely fabulous kinda gal.  You know the kind of person you meet and instantly you LOVE them. 

Well not only is Brandy all of the above but of course she is very creative too.  Look at this gorgeous card she made.  She used the Fabulous Florets from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog. Way to go Brandy!

If you are interested in joining our Stamp to the MAX team, please contact me for more details.  I would love to have you join us and make the best friends ever.

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Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 25, 2011

MDS Monday

Hello Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful Easter.  I have been so busy lately, I haven't had chance to do a fraction of what is on my 'to do list'.  Kayleigh (my college daughter) came home this weekend and I spent a lot of time with her and so this week I have to work overtime :)

Today is MDS Monday with Utah Divas International.  We had to create a project with a Spring/Easter theme using 'butterflies'.

The 'Designer' card came in very handy today due to my time restrictions.  All I had to do to this card was add the butterflies.  LOVE it :)  The card was ready made and saved so much time and guess work.

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To see what the rest of the Design Team came up, click here.

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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Don't forget.....

Hello Friends,
You have just a little over a week to take advantage of the SPRING IS BLOSSOMING promotion.

Click here to shop online 24/7 - Don't forget the Grab Bags and the Clearance Rack.

Have a wonderful day and Happy Easter :)


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Love & Care

Hello Friends,

When I got home from work today there was a box on the porch left by one of my favorite people - The UPS guy :)  I brought the 'goodies' into my stamp room and my kiddos said "Let's make Grandma a card".  As they have 2 Grandma's, we had to make 2 cards :)

I cut the card stock and the ribbon and after getting the stamps and ink ready, they got to work. I guided them the best I could. Olivia just loved the cute leaf stamp :) What a cute card made by such cute kids for such cute Grandmas :)

This stamp set - "LOVE & CARE" will be available as a Level 2 Hostess Set beginning May 1.  Be sure to e-mail me at or call me on 801 897-0429 to book your workshop.  You will have the chance to earn this fabulous set for FREE in your choice of either wood mount or clear mount.

Stamp Set: Love & Care
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Classic Ink: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Snail Adhesive

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Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wonderfully Wicked Wednesday #7

Hello Friends,

For the month of April we are to use cogs, clocks, circles etc for the Wonderfully Wicked Wednesday challenge on Utah Divas International.  I am getting great use out of a stamp set I have overlooked for a while - "Sense of Time". 

I love this color combination - Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla.  The base is Early Espresso with a layer of Pretty in Pink ran through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I used the DECORATIVE ACCENTS Die with the Big Shot - always reminded of how wonderful this product is.  I stamped the Clock from the Sense of Time Stamp Set using Early Espresso ink and cut it out.  Yes my friends you read that correctly - CUT OUT.  If you follow my blog, you will know I do not like to cut :)

I used the Decorative Label and the Modern Label Punches for the sentiment from the Cute and Curly Stamp Set.  I then added a piece of Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon.

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #32

Hello Friends,

YAY! Finally got my submission into Utah Divas International for the Color Challenge this week.  I really enjoy these challenges, especially when they are colors I am most comfortable with.

Here are the colors we were given to work with this week.  LOVE it :)
I used Basic Gray as the base color and then added a layer of Daffodil Delight.  I ran it through the Big Shot using the FRAMED TULIPS Embossing Folder.  My next layer is Basic Black using the FLOWER GARDEN Embossing Folder which will be available in the upcoming Summer Mini.

I used Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and ran it down some Sticky Strip with cute little folds. 
I stamped the image from the FOUR FRAMES stamp set - Check out the promotion :)
Next I added a sentiment from the "YOU'RE A GEM" stamp set from the Occasions Mini.  I used the Daffodil Delight Stamp 'N' Write Marker and then used the Spritzer Tool (you cannot tell in the picture:( to add some color to the 'white space'.
The Color Spritzer tool can turn a Stampin’ Up! marker into an airbrush. Use this technique to create beautiful airbrushed effects. It’s great for card making, scrapbooking, and all types of paper crafting. This is a must for your creative "tool belt!"

■ PVC bulb with an insert for placing a marker with adjusting screw nozzle

■ Black with matte finish

■ Easy to use

Item # 107066

Price: $12.95

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To see what the rest of the Design Team came up with, click here.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

MDS Monday

Hello Friends,

Finally!  I got to play with MDS and join in our MDS Monday with Utah Divas International.  This card took 2 minutes.  LOVE this software.
We were asked to create a "Spring Themed" project. 
The base of the card is Daffodil Delight. I then layered it with Bashful Blue, added an image from the "Charming" stamp set using Whisper White and added a sentiment from the "Define your Life" stamp set using Night of Navy.

It really pained me not to use any embellishments but with this gorgeous image, I didn't think it needed any.

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Have a Seat

Hello Friends,

I just love Basic Black and Very Vanilla together.  What a fabulous color combo.  It is amazing how I have a plethora of colors to choose from and can always make something with just two basic colors.
I used Basic Black for the card base, with a layer of Very Vanilla inside and on top of the card.  The one on the front I ran through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I then used another awesome Die - Top Note.
I stamped the image from the Have a Seat Stamp Set and used the "i miss you" sentiment from the Three Little Words Stamp Set using Jet Black Stazon Ink.  I added 2 Black (Neutrals) Brads using the Paper Piercing Tool. To finish it off, I added a piece of Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

Perfect little card created in less than 15 minutes.
Leave a comment today letting my readers and I know what your favorite color combination is.

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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Summer Mini Sneak Peek

Hello Friends,
I don't go to work on Fridays so I always enjoy a good part of the day in my Stamp Room.  This morning I wanted to create something using a stamp set that will be in the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog - Fabulous Florets.

A couple of new products here !  The "Flower Garden" Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, "Fabulous Florets" Stamp Set and "Beyond the Garden" Designer Series Paper.  Boy am I ready for Spring?

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets (Summer Mini), Blessed to be your Mother(Occasions Mini)
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Classic Ink: Daffodil Delight
Craft Ink: Whisper White
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Paper Snips, Pearls, Scallop Edge Punch

Tiny strips of Card Stock add dimension and additional color to a card.

If you would like a copy of the Summer Mini Catalog, please e-mail me at to request yours.  (If you already have a Demonstrator, please contact her.)

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Style Watch product line

Hello Friends,

Stampin' Up! offers combinations of stamps and accessories specifically designed to work together to create a pleasing, consistent feel. These combinations simplify the project-making process--you can choose a theme, select its coordinating products, and plan your project. Here we present projects to demonstrate various project types you can make with one style.

Each year we’re excited to share our exclusive collections inspired by the season’s hottest trends. We consistently refresh our Style Watch lines to make sure we’re providing up-to-date stamp sets and embellishments that fit your style and coordinate effortlessly.

Product Coordination

Each collection features products that coordinate in color, texture, and theme. You may see different components in each line, but you’ll always see several stamp sets, a coordinating alphabet or wheel, and several embellishments (think Designer Series paper, punches, ribbon, Accents & Elements, Rub-Ons, and more) to put the finishing touch on your projects.

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Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Multiple Sclerosis Proceeds

Hello Friends,

A HUGE thank you for all of you who purchased cards to support MS and placed online orders during March.  I raised $535 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  It was a tiring month but worth every minute of it.

I appreciate you so very much.  From the bottom of my heart - THANK YOU !

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guest Stamper - Martha

Hello Friends,
 I am MIA :) Life is busy, busy at the moment.  I have quite a few classes and workshops planned for this month and I am planning lots of fun things. I have some seats available for my 'Masculine card class' at the end of the month and of course you can order kits in the mail.  E-mail me at for more information.

I am always inspired by Martha.  She makes beautiful projects.  I just love this stamp set and love this card.  Martha is one of my team members.  If you live in the Logan, UT area, be sure to contact her.  Her blog address is -

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

FYI - Spring is Blossoming

Hello Friends,

This months promotion *Spring is Blossoming* enables you to purchase a Stamp Set (Four Frames) and Designer Series Paper (Paisley Petals) with a $20 purchase.
The stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Decorative Label Punch.

I used a stamp set that I haven't used in a long time! "FYI" - It is full of wonderfully cute sentiments for the inside of your card.  The one I will never need to use personally is "I'm expecting" ;)
For this card, I used the notecards (cards that are cut and scored, ready to go). I added a strip of DSP and then the sentiment finished off with some Early Espresso 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.

This is the inside of the card -
I then made up cards using a piece of all the paper in the pack.  The card shown a the top shows a 'step up' from these cards.  This is a perfect way to create note cards in a hurry or for simplicity.

The FYI stamp set offers nearly a dozen phrases you can use whenever you want to create a card that sends a certain message. Birthday wishes, words of encouragement, and thoughts of friendship--it's all here

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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Hello Friends,

You can see who is on my mind today!  When I created this card for the Utah Divas Color Challenge this week -

I was thinking how I could change the sentiment and colors as I really liked the layout.  This morning, after I had chatted with my Mom, I decided to re-create this card using her favorite color PINK. 

Mothers Day is coming up!  How about sending a handmade card for your Mom or someone special?  E-mail me at if you would like to purchase a handstamped card or if you live close by, consider coming over and making it for her :)

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Have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Punch Art and Sweet Treat Cups

Hello Friends,

One of my very talented Canadian Friends, Heather Summers comes up with some fabulous ideas to create 'Punched Art'.  Stampin' Up! punches make it easy to create some cute things, such as this frog. 
Here are the punches you will need to create this -

•Feet - Oval Circle Punch

•Legs - Wide Oval

•Body - 2 1/2 inch circle with the 1 3/4 inch circle punched out

•Head - Oval die for the Big Shot

•Eyes - 1 inch, 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch circles

Have you used the 'Sweet Treat Cups' before?  You can do so many fun things with them.

Do you know the secret for making absolutely irresistible cards? Add treats! It's a snap to do with our Sweet Treat cups. Fill a Sweet Treat cup with goodies and adhere it to the card. You can also purchase Sweet Treat padded envelopes to hold your creations.

■ 2-1/4" diameter including self-adhesive base

■ Cup fits through 1-3/4" hole, so it's sized to work with our 1-3/4" Circle punch

■ Approximately 1/2" deep

■ 12 clear, molded cups per package

■ Food-safe

Sweet Treat Cups Item # 116802 Price: $2.95

How about hearts? 

Perfectly coordinated with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch, the Heart Treat Cups are the product of choice for all your lovey-dovey projects. Fill Sweetheart Treat cups with your favorite treat. Includes 12 cups with adhesive liners.
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Sweetheart Treat Cup #120435 Price: $2.95

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wonderfully Wicked Wednesday #5

Hello Friends,

Time for a Wonderfully Wicked Wednesday Challenge.  Leslie Banks our Coordinator for this challenge gave us this -  "Mr. Wizard's Gears and Cogs".
The Design Team has come up with fabulous ideas and interpretations for this challenge.  I am loving the "Sense of Time" Stamp Set.  I have had it quite a while and haven't used it as much as I would have hoped. This is literally a time thing (no pun intended:) I have so many fabulous Stampin' Up! products and it is always fun to use a set I don't use too often. 

Stamp Set - Sense of Time
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper - Newsprint
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Accessories - Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Paper Piercing Tool, Mini Clips, Antique Brads

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #30

Hello Friends,

I have missed being part of this challenge for the past couple of weeks.  I have already taken a peak at the submissions for this week and they are ALL awesome.  Love this color combo.

I love the pictures that Gretchen shares with us for the color challenges and I must admit I really did want to 'fall into this bed' when I saw it.

Stamp Set - Petal Pizzazz, All Holidays
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Classic Ink - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake,
Accessories - Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Chantilly 1/2" ribbon, Early Espresso (Neutrals) Brads, Early Espresso (Neutrals) Brads, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Paper Snips

Check out what the rest of the team came up with by clicking here  Be sure to join in.  We would love to see what you come up with using this awesome color combo.

Have a wonderful day!