Monday, April 30, 2012

Fun night

Hello Friends,

Tonight, Lisa and Julie my two amazing friends and I are sitting in Lisa's stamp room just having fun.  We wanted to have a night where we could sit and make our own things.  It didn't take me long to decide what I was going to do.  I have LOTS (and lots) of the Simply Sent Kits.  I want to have a bunch of cards that are ready to write and mail.

It also didn't take me long to know I would use my "Friend" sentiment from the "Family Reunion" stamp set for the cards shown on the right.  I am leaving the cards on the left 'blank' to send for whatever reason.
Post a comment letting me know what your favorite Stampin' Up! product is and you may be the winner of a pack of these fun cards.

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Summer Smooches

Hello Friends,

Our Summer Smooches promotion ends Monday April 30.  This has been a fun promotion where my customers have been able to order items from the Summer Smooches suite.  These items *except for the Fabric covered brads and the stencil* will be available in the new catalog starting June 1.

The Fabric covered brads have sold out already - so sorry!  They really are cute. 
• A Word for You
• Bright Blossoms*


Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper*


Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad®
Island Indigo Stampin' Write
® Marker
• Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write
Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads*
Stampin' Dimensionals
Decorative Label Punch

*Part of the Summer Smooches Special Offer April 1-30!
Click here for more information about the Summer Smooches Promotion.
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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Pretty Purse

Hello Friends,

Just a few more days left to purchase the cute Purse Die.  It will be available in the new catalog starting June 1, but if you don't want to wait that long, you will need to purchase it before April 30. 
If you know me well enough, you will know I have approximately 70 purses and I will be getting ready to sell a lot of them soon.  I know I know - I can barely believe it.  Now I can have as many purses as I like with this cute die, in all colors/patterns and they won't take up as much room :)

To create this project you will need -
• Bright Blossoms* (Available until April 30 or June 1)
• Made for You


• Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper * (Available until April 30 or June 1)
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Lucky Limeade Card Stock


• Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad®• Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
• Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
* (Available until April 30 or June 1)
• White Baker's Twine
• Brights Brads
• Boho Blossoms Punch
• 1/2" Circle Punch
• Big Shot
• Petite Purse Bigz™ L Die
* (Available until April 30 or June 1)

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Click here to see the retiring accessories list

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Join my Team for only $99

Hello Friends,

Beginning May 1, you can join my Stamp to the MAX team for just $99.  This is not a promotion for a certain amount of time.  It is an ongoing deal.  Whether you would like to join for business purposes or to purchase fabulous projects as a papercrafter, the choice is yours !!  This offer will give you the perfect start to their businesses--their way! It will also help you more easily share the Stampin' Up! opportunity with your customers.

When you join Stampin' Up!, the choice is yours to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products--you can choose up to $125 worth of any Stampin' Up! products! You'll also receive a business supplies pack (valued at $65) to create a kit with a total value of $190 that still ships for FREE!

Along with a fabulous support from Stampin' Up!, you will be part of my Stamp to the MAX team.  Coming up in July, we have our annual Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.  You will be able to join us for this amazing event. 

Call me on 801 897-0429 or e-mail me at for more information.

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Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Accessories Retiring List

Hello Friends,

The Retiring Accessories List is available. 
Be sure to order any products on this list before it's too late.  Some items have sold out already.

Click here to see the list
Click here to see the Definitely Decorative List.  This particular line is completely going away.

When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.
The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images. They will be available for customer order on June 1.
In addition, please note the following changes in the new catalog, which explanation some of the products being on the retired list:
  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered.
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections.
  • Any item with an asterisk next to it is being reconfigured. An example of this could be repackaging, as in the example above of the markers.
  • Craft Ink Pads (other than black or white per above) and Craft Refills will no longer be offered.
  • Classic Ink Refills (other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors) will still be available.
  • Stampin' Spots are being discontinued. Stampin' Up! may possibly reconfigure & sell some of the Classic Ink Spots.
  • Other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors, the Stampin' Up! colors are NOT retiring.
Two items that were included on the Retiring Accessories List are not actually retiring. We have updated the lists to remove these items.
208 108360 Craft Scissors
208 103579 Paper Snips

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Exciting News - FREE Stampin' Up! Catalogs!!

Hello Friends,

I have some exciting news to share ! The Stampin' Up! catalog is almost ready to be unveiled.  As always you are in for a treat when it comes to top notch stamp sets, paper and embellishments to name a few.

Would you like to get your hands (and eyes) on the new catalog soon?  Sooner than June 1?

Catalogs will be available for pick up from my house or can be directly delivered to your door.  Place an order of $35 or more between April 25 and May 15 and you will receive a FREE catalog sent FREE PRIORITY MAIL.

If you join any of my clubs starting in JUNE - you will receive a FREE catalog.  My club members meet once a month and we make some fun projects.  If you are interested in joining, please e-mail me at 

If you would like a catalog delivered to your door - the cost will be just $5.  Let me know if you would like me to put you on my mailing list.

My new Stamp to the MAX rewards will begin in June.  For every increment of $50 of product purchased (before shipping and tax), you earn a Stamp to the MAX star.

 When you have collected 10 STARS, you will be able to choose any price stamp set from the Idea Book and Catalog or current Mini Catalog.  Wood Mount or Clear Mount - you choose!  You can order your FREE stamp set as soon as you have 10.

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Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hello Friends,

Every 3 months we get to go to Stampin' Day at work.  We are given the product to make the projects.  They turn up the music - today I was reminded of my younger days with Fleetwood Mac :) and we sit and chat and stamp.  The only thing missing was chocolate :)  The 'Mom' card was easy for me to make but when it came to this card - Father's Day - well I got a big lump in my throat and a tear in my eye.  I had to actually bring this one away and finish it at home. 

So very grateful for wonderful parents!!!  

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

5x5 Art Journals

Hello Friends,

I am having a fabulous time making up some cute journals.  The 5x5 journals are available in my online store.

I use all kinds of Designer Series Paper along with embellishments that include Ribbom - always include ribbon :)

On Board 5X5 Art Journal
Item #108495
Price: $6.95

This book is more than just a journal. Use it for scrapbooking, collecting recipes, sketches, writing, making to do lists, jotting down quotes, taking notes, gift album, and a thousand other uses. If you want to add pages of any color, use Stampin’ Up!’s Spiral punch and insert the pages. Stamp it, cover it, decorate it, and make it your very own. You’ll love having a place to record all your life moments.

■ 79 gauge chipboard cover
■ Cover dimensions: 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"
■ 20 pages of 5" x 5" Very Vanilla card stock
■ Bound with brushed, 3/4" Silver wire binding
■ Stamp or cover the chipboard cover for a personalized look
■ Designed exclusively for Stampin’ Up!
■ Stampin’ Up! debossed logo on the back cover

My sweet friend Phyllis made one for me as a gift (when I was her SAM) and I just had to use her idea for my journal collection.

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Going Going..........

Hello Friends,

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know how much I LOVE the Big Shot.  I use it ALL the time.  This card base was made using the Top Note Die. 
This stamp set - Uncharted Territory is one of the many that will be retired as of June 1.  Be sure to order any of the retiring stamp sets thru my online store by clicking here.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hello Friends,

I always love receiving cards in the mail.  I recognized the hand writing right away.  Shelli Gardner who is the CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up! and also happens to be my employer made me a birthday card. Shelli makes and sends every employee a card on their birthday along with a gift card.  I am always grateful to receive them.

 I have especially been inspired by Shelli's creations as I love simple yet fun cards.  You will probably recognize the color combination of this card as In Colors.  What a great idea for using scrap pieces of card stock. 

Here's the envelope -

Next Tuesday is my monthly card class here at my house.  If you would like to join a wonderful group of ladies and make 5 or 10 cards, then please click here for more details. Unable to attend?  You can receive cards in the mail.  E-mail me at for more details.

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Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Retiring List

Hello Friends,

It's here! There are lots of Stamp Sets on this list.  If you see some you like, be sure to order them now so you don't miss out! The new catalog begins on June 1 - so we need room for lots of new stamp sets.  The retired accessories list will be posted on April 25.

Have a new catalog delivered to your doorstep.  If you place an order (minimum $50) thru my online store anytime between now and April 23, you will receive a catalog for FREE.

If you are planning on joining one of my hostess clubs in July you will receive a FREE catalog. Otherwise, you can order one from me for just $5.

Be sure to let your family and friends know about this.
Click here to see the Stamp Set Retired List

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Clearance Rack

Hello Friends,

Stampin' Up! has just added 55 new items to the Clearance Rack and there are some 'AMAZING' deals.  You won't want to miss them. 
Simply go to my online store by clicking here.  Log into your account or set one up if you don't have one already.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Hello Friends,

I seriously want to be able to give everyone who left a comment on my Blog Candy post last week an Everyday Enchantment Tote Bag.  Alas, I cannot!  I used Random.Org and here was the result.

True Random Number Generator11 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

The winner (#11) was - thebridgeamit said...
my favorite was the everyday enchantment paper for sure (I'm horading five packs of it,) but if i pick that I also have to say the Fresh Vintage stamp set! They go so well together! 
April 9, 2012 10:13 AM

Please e-mail me at with your name and address and I will get your Tote Bag on its way to you :)

More Blog Candy coming soon !

55 new items have been added to the Clearance Rack - Check out the awesome deals by clicking here!

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pals Hop - Oh Baby!

Hello Friends,

Oh, Baby! It's time for the Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous cards and projects for babies and children that we think you'll enjoy!
You've probably hopped over from Marian Kay's blog at, I'm stop number 6 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in!

Living in Utah, I always need to have some baby/Mom gifts on hand.  This book has blank pages for the Mom to decide what she would like in it. Maybe pictures, comments about her newborn, messages from friends and family.

The decoration is simple yet elegant.  A piece of Daffodil Delight Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. (Blue or Pink Ribbon can be used if you wish.)  I attached a 'key' with some linen thread.  I punched out a "Daffodil Delight" circle and a Very Vanilla "B" using the Big Shot and ran them through the Big Shot using our Embossing Folders.  I added some Pearls and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Susan at stop number 7 on the Babies and Children Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Thanks for helping me out of a tight spot

Hello Friends,

There are many times when I need a 'masculine' card to thank someone who is involved with scouts.  My son John is a cub scout and last month at card class, John had soccer practice and pack meeting righ after each other.  I needed to send a card to the Scout Leader who gratefully accepted my plea to bring John home after the event.

Old Olive, Basic Black and Whisper White was my color combination.  I ran some aluminium foil through the Big Shot using the plates and got a wonderful layer for this card.  I used the sentiment from the Totally Tool stamp set and that was it. 
I 'totally' need to make a stack of these cards.

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Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Blog Candy

Hello Friends,

Sale-A-Bration is over for another year!  How fast did 3 months go? ;) Todays blog candy is a Tote from the Sale-A-Bration offering. (Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper).

All you have to do is leave a comment posting which Sale-A-Bration item was your favorite this year.  I will use to choose a winner from the entries. 

Check back next Wednesday to find out which lucky person will receive this blog candy. 

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Happy Easter !

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Friends Forever

Hello Friends,

Have you had a chance to download the FREE Express trial of My Digital Studio yet?  If not click here and get started :)

The picture in this layout was taken at Leadership 2011 in Nashville.  Such good buddies :)  Terri made the layout using My Digital Studio.  Absolutely love it!  It has given me a great idea for making pages with my excess stock of the wonderful "Everyday Enchantment" paper from Sale-A-Bration. 

Pictured from left to right -
Jenny Peterson, Kimberly Van Diepen, Katherine Allen, Christy Schroeger, Terri Mongeon, Maxine Conrad and Cathy Casey.
LOVE these gals xx

Be sure to download the Express Trial offer and join for lots of ideas, tips and suggestions.  Be sure to let me know if you have any questions -

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Elly's Memory Book

Hello Friends,

Last night one of my friends from England (who is Scottish :) stayed the night.  She was heading back to England and as I live closer to the airport than the friends she was staying with, she stayed with us to make that easier. 
I suggested she invite friends over who she knew from her mission to London or friends in general.  It was a great evening.  I served Root Beer floats along with other light (the chocolate cake was not so light :) refreshments. 

I created this book for Elly so she could have her friends write messages in it for her to remember this fun evening.

The Blossom Punch has become one of my favorites and am using it a lot lately.  I chose Real Red, Whisper White and Bashful Blue for my color combination.  I used the Serif Essentials Alphabet set along with my Big Shot to cut out "Elly".

I am going to plan a Mothers Day class/Kit in the mail using this idea. Detials coming soon.

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Have a wonderful day!