Monday, May 31, 2010


Hi Stampers!!

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 demonstrators 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 to get started!

This is a totally FANTASTIC deal!!! So again, if you have ever thought about becoming a demonstrator....NOW is the time!!!

I will be back again to post the Last Chance List once I am able.....if you want to see it right away....go to my SU website.

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!



Hi Stampers!

This is my second post for this Memorial Day...but I wanted to give you all a head's up on a special that is starting tomorrow as well.

From June 1-30, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 when you purchase a special $99 Mini Starter Kit. This limited-time kit contains over $180 of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies. None of the products in the Mini Starter Kit are retiring this year; plus, new recruits will get a box of 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogs in July!

This is a FANTASTIC deal if you have ever considered becoming a demonstrator. I'll post all the details tomorrow!!! WooHoo....I can hardly wait for tomorrow!!!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!



Hi Stampers!

Well....tomorrow is June 1st....which means that Stampin' Up! is going to post the LAST CHANCE LISTS for both stamp sets and accessories!!! So...check back here tomorrow and I will have the lists for the you!!!

Today...I don't have a card to share....I haven't had much of a chance to stamp the last couple of days and today I am busy painting the room that my mother-in-law is going to be staying in for awhile.

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!


Sunday, May 23, 2010


Hi Stampers!

This post is mostly for those folks who are local....but even those out of town are able to join in as well.

This coming Saturday I am having a SUMMER MINI OPEN HOUSE. Here are the details.....

Saturday, May 29th
10 - 2 p.m.
at my home

Here's what to expect.....
FREE Make-n-Take
FREE Shipping on all orders placed (even if you can't attend or are out of town)
Sign ups for clubs & classes
Pre-order your 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog
and of course.....LOTS of FUN!!!

Some reminders....My FREE STAMP SET offer is only going to be available until MAY 26th.....So, if you join my team before then, I will buy you the stamp set of your choice.

I am still offering my FREE COLOR BUNDLE to anybody who holds a qualifying workshop or places an order for $150. The Color Bundle includes a Classic Ink Pad, Classic Refill, Marker, and a pack of cardstock.

Hey, for those of you who are out of town, how about having a "Virtual Workshop". Get your friends together and submit your orders as a qualifying workshop and I will mail the hostess a Make-n-Take Kit with enough materials for all who ordered to make a the hostess still qualifies for all hostess benefits AND the FREE Color Bundle.

Also, for those close to home.... hold a qualifying workshop before November 30th and qualify for my HOSTESS APPRECIATION PARTY where you'll be pampered with food, fun and FREE stuff!!

Well....I'm off to prepare for this Saturday.

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!


Thursday, May 20, 2010


Hi Stampers!

Today I am posting the swaps from my Monday stamp club......

This card is by Janeen Best....
Here's Michelle Barnes card....
Ruth Berberian made this card....
Here is what Jamie Slater made....
I already posted mine.....but here it is again....
Well, that's all for me today.....until next time, find some time for stamping!!!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Hi Stampers!

Yesterday morning I was playing with my new stamp set WATERCOLOR TRIO. Wow! do I LOVE this set! It is in the current SUMMER MINI CATALOG.......and we will be using it at my upcoming SUMMER MINI OPEN HOUSE on May 29th.

I used an Old Olive ink pad and markers (Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry) to color on the images....which I stamped on a piece of textured vanilla cardstock, which I lined with a piece of Melon Mambo. I used the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder under that and the card's base is Old Olive cardstock. The 5/8" Old Olive satin ribbon is featured in the Summer Mini too. I think the card turned out really nice considering I started out not even intending to make a card :-)
Stamping is sooo FUN!!!

Well....that's all for today....until next time, find some time for stamping!!!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hi Stampers!

I hope your week is going well.....we have had a GREAT week.

Last week I went to my upline's for a demonstrator meeting.....we discussed many things about our SU businesses including the recent Color Renovation, etc. We also made a Make-n-Take using the set AWASH WITH FLOWERS, which will be available in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog ....where is what we made.....
What is cool about this card is that the Top Note portion is what opens....this is what the inside looks like....
We used the Color Spritzer tool.....this has become one of my favorite tools!!! It just adds that special "zing" to whatever you spritz!

Also, the big news around our house is that our cat, which we thought had vanished (we live in the country where our cats are here one day and gone the next) came back.....and she had had 6 KITTENS!!! We didn't know exactly where at first, but after searching we found them in a wood pile in the back of our property. The kids brought them up to the house and they are now living under our BBQ....they are ADORABLE!!! Here's a couple of pictures that Madison took of them....

OK, well, that's it for me today.....until next time, find some time for stamping!!!


Monday, May 17, 2010


Hi Stampers!

Today, I'm going to show you what I did with my club leftovers. They were leftovers from this card. Elements of Sytle is such a WONDERFUL stamp set....a definite MUST HAVE!!! Here is a picture of all 4 fours cards (sorry the picture isn't very good).....What you can't tell from the pictures is that each floral image is sprayed with the new Smooch Spritz sprays that are being offered in the Summer Mini. They are the BEST!!!!
Then here are close-ups of each one....except the red one which was already posted.
This last one shows the envelopes I made to match....
I will be giving this set away at my upcoming SUMMER MINI OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, May 29th from 10-2pm at my home. So, those of you in the area are welcome to drop by anytime....I will have a FREE Mak-n-Take and other goodies. I will also be offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed that day. So, those of you who don't live in the area.....please email me your orders since this is a special that I am offering, not SU.

Last, but certainly not least.....I wanted to show you Steve with the other woman in his life :-) ......yes, that's Jesse, our sweet black lab! Aren't they just the CUTEST couple??!!!
That's all from me.....Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!!


Friday, May 14, 2010


Hi Stampers!

I have been busy stamping....but also busy doing some "business" stuff too. As I said, I am going to be working on beefing up my Stampin' Up! business and part of that includes updating my blog. So, I have added a few new side bar buttons.....all of which are links to important information about current SU promotions, the new color renovation, and the SU Clearance Rack (which is VERY COOL). So, check those out!!!

I have taken some pictures of cards that I've recently made....but it is after midnight right now and I'm too bushed to upload those. I will post again tomorrow.

Oh....a friend asked me to help her with some thank you I am working on that too. They are for some gals who helped set up dessert at our church's recent women's conference. The dessert was, of course, the thank yous need to look like cupcakes, right? :-) I've made the template so tomorrow I want to work on actually making one of the cards. I think we are going to get together and make all of them on Saturday if we do, I will be sure and take pictures.....and I better get with it so that we have something to make!! is WAY past my until next time, find some time for stamping!!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Hi Stampers!

Hope your week is going well....mine is....although the days seem to sure go by quickly!!

Today I wanted to let you all know that I now have a Stampin' Up! website just for me!! Click HERE to take a look!! And then be sure to bookmark it so that you can return often!!!

It contains all kinds of important information such as:
Current SU promotions
A link to SU's online store so that you can place your orders directly
Links to all current catalogs
Information on becoming a demonstrator along with a
"Join Now" link where you can actually sign up online
(I can email you the password)
LOTS of creative ideas, and
A calendar of all my events with information about each one.

I am going to be working at increasing my SU business this I appreciate your visiting my blog and being interested. Thanks!

I am waiting to receive all the swaps from my club.....and I will post those when I get them. I also made a pretty set of cards today based on one of the cards that I made at club.....once my camera battery is charged I will take a picture of them and post it.

And speaking of this set of cards.....I made them as a door prize for an upcoming Summer Mini Open House that I will be having on Saturday, May 29th!! If you're in the area and would like to attend.....please contact me!

Well....that's all I have for today. Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Hi Stampers!

Well.....I recently told you about the big Color Renovation, but I wanted to let you know a bit more.

Stampin' Up! is making some BIG changes in their color palette on July 1st. After MUCH research, SU will do an extreme makeover in their color collections. They will condense their colors down to 40 (excluding the In Colors) and break those down to 4 collections....Brights, Subtles, Regals, and Neutrals.....condensing the colors also means having to retire some much-loved colors. I think they have worked to come up with the best of the best in colors.

Below are 2 color charts showing these changes. The first one lists all the colors that are retiring on June 30th....
This second list is all the new color collections along with some new colors.......
I am SUPER EXCITED about these upcoming changes....even though change can at times be hard.

For those of you wanting to stock up on retiring pads, re-inkers, paper, need to hurry and order because some stock is "while supplies last". SU is not going to order more paper, etc. when their inventory runs out.....they will substitute textured cardstock for the regular when it runs out....but when all their supply is's GONE! So, don't wait too long to order those favorites!!!

This would be a perfect time to take advantage of my FREE COLOR BUNDLE.....for more information click here.

Well......that's it for me today.....Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!



Hi Stampers!

Today's card uses the Elements of Style stamp set from the new Summer Mini. This is a GREAT pretty!!! I sure hope this set stays around!!!!

This card's inspiration came from the demonstrator only website Stampin' Connection. The demonstrator's name is Kim Ransom. I changed this card up just a bit.....and I LOVE how it turned out!!!
The card is pretty simple.....I used watercoloring to color the flowers and what you can't tell from the photo is that I sprayed the flowers with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz which is also in the Summer Mini. These Smooch Spritzes are SO COOL!!!! I hope SU carries them over to the new year!!!

This was the second card that we made at my monthly stamp club yesterday evening.

Well, that's all folks!! Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!


Monday, May 10, 2010


Hi Stampers!

This is my second post for the day.......but I wanted to post this before too much time passed.

I wanted to let you know of a SPECIAL that I am offering......For anybody hosting a workshop with sales totally $150 (before tax and shipping) or for anybody placing an order of $150, I am offering a FREE COLOR BUNDLE (over $20 value). Remember, whether you place an order or host a workshop....BOTH qualify for the hostess benefits as well!!!

Classic Stampin' Ink Pad
Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Stampin' Write Marker
Cardstock (8-1/2 x 11, 24 sheets)

You pick the color! This offer is from me and you will need to contact me to take advantage of this special offer and NOT order from my website.

I am also offering a FREE STAMP SET (up to $47.95) to anybody who wants to join my team and become a demonstrator. This is in addition to the great offer from SU of 2 Workshop WOW DVD's for FREE.


You can choose from the Standard Starter Kit ($199 including shipping) over $335 value.....the kit includes:

  • Five complete stamp sets
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Card stock
  • Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool
  • Five Classic Stampin' Pads
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist
  • Blender pens
  • Business forms and tools
ENG_Demo_Starter_Kit_2009-2010.jpgThe Standard Starter Kit

or the My Digital Studio + Starter Kit ($185 including shipping) over $295 value.....the kit includes:

  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin’ Write markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1” double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

The My Digital Studio + Starter Kit

Both these kits can be customized to you! Both of these kits also offer a Scrapbooking add on for $50...which can also be customized to suit you.

You can sign up ONLINE by going to my SU website and click "Join Now".....just email me for the password!!

The offer of the free stamp set is only available until May 26th!!!!

The free Color Bundle is available until June 30th.

Well......that's it for me today. My monthly stamp club is meeting tonight, so I will post our swaps soon!!!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!



Hi Stampers!!

Thanks for dropping in!

Today's card is one that I cased from another demonstrator who had posted it on the demonstrator only website Stampin Connection. She doesn't have a blog, but her name is Renae, she is the designer of this cute card. I pretty much copied it exactly....which I don't do very often. I usually change something, but this's an exact copy! We are making this card this evening at my monthly stamp club.

I used the Tart and Tangy stamp set.....which is a DARLING set!!! It doesn't show up in the photo, but I put Crystal Effects on the cherries to make them pop! Other than's pretty well a straight forward card. Bashful Blue, Real Red, and Whisper White are a perfect combination! (Sorry....the colors are a bit faded out in this picture.)
Well, that's it for now......I'll be back later today to tell you about a couple of FREE offers!!!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!


Sunday, May 9, 2010


Hey there Stampers! Thanks for taking the time to pop in!

Today, I wanted to show you the card that I made for my stamp club swap.....I used the always-beautiful-no-matter-what-you-do Inspired By Nature stamp set. This really is such a GREAT set....very verstile!! You can't really tell from the picture...but I painted the tops of the flowers with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint....they look REALLY PRETTY in real life!!! If you haven't bought these.....they are still available.....they're great and easy to use too!!
Since Stampin' Up! announced their Color Renovation, I have been trying to use up all my soon-to-be-retired cardstock. My card's base is Close to Cocoa. I used Lovely Lilac for the liner and the flowers....the grass is stamped with Certainly Celery and the flower leaves with Old Olive. The flower tops are with Chocolate Chip....I didn't have a Close to Cocoa marker ;-)

Just in case you've been out of touch with the world.....Stampin' Up! (SU) recently announced that they are renovating the basic color families.....and retiring a bunch of "regular" colors that have been around for a few years. I am VERY EXCITED about this new change.....I think the new color organization is going to be the FANTASTIC!!! I think SU has picked the BEST OF THE BEST colors....and what is SO COOL is that they are bringing back some retired In Colors.....and what's even COOLER is that most of the colors they are bringing back are some of my FAVORITES!!! WooHooo!!!! HERE to see the new color families.....and click HERE to see which colors will be retiring.

Well.....that's it for me today. Hope you come back.....I will be posting my clubs' swaps soon!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!


PS: I should add that the sentiment is from the long ago retired stamp set Say It With Scripture. I cannot bare to ever part with this is one of my favorites!! Wish they would bring that one back :-)

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Hi Stampers!!

I wanted to share with you the card that I made to go with the baby quilt that I had made using the Big Shot (you can check out that post here). This card is for my husband's neice who had a baby boy. We were going to go to Colorado to see them but our plans have changed, so I will be mailing it to them instead.
Well, that's all for today....until next time, find some time for stamping!!


Friday, May 7, 2010


Hi Stampers!

Today, I wanted to let you know about some promotionals that Stampin' Up! is offering.....

Did you know that May is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH??!! Yes, it is.....and in honor of that Stampin' Up! is offering FREE designer brads with the purchase of any of the qualifying stamp sets or My Digital Studio....

Stamp sets

PageDescriptionWood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price

Extreme Elements

115181 $26.95 --- ---

Framed with Love**

114389 $27.95 --- ---


113706 $27.95 --- ---

Circle Circus

115778 $28.95 --- ---

Elements of Style

118611 $27.95 120045 $19.95


119910 $27.95 120105 $19.95

Elements de style

119900 $27.95 120099 $19.95

Rough Type

118659 $26.95 120072 $18.95

Sentimental Journey

118513 $23.95 120075 $17.95

First Day

118521 $23.95 120051 $17.95

Camino a la Escuela

120152 $23.95 120154 $17.95
*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set!

My Digital Studio software

PageDescription Item Price
32* My Digital Studio 118108 $79.95
*From Summer Mini Catalog

Designer brads ~ FREE

Page Description Item Retail Price Price with Qualifying Purchase

Flower Designer brads

112579$5.95 FREE

Filigree Designer brads

112577 $5.95 FREE

Circle Designer brads

112571 $5.95 FREE

Star Designer brads

112572 $5.95 FREE

Also, did you know that Stampin' Up! Starter Kits aren't just for career demonstrators?

How Does a Hobby Stamper Benefit?

  • Chose from Two Kits: The Standard Starter Kit (Now $199) and Digital + Starter Kit (Now $185) offer over $295+ in Stampin' Up! products and include free shipping. Customize the kit with your choice of stamp sets, ink colors and more (of equal or lesser value).
  • Sign Up On-line. Get immediate benefits. Simply email me for my password.
  • Fill your Wish List! Receive 30% off your first order of $150 or more plus qualify for hostess benefits.
  • Enjoy 20% off every day.
  • Imagine being able to view and order select new stamps and products one month in advance of catalog releases!
  • There's no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you decide to drop. You keep all your cool goodies.
  • To remain active, $300 in total retail sales is required per quarter. This includes your own purchases and customer sales (based on retail prices).
  • PLUS, through May, Stampin' Up! is offering 2 FREE Technique DVD's!!! These will be fantastic!!!
If you have any questions about either of these promotions....please do not hesitate to contact me.

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!


Thursday, May 6, 2010


Good Morning Stampers!

Hey, I wanted to share with you a few more birthday cards that I sure was FUN getting them!! Makes me realize that I need to be better about getting cards in the mail to others......goodness knows I definitely have enough of them laying around :-)
These cards are all so creative and WONDERFUL!! I love seeing different styles and techniques....the last one with the fish has a really interesting background, not quite sure how she did that, I'm going to have to try and find out. It's also layered with a clear window sheet.

Well....until next time, find some time for stamping!!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Hi Stampers!

This week I have been working on a technique swap for a meeting with my Stampin' Up! upline this Friday......I'll just say right now.....using different techniques is NOT something that I normally do, so it has been good for me to do this. I'm SO prone to just doing pretty much the same I'm forcing myself out of my comfort zone.

Anyway....for our swap all we are doing is showing a technique on a Top Note.....not making a whole card. Here is what they look like.....I made 6 just like this, with instructions on the back.
I will come home with 5 different technique cards.....which will be stored on a ring by the eyelet....and since each one will have instructions on the back, it will make it real easy for me to be brave and try a new technique!

Anyways....before I made these I had to experiment. So, with the "rejects" I made the following cards.....
Both of these cards are pretty much exactly the same.....except for color. I will add that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE this new stamp set....Elements of Style.... that is in the new Summer Mini catalog. It's GREAT!!! I'm going to be using this set LOTS!!

Well, that's it for me today.....until next time, find some time for stamping!!!



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