Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Embossing Folder


Thought I’d share a card that I came up with after I got my new order.  This oval was done with the embossing folder, “Designer Frames”.  It contains 2 shapes, this oval and a handsome rectangle.  This card was so quick and easy.  Oh, the colors are the new Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade.  The smaller green flower is the center of the Lace Ribbon Border punch—I punched it out with the 3/4” circle punch.  When I punched them all out, I ended up with this cool border on this baby card:

I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blog Candy

I finally had a second to draw the winner of the blog candy.  Thanks to the 3 of you for playing!  Carol Manning is the name that Briana drew so your stamp set will be in the mail soon.

Try again soon!

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Hat Ladies

Our Theme this year at convention was GROW, so for opening night party, they suggested that we could wear garden hats.  I saw some pretty amazing hats and thought you might like to see them.  A lot of them were very creative using Stampin’ Up! products.  Enjoy. 

I’ll announce the blog winner today!  I think you each have like a 30-50% chance to win since only a few commented.


These Hee Haw girls had flamingos on their hats, I’m guessing something with their group name.


IMG_7637 IMG_7638 this young lady made her’s totally out of cardstock!  It was lovely.








This adorable girl decorated her hat with our fabric








This girl has aIMG_7636 whole wilderness theme going on on her head.  I think the other side had bears too.









Here’s Debbie in herIMG_7640 gorgeously decorated hat!  She made the rose and the butterfly and the pin she’s wearing!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Blog Candy

IMG_7629 Comment below  with the products that you see used in this display to be entered into the Blog Candy drawing.  If you missed the other posts this week, be sure to go back and enter them as well!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday Blog Candy

IMG_7632 Comment below with the products you see used here and you’ll be entered to win the FREE stamp set. 


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday Blog Candy

IMG_0119 Comment below

on the products that you can see on this display to be entered to win the FREE stamp set

Here’s a sample of a IMG_7761cute 12 Days of Christmas project that was shown on stage.  Inside is one of the ‘bingo cards shown above and a little baggie with numbers.  Instead of using it as a Bingo card, it’s used as 12 days of Christmas countdown.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sample Blog Candy

IMG_7692 Okay, here’s just a sample of how you can earn the blog candy this week!  Look at the photo, find as many items as you can that are made with SU products.  Name those products in your comment and you’ll be in the drawing.

For instance, In this picture I see: Big Top Birthday DSP pg. 186, Big Top Quick Accents pg. 187, Big Shot Perfect Pennants Die pg. 221, Sweets for the Sweets stamp set pg. 65, Up Up and Away stamp set pg. 63, Ribbons pg. 195

Tuesday Blog Candy



Comment below with as many SU items that you can recognize in this display to get your name in the drawing.  Hint: Notice the sign.

Convention Highlights

Just had to share some of the fun that we experienced at convention last week! 

Watch  the Highlights Video













BLOG CANDY: Every day, I plan to post a picture from convention and by the end of the week, I’ll draw a winner of a stamp set—How you can win: Comment on the picture with which  items  from the catalog/mini catalog that you see used in the picture.  Each comment will enter you in the drawing for the Blog Candy—a clear mount set—Birthday Bakery (2010-2011 hostess set)

Our Wonderful Group, the Joyful Heart Stampers:













Dinner at The Garden on our only free night:


View from The Garden:



Thursday, July 7, 2011

New for 2011—Ribbon Assortment—Artist’s Choice

This share includes my choice assortment of new colors and styles of ribbon. It will include 2 yards each of the following: 1 1/4" grosgrain in Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi, 3/8" taffeta in Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede, 1/8" taffeta in Regal Rose and Baja Breeze, 1/2" Scallop Dots in More Mustard, Old Olive and Eggplant Envy, Denim Jean in both artichoke and blue, Plus Chantilly Crochet trim.

That's 28 yards of assorted, fun ribbon at your crafty fingertips.

#AC  Artist's Choice Ribbon Assortment- $25.39 (add $2 if not a local pick up)

All ribbon shares wrapped and packaged for your convenience

Also, be sure to check out my other product shares so that you can get your hands on lots of new products fast and at a fraction of the cost!

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Stamping Fun

I apologize that these pictures are not great…my son  dropped the lens to the camera and so it will not focus—I couldn’t get far enough away to get a great picture but with a little help from Picasa, hopefully you can see how much fun I’ve been having.

A few of the swaps I’ve been working on:


This is Love and Care from the Mini catalog.  You can still choose it as one of your hostess sets.  Here are the prices:

W 123020 $14 Hostess

C 123022 $10 Hostess

I also use 2 new In-Colors:  Pool Party and Island Indigo, along with my Old Olive.  The DSP is #122367 Paisley Petals

And I’m really bummed that you cannot see the fabulous new Pool Party Polka Dot Brad.  I’m making 60 of these. 

Tip: This is stamped on Watercolor paper, to get the effect, I had to mess with it alot.  Finally figured it out—I spritzed lightly with a water bottle, had to make sure it was moist but that there was no water noticeable on the paper, then I inked the stamp with 2 ink spots (Old Olive, Island Indigo) then I had to huff on it good before stamping on the moist paper—the color pops if you get it right, it runs if you get too much and it is very light if you get too little.  You may ask,  “what’s the use” but I think the end product was worth the practice.  Good Luck! 

I plan to add the Island Indigo ribbon instead of the Victorian, as soon as it gets here.


Okay, I’m stuck on Island Indigo!  It’s a gorgeous color. 

This card done with Uncharted Territory

#120456 cl $14.95

And the bottom was done with this printing plate (it was a FREE gift from SU so I thought I’d try it). 

Tip: I inked it up with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink—the ink spot—then laid my paper on top and ran it through the big shot.  It’s slightly raised and printed very evenly—they all did—all 50 of them.  Yes, this is a swap!

Now, several pics of cards Connie and I did for her meeting tonight using the Posy Punch Hostess stamp set.


   I think it’s a lovely stamp set that coordinates with the Fancy Flower Punch. Quick and Easy!



















And my favorite card!  I think it’s the color combination  and the houndstooth pattern on this flower!  original idea by Cheryl (thanks for sharing)

In Color Club

We have a new catalog and 5 fabulous new In Colors to play with and I know you want them!!  To make it easier to get all, I am offering you a chance to join my In Color Club.  Each club needs five members to play.  5 Members, 5 months, 5 In Colors—What a match!

in colors

In Color Club (please note: the word club just means you get FREE stuff too)

Each month you will receive the following items in one of the five colors (Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Calypso Coral):

  • Classic Ink Pad
  • Package of Smooth Card Stock
  • Classic Ink Refill
  • Stampin' Write Marker
  • 5 yards of the new 3/8 Ruffled Ribbon
  • 16 Polka Dot Printed Designer Brads
  • 10 sheets of Designer Series Paper

As a member one month you will be able to add an additional $25 in FREE merchandise to your package—this can include the fabulous  hostess items.

Cost per month is $36.50 (add $5 if you need me to ship to you each month) and at the end of five months, you will have stamp pads, ink refills, card stock, ribbon, brads, designer paper and markers in all 5 colors.

This club will start July 10th and your credit card will be charged on that date.  I will then order all the items, package, and send them to you by the end of the month.

Email me right away if you are interested and I will get the needed information from you so we can start ASAP.

****Also, be sure to check out my other product shares so that you can get your hands on lots of new products fast and at a fraction of the cost!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Please Join me Today….

and begin earning the next big trip or just a little cash for that extra project.  Get your stamp/scrap book supplies at a constant discount! 

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:



Friends, Fun, and Fabulous Products!
  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies

*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

 christmas keepsake project kit

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit--all for just $99! Download the starter paperwork now! Contact your demonstrator to get started today.


Also, I’m still accepting gals into my Master Mind Program for those who want to earn some real cash and promote their business growth---all levels of commitment.

Download the form here..

Joining is easy, just contact me today and I can help!

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