Friday, May 29, 2009

Another Sneak Peek!

Anyone read Paper Crafts Magazine? The July/August issue of Paper Crafts features some of our new In Colors, as well as several new Designer Series Papers from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog! As you'll see in the image, the projects featured in the magazine contain an assortment of Designer Series Papers, some of which have new In Colors. They, along with many more great new products, will be available for purchase on July 1, 2009, when the new Idea Book & Catalog is released.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion

Today I would like to announce Stampin' Up!s Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion. From June 1-30 hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars and hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars. Sounds pretty cool, huh? Contact me today to schedule a workshop in June to take advantage of this great promotion. Don't want to hold a workshop in your home? That is not a problem! Customer and online orders qualify for this promotion too! Contact me to place a qualifying order, or place a qualifying on my web site between June 1 and 30th. You can even host a "Virtual Workshop" and qualify for this bonus as well! Feel free to contact me for all the details or with any questions you might have!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lemonade Stand Award!

I was surprised today to find that I had received an award! I received this awesome Lemonade Stand award from Alfred. Thank you very much Alfred!

Happy Birthday MG!

Today is my BFF Merrigrace's birthday (I pretty much CASEd this card here). We have been friends since kindergarten. It is so great that we have been able to stick together over all these years! :) She also just happens to be my Stampin' Up! upline, so I know she will appreciate this card!

  • Great Friend stamp set
  • Shimmery White, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Kiwi Kiss card stock
  • Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper
  • Basic Grey, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, and Kiwi Kiss ink
  • Matchbox Die and Big Shot
  • Eyelet Border Punch
  • Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon
  • Paper Piercer

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Anniversary Lenore!

Today is my downline Lenore's first anniversary of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Here is the card I sent her to congratulate here. I was inspired by this card here. Hope she likes it!


  • Hugs & Wishes stamp set
  • Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White card stock
  • Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper
  • Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons
  • Top Note, Beautiful Butterflies, and Little Leaves Sizzix Dies
  • Big Shot
  • Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon (retired)
  • Natural Hemp Twine
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
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Friday, May 22, 2009

2 Birthdays

Today is both my Mother-in-Law's and my daughter's daycare teacher's birthdays. I created a special birthday card for each of them. First, here is the card I made for my Mother-in-Law:

For this card, I ended up CASEing myself. I pretty much recreated the card I did here. I just changed the sentiment on it to make it appropriate for a birthday.

  • Oval All and Great Friend stamp sets
  • Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches
  • Whisper White and Baja Breeze card stock
  • Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper
  • Basic Grey and Baja Breeze ink
  • Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die and Big Shot
  • Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Sanding Block
  • Stampin Dimensionals

Next here is the card I made for Ms. Amanda:

  • Great Friend stamp set
  • Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, and Whisper White card stock
  • Parisian Breeze Designer Series Paper
  • Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon
  • Oval and Scallop Oval Punches

I hope they like their cards. As you can see I really love the Great Friend stamp set. I really hope that this one makes it into the big catalog!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Stampin' Up! Catalog!!

Do you want your NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog in June!!???

Guess what.. demonstrators have the opportunity to receive their NEW (July 09) catalog the first week in June!! It will arrive with the first order we place in June!! Isn't that too cool!??
So, if you are not a demonstrator yet, but want that new catalog in your hands in June, I'd love to talk to you about becoming a demonstrator now, so that you can place your FIRST order (at 30% OFF) in June and receive that new catalog in your order!!!! How cool is that!?

CLICK HERE to read the details about signing up for only $75 in May and to read the PERKS of being a demonstrator and a member of my team!
There will be new "sneak peek" sets available to order on June 1st, too... so it's a great time to order and get that new catalog too!

Don't want to become a demo, but still want a new catalog in your hot little hands as soon as possible? I have preordered them and should have them towards the end of June. Contact me to find out how to get a FREE copy!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Allison's Baby Book - 7 Months

Last month Allison turned 7 months (she is going to be 8 months this Friday!). Over the weekend I finally got her 7-month day photo printed and just added to her scrapbook yesterday! A month behind again. :) Anyway, here is her 7th month page. This page was made by my friend and neighbor Diane. You can take a look at my original post for all the details on this scrapbook.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kim's Workshop

This past Sunday I attended my downline Kim's monthly workshop. Here are the cards we created:

Monday, May 18, 2009

May Demonstrator Swap

Yesterday we had our monthly demonstrator swap. This month's theme was to create a 3D project and there were no restrictions on using retired products. For my project I decided to use my 3D Pop Up cake die again:

I was inspired by this card here.

But instead of creating a birthday card, I created a little Memorial Day/4th of July table decoration. I used the new windowsheets to attach the stars. It looks very festive, don't you think? Doing something similar like this would be cute for table decorations for a birthday, or wedding, or pretty much any celebration! :)

Here is Merrigrace's creation. This is a little purse using the Top Note die for the Big Shot and the Box die (which is hard to see in the photo).

Next, here is Lenore's creation. She made an explosion box. Very cool!

Next we have Kim's creation. She did a card with spiral pop ups inside. She used the Butterfly Die for the Big Shot, which is another thing I can't get enough of!

For next month's swap we decided to do make and takes. Kim provided us with a sketch that we are supposed to use to create a card. But instead of creating one for everyone, we will create one copy and then bring all the supplies so everyone can create the card themselves. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Should be fun!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Pop Up Cake

So I bought the new Sizzix Pop Up Cake die as soon as it came out and have finally used it! I have to say, I love it! It is so cool! I was worried that it was going to be hard to put together, but it is actually really easy! This is one of my new favorite things. So, without further ado, here is my masterpiece! :)

Here is the front of the card (note: I made this into a large square card, so my card would fit the way I wanted it to inside).

Here is cake in the inside:

I CASEd the color scheme and some of the layout from this card here. Well, like I said, I am loving this die and have some more things coming soon using it, so stay tuned!

  • Party Hearty Stamp Set
  • Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White card stock
  • Sweet Always Designer Series Paper
  • Chocolate Chip twill ribbon (retired)
  • Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
  • Scallop Circle, Scallop Oval, Wide Oval, and Oval punches
  • Chocolate Chip Ink
  • Regal Rose Marker
  • Sticky Strip

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Stampin' Up! New Catalog Sneak Peek!

The June issue of Creating Keepsakes features a die-cut favor box made with the new Stampin' Up! Fancy Favor Bigz XL die from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog.

NOTE: This product is not yet available. However, I thought you might enjoy an advance sneak peek. This amazing product along with many more new Stampin' Up! products will be available for purchase on July 1, 2009, when the new Idea Book & Catalog is released. Contact me to find out how to get a copy of the new catalog, when it is released, for FREE!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy (Late) Mother's Day!

I know it is a few days late, but I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! We went out of town to visit my folks in Southern California. I was so nice to be able to spend Mother's Day with my mom for a change! It was great to see everyone and just spend some time hanging out. For Mother's Day my brother BBQ'd for us at his house, which was actually pretty intersting, since he doesn't have any furniture in his living room. We brought lawn chairs from my parents house and had a totally ghetto fabulous time! :) Anyway, today I wanted to share with you the fabulous Mother's Day creations my girls made for me. First, on Friday I attended the annual "Muffins for Mom" party at the girl's preschool/daycare. This is the lovely creation they put together for me:

There is picture of both Aimee and Allison, some sweet sayings printed out on construction paper, and flowers. You can't really see in this picture, but on the vase are little flowers made out of paint and Aimee's finger prints, and one really big flower made out of Allison's foot print. I love it. So special!

Next, here is the card Aimee made for me at school:

The inside is adorable. She drew a picture of me and her and her teacher printed out something she said for the inside of the card. So sweet!

Next, my husband helped the girls each make a Mother's Day card for me, which I got on Sunday. First, here is the one he and Allison put together. Since she is only 7 1/2 months old, he wanted to trace her foot for the front of the card. Apparently, that didn't go too well, but here is the end result:

Don't worry, her feet don't really look like that! Ha ha. Below is the inside of the card. (FYI - her "Pottie" is her pacifier!).

And here is the card Aimee put together. First my husband downloaded some pictures that she had taken with her own camera. The picture on the cover is of her taking a picture of herself in the mirror.

Here is the inside of the card. There is a picture of her and I my husband took with her camera a while back. Unfortunately you don't get that great of quality from a Fisher Price camera, but it is still sweet! She also drew me a picture inside (not sure what it is!).

And lastly, my mom surprised me by making me a card herself! I have been trying to get her into card making since she has always been a crafting kind of person and was so impressed that she made me a card!

Well, now I just realized that I am going to have to think of something even better that I can have the girls do for their dad for Father's Day! Ack! I need to start planning now! Anyone have any fabulous ideas that would knock his socks off? If so, leave me a comment and help a girl out! :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Anniversary Squirrel

Today is my 9th wedding anniversary. Wow, I can't believe it has been 9 years already! So, today I wanted to share with you the card I made for my husband. For this card I CASEd the idea from one of Dawn McVey's cards. The colors are a little different as is the flourish, but the it is pretty close to what she did. Anyway, I hope Chris likes it!

  • Forest Friends, 2008 Holiday Tag Collection, and Heartfelt Basics stamp sets (all Papertrey Ink)
  • Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White card stock
  • Patterns Pack Designer Paper (retired)
  • Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango Ink
  • Scallop Circle and Circle punches
  • Scallop Edge punch
  • Button Latte
  • Linen Thread
  • Glue Dots
  • Flourish Die and Big Shot