August 9, 2008


Good Saturday morning all!! Today is scrapbook Saturday and I decided I needed to make an all Stampin' Up! page - not hard to do because I LOVE everything they have - LOL! So, I decided to reach for my favorite dp and stamps, and got to work! Yes, that IS Tart and Tangy I am using, along with Summer Picnic DSP- they made it into the new catty, whoohoooo!!!! I am so excited, since I LOVE these!!!! And, yes, I know that my journaling strips are crooked, believe it or not, I did it on purpose - no, really, I did!!!! I have been wanting to scrap these pics of my daughter and her best friend (and little sister) when we lived in Florida - the unfortunate thing about being military is that we move around so much - they now live in Michigan and we are in California!! We hope to see them again soon though! Anyway, the girls decided to set up a lemonade stand using our lemons and managed to get every driver who went by to stop and buy some lemonade - some of them paying waaaaayyyy too much for that tart little cup!! But, they are all cutie pies so that is why I think so many people stopped. Well, the two older brothers saw how much the girls were making and volunteered to make the lemonade when it started to get low in return for a cut of the profits - LOL! The girls agreed, everything went fabulous, and when they were all done, Tony took them to Dairy Queen to buy ice cream with the money that they made! This is one of my favorite memories of that summer - they had fun, made their own money, and got to reap the benefits!! So, I will leave you all with the recipe as I have a couple of workshops to get ready for and I have NO idea what I am going to do yet - LOL!!!! One is for 15 ladies who want something to do with scrapbooking and one is for ten women who want to work on holiday cards. So, I best get to work!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Page Recipe: (all products SU!)
Paper - Kraft, Only Orange, Summer Sun, Naturals White card stock, Summer Picnic DSP
Inks - Ruby Red, Summer Sun classic stampin' ink (journaling strips printed on computer) Stamps - Tart and Tangy and Big Deal Alphabet Stamp Sets
Accessories - 1 3/8 inch and 1 1/4 inch Circle Punches, Corner Rounder Punch, Photo Frames Punch, Maize narrow grosgrain ribbon (retired), Coluzzle, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ruby Red buttons, mini glue dots

August 8, 2008


Happy Friday all! It's time for the Stamp Something Challenge which is being hosted by the very talented DT member Becky this week! Becky challenged us to a color challenge using blue, green, and pink - love those colors! We could make anything we want, and use whatever shades we wanted, but it had to be those three colors. I thought this was a fabulous challenge and decided to use my Pretty Amazing stamp set for this one since I had just ordered it right before Convention and love it!! I think the stamps are just gorgeous in this set! I also used my Holiday Happenings Designer Series paper - it is brand new and part of a Hostess Level Three bundle in the new catty! Isn't it purty????!!! Love it! This is a fabulous challenge ladies, so get on over to the Stamp Something site and check out what eye candy the other DT members have left! And, give it a whirl yourself and upload the link to the site so we can all see the wonderful creations you come up with! But for now, I will leave you with the recipe for this card because I have a workshop to get ready for! I just love it! And, I will be giving them the new catties - whoohoo!!! Can't wait to see the excitement! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, see you tomorrow for Scrapbook Saturday! Smooches!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Old Olive, Blue Bayou, Pink Pirouette card stock, Holiday Happenings Designer Series Paper
Inks - Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Stamps - Pretty Amazing stamp set
Accessories - Silver Hodgepodge, 1/8 inch circle punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Designer Label Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Button Bouquet buttons, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, mat stack and paper piercer, two-way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter

August 7, 2008


Oh yeah, love Thursdays because I get to showcase another fab sketch from Tamara and this one ROCKS - I have used it on four different cards to send out, I just love it! And, I am previewing another new set from the FALL/WINTER catalog called Flight of the Butterfly - oooh, you know this is right up my alley!! My butterfly is actually two different stamps - one stamped on top of the other, and there are several stamps in this set that you can do this with!! I KNOW this one is going to be a favorite of mine, I mean hey, it's butterflies - LOL! I actually double stamped mine so it has 3d wings (click on the pic to enlarge) and I love how it looks! I will leave you with the recipe for this one below! Please make sure you all stop over at Tamara's and check out what the rest of the Design Team has done, they seriously rock and I know their takes on this sketch will just WOW! you!! And, if you decide to do the sketch (and I really hope you do), please leave a link so we can check it out! I know I would love to see what you come up with!!! Here is the recipe -
Card Recipe: (all items SU!)
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Pirouette Pink card stock, Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper

Inks - Chocolate Chip, Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Stamps - Flight of the Butterfly stamp set
Accessories - Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Chocolate Chip narrow grosgrain ribbon (yep, it's back!!) Photo Corners Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Button Bouquet buttons, Two-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds
So, are you ready for some more sneak peeks from Convention?? I tell ya, I am soooo excited about the new lines coming out, and I just love sharing it with you! Here are some more fun pics to share! Okay, now I know for some of you, this first image is enough to make you giddy with excitement - yep, cupcakes!! Not one set, not two, but THREE cupcake sets - and this huge one is awesome!!! Can you just imagine the possibilities with this??? And, hello, check out the new ribbon on these bookmarks, isn't it just
yummy? That wide pink pirouette is gorgeous, look at the new felt fusion in CHOCOLATE CHIP, and the fabulous new buttons! And, of course they brought back the CC ribbon - whooohoo, happy dance!!!! And, check out the new in-colors ribbon! I just love it!! This next picture shows some more of the beautiful Designers Series paper coming our way in the new Catty - isn't it marvelous??!!! Think Ginger Blossom in a whole new color scheme!!! I am so lovin' all the new DP - I can't wait to get my hands on it! And, last but not least, another peek at the new Decor Elements in the next phase - just look at those swirls and those letters - aren't they great??!! I can totally see something like this on my wall in my living room - and I bet you WILL see it pretty soon - LOL! So, that is all I have to share with you today - check back tomorrow for even more sneak peeks and another card using a new set from the upcoming Catalog! I hope you are enjoying these little teasers as much as did at Convention - I just want to share my excitement over the Rockin' new products coming our way from this fabulous company! I hope you all have a wonderful day - Smooches!

August 6, 2008


Hi all!! Well, I made a card with one of the new sets that will be available in the catty called Eastern Eclectics - and it is FABULOUS!!! I totally love this set, it is beautiful! And, it goes so well with that new yummy dp Bella Rose - aaaahhhh, just adore this paper! So, here is my sample using this new set (yep, we got this one at Convention!) - aren't the flowers gorgeous!! And, I did not even use them all!! The sentiment is actually from my Fresh Cuts set - I love the script on these and reach for them a lot because of this. So, I will leave you with a recipe for this one! Oooooh, I am so excited about these new sets! And, guess what?? Starting on August 11th, there will be a sale - yep, a sale, on never before sold sets AND THIS SET IS INCLUDED - WHOOHOO!!! Yep, SU! is offering a 15% discount on selected sets with no minimum purchase required! I will provide the link once you are able to access the catty but if you like this set, remember to get it while it is on sale!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Inks - Rose Rd, Old Olive, Regal Rose Stampin' Write Markers, Rose Red, Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pads
Stamp Sets - Fresh Cuts (sentiment), Eastern Eclectic(available August 11th)
Accessories - Small and Large Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Old Olive ribbon, Green square rhinestone, Old Olive brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer

And, here are some more pics from Convention...Remember I told you about the fabulous new dies and Big Shot that Stampin' Up! is now going to have? Check out these gifts Shelli made for her daughter's upcoming baby shower - EVERYTHING is made using our new exclusive dies - whoohoo!! Aren't they beautiful??!!! The details on these are amazing, I just love all the things you can create with these dies! She made tags, flowers, a pacifier holder, a little gift basket, and all kinds of
on that gorgeous diaper cake. And, then we got to see a really cool project using the Decor Elements - on a frame!! Wouldn't this look great on your wall? I just fell in love with this one! Both the words and the big swirly designs are from Decor Elements, and then you just add some fabulous Dp (sneak peek!) and a photo and you are done. This sure would make a wonderful gift, especially with the holidays coming up! And, here is a peek at another new stamp set featuring this darling little bear and "skeeters" - LOL! This set is sooo going to be mine, it is too too cute! Lots you can do with this one too! Lastly, I wanted to share this gorgeous bag made out of some of the new designer series paper that is going to be in the new catty - isn't it just beautiful!! I totally love it and the rest of it is just as gorgeous!!! Oooh, this is the best catalog yet - and I am not kidding!! I hope you liked my sneak peeks, I will share another project tomorrow using another new set for Tamara's sketch challenge! So, until then -have a fabulous day!

August 5, 2008


Hey all! Well, as promised, I am back with a card AND I am announcing the blog candy winner! I also want to share some news from Convention so grab your coffee, this is a long one - LOL! First, the card! I made this for my very special friend Corinne (aka Roxy) who I finally got to hug at Convention!! She is just as sweet as can be, and beautiful to boot!! I am so very glad I got to spend some time with her at Convention, love ya girl! So, I made this card especially for her using our new Bella Rose Designer Series paper and the True Friend Stamp Set. I will leave you with the recipe.

Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Black car stock, Regal Rose card stock, Old Olive card stock, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Ink - Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad and Stampin' Write Marker, Old Olive Stampin' Write marker
Stamps - True Friend
Accessories - Mat stack and paper piercer, Ticket Corner Punch, Build-a-brad, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Black brads
And now, I am bettin' you would like to know who won the blog candy....well, I guess I should tell ya - LOL! Because of the way I did this, I had to give each days posting one entry for each person so I could not use BUT I did it the old-fashioned way, cut up the little pieces of paper, and had my son draw the name. So, the winner is.........Denise Lynn, Whoohoo!!!!! Send me your addy Denise and I will get your candy right on out to you! As for everyone who participated, thanks a million for sticking by me while I was away last week, you are all so wonderful!!! And, stay tuned, there will be more blog candy soon! And, now for some more Convention news: guess what we are getting? A BIG SHOT - WHOOHOO!!!! Yep, that's right, Stampin' Up! is teaming up with Sizzix to bring us the BIG SHOT with beautiful exclusive dies - can you believe it??!!! Just look at these fabulous pictures of some of the projects made by none other than Shelli Gardner herself! Arent' they just sooooo cute??!! There is a pizza, a cute reindeer ornament, a cute santa ornament, and a wonderful tag she made for her daughter's baby shower - all made with the exclusive dies that are labeled as Shelli's signature products - I am soooo excited!! These will be available to order for all of you on the 11th of August so if you are interested, please let me know!! I will have them in my hot little hands here shortly and will start to make some projects for all of you to see! Isn't this just the greatest news??!!!! And, if you are lovin' the Decor Elements, check these out - they are enough to make you drool! Arent' they gorgeous??!!! I justlove all the new choices and versatility available in Phase 2 - I cannot wait to start putting these beauties on my walls!!!! I am so doing my daughter's bedroom in these flowers you see here, the colors are so perfect!!! Can't wait!!! So, that is all I have to share with you today - tomorrow you will get another sneak peek at some more great things coming your way! And, if you don't have a catalog and would like to have one, please email me and let me know - they are free with a $50 order or $9.95 to purchase on their own! 'Till tomorrow - toodles!

August 4, 2008


Hi all! Well, I am back from Convention and OMG - what a wild and crazy time I had!! So much fun to see everyone, learn new techniques, SEE THE NEW CATTY, and RECEIVE FREE STAMPS - WHOOHOO!!!! Oh, how I wish it wasn't over already because now I have to wait until January for Leadership - LOL! It was such a fabulous experience!!! I was sooooo excited to see all my friends again AND see some that I only know through blogging but now have been able to meet in person! It will be a memory that I cherish forever!!! I don't have anything creative to share today, but I do have some fabulous pics that I would love to show you all!! And, I am going to be posting some projects and sneak peeks tomorrow, so make sure you are here! I am also announcing the blog candy winner tomorrow so stay tuned!!! So, for now, these pics will have to hold you over (sorry Peggy, I know you were expecting something fabulous, lol!) The first two pictures are of me standing under and by the signs in the Stampin' Up! building where everything happens!! What a fabulous place to go to work everyday - you wouldn't even have to pay me - LOL! The second photo is me and Kimberly, my fabulous upline and more importantly, my friend! Seeing her again just warmed my heart. She is a wonderful person - and one of the best demonstrators out there.....ummmm.....can you say NUMBER 7 IN THE COMPANY????!!!!!! WHOOOHOO!!!!! Isn't she just fabulous -here is a picture of her when she found out and they called her up on stage (I bawled like a baby!) I am so very excited for her and damn proud of her - that woman worked her patoot off this year to meet her goals and just look at her now - you go, my friend!!! I just love ya, Kimberly! Now, this next pic shows the fabulous and crazy women in our Stampers By the Sea Group - it was so nice to see how many of them could come, many of whom I got to meet for the very first time! I will cherish knowing each and everyone of these gals, I just think we have the best group around! They are funny, talented, warm, friendly, and just so much fun to be with! I really enjoyed meeting the ones I only knew through email and seeing some of my old friends from Florida again! And, speaking of good friends, LOOK WHO I GOT TO HUG AT CONVENTION!!!! Yep, my very own good friend Corinne AKA Roxy - oh, that just made my whole trip - I love ya girlie!! She is just as cute as can be, and I miss her already!!! And, two of my fabulously funny and wonderful roomies, Peggy and Michele - Peggy makes me laugh, she is just a sweetie, and Michele, well, I feel lucky to know her, what a sweet gal she is! Doesn't Michele look happy? She should - she just won the fabulous Christmas bundle from the prize patrol with some yummy new dp, ribbon, rub-ons, and ink pad!! Whoohoo, way to go girl!!! Oh, and there were a few other women there as well as you can see from this next picture - well, about 7,000 to be exact - LOL! Isn't this an amazing amount of women all in one place - and all wonderful stampers and crafters!! I am just blown away by this! And, there are some fabulous new products coming your way - can you say, Decor Elements Phase Two??!!! Hello, this bird is only the most fave stamp set I have and now I can put it on my wall - did I tell you I LOVE STAMPIN' UP! It was on the wall in the legacy room at the SU! building and since we don't have it yet, I am guessing it is coming to a demonstrator near you very soon! Hah!! It SHALL BE MINE!!!! And, look at these cute cute cupcakes they gave us one day for lunch - aren't they fabulous?? And yes, the disk on top is made of chocolate - YUMMY! I just loved all the little things SU! did to make us all feel so special - I have so much more to share, but I need to get some rest!! I am exhausted, I have to tell ya! But, I should be back tomorrow (Tuesday) with some more fabulous product pictures to share (can you say Big Shot with exclusive dies just from Stampin' Up!, new punches, wonderful new stamp sets, and awesome new accessories??????) as well as a project featuring a new stamp set that we received at Convention - and, you don't want to miss the blog candy announcement either!! So, for now, this is all until tomorrow - Smooches!!!

August 3, 2008


Good morning all! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I will coming home tonight from Convention! I will have lots to share tomorrow and I will doing the drawing for the blog candy, so make sure you come by! This is the card I made for my fabulous upline and good friend Kimberly who rocks at stampin', is a wonderful mentor, and has become such a good friend! She is big on goals and dreams, is always there to listen, and has some of the best ideas I have ever heard! So, I thought this stamp set was perfect for her - it's the new one in the preview catalog called Dreams du Jour, which I think is absolutely beautiful! I love the quote, it is wonderful!!! So, I will leave you with the details - enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Naturals White card stock, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Inks - Brown Stazon, Handsome Hunter, Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pads
Stamps - Dreams du Jour
Accessories - Chocolate Chip Wide satin ribbon, Button bouquet buttons, hemp twine, Circle Scallop Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, mini glue dots, blender pen