Saturday, April 28, 2018

Do you WANT a NEW catalog?

Hello and happy Saturday!

Just a quick note today to remind you to let me know if you WANT the NEW 2018-19 Idea Book & Catalog!!  Deadline is today, April 28th as I have to finalize my mailing selections tomorrow!

I love to spoil my customers that shop with me during the year by providing them with all of the Stampin' Up! publications for FREE!  That includes the Annual Catalog, the Holiday Mini Catalog and the Occasion Mini Catalog and the (SAB) Sale-a-Bration brochure too!  That's 4 publications and the postage, all FREE if you support my business with a minimum $50 order during the year.  As demonstrators we have to purchase these and pay the postage, and with rising costs for both printing and postage I am forced to reevaluate how many I send out for free to people that aren't placing orders or actively in touch with me.

1) If you have already done that, watch your mailbox in May (probably mid month) for the NEW catalog!  Thank you for letting me be your demonstrator!

2) If you haven't already done that, then today is the day to place your order in my ONLINE STORE so you don't miss out on being one of the first to receive the new Annual Catalog!

3) Or, if you aren't able to place an order today that is fine and I'm happy to send you the catalog for FREE, but I do ask that you cover the postage ($7.00) and you will receive a coupon for $10 off your first order to recoup your postage fee and a little extra from me!  PAYPAL me at

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Memories & MORE! Yes More!

I hope you joined us for the EVENTS COUNCIL Blog Hop yesterday!  If you missed it, just skip back to yesterday's post and you can follow it around!

So today, back to a couple more sweet projects!!  I just love these little love birds and had to do something cute with them!

Take the full size notecard and I just scored at 3/4" on each side!  Trim the corners to make a standard box!  I used a same size piece of Basic Black for the base and just used the same scoring measurement.  Tie off with lots of fun ribbon and accessories and it's a perfect box for a wedding holding cash, check or gift card!

Just adorable - I absolutely love everything about it!

This card uses one of the smaller cards with the sweet little love birds!  And the striped card on the edge is also a smaller card from the package.  Add a greeting and some Wink of Stella and a touch of ribbon!  Bam, you're done with a stunning card!

Doing a little twist on this card!  How long has it been since you've used an exacto knife while crafting?  I wanted to pop the top petals of the flower up over the ribbon to add some dimension!  Trim down a card and instant greeting!

Here you go with these three cards all together!

Wishing you a great weekend!  Come back next week to see what I did with these and the new Narrow Notecards & Envelopes!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Events Council Blog Hop #3, Class Samples!

Hi and welcome back!

Thanks for joining us today as we share our CLASS SAMPLES from our April On Stage presentations!  Please be sure to go all the way around the blog hop, everyone has great ideas and you won't wanna miss out on any of them!

I will be hosting a class for customers once the SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE SUITE becomes available as an Early Release to customers on May 1st!  So stay tuned for more details in the coming week with regards to pricing and dates!  I want to leave myself a little "wiggle room" to change things up if I want!

For now, please enjoy what I presented at On Stage!  I designed a class with the stamp set featuring four cards and envelopes along with an adorable gift box made using the Envelope Punch Board to complete the packaging.  My customers love making cards and functional 3D packaging - which means something that is useful to them and that they can easily duplicate at home in their paper crafting!

For my class, I planned the cards with the idea of the attendee each receiving the LOVE WHAT YOU DO Stamp Set in clear mount along with a full package of the 

I would supply them with additional pieces of the Embellishment Kit, the Pearlized Doilies, and using the coordinating 8.5"x11" Cardstock package, and some of the wonderful Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon!  My intentions are that they are able to leave my class with take home product that they can use right away and to be introduced to as much of the remaining product suite as possible!  This way they can decide what they'd like to add to their wish list!   

Old Olive Card base, Pearlized Doilies, Mini Paper Clip, White Pearlized Ribbon,
Artisan Pearls, One of the Greetings, Stitched Shapes Framelits & Layering Squares
and 3 of the DSP patterns, colored with Stampin' Blends
Grapefruit Grove Card base, White Pearlized Ribbon, 1 pattern of DSP, Dynamic TIEF,
Artisan Pearls (oops, took my pic too soon!), One of the Greetings, Stitched Shapes Framelits 
Mint Macaron Card base, Pearlized Doilies, Tranquil Tide Bakers Twine, White Pearlized Ribbon,
Artisan Pearls, One of the Greetings, Stitched Shapes Framelits and 1 pattern of DSP (fussy cut too).
Rich Razzleberry Card base, Pearlized Doilies, Tranquil Tide Bakers Twine, Artisan Pearls,
One of the Greetings, Stitched Shapes Framelits and 2 of the DSP patterns, colored with Stampin' Blends
And here is the 3D Gift Box using the Envelope Punch Board!  Using a larger piece of 1 of the DSP for the 'box' and another pattern for the belly band!  Used the Scallop Tag Topper punch on each end, tied off with the ribbon and added a little gift tag -- featuring the MAKE A DIFFERENCE ALPHABET set for their name!

So as you can see, that's 7 of the DSP patterns and 2 more in the Packaging!!  I used 4 of the 5 colors of Artisan Pearls!  Incorporated all 4 colors of the coordinating card stock as our card bases!  Used both the thread and twine, a mini paper clip & a metal rose from the Embellishment Kit!  Stamping and old school fussy cutting!  Topped off with the lush pretty Velvet Ribbon!

I hope you enjoy my idea and the projects - be sure to leave me a comment, I'd love to hear what you think!  If you're in the Phoenix area and would like to attend in person, please let me know!

Don't forget to continue the loop and see what everyone has to share today!!

 If you joined me from BONNIE, then click NEXT to hop over to SUSAN

 If you joined me from SUSAN, then click PREVIOUS to hop over to BONNIE

Thank you for joining us today!!  Come back again tomorrow!!
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Memories & More, Petal Passion Card Class!


I hope you are having a great week and thanks for taking a few minutes to visit with me today!  I will get right to it!  Sorry that I'm a little short on time but I do have to say that everyone that attended really enjoyed this class!  It was a lot of fun to host too!!  Oh I forgot to mention that they used Wink Of Stella Glimmer Brush on EVERYTHING!  I joke that it is my 6th finger, as it's always near by and I reach for it ALL the time! ;)

Here is the whole collection all together!  They made these 5 at class and were able to take pictures of my entire display collection to continue their creativity when they got home!  You can also see the packaging of the Memories & More Card Pack along with the Clear Faceted Gems!  This was the smaller take home class option!

If you live in the Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe - East Valley area and are interested in attending stamping classes, please let me know!  I also prepare a few long distance packages too, for those that are unable to attend in person.  The items would ship to you for you to make at home!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Petal Passion Memories & More Card Class!


Hello again and thanks for coming back to see what I have for you today!  These are display samples that I created for the January presentation at Lorri's regional team event.
I presented a class idea with a $25 price option and a $50+ option which included more product and a SAB item of their choice as well.  My customers and fellow demonstrators on my team could select which option worked for them.  If they chose the smaller option, then they had to bring a few of the items to class with them.  As demonstrators this worked for them, as they already had those items so it avoided extra expense and duplication!  Win Win!!

All of the cards use coordinating card stock for the card bases and layering panels. The focal layer and images are primarily from the Memories & More Petal Passions card pack, colored in with the Coral and Olive Stampin' Blends markers and finished off with the Clear Faceted Gems!

Please stop by tomorrow to the see the other 2 cards they made at this class!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Introducing Memories & More, Petal Pallette


I don't think I have shared these here on my blog yet, and if I have then I hope you'll forgive my memory failure!

Awhile back I was asked by my sweet adorable friend Lorri to present at her team event back in January!  So I challenged myself to pick a product from the Occasions Catalog that "wasn't an instant love" product.  You know, one that you weren't sure you'd buy, weren't sure you'd use ... and I feel like since the Project Life days ended, I haven't really been touching the product line much.  We even have a new name for our series called "Memories & More"!  Which is genius because they are for memory keeping and more!

With one M&M pack, I have designed a couple of classes and tons of projects so stay with me this week as I share those samples here!  If you hurry, you can place an order for the items you like in my online shop!

I started by opening the M&M card pack, pulling the coordinating colors of card stocks and ink and a few accessories.  I love putting these items on one of my vintage trays as a starting point!  So here's my first little share, I was just playing with images and color - it can be used on a tag or card at some point in the future!

Tying in a few ribbons to the pile of fixins!
Powder Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black Color Combination

Today I am sharing the three samples that all feature hearts!  Not necessarily meaning Valentine's as you can really tell someone you LOVE them any day!  Perfect for a wedding, an anniversary or any "I love you" kind of day!

 Here are some close ups so you can see a little bit of the details!  The majority of the cards are straight from the Memories and More cards, and then just a little bit of accessory stamping with Heart Happiness and lots of layering!  Little touch of ribbon on each and a bit of Wink Of Stella, because it is always nearby!


I hope you have enjoyed today's share!  Come back tomorrow for some more ideas!  We will also be hosting another Blog Hop this Thursday too!!

Have a great day everyone!  Do something creative for you!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Love What You Do, Thank You!

Hello and happy Friday!

I hope you enjoyed the BLOG HOP yesterday, if not and you missed it that's okay you can just go back one post and catch it today!

I have another card to share with you today from the display samples, it's a pretty quick and easy card!

Can you tell I am kind of in LOVE with the Dynamic TIEF - used it double time on each outer edge of the card.  A quick and simple greeting stamped in the center, added the little Floral Image from the MAKE A DIFFERENCE ALPHABET set, colored in with our Stampin' Blends, a pop of pearls and a little twine bow!  Pop that up with a 1/2 of the Pearlized Doilies underneath and then a final layer of black to bring it all together!

I'm off to Tucson to watch my baby girl Rachel dance tonight!  She is part of the University of Arizona, Black and Blue Hip Hop Crew and it's performance night!

Have a great weekend everyone and see ya next week!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Events Council Blog Hop #2


Thanks for joining us today for our second round of our North American Global Events Council Team Blog Hop!  If you're joining us here to start, please make sure you go all the way around to see all of the beautiful samples that our team created for April On Stage events in the North American region (US & Canada).

Today we are sharing some of our favorite samples that we made!  We are challenged to create a wide variety of samples, so I always try to use the different colors, different images in the stamp set, a variety of color combinations, as many of the patterns of dsp as I can ... you get the idea!  Leave me a comment if you would with which sample is your favorite!!

Grapefruit Grove (new color!) & Watercolor Background images

Primarily the DSP takes center stage here!

Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow (welcome back!)
So many pretty greens and blues in this paper pack!

Another one of my favorites, features the super shimmery
Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake, the Dynamic Emb Folder,
Velvet Ribbon, Artisan Pearls & popped up flowers and embossing!

To be honest, who doesn't love Pink!
I've always enjoyed pink but it's kind of a signature color now!
Basic background stamping, single layer stamping and coloring in!

Please make sure that you continue on the Blog Hop all the way around!

If you joined me from BONNIE, then click NEXT
to see what SUSAN has for you!

If you joined me from SUSAN, then click PREVIOUS
to see what BONNIE has for you!

Thank you so much!  I hope you are getting lots of inspiration from myself and our Events Council Team gals!  This product suite is available as an EARLY RELEASE purchase during April for demonstrators!  And it will be available to customers for purchase beginning in May - so I hope you'll keep me in mind if you don't already have a demonstrator that you're working with!

You can Join My Team and put this beauty along with other fun new items in your starter kit!  Select any $125 in product for only $99 and FREE shipping!!
Email me for more information, no obligation, give it a try and see if you like it!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Love What You Do, Favorite!


I wanted to continue to share some of my samples from our Love What You Do product suite with you!  Today is probably one of my absolute true favorites!

Let me know what you think!

This card uses a little bit of everything in the product suite!  It features the Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder in the background on Whisper White Thick card stock - in person this really pops and you can't help but reach to touch it!  

I also fell in love with the blue/green floral page and immediately went old school with fussy cutting as many bits and pieces (save em all!) and some full images of florals and leaves too!  I added some DSP to the bottom portion of the card and a band of Tranquil Tide ribbon, which kind of framed the card.  

I stamped the greeting and then used the ever popular (and always on stand by!) Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the greeting with the square, and then lined it up a 2nd time to trim it down a bit to make it a rectangle just the size I needed.

I tucked the greeting under the ribbon and then started layering bits and pieces of the floral cut outs and leaves.  Vary the heights by using mini glue dots and dimensionals.  Once secure, I finished it off by adding some Artisan Pearls here and there!

Labor of Love with the fussy cutting, but it was so worth it!

Happy Hump day!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Note Cards, Love What You Do


Thanks for popping back by!  I hope you had a great weekend!  They are never long enough are they?  Luckily for me, I have Monday's off from my day job!!  I try to use my Friday's and Monday's to work on my house duties and on my SU! business!

I wanted to share another set of cards that I made for my displays, this time it features the Notecard & Envelope size cards!  These are perfect and they are pretty cute if I say so myself!

I used the Share What You Love DSP, the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, the Make a Difference Alphabet, the Love What You Do stamp set and the Artisan Pearls, The Embellishment Kit for the laser die cut tags, and Stampin' Blends to color in!

This one is probably one of my favorites!!

This paper is seriously so fun to work with!
Just look at all of the color choices!

Playing again with the Alphabet and a favorite pattern of DSP!

Using the Embellishment Kit tags and Mini Paper Clips!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoying the display samples that I've made!  We are doing another round of the EVENTS COUNCIL BLOG HOP#2 on Thursday - so come back by and hop around with us!

Have a great day!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Share the Love, Love Notes

I hope you enjoyed the Blog Hop yesterday!  And thank you for stopping back by today!  I'm going to share with you a set of Love Notes that I made for my display.  They are the cute little adorable 3"x3" Note Cards and Envelopes, often this size is referred to as Love Notes!

These were so fun, quick and yet adorable!  Simple layers of DSP, touches of ribbon and for most there is a popped up greeting featuring punches and framelits.

Check back next week for more!