Memento Mall

One of the coolest things about being a demonstrator and being able to go to convention each year is Memento Mall! It’s the greatest little Stampin’ Up logo store available only during convention. Look at this sweet little display of Stampin’ Up branded chap sticks! There were four flavors: Watermelon, Pomegranate, Spearmint and Vanilla. That makes keeping your lips from chapping or burning super fun, right? And I love the cute little flag decorations — all made with fabulous SU product, of course. I thought I’d share a few more photos I took of Memento Mall. There is just so much to see at this fun little shopping haven! See for yourself: This was a fun little display of cards to showcase the card tree (quite literally a tree!) for us to showcase upcoming class projects and favorite samples. Isn’t it the cutest thing?? There were some great card samples on it too…. like this one: and this one: and this one: I’m telling you … there is inspiration EVERYWHERE at convention! Here are a couple more photos from Memento Mall: This last one is the cashiers ready to ring all of us up. It’s actually only one side of

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Happy Fourth!

Hi there… I just wanted to pop in somewhat quickly today to wish you a happy Fourth of July. I’m laying pretty low key today. (In fact, it’s 4:15 p.m. and I still haven’t showered!). I’ve been waffling back and forth between getting out and enjoying the day off and being really sad. It was one month ago today that I last saw my Mom alive. We were making plans to bring her home two days later (albeit in a hospital bed). Having been through this before with my Dad, I know that the first year is so, so difficult because everything is, “one year ago today…” or “this is the first xx holiday without….” I have gotten really good at pretending she is just at home… but then it will hit me hard that she’s not there. As I’ve said many times the last few weeks… every day is a new battle. Today’s battle is a toss up. One of the things that has helped me forget and even find a bit of joy has been crafting. I made this card a couple of weekends ago when I needed a distraction. I just started playing with some of my

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Lots of Thanks

Hi there… long time no visit (well, at least I haven’t visited for a while). It’s strange how life has felt like it is in fast forward mode in some ways, but at the same time it feels like time has stopped. So, it’s been a bit of an adjustment time for me… but I’m doing my best to keep moving forward. Thank you to all of you for the many kind words I had on my last post. It was definitely comforting to know there were so many people who are supporting me. Thank you! I can’t even begin to tell you how much it means to me. I decided to post one of my recent cards for you today. I’ve been making lots of thank you cards lately (not making much progress in getting them out, however). This is one of my favorites. It uses the new Everything Eleanor stamp set from the 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog. I also used a bunch of new goodies, too, like the Patio Party Designer Series Paper, Apothecary Accents Framelits and one of my favorite new sentiment sets called, Sweet Essentials. Lots and lots of layers on this one. This is

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Check out the new Catty!

It’s here! It’s here! The 2012-2013 Idea Book and catalog is live and reading for your shopping pleasure! Click on the link on the side of my blog to view the catalog now or you can visit my website to download a pdf version to save to your computer. Are you more of a hands-on type of person? E-mail me and I will send you a copy of the new catalog — I just ask that you pay the $5.00 for shipping. If you’re local, e-mail me and we can arrange for you to pick one up! I’m telling you, you’re going to love this year’s catalog — not only are the new stamps and accessories exciting, but the catalog is laid out differently and I think it is beautifully done. I hope to have some samples with the new products soon… today I’m busy getting ready for my Buy One Get One event tomorrow (Sunday, June 3)…. all my retired stuff must go or I won’t have any space left in my room! So, for every dollar you spend in my cash & carry store (retired products), you’ll get an equal amount to spend in this brand new beautiful

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Just Five More days…..

There’s just five more days left of the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. If there is something you’ve had your eye on, please be sure to order before Friday! This card was one of my swaps from Convention last year. I loved the Domestic Goddess Suite of products. Just so fun and retro! This card used the Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper, which is actually on sale for just $8.21 per pack. As I write, the Domestic Goddess DSP is still available, but don’t delay! The stamp set on this card is called House & Home and it is really cute. Go check out all the images here. I love the little chair… I’m not sure why! As sad as I am to see some of these items going, I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful the new catalog is. Would you like one? It is my free gift to you, I just ask that you pay the $5 for shipping. Send me an e-mail and I can send you a pay pal invoice for the $5.00 and have it on its way to you on Tuesday. Book a private class with me and the catalog is yours completely free

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It’s a Flower Fest!

Boy am I glad it is Friday. This week was rough. I’m happy I’ll be able to spend some time with my Mom tomorrow and hopefully get caught up on a bunch of things (mostly cleaning) that need to get done at the house, too. I thought I’d share another card featuring a favorite retiring stamp set of mine. This one is called Flower Fest and I love how it looks like crayons when you stamp it. Click on the photo to see it up close – you’ll see what I mean. Go ahead — I’ll wait. 😉 This also features two retiring In Colors – Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade. I really like both of these colors. Oh, actually I just realized there is another retiring color mixed in there — Pear Pizzazz. That has been one of my absolute favorite greens lately. If you haven’t stocked up, run to the online store (or rather click) ASAP as the In Color items tend to sell out quickly. Just two more weeks until we have the new Idea Book and Catalog to play with! I know you’re going to love it! Want a copy? E-mail me and I’ll set it up to be delivered directly to your door. I just ask that

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