New Blog Design!

Hello! So obviously I need to start with a big shout out to Erin at Designer Blogs for my new design! What do you think? I love it… so much more fun. If you want to check out other designs they have or possibly a custom design (which I hope to do some day!), click on the link on my sidebar. Last night was fun. I had our annual Holiday Party with the members of my Stampin’ Up demonstrator group, Pitta Padders. We had chinese food, gift swapping, chatting and a fun make and take! Here are some photos…. First up is the pile of presents I had for each of the girls (if you’re long distance I’ll have them out shortly!). I don’t know how long I’ll be able to do this, but while we’re still small… I love to spoil them!! Then we enjoyed some Chinese Food… I didn’t take pictures of that… I just enjoyed it without thinking of photos! 🙂 We had some great gift giving, too! We did a homemade gift swap — make a gift, get one back! Here is Sally with her gift (designed by me), a journal jar: Here’s Jill with her

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Let’s play catch up….

Well, I have returned from Convention and I had so much fun I don’t even know where to begin for a recap! I had planned to show you a bunch of the displays, some main stage demos, some new friends, some great new project ideas, but unfortunately, I misplaced my camera on the way home so the only picture I have is this wee little one of general session on the first official morning. I think there were about 5,000 or so of us… so much fun! I actually won prize patrol, which means I got a new package of Designer Series Paper and a stamp set out of the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog. I am in so much trouble with that mini…. soooo much fun stuff in there! Now as a demo, I actually get to pre-order some of that stuff TOMORROW! yipee 🙂 If you want to take a gander at it and earn 30% off your first order within 45 days… run (don’t walk) to my Web site — well, I guess you wouldn’t need to run or walk as you are probably already on the internet… lol) and sign up today for the $99 starter kit.

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Happy Fourth!

Well hello there long lost blog world! I seemed to have missed the entire month of June. Hmph. How is it that I’m having such difficulty keeping up with the little old blog these days? I do have grand plans to update (both literally – as in posting! – and physically – as in giving it a bit of a sprucing up) in the not too distant future. I’m a little bored with it so I’m thinking maybe if I make it a little prettier and maybe offer some things here … it might be more fun for me! Of course, words of encouragement from my friends in blog land are always fun — so feel free to comment away when you see something you like! 🙂 I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, today is a big day! It is the official start to the new Stampin’ year! That means a brand new Idea Book & Catalog, folks. Very exciting. I’ve actually already put in my first order of the year — and I must say I was very well behaved — only ordering supplies for upcoming classes. Click here to check it out for yourself. Here’s a little

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Blushing Bliss…

Hi there! I am waking up today to a very soggy morning… we escaped the latest storm with just rain it looks like. I’m a little disappointed as I really would have like to have a snuggle at home snow day… ah, well…. such is life. Today I have another fun color combo for you. I found this one in my Stampin’ Up color coach. I love that thing! Did you know you can get one for free if you join the Stampin’ Up family? It’s part of a $50 add-on product bonus for new demonstrators during Sale-A-Bration. Plus, you’ll receive 15% off the starter kit, which is normally $175. Visit my Web site for more details. Back to today’s card… I’m really liking this one. Another simple one, but I just thing that First Edition Designer Series paper from the new Mini Ocassions Catalog just makes the card. I also used the eyelet punch and some stampin’ dimensionals to give the butterflies “lift.” Just a quick post today as I’m running a little behind in getting ready for work (I’d like to squeeze in some breakfast before my shower!)… see you tomorrow!

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A little “Love” for Sale-A-Bration

The “Love Letters” Designer Series paper from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog is probably my favorite paper pack this year (although somoe of the new mini paper is very, very tempting!). I used the “Love Letters” DSP on today’s card (it was featured on yesterday’s card, too!). This is another relatively simple card — it primarily consists of a lot of layering. In all honesty, this card came together by simply piling on a variety of scraps I had hanging around the table after putting yesterday’s card together. That’s often times my favorite way to create. In fact, I have a bin on my paper rack behind my table where I put any small “card-sized” scraps and then when I have a minute to make a card, I simply pull a few scraps from the bin that speak to me and start playing. This was the method I used when making my crop cards back in October and I came up with 7 different designs that I really liked. You can see a few of those here, here and here. So, you can scroll down to yesterday’s post and see the products you can order to earn the “Punch

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A Simply Amazing Deal

Hi my blog friends! Sorry it’s been so long since I visited… It has been a very busy (but lots of fun) couple of weeks. I have something very cool to share with you today… If you love Stampin’ Up products then you just have to take a look at this… For just one more week, SU is offering new demonstrators an incredible deal… 50% off the starter kit. That’s over $300 worth of supplies for just $87.50! Seriously… check this out… You’ll receive: Fun & Fast Notes Stamp Set – $33.95 I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set (clear mount) $18.95 For All You Do Stamp Set – $28.95 So Many Thanks Stamp Set – $5.65 (you save $2.30) Fast Flowers Stampin’ Around Wheel – FREE Stampin Around Self-Ink Handle – FREE Uninked wheel Cartridge – FREE Clear Block C – FREE Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack – FREE Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock – FREE Whisper White Card Stock -FREE 5/8″ Satin Ribbon – FREE VersMark Pad – FREE FOUR Classic Ink Pads – FREE TWO Stampin’ Write Markers – FREE Blender Pen – FREE Classic Ink Refill – FREE Snail Adhesive – FREE Stampin’ Mist – FREE Small Songbird

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