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April 2009

Same but different!

009 Here's another card I made when I was working on the Divas' challenge!!  It's almost the same as yesterday's card, but a tad bit different!!  I used the Thank You Kindly Stamp Set for the sentiment.  Then I just simply tied the 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain around the card!!! 

Enjoy your day!!  And, remember, today is the last day for the Get Connected promotion!!  (free stamps!!!!)  Go to my Business Website to see all the details!!

Divas' Coffee Break Challenge #125!!

Good morning!!!  This was such a fun sketch to try!!!  And, so easy to use!!  Go try it, and let's see what you can do!!!  Here's the sketch:


And, here's my card:Dcbd125tkfite

I used the Parisian Breeze Designer Paper and the Say it with Scallops Stamp set!  Colors were chosen by the designer paper (one of my favorite things about the dsp!!!):  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Whisper White!

Such a simple card, but I love it!!  Leave me a comment, and let me know what you think!

Have a GREAT day!!

To see more of the Divas' work, clickHERE!

May Card Kit

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The Card Kit of the Month Program – May 2009

Featured Set: “Thoughts & Prayers” and Featured Accessory: The Pretties Kit

You’ll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown above – so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of “alternative” cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit! In addition, you’ll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. This month’s card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15.

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by May 10th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Special Offer for April! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, “Thoughts and Prayers” and the Featured Accessory, “Pretties Kit” at 20% off!

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:

§   6 Pieces of 8 ½” x 5 ½” Perfect Plum Cardstock

§   6 Pieces of 8 ½” x 5 ½” Pink Pirouette Cardstock

§   6 Pieces of 4 ¼” x 4” Old Olive Cardstock

§   12 Pieces of 3 ½” x 2 ½” Whisper White Cardstock

§   12 Pieces of 3 ¾” x 2 ¾” Close to Cocoa Cardstock

§   6 Pieces of 2 ½” x 2 ½” Pink Pirouette Cardstock

§   6 Pieces of ¾” x 3 ¾” Close to Cocoa Cardstock

§   6 Pieces of 5 ½” x 2 ¾” Old Olive Cardstock

§   6 Pieces of 5 ½” x 1 ½” Pink Pirouette Cardstock

§   6 – 5” pieces of Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

§   6 – 5” pieces of Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

§   6 – 5” pieces of Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon

§   6 – 6” pieces of Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon

§   12 – Whisper White Envelopes

§   Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:

§   Close to Cocoa Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§   Old Olive Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§   Pink Pirouette Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§   Close to Cocoa Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.25)

§   Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.25)

§   Perfect Plum Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.25)

§   Large Oval Punch ($15.95)

§   ½” Circle Punch ($5.95)

§   Crop-A-Dile ($29.95)

§   Stampin’ Sponges ($3.50)

§   Mini Glue Dots ($4.95)

§   Aqua Painters ($16.95)

§   Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set ($25.95) $20.76 with the purchase of the Card Kit

§   Pretties Kit ($29.95) $23.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:

§   Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)

§   SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)

§   Bone Folder ($6.95)

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $5 shipping charge.

Click here to order the Card Kit ($15)

Click here to order the Card Kit by Mail ($20):

Latenight Stamper's Design Team Challenge!

Good morning!!!  Our challenge this morning was to CASE any card or project found on Sherrill's (our list mom) blog!!!  I have always wanted to try the quilt cards, and this challenge was the push I needed!!  I CASE'd Linda's card, found HERE.

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I decided to use the Perfect Plum Designer Paper--love the way this turned out!!

Supplies used:

Cute & Curly Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Perfect Plum & Whisper White

Misc:  Curly Label Punch, 5/16" jumbo brads, white satin ribbon, Top Note Die w/Big Shot

Have a super day!!!

"Girly" Birthday!!

Good afternoon!!!  What a great weekend we're having!!!  Busy,busy, busy, but all good!!  I started with my Sweet Stems class yesterday, then spent awhile playing with my son's new dwarf hamsters, then a bday party and a Little League game!  Today was an early day--8am baseball game!!  We were out of the house by 6:30am!!  But, it was fun--they won, and Cameron even had a couple of good hits!  The boys are at a Mid-high Youth lunch now, then we're off for another baseball game.  Then, we'll all crash!!! haha!!

On to the stamping!  This is the card I made for Anna's birthday yesterday!  I think my son was a little embarassed to take it--it's was kinda pink!! haha!!


I used the Petal Party Simply Scrappin' Kit, and the sentiment is from the "It's Your Birthday" set!

And, here's the inside:


I was finishing up the samples for my Scrapbooking In & Out of the Box class, coming up on May 9!  If you'd like to come, click HERE to register!  (yes, there is a "class by mail" option!)  Registration ends on April 28, so don't delay!!!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Utah Divas' Sketchy Saturday

It's time for another Sketchy Saturday!!  As always, you can see the sketch at the Divas' Blog!  And, here's my card:


I just love this color combo!!!  I keep going back to it!!!  Real Red and Old Olive!!  And, for some reason, Heartfelt Thanks has become my "go to" stamp set lately!!  It's so pretty, and very easy to work with!!  Love it!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!  Can you believe it's already the last weekend of April?!!

Scrapbooking In & Out of the Box!!


Saturday, May 9 @10:00am
Come join us for a fun morning of scrapbooking!!  We'll make a 12x12 Scrapbook page, a gift note and a Scrapbook in a Box!!  These would all make great gifts for Mother's Day!!
Please bring adhesive!!
Cost is $20.00  (must be prepaid, and is non-refundable)
Registration ends April 28, 2009
Click HERE to register!!  There is also a "class by mail" option!!!

Big Shot Box!!

ood morning!!!  I hope this finds you all enjoying the sunny weather!!  Well, at least here in the beautiful southwest!!  It's not even windy yet!! woohoo!!

Here's a box I made awhile ago, and just never shared with you!!

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I used the hostess set "A Little Somethin'" for the tag, and the box itself is made with the Parisian Breeze Specialty paper.  It's as thick and sturdy as cardstock and is perfect for our die cut boxes!!! 

Don't forget to check out my retired stamps list!!  They'll be available until April 30th!!

Have a great day!!

Divas' Coffee Break Design Challenge!!

Good morning!!!  Our challenge this Wednesday is a color challenge:  Black, White, Vanilla and Gray!!!  It was much easier than I had anticipated!!


I used the Echoes of Kindness Stamp Set and Walk in the Park Designer Paper.  The ribbons are actually three layered:  5/8" White Grosgrain, Gray Taffeta and 3/8" Black grosgrain!!  It looks so good in real life!!

The flower was stamped with Black Stazon, then watercolored using an Aquapainter and the Gray watercolor crayon from the Neutrals.

I really like this card!!! 

You can see the challenge on the DCBD blog!

Retired Sets for "Sale"!!

Okay, I finally had a chance to upload the photos of my retired sets.  This is only available to those in the United States--sorry!!  Here's how this works: 

1.  Pick the sets you want (yes, they look expensive BUT you'll end up getting them free!)  You can see them all in the photo album in the right hand column!

2.  Email me at [email protected] to see if they are still available.  I'll be checking my emails often and will email you whether the sets are available or not.

3.  After you receive confirmation from me, send me an order or place it online through my Stampin' Up! site (  for the equal value of what you are purchasing (you want 100 in old stamps, spend 100 on new stuff!)  You are resposible for the shipping and taxes on this new order.

4.  I will then ship to you the retired stamps starting next Wednesday!  I will cover all costs to get you the retired stamps of your choice!

I apologize for some of the blurry photos--but they're mainly there so you can see the condition of the stamps!!  There will be two pictures of each set--one of the images (so you can see it), then one of the rubber so you can see any stains.  All sets are sold "as is"!

This sale runs from now until April 30, 2009.  All orders must be placed by 10:00pm MST on April 30, 2009.