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May 2009

Random Acts of Kindness!

Here are two beautiful cards I received in the mail last week!!  I love them both, and was so thankful to receive them!!  There's nothing like opening a handmade card!!!  Sit down and send one out today--you'll make someone's day, I promise!!


This first card is from Paula Goff--isn't it gorgeous?!!  I love this stamp set--might have to purchase it now!!  Thanks so much, Paula!!!


And, this card is from the very talented Tammy Howell!  This is one of my favorite sets!  I just love the colors she used!!  Thanks, Tammy!!!!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the specials!!!  Click here to see them, and place your order!!

Have a great day!!!

Utah Divas' Sketchy Saturday

Good morning!!!  I hope you're all enjoying a sunny Saturday!!  It's beautiful here in the Land of Enchantment!  You just can't beat the weather here in Albuquerque--warm, sunny, and DRY!!! :-)  For those of you that have never been to Phoenix, AZ--let me tell you, the whole "it's a dry heat" thing--not so much!!!  It's VERY humid there, and VERY hot!!  After spending last weekend in the hot, humid air watching a gadzillion baseball games, I really appreciate my weather here at home even more!!

Okay, enough rambling!!  It's Sketchy Saturday over at the UDI Blog!  Here's my version of the sketch:


I used the Tart & Tangy Stamp Set and the Rockabilly Designer Paper!  Colors are Real Red, Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black!!  I used the aluminum cirlce tag for the main image--layered a black 1 3/4" circle onto the tag (to cover the white), then added the red scallop circle and then the stamped image!!  I like the way it turned out!!!

There's still time to take advantage of the May specials!!!  The Buy 3, Get 1 Free deal is a steal!!!  Check out my Stampin' Up! Business website for all the details on this special, as well as the special $75 Starter Kit!!!  ( another steal!!! )  Let me know if you have any questions!!!

Last Chance Stamp Set LIst!!!

Can you believe that the Retiring Stamps List will be out on June 1!!!  That's MONDAY!!!!  I am really close to a milestone award that I would like to achieve in June--SO, that means some great incentives for my customers!!!  If you aren't already on my email list, then you'll want to sign up NOW!!!  My specials will be shared via email--sign up NOW!!!!  Just put your email into the box in the upper left hand corner, then follow the simple steps!!  Can't wait to share things with you!!!

Have a great day!

June Card Kit of the Month!!

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The Card Kit of the Month Program – June 2009

Featured Set: “Trendy Trees” and Featured Accessory: ½” Library Clips

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 June 10th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Special Offer for May! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, “Trendy Trees” and the Featured Accessory, “1/2” Library Clips” at 20% off!

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:

§  6 Pieces of 6” x 6” Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

§  6 Pieces of 12” x 3” Old Olive Cardstock

§  6 Pieces of 3” x 2 ½” Pacific Point Cardstock

§  6 Pieces of 5 1/8” x 1 ¾” Chocolate Chip Cardstock

§  6 Pieces of 5” x 1 ½” Whisper White Cardstock

§  6 Pieces of 1 ¾” x ½” Kraft Cardstock

§  6 Pieces of 1” x 3” Kraft Cardstock

§  6 Pieces of 2 ½” x 2 ½” Chocolate Chip Cardstock

§  6 Pieces of 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

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

§  6 – 9” pieces of Old Olive ½”Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

§  6 – 9” pieces of Pacific Point 5/8”Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

§  12 – Whisper White Small Open End Envelopes

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

Add-on Products:

§  Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§  Old Olive Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§  Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§  Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§  Corner Rounder Punch ($6.95)

§  Trendy Trees Stamp Set ($17.95) $20.76 with the purchase of the Card Kit

§  ½” Library Clips ($6.95) $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.

Contact me today to order your Card Kit and see how quick and easy card making can be right in the comforts of your home!


To order the Kit to be picked up ($15), here:                                                                                              

To order the Kit by Mail ($15, plus $5 shipping), click here:


DCBD #129

Good morning!!!  Here's a card I made for this week's Divas' Coffee Break Design Team Challenge!!  It was a sketch this week!  Here's the sketch:Dcbd129

And, here's my interpretation!!

Dcbd129 I also incorporated Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #7!!  I used Pink Passion, Always Artichoke and Certainly Celery!!  The stamp set is A Beautiful Thing, with the "Kind Thanks" from the Thank You Kindly set!  The scallop circle was made with the Big Shot and Scallop Circle Die!

So happy with the way it turned out!!!

Now--get to stamping!!  Let's see what you come up with!!!

LatenightStampers Challenge #21

Good morning!!!  I got up early today, and stamped!!!  I had a couple of challenges that I needed to complete for design teams, and I got them both finished!!  You'll have to come back tomorrow for the second one!!

This first card is for the LateNightStampers Design Team--our challenge this week was to create something with a "Summer Theme"!!

Lnsdt21 What do you think?  Summery?  Well, the idea in my head was "picnic"--that's where the checked pattern came in.  But, I'm not sure how summery it is!!  I like it anyway!!

Supplies used:

Sincere Salutations Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White and Bella Rose Designer Paper.

Ink:  Riding Hood Red

Misc:  Top Note Die & Big Shot;  Sticky Pages, Scalloped Square punch, Key Tag punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Buttons

Have a great day!!!  I'm off to the gym to work off all those extra lbs I found in Phoenix!!!

PS--don't forget about the current special--check it out here.

Happy Memorial Day!!

Good evening!!  I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend!  We just returned home from a baseball tournament in Phoenix--WOW, was it hot!!! haha!!!  The boys played awesome--won 3, and lost the last one.  It's always so much fun to watch them play.  This was our last "traveling" tournament as a team--next year they'll be in high school and playing on that team.  The Bulldogs have been together for four years, and we've watched them all grow into wonderful young men.  We still have the State Championship in June--wish us luck!!!!! 

Sorry, no stamping to share tonight, but I have some projects in the works!!  Check back tomorrow!!!!

Happy Birthday, Man-style!!

Tkfite1 Good morning!!!  Here's a fun card I made using the Wanted stamp set (again!!)

I also used a sentiment from On Your Birthday stamp set--it's such a great set with just about any birthday sentiment you'd need!

Other "stuff" used:

Cardstock:  Ruby Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Taste of Textiles specialty paper

Ink:  Ruby Red, Old Olive

Misc:  1/2", 1" & 1 1/4"  Circle Punches;  Earth Elements Brads, Crafter's Tool Kit

Hope you're all enjoying your LONG weekend!!!  Don't forget to reserve your spot in my June Birthday Bash!!  We'll make 12 birthday cards for only $20!!

Sketchy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!!  Right now, we're enjoying the HOT weather down in Phoenix--my oldest is playing in a baseball tournament!  Wish us luck!!!

Here's is my card for Sketchy Saturday over at the UDI Blog!!


I love the Wanted set--it's just so easy to work with!  Other supplies used:

Cardstock & Ink:  Kraft, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive

Misc:  Jumbo eyelets, sponges

Hope you're all having a great day!!

The Stampin' Up! list of retiring sets will be released on June 1!!  I can't wait to see it!!  Be sure and check back here for some GREAT specials!!

And, don't forget about my May special--order $50 or more online, and receive this fabulous class to go FREE!!  It features the Fifth Avenue Floral along with our Window Sheets!! 


Have a great day!

Last three........

Hi!!  Here are the last three cards we did for the May Stamp-a-Stack!!!  Click HERE to register for June--we'll make 12 birthday cards!!!


Boho Backgrounds & Elegant Thank You

Cardstock:  Real Red Textured, Basic Black and Whisper White

Ink:  White Stazon & Real Red

Misc:  Eyelet Border Punch, Window Sheets


Celebrate Everything & Taffy Alphabet

Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper

Ink:  Chocolate Chip

Misc:  small and large tag punches, metallic eyelets, cropadile, chocolate chip grosgrain


Eastern Blooms & On Your Birthday stamp sets

Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Green Galore and Naturals white

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Green Galore and Basic Black

Have a great day!!!