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June 2009

Birthday Bash!!!

Happy Tuesday morning!!!  Can you believe it's the end of June already?!!!  This summer is flying by! 

Today is the last day to order from the 2009 Spring/Summer Stampin' Up! Catalog!!!!  Anything you just have to have?!!!  Go shopping now--click HERE to place your last minute order!!

Here are some of the cards we made at my Birthday Bash Class last Thursday!!


On Your Birthday Stamp Set

Urban Oasis Designer Paper


A Little Birdie Told Me Stamp Set

Washington Apple Designer Paper


Lovely As A Tree & On Your Birthday Stamp Sets

To the Nines Designer Paper

I copied this idea from Karen -- I love her work!!

Have a GREAT day!!!


LateNightStampers Challenge #26

Good morning!!!  I was able to stamp a little on Sunday, and complete several card challenges!!  Be sure to stay tuned all week--lots of fun stuff to come!!

Today's card is for the LateNightStampers Group Challenge!  The challenge was to use red, white & blue!  It doesn't have to be the 4th of July theme, and can be any red and any blue!!  I did two cards, and used different colors for each!!


For this first card, I used Ballet Blue and Rose Red!  Love these together!!!

Other supplies used:

Circle Circus & On Your Birthday Stamp Sets

Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches


And, I went with Real Red and Night of Navy on this Christmas card!!!

Christmas Punch Stamp Set (one of the NEW hostess sets!!!)

Wide Oval Punch and Real Red Grosgrain

Be sure to get your NEW 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalog!!!  Available for pick up anytime!!


Happy Wedding Day!!!

Good morning!!!  My brother, John, is getting married this afternoon!!!  We're so happy for him and his fiance, Carrie!!  We wish them years and years of happiness!!  Here is the card I sent:


I thought it turned out very elegant!!  It's a tri-fold card, with a pocket for the gift. 

Here's the inside:


Have a wonderful Sunday!!  We have nothing to do today--no games, no tournaments, nothing!!  woohoo!!  Guess I'd better get this house cleaned!! haha!!


Technostamper's Sketch Challenge

Hi!!  I know it's late, but I finally got a chance to stamp a little!!  I played along with Mary Jo's sketch challenge--you can see the sketch HERE.  And, here's my card--it's very simple, but I love these new colors!!!


Animal Stories Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper

Ink:  Melon Mambo

Misc:  Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon

All new stuff!!!!  I can't wait for you to see it all!!!

If you don't have a new catalog yet, email me!!  Mine are here, and are ready for pick up!!

Have a great night!!


Sketchy Saturday #36

Good morning!!  How is everyone?  I'm so excited!!  Today is Cameron's first AllStar game!!  I sure hope they do well!

It's another Sketchy Saturday--click HERE to see the sketch!!  And, here's my card:


Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set

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

Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter Stampin' Write Markers

Misc:  Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon

This was a really fun sketch!!  Why don't you play along?!!  Just leave me a comment with a link to your creation!!!



Deadline Approaching!!!

CIAF-Group1-jun09-400 Good Friend Birdhouse Card Set

Stamping Class


  Have a fun flight of fancy creating this adorable birdhouse box and coordinating cards using bright colors and the versatile Good Friend stamp set!

In this class, you will make one Birdhouse Box to hold cards and four coordinating cards with envelopes.  The whimsical style and bright colors in this project are sure to make you smile.   

Sunday, July 12 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Must register no later than June 28!!!

Click HERE to register!!


LateNightStampers Design Challenge!!

Good morning!!  Are you impressed--two days in a row!!  Gosh, I'll be glad when these puppies are potty-trained!!!  :-)

Here is a card I made for the LateNightStampers Design Challenge!  Our challenge this week was a sketch--you guys know how much I LOVE sketches!!!    Here's the sketch:

Sketch 19

And, here's my card:


On Your Birthday & Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red, Whisper White & Bella Rose Designer Paper

Ink:  Riding Hood Red & Pink Pirouette

Misc:  Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon & Fleurettes

Don't miss out on all the retiring stamp sets and accessories!!  Click HERE to see all the lists!!

Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge!!

Good afternoon!!!  I finally got to stamp!!!  I haven't stamped much since a week ago Monday--when we got the puppies!!  I'd forgotten how much time they take!!  But, I really needed to catch up with some design team work, so I "worked" for a few hours this afternoon!

This card I made for the Divas' Coffee Break Design Team!  I'm not really fond of it--love the colors, but the layout was hard for me to work with!   Here's the Sketch:


And here's my attempt:


I used the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set--only available for 6 more days!!!  This has always been one of my favs--sure hate to see it go!!!

Other supplies used:

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow & Whisper White

Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow & Handsome Hunter Stampin' Write Markers

Misc:  Fleurettes and 5/16" Whisper White Jumbo Brads



New Clubs Forming!!

Clubs--What are they??

Stamp clubs & card clubs are great ways to get together with friends and have a great time!!  It's also a great way to build up your supplies a little at a time!  Each club has different requirements as to your minimum purchase, but they all "work" the same way!  Basically, we'll meet for a certain number of months (depending on the number of members).  Each month, we'll make either a certain number of cards, or a project.  Each member is required to purchase a certain amount each month, and we will rotate so that each member gets the hostess benefits one month!  The biggest advantage to being in a club is that all meetings are at my house--so no cleaning for you!! :-) 
If you do decide to join, please remember that you are making a commitment for the entire duration of the club, and you must purchase your minimum each month, even if you can't make it to the meeting!!  If you can't make a meeting, you will still get all the supplies for the projects we make that month!
When you contact me to join, please tell me your first & second choices for the month you'd like to be hostess!
So, on to the specifics...............
Friday Night Stamp Club
All meetings are Friday night at 7pm.  We will make more involved projects--cards with advanced techniques or 3D projects!  Minimum purchase is $30, before ship/tax.  Club runs for 8 months.
Sept 11
Oct 2
Nov 6  Nancy M.
Dec 4
Jan 29  Kathy W.
Mar 5
Apr 9
May 7  Pauline W.
Saturday Morning Card Club 
All meetings are Saturday morning at 10am.  We will make 6 cards each month.  Minimum purchase is $25, before shipping/tax.  Club runs for six months.
Sept 12
Oct 3
Nov 7
Dec 5
Jan 30
Mar 6
I hope you'll consider joining a group!!  We have alot of fun together, and have made some really great friendships over the years!!

Divas' Sketch Challenge!!

Good morning!!!  I am so excited to show you this card--it's my first card made with any of the NEW In-Colors!!!  I love them!!  To help with colors, I followed Kristina's Color Challenge:  Basic Gray, Rust, Mustard & Vanilla.  And, of course, it's Saturday, so it's a sketch day!!  You can see the sketch on the UDI Blog!

Now on to the card:

Divasc35 I used a brand new stamp set:  Circle Circus!!  I love the bold patterns!!  This one will be lots of fun to play with!!!

Also used:

Cardstock:  Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla and Urban Oasis Designer Paper

Ink:  Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry & Basic Gray

Misc:  Modern Label Punch (new!!!), and Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon (I love that it's solid on one side, and dotted on the other!!  How versatile!!)

Can't wait to show you the whole catalog!!!  Lots and lots of GREAT stuff!!!  Contact me today to find out how you can get your own copy!!!

Have a great day!