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August 2009

Nacho Shoebox Swap!!

Wow!!  I'm really late in posting these cards!!  My wonderful downline met way back on August 14 for a shoebox swap!  What fun we had!!  I love getting together with these girls--they always get me re-energized!!


This beautiful card was designed by Leilani--love these colors together!!  (rich razzleberry, bermuda bay & soft suede)

This quick and easy card was designed by Sharon!!  I love it!!!  and, I learned that you can use the two-way glue pen to attach the micro beads!!!  It looks great!!  I love the ribbon on this card!

Jenni designed this card!  I think it's so pretty!!  Again--learned a tip!  If you purchase this set (Scenic Season)  you can cut the "season's greetings" apart from the trees--just mount the sentiment on the end of the block.  That way, you don't have to use the greeting everytime you stamp the trees!!  And, now you've created a set that can be used year round!!


This is the card I designed for the swap.  When a new team member comes to her first shoebox swap, I always do her card for her--then she can just come and stamp and get to know everyone!  I had made this card for a challenge, and decided to use it for Marge's first swap!!  You can find all the details HERE!


and, here's my card!  I used Animal Stories and the Tall Tales Designer Paper.  The saffron piece is actually what opens, instead of the full card!

We have monthly meetings at my house, and always have alot of fun!!  If you'd like to join my team, don't wait!!  Today is the last day to take advantage of the special Mini Starter Kit for only $85!!!  (free shipping on starter kits, too!!)  I'd love to have you!!  Click HERE, and then click on "Join Now" in the upper right corner.  My password is "nachos"!!

Have a GREAT day!!

Nacho Average Stamp Camp!!

Hi!!  I just completed this project, and I was so excited about it!! 
Nachosc1 It's a project I designed for my Nacho Stamp Camp! 

What is a Nacho Stamp Camp?  It's a stamp camp just for my downline (demonstrators on my team!).  This is the first stamp camp I've done for them, but plan on doing them quarterly from now on!! 

Would you like to come?  Just join my team!!  But, hurry, the special starter kit for only $85 ends tomorrow!!!  (August 31)  It's a great deal on all the InColor items!!!  Click HERE for more information!!!  Or, if you're ready to sign up, click HERE!!  My password is "nachos"!!

Have a great day!!! 

P.S.  I am going in tomorrow for surgery.  I will be at the hospital until Tuesday.  Nothing too serious, but wanted you to know, in case you try and get a hold of me!!!

August Stamp-a-Stack!!

Good morning!!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far!!  Here are the cards we made Friday night at the Stamp-a-Stack!!  It was such a nice evening--four friends came to stamp with me, and I really enjoyed the company!!  I needed this--it's been such a hectic summer!  It was nice to just sit and chat with friends while we stamped!!


Circle Circus in Melon Mambo, Soft Suede and Dusty Durango!!  After stamping, we used the Finial Press embossing folder with the Big Shot!

Medallion and It's Your Birthday Stamp Sets, done in Old Olive and Lovely Lilac!  The center is a Rhinestone Brad from the Ice Circle collection.


Autumn Days Stamp Set and Autumn Traditions Designer Paper.  Colors:  More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke.


Animal Stories Stamp Set and Tall Tales Designer Paper.  

Added 9/10:  Just heard from the orginal artist of this card--Connie B.!!!  Be sure and check out her work--it's all gorgeous!!!


A Good Friend Stamp Set and Tall Tales Designer Paper.  Ink Colors:  Regal Rose and Brilliant Blue!

Enjoy your Sunday!! 

Sketchy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!!!  It's going to be such a fun day!!  We're having Brandon's 12th Birthday party this afternoon, and he's very excited about it!  His birthday was the 24th, but with all the traveling, this was our first chance to have the party.  Let's just hope the sunny weather holds out for us!!

Saturday also means a new sketch over at the UDI blog!!  I really love the way my card turned out!  But, I made a booboo--I used the Juntos Designer Paper from the Spanish catalog.  Well, I went to look up the colors used in the designer paper, and I couldn't find it!!!  It's been retired!!  So, I apologize--I really thought it was in there!! :-)
Divasc45 Supplies used:

Autumn Splendor and Thank You Kindly Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, watercolor paper and Juntos Designer Paper

Ink:  Basic Brown

Misc:  1 1/4" Choc Chip Striped Grosgrain, Modern Label Punch, Watercolor Crayons and Aquapainter

This was a really fun sketch!  I hope you'll take some time and try your hand at it!!!

Have a great day!!!

Technostamper's Sketch!!

Good morning!!!  I had so much fun with this card!!  I created it for Mary Jo's Technostamper's Sketch!

I used the Level 2 Hostess set, Christmas Punch, for the stamping.  The beautiful silver pattern was made using the Big Shot!!  It's a new embossing folder (coming Sept 1!!!) called Petals-a-plenty!  I brayered one side with Night of Navy ink, then put in my silver cardstock and sent it through my Big Shot!  The ink doesn't show up on the embossed part!!!    I will show this technique at my September Stamp-a-Stack--click HERE for more details on this class!

Have a great day!!!

Mojo Monday #101

Happy Thursday!!  I spent the morning yesterday stamping!  It was very relaxing!  I had no idea what I wanted to work on, so I just pulled out some sketches!  You know how I love sketches--they make cardmaking so easy!  This is a card I made for the Mojo Monday sketch:

Mojo101 I used a new stamp set from the Holiday Mini (coming Sept 1!!).  It's called Autumn Splendor.  I love it!!  It's very easy to work with, and I love using the watercolor crayons and aquapainter with it!!  For this leaf, I simply stamped using Basic Brown ink, then colored!!  I punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch and layered that onto Sage Shadow and Choc Chip Cardstock.  The designer paper is from the To the Nines pack.  The sentiment is from the Level I hostess set, Holiday Best.

Hope you enjoy it!!  Have a great day!!!

Only a few days left!!!

US_Mini_starter_kit2009_250x297 BEST STAMPIN' DEAL IN TOWN--
Join Stampin' Up! for just $85 and get a GREAT Stampin' Kit. Everything in the kit is NEW! You will get: (you can change the colors of the pads or change the stamp set if you'd rather have something else!)

NEW For All You Do Stamp Set (p. 118, $28.95) (or similar priced stamp set)
NEW Rich Razzleberry Stamp Pad (p. 155, $5.95)
NEW Melon Mambo Stamp Pad (p. 155, $5.95)
NEW Soft Suede Stamp Pad (p. 155, $5.95)
NEW Crushed Curry Stamp Pad (p. 155, $5.95)
NEW Bermuda Bay Stamp Pad (p. 155, $5.95)
NEW Dusty Durango Stamp Pad (p. 155, $5.95)
NEW In-Color 8-1/2 x 11 Assorted Cardstock (p. 155, $7.95)
Whisper White 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock (p. 155, $7.50)
Catalogs, Order Forms, New Demonstrator Training Materials and business materials


* Discount on all your purchases
* Get FREE stamps
* Great website and magazine only for demonstrators
* No committment! If you just want the kit--that's OK! Even if you never sell a thing, you will be an "active" demonstrator through January 2010 and can take advantage of all demonstrator benefits

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN? Just go to my Stampin' Up! website.
Click on: START YOUR OWN BUSINESS (at the top), then JOIN NOW
My password is:  nachos

Please contact me if you have any questions!!! 

Oh--one more enticement!!  I'm holding a special stamp camp for just the members of my Stampin' Up! team on Friday, September 18!!  Cost is only $5!!!  Once you join, I will send you all the information!!

Hurry!!!  This offer ends on August 31, 2009!!! 

Divas Coffee Break Design #142

Good morning!!!  Yes, I finally stamped!!  Just a card, but at least it's something!! haha!!  I made this card for the Divas' Coffee Break Color Challenge--had to use Rose Red, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow!  So, that's what I did!!  I also used Whisper White!
Dcbd142 I used the Boho Backgrounds Stamp Set along with almost all of my cirlce punches!  The ribbons are the 5/8" Chocolate Chip and 3/8" Rose Red Grosgrain ribbons.  And, the sparkly in the middle is a medium Clear Rhinestone Brad!!

Sure hope you like it!!!  Have a GREAT day!

New Class Scheduled!!

For All You Do Class!!

Saturday, September 19 at 10:00am!!

Cost:  $25 or $45 with the stamp set!

The soft, elegant colors of the Cottage Wall DP paired with simple, striking card designs and a unique card purse will make this a project you’ll want to turn to over and over again!

Please bring SNAIL adhesive and Paper Snips.  All other supplies will be provided!

To register, click HERE!!

I'm home!!!!

Yep, after what seems like months and months, I am back home from the Junior League World Series!!!  The boys had a great time, and finished 4th.  Not too bad!!  We were 2-2, and tied for second, but was placed 4th after the tie breakers.  What an experience!!!  I have to give a shout out to the city of Taylor, Michigan.  They are the nicest people I've met in a long time!!  They were so friendly, and even fed us on numerous occasions!!  And, believe me, when you've been traveling for 2 months, every little bit helps ALOT!!  (we had to purchase airline tickets from Albuquerque to Detroit, with only 3 days notice--can you imagine that price tag?!!!) 

Anyway, here's some pics from the world series!!  Enjoy, and I'll try to have some actual stamping projects soon!!

The team!!!  What a great group of boys!!JLWS 259

and here is my baby, Cameron!!!

Have a GREAT day!!