Previous month:
February 2010
Next month:
April 2010

March 2010

Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge # 171

Good morning!!!  It's March 31, and that means the end of Sale-a-bration!!!  Be sure to get your orders in today if you want to take advantage of all the FREE stuff!!!

It's also Wednesday, and time for the DCBD Challenge!!  It's a sketch this week, and you can see it HERE!

I used the Happy Moments Sale-a-bration Set, along with the Ornament punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog!


Other supplies used:

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White and Tea Party Designer Paper

Ink:  Black Stazon Ink;  Pretty in Pink, So Saffron & Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Markers

Misc:  Med. Jewelry Tag Punch, Ornament Punch, Linen Thread

Have a GREAT day!


Only 2 Days Left!!!

I can't believe Sale-a-bration is almost over!!!  You only have two days (until March 31) to take advantage of all the great deals!!!

As a customer, you'll get a Sale-a-bration reward FREE for every $50 spent (before ship/tax)!!!  You can place your order online HERE (click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right corner), or call me!!!

As a new demonstrator, you'll get 15% off the Starter Kit (reg price $199)!!!!  That's a lot of stamping stuff for only $169 + tax!!!!  (no shipping on the starter kit!!!)  Plus, you'll get to be a part of a great group of ladies--the Nacho Average Stampers!!!  We have alot of fun together!!  AND, in addition to the discount, you'll also get to choose an extra stamp set FREE -- up to $47.95!!!  woohoo!!!

Stampin' Up!® needs all kinds of demonstrators!
...........what kind would you be?

FRIENDS & FAMILY DEMONSTRATOR:  You just want to buy all your stamping and scrapbooking supplies at a great discount and help you "friends & family" get their supplies too!  Also want access to great "demonstrator only" websites and monthly idea magazine--always tons of ideas at your fingertips! 
No pressure to sell to others, attend events, or communicate with anyone--you just simply order when you want to.

GIVE IT A TRY DEMONSTRATOR:  You join Stampin' Up! to see what it is all about--with no long-term
commitment or plan.  You purchase the kit (which is a great deal all by itself,) have a couple of workshops
or classes, just to see if you might like it.  If you find it's not for you--you can become a "discount
purchaser" or just say "good bye!"

HOBBY DEMONSTRATOR:  You like the idea if doing workshops and earning extra money, but only when
it’s convenient for you.  You might work a lot some months and very little, or not at all, during other months.  You love to stamp and/or scrapbook and like to support your own "hobby" so that you can buy everything that you want with the money you earn!

PART TIME DEMONSTRATOR:  You see the potential to do a little work and earn a little money on a consistent basis.  You want no pressure to ever do more than you want, but you want help and support from a "upline" who truly cares about you and your goals.  You may have specific goals in mind--pay for preschool, college tuition, car payment, new furniture, etc...

CAREER DEMONSTRATOR:  You recognize the potential of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and want to build a business with long-term career goals.  You want to pursue management and want to move up the career ladder.  You love attending Stampin’ Up! events and building relationships with other demonstrators and customers.  You intend to work at your business in a consistent and outgoing manner.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS IS A FLEXIBLE, FUN BUSINESS YOU CAN BUILD TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS AND DESIRES.  And, as you move through life, it can change!!!  I've been all of the above at one time or another!!  The one thing that doesn't change--the friends you've made along the way!!


I would love to have you join the Nacho Average Stampers!!!  Please click HERE to join -- my password is "nachos"!!

Happy Monday!!!

Hi!!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!  I sure did!!  It started on Friday with a craft fair at the Heart Hospital here in Albuquerque!  My best friend, Pami, had a table right next to mine, so we chit chatted all day!!  Here are some of the items I made:

These were little notebooks I found--they had a design on the front, but I had to had my own!!  And, the pen matches!!  The ribbon is some of the organdy ribbon we used to carry--sure do miss it!!  But, now we have the satin, so it's okay!! :-)


And, here are some fun little bookmarks made with the giant paper clips.  These are so fun and easy to make--and they always sell out!!


These are pillow box treats, made with the Big Shot!! 


Here is another notebook I made with Circle Circus.  I love the Zebra print!!!



Hope you enjoyed these!!  I'll share a few more tomorrow!!



Divas Sketch #70

Happy weekend!!!  We're off to the opening ceremonies for the Little League!  They're honoring my oldest son's all-star team from last year--they made it all the way to the Junior League World Series!!!  They've arranged for the boys to be picked up by limousine -- can you imagine?!!!  Cam is pretty excited!!

Anyway, on to stamping!!  Here is my card for the Sketchy Saturday challenge over at the UDI Blog!


I really love these colors together!!  (remember them from earlier in the week?)

Supplies used:

Vintage Vogue Stamp Set & Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel

Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery & Close to Cocoa Classic Ink

Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip Cardstock

half pearls from the Pretties Kit

Now, hop on over to Tiffany's Blog, and enjoy her wonderful creations!!

Have a GREAT day!


Two Challenges in One!!

Good morning!!!  I was so excited to actually get to complete a couple of challenges this week!!  I save the sketches, color combos, etc. each week, but haven't gotten to them in a LONG time!!!  So, here is a card for two of my favorite challenges:  Mojo Monday #131 & Curtain Call Color Challenge #22 !!

I really had fun with these colors!!  So bright and fun!!  And the stamp set is a sneak peek into the upcoming 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Catalog & Idea Book!!!  It's a 2-step stamp set--and it's clear mount!!  So easy to use!!  It's called Awash with Flowers!!   Stay tuned for a fun new promotion starting April 1!!

Have a GREAT day!!


Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge # 170

Good morning!!!  Today's challenge is a color challenge:  Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa!  They are soooo pretty together--go try it!!!  And, be sure and check out the other Divas' creations HERE!

Here's my card:

I used MaryJo's Sketch Challenge for the layout! 

Supplies used:

Vintage Vogue Stamp Set and Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel

Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery & Close to Cocoa Classic Inks;  Very Vanilla Craft Ink

Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla Cardstock

Modern Label Punch, Top Note Die, Big Shot, half pearls from Pretties Kit

Have a GREAT day!!!


Friday's Craft Fair

Here are some fun key chains I made for the craft fair on Friday!  They're made with felt and the Stampin' Up! Flower Folds die!!  They are addicting!!!  So much fun to make!!  Thanks, Barb, for sharing this great idea!!


Aren't they fun!!!



A quick reminder--registration for the Eastern Blooms class ends next Tuesday!!  Get all the details HERE.

Have a GREAT day!!


Upcoming Craft Fair!!!

Good morning!!  I am participating in a craft fair at the Heart Hospital downtown Albuquerque--it's this Friday, from 7am to 3pm!!  Come and see me!! 

Here is one of the items I've made:

This one is for Easter--I used the XL 2-step Bird Punch and the Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper pad.  The "happy Easter" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  After I punched the bird out, I sent him through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.


And, here's one using the Picture This Level I Hostess Set from Stampin' Up!


These are just little triangles with Hershey Kisses inside!!


The cardstock measures 4" x 5", scored on the 5" side at 1 1/4", 2 1/2" & 3 3/4".  The kisses are held in with sticky strip!  The designer paper measures 3 3/4" x 4 1/2"--no scoring--just wrap it around, and secure it with sticky strip!  Super easy!!!

Have a GREAT day!!


Super Simple!!!

Happy Sunday morning!!  Today I have a SUPER simple card for you!!  It's made with the Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad--found in the Sale-a-bration Brochure!  Which means you can get it FREE!!!  But, hurry, Sale-a-bration ends March 31!!!  Not much time left!!

It's just some layering, and then stamping the sentiment.  I used one from the Thank You Kindly set, but any sentiment could be substituted!!  The punch is also one of the Sale-a-bration items--the Scallop Trim Border punch!!  It was quick and easy to put together!! 

Have a GREAT day!!


Divas Sketch Challenge #75

Good morning!!  Finally, here is my card for Sketchy Saturday over at the UDI Blog!!  Carol added a small challenge for us, to go along with the sketch--to use the Pretties Kit!  Well, that's always an easy one for me--I love the Pretties Kit!!

Supplies used:

Pretties Kit, Boho Blossoms Punch, Tea Party Designer Paper, Almost Amethyst & So Saffron Cardstock!

Now, hop on over to Tiffany's Blog and see her wonderful creation!!