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Royal Blog Tour!!

Good morning!!!  I am so excited to be a part of the Royal Blog Tour this weekend!!  You're going to see some amazing projects today!  So, grab a cup of coffee/tea/water, relax and enjoy the ride!!

I created a card set for a man!!  Aren't we always looking for something masculine?  Well, here ya go!!  I created the card holder to hold four cards and envelopes.  The cards do not have a sentiment--not even on the inside!!  But, you could always add your own!

And, another view--with the cards:

And, here is a close-up of the card, with the envelope--yes, it's stamped, too!!

Supplies used:

Wanted Stamp Set


To the Nines Specialty Paper:  Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip & Sahara Sand Cardstock; Whisper White Notecards with envelopes


Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke Classic Ink Pads


Stampin' Sponges, Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Circles #2 Die, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon and Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons

Here's a picture with all the dimensions so you can make your own box!!  (click on it to make it larger!)


So, what do you think?  Please leave a comment!!!  I'm offering the following blog candy, to be chosen by!  Winner will be contacted by email!!

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Have a GREAT day!!



Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge # 174

Good morning!!!  I hope you're all doing well!!!  I'm sorry to be so inconsistent in my posting--life has just gotten in the way!!  :-)  It's all been good things, so I won't complain!  I just hate letting my readers down--you guys are so good to me!!

It's Wednesday, and that means another challenge over at the DCBD Blog!  Our challenge this week was a color challenge:  Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise and Dusty Durango!!  Yep--you read that correctly!!  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the Dusty Durango!!!  But, I did come up with something--and I think it's kinda fun!!

I used the Wanted Stamp Set, along with It's Your Birthday.  It's all just simple stamping.  I punched the sentiment out with the Word Window Punch, and the ribbon is the 3/8" Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain.  For the layout, I used the sketch at Stamping 411.  A fun and simple card!!

Now, I dare you to try this Color Challenge!!  Good luck!!!

Have a GREAT day!


Happy Mom's Day!!

Good morning, and Happy Monday!!!  I hope this finds you all happy and healthy!!!  I wanted to share a couple of ideas for Mother's Day--it's coming soon!!!  Just two weeks from yesterday!!  These are cards we made at my stamp-a-stack this month!

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This was done with the Vintage Vogue stamp set, and some soft colors:  Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac and So Saffron!  I just love the way they look together!!!

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And this one was done with the Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set.  I stamped the flowers with Black Stazon, then watercolored used the Aquapainter and ink refills.  I used Pale Plum and Perfect Plum!!

Okay--go stamp your mom, grandmother, sister, friend, etc a card!!! :-)

Have a GREAT day!


Sunshine Award!

Sunshine award

These are the rules for this Sunshine Award:

1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.

2. Pass the award to 12 other bloggers.

3. Link the nominees within your post.

4. Let them know they received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

Carol gave me this fun award--thanks so much!!!  She's a great gal--we work together on the UDI Sketch Team, and she's a blast!!!  Here's what she wrote:

tammy, simple is good. i love the clean look it gives.

i left an award for you on my blog. please check it out. though i don't always leave you comments i do check out your blog every week and love what you do. you are such a talented demo.

xoxo ~ carol

Now, here are 12 blogs that I would like to pass the award to (in no particular order):













Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge # 173

Happy Hump Day!!!

Time to share my card for the weekly challenge over at the Diva Coffee Break Blog -- go check it out and play along!!!  It's a pretty simple card today (aren't all mine?!!!), using the Hello Again Stamp Set:

I used my Stampin' Write markers to color on the rubber, then stamp!  Colors for the flower are So Saffron and Mellow Moss.  Other items used:  So Saffron, Whisper White and Sahara Sand Cardstock and  Bella Blue Designer Paper.  The squares were made using the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches!!

Have a GREAT day!!



Good morning, and happy Tuesday!!!  Yesterday was interesting--my oldest woke up with a swollen eye--he couldn't even open it!!  So, we got in at the Dr.'s office--Monday mornings are NOT a good time to go!! haha!!  Looks like it's just an allergic reaction--so thank goodness for that!!  Then, my husband and I signed up to sell Gold Canyon candles!!!  I think this business will fit in well with my stamping.  And, my husband really wants to be involved, so he'll probably do alot of the candle stuff.  It's a great fundraiser, too--so if you need to do fundraising, give me a call!!  :-)  If you would like to check out the site, click HERE.  Wish me luck!!

Now on to my Stampin' Up! business!!  This will always be my first love!!  It has been such a blessing to my family and I.  Financially, it as enabled us to go on vacation (including two free cruises!!), as well as purchase my husband's "mid life crisis" car!! haha!!  Yep, I paid for a little sports car for my husband!!  It really makes me feel great to be able to contribute the family's finances, but still be available for my kids anytime they need me!  If you're interested in starting your own business, contact me--we can meet for coffee!!  Or, if you're not in Albuquerque, I'll just have to buy you a cup long distance!!  If you're like me, and like to "check things out" first, click HERE for all the details!!  And, if you're one of those people that like to jump right in, my password is "nachos".

WOW!!  I'm just full of hot air today, aren't I!!  Well, thanks for your patience!!  Now, here's the card for today:

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This is another card we made at the stamp-a-stack on Sunday!  The stamp set is from the Occasions Mini Catalog--"With All My Heart".  The large flower coordinates well with the XL Fancy Flower Punch!  Colors used are Lovely Lilac and Mellow Moss.  Both these are retiring as of July 1. 

Hope you all have a GREAT day!!


Another Sketch Challenge!!

You all know how much I love sketch challenges!!  Well, I saw this sketch on the Pals Paper Arts site, and just had to play along!!  Here's the card:

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I designed this card for my Stamp-a-stack class yesterday--they loved it!!  It's Old Olive and Whisper White.  The sentiment is from the Fundamental Phrases set.  The designer paper is from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack (in the soon to be expired Occasions Mini!!)

I thought it turned out quite cute!!  Really bright and cheery!!  Hope you like it!!

If you'd like to come to the next stamp-a-stack, it's Sunday, May 16 at 2pm.  Click HERE for more details and to register!!

Have a GREAT day!


Sketchy Saturday #79

Good morning!!  Today is "Sketchy Saturday" over at the UDI Blog!!  And, here's my card:

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I used the current Level 2 hostess set, Asian Artistry.  The left panel was run through the Big Shot with one of our Texturz plates--love the soft texture you get with them!!  Colors used were Sage Shadow and Handsome Hunter (a color challenge on SUDSOL).  I hope you enjoy the card!!

Now, hope on over to Tiffany's Blog to see what she created using the sketch!!

Have a GREAT day!!


Another Make-n-Take!


Here is the 2nd Make-n-take from the Nacho meeting last Thursday!  This was made using the new Wheel Builders!!!  I can't wait to show you these fun items!!!  There are six to choose from, and you can mix and match them, depending on your needs!!  So Cool!!!

This whole card was done in Brocade Blue--one of the retiring colors!  Please remember to order your retiring cardstock and ink/ink refills before June 1!!!  When June 1 rolls around, all the retiring colors will be "while supplies last"!!  So, order before that to ensure you get what you want/need!!!

Have a GREAT day!!