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June 2010

Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge #183

Happy Hump Day!!!  With summer in full swing, I don't really think of it as "hump day"!!  No humps to get over during the summer!!  Can you believe it's the last day of June!!!  That means that today is the last day to shop from the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog!!  I'm sad to see some sets go (Wanted!!), as well as my Bold Brights--BUT, I've see the new catalog, and it will make you forget the old one very quickly!! :-)  If you don't have yours yet, stop on by and pick one up!  You're going to love it!!

Okay, on to the point of my post--the Divas' Coffee Break Design Challenge!  It's a sketch this week (you can see it HERE), and it was a tough one!! :-) (isn't that why it's called a "challenge"!!)  I was really stuck for ideas for this one, so I went to some color challenges--that helped a bunch!!  My color combo comes from the Colour Q Challenge of Bravo Burgundy, Real Red, Brocade Blue (will miss you!), Night of Navy & Whisper White!!!

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I used two retiring sets:  Happy Everything and Taffy Alphabet Numbers.  The "th" is from the Rough Type Alphabet found in the Summer Mini catalog.  I used the Seeing Stars Stamp Set for the background,and the large star punch for my diagonal stripe!  It's a colorful card!! 

Hope you're all enjoying a fantastic summer!!!



Last Two Days!!!

You only have today and tomorrow to get those sets on the Last Chance List!!!!  Hurry--don't miss out!!

And, mark your calendars--my Garage Sale is July 10 at 8:00am!!!  And, great news--I can accept credit cards now!!!  woohoo!!  See ya there!!  (for those of you not local, I'll post a list of things available after the garage sale!)

Have a GREAT day!!


Special $35 Re-Join Offer for Former Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators!


Dates: July 1-31, 2010

Offer Overview:  During the month of July, former Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators can rejoin Stampin’ Up® for only $35!  

To rejoin Stampin’ Up!®, former demonstrators need only purchase the Rejoin Starter Kit and sign and complete a new Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreement!  There is not an option to sign up online--please contact me today for your forms!! 

[email protected] 

The Rejoin Starter Kit Contains:

  • 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8) 
  • 2010 Summer Mini Catalog (8) 
  • Guest invitation postcards (100)
  • Customer order forms (50) 
  • 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative catalog (1) 
  • Celebrando Creatividad (1) 
  • Two months free Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription

Former demonstrators will already have the stamping supplies they need, so, in order to keep the price so low, the Rejoin Starter Kit contains the bare essentials to help them get their businesses back up and running.

Details to Remember:

  • This offer is available to all former demonstrators, regardless of how long ago they stopped being demonstrators.
  • This kit does not include any Stampin’ Up!® products. 
  • Rejoin Starter Kit payment must be made by the new recruit, and not the upline. 
  • Former demonstrators may add either or both of the optional add-ons to their starter kit. (See starter kit form for add-on contents.) 
  • There is no Online IDA option for this kit. Rejoin Starter Kit order forms must be submitted by mail. 
  • Rejoin Starter Kit order and Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreements must be received by Stampin’ Up!® by July 31, 2010.
  • Only demonstrators who resigned on or before March 31, 2010, are eligible for this offer.

Divas Sketch Challenge #89

Good morning!!  Aren't you happy that it's Saturday?!!!  We're off to more baseball games, then relaxing by the pool!! 

Here's my version of the sketch challenge over at the UDI Blog:


Boy, when I first saw this sketch, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it!!  Then, as I sat and looked at my desk, it all came together!! :-)  I used Watercolor Paper to stamp the images on--even the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment in Black Stazon, then over that I used Pink Passion (so sorry to see it go!!).  After I stamped the scroll, I went over it with my Aquapainter to "smudge" it a bit--I like the effect!!  

The colors used were from Krista's Color Challenge!

Other supplies used: 

Stamps:  Elements of Style & Occasional Quotes (NEW hostess set!!)

Ink:  Black Stazon;  Pink Passion & Wild Wasabi Classic Ink

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Pink Passion & Watercolor Paper

Misc:  Black Satin Ribbon

Please hop on over to Carol's blog to see what she's done with this sketch!!

Have a GREAT day!


Mojo Monday #144

WOW!!  It's been awhile since I was able to participate in the Mojo Monday Sketch!  But, I needed a card for my Shoebox Swap tonight, so I used this week's sketch to help me out!

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I used the Tropical Party stamp set, along with the Travel Journal Designer Paper.  I really like these colors together!!  (Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green & Bashful Blue).  For the Bashful Blue layer, I used the Square Lattice Embossing folder to add some texture.  The little embellishments in the bottom right were done with silver brads and one of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches.

I sure hope the girls like it tonight!!

Only about five more days left of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog!!!  Be sure you get everything you want/need before June 30!!  You can see all the lists HERE

Today is the last day for the Buy 2, Get 1 FREE Special!!  Click HERE for those details!!

Have a GREAT Day!


Money Holder.........

Good morning!!  I'm so excited--I have a friend coming over today, and I'm going to help her with a few scrapbook pages!!  Baseball pages--how fun!!

Here's a money hold I made for my son's friend that turned 15 on Monday!


He's on the high school team with my son, but I thought they might be too old for a baseball theme?  It's so hard to decide what to do for them as they get older!!  I used Celebrate Everything--I use this set ALL the time, so will probably hold onto it after it retires on June 30.  The candle is from Party Heart.  I stamped the "Celebrate" with Silver Encore ink, and the rest is done with Black Stazon.  Carstock used:  Basic Black, Silver and Whisper White.

Here's the inside:

Measurements were:  6 3/4" x 7 1/4", Scored at 1 1/4" and 4 1/4" on the 7 1/4" side.  Honestly, I don't measure most of the time--I just put the dollar bill on the cardstock, and mark how wide to make it, leaving enough room for the Sticky Strip, then just kinda fold it around the money!!  (I did put more than a $1 in!!! haha!!)

Have a great day!!  Don't forget about my special HERE -- it ends tomorrow!!


Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge #182

Hello!!  How are you this wonderful Wednesday?  All's well here.  Just enjoying summer and the extra time I get with my boys!!

Today's Divas Coffee Break Challenge is a color Challenge--and a fun one at that!!!


You know how I love Bright colors!!!  I had a blast making this card:

I used the Party Hearty Stamp Set for most of the card.  The sentiment is from one of the new Hostess Sets--Occasional Quotes!  (Be sure to schedule YOUR workshop so that you can get it for FREE!!!)

I'm off to tennis this morning, and then baseball this afternoon!!  I love watching the boys play!!  Hope you have a GREAT day!!!



A Special to Thank YOU for your support!!!

Each year, I like to thank YOU for your continued support of my Stampin' Up! Business!!  I do this by offering the following special!  I hope you can take advantage of it!  Hurry though--the offer ends on June 25--that's this coming Friday!!!


Last Chance Stamps!!!

From now until June 25 , BUY 2, GET 1 FREE!!!  This includes all stamp sets listed!!!  The free set will be the least expensive of the three.  There is no limit--for every two you purchase, you'll get 1 free!!  (if you have 9 sets on your list, the 3 least expensive sets will be FREE!!)

***Shipping and Tax will be charged on FREE sets.

You can place your order online--you'll pay for all the sets when you place your order. Then, once I receive notification of your order,  I will send you a check (within 2 business days) for the free sets you qualify for.  Click HERE to shop online--just click "Shop Now" in the left column. (you can also see the last chance lists!!)

"CASE" Challenge

Happy Monday!!  Here is a card I made for the CASE (Copy and Share Everything!) Challenge on SUDSOL (a web group for Stampin' Up! demonstrators).


I used the soon-to-be-retired set, Starring You.  The Designer Paper is called Travel Journal, and can be found in the Summer Mini Catalog!  Colors used:  Bashful Blue, Night of Navy & Pumpkin Pie.  I also used the large and small star punches, and Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon.

Enjoy your week!!!  Only 9 more days until the NEW catalog debuts!!!!


Happy Father's Day!!

What a beautiful day here in the sunny Southwest!!!  I want to wish all the fathers a GREAT DAY!!  We're grilling steaks this afternoon, and basically doing NOTHING all day!!!  Probably swim and just hang out!!  That sounds like heaven to me!!

Before I go though, I wanted to share a card sent to me by Anne:


Isn't it gorgeous?!!  She used a stencil and some paste to make it raised.  Here's a close up:

I love it--thanks so much, Anne!!!

Have a GREAT day!