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August 2010

Last Stamp Camp Project!!!

Good morning!!  Here's the project I promised you!!  How cute is this little box?!!!


I know we've seen these around, so what makes this one different?  It's teeny tiny!!!  I used the new Scallop Squares Duo Die, coming out in the Holiday Mini TOMORROW!!!  The top and bottom of this box are only 3" x 3"!!  So cute!!!  The top is decorated with the Wicked Fun Specialty Paper and the Wicked Cool Stamp Set--both from the "Big" catalog!  Colors used were Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry!

I sized this box to hold 4 Hershey Nuggets:


These are also decorated with strips of the Wicked Fun Specialty Paper--about 1" x 3".  I do recommend using Sticky Strip to adhere the paper to the nuggets--just holds it a bit better!

And, as promised, here are the measurements:


Here is a list of the supplies:

120600  Wicked Cool (clear mount)  $14.95

117400 Wicked Fun Specialty Paper $11.95

120903 Scallop Squares Duo Die $21.95 (avail Sept 1)

To order online, click HERE, and then click on the "Shop Now" button in the top right hand corner!!

Don't forget about my Frequent Shopping Miles!!!

Have a GREAT Day!


Nacho Average Stamp Camp!!

Good morning!!!  What a great weekend!!  Saturday was my Mystery Hostess party--you saw those projects HERE.  Well, on Friday night, I held my quarterly stamp camp for my team!!!  We had a blast!!  I love spending time with these ladies--always a great time!!

Here are the projects we made:


This was made with the new Mini lunch bags that will be available in the Holiday Mini Catalog--coming in two days!!!  If you don't have one, please email me, and I'll get one to you!!  I also used the Autumn Splendor and Curly Cute stamp sets.  Colors are More Mustard and Bravo Burgunday.

We also made this super-cute birthday card:

The card is just scraps of designer paper, and the "icing" is made with the new Tasteful Trim Die and Big Shot!!  So cute!!!  Colors are Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise.

The third project I'm going to save until tomorrow--I have measurements for you, but I don't have them uploaded yet!  It's the cutest little box, holding 4 Hershey nuggets!!  Come back tomorrow--you just have to see it!!

Would you like to come to my next stamp camp?!!!  I'd love to have you!!  And, if you don't live in the Albuquerque area, I can send the projects to you!!  Please visit my Stampin' Up! business website for all the details--just click HERE!!  (password:  nachos)

And, if you join in September, you'll receive this beautiful tote!!!

They had this available for purchase at Convention--it's quite large!!  It will even hold 12x12 cardstock and your paper cutter!  Perfect for toting supplies for workshops, classes, etc!!  I love mine!!  Here are the details on the tote:

Inspired by the new Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper featured in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (p. 173), this tote is a must-have!

Here are a few of its many features:

  • This tote fits 12" x 12" products as well as 12" x 12" Craft Keepers, and it even holds your Paper Cutter!
  • A back-zipper pocket holds seven Classic Stampin' Pads. 
  • Open outside pockets hold our Extra-Large punches.
  • A detachable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry your tote.

This is a $39.95 value--yours FREE just for starting your own business!!!!  What a deal!

Have a great day, and I'll see you tomorrow!!


Mystery Hostess Party & 10% OFF!!!

Happy Sunday!!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I'm having a great one!  And, today is wide open!  We were actually hoping for rain--it's always fun to stay in your PJ's on a rainy day and watch old Doris Day movies!!  So far though, looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day here in the southwest!!

Yesterday morning, I held my Mystery Hostess party!!  Had a GREAT time!!  We did two make-n-takes, and I want to share them with you!

The first was a Fancy Favor box:


It's made with Rose Red Cardstock, then decorated with the Island Oasis Designer Paper and the Tropical Party Stamp Set.  The sentiment is from the Level I hostess set, Afterthoughts.  Quick and Cute!!

The next was a card made with Watercolor Trio:

I used two of the new In Colors, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait--aren't they pretty together!  The Pear Pizzazz background piece was made with the Big Shot and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. 

The Summer Mini "expires" on August 31!!!  These two stamp sets will no longer be available!!  So, get them now!!  You can shop HERE (click on "Shop Now" in upper right-hand corner) or email me with your order!  I am offering 10% off any item found in the Summer Mini Catalog!  If you shop online, I will send you a "refund" check for the 10%!  (and you'll be eligible for my Frequent Shoppers' Miles!  Details HERE.)!!

Have a GREAT day!



You have to go check out all the new stuff on the Clearance Rack!!!  Loads of the retired cardstock for CHEAP!!!!  Click HERE, then click on the "Shop Now" button in the top right corner!!  Once there, look in the list to the left, and click on "Clearance Rack"!!  You'll be amazed!!  Be sure to register so that I'm your demonstrator, and you'll be eligible for my Frequent Shopping Miles!!!

Divas Saturday Sketch Challenge #98

Isn't this the cutest cupcake?!! 


I created this card for the Sketchy Saturday challenge at the UDI Blog!  It was so much fun!  I once again used my Island Oasis Designer Paper--these stripes are great for any occasion!!!  And, it helped me decide what colors to use on my card!  If you're ever "at a loss" for colors, just pull out your Color Coach, or your Designer Paper!!  Both have wonderful ideas for color combos!

Supplies used:

Cute by the Inch and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  So Saffron, Rose Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise;  Island Oasis Designer Paper

Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red & Old Olive

Misc:  Word Window Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Now, go check out Tiffany's Blog--she's always got GREAT ideas for us!!

Have a GREAT day!

Upcoming Classes!!!

Good morning!!  I wanted to update you all on my upcoming classes for the fall!!  I am very excited and hope you can join me for one or more!! 

New for this catalog year (July '10 thru June '11), if you come to 5 classes, you'll get the 6th FREE!!!  I'll give a punch card to keep track of them--be sure and bring it with you!!! (I don't keep track of these, so you'll want to put your punch card in a safe place!)

On to the list:

Christmas Card Class

Friday, Sept 17 @ 7pm;  Cost is $20   REGISTER today!

Please join me for a great class to help you get ahead!!!   We're making our Christmas cards in August!!!   We will make 15 cards--5 each of 3 designs.   Cost is only $20!

You must provide your own SNAIL adhesive!!!  If you need refills, just let me know in advance, and I can order them for you.

September Stamp-a-Stack

Sunday, Sept 19 @ 2pm;  Cost is $20  REGISTER today!

Come and make 12 cards -- 2 each of 6 designs!!  There will be a variety of cards:  birthday, masculine, thank you's, fall, etc!!

Please bring SNAIL Adhesive and paper snips!  All other supplies will be provided!!

Halloween Stamp-a-Stack

Sunday, Oct 10 @ 2pm OR Wednesday, Oct 13 @ 7pm;  Cost is $10  REGISTER today!

Come and make some Fall/Halloween Cards!!!  There are some great new products in the Holiday Mini Catalog, as well as the new Halloween items in the "big" Idea Book & Catalog!!  Let's have some fun!!

Please note--there are two times for this class, but the projects will be the same for both!

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

Holiday Cards Stamp Camp!!!

Saturday, October 23 @ 9am or 1pm;  Cost is $25  REGISTER today!!

We will make 15 Holiday cards and/or Gift Card Holders!!  (3 each of 5 designs)

This event will be held at the Grace Church on San Antonio NE.  Click on the 'register' button above to see all the details!!  There's a google map to the church, as well as info on a card swap, door prizes and the GRAND prize!!!

These are always alot of fun!!!  Hope you can make it!!!

'Tis The Season Mini Camp

Sunday, November 7 @ 2pm;  Cost is $20  REGISTER today!!

Do you have lots of social events coming up?  Need hostess and/or thank you gifts?  Well, this is the camp for you!!  We'll make three gifts that will be perfect as hostess/thank you gifts!!  

Please bring SNAIL adhesive and paper snips--all other supplies will be provided!!

Thank You Stamp-a-Stack

Sunday, Nov 21 @ 2pm;  Cost is $20  REGISTER today!

Come and make 12 thank you cards!!  You'll be all set for the holidays!!

Please bring SNAIL adhesive and paper snips!  All other supplies will be provided!

Class:  Teacher's Gifts!!

Friday, Dec 10 @ 7pm;  Cost is $20  REGISTER today!

It's that time of year--time to thank those wonderful people that take great care of our kids during school hours!!  I'm here to help you make some great original gifts for them!

We'll make three gifts -- all fun and easy!!

Cost is $20 for three gifts.  As it gets closer, I will give you the opportunity to purchase more of each gift.  (in case you have more than 3 teachers!)

Please bring SNAIL adhesive and paper snips!  All other supplies will be provided!

Scrapbook 2010!!

Sunday, Dec 12 @ 2pm

Cost is $35 or $50 with album  REGISTER today!!

This will make a GREAT gift for a special loved one!!!

We'll make 12 6x6 two-page spreads.  One for each month of the year!!  I'll also have a title page!  $35 Class fee does not include page protectors or the album.  If you would like the album (includes 10 page protectors), please check that option.  I will contact you to find out which color you would like:  Natural, Real Red or Navy.  All are Linen, and are Ring style albums.  If you order the Ring style, I will include the extra page protectors you'll need. Please bring SNAIL adhesive and paper snips!  All other supplies will be provided. No club discount for this class--sorry!

That's it for now!! If you don't see one that interests you, call me!!  We can schedule a private class for you and your friends!

Have a GREAT Day!


Happy Thursday!!

WOW!!  What a week I've had!!  I've had 3 migraines in the last two days!!  UGH!!  I am so far behind now!!  But, at least I feel good this morning--just hope it stays that way!  I have a quick post for you today--this is a card I made for a swap I'm participating in:


I used the Jolly Holiday Designer paper, along with the sentiment from the Bells & Boughs Stamp Set--it's in the new Holiday Mini!!  (warning:  this mini will make you go broke!!)  The punch is also from the Holiday Mini--isn't it pretty?!!!  Cardstock used here is Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive!

Have a great day!  I'm off to finish preparations for my Mystery Hostess party!!  If you'd like to come, click HERE to register!  If you can't make it, but would like a chance at the hostess benefits, just email me your order before Saturday at 10am!!  You'll get a ticket for every $10 you spend!!  I'll contact you Saturday afternoon if your name is drawn!!



Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge #191

Hi!!  Wow, school has been back "in session" for a week now!  I do miss my boys during the day, but it's so nice getting back into a routine!! 

Only six more days to order from the Summer Mini!!!  One of the products that will be "gone" after August 31 is the Island Oasis Designer Paper!!  I really like this paper--so bright and cheerful!  I'm going to stock up and use this for some of my summer scrapbooking!!

I made this card for theDivas' Coffee Break sketch challenge!!  Here's the sketch:


And, here's my card:


Just a fun simple birthday card--but so bright and happy!!!  And, look on the "umbrella" layer--I used a whole strip of the rhinestone jewels!!  These babies are self-adhesive, and soooooo easy to use!!  Sometimes I find myself sitting at my table just staring at the sparkle!! They really are so sparkly!  It's hard to part with them, but I'm trying to share with others!! haha!!

Supplies used:

Curly Cute Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Rose Red & Pumpkin Pie;  Island Oasis Designer Paper

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink

Misc: Basic Rhinestone Jewels (you get 150 for only $4.95!!!), Pumpkin Pie Satin Ribbon

Have a wonderful day!!