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January 2011

What fun!

I held my All About Love Stamp-a-stack yesterday afternoon, and had such a great time!!  Here are some of the cards we made:


This was my favorite card of the bunch--in fact, we made this at my downline meeting on Friday night, too!!  It uses the Plane & Simple Stamp Set, and the Define Your Life Stamp Set for the sentiment.  The background paper is called First Edition--found in the Occasions Mini.  Colors used are Basic Black, Basic Gray and Crumb Cake.


I love the layout of this card--I attended a demonstrator shoebox swap last week, and Sharon made THIS CARD.  I loved it, but don't have that set, or even the flower die!  So, I changed it all up!  I used I {heart} Hearts and Occasional Quotes.  And, of course, the glimmer paper!!!  I sure hope Stampin' Up! comes out with more colors of this--it's so gorgeous!! 

If you missed this class, be sure and come to the February Stamp-a-Stack!  It's on Feb 27 at 2pm!  Click HERE to register!

Be sure and come back tomorrow for the Sudsol blog Tour!  You won't want to miss it!!!

SUDSOL - Check it out!

Divas Sketch Challenge #120

Hooray!  It's the weekend!!  And, one of my favorite parts is the Divas' Challenge!!  I love to see what everyone else did with the same sketch!  It's amazing how different they all are, but still gorgeous!  You can see the sketch on the UDI Blog, and now on to my card:


I am really enjoying the new stamp set, Plane & Simple!  It's a perfect set for manly-men cards!!  And, my husband works in the aviation field, so this is great for him!!

Here's what I used:

Plane & Simple and Artistic Etchings Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla

Ink:  Black Stazon, Crumb Cake & Basic Gray

Misc:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing folder, word window punch, 5/16" Jumbo Brad (i brushed the silver brads with Black Stazon ink)

Enjoy your weekend!!  To continue on our little blog hop, click HERE to visit Carol's blog!!

Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Happy Friday!!  I'm so excited--tonight is my group meeting!!  I'm giving awards away, we're talking some business, and of course, stamping!!  It's going to be so much fun!!!  Can't wait!!  Are you in the Albuquerque area?  Then join us!!!  We'd love to have you!

Friday also means the Sketch Frenzy Blog Hop!!!  Our sketch today is from Robbie, and it's a fun one!!


And here's my card:

Does it look familiar?!! :-)  Yes, same colors as the card I posted on Wednesday!!  (you can see that one HERE)  And, it's even the same stamp set, Artistic Etchings!!  It was still out on my desk, and I liked the first card so much, I used all the same "stuff"!!  I love how this one turned out, too!!!    Here's a complete list of supplies:

Artistic Etchings Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Old Olive and Whisper White

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait & Old Olive

Misc:  Large and scalloped oval punches;  Old Olive Satin Ribbon;  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Have a wonderful day!!  Now, hop on over to Tina's blog!!!

More projects that weren't picked!!

Good morning!!  Today I'm sharing a few more projects that weren't picked for our March 5th Stamp Camp!

This first project is a box with 4 notecards & envelopes.  We all liked it, but decided that we'd done something similar to this in th past!

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That's the box--sorry, the ribbon isn't tied very pretty!!  I used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, and layered that onto Blushing Bride cardstock.  The box itself is Basic Black.

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And, here is the card!  The box holds four cards and envelopes.  This is stamped with the Occasions Mini Set, Easter Blossoms, then colored with the Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker.

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And, this last project is a covered jr. legal pad!  I love this new Sew Suite.  I used the Sweet Stitches Designer Paper along with the Sweet Stitches Designer Big Buttons!  The Tangerine Tango piece is raised with Stampin' Dimensionals:

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Cool, huh?!! 

Well, that's all the rejects for now!!  I'll have a few more for you on Sunday!!!  If you'd like to register for Stamp Camp, click HERE.  We do have a limited amount of space, so be sure and register early!!

Have a GREAT day!

Diva Coffee Break Designs #212

Good morning!! 

Here's the color challenge for this week:


And, here's my card:


Love these colors!! I think it's my new favorite combo!!  I used the Artistic Etchings stamp set, along with Peach Parfait Ribbon and Rhinestones for some bling!!!  Very simple card, but I love it!!

Be sure and check out the rest of the design team's cards on the DCBD Blog!!

Project "rejects"!!! :-)

Good morning!!  We had a big project meeting yesterday afternoon to decide on projects for our March 5 Stamp Camp.  We picked some really nice things for the guests to do!  I am very excited about this one!!  But, alas, there were some projects I made that weren't picked!!  And, now I'll share them with you!!

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This is a cute banner made with the new Petal Cone Die and Big Shot!!!  It's really cute, but it's kinda tiny!  I used the Baja Breeze Seam Binding, and the Sweet Vintage Designer Paper.  There are also pearls at the top and at the points.  As cute as this is, we picked an even better project using the Petal Cone Die!!!  Be sure and register ASAP to secure your spot!!!  You don't want to miss it!!

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This is a bookmark card!!  It's made with Love Letters DSP, and Riding Hood Red and Basic Black cardstock.  The idea came from Lee Conrey.  I used the Artistic Etchings stamp set, along with the Monogram Alphabet Set.

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The bookmark is made with the Two Tags Die and Big Shot!  And, the red scallops are made using the Tasteful Trim Die!

I'll have more rejects for you tomorrow!!  haha!!!

Have a great day!


Upcoming Classes!!!

Just a quick reminder about some great classes coming up!!!

Nacho Group Meeting--Friday, Jan 28 @ 7pm.  Come and see what it's all about!!  We have a GREAT group of ladies!  What a wonderful way to build your own business!!  This is a free event, but you must RSVP!

It's All About Love Stamp-a-Stack--Sunday, Jan 30 @ 2pm.  We'll make 12 cards, 2 each of 6 designs.  Hurry--only 2 spots left for this one!

Scrap-a-Stack (of pages)--Friday, Feb 4 @ 7pm.  We'll make six 2-page spreads (8 x 8)!!  This is a great way to get a jump on your scrapbooking for 2011!!

Sale-a-bration Stamp-a-Stack--Sunday, Feb 27 @ 2pm.  We'll make 12 cards, 2 each of 6 designs.

And, the big one:

Sale-a-bration STAMP CAMP!! -- Saturday, March 5 at 9am OR 1pm.  These are always fun events!!  There are several demonstrators working together!  We'll make 4 projects--these are more 3D in nature, or more involved cards!!  Loads of fun!!!!  We have doorprizes, a card contest and a wonderful GRAND PRIZE!!  Registration ends Feb 19, or when full, so register early!!  Cost is $25!

Divas Sketch Challenge #119

Hi!  and Happy Saturday!!  It's time for another Sketchy Saturday over at the UDI Blog!

I love this new set in the Occasions Mini Catalog--it's called "Plane & Simple", and it's perfect for the men in your lives!!


This is such a simple card, but I love it!  It's all Night of Navy and Very Vanilla!  I stamped the background in Night of Navy ink--it's subtle, but definitely adds a nice touch!   

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!  Be sure and hop on over to Carol's blog now!!