"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Convention Day 2

Main Stage Presentation

  Great stage don't you think!! It all 3-D layers...

Coming this fall keep your eye out for the "Country Living" Magazine.. There will be a 21 page add/catalog of exclusive to them Stampin' up collection"  Above is a sample of what to expect.

SHHH!!! A little sneek peek.... "Bella Rose Paper"

Lookie who I got to hug today!!! ROXY..(Corinne Somerville) she is so stinkin' sweet I {Heart} You Roxy.. Another Hero who made my day!!!  Who will I find tomorrow??????

   Who doesn't love Chocolate!!! They were as good as they look!!

Look how I ran into on the way to class.. "BIG T" himself the one and only Thurl Baily our former JAZZ player. He is an amazing singer If you ever get the change to hear him luck you.. He and his wife give the most amazing church firesides... He shares his conversion story... So touching...   Wierdest this ever..... I have never felt so short in all my life! I am about 5'10 and his waist is only up to my chest... How funny is that.... My Kids are so jealous of this picture... (HE,HE)


            Just a few of the best girls ever from the Yahoo group 'SU friends forever".  We have so many amazing girls we just mix it up every time we go to a new event.
                                    Off to bed wish me luck I only got 2 hours of sleep last night!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Convention Check-in Day

WOW!! How amazing was today! I meet so many amazing women.. I thought I would post just a few fun pictures for you all to see all the fun new toys.

SU Friends 4-ever Yahoo stamp group.... How much fun was that dinner!! SO great!! I made some amazing new friends... Such generous ladies.. SO TALENTED!!

Me and the AMAZING PATTY BENNETT..  She gave me the cutest swap card and I didn't even have my cards with me.  I WILL fine her tomorrow....
Melanie Hopes (SU buddy) , Pam Morgan(2nd up-line and SU buddy), and Me... 

I {Heart} the new convention bag all these amazing goodies were in them.. We even got  to pick up the new Spanish catalog...

Momento Mall madness. When I walked through the doors this morning I about died... Oh My crap.. That was one major huge line! Evidently the line was 3 hours earlier that day. Last time I waited in this long of a line in Salt Lake City was for the 2002 Olympic store.. The time went to quick today. We just talked and talked and talked and did I mention we didn't have any kid with us.... 

It's just so hard not to want it all. Can you believe that I didn't even buy it all.. The were sweaters, shirts,  charms bracelets, posters and stuffed animals that I didn't buy..

O.K. this is what I bought so far (he, he) click on it for a close up it's all so cute. I bought the Stampin' Up logo lip balm for two reasons first because my DH said " Stampin' Up Lip stick are you kidding me" So I had to get some just for that alone. Second I think it's stinkin' cute...
Do you love this new apron of what! I couldn't pass this up.. It's matches the new Designer series paper of course.. The cute model was not for sale of course. I already payed for her years ago.. Wait i still seem to be paying for things left and right for her.... She is such a cutie and wants to have one of everything for her self as well. She is my biggest(little) fan..

Good night and hope to have great new for tomorrow..

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Convention Swaps Finished...

100 of these baby's. I have a couple of organized swaps I will be trading with . And I will have a few already reserved  with online  friends.  I will only have limited to swap on the floor.. I really hope other take the time to do quality work or what's the point. 

                                                         a little close up of the first card.
I made this set of cards the other night while I watched "Bride and Predjuice" A Bollywood version of "Pride and Predjuice" All the colors in movies from India have the most amazing colors.. I decided to use all the new IN-COLORS. I couldn't just choose one..  Brown is my new black I Love, love, love it... I have had an addiction with craft color paper for YEARS but I really love "Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip"...  I think My favorite new In-Color is "Baja Breeze" it's the light blue color in the photo.. They are defiantly growing on me...

I think my favorite new In-Color is  "Baja Breeze" it's the light blue color in the photo blow.

I have a little case of the Summer Feet! My DH said "Why are you taking a picture of your feet" Look at the tan line it great. It's usually a lot more defined but it's been so hot lately. How does  high 90's and 100's sound? HOT! But today I am braving it. I am going to watch my 4 year old DS play in the splash pool. If only the older kids were content with that.... 
I {Heart} pink toes... I went for a manicure and a french tip yesterday for my finger nails. I will take a picture and show it because my nails DON'T grow this long ever! I love them :) and I am scared it will all have to come to an end soon when one breaks...:(
              Happy Summer!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mr. Brown finally came.

When I read my e-mail that gave me the delivery conformation I died.. 6 boxes! I think all my customers and my self included ordered the retiring tins. What a laugh.. The UPS guy was giggling a little bit when my kids were yelling "all that is for my mom. How much could a person order! " my 12 old son said.. I reassured him that it could defiantly be more than that... But alas it was not all mine but a club order. He said "Oh good!  Aren't kids the funniest... Now give momma her ribbon!! I have cards to finish!  

Happy Saturday!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #17

I did it!! I ran away to my studio and created a quick card before we left for a movie with the family..
Hope you enjoy.


Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Stamp Club

Though I would share the project we did at our last few stamp clubs.. It's a great gift for any purpose. I think the next one I make I will make a Monogram set and give it for bridal gift cards..

Thanks To Danni Graves for the great tutorial and idea. If you jump over to her blog you can make one for your self...

Have a great Day/Night.

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Swap Sneek Peek. Shhh..

Today I was working on my swaps for Stampin'Up Convertion while the kids were playing in the pool. I though I would give you a sneek peek. Please let me know what you all think.. I am making about 100 I have two different swaps I am involved with. I with my Up and Downline group(40) Pam Morgan's group, And one at my Friend Wendy's (Wendybell) house on Friday night. If you are going to be at either I would love to know.. The rest I am taking to Convention... Maybe you can come find me for a swap.. I will only have 20 left...

Do you like the Diet Coke!! Some times I am week. What can I say.. My DH has gone of all carbonation all together. Me not so much.. I also love my ATG gun... IF you don't have one GET ONE!!! It's one of my favorite tools.. Here's were you can get one.

I ordered a case of tape. I use so much of it. It is so easy to use. Don't let the size intimate you. There is 36 yards on a roll...

Happy Stampin'

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retiring Accessories List from Stampin'UP 2008

Check out the retiring accessories list it's going fast! Once it's gone it's gone!!!.

Item Number

click on this Link to the 25% off discounted accessories list

Page # Product Description
109200 177 Accents & Elements Build A Flower
110718 177 Accents & Elements Lucky Star
110719 177 Accents & Elements Messenger
103158 184 Acrylic Graph & Grid
108638 163 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
108642 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
108643 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
103975 166 Card Stock Brushed Copper Not Available
108694 163 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 167 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 167 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 167 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 167 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 167 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
110729 167 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 167 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
109019 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
109016 163 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock Not Available
109015 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi Not Available
109013 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 163 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 171 Designer Series Paper Azure*
110696 169 Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
110749 169 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 169 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 168 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
109160 170 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159 169 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 169 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 168 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151 170 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 170 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 171 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 170 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
109175 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
109177 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
109173 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
109168 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
109171 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 171 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164 171 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 171 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
110698 168 Designer Series Paper Spring Break
110273 169 Designer Series Paper Spring Fling*
110271 170 Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes
110272 170 Designer Series Paper Western Sky
107299 167 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 189 Eyelets Basic
100375 189 Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 189 Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 189 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 189 Eyelets Soft Subtles
105515 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter Not Available
105531 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
105532 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
101120 183 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 179 On Board Accents
109181 178 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 178 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 179 On Board Simon Lower
102678 166 Mulberry Paper White Not Available
109227 181 Punch Box Three For You
102686 180 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 183 Pure Color Pencils
109060 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou Not Available
109063 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava Not Available
109061 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate Not Available

109062 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
109189 190 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 190 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 190 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 190 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 190 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 190 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 191 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 182 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
110284 182 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 182 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 174 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 174 Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572 172 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 173 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 175 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 174 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl Not Available
110587 175 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 175 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 15 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 16 Simply Sent Simple Delights Not Available
109229 16 Simply Sent Three Thoughts Not Available

106662 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
107468 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 193 Stampin' Color Index Labels
106694 194 Stampin' Kids Markers
101399 185 Stipple Brushes
102673 183 Zig Painty
*Items are 25% off and part of our discounted retiring accessories promotion.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Stampin'Up Sneek Peek

NEW IN-COLORS  and a New Scallop Punch! in order:
Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, and Pirouette Pink

New Stamp set form the upcoming catalog. 

Designer Series Paper "Bella Rose"

Stamps and goodies I needed( he, he)

On Monday July 21st Stampin'Up will be posting there Retiring Accessories list. 
Today they release this list that includes a 25% discount on select retiring items.


Thanks to Patty Bennett for the news!! 
Please jump over to her blog and pay her a visit. She is amazing.

For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is discounting some of their Retiring Accessories!!

See below for the list of accessories being offered at 25% OFF!!

Offer begins Monday, but feel free to email me your order in advance and I will place your order on Monday!

This is only a partial Retiring Accessories list, Please check back with me on Monday for the FULL list!

Item# Pg Description Price listed is after the 25% discount

109117 167 Pocket Notes assortment $7.46
110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $7.46
110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $7.46
109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $7.46
110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $7.46
110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $7.46
109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $7.46
109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $8.21
110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $8.21
110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $8.21
109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $9.71
109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $9.71
109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $9.71
110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $5.96
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $6.71

This list is in addition to the Hodgepodge Hardware Kits that are also 25% off right now, price listed is after the 25% discount.

105532 188 Aged Copper Hodgeppodge Hardware $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware $20.96
105515 188 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware $20.96

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #16

For those of you who have seen this card already. Yes this is a new picture I posted of it.  I just didn't like the last photo. I wanted to wait until I had daylight. I love to shot photos with natural light and without a flash. 

         My second card for the challenge.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Great Weekend!

Me and my little sisters, Mindy, Ginger and Amber. (Not to bad for girls who are 30 + ya!)

Pretty amazing cake.

   Close up of the Monogram and Pipe work. 

First Dance just about to begin.

Bride and little flower girls. My DD is the tallest one with red hair.

Yummy Cake!
We had a great week-end. My sister Ginger was married on Saturday! She looked SO BEAUTIFUL. All my little sister looked beautiful in fact. My sweetie married the happy couple and did a fabulous job!  Our Wonderful Mother altered and added to the dark purple dressed and made the light purple dress along with her mothers outfit. She is so talented! My sister Amber made the wedding cake so amazing.. We now have an amazing new brother in-law who is so loving and supporting to my sister and her son. He is a very self-less person and brings out the best in both of them. We got to meet my Bro. in-law family that flew in from St. Thomas He has a great family and they were so much fun to meet. We dance to a great mix of music  like current hits, 80's, Scooby Doo theme (bro-in law hand picked it out for my 4 yrs old how cute is that) to great music from the Caribbean. What a great couple! We are so happy for their new family!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #15

I made this cards while watching the movie "Music and Lyrics" it's a great show if grew up in the 80's and lived all it's music. Great Fun! 
This is my card for Kristina's Color challenge. This is another color combo I have never put together. I't was not to hard. I think I have an addiction to "Crystal Effects" though. It's just that it can make paper come to life when it would otherwise just look so boring and in need of just a little some thing for a focal point.

Give this challenge a try.

Card recipe: (all Stampin'Up in less stated)
Stamps- "All in a Row"
Ink- Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, 
Card Stock- Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip.
Pattern Paper- Stampin'Up
Brads- Making memories
Demintionals- Left over foam from cutting out rubber stamps.
Punches- 1 -3/8 and 1 -1/4  circles
Accents- Crystal Effects, "Stampin' Glitter" ultra fine, twine.

WOW my First Award!

What amazing thing to see that you have received an award first thing in the morning. I am so honored that to be nominated by one of my peers.. That is the best honor ever. Thanks for thinking so highly of me "Bertie Birds Best" (Naomi). Please click on over to enjoy all the whimsey  Naomi has going on, she is a very talented artist. 

Here are the rules:

1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Here are my 7 nominations:

1- Wickedly Wonderful Creations (Wendy Weixler)
Wendy has been a crafting buddy on many late night... We have been crafting together for almost 12 years know. She is an amazingly talented girl who is pretty much great at everything she does.  Jump over to her blog and she what amazing this she is doing with "Spellbinder".

2- Fresh and Fun (Beate Johns) 
We all Love Beate she is one of the first people I ever came across in the stamping syber world. I am always amazed and inspired by the work she presents to all. I started blogging shortly after coming  across her blog. Thanks for the inspiration.  

3- Patty's Stampin Spot (Patty Bennett )
What an amazing support Patty is to all us "Stampin'Up" girls out there. She is so talented and has amazing project and tutorials on her blog. I{heart}patty's blog. You are so creative and so generous to share such lovely projects.

4- Stamping with Roxy (Corrine "Roxy" Somerville)  
I love Roxy's spirit I have never meet her but I want to reach in through the moniter and hug her. I love all the stories she share about her family. I love that you write from the heart. Roxy's has great Ideas for classes, great tutorials, and is just an amazing artist... I {heart} Roxy.

5- K Werner Design (Kristina Werner)
Kristina is so AMAZING! I love her blog.  I love her style it is so modern and artist. I {heart} her Color challenges they really push me to grow as a card maker. Thanks for all the time you take Kristina to improve us all.

6- Sankari's Sunshine Corner (Sankari Wegman)
Sankari is so sweet to comment on my blog. She is a beautiful artist. I {heart} her cards. She is a gifted artist. I always look forward to blog hopping over to see what she has made. You all should add her to you list.

7- Inkantations and Inkarnations (Carol Dunstan)
Carol is the sweetest person ever!!!! She is so generous to me. Carol is almost always the first person to post a comment on my blog. I love that she is making Christmas and Winter cards right know. Because it's 90°f  and getting hotter in Utah right know. Carol is such a talented girl all the way from Australia jump on over to her and see what she is up to. I love that we can be friends will stampers all over the world. 

8- The Land of a stay at home Military Wife (Bevithia)
 Bev is a major talented stamper. I am in ah of the things she comes up with. She really thinks outside of the box. Bev is also give me very generous comments. You have to jump over to her and see her man card it looks like a print it's so good. My current favorite is her ballerina card It made my day. You will want to make on too.

Thanks to Naomi for making my day!!! 

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Khristina Color Challenge #14 "Hey Cupcake"

YA! I made the challenge in time. This will qualify for 2 challenges. Kristina's color challenge and Taylors Cupcake challenge.. YES a two for one!! I love the color combination she pick some of them really push me to look at thing in a new way.. I really hope she will use the in-colors that are retiring this catty in the future.  I have been trying to use my stamps that will be retiring with this catty this last little while. I have even had to "cut rubber" on some of them. How sad it that. It's a sign that I might have to many stamp sets.. Who am I kidding you can never have to many stamp!!! This adorable cupcake stamp is from a Stampin'Up level 2 hostess set called "Cause for Celebration" I forgot that I even had this set and almost selected it on my last order.. Big Huh!!  This stamp has a single candle that is in the middle of the cupcake I just masked it if with scotch tape while I inked it. I didn't even have to use my "Stamp-a-ma-gig" (don't look to close) I just use my grid paper to line it up on the paper... If you don't have the grid paper you must add it to your wish list.. It's a must. I let my customers keep the ones they use and extra on the table. The nest time they come to class they tell me how much they have been enjoying them.

HAPPY 4th of JULY to the U.S.A.
We are of to a big sleep over, Movies, Bike parade, neighborhood breakfast and flag ceremony, water party, snow cones and food of course. 

Until tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fresh Cut Notes

I finally got to play with the "Fresh Cut" stamp set and Fresh Cut Notes". Both of these are going to be in the new Stampin' Up Catalog that will be released in August. When I punched out the white petals from the note card I knew that I didn't want to waste them. I wanted to put them to good use. So really you can get two cards out of one with the "Fresh Cut Notes" pack.  I am so excited to see the new catalog and all the new things they are going to introduce.

One of the new product is called "DECORE ELEMENTS" it's vinyl baby. Now we can decorate our home and craft rooms with all the amazing images from Stamin' Up. There are a few favorites images and a few new. Have a look at the brochure and see what amazing thing are in-store. This is just the beginning! They will be adding to there line of "Decore Elements" through the year. They have also hinted that there are lot of fun things in store for this new year.

Link: DECORE ELEMENTS if you are having a hard time with the link please go to. 

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