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July 2012

Technique Tuesday!!!!


I have some super fun projects in store for you at the Technique Tuesday class next week!!!!

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 31st

TIME:  5:30 or 6:30 pm

WHERE:  Trinity Lutheran School - Menasha

The cost of this class is $5 with a minimum $15 order or FREE with a $40 order.

Call or email to register.


You'll enjoy making all three of these cards and the "technique" sheet!  Also included with your attendance are the instructions via email so you can use these layouts and techniques over and over again at home!!!  I'll be sharing more details about these cards in a few days!

If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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Last Chance to Smile!!!


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You only have a few days left to take advantage of the July Special. When you spend $50.00 before shipping and tax you can order the Reason to Smile stamp set for ONLY $5.00 in wood or clear.


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Here are a whole bunch of samples made with this set.  I have to say - I have had a blast making cards...this set is soooo easy to create with!


If you want to get this set before it's gone - all you need to do is place an Online Order at my Stampin’ Up! website of $50.00 before shipping and tax and you can get this set in wood or clear for $5.00. If you want to email me your order I’ll be happy to place it for you too!




We will be making a couple of the cards shown above with the REASON TO SMILE stamp set and you'll have the opportunity to get a set of your own this Saturday at the CARD:SCRAP BUFFET!

The AUGUST CARD:SCRAP BUFFET is scheduled for Saturday, August 18th - 9am - 1pm at Trinity Lutheran - Menasha  

  • The card buffet includes 8 cards for $18
  • There will also be four 12" x 12" scrapbook pages available for you to make
  • Each 12 x 12 page will equal 2 cards
  • Scrapbookers can make all 4 pages or make a combination of pages & cards
  • Mix and match will work this way:  1 page + 6 cards; 2 pages + 4 cards; 3 pages + 2 cards; 4 pages + additional cards @ $1.50 each


    To place an order - click here:

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    Just beautiful!



    Here's another card from the display boards at Convention.  I think it's just BEAUTIFUL!!!  I love the watercoloring and the little button with baker's twine is the perfect embellishment!


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    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Thanks for stopping by...


    Not just any stocking...


    How stinkin' cute are these???  The Holiday Stocking Bigz die is not just about Christmas!  I found these cards amoung the thousands of samples at the convention last week and knew I just had to share them with you!!!  With a little altering - you can make the stocking die into a baby bootie or a cute little MARY JANE!


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    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Don't forget...

    Card:Scrap Buffet this Satuday from 9am - 1pm at Trinity Lutheran in Menasha!!!  The cost is $18 - come have some fun with us!


    Thanks for stopping by...


    Sneak Peek & Holiday Catalog Product Shares!!!


    I know it's a little early to be thinking about Halloween...but how cute is this?  I made this card for a swap at convention!  I cut strips of whisper white card stock at angles, sponged them with Basic Gray ink and glued them to my card front.  Easy peasie lemon squeezie!!!  The Scallop Rectangle Clearlits die is often overlooked in the catalog - shown on page 191. 

    I used the new stamp set called Googly Ghouls - ADORABLE - and as of August 1st we will have adhesive-backed googly eyes!!!!  They're $2.50 for 50!!!!!  No more glue and dropping them all over the place - these are FABULOUS!!!!  Remember - the googly eyes and Googly Ghouls stamp set will be available August 1st in the NEW Holiday Catalog!!!


    Here's the inside of my card...I used the Delightful Dozen stamp set for my Halloween greeting.


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    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Holiday Catalog Product Shares!

    It's Product Share time again.  The Holiday Catalog will go live on August 1st and there are a ton of fun new items.  I have created the I Want It All-Holiday Edition Share and you are gonna want one!

    You must email me to get on the list.

    The share includes a sampling of 30 products including Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Trim, Printed Tags, Fabric, Felt Accents, Core'dinations Card Stock, Designer Kits, Metal Accents and more.  I will post a photo on August 1st.

    You should have received your Holiday Catalog by now so you've seen these fabulous products.

    Each I Want It All - Holiday Edition Share is $42.99 (please add $5.15 if not a local pick-up).  You would need to spend nearly $300 to purchase all these items indvidually so this is a GREAT way to see and feel everything.  It will give you a great sampling of everything when you see a fabulous card and want to CASE it - you can!!!  I will email you an easy invoice when the share is full.  

    I am taking registrations for the first round of shares through Friday, August 3rd.  Email me ( if you're interested and I will put you on the list. 

    Thanks for stopping by...





    Save the date August 1st. Join Stampin'Up! - My team and get this lovely kit for FREE!
    Yes, you read that right! Stampin' Up! has got a spooktacular offer for you during the month of August. It was announced at Convention 2012 that during the month of August, all new demonstrators will receive a FREE Howl-o-ween Printer’s Tray project kit! This boo-tiful kit contains all the bits and pieces to create a super spooky Halloween decoration (except the ink) - you won’t want to miss out on this exclusive offer!

    If you're planning on placing an order of $99 or more - you can order the starter kit and get $125 in product of your choice instead of just $99 worth!!!!  AND you'll get this kit and all the benefits of a Stampin' Up! demonstrator:
    • Access to our creative website
    • Full color magazine - Stampin' Success - every month
    • The best customer service ever
    • Access to my Demonstrator Yahoo Group
    • Access to my Demontrator only blog
    • Invitations to my monthly TEAM meetings
    • The ability to earn exotic trips
    • The ability to attend Stampin' Up! Regional seminar events in your area
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    If you're not able to attend my stamping events due to distance - I will send you a set of my TECHNIQUE club projects with PDF instructions each month for 6 months while you remain active in my group!!!  You can see some of my past club projects here:  TECHNIQUE CLUB CARDS
    You'll be able to attend my TECHNIQUE club classes for 6 months and make the cards yourself!!!

    Watch for more information to post on the demonstrator website on August 1.
    Thanks for stopping by...


    A touch of class...


    This is a fun and easy card.  I cut the Primrose Petals card base 4-1/4" x 11 - scored it at 5-1/2 and 2-3/4.  Fold the card closed and then fold the front back to form your card base.  The white inside layer is 4 x 5-1/4 - embossed on the Tulip folder.  The Patio Party DSP is 2-1/2 x 4.  The greeting layer starts at 4 x 2 and goes down by 1/4" increments.  I love the font on the greeting - from the From the Heart stamp set shown below.

    This is one of the cards from my Card:Scrap Buffet last month!!!  There's another Buffet this coming Saturday from 9am - 1pm if you'd like to join us - just let me know!!!


    Stamps:  From the Heart  Ink:  Midnight Muse  Accessories:  Starfruit Stitched Ribbon; Elegant Butterfly Punch; Dimensionals; Tulips Embossing Folder; Big Shot  Cardstock:  Primrose Petals; Whisper White; Summer Starfruit; Patio Party DSP



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    This is one of the buildings in the Temple Square - in my previous blog post - it's the one that Linda and I are standing in front of.  Isn't this pipe organ impressive?


    Here's a shot so you can see the columns and pews...very interesting tidbits about them...the columns are wood painted to look like marble and the pews are actually white pine.  You would swear they are oak - each woodgrain line is hand painted to look like oak!


    Here's a highlight video from the convention...



    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Here's one of the cards you'll enjoy making next week at TECHNIQUE TUESDAY!!!  Call or email to register.

    I love this background stamp - called Pleasant Poppies - it's got so many possibilities.  I stamped it with VersaMark ink and embossed it with Black embossing powder...then just colored it in with the Melon Mambo marker.   SUPER EASY.  I used the 1-1/4" square punch layered on top of the scallop square punch for the perfect combination.  Speaking of "perfect" - the Perfectly Penned greeting set was "perfect!"

    If you look real close at the photo - you can also see that I stamped the poppies on the Crumb Cake layer with VersaMark ink too - it added an interesting background.


    Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies; Perfectly Penned  Ink:  VersaMark; Gumball Green  Accessories:  Square Scallop Punch; 1-1/4" Square Punch; Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon; Dimensionals  Cardstock:  Gumball Green; Melon Mambo; Crumb Cake; Whisper White

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    Convention - Sunday

    What a beautiful sight to wake up to - this was the view out the window of our hotel in Salt Lake City!  It was an unusual day at convention for Linda and I...we woke up when ever we wanted...ate a leisurly breakfast and then headed to the Temple Square for a little sightseeing.  No rushing around since our flight didn't depart until 5:30pm - YIPEE!!!


    Here are some beautiful photos from the Temple Square...




    This square is just beautiful!!  I'll show you some more of our sightseeing tomorrow!

    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Last Day of Convention

    We had a very productive day on our last day of Convention.  Here's Dawn Griffith demonstrating some fun and easy cards using ribbon techniques...can't wait to share these with you!!!


    Here's one of her beautiful I have to get that stamp set!!!


    And the FABULOUS RICHTAR - yes - that's Rich Jutkins - President of Stampin' Up! in the fortune booth...with Shelli feeding him stamps to give up the location of the next Stampin' Up! GRAND VACATION!!!!  We are now working towards earning an all expense paid cruise in the Western Carribean!!!  OMGosh - I've never been cruising in that area and YOU know how I LOVE tropical!!!! YIPEE!!!!


    Right after that announcement - Shelli gave EVERYONE the MOVING FORWARD stamp set!!!  This is the Ronald McDonald set - for every set that SU sells - they donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald Houses!!!!


    And then - if things couldn't get any better - THEY DID!!!  Linda won the PRIZE PATROL!!!!!  She won a new stamp set, ribbon and sticky rounds coming out in the NEW Holiday catalog!!!!


    We had so much fun....and here's what I look like after convention is all over with - LOL!


    I'll share some more photos with you tomorrow...after I get home.  We took a little sightseeing tour of the Temple Gardens in downtown Salt Lake this morning.  We have a late flight this afternoon - it was just so much fun to be able to enjoy the sights of Salt Lake City on our own schedule.

    Thanks for stopping by...


    Convention Again...

    Hello Stampers - I'm still in Salt Lake City and I'm still having a BLAST!!!  Here are a few pictures to share with you of some of the exciting displays and events that we were able to partake in...

    But first I needed to share this video with you...


    Thousands of cards and other paper crafts to drool over...these are the rows of display boards that we enjoy!  And there were walls and walls of them!


    Here's a close up of one of the panels...


    And sooo many displays of projects "other than cards" to make you go "HOLY COW!"


    Stampin' Up! also had product display boards that tantilize your creative jucies...



    This is where we enjoyed lunch and catching up with old friends and making new ones too!!!


    In one of my classes today - entitled "I am having fun!" we all engaged in a little FLASH MOB dancing - and it was FUN!!!


    I have so many new ideas and samples to share with you...I can hardly wait to get home!  



    Join me at the following locations and dates for the FREE July classes:

    Monday, July 23rd - Menasha - Trinity Lutheran School - 5:30 or 6:30 pm

    MYSTERY HOSTESS NIGHT:  Tuesday, July 24th - Oshkosh - First English Lutheran Church - 6:30 pm

    Wednesday, July 25th - Menasha - Trinity Lutheran School - 5:30 or 6:30 pm

    There is no fee for these classes - just a minimum order of $15.  You'll need your scissors and adhesive - I provide the rest!

    Call or email to confirm your attendance.


    Don't forget about the Card:Scrap Buffet next Saturday:

    WHEN: Saturday, July 28th

    WHERE:  Trinity Lutheran School, Menasha

    TIME:  9am - 1pm

    COST:  $18


    Just call or email to register!!!

    Thanks for stopping by...