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March 2011

And the WINNER is....


Nikki Rueth of Loyal, Wisconsin - CONGRATULATIONS Nikki!!!!!

Nikki will enjoy ordering $25 in FREE merchandise of her choice from ME!!!

Here's her winning card:

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Stamp Set: Avairy, Bring On The Cake
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
CS: Crumb Cake (5 1/2x8 1/2 & 3x4 1/4), Basic Black (4x5 1/4), Very Vanilla (2 3/4x2 1/2)
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" Striped Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for entering ladies - can't wait to see what my TEAM comes up with next month!!!!  You can join my TEAM and enter the contest too - just go to my Stampin' Up! website (click on the link at the top of the screen JOIN MY TEAM) to order your starter'll get 30% off your first order of $150 or more!!!

And another TOP VOTING month with 73!!!!  AND again - I just have to give you some blog candy!  How about this exclusive level 2 hostess set - Fast & Fabulous (clear):

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Here's a beautiful card I found on SCS made by Cats2 (screen name) - she incorporated the Sweet Summer Sale-A-Bration stamp set with the little bee, butterfly and yellow flowers - you can get that set for FREE too - when you place a $50 order before the end of the day 3/31!!!


And now for a little fun....I found out last week that I really want to take a cake decorating class!  I messed with these cupcakes all afternoon for a soccer cookout...I wanted them to be really cute!  As you can see - they aren't anything special.  I scrapped off more frosting than I care to mention - I think the tips for my decorator thingie is just a little too big for cupcakes.  Oh well...they tasted good.


If you'd like to place an order you can click on the icon at the top right of this screen (on my blog) that says CLICK TO ORDER ONLINE.   

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Fun Day with Middle Schoolers


I had a BLAST last Friday with the middle schooler's at St. John Neumann for their Special Interest Day!  I was one of many providing the kids with a super fun day to kick off their spring break!  They were able to participate in two classes - a scrapbooking class and a card making class.  I shared one of their Scrapbooking projects last week.  You can view that HERE.

Here's one of the cards they enjoyed making...a perfect theme for their age group.  I gave them the option of making this a birthday card or a Father's day card.

And then they enjoyed making this Mother's day card - originally designed by Laurie Zoellmer.  It uses the BRAND NEW Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper - coming to you in our April Promotion!!!

Here's the 2nd project for the scrapbooking class.  I thought something masculine would be in go with the Father's day card.  I made this as a 5" x 7" - perfect for framing and giving to all the wonderful dads for their special day!  This is my FABULOUS, WONDERFUL, MAGNIFICENT dad!  The BEST dad a girl could ever ask for!!!!  YES - I LOVE him dearly!

Here's me with some of my scrapbookers...they love these classes!

And a few of my stampers....

And some more card makers...


Here are a couple of the products I used for our classes....GRUNGE ROCK is one of my favs!

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It's Almost OVER!!!

 Sale-A-Bration that is!!!!  March 31st is the last day to take advantage of this spectacular promotion!

Did you know that there is one choice during Sale a Bration where you can get it all FREE?  Everything in just one choice?  It's true!  The Digital Content CD has all 7 SAB choices in the mini catalog!

Remember that you do not have to own My Digital Studio to use this CD.  It works with any photo editing software.

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If you've been thinking about the My Digital Studio program, you can get this CD FREE if you order it during Sale a Bration.  With every $50 merchandise order you get to order a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

Check out Sara's video showing you how to create a hybrid Scrapbook page using this fabulous CD:

If you can't view the video above - watch it here:  SCRAPBOOKING VIDEO

Here's the "hybrid" part of Sara's pages:

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If you'd like to place an order you can click on the icon at the top right of this screen (on my blog) that says CLICK TO ORDER ONLINE.   

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Scrapbooking roll.....

WOW - another scrapbook page!!!  This is a fun one - perfect for middle school girls?  I think so!!!  I am teaching a class at St. John Neumann Middle School on Friday and I have 10 girls that will be making this page - SUPER FUN!!!

And yes...these are the same photos from my pages yesterday...but in color.  They were handy - as I already had them printed from the previous project.


This is an 8 1/2" x 11" page - I wanted to give them something that they could frame....just in case they don't have a scrapbook...great idea hey?  I pick up these Document frames at the "big box" store - you know the one....for $3 or $4.  They're 8 1/2" x 11" - so perfect to frame this page!

Some of these cardstock and DSP is retired - but easily substituted for current colors:

Ingredients - Stamps:  Contemporary Alphabet (retired); Flight of the Butterfly  Ink:  Basic Black; Melon Mambo  Accessories:  Butterfly Punch; Scallop Edge Punch; Scallop Circle Punch; 1/2” Circle Punch; Two Tags Die; Big Shot  Cardstock:  Barely Banana 8 1/2 x 11; Pumpkin Pie 5 1/2 x 4; 3 1/2 x 5; Melon Mambo 1 1/2  x 8 1/2; 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 (Tag Die); DSP 3 x 8 1/2; Scraps:  Glossy White

Here are some of the products I used:

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If you'd like to order any of these products you can click on the icon at the top right of this screen (on my blog) that says CLICK TO ORDER ONLINE.   

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Progressive Scrapbooking


Here's something a little different for me....a scrapbooking page!  I haven't scrapped in a longgggg time.  I received a request from my TEAM to have a scrapbooking project for our make-n-take at our monthly  meeting and this is what I came up with.

It's a PROGRESSIVE scrap page.  I love the versatility of this "type" of page.  It's often what I will use at a workshop if my hostess asks for scrapbooking.  WHY?  Because you never know what size your guests are scrapbooking at home.  And this page covers 6" x 6", 8 1/2" x 11" and 12" x 12" - HOLY COW!!!!

Here is the page that my workshop guests would be's a 6" x 6".  But what if they make a different size at home? 


They can layer their 6" x 6" onto an 8 1/2" x 11" page like I did here!

And if they are into 12" x 12" - the 8 1/2" x 11" page can be layered onto a 12" x 12" - WAA LAA!  Everyone is happy!!!!


These photos are printed in Black & White.  They show the start of the night for my daughter, Hailey and her friends at the annual King's Dance - you know...where the girls ask the boys!  I thought Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Basic Black were colors that added elegance - but also would be very versatile for my demonstrators and their photos.

Here are some of the products that I used:
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If you'd like to order any of these products you can click on the icon at the top right of this screen (on my blog) that says CLICK TO ORDER ONLINE.   

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Here's a beautiful card that I received at the Shoebox Swap in Minneapolis.  Laurie Zoellmer is the artist - she does fabulous work!

The exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp set BLISS is one of my you have yours yet?  You can get this set in wood or clear mount for FREE with a $50 merchandise order!!!

Here's another card from the Minneapolis Regional that I received...and it's another Laurie Zoellmer card!  Beautiful!  She used the Boho Punch and the exclusive hostess set PUNCH POTPOURRI - a Level 1 - along with BLISS!

And another GREAT BLISS card from the display boards:


 If you don't have your FREE BLISS stamp set yet - you can go to my Stampin' Up! store and place a qualifying order right now!!!  Click on the ORDER ONLINE icon at the top right of the screen.

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Rescheduled - Spring Florals...are you feelin' it???


Due to the snowstorm last week - I have rescheduled this class for March 30th! 

Are you FEELIN' it?  Spring - that is!!!  We are starting to feel it here in Wisconsin!  It's the perfect time to get a jump on those cards that will send the "SPRING" feelin' to your friends and family too!

Join me at Hobby Lobby this week and make these beauties:

Hobby Lobby - Oshkosh

Wednesday, March 30th

10 am or 6 pm - $15

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 FREE PROJECT PLANNER - this week - I'm feeling generous!!!  You can get all the ingredients and dimensions for these cards for FREE....just leave a comment below and I'll email them to you! 

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More Fun Folds & Chocolate Torte!!!

Here's a pretty card using the Fun Fold that I made the cupcake card with.  The cupcake card (see HERE) is a bigger card than the standard A2.  So my customer Kathy Sheldon modified my template to make an A2 size - THANKS KATHY!!! 

Here's what I came up with - all my stampers will be making this card on Monday 3/21 in Fond Du Lac, Thursday 3/24 & Monday 3/28 in Menasha!!!!  If you'd like to come make one - just pop me an email or call to register.  The class is free - just a $15 order for Stampin' Up! product is all that's requested!!!

I used Watercolor Crayons and an Aqua Painter on the butterfly...and a little Dazzling Diamonds puts it over the top!  I love BLING!


I stamped the butterfly on my flower layer and again on a scrap.  Color and cut out the scrap, then mount it on the card with a Dimensional to give it a POP!

Here's the template for this fun fold - it's really simple!

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Here's a video to show you how easy this card is:


Here are some of the products I used:

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If you'd like to order any of these products you can click on the icon at the top right of this screen that says CLICK TO ORDER ONLINE.   

Chocolate Torte

I've had several requests for my Chocolate Torte Recipe....those that attended the Stamp Camp on March 5th were able to taste test this great dessert!

Crust:  1 1/2 C flour; 3/4 C Crisco; 3/4 C nuts (I use walnuts)

Mix like pie crust, pat down in 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes - cool.

Filling:  8 oz cream cheese (softened); 1 C powdered sugar; 1 small tub Cool Whip; 2 small instant chocolate puddings; 3 C milk

Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar & 1/2 the Cool Whip tub. Spread on cooled crust. You have to be careful when you do this - the crust likes to stick to the filling. Mix pudding & milk until thick and spread on top of cream cheese mixture.  Top with the remainder of the Cool Whip.  I like to shave some chocolate on top of mine to make it a little fancier!  It's a favorite at my house....Enjoy!

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Fabric Flower Video!


OH MY....I've been missing for a little while...BUT I'm BACK!!!!  Here's a GREAT project that my stampers will be having fun with all month!!!  That's right - all month!  You can come make this fabulous card and two others with me on Monday (3/21 @ 6:30) in Fond Du Lac or in Menasha on 3/24 or 3/28 at 5:30 in Menasha - call or email to register. The class is FREE - just a minimum $15 order.

I made this card in three different colors that coordinate with the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper and matching Designer Fabric.




Ingredients: Stamps: Sweet Summer, Bring on the Cake  Ink:  Old Olive; VersaMark  Accessories:  Springtime Vintage DSP; Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric; Tulip Embossing Folder; Dimensionals; 1 3/8 Circle Punch; 1 1/4 Circle Punch; 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch; Springtime Vintage Designer Buttons; 1/8 Vanilla Taffeta; Hot Glue Gun; Tasteful Trim Die; Big Shot  Cardstock Dimensions: I used Baja Breeze, Rose Red or Pink Pirouette cardstock for the base. Very Vanilla    4 1/4 x 3; DSP                  1/2" strips; Scraps:  Old Olive; Very Vanilla

Check out my video to see exactly how I made this flower:


 Here's the great Die I used for the flower!!!


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Heading to Chicago today...going Prom dress shopping at "Peaches" - weird name for a Prom dress store....gosh I hope there's no pole!!!!  Wish me luck!


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More Glossy Delight


Here's another card that makes me THINK SPRING!!!!  The layout is from my good friend Dawn Olchefske - she does beautiful work.  I used Glossy White cardstock for my white areas and the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper - FREE with a $50 order until the end of March.


The background stamp is from Sweet Summer - an exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp set. 

To get your flower to look like mine - punch 2 scallop circles(the smaller scallop punch) and adhere them together.  Then place a 1/2" Circle on top - cut each scallop petal up to the center circle and mount it on your card with a Dimensional - WAAAA LAAA!  Isn't that smart???  Dawn gets all the credit for that one!!!

Here are all the details:


Stamps:  Sweet Summer; Teeny Tiny Wishes  Ink:  Basic Black; Pumpkin Pie  Accessories:  Dimensionals; Scallop Circle Punch; Top Note Die; Big Shot; 2-Step Bird Punch; 1/2” Circle Punch  Cardstock Dimensions: Real Red Base, 1/2 x 5; Bashful Blue  4 1/4 x 5 1/2; Ice Cream DSP 5 x 2; Glossy White  4 x 5 1/4; Scraps:  Bashful Blue, Glossy White, Old Olive

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