Sunday, July 29, 2012

Reason to Smile

Here is the card I made today with Pam and Sharon for a little afternoon get-together.  Thanks Pam for hosting at your house!

We used the Reason to Smile stamp set with the 2012-13 In Colors ink pads. 
The card stock is Whisper White and Pool Party.

This is a great card for beginner.And the stamp set is only $5 in July with an order of $50 or more.

Here's the list of supplies:

Stamp sets:
Reason to Smile (Wood-Mount 131274 $5.00, Clear-Mount 131275 $5.00)
Itty Bitty Banners pg 134 (Wood-Mount 126255 - $15.95 , Clear-Mount 1262570 $11.95)
Pool Party pg 152 (122924 - $6.95) and Whisper White pg 156 (100730- $8.50)
Daffodil Delight pg 153 (126944 - $5.95), Calypso Coral pg 152 (126983 - $5.95), Pool Party pg 152 (126982 - $5.95)
Extra Touches: 
Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon pg 172 (125583), Rhinestone Basic Jewels pg 175 (119246 - $4.95)
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Convention 2012 Memories and New Friends

I'm still thinking about all the fun I had at the Stampin' Up! Convention last week.

The #1 best part was making new friends. Some people might think I was crazy to have signed up to share a house with eight women I had never met before. But it was the greatest experience ever!

Here's the house where we stayed.

These are the ladies I hung out with the most.
Trini, Nicole, me and Mindy lookin' good at Stampin' Up! headquarters..

 Here's Janice and Katrina getting ready to go sight-seeing.
They are such great people!
 Here's Mindy and Cindy at the Convention.
And Leslie, our 9th person, with Nicole.
Here we are at the Pajama swap.  Nicole, Trini, me, Mindy and Pam on Tuesday night . We all wore matching pajamas . That was great fun!
   I have to include a picture of Janet. I drove with her and Trini from Sacramento to Salt Lake City. What great company.  I'm so glad we became friends!

 Here's me at my first Convention on Thursday morning. I ran into the auditorium with my friends Nicole and Mindy. It was very exciting.
And finally here I am with my wonderful upline Mary Fish. 
I just adore and respect her so much.

 Along with my friends, I took six classes at Convention by some very talented people:
  • I am Savvy, taught by Meg Wheeler, Dawn Griffith and Laura Milligan. I got so many ideas from this class. I just wanted to run home and do them all.
  • I am Reaching out, taught by Emily Montoya.  Another awesome class designed to help us "older people" reach out to the younger generation.
  • I am Open for Business, taught by Carrie Cudney. We learned how to be better business women, and how to perfect our customer service.
  • I am doing business My Way, taught by Bonnie Thurber, Ronda Wade and Tami White. I think this was my favorite class.  I got ideas I am going to use right away!
  • I am Having Fun, taught by Shannon West.  This was a really fun class. We even got to do some dancing!
  • I am Earning an Incentive Trip, taught by Karen Hauley.  I was truly inspired by the people who never expected to earn the incentive trip, but got it done through solid work. Who knows, maybe I’ll be that person someday. 
I can't wait until next year! If you'd like to join my team and be part of the convention fun, send me an email at  It's a great place to make new friends and do what we all love...stamping!!!

Here's something we learned at Convention.  This Halloween kit is included FREE when you join between now and August 31.

Joining is easy.  Just click HERE for more info.  You will get to choose $125 worth of Stampin' Up! products and only pay $99 (shipping included).

I would really love for you to join my team.  Let me know if you have any questions.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Stamp On!

Just leaving a quick post of encouragement to "Stamp On" using the Ronald McDonald Moving Forward stamp set.

Purchase this year's exclusive RMHC stamp set and Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to RMHC.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop

It's time for some fun in the sun with the Pals! Glad you could join us for the Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop! You've probably hopped over from Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards.  I'm stop number 11 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for summer themed Stampin' Up! projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

My card is all about bright, sunny summer time fun.  I used the Bright Blossoms stamp set using ink colors in Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Lucky Limeade.

The Designer Series Paper is from the Summer Smooches collection. I just love lining up strips of this paper to make a sunny statement of color and design.

Just a little extra touch of a Designer Button with a quick tie of Baker's Twine

PRODUCTS USED (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp set: Bright Blossoms (Wood-Mount 125495, Clear-Mount 125497), Curly Cute (Wood-Mount 117014, Clear Mount 120510)
Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches (125409)
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight (119683) and Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Daffodil Delight (126944), Tangerine Tango (126946), Lucky Limeade (126984)
Extra Touches: Designer Buttons in Bright (119747) and Baker’s Twine in Whisper White (124262), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)

 Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Jen Takacs at Stamped In Full, stop number 12 on the Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  3. Angie Blake at AngiesMusings
  4. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  5. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  6. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  7. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  8. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  10. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  11. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  12. Jen Takacs at Stamped in Full
  13. Kimberly Deacon at Delightful Stampin
  14. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  15. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  16. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  17. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  18. Kim Luithle at Kims Stampin Stuff
  19. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing PaperCrafter
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the Max
  22. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Need a Reason to Smile?

During the entire month of July, you have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set, available ONLY through this special offer!
Get the Reason to Smile Set (up to a $20.95 value) for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products.

Reason to Smile - Wood Mount Item #131274 - $5.00
Reason to Smile - Clear Mount Item #131275 - $5.00
  • Enter the $5 item number after reaching $50 on your order.
  • Limit of one (1) set per customer
  • The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after July 31, 2012.

Your friend & Kindred Stamper,

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