Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Going, Going, Gone

It's the last day of July and there are several items or specials that will be gone by tomorrow!!

It's the last day to get one pack of select Designer Series Paper FREE.  Buy three and then pick a fourth one for free!!  These items do not qualify:

*  Designer Series Paper Stacks
*  Speciality Designer Series Paper
*  DSP from the holiday catalog
*  DSP ordered through hostess benefits

Get your fourth pack FREE (who doesn't like free??) before it's too late!

Today is also the last day to order these single stamps!

 If you would like to order any of these items, you can go to my online store HERE.  Any questions, don't hesitate to email me at:

Take Care,

Convention Swaps #3

More Convention swaps to share with you!

Gail Beezley

Denise Donald

Karen Seitz

I'll have more tomorrow!

Take Care,

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

More Convention Swaps

Today is the first day of school in the area where I live.  I retired from teaching (the last grade I taught was second grade) a year ago and today marks the second, first day of school, that I've "missed."  Yes, I do miss it but being able to visit my granddaughter whenever I want sure does make up for it. My friends have been busy getting their classrooms ready for their students.  It is only Tuesday but they are already exhausted because they've put so much into preparing everything to make sure that their rooms are inviting and welcoming and that the first day is fun for their students.  I'm thinking about all of them today!!!

As promised, here are more swaps that I received at Convention.

Kristina Dodson

Ronda Wade

Detra Blue

Debi Pippin

And here's a picture of my absolutely wonderful granddaughter, Audrey!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Convention Swaps

Happy Monday! This week I thought I would share some of the swaps I received at Convention!  Enjoy!

 Dena Lenneman

Sandi Simms

Pat Skirtschak

The next two use the same stamp set, Flowering Flourishes.  The first one is by Kivonne Tucker.

This is another one by Sandi Simms.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, July 26, 2013

Convention Gift

This is one of the cute gifts that my roommate, Kristina, gave me while we were at Convention.  It is a  writing pad, which I always need lots of, decorated just beautifully! Love this idea and I really want to make some!!!

Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Convention Pictures

At Convention there are numerous display boards filled with cards and ideas.  Here are a few photos that I took!  So many fun ideas! Thank you for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Convention Recuperation Time

I'm still thinking about my fun time at Convention this year! Life has been so busy that I haven't even had time to look at all of my great swaps and take pictures to share with you!  I took this picture at the Stampin' Up! home office.  It is a pretty decoration using our card stock. So clever!!!  Have a great day and I will start taking pictures of my swaps!!

 Another picture of my friend, Kristina, and I.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Back to Reality

I am home from Convention. I flew home Sunday morning and met quite a few demonstrators at the airport. I had a very enjoyable flight home! I missed my husband while I was gone and it was so nice to see him when he picked me up at the airport. He's been very patient listening to all of my Convention stories!

Today I have another 3x3 card that I made for a swap that I was in. I love this balloon paper! Did you know that it is on sale this month? If you buy three packs of select DSP packs, you get the fourth one free! Great time to stock up!! The sale only lasts until the end of this month! Click the icon on the left side of my blog for more info!

Take Care

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Convention is Over!

Convention just ended! What a great time I had!! Stampin' Up! Is such a generous company! Look at all these freebies I received!!!

I can't wait to attend next year!!


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Friday, July 19, 2013

Convention Day 2

Yesterday was a jam packed day and today will be the same! I didn't take many pictures yesterday but I have another swap card that I made and a picture of my friend Kristina and I at the home office! Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Convention Day 1

Convention starts today and it's a jam packed day! Here's another one of the swaps I made! The elephant is so cute and the little pearl on his eye makes him come alive (although I'll admit it doesn't show up well in the picture). I stamped his ear in Strawberry Slush, cut it out and popped it up with a dimensional. I hope to have lots of pictures to show tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I'm heading to Salt Lake City in just a few hours! I will be joining 5,800 demonstrators from all over the world for the Stampin' Up! 25th Anniversary Convention! Can't wait! Here's a 3x3 card that I made for one of my swaps. I made 81 of these and will be receiving 80 of them in return tomorrow!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Heading to Salt Lake City Tomorrow

Life has been so darn busy the last few weeks.  Tomorrow I leave for the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City.  I've been busy for weeks making cards to swap with other demonstrators.  I'm in four organized swaps, which are finished, bagged up and in my carry-on bag.  I have a few more to finish up to swap with others outside of the organized ones.  I'll share my swaps with you over the next few days as well as some pictures once the convention begins.  There are always so many displays and great ideas! I'm looking forward to seeing my friend, Kristina, in Salt Lake City tomorrow!  She lives in Kansas and I last saw her a year ago at Convention.  I am very much looking forward to catching up with her although we email each other on a regular basis. It is different actually seeing someone in person.  I can't wait! I'm off to go pack!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll leave you with a video by Stampin' Up that will tell you all about our wonderful embossing folders -- one of my favorite products!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, America!

Happy 4th of July, America!!  I am very thankful and grateful for all the men and women who have served, or who are serving, in our Armed Forces.  I love my country!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Make a Wish

Hi Friends!
I'm not sure what you call this type of card but when opened up, there's a pocket for a gift card.    I don't know about you but I give a lot of gift cards.  This gift card holder is pretty quick to make and it fits inside a regular sized envelope! How perfect is that??
I've used one of the Designer Series Papers on sale this month, Birthday Basics.   If you buy 3 packs, you get one free!  You can choose from 11 different packages!
 Birthday Basics  # 130145  $10.95

I also used one of our new Framelits, the Circles Collection and my Magnetic Platform for the sentiment.  I stamped it first and then placed my circle exactly where I wanted it using the magnetic platform.  I LOVE this new tool, no more post its!

If you would like to place an order and/or see the packages of paper on sale, just click here to go to my online store.


Stamps:  Make a Wish, Best of Birthdays
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Birthday Basics, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges
Tools:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circles Collection Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, Extra Large Oval punch

Monday, July 1, 2013

Free Designer Series Paper

My poor neglected blog.  The past two weeks have just been so busy.  I've been out of town and I usually try to schedule my posts ahead of time but it just didn't happen this time around.

I thought I would share these pictures with you.  My daughter and son-in-law told us they were pregnant by presenting us with this cute I Love Grandma and Grandpa shirt in January 2012.  Our sweet granddaughter is 9 months old and we now have a picture of the shirt AND the baby!!

On to Stampin' Up! news!!  A great new special was just announced!!  If you buy three packages of  select Designer Series Papers, you get one free!!  Choose three and your fourth one is FREE!  Here are the details:

Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013
Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!
The Fine Print:
  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefit
  • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.

The new Best of 25 Years stamp set for July has also been announced.  Shelli Gardner, the CEO and Cofounder of Stampin' Up! has chosen her favorite stamp images over the past 25 years and combined them into the set, Best of Shelli.  In honor of Stampin' Up!s 25th Anniversary, each month this year a new set will be announced.  Each one comes with a sticker.  Save 6 of them, send the collector's card to Stampin' Up! and you will receive a stamp set valued at $14.95!  I'm ready to send mine in!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

If you would like to order Stampin' Up! products, you can shop at my online store!