Monday, July 25, 2011

$99 Special to Sign Up

Whether you have ever thought about signing up to become a Stampin' Up demo to pursue it as a business or just to be a hobby demo because you love the products, now is a fabulous time to sign up! There is a $99 special going on right now (awesome deal, it's worth almost $180), plus if you sign up by July get this fabulous Christmas keepsake box for FREE! (And it is a $40 value). Being a SU demo means you get to see new products before everyone else and can also order before anyone else. You get a discount and there are always chances to earn free stamps. FREE STAMPS! Who doesn't love free stamps! I know I Do! Being a SU demo means opportunities to make new friends and extra cash...or it can also mean getting a discount on your favorite products. Contact me today if you are interested or just have questions about it! (P.S. You may substitute your favorite stamp sets to customize the $99 kit for you!)

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Last week I got the privilege of being able to attend the Stampin' Up Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah (where it was cooler!). I attended with my upline Lisa and downline Julie (in the first picture, from left to right). There were two other fun gals from Topeka, Arla and Joy, who also went with us. It was so much fun! So much to take in! The people, the sights, the tour of the SU offices and shipping facility in Riverton, the free goodies and previews, the displays, the classes, etc. It was an awesome week, that is for sure! Julie, Joy and I were lucky to be able to attend a first-timers to Convention breakfast with Shelli and even though there were a lot of people there, we were fortunate enough to get to meet her and get our pictures taken with her. She is so sweet and down to earth! I came home with lot of inspiration and can't wait to get busy creating! I have had to play catch up first though, with my kids and house and garden, but I am getting there! Thanks for viewing!

The Nicest Things Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made for my sister with the stamp set "The Nicest Things" (clear mount 220531 and wood mount 117036). I colored it in using the blender pens and also used my markers a little bit. I think I outlined the apron on the skirt a little too dark, but all in all it turned out pretty good. I have realized that when I am relaxed and take my time, my coloring in turns out much better. I was in a big hurry to get this one done before the mail man arrived. I also used the itty bitty punch pack and some of our pearls for accents. The sentiment comes from the stamp set Curly Cute (clear mount 120510 and wood mount 117104). I also stamped the nice sentiment from the The Nicest Things stamp set on the inside. The cardstock I used is my favorite new in color, Pool Party. Enjoy!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Love and Sympathy

I needed a couple of quick sympathy cards. The new Love and Sympathy (122797 clear 122795 wood) stamp set delivers! I love this simple and elegant new stamp set in the new catalog. I used Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz. Enjoy!

Creative Elements birthday card

Finally arrived! My new goodies from the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog from Stampin' Up. I got my order on Friday but had kids' ball tournaments to attend, so I didn't get to my new stuff until today. I am sooo excited to get new stuff and get to play. This card is made with my new favorite stamp set, Creative Elements (122645 wood and 122647 clear). It is so awesome! I can't wait to use it on scrapbook pages. Another new favorite product of mine is the new Designer Frames Textured Embossing Folder Set (123130). (Comes with 2 frames to use on cards or can be used to journal on scrapbook page.) I also used our newest punch, the Lace Ribbon Border Punch (122362). Pool Party and Calypso Coral are the colors I stamped with and used the new Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon. Added some of our new tiny silver brads and pearls and it is finished. The sentiment comes from the new stamp set Petite Pairs 122495 wood and 122497 clear. I did case this card from fellow demo Cherie Franklin. Enjoy!