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April 2010

Nacho Meeting!!


Good morning!!!  My Nacho Group Meeting (a get-together with my awesome downline) was last Thursday, and this is one of the make-n-takes we did!!  It uses the Elements of Style Stamp Set from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog!!  It's such a beautiful set!!  I stamped the flowers randomly with Basic Gray ink, then used my Stampin' Pastels to add a bit of Pretty in Pink.  Other items used:  Gray Satin Ribbon, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey and Pretty in Pink cardstock, large oval and scallop oval punches, and the scalloped edge punch.

Reminder:  I'm holding a Stamp-a-stack of cards on Sunday afternoon!!  I have one spot left!!  Hope you can join me!!  Click HERE for all the details!!

Have a GREAT day!!!


Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge # 172

Happy Wednesday!!!  I'm taking a break from the weekend projects to share my Divas' Challenge card with you!  The challenge was color:  Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral and So Saffron.  I really like this combination!!

I used Flower Fancy Stamp Set along with a new set that is coming in the Summer Mini Catalog--starting May 1!!!  It's called Favorite Thoughts, and I'm sure it's going to be a favorite!!  The ribbon is Chocolate Chip Grosgrain!  Simple, simple, simple!! :-)

Have a wonderful day--and be sure and check out the other Divas HERE!


Big Shot Stamp Camp!

Hello!!  And good afternoon!  Did you miss me?!!  I had such a busy weekend!  But, it was a blast!!  Yesterday, was just as busy, so I wasn't able to post--so sorry!!  Stay tuned though--I have a ton of projects to share with you!!!  To start with, here are the other three projects we made on Saturday at the Big Shot Stamp Camp!!  (to see the first, click HERE)


This was made with the #2 Box Die.  Before putting it together, we punched a hole in the front with the Scallop Oval Punch.  There's a piece of a Window sheet glued to the inside, to hold the candy inside!  Colors are Old Olive and Lovely Lilac.

We used the Texturz Plates for this card!  Use your brayer to apply ink to the texturz plate, then carefully lay your white cardstock on the plate, and run through the Big Shot.  Voila--this is what you get!!  So cool!!  I used one of my favorite colors for this--Pixie Pink!  Along with Baroque Motifs!


This card was a total CASE from LeeAnn!!  I just used a different color!!  Be sure you check out the inside of her card!!  (we did the same, just don't have a pic!!)

I'll have some more for you tomorrow!!!  Come back and see!!

Also--exciting news!  I was published in the Premier Issue of the Embellish Magazine!!  It's an online Ezine, and so cool!!!  Be sure to check it out HERE.  There is a $3 charge to see the magazine, but it's well worth it!!

Have a GREAT day!


April Online Project of the Month!!!


Let me show you how to get the most out of your stamping investment. In this class, we will create four unique all-occasion cards using one all purpose greeting stamp set, an artistic stamp set, some ribbon and a few techniques. From wonderful to ‘WOW’ using a few essential supplies.   116816S.jpgI’ll also show you how you can take the same card design and use it for a formal occasion such as a wedding or baby shower. If you love stamping, you are not going to want to miss this class.

You may purchase the following products at a 15% discount through May 9th, 2010 if you purchase this months project tutorial, regular shipping and tax will apply.  This discount cannot be combined with any other offers:

  • Elements of Style (wood mount) $27.95 $23.76
  • Elements of Style (clear mount) $19.95 $16.96
  • Circle Scissors Plus  $29.95  $25.46
  • Glass Mat  $19.95 $16.96

Click HERE to order yours today!!!

Have a GREAT day!


Divas Sketch Challenge #78

Good morning!!!  I hope you're all enjoying your weekend so far!!  It's supposed to be a beautiful day today--can't wait to get outside!!  Time to clean up the yard and get the pool up and running!! 

Here's my card for the Sketchy Saturday challenge over at UDI!!


I used Circle Circus, and a new set coming out in the Summer Mini Catalog--Favorite Thoughts!  I love it!!  And, because it comes in the clear mount, it's super easy to stamp straight!! :-)

Other supplies used:  Sweet Pea Designer Paper, circle punches, Pumpkin Pie ribbon, pumpkin pie and So Saffron cardstock!

Be sure and check out Tiffany's Blog  next!!!


WOW!!  We received some great news from Stampin' Up! yesterday!!!  A Color Renovation!!!  What is this you ask?  Read on..............


What does this Color Renovation mean? 

  • 30 Current Colors will retire

  • 5 New Colors will be added

  • 3 Current In Colors will not retire 

  • 7 Past In Colors will return

Stampin' Up! will be streamlining its color families to include 40 Colors (4 color families of 10 colors each).  The families will be named Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles. The new collection of colors is fresh, current, and BEAUTIFUL!!!   

These exciting new color collections will be available with the new Stampin' Up! catalog in July.  Become a DEMONSTRATOR now and you can order them early during the demonstrator pre-order period!!!!!  Visit my website, and click on "Join Now".  My password is "Nachos"

What colors are retiring?
  • Pale Plum
  • Lavender Lace
  • Almost Amethyst
  • Sage Shadow
  • Mellow Moss
  • Barely Banana
  • Apricot Appeal
  • Blush Blossom
  • Pink Passion
  • Pixie Pink
  • Orchid Opulence
  • Lovely Lilac
  • Brilliant Blue
  • Glorious Green
  • Green Galore
  • Gable Green
  • Yoyo Yellow
  • Only Orange
  • Summer Sun
  • Really Rust
  • Ruby Red
  • Cameo Coral
  • Creamy Caramel
  • Close to Cocoa
  • Bordering Blue
  • Brocade Blue
  • Ballet Blue
  • Taken with Teal
  • Handsome Hunter
  • Going Grey

Pase In Colors that will be returning: 

  • Melon Mambo
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Pacific Point
  • Tangerine Tango
  • River Rock
  • Soft Suede
  • Riding Hood Red
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Baja Breeze
  • Wild Wasabi

NEW colors being added: 

  • Daffodil Delight
  • Early Espresso
  • Cajun Craze
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Marina Mist
  • Kraft will be renamed Crumb Cake.  Coordinating cardstock, as well as ink pads and markers!!


Don't wait to stock up on cardstock, ink refills, and coordinating ribbon and accessories in all of your favorite retiring colors!  You can order 24/7 via my website by clicking on "shop now." 

I can't wait to show you these colors!!! 

Have a GREAT day!


Some fun Calendars!

Good morning!!  I am currently working on lots and lots of stuff for my events this weekend.  Unfortunately, I can't share anything yet!!  You'll have to wait and see!!!  But, I do have some calendars to share with you--I made these for the craft fair I did last month!  Enjoy!!




You can get the mini calendar cases HERE.

Have a GREAT day!!


Look at this!!!


Isn't this a beautiful card?!!!  My wonderful stampin' friend, Kathy, made this for me!  She borrowed my Lattice Die, and when she returned it, she also brought me this gorgeous card!!  I just love the colors she used!! 

I'm so spoiled--each time I lend something to my downline, they bring me something!!! :-)  I love it!

Today is a busy day--I am getting ready for classes and clubs this weekend!  I can't wait to share the projects with you, but it'll have to wait!!  Sorry!!  You'll just have to check back all week!!

Have a GREAT day!


Divas Sketch Challenge #77


Happy Weekend!!!  It's going to be such a fun day!!  My niece is coming in to stay the night--on her way from Phoenix to Colorado Springs!  It'll be nice to see her!!

Saturday means a Sketchy Saturday!!!  You can see the original sketch HERE.  Our little extra challenge this week was to do a little iris folding!!  I love doing these--there's something therapeutic about folding and gluing paper!!

Supplies used for my card:

For All You Do & Whimsical Words Stamp Set (sorry--Whimsical Words is no longer available.  I made my card in advance, and Sale-a-bration was still in session!!)

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White and Tea Party Designer Paper

Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst and Black Stazon

Misc:  Pink Satin Ribbon

Be sure and follow our little blog hop--next stop:   Tiffany's blog!!!

Have a GREAT day!!