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May 2012

One last goodbye!

Here's a card made using Flower Fest--it's a retiring stamp set!  Love this set--just so perfect for the bright, cheery cards that I love so much!! 


This was made with Tangerine Tango, Concord Crush and So Saffron!  It's a z-fold card--very easy to make!  Cut your cardstock to 4 1/4" x 11", then score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".  Fold in half, then fold the front "back" to create the z-fold!  Here it is open:


Super easy to do!!

Don't forget that the catalog "retires" on May 31!!  Only 2 more days!!  If you'd like to take advantage of my "Buy 2, get 1 FREE" special, you'd better hurry!  It expires on May 31!!  Click HERE for all the details!!

Product Shares--WOW!!  You have overwhelmed me with your orders!! :-)  I do have several rounds full already, and one more slot open in the latest round!  Click HERE for the details!!  I will place the order on June 1, and get the shares out to you ASAP!!  I'm so excited about this!!! and glad that you are, too!

Stuff coming up!!!

Good morning!  Just a quick post this morning!!  I wanted to remind you of some things coming up!!

Friday, June 8:  First meeting of the Friday Card Club! (7pm)

We'll make six cards each month for six months!  You agree to spend $25 (before ship/tax) each month, and one month you'll be the hostess!!  That means at least $25 in FREE stuff!!  Click HERE to join today!!  We always have soooo much fun at these! 

Saturday, June 9:  My annual Stampin' Garage Sale!! (9am - 11am)

come and get some great deals on my retired stamps and accessories!!!  You can RSVP HERE!

Sunday, June 24:  New Catalog Stamp-a-Stack!! (2pm)

Come and make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs)!!  I will highlight some of the new sets!!  Please bring adhesive and paper snips--all other supplies will be provided! I've also added a "Class by Mail" option!  This will include the written instructions with a supply list!!  Click HERE to register today!!

New Catalog Product Shares (now through June 30)

Do you want everything new in the catalog?  Me, too!!  But, that would be very costly!  So, these shares enable us to get a sampling of all the new accessories, designer paper and ribbon!!  Click HERE for all the details!!

New Catalog Shares!!

Hi!  Are you excited about the new catalog??  I sure am--so many fun things!!  and, I want it all!!  But, alas, I can't afford to buy it all at once!  So, I thought I would offer some "shares", so that we can all get a little of ALL the new items!! 

If you would like to participate, please email me at, and include the following:

Please include the following information in your email:
1.  Name
2.  Mailing Address (United States addresses only)
3.  Which share(s) you would like to reserve (see choices below) 
4.  Email address for Paypal invoicing.

If you are ordering more than one share, I will give you a quote on your shipping--depends on which flat rate box/envelope we need to use!

3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon   $10.50

You'll get approximately 2 yards each of five colors!  (gumball green, midnight muse, primrose petals, raspberry ripple & summer starfruit)  Total of approximately 10 yards!! 

1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon  $11.65

You'll get approximately 2 yards of each of 10 colors, for a total of approximately 20 yards of ribbon!  Colors:  basic gray, daffodil delight, early espresso, night of navy, pacific point, pretty in pink, real red, rich razzleberry, whisper white & wild wasabi.

New Designer Paper  $21.00

You will get one 6x6 piece of each design (6 designs per pack of designer paper)  That's 78 6x6 pieces of designer paper!! 

Includes:  Natural Composition Specialty paper, Comfort Cafe, World spectacular, Floral District, Storytime, Polka Dot Party, International Bazaar, Be of Good Cheer, Birds of a Feather, Patio Party, Fan Fair, Summer Smooches & Twitterpated

Embellishments  $7.90

With this share, you will receive 10 of the new In Color Dahlias, 6 of the Vintage Faceted Buttons and 6 of the Naturals Designer Buttons!!

"I want it all" Share!  $50.00

You'll get one of each of the above shares!  If you were to order all this individually, it would cost you $286.79!!!

I will let you know your total shipping when you email me.  If you would rather pick it up at my house, that's great!!  No shipping for you! :-)

Each share requires 4 people--I will place the orders as soon as the shares fill up!  I hope to place the first order on June 1!!! 

Remember--email me at if you'd like to reserve your spot in the shares!! 

Do you need a catalog?  Let me know!

Divas Sketch Challenge #190

Wow!  It's a 3-day weekend!!  Hope you all have loads of fun planned -- or maybe just relaxing, quiet time!  Either sounds great to me!  I think we'll have a little of both!!

Today's sketch was drawn by me:


My sketches are alot like my cards--clean and simple!  and, my card:


Supplies used:

World Treasures Stamp Set (coming June 1!!!!)

Pacific Point and Basic Black Ink

Pacific Point & Whisper White cardstock;  International Bazaar Designer Paper (coming June 1!!)

Misc:  White taffeta ribbon;  Big Shot and the Labels Collections Framelits!

Have a GREAT weekend!!  Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations on the UDI Blog!

Saturday Sketch Challenge #257

Time for another sketch challenge at Stamping 411


Fun, huh?!!  I knew exactly which stamp I was going to use:


The Sweet Floral background stamp!!!  I colored it with my Real Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers, then gave it a "huff" and stamped!!  Hard to mess it up! :-)  For the sentiment, I stamped the sweet floral image again (without reinking it!) on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Then, stamped my sentiment (from Perfectly Penned) in Black Stazon ink!  I added some rhinestones in two of the corners--just for fun!  And, there's Real Red Satin ribbon behind the sentiment panel!  Super easy (as usual, for me!)

Be sure to check out all the Operators' work on the Stamping 411 blog!!!  They'll blow you away!

Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Hooray for Fridays!!  Especially this one--it's the last day of finals for the boys!  I am so ready for summer!!!

Of course, Fridays are also great because we have our weekly mini blog hop!!!  This week's sketch was brought to us by Robbie:


Lots of open space in this one!!  What would you do with all that?!!  I hope you'll give it a try!

Here's my card:


I kept it pretty simple!  Here's what I used:

No stamps or inks!!!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive & Raspberry Ripple

Misc:  Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon and In Color Dahlia Flower Embellishments

Quick and easy!!!   Now head on over to Tina's blog to continue on the blog hop!  If you decide to play along, be sure and leave a link on the Sketch Frenzy site!!

Blast from the Past!

This is my week for the "Whatever" post on Stamping 411!  Here's what I did:

Good morning!!  Today's post is a fun article in which I take an "old" sketch from the Stamping 411 archives, and turn it into a scrapbook page!!  Today's sketch is from Dec 25, 2009!

And, here is my sweet and simple scrapbook page!


Supplies used:

Just Perfect Alphabet Set 

Basic Black Cardstock (12 x 12;  8 1/4" x 8 1/4")

Whisper White cardstock (8 1/2" x 8 1/2";  1 1/2" x 11")

Brushed Silver Cardstock (2 3/4" x 11")

Misc:  Big Shot, Stars #2 Originals Die; Extra Large Oval Punch


The pictures are all trimmed to 4" x 4", and mounted onto the 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" Basic Black cardstock.  

Hope you enjoy it!!  


Be sure and check back tomorrow for the Stamper's Showcase!!

Clean & Simple Sketch

Good morning!!  My card this morning was made using the Fall to Layout #191:


What do you think of that gorgeous designer paper?!!!  So bright and fun!!

Supplies used:

Betsy's Blossoms & Teeny Tiney Wishes Stamp Sets

Rich Razzleberry & Daffodil Delight Classic Ink

Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry cardstock;  Floral District Designer Paper

2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestones and Bitty Banners Framelits (and the Big Shot, of course!)