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February 2014

Unscripted Sketches #243

Hello, and good morning from me, the lame blogger!!  I have had a sick kid at home all week, and now I have the cold again!  (yes, I am whining! haha!!!)  Here's this week's sketch from Unscripted Sketches:

SK211 US243

Hopefully, I'll be back with an actual project!!! :-)


Nacho Average Challenge #75

Happy Tuesday!!  How are you today?  I'm kinda cold and ready for spring!! LOL!! My poor son is freezing up there in South Bend, IN!  He's not used to all the snow!  But, he's making the best of it--he sent me a picture this weekend of him and his dorm buddies playing football in the snow!  Kids will deal with anything!!

So, we have a sketch challenge for you over at the Nacho Blog!



Simple and straightforward!!  Be sure and check out what the design team did--so many different ideas!  Here's mine:


I used on of my favorite sets from the Occasions Mini, Starburst Sayings!  I used it with the Circles Collection Framelits this time, rather than the coordinating Starburst Framelits.  But, as you can see, both work very well!!  Colors are Pool Party and Basic Black.  I pulled them right from the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper!  Love when the decisions are made for me! haha!!

Hope you enjoyed it!!


SUDSOL Blog Tour!!

Come back for the SUDSOL Blog Tour - Feb 3, 2014

Good morning, and welcome to the 14th Sudsol Blog Tour!  I have belonged to this group for as long as I can remember!  It's a great place to get ideas, patterns, business advice, etc!   If you're a demonstrator, you really should give it a try--you can try it for two weeks FREE!!!

 SUDSOL - 24/7 Upline

For this Blog Tour, we are featuring items from the Sale-a-bration Brochure and as well as the awesome new Occasions Mini Catalog!!  If you need a copy of either of these new catalogs, drop me an email, and I'll get them right out to you (  Or, click HERE to join my mailing list, and get the catalogs delivered right to your house!  I chose to concentrate on the Starburst Sayings Stamp Set, along with some coordinating products!  I sure hope you enjoy these projects!!

First up is a card--I made this card as my swap for the Nacho Average Stampers Valentine's Party!  It's pretty simple, but I think it's cute! (all supplies are listed at the bottom of the post!)


Here's another card--this one uses the same stamp set, but this time I'm using designer paper and things from the Sale-a-bration brochure:


Next is a fun little favor--I found the pattern and tutorial on the Sudsol Site HERE.   (if you aren't a member, click HERE to start your FREE trial!) There are hundreds of cute patterns, templates and tutorials on SUDSOL! If you aren't a demonstrator, click HERE to sign up for my Customer Newsletter--and find out about classes to learn all these fun techniques!


Here's a side view:


and with the top open:


Supplies used:

Washi Card:

  • Starburst Sayings Stamp Set (133182w or 133185c)
  • Starburst Framelits (132967)
  • Big Shot (113439)
  • Coastal Cabana Classic Ink (131175)
  • Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink (131174)
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock (131297)
  • Tangerine Tango Cardstock (111349)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • 1" Circle Punch (119868)
  • Candy Dots-Brights (130931)
  • Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape (133001)

Oh Happy Day Card:

  • Starburst Sayings Stamp Set (133182w or 133185c)
  • Banner Blast Stamp Set (133551w or 133554c)
  • Coastal Cabana Classic Ink (131175)
  • Crisp Canteloupe Classic Ink (131176)
  • Crisp Canteloupe Cardstock (131298)
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock (131297)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (133521)
  • Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (133522)
  • Starburst Framelits (132967)
  • Big Shot (113439)
  • Banner Punch (133519)

Celebrate Favor Box

  • Starburst Sayings Stamp Set (133182w or 133185c)
  • Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink (131174)
  • Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock (131296)
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock (131297)
  • Tangerine Tango Cardstock (111349)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock (119683)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650)
  • Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (132993)
  • Big Shot (113439)
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)
  • Window Frame Framelits (129021)
  • Starburst Framelits (132967)


Nacho Average Valentine's Party

HI!!  Our annual holiday party, which is usually held in December, happened yesterday!!  (it's a long story, but just know that this was our first chance to get together! haha!!)  We had a gift exchange, a card swap and a yummy brunch!!  I didn't get many pictures during the party, but here are our swaps -- please click on the picture to see their personal blogs (if they have one):








Check back tomorrow to see my swap card!!  It will be highlighted in the 14th Annual SUDSOL Blog Tour!