Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Welcome Diane!

Welcome to the Dazzling Group.......
  Diane Dechaine has joined my downline.  I am so happy to have her, she is one very talented lady.
  As a new recruit in October, she will receive the Big Shot or $100 of merchandise.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

This is a TREAT not a Trick..... Stampin' Up! has extended the Big Shot Recruiting Promotion until November 11th, 2011.

An offer to DIE for!
If you've been looking for an opportunity to do what you love, while getting a 20% discount on your favorite products, now is the perfect time! During October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator.* If you already own a Big Shot then you can choose $100 worth of merchandise from our current catalogs.  Use the Big Shot die-cutting machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies**(sold seperately) to create uniquely beautiful projects in a flash.
In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit--a steal at just $175--contains over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies-everything you need to start your new business.
There are so many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, including
  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly issue of Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine, Stampin' Success!
  • Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
  • Regular get-togethers to stamp!
  • Free access to an online community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
  • Plus, access to an exclusive video and training for your new Big Shot!
  • Join my team and attend our monthly meetings with other demonstrators who share their love of Stampin' Up!
Don't miss this BIG deal! Contact me today to learn how you can take advantage of this great opportunity and get your FREE Big Shot! 

May your treats be many and your tricks be few.....Happy Halloween!
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Another card for Regionals swapping

This card was designed by my daughter, Kelsey, she is also a SU! demonstrator. She will not be able to attend the Henderson, NV regional event but she wanted to make swap cards for me to swap for her while I was there.

Here is her card:
Stamps: Button Buddies, Friendly Phrases
Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede
Markers: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Old Olive
Accessories: Marina Mist 1/4" Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearls, Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by to see what I am creating for the regional event.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Phone call from Holly at Stampin' Up!

Today I received a phone call from Holly Linford at Stampin' Up!....she asked me if I would be a Workshop WOW presenter at the Henderson, NV regionals on Friday, August 26th.

They are changing things up a bit for the demonstrator presenters, instead of being on stage in front of everyone to do your Workshop WOW presentation, you will be in one of the Demo Booths like they had at Convention. This means you would do the presentation several times.

I am so excited to be asked and of course I said YES! I am going to start creating my projects for my display board right away. I chose my topic to be VINTAGE. Check back when I get everything done and I will share with you my samples.

For today, I will share with you one of my swap cards that I made for swapping at the Regional Event. I will have 3 different designs to swap.
This card features the stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog "On the Grow". I also used the "Artistic Etchings" Stamp Set from the Main Idea Book & Catalog.
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP
Ink: Basic Black;
Markers: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, River Rock, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Other Accessories: Boho Blossoms Punch, Pewter Brads, Dimensionals

Okay I better go and get creating for my presentation. Thanks for stopping by.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Dazzling Divas August 2011

The Stampin' Up! new year for the Dazzling Divas began with the August meeting. After convention, I did some restructuring of the group. The Dazzling Divas meetings are exclusive for the downline of Barbara Welch, Levels 1 - 5 are invited.

We met at the home of Barbara Welch on Thursday, August 11th. There was laughter, delicious food and stamping of make & takes. Swapping is always a high point of the evening.

Card Make & Take provided by Vicki McClelland:

3-D Project Make & Take provided by Pam Hegarty:
Pam showed us how to take 2 milk carton die cuts and make this adorable octagon box. She was inspired from a class we took at convention in July.

I had a special surprise for everyone; I made altered File Folder Note Pads for taking notes at the meetings. There were 4 different designs that they could choose from. I had all the pieces cut and they chose what they wanted to finish it. Here is mine:
Inside of the Altered File Folder Note Pad:

Our swap theme for this month was a full card featuring a Fun or Fancy Fold. I want to share with your the cards that were swapped:

My Tri-fold card - Marina Mist version:
My Tri-fold card - Rose Red version:

Center Step Card by Linda Rodenberg:

Joy Fold Card by Pam Hegarty:

Center Step Card by Kelsey Welch:

Side Step Card by Jane Rappleyea:

Joy Fold Card by Vicki McClelland:

Center Step Card by Diane Dechaine:
Thanks for stopping by today.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Join My SU! Team for $99

$99 Starter Kit and Free Project Kit Promotion

Limited-Time $99 Starter Kit Includes the following:
Contains over $185 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All items below are recommended, but a new demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.

• Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
• Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
• Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
• Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
• Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
• Note Cards (20)
• Clear-Mount Block C
• Blender Pen (1)
• SNAIL Adhesive®
• Business supplies

Limited Time - Now - July 31, 2011
It's always more fun to stamp with friends! The limited-time $99 Starter Kit is the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products. Get the products you love at a 20 percent discount.

Bonus Prize from SU! for You and for Me - you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories. Remember, you can only earn this special Shelli Signature Collection kit when you join before July 31, 2011.

My added offer: If you join my team between now and Aug. 5th I will enter your name in a drawing for a fabulous prize to help jump-start your business as a demonstrator!

Contact me today for the information to sign up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, local or long-distance receives the same support from me. If you want to do this as a business or just for yourself and friends to get the products you love from Stampin' Up! No time minimum required.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!


Friday, April 29, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop. I am so glad you have stopped by today. The fun begins on Friday, April 29th at Noon EST and runs through Sunday, May 1st at midnight PST. The hop will feature 22 stops showcasing the new items. This will give you a chance to see some fabulous ideas using these new items. All the featured products will be available for sale in the NEW Summer Mini Catalog which begins on May 1st.

You may be starting here with my blog or perhaps have come from Lisa's Blog, Add Ink and Stamp. She is featuring the set Fabulous Florets, her projects are adorable.

I am featuring the Swirls & Curls Verses ( Level 1 Hostess set from the Summer Mini Catalog) and the Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper. I have created 4 projects to share with you.

Card Tote

Thinking of You Card

Hello Card

Thanks So Much Card

There are more stops to see, so read through my post, go to the next stop which is Betty's Blog, Kitty Stamp, where she is featuring the NEW Embossing Powders. Then keep going until you have visited all the stops.

Don't forget to leave a comment for me so I know that you were here!!
Check back on Monday and I will post all the details and supplies used to make my cards.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Hello Stampers: Today I want to wish all of you a very Happy Easter. I have a card to share that I created using the Easter Blossoms set. Enjoy!

Stamps: Easter Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Ovals Die Cut, Large and Small Oval Punches, Paper Snips, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Dazzling Divas April Gathering

We had our downline meeting on Thursday, April 14th...such a great group of ladies I have to get together with each month. We make 2 make & take projects before the meeting and here are the ones we made:

Card Make & Take project by Vicki:

3-D Make & Take Project by Anita:

Towards the end of our meeting we do our swap...it is the most anticipated event of the evening!!
This month our swap theme was to create a Full Card with a Feminine theme, Victorian, Mother's Day, Girls Night, etc........

Kelsey's Swap:

Kelsey's Swap Open (a Tri-Shutter Card):

Diane's Swap:

Grace's Swap:

Jane's Swap:

Vicki's Swap:

Anita's Swap:

Linda's Swap:

Pam's Swap:

My Swap (Joy Fold Card):

For all the details on my swap card see this BLOG POST

Thanks for stopping by today. If you would like to become a demonstrator and attend the Dazzling Divas Meetings, please contact me and I will get you started on your way. I Love What I Do...You Can Too!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Dazzling Divas April Swap Card

Hello Stampers: I am glad you stopped by today. We had our downline meeting tonight and I wanted to share with you the card I created to swap.

This month our swap theme was to create a Full Card with a Feminine theme, Victorian, Mother's Day, Girls Night, etc........

Here is my card, it features the Joy Fold Technique:

Stamps: Mother of Mine (a la Carte stamp from Occasions Mini Catalog), Something to Celebrate (Hostess set from the Occasions Mini Catalog)
Paper: Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Rose Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Perfect Polka Dot and Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folders, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Pearls, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Scoring Tool

Check back soon to see the Make & Take projects and the swaps from the other Dazzling Divas.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Thoughts......

make happy days........that is so true. Last week I had some outpatient surgery and feel so much better now that it is over and I am off the pain meds. I can't wait to be in my stamp studio creating projects again. So for now I will show you a bright and cheery card that I created for swapping at the Spring Fling Event that I attended.

Stamps: Apple Blossoms (Level 2 Hostess Set)
Paper: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Scallop Square and 1-1/4" Square Punches, Dimensionals, Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones

Have a happy day everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lights Out!!

You see I am going to bed early tonight because tomorrow morning is the first day to register for the Stampin' Up! Convention. I have my alarm set and will be waking up early at 6AM Phoenix time to get online to register!!

I have been wanting to share this card with you for a few weeks now and keep forgetting. So here it is today!!! I am not a big fan of "shape" cards, but when I saw this idea at my friend Linda's house, I knew I had to give it a try. I loved hers so much, that I created one in the colors of my stamp studio.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Elegant Soiree DSP
Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Sticky Strip, Pearls

This was a fun card to make, No stamps and No Ink!

Thanks for stopping by today! See you here again soon!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Last Chance for Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end on March 31st. Here is a card I created using some of my FREE items that I earned during Sale-A-Bration...........

I created this card using one of our a la Carte Single Stamps "Tiny Teacup" and the Sale-A-Bration "Ice Cream Parlor DSP Pack" which is FREE with a $50. purchase. With an additional $50. purchase you can also get the "Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and Button Pack" which I also used on this card.
Stamps: Tiny Teacup
Paper: Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Pacific Point, Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Dafodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Access: Scallop Border, 2-3/8" Scallop, 2-1/2" Circle Punches; Dimensionals, Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and Buttons, Linen Thread, Glue Dots

If you are interested in getting in on the last minute Sale-A-Bration order, please contact me no later than Noon on March 31st.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

More Easter Blossoms

Do you have this set yet? If not, it is a must have. I love the versatility of this set.
Today I want to share another card I created with this set. I love the soft colors for Spring.

Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches, Small and Large Tag Punches, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Itty Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Springtime Smiles

HAPPY SPRING..........

I love Spring and the smell after a rain in the dessert. Also, the temperatures are perfect here in Arizona in Spring.

I made this card using the Easter Blossoms set to celebrate Spring.

Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Paper: Baha Breeze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso; Marker: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Pearls, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today and come back soon for more creative ideas.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dazzling Divas March Gathering

Hello stampers, I want to share with you today the Make & Take projects from the Dazzling Divas March Meeting and the Swaps I received.

3-D Make & Take project, provided by Pam Hegarty

The card Make & Take project, provided by Linda Rodenberg

We were all in the Spring and Easter mood for our swap too. You could make a 3-D item or full card.
Kelsey's Swap:

Linda's Swap:

Jane's Swap:

Anita's Swap:

Grace's Swap:

Pam's Swap:

Vicki's Swap:

My swap:

Supplies and more details can seen in this POST

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the creativity of the ladies in my group.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!