Friday, March 27, 2009

Diva Sketch Challenge 3/28

Woo Hoo! I finally got to do a sketch challenge!!!!!! Here's my take. You can see the sketch over at UDI.

Here's the things I used to make this card:

Stamp Set: A Good Egg

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Tea Party DSP, Almost Amethyst, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4" punch, Stampin Dimensionals

I love spring!!!!! The weather here has been crazy. This morning it was a little chilly but by lunch it had warmed to the 70s but by supper it had dropped to 42. We have had thunderstorms off and on all week and tomorrow we may have snow!!!! (Won't stick of course or cause any ice but it will be beautiful if it happens). Hope you are all feeling the renewal that comes with spring!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sketch Challenge Saturday 3/7

I got up early this morning and had such fun creating this card for the Sketch Challenge over at the Utah Divas blog. For today's card I used Pinch Proof. St. Patrick's Day is coming up and also I have been feeling lucky lately! There has been so much illness at my house that we have been just shut down. After my post last week about not having an alternate place for my Technique Class, several of you stepped forward and offered your homes. I am so grateful to you and to everyone who has offered support in other ways. Thank you! We are finally on the track back to health.

Don't forget to check out the specials listed in my last entry (just scroll down to see it)!

Also, with these tough economic times Stampin' Up! wants to make sure that if you want an additional income through Cardmaking and Scrapbooking, it is attainable. Watch for an announcement about a PAYMENT PLAN for the Starter Kit coming soon!!!!!!! This is the best job ever and you can make it whatever you need it to be. If you just have a couple of friends that you stamp and crop with and want to be a Hobbyist you can do that OR you can build it into a full fledged career. I would love to have you on my team!

Sooooo, here's my card for this week's Sketch Challenge:

And here's how I made it!

SET: Pinch Proof

Cardstock: Glorious Green, Basic Black, Whisper White

Inks: Glorious Green Ink Pad and Marker, Basic Black, Really Rust, More Mustard and Blush Blossom Markers

Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sale-A-Bration and Occassions Mini Preorder

First of all, I need to apologize for not posting in a while. February was a TERRIBLE month at our house. My sister had knee replacements in BOTH knees and Mother was in the hospital for 11 days. Mother is now home but we are afraid she has a contagions infection called MRSA so no stamp camps until we are sure. I tried to find another venue for this Friday's Technique class but everything was either too expensive or the restaurants I chose could not guarantee they wouldn't sit people right next to us. So I want to be sure you don't miss out on anything and am listing the latest specials. Remember, you can call, snail mail or email me an order OR you can order ONLINE through my website ( !

Here are the specials! The first is Sale-A-Bration. Every year Stampin' Up! has this event. We have a Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog (see my sidebar for a link to the brochure itself) and everything in it is free!!!!! For each $50 in merchandise you buy from the regular catalog or the Occasions Mini Preorder (see Below) you can choose 1 free item!!!! That's for EACH $50 so if you spend $100 you get TWO free gifts and if you have a workshop of $350 or more, you get another FREE set in addition to all your wonderful Hostess benefits!!!!! Sale-A-Bration lasts until March 31st.

The second special is a special pre-order from our upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog. Items in this catalog will be available April 1st but there are some Easter sets that Stampin' Up! wanted you to have plenty of time to use. These are shown below and are available for order NOW!

Here are the pictures of what's available:

I am sure that by the 3rd Friday Mother will be fine for us to have Stamp Camp and am looking forward to seeing you all then!!!

Remember too that you can order ONLINE at , just click on the "Shop Now" button at the top right under my name and remember that you can always call, email or snail mail and order as well.

Thank you!!!