Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blog Candy Winner: Jamie B!

In an act of true Serendipity (and thanks to for generating the random number 56 for the winning comment), Jamie B is the winner of my Blog Candy from the Royal Blog Tour! It is "Serendipitous" because Jamie lives less than one mile from my home :)

Thank you to everyone who visited and commented! Here is one more sample from the On a Pedestal stamp set to keep your creative juices flowing. Please stop by again soon!

The colors I used on this card are So Saffron, Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Garden Green and Certainly Celery...a combination found on the Stampin' Up! Color Coach (Item 105796, $9.95).

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour

Welcome to Utah, blog travelers! I am delighted to introduce you to the new Stampin' Up! set On a Pedestal! The 2009-10 In-Color palette seemed to compliment the "party" feeling, so I used Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry for these cards:

For this pull-up card, I added a sentiment from the Chit Chat rub-ons...isn't it cute? Below is the surprise you find when you pull it up :)As another SWEET treat for stopping by, leave a comment along with your e-mail address and you can be entered to win my BLOG CANDY: the Spring Solitude stamp set and co-ordinating Solitude wheel (retired but brand new). I appreciate comments from everyone, but the drawing will be open to non-SU demos only and only to U.S. visitors but if you are a sister demonstrator or from another country feel free to comment anyway and indicate SU Demo/or country!

Happy stamping and visit anytime you need a shot of creative juice!

Royal Blog Tour and Big Shot Drawing!


The Royal Blog Tour is three days long, and you'll be happy it is! There are four tours (a total of 80 fabulous blogs) and over half the blogs are offering blog candy to sweeten your travels (including mine)...but wait, there's MORE!

The Royal Blog Tour Home Page is offering
their own Blog Candy... a Big Shot Die Cut Machine!!!!
This drawing is open to all countries represented by Princesses in this tour, including Canada and Australia!

Then I'll be looking for you to drop by my "castle" here at Squeeze Your Creative Juice to view my "On A Pedestal" samples as I am one of the blog Princesses.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Fun Starter Kit: ONLY $85!

You've played at the pool, downed a gallon of lemonade, camped in the mountains, survived the family reunion with your sanity intact and are starting to purchase clothes & supplies in anticipation of the first day of school. What else is on your summer checklist? How about starting a business for under a hundred dollars?

If you have ever considered being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator ~ or even being your own craft supplier ~ here's a great opportunity: You'll get all the NEW In-color stamp pads in the special Summer Fun Starter Kit (only $85 through August 31st). Of course, the regular starter kit is still available (a $335 value for only $199) with a BONUS through the end of August: All 6 In-Color Stamp pads and one pack of In-Color card stock!

SPECIAL OFFER: Be one of the first 4 people who join Stampin' Up! with me by August 31 and get a FREE SET of In-Color Markers when you hold your first workshop!!

To get started, visit my website and click on "Start Your Own Business": my recruiting password is "stampwithme" . Questions? Just pick up the phone or send me an E-mail!

Deal of the Week #4!

Here's the Deal of the Week for July 20-26th! Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware: Regular Price $26.99...Deal of the Week Price only $18.99! Call me to order (801-376-8685) or order online at my website anytime, just click on the "Shop Now" button.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

In-Color Spotlight: Melon Mambo

The last 2009-2010 In-Color spotlight is Melon Mambo: BRIGHT and cheery!
And this darling stamp set is On A Pedestal, which is the stamp set I'll be showcasing for the Royal Blog Tour! So mark your calendar and come by to see more samples on July 26-28!

Friday, July 17, 2009

In-Color Spotlight: Soft Suede

This "Soft Suede" card was crafted for me by my friend Vivian......and includes the Soft Suede polka-dot grosgrain ribbon! It was stamped with a new hostess level 3 set, Kind and Caring Thoughts. Thanks for sharing, Vivian!

Magical Marriage Proposal

Thursday, July 16, 2009

In Color Spotlight: Bermuda Bay

Ahhh, Bermuda Bay is the essential color of summer and I LOVE both the color AND this new stamp, Medallion. I tried putting a greeting on it, but it just doesn't need it :) The Bermuda Bay patterned paper is found in the "Thoroughly Modern" Designer Series Paper package. Simple? Yes. Beautiful? Definitely.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In-Color Spotlight: Crushed Curry

Flashback to the colors of the 70's: Crushed Curry brings back happy memories of Tupperware parties, the music of the Carpenters and shag carpeting! Paired with black, it felt like my great-grandma's kitchen:Paint with a little bleach and it will wash out the color, then pull out the sewing machine for the detail on the side! I'm off to see Harry Potter! See you tomorrow...

Edit: Sorry I forgot to say that this set is a new Hostess Level 1 set, Country Morning!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Deal of the Week: July 13-19

Square Fire Rhinestone Brads! Regular price: $10.95, Sale: $6.99
Click on the button to the left to view~call to place order or order online 24/7 at my website (click SHOP NOW). Good through July 19th only!

In-Color Spotlight: Rich Razzleberry

I pulled out the Big Shot to make this card to showcase the Rich Razzleberry In-Color: the flowers are created using the Manhattan Impressions Folder. These flowers definitely make a great "impression"! The grosgrain ribbon is actually polka-dotted on one side this year, but I felt like the elegance of the flowers needed just the plain side of the ribbon. Add a saying from the Sincere Salutations set and it is simply beautiful.
I wish I could send out a card to everyone who has been supportive and loving recently...for now, enjoy the "virtual" card and my deep gratitude. Friends are truly the flowers in the garden of life!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Royal Blog Tour Candy!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Royal Blog Tour approaches!I am one of the Princesses on the tour and will be showcasing the new stamp set On a Pedastal!

To make this even MORE fun, you can also leave a comment during the tour (including your e-mail address) and have a chance to win a little Blog Candy:

This (retired) co-ordinating Stampin' Up! stamp set and wheel is just my way of saying "Thanks" for visiting and will be given to one of my guests in a drawing on July 29th, after the tour ends!

NOTE: Blog Candy offered for non-SU Demonstrators, please...but I'd love demonstrator comments, just let me know that you are a sister stamper leaving a comment :)

Spotlight on NEW In-Colors: DUSTY DURANGO

Being a girl originally from Dixie and with the rich sandstone dirt of my home firmly stuck between my toes, I always need a little of this color in my life. I painted my basement family room this color as an homage to "home" and all the kids know that I'd love a car in this same hue. I'd call it "Rusty Pumpkin", but Stampin' Up! has named it DUSTY DURANGO and it's one of the new '09-'10 In Colors! This card was created with the new Animal Stories set...isn't that an adorable giraffe?
I'm planning on posting a mono-chromatic card each day this week showcasing our new In-Color line, so come on back to visit!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the Week: Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Click on the link to the left for more info! Remember it's available for ONE WEEK ONLY!

A Very Jonas Fourth!

I was settling down for a quiet 4th of July when my friend Vicki called at 7 p.m. and said, "We have two extra tickets for the Stadium of Fire...want to come quick?" The show started at 8 in Provo and with my family spread all over the map, I had to find a date FAST! I called my friend Leslie and we raced to the stadium in time to find our seats (ON THE FIELD!!! THANK YOU VICKI!!) and watch Glenn Beck march in 76-Trombone Style:Next, SheDaisy took the stage...welcome home to Utah, ladies!Things then got a little crazy...

(This one is for Mindi...) In case it gets *too* crazy, just break out a good book and settle in :) Yes, this was taken AS the Jonas Brothers were singing!! WHAT IN THE WORLD? I love me a good book as much as the next person (and may have even been caught reading Harry Potter 7 at Stampin' Up! Convention...) but seriously? Maybe she is the grandmother of Kevin, Nick and Joe and has seen them perform hundreds of times...

We finished up with some spectacular fireworks and it was a very memorable holiday! So if you need any gifts for Young Women or Girl's Vicki's lds-yw site because she totally ROCKS for letting us celebrate in style!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Every week during the month of July, Stampin' Up! will offer one discounted product as a "Deal of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required! Come back every Monday to see the Deal...but order quickly as they only last ONE week! THIS WEEK: SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH

Regular Price: $15.95
DEAL: $10.99 (through July 6 to place order or order online 24/7)

Happy New [Stampin' Up!] YEAR!

Happy NEW YEAR!! It's the first day of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog and some of the things I'm most excited about are:
  • Over 1,000 items under $25!
  • The New In-Colors (my favorite colors are Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry & Bermuda Bay!)
  • Party Kits (for little Princesses and Pirates) only $15.95!
  • Beautiful new stamp sets, Decor Elements, Big Shot Dies and more...oh, my!
  • NEW Celebrando Creatividad for my Spanish speaking friends!
So do you want to see what's inside? Come to my OPEN HOUSE/SERVICE PROJECT on Saturday, July 11 from 1-4 p.m. where we'll stamp cards for our Servicemen/women, you can create a color chart with the new In-Colors, sip a root beer float, choose a card to send to a friend, shop from my retired stamps (20%-50% off this day only!)...and of course, peek at the new catalog!

You can take a catalog home FREE when you book a party or join a club. You can also purchase this wonderful idea book for only $5 through July 11 (after July 11 it will be $9.95 plus tax). You can also browse all current catalogs by clicking on the links in the left column :)