Friday, July 26, 2013

Birthday Card Swap

July is a lovely month to celebrate a birthday :) AND it's a perfect time to share some of the talents of a few of my creative friends who created these birthday cards for a swap during Stamp Club last night! 
 Heather A

Lisa N

 Heidi R

 Stephanie G

 Andrea G

 Claudette F

Shelly S

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Who Needs a Prince?

My sweet friend Carolyn from Canada and her talented daughter Jenna created this fun commercial (and took 4th place in the SU! Commercial Contest at convention for it!). It pretty much sums up how I feel when I get My Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail each month!!

What's even BETTER is that MPP currently has a special offer: 
When you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin before August 31st, you can get TWO MONTHS for half price (only $10 each month)~ A fabulous opportunity to treat yourself or a friend to a monthly creative escape!! 
To get the deal, enter PUMPKINDEAL as the promo code. 

Here's the July Paper Pumpkin kit...a party in a box! 

Every month is a different surprise and you won't want to miss any more :)
VISIT My Paper Pumpkin to learn more!
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Making a Difference...for 25 Years & Counting!

It's an honor to be a part of something that brings joy into so many lives in so many different ways. At Stampin' Up!, making a difference is part of who we are and what we do. While I can't completely describe the way salt tastes to someone who has never tasted it, I doubt I'll be able to convey the feeling that surrounds me when I am enjoying convention...but I'll try to share a little in this post.

We started out on July 18th (my birthday!) with a visit to the SU! Home Office in Riverton, UT. While I've been there many times, it was fun to be with friends who were seeing it for the first time. As we were waiting in line, we looked down and discovered that we all had toenails painted in Stampin' Up! colors :) Can you name them?

Next we held our annual Stitched Stampers Awards Luncheon & Shoebox Swap at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. This was one of the funnest stamping events we've had together and we look forward to re-connecting with our sister Stitched Stampers each year. The swaps were AMAZING and the company was delightful! 
The next few days was filled to overflowing with classes, demonstrations, awards, product announcements, Anniversary parties and prizes galore! 

If you had a chance to step back from the display boards (and IF you were lucky enough to view them without a thousand people crowded around), you could see the samples spelled out the SU! tag line:

At the party after the awards night, we played games, ate cupcakes, took pictures and really rocked out with the Spazmatics who were a hilariously entertaining and surprisingly talented 80's cover band, so I could sing and dance along, as that is my era! My friend Kelly even won $100 shopping spree at the party, so it was a huge success :) 

If this wasn't enough for you, you can actually watch the opening and closing sessions of convention as well as the highlights video on YouTube! Here are the links to the sessions, and the highlights below. You see that Ryan Innes from The Voice sang our theme song during opening session!

Opening Session (1 hr 41 min)
Closing Session (1 hr 34 min)

I am inexpressibly grateful for the difference Stampin' Up! has made in my life and would love to share the joy with you. When you are ready to join me in this amazing company, please come join my Stampin' Family and come to convention in July 2014 with us!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

80 FREE Birthday Cards!?

Such a pretty and simple card...and yes, you could make 80 of these cards ABSOLUTELY FREE from the product you could choose from the new catalog when you host a $300 party!
Happy Birthday/Host a Workshop

It's always a good time to invite friends over or crafting, so call me so we can plan the perfect party for you and your guests: 801-376-8685.
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Monday, July 15, 2013


Freedom is all about choices, isn't it? We have a great choice for you at Stampin' Up! when you become a demonstrator before August 31st: Pick a Project kit FREE!
With four AWESOME Project Kits to choose from:

  1. Simply Created Halloween Banner
  2. Simply Created Christmas Banner 
  3. Simply Created Thankful Tablescape Kit
  4. Tag-a-Box Bundle
...the hardest part will be making up your mind which you want! 

Need more reasons to become a demonstrator? I'll be listing 25 reasons (for Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary) on my Facebook Page along with updates from Stampin' Up! Convention this week!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

A Shapely Birthday

I've needed to make birthday cards for my Stampin' Family, and the sketch over at Create with Connie & Mary inspired me to make this simple, shapely and cheerful greeting (with a little embossed bling on the birthday)!

Don't be afraid to take a sketch and turn it on it's side, like I did with this one:
Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):

Stamps: Blue Ribbon (wood~131964 or clear~125981)
Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171) and Raspberry Ripple (126859)
Paper:  Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla card stock, Birthday Basics DSP(130145) 
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (131930), Heat Tool (129053), Big Shot (113439), Oval Accent Bigz Clear die (127055),  Ovals Collection framelits (129381), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch (118874), Occasions Paper Piercing Pack (129387), Paper Piercing Tool (126189) and Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199).  

As always, you can order supplies HERE and don't forget that Designer Series Paper (DSP) is Buy 3, Get 1 FREE this month and if you order on my website during July 2013, enter hostess code JF3KWJT7 because someone will be the "Mystery Hostess" and get some fun goodies this month!

I'm going to make a bunch of these cards with the other papers in the same pack and I'll post a picture on my FB Fan Page, if you want to see samples in varying colors and designs :)

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Marvelous Markers & Mystery Hostess!

Order on my website anytime in July and use Hostess Code JF3KWJT7 when you check out: Someone will be the mystery hostess and win the Office Accoutrement stamp set & a package of the new 2013-15 In-Color Card stock!!

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

God Bless the U.S.A.

In studying the Revolutionary War, I remember being deeply moved by a quote from Thomas Paine, who believed God had a hand in liberating America from the British, and penned these sentiments as he travelled alongside the Continental Army with George Washington for a time in 1776.

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem to lightly; It is dearness only that gives every thing it value. Heaven knows how to put a proper rice upon it's goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated." 

These words, beginning with, "These are the times that try men's souls..." were read to the army on December 23, 1775, three days before the Battle of Trenton in an attempt to inspire and bolster the souls of the rag tag band of soldiers. The battle was a turning point for "our team" and there is no doubt that God's influence was there. 

I feel that these times also try men's souls, but I am deeply patriotic and 100% convinced that God desired America to be free, but that freedom requires obedience to his laws. My prayer this Independence Day is that we understand that God will bless America, when we are true and faithful to irrevocable (and non-voteable) laws that He has set forth to protect and bless us. 

Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Chevron background stamp, Morning Post Alphabet

Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake

Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist card stock, Silver Glimmer paper

Accessories: Hearts Collection Framelits (125599) and Big Shot (113439), Cloudy Day embossing folder (Spring Catalog), Linen Thread,  Natural 7/16" Trim, Postage Stamp Punch (122344), stampin' sponges
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mom & Me Class: July 10th!

Kids love spending time with Mom (or Grandma!) and crafting together where you don't have to clean up the mess will make Mom happy too! This class will be for Moms and children ages 5-11 and you'll create these 3 projects together (sweets included!).  Cost: $10

Date: Wednesday, July 10
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Spanish Fork
RSVP by Tuesday, July 9th for directions

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Give "Fourth" a Little Sparkle

Looking for a quick Independence Day favor? Try this!

Stampin' Up!'s 1"x8" cello bags are perfect for a few sparklers and dress it up with a label and shimmery's festive and quick for your 4th of July celebration or a gift for a friend.

Project Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!) :

Stamps: Simply Stars, Label Love
Ink: Smoky Slate and Real Red ink pads
Paper: Midnight Muse & Whisper White card stock, Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Accessories: Artisan Label (130920), 7/8" Scallop Circle (129404) and small Star (retired) punches. 1"x8" Cello Bags (124134)

And for those of you with children, THIS is a genius sparkler safety tip: Use a large plastic cup as a Sparkler shield to keep little ones from getting burned!

Have a SAFE and happy 4th!

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Jumping into July

It's a HOT month and we have HOT products and specials for you!
Buy 3 Get 1 Free

In case you missed the other Photopolymer (clear) stamp sets

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