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Hawaii pics!

Hey everyone,
I just got back from my Stampin’ Up Hawaii trip and it was so fabulous! Here are just a few pics of where we stayed….


   This was the view from our balcony when we first arrived at the hotel….. can it get any better than this??











This was around the curve from our hotel






This was the lagoon where you could snorkel and swim.








These are the dolphin at the resort and






these are the dolphin Chris saw when he went fishing….look at that water…..








This is us with our friends Kimberly and Russ Van Diepen. I always love hanging out with my friends on these trips.


Who wouldn’t want this?


THis is a little project I whipped up in about 10 minutes. The bag topper is actually our top note die punched out and folded in half using the Parisian Breeze background paper.  THen I added some chocolates in the bag and some of the felt flowers on the top and there you go. The saying is from our sale-abration Yummy set that you can get for free for only a couple more days . Email me if you would like to place an order. I am coming home from Hawaii today! I can’t wait to tell you all about it!!


Another quick and easy card…


This is a 2 minute card. I ran  the fresh cut note through the Big Shot with the textured plate and then stuck a 4×4 piece of designer paper behind the front piece and popped on some ribbon, a circle punch and a brad and voila, card is done in no time. You could whip out 30 of these in an hour.


Le Jardin Botanique


This is a card one of my downline (Pam Browne) made for me. SHe used the Le Jardin Botanique set (which I love) to create this card. Very simple yet so elegant.


One more gift….


Here is one more of Melissa’s gifts.This one was made by my friend Colleen. It is basically a larger card and she put in a swirly frame….very pretty.  The set on here is one of my new favorites…Friends 24-7.


I am off to Hawaii! Here’s the special while I’m gone….


Hey everyone!

I am on the way to Hawaii now courtesy of Stampin’ Up! WOOHOOO!!  THis is my 6th FREE trip from Stampin’ Up!! I just wanted to say thanks to all of my customers and my downline for helping me earn the trip. I couldn’t have done it without you! I look forward to many more years stamping with you all. I have set up my blog to post while I am gone so you won’t miss me too much! LOL!

While I am gone, I am having a Customer appreciation Hawaiian special sale! Here are the details…. All orders placed from now through March 29th at 6pm (when I get home) will get FREE SHIPPING AND FREE TAX! I will pay that for you! Also, it is still Sale-abration so for every $50 you order, you will get a free sale-abration set! Plus, for every $50 you order, you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from ME!   YOU MUST EMAIL ME your orders though. My email is . I can’t give you the deal if you place it online since it will charge your credit card the full amount. I will place all of the orders when I get home. Also, don’t forget …if your order is over $150, you also get hostess benefits too!


Blog Candy winner!


The winner of this week’s blog candy is ….Kathy Turner!


One more framed art….


This is another one of Melissa’s birthday gifts…I know you all want to be in our group now, huh? THis one was made by my good friend and downline Sandy Alexander. I really wish my birthday was coming up soon so I could get a whole bunch of presents like these! LOL!  We are very fortunate to have such a great group of demos in this area. There are a ton of us ( I know of at least 10 within 3 miles of my house) , but many of us are good friends and share a lot of ideas. There are 6 of us from this area who all earned the Stampin’ Up Hawaii trip that I am leaving for TOMORROW!!!! I can’t wait!! I am setting up my blog to post a few times while I am gone but I will post pics from Hawaii when I return.


More framed art…


Every other week, I have a group of local demos over to my house to stamp and do a shoebox swap. We celebrate each other’s birthdays with handstamped gifts and lunch.  This month it was my friend Melissa’s birthday. Here is one of the many awesome birthday gifts she received ( I posted another one a couple of days ago). This one was made by another friend, Fairle Carroll. Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous? She used the butterfly die for the Big SHot and layered them to give it a 3D look. She also embossed the wings. It is hard to see in the picture but she did a fantastic job.


DCBD design challenge #119




Hey everyone! It is Wednesday so that means it is time for another Diva’s coffee break design challenge. This is our sketch this week and also we were supposed to use a Sale-abration set along with the design. Here is what I came up with….




I used the Botanical Blooms sale-abration set along with the Delicate dots paper. Both of these items are available for free with every $50 purchase. Just click on my shop now button to get yours before they are gone.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. And, don’t forget to check out the other divas at

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