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Quick and Easy Birthday Card!

Hey everyone,

Today I have a quick post to show you one of my favorite super easy birthday cards. You can whip up a stack of these in no time, which is always great if you are like me and never have enough hours in the day to get everything done. I like to have birthday cards on hand so that when one comes up, they are already made, and all I have to do is write a quick note and stick it in an envelope.

For this card, I used the Timeless Textures stamp set and dapper denim, emerald envy and crumb cake ink pads. I also used the dapper denim and emerald envy card stock, and the main images are stamped on very vanilla. You can easily switch up the colors though to whatever you have on hand. I am sure anyone you give this to will love it and think you spent way more time making it than you actually did.

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If your order is over $50, you will get a free sale-abration item and a pack of hand stamped cards from me!

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Birthday Bright Project Kit with Shaker Cards!

Hey Everyone!

Stampin Up has outdone themselves again with the adorable Birthday Bright Project Kit! You can find this kit on pg 13 in the Stampin Up Occasions mini catalog for only $28. It also includes a beautiful box to put the finished cards in or to keep your stamping supplies in. It coordinates with the Birthday bright stamp set on the same page.

You’ll also want to get these additional products:

* Birthday Bright Stamp Set
* Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
* Emerald Envy, So Saffron, and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pads
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Fast Fuse Adhesive
* Fine-Tip Glue Pen 

If you have ever wondered how to make a shaker card, this kit has 4 of them and they are so quick and easy to make and so cool too! So get your friends together for a kit making party! Or grab the kids on a rainy day to keep them entertained for hours!

Here are all of the supplies you get in the kit…..

Kit includes
* 12 card bases
* 12 white envelopes
* 12 gift tags
* White cardstock elements, solid and die cut
* Silver foil and silver glimmer paper die-cut elements
* Cotton paper fringe
* Solid Whisper White Baker’s Twine
* Enamel shapes
* 4 black mini bows
* 4 black mini clothespins
* Acetate sheets
* Confetti
* 4 Watermelon Wonder honeycomb circles
* Envelope address stencil
* Dimensional foam strips
* Cute 9″ x 9″ x 3-1/2″ (22.9 x 22.9 x 8.9 cm) storage box

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Watermelon Wonder, So Saffron


Watch this great how to video from Stampin Up as Brandi and her daughter Lily Jane show you step by step how to make all of the cards included in the kit.


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Look What I Got in the Mail!!

I am so excited! I got the cutest birthday card in the mail today from Shannon West at Stampin Up! What a great start to my birthday week! Hope you all have a great day! 




Winner of my Card Challenge!

Hey everyone,

I did a card challenge with my customers this month. The challenge was to create 2 of the same card and send one to a friend and one to me. From the cards I received, I picked this gorgeous one that was made by my friend Debbie Carter. She wins a $25 gift certificate from me!! Congratulations Debbie!

I love this card. It uses one of my favorite stamp sets, Butterfly Basics and the Butterfly thinlit die. Beautiiful!! The colors are pear pizzazz, wisteria wonder and eggplant. 



Another Gorgeous French Foliage Card

This gorgeous French Foliage card was actually a birthday card I received last month from my good friend Terri Mongeon. I loved it so much I decided to use it as one of my stamp club cards this month (thanks Terri!). This is definitely one of my favorite stamp sets.  I sure hope it makes it into the big catalog in July. I am so bummed I can't demo with it after next month.  The colors used are espresso, cherry cobbler, and old olive. The back cherry cobbler piece is embossed with the square lattice die. This striped ribbon is so gorgeous. It just makes the cards look so elegant.


Sneak Peek from Founder’s Circle….



The whole week of Founder's Circle was a 50's theme and our awesome Stampin Up staff was so cute. The whole gathering place where we hung out was designed like a soda shop. These are just a few of the girls who took care of us and pampered us all week. We all loved them so much. I wanted to bring them home with me! What a shock it was to come home and not have someone fix all of my meals and clean my room every day and give me presents all day long…..I didn't want it to end.


For the first time ever, Stampin Up put us in teams of 8 so you could get to know some of the new people that you might not have met otherwise. I had an awesome team and you can see our fabulous cheer if you scroll down a couple of days. We were called the DSP's (for designer series paper). THe glasses were part of that 50's theme too. Our placemats were old album covers.


This is my friend Christie…..she participated in a quilt square swap with a few other girls and they were so awesome! I wish I was better at sewing so I could have gotten in on it. These are all made with our Stampin UP  Big Shot dies.





Every night of Founder's Circle, Stampin Up gets the hotel staff to leave us pillow gifts so when you go back to your room after dinner each night, you get a nice surprise. This was the first night's gift…….THey were all packaged in cute containers.




Here is what it looked like inside…..I can't show you what is in the box because it is stuff from the new Occasions mini which doesn't come out til January but I can give you some hints……




Do you see anything new here???? Like a new cupcake set and matching punch???? How cool is that? You will flip when you see the punch. It is similar to the owl punch with all the matching pieces. It is going to be a MUST HAVE ITEM!!!!




Here is another cute sample with the same set and punch……LOVE IT!!!!

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Love these ribbon roses!


My friend Deb Valder showed me how to make these cool ribbon roses so I had to do a card with my customers this month and show them how to do it too! If you are a demonstrator, the directions are in the November Stampin Success magazine. I had a bunch of the Bride designer paper (retiring) left so I decided to use that for the background. I brayered over it with bashful blue ink and then made the ribbon rose to put in the center of the pretties kit flower (also retiring). It was a pretty easy card but looks like it was a lot of work.

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Colorful Cupcakes!


This is one more swap card from my downline meeting. This one was made by Sandy Alexander. She was my featured demo of the month in March. She used the Cupcake wheel in all different colors for the background. Very cute card!


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Presents from a friend….

Last week was my friend Michelle's birthday so I took her to lunch and gave her one of the rag quilt purses I made with a couple goodies inside and she handed me a bag full of stamped goodies too! It felt like it was my birthday. Here are just a couple of the things she gave me. The first one is a tissue holder that is so adorable!





Here is the side view so you can see how it is wrapped about the travel size pack of tissues. She used the Wellness Wishes set on pg 60.



Here is another item she gave me. It is big card (like a whole sheet folded in half). You can use it for a card or a bag topper. It fits perfectly over the kraft bags you get with the white handles. You just cut a big slit in the top to go over the handles. For this card, Michelle used the new bird punch and the Big shot scallop square die. I am so lucky to have such sweet friends!


Gorgeous framed art


We had another birthday celebration at my house the other day….it was Sandy’s and Colleen’s birthdays this month so we had a double birthday bash. This framed art was Sandy’s gift to Colleen. It is just stunning.  I wish I could find some frames like this to copy the idea. Sandy used 2 of my favorite sets to create it too….Fifth Avenue Floral and Great Friend. I just love it . They both got some fabulous gifts so I will be sharing more pics in the next week.

PS….my surgery went very well and I am doing great. Thanks for all of the emails and prayers that many of you sent my way.

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