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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.


Stampin’ Up recruiting special!! $75 to join!! Last chance!!!

I can’t  imagine anyone not wanting to take advantage of this deal….you get over $80 worth of product (you can change the ones listed to similar items of equal or lesser value) for $75 (free shipping too!) and then a 30% discount on your first order (from the new  catalog!!)

Stampin’ Up is offering a NEVER BEFORE SEEN DEAL!!! I have been a demonstrator for over 8 years and I have never seen a deal this good before! You can sign up to be a Stampin’ Up demonstrator for only $75 this month!! I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to do this right now. If you have been thinking about signing up, NOW IS THE TIME!!! If you just want the discount, if you need a little extra money, or if you would like to try out a new career, just click the Join My Team button at the top of my website and enter the password stampgirl.

Here are the details….

Scrapbooking Starter Kit Promotion

Dates: May 1-31, 2009

Promotion Details

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator for only $75 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

Item Code  Description  Retail Value 
  113510  Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set*   $42.95
 113059 Simply Scrappin’ Petal Party  $19.95 
 108697 Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12")  $11.95 
 105240 Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad  $7.50 

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $43.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items.  Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
  • Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • Occasions Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelope (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
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  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
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Parisian Breeze with pretties…


This is one of the cards I did in my stamp clubs this month. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Parisian Breeze designer paper and will be so sad to see it go next month. All of the papers in that pack look great and make it so easy to throw together a quick card. This one takes only a couple of minutes. I should have fixed that ribbon before I took the picture so you could see the words. It says "Just thinking of you on your birthday!" The flower and pearl are from the pretties kit and the satin ribbon is in the Occasions mini.

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My shoebox swap group celebrated another birthday…..


Hey everyone,

If you read my blog often, you have heard me talk about my group of friends that meets at my house every other Wednesday. It is all Stampin' Up demos in this area and we share ideas and we each bring projects to share ( that's called a shoebox swap). I started this group several years ago and it has saved me so much time because I get great ideas from these girls, plus the friendship and girl time is great also. We celebrated another birthday this week so I thought I would share some of the pics I took. It was Fairle's birthday and here are a couple of items she got.



This adorable gift was made by my good friend Colleen. She used our decor elements to decorate the jar and then filled it with candy and card stock shreds (in matching baja breeze) that were crimped first and then shredded . How cute is that? What a simple gift that can be reused too. That would be a great Teacher Appreciation gift! I am so going to copy that one!










These next 2 items were made by my good friend Lorrie. She always comes up with the cutest projects. She used the Heartfelt Thanks set and the Parisian Breeze dsp to make these cute notepads.


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DCBD challenge #123


Hey everyone,

It is time for this week’s Diva Coffee Break Design challenge…. this week’s challenge was to come up with a card using this design……











and here is what I came up with…..




I used the Crazy for Cupcakes set to create my card this week and  I cut out 3 extra cupcakes for the side buttons. I put glitter on each one but it is hard to see in the photo.  Make sure you check out the other diva designers here


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.


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.


Crazy for Cupcakes!


This is another card I did in all of my classes this past month. I love this set! I put dazzling diamonds all over the cupcakes but it didn’t show up very well in the photo. That really makes it pop!  I have the top paper on with dimensionals too so it looks like an awning. The original card was created by one of my downline (Sandy)  and I changed it just a tiny bit.

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