Valentine’s Day

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I {Heart} Hearts


Here is a great card my friend Deb Valder made using the I Heart Hearts set from the Occasions mini. This is a special set right now because for every set that is sold, Stampin Up is donating $2 towards the Haiti relief fund through the Red Cross. So, you can get a great set and help out the people of Haiti at the same time.

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I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended) 118571 $18.95
I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount 117010 $26.95


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Couple of Valentine Ideas….



This was a card I did at my recent downline meeting. It is super easy but shows many of our new products including the polka dot embossing folder, the heart embosslit, the new scallop edge punch, our new satin ribbon, and our new designer paper. You have to have our awesome Big Shot die cutting machine to make this card though. I don't know how I lived without mine.




This was a card one of my team members (Kim Leclear) made. I just thought this was so soft and pretty. It uses the new butterfly embosslit. If you have not gotten this yet, you need to run and order it right now. It is so cool. It punches and embosses the butterflies in one step.




This was a cute little note card that another team member (Sandy Alexander) made.  At my monthly downline meetings we do a shoebox swap and all the girls get to make these projects. We usually make about 7 projects each month and I get volunteers to bring them. THese are just a few of the ones we all made.

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Be my Valentine!


Here is a gorgeous card that one of my awesome downline (Sue Bjorgaard) made. I just love the soft colors and all the hearts. This would be a great card to give to that special person in your life. You need the petal card die and the Always stamp set. To order these items, please click here


Love you much….


I absolutely love this Love You Much set and matching Candy Lane paper. It was one of the best specials Stampin Up has ever offered. I hope they do more of these bundles again soon. This sample uses the new eyelet border punch. I also covered the birds in the patterned paper.


Check out this cute card made with punches!


I had a group of demos over the other day for a shoebox swap and this was one of our projects that we got to make. My friend and downline Sue Bjorgaard did this one for her project. I just thought it was so cute. It is pretty much made with all punches. The feet are the round tab punch, the bodies are the oval punches, the eye area is the heart punch, the hands are the small oval punch and you cut it in half lengthwise. The head is the 1 3/8 circle punch, and the beak is the small oval also. It is a little time consuming to put together but so adorable!


January stamp camp projects…..


Hey stampers,

I thought I would share my January stamp camp projects with you…..

I am doing a Love you Much bundle gift pack. It is a cute box with 4 adorable cards that go inside. My Sunday classes are full, but I still have a couple of spots left on Monday night at 7pm if you would like to come. Please email me before all of the spots are gone. You do not need to bring anything with you. All supplies, refreshments and door prizes are included.








Winner of the Blog Candy Recipe Book and another cute card.

 The winner of my blog candy recipe book is Patti Barish! Congrats Patti on winning! I can’t wait to try out your recipe. Thanks to everyone who played! I will have another blog candy contest posted tomorrow!

This adorable card was designed by one of my very talented downline, Sue Bjorgaard. She brought this to my downline meeting and we all got to make it for our shoebox swap. THe envelope was made using our Big Shot scalloped envelope die and the new Candy Lane paper. This is just way too stinkin’ cute!


This is what the little card inside the envelope looks like.


DCBD challenge #10


I am sorry for missing last week’s challenge. I totally forgot to do it before I left for  Leadership. I hope this one makes up for it. This week’s challenge is a color one. We had to use these colors to make our project……










and here is what I came up with.

This is a project I am doing in all of my club’s this month.


This is the front view














and this is the side view….. my awesome friend Kimberly Van Diepen created the original design and gave me one as a gift at Leadership. I just loved it, but I wanted to change it just a little bit. Hers was a flat card design and I wanted mine to be more like a heart box of candy that you might receive for Valentine’s so I could fit more in it (I filled it with ghirardelli chocolates). To make it more 3 dimensional, I folded the side pieces in half to score them and glued the front piece to the back piece so that the side flaps actually wrap around the back a little bit.  It has 4 "humps" but you fold in 2 of them to create the bottom part of your box.   THen I stuck the brads in with the ribbon to make a handle. I used all of the colors in thechallenge…the ribbon is the vanilla color.This is made from the Big Shot petal card die.Don’t forget to check out the rest of the diva designers listed under the coffee cups in my sidebar. THanks for looking and please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.


More Leadership pics and swaps….


I have so many pictures to share! I got a new camera for Christmas and I couldn’t wait to try it out….too bad it doesn’t have a button on there to make you look thinner!


 This is me and my friend and sideline Debbie Naylor. She also lives in VA but about 3 hours away. I wish she was closer so we could hang out more!







Here are Kimberly, Dena, me, and Max saying goodbye right as Leadership ended. It is always hard when Stampin Up events end because I love spending time with my friends from all of the country that I have met through Stampin Up. I love meeting new friends every time I go to one of these events and then you can’t wait to see them all again next time! At least the Stampin Up Hawaii trip is only 2 months away…..better start that diet today!




One last hug from Kimberly…..









Here are more swaps from Leadership!


This one was made by my new friend Maxine Conrad who is a SAM (service account manager) at Stampin Up. She is from England and kept us laughing the whole time. She is hysterical!










This one I got from Joann Wiemers. The lid of the cupcake opens up into the inside of the card.










I just LOVE this new rooster set. It is a hostess set so I am sure lots of people will be booking parties to get one of these! This one was made by Carolyn Shelby.  She did a great job!



More Leadership pics…..


I thought I would share a few more Leadership pics and some swaps that  I got.


This is Dawn Rapsas, me and Jackie Craig hanging out before classes started.










This is me and my wonderful downline Sue getting ready to eat lunch.









This is my awesome friend Kimberly Van Diepen. She keeps me laughing hysterically every time I am around her. I wish I had half of her energy.






This is me and Robin Merriman…. she is such a sweetheart!







This is me, Kimberly, Maxine (who is a SAM at Stampin UP – she hung out with us all night and had a blast!) and of course Shelli. After we got this picture, there was a long line of people waiting to get photos with Shelli so we lucked out catching her just in time.


 Leadership Swaps!!!


This one was made by my good friend Debbie Naylor…..I just love these colors together.












This one was made by Daryl Micciche. I am so sad this set is not in the catalog!!! What were they thinking? This is one of my favorite sets (and my customers love it too)……maybe it will make it to the next one.









This one was made by Mary Beth Ada…. I don’t know why it is a little blurry but I don’t have time to take the picture over. I am still trying to catch up on laundry between posts. My family didn’t happen to get anything done while I was gone……






  And last but certainly not least is my favorite swap made by my good friend Kimberly Van Diepen. This will be one of my stamp club projects this month. It is made with the Big SHot petal card die and is actually a little pouch to put some candy or a gift in.

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