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Club4I meet with one of my stamp clubs this evening.  This is a great group of ladies who enjoy getting together to create, chat, and have a good time.  Friendships have formed and strengthened. We have been through joyful times and times of sorrow...weddings, births, and losses.  Through it all, we support one another and share a common bond...our love of rubber stamping and paper crafting.

This is my favorite part of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I have met many wonderful people by teaching others about such a giving craft. I know I probably overuse this word but it really is awesome and I am blessed because of it. 

I know there are some of you out there who would love to have a such an experience. I would love to share this with you.  E-mail me and let's talk. It's a wonderful opportunity!

And, to keep up with the latest and greatest...

My February Newsletter exclusively for my subscribers with great project ideas and tips will be coming out tomorrow, on Tuesday, February 1st.

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Do It Now

I expect to pass through life but once.
If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,
or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,
let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it,
as I shall not pass this way again.
  ~William Penn

Ease of Use and Superior Quality

My Digital Studio

Ease of use and superior quality. These are words I use to describe My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!  If you haven't tapped into the world of digital crafting; I urge you to take a look.  You can enjoy Stampin' Up!'s exclusive and beautiful images and elements to create gifts, memory albums, calendars, digital albums, cards, scrapbook layouts...many wonderful options.

Click HERE to read more about it.

Sign up for my FREE Digital Crafting Mailing List and receive a scrapbooking tip each week and a receive a FREE Gift ...a video tutorial using My Digital Studio!

Chalk It Up! with Stampin' Up!


My new button storage jar has a fancy Stampin' Up! Decor Elements label!  These Oval Labels come in a set of 3 and are a Chalkboard Vinyl...write on your labels with chalk; need to change the contents-no problem!  Just erase and start over!
These labels are easy to apply and fun to use.  Check out all of the great Chalkboard and other Decor Elements in the Definitely Decorative Catalog that you can find HERE!


Oval Labels
Sweet Stitches Big Designer Buttons
Melon Mambo Pom Pom Trim

Manly, Yes, But I Like It, Too!

I {Heart} Hearts

Does anyone else remember that girl in the Irish Spring Soap commercial that purred the line in my title?  I thought that was so silly but it's exactly what came to mind when I completed this card using I {Heart} Hearts and the Springtime Vintage Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!
A few stamped, punched, and cut-out hearts along with Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz Ink make this a pefect masculine Valentine...but, I like it, too.

Try creating a Valentine in non-traditional's a fun diversion!
I {Heart} Hearts (wood, clear)
Filled with Love (no longer available but any love sentiment will do!)
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
Crumb Cake
Pear Pizazz
Soft Suede
Heart to Heart Punch

1 3/8 x 5/8"Oval Punch
Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons
Linen Thread
Stampin' Sponge

Banner Suite

How Suite It Is!

February 2011
Banner Suite

Banner Suite Project 1

Banner Suite Project 2

In this class, you will learn to create a beautiful banner for you to keep or to give as a special gift!  Also included this month, is a lovely charm to use as a magnet or an embellishment on another project.  Two delightful projects for you to share or keep!

Online video class features two projects with full-length, step by step video demonstrations plus crafting tips!  (Supplies are not included.)

  1. Enjoy a crafting class in the privacy of your home.

  2. 24/7 availability!  Watch as many times as you wish!

  3. Have access to a How Suite It Is! password protected blog with the full length demonstrational videos and great tips!

  4. Enjoy project tutorials that were designed exclusively for the How Suite It Is! Online Video Class Series.

Cost for this special class is only $9.95.

Purchase by January 31, 2011 and receive the Early Bird Price of $7.95!

Order securely through the link below.
You will receive your login information to a password protected blog within 48 hours.



Time for Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration, FREE product with qualifying purchase! That's right!  It's time to celebrate with Sale-A-Bration,
Stampin' Up!
's biggest sales event of the year!

With each $50 purchase, earn your choice from many FREE products available during this special promotion including designer paper, buttons, ribbon, digital content, and STAMPS!

Now is the time to stock up on those basic supplies that you need on hand for your paper crafting and scrapbooking!

SNAIL Adhesive Refills
Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals
Sticky Strip

Don't like to run out of these...
Earn your FREE Sale-A-Bration products while shopping online or call me to place your order!

Stay tuned for a card making video later today!

Last Chance!


 Filled With Love Bundle
and FREE Bitty Buttons offer ends today.

This bundle contains some great products for your Valentine projects and for any of your loving projects throughout the year! ...think anniversary, wedding, bridal shower, just to say "i love you"...!

This card features a print from designer paper in the bundle paired with a little heart from the I {Heart} Hearts set.

Don't miss out!  Order yours HERE today!

Let Your Light Shine

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

                                       Marianne Williamson

One-of-a-Kind for YOUR One-of-a-Kind!

It's that time of year!
Retail stores have hearts and flowers adorning the aisles.

Feminine-One of a Kind, Hand-Made Valentine for Her

You really don't want to wait until the last minute
to find the perfect Valentine for your sweetheart,
do you?

I have a special, limited offer for you.

For a limited time, I am providing this service
to create one-of-a-kind Valentine cards
for you to give to your sweetheart and loved ones.

With your order you will receive a beautiful hand-made Valentine
with your choice of four sentiments for the card front.
The inside of the card will ONLY contain
a decorative hand-stamped image with ample space
for you to write your personalized message.

The cards measure 5" x 5" and as a BONUS:

  • You will receive a hand-stamped, decorative envelope that will complement the card. 

  • Your card(s) will be mailed to you in a protective mailer.

  • You will receive your card(s) in plenty of time for you write your personalized message and to deliver your card to the recipient.

Here is a sample of one of my masculine themed Valentines!

Masculine-On of a kind Valentine for Him

Cost for these one-of-a-kind, hand-made Valentines
with delivery to you is only $10.00 per card.

Please select your choice of sentiment for the card front and your choice of masculine, feminine, or card for a child. 

PLEASE include your mailing address in the notes to seller!  I will confirm receipt of your order and your specifications.

Orders will only be taken through January 30th. Due to the time it takes to create each card, I am limited to 30 orders! Order your card(s) today!

(U.S. orders only.) 
Local customers: You may contact me regarding payment delivery options.

Sentiment for front of card

Filled with Love Countdown

Filled with Love
How about a clean and simple Valentine?  Here's the how-to:

  1. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock in half on the short side so that it measures 4 1/4" by 11".  Fold in half.
  2. On a scrap piece of Whisper White, stamp the heart from the Filled with Love set in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and punch with the Full Heart Punch.
  3. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White in Basic Black Classic. I used the "you" definition from Define Your Life. Punch with the largest Oval Punch.
  4. Adhere both stamped images to the card front, side by side, about midway between top and bottom of card.
  5. Using your paper piercing grid from the Mat Pack, use a pencil to mark 5 spots beneath the oval, spacing evenly.
  6. Using a strip from Basic Jewels Rhinestones, cut apart with your Paper Snips one at a time and adhere to card front.
  7. Tie a piece of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon around the top fold.  I cut my ribbon to about 17" and trimmed after tying a bow.

The Filled with Love Bundle is only available for a few more days! Promotion expires January 24, 2011. 
If you need any supplies or would like to look at the Filled with Love Bundle, you can visit the Online Store.


All Work, No Play?

all work, no play
All work and no play = no fun, right?
Well, I am here to tell you that it is time to celebrate with Sale-A-Bration!

Beginning January 25th, the much-anticipated yearly event from Stampin' Up! gets underway and you can earn fabulous product for FREE with your qualifying purchases of $50 or more!
I LOVE this! There great benefits for Stampin Up! party hostesses, too! With a workshop total of at least $300 or more, you can earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration product in ADDITION to your HOSTESS benefits. How's that for fun?

And, that work vs. play thing...

How about having your own business that is fun and rewarding? 
Earn income while doing what you love!

 Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration
and get 15% off your Starter Kit
containing everything you will need
to start your own stamping business!

PLUS...get a BONUS bundle filled with $50 in FREE products!

You say this is the opportunity you have been waiting for?  Want to learn more?

E-mail me!
I'd love to share this opportunity with you!

Already a stamping business owner?
Are you looking to grow a profitable business?

Click HERE to find out about a group of like-minded individuals who are also serious about growing their business!

My Friend, Flip

Flip Digital Recorder Just wanted to share one of my trusty pals with my friend, Flip! :)
Flip is a sleek and easy-to-use camcorder that I use to record all of my videos. Flip accompanies me on my travels and family gatherings, and is very at-home in my stamp room.  Flip has a flip-out USB arm thats easily connects right to your Mac or PC.
If you're looking for an easy, no fuss recorder; check out this little guy on