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Stampin' Up! Fun- Color My World

Today I have a question for you, my paper crafting friends!

What's your favorite color combination?

Respond below in the comment section to be entered into a drawing to receive a Thank You card from me using the winning color combo!

Comments will be accepted through Monday evening, August 1st, 10 PM, Central Time!  Winner will be announced on Tuesday!

Let the comments begin! :)

Stampin' Up! Easy Project Idea- Petite Pennants Birthday and an Offer!

Love my new Petite Pennants Builder Punch from Stampin' Up! So amazing...lots of fun possibilities! 
Watch the video below for an easy project idea using the punch...perfect for a birthday celebration!  Enjoy!


Get your Stampin' Up! Petite Pennants Builder Punch HERE!
Order by July 31st and get the letters to spell HAPPY BIRTHDAY for your petite banner from me via U.S. Mail!

Offer valid for U.S. customers only per Stampin' Up! policy.

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Getting Framed :)

Discover how to use the new Designer Frames Textured Impressions Folders from Stampin' Up! I can see lots of possibilities with these babies and sure to be on the Most Wanted list this year! 

Get a closer look at the finished card HERE!

Stampin' Up! Masculine Cards- Designer Frames...sure to be on your wish list!

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Stampin' Up Business Opportunity $99 for Starter Kit ends this weekend.
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Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Ideas - Nature's Pace

Masculine-card-idea-Natures-Pace Have you ever created a masculine card using Stampin' Up! floral stamps and ribbon?  I loved making this one with with the beautiful new set in the Idea Book and Catalog, Nature's Pace (wood, clear)

Using the Well Worn Designer Series Paper (this is gorgeous paper, by the way!) to choose my card stock and ink colors, I used Stampin' Write Markers in Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, and Not Quite Navy to for the stamp.  I chose not to color the precious, tiny bee image in the center of the stamp and used a monogram "J" cut from the Naturally Serif Alphabet Sizzlit Strip and the Big Shot.  The "J" was sponged with Soft Suede ink as it was cut from Whisper White. ---Be sure to check out my video tip on using this alphabet Sizzlit Strip HERE!

The stamped image backing was created with new a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Designer Frames.  It's awesome and comes with a set of two frames!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for a Stampin' Up! video tutorial tip on how I used this oval frame for this card!

And, I'd love to share exclusive Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Ideas with you each month! Please visit...

Mainly Manly Cards

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  If someone would have told me 10 years ago that I would become involved in the direct sales industry selling top quality products for a much loved hobby of mine, I would have thought they were crazy! 

Believe me...if this has ever even crossed your mind, you need to give it a try.  You have nothing to lose!

I'd love to have you on my ink and inspirations team...go for it!

JOIN NOW until July 31st, 2011 for $99...start your own stamping and paper crafting business!

The Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Opportunity offers a wonderful,fun way to build your own business, with your own hours, with you as your own boss, AND be part of a great team!

To learn more about this opportunity, call or E-mail me!

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Stampin' Up! Summer Fun- Create As You Go!

Can't wait to get back into my craft room with some new Stampin' Up! goodies but since I'm on the road, I wanted to share another great memory page created with My Digital Studio. It is just awesome to be able to create a page from my laptop and have it completed in jiffy. 
My style is clean and simple and I love how easy it is to get these results with this software from Stampin' Up!  And, I can always go back and embellish later to kick it up a notch, but I love just getting the photos on a page and done while still fresh on my mind!

Take a look...

Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking- My Digital Studio Love that look of pride on my daughter's face as she shows off her catch of the day!

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio allows me to digi craft "on the run"!  Gotta love that!
Read all about it HERE!

Stampin' Up! Fun! - ink and inspirations news

Still enjoying my little getaway but I wanted to remind you about some fun stuff regarding Stampin' Up! and ink and inspirations!

  1. There is still time to sign up and get a FREE 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog from me as soon as these gems are available!  Go HERE to find out how to get yours!
  2. Now is a GREAT time to join my Stampin' Up! team of demonstrators! 
    WOW! $99 Starter Kit! You can't pass this up...offer good only 'til JULY 31st!
    CLICK HERE for more information or call me, 409-719-2853!
  3. Would you like fresh ideas for creating Stampin' Up! masculine cards
    Check this out for an online class and more each month---> Mainly Manly Cards!

And, be sure to check in tomorrow for another super simple and fun page created with My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! See you then!

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio - Super "Cool"

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio
Just a quick digital page today created with the fabulous My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!  This dynamic, easy-to-use program is great to have along on my laptop on some fun summer trips or any time of year!  This one took about 15 minutes and there's the memory recorded for all time!  Gotta love that!

My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! makes it easy to preserve your memories all year long!

Read all about it and get some fun scrapbooking tips HERE!


Stampin' Up! Fun: Cool News on a Hot Day!

2011-stampin-up- holiday mini- Anyone
How about something really cool?  The 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog is AMAZING!  I am over-the-moon excited and can't wait to share it with you!  You will want to get your hands on one of these 'babies' ASAP soooo...

If you'd like me to send you a mini catalog when available,
you need to do both of the following:

(1) E-mail me with your name, mailing address, and phone number,


(2) Be sure your are on the ink and inspirations mailing list! You can sign up for the list by following this link ---> Go there now!

PSSST! As a demonstrator, I am able to get an early peek at all the fun new stamps and products in ALL catalogs PLUS I will be able to pre-order some of the goodies on August 1st!  If you'd like these same perks, plus all of the other privileges of owning your a stamping business, now is a GREAT time to join...only $99!!! Take a LOOK!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial: Christmas in July!

Mini-gift-box-amazon-kindle Just wanted to share a Stampin' Up! project that I have for purchase in my Kindle Store on Amazon.  It's a cute little treat box that features the Bells and Boughs (wood, clear)stamp set that is in this year's Idea Book and Catalog! 

It's a step by step tutorial with photographs and details so that you can recreate one for yourself and the little box can be adapted for any time of year.  Included is a technique how-to...watercoloring with markers and a blender pen.

Stamped Holiday Treat Box Tutorial on Amazon...check it out HERE!