Kid and Baby cards

Hello Stampers!  I recently had a team meeting and our swap theme for the month was anything baby or kid related!  Here are the cards that I received:

IMG_9720-001 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_9719-001 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_9718-001 This card was made by Laura.

IMG_9717-001 This card was made by Ann.

IMG_9716-001 This card was made by Sheila.

IMG_9715-001 This card was made by Debbie G.

IMG_9714-001 This card was made by Joan.


IMG_9721-001 This is a bookmark that was made by Jeri.

Mickey Mouse sweater card, Inkin With Dink This is the card that I made.  For this card I used the 2 1/4" circle punch and the 1 3/8" circle punch for the Mickey Mouse head.  The white polka dots are from the 3/4" circle punch.  I adhered everything to the Real Red cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Cable Knit embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Incentive trip achievers part 2

Hello Stampers!  I showed you before some of the swaps that I received in an achievers swap that was held before the Thailand incentive trip.  Here are the swaps I received in another one of the groups:

IMG_9111-001 This card was made by Jenn Gulch

IMG_9112-001 This card was made by Amy Combs

IMG_9113-001 This card was made by Lynn Feldkamp

IMG_9114-001 This card was made by Sandy Carlson

IMG_9115-001 This card was made by Kim Vogel

IMG_9116-001 This card was made by Tamra Davis

IMG_9117-001 This card was made by Karen Titus

IMG_9118-001 This card was made by Dena Rekow

IMG_9120-001 This card was made by Barb Mullikin

IMG_9121-001 This card was made by Renee Kohnke

IMG_9122-001 This card was made by Hattie Walker

IMG_9123-001 This card was made by Jackie Ross

IMG_9124-001 This card was made by BJ Peters

IMG_9125-001 This card was made by Mary Anne Grimmer

IMG_9126-001 This card was made by Meg Loven

These were great don't you agree!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Trip achiever swaps

Hello Stampers!  Awhile before I went on the Thailand incentive trip, there was a swap among any achiever who wanted to participate.  I of course did because I LOVE to do swaps!  It is so awesome to get samples and ideas from people with different styles than my own!  I was in two different groups, so today I'm going to share one set of the cards!

IMG_9096-001 This card was made by Monika Davis

IMG_9097-001 This card was made by Tara Davis

IMG_9098-001 This card was made by Sandy Carlson

IMG_9099-001 This card was made by Amy Combs

IMG_9100-001 This card was made by Cynthia McQueen

IMG_9101-001 This card was made by Nancy Juliano

IMG_9102-001 This card was made by Mary Anne Grimmer

IMG_9103-001 This card was made by BJ Peters

IMG_9104-001 This card was made by Jackie Ross

IMG_9105-001 This card was made by Renee Kohnke

IMG_9106-001 This card was made by Barb Mullikin

IMG_9107-001 This card was made by Karen Titus

IMG_9108-001 This card was made by Kim Vogel

IMG_9109-001 This card was made by Lynn Feldkamp

IMG_9110-001 This card was made by Jenn Gulch

Thanks for stopping by and checking these out!  Come back tomorrow to see the other group!

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Christmas Stamp-a-stack

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you had a great weekend!  I had a great day on Saturday with some of my team members!  We hosted a Christmas Stamp-a-stack.  We each created some cards and invited all of our customers.  There were 26 people who signed up!  Too fun!  Here are the cards that we made:


I made these treat bags for everyone who signed up.


These are all of the door prizes that they could win!


We had yummy Christmas cookies and listened to Christmas music!


This was Colleen's first time stamping!  Great card!


This was Sherri's first time stamping too!


Sharon was our third newbie stamper who made some fantastic cards!


And here are some pictures of some of the other stampers having a great time!






We will be having another one of these Stamp-a-stacks during Sale-a-bration!  Be watching for the info as it gets closer!  You won't want to miss it!

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Meeting swaps

Hello Stampers!  Every month I hold a meeting with my Stampin' Up! team.  We hold a swap at our meeting every month too.  Our theme for this month was baby or young child card.  Would you like to see the cards that I received?  Here they are!

IMG_7714 This is Julie's card.

IMG_7715 This is Jackie's card.

IMG_7716 This is Lisa's card.

IMG_7717 This is Laura's card.

IMG_7718 This is Karen's card.

IMG_7719 This is Debbie N.'s card.

IMG_7720 This is Lynn's card.

IMG_7721 This is Pat B.'s card.

IMG_7722 This is Kathy's card.

IMG_7723 This is Tracy's card.

IMG_7724 This is Debbie H's card.

IMG_7725 This is Pat V's card.

IMG_7726 This is Alice's card.

IMG_7727 This is Jeri's card.

Are you wondering where my card is?  Well, since I had a death in my family, I had to leave town and didn't get my swaps done.  As soon as I get them done I will share one with you!

Wouldn't you love to join in on our next swap?  Contact me and I'll tell you how you can join in!  

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Team meeting swaps

Hello Stampers!  I held my team meeting a couple of weeks ago, and I haven't had a chance to share with you my swaps that I received!  So, today is the day!  Our theme for this month was "anything goes"!  So it was our choice what type of card we wanted to make!  

IMG_7041 Debbie N. made this card.

IMG_7040 Sheila made this card.

IMG_7039 Tracy made this card.

IMG_7038 Debbie H. made this card.

IMG_7037 Becky made this card.

IMG_7036 Lynn made this card.

IMG_7035 Julie made this card.

IMG_7034 Julie made this card also.

IMG_7033 Laura made this card.

IMG_7032 Karen made this card.

IMG_7031 Lisa made this card.

Isn't it great the variety that we received?  Love them!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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More Team Swaps

Hello Stampers! Today I wanted to show you some more swaps from one of our last team meeting!

2-IMG_4363 I think this one is from Kathy.

4-IMG_4365 I think this one is from Debbie N.

9-IMG_4370 This candy holder is from Pat B.

3-IMG_4364 This card is from Lisa.

1-IMG_4794This is the card that I made.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the rest of my swaps! 

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Embellished Events

Hello Stampers!  Today I thought we would take a look at some of the samples I have from the retiring stamp set, Embellished Events.  There are quite a few of them!  Here they are:







07-IMG_4211 Outside of card

08-IMG_4212 Inside of card



WOW!  You can really do a lot with this stamp set!  Tons of great images! 

Check out the rest of the retiring products:

Retiring products

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A Fitting Occasion

Hello Stampers!  WOW what a busy weekend I have had!  Friday evening and Saturday was my crop at First Baptist Church.  I am amazed at how much I can get accomplished when I craft away from home!  Do you agree?  Then you should come join us for our next crop!  We hold it once a month on a Friday and Saturday.  Friday is 6 - 11 and Saturday is 9 - 2.  The cost is $5 per day, plus a snack to share with the group.  Everyone gets their own table, and you can even leave your stuff out overnight if you want to.  We even have people who come for just one of the days if you can't do both!

Contact me if you are interested in joining us on June 12th and 13th!

Today I had my monthly team meeting and my daughter's Baccalaureate.  Now I'm tired!


Did you know that there are only 15 days left to order from the 2014 - 2015 annual catalog and the Occasions catalog?  Each day between now and then, I'm going to be featuring projects made with retiring items, starting today!  Are you ready?  Then here we go!

Today's stamp set is A Fitting Occasion.





Thanks for stopping by and checking things out!  Come back tomorrow to see the next retiring products!  Here is the full list of retiring products:

Retiring Products

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Team meeting show n' tell

Hello Stampers!  I'm so glad that you came back to see some more of the show n' tell items from my team meeting. 


IMG_2061 This is the card on the left in the picture above, opened up!


IMG_2063 This one isn't Stampin' Up! related, but so glad that Debbie brought it in to share!  She made this out of mason jar lids!

IMG_2065 Here is my team!  We have a great time together!  Would you like to join us for a meeting some time to see what fun it is?  Just let me know!  We'd love to have you as our guest!

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Team meeting show n' tell

Hello Stampers!  Today was my team meeting so I thought I would show you some of the show n' tells that the gals brought to share!

IMG_2052 beautiful card!

IMG_2053 Post-it note holder



IMG_2057 hand sanitizer


Aren't they a talented bunch of gals?  I love all of the inspiration and ideas that we all share at our meetings!

Come back tomorrow and I'll show you some more from these talented ladies!

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Stampin' Up! Unite & Excite

Hello Stampers!  Over the weekend I was lucky enough to get to attend a Stampin' Up! event!  They hosted several of these events all over the US that they called Unite & Excite.  A demonstrator was picked in several different areas and was in charge of the event.

It was a fun afternoon filled with stamping, swapping, socializing, and eating! 

Want to see some pictures?  Here is the make n' take that we did that day:

IMG_1881 We used the great Seasonally Scattered stamp set.

Here is the swap that I made and brought:

IMG_1882 I used the Festival of Trees stamp set with the coordinating Tree Punch.  The best thing is you can get these two products as a bundle and save 15%!  I used the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder for the stars on the background.

Here are a few more swaps that I received:

IMG_1883 Made by Denise Wisdom.

IMG_1884 Made by Joan Eckert


IMG_1886 Made by Pat Baum (love the little kleenex box!)

IMG_1887 Made by Rebecca Schuder

That's it for today!  Wouldn't you love to attend the next Stampin' Up! event with me?  We have such a good time just getting together to stamp and socialize!  Contact me and I can give you some information on how to join my team!

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Monthly Card Class

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited for my card classes this month!  Why you ask?  Because we are going to get to play with Stampin' Up!'s new Blendabilities!!!  Those are our new alcohol ink markers that are specifically made for blending and shading!  I love them!

Here is a video that Stampin' Up! made to help introduce you to these wonder markers!


Now, are you ready to play with these markers for yourself?  Then come to one of my card classes this month!  Here are the cards that we will be making this month:


Here are the dates, times, and locations of this month's card classes:

Monday, August 11th  10:00 a.m.  (my house)

Friday, August 15th  6:00 p.m.  (Hobby Lobby - Arnold)

Friday, August 22nd  6:30 p.m.  (FBCA)

Please RSVP for which class you would like to attend!  And please let me know if you have any questions!  Hope to see you at class this month!

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July team meeting show n' tells

Hello Stampers!  Sunday was our July team meeting.  At every meeting, everyone is encouraged to bring with them some projects that they have been working on.  Everyone loves to see what everybody else is up to, and it gives us some great ideas!  Here are some of this month's projects:

  IMG_1510 This is a super cute little washcloth cupcake that Laura made as a wedding shower gift!  Super cute!




IMG_1512 This is a fun card that Lisa made.  She used the Work of Art stamp set.  Have I mentioned before how much I love this stamp set???  I think I'm going to have to CASE this card!

IMG_1516 This is a fun card that Karen made using the Word Bubble Framelits.  I think I'm going to have to CASE this card too! 

Laura brought a scrapbook album that she has been working on using some of the Project Life products!  I thought I had taken a photo of it, but I guess I didn't.  I'm definitely going to have to give this a try!

Everyone who attended Convention brought their swap cards!  We had hundreds of cards there for everybody to look at, take pictures of, and get inspired by!  We hold these meetings in a local restaurant, and some of the employees were coming back to look at some of our samples!  What better way to get the word out about what we do and love!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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