Masculine swaps

Hello Stampers!  At my team meeting last weekend, our swap theme was masculine cards.  I love doing this theme because it seems like I am always in need of masculine cards and I never seem to have enough!  Now I've got lots of ideas to make more!  Here they are:

IMG_8949-001 Sarah made this card.

IMG_8950-001 Karen made this card.

IMG_8951-001 Lynn made this card.

IMG_8953-001 Debbie N. made this card.

IMG_8954-001 Jackie made this card.

IMG_8955-001 Ann made this card.  

IMG_8956-001 This is what it looks like opened up.

IMG_8957-001 Jeri made this card.

IMG_8958-001 Lisa M. made this card.

IMG_8959-001 Linda made this card. 

IMG_8960-001 Pat V. made this card.

IMG_8961-001 Laura made this card.

IMG_8962-001 Sandy made this card.

IMG_8963-001 Pat B. made this.

IMG_8948-001 This is the card that I made!  It is hard to see in this picture, but inside the word Happy has been embossed with the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions embossing folder.  And did you notice that I also used the new Tranquil Tide for my card base!  It is a great color!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Nailed It and Avant Garden

Hello Stampers!  I have a great class coming up that I am so excited about!  It is my tool card class using the Nailed It stamp set!  I created these three cards using the catalog and Pinterest as my inspiration.  Here are the projects we will be making:

Tool Card class card 1, Inkin With Dink

Tool Card class card 2, Inkin With Dink

Tool card class card 3, Inkin With Dink

Class will be held on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church - Arnold.

There are two pricing options for this class:

1) $67 will get you the Nailed It stamp set, Build It framelits, Urban Underground embellishments, and 1/2 sheet Silver foil.

2) 42 will get you the Nailed It stamp set, Urban Underground embillishments, and 1/2 sheet Silver foil

You must RSVP and pay for this class by 3/20.

Can't make it to class but want to make these cards?  You can purchase a kit for the same price!  Cardstock will be measured and cut but items will not be stamped or die cut.  You will also receive a pdf containing step by step instructions for creating these three cards.

Now, are you ready to see a sample using the Avant Garden stamp set?

IMG_8458-001 This is one of the cards that was a make n' take at our February team meeting!  Remember that the Avant Garden stamp set can be yours for FREE if you place a $50 order with me before the end of this month!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Father's Day card

Hello Stampers!  I have to show you the Father's Day card that I made for my hubby!  It is so fun!

First let me start off by saying that the man has one hobby, and that is brewing his own beer!  He stinks up my house every couple of months as he cooks all of his stuff together, mixes it, and cools it.  Yuck!

So, this is the card that I made for him:


And here is a view from the side:


It is really pretty good size, about 5" tall and maybe 6" wide.  I even had to create a special envelope!

Here he is with the card on his knee so you can get a better idea of the size:


Now he doesn't usually say a whole lot about the cards I make.  He of course says they are nice, but that is about it.  When he opened this one he just went on and on about how neat it was!  I guess this one was a hit!  He even said he was going to keep it on his desk!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Masculine cards

Hello Stampers!  Yesterday was our June team meeting!  I just love these days because we have so much fun!  There were 17 of us yesterday enjoing a day of food, socializing, swapping, and crafting!

But as I was taking pictures of my swaps, I realized that I hadn't posted a picture of my swaps from last month!  So today you get to see the swaps from the May meeting.  Our theme for the month was masculine cards.

IMG_7301 This card was made by Sheila.

IMG_7302 This card was made by Julie.

IMG_7303 This card was made by Debbie.

IMG_7304 This card was made by Alice.

IMG_7305 This card was made by Pat B.

IMG_7306 This card made by Laura.

IMG_7307 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_7308 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_7309 This card was made by Debbie N.

IMG_7310 This card was made by Lisa.

IMG_7311 This is the card that I made.

I hope that you enjoyed these cards.  These are some very talented ladies!  Would you like to join us in our next swap?  You can join my team this month for only $99!  You will get to pick out $125 in the product of your choice!  Then, you then get to pick out an additional 2 stamp sets of your choice!  Any price!!!

Contact me today if you have questions or are interested!

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Favorite samples using Weekly Deals!

Hello Stampers!  I know it's not Tuesday, but today I wanted to talk about Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals!  Now every week Stampin' Up! will take some current products and put them on sale.  And if you are like me, you LOVE a sale!  

This week I was impressed with the items because they are some of my favorite products!  There are two in particular that I LOVE and decided to show you some samples using these products.  If you like this idea, let me know and I will do this on a regular basis!  

Here are this week's favorite items:

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

Mini treat

IMG_6214 Isn't this cute!  I love these little bags!  Perfect size to hold a couple pieces of candy! There is also a stamp set that coordinates with this thinlit called You've So Sweet in the annual catalog.  You save $10 if you purchase the treat bag framelit now, or 15% if you purchase the thinlit and stamp set bundle!


Crazy About You







These fun cards were all made using the Crazy For You stamp set and the coordinating Hello You Thinlits.  You save almost $10 if you purchase the stamp set now, or 15% if you purchase the stamp set with the thinlits in a bundle!

Let me know if you have any questions!  Remember that these weekly deals are only good through today.  Come back tomorrow and see this this weeks new Weekly Deals!

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More masculine swaps

Hello Stampers!  It's time for the rest of my masculine swap cards that I received from my last team meeting!

08-IMG_3999 This card was made by Sheila.

09-IMG_4000 I'm not sure who made this card!

10-IMG_4001 This card was made by Debbie N.

11-IMG_4002 This card was made by Marissa!

  12-IMG_4003 I think tis card was made by Julie.

13-IMG_4004 This card was made by Tracy.

14-IMG_4005 This is the card that I made.  I just had to use the Nuts about You hostess set before it is gone!

Thanks for stopping by again!  I'm gong to start showcasing some of the retiring stamp sets a couple of days per week.  Keep checking back so that you don't miss any!  All of the retiring stamp sets will be available until May 26th, and then just as supplies last until June 2.  

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Masculine team swaps

Hello Stampers!  At our April team meeting, we held our monthly swap.  Our theme was masculine cards with the thought of Father's Day or birthdays.  Here are some of the swaps that I received:

01-IMG_3992 This is a cute billfold that Debbie H. made.

02-IMG_3993 This is the inside of the billfold!

03-IMG_3994 This card was made by Karen.

04-IMG_3995 This card was made by Lynn.

05-IMG_3996 This card was made by Laura.

06-IMG_3997 This card was made by Pat B.

07-IMG_3998 This card was made by Pat V.

Thanks for stopping by to check out some of the swaps that I received!  If you would like to see some more masculine swaps, come back tomorrow!

I'm going to start showcasing some of the retiring products in the next few days so keep checking back for that too!



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June team meeting show n' tell

Hello Stampers!  As I was posting the pictures from my recent team meeting, I realized that I hadn't ever posted pictures from the June meeting!  So here are some samples of projects that my team has been working on from the June meeting:

IMG_0866 This is one of those fun cards where the middle circles are attached with either bakers twine or dental floss.  You spin the circle around several times before putting it in the envelope.  Then, when the recipient takes it out of the envelope and opens the card, it spins around!  Too fun!

IMG_0867 I love the gold sparkels on this card!

IMG_0869 A great Father's Day card.  Love punch art!

IMG_0870 More masculine punch art!

IMG_0871 Doesn't this card look refreshing!!!

IMG_0872 Beautiful piece of framed art!


IMG_0875 Love the polka dots using the Work of Art stamp set!

IMG_0876 Another Work of Art card!



Thanks for stopping by to look at all of the projects my very talented team has been working on!  Let me know if you have any questions about what it means to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  My team consists of everyone from hobbyists, who are their own best customer, to those trying to run a business and make an income!

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Happy Father's Day!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Father's Day to any fathers that I may have reading this!  Want to see the card that I made for my hubby for Father's Day?


I used Stampin' Up!'s the Perfect Blend stamp set (w-130745 c-131392) and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (w-130514 c-130517).  I thought this card turned out cute!  I give the recipe and step by step directions in my June newsletter.  What?  You don't subscribe?  Hop over to my left sidebar and sign up today so you don't miss another one!

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May My Paper Pumpkin kit

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you the cards that I made using the May My Paper Pumpkin kit.  This kit was fabulous! 








There is still time to get signed up for the June kit!  If you enroll by the 10th of the month, you will receive that month's kit!  All you need to do is hop over to the My Paper Pumpkin website and sign up today!  Click on join in the top right corner.  Be sure to choose me as your demonstrator.  They will need a credit card to be billed $19.95 each month, then your kit will be on it's way!  You won't want to miss another month!

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More Masculine & Father's Day swaps

Hello Stampers!  Here are the rest of the swaps from my team Masculine & Father's Day swap!

P1140002 Karen's card

P1140004 Sarah's card

P1140003 Lynn's card

P1140005 Terri's card

Thanks for coming to look at the masculine cards!  I find them harder to make, so it's always great to get ideas!

Come back tomorrow to see what else is new!

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May card class

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you the cards that we will be making in my card classes this month!


Such fun cards, and they all contain items that will be retiring at the end of this month! 

Here's when my classes are:

Tuesday, May 14th   10:00 a.m.   (my house)

Wednesday, May 15th   6:30 p.m.   (my house)

Friday, May 24th   6:30 p.m.   (FBCA)

Be sure you RSVP on which class you would like to attend so that I have enough supplies! 

Can't make it to a class?  I have kits available for the same price!

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Masculine cards

Hello Stampers!  Did you come back to see the rest of the masculine cards?  Then let's get to it!

P1110027This was Karen's swap

P1110028This is Carol's swap

P1110029This is Anne's swap.

Don't you wish you had these samples for yourself?  Join my Dink It up! group and you can get in our next swap with us!!!  Ask me how!

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Masculine cards

Hello Stampers!  My Dink It Up! group recently held a masculine swap.  It is amazing how almost everybody talked about how hard this was for them to do!

Here's what we came up with:

P1110024This is my swap.


P1110023This is Alice Marie's card

P1110025This is Sarah's card


P1110026This is Lynn's swap!

Come back tomorrow to see the rest of our swaps!

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