Friday, July 27, 2007

I did it!!

Today I walked on stage, so VERY VERY exciting, no, I didn't cry, it went to quick lol. I started to choke up and then was rushed up into place. Hopefully there should be a nice picture to post later. I am having a great time, not much sleep but well worth the fun!

Monday, July 23, 2007


Tomorrow, I'm leaving tomorrow!!

Well the suitcase is packed, the swaps are made, I'm about ready to leave!

It will be an early day, leaving here at 5:00 for the airport.

I'm very excited and a little nervous, never been away by just myself before. Can't count last year, I was only in Salt Lake lol. I will be back Sunday morning. Will be thinking of you!


While I'm away!!

I thought it would be fun to play a game. So any club member who would like to win a prize may play. Make sure you post your name in the comments and then send me an email with the answers. You must email me by Saturday Evening. If there are multiply winners I will draw for the prize.

Max's Scavenger Hunt

1. Which stamp set will I find a stamp that says "Sweet Pea"?

2. Name 2 new Christmas sets.

3. Which stamp set will I find a stamp that says, "I'm pulling for you"?

4. What are the names of the New IN COLORS?

5. Name 3 new Jumbo Wheels.

6. 'Combine your hearts as one’...Which stamp set?

7. Who is going for a ride on the "Wanted" scrapbook page?

8. Name 2 "BIG" stamp sets.

9. What stamp set will I find a stamp that says, "the time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here"?

10. Name 3 stamps sets where you will find a 'fish' stamp.

11. How many flowers can you find in the 'Doodle This' stamp set?

12. What is the 'central' part of the project on the card on page 132?

13. Name 3 new background stamps.

14. What stamp set has a ‘violin’?

15. What is 'Wintergreen'?

16. Where will I find a 'Secret Garden'?

17. Name 3 new punches.

18. Which Ribbon would you see Snow White?

19. What is 'Creepy Crawly'?

20. Where will you find 'Colton, Amy and Braxton'?

Bonus Question: How well do you know me? Which is my favorite set in the catalog?

Have fun..

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Holiday Mini Catalog

One of the perks of being a SU Demo is that you get to see the mini catalogs before they are released. Let me just tell you will LOVE the Holiday Mini Catalog. They will begin mailing to my club members mid August!

Besides the wonderful new stamps and accessories - the stamps in the Holiday Mini are all DIE CUT - to save you time during the busy holiday card making season!

Here's some highlights!!

· Lots of great new Christmas sets - including some new holiday sentiments (ever need a stamp that said "naughty or nice" well, now you can get one!)
· New Religious sets and lovely sentiments.
· Cute Fall sets - Autumn Apparitions (pumpkins and Halloween images), Autumn Harvest (pumpkins)
· A Large Double Sided Snowflake Image
· Elastic Cording in Silver and Gold
· Designer Gift Cards - wait until you see these oh so pretty
· Holiday Tag Set
· On Board Trimmings Chipboard - great for adding to cards or making ornaments
· New Designer Series Paper - Holiday Harmony and Apple Cider

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sell-a-bration dates announced!!!

Because we now have 2 catalogs per year, Sell-a-bration, normally held during January and February will be held in February and March this year!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Our New Designer Papers

We have some great new papers in this catalog unfortunately it can sometime be difficult to figure out the exact colors used due to printing or just trying to figure out the different hues of all the colors we have. Here is a list of the new papers and the colors used to create them.

Brocade Backgrounds: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock
Cerise: Real Red, Very Vanilla
Charbon: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Creepy Crawly: Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron
Darling Doodles: Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Dashing: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise
LeJardin: River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Linen Prints: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion
Notations No.2: More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Outlaw: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Petals & Paisleys: Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean, Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Taken with Teal
Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
Uptown: Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Wintergreen: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Soft Sky

Color Combinations

Having trouble figuring out what goes with what? Wondering if you can put this color with that color? If you don’t have a SU color wheel, which doesn’t have our yummy new In-colors anyway, have I got a great place for you to visit! Check out the link below for a quick and easy solution to SU color combinations! All the work is done for you, no worries if the colors will go together. Simply choose a color and this amazing little program will show you SEVERAL different combinations. Don’t have a color in mind, it will pick random combinations for you!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Sharing Recipes!

For “Stampin’ Diva’s” club night Sally served these yummy little delights, great on a summer’s evening. Here’s her recipe!

Sally’s Chicken Roll ups

2 packages (8 oz size) cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken breasts
1 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 jar (4 oz size) stuffed green olives, drained and diced
1 can (4.5 oz size) chopped black olives
1 can (4.5 oz size) chopped green chilies
10 flour tortillas (10 inch)

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in chicken, cheese, onions, olives, and chilies.
Spread onto flour tortillas and roll up. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill
for 2 hours (minimum).

Cut into 3/4 inch slices (discarding ends) serve with guacamole, sour cream.

Monday, July 9, 2007

When club members join me this week.....

We will be making this "Sweet Hello" card, and it's more than just a sweet looking card because if you"scratch and sniff" the flower it actually smells sweet! You will learn the secret to add aroma to your cards!

By Popular Demand!

I had this card out on show last month and many of you thought it would be a great card to make and so we will be making this one this also.

More from the Pick a Petal Swap

Brenda's Card

Sue's Card

Thursday, July 5, 2007

I was recently in a swap

We were to use the set "Pick a Petal" which has various petals and outlines for petals. I loved the swaps I received, it's amazing to see what people come up with. I have a few more to add but am awaiting permission.

Jess' Card

Terry's card.

Amy's card.

My card.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Sketch Challenge

Each month, I attend a meeting at Kelli Wilson’s home, she is my second upline and manager. Kelli has given us a sketch challenge each month, we make a card using the sketch and then vote on each other’s cards to choose a winner. We also use the sketch to make cards for the swap. This was the sketch for this month.

I hope to post the other’s swap as soon as I have permission.

My card.

This is my card for the sketch challenge.
Stamp sets: In The Spotlight, See You Around (wheel).
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron.
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Whisper White.
Hanging flowers are from our new punch set, Three For You.

Thank You!!!

Last year at Convention, my first, I watched a fellow Demonstrator Kathy Hudson walk on stage for an award. Kathy had reached the sales of $20,000. When I congratulated Kathy later she said she had been nervous to have to walk up there alone. I told her that next year I would walk with her. I set my goal then and I am very pleased and excited to tell you all that I, with the help of all of you have reached that goal. I will walk on that stage this July, in Denver Colorado. I couldn’t have done this with out the sales and support from all of my dear club members and 2 special demonstrators, thank you all so very much. My whole family is ecstatic that I have reached this goal, especially my husband whom is my greatest supporter. I would like to thank you Wesley, Brittany and Alissa, for all the help and support you give me each and every day, especially during club week when you all pitch in to make it a success! If you are still reading, I’m sure you think my speech is to receive and Academy Award, to me it is. I set a goal and attained it, that is success in my book, no matter how big or small.

Thank you card.

I made a card like this for two very special people, both fellow demonstrators and dear friends. Amy Jolley, whom is a fellow UDI member and Kelli Wilson, my second upline. I would like to thank both these women publicly for their kindness and generosity! They both gave me sales, to help boost my total for my goal!
Thank you both from the bottom of my heart!
I used 2 of the great new colors for this year, Groovy Guava and Blue Bayou. Also a new stamp set, Level 3 Hostess set, All About Occasions Bundle.