…On Your Special Day


Today’s card is special for two reasons.  Reason one, it’s a Pals Paper Arts team member design by Mary Fish to represent our new make-over.  Reason two, it was especially made for my friend Bryan, whom I’ve known for over 15 years.  He was my BFF before he married my other BFF, which resulted in two BFF’s for the price of one…LOL.  Bryan is that kind of guy that has turns dark skies blue again and sees the positive in everything and everyone.  The world is his oyster.


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This morning my son asked, “Mom, so this quarter Stampin’ Up! gives free product?”  I then explained that customers receive free product for every $50 they spend on an order and this is what he did!  He levitated from the excitement…LOL!  If you missed my excitement photo, you can see it here.


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It’s not my birthday, but I made a wish… well actually, I made a bunch of wishes and hope at least one comes true because they were all for YOU! =)

I WISH, you take advantage of Sale-A-Bration… the deals are just too good to pass up.

I WISH, you ask for a FREE catalog… if you don’t have a demonstrator, no worries click HERE and I will send one today!

I WISH, you stamp because it relaxes you and brings you joy, not because you think you “have” to.

I WISH, you buy only what you need, not what you “think” you need.  Order products as a projects.  For example, you want to work on your Valentine goodies, buy the Valentine Specials (they’re on steal, hmmm, I mean sale).

Not sure what I mean by projec?… click HERE to see examples.  If you buy without planning, you’ll end up with things you’ll never use and that is not a good financial decision.  Don’t waste your hard earned money!

My last WISH for you is that you are BLESSED with health, love, and happiness.

And don’t forget to take a look at the FREE products Stampin’ Up! will GIVE you, yes GIVE you… with every $50 order (before tax & shipping) during Sale-A-Bration.

Spring Catalog Flower Trim

When I first saw the cute flower trip I had absolutely no idea how I was going to use it on a card. But when putting this card together I wanted to use the doily, yet keep it clean and simple. You think I met the objective?

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This doily can be used whole or can be cut in any way you want to reshape it to your desire.  The sentiment is from the Sweet Essentials stamp set.

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Stampin’ Up in the Air with FMS #22

[pinit]As I head out the door to what I hope to be my last temporary duty assignment overseas (not Hawaii this time), I needed a card idea that was “out of my comfort zone”…so I chose colors I seldom use.  I put this birthday card together for the {Freshly Made} Sketches #22.  I enjoy using every bit of paper from my inventory, but I often find myself neglecting some of the prints I don’t know how to use.  I pulled out a print that I had not used before and whala.  Continue reading below to find out about how to get free stamp sets from me through my Mata-bout Paper Rewards.

MATA-BOUT TIP: Pearls don’t always have to be white or vanilla color… it’s easy to change the colors with the use of a colored sharpie. I wanted the pearl color to stand out in the center of the flowers. Rhinestones can also be colored in to add a little bit of bright bling to any project.  All supplies needed to duplicate any of my cards are available through my on-line store and you can browse through it 24 hours 7 days a week!

SALE-A-BRATION! Time is flying by, so get your wish list together and place your order before March 31st. You will earn FREE product with every $50 you order. Click on FREE logo to learn more.  Items from the clearance rack also count…it can’t get any better than that!

EARN FREE STAMPS:  When you order from me, you will automatically be enrolled in my Mata-about Paper Rewards.  Receive a Butterfly Reward Punch for every $25 spent in product through my on-line store or via email. Order more than $150 and in addition to a Butterfly Reward Punch, you will also receive Hostess Rewards!  More bang for your buck!

handcrafted card supply list
Stamp Set: Up in the Air Hostess (Clear 122477)
Paper: Well Worn (122359); Not Quite Navy (101722); So Saffron (105118); River Rock (108640)
Ink: Not Quite Navy (102977)
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Stampin’ Scrub (102642); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Punch: Word Windows (119857); Modern Label (119849)
Bling: Rhinestones (119246); Pearls (104430)

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Christmas is filled with bold beautiful colors like Santa suit red, or traffic light green, but I love working with non-traditional colors.  This soft green has been my favorite this month, but next month I know it will change… LoL.  It literally took me 10 minutes to create this card from scratch.  I put the last one in the mail today.  It will be a day late, but Christ is never late, and I think the recipient will enjoy it.  I grew up with my mom’s belief that the holidays start on Thanksgiving Day and end January 6th of the New Year.  I’m sticking to that theory… LoL.

Stamp Set: Petite Pairs (Wood 122495, Clear 122497)
Paper: Lucky Limeade (122926), Everyday Enchantment DSP (126154), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (122935)
Simple Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Large Oval (119855)
Give it a Wow: Basic Rhinestones (119246) colored w/Pink Sharpie, Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Retired Mistletoe Ribbon… had a tiny strip left.


It’s All About Birthday’s this Weekend =)

I made two cards and introduced new products that will be for sale during the Sale-A-Bration campaign that runs from Jan. 24 thru Mar. 31, 2012.  Send me an email and schedule a Make & Take Class now to check out the new products.  One of the cards, I posted a few days ago…  click HERE to see it again.  Then there was the one for a co-worker, Tovi.  He’s one of the first friend’s I made at work and has been a good friend ever since.  I couldn’t forget his birthday because it falls on the same day, but two months later than mine… do you know when my birthday is? LoL.

Handmade Card Ingredients

Paper: Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045), Designer Series Paper Well Worn (117157)
Stamps: Sale-a-Bration Fresh Vintage (125117), Hostess Ain’t Love Grand (122507)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)

With this card, I couldn’t help myself, but use more Sale-A-Bration products… LoL.  Like most of the cards I make, this one was for a dear friend I met in graduate school… Joy!  She has been a great friend for the last 10 years and is full lof Joy, Love, and Hope (no pun intended =).  It was an honor to make her this card on her special day.

Homemade Card Ingredients

Paper:  Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper Everyday Enchantment (126154); Whisper White (100730); Pool Party (124329); Certainly Celery (119704)
Stamps: Sale-a-Bration Fresh Vintage (125117) not available until Jan. 24th
Ink: Old Olive (102277)
Punches: Word Window (119857); Scallop Trim Border (118401)
Give it a Wow: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Basic Pearls (119247)

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