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Last Day For The Occasion Mini

Hi Friends – Welcome to Friday.  Yahoo!!!!!!!!  We are expecting some rain here, so possibly our tournaments on Saturday could be cancelled.  I think we have been spoiled, we had such nice weather almost summer like and now we're getting those nasty spring storms. What's the saying April Showers brings May Flowers.Awash With Flowers Two Step Stampin' Spring Special  Today is the last day for the Occasion Mini and the Spring into Two Step Stampin' with the Awash With Flowers Stamp Set.  There's still time to get it for FREE but you must have a $350 workshop.  Gather up some friends and family and email me tonight if you're still interested.  Today I have a another clean and crisp easy peasy kind of card.  I used the stamp set Happy Everything #115235.  It's actually a word set.  Don't shy away from making words your focal point.  You don't always have to have an outline or background stamp as your main focal point.  I used WW #100730 as my card base and matted at strip of Soft Suede #115318 and used another strip of Bermuda Bay DP #115684Happy Everything Bermuda Bay Designer PaperFor my embellishments I stamped birthday on WW and used the Word Window Punch #105090 (I can't count how many times I use that punch) and mounted it on BB paper and punched with the Modern Label Punch #116630.  I used some lucious WW satin ribbon #114616.  TIP:  Great to have on hand.  You can make it any color to match your card by coloring it with a marker and letting it dry.  I also used the Photo Corner Punch #109042  and the Eyelet Border Punch #113692 with a small piece of Bermuda Bay DP and Soft Suede.  Added a few silver brads and Viola' you have a nice clean and crisp card.  Thanks for stopping by today and chatting with me.  Have a safe and fun week end.  Maybe even get some stamping in.  I would love to see your creations and get some inspiration from you. 

I hope you can take a little time and go over the Occasion Mini.  It is full of great stamp sets, punches, papers.  More than I can mention here.  Happy Shopping!!!!!!!  Thanks for letting me be your Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  See you tomorrow.  The Summer Mini begins.  Yippee!!!!!!!!!  You know what that means don't ya.  The release of the new Idea Book and Catalog is one step closer.  Ta Ta For Now

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Elements of Style – Summer Mini

Hello Friends – Good Morning To You All —  I want to congratulate Kayleigh on her graduation from D.A.R.E.  We attended her program last night and we are so poud of her.  She will be going into 6th grade next year.  Holy Cow!!!  Say a little prayer for us.  I am so happy with the way todays card turned out.  I have been struggling with this stamp set Elements of Style #120045.  Elements of Style Summer Mini Stampin' UpIt is such a beautiful set with so much detail that I find myself trying to over do it.  I've come to the conclusion that less is more and just enjoy the outline stamp as it is.  I used a piece of Cottage Wall DP #115671 and punched the side with the Scallop Trim Punch.  Don't worry if you weren't able to get it FREE from the SAB it will be in the new July catty.  Next is a piece of Elegant Eggplant matted with a piece of Old Olive and Elements of Style #120045 stamped on Whisper White in Elegant Eggplant ink.  I stamped the For You onto WW and used the Large Oval Punch #107305 and the Scallop Oval Punch #114889 to finish it off.  I used a piece of EE #109039 and Old Olive #111368 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.  The look is very elegant, don't you think.  You could use this card for almost anything (birthday, anniversary, sympathy, friend). 

Don't forget to check your wish lists.  There is just one day left for you to take advanage of this years Occasion Mini.  You should have received your Summer Mini by now.  If you didn't and don't have a personal relationship with another Stampin' Up Demonstrator please let me know and I will send one right out to you.  It has some fun sets and designer papers in it.  Everyone likes Tropical.  Also with all the retiring colors be sure and check your supplies so that you don't come up short.  Once supplies are depleted there will be no more.  The retirement list of stamp sets will be come available on June 1st.  WOW time does fly when you're having fun.  LOL   Thanks for stoppin by to chat today.  Have a great day!!  Toodles

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Technical Difficulties

I am so sorry, but I am experiencing some technical difficulties this morning.  If you need to see more information on some of the promotions please browse back thru some previous posts.  Hopefull this will be resolved soon.  thanks for your patience.

Fond Farewell – Occasion Mini

Hello Friends – Top of the Morning To Ya.  Got your coffee in hand and ready to take a trip down memory lane.  The time is near, just 2 days left and then we must say goodby to the Occasion Mini.  Today I'm using Stamp Set With All My Heart #118623 and the Speciality Designer Paper Sending Love #117153.  It has a great color combo, Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.  Todays card is this weeks MOJO136 sketch challenge. Occasion Mini With All Me Heart Rag Purses I also added from the Occasion Mini the adorable  Sending Love Epoxy Brads #117272.  My sentiment is from stamp set For All You Do #115360.  I used quite a few of the punches on this one.  I love punches, it makes for quick and easy cards with no hassle.  I used the 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4" Scallop Circle and the 2" Scallop Circle Punch (NSU). and the Curly Label Punch #112208.  Attached a couple of pink rhinstones and some lucious Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon #117289.  Easy Peasy.  Listed below are just a few of the specials for this month.

RAG PURSES – They are still hot,  If you're not able to make one yourself and would like to have one please drop me a line with your favorite colors and I'll make one for you.  Price is $25. plus shipping $4.95.  They will make a great tote to take to Convention this year with all your swaps.  Waahoo!!!!1 

MDS Updates – Be sure and check this out.  Most of the available updates are from the Occasion Mini (Well Scripted, the Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches, Designer Papers, Exlarge Flower Punch and much  much more.  Click here/Digital Crafting and give it a good look.

Sweet Treat Cups and Sweet Treat Stamp Set – You will not find this in any catalog.  Sweet Treat Stamp Set #120415 and the Full Heart Punch #113693 and the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Die Cut #117332

On-Line Clearance Rack – This is an on going promotion.  Be sure and check it daily for any of those items that you may have missed.  Products are only available as supplies last, so don't delay check them out daily.  Click here to begin your on-line order.

Stampin' Up has extended the availability of some of the items in the Holiday Mini. aka the Ornament Punch and much more,   Click here to see the extended list. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful day.  I'm planning on getting outside just a little today.  Our temp is supposed to be back in the 70's.  Whippie!!!!!!!   And thanks again for letting me be your Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  You guys make my day.  Toodles

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Sneek Peek of the Summer Mini’s First Day

Good Morning Friends – Welcome to Tuesday.  We are still in that gloomy rain mode here in Missouri, Sure do miss that beautiful sunshine we had a while back.  I got my elelphant ears in the ground yesterday.  It takes a while for them to come up, but they sure are pretty when they do.  They look just like an elephant's ear.  LOL  Summer Mini First Days Occasion MiniToday I have a cute teach appreciation gift for you.  I put together a little note pad as a thank you gift for a special teacher or friend.  My cardbase is Old Olive and I have matted it with a piece of the soon to return Riding Hood Red DP along with a left over peice of Cherry Cobbler.  They look so nice together, don't you think.  My stamp set is a sneek peek from the upcoming Summer Mini called First Day.  This is a great stamp set  for children.  It will make great teacher gifts, scrapbooking pages, party favors like book marks and what every your imagination comes up with.  My little book worm was colored with reinkers and a blender pen.  I added a couple of OO brads and a little bit of retired Riding Hood Red satin ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

Just three more days and the Occasion Min for this year will be history.  It was a great mini this year.  Be sure and check your wish lists, I'd hate for you to miss out on anything.  It's not too late to join Sandy's Stampers.  We are a small virtual group with lots of inspiration and would like nothing better to help you take your creativity to the next level.  And guess what you will have privy to all of the Stampin' Up Buzz before anyone else, receive free product once in a while, earn free stamp sets and lots more.  Start receiving your 20% discount right away.  Click here for more deets and just what is included in your kit.  Hobby and Career Demos welcome. 

For those of you busy people out there that love the look of a custom card, invitation, etc. but don't feel you have the time, let me  help you.  I will design a special card or invitation just for you (bridal, birthday, anniversary, baby or anthing else you might need)  I know you have lots of questions so just give me a hollar.  I also have Gift Certificates for your special someone. 

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Vintage Vogue with New Color Early Expresso

Good Morning Friends —  Did you have a nice week end?  Ours was pretty soggy.  We needed some rain but mother nature doesn't know when to quit sometimes.  Today my card is another sample using some of the new SU colors that will debut this July.  It's called Early ExpressoEarly Express Vintage Vogue Occasion Mini When I first saw it I was a little confused because it looked just like Choc Chip.  Choc Chip is one of my favs and I thought you don't mess with Choc Chip.  But when I put them side by side you can see that Early Expresso is even darker that Choc Chip.  Take a look at the picture and you decide.  My little 4 x 4 card turned out really nice and kind of girly.  I used one of the past In Colors Pink Pirouette with the stamp set Vintage Vogue, #118598.  I used the Polka Dot embossing folder #117335 on my card front and punched a small strip of PP with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  If you by chance missed getting this punch it will be in the July Idea Book and Catalog.  I added some pink pearls for some added pizazzzzzzz.  I used inks Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa to stamp my image.  I also used Itty Bitty Background to fill in some of the white space. 

Comparison of Early Express and Chocolate ChipComparison of Early Expresso and Choc Chip.  EE is the square in front.

SORRY TO SEE YOU GO April 30th is the last day you will be able to order from the Occasion Mini.  This has been one of the better minis in a while.  It is full of new and fun products.  The Sweet Pea Designer Paper #117161 is just over the top delicious and it will not be available after April 30th.  Our Step Into Spring Two Step Stamping promotion will also come to an end.  It's not too late yet though, Two Step Stamping Spring Promotion Awash With FlowersAwash With Flowers #120549 is still available until April 30th.  You can get this set for FREE by hosting a workshop or placing an order of $350.  This offer does not apply to on-line orders you must place your order with me.  Click here to place your order. 

Thanks for stopping in today and sharing a part of your day with me.  I have a full day of cleaning to do today, over the week end we lost our dear Ladybug.  She was a lab mix and 13 years old.  She loved to eat and sometimes it was things she shouldn't.  She ate part of a sock.  She came down with an intestinal infection and eventually she ended up starving her self to death.  It has been a long 4 days.  It's quite a challenge to try and get a dog to eat when they don't want to.  I have a couple of teeth marks on my hands from trying to get medicine down her.  Have a wonderful day and hope you get some stamping time today.  Toodles

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Elements In Style – Cajun Craze Style

Hi Everyone – Welcome to the week end.  I have a full day today.  We have a wedding to go to and Kourtney is pitching in a tourny today.  Today I have a card to share that uses the new Cajun Craze paper.  I have paired it up with some retired dp called Haiku.  Elements of Style Summer Mini Flight of the ButterflyNot sure how to pronounce it but it sure is pretty.  It has So Saffron and Tangerine Tango in it.  I think is goes very well with the new Cajun Craze, don't you.  My card is on the smaller side just a 4" square.  As one of our perks for being an SU Demo (Join Sandy's Stampers) is that we receive a monthly magazine with business tips and inspiration.  This month we each received an 8 x 10 peice of the new paper colors, so I decided to make a smaller card to have some extra if I need it.  You know how hard it is to cut into new paper, we just like to look at it.  LOL  I used the stamp set Elements of Style from the Summer Mini and Flight of the Butterfy punched out with the butterfly punch.  The sketch is this weeks MOJO135 just on a smaller scale.  Embellished with some OO ribbon and the Scallop Edge punch.  Thanks for stopping by and sharing a little bit of your week end, I'm off the the softball tournement and then the wedding this afternoon.  All of you guys to the south of us, be safe.  The weatherman says there's a good chance for tornado's today.  Toodles

One more thing.  April 30th is fastly approaching and that means we will be saying goodbye to the Occasion Mini, the hostess special Two Step Stampin' Awash With Flowers, and the 20% discount on a few of the spring pre-selected sets.  Here is just a few of the items that will be leaving us on April 30th (Sweet Pea DP, and Well Scripted (beautiful font),   Happy Stamping

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Simple Gorgeous – New In-Color Cherry Cobbler

Good Morning Friends – Welcome to my blog this morning.  My puppy dog is still sick and will not eat.  She is getting weak.  We have tried the hamberger and rice but she is just not interested.  Poor thing is feeling so bad.  If anyone has any suggestions please drop me a note.  Time is slipping away for her.  Now for something cheery.  OMG, I got to play with some of the new paper that SU sent us with our monthly magazine.  Today I have a card featureing Cherry Cobbler.  LOVE IT!!!!!!   You know I am a fan for red and boy is this gorgeous.  I used Cherry Cobber as by base and matted it with a piece of Riding Hood Red.  I know you are jumping up and down right now.  So glad to see the return of Riding Hood Red.  I also matted a smaller piece of Old Olive on the bottom.  It is from the Sweet Pea collection.  I'm going to really miss that designer pack of paper.  My focal point is a piece of WW matted with Cherry Cobbler that I punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  My stamp sets are a hodge podge group.  My stem is from Happy Together #114314 stamped in OO.  The flowers are from Petal Pizazz #113417 and A Beautiful Thing #113618 stamped in Riding Hood Red ink.  Arn't you glad you keep all your old In-Color supplies,.  Yippie!!!!!!!  I used some radom buttons from my stash for the flower centers.  The sentiment is  FYI #114365 inked in Riding Hood Red.  Also used a piece of WW Satin Ribbon.   Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day.

Here is the list of products from the Occasion Mini that will be carried over after the mini ends on April 30th.  For a list of products from the Holiday Mini Click Here.


Item # Description Price
116519 Charming STMP $19.95
117690 Vintage Vogue WM $23.95
118598 Vintage Vogue CM $17.95
118882 Vague vinatge WM $23.95
119109 Vague vinatge CM $17.95
118091 Tiny Tags WM $22.95
118592 Tiny Tags CM $16.95
117191 PNCH LG 2 STEP BIRD $15.95
118073 PNCH LG FANCY FLOWER $15.95
117190 PNCH MD JEWELRY TAG $10.95
117193 PNCH SM SMALL HEART $5.95
116772 RECIPES BY DESIGN $24.95
120435 HEART TREAT CUPS $2.95

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Summer Mini should be arriving soon.  If you're in need of one and don't have a relationship with another SU demonstrator drop me a note with your name and address and I will send one right out to you.  Thanks for letting me touch a little bit of your life. 

Flight of the Butterfly – Scrapbook Page

Flight of the Butterfly Well Scripted Circle Scissors PlusGood Morning Everyone.  We had stamp club last night.  Today I will be sharing with you one of the scrapbook pages that we did.  The color combo is really pretty.  I used soft suede as my backdrop, matted with WW.  My picture matts are Melon Mambo.  The designer papers are from the In-Color paper packs.  Stamp sets are Flight of the Butterfly and Well Scripted.  The WW circle was cut with the Circle Scissor Plus at approx 3 5/8" and a nestie was used for my scallop.  The Ribbon Punch was used on the pieces at the bottom.  The yellow is So Saffron.  I think it makes the page pop.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm still nursing our Ladybug.  She just doesn't feel like eating and that's not a good thing.  It's hard just watching her wither away.  I'm persistent though I keep trying to get her to eat.  See ya as soon as I can.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

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Stampin’ Up Specials

Hello Friends – Hope you are bright eyed and bushy tailed this Wednesday morning.  I'm sorry I don't have a card to share with your this morning.  I have a sick puppy dog.  Ladybug is 13 years old and she loves to eat strange objects.  Sometime last week she got ahold of a pair of socks.  We don't know how much she ate but we do know she has come down with an intestial infection and is throwing up all over the place.  Unfortunely I have had to follow her about with a steam cleaner.  I will be back as soon as I can with a fresh and new card for you.  Thanks for your patience I'm sure if you have ever had a puppy dog know how challenging they can be at times but we still love them. 

Just a short reminder that Two Step Stampin' Awash With Flower is availabe this month as our special.  There are eighteen stamps (WM or CM) in this set.  Host a $350 workshop and receive it for FREE.  There are only 9 days left before we must say goodbye to the Occasion Mini.  Take some time to give it another look see for anything you might have missed.   

Digi Lovers – Be sure and check out the new MDS downloads that are available now.  Click here to shop on line and look for Digital Crafting.  The have included stamps and punches from past Minis (Scallop Trim Border Punch, Vintage Vogue Stamp Set just to name a few.)  If you have any questions give me a call.

If by chance you missed out on anything from the Holiday Mini.  Stampin' Up is carrying over some of those products.  Below is a list of products still availabe from the Holiday Mini. 

 Item #  Description  Price
116794 Ornament punch $15.95
116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint $5.95
116854  Frost White Shimmer Paint $5.95
116807  Platinum Shimmer Paint $5.95
116829 Décor Elements Blocks $9.95
116824  Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty $7.95
116821 Stampin' Up! Holiday Windows Magnetic Movers & Shapers  $29.95
116819 Stampin' Up! Table Setting Bigz XL die $42.95
116820 Stampin' Up! Embosslits Merry die $11.95
116823 Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Merry Details die $5.50
116822 Stampin' Up! O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die $42.95
118140  Stampin' Up! Tree Decorations Sizzlits die $5.50
118108 My Digital Studio $79.95
116519 Charming stamp set  $19.95

 Thanks for stopping in today.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

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