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Mystery Hostess announcement

I thought I would make my MYSTERY HOSTESS announcement early as Alan has choosen the winner.  I wish everyone could win but, not possible.  And, the lucky stamper is TRACEY BECK!  You may have met her in a class or a club meeting ~ she is a sweetheart and, unfortunately, moving back to California (fortunately for her I am sure!).  I will miss seeing her but this was a good way to'send her off' to her new surroundings.

I didn't know if you had seen my weekend pictures on FB so I thought I would share a couple w you (and you can check FB for more information and, a website for the lovely farm) ~

Inglewood row of lavender
Inglewood Lavender Farm

Inglewood lavender field
Arrington, Virginia

Hello Sweet Friend Paper Bag Video

Today, I'm happy to share a video from Stampin' Up! showing you how to create an adorable bag featured in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.  It is another great summer project for you and your family!  Take a look:


 If you have any questions about this project please don't hesitate to email me.  You can also purchase any of the supplies used in this project through my online store here

Happy  stamping!




Stampin' Up! Stick Puppets

With summer here you are probably wondering how to keep the kids/grandkids occupied and have fun at the same time.  (Paula ~ this is for you!)  I found this adorable idea on the Stampin' Up! blog and thought I would pass it on to my readers.  It's such a great idea.


If you want to get more information on this cute project, click here.


Magnetic Platform Video

It was obvious to me from the very beginning what my favorite product was/is in the new catalog! It's the Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot.  It makes using Framelits & Edgelits a dream and you don't have to go through tons of Post it Notes or tape!  What a great concept AND a real time saver!

Want to know more about it?  Take a look at the "How To" video below from Stampin' Up! and see for yourself how wonderful it is!

You can get your Magnetic Platform (item 130658) from my online store here.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

and, amazing ~ there were 2 Mystery Hostesses!

My second MYSTERY HOSTESS  for my event on Sunday afternoon was ~  KATY BRYANT!  One of the products that Katy ordered with her Hostess Dollars is the beautiful stamp set, Wetlands, on page 69 in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  I found a gorgeous picture online of a card using the set that I want to share with you ~

Wetlands stampin up


The stamp set, Wetlands, is a set of 6 ~ clear #126697 for $16.95 or wood #126695 for $21.95.  Gorgeous!

And the MYSTERY HOSTESS is..........




And, she is so thrilled!!!  She has already told me exactly what she wants to order with her HOSTESS BENEFITS (she checked her WISH LIST) and can't wait to get her new Stampin' Up! goodies.  She said she came to the BOGO/MYSTERY HOSTESS EVENT on a whim ~ stopped by after church yesterday!  We really did have a good afternoon ~ lots of shoppers and lots of new product ordered. 

Linda had the CHALK TALK STAMP SET AND FRAMELITS on her list ~ here's some samples using both ~

Chalk Talk
Chalk Talk, #130634 clear or #130631 wood

Chalk Talk 2
Gift Boxes, #130927, with Tag a Bag Accessory Kit, #130153


Stampin' Up! Concept Artist

Have you ever used your Embossing Powder and Heat Tool on something other than a card or scrapbook project?  I found a great idea using the pretty stamp set, Regarding Dahlias (#130327 c or #130324 w), on the Stampin' Up! blog. 


It's such a great idea to take your crafting in a new direction.  If you want to read more about this great project, click here.

Guest Artist ~ Janie Dodge

Janie's chalk board retiring card

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!  Janie sent me this picture of a card she made for a teacher friend who is retiring.  Isn't this a great idea!

Janie's sympathy card
She also sent me this one that she made and used as a sympathy card.  I thought you would be interested. 

Mr. Retiring Stamp Set

I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, Sunday, June 23, between one and five in the CAT/ART STUDIO and so is Mr. Retiring Stamp Set!

Third Thursday Class ~ get well cards

GEt WEll w Flowers
This is one of the three cards that we made last night at my Third Thursday Class.  It uses the Flower Shop Bundle (saves you 15%!), the Chevron embossing folder and the new Chevron Ribbon.  I love the new ribbon and could it be any easier to make a banner ~ just follow the lines ON the ribbon!

Crushed Curry Get WellThis is the second card using the greeting stamp set, Sassy Salutations ~ which is on sale ~ 25% off this month, the jumbo wheel Butterfly Collection and the new Deco Labels Collection framlits.  I love Stampin' Up!'s new color, Smoky Slate, in both these cards ~ so pretty!

Don't forget that Sunday afternoon is my BOGO SALE & MYSTERY HOSTESS EVENT.  I will be sending out my newsletter this afternoon with more information.  If you are not on my mailing list please add your name above so you can get all the details!  See you Sunday!

June "Best of" Stamp Set

The celebration continues!!
As part of the 25-year anniversary celebration, Stampin' Up! is bringing back some favorite stamp images from the last 25 years and combining them into 12 sets.  One set will be released each month during 2013.  What a great chance to see some old favorite images!


In addition, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!  Click on the picture  below to download.  Take a look at June's "Best of Greetings" stamp set:


The June stamp set above is entitled "Best of Greetings" and is Item No. 133485

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen
    image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • One Best of stamp set will be released per month (with a new theme each month)
    and all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • Purchase at least 6 of the Best of sets and get a FREE set valued at $14.95 or less
    to be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.  Download your Collectors Card here!

Keep and eye on my blog each month for a new flyer consisting of the new "Best of" stamp set, and be sure to order them from my online store.

Click here to download the flyer

Contact me with any questions.