Stampin’ Up! Annual Convention!

Last week I went to Salt Lake City, Utah for the annual Stampin' Up! convention.  It's a great time, full of great business classes, stamping demonstrations, and make-n-takes.  My favorite part of convention though is getting to see my old friends, and making new!


Here are a couple pictures from the event!


On the first night there was a Flower Power 60s party.  My friend Dawn had outfits made for us.  We were pretty groovy, right!?!?  🙂


Cindy Baughman, me and the too cool Bonnie Thurber!!


Dawn, Shelli Gardner the CEO and Co-founder of Stampin' Up!, her husband, Sterling, and me.


Me and Pam Morgan who is the Vice President of Demonstrator Services and Development.


And Rachel (my Sister in Stamping) and a new friend Jerri Ann!


Stay tuned for more convention photos coming your way!

Posted on : Jul 31 2010

Elegant Lines!

If you haven't tried out the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders made to use with the Big Shot, you simply must!  I love the embossing folders and there are a couple new ones that are some of my favorite items from the new catalog!!

I designed this card for my Sisters in Stamping blog.  Our theme this week is our favorite product from the new catalog.  I have to admit that I used more than one of my favorite items.  Like I said I LOVE the Elegant Lines embossing folder, and I LOVE the new Basic Rhinestone Jewels!!  I'm also very happy that Pink Pirouette is back!!


Supplies Used:

Perfect Punches Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120516 $17.95

Perfect Punches Wood-Mount Stamp Set #117022 $24.95

Pink Pirouette Card Stock #111351 $6.95

Chocolate Chip Card Stock #102128 $6.95

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad #100908 $5.95

Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50

Elegant Lines Embossing Folder #119277 $7.95

Big Shot #113439 $99.95

Scallop Oval Extra-Large Punch #119856 $16.95

1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch #119855 $15.95

Basic Rhinestone Jewels #119246 $4.95

uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021 $3.95


Have a great weekend!

Posted on : Jul 30 2010

12″ x 12″ Frame Calendar!

Sonya designed for Craft Project Central this great 12" x 12" Frame Calendar, which will make a great Christmas gift!  (Don't forget to make one for yourself!)  Each month is beautifully decorated and the great thing is that you can use the calendar year after year as you're writing the numbers on the glass of the frame.  When the month is over, simply insert your next month in the frame, wipe off the old dates and write on the new!


Head on over to to see this and other great projects!  And don't forget to take advantage of our Summer Celebration Sale going on until July 31st!

Posted on : Jul 29 2010

Orange Creamsicle Cake Recipe Page!

Shelby designed this yummy recipe for Craft Project Central this month!  This cool and delicious cake can be served during warm summer gatherings!  Your guests will be instantly refreshed by this orange flavored delight!!


To see other great recipe pages like this one to add to your recipe collections, head on over to  I know some gals are making these pages every month, putting them in an album and will be giving them away as Christmas presents!! 

Posted on : Jul 27 2010

Fast & Fabulous!

I love the new hostess sets in the new catalog!  This is a new level 2 hostess set called Fast & Fabulous!  I designed this card for my Sisters in Stamping blog as this week were focusing on the new hostess sets.  To learn how you can earn this set for free, please feel free to call or email me!!



Supplies Used:

Fast & Fabulous Wood-Mount Stamp Set #118754 FREE

Fast & Fabulous Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120133 FREE

A Word for You Wood-Mount Stamp Set #117032 $21.95

A Word for You Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120528 $16.95

Melon Mambo Card Stock #115320 $6.95

Regal Rose Card Stock #105130 $6.95

Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50

Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad #109120 $5.95

Melon Mambo Stampin'  Write Marker #121074 $3.50

Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker #105108 $3.50

Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Marker #105106 $3.50

Certainly Celery 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119963 $6.95



Posted on : Jul 23 2010

Perfect Punches!

I have such a hard time designing masculine cards!  Here is my latest attempt.  I love the new Square Lattice textured impressions embossing Folder.  I'll be attempting more masculine cards soon!



Supplies Used:

Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #119976 $7.95

Perfect Punches Wood-Mount Stamp Set #117022 $24.95

Perfect Punches Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120516 $17.95

Marina Mist Card Stock #119682 $6.95

Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad #119668 $5.95

Marina Mist 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon #120929 $4.95

Naturals White Card Stock #102316 $7.50

2" x 1-3/8" Oval Extra-Large Punch $16.95

Lots of Tags Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies #114508 $21.95

Posted on : Jul 22 2010

Nicole’s Graduation Celebration!

My niece, Nicole, just graduated from Mililani High School and to celebrate we had a great party!


Here is Nicole and her proud dad!


Me, Craig and Jacie.


Nicole made her own table center pieces.  She was going to put water in the container and a little fish, but the sand clouded up the water, so we used them like this and they were very nice.  We attached balloons to the top so they were very festive!


Party favors, yummy cookies from Charmaine's Bakery!


A yummy lemon crunch cake from The Alley.  Known for their delicious cakes and food!


Great entertainment.  Manoa DNA performed first.  They were fabulous!



Next, Da Braddas did their comedy routine.  If you haven't heard of Da Braddas, they have a local TV show on OC16.  They are hilarious!!


And of course they make the family come up and get some ribbing!


And the Honolulu Dance Company performed some great dance routines.


But the best entertainment was Nicole's brother Thomas!  I didn't know that he was such a great hula dancer!  😉


Congratulations again, Nicole.  I'm so proud of you!!


Posted on : Jul 21 2010

Greenhouse Gala Decor Accents Blocks!

I designed this project for Craft Project Central this month.  These easy to use Decor Accents Blocks make great themed decorations for your home and also make great gifts for friends, teachers, co-workers, etc.!  I made this set for a very good friend of mine and I'm giving them to her at the annual Stampin' Up! Convention this week!


To see more great projects like this one, head on over to

Posted on : Jul 20 2010

Cottage Garden!

The Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the last catalog was one of my favorites.  So I was very happy to see when the new catalog came out, that there was a matching stamp set and that they brought the DSP back in new colors!!



Supplies Used:

Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Stamp Set #117068 $18.95

Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120003 $14.95

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock #119685 $6.95

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad #119669 $5.95

Old Olive Card Stock #100702 $6.95

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad #102277 $5.95

Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon #111368 $4.95

Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50

Posted on : Jul 19 2010

Elements of Style Swap 9!

More from my Elements of Style swap!


Susan Barron


Tamera Gadd


Terri Mongeon

Posted on : Jul 18 2010