Friday, March 30, 2012

Important Dates To Remember....

Saturday, March 31, 2012
end of Sale a Bration - last chance to
get FREE gifts with each $50 purchase

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
(remember.. these are first come first served.. many items can run out the first day!)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012
This is the LAST DAY for the Current
Stampin' Up! catalog!!!
(note: this is one month earlier than stated on the catalog)

Friday, June 1, 2012
First day of the NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sale A Bration Ends Saturday....... Time Has Flown By!

Wow, that has flown by!!

Until March 31st, with every $50 purchase you will receive one Sale-a-bration gift FREE! Items from the on-line clearance rack can be included in your on-line order and count toward your total! Spend $150 or more and you will receive BOTH Sale-A-Bration gifts AND earn Hostess Benefits!

It's a great time to join Stampin' Up! and my team. During Sale-a-bration the starter kit is only $125!

Plus get a FREE gift just for signing up. You can choose from a Package of Designer Series Paper or a Digital Download every month for the rest of 2012!

Details HERE

Come join us!

E-mail me at snowangel@jackpine if you have questions.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Make N Take's At the Milwaukee Regionals Event

As promised, here are the 2 cute cards we made as Make N Take's at the Milwaukee event. They are so cute! I love this set, Send Me Soaring. Its so springy! Is that a word? It is now!!

I forgot to add my button in the middle of the flower of the second card.. oops! Ill have to attach that bugger. I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and make sure to take some time to get creative and inky!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


So, today has been a pretty good day! I have to share. I am smiling from ear to ear! Today started like any other.. get up.. have breakfast, get the Zumba exercise done, and go thru my list of things to do. During all of this, the mail man stops and I have a box, from a very special person... Kimberly Van Diepen. I was just in happy tears when I seen what was inside.. lets take a peekie..

Can you say... Wow!!! Kimberly, what beautiful creations. I love them.. thank you SO much. I have officially been labeled a Diva.. and I kinda really like it!!! Tee hee!!

Also, I finished cleaning my windows in the house.. inside and out (does this mean it will rain now?LOL) AND,  I also cleaned my blinds. That bit of spring cleaning is DONE! Woohoo.. !!! I'm a happy camper because, this means I can STAMP!!! It is my little reward that I just love love love !!!

Also, I received a call today from a dear friend who I do miss very much. Sharon, you rock!! I'm so glad we caught up. :) I just have this super duper smile on my face. Now, what to stamp??

I want to share the Make N Take cards from Milwaukee Regionals but I will save that for tomorrow's post. For now, have a great Thursday and make sure to take time to get inky!!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Summery Smooches Sneak Peek

HI Everyone! As promised I wanted to show you some other awesome goodies that Jenny Peterson made for us. We have a new die being introduced - check out this little purse. Isn't it cute? Inside fits a mini Kit Kat! Yum! This could be used for birthday party favors, for baby and bridal shower gifties. Lots of possibilities!

This next gift we all received I think is not only adorable but so clever!!! A lot of Stampin` Up! 's embellishments come in these plastic containers OR, you can buy them (page 226 of the Idea Book And Catalog #103649). Card stocks used are:Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and Summer Smooches DSP. Also used is the NEW Summer Smooches fabric.. SOcute, the new Summer Smooches Fabric Brads and Real Red 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon. The inside is recycled so to speak. When we get some of our ribbon, there is a plastic spool in the middle of the roll. That is what is used here and Jenny put the Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine (in the Occasions Mini Catalog). Thank you again Jenny - SO DARN CUTE!

Tomorrow, I will show you the Make N Take caards we created in Milwaukee at Regionals. In the meantime, take a lil time out to get inky!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Something Pretty!

Hi There! I have more goodies from Regionals to show you. My good friend and upline, Jenny Peterson, made us each a beautiful card and also put some other goodies into a bag. They were sitting in front of each chair when we arrived to our table. How sweet is that? Ill show you the card today. It is so pretty. She used the products from the new Summer Smooches line, which will be in the NEW 2012-2013 Stampin` Up! Catalog. However, the good news is....... YOU too, can pre order this line of goodies starting April 1st - April 30th. Pretty cool, huh? It is gorgeous. So summery! I'm so ready for summer, aren't you?

Here is the beautiful card she made us:

She used Crumb Cake Card Stock, Crumb Cake Ink, Sponge Dauber, the NEW Summer Smooches DSP and Seam Binding Ribbon, the NEW Decor Stencil, along with Island Indigo Card Stock and a stamp from the set, Loving Thoughts, which can be found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Thank you again, Jenny! I really loved each goodie and Ill be showing you all tomorrow, what else was in my goodie bag. Take time to get inky!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Oh My Goodness...!

Good afternoon everyone! Woweeee.. have I had a crazy fun weekend! On friday, 8 of us ventured to Milwaukee Wisconsin, to the Stampin` Up! Regionals Event. We took off Friday around noon, and slowly ventured to Milwaukee .. driving around Lake Michigan, through Chicago and to Milwaukee. We stayed over night in a Hotel that connects to the Convention center. We had a good time at dinner. We went to bed early and got up at 5am! We got all purdy and headed to breakfast and then onward to the Convention Center. It was so much fun! One of my downline (and my BFF) was able to go! Yay, Lucinda! It was like a mini convention. Let me share a few photos. We did swapping with other demonstrators, we got to meet Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin` Up!, we did Make N Takes, and had lunch. We had WOW workshops to watch. My upline and VERY good friend, Jenny, did one of the WOW presentations and she just totally rocked the house! Way to go, Jenny!!! She said she was nervous - I don't buy that - she looked cool as a cucumber and right into her "zone". We then got to see Donna Griffith, Shannon West, and Carrie Cudney on stage. They shared some very inspiring projects. We also had Georgia Giguere from Mendota Heights, MN, on stage giving her take on how she does her workshop parties. She did such a wonderful job! Such helpful information.

To sum this um.. we really had a great time. Here are some photos to share with you. Eventually, I WILL learn MDS (My Digital Studio) so I too, can put these pictures with pretty scrapbook pages, and books and calendars and all of that wonderful stuff!

This here was my swap card. I am really into green lately and I love love love, the DSP that Sale A Bration is offering right now. I used a lot of new stuff from the Occasions Mini Catalog on this card. I will showcase this more, tomorrow, sharing the "recipe". I just had to show that it was on display and that put a smile on my face! Here is Lu's card...

Isn't that cute? I really love the color combination and I think right now, Mixed Bunch and the blossom punch are my favorites right now. They work so well together and make card making really easy!

This was our group getting together the night before. From left to right are: Ann, Jenny, Tara, Maureen, Bernice, Lucinda and Sherry.. aka, Tulip! Jenny gave us some goodies from one of her really good customers, Jamie. Jamie, thank you so much! That was SO sweet of you. She even made us a HUGE basket full of goodies to have with us all day yesterday. It was delicious and everyone totally enjoyed. So kind and thoughtful of you!

It is so much fun to attend events with wonderful friends!! 

Stampin` Up! 's theme this year.. :)

Two Dawn's are better than one, right? This is myself with Dawn O

Here are a few of us with Shelli Gardner. It was such a pleasure to meet her!! 

Bernice won with the prize patrol!! Way to go!! Hmm.. check out that purple ribbon.. *double hmm* LOL!

Jenny with her Workshop WOW presentation. She did an AWESOME job! Way to go, Jenny!!! 

Carrie Cudney - You know.. I really am feeling short lately.. and I had heels on!

Shannon West and myself.. again.. I'm looking pretty darn short here! 

Shelli on stage.. she was so inspirational! 

And that it is!! :-)

Ann won prize patrol!! Way to go, Ann!! There is that purple ribbon again! Hmmm! 

This is Georgia. She did such a great job up on stage.. VERY informative! 

Woweee.. what a long post huh? I have so much more to share! I will save that for later this week, thought. In the meantime.. give yourself some time to get all  inky!!! 

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A little note...

And I have just that for you! This is a very quick and easy card. I used a card from the notecards set. These are awesome! In this set comes 20 whisper white cards and envelopes. (Item #107311). They are only $5.95. Even better!

I used the following items:

Notecards Pack #107311
You're My Type Clear Stamp Set #125650
2010-2012 In color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks #117158
First Edition Speciality Designer Series Paper #121878
Designer Printed Kit - Blossom Builders #125410
Basic Pearls #119247
Stampin Dimensionals #104430

What a cute little card, that says "spring" all over it.. and it only took a few minutes to make, literally!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate - Something Brand Spankin *NEW* - Woohoo!

Hi Everyone! Good Morning! I just wanted to show you something new Stampin` Up! has come out with and is available to order. Have you wanted to make your own envelopes and do some diagonal "doodling" with your simply scored tool? Here is how you can, now. I love it!! Check it out! I've included a Stampin` Up! video as well. :)This is item # 125586 and its cost is 11.95.

Also, coming soon.. Summer Smooches Suite - this will consist of the colors:
Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, and Tangerine Tango - how totally fun! I've had a sneak peek and it is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to show you. what a tease I am, eh?

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome To "The Hop!"


Hey everyone!! Hard to believe it is March already! Egads!! Where does the time fly? Are you ready?? It is time to hop.. blog hop that is. Make sure you take time to check out the amazing and wonderful talent of all of our demonstrators in the Stylin` Stampin` Squad's blogs!! Thank you to Pam, Shelli, Annie and all who are participating. Wow.. we have some awesome things to share!

The theme this month is Spring, St Patrick's Day, and Baby. I don't have kiddos or then of course any grand kids, but I decided to do a baby type theme here. I made a card (which I did not create the original design, I believe I seen this on Anne Hile's blog.. I *think*) and I love this book I made that I found the idea from Paper Crafters Library. It is a little "brag book" as I call it. It was so much fun to make.. ! So, lets get to showing you my projects.. woohoo...

I just adore this card. I love the soft colors in it. I am a "soft color" kind of girl :) Here is what I used:

Pennant Parade Clear Mount Set
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper
Petite Pennants Builder Punch
Tasteful Trim Die
Big Shot
Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink
Blushing Bride Classic Ink
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
1/2 inch Circle Punch
Stampin Dimensionals
Linen Thread
Basic Pearls
Glue Dots
Twitterpated Designer Buttons
Pear Pizzazz 1/2 inch Stitched Poly Ribbon

Now, here is the Brag Book, that I just love love love.....

Here is what I used to make this little beauty:

Outlined Occasions Clear Stamp Set
Basic Gray Classic Ink
Blushing Bride Stampin Write Marker
Baja Breeze Stampin Write Marker
Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (Including the paper board used for packaging)
Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies
Labels Collection Framelits Dies
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die
Twitterpated Designer Buttons
Sticky Strip
Pear Pizzazz Pleated Satin Ribbon
Island Indigo Bakers Twine
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Basic Pearls
Stampin` Dimensionals
Trinket Hearts
Stampin` Sponges
Hobby Blade
Big Shot Sizzix
Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue

Now, make sure to visit all these awesome blogs involved in the hop! Members include:

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Anji C. of Altered Scraps Blog
  6. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Chelsea M. of A Chelsea Morning
  9. Amanda H. of Live Laugh Craft
  10. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  11. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  12. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  13. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  14. Linda O. of Stamp at Linda's
  15. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  16. Michele M. of Michele's Stampin' Blog
  17. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  18. Nicole B. of Creations by Mommy
  19. Pam S. of Sunny Girl Scraps
  20. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim

Let's go hoppin.. follow the arrows to follow the complete circle 

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