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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

UDI Color Challenge #72 - Win a stamp set of your choice!! FREE!!

This week's colors remind me so much of candy that I can't help but think of using the "Sweets For The Sweet" stamp set!  The colors are:

  • Cajun Craze
  • Riding Hood Red
  • More Mustard
  • River Rock
  • Pear Pizzazz
I decided to do my color challenge a little differently this week!  I am NOT going to do a sample but I am going to give one lucky participant the opportunity to select a stamp set valued at $22.95 or less for FREE!!!!

What do you have to do?  Submit a sample made with any stamp set using the color palette for this week.  Submit the sample by Saturday, February 4, 2012 and I will post them all on Sunday Feb. 5th.  I will conduct a vote on Sunday and the project with the most votes will win a FREE stamp set!!!

What are you waiting for?  Get busy creating!  You can do either a paper project or an MDS project just use these colors (you can also use either whisper white or very vanilla) and submit a photo of the project or the actual project to me by Saturday 2/4/12 and I will do the rest!!!

............. Until tomorrow!

Monday, January 30, 2012

MDS Monday - Holiday Scrapbooking

I hope that by now you all have had the chance to start your holiday scrapbooking!  I had to share a  page with you from the Chenail holidays!

I think what I love most about using My Digital Studio is that I feel accomplished in my scrapbooking real quickly.  I am able to create pages quickly and incorporate the stamps that I also love so much!

Keep your eyes open for a fabulous offer / announcement on February 1st for your opportunity to get My Digital Studio for FREE!!!

............ Until tomorrow!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fashionable Hearts Valentine

This great project is another of my downlines.  It was created by Rachel B.

This card is a great showcase for many of our new big shot products from the Occasions Mini.

The base of the card is created with real red cardstock and then layered with whisper white.  Across the center is a strip of real red cardstock that has been embossed using the new Adorning Accents Embossing Folder - Hearts.  The bottom edge was scalloped using the Adorning Accents Edgelit die.

The Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die was used to create the adorable little hearts that are adoring the top if the card.  To finish it off, the greeting was created using the Sweet Cake stamp set and then it was punched with the large scalloped oval and backed with a real red extra wide oval punch.

............ Until tomorrow!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Who says DSP can't be a focal point?

All too often I have heard girls say, "I love this designer series paper, but it is too pretty to use."  Can you imagine that?!  Seems like an oxeye moron  to me.  Shouldn't DSP be pretty?  Because it is so pretty, it should be used!

This card not only uses the DSP, but I see it as the focal point of the project!  The paper used here is the Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Added to it is a scalloped circle punched from pool party cardstock and then layered with a pear pizzazz circle.  Stamped on whisper white is a flourish from the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set - also from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The stamped greeting uses two different sets from the Occasions Mini.  The modern label outline is from the P.S. I Love You set, and the "Just for You" is from the Tea Shoppe set.  Did you also notice the use of the Everyday Enchantment ribbon found in the Sale-A-Bration catalog?!!!  Way to use those products Sharon!  I LOVE your creation!

............. Until tomorrow!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Stamp-Patty Princesses.......

How about this group of crowned princesses?  I am SO proud of these girls!  On Wednesday evening we had our downline meeting and as I always do I like to recognize my girls for their achievements.  This time we did it with a little flair!

Depending on the achievement each girl was given a different sized and colored crown.  Pictured at the left (and below) are Erin, Judy, Jane, Brenda, Sharon, Marlene and yes that's right, Scooby!

No matter how many times I tried to get the photo, Scooby decided she needed to be in the picture too -- as you can see on the right, we finally caved in and gave her a crown too!

Collectively between these girls, the Stamp-Patty's team grew by 6 new team members and they are the top sales achievers of the group for the October - December 2011 quarter.  Missing from this photo is my pal Lucy!  (That is the reason we had a tiara left for Scooby!)  She was not able to make it to the meeting.

A special thanks to Marlene for preparing our make and take!  Her project is showcased here for all of you to see!

She used the Rue Des Fleurs Stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog and the Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Here is a complete supply list:

  • Soft Suede cardstock - Item #115318
  • Very Vanilla cardstock - Item #101650
  • Calypso Coral cardstock - Item #122925
  • Soft Suede Ink - Item #115657
  • Crumbcake Seam binding - Item #12332
  • Rue Des Fleurs Stamp Set - Item #125487
  • Designer Frames Embossing Folder - Item # 123130
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack - Item #118309
  • Everyday Enchantment DSP - FREE from Sale-A-Bration catalog!

................. Until tomorrow!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tea Shoppe

This card contains a great technique that I would LOVE to teach you!!   It is called Joseph's Coat!

This is one of the many incredible projects on display at the SU! Leadership conference.

I particularly love the color combination.  It really does give you an Asian feel, doesn't it?  This really is a genius design.  Using and exacto knife or hobby blade, a straight cut is made along the top of the tea cup so that an actual tea bag can be slid in between the layers!  This makes it a gift and card all in one!

..........Until tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sale-A-Bration 2012!

As you may recall, Sale-a-bration 2012 officially began yesterday, January 24, 2012!  Something for everyone -the shopper, the hostess, the demonstrator - I can help meet your needs for creativity and FREE Stampin' Up! products!!!   Click on the calendar to the right to look at my upcomming class schedule, or to select a date to book a private girls night out (my place or yours) or better yet give yourself the gift of change and control when you start your own business as a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator on my team of Stamp-Patty's!!!   

Click on the SAB catalog to the right and download a copy so that you can pick out your FREE items today!  Remember, each $50 you spend as a customer entitles you to and item of your choice from this catalog!

As a hostess, with a $400 workshop, you will receive a SAB hostess bundle!  It includes 3 items from this brochure!!!  They include the Designer Series Paper,  Ribbon & Brad package, and the Fresh Vintage Stamp set!!!

Join my team during SAB for ONLY $125!!!  Customers often ask me, do you have a kit that I can get?  The BEST kit you can get is the SU! starter kit!  This includes more than $350 worth of SU! product for only $125!! You decide how your kit is configured!!  What are you waiting for?  Join me today!!!  I NEED you!!

Because my post is Sale-A-Bration themed, I couldn't resist sharing a sample today with SAB products!

 The card to the left is created using the gorgeous DSP!  In addition the stamped image (in versamark) in the left corner is the Fresh Vintage stamp set!

The box below also uses the Every Day Enchantment DSP and the Fresh Vintage stamp set.  In addition it is a great showcasing of product made using our Big Shot!

The box and the embossed oval frame are both done using the Big Shot!!

................. Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

UDI Color Challenge #71 - Blossom Punch

So excited about this week's colors!  Any of you that know me, know that these are my absolute favs!!!!

This week we are working with:

  • Melon Mambo
  • Regal Rose
  • Whisper white
  • Basic Black

Today's project shows a great use for our new Blossom Punch (found in the Occasions Mini catalog)!

If you look closely at the "butterfly" on this card, you will notice that it is actually the Blossom Punch that as had two petals --one on the top and one on the bottom -- have been snipped out!

The strip of black paper with the white stamped band is from the Fleurs de Rue stamp set!  Of course the antique brad finishes it off nicely!

............ Until tomorrow!

Monday, January 23, 2012

MDS Monday - Bring on the Love......

It is getting close to Valentine's Day, so our theme this week is all about the hearts!!

I am sharing another page from the Chenail family calendar!  This is our February page.  As you all know, February is the month for Valentine's Day.  It is also my sister-in-law's birthday month!

I created this page using the Love Note DSP and the stamp set called Calendar Kids.

I have EXCITING news for all of you! If you do not own My Digital Studio (MDS), Stampin' Up!'s digital scrapbooking product, you can get it for
FREE for a 30-day trial starting February 1st!  If you decide to take advantage of this great opportunity, I will offer a free introduction class to show you how to use it!

Contact me for details!

.................. Until tomorrow!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Leadership 2012 - Day 4

Wow!   Can hardly believe that my time in San Antonio has come to a close!  The last day and a half has been crazy fun!!  Friday was the final day at the convention center and it was filled with lots of fun announcements and give aways!  

Scott Neilsen - SU! CFO shows off his Salsa Dancing on main stage!

Wow!   Can hardly believe that my time in San Antonio has come to a close!  The last day and a half has been crazy fun!!  Friday was the final day at the convention center and it was filled with lots of fun announcements and give aways!

As I mentioned yesterday, we had a fun night planned and I certainly was NOT kidding!   We started 
out having dinner at Dick's Last Resort!  Have you ever been there?

I am the only one of my group that had ever been to Dick's so I was the only one that knew what they were in for!  Talk about FUN and FUNNY!!!  Unfortunately, I can't share the sordid details with you as they can be offensive.  Just know that we had a blast.  After dinner we ventured down the Riverwalk and found a happening spot!  The music was great and we danced the night away!

So when you are reading this, I will be making my way back to the East Coast!  I will miss my time here in TX and I will miss my friends but I know I will see them all in a few months in Disney!

Let me leave you with a great project to inspire you!

............ Until tomorrow!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Leadership 2012 -- Day 3

Hey stamping friends!  How y'all doin?  What do you think of my Texan accent?  lol
How about breakfast in the shape of Texas?

Today was an awesome day at Leadership!!!  Some incredible announcement about new products and new opportunities for both demonstrators and customers!!!

How would you like a FREE 30-day trial of My Digital Studio?  How about a FREE class with me to learn how to use it?  Wait, that's not all, how about if you LOVE MDS as much as me and decide to keep it after the 30 days that I buy you a digital download?!!!! Well you have that opportunity starting February 1st!  Yup, that's right!  Try it FREE!!

 Our lunch today was a beautiful sit-down, hot meal.  We had our first course of salad and then some great grilled chicken, fresh green beans and roasted tomatoes as well as homemade mac n cheese!  You can see the fabulous chocolate dessert that was made for us too!

Our group of lunch mates grew as the days progressed!

During the final session, Chad, VP of Information Technology rode in on the stage on a brand new Harley!!  AWESOME!!

How's this for an awesome bike?!!!  Holy mackerel!  Love the candy apple red the best!
Well, we are off to dinner now so I will have LOTS of "fun" pictures to share with you tomorrow!

I will leave you with a great idea of what to do with all those buttons!  How about his fantastic bracelet?  It is made with 12mm silver jump rings and the Brights collection designer buttons!

.............Until tomorrow!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Leadership Conference - Day 2

Wow!  What a day!  Early rising morning so that we could attend General Session at 8:30!  Got off to a bit of a slow start but boy did Stampin' Up! make up for it!  LOTS of FREE product was given away! So far I have 4 new stamp sets, rhinestones, pearls, the new big pearls, ribbons, and an MDS digital download CD!!!  So glad I left extra room in my suitcase!

Lots of BIG announcements from the main stage this morning too!  A brand new product was unveiled and we even got an opportunity to see it up close and play with it!  In addition there are big changes coming to the SU! catalogs, product lines, etc.!

General session was followed up by a sit-down lunch of tex-mex chicken, salad greens, seasoned corn and chipotle ranch dressing.  Of course it wouldn't be a SU! event without dessert!

Our afternoon consisted of classes, photographing LOTS of samples, and visiting with friends!  We headed back to the hotel to have some refreshments, dinner, and then an evening of STAMPING!!!

Here is a great sample for you to enjoy too!

............. Until tomorrow!

Leadership 2012 - Day 1

Hey everyone!  To say I am exhausted already is an understatement!!  After several airplane delays and a near miss connecting flight, I arrived in San Antonio at my hotel around 1:00 am.  After getting settled and visiting with my roommate I think I finally got to sleep at 4:00 am!  When the alarm sounded at 7:00 I thought, Oh no, this isn't happening!  LOL  Of course, you know me...couldn't waste any time!  Had to get to the convention center for an action packed day!

Yesterday was check in day, the day where you get the bag of goodies!!
The bag is made with some fabric that  be in an upcoming catalog -- so enjoy this sneak peek!!  You will notice that there are buttons on this bag--these "undo" and the bottom portion of the bag comes of and is reversable!  while it is attached they are GREAT exterior pockets!

After our check in, we proceeded to the make and take area to sit and stamp for 2-1/2 hours!  We arrived and received a BIG bag FULL of stampin supplies.  There were 9 projects to be made!!!  Of course there was no way to finish all of them.  They were awesome projects and guess what girls....I have a new class idea planned for you!  I think you're going to like it!!  Anyway, when we arrived at the make and take area, we were pleasantly surprised with a special gift from Shelli!

This fabric portfolio coordinates with our bag!  In addition an incredible chocolate concoction (which I am proud to say that I have NOT eaten!)

Not to worry, I am going to share one of the make & take items with you!

In our Leadership bag we received two stamp sets from the Occasions Mini;  Mixed Bunch and Loving Thoughts.  In addition we got the awesome flower die cuts in our make and take packages!

This card is much more attractive in person than I was able to capture in this photo!

After make and takes, I was part of a focus group -- sorry can't talk about the details of it!

For the evening we were treated to a private performance and the Lila Cockral Theater!

We enjoyed a great show with the Chinese Acrobats!

Dawn Rapsas, Me, Rachel Urkanen, Kristyne Brandt, Deb Naylor

Me & Kris