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It's a Few of My Favorites

With the New Year upon us, it's time to reflect on a few of my favorite creations. My family celebrated my daughter's Sweet 16 as well as a stay in Hawaii for my daughter's dance company. My nephew also got married. These occasions certainly helped me get into some creativity in stamping. I hope you enjoy.

Well before Sam's Sweet 16, our family flew to Hawaii for her dance company trip. This dance group takes a great trip every two years. We were lucky to be able to go. While there, my other daughter, Julianne celebrated her 18th birthday. I used the Botanical Gardens bundle for her card (Retired). I hope you enjoy.

The heart of our trip was for my daughter to have some great experiences with her dance company. They go to workshops, perform at places, and well just have some fun. I captured a few pictures to keep these memories. Project Life by Stampin' Up! makes everything so easy.  Enjoy!

One of the most recent events was my nephew,…
It's the Most Wonderful Time of The Year Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, I just love this time of year. Everybody seems to have a little more pep in their steps and smiles on their faces. I wanted to share some of those smiles with a few stamping friends. They were over for a Monday stamp class. I hope you enjoy. Don't forget to hop along on the blog to see all of the other wonderful Blogging Friends. This month Brian King has joined us which is so great! Welcome Brian.

Year End Blowout Sale
I love this time of year when Stampin' Up! retires some holiday items to concentrate on the New Year and Sale-A-Bration. Beginning today through January 3rd, Stampin' Up! is having a great sale on retiring holiday products, clearance rack products, as well as many other wonderful things. Be sure to check out the savings.

Stampin' Up! will have stamps sets available until December 21st and then until they last. All accessories on sale are until supplies last, so be su…
And the Winner is...  Layout Challenge Hi Everyone, last month I put out a layout challenge using Designer Series Paper for your chance to win a free package of DSP. Well I want to share the winning project from Christi McNeil. She sent in more than one project, so I hope you like her designs.

I think that putting out design challenges invites you to get out your stamping materials and get your creativity flowing. Are you ready for a new challenge? You can enter to win a choice of any ribbon in the current catalogs. Here is the new template for you to refer to when creating your project. Simply create and send me your project as an attachment to me at If you would prefer to send me your project through the mail, simply e-mail me for details. 
This Month's Layout Design Contents Design and get your project to me no later than November 30th. Be sure I have your e-mail contact for keeping in touch if you win.Share this contest with a friend, so more participateProj…
Let's Get Christmas On Time to get working on your holiday list Hi Everyone, It is definitely time to get working on your holiday projects from cards to tags and bags, this is the season to put on that wonderful music and get crafting! I was just at a fun scrapbooking event with friends. We got together to work on projects. I share my Project Life things and had two "make-n-take" projects to share. Boy there were some wonderful people there really creating wonderful memories. The "make-n-takes" I shared were two simple Christmas cards that were quick and easy to make. The angel card gave everyone a chance to do a little coloring with pencils and blender pens. I love my blender pens!

  It certainly was a nice day getting to know other great crafters. I'm inspired to get more into my Project Life memory keeping.  Have you gotten out your supplies and created a card using DSP and the template I previously mentioned in my blog? It's your chance to win a…
Designer Series Paper Palooza Here's your chance to share and win Hi Everyone, I'm so excited about Stampin' Up's promotion on Designer Series Paper (DSP)! I usually always craft with it. I love the dimension and richness that DSP gives to a project. Let the paper be the star in your card making and memory keeping. You can get a free package of DSP with the purchase of 3. This is a perfect time to stock up and save! Here is your chance to win a package of DSP. I am looking for people to join in submitting a project using the template below as your inspiration. Simply create a project and share it with me. I will submit yours and the chosen winner will get to choose any package of DSP from the Annual Catalog or Holiday Catalog. Here are the details: Create a project using the included template. Be sure to include DSP on your project. Upload and share the project with me at I will post your project and any others I receive. Then I will ask my stamping fr…
Fall is in the Air with World Card Making Day
Blogging Friends Blog Hop Thanks for joining us in another Blogging Friends Blog Hop. We are demonstrators from all over the world who love Stampin' Up! and creativity. There is no better time than the fall season as kids get back into school, leaves change colors, and the weather gets a little crisp. In the Pacific Northwest, we begin to see more gray in the sky too. This month we are celebrating the Holiday Catalog as well as World Card Making Day. I hope you enjoy all the posts you visit today. Simply click on the icon below or a person's name to continue in the hop. For my projects, I really wanted to focus on Halloween. I love October and the excitement of pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating. My daughters are 19 and 16, so they really don't dress up and go out trick-or-treating, but my 16 year old is excited to host a party this year with a friend. I hope you enjoy my "trick-or-treat" projects.

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The Weather is a Changing Hi Everyone, The weather has been changing, and I've noticed our days getting shorter. That time for gathering with friends and creating wonderful stamped projects is certainly here. One of the things I just love is getting together with my friends to have a "shoe box swap". This gives my friends and customers a chance to be the idea maker. Each person designs a card and then puts all the supplies in a box so that everyone else can make their card. We come together with snacks to share and just have a great time trading boxes and creating. I wanted to share some of the projects that were created. I wanted to share a video of Kris Miller sharing her project that is a holiday one using the Christmas Pines bundle. Enjoy.

 As you can see I have lots of Halloween fans that are stamping friends. I really wanted to do Halloween too, but I know there would be plenty, so I opted for the fall with the Christmas Pines bundle. If you have any Halloween f…