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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Birthday celebration

It's my birthday weekend and my husband has arranged a weekend away....check out these photos, can you guess where he has taken me?  I having a blast!

Friday, July 19, 2013

First day of convention! Riverton, convention bag, stamps, & much more!

Hi friends!

I am having so much fun at the 2013 Stampin' Up! 25th anniversary convention hanging out with my stamping pals Susan and Chris.

We took the tour of the Stampin' Up! home office in Riverton...I had my picture taken at the big rock in front of the building....plus we snapped a few other photos.

We received our convention bags...a lovely back pack celebrating the silver anniversary and the popular quatre fancy design.

But the fun wasn't over yet....prize patrol found Chris! She received Modern Medley DSP along with s few other great products. Then Shelli Gardiner, Stampin Up Owner and CEO, gave everyone the Tags 4 You stamp set.

The theme of this convention is Be the Difference and we participated in several opportunies to put this in practice after the main presentation---we participated in a Guinness World Record effort to send the most cards from one place (and broke the record!), created birthday paper craft items and boxed them to be delivered to sick childern celebrating birthdays at Children's Hospital. I made a differnce thanks to Stampin Up!

And the fun continues tomorrow!

Stamping is fun...and convention is fabulous!!!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Swapping on the way to Stampin' Up! 2013 Convention

Hi friends!

Just a quick note....I am in Salt Lake City for the 2013 Stampin' Up! convention. It's a special year as the company celebrates it's 25th anniversary.

I met up with several other demos on their way to convention during a lay-over in the Dallas Ft Worth airport...and just had to share!

created byHelen Robinson

created by Roz Gorski

created by Liz Orr

I made 64 swaps....here is a photo of them:

More updates to come!

Stamping is fun....convention is even funner!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Stamp Class tonight and other Stampin' Up! news

Hey friends!

A quick reminder---birthday card class is tonight, 7 to 9pm; make 4 cards, 1 each of 4 designs. Tuition is $10 (or FREE with a minimum $25 order). Please RSVP asap if you are attending.
Stampin Up! News
  • DSP Sale through July 31st buy 3 sets and get the 4th FREE (does NOT include specialty DSP); details here.
  • Ready.Set.Send. Stampin' Up! is now offering pre-made cards; click here to check them out and never be without a card again!
  • It's a fabulous time to join my Stampin' Up! team---select $125 in products, pay just $99 AND select a project kit as a gift! Whether you are looking to make extra cash or want a discount on quality stamping products this is a great deal. More details here.
Upcoming events
Open House
  • Thursday, July 25th, 5 - 8pm,  (please note date change, now on THURSDAYstop by, make a couple of Make & Takes, see card samples I picked up at Stampin' Up! convention, hear the latest Stampin' Up! news, etc. RSVP to receive a special gift.

Classes (unless otherwise stated, tuition is $10 or FREE with a minimum $25 order)
Space is limited, so  contact me TODAY to reserve your spot!

  • July 15th, Birthday cards
flower shop

mosaic madness

rev up the fun

You're Amazing
  • Aug 12th, Thinking of You/Sympathy
  • Sept 18, Halloween cards & treats
  • Sept 23, autumn wreath (tuition To Be Determined)
  • Oct 1, cupcake punch cards
  • Oct 23, Thanksgiving/Thank You cards
Stamping is fun!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Swim meet

Opening ceremony from the swim meet this morning. Emma got to carry the flag while the national anthem played. Very cool!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Tiny Dancers

Hey friends!

My daughter and her cousins participated in a dance camp this past week. The highlight of the camp was a performance where the dancers showed off their hard work and new skills.

The photos from the performance are not that great because I had to turn off the flash---so between the dancers' movement and my shaky hand, there some very blurry pictures! Anyway, there was a variety of dance styles in the show--modern, ballet, jazz, etc.

I am so proud of the girls! Below are a few photos that I'm sharing....sorry about the poor quality :)

the cousins

chorus line


hair & make up lessons were included

having fun

group number

fabulous choreography

I hope you are having a fun summer, too!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!! Celebrating the land of the free and the home of the brave

Hello friends!

It's 4th of July! A day to celebrate---our freedoms, our service men and women, our veterans, and our way of life. What better way to do that than to throw a parade!

If you don't have a parade near you, enjoy these photos I took at our local parade this morning. Our parade draws participants from a variety of groups....veterans, politicians, neighborhoods, local businesses, schools, families, churches, car enthusiasts, sports teams, scouts, etc.

Happy Birthday to the US!

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Diaper cake for a baby shower gift

Hi friends!

A few weeks ago I saw a really super cute baby shower gift made from disposable baby diapers. So when a shower was planned for a colleague I decided to make my own. I searched youtube for directions to make a cake of my own; I mostly followed this video. While my first effort isn't too shabby, it does have a noticeable tilt; I think if I practice a bit more I could make a pretty awesome diaper cake!

I used some retired Stampin' Up! designer series paper (DSP) (raspberry tart) and coordinating ribbon as accents. The happy couple are expecting a girl but mom is not a fan of pink, so I chose colors that complemented rose red, with kiwi kiss being the main color....what do you think of my first effort??

I used a box of 106 size 1 disposable diapers and decorated the layers with a set of bath toys and stretchy headbands that had small bows.
3-layer diaper cake

bath toys used as decorations

wrapped in a basket bag

topped with a princess bath duck water thermometer