Posts Tagged ‘Stampin’’

8-10 B 
This sample is made using Friends are Forever Stamp Set.


8-10 C
This sample features the Friends are Forever Stamp Set and the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder


8-10 a
This sample features the new Pear Pizazz Stampin' Up! Color and the Watercolor Trio stamp set that is in the Summer Mini.  Remember only a few more weeks to order from the Summer Mini!  

I love what I do and one of my favorite things is to plan projects for Stampin' Up! Parties and classes.  There are so many ideas it is hard to narrow it down.   In July I featured the stamp set Friends are Forever.  Just imagine being able to enjoy sitting down and stamping a card for your good friend.  Think how special she will feel when she opens it and knows that in your busy life you took time to stamp her a card, just for her.  No matter if you are an expert stamper or new to stamping a Stampin' Up! party attending a party and making a hand stamped card is always fun.  Be sure and check out my calendar of events to attend an upcoming class or book your own party today, your friends will thank you for years to come! 



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My downline The Definitely Diva Stampers are amazing!  We had our quarterly Stamp &
Share on Saturday.  Th
ey surprised me with the most beautiful Flowers, cake and cards for my Birthday.   I wanted to share the amazing bouquet, while some of the colors are soon to retire… their beauty will last forever. 

At Stampin’ Up!®, color is an important part of our identity.   It’s fundamental to your ability to create and be creative. That also means that it’s important for you to be able to stay up-to-date with the trends in color to keep your artwork fresh and exciting.   That’s why Stampin' Up! has worked so hard to present you with the Color Renovation— a refreshing, updated color palette! 

The New Color Collections are: Brights, Naturals, Rich and Subtles

Click Chart above to
download and print your own!

There will be 40 core colors (rather than 48 + neutrals). This will make it easier to have more accessories that match all your colors.

Current Stampin' Up Colors

  • Regal Rose
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Real Red
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Night of navy
  • Not Quite Navy
  • Always Artichoke
  • Garden Green 
  • More Mustard
  • Bravo Burgundy
  • So Saffron
  • Certainly Celery
  • Bashful Blue
  • Perfect Plum
  • Rose Red
  • Pretty in Pink

Five all new colors

  • Early Espresso
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Cajun Craze
  • Marina Mist
  • Daffodil Delight

7 Returning In-Colors (which many of you already have)

  • Baja Breeze
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Riding Hood
  • River Rock
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Pacific Point

3 Currant In-Colors

  • Soft Suede
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Melon Mambo

We will say a fond farewell to…

  • Glorious Green
  • Green Galore
  • Gable Green
  • Yo Yo Yellow
  • Only Orange
  • Pink Passion
  • Pixie Pink
  • Orchid Opulence
  • Lovely Lilac
  • Brilliant Blue
  • Close to Cocoa
  • Creamy Caramel
  • Really Rust
  • Ruby Red
  • Cameo Coral
  • Summer Sun
  • Bordering
  • Blue Ballet Blue
  • Taken with Teal
  • Handsome Hunter
  • Pale Plum
  • Blush Blossom
  • Apricot Appeal
  • Barely Banana
  • Mellow Moss
  • Sage Shadow
  • Almost Amethyst
  • Lavender Lace
  • Basic Brown
  • Going Gray

That is a lot of farewells, but I am sure you will love working with the luscious collections giving you new and vibrant choices.
The changes will take effect with the new release of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.

Be sure and contact me to stock up on your favorite colors that are leaving (and don't forget the reinkers)!

Farewell Chart

Fond farwell
Click Chart above to
download and print your own!

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01-10 side view

Each Month I  hand stamp a card and send
it to the Top Ten Demonstrators in sales in my Definitely Diva Stampers
group.  I wanted to share those who made this achievement and also the
card I sent to them.  I am a bit behind as Sale-a-brations really gets to be a busy time of life which is good! 

  1. Diane Noble
  2. Kris Sanders
  3. Paulette Dunn
  4. Deb Klaphake
  5. Barb Voss
  6. Joanna Middendorf
  7. Tammara Miller
  8. Julie Rutter
  9. Carody Kidwell
  10. Michelle Lembcke

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Thank you to everyone who stopped by for my Holiday Tea in December.  It was so fun to share some homemade Christmas goodies with you and a Make and Take.  The Make & Take was to get everyone thinking about Valentines since it is just around the corner.  Now is the time to start thinking about which stamp set and paper you want to use for your Valentines.  Get your wish list ready and order your things in January to get a head start.


Special Offer: Heart Treat Cups

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our new Heart Treat Cups coordinate
perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch. Contact me to learn more about this fantastic new product and to place your order!

Holiday Day Tea Winner!

Gloria Geisenhof was the lucky winner of the drawing for the free level one hostess stamp set Patterned Pines.


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Workshops are still one of the most fun events that I  do.  Everyone seems to have a great time seeing old friends, making new friends and seeing what  Stampin' Up! product I am going to feature this month.  In August the featured items was the Animal Stories Stamp Set, Tall Tales Designer Series Paper and the Latte Designer Buttons.  And I don't want to forget my favorite toy of all The Big Shot.  In the first sample I used the new Final Press Textured Folder you can see the detail on the right hand flap of the card.  Don't have The Big Shot yet… OMG, join my Big Shot Club CLICK HERE  for more information!  You will never be sorry.

Sample 1

08-09 B

Sample 2

08-09 A

I wanted to share some stampin' friends with you.   Some of these wonderful women have been hosting and attending workshops since I first started 11 years ago.   Some of these women didn't know each other in the beginning, but by attending workshops & classes they have formed life long friendships beyond stamping.  Through cancer treatments, illnesses, hard times, illnesses of spouses and much more they are there for one another.  

My customers have also been the greatest support in the trials of life and also help celebrate the joys in our life…the greatest being our children moving back to MN and the arrival of our two incredible Granddaughters.   

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I was sooo…. excited when stampin' demo friend Sue Hyer emailed and said she was going to be in MN and wanted to drop by for a quick visit.  Sue lives in the state of VA and we meet on cruise several years ago.  Cruise friends are very special as you get to spend quality time together year after year.  She tried to visit last year in April when she was in MN visiting family, but can you believe we had a snow storm and she wasn't able to make it to my house.  I told her that I think August would be safe we haven't had any significant snow fall in August!  

It has been a hectic summer and with only a few hours before her arrival I thought I don't have a gift.  I knew what ever it was it would have to be quick and easy.  So I decided to make her a Top Note photo album to remember her trip to MN. 

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Back copy

For complete details and list of supplies click here

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Piggy bank

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