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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Disney Layout for 2 28 13 Scrapbooking Class

Disney...the happiest place on earth!  We got to experience Disneyland this month with our kids and grandkids.  It's so much fun to see Disneyland through the eyes of a child.  I can't wait to get my photos on this fun page.

Just a few details...

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, So Saffron
DSP:  Polka Dot Parade (#126902), Summer Smooches (#125409)
Big Shot:  3 1/2" (121811), 3" (122125), Buttons Sizzlit (#113440), Serif Alphabet (retired), Dress Up Framelits (#130101), Peek-a-Boo Frames Die (non SU)
Punch:  Mickey (non SU), star (retired), 2 1/2" circle  (#120906),
1 3/8" square (#119877)
Ribbon:  Polka Dot (retired)

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Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Basics Online Course by Stampin' Up is Available Now!

"The Basics" from Stampin' Up is an online course that you can order on my Stampin' Up website,  Stampin' Up has just made this available through Stampin' Up Demonstrators to order for $14.95 Item # 133385  Just Click Here to Order
Click:  Products
Click:  Shop Now
Click:  New Arrivals (view all)
Click:  "The Basics"

You download "The Basics" and save it to your computer.  Choose "other application" when asked. 

There are over 30 projects with instructions, complete supply lists and some Videos.   The downloadable course is divided into six categories:

  • Stamping Basics
  • the Stamp-a-majig
  • Masking
  • Embossing
  • Markers & watercoloring
  • Big shot and punches
I've purchased mine and it looks like a great tool and resource.  You will be able to access it again and again..  You will also be able to download it immediately and start using it after you purchase it.  There are no shipping charges because this is a computer download.

Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vintage Layout for February 21st Scrapbooking Class

This is the layout for this week.  I had a request for a Wine Tasting page layout.  We've got a little "Wine and Roses" here.  You can choose a different title and it will work for anything pretty!  Here are some of the details...

Card Sock:  Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit
DSP:  First Edition, SAB Sycamore Street (*)
Stamp Set:  Blooming with Kindness, SAB Madison Avenue (*)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot:  Two Tags Bigz Die, Petal Bigz Die, SAB Vine Street Embossing Folder (*), Typeset Alphabet Bigz
Ribbon:  Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread
Roses:  5/8" Flower Trim (Spring Catalog)

(*) You get to choose a free Sale-a-bration item when you order $50 in current Stampin' Up product (before S&H and tax).
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Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Stamp Class Projects Monday February 25th

These are the projects that we will be making on Monday, February 25th in my morning and evening Stamp Classes. 

Project #1:  Dress Form Birthday Card

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral
DSP:  Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (new from Spring Catalog p. 3 #129311)  Colors in DSP:  Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Paper Doily (New from the Spring Catalog p. 5 129339)
Big Shot:  Dress Up Framelits Dies (dress form) (New from the Spring Catalog p. 32 #130101)  Available in a bundle:  All Dressed Up Bundle #131095 Clear Mount; Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder
Punch:  Ticket Duo Builder
Stamp Set:  That's the Ticket
Ink:  Calypso Coral, White Craft
Tools:  Brayer
Accents:  5/8" Flower Trim (New in Spring Catalog #126869), Pearls 119247

Project #2:  Birthday Card

Card Stock:  So Saffron, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, First Edition
Big Shot:  Apothecary Framelits
Punch:  Bitty Flower, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon
Accents:  Pearls
Stamp Set:  You're Amazing
Ink:  Island Indigo

If you would like to order any of the products listed above on line at please use this Hostess Code:  BFYXP7DV, if your order is less than $150.   This will benefit my next Club Hostess.  If your order is $50 or more and you use the Hostess Code BFYXP7DV, you will receive one of each of the cards that are featured above in this post.  You will also be able to select a Sale-a-bration item for free from Stampin' Up.  This offer expires on February 27th when the Club Order closes.  Contact me through my Stampin' Up Website with your contact information to receive your cards.   Your order must be submitted on my Stampin' Up Website at:

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Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Love Letter to My Family

My mom wrote a love letter to her family before she passed away on October 23rd this year.  My husband found this letter on her computer.  We gave a copy of this letter to each of the members of the family at the graveside service for mom.  The first paragraph is a follows:

"Because you may be wondering why I am writing to you, I'll give you a little background.  The reasons are piling up to the point that I feel that it is something I must do-write a love letter to my family.  You see, I love you so much that it would be a shame not to tell you in a concrete and lasting way before I am no longer here or no longer able to do so."

I will not submit the whole letter.  However, I would like to share portions of it so that more people may benefit from her words.

"The most important things that I do have been inspired by God, my loving Heavenly Father.  Not only are they begun by Him, but they are enabled by Him, and finished by Him through me.  Have you ever felt strongly that you should do something but didn't know how or where to begin?  I have.  This verse helped me:  I Thessalonians 5:24--Faithful is he who calls you, who will also do it. (through you)  You are important to Him."

"He created you and chose you for His purpose.  He is all-knowing, all powerful and everywhere present.  There is no other God but the great Triune yet only One, "I AM", which He calls himself because it is always present time with Him.  He is the sovereign of the universe, He owns everything and controls with only good intentions.  His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and His ways are greater than our ways, so we may not always understand Him, but when we need to know, His Spirit, known as the Holy Spirit will help us to comprehend or assure us His motives are pure."

"If you are too young to perceive what I am saying, just wait, in His timing it will suddenly appear clear like crystal and you will say "Aha!  How wonderful, too wonderful for mere man to have conceived on his own."  I hope that time will occur earlier than later.  It is better to be wise than to say "if only I had learned that before".  May I suggest that you look up and memorize these verses of scripture, which also expresses my desires". 

Psalms 25:4-5: 

Show me your ways, O Lord,
Teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth, and teach me;
For You are God my Savior, and
My hope is in You all day long.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Day at Disneyland

We had a wonderful time at Disneyland with our grandkids this week.  We started the day in California Adventure.  We got our Fast Pass to the World of Color Show first thing.  We had a great view of the water show in the blue section.  That's how we ended a great day.  Let me tell you how we spent the day time hours.  First we rode the Soarin' California ride.  We love that one!  Then we met up with the kids and enjoyed the kids rides.  They were really fun.  The roller coaster in Toon Town was just fast enough for me but not too wild!  Ty and Carter loved it and wanted to do it again!  I loved going on the Jungle boat ride at night!  Carter was thrilled to see all the animals, snakes and wild things!  They gave him a special gift of a map of the trip on the Jungle Boat.  He was so excited and happy to show it to anyone who would look! 

I really wanted to get the kids with Mickey and that happened at the end of a great day!  We were the last ones to get our photo with Mickey.  Ty was thrilled.  It couldn't have been better! 

We are so glad that we spent the day at Disneyland with the kids.  It was priceless!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Monday, February 11th Stamp Class Projects Plus a Sale-a-bration Offer

These are the projects that we will be making next time in my Stamp Classes.   Here are some of the details...
Project #1:  Masculine Birthday Card (Inspired byAnn Schach 7/29/12):  This card is going to be for my Dad's birthday next week.  Now I'm set!  I think he will really like this card.  When you make yours, you can choose "friend", "brother", or "son" to name a few of the terms for relatives in the Stamp Set, "Family Reunion".  It's a great set.
Card Stock:  Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Cordination Early Espresso Specialty Paper
DSP:  Fan Fair
Stamp Set:  Tool Shed Background Stamp, Blue Ribbon, Family Reunion
Ink:  Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red
Punches:  2 1/2" Circle, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" circle, 1 1/4" circle
Big Shot:  Wood Grain Embossing Folder
Tool:  Sanding System
Project #2:  Card Holder (Inspired by Erica Cerwin)
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black
DSP:  (retired) Mocha Morning Specialty Paper
Stamp Set:  Lovely Letters, (retired) Vintage Labels, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Craft Black
Big Shot:  (retired) Daisy Bigz Die
Punches:  1 3/8" circle, Small Oval, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/4" circle, 2 1/2" circle
Tools:  Simply Scored, Diagonal Scoring Plate, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
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If you order online at my 24/7 Online Store on the Stampin' Up Website a minimum of $50 before S&H and tax, you will receive a free Sale-a-bration item from Stampin' Up plus the Masculine Tool Shed Birthday card with envelope shown above (post dated February 7, 2013.  You must order by March 22, 2013 in order to qualify for this offer.  Also, you must leave a comment below and send me an email at indicating that you want the card.  Now's a great time to order during Sale-a-bration!  Note the Sale-a-bration easy-to-read flyer at the top of the post!  These are items you can choose at no cost for every $50 you order (before S&H and tax) on my online store.
Thanks again for looking! 

Home Sweet Home Scrapbooking Class Layout for 2 7 13

This is the layout for this week.  It's good for anything to do with the home.  Suggestions:  home remodel, cooking, family gathering, tea party for friends, home is where the heart is...
Here are some of the details... 
Card StockPretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Specialty Paper:  Early Espresso Coredinations, First Edition
DSP:  Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
SAB:  Happy Hello Simply Sent Card Kit
Tool:  Simply Scored Tool Borders Scoring Plate (New Spring Catalog Item # 126192), Sanding System
Big Shot:  New Type Alphabet, Sweet (non-SU)
Hearts A Flutter Framelits
Accents:  5/8" Flower Trim (New Spring Catalog #126869)
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Thanks for visiting today!  Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Day at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo

We had a wonderful time with the grandkids on the weekend.  We were very impressed with the Zoo.  We would highly recommend it!  The kids didn't want to leave.  These are precious times!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly subscription program that anyone can enjoy! 
So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
  • Join no later than March 10th to receive the very first kit, to be shipped March 15th
  • Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator: Karen Angel (Clovis, CA 93619)
  • When you join, please send me a quick email to let me know. And I'll send you a thank you card!
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Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!


Friday, February 1, 2013

Best of 25 Years February Stamp Set

For Stampin' Up's 25 year anniversary, they are bringing back some of their favorite stamp images from the last quarter century.  They are combining them into 12 sets which will release one set per month during 2013.  Along with the great classic images, a never-before seen image is included. 
Best of Love Item # 132987 Price:  $14.95
Hang on to your 25 year proof of purchase sticker, and adhere it to the SU collectors card below.  For every six Best of sets you buy, you can send in your collectors card for a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95  Must be redeemed by April 30, 2014
If you would like to order this set, please click on my Stampin' Up website for my 24/7 Online Store.  Click Products
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Thanks for visiting today! 

Sent with Love Special Offer

During this limited-time offer, you can purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper-or bundle them for a special 20 perent discount!
Use the Sent with Love product suite to make an array of travel-themed projects; it's sure to be a hit!
You can order this on my 24/7 Online Store at

Sent with Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set*
Sent with Love Designer Series Paper*
Pretty Bundle* Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine at a 20 percent discount!
Sent with Love Digital Kit Coordinates with the Sent with Love products. Not included in the Pretty Bundle.
*Only available through April 30, 2013

Monday, February 4th Stamp Class Projects

These are the projects that we will be making on Monday, February 4th in my Stamp Classes.
Project #1:  Valentines or Other Occasions Card
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals
DSP:  More Amore, First Edition Specialty
Stamps:  That's The Ticket (NEW in the Spring Catalog p. 27 #128075 Clear)  Hint:  the ticket will determine the occasion of the card.  Hearts are appropriate all year long, don't you think?
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder (NEW in Spring Catalog, p. 6, #129378), Hearts a Flutter Framelits (NEW in Spring Catalog, page 11, #130159) Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punch:  Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Accent: 5/8" Flower Trim  (NEW in Spring Catalog, p. 5 #126869) 
Project #2:  By the Tide Card
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Stamps:  By the Tide
Ink:  Soft Suede, Cameo Coral, Pool Party
Big Shot:  Perfect Polka Dots
Tools:  sponge
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Until next time, happy stampin' and scrappin'!