Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Yabba Dabba Doo! It's here and doesn't it look simply amazing! It is simply incredible with tons of new products. Be one of the first to recieve your copy!

* Call me to pick one up, cost-$7.00
* RSVP to my Open House, Hostess and Customer Apreciation Event, Saturday,
July 10, from 1-4pm
and reserve your copy....if you come to the
Open House, they will be free that day only to attendees!!!
* Join one of my Hostess 10 Clubs, and get one FREE
* Book a workshop, and I have a copy for you!!!!

Club Projects

Cindy did the demo and projects this past month at Rocky Mountain Inkslingers...and she did such a great job....The theme was Vintage....something I need to get more comfortable with...I love the look, and Cindy's projects were great!!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

RMI June Swap

Ever have one of those plan to get soo....much done...and everything you do, takes 2X longer then expected!!! That's me today!!! Well, I did get the swap as promised, all scanned in.....

These are Cindy's and Leatha's.....

I'm not sure who did this one...but I love it!!!
This one is a box by Nancy...and I apologize for the camera is in my purse...and I'm afraid if I take it out to use...I will forget to put it back...and I have a family reunion this Saturday...and would be so sad if I forgot my camera!!!

And lastly...this is my can you figure out what our theme was.....RED, WHITE, AND BLUE....WooHoo!!!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Catty's!!!!

Well....I was going to post pictures from the Swaps from Rocky Mountain Inkslinger for this past month...but, no sooner got started scanning...and the UPS Lady came....and guess what....the new catalogs are here!!!! WooHoo!!!! So I will be spending the rest of the evening getting these labeled, and divided up...and those that have to be mailed...ready to go out tomorrow!!! I will post one swap that I did get scanned...Theresa did these....this is how I feel right now!!! WooHoo!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stamper's 10 Club Projects!!!

Hello All...I think I'm finally coming up for air....Anyways....It's been a busy couple of weeks....but I think I'm getting caught up.....Tuesday I drove with Steven to Monte' Vista...he and an inspection at a Camp....and I didn't want him driving all that way we had a beautiful drive out, and on the way back...stopped for a fun lunch at a Brew Pub in Alamosa. Saw the fires east of the Great Sand Dunes...very scary!!! I'm off of work today...but tomorrow I have to go in early, and then leave direct from work to drive up to Ft Lupton for a workshop....busy, busy. Thought I would post the pictures of the projects from this months Stamper's 10.

First are the pictures of the projects we actually did.

This was a cute Favor Box using the Fancy Favors Die with the Big Shot, and one of my favorite sets, Circle Circus.

This was a fun Little Bear Card using a new fold. He.She's doing the Hula!!!

Some more Circle Circus...I'm lovin' this set...can you tell!!!

I loved blinging the butterfly on this one with Chunky Glitter!!!

And this one is blinged up with a rhinestone brad!!!

Last but not least....I showed them a Swing card using the Retiring Surfing set.Here's the outside.....

And here is the inside...OOOPPPSSS!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hello All

Hi everyone...sorry I haven't posted in a few days....Work is going great!!! I'm lovin' it. I will get some pictures of cards on here once I get caught up on all the workshops and classes I have coming up!!! Naturally, the job started at my busy time of year!!! I won't complain!!! Oh, and did I tell a call from the Census, asking me if I would come help out dong more Census work...It was enticing as the pay is so darn good...but I said enough on my plate!!! Cathy

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit Class

I love using the Simply Scrappin' Kits for this is a fun and easy class. you get the class for the cost of the Kit....and get to take all the left over pieces and parts home. We will be making 2 cards and a Candle wrap with this kit. Cost is $20.00 but I need paid registration by next Wednesday, June 23, so I can order the kits....Class meets on Friday, July 2, at 6:30.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Last minute orders

Hello pictures today...been busy trying to get the office straight after pulling so many items...and trying to get last minute orders things are starting to go fast....if you need anything....please don't wait, as I just put in a workshop and kept getting pop ups of htings no longer available, as I was trying ot close it out, and had to rework it about 4 times.....Stamp sets are fine...but accessories, especially papers and inks are going fast!!! But you are all gonna love the new is the best yet!!!! (I say that every year...but this one is truely great!!!)

Stated my new job yesterday...adn I love it!!! They had a catered lunch....they do that alot when Clients come into town...but it sure was a nice way to start off my first day there!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fun Day and Sneek Peek!!!

Hi was spent with my hubby...we did the Home Renovations, Parade of Home...and I like this one much better then the New Construction Parade....I loved each one...and learned something new at each one!!!! Hoping it will spure Steven onto getting the Laundry Room done...I so want it done!!! Or at the very least the front hall, finished makes the rest of the house look so UNDONE....

Here are some Sneek Peeks of the Technique classes I will be doing this week!!!

Remember...I would love to have you join us....The Tuesday night one meets 6/15/201, here at my house at 6:30....with a $2.00 materials fee....and the Friday night one meets 6/18/2010, at the Woodman Hills Rec Center the kitchen....6:00. Hope to see you!!! We learn a new technique each moth...make a page for our technique book, and then a card using the technique!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Club Cards!!!

We had our Friday Stamper's 10 Club last nite...and Laura brought some yummy treats to share with us all!!!! Here are the 2 projects that we made...

This first one was a little treat box using the Fancy Favors Die...this die will also hold 2 of the Milk Box it is very versatile....You can order it # 115965, $39.95, and it will be in the new catalog!!!

This Card is one of my favorite this year....Little Bear is doing the Hula....and we all survived the body piercing!!!!

Here are some more cards that I showed!!!

This one matched the Treat box we made...using the Circle Circus Set...this has become one of my favorites from this past is just so versatile...and you will be able to get it in the new catalog...#115778, $28.95.

This is another card using the same "Z" fold that we used for the Little Bear Card....Just a different orientation.

I love the simplicity of this don't have to go crazy to have a nice card!!!

And lastly...this card is a Swing card...I love the little guy who took a spill off of his surfboard!!!
All of these projects came from one of the DVD's that SU has available to us as demonstrators, and from the Demonstrator Section of the Web site.....if you would like to have access to these wonderful tools...think about becoming a demonstrator...You have until June 30 to take advantage of the $99 Kit offer. Check out my Blog for more information.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Last of the Shop Hop

Trying to get more of the new catalog catagorized, cleaned up, and reorganized today!!! Got all of the Classic Inc Pads, Spots and Re-inkers done yesterday, just need to finish up paper labels and the cardstock will be all done....So I guess I start on Markers today!!!

I won the Store Drawing for Scap 4 Less on the Shop Hop....and since they were on my way home....I swung by and got a great Cropper Hopper paper holder, and some Fasinators....It's hard for me to shop in a regular I want to get things I can use with my Stampin' Up!!! But I will put the Cropper Hopper to good use!!!

Then I had to go into Ruth's to get the Cling for my unmounted stamps...I also found it yesterday at Joannes...if you need some...although I think Ruth's is $1.00 cheaper.

OK....on to my reorganizing!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Quick Post!!!

Just a quicky today....I need to get ready for Stamper's 10 Club tonight!!!
Thought I would post the Make & Take that Lisa did at Creative Impressions for the Shop Hop....too Cute!!! Thanks Lisa...yours was the best!!!

I guess a Sneek Peek for tonight would be good too!!!

Hope to see everyone here tonite and tomorrow....if you are interested in my Stamper's 10 Clubs...we have 2 going right now and I have openings in both...and we would love to have you join us, as a guest to see what we are all about, or as a regular member. We have a blast....don't we girls!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shoppin' and Cleaning Out!!!

When I found out I got the job at Colorado Engineering...I thought...oh wardrobe is gonna need some spicing up....I've been out of work for so long....I had neglected it so..... Then I remembered I had a Kohl's coupon in my purse...their big sale started today....everything in the store is like 30-50% off...and then I had another coupon for 30% off if I used my Kohl's thought that was an omen, to at least go out and get an outfit for Monday!!! So I found a cute pair of dressy Capri Dockers, a gorgeous peach and burn't orange crinkly material blouse, and a matching sweater to go with it, a pare if slide sandles (I saw all sorts of cute thong type sandles...but can't do the flip flop thing...between my me an instant headache!!!) A great Hobo type purse to match the shoes...and a pair of earrings and a I am good to go!!!

Here is the goodie bag contents we got from my Sentaments Exactly on the Shop Hop....

Best news for last...The new Catalog arrived is gorgeous....and so I started the big purge!!! Stamp Sets are all sorted and reorganized....

I had been storing them on shelves, alphabetically by box size, and just stacked them up on each other...but since we have 5 different box sizes...I was wasting lots of time searching......

So now they are just sorted alphabetically, and stacked on the shelves like books...makes so much more sense!!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fun Day and more Shop Hop

Today was our Red Hatters Outing. We were tourists today and did the Garden of the Gods, saw the movie which was excellent, took the bus tour with a great tour guide, and then they provided us with an excellent lunch.....It was about 15 degrees cooler than it was great...just a little couldn't see the mountain, even though it was right there.....Forgot my camera....BooHoo!!! Stopped off at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on the way home...and got a neat bouncy chair for when Princess Emma is here!!! Now I don't have to worry about her rolling off the sofa!!!

Sorry these are scanned and not pictures...went to take pictures of them....and my batteries were too low...but this is the second stop of the Stampin' Shop Hop. WE went to My Sentaments Exactly....they are a Stamp Comapny here in the Springs...they usually only sell Wholesale...but opened their doors to us and let us rummage thru their warehouse....what fun...I found a bunch of Red Hat stuff so that is what I got....

Half of these are unmounted, so I had to stop off at Ruth's Fabric to get some Cling to make them so I could use them on my Acrylic Blocks....which was OK cause I found out that I had won the drawing from the first shop, which is next door to Ruth's, and on the way home.
We also got a goodie bag...but that will have to wait till my batteries are charged to post!!! I think I only spent about $6.00 for the, so far a pretty inexpensive day...which is great because I need to save my $$$ for Convention and to use in the New the way.....came while I was out today...and you are gonna love it ....truely the best one yet!!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Promotion Reminders!!!!

Mini Demonstrator Starter Kit- for $99 you can become a demonstrator and save money on your hobby, or make money for your family!
Clearance Rack -shop in my online store and visit the clearance rack for items up to 80% off!
Color Renovation - many of Stampin’ Up’s colors are retiring, and they are selling out! Don’t miss out on stocking up on your favorites!
Retiring Stamps and Accessories- You have until June 30 to order your favorite retiring stamp sets, and accessories are while supplies last!
Retiring Stamps - Retiring Accessories - Retiring Decor Elements

Blog Contest....and a big WooHoo!!!

Can you see me doing the Snoopy Happy Dance. I got a job offer this morning for the position at Colorado Engineering...and I am sooo...Happy!!! I start next Monday...and it will be part time to start and move to full time as I take on more responsibility. I love slower starts....seems like you retain more of the information you are learning!!!!

It is also the day we need to pick winners to our blog contest....for the cute little matchboxes with CHOCOLATE!!!!

Drumroll PLEASE!!!!! The winners are....Phyllis Clarkson and Elaine Normandy. Phyllis I will have yours' for you Friday, and Elaine...I will bring yours to RMI later this month. Congratulations.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Another Catch Up Day

Today was one of those days you use to casually catch up on things that need finishing up.....Thought I would post a few things I got for free at the first stop of the Shop Hop last week. We went to Scraps 4 Less. Being a Demonstrator...there wasn't anything I needed to get...although I would have loved to have had it all!!!!

WE hit a Milestome with Rusty....He gets so darn hot this time of year with that beautiful coat of his...and we have never been able to get him into the kiddie pool like we did with Max....but today...after much coaxing...SUCCESS!!!

And he loved it!!! Would only get out when Steven threw the frizbie!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A very HOT Day

Hello was one of my Stamp Clubs, annual garage sale....and boy was it hot out. I didn't have much this year...but will again next year as I will have all of these discontinued sets... which I will be posting for all of you on July 1 or there abouts!!! I am also going to be purging more accessories!!! That way I can get more of the new "stuff" to demo for all of you!!! Today I worked on Water Color Wonder Crayons....Boy did the box look empty with all the retiring crayons gone...even with the neutrals added in!!! Remember...if you book a workshop after July 1 you will get one of the brand new catalogs...which , speaking of....mine should be here any day now!!!

Was cleaning up my Stamp area...and came across this forgotten Mother's Day card....


Friday, June 4, 2010


Finally had a minute to go thru my stamp sets to see what I had that was being retired....I had thought not many....but they discontinued 122, I think...and I had 62 of those, so more then half....and I tried to do so good this year....fortunatly lots of those were free SAB sets....but still,,,my shelves are bare!!!
Here's the damage that will be up for sale come July 1!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Time for a Tip!!!

We haven't done any TIPS in a lets do one now!!!

Here's a fun trick to save paper on these cards: When you use the Scallop Edge Punch, it punches the scallops and gives you the scallop piece, some small scraps of trash, and also a long skinny strip. SAVE that long skinny piece and add it to your design....just FLIP is over and attach it to your design.

One of my Stamp Club...Rocky Moutain Inkslingers did a local Stamp Shop Hop today...adn we had a blast...first we went to Scrap 4 Less...and hopped...then onto My Sentimants Exactly...where I found a ton of Red Hat stamps. when I get them mounted on the Cling, I will post them on here. Then onto Creative Impressions...where Lisa had a fantastic Make-n-Take...thank you Lisa....topped it off with lunch at Marigolds!!!! Fun Day...thanks Ladies!!!!..And Thanks Lisa C. for putting it all together!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Swap Cards

Today was a very good day...I had a job interview...with a fantastic please say a prayer for me....I would love working with is a very professional environment....and there were so many pluses !!!!!

Enough of me...thought I would post a few more pics of swaps. These were from last months' Rocky Mountain Inkslingers swap....the theme was flowers...can ya tell?!?!

And this is my swap....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lots to Digest!!!

WooHoo..the retiring Stamp and Accessory list is here....I've e-mailed those in my Clubs, and sent out the info in my SU newsletter, but just in case you didn't get HEREAnd for the Accessory list, Click HERE

More Great News...for those of you that would like to sign up to be a matter the just want to take advantage of the discount...or maybe you need to pay a few bills....Look what SU has in store:

$99 Mini Starter Kit Special
If you have ever thought about being a demonstrator and joining my Ladies and the Stamp Group, NOW IS A GREAT TIME!!! You can become a demonstrator for only $99 with our Mini Starter Kit. This limited-time kit contains over $180 of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies. None of the products in the Mini Starter Kit are retiring this year; plus, new recruits will get a box of 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogs in July!
Please email me for all the details and I'll be happy to chat with you about all the perks of being a demonstrator!!
The Ladies and the Stamp Group and I would love to have you on our team! Email me with any questions you may have:
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PASSWORD: basketcase
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Now for some cards!!!! here are the projects that we did at this past months all Day Stamp at Melissa's house....

This last one is mine....again...I don't think I will ever get this paper used up....I'm gonna start putting together grab bags.....As we are gonna have so much more paper to deal with shortly!!!!