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April 2013

Chalk it UP! A Stampin' Good Time Save-a-date

ChalkHi Everyone! OMGoodness...I'm so excited :) My local Designer Paper Dolls teammates and I are making the final plans to our June Chalk it UP! event!!!

Formally called K'vention, this day-long event will bring to you the feel and fun of what I experienced attending Stampin' UP!'s Convention. We will have make -n- takes, swaps, food, fun, games and a few surprises! 

AND you can attend either in-person or experience the event online!

All registration fees will be put back into the event in the form of stamp sets, materials, food and door will DEFINITELY get your money's worth.

Registration fee $65. You registration includes:
* 2 new stamp sets from the upcoming catalog
* Make-n-Take materials
*Doorprize...everyone guarenteed to win at least 1!
*Demonstrations by the Dolls.
In-person - box lunch, drinks and snacks throughout the day
On-line - shipment included in price

We can't share with you the stamp sets per Stampin' UP!s policy since they won't be available to the public until May 31st. But they are trendy and fit perfectly with our Chalk it UP! theme.

Seriously...if we have half the giggles the day of the event as we did at our planning the other night...we are in for one fun time!
*All participants will have private online access to project and demonstration videos!

More information coming this weekend...but I just had to share early!

Being FAB! Inspriations for living a fabulous life  "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." Mark Twain

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Retirement List- Something for Everyone

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Hi Everyone! It's the time of the year when I'm torn...saying goodbye to some product favorites to make room for more!
My crafting's been my experience that if you really, really want something on the accessory retiring list, order it as soon as possible. Some of the items will be sold out within the first day or two!

Here's the stamp list: Download Retiring Stamps

Here's the accessory list: Download Retiring Accessories

  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 24-June 3, 2013)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 24-June 3, 2013, or while supplies last) 

Things to Remember:

  • Orders can be placed with me, at a party or workshop, or online order.
  • Retiring accessories are only available while supplies last. Check back to see updates of what's going, going, Gone!
  • Order deadlines:
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Playful Polka Dots Kit - FREE Download

Playful polkadot freeHi Everyone! Stampin' UP! has a FREE Digital Download!

Here's what they're saying, "To thank our 20,000+ Facebook fans, we made the Playful Polka Dots Kit free for one week. Today is the last day to claim yours!"

You do not need My Digital Studio to download...just pick a place on your computer to save. Speaking of My Digital had a signifigant price drop it's only $19.99!! New price :)

Retirement list posting tomorrow...stay tuned!

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Celebrate Cupcake Card

DSCN3177Hi Everyone! Here's the card we made at Sue's Taste, Tote's and (s)Tamps party Friday. We had a 3-in-1 party of Tastefully Simple, Thirty-one Gifts and Stampin' UP! Lots of fun to hear about all three companies and their products in one evening.

Build a Cupcake
Fabulous Phrases

Card stock:
Chocolate Chip
Pool Party
Whisper White

Cupcake Builder Punch
Scallop Edge Border Punch
Word Window Punch
Heat Tool

Pool Party
Chocolate Chip

Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon
Pool Party Embossing Powder
Bitty Buttons
Whisper White Baker's Twine

RetirementThe 2012-2013 Retirement List will be announced Wednesday, April 24th! Look for the information here on Wednesday for all the details.

If you are interested in holding a combo party like Sue's, please contact me! Her guests really enjoyed the multi-vendor party format. A one-stop shopping night! I would represent Stampin' UP! & Thirty-one.

Being FAB! Inspriations for living a fabulous life 

"You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. "
~ Shira Tehrani

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Floral Frenzy - May's Card Class

DSCN3175Hi Everyone! April showers bring May flowers! A Floral Frenzy in fact for May's card class. It's an eclectic collection as your female friends are as unique as flowers in nature. Click over to my Classes page to see in-person class details .

Above is a 3x3 mini card on an embossed Top Note base. A little more than a note...not quite a full card!
I just can't stay away from Secret Garden! Neutrals and Pool Party are the color combo for a calm card that is great for sympothy or thinking of you.








DSCN3173A fun Thank You card with lots of little details such as paper piercing, added 3-d flowers and Dazzling Details.





DSCN3176A definite WOW card in! Elegant Eggplant color surrounds a framed, blended color flower image with Dazzling Details.









DSCN3171And lastly, the punch art flower card shown earlier. I know everyone will love learning this easy, yet super-cute flower.

I hope you enjoyed the look at May's card! If you are local and wish to attend, please RSVP anytime.

And if you are not-so-local, I hope you got a few new inspirations.

Being FAB! Inspriations for living a fabulous lifeMost of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Epic Day 4 Pocket Mini Album

DSCN3158Hi Everyone! At our Designer Paper Dolls team meeting Sunday, this was our project! I found this tutorial a few years ago from Fabulously Artsy. TFS! This and That Epic Day Designer Paer 130814 was used for an updated look. The paper pairs perfectly with the Pop-up Posies Designer Kit 131395. Both the Epic Day paper and the Pop-up Posies are available at this time for a perfect crafting smash up! Pop-Up Posies will be gone with the Spring Catalog at the end of April and Epic Day is a sneak peak this month and return May 31st with the launch of the new catalog.

Here's what's needed to make the basic 4 pocket mini album: DSCN3169

Three(3) 4" x 12" card stock
Two(2) 4" x 6" card stock
Two (2) 4" x4" card stock for front and back covers
Four (4) 3" x3-1/2" card stock for pocket tabs
Ten(10) 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" designer paper

Click through the thumbnails to see all the pages and a detailed video tutorial is found below.


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 And here's the video tutorial!

Being FAB! Inspriations for living a fabulous life

"As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person." ~ Paul Shane Spear

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Berber Team Swap

DSCN3154Hi Everyone! For our April team swap 'cards', I made these big statement flowers using the Silicone Craft Mat 127853.  I used the same steps as my previous posting on using ribbon, the Silicone craft mat and hot glue (see posting here). I love all the berber looks out there now and found this ribbon and couldn't wait to play with it!

Part of our swaps this month was to incorporate another's stamp set into our project. I stamped the image from Linda's stamp set on the Kraft Gift Box 124106 using Sof Suede Ink. Then taking the White Gel Pen, accented a few centers. That one step really popped the images! On another, I added a Teeny Tiny Punch Pack flower to the box.


Each flower is slightly unique and special to me...just like my Designer Paper Dolls they are going to!

I used buttons and other ribbon for the centers on some of the flowers.

Each one is also a pin!




Being FAB! Inspriations for living a fabulous life.  My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. Henry Ford

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