Annual Hostess Appreciation Brunch

This past Saturday was my 3rdnd Annual Hostess Appreciation Brunch. I really appreciate my hostess and like the opportunity to pamper them a bit.

I’m sorry to say that I forgot to take pictures during the event to share with you since we were having so much fun stamping. Oh well, during the Hostess Appreciation Brunch we visited, shared, ate some goodies, and did a special project together.

Even though I forgot to take pictures during the event I thought I would share with you the project that we made – 4 note cards and a matching holder to put them. It was a bit chaotic but everyone seemed to enjoy it.

Hostess Appreciation Note Card Set 2013 (3)

I love the way this little set turned out. Collages are really popular right now and this set is great as a quick gift.

Hostess Appreciation Note Card Set 2013 (2)

Want to see more? Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you the little gift item I made for all my Hostesses for attending!

Want to join in the fun during the next Hostess Appreciation Brunch?  Give me a call or email me and we can set up your private party today!

    Sale-a-bration is a great time to be a  Hostess  since every one can earn  FREE Sale-a-bration items when they place an order during your party and you get to earn a FREE Sale-a-bration Hostess Bundle when you meet your goal!  And Best yet – with our NEW Hostess Code  whether you host a party with friends and family (or even host a book party) anyone you want to invite – local or long distance, can now add their order to your party! And that means ALL your friends and family are now able to support your Hostess goal. (You can click HERE to read more about our NEW Hostess Code.)


Stamp Set: Clockworks (item 127290/127292) and One in a Million (item 126380/126382)

Inks: Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray and More Mustard

Paper: White Vellum Card Stock (item 101856)

Accessories: Note Cards & Envelopes (item 107311), Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine (item 125573), Rhinestones Basic Jewels (item 119247)

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Jump into Spring with My Digital Studio’s latest Digital Downloads

The weather may not agree, but this weeks NEW Digital Downloads will make you feel like spring is right around the corner. So why not check them all out.

You got to love the Spring to Life Kit (item 133026)


Happy Things Pocket Cards (item 133383) These are perfect for our divided page protectors and make scrapbooking a snap!


Lucy You Ensemble (item 133461)


Pleasant Poppies Stamp Brush (item 133012)


Swallowtail Brush Stamp (item 133011)


As luck would have it , you’ll find not one, but two FREE Digital Downloads available for you this week! So why not get yours FREE Digital Downloads today?

You can update your computers wallpaper with the FREE Spring to Life March Wallpaper (item 133025)


And how about these cute No Regrets Pocket Cards (item 13387) you can also download for FREE.


How? Just place an order in my Online Store and enter the item numbers – it’s that easy!

Want to learn more about My Digital Studio? Why not check out our FREE 30 day Trial? I also have an Introduction to MDS2 Class coming up soon. You can Click HERE to see more details or HERE to see my Calendar of Events and other fun classes coming up soon.

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Pinwheel Wishes Tutorial

Have you ever wondered what happens at one of my monthly Blue Mountain Stampers’ Meetings? Well I thought I would share with you one of the projects we made during my February TEAM meeting.

Pinwheel Wishes Card

I’ve had several of you ask me if I knew any tricks on how to make these cute little pinwheels using our NEW Pinwheel Sizzlits Die from the Spring Catalog. They are sooo stinking cute, but they are small so they can be a challenge to put together if you don’t know a few tricks.

Since I made about 100 of them for my Leadership swaps in January I had plenty of time to try out different methods of putting them together. Today I thought I’d share with you what method worked best for me so I put together a Tips for Quick & Easy Pinwheels Video Tutorial to show you what I learned.

Want to make one of your own Pinwheel Wishes card? Well you can, just click Here for a FREE PDF TUTORIAL with measurements and directions just for you. I hope you have as much fun making these cute little Pinwheels as I did.

Have you ever thought of becoming a Demonstrator? Want to join the fun and become part of my TEAM? Sale-a-bration is a great time to join since we have a special promotion going on right now. Why not click HERE to learn more about becoming a Demonstrator and becoming part of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ Team. Warning – the fun is contagious! Let me know if you have any questions ([email protected]) or would like answers to any questions you may have.

Don’t want to become a demonstrator? That’s ok you can join in all the fun during Sale-a-bration by hosting a party of your own! Or why not stop by for my FREE event Sale-a-bration Saturday on March 2nd! Click HERE to see my Calendar of Events for more information. Contact me today and we’ll find what works for you best.

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Pinwheel Gift Bag

Today I thought I’d share with you a little gift item that I gave my down line when I got back from Leadership in Orlando. I love the way this little pinwheel gift bag turned out – don’t you?

Pinwheel Leadership giftbag (1)

You can create these little Pinwheels with our NEW Pinwheel Sizzlits Die (item 129411). I made about 100 of them when creating one of my swaps for Leadership. You can click HERE to see the card I made for my Leadership swaps.

Pinwheel Leadership giftbag (2)

Can you see the clouds on the bag? I really like using the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder with the pinwheels since it’s fun and whimsical.

Did you know pinwheels symbolize a lot of different things to different people? Recently I found that the Chinese use pinwheels a lot during their New Year’s Celebrations due to their symbolism. While looking around – turning obstacles into opportunities quickly became my favorite and the creative jump start for creating this little pinwheel gift bag. So… I came up with the sentiment, Transform your Dreams for the bag’s banner.

Were you wondering how I created this banner? Well I used My Digital Studio and the FREE Sale-a-Bration Digital Disc. The One Big Sale-a-Bration 2013 Digital Disk is a great item to choose since it contains all of the Sale-a-bration items that you can earn FREE.

Oops – I bet your wondering what goodie I put inside my pinwheel gift bag.

Pinwheel Leadership giftbag (3)

It contains a souvenir shot glass from Orlando. These little shot glasses are a great way to store your Multipurpose Liquid Glue since it always keeps the glue at the tip and ready to use. It’s rather funny to see a group of us demonstrators pulling our shot glasses during an event!

Love these little Pinwheels as much as I do? Why not come back tomorrow to see my NEW video – Tips for Quick & Easy Pinwheels.


Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (item 127540),  Whisper White card stock

Accessories: Elements Cute Clips (item 129939), 1/8″ Mini Brads (item 122941), Big Shot (item 113439), Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (item 127022), Pinwheel Sizzlits Die (item129411), My Digital Studio, and One Big Sale-a-Bration 2013 Digital Disk (item 130676)

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Sale-a-Bration Saturday

2013 SAB FREE Event Banner for Newsletter

Stop in for this FREE event where you can make a FREE project using our NEW Spring Catalog products. RSVP is required 24 hours prior to the event to attend. I’ll need a guest count to prepare projects for everyone.

Saturday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Drop me an email ([email protected]) or call me (706 754-7124) – It’s FREE so why not bring a friend along too?

Click HERE to see flyer

Introduction to MDS2 Class Offered!

Step into the world of MDS2 – and join me in the class where I’ll be introducing you to the fabulous MDS2 world. You’ll be using our 30 day FREE trial to create a MDS2 project – and you’ll be able to take it home with you! (Laptop and our MDS2 FREE 30 Day Trial or download are needed for this class – if you do not have a laptop please contact me.)

Monday, March 4th at 10 a.m.


Wednesday, March 4th at 7 p.m.

Class Fee is $10; Prepay by March 3rd to hold your spot

Bring a friend not already on my mailing list and get a free gift!

Click HERE for my Calendar of Events and more details

Don’t want to mail a check? Click on the button to pay for your class fee and select your choice of day and time.

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Feeling Sentimental?

Do you love the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration the way I do? There are just so many great things you can do with the images and they appeal to all ages.

Here is a great card that I received in a swap during Leadership from Margie Slyck.  I love the colors she chose to make this card – how about you?

Leadership swap  Margie Slyck


Stamp Set: Feeling Sentimental (item 129627/129630)

Inks: Baja Breeze

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Argyle Embossing Folder (item 127750), and Stampin’ Sponges

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A Perfect Day for Vintage Verses

Have you ever had one of those days? We’ll I’ve just spent the morning putting up 8 heads of cabbage that my son Johnathan grew in his garden. I’ve got to say that I was impressed when he picked them earlier because they were so large and was looking forward to using our favorite recipe when I put it up.  Since they’ve been sitting in my frig taking up so much room I decided I had better do something with them, right? Well fast forward a bit – to make a long story short I should have paid more attention to what I was doing!

After cooking up over half of the cabbage I realized I was using ground mustard instead of ground ginger to season the cabbage with! Thankfully my little oops didn’t turn out so bad, and actually my husband might even enjoy it – since now the cabbage has a bit of a kick to it!  However, I’ll be paying more attention as I make the rest of the batches up the right way.

So all this got me to thinking of a card that I made at Leadership using the Vintage Verses Stamp Set (item 129633/129636) that is currently available as a FREE Sale-a-bration item. I thought the verse was appropriate for today.

Leadership 2013Shoebox Swap Jeannette Swain


Stamp Set: Vintage Verses Stamp Set (item 129633/129636)

Inks: Rich Razzleberry

Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (item 127540), Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Sweet Buttons Embosslits (item 121813), Labels Collection Framelits (item 125598), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (item 127751), and Linen Thread (item 104199) 

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Great NEW Digital Downloads

Stampin’ Up! has just introduced its NEW Digital Downloads for this week. With four templates in one the NEW Think Back Photobook Templates Digital Download (item 133021 $19.95) is a great value.


You’ll have fun asking family members those great questions such as – What makes you feel young?  Or what is the first thing you learned to cook? What a wonderful way of creating a lasting memory of your family using My Digital Studio.

And why not check out the Hello There kit (item 133374 $9.95) with its fun graphics and images.


Want to organize some more? Use the Label This Playroom Designer Template (item 133269 $3.95) to make your child’s area easy to clean.


Or better yet, organize that out of control garage space using the NEW Label This Garage Designer Template (item 133270 $4.95). It will make things easy for everyone to find!


Just want a lovely set? How about the Serene Silhouettes Stamp Brush Set (item 133015 $3.95)


If you’d like to learn more about My Digital Studio why not try out our 30 Day FREE trial today. Click HERE for more information.

Also available is my Introduction class to My Digital Studio. Click HERE to see my Calendar of Events.

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Curly Cute Pennants

Pennants are still very popular – so why not include them in your next project?

Here is a great card that I received during a swap at Leadership using our FREE Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper, Sycamore Street This card is not only colorful but quick and easy to make.

Lyssa used our Petite Pennants Builder Punch (item 122361) and the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (item 127540) to create the banner for his card. Isn’t it cute?

Leadership 2013 Swap Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek


Stamp Set: Curly Cute (item 117014/120510)

Inks: Island Indigo

Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (item 127540), Pool Party, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White

Accessories: Bitty Buttons (item 118761), Paper Piercering Tool (item 126189) and Stampin’ Pierce Mat (item 126199), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (item 126187)m  3/16″ Subtles Brads (item 119738)

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