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Stampin Up! Idea book 08-09


The new catalog is here and open for business . The excitement has overwhelmed me. I am trying to start posting all my favorite things about it . Let me tell you there is allot.

If you would like to get a copy of this amazing catalog Please call or email me at    410-540-9196

To help you get inspired with all the new in Colors I am offering you a special.

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I am back!!!!!!

Well I am back. Still tired. I do not know how long it will take me to get caught up on sleep. Hopefully not to long.
All I can say about Convention it WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is a picture of the Mountains we say when we got off the plan on Tuesday.
I am going to try to add a little part of my trip over the next couple days.
As you can see the Mountains are very beautiful. I can not wait until I can go back again.
That first night Tina, Kathy and I went to eat. A almost 5 hour flight was long and the crackers and water were not enough for any of us. So after unpacking then walking around because we were trying to go to the Olive Garden. We got to the door like 5 minutes after they had closed. Bummer. We walked back towards the hotel and found a place to eat. After eating we went back to our rooms and I finished some swaps that I could not on the plane. Went to sleep like 1:00 ish and that was killing me. But I also felt like to could stay up all night I was very excited about the next day .
I will leave it there for now
View from the Airport
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Convention and where do I start????????????

All I can start by saying is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am beat!!!!!!!!!!!. I think you really need to rest for a week before you come to a convention.

Well Tina and I stood for almost 3 hours to get mementos . Worth every minute with all the great swaps I was able to do as people came by and also I was in front of Amysings from Splitcoaststampers. I was in awe just because I was meeting cyber people that have chatted with in treads or swapped with in one way or another. Her group let Tina and I go get our bags ( the ones with the BOOK) and saved our spot. I Thanks Amy and her group if they are reading this!!!! ( ((HUGS to you)))

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And I am Off TO Convention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I have been waiting fo rthis day for Months. I really thought it would never get here. I have been watching the ticker in this site to make sure time did not stop . that would be my worst nightmare if I missed My flight and missed Convention.

I did not get my 1000 swaps finished but I did a lot. I lost count I believe last count was 600. Not bad for my first convention.

I have a list of people to see and people to call so If I do not get to them all make sure you are checking in to see what is going on at Convention.

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Christmas in July!

Well I am busy making cards for a stamp a stack I am having this weekend at a friends house. I really love Christmas.  I can not wait to make all my cards this year.

Paper : Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old olive, Creamy caramel

Ink: Black, Always Artichoke

Markers: real red, old olive, creamy caramel, Chocolate chip

Jumbo Eyelets, Chocolate 5/8’s ribbon,  always artichoke 1/4


Have fun Today & Thanks for looking.



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Convention Swap with New Stampin Up! In Colors 08-09

Here is is 3X3 card I made for a swap I am in at Convention.

I could not wait to use my new in colors and stamp set.

Ink: Old olive, Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Wisper White

Fire Rhinestone Square brad’s, Blender Pens, Iridescent Ice

Enjoy! Leave a commit to let me know if you like it.


Making room for new Rubber!

The new catalog debut is fast approaching. August 11th! Yah WHOOOOO!!!!!!  So what does that mean?  The retirement list!  Say goodbye to some of your favorite (and not so favorite) sets!

To find out what stamp sets are retiring check out the following PDF files:

Retired Stamps – Alphabetic List (203k PDF file)

Retired Stamps – List by Page (201k PDF file)

Order your retiring stamp sets today! These sets are available from now until August 10, 2008. Email me to order now!

Don’t miss out!


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Stampin Up! Convention 08.

This year is a birthday year convention. Stampin up! is 20 years old this year. Hard for me to believe. Almost 20 years ago I was only worring about my Sr. year in highschool. I started dating my Hubby in the summer of “88” so we have been together that long. where does time go?

Well I am going to convention and getting VERY excited. I have adopted 4 Demos not going to convention. ( hello ladies) I am going with Tina my wonderfull downline. I think if she had not signed again I would not have gone. But hubby said okay since I had some one to go with. There are also a total of 13 of us going from up upline. We are going to have a GREAT time.

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Head count for June 21st swap

This is where you can check our head count and see what friends you have coming and the new ones you are going to meet. Attendees:

1. Tina Todd – paid       Swap

2. Ginny Smith – paid

 3. Maryann Gapsis – paid            swap

 4. Ronda Lee – paid         Swap

 5. Joszette Cunningham – paid                   Swap

  6. Christin Rocha – paid                      Swap

  7. Amy Kendall – Paid                           Swap

  8. Kim Baccaglini – paid                      Swap

  9. Shannon Winter – Paid        Swap

10. Shawn Beal – Paid

11. Sherahl Weadon – Paid                            Swap

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Food for the June 21st shoebox swap!

We are asking everyone to respond to this post to help us keep track of whom is bringing what.

Arrival at 9 a.m. – we’ll start the swap at 9:30 a.m.

Lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Dinner at 5 p.m.

The following items are needed. Each swap participant will sign up for the item(s) on 1 line.

1 bag chips/1 bag pretzels – Shannon Winter (plus dip!)

1= 2-ltr. bottles sprite – Shawn Beal

2=2-ltr. bottles diet cola Karen

2= 2-ltr. bottles cola– Tina  (Pepsi/Coke)

1 gal. sweet tea (Chic-fil-a if possible) – Ginny

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