Monday, January 26, 2015

Best Year Ever & Creative Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and Welcome to my Blog! 

To those of you who are here because of the Creative Blog Hop, I thank you for visiting! Laura Milligan asked if I would be willing to participate in this hop and I thought it sounded like fun! She is such a sweet lady and so very talented. So make sure you check her out! 

I’ve got a very simple and sweet card for you today.

This card will be one of the cards I send to my sweet friend who is having a long distance workshop for me! She wanted to use this set and so we will. I hope she and her friends like it! Want to learn how to have a “Party in a Box” just hit the contact me button and I’ll be happy to give you the details.


My card today uses a ton of new product from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog. Guess what? You can earn these products FREE with a qualifying order.

  • I used the Best Day Ever Stamp Set…free with a $50 purchase
  • I used the Best Day Ever Designer Series Paper…free with a $50 purchase
  • ..and the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack…Free with a $50 purchase
  • I also used the Magic Bow Make that my Hubby sells at the top of my blog. That’s how I made that sweet little bow!

Which yummy one do you have to have first? Decisions….decisions…’s so sweet with the Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral Colors. Don’t you think?

Do you have your Sale-a-Bration Catalog and/or your New Occasions Catalog yet? If not and you don’t have a Demonstrator..please let me know and I will get to you!

You can view them at my website as well

SAB Catty Cover  occasions catty cover

For this Hop I need to answer the four questions below….so here goes!

1. What are you working on?  I’m working on projects for stamp clubs and parties and also on Swaps for Leadership Conference in Orlando next week. Yikes!!! So busy!

2.  How does your work differ from others in your genre? It might not differ too much. However I do Charity Events every other month and have  been for almost 5 years now. My team of Demonstrators and I hold big stamping events all the while raising money for those in need. We try and help out a local Charity if we can. It’s a beautiful thing!

3.  Why do you create what you do? I love creating and meeting new people. It’s just the best! I can’t imagine not doing this. It’s become a big part of my life for the last 10 years. To be able to create which I love and to help people, which I love and to teach a first time stamper how to stamp is well….just the best!

4. How does your creative process work? Often times I might wake in the middle of the night thinking of something I might try. I’ve learned to keep a pad of paper and a pencil on my nightstand. Now I’m not saying I remember or can even read what I’ve written in the morning but you know what I mean. If I get stuck….I just love to look at card sketches and see if it can’t inspire me. That works really well too.

To keep this Hop going I’m to nominate two people…so…..

Next week, I have asked two special stampin' friends to participate in the blog hop – Sheilah Neff from Corona California who is so talented. We met online and then met at Leadership in Palm Springs one year….it was so awesome finally meeting her. I always look forward to spending time with her when I travel to a Stampin' Up! events.  I can't wait to see what she will share next Monday! 

My second friend is Susan Best is from Jacksonville, Florida and a great friend and wonderful stamper.  She is also one of my team mates that helps with the Charity Events! I know she will have something great to share with you next Monday!  So make sure to visit her.

Let me know if I can be of any help to you or with your stamping needs. I’m  here to help.

Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cheerful Critters and Stamping & Blogging

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back! Aren’t you enjoying all the fun new things that are in the New Catalogs? I am so loving them and enjoying all my new toys! Oh yes I am!!

Today I’m moving out of my Elegant Style and doing something a little fun and different. Hope you enjoy it. Here is the fun Sketch…..

SB 88 Jan 21

…and my sweet little Critter!


The base of the card is done in Sahara Sand and the Mat is in Crushed Curry. The Designer Paper is Sweet Dreams. So cute!

I got to use my Blendies to color in that cute little bear and his little shirt. Not sure why but this set makes me happy and I have a very special someone in mind for this card. It will be a very Happy Day indeed for this person.

The supplies are listed below and connect right to my store if you’d like to purchase and don’t have a Demonstrator. I’d love to fill those shoes.

Supplies needed:

Did you know it’s Sale-A-Bration? That’s the Happiest and Funest time of the year for us and you at Stampin’ Up!

As a Hostess you get more FREE Product when you hit a $250 party!

As a Customer you get a FREE Sale-a-Bration Item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog

            and…..drum rolldrumroll………..

as a New Demonstrator you get to select a FREE Project Kit from the Occasions Catalog or you get to select two free Sale-a-Bration Items!!!!!That is an awesome deal. You should think about it.

Click Here to find out more or call or email me. I’d be happy to chat!

Now onto the rest of the Blog Hop with the crew from Stamping and Blogging! some great things coming your way!

Stamping and Blogging Design Team

Patrice Halliday-Larsen  NZ

Amy Koenders - USA

Michelle Last – UK

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Lee Conrey – USA (that’s me)

Caroline van der Straatan – Netherlands

Kerstin Kreis - Germany

Thanks for stopping in! See you next time!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Love is Kindness

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and welcome to another Blog Hop from The Stampers Dozen. This months theme is Sale-a-Brate! Want to know why? It’s Sale-a-Bration at Stampin’ Up! and we have two new Catalogs. The New Occasions Catalog and the New Sale-a-Bration Catalog with FREE Products in it for you with a qualifying order. Whoo Hoo! More info on that later….on with the hop.....If you have not seen Patty's Blog hit the button won't want to miss it.

Sorry about the lighting on this. It’s been dreary in Florida for the last few days and have not been able to get a great photo of this card. It’s so sweet and pretty….hope you like it.
It’s using the Love is Kindness Stamp Set and our new Pink Pirouette Blendabilities. Don’t you just love the little pink bow done in Pink Pirouette Seam Binding as well? So delicate! The bow was made with my “Magic Bow Maker” (you know the one my Hubby makes and sells at the top of my blog). So easy to make those perfect bows every time.
click here to get yours today…ships Priority too.
Products used for my card are:
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Ready for some more fun? Please treat yourself to the rest of the Hop starting with Janet
Please let me know if I can assist you with any of your stamping needs! I'd love that!
Happy stamping!

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You Plus Me with Stamping and Blogging

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another week of Stamping and Blogging Sketch Designs by Sandi and the Design Team
Thought I would think Valentines as it’s fast approaching. I love this little You Plus Me Set and Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack and wanted to create something fun with it. Hope you like it.
Here is the sketch
SB 87 Jan 14
…and my card
I got the You Plus Me Bundle which included the Stamp Set and the Designer Paper Stack! Wow! Gotta love getting a bargain on that. Only $21.95 for the Stamp Set and the Paper with the “Bundle” Price!
I covered the entire card front with this chic’ Black and White Paper followed by a mat of Real Red and A Mat of White. I stamped six Hearts and cut them out….then attached to the 1” Black Circles that I punched out and added to the card. I did pop those hearts up with a 1/2 of a dimensional.
The bottom piece is attached to the back of the white mat. I stamped Twitterpated on it and  added a string of diamonds to it to finish it off. I had a few scraps left of the DSP and decided to use it to finish off the card on the inside too. Hope you like it.
  Here are the Items I used to create my card:

I hope you will head on over to see what the rest of the team has done this week. You know you're in for a treat.

Stamping and Blogging Design Team

Sandi MacIver – USA –

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
Lee Conrey – USA (that’s me)
Kerstin Kreis - Germany
Thanks for stopping in! See you next time!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

B.Y.O.P with Stamping and Blogging

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year!
Got a cute little share for you today using a sketch from Stamping and Blogging. I got to pull out some of my new products and play and that has been so much fun. Want to see?
Here is the sketch
SB 86 Jan 7
and my interpretation
This uses the New B.Y.O.P. Set from Stampin’ Up! Kind of fun don’t you think? …..and the inside
Did you notice that some of the Balloons on the Designer Paper are foiled. So gorgeous this paper is! I wish I could pick it up with my camera but no luck with that. It’s not quite sunny enough today in sunny Florida for a good shot of this. lol
Did you know that the New Catalogs just started yesterday? They did! If you don’t have a Demonstrator and would like a copy just let me know and I’ll get them off to you. Remember that during Sale-a-Bration (which is the best time of year for Stampin’ Up!) you get a free gift out of the Sale-a-Bration Brochure with every $50 order. Can I just say….it’s amazing!
occasions catty cover     SAB Catty Cover
Here are the supplies I used to make this card. I hope you enjoyed it.
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Please hop on over the the other Stamping and Blogging Design Team Members…..they have lots to show you that you won’t want to miss.
Stamping and Blogging Design Team
Sandi MacIver – USA –
Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
Lee Conrey – USA (that’s me)

Thanks for stopping in! See you next time!

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