Monday, September 20, 2010

Founder's Circle Day 1

This year I was surprised to learn that I had earned a spot in Stampin' Up Founder's Circle. Each year SU rewards the top 100 demonstrators. I ranked #11 this year out of 42,000 demonstrators! WOW!!!! I am so blessed and so grateful to my customers and downline! Founder's Circle Acheivers are given a relaxing trip and I just returned from it!

Here I am outside of our hotel in St. George Utah. SU rents out an entire hotel and we take over. Each demonstrator gets her own room and SU transforms the place to fit the theme.

They spoil us with pillow gifts each night. I cannot show you the goodies in here, but you will see them when the Occasions Mini comes out. Let's just say they are AMAZING! You are going to LOVE them!!! :-)

On the first night we had a special dinner and SU decorated the place so cute! We all had a record in our spot and fun 50s glasses. Dinner was great and so was the company!

When we arrived, SU placed us each into groups. We sat with these ladies and were told to get to know one another because we would be playing games during the week and we would need to know about each other. My team members were Kari, Connie, Jan, me, Connie, Carol, Ruth & Vicki. They are a great group of women! Our group name was the Baubles and we each received a Bauble for our Simply Adorned necklaces. LOVE IT!!!

Each day we were given Stampin goodies as well as edible goodies. Check out this yummy dipped apple. I ate the entire thing! Yummy :-)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Card Class

Well it has been forever, again! So Sorry! Life is just crazy. I wanted to quickly share a couple of cards from my card class. It is always the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6 PM at Heartland Ham. $20 or a $25 purchase. We make 12 cards, 6 different designs, 2 of each. Join us in October. I'll post more as well as my scrapbook and wow layouts. Please let me know you stopped by and leave a comment. Thank you!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lyla's 1st Birthday Projects

It was over a month ago, but I wanted to share some of the Stampin projects I did for our baby's first birthday party. Our little Lyla turned one on May 29th. We did an ice cream theme birthday and so I was able to use the fun little ice cream set found in the Ocassions mini catalog. I made party favors by decorating pink and white play-doh with our ribbon, ice cream stamp set and punches. I also made a banner with our big shot. The material was the leftover pieces I used on her birthday dress. So fun!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hodgepodge Hardware Birthday Class

Summer is here! We are into our routine of sleeping in and staying up late. We stay in our pajamas a little longer and it is soooo nice!

Last night I had a Birthday card class where everyone received a Hodgepodge Hardware kit and then made 24 cards (4 of each). The cards turned out super cute and we had a good time making them!!! Everyone who came is ready for any upcoming birthday. Woo hoo!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

May Scrapbook Layouts

WOW! Has this month flown by and so fast! I don't know about you, but we have had a million things going on. I have created soooo many things this month and finally I am MAKING time to share :)

These are the 5 layouts we did at my monthly scrapbook class. The June class will be June 18th at 6:00 PM (always the 3rd friday of the month). Call or email me if you would like to attend.

I love this layout done with the circle die with the big shot. I had fun making the hair have texture using the polkadot emboss folder in the big shot. Aren't the little kids cute?

These flowers are done using a NEW level 2 hostess set. I love this set because our punches fit to cut them out simply.

This layout was done using the NEW Presto Paper in the Summer mini. Everyone loved this paper and most made it their purchase the night of the class. If you have not see it yet, it comes white with embossed images on the paper. We used a stampin' sponge and ink pads to rub color on the paper. The embossed images resist the ink. It's like magic :)

Cute and simple baby layout using Perfect Plum

Have you seen the new travel set and matching paper? Love this too!!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Stampin Up Cruise 2010

We just returned from the Southern Carribean Stampin Up cruise. It was amazing, as usual. This was my 6th incentive trip with Stampin' Up and they just keep getting better! This year we took all 3 kids. It was a little more work, but we all had a great time. Here are a few shots of our week long vacation. I will be posting more along with projects and ideas I saw.

Our ship was HUGE! Caleb & Gavin loved everything it had to offer. There was ice skating, in-line skating, a rock climbing wall, putt-putt, basketball, an arcade, pools and hot tubs and the list goes on. They loved getting to eat whatever they wanted on the buffet. Breakfast was their favorite. I believe Gavin's breakfast usually consisted of 2 chocolate donuts, 3 pancakes, 1 cinnamon roll and 2 pieces of toast! Today when he came home from school he asked where the buffet was!

We ate dinner with a cute little couple from Canada. They had a baby too. Little 9 month old Connor was super cute.

Our little Lyla did go to the beach when she was about 6 weeks old, but this was her first time to actually get in the ocena. This was in Barbados. She stayed in just long enough to snap this picture and then she was put in the shade where she slept.

I don't think we ever got a picture with all 5 of us in it. I'm just realizing that. I had too many people to take care of to think about my photos. The last 2 days, Caleb chose to stay on the ship in the kids area while the rest of explored St. Marteen and St. Croix. That's why we are missing someone :(

Check back here. I have more to share. I will also be posting different things to my family blog

Friday, April 23, 2010


While I am on the Stampin' Up Southern Caribbean Cruise, I would like to thank YOU, my friends for supporting me in my business. My life is so blessed because you are in it.

Spend $50, earn $10 in Stampin Bucks
Spend $75, earn $15 in Stampin Bucks
Spend $100, earn $25 in Stampin Bucks
Spend $150, earn $40 in Stampin Bucks

You may place your order online at or email me at Once you place your order and pay, you will receive your Stampin' Bucks. Stampin' Bucks will be redeemable May 10-20th, just in time to get something fun from the NEW summer mini catalog! This Cruise Special is good April 24-May 2, 2010 - Don't miss out!!!

This is a great time to stock up on things from the Ocassions mini. Some of my favorite things from the Occassions MIni:
117191 - Two Step Bird Punch
117270 - Sending Love Epoxy Brads in Real Red
117153 - Sending Love Specialty Paper
117692 - Love Bots Personalized Name Stamp
118778 - Love Notes (Hugs)
118138 - Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die
117335 - Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder
118583 - My Matryoshka

So many fun things! So little time until they are gone!!!

Happy Stampin!
Love, April

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Moon Party Invitation

Isn't this fun? I used my apple template I made for my "apple of my eye" layout. I decided to have a small New Moon party to celebrate my love for Twilight ;)

Friday, April 2, 2010

April WOW Projects

These are the projects for tonight's class. The card and lined envelope was inspired by Mary at The stamp set on the scrapbook page is a new one - Awash with Flowers. Isn't it pretty! I am having so much fun with it It is on special right now!!! See my website for more details

Thursday, April 1, 2010

WOW Projects

Some of the fun WOW projects we have done this year in my WOW class. Enjoy :)