Friday, December 31, 2010

One Little Word Courage

Today is December 31,2010. The close of this year. My word for 2010 was COURAGE.

It has been a long year filled with a lot of times when courage was needed to keep on keepin' on. So many people have faced difficulties with our economic future bleak. A division has spread across our land has made me very sad. It takes courage to stand your ground and remember Americans are a proud, compassionate people.
Courage is mine as I trust in the Creator who fills my cup full with all I need to get by.

As you can see my one little word for 2011 is HOPE.

Both pages were made with Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio which is copyrighted material.

Wishing you all a Happy, Hopeful, Peaceful, and Prosperous New Year!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas is coming!

I have been so lack in posting because I have not done much with Stampin' Up! products and did not want to post here because of that. If you would like to see what I have been up to you can visit my other blog Creatively Living Life.

May you be filled with hope, peace, joy and love this season.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Advent Begins Today!

I would like to share my favorite Christian Blogger.
She is sharing a wonderful Advent Devotional Book. Check her out. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stampin Up 50% Off My Digital Studio

Starting today there is an amazing sale for My Digital Studio. I swore I would never go digital, I am a purist when it has to do with card making. Well, My Digital Studio is quickly changing my mind. Does it replace stamping? No, but it is a wonderful addition. This card was made with My Digital Studio which you can purchase online this week for 50% off. Visit my online store to purchase, we also have some other great discounts going this week.

We are still offering the starter kit at 50% off also, if you order the digital kit it would be included in your kit.  If you have ever thought of joining this is a great time to do so. 

My password to fill out the application is darsue5960.  

May your thanksgiving week be filled with family, friends and gratitude for all that we are blessed with even in these tough economic times.  Remember all things are possible to those who believe.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Demonstrators wanted !

Starting November 15, and lasting until November 30, 2010, you can join Stamping Up! for only $87.50. You can purchase the Standard or Digital + Starter Kits for only $87.50--that is 50 percent off the regular price of $175 for over $310 worth of paper or digital crafting and business supplies!

This is a great kit and a great time to get ready for holiday shopping! Either kit is a great value for the hobbyist, part time business person, or someone looking to build a business.  That is all up to you as to how you would like to use this fantastic opportunity.

Start your own business  Remember to wait until November 15th to begin your application.

You may contact me with any questions and get the password to sign up via the internet.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

What's New at SU!

Click on the pix to see what is new at Stampin' Up!  We have some great special packages for the holidays.   Book your workshop now so you can share in the fun and fabulous deals!!   

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Stampin' Up Clearance Sale

There is a great sale going on on my Stampin' Up online website. Lots of items that will be retired are flying off the shelves. It's a great time to stock up some of those items you have been meaning to order.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

SU My Digital Studio

 I recently bought the My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up!  
I haven't had much time to play with it but today I worked on a project to share 
"My Why" I love Stampin' Up!  
Do you love what you do?  
I do!  
This page is my expression of that joy that I receive when I create.  Regardless of whether it is with paper and ink or if it is drop and drag!  This was fun and I can't wait to learn more.

Visit My Digital Studio to see how you can win free digital downloads.  

The other great thing that is happening at Stampin Up! is all NEW DEMONSTRATORS  will receive in addition to their kit this really neat tote to carry it all in.  Click here to Start your own business today!    You will need this password darsue5960  to order your kit online.  Or you may contact me for more information. 

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sunny Day Saturday Morning !

Good Morning.  Today is Saturday and a group of us are going to go on a road trip to a Scrapbook Store in The Villages, Lady Lake Florida.   Which should be fun.  

I wanted to share this photo with you.  These flowers were in a basket for a lady's memorial at the church I work for and they were just beautiful.  I took a few pixs and wanted to share them.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Extra! Extra! Stampin' Up $$

Extra! Extra! Read all about it... Stampin' Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards July 27-August 31, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!

From July 27 to August 31, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more!

This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include:

* A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog worth $9.95!
* Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalog)!
* Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!

You have Hostess Options!

* Catalog Party - just pass around your catalog to friends and family and collect orders.
* In-Home Workshop - Book a date with me and we will have a fabulous time with your family and friends learning fun, new techniques and projects.
* Virtual Catalog Party - just have your group of friends view the catalog online from the comfort of their own homes and have them email you their orders.

This special offer is NOT available for website online orders.  You must contact me directly to receive the hostess benefits.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Look Who's 60!

Yippie skippy look who's 60!  I usually try to ignore birthdays, but for some reason this one just seems special. As I reflect over the past 60 years it is hard to say which decade was the best.

What is so special about this year is I just feel so grown up!  I am doing what I love which is playing with all different types of art.  Clay, paper, watercolor, altered art, you name it...I am enjoying creating.   Oh, the joy when time stands still as you bring a project together.   Working the idea into something that had been floating in your head for days.  Sometimes it comes together just like you envisioned it and sometimes it is totally different.  The satisfaction of completion is the best HIGH!

My husband and I went to Twisty Cone last night for Ice Cream. It is one of those old time ice cream stands that has frozen custard.  This KID was in heaven! 
Celebrate with me all those who have turned 60 this year!!  
With this ice cream cone card.  
Image from Sweet Scoops Stampin' Up! 
Designer Paper Greenhouse Gala Stampin' Up! 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Corner Bookmark

I worked on a simple corner bookmark today. This idea came from Splitcoaststampers which is just one of the greatest places to find all kinds of neat papercrafts.
 The paper and ribbon are from Stampin'Up! The flower is a diecut and then sponged Melon Mambo ink with a dauber and added a pearl to the center.

We are doing to be making a similar version at a workshop on Friday, July 23rd. I am looking forward to getting together with one of the greatest stamping groups out there!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just one more for 100!

I am so excited.  I am up to 99 followers.  I will hit 100 soon.  Will you be my one hundreth person? 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Melon Mambo Stampin' Up! In Palm Bay

Well the kit arrived and I am having a hard time deciding what I am going to do for my Open House Launch Party.  

I have been playing with the products that I received in my kit and one of the really fun things to so as a stamper is make something with items you might not have picked. 

I do like this stamp set "Watercolor Trio" Item # 120084. I would have chosen it but I am not so sure about Mambo Melon but it is becoming a favorite.  With limited supplies for someone who has a studio full of supplies this is a challenge to only use Stampin'Up! products! 

Here is a simple easy pl-easy will be good for new stampers.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

Memorial Day of 2009 someone had posted about Cards for Heroes which is now Operation Write Home. I gathered all the old cards I had here and sent them off. It is a way to support our troops and have fun doing it. I have continued to add to a box I have just for OWH. So far I just work alone, I have used swap cards after asking those who sent them if they minded me sending them on. I would like to get a monthly group going but that is still in the planning stages.

Made with Stampin’ Up! stamps and wheels. I have made a quick birthday card and after snapping the pix thought I really need to get things more centered and started to redo the card. After some consideration I decided it did not need to be perfect. Made with Stampin’ Up! stamps and wheels.

I have also included a Hero Card. With each box of cards we send to Operation Write Home, they ask that we include Hero Cards. I make these and send them blank with a type written letter to insert into the card. Stampin’ Up! set called Courage. 

Today Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog is celebrating 
Independence Day with a Blog Tour.   
So go visit to see all the great cards that have been 
made for the birthday of United States of America. 

Sending a huge thank the men and women who volunteer to serve today and their families for the sacrifice they make in being in a military family. 

May our troops remain safe and return home soon! 
Happy Independence Day!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy July 1st in Palm Bay

Today begins the new year for Stampin' Up! with the release of the new Idea Book. It is full of great new items and I am so excited to be able to share it with you. 

My day was brighten up by a lady who came in the office today bearing gifts. She brought me this beautiful hydrangea which goes so perfectly with our Hostess Set Because I Care.  I used Marina Mist and Old Olive paper to make her a thank you.   Embossed with black and colored with aqua painter.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Kit is Here!!

I have it all unpacked and quickly made a card.  I have more colors coming tomorrow so I will get to play more.  This was made with 118571 I{Heart} Hearts and the saying is from 117050 Watercolor Trio that both came in the $99.00 kit.   Which you can still order up until Wednesday, June 30th.  I used Melon Mambo ink and paper was melon mambo, old olive and whisper white. 

Happy Day...the man in brown is due to visit

My Stampin' Up! kit is due to arrive today. I can't wait to get me hands on new goodies. May my muse be with I can whip up some samples.  More later.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Newest Venture!!

Yep, I am at it again. Stampin' Up! has a great promotion going on until June 30, 2010 for new demonstrators. Check out the kit is only $99.00. Who could pass that up?

I have always loved their stamps but they were wood mounted and years ago they did not have an angel policy.  So I took another ventures along the way.  They now have clear mounts and and Angel policy that works for me.  I will just order me a personal stamp that has my name and their copyright!  Can't beat that!

So my dear friends you will be hearing from me very soon. My kit is due to arrive on Monday and I can't wait.

When I first started stamping it was at a Stampin' Up workshop. I still have the project we made. I have saved it all this time.