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March 2009

Pink Flamingo Bag Tag Kit in the Mail

These fun scalloped bag tags have been a huge hit with each group I have made them with!!

Now YOU can purchase a kit to make your own Bag Tag!  Hang them on tote bags, purses, laptop bags, back packs, luggage, carry ons, sports bags, convention bags, use them on your keychain, etc.!

This kit is available in the Pink Flamingo Designer Paper series only.. each tag kit will be slightly different due to the 12 patterns of paper available in the package.  Your tag WILL come with a customized initial in a coordinating color and all the supplies you see below, to complete your tag at home.

Bag tag kit contents 

Your kit comes with the supplies shown above:

  • large and small chipboard scallop die cuts
  • 4 scalloped Pink Flamingo die cuts (to cover chipboard)
  • key ring
  • 6 die cut flowers for embellishing
  • 3 pieces of coordinating ribbon for embellishing
  • Initial of your choice in coordinating color

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You will need: gluestick or adhesive of choice, Crop A Dile (or hole punch to go thru chipboard), scissors. Stampin' Dimensionals are optional but add a nice touch.

Pink Flamingo Bag Tag Kit in the Mail available only in the US.

PLEASE specify the personalized INITIAL when you order! You can also specify your preference of mostly red, pinks, yellow (summer sun) or turquoise when you order - every effort will be made to create your kit in your color preference.  Each kit makes one tag as shown above with a large and small scallop on one ring.

Purchase your kit here for only $7.50 plus shipping (1st class in a padded envelope).&nb

Specify the Initial you want here
Preference of mostly Red, Pink, Yellow or Turquoise for the tag:

sp; Allow 1 to 2 weeks for delivery. 

I think these will be on all my bags!

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More Retired Merchandise for Sale

I just added about 3 million over 30 accessory items to my Retired Merchandise Sale page.. please feel free to check it out!  I am happy to combine items and give you the best deal possible on shipping when you buy 2 or more items.. email me to confirm the items are available. Payment through Paypal only, US buyers only.


Mom n Me Class Projects

I have the pleasure of teaching a "Mom n Me" stamping class for my friend Janice and her friends this weekend ... here are the fun projects we'll be making!!

A "Top Note Die purse" using Raspberry Tart Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!

Rasp tart purse 

A "Bag Tag" using the Scallop die (in the Big Shot) and Pink Flamingo Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!

Scallop bag tag 

A "Covered Note Pad" using Sweet Always Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!


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Watch for a kit offer for the Bag Tags coming soon!

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Three quick reminders for you:

  • My FREE TAX & SHIPPING Customer Appreciation Sale ends at 10pm on Friday, March 27!  (See details here)
  • Sale A Bration ends on Tuesday, March 31 - have you placed your order to get all the free sets, ribbon and paper that you want?  If not, order on line HERE or email me
  • The awesome recruiting special ends Tuesday, March 31, too!  Details HERE.

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3 More Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil cards

Hope you are not tired of these yet.. I had so much fun creating lots of different cards with this fabulous stencil! (available in the Decor Elements Catalog pg 23, item code 116572, for only $9.95)

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all cards use the Parisian Breeze DSP (pg 158) and Kraft cardstock

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I sponged classic ink through the stencil on to the card.  If you are a demonstrator, did you see the neat video by Linda Hansen on the SU! site? .. she showed the spritzer tool and the stencil.. I need to try that!

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Happy 18th Birthday JB !!

It's so hard to believe my "baby" is 18 today... WHERE did all the years go??  What happened to all the BRIO trains, Legos and Thomas the Tank toys? 

Parents were asked to design a dedication page for their Seniors for the school yearbook this year.. here is the page I made for our son.. I thought this would be a good day to share it!  I was soooooooooo wishing our Digital Scrapbooking program would be out by now... I really wanted to use it for this page... but Picasa and PhotoShop to the rescue.

Jb yearbook  

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Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil - part 3

Yes, I'm hooked on using this Kind Thoughts Brocade stencil... it makes such a pretty background for cards!  I paired it with the Parisian Breeze Cardstock Weight Designer Paper and the Bella Bleu DSP for these classy cards:

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The Fabulous Friend stamp (above) is from a new set coming out on April 1 in the Occasions Mini catalog and the matching scalloped oval punch is in there too!

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More info on the stencil is in THIS POST.

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Hawaii Customer Appreciation Special!

Customer appreciation  

Many of you have asked about the Stampin' Up! Hawaii Incentive Trip taking place this week...  yes, I did earn the trip but we elected not to go...  I know.. I know.. you are saying "How could you NOT go to Hawaii!?".. well, last fall when I had to make the decision if we were going or not, I just "knew" we needed to forgo this trip and opt for the cash award instead.  That turned out to be a wise decision as the economic downturn has really hurt my husband's income and now we are thankful for the cash award from Stampin' Up!.  While I will miss being with all my wonderful Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends this week in Hawaii, I am also thankful that we had another option. 

I am working hard on earning the next Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip which is a cruise to the Caribbean in April 2010!  Thank you to all of my loyal customers who have helped me get so close to earning this trip!  I'm almost there!

My Customer Appreciation Special for the following 6 days is: 

  • FREE TAX AND SHIPPING on any order over $50 !! 

  • and... every order placed between now and 3/27 will go into a drawing for your choice of a Level 2 Hostess set from the current catalog!!  Your name will go in to the drawing for every $50 in orders placed!

In addition to the above specials, you also get FREE Sale a Bration gifts from Stampin' UP! for every $50 you spend, and, you get a free catalog from Stampin' Up! too!

Orders must be emailed or faxed to me no later than 10pm on 3/27/09 and must include your credit card information unless I already have that on file for you.  Payment must be made by CC at the time of ordering.

If you prefer to place orders on line yourself (which I love!) I will not be able to discount your order with free tax and shipping, but will be happy to send you a coupon good for that amount off your next order, placed via email or fax with me, and I will still put your name in the drawing for the free Level 2 hostess set.

Email your order to:

or email me for my fax #

Thanks for your support of my business!


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Button Embellishments!

I was having fun making more cards with my Kind Thoughts Stencil and I really enjoyed coming up with a variety of different button and brad embellishments for my cards!

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you can click on the photo above to see it larger...

I think the one in the upper middle looks a little like a sunny side up egg!  LOL

Layered button My favorite idea... putting the 2 corduroy buttons together - how was THAT for Clever!?

I always knew that I "dreamed in Stampin' Up!", but would you believe iI woke up at 3am one morning with this idea?!?  crazy, huh?


This is an image of the Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil from the Decor Elements Catalog.  I made the above cards using this stencil and also in previous posts HERE and HERE.

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Kind Thoughts Brocade Small Décor Stencils

A combination of brocade styling and the detail of a flourish, the Kind Thoughts stencil will make it easy to create delicate flourishes anywhere your mind can imagine.

■ Dimensions: 7" x 5-3/4"
■ Dimensions (HxW) are approximate and are taken from the largest letter or image in the set unless noted otherwise

Decor Elements Catalog pg 23, item code 116572, $9.95

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Kind Thoughts Stencil Card #2

Yesterday I posted a card using the Kind Thoughts Brocade stencil.. here is another one.. this time I incorporated the coordinating brocade image stamp from Friends 24/7 on the right side of the card:

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The Kraft Top Note Die is layered onto the Kraft striped paper from the Taste of Textiles package (pg 156).  All sponging and stamping is Chocolate Chip Classic ink. The button and ribbon are both "Kraft".  The tag is from the Matchbox die (coming in the Occasions mini).

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A few of you have asked to see Shelli's album cover that she did with this stencil, here it is:

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I think she used paints or craft ink pads... anyone remember for sure?

and here is a scrapbook page inside her album with the same stencil:

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all images © Stampin' Up!

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Stampin' Up! Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil

When I saw Shelli demonstrate with this goregous stencil on stage at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando in January, I KNEW I NEEDED this stencil!!  I love it!!

This is the Kind Thoughts Brocade Small Stencil available in the Decor Elements Catalog.

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I sponged Chococlate Chip ink through the stencil onto a Top Note die cut from Kraft Cardstock.  It's layered onto a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock wheeled with the Friendly Words jumbo wheel. The Thank You stamp is one of the best bargains in the entire catalog... do you know where to find it?  (pg 208) :)

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I love that the stencil coordinates with the Friends 24/7 Brocade image.. tune in tomorrow for a card using the stamp and the stencil!

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