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Monday, July 29, 2013

Back From Stampin' Up! Convention...

I've been back from Convention for a week, but I've been so sick I haven't done much! I did go to the doctor on Wednesday- I have a sinus infection. I've been on antibiotics since then but I don't think I'm better yet. It didn't help that we had a garage sale all day Thursday and Friday, and Saturday morning. Temps were only in the 60's on Friday and Saturday and the breeze was blowing into the garage. Not a good thing when you're already sick! Saturday night was FireFest (Lonestar, Jerrod Niemann, David Nail, Diamond Rio, and Rocket Club) but I felt so crappy I left to come home and take a nap. John stayed and had a good time with his friends and I picked them all up when it was over.
Anyway...this is a picture of all my goodies from Convention! The bag is on the right- a silver and white backpack with lots of pockets. "Be the Difference" was the theme and it's on the t-shirt in the middle. Catalogs and make n takes are on the left, free stamp sets across the bottom (some wood, some clear). At the top is a brand new, still sealed Paper Pumpkin kit.


Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to go to to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The first kit you receive will be the Welcome Kit
 AND...the first person to sign up and designate me, Dena Lenneman, as their demonstrator, will receive the Paper Pumpkin kit in my picture above! It's the May kit, which is a really cute little scrapbook!

Sign up today or contact me with any questions!

Friday, July 19, 2013

My Walk In The Wild Swap

These are my cards for the second organized swap I signed up for, which was last night:

Stamp Set: Walk In The Wild
Colors: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Soft Sky
Accessories: Window Frames Framelits, Baker's Twine, Naturals Designer Buttons (top) or Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (bottom), Stampin' Sponges, Glue Dots

There are 3 sizes of each kind of button- this picture shows them all. I made 48 card fronts- 24 of each kind of button.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

My Six-Sided Sampler Convention Swap

I signed up for two organized swaps at Convention. These are my cards for the first one, which I'll be swapping this afternoon:

3 colors variations

Stamp Set: Six-Sided Sampler

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Hexagon Punch, 7/16" Trim, Dimensionals

I made 60 cards, 20 of each color variation.

Each card has 11 hexagons on it. That means I stamped and punched 660 hexagons! No wonder my hands hurt by the time these were finished!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Use It Up Six-Sided Sampler Hexagon Thanks

This is the last of my latest batch of "Use It Up" cards. Tomorrow and Friday I'll share my swaps for Convention, so please come back to check them out!

Stamp Sets: Six-Sided Sampler, Petite Pairs

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Dimensionals

Salt Lake City here we come! Stampin' Up! Convention starts tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Use It Up Label Love Lots Of Razzleberry Layers

Almost done with the latest batch if "Use It Up" cards! I love finding a way to use extra pieces that I throw in my scrap box until I have time to work with them! 
Stamp Set: Label Love
Colors: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Chevron Embossing Folder, Labels Collection and Apothecary Framelits, Artisan Label Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat and Festive Pack, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, a scrap of retired Designer Series Paper, the cover from a pad of Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (from last year's Holiday catalog), Stampin' Sponge, Dimensionals

Monday, July 15, 2013

Use It Up Apothecary Art Loving Thoughts Banner Greetings Birthday & A Special For New Demonstrators

Another Use It Up card...I had the Wisteria Wonder layer cut out already and the "Happy Birthday" banner was an extra from a recent swap card.
Stamp Sets: Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts, Banner Greetings
Colors: Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals
Offer: New recruits get to pick one of four project kits for free in addition to their starter kit when they join Stampin' Up!

Dates: July 15-August 31, 2013

Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.

OptionKit DescriptionItemTotal Value
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit133463
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle
 To sign up, go to and click on "Join The Fun" in the upper right hand corner of the page.
I'd love to have you be part of my stamping family!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Use It Up Illuminate Silver Glimmer Christmas Ornament

I have a hard time making Christmas cards in the summer, but I had this ornament stamped and cut out from last Christmas and for some reason had lots of Silver Glimmer circles punched out, so it was time for another Use It Up card. I like the way it turned out.
Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages - both are from last year's Holiday Catalog, but are still available as write ins!
Colors: Basic Black, Silver, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad
Accessories: Silver Glimmer Paper, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Hexagon Punch (to make ends of banner), Dimensionals
There are 3 pages of items carried over from last year's Holiday Catalog:
(click on each to see a larger picture)

To order, contact me by phone, text or e-mail

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Use It Up Newsprint Designer Series Paper

I went through my scrap box the other day and made a few cards to use up pieces and parts. These two use samples of some retired Designer Series Paper "Newsprint" and some new stamps:

Stamp Sets: Best of Greetings (top), Label Love (bottom)

Colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Newsprint Designer Series Paper (retired), Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Curly Label Punch (top), Artisan Label Punch (bottom)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Stampin' Up! Color Refresh Single Markers

Have you updated your Stampin' Up! Markers?
The colors that were brought back for the Color Refresh are available as a kit or individually until October 31st! Get yours today to keep your markers current!
Call, text or e-mail me with your order,

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Best Of Brides & Babies Anniversary Card

John's best friend from High School and his wife just had their 25th Anniversary. Their daughters planned a surprise party for them that we attended. They had no idea and were very surprised!
Colors: Silver, Whisper White
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, Silver Cord (retired)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Best Of Brides & Babies Wedding Card

The daughter of some good friends of ours got married recently. This is the card I made for her and her husband.

Colors: Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits, 5/8" Organza Ribbon

Thanks to my good friend/downline Amy who made a card similar to this and inspired my card!

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Best Of Stamp Set, Photoplymer "Settin' Sail", Designer Series Paper Special, Washi Tape Special

The July "Best Of" Stamp Set is a collection of stamps chosen by Shelli, the co-founder of Stampin' Up!
There's also a new Photopolymer Stamp Set: Settin' Sail
Do you love Designer Series Paper? I do! Now is the time to stock up! Buy 3, get 1 FREE!
(Specialty DSP and the DSP Stacks aren't part of the special)

And here's a great deal on Washi Tape, including an online "class" so you can learn new ways to use it!

Contact me to place your order,