The much-anticipated holiday season has come to a close, but connecting with the ones you love should be a tradition you keep alive throughout the year. An inexpensive and personal way to stay connected with family and friends during the new year is sending handwritten cards or notes. E-mail and texting may be popular right now, but old-fashioned handwritten cards or notes still reign supreme. .


As a local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and craft enthusiast, I would love to discuss with you unique ways that you can stay connected by handcrafting their own cards or stationery. In fact, from now until April 30, 2010, Stampin’ Up! and Country Living magazine are offering a special Country Living Cards à la Carte stationery kit intended to help people stay connected and revive the art of the handwritten note. I have  a photo of the Country Living Cards à la Carte kit  on the left side of this blog and would love to meet with you and discuss doing a workshop on the importance of staying connected the old-fashioned way through handwritten notes, as well as some creative crafting ideas for menus, place cards, and other projects that can be created with this versatile kit.

To view the article Country Living artical, "Make Your Own Party Invitations and Décor," Click Here Please note that in addition to showcasing Stampin' Up! products in this article, Country Living has also used products from other companies.


The Cards à la Carte kit is only available until April 30, 2010, or while supplies last, so be sure to order yours today!

Hill Top Card Class



We had such a fun class today! Nine of my stamping buddies showed up to make Easel cards. We used all the new punchs and several of the new stampsets from the Spring mini catalog.  I have this class the last Tuesday of every month so if you think you would like to come join the fun? Send me an email or  Click here to see my upcoming events.


To make these darling cards you will need two pieces of card stock. The Card Front which is 5.5 x 4.25 and a second piece that is 4.25 x 11. You then score the second piece at 5.5" and 2.75". I have a sketch that will help if this is unclear. Send me an email requesting the information and I will email a copy to you.  Then you decorate front as you wish. I really love the calendar on the bottom because this makes a terrific gift for anyone. All three of theses cards were cased off of  a demonstrator only site and I can't for the life of me remember who provided these wonderful ideas.

SKETCH OF THE MONTH WINNERS!

First Place- Joan McPhail


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Second Place- Gladys Phillips


Third Place - Bernie Scholz

The second part of our class we voted on the sketch of the month. I know! I know! These cards have contraband on them, but my ladies are learning. I am very proud of them for being a part of the sketch of the Month. Congratulations Ladies for a job well done!

Well until next time fellow stampers!
And look at this darling Easter goodie bag. He is made with several of our punches along with the Big Shot Top Note BigZ Die! He is so dang cute!! Thank you Linda Jones (cased Julie Wadlinger) for sharing this adorable gift idea!
Here are some more cards from our meeting. (Left ) Pat Nelson (Right) Susan Sanders- Awesome Cards Ladies!!!
And finally all the great ideas you get when demonstrator's have group meetings. These two cards were made by two wonderfully talented ladies- (left) Michele Kernodle and (right) Robin Satterwhite. Great cards for Easter!
Here is Susan and myself getting ready to have some dinner before we swap!
Here is the group of wonderful ladies who came out to stamp, enjoy Pam's company
Hi everyone I wanted to share how much fun we demonstrators have when we get together. Here is Pam Morgan who flew in from Utah just to stamp with us! She is part of the Demonstrator Support Team at Stampin' Up! We were all so excited to have her here!

Spring is Almost Here!!
























This card was made with the following;
Card Stock- Barely Banana-Certainly Celery. Lovely Lilac and Whisper white
Ink- Black, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Always Articoke
Accessories; Big shot -Perfect Polka Dots Impressiosn Folder-Oval Scallop die and the Embosslit Die Beautiful Wings
Stampset- Abundant Hope

You have not stamped in a while I hope this motivates you to get your stamps out and try a springtime card.

Easter Card




















This is a really pretty card made by Bev just in time for Easter. She used my Sketch of the month to get her Mojo going. Great Job!

MARCH SKETCH OF THE MONTH!


Come join in the fun! Get your creative juices flowing by entering in March's Sketch of the Month.Use my sketch to give you a start and then build from there. You pick the stampset... you pick the colors... and then send me a photo of your creation.

Spring is in the Air


Just wanted to start building some excitement for the upcoming Nutritions Class. This card is perfect for Spring! This is the time of year you want to get out side and plant flowers! We will make three cards all creating a mood of Spring. So come join our wonderful group!!!