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Another New Baby!

Isn't she so cute! Born last night during that terrible storm. Look how perfect she is!!

Quilt Square

Hi everyone,
I am so excited because I finished my first quilt sqaure (hot pad) and I think it turned out fabulous! I used the five point star die in my Big Shot to cut out the fabric petals for the flower and the Circle Scallop #2 die to cut the leaf and center of the flower. It was so easy to make. I would love to plan a class so that you could make this same adorable hot pad! Shoot me an email if you are interested in learning!
Hi everyone,


Just a quick reminder of the class coming up this Tuesday at my Grandmother’s House. The spotlight card will be the tin roof technique. See Below









Come learn this wonderful technique of making faux metal plus the card spotlights one of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! sets Abundant Hope found in the Spring Occasions Mini. There are two other cards that you will creat which are not shown.

Class fee $10.00
Date: Tuesday April 25th.

Class Time- There are two times available- 2pm to 4pm or 6pm to 8 pm.

Sign up today!... But hurry because last chance to sign up is Monday April 26 2010 at 5pm.

Basic Card Class

Hi everyone,
I forgot to post about my class at the Nutritian Center on the Third Thursday of each month. We made three fabulous cards. You can join us next month. Just drop me an email!

First Card



This card was made with Sahara Sand, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Boardering Blue CS, Kraft ribbon and Refuge and Strength Stampset

Second Card

This card was made with Sahara Sand, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, and Boardering Blue CS. We have been having so much fun with making flowers in my class. The flower you see in this photo is made with the scallop punch. If you are interested in how it was made send me an email.

Third Card


This card was from this months card kit. Love the colors... Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Soft Suede and More Mustard. For more information on the card kit that contains this card, look for April Card Kit ad on the right side of this blog or send me an email!

Hope this inspires you to create! Send me your creations if this does!! Happy stamping.


Summer Mini Catalog Items

I was creating today for an upcoming swap and wanted to share. The stampset on this card will be available to purchase in our upcoming Summer Occasions Mini Catalog May 1st. What a great Father's Day Card

Stamp Set: King of the Grill


Card Stock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Square lattice Embossing Folder, Modern

Label Punch, Big Shot, Movers & Shapers punch window,

Paper piercing tool and matt, black Gingham Ribbon,

5/8” Silver Jumbo Brads.

Ink colors: Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun, Basic Gray

Creamy Caramel and Blush Blossom

Technique: I rolled a brayer in Real Red ink and then applied

to one side of the embossing folder prior to running it through

the Big Shot to get table cloth look (background paper).

Preserving Memories University

Preserving Memories University and Card Making Event


Join me for our annual event to stock up on all-seasonal quick strips. These are the perfect tool for scrapbooking your pages all year long!

You will have the option to make 10 2-page spreads with each coordinating strip OR to make 20 cards using the same exact supplies.

Sign up for 2 spots and make a set for scrapbooking and a set for card making! Maximize your stamping night! Check out some of the projects below!

DATE: Saturday May 1st
TIME: 3pm to 5 pm.

PLACE: Grandma's House- Top of LeHeup HillCLASS FEE: $25.00


RSVP BY APRIL 16th
(please note the early deadline. This class requires many hours of prep to order, cut and collate supplies. I would love to have you join us, but sign up early--space is limited!) Email me or call-----
SANDRA GRIMES CELL: 352-424-2418 or Susan Coats (813) 334-3951


Color Renovation comes to Stampin' Up!

I'm very excited to announce that color renovation is coming to Stampin' Up! To stay up-to-date with the trends in color, we have come out with a refreshing, updated color palette! All of our standard color families are changing--30 current colors will be retired in June, some of the current In Colors will become permanent colors, some old favorite In Colors are coming back and some new, permanent, colors are being introduced starting in July! (See next page) There will also be new In Colors (as usual) that will be available for two years instead of only one!




Here are the colors that will only be available through the end of June. Now is a great time to stock up on card stock, ink refills, markers, etc before they are gone-- Be sure to click on the picture to see the complete list.




April Sketch of the Month


Sketch of the month has arrived! Remember all you have to do is creat a card front with this design. You choose the stamps, colors, embellishments and words. All items must be Stampin' Up! Bring this card front to the next Uptown Card Class at the end of the month or submit by mail prior to April 27! Last months winners got First Place -free shipping on next order, Second Place received free 8.5 x 11 card stock of choice and Third Place received a free classic pad of choice. Have questions?  Send me an email sandragrimes@tampabay.rr.com. Have fun with this sketch!

Rag Purse



Look at what I made with my Scallop Square Big Shots Die! What do you think? It took me all of about two hours to make. I am so proud of my shelf! If anyone is interested I would be more than happy to set a date for a class and show you how to make this great purse.

Two-Step into Spring!




From April 1-30 only, you can buy the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set—or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!

Item Description Price

117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) $39.95

120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount) $27.95



Plus, get 20% off a selection of springy Two-Step Stampin' sets:

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price

113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $25.95 $20.76

113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $24.95 $19.96

111578 101 Flower Fancy $36.95 $29.56

113258 112 Trendy Trees $17.95 $14.36