Monday, August 10, 2015


Good Morning All, 
What a day it's been here in Colorado... 
dumping rain & hail all over our state. 
I was on my way to a doctor appointment when I 
got caught up in some major street flooding. 
Fire trucks passed through traffic & blocked the street. 
A cute fireman went to each vehicle & told us we 
had to turn around...*Home Sweet Home* Bound! 

I thought I would work on my blog for our... 
~August 30th Stampin' Up! Workshop~ 
And...*Summertime* Theme Card Exchange. 
Judy will be our hostess. Yay Judy! 
Hostess Code: A733QVQT 
These cards were planned & created early/mid June. 
Since most of our group had vacations & other activities 
going on through the month of July, we decided to postpone 
our workshop & place online orders until August. Well, as 
you can see by our late date that things are still going on, Ha! 

September 1, 2015~January 4, 2016 

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Kinda Eclectic, 
Gorgeous Grunge, Warmest Regards. 
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White. 
Inks & Reinkers: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, 
Marina Mist, Early Espresso. 
Accessories: Bitty Butterfly & Pansy Punches, 
Silver Metallic Thread, Metal Rimmed Pearls, 
Tweezers, Dimensionals, Full Wide Stamp Case, 
Baby Wipes...I used Pampers :) 

Stamp Sets: Awesomely Artistic, Beautiful Bunch, 
Butterfly Basics, Kinda Eclectic, 
Petite Petals, Flower Shop. 
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, 
Watermelon Wonder. 
Inks & Markers: Black StazOn, Black Memento, 
Smoky Slate, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, 
Cherry Cobbler, Watermelon Wonder, Tangelo Twist. 
Accessories: Fun Flower, Pansy, Petite Petals Punches, 
Brick Wall EF, White Gel Pen, Blender Pens, Crystal Effects, 
Dazzling Details, Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges/Daubers, 
Expressions Natural Elements. 

Years before I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, 
I would travel to Fountain, CO for monthly workshops. 
Sarah *MilesOfStamping* showed us this unique fold. 
We followed Claudia Rosa's Tutorial
The {far right} Stampin' Up! Charbon DSP 
was my very first Diagonal Double Pocket Card.  
I Love It! 
Thank You Sarah! :) 

Now It's My Turn... 
I started out by telling the girls that I had a 
Shhhhhh... *Top Secret Card Idea* 
Not knowing what I am up too... 
I ask them each to choose a Stampin' Up DSP 
stack {not specialty} from pages 142-143 of our 
2015/2016 annual catalog. Then I wanted to know 
which one sheet of 12"x12" paper & one color they 
liked best from the stack they chose... 

Michelle~Bohemian, 2nd from right, Bermuda Bay. 
Sue~Bohemian, 3td from right, Rich Razzleberry. 
Linda~Sweet Li'l Things, 4th from right, Watermelon Wonder. 
Lori~Sweet Li'l Things, 5th from right, Tangelo Twist. 
Judy~Sweet Li'l Things, 4th from right, Watermelon Wonder. 
Tracy~undecided Ha! funny girl :) 
Bees or Eggplant, Hello Honey or Blackberry Bliss. 

I now have all their kits together, except Tracy's JK! {haha} 
along with matching card stock & ribbon from the color they 
chose from their stack. They will also make tags for their cards 
using the Scalloped or Ornate Tag Topper punches. 
Make & Take home to stamp as desired :) 

Me~Timeless Elegance, 4th from right, Sahara Sand. 

*Summertime* Theme Card Exchange. 
Make 6~7 cards exactly alike, 
adding a critter {animal, insect, retile etc...} 

~By The Tide~ 
Stamp Sets: By The Tide, Occasional Quotes. 
Card Stock: Fan Fair DSP, Sahara Sand, Watercolor Paper. 
Inks & Markers: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Island Indigo. 
Accessories: Pearls, Glass Glitter, Shells, Linen Thread, 
Crystal Effects, Color Spritzer, Dimensionals. 

They say that when seahorses mate, they mate for life... 

*Our Results* 
Awesomeness!!! :) 

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