Easter is coming!!

We had some various team challenges lately and I will be showing YOU the results of those challenges. In the meantime, my paper share paper came (only half of it) and I am awaiting the rest of the order so I can finish cutting up the paper and get it sent out. It is sort of fun for me to do these small paper shares. We all get to share the cost of the paper and I get to distribute it! Yay!! I can see how it would be a ton of work if there were more than 20 participants, though. That would seriously be a job unto itself!

Before I show you pictures of the cool new creations (that I fully expect you guys to CASE...."Copy And Share Everything!") I would be remiss if I did not remind you guys of something VERY IMPORTANT!!!

We officially only have one more month left of our Sale-A-Bration promotion. NOW is the perfect time for you to JOIN MY TEAM if you want to become a hobby demonstrator and start getting a whopping 20% discount on ALL your crafting and stamping supplies. And these aren't just any supplies, Stampin' Up! has proven themselves to be super high quality and you will be amazed at how much better your projects look when using their products. I was, and my friends and family even noticed and asked me what I was doing differently. Now that is amazing!!

Whether you want to just earn the 20% discount for yourself (and maybe your BFF) OR you want to go to the "Next Step" (we call those demonstrators "Next Steppers") I am here to help you. Being a newer demonstrator myself, I naturally have a lot of time to spend with my team members and I am a natural born teacher! I love to help my team blossom in whatever area they love the most and want to see them develop to their fullest potential. Even if that is being a hobby demonstrator.

To join MY TEAM it is only $99 and you will be able to choose ANYTHING in the catalogs up to $125 - that is a 25% discount on your initial membership! As an added benefit of joining during Sale-A-Bration you will also be able to choose TWO additional stamp sets worth up to $104! We definitely have a small handful of sets that are $52 (for wood mount) and I encourage you to choose the most expensive sets you can during this deal....the most expensive that you LOVE, naturally. You will also get about $50 worth of free catalogs and other business supplies along with a free Paper Pumpkin set!!

It is such a great deal and you will plug in to a wonderful community of positive, uplifting stampers who only want to help you create the best cards or other projects that you can. CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW or just call or text me if you have questions. I can even walk you through the process if you need any help. I am sure you can choose your own stamps and supplies without me, that is the most fun EVER!!! 951-973-3270 is my cell and I prefer texts. If it is after 10 pm pacific time I will likely wait till morning to return your text or call. :)

On to the photos!!

These note card-sized cuties are only 5" x 3.5" but they are adorable and make a fantastic gift! I used a couple of different cute sets I had (Just Keep Swimming and Love You Lots) but I think they came out super cute. The Just Keep Swimming set is one of the 'two-step' stamping sets and the images come out really nice. In the ones you see above, the gems, fish, macarons, and bears I used the same color but I "stamped off" in the first image then with the second stamp-the detail stamp- I just used the same color ink full strength. If you are wondering what "stamping off" is that is when you ink up your stamp in whatever color (say sweet sugarplum) and then "stamp off" on a piece of scrap paper then stamp the image on your card. Repeat that for all your first layer or first "step" images and then for the second image or for the detail image (in the case of the gem it is the little lines in the gem) you simple use the SAME color but you do not "stamp off."
The second set of notecards with the ladybugs came from the "Love You Lots" host set and the cupcake came from "Bella and Friends" and finally the last card has a watercolor was creation I did on my last foray into watercolor wash. It is fun and slightly addicting. I happened to have several small pieces that I never used for cards so there was a ready made card front!! Just added a bit of bling and a tiny sentiment. Super simple and stunning.

The UPS guy just stopped by so I need to go see what he brought me today. I know Stampin' Up! was going to send me my silver necklace you get when you promote to Silver level and I am waiting for it. I thought we had to pay for it but that isn't the case at all.

Please have a wonderful Thursday and check back often. Two more videos are in the works!!