Stampin’ Up! BINGO

SUCCESS!!!! Bingo was such a huge success……. I personally had so much fun, my guests were so excited, so full of energy and ready to play.  They loved the prizes and absolutely loved their make and takes.  This little piggy card was make and take #2.  It was a hit.  My guests used their imagination and placed the cute little flower in different areas.  Each one was adorable.

I cased this card, I just had too, its so so cute.  This card was one of the trades from Thailand.  Again I don’t have the designers name, I didn’t receive this card in my stack of trades. I did have the opportunity to snap a picture of it though.  I knew I had to case this card and share it with my guests.  I’m so glad I did.

Sweet Amanda Bender came to BINGO bearing gifts.  What a sweetheart Amanda is she gave me this beautiful bottle of wine.  Check out the hand stamped tag.   I just love Amanda.  We met when I was asked to participate in the Wine and Roses event that my side line Angie hosted.  Amanda and I will be friends forever now, it’s just wonderful how stamping has brought so many great people into my life.  I’m beyond grateful.

Rhonda and Debbie both won Bingo twice!!! Can you believe that? And Terry won a game too.  The BIG winner of Blackout was Christine.  Christine won a $90.00 shopping spree with me.  She was so excited!  Both Rhonda, Christine and Terry are new customers of mine, so winning product will help them grow their collection of stamps and accessories.  Debbie is a long time customer and dear friend, I was happy to see that the product she won were items she didn’t already have.  She was thrilled.

BUT the best news of all, Christine has decided to join my team.  YES a new recruit, I’m so so excited for the both of us.  Christine and I are two peas in a pod, we really have a great time when we are together.  I look forward to seeing where her new business takes her.  It’s going to be a fun ride, I know that for sure.

If you attended BINGO last night please comment and let me know how your experience was. THANK YOU!

Live loved my friends, and thanks for popping in.

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Totally Different

Yes these two cards are totally different and they are made with the same stamp set “Painted Harvest”.  Remember the other day when I said I was having fun making those little bags?  Well I had just as much fun making these two cards. The set is so easy to use, I just started stamping and this is what I ended up with.

Card    #1.   When I was looking at the stamps in the Painted Harvest set, I saw that the center circle of the sunflower looked like a posey.  So I grabbed some Flirty Flamingo ink and started creating.  YEP a cute posey indeed.  The border on this card is beautiful. Lets talk about the border.  The thinlit that created this border is from a set of thinlits called “Card Front Builder Dies” (also in the new holiday catalog but available August 1 in an early release ) was designed to use during the Christmas season. But I think you can use this particular thinlit in the set anytime you need to dress a card up.  How about you, what do you think?

Guess what else?  There are two other dies in the set that you can use to build a card front with.  Plus some trees a deer and some poinsettia leaves.  This thinlit pack is part of an amazing Bundle called “Carols of Christmas”.  You know what bundle means, there is a coordinating stamp set.  YEAH!!!!  Remember you can get this bundle beginning August 1.  More to come about that.

Card   #2.  I just went with what the stamps in Painted Harvest were made to do, make sunflowers.  I love how the stitched oval framelit makes the focal point pop.  And that new ribbon, “Lemon Lime Twist” gosh it’s pretty.  Lemon Lime Twist is such a refreshing and bright color I love it.  I have the ink, marker, refill and ribbon because I knew this color was going to be used a lot by me.  I’m more of a Regals Collection Color gal, but these new in-colors did something for me. You can see I used Lemon Lime Twist on both cards, it worked very well with the Flirty Flamingo color on card #1.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today!  I’m enjoying a quite Saturday so it was nice to relax and share with you the things I love.

You live loved my friends,


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Little Bags

Yes, I have a thing for little bags.  I don’t know why and these bags have my heart they are so so cute.  These bags have a wax paper type feel so I knew ink would not dry on them.  I thought if I emboss them, the bags may melt under the heat of the heat tool.  But I tried it anyway and guess what?  It  worked they don’t melt.  I love them.  Love love love.  So, I decided to put my $5.00 off coupons for this Saturday nights BINGO into them.  I think my guests will enjoy the added touch.

Where can you get the bags you ask, you will never guess.  I was at In- N-Out Burger the other day and saw them by the napkins and such. I took a few ( well a little stack)  just because they looked interesting.  Sure enough these bags are perfect for a little somethin’ somethin’.

Now the next question you are asking, WHAT STAMP SET IS THAT????  It’s new, it will be in the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG.  This fall set is to die for.  Shelli and Sara gave the set to us in Thailand, WHOOHOO!!!  Per SU rules I can’t show you the set, but I can make things with the set and show you my projects.  So this is project #1, I’ve already made two cards using the set too, I will show you those another time.  Do you want a Holiday Catalog?  All you have to do is ask.  As soon as they are available I will get one for you.

Here is my desk all set up to CALL BINGO, I’m so EXCITED!!!!

LIVE LOVED my friends, Beverlee




HELLO!  I’m back from the annual SU Incentive trip, but not…. I have major jet lag.  What is jet lag anyway?  I’ve never traveled across the world before so this is all new to me.  When we arrived to Thailand I was fine and when we returned I was fine, or so I thought.  Now I just can’t sleep.   Then during the day I’m tired so I nap, then when it’s time for bed I’m not tired because I napped!!!!!!  Anyway, hopefully I’m back to normal soon.  I want to take a nap right now but I won’t let myself, ugh.

So instead of napping lets discuss this card. Isn’t it beautiful?  I won’t be able to give credit to the creator because I don’t know who she is.  At each incentive trip destination SU displays all of the submitted trades to ensure we see them all. Our names are on the back of the cards so I could not see who made it.   I loved this one, so I snapped a close up.  The HELLO\ floral stamp is all one stamp, its one stamp from a set of two stamps.  The other stamp says THANKS with the floral infused into the sentiment also. Both stamps are so pretty.

The background was made with SU’s new Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks. I love that stuff, it really adds so much texture and dimension and it’s so easy to use.  You need to try it.  You just lay the mask onto the card stock and spread the paste over it with a Palette Knife (you can find the knives on pg. 201).  Pull off the mask and there you have it.

On a side note, you can add a couple drops of re-inker to the paste and change it from white to any color you wish, AWESOME huh?  Can you imagine all the things you can do with this stuff?

I hope you enjoyed your visit with me.  I hope you learned something too.  You all have a great evening.

Live Loved ~ Beverlee



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Happy Independence Day

Hello my friends and Happy 4th of July ( well tomorrow).  I just had to share with you a brooch that my friends/customers JoNell made to give to her friends and co-workers.  Can you image getting this beautiful brooch just in time to wear tomorrow?  I think I would have squealed out loud.

Here is the how to information.

JoNell used burlap as the medium for her brooches.  She cut the burlap into heart shapes using SU framelits (cool huh?). JoNell then applied Versa Mark ink directly onto the burlap and then sprinkled clear embossing powder onto the hearts, shook off the excess powder and then heated it with the heat tool. Embossing the burlap makes it stiff, YES!!!!.  The last step is to select ribbons and embellishments and then hot glue then onto the hearts.  Some of the embellishments JoNell used have been discontinued but I listed the other items you can still order as a good substitute.

GREAT job JoNell your friends must have loved their  gifts.  Especially since these brooches are made from the heart.

Live Loved my friends ~ Beverlee


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