Gift Bags From The Heart

Hospice of San Joaquin has an annual fund raiser every October.  My friend Phyllis works very hard to organize this event.

The other day Phyllis mentioned that she wanted to package the prize money in pretty gift bags this year.  I thought I can make those for her.  So I offered and Phyllis was thrilled.  Phyllis is picking up the bags in the morning. I sure hope that she likes them.

Hospice is close to my heart, they cared for my best friend, her mother and my brother.  I’m forever grateful.

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Stampin’ Up! Annual Incentive Trip

When the doorbell rang tonight, I wondered who it was, I wasn’t expecting company tonight.  I went to the door and it was my wonderful UPS man.

When I saw the package I thought, could it be???  YES, it’s a package from Morris Meetings….. OMGosh our SU incentive trip official documents are here.

LOOK at the nice clutch, I will be using this as a purse a lot, I love it!!!  This clutch holds our name tags, our itteniary, our luggage tags and loads of trip info.

These adorable elephants are our luggage tags.  They are so so cute.  They look like cookies.  They are a thick rubber, so soft and colorful.

Here are our name tags

And the cute spiral book holds all we need to know.  I didn’t know that SU is also giving us $466.00 to spend on meals while at the resort.  SU will host breakfast everyday, lunch two days and a special buffet dinner one day.  So this cash is for any other meals we want while in Thailand, AMAZING!

Kenn and I know that we could not have achieved this trip without YOU.  My customers/friends, downline and family.  We are so thankful.

After receiving this sweet package I got a text from my manager Debra in Idaho about the trip, we plan to meet on the beach.  And I contacted my friend Lisa Brown from Texas, we discussed wardrobe and currency.  While getting to literally travel to the other end of the world, I’m most excited about seeing Debra and Lisa and other demonstrators that I know.  I look forward to making more friends and getting the HOLIDAY catalog.  PIllow gifts are pretty exciting too.

I can’t wait to be with the SU team. For all the incentive achievers the excitement has begun.



Father’s Day

The stamp set Tuscan Vineyard sets the tone for a relaxing day sipping on a glass of your favorite wine with your dad.  Today I’m making a variety of Father’s Day cards with different themes.  It’s fun to think of different life styles and needs.

I love how this card came together.  I just started stamping and these beautiful images came to life.  A cluster of grapes, burlap ribbon a tiny rhinestone and hints of plum and lime add a special touch.

I filled in the blank spaces with one of the  texture stamps from the stamp set Touches of Texture.  I think that finished everything off nicely.  An envelope to match added the final special touch.

I hope you enjoyed visiting today~

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

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Color Theory Suite


As you know, Stampin’ Up! will release a new catalog on June 1.  Demonstrators however were given the opportunity to order select product early.  So I grabbed a suite and away I went.

I started out creating with the Color Theory Suite for a couple of reasons.  One, I absolutely love it and two, I will be presenting this suite at the Wine and Roses event  on June 17th.

While I can’t share my Wine and Roses display with you yet, I will share one of the cards I’ve created using the Thinlits from the suite.

Using the product from this suite I’ve created shabby chic style cards like you see in this post.  I’ve created fall cards, nautical cards and 3-D items plus more.  This set is amazing.   I love love love the stamp in the set that that says “Just breath”.  The font is beautiful and the sentiment itself is so soothing.

We have 5 spots left for the Wine and Roses event, so you can still come, contact me to reserve your spot.

You can also get a FREE catalog from me all you need to do is ask.

Live Loved ~ Beverlee





Eastern Palace Suite

When you see the NEW early released Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin’ Up! you will think Eastern of course.  This suite was inspired by the colors of a peacock and the elegance of a palace.  While I like elegant ( a lot ), it’s in my nature to try and change things up a bit.  With that said check out the samples I created.  These cards a definitely NOT what was intended to be created with this suite.

The sample above focuses on a bright summer daisy, very crisp and clean.  The whisper white, dapper denim and crushed curry colors just pop of off the card. This card is a sweet note to send anyone anytime.  While the folder I used for the background is brick.  The brick done in white made me think subway tile.

Now the card below.  This card gets down to my country roots.  I love sunflowers, woodgrain, texture and the nuteral colors in the Stampin’Up! color family.  There is nothing Eastern on this card yet it was made with the Easter Palace Suite thinlits and stamps.

I hope my ideas peaked your interest, sparked your creativity or made you want to CASE them.

Now, baseball…. Yep that’s right you can even make a card that screams baseball with this set.  Check this card out.

You will find the circle stamps that I used to create the ball in the Eastern Palace stamp set, crazy huh?


Now this card is closer to the Eastern look, but what is special on this card is the doilie.  I used one of the thinlits in the Eastern Palace Suite to make this doilie more intricate then it already is.  The original gold doilies have a solid center.  I cut out the solid center using a thinlits.  I think it’s so so pretty.  I think this is a gorgeous thank you card.  The sticker on the envelope, the dsp and the tassel are part of the suite too.

Last but definitely not least another summer card.  This card is happy and bright.  Everything except the linen thread and the background folder are in the suite. I love how this flower cuts into the card stock and the petals lift off the paper.  All of the sentiments in this stamps set are adorable.  I’ve stamp my envelopes, the front of the cards and the inside of the cards with the sentiments in this set.  Stampin’ Up! Did a really good job on this one for sure.  The stamps  are photopolymer so the curved verses can be straighten if you want a straight line verse.  That is what I did to make the stem of the sun flower.

Thanks for visiting with me.  I know this post was long but I just had to share all of the EASTERN PALACE SUITE cards I have on display in my studio.

You can order this product in MAY…. Contact me for details

Live Loved ~ Beverlee