To say it’s been a busy time of late is an understatement. Even though I have teenagers (15 & 17) they still need their Mom and I’m an expert at watching volleyball and learning about lacrosse. Seems in the volleyball world, girls CLUB season and boys High School season are at the same time so it’s lucky we have two parental units that can split and attend each event. Somedays, it doesn’t work out when my hubby is traveling. Oh and then my daughter is trying High School lacrosse and loves it…that overlaps with my son’s volleyball games. Can you keep up? Well, I have a hard time keeping up with all the traveling involved in Club sports. It’s all good because someday they’ll both be gone and I’ll be wishing to watch them play a sport–guess that’s when the grandkids come into the picture. I have a long wait for those since my kiddos are still teenagers.

I traveled to San Diego for On Stage and got my hands on the new Annual Catalog! It’s fabulous!!! If you want to get an early look at ALL of the catalogs then become a Demonstrator. You can be a Hobby Demonstrator and never give classes or workshops…you’d just have to make your quarterly minimums to stay active. For only $99, you’d get your pick of Stampin’ Up! products in your starter kit and whoosh, you’d be off and running. Click on the sign up button for details and contact me as I’d love you to be part of my Paper Diva’s Group.

On to the Sneak Peek!!!

WOW….Milestone Birthday!

This adorable card is to celebrate my hubby’s birthday which is TODAY, April 19th! I used the gorgeous new Birthday Memories Suite paper, threw in some Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, base is the NEW In-Color Lemon Lime Twist. The NEW Happy Birthday Thinlit Die was cut twice and off set to show a shadow…isn’t it awesome?!  The 50 is die cut with the continuing Large Numbers Framelits and backed with Silver Glimmer Paper.

Because I attended On Stage, I was able to pre-order a few things, well kind of a lot of things but I’m not telling how much. Look at the inside of the card! If you LOVE this as much as I do you’ll grab the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies right now because they are being discontinued and selling out. If one photo is good…then three are better right? I wanted you to see the full view of this great Thinlit! If you purchase, I’ll send you the full instructions on how to make this adorable card. Of course, buy the thinlits NOW and you’ll have to wait until the NEW Annual Catalog goes live to get the rest of the supplies. I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch for the die cut backings and for the Silver Glimmer Balloon. Every other die cut is with the NEW Birthday Friends Framelits Dies. They are so darn cute that I just smile cutting them out! I just love how the inside turned out! Hubby likes to cook so the “chef” has decorated the inside banner 🙂 Cake and banner are part of the die cuts!


So do you love this set? Buy the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies right now and get the rest in June. You won’t be sorry.

These two are ready for their close-up! I used a white pen that’s discontinuing to highlight his mustache for a salt & pepper look and you can use the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker for this effect. It’s only $3.50 in the catalog.





I would LOVE love to be your Demonstrator! Order from my Online Store and take advantage of my Frequent Buyer Program, for every $250 spent, you get to pick $25 in merchandise from any current catalog for FREE from Me! Speaking of catalogs, if you’ve place a $50 order with me during the last year, you’ll be receiving a catalog in the mail. If you haven’t placed an order then what are you waiting for 🙂 come on, you know you’ll love it!

Supplies that you can order RIGHT NOW! Remember the Balloon Pop-Up is discontinuing so get it NOW.