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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Christmas Card Jingle III...

I know it isn't Christmastime yet, but I sure feel it sneaking up on me...Don't you?

Well don't let the holidays become a chore for you...Join me for Christmas Card Jingle III and make 12 fabulous cards (4 of each design pictured) and a cute card pouch.

Reserve your seat today with your RSVP. Click my Calendar tab on the right column of my blog and then on the date of Tuesday, October 30th. Class will begin at 6:30pm and
class fees of $30 per person.

Questions? Email me today at or call me.

Comforts from the Kitchen

Today was a day filled with household chores and kitchen comforts. I made my favorite yellow squash casserole and thought I'd share it with you.

I also created a great recipe page from My Digital Studio and that way I can share it with friends or even with a Bride-to-Be as I shower her with a gift of a casserole dish. I love to include a couple of recipes that could be lovingly prepared in the dish.

MDS2 (My Digital Studio) is fabulous and continues to give me hours of creative enjoyment. Purchase your copy of My Digital Studio 2 thru online store. Contact me with any questions.

Warm Autumn Blessings,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Spooky Evening of Fun for October PMS - - -

PMS You wonder ... ?? Why it's ...Paper - Munchies and Stampin'... of course!

Check out this fabulous Friday night- 10/26 - at 6:30pm ---This Spooky gathering will be an evening to enjoy as we gather to create these creepy-liscious Halloween projects.

You will adore this cute Frankie Card Purse, Frankenstein Card and super spooky (but cute) 12" x 12" scrapbook page.

RSVP to me no later than Friday, October 19 by clicking my Calendar button on the right panel of this blog and clicking "RSVP", completing the registration blanks and submitting your info. Class fee is $20 and includes a full package of Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Simply Elegant - - - Just for You...

Tuesday evening, October 23rd at 6:30pm - - -see the simple elegance of these beautiful black and white cards come to life as we create a variety of cards to celebrate different life events.

Bring your scissors and adhesives - along with a smile.

Class fee is $20.

RSVP BY 10/20 by sending an email to me or calling to register.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August PMS Projects

Join me Friday, August 24th for a PMS - Paper Munchies and Stampin' party where we create using various Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers.

This month we will use the Patio Party Collection to create 3 fabulous projects. The project theme for August is Happy Birthday.

Class Fee: $20
Date: Friday - August 24, 2012
Time: 6:30pm
RSVP by Clicking the CALENDAR link on the right column and then choosing the PMS event on 8/24. Fill out the form - send your info by submitting - and your seat is reserved.

You need only bring a smile and a Keys to Creativity Kit*
*This Keys to Creativity Kit includes: A cute black mini tote filled with: Stampin' Up Paper Snips, Stampin' Up Dimesionals, Stampin' Up Snail, Stampin' Up Rhinestone Jewels, Sticky Tape packed in a cute tote with a monogrammed fob personalized with your initial.

Don't have a Keys to Creativity Kit? Order you personalized one from me today for only $40 and receive a FREE CLASS PASS.

Make it an {INK}redible Day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Keys To Creativity Kit - Especially for You!

Love to papercraft? Want to be able to grab your tool tote and run out the door for a last minute class with confidence?

I've created a Special PERSONALIZED kit for you. Check out this fabulous mini-tote. Filled with Stampin' Up! Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Stampin' Up Jewels-Rhinestones, Sticky Tape and Snail - This tote is perfect for all your paper-crafting fun.

Each Keys to Creativity Kit is personalized with a Stampin' Up! Designer Fabric tag with your initial on it.

Order your tote today for $40(a value of $65) and receive a FREE CLASS PASS.

Contact me today to order yours and choose your color scheme.

Make it an {INK}redible Day!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

InColor Mania Card and Wooden Tote Class

The 2012-14 In Colors are FANTASTIC and you will adore creating this fun card tote and the set of 8 wonderful cards and envelopes to coordinate.

Enjoy the fun time creating with friends - old and new - when we gather to inspire and create.

Join me on Friday - August 31st - 6:00-9:30pm. Your class fee of $25 will be collected upon arrival.

All supplies except those in your Keys to Creativity Kit are included, so don't hesitate to join this wonderful class. You can reserve your spot by choosing to RSVP through my calendar. Click the CALENDAR link on the right column > the date on my calendar of events > RSVP > Fill out info > Submit...and you're registered! Once I receive your RSVP - I will email you other pertinent class info.

Make it an {INK}redible Day!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Christmas Card Jingle II

Christmas Card Jingle II is open for registration and filling up quickly. Come join in the pre-holiday fun as we prepare 12 cards in an evening of fun, food and creativity.
Date: Tuesday - August 28
Class Fee: $30
All project supplies included.
RSVP by Clicking the CALENDAR Button on the column of links on the right. From there click on the event date and then the RSVP Button. Fill out the required info and you're all done.

You need only bring a smile and a Keys to Creativity Kit* *This Keys to Creativity Kit includes: A cute black mini tote filled with: Stampin' Up Paper Snips, Stampin' Up Dimesionals, Stampin' Up Snail, Stampin' Up Rhinestone Jewels, Sticky Tape packed in a cute tote with a monogrammed fob personalized with your initial.

Don't have a Keys to Creativity Kit? Order you personalized one from me today for only $40 and receive a FREE CLASS PASS.

Make it an {INK}redible Day -

Thursday, August 16, 2012

PMS* You're Gonna LOVE! Paper - Munchies - Stamps/Scrapbook Pages that is...

Join me each month for a great paper-crafting party where we create using various Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. This month we will use the Patio Party Collection to create 3 fabulous projects. The project theme for August is Happy Birthday.

Class Fee: $20
Date: Friday - August 24, 2012
Time: 6:30pm

Contact me for location and supply details.

Make it an {INK}redible Day!

Ladybug Summer Fun

Join me for an {INK}redible Gathering this month as we create this fabulous card and cute treat container.

For more info on when and where, reach out to me through my "CONTACT" button on the right column. Bring a friend and have your name entered twice in the door prize basket.

Click my calendar to RSVP for this and other events and I will email you directions and details.

Make it an {INK}redible Day!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Get a $10 product Credit---read on to see how

Great news for you! From July 21-31, 2012--- place a $50 product order via my online store and you can receive a $10 gift certificate to apply on future orders placed August 1-Decennber 31, 2012.

Enjoy the savings and shop your favorite products today...the fabulous new Framelits are my new favorite product and are simply Amazing!

Additionally, Christmas is already in the air and I'll hold my first Christmas Card Jingle on Saturday, July 28th at 10am. Contact me to register for this class today!

Make it an {INK}redible Day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

How blessed we are to live in The Land of the Free while we are protected by the Brave! Thank you to all the men and women who have previously or who are at present serving in our Armed Forces --- whether you are Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy --- our family treasures you and the sacrifices you and your family made or are currently masking to secure our future! May God watch over you and keep you safely tucked under His wings ... And may God prompt each and every one of us to seek Him first in all we do!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Want a Free Stampin' Up Big Shot Die Cut Machine? Ask me how!

Doing what I love, and sharing what I love with others are just a few of the benefits that made me decide to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I love sharing my passion for paper crafting of all types with family and friends, meeting new friends with my same "paper fun addiction" , and having the chance to build a great business doing so. Additionally, I get to set my own schedule and that is a definite plus! That being said, lots of friends have chosen to become part of my team because they ADORE paper fun and just want a discount on their product.

Is paper crafting a big part of your life too? Wouldn't you love to earn money while doing something you enjoy? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? Love product discounts? If you answered yes to ANY or ALL of these questions, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you. Whatever your reason may be to join, don't miss this fabulous opportunity to customize your kit AND get a Free Big Shot this month - July 2012.

Stampin' Up!'s New Demo Starter Kit is completely customizable!
Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get YOUR choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products! Also included in your demo kit is a business supply pack valued at $65! That's already of total value of $190! AND THIS MONTH I have a HUGE BONUS for the first six (6) team members that join my {INK}redible Team - a FREE SIZZIX BIG SHOT from me**. That's a total value of $290... all for $99 (plus tax).

Contact me if you have any questions, or if you are ready to begin your great adventure - CLICK "Join" on the Right Column.  **NOTE: The Bonus of the Free Big Shot is an exclusive offer from me, Dee Yates, as a demo and cannot be expected as a new recruit bonus offer from other Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

Make your day an {INK}redible Day!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Smiling Comes Easy When You're Stamping!---

Stamping is always fun but it gets even better when you can earn product bonuses and discounted product. This month you have two opportunities to do just that!!

The first promotion is our Reason to Smile Promotion.

This month - July 1- July 31 - when you purchase $50 in products you can add the Reason to Smile Stamp Set (in Wood Mount #131274 or Clear Mount #131275) - up to a $20.95 value-for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products*.
*Only one set per customer allowed.

Stay tuned for more promotions - sponsored by me - later this week.

Make it an {INK}redible Day!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pinwheels Meet Golfing...

This great New Digital Download for Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio is the perfect pair for creating a great digital page of William's 1st Golf Outing with GranDad.

The Pinwheels on Parade Kit (#130851) is full of great digital artwork and includes:
* 17-piece stamp brush set
* 4 Designer Series Papers
* 64 embellishments
* 1-page designer template (12" x 12")

This is a fun kit for celebrating birthdays, fun occasions, or everyday moments and it coordinates with these great Stampin' Up! colors: Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Riding Hood Red, Summer Starfruit.

Create your {INK}redible moments digitally today!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Pursuit of Happiness...

This great card was created using the Pursuit of Happiness and Circle Circus Stamps Sets. It was quick and easy to create and I LOVE the sentiment stamped. Find you little niche of happiness today and look for the blessings in your life today.

Don't forget...there's only two more days to place orders from the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog!

Make it an {INK}redible Day!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2012-2013 In Color Special

This is SUCH AN EXCITING TIME OF YEAR...Soooo get ready for an {INK}redible Special featuring the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors.

This year I am offering an In Color Club. This {INK}redible Package will gather for you all the NEW In Color Products over the next five months so it is a little easier on your purse. AND this club will include the NEW Firm Foam Ink Pads that Stampin' Up! is releasing with the new catalog. These pads are top of the line and I am excited for you to stamp with them!!

The five NEW In Colors are:
Gumball Green
Midnight Muse
Primrose Petals
Raspberry Ripple
Summer Starfruit

There are five monthly payments of $33.49 each (these can be made via paypal or by a credit card). If you wish to join and have me send you a Paypal invoice please remember to include the following info as you email me at
Please include the following information in your email:
1. Name
2. Mailing Address (United States addresses only)
3. Contact Phone Number
4. Which share(s) you would like to reserve (see choices below)
5. Email address for Paypal invoicing

Each month for five months, you will receive the following products in one of the NEW In Colors via snail mail: A photo will be coming soon!!

NEW Style Classic Ink Pad
Classic Ink Refill
1/2 pack of 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock
4 6x6 sheets from the In Color Patterns Stack
4 In Color Dahlias
2 yards of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stampin' Write Marker
Plus a Special Handmade Card from me!

At the end of October, you will have all the products in all five of the New In Colors. I will also include five hand stamped In Color Cards in a special creation for you with your final month's order as a "Thank You" for participating.

How Blessed We are as a Family...

Our Family is quite blessed! Our grandchildren are precious and full of energy and the 5 of them keep us young!

William and Brennan enjoyed the Zoo in San Antonio for the Memorial Day weekend, while Kayley Joy and Kaidence Grace came to GrandDad & Meemaw's House for Burgers and Bubbles! Our son Matt turned 26 on Monday and WOW we are proud of him!! What great parents he and Alexis already are to our new granddaughter, Lilyanne. Lilyanne Evangeline was resting well at home in College Station turning a whole week old.

We were able to gather some great photos of the kids and I used my brand new Fan Fair MDS DVD to create the Fabulous Pages. This new content DVD is available as the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog will become available June 1st. AND to make that even better, Stampin' Up offers My Digital Studio FREE on a 30-day basis so you can try it before you buy it.

To download your free copy, click my Shopping Cart icon on the top left and get started today.

Have an {INK}redible Day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

I am blessed to come from a family of Patriots...Thank you God for allowing me to grow and live in a country that enjoys such precious freedoms as the ability to worship YOU!

It came to my attention recently that as we celebrate Memorial Day, a few of my friends are also grieving the loss of a loved one lost in combat to preserve our freedoms. Each of these a mom/dad or wife/husband or sister/brother has and cherishes the folded flag given to them at the memorial service of a loved one.

Did you know how carefully thought-out and prepared each fold in a Folded Flag is? I thought today would be a great time to share just what each fold represents.

The 1st fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

The 2nd fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.

The 4th fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

The 5th fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decaur, "Our Country", in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.

The 6th fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that We pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for defense of our country since they were first born.

The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.

The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nations motto, "In God We Trust."

God Bless America and the Men and Women who have served and are currently serving our country to protect and provide for our FREEDOM!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Bright & Cheery Card with a Cute Little Purse

Look at this cute card and purse created from the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (#125409), the Bright Blossoms Stamp Set (W#125495 C#125497) and the new Petite Purse Bigz L Die (#125606).

These products are all part of the Summer Smooches Special Offer available now thru April 30th as a Sneak Peek. {I wish I could say that this creation was my idea, but it's only my memory of something I saw from one of my creative friends...if I could remember which one, I would give her credit.}

Additional Stampin' Up! products used to create these two items include:
Cardstock: Real Red, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White
Classic Stamp Pads: Island Indigo (#122937), Lucky Limeade (#122935),
Real Red (#103133) & Tangerine Tango (#111834)
Adhesives: Snail (#104332), Sticky Tape (#104294) & Dimensionals (#104330)
Accessories: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack - flower (# 118309)
Stampin' Jewels Rhinestones (#119246)

All these products can be yours to create this special card and Petite Purse when you attend one of my get togethers and place an order with a group or shop online. Click on the shopping cart if you wish to place your order now.

Great hostess rewards can be yours as well when you ask me to host a private party for you. Contact me today to plan your Girls Night Out!

Enjoy your paper fun today and make it an INKredible Day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's a Big Top Birthday

This sweet birthday card was created featuring the Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper (#122348) and the Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy (W#111710) and Patterned Party (W#123065 C#123067).

This card was quick and easy to put together and uses these additional Stampin' Up! products:

Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Tempting Turquoise Cardstock #102067, Real Red Satin Ribbon #117286, Glue Dots #103683, Stampin' Up! Rhinestones #119246, Perfect Polka Dot Emb Folder #117335, Ticket Corner Punch #119867, Snail Adhesive #104332, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Stempin' Write Markers: Real Red #100052, Tempting Turquoise #100058, Tasteful Trim Die #120893, Big Shot #113439.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Tin of Cuteness with a Ton of Summer Smooches

Look at this cute tin I put together for a new friend! I used the sneak peek opportunity of the NEW Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (#125409 - Available ONLY Now thru April 30th) to create these great glass magnets for her refrigerator or magnetic note board. Each glass circle was approximately 1 7/8" in diameter so I used the 1 3/4" Circle Punch to create the circles of DSP to be adhered and then punched the Magnet Sheet (#119816) with the same punch and adhered it to the DSP. I added the DSP to the glass using Snail Adhesive (#104332).

I created the band for the box using some of my favorite Stampin' Up! Punches: 2 1/2" Circle Punch (#120906), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (#119850) , 1 3/8" Circle Punch (#119860) and the Finial Press (#115963), Petals-A-Plenty (#116824) and Perfect Polka Dots (#117335) embossing folders to emboss each layer. The Stampin' Up Cardstock used were pulled from the Brights Assortment of Smooth Cardstock (#119706 - using coordinating colors of Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Daffodil Delight) I layered the circles on top of each other to create the flower using Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430). The flower was topped it with a Daffodil Delight colored button from the Brights Designer Buttons (#119747) and added White Bakers Twine for the bow (#124262).

The leaves were punched using Lucky Limeade Cardstock (#122926) and the Blossom Petal Builders Punch (#121808) and were given a little more detail with the Crimper (#101608). Wrapping the cute tin with a band created from Daffodil Delight Cardstock and adding a layer of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.

Check out the FABULOUS Summer Smooches Product Line!

Create something today with your talents and put a smile on a friend's face! and...Make it an INKredible Day!