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Romantic Weekend Getaway...with stamps!

Charlie and I took some time to get away from things and just enjoy each other.  We went to Queen Wilhelmina State Park on top of Rich Mountain way over in Polk County.  This is a great place and I highly recommend it.  Check out the park here.  There's plenty of hiking, they have a restaurant on site, and Mena is just a short drive away.  Mena's downtown is delightful; they are revitalizing their main street and it's worth a visit (but not on Monday as Mena is shut down on Monday! LOL)

I went hiking.  No really, I did!  And it was actually fun.  Who knew??  We hiked the "Lovers' Leap" trail, which connects to the Ouachita Recreational Trail.  For more on the Ouachita Trail go here.  It was cool on Monday morning and the hike was perfect.  Everything was so green and lovely.

We really had a lovely morning hiking.  I think Charlie only hiked with me to humor me, but he ended up enjoying it, too.

I promised stamping.  Here's the suitcase that I packed to t…

Moroccan Nights

Have you looked at the Moroccan Nights stamp set, Moroccan washi tape, and the Moroccan DSP?  At OnStage 2016, when I was looking through the NEW catalog, I skipped right by those pages, lanterns, really?  So not my thing!  But then at the very end of OnStage everyone who was there was given the Moroccan Nights set and then Sara Douglass stamped with it and suddenly I wasn't over looking it anymore.

The paper is amazingly beautiful.  It uses colors that don't normally appeal to me.  If you look in my closet, these colors aren't there (well, except for the Dapper Denim, of course) and I tend to wear and stamp with colors that I like.  So yes, sometimes I match my cards!  Check out these paper swatches and see what you think.
The Washi tape goes with the DSP so well!  My favorite is the very vanilla one with the medallions on it.  What's your favorite?
I had a washi tape class on Thursday night.  We used the Moroccan Nights stamp set, Moroccan DSP and Moroccan Washi tape …

I have a Logo!

A huge thanks to Christy Bray's daughter, Jen for making me a logo!  She was very reasonably priced and listened to my ideas, browsed the pinterest board with ideas, and customized it just for me!  I can't wait to update my blog with it!

If you would like Jen to make you a logo, leave me a comment and I'll get you her contact info.
Super Duper Joyful Stamping! Elizabeth

Paper Made Prettier June Team Meeting

The Paper made Prettier team meeting is always a great time! What is Paper Made Prettier? You thought we were Spread Joy Stamping, didn't you? Well, the Paper Made Prettier team is comprised of Kay Cogbill (the Queen of the Pretties) and her down lines, and their down lines, and THEIR down lines! So Spread Joy Stamping is part of the Paper Made Prettier Team!  What Happens at Team Meetings? At our team meetings, we get to celebrate each other’s achievements, stamp together, and learn ways to improve or promote our businesses.One of my favorite parts of the meetings is our team swaps.Those that are interested make 7 -9 cards (the number changes each month depending on how many participate) just alike and then swap them with each other.You get to take home as many different cards as you made!Everyone’s styles are different, so the variety is nice and you have more ideas to CASE!There are also creative and business challenges each month. June Swaps This month’s swaps were amazing! You can …

Ronald McDonald House Card Night

Stamping for Ronald
Yesterday was the first of the Ronald McDonald House card making parties.  At these parties we make 12 cards and give half to the Ronald McDonald House for the guests to use.

Partners in Caring
Jessica and her ADPi (I don't know how to type Greek letters!) alumni group joined with Spread Joy Stamping to support the Ronald McDonald House, the Charity for both ADPi and Stampin' Up!  We gathered at Jessica's house and made 12 cards.  Each attendee also purchased the My Hero stamp set, $3.00 of the purchase price goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Thank You and Christmas Cards
We made Thank You cards and Christmas Cards.  I know thank you cards are needed and I think that having Christmas Cards available will be one less stressor to have to worry about in December.  I'll hang on to the Christmas Cards until October or so, but I'll deliver the Thank You cards before then.

I love these Christmas Cards.  I cased them from the catalog from a gift ba…

Stampin' Up! Selected Me to Make OnStage Displays!

I'm so excited!  I was selected to make display board samples for OnStage Local - Kansas City in November!  My whole team is pumped too...because they're the absolute best!

I was so excited that I started making some new stuff, and really pushing myself to use new types of things on my cards and to make "non-cards."

I also got a lesson in photography; how to take better pictures and how to edit my pictures to make them look better!  I think that's the one big thing that I need to do to improve my blog.  Let me know what you think about the pictures in this post.

I converted a See n Say into a door prize spinner!  It's especially fun if you leave the sound on..."pick the animal that goes moo" makes spinning a farm adventure!  In the box with the See n Say was a package of 2" X 2 3/4" cardboard tiles.  They were just screaming out to become a matching game!  I stamped and colored on one side and then put the polka dot DSP in Cucumber Crush …

New Catalog Open House

The open house was fun!  I got up early and brought down my new stamps and the tons of samples that I had made.  I also opened the new Hello Lovely Project Life kit and accessory pack!  It's so pretty.  I need pictures to go with it right now.  The new accessory packs come with a small set of stamps now!

Aren't these little guys adorable? 
I love this.  It is so pretty and...well, lovely.  And one of the colors in it is my new BFF, Peekaboo Peach!

Look at the new In Colors.  I love seeing them all together like this.  The ribbon and the patterned paper stack, plus the cards made with it.  So pretty!

Pop of Paradise and Pop of Pink are really standing out here.  Plus the big pineapple stamp! I love this....who knew I'd go cray cray over flamingos!
You can also see the Moroccan Nights stamps to the left.  I can't wait to play with them and the washi tape on June 23rd!

Here you can see some more of the new stamp sets I have.  I can't wait to plan a party or event a…