Got Juice?–Day 2

Green Smoothie

I made it through Day 1 with flying colors!  I had a Raw Green Smoothie for dinner and it was yummy.  But, not your typical smoothie that you would pay $5 bucks (or more) or the fun ones you make at home.  I started with baby spinach than added kale, strawberries, mangoes, pineapple, a banana, coconut oil, some raw almonds, flax, water, apple and avocado.  The strawberries, mangoes and banana were frozen so I didn’t have to add ice to make it cold.  I had never had a green smoothie before and just the thought of it, well, was not appetizing.  But….I blended all this stuff up in my handy-dandy blender/food processor combo and had a sip and it was delish!  Made a whole blender full, so tonight I will blend it a little and have the rest for supper.  It’s green, but it’s good.  Here’s a peak…you can see the green stuff hugging the glass.

I love my coffee in the morning, but on the detox caffeine is a no-no.  But, Tiffany said organic green tea would be a good substitute and full of antioxidants.  Don’t know what they are, but must be a good thing.  Anyway, I am not a hot tea drinker.  Tried it.  Didn’t like it.  Didn’t try anymore.  But, I do have lots of nice teabags, all flavors, for my tea-drinking buddies.  And, I just happened to bring home several big boxes of the stuff from Shanghai.  So, real Chinese green tea.  Served this morning with a touch of lemon and Truvia in this gorgeous teacup- also from China. I felt pretty special.

 

Green Tea

I am feeling pretty good, although today I woke up hungry and even with the lemon water and juice, I got hungry before lunchtime.  But, I ate another big ole salad, then drank my juice mid-afternoon, so now I am feeling much better.  I spent the day working on my craft room.  The last three or four months have been loaded with classes, clubs, family parties, baby and wedding showers and as soon as one project was over I was working on the next.  So, as I finished, the supplies would just go in the floor.  No time to properly store them.  Now I am suffering because I can’t find a dang thing.  So, today we simply put the stuff in the floor in the kitchen.  I am giving myself three, maybe four days to finished this project.  I pledge that not quite half will go into a huge garage sale.  I mean, how many shades of pink ribbon do you need?  Apparently a lot, cause that is what I have.  Here’s a couple of pictures of the breakfast area- this doesn’t include the stuff on the floor in Bob’s office. No one should have this much stuff.  But, I have been “collecting” for over 30 years….so….

Craft Room 1Craft Room 2

Signing off ‘til tomorrow,

Blessings,

Diane

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23.4 lbs. of Fun – Part 2

Hallelujah, Glory Be To Our Great God!  Can’t stop humming that song from our worship service this morning.  I hope that you and your family also enjoyed an awesome Sunday worship. 

Latisha Yoast, aka 1busymomof2, is being honored this week as the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers.  If you have a chance, drop by and take a gander at her amazing gallery.  If you aren’t already checking out SCS and the amazing creations and tutorials and just about everything under the sun…go right now and take a look.  Lots of great ideas, card and scrapbook sketches…you get the picture.  I would love for you to browse through my gallery on SCS too…..Lost in the 60’s.

Now, to further honor Latisha, I have chosen one of her creations to CASE (Copy and Share Everything), changing an item or two to make it my own.  I chose to CASE this card.

And, as Part 2 of 23.4 lbs. of Fun…I am using a bunch of brand new stuff from Stampin’ Up! including my very favorite new stamp set Just Believe.  I predict this awesome set of 9 be around for a very long time.  I’ve included a picture of the set.  Also used, for the first time, Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Paper. It’s the pinkish layer behind the image.  I sponged it with Blushing Bride ink and like magic, err, Presto!, the pattern appeared and it is GORGEOUS.  Can’t wait to demonstrate this at my next workshop.  More new stuff Pear Pizazz stamp pad and ribbon and the Blushing Bride ribbon, plus the Pearl accents.  All in all, it was a pretty easy card to make…but IRL (In Real Life) it is stunning.  Take a look:

Give me a shout if you want to learn how to make this pretty all occasion card.  Hope your weekend is continuing to be peaceful and restful.

Wonderful Wednesday!!!

A wonderful Wednesday at my house today.  My BFF and stamping friend Lisa and her mom JoAnne drove two hours to spend the day with me.  We had such fun stampin’ , creatin’, laughin’ and eatin’!  Lisa showed me how to make those gorgeous paper flowers made with Stampin’ Up! punches.  I can’t wait to make a whole bunch more.  One of God’s great gifts is that of good friends and I am so thankful that he blessed me with my sweet Lisa.  Here are a few pix from today.

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Do What You Love!!! Join Stampin’ Up! for only $99 in June!!!!

I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost a year now and have enjoyed every minute of it.  I love to be “on the inside” and be among the first to know about new products, promotions and other cool stuff.  There are so many perks on the demo side, but the most important benefit is sharing and creating with people you love and love to be around.  It’s just grand.

During the month of June you can join the Stampin’ Up! family for only $99 and just look at what you get for your $$!!  Any item, other than business items, can be changed for a similar product of equal or less than value.   So if you already have the Watercolor Trio stamp set, you can substitute for $22.95 or less.

Item Description Price
117050 Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount-Summer Mini) $22.95
118571 I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear mount) $18.95
118486 Clear Mount Block C $6.95
116978 Homemade single stamp* $8.95
100730 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2 X 11) $8.50
119706 Brights Collection assorted card stock
(8-1/2 X 11)
$6.95
115656 Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
119667 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
115658 Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
100814 Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad $6.95
119261 Basic Black 1/8” taffeta ribbon* $6.95
121620 Color Coach* $14.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
    Retail value of products in kit $124.90

*Sneak peek items! from 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the following business items:

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)

I would love to talk to you about it…give me a buzz or email.  You can read more about this special limited promotion here.

It’s a great day in Jackson, Tennessee and I hope you are having a wonderful week.

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What a Great Tuesday!

I’ve had such a good day today.  It is my sweet Mother’s 85th Birthday and her Facebook page is full of wonderful, heartfelt wishes from friends all over the world.  She is so special and I love her so much.

I’ve spent the day going through the new Stampin’ Up! catalog for the umpteenth time.  I just can’t wait to share it with you.  My supply will be shipped on June 18th – so get ready for some fantabulous new stamp sets, beautiful new colors and lots of exciting surprises.  I will publish links as soon as we are allowed.

In the meantime, I made this card using Greenhouse Garden for the very first time.  This two-step set is in the current catalog but I didn’t get it until recently.  Wow, I just didn’t know what I was missing.  It is terrific as you can tell by this CAS (Clean and Simple) card.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig makes lining up the images sooooooo easy.  If you don’t have one, order right away.  It helps so much to line up your sentiments or any floating image- wood mounted stamps or clear mount.

I used two of the new core colors- Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight and love, love them.  Especially the Marina Mist.  Today’s favorite.  I love the new core and new in colors so much that I will be changing my favorites daily!

I sure hope you are having a great day and wish you great blessings,

Diane

Supplies: All supplies are current Stampin’ Up! products
Stamps:  Greenhouse Garden, Elements of Style, Well Scripted
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Basic Black, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Basic Black gingham ribbon, SU! dimensionals, Clear blocks, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Corner rounder punch

Awash with Life and other Thursday Thoughts

Hello everyone!  We are back from visiting with our children in Franklin and we had a wonderful time.  Jennifer is doing well and has escaped morning sickness so far.  We had a girl’s day out and went to lunch at PF Chang’s…it was SO delicious…and then went shopping.

Our Cards for Kids Ministry Team will meet here on Saturday, so I am spending the day getting the cardstock cut and working on new designs.  We will be making June and July birthday cards for the kiddos in the Learning Center, first time visiting kids and new baby cards.  Good food, fellowship and creativity- can you ask for more?

Here’s a quick card I made last Saturday with my great friend Marie.  She is visiting from California and we spent the day playing with stamps, paper and ink.  What fun!  I will sure miss she and Ron when they fly back tomorrow.                    

Awash with Life

This stamp set, Awash with Flowers is gonna be a classic.  It is a two-step set with 18 images and will be in the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog that will be available on July 1st.  I can’t wait to experiment with flower color combos.
Hope your day is wonderful and that you have a special weekend planned.

Blessings,
Diane 
Supplies: All supplies are current Stampin’ Up! products
Stamps:  Awash with Flowers
Paper:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette Designer Paper
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories:  Pretty in Pink gingham ribbon, SU! dimensionals, Clear blocks

Scalloped Peppermint Bunny

Just had to post this cute little basket full of Peppermint Bunnies made with Stampin’ Up! punches.  It is a hostess gift for tomorrow’s workshop and I know she will love it!

All Stampin’ Up! products and so easy to make.  Pearson’s Mint Patties are just the right size for this cute little sandwich.

 

Peppermint Bunnies

Here are the supplies I used:

Stamps:  Eggcoutrements from the Occasions Mini

Paper:  Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Sweet Pea DSP

Ink: SU! Black Marker

Accessories:  Eggcellent Eggs Kit, 1/2” circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/4” circle punch, Scallop Circle Die, Scallop Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Large Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, Designer Label Punch, Dimensionals, Vanilla HPH Brads.

Loving this pretty weather- so very ready for spring!

Blessings,

Diane

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