Special Card for Global Design Project #GDP074

I’ve seen lots of exciting changes to my team, the Maui Big Shots, this last month!!  We’ve added several new demos and some of my demonstrators have stepped out of their comfort zone & hosted a Make ‘N Take!  I’m so proud of them & love all the fun & motivation I’m seeing!

I needed to make a special card for a new downline & went to the Global Design Project for inspiration!  Here’s their challenge for this week:  #GDP074.

Here’s the card I came up with:

Such a fun card & I never would have come up with it except that I followed this fun challenge!  And take a look at the inside!!

Wait for it…

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Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be sure & have a “Fun Folds” Card Class next month.  Stay tuned…

 

Maui Big Shots! Swaps

Had a fun Team Meeting today and I wanted to show off our swaps!

  

 

 

 

I had fun giving out a few gifts today…  Everyone on my team received an engraved Bone Folder!  They’re so cute…made by Tamra Davis (find her on Facebook).

I also celebrated a surprise $700 BONUS I received from Stampin’ Up!  I didn’t see this coming!  This was for having 5 Qualified Recruits!!  They each got these cute little mailboxes.

I’m so grateful to my wonderful team!  Thank you so much for your enthusiasm & support & friendship!

If you’d like to join my team, now is the time!  Spend just $99 and you’ll get $125 worth of product PLUS 2 FREE STAMP SETS!  Choose whichever sets you’d like!  We’d love to have you join us!  Offer good through March 31st.

Plus, you’ll receive a custom made Maui Big Shots! Bone Folder!  I’m sure you won’t want to miss out on that!!

Have a great weekend!

Downline to the Rescue!

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I’ll tell you the story behind this bag…

A couple of weeks ago I got over my head with a Stamping Class!  It was immediately following a Downline Meeting with my group, The Maui Big Shots!  I was basically prepped for my Christmas Gift Class, but had some texts & emails on Friday when I was at work.  I knew I would have to prep for a few more, but I figured I could do it during class time.

I ended up having 15 – 16 people at class!!  I still don’t even know!  Great problem to have, huh?!  I had no time at all to cut more things out.  I’m so grateful to several of my downline who stayed to help!!

I learned 2 important things from this class, actually 3:

  • Always prep a little more than you need!!  The more organized the better!!!
  • Don’t use the same supplies for different projects (unless you have duplicates).  I was using Real Red Ink Pads in 2 of the projects (with 1 ink pad) & had to constantly look around for the ink pad!
  • Third thing…I can count on my friends!! 🙂

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I just realized I should have made a pitchfork, not a broom.  Oh, well.  I know they’ll enjoy the little gifts they find inside!  Thanks again, gals!!

Cookie Cutter Halloween

Made this fun card for a swap I participated in with the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team.Cookie Cutter Halloween Create With Cheryl

  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP
  • Sweet Home
  • Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

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Here’s what happens when you open the card…

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Hope you enjoyed this fun card!  If you want to make some fun Halloween things, Marylou & Beth (2 of my downline) are hosting a $5 Make & Take on October 5th in Kahului, Maui!  Contact me if you’re interested.  I know they’ll have some great projects!!

3-D Projects are My Favorite!

Today’s post at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration is all about 3-D!!  Cards are wonderful, but I especially love creating 3-D items!

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I started with 3 items that I gave to my downline, The Maui Big Shots!, for their September challenge:  Halloween Night Specialty DSP, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, and orange sequins left over from My Paper Pumpkin.  Everyone is supposed to create something using these items (& whatever else they want to add).  Here’s what I came up with:

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A Baker’s Box!  I plan to fill this with something very special for my newest recruit, Helen!  She’s just the sweetest person and enthusiastic & full of ideas!  You’ll have to wait a couple of weeks to see what the others did for this challenge.

In the meantime, be sure & take a look at what the SSINK Team has come up with!  I’m always inspired by their creativity!

Jar Full of Thanks

Last weekend my downline, the Maui Big Shots!, put on their first ever BIG EVENT… #imbringingbirthdaysback.  They worked so hard & spent many hours planning, prepping, & decorating and the day was a huge success!!  I need to send out a lot of Thank You’s and here’s one I came up with for today’s SSINK Challenge:

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I had a little paper left over from the bags we made (shown off here…)

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This beautiful paper is Floral Boutique DSP.

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Jar of Love
  • Inks:  Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo
  • Paper:  Night of Navy (4 1/4 X 11 card base, scored at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4), Flirty Flamingo (2 1/2 X 4…cut 2), Floral Boutique DSP (3 3/4 X 2 1/4…cut 2), Whisper White for inside (5 1/4 X 4)
  • Accessories:  Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Basic Pearls

Here’s a few pictures from the event:

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Here’s some of my helpers…Beth, Yvette, Ramona, me, & Marylou

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Yes!  We had PRIZE PATROL every 30 minutes!!  Accompanied by the Beatles Birthday Song & Disco Ball.  Led by our Party Princess…Yvette!!!

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I didn’t even get a photo of all the projects, but here’s most of them.

Here’s a cute gift I gave each of them (found somewhere on Amazon)

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You too can be a Maui Big Shot!!  It just costs $99 (and you’ll receive $125 worth of product) and it includes many opportunities for fun & friendship!

Back to my Thank You Card.  Here’s a Candy Jar one!

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Found these candies in Sweet Home.  Look closely for some Wink of Stella Sparkle…

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Be sure & check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration gals have created today!

Choose Happiness Pop Up Card

Thanks to Helen for inspiring me to make this card!  I’m having my May Card Class this Saturday and she requested a “Pop Up Card”.  The bad news is… this Circle Card Thinlit will be retiring at the end of the month.  Good news:  You can order it at the card class!  Class is $10 or FREE with your $20 order.

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Here’s what it looks like when opened:

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Saturday will be a big day beginning with Maui Big Shots! meeting from 10am – 2pm.  Class to follow.  Please RSVP.

May Card Class

Saturday, May 28 , 2pm or

Tuesday, May 31 3pm

1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, HI

$10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day.

We’ll make 4 different cards with envelopes to match.

Hope you find the time to attend!

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Have a Blessed Easter!

Happy Easter!  Hope you’re having a wonderful day with friends & family.  Ours won’t be too exciting because the girls are on the mainland & we miss them…but we’ll make the most of it!  Pat & I are blessed to have Mom living next door in our cottage, so we’ll have a nice dinner after church.

Wanted to show you my Easter Card:

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Here’s a close up of the embossing:

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I had a few leftover cards prepped & here’s what I made:

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I thought this turned out cute!  Used the stamp set Big News and Baby’s First Framelits.

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I had fun with this one!  And everyone needs birthday cards!  #imbringingbirthdaysback

Happy Birthday from the hostess set, Happy Birthday, Everyone, is the perfect size!  Then I punched out balloons using Party Punch Pack and some silver thread, bound together with the bow from Square Pillow Box Framelits.

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Almost the same…just using scraps I found on my desk.  This flower was from Flower Fair Framelits.

One last card to share.  I received this beautiful card from one of my downline, Louella. Create with Cheryl Louella's card

Isn’t it gorgeous?!  I can see that Wink of Stella on the flowers…pretty!!

May the promise of Easter fill you with renewed faith, hope, & joy.

Have a blessed Easter!

Dawn’s Step Panel Card

I attended an event a year ago on Oahu hosted by Cindy Baughman (Stamped With Aloha) and was so excited to meet Dawn Griffin!  She’s basically a ROCK STAR to me!!  IMG_8826

She gave a stamp presentation and I finally got around to making her cute Step Panel Card today!  The Maui Big Shots! are coming over tomorrow & I know they’ll love this project!

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Best thing about this is that it lies perfectly flat for mailing!  It would also be cute handed to a co-worker with some Hershey’s kisses inside!

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Downline Challenge for January 2016

On Thursday my downline, The Maui Big Shots!, met after work at Bistro Casanova’s for a meeting.  We talked about Sale-A-Bration, swapped cards, & had a great time!

We also had a challenge.  They were to make something using my bedspread as the inspiration…IMG_1486

Here’s what I came up with:

Maui Big Shots! Jan Challenge

  • Paper:  Cherry Cobbler base & (2 1/8 X 2 1/8), Have a Cuppa DSP Stack (4 X 5 1/4), Very Vanilla (3 1/2 X 4 3/4) & (2 X 2)
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Lost Lagoon
  • Stamps:  What I Love (Sale-A-Bration) & Petite Pairs
  • Accessories:  Candy Dots, Lost Lagoon Ribbon

You can get this pretty stamp set for FREE now during Sale-A-Bration!  Just spend $50 and you get FREE products!