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April 2013

A Bowl of Cherries

Free Catalog, Double Eggs, Retiring Lists!

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Wow today was crazy, the retiring lists are out, pre-ordering new stuff, ordering new I had to get a crown this tonight I'm a little sore, hoping to wake up in the morning and the dull ache will be gone. I did take a Tylenol earlier, and then I have Doc Oz on and he is talking about acetaminophen, so then I was freaking out. I swear that show one day they will say drink whole milk, the next day he is saying don't drink milk. Can't win for losing.

At Spring Fling the very talented Mehgan DePhillips swapped this adorable card and I asked her if I could case it and she said yes, and in fact she had cased it too, from Steffi Nitzpon. So I want to thank Mehgan and Steffi, I love this card and all the little details that make it so special.

This stamp set, Cherish Friendship is actually retiring! Eek! Say it ain't so! Yep, it's so!

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Stamp Set: Cherish Friendship, Million Dollar Moments, Create a Cupcake, Nature Walk, Apothecary Art

Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Sahara Sand, Primrose Petals, Daffodil Delight, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Pool Party Marker, Color Spritzer tool

Paper: Crumb Cake, Watercolor paper, Daffodil Delight, Floral District DSP

Misc: 1 3/4" circle, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Labels Collection framelits, rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, Daffodil Delight Seam binding, bitty buttons, 

So did you watch Survivor, not as exciting as last week...look away if you don't want any spoilers, I know I was on Facebook earlier, and someone had Survivor in their post and I quickly looked away.

I can't remember how many days in this is, maybe 28 but people are tired, and hungry. Brenda was crying and Dawn was helping her telling her to drink water, and ugh the water looked all yellow and dirty, I sure hope they all got shots and stuff before this show.  There was also tree mail with money which meant they are going to be doing the food auction.

It was nuts, and so  mean, but it is the luck of the draw...or however much you want to pay. Reynold had to choose from three baskets, and picked his original one and got one slice of pizza, the second basket he could have picked had the rest of the pizza and Sherri quickly said $500.00 and won it. Dawn also paid $500.00 for a roasted chicken. Malcolm spent the rest of his money on a game tip and it told him where the immunity idol was. Heck I don't think I would have remembered the clue, and he had like 60 seconds to read it. Andrea got spaghetti and wine, but she had the choice to give it up for rice and beans for the team, and she did. Cochran got an advantage in the game for immunity. Poor sweet Brenda paid $300.00 and got pig brain. Jeff pulls out letters for home and they were $20.00 each, OMG the poor people that had no money left. My  heart was breaking for them. Then Jeff pulls out this huge bowl of peanut butter that they all had so long to eat and whatever was left in the bowl stayed, so everyone was putting it in their hands on their faces etc to take it back to camp, where they basically scraped it off their body into a bowl to share later...OMG! where is my yellow dirty water when I need it.

In the middle of the night, where I would be cringing and calling for my Mummy, Malcolm is digging under a tree for the idol...I mean hello, does he not see the snakes and stuff they keep showing slithering around? Well once it gets morning Andrea gets over there and won't leave him alone to find the idol.

Then it was game time, and they had to hold heavy stuff for the longest, Cochran used his advantage, and I thought he used it too soon, but it worked and he won, and then he was kinda bragging a bit, but he has been lucky on his winnings I think.

So then it gets to the tribal and Malcolm has been pretending he found the idol but when they said to play an idol and he didn't everyone was smiling....except Malcolm.  So of course there was a three way tie, Reynold, Malcolm and Andrea...........who gave up her spaghetti for rice and beans, gee thanks!

So then everyone knows Malcolm does not have the idol and when they revoted, Malcolm got kicked off, I was sad a little cause he tried hard and didn't win last season. I still think it would be cool for Cochran to win cause it would be the smarts over the strength, and I kinda like Eric too. That hair is crazy.

I wonder if Andrea or Cochran who also knows where Malcolm was digging will find the idol next week?

So there ya go my two cents. I'm gonna go wash the peanut butter out of my hair and go to bed...ha!

Have an awesome Thursday and thanks for stopping in.



Retiring Lists! Free Catalog! Double Eggs!

I am going to leave this post on top until May 7, so please scroll down for today's post...thanks!
French Foliage
It's Here! It's Here!

The retiring lists are here!

Remember you have only until May 30 to order off these lists, and it is while supplies last, so if you really want something, please don't wait, as items do sell out fast. 
The gorgeous card shown uses the stamp set French Foliage and that is on the list. That one is going to be missed...I love it!

Below are the lists.

To place an order, please go to this link.
When placing your order, please don't forget about my Country Dozen Reward Points. (remember these are doubled April 24 - May 7)

If you have been thinking about becoming a Demonstrator, I would love to have you join my team. I have Demonstrators all over the US, and through May 30 you will get to pick an extra $30.00 in your starter kit. That is $155.00 for only $99.00 (plus tax, Stampin' Up! pays the shipping)
Joining my team is easy, you can do it online through my website.

Do you know what the retiring list means?  It means the new 2013-2014 Catalog is coming soon!  

How would you like to get your copy for free?

Here's a couple ways to do it.

1.) Join one of my stamp clubs (the next one starts in June)


2.) Place an order of at least $60.00 (before tax and shipping) from April 24 -  May 7
This special is from me only, so you will need to place your order in my on-line store, remember you only have until May 7 at midnight.

Your free catalog will be mailed to you after May 11.

You can start ordering out of the new catalog May 31.

If you just want to order a catalog, let me know, I am taking pre-orders now. Catalogs are $6.00 and will be priority mailed to you, when I get the catalogs I will let you know so you can pay for the postage. I will send a paypal link at that time.
 Please note, I can only send Catalogs to addresses in the US...thanks for understanding. 
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As a way to thank all of you for helping us earn the Fiji Incentive Trip, I thought how about Double the Country Dozen Rewards?





So April 24 - May 7 until midnight, when you place an on-line order through my store that totals $40.00 before tax and shipping you will earn not 1 egg, but 2, order $80.00 before tax and shipping and you will earn 4 eggs, and so on. Cool eh?


Keep in mind that with a $60.00 order, I will be sending you the new catalog when I get mine in.


Please remember the Country Dozen Rewards are for on-line orders only. Club orders, workshop orders, product shares, etc. don't count, thanks for understanding. 


After you have earned a Dozen eggs you can pick a stamp set any price as a Thank You from me and with the new catalog starting May 31 you might fall in love with a set you just have to have.


I will verify the dates when you turn your reward sheet in so make sure to mark your sheet accordingly and write double points with the dates!!!


Here is the link to the flyer so you can print it out and keep track.  It also explains all the other details about the rewards program.


Hostess Benefits!!!! Please remember that when you place an order that totals at least $150.00 (before tax and shipping) you have earned hostess benefits, but you have to be ordering through my on-line store in order to get them, so please use the link below to get there directly. The ordering system will ask you for your choices before you close the order.


Here is the link to make it easier:


Please note that this rewards program is being offered by me, Diana Gibbs only, and not Stampin' Up!


If you have any questions, please let me know (before April 27 - I won't have my phone or computer while we are on vacation), you can email me at [email protected] or call me at 602-339-2776

¡Ay, caramba!

This will be a quick post so I can get to bed so I can get up early and post the retirement list. Eeek! I can't wait to see what is on it. I will be having a special to earn the new catalog for free, and will also be having a double eggs lots going on.

I'll give my two cents on The Voice though ok? 

Jessica vs Vedo -Jessica is adorable and so talented. I felt so bad for Vedo his Mum died of lung cancer since he started the show, so sad. Their duet was amazing, and Usher picked Vedo, I thought for sure someone would steal Jessica and no one did...ugh! I hope someone snags her up and gives her a record deal.

Luke vs Monique - Shakira picked Monique and Blake stole Luke.

Jacqui vs Savannah - please Jacqui you are beautiful but take the cow like nose ring out. She sticks it up when she performs for the audience and I wonder does she wash her fingers after she does that? Sorry but are they sharing those mikes? I didn't like it as well as the boy/girl duet.  Blake chose Savannah. No steal.

C. Perkins vs Kris - I love how nervous they were at first to sing with Shakira, they were both so amazing. Shakira picked Kris and I was like Usher will steal C. Perkins, and he let him actually walk off stage and start to say bye to the judges and as he got to Usher to say bye, Usher hit his steal button...oh that was mean!

Midas Whale vs Patrick - This was hard cause Midas Whale seems like such an "act" where Patrick is a true peformer. Adam chose Midas Whale. No steal.

Orlando vs Ryan - another amazing performance - Usher chose Ryan and Adam stole Orlando.

Brandon vs Shawna - their facial expressions when they sang was crazy. Shawna looked like she was wearing a house coat, and Brandon was dressed like Willie Wonka or something I didn't really care for the performance, and would love to hear Shawna sing it (Janis Joplun song) when she was not competing.  Shakira picked Shawna. No steal.

Duncan vs Sarah - I didn't like this duet either, would rather they sing alone. Adam picked Sarah. No steal.

Usher is so cute and he smiles all the way to his eyes.

Cathia vs Mary - I don't like Cathia, she was all happy when Mary did not know the song and then when Mary started to learn it and sounded amazing she got all pouty.  The duet was beautiful but they sang in spanish so I have no idea what they were saying. Shakira picked Mary and then Usher stole Cathia.

Next week is some other kinda crazy elimation, and I wonder if Fiji gets the same tv shows, otherwise I will have to watch it when I get back.

Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in...I'll be back a bit later.


Flowering Flourishes

Country Dozen Rewards - Free Stamps

Watercoloring Tutorial

Who's Coming to Convention With Me?

Mini Masterpiece for April - Collect them All!

Stamp Club April 2013

I wanted to show the other card from Stamp Club this month. This one is cased from Monica Hornof (thanks Monica!) and I tweaked it a tiny bit.

I love this stamp set with the pretty flourishes of flowers...gee it has the perfect name then eh?

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Stamp Set: Flowering Flourishes, Tinyy Tags

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple

Ink: Raspberry Ripple

Misc: jewelry tag punch, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin ribbon, pearls, Fancy Fan embossing folder, vintage trinkets

Just two more days and Demonstrators can see the new catalog online, and we will know what is retiring and we can also pre-order some new things from the catalog, and I can pre-order boxes of the new catalog. If you want to order a new catalog, let me know.  I can not take any money until I have them in my hands so just let me know ok?

Well this old gal is gonna get off the computer, turn the lights out of my studio and go sit and watch The Voice.

Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping in.


Country Dozen Rewards - Free Stamps

Watercoloring Tutorial

Who's Coming to Convention With Me?

Mini Masterpiece for April - Collect them All!

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Hard to believe that in a little over a week Jeff and I will be here...

...Fiji. Doesn't that look beautiful? Thanks to all my amazing customers and the best downline ever for helping us earn the Stampin' Up! incentive trip.  Thanks to Stampin' Up! for picking a place that we never would have gone to in our lives.

So this week is crazy busy trying to get everything done to leave.  I did make my April Paper Pumpkin cards, cause they were too cute, and so quick.  I made a couple like the sample and then I tweaked a couple. Don't forget that if you want to start getting the Paper Pumpkin packages each month you need to sign up before May 10.  You will receive the Welcome Kit that is the Hey There kit.

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These two are pretty much like the sample that came with the kit. Gotta love the booty greeting with all the people that live around us with horses.

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These two I changed up a little bit. It is fun to make up four cute quick cards in a snap.  The greetings are cute this time too. We say seriously all the time, my hubby especially. Love your guts is fun like I say hug your neck.

Well this old gal is off to bed.

Have an awesome Monday and thanks for stopping in.