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945320_10200836802196613_200359447_n a question. What do you do on one of the hottest days in a long time? How hot you ask?

How's this for toasty?

Rhonda and I were going to work on our Bloomin' Bouquet kits (see kit information below as well as video) but then Rhonda had found a cute store by her called Thriftique (small world, the lady I bought my mirror from has stuff there) and she forced me to go there...twisted my rubber arm till I said I would go. Then we hit a few more places, and well didn't get any stamping done...but look at the fun stuff I got...luckily nothing that would melt as we drove all the heat...did you see the temperature?

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I wanted to put a glass top on my wash basin so that when I did not have classes it would keep the dust off the stuff (it's dusty in the desert) and I could still see it. Cute eh? We actually went back to Green Table Gifts and the girl that worked there said she had wanted to buy this...oh well...I love it and glad she didn't.

I picked up a couple old wood boxes...Toby was checking them out.

A metal bucket and some old bed springs.

A scale.

Another old window.

Can't wait to show you what I have in mind with these will take a bit of time till I can show you cause I might have to find a few more things, but still love what I found.

So I mentioned the flower kits...look how cute they are...

Bloomin kit

#134542 for $12.95 - these are available while supplies last, watch the fun video to see how easy they are to make.


So after this exciting day, I gotta get my old butt in bed.

Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping in.

Are You Wild Over Washi?

What to Washi

I love our new Washi tape, it makes card making so much fun, look at the adorable card below (cased from my sweet girlfriend Rhonda Morgan) the club girls did this month using the Chalk Talk Bundle and the Washi tape (carbs, schmarbs greeting is from Yippee-Skippee) and there is a super deal going on right now, just in time for the Mystery Hostess Online Workshop too.
In fact if you get the Washi bundle #134743 and the Chalk Talk Bundle #132731 (wood mount) or #132730 (clear mount) includes the matching framelits, you have earned a ticket and a chance at winning the Hostess benefits...(see below on how to use the Hostess Code to be eligible to win).
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Here is more information on the Washi Bundle:

The next online class-What to Washi-is now available. Offering seven different sections of Washi wisdom, this class includes everything you need to know to make the most of one of the hottest crafting trends out there, including written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects. 

The following topics are covered in the class:
. The Washi Basics
. Washi-The Next Step
. Above and Beyond
. Sharing Washi with Others
. Memory Keeping
. Storage
. Only the Beginning. . . 
And wait, there's more! This class is also being offered as part of the What to Washi Bundle. When you order the bundle you receive four packages of Washi Tape; each packages contains three coordinating rolls of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Washi Tape for a total of 12 rolls. And when you order the What to Washi Bundle, you'll be the first to receive the Season of Style and Witches Brew Washi Tape packages; they aren't available to purchase individually until August 1!   


Here's the flyer:


Wild Over Washi Bundle 




Mystery Hostess Online Workshop - Ends July 10
We had so much fun last month with my Online Mystery Hostess Workshop, and Lori won the Hostess Benefits, Congratulations Lori!
I have also been asked by quite a few people if I could make the Hostess Code last longer and I certainly can, so here goes.
With Stampin' Up!'s announcement  of the new Hostess Code, we can now add Online Orders together (place them individually, orders will ship directly to you, but use the same hostess code). When smaller orders are put in together, the larger order qualifies for HOSTESS BENEFITS.
That means FREE STAMPS (or other products) I can SHARE with YOU!
So Let's get Started With July's Online Mystery Hostess Workshop!
How do you get to be part of the Mystery Hostess Workshop?
Simply use the Hostess Code below and place a minimum order of $50 (before tax and shipping) in my Online Store by 11:00 pm on Wednesday July 10.

Important: To be part of the Online Mystery Hostess Workshop, once you add your first item to your shopping bag the hostess code must be entered just below the Special Offers section and it should say Diana Gibbs as the Hostess, my name is in there because we don't know who the winner is yet! Hopefully the picture below will make it more clear.

Once all the orders are placed, on Thursday morning, July 11, I will draw ONE name to get hostess benefits on the entire order! I will email the winner to get your choices.
Your Hostess Code is: HVTGCYXE
Ready - Set - GO! Start placing your orders now... Remember, the deadline for this event is 11:00 pm on Wednesday July 10.

Product Shares - They are Going Fast!

With the Stampin' Up! convention just weeks away...eek!!!!!...sorry did I just scream? I am so excited, I love convention and I have a record number of my downline going this year...19 girls and some of them are even bringing their hubbies.  I wish all my team could go but maybe some day. I can't wait to see everyone.
That being said I have lots to do before then, get gifts made, swaps done, I have a class before I leave and I am sure other stuff I am forgetting.  So if you are wanting a product share you need to let me know right away ok.
Here are the product shares that I am offering.

If you are interested, email me at and let me know. (sorry I can't get that to turn into a link - there is a link in the left column though...boy to be internet saavy).


Designer Series Paper Share

There are 13 packages of DSP including 2 packages of Specialty DSP and if you were to order them all it would cost you almost $200.00.


What I am going to do is order them all and then cut the 12x12 packages into 6x6 pieces and you will get a square of each design of each pack. The squares won't be identical because of the way the patterns are printed on the DSP, but you will still get an awesome assortment to create with.


As a Bonus you will get a sample of the new Coaster Board


The cost for the 2013 - 2014 Catalog DSP  share will be $28 per share and that includes priority mailing*


Core'dinations Cardstock Share

What I am going to do is order them all (Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, In Color 2012 - 2014 and In Color 2013 - 2015) and then cut the 12x12 packages into 6x6 pieces and you will get a square of each color. 


The cost for the Core-dinations Cardstock Share will be $15.00 per share and that includes priority mailing*


New Ribbon Share

I am offering the new style ribbons only. 

Ribbon share

This share will be 1 yard of the 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in each of the 12 colors (Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, and Wisteria Wonder) and 1 yard of the 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim in the 5 new In Colors (Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, and Strawberry Slush).


The cost for Ribbon share is $24.00 per share and that includes priority mailing*


Designer Series Paper Stacks Share


What I am going to do is order them all (Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, In Color 2012 - 2014 and In Color 2013 - 2015) and then cut the 12x12 packages into 6x6 pieces and you will get a square of each color. These have some fun new designs, polka dots, chevrons, fancy fan-ish and another fun design.


The cost for the Designer Series Paper Stacks Share will be $22.00 per share and that includes priority mailing*


The turn around for the shares will probably be a couple weeks or so at the most, as I will need to order them, get them in, cut and packaged, and off to the PO.  I will let you know if there are any slow downs with back orders or anything.
 *These packages will only be available to be shipped within the United States.

If you are interested in ordering any of the shares let me know, you can pay with a check or I can send you the Paypal link.
Hugs, Di

Soft Sky Chippy-ness

Mystery Hostess Online Workshop - Ends July 10

2013 - 2014 Product Shares

Today Rhonda and I met to talk about our upcoming Fall Fest and we wanted to do some antique shopping had been too long since we had hung out and done I had to meet Jeff after work to go look at wood flooring for Eric's room.

So we headed over to Rustic Hutch in Mesa, Rhonda had never been there before.  I picked up a cute dress for convention, a cute little doll blanket thingie for my new little niece Daphne, (ok is that not i before e, except after c rule??) some battery operated candles, an awesome work stool for Jeff's shop and I think that was it.  While I was there I saw this.

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This is just a made in china to look old measuring cup with a light that looks like a candle in it. I thought this was cute for the kitchen, but then you always have to have it by a plug in and try to hide the danged old cord and well it was not old. So I figured I could work some magic, I mean I had a real old measuring cup at home I keep my measuring spoons in for embossing powders and stuff.

Then we headed off to Merchant Square, one of my favorite places to shop and Rhonda found this cute old-ish sifter (made in the USA embossed right on the front) and I was like yes that would here is what I did.

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I had the little cherry dealies at home and the candle holder that fit perfect in the sifter, I added my battery operated candle and voila'. I don't think I will always leave it on the window sill this was just for now but I can put it plug in required.  Plus the candles run for 8 hours and then turn off then come on 16 hours later. I first found these at my BFF Tracy's favorite store in PA and was so happy when I found them fact this store reminds me a bit of Tracy's store. Let's see what else, oh I got another one of the receipt holder spikes. While we were there we grabbed lunch at Pittsburgh Willy's hotdog and channel 15 came in, he was selling hot dogs for $1.22 because in 1990 the temperature was 122, and I couldn't find if we were on or not, the guy seemed to be taping as I was eating my last bite of Chicago dog.

Then we headed off to Green Table Gifts that I have never been to. My favorite girl Julie has a booth in all the stores we were at, I always like to see what she finds, my studio and home have many things from Julie's booths. Too funny I was always like boy I would love to meet this girl and come to find out she is related to one of my customers and we have met now...small world eh? So we were looking around and Rhonda said "look at this" and it was an old wash stand, and I said I had to have it.  I have been looking for something to put my $1.00 stuff in.  I have a basket and everything in it is a buck, but I had no where to set the basket.  I toss in retired embellishments, stamps etc. and I wanted something I could leave out, and look at this.

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Before, pretty chippy, but cool.

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The enamel bowl only has a few little chips in it. The front bar is where the towel would hang. I took the stand outside and spray painted it...and...

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...ta!da! Not too bad eh? I made a little Pool Party sign with the Apothecary Accents Die because it was the perfect shape for an old chalkboard rub on I had. I punched a couple holes in it and these little silver dealies I hung it with came off I think it was maybe the distressing set or something, I had them in my drawer forever thinking one day they would come in handy...and today was that day.

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I love the bowl it is painted a Soft Sky on the bottom, and it comes out so when girls come to class and want to look through it they can just lift it out of the stand and take the bowl to their table and fish through the $1.00 stuff.

So that my dear friend is what I did today. Fun or what?

Have an awesome Thursday and thanks so much for stopping in.

Pistachio Pudding

Mystery Hostess Online Workshop - Ends July 10

2013 - 2014 Product Shares

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So not only do I love the New In Colors, but they make me hungry!!!

I wanted to share the sweetest card I got from Erin O. Argueta (thanks Erin!), and the colors make me feel like it is a summers day. I love it...well the summers day not so much if you live in Arizona, we are supposed to hit 117 for three days straight in a couple days....117 degrees, can't you bake a cake or something? Will definitely be staying in and making sure the girls have plenty of ice. Remind me why we live in Arizona?  Oh yeah, the winters...

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Stamp Set: Mosaic Madness

Ink: Coastal Cabana (in the shade), Strawberry Slush (with crushed ice)

Paper: Coastal Cabana (pass the sunscreen), Pistachio Pudding (easy on the whipped cream), Whisper White

Misc: Rhinestones, 1/2" circle punch,Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Mosaic punch, Modern Mosaic embossing folder

So we had Pitch Perfect on tonight, that show makes me laugh and then I feel like a dork when I cry when the girl starts singing the Breakfast Club song on stage and the guys that likes her raises his arm cause he knows she watched the movie and gets it and him. I'm a sap.

Well this old cry baby is off to bed.

Have an awesome hump day...look out for that camel in the office...ha! (hopefully you have seen the geico commercial or you are probably like thinking, what the heck is that Di chick talking about? She's been in the AZ sun too long!) Thanks for stopping in.