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July 2016

Please Vote ~ July's Virtual Meeting Make n Take Challenge

This is our third and last  month doing a challenge.  From now on my team will just upload their card into our private FaceBook group I won't have it be a competition, I just wanted to do it for a few months for fun, and it has been.

During my team virtual meeting (we do it on FaceBook so no matter where anyone lives all can attend) I do a quick video make n take and then ask if they want the card guts (pieces to make the card) sent to them.  If they wanted a chance to win a goodie (this was optional - they don't need to play to get the guts) they had to send back their tweaked card so I had it by the 28th using the supplies (they could add, alter, and use stamps they had from home, it just has to be current) and I would post them here for you to vote as well as class attendees that come to the studio. Fun eh?

Diana Gibbs Stampin' Up! Virtual Meeting Challenge Card

Above is the original card that they got the "guts" for...nothing stamped just the pieces.

Please vote (only once please) on the following cards in the comments section below the post with the Card Number you like the best, I will close voting by August 7th, thanks so much!! Feel free to tell my why you picked the card you did, I love reading the why.

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Card 4

Card 5

Card 6

Card 7

I love how they are all different.  Such a fun challenge with my team, a few even drove their cards over so they did not miss the deadline, one even paid priority postage to get it here, they are sure determined eh? Love that!

If you would love to join my amazing team of Demonstrators from all over the US now is a great time we can pre-order out of the new Holiday catalog starting in August, you have to love that.  I would love to chat more about it.

Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping in.


August's Stamp Set(s) of the Month ~ Class in the Mail ~
Bella & Friends or Pretty Kitty ~ You Pick!

What stampers are saying about my Classes in the Mail. 
"I have loved every kit I have ever purchased from you. Your videos and PDF files for each kit have been very useful. Your professionalism and preciseness of your kits is evident in every project. I look forward to receiving this kit."  Barb B. 
"Just want to say thank you. I loved, loved, loved these four cards. Had the best time putting them together yesterday.
I very much appreciate the professionalism of your creations, that includes your packaging and the cutting of the papers (everything is neat, clean and even). Your design of these four cards really resonated
with me." Susan S. 
"Seeing all the details perfectly put together, including the embellishments and taking the time to put a video together explaining colors, detail and what inspired you. I have purchased many kits, but none with a video so well done. I will be buying many more kits since it's hard for me to get out and go to a class as much as I'd like to." Anjanette S. 
Bella & Friends          or   Pretty Kitty

This month is a little different, you get your pick of the litter. You can pick "Bella & Friends" or "Pretty Kitty" as your August's Class in the Mail.

You will receive your very own "Bella & Friends" or "Pretty Kitty" stamp set shown, and the supplies needed to make 4 projects mailed to you by priority mail.

The cards will be the same no matter which set you pick.
You have your choice of wood mount or *clear mount. Please make sure to choose accordingly when you pay for the class.
I only have a limited amount of class kits available, so please sign up right away. 

You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects. 
If there are punched or Big Shot pieces those will be included in your class packet.

Class fee includes stamp set with project supplies, PDF file, private video link, and priority postage.

Prepaid class fee:
Wood mount: $44.00
Clear mount: 36.00

*remember clear mount requires you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.

In the Mail Class fee due no later than August 15 (or while supplies last). If you are interested please let me know and I will send you a PayPal link. Thanks!

I will mail class packets the week of August 29.  After I send out the class in the mail kits I will email you a PDF with close up pictures as well as a link to a private video so you can see how to make the projects.  It's like having me in your home.
You will need to email me at or if the link does not work, to get the paypal link for the class fee. I am doing this so that I can keep track of how many class in the mail kits are ordered.  I can only do so many. If you don't hear back from me email me again, sometimes there have been email glitches from emailing from my blog.

Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.

What if you already own the "Bella & Friends" or "Pretty Kitty" stamp set but you still want the Class in the Mail? Just let me know what other item at the same price you would like (it must fit in a Priority envelope) and you will get that with your class supplies instead.
Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping in.

August's Christmas Card of the Month ~ Class in the Mail ~ Snow Place

Back by popular demand!! I am so excited that you loved these classes last year. Didn't it feel great to have your Christmas cards done early?  August is round three of Christmas cards!

What stampers said about last year's Christmas Card of the Month Class in the Mail:
"What a cool way to avoid the rush in December.  Really enjoying doing these cards, you make it so easy." Dorothy H.
"I LOVE the first card we are making. Keep em coming! Looking forward to July's card." Julie T.
"I just got my first Christmas Card Class in the mail today! Thank you!! The card is gorgeous!! So now I want the July Class." Deanna A. 
Here are the details for August's Christmas Card of the Month Class in the Mail.
What a great way to get your Christmas cards done stress free.  Each month you will do 10 identical cards, but each month will be a different card. Class fee is due no later than August 15 or while supplies last.

The Christmas Card of the Month Class in the Mail is $26.80 per month and this will include one completed card for you to copy from (this way I will not be doing a video or a PDF like my other Class in the Mail classes) and supplies for 10 matching cards and envelopes mailed to you by priority mail.  You will use your own inks and stamps at home (you can tweak the card with what you have at home), nothing will be stamped on your supplies.  If anything is needed in regards to punches or the Big Shot those will be done ahead of time and in your packet.
Let me know you want to order the Christmas Card of the Month Class in the Mail and I will email you the paypal link.

If you want to use the stamp set we will be using this month on your card it is Snow Place #139738 (photopolymer*) you can choose to have me send that to you with your supplies for an additional $30.00 or you can order it through my store along with anything else you may want to order. This set also has a matching framelit #139664 and just like the set you can order it on your own or have me send it with your class supplies for an extra $31.00.
Please email me right away for more details on this as well as to get the paypal links.
*Remember with photopolymer stamps you will need to supply your own clear blocks, these are sold separately.

Class packets will be mailed the week of August 29 and I can only ship within the US, thanks for understanding.
Holler if you have any questions.
Have an awesome Thursday and thanks for stopping in.

Sunshine Panda

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Foxy Friends Diana Gibbs Stampin' Up! Elodie Ventroux


OMG! I saw a cute panda on Pinterest by Elodie Ventroux and I just had to make one.  I love this little panda so much. Thanks Elodie!

This is actually one of the cards from my Class in the Mail ~ Foxy Friends.  You really should take one of my Classes in the Mail, they are so much fun. You can stamp in your jammies, the class supplies arrive at your door and I do a PDF and a private video just for you!

Make sure you sign up for my emails on the right hand column under E-Newsletters so you don't miss out. August sign ups are coming up.

Class in the Mail Foxy Friends Stampin' Up! Diana Gibbs

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Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.

'ello lovely!

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7 page PDF - How to Watercolor with Ink Refills

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Hello Lovely Class Diana Gibbs Stampin' Up!

I just love this Hello Lovely (I say it with a British accent in my head) Project Life Card Collection, it comes with 100 cards, 2 each of 50 double-sided designs in 3 sizes - see below.


I am going to be doing it as a class, everyone coming to class gets their own Collection and we will be making 5 cards.  If you are local and want to attend let me know.

This is not one of the cards, this is an example of one the class attendees can do at home with their own cardstock and the rest of the Collection.  I will have others on display to inspire them as well.

Hello Lovely Diana Gibbs Stampin' Up!

Not local and want to make your own? The recipe is below.

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Have an awesome Friday and thanks for stopping in.