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Menifee, CA, United States
I've been happily married to my wonderful husband, Marty, since 1985. We have one beautiful daughter, Nichole, who is married to her college sweetheart, Wil. I like to refer to myself as a stay-at-home daughter because I am currently a full-time caretaker for my 90 year old mother-in-law. I love being creative and working in my craft room. One of my most favorite things to do is create custom and/or themed invitations. Other than my crafty side I am also an NRA certified Pistol Instructor. I have a passion for teaching women about firearm usage, safety, and ownership. I am part of The Well Armed Woman...a Nationwide organization geared toward the educating, equipping, and empowering women gun owners.


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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!

Well, April was quite a month for me...

On April 10, my husband had to call 911 for me due to the worse pain I have ever experienced in my abdomen. I ended up with emergency gall bladder surgery!

Thank goodness that is all over with!

So now I'm playing catch up and posting some recent cards that I have worked on both before and after my surgery.

My first card is from the brand new Hope and Strength Stamp Set...As part of our Making a Difference Program, Stampin' Up is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) int he Strength and Hope Campaign. From May 1-August 31, 2011, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each Strength & Hope Set and Digital Kit to BCRF.

Click Here for more information and to order your set today.

My next two cards were Get Well Cards. Both used stamps from the Four Frames Stamp Set that will be available in the 2011-2012 Catalog coming out on July 1, 2011.

On the following card I also used the new Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper coming out in the new catalog.

The following is the Easter Card that I did. I embossed the image in clear and then sponged ink over it to create the grass and sky...then added the blossom tree and colored in the blossoms.

And last but not least...I recently needed to purchase a new X-Acto knife and decided to use a coupon and purchase a nice set in a wooden box. Well, I decided that the box was too plain so I alter the box using the new Paisley Petals DSP.  I really like the way it turned out!

Well, thats all I have for now. I hoping to get busy and get a lot more posted this month!

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

My First Ever Giveaway!!!

I have decided that it's time to do a giveaway on Stampin' On Cloud 9.  Since I am a new demonstrator and trying to build my customer base I will be giving away 3 different Stampin' Up Grab Bags as the During the month of April. We all love friends on Facebook so the more 'Like's we have on the Stampin' On Cloud 9 Facebook page, the larger the Grab Bag.

Here's how to enter:

2.  Leave a comment on this post (Please indicate your Facebook name). Only one comment per person.

3.  Share this giveway with your friends by sharing this post using the share button below the signature and/or your blog by posting a link to this post.

The Grab Bags will be given as follows:
  • $5.00 Grab Bag when we reach 25 Likes
  • $10.00 Grab Bag when we reach 50 Likes
  • $15.00 Grab Bag for 100 Likes

Winners will be drawn at random using random.org. Please remember that you MUST 'Like' the Facebook page and leave a comment in order to win.

Good luck!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stampin' Up Grab Bag Special!

Beginning today, April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you will be able to purchase special "grab bags" in the Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Grab bag orders can only be placed in the Online Store.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last. 
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:

$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly.

Happy Grab Bagging!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I've finally had some time to sit and "play"

Here are a few cards that I've created over the last couple of days:

This first one I got the idea from another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator: Julie Davison...I just love this "Side Step" card.  You can visit her blog here for the instructions.

This next card is an Anniversary card for our dear friends. I really like the red and black look of this one!

And this last one was just a shot in the dark playing with the window panes. A birthday card for another friend.

I hope enjoy them. I'm looking forward to getting the hang of this whole blogging thing and having time to create more cards.

Monday, January 31, 2011

WhooooHoooo...Look What I Came Home To!

I got home today to find my Start Up kit from Stampin' Up!  Can you guess what I will be doing tonight?

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Just a little something to post

Since I don't have my start up kit yet I thought I would post something non-stamping related...just to have something posted :)

This is a tile that I did from a picture taken at our daughter's wedding. The little flower girl is our great niece, Icesis, and she was whispering to Nichole...I am so thankful that the photographer caught this special moment...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's Official...I'm a New SU Demonstrator!

I received my offical welcome email last night and am now just awaiting the arrival of my startup kit.  In the meantime I've got my website all set up and ready to go so please feel free to check it out and take advantange of the great Sale-a-Bration offers!

My website is: reneedean.stampinup.net

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New to Stampin' Up

Hi All...

Welcome to the new Stampin' on Cloud 9 blog.

I'm just waiting on my Stampin' Up starter kit to arrive in the mail and I will be ready to get going with my new adventure!

Just as soon as I have everything set I will be using this blog to post specials, ideas, techniques and projects that I've created.

I looking forward to sharing and hearing from all of you.