Happy Monday everyone!  I just got back from a three day business conference in Conneticut called the Continuity Summit 3 by Ryan Lee.   It was absolutely amazing, and I would say for me, definitely business-changing, possibly even life-changing.  My business coach John Sanpietro was there, as well as 10 fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators (well, I guess I should rather say, former fellow demos). 

Today I wanted to share with you all a quick and easy Father’s Day card I created, along with a more generic version of it which you can use as a congratulations card.  To switch it up for a girl, all you would have to do is to switch up the colors.


Stamps: Grunge Rock, Sanded Backround (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink (Stampin’ Up!); Tea Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Early Espresso CS, Crumb Cake CS, Real Red CS, Pacific Point CS, Pacific Point DP (Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories: 1 3/4″ circle punch, 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch, Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Billboard Sizzlit Decorative Strip die, Big Shot (Stampin’ Up!); Chit Chat Rub-ons (retired Stampin’ Up!); Janome Sew Mini (Janome); white sewing thread (other);

Blog Winners

The winners of the Nautical Expedition Give-Away are posted below.  If you are one of the lucky winners, please email me at [email protected] to claim your prize.  Be sure to put “Nautical Expedition Blog Winner” in the subject line of the email, and then in the email itself, let me know if you want the Stamp Class by Email version, or the Class Planner version for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

1. Patti Beachy
June 6th, 2011 at 9:35 pm  
Oh, I was hoping you would do something with this set & paper – it is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing. Perhaps this time, I might win:)

By the way, your puppy is so darn cute:)

2. Stace
June 6th, 2011 at 9:36 pm  
I love this theme. It does have a masculine feel, but I live near the coast of Maine, USA-where I actually know female ship/boat owners and operators-so it wouldn’t have to be just for men. Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing such wonderful ideas with us. You are a true teacher at heart.

3.Nancy Dawson
June 7th, 2011 at 6:27 am  
Oh Andrea how fabulous expecially for masculine cards. I love all your work and was sorry to see you give up your SU biz BUT am happy for you that you are so successful with your new endeavor! Thank you for a chance to win such a super planner. Nancy

4.Jen Martin
June 7th, 2011 at 7:51 am  
So sorry you have been feeling so sad and overwhelmed. Just know that this too shal pass and you have something big just around the corner that will make all your hard work SO WORTH IT!!
THANKS for continuing to be a wonderful creative leader for me. SU or no SU!!

LOVE THE KIT!! THe DSP is so great in this one!! as always I love your designs and look forward to what is next!!

5.Lynn Forsythe
June 7th, 2011 at 12:43 pm  
Beautiful cards Andrea, but I’ve come to expect that from you. You do great work. I would love to win the class by email and hold it for my customers. So glad you’ve solved your internet problems and it’s great to see you back. I miss you when you’re not “on” all the time.
Good luck with Ginger – anyone with a dog has gone through the puppy thing and one day she’ll learn how it works.

An Announcement

So here’s a little bit of news to keep you guys on the edge….since I love you all so much, and appreciate all the support and encouragement you guys give me, I’m working on a free gift for ALL of you – a free class planner/stamp class by email!It’ll be featuring all Stampin’ Up! products (of course) and the stamp set and DP will be from the new 2011-2012 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. I’m anticipating releasing it sometime mid-July!  I’ll keep you guys posted.