Apr 22 2014

Unwind Retreat! * You’re Invited!

Hey there, stampy & creative friends!   I’ve popped back over here from my Texas Rubber & Ink blog to share some very exciting news!

Correction …. It’s actually an exciting “opportunity” that I’m sharing!

You’re invited to join me in attending …  Lydia Fiedler’s UNWIND Retreat … in Salt Lake City, UT coming up on July 17, 2014!

There a still some slots available, so hurry to check it out … and hopefully we’ll see you there!




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Apr 02 2014

Next Week’s Class!

Hi friends! From Millan.Net

I’m happy to announce the addition of a weekday class to my schedule, for those local friends who have occasional times during the week for stamping & gathering!

Next week’s lineup includes a 3-project class on Thursday morning, April 10.   You can see the precise scheduling on my Stampin’ Up! Events Calendar (<<< lower right corner of the linked page), and can even RSVP from that class description!   Or naturally, you are welcome to email me via the “Contact Me” button in the left column of this blog.

Thanks a bunch!

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Apr 01 2014

Happy Grammy Anniversary & Awesome Thanks!

Happy 10th Anniversary Grammy Day!    ;)     10 years ago this morning, my very first grandchild was born … and when my son laid him in my arms … I was completely speechless! The love was so overwhelming that I was totally mesmerized with this amazing blessing in my arms.    How can it possibly be 10 whole years already?

And of course, Happy April 1st to everyone!

Today’s creation is a part of the new April Creative Crew gallery over at Splitcoaststampers.

The CCREW0414 challenge offers a few choices for inspiration, and I opted to peruse this 2014 Historic Garden Week website. Even though I’m not a successful gardener here at home, I have a deep passion for floral & foliage beauty, thanks to my amazing Aunt & Uncle.

Believe it or not, this ‘concertina fold’ card fits into the average envelope that most of us card makers refer to as ‘A2′ sized. Really! If you want to give it a try, check out this tutorial at Splitcoaststampers!

I might never have paired Crushed Curry with Wisteria Wonder if not for both being together in this Afternoon Picnic paper collection … and I like it! Glad to have given it a chance.

From Millan.Net SPECIAL NOTE:  For my local friends, I’ve opened a “Meetup” group {<< clickable link} and invite you to join.  You’ll be able to receive email notifications of upcoming classes and can also RSVP directly from the class posting!  Hope to see you at an upcoming class soon!  Please email with any questions you might have.   Thanks!

Okay m’friends! Hopefully you’ve found a bit of inspiration here, in some form, to encourage your own creativity.




**All supplies for this card are available 24/7 at my Stampin’ Up! store!

STAMPS: Petite Petals + Yippee-Skippee!

INKS: Crushed Curry + Pear Pizzazz + Wisteria Wonder

PAPERS: Pear Pizzazz + Wisteria Wonder + Very Vanilla; dsp = Afternoon Picnic

ACCESSORIES: Labels Collection framelits, Petite Petals punch, 3/8” Corner punch, Simply Scored, Little Leaves Sizzlet, Fancy Fan EF, Pearl Jewels, Multi-glue


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Mar 21 2014

Your Invitation!

Hi everyone!

I’m sharing Stampin’ Up!’s reminder that Sale-A-Bration 2014 ends in just 10 more days.  If you’ve been wondering about or considering joining my Texas Rubber & Ink team with Stampin’ Up!, there are some extra benefits to joining right now, including a FREE ticket to our Stampin’ Up! Convention, 2014!

You’re Invited!

If you were to guess what 6000 feet of theatrical truss, 20 miles of cable, and 218 one-ton chain motors had to do with Stampin’ Up!, what would you say?

Go ahead . . . take a guess!

Give up?

They are just a few of the many things that go into making Inspire. Create. Share. (our annual convention) a success.

You’d think that bringing enough chain motors to suspend 16–1/2 city busses would be exciting enough, but trust us: it would be absolutely no fun without you!

We want you to join us this year for Inspire. Create Share. and experience one of our biggest parties of the year. Just think—you could spend three epic days and two nights learning new techniques, swap with several thousand brand-new stamping buddies, and take home more free goodies than you could shake a stick at. (No chain motors—we promise!)

But wait . . . there’s more! If you join Stampin’ Up! now, we’ll waive your Inspire. Create. Share. registration fee (an almost $300 USD value). That’s right . . . you can attend for FREE. You just pay your hotel and travel expenses.

And if that isn’t sweet enough, get this: if you join before the end of March, you’ll be eligible for Sale-A-Bration benefits. That means you’ll receive an extra $25 USD worth of products in your Starter Kit! So act now and join us for Inspire. Create. Share. 2014.

I welcome your questions, whether about this invitation to join Texas Rubber & Ink!, or about placing customer orders 24/7 at http://beverlygerard.stampinup.net .

In any event, get out there a share a smile-worthy day!





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Mar 16 2014

Good Thoughts Coming Up! * (even for the guys!)

Changing pace

I did a lot of that during this past week!

  • Added a “stress test” to my schedule.   I recommend this for causing stress if you need/want it.  Otherwise, not bad, but not necessarily a “good time” either.
  • Add in overnights with a Grand … due to Spring Break!  This is a good thing for tuning up my Wii skills, but does nothing for the stampy zone for the duration.   ;)
  • Now comes the “Lego Movie”.  While I noticed that it can cause unscheduled ‘napping’ for grown-ups, it does seem appealing to the elementary crowd.  Approved by ‘Grands’!
  • And as long as things are changed up this week, let’s change themes on my stampin’ table!

Every now &amp; then an idea comes to mind that works for the guys in our lives.  That’s how I felt about this one.

Even though there’s more than one layer, it still feels lik a CAS (clean &amp; simple) in my books.

And did you notice?   If you don’t happen to have any ribbon left in your stash … that works for this project!

I hope you found something inspiring here today.  I do enjoy sharing with you … It’s good for the creative spirit.



~Card Supplies:  All products are available 24/7 in my Stampin’ Up! store.

Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Paper: Sweet Sorbet dsp (SAB); Pool Party + Sahara Sand + Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party + Sahara Sand
Accessories: Banners Framelits, Chevron Border punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-Purpose adhesive

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Mar 12 2014

Sorbet Mini Gift Card Set!

Are you ready to create?  How about this little mini gift card box set?!

These little gift cards are easy-peasy to make.  Their finished size is 2.75″ X 3 7/8″ … perfect for those hand-delivered gifts, such as those darling flowers you know your BFF simply can not resist!  I used the same simple layout on each card, simply varying the sentiment, with or without punched layers.  Whip up a group of these in just a few minutes, then you’re ready to make their little custom-sized gift box!

Gather up your favorite papers &amp; cardstock, and get ready to create this cute little giftable.  Make some to give, but be sure to make one for yourself as well!

Ready?  Here we go!

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I’m so glad you stopped by today.  Thanks for taking just a moment to let me know if you like it!  Here’s the  complete supply list:


*** Mini Gift Card Box Set Supplies:

Stamps used on cards: Express Yourself (2014 Hostess set) + Four Frames + Four You + Love You to the Moon
Paper: Basic Black + Whisper White C/S; Sweet Sorbet dsp (Sale-A-Bration 2014)
Ink: Pool Party + Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Simply Scored Tool, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin’ Trimmer, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips, Tombow Multi glue, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, bone folder, ruler, crafting knife


Challenge: Created for the demonstrators’ challenge, CCREW0314CF @ SplitcoaststampersShow us what you love about the Simply Scored Tool.  Use the keyword, CCREW0314CF when you upload your participating projects at SCS!

Happy Stampin’!



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