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Dames Handbook

I have officially completed the Dames Handbook. This was one of the Challenges that I needed to complete for Module 8 of Stampin'Up!'s Recruit Crew Training Program.

I have emailed it to all of the current, active Dames. If you would like to join our group, let me know - I can send the information to you too!

There are a couple of blank lines, some "fill-in-the-blanks" if you will. Dames will want to complete those blanks so we can discuss them.

I've listed actual "business" hours so we can talk one-on-one, along with a few other items. One of the responsibilities will be for each Dame to review the handbook and ask any questions after reviewing it.

Hope each of my downline finds this handbook useful!

Another New Demonstrator!

Crafters -
Please join me in welcoming my friend Sandie to Dawn's Dames!
She has been playing with stamping and scrapbooking and all kinds of papercrafts for years! She actually used to belong to one of my Hostess Clubs.
I'm so glad she joined and I look forward to her meeting the rest of the Dames!
Welcome aboard Sandie!

New Catalog Special

Crafters -
The new catalogs have arrived. Contact me to get yours now.
ALSO, come to my home on Wednesday, July 7th, from 6p-7p. You can look at the new catalog and even make a card!
I will have my newly retired items available for sale.
AND I offer the following July 7th, one-day only, NEW CATALOG SPECIALS: Place a $50 customer order that night and you can purchase a catalog for $5 (basically half price).For each NEW $24.95 (or more) stamp set that you purchase, you can chose one of my available retired stamp sets of equal or lesser ORIGINAL value. (this means if you order a $28.95 stamp set, you can chose one of my retired stamp sets that originally cost $28.95 or less - basically, you are looking at a "Twofer"!). The original price value will be listed on the retired stamp sets - THESE ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. When you purchase a NEW stamp set, you will get to choose one available retired stamp set.And yes, you can use this one-day Special to purchase your Just Believe Sta…

Card Classes

Crafters -
Christmas in July is scheduled for July 17th and the Just Believe Class is schedule for August 7th. Click on the "Classes" tab at the top for more information.
Classes will NOT be offered with less than three (3) paid participants.
Reserve your spot TODAY!

Garage Sale - Take 2

Well, we got rid of a LOT of stuff this past Saturday at the Garage Sale. Two ladies even came - they were told about my garage sale while at another garage sale! Crafters, unite!   :)

Anyway, because we still have a few larger items left (furniture stuff), my wonderful husband has agreed to another garage sale THIS Saturday, June 26th. SO, I'm going to go through my stuff in my craft room again. I will DEFINITELY be selling LOTS more. Garage doors will open at 8am.

Please feel free to share this information with others. Hope to see you on Saturday.

New Demo has signed up!

Crafters -
Right now, Stampin'Up! is offering this fabulous promotion. You can become a demonstrator for $99. For more information on the $99 Starter Kit Promotion, go to my SU! website at: The Starter Kit Promotion is about half way down the page (password is DAMES to signup). Remember, you can be your best customer! (smile)  You do not have to have workshops, but you DO get to attend my quarterly downline meetings. Check out the information on the DAMES page, listed above.
And, because she is taking advantage of this great offer, the newest member of Dawn's Dames is Beth. She formerly was a demo under my sideline, Jen. That darned Jen is the one that showed me how to make those purses - you know the one - I've been posting a couple of the pictures here. I just LOVE those purses! Thanks Jen!
So, that brings the Dames to EIGHT now - Nina, Stephanie, Pam, Tina, Geneva, Angie, Jeannette, and now Beth. NINE if you includ…

Card Classes updated

Crafters -
I have just updated the Classes page. The August class will be a little different. I know we are all being good stewards of our monies. With that in mind, when I purchase a stamp set (unless it is something with computers that I just KNOW I will use all the time), I look at the stamp set to determine if I can make five (yes, 5) cards or designs with it. If I cannot, I do not purchase it. Believe me, I have "several" stamp sets that either I have NEVER used or only saw ink one time. That is not a wise use of my funds.
So, with that in mind, there is a new stamp set coming out called "Just Believe" - for those of you with your catalogs, it is on page 109 of the new catty (if you haven't reserved yours yet, let me know so I can preorder one for you). Anyway, the first time I went through the catalog, I just loved that set and knew I was going to purchase it. Well, fast forward to last week. Stampin'Up! announced that the Just Believe Stamp Set was one…

Thank You Stampin'Up!

Well Crafters... I received a shipping notice from Stampin'Up! (SU!)    :)
As you know, my name was drawn to choose a free stamp set from SU! for completing one of the modules with their Training Program - the Recruit Crew.
I chose the Varsity Alphabet Stamp set (item #113684, cost of $43.95) and it has shipped! I have been admiring this stamp set for a while now, but something else always seemed to be needed more...  BUT thanks to SU!, it is coming my way!!!!
I have all kinds of ideas to use this stamp set. I see Christmas cards, Birthday cards, Thinking of You cards - all in scarlet and gray.
Cannot wait to use this set. I'll post the pictures here once I begin...
Thank you Stampin'Up!

Flowers made from Punches!

My upline, Terri, had a meeting last night for her direct downline (that would be me!).
We used several of the new colors that will be in the new catalog and we used punches and Sizzix dies, along with our Big Shot. All of these are made with cardstock! The picture just doesn't do them justice...

These can be used on cards, pencils, bamboo sticks to make a bouquet. The ideas are endless. That being said - probably want to hand-deliver these cards or use padded envelopes. I wouldn't send them through regular mail in a regular card envelope.

Scallop Square Purse - yet another one...

Crafters -
I just LOVE making these, but they are a bit of work - especially if you don't sew! :)
Thanks again to the talents of my friend Geneva, this purse now has a pocket. Once she explained it to me (yet again...), I was able to do one. Not near as nice and finished as hers is, but I'm learning. I really like this fabric and cannot wait until I get this purse done! I'm hoping it will be done in plenty of time for Convention, but we'll see.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out - THANKS GENEVA!

I WON!!!!!

AAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In case you didn't hear my scream from my house....

I just got home at 2:55pm. It is the last day of school and I always go out to lunch with my son on his last day of school since they release them early.

STAMPIN'UP! left a message for me on our home voicemail. GUESS WHAT?!?!?!?!  I WON!!!!!! What did I win? Well...

As many of you know, I'm in the middle of this Recruit Crew Training Program. I have DILIGENTLY completed each module and for each module, they draw some names (I want to say 20, but I'm too excited to go and look to confirm it!). They publish the names when they draw them - AND I WON!!!!!!! My name will be listed with the winners!

The Recruit Crew is a bit of work - I won't lie there! It has forced me to actually do some things with my business that I normally wouldn't do. AND it has stretched me WAY outside of my comfort level. BUT it has been SO worth it! I am a lot more comfortable with the recruiting aspect. As…

Last Chance List, new catty, and a Recruiting Special too!

Crafters -
The Last Chance List is here! For ease, just go to my demo website: Click on "Promotions" and then you can choose which Last Chance List you are seeking.
I have my new catty already, thanks to my friend Jeannette for signing up in March!  I met with my downline on Saturday and I think the five that were there will tell you - the new catty is FABULOUS! I met with some others today - they liked it too! :)
AND there is a $99 Mini Starter Kit available, from June 1 through June 30 ONLY! If you wish to sign up, go to my demo website and click on "Start Your Own Business" (on the right side), then on the left side about halfway down is a button that says "Join  Now" - click it! Read and acknowledge the Online Independent Demonstrator Agreement, click "I agree" and enter the password. FYI - the password is "DAMES" and you can begin! My next downline meeting is Saturday, July 17th. You do need to already be…