Thursday, June 30, 2011

Retired Items Sale

Crafters -

The retired list (now called the Last Chance List) is ending today - the new catalog begins tomorrow. I knew that - I have been working over my first order for tomorrow (the 1st) for about 10 days now.

And yes, I have several items on the retired list. I just checked the boxes on the list so I could count up exactly how many of my favorites were going to retire. Do you think I pulled them out of the shelving unit yet? Nope! And the new catalog is effective tomorrow!

SO, if anyone is interested in any of my retired merchandise, I will have the items for sale on Saturday, July 9th ONLY. The crafters coming to the Christmas in July card class at 9am will get first dibs.  After the card class is cleaned up, the retired items will be in the garage and you can come and look the items over from 3:00pm until 4:30pm.

**NOTE: Please do not call/email me and ask if I have a certain item and would I hold it for you. That's not fair to everyone else. All items will be first come, first served. Customers coming to the Christmas in July card class will get to look the retired items over during card class. I'm not going to do this as a true "garage sale".

Let me know if you have any questions!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Christmas in July Card Class

WHEW!!!! Did you just hear that at your home too? I have just submitted my final assignment (a whole three hours early as it is due by midnight!) and I do not have any MBA classes for the next SIX WEEKS!!!! I will actually be able to see my family and CRAFT!

Today was the June card class and we had fun! We did sponging, heat embossing, faux mother-of-pearl, and crayon resist techniques on our cards. Now, I cannot speak for the ladies who were here, but I believe a good time was had by all.

SO - since I am on a natural high from crafting this morning, and finishing this Finance class (it was time consuming, but it was a really good class!), I'm posting this reminder about my Christmas in July card class scheduled for Saturday, July 9th. Can you believe it is two weeks from TODAY?! YIKES!

Ok, here's a little bit of a spoiler alert about that Christmas in July card class. We will be using Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Crystal Effects, colored pencils, heat embossing, and my Big Shot.

Reminder - your payment is your RSVP. You will need to bring everything in your Crafter's Kit - including scissors and adhesives. These are going to be some WOW! cards and you will want to put them together while here so you can show them off!

I am going to limit the class to 10. If we go over 10, I'll offer a second class time.

Reminder - your payment is your RSVP and it needs to be here by July 1st, 12:00 pm (noon), so I can order supplies for all.

Look forward to seeing you here on July 9th!

Monday, June 13, 2011


Crafters -

Couple of things...
1. Convention is just a month away! Here's a video Stampin'Up! has on YouTube - and let me assure you - the video does NOT do it justice! So much fun!
2. Remember that wonderful woman Gwen who transferred her Leadership ticket to me so that I could go in January? Here's that post. Anyway, guess who is also going to Convention? Guess who I will finally get to meet in person? You got it! The wonderful Gwen! She emailed me and let me know that she was going - isn't she just the sweetest thing? That's why she's an Honorary Dame!

The new catalog is just so wonderful! Cannot wait to see what good stuff we get to make at Convention - and I'm a make-and-take helper! YEAH!!!!!

I'll keep you posted on Convention! Perhaps YOU will sign up and come with us next year!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Annual Dames New Catty Meeting and June Card Class Reminder...

Today was the Second Annual Dames New Catty Meeting. Nina, Geneva, Jeannette, Donna and I gathered at the local doughnut shop and enjoyed coffee, doughnuts and perusing the new catalog. Doesn't it look like we had fun? (doesn't it look like Donna and I are mother and daughter too?!)  :)

Dawn (me - in RED), Donna (my mom is right behind me), Nina in the blue, Geneva in the white Stampin'Up! shirt she purchased at Convention last year (or the year before?), and Jeannette in green
Do you see what we each have in front of us? That's right - it's the NEW 2011-2012 Catalog - a GREAT benefit of being a demonstrator. Of course, because we cannot share with customers yet, we turned our catties upside down. Except for that rebel Geneva - she kept hers rightside up but she covered hers up with her hands and glasses case and all.  :)

We had so much fun. Some of the gentlemen who were at the coffee shop last year were there again this year. I think they are regulars... I overheard them while we were carrying on, I mean discussing our upcoming card designs, about using the new stamps and the new accessories - well I overheard them saying "oh, isn't this pretty, I could make a card with this..." - all in GREAT fun. One of them even took the picture for us! Another one stopped at our table to tell us that he and his lovely wife scrapbook (he mentioned some contraband items that are used, so we won't discuss that) and that his wife does cards on the computer. It was so nice to hear him talk about how his wife can personalize their cards - sympathy, birthday and everything between! Said they haven't purchased a card in YEARS!

AND wanted to give a friendly reminder that today is the last day to receive the discount for the card class on June 25th. As long as your envelope is postmarked today, you can still receive the $5 discount on the class (it is normally $30). We will be concentrating on men's cards for the June class and also have a Christmas card design.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day - and don't forget to contact me for YOUR catalog. If you become a demonstrator with me, perhaps YOU will want to join us next year for the THIRD Annual Dames New Catty Meeting!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Chance List is here!

The Last Chance List has now been announced.

Here's the link to the retiring items on my Demo Website so you can see what is retiring. If you wish to purchase any of the Accessories and the like (basically anything besides stamp sets), when they are gone - they are gone.

SU! has always continued to deliver the stamp sets through the end of the month - probably because they MAKE those! However, accessories like ribbon, punches, papers, etc., all come from other suppliers. So if you want ANY of those items, make sure you place your order. If you delay and when you go to place your order, I cannot help... 

Remember you can place your order directly on my Demo Website.