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January is Right Around the Corner!

It's December 31st and 2013 is tomorrow! The Spring Catalog begins on January 3rd, followed closely by Sale-a-Bration on January 22nd. And, as you know, I've been playing with my new toys! (Shhh... don't tell anyone - but I'm having such fun with them too!)

Well, with January 1st being tomorrow, I thought I'd redo my Blog Header. AND I used TWO of my new cards in it too!

These cards combine the old with the new, nothing was borrowed, and there is something blue. I'll see if I can grab a sixpence for my shoe, too... Am I showing my age by quoting that? These cards use new Spring Catalog products, there's even a Sale-a-Bration stamp used on the blue card, and I just LOVE the flower trim ribbon - just cut one of the posies and it really sets that card. Hope you enjoy the cards!

Can I just tell you how much I enjoy my My Digital Studio 2 also?! Do you recognize the "Enjoy" saying just to the left of "January" - no? You got it! It's part of…

Oh, Hello

Yes... Oh, Hello... But that isn't just a greeting - it's the name of a new stamp set that is available beginning January 3rd with the Spring Catalog!


LOVE IT! 

Do you recognize the small "Hello" stamp? NOPE? Well... you got it! Another new item! It's called Pretty Petites and it has a matching punch called Petite Curly Label Punch! Both are available as Sale-a-Bration items AND the punch will be available AFTER Sale-a-Bration too!

And the ribbon? You got it - The Old Olive 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon is a new ribbon in the Spring Catalog! And it will be available in Marina Mist and Melon Mambo too!

Remember, the new Spring Catalog will be effective January 3rd. Let me know if you need one! OH - and don't forget to ask for the Sale-a-Bration brochure either!

More Items on the Clearance Rack!

A Week From TODAY! :)

Crafters -

2012 is coming to a close. Christmas is past and we have begun putting away our Christmas decorations. How about you?

Out with the old, in with the new - at least that's what I always hear! But with the new Spring catalog just a week away from TODAY, wanted to give you yet ANOTHER beautiful card to view.

I can't wait for the new Catty to go LIVE! Do you have YOURS yet? Contact me if you'd like me to be your demonstrator - I'll get the Spring Catalog AND the Sale-a-Bration brochure out to you right away!

Enjoy!

While I Was Playing Today...

Because my NEW stuff is due to arrive any day now, I have been trying to straighten my Craft Room. Anyone else ever try to do that? Sometimes I feel like I'm putting a square peg into a round hole and I also realize how much STUFF I really do have! YIKES!!!!

Well, I keep my retired items separate (but still close by) from my current products. You see, I still make lots of cards; I still am involved in the Card Ministry at my church; and I still sell cards. So I use my retired items - well, those items I don't sell, of course!

All kinds of ideas have been going through my head with the new card class in January. You know the one - it's using a new Simply Scrappin' Kit called Flower Fair. It's beautiful! Uses spring-time-y colors, a ribbon that is exclusive to that kit and well... it is just perfect! It's also 8 x 8 size to fit with a matching scrapbook, if you want to go that route too!

Well, while I was moving things around to make room for my new stuff, I ran acr…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you!

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. - Luke 2:10-14 (KJV)




I hope you enjoy your family and friends this Holiday Season.
We are so blessed to have wonderful people in our lives.
Thank you for being part of mine.

First Card Class in 2013 is Scheduled!

Crafters -

Can you believe Christmas is in TWO DAYS?!?!??! TWO DAYS!!!!! YEAH!!!! 

However you want to look at it, two more sleeps, two more nite-nites, two more morning coffees - and it will be here! Again, YEAH!!!

AND I have officially scheduled my first card class for 2013! You can go to the "Classes" page on this blog for the basics or click "here" for the link. AND you can now pay by PayPal! If you don't have a PayPal account, the link also allows you to pay as a PayPal guest using your debit or credit card. No more worrying about running it over here last minute to drop off the check or cash! 

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And another New Card!
Those of you who know me, know how much I love my coffee. I jokingly say that if I could take it intravenously I would! Not really, but you get the idea. I also HALF jokingly, but more seriously, say that when I retire (in about two years), that I will wor…

Another New Card...

Crafters -

Here's another new card - using a new stamp set (Secret Garden) and its MATCHING FRAMELITS DIES!!!! And if you can believe it - Santa Stampin'Up! even will be offering a Secret Garden BUNDLE at 15% savings! You can see all of this in the Spring Catalog. Don't have one yet? CONTACT ME and I'll get one in your hands! :)

So without further ado (drum roll please):

Don't recognize a couple of the other items? That's right! They are Sale-a-Bration items - and Sale-a-Bration begins in ONE MONTH!! The Sycamore Designer Series Paper and the Bloomin' Marvelous Stamp Set are BOTH Sale-a-Bration items! There are also Rich Razzleberry buttons in the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack (another Sale-a-Bration item!), which work PERFECTLY with the new large Rhinestones in the Spring catty. When mine arrive, I think I'll be adding those to this card too! Cannot wait to get them!

As you know, I just LOVE my Two Tags Die - I use it all the time! But the other i…

Flowering Flourishes and Feel Goods Stamp Sets

Crafters -

I have been playing with my new toys, I mean my new supplies out of the Spring Catalog. Have you received your new Spring Catalog AND the Sale-a-Bration brochure yet? If not, and you don't have a demonstrator, give me a call - I've LOVE to place one of these babies in your hands!  :)

But seriously, several wonderful things occurred at the end of November with my Stampin'Up! business - and I earned SEVERAL free stamp sets (if you are interested in free stamps, contact me to book a workshop or to join my team)! So, because I'm a demonstrator, Stampin'Up! allows us to preorder the items so we can prepare for workshops and classes. Well, have I been playing!

One of the sets that I have been wanting for a while was the Flowering Flourishes stamp set, so it was one of the FIRST ones I choose! AND another set is a NEW set in the Spring Catalog. Now I cannot show you a picture of the stamp set, but I can show you stamped images that I have done with it. SO this is …

Card Class Will be Rescheduled...

Crafters -

When did life get so busy? It looks like everyone is busy on the dates I had listed, so for now the card classes will be cancelled. Perhaps after the first of the year?
When you place your online order of $75 or more through Saturday, December 15th, you get a FREE card class at my home! Your choice of dates are Friday, December 21st, from 1pm-2pm OR Saturday, December 22nd from 9am-10am, OR Saturday, December 29th, from 9am-10am OR 1pm-2pm. I have also received my Spring Catalogs AND Sale-a-Bration brochures. They are all ready for you!

A New Card!

Crafters -

As you know, I was able to attend a fellow demonstrator's card class on Saturday. WOW! We made 20 cards AND had a light lunch - all within 4 hours! There must have been, at least, 50 people there.

We played with some of the NEW stuff that will be available in January. Here is one of the cards we made - PERFECT for Scarlet-and-Gray, don't you think? If you don't recognize an item, it's probably one of the new things in January! Your Spring catalogs and Sale-a-Bration brochures should be arriving any day now, if you are one of my customers. Check through the pages and tell me what new items you see!
If you would be interested in doing something like this - having a card party with some of the GREAT new items, give me a call! Sale-a-bration is right around the corner and the benefits are FABULOUS! It's also a WONDERFUL time to join the Stampin'Up! family!

If you already have a demonstrator, make sure you talk with them about getting a catalog! If you do no…

Ink-redible... Final days... :)

Crafters -

I'm at a class on Saturday to make cards for the upcoming catty! BUT since I won't be answering emails throughout the day, wanted to jot a friendly reminder...


1) The Clearance Rack Blitz - I placed an order Friday morning, literally hours after the items were added. Got shut out on one of my markers. AND it looks like several of the others are now no longer available. And did you notice that they have STAMP SETS on there? YES-SIR-EE! If you are interested in any of the items, don't delay! (FYI - because I have had a couple of questions on this, the stamp pads on the Clearance Rack are the OLD style - the felt ones, not the new foam ones.)




2) Sunday is the last day for the Ink-redible promotion. You can get an entire color family of the NEW foam stamp pads by either hostessing a $450 workshop OR by joining Stampin'Up! If you are interested in either, I'd love to be your demo OR your upline! Our team meetings are a LOT of fun - matter of fact - invited my te…

Clearance Rack has been UPDATED!!!

**UPDATE: As of right now, Stampin'Up! has the Clearance Rack in two different places. One is listed as "All Clearance Items" and one is listed as "New Clearance Items." The new clearance items are not yet listed in the the ALL category. Make sure you check both places!




WOW!  This will be short and sweet since I just got up and checked the Stampin'Up! demo side of the site.

Stampin'Up! has added about 300 additional items to the clearance rack. You can only order clearance rack items online. You cannot order them through a demonstrator.

If you would like to order any of the items through me, here is the link to my online store that takes you directly to the clearance rack. Click here on Clearance Rack here or there is a link on the right-side of this blog.

I haven't made my way through the entire list, but they have the black handled crop-a-dile (LOVE IT!), several punches, lots of paper, and even some old kits. I think I'm going to get a co…

Happy Holidays from Stampin' Up!

Can I just say how happy I am to work for such a wonderful company?
Don't they look like they are having a BLAST?



Merry Christmas!
It'll be here before we know it!

Joyous Celebrations Card

Crafters -

As many of you know, I rejoined Stampin'Up! earlier this year. And has this go-round been a LOT of fun!

I have a fabulous set of ladies who are part of my downline and you have seen several of their talents recently. Well, my newest crafter - Gabby - has sent me a picture of one of her cards! Don't you just LOVE it?

Gabby had a workshop a few months ago and had a wonderful group of ladies. I just LOVE her table that we used. It must seat something like 50 people! I may be exaggerating slightly, but it really does seat a LOT of people - and it was the best time! You could spread out all of your crafting supplies and just create to your heart's content.

After her workshop, she decided to join my team. She was able to take advantage of the Ink-redible promotion that ends this week - and really add to her starter kit by choosing one color family of Stampin'Up!'s NEW Classic stampin' pads! What a GREAT way to start her business!

AND, she let me in on a little…

Last Week for the Ink-redible Promotion

Crafters -

Don't forget - this is the last week for the FREE ink pads promotion! There are two ways to earn the FREE ink!


Hostesses
Hostesses who  hold a minimum $450 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads--choose from Brights,Subtles, or Regals--a $49.95 value! Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits. It doesn't get better than that!

Join Stampin'Up!
Right now, new recruits can also:

Choose spring catalog products in their Starter Kit Take part in the Sale-A-Bration pre-earn opportunity (contact me - I'll get you the Sale-a-Bration flyer/catalog so you can see the FREE stuff you can earn!)Receive 30 percent off on their first order and choose new spring catalog products Participate in our biggest promotion of the year and get even more free products during Sale-A-Bration
Give me a call, shoot me an email, send me a text! Let's get YOU scheduled for YOUR workshop! Click here to fill out YOUR p…

The Seasonal Catalogs and a SPECIAL Card Class

Crafters -

Make sure you read to the bottom of this post for a special offer!

**UPDATED: The card classes have been cancelled for now and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Gotta tell you about one of the BEST benefits of being a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator. BUT FIRST...

Is anyone else as impatient as I am? I'm not one of those I-love-surprises-type of people. I like knowing what is going to happen and if they ever made a "Life-at-a-Glance" calendar, I'd own one! You know the type of people like me.

Anyway, on December 1st, as a demonstrator, I was able to preorder out of the Spring catalog (effective January 3rd) AND, as an added benefit, I was also able to receive some of the Sale-a-Bration items from the Sale-a-Bration catalog (effective January 22nd). But trying to be good, and because I had earned some free stamp sets AND a product bonus, I really poured over the catalogs. Isn't Stampin'Up! just the BEST company to work for?!

OH - do you have your Spring a…

Ornamental Elegance Kit has SOLD OUT!

Ornamental Elegance Kit Sold Out!
Due to an overwhelming response, the Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) has sold out! Stampin'Up! appreciates your tremendous interest in this special offer

WOW! That was sold out in something like 48 hours! In case you haven't seen it, here's yet another idea for those kits:

Beautiful huh?

Christmas Blessings Card

Crafters -

You hear so many times... "no need to reinvent the wheel..."  Yeah. But we do it over and over and over again, huh?

Well I decided that I was going to NOT reinvent the wheel just one time. Usually I marry three or four (and sometimes MORE) ideas into one card. Any Toy Story/Buzz Lightyear fans out there? All I can say is "NOT TODAY ZURG!"  :)

So, I went to the StampingAndBlogging.com blog. Using the Saturday Sketch Challenge #8 sketch here, I came up with this:


I do have to tell you - WAY prettier IRL (in real life)! The white shadow behind the ornament punch - just looks so nice on the card. Where did I get the idea, you may ask? Well, look at my blog header! Notice the shadow behind the ornaments on my blog header? You got it!

And did you notice the berries on this poinsettia? YUP! It is the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details - LOVE them!

Using markers, you can spotlight just one part of an image. That's exactly what I did on the poinsettia from the Christm…

Ornamental Elegance Kit

GET THE ORNAMENTAL ELEGANCE KITWHILE SUPPLIES LAST!


The ornament on the cover of Stampin'Up!'s Holiday Catalog is such a hit that they are making it available -- just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! They've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (The Anywhere Glue Sticks, item #104045, are PERFECT for assembly.) Want a greeting or place cards to go with the ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set, item #128051, gives you the perfect coordination. Do you fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on some of theDazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, item #102023!

Take advantage of this amazing offer - just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments - or stunning tags to attach to a special friend or neighbor gift.

The Ornamental Elegance Kit, item #132832, is $14.95 and includes:
Die-Cut Cardstock ElementsCher…