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Deadline is FRIDAY!

Crafters -
Friday is the deadline to register for the September Monthly card class. 
The class is scheduled for Saturday, September 8th, from 1pm until 4pm. You will need to bring everything in your Crafter's Kit. We will be making a total of 9 cards (3 designs, 3 of each card) and the cost will be $15.
We will be making Christmas cards, a set of three gift cards, and masculine cards.
Here are the cards we made at the August Monthly Card Class:
FYI - You only have September and October to get my card classes at this price. After October, the classes will change and with that, the price will change as well.

When is a Workshop, Not a Workshop?

When you make it a Fourfer Card Class! It's like a Private Card Class!
Book your Fourfer Card Class during the month of September, and YOU can choose one of my retired stamp sets. I'll bring a box with me to YOUR Fourfer Card Class so you have a new-to-you stamp set at the end of the Fourfer!

And, like a workshop, I'll provide the demonstrations so you know how to complete the cards.

Don't forget -
Minimum is six (6) people and yes, that can include the hostess. (You and five of your friends - more, if you'd like!)For one set price ($10), you get to make 4 cards. AND Stampin'Up! envelopes are included. I'll even bring the Stampin'Up! glue sticks for you to use!Place an order that night at the Fourfer ($25 merchandise order), I'll take the $10 off the order - it's like getting the cards for FREE!The $10/per person is prepay only. We want to have enough cards for everyone who wants to attend!Contact me to book your date now!Book YOUR Fourfer Card …


It has been such a busy week - but in a really good way busy!
First was the Sunday Back-to-School Bash at our church. Here is the bookmark I made for that - remember, I made 202 of them! FYI - yes, the paper is contraband, but the stamps are all SU! Crosses of Hope, Trust God, and Papillon Potpourri. The clear mount sets make this SO easy to line up on the Two Tags Die - an SU! exclusive!
And then there was the Blooming With Kindness Stamp of the Month Club Class on Friday evening/Saturday morning. Remember - I'm only trying this for three months. If the interest is not there for the Friday evening classes, I will not offer them after October. So, if you're interested in Friday evening classes, hope to see you in September or October so I know there is an interest!
No pictures posted for the Blooming With Kindness Stamp of the Month Club
You must have attended the class to see the cards!

And finally, I had a workshop on Saturday afternoon. Here are the items we made - don't yo…

Craft Room Updated / Blooming With Kindness Stamp of the Month Club

Well, this looks a little bit better, doesn't it?  :)  Remember this earlier post?
YUP! I think so too!
And here's the view from the Craft Room. When needed, I also use our Dining Room. 
As you can see, I have a WONDERFUL view - both out the front windows and out the back window too! LOVE our yard, although I do not spend nearly the amount of time in it that I should!
And the rooms stayed set up for the workshop in the afternoon! Thanks so much to my wonderful friend and downline, the lovely and talented Vanna, I mean Nina, for attending the Stamp of the Month Club Saturday morning and staying through the workshop Saturday afternoon.
Talk about a blessing! She also cleaned up the tables, placed everything onto one table and just generally made my life so much easier. I've got to make her something - and chocolate will be involved! I think chocolate has medicinal qualities; what do you think?
The cards were a hit with all! I'll post pictures later in the week. WITH one except…

You Know What a Twofer is... What is a Fourfer?

It's a New Class!
Although there are several definitions,'s FIRST definition of a "twofer" is: "a card or ticket entitling the holder to purchase two tickets to a theatrical performance at a reduced price." (
Well, I'm going to offer a "Fourfer" Card Class. Anyone know what that is?

YOU GUESSED IT! It is FOUR cards for a special price! AND...

When YOU hostess a Fourfer Card Class, YOU are the one who receives the hostess benefits! It's like a workshop, but NOT a workshop! It's like a Private Card Class!

"How do I do this?", you may ask. Ok, here are the details -
For one set price ($10), you get to make 4 cards. AND Stampin'Up! envelopes are included.But wait, there's more!I will provide the demonstrations to complete each card - just like at a workshop!You get several of your friends together and make it a fun Fourfer Card Class with your friends!Place an ord…

The New Silicone Craft Sheet - WOW!!!!

I mean really... WOW! Have you had a chance to play with the Silicone Craft Sheet yet? WOW!
School begins tomorrow morning, and as you saw from my earlier post just a couple of days ago (here), I'm working on several projects at this moment. So, the boy mentioned tonight that he'd like me to cover his composition books with his Yoda paper (BIG Star Wars fan). You know, like I did for him LAST year (here's that post). I literally had TWO pieces left. JUST enough for two notebooks for him!  :)
And because he likes to have his name on things, I used my new Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies. FYI - these are the PERFECT size for names on notebooks! (And, if you have a $400 workshop, you can get this beauty for 50% off!)
Well, if you've ever played with alphabet die cuts, they are little! They don't seem like they are, but when you go to put the adhesive on it, they seem really small! I usually get the adhesive on my grid paper in addition to the die cut!
SO, because I was waiting …

Saturday is Coming! YEAH!!!!

Well, I have been busy cutting cards for the Blooming With Kindness Stamp of the Month Club on Friday evening/Saturday morning.
With my mom living further away, I sent her a few of the pictures - LOVES THEM!!!! Wish she lived closer so she could make the cards with us on Saturday... oh well - we'll make hers when she comes up next month! She'll have her OWN Private Card Class!  (smile)
And been busy making 202 bookmarks for a thing at our church (don't ask - I have no idea how I cut those two extra!). They are having a "Back to School Bash" complete with DUNK TANK! Yeah... I'm not in that one. BUT they invited our Card Ministry group to set up a table to share information with the parents.
SO I did the bookmarks and some little flyers to hand out about this wonderful group of crafters and when we meet. One of my former downline members, the fabulously talented Pam, will be manning the table with me. And thanks to another former downline member, the equally fab…

My First Tutorial...

Crafters -
I have completed my very first written tutorial. Here's the finished product:
What do you think?
If you are interested, please feel free to download the FREE tutorial on how to complete this beautiful box! I've patterned this box after the card box on page 166 of the 2012/2013 Stampin'Up! catalog.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed completing this! Feel free to leave me a comment if you like it!

I WON!!!! :)

Crafters -
Remember this post and this card?
I belong to a wonderful online group called SUDSOL (stands for Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing OnLine). They are "Your 24/7 Upline." Although I have a wonderful upline, I chose to join this group because they have quite a bit of information! And my upline also belongs to this group!
Each week SUDSOL offers a variety of challenges. As many of you know, I took a six-month break from my stamping business. While I am restarting my business, I'm trying a few new things. So I decided to submit my card that I patterned after the Convention card (I still don't have the set that was used at Convention, so still no side-by-side comparison yet!).
Here's what I saw on SUDSOL about 30 minutes ago:
I won!
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." This quote apparently belongs to Confucius.

I just LOVE my Everything Eleanor set and like I had said... for some reason, when I saw the (…

Workshop on Saturday, August 25th!

Crafters -
I'm sending/delivering the invitations for my workshop on Saturday, August 25th. Let me know if YOU'd like to attend. We'll be making a card or two!
There will be specials and door prizes during the workshop - you must be present to win!
Hope to see you here!

Deadline is FRIDAY!

Crafters -

Can you believe that tomorrow is Friday, August 10th?! That's the deadline to let me know that you are coming to my class.

Which class you might ask? The Blooming With Kindness Stamp of the Month Club!

You have your choice of class dates - Friday, August 24th, from 6p-9p OR Saturday, August 25th, from 8a-11a.

If you already have the stamp set and wish to attend, the cost is just $15.

Your payment is your RSVP. 

OH - and here's the link for the Stamp of the Month Club information. Hope to see you here!

And here's the first card I made with the stamp set - LOVE it and this one was SO easy!

Designer Fabric CLEARANCE SPECIAL!!!!

WOW!!!! This is SUCH a great deal!!!!
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - you can order Stampin'Up!'s exclusive Designer Fabric in FOUR (retired) designs. Now, these are all retired designs so they do not show up in the current catalog. They are in LAST year's catalog (2011-2012) on page 196. OH - and the price is only 99 CENTS!!!! The original price was $9.95!
I've listed the fabric names and the link to my demo website. All you need to do to purchase is just click on the fabric name below (you can call me too - I can take orders that way). By clicking on the fabric name, you can see the small picture of what the fabric looks like too!

FYI - when the fabric is gone, it is gone. 
I'm also supposed to tell you that there is no limit on the quantity of these Designer Fabrics, BUT it is only good while supplies last. AND because they are only available while supplies last, you may not receive all of the fabric you order, if you wait for a workshop.
Which means - if you want…

Everything Eleanor - LOVE IT!

Crafters -
I just LOVE the Everything Eleanor stamp set. LOVE - LOVE - LOVE IT!
Just like many of you, I was stalking a number of blogs during Convention 2012. While the make-and-takes were so pretty, the style was slightly different than mine.
That is what makes this company SO wonderful! We each have different styles and likes, and there is something for just about everyone in the catalog. I would say something for everyone, but there might be that one person out there... I haven't met him or her yet, but they may be stalking MY blog!  (smile)
SO...  today, my wonderfully talented upline Sandi, uploaded some of her pictures from Convention. She has also issued us, her downline, a challenge involving the Holiday Catalog. I'm working on it, but it is a slow progress for me!
While looking over some of Sandi's pictures, I noticed the "Friend" card that was a make-and-take this year. It used a new set out of the Holiday Catalog. Are you picking up on a theme here?
Well, I…

Today's Card Classes

WOW! Did we have fun today! We even took a lunch break for some Phineas & Ferb Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. The boy had Campbell's SpaghettiO's and Meatballs. I do not believe I have EVER had or served EITHER of those at a card class before! Isn't it nice when you craft with friends?  (smile)
The final scheduled classes are in September and October. There will also be the Stamp of the Month Club in August (Blooming With Kindness), September, and October. Additional specialty classes will also be offered. Monthly scheduled classes will resume in January. Continue to watch the Classes postings - it is right above this post headline. (Stamp of the Month Club is listed under Clubs.)
Ok, now that the business part is out of the way, today we played with Nature Walk, Everything Eleanor (my new favorite stamp set!), and Joyous Celebrations (Holiday catalog).
The Nature Walk card used a couple of the Big Shot items - can you tell what they are? I saw a swap card from one of my fr…

Blooming With Kindness Class - MORNING CLASS OFFERING

Crafters - 
WOW! Thanks so much for all the personal notes and comments about the Stamp of the Month Club! I'm so glad you are looking forward to it!
I am also going to offer a morning class for the August Stamp of the Month Club - Blooming With Kindness.
The deadline to register is still August 10th. The cost is the same ($25 for clear mount, $31 for wood mount) BUT you will have TWO dates to choose from!
The dates are Friday, August 24th, from 6p-9p OR Saturday, August 25th, from 8a-11a. When you RSVP for the August Stamp of the Month Club, please tell me which date you prefer. Remember - your payment is your RSVP.
I will also have a workshop that same afternoon of Saturday, August 25th, from 1p-4p and if you are local - you are invited! There will be drawings and specials and card making, OH MY! You can also earn a free gift from me by bringing a friend with you (someone new to my business).
I'll be sending out invitations in the next week or so. If you'd like to be invited, …

Holiday Catalog and ...

I almost forgot! Not really, just so much GREAT new stuff with the beginning of the month...  (smile)
Seriously, the new Holiday catalog went LIVE today, which means you can order out of it STARTING TODAY!
Remember the cards from my Saturday Latte Joy downline meeting? This one here? YUP! I've updated the post with the links to the items we used too!
AND a new special when you join Stampin'Up!
A Spooktacular Howl-o-ween Printer's Tray Decoration can be yours!
Join my team! You can sign up online!

New MDS2 is now available!

The NEW My Digital Studio 2 (MDS2) is NOW available!

Stampin'Up! is offering a FREE 30-day trial offer.
During the month of August, you also can receive 31% savings!
You can read more about it by going to the Promotions Page of my Demonstrator Website.

Stamp of the Month Club!

Wow! It's August 1st?! Really? August 1st!!!
Where does the time go? So many stamps, so little time... as the (modified) saying goes...  :)
Well, I hope you have been enjoying your summer and for those of you who purchased the "Reason to Smile" stamp set for $5 - I KNOW you have been! Isn't that just such a fun stamp set? I've made several cards with it and blogged about those cards too! Shame it is now gone, huh?

You've heard me say this before, but when you purchase a stamp set, you should purchase it with the idea that you will be able to make five different things with it. Not just one design, made in five different colors - see I know how my mind works, huh?
Seriously, to get the most bang for your buck, you should be able to make five different things with each stamp set. NOW - that said - if there is something that is your passion, your life, your end-all-be-all, then of course - you should purchase that stamp set without the five designs in your mind. You…