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Thanks So Much and NEXT Card Class is scheduled for...

Thanks so much to those of you who braved the weather last night! I appreciate you stopping over, making a card, and meeting one of you for the first time!

Have to tell you - one of my friends who is also a customer, well her daughter stamps and had a catty (catalog) party at her work. One of the daughter's friends placed an order for her friend. You will NEVER guess - the friend of a friend of the daughter - lives just down the street from me! We finally met last night! It's funny how life works, isn't it? You just never know where you will find NEW friends...

Wasn't it GREAT ordering new stamps AND saving money? 15% off! Thank you Stampin'Up! Here's the card we made last night. Each card was different as I used the last half of my Festival of Print Designer Series Paper Stack. Thanks to my upline who sent me a NEW package for my promotion last month (that post here), so I can make more! Thanks again Sandi!

And did you know - on that paper, the Festival of Print…

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular - and a FREE gift from me!

I don't know about you, but I cannot believe that in just a few hours, Stampin'Up! will be offering their FIRST EVER Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular! My blog post from a few days ago about this is here. Remember, it starts at 12:00 midnight MOUNTAIN TIME, and continues through 11:50pm MOUNTAIN TIME. Adjust your clock times accordingly!

Don't forget you are invited to my home from 5p-8p to make a card, see other items, and place your order in person! AND with a $50 Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular merchandise order placed on Monday, you will receive this FREE gift from me! (Limit one per person).
Cute, huh? Well, again, I have to tell you... the idea was not mine. Shelli Gardner, CEO and Co-founder of Stampin'Up! apparently demonstrated this on stage at Convention 2012. However, I was unable to attend this year...  :(  ... BUT Stampin'Up!, being the wonderful company that they are, well, they place the items that were demonstrated on our "Stampin' Connection." This i…

TWO Papillon Potpourri Cards

Crafters - 

As I stated yesterday, I'm posting two of the FOUR cards we made at Saturday's final Stamp of the Month Club Class. Typically, I do not do this. However, the cards were just too pretty to keep to ourselves!

I always add one "extra" to each of the card classes. On Saturday, I made one extra card design - very easy and it will be my October Thank You card for my customers. If you wish to see the cards in person, feel free to stop over on Monday, October 29th, during my Special Event which will include Stampin'Up!'s 15% off Stamp sale. You are welcome at my home from 5p-8p. Hope to see you here...

Without further ado - this card is patterned after a staff presentation at the September 2012 Stampin'Up! Chattanooga Regional.  I made mine VERY vintage. It took a little bit of time, but I think the results are SO worth it. What do you think?

And the second card that I will be showing you from the Club Class is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from the …

Downline Meeting - Check Out What We Made!

Did we ever have FUN today!!!!

This is the second meeting (we meet quarterly) of the Latte Joy Stampers. Here we are, VERY hard at work (seriously, we were!)

And, I just have to show you what we were making at that moment. What do you think? 


Here's my first attempt at it. I always like to have several uses for my supplies, so I got to thinking. How about using my Blossoms Petal Builder Punch instead of the ornament punch? YUP! That's exactly what I did!

Like I said, my first attempt... I used Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green for the inks. LOVE my new foam stamp pads.

Here's a close-up of the stamped ornament. Check out the beautiful ink coverage. Nice, huh?

I absolutely LOVE that my downline is so close too. Nina brought the snowflake die with her for her card swap. Isn't it just beautiful?

Well, we also used it on OUR ornament that we made. Check out the difference from the Silver Glimmer Paper to the Champagne Glimmer Paper. BOTH are just beautiful!


Upcoming Special

Upcoming Special November 1st through December 16th, 2012
Stampin'Up! is offering an Ink-redible promotion when you host a $450 workshop from November 1st through December 16th, 2012. Book your workshop now! Also be thinking about becoming a demonstrator so YOU can experience all the wonderful things that Stampin'Up! has to offer too!

Check back on November 1st for more details!

Christmas Gift with Purchase Promotion

Christmas Gift with Purchase Promotion October 1st - October 31st, 2012

Make sure you use the special item numbers listed on the flyer. You've got to use those in order to get your FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.You can get your FREE paper-piercing pack by purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper OR the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Remember that the bundle gets you an additional 15% off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits die. You have so many options!This promotion is available on customer, workshop AND online orders.There are no limits on this promotion - for every bundle you buy, you get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. And these made GREAT Christmas gifts too!If you want your free gift, you will need to make sure you place your order before Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, at 11:50pm (Mountain Time)

Single Stamps

Single Stamps
Updated October 25th, 2012
A few weeks ago, Stampin'Up! announced that until January 2nd, 2013, we would have the opportunity to purchase single stamps from the Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings Stamp sets. Based on the interest that Stampin'Up! has seen so far, it appears that EVERYONE loves them!

And now, Stampin'Up! is excited to announce that they have added TEN MORE individual images - including three images that you have never seen before!

These single stamps are available on customer, workshop AND online orders.The stamp item numbers are listed on the flyers (see below).While you will not see this on the Stampin'Up! site until November 1st, please know that you can order the stamps in the online store (my online store is here).These will not be sent in the typical cases or packaging. They'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy the Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of f…

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular AND Special Event at My Home

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular October 29th, 2012 ONLY
For one day only, you will get 15% off almost every stamp that Stampin'Up! sells! Starting at 12:00 am (Mountain Time), and ending at 11:50pm (Mountain Time), almost every stamp will be 15% off. That means all stamps in the current catalogs (the big catty and the Holiday catty) including Background stamps, personalized name stamps, cookie press stamps and single image stamps! This does NOT include hostess sets, bundled stamp sets, and digital stamp brush sets. You can place your orders online here or contact me to place your order.

I have now received my shipment of catalogs. If you do not have the Big Catty or the Holiday Catalog, let me know! I will have one with YOUR name on it! 

See the end of this posting for a special event at my home on Monday, October 29th, from 5p-8p.

Special Event at my home Monday, October 29th, 2012 5p-8p
Come and see my Craft Room in person!

Join me on Monday evening, October 29th, from 5p-8p and make a card!…

My Digital Studio + Digital Scrapbooking Day = FREE DOWNLOADS

My Digital Studio + Digital Scrapbooking Day = FREE DOWNLOADS October 29 - November 5, 2012
Yes, you read that correctly! And here's the cute blog picture that SU! has provided for us:

When you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day with My Digital Studio, that is a week of FREE downloads and 50% off ALL digital kits!SU! will be offering THREE FREE downloads during the week of October 29th through November 5th, 2012.There will be MEGA BLOGGING on all week long.AND if there are 18,000 downloads of the FREE items, Stampin'Up! will give us another FREE download.Make sure you spread the word!You will be able to get your free downloads from the demonstrator online store. If you are looking for a demonstrator, I would LOVE to be your demo! You can get the FREE downloads from my online store here or at and click on the "Shop Now" button on the top right side.

Non-Stamping Related...

Crafters -

As I am finishing my cards for this weekend's Downline meeting on Saturday morning and my final Stamp of the Month Club class for Saturday afternoon, I have also been doing some OTHER crafting. 

The kind with the crochet hook and some really cool yarn. Here's the "group" picture. What do you think?

And here they are individually:

Clearance Rack has been UPDATED!

Yes - with OVER 70 new clearance items!!!!

The catch is... you can only order them from the online store. Which, I have (yep - you know me!). Go to and click "Shop Now" in the top right hand corner OR you can click HERE to go right to it!

Seriously though, these items can only be ordered by you through an online store. I just tried to order a few of the items myself and when I went to checkout, it showed that they were no longer available. THIS is why they require you to order through the online store. If you placed an order with me on paper, and then when I tried to enter your order, THAT is when we would find out that the items would not be available. By YOU placing the order, you'll know right away and be able to update your order.

As you know, Stampin'Up! is such a wonderful company and they don't want you to be disappointed to think that you are receiving items when they have sold out.

SO, if you wish to place an online orde…

Paper Ornaments

Crafters -

Have you seen the ornament on the front page of the Holiday Catalog? (If you do not have a Holiday catalog, let me know - I'll get one to you right away!) Here's what it looks like:

Well, did you know that as a demonstrator, Stampin'Up! provides all kinds of guidance to us. And here is how you MAKE a different one of those paper ornaments!

AND, because my downline meeting is on Saturday, October 27th - did you also know that we are going to make one of these that is SIMILAR to that? YUP! We are!

How similar is it going to be, you might ask.... well... as many of you know, I rejoined Stampin'Up! in May. Because I was a demonstrator for a few years before, I still have quite a bit of current merchandise, so I'm trying to be a bit more responsible in the items I purchase. What that means is... I don't have the ornament stamp set or die cuts (YET)! But isn't that such a GREAT deal going on this month? I may just have to get that bundle! Don't…

Gabby's Workshop...

was so much fun yesterday!

As many of you know, things have been VERY hectic at the Stock household. I have unloaded my car from yesterday's workshop at Gabby's. Thanks so much to her and her friends for their patience. We had a LOT of fun!

I'll be taking pictures and will post them soon. Make sure you have signed up as a "subscriber" so that you will be one of the first ones to see them!

OH - and the Papillion Potpourri Stamp of the Month Club deadline is TOMORROW! Here's that link if you need more information! (click "link" for the information)

Stampin'Up! Promotions!

Crafters -

October 1st just snuck right up on me! My folks were here from Florida and they just left on Saturday morning. It was really nice visiting with them and my mom was able to attend my Everything Eleanor Stamp of the Month Club Class on Friday evening before they left. The cards were really beautiful.

I have now updated my CLUBS page so you now know what the October Stamp of the Month Club Stamp Set is.

BUT while I was visiting with family and friends, Stampin'Up! has decided to offer SEVERAL promotions! SOME of them are even good through January 2nd!

Here is the October Promotion, compliments of Stampin'Up!:

AND they are also trying something new. I have all of these sets and there are a couple in each that are not my favorites. I would have LOVED to only purchase the ones that I would actually use - it would save SO MUCH SPACE! These are good through January 2nd!

As always, you can click on my "Website Page" and it will take you to the various links as well.