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Fancy Friends Kit Video

Did you know that you could order a kit that includes almost everything you need to make cards? YUP! It's called the Fancy Friends Kit and it is available here. You would need your adhesive. They recommend the Mini Glue Dots, but you could use your Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Anywhere Glue Sticks, whatever your favorite adhesive!

This is what it looks like. You can see that it comes with the note cards and envelopes, an image stamp, a word stamp (says "friends"), rhinestones, flower pieces already punched out (the little yellow and green in the top left), AND comes with TWO Stampin'Spots. A self-contained kit! All ready to go!

And Stampin'Up! just added this video to show you how easy it is to make the cards too!


Holiday Packaging Bundles

Holiday Packaging BundlesAvailable November 29-January 2
Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends.

At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. And because they don't require any stamping, cutting, or creating, they are the perfect reason to reach out to others who may NOT papercrafters. At least, not yet...

Stampin'Up! has also provided us a flyer to share with you. It highlights the two different bundles and wonderful products in each.

Trims and Tags Bundle
Petite Treats Bundle

Here is the flyer - Hope you enjoy!

MDS 2 Discs Are Now Available!

MDS2 Discs Are Now Available
Stampin'Up! has also provided us a flyer to share with you! It highlights the entire product line including all of the software options as well as the digital downloads and print products.

Here it is! Hope you enjoy!

FREE Digital Download from Stampin'Up!

Crafters -

Stampin'Up! has announced a FREE Digital Download:

Don't you just LOVE it?! They have also added a few more items today (Tuesday is the day for the newest downloads). Check the new downloads out here.

So... GO - just place a customer order listing just this item only (if you wish). And you won't owe a dime! You can get to my online store here. This is also where you would go to get the free download! And you need to be online to get the online download.

And don't forget:
December 6th is the last day to order your print products to get them by December 24 (unless you want to pay for Second-Day or Next-Day Air).December 12th is the last day to order the traditional products to receive them by December 24th (unless you want to pay for Second-Day or Next-Day Air).

My New Blog Header!

Crafters -

My goal this past weekend was to update my blog header. I played around a little with My Digital Studio. In case you forgot, it is available for HALF OFF but only until Wednesday, November 28th. That is good for the MDS2 Upgrade, MDS2, and MDS2+ - YOUR CHOICE!

Well, you may have noticed that I updated the header to a fall theme. I used a card I completed at my Everything Eleanor class from September and made it into a hybrid for the blog header. Here's what that looked like:

AND, I had downloaded the Be of Good Cheer Kit-Digital Download - a STEAL at $7.95 and came up with my NEW blog header. LOVE IT! Well... I actually added a few other embellishments too! AND if you aren't yet into the full-digital mode, the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper is also on sale through the Online Extravaganza until Wednesday, November 28th! I think I'm on my third package of that paper and I haven't even made it to Christmas yet!

It was actually quite easy, once I got the ha…

Jeannette's Simply Sent eCard

Crafters -

WOW! I may have done that little video to show how to use Stampin'Up!'s Simply Sent app - but WOW! I haven't played with all of the features, I'm still playin' with it, but ...

Well, look what little Miss Jeannette sent to me today!

Can I just say WOW one more time? - WOW! She added a picture. She added text, TWO different ribbons, buttons, speech bubble! And she was just playing! Imagine what she can do when she's actually working it!  :)

What a GREAT way to invite some friends ELECTRONICALLY to make cards at your home!

How GREAT is this?! I'm gonna have to take lessons from her!

Gift-ables Class Reminder

Don't forget that Monday is the deadline to register for my final two special classes of 2012.

The Sewing Giftables class is Saturday, December 1st, from 8am until 12pm (noon) and is $35. You will need to bring your sewing machine and let me know which fabric you would like! We will have a Breakfast casserole mid-morning.

The Cards Giftables class is Saturday, December 1st, from 1pm until 5pm and is $25. You will need to bring your Crafter's Kit! This class will showcase the 2013 format. We will have pizza for lunch during this class.

If you schedule BOTH classes, the cost is $50 - a savings of $10 and you walk out of here with FOUR sets of cards and FIVE sewing projects!

Here's the link for the information. Hope to see you here!

Simply Sent App - Thank You! and a Reminder

Crafters -

First off - WOW! Your personal emails, and some texts, have been GREAT! Thank you for the encouragement with the FIRST video that was so pixelated.

Now that I (somewhat) know what I'm doing AND have the right thing to upload my video from the camera, I anticipate doing a few MORE of these videos. YEAH!!!! Hope you enjoy them.

Second, please get the word out on this wonderful Simply Sent app. It seemed to me that many of the questions were "how do I find it?" SO, although no video, here's how you find it:

On the device you want to use the app on, touch the "App Store" iconIn the search box, type "Simply Sent" - no quotes, just the words Simply sent. And yes, you will need to put a space between the two wordsYou should see something that looks similar to this:

There will be a button to press for you to view it or download it or something along those lines.

Press the button to download the app to your device. This takes…

Simply Sent App

Crafters -

Now that I have the correct software, the video works!
UPDATE: The video is very pixelated and has been removed. It will be reposted at a later date. Thanks!

Here's a card I sent to a couple of people today. Cute, huh?

Would you believe that this card was created in LESS than 5 minutes? YUP! Using the Stampin'Up! app called "Simply Sent." You can get it for FREE in the App Store.

I have blogged about this before and a few of you have asked me about it, so... I recorded this short video.

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think about it.This is the first video I have done!

And remember, the full version of My Digital Studio (MDS) is on sale NOW through November 28th FOR HALF OFF! YesSireeBob! 50% off! BUT only until November 28th. You can get MDS at my online store here. For all of the items available during the Online Extravaganza, you can see that list here. And to just shop, here's my online store. Don't forget about the Cle…

Texture Boutique Update AND Online Extravaganza Reminder

Crafters -

Stampin'Up! had about 4,000 of those Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machines (that blog posting is here).

Well, I had heard some chatter about this, so I went into the Demonstrator side of the website and...

it has now sold out...  :(   Hope you were able to get your order in BEFORE they sold out!

UPDATE 11/19/2012 - It was a computer glitch! The Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machines are still AVAILABLE!!!!

So, if you have been working your Wish Lists for tomorrow's Online Extravaganza, wanted you to know. Here's the link to my online store.

And friendly reminder. The items listed below are on sale ONLY on Monday, November 19th for a 24-hour period.

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Page Item Description Retail Price 24-Hour
Sale Price
181 125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate$11.95 $9.56 186 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine$99.95 $79.96 186 113474 Big Shot Doctor's Bag$69.95 $55.96

I had delayed FOREVER on getting the Doctor's Bag and I finally got it a m…

December 1st Card Class

Crafters -

Wasn't Saturday beautiful? We had such nice weather in Central Ohio that we were able to mow the yard one last time! Didn't get the leaves raked, but...

That put me a little behind. So, without any further ado, here are the cards that you will be making at the Giftables class on Saturday, December 1st from 1p-5p.

Aren't they such nice cards? I think so! You will notice on the Crosses of Hope card, that the sample is Gumball Green but right behind it you will also see Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse. YUP! You will make ONE of EACH of those three. That way, you have three cards that are essentially the same, but look different. We do this at our card ministry. It is WONDERFUL to see the rainbow of colors when all the cards are lined up!

DID YOU NOTICE? Compare the stamp sets that are used with the Online Extravaganza stamp sets... YUP! You should see a few that will be on sale beginning Monday, November 19th. Each of the cards also uses something that requires my B…

Online Extravaganza begins November 19th!

Dates: November 19-28, 2012
The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! We want to make it easier for you to get sales during a time when lots of people are doing their holiday shopping, but not necessarily holding Stampin' Up! parties. So during these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Page Item Description Retail Price 24-Hour
Sale Price
181 125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate$11.95 $9.56 186 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine$99.95 $79.96 186 113474 Big Shot Doctor's Bag$69.95 $55.96

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Page Item Description Retail Price 24-Hour
Sale Price
7 118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)$66.95 $53.56 7 120279Clear Block Storage Caddy$16.95 $13.56 175 109127St…

Welcome Gabby!

Crafters -

Please join me in welcoming Gabby to my downline, the Latte Joy Stampers!

Gabby was previously one of my fabulous customers who helped me to promote to supervisor a couple of months ago. We had workshop at her home and let me tell you this. She has the absolutely BEST table for card parties and workshops. I LOVE her table! It must seat something like 24 (ok, I may be exaggerating a little bit... it probably only seats 20 comfortably...). We had so much space to work when making our cards! Can you tell I just LOVE her setup?

OH - and because Gabby joined now, she was able to receive a FREE set of stamp pads with the ink-redible promotion. PLUS, she can also look at all the GREAT sneak peeks as a demonstrator. As demonstrators, we are able to access the Spring and the Sale-a-Bration catalogs online NOW and we preorder on December 1st so we can play with the new products prepare for our upcoming workshops and classes. Just a FEW of the many benefits of becoming a demonstrator!


Simply Sent iPhone App

Crafters -

I just downloaded this myself. WOW! So stinkin' easy! Yes, there are limited choices, but wait until you see them!

I just did this in less than 5 minutes, AND emailed it to family and friends.

Check back tomorrow for the beautiful Birthday cards I received too - I have some VERY talented friends!

The app is only available for the iPhone right now. Enjoy! (And don't forget to leave them some feedback too!)

Several NEW Items...

A New App from Stampin' Up!
It has been hard to keep this a secret-we're so excited about it! We have created a card-making application, and we already have a great name for it: Simply Sent! This iPhone app allows customers to create an e-card-from a template or completely on their own-and send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook. And it's free! 

Here's something you should know about this app: it's not My Digital Studio on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give you a taste of what you can create when you purchase MDS

So go download it from iTunes or the App Store, share it with your friends, and post a review! 

Try it out!   

Talking Tags

How to Buy Talking Tags:Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).

How to record a voice message:
Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT. Adhere the message tag to your card or…

Giftables Class - Check out THIS Special!

Crafters -

Remember me writing about my Gift-ables class scheduled for December 1st? Would you like to make a reversible rag-tag-bag, a gift bag that holds 10-14 cards comfortably, a jelly jar band/decoration, and a purse tissue holder? Did you notice that ALL are reusable? YUP! We are going GREEN!

Here are the details for Saturday, December 1st - the 8a-12p class involving YOUR sewing machine.

You will need to bring with you:
YOUR sewing machine - NOTE!!! I am NOT a seamstress. I have enough trouble with my sewing capabilities - so much so that you will not want my help! Please make sure you know how to operate your machine and that you have enough of your supplies to make it all work well!Scissors, thread, bobbins (please bring two), sewing needle (like you would sew on a button), and IF YOU HAVE IT, a needle with a large eye. Think tapestry needle (hint - like you would need if you were using baker's twine to sew with).NOTEBOOK AND PEN - you may just want to take a few notes in ca…

Can We Talk? AND a Special Offer...

Anyone remember Joan Rivers saying that - "Can We Talk?" Or am I dating myself here?  (smile)

Seriously... as a demonstrator, we get all kinds of perks. I'm not just sayin' that because I AM a demonstrator either!

As you've heard me state before, we (demos) get to preorder items so that we can play with our new toys prepare for our upcoming classes and workshops. Well, the Spring and Sale-a-Bration catalogs are no different! 

Stampin'Up! allowed us to see these catalogs online TODAY! and I can preorder on December 1st. YUP! I'm going to be stalking "Mr. Brown" when he delivers my packages too! Now, we cannot show you the catalog pages, BUT we can show you items that we have made with OUR preorders! (Subscribe to my blog so you receive the updates when I post them.)

I've already sent my downline an email. I'm hoping we can get together mid-December so we can get our samples and ideas started for the first of the year. ESPECIALLY with Christma…

Saturday's Card Class - WOW!

Crafters -

I don't know how the weather is in your neck of the woods, but the weather here in central Ohio is beautiful! And it was beautiful yesterday during the card class.

Because I'm changing how I do my card classes, I was very fortunate to have several friends attend yesterday's card class. The room set up was even different!

Incentive stamps were given for wearing something Christmas-y (LOVE the earrings and the socks ladies!). A GREAT time was had by all!

I wanted to give the ladies a little gift in their card bag, so I made some more of those gift tags. I changed stamp sets and designs of course.

Well, Saturday morning, because my order came Friday evening!, I added the Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso Baker's Twine to the tags. Thankfully, my fabulous upline Sandi had sent me a NEW package of the white Baker's Twine, so I was good there! ANYWAY, the boy came into my craft room. He's my biggest helper. He helps me with cleaning and set-up of card classes, …

Card Class on Saturday!

Today is the last day to register and pay for Saturday's card class.

If your check is in the mail, call/email me. If you cannot attend, there will be card kits available for purchase. You will need to stop over so that you can stamp the images. (I'm now allowed to sell the stamped images, per SU!'s rules.)

I'm also going to try out my new Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps for this class too.

AND as a demonstrator, there is even ANOTHER set that is available to me. Can't wait for you to see what cool cookie stamps are in that set!

Hope to see you here!

Looking for Some New Ideas?

Look no further!

Stampin'Up! sends us, and we can access it from the DEMONSTRATOR ONLY side of the Stampin'Up! website, this wonderful magazine called Stampin' Success. It is a GREAT place to get ideas - and it is from Stampin'Up!  :)

So, if you would like to see just a small sample of what Stampin'Up! offers to the demonstrators, click here and you can see a few pages from the November/December 2012 issue!

What do you think? LOVE the ideas, right? You will also notice that the Ink-redible promotion is listed in the magazine. They do that sometimes too!

AND when you become a demonstrator, you can look at OLD magazines - those that came out BEFORE you became a demonstrator! I just looked online - I can go back to 2003! That is almost 10 years of ideas! The magazine used to be monthly, so that is 12 months worth of ideas for 10 years - that's 120 magazines to look through - I'm SURE there are more than a few ideas in those pages.

Would you like reap the benefits o…