Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clearance Rack!!!

Crafters -

Did you see?! Did you see?!

Stampin' Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with MORE STUFF!!!

Now, I have been traveling, visiting with family during this Christmas season, so I just checked it out this morning - and can I just say WOW?!?!?!?!?!

Because I'm updating this very late at night, and I still haven't figured out all this iPad posting stuffs.... Please click on the 'Clearance Rack' link that is on the right hand side. Hope you love all the great deals, as much as I do!

Remember, these items are only available while supplies last!

And the item that surprises me the most - the item that hasn't sold out yet - that one. It is item #123002, the 2011 InColor Stampin' Write Markers! Talk about a GREAT deal!!!

Those markers are the InColors that were current from 2011-2013, so that item number just retired this past summer. BUT, did you notice? FOUR of the FIVE colors of the markers are now CURRENT COLORS! That's right! Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder are all current colors! Only the Lucky Limeade didn't make the cut (but it is still an absolutely GREAT green color).

So GO! Make your selection before they are sold out of YOUR favorites!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Card Class Schedule

Now that life is beginning to get back into a routine, I've been able to sit down with my calendar. Anyone else remember the carefree days of youth, when we were able to call a friend and go to a movie or dinner with just a moment's notice? Funny how life changes, huh?

So, since we are all busy with work, family, kids, sports, etc., I have listed the dates for ALL of 2014 for my Card Classes. Each month will have a different theme and each month you will need to bring your Crafter's Kit with you. 

And just to make sure it all stays fresh, check the date the month before. With all the WONDERFUL specials that Stampin'Up! offers, if they have a special promotion going, the date may change. Please confirm before you RSVP. As always, your payment is your RSVP.

To keep this somewhat to a schedule, I have listed the fourth Saturday in each month, EXCEPT December.  

All are scheduled for Saturday mornings from 9am until 12p.

2014 Monthly Card Classes
January 25 - Watercolor Wonder Card Class
February 22
March 22
April 26
May 24
June 28
July 26
August 23
September 27
October 25
November 22
December 20

If you would prefer to craft with YOUR friends at a PRIVATE CLASS (minimum 5 paid attendees), let me know and we will schedule a time! You can even have YOUR PRIVATE CLASS at my home! Bring your friends (and refreshments, if you'd like) and we will use MY craft room!

Look forward to seeing you here!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Downline Meeting and Christmas Cards!

Crafters -

The Latte Joy Stampers meet quarterly. We are beginning to prepare for our January meeting (especially with the new Spring catalog - Occasions catalog - and the GREAT Sale-a-Bration goodies). And the best part is - they are my friends! How often do you get to create with friends AND call it "business?" I KNOW! I have the BEST crafting job, huh?  :)

In October, we had a couple of demonstrators rejoin the Stampin' Up! family and even a new demonstrator join us! Welcome back Jeannette, Bev and Marc, and Sandie! Welcome to Audra!

Nina demonstrated using vellum and markers:
Nina had already pre-embossed this in silver on the vellum.
All she had to do was color and cut!

How pretty, huh? In blue:
OOoohhhh, isn't this beautiful?

And in with no coloring at all:
So pretty!

Nina also demonstrated how to use the envelope liner dies too - SO STINKIN' EASY!
Yes, I replaced the cutting pads shortly after our meeting
but only because one of them cracked!

Nina's end product - SO EASY!

And Sandie showed us how to make vintage cards with used dryer sheets, spray glue, and Dazzling Diamonds.
Sandie demonstrating for us

Easy AND sparkly!

Here's the group, hard at work:
Hard at work - making their beautiful creations!

And here they are, showing off their beautiful creations:
from left to right:
Marc, Bev, Sandie, and Nina

Can't wait to see what these talented crafters show off in January - I'm looking forward to it! Hope Charlene, Gabby, Jeannette, and Audra are able to join us!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I'm Ba-ack! :)

Hi Crafters!

It's been a while since I posted - but I'm back!

Are you getting ready for Christmas? I know we are starting to in our household. Here are the Christmas cards we made last month at the November Paper Pumpkin Party.
November Paper Pumpkin

Can't wait to see what they send this month for the December Paper Pumpkin!

You may notice there were NINE cards in my kit. The kit only comes with four cards and envelopes, but I cut the cards in half and placed the card front on Whisper White cardstock. There were PLENTY of stars in the kit to add to the extra four cards (the back row). I threw in a little red glimmer paper, a little silver glimmer paper, and LOTS of fun in putting these together!

Now, if only the rest of my Christmas cards would be completed as quickly as My Paper Pumpkin!

If you are interested in joining My Paper Pumpkin, click here to join now!

Don't forget - if you are looking for some quick easy stocking stuffers, make sure you check out the Clearance Rack - some REALLY great deals going on there! Just click HERE to go directly to the Clearance Rack or you can click on "Clearance Rack" to the right. EASY-PEASY!

Friday, October 25, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin

Crafters -

I LOVE the October My Paper Pumpkin - it's called Memo Medley! Each month, Stampin' Up! sends a new project. Some kits are cards, May's kit was a small scrapbook; it just is such a surprise! Well the October kit involves a List - LOVE IT!

BUT, because I'll be meeting with my local crafters to work on the October kit, I thought you might like to see what we did in September for the Wahoo kit!
September 2013 Paper Pumpkin "Wahoo"

That kit has so many options... We made a couple of 3"x3" cards and as a gift to my crafters, I also included a frig notepad. 

If you are interested in joining this great monthly kit, JOIN NOW! The kits are really easy to put together and are done in about 30 minutes - and with time at a premium, this is REALLY nnice!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Check Out the Weekly Deals, the Thank You Thursday Deal, and MORE!

All I can say is just "WOWSERS!!!"

Don't forget to use Hostess Code KQCK6KNX when your order is less then $150! 

For each $50 merchandise order using this code, I'll send you a 6" x 6" piece of Stampin' Up!'s Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate their 25th Anniversary! While supplies last.

Can you say "BIG SHOT" Thank You Thursday?! YES!
Hearts A Flutter Framelits Die
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Envelope Liners Framelits Die
Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies
Chalk Talk Framelits Dies

Don't you just LOVE the cookie stamps?
I'm already singing "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."
Dress Up Framelits Dies
Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
Remember This And That Rotary Stamp
Sweet Events Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
Sweet Pressed Cookie Handle
My Digital Studio Digital Download - Wicked Fun Kit

This is to celebrate Stampin'Up!'s 25th Anniversary!
To see the complete list, click HERE

Cut & Ready Card Bases
WOW! Like several colors, but don't want to buy all of the packages? THIS is a GREAT way to try out several colors - and they are already cut and scored to the right size for cards! WAHOO!

The colors available are Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Pool Party.

And don't forget to order your envelopes too!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

It's Thank You Thursday!

Crafters -

Stampin' Up! is offering the following PUNCHES today, and today only (Thursday, October 17, 2013) as part of their Thank You Thursdays - aren't they just the BESTEST?!

Artisan Label Punch, Item #130920

Bitty Butterfly Punch, Item #129406

Hexagon Punch, Item #130919

Mosaic Punch, Item #131267

Pansy Punch, Item #130698

Few reminders to know for TODAY too!
  1. IF you are interested in becoming a demonstrator, you can get $26.95 worth of merchandise for only $25 - PLUS you get the business supplies. IF you added TWO of these punches, which are $11.96 each, and added an ink refill of $2.95 - well, that equals $26.87! Sign up and YOU are a demonstrator!
  2. IF you are interested in becoming a demonstrator, you can also get your $26.95 items from the Clearance Rack and the Weekly Deals too!
  3. IF you're not interested in becoming a demonstrator, that's ok too! You can still purchase online through me. Please remember to use Hostess Code KQCK6KNX and you'll receive something extra from me in the mail!

The Weekly Deals are good through Monday, October 21st
The Thank You Thursdays are only good on Thursdays - which means TODAY (October 17th)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Weekly Deals! Weekly Specials!

Crafters -

Can you believe it? The Tuesday Deals that Stampin' Up! is offering - well, they are just FANTASTIC!

Don't forget to use Hostess Code KQCK6KNX to get something special mailed to you from me!

Remember to check out the CLEARANCE RACK ITEMS! Although the product is now retired, many of the colors are still current. But on the Clearance Rack items - when those are gone, they are gone!

Here are the close-ups of this week's items. They end on Monday, October 20th, so get yours now! You can click on the link for each and it will take you directly to my online store.

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item #127750

Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Item #119247

Deco Labels Collection Framelits Die, Item #130102

In Color Dahlias, Item #127556

Sophisticated Spooks Ensemble - My Digital Studio Download - Item #131513

Sweet Treat Cups, Item #116802

My downline meeting is this weekend and My Paper Pumpkin has already shipped for October. I see much FUN crafting in my future - how about you? If you haven't scheduled anything yet, check out my Classes listing. LOVE to see you here!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Class Update!

Crafters -

Update your calendar! I've just updated my Class Schedule!

We will complete five gift boxes on Saturday, October 26th. The class will begin at 9am. These are wonderful ways to dress up gift cards and homemade gifts. Make sure you bring your adhesives!
Gift Box Class

You will need to register and RSVP by Wednesday, October 23rd.

Look forward to seeing you on October 26th!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit - ANOTHER IDEA!

Crafters -

NOTE: I added a LOT of links on this post. Just click on the underlined words and you will be taken directly to the product so you can get an up close and personal look at the actual product!

I blogged about the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit the other day here. Well, I was waiting to order it until later in the month, but I liked the card designs and I thought.... Well.... I have just about everything they used, and I have a lot of paper, and I have a few stamp sets that would work, and I have.... I have... I have...

You get the idea, right? Since I got it all, I can whip up cards lickety-split! Yeah, right! Best laid plans, huh?

SO, two evenings later... (yes, feel free to add the exasperation in your voice when you read this because that is EXACTLY how I said it!)

Well, I did stick with using the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the coordinating cardstocks of Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, and Whisper White. I added a little bit of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla, just to match the card designs that were offered with the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit.

I used Sassy Saluations and Perfectly Penned - and I threw in the "For You" stamp from Layered Labels because it fit so perfectly! I stuck with two stamp pads, Early Espresso and Island Indigo. AND I used only the White Baker's Twine.

And I didn't even include my Big Shot, the THREE framelits, and the numerous punches I used too!

Here are MY cards using the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (click on the link for the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit and you can see the designs that Stampin'Up! provides!):
Thinking of You
Thank You
For You

Very similar, yet different. BUT I will tell you - WAY MORE WORK and QUITE A BIT MORE EXPENSIVE! I'm not even going to do the math!

You could use the Window Sheet design and make a box to hold these card designs too. I chose to use a Clamshell case. As of right now, you can still get these Clamshell cases on the Clearance Rack. I used the 6.25" x 4.5" size - such a DEAL for these too! Add a little bit of ribbon and you have a gift box that is so stinkin' easy!

If you are looking for a quick easy way to make cards, trust me - learn from my mistakes, get the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit and save your time!  :)   I guess I'm sayin'... Stampin' Up! REALLY knows what works!

Thank you Stampin' Up!

Monday, October 7, 2013

National Cardmaking Day!

As many of you know, Saturday, October 5th was National Cardmaking Day. Let me show you what WE made on Saturday!

Here is the sample card - the one I did in advance:
Birthday Card made for National Cardmaking Day 2013

And, after seeing these fabulous ladies...


I copied THEIR ideas and made this card!
Thank You Card
The Latte Joy Stampers will make this card on Saturday, October 19th

This Thank You card is also going to be made during my downline meeting on Saturday, October 19th. AND we already have TWO new crafters that will be attending and meeting the group! Such a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! - especially if you already HAVE a bunch of supplies and are looking to rejoin!

Let me know if you have any questions! I'd LOVE to have you join our Latte Joy Stampers group!

Join Stampin'Up! for Just $25!

Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or favorite beverage and enjoy this post! There is information about joining Stampin' Up! for just $25 - it's because Stampin'Up! began 25 years ago! What a deal!
Join Stampin'Up! NOW!

And to show you what fun you can have by joining my group, the Latte Joy Stampers, here are the pictures from our July meeting. 

We meet for a few hours each quarter. At the July meeting, we each demonstrated our card to the group. Check out these fabulous ladies and the great cards they made! FYI - the ladies brought their supplies to demonstrate their one card. It keeps us in practice for our card classes and workshops - in a VERY safe and supportive environment!




And, because we all like to make cards during our downline meetings, here are the cards I demonstrated - each of us made these!
Painter's Tape Technique

Always think outside of the box for Christmas cards too!

Can you tell we have a GREAT time?! 

SO, if you are interested in joining my team, the Latte Joy Stampers, you can JOIN NOW for just $25 between October 7 and October 21.

Our next meeting is October 19th at 8am.
Hope to see you here as part of our team!