Saturday, March 30, 2013


Well, after traveling for a bit, we arrived home last night. Loved Kitty Hawk and Florida! Why does the grass always look so much greener when on vacation?  (smile)

I will be back on the ball tomorrow - Can you believe it is EASTER?!

But in the meantime... 

Carol Carriveau - please send me an email with your snail mail address. I can't wait to send you the Reason to Smile stamp set!

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Drum Roll Please...... 

Thanks so much for posting comments to my blog!

SU! employees really are just the best, aren't they? I loved the SU! bloopers video, the SU! employees ARE always so sweet and they really do live the Stampin'Up! Statement of the Heart, and I would LOVE to work at Stampin'Up! Headquarters! I tease hubby all the time that we should move out there!

So without further adieu, the names were entered and the boy drew the name of....




Carol Carriveau!

Congratulations to Carol Carriveau!

Crafters, thanks so much for playing along. Your comments gave ME a Reason to Smile!

Hope you enjoyed it and Carol - please send an email to me with your snail mail address and YOUR very own Reason to Smile will be en route to you on Monday!
Congratulations to Carol Carriveau

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Surprise Promotion

Crafters  -

One of the best things about being a demonstrator is the sneak peaks! Well, Stampin'Up! is changing things up a bit - now YOU can get in on the sneak peeks too - CHECK IT OUT!
A Round Array Stamp Set Item, #129090

It is available as A Round Array Stamp Set, or you can save because Stampin'Up! is offering this as a BUNDLE!
Spring Surprise Clear-Mount Bundle, #133899

The Spring Surprise Clear-Mount Bundle includes the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch - that's a $12.95 value by itself! And remember, this is the last week of Sale-a-Bration!
(I can't believe it ends in a week - March 22nd!)

I love the cute sayings on each - can't wait to get the "You make me smile" one. Imagine the cards, bookmarks, and tags that can be made with all of them!

This Spring Surprise Promotion is available from March 15th through May 30th in clear-mount. The wood-mount sets will be available with the 2013-2014 catalog on June 1st.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Comments and BLOG CANDY!

Crafters -

March 15th is the last day to post a comment and earn BLOG CANDY!
The original posting with all the information is HERE.

But the basics are... YOU can earn BLOG CANDY by posting a comment! We already know that Stampin'Up! employees are just the best. As a demonstrator, I get to talk with them a few more times that the regular customer.

But have you ever placed an order and just been so WOW'D by how FAST it is delivered? What about the videos that Stampin'Up! offers? And who could forget the Convention 2012 Lip Dub video? I had blogged about that HERE.

Doesn't that just look like such a fun place to work? HERE is their newest one too!

At the end of the video, didn't the snowman make the cutest "Thank You" card? Although I think it looks awful cold there, don't you?  :)

And did you notice that Stampin'Up! has 189 videos? How many of them have YOU viewed? LOVE the Bloopers one!

I'll do the drawing on Saturday from the comments that were placed March 1st through March 15th.

Please check back on the 16th so you can see if YOU are the lucky winner of the BLOG CANDY! The winner need to send me an email with your snail mail address and I'll get it out to you!

Good luck!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Make a Difference!

Crafters -

When I attended Leadership in January, I was very fortunate to attend several classes. One theme that Stampin'Up! mentioned throughout our training was to "make a difference." Matter of fact, here's the graphic that was on much of our paperwork during that timeframe!

Well, it has been a little hectic around here. Anyone else feel that way? Between working full-time, family, friends, hobbies, and such, I hadn't made time to "make a difference" in something new recently.

So when I received an email in early February from a local school, they were planning a fundraiser for March and were seeking donations for it, I sent them an email expressing an interest in donating and was told they would get back with me. Fast forward to last week. YUP! It is THIS WEEK! It is actually March 14th! That's Thursday!

So because I think I just have TONS of SU! stuff (and it is just the greatest stuff too, isn't it?), I put this together with the help of my right-hand guy, the boy! What do you think?

I had to locate a basket to put everything in! I knew I wanted to put in a few cards along with the catalogs, but it just kept growing! Check it out:

Catalogs, stamp pad, notepad, THREE different sets of cards, card class coupons, two fabrics, a message center, and a ruler and magnet clip with my information on it. When we dropped it off to the office, the lovely lady even went "Ooohhhh, I may have to bid on this!" And yes, I made sure she received her own catalog too!  :)

Did you notice the ribbon on the cello bag? You got it - The Basic Gray/Basic Black, 1-1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon from the Spring Catalog!
Basic Gray/Basic Black 1-1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon

And it also comes in Pink Pirouette/Rose Red too!
Pink Pirouette/Rose Red 1-1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon

Hope the school has a successful fundraiser on Thursday!

You know, we are so blessed to be able to share this gift of crafting with others.
Please share YOUR gifts and talents with others! 

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded;
and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 12:48b


Saturday, March 9, 2013

It Was Supposed to be Easy!

And it actually IS!

Crafters - 

Stampin'Up!'s Paper Pumpkin (the website is called starts THIS MONTH. Just the click of your mouse and YOUR Fairy Godmother can visit you too!

For the March kit, you will need to sign up by March 10th. If you sign up March 11th, you'll receive the April kit.

Your credit card is not billed until YOUR Paper Pumpkin is shipped.

AND it is a surprise each month! I love reading the magazines I receive each month - each article is a surprise! And now I'll receive CRAFTING surprises too!

Remember to choose me (Dawn Stock, Grove City, Ohio) as your demonstrator when you sign up and you will be invited to my home to put your kit together - AND we will even make one extra card using your new kit! Let's make it our own Paper Pumpkin Party!

And this post from my January Express Card Class, shows THREE different ways to use the set I received from Leadership!

Remember - this was supposed to be easy - AND IT IS! Click on the links below for more information. (And if you leave a comment about why Stampin'Up! employees are so great on my blog by March 15th, you are entered into a drawing for BLOG CANDY! I love seeing the SU! employees in the video - don't you?)

remember to choose me - Dawn Stock, Grove City, Ohio

offered EACH month!

Friday, March 1, 2013

New Stamps, New Videos, and BLOG CANDY!

I love the beginning of a new month, don't you?

As many of you know, I have a 9-5 "regular" job. (Stampin'Up! is my FUN business!) At the beginning of each month, I remove the previous month's calendar page at my work. It has all my meetings, days off, birthdays, and generally - it is used and it is used well! When I removed February's month today, it was so nice to see the clean calendar month of March and my upcoming meetings and birthdays and such. And I get to go to a training class with my friend Lori Ann on Monday. I'm also able to retire in a few years, so I have the countdown on my calendar too. It's just fun to see how much longer I "have" to work to qualify for my retirement. :)

We were running behind a little this morning, so I wasn't able to log onto Stampin'Up!'s website this morning. Imagine my delight this afternoon when I saw this:
Best of Flowers
Item #133342

And then I saw this:
Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item #132956

And check out these videos. If you are reading this via your email,  you will need to go to my blog to watch the videos.

Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set Video. LOVE IT!

And while watching that video, I saw THIS blooper video. They are such real people! LOVE THEM! Thanks so much Stampin'Up! for being such a GREAT company!

So, since SU! is so GREAT, how about leaving me a comment on my blog with WHY you think Stampin'Up! employees are so wonderful?! They always give me a Reason to Smile! So I'd like to give you a chance to win a Reason to Smile!

Leave a comment on my blog with WHY you think they are so wonderful between now and March 15th, and I'll place your name in a drawing to win your own Reason to Smile! A Clear-mount Reason to Smile Stamp Set that is! The name will be drawn on Saturday, March 16th. I'll announce the name on the 16th and you'll need to send me an email with your snail mail address so I can get the stamp set to you! (**NOTE: Crafters - I have been receiving a few spam comments. You will need to leave your name/sign-in to be entered in the drawing. Thanks so much for understanding!)

Make it a GREAT Day!