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!