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Doughnuts and Cards Class - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

The new year will be here NEXT WEEK! WOW! I'm so excited about 2015!

You see, I am able to retire in 2015! YEAH!!!!!!!!! Don't get me wrong. I LOVE my job. I LOVE the people I work with and work for! If I didn't have this job, I would have NEVER met my husband (yes, blind dates do work! Thanks to my friend Theresa for introducing me to hubby all those years ago!)

But, I digress... The Coffee and Card Hour that we did in September, October, and November, was a really good idea. Everyone liked that they could stop in and make a card and be done in an hour. But the class needed tweaked a little. So, tweak I did!

DOUGHNUTS AND CARDS CLASS
On Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 9a-10a, we will be having a Doughnuts and Cards Class. The cost is $10 to make 3 cards in the 1 hour. You will need to bring your adhesive, or I will have some available for sale here.

Want to see the cards we will be making? Talk about some SNEAK PEEKS from the upcoming Spring Occasions Catalog and Sa…

Sneak Peek - Moon Lake - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

We had so much fun this weekend. Several crafters stopped over on Sunday to pick up the Spring Occasions Catalog, along with the Sale-a-Bration brochure. 

For those who placed an order in the past six months, they also received a little gift in their bag with their catties. Those who came really enjoyed them!

If you were unable to stop over on Sunday, please give me a call! I have a baggie set aside for those who placed an order in the past six months. We just have to get together to get them to you! (And your little gift is in the bag too!)  **If you already have a demonstrator, please contact her for your catties. If you don't - I LOVE to be your demonstrator!

During Sunday's Open House, I had set out some baggie books. I started doing these this year and I really like them! What happens is, you take a stamp set and there are four, five, and sometimes MORE, samples inside the baggie book. It is just a small way to allow you to look at a certain stamp set and get fo…

January Card Bash, Lotus Blossom and Stampin' Up!

Crafters -
Today is the last day to sign up for the Birthday Card Celebration Bash. This class is on Sunday, January 11th, from 1p-6p, and there will be a light lupper (Lunch/Supper) included. You will need to bring your scissors, adhesive, and STICKY STRIP is a necessity!
We will be making this card organizer. Do you recognize the stamp sets? You probably have see the Feel Goods Stamp Set before, but what about the flower stamp? Hmmm... You got it! It's a Sneak Peek from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure. It's called Lotus Blossom and it is my FAVORITE - and since it is FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a qualifying purchase - DOUBLE SCORE! The Lotus Blossom Stamp Set is available beginning January 6th, 2015.


AND
the cards from the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
20 notecards and envelopes, 1 card organizer, Lupper (Lunch/Supper) - all for just $40! (If you wish to pay by PayPal, the cost will be $41 to offset the fees.) All that for $40!! How much do you normally pay for 20 cards alone?!
I'll…

January Card Bash, Occasions Catalog, and Sale-a-Bration Brochure - Stampin' Up!

Ok, how about you? I am like the cobbler. His children have no shoes!  :)  Am I alone in this? I have the cards. They are made. I just gotta address them and send 'em! How do I miss sending the cards?!

I not only missed my wonderful friend Donna Jean's birthday on Sunday, but I also missed my friend Elaine's birthday on Saturday! Sorry ladies - I will be getting your cards to you this week! And I am sending the last of the Snowman Bookmarks this week too. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!

On Saturday, I was able to attend a FAN-TAB-U-LOUS class, actually TWO classes! You know it's really good when I drive FOUR (YES, 4!!!) hours ONE-WAY to that state up north. I'm not going to mention any names, but I live in the Columbus, Ohio area, so I'm confident that even the most non-sports-oriented people can figure out which state I visited on Saturday.  :)

Ronda Wade had a Saturday ALL-DAY class, with an optional class in the evening. Of course, I signe…

Blog Candy Winner!

Well COOKIE - You are the winner!

However, since you are listed as "Anonymous" in the comments, please send me an email with your name and snailmail address and I'll get those cards out to you right away!

Thanks so much!

Hope you enjoy the cards!



Christmas Gifts - Your Thoughts? And some BLOG CANDY! - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Got a question for you. Please feel free to leave a comment below.

And to make it really interesting, I would like to offer some BLOG CANDY!!

You will receive the cards in the photo below. Leave your comment by Saturday, December 6th at midnight (Eastern time). I will draw one name on Sunday, December 7th. The winner will have until Wednesday, December 10th to email your name and snailmail address to me. That way you will receive these in plenty of time for Christmas! (**NOTE: Your name will only be entered once and this is limited to U.S. residents only).

So my question involves something I saw on a Facebook group today. The lady posted a question about giving a gift for a gift exchange at work. She was going to make the cookie mix in a jar, decorate it, and gift that for her coworker gift exchange. They have a $15 limit. I thought the cookie mix in a jar was a GREAT idea, but I like homemade gifts. 

I feel that by being the recipient of a homemade gift, it shows me that the pe…

Free Snowman Bookmark - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I don't know about you, but I cannot wait for midnight to arrive! 

Stampin' Up's Online Extravaganza begins soon!

In case you missed it, Stampin' Up! has LOTS on sale! Make sure you look at the dates! Some are one day only, some are the first day only, some are the last day only, and others go the whole time!

You can see that list HERE.

But, back to the Free Snowman Bookmark. My friend Bev made these for our Church's Card Ministry Fundraiser earlier this month and they sold like HOTCAKES! Now mine are a little different than Bev's... I just received my Little Pieces Edgelit and thought that would work for the little buttons! So here's a close-up of mine.


And here's what the Snowman looks like, front and back.

Do you see a little bit of an orange package sticking out on the back of Mr. Snowman? Hm... I wonder what it could be? If you know me, and many of you do, you know how much I LOVE my chocolate (almost as much as my coffee!!).

That's right! I…

Christmas Cards - Noel Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I know all of us LOVE a great deal, and I am absolutely no different!

Stampin' Up! has been offering their past Paper Pumpkin kits on the website (you can see them HERE). These are so easy to make! The only thing is... you have to be a subscriber to get in on these deals.

EXCEPT...

Stampin' Up! began offering to their demonstrators (that's me!) this really wonderful deal! As a demonstrator, I could order LAST year's Christmas card design, but wait! There's more! They added several refill kits, and basically, I was able to order 16 Christmas cards in one Party Pack! The idea was to showcase these during workshops, events, etc.

Well, for those of you who attended the November Coffee and Card Hour, you MADE one of those cards. Weren't those easy? Here's a picture of the card, along with the tags, that we made earlier this month.

As many of you know, my mom is a crafter. My dad has been going through his cancer treatments, and recently had surgery on that …

Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card and Trim the Tree DSP Tags - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

The November Coffee and Card Hour was so much fun!


Make sure you read to the end of this posting, if YOU would like to receive this Christmas card and tag set as a FREE gift during November!
Check out what we made (the links for the items we used are listed by the photos):


And here are the individual close-ups:




All tags made using the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Pack and Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.





So stinkin' easy! AND we were done in less than one hour!

One of my friends from work even brought her 6-year old daughter. This little girl KNEW what she was doing!

And we used papers that coordinated with the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Pack. Don't forget - that paper is only available in the Holiday Catalog through January 5, 2015 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

CLASS INFORMATION

Weekly Deals - Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit - Stampin' Up!

WOW! Stampin' Up! has announced this week's Weekly Deals. You can look at them HERE. Keep reading until the end for a SPOILER ALERT too!

There were several items that caught my eye this week! I have really liked that For the Birds stamp set for a while, just couldn't justify the cost. You may find this shocking, but I have a NUMBER of stamp sets. Probably too many, but is there ever really too many?

During this Weekly Deal, the wood mount set is actually LESS than the clear mount set! And with my Coffee and Card Technique Class this month using Blender Pens, what a GREAT set to use! Shame mine won't be here in time for the class though... Oh well, you will take your newfound knowledge and you can order the set while you are here on Friday or Saturday!

And the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit! Go ahead, click on it and it will take you to my Stampin' Up! website where you can order it. Just go and LOOK at the pictures. Doesn't really do the kit justice. Check below and clic…

October Coffee Card Hour - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Anyone remember the 1992 movie "My Cousin Vinny" with Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei? Now, I know I'm dating myself here, but I do! Of course it helps that my hubby is a HUGE movie buff (and likes Marisa Tomei!). 

But here is a really quick 2-second blip from the movie. (If you are receiving this via email, you will need to go to my blog to watch this):

Did you catch it? Marisa Tomei says to Joe Pesci "Oh yeah, you blend." If you haven't seen the movie, it is really funny about how he doesn't really "blend" with the locals.  :)

Who would have ever thought of Stampin' Up! when viewing My Cousin Vinny? Me, of course!

How about US blending? With Stampin' Up! Blender Pens! At my July downline meeting, there was a question about blender pens. Then at the September Coffee Card Hour/Technique, someone else mentioned it. I'm sensing that Blender Pens may not be getting their full credit! These things are WONDERFUL!

SO, with the holidays f…

UPDATE! Coffee and Cards - Serene Silhouettes - Stampin' Up!

Crafters –
The Coffee and Cards Class, that one-hour/technique class I’m starting this month, is onTHISFriday and Saturday. It seems like September just started at the beginning of the week and now here we are – close to Friday! Has Friday and Saturdayalwaysbeen at the end of the week?
Seriously, the September 5thand 6thCoffee and Cards Class is right around the corner. It will be from 9am until 10am. When you attend, you will make one of the cards (the actual Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper design may vary – but you will have several choices!). ** If you are unable to attend, read at the end how YOU can receive the PDF tutorial on the September Coffee and Cards Class. **
We will be sponging, heat embossing AND dry embossing using the new Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 15 of the Holiday catalog). Add a little bit of ribbon and this card really pops!
When you attend this Coffee and Card Class, the cost is just $5 to make one of these cards AND get a nice cup of…