Saturday, June 28, 2014

Card Class - GIFTS

It is a BEAUTIFUL day in Central Ohio today. I just LOVE that I can sit in my Craft Room and look out my front window!

I finally finished the PDF for the June Card Class - GIFTS - and just sent it to those who have placed an online order of $75 or more and used this month's Hostess Code. Just a couple days left to get YOUR copy of the Class PDF too! Aren't the cards just beautiful?
June 2014 Card Class

The Hello Honey card shows an alternate design using the same stamp set, Work of Art. I am attending Connie Babbert's (Create with Connie & Mary) Mini Convention next month and was looking over her blog and saw how she did her flower with a different stamp. She's so talented! So I CASE'd her design! Thanks so much to Connie Babbert for sharing her gifts and talents! I've also seen a larger flower made using that same "swoosh" stamp to make a FULL flower and using the circle for the center. So many ways to make flowers with that set! Thank you to Stampin' Up! for GIVING us that stamp set at the 2014 Catalog Premiere in April! The picture in the catalog of this stamp set, Work of Art, just does not do it justice!

And finally, don't forget to register for the July FUNdraiser for the 2014 Pelotonia (click on the link for more information). Hubby is participating in this and it is a GREAT way to make cards and contribute to a GREAT cause!

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pelotonia 2014 FUNdraiser / 3-4-5 Card Class

Many of you know my husband Paul. Salt-of-the-Earth, sweetheart of a nice guy, and my best friend. You can see what a nice guy he is by reading about how he went with me in April 2013 to Salt Lake City to attend an SU! Regional with me. That blog posting is here. What a GREAT guy, huh? Did you notice? He even wore a Stampin' Up! shirt too!

And, in case you didn't know, my husband is an AVID cyclist. When we met several years ago, he was averaging about 10,000 miles on his bicycle annually. 10,000 miles!!!! Some people put that on their cars! Hubby puts the hammer down and flies when he is on that bicycle! Remind me to tell you the story about him and me riding a century (a hundred miles!!!!) BEFORE we married. The basics are - He is such a strong cyclist, I stopped pedaling going up a rolling hill and was done. He placed his hand on my bicycle seat, while he was on my left cycling on his own bicycle, and he pedaled BOTH OF US up this hill. Yeah - I was impressed too! And I finished the last 20 miles under my own steam. With my best friend by my side.

To add to this background, Paul lost his father to cancer when he was in high school. Fast forward a few years and Paul's mother became a breast cancer survivor. Stupid cancer found BOTH of his parents. As you can imagine, fighting cancer and cancer research are tops on his list! Every year since its inception, Paul has participated with Pelotonia. You can view is Rider Profile here.

Now, fast forward to earlier this evening. The boy, hubby and I were walking the dog. The boy was talking about, when he is a little older, that he might like to do Pelotonia with Paul. When the fundraising part came up, the boy came up with ideas to mow yards, ask the grandparents/friends/family for donations, and I told him that I could also have a card class with the profits going to his account for the donations. But he thought he could earn the money for the donations. What a GREAT kid huh? I am blessed many times over...

So, since I had already thrown the idea out there to have a card class, the three of us thought it would be a good idea to do the card class THIS year for Paul's FUNdraising! With that in mind, FOR ONE DAY ONLY - JULY 26TH, I am bringing back my old 3-4-5 card class. The hours are 9a-3p.

You reserve your spot by sending your $5 by July 19th. There will be a NUMBER of different cards, card designs, different colors, etc. at THIS 3-4-5 card class. You will make 3 cards for $5 - 3-4-5! Once you are here, if you want to make additional cards, you can do that! Each 3 cards that you make that day will be $5. (Please bring your favorite adhesive. I will have SNAIL available for sale if you forget.)

***WANT to get a FREE extra card? Preregister to make 10 cards for $15!***
All PRE-payments must be received by July 19th.

Some items that have already been completed, including cards and gift sets, will also be available for sale.

Light refreshments will be served - feel free to bring your favorite beverage - with a covered lid! There will be drawings and fun throughout the day!

All participants will be entered into a drawing for an ORIGINAL Paper Pumpkin Starter Kit. This kit is no longer available and is one of my absolute favorites! The drawing will take place at 2pm. You do not need to be present to win. We can work out a date/time for you to get your prize. 

Can't wait to see you here!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Catalog, New Gifts Card Class, AND a New Hostess Code!

Crafters -

The new catalog is LIVE! Don't you just LOVE it? I know I do! I'll be updating my blog and Stampin' Up! is working on the update to our online stores, so check back for the direct link. In the meantime, you can go to my online store at and you can look at the catalog. Just follow the links once you get there!

If you have placed an order in the past six months, you should already have your catalog. Let me know if you'd like a new catty!

I've also updated my 'Classes' page with the new June class. As many of you know, I always give gifts of cards to friends, teachers, coworkers, etc. Well, how about a class where you make EIGHT cards (four designs, two of each design)? That way, you make four for you, and four to give away. AND you will also make a really cute (and super easy) gift box for the four that you will be 'gifting' away!

If the date doesn't work into your schedule or you are too far away to attend the class, you can get still get the card class. Just place an ONLINE merchandise order of $50 AND use Hostess Code EY9K9RPG during the month of June, and I will send you the directions in PDF form to your email inbox! I've added the Hostess Code to this blog so it shows on the right at all times. Just click on the Stampin' Up! logo to order and type in the Hostess Code!

Want an extra bonus? Place a merchandise order of $75 or more (online or in person) and you can choose one roll of the now retired 2012-2014 InColor 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon! I'll send it to you along with your 'Thank You' card. Keep in mind, this ribbon is no longer available, but I still have several full rolls here. First come, first served. When you place your order, send me an email with your choice of color. Please list your top three (3) choices, in case one of them is no longer available. As of right now, I have all five colors of the 2012-2014 InColor ribbons available, but I will tell you that I have only one (yes, 1) full roll of Summer Starfruit. Limited to supplies on hand.

Enjoy that new catalog!