Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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 click on the photo - what do you think now?
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
One of this week's Weekly Deals

I would LOVE to take credit for this, but I saw this at the Columbus, Ohio, Stampin' Up! Unite and Excite event earlier this year. Another demonstrator had hers displayed there. SO, I liked it so much I made one with MY 20 cards from MY kit. Of course, the retail value was about $20 when I ordered mine. YOU can now get it for about $15 with the Weekly Deals! Cute cards, huh? The Stampin' Dimensionals and everything is included. I only had to use my scissors to cut the Baker's Twine! 20 handstamped cards for about $15. THAT is a GREAT deal!

And finally, here's the SPOILER ALERT.






Alrighty then, that should be far enough down the screen. Beginning October 1st and continuing through October 6th ONLY, Stampin' Up! is going to have a Stamp, Stock, and Save Sale! I've been a demonstrator for about 10 years now, and this is the FIRST time this has happened. There are a SELECT FEW stamp sets that will be 20% off (one of my FAVORITES, Petite Pairs, is on the list). There will also be 15% off on 8.5"x11" cardstock, envelopes, Fast Fuse and refills, and even the Classic Stampin' Ink Pads! If you are one of my customers, I sent an email this morning with more information. If you'd like more information, send me an email! I'd love to add you to my email list!

To sweeten this Stamp, Stock, and Save Sale (October 1 through 6 ONLY), when you place your $50 or more MERCHANDISE order - that's before shipping and tax - and you place your order ONLINE using Hostess Code 2ZKDY7PW, send me an email after you place your order. Let me know if you like SILVER or GOLD! I will drop off/send you YOUR silver or gold after the sale has ended! Remember, this offer is only good through me, Dawn Stock, not Stampin' Up!


Monday, September 15, 2014

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 fast approaching, and so many of us like to color our designs, how about we use the Blender Pens and really get our technique on?! Of course, we will blend WAY better than Joe Pesci does in My Cousin Vinny! 

As an added bonus, I'll also do a quick blending DEMONSTRATION using my Blendabilities markers. You will absolutely LOVE the effect you get with these!

Look forward to seeing you on October 3rd or 4th!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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 on THIS Friday 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 Saturday always been at the end of the week?

Seriously, the September 5th and 6th Coffee 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!
September Coffee and Card Hour

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 coffee! Remember... no decaf in this house! If you want decaf, I’ll have a nice glass of water for you.  :)

All you need to bring is just your adhesives and your scissors. One cup of coffee, one card, $5! And for the September Coffee and Cards Class, you will use THREE different techniques!

When you place a $25 order while you are here, I'll even refund your $5 fee! Want the written tutorial AND the class for free? Place a $50 order while you are here and I’ll email the tutorial to you after the class!

The September dates and times are:
Friday, September 5 - 9am-10am
Saturday, September 6 - 9am-10am

The link to my online store is just to the right on this blog. The link to the original blog posting is HERE. You can always view my classes schedule HERE.

I received a note from one of my friends and here’s what Beth had to say:
Any chance that we, the underprivileged, who cannot attend your coffee and card class can somehow benefit also?? Perhaps a written tutorial?? The cards look fabulous!!!! I hate not being able to attend.

She is such a hoot – underprivileged, HA! How come I didn’t think of a written tutorial?! The good thing is that she is in the process of moving from Puerto Rico to a so-much-closer state. Hopefully, she will be able to attend a future class. BUT, in the meantime, if you are like my friend Beth and unable to attend, I’m in the process of writing a tutorial.

If you are interested in the written PDF tutorial via email, I will be making it available to those who place a $50 online merchandise order (before tax and shipping/handling) AND use Hostess Code GAVSETBC during the month of September. If you are unsure how to use the Hostess Code feature, please let me know – I can help you with that! Send me an email after you have placed the online order using the Hostess Code and I will email the PDF to you!

Also – if you place a workshop order in September, either in person or online, you will also receive the PDF tutorial via email. Just email me AFTER you place your order and I will email the PDF to you!

Looking forward to Friday and Saturday!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Coffee and Card Hour, September Hostess Code, and FREE GIFT - Stampin' Up!

It's September 1st!

And it seems like August was just yesterday! WOW! Does this happen every year? Who knew that September followed August. YIKES!  

Seriously, we have been busy at work and my schedule has completely flip-flopped for this month. While trying to readjust by body to the exact opposite hours this past weekend, it really did sneak up on me!

I'm packaging my Thank You cards (and the cute little gift card set) to drop off at the Post Office tomorrow morning. 

Here are a few things to remember:

Coffee and Card Hour
I cannot believe that it begins THIS MONTH! As in FRIDAY!!!!! (And Saturday too!) I am cutting cards to get ready for this event. Even though you are welcome to just show up and come as you are, please be considerate of everyone involved and arrive promptly at 9am. More information on my Classes Page.

Hostess Code
It's September! That is still throwing me. With that in mind, the September Hostess Code is GAVSETBC. Make sure you use this only on orders less than $150. If you are going to be placing your own workshop order ($150 or more), you will not use that code but you WILL still receive the added bonus gift from me.

The added bonus for September is...
For those who place a $50 merchandise ONLINE ORDER, the bonus gift this month will be your very own package of Frosted Sequins. Won't those make a nice addition, and a little bling, to your Christmas cards and packaging?! Those will be added to your Thank You note. Make sure you send me an email AFTER you place your order.
Frosted Sequins
FREE Gift with your $50 online order
Valid September 2014

As always, let me know if you have any questions! Looking forward to Friday! YEAH!!!!