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Year-End Closeouts - Stampin'Up!

Crafters -

Stampin'Up!'s Year-End Closeouts ENDS January 3rd!

Many papers, lots of bundles (who doesn't love to save 10%?!), and everything in between!

Want to see what is still available?

Go HERE to place your order!

These items are only available while supplies last.

And when you use HOST CODE 9WE2YJBP with your online order, you will also receive 5 free cards from my card rack.

January and February Calendars are UP!

Crafters -

I have finalized my January and February calendars! WHEW! You can always see my calendar by clicking on the CALENDAR link at the top of this page (or you can click HERE to see the current calendar).
Did you notice?

Workshop on Saturday, January 7th. Must RSVP by Thursday, January 5th to attend.FIRST EVER One-Day Retreat on Saturday, January 21st! Limited to 10 participants. Receive a goody bag with $20 merchandise and make 20 cards/projects. Bring your own adhesives and scissors (adhesives will also be available for purchase during retreat). Light lunch provided. Where else can you get all this for just $45?!Reverse Lenten Challenge Class on Wednesday, February 15th. TWO DIFFERENT TIME SLOTS - 9a-1p OR 6p-10p. You will make 40 notecards with envelopes. My challenge to you is to send/give a card during the 40 days of Lent. And I'm gonna help you to do this by making 40 notecards during the class. I'm doing this too!Coffee and Cards Class is the fourth Saturday of each m…

Another Great Year - Paper Pumpkin Style!

Crafters -

Have you seen the December 2016 Paper Pumpkin? It's called Another Great Year and IT. IS. FABULOUS.

This is a mini scrapbook, complete with double-sided papers, stickers, a cool retro stamp and a marker.

I met with my Pumpkineers on Tuesday evening. Because I didn't want them to cut up their papers (not just yet, at least) so I went through my papers to see what others used Smoky Slate and Crushed Curry. I found that A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack has LOTS of smoky slate, the Festive Birthday Designer Series Papers have some fun designs with Crushed Curry, and finally - did you know this? - the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Papers has basic gray in it. And since I liked the two gray designs, we used that too! (**The Halloween paper is on the Year-End Clearance too - for a GREAT savings!)

So... really thinking outside of the box, what do you think?

The large "X" and "O" are from the Large Letters Framelits and we used the VERY bl…

Color in the New Year!

Crafters -

2017 is just around the corner! I have been very blessed in 2016. While we have lost some of our friends, we know that we will see them again someday. Very selfishly, I miss them though...

SO! As they say, I must put on "my big girl panties" and move forward.

Onto 2017!

January is going to be a VERY busy time! But busy in a good way!

Want to see a little sneak peek for my "Color in the New Year" class on Monday, January 2nd?

We will make three (3) cards and the cost is just $10. I'm confident there is a football game on that day. The kids are still out of school. And many are off work that day. What a GREAT day to just color! I find it very relaxing and then I have three cards ready to go!

Oh - and while you may recognize the Rose Wonder stamp in the top corner, what about the bottom corner? Unless you are a demonstrator, probably not! It is a new paper, a FREE paper, with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration!

We will be playing with markers, aqua painte…

Latte Joy Stampers - Team Meeting

Crafters -

I have a FABULOUS group in my team. We are called the Latte Joy Stampers and we meet once a month in the Central Ohio area.

With Christmas coming, and so many things going on, only one of my team was able to attend locally. And we had one meet us in cyberland - via FaceTime - and she was able to participate.

My team leader (from that state up north) had her meeting earlier in the month. I wasn't able to attend, but for those who attended, they made a Basic Tool Kit Case at the meeting. She provided the supplies and the crafters made them. THEY WERE SO COOL! And although I was on a cruise with my mom, I was kinda bummed that I missed the meeting and missed making one.

What to do? What to do?

Why - make my own, of course! And as Ronda says, "take your team along with you!" so that is exactly what I did! Check out what Betty and I made! This was my gift to my team who attended locally. 

We used the Full Wide Stamp Cases, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Papers (FY…

Another Great Year Paper Pumpkin Kit - Stampin'Up!

WOW!!!!

Yesterday, I had my final Craft Event at Bexley's Holiday Bazaar. Just before I left, our wonderful mail lady came to the door with my Paper Pumpkin kit. YEAH!!!!

Have you seen it?

December 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Another Great Year
This is the first time I remember them adding a marker - and it's the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker too!
What a FUN way to start the new year! You see all those "Year in Review" videos on social media. I'm a bit "old-school" (shocking, I know!) and this will allow me to place photos from 2016 into a mini scrapbook so I have my OWN Year in Review ready-at-hand! 
Can't wait to use it on December 27th with my Pumpkineers!
As an added BONUS - Stampin'Up! is offering the FULL KIT available for sale! What a wonderful gift! You can see it, and all of the available refill kits, by clicking HERE. Remember, you must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order past kits, and they are available while supplies last.
Not a subscr…

Today's Holiday Bazaar!

Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away?

ME NEITHER!

Well, today is my last Craft Sale of 2016. I will be at Jeffrey Mansion in Bexley from 1p-4p TODAY (December 19, 2016). This is your LAST CHANCE to get a homemade item. Many are $5 or less (or is it fewer? I just LOVE grammar! heheheh!)

I even have the extras from Saturday's Gift Card Class! Want to see a few of them? (Paper designs will vary)

Without further ado, here is the flyer:
Look forward to seeing you soon!

Craft Event at Jeffrey Mansion!

Crafters -

I have been REALLY attending LOTS of Craft Fairs this year!

I have been meeting some WONDERFUL people!

On Monday, December 19th, from 1p-4p, I will be at Jeffrey Mansion in Bexley for their annual Craft Event!

This is your last chance to get some last-minute CUTE, homemade gifts! A few have chocolate involved. A couple even have COFFEE!

And want to see some of the fabulous crafters I have met here? This is from my November card class - we even had ONE GENTLEMAN attend! Thanks so much to Paul!





The next class is scheduled for January 26th! Hope to see you there!


Cozy Critters Meet Wonder of Christmas!

Crafters -

The Holiday Catalog is soon to be a thing of Christmas Past!

And there are so many GREAT items in that catalog! But alas. All good things must come to an end...  :(

As I was looking over my stamp sets that I will be losing from the Holiday Catalog (Tin of Tags? Jar of Cheer? SERIOUSLY?!), I noticed that I hadn't even put ink to my Cozy Critters! FYI - Tin of Tags Stamp Set is on SALE too for the Year-End Closeouts!

Cozy Critters is a Host Only Stamp Set - that means, it cannot be purchased. It can only be earned with a workshop (or a qualifying private party). You must have $150 in merchandise before you can choose this little cutie.

So... I decided to play around with it. I also noticed that my Wonder of Christmas also didn't make it to the Carryover List. And I was looking on both pages 3 and 14 of the Holiday catalog (quick - go there now!).

Want to see what I made after looking at these?

TA DA!

THIS is what you call "CASE-ing"! CASE = Copy And Share Everything…

Ronald McDonald House Charities

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 12:48 (NIV)


Our family is very blessed. Many of us are very blessed - and sometimes I don't realize it until I see someone else's blessings right in front of me!
As many of you know, I am the Lead Demonstrator at the Columbus (Ohio) Ronald McDonald House. Stampin'Up! has a list of volunteer demonstrators for each local house. And each month, I plan an activity involving paper crafting at the Columbus House.
Well, for the month of December, it was a little hectic at the Stock household! I was out of town with family and returned home Saturday early evening. And Sunday was my day for Ronald McDonald House. I had planned to be home LATE Friday evening/EARLY Saturday morning... yeah... tell God what you want and watch Him laugh...  :)
So, everything was SO hectic here. I didn't have any other SU! demos that were able to attend, so I knew …

November Wonderful Winterland Paper Pumpkin!

Seriously.

Each month, Paper Pumpkin just seems to get better.

The December kit has shipped but wanted to show you TWO additional items I made using my November kit, Wonderful Winterland, from Paper Pumpkin. The PDF I just sent to my Pumpkineers had 14 items on it! LOVED this kit!

FYI - If you are not YET a subscriber, I would LOVE to have you join my Pumpkineers! You can JOIN HERE.

So, without further ado, here are TWO additional items:
I'm probably gonna use this as a cute little ornament, and then put it on a package close to Christmas. LOVE IT! I used the Hearth and Home Thinlits, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, along with the stamps that came in my November Wonderful Winterland Paper Pumpkin kit! LOVE IT! Even used 10" of the silver metallic twine that came in the kit for the hanger! Who wouldn't LOVE this?!


You may not recognize this box. That's because it's NEW!!!! As a demonstrator, we are allowed to place preorders, so we can…

Card Ministry Projects!

Crafters -

Many of you know that I am involved at our church's Card Ministry. We began MANY years ago as a Scrapbook Ministry, but we have evolved to our current Card Ministry.

We send out between 400-500 cards annually to shut-ins, graduates, parents of new babies, sympathy to those who have lost loved ones, and just general thinking of you cards.

We have a daytime group that meets twice a month, and an evening group that meets once a month. We have a few crossovers - because crafting is just so much fun!  :)

Well, last year, because our crafters donate so much of their time and talents, along with all of their supplies, the three of us leaders got together to plan an evening of fellowship and fun. It allows our two groups to get together and just have fun!

Thursday night was our night of fellowship. Want to see what we made?

We had a BLAST! Everyone brought some type of finger food along (yummy) and one couple even brought PIZZA! YEAH!!! Crafting AND food, who knew?!

Because we are two…

Year-End Closeouts

Oh WOW!




And did you notice? There are MANY items from the BIG catalog and THOSE are even marked down! Talk about Christmas coming early!

Remember to use HOST CODE 4XFZ9EPF and I will send you 5 cards from my card rack with your $25 merchandise order (before shipping and tax).

Looking to book your party with me? 


I've updated my calendar. You can always see it HERE but I've included it on this posting too. Look forward to seeing you soon!

Wonderful Winterland Paper Pumpkin

Crafters -

My Pumpkineers met last night. We were few but mighty!

I absolutely LOVE the cards in this kit. There are eight (8) cards and envelopes in this kit. And there is stamping, and layering, and vellum, and just they are WOW cards! LOVE THEM!

So, because I always make two to three additional items for my Pumpkineers to make when we meet, but I didn't want to cut up the cards, so I designed three separate items using only our stamps (and the sequins).

Check out what we made!


Here are Betty's projects:


And Nancy's projects:


And finally, Faye's projects:

Did you notice the little reindeer in Faye's? That was my little gift to the crafters who attended! It's a snack size Hershey bar! Remember the old "candy bar sliders" that we used to make - like 10-15 years ago? I just modified it to fit the snack size candy bar.

A good time was had by all and we will next meet on Tuesday, December 27th. A perfect break during the Christmas time!

Hope you enjoyed these proj…

Buckeye Class...

was an absolute BLAST this morning!

Check out a quick video showing the WOW! card we made.



LOVE IT!

(What do you think? This is my first video IN YEARS!!!)

Hope you enjoy this card as much as we did making it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Crafters -

Today is Thursday, November 24th, 2016. It is Thanksgiving. A day to spend with friends and families and count our blessings. I know we each have so many...

Last week was a little busy; but busy in a GREAT way. I had a private card class, my monthly Coffee and Cards class, our church Card Ministry finished their annual fundraiser, and I was also blessed to go to Ronald McDonald House to make turkeys with some of the residents.

You see, Stampin'Up! is a sponsor with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Actually, if you look in the back of the catalog, you will see that each year, Stampin'Up! offers an exclusive set and they donate $3 of each stamp set purchased!

I'm the Lead Demonstrator with the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Something I take very serious. We schedule a monthly date with the residents and we craft. Stampin'Up! recommends that we are there for only two hours, including set up and tear down. Some months other demonstrators volunteer; other mon…

Coffee and Cards - November 19th

Crafters -

Saturday is my Coffee and Cards class. I just LOVE the card designs!

Want to see a little sneak peek of one of the cards?


LOVE it - with all the sparkles!

I cut a few extras, so if you still want to attend, just let me know by 3pm Eastern TODAY (November 18th)!

See you soon!


Buckeye Class!

You know that I have been making all kinds of items with the Curvy Box die!

Brutus, by far, has been my best seller at the Craft Fairs. So it got me thinking...

Brutus. Buckeyes. Football. Chocolate buckeyes!

I seem to recall that there is a game on Saturday, November 26th. 10 days from now. Maybe you have heard about it? And, my husband makes the ABSOLUTE BEST BUCKEYES, hands down! He didn't even share the recipe with me until AFTER our 15th wedding anniversary!

Well, he said he would make buckeyes for me for this one-day only class!

So, who would like to come to a special Buckeye class? This will be on Saturday, November 26th, from 9a-12p. Kickoff is at noon, so you will still make it home in time for the halftime show!

We will be making my version of Brutus using the Curvy Box Die, a Christmas card for your favorite Buckeye, and one additional item (it's a surprise!). And, you will be able to take home a CHOCOLATE  buckeye to place inside Brutus for your favorite Buckeye THAT DAY…

Brutus Buckeye - O-H!

I-O!

Yes! It is football season! Now, I know it is football season all over the country, but here in Central Ohio, we have this little team called the Buckeyes. Perhaps you have heard of them?  :)

Well, Brutus is a FAVORITE here in Columbus! He is EVERYWHERE!

Guess what I made for this weekend's Craft Fair?


LOVE IT!

This little guy is all over pinterest and the internet. I'm not sure who the first one was who made him, but I'm so glad he or she did!

It's Still Me!

Well...

I have been playing with getting my calendars set up for the next few months, and I thought... hmmm.... I really should update my header on my blog. And my Facebook page. And my Stampin'Up! website. It's that whole "if you give a mouse a cookie" type of thing!

Stampin'Up! no longer has My Digital Studio. Which is how I had completed my header all those years ago (I sure do miss MDS too!). SO, this new "Latte Joy Stampers" is from a bag I had made YEARS ago!

You see my team is called the Latte Joy Stampers. I do like coffee and, I'm not sure I should admit this, but... I like my coffee just a little tiny bit. "Hi! My name is Dawn, and I LOVE coffee!" :)

So, since this graphic is on my bag that I carry around town, and I've always liked it... Well... I decided to place it on my business pages.

AND, I've even revised my Calendar to use it - AND a QR code (thank you for my teenager who understands technology!).

Check me out!

Hope you …

Stitched Shapes Framelits - Stampin' Up!

What a GREAT November 1st, huh?

Two years ago, we had SNOW in October. Today, it is absolutely beautiful outside! I should be doing some yard work, but... well... I don't really want to. I'll think about it tomorrow...

AND - did you see? Stampin'Up! has a new item that will be in the BIG catalog come June 2017. You know how great Stampin'Up! is, right? Well, guess what?! They are allowing us to ORDER IT beginning today! That's like OVER six extra months that we can use this!!!! HOW GREAT IS THAT?!

Want to see what the new item is? It is called Stitched Shapes Framelits (click to order).


And here is a screen shot from the Stampin' Up! video - so you can see how great they are!
And they even have a nice little video to go along with it! Brandi is just so perky! (if you are reading this via email, you will need to go to my blog to watch the video. For some reason, videos do not show in the emails...)



And finally, and this really is a nice little bit of icing on the cake…