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May Coffee and Cards Class - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Hope you have been enjoying all the really cool designs that I've been showing this past week. I think they're cool!

I'm actually ahead of the game this week! You see, my mom lives out of state. Well, she was on a working vacation last week so we didn't get to talk with each other very much. So she called me on Tuesday morning and we were able to talk - for about TWO HOURS!!!!!!!

She is also a demonstrator, which means we were able to talk about all kinds of crafting things. And I was needing to do my samples for the May Coffee and Cards Class anyway... So I multi-tasked!

I sent her a draft photo to see what she thought and she approved. Probably not the kind of "hang on the refrigerator" type of approval, but she liked the cards too. Including her saying "That's the Open Sea, right? I have that stamp set!" Can't wait to see what she does with HER designs!

This design is patterned after the Melon Mambo Birthday Cards I demonstrated at …

Projects from Sale-A-Bration Celebration - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I had a BLAST last Saturday with some of my crafters. This is the second year we have done this and TWO of the crafters attended BOTH years. While this year was a little different, both crafters agreed that BOTH years were fun!

Last year (2015), while the crafters LOVED all of the projects, they asked me to show a technique for the 2016 Sale-A-Bration Celebration. So that's what I did!

One of my favorite stamp sets, Swallowtail, is retiring. As you know, Stampin' Up! has let us know that if something on the Retiring List sells out, it sells out. However, because they make their own stamp sets, those are still available a bit longer. (They do have to gear up for production of the NEW stamp sets in the 2016-2017 catalog!) So Mr. Swallowtail should be around at least until May 15th.

And you know how much I LOVE my 2014-2016 InColors! Blackberry Bliss is my favorite and I'm really going to miss that one. BUT, I just like how all of the colors mesh together. So I grabbed…

Team Meeting Projects! - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Don't know about you, but the weather has been absolutely BEAUTIFUL here in Central Ohio! We have been working in the yard (still a HUGE amount to do!), along with a few home repairs. The garage door is on its last leg, so the new one is being installed on Thursday, and the dishwasher has finally breathed its last breath. The new dishwasher is being installed on Wednesday. Always something huh?

But, we will NOT allow the humdrum, boring, required, things of life to keep us from crafting!!!! We will IMPROVISE. ADAPT. OVERCOME. (Thank you Gunny Highway for that!)

I had my Sale-A-Bration Celebration on Saturday, and let me assure you. EVERYONE had a GREAT time! We played with project kits, made a few things, won a few things, and even had some demonstrations including a new technique to many. The oldies sometimes are the best ones to use! I'll post more on that later this week.

On Sunday, I had my Team Meeting. The Latte Joy Stampers. And we had FUN! Want to see a couple o…

Bible Journaling using The Open Sea - Stampin' Up!

My friend Brandi started a Bible Journaling Class once a month at our church. I use my Bible for my weekly Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class that I attend. And I highlight in my Bible. Sometimes leaving notes to myself if something has struck me. Let's face it - we can read the same scripture and get something different each time we read it - LOVE that God's Word meets us where we are!

So... I wasn't really sure that I wanted to get into this Bible Journaling. I can't really draw. Stick figures - yup! Curvy "V" for a bird flying in the sky - I'm your gal! But actually drawing? Yeah... that is NOT one of my gifts NOR one of my talents!

Well, Brandi had a Stampin' Up! party in March and she ordered several stamp sets. She started stamping in her Journaling Bible! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!! And with that, I was hooked!

She asked me to come to the April class to show how to use stamps and blender pens. I brought a few of my favorites. Now, keep in mind, I'…

Everything Eleanor and Birthday Blooms - Stampin' Up!

Well, what do you think about the Retiring List? Was anything a surprise to you?

There were a few that surprised me. BUT when I saw the new catalog, some of them actually made sense to me! So, I'm gonna guess that the other ones I'm not understanding, also have a real, live, reason for the change!

As many of you know, I meet with a wonderful group of ladies each week for our Bible Study Fellowship. Each week, I try to leave a little something on their chairs to brighten their days. Recently, a friend of mine purchased several items at a local big box store and gave them to me to use. She found these cute little white burlap bags and it got me to thinking.

I know I can stamp on our Mini Muslin Bags, but I was out of those. And since I had these white burlap bags from my friend... what to do? what to do?

You got it! I stamped on them!

I have ALWAYS liked the pretty little flourish in the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set and I absolutely LOVE the pretty flower in the Birthday Blooms Stamp…

Retiring Products - The List is HERE!!! - Stampin' Up!


The Retiring Products have been announced!

You can see the most up-to-date information on my online store HERE. Some of the items were surprises to me. But for others, while I cannot tell you what is actually replacing the item, I know I am pleased with the results and I hope you are too!

My catalogs will be here mid-May (we can't even order them until May!). SO, if you have placed a $50 order since January, I will have a catalog for you! 

** If you have listed NO CONTACT, I don't know who you are!** Please go in and change your profile with Stampin' Up! so that I can get a catty to you!

AND, I'll be having a RETIRING PARTY in May! BUT, if there is something you want, order it now! Several items have already sold out!

Enjoy the list!

Lovely Little Wreath and All About Everything - Stampin' Up!

Ok, so I blogged about this GREAT Paper Pumpkin kit yesterday when I made that extra little card. But I have GOT to show how my wreath came out!

What do you think?

And here's another picture, this time with the tags and the extra black papers.
I used almost everything from the kit. The directions show that you should have some extra green leaf pieces, but I used up almost everything! I have just a small portion of one of the sticky strips! And I used all of the yellow flowers and almost all of the cotton ribbon. I have about 6" of the ribbon left, so I may use that to put around a set of cards. LOVE this cotton ribbon!

I'm going to put the tags onto a variety of cards and send or give those out. I did use the All About Everything Stamp Set for the majority of the tags. I really REALLY like that stamp set!

I am going to put this cute little wreath in my craft room on a wall hook.

And my favorite tag is the "You are my Everything" (bottom right) - I think I know a speci…

Paper Pumpkin, All About Everything, and Card Bash Class - Stampin' Up!

It's here! It's here! My April Paper Pumpkin has arrived! This is just WONDERFUL!

You can see the Stampin' Up! video on YouTube HERE.

AND my free EXTRA stamp All About Everything was in there too! (All About Everything is the one on the right.)

And they gave a little flyer with some cute ideas. You can see the Stampin' Up! video on YouTube HERE.

So check out my card that I made with the All About Everything FREE stamp set!

Like it? I do!

This will be one of the cards that will be made at the Card Bash at the end of the month. The Card Bash will be Tuesday, April 26th from 9a-11a. The cost is $15 or FREE with a minimum purchase. Look forward to seeing you here!

Ok, I'm off to finish prepping for the Coffee and Cards Class tomorrow. Thanks so much to those of you who RSVP'd. The kits have already left in today's mail for the To-Go option. Hope you enjoy them!

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Coffee and Cards, Rose Garden Thinlits - Stampin' Up!

I just came back from that state up north in the wee hours this morning. My upline had our Team Meeting on Tuesday evening.


It's always so much fun to play with other stamps and another person's ideas! I'll post more on that later this month.

BUT in the meantime, this weekend's Coffee and Cards Class uses the Rose Garden Thinlits AND the Rose Wonder Stamp Set (when you BUNDLE them, you save 15%!). But with the Rose Garden Thinlits on the Weekly Deals right now, it's actually WAY cheaper to purchase them separately!

You've already seen the sneak peek of the two cards, the bag and the box that we will be making:

Want to see just a little bit more of the Mossy Meadow card?

I just LOVE this card - it is one of my favorites!

And with the class fee this weekend, you will also receive a $5 credit towards an order placed during the class. So, if you want to order the Rose Garden Thinlits, this is a GREAT way to order them AND save money!

Looking forward to see…

Final Weekly Deals - Stampin' Up!

It's almost over. The dance is done...  :(

The Weekly Deals are now in their FINAL WEEK!

BUT, I cannot wait to see what Stampin' Up! will do to replace these!

So, without further ado (sniff, sniff), this is them - and there are a LOT of them too!

Paper Pumpkin Past Kit - Stampin' Up!

So... you read about me taking my Paper Pumpkin with me yesterday when I was getting my oil change. I blogged about it HERE.

For some unknown reason, and I'm sure it was ME!, I was unable to upload my work-in-progress photo, so here that one is:

BUT (and remember, I already have a LOT of supplies!), I wanted the Love You A Lot Paper Pumpkin Kit to be used NOW... The stamp set came with "Mom" and "Dad" and "Love You" stamps, WHICH ARE GREAT, but I cannot use them right now, this month of April.

So, I substituted my Birthday Blooms Clear Mount Stamp Set. I gotta tell you, I'm really, really, really, hoping this one makes it to the BIG catty! I LOVE this stamp set!

So, using my Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers, along with the Birthday Blooms Stamp set, I improvised, adapted, and overcame! Please note, only the Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker is available individually. Otherwise, to get the Crushed Curry an…

LOVE My Paper Pumpkin AND Refills - Stampin'Up!

I received the Love You a Lot Paper Pumpkin (Past Kit) with my Starter Kit in January.

I've CASEd this design for other parties.

But today, I'm getting an oil change on my car. And it's rainy and gray outside. And I brought my Paper Pumpkin with me, but I substituted Birthday Blooms for the stamp set. And because I have so many supplies, I brought along my full size stamp pads and matching markers.

So guess what I'm doing while waiting for the oil change?

I just LOVE how portable Paper Pumpkin is! Check back tomorrow and I'll show the finished projects!


Weekly Deals - Stampin' Up!

Well, got some news fer ya...

First, here are the Weekly Deals:

You can always check the Weekly Deals HERE.


and here's the sad but really, not so sad news...

After April 18th, the Weekly Deals are going bye-bye!

BUT... (and you KNEW there was another "but" coming, didn't you?)

They will be replaced by Special Offers. These Special Offers will occur every few months as inventory allows with more products and discount tiers than Weekly Deals (offers may vary per market).


The Retiring List will be coming out on April 18th at 3pm (Eastern Time). Gotta give you a little hint. When that Retiring List comes out, items will FLY off their shelves! SO, if there is something you absolutely, positively, have to have - ORDER. IT. NOW. If you want to wait, that's fine, but... if you want it - GET IT NOW!

Some GREAT NEWS this week, huh?

Contact me if you have any questions!

Petite Petals Class - Stampin' Up!

Petite Petals Stamp Set has been around for a while. It has always been one of my "Go-To" stamp sets.

And when you pair it with the Petite Petals Punch and BUNDLE IT, you also save 15%!

So, since Sale-A-Bration has officially wound down, it got me a-thinkin'. How about using the Petite Petals Bundle, paired with the Birthday Bouquet Cardstock Pack, adding in a few rhinestones and viola!

This Petite Petals Class will add a variety of items and embellishments. This is a GREAT way to try out several products without the expense! Try before you buy!

Some of the supplies we will use during the class are the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, the Cups and Kettle Framelits Dies. We will also be embossing using the Brick Wall and Fun Frames Embossing Folders. And how about some of the Baker's Twine Combo Pack, the Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon, and even a little bit of the Watermelon Wonder 1" Stitched Satin Ribbon? For some bling, we wil…