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August Calendar is Up! - Stampin' Up!

Whew! Can you believe that tomorrow is August 1st? School starting, vacations over, days beginning to get shorter, all that?

Well, my August calendar is up and running! You can always see the current calendars by clicking on the CALENDAR tab at the top.

I've changed it slightly and would really like to hear what you think of the new additions. I've also added the September dates to the bottom of the calendar.

Looking forward to seeing you on August 1st for the FREE Thoughtful Branches card class (you must RVSP by today, July 31st to attend).

See you soon!

FINAL Bonus Days - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Can you believe it is almost the end of the month?! Honestly! It seems once you turn 29 (ok, maybe a little bit older...), the days just FLY by!

Well, the BONUS DAYS ends on July 31st.

Remember, you EARN the $5 Bonus Days Coupon for every $50 (merchandise) you spend through July 31st.

Looking forward to the Thankful Branches FREE class on August 1st, so YOU can order this great set on August 2nd with your Bonus Days coupon(s)!

Christmas in July PHOTOS - Stampin' Up!

Can you believe July is almost over?


Well... want to see some fun photos from the Christmas in July class that was offered earlier this month?

We used the Joyful Nativity Photopolymer Stamp set, along with the Outdoor Adventure Framelits. Paired those two with the This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper. Added a little gold finishes with the Gold Foil Sheets and the "merry" from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits, and viola! Some quick and easy AND BEAUTIFUL cards!

And the ladies were kind enough to pose for a photo with their goodies! What a great group!



Linda (left) and Donna (right)
Thanks so much for spending a few hours with me!

What a Gem - July Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

I was able to craft all weekend! God is absolutely AWESOME!

On Sunday evening, I was able to meet with my Pumpkineers! We meet monthly on the 24th (there are a few exceptions for holidays), and we craft with our monthly kits!
Well for the July Paper Pumpkin, called "What a Gem" and is a GREAT kit! I have made so many additional ornaments by tracing the ones in the kit.
You already saw the glimmer papers smaller ornaments I made HERE.
And using some retired papers, I made some of the larger ones. Want to see one?

When I was putting these together last week, my friend Sandy saw them and held them by her ears - she said they would make a nice set of earrings!
Ok, so when the Pumpkineers arrived on Sunday evening, I greeted each crafter holding one of these and telling each one that she "was such a gem" for attending! Inside held a miniature KitKat bar (chocolate is always good, right?). 
Then, once they were seated, we began crafting!
We started with a small tag. And then we …

Pelotonia Fundraiser - THANK YOU!


Has this been a whirlwind weekend!

On Saturday, we had the Pelotonia Fundraiser for my husband.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

While only a few were able to attend, several of you made a donation and your cards will be ready for you by this weekend.

Some of you donated via the Pelotonia page - and even paid the service charge so that 100% of your donation went to his account! Others of you stopped by, wrote a check, or just opened your wallet and made a donation!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Both Paul and I were so humbled by your donations. Thank you for your support!

Want to see what we made?

Well, we were originally going to make five cards with your $25 donation. Because 100% of your donation went directly to Pelotonia, some retired papers and ribbons were used. Including a really cute little note card set that was SEVERAL years old! But all stamp sets and inks were current.

Kept you in suspense long enough? Ok, here is what we made!

We took a break from the card making to do a li…

Bonus Days - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

So... how about you? My Wish List is still long (wish I could afford to just click "one of everything"), but with this Bonus Days special - I'm working on it!  :)  Shhh... don't tell hubby!

I've been playing with my Paper Pumpkin and with my Thoughtful Branches Bundle lately. So many fun ideas!

Don't forget about the FREE Thankful Branches class on August 1st! Remember, you can place your order THAT DAY for the Thankful Branches stamp set, thinlits, or bundle and be all ready to go on August 2nd!

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Paper Pumpkin What A Gem - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

For those who are Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you "should" have received your kit by now. What do you think?
I KNOW! ME TOO!LOVE IT!!!! (picture me doing that sing-song-y voice, cuz I just did while I typed this!)
Now, seriously, I prefer cards. I'm not usually a 3-D item type of gal. BUT these little boxes are so stinkin' cute! There are two different sizes in the kit.

As many know, I'm having a Pelotonia fundraiser for my husband this weekend. All who attend will receive one of the larger boxes WITH A TWIST! I had some kraft paper that retired but it has SILVER on it! They are so cute! I absolutely LOVE them!

I took the kit and traced it onto the 12"x12" kraft paper. (12"x12" paper will fit 3 of the larger boxes). But while I was putting the boxes together today, LIGHT BULB!

These are the smaller box size. I simply traced the design onto the glimmer papers. Then I used the Lots of Labels Framelits and made a little card/ta…

Thoughtful Branches and BONUS Days - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Remember last week when I first blogged about the BONUS DAYS that Stampin'Up! is offering right now? (If not, you can read that blog posting HERE.) 
Well, remember that little "secret" I listed at the end of that blog posting? Not so much a secret, really, but... beginning August 2nd, Stampin' Up! will be offering a Limited Edition stamp set called Thoughtful Branches and it will be available as a BUNDLE - thinlits and all!
AND you can use your JULY coupon codes towards the purchase of this really cute bundle, stamp set, and/or thinlits! As a demonstrator, I was allowed to preorder it so that I could play with itprepare for my upcoming classes. Want to see what I made with it?
First, I grabbed my Crumb Cake Note Cards and Envelopes. These are such a DEAL at just $6 for 20 cards and envelopes. Then, grabbed a few scraps of my regular Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstocks. Brought over the Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' …

Pelotonia Fundraiser - Saturday, July 23rd!

Crafters -

Many of you already know this, because you have followed my blog and been a friend for a while, but we firmly believe #cancersucks - notice how I don't capitalize that stupid word?

Yeah... we lost my dad to cancer early last year. Many of you kept my business going during that time. I wasn't here and we concentrated on my mom and dad. That caused me to re-evaluate a few things and I took a break from stamping for several reasons.

And talk about a REAL Titus woman! That was my mom during those months. Actually, that is ANYONE who is a caregiver for a cancer patient. I know they just do it because they just have to, but WOW! Witnessing that first hand, showed me in so many ways the love my parents had for each other through their 50 years of marriage.

Well, my husband Paul and I met each other later in our lives. We went to different high schools, different colleges, grew up in different areas. Our paths would NEVER have crossed, except for our mutual friend Theresa. She&…

Wild and Crazy Foxy Friend - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

As you know, I had my first BOGO sale on July 1st and the final evening BOGO was just Thursday, July 14th. Want to see the cute card I made for their thank you notes?

Before I show you the card, I refer to this little guy as "Mr. Fox." I know! This cute stamp could be masculine or feminine! 

Backstory - anyone remember the movie, "The Wedding Singer"? Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are the two main characters, and it is an absolute HOOT! My husband and I like the final song that the Adam Sandler character sings to the Drew Barrymore character on the airplane (and they are on a plane with Billy Idol! - LOTS of 80s references here!). If you want a cute laugh, it's called "Grow Old With You" - hubby and I LOVE this song! You can search the internet and locate it. We have it on an old CD! :)

Anyway, during the movie plot, Adam Sandler's character takes a break from the Wedding Singer gigs, and Jon Lovitz is auditioning for a gig. Lovitz starts…

Thoughtful Branches Bundle BOX - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

On Tuesday, my team member Donna and I drove to "that state up North" for my Team Leader's meeting. It makes a long day, but we have an absolute BLAST driving up there and enjoying the fellowship.

Well, I earned some cardstock and ribbon from my Team Leader on Tuesday evening. You can NEVER have enough cardstock and ribbon, can you?! I had the cardstock, because I do have an addiction to cardstock, but I did NOT have the ribbon. It is on my Wish List, but I just hadn't submitted that item on my order yet. (BTW - it was Melon Mambo cardstock and Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon)

And we are having some painting done outside so I "have" to be here. And I can't go outside because they are painting - and seriously, there are like seven guys outside painting. I do NOT want to be in their way while I do yardwork (that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!). Plus, I have some new cardstock and ribbon, and my order arrived on Tuesday. I know w…

BOGO and Sunshine Wishes - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

It has been SO STINKIN HOT here in Central Ohio. How about in your area? While my yardwork, and those durn weeds, are calling to me - it has just been too hot to be outside!

What to do? What to do? (hahaha!)


How about some crafting?!

Want to see the card I sent to my customers this week? It was also my swap card at my Team Leader's meeting on Tuesday.

Like it? No stamping required!

This uses the Big Shot - how did I ever survive without this thing?! - along with my Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. Now the thinlits can be part of a bundle (available in wood or clear mount), or you can purchase the thinlits separate from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set (available in wood or clear mount). When you purchase the bundle, you save 10%.

I also used the new Floral Affection embossing folder. This is my absolute favorite new embossing folder! But, my new Sparkle embossing folder just arrived on Tuesday, so that may change...  :)

I did use the 2016-2018 InColors to show how beautiful they …

Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Many signed up for the $5 ONEDAYDEAL that Stampin' Up! offered for the June 2016 Paper Pumpkin. For my subscribers, I also send them several additional ideas. Can't have too many of those!  :)

I typically do just cards, but also try to add in one 3-D item. Well check this out!

And it's made with just one of the cards! That's right - just a half sheet of cardstock!

I had so much fun with this one, I even made a SHAKER one!

Yeah, I put a few too many in the shaker, but it is really pretty!

If you are not a subscriber, you definitely want to be! You must join by the 10th of the month to receive that month's kit. You can click HERE to JOIN NOW! Make sure you choose Dawn Stock, Grove City, Ohio as your demonstrator and you'll receive the monthly PDF when you subscribe. (When you suspend or cancel your subscription, you suspend or cancel receiving the PDF too.)

Can't wait to see what July's kit brings!

Christmas in July - Stampin' Up!

Christmas in July is always such a fun class!

Want a little sneak peek? On Saturday, July 16th, I am offering my Christmas in July during the Coffee and Cards Class.

We will be using the the Always an Adventure stamp set with its matching Outdoor Adventure Framelits (the BUNDLE will save you 10%), and we are pairing this with the Joyful Nativity stamp set.

And since I am absolutely in love with The Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, we are using that too - on all of the cards! This specialty paper has 24 sheets in it - that's double the amount of the regular packages! It is a lightweight paper and it is beautiful. I really like that there are 4 each of the 6 double-sided designs. Keep in mind, your paper on your cards may vary.

Remember to RSVP by Thursday, July 14th, that you will be attending. You can always see my current class offerings by clicking on the CLASSES page or by checking my CALENDAR.

BONUS Days - Earn in July, Spend in August - Stampin' Up!

What a GREAT DEAL Stampin' Up! is offering right now! (Read to the end for a secret...)

For every $50 you spend* between July 7th and July 31st, you'll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2nd through August 31st, 2016. This is a GREAT opportunity for you to get items from your Wish List, whether you buy them now or use your coupons in August. This is the FIRST TIME that Stampin' Up! has offered this type of promotion, and it's a deal EVERYONE will want in on!

NOTE: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is REQUIRED to participate in this promotion. Stampin' Up! cannot resend emails with the coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.
*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 spent in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).

Here are the Details:

An email address is REQUIRED

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Stampin' Up!

Did you know that each year, Stampin'Up! offers a special stamp set? That's right! Each year, and it is typically inside the back cover of the catalog, they offer a special Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) stamp set.

For the 2016-2017 year, the set is called My Hero. When you purchase this stamp set, Stampin' Up has listed in the catalog on this page "Help support RMHC - we will donate $3 when you buy the My Hero stamp set" (see page 209 of the big catty).

This stamp set has MANY great greetings with it! There is Valentine's Day, Easter, a jack-o-lantern for Halloween, Christmas and a "to/from" stamp, get well, and my personal favorite "you are my #1 hero."

Well, I am the Lead Demonstrator for the Columbus, Ohio Ronald McDonald House. With that, Stampin' Up! provides me with a copy of the stamp set. So, after sitting down with the Volunteer Coordinator last month, we booked our dates through January 2017 and I planned my card design…