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Thoughtful Branches - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

WOW! Can you believe that tomorrow is the end of August?

You know what that means, right?

Well, first it means that the exclusive, limited-time Thoughtful Branches stamp set is scheduled to end tomorrow! This stamp set is only scheduled to be available during the month of August. You have seen SEVERAL different cards made with this stamp set, so you KNOW what a GREAT set it is!

With the matching Beautiful Branches Thinlits, it's even better!

Don't forget, you can save 10% when you purchase the BUNDLE.

And, just to make it much easier, I've included a few of the designs I've made with this wonderful set!

Enjoy!








Silent Auction Donation - Cards, Cards, Cards, and MORE Cards!

Crafters -

We all know that we cannot do it all alone. Although sometimes I do try. I like to say "God needs my help" - yeah right!

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)
The Grove City United Methodist Church, located at 2684 Columbus Street, Grove City, Ohio, has been offering those VERY popular Paint Nights. Each time they offer the class, they support a different organization.

Well, I donated a basket a couple of months ago. I provided a few 3-D items, some cards, catalog, magnet, calendar, etc. But it looked so cramped in that basket.

SO, I saw on an online group that I belong to, one of the crafters showcased how SHE does her giveaways. It absolutely rocked!

Giving credit to Selene Kempton for sharing her gifts and talents, here is my Silent Auction Donation Board. I've included 20 cards with matching envelopes, along with a few little 3-D items, and my Sep…

BOGO / Holiday Catalog Launch - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Remember in July? When I had my new Catalog BOGO sale? Buy-One-Get-One? You purchased my retired items, and you were able to order new items, out of the new catalog for free? That one? Yeah... it was a LOT of fun, wasn't it?

I can't tell you... actually, I can tell you!  :)  It was so much fun seeing everyone - I even had a few private showings of my retired items! But the really, really, really fun part was when the crafters got to choose items out of the catalog for FREE!

So, with the new Holiday Catalog effective on September 1st, 2016, how about another BOGO sale? One to Launch the Holiday catalog? YUPPERS!

So mark your calendars!
Sunday, September 4th, 2016 from 5p-8pMonday, September 5th, 2016, from 9a-12pMonday, September 5th, 2016, from 5p-8p
All items sold will be first-come, first-served. When you attend either of those two days, you will also pick up YOUR Holiday Catalog. My preorders have arrived and I have been making various items with these new goodies. I d…

Tuscan Vineyard - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Many of my friends are very crafty. WAY more so than I will ever be!

Well, one of my friends, it's actually two of them as they are husband and wife, are avid crafters. I LOVE seeing what they make, because they are both so talented!

They are truly the "King and Queen" - they joke that their home is their "castle," and their vehicle is their "carriage." They just moved and now reside in their "urban castle." You getting a picture of what a GREAT couple these two are? I LOVE THEM!

So, when I dropped something off to them at their Urban Castle, the King was showing me one of his cards. He used the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set. I don't have this set (YET!), but it has been on my Wish List since I saw the catalog! The photo in the catalog (page 95) really does not do this beauty justice!

Check this out!

Don't you just LOVE it? That's a LOT of coloring, IMHO, but... with all the coloring books out there - why not color a card that y…

Paper Pumpkineers Unite!

Crafters -

We had so much fun last night putting together our August 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit called Bold Botanicals!

We also made two additional cards!

Check out what we made!

The Work of Art card was VERY CLOSELY based on one of the notecards in the kit! We stamped with Cajun Craze and Tip Top Taupe onto a Mint Macaron cardbase. We added a scrap of Cajun Craze cardstock along with a small piece of the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon that came with the kit (although it is also available for sale, item #141487 ) and added a small bit of the Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim Ribbon.

After stamping using Cajun Craze and Early Espresso, we also ran the Tip Top Taupe cardstock through the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This card was so fast and easy!

Oh Happy Day Class

Crafters -

Can you believe it is the 24th? Seriously?! Where does the time go?

Today is the final day to register for the Oh Happy Day Kit Class that I am offering in September. Because each crafter will receive his or her own kit, complete with stamp set and ink!, I do have to get the order in shortly. So please let me know as soon as you can!

When you purchase the kit, it is already a deal at just $35. Adding on tax and shipping, the cost is $41 with shipping and tax. For just $45, you will come to my home and we will put together your kit along with a few tips and tricks to make it a little it easier.

Check out all the supplies that come with your kit!

Now, I gotta be honest with you. Donna and I put our kits together completely. Kathy put a couple of cards together and then took the rest of her kit home with her. There are several ways to put your kit together, but I will tell you - I made a really nice and easy cheat sheet! You will DEFINITELY want to refer to this while you are here!

Latte Joy Stampers Team Meeting - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You have heard me blog about my wonderful team of crafters. We are called the Latte Joy Stampers and we meet once a month.

Well, for the month of August, we got to play with some of the NEW goodies! The Holiday Catalog will go into effect on September 1st, and we get to play with, I mean prepare for, our classes!

Want to see what we made?

Check us out!
Pizza Box


LOVE these cute little houses / ornaments!


Hope you enjoy these little sneak peeks - almost as much as WE enjoyed making them!

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

As I have mentioned before, I am the Lead for the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Several years ago, some very kind soul donated various papers and stamps and we are still using them!

On Sunday, August 14th, my team member, Donna, and I were at Ronald McDonald House making cards. As of this writing, there are approximately 15 other Columbus area demonstrators who are willing to volunteer their time as part of this wonderful program. I am very hopeful that calendars will clear and we will have a BIG TEAM to help with crafting! Any demonstrator can volunteer to be part of this team! They volunteer on the Stampin' Up! website and the Ronald McDonald House Coordinator from our Home Office provides me with these wonderful crafters' names and contact information.

While I recognize a few of the names, many I do not recognize. I am really looking forward to meeting them at one of the next crafting times at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House!

Want to see just a few of the cards …

Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

All together - we can just say WOW! (Oh - and if you like this, don't forget to sign up for the #PaperPumpkinBOGO soon!)

I received my August 2016 Paper Pumpkin the other day. It's called Bold Botanicals. If you haven't yet seen the Stampin' Up! Youtube video, you can see it here (if reading this via email, you need to go to my blog to see it. For some reason, the video doesn't come through via email):

LOVE IT!

Well, you know that I always provide alternate examples for my crafters. We are the "Pumpkineers" - am I alone in remembering the Micky Mouse Club with the Mousekateers? The original one, not that one from the 90s!

Ok, so my Pumpkineers and I will be meeting on the 24th at 7pm with our kits. Want to see one of the cool cards that we will be making with our kits?

Check it out!

Stampin' Up! was kind enough to give us a sneak peek of the stamp set this month. SO glad they did! I thought the stamp set resembled the Affectionately Yours Specialt…

Thoughtful Branches - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I'm not usually one who watercolors. I prefer the blender pens. BUT...

sometimes a girl's got to do, what a girl's got to do!

So watercolor I must!




Such a quick card! It actually took longer to allow the watercoloring to dry!

Don't you just LOVE the "thank you" stamped repeatedly on the card base? FAST - FAST - FAST - and you didn't have to line anything up! Just stamped in the general direction!

And when I grabbed those cute little 2016-2018 InColor Enamel Shapes for the sentiment - how easy was that!

Do you recognize those Tip Top Taupe InColor Doilies? That is just ONE doily! I cut it in half and displayed them side-by-side.

Easy-peasy!

Remember, this is only available during the month of August. If you like it (and I know you do!), make sure you get it before it's gone!

Supplies:
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
Beautiful Branches Thinlits
BUNDLE and save 10%

Foxy AND Serene AND Blessings - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Whew! We just did a whirlwind mini vacation and arrived back yesterday. I think I slept something like 10+ hours! That's ok - vacations are always fun, right? Plus I was able to spend four days with my teenage son and my mom. It was a LOT of fun! (I'll post a few pictures at the bottom, if you want to see them.)

BUT, because we were driving and sightseeing, I had some blog posts set up to post while I was gone.Yeah... best intentions, right?

So, I'm going to revise the posts and have them go a little bit later. EXCEPT for this one. THIS one will be TODAY'S!  :)

You know you can see my CLASSES schedule, and this weekend is the Foxy and Serene Card Class ($20 for 8 notecards and envelopes or FREE with a minimum purchase). BUT, one of my friends had a home decor party and I got the NEATEST thing!

Want to see it? AND you can see all eight of the Foxy and Serene Notecards that we will be making too!

Don't you just LOVE IT? I know I do! Can't wait for you to see…

Paper Pumpkin BOGO - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You KNOW how much I LOVE my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit - and how it arrives at my door!

Well, did you know that Stampin' Up! is offering a GREAT special from August 11th through October 10th, 2016?

Check this out!
#PaperPumpkinBOGO
YUP!

The FINE PRINT is at the end of this post - and yes, you will want to read it, but in the meantime, here are a few things to think about (all dates are between August 11th - October 10th, 2016)

You can subscribe anytime between now and October 10th. JOIN NOW.Subscribe between August 11 and September 10th - you will receive the September and October kits.Subscribe between September 11th and October 10th - you will receive the October and November kits.You CANNOT cancel or suspend your subscription during the first two months.In the past, during the fall months, we have had Halloweenish, Thanksgiving type, and Christmas style items during those fall months.When you subscribe, during the months that you receive the Paper Pumpkin Box at your home, y…

Paper Pumpkin - BOGO - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You KNOW how much I LOVE my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit - and how it arrives at my door!

Well, did you know that Stampin' Up! is offering a GREAT special from August 11th through October 10th, 2016?

Check this out!

YUP!

The FINE PRINT is at the end of this post - and yes, you will want to read it, but in the meantime, here are a few things to think about (all dates are between August 11th - October 10th, 2016)

You can subscribe anytime between now and October 10th. JOIN NOW.Subscribe between August 11 and September 10th - you will receive the September and October kits.Subscribe between September 11th and October 10th - you will receive the October and November kits.You CANNOT cancel or suspend your subscription during the first two months.In the past, during the fall months, we have had Halloweenish, Thanksgiving type, and Christmas style items during those fall months.When you subscribe, during the months that you receive the Paper Pumpkin Box at your home, you will also be i…

Paper Pumpkin - BOGO - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You KNOW how much I LOVE my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit - and how it arrives at my door!

Well, did you know that Stampin' Up! is offering a GREAT special from August 11th through October 10th, 2016?

Check this out!

YUP!

The FINE PRINT is at the end of this post - and yes, you will want to read it, but in the meantime, here are a few things to think about (all dates are between August 11th - October 10th, 2016)

You can subscribe anytime between now and October 10th. JOIN NOW.Subscribe between August 11 and September 10th - you will receive the September and October kits.Subscribe between September 11th and October 10th - you will receive the October and November kits.You CANNOT cancel or suspend your subscription during the first two months.In the past, during the fall months, we have had Halloweenish, Thanksgiving type, and Christmas style items during those fall months.When you subscribe, during the months that you receive the Paper Pumpkin Box at your home, you will also be i…

Paper Pumpkin - BOGO - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You KNOW how much I LOVE my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit - and how it arrives at my door!

Well, did you know that Stampin' Up! is offering a GREAT special from August 11th through October 10th, 2016?

Check this out!

YUP!

The FINE PRINT is at the end of this post - and yes, you will want to read it, but in the meantime, here are a few things to think about (all dates are between August 11th - October 10th, 2016)

You can subscribe anytime between now and October 10th.JOIN NOW.Subscribe between August 11 and September 10th - you will receive the September and October kits.Subscribe between September 11th and October 10th - you will receive the October and November kits.You CANNOT cancel or suspend your subscription during the first two months.In the past, during the fall months, we have had Halloweenish, Thanksgiving type, and Christmas style items during those fall months.When you subscribe, during the months that you receive the Paper Pumpkin Box at your home, you will also be in…