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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!