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Pumpkineers - Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing

Crafters -

My monthly Pumpkineer meeting was on Tuesday evening. We had THREE new ladies join us for the evening, and we missed a couple of our regular attendees. BUT WE HAD FUN!

We made two alternate cards using the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit, A Sara Thing. The refills were available VERY BRIEFLY and then they sold out QUICKLY. I had purchased two extra kits, those were gone before FRIDAY last week. This was a VERY popular kit! I'm thinking watercoloring is here to stay!  :)  YEAH!!!!

Ok, want to see the closeups of the alternate cards we made at the meeting?

First, we made a really pretty card using Melon Mambo cardstock and the soon-to-be-retired Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper (you could use the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper on the Clearance Rack too!) and a small strip from the soon-to-be-retired Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. I ran a small piece through my Big Shot using the Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies and we colored it, just like in …

Coffee and Cards is SATURDAY!

Crafters -

Well... taxes are done, the Retired List has been announced, I've completed my FIRST preorder from the NEW Stampin'Up! catalog (because I attended the Savannah OnStage earlier this month), and - if you can believe this - it's coming up on the FOURTH Saturday of the month! Know that that means?

COFFEE AND CARDS is on Saturday, April 22nd, from 9a-12p. You will make 8 cards (4 designs, 2 of each design) for just $20. And when you place a minimum order during the class, your class fee is WAIVED! What a way to get your supplies - things you were already going to order! - and make some FREE cards when you order! Easy-peasy!

Did you see the little sneak peek I posted on my CLASSES page (look at the on the blog - did you know I have a CLASSES page)?

Check it out!

Don't you just LOVE this?! I know I do! And did you notice how it's done? Watercoloring with ink refills! And we are using REGULAR Whisper White Paper! 

This sample card uses the Fabulous Flora Host Set. Thi…

Latte Joy Team Meeting and a Sneak Peek!

Crafters -

Can I tell you a little bit about my team?

First, they are just the most wonderful people I know! Many were friends or customers first, and they decided to become a demonstrator with my team - let's face it - why NOT get the discount if you LOVE the product, right?

Second, we meet once a month but we "talk" daily on social media. We have a Facebook group and we share ideas, things that are going on, and we even pray for each other. We may have met as team members, but we have become friends too!

And finally, third. During our once a month meeting, we craft together, share in updating each other on various items with Stampin' Up! and just generally have a good time.

Ok, now you have the backstory!

Well, we met on Tuesday evening and we did miss a few of our ladies. One of the regular attendees actually was in the hospital! It was wonderful to hear from my team that they were praying for her. AND, although there were only three ladies at our team meeting, ALL THRE…

Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing!

UPDATE: AND I even did a short (13 minute) video showing an alternate card design. Check out my Facebook Live to see it: https://www.facebook.com/DawnStock.StampinUp.net/

The new April 2017 Paper Pumpkins have shipped!

Some have even been received!
Want to see the video - done by none other than the CEO herself, Sara Douglass!
Check it out! April 2017 Paper Pumpkin A Sara Thing
Cannot wait for mine to arrive so I can play with them!

Easter Blessings - Ronald McDonald House Charities

Crafters -

We are usually scheduled for the third Sunday of each month at the Columbus (Ohio) Ronald McDonald House. Well, for April, that happened to fall on Easter proper. 

Gotta be honest. I thought about changing the date. Our immediate family is not close geographically. We usually travel that day. But, when I was doing the schedule a few months ago, and after speaking with hubby, decided to leave the date as it was scheduled. We figured we'd just work around it.

My team member, Linda K., also attends most of the RMHC events. She's actually attended EVERY ONE of them since she joined during Sale-A-Bration! Talk about that whole "where two or more gather..." - YUP! I am abundantly blessed!

So we met today. I gotta tell you - as soon as I made the announcement that we were making "Easter Egg Wreaths" in the cafeteria, BEFORE I EVEN MADE IT BACK TO THE TABLE, we had customers! Thank you Linda for being there!  :)

Check out what the table looked like about midp…

Easter Message - Reverse Lenten Challenge Card

Crafters -

During Lent, I have been showcasing the eight card designs we made at my Reverse Lenten Challenge Class on February 15th. This is the final card. I hope you have enjoyed them as much as we did making them!
Here's the basics: We made 40 notecards using the Whisper White and Crumb Cake Notecards and EnvelopesOn March 1st, 2017, Ash Wednesday, we began giving or sending cards to others (there are 40 days of Lent, NOT INCLUDING Sundays)Could be given to anyone - child's teacher, co-worker, grocery clerk, bank teller, mom in front of you who has her hands full! Anyone! You get to choose!
For this final card, I chose to showcase the Easter Message card. While I realized this is a seasonal set and it probably wouldn't make it to the catalog, I was hoping. I have used this stamp set MANY times in these few months and I know my customers have really enjoyed this set as well! Sadly, I must tell you that the set did NOT make it into the 2017-2018 Big Catalog. BUT it is still a…

High Tide - Reverse Lenten Challenge Card

Crafters -

For the next several weeks (during Lent), I will be showcasing the card designs we did at my Reverse Lenten Challenge Class on February 15th.
Here's the basics: We made 40 notecards using the Whisper White and Crumb Cake Notecards and EnvelopesOn March 1st, 2017, Ash Wednesday, we began giving or sending cards to other (there are 40 days of Lent, NOT INCLUDING Sundays)Can be anyone - child's teacher, co-worker, grocery clerk, bank teller, mom in front of you who has her hands full! Anyone! You get to choose!
For this week's card, I chose to showcase the High Tide card. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set AND (spoiler alert!), it made it into the NEW 2017-2018 Catalog too! It is a GREAT value for just $26 (photopolymer stamps) with all the sayings, the lighthouse, birds, water, sand, etc. My set is getting quite stained because I have used it so much! All supplies used, and the links to purchase them, are listed at the end of this blog posting.

Everyone's cards were …