Monday, November 27, 2017

FREE SHIPPING - November 27, 2017 ONLY

Crafters -

Did you see? Did you see? 
Order TODAY!
Ends November 27th, 2017 at 11:59pm (Mountain Time)

I know, right?!

Here's what I sent to my customers this morning:



Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Crafters -

I know we are all from different parts, but here in the United States, TODAY is Thanksgiving.

We are celebrating it with my mother-in-law. My mom is having, I think she said 13 people over. Over the summer, she gave me her china - doesn't use it much anymore and she knew I would like it.

Before she and my dad married, we lost my dad to cancer (#cancersucks) a couple years ago, she would purchase a place setting each week (paydays were weekly back then!). So while I will not be spending Thanksgiving with my mom, both she and dad will be part of our Thanksgiving dinner.

Mom actually flew up last week to surprise me. Well, she got a surprise too! I had two classes and Ronald McDonald House scheduled while she was here so she was able to craft with us!

Want to see what we made at Ronald McDonald House on Sunday? But first, I gotta tell you, the kids were so stinkin' cute! I know there was candy involved, but everyone smiled when they made these little turkeys - they were just so much fun!

The kids (and adults!) held the turkey for the photo. Some of the kids even shook the turkey to say "Gobble! Gobble" for the photo! I just LOVE that Stampin'Up! supports Ronald McDonald House Charities! If you are a local demo, please sign up to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House - especially the Columbus one - you will not regret it. It's all about the kids and we have a LOT of fun!

Ok, so without further ado, here are the creations the kids and adults made. I know there is a story with each one of them and I pray they are enjoying family today as well...
Bottom right photo - the young man told me that his turkey treat was called Mr. Gobbles.
I liked that so much, I started using it throughout the day!

These were made by two brothers.
After they made the first one,
they EACH wanted to make another one - this time for their mom!The boys posed with BOTH of their turkeys.
The blurry one is saying "Gobble! Gobble!" for the camera.  :)

These just make me smile!

Top photo turkeys were made by three adults.
Bottom photo turkeys were made by three brothers, with dad's help!

I think these chocolate stuffed turkeys look DELICIOUS!

Kids at work on the top
Parents displaying their beautiful turkeys on the bottom!

This is what we started with.
So blessed to be a part of this!

The table when we began!
Made it easy to help each person make his or her own Mr. Gobbles!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mr. Gobbles - Ready for KIDS and Thanksgiving!

Crafters -

This past Sunday, I was at Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio. And since it was so close to Thanksgiving, I wanted to do a craft for the kids FOR Thanksgiving!

Check back on Thanksgiving Day to see the fun ones that the kids made! LOVED every single one of them! We had little kids all the way to Grandmas and Grandpas making these - they were THAT MUCH FUN!


On Wednesday, I do a Facebook Live at 11:30 am Eastern. Guess what I demonstrated today? You got it! GO! Check it out on my Facebook business page! You can find it at Here's MY Mr. Gobbles:
Mr. Gobbles
Made During Facebook Live
November 22, 2017

You can watch ALL of my videos, by clicking the VIDEO link on the Facebook page too!

AND... when you place an order between today (November 22nd) and November 27th, 2017, I'll even send you one of these little guys! Now, YOU have to assemble him and you have to add your own chocolate but hey! It's a FREE template!


#Leaf Punch

Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza is HERE!

Crafters -

I know you look forward to this as much as I do - almost as much as Sale-A-Bration!  :)


Online Extravaganza is HERE!
Online Extravaganza
  • 24-Hour Stamp Sale (select stamp sets) is through November 20th at 11:59pm (Mountain Time)
  • Other items include 10%, 20%-30%, and even 40% off deals!
  • Check EVERY DAY to see if anything new has been added!
  • FYI - I know there will be an additional sale on November 27th too! So check then too!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Columbus Ronald McDonald House

Crafters -

I know I'm preaching to the choir, but Saturday nights MAY have changed for some...

Back in the day, we may have enjoyed going out, having dinner, staying out late.

NOW, seems like staying up until 11pm on a Saturday night is a BIG night! (Can I get an AMEN?!)

Well, my mom (she's also part of my team) flew up for a surprise visit. She knew I had two card classes during her visit. BUT I also have Ronald McDonald House today as well. I've been putting her to work during this visit!  :)

While I try to prep a few days in advance, this past week has been a WHIRLWIND! Sunday, I returned home from Salt Lake City and #OnStage2017; Tuesday was my Latte Joy Team Meeting; Thursday was Christmas Card Class; and Saturday was Coffee and Cards. Busy, busy, busy!

So, mom and I were prepping for TODAY'S Ronald McDonald House. Did you know that Stampin'Up! is a sponsor for Ronald McDonald House Charities? Did you know that we craft ONCE A MONTH with the residents at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House? YUP! We craft each month on the THIRD SUNDAY and we have an absolute BLAST! The kids are SO MUCH FUN!

Now... I'm not gonna give away the surprise for our goofy turkey, stuffed with CHOCOLATE, but I think the kids will have an absolute BLAST! Want to see what supplies I'm taking with me today?
Different colored "leaves," googly eyes, and plenty of extra adhesives!

Mom must have punched out about 500 of those leaves in different (retired) colors! I had the MOST FUN placing those colored googly eyes onto the glue dots. And each time I look at my goofy turkey sample, I just smile and giggle; he's so silly looking!

Can't wait to "play" with our turkeys today at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reserve Your Stamparatus TODAY!

Crafters -


Reserve YOUR Stamparatus
beginning at 4pm Eastern on November 16, 2017

I'm finalizing preparations for tonight's Christmas Card class but I gotta tell you - I'm on pins and needles waiting to reserve my copy of the upcoming Stamparatus!

Here's the email I just sent to my customers. You can see it HERE.

And here's a really fun, 5 Things video, direct from Stampin'Up! for you to view! It's quick and easy (if you are reading this in your email, you will want to view the video HERE):

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LOVE my Coffee! #OnStage2017

Crafters -

You know my team name is the Latte Joy Stampers. I just LOVE my coffee (seriously, I would take it intravenously if I could!)!

Tonight is my team meeting, and I always type our agenda and share it with my team on our team Facebook page. This is how I'm starting my morning and I'm so thankful and blessed!

AND check out what Stampin'Up! had in our #2017OnStage bag!

Of course, I absolutely loved the stamp sets, the training, the pens, the notebook, all the fun stuff we did, the swaps, THE PEOPLE, and the list could go on and on, but... small confession here... I really liked this coffee mug the best!

Not saying I would have given up a cool new stamp set to trade someone for this mug, but I really would have thought about it!

If you are looking for a Stampin'Up! demonstrator for your products and classes, I'd love to talk with you. My email address is on the sidebar (if on your desktop) and it's also in the header.

If you are looking to JOIN Stampin'Up! and become a Happy Stamper enjoying your own discount, I'd love to talk with you! OR you can just CLICK HERE to join online!

Looking forward to talking with you soon!

Monday, November 13, 2017


Crafters -

I am SO on Cloud 9 right now! So much so that I cannot even wrap my brain around this!

This is me right now!

Stampin'Up! has announced SEVERAL things today (I've been updating my Facebook page - feel free to check it out HERE),


I received a text from my FABULOUS team leader (she also offers wonderful training to us), but she texted me to tell me that I was #117 in the United States!


when I looked a little closer, found out that I was #229 GLOBALLY!

Seriously, my brain is not even understanding this very well yet. I had set out to earn the Alaskan cruise for me, my family, and our moms. And now this... WOW! Just WOW!

I am absolutely so humbled and blessed! I'll post more when words actually come to me. I know you understand my excitement!

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement with my business. I appreciate my customers, my team, my team leader, my teammates, more than words can express! Thank you so very much!

Friday, November 10, 2017

OnStage 2017!

Crafters -

I'm not able to add photos to blogger via my telephone and did not bring my laptop. Please ensure you are following my Facebook page for some FUN photos of OnStage2017!


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ordering Special!

...And I'm off! (yeah, I know - in more ways than one!)  :)

I'm traveling to Salt Lake City today and will be returning on Sunday, so...

How about an ordering special? Let's call it Dawn's Traveling Special!

Here's all the details!

Make sure you use Host Code KRSJTXBC and its only good November 9th-12th, 2017.

Can't wait to see everything in Salt Lake City - and hope you can't wait too!  :)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Stampin'Up! Blends Are Here!


It's November 1st and the NEW Stampin'Up! Blends are now available to everyone!

You see, as demonstrators we were able to order them in October and we began playing with them, ahem, I mean preparing for classes!

Here's a quick video from Stampin'Up! that shows a little sneak peek:

My Facebook Live video from last week showed how to use these and color on some of the Designer Series Paper. BUT WAIT - there's more! Did you know there is also a stamp set called Color Me Happy? Did you further know that there is a kit that includes 16 cards, envelopes, and some cool embellishments/accents called Color Me Happy Project Kit (only available while supplies last)? And finally, did you know that you could get the Color Me Happy BUNDLE and save 10%? I know, right?!

The Stampin' Blends Marker Collection (the entire set of 26 colors, including Ivory and Bronze, along with the Color Lifter) is just $121.50. And here's a thought. Want all of them? Just buy the starter kit; the I-WANT-IT-ALL kit. You get $125 merchandise for just $99 and you will receive FREE SHIPPING! Talk about a deal, right? Purchase the Starter Kit HERE (make sure you add another $3.50 in merchandise to get to the $125 total!).

And, I've already fielded a few questions about this. Yes, there will be classes on using these, but you will need to provide your own Blends for the class. I can add them to your class fee so you have them ready and waiting for you at class! Talk about a new car smell, huh?  hehehe

Ok, make sure you tune into my Facebook Live TODAY (November 1st) for a special announcement. I'll be online from 11:30am Eastern until about noon. The special is only for those who watch it LIVE because there will be a time issue with the Facebook Live! You can see my video on my business Facebook page HERE (once you are on the page, just scroll down and you should see me LIVE!).