Monday, April 30, 2018

Facebook Live and New Host Code!

Did you see the Facebook Live last night?

Don't you just LOVE the April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit? It's called "You Are My Anchor" and it is FABULOUS!

Did you know? FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS, you can get your first two months at 50% off! JOIN NOW and use code SAVEFIFTY0418 before May 10, 2018. This is SUCH a GREAT DEAL!

Here are a few photos of the April You Are My Anchor Kit. To view the video, you will want to click HERE. I also explain how to make the cards.
Alternate Cards
Just add your own cardstock to make full size cards.
Alternate card additional items listed below.

This fun Paper Pumpkin Box brings a smile to me EVERY MONTH!

I added 7 sheets of Island Indigo Cardstock, 7 sheets of Calypso Coral Cardstock, and 6.5 sheets of Pool Party Cardstock. And I used PLENTY of scraps! Don't forget that Island Indigo is retiring, so that color is only available while supplies last (ink pad, refill, Regals Markers, Cardstock, Regals Cardstock). Get that before it is gone!

And finally, we have a new Host Code. When placing your online orders, make sure you use Host Code XXZBY6V3 and you'll receive a special gift from me in the mail when I send your Thank You Note!

Other items used (click item to order):

Metallic Enamel Shapes - RETIRING SOON!
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Island Indigo Cardstock - RETIRING SOON!
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad - RETIRING SOON!
Pool Party Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Mini Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive
SNAIL Refill
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
0.75" Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen
Glass Jar
Lifesaver Candies


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

LOTS of Updates!

Crafters -

Sunday evening, my Facebook Live Video showed me going through the catalog, page by page, and showing which items are retiring. I also showed a few samples of some of my favorites that are retiring as well. This is the LAST CHANCE LIST and when those items are gone... they are gone! You can see that video HERE:
**NOTE: If you are reading this via email, you may need to cut-and-paste the link to view the video.**

AND I just sent out an email to my customers. LOTS of information and updates are on it. To make it easy, I'm including the link here:

Hope you enjoy!


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Last Chance / Retiring List!

Crafters -

The Last Chance / Retiring List is here and you may have few questions about it.

Last Chance / Retiring List

Want to make the List REALLY easy? Grab YOUR catalog, along with your Spring Occasions Catalog, and join me on Sunday, April 15th, 2018, at 7pm Eastern on my Facebook page (HERE). I'll be going through my catalogs and talking about a few of my favorite stamps, colors, and papers.

You can mark YOUR catalog as I'm strolling down Amnesia Lane with my catalog! We will be going page-by-page. Sometimes the list can be a little daunting, and this will make it quite a bit easier!

* Make sure you have a hi-lighter or colored pen/marker, so you can mark YOUR catalog as I'm going through mine. I have my handy-dandy RED pen so I can see the retired items easily!


Friday, April 6, 2018

OnStage Atlanta SWAP Cards!

Crafters -

I am safe and sound (and warm and dry!) here in Atlanta, ready for OnStage tomorrow.

BUT today, I am able to attend a stamping day with other demonstrators at a private event.

AND - there is a SWAP!

Want to see what I made? When doing 60 swaps (needed 51 for the organized swap and I wanted a few extras), you ALWAYS want to do ASSEMBLY LINE!

Remember - SPA - Stamp - Punch - Assemble! This is not mine. I heard it from Shellie Gardner at a Convention YEARS ago!

First, STAMP - stamping is ALWAYS first step when actually making the card.
And my new Stamparatus makes it SO much easier!

Second, PUNCH - nowadays, punching means everything in between the actual stamping and the assembly. So punching, diecutting, ribbons, embellishments, all of those.
I so miss our stapler.
This little mini stapler and mini staples just aren't as crafting friendly.
I knotted 60 of those Crushed Curry Chevron ribbons!
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for the hearts
and Silver Mini Sequins too!

And finally, ASSEMBLE - the assembly is always the last step. I did my coloring using my Aqua Painters before I assembled on the card. AND I let them dry overnight too. Colors used are Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry (my favorite - NOT!), Night of Navy, and Elegant Eggplant. While not actually ROYGBIV (Red-Orange-Yellow-Green-Blue-Indigo-Violet), it's close, right?  :)
The final project!

Hope the crafters enjoy this swap card today. I'll be showing this card, and maybe a few others on my weekly Facebook Live on Sunday, April 8th at 7pm. Hope you can tune in!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

This Too Shall Pass...

Crafters -

Sometimes it takes some BIG stuff to happen to really make us appreciate what we have!

I live in central Ohio, just southwest of Columbus, Ohio, about the center of the state of Ohio. It's a suburb of Columbus called Grove City, Ohio. Nice town and I've lived in central Ohio about 25 years. While I am a transplant, I like to call it home.


Tuesday evening, we had a bit of a storm. QUITE a bit of a storm. Like a tornado touched down in Grove City. The Columbus Dispatch (our local newspaper) advised that it was an EF1 tornado. This intersection is 0.2 miles east of where I live.
Our Neighborhood

So, we have been without power since Tuesday evening. I know you will forgive me not blogging, posting, etc.

Thankfully, we are all ok; our neighbors and friends are all ok. And, as of right now, the only "bad" thing that has happened to us is we don't have power. All in all, I think we got off light!

I am now in Atlanta with my downline/Mom, getting ready for OnStage while hubs and boy are holding down the fort back home. Make sure you check back as I'll be posting for the next several days but with CRAFTING items!

FYI - our phone is also out. So, if you have been trying to call me, please send me an email. While I'm not a TRUE nerd, I'm getting better at checking my email frequently these past few days.

And please keep Grove City in your prayers. As of right now, AEP has been working so hard getting power restored. There were about 8,000 residents without power on Tuesday evening. As of the latest update from AEP, there are only about 70. And yes, we are that special. We are part of those 70...

Look forward to "chatting" with you soon!