Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday's Mother's Day Cards Class (click here if reading in email to view videos)

Below is a short slideshow highlighting my Monday Mother's Day/Birthday Cards Class. You don't want to miss this class! There are still openings in both Thursday classes at noon and 5:00, and openings in Sunday's class at 2:00.  Don't miss it!

In our haste to take pictures of our cards, there is a boo-boo in the below picture. See if you can find it!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Spring Cleaning Sale! (click here if reading in email)

Time for the Paper Pumpkin Spring Cleaning Sale!
Spring has sprung, and Paper Pumpkin has decided to do a little spring cleaning as we blow out select items in our refill and past kit inventory. Beginning April 25th, anyone may purchase the kits listed below (not just Paper Pumpkin subscribers) until May 9th, or while supplies last. After May 9th, these kits will permanently be discontinued. 

My personal favorites are Back in Plaid (these are the cute stockings) and Layered Leaves Kit. Also, the Once in a Melon Kit Refill is the cute watermelon bags with the tissue paper that has watermelon seeds on it. If the title just has Kit at the end, that includes the stamp set and ink spot. If it says Kit Refill, it is only the paper items without the ink and stamp set.

Go to my Online Store Here  and use the Hostess Code HGPEFJVX to purchase the following kits: 

Another Great Year Kit
Price: $17.00 $4.25
Back in Plaid Kit
Price: $17.00
Banner Surprise Kit Refill
Price: $8.00 $2.00
Heartfelt Love Notes Kit
Price: $17.00
Layered Leaves Kit
Price: $17.00
Many Happy Birthdays Kit
Price: $17.00
What a Gem Kit
Price: $17.00 $4.25
What A Gem Kit Refill
Price: $8.00 $2.00

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday - Card Mailing Tip (click here if watching in email to view video)

Hi, Everyone,
You've just spend hours making that beautiful handmade card. Now you are wondering, "How do I mail this to Aunt Mary and it look like this when she opens it?" Connie Stewart has an excellent tip I had never thought of. Take a look and see if this is something you might do next time you mail a card.

Thank you for  subscribing to my blog.  If you are finding the information I am sharing useful, please invite your friends to subscribe to my blog.  Until Monday . . .

Monday, April 23, 2018

Mother's Day/All Occasions Card Classes (click here if reading in email)

Mother's Day or All Occasion Cards Classes
Hi, Everyone,
My Mother's Day/All Occasion Cards Classes are starting up next week. The cost is $10 and includes 3 cards, envelopes, and printed instructions. All you need to bring are your scissors, adhesives, and a snack to share. The schedule and remaining openings are listed below along with the cards we will be making. Hope to hear from you!
Monday, April 30th at 12:00 1 opening
Thursday, May 3rd at 12:00 4 openings
Thursday, May 3rd at 5:00 4 openings
Sunday, May 6tth at 2:00 5 openings

Cards we Made at our Club Meeting Today! (click here if reading in email)

Pictured above are the 2 cards we made at our Club Meeting today.  The top one uses a modified version of an eclipse card with the stamp set Happy Birthday Gorgeous. The bottom card uses the ever so popular Waterfront stamp set.

If you're not familiar with a Club, a club is a group of around 6 or more members who meet each month. The members commit to placing an order of a decided-on amount (usually around $25-$30) each month with a rotation system to designate the Hostess, who receives the Hostess Rewards for that month. This could be an actual physical club like I'm a member of or a Virtual Club where members get their club members to commit and place their orders online with a Hostess Code. The demonstrator would mail supplies to the club members each month designed around a decided on stamp set that the members could order to enable them to complete the designed cards.

If interested in either of these club designs, contact me and we can work something out!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Last-Chance Products (Retiring Products from the Occasions & Annual Catalog) Click here if reading in email

Last-Chance Products

Make sure you go to my Online Store Here to check out all the Retiring Products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs. Products are available through May 31st or while supplies last.

Don't miss out on something you're eyeing,
because you are putting off buying.  
It very well could be retiring!

Please use the Hostess Code HGPEFJVX when placing you order, unless your order is over $150, then you are the hostess and can pick out FREE items.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday and Class Highlights (click here if reading in email to view videos)

It's Watch and Learn Wednesday and today I have 2 videos to share. The first one is the highlight slideshow from my Saturday, Sunday, and Monday Plate Décor Classes.  We had so much fun making these panels thanks to Ninette Morse, Katie Morse, Brenda Ferrell, Sarah Blalock, Sallie Payne, Pat Lawrence, Lynda Davenport, Terri Stone, Nettie Faye Williams, Recie Culpepper, Paula Brooks, Debbie Waters, and Gaile Bass.

The July, August, and September Panel Classes are Thursday, June 29th at noon and 5:00, Saturday, June 30th at noon, and Sunday, July 1st at 2:00. Come join the fun!

Today's video tip is how to stamp without rocking your block (as opposed to rocking the boat). This video was made by Robin Brown and I thought some of you might find it helpful. I know how we all hate to get those halos around our sentiments!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Clearance Rack has been Updated!!

Run, Don't Walk, to my Online Store Clearance Rack, Here!  

New items have been added and you can save up to 60%!  But shop now as hot items will sell out fast! 

Please use the Hostess Code HGPEFJVX when placing your order, unless your order is over $150. If over $150 you are the hostess and you qualify for free products!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Product Showcase Monday (click here if reading this in email to view video)

Early Release Share What You Love Suite

How exciting! Stampin' Up! is offering a few early release items from the new Annual Catalog beginning May 1-31st! This Share What You Love Suite even includes the new In Color Stamp pads, but I'm not going to tell everything in the Suite.  I'm going to let Brandi from the Stampin' Up! home office introduce all the products to you in this video.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these products beginning May 1st, you may shop at my online store above.  Thanks for watching!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Highlights of Thursday's Plate Decor Classes (click here if reading in email to view video)

Hi, Everyone,
We had a great time at our Plate Décor Classes held at noon and another class as 5:00.  Everyone is so excited about making their panels for April, May, and June! Class participants were Judy Weston, Mary Digiovanni, Vicki Sellars, Margaret Hagglund, Tara Calhoun, Selena Jenkins, Jackie Cotsonas, and Barbara Leighty.  Here is a short video highlighting the classes.

We'll talk again Monday! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday and the Retiring List (click here if reading in email to view videos)

Monday's Plate Décor Class
We had a fun and exciting class Monday making our panels for our display plates for the months of April, May, and June.  The April panel represents spring showers and May represents the flowers that the April showers bring. June, of course, reminds us of going to the beach. Enjoy our short video of our class.

Color Revamp
In case you haven't heard, Stampin' Up! is doing a color revamp with the new catalog. Basically, what this means is that some colors are going, some are coming back, and we have a few new ones, but the exciting part is that the ink pads have been redesigned for easier opening and the ability to stack. Below is a short video that a demonstrator in England, Amanda Charlesworth, explains the changes.

Retiring List
And, last, but not least, here are the products that are retiring from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog.  Take a look here.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Product Showcase-Stampin' Up! Markers (click here if reading in your email to view the video)

Hi, Everyone,
Today I want to give you a closer look at our Stampin' Up! Markers. They are available in all our stamp pad colors and will do everything, and more, that a stamp pad can do. They can be purchased as a whole set that includes the case, or by color families which does not include the case. The nice thing, too, is that you can sign all your cards in the matching ink colors.

I have available a Marker program that would involve groups of 4. It would run for 4 months and each month your would receive one of the 4 color families. That is why it would need to be groups of 4. I would also rotate who would receive the carrying case each month, so that by the end of the 4 months, not only will you have all the markers, you will also have the carrying case! For only $30 a month for 4 months, you can own the whole marker set! That would be much easier on the pocketbook that $120 all at one time, but of course you could do that, too! Just let me know if you would be interested in this program.

Below is an introductory video by Wendy Cranford highlighting a few things you can do with our Markers. Take a look!

Friday, April 6, 2018

On the Way to Atlanta to Stampin' Up! OnStage!

Hi, Everyone,
When you read this, I'll be on my way to Atlanta to Stampin' Up! OnStage with 4 other local demonstrators: Paula Mann, Sandy Keller, Nina McMillan, and Bethany Bernard.  We are so excited because Bethany will be demonstrating some projects on stage!!  Go, Bethany!

Also, there will be awards, prizes, and, best of all, we will be receiving the NEW CATALOG!

Here are some highlights from our trip to Savannah a year ago:

And we can't forget our last trip to Salt Lake City!

As you can tell, we've had a great time on these trips! I'll post what's going on in Atlanta after the big event on Saturday.  Until then . . .

Current Promotions Friday

Hi, Everyone!
The current promotion going on at this time is for First Time Subscribers to Paper Pumpkin. See the information below.

Want papercrafting without the hassle? Stampin’ Up! has a fun, easy solution, and it’s called Paper Pumpkin—a fantastic, monthly subscription service which delivers pre-designed, precut  papercrafting projects straight to your doorstep.
And right now is the perfect time to subscribe. When you join Paper Pumpkin in April or May, you’ll get 50% off your first 2 months.

For new subscribers only; not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. Offer ends May 10.

To take a look of some of the past Paper Pumpkin kits, go to the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel here: 

You can subscribe at the link above for my Online Store.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday! (if reading in your email, click here to view video)

Hi, Everyone!
It's Watch and Learn Wednesday, and today I have a couple of videos from France Martin (aka Frenchie).  The first one is a tip on sharpening your punches. It just so happens I was punching some pieces for a card, and my circle punch was not giving me a clean cut on the edges. That's very frustrating when you're making a card for a gift! Frenchie has made an excellent, short video on taking care of this problem.  Take a look!

In this next video she shows you how to solve that aggravating problem of the punch lock coming out of your punch.  First time that happened to me, I thought my punch was broken! I quickly discovered the punch still worked just fine, it just didn't lock. With a little manipulating, I managed to pop the lock back in.  Watch Frenchie's solution.

I hope you enjoyed these videos and, hopefully, learned something!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Product Showcase Monday (click here if reading in your email)

Hi, Everyone!
Today is Product Showcase Monday and you can't miss out on these 2 great bundles that are available in the Occasions Catalog until May 31st!  One is Let the Good Times Roll and is a cute bundle that has a pop-up roller coaster inside! Take a look at this short video from Stampin' Up!.

The next one is Sweet Soiree Suite that begins on page 10 in the Occasions Catalog. There is only one word that describes this suite and that is BEAUTIFUL from the gorgeous Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper to the Silver Mini Gable Boxes.  Then there are the Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon, the new embossing pastes, silver Baker's Twine, and the new Scattered Sequins Textured Embossing Folder. I have posted pictures of all the items in the suite below.  Here is a Stampin' Up! video showcasing this suite.

Product List