Monday, July 30, 2018

Watch and Learn-10 Things You Can Do With a Stamp Pad (click here if viewing in email to view video)

Hi, Everyone,
I ran across a very well made video by Dena Albee demonstrating 10 Things You Can Do with a Stamp Pad. This is a very informative video, and since today, July 31st, is the last day for the stamp pad special when you sign up, I thought this might be a good time to show you what you can do with those stamp pads. Watch and Learn! And remember, today's the last day to join Stampin' Up! and receive 10 free stamp pads!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Demonstrator Group Swaps (click here if reading in email)

Hi, Everyone,
I just wanted to share the swaps a group of demonstrators made for our meeting last week.  It is such a talented group of ladies. I think you will love these cards!

Bethany - Love You to Pieces

Paula - Bike Ride
Helen - Tropical Chic
Marilyn - Dandelion Wishes

Sandy - Sea of Textures - Front
 Open - Triangle Fold

Mine - Country Road (We will be making this card at my classes the end of August)
I told you it was a talented group of ladies! It would be hard to pick a favorite!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack! And It's Free with a $50 Order or $25 Class Fee!

Yes, you read it right! My Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Classes begin the week of August 6th. If you want to get a start on those Christmas cards, now is the time. I hold a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Class once a month from August through November. You will make 9 cards  (3 cards each of 3 different designs) at each class, so you will have 36 cards ready to mail. The cost is $25 or you can attend FREE with a $50 or more order (before shipping and taxes)! All you need to bring are your scissors, adhesives, and a snack to share. The schedule and available spots are as follows:
Monday, August 6th   12:00  This class is Full
Thursday, August 9th  12:00  1 openings
Thursday, August 9th  5:30  6 openings
Saturday, August 11th   12:00  4 openings
Sunday, August 12th  2:00  5 openings Below are the 3 designs of the cards.

Contact me at if you would like to attend. Hope to hear from you, and thanks for subscribing to my blog. Please encourage your friends to subscribe, too!

Class Highlights from this Past Week and Signing Up Promotion (click here if reading in email)

Hi, Everyone,
This is a reminder that Stampin' Up! is running a promotion for the month of July, only 9 more days, for new demos. As a bonus for signing up, you can chose ANY ink pad color family assortment! That's TEN free ink pads, folks! That's an additional $74.25 in products FREE!!  

For $99 you get to choose anything you want (up to $125) for your kit, and shipping is FREE! You immediately start getting at least 20% off on future purchases, and you get to preorder things before the general public.

There is no further obligation of any kind, but if you decide you'd like to keep getting the discount and insider info on new products, just maintain a minimum of $300 in sales per full quarter (remember, you get 20% off that $300!). If you sign up in July, your first full quarter starts in October, so you're not obligated to meet your minimum until the end of December. If you have been considering getting the new ink pads, this is a good way to get them.

Promotion runs July 1 – 31 2018
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections:  Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles and 2017 – 2020 In Colors.
  • The 2017 – 2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle (Item #140289) is exclusive to this promotion only and includes both the 2017 – 2019 in colors as well as those in the 2018 – 2020 family.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three basic colors:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White.
Give it some thought!
Now enjoy the highlights of my classes that were held last week!
Monday's Class

Thursday's Classes

Sunday's Class

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday-Punches (click here if reading in email to view video)

Hi, Everyone,
One of today's Watch and Learn Videos is from Connie Stewart, who just reached the 1 Million Career-To-Date Sales Milestone. She demonstrates several ways to used a couple of our punches for punching out sentiments. It's always nice to have multiple ways to use any of our products. Take a look:
I also wanted to include a short video from Lisa Curcio showing 5 ways to use the Detailed Trio Punch, one of my favorite punches.
To order any of these punches, just click on the picture of them below.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Team Members' Swaps-(click here if reading in email)

Hi, Everyone,
Today I want to share the beautiful cards my Demonstrator Team members made for our monthly card swap. I have such a talented group of team members!

Linda Ray used the beautiful Accented Blooms stamp and the bleach technique. She heat embossed the stamp with gold embossing powder then "colored" inside the lines of the flowers with a bleach and water solution to lighten out the blue in the flowers. Very pretty!

Next, Judy Weston used the Coffee Café stamp, but made a very interesting fancy fold! Below is the card from the front and opened. So intricate!
Who doesn't like kittens? Jodi Godwin used the cute stamp set Pretty Kitty for her swap. So sweet! In addition she also made another card with the Share What You Love designer series paper. Good use of patterned paper!

Mary Digiovanni did a nice job with the Varied Vases Bundle which is the stamp set and matching punch. She also was very creative using only the Happy in the Happy Birthday thinlit. So elegant!
Nettie Calloway made 2 colorful cards using the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper and a beautiful butterfly on one of them. So colorful!
Vicki Sellars' card reminds of Florida with the tropical leaves on it from the Tropical Escape stamp set. So summery looking!
Thank you Marilyn Kelly for bringing us a very cool make and take. This card is the unique triangle fold style card. The top section folds up and bottom one folds to the side. She used the beautiful Serene Garden stamp set. It was so much fun to make!
And, lastly, my swap was made with several new items from the catalog-Stitched All Round and coordinating framelits Stitched Labels, the new Leaf Ribbon, Delicate Lace Edgelits, the new Climbing Vine Embossing Folder, the new Detailed Trio Punch for the corners, and inside I used the Botanical Tags Thinlits. 

Now do you see what a talented group of Team Members I have? You could join my team, too, and this month get a whole set of 10 stamp pads FREE! That's in addition to the Started Kit which is $125 in products of your choice for only $99 plus tax.  No shipping charges! You are not under any obligations if you should join, unless you want to stay active, and that would only entail $300 in purchases by the end of December! Contact me if you would like to join my team for more information.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New Classes-3 cards-All Occasions (click here if reading in email)

Hi, Everyone,
New classes are cranking  up next week! We will be making 3 cards using new products from our new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that was released June 1st. For just $15, you will go home with 3 completed cards, envelopes, and printed instructions on how to make the cards. All you need to bring are your scissors, adhesives (I have those for sale if you aren't sure what to bring), and a snack to share. The schedule and remaining spots are listed below. The earlier you sign up, the better your chances to get the day you want.
Monday, July 16th at 12:00  FULL
Thursday, July 19th  12:00  2 openings
Thursday, July 19th 5:30 5 openings
Saturday, July 21st 12:00  4 openings
Sunday, July 22nd 2:00 6 openings

Below are the 3 cards we will be making.
The first one uses the beautiful new Springtime Impressions Thinlits and the new Delicate Lace Edgelits.
 The inside features Stitched Labels Framelits and the stamp set Stitched All Around.

 If you like the ocean, then you'll love this card made with Under the Sea Framelits and the stamp set Tranquil Textures.

And last but not least, we'll be using the Saran wrap stamping technique to make a beautiful card using the Rooted in Nature stamp set. This card was inspired from one made by Michelle Zindorf.

Contact me at if you would like to attend one of these classes.

Monday, July 9, 2018

July Home Decor with Stampin' Up Products (click here if reading in email)

Hi, Everyone,
I know many of you see my Facebook posts and it probably looks like all we do is make cards, but Stampin' Up products aren't just for cards. I just completed the 3rd in a series of 4 classes where we made decorative panels from card stock representing the months of the year. These panels are used for decorating our homes by using Velcro dots to attach the panels to a glass plate that is displayed on a decorative easel.

A group of demonstrators in our area that meet monthly participated in a calendar swap where each demonstrator picked a month of the year and made a calendar to be displayed on a stand.

Below is my display for the month of July. The plate flag was inspired by Michelle Zindorf, the pot of daisies was made in a class held by my downline, Linda Ray, and the calendar was made by one of my fellow demonstrators (if you see this and know it's yours, please leave a comment so I can give you credit). I think it looks great! So you see, we do more than make cards! Come join us!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Highlight Videos of my Plate Decor Classes (click here if reading in email to view videos)

Hi, Everyone,
I just want to share all the fun we had at the Plate Decor Classes last week. We made the plate panels for the months of July, August, and September.
Monday's Class

Thursday's Classes

Saturday and Sunday's Classes

Come join us! We have a ton of fun!
Robbie Susan

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday - Using the New Cleaning Shammy (click here if reading in email to view video)

Hi, Everyone,
I have been using the cleaning Shammy in my classes the last week and have found it to be very effective and easy to use. As far as cleaning it, you just rinse it out when you are through using it, or when it becomes saturated with ink. Do let it dry between uses or it will develop a sour smell.  I threw it in the washing machine today and it cleaned up nicely. It fits perfectly in one of our clear DVD size cases. You're really going to want one of these! Here's a short video from Connie Stewart demonstrating how to use it.

If you would like one of these, contact me or click on the picture below to place an order. If you should decide to place an order and it is under $150, please use the Hostess Code CTXHY2Z3.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Buy 3 Get ONE FREE Designer Series Paper Promotion (click here if reading in your email to view complete post)

Stampin' Up has brought back one of it's most popular promotions: Buy 3 packs of our beautiful designer series papers and GET 1 FREE! You could also team up with a friend and split the deal! Below are the papers included in the promotion and below that is a short video that shows you all the papers, piece by piece.

Buy-3-Get-1-Free Designer Series Paper Sale!
Here's the list of the papers available in this promotion...


All the available designer series papers are pictured below. Just click on the paper and it will take you to my store. Please use the Hostess Code CTXHY2Z3. If your order is over $150, do not use the code as you will be eligible for more free products!
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