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Kick-Off Party Post Update

Thank you to my customers that attended the NEW Catalog Kick-Off /Customer Appreciation Party!  A  great time was had by all.  There were lots of giveaways, eats & treats, make-n-takes and a Free copy of Stampin’ Up!’s New Idea & Catalog Book.   I also would like to thank Minnie Cieslak for helping me with my event and her only request for helping me with my party was she wanted to stamp.  Well stamp we did!  I wish I would have taken pictures of my event but sadly I did not.  However here are pictures of the make-n-takes.

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Above card CASE’d from Amanda Mertz

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I do want to say THANK YOU again to all my stamping friends that were able to make it.  It was so much fun and I truly enjoyed talking and stamping with all of them.  I hope you all had as good of a time as I did.  I can’t wait for next year’s event and I’m looking forward to seeing my stamping friends at upcoming events and classes.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Wish Big  Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Pennant Parade

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Petite Pennant Builder Punch, 3/4″ circle punch, 1″ circle punch, 1/2″ circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Hello Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Posy Punch (hostess set)

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, First Edition Digital DSP printed from My Digital Studio

Ink:  Basic Black, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, 1″ punch, 1-1/4″ punch, Punch Pack, Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Need for Speed Card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Need for Speed, Word Play

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, First Edition Digital DSP printed from My Digital Studio

Ink:  Basic Black

Accessories:  3/16 Inch Corner Punch, Black Grosgrain ribbon

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

NEW Catalog Kick-Off Party!

Are you ready for this?!  It’s that time again for a NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalog, and along with that I  am having a Catalog Kick-Off Party I am so excited!!!  Lets get into some details…

This AMAZING event will be held on Saturday July 16th from 5-8PM.  The evening will start off with some great eats & treats.  This night is all about spoiling my customers.   You will have the opportunity to get crafty with make-n-take projects.  Bring your camera because there will be plenty of projects on display for your inspiration.  There will be a Chinese Auction that will give you the chance to win some FREE retired items.

What’s a Chinese Auction?  Each person will receive tickets as they check into the event and those tickets will assist you in winning free stuff.  Each item up for auction will have a bag in front of it, and if you want that item you place a ticket in the bag.  Then at 7:30 pm the auction closes and we draw for the winners of all the items.

What kind of items will be in the auction? There will be lots of items.  Here are a few….retired stamp sets, embellishment items, paper, storage items, ribbon,  and gift certificates just to name a few.

How can I get tickets? You will be able to buy tickets for $0.25 each OR you can earn them for FREE.Here’s how!

*bringing a card or papercraft project to post on the idea display board
*by RSVPing for this event by JULY 9th via email
*for signing up for a class/event (pre-paying to reserve your spot)


*joining a Hostess Club
*by booking a workshop for July, Aug., or Sept.
*by bringing a friend that has not been to any previous event
*for being a previous hostess
*for every $25 order placed that evening (excluding sh/tx)
Things to remember… You will want to bring your calendar to this event so you are able to sign up for classes and select a workshop date that night!  PLEASE RSVP so that I have the proper amount of Make-n-Take projects and food for all.  Oh, I almost forgot the most important part… you get your copy of the NEW Idea Book & Catalog that night.  Here is the list of those who have a catalog set aside for them:








Debby D.

Linda G.



If you don’t see your name on this list I do have a few catalogs left- BUT I only have 16 on hand so once they are gone you will have to wait until the others come in.  So if you want to be sure you go home with a catalog send me an email NOW to RSVP for this event.  You will be able get your copy the evening of this event!!!!
I hope that you are able to make it, if you want to RSVP for this event just click HERE.  I can’t wait to see you on the 16th!!!!

Simple Valentine’s card – Make & Take

I love the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set!  I know I keep saying this but there are so many cute hearts in this set and if you purchase it now Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 from every set sold to the Haitian Relief Fund.  So not only will you get this great stamp set but you’ll be doing your part to make a difference.  Now on to the card…

This is a simple Valentine card I CASED from Kay Kalhoff’s blog.  I love the simplicity of this card.  I didn’t layer as much as she did and I did not have the new Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die  so I used what I had and I think it turned out very cute.  I also stamped the envelope for that extra touch.  I am going to have my group make this card at my next event this weekend.  Thank you for the idea Kay!

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Project info:  All SU products to create this card may be purchased from my SU website.

Simple Valentine Card

Stamp Sets:  I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (117101 wood, 118571 clear), sentiment from Whimical Words found in the Sale-a-bration brochure

Paper: SU Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482), Specialty DSP Sending Love (117153)

Ink:  Real Red Classic ink pad (103133)

Accessories:  SU Whispler White organza ribbon (114319), SU Big Shot (113439) with SU small polka dot Texturz Plate from the Backgrounds 1 set (114512), SU full heart punch 113693), SU dimensional to adhere heart (104430) and SU mini glue dots to adhere ribbon to heart (103683), SU SNAIL adhesive (104332)

Techniques: stamping, paper punching

Mega Holiday Card Event

Saturday, November 14, 2009 1-4 PM

Come create 30 holiday cards using half of the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin’ Kit. PLUS – participants will also create 12 fun holiday gift tags!

All of this for just $35.

Crafters will follow a simple cutting template and assemble 30 beautiful holiday cards. You’ll also have a choice of several holiday greetings to use to customize your cards just the way you like them!

30 cards not enough? Then request double the supplies and you’ll have extra materials to take home and create at least 30 additional cards. 60 cards is $65.

Participants should bring their favorite adhesive.


Reservations and payment must be received no later than October 29, 2009. Please email me now to reserve your spot!

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Welcome Fall 2009!

Cool weather is here!  This weather sure does beat the 100 degree + days we had just a few weeks ago.  I am so excited for the change in the weather it has inspired me to create cards with a fall theme.  I created the following with SU stamp sets For All You Do and Forest Friends. I love these stamp sets they are so versatile.

I recently had my first SU party with a group of fabulous gals and showed these cards.  I hope these inspire you too and I would love to see your creations.

My first Stampin' Up! Party - Fabulous Gals

My first Stampin' Up! Party - Fabulous Gals

Stamp Sets:  For All You Do & Forest Friends

Paper:  In Colors – Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Bermuday Bay, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango

Ink:  Classic Inks Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Markers Always Artichoke & Old Olive

Accessories:  Scallop edge punch, corner round punch, brads & eyelets, hemp twine, White organza ribbon, small adhesive jewels

Techniques:  clear embossing on owl card

Forest Friend owls-For All You Do card2Fall Trees - Thank youThe fall trees card was inspired by SCS member mspfd.

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