Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Catty Par-Tay is NEXT Saturday!!! - Stampin' Up!

WOW! Can you believe that my new catty party is exactly a week from today?! I KNOW! Me neither!

All of my customers who have placed a $50 or more order in the past year, should have the new catty is his or her hands by now. Don't you just LOVE it?!

If you have placed a $50 merchandise order recently and were missed,
please let me know!
If you already have a demonstrator,
contact her for your new catalog,
you will LOVE IT!)

Exactly one week from today, I will have my new Catty Par-Tay! YUP! Say it with a little attitude! :)  You will get to make three cards for $5 AND I've even added a PayPal button so you can RSVP for the class!

My customers who already have the new catty will tell you. I've even added a bookmark in with their catalog (along with a Wish List - a MUST for the new catty!). I used the new Host Stamp set called Best Thoughts on the bookmark too! I think that little butterfly is just so cute!

Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Love Is Kindness - Stampin' Up!

I LOVE the single stamp in the Occasions Catalog called Love Is Kindness. This stamp is a wood mount stamp, but I just put the sticker on the foam rubber and make it into my own style of clear mount stamp so I can easily see where I want to position it on my paper. (NOTE: I also separated the words from the flower, so I can stamp just the flower.)

Here is a REALLY easy card we made over the weekend with my crafters:
Love Is Kindness
Using Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe
AND Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

Don't you just LOVE it? Gotta be honest here. We actually made it using the Coastal Cabana cardstock. But, because I always cut extras, I had one extra of the Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper. And since I didn't want to waste it, I cut an additional card using Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock. **I just cannot get over how FAST the 2013-2015 InColors are selling out! Normally, we would not use a retired item during a class, but since the crafters in attendance all had workshops and several had earned this paper, nice to have extra ideas on how to use it, huh?  :)

I told the crafters that this was the easiest card they would be making all day! They had just made the Berry Basket Project (see Sunday's post for that one) and another project, so this one seemed like a piece of cake! Did you notice the little bit of Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim Ribbon too? I just liked this card and how easy it was to make! 

I had already cut the White Vellum 8.5" x 11 Cardstock from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit so the only thing needed was the assembly on the bag. VERY easy! And was enjoyed by all!

REMEMBER - you can only get the Love Is Kindness stamp through June 2nd. Stampin' Up! has advised that they will make more stamps (if the stamp set sells out), but once May 26th arrives, they will STOP producing retiring stamps. So if this is a stamp set you want, make sure you order it before it is gone!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hubby's Bicycle Accident

Crafters -

As I blogged about previously, during my One Sheet Wonders class a few weeks ago, my husband was involved in a serious bicycle crash in southern Ohio, about two hours from our home.

First a little backstory. My husband is an avid cyclist. When we began dating, almost 20 years ago!, he rode his bicycle A LOT! Some insane number like 10,000 miles a year - ON A BICYCLE?!?! What? Yeah, that's him.

And he's really good too! When I did my first century (that's 100 miles!), which was also my LAST century, at about the 80 mile point, we were going up a rolling hill and I was done! I stopped pedaling my bicycle, and figured I'd just get off the bike and he could come back and pick me up! I was that done! Put a fork in me, whatever your saying is, that's where I was.

He advised me that I could finish the last 20 miles and he placed his hand on the back of my bicycle seat. With him riding next to me, and I wasn't pedaling at that time, he pedaled the BOTH of us up this stupid hill. Never lost his balance. Neither of us fell. He just pedaled us up this hill.

Now I don't know about you, but when I cycle, I look at the sky, watch the road for bumps, watch the cars, chat with other cyclists, look at the ducks and geese, etc. I enjoy cycling, but there is no way that I could cycle me and another person up a small hill without crashing! NO WAY!!

So, after he got me over that stupid rolling hill, I continued to cycle and we made it through the 100 miles. I still have a bicycle and I still ride it on occasion. But I am NOWHERE near the cyclist my husband is.

Ok, so you have a visual picture of the type of cyclist my husband is. Fast forward a few years. In 2012, hubby was able to go to France and was able to cycle on some of the same roads and same courses as the Tour de France. The group he was with was able to get their photographs taken on the Tour de France PODIUM! Here is my hubby's photo:
Good looking fella, huh?

Well, fast forward to April 25th. He was riding his bicycle with some other avid fitness gurus. Most of them are triathletes, so they are really in shape and know what they are doing. Paul's back wheel hit something (diesel fuel or oil), keep in mind that these guys ride on each other's back tire, and Paul fell. His friend Dan Wesley (Wes) was right behind him and thankfully Wes is equally skilled on the bicycle. Wes also fell, but it was a controlled fall (is there even such a thing?). He was injured and was treated as well. 

Paul doesn't remember the crash. His friend Christine held his head while they waited approximately 45 minutes for the emergency squad to arrive - they were WAY out there in rural Ohio. Cell signals and reception are hard to find. The emergency squad transported Paul by ambulance to the Columbus area from Portsmouth. That's usually about a two-hour drive. Paul said they made it in about one.

And here's what my husband looked like when I got to the Emergency Room in Columbus:
Thumbs up!
He always has such a positive outlook!

And here is his helmet:
That "ding" is the front left side of Paul's helmet.

The back of Paul's helmet.
It basically shattered.
BUT it did its job!

So what this very long posting is about is...

  1. Please wear your helmet. On every ride, even the short ones. This elite group of cyclists were only about 2.5 miles into their ride when this accident occurred. For me, that's a bike ride to the grocery store and back. It can happen that quick. Wear a helmet for your family's sake.
  2. Make sure someone knows where you are and how to get in touch with your emergency contacts. Both hubby and I (and even the boy) have Road IDs. Their website is HERE. I'm not receiving any monies from them. That's just who we use. There are a number of styles that should fit most lifestyles. Thankfully, Paul was able to call me himself about 90 minutes after the accident occurred.
  3. Make sure you are with people who know what to do. They don't have to have advanced lifesaving skills. If they can just call 9-1-1, that's good! Thankfully, Paul's friend Christine Pfaff knew what to do! She didn't move him around and she held his head still. She basically made herself his human cervical collar so his head didn't move and she did this for about 45 minutes. Talk about someone being a Godsend. Thank you Christine for being there.
  4. Paul's friends packed up his personal belongings and placed everything, including the bicycle into his car. And my husband had a LOT of stuff! He hangs with some WONDERFUL peeps!
  5. His friend Rocco Maiolo drove Paul's car home for me and parked it in the driveway so that I could concentrate on Paul. I didn't have to worry about finding someone to drive 2 hours, one-way, with me to get his car and bring it back home. Thank you Rocco!
  6. Wes met with us a few days later to check on Paul and to give him the few items that were left behind. Keep in mind, Wes was injured in this accident too! What a nice guy! Thank you Wes!
I know there were others involved in helping my husband, I just don't know everyone. I'm confident I missed at least one person, and I hope they will forgive me for not listing them. But I am so thankful that my husband was ok on this accident. I have never been so thankful for a bunch of bumps and bruises, and even two black eyes!

Bottom line. Safety first and always - wear your helmet. And always surround yourself with wonderful friends. Friends are just BEST!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Berry Basket Project - Stampin' Up!

Several crafters stopped over on Saturday. I had invited my Sale-a-Bration hostesses because I wanted to thank them for having workshops during Sale-a-Bration. 

Check out one of the projects that we made on Saturday.
Berry Basket Die

Ten 3" x 3" cards
(Two of each of 2013-2015 InColors)
Don't forget the Square Envelopes too!

We used the Berry Basket Die and the soon-to-be retired 2013-2015 InColors. We used the Banner Blessings and Papillon Potpourri Stamps sets. All of the 3" x 3" cards were stamped using Baked Brown Sugar (BOY! Am I going to miss that color!). **If you want any of the colors, get them while you can because they are selling out FAST! **

ALSO - Banner Blessings has been around for about six months. It is one of those sets that Stampin' Up! has advised will be here for six months but cannot guarantee it will be here longer. If that set is something you want, get it now too!

We also used the soon-to-be retired (AND on Clearance Rack!) All Abloom Designer Series Paper Pack. and Bitty Butterfly Punch. We used our Stampin' Dimensionals to allow the little butterflies to take flight!

We decorated the Basket with a Tea Lace Doily, added a Deco Labels piece and then used the WONDERFUL Butterflies Thinlits Die.

Because I always cut a few extras, after the crafters had all gone home, I got to play! I stamped the coordinating color on each of the cards. I also added the Trust God Stamp Set. Here's what that set looked like:
Basket Die
Using 2013-2015 InColors Stamp Pads

All other items remained the same.

AND, everyone had a LOT of fun putting this project together. SShhhh... don't tell, but I'm going to make this project (using different colors) for my son's teachers. His teachers are just wonderful. They encourage the students all the time. What a great little note that the teacher can give to the student!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

One Sheet Wonder Class, Quilting Cards, and a Little Bit of Excitement...

Crafters -

On Saturday, I met with some friends and fellow crafters for my One Sheet Wonder Class. We had a LOT of fun! We made six cards, and I LOVED every one of the designs. 

So I had wanted to make some type of quilting card last month. I googled "quilting card" and the ideas were WOW! But the one that spoke to me the most was a card from Karen Barber. You can see her card and posting HERE. She even gave a really GREAT tip to line the pieces and parts with the Stampin' Up! Grid Paper.

One of the six cards was this quilting card.
Dawn's Card

With my retirement, I took a Quilting 101 class about a month ago. HAD. A. BLAST! So, with that 1 little square, I made 11 more and am now in the process of trying to make it into a twin size quilt! With a little help from my Aunt Linda, she was able to get me on the right path. And my friend Monica has also offered her assistance to me. Between me and my family/friends, I may actually be able to get this quilt done!

This quilting card was a HUGE hit! My friend Susan is apparently a quilter! I LOVE these classes. I really get to talk with my friends. And my husband was out of town riding his bicycle with some other bicycle enthusiasts, so we were totally at our leisure! (more on hubby and bicycling in a bit.)

Here are a few of the other quilting cards that were made:

Linda's card

Bev's Card

Susan's card

Isn't this GREAT? Same design, everyone's just looks different! For the white portions, we used the Shimmery White Paper - really pretty!

Did you notice the saying on this card? We used the Trust God Stamp Set. VERY appropriate!

And the excitement we had here... Let me tell you, God really does put us where He needs us to be. My husband was bicycling in southern Ohio and he is an AVID cyclist. While we were finishing our cards, my husband's ringtone came through on my cell phone - NOT a good sign since he doesn't call me in the middle of a bicycle ride. He was involved in a bicycle accident. No vehicles were involved; just the hard pavement. There was an ambulance ride from southern Ohio, MANY tests at the hospital, and even an overnight hospital stay!

I will post more about this in a few days, but let me assure you - Linda, Bev and Susan were exactly where they were needed! And I appreciated each of them VERY much! So thankful my friends are huggers too - cuz I needed them at that moment. Hubby's helmet did the job it was supposed to do and he was with some wonderful people who ensured his well-being! Check back for photos and more information! 

And thank you so very much to my wonderful friends - Linda, Bev and Susan for being here! "Where two or more gather..."  Love you!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cards from Team Meeting

Crafters -

Two weeks ago, I was able to meet with my Team. We were originally scheduled in January. However, all classes and meetings were cancelled. So this was the first time we were able to meet.

As luck would have it, my mom was in Ohio for Easter. We really enjoyed her visit! And since she was formerly a demonstrator, she was also able to attend our Team Meeting. Even had her design a card!

So, because I already had the meeting planned for January, during Sale-a-Bration, we went ahead and just used those card supplies. Unfortunately, since it was now AFTER Sale-a-Bration... well, we went ahead and used those designs anyway!

Check out the fun cards we made! 
Cards Made at Team Meeting
April 11, 2015

We made four cards using the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and the Butterfly Thinlits Dies. SO glad those are available again! They are so beautiful in person! 
Blushing Bride Butterfly Basics

Cameo Coral Butterfly Basics

Lost Lagoon Butterfly Basics
CASED from Shelli Gardner and Dawn Griffith 
Sweet Taffy Butterfly Basics

And check this out! I only had enough of the pink for four cards, and there were six of us. And I always make a couple of extras, so all of a sudden, I was four pink butterflies short! What to do? What to do? Thankfully, the Designer Series Papers match each other!
Sweet Taffy Butterfly Basics

You all know how popular the Lotus Blossom stamp set was during Sale-a-Bration. So I had this extra card ready to go. It does take a little bit of practice to line up the three stamp designs, but the end result is absolutely stunning!
Lotus Blossom Card

My aunt (mom's sister) was also able to stop over and make the cards too! When she saw this design, initially she said "no, that's ok, I'll just watch" and wasn't going to make this card However, when she saw others making it, and saw just how great this card was, SHE made one too! And it turned out beautiful!

And finally, the last card is the card my mom designed. See Mom really likes the Dictionary stamp (I can't believe it is going to retire - NOOOOO!!!!!), and she really liked the Love is Kindness stamp set, so this is what she came up with!
Love Is Kindness Card
Doesn't the "Happy Birthday" from Guy Greetings just match this perfectly? Mom has a good eye, huh?

Well, I hope you have enjoyed the cards from my Team Meeting!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sneak Peek - One Sheet Wonder Card Class

Crafters -

Gotta tell you - I am REALLY enjoying this retirement thing! I used to work the night shift and sleep during the daytime. I have been able to attend the boy's school sporting events AND I've been able to work around the house during the daytime and sleep at nighttime. Who knew?!  :)

Seriously, I have been cutting some of my soon-to-be retired Designer Series Papers for Saturday's One Sheet Wonders class. And having the time of my life doing this too! And it has been so much fun! Especially since each set of six cards uses different colors. I've been using some of my soon-to-be retired InColors too!

So, without further ado... here's a little sneak peek at just one of the cards we will be making on Saturday.
For You Card
One Sheet Wonders Class
Saturday, April 25th, 2015

This card uses Park Lane Designer Series Papers, along with the Love Is Kindness stamp set, a small piece of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies, and do you recognize the bow and "for you" diecuts? That's right! Those are BOTH from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies! And check this out! The pocket holds a cute little bookmark. Cute, huh?

Remember, the accessories (that's basically anything BUT stamp sets) are only available while supplies last. The Blackberry Bliss ribbon and the Park Lane Designer Series Papers are both considered accessories and may not last long... Did you notice when you clicked on the link? The Blackberry ribbon is marked 50% off! This one won't last long!

You can sign up for this class between now and Friday at 12:00 pm (that's noon!). The class is FREE with a $40 purchase that day. BUT, because so many items are selling out so quickly with the Retiring List, and since Stampin' Up! is updating the Clearance Rack on Wednesday, April 22nd, I'm guessing they will go even faster. SO, when you place your online $40 merchandise order between now and Friday at 12:00 noon, YOU can attend the class for FREE! Just send me an email when you place the order, so I can prepare supplies for you also.

Live too far away, unable to attend the class but still want to place an order? Place your online $40 merchandise order before Friday at noon and then send me an email. I'll email the PDF of the cutting instructions for this One Sheet Wonders Class and a group photo of the cards to you. The PDFs will be emailed Saturday afternoon.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Retiring List and Special Offer

Crafters -

Retiring Items Products

Weekly Deals

Clearance Rack

Where did this week go? I'll post photos from my Team meeting later BUT


WOW! Ok, click HERE to go directly to the Retiring Products so you can view photos and see the discounted prices!

And click HERE to go directly to the Weekly Deals so you can view photos and see the discounted prices!

And click HERE to go directly to the Clearance Rack so you can view the photos and see the discounted prices. FYI - Stampin' Up! has advised they will be adding to the Clearance Rack on Wednesday, April 22nd.

AND, because these items sell out quickly, for those who place an ONLINE $40 merchandise order, you will be able to attend the Saturday (April 25th) One-Sheet Wonders class for FREE! This is a $10 class that you can receive for FREE! You MUST let me know by Friday, April 24th at noon Eastern, so I have supplies ready for you.

Live too far away to attend? After you place your online order, send me an email and I will forward by email the PDF of my Saturday One Sheet Wonder cutting instructions and a photo of my cards. The emails will be sent on Saturday afternoon.

** Don't forget to use Hostess Code V4EVDGQN when you place your order. IF you place an order of $150 or more, DO NOT USE this code. You will still receive the free class or PDF though!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April and May Classes - Stampin' Up!

Well, it has been a while since I posted. Thank you all so much for your kind words, the beautiful cards both my mom and I received, and all your prayers. All were much appreciated!

Ok, onto the business portion, now!  :)

I had my team meeting last weekend while my mom was here. Mom used to be a demo, so it was really nice crafting with her and seeing her visit with friends. Mom even designed a card for our meeting! I'll be posting photos of the cards next week.

BUT, now that I have cleaned my craft room (somewhat!) and have looked at our calendar. I have scheduled two card classes for April and May. Before I tell you what those are about, here are a few quick announcements:

  1. Butterfly Thinlits SHOULD be at Stampin' Up! this week. They are offering a special when they arrive. You can always see the upcoming promotions by clicking HERE for the current Stampin' Up! promotions. I will update this blog once the items have been received by Stampin' Up! (FYI - when you order the bundle, you can get a special FREE surprise too!)
  2. The Retired List is announced on April 21st. That's NEXT WEEK!  WOO HOO!
  3. As a demonstrator, I can preorder from the new catty in early May.
Now that you know that information... Here is the CLASS information.

One-Sheet Wonders Card Class
Saturday, April 25th
Many of the Designer Series Papers will be retiring, which means we will be getting some NEW papers (YEAH!). So that I can make room for some NEW papers, how about some One-Sheet Wonders Cards? Never heard of One-Sheet Wonders (or sometimes called OSW)? Well, you take one sheet of Designer Series Papers and you make some cards with that one sheet (and cardstock and some other pieces and parts). We will make 6 cards and the cost will be $10. You must RSVP so that I have time to cut everything ready for you. Let's face it - 6 cards in 1 hour? It can be done! And we will have fun too!

New Catty Card Par-tay
That's right! Say "Par-tay" with some FUN attitude!
Saturday, May 30th
Because I can preorder items from the new catty, we will get to play with some new stuff! We will make 3 cards for $5.

Both card classes are prepay only. And you will need to prepay by noon on the day before the card class. On the CLASSES page, I have added a Paypal button for both classes. Of course, you can always send or drop off a check, if that is easier.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Sale-a-Bration Items Added - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

We were able to go to Florida over the weekend to celebrate my mom's birthday with her. VERY bittersweet. Mom's birthday was very nice but we all did notice my Dad's absence. Fortunately, he was able to sign her birthday card before his passing, and there was even a birthday gift for her from him.
Grandma and boy - celebrating her birthday!
So, I should now be home and things will be getting back to normal, our new normal, within the next few weeks.

Imagine my surprise this morning, when I went online to the Stampin' Up! website. Due to the discontinuation of the Blendabilities line, Stampin' Up! has added even MORE Sale-a-Bration items!

As I'm just getting back into things, please forgive me, but you can click HERE to view the new Sale-a-Bration items. Please notice that even though these items are current items, they have NEW item numbers. YOU MUST USE THESE ITEM NUMBERS TO GET THEM FOR FREE. If you use the regular item numbers, you will be charged the full amount.


Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item #140977
Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item #140976
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item #140975
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item #140974
Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders,  Item #140971
Tag a Bag Accessory Kit, Item #140973
Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape, Item #140970
Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill, Item #140979
1/16" Circle Handheld Punch, Item #140978
1/8" Circle Handheld Punch, Item #140972 

Monday, March 9, 2015

New Sale-a-Bration Items - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Stampin' Up! announced they are offering FOUR new Sale-a-Bration items, available for the month of March only.

You can click HERE to go straight to the flyer that Stampin' Up! has authorized. TWO stamp sets, once accessory pack (in the 2014-2016 InColors - WOW!), and even a 6"x6" vellum stack - LOVE THESE! Only available until March 31st.

Don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals (those change on Tuesdays) and the Clearance Rack. You can get some really good deals on both of those!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Thank You for Your Patience!

Crafters -
Thank you so much for your patience. Many of you know that I cancelled my February card classes very abruptly.
My dad passed away in the wee hours of Friday morning with my mom, his wife of 50 years, by his side. Dad did not want a service, but he did want mom to have a "party" with friends and family to celebrate his life. Because OSU brought him back from the brink, so to speak, he told her he also wanted an Ohio State University sweatshirt displayed at the party. Mom is working on scheduling this "party."
Although I am understandably sad for me and my family, my father was a Christian and I know that we will see him again. Please feel free to pray for our family during this trying time.
Several of you have contacted me privately, asking if you could send flowers for the service. Thank you! My folks were absolutely FLOORED by the care and compassion of the staff at the James, the Wexner Medical Center, and the Ohio State University. In lieu of flowers, mom has requested that a donation be made to OSU in his memory.
Dad's obituary is HERE. (If you prefer to cut and paste:
Again, I thank you for your continued patience. I will update my class schedule sometime in the future...

Monday, February 16, 2015

Class Schedule Updated

Crafters -

I have updated my class schedule. All classes have been temporarily cancelled. I hope to resume classes early spring.

Thank you for your understanding.

- Dawn

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Doughnuts and Cards - Thanks So Much!

Crafters -

I had an absolute BLAST yesterday with all my friends making cards! A couple of new ladies were able to attend and a good time was had by all!

Here are the three cards we made yesterday.
Doughnuts and Cards
January 24, 2015

HELPFUL HINT: Gotta give you a little hint that I learned yesterday. Do NOT use the Lotus Blossom Stamp #3 (the largest of the flowers) on a folding table! It does not provide a nice inked image! We moved that flower stamp to the kitchen counter. You need a FIRM surface for that image. All of the other images were ok on the table, just not the largest flower!

After everyone left and I was cleaning the room, I was able to put away the extra Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes and the Crumb Cake Note Cards and Envelopes, but I had cut Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock to note card size, and I already had the Baked Brown Sugar butterflies cut, and well, I had a couple left over... So I got to play!!!! And did I ever have fun!

First, the close up of the card we made on Saturday during Doughnuts and Cards. We used the Butterfly Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestones, and Petite Pairs Stamp Set. The small inked butterfly on the envelope is from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set.
Doughnuts and Cards
Butterfly Card

And, by adding a few other stamp pads (Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, So Saffron, and Wisteria Wonder), a small amount of Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine, scraps of Whisper White Cardstock, and the 3/4" Circle Punch, I used many of the Butterfly Basics Stamps and made this card with my leftover cut card kits!
Butterfly Basics Card
Amped Up Version!

The amped-up version took a LOT longer to make but I am really pleased with the results. I think this will be my Thank You note for all online orders between now and Valentine's Day. What do you think?

Hope you like this revised card! I know I really like it and can see me making quite a few of these in a variety of colors! Please feel free to leave me a comment below.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Butterfly Basics Class Update - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

UPDATE: Class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Many of you know my work schedule is a little different than most - so I'm sometimes sleeping when the regular world is actually awake and moving! :)

When I made my post the other day, I guess I was a little sleep deprived! Hope you will forgive me!

There has been a question about the the Butterfly Basics Class, scheduled for Sunday, February 8th, from 1p-4p UPDATE: Class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. Here are the beautiful cards you will make at the class:
Butterfly Basics Class
February 8, 2015

I'm offering two different payment options:
  • Butterfly Basics Class - $50 and you will receive the Photopolymer Stamp Set, matching thinlits dies at the class. You will make 4 cards, learn a few techniques, and stamp at my home for 3 hours. You will not place an order for any items. You just let me know you want to attend the class and send your payment to me. You just come as you are!
  • You can place your order to purchase the Butterfly Basics bundle in your choice of wood, clear, or photopolymer to qualify for Sale-a-Bration and/or Hostess benefits. The class cost is then just $15 to make 4 cards, learn a few techniques, and stamp at my home for 3 hours.
  • If you already own the Butterfly Basics stamp set, let me know you want to attend! The class cost is then just $15 to make 4 cards, learn a few techniques, and stamp at my home for 3 hours.

  • UPDATE: Class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
  • You must RSVP by Tuesday, January 27th. Your class payment is your RSVP. 
  • You will need to bring your glass blocks to class on February 8th. You're gonna need those to stamp!
  • Don't forget your adhesive and scissors, etc. to put the cards together! 

The cards we will be making will use a few items from the Spring Occasions catalog too! Did you notice the Blushing Bride rosette from the Artisan Embellishment Kit? And the absolutely beautiful Sahara Sand Lace! That one is my new favorite! We will be heat embossing AND sponging (can you say "emboss resist" for a fun technique?!). One of the cards even uses a little masking. And we get to use a couple different Designer Series Papers (individual patterns may vary from the photos). We will also be stamping and using markers! A fun time will be had by all! Throw in a little chocolate on the tables, and we are set!

Each card uses different color combinations, which we will all use at the class. When you take your stamp sets home, you can begin creating with YOUR supplies!

Can't wait to see you on February 8th for the Butterfly Basics Class!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Butterfly Basics - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

UPDATE: Class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Ever have one of those days (or nights) that you know you have stuff to do, but you really don't want to do what you have to do? Or am I alone in wanting to play with my crafts?  

Well, I received my Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set with its matching Butterfly Thinlits Dies (remember, you can get the Butterfly Basics Bundle and save 15% when you bundle). Anyway, I was getting ready for my Team Meeting on the 31st and wanted to make a Baggie Book set for my friends to make at our meeting. Just one of the projects we will be making that day as demonstrators!

Well, I liked this ser so much, I decided to offer this for my February class! Here's a sneak peak of one of the cards:
Butterfly Basics Card Class in February

Isn't it pretty? Gotta tell you - looks so much nicer in real life! And don't you just LOVE the flower in the center? That is only available for a limited time. It is the Artisan Embellishment Kit. And the little bit of ribbon under the Happy Birthday? Beautiful Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim.

When you attend my Doughnuts and Cards Class on Saturday, January 24th, YOU can see all of the cards in person!

You can see my class schedule HERE and I've added an online payment option for the Butterfly Basics Class Fee. UPDATE: Class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Contact me if you have any questions!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Weekly Deals and a NEW Stamp Set - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

WAIT until you see the FABULOUS deals offered by Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals. Here they are:

Angled Tag Topper Punch, Item #133323
Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon, Item #133668
Hello Honey 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon, Item #133671
Tangelo Twist 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon, Item #133669
Starburst Framelits Dies, Item #132967
Little Pieces Embosslits Die, Item #133733
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Item #133787
Watercolored Winter Kit - Digital Download, Item #136678

Check out this NEW Photopolymer Stamp Set:

Better Than E-Mail Photopolymer Stamp Set, Item #140463

Now, don't get me wrong, I like my Creatively Yours Stamp Set and use that all the time, BUT when I saw the Better Than E-mail Photopolymer Stamp Set, I actually placed my order at 4:30 this morning!  :)   Shhh.... don't tell my husband. I already placed an order the other day. And did I mention? This stamp set also works with the Angel Policy when you sell your cards! See how they each have the Stampin' Up! copyright under each of the stamps? That's it!

Don't forget about Sale-a-Bration too! Between now and March 31st, when you place a $50 merchandise order, you also get to choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration Item! But these are only available through March 31st.

AND when you use Hostess Code EZ49GP7E for your online order of $50 or more, I'll even send you four cute (and quick) cards! Just send me an email when you place your order, and I'll get those to you - just a little "Thank You" for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

OOHHH - I almost forgot! Check back later this week to see the really cute Card Bash Celebration Books that the ladies made! No two were alike and we had a BLAST! You will LOVE the creations these ladies made!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Doughnuts and Cards Class - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

The new year will be here NEXT WEEK! WOW! I'm so excited about 2015!

You see, I am able to retire in 2015! YEAH!!!!!!!!! Don't get me wrong. I LOVE my job. I LOVE the people I work with and work for! If I didn't have this job, I would have NEVER met my husband (yes, blind dates do work! Thanks to my friend Theresa for introducing me to hubby all those years ago!)

But, I digress... The Coffee and Card Hour that we did in September, October, and November, was a really good idea. Everyone liked that they could stop in and make a card and be done in an hour. But the class needed tweaked a little. So, tweak I did!

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 9a-10a, we will be having a Doughnuts and Cards Class. The cost is $10 to make 3 cards in the 1 hour. You will need to bring your adhesive, or I will have some available for sale here.

Want to see the cards we will be making? Talk about some SNEAK PEEKS from the upcoming Spring Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure!
January 24, 2015 Cards
Doughnuts and Cards Class

All are notecard size. All supplies are available beginning January 6th and ending on March 31st. 

From left to right:

  • Lotus Blossom Stamp Set. This is a FREE stamp set with a qualifying Sale-a-Bration order. All five colors of the new 2014-2016 InColors are used on this card. It also has an inside greeting.
  • Butterflies Thinlits Die. This is a set of THREE different butterfly thinlits and they are beautiful! The cost of these three thinlits is just $24.95! Imagine how many cute cards you can make with this! I paired this butterfly card with the Petite Pairs Stamp Set. This should be a less than 5-minute card, but does take about 10 minutes total because you have to get rid of all those little pieces from the die cutout. It is so easy - regardless of the time! And we added a little bling of Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments for his body.
  • Moon Lake Stamp Set. You saw this stamp set used over the weekend at my Open House. Here's just another easy way to use it. We stamped and then colored it with miscellaneous colored pencils.
Two of the cards are NO LAYER CARDS! So easy to send AND make!

Oh, I did mention that I would have some doughnuts here to celebrate on January 24th, right? My 25 year work anniversary is actually at the end of the month, but doughnuts are good anytime!

Contact me to reserve your spot now!