Sunday, July 31, 2016

I'm TRYING to Bring Birthdays Back!

These are two cards that I sent to friends in July in my quest to "Bring Birthdays Back."  Do you miss receiving a hand addressed envelope in the mail?  And something that's not a bill or a piece of junk?!  I know I was excited each time I found such an envelope in my mailbox for my birthday!

I have been making cards (and teaching others how to do it!) for over 8 years now, and I am probably the WORST at NOT sending them!  How silly is that?  A few weeks ago I took the challenge and joined the movement: #imbringingbirthdaysback.   CLICK HERE to learn about the movement!

If you would like to receive a card from me on your next birthday - just E- MAIL ME your birthday and mailing address.

If you would like to join the #imbringingbirthdaysback  movement - then you need to join me at a stamping event and start creating cards that you can send to your family and friends!

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Friday, July 29, 2016

More Drapery Cards

In an earlier blog post I showed you the Drapery Cards I made as samples for my June stamp club classes.  I encouraged my stampers to be creative when making their cards, and below are some of the creative cards that my club members created.

I am always amazed at the creativity of my stampers!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Drapery Cards

Below are three cards using the Drapery Fold technique.   We made these cards at my June stamp club meetings.  (Yes, June; I am a little behind posting my projects!)  These cards are a great way to showcase Stampin' Up!'s fabulous Designer Series Paper. 

For the two cards pictured above, I cut the paper a little differently and made more folds in the paper.  These cards were made using the same DSP - with different sides of the paper showing. 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Paper Pumpkin July 2016

Another fun Paper Pumpkin kit arrived in my mailbox!  Watch the video to see what I will probably be making for our next BINGO favors!

If you are not signing up for Paper Pumpkin because you want to make cards only - there are always TONS of ideas online for other ways to use the supplies in each Paper Pumpkin kit.  Below are a few photos that show how cards were made (using a few additional supplies) from this month's kit.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and to sign up.  Give it a try!  If your're not happy - just contact Stampin' Up! and they will do whatever they can to make you happy!

CLICK HERE to visit my Stampin' Up! website!
  • Sign up for a stamp class.
  • See current Stampin' Up! promotions - there is a good one this month!
  • Shop 24/7

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Monday, July 18, 2016

My Birthday Bash with Breakfast and Bingo

Today is my birthday!  I celebrated over the weekend doing one of my favorite things - stamping!  I hosted my 4th Annual Birthday Bash, this year with Bingo!   It was a busy morning and I didn't get to take photos of everything that I wanted to!  This is a "cake" I made using Hershey's Nuggets.  It went home with another birthday girl, Lynne, whose birthday was the day before.  She is one of my good friends and Stampin' Up! team members.

We started our morning with breakfast (no photos) and then we got right into playing  Bingo and drawing names for door prizes.  Our first winner was Debbie, who also won the first door prize.  She also won the jackpot game - which was a $120 gift certificate for Stampin' Up! merchandise.  Must be why she has such a big smile!

Debbie takes turns bringing her grandchildren with her to Bingo, and today it was Tim's turn.  He won one of the Bingo games, and I see chose the big candy bar as his door prize!

Below is Lisa with her Bingo prize.  This was the third time I hosted Bingo - Stampin' Up! style, and Lisa won a prize at all three events!

I'm sorry to say that I don't know who won the 4th game of Bingo!  I was busy cleaning up and didn't get to see who won - I'm guessing it was Debbie!  It certainly was her lucky day!

The day was full of surprises, and everyone went home with the birthday cards they stamped, a door prize, and a surprise gift for everyone.  Check back to see the stamping projects we made.

The next Bingo (Stampin' Up! style) will be on Saturday, October 1st.  Save the date!  I am still working on details - registration will begin in August.

My regular stamp classes will be held this weekend.  CLICK HERE for more information and to RSVP.  Space is limited to 6 at each class, so please RSVP to get your preferred spot.  We make the same projects at all sessions.

CLICK HERE to see Stampin' Up!'s current promotions.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

June Stamp Club Projects

These are the projects we made at my June Stamp Club Classes.  The ladies who came went home with 5 cards this month - instead of the usual 2.  I wanted to say an extra "thank you" to those stampers who are so faithful in coming to class and supporting my business!  Check back for details about each set of cards and the bonus "3D" project!

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CONTACT ME if you would like more information about my stamp club classes.  They are only $7 per class - or FREE with a minimum $15 order.  No commitment to attend every month - but the rewards add up the more you attend and spend!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Guy Greetings!

Still catching up with the cards we made at May Stamp Club classes. These are some sample cards I made using the Guy Greetings stamp set from Stampin' Up!  Two of the cards used Washi Tape, since that was the theme for the May projects.  Stampers could choose to make one of these cards - or to use them as inspiration to make one of their own design.  Below are close ups of each card.

The card with the anchor seemed to be the favorite of most people - but that could because we are a Navy community and live near the beach!

CLICK HERE to see my calendar of events, including my 4TH ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH WITH BREAKFAST AND BINGO!

CLICK HERE to see current Stampin' Up! promotions and to shop 24/7.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

What's Washi?

I'm trying to catch up on posting my stamp club projects.  Several people have asked me about Washi Tape - so I searched Pinterest for ideas of what to do with it!   These were the first cards we made at my May stamp classes - made using washi tape and the now retired 2014-2016 In Colors card stock from Stampin' Up!  These were really quick and easy cards to make for any occasion.  For other ideas using Washi tape, check out myWASHI TAPE PINTEREST BOARD.

The words were cut out from the Hello You Thinlits Dies.  I asked my club members to use the black piece of card stock that was left after cutting out the words - and use it to make a card.  I had two people take that challenge and their cards are below:

Linda's card

Kelly's Card

PLEASE CONTACT ME if you would like more information about my stamp club classes.

VISIT MY STAMPIN' UP! WEBSITE to RSVP to a stamping event and to see current Stampin' Up! promotions.  Spend $50 this months and get a $5 coupon to use next month!

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Bonus Days!

Do you have a lot of  items on your wish list?  Want to stock up on card stock?  Spend $50 (before s/h and tax) and you will get a $5 coupon to spend in August!  

Click on the picture above to go to my online store!

BONUS BONUS!!   If you are a local stamper - choose a retired stamp set or package of retired DSP for every $50 you spend in July!  Not local?  Just pay shipping for your free items!  While supplies last.

If placing your order online, please use the hostess code: DVU4ZQZJ  when checking out.

CONTACT ME if you would like me to place your order for you.

CLICK HERE to see my upcoming stamping events!  I would love to have you join the fun!  

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Paper Pumpkin June 2016

Another fun Paper Pumpkin kit showed up in my mailbox last month!  And someone may end up with a cute banner card from this kit on his/her next birthday.  CLICK HERE to find out how it could be YOU!   

These fun kits can show up in your mailbox, too.  Just CLICK HERE for more information and to get started.  Or CONTACT ME to purchase a one month trial subscription.

Order by July 10 to get this month's kit!

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Monday, July 4, 2016


Happy Birthday, USA!

 In honor of our great nation's 240th birthday, I am making a pledge to help Bring Birthdays Back!  This #imbringingbirthdaysback movement started several months ago by one of Stampin' Up!'s awesome trainers, Shannon West.  You can read about her "movement" by CLICKING HERE.

The photo below shows a small portion of the birthday cards that I have been hoarding in my craft room since I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator 8 years ago.  These are cards we made in my classes, or SWAPS that I received at Stampin' Up! events.  Even though I teach classes on how to make these beautiful cards - I am guilty of NOT SENDING THEM!  I have fallen into the trap of sending a quick birthday message using social media.  But that is not nearly the same as opening up the mailbox and seeing an envelope with handwriting.  And oh, the excitement of opening up the envelope and seeing what's inside - especially if it is a hand crafted beauty!

So, if you are missing the excitement and fun of receiving a birthday card with a hand written message inside - please leave a comment below with your birthday and then EMAIL ME with your  mailing address and I will send you a card on your next birthday!

You can join the movement, too!  Join me at my 4th Annual Birthday Bash  with bingo and breakfast.  You will learn how easy and fun it is to create birthday cards like these,  Take advantage of early bird pricing ($20)  if you prepay by July 8th.  Just click on the Pay Pal link at the top of the page to reserve your spot.  More details can be found BY CLICKING HERE


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