Going Off-Line for a Bit!

Hello Everyone!  I thought I would pop in and give you an update on several things.

 

You may have noticed that my blog is missing a lot of stuff that I had previously on my sidebars (i.e., catalogs, specials, etc.).  Not to worry… I am working with a designer and she is doing some maintenance work and hopefully it will be back together very soon.  “crossing fingers”

 

I now have a full-time position as an office manager for a small boutique audit services firm located 30 minutes from home.  The job interview and offer came very quickly!

 

Lauren (DD) started high school two weeks ago!  Crazy, how times flies!  She attended her first high school dance last Friday and she showed me a video that was taken.  Holy cow!  It looked like a concert with about a thousand or more kids dancing to the music that the DJ was playing.  So far, she is liking the high school experience (no complaints is good).

 

I have a Halloween class planned for October and we will be making the Witching Decor Project Kit!  It will be a spooky-good time!  I have lots of good items to share with you from the Holiday Catalog.  So until then, be safe my friends!

 


Posted on : Aug 29 2015
Posted under Miscellaneous |

Thinking of You

As soon as I saw this stamp set that was launched last year as part of Stampin’ Up!’s monthly photopolymer program, I knew I had to get it.  I have a few friends that live across the country and this is just a perfect way to let them know that they are being thought of.  This card was made with my good friend Cindy in mind, she loves the color Pool Party.  She lives in South Carolina and I only see her at Stampin’ Up! events, now that the events are going globally, we will have to figure out how to meet up!  It is always an adventure when we get together.

 

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GOTTA HAVE IT? Please click on the Stampin’ Up! product images below for more details and easy, on-line shopping. A printable supply list is available as well!


Posted on : Aug 26 2015
Posted under Cards, Photopolymer |

Weekly Deals: August 25 – August 31

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Announcing a new batch of Weekly Deals!  Weekly Deals discounts are now available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices, so be sure to place your order before the deals run out!

Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack as well!  There are some awesome deals to be had over there, too!


Posted on : Aug 25 2015
Posted under Stampin' Up! Specials & News |

Best Thoughts Spotlight

I have to confess something.  I have been a demonstrator for about 10 years now and I have never used the “spotlighting technique”.

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Spotlighting Technique Step-by-Step:

  1. Stamp the main image in Black Stazon ink.
  2. Stamp the part of the image that will be highlighted again, this time on a smaller piece of cardstock.
  3. Punch out the part of the image that will be highlighted.
  4. Color in the punched image.
  5. Adhere image to a slightly bigger, colored cardstock punch out.  This will draw attention to the image.  I did not do this with mine, I just simply sponged the edges.
  6. Line up the layered punch out over the main image and adhere.
 Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:


Posted on : Aug 24 2015
Posted under Big Shot, Cards, Technique |

A Treat Worth Dying For – Team Stamp It Blog Hop

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Hello there and welcome back for this months Stamp It Group’s blog hop ~ Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!  You should have arrived here from Lori Mueller’s blog.  If not and I’m your first stop – no worries! Simply use the back/next buttons at the bottom of this post to navigate your way around the hop.  This month, as Demonstrators we are able to preorder brand new holiday stamp sets and accessories from the upcoming Holiday Catalog a month before they’re available to you.  The ability to preorder is a built-in perk for demonstrators.  If you are interested in signing up, please call or email me.  I know that you will have an amazing time falling in love with the new Holiday Catalog!

 

**WARNING** I have been a demonstrator for 10 years and OMG…this Holiday Catalog is the BEST by far, you are going to want to get your hot little hands on a copy today.  Please send me an email if you would like a copy!  I am super excited to show you the new Happy Haunting suite.  I used the Sweet Hauntings stamp set and the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper to create this adorable little box filled with chocolate!

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I stamped the tag twice and fussy cut the greeting.  Check out the close up of the tag.

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Here is a view from the top.  I placed 6 Hershey Nugget inside the box.

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will continue the rest of the way around our hop!  Up next is Mary Bush, I know she has something great in store for you all today!

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Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • The holder is 2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-3/4″ and 4-3/4″.
    • TIP: cut and score the card stock BEFORE you use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
  • The side pieces are 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ and scored at 1/4″ from the sides.
  • The DSP to wrap the Hershey Nuggets are 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.

My project supply list:


Posted on : Aug 22 2015
Posted under 3-D Items, Blog Hop, Halloween |

Inspire. Create. Share. Convention – Gifts from Friends

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Check out the wonderful gifts that I received this year at the Inspire. Create. Share. 2015 Stampin’ Up! convention.

 

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from OKSANA SEMENSKA

Oksana and I are both sideline members in our Team Stamp It demonstrator group.  We first met each other (roomed together) at Leadership in 2011 in Nashville, TN.  She lives in Florida and it is always a treat to see her at SU! events!  Look at this beautiful initial that she made.  Right now it is sitting on my bookshelf and soon it will be hung on my wall in my craft room.

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This is one of my favorite pictures of us.

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from TERESA HOWE

Teresa and I are also sideline members in our Team Stamp It demonstrator group.  We have never met in person until now!

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I am thrilled that we finally met in person and got to celebrate our anniversary walk together.  Happy Anniversary to us!  Wow, time flies when you are having fun…10 years!

 

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from Cindy Ardis

Cindy I met five years ago at Convention.  We have became fast friends and as they say the rest is history.  She does not have an up line but my demonstrator group under the direction of Tami White have “adopted” her into the group and we all make sure she is a welcomed and a valued member!  I am blessed to have Cindy as a roommate while attending past SU! Leadership and Conventions.

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This little treat box looks like a petit four, but it is actually body lotion.  How fun is that!

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I will say that she totally out did herself with this years roomie gift and I am so very thankful!  Here is my favorite picture of us from Leadership in San Antonio, TX!

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Posted on : Aug 21 2015
Posted under Convention 2015, Friendly Friday |

Paper Pumpkin Thank You

While attending convention last month, I had the opportunity to purchase some new Paper Pumpkin business supplies. I used the Promoting Paper Pumpkin Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 141467) to send thank you cards to my customers that have a Paper Pumpkin subscription.  I am thrilled that Stampin’ Up! designed an exclusive stamp set to promote Paper Pumpkin in our businesses!

 

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Check out my stamped envelope!  Maybe USPS will check it out, as I stamped the website for Paper Pumpkin too!

 

My project supply list:

 

Now through September 10, first-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers can skip to the savings with 50% off their first two months!

 

It is a great time to try Paper Pumpkin. After the first two months, if you choose to keep the creativity coming it is only $19.95 USD/$24.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included).
Please head on over to PaperPumpkin.com to join! Use promo code: HALFOFF and sign up by Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 11:50 PM (MT).

Posted on : Aug 19 2015
Posted under Cards, Paper Pumpkin, Photopolymer, Stampin' Up! Specials & News |

Weekly Deals: August 18 – August 24

weekly deals

Announcing a new batch of Weekly Deals!  Weekly Deals discounts are now available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices, so be sure to place your order before the deals run out!

Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack as well!  There are some awesome deals to be had over there, too!


Posted on : Aug 18 2015
Posted under Stampin' Up! Specials & News |

Scissor Charm

I have been meaning to make some scissor charms for a while now and I am thrilled that I finally made time to sit down and make them.  I have been saving the SU! logo that arrives on the sticker sheet that comes with new stamp sets.  These turned out pretty cool, don’t you think?

 

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A few other products that I used that are either SU! retired items and found at a local craft store:

  • Bottle Caps
  • Fabric
  • 4″ ball chain
  • Europunch
GOTTA HAVE IT? Please click on the Stampin’ Up! product images below for more details and easy, on-line shopping. A printable supply list is available as well!


Posted on : Aug 17 2015
Posted under 3-D Items, Big Shot |

Inspire. Create. Share. Convention – SLC Adventures

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During past SU! events Cindy and I have taken a little road trip to see things in the cities (or neighboring states) that the events are held.  This year we arrived in Salt Lake City at the same time on Wednesday morning and grabbed a rental car for half a day and ventured out.  Over the years we have always heard Shelli (CEO of Stampin’ Up!) talk about her favorite store.  So we went there and let me just say that it is totally a Shelli store!  : )  I purchased a pair of pearl drop earrings and a nice scalloped t-shirt (dressy one).  This is a beautiful store and they have so many lovely things for the home, body, and soul.

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Then we headed over to Thanksgiving Point to see Brick Canvas before we went to the Gardens.

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Having a little fun in the Secret Garden!

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Thanksgiving Point Gardens is a 50-acre slice of heaven.  The photos do not do it justice and I just couldn’t get over the vibrant color and lushness of the area.  A few of my favorite places here were the Secret Garden, Monet Lake, Koi View Pier, Italian Garden and the Waterfall Amphitheater.

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On Saturday after closing general session, we grabbed a quick bite of lunch and headed back to the hotel to wait for our tour.  We took the Kennecott Copper Mine and Great Salt Lake tour from CityTours.org.  Chris was our tour guide and gave us so much history and background of the areas.

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First we headed from the hotel to the Great Salt Lake.  We were warned that it might smell like sulfur but to our amazement, it did not (thankfully)!  Did you know that the Great Salt Lake is the saltiest lake in the western hemisphere?

We then transferred to a small passenger van to drive up a very long and bumpy road in the Oquirrh Mountains to 9,000 foot elevation for a spectacular overlook views of the largest man-made hole in history.  It is almost 1 mile deep and 3 miles wide.   The Kennecott Utah Copper Mine in Bingham Canyon is the richest copper mine in history.  Did you know that this hole is so large that it is visible from space?

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On the way up the mountain we saw some wildlife.  How about some wild turkeys and mule deer?  On the way down, we spotted several mule deer but they ran very fast into the brush.

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Posted on : Aug 14 2015
Posted under Convention 2015, Friendly Friday |