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Scentsational Season

Scentsational Season
Scentsational Season, set of 6

Stampin' Up! has events across the country throughout the year.  These regional events allow Demonstrators from the surrounding areas to attend a fun filled day with product demonstrations, swaps, and presentations by SU corporate staff.  Last weekend the regional was in Lansing, Michigan and there were 850 attendees.  200 of those were guests of Demonstrators and 70 of those guests signed up to be Demonstrators themselves!  WOW!

Blog_Nov12_lansing_1Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!, attends nearly every regional event (nearly every SU event actually ~ she is amazing!) and she presents a project.  This is her Lansing project ~ a little gift for a friend or neighbor made with the Fancy Favor Die.  She cut off the decorative edge on the top and wrapped the box in designer series paper.

The handles are added using Circle Punches.  It's a little hard to read but, if you want to make this for a cute Christmas gift, here is what you would do ~ 1.  Punch a circle from Whisper White card stock using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch.  2.  Use the 2 1/2" Circle Punch over the top of the previously punched circle creating the handle.  3.  The bottom circle in the picture shows where to cut (the solid line), score (the dotted line).  4.  Fold on the dotted line and attach to your box using Sticky Strip.

Stampin' Up! offers a wonderful opportunity to have fun at your job and earn money doing it ~ it is fabulous to be able to share what you love with others.  And, this month, if you sign up YOU receive a full set of new stamp pads ~ plus over $100 worth of products.  Call me or email me for more information and join my team.

Change ~ Calendar Class

I am changing the date of my next 2013 CALENDAR CLASS from Thursday, November 29, to Sunday afternoon, December 2.  The reason for the change is that it is a class that takes some time ~ you will be creating 12 months ~ and an evening class would be too difficult as we all have to get up the next morning to get to work.  So, if you have signed up, please change the date on your schedule.  Thanks in advance for working with me on this change.

If you are not signed up and would like to ~ EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS!

Kelly's Gifts

Kelly's Tiles
Kelly Berg, a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and a member of my group ~ Southern Stars ~ stopped by the other night to show me the gifts she was making for friends.  I am sure her friends will be thrilled!  Kelly used Travertine Tiles from Lowes.  She said they were about fifty cents each and they were next to the tumbled marble tiles.  These tiles are smoother and easier to stamp on.  Kelly stamped the tiles using Stazon ink and colored them with a Blender Pen using Refill Ink.  When the design was completed she sprayed them with a clear spray to set the ink.  Thanks so much for sharing, Kelly!

Tile 1 Tile 2

Tile 3 Tile 4

What's new?



 TrimmerYou are going to love this new trimmer from Stampin' Up~ and it is available NOW!  There are so many advantages ~ the redesign corrects all of those things we have been complaining about for years with our old style cutter. 


It's INK-Redible


This is an amazing offer from Stampin' Up!  Need ink?

I can help!!  Become a Hostess in the month of November and have a minimum $450 party during the promotion period and you will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Up! Stamp Pads.  That means you can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals--a $49.95 value!
Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits ($65.00 plus one half price item!) -- INK-redible!


Download the Ink-Redible Flyer HERE

 In addition, this offer applies to anyone who joins my team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators! It's such an amazing offer, who can resist?  I would be happy to answer any questions you might have ~ email me now!



Calendar Class preview

I am working from my ipad ~ computer is under the weather ~ I am anxiously awaiting news of it's condition. I had a 2013 Calendar Class on Sunday ~ lots of fun calendar gifts were made by some happy stampers. I thought I would show you the Jan/Feb samples and tell you that I will be repeating the class on Thursday evening, November 29, in the Cat/Art Studiio. I would love to have you join me!

Calendar Class preview

Awesome Jennifer & her Angry Birds

I have awesome ladies in my Stampin' Up! group of Demonstrators, Southern Stars, and I thought you would enjoy an email note I received recently from Jennifer Dreibelbis who lives in Franklin.  Her son, Kenny, turned four this year and she created a super fun ANGRY BIRDS PARTY for him.  Here is her note and the pictures of her fun creations ~

I just realized I never sent you the pictures of some of the Angry Birds things I made for Kenny's birthday party.  It was a pool party, so I put the pig on a float in the water instead of on blocks for the invitation.  I made keychains using punched birds and pigs and hung them off the goody bags which I decorated to look like the bird's faces.  I made a party game using some cans, spray painted them green and drew pig faces on with a sharpie, then the kids stacked them up and knocked them over with little Angry Birds dog toys I got on clearance!  My mother-in-law made the cakes and decorated them to look like a bird and pig. 

Angybird invitation Jennifer
Angrybird gift bags Jennifer

Angrybirds stacking game Jennifer

Angrybirds cakes Jennifer
Jennifer, thanks so much for sharing ~ you did a super job!  If you are reading this and would be interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator now is a great time!  Stampin' Up! is giving new Demonstrators an entire set of stamp pads for joining ~ your choice of Subtles, Brights or Regals.  Email me now so we can talk about all the possibilities and get you started today!

Affection Collection

Birthday Box for Rosie
Birthday Tag
This is a birthday box for my lovely sister-in-law, Rosie, whose birthday was yesterday ~ so I couldn't show you until today ~ I didn't want her to see her surprise!  I used the stamp set AFFECTION COLLECTION to make the tag.  You can find the stamp set on page 35 in Stampin' Up!'s HOLIDAY CATALOG.  It is a gorgeous set and one that I will be using a lot in the coming month!

Affection Collection

Affection Collection Clear-Mount Stamp Set 127949
Price: $21.95

Vintage style and romance just seem to belong together--as they do in this ornately beautiful eight-piece set. Create a lovingly handcrafted valentine's day card for someone special--or use this set to make stunning wedding-themed tags and cards. Coordinates with the Modern Label and Small Heart Punches.

Set Quantity: 8

Define Good 

GOOD is beneficial;salutary:  'a good class'.  Beneficial?  Yes, having holiday projects finished in November is beneficial!  So, join me for my CHRISTMAS STAMP A STACK CLASS on Saturday morning, November 10, beginning at 10 AM.  Register by Monday morning, November 5.  The class fee is $30.00 and includes Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double sided tags) and Festival of Prints Paper Pack (48 sheets of 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 double sided paper) from the Holiday Catalog.  Email me NOW!