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June My Paper Pumpkin Video

Alan and I are in the mountains this weekend so I thought you might like to see some Stampin' Up! videos while I am gone.  This one is about the June Paper Pumpkin Kit that arrived in my mailbox this week.  It features a cute summer project ~ one that would be great with kids! 

If you would be interested in some fun projects arriving in your mail box  simply visit today.


Southern Stars Swap

At our team meeting on Tuesday one of our activities was a card swap.  Swappers make their cards at home and bring them to the meeting.  My team always does a really great job with their swap cards so I thought you might like to see some of the cards ~

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SS card 3

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SS card 1

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This was Ellen's first swap ~ nice job!


Southern Stars Style

Yesterday I mentioned that Kathy Winter was our demo for the evening.  Kathy demonstrated how to make the cute card below and she brought everything so that everyone at the meeting could make the card!  Thank you, Kathy!!!


I have an absolutely fabulous team, love them!  Our next meeting is on July 26 and we will be having a SHOE BOX SWAP and lunch together.  If you think you would like to have some stamping fun Southern Stars Style just let me know.  Stampin' Up! has a great special for June ~ YOU can become a Demonstrator for just $50!  There are so many benefits to being a Demonstrator if you like to craft ~ it will open up a whole new world! 

Southern Stars & the DSP Sample Book

Last night was our monthly team meeting and the Southern Stars got together to create a DSP SAMPLE BOOK.  A what?  With the new Stampin' Up! catalog comes lots of new products and, specifically, all of the Designer Series Paper ~ it's all new!  So everyone created page after page of the new paper ~ labeled and organized so that you could see title, the colors and both sides of each of the paper designs.  It is a great tool as you can see each actual piece of paper, not a picture in the catalog ~ ask me about it when you are in the Cat/Art Studio next time.  AND, even more fabulous is that next month, JULY, Stampin' Up! is offering a DSP SPECIAL ~ buy 3 and get 1 FREE.  Yea!  Here's some of the team members ~ working hard (and, having a great time!).

SS ~ Marion
Marion wore the perfect outfil for the DSP ~ Back to Black!!


SS ~ Kelly
Kelly Fidler cut lots of DSP last night!



SS ~ Margaret
Margaret Spencer ~ Happy Birthday!



SS ~ Kathy
Kathy Winter ~ our demo for the evening!



This card uses two new stamp sets ~ Chalk Lines and Traveler.  The ink color is Lost Lagoon which is one of Stampin' Up!'s five new ink colors this year.  The ribbon on the tag is a good way to tell the true color.


This is a stamp titled 'Friends Who Know' and it says 'We'll be Friends forever because you already know too much'!  Don't we all have someone that we could send this card to?  The base card is covered with the gold vellum designer series paper and the gold foil is layered underneath the saying.  Hope you enjoyed the cards from Saturday's stamp-a-stack.  My next STAMP-A-STACK CLASS will be in August.  This will be a HOLIDAY SAS and will run for 4 months ~ let me know if you are interested.  You can email me now to get on the class list ~ each month you will make 12 cards and there will be lots of holiday cards so that you will have a head start on Christmas!



This is the wedding card that we did in class on Saturday.  I absolutely LOVE the new embossing folder, Lovely Lace, don't you?  You can find it on page 227 in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  Don't have one yet?  Let me know and I will put one in the mail to you ~ all you pay is shipping.  More tomorrow.....

Stamp-a-Stack this morning ~

What's a STAMP-A-STACK?  It's a card making class with six designs and everyone makes two of each of the cards to take home with them.  It's a busy morning of card making.  I thought I would show you some of the cards we will be making this morning ~ the theme for June is get well, birthday & wedding ~


Birthday card using the new mustache framelit and the alphabet rotary stamp!  This is a Gate Fold Card ~ score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" ~ easy peasy!


This birthday card uses the new stamp set, So Very Happy, watercolor paper and glitter!


Get well card for Mom or your best girlfriend.  The stamp set is Flower Patch and is bundled with the Flower Fair framelits which makes it so easy to use.  The pretty pink ribbon is Blushing Bride cotton ribbon which is new this year and comes in Twelve Colors! You can get a spool of this ribbon, FREE, just by placing a $50 online order and using the HOSTESS CODE YBFMUGRU.   I'll email you to find out which of the 12 colors that you would like me to send you.

Thanks for stopping by ~ I'll show you the other 3 cards tomorrow.  Have a wonderful day!

Still Time to Join

Friday, the 13th!!  Oh no!  But a great time to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and join my team!   

You can build a business, make money to support the crafty habit you love or just have fun purchasing from Stampin' Up!'s new catalog at a discount.  There is a great offer this month.  You can start your business for $50, and with that $50, get product from the brand new 2014-2015 annual catalog just released this week!  You also have the option of purchasing the regular starter kit for $99. You choose which products you want, both kits come w business supplies.

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From now through June 30, new recruits that join Stampin' Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value.)  You build your kit your way, with what you want.  Let me know if you have questions or if I can help you complete the sign up process.  I would love to have you as a member of my team, Southern Stars! 

You can purchase either of these two kits when you join today!  Contact me if you have any questions or need me to help you through the process.


Patriotic M & T

What's my favorite new product in Stampin' Up!'s 2014-2015 Catalog?  That's right ~ it's the new STAR FRAMELITS!  What's yours?


Star card open house


Stamp set:  Be the Star, page 93, Stampin' Up! catty

Ink:  Real Red and Lost Lagoon (new in-color!)

Card Stock:  Real Red, Whisper White and Lost Lagoon

Accessories:  Stars framelits ~ 5 layering dies, largest is 4 3/4" ~ my favorite new accessory!; Hearts & Stars Decorative Mask ~ creates the blue stars using a sponge dauber ~ new in this catty, page 205; Red and Silver Glimmer Paper, page 193; Baker's Twine