Happy New Year

Greetings to All!

First of all, I want to thank my loyal followers for not giving up on me.  Between traveling, Holidays, and day to day living, my hubby and I have been down for the count a couple of times with this flu that is going around.  We are very thankful that we didn't get the worst strain, but whatever one we got has been hard enough on us.  We are on the mend and hopefully this will be the end of the illness for our household here in San Diego.

Next, I need to catch you all up on what is happening with Stampin' Up!  The New Year 2018 brings the new Occasions Catalog (wowzer) and of course Sale-A-Bration catalog!  For every $50 you spend in the Occasions or Annual Catalog, you qualify for a "free" item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Bargain?  You bet!  I hope that my followers who order from me all got their catalogs, but if you haven't yet, please let me know and I will definitely get you the pair.  I am hoping that they come up with a Part 2 of the Sale-A-Bration booklet, because I have already received every single item in the first go around!  Talk about obsessed!  Yikes!

Often we get so excited about the Occasions Catalog, we tend to forget about the great items that are in the Annual Catalog.  Don't do that!  The annual catalog has absolutely a TON of fabulous items in it and it is good through May 31, 2018.  There is still lots of time to take advantage of the great bargains AND remember, for every $50, you get a free item - this is good through March 31st!  I just went through the Annual catalog, and even though I have many things marked as "received", I found some really cute things that I missed on my previous looksies!  So take time to peruse it too!

Now, for the things I have gotten done...I did manage to have a "Crafting Gals" Christmas gathering (took lots of drugs to mask my cold).  We did our annual Cookie Exchange after a Potluck lunch AND even had time to make some cards!  I wanted to keep it simple, so I pulled out a kit from the 2016 holiday catalog (or it might have been a Paper Pumpkin) that I had stocked up on.  The Shaker cards were a hit! Here is a picture of all of us.
December 10th cookie exchange and card making
We had an absolute blast (and ate a ton of cookies - after lunch of course!)

In January, I managed to make it through (until the very end) another "Crafting Gals" get together.  I used it to show off some of the items from the new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  We did a calendar for 2018, and a Valentine Card.  Here are some wonderful cards and calendars the gals made..
first some of the calendars, then the group shot with the Valentines cards.
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Here are my samples the girls CASE'd or went rogue with...ha! IMG_0671
I ordered my 2018 calendars from Taylored Expressions but only ordered 10 this year.  Last year I ordered so many and only used just a few.  So, when I went to make samples this year, knowing I was having at least 9 ladies, I had to use my 2017 ones up.  It worked out though.

Well, since I haven't posted in so long, I had better break up the long (very long) post I had planned and get this one out to you all.  Again, major apologies and since I am feeling much better, I can post more often, and I will! 

Take care everyone, and remember to make time to Create With Paper!!!

Happy New Year my loyal followers! I am sooo sorry, but New Years Day, I was blessed with the second round of a nasty cold! I guess I just celebrated the Holidays too much! Sad... Anyway, I hope to be up and around again soon so please don't give up on me.

The new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration is here! Click on the two icons on my web site to see what interests you. Let me know if I can help you at all, because I will be checking my email from bed. Really, please let me know if you have any questions, and I will see you all soon! ;)

Are you getting scared yet?

Happy Ghouls Month!

We are well into October and I have to apologize for not being diligent at some of the offers that Stampin' Up! had going on!  Visiting Atlanta, GA and coming back and getting back in the swing of things has proven to be a challenge.  BUT, I am going strong with the mojo getting me places!

First, we have the Designer Series Paper sale!  This sale is "Buy Three, Get one FREE!  during the month of October.  The best part is that it includes Designer Series Paper from BOTH the Holiday and Annual Catalog.  Even the Specialty and DSP Stacks are included this year.  So, be sure to take advantage of that great sale.  I want so many that I just don't yet know which ones I want to stock up on!  Here is a list of papers to choose from.
Next, Stampin' Up! is having a Paper Pumpkin Holiday Kit offering.  The October and November kits coordinate with each other but they also will stand on their own.  The promotion is aptly called Season of Style Promotion!  There will be card making, gift making and more!  If you would like to join Paper Pumpkin this is a great time to do it!   If you want the October Kit, you will need to subscribe by October 10th 11:50 Mountain Time.  If you want only the November Kit, subscribe by November 10th.  I encourage you though to go for a 3 month subscription and apply by October 10th and you will get both of these Holiday Kits plus the December kit.  Then you can decide if you would like to get other kits beyond those.  The kits run 19.95 per month, shipping included ($59.85 for the three month plan), but you get absolutely everything you need from mini stamp pad, cards, embellishments, directions, fun!  There are many demonstrators who have ideas for "alternate" uses for the kits also!  These ideas are always amazing to me.

Next, a promotion that ends this month on the 31st...If you host a get together and get $300.00 in sales before shipping and handling, you will be eligible for a FREE stamp set called Merry Patterns.  Now this stamp set will NOT be available to anyone after October 31st.  If you are a demonstrator, customer or attend a workshop or place an online order, all of these situations count towards the event and the host will earn this fabulous stamp set.  Also, the great news is that the Stamp Set is in ADDITION to the Stampin' Rewards you earn.  So, if you would like to earn this Stamp Set, let me know and I will help you set up a Workshop and present samples from this stamp set.  Here is the flyer and a picture of the stamp set.

Here are a couple samples I made..I am starting to really like this stamp set.  I only wish there were framelits to match the buck (or is it a reindeer?).  He was awfully hard to fussy cut!
Buck     Candles

The gold shiny card stock is so hard to photograph..kept seeing myself reflected in it!  Aarrgghh!

So, remember, if you want to get this stamp set Host a party and it is yours!!!!  Just have it by October 31st..don't worry, I can help you out!

Well, that is all for today.  Be kind to one another and always make time for some Creating With Paper! 

What is going on? Where did September go?

Autumn Greetings!

I am sure that many of you will get really tired of me wondering where my time goes.  I plan to blog more often, and then life just gets in the way.  But I am not complaining, because my life is pretty darn great!!!

So, there is a great promo going on at Stampin' Up! this month and next.  The stamp set is called Merry Patterns.  I apologize for not letting you all know about this sooner, but...Here is a picture of the stamp set and a few samples from Stampin' Up!
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The promotion goes until October 31st.  All you need to do to receive it, is host a get together and get $300.00 in sales before shipping and handling.  If you are a demonstrator, customer or attend a workshop, or place an online order, these all count towards the event and the host will earn this beautiful stamp set.  Plus, the Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin' Rewards you earn.  Let me know if you would like to host an event and I can help you set things up and present some samples from the stamp set.  I just received mine and haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I will post samples soon!!!!

Now for some pictures of some of the projects I have been doing lately.  
Coffee    Love the Merry Cafe stamp set.
Tag3 A vintage Halloween tag to hang on my garland.
Owl & lantern The Owl card is a shaker card.
Lit lantern This shows the lantern lit with a tea light.
3rd classBlack cat in a Harvest Halloween Moon.

There are other projects in the works, but have to take a break - going back to Atlanta, GA area to visit my Cousin next week.  So, email or message me to find out the ins and outs of these projects if you wish to Case them...

Be kind to one another and remember to always make time for Creating With Paper.  I will see you all in October!  YIKES!!!