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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Snowflake extravaganza

Hello friends!

snowflake extravaganza!

I'm throwing a snowflake party! My customers love Stampin Up's Festive Flurry ornament kit...and what's not to love? All the pieces in the kit are printed and scored and it comes with enough supplies (except hot glue) to make 10 beautiful sparkly ornaments, all this for just $14.95!

This kit is the easy button for making lovely snowflakes!

I test drove the kit and was able to assemble all 10 in no time....then I used them to decorate! Check out these fabulous projects I made....
bag topper
kraft box topper

tissue box decoration

Plus, I made a garland for my cubicle that had my cube-mates oohing and awing  (photo coming soon).

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A fall tea at the Elkridge Furnance Inn

Hello friends!

I had a lovely time with a group of women friends enjoying an afternoon tea this past weekend. We are group of 10 women who enjoy having tea parties together; we have named ourselves the Tea Bees. The Tea Bee hive missed 3 Bees who weren't able to join us.

The venue was fabulous and the food was wonderful; and the tea was plentiful, perfect for the chilly day! We met at the beautiful historic Elkridge Furnace Inn. Our table was waiting for us with the menu tempting with the great food to come....

The scone was delicious but my favorite part was the homemade jam---truly the best jam I've ever tasted!
candied pecan scone

For the next course I chose the squash soup instead of the salad...excellent with just a hint of spicyness. Super yummy!
butternut squash soup

Then a plate of savories for each of us arrived....
shrimp toast, tomato spinach with feta tart, seafood quiche, and curried chicken salad sandwich
And just when we thought it couldn't get any better, the desserts arrived....
cinnamon apple cider sorbet, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake, and chocolate raspberry truffle

All the good food and tea was made even better by the presence of good friends...
Susan and Barb

Donna and Chris

Tanya and Kim

I had a small gift for each of the Bees. Since it was so close to Thanksgiving I wanted to let each one know I am thankful for their friendship. Of course, Stampin Up makes it easy to wrap packages that are functional but pretty, too! I whipped out my Tag a Bag kit and bags and in no time flat I had my small gifts wrapped...
All wrapped and pretty!

the tag a bag kit with a doily and ribbon--super easy and super cute!

Stamping is fun...and spending an afternoon with great friends, having tea is what life is all about!

I hope you are able to spend some time on Thanksgiving with people who touch your life and make it happier.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday treats class---super easy and quick!

Hey friends!

Last week I taught a class on quick and easy holiday treats. These small gifts are perfect for co-workers, scouts, class room, teachers, neighbors...you get the picture. A little something-something for the people in our lives who make us smile. The students loved these projects and were planning on making many more!

The 5 very easy projects included...
candy cane embellishment inspired by a pinterest find

Festive Flurry sour cream container

nugget tray

gift card holder from envelope liner framelit in DSP inspired by Patty Bennett

Grinchy m&m treat using 1x8" bags

If you do not have a local demonstrator, I would love to have you select me for your Stampin Up demonstrator and creative coach. Thanks!

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stampin Up Holiday Sale

Hello stamping friends!
Stampin Up's holiday sale is underway---and today only there are 3 door buster sale items (see below)--and continues through December 2nd. Many products are on sale for 20 to 50% off regular prices and would make great gifts to give (or keep)!
There are 3 Door-Buster items on sale only for the first 24 hours (November 20) at 30% off:

A few things to remember:
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided on the flyer. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount-bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order--including weekly deal products (see below). 
  • Hostesses who earn a 50%-off item may not apply that discount to an already-discounted product.
  • If you are Stampin Up demonstrator you'll get your demo discount on top of the sale price. Sweet!

Weekly Deals! (most items are 25% off through November 25th!)
Ornament kit
Festive Flurry ornament kit is available (while supplies last) for $14.95. These easy-to-assemble ornaments make lovely gift toppers, are perfect for a holiday banner, or add sparkle to any holiday decorating. Buy a kit or 2 and join me on Thursday December 5th, 7-9pm as we assemble our snowflake ornaments; already ordered your kit? Great! Mark your calendar and plan to be there for the snowflake extravaganza!

Let me know if you have any questions! Stamping is fun!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Welcome home banner

Hello friends!

A few weeks ago I was invited to a party to welcome a dear friend home. It was fabulous to see my friend Tanya again and to get caught up with our mutual friends, some of who are also stampers.

Of course the decorations were fabulous....

Stamping is fun!


Monday, October 7, 2013

Card class offerings in October & November

Hello stamping friends!

A quick note to let you know of upcoming stamping classes and to pass along some Stampin' Up! news....


  •  Thursday, October 10, 7 to 9pm, make 4 cards featuring Stampin' Up's lovely Swallowtail stamp; tuition is $10 (or FREE with a minimum order)

  • October 15th, Christmas cards, make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs; tuition is $10 (or FREE with a minimum order)

  • October 29th, Thanksgiving/Thank You cards, make 4 cards, 1 each of 4 designs; tuition is $10 (or FREE with a minimum order)

  • November 12th, make 4 cards featuring the cupcake builder punch, make 4 cards, 1 each of 4 designs; tuition is $10 (or FREE with a minimum order)

  • November 19th, Christmas cards, make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs; tuition is $10 (or FREE with a minimum order)

Stampin' Up News
  • Join my Stampin Up team for just $25--this 25 year anniversary special offer is good for 2 weeks only, ends on October 21st. Select $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product for your kit (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax) and you'll recieve a business kit with everything you need to launch your business; earn extra cash just in time for the holidays! Or use your demonstrator discount for your wish list purchases. Click here to learn more.
  • Host a stamping party this month and get $25 extra in hostess benefits---that's $65 in FREE hostess benefits for you (with a qualifying party). Call me today to reserve your party night.
  • The envelope punch board is now available--you can make 66 various sized-envelopes using this nifty tool. Order yours now!
  • Check out the Pop & Place Tags bundle, great for dressing up holiday packaging; the bundle include tags, stamps, ink, etc to make your own hand-crafted tags; don't need ink and stamps? No problem, the tags may be purchase separately. Shop now!
  • Another nifty kit---the Everyday Occasions card kit contains everything needed to make 20 cards for various occasions (birthday, thank you, thinking of you, congratulations, etc). Order yours today---and buy one for your best friend, she'll love it, too!

Stamping is fun!


Sympathy card for loss of family dog

Hello friends!

I want to share with you a card I made for my daughter when one of her dogs died suddenly.

I wanted to send a sympathy card but it had to be just the right card. A little pinterest surfing and I found inspiration from cards posted by Kim Quade and Mary Fish which led to my card.....

This card is very easy to assemble---punch 4 small ovals and a full heart to make a paw. It's that simple!

Stamping is fun!


Sunday, October 6, 2013

World Card Making Day 2013 - 13 cards in 1 day!

Hey friends!

Saturday October 5th, 2013 was World Card Making Day and I celebrated in a big way...I made 13 cards!!!

I was invited to participate in a Christmas shoebox swap in the morning and made these 5 cards...
Tanya's dress form card

Susan's grunge card

Lis's mosaic madness card

Kimberlie's northern flurry snowman

Robin's Christmas embossed tree

Then I went home and made 8 more cards for upcoming card classes...the themes for these classes is the Build a Cupcake punch (and coordinating create a cupcake stamp set) and the Swallowtail stamp.

polka dot cupcake

cupcake hearts

cupcake purses

cupcake with a cherry on top

embossed in black

embossed in tempting turquoise

pool party swallowtail

Soft Suede and Summer Starfruit

Stamping is fun...and World Card Making Day is blast, morning to night!