December Greetings

Time for some End of the Year clean out!

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Just click on the Above picture and Download the Sale PDF.

It’s time for some great Holiday ideas to be shared with you throughout the month of December. There are some sets that were easy to show in my stamp clubs and then there are those I hadn’t even “broken the seal”. Let’s change that.

This month I want to share lots of great card and project ideas with you. Perhaps change your mind on a few items that may be going out and not carried over to the next catalog.

I shared this on my Facebook page for a last minute sale on the Stitched Shape Framelits (they will not be available again until June 2017). I just love the stocking framelits. The Cable knit Folder-well, you just need it!!

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Supplies I used:

ENJOY!
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Get ready for Online Extravaganza 2016

 

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Beginning tomorrow, November 18th, Our 2016 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA begins!!!!!

There is only 24 hours to get in on certain items and then those specials are gone.

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Click this flyer to so much more:

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ENJOY! and see you tomorrow.

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Holiday Stamp Camp 2016

My 19th Annual 2-day Holiday Stamp Camp was this past weekend. Always so much fun, it truly is my Biggest event of the year. I’ll share a few highlights with you in pictures.

The prep outside my office before I head to the hotel. Hubby Don is never near my office during this time as he might stumble while trying to get over things. Truth!!

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I only took pictures of Day 1. My guests are quietly creating.

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My $100 Value Giveaway Gift Basket. If you placed at least a $50.00 order, you were in the running. I’m grateful to have had $1,000.00 in sales from this 2 day event. And the winner was………….

Cindi T. Whaa Hooo! Congratulations!!!

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My big demonstration was how to create a popular card right now-the Z-Fold. My guests all went home with a Tutorial of the recap of how to, dimensions and the product to make this this 2-layer Z-Fold card. This went over Big!!

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Here are my Holiday Stamp Camp Cards 2016. As always, a shout out to the Demonstrators who inspired me in creating this years cards.

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It was a tough year this year. My two Best Customers/icons of my event were not here this year. My Mom and “Aunt” Sharon Seiser. I placed my Mom in assisted living in January of this year with Dementia and Mom’s best friend Sharon passed away Oct 1st with a fast moving Cancer. But, we go forward, always thankful, grateful to what was.

  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! to my Wonderful customers who were able to come this year. As always, great fun, good food and nifty door prizes. See you at next years Holiday Stamp Camp.

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Ok, now onto specials. Don’t forget there are savings and the New Stitched Framelits- only available until Nov 30th and then not available again until June 2017.

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On November 21-28th Will be our ONLINE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!

So stay tuned!

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Don’t forget-With Every Online order-You get a Free Tutorial from me. Place more than one in a month, you will get a Handmade Thank you card from me. How fun. My way of saying thank You for your orders.

ENJOY!!

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In Everything, Give Thanks

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Sometimes, I get that crafty, gotta design feeling, RIGHT NOW feeling. That feeling was in full force last evening until about 1:15AM. I was past the Halloween feeling and needed to just create a card. One that was of my own design and not a “cased” idea. This is one of those cards and I hope you like.

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I needed to work with Copper and fall colors. I have stated before that I am not a fan of Paisleys but I really like the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper. What makes it Special is the 1 of each 2 single-sided designs with Copper Foil. It’s pretty cool, even for this DSP. I may have to order more.

There are three stages to this card. First, I decided on a Very Vanilla card base. I trimmed the DSP 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ and added snail adhesive to the back and placed on top of the Vanilla card.

Second stage, I played with the Copper Foil Sheet. I decided this needed the Layered look of the Lots of Labels Thinlits. The first time around I used the smaller pieces but after placing it on the card, I decided to make it a bit bigger. Then I wanted to pull out a little of the Green color that is in the design. I used the next two smaller label thinlits and placed on top of Mint Macaroon C.S.  Just a hint was just what I needed.

The third part to this card is the greeting. I used a Very Vanilla scrap and stamped the saying into Cajun Craze ink. I decided that the greeting is the most important part of this card. My Very Vanilla C.S. goes right to the edge of the card on the right. I was playing with the idea that it should continue onto the left side, but that was way too much. I want the card to look good, not frighten anyone away.

I placed dimensionals all over the back so that it would give it the lift but also the stability.

And that is my card.

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Here are the Supplies I used:

Now for Amazing specials:

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To see the full list-Click on the image below:

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How about a video to see more and why YOU just have to have these:

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Autumnal Jars

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I just put together my Autumn Jars to sell in local coffee shops. This year, the decoration on the lids have a touch of the Copper leaves and the new paper Petals and Paisleys DSP. Although, I’m not a big fan of paisleys, This paper is just beautiful for fall projects and I had to get it. I always get my Jars at Ikea. You have to actually go into the store and get them, as they are not available online. That is a shame, but I plan my day trips to the one in Schaumburg, Il and load up on a bunch. I see a trip coming very soon. As you can see, I am always doing something with the papers. You can dress up anything and make it look even better with a touch of ribbon, trim, die cut papers, etc. Of course, anything with chocolate helps too!

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I love how the Copper looks, don’t you. The copper foil was just introduced in the Holiday Catalog this year. I was also pleased to use up some of my Venetian Crochet Trim ( it retired from the catalog last June) which is on Clearance in my store right now for $2.80. I might have to pick up some more, so you better get yours right away before it’s gone.

Here are a few items I used for this project that you might like to purchase:

A reminder, you have less then a week to get the buy three get one free deal:

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Quick news updates for you on product:

Handheld Stapler Being Discontinued

Due to supplier issues outside of our control, the Handheld Stapler (item 139083) and coordinating Silver Mini Staples (item 135847) will be discontinued after our current inventory runs out. We apologize for any inconvenience. So get yours today.

Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Mats and Scoring Blades Now Available

We are happy to announce that we are bringing back the replacement Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Mats and Scoring Blades. These items will be available for you and your customers to start ordering today.

Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat (item 131375); $4.00 US/$5.00 CAN Stampin’ Trimmer Scoring Blades (item 126996); $5.00 US/$6.50 CAN

We came to this decision by taking another look at the overall strategy of the Stampin’ Trimmer and its supporting pieces, and we were able to work out issues with our supplier to be able to offer these items to you. Keep in mind that the cutting blade that comes with the Stampin’ Trimmer does not make contact with the cutting mat so it should not wear it down. Like the cutting mat, the scoring blade is made to last and will not wear out. These replacement items may be helpful for you if you lose a piece or prefer to have extras on hand.

Being Social:

Don’t forget to visit me on other Social Media. I love Instagram and Facebook. Go ahead and click and follow me on all my social buttons at the top to see what I’ve been putting out there.

Of course-You can sign up anytime for My Holiday Suite Stamp Camp. It’s a 2 day event-you pick a date that works for you. Click here to visit the Registration page.

Happy Shopping and ENJOY!

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How about some Halloween treat ideas

I’m looking at the calendar and realized, it’s Halloween in 10 days. I’ve posted a few Autumn ideas but nothing Halloween. I must remedy that right away.

The ever popular pencil broom:

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Something Good to Eat with Gluten-Free and Peanut-Free candies. These candies are in our new 2″ x 8″ bags:

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A little Skel-Nugget treat. Also in our 2″ X 8″ Cello bags:

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A serious Mummy treat in our 3″ X 6″Gusseted bag (thank you Kelly Acheson). How fun are our gold clips:

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Wrapping up a Kit-Kat:

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Now this Kit Kat looks perfect to give away. This tag is made with a single stamp. Check out the fun:

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One more packaged treat. This is in our Gusseted 3″ x 6″ bag with a fun topper. The Pumpkin and greeting are from September’s Paper Pumpkin kit:

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If you need any of these treats made for you because you don’t have the time, let me know soon. My prices are very reasonable.

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ENJOY!

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It’s My 600th Post-Whoo Hoo!

Wow, it’s been a long time coming. I have just been so busy that a few days turned in to 2 weeks here. Hey there-Guess what-It’s my 600th Post! That in itself is an accomplishment if I do say so.

Today’s Celebratory Post is about my Churches Stamp Camp that we had this past Sunday. Our Bible Card Club (Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with School in Delavan, WI) decided that we would hold a big stamping event. I designed all the cards (10) which included 6 Christmas and 4 all purpose greetings. (As always, a Shout out to the S.U. Demonstrators out there who inspired a few of the cards) There was also a gift jar that they could decorate and could fill with whatever at home. The cost was $10 for cards and additional $5.00 for the gift Jar. People were able to reserve their spot-48 did- and many who were not able to attend, pre-ordered finished cards in a pack. This event initially was to help pay down our new roof debt. But it was paid off in the past few weeks. That was huge for us. So, we decided to instead put the money toward the general fund costs. After this event, the final amount collected was $1,035! That is AMAZING!!!!!! I knew my “mad” card making skills would come in handy. We suggested if it didn’t go too badly, maybe we might consider a Spring Stamp Camp with Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc… Since it went better then expected, no one ran away saying it was too much, I’m guessing it’s a safe bet that our Church Card Club will be doing this again. Here are just a few pictures of this event. Once again, I was busy with a Christmas Card Station and couldn’t get closer picture or as many. For those of you coming to my Holiday Stamp Camp in a few weeks, you will see one of these cards-early-here!

Here are the pictures of our tables all over our Family Life Center/Gym:class-a-church-1

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My fearless ladies who helped prepare:

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 I showed everyone they could make knots if they couldn’t do a bow.

The one gal on your left made an amazing little bow. I may have to hire her!

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Very Happy Stampers! See-You Too can stamp!

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One of the two designs offered:

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I am so Happy how this event went. Yes, it was a lot of work for many, but now they all have an appreciation of how I get my Holiday stamp camp and other card events up and running every year.

Speaking of which. Here is a little info on my event.You can sign up for either event at any time. Just go to my events and a drop down Registration page appears.

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Click on PDF below and share me by passing on on to your friends and family:

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Happy Shopping and ENJOY my continuing blog activity!

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