Technique class at Bragi Coffee Shop

There is nothing like having a group of friends gathered for lunch and stamping fun. Yesterday, I held a stamping techniques class with Lunch at Bragi Coffee shop and Wine bar in Williams Bay, WI. I taught my guests fun watercolor techniques with our texture stamps. I showed them that you don’t have to be an artist to know how to watercolor, anyone can learn and be good at it. Over the years I have shown different watercolor ideas using our Aqua painter pens, but this time I added more tips and tricks. We made 4 cards with multiple sayings, and created envelopes with our envelope punch board. I even had a “newbie”-right Kim-who now knows how to create too. Lookie see at the cards we made:

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We had great fun and a really tasty lunch. Our lunch was a Cup of Summer Squash Soup with a bit of curry and a 1/2 Marco polo sandwich along with Bubbly lemonade. OMG it was Fabulous! The food here is AM-A-ZING and Bragi is really a hidden gem in Williams Bay. If you get a chance to be in this neck of the woods, the Lake Geneva area-Williams Bay, you need to stop in at Bragi for Lunch or grab a coffee and scone, or an evening of Open Mic and other entertainment and a glass of wine. You will be glad you did.

As always, they had great fun, ate a lovely lunch and went away with beautiful cards. Pieces of beautiful art.

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These are the supplies I used:

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Happy Stampin’ Up! Anniversary to me

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19 Years!

Happy 19 Fabulous, Stampin’ Up!® Anniversary to me!

but most importantly-

THANK YOU!

Thank YOU to my wonderful Customers and Hostesses for all your orders and support all these years. I truly appreciate all of you. I couldn’t have made all my sales goals and trips without you. To my Team members-The Dairy Best Stampers, thanks for sticking with me all these years, I appreciate you as well. Look for a fun package at the end of the week.

Thank You to my Wonderful husband, Don the man. I couldn’t, wouldn’t be doing this without your love and support. When we were dating, he kept saying, are you sure you want to do this? Is it a scam? Of course I wanted to do this, I love Stamping. It’s my thing-it’s what I do. A Scam? Stamping? Seriously! It truly has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I LOVE stamping! I Love Stampin’ Up!®. I’m grateful for all the joy that Stampin’ Up!® has brought me these 19 years. I just wish I had started sooner. I look forward to more creativity, and excitement of the stamping ahead of me and you should stay tuned for more great ideas and projects.

Onward, I say, as I continue in my Stampin’ Up!® journey.

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I decided to make a cake for all of you in Celebration.

A Chocolate Nugget Cake.

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Isn’t that fun!

I plan on surprising someone, randomly, with this beauty. That will be fun.

Now, if you too would like to start your Stampin’ Up® fun, CLICK HERE to learn more. I would Love to have you on my Stampin’ Up!® team-The Dairy Best Stampers. It doesn’t matter if you have never stamped before or if you were a Demonstrator years ago and dropped, or are looking for a little creativity in your life and a discount. I would love to have “all” of you join me in the fun TODAY.

Enjoy!

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Thoughtful Branches

Do you have your Thoughtful Branches Bundle yet? It’s only for a limited time.

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It’s time to see what I did with this really easy to use set.

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For the month of August-my gift to anyone who places an Online order with me, will receive a Free tutorial on this card:

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Click here-  thoughtfulbranches_flyer_jul0516_us to download the PDF of this Set.

Happy Shopping and ENJOY!

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A New Set-Thoughtful Branches

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How exciting-A new set from Stampin’ Up! and this one is a real delight. I bought the bundle so that I could use the Thinlits as well.

Click below

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to see the PDF.

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Now, if you had any Bonus Coupons from Stampin’ Up! sent to you last month, now would be a great time to use it on this great set.

Happy Shopping and

ENJOY!

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A Donated 10-10-10 class/Double B.B. Points

Back in May, I donated a nice large basket containing a 10-10-10 class to my church for their Holy Smoke Cook off. I haven’t donated many baskets lately and thought it might be a good opportunity to meet new customers. Sure enough, my basket was bid on and won by a very excited, Deborah K. I was thrilled for her. Although, mostly a Scrapbooker, she was thrilled about her upcoming class with me.

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Last Tuesday, during the heat wave that came through our area, Deb had her class in a delightfully cool and decked out basement that was well prepared with lots of tables. She advised that she often has friends and family over for scrapbooking and has the tables ready to go. Perfect.

As explained in my paperwork, A 10-10-10 is 10 people, make 10 cards for $10 each. However, this was free to the guests since it was won at an auction. Many of the guests were familiar with Stampin’ Up! and a few had Demonstrators, while at least one was brand new.

Here are the cards Deborah’s guests made:

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Thanks to Patty B. for this idea. I call this a stamped Photo card. More of this in an upcoming post.

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I love how this card turned out:

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The creativity in progress:

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I also donated a Paper Pumpkin basket which Deborah won as well:

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So much fun. Everyone created amazing cards. Anything on the table was fair game to deck out their cards the way they wanted them to be. The Big Shot was present for two cards and was well used.

Now-Something exciting; DOUBLE B.B Points!!!

Right now, the last week of Bonus Days, I am offering Double B.B. Points (through me-not Stampin’ Up!). These are my Customer reward points. Any orders online with me get DOUBLE the Bonus points with me. CLICK HERE to go to my Customer Rewards page where you can download the PDF.

So, when you shop for Stampin’ Up!‘s Bonus Days-you also get double Bonus points from me.

Let me explain, place an online order of at least $50.00, you get a Bonus $5.00 coupon sent to your email box from Stampin’ Up! to use next month (August). You would normally get 2 B. B. points from me. But starting today through Next Sunday-July 31, you get 4 B. B. points. A quicker way toward your 20 points needed for a Free reward from me. I appreciate your Business.

Happy Shopping! and Enjoy!

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June Paper Pumpkin

Here is what you missed:

About Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! We’re your paper fairy godmother (without the white hair). We’re your creativity problem-solvers. We design, color, measure, cut it all for you. We’ve been sweeping away the mundane for 25 years. And, we want to share it all with you. Need paper, ink, accessories? Or just a few fun products?

You to0 can get this, this cute little orange box that is delivered each month and gives you around 30 min. of the crafting time you Crave. I know many of you have closeted your crafting fun for other very important things. But, it’s time. YOU time. A fun project arrives and gives you just what you need to feel like you again. Try it for one month, how about three Months, maybe 6 months, or even a year subscription. CLICK HERE to learn even more and you sign up for YOUR Paper Pumpkin.

Now, for amusement, this video was part of a Contest to make a great Paper Pumpkin video several years ago. It is no longer My Paper Pumpkin-just Paper Pumpkin. It’s pretty cute.

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ENJOY!

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Have you bought a Big Shot yet?

I Love my Big Shot. I own two of them. One for home and one extra for when I do home shows and events. It is a wonderful tool to create amazing things. I use mine at least several times a week. I am more then likely to be inspired to create a project after playing with this tool. Over the years, I have posted lots of Big Shot projects on my blog. You can see them by going to the lower right of my blog in the tag section.

 Do you have Cuttlebug cutting or embossing type tool? How about upgrading to the Sizzix Big Shot today.

I am sharing this great video from Stampin’ Up!® that gives you a reason why you probably need to get one:

The Big Shot Tool is $110.00 through Stampin’ Up! Add a few items to your Shopping cart-say enough for $150.00 show and you can get at least $15.00 in Free merchandise. Maybe get a framelit set or a few Embossing folders. Do we need a reason to shop? Generally, most of us don’t need a reason to shop. I will give you a reason to shop now. Bonus Days. Click here to learn more. Need another? You get me. Yes, Me. A Longtime, experienced, creative, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

If you do not already have a Demonstrator, or you are not completely satisfied and need a replacement, you can shop with me with confidence, knowing I will give you great ideas & help if need be. Let me be your go-to person to email, text, or call and assist you with your orders and creativeness.

Click below to learn more about our newest promotion:
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ENJOY! and Happy Shopping:
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