More from My Holiday Stamp Camp 2015

So much going on. The retirement list is out for the Holiday Catalog-Wow that went quick, right? Of course this weeks deals AND I am offering a last minute Holiday Ideas Class.

But first-

more of the cards and projects my guests made at My Annual Holiday Stamp Camp:

I always have at least one “BLUE” card:


This one is my favorite:


Simple idea with Black and Vanilla:


The Feel of the North Woods, accented with our Chalk marker:


The last two of the three Packaging ideas:


This is our Take Out Boxes (#135827 $6.00 for 6). Just the right perfect to add your Holiday tasty goodies inside.

I had homemade White Chocolate Popcorn to put inside. TASTY!!


Another great box that most were unaware that we sold-Our Tag-A-Bag Boxes (#130927 $7.00 for 8) and Food Safe. I used the Holiday Fancy Foil Designer Vellum featured on page 32 in the Holiday Catalog. (#139597 $11.00 for 9 12″ X 12″ sheets).


My guests decorated candles.


Don’t forget, I am giving these items away with an order.


From Now thru November 22nd, place an order of $25.00 or more and get your name put into the virtual hat. I will pick 2 names as Winners of my finished projects (cards and boxes etc.). Good Luck and Happy Shopping.


A Last Minute CLASS:

A Last Minute Holiday Class-Saturday-December 12th from Noon until 3PM. Includes a lite lunch and 4 great ideas.



Now, on to the Deals:


CLick HERE to see the The Retired List from the Holiday Catalog.

While you are there, don’t forget to look at our Clearance Rack. You never Know what you might find that you need.

As always, I appreciate your business. The kindest thing to do is to pass me on to others who Love crafting too. I offer Referral Gift Certificates for those that pass me on to their friends who place orders with me. They get a reward and so do you.



My Holiday Stamp Camp 2015

What a bad blogger I’ve been lately. I have a Great excuse. Truly. I have been very busy with getting ready for my event, handling appointments, and just -well-Stuff!! Yikes.

Here was the Calm before the event at the Lake Geneva Comfort Suites Hotel:



My friend and awesome customer- Chelby, brought meatballs and cookies and treats for me.


And I was so busy I forgot to take photos. Sigh. I had 25 guests on Saturday and 25 on Sunday. Full House/sold out event-Yippee!!

Here are a few of the cards and one of the packaging ideas my guests made:

Again, a GREAT use of Work of Art stamp set.


This one was a favorite. Everyone got to make a Envelope with our new red envelope paper and envelope punch board.


This was a real cutie. The Pom Poms (or dingle berries!) are a great added feature. This pouch will hold a packet of Hot Chocolate, a gift card, candy, or any fun little nifty giftie you can think of.


I will share more photos of the items we made in the upcoming days.


 on to This Weeks Deals:


Yes, a few of you missed out on my Holiday Stamp Camp, it was a HUGE SUCCESS!  For those of you who missed all the fun I have exciting news!

From Now thru November 22nd, place an order of $25.00 or more and get your name put into the virtual hat. I will pick 2 names as Winners of my finished projects (cards and boxes etc.). Good Luck and Happy Shopping.



Trying to stay up to date

Yikes, time is flying around here. I’ve got 25 + girl scouts and Moms Today  in Lombard, Il for a Project Buffet, getting ready for my Holiday Stamp Camp in two weeks, and trying to get things ready for a numerous craft fairs in November. I’m taking care of many homes for clients. Oh, and I ran out of time for this month to do my Online Card Club. So the same set will continue for next month. I just got an opportunity to have my cards featured in a store in Lake Geneva after all these years. Then this Yesterday, while in Chicago at my Mother-In-laws, trying to get a 60+ yr old Boiler working (and we did!), I deleted all my guests from my Saturday Holiday Stamp Camp list!

How I feel!


Needless to say, We fed the kids, showered, put my guests back up for Saturday, putting together items for the Girl Scouts, and I figured a quick update on my Blog should be in order. I did have one glass of Merlot, Thanked God for getting us back safely from Chicago /helping us get that boiler started and running, and basically calmed down.

Update on my Holiday Stamp Camp:

I have room for 5 more guests on Saturday, Nov 7th 1-5PM and 6 more guests on Sunday, Nov 8th, 1-5PM.

Please register today.

How about a sneek peek!


So exciting! To learn about my Stamp Camp Click here.

Now, on to this weeks deals:


and right now:


That’s the big update.  I hope to have samples this week for Halloween and another sneek peeks into My Holiday Stamp Camp for you.

Thanks for sticking with me.




I received a Stampin’ Up!® box from UPS a few days ago. It was not a personal order and I was not expecting anything.

This is what was in the box:


I still didn’t know why I was getting this.

Then it hit me. These are the pillow gifts from the Newport Beach Trip. I did not go because it would have cost more to take my kids with us and there was no one to take them for a few days. Our parents are elderly (mid 80’s) and family members are out of state or were incapable of taking care of our girls. No worries, I took the buyout and I was Ok with it. I came across a post in Pinterest of a Demonstrator that had gone on the trip. She had fabulous pictures of her trip, the fun meeting up with other Demonstrators and adventures. Then I saw the pictures of the Pillow gifts. I will be honest, I was bummed. When I had earned the Cruise trips early on in my career with Stampin’ Up!® I had had wonderful pillow gifts every night. The trips I earned and took the buyout, no little goodies were sent. Obviously, this had changed.

This was the first Box-A box of Sunshine!


Everything is packaged yellow or was yellow in color. There was one less Twinkie in this shot at the time I took this picture!


This next box had a clue in the tag:


Catalog Goodies-YEA!!!!


A Fabulous Bag.


Thank You Stampin’ Up!® for making my Day!!

I worked very hard to earn this trip. I earned it through Sales ONLY. All $30,000+. Many Demos earn it by recruiting and sales. That is amazing for all of us that have earned trips by selling stamps, paper and ink and sharing what we Love! Who would have thought.

It is very evident after 18 years, that I truly Love Stampin’ Up!® and I LOVE selling the product. I enjoy SHARING WHAT I LOVE with everyone, at anytime, in anyplace. I am SHAMELESS! My Blog for the past 6 years has shown this belief. Perhaps more recruiting is in my future. Perhaps someone out there is reading this that might like to join my team-The Dairy Best Stampers. No matter where you live in the Unites States, You can join me. If you Love the idea of earning trips, being pampered, being a part of a Team, being a part of FUN, Having High Quality Products available to you, support, tons of ideas to help you, Then you need to Join The Fun with Me Today. Click Here to Learn More.

Be a Hobby Demonstrator, a Career Minded Demonstrator or somewhere in the middle. You decide.  Questions? Contact me ASAP so I can help you get started on your path to fun.


Thanks for reading my Blog post today. I appreciate all of you that enjoy reading about me and a bit of my crazy life, My stamping and Stampin’ Up!® adventures. AND, I Thank ALL of you who helped me EARN the trip through those Online Sales, Clubs, Classes and Stamp Camps. I mentioned it months ago but I will say it again-Thank You.

Don’t forget the Weekly deals:


Now something New-Just click on this Button:


ENJOY your Day.


Love this Weeks Deals

My favorite item this week-Fast Fuse Refills. I go through this stuff weekly. Why not get some to keep on hand for yourself, especially since it’s on sale. Of course with the Holidays coming up, you will want to have extra sticky tape for those little nifty gifties that get decked out with Oh, say, Jingle Bells, bows and boughs.


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What’s New? Lots actually.

My Holiday Stamp Camp info went live on October 1st. To read all about it, register, pay- CLICK HERE.


How about Hosting a party with me. Have an at Home Workshop or Online Party. Starting on October 9th-November 9th, Hostesses with a Workshop of $300 or more, get an extra 3% in Hostess Rewards. That is awesome. Check your Calendars and contact me ASAP!


Paper Pumpkin is Going PINK!

Saturday is the day–the last day to get your pink boxes and add your donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Donating is easy–just sign up for Paper Pumpkin! If you’re brand new, we’ll donate $2 for you!

To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Stampin’ Up! will donate

  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.

Together, we will make a difference!

+++++ To Join Paper Pumpkin with me Click HERE! +++++

Remember, those who get the October kit will not only be donating to a good cause, but they will also get a one-time only, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise.

More About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year BCRF has invested $58.6 million in research, to support over 235 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an “A+” from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. For more information, please visit:



More members for My Lake Geneva Stampers 6 Group.

If you are Local to the Lake Geneva, WI area and would like to come to my Monthly group, We are now meeting at Geneva Java in Lake Geneva (252 Center St.), the third Monday of the month at 6:30PM.  Peets coffee shop closed. (Insert very sad face). So I needed a new home for our group. Normally I shut down this group after October until March because we have a couple of Snow Birds. I wish to Continue it and hope YOU might like to join us. I need at least three New members.

What it entails:

You are Hostess at least once in a 6 month period.

You spend at least $25.00 or more in catalog orders.

You always make cards, projects, 3-D items, etc.

If you are not able to attend one night-we will make your items for you and you will place your order within 48 hours of the class.

When it is time for you to be a Hostess, You get to invite others to join us, bring outside orders for your Workshop so that your Hostess rewards are higher.

Sound like Fun? Are YOU in?

Contact me today (my cell #262-374-0219).


 Whoo! That’s enough for me today.



Nuts About You-Nuts for Sale


This is the end of the really Large Acorns I have been selling for the last 5 years. In a past post I advised that a daughter of the past owner took over the home and not fond of sharing her trees bounty. In the past week, the Home has gone up for sale. So, with that, my last jars are for sale.

I still have 9 jars left. These fun jars filled with larger than normal White Oak acorns, need to go to a nice home or school for display or project.

Nut-sizeMost of the Nuts are about 1-1 1/2″ around in size.

Of course this has been so fun decorating tags with this set.


If you are interested-Contact me for a Jar $9.00 each Plus Shipping and Handling to wherever you live.

Now, on to this Weeks Deals:


Here are the supplies I used for my Acorn tags:

Today is the last day to get my Special this month.
My gift to you when you place at least a $35.00 order or more Online with me during the month of September. Just visit my FREE page at the top of my blog for more information.
If you need more of “Why might I like this Paper Pumpkin” or someone you know would, check out this months video:

ENJOY! and share me with a friend or two.


Sunflower Tip Treat

I’m celebrating Autumn 2015 by making fun little Sunflower Tip Treats.

Sunflower Tip Treat

I originally made a “fun size” treat holder for Hershey and Crunch bar candies back in Nov 2011. You can click here to see the original post and my video.

Today I had a little breakfast at a local diner (Jodi’s Diner-Lake Geneva, WI) and I gave this to a waitress. I generally have treats on hand to go along with tips for moments like this. This is my Instagram picture:


Of course she loved it. I always am thrilled at how they marvel at a handmade treat. This is why I do what I do! I LOVE being a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. Because it’s totally “normal” to hand out treats like this. But YOU do not have to be a Demonstrator to hand out goodies. However, it’s great if you might like to become one and I would Love to have YOU on my team. Click here to learn more about Joining the Fun! I say hand out handmade treasures as often as possible.

Here are the supplies I used:

Of course, This weeks deals:
Now you can make something fun too.
My gift to you when you place at least a $35.00 order or more Online with me during the month of September. Just visit my FREE page at the top of my blog for more information.

Packaging ideas: Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags


 You get 10 in a pack (4-3/4″ x 6-1/2″) and they can hold a candy treat, some fun notes, perhaps a trick. You could get all 10 of these decorated and done in 1 hour.

Happy-Haunting-treat-BagI used Banner thinlits, the Woodgrain Embossing folder and the New Spider Web Doilies to make these plain bags pop.

Up-close-doiliesWhat a difference just by cutting up the spider web doily and gluing down to the backside of the greeting. These Spider Web Doilies are a “Hot” item right now so order early.



My gift to you when you place at least a $35.00 order or more Online with me during the month of September. Just visit my FREE page at the top of my blog for more information.