Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stocking Builder Punch...get yours NOW!!

I just wanted to let everyone know that Stampin' Up! has announced that they will NOT be carrying the Stocking Builder Punch once the Holiday Mini Catalog expires on Jan 3rd!!  They have also said that once it is gone, it's GONE!  So...don't miss out on this punch!  If you thought about getting it but haven't yet, go order it NOW!!  You can do some really awesome things with this punch (yes, besides just Christmas stockings!), so let me know if you need more ideas for it once you get it! ;)

Friday, December 9, 2011

I just sent out...

...AMAZING Bundle Deals with a Lay-Away Option!!!!!  If you are having a difficult time making your $$ stretch during this Holiday season, here's a solution!  Send me your e-mail address & I will send you the Word.doc with all the details!!  These bundles make GREAT gifts, but are also the perfect way to spoil yourself with what you really want...without paying for it all at once!  You can spread your payments out for up to 4 months if you start NOW!

You really won't want to miss out on these!  They also include FREE Sale-A-Bration items with EACH Bundle!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Oh My Gosh!!! It's been WAY too long!

I'm sorry I've been gone soo long...I'm sure you know how it day ends & you put all the things left on your To-Do list that didn't get done onto the next day...along with all the things that were already on that day...and they just pile up & up & up until you have to re-prioritize & start over!!! I am...starting over!  Although I originally wanted to post on here on's still Tuesday (if I get this done & sent within the next 30 minutes, anyway!)

It's been a crazy couple we're all getting ready for the busiest time of the year!  But there are still a few Gift Tag & Christmas Card classes coming up before the holidays...if you need those last minute crafty items & gifts for those that you just can't find anything for (we all have those on our lists that seem to have EVERYTHING...yet we feel that we MUST get them something...)

Here are a few pics of some of the projects I've been working on...& some of the things you can still make before Christmas!  Enjoy & check out my Events for dates & times of the upcoming classes!

The kit to make this can still be ordered for $19.95!  I have the stamps & inks that don't come in the kit.  You can come over to make it & just pay a fee for the use of adhesives (including hot glue), or I can get you a complete supply list & what it would cost to have all the supplies used!
Orders must be in by Dec 13th to arrive by Dec 24th!

I hope you enjoy what you see here & I hope to see you in a class very soon!!!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving Day! 

I hope that I can get some shopping done tonight & post some pics of new projects soon too!  Now back to time with my hubby before shopping starts! ;)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza!! ...and Thanksgiving Week Specials!

GO HERE NOW to see the online-only Specials!!  Some of them are only available for 24 don't miss them!!  There will be items on sale up to 60% off!!!  I will also be entering anyone who orders $25 or more during this day of deals, into a drawing for a FREE GIFT!  (Make sure MY name is in the upper right hand corner to get the best prices & be entered into my extra drawing!!)

Also, be sure to send me your e-mail address to be added to my Newsletter because I will be sending a special Black Friday Sale notice out in the next day or so!  Get your list ready...for gifts you need to purchase, supplies you need to make gifts with & even a list to give your friends & family telling them what you would like for the Holidays!  I also have Gift certificates available, so please have your husbands, boyfriends, parents, siblings, and anyone who wants to buy you a gift this year, contact me ASAP!

You won't want to miss out on these great deals that will allow you to avoid the hustle, bustle & CROWDS in the malls & stores!!  Contact me NOW if you have any questions!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wacky Wednesday!! was supposed to be a super-creative day!  I did get a few projects I had planned.  But sometimes friends from other countries are more important!  A friend is in town, but only for a couple she called another friend...and before I knew it, there was an impromptu party at my house!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when that happens!!  (Even if it keeps me from getting some things done...)

Soo...the few projects that did get done will be posted eventually...and tomorrow is Christmas Card Club, so there will be more creating tomorrow too!  There's still time to join us to make some cards...or time to order yours if you can't make it to a Club meeting...just let me know!

Here's hoping your week is as creative as mine!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Creative Day!! has been a very creative day!  I got half of my Christmas Cards ready to assemble at a crop this Saturday!  I also designed another card that I will need a TON of...  I just haven't cut the supplies for them yet because I don't know how many I'll need yet.  On top of that, I also worked on some projects for a basket that I am donating for a Silent Auction...gotten my latest Newsletter out (if you didn't get it, be sure to let me know what e-mail address to subscribe for you!), & now I'm updating here!  WOW!!

Soo...I don't want to ruin the Christmas Card surprise by posting a pic of I'll post this one instead...

Just one of the designs that are available to order if you wish! ;)  You can also order the suppleis for the cards & I will cut your cardstock for you!  This will give you more time to simply stamp & assemble them...the FUN parts! ;)  There are plenty of other designs available as well.  Contact me today to pick your design or order something custom!

Tomorrow is also the first day of the Advent Calendar with Drawers Class!  If you didn't get in this one, check my website for the other dates that this class will be available!!  You're going to be upset if you miss it!
I hope that once in a while, everyone has a day as creative as today has been for me!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thank you, Scribes of Central Florida!

I have to say that the ladies I met yesterday were amazingly creative & I had soo much fun with the class we chose for the Scribes of Central Florida!  You can check out a photo of what we made under the Meetings & Programs section...November 2011.  I'm sure more photos will be posted soon keep an eye out!

If you like this project & have a group of friends that would like to do something similar, contact me today to set your event up!  I have a few dates available for Nov & Dec, so get yours before they are gone!

Also...the FREE Big Shot Machine is still available...but only for a few more days!!  Join my Team today to get yours!  (or you can choose $100 in additional FREE merchandise in your Starter Kit!!) 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

End of October...

While I'm not really sure where this month seems like it was just yesterday that we were starting October...& I had goals that I never even came close to reaching this month!  I am trying to finish up a few things & one of them was a challenge that I committed to on October 1st...

As part of this challenge, I want to share with you how Stampin' Up! has made a difference in my life! addition to giving me the option to stay home & build a business that I hope to be able to continue to do when my husband & I start a family, Stampin' Up! has helped me realize a few things about my life!  Every day I am learning more about myself...where I excel, what my challenges are, & how I can improve myself and my quality of life!  I am learning that life really is about asking for help when you need it, helping others when you can & appreciating what you have...not what you wish you had.  I am beginning to learn the difference between 'real' friends and acquaintances...and where they each fall in the 'big picture'. 

In addition to helping me realize things about my life, Stampin' Up! has also helped me unleash a new 'creative side' of myself!  I have been a scrapbooker for many years now & had only dabbled in rubber stamping.  While Stampin' Up! has scrapbooking supplies too, I have gained a new appreciation for rubber stamping & small projects such as greeting cards!  The ability to learn new techniques & try them on something smaller than a scrapbook page has made me more likely to try something new!

Speaking of trying something new...I'm also slowly learning to step outside my comfort zone!  While I still struggle to find new people & make new friends, I am working on ways to do just that!  I have joined a few new groups & planned a few activities that will reach a more 'public' audience, that I would have shied away from in the past.  Thank you for helping me gain the confidence to do so.  I am looking forward to seeing what I can accomplish outside of my comfort zone! 

Thank you, Stampin' Up! for everything you do for me!!  I can't wait to see what you have in store for the next year of my life!

If you would like to work from home: full-time, part-time or seasonally, buy high quality paper crafting supplies at a discount, earn FREE trips, meet amazing crafters, get more inspiration than you'll know what to do with or even learn things about yourself like I has as a part of a wonderful company...think about joining my Team!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Advent Calendar with Drawers!!!!!'s finally done!  (Actually it has been for about a week now, but since my hard drive crashed, I haven't figured out where I'm going to store my pictures, so I've hesitated to take any...) are taken...and here are a couple 'teasers'!!  Class info can be found HERE!  It is scheduled for Nov. 10th at 2 p.m.  If you can't make this day & time, I only need 2 people that want to do it, in order to schedule a time that works or both of you!  Soo...gather a friend, contact me to set up a date & time, make your payment & get ready to have FUN!!  Remember that payments must be made 10 days before you want to make the Advent Calendar so that your supplies can be don't wait!!  Contact me TODAY!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Time is running out!

Halloween is the LAST DAY to take advantage of some our best Stampin' Up! Specials EVER!!  Here's a 'short list'...if you need more details, be sure to contact me NOW!!

  • FREE Big Shot Machine or an additional $100 worth of products in your Starter Kit!!
    • If you've EVER thought about starting your own business, making your own hours, earning some extra income, wanting to purchase Stampin' Up!'s amazing products at a discount, or gaining a 'crafting family' to hang out with, bounce ideas around with, socialize with & be creative together...NOW is the time!!  Join My Team before Oct 31st to get amazing extra perks to the already awesome Starter Kit!  And keep in mind, I am here to guide you whether you want a business or just a hobby from your Stampin' Up! products! 
  • FREE Stamp Set w/purchase of 2 Simply Sent Card Kits
    • Do you want to create hand-made cards, but find yourself 'too busy'?  Do you know someone who likes to create hand-made cards that you need a gift for?  Buy any 2 Simply Sent Card Kits & pick one set (out of 3 choices) for FREE!!!
HURRY!!  Both of these offers are only good until October 31st!! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011's been a little while...

...since I posted last. :(  Sorry about that!  Until I get in a regular routine, I am the kind of person that thinks about doing something & get distracted by something else...oh, shiny!!  Then when I think about what I was going to do, I can't remember what I was going to say or make or write or  On top of that, my hard drive crashed on Friday & I spent all weekend trying to recover data & pictures from the last 4 this week has been extra busy with the stuff that I should have been doing over the weekend addition to the stuff I already had planned for this week...

I'm trying to get a 'regular' schedule set-up for what to post on what days, etc...but I haven't gotten any feedback from anyone as to what they would like to read about!?!

I can tell you today that I am very excited about my Christmas Card Club for tomorrow!!  If you're close-by, you should stop in to check it out!!  There are a few options for the Club!
  • You can make your own cards (with your own supplies) & get ideas from those who are here
  • You can make copies of the samples I have on display for only $2.00 each (envelopes are available at an additional cost)
  • You can pick a card that you like & order the supplies to make those cards.  As a gift to you for ordering the supplies, I will cut your cardstock for you when it arrives & let you know when it is ready to be picked up.  Then you can pick it up & work on it when you want, or you can join us at the next Christmas Card Club & work on them there!
  • You can also pick out a card that you like & order completed cards!!  Prices vary, depending on the style of card you choose & how many you need, but envelopes are included too!  You can even buy a custom return address stamp or have return address labels made if you choose!!
There are 2 sessions at 1 p.m. & the other at 6 p.m.  If neither of those times work for you, you can stop in any time between 1 p.m. & 10 p.m.  Just try to let me know you are on your way & if you know whether you want to make your own cards, order supplies, order cards, or just see what's happening!!!  I hope to see even more new faces this month!!  There is still one more month of Christmas Card Club that you can order supplies & there will also be a session in December for everyone to finish up any 'last minute' cards!!

Don't miss out on sending your friends & family a special hand-made greeting!!  Join us today!  Contact me for more information or check out my Events page!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Creativity & the

So...I went to the dentist yesterday to have a tooth pulled...not fun!  When I got home, I wanted very badly to be creative...but I had to rest, so I watched a couple movies instead.  This morning when I woke up, I felt like I had been punched in the I've been taking it easy...sitting at the desk, catching up on e-mails & things on-line, etc.

But now...I think I'm ready to be creative!!  I've had plenty of time to think about all the cool things I want to I just have to put them into action!  Wish me luck as I get to work...and I will post some pics soon!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Stampin' Up! is AMAZING!!!!!

Everyone wants a job that they enjoy...and everyone wishes they could create their own schedule...and I ask you..."Why don't you?!?"

I do!  And I love it!!  And now...for the month of October, Stampin' Up! is running an AWESOME promotion!!  When you join Stampin' Up! addition to all the supplies you get in your Starter Kit, you also get a FREE Big Shot Machine!  (Or $99.95 in other merchandise...if you already have the Big Shot!)  On top of this, some of my Uplines are running contests & giving out FREE gifts to the first groups of NEW Demonstrators that Join US!!  And I am doing a Drawing for FREE Gifts if you Join My Team this month too!!  The sooner you join, the more FREE stuff you can WIN!!

So...I say...go HERE now & Check It OUT!!  Contact me if you have ANY questions and I hope to have you join my Team Today!!

Don't want to work it as a business, but would rather just buy your own supplies at a discount?!?  That's ok too!  There are plenty of reasons to sign up as a Demonstrator on my Team! 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sensational Sunday!

As I try to figure out the best way to use this blog...i.e. how often to post, what to post, etc., I find myself at a loss. :(  I am very glad that I got this baby crawling...but now I want to make it WALK!!  lol

Today I find myself trying to make myself a 'plan'...not just for my blog, but also for my Stampin' Up! business & my life!  Sensational Sunday...for sure!  I also find myself very thankful for where I am in my life...although I may not be where I thought I would be...everything happens for a reason & I am thankful for a loving, wonderful husband, amazing friends & the opportunity to live my life the way I want!

My plan is to grow my business now...while I have no children or full-time job to get in the that I can spend every valuable minute with my children when they do arrive!  As I approach my 1 year mark with Stampin' Up!, (still a couple months away, but it will be here before I realize!) I find that I have learned a LOT but I know that I still have a long way to go to get where I want to be...'s where YOU come in!!!  I am asking for comments, suggestions, ideas, etc.  How do you use blogs?  What do you like to see posted?  How often do you like to receive new information from each blog?  Is there anything I can do to make your reading experience more enjoyable?

All comments, suggestions, ideas, etc should be posted in the comment section & I hope you will follow my blog to see what I decide to implement in the coming weeks!

Thank you in advance for reading, responding, and following my blog as she goes from crawling to walking...and then on to running!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Re-purposing Supplies...

Have you ever cut supplies for multiple copies of one project?  Whether you were going to make a few of the same cards or multiple matching pieces for a scrapbook page...but didn't need all of what you cut?

Well...I have!  And yesterday my goal was to re-purpose some of those pre-cut pieces...without just copying more of the same card because I used a summer set and I don't need any more 'summer' cards right now!

Here is a picture with the original 'summer' card & the re-purposed card pieces using other stamp sets!

Your challenge, if you dare to accept it...
Go into your scraps, find some pieces that you cut that were extra & do something with them!!

Post your projects so I can see what you did!!  Who knows, there may even be a prize for 1 lucky reader!?!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Birthday Invitations & Thank Yous!

Today I'd like to share something fun with you!  While this past weekend was important to many people for many different reasons, I was spending time with a very good friend of mine & her daughter, whose birthdays happen to be 9/9 & 9/11.  When my friend approached me a few weeks ago and asked me to help her make invitations for her daughter's 1st birthday, I was flattered!  Then I panicked!  The party was in about 3 weeks & invites needed to go out ASAP & I had to order the stamp sets that I wanted to use for the invitations!

Well, I got the sets & made 4 sample invites for her to look at.  We ended up with the finished product you see here:
She was a most gracious customer & we even had an 'assembly party' so that she could help me put them together!! the party got closer & I started to think about gifts for a 1 year old (that doesn't really NEED anything), I thought about making Thank You Cards to coordinate with her party invitations!  I can say I was nervous about this decision, but was extremely happy when her response was that she "...was just looking at Thank You cards & thought about how nice it would be to have ones that matched the invitations!?!"  Here are the Thank You Cards:
And now my new focus has been born - Custom Hand-Made Invitations, Thank You Cards, & other Greeting Cards!!  Watch for details to be posted soon, but feel free to contact me today with your inquiry about what is available & what the prices will be!  There will be discounted rates for anyone who places Christmas Card orders before 9/30!!  Every order will be priced on an individual never know until you ask!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Learning Watermarks...

I must say that after getting the basics of this blog set up yesterday, I started the adventure of learning how to make a Watermark & place said Watermark on my photos!!  And what an adventure it has been! LOL  I'm not sure if it will get changed or not, but I now have a Watermark & I have managed to get it placed on one photo soo far!  (May not be a big deal for some, but it is for me!)  As soon as I get a few more done & some more current pics taken, I will post them!

In the meantime, Happy Scramping!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

My NEW Blog!!!!!

After much thought & consideration, I have decided to jump into this 'blog thing' with both feet!!  Please bear with me while I learn the in's & out's of this...and keep checking back for new info, samples & ideas!