Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December Newsletter: Time is Running Out!

Here is a copy of the Newsletter that went out today! 
If you do not get this Newsletter, please contact me
ASAP to be sure you don't miss any upcoming publications!

Time is Running Out!

Be aware of these deadlines...
so you don't miss out on any of these products & specials!
Use Hostess Code QM2M7UJF when you place your order.
Below are to some of the limited-time products & specials... 

Today is the LAST DAY to order Cut & Ready Card Bases!
Don't forget Hostess Code QM2M7UJF
Today is also the LAST DAY to order the
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags
The Starter Bundle (shown) is on sale for only $17.42!
Don't forget Hostess Code QM2M7UJF 
Check out the NEW Valentine Products & order them
before they are gone!
(Or before January 27th!)
Don't forget Hostess Code QM2M7UJF

These great Single Stamps are only available until January 31st!
Don't forget Hostess Code QM2M7UJF 
Don't forget to check the Clearance Rack!!!

Or e-mail ME if you need some additional
suggestions or have any questions!

And once again, don't forget Hostess Code QM2M7UJF

Why should you remember the Hostess Code?!?
If you place an order before Dec. 31st & use this Hostess Code,
YOU could be the Mystery Hostess & earn FREE Products!

Thank you in advance for your order & support! 
I can't wait to see who earns the FREE products!
Also remember that January 2nd is the LAST DAY to order from the Holiday Catalog!  Get those products before they are no longer available!!!                        

Keep watching for a list of all the Clubs, Classes & Events Coming Soon! 

Or go to my website for a Peek at what's on the schedule already!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Today's Digital Scrapbooking Day Deal:
Remember the Hostess Code: 9UQMXBZ6! 
Use this whenever you place an order to be entered into a drawing for FREE products!
Happy Shopping & Creating!!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday Deals!!!!!

Lots of info today!  Gonna run through it pretty quick...

The current Hostess Code is 9UQMXBZ6!  Use this whenever you place an order to be entered into a drawing for FREE products!

Digital Scrapbooking Week Deal today:
Be Brave Pocket Cards - ONLY $2.98 TODAY ONLY!
NEW Digital Downloads!
This is just one of the awesome new options!  Go HERE to check them  all out!

And don't forget about the MDS Seasonal Sale!!!!!
Hope you all enjoy!!!


Monday, November 4, 2013

MDS Monday!

I'm back!!!  ...at least for today...  Sorry I've been MIA, just busy & feeling overwhelmed. :( 

I did manage to play with MDS a little while tonight & created a page for the MDS Monday Challenge!  It was great to get back to it...I forget how much fun it is & how much I miss it when I don't do it for a little while!!

I hope you enjoy my creation...

Thanks for stopping by & feel free to leave me a comment!!

P.S. Don't forget that it's Digital Scrapbooking Week!!!  There are still a couple hours to get today's 1/2 price download!!  & use Hostess Code 9UQMXBZ6 when you check out & you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE gift!!  Tomorrow's deal will be on the Be Brave Pocket Cards Download!  You can see it & order it HERE tomorrow!  (Use the same Hostess Code!)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Terrific Tuesday!

NEW Weekly Deals start TODAY!!!!!

Check them out HERE!

Make sure you enter Hostess Code 9UQMXBZ6 to be entered into a drawing!
Today also starts our 25 Stamp Sets for 25% off Sale!!!!!
You can see those sets HERE & again, remember to use Hostess Code 9UQMXBZ6 when you place your order!

Also, Stampin' Up! has extended the $25 Sign-Up Special for Today Only!!!  (10/22)  If you thought you missed it, you still have a few hours!  In even more good news, the 'Competitive Activities Policy' has also been updated for a limited time! If you currently belong to any other direct-selling companies that are considered 'competition' with Stampin' Up!, you can join SU & have until Dec 1st to decide which company you would like to stay with...at that time you must resign from one or the other. But this is HUGE!!! Please let me know if you need any more information, I'd love to have some more Stampin' Friends & Family take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!!!
You can find my contact info HERE if you need me for ANYTHING! 
Happy shopping!!!  (More new products are also available on the website...New Digital Downloads included since it IS Tuesday!!!)

Monday, October 21, 2013

MDS Monday

Well...it's Monday again!  And you know what that means...another MDS Monday Challenge!!!!!

This week's challenge is a card sketch!  Here is the sketch:

And here is my creation.  This was a super-quick card to design, but I think it's super-cute too!

With my recent news...
...I once again have baby design & planning on the brain!  (And another reason that I have been MIA recently...not feeling as well this time around as I was the last...but hoping that will get better soon too!)

I hope you enjoyed the card!  I would love to hear from you...with any thoughts & suggestions!

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  Remember that today is also the LAST DAY to Join My Team for only $25!!!!!  Check it out & let me know if you have any questions.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fantastic Friday!

Just taking a minute today to tell you how much I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!!!

And for only 3 more days, you can Join My Team for only $25!!!
I would love to hear from you if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 14, 2013

MDS Monday!

Since I was a slacker last week & ended with Wednesday's post...& we took a long-weekend trip away...& just got back today, this week might be sporadic because I'm pretty exhausted...but I did manage to get my MDSM35 Challenge done, so here it is!

Visit MDS Monday for all the details & to submit your own creation!

And here is my creation for this challenge!  I must say I was a little nervous about the 'touch of color' challenge, but I immediately thought of the color photo in this layout that I took of my daughter this weekend at the beach.  The sun was setting & it just made her more beautiful than she already is!!

Hope you've enjoyed this layout!  I'd love to hear what you think...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Washed-out Wednesday

I'm a slacker & I'm sorry...but
I finally sent a NEWSLETTER!!!!! 
(it's been quite a while!)  :(
If you want to check out all the NEWS, click HERE!

Monday, October 7, 2013

MDS Monday!

Challenge: MDSM34

 My Design: A simple but elegant wedding card.
Simple post today...much going on around here, but thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

A little about me before I was a SAHM/Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

FIVE Years ago this month...
My friends pushed me around Hollywood Studios one night...
My cat, Morph, loved to curl up in the blankets & lay on my pillow on my bed.

I traveled 'home' to Maryland to see my family that I hadn't seen in quite a while!
This is me with 2 of my nephews!!

I went to the Maryland Renn Faire while I was in town...
AND I actually got an axe in the heart!! 
Sean came from Indiana to meet me in Maryland...
...he helped me move my stuff from my Aunt's house into a storage unit & also packed some of my stuff to keep at his house until he moved to FL...
What a great guy...who would have known that in just 17 months, we would be MARRIED!?!

 We enjoyed lots of food that was 'bad for us'...especially my favorite...FRIED Snickers!
Ok...I know this was a silly post for the night...I was just feeling a little nostalgic.  However, if you liked it, let me know!!  There's plenty more of our adventures...especially our trip back to Indiana in a few days.  Maybe Throwback Thursday needs to be a 'regular' thing?!?
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed tonight's fun pics!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wacky Wednesday

We only have 5 weeks til Halloween!!! 
I'm sharing a super-simple Halloween Card that I made a few weeks ago!
These are available to order as a kit (stamp set included) or as completed cards if you need some to send to your favorite Ghouls & Goblins!  Just send me a message on my website.
Have a Batty Evening!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Too Much Information, Tuesday!!!!!

Ok, I must admit that I love when a new month starts as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  There are always lots of new surprises...and this month is no exception!  And because it's also Tuesday, there are NEW Digital Downloads as well. 

So...stick with me while I run quickly through this awesome list for you! 
  • New Digital Downloads
  • The Winner of the most recent In With You stamp set design contest
  • The October Best of stamp set
  • How to Earn EXTRA Hostess Benefits
  • An awesome sign-up special...perfect for EVERYONE!

New Digital Downloads: Here I have shown just 2 of the NEW sets!  Click on the link to see all the great options this week!

 Snowy Soiree - Item #135261 - $17.95
Everything you need for holiday invitations, cards, napkin rings, gift holder, tags, table tents & more!  Imagine how quick & easy you can get your entire Holiday gift giving & partying done with this awesome collection?!?  And it will all coordinate too - BONUS!
 Tailgating Ensemble - Item #135644 - $12.95
This Digital Exclusive Kit is perfect for hosting Game Parties...either for your favorite Team or your favorite little Athlete!!  You can change the colors to match your Team colors too!
Monstermaniacs, by Doris D., is the second winning stamp set from In With You, our new stamp set design challenge beta program.

In July, art enthusiasts were given the challenge to create a monster themed stamp set. Voters fell in love with her design and voted the set to victory!

Stampin' Up! will be running ongoing contests and would love your participation! Join the fun at http://inwithyou.ideascale.com
Monstermaniacs Clear-Mount Stamp Set! - Item #134972 - $14.95

The Best of Christmas stamp set features some of your 'old' favorites & includes a brand-new image as well!  This set is arriving just in time to start thinking about what you're going to do for your Christmas Cards this year!  If you need design ideas or any assistance, please remember that I offer many options to help you create the perfect cards for your friends & family!
Best of Christmas (Clear-Mount only) - Item #134384 - $14.95
Remember, if you purchase 6 of the 12 'Best of' Sets throughout the year, you also get a FREE stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95!
Party More - Get MORE!

When you Hostess a qualifying* party during the month of October, Stampin' Up! is giving an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits!  This is just another way Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th Year...ALL Year!
There are many ways we can do a 'Party'...from physically in your home, or mine...to on-line, catalog or even Facebook!  If you're interested in earning even more FREE stuff this month, please contact me NOW so we can plan your kind of Party!! (Don't forget to think about gifts for the holidays too!)

Stampin' Up! is offering something totally amazing & unheard of! 

Do you like the idea of:
  • A discount on your favorite products?
  • A chance to earn extra cash?
  • Tons of exclusive creative ideas at your fingertips?
We thought so.  For two weeks only, join Stampin' Up! for just $25, & experience all this & more.  The cost to join has never been this low - in all of our 25 years!
HURRY!  This offer is only good October 7-21!
This is a "SPECIAL" Starter Kit Option, ONLY available during the 2 weeks listed! 
Keep watching my blog for more details of what is included & why you want to JOIN during this promotion. 
Ok...lots of info today!  Let me know if you need more details on anything I mentioned here or if you have any questions!  I'm never more than a phone call away!
(You can find my number here if you need it!)
Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Monday, September 30, 2013

MDS Monday!

MDSM #33
This week I decided to make my MDS Monday Challenge Page a Monochromatic Layout!
Here is the sketch:
Here's my creation!
I love reminding myself that pages don't HAVE to be super involved & complicated to still look great.  I LOVE how this super-simple page turned out!!
Hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks for checking it out!  Hope to see your submissions over at MDS Monday too!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Feature!

Hello & Happy Friday!!

I'm sorry I skipped yesterday, but I was getting ready for this awesome project reveal today!  (I actually had to make it...& remind myself to take photos as I went because I always seem to forget to do that!)

 You need: a 10" Styrofoam wreath, straight pins, a thimble (optional), a Bone Folder & 6 sheets of Designer Series Paper to get started.
Cut your Designer Series Paper (DSP) into 1/2" strips.  (I did this until I had 4" of each paper left)

 Using your Bone Folder, curl your 1/2" strips.  Be careful not to curl too much, or the paper will actually stop curling & straighten out (ask me how I know!?!)...but you can curl them tighter with your fingers if they're not tight enough. ;)
Start pinning each paper curl onto the wreath...randomly...
I have issues with 'random' placement of anything, so this was a challenge for me.  I was, however, determined to step out of my comfort-zone & make this work!
Continue pinning paper curls until the whole wreath is full...at least the top & kind of down the edges...you want it to lay flat against the wall or door that you're going to hang it on.
After that, I added some Chevron Ribbon to hang it by, some glitter-bats on wire & a Rosette made out of one of the 4" strips of DSP that I had left.
Next was deciding what to put inside the Rosette...
I chose this, but you could use any number of items...the Witches Brew Banner Kit actually has lots of cool glitter images & supplies to make Rosettes too!  (The Banner Kit would make decorating your wreath in coordinating colors super-easy!!!)

I hope you enjoyed this project!  If you would like to order the supplies to make one of your very own, contact me so we can discuss what your options are!  If you would like one of these already made for you, I'm taking orders for those as well...in Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving or Christmas!

If you order the supplies & would like a little 'direction' while you assemble it, we can set up a Private Class for you & up to 3 of your friends!  (Again, contact me so we can work out the details & set your date!)

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask me!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'd love to hear what you think about this...leave a comment below with any thoughts, suggestions & even ideas about this wreath & you will be entered into a drawing!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday Wonders!

Well, it's Wednesday again...half-way through the week...hump-day...that much closer to the weekend...whatever gets you through the week, I guess. ;)  I've never really had an issue with Wednesdays...they are good days!  & this week is no exception...although I could ask for better weather...the near-constant rain & over-cast skies we've had the last 3 days are starting to drain my energy...I NEED the sun to thrive & I am trying to patiently wait for it's return.  In the mean-time, there has been more movie-watching, couch-laying, & napping here than normal...& it's the weather's fault!  Luckily hubby understands! :)

But on to better things...the Wednesday Wonders!!!!!  Well, these were actually released yesterday, which would make them Tuesday Treasures...but my blog post went out before these showed up, so I'm sharing them today!

Another NEW Photopolymer Stamp Set!!!!!
 Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set 
Item #134622 


And NEW Digital Downloads including this FREE Wallpaper for your computer!

Starlight October Wallpaper - Digital Download
Item #134989
To see the other NEW Digital Downloads, CLICK HERE!
I'm a bit off on my sales & recruiting goals for this month, so if you would like to purchase anything or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!  It is the perfect time of year to get a serious move on your Holiday shopping & I have gift ideas for just about anyone on your list...& Gift Certificates too!  I would love to help you get your shopping done & I would love for your help in meeting my goals!  I hope to hear from you soon.
Have a crafty day & thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Card Club Tuesday...

On Saturday, we had our Monthly Card Club! 
(If you'd like info on starting your very own Card Club, just let me know!)
This month's theme was Halloween/Fall, so here are the cards I designed!
 We used the Tags 4 You & Tape It stamps sets.  I love Tape It...there's nothing like being able to stamp your own Washi Tape...in any color you want!
Hope you enjoyed today's cards & remember, if you are interested in starting your own Card Club, just let me know & we can start working out the details!  (Christmas is coming...faster than we'd like...so why not start your cards NOW?!?)