Sunday, August 30, 2009

My first blog award

Thanks Kat for passing on this wonderful award. It made my day!

Here is a link to her blog---all the way in New Zealand. Now how cool is that. Leave her a comment to let her know you stopped by.

Friday, August 28, 2009

10-10-10 on 10-10

Totally Terrific 10-10-10
Saturday, October 10, 2009 10:30 a.m. to 12:30, Westland Area Library

Ten different cards—ten minutes each—ten dollars total

Here are some other FABULOUS BENEFITS:
* Ten percent off all orders that day PLUS 10 door prizes to be given out

* BONUS project for anyone who places an order or books a show that day!

* Coupon sheet of great deals for those who bring a friend.

All supplies, envelopes and refreshments included—but bring your own adhesive

Learn ten different card layouts & color combos to expand your horizons

Get your hands on new stamp sets, tools and accessories!

Space limited to 30—RSVP ASAP!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ribbon of Hope class examples

Here are the card examples of the Ribbon of Hope class (September 2).

Remember that everyone who signs up for a class or attends a class will earn tickets for that month's customer appreciation drawing.

I'm really pleased with these cards. They went together easily--meaning that this stamp is easy to use and create cute, but fun cards quickly.

I've been cleaning my stamp room the past few days. I tell ya, it's amazing anything gets done up there!

I had a great time at the Cross Creek Block Watch Social last night. I met some really fun ladies. I replaced Mitch in the winning-the-raffle gig this year. I won 4 free passes to Galaxy Games and Golf(my kids LOVE this place. Me, not so much but can tolerate), $15.00 for Touch of Gourmet, $15.00 for Culver's and the winning bid for 4 skating passes with skate rental for the Chiller. Not bad for a few hours of my evening! And the weather was perfect!

I forgot to take my camera--again!

I have two swaps to make this weekend for the mail on Monday. Then I have the last project for the Ribbon class and the last card for the Very Thankful class.

Mitch got me a easy-to-use laminator and I haven't had it out of the box yet. Kids and I went to HL today and I found some cardstock stickers that would make great bookmarks. And the bonux: stickers were 50%off! I also picked up Mod Podge to have on hand when I start working on the wooden doorhangers, little candy boxes, mailboxes and tins. I found more foam brushes while cleaning today. I found a bunch of stuff while cleaning today, but that's for another day!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


One of the perks of being a demo is being able to order sets and accessories from the catalog and minis BEFORE it becomes available to everyone else.

Check out this sneak peak:

Can you see the new punch?

The Holiday mini is 40 pages of FABULOUSNESS.

Holiday minis should be arriving in your mailboxes sometime this week. All my hostesses and those who have placed orders within the last few months will receive one.

The Holiday mini goes live September 1.

Mark your calendars for a Holiday class in September. Each guest will make 6 projects featuring items from the Holiday mini for $10.00. There will be three different sessions available, so there will be a time that will fit your schedule.

Bring a friend new to me receive a $5.00 gift certificate. No limit on how many gift certificates can be earned. If your new friend(s) brings a friend(s), SHE gets a gift certificate and a special gift also!

It will be a great time to join the next round of clubs, sign up for a class, get your Cast-a-Spell bundle, monthly color combos. There will be door prizes and Holiday mini class specials--don't miss it!

Start planning on coming---sneak peak projects will be posted over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Examples of the Color Combos

Here is another example of this combo. It looks completely different. That is the benefit and ket to these combos.
Combo #1 Ruby Red, More Mustard, Soft Suede

This card features the set "Autumn Days" pg. 92, #115452, $23.95.

Combo #3 Apricot Appeal, Green Gable and Rose Red

These examples don't look all that different because the Apricot is the main base color again.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

2009-2010 In Color Club

Over the course of the next 6 months, you will collect the 2009-2010 Exclusive In Colors---the colors that are hot in the current trends of fashion, home decor, and in the crafting industry!

For $34.24 per month, you will receive an full size ink pad, pack of 81/2 x 11cardstock, ink refill, a marker, and polka-dot grograin ribbon in one of the In Colors.

The month you are the hostess you will also receive the 12x12 Textured Cardstock Assortment and a case for your markers PLUS the hostess benefits which include $15 in free Stampin' Up! merchandise of your choice and a Level One hostess set.
Payments are due the 1st of each month (cash, check or credit)

Ready to start? Email me today to reserve your spot!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cast-A-Spell Bundle

Cast-A-Spell Bundle

Each month I will feature a few bundles of coordinating products to choose from. I learned this idea from another demo and I mentioned it to my sister. She loved the idea! She can get all these items that work well together for less money than buying everything in complete packages.

This bundle will include 6 full sheets of DSP Cast-a-Spell, 6 sheets each of Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Basic Black 8 1/2x11 cardstock, 1 yard each of Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon.
Cost (including tax and shipping for local pick-up) $15.00

This bundle will be offered through September 30. Payment is due at time of ordering the bundle. Bundle orders will be placed August 24, Sept. 7 and Sept. 28.

August Cardstock Combos

Each month I am offering three different card stock combo's that consist of three of SU's awesome 54 plus colors. I offer in packs of 8 sheets of each color. I order the combo's when I get three people on a list to share each one. 8 full sheets each of 3 colors = 24 sheets total. This makes it easy for them to get larger amounts of card stock without buying a whole pack of one color.
Shipping and tax are additional.

I consider holidays & seasons when putting these together and we try to use SU's Color Wheel as a guide too.

August Color Combos

#1 Soft Suede, Ruby Red and More Mustard

#2 Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive

#3 Apricot Appeal, Gable Green, Rose Red

This month's order will be placed August 24 if you are interested in any color combos. Payment is needed at time of order.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August's Customer Appreciation

Everyone who places an order of at least $15.00 during August will have the chance to win the stamp set "Darling Dots".

Orders from workshops, classes, clubs, online or over the phone all qualify!


Each month will have different offerings.

July's Customer Appreciation Winner

I am always thankful for those who place orders each month. As a way to say thanks, I'm starting a customer appreciation program. Each month there will be a drawing for a free Stampin' Up! product for those who placed orders of at least $15.00 during the previous month.

Here is a picture of Reagan with July's winning name. Erica F will receive the Note of Thanks mini note kit.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Packing up/cleaning 52 years worth of life

2 weeks ago my in-laws decided to sell their house and move into a retirement community-----by Labor Day!

That's where the kids and I have been for the past few days. I am so wiped out. My in-laws are doing great, but they are tired and stressed and over-whelmed. I was there for a few days and I was so ready to leave and come home.

Here are some pictures of the almost-clean rooms. I don't have any pictures of the before---it is hard to comprehend the enormity of this venture. These are pictures of the some of the basement rooms. At the bottom of the stairs, turn left and there is a small room where Ray kept ceramic tile and tools from when he worked his own tile/plaster business. The wood is in a long, narrow room along the front of the house. There is another small room where Ray kept his plaster molds and more tools.
Then there is the storage room along the back of the house. This is where Bernadine had her canning jars, food, Christmas boxes and other stuff. Ray has more tools and stuff. It's hard to imagine but each room has been cleared of most stuff. The majority has been moved from the basement into the garage, but quite a bit has been taken to new homes or discarded.

Two trips to the recycle bins, two trips to Goodwill, a trailer full of wood and several trailers full of stuff has already been done this week.

Here is a picture of my kids in some costumes that were found in the basement. Brandon would not share the hat or vest--even with Grandpa! He is all set for next year's annual Gargac backyard campout, with the theme of Cowboys and Indians! Cadence is wearing a jumpsuit that was made about 46-47 years ago---for Aunt Kim when she was three and who turns 50 this year! Reagan had a hard time finding something that would fit her. It was either too small or made for someone in their teens. But she persevered and we came home with a large bag full of new-to-us costumes.