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August 2010

Holiday Mini Catalog & Starter Kit Promotion!!!'re gonna pee your pants when you see the NEWEST Holiday Mini Catalog!!!!

Holiday Mini Catalog 2010

It's filled to the brim with tons of NEW products!  Click on the picture of the mini catalog above to view it on-line (be patient - it's a big file and it takes a few minutes to load).  If you didn't get a copy of this beauty in your mailbox - email me at if you'd like a hard copy - I'll drop one in the mail to you right away!

Here's a link to all the supplies used to make everything featured in the new mini:

Stampin' Supplies


(starts September 1st)

HOLD YOUR HORSES!!!!  Stampin' Up! just announced that when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator - you get this FREE Craft Tote (valued at $39.95) absolutely FREE with the purchase of your STARTER KIT!!!!

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Stampin' Up! introduced this tote at the 2010 convention and it was all the RAGE!  Now, YOU can get it for FREE ($39.95 value).  It's specially designed for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as it features the beautiful Greenhouse Gala designer series paper design, Stampin' Up! logo and lots of pockets for organization!

Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote Description

    100% twill nylon exterior; 100% nylon interior
    Dimensions: 15-3/4" x 7-5/8" x 8-7/8"
    Includes attachable shoulder strap for easy transport
    Center section fits 12" x 12" card stock, Craft Keepers, and Paper Cutter
    Outside pockets fit extra-large punches perfectly
    Outside flap pockets offer secure spot for accessories
    Back zipper pocket holds up to seven Stampin' Pads
    Perfect for carrying your crafting supplies to crops, classes, hostess events or just organizing your crafting space.

    You don't want to miss out on this great offer. Don't forget it starts today, September 1st and lasts as long as they have supplies - so don't wait too long!

Starting today, you can join my TEAM and get your business off to a running start.  Or start saving on your papercrafting hobby!

The STARTER KIT includes everything you need to get started - you can view it here:


Here's an informational video on joining Stampin' Up!:  VIDEO
You'll also be able to attend my fun downline meetings shown here!

LONG DISTANCE?  If that's the case - starting today - if you join my team, I'll mail you 3 projects every month from my monthly Technique Club for 6 months - so you'll have GREAT samples to inspire your creativity!!!

To order your starter kit today - CLICK HERE and then look for JOIN NOW on the left side of the screen!


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MORE Sneek Peaks!

 I just had to share a couple more Sneek Peak cards with you....using the Paisley Prints stamp set!


These paisleys are super fun to color in with markers....if you like to color!


 Watch your emails tomorrow for a GREAT promotion that starts on September 1st!!!

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Ohhh La La - here's a sneak peek at a new stamp set coming out September 1st in the NEW HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG!!!!  It's called Paisley Prints and it covers fall, Christmas and Valentine's day - how versatile is that???



 This card was one of the thousands on display at convention.

There's also a Stampin' Around Wheel to match!!!  You'll notice below that the heart image is outlined - this means there's a punch available to coordinate with this image!!!!  As you look through your catalog - you'll notice all images with outlines also have coordinating punches.

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Card Contest Winner!

Each month I hold a card contest for my downline....and the WINNER IS....



Katie Resop of Neenah!!!



The Dets:

Stamps~ En Francais, All Holidays
Ink~ Soft Suede, Versamark
Paper~ Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Concord Crush, Old Olive
Tools~ 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, Photo corner punch, 1 3/8" circle punch (used for leaves)
Accessories~ Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon

Katie will get to choose $25 in Stampin' Up! product from me - FREE!!!!


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Clearance Rack!!!

I was checking out the Clearance Rack on my Stampin' Up! Website today and found some of my favorites!  And SUPER DEALS!!!!  I love these Corduroy Buttons....they're still available in a few different colors - now only $3.99!


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Here's a fun sample using Corduroy Buttons from



And how about these rub-ons....PERFECT for this time of year!!!!  Our rub-ons are the highest quality rub-ons on the market!  Now only $4.39!!!!

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Here's a sample using the Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons from


 The only way to order these CLEARANCE RACK products (and many more) is on-line through my Stampin' Up! website:



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Butterfly Season


Here's one of the cards that my Technique Group enjoyed this month.  Isn't it elegant???  My Technique Group makes a "technique" card, a "Big Shot" card and a "Punch" card each month.  They get to make the "technique" part twice - once for their card and once for the instruction sheet they take home to add to their "technique" booklet.  My next class is Sept 7th in Menasha - mark your calendar and email me to register!  The class is FREE - all that's required is a minimum $15 order.

This particular card is the "Big Shot" card:


And now for the DETS:

  1. Die cut Top Note & butterflies
  2. Stamp swirly flowers on Top Note FIRST!!!
  3. Run Top Note & butterflies through Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
  4. Sponge layers
  5. Attach Hemp to butterflies
  6. Use TWO Dimensionals to attach butterfly layers to card front
  7. Use ONE Dimensional to attach “for you” layer to card front


Stamps:  Elements of Style

Ink: Concord Crush

Accessories:  Modern Label Punch; Medium Oval Punch (Holiday Mini Catalog); 1” Circle Punch; Hemp (10”); Dimensionals; Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die; Top Note Die; Sponge


Concord Crush     Base

Whisper White     3 @ 4 x 5 1/4

Scraps:  White, Concord Crush


Here are a couple of the supplies used to make this card:

Elements of Style 118611 WM $27.95 - 120045 CM $19.95

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114507 Beautiful Butterflies $21.95

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Stampin' Up! ~ Camping & Summer!

I've been missing for a few days...trying to cram a little more into my soon to end summer.  Oh boo...I'm really sad about that.  I LOVE summer and sun and heat...and it's almost over.  Here are some photos from my little adventure!!!  I went camping with some of my most favorite people in the whole daughter and neice, my brother and sister-in-law, my aunt & uncle, my husband and some super good friends.  We had a BLAST!!!!

We ended one of our beautiful days at a Tiki Bar...drinking fruity, tropical beverages!  I loved a new one with Black Cherry Rum, cranberry juice and a dash of pineapple juice to sweeten it up a bit - you know how I love sweet!  I'm not much of a one was the limit for me.  But I think I might try this one again!


We spent everyday boating....and tubing and wakeboarding and just sitting laughing at each other.  Here's a photo of Hailey and my neice Andrea doing some CRAZY WILD tubing!


Here's one of me and my Aunt Janet - she was trying to drown me!!!  Not really - but that's my story and I'm sticking with it!


Hailey learned how to wakeboard - she looks like she's surfing here because she just dropped the rope when I snapped the photo!


OK - enough about my camping adventure...and now some summery works of art from the display boards at convention:




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Back-To-School FUN!!!

Don’t be a fool….stay in school!

Back-to-School Make-N-Take Class

Why not send them off to school with a fun card?  These are designed for the kids in your life, the teenagers in your life, the college students in your life and the parents in your life - SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!


Hobby Lobby in Oshkosh

TIME:  10:00 AM or 6:00 PM

DATE:  Wednesday, August 25th


COST:  $15


This card makes me giggle....everyone knows a parent that would appreciate the humor here!


Here's the giggle part:

Twas the night before school started,
When all through the town,
The parents were cheering.
It was a riotous sound!
By eight, kids were washed
And tucked into bed...
When memories of homework...filled them with dread!

New pencils, new folders, new notebooks, too!
New teachers, new friends...their anxiety grew!
The parents just giggled when they learned of this fright
And shouted upstairs-...





Just call or email before August 24th to register!

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You're Invited!!!


You're invited to a FREE class!!!  Join me on any of the dates below and you'll enjoy making these FABULOUS cards!  We'll be using new products - featuring Rhinestone Jewels, Pearl Jewels, Embossing Folders, the NEW Builder Wheels and wonderful's a jammed packed class that you don't want to miss!

The class is FREE - there is no fee - all that's necessary is a minimum $15 order (before shipping & tax) and you'll go home with a bunch of new ideas to add to your STAMPIN' LIBRARY!


 Fond Du Lac:

Monday, August 16th 6:30pm - Church of Our Saviour

Tuesday, August 17th 6:30 pm - The Elms Community Clubhouse


Menasha (you can come anytime between 5:30 & 6:30 pm):

Monday, August 23rd  - Trinity Lutheran School

Thursday, August 26th - Trinity Lutheran School

All you need is your scissors & adhesive - I provide the rest!  Call or email to register....


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Too Pretty To Eat....

Am I right or what????  This gorgeous cake is from the displays at convention...I looked at it and my jaw hit the ground!  All made out of paper...and I LOVE the pearl accents!


Here's a close up....are you drooling yet???


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