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October 2011

Winner & NEW Contest!!!

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Jana Secord of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin - CONGRATULATIONS Jana!!!!!

Jana will enjoy ordering $25 in FREE merchandise of her choice from ME!!!

Here's her winning card:

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Stamps:  Sounding Joy

Ink:  Versamark, Cherry Cobbler

Cardstock:  White, Cherry Cobbler  (5 ½ x 8 ½ scored to fold in half) 

Other:  Northern Flurry embossing folder, pewter embossing powder, dimensionals, cherry cobbler quilted ribbon, dazzling diamonds on snowflakes, paper snips to cut out star.  Heat tool to set pewter powder on star.


Here's the next set of cards submitted for the contest!!!!  IF YOU'RE ON MY BLOG:  Please leave a "comment" at the bottom - by clicking on "comment" for your favorite!!!  IF THIS COMES IN YOUR EMAIL REMEMBER - you need to click on the title "WINNER & NEW CONTEST" to go to my blog and vote there.  THANKS!!!!



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Big Shot Promotion Extended!!!



October 31, 2011

We've decided to extend the Big Shot Recruiting Promotion through November 11, 2011. This special offer gives you the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this fabulous promotion!

With the choice of a FREE Big Shot or up to $100 in FREE Stampin' Up! products, you are sure to be excited about the opportunity to support your hobby or turn your love of stamping and crafting into a business.

Don't miss out on this BIG opportunity to share what you love! Hurry on over to get more information on the Big Shot Promotion before it's too late!!!


Winter Post Peekaboo Card


Oooo La La - I had some time to play with my stamping stuff this weekend!  The new Peekaboo Frames Die is the BOMB!!!!  Remember the Halloween card HERE where I used the Peekaboo Frames for the eyes?

It's always fun to have an interactive card and opening the window to reveal MORE is just the added boost any card needs.


Winter Post is one of my favorite seasonal stamp sets - always so easy to create with it.  Here's another idea with WINTER POST.  This card fits in the Open End Envelopes that SU sells #107286.


Don't you just LOVE the Silver Glimmer Paper!!!


Here's an idea to include a photo in your holiday card:


Here are a few of the products I used:

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Halloween is the LAST DAY to get the BIG SHOT, BIG DEAL Stampin' Up! special!  Makes a GREAT Christmas present for yourself!!!

1. Did you know...there's a NO-RISK "TRIAL PERIOD" when you join Stampin' Up!?  Yes - that's right! Stampin' Up! gives you till the end of your first full calendar quarter before your first order deadline (only $300). That means, when you join in October, you have at least 5 months, until March 31st, to enjoy Stampin' Up! demonstrator benefits.  Wow - that's a long time with this bargain starter kit in your hands before you "need" to do anything.

2. Did you say BARGAIN? Yes, I did! For only $175, you'll receive $440 worth of Stampin' Up! products and supplies this month...includes the $100 October 2011 Big Shot or Product Bonus with no shipping or sales tax.

3. I thought I could only get the Big Shot this month and I already have one? That's even better, because now you can purchase up to $100 in Big Shot Dies or ANY Stampin' Up! product on your wish list instead! It's YOUR CHOICE!

4. What if I don't do anything by the end of my first calendar quarter, Mar 31st? Then you simply walk away with NO consequence and you get to keep the deeply discounted & bonus products that came with your starter kit!

5. Can I get hostess benefits when I'm a demonstrator? YES, YES, YES! Any order(s) you submit that are $150 or more, will qualify for hostess benefits. PLUS - you'll receive your demonstrator discount too.

When you Join My Team, the above Easy Events card is one of 5 cards you'll receive from me in my Easy Events set sampler.  Along with some other fun goodies too!!

Don't miss out on the Big Deal!!  Sign up today!

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One Sheet Wonder Class


Join me this Wednesday or Thursday for a One Sheet Wonder Class!!!  What's that you say?  We'll be stamping, embossing and sponging an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock with the Winter Post stamp set and cutting it up to make 6 cards!!!  This is a super fun technique that really helps you get the most out of making your own Designer Paper!!!


Oshkosh - Hobby Lobby

DATE:  Wednesday, November 2nd

TIME:  10 am

COST:  $15


Oshkosh - 1st English Lutheran Church

DATE: Wednesday, November 2nd

TIME:  6 pm


Menasha - 738 Depere Street

DATE:  Thursday, November 3rd

TIME:  9:00 am

Call or email by Tuesday at noon to register!

JUST THE DETAILS:  If you'd just like the instructions via email - you can order them here for $4.95:

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A GREAT Background!


Here's another card for my Backgounds class on Wed/Thurs - it's so much fun to make your own...doesn't it look like designer series paper? 

If you'd like to come to the class - click HERE to see the details.


I had a customer recently ask me how I kept track of which stamps go in which sets?  I like to photo copy the sticker sheet before I mount my wood stamps and tape the photocopy to the inside of the lid.  This set - Occasions Alphabet - is double mounted and a BRAND new addition to my collection!


Here's a close up - I love using the Punch Pack flowers for a WOW embellishment!


Some of the products I used...

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Deadline is Wednesday!!!


Isn't this stinkin' cute?  This is another project you'll get to make at the GET YOUR JINGLE ON Stamp Camp:

DATE:  Saturday, November 5th

TIME:  9am or 1 pm

WHERE:  Trinity Lutheran - Menasha

COST:  $20

RSVP DEADLINE:  Wed, 10/26

You can view another one of our projects here:



You all know how I like cards that are a little out of the ordinary - this one is made with a cardstock base that's 12" x 3" - the perfect size to fit in our Open End Envelopes.  And the Red Glimmer Paper gives it the boost to BLING it up!

Where did that polka dot glitter paper come from?  It's part of the Holly Berry Bouquet Speciatly Designer Paper.  There's striped glitter paper too!

The new Peekaboo Frames Dies is soooo much fun!!!  It so easy to make your card to speak!  Who doesn't want to open up a little flap to see a cute surprise inside?


Here's one of my favorites dies - the 2-Tag Die - a fabulous holder for your gift card.  Since the retirement of our Slit Punch - I've been using Mini Glue Dots to adhere gift cards to the inside of my holders.


Here are some of the products I can place an order below or you can order your supplies at the stamp camp...when you place a qualifying order, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a spectacular gift basket filled with all kinds of GREAT ideas!

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Corrected dates for Background Class!!!


The dates for the Background Class have been corrected...I must have had my eyes crossed when I sent this out earlier!!!

You can choose from:

Oshkosh Hobby Lobby - 10 am - Wednesday, Oct 26th

Omro Foxview - 6 pm - Wednesday, Oct 26th

***NEW***Menasha My House - 10 am - Thursday, Oct 27th 



All about the Backgrounds!!!


It's all about the backgrounds this week!  We'll be making up our own backgrounds - a great alternative to buying designer paper - and a GREAT tip when you're in a pinch!  No more searching for that "perfect print" or "perfect color" - you can make whatever you need.

Join me in Menasha, Oshkosh or Omro to see several fun techniques - you'll enjoy making six cards!!!

Isn't this a beauty?  I just had to add a little Champagne Shimmer Mist to BLING it up!!!


You can choose from:

Oshkosh Hobby Lobby - 10 am - Wednesday, Oct 26th

Omro Foxview - 6 pm - Wednesday, Oct 26th

***NEW***Menasha My House - 10 am - Thursday, Oct 27th 

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Pines & Poinsettias


I just had to share this beautiful card with you....created by Cathy Miller!  I love all the layers and the Holly Betty Designer Series Paper is perfect!!!


Here are a few of the products used...

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If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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Austin's birthday present came in the mail today - he loved it!!!


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Shelli's Birthday!!!

What a celebration....Shelli turns 50!!!  Stampin' Up! did it up in style too!  Just in case you don't know - Shelli is the CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!  One of the nicest, most genuine people I've ever met. Wish I could have been there to see her cry....she always cries!!!  It's so cute.

Check out Shelli's blog to see how the Home Office treated her to a SPECTACULAR celebration here:




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