Product of the Week – Merry Christmas to All

Christmas is just around the corner and evident in every store you go into lately. It won’t be long before the radio stations are playing carols. And for those of us who make cards and paper craft it’s time to be working on our Christmas cards and scrapbooks. I chose the Merry Christmas to All bundle as my Product of the Week because of the many options for sentiments and also for the thinlit dies which include the most beautifuly scripted holiday words.

Christmas is just 78 days away.

Frosted Floral Card

I have been super busy with prepping for our all day retreat which is less than 2 weeks away. So busy that I just realized I never shared the card I said I would last week using the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the color combination of Rich Razzleberry and Soft Sea Foam. The DSP has so many different colors in it that when I realized I didn’t have enough Razzleberry cardstock for all of my classes I easily substituted Blackberry Bliss which looked just as good together.

I used the dies from Stitched Labels Framelits and Stitched Framelits for the sentiment focal point of the card with a few leaves punched out with the leaf punch.

Speaking of punches, I was working on a retreat project yesterday and punched out almost 1000 pieces. Can’t share yet what. It needs to be a surprise.

CD Calendar – October 2018

October already!  Yikes, and it’s still so very hot here in Florida. Hopefully this month will bring some cooler temperatures.

 

I do have classes coming for next year’s calendar. November 2nd at 9:30 AM and again November 3rd at 1:00 PM. Let me know if you are interested. It is $16 for one calendar and $6 for each additional calendar. Space is limited so reserve your space now.

World Card Making Day Special Sale

Do you know about World Card Making Day? It’s our very own day to get creative.  In honor of this day Stampin’ Up! has announced select products on sale 10% off. This sale is only from October 1 – 7.

Click her to see the flyer

I am putting in an order on Friday, October 5th if there is anything you would like me to order for you. You can also order online through my store here.

The Winner is …. Plus Product of the Week

A big thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate reaching $200,000 in career sales by entering my giveaway drawing for the Falling for Leaves bundle. There were many who entered via the blog post and/or through my Facebook page. There were so many favorite stamp sets named but the one that got the most mentions was Lovely as a Tree. An oldie but certainly a goodie. And now the winner is …..

Carol Hall

 

Product of the Week

For this week I selected a package of designer series paper that is absolutely beautiful. The photo in the catalog can not begin to show how elegant and shimmery it truly is.

It is part of the Frosted Floral Suite which also includes a stamp set, framelits, ribbon and embellishments. Because I just cannot buy everything, this is one suite where I made the decision to only purchase the designer series paper and use it with other product that I already owned. You’ll have to check back later in the week to see the card that I made with the paper.

Upcoming Classes

This time of year my schedule fills up with events with adding additional holiday classes. I do need registration and pre-payment for classes to be sure I have enough supplies and kits ready.

All classes include coordinating envelopes for cards and product discounts on orders placed that day. Class sizes are limited so sign up now to reserve your spot.

I have included some photos of projects from last years classes for the CD Calendar and the Tags, Bags, & Treats class to give you an idea of what the class includes. Each year is slightly different.

Cards
October 27th 1:00 PM
$10 or FREE with an order of $25 or more
3 cards – Ask how you can earn FREE host rewards.
RSVP required

Christmas Card Class
October 29th 1:00 PM
October 30th 5:00 PM
$25 for 12 cards or $32 for 14 cards
4 different card designs. Your choice to make either 3 or 4 of each design
Registration & payment required by October 24th

CD Calendar Class
November 2nd 9:30 AM
November 3rd 1:00 PM
$16 for 1 calendar and $6 for each additional calendar
Annual class for the calendar that fits into a CD case.
Registration and pre-payment required by October 30th

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Card Class
November 15th 9:30 AM
November 15th 1:00 PM
$35
20 cards from Memories & More Pack. Will include the entire pack and coordinating
red envelopes. You will have extra Memories & More cards to take home (pack comes
with 50 pre-printed cards)
Registration and pre-payment required by November 5th

Cards
November 24th 1:00 PM
$10 or FREE with an order of $25 or more.
3 cards – Ask how you can earn FREE host rewards

Tags, Bags, & Treats Class
November 30th 1:00 PM
December 1st 1:00 PM
$25
You will make some Christmas bags, some tags, and a few cute treats.
Registration and pre-payment required by November 19th

Cancellation Policy: You will be given kits for completing all cards. Refunds cannot be given due to prepped and cut cardstock and other supplies.

 

Previous years Tags, Bags, and Treats class projects.

 

Wild About You

The card today is the cute giraffe from the Animal Outing stamp set. The inspiration for the card came right from the annual catalog. I changed a few things and this is the card we did in classes this week.

One of the stamps is the sentiment Wild About You  but I really wanted the card to say Wild on the front and About You on the inside. One way to do that is to mask the words so that only the word you want is inked up. But using in a class with several people can become problematic so I simply cut the stamp in two. I do that sometimes with my stamps.

I do love the leaf ribbon which is perfect for this card. I used glue dots on the back of some of the leaves to hold it in place. By not putting a glue dot on every leaf it leaves some of them loose, almost like they are blowing in the wind.

Tip of the Week – Keeping up with your Dies

I don’t always get things put away immediately after I’ve used them and sometimes even start another project before the last one is cleaned up. That comes from being busy, tired, or on a deadline to get the next card done. That can lead to having things left out and then I don’t remember where they go. Then I wind up going through the catalog page by page trying to figure it out. If you’re like me then check out my video Tip of the Week.

Thanks for checking in and have a good week.

Woo Hoo! Goal Reached & Give-Away Announced

Several months ago I set a goal to reach $200,000 in career sales by the end of September. This is the total over my 15 years as a demonstrator. You might wonder why the end of September. Well it’s because October 1st is the beginning of a new Stampin’ Up year so I wanted to end the year with reaching this milestone.  I would also then be recognized at the OnStage international convention which is November 7th in Orlando. And it all comes with a nice bonus check from Stampin’ Up! I am so excited to have met that goal.

I am blessed and so very thankful for such wonderful and loyal customers and downline. So with that, and to keep this celebration going, I am having a drawing for a give-away.

Falling for Leaves Bundle

 

 

Again, with a grateful heart, thank you. I wouldn’t have reached it without you.

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