Thursday, July 27, 2017

Great Time to Become a Demonstrator


Always it's a great time to join the family of Stampin' Up! and especially my family of the Joyful Heart Stampers and for several reasons:
--we can always use a good discount
or
--stamping with friends is fun and it's inspiring
or
--it's a great way to make a little extra cash or to start a business
OR
.......It's a fabulous value and the Best Discount

This month...and for only a few more days, Stampin' Up! decided to sweeten the deal...Here's how:
Besides the $125 that you get to choose for only $99, you also get some basic supplies for FREE
(paper snips, 2 D blocks, grid paper, snail adhesive and a bone folder!)
AS IF That wasn't enough!  They also have added the stamp set and dies that I made the samples in this post with.  You will love them and the dies are not just for the holidays.  It's a bundle worth over $50 and you get it for free when you order your kit before July 31st!
Just follow the prompts and you will get your kit ...almost $250 worth of stuff for only $99 plus tax
Oh, and the shipping is absolutely FREE

After you do this, I will include  you in our Joyful Heart Stampers group facebook page and you will be able to come to my meetings plus you will also be invited to join my upline's meetings and pages! 
There is so much support for you to get the most from this experience.

I want to tell you one more secret...we have one amazing Holiday catalog coming very soon, it will be in your hands by the end of August and if you don't want over 1/2 that catalog when it goes live in September, I'll be very surprised!  
Best idea: get this kit now, it's like getting your supplies at 65% off and more, then you will be able to get all the new stuff Early....in August and at a great discount..at least 20% off.
So, get to my website now before you miss it
Here are some closeups of some cards my downline and I were working on this week and you can have it all:




Monday, July 17, 2017

Daisy Tips

I have not had any trouble with my Daisy punch but in case you have trouble getting it stuck, I found this helpful information from another demo, Stephanie Flath plus a few that I've added.
DAISY PUNCH TIPS!!
1.) If you plan to STAMP the daisy and then punch, mount your stamp on the block so there are 2 petals aiming straight up and down and stamp it in that position. (No troubles later cuz that’s the way the punch is positioned.)
2.) Do not punch really close to the edge as the edge will bend into the punch and could cause 'stickage'
3.) A 5 ½” x 2 ¾” pc of cs is the perfect size to fit/punch out 2 daisies. You can get 6 from an 8 ½” x 11” pc of cs. Plus starting with a larger pc helps punch more easily.
4.) I always use my punches upside down so I can see what/where I’m punching.
5.) When you punch the daisy, PULL YOUR PUNCH AWAY FROM THE SIDE—rather than from the bottom. I don’t know why, but it doesn’t seem to catch as easily that way!
6.) If you forget step 5 or it still gets stuck, “continue to punch your way out.” 

Happy Daisy Punching!!!

As many of you know, I'm having a Daisy class this Saturday, July 22nd from 1-3 PM in my stamp room (730 Sells Station Rd. Littlestown, PA 17340)
If you missed the pre-registration, you can still join the class or I will send you the card pieces and you can make on your own..I will send you pictures of the completed cards!  You do need to let me know by 7/20

How: Pre-order the stamp set Daisy Delight stamp set (you will have to order the punch later as it's on backorder, Again! Also, the Daisy Designer Series Paper, the Faceted Gems (gold), and a ½ roll of ribbon.  You can, of course, add anything else that you may need.
Your Kit: Will include supplies to make 5 projects using all your new supplies.  If you need me to send your supplies, I will punch all your daisies for you since you won't be able to get the punch for a little bit.

Cost: Class is free…just pre-purchase the bundle above by 7/20 and I will help you get started with ideas.

Friday, July 14, 2017

While I'm In Thailand

So, you want to play while I'm away?


Order online and you'll get some FREE items from me.  Here are the details:
So, I return on the 17th which only gives you 3 days but hey, I was busy getting all my classes done before I came :)
Please use the hostess code: UJJ739RE when you place your order of $25 or more....
You will receive an email sample of this card and a pdf on how to make and use the You Move Me stamp sets and thinlets to make your butterflies and hummingbirds flutter as you remove the card inside!
If you place an order over $50, I will also send you a finished card along with the pdf so that you can see up close and personal.
If you want to place your own hostess order, do not worry about the hostess code, pick your free hostess gifts and I will still send you your gifts.
Go to www.stampincindystampinup.net and be sure to use the hostess code UJJ739RE at checkout.

I want to say a special thank you to all of you that I am actually away and enjoying this trip because you've supported my business...Thank YOU!

Discount Kit for July

Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! New recruits will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52! 
We will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20)!  With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!
This is FREE: 
And this is FREE:
And you still get to pick $125 worth of your favorite products for only $99 plus tax
Click above then click Join Now. 
this offer ends July 31st.





Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Catalog Countdown....Day 1 It's here!

I want to show you an adorable video that SU made to show us a few of the cute things that are available.  I hope you'll take a second to watch...really quick.

So, I have one more stamp set to show you before the catalog opens by 12 noon MT today.
 I posted this one yesterday to show you the designer paper used but today, I'd like to focus on the die cuts...Lovely Words.
 This hugs card is my swap for our Joyful Heart Meeting this Saturday...I think I borrowed this idea from my friend Trevis Bossaler!  This uses our new In-Color Stack of Designer paper...several designs in each of the 5 colors.  It's a very pretty stack and because it has more sheets, it's a little easier for us demonstrators to make a project for a class!  But our customers will also love the colors and designs that go with each of our new In colors.
I didn't have a project done with the lovely die (it's in a heart shape but I wanted to show how each of these words can be snipped out of their connecting shape and used alone). So I just adjusted a card that I already had from a meeting..done in the new Powder Pink color (This card also has a paper from the stack I just talked about!).

I wanted to add a black accent but didn't have anything so I took one of our new Clear Faceted Gems and used a sharpie on it!  It worked and still has a shimmer to it! Can you tell I'm excited?  You can see the same gems on the hugs card...uncolored.

Here you can see all 3 thinlets  #143733 
   
Fresh Florals In Color Stack   #144131  

I hope that you will check out the new catalog HERE

Please let me know if you need a copy....they are FREE to my customers...can be picked up at my home or any of the classes.  I will be happy to send you one for $7.50 and then you will get a coupon for $7.50 off of your next $30 or more order. Contact me now so I can get it to you right away.
And you can shop HERE as soon as the catalog goes live...by 12 noon MT today!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Count Down Day 2--Color Theory

The Color Theory Paper Stack is really different and lots of fun...Let me show you a few ideas:
When you glance through the catalog, the colors and designs in this Stack of Paper really jump out at you
The thin olive strip on the leaf card is from the stack and both pieces on the chair card are from the pack



 the design behind the friend cut out (Lovely Words Thinlets) is another design from the pack and the daisy is cut from the same pattern as the old olive piece on the leaf card.
You will soon be able to get your hands on this too!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Count Down Day 3 Crafting Forever

We got this set for FREE at OnStage. Crafting Forever!
 I made some award cards with them for my meeting this Saturday.
 I got these ideas from some other demos and changed some up a bit...just wanted to mention the ribbon on the top of the above card.
It's white with blue edges and I didn't want the white so I took a crumb cake marker and just colored the white so that it wasn't blaring.  Still have the blue edges that I needed to bring out the blue that I used on the thread.  Be sure to read the saying.  If you have a crafty heart, i'm sure you can relate:

Crafting Forever, housework, whenever.

The ribbon on this card is our new in color ribbon...it's thin and easy to work with...so beautiful.
This is my favorite stamp in the set!  This is Lemon-lime twist

Don't forget...you can get ribbon shares...that's all the new ribbons for a very good price...visit my Product Share page for details.
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#143958  $20

You can order on June 1st!  Yeah, it's closer!

Count Down Day 4--Window Box Card

I'm sorry, I forgot that I had company coming for picnic yesterday so I didn't have time to post. So, I'll try to get 2 days worth in today!
I wanted to show you a cute project I've been working on from this new catalog.
 I found this idea on a demonstrators site and it was not English, so I used her great pictures to figure this out.  It's a window box card
 

 So, my measurements were 5 1/2" X 7 " for the Flirty Flamingo piece.  Then you score each side at 1/4" 4 times (so 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch on each side)
 then on the short ends, you add 2 extra 1/4 inch scores, just to the 2nd line
Cut out the grey area as shown below
 Fold on all score lines and glue down the long sides first.  I used green glue (tombow)
Be sure to hold down long enough so that it glues fast.

 i was not able to fit a pencil in mine so i found something that was thin enough to slide in and provide pressure.
 After both sides are secure, apply glue to the ends (be sure to add that little dot in the corner...not a mistake :) )
 isn't this awesome?
Now, to complete your card;  your box should end up being 3.5 X 5 inches
So, i cut my whisper white card at 7 3/8 X 5
Scored it at 3.5 and then 3 7/8.  
Cut the large oval out of the front,
Then glue the window box into your card on back and left side.

 You will need to cut a piece of whisper white to fit inside the box...just measure and cut...depends on how you've glued.

The stamping and die cuts are from our new Colorful Seasons Bundle from our Color Theory suite on page 147 of the new catalog.  I am in Love with this set.
#145348  $54 for both

I hope you are as excited as I am about these new products!    You can get your own on June 1st!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Count Down to new Catalog-Day 5


Today I want to share one of the stamp bundles that first caught my eye!  I am in love with punches and we have needed a great flower punch....happy to say it is here...Well, let me just say it was here. Blame it on the demonstrators, we have bought more punches in one month than normally sells in a punches lifetime!  So, see it here, then wait til the end of June to order your bundle!
Oh, the joys of prediction.

Daisy Delight, Set of 16
Daisy punch,
Bundle: #145361 $31.50

Of course, you will probably noted the center of the daisy..our new Faceted Gems..in clear and gold.  Perfect sizes for large flowers!  Each pack has 72 gems, for $5


 Oh, and let me not forget the Daisy Designer Paper
shown on the last 2 cards...it's gorgeous! 12X12  #144137  $11

I have a special trick to tell you about the Daffodil delight ribbon you see on this card.
It's our new Double-stitched ribbon....but I noticed that you could pull on the stitching and I did so and actually gathered my ribbon so now it's "pleated ribbon" for no extra cost!  Love when things work out like that!

*Ask me about my product shares to get all the new ribbons and/or all the new designer paper in sample form so you can try it out!

You'll notice another new product on this card...it's our Happy Birthday thinlet.  In this case I cut a white and a navy...added a little daffodil delight markering on the edges of the white piece and then just offset it a little.
#143700  $20
I have a free catalog for all my customers. You can pick it up at my house or at a class.  If you need a catalog sent to you, I will be happy to do so.  It costs me over $7 to send it.  I will include a coupon for $7 off your first order to reimburse you for your cost.
Just let me know, I'll send you a paypal invoice and then when it's received, I'll pop it in the mail, priority.

Come back Monday for another sneak peek on Day 4 of the count down.

Final Salute

Saying Goodbye soon to some old friends and Hello to some new ones.
First the Goodbyes, then check back each day for the next 5 days for the Count Down!

Gorgeous Grunge.   Background stamps are often overlooked but those of you who attended classes with me know that this is a Go-To Favorite of mine.  You can still get one if you've missed it.
Just 5 stamps but oh, the beauty they can create...below are some background ideas.

Wow, it sure looks different in color doesn't it!
So, you can still get this, I hope.  Here's the number:   
Gorgeous Grunge #130517...It's $18 for the clear set.
Click on the cart at the bottom of this post to go to my store
Please use  hostess code: VQUXNN6U when checking out.  
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Balloon Adventures Bundle.  I'm truly shocked that this set and dies did not get carried into the big catalog.  It is a beautiful set.  and i love that the balloons even coordinate with our balloon punch for more ease of cutting lots of balloons.
 And here are some really fun ideas for this set.  I think you'll agree that it definitely packs a WOW!
As of now, it is still available for purchase either just the stamp set or as a bundle with the 10% discount.  Balloon Adventures Bundle #144708  price $53
Please use  hostess code: VQUXNN6U when checking out.
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Traveler.  An oldie but goodie.  this is one of my favorite masculine stamp sets and it has stayed around for a few years. Those who've attended classes have gotten to use this several times. But just in case you've missed it...you can still get it.

Below are some really handsome ideas using this set!  You can see how versatile it is.


If you still need this set, it is available for very limited time...
Traveler  #134513  $20
Please use  hostess code: VQUXNN6U when checking out.
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From land to Sea.  Just used this one in class this month!  Isn't that sea turtle just the cutest?  And thel lighthouse makes a great accent for many cards.


Here are some cards created with this stamp set!  

If you haven't added this to your collection, it's still available for a day or two. 
It's only available yet in wood...but hey, at least it's available.  
From Land to Sea #138720  $27
Please use  hostess code: VQUXNN6U when checking out.


Back on Track--Highlights

Yes, I am still stamping and enjoying it but life has been filled with many blessings and some not so blessed.  I thought I'd give you a quick overview of the first part of 2017-I'll try to make it quick :)
First 3 months of the year are Sale a Bration with Stampin' Up! so i usually work really hard during those months, in addition to homeschooling, FACE co-op Vice president activities, track meets, and housework.
Our families love to spend time together but the older our children become, the harder that is to make happen..here are a few events from this past Christmas.  Top pic is Joel's family, then Dad's 80th birthday dinner with his brother's, and Christmas Dinner at Joel's Mom and Dads.
The bottom photos are from my families' time at the mountains for Christmas.  The left pic is some of the 12 oldest grands of my parents 54 grandchildren...they also have 4 greats now.  On the right is the pyramid that just about maimed my brother LOL. We always seem to do something crazy.

In January, Tyler and Steph did a Gender Reveal Party!  It's a boy!

A 5th Birthday Party for Kale...yes, I made the dinosaur cake!  pretty proud of that...


 Baby shower for Steph.  Her Mom and I organized this.  It was a work of heart.  We had so much fun!   Tash did this elephant cake...adorable!  
 

We got together with Joel's family to cut up a steer...it's a family tradition after all, and Dad had to get in there for a little bit and show everyone how it's done.

I held my 28th semi-annual Scrapbooking/Getaway retreat. We meet at Camp Eder in Fairfield in the Spring and the Fall.  The scrap fairies provided bubbles for everyone.  Guess they thought we needed to get rid of some hot air!  It was alot of fun; I love how everyone comes together from all walks of life and makes friends that look forward to seeing each other and catching up.  
Our Joyful Heart Stampers group attended OnStage Local, in Richmond, VA
How fun to stamp together, get the new catalog and meet up with friends!  Very grateful for this group of ladies and their friends.
 In the midst of all this excitement, we've had some trials...one of the biggest being car failure.  Joel's car has been under the weather and that's what malachi has been driving while Joel drives his dads old pick up.  Then, my car blew it's engine on the way home from church about 2 months ago...we bought a used engine online, had a relative put the engine in, it lasted for 3 days...all the oil leaked out...got that fixed and the engine started rapping.  We found out that the warranty on the engine was not going to hold because it took too long for the mechanic to put the engine in...only had 10 days.  So, we just got the car back last night...it runs, doesn't sound too terrible so we are thinking of running it til it dies...but we spent so much money trying to fix it that there was nothing left to think of getting another vehicle.  Yes, it has 165,000 miles but everything else on the car has been fabulous. Happy to say that Joel and Malachi fiddled with his car til they got it back on the road so hopefully we can return all family vehicles that have been borrowed.   Please pray that we make it a few more months with these vehicles!  We are very curious to see what God is teaching us through this...we have definitely learned to lean on Him in a new way.

 For the last 3 months, we prepared for this event, the EBAHS (East Berlin Area HomeSchoolers) graduation/program.
The singing was rapturous and the skit was amazing.  Malachi was Officer C.O.P. with his rival, Mr. Sherlock Hemlock.  Malachi had to charge Judy and the Phalanges with an # ID10TS and haul them off to jail.

And I saved the very best til last...The arrival of little Rhett, just last week.  He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.
and is a very happy little man.  He's finally sleeping better at night for mommy who is an amazing mom. Kale's a great big brother and always happy to spend time teaching his little brother! Not to forget Dad...Rhett is pretty attached to his Daddy.
 So, that catches us up til now!  I'm so excited about the new catalog and very frustrated with the discontinued list...because just when someone wants something, it's gone.  Well, I'm still gonna give a final salute to some of my favs and give you some sneak peeks at what is to come in about 5 days.


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