Thursday, August 28, 2014

Holiday Catalog is LIVE and last Day of the Short & Sweet Special --- PLUS a new Hostess Set!



The Holiday Catalog is now ONLINE and available for you to place orders from!! Some of the stamp sets are also available in SPANISH. And, Stampin' Up! even has a flier for all the SUPPLIES used on each project in the catalog! Be sure to check out my HOLIDAY CATALOG PRODUCT SHARES, too!

And TODAY is the last day of the Short and Sweet New Demonstrator Special. Read all about it below and please contact me if you are at all interested!!


If you sign up to be a SU demonstrator between August 21-28, you can receive extra Starter Kit product! That's right, you'll receive $150 worth of product in your Starter Kit, for just $99 . Talk about a sweet deal! Read all the information about it by clicking on Stampin' Up! Short & Sweet Deal and then become part of my Stamping to Share Team! We'd love to have you join our group of Creative Crafters' Stamping to Share. Here are just a few of the benefits:

Opportunity for 30% off your first order placed in 45 first days of joining
20% off all future orders while you are active
FREE catalogs BEFORE they are available to the public
Monthly FUN gatherings with Make n Takes, swapping, demonstrations, prizes! (optional)
Meeting via YouTube for those who cannot attend in person
Online crafting/creating support with our exclusive Stamping to Share Group on Facebook!
Fun incentives and opportunities to share your creations!
As much or as little support as you need!
No Obligation - Past Demonstrators can rejoin at any time - ANYONE can purchase the kit! 

What are you waiting for? Right now is a GREAT time to become a demonstrator!


And finally, a great stamp set for our hostesses. (or for anyone who spoils themselves with a really big order every once in a while!) Check out GOOD GREETINGS!



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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bloom with Hope Sympathy Card with How To Video



I created this beautiful gate fold card based on a card I received from a swap at Inspire Create Share 2014 from Sara Bolz. I just love how elegant this card is and how easy it is to make.


This is the inside panel of the card. And, to give you all the measurements and how to, I've created a video for you!!

A quick reminder . . . only ONE MORE DAY to take advantage of the Short and Sweet Starter Kit Special from Stampin' Up! Please email me so that I can help you sign up to be on my team of Creative Crafters' Stamping to Share! Enjoy the video!




If you sign up to be a SU demonstrator between August 21-28, you can receive extra Starter Kit product! That's right, you'll receive $150 worth of product in your Starter Kit, for just $99 . Talk about a sweet deal! Read all the information about it by clicking on Stampin' Up! Short & Sweet Deal and then become part of my Stamping to Share Team! We'd love to have you join our group of Creative Crafters' Stamping to Share. Here are just a few of the benefits:

Opportunity for 30% off your first order placed in 45 first days of joining
20% off all future orders while you are active
FREE catalogs BEFORE they are available to the public
Monthly FUN gatherings with Make n Takes, swapping, demonstrations, prizes! (optional)
Meeting via YouTube for those who cannot attend in person
Online crafting/creating support with our exclusive Stamping to Share Group on Facebook!
Fun incentives and opportunities to share your creations!
As much or as little support as you need!
No Obligation - Past Demonstrators can rejoin at any time - ANYONE can purchase the kit! 

What are you waiting for? Right now is a GREAT time to become a demonstrator!


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Holiday Catalog Perfect Product Shares with Pictures!

Announcing the 2014 Holiday
Catalog Product Shares from 
Stamping to Share!
The Stampin' Up 2014 Holiday is full of products that will bring warmth and cheer to the heart whether creating or gifting, you are sure to be inspired! To help you get a taste of some of the paper, ribbons and accessories in this catalog, I am offering a few product share options. This is what I've put together for you: 

1. DSP Paper Share
The Perfect Designer Series Paper Share will include all of the designer series paper in the 2014 Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog. This share includes shipping and handling for just $16. If you plan to pick it up from me in person, your share is $11.


  • 29 Sample Sheets of 6x6 paper and 2 3x6 Foil-Embossed papers 
    • Nordic Noel
    • Color Me Autumn
    • Motley Monsters
    • Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper 
    • All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper 
  • 12 Sample Sheets of 4.5x6.5 paper from the Trim the Tree Paper Stack


2. 3x6" Sampler Books
The Perfect 3x6” Sampler of all the designer series paper in the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. Sampler packs are smaller and more portable. My downline and I especially like them because they are bound with a coordinated end cover and labeled with the name, item number, price and the colors that coordinate. I like to display them in a decorated tin and my customers often refer to them as they write up their orders.  I refer to them, too, as it’s handy to see what colors coordinate with each paper pack. Since this share involves quite a bit more time and preparation, it is priced to include that effort . . . $14 which includes shipping and handling or $9 if picking up from me in person.






3. Holiday Ribbon Share

Ribbon Shares are the perfect way to get a sampling of all the new ribbon debuting in our 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. Your ribbon will be lovingly wrapped around chipboard and protected in a plastic sleeve to insure that you receive it in pristine condition. You will receive 2 yards each of Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon, Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon, White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim, and Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim. $9.50 which includes shipping and handling or is you are combining this with a Perfect Paper Share or picking it up from in person, your share is $7.25.



4. Holiday Accessory Share


Holiday Accessories can add the perfect finishing touch to your Holiday Projects. The following items are included in the Accessory Share: six Autumn Wooden Elements, eight Gold Basic Metal Buttons, four All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments, six Nordic Designer Buttons and six Santa & Co Epoxy Embellishments. This share includes shipping and handling for just $9.50. If you are combining this with a Perfect Paper Share, or picking it up from me in person your share is $7.25.


5. Holiday Boxes and Bags Share


Holiday Boxes and Bags are easy to personalize. Get one Take Out Box, four Tiny Treat Boxes and two Petite Cafe Gift Bags with this share. Shipping and handling is included for just $6.50. Or, if you are combining this order with a Perfect Paper Share, or picking it up from me in person, your share is $4. 


 Gift with Purchase!
You will get a little surprise gift for participating in even just one of my Perfect Product Holiday Shares!  The more shares that you participate in . . . the more valuable the gift becomes! 'Tis the Season for Surprise and Delight! 
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Everyone is welcome to participate. You can place as many share orders as you wish. The best way to get on the list is to e-mail me at stampawayk@yahoo.com. Please include the following: Your full name, address, email associated with your pay pal account, your phone number and which shares you would like to get.

If you are not local, I will send you a Pay Pal money request so that you can easily make your payment. If you are ordering several shares (especially ribbon shares!), we may be able to combine a few of them to save you some S & H expense. It's amazing how much I can stuff into a Flat Rate envelope! lol!

Reserve your shares now. I will place the first order for these shares on August 28. Then, I will place the orders ongoing as the shares fill up. As soon as I can after the order arrives, I will ship or have your shares available for pick up.


These Perfect Product Shares are available for US orders only.  

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kind Koala Colored with a Swoosh from Work of Art - How To Video



This card was a hit at Cards for a Cause. I was inspired by a card I received from my downline, Mary Kiley, who colored her Koala with the small swoosh from the Work of Art stamp set. I loved this idea! It looks so cool and artsy, too! Here's the How To video:




If you sign up to be a SU demonstrator between August 21-28, you can receive extra Starter Kit product! That's right, you'll receive $150 worth of product in your Starter Kit, for just $99 . Talk about a sweet deal! Read all the information about it by clicking on Stampin' Up! Short & Sweet Deal and then become part of my Stamping to Share Team! We'd love to have you join our group of Creative Crafters' Stamping to Share. Here are just a few of the benefits:

Opportunity for 30% off your first order placed in 45 first days of joining
20% off all future orders while you are active
FREE catalogs BEFORE they are available to the public
Monthly FUN gatherings with Make n Takes, swapping, demonstrations, prizes! (optional)
Meeting via YouTube for those who cannot attend in person
Online crafting/creating support with our exclusive Stamping to Share Group on Facebook!
Fun incentives and opportunities to share your creations!
As much or as little support as you need!
No Obligation - Past Demonstrators can rejoin at any time - ANYONE can purchase the kit! 

What are you waiting for? Right now is a GREAT time to become a demonstrator!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Remembering Your Birthday and Peace, Love & Cupcakes with How To Video



One of the first sets I "had to have" when I got the new catalog and I've only found time to play with it just this past week. That hasn't ever happened to you, right? lol! Well, I guess my Instant/Delayed Gratification all came together perfectly in this card that my customers will get to make at Card Buffet this week. It's pretty and goes together pretty quickly. Below I have the how to video.




And, I couldn't resist showing you some of the amazing mushroom/fungi pics I took over the weekend on our walk to the chapel on the lake at St. John's University. I've always been a big fan of mushrooms. When I eat fresh morels in the Springtime, I feel like I've died and gone to heaven. Truly food for the gods! And, I think they are beautiful so I just HAVE to share some of my favorite pictures of them. (My middle child thinks I'm nuts . . . she hates the taste and the looks and cannot figure out how I can be impressed by a mushroom! lol!)


Look at the color in this tree fungi! As beautiful as this is in the picture, it was even more gorgeous in real life! This was one of my favorite finds on Saturday.


Loved this one, too . . . so perfectly formed!


Definitely "gross" according to Kari! I have to say, I was not inclined to touch these two. They were slimy!! At first, I wasn't even sure if it was a mushroom, but I have to admit, I was relieved to discover it truly was. Hate to imagine what it otherwise might have been! lol!


These three had kind of frilly edges and they popped out so nice and clean! Very pretty!!


This was definitely the biggest mushroom of the day . . . about the size of a dessert plate . . . maybe five inches across or so. There were several that we came across in this area, but this one was the least damaged. They almost looked like space ships.


Teeny tiny bright orange ones. Even though they were small, they were always easy to spot as you could see them from quite a ways off.


How about a mushroom with "sprinkles" on top? I thought this red one was quite impressive.


One of my favorite pictures featuring two clusters of perfectly formed mushrooms. They were just beautiful! I could have taken more pictures of this grouping, but my family was starting to get impatient with me.


This floating bridge really is as tippy as it looks. I was getting up close and personal with the lily pads, too!


Here are the hikers who joined me on Saturday . . . my daughter Karel, my daughter Kari and my husband Steve. Thanks for putting up with all my mushroom pictures. I have a lot more, too! It was really hard to decide which ones to show as I liked them all so much!! Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!


If you sign up to be a SU demonstrator between August 21-28, you can receive extra Starter Kit product! That's right, you'll receive $150 worth of product in your Starter Kit, for just $99 . Talk about a sweet deal! Read all the information about it by clicking on Stampin' Up! Short & Sweet Deal and then become part of my Stamping to Share Team! We'd love to have you join our group of Creative Crafters' Stamping to Share. Here are just a few of the benefits:

Opportunity for 30% off your first order placed in 45 first days of joining
20% off all future orders while you are active
FREE catalogs BEFORE they are available to the public
Monthly FUN gatherings with Make n Takes, swapping, demonstrations, prizes! (optional)
Meeting via YouTube for those who cannot attend in person
Online crafting/creating support with our exclusive Stamping to Share Group on Facebook!
Fun incentives and opportunities to share your creations!
As much or as little support as you need!
No Obligation - Past Demonstrators can rejoin at any time - ANYONE can purchase the kit! 

What are you waiting for? Right now is a GREAT time to become a demonstrator!



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