Monday, October 16, 2017

Merry Cafe

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. Today I am sharing this month's Stamp Club to Go card. I am moving my focus towards Christmas more and more each day and this month's Stamp Club card is just the beginning of the holiday card designs coming your way here on my blog! 

I really couldn't wait to get my hands on the Merry Cafe set. It isn't just for Christmas, it has sentiments and decorations for all the fun things that happen in the fall too. 

 I used two different Designer Series paper packs for this- Wood textures and Quilted Christmas. They go well don't they? now not every car dis identical, because not all the paper is identical in the packs. But, they mixed well no matter which print I used. As you can see here, two different looks although the products I used are identical. 

The top of the cup was cut from vellum. It creates a fun realistic "frosty plastic lid" for our frap, don't you think? I added some pine boughs cut with the framelits form the Christmas Stair Case set. Also, I added some coffee splatters by dipping my Aqua Painter in Crumb Cake ink and flicking it all over my white card basses. 

Have you played with the Merry Cafe yet? It's a good one- you need it!! Especially if you already for that Coffee Cafe set and the Coffee Cup Framelits! It's a great addition to your coffee collection! 

Seasonal Lantern Class to Go
Deadline to Register is October 23rd


Friday, October 13, 2017

Facebook Friday- Spooky Cat, Colorful Seasons and This Little Piggy

Hello my friends!! Today is Friday and that means a new Facebook Live! If you didn't catch it live, you can check the replay on my Facebook Group page and later this weekend, I will get the recording uploaded here (hopefully!)

Today I have three projects, kind of a hodgepodge of things. 
I usually try to make them all "go together" but today, they don't! LOL!
First, we have a Halloween treat. Inside are little Jelly Belly Candy Corn Fun Packs. 

Next is a Fall treat bag. A great way to use your DSP. Don't hoard it- cut it and USE it!!
Remember, we have Designer Series Paper Sale right now. Buy three, get one free! Yes, you CAN mix and match! 

Lastly, I showed a little demo of our Stampin' Blends with the This Little Piggy stamp set. While these markers aren't available to order quite yet, if you REALLY want them, and you REALLY want a good deal on them, you can get them in the Starter Kit. SUNDAY is the last day for this offer. Stampin' Up has not told us when they will be available for everyone. 

Update: You can see the recording of my live video here! 

Video Direct Link:

It includes the product list and dimensions. 

If you'd like to place a Stampin' Up order this weekend, make sure to use the Hostess Code F4ZZJZ9F attached to this event. 
I am sending the three make and takes to everyone who
 places a $30+ order through Monday night. 
You MUST use the Hostess Code to get this offer.

(And yes, you can order anything you want, it doesn't have
 to be the products I showed. :-)  )

Lastly, I am giving away a complete DSP Paper Share form the Holiday Catalog! You will get a piece of every paper in the catalog! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter below (United States residents only please.) Thanks everyone! 

Pick A Pumpkin Class to Go
Registration Deadline is October 14th


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Gourd Goodness

Hello everybody! I am sorry my post is late today! Trying to prepare for tonight's class as well as preparing my In Color Club Kits for shipment. It's been a full and busy day! 

Today, i just want to share a card we'll be making at tonight's class. 

As you know, I am obsessed with pumpkins! This set called Gourd Goodness is a two step stamping design and has leaves, pumpkins and gourds that all look life like. It's almost like magic when you stamp them together and they look like a photograph! 
I also used the Wood textures DSP, the Spooky Night DSP, the Modern Label Punch, Stitched Shape Circles, Seasonal Layers Framelits, the Banner triple Punch, Burlap ribbon and Linen Thread.

I also prepared three brand new projects for tomorrow's Facebook Friday! Make sure you have joined my Facebook Group so you can catch me live at 2:00 CST! There will be a giveaway and an ordering incentive! 
And, I'll update my blog afterwards with the projects as well! :-) 

Last button least- only two days left to register for the Pick a Pumpkin Class to Go! 

Pick A Pumpkin Class to Go
Registration Deadline is October 14th


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Basket of Wishes and Stampin' Blends

Hello everybody! Since the arrival of my Stampin' Blends, I have been pulling out all of my "backline" stamps that I can practice coloring. Basket of Wishes is one from the Annual Catalog and perfect for this time of year! 

This basket of fall gourds makes me so happy! I know I've told you before, but I just LOVE Fall and everything that comes with it. I buy so many pumpkins- I just can't stop! I especially love when I find some funky gourds that I can throw in the mix! So, this basket was my first stamp when I pulled out the set. 

As you can see, I colored each one with light and dark blends in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler. The basket was also Crumb Cake. When you color with Stampin' Blends, you can easy blend colors together and create shading on your images. This stamp is easy to know where to color light and dar. Those "squiggly" hash marks on each image show you where the darker part of the image would be. 

As I have mentioned in a previous post, these markers are not available to customers yet and we have not been given an official release yet. I was told "hopefully before Christmas" by the person I spoke with at the home offie. But, if you want them now, you can actually get them in the Starter Kit through October 15th. You actually get them at a pretty significant discount that way. The Starter Kit is a flat $99 (plus no shipping!) and you get $125 in products of your choice. Find out about the Starter Kit here. 

The rest of the products are listed in the image below. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying the sights and smells of Fall wherever you are! 

Pick A Pumpkin Class to Go
Registration Deadline is October 14th


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thanksgiving Treat Tubes Video Tutorials

Hello everyone! I've got a new video tutorial for you today! 

 These actually are my Stamp Club 3D project for October. I spent some time really trying to find a treat that would fit in this tube but wasn't going to melt (because they go in the mail) and that wasn't Halloween colors! I found these Pumpkin Pie Jelly Belly's on Amazon. A 1lb bag will fill 42 tubes! And, they are yummy!
Another great option are mini candy corns! Cute!

I used the Foil Frenzy DSP, which isn't necessarily holiday related, but the Tangerine Tango colored is perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving! 

These wonderful Treat Tubes can be ordered directly from Stampin' Up (see list at the bottom of the post.) They are food safe and the perfect size! I have seen lots of different ways to decorate them, but I decided for this projects to make a little paper slider holder. You can see the full details in the video below. 

 Direct Link:

DSP: 2" X 6", 1", 1 1/2", 4" and 4 1/2"
Tangerine Tango CS: 2" X 4 3/4"

Supplies Used:

Pick A Pumpkin Class to Go
Registration Deadline is October 14th


Monday, October 9, 2017

Sweet Stampede- My Team!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I am busy today preparing for tonight's Sweet Stampede Meeting. We will be making four Christmas Cards to use in the coming months. Below are a couple of them. 

For those that will be attending in person, we will be trying out those amazing Stampin' Blends on this little cutie! (Plus, I'm giving some away as prizes!!)

Have you ever been curious about purchasing the Starter Kit, joining my team or getting the discount? 

If you've ever thought "I want it all!" purchasing the Stampin' Up Starter Kit is the way to go. You get $125 in products for only $99! Plus, if you purchase the Starter Kit before October 15th, you can choose the Stampin Blends if you want!

But, that isn't the only benefit of the Starter Kit. 
Of course, we all know that after that, you earn a 20% discount (eventually 25%) on all products after that. 
You get early access to the catalogs. 
You get weekly emails with videos and class ideas
You get quarterly magazines FULL of inspiration.

What do you get from me? 
You become a member of my AMAZING team called The Sweet Stampede. 

I'm often asked if I only want "business minded" demos on my team. The answer is simply- NO! In fact, my team is about 80% Hobby Demos- those that just want the discount! And guess what- I started that way too! 

My team is made up of women from all over the country. As I have given my business more of an online focus, my team has taken a large leap across the country too. It's been so much fun seeing how far reaching we are! 

For those of you who are thinking about purchasing the starter kit, I want you to know that you will never be pressured (by me or SU!) to take your business anywhere! 
Your business is yours.
 It can be as small as you want (just you getting the discount!) 
or as big as you want (classes, blogs, craft fairs.)

 We have monthly "meetings" both locally and on Facebook Live. 
I give lots of prizes away to both those in attendance and to those watching on Facebook.

I also love to spoil my team when they promote or hit goals we've set. 
This week, I'm sending out FOUR gifts for just that! 

Inside are lockets and charms. 
They earn charms for each promotion to go into their locket
they receive on the first promotion. 

 I offer a Business Builders Video Training a couple of times each moth for those who want more business training. We talk about different ways to improve your business as well as chat and share what is working and where we need help. 

My entire team also receives 2-3 PDFs a month with project ideas. These can be used as class ideas or for their own personal crafting fun! We do one entire set of projects at our team meeting (also available in the mail to those long distance members) so that everyone how projects ready to show off! 

I also have a library of training videos for those who are looking for some answers or ideas! These are exclusive for my team only! 

There are many other things I could tell you about my team. The Creative Challenges, the games, the monthly goal incentives, the Quarterly Training... 

But, the thing that sticks out the most to me, the thing that has been the very best part of growing my team has been- the friendships! We have fun together! We support each other! We learn from each other! Even hundreds and thousands of miles away sometimes, we have still managed to become FRIENDS! 

I know it sounds cliche, but that's the truth! The Stampin' Up experience really comes down to relationships! It starts with a simple stamp and a card, but the journey takes you to places you never expected and brings people into your life you'd never otherwise know. It truly is amazing! If you'd like to scroll through all my posts on my Sweet Stampede Team, click here and keep scrolling! 

Are you ready? 
I would love to have you join my team and take advantage of these endless benefits!
Everyone in the United States is welcome! (sorry friends from other parts of the world- SU rules say you can only join teams in your home country.)

If you'd like to read a little more in detail of all the benefits I described above click here

If you are ready to purchase your Starter Kit, click here. 

If you would like to chat with me about the Starter Kit or even have some questions,email me! 

Pick A Pumpkin Class to Go
Registration Deadline is October 14th