Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

I hope everyone has a Blessed day with their family and friends!! Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Team Party

Last weekend we had our party in Northern Va. We had our local team party this past week. We. Each made a money holder using all Stampin' Up! Products. We each brought a snack to share and we played dirty Santa. That was a blast!!! I think next year we should also do an ugly Christmas sweater contest.

Here are a few pictures. I have more that will follow later this week. These are the pictures of all us making our fun money holder.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last minute Gift Wrap

Do you need some last minute gift wrapping ideas? Look how cute and easy this is.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Clothespin Wreath

My friend Kathy made one of these recently. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make it. One side has a Fall/ Thanksgiving theme and the other side has a Christmas theme. I used the Festival of Prints DSP that is in the Holiday Catalog. That little package goes a long way. I have used it for several projects and classes and still have plenty left. That might be the best bargain in the Holiday catalog.

Sorry this picture is so blurred.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Teacher Gifts

Here are a couple of goodies I made for all the Teachers at our school.
They have been working hard on exams this past week so I am sure that they are going to enjoy a chocolate pick me up.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gift Tag Class

Here are the Gift tags we made at a recent class. We made 4 of each design. We had a blast making these!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Keeping the Post Office Busy

I have been busy for the past few days addressing Christmas cards to send to all my Stampin Friends. I also made cards for my new Team Members and current Team Members and sent Thank you cards to everyone that placed an order online this month. I love to make cards but I am horrible about sending them out. This was a HUGE accomplishment for me. Now I am off to address cards for our family Christmas cards. I am on a roll!!

25th anniversary catalog sneak peak

Here are some of the projects we made this weekend using new products from the 25th anniversary catalog. some are new Saleabration products.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Team Sparkle Meeting

My Teammates and I drove to Springfield yesterday for our quarterly Team Meeting. We had a blast! Below are a couple of pictures from the event. We exchanged gifts and made 12 projects using new product from the 25th Anniversary catalog. We did a gift swap and played Pollyanna. My bag was stolen a few times. I know what my roommate gifts will be for Leadership.

Friday, December 14, 2012

December Stampin News!

Saleabration is coming!! This is the best time of the year to schedule your own workshop. Earn Extra FREE goodies and have fun with friends! I have several Open Workshop dates Jan-March. Contact me to schedule yours. Don’t want to clean. I have open dates at the church to do your workshop. What is a workshop? It is a group of friends (interested in crafting or not). You would be surprised which one of your friends might like Stamping. They get together and stamp 2 easy fun projects to take home. They place orders out of the catalog and you earn FREE product!! During Saleabration you earn Extra FREE goodies and they earn free product for every $50.00 they spend. Plus for every $50.00 order before shipping and tax you earn a space on my 50/50 Board. When my Board is Full I will draw a name for someone to earn a $50.00 Gift certificate to spend with me. My Board is almost Full so I will be drawing a name soon! J

Check out the Clearance Rack!! They have just added 300 new items!! Stamps, Stamp Pads, Punches, Markers, Ribbon, Big Shot Items and More!!!
These need to be purchased directly from my store because they sell out fast!! They can’t be ordered as Stamp Club items because I can’t guarantee they will be in stock. These are perfect if your family does not know what to buy you. Send them to the store and have it shipped directly to you. How Easy is that? Can we say Easy Button??
Click Shop Now!

Sunday is the last day to get the ink pad special! If you want to sign up as a Demonstrator and earn your own discount I would definitely jump on this deal! For $99.00 plus tax (no shipping) you can choose $125.00 in merchandise and you get a FREE color family of ink pads. That is an AMAZING Deal!! Don’t want to sell Stampin’ Up? That is Okay!! You can purchase this kit and buy product at your own discount. Plus within the First 45 Days you get an extra 10% Discount off any order $150.00 or more. Sound Good? Contact me for details! J I would love to have you on my Stamp with Friends Team!! Ready to join? Go to www.stampwithfriends.stampinup.net Click Join Now!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ornament Kit- Get yours before they sell out!!

Code #132832
Price $14.95
The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you and your customers–just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you’ve made yourself! We’ve simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (102023)!

The Ornamental Elegance Kit includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2″ Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
CONSIDER ADDING THESE to your order to really dress up your ornaments
#102023 – Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for the extra sparkle
The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) for coordinated or additioanl projects
Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting–or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

ORDER QUICK – while supplies last I know they won’t last long.
# Code #132832
Price $14.95

Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravaganza!!!

Online Extravaganza starts Monday, save up to 50%!

The Online Extravaganza starts Monday and you will get savings up to 50%!! 
Shop my Online Store Monday, November 19th!
We also have doorbuster sales on the first day and the last day of the sale.
First day - Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
122334 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate $9.56
113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $79.96
113474 Big Shot Doctor's Bag $55.96

Last day - Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I) $53.56
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy  $13.56
109127 Stack & Store Caddy $27.96

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Look at what is NEW!

Give the gift of texture. The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. There are 4,000 available and they will be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.

Purchase the Texture Boutique Bundle (item 132700) - $39.95 (a 45.85 value)
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Purchase the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine only (item 132657) - $29.95
**Include some additional Embossing Folders, the single folders are only $7.95 each. Order them in my Online Store. www.stampwithfriends.stampinup.net
Remember, there are only 4000 available so if you want one, get it NOW!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Want FREE Ink Pads??

Stampin' Up announced a magnificent signing bonus for November 1 through Dec.16th 2012! When you purchase the Starter Kit for just $99 plus tax (no shipping!) you will get a whole color family of the new Firm Foam ink pads with your $125 worth of hand-picked product! That's right--a whole color family of ink pads, which is over $55 in added value--totally free with your Starter Kit! That is $175.00 worth of fun goodies at 43% off. WOOHOO!!

You can choose your ENTIRE kit--any $125 worth of product your little heart desires for just $99 plus tax, and then chose the Brights, Regals, or Subtles color family for your pads (Neutrals not included in the special).
You'll also get the business supplies pack free of charge, which contains everything you need to start your own business, if you decide to actively demonstrate! I'd LOVE to have you on my Stamp with Friends Demonstrator Team! Because there are NO "you must do X number of workshop" requirements, and the minimum is just $300 retail per quarter, many people just sign up to get their own products at a discount, and have a fun hobby. Of course, it's so crazy fun, you won't be able to help telling people about Stampin' Up, so don't be surprised if they want to have a party!
Whether you're in it for a hobby or a business, I'll support you every step of the way. Contact me today to hear all about the special Starter Kit add-on freebies, and RSVP now to attend the Stamp with Friends Holiday Gathering on December 20th either as my guest, or as your first meeting as a demo!
Ready to sign on the dotted line? Click here to go to my official Stampin' UP website and click on Join the Fun

Friday, October 26, 2012

One Day Stamp Sale!!

WOW!! Stampin’ Up!’s First Ever ONE DAY 15% off Sale..

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) October 29, 2012  and ending at 11:50 PM (MT) October 29, 2012  almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
I am SO Excited!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My 1st Video!!!

The lighting could be better! It is a work in progress. LOL!!

Easy Masculine Card Supplies:

www.stampwithfriends.stampinup.net- You can get all the supplies at my online store.

Blue Ribbon Stamp Set

Wood- #125979- $28.95
Clear- #125981- $20.95

Clear Block E- #118484- $11.95

Bone Folder- #102300- $6.95

Chevron Embossing Folder- #127749- $7.95

Big Shot- #113439- $99.95

Paper Snips- #103579- $7.95

8 ½ x 11 Paper- Gumball Green- #126840- $6.95
                        - Midnight Muse-#126843- $6.95
                        - River Rock- #108640- $6.95
                        - Whisper White #100730- $8.50

Snail -#104332- $6.50

Dimensionals- #104430- $3.95

Ink Pads- Gumball Green- #126861- $5.95
-         Midnight Muse- #126860- $5.95

Punches- 1 ¼ Circle- #1196861- $15.95
                1 3/8 Circle- #119860- $15.95
                Large Scallop Circle- #118874- $15.95      

Friday, October 19, 2012

Team Meeting

We had our monthly Team Meeting last night. we always have such a GREAT time! We made a tool to showcase all of the embossing folders that Stampin' up! has to offer. This was inspired by our team mate Becky Evans.

And here is a quick and easy card that we made. This card was inspired by Kathy Seals. We are taking the month of November off because we are all so busy with our Stampin Events and Family Events throughout November. I would love for you to join me as my guest at our Christmas Party in December. I love my FUN job!! I meet so many amazing women, I get to travel (I am going to Leadership in Orlando). I also get to contribute to the family income doing what I love! A couple of weeks ago my sweet husband needed brakes for his SUV. Guess where that money came from?? That's right- ME! It felt so good to not have to put that expense on our credit card. He was shocked!! :) I LOVE my job! How many people can say that? If you have ever thought about becoming a Demonstrator contact me!! I would love to answer any questions that you have. Happy Stampin!! stampinwithfriends@gmail.com

Friday, October 12, 2012


 I am loving the new MDS 2 Software. Stampin' Up! was generous enough to donate the program to several schools. Our school was lucky enough to receive several copies. I know they are going to love it! We just found out that my sweet father in law has cancer. He loves pictures so I am going to send him a digital scrapbook every couple of weeks to lift his spirits. Below are a few of the pages from the 1st book that I am sending him. i had this one printed but I can burn it to a cd to make a slide show or use it on a memory card for a digital picture frame. The possibilties are endless.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Shannon West from Stampin' Up! Video

Shannon West is from Stampin' Up! Look how easy it is is to make this cute card from pg 181 in the catalog. I love these training videos. They inspire me. :) If you would like to order any of the supplies Shannon uses in her video www.stampwithfriends.stampinup.net/ you can order them directly from my online store.

Happy Stampin!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Ornament Class

I told you about my Ornament Class a couple of weeks ago. Well let me tell you we had a BLAST! I had 12 in attendance. See all of my ladies having a GREAT time!

I sent out an email this morning to all my Stampin Friends! I have a Christmas Card class coming up in a couple of weeks. If you wish to be on my email list please send me an email telling me to add you to the list. stampinwithfriends@gmail.com

Happy Stampin!!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ornament Class

I am seriously so excited to do this class! These ornaments are so beautiful! They are amazingly simple to put together. I can squeeze 1 more person into this class. Cost is $20.00 for 3 ornaments. RSVP ASAP because this slot will go quickly. I know a little early for Christmas but come and take a break. Have some fun with friends and have a little you time. The class is October 6th at 6:30pm.
RSVP stampinwithfriends@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

2 Days left to RSVP! 2 Spots Left!- This class is FULL!

Class is Full as of 9/13/12

I have had several requests to make this ornament. I am ordering the supplies so I need to get a head count. J If you are interested in attending this class please RSVP by Sep 14th. stampinwithfriends@gmail.com

Holiday Ornament Class
October  5th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  
Come make the beautiful Holiday Ornament on the cover of our Holiday Catalog plus 2 smaller ornaments using the ornament bundle. Please bring your own glue gun. All other supplies will be provided. All supplies will be stamped and die cut for you. If you RSVP and can’t attend the class I will have all the supplies cut for you to make the project at home.

RSVP Deadline Sept 14th
Cost is $20.00
Cost is $18.00 for Stamp Club Members
I am limiting this class size.

Friday, September 7, 2012

We are getting close to picking a winner!

I have a workshop tommorrow and when I was packing I noticed my board was half way filled. We are getting closer to choosing a winner!

Don't Delay get your name on My Board! This month you can take advantage of our Special Back to Spool Promotion!

What's a 50/50??
1. Each time you spend $50  before shipping & tax your name goes in a box
2. If you spend $100 you get two boxes, $150 three boxes and so on.
3. After all boxes are filled the sheet is cut up (all boxes cut out) and placed in a bowl  and a winner is drawn
4. Winner receives $50 in Stampin' UP! Merchandise
5. This is valid for Workshops/ Stamp Clubs/ Website orders/Personal orders. This is not valid for my Layaway club.

Promotion Details: 
For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend! FREE!!

Choose from:
  • 126848 Gumball Green 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon    $8.95
  • 126847 Mignight Muse 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon    $8.95
  • 126844 Primrose Petals 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon    $8.95
  • 126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon    $8.95
  • 126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon    $8.95

Happy Stamping!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt

There is a treasure hunt going on. Right now. Until Oct 31. And the prize is $150 of Stampin' Up! product. Which YOU get to pick!

Look for the picture of the SU box you see above with the saying "It's Like Christmas In A Box" on their blog. Then look for their clue. (Mine is Dimensionals)

Once you've found 50 clues, list them and where you got them, along with your name and email address to me at  istmpnv@aol.com  so your name can be entered into the Fall Treasure Hunt give away! The drawing will be held Oct 31 and the winner will be notified by email.

Here is the list of blogs you'll want to check out for clues... just click on the name to take you to their blog. 
  • Anne Marie Hile
  • Linda Rodenberg
  • Dawn Johnson
  • Leanna Kerr
  • Raissa Spatola
  • TX JennyWren
  • Keri Blake
  • Jane Dexter
  • Kirsteen Gill
  • Lisa Cadwell
  • Melva Peters
  • Elizabeth Harris
  • Chris Austin
  • Angel Hawks
  • Karel Standish
  • Kathleen Innes
  • Jan Mata
  • Sharon Maranich
  • Jamie Albanese
  • Lori Witt
  • Nikki
  • Sandi Dailey
  • Terry Sudduth Duncan
  • Trini Hurtado
  • Chris
  • Nancy Seed
  • Sandy Murphy
  • Marcee Rodgers
  • Gail Peterson
  • Tammy Davis
  • Heidi Michel
  • Stephanie Gibson
  • siara
  • Samantha Ovitt
  • Ginger Morgan
  • Peggy Rosche Outen
  • Denise Donald
  • Jade Lynn
  • Karin Biefeld
  • Terry Duncan
  • Aimee Cretsinger
  • Ellyn
  • Lucia Gammon
  • Margaret Stares
  • Miriam Permut
  • Dawn
  • Cathy Parlitsis
  • Patty Hargrove
  • Beth Fesperman
  • Leslie Lendon from England
  • Bea Redd
  • Candy Rattray
  • Sue Root
  • Lisa Coffey
  • Andi Potler
  • Glenda Witt
  • Dee Yates
  • KellyJean Gettelfinger
  • Libby Dyson
  • Sara
  • Georgia Smith
  • Mary Ann Reiner
  • Heidi Sorg
  • Twila Davis
  • Terri Antoniw
  • Carolyn Dobie
  • Lisa Bowell
  • Dawn Hoffman
  • Cindee Wilkinson
  • Marie Shaughnessy
  • Cynthia Mundie
  • Cindy Elam
  • Kylie Clemmence
  • Dixie Finn
  • Cindy Waldroff
  • France Hannon
  • Julie Arvin
  • Bev Farmer
  • Kivonne Tucker
  • Bev Gomez
  • Elin Kovash
  • Judith Oveson
  • Kathy Thisted
  • Trish Cortez
  • Teri Brown
  • Deborah Smart
  • Phyllis Strickland
  • CarrollAnn Davis
  • Rhonda Nelson
  • Traci Tracy
  • Dale Morin
  • Penny Hanuszak
  • Valerie Sabarese
  • Penny Silva
  • Michelle Montague
  • Sara Bracht
  • Shallon Vickers
  • Janet Yates
  • Susie Reno
  • Maria Matonti
  • Robin Feicht
  • Stacy Royster
  • Patti
  • Laurie
  • Tanya
  • Patty
  • Kristi
  • Sherrill
  • Jayne
  • Tiffany
  • Laura
  • Angela
  • Penny
  • Belinda
  • Karen
  • Christine
  • Tina
  • Kari
  • Connie
  • Patty
  • Sandy
  • Katie
  • kimberly
  • mary
  • Sandi
  • Angela
  • Leonie
  • mom of twins
  • Shannon
  • lillian
  • mary
  • Deborah Smart
  • Sherrill Graff
  • Tina Davis
  • Brenda Rigby Riehle
  • Yvette Ashe
  • Lydia Jimenez
  • Brittny Smith
  • Brenda Hugar
  • Laura Ann Avera
  • Jacqueline Nimrichter
  • Kathryne Knowles
  • Kris Sobolik
  • Robbie Rubala
  • Penny Silva
  • Maria Vanderform
  • Connie Babbert
  • LeAnne Pugliese
  • Linda Heller
  • Angela Khan
  • Mary Brown
  • Sandi MacIver
  • Shelly Peck
  • Terry Montgomery
  • Vickie Cobler
  • Cristy Butzen
  • Carri McMullen
  • Carolyn Bennett
  • Susan Carlson
  • Heidi Weaver
  • DeAnna Passmore
  • Jackie Watson
  • Kimberly Sudol
  • Jennifer Ward
  • Kathy Thisted

  • In addition leave me a comment and i will draw a name on Oct 31st for a FREE pack of Dimensionals.

    Paper Flowers are so Much Fun

    Aren't these paper flowers fun? If you would like the directions to make these beautiful flowers email me at stampinwithfriends@gmail.com . I will email the PDF instructions to you. If you are a Demonstrator you can find the directions on The Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website. These would make such a beautiful Hostess gift. Contact me to book your September Workshop and I will make these as your gift.

    Happy Stampin!

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Shelli is so Creative!

    Our Founder and CEO made this tag at one of the Stampin' Up! Regional Events. This is Beautiful!! She is so talented and such a sweet person. You can find thios stamp set in the new Holiday Mini Catalog. If you haven't received a copy email to get yours. stampinwithfriends@gmail.com