Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thankful for YOU and a HUGE Announcement!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers! I have a special card for you today along with a HUGE announcement (wait for it....!) 

I wanted to create a card that shows how very GRATEFUL I am this year for all of YOU! It has been an incredible year and you all have blessed me with a job I love and the opportunity to work from home and be around more for my kids. I can't explain to you all just how much that means to me and my family. 

You all also made THIS happen for me this year!
I was extremely humbled and GRATEFUl to be #68 Globally in Stampin' Up. 
That also meant I was #34 in the USA!
Wow. Just WOW! And it's all because of YOU ALL! 
Thank you for the bottom of my heart. 

Now, let me tell you a little about this card. I created the cup free hand, no template. I embossed the watercolor paper with White Embossing Powder (Paisley Stamps) and did an ombre look using Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze using an Aqua Painter. 
I made the "whip cream" with the Sweet Cupcake stamp embossed in White and then a very light wash of Crumb Cake. I flicked a little bit of Early Espresso on top to look like cinnamon or maybe chocolate? LOL! 
The background paper is Fancy Frost and I used the same colors and a Foam Brayer to create the ombre look there. 
Lastly, the sentiment s from The Paisleys and Posies set as well in Early Espresso. 

Now, on to my big surprise!!
I want to show you all how grateful I am for you so I decided to copy Ellen and do a 12 Days of Giveaways!!
Beginning December 1st, I will be giving away a prize a day for twelve days. And these prizes are BIG. Stamp Sets, Framelits and Project Life! (Some are pictured above.) Each day, I will post the prize here along with card samples using that product and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment!! Everyone is welcome to enter every day! I hope you all feel the love from me because I just can't thank you enough!!!

In the meantime, I will be on Vacation with my family for the next week. That means no new blog posts! I am going dark! Ha! ;-) Trying to be 100% present with them. But, when I come back on December 1st, it will be with my first giveaway! Make sure to check back every day!
Once again, Happy Thanksgiving!!!
See you in a week!


Online Extravaganza begins November 21!
Earn your free tutorials when you shop with me!
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It's BACK! This is everyone's favorite event and I've made it even better this time! For my local customers, I have rented a hall so we can accommodate more people comfortable! For my long distance customers, I am offering this as an online (Facebook) event! I am so excited and I hope you will join me!Details for both the live and On Line event can be found here. 


If you missed out on August, September or October, they are available in my store here.
If you spent $50 with me (SU product) between September 22 and today, you should have earned these for free. If I did not automatically send it to you, PLEASE email me and tell me! I want you to get this benefit!! I have had some slip through the cracks, so please don't hesitate to contact me!

The Tutorial Bundles are based on CURRENT products in the Stampin' Up!® catalogs and will have both Metric and Imperial (inches) measurements so that everyone around the world can use these wonderful EXCLUSIVE tutorials.

You have several ways of receiving these tutorial bundles:

1. Order $50 from my online store between November 20- December 21, get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the PDF for $15. Find the "add to Cart" button below. 

3. Join or belong to my team The Sweet StampedeThey always get them for FREE! 



Purchase just the November Tutorial Bundle here for $15 
PURCHASE NOW
I hope you are excited about this as I am!! 


Holiday Retreat 2016 Tutorial Planner
My Holiday Retreat is one not to be missed! But, if you can't make it, you can reccreate it at home! Included are step by step tutorials for four make and takes, including a gift tag box, a treat box, a card and an ornament  All four make and takes feature the Warmth & Cheer DSP and the Holly Jolly Layers Hostess Stamp set. It also includes directions for the five "pillow gifts" I hand out during the retreat:  a wine/champagne bottle tag, a cookie box, and candy treat containor, a mini jingle bell tube and a box of cookies (recipe included!) 

Check out my complete class calendar here! 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stampin' BINGO!


It's BACK! This is everyone's favorite event and I've made it even better this time! For my local customers, I have rented a hall so we can accommodate more people comfortable! For my long distance customers, I am offering this as an online (Facebook) event! I am so excited and I hope you will join me! If you'd like to see what my past Stampin' BINGO events looked like, click through these posts. 


Details for the LIVE San Antonio 
event on December 30th:  

DEADLINE to resgister is Decemebr 23rd., COST: $40






For the ONLINE event on December 29thhere are the details: DEADLINE to resgister is Decemebr 16th., COST: $40

By popular demand, I am offering BINGO online! My “in person” Stampin’ BINGO is so much fun 
and I want to bring that joy to my long distance friends as well! This round of Online BINGO will be very limited 
because I want to make sure we work out the kinks before I offer this to everyone. 
You must be on Facebook in order to participate. It will be conducted through Facebook Events. You also must 
be present at the LIVE time. If you can’t be present, I will play your card for you. 
In the mail, the week before the event, you will receive a BINGO card, supplies for three make and takes and a 
SWAG BAG of product ($20 value.) 
At the live event, we will play four games of good old fashion BINGO. I will call the numbers on a thread in the
 event. You will need to watch the thread and refresh your page if you aren’t seeing any numbers. I will go slow to make sure everyone keeps up. I will have copies of each players card and once someone calls BINGO, I will check their card. Prizes for each game will be products from the new Occasions Catalog. Each games’ prize will be greater than the one before. The last game will be the GRAND PRIZE and it will be AMAZING! These will be mailed to you after the event. 
If for some reason we have technical difficulties and you are not on the event while I am calling the numbers, I will play your BINGO card. Even if you for some reason can’t get on, your card will still be played. This will most defiantly include some trial and error and I am hoping for little issues, but ask for patience as this is the first one! :-)  Also, if your package does not arrive on time, let me know. I will have digital copies of everyone’s BINGO card and can email it to you if needed. We will work very hard to make sure everyone is able to play! 
Between games, we will have Make and Take Videos. You can make your projects then or you can make them later as you will have access to the videos afterwards as well. 
I will also be calling door prizes throughout the event. These will be mailed to you after the event. 
 Everyone is welcome! If you are a customer, a newbie, an “oldie” or even another SU Demo, you are welcome to play! This is fun for everyone!! 
Space is VERY limited for this event because it is the very first one, so register today! 

Check out my complete class calendar here! 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

All Star Tutorial Bundle November


Good morning everyone! It's the 22nd of the month and that means a brand new All Star Tutorial Bundle! And this one is seriously AMAZING!!' So many of you have emailed me about how much you love this resource and that makes my heart so happy. I am honored to be a part of this program and am so happy I can provide it for you!


This month, my projects is a beautiful gift box featuring the Star of Light Bundle. 

Remember, my project is just one of TWELVE tutorials you will get in this bundle. They are all incredible! You can see a sneak peek of all of them below: 

If you missed out on August, September or October, they are available in my store here.
If you spent $50 with me (SU product) between September 22 and today, you should have earned these for free. If I did not automatically send it to you, PLEASE email me and tell me! I want you to get this benefit!! I have had some slip through the cracks, so please don't hesitate to contact me!

The Tutorial Bundles are based on CURRENT products in the Stampin' Up!® catalogs and will have both Metric and Imperial (inches) measurements so that everyone around the world can use these wonderful EXCLUSIVE tutorials.

You have several ways of receiving these tutorial bundles:

1. Order $50 from my online store between November 20- December 21, get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the PDF for $15. Find the "add to Cart" button below. 

3. Join or belong to my team The Sweet StampedeThey always get them for FREE! 



Purchase just the November Tutorial Bundle here for $15 
PURCHASE NOW
I hope you are excited about this as I am!! 



Online Extravaganza begins November 21!
Earn your free tutorials when you shop with me!
Hostess Code: HRWUAP9F


Holiday Retreat 2016 Tutorial Planner
My Holiday Retreat is one not to be missed! But, if you can't make it, you can reccreate it at home! Included are step by step tutorials for four make and takes, including a gift tag box, a treat box, a card and an ornament  All four make and takes feature the Warmth & Cheer DSP and the Holly Jolly Layers Hostess Stamp set. It also includes directions for the five "pillow gifts" I hand out during the retreat:  a wine/champagne bottle tag, a cookie box, and candy treat containor, a mini jingle bell tube and a box of cookies (recipe included!) 


Check out my complete class calendar here! 

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Holiday Retreat Recap and Project PDF

Hello everyone! I hope you've had a nice weekend. I spent my Saturday with some of my customers crafting the day away at my all day Holiday Retreat. 


 When they arrived, they found a cut "swag bag" with their name on it. My daughter hand painted their name tags, aren't they great? Inside they found a sam set, a pack of DSP, a pack of twine and a pack of mini pine cones. They also had a sweet treat and make and takes. Some also added on class projects. 

I had a display area and a make and take area.



Here is one half of the room. I was the only one there so far! 

I always do a big raffle as well. We had lots of bundles form the Holiday Catalog as well as a Paper Trimmer and Tool Kit and a Big Shot Accessory Bundle. It was so much fun to give those away!

I love the hum of the room when everyone is working and being crafty! 




I spent the day working on mini calendars to send out to my customers. There is new DSP and stamps here- a sneak peek!! 


The first stack of 75. Only 125 more to go... Ack!! :-) 

Anita worked on her scrapbooks. 

Debbie worked on her Christmas projects. 

Kimberly and Robin worked on some to go classes they had "collected." LOL! 

How cute is her ribbon bolt!?

Many of you ask if you can purchase the PDF, and yes, it's ready! It has four of the make and takes and well as directions for the four Pillow Gifts they get through out the day. So eight projects total! 

Holiday Retreat 2016 Tutorial Planner
My Holiday Retreat is one not to be missed! But, if you can't make it, you can reccreate it at home! Included are step by step tutorials for four make and takes, including a gift tag box, a treat box, a card and an ornament  All four make and takes feature the Warmth & Cheer DSP and the Holly Jolly Layers Hostess Stamp set. It also includes directions for the five "pillow gifts" I hand out during the retreat:  a wine/champagne bottle tag, a cookie box, and candy treat containor, a mini jingle bell tube and a box of cookies (recipe included!) 


Online Extravaganza begins November 21!
Earn your free tutorials when you shop with me!
Hostess Code: HRWUAP9F



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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Oh, What Fun Gift Box Video Tutorial & Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Hello my friends! Welcome to the November edition of the Fancy Friday Blog Hop! 



This month, we've got an inspiration photo! I love when we have an inspiration photo! 
This one was a no brainer for me. I love everything in this picture and wish my home looked just like this! So, I was struck with inspiration and made a sweet little gift box. 


I really focused on the pillow and the soft burlap feel I imagine it feels like that. I chose Very Vanilla, Real Red and Crumb Cake to be be my focus. 


I had a hard time deciding on which sentiment to use because we have so many wonderful "word art," but decided to use this one from Oh, What Fun because it was the right size for a box. And because this set is on sale right now!! You need this all sentiment stamp set! Get it before the end of November and you save 25%! 


I originally made this box as a gift box for sweets or even jewelry. But, then I thought how fun it would be to make a set of little matching "baby cards" to go inside! That would make it a fully handmade gift! 

On the outside, I brought those pine boughs in and added a little sparkle them with my Wink of Stella Brush. I used a cute Christmas Trinket and a Twine bow to finish it off. 

So, check out the video and see how I made the box, how I made the rectangle stitched shape and how I made the baby envelope! 

Video Direct Link: https://youtu.be/xfWVcpKBASY

Measurements: 
Real Red Cardstock Box Bottom: 7 1/2" X 6 3/4"
score long side at 2" and 5 1/2
score short side at 2" and 4 3/4"
Very Vanilla Cardstock Box Top: 5 1/2" X 4 3/4"
Score all four sides at 1"
2 3/4" X 2 1/8" Real Red rectangle
 3" X 2 3/8" Crumb Cake rectangle
Baby Card base: Very Vanilla 3" X 5", folded in half
Baby Envelope: Candy Cane Lane DSP 5" Square

Supplies Used:


Ok, you are on to the next stop! Hop over to my sweet and uber talented friend Allison Okamitsu

Next week, Stampin' Up is having their annual Holiday Extravaganza Sale. Up to 40% off tons of current items! I am sweetening the deal by offering free Tutorial PDFs of your choice for every $25 you spend the entire week! Go ahead and take a peek and see which ones you want to earn for FREE Plus, the new All Star Tutorial will be out by then and you will earn that for free on top of the other freebies if you spend $50! Time to knock out some Christmas Shopping for friends, family and YOURSELF! 

LAST DAY to REGISTER!! 

Jolly Friends Stamp A Stack
$49 plus $7 Priority Shipping
Deadline to Purchase this Class Kit: November 18th


Yummy Little Christmas Treats Class To Go
$37 plus $7 Priority Shipping
Deadline to purchase: November 18

Yummy Little Christmas is the perfect stamp set for all your holiday treat giving! Create countless cute containors for all the yummy Christmas cheer!! This class includes supplies for FIVE treat holders (and a tutorial for a bonus project you can use your new stamps for!), the Yummy Little Christmas Stamp Set and a PDF full color instruction manual.  

Check out my complete class calendar here! 

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