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Monday, September 29, 2008

Big Shot Projects!

We had a great time learning about the Big Shot at my FREE Big Shot Class last night. Here are the two cards that the ladies made. I had four ladies sign up for to join the Big Shot Club. It's not too late for you to join, too! Click here for more details. What is that fun looking print that you see behind the cards? Why it is the fantastic Big Shot Doctor's Bag that is perfect for storing your Big Shot and some of the dies. Unfortunately, it is not mine. I borrowed it from my upline so that I could show it to the ladies at the class. Isn't is adorable?!

Here are a few more projects using the Big Shot. I have to tell you how cool this thing is! I've been loving it more and more as I've had a chance to play with it.

I will be having 3 Big Shot Classes that anyone can attend--whether they have the Big Shot or not. Please pay attention to RSVP and Payment due dates.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Party Favor Cones

Isn't this a cute little project? You have plenty of room to put candy or other treats. By simply changing the stamps and size of paper, you have adorable little Christmas baskets to hang on your tree. This project was made by my downline, Christine.

1. Start with a square piece of paper (this one is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2)
2. Wheel or stamp both sides of the cardstock as you wish.
3. Use a circle punch and punch a half circle from one of the corners (this will be the bottom of your cone).
4. With the punched corner facing your belly button, roll your cardstock into a cone shape.
5. Once you get the shape you like, add adhesive and close.
6. Use a hole punch to punch two holes. Add ribbon for a handle.
7. Add a stamped image like the flower shown, if you'd like.
8. Add crimped, shredded paper and whatever treats you want to your party cone!

Super fun and super easy!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Big Shot Classes

I am very excited to share with you the fantastic things you can do with the new Big Shot by Sizzix. This is a die cutting machine that will cut 50 different types of materials from aluminum to felt to beeswax! It is amazing!

I want to remind you about my FREE Big Shot Introduction class on Monday, September 29 at 6:30 PM. I will show you the Big Shot and what it can do. You will then take your turn at playing with the Big Shot as you make two cards. Please RSVP by September 26.

I will also be offering 3 Big Shot classes where I train you on how to use the various types of dies used with the Big Shot. We will be making 2 - 3 projects and the price of the classes will range from $15 - $20. Members of my Big Shot Club are admitted to all 3 of these classes for FREE! I will post pictures of the projects and price at least two weeks before the class. RSVP no later than one week before the class date. Here are the upcoming training dates:

October 27 at 6:30 PM *Sizzlits, Bigz Dies
November 24 at 6:30 PM *Decorative Strip Dies, Crease Pad
January 26 at 6:30 PM *XL Dies

You become a member of the Big Shot Club by purchasing the Big Shot Starter Kit (with or without the adorable Doctor's bag) with a payment schedule. Details for the club can be found to the right under "Special Download Forms" or by clicking here. Interested in purchasing the Big Shot, but don't want to wait until the Club ends in February? You can purchase now and receive all 3 of the training classes for free, too!

Paper Display Board

I just finished this project and am so excited about it! This will hold some of the many papers that Kyle brings home from pre-school. Right now the board is sitting on my display rack that hangs on my wall in my basement, but once I get some picture hangers, I will hang it someplace else. I will do a class on this in October or November--just in time for Christmas. Click on the image to view a bigger picture.

The class is priced at $30 to allow you to choose your own color scheme and theme. The class fee includes a pack of Designer Paper of your choice, a roll of 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in your choice of color, Tombow MultiPurpose Adhesive, and the rest of the supplies needed to finish your project. You will have PLENTY of supplies left over for your own projects.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

World Card Making Day Stamp-a-Stack

Here are 3 of the 5 cards we will be making at my Stamp-a-Stack on October 8.
Edited to add: You now see two pictures that show 6 different cards. Your fee includes 10 cards (2 of 5 designs), but we will be making an extra card or two for the troops.

Date: Wednesday, October 8
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $17, Clubbers $15
RSVP: October 1

In honor of World Card Making Day, join me for my October SAS. Make 10 cards (2 of 5 designs). Envelopes are included. Of course, as usual, you are able to pick from a variety of greetings for most of the cards.

We will also be making extra cards to send to a group called "Support America's Armed Forces." . They collect donations and send various packages to troops overseas. Check out their website for additional information.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

PMS Night--Pizza, Music, & Stamping!

Date: Friday, October 24
Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cost: $15 RSVP: October 20--only 6 spots available!

Join me for a fun crop night! Bring your own supplies and projects to work on. Your fee includes 6 sheets of 12x12 cardstock, 2 pieces of pizza, lemonade, and chips! You are welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages. You will have access to my stamps, inks, punches, scrap box, Big Shot, and other tools. Space is limited to 6 participants.

Pizza will be delivered around 7:00. Assorted retired Designer Papers and ribbon will be available for purchase.

Low on supplies? Add a Crop Kit!

Crop Kit #1 $15
Crop Kit includes a Snail Refill OR Anywhere Glue Sticks OR Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive and Assorted pack of 12x12 cardstock (not Textured)--you choose color family.

Crop Kit #2 $25
Includes Crop Kit #1 plus pack of Designer Paper of your choice.

******Crop Kits must be ordered and paid for by October 14.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Spooky Spider!

I just love this project! The spider is part of a new Decor Elements line that will be available soon. The spider, however, can be ordered now--just in time for your Halloween decorating! I know someone is going to ask me where to get the jar, so I've heard that Target, Michael's, and WalMart have similar jars ranging in price from $7 - $15.

Black White Description Price



Spooky Spider Décor Elements (S) 4 5/8" x 4"




Spooky Spider Décor Elements (M) 8 7/8" x 7 3/4"




Spooky Spider Décor Elements (L) 14 15/16" x 13"


Other supplies used:
Chills & Thrills Rub-ons (small spider on tag) (#111806, $10.95)
Ghostly Greetings Designer Paper (#112463, $9.95)
Kiwi Kiss Cardstock
Kiwi Kiss 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon (#111372, $9.95)
Metallic Eyelets
Linen Thread

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Stampin' Up! Wish Lists

The holidays are coming! Do you really want another sweater that's too big or too small or not even close to your style? How does a nice box of Stampin' Up products sound? Tell your hubby or family members EXACTLY what you want. You can find my Stampin' Up Wish List on the right side under "Special Download Forms" or click here to view it. They can order online and have the items sent to their home or office. If they'd rather pick-up items here, all they need to do is call or email me and I'll help them get their order placed.

Tips for Ordering Stampin' Up:

1. Orders typically take 7-10 days to arrive--plan ahead and order early.

2. December is a busy time at Stampin' Up and for UPS--plan for longer shipping times. If ordering for Christmas, I recommend ordering no later than December 10 just to be sure your things arrive on time.

3. Individual orders are entitled to hostess benefits! Orders of $150 and up (before shipping and tax is added) get you free stuff. When ordering online, your hostess benefits will be calculated for you.

4. Payment Options
• You can order online 24/7 and have your purchase sent to your home or office by going through my website:
o You will input the product # into the “Search the store” box. Click on the product and then click “Add to Bag.”

• You can also call or email me to place an order. Orders placed through me can be sent to your home/office or to my house. Orders sent to my house will require you to pick them up from my Miamisburg home. Cash, check, or credit card accepted.

5. I also provide Gift Cards!

We Have Power, finally!

Okay, it has not been a fun 4 days. We were without power since 11:30 am on Sunday. We just got it back around 10 am today. After the busy stressful time of getting ready for Kyle's birthday party on Saturday (perfect weather for that day!), I just wanted things to go back to normal. No such luck. Luckily for us, we still had water. I haven't stamped, but did receive my club order so I can now work on a new calendar class I'll be offering in October or November. Stay tuned for details!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stampin' Up Customer Satisfaction Survey

Stampin' Up! is inviting you to share your thoughts and opinions about its products, the catalog, online options, and me, your demonstrator!

Please click here to take a short 10 minute survey;

Your responses are confidential. You will not be asked for any personal information and your answers will not be disclosed to other parties. You will not be subjected to any marketing or sales efforts as a result of your answers to this survey. The deadline for completing the survey is Wednesday, September 24, 2008. Thank you in advance for your time and opinion. Please only take the survey once. Thanks!

Holiday Treats Series: Halloween Class

Holiday Treats Series: Halloween
Date: Wednesday, September 24
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $12
RSVP and payment due: September 17

Join me in a new series of classes--Holiday Treats. Each month, I will teach you how to make 3 different types of projects that are perfect to make for your co-workers, child's class, birthday treats, etc. plus a card. This month we will focus on Halloween. We will make a Frankie Candy Bar Pull, Peppermint Patty basket, and a Lip Balm holder. You will make one of each project and receive the directions you need to make them again on your own. If you'd like to make more than one set, the cost will be an additional $10. **Bring your own adhesive and paper cutter with scoring blade.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Online Ordering is here!

I want to announce that you can now place orders directly through my Business Website. You will find a "Shop Now" button that will take you to the ordering process. You can browse the catalog by stamp sets or accessories. It also has a fantastic search feature where you can search for a topic or theme, like Halloween.

There is also a section that lets you view various stamping projects and tells you everything they used to make each of them.

You can also earn the regular hostess benefits like you would normally with an order of $150 or more. The benefits are now called "Stampin' Rewards" and are automatically calculated for you. Of course, I will continue to place any orders for you, but you can now shop online 24/7 and pay with a credit card! Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about products or the online ordering process. I'm here to help!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Wow! I'm alive!

A big apology for not posting in almost two weeks! I have just been so busy with planning for a baby shower and Kyle's 5th birthday party, first week of school, soccer games and practices, getting classes ready, etc. Kyle's party is the 13th, so I'll be back on track after that.

I will be sending out my newsletter sometime this week, so look for it soon!

I will share a fun project with you, though. My downline, Christine, received this banner in a swap at Convention. Isn't it adorable?! It's hard to read, but it spells "create" (on the brown circles) and uses the beautiful Bella Rose designer paper. You can make the pennant pieces by cutting your own triangles (like I did on this Halloween banner from last year) and then using the new Scallop Border punch or use the new Big Shot Pennant die to make them.

Click on the picture to view a bigger image!
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I must confess to you since I can't tell my husband quite yet, but I purchased the Big Shot and some extra dies! I am so excited I can hardly stand it!! I've had just a little time to play with it though. Plus, all of the dies from the Big Shot starter kit are on backorder and won't ship until the 15th. My upline let me borrow hers, but I have to return them tomorrow. Bummer!

I will be having a FREE class on how to use the Big Shot on September 29. I show you how it works and unveil the details of my Big Shot Club. The club is basically a "payment plan" that will allow you to make small payments to receive your Big Shot and a series of classes that will train you on how to use it! Details will be included with my newsletter.