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#141 – Blends Peek #1 – October 19, 2017

SU is releasing the NEW BLENDS November 1st.  The next few days I will be sharing videos and tips, so you can see how wonderfully these new markers work!  If you attend my upcoming retreat this Sat., 10/21 or Stamp Camp in a week, 10/28/17, then you will have an opportunity to try these wonderful markers out. 🙂

Click here to view a one minute video about the Stampin’ Blends

Whether you are great at watercoloring or not, you will feel like a true artist when you use these markers!

Day #7 of 22 Days

In honor of my 22nd SU anniversary (10/13/17), I will have 22 days of giveaways so keep coming back every day and leaving a comment to be entered!!!

Winner of yesterday’s drawing: Barbe Hurd Powell
She will receive  a gift of product and a hand-stamped card!  Stay tuned for happy mail!
Barbe, I will just give you your gift and card at the retreat on Sat. 🙂

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#140 – Cat Box – October 18, 2017

This was a gift box Shelli Gardner (SU co-founder) created for one of her daughters.
I love when we can showcase that the cat punch (pg. 52 of the Holiday catalog) is for so much more than just Halloween.  My two cats agree; cats are year-round! 🙂  Shelli used the Popcorn Box Thinlit Die to create this cute gift.  Darling!

Sara Douglass, one of Shelli’s daughters and the SU CEO, shared this cute, contemporary card. Here is a note from Sara about her card:

“You all know me and how much I love a project that is simple and clean, so it’s no surprise that I love this card! The background was created with some Basic Black ink and the “Hello Color” stamp set. Add in a pop of color with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and you’re good to go! ”  #makeacardsendacard

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?  I made my list this week and shopped for all of my ornaments.  Every year, each person gets an ornament that reminds them of some special event in their life that year.  It feels good to get those out of the way! 🙂

Keep SU in mind for those crafty family and friends on your list!  I have gift certificates which are always a perfect fit!  Plus, there is also Paper Pumpkin and card kits.
Excitement with drumroll…. he NEW Blends (alcohol markers) will be available November 1st!  We will be doing a BONUS notecard at the stamp retreat this Sat., 10/21/17 and at Stamp Camp Sat., 10/28/17.  That will give you a chance to try them out first hand.

I should have mail caught up by Thursday from this past week.  I had to order so more product to have on hand for blog prizes. 🙂


Day #6 of 22 Days

In honor of my 22nd SU anniversary (10/13/17), I will have 22 days of giveaways so keep coming back every day and leaving a comment to be entered!!!

Winner of yesterday’s drawing: Dot Alcorn
She will receive  a gift of product and a hand-stamped card!  Stay tuned for happy mail!

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#139 – A Walk Back in Time – October 17, 2017

 

As I continue to celebrate my 22nd anniversary with SU this month, I thought I would share a fun scrapbook page I created in 2003.  This was during the SU incentive trip to Hawaii.  Most of the trips we went as a family, with my two daughters.  I loved seeing their hair beaded, Janessa buried in the sand and our visit to the Fern Grotto.  If I had not scrapbooked it, I doubt I would have remembered much of the details.  Let’s face it, I’m lucky these days to remember why I went into the next room. 🙂

Now back to the scrapbook page.  Remember hammering eyelets?  Those were the days!  Paul never minded if I stayed up late to craft, he just asked that I not hammer eyelets after 10 pm. 🙂  That was a reasonable request.  Thank goodness we have so many other fun new embellishments to play with today.

What is your favorite SU embellishment or accessory???  I would say for me, it would be the BIG Shot.  It adds so many options:  cutting, create packaging items (boxes and bags) and dry embossing.  The craft world is a better place, thanks to the Big Shot!


Now here is a picture of everyone last Saturday when we took our family photo for our Christmas card.  We even included Willow (the cats will have to have their own picture from home.)  It is fun to see the changes over the years!  Lots of fun travel and good memories!
We were fortunate on Saturday because the thunderstorms stopped right as we began taking pictures, so we were able to go outside.  When we finished, the storms started up again. Perfect timing!

Stamp Retreat this Weekend
Sat., 10/21/17
9 am to 9 pm

Held out of my home in Roscoe

You can find more information and register online
Click here to get more information and register
Bring your holiday cards, projects, scrapbooking or whatever you want to work on.
This is 12 hours of YOU time!


Day #5 of 22 Days

In honor of my 22nd SU anniversary (10/13/17), I will have 22 days of giveaways so keep coming back every day and leaving a comment to be entered!!!

Winner of yesterday’s drawing: Jean Hayes
She will receive  a gift of product and a hand-stamped card!  Stay tuned for happy mail!

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#138 – Count My Blessings – October 16, 2017

Above is a beautiful gift Sara Douglass (SU CEO), made for her mother, Shelli Gardner (SU Co-Founder).  Inside she tucked in gift cards.

Sara used an acetate card box from page 13 of the Holiday catalog.    She also used the “Happy Birthday” thinlit die from page 213 of the main catalog.  The flower used on the packaging is from the “Count My Blessings” stamp set on page 50 of the Holiday catalog.
The acetate boxes can be used to hold up to five hand-stamped cards.  Perfect for gift-giving all year round.

My oldest daughter was in town this weekend so we could take family pictures for our upcoming Christmas card.  After pictures, we went out to try a new restaurant that opened in Roscoe, Yaba’s Sushi & Steak. It was excellent and they had a wide variety of options to choose from.  We will definitely be going back for another visit!

Upcoming Events this Next Week

Sat., 10/21/17 – 12 Hour Craft Retreat
My Home in Roscoe
Cost: $30 or $20 for Stampahowlic Team Members (Levels 1 – 3) or Club Members (of Janice Weightman)
9 am – 9 pm
12 hours of YOU time to work on whatever project you want
Bring supplies to work on your projects
You can use my Big Shot dies/framelits, punches, and stamp sets
More details are available on the link below
Click here to register for the 12 hour craft retreat


Day #4 of 22 Days

In honor of my 22nd SU anniversary (10/13/17), I will have 22 days of giveaways so keep coming back every day and leaving a comment to be entered!!!

Winner of yesterday’s drawing: Barbara Ann Conway Meyer
She will receive  a gift of product and a hand-stamped card!  Stay tuned for happy mail!

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– Count My Blessings”  and then the comment section should appear below.


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