Friday, April 30, 2010

Fox and Friends

If you were thinking about getting this stamp set you better act today. Here's a cute card I made with the monkey from the set Fox and Friends. I love how you can make the set work for a boy card or a girl card. Plus there's a stamp of a turtle. Who doesn't love turtles??

Today is Amanda's horseback riding lesson. Last Friday it rained so her lesson was canceled. It's starting to rain right now and her lesson is in an hour. I hope it stops. Here's some pictures from Jessica's lesson yesterday. I'm loving the horse Rocky. He's a rescue horse from a family going through a divorce. They had stopped feeding him so he lost a lot of weight. I fed him an apple yesterday and gave him a good brushing. He's the sweetest horse and so loving. I can give him a big hug and he puts his head on my shoulder. I love him. Please keep him in your prayers to put on weight.

Jessica on Patches

You can see Rocky's ribs which is not a good thing. He's probably lost 400 pounds and needs to fatten up a lot. I'm sure he'll pull through. He's a throughbred and Amanda loves to ride him. He goes when she asks him too and is really good.

That's it for now. Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I just had to show off the swap I made for my demo meeting. Jeannette and Linda had some great swaps too but I'll just show mine today.

Of course when I made this swap everything on it was current but now the paper and the felt is sold out. At least you can still get the Charming set. :)

Here's some unstampin' stuff to tell you about. My turtle that I thought laid 10 eggs really laid 14 eggs. I can't believe it! But I did find another turtle yesterday in the habitat and then later in the morning I found 3 more. I think that's a world record or something. LOL. Here's a picture of the newest baby. I named her Polka Dot.

She's so cute! I wanted to find all the babies at the same time and take a picture of them all but I can't find them all. LOL. Maybe tomorrow morning I will.

Happy Stampin' and turtle watching!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pansy flowers with punch

I was touring my favorite blogs and saw a great new idea. See Dawn's Blog. She uses our butterfly punch to make these beautiful pansies. I had to try it myself so here's what I came up with.

I'm pretty happy with my first try at it. Maybe we'll make this card tomorrow for Stamp Club. If you want to come to the class it's only $5. Let me know if you are coming.

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Are you ready to be a Stampin' Up! girl?

My two daughters are! LOL. They would love to be Stampin' Up! girls and sell Stampin' Up! but they have to wait until they are 18. Darn! But I would love to grow my team and have more friends to stamp with and share this wonderful business opportunity. My hobby started just over two years ago and has grown into a business that helps me pay for my hobby. By holding classes, workshops and clubs I have been able to enjoy stamping, scrapbooking and more. Do you have a few questions about becoming a demo? Check out the questions below and see if becoming a Stampin' Up! girl is right for you.

FAQs about Being a Demonstrator

1. What are the minimum sales requirements?

You only need to submit $300 in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up!® workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission.

2. What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?

Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business.

If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 quarterly sales minimum.

3. Can I be my own hostess?

Yes, you can be your own hostess anytime you want. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop.

You will be the hostess, receiving the hostess benefits, as well as the demonstrator, receiving your instant income and commission.

4. How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator?

The Starter Kit is only $199, and it includes everything you will need to get your business up and running, including stamp sets, ink, paper, catalogs, order forms, a training video, and more ($355 value). If you’re interested in scrapbooking, you can also select the Stampin’ Memories® Add-On for an additional $50 ($80 value).

The kit is totally customizable! Pick your own colors and stamp sets!
5. How can I make money as a demonstrator?

You can earn money in three ways: instant income (20 percent of each order), monthly volume rebates (5–20 percent of total sales), and monthly downline override commissions (2–6 percent of your recruits’ sales).

6. Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?

No. If you were to recruit demonstrators, you would be paid override commissions on your downline’s sales, but this is a perk, not a requirement.

7. Where will I get project ideas for my workshops? What kind of training can I expect?

Stampin’ Up! provides dozens of training resources filled with project ideas and tips to help you run every aspect of your business, including a monthly publication called Stampin’ Success, Demonstrator Support agents, a demonstrator only web site, hundreds of samples, annual and seasonal catalogs, a training DVD, the Demonstrator Manual, and a Product Guide.

While supplies last!!!! Free Wow DVDs worth $40 when you sign up to be a demonstrator this month.

8. Is Stampin’ Up! a well-known, respected company?

Since 1988, Stampin’ Up! has been selling rubber stamps and paper-crafting supplies. In that time, not only have we won industry awards and accolades, but also the loyalty and admiration of demonstrators and customers alike. And that is a trend that we work hard to maintain. You can rest assured that the reputation of Stampin’ Up! will only continue to improve!

9. What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit?

You may choose to stop at anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders. However, there are many benefits to remaining an active demonstrator.

My group gets to go to convention and other fun Stampin' Up! events!

If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please contact me at 251-454-9545.
So what are you waiting for???? Let's get stampin'!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lookie at these two colors together

Okay, I've been looking at my cardstock and I realize I have a lot of cardstock in colors that are retiring. I'll need to use this up so if you want to make some cards I'll be doing a few stamp a stacks.

Here's a card I made this morning using Taken With Teal and Apricot Appeal. I used the Rhinstone brads I have and colored in the eggs with the matching marker and aqua painter.

I hope you like it.

I have a mountain of laundry so I better get busy on putting it all away. Have a great Monday!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today is my birthday and I decided that since I'm always making cards and never sending them I might as well make a card for myself. LOL. I don't have to send and I can keep it forever since it's to me. :)

You already know that some of my favorite In Colors are coming back. I thought I would put together three colors that haven't been together yet with a color that is retiring. I also wanted to use a turtle since I love turtles. Here's what I came up with:

What do you think? Colors: Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze and the one retiring is Close To Cocoa. 

I would have used a Wild Wasabi marker to hellp color the turtle but they didn't make those two years ago. Oh wait! Starting in July there will be markers for all In Colors! Woo Hoo! Since Wild Wasabi will be a core color it'll have a marker too.

I also created the Christmas Card we'll be making on the 18th. Lookie:

Remember to RSVP if you want to come to my class. I hope you all have a blesssed day and Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I love Stampin' Up!

Okay so you might be wondering why I'm so in love with Stampin' Up! It's true that I love to stamp and create cards and Stampin' Up! makes all that easy. But I have to say that the reason I love them today is because they brought back some of my favorite In Colors! I am so excited about this! I'm sure there are some favorites that you loved and wished for them to never retire. You may have even stocked up on paper and bought the reinkers for your ink pads, like I did. LOL. Well now you'll be able to restock some of those colors again.

Who loved Baja Breeze??? Who was so sad to see it retire??? Who is screaming ME!!! Well guess what...Baja Breeze will be coming back. So will Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi (I know!!!), River Rock (totally!!!). Plus a few In Colors from this year: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry. WOO HOO!!!

Here's a little something I made with Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette and a little Wasabi!

I used my two step bird punch for the first time too. I love it! I had some left over Baja Breeze Designer Paper too so I used it for the wing. I've been wanting to make some thank you cards so I used the stamp set called Thank You Kindly. It's a great set to have for only $12.95.

I've been playing around with my ornament punch too. I thought you couldn't order it anymore but apparently you can. So if you didn't have a chance to get it before and you still want it let me know.

Here's a rose that I made using the punch. 

It was totally easy to make. I sponged some Riding Hood Red on the Pretty In Pink petals. I rolled the sides up using my piercing tool. I used sticky tape to keep it attached together. Made some leaves out of Wild Wasabi and used the crimping tool to give them some texture. Easier than actually growing real roses. LOL.

Post a comment to let me know what you think. :)

Happy Stampin'!
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