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June 2017

TGIF! The final three today!

Happy Friday! 

Even being retired, there is something magical about Fridays!  I suppose it will always be a day of excitement for the weekend, even though my husband and I say that sometimes it feels like every day is Friday.  Hey we certainly aren't knocking the retired life.  We love it!  He is semi-retired, but we consider it being retired.  Freedom is what we cherish the most.

So today, I am showing off the last three Display Board cards from my Catalog Launch Lunch that I held last Sunday.  It was truly a wonderful day, and I know I have said it before, these ladies are my life line!  Everyone of them is worth their weight in gold.  Love to you all!

My first card is another Catalog Case.  I really have taken advantage of the ideas in the catalog because for my Launch, the ladies were looking at the catalog.  This gave them an actual card to touch and feel.  I called it my Wedding Wishes card, and you will see why...I am not that original!  Ha!
Wedding a
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Wedding b
It was an easy card, but I think it turned out lovely.  I hadn't used the Detailed Floral Thinlits in a while, so my cutting wasn't as precise as I would have liked.  But when you are under pressure, you stick with what you get!  (smiley face emoji!)  Here are the supplies:
 

Big Shot
$110.00

Next card I called my "Miss Piggy" card.  This stamp set caught my eye at On Stage in April.  Pigs are cute and this one just made my heart smile.  My inspiration was Rose Grunewald of Country Cards by Rose.  She displayed the card on pinterest, and I felt the sentiment is very appropriate for women today.

Piggy a
Inside
Piggy b
We women haven't hit the glass ceiling yet, but I see it in the near future!  This little Miss Piggy kept up her hope and she did it!  I got some Watercolor Paper and attempted my artistic ability with the inks.  I will get better with time.  Her supplies:

Big Shot
$110.00

The ribbon is Pool Party Woven Ribbon that has been retired.  I still love it, but other colors would go just as nice. 

Next, I made a Birthday Shadow Box card.  I showed one in my blog dated 5/24/17.  They are so unique and easy once you get your measurements right.  This one I am showing all 3 layers..I have to say, the flower and stem and the Happy Birthday on the front are from the retired stamp set That's The Tag.

Shadow 1
Inside box
Shadow 2
Back page
Shadow 3
As I said before, I want to make more of these - there are so many possibilities.  Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial for making the box.  My original idea came from Melanie Joyner at Joy-Stampin in Denmark.  Here are the supplies for this sweet kitty happy birthday:

Big Shot
$110.00

 Well, that is all of the cards I made for my Display Board.  Whew!  I was a busy bee the week before my Launch.  Busy, yes, but it is exactly what I needed to get my mojo back.  Thank goodness.  If you wish to recreate any of these cards, click on the picture of the supply you need and it will take you directly to my store.  If you order less than $150.00 worth of product, be sure to use:
June 2017 hostess code

If you order more than $150.00 you will earn Stampin' Rewards and they start at $15.00 worth of product for your $150.00 purchase. 

So, next week I will share more cards that I am going to work on over the weekend.  Until we meet again, be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper!

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As promised ~ display board cards - here is #4 and #5!

Happy Throw Back Thursday!

I am not going to throw anything back, but had to greet you all in some sort of cute way. (hmmm, emoji!).  First today, I wanted to show you my Daisy Tri Shutter Card.  I saw all sorts of these on Pinterest and You Tube, and followed Niki Ridges site Stampin' With Glittermum.  She did a couple Daisy cards, so thought that would be a good way to show the Daisy bundle to my group.  My biggest disappointment though was that the Punch to the bundle is back ordered until the end of June!  Aarrggh!  Oh well, several people have wanted it and are willing to wait until we can order again.  Niki's directions were pretty clear, except she didn't give too many measurements.  But I managed to CASE her card pretty close.
Daisy 1
Inside
Daisy 2
Here are all the supplies used for this card:

Big Shot
$110.00

 OOPS!  I forgot to include the Colorful Seasons Stamp for the sentiment!  So sorry - it is #143726 but it is part of a bundle (#145348) in the new Catalog.  Remember, bundles when available reduce the price 10%. 

As complicated as this looks, it really wasn't.  Since I used my own measurements for the Designer Series Paper and Card Stock on the squares, I just measured each block and if there was a Card Stock background, I measured 1/4" less than the original square and if Designer Series Paper in addition, it was cut 1/4" less than the Card Stock background.  Likewise, if there was just Designer Series Paper on the square (okay, some are rectangles..geesh) that was measured 1/4" smaller than actual square measurement.

AND, for your enjoyment #5!  This had to be my absolute favorite sample card that I made.  For one thing, it matches our kitchen colors AND decor!  We have towels, canisters, pot holders and utensil jar with "happy chefs".  We also get a calendar every year and the pictures are just precious!  A huge shout out to Jackie Aitken of Jaxx Crafty Creations for the sample I got the inspiration from.  She did hers in all black and white, but as soon as I saw it I said "kitchen colors"...
Chef
Inside
Chef1
I just love the way it looks like he is "squirting" out "Happy Birthday" in icing on the front.  Here are the supplies for this Happy Birthday card:
 

Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
[100052]
$3.50
Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker
Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker
[120967]
$3.50
Big Shot
$110.00

I also used red and white bakers twine that was left over from Christmas! 

If you would like to make these cards and need any of the supplies, just click on the picture and it will take you to my ordering site.  Share your creations, please!  All of us work so hard on our cards that if we inspire you to make one exact or similar, we always like to see them.  Just remember to give credit for your inspiration.  That is important for all of us!  I love having my creations CASE'd, but I also like to know that it was me who inspired you.  Most of my cards are NOT original designs of mine.  I don't have that much creativity in me, but when someone else has designed a card that I love and make, I make sure I give them credit. 

If you do place an order on my site, be sure to use:
June 2017 hostess code
If you order more than $150.00, don't use this code - you will earn Stampin' Rewards that start at $15.00!!! 

Well that is all for today; tune in tomorrow for a Wedding Card CASE'd pretty closely from who?  The Stampin' Up! 2017-18 Catalog!  I know several groups that have Catalog Case get togethers.  I think that is a pretty darn good idea!  I did that for our make and take!  Shhhh, don't tell anyone!  He He!

Until tomorrow, be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper!

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Hump Day and the next sample revealed!

Good Morning!

Today is going to be a busy day for us, so I wanted to get on early and post the next sample card from my Catalog Launch Lunch Display Board.  Hope I am not boring you all.

The card I am showing today is called "Just Breathe".  Lately, we all have experienced some trying times and it probably will do us all good to relax and "just breathe".  I fell in love with this Color Theory Suite (bundle) the moment I saw the beach chair, but what was even better, it comes with a cute, cute, cute Adirondack chair in the Thinlits pack.  I will show you a card with that later this week.
Just breathe
Inside
Just breathe inside
Here are the products used for this card.  Just click on the picture of the item you need to CASE or make this card.  Share with us your creation.  That is what is so fun!  We get great ideas from others (other demonstrators, Pinterest, etc.) and we just get on the inspiration train!  Woo Hoo!  I saw several cards similar to this one on Pinterest, so Thank You to all who put them on Pinterest.  You all are my inspiration!

Remember to use:
June 2017 hostess code
If you order more than $150.00 don't use this months Hostess Code - you will earn Stampin' Rewards starting at $15.00! 

So, once again, stay tuned to see more of the samples for my Catalog Launch Party.  It is nice to be able to share them as I know how hard we all work before our launches.  It is a time consuming process but guess what?  We all love it! 

Until tomorrow...be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper!

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Sharing Display Board samples from Catalog Launch

Hi Hi!

Happy Tuesday!  Monday was a day of rest (most of it) for me...my Catalog Launch Lunch took it out of me.  I think the excitement, preparation and anticipation of the event just tuckered me out.

I wanted to share with you some of the sample cards I made and thought that just one a day would be a good thing.  The first one I am sharing I want to give a shout out to the incredible Billie Moan of Rambling Rose Studio.  Billie shared this card with everyone and I was just enamored with it.  It was a must do for my Launch Party.  So, Thank You big time Billie! 
Daisy girl
Inside
Daisy girl inside
As you can see from the "front" photo, I posted a list of items used and the page number in the catalog.  My big disappointment was the daisy punch being unavailable until June 26th (hopefully), so I just fussy cut them out.  They turned out fine.  You can't really see the Wink of Stella Shine on the daisy and the little girls hair, but it is there and may I say an added bit of glam for her.

Here is an official list of Products used on this card so if you wish to duplicate it, just click on any of the items to order them
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Blender Pens
$10.00
Big Shot
$110.00

If you wish to order these or any other items from the new Annual Catalog be sure to use:

June 2017 hostess code
If your order is over $150.00 don't use the code because you will earn Stampin' Rewards!

Well, tune in tomorrow for the next card sample displayed.  Until then, be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper!

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What a fun day! Catalog Launch Lunch!

Greetings Paper Peeps!

Yesterday (Sunday, June 11) I hosted my 2017-18 Catalog Launch Party.  We had a blast!  We made one make and take, but that is what we all wanted.  Most of the time was spent looking at my display board, asking questions, ooohhing and aaahhing at the catalog, and then we got to work on the make and take. 

11 women and 1 young lady came.  I am happy to report that Ava and her Mom, Venus would like to have a class with young ladies~Ava's friends.  We are going to plan an afternoon and have a little stamp club with the girls.  Future Stampin' Up! demonstrators is what I am thinking!!!

I took one order with two others in the works.  But that is fine - several ladies are still mulling over the catalog and I think they will order some things!  I am not out to sell, sell, sell...I just want everyone to know what is available to them and share in my fun.  Eventually they "buy" into (pun intended) the fun! (smiling emoji!).

Here are some photos of my display board and my display of new items.  I couldn't include everything, I don't have a huge room to hold classes in.  I squeeze (and I mean squeeze) the ladies around our dining room table and put up a folding table to display what I can.  But we make do and more importantly have a wonderful time!!!  Everyone is already excited for the Holiday Catalog launch!!!  Do I really have to start working on some Holiday projects?  Yikes!

Display board
Party 1
Papers
I will share pictures with products used of all of my samples in the next few days.  Now, I have to recover and put away all of the things I took downstairs to display!  Oof.

Have a wonderful week, be kind to one another and make some time for Creating With Paper!!!

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Yay, Yippee, WooHoo! New Catalog is LIVE!!!

Greetings to ALL!

My main reason for this post today is to let you all know - everyone can order from the new 2017-18 catalog TODAY, June 1!!!  The website is running smoothly, I got my order in no problem and I can't wait to receive my goodies to continue my samples for my Catalog Launch Lunch on June 11th!!! 

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Click Here to see a PDF of the catalog.  If you would like an actual copy of the catalog, to feel, and dream and mark up (like mine) let me know and I will be happy to get you one!  If you place an order please use the Hostess Code for orders of $20+ for a free gift at the end of the month.

                                 June 2017 hostess code

If your order is over $150.00 don’t use the code because you will earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product.  Questions?  Feel free to ask me!

As always, if you would like to receive discounts, pre-order privileges, new ideas constantly, and join a great group, I encourage you to join my team of demonstrators.  It doesn't have to be a business...it can be your hobby, but why not take advantages of what every demonstrator gets to have with your hobby?  For $99.00 you get $125.00 worth of supplies and discounts right away!  What better way to buy from the new catalog?  It definitely is a win win!  I would love to have you join my team of Crafty Ladies! 

Well, that is all for today!  I am in the process of getting samples ready for my Launch, so may give some sneak peeks in the next day or two!  Now, get ordering!!!!  (big smiley emoji!)

Make time for ordering and Creating With Paper!

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