Greetings, my friends!
I can't believe that I missed the November and December posts! I was busy as a bee getting things decorated inside and out. My husband is in charge of the fabulous light show outside and his famous Macy's window in our Den bay window. I am in charge of all the other interior decorations with his help. Every year we put up 6-7 decorated trees averaging 6' tall. We love Christmas and decorating to the hilt. Now, taking everything down is another story! The inside is about 50% down and packed, the outside about the same. Thanks to my Sis-In-Law and a dear friend, the inside has gone smoothly.
Updates to share! I hope you all received the new Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Occasions catalog) that was mailed out late December! January 3rd you could start purchasing from it, and don't forget our Annual Sale-A-Bration has started! Free items with a $50.00 purchase from the Mini or Annual catalog. There are some cute things this year. If you need assistance on choosing when you get your catalog, just let me know. You can order right here on my page.
Now let's catch up...Our November Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering was sooo fun! We made "samplers". I purchased some 8x8 frames and made 2 samples that the gals could go with. The imagination that was shown was just amazing. Here are some of the pictures of their handiwork! First are my samples:
Here are some of the gals and their projects...they all turned out just beautiful!
We all had such fun and the food of course was a big hit too! It always is!
Decembers Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering featured our Annual Cookie Exchange! I always treat my peeps to a complete lunch and they bring cookies to eat and trade! We had some awesome cookies that my husband and I enjoyed for a week after our Gathering! Our project was an older Stampin' Up! kit that made Star boxes. I had two kits and had tried to use it up several years in a row! So, this year I made a pact that these ladies were going to make Star boxes. They were fairly easy, except the "stick um" tape didn't hold very well, so we had to use glue. But here are some pictures of our day...my friend Nee put them in such a beautiful PicCollage file.
I am sharing some Christmas cards that I made using some of my stash as I am getting overwhelmed with beautiful papers, stamps and dies. There are many different manufacturers/designers used, and I always use Stampin' Up! items whenever I can. Sometimes though I just need to expand my use of items I have collected over the years. This way I can make room for more of the new Stampin' Up! things!
Now, I want to let you in on a secret as to how you can save on each and every purchase at Stampin' Up! During Sale-a-Bration, you can join my team of Craftin' Gals for $99.00!
But wait! For that $99 you actually receive:
$125 worth of products from the Annual or Mini Catalog (or both) because you choose what is in your Starter Kit!
PLUS, you will receive a Mini Paper Cutter! They are the cutest darn things and work very well for those teeny tiny projects that you don't need your normal size paper cutter!
PLUS, a 6x6 Designer Series Paper Sampler (48 sheets). It is comprised of some of all the new Designer Papers (an $11.50 value)
PLUS, a FREE stamp set of your choice; any value (now that is a bargain) up to $45 value.
PLUS, a PAPER PUMPKIN kit (a $20 value). If you aren't familiar with Paper Pumpkin, it is a monthly kit that sometimes makes cards, or a project, or tags and includes everything you need including ink, dimensionals, and mini glue dots. It is a wonderful way to relax and make cards up in an evening.
PLUS, FREE SHIPPING on your Starter Kit (which is a $12.50 value)
PLUS, 20 to 25% off all orders you place whether for you or your friends.
PLUS, an EARLY preview of the 2020 Annual catalog and you can order before anyone else! A perk that all demo's love!
PLUS, you are invited to join thousands of fellow demonstrators at Stampin' Up's! Annual Convention "On Stage". This is such a wonderful experience. Swapping and making new friends, and demonstrations from fellow demonstrators, and meeting Shelli Gardner and Sara Douglass the two most wonderful Mother and Daughter team of Stampin' Up! Shelli basically started Stampin' Up! 30+ years ago and Sara is now the CEO of Stampin' Up! They are the best!
All of the above for the price of only $99.00! If you are interested, give me a jingle or an email and let me know and I will assist you in getting started! I would absolutely love to have you on my team. Just a note for some who probably wonder...you don't have to be local to me to be on my team! Anywhere in the US is just fine!
If you are still hesitant, saying, I just want to stamp on my own, and not have to sell anything...you don't have to sell anything. Many stampers that are Stampin' Up! demonstrators are doing it just for the love of creating, stamping, and playing with awesome product. So, put that worry aside and do it for the discount! That is how I started! I wanted to get more for my money when I joined. Believe me, selling is not a requirement. So, go for it! Click on Join Me and become a member of a fantastic team of paper lovers.
Well, that is all for now...my next Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering is scheduled for January 19th and we are doing a Valentine mini house and a card using the new From My Heart Suite on page 8,9 and 10 of the new Mini Catalog.
Until we meet again, be kind to one another and remember to make some time for Creating With Paper!