Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sheet Music and Floral Phrases

Good morning! I have quick post for you this morning. I made this card for  my daughter's piano teacher last week to thank you her after the recital. 

I used the Sheet Music background stamp tot create the middle piece of paper. I love background stamps! The sentiment is from Floral Phrases. I once again use my favorite piece of DSP- the black and white check in the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack. Lastly, there is a sneak peek there- the Melon Mambo ribbon will be found in the upcoming Occasions Catalog (live Jan 4, catalog shipping mid December.) I stapled it to the corner with some Black Sequin Trim and a White Twine bow. This card was a CASE from a beautiful Christmas card I saw on Instagram by Paula Dobson. Thanks for the inspiration Paula! 

I will be doing a Christmas Treats Facebook Friday tomorrow at 2:00 CST. I hope you'll join me! 

2017  Holiday Retreat PDF now available  in my PDF store!


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Night in Bethlehem (Video Tutorial!)

Hello everyone! I did an unannounced Facebook Live Demo yesterday morning using the Night in Bethlehem bundle. Have you joined my Facebook Group yet? This is where I am doing all my live videos. Everyone is welcome, so please come over and join! 

The first card I showed is a perfect one to use if you need to create a bunch. It goes together very quickly. This is actually a card that was featured in our Demo email we get each week (perk of buying the Starter Kit!!) You can find the full detail sheet on this card and three others here. 

The second card is my own creation and is a more involved card- not one I'd want to make 100 of! It features heat embossing and the intricate thinlits. Check out the video below for the full recording. 

You can order the Night in Bethlehem Bundle here if you'd like to add it to your supply! 
I'll have another Facebook Friday this week on Friday at 2:00 CST. Hope you'll join me! 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Monday, November 27, 2017

Free Shipping and On Stage Team Gifts

Good morning everyone, and Happy Cyber Monday!! I know I've already been shopping early this morning- there are some great deals out there! And Stampin' Up has a GREAT Cyber Monday Deal: FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS!!!
And, I've added some incentives as well:

Spend $25+- Chose a free single class planner/tutorial PDF from my PDF store

Spend $50+- I'll send you a brand new embellishment in the mail next week! Plus, I'll send you this months's All Star Tutorial Bundle for FREE!  

Spend $100+- Receive the Hostess Exclusive Merry Patterns Stamp Set in the mail from me next week! (Available to the first 15 people who place a $100+ order.)

You MUST used the Hostess Code YDAP2KCW in order to receive the rewards. But, if your order is over $150, DON'T use the Hostess Code because I want you to receive the Hostess Rewards. You will still receive the goodies from me, you will just need to email me and let me know you placed an order. This incentive is cumulative and if your order is over $100, you will receive all three! This is only available for orders placed on Monday, November 27, 2017.  
Before you leave today, I want to share a fun little project. These were downline gifts I gave my team at On Stage a few weeks ago. 

I ordered some cute bags from Etsy and made a fun tag.
Inside was a Lanyard with our team name on it.  

I used Hello Color for the background on the Melon Mambo tag. The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms. The DSP is called Just Add Color and the back paper is Foil Acetate. These tags were clipped on with a Gold Library Clip. 

  Don't forget to shop for your friends and family on the Stampin' Up site toady! Kits are always a great gift! Ok, go shop!!

2017  Holiday Retreat PDF now available  in my PDF store!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

2017 Holiday Retreat Recap

Hello everybody! Last weekend, I held my annual Holiday Retreat and it was SO much fun! I'd like to share with you some of the photos I took that day! 

My theme was this black and white buffalo check. I based everything around that pattern in the Merry Little Christmas DSP Pack. I found this tutorial on Pinterest and had to make this board for the entrance. 

I went in the night before to get set up. This is my favorite part! You can see how each spot looked. In the bag were their six make and takes, a full pack of DSP, a bolt of ribbon, a bolt of twine and a bolt of Gold Thread.

I made each one a special name plate. 

Here is the room from one end. 

And here is from the other end. I had 24 attendees at my live event. 

I had a special stamping table for all the projects. 

And a die cut station for all the projects. 

I also brought all my holiday stamps, some punches and other tools for my customers to use if they wanted. 

More available tools. 

I had a large display area with lots of Christmas projects. 

A favorite is always the Raffle Prizes! I raffled off ten amazing prizes! 

And, I also brought all my extra class kits and Paper Pumpkins in case anyone needed some more "things to work on."

Once everyone arrived, the room was like a buzzing bee hive! 

Everyone was busy working all day long. 

We had an Italian lunch buffet- yum! 

I also handed out some treats through out the day. This one included a pack of Dimensionals! 

And this one held my delicious "Crack Corn.

The last gift I gave were customer cookies I had made. Unfortunately, I ran out of time to make them super cute. But, I think the cookies were cute enough just as they were! 
I had them made with each person's initial! 

If you'd like the full details, including all six make and takes, four gifts and links to all of the buffalo check items I used, you can find them all in my Holiday Retreat PDF. Click here to find it in my PDF store. 


Monday, November 20, 2017

Wood Texture Christmas Tree Class to Go and Holiday Retreat Tutorials

Hello everyone! I've got one more Holiday Class to Go offer for you today! It's a fun home decor piece and it has a very fast turnaround!

Creating Home Decor pieces is simple when you have beautiful products in your hands. 
This framed wooden tree would make a meaningful gift for a loved one or an eye catching decoration in your home.

It features the Wood Textures DSP found int he 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up Catalog. 

The Class To Go Kit includes a pack of Wood Textures DSP and all the elements needed to complete this project. The stamp is form the Hearts Come Home stamp set. If you do not have this stamp set, you can add it on to your kit or use one you already have. It does not include the frame. 

This kit has a very short registration window. 
Deadline to register for this class is November 30th 
and kits will ship by December 3rd.

Kit Price is $21 plus $6 Priority Shipping. 

I also released my Retreat To Go PDF yesterday since my retreat is over (Pictures coming tomorrow!) 

The PDF includes TEN projects- six make and takes and four "pillow gifts." The PDF includes all the materials used as well as step by step instructions of each one
If you are a Stampin' Up Demo, you CAN use these projects in your business, but you may not sell the PDF. Thanks!

And, today is the LAST day to register for these two classes: 

November Classes To Go include the
 Brightly Lit Christmas Stamp A Stack and the Snowflake Christmas Treats 
Deadline to Register is November 21st