Friday, December 24, 2010

Quick & Easy Last Minute Gift

Check out the cute gloves I made for our niece this morning!
I had bought some scarves last year on clearance sale for $1 each. I used this one as my project inspiration. I took it to the fabric store and bought 3" strips of coordinating polar fleece. I cut flowers using the new Fun Flowers die (available in the new Occasions Mini starting January 4th) and added them to 70 cent stretchy gloves with a button. Quick, cute, & inexpensive - what more can you ask for?

I was so pleased with how the project turned out that I made several pairs!
My lucky club ladies are going to make these at our January club meeting too!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sweet New Valentine Special Announced

Opener-1 copy


Stampin' Up's making it easy to plan ahead for your next holiday stamping opportunity! Starting today, when you purchase the Filled with Love bundle of stamp set and Designer Series Paper, you get a free package of adorable Bitty Buttons! Love these little guys--I'm on my third pack since they came out this year! Order online today at or call me at 269-686-2349 to order at reduced shipping.

Buttons-2 Chart-1

EARLY BIRD BONUS: the first three people to order this bundled set from me will also receive a special ribbon sampler with fun styles in colors that coordinate with the DSP! Act Now! The filled with love bundle is available only through January 24th.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

January Card Kit Now Available

Click the link in the sidebar to see details on this beautiful card kit which features the I Heart Hearts set and Antique Brads.

Monthly Card Kits are an amazing deal because you receive pre-cut supplies (including ribbon and envelopes) for 12 cards for just $20. When you buy the card kit, you can also order the featured stamp set and accessory for 20% off.

Quick, inexpensive, beautiful, and already designed for you - what more can you ask for?!?!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Simply Adorned Class

I'm so excited to share the seven beautiful inserts that we will be making for FREE (with the purchase of the Simply Adorned Bundle) at the Simply Adorned Class on Sunday, 12/12/10 at 1:00.

This class will be held at Rose Walker's home, and she is willing to open the door to anyone wants to come. Please contact me for her address and directions if you plan to attend.

The cost of the bundle (including shipping and tax) is $46.50 which includes the charm, chain, and Charming stamp set along with the FREE inserts.

If you would like to order an additional charm ($22.10) or charm & chain ($34.97) to give as gifts, you can make an additional FREE set of seven beautiful inserts for each additional charm purchased.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, 12/7/10 to insure arrival of your Simply Adorned Bundle and that I have enough supplies.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular

Check out the absolutely amazing deals available in our online store until November 30th - shop now! There are individual items and bundles of items available in 50% off, 40% off, and 30% off categories. And better yet, orders of $150 or more earn FREE shipping (an extra 10% savings)! Note: You can order any catalog merchandise (including bundles in previous post - scroll down for details) on your online order also.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Bundles

Stampin' Up! would like to help you get ready for the Holiday Season with this great Handmade Holiday offering. Purchase select products–perfect for Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts–at a 20 percent discount!

Here's a look at what's in the bundles:

bells and boughs stamp setdeck the halls designer paper
Vintage Christmas Bundle #124067 wood $23.92
Vintage Christmas Bundle #124068 clear $19.92

contempo christmas stamp setjolly holiday designer paper
Contempo Christmas Card Bundle #124071 wood $20.72
Contempo Christmas Card Bundle #124072 clear $17.52

tags til christmasdecorative label punch
Tags Til Christmas Bundle #124077 wood $38.32
Tags Til Christmas Bundle #124078 clear $31.92

gifted stamp setmini lunch sacks
Gift Packaging Bundle #124083 wood $26.32
Gift Packaging Bundle #124084 clear $19.92
charmed stamp setsimply adorned charmsimply adorned chain
Simply Adorned Gift Bundle #124076 $39.88
chunky framedotted flourish
Frame Gift Bundle #124075 $19.92

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

December Girls Night Out

Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 16th at 6:00 (early because of the Christmas theme of this set). The old-fashioned feel of this vintage card set will warm your heart and bring to mind memories of Christmas' past. In this class you'll create these four cards and coordinating vintage card box featuring the Welcome Christmas stamp set and Deck the Halls designer paper. The class fee of $25 includes the clear stamp set, all pre-cut supplies, and a light dinner. Please RSVP no later than 12/2/10 to allow time for ordering and preparing supplies.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Demonstrator starter kit will be on special for 1/2 off from
November 15 - 30. For just $87.50 you can get over $310
worth of product!!!!! (plus there is FREE shipping on the kit!)


*You have EVER thought about being a demonstrator--whether to earn some extra money or to just get your own products at a discount, or if:

*You were once a demonstrator, and want to come back, or if:

*You just want to purchase over $310 of product for just $87.50!!!! (no strings attached!) and you get the added bonus of all demonstrator benefits at least until the end of March--even if you don't do anything, or if:

*You want to tell Santa what to get you for Christmas!!!

Available Nov. 15 thru Nov. 30!

IT'S THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR A HOBBY STAMPER! The starter kit is not only a fantastic savings, it includes the benefits and discounts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with no obligation to sell.

  • Choose either the Standard or Digital Starter Kits. Includes $310 of Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories for $87.50.
  • The starter kits can be customized to your preferences. Here's what is included and your substitution options.
  • Starter kit products ship FREE.
  • Take 30% off your first $150 Stampin' Up! product order (placed within 45 days).
  • Save 20% on all other orders
  • Pre-order from the 2011 Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs starting Dec. 1.
  • Sale-A-Bration is around the corner and free stamp set opportunities multiply!
  • Enjoy tons of learning tools, including video tutorials on the Stampin' Up! demo site.
  • Sign up on-line and enjoy instant benefits (starting Nov. 15)

IT'S GOOD TO KNOW: There's no penalty to drop and you keep the kit and everything you purchased at a discount! You'll enjoy full demonstrator privileges thru March 31, 2011. To remain active beyond March 31, 2011, $300 in product sales is required.


or click here to order your kit today!
Once there, click join now and use the password amyrogers when prompted.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Gift Class

Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 28th at 1:00 p.m. My annual Christmas Gift Class will be held at United Methodist Church in Allegan. The $20 class fee includes all supplies for the items pictured above: office in a case, a magnetic calendar, a notecard set, a personalized decorative tile (with seasonal decorations), a flower pin, a gift card holder, and a coloring book with crayons. Space is limited, so please RSVP (269-686-2349) to insure your spot!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas Card & Tag Class

I'm excited to share details about my upcoming Christmas Card & Tag Class which features the Tags til Christmas stamp set. It is especially exciting because the stamp set is included in Stampin' Up!'s current special as one of the amazing bundle deals. That means I can offer the class with lots of options. There are discounted prices for those who want to buy the tools to create more cards and tags at home.

I am offering this class in two different sessions.
Saturday, November 20th at 10:00 - my home
Sunday, November 21st at 1:00 - Shannon McVoy's home

The Best Deal includes the Tags til Christmas stamp set, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Expresso markers, and the Decorative Label Punch along with the cards and tags (over $75 value).

Please RSVP by 11/12/10 (to allow time for ordering and preparing supplies) and be sure to indicate the option below!

____ Cards (10) Only - $10
____ Tags (20) Only - $7
____ Cards & Tags - $16 (Better Deal)
____ Cards/Tags/Stamps/Markers - $38 (Great Deal)
____ Cards/Tags/Stamps/Markers/Punch - $47 (Best Deal)

Click here for a detailed flyer you can use to sign up for this amazing class!

Please note when you RSVP which date you would like to attend. You will be given address and directions when you RSVP. Please call 269-686-2349 or email to RSVP.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

November Card Kit Now Available

Click the link in the sidebar to see details on this beautiful card kit which features the Just Believe stamp set and our Basic Pearls.

Monthly Card Kits are an amazing deal because you receive pre-cut supplies (including ribbon and envelopes) for 12 cards for just $20. When you buy the card kit, you can also order the featured stamp set and accessory for 20% off.

Quick, inexpensive, beautiful, and already designed for you - what more can you ask for?!?!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Projects from the Retreat

I attended a special retreat organized by Jackie Bolhuis (almost two weeks ago now - where does the time go?). We each brought supplies for a gift project we would give to a friend (not a card). The projects were amazing so I just had to share!

We made a decorative tile, a display board, a covered journal, a framed Christmas sampler, two decorative framed art projects, an etched glass votive holder, a photo cube, a wine bag complete with covered wine bottle and coordinating tag, and a decorative Christmas wall hanging (not pictured because I couldn't fit it into the picture and still get good detail on all projects). Watch for some of these projects to appear in upcoming classes.

The weekend was amazing - great projects, amazing food, wonderful company, and lots of great information from seasoned demonstrators. I was honored to be included and hope to attend every year!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ABC's of the Perfect Handmade Holiday Promotion

Spend time with friends and family at a workshop where you'll learn how to make this Christmas even more memorable with handmade cards, gifts, and packaging. Plus, you'll get 20 percent off select holiday products during the ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday promotion, which begins today, October 19, and runs through December 16, 2010.

One of the amazing bundles is the Simply Adorned Necklace, Charm, and Charming Stamp Set. I'm offering my own special FREE class with the purchase of this bundle - come and create 7 inserts for your new Simply Adorned Charm. Purchase additional charms and necklaces as gifts for the women in your life and make the same inserts FREE for each gift set you purchase (so the recipients have 7 inserts for their new necklace!).

Click here to see a flyer with all of the amazing bundle deals! Then, contact me by phone at 269-686-2349, by email at, or by visiting my website and click shop now in the upper right hand corner to place your order. Be sure to use the item number listed on the flyer to get the special bundle price.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Our Christmas Card Photos

I'm so excited to share our Christmas card photos. We had my friend Michelle Evans come over Sunday afternoon and take a series of family photos. She picked the best of each pose shared them with me today. These are my favorites:

I think the one with the pets will be the one we have printed for cards, but we may end up with a photo gallery on the wall with the rest of them - they turned out amazing!!!
The last one is of our son Aaron horsing around. He is in his senior year at Grand Valley for secondary education. We are so proud of him!

The Perfect Handmade Holiday Promotion

Starting October 19th, you will have the opportunity to purchase select product bundles--perfect for Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--at a 20 percent discount! Click here to see and print the bundle information flyer.

  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • You may purchase as many bundles as you wish.
  • You must use the bundle item codes provided.
  • Promotion ends December 16th.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Christmas Card Class Next Week

I'm so excited to share the Christmas card designs for my class on Wednesday, October 13th at 5:30. There are still a couple of spaces left. Please call me if you would like to attend.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Codeword: C R E A T E

I have some exciting news for you all today! Stampin' Up is offering a contest for us demos to see if we can hit a certain number of bookings as a group. The grand prize drawing is for a $100 gift certificate--but the even cooler part is that if we participate and the group hits the goal--the demonstrators ALL WIN a free stamp set from the Spring Mini! That's so cool!

The only catch is--we have ONE DAY to hit this goal--Tuesday, October 12th.

You can also schedule any time now and March. We're having a HUGE HOLIDAY MINI BUNDLE BLOWOUT starting October 19th, in which selections of Holiday Mini merchandise that coordinate with each other will be offered together at a discount! This special runs through December 16th, so it's a great time to have a party and capitalize on everyone's need to get Christmas cards and gifts made and in the mail. We could also book your party for during SALE-A-BRATION (mid-January through March).

So I'll be doing my part! And because I have a teensy weensy phone phobia, I decided I'm going to do something to make you VERY GLAD I called you on October 12th! Here's the deal: if you mention the codeword in this post to me before I ask you about setting up your party, you will receive a free $10 or under stamp of your choice on the date of your show.

The codeword is: CREATE

So plan to book your show on October 12th, and either email me with the codeword if you're not going to be home that evening or if you can't get a hold of me, and make sure you mention it first when I call you. I will be pulling your phone numbers randomly and calling all evening long!

Don't forget--think CREATE, and have a date in mind for when I call you!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Holiday Mini Class

These are the great projects we'll be doing at my Holiday Mini Class tomorrow at 5:30. We'll be making 5 cards and a treat holder for just $13. I still have a few spaces left. Please contact me if you are interested.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Card Kits Available

I'm so excited to offer two different card kits this month. Each kit offers a different style of Christmas cards. These kits are a quick and easy way to get your Christmas cards done early this year. With precut supplies, all you have to do is stamp and assemble. Buy as many kits as you need to complete your Christmas card list this year! Click the links on the right for all the details.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

October Girls Night Out

The funky, bold, bright colors and patterns of the Play Date DP are an eye catching combination that is sure to elicit a “wow” from all who see it! In this Girls Night Out you’ll use the Play Date designer paper, FYI and Funky Four stamp sets to create these four fun cards along with a coordinating window card folder to gift them in! The class fee of $18 (clear mount) or $22 (wood mount) includes the Funky Four stamp set, all precut supplies, and a light dinner. Be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, October 29th at 6:00. Please RSVP by October 15th to allow time for ordering and cutting supplies.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Starter Kit Samples

I am excited to share the cards we created at our group meeting last Sunday.
My friend Susan Auyer challenged all in attendance to create at least one card using only contents of the Starter Kit.
I was amazed at the variety and number of cards that were created in a 30 minute period.
We also discussed how most of these cards could easily be changed by choosing another image from the Fun & Fast Notes set. It is so very versatile!!!