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!!