Thursday, November 28, 2013

Special Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

Happy Thanksgiving! 

I'm here to help you complete your Christmas cards this weekend.

These are the 10 cards I will have available for you to complete at my home on Saturday, November 30th at 11:00.  This is a stamp-a-stack class so you can make as many as you want - need 10, make 10 or need 30, make 30!

So here are the details - participants will make the first 10 cards for $20.  You can make one of each of the designs or 10 of one design (while supplies last for each card).  Need additional cards, each card over 10 will be discounted to just $1.50 per card so if you want 20 cards, your fee will be $35.  Please call 269-720-9225 to let me know you plan on coming so I have enough snacks. 

I hope to see you Saturday!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Sale Starts Tomorrow!!!

I'm so excited about the big online "Black Friday" type sale that Stampin' Up! has planned this year. 

There is a huge selection of products that will be up to 50% off starting tomorrow!  This sale lasts November 20-December 2.  Don't miss your chance to save.  Click here for a complete list! 

They are also offering special one day only deals on Wednesday, November 20th - with 30% of three amazing products - Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, and Many Marvelous Markers.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Spooky Banner Class - Date Change

Because many who were interested in making the Spooky Banner were unable to attend this Sunday, I have rescheduled for Sunday, October 13 at 2:00.  I will be placing the materials order on Sunday morning so I need your RSVP by this Saturday, 9/28/13.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spooky Banner Girls "Night" Out

I'm excited to share this special Sunday afternoon edition of my monthly Girls Night Out event.  We will be creating this beautiful Spooky Banner on Sunday, September 29 at 2:00.  The class fee is $20 and you must RSVP no later than Sunday, 9/22/13 to allow time to order and prepare supplies.  I'm very excited to start making some décor items with my customers using my Stampin' Up! products. 

I'm also looking forward to a beautiful Thankful Pocket Journal/Scrapbook coming as our October Girls Night Out.  Information coming soon.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bridal Shower Card (to match gift bag)

It has been the craziest summer of my life.  Since my last post (while at convention - so it had to be a month ago), I've made a trip to Tennessee to take my Grandmother to visit my Uncle, prepared a memorial service for my husband's sister who died last Saturday, and helped choose a new Kindergarten teacher for our building - Welcome to the West Ward team Katie Martin!!!
Today I'm on the way out the door to a bridal shower for my niece - a happy family event compared to the one we had yesterday.  I found these adorable bags at Walmart for less than a dollar and the colors reminded me of Stampin' Up! colors so I had to buy them. 

Here is a close-up of the card.  I googled a sentiment for bridal showers and printed it in MDS.  Then added punched butterflies in Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Pumpkin Pie.  I also used the Chevron and Dotted embossing folders along with Rich Razzleberry cardstock and Dotted ribbon (retired, but it worked perfectly with the theme of the card so I used it anyway).  I even added punched butterflies to the envelope and topped them all off with a basic jewel. 

I loved the design and it was all inspired by the bag I found at Walmart .  Can't wait to make cards to go with the chevron and flower bags I got there too.  I've got to run - the shower is in just over an hour and I have to drive an hour to get there.  I hope to be back to finish posting Convention photos later. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Convention - Day 2

Amber is having such a great time on this trip.  She really loves swapping!  Our talented roommate Sandy made us each a swapping apron with clear pockets that show the swaps. 

We rode the tracks (Amber's first time to take a trolley system ride) to Jason's Deli today for an early dinner.  I decided to take a lighter route this time - salad bar with a bowl of chicken pot pie soup - delicious!!!

It had been a very long day - general session, breakout sessions, swapping, standing in line, etc. and I couldn't stay upright any more.  Here I am relaxing on the floor outside of the main stage area before heading into the Awards Night activities. 

I have a few pictures on my phone of the excitement of Awards Night, but I have to figure out how to get them from my phone to my computer before I can post them.  I think I'll have to ask Amber - she is so good at technology (the young are so much better than the old with technology).

I hadn't done any swapping before today so I can finally start sharing my favorites with you tonight.

This cute outhouse was made using our milk carton die - absolutely adorable - it even had poop (chocolate covered raisins) inside.

This little boy birthday card is another great sample.  I love the color combination and the use of the Tape It set because it looks like tire tracks.

Here is a beautiful Christmas tag with mini brown bag pocket.  This is definitely one I will reproduce.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Convention Bag

I forgot to post a photo of the Convention bags.  It is a beautiful backpack in white with a silver modern mosaic pattern.  I just LOVE it!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

First Day of Convention

Today was the first day we had any activities for convention.  We started with a swap of 1 1/2" squares to use to make a framed art project.  Although I will wait to share until the project is finished, I am very excited about all of the cute squares!

After our swap, we drove out to the home office for a tour.  I would love to work at Stampin' Up! because the atmosphere is so inviting.  Check out the area where employees eat lunch (yes that is a waterfall in the building).  Amber and I are having an amazing time.

I got these shoes at the Salvation Army for $4.99 on the 4th of July.  I think it was the BEST purchase I ever made.  I've had so many compliments on them.  So far so good with walking on these high heals.

We went to Jason's Deli (my favorite spot in Salt Lake City to eat) for dinner before the Opening Social.  Amber and I both decided to tackle the "Plain Jane Potato".

This was what was left when I finished it.  If we had a Jason's Deli near home, I would be as big as a house! 

We had to rush back to the Convention Center for the Opening Social where we received our bags, free stamps, project supplies, and more.  Lines were long, but we were able to participate in a world record breaking card mailing, a community service project, got a Paper Pumpkin kit, and found fun photo opportunities.  Check us out in the "scenery" and with Ronald McDonald!

Busy Day Today

Although Convention activities haven't even begun yet, we were very busy today.  We napped for a short time this morning, checked into our hotel, unpacked and organized in our room, and showered.  We had to wash the bugs off the car, look for a battery for Amber's camera, make more swaps, and pick up friends from the airport and drop them off at their hotels.  We finally ate at Denny's (many of the great places to eat had already closed) at 10:00.  I had a yummy Cheesy Chicken and Potato Skillet. 

Sorry, we didn't do any swapping today.  I am participating in a fun 1 1/2" Mini Swap in the morning .  Here is the one I made and will post pictures from that tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fun Road Trip

We hit the road in the morning yesterday for what we knew would be a LONG trip.  Amber started working on her swaps right away.

We decided to make it an "all-nighter" when we couldn't find a hotel in Wyoming and didn't want to stay in Nebraska.  Nebraska is a very long, very boring drive - it is all farm land and there aren't even billboards to break up the landscapes.  We did stop at a little bar that had just opened the night before and had the most incredible dinner.  I had a BBQ Chicken Chop Salad - WOW!!!  Then we hit the road again to finish the drive.

I had driven for almost 20 hours when I finally decided to give up and ask Amber to take over.  We saw a sign in Wyoming for the last rest stop for 43 miles so we pulled off at the exit.  We drove 12 miles without seeing any signs of life - no buildings, signs, etc. - it was sooooo creepy!  We turned around and raced back to I-80.  When we finally stopped again this morning, this is what the front of the car looked like - eew bugs!!!  We arrived in Salt Lake City about 8:30 (at a friend's hotel to sleep for a couple of hours until our hotel was ready to check in).  It was a long, but fun trip.  BTW - I did take the car to the carwash and scrub the bugs off.
Check back later for more on our great adventure!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Leaving for Convention Today!!!

When the alarm went off at 4:00 this morning, I thought "What am I doing?"  Now that I've showered and am getting ready to load food into the cooler (I packed and loaded my suitcase, swaps, and roommate gifts into the car last night), I'm really getting excited.  This is my first really long road trip and I'm taking it with our niece (friend and downline member also) Amber Schidecker.  I will try to post a photo of the car loaded after I pick her up (along with photos along the way).

Keep checking back over the next few days to see all of the excitement surrounding Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 (the 25th Anniversary Edition)!

Friday, May 31, 2013

The New Stampin' Up! Catalog Available TODAY!!!

You can officially order new products from the Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog starting at Noon Mountain today (5/31).  I have my order ready to go.  How about you?   Click the image above to view the catalog.

HOT TIP:  The Annual Catalog PDF is fabulous loaded to an iPad or iPhone.  Quick access and searchable.
  • Orders for new products in the catalog can be placed starting TODAY (5/31) at NOON Mountain Time.
  • My favorite!  Save 15% on the new bundled products.  Oh, the new magnetic platform for the Big Shot too!!!
  • Items from the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog may be purchased through today (5/31).
  • Retiring stamps will be available for purchase through June 3.   Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamps List.
  • Retiring accessories are available for purchase (many discounted items) through June 3 OR while supplies last.  Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories List.
Place your order today - Use CET67M4D in the hostess code box to be entered in a drawing for hostess benefits.  If online orders using the hostess code reach $150 or more, I will draw a name from those who ordered to receive hostess benefits from the orders.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Retiring Class Rescheduled

Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 28th (please note date change) at 5:30.  For the $13 class fee, we will be creating 6 amazing cards using set that will only be available until the end of the month.  Please RSVP by 5/24/13 to save your spot.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Retiring Set Class

I'm always sad to see my favorite sets retire at the end of a catalog.  My Retiring Set Class is my way of saying "Goodbye" to those favorite sets.  Well, it's time for that farewell class again. 
Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 21st at 5:30.  For the $13 class fee, we will be creating 6 amazing cards using set that will only be available until the end of the month.  Please RSVP by 5/20/13 to save your spot.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retiring List

Stampin' Up!'s Retiring List is here!!! 
It's your chance to get your favorite colors, stamps, and accessories before they're gone.
CLICK HERE to see the retired accessories list.
CLICK HERE to see the retiring stamp list.

Remember--ACCESSORIES are only available while supplies last, and often go REALLY fast.

If you want them--order
ONLINE HERE right away so you can get everything you want!

As for "STAMPS"--they will be available until June 1st.
If you want ANY ACCESSORIES--don't wait!!!

When you place your order online by April 30th using the hostess code PZ7TZYS3, you will be entered into a drawing to choose the hostess benefits on all of the orders collected this week.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Free Shipping This Weekend and Color Refresh News!!!

Two HUGE announcements today from Stampin' Up!!!  READ ON!


Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)!  That's right.  There is NO $6.95 shipping minimum or limit on how large or small your order must be.  When you place your online order, use the hostess code 4Q2CFJCR and help my club hostess reach the next level (unless your order is $150 - then you get to pick hostess benefits on your order).
Need help building your wish list?  Check out the new This and That product line, our new Photopolymer transparent stamps, and wait . . . check out the Color Refresh below . . . you may want to stock up on your retiring favorites. 
Free shipping starts: Saturday, April 6, 2013; 12:00 AM (MT).  Online orders must be completed no later than Monday, April 8, 2013 by 11:50 PM (MT)

I LOVE color!  However, I know it's essential to stay up-to-date with color trends.  Stampin' Up! has tweaked our current colors (bringing back many of my old favorites and keeping yummy ones like Pool Party around--woo hoo!).  Just take a look at current fashion and home décor to see these new changes are right on target.  DON'T MISS there's a brand new color under neutrals called Smoky Slate.  I think I'm already smitten!
Beginning on TODAY (4/4), all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available ONLY while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period (WHICH BEGINS APRIL 24 AND RUNS THROUGH JUNE 3, 2013).   Stock up on your favorites this weekend while shipping is FREE (April 6 - 8--SEE ABOVE OFFER).

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My This & That Kit Arrived Today!!!

I was so excited to come home and see a Stampin' Up! box on my steps.  Yippee - my This & That Kit arrived.  I can't wait to start recording my thoughts and activities in this fun journal. 

If you would like your own kit (get have all of the fun stuff at a discount - only $32.08 for all five items), click here.  If you order before Saturday, use the hostess code 4Q2CFJCR to help my club hostess reach the next level.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Deal Extended Thru 3/31!

In order to reach our global goal of 7000 new demonstrators (we only need 120 more as of today), Stampin' Up! has extended the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit offer ($156 in products for just $99 and ships FREE) through March 31. That's a 25% product bonus! 
You choose ANY available Stampin' Up! products you want in your kit (any current catalog products, clearance items, specially priced bundles) and there's no obligation or sell or purchase anything further!  What a wonderful way to celebrate your passion for stamping!
Joining my team of hobbyists and business demonstrators might be the perfect fit. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stampin' Up! Mystery Hostess Benefits

Mystery Hostess

Starts today...ends March 30th.  

Place an online order
through my Stampin' Up! website ......
and your order will go toward the total sales
of the workshop.

See all the details below! 

Stampin' Up! announced the Hostess Code and I'm ready to jump in (with both feet) and give it a try.
Here's how it works ...

If you're placing an online order of less than $150 will want to use the Hostess Code: 4Q2CFJCR.  

If you're ordering $150 .. you will not use the code because you'll receive hostess benefits on your own order.
Once you place the order will ship directly to you ... from Stampin' Up!  I'll announce on April 1st who gets the hostess benefits.

Here's a screenshot of how your screen will look when you're placing the order:


One great thing about an online party like this is that you can order taking advantage of any of our specials or product lines - Fabric Frenzy, Clearance Rack, Digital Downloads (Don't have My Digital Studio yet, you can order that for $19.95 - WOW!), new This & That product line, and much more! 

A special note ....if you've been placing online orders with me ... the only thing you need to do differently is add the hostess code ..... everything else works just the same.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at or 269-720-9225.

Thanks & have a great day!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

NEW! Stampin' Up! This & That

Stampin' Up! now has our version of a "smash book" and you can save 15%!

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast.
Get a sneak peek into the Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 annual catalog with the This and That product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go.
  • Leaving the hairdresser? Tuck your next appointment card right in with some washi tape. Having a girls' day at lunch and the movies? Stash the tickets right there and have each friend write her favorite part of the day. The possibilities are endless, and the goal is perfect imperfection
  • This and That is great when you use all the products together, but each product is great on its own too! The Designer Series Paper is great for scrapbooking and crafters alike - and everyone will love the awesome rotary stamp. Plus, the other embellishments are so much fun. 

131268Epic Day This and That Journal$10.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper$10.95
130133Remember This and That Rotary Stamp$5.95
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers$4.95
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape$4.95
133350Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!
Fine Print
  • Stampin' Up! is introducing the line with these five products, but will be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • 15% OFF Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in the new catalog, but the discounted bundle is only available through April 30).

Monday, March 18, 2013

Stamp with me Tonight!!!

I know the photo is not great, but the cards are.  Come stamp with me tonight at 5:30.  Class fee is just $13 for these six beautiful cards which feature products from the Sale-a-Bration Mini (only available until Friday).  This is the last in a series of three classes featuring products from this amazing special.  I still have 4 spaces left, so call or email to reserve your spot before they are gone!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cute Shoes!

Aren't these about the cutest shoes? I love em!
 I also love what can be tucked away in a box like this!
How about you? 
So.... what if there were $158.00 worth of product?
Fill it with whatever you choose - a new Stampin' Trimmer, a couple of new stamp sets, paper, ink, a little bling..... maybe some buttons and ribbon.
Now, what if you only paid $99 for it and no shipping!
Almost as sweet as the shoes now, right?
So let's keep adding:
Free tutorials every month - from me
30% off of your next order
20% off each additional order
A fun magazine bi-monthly in the mail
And I'll also show you how to make some fun decor items from the packing paper! Too fun!
Here's the cool part - receive all the benefits for 3 months without doing anything extra. Then you choose:

I'd like to learn how to have an online business
I'd like to remain active as a hobby demonstrator
 that was fun, but I'm done.
I'll be here stamping away, having a great time and ready to support you in whatever direction you choose.
Begin your journey here or contact me at for more information.
Signing up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is easy, do it online here (use the password: amyrogers)  and have your new products on their way to your doorstep (don't forget to put on your cute shoes!)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sale-a-Bration Class #2

These are the six cards we'll be making Tuesday night 2/26/13 at 5:30 at my house - at my second Sale-a-Bration Class of the year.  I have another scheduled (with six different cards) in March - see sidebar for dates and details.

It's not to late to make these six cards for $13.  There are spots left for this class so call 269-720-9225 or email to reserve your spot. 

My team members are always invited to my events and save $5 on class fees.  Consider joining my team during Sale-a-Bration when you can choose an extra 25% in products in your starter kit!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Occasions Mini Class #1

These are the six cards we'll be making tomorrow night - Wednesday, 2/20/13 at 5:30 at my house - at my first Occasions Mini Class of the year.  I have another scheduled (with six different cards) in March - see sidebar for dates and details.

It's not to late to make these six cards for $13.  There are seven spots left for this class so call 269-720-9225 or email to reserve your spot. 

My team members are always invited to my events and save $5 on class fees.  Consider joining my team during Sale-a-Bration when you can choose an extra 25% in products in your starter kit!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sale-a-Bration Class #1

These are the six cards we'll be making tomorrow night - Tuesday, 1/29/13 at 5:30 at my house - at my first Sale-a-Bration Class of the year.  I have two others scheduled (with six different cards at each class) in February and March - see sidebar for dates and details.

It's not to late to make these six cards for $13.  There are six spots left for this class so call 269-720-9225 or email to reserve your spot. 

My team members are always invited to my events and save $5 on class fees.  Consider joining my team during Sale-a-Bration when you can choose an extra 25% in products in your starter kit!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Last Day of Leadership

Table was beautiful as was the dessert - you really have to attend Leadership to see how amazing it really is!

Cards made with Swallowtail - only $13.95 in the Occasions Mini and so simple to create beautiful cards quickly.  This is a "must have stamp"!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Friday at Leadership

These cards are simply elegant - they would make a great make and take cards.

Lunch was fabulous.  In fact, we were still a little full when it was time for dinner so we shared appetizers.  I had the asparagus fries - YUMMY!
Renee had asked me to make her a dress - here we are wearing our dresses.