Saturday, January 30, 2010

MDS - Snow in Raleigh NC

It snowed today in Raleigh, we don't get a lot of snow so when it does we take advantage of it and play and eat snow cream and take lots of pictures.

My friend, Jessica and her family were playing in the snow and when I saw the pictures I knew I just had to scrapbook it for her. I used Stampin UP's "My Digital Studio". I made the snowman by using punches, I know that could use some tweaking but it was fun to create.

If you like to scrapbook but don't have a lot of time then this is for you. It will be a great gift to give someone that likes to scrapbook, someone that is not into the hands on paper and ink and glue and of course you can print it out on your own computer or you can have it sent back through my website and get a completed scrapbook in your mailbox in a matter of a couple of weeks.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

RAK- Random Acts of Kindness

The first time I ever heard of Random Acts of Kindness is on the Opra Winfrey show one day she was handing out hot coffee to contruction workers in the dead of winter in Chicago and that was her topic of the day to help others. Then when I got involved with different stamp groups on the internet there was always RAK's as we called it for just sending someone a card just because. Last week I started going through Stampin Boot Camp with Sherriff Graff to boost my recruiting skills and my sales. She has a wonderful program which we have projects and activites, homework, etc. and it is Christian based with keeping in mind how we treat others on our earth and how God plays a part in our lives. I wasn't sure I could do it but I am pushing myself and so far I am glad I did. Above are two cards that I am making stacks of for those people in my life that I haven't heard from in a while or maybe someone new that I was to invite to an event. These were quick and easy and I love the square scallop big shot die to make cards with. So if you have been in one of my clubs in the past or been a hostess for me or you are my favorite bank teller or you are the wonderful lady at the post office that always helps me. You may see one soon. Thanks for stopping by....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wagstampers Team Activities - Valentine Stamp Camp- last weekend

Our team had 2 activities this past weekend and we had to split up our original team for stamp camp. Claudia not pictured and Barbara, (Grandma as we fondly call her) held down the fort at the Shops on the Main in Fuquay Varina while the rest of us on this group venture demoed at our Valentine Stamp Camp. We all had a lot of fun and invite you to come to our Easter stamp camp in Feb 20th. Details soon.
This is part of my team below at our stamp camp, left to right, Jessica, Jennifer, Me
Below are some of my Stamp Club girls at Stamp Camp having a great time. I am having trouble getting the names lined up with the pictures so I am going to just list them. Brenda, Ella, Barbara, Ashley, Andi, Frances, Ciara, Deanna, Laura, Jennifer, Gloria, Shirley, Elaine, Kim & Susan
Below are projects that we did at our Valentine Stamp Camp on Saturday. Everyone had a great time.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief and Stampin' UP!

Stampin'UP! and it's demonstrators have a long history of making a difference in the lives of others--especially when disaster strikes and the need is greatest. The disaster in Haiti is no different.
Here is the plan: From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set you buy will be donated to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Product Name

I {Heart} Hearts- clear mount - Item # 118571 - $18.95 (block D recommended) I {Heart} Hearts- wood mount - 117010 - $26.95

Stampin' UP! has raised multitudes of funds through fundraisers such as this for other disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami as well as Ronald McDonald House and the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Fund and the American Heart Association. This a great opportunity to show your support for the people of Haiti in their time of need. Just drop me a email to place your order. Thanks for helping me make a difference.

Monday, January 18, 2010

UPDATE: Quilting projects I have been working on...

I am on a roll, I love this project, here I show how the pieces layer so you can first sew an x in the middle from corner to corner then attach the sides together. The next picture is of the not quiet finished bag. I know it looks rough but you will see when I finish it will be cute cute cute. Thanks for stopping by.
Aren't these so dang cute, I have been working on some quilting samples today to show at my customers at stamp camp this coming weekend. The scallop squares are so easy to cut 8 pieces of cotton fabric at a time, this is a quilters dream. Contact me for a demonstration or a playdate. Lets quilt together, I do have a class Jan 30th at 9am to make a bag at my place. Cost of class is $25.00 in advance. Check my su website under events for details.
These are the flowers I cut 2 plus the batting all at once. So quick and easy.
This is after I stitched the layers and tied them together. I love pink and black together.
This is after tying the flower to my leadership bag it is really cute.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Quilts Made using SU die cuts- Leadershp Display

These are quilts that were displayed at Stampin UP Leadership conference (from demonostrator Jill Olsen's collection) a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix. They are beautiful and made with SU dies using the Big Shot, it is so easy. If you are a quilter already you will want to get our dies to make your quilting quick and easy. When I got home I had to try something (on a smaller scale) so I made quilted flowers bag embellishments and I have started a quilted bag. It is so much fun to pick out coordinating fabric and see how it looks against each other. I know you will like these samples as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by.
More to come... stay tuned

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

SU Leadership highlights

The best part about going to SU Leadership conference is you make friendships from all over the country. From left to right on this picture is Me, then in the middle is Rene from New York, and on the right is Dacia from Clemmons NC., Dacia is on my team and this is the second year we have roomed together. This picture was taken by the bike taxi driver (they may call it something else) Zora, who was really nice and gave us a little tour of downtown Phoenix after she picked us up after dinner.
This is a peek at the Momento Hall where we get to shop for logo items. On the table you will see a card tree that is a neat way to hold your cards for display and the cute sweater with our ribbon made into rossetts.
These at my new SU 'flip flops, now when I walk on the beach I will be stamping out Stampin UP! in the sand. :) There is a beach towel too.
Don't you just love these cute bags we purchased at leadership? The first 5 customers that book a workshop under me will get a bag of their own. Email me to book your own party!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Leadership 2010 3D-Swap

I am so excited to be at Stampin UP! Leadership conference this week. There are so many great ideas I want to share with you. I will be offering new classes using new stamps, new big shot ideas for quilters as well as stampers and decor elements ideas. Below is the 3-D organized swap I am in tomorrow. I will send pictures of what I get back. Stay tuned. Check my Stampin UP site under events to see what classes you might be interested in. Don't forget my team has a stamp camp on Jan 23 from 12-4pm; email me to reserve your spot. Tote-ally Tess Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die Old Olive card stock and ink Mellon Mambo card stock and ink and polka dot ribbon Sweet Pea Designer paper Various punches Bitty Box and envelope Big Shot Die
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Heart Treat Cups - Perfect for Your Valentine!

Heart Treat Cups

Love our Sweet Treat Cups—with 100% Heart! Perfectly coordinated with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch, the Heart Treat Cups are the product of choice for your upcomingValentine’s Day projects. Order yours today while love is in the air! Full Heart Punch #113693 $15.95 - IB&C page 186 Heart Treat Cups* (12) #120435 $2.95 and Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes (3) #116911 $2.95 - Occasions Mini page 21 Sweetheart Stamp Set:Wood mount #120415 $21.95; Clear mount #120780 $15.95 - Occasions Mini page 21


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Country Living Cards à la Carte Stationery Kit

Country Living_jan 2010

Put a little style on the menu with Country Living™ Cards à la Carte by Stampin’Up!® Complete with stamps, ink, and Designer Series paper, with this kit you’ll create handcrafted cards, notes, invitations, and more in just minutes. Country Living Cards à la Carte is only available from January 5 through April 30, 2010—or while supplies last—so order yours today! Item #119113 $19.95

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I am getting ready to fly to Phoenix, AZ to Stampin UP's Leadership Conference. I am always excited about gonig and learning new ideas and playing with new products and come back to share with you. I will try to send some pics to my blog while I am gone if not I will when I return. Have a great week.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Do You Need an Occasions Mini 2010 or Sale-A-Bration Catalog?

Occasiolns Mini 2010 Clear mount stamps, new Stampin' Up! punches and punch design, sweet satin ribbon, awesome embellishments and designer series paper are just around the corner! Sale-A-Bration(Stampin'Up!'s HOTTEST Annual Promotion) and the Occasions Mini Catalog (think spring!) will both be revealed on January 5, 2010.

Sale-A-Bration: Jan. 5 - March 31. For every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you will receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set (including clear mount options), the amazing new Scallop Trim Punch, darling designer series paper or choose from a select set of catalog stamp sets.

Occasions Mini Catalog: Jan. 5 - April 30. You'll discover 43 pages loaded with new stamp sets (including clear mount options), new designer paper, epoxy brads, ribbon and so much more.

If you are one of my Stampin' Up! customers, I have already arranged for your Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini Catalogs to be mailed to you on or before Jan. 5. Please feel free to email me if you want to confirm that your copies have been sent. Also, Please email me if you do not receive yours.

NEED FREE COPIES OF THE OCCASIONS MINI OR SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS? I'm happy to send you both catalogs free. If you are not one of my customers (and don't expect one from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator), please email me your name and complete address. US only.

If you need a Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog or would like a Holiday Mini (before it expires 1/4/10), email me