Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stampin Bunco Girls Night Out

What a fun girls night out. Bunco has been around for a very long time and a couple of years ago I found someone that incorporated it with stamping.  Viola........Stampin Bunco. Typically you need 12 people to play because you have 3 tables of 4 but we made it work with our 11.  We play with a ghost (how appropriate with Halloween around the corner).  When everyone arrived at 7p.m. we made the card below!  How simple but so cute.   Thanks for stopping by!  Contact me if you would like to have your friends over and we can make this card together.

Hand Penned Holidays (mini catty)
124310 (w) $21.95
124312 (c)  $16.95

French Foliage
120845 (w) $19.95
121166 (c)  $14.95

Simply Scored Scoring Tool
122334  $29.95

More Mustard Card Stock 100946 $6.95
Whisper White Card Stock 100730 $8.50

More Mustard Classic Ink
Basic Black Classic Ink
Early Espresso Classic Ink

Black Scallop Dots Ribbon 124145 $7.95
Square punch 1 3/8 10.95
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter 102023 $4.50
2 Way Glue Pen 100425 $3.50

Close up below!

You can see the ridges I added with the new Simply Scoring Tool. It really adds to the card.  I added the glitter because it reminded me of early morning frost on leaves. 


Sunday, October 23, 2011

My First Blog Hop

I choose Snow Much Fun for my stamp set, I love both the snowmen they are so happy! 
Z-Fold Card

Stamps: Snow Much Fun & Punch Pals & Tiny Tags
Card stock: Wild Wasabbi Card stock and dsp paper; Whisper White Cardstock
1- 3/4 and 1- 3/8 Circle Punches
2- 3/8 Scallop Punch
Jewelry  Tag Punch
Ink: Wild Wasabi  & Cherry Cobbler
Baker's Twine- Cherry Cobbler

Cookie Box
Kraft Gift Box
Tempting Turquoise DSP
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White 
Scallop Dots Ribbon: Old Olive

Please join our NCSU Demo Holiday Blog Hop.  Click below to view the other entries.  There will be Blog Candy you can make a comment on my site and I will put your name in a drawing.  Thanks for looking and head on over to the next blogs

1 Ariel
2 Danielle
3 Frances
4 Jessica
5 Karen
6 Kathy
7 Laura
8 Lisa
9 Regina
10 Sharon
11 Sue
12 Tiffany
13 Tammy

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I am no Betty Crocker, Martha Stewart or Paula Deen

However, I do love the new Sweet Pressed cookie stamps from Stampin UP!  Yes I used a mix but I was in a hurry. I made some tonight for my Christmas Card Club and they loved them and they loved the way they looked and they ordered them. 

I made peanut butter cookies and I used the cookie press 2 ways and they both worked, the batch that I pressed before cooking were puffier and the batch that used the cookie press after baking were flatter.  Thanks for looking and you can order this from my website 24-7  here the item number #125152 cost $16.95.  

You get a wooden handle with 3 interchangeable stamp images, a jack-o-lantern, snowflake and a heart, plus you get two recipes with it.  I tried the sugar cookies earlier this week and they were yummy. 

Just so you know the white part is powered sugar near the mouth area. Told you I wasn't a fabulous cook! 

Nancy, one of my club members like the idea that it wasn't a cookie cutter so she could use it with her 20 month old granddaughter.  Now there are some memories!

Happy stamping and baking!  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Booking now for November Parties/workshops!

I can't believe that October is halfway gone. wow...where does time go. 

I have several events for the remaining October and some November. I do have 3 parties/workshop dates available still. Remember Thanksgiving is November 24th and we have to work around that. You still have time to invite your friends over to make cards and to get great holiday entertaining and decorating ideas. Contact me today to get on my calendar. 

*** Just a funny note here. When I first became a Stampin Up Demonstrator in Aug, 1999 we called our events workshops because it was a great time to gather your friends and have your very own class and purchase those fun products to make them again on your own. However trends and verbage change and I find myself using both workshops and parties. (who doesn't want to go to a party?!?) They mean the same thing, a great girls time out. So let me help you find your creative side and contact me today to book your party!!! 

Ask me about a party in a bag. Beth just had one this week and they had a great time stamping and creating their Christmas cards. 

Check back on Monday for the blog hop I am part of.  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Blog Hop

Next Sunday, October 23rd will be the first ever North Carolina Demonstrators Blog Hop. Be sure to come back and check it out. We will be using stamp sets and products that are new to this years Idea Book and Catalog as well as from the current Holiday Mini.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

I recently got the Stampin UP Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps and can't wait to try them out. I think I may try them for our annual family Christmas cookie swap this year. I know my grandson Jacob would love to give them a try. Take a look at the video below for all the fun you can have and share. Contact me if you have any questions.
125152 $16.95
This would be a great gift to give along with the ingredients to make your favorite cookies in a cute stamped container!
Happy baking and stampin!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Christmas Keepsake Box Kit offer

While supplies last, you can order your own Christmas Keepsake box kit for only $19.95!! Order yours HERE

Item # - 129024
Name - Christmas Keepsake Box
Price - $19.95
Special Offer Details:

Orders can be placed online or call or email me with your order. There is no minimum purchase required, but you may order as many items as you wish with this special offer. The Christmas Keepsake Box includes written instructions and supplies to make your box.

Christmas Keepsake Box kit contents INCLUDE:

* Keepsake box
* Scallop borders (cut using Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die. Includes First Edition Designer Series Paper (3) and Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6)
* First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
* Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece
* Real Red Top Note (cut using Top Note Bigz Die)
* Real Red Decorative Label (cut using Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
* Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
* Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
* Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric (cut to length)
* Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (cut to length)
* Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (cut to length)
* Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim (cut to length)
* Linen Thread (cut to length)
* Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin’ Glitter
* Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
* Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
* Holly Berry Boquet Designer Buttons (1 Large Wild Wasabi and 1 Small Real Red)
* Mini Vintage Tag

The following supplies are not included:
Pines & Poinsettias stamp set (order your set here)
Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker
Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker
3/16" Corner Punch
Paper Cutter
Paper Snips
Glue gun
Thanks for stopping by, contact me with any questions you may have 919-334-8800. Shop on my online store for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Do you love the NC State Fair? Do you love to stamp?

Then I have a deal for you! The first local (Raleigh NC) person that sends me a comment with the date that you want to book your Stampin UP party will get 2 free tickets to the NC State Fair. Can you smell the cotton candy now. I hear the rides going too. I heard they have fried HOHO's this year. They come up with the craziest stuff but don't tell anyone but I do love the fried snickers. :)

So step right up and be the first one to book a party in Oct or Nov and you can go to the fair. It starts tomorrow!

Don't forget to stop by the Hobby and Handicrafts building and look at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbooking competition.
Thanks for stopping by!

Free Big Shot ~ New Clearance Rack Items ~ Journal

Oct 2011 specials!!! FREE BIG SHOT (OR $100 in free Merchandise!!) for new demonstrators who sign up in OCTOBER! For more details check my website or email me today. Check out the new clearance rack items HERE! 60% off regular price. Available online only. Check out my website! I have been working on journals lately and I have an upcoming "RECIPE BOOK CLUB". I will finish my sample soon and show you what a great cookbook it can be for a Christmas gift, what is a better gift than something from the heart made with you own hands. Check back later to see the ideas I came up with. Thanks for stopping by. Frances Wagner

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Going to a wedding!

My nephew is getting married this weekend and I needed a wedding card so I searched the web for ideas and I found this cute card and cased it from Lori Schuch. I used different embossing folders where as she used designer paper but I like the way it turned out and I hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


First of all can you believe it a FREE BIG SHOT! for signing up to be a Stampin UP Demonstrator!!!! HERE You heard it right. You know how much I use my big shot if you come to my classes and workshops and stamp camps (I can't do without it) so if it is on your list you will want to take advantage of this opportunity. You will have all the benefits of a demonstrator whether you want to have a fun business or you want to help pay for your hobby or passion and get your own stamps and products at a discount every day. The kit is $175

Promotion Details:
The Big Shot is a big deal! And during October, get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products) when you purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit and become a member of my Wagstampers Team!
It's the perfect time for a hobby stamper who loves our products to test drive this opportunity through March 31, 2012. There's NO obligation to purchase or sell anything further.
FREE Big Shot Starter Kit Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps (NO INK REQUIRED) Sales period: October 1, 2011 - January 3, 2012 Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps are a brand-new product that will appeal to crafters and non-crafters, alike--not to mention kids! The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake. Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly. Item #125152 Includes solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images, two recipes, and tips for use $16.95
Check out these coordinating products:

Page -Description - Price

19 -Simple Snowflake Single Stamp - $8.95
20 -Homemade Single Stamp - $9.95
162 -Creatively Yours Set - $18.95
194 -Baker's Twine - $2.95
224 -Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die Set -$21.95
15* -Kraft Gift Box (4) - $2.95
(Holiday Mini Catalog)
Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Dates: October 1-31, 2011
Promotion Details: Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.
This is a great special for a beginning crafters or those who desire a creative outlet but feel they don't have time or talent. So easy to use.
Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:
Page - Item - Description - Price
192 - 122375 -Simply Sent Great Day - $12.95
193 - 122377 - Simply Sent Everyday Elegance- $11.95
193 - 122376 - Simply Sent Sweet Moments - $13.95

And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:
Page - Item - Description - Price
192 - 123682 - It's Your Day - $8.95
192 - 124685 - Es tu día (Spanish It's Your day)- $8.95
192 - 124800 - C'est ta fête (French It's Your Day) -8.95
193 - 123686 - Everyday Wishes - $9.95
193 - 123684 - You're Cherished - $8.95
193 - 124865 - Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished)- $8.95
HURRY! THE STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK has been restocked with beautiful, discontinued holiday ribbon, designer series paper, punches, embellishments and much more--at big discounts. Clearance merchandise may only be purchased through an on-line order and is only available while inventory lasts.
Here are 3 of my favorite punches that have retired and on the clearance rack. The bat punch is so fun to use this time of the year.
Stampin’ Up! invites YOU to participate in our digital design contest using Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio digital artwork! Let the Contest Begin! September 1, 2011 and runs through October 15, 2011.
Click on left side bar for MDS Contest for more details, Good luck!
■It’s open to all demonstrators and customers who have access to My Digital Studio in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec). Demonstrators and customers will be judged separately; ten finalists—five customers and five demonstrators—will be chosen by Stampin’ Up! judges, and the public will choose six winners--three customers and three demonstrators--via online voting.
■Submit your entry to To enter the contest you will need to design one digital card and one single-page layout using ONLY My Digital Studio product. Submit all samples along with your full name, address, daytime phone number, and demonstrator ID number (if applicable). Include a photo release form (if applicable).
■Finalists will receive $100 US/$125 CAN in FREE My Digital Studio digital downloads from Stampin’ Up! and winners will receive $400 US/$500 CAN in free downloads! Winnings will not be combined. For example, if you are a winner you will not get the finalists’ prize plus the winners’ prize. Winners and finalists will also receive a digital pin for their DBWS site (for demonstrators), personal blog, or Facebook page.
Thanks for stopping by, contact me with any questions.