Monday, October 31, 2016

November Calendar

NOTE: Project Life projects = 1pm at my house
            Holiday Card Class = 10am Rockridge Clubhouse
            Stamp Camp = 1pm Rockridge Clubhouse

Contact me to sign up today.
772-642-4664 or email

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Giving Thanks - NC October Blog Hop

Giving Thanks & Stampin' Bingo

Each month I try to participate in the NC Stampin' UP! Demo Blog hop.  Sometimes I get it right, sometimes I don't make the deadline.  So for October I do have something I want to share with you especially since the theme this month is Giving Thanks.  (Being Grateful for what we have) I am thankful for this little Stampin' UP! business that has brought so much joy to me as well as great  friends over the 17 years I have been a demonstrator.

I am working on class projects for upcoming events. I will offer cute packaging for bags, tags, boxes and framed projects, gifts etc.  I will post again later when I finish everything so you can check out all the fun things you can make.  Check back again for more project ideas and to register for my class coming soon.

Sometimes we think about cute packaging for Christmas but I think a small hostess gift for taking to Thanksgiving dinner would be fun.  I always like the packaging to be fabulous.  I got the basis idea from Erica Cerwin she was using leaves on a smaller package.  I just changed it up a bit with the patterned paper and the used on a gift bag etc. Check back later to see what else I have come up with.

Stampin' Bingo-
Do you like to play bingo?  Who doesn't right.  I used to play it as a child and still do.   Join me on Facebook each Tuesday night at 8pm Eastern Standard Time to play occasionally or every week. Contact me and I will add you to the group.  Each Tuesday night at 8pm you will post to the group 5 numbers from 1-50.  I start calling numbers at 8:10 and the first person to get all of their 5 numbers called, post bingo.  Each week I make something for the prize cards, tags etc.   I will send the winner the prize during that week.  Last week I made tags using various stamp sets and the October Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  Contact me to be added.  I also send out the specials and upcoming events.  Congratulations Donna Devers, our winner last week. This Stampin Bingo is for USA participants only.

See you on Tuesday at 8pm - Contact me

Don't forget to check out the rest of the blog hop.

Jo Anne Hewins -

Michelle Irinyl -

Melissa Kerman -

Tracie Evans Langley -

Laurie Meier - 

Lisa Tedder -

Frances Wagner - you are here

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Use what you bought class!!!

In the past I have heard my friends say I just don't use what I have already bought from you. So I started thinking how can I help them use those stamps. I started scheduling a use what you bought class. This is typically a small class so I can get around to everyone and help them with what they are interested in. I always get them to tell me in advance what set they want to use and I do some research and show them new ideas.

Thursday we met and had so much fun. Below is Penny, Joann and Tina are working on cards.

Below is Debbie and Kellie working on some project life ideas.

We will be meeting on a regular basis to play together. If you live in the area and want to play contact me.

Friday, October 28, 2016

November Special - Stitched Framelits and 25% off stamps

Look at the November special from Stampin’ UP! starting November 1st, I can’t wait. Stitched framelits in squares, circles and ovals (12 pieces in all.) They are one of the latest trends. We got this sweet sneak peek this week plus you can order certain stamp sets that will be discounted at 25% off in November.

List of discounted stamp sets through November.

As a demonstrator I can purchase them at a discount, get hostess rewards if my personal order is over $150 and additional commissions.

This could be you too! Join my team November 1st and you can add the new framelits to your starter kit as well as the discounted stamp sets.

Contact me today for more details on joining my team and getting in on the fun!

I will be ordering on Tuesday November 1st so get your order in to me before Tuesday November 1st for your very own Stitched Framlits and stamps! Or you can use hostess code # YMUD9M4U and order on line yourself on November 1st.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Birthday/Thank You Card Stamp Camp- Nov 20th

Earlier this month at our Christmas Stamp Camp we took a poll to see what type of projects you wanted to make at future stamp camps. You overwhelmingly said Birthday Cards and Masculine Birthday Cards and Thank You Cards! We listened so our next Stamp Camp is a Birthday/Thank You Theme. So make sure you register today to reserve your spot and mail us your check to confirm. Hint you may see birthday cake to go along with our theme!

Thanks for stopping by!  Register by email or calling 772-643-4664.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Designer Series Paper Sale Ending Oct 31st !!!

These are a couple of my projects using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper..  

I guess you can tell that the Candy Cane Christmas is my favorite.  :)

Don't forget the last day to order this special buy 3 get one FREE is the last day of October, Monday 10/31/16 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October Paper Pumpkin

Oh my I got my Paper Pumpkin kit Saturday and haven't gotten a chance to make it yet but I did want to show you the video so you can see first hand what comes in it.

Check out the video -   Oct Paper Pumpkin

If you are interested in receiving paper pumpkin (a box of paper crafting fun) each month in your mailbox let me know.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Stamp Club To Go! Sign Up Today

My local stamp club have so much fun at Stamp Club I thought I would offer the opportunity to others in the US!

What you get:

● Catalogs
● Three complete projects mailed to you (most of the time it will be 3 cards but sometimes it will be cards and a 3-d project or a Project Life scrapbook project depending on interest.
●Hostess Benefits one month
●Private Facebook page When you sign up I will invite you to the page.

What is required of you:
● A minimum $35 order (before shipping and tax) placed via my SU website

 Session one runs from November - April
 using a specific hostess code by the 15th of the month
● A 6 month commitment (Product orders due on or before the 15th of the month each month, hostess will receive totals on the 16th of the month, Club Order is submitted to Stampin’ Up! on the 18th of the month)
● shipping cost on your free hostess benefits

●Where do I enter the Hostess Code? 

●What if I forget to add Hostess Code?
If you forget contact me immediately so I can try to get it fixed.

●Can my friends order?
Yes, especially when it is your turn to be hostess month. The more orders you get the more Hostess Benefits you earn!

●What if I don’t order one month?
Because this is a club, when you don’t order someone is missing out on hostess benefits! You must commit to 6 months of purchases to join. 

This is a great way to stamp on a budget to get a little each month plus get samples

Contact me today to participate and you can order as soon as you get the hostess code for Stamp Club to go.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Project Life Class - Tues 10/18

Several of you have asked for help with  scrapbooking and especially the Stampin'UP! Project Life products. I love using Project Life, it is quick and easy my style for sure.

It's hard to photograph  the pocket pages because of the glare from the plastic. I think this shows the project better.  This is my sweet grandson Jacob and I baking Christmas cookies when he was little so you can see I am far behind since he is 16 years old.  HA! I need to have the class more than anyone else. :)

Sign up today for the class on Tues 10-18 from 1pm-3pm at my place.  Bring your scissors, paper cutter if you have one and your favorite adhesive and of course those photos.

Email or call me to register.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Vacation Fun- Class of '66 Reunion and Fall Card Class.

Last month we went to my 50th high school class reunion in Newport News,  VA. Yikes where did those years go?

First stop of our trip was Santee, SC and this was a fun bar-b-que place we went to.  

Next stop was Asheville, NC  to visit our son Eric and his wife Chrissy. They have been going to Escape  Rooms and telling us what a  good time they have been having so of course we had to go too.  We had 13 minutes to spare. Cool place you have to solve puzzles and get the right combinations etc to get out within one hour. Did you notice the shirt Eric is wearing?  My friend Karen made that for him. I gave her the words but didn't have the correct vinyl to use on fabric. He liked it. :) Thank you Karen.

This was another fun spot The Sierra Nevada Brewery.  I love being with the kids. 

Moving on we went to visit my Mom in Tyner, NC and this is the view of the Chowan River down the road from her house.,

Mom and I went for a golf  cart  ride and found some wild grapes. Does that look like two peas in a pod or what.  Love that woman. 


I was asked to take a door prize to my class reunion. So I made some cards and my friend and team mate Karen helped me make the cup and the cutting board.  I used our school colors and I think it  was a cute prize. 

When I lived in Raleigh, NC I reconnected with 3 other Newport News High School grads and we would go to dinner once a month and other activities so I had to give them a little gift. I didn't think of this till I was on the road and I was at my mama's house (I asked her if she had any wrapping paper that wasn't birthday or Christmas and she said no.  We found lunch bags and ribbon but she didn't have a hole punch to put the ribbon through but she came up with the idea of using an ice pick. Now every country woman has an ice pick right.   She amazes me.  (the RGNO stands for Raleigh Girls Night Out)

Here are my RGNO friends from left to right Donna Devers, Jacque Fisher, Mona Harrison and me.

Below is a picture of my sweet husband Rich on our Friday night event at the reunion. I sort of feel sorry for the spouses that didn't go to school with everyone else. Rich was a good sport to be there with me.

Last week I had this class scheduled and since Hurricane Mathew decided  to visit us I had to cancel and reschedule for this Thursday.  Let me know if you can come. 

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my life with you.

Monday, October 3, 2016

2 More Days! World Card Making Special

One of my team members Karen Patterson and I had our stamp camp on Saturday Oct 1st to celebrate World Card Making Day and we had a great time. Here are some photos from our Holiday Stamp Camp.

This is Karen on the right and me on the left having a great time sharing with everyone. 

 Of course we had a little food.  Salads and dessert. 

Group photo.
Carolyn and Amy busy at work.

Penny having fun with our Halloween card.
Tina is a fairly new stamper and is friends with some of my other customers and Mike is new to Stampin' UP! products and recently found me on my Stampin' UP! website.  They are both new to me and it was a fun time getting to know them.

Sylvia and Judy creating and having a great time. 

 Karen helping Penny with the calendar.

Thanks card.

Calendars (don't you love this set and that adorable Designer paper that you can get for free this month if you order 3 packs of the other designer paper on sale.  We got this idea for the calendars from Angie Juda

Joyful Card.

These are a few of the 10 projects some were cased (yes I am addicted to Pinterest) and some were original projects.  This cute project was cased from Handmade by Nadine. 

Everyone had such a good time they asked when was our next event and we are working on one for November so stay tuned. 

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.