Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin is on SALE!

 Check out My Paper Pumpkin 

Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion. 
  • When it asks you to select a demonstrator, please select Frances Wagner, Vero Beach, Fl (the link may do it automatically, if you get the option....please select me).
You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).

NOTE: I have had several customers that have ordered My Paper Pumpkin and Deanna highly recommends it, she says "it is the best thing she has ever done"  She likes that it comes to her each month and has instructions and everything you need to create cute cards and other "stuff" (you will need your own adhesive)

So why don't you and a few of your friends get together and all order My Paper Pumpkin and meet and work on the projects together.  Have your own little stamp club and see how it works. What a fun girls morning out.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by.

Frances Wagner


Last chance for July Special Buy 3 get 1 FREE Designer paper

Don't miss this great special!  Last chance (TODAY 7/31/13) to order from my website


The Fine Print:
  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you're paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you're paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.
  • Order deadlines:
    • Online: Wednesday, July 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Free Convention Stamp Sets

When we go to convention we get free stamp sets and today I have been playing with a couple of them.  Tag It (the Ronald McDonald House set of the year), and Gorgeous Grunge

I used the the Gorgeous Grunge for the dirt on this card.  I used the spade and the I Dig You stamp and I used Bright Blossoms for the flowers.  Here is a little tip I was out of Linen Thread so I unraveled some of the new Burlap Ribbon in the holiday catalog to make it work. :)

Bright Blossoms - Clear-Mount Stamp 
Price: $12.95  

Tag It
Price: $16.95


FYI just in case you don't know, when you purchase one of the Ronald McDonald house sets $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald house.  Just another way that Stampin' UP! helps the community.

Gorgeous Grunge   
Price: $17.95 


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to try some new stamps in different ways too.


Prize Patrol at convention

IThis year at convention they gave us our cool convention bag after we were in general session (don't you love it)?

In the bag we get all kinds of goodies. Stamp sets, make and take kits, wrist bands of different colors and all sorts of things.  During the general sessions they call out a wrist band color and show us a prize that goes with it. Here are the prizes my group got. 

I got the new bow die from the Holiday catalog. You are going to love it.  So easy to use I will be making some samples soon to show you. 

Debbie got a stamp set and matching punch. 

Karel got a Halloween set with new glitter and Halloween  DSP paper!

You can see how happy we were!  

Thanks for stopping by!  


Friday, July 26, 2013

Creating a Catalog Cover!

Do you ever wonder about how the cover of our Stampin' UP! catalog comes to being?  Well here are a few pics of behind the scenes of the photo shoot in the making.  I thought you would enjoy it.

Below the end product.  This is not a hired model but Tiffany B. one of Stampin' UP! product designers.

This photo is of Tiffany and the photographer.

Looks like fun to me.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My First Vero Beach Stampin' UP! Party

I had my first Stampin' UP! party Tuesday with June Sullivan and her friends and now mine too.  That is the best part about being a Stampin' UP! demonstrator, I meet new friends all the time.  :)

Karman and June  catalog browsing and finishing up the card

Carolyn holding a card she liked from my convention swaps. 

Marty and Tina (mother and daughter and previous SU demos) filling out their order

Xio and Kim (new friends from the crops that I have recently been too) Looking over the new catalog with smiles on their faces!

Cathy, Carolyn and Karman sampling the yummy lunch June prepared for us.

I am showing them some new products from the new catalog and samples.

Below is one of the make and takes or in my case take and make we got from convention. The only difference is that I used a scallop punch since I could not find my circle punch.  One day I will find all my stuff from the move. 
I think my new favorite (you know it changes from day to day however)  but for now it is Gorgeous Grunge.  If you knew me or attended my classes a few years ago I know you bought itty bitty background stamp set because that was my go to favorite and this will be the same I love the splashes of color you can add to any card and make it pop.  I also used the Hello Lovely set.  I thought this was a cute card for our make and take.  I loved using the washi tape on the envelope as well as the card. 

Gorgeous Grunge (page 109) Clear 130517   Wood 130514

Hello Lovely (page 22) Clear 130243   Wood 130240

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great rest of the week.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Stampin' UP! Convention 2013 -Riverton Home Office

Day one started off with a tour of the Riverton Stampin' UP! Home office!  What fun to see behind the scenes.  What a beautiful campus.

This is my team members from left to right Debbie Green, Karel Standish and me.  We are waiting for the bus to take us to Riverton for the tour. 

 Below is Karel standing in the Atrium in front of the water fall. It is so beautiful. If I liked cold weather I would love to work there but........... I am a warm weather girl.

Debbie in the same spot!

Same spot for me!

This is a cute banner across the second floor.

Below is the warehouse where they pick your products before they go to UPS and Mr. Brown deliveries them to you.

One of my favorite parts of the tour is the Legacy room where they have vignettes to showcase our products in home decor'.  Here are a few ideas for you to try. 

I have an old lampshade that I want to punch some flowers and glue dot them to the shade to freshen it up. I will post that when I get around to making it.  :)

Ok this should give you a little glimpse of the possibilities you can make (not just cards).


Stampin UP Convention continued

First day we were in Salt Lake City the convention had not actually started but we had things planned. 

After taking tours of the city and shopping some of the North Carolina Demos ( a Yahoo group) met for dinner at the Olive Garden for fellowship and of course a card swap and we shared ideas also. Some of us have been friends for over 10 years and we meet several times a year to stamp together and to share ideas with one another.

This is my swap card for the NCDEMO group.  I love using washi tape 
and this was a fun easy card to make.

After dinner I was scheduled for yet another swap a WOW swap from Stampers Xpress sponsored by Kelly Gettlefinger.  There was 2 groups of 20 to swap and it was fun to get new wow ideas.

Below is Kelly our swap hostess.  This was my first time to meet Kelly in person and it was so cool because when you see her post each week and we exchange emails you finally get to meet. Everyone was so nice.
This is my card for the wow card swap and you can see the pieces as I was working on it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Stampin Up! Convention 2013

I arrived here yesterday after a crazy plane ride. After being diverted on my first leg of the trip from West Palm Beach to Detroit by way of Orlando. On the jet way to the terminal we were met by 2 green firetrucks. Ummm scary thought, they decided we could get off the plane and on my way out the door I heard the pilot say there was smoke in the cockpit! We had to reschedule our flight.  Good thing for me I got a direct flight to Salt Lake City.  I even got in 45 min earlier. 

NOTE: This is the first time I am trying blogging from my phone, so bear with me.  I thought I would share some photos with you.

This is Beth, Brook and me at Outback at the Orlando airport.  We were seat mates from West Palm Beach. 

Having breakfast with Carol and Carol they are demos from Maryland. We met at Leadership conference in Nashville in a snow storm a couple of years ago!

Carol and Carol  and me waiting for the Trax to take us to Walmart to get supplies.

One of the banners around the convention center. My favorite color of course. 

Ariel view of Temple Square. 

The gardens in Temple Square.   Stay tuned!  Blessings, Frances