Sunday, April 30, 2017

April- NC Demo Blog Hop

This months blog hop theme is Mother's Day.  Mother's Day can also be about celebrate other special women in our family like our sisters, aunts or special cousins. You could also create cards for special friends who are moms that you admire.

This is a card that you could send your mother or a friend.  I made this card using new products from the new catalog that goes live June 1st.  I just love the Lemon Lime Twist color.  I love simple clean cards.

Whisper White Card Stock
Night of Navy Card Stock
Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock
Night of Navy Ink
Layering Circle s Framelits
Old Olive Bakers Twine
(new) Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of the blog hop. 

April Blog Hoppers

  Tracie Evans Langley -

Sharon Maranich -

 Laurie Meier -
   Lisa Tedder -
  Frances Wagner –
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Friday, April 28, 2017

2017 IN COLOR CLUB ~ reserve your spot today!

Have you seen the beautiful new IN Colors?  

New In colors!
Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide!

Every month for five (5) months you will receive: 
  • One (1) pack of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card stock
  • One (1) Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • One (1) Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • One (1) roll of 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon
  • One (1) Stampin’ Write Marker
  •  Four (4) Bitty Bows
  • PLUS a hand stamped card featuring your in color of the month.

On the 5th month you will receive the Fresh Florals Designer Paper Stack FREE (a $22 value!!!)

Cost: $45 plus $6 priority shipping every month June-Oct if local $45 and you pick up.  Payment in advance by check or pay pal.  Contact me at

**Deadline to join the In-Color Club is Thursday, May 25th!
You will receive your order mid month.

These are the colors you will receive each month!
June – Berry Burst Collection
July – Lemon Lime Twist Collection
August – Powder Pink Collection
September – Tranquil Tide Collection
October – Fresh Fig Collection

Sign up today so you can collect them all.  


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Retired List & New Eastern Palace Suite

Don't forget the retired list (some have 50% off)  and check out the clearance rack they have added more items to that list. Check it out all the products HERE

Exciting news from Stampin' Up!
We’re releasing the Eastern Palace suite from the 2017-2018 annual catalog early for you! This brand-new suite will come in two exclusive bundles, Experience bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence—plus get three of the new 2017-2019 In Color ink pads! Order May 1-31.   

Plus if you have been thinking about joining my WagStampers team you can use this as part of your kit if you love it.  The kit is $99.00 for $125 in catalog  merchandise. I would love to have you on my team whether you want to get the discount every day or if you want to earn a extra money for vacation or to pay some bills off etc. Good time to give it a test drive being a demonstrator.   If you have any questions just send me an email or give me a call. 

Check out new samples from the Eastern Palace Suite

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Savannah - Team gifts

Each time I go to On Stage or in the past regular convention, I always give my team members (that took the time to go and learn more about their Stampin' UP! business) gifts. This year I framed the SU logo and their name and the year they started and it was fun to do. I started out buying frames from thrift stores and ended up with some $1 store frames. I ended up painting them all. The white frames are for those that are at the bronze or bronze elite title and the silver frames are from those that earned the title Silver or Silver Elite.  Here is the process!

Before Paint

After paint

Bronze and Bronze Elite

Silver and Silver Elite

While I am on gifts these are the pillow gifts I gave my room mates.  It is a premade small notebook I got some time ago at Target and held on to for a while and added the tag using the Decorative Label punch and ribbon and made the flower from the  Petite Petals punch and came up with this.  Both these punches are retiring and I am going to really miss them. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Savannah- Saturday

The day finally came for everyone to get together at the conference. We had such a good time. This was my team that came from Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania!  I am truly blessed to have all these creative women on my team.

Us cutting up!

We had to show the back of our shirts. "RIGHT"

Don't you love our shirts?  Michelle Deal  created them for our team and Elaine's team gifted us with them. Thanks so much Michelle and Elaine's team. 
 Front of shirt.

 Back of shirt. 

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 Joan and I are sitting at a separate table, we had 3 tables of our team. It is not a bad thing to happen right, to be with your stampin team and have fun and learn new ideas.  

This is my direct team members meaning they signed up under me directly.
From left to right- 
Karel Standish- Garner, NC
Joan Hartshorn- Lake Wales, FL
Jess Davis- Hanover, PA
Karen Patterson- Sebastian, FL


Two of our team members just earned Silver Elite and they got to walk across the stage and be recognized!  Congratulations Karel and Elaine!

Sorry Karel they were to fast to take down your name.

I was extremely excited to see my name under Gold.  I feel truly blessed  by my team and my customers  who made it all possible.

There probably many that got the recognition across the world but I was the only one in Savannah.  Photos aren't the best but it is what it is right?

Thanks for stopping by and viewing our team activities. Please let me know if you want to join us next time and be on my team.  


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Stampin' UP!- Gold-

I am excited to share with you that I earned the title of Gold in February.  How exciting and I could not have done it without my wonderful team and of course my loyal customers. Thank you all so very much.  This is my certificate that I got in the mail.


I also got this beautiful necklace.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Savannah - Centre Stage

Centre Stage- if you hold the title of Silver Elite and above as a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator you are eligible to go to a nice dinner and get extra stamp sets as well as other goodies as well as extra training.  I was excited to get a door prize from the evening  speaker.

  Below is Karel Standish and Elaine Pelletier from my team (who earned Silver Elite) and went with me this year.  This is the first time I have had team members go with me and it was exciting to share this time with them.

Dinner and training.

This is a few of the things we got Friday night and Saturday. 

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 Pretty cool stuff.  I love aprons and this is a great addition to my collection.  I am loving the new catalog.  Can't wait to start making samples to show you.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Savannah- Day 2 - Sightseeing/shopping

Today we did some sightseeing in Savannah. There is so much to see.  We found the Marche de Macarons shop and yummo...  Karen and I hopped out of the car while the others circled the block, parking was hard to come by. 

The macaroons were soooooooooooo delicate and yummy. Thank you Allison Barber for telling me about the shop. 

We are downtown on the River Front checking out the shops and had a blast. 
Below is Carmen and Karen in the back seat. Cindy is our chauffeur this time, they take turns. 

Shopping in a gift shops- here the girls are picking out charms. 
Cindy, Michelle, Carmen, clerk, Elaine, Karen

Michelle and I decided to rest a bit while the others shopped.

 Right after this shop I took a tumble on the cobblestones and scrapped my arm pretty bad. When I caught up with the others at Sammy's for lunch and told them what happened, these sweet friends (Michelle and Elaine)  got up immediately and found a store to get me first aid supplies and patched me up.   Of course the first thing I did was look around to see if anyone saw me fall!  :(  Isn't that what we do?

After lunch we went outside to look around on the waterfront.

I don't know why we bothered to comb our hair.  So windy.  Nice view though. 
Karen, Elaine, Carmen

 Some of the team  were in different areas, Karel and her friend went sightseeing on the trolley and Jess and Margaret went sightseeing in another direction too.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Savannah On Stage - Day 1 part 2

Our team ate dinner at The Pirates House in Savannah on Thursday night!  It was a great time with all my team members except for Pinky who arrives on Friday night. Below I had made these cute name tags since some of us had never meet each other then I forgot them in my bag in our room.  Oh dear.......... 

Carmen, Michelle, Cindy

Karel, Jess, Margaret

Cindy and Karen


Joan on the right and me

 This was a great start to our weekend.  We have the best team.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more photos.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Retired List- Get them while they last

Hello my stamping friends,
Stampin’ Up! is going to retire products from both the 2016 – 2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogues.
You don’t want to miss out as select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off.
Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items – May 31st.
Please also note – many items are While Supplies last – I will try hard to keep you up to date on out of stock items.
Sale Starts today:  April 10 – May 31 2017 – 1:00 PM (MT)
  • No minimum purchase required
  • Retiring Items may be added to all order types, demo, workshop, customer and online
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
  • Stampin' Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After that, they will also be While Supplies last.
  • Depending on inventory levels, we may add additional discounts to select products in May – these discounts will not be announced.  If you purchase a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, there will not be a refund of the difference.

Check it out here  if that does not work cut and paste this in your browser
and when you are ready to order go to and use hostess code VHWKRRXG  to get a thank you gift from me. 


Thanks for stopping by!

Frances Wagner