Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving 2020  ……..It’s a different kind of Thanksgiving Day at our home, and I’m sure it’s different for many of you as well!   Our gathering will be much smaller this year.   We are missing many loved ones who normally join us for a wonderful day full of fun, love and laughter.  I give thanks for them and the love we share- whether near or far.

It is a different Thanksgiving Day this year but there is still much to be grateful for- today, I give thanks for the abundant blessings in my life- Faith, Family, Good Health and Love.  My cup overflows.

May your day be filled with gratitude, good food and love!

Easy Shaker Cards – Traditional and With Stampin’ Up! Clear Envelopes

Easy Shaker Cards – Traditional and With Stampin’ Up! Clear Envelopes

On my Facebook Live on Monday, I shared two different way to make a Shaker Card.  Shaker Cards are so much fun to make and I find them somewhat addicting!
 
The first card I made was a Shaker Card that was more traditional – using a Window Sheet and Foam Adhesive Strips to hold all the shakers in place.
 
The second Shaker Card used a Clear Envelope to hold the shakers.
I used the Curvy Christmas stamp set for both cards.  You can read about the stamp set and special offering in this post – here
 
Both cards are fairly easy – and so much fun to create – once you learn how!  Here’s a recording of my  Facebook Live;  please take a look!

This card uses the Clear Envelope –  I wanted to create a winter landscape – so left this mainly white.  I added both Whale of a Time Sequins and Snowflake Sequins as my “shakers.”

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My Million Dollar Sales Blog Candy Winners!

My Million Dollar Sales Blog Candy Winners!

My heart is so full!  What a week this has been – thank you so much to ALL of you for reaching out to me with your warm wishes and congratulations!   
I am excited to announce that Jackie has won the large adhesive kit!   Perfect since in her comment she said the Honey Bee Bundle was her all time favorite!  She’ll enjoy using this kit in her crafting! 
And the winner of the small adhesive kit is Lucy W.  Lucy’s sister in law Mary Ann introduced us – and this is fitting because Mary Ann was also at Peggy’s house the night of the Stampin’ Up! party that lead to me becoming a demonstrator!   
Heartfelt thanks to all and to Lucy W. and Jackie – I’ll get your blog candy in the mail tomorrow!  

 

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4 FREE Curvy Celebrations Video Tutorials with Purchase!

4 FREE Curvy Celebrations Video Tutorials with Purchase!

I am so excited about our new Curvy Celebrations Bundle released yesterday!   This bundle includes two stamp sets, a set of awesome dies and a package of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

The Curvy Christmas and the DSP are offered “while supplies last” – and I think they will go fast!  
The Quite Curvy Stamp Set and Dies are an early release of our upcoming January-June Mini Catalog.  
Get them all for a 10% discount – with an added special offer from me! 
 
Place an order in my online store of $70.50 in products, using host code

EFJQSS2P

and I will thank you with a free package of Wonderful Gems and a free PDF tutorial with videos of four cards I created with this bundle.   
I’ll also add an additional PDF for the Gift Card Holder I created in my Facebook Live on Monday.   

Here’s the Gift Card Holder –  isn’t it cute?  I love to give gift cards – and with a little stampin’ magic, you can present them in a super cute way- making them seem more personal and special!

I’d love to serve as your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  To thank my loyal customers, I have a FREE BEE program! It’s a way for you to get $40 in product FREE just for shopping with me! 

 

 
 You can read all about my Free-Bee Frequent Buyer Program here

 

Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.

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My Cup Overflows and Blog Candy!

My Cup Overflows and Blog Candy!

I reached a very big milestone on Friday – One Million Dollars in Career Sales!  Crazy to think about that – when really I became a demonstrator just because I wanted to stamp and send cards! 

About 20 years ago, I was invited to my friend Peggy’s house for a Stampin’ Up! workshop –  I had never heard of Stampin’ Up! but thought it sounded fun!  
 
At the workshop, I met an adorable lady named Nellie the Nest Lady – she was in a stamp set – and I fell in love with her and all things Stampin’ Up!   Nellie was my first purchase as a customer – ha! Little did I know that Nellie was the start of something that would change my life and become a wonderful blessing!!   I came home from Peggy’s knowing that this was something I wanted to do! 
Anyone else remember the adorable Nellie?  
Fast forward 20 years and here I am! 
This achievement isn’t about me at all – it’s about some very special people that helped me reach this goal! 
First my husband, Rich –  kindest man I know!  He has supported my Stampin’ Up! endeavors since Day One!  He’s always encouraging, is a technical geek, and has been a great help with my lack of  technical skills!  Smartest thing I ever did was marry him!  Thank you, Rich! XXOO

My girls! Rachel, Sarah, Anna and Faith – my heart!  They truly are THE BEST thing that has ever happened to me and I couldn’t be more proud of them!   I lovingly refer to us as “team dimples!” 

 
Many of my customers have watched them grow up!   My youngest daughter Faith was two when I became a demonstrator – she’s now a senior in college!  They have all pitched in over the years – stamping, cutting paper, packaging kits and more! Thank you, girls! XXOO
My “BEE” Team as I fondly refer to them!  Rene’ and Sandra – my dear friends!   They do all the behind the scenes work in my business – and as I always say – “make me look good!”   They were a huge part of this achievement!   I get some crazy ideas and they help make them a reality! 
 
Beyond grateful for these two! We laugh a lot and are a pretty special team! Blessings in my life!
Rene’
The kindest, sweetest person I know.  Also the most talented – she is over the top creative! She has more talent in her little finger than most of us have in our entire bodies!   Love you, dear Rene’! 
Next – Sandra – or as I lovingly refer to her as “Saint” Sandra.  Also one of the kindest, most giving people I know.  Always thinking about others, helping others, doing for others.   She is also the “Queen of Organization” and keeps my studio in tip top shape – and that is not easy!  Love you, Sandra!

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my dear friend, and assistant, Lucy!

 
   
I love this young woman so much!  Before the pandemic hit, she and I were doing weekly Facebook Lives – we had fun making some pretty cute projects –  she loves bling and her project always had a bit of extra sparkle!   She especially loves our rhinestones – and as she says, “after all, diamonds are a girls’ best friend!”    Couldn’t agree more, Miss Lucy!   Can’t wait til this pandemic is over and we can get back to our Facebook Lives!   Love you! 
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my dear friends, Kim Cook, Janice Weightman and Ronda Wade.  
 
Janice has been my mentor – and I’m grateful for her and all I have learned from her.  
 
Kim and I met years ago at Founder’s Circle – we’ve become really good friends and I look forward to our weekly- sometimes daily chats!  
 
Ronda Wade has also taught me countless things throughout my demonstratorship!  Thank you so much! 
And then there is Charlie!   My dear boy!  
He is the greeter at every class I hold in my studio – he takes his job very seriously!  And of course, he thinks everyone is coming here to see him – and they assure me that is true! 
 
If you have watched any of my videos, or Facebook Lives, you have probably heard Charlie – he is either barking – on alert for the mail carrier or the UPS truck,  or is snoring away! He has also been known to sneak things out of people’s purses when they are here – he’s a pickpocket!   Gotta love this cute boy! 
Next I need to thank my amazing customers and team!   Some of you have been part of my customer base since I began!   You are more than customers to me – you have become my dearest friends!  Thank you for ordering through me, hosting, purchasing classes, etc –  I would have never reached this milestone without each and every one of you! 
Wow – you are The BEST and each of you are a blessing to me! 
 
My team is called “We’d Rather Bee Stampin'” – many of you started out as my customers – and are now a part of my team of demonstrators!  I cherish each and every one of you!  Here is a photo of some of my team at a conference in Orlando – 
I am so blessed!  My heartfelt thanks to all!!!

 

 
Now, how about some blog candy!!!    All you have to do to be entered is to leave a comment telling me what your all time favorite stamp set is!   Comment by Thursday, and then I’ll randomly pick two names to receive one of these prizes:  
  

 A Large Adhesive Kit:   I just had to use the retired Honey Bee Bundle and DSP:

Here’s the inside view:   It holds a Stampin’ Seal, Dimensionals, Glue Dots and a Bone Folder: 

The second Blog Candy will be a small Adhesive Kit:

Here’s the inside view:  It contains a Stampin’ Seal and a pair of Paper Snips:

I’ll announce the winner of the Blog Candy on Friday, Nov. 6th, so be sure to check back!

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Gnome for the Holidays – Pop Up Gift Card Holder

Gnome for the Holidays – Pop Up Gift Card Holder

Here’s another cute little Gnome card -like I said on Tuesday, these little gnomes have drawn me in!  

My card today is a pop-up gift card holder –  here’s an inside view: 

 

All it takes is a strip of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 x 1, scored at every inch – folded up to create a little square box.   This is attached to the center of the card, along the fold line –   your gift card attaches to the front of the box!   It’s a great way to “dress up a gift card” – and I love that it will fit in an envelope so that it can be mailed! 

Measurements:  

Shaded Spruce Cardstock – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2;  plus pieces for cropping the trees

Whisper White  Cardstock –  5 1/4 x 8 – scored at 4

Real Red –  4 x 5 1/4, – Frame cropped with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies

 To make this card: 

Start with a Shaded Spruce quarter sheet of cardstock. 

Use the pinewood plank embossing folder to emboss the front of the Whisper White card base. 

Cut a frame with the Real Red cardstock – using the Stitched So Sweetly Scalloped shape.  Position over the White embossed panel with dimensionals. 

Crop two different sizes of trees from the Pine Woods Dies – using Shaded Spruce cardstock. 

Attach to card as shown – using mini dimensinals – (cut some in half it need be so they don’t show!)

Stamp the gnome on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and color with Stampin’ Blends –  cut out using Paper Snips. 

Adhere gnome to card front with dimensionals.   

Stamp the greeting onto a small whisper white panel and cut with the So Sentimental die.  Adhere the strings from the glitter star to the back of this panel with a dimensional.   Add a bow of Linen Thread above the greeting, attach with a glue dot. 

 Embellish the card with red rhinestones.   

 

Below are clickable shopping links, should you want to order products to create this card!  

Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.

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