Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My downline meeting swaps

here are my down line meeting swaps from last tuesday.
Sorry it took me so long but I had so much to share.
By the time you are seeing these. I am probably on our first excursion. Its a cruise around the island and I can't wait to share.............
Gwen Landis

ME (Betty Button)

Nicki Giard-Jeter

I think this was Beth Giard

Again I think this was Sherri Capen

Sue Prest 

Beth Farnsworth

Debbie Papin

Sandie Maynard

Again I think this was Tonya Ditzler

Sharlene Palmer

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep coming back and dont forget to send me your Mastering Monday Challenge cards.
Rubber Hugs

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mastering Monday Challenge

Here is todays Mastering Monday Challenge, I will be a little delayed in posting the results but make sure you send them to me, I'll be posting them as soon as I get back.
I went through some of my favorite cards and found this one, I got this in my creative convention online class by Ronda Wade and Maggie Patterson. I made this but they sent me the stuff and instructions, Kind of like my class to go that I do.....

So the challenge for this is to use, DSP, Top note, a punched centerpiece and a verse and some ribbon.
Have fun.
Please either email me or post on a private message on facebook your challenge card. If you send it to my cell, I dont know how to upload it to facebook. Its a new phone and I havent figured it out yet.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Here is a card that one of my customers made

Laurie Pelcher made this card after seeing my card that I did at a party she attended and the one I put on here. I love this card. Thanks for Sharing Laurie.

Laurie Pelcher
I love that stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by. I should be In FIJI now, WOOHOO. this post should happen right about the time I'm landing in paradise. Thank you everyone.
Rubber Hugs

Saturday, April 27, 2013

another challenge card

Here is the other card, It came in to me just before leaving.
Hugs to all. See you when I get back. :)
Trudy Booker
Thanks Trudy for sending your card and Ann for getting it to me.
Love ya all.

Flying out to FIJI and challenge cards

Here is another challenge card. I love it. How about you? There are more coming in but I am not sure if I will get them in time to post. Trudy sent me one to my cell but I dont know how to post it here. She is trying to re send it to me.
This one was done by Gail Macdougal. I lvoe how she used the framelits and cut the pieces and then layered and stamped them. AWESOME WORK GAIL. Thank you for sharing.

Gail Macdougal
Now, By the time you are reading this. I am on my way to the airport. Some of you by the time you are reading this I'm already on this plane. This is the Pacific Air plane that I will be on for 10.5 hours. UGH.
My flight actually leaves burlington at 11 am and then this one is 11 pm. .......
Pacific Air flight to FIJI

Now for some of you by the time you are reading this, I will be HERE.......

Thanks to all of YOU I am here. WOOHOO. I am going to bring back some prizes from FIJI to give away at my customer appreciation event on June 29th. Save the date. 
Thanks for stopping by.
Love you all 

Friday, April 26, 2013

challenge cards

here are some more great challenge cards.
still hoping to get some more for Saturday mornings post too but if not I have a bunch of stuff to do. I will post something for each day,
Here are the new creations.......
Betsy Rotax

Betsy Rotax

Ann Williams

Betsy Rotax
Here are three more from Betsy and One from Ann Williams. I think they have done a fabulous job. What do you all think?
I am so excited about the new catalog and can't wait to share it with you all. I have ordered my cases and will get them to you as soon as they come and I can hand them out. :)
Thank you all for checking in today.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Winners of the retired list and some challenge cards.

WOOHOO, WOW, you ladies did some really good guessing.
Most of you had either 8 or 7 or 6 correct.
There was a tie and 2 of you will share the $50 making it $25 each.

The Winners are.........Drumroll Please............

Sarah Alvanos
Debbie Kellogg
You both guessed 8 sets correctly that are retiring.
Thank you all for playing along.

Now for some challenge cards.
I am spreading them out so that I have enough for today and tomorrow.

Here are the first couple entries..........

Betsy Rotax

Betsy Rotax

Angela MacDonald

Laurie Pelcher

Laurie did 3 different ones. I thought I'd share that you can do them in different angles and still have the same effect. Great job ladies. 
Laurie Pelcher 

Laurie Pelcher
Thanks Everyone for playing along. I know there are more of you out there that know how to do this layout. Lets see some more come in today. HUGS
Thanks for stopping By. 
I am officially on vacation and I'm trying to get everything ready to go so that you have posts every day but its not going as smoothly as I'd like, For instance todays is late but at least its here. Thanks for your patience 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retiring list have been emailed

The retiring lists have been emailed out to all of you, However if you do not have email or if you did not get it, send me an email and I will send it to you. The hostess code that you want to use when ordering is.....KS2HB3BA

When you order using that code, your name will be entered for the hostess free.


If you go to my website listed above you can also view the lists
Have a wonderful day

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mastering Monday Challenge

ok so here it is just a little late but its here, I broused through all of my cards and thought, OH LETS TRY TRIPLE TIME STAMPING. 
Mastering Monday Challenge sample
Mastering Monday Challenge is something new I am trying. I want to start getting you all to use your stamps more and be creative. So I propose a card idea on Monday and you re create it. using your own idea.

So, for this week I thought we could give triple time stamping a try. I know most of you have done it at my workshops so give it a whirl and show me what you can come up with.

The rules for this challenge is, Be creative and layer your card with 3 complete layers of neutral and 3 layers of a color of your choice, then add ribbon and a verse and some stamps, your choice and a punched image on top(does not have to be a butterfly)

So, because this one is a little harder I think I am going to have a judge this time and have my judge tell me which one they like best and the winner will receive a cool something new from the upcoming new catalog that you are all gonna want. I know you will. If you dont play, you can't win so why not make this fun and play along.
SO, lets get creating.
Since I will not be here to post after Saturday, Mastering Monday next week, I will post an idea but you wont see any of the creations until I get back because I will have to pre-schedule my posts. Depending on how everything goes while I'm away, you should see one the following week too because I should be home by then.

I will have my judge (secret) Pick the winner on Friday and I will post it on Saturday before I leave for FIJI.
Have fun

Reminder about Retiring stamp contest

Dont forget that I need your list of 10 retiring stamp sets by Tuesday. I only have 1 persons list so far so make sure you get it to me.

Also, Ann reminded me that I forgot to post a challenge for the Mastering Monday. I completely forgot so I will do it tonight.
Thanks for your patience.

The last of the card class to go for this catalog. Next time they will be from the new catalog

Here are some cards that I found on Shelli Gardner's Blog using some of the new products from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog. 
Shelli Gardner CEO of Stampin' UP!

Here is another card class to go that I want to share with you. Some of you have already paid for this class but others have told me they wanted it but not yet paid. I would like to get the orders placed for the stamp set and supplies before they go off sale completely.
So, Let me know as soon as possible so I can place your orders.  The class to go is going to sell for.....
Clear $30.00
Wood $38.00
Or you can buy just the class for $15.00
Let me know if you wish to purchase this class.
You will receive the stamp set and complete supplies for 2 of each card with instructions. 
I will emboss the pieces that are embossed and punch the pieces that are punched and you do all the stamping. I love this class, its actually one of my favorites. 
This set did make the new catalog so if you do purchase it with this class, you will also see me using it more, later on because I love this set. 

Also, I have one more class to go that I didnt get good response to and its not in the new catalog so if you want it, Even though I have already ordered and am ready to cut this one, I will offer you to still purchase this class to go as well. Please again, let me know as soon as possible as the stuff could be retiring. 

This second class is Rain or shine and sells for 
Clear $26.00
Wood $31.00
or again just the cards at $15.00

Remember this stamp set is not going to be in the new catalog so if you do want to get it, this is the best way, because you get 4 cards and 2 of each card, already designed and ready to go for stamping. 
Thanks for stopping by.
Rubber hugs

Sunday, April 21, 2013

New catalog sneak peak results, a challenge and in color clubs forming please read.

As you all know, I have seen the new catalog and just hear me say, you are going to love the new stuff but you are also going to be sad about some of the things that are leaving us. :(

I am going to offer a challenge, I want to know which 10 stamp sets you think are retiring. I will be giving away a $50 pick your own to the highest guess. Everyone that participates will get a hand made card from me for participating. If it comes to a tie, I will have to split the $50 between the winners
There are alot retiring but you need to tell me 10 and only 10. I need you to send me an email letting me know your choices so that no one knows what you picked, Because if its a tie, you have to share the $50.

Edited portion:
I FORGOT TO POST THAT YOU NEED TO EMAIL ME BY THE 23RD with your 10 sets that you think are retiring.
End of Edit

This is a customer only challenge, because some consultants got to view the catty tonight. So if you are a customer then email me your list. I cant wait to see what everyone thinks.

I dont have any cards to post today but I will tomorrow. :(
I was busy with the catalog.

In color clubs are forming and you are going to love whats in that so let me know if you want to join the clubs. Remember that you will be the host one out the 5 months. The in color club members will pay $38.00 once a month on the 15th of each month for each of the 5 months. I will do the line up and let you know what month you will be hostess and you will decide on your free stuff before your month so that I can place the orders on time.
I did take the time to add up all of the in color products and the fee each month will be $38.00
Have a wonderful day and be sure to email me the 10 picks and let me know if you want IN COLOR CLUB.

Rubber Hugs

Saturday, April 20, 2013

another challenge card

here is another challenge card and tomorrow I will be posting the cards that we did at tonight's party. I can't wait to share with you.
For now, here is the last challenge card.
Apparently you are all getting bored with the challenge thing already because everyone stopped posting comments.
Here you go. I will still post a challenge but not sure if I'll post them on here. I need the comments. Keep them coming.

I wont know you came to visit if you dont tell me.
These 2 cards came from Barbara and she is fairly new to the whole stampin thing. so, kudos to her for making 2. Thanks Barb

Friday, April 19, 2013

another creative challenge card

Here is another card from a customer and friend that was created for this challenge.
WOOHOO. you ladies rock.
Keep them coming.

Here is the card.....
Cindy Martin

Oh my, my head is spinning with ideas these days. I have a party tonight, I have a customer coming to do her scrapbooking class that she missed tomorrow morning, then, my catalog sneak peak tomorrow, Shopping on Sunday, work Monday through wednesday, bowling tournament on Tuesday for Slim, final night of bowling for our league Wednesday and then I get my grandkids on Wednesday night, haircut on Friday and off  and then I leave Saturday for FIJI. Can't wait. Its all good!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I owe so much appreciation to all of you for helping me earn this trip of a lifetime. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rubber HUGS,

May is coming, I have alot in Store for May, Its my anniversary month with Stampin' Up! I am going to have a whole lot of stuff to give away, so make sure you are watching. This is going to be FUN!!! 10 Years with Stampin' Up! for me. WOW, Just doesnt seem possible. One of my personal goals has been to think of a really cool team name for my team. I have one but I dont like it and I never did. Can you all help me think of an awesome team name.
P. S. I found this card on Pinterest and I so want to make it. I'd tweak it a little but I love it.
pinterest card

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Another challenge creation

Well, this is kind of fun. Seeing what you all are coming up with. Keep them coming. I have some creations to post but I fell tonight and hurt my knee so I am in too much pain to take pictures and post. So, here are the additional creations to my Mastering Monday .......

Ann Williams

Mindy Brown 

These are really nice. I also found another one similar on pinterest and here that one is. Now this one, she didnt use a embossing folder but it can be recreated with a folder. She also used white on white and I would have put a colored card base. Great card anyway though.

from pinterest
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

challenge creations

Here are the creations for today for the Mastering Monday Challenge........

Laurie Pelcher

This card was made using Midnight Muse, Lucky Limeaide and whisper white.

Keep the projects coming ladies. Thank you for participating.

Now, there is a special promotion happening right now. When you book and hold a $350 workshop, Stampin' Up! is offering $30 extra in free product. So, I have a full book in May but we can either do a week night or we can schedule an online party. With the new hostess Code, that will work.

Plus, if you want to Join Me in my Stampin' Up! career, they are adding $30 in product to the kit. So, when you sign up by May 30th you pay $99 plus tax and you pick $155 in Product. Even if you want to be a Hobby Demo and just keep yourself active, Thats how I started, 10 Years ago. May 30th is my 10 year anniversary so watch for a special promotion in May to celebrate.  WOW, I still can't believe I've been doing this for 10 years. Its been fun and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a blessed day and please say a prayer for the families affected in the Boston Marathon Explosion. 

P.S. Happy Birthday to my Grand daughter Kylie, She is turning 5 today. WOW, Time flies when you are having fun. Seems like just yesterday. I'm starting to feel old. :( 
Hugs To my birthday Girl. Grammy Loves You Lots and LOTS. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

dolled up birthday kit

Here is a new kit that is for sale. Check it out.

$15.95 (item 133913

  • Dolled-Up Birthday Stamp
    6 – Crumb Cake Cards
    6 – Very Vanilla accent pieces
    6 – Tea Lace Paper Doilies
    6 – Dress Up die-cuts
    6 – Vanilla 5/8″ flower trim
    Soft Suede Classic Stampin Spot (1)
    Sponge Dauber (1)

Our first Mastering Monday Challenge Cards

Here are the first 3 challenge cards. Way to go ladies for getting it done so quickly. Betsy did 2 of them and Trudy did one of them.  I love seeing them because it gives all of us other ideas.

Betsy's Card
Betsy's 2nd Card

Trudy's Card 

Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you ladies for participating in my challenge.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mastering Monday

 Here are a bunch of Cards that Anita Socinski made using Swallowtail. I just love that stamp. I just can't get enough of it. I hope you like them.

And now on to our next creative challenge. I will call this challenge Mastering Monday. I will start a challenge on Monday, Hopefully, every week and end it on Friday.
So, this is the card that I created  and then I was searching around pinterest and found this other card with the same idea only different angles. So, you can use circles or squares but you have to use a texture background and ribbon or cardstock where ribbon is, a title and 3 punched images.
Email me your creation by Friday and I will post them, I will have a secret panel of judges and I'll let you know which one wins.
A prize is involved again.

My card creation 

Pinterest version

Thanks for playing along in my Mastering Monday Challenge.

P.S. Today is My grandson's 8th Birthday, Would Everyone wish Scotty a Very Happy Birthday. Its hard to believe that 8 years ago today he came into our lives, He has been a joy. I LOVE YOU SCOTTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!