Thursday, April 23, 2015

April Come Stamp With Me Class

With the up and down Wisconsin weather that we have been having, it was a perfect time to get together my some swell ladies and create some beautiful cards.  This class is alittle bit different as it is just a stamping class, no frustrating techniques, no Big Shot, just some great cards!!

Here are the cards from the day class that we just had, very simple cards but they turned out so great!!

Card 1 - Thank You (using retiring 2013-2015 In-colors)
Stamp Set:  Painted Petals
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe Base, Pistachio Pudding Layer, Very Vanilla

 Card 2 - Thinking of You
Stamp Set:  Wetlands, Work of Art
Ink:  Basic Black, Maurina Mist, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delite
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar Base, Mossy Meadow Layer, Whisper White

Card 3 - Happy Birthday Just Kidding!
Stamp Sets:  Just Kidding
Ink:  Coasta Cabana, Black Stazon
Paper:  Coasta Cabana Base, Calapso Coral Layer, Smokey Slate

And there you have it!!  The next Come Stamp With Me Day Class will be Tuesday, May 19 at Apple Valley Restaurant, you are not going to want to miss making three more great cards!!  Can't make the cards, the cards are available as a kit.  Email me for details:

Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Stamping News that I HAD To Share!!

Hi Everyone!  As you may know, Kelly Acheson, is not only my friend but also my upline, she lives in Menasha, WI, so I don't get to attend her monthly downline meetings but she has always always been there for me; she always mentions my name at her meetings (even though I am not there) and encourages me to participate in any group challenges, etc.  So this is an excerpt from her latest post.  You will notice that this is pretty much the same card that we made in class but I changed the colors and sentiment, the challenge was using vellum in a card.  I always get super excited when one of my cards wins a contest, it just tells me that I am on the right path and, of course, the free stamp set is always a bonus!!


Posted: 21 Apr 2015 04:00 AM PDT
I love giving my demonstrators challenges and this one was super fun!  I asked them to make a card using the Envelope Punch Board and Vellum Cardstock.  Here's what the winner came up with....
Isn't this pretty???  Cindy Ehlers of Neillsville, Wisconsin is the artist behind this beauty! Cindy gets to choose a FREE stamp set of her choice for her beautiful card!!!
STAMPS:  Gifts of Kindness, Crazy About You, Your Perfect Day INK: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss CARDSTOCK:  Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, Vellum Cardstock  ACCESSORIES:  Pearls, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Envelope Punch Board
Funny little story...Cindy and her husband Jim have been friends of the family for years. We used to go to Devils Lake, North Dakota years ago on a week long fishing trip.  I would always bring along my stamping supplies and make cards while I was enjoying my vacation.  Cindy started helping me and then she got to thinking "I could do this!"  
She started ordering her own stamping supplies and before long found that she loved it!  So in 2007 she bought a starter kit and began placing her own orders at a discount.  She helped me with a couple stamp camps up north.  AND then 3 years ago she got her courage up and and offered her own class once a month!  And it was a huge success!!!!  The stampers in Neillsville absolutely love it!  Cindy retired from the Sheriff's Department at the end of February and now has 3 classes a month!  She's really enjoying retirement now that she gets to do what she LOVES!!!  WAY TO GO CINDY!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! Retirement Listis Here!

Retiring Products
April 21-June 2, 2015 (or while supplies last)
We're saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but before we do, we're giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50 percent off retail. Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so now's a great time to contact your customers and let them know they'll need to get them before they're gone! We're also including the My Digital Studio list, with all products discounted 30 percent off retail.
*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we'll keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last).

Retiring ListThese lists are updated daily to show the availability of all retiring products. Download the PDF for a quick reference, or use the Excel file to sort the list by product name, price, page number, discount, availability, or product type. Check back regularly to make sure you have the most up-to-date list.

Retirement List PDF  (Just click on this Link to go to the PDF File)

I would suggest that if you see something that you really want, go to my Stampin' Up Store and place your order there.  You can also call me and I can try to put an order in to get your item.

My Email is:

My On-Line store is:  Stampin Up On Line Store (and choose me for your Demonstrator)

Thanks in advance, Happy Stamping!!