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Extravaganza 2017!!

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It’s Extravaganza time again.  This week (11/20-11/26) shop my Stampin’ Up! store for great deals, just in time for holiday shopping.  Here’s a preview of what’s hot today (Monday, 11-20-17).  Check my store each day this week for daily specials.  And, be sure to use the November-December 2017 workshop code (VDFH6P6T) if your order is less than $150.

 
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WHAT? It’s HOW many days until Christmas?

Yep – it’s that time of year and it’s beginning to look a lot like it, too.  What time, you ask?  Time to get serious about making all those hand-crafted gifts you swore in January that you would be making this year.   Let’s be honest, we all do it. Every. Year.  Well, let this be the year that you make good on those intentions. How can you do it?  Well, let me help.

HANDCRAFTED – Take this chance to create a personalized gift for that lucky recipient by customizing one of the great kits from Stampin’ Up! or one of the Memories and More scrapbook albums.  What a great gift to receive, a pre-made photo album waiting for me to drop in my photos from Instagram and FaceBook.  The possibilities are ENDLESS!!

KIT IT UP! – Another way to enjoy the great kits from Stampin’ Up! is to gift them.  Here’s what you do.  Order a kit for each of the friends on your list, and one for you.  Invite all of your friends over for a Girls Night Out.  At the end of the evening, you have given your Christmas gift to your friends, and you have had a great time together.  Time well spent laughing with friends and making memories is priceless.

PLAN AHEAD – The third and easiest way to infuse hand-crafted charm is to actually hand-craft part it.  Starting this early, you will be able to knock out hand-crafted Christmas cards and have plenty of time to spare.  And, as a bonus, if you send hand-made cards, you will get a pass on the declaration that ‘this Christmas was going to be 100% hand-crafted’.  At least you cards will be.

Be sure and check out the new Holiday Catalog (available here).  In there, you will find an awesome ‘watercolor’ Christmas card kit and other supplies to help you put a little jingle in your step.

And, just for the record, there are 146 days until Christmas on August 1.

Keep on Dreaming (in Color)!

Virginia

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Monday Funday

Good Morning, or afternoon, or evening, depending on when you see this.  I am starting a new series of videos highlighting new products in the 2017-2018 catalog, showcasing some tried and true techniques, sharing some videos by other demonstrators, and possibly even a video of my own.

The first video in this series highlights the Color Theory Suite in the new catalog.  If you are new to stamping or paper crafting, this is a great initial investment.  There are papers, stamps, thinlets, Memories and More cards and embellishments for all of our seasons.

A link to the video is here:

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 20 – Don’t forget the Monthly Card Club.  RSVP here here or on my Facebook page.

July 22 – Extended Workshop (1-5 PM) Planner Love. RSVP here here or on my Facebook page.

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5-4-3-2-1……Lift Off!

NEW CATALOG

What am I counting down?  Why am I counting down?  The NEW CATALOG will be live on June 1.  There are hard copies floating around my group of customers, but if you don’t have one yet, you can see it on-line on June 1 by clicking on this link , or pick up one at my Catalog Launch on June 3 (1-4 PM) at my house.  We will make three projects using the new catalog products.  The cost is $10 (or free with a minimum purchase).  Also, you will be able to shop my BOGO (buy one – get one) sale of retiring Stampin’ Up! products, pre-made cards, and other stamping supplies. What you spend at the BOGO sale will earn you a gift certificate for products you can order.  It’s a win-win!!

Call, text, or email me to let me know you are coming (RSVP not  necessary – but I want to be sure I have enough supplies prepared for you).


CARD CLASS

On Thursday, June 15, come to my monthly Card Class (6:30 – 8:30).  We will make six cards (two of three designs) for $15 (or free with a minimum purchase). If you bring a friend (adult, new to my classes) you and your friend will each receive five gorgeous handmade cards.  RSVP is due via text, email, or calling 24 hours prior to the class.


EXTENDED WORKSHOP

On Saturday, June 24, I will host an extended workshop featuring the Eastern Palace Suite.   RSVPs and prepayment are due by June 14 so that I can pre-order all of the supplies for this class. The cost for the Extended Workshop is $50.  You will make 12 greeting cards, matching envelopes, and a storage box.  And you will have stamps and paper left to create more cards on your own.  The following video shows a sneak peek of the stamp set., thin-lets, and the new 2017-2019 In Colors.    We will be using these colors and a couple more summery combinations.  As always, there will be a prize patrol.  Increase your chances of winning by bringing a friend with you.

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SU OnStage Shreveport

Wow!  What a great weekend I just spent with my fellow Stampin’ Up Demonstators in Shreveport, Louisiana getting a sneak peek to the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  There were excellent presentations, inspiring stories about demonstrators difference, and ingenious projects explained.   I can’t wait to share with you all of these fun cards, 3-D projects, and even scrapbook pages.

The first thing we are going to work on is the Eastern Palace Suite.   It is a beautiful collection of teals, greens, burgundy, and a gold accent.   It is just breathtaking.   The whole suite includes detailed Thinlit Dies, Tassles, 12×12 designer series paper, and, of course, Stamps.

This photo is a card my friend Elizabeth made from this suite.   Aren’t these colors “to die for”?  I will have card Class on May 27 at 6:30.  The class fee is $15 (or free with a minimum purchase).   RSVP at this link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/277966669310615/?ti=icl

Eastern Palace Suite
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New – From Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches and a Holiday Sneak Peek

This is a new, exclusive stamp and die bundle that you will LOVE!  I ordered this last week and I can’t wait for it to arrive.  In the meantime, I have to browse ideas and samples online.  Let me tell you something – They are gorgeous! You will not want to miss the opportunity to get your hands on this. 

 

While you are browsing and adding to your wish list, be sure to save some space for the awesomeness that is our Holiday Catalog.  I had the chance to preview the catalog last week.  Take a peek at these images of projects that you, YES YOU, can make with items from the Holiday catalog. 

 

Call me if you are interested in learning more about stamping, card making, or memory keeping.   I would love to help you!!!