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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:


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!


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).


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.


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.


2017-2018 Annual Catalog


You’ve been waiting on it – and now it is here.  On June 1, you can go to my website and look at the catalog online.  If you have ordered from me in the last six months, you should have received one in the mail.  But, fear not….if you have not gotten your catalog you have a great opportunity to grab one at my Catalog Launch workshop on June 3 (1-4 pm).  Check out my calendar tab for more details.


BOGO (Part 2)

Part 2 of the Retired (retiring) list.  If you attend my Retirement Party on May 4, there may be some more goodies on the BOGO table.


Bottom line – I want you to have the opportunity to purchase and use these stamps and enjoy them as much as I have.  After, isn’t helping each other one of the ways we Dream in Color?

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Retirement Party

No…..I’m not retiring, yet.  But, I have Stampin’ Up! Products that ARE retiring at the end of this month.   I know I will miss these sets but, it allows Stampin’ Up! To bring in new and exciting products.  More about that later.  At Thursday’s retirement sale you will get a chance to shop my BOGO sale, check out the new catalog, and do a make and take from the new products.  The fun starts at 7:00!  Hope to see you there!  


BOGO time (Part 1)

It’s that time of the Stampin’ Up! Year……time for BOGO – buy one get one!!!  It’s a perfect opportunity for you to acquire retiring stamps, paper, and embellishments from my stash.  Then for what you spend there, I give you a gift certificate to use in the NEW Annual Catalog that you can redeem after June 1.  What a great deal for you!!

Here is a list of my stamps that are retiring and the purchase price.  I’ll have the remaining items at my Retirement Sale on Thursday.  If you can’t make it Thursday, you can let me know and I’ll send a PayPal Invoice.  First one to pay gets the item.

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Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set

Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set

Dots For Days Clear-Mount Background Stamp

Dots For Days Clear-Mount Background Stamp

Big On You Photopolymer Stamp Set

Big On You Photopolymer Stamp Set

Seasonally Scattered Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Seasonally Scattered Clear-Mount Stamp Set

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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:

Eastern Palace Suite

So Do I!!! (Extended)

Do you love Designer Series Paper?  So do I!  Do you want all of this paper?  So do I!

Here is an awesome way to get your hands on the newest DSP from the Occasions catalog without breaking the bank. Join me in a paper share.  What’s that you ask?  Well, that is a way for you to get a sampling (one 6X6 piece) of all the DSP in the Occasions catalog.  I take care of ordering and cutting into the 6×6 pieces.  I ship it to you.  You simply bask in the beauty of these luscious colors and patterns.  It’s so easy.   $22 will get you one paper share of these seven sets and the glassine paper AND priority shipping to your front door.  Order by February 24 and I will start shipping out on February 28.  Plus, the first six people to order will receive a free gift from me.  Now, who doesn’t like FREE?

Email me at vporta @ for a paypal link.  Looking forward to hearing from you!!