Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Mondays and Oct. 9th

Boy am I behind on my blogging! Well, here's the latest...

I have begun offering two monthly Stampin' Classes in my classroom/studio on the third Mondays of each month. One is at 10am (this one will only be offered during the school year), the other at 6:30pm. The projects for each month will be the same for both classes. Each class will include two projects, and the fee is $5, or free with a $50 or greater purchase out of the catalogs.

In addition to the card classes, on October 9th, my networking group will hold a Holiday Gift Fair in the Fellowship Hall at Bethel United Methodist Church at 4843 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025. This event will benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Lake City, FL. We are all very excited to be supporting this very important community resource and hope you will come out to help us. There will be at least 10 vendors (including myself) at the Fair offering a raffle item and gift items for sale, plus chef Gerald Hoyt of My Personal Chef will be offering box lunches for sale.

If you have questions about my Stampin' Classes or the Holiday Gift Fair, or would like to know more about Stampin' Up! and/or hosting an event, feel free to contact me today!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Florida Sales Tax Holiday on School Supplies

The state of Florida is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $10.00 per item August 13 – 15. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free. Please contact me if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to stock up!

The following items are tax-exempt during the Florida sales tax holiday:

Item #
2-Way Glue Pen
SNAIL Adhesive
SNAIL Adhesive Refill
Dotto Refill
Anywhere Glue Stick
Sticky Strip
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
Paper Snips
White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen
Blender Pens
Stampin’ Write Markers (individual)
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Journaler
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Extra, Extra Hostess Benefits!

To download this flyer, CLICK HERE

Beginning today through August 31, Stampin' Up!™ hostesses can earn an extra $25 in hostess awards when you host a qualifying workshop (total workshop sales equal to or greater than $350). With a brand-new Idea Book & Catalog and even more generous hostess benefits, August is a great month to host your workshop. The following details apply:
  • Only customer, hostess, and workshop order types qualify for this promotion. Online orders do not qualify.
  • Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.
  • Hostesses may use their additional $25 in hostess free merchandise on any regular catalog/mini catalog merchandise.
  • Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $50 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $25 in additional free hostess dollars
To schedule your workshop, CONTACT ME today!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Carryover Stamp Sets

Sometimes Stampin' Up!™ doesn't have enough room in their publications for all the wonderful things they have on sale. Because of this, they make up special fliers we Demonstrators can make available for customers so they can see images of these stamp sets. Below is a link to a PDF file which will allow you to see some stamps that are not in the current catalog but are still for sale. Just click on the link below the image to download it.

To download this flyer, click here.

These are not the only unpublished items still for sale. If you'd like me to email you another flier which was available in April, please contact me and I will email you that file.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Multi-vendor event!

Card CASEd from Mary N. Davidson's design

Next week I will be participating in a multi-vendor event at Schatzi's here in town. I wanted to share the card I'll be demonstrating at that event. My friend Lisa Ayers will be offering a Dove Chocolate tasting at the same event. This particular event is by invitation only, but we would be happy to schedule a similar future event with you!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

2010-2011 Catalogs are here!!!

Hi all. I've just put up photos and links to the new catalogs on the sidebar. I'm so excited about all the changes that are happening at Stampin' Up! and I hope you'll take time to browse these catalogs to see what I mean. The new color collections are trendy and versatile, the stamp sets are adorable, and the new designer papers and scrapbooking sets are so fun I can't wait to work with them! I'm also looking forward to using some of the Decor Elements in my new home, both in the studio and in my living room (just to start with).

FYI, there's a multi-vendor event coming up at Schatzi's, located at 488 N Marion Ave, Lake City, FL 32055. I will be doing a Stampin' Up! make-&-take, while my friend Lisa Ayers will be doing a Dove Chocolate Discoveries chocolate tasting at the "bar". More information will be upcoming in the near future...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June News

I'm back! I'm sorry to report it's taken me longer than I would have liked to get things moving to the point where I can safely say I'm ready for business. We've had some familial issues here which needed to be dealt with, but now things are getting on track and I'm ready to get going!

First of all, I wanted to let you know that Stampin' Up! is getting ready for a change in it's main catalog, the Idea Book and Catalog, to change over to a new publication. What that means is, the 2009-2010 IB&C is getting ready to be stored on your idea shelves on June 30th, and a new catalog will be available for purchase on July 1st. The 2009-2010 Definitely Decorative catalog will also be transitioning to a 2010-2011 selling year as well. Look here or on my store site on July 1st for links to PDFs of the new catalogs!

Many items are being retired as of June 30th. If you're interested in seeing what those are, "Last Chance Lists" are available under the tab near the top of the page entitled "Promotions" on my store website which refer to item name, item number, and the catalog/page where they can be found. You can order anything through me by clicking on the "Shop Now" button, or by getting in contact with me via my phone number and/or email address, available on that website.

Stampin' Up! is doing a "Color Renovation!" After doing some extensive research into the current trends, Stampin' Up! has determined that they need to make some major changes to their color offerings. In many ways they are simplifying things by offering more neutrals, making neutrals one of the four main color groups available, and reducing the number of colors in each main color group from 12 to 10. A side benefit of this change is that buying a complete set of stamp pads or markers will cost a little bit less. Admittedly, there are a lot of very pretty colors being retired, and for some people that will be problematic in getting their sets of pads, markers, etc updated. However, I have to say that I am personally VERY excited about the new colors!!! Look below for documents showing the colors being retired and the new color collections (and if you'd like PDFs of the below documents, please email me and I'll be happy to forward them to you!):

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We're moving!

You may be wondering why I haven't been posting anything for so long...

We made the decision this winter to (finally) buy a house, hoping that what we buy would have a space I could use to begin offering classes to my customers. We searched with the help of our Realtor, Mike Foster, who was able to outline what was available and give us an idea of what we'd be able to do with our resources. What we found went beyond our wildest dreams in size and comfort!

What's most pertinent to you is that I will have a space which I can devote entirely to creative arts, without having to kick my men out onto the street whenever I hold an event.

In the meantime, I'm concentrating on getting things ready for the big move sometime next month. Once the move is done and I'm settled in a bit, I will begin putting more posts up here in addition to offering monthly events in that new space. Stay tuned here and on my official Stampin' Up! site and store for more information starting sometime in May.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Catalog Corrections and Write-Ins

2010 Occasions Mini Catalog


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Eggcoutrements stamp set

The rectangular image which can be used for an egg stand is actually 5-1/4" long with 14 scallops and not 3" as shown in the catalog. If you're using this image with the clear-mount block, use block I.

2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog


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Jumbo Snowflake punch

The snowflake image shown on the top of the punch is incorrect. You can see the correct image of this punch on page 187.



Season of Joy stamp set

The French version of this stamp set is not listed on the page. The French name of this set is Une joyeuse saison (item 112646).



Many Merry Messages stamp set

The French version of this stamp set is not listed on the page. The French name of this set is Nombreux joyeux messages (item 107714).



Monogram Sweet stamp set

This stamp set should be listed as double-mounted.



Garden Whimsy stamp set

The French version of this stamp set is not listed on the page. The French name of this set is De mon jardin (item 113528).



God's Blessings

The French version of this stamp set is not listed on the page. The French name of this set is Cadeau du Ciel (item 116267).



Warm Words

The French version of this stamp set is not listed on the page. The French name of this set is Mots chaleureux (item 107741).



Monogram Sweet stamp set

This stamp set should be listed as double-mounted.



Cottage Wall

The bottom-middle image of the paper swatches shows a plain green paper. The paper is actually a striped sheet with Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, and Rich Razzleberry.



Lattice die

The artwork for the Lattice die is not scaled at the same percentage as the other Bigz dies shown on the same page. It is shown at approximately 37 percent while the other dies are shown at approximately 25 percent. The actual cut lattice image measures approximately 3-1/4" x 3-1/4". The artwork design for this die is correct.



Alphabet Simple Letters

Asterisk at bottom of page should read: Alphabet Simple Letters uses "B" as "Q," "D" as "P," as well as "N" as "U".



8-1/2" x 11" Craft Keepers

The catalog does not list a quantity for each package. Each package includes 3 Craft Keepers.



12" x 12" Craft Keepers

The catalog does not list a quantity for each package. Each package includes 3 Craft Keepers.



Humor in High Heels stamp set

We listed the item number for this stamp set incorrectly in the index. The correct item number is 111652, and is listed correctly on page 55 where the stamp set image is shown.



Elegant Thank You

The index shows the incorrect price for this stamp set as $8.95. Page 144 in the catalog shows the correct price as $6.95.


111552 and 111550

Sock Monkey and Sock Monkey Accessories stamp sets

In the index, the item numbers listed for the Sock Monkey and Sock Monkey Accessories sets are switched. The item number for the Sock Monkey is 111550 and the item number for the Sock Monkey Accessories set is 111552.

2009-2010 Celebrando Creatividad


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See you Around jumbo Stampin' Around wheel

This jumbo wheel is shown in the index in error. This wheel is no longer available.

Fall-Winter 2009 Definitely Decorative Brochure


Item #





Ginormous Flowers I

The colors listed for this product are incorrect. The correct colors are Pixie Pink, Chocolate, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery.



Ginormous Flowers II

The colors listed for this product are incorrect. The correct colors are Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, So Saffron, and Taken with Teal.