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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Stamp set we received at the Stampin' Up! Catalog Premier

Last night we received a stamp set from the upcoming new catalog, which I love......It is a wood mount stamp, which I love, BUT all the wood pieces fit just so I the box.   Word of caution - whe. You open the box, take a picture of the wood blocks in the case before removing (even before mounting the set). I printed the picture and slid it on the inside of the case so that whenever I use the set, I can fit it back in the case.   

I recently purchased a bracket my iPad on my tripod to take videos...Now the tripod is too light so I had to hold it down on the table while I filmed this very short video of the finished card.   I can't post any pictures of the actual stamp set, or picture of the stamp set in the catalog, however I can post any pictures of cards or projects made with's my first one.  

Ok so after several attempts, I can't figure out how to link my video herein my iPad....however I was able to upload it to YouTube .

So here's the picture


The New Catalog !!!! MY 10 Year Anniversary with Stampin' Up! and more.

EnjoyenjTonight was a Great Night.    THe Reveal of the 2014-2015 Catalog Event was held tonight, simultaneously across the US and in Canada.....SO, yes we received our new catalogs and We each received a Stamp set from the new catalog  - A Work of Art and yes and maybe I will crank out a project or 2 and post them here, so stay tuned.   In the meantime, here is a picture of the front of the catalog.....Only thing I can share online!!! for now.

Also, because I FORGOT to place the order the other night for FREE SHIPPING!!! Today is my 10th Anniversary with Stampin' Up! so I am going to give FREE SHIPPING on any order I receive from now until Weds evening.     Joyce, Diane and Dale, your orders you gave me with be FREE SHIPPING!!! not to worry.   So, don't wait, let me know what you want to order - via email or give me a call or better yet, stop by and say Hi, (See the new catalog), touch it, and even look thru it.

Had a Great time at My First Card Buffet on Saturday, I will have another, sometime in Jne, stay tuned for a date/time.   Here is the most made card that day....Out of the 10 different cars, this one was made 8 times.


Monday, April 21, 2014

The Retired List is Here!!!

The Retired Stamp and Accessory List is Here, and DON'T FORGET, EVERYTHING on the List is While Supplies Last ONLY!   Everything......  and Talking about Everything, Everything Stampin' Up! sells is FREE SHIPPING!!!    EVERYTHING!  Retiring or NOT!

IF YOU GOTTA HAVE IT and it is on the list you should go to my website and order those items now, don't wait, because it may sell out.

IF YOU WANT IT but were waiting to order it, and if it sold out you would not be me and I can put a group of orders together and everyone can share the hostess benefits.

Contact me if you have any questions, today the best way to reach me is by txting me or email.

Here is the Retired List

Friday, April 18, 2014

Carol's Card Buffet - Saturday, April 26th 9a - 12 pm and again from 1p - 4pm.

SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday April 26th -Carol's Card Buffet –

Carol’s Card Buffet – Saturday April 26th from 9am –12pm and again from 1pm – 4pm.

Come to the buffet of cards, cards and more cards! There will be 10 different designs and you can make as many cards as you want! Limit of 4 of each design. Cost is $2 per card. After the 2ndSession, any leftover card kits will be for sale at $2 each. You will need to bring your scissors, bone folder (if you use one) and your favorite adhesive. I will have Stampin’ Up! Snail adhesive for sale if you don’t have any adhesive.   I will have dimensionals and sticky strip that will be needed for some of the cards.

Bring a FriendBring a friend who has never attended any of my classes, stampers club or events and you will each get to make any one card for FREE.

Place an order – Place an order of $25 and make any 3 cards for FREE. Order $50 and make any 6 cards for FREE.

RSVPs are WELCOME,  but not required.   RSVP and receive a FREE item from my Goodie Bag.  

Retired List coming Monday!!! FREE SHIPPING TOO!

WOOHOO!!!!          FREE SHIPPING!!!          on EVERYTHING!

Stampin' Up! announced today that they will have FREE SHIPPING on EVERYTHING.   That includes, stamps, accessories, tools, paper, card stock, ink, punches, BIG SHOT, BS dies and embossing folders.....EVERYTHING, even MDS printing.....  This is only from April 21st to April 25th.  

The Retired Stamp and Accessory List comes out Monday, April 21st too, and in the past Stamp sets on the list were available until the new catalog....Well not this time!   Everything on the Retiring list is going to be while supplies last only!

You can order from my website,  Click on the Shop Now button and Shop away, in your pjs if you like......You can contact me and I will put the order in for you, or if you want to wait a day or 2 and chance your items not depleting, I can put a few orders together and share the hostess dollars among those that do put in the orders together.  Local peeps only......   If you are long distance, when you order from my website, you need to put the shipping address to you.

Everyone have a Blessed Easter

Carol Valentine

When the Retired list comes out, I will post the list and any other information regarding this wonderful offer.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New - Project Life - Becky Higgins coming to Stampin' Up!!!!

wOW, This is pretty BIG news!!!   I am always in search of new ways, ideas for scrapbooking and today Shelli announced the partnering with Becky Higgins and her Project Life - check it out here
I can't wait and demonstrators are going to be the first to try it out!!!

This is exciting news and I have more to share too:

Here are the cards my ladies did at Stamp Club this month

The first a card in a box - these have been all over different blogs, pinterest, facebook and more.  Not too hard to make, the first one takes longer.  But fun to make and I am sure even more fun to receive!
 Here is one of my Easter Cards this I just need to get them all in the mail tomorrow~
 And Easter without chocolate????!!!!   This cute bunny holds a Ghiradelli Chocolate...YUMMY.
 Of course I have to share a picture of my granddaughter, Rachel.  This was taken at the Rosedale Library - Storyville.   It was a playdate for Rachel and my friend's grandson, Cameron.   They were born one day apart.   They had their first kiss here at Storyville when they were just crawling....

I can see a page - with Project Life coming up  in my future!

Stay tuned for more information on the Project Life, Retiring Stamp and Accessory List (Apr 21st), New Catalog and more.

I am celebrating 10 Years with Stampin' Up! on the 28th of April, SO  Leave a comment guessing how many stamp sets that I have that are on the retirement list when it comes out and the person with the correct guess (or close to it) will get their choice of one of my retired stamp sets on that list.....EVEN if I want to keep it forever, you will get it too.   One winner, if more than one person guesses the same amount, I will draw a winner.  I will have lots of prizes to give away too, so if you guess the wrong number, you could win a prize too.


Carol Valentine

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Carol's Stampin' News and Stampin' Up! News too

It's Spring!!!! YEA!    I am enjoying the longer days and the sunshine, I just wish that it was a bit warmer.    This morning it is 32 degrees and today my youngest daughter, Robyn and I are walking in Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Shuffle, that's a 5K, I had hoped to do a fast walk this year, but with the winter we have had, I have not been motivated to do any walking to prepare for it.   So, I will be shuffling......Pictures tomorrow.

Winter is over and that means so is Sale a bration and if you missed it, I have a few products from the Sale a bration flyer that can be yours FREE when you have either a Stampin’ Up! Party in your home (or mine) or a Catalog Party when the sales reach $150.   

In just a little over 2 weeks the Retired Stamp List and Retiring Accessories List will be coming out!   SO, if you want/need any of the In Colors 2012-2014 – like Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, or Summer Starfruit, in anything they come in:  ink, card stock, reinkers, ribbons, markers, Dahlias,  Buttons, any DSP with those colors – DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THIS LIST COMES OUT!!   These items disappear off the list, sometimes within minutes and usually by the end of a few hrs of the list going public, they are gone!   And once they are gone, they are so hard to come by later on and when people do post them for sale, the prices are higher than what they are now.
With the end of the catalog, the new one will be arriving June 1st , They will be shipped to me in the end of May and if you want one, and are not part of the Stampin’ Club, contact me to get your copy.
As many of you know, I will be moving to Florida!!!, not full time yet, but at least for the winter, and after this past winter, I cannot wait!   For now there will be no changes.   Starting next January, I will decide on what to do for those months I am away from Maryland.   The Florida ladies – We will have some classes going on somewhere in Melbourne!!!   

Stamp Club - Starting June will be the start on my Stamp Club(s).   Since we have 6 months of Stamp Club before I head to Florida, Stamp Club with consist of 6 members so that everyone will get to be the Hostess one month.   When the first club fills up, I will start a 2nd Club.  Club members get a new Catalog and each month one member will be the Hostess and receive all Hostess Benefits.   Commitment is for 6 months and a $25 order each month.  We meet the 3rd Friday evening, 7pm and the 3rd Sunday, 1pm, you can attend either one, whichever day/time suits your schedule.    We make 3 projects each month and if you cannot attend Club on either of the dates, you will get your project supplies with your order when it arrives and I will supply pictures of the products via email so you can recreate with your supplies.   Attending Club is not a requirement….So if you want to purchase and not attend, but want to get the Hostess benefits, just sign up.  
Sign Ups start today!   Just  contact me via email, facebook, call me or txt me to sign up or if you have ANY questions, don't hesitate to call me.
Stamp Club for April will meet on April 11th next Friday at 7pm and again on April 13th next Sunday at 1pm (due to Easter being the 3rd Sunday).  In addition to your favorite adhesive and scissors, bring a blender pen if you have one.   If you are in the Westminster, Maryland area why don't you stop on by to see what it is all about, come a little after we get started and then I can spend a few minutes with you.   Contact me to find out more.   Anyone not in my Stampin' Club is invited to come, cost is a $20 order.   You must RSVP though so that I have supplies ready for you.

 SAVE THE DATE!!!   Saturday April 26th - Carol's Card Buffet –

Carol’s Card Buffet – Saturday April 26th from 9am – 12pm and again from 1pm – 4pm.  

Come to the buffet of cards, cards and more cards!   There will be 10 different designs and you can make as many cards as you want!  Limit of 4 of each design.  Cost is $2 per card.   After the 2nd Session, any left over card kits will be for sale at $2 each.   You will need to bring your scissors, bone folder (if you use one) and your favorite adhesive.   I will have Stampin’ Up! Snail adhesive for sale if you don’t have any adhesive. 

Bring a Friend – Bring a friend who has never attended any of my classes, stampers club  or events and you will each get to make any one card for FREE.

Place an order – Place an order of $25 and make any 3 cards for FREE.  Order $50 and make any 6 cards for FREE.

RSVPs are welcome but not required. 

ENJOY this SUNNY Day and hope to see you soon.

Carol Valentine