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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Stampin Up!'s Weekly Deals for this Week and my Wacky Wednesday Tip - a video

How does Stampin' Up! know what I need????   They always have something on the Weekly Deals that I need!   This time it is Gold Glitter.....

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Now for my Wacky Wednesday Tip - It's a video this time, hopefully it turns out OK.

I have tried to edit the video all day and was unable to do here goes

iT won't upload, I know I am doing something wrong...not sure so. I will get some help in the next few days and post it when I learn how to upload it.

In the meantime I will share a photo of Frances and I stamping together at her house.   She is a demonstrator I met several years ago and now we live about 45 minutes from each other!  Notice our "neat and organized" table while stampin'.   

Enjoy and I hope you get sometime to be creative today.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Carol's Wacky Wednesday Tips for Paper Crafting

Today's Tip is with Stampin' Up's Paper Stacks....  You know how you take papers out, trim and use for a project, then you are left with some scraps that you can't just throw away!   Where to keep them? Organized  and where they aren't all over the place.....

Here is my solution!

I took one of the many cello bags I have. This one was the perfect size.  I used my snail on the back of the paper stack and pressed the bag onto the snail.   Make sure you have the bag opening close to the binding of the stack, close and store as usual.   I keep my small stacks on the same shelving as my stamps since they are close to the same size.

I hope this tip helps you with storing your paper scraps from your paper stacks!.

How do you store yours?   Leave me a comment below, I would love to hear your tips.

Enjoy and I hope you get a chance to create something today.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Weekly Deals this week - World Card Making Day

OMG! The Butterfly thinlits are on the WEEKLY DEALS!!!! They are my most used thinlits!!!!!
IF you do not own these and want to get them now while they are on sale.....Go to my website and choose, shop, then Weekly Deals. You can order anything on that site, from any current catalogs as well as the Clearance List. Don't forget to use the Hostess Code, HXKAVGBY before finalizing your order to get in the drawing for FREE Hostess Dollars!

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I am planning a Christmas Card Class for Maryland - on Oct 3rd, World Card Making Day..... - Time and Location will be determined by how many people say they can come....
SO, rsvp if you can make it, vote on a time and/or a location (area of town)
VOTE for the Stamp set you would like me to use for the cards (see below)  Either Comment on this post, text or call me to VOTE.

I need to place my order for anything new!!!! tonight.....SO, if you would like to come, pick a stamp set or accessory (DSP, embossing folder, ribbons, framelits, embellishments) that you want me to use.....The first 4 items I receive will be the ones I will use, so don't put it off , just hit reply and tell me what page (Holiday catalog or regular catalog) and which item(s) - some stamp sets have matching framelits....

It is stormy today, so no beach today!   That is where I was planning on going today....instead I am in my craft room, making cards, and mailing cards.......I have about 60 card kits from past classes and I am turning those into finished cards today and sending them out....not for birthdays, but hopefully just to brighten someone's day.   
Tomorrow Watch for some pics I'll share of some of these.....and I am going to start a  Weekly Post - Carol's Wacky Tips for Paper Crafting....stay tuned...

Friday, September 11, 2015

Stamp Sale tomorrow, Viera, FL

Good Afternoon everyone,   Stampin' Up! Sale I have a booth tomorrow, Saturday, September 12th at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940. Over 100 stamp sets for sale, punches, BIG SHOT cutting dies, embossing folders and framelits as well as other accessories. Card kits for $1 each (bring your camera or phone camera to take photo of finished card) Cards with envelopes for sale, $2, a simple make and take and more. Freebies for everyone placing an order, or booking a party. 

I will be there from 8a-12noon.  Stop by and say, Hi!

Don't forget only a few more days to take advantage of these great Weekly Deals!   Available until Monday, 1159 pm, mountain time.   To order:   Go to my website  and don't forget to use the Hostess Code:  HXKAVGBY for these or any other items.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Only 2 more Days for Paper Pumpkin at Half Price

Like creating, but sometimes don't have the time?  Creator's block????   Well, Paper Pumpkin is designed for everyone, whether they are a new crafter or have been crafting for years.   Everything you need to make some projects in a cute Pumpkin Orange Box, delivered right to your house every month!

There are only 2 days left to take advantage of Paper Pumpkin at half price for the first 2 months!!!!  Signing up for Paper Pumpkin has some added benefits, you can get past Paper Pumpkin refill Kits as well as  past complete kits  this is exclusive to Paper Pumpkin members   Sign up for your first 2 months at half price each of those 2 months...

Go to this link below and sign up!    I'll have a gift for everyone who signs up for Paper pumpkin
Join Now!

Don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals!   Got to my website to order those.   They are only good for a week!   Don't forget to enter the Hostess Code HXKAVGBY when you place your order to get in on the drawing for Hostess Gifts.

This week another group of great product at a Savings!!!

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Instead of creating tonight, I am organizing my Retired Items for Sale, I will be at the Viera Community Center on Saturday Selling them....Stop by and visit my table...Let me know you saw this post when you come by.

Tomorrow, Downtown Disney with Rachel and Ryan.....Can't Wait

Hershey's Nuggets Treat baggies and Used Stamp Sale change of venue

I am participating in a "Garage Sale" with vendors on this Saturday, September 12th, from 8am-12noon at the Viera Regional Community Center in Viera, Florida.   Originally this sale was going to take place in my garage.....Garage is NOT air conditioned!!!   This center is!!!

I will be selling A LOT of retired stamp sets, mostly clear mount and a few Photopolymer and a few wood sets, as well as accessories, punches, Big Shot Dies and more.  

There will be card kits - you'll be able to purchase the kit for $1 and your get all the card stock and embellishments to take home and make the stamped images, you'll have to use your own stamps.   I have the finished card on display and you can take a picture of it to help your recreate it at home.   Of course you can always contact me for additional information.

I am in the process of making some Hershey's Nuggets treat baggies for Christmas and will have them for sale as well.    Stop by and purchase something your have been wanting or maybe a gift for that crafter friend of yours...

Here is a picture of the finished project, and plans are underway to make a video how to make it.

Here are all the products I used to create these cute little gifts...Some of these products you may own, and others might be on your Wish List and even some might be going on your Wish List....  To purchase these and other Stampin' Up! products, go to my website and Shop right from the comfort of your own home.  Use the Hostess Code :   HXKAVGBY when placing your order for a chance to win the Hostess Dollars.

Thank You,

Hope you get Creative Today!

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Holiday Catalog is LIve and a few cards using Your Presents from thatcatalog

Good Afternoon....I think we have finally stopped traveling (at least for a few weeks)!\
The Holiday Catalog is out and there are so many cute things in there, so I am doing some creating today and will post some pictures later in this post.

I had a class scheduled in Florida today, but was cancelled, will update soon on a rescheduled date.  

Maryland friends.....I will not be holding a class in September since I will not be coming up until the end of the month and I will be there only for a few days to hold Robyn's baby shower.....YEP, I am getting another grandchild in November, a girl.   This is my 5th grandchild and she will be my 2nd granddaughter.
Card Class in the Mail -   Christmas Card Class in the mail for September.....Flurry of Wishes Bundle.
Purchase the Flurry of Wishes Bundle on page 25 of the Holiday Catalog and receive 4 completed projects.  The Bundle is $33.00 saving you $6 that if you would purchase these separately,  Shipping and Tax not is extra.  You must order by September 14th if you want me to bring the bundle to you with the completed projects when I come to Maryland.   If you order thru my website, you need to order  using the Hostess Code HXKAVGBY, the bundle will be sent to you and I will bring your projects to Maryland with me at the end of the month or mail them to you, your choice.  
Anyone placing an order thru me this month will be put in a drawing for the FREE Hostess dollars.   You must place the order thru me, either directly contacting me or attending a class, or thru my website, but you must use the Hostess Code:   HXKAVGBY.

Stampin' Up! Yard Sale -----   When:   Saturday, September 12th,   9am - 12noon - Here in Florida, 859 Parsons Circle, SE, Palm Bay, 32909.   Contact me for directions if you need them.  Cash or check only.
I sold a HUGE amount of my Stampin' Up! retired stamp sets and accessories before moving to Florida, but I somehow (shh don't tell Rodney) I have another group of stamp sets and accessories for sale, some of these never used, used very little and a few, well loved.  All priced 30% or more below retail price, mostly clear mount stamps, a few photopolymer and a few wood mount stamps, punches, inks, and a few Big Shot dies too.
I will have card kits from various classes for sale for $1 per kit - these kits are cardstock and embellishments only, no stamped images, no envelopes.   You can take pictures of the finished card to use as a guide to finish the kit.
A Free Make and Take for everyone and Grab bags for anyone make a purchase out of either the Annual Catalog or new Holiday Catalog.

Getting Creative…..
Sometimes this is SO hard to do.   So many interruptions, facebook, twitter, instagram, the kids, work, family, friends, wanting to go outside take a walk……

This afternoon while checking facebook, yep another interruption…..I challenged a fellow demonstrator to avoid another interruption and create something…   We each did.   I will share something from the new catalog, something we made at convention using our convention stamp set we got for free.   It is great for Christmas but also for any gift giving event….

Before I share the cards, let me share another form of interruptions....the craft desk!!!!!
How can anyone be creative in this mess???? Well I did get creative and made a few cards, got some out in the mail. Worked on this blog post and made 2 of the 4 projects for the Card Class I the mail.  I cleaned it up somewhat so that I can get creative again tomorrow.

Here's the cards from the set, Your Presents, Christmas and Birthday, so versatile.

Enjoy and get creative no matter what interruptions you face today.