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Final Day for FREE Wheelin'

This past Saturday, I held a special open house for my customers and everyone got to complete 2 make & take projects featuring the FREE Wheelin' stamp sets.  Here is what you missed:


Thanks Card recipe:

Stamp Sets:  Stitched Exotics, Sincere Salutations, It's Beautiful wheel

Ink:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black

Paper:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White

Accessories:  Wide Red Grosgrain, Dimensionals

Enjoy the Little Things Card Recipe:

Stamp Sets:  Enjoy Every Moment, Daisy Dash Wheel

Ink:  Regal Rose, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Wild Wasabi Prints DSP, Regal Rose, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Dimensionals, 1/2" circle punch, Crop-a-Dile, Navy eyelet

And today is the last day for you to take advantage of the FREE Wheelin' promotion.  Purchase any of the selected stamp sets below and you'll receive the coordinating wheel for FREE!

Item Number Description Price Catalog Page #
112848 Wonderful You bundle
Includes Wonderful You stamp set and free Stems & Silhouettes jumbo wheel
$33.95 p. 91
112851 Life's a Breeze bundle
Includes Life's a Breeze stamp set and free Something Fishy jumbo wheel
$29.95 p. 80
112850 Pun Fun bundle
Includes Pun Fun stamp set and free Sweet Stars jumbo wheel
$30.95 p. 66
112847 Year after Year bundle
Includes Year after Year stamp set and free See You Around jumbo wheel
$30.95 p. 60
112849 Stitched Exotics bundle
Includes Stitched Exotics stamp set and free It's Beautiful jumbo wheel
$33.95 pp. 82-83
112853 Enjoy Every Moment bundle
Includes Enjoy Every Moment stamp set and free Daisy Dash jumbo wheel
$29.95 p. 51

Contact me before 9pm to place your don't want to miss this great offer!!!!


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This is a card that we made at our demonstrator shoebox swap earlier in the month.  I based the design on a card that was featured in Stampin' Success last year.

The strawberry image is from the Tart and Tangy stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I stamped it with Real Red Craft ink, poured a mixture of clear embossing powder and sugar-free strawberry Kool-aid over the ink, shook off the excess, and heated it until it melted.  I've seen alot of tutorials on the scratch-n-sniff technique that call for specific amounts of embossing powder and kool-aid or jell-o.....I just mix near equal amounts of both and that seems to work well for me.

The stem is a felt fusion flower that I cut in half and attached with glue dots.  The border was created with the corner rounder punch and crop-a-dile.

Here are some card measurements if you would like to CASE:

Real Red Base:  3" x 5-3/4"

Bashful Blue:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2"

And a couple of views of the inside:



Other Supplies:

Stamp Sets:  Circle of Friendship, Stem Sayings

Ink:  Basic Black

Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Summer Picnic DSP

Accessories:  Circle punches (1-3/8", 1-1/4", 3/4"), Striped Red Ribbon, Scallop punch, Black brad

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More Baby Scrapbook Pages


My class is finally complete and ready to go!  I wanted to share the cover page with is an interactive page featuring a slider on the front, so you have lots of room for pictures and journaling.  Isn't it the coolest?  I learned this technique at the Creating Keepsakes convention I attended a few weeks ago and I couldn't wait to scraplift the design for my Stampin' Up! pages.  The page on the left was made using the Special Delivery girl kit and the page on the right was made with Special Delivery Boy kit.  At the class on May 10th, we'll be completing 8, 12" x 12" layouts, and I'm sure you'll love them all!

You only have until Monday, May 5th to register for the class.  Cost is $35 and must be paid with your registration.  The fee includes supplies, instructions, and lunch from Fazoli's.  The class will be held at the stamp shack from 10am--4pm. 

And for everyone else that can't attend......

Place an order of $50 or more that includes a Special Delivery Simply Scrappin' kit and I will email you all the layouts with instructions for FREE!  This offer is good only until May 31st and only through me!  Email me today with your order at

Demonstrator Class Planner   $20

Are you a demonstrator that would like to offer a scrapbooking class to your own customers?  I'll send you all the handouts, as well as some helpful tips to help you have a successful and profitable class.  Upon receipt of your payment, I will send you an email with all the documents you will need so you can start your planning right away!

NOTE:  The class planner does not include any product.  You will receive 7 Word documents by email within 24 hours of payment.


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Super Stampin' Saturday

I have typed up a pretty class listing that you can now print at home and stick to your refrigerator.  I know you won't want to miss any of these fun upcoming classes!

Download may_class_schedule.doc

All classes are now available TO GO.  Simply register for each class by the deadline, and your class packet will be available the Monday following the class.  Local customers may pick up their packets at my office at no additional charge.  Out of town customers, please add $5 to cover shipping and handling charges.  I'm happy to send you a Paypal invoice to streamline the payment process.

But first, don't forget this date:  April 26th, 2008.  It's my first Super Stampin' Saturday.

Stop by the Stamp Shack anytime between 2pm and 6pm for a fun afternoon of Stampin' and Scrappin'.  You'll enjoy:
  • An additional 20% off all retired and hand-crafted merchandise
  • FREE shipping on catalog orders of $35 or more
  • 2 Make & Take projects
  • A Scrapbooking Demonstration
  • Preview upcoming classes--plus you'll save $3 off on any class fees by pre-registering on Saturday
  • An array of projects on display--bring your digital camera if you like

There is no charge to attend, but I do ask that you RSVP so that I may prepare enough materials for everyone.  RSVP by Thursday and you'll even receive a FREE gift from me!  And don't forget to invite a friend.

Unable to attend?  You can still take advantage of the FREE shipping offer and save $3 off any Class to go.   All orders must be received with payment by April 26th.
Happy Stampin'
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A Scrapbook for Baby

I often find that people are a bit intimidated by scrapbooking.  Many just don't know where to, let's start at the beginning!

I am currently putting the finishing touches on my upcoming BABY SCRAPBOOKING CLASS scheduled for May 10th.  We'll be using the Special Delivery Simply Scrappin' kits from Stampin' Up! to complete 8 stunning 12" x 12" layouts.  I have done all the design work for you.  All you have to do is gather some baby pictures and you'll be all ready to go!

Would you like a sneak peek? 


During the morning of the class, we'll put together the base of the pages.  After a fabulous lunch, you'll have time to add your own special touches and pictures.  I'll have lots of stamp sets available for you to use and I'll be on hand to offer any help you may need. 

Most of the photo mats I have designed are 4" x 6", so you'll only need to crop your photos a little bit to fit on most pages.  However, larger or smaller photos will also fit just by slight modifications to the layouts.

I have added complete class information to the BABY SCRAPBOOK PAGE.  There is also a TO GO option and a Demonstrator Class Planner available.

Feel free to contact me for more information

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Wanted: April Club Page

I've had a few people contact me about this month's page for scrapbook club.  Well, the first part of April is always busy for me with taxes and such, so this one is a little later than usual.  Thanks for your patience and I hope you'll enjoy this page!


I plan to scrapbook pictures from the Stampin' Up! Manager's Reception in Houston last year.  It would also work great for any little cowgirl or cowboy, or you'll be able to change the stamped images to make it a perfect travel page.

Stamp Sets:  Wanted

Ink:  Close to Cocoa

Paper:  Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, River Rock

Accessories:  Star punch, Vintage Brads, Jumbo Pewter eyelets, Scallop punch, word window punch, crafter's tool kit, hemp twine, 1 3/8" circle punch, sponges, twill tape

Techniques:  Distressing, Stamping on Twill Tape, Eyelets and Brads, Repetition

Hope to see you on Sunday!


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Trio of Techniques


I'm very excited to announce a new class that will be offered on Friday, April 25th at 6:30pm at the Stamp Shack.  It's called TRIO OF TECHNIQUES:  Tart & Tangy.

NOTE:  The class date has been changed to May 23rd due to a scheduling conflict.  Sign up extended to May 19th.

See the cute stationary portfolio above?  It's made with the new Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper and the Tart & Tangy stamp set--both featured in the Occasions 2008 Mini Catalog.  I love the bright, bold color pallete of Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, and Pumpkin Pie.  Just wait until you see what's on the inside....


Inside, there are three hand-stamped cards with matching stamped envelopes!  So cute!  But wait, there's more.....

Each of the three cards features a different stamping technique.


The first card with the orange slice is a scratch 'n sniff card.  Just scratch the orange image and you'll be rewarded with the scent of fresh citrus!


The strawberry card is a slider card, and the apple card was made using the chalkboard technique.

Don't these cards just make your mouth water?  If you would like to attend the class on April 25th, be sure to RSVP no later than April 23rd.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis.  Cost of the class is $20 per person and includes all supplies and instructions.

If you are unable to attend a class for any reason, order it TO GO! Your packet will be available for pick-up at my office the Tuesday after the class is held at no additional charge. Or simply add $5.00 to the camp or class fee and I will priority mail the materials to you.

I have added quite a few new classes to my schedule for April and May.  You can view the complete listing at under EVENTS.  I'll be adding more sneak peeks in the coming weeks, so check back often.

Happy Stampin'


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