Two FREE Events in May

I’ve got two fun events scheduled in May in addition to my classes. So why not come and join the fun?

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Sunday, May 18th drop in any time between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.


Tuesday, May 20th drop in any time between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Upcoming May Classes

Soho Card Set Stamp Camp

Monday, May 19th at 6:30 p.m.

Class Fee $30; $20 refundable with a minimum $25 order at class

Technique Tuesday

Tuesday, May 27th at 6:30 p.m.

Class Fee $10; $5 refundable with a minimum $25 order at class

You can find all the details about my events on my Calendar. Click HERE to see my Calendar.

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Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, May 5th 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

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Modern Medley Dry Erase Calendar

Last Friday I told you I would show you another project that I made for Kaitlin’s dorm room message center – well here is the Modern Medley Dry Erase Calendar along with the magnetic board to complete her college message center.

MDS Dry Erase Calendar

I really like the way this turned out. I used My Digital Studio to create the calendar you see. I just love the way that you are able to use a built in template and easily customize it the way you want. I even used the matching digital version of our Rich Razzleberry Designer Series Paper for the blocks on the calendar. I just changed the opacity so it gave her a hint of the color, and added special things to the days that she already knew about to save her time.

Kaitlin can easily change out the calendar each month by opening the flap on the back of the frame and inserting the new month – quick and easy for her versus the original dry erase board she wanted at the local big box store that she would have to write everything in on herself. With her busy schedule she needs easy and since it coordinated with her other items  – she loved it!

Here is a view of her dorm room wall with her message center completed above her desk. The paint on the wall was giving (our approved for use) command hooks fits and nothing would stick, so we got creative with some matching Rich Razzleberry ¼” Stiched Grosgrain Ribbon (item 126876) and thumb tacks to hang them with.

Message Center in dorm room

Later this week, I’ll show you the final project that I did for her room along with a video too – so watch for that. Mean while you can click HERE, HERE and HERE to see the other projects I made for her dorm room.


Paper: Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (126926), Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (130139), Island Indigo Card Stock (122923), Basic Black Card Stock (121045), and Rich Razzleberry Card Stock (115316)

Accessories: My Digital Studio (130647/130646), Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (119261) and Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die (127553), 11 x 14 frame from my local big box store

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Use Mystery Hostess Code 64XT62GT when placing your order and your name will be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing. This Mystery Hostess Code 64XT62GT will be good through Saturday, October 5th. The number of hostess will depend on the total sales and I’ll be drawing a hostess for every $150 in sales.

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code

Holiday Catalog Premiere Party Rescheduled

Christmas Open House Banner Rescheduled

‘Tis the Season to mix and mingle – Christmas bells will soon jingle!
The holidays will be here before you know it –

So why not come and enjoy some fun during my FREE Holiday Catalog Event?
Get inspired and start your holiday projects!

Click HERE to see my flyer with all the details

Whether you’re new to stamping, a seasoned pro or just curious –

Everyone’s Welcome!
The more the merrier, right? So bring a friend along too.

Sunday, October 6th
Stop in anytime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
An RSVP by Friday, October 4th is required to attend this event so that I can have enough goodies and supplies on hand for everyone.

Look forward to seeing you there! Did I mention this was a FREE event?

Click HERE to see my entire Calendar of Events

On a personal note – I want to thank everyone who sent their prayers, thoughts, and get well wishes to my husband who had an ATV accident on the way to the barn Friday night. It was something he does all the time, but for some reason this time the quick chore didn’t end well. Larry ended up being thrown from the ATV, bending like a pretzel, and hitting his head. Thankfully after a quite a few tests and a full check up in the ER he was sent home with a mild concussion. He is a bit bruised and sore but otherwise doing well so far. We feel blessed since he was extremely lucky and it wasn’t worse.

Here is a picture of the fort he tangled with – I think he is planning to walk to the barn for a while.


It’s a Summer of Possibilities with My Digital Studio

Can you believe it is already June 11th? Summer has started and is in full swing. I’m really excited to share with you my Luau 2013-2014 Catalog Launch Party – it’s a lot of fun and it’s FREE so why not check it out? And make sure you RSVP so I have lots of goodies for you when you get here!

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You’re Invited to my Luau 2013-2014 Catalog Launch Party:

Drop in anytime on

Saturday, June 22nd       or        Sunday, June 23th

  1:00 p.m. until 3 p.m.                  2:00 p.m. until 4 p.m.

                                                             Be my Guest

Come see all the new mouth watering In Colors

sweet stamps and all the yummy accessories

in the new catalog just released on May 31st

Free Make & Takes using our new stamps and accessories,

Door Prizes, refreshments and more!

And Best of All is it’s all FREE!

You can earn door prize drawing tickets for the following:

one ticket for a RSVP by Monday, June 18th;

one ticket for attending;

one ticket for bringing a friend (not already on my mailing list);

one ticket for every $25 in merchandise ordered;

one ticket if the friend you bring orders,

Five tickets for Booking a Private Party in July or August,

10 tickets for joining my Stampin’ Up! Family of demonstrators

Grand Prize Winner will receive over $50 in product!

 Join in the Fun and pick up your

                                     NEW Stampin’ Up! 2013-2014 Catalog

Click HERE to see my Calendar of Events

Click HERE for a copy of the Party Invitation with all the details.


My Digital Studio will make things so easy for you with these fun NEW Downloads just released today.

Summer of Possibilities (item 134705)

MDS Summer Possibilites Kit

Label It Stamp Brush Set (item 134736)

MDS Label It STamp

Why not Hast It Out with these fun greeting card templates (item 134696)

MDS Hast It Out

Isn’t it great that you can get our Designer Series Paper and use them forever?  The Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper (item 134735) found in our NEW 2013-2014 Catalog is just beautiful in person and now you can use it in your digital projects too!

MDS Venetian Romance DSP

And it’s only June 11th so why not check out our FREE June Wallpaper (item 134684)

Anchors Away June Wallpaper MDS

There is never a better time to get started with My Digital Studio than now. I’ll also be sharing a project with you during my Luau Catalog Launch Party so you can see just how easy it is to use! And did you know you can try it for FREE! You can click HERE for more information on the 30 Day FREE Trial and HERE for my upcoming classes.

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Just 4 Days Left to get your My Digital Studio print products and downloads for 25% off! Click HERE to see all the great items at 25% off.

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Retirement Party Giveaway Winners!

I’m a bit later posting this than I had hoped but we were having so much fun stamping and visiting at during the Retirement Party that we kept going until we were all partied out – lol. Then my internet didn’t want to co-operate with me.

For those of you who couldn’t attend I thought I would share with you a couple of the pictures I took. First the shot of the goodies table – I was very proud of myself that I remembered to take one before we dug in. All the goodies were in keeping with the Bon Voyage theme.

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And here is a picture of some of us stamping one of the projects using our retiring items.

Retirement Party Make n Takes

I know, I know you want to know who the winners are right? That is what you’ve been waiting for. Winner’s names were drawn during the party by those in attendance. So drum roll please………

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  • Giveaway #1 (Designer Series Paper Stack – 2 winners)

Mandy S.

Randy S.

  • Giveaway #2 (Pack of Buttons)

Mary S.

  • Giveaway #3 (Designer Series Paper Stack)

Jane F.

  • Giveaway #4 (Embossing Powder)

Mary S.

Congratulations Winners! For those of you, who won something and didn’t attend the party, please email me with your information so that I can get you your item. (Please include Retirement Party Giveaway Winner in the subject line of your email.)

Want to see some of the projects from the Retirement Party? Come back tomorrow and see the great little gift everyone attending received. A Bon Voyage Post it Note Holder along with a tutorial on how they were made!

And Remember –  When you place an order using Hostess Code 69D43KUE thru May 30th I’ll send you a FREE Boutique Boxes Kit PDF class tutorial for a 6 fun filled projects along with alternate ideas!

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*If you place an order that qualifies you for Hostess Rewards on your own please don’t use my Hostess Code since you won’t earn your benefits.

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What’s Your Best Guess?

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It won’t be long and this year’s Retirement List will be out – There is always a lot of speculation as to which stamp sets will be on the retirement list and this year I thought it would be fun to see who can guess what’s on this year’s list.

So…… I thought why not make it a contest to see who predicts most accurately, and of course, there has to be a prize if it’s a contest – Right? And I have something special for that lucky winner.

Sound like fun? Want to see if you are the one who gets the most right? Who will be the closest? You or maybe your friend? Well there is only one way to test yourself and see how you stack up.  Are you up to the challenge and want to play?

Well here are the details-

  • Make a list of the top 10 stamp sets that you think are retiring. Then add 1 more in case I need a tie breaker.
  • Send me an email – subject line Retirement Party Contest  (to [email protected])
  • Include your name, address, and phone number (I’ll need these if you’re the winner so I can get your prize to you.) along with your list
  • Email me you list by 9 p.m. Friday, April 19th

Then sit back and wait for the Retirement List…..It’s coming soon and if you’re on my mailing list I’ll send one right to your inbox when it is announce later this month! If you’re not on my mailing list why not sign up now? You’ll find my sign up box for my Newsletter at the top right hand corner right here on my blog – And you’ll receive a free gift when you do – a free tutorial just for you!

Want to join in more Retirement Party fun? Watch face book and here too for more Retirement Party Information and Giveaways!

But for now – Save the date, Sunday, May 19th, for my 2013 Retirement Party!  More details will becoming soon. There will be lots of goodies and even a project or two. We’ll have saying goodbye to our old favorites and but we’ll be getting ready to welcome the new too.

Sale-a-Bration Saturday

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Stop in for this FREE event where you can make a FREE project using our NEW Spring Catalog products. RSVP is required 24 hours prior to the event to attend. I’ll need a guest count to prepare projects for everyone.

Saturday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Drop me an email ([email protected]) or call me (706 754-7124) – It’s FREE so why not bring a friend along too?

Click HERE to see flyer

You’re Invited to My FREE Event!

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Come join me as I start my 5th year as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during my FREE Sale-a-bration Celebration Event!

There will be food, fun and great company. You’ll get to make a FREE project or maybe two using our NEW Spring Catalog products along with seeing great samples. And of course what celebration would be complete without prizes?

Date: Sunday, January 20th

Time: 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Where: Jini’s Classroom in Clarkesville (contact me for directions)

Be sure to RSVP – I need to have a guest count to prepare projects and prizes! Drop me an email to [email protected] or call me at 706 754-7124 with your RSVP today!

Bring a NEW stamping friend and each of you’ll receive a special surprise!

Click HERE to see my flyer with all the details


Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

OMG! Sit back and take a look at today’s special door busters! What a great time to get the things on your wish list or a gift for someone too.

Here are today’s limited time door busters:

Monday, November 19th, midnight until 11:50 p.m. (MT)




Retail   Price

Sale Price



Simply Scored Diagonal Plate





Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine





Big Shot Doctor’s Bag




If you’ve wanted one of our Big Shots and haven’t gotten it yet now is the time! For today only it is 20% OFF! Check the Online Extravaganza list HERE to see the other Big Shot items also on Sale during the Online Extravaganza along with the complete list of items available for up to 50% OFF.

My gift to you – anyone who purchases a Big Shot from me during the Online Extravaganza I’ll be offering a special class (valued at $25) to you that shows all the wonderful things the Big Shot does! (I’ll announce the class dates and times soon.)

Big Shot bag

Want to store and carry the Big Shot in style? Why not get the Big Shot Doctor’s Bag – it’s sooo stinking cute. My 17 year old daughter was always trying to sneak mine out of my classroom to use, so I ended up asking her if she wanted one of her very own!

Click HERE to see the PDF showing ALL our fabulous Online Extravaganza items.

Then sit back have a cup of cocoa and make your list.  Want Worry free shopping?  Place your Online Extravaganza order directly with me by phone (706 754-7124) or email ([email protected]) as soon as you finalize your list and I’ll take care of the details for you to make sure you get the best deals!

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Luau Catalog Launch – Door Prize Winner!

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. We enjoyed ours here with the traditional food, party and fireworks. I know I haven’t posted in a while but I’ve had a lot of stuff going on with family – but I’m back now.

I wanted to share with you today some pictures of the Luau Catalog Launch event. We had a lot of fun trying out some of the new products found in the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog during the event while doing the two FREE make n’ takes and getting to see some of the new products and samples in person.

Everyone who attended received a little gift from me – a Catalog Survival kit. I made the kits using our NEW In Color, Summer Starfruit and the Comfort Café Designer Series Paper – I just love the designs in this package of DSP!

For those of you who weren’t able to make it, over the next few days, I’ll be sharing those make n’ take cards with you.

If you haven’t gotten the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog yet and want one why not drop me an email or give me a call and I’ll be happy to tell you how you can get your own NEW 2012-2013 Catalog along with your own Catalog Survival Kit as my gift to you.

Here is a photo of the table of “goodies”. I always have so much fun making special goodies for my fellow stampers. My recipe for the Maui Artichoke and Crab dip was a huge hit – So much so, everyone who tried it wanted the recipe and suggested that I share it with you here on my blog.

The recipe is quick and easy to make and was wonderful warm or cold, although I have to say family liked it better warm. It does make a huge batch and I knew I wouldn’t use it all in one day so I actually cut out the center of the bread to fit a serving dish in which I could just set the dip after I warmed it. This dip kept well in the frig too; it didn’t last long enough for me to try and freeze some.

King’s Hawaiian Maui Artichoke and Crab Dip

2 16 oz. loaves King’s Hawaiian Bread

3 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese, softened

1 c. Mayonnaise

1/3 c. Dijon Mustard

¾ tsp. Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

2 14 oz. cans Artichoke Hearts, drained & chopped

12 oz. cooked Crab Meat, fresh or frozen, (imitation may be used)

8 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Carefully hollow out one of the loaves to within 1 inch of sides and bottom. Cube the remaining loaf and bread that was removed into 1-inch chunks. Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder, until smooth. Fold in artichoke hearts and crab. Gently warm seafood mixture in microwave or stovetop, remove from heat. Reserving a ½ cup cheese for garnishing, mix remaining cheese into mixture. Pour warm dip into hollowed bread loaf. Garnish with remaining cheese. Arrange bread cubes around loaf when ready to serve. Serve warm or cold.

Makes 1 quart

Preparation time; 20 minutes

I know you have waiting patiently to learn who won the Grand Drawing Prize of over $75 in product on display at the Luau Catalog Launch event. So I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Drum Roll please…………Congratulations to Jill whose name was drawn after the event and won this little pail full of wonderful Stampin’ Up! products.

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