Catalog Launch Party

With the NEW 2014-2015 Catalog here, it’s always fun to get together and play with some of the new products.

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Be my guest at this FREE event on Saturday, June 21st

See the NEW 2014-2015 Catalog & Project Life products

Drop in anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P so that I’ll have enough projects and goodies prepared for everyone!

Click HERE for my calendar of Events

Click HERE for a printable flyer with all the details (pdf)

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Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, June 9th 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Color Refresh Pocket Ring

Want to see one of the FREE goodies that those who attended my Luau Catalog Launch this past weekend could choose from?  I created the cover in My Digital Studio. Here are the Color Refresh Pocket Rings that I made for my Luau Catalog Launch.

Color Refresh Pocket Ring Group

This item was recently inspired by my friend Cindy whom didn’t have a color ring with her while out shopping. Gasp and horror!  I’ve got one that I carry in my purse that I’ve had for years. (You can click HERE to see that blog post.)

So I got to thinking after hearing her story that others might enjoy having one too – So I came up with the Color Refresh Pocket Ring.  Here is a close up of the color ring.  They seemed to be a big hit with my ladies.

Color Refresh Pocket Ring Close up

Is this something that you’d like to carry with you too? Want to make one of these for yourself?  Well it’s easy. All you need is my organization file folder labels that I’ve posted HERE and some card stock.

These little rings are 2″ x 3″ and hold all 4 of our Color Collections in addition to the 2 sets of In Colors.

Want one but don’t want to make one yourself? That’s ok – Just click the PayPal button to purchase one from me for just $10 (including postage) and I’ll mail it out to you lickety split!


Great New Color Markers now available INDIVIDUALLY!

In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack.  Now, Stampin’ Up! has sweetened the deal.

For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors (does not include the In Colors) in the pack or on their own! So go ahead and fill in the missing pieces to your collection or buy the whole lot.






Stampin’ Write Marker New Color KitBermuda Bay, Blushing   Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool  Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria   Wonder



 Bermuda Bay   Stampin’ Write Marker



 Blushing Bride   Stampin’ Write Marker



 Calypso Coral   Stampin’ Write Marker



 Crushed Curry   Stampin’ Write Marker



 Island Indigo   Stampin’ Write Marker



 Pear Pizzazz   Stampin’ Write Marker



 Pool Party Stampin’   Write Marker



 Smoky Slate   Stampin’ Write Marker



 Soft Sky Stampin’   Write Marker



 Wisteria Wonder   Stampin’ Write Marker

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Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit Item # 130034

Update your Many Marvelous Markers pack with the new colors so you don’t have to repurchase markers you already have! Includes insert to put in your Many Marvelous Markers pack.  10 markers.  (Doesn’t include In Colors.)

New Marker Color Kit Includes the following Colors: Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder

Isn’t that great news?

Stop back by tomorrow because I’ll be sharing with you the little goodie that everyone who attending the Luau Catalog Launch Party received and a video showing you how to make it!

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Luau Catalog Launch Party Winners Announced

Want to see more photos from my Luau Catalog Launch Party? Yesterday I shared with you some photos of everyone working on the Make ‘n Takes so today I thought I’d share a couple photos of the food table.

Luau Catalog Launch food

This first one is the whole table – sigh, I thought I was doing so good Sunday but I took this before I heated up the yummy crab dip. Many of you commented on how much you liked the punch. Well the punch I made this year was sooo quick and easy.

Want to know the secret recipe? Well I was feeling rather adventurous earlier this spring and ran across Tampico Punch in a gallon jug at my local Ingles and so I gave the Mango Punch a try.  Added a 2 liter bottle of Ginger ale and voila’ – my Luau punch was discovered! Like I said quick and easy, right?

Here is a close up photo of my cupcakes. I think these little flip flops are just too stinking cute! I found them on Pinterest for my daughter’s graduation party and had so much fun making them I thought the ladies would enjoy them too. Aren’t they cute?

Luau Catalog Launch Flip Flop CupcakesLast but not least here is my display table showing off some of our new products in the 2013-2014 Catalog.

Luau Catalog Launch Display Table

I bet your asking yourself  – What about the door prize? As well as the Retirement List Hostess Code and FREE Shipping Contest winners from April’s contests? right?  Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten… lol.

As promised here are the lucky winners! Drum roll please…….

Luau Catalog Launch 2013 Door Prize

The lucky Luau Catalog Launch Party Grand Prize Winner (valued at over $50) is………….Check out my quick video of the drawing………oh the suspense!

And now for the Retirement List Hostess Code and FREE Shipping Contest winners:

The following two winners will receive an assortment of our Tag a Bag items, one of our NEW Catalog products (each assortment includes some of our Tag a Bag Gift Bags, Tag a Bag Boxes along and an assortment from the Accessory Kit – valued at over $10)

Prize Drawing

Retirement Hostess Code Drawing – Sue

Free Shipping Contest – Shirley

The lucky winners will be sent an email  – So check your inboxes ladies!

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Flower Shop

This past weekend I held my Luau Catalog Launch Party here in Clarkesville and wanted to share with you the Make n’ Take we made using the Flower Shop Stamp Set (item 130939/130942).

Luau Catalog Launch Make n Take Flower Shop

I made this card using our Flower Shop Bundle (Item 132727/132726 found on page 95) in our NEW 2013-2014 Catalog. Did you know that there are more bundles than ever are available in the new catalog? And when you purchase any bundle you’ll get a 15% discount! How great is that!

Don’t you love our NEW In Colors they’re just so yummy? I used the Crisp Cantaloupe from the 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (item 130136) and teamed it up with Calypso Coral for a soft tone on tone look.

I think everyone had a good time getting together, seeing all the new catalog items, getting some free goodies, and stamping their Make and Take.

Here are some pictures of everyone stamping on Sunday afternoon. (Ooops, I forgot to take pictures on Saturday.)

Luau Catalog Launch 2013 group (2)

I always love to see how my stamping friends change up a design when they make their own. I’ve got such a creative group of ladies.

Luau Catalog Launch 2013 group (1)

Want to learn more about my stamping events? Why not sign up for my monthly Newsletter – it’s FREE and you’ll get tips and hints for stamping along with information about my upcoming events. You’ll find the sign up box on the right hand side at the top of my blog.

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Luau Catalog Launch Door Prize

You can still participate.  Your name will be entered into my door prize drawing; you’ll get a chance for every $25 in merchandise ordered.  How you ask? Just place an order with me or in my Online Store using Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R before 8 p.m. (ET) on Monday, June 24th – My Luau Catalog Launch Door Prize is valued at over $50!

Here is a picture of the Luau Door Prize – Wonder who the winner will be? I’ll be announcing the winner in tomorrow’s blog post!

Luau Catalog Launch 2013 Door Prize


Stamp Set: Flower Shop (130939/130942*) and Express Yourself (Exclusive Hostess item 130336/130339)

Inks: Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe

Paper: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks (item 130136), Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White

Accessories: Pansy Punch (item 130698*), 1″ Square Punch (item 124094), and Postage Stamp Punch (item 122344)

*Available in Bundle (item 132727/132726)

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Banner Greetings

Banner Greetings is a great set that is very versatile and it’s also one of our NEW exclusive Hostess Stamp Sets that you can earn for hosting a private party.  And with the new 2013-2014 Catalog just launched on June 1st it’s a great time to get together with your friends and hold a party!

Banner Greetings Janie June TEAM Swap

My TEAM member Janie created this card for her swap at our June meeting. Isn’t it lovely?

I just love the bling! Did you know you can change the color of our Basic Rhinestones with a Sharpie®? Don’t have a Sharpie®, just use a little Crystal Effects and the Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill of your choice!

Would you like one of the Banner Greetings Stamp Sets for your own? Are you interested in holding a private party of your own? Click HERE for more details on being a Hostess or contact me directly by phone 706 754-7124 or email at [email protected] – I’d love to set up a time to show you and your friends some fun and easy projects sometime soon.


Stamp Set: Banner Greetings (item 129711/129714) and Papillon Potpourri (item 132058/123759)

Inks: Versa Mark

Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pool Party and Island Indigo card stock

Accessories: Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (item 129984), Pool Party Embossing Powder, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch

2013-2014 Luau Catalog Launch Party

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There is still time to RSVP. Don’t live locally? Can’t make it to the Party?

You can still participate.  Your name will be entered into my door prize drawing; you’ll get a chance for every $25 in merchandise ordered.  How you ask? Just place an order with me or in my Online Store using Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R before 8 p.m. (ET) on Monday, June 24th – My Luau Catalog Launch Door Prize is valued at over $50!

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R

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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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Betsy’s Blossoms

Here is the second Make N Take that we made using the stamp set, Betsy’s Blossoms, at the Luau Catalog Launch. Don’t you just love the little bird?

Betsy’s Blossoms is such a great stamp set to use with our NEW Foam Classic Ink Pads just introduced in June with our NEW Catalog. It shows just how great the Foam Ink Pads are with bold images.

Would you like a chance to see some of the new products just introduced in the 2012-2013 Catalog? Why not get together with some friends and have an EXPRESS PARTY with me? In just one hour you can see the latest products that Stampin’ Up! has to offer and make your own card creations! Give me a call and set up your party time today!


Stamp Set: Betsy’s Blossoms and Friendly Phrases

Inks: Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse and Lucky Limeade

Paper: Floral District Designer Series Paper, Midnight Muse, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White

Accessories: Daffodil Delight ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Paper Snips

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Flowering Flourishes

As promised here is the first of the two Make n Takes that we made at my Luau Catalog Launch Event past month. This card uses our NEW stamp set Flowering Flourishes. When I saw this stamp set, I just fell in love with it. I could quickly see all the different ways I could use these three stamps that are included in the Flowering Flourishes set. I think it is a Flowering Flourishes is a really versatile stamp set to have on hand that you’ll find tons of uses for!

So far, I think that the NEW In Color Primrose Petals is probably my favorite of the group of In Colors this year. When I combined it with our NEW embossing folder, Delicate Designs and the Large Scallop Edgelit I thought the card had a very vintage feel – how about you? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

This Flowering Flourishes card was such a big hit with everyone at the Luau that I’ve decided to use it as my swap for this month’s SINK meeting too. I’m hoping my fellow demos will like the card as much as I do.                    Stamp Set: Flowering Flourishes and Sweet Essentials

CS: Whisper White and Primrose Petals

Ink: Primrose Petals

Accessories: Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Big Shot Delicate Designs Folders, and Large Scallop Edgelits

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

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.

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)


You’re Invited to my Luau Catalog Launch Party

Drop in anytime on
Saturday, June 23rd at 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 24th at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Click HERE for all the details

Just call me, email me
to RSVP now to hold your spot
that way I’ll have enough supplies
for your free Make n’ Takes

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