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My Favorite Picture, Stampin' Up! Cruise

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Tom and I are enjoying a lazy day on one of the promenade deck on the Royal Caribbean in the Southern Caribbean, Life is good!

This picture was taken on the promenade deck while on the Stampin' Up! Panama Cruise 2007.  We were participating in a walk for Brest Cancer and my Mom was cheering everyone on as they rounded the deck.  I know this isn't her favorite picture - but I love this picture of her, her eyes are full of life and her smile of complete happiness. 

Many of you know she has been battling Ovarian Cancer for the past 4 years.  Her cancer has become resistant to the Chemo and it is no longer being effective, so they are trying some experimental drug. We are moving into more unfamiliar grounds and again reminded to take one day at a time. We have appreciated all the prayers for her the past few years and ask that you continue to pray for us in this next leg in our journey.

My Mom is an incredible person. Always positive seeing the glass half full not empty and seeing the good in others, supportive and encouraging.  She has been a huge part of my Stampin' Up! business while not being a stamper herself, and so very proud of what I do. This cruise is a bitter sweet... My Mom wasn't able to come with us this year, she has enjoyed 3 Stampin' Up! cruises along with Tom and I.  But  I know she will be excited to see our pictures and hear all about it when we get home.  

Stampingly,

Patsy

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Free Big Shot or $100 in Free Dies

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April's Big Shot Class Projects

You heard me right! May and June are busy months in Minnesota with great weather, weddings and graduation.  So I am offering a special bookin' bonus for anyone who books a  workshop (mini card class) in May or June.

The last chance list is coming, and we are retiring over 24 colors!  Be the one to offer a FUN class to invite your friends to...and, I'm going to give a way a FREE BIG SHOT!! (or 100.00 in dies if you own one already)

Here is the deal! I am starting a new kind of workshop called mini-card classes.  You and your friends will get to make 5 cards for only $5.00, and then if they put in a $30 order or more their cards are FREE!!  

All you need to do is gather 6-10 friends, I will come to you with everything cut and ready!!  Trust me...it will be FUN!    Everyone loves making 5 cards, and I will include the envelopes.

If I get at least 3 bookings from this email, then I will draw for a FREE BIG shot! That's a 116.00 VALUE! Or if you already own the Big Shot, you can pick out 100.00 of your choice in dies!!!

If for some reason, I don't get three bookings....(LIKE who wouldn't want to schedule one of these fun classes!) Then whoever does schedule one will get a one-time 30% off coupon on the Big Shot or Big shot products. Classes must be scheduled for May or June, and the Big Shot will be given away after all the workshops are held.

Email Meto book your Minicard class today!
Don't forget I will be out of my stampin' office until May 4th while we are on the Stampin' Up! Southern Caribbean Cruise! So I will return your email then.


 

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Stampin' Up! Cruise Swap!

Swapping on cruise is much different than swapping at other events.  At convention it looks like the floor of wall street with cards held in the air, swapping back and forth and complete excitement and even a bit of chaos.  Conventions swaps take days to complete the 100 - 200 cards you swap (and some demo's may even make hundreds more).  For cruise you only have to make one swap - visit the hospitality room and drop it into the share basket.  The great part is while you are on the ship you get to see all the cards that have been dropped of, as Stampin' Up! puts them on display.  

Here is my Southern Caribbean 2010 swap!
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The Designer Series Paper "Island Oasis" is the new paper from the Summer Mini Catalog.  The texture was created with the Big Shot Square Lattice Folder.  Your mini catalog should be arriving any day, if you have not received your copy just drop me an email and I will be happy to get one out to you! 

We set sail today.  I can't thank you all enough for your continued support of my business.  This is the 8th incentive trip I have earned through Stampin' Up!  We are treated like royalty and every moment is precious. 

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Stampin' Up! Color Renovation

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My downline The Definitely Diva Stampers are amazing!  We had our quarterly Stamp & Share on Saturday.  They surprised me with the most beautiful Flowers, cake and cards for my Birthday.   I wanted to share the amazing bouquet, while some of the colors are soon to retire... their beauty will last forever. 

At Stampin’ Up!®, color is an important part of our identity.   It’s fundamental to your ability to create and be creative. That also means that it’s important for you to be able to stay up-to-date with the trends in color to keep your artwork fresh and exciting.   That’s why Stampin' Up! has worked so hard to present you with the Color Renovation— a refreshing, updated color palette! 

The New Color Collections are: Brights, Naturals, Rich and Subtles

Collection
Click Chart above to download and print your own!

There will be 40 core colors (rather than 48 + neutrals). This will make it easier to have more accessories that match all your colors.

Current Stampin' Up Colors

  • Regal Rose
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Real Red
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Night of navy
  • Not Quite Navy
  • Always Artichoke
  • Garden Green 
  • More Mustard
  • Bravo Burgundy
  • So Saffron
  • Certainly Celery
  • Bashful Blue
  • Perfect Plum
  • Rose Red
  • Pretty in Pink

Five all new colors

  • Early Espresso
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Cajun Craze
  • Marina Mist
  • Daffodil Delight

7 Returning In-Colors (which many of you already have)

  • Baja Breeze
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Riding Hood
  • River Rock
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Pacific Point

3 Currant In-Colors

  • Soft Suede
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Melon Mambo

We will say a fond farewell to...

  • Glorious Green
  • Green Galore
  • Gable Green
  • Yo Yo Yellow
  • Only Orange
  • Pink Passion
  • Pixie Pink
  • Orchid Opulence
  • Lovely Lilac
  • Brilliant Blue
  • Close to Cocoa
  • Creamy Caramel
  • Really Rust
  • Ruby Red
  • Cameo Coral
  • Summer Sun
  • Bordering
  • Blue Ballet Blue
  • Taken with Teal
  • Handsome Hunter
  • Pale Plum
  • Blush Blossom
  • Apricot Appeal
  • Barely Banana
  • Mellow Moss
  • Sage Shadow
  • Almost Amethyst
  • Lavender Lace
  • Basic Brown
  • Going Gray

That is a lot of farewells, but I am sure you will love working with the luscious collections giving you new and vibrant choices. The changes will take effect with the new release of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.

Be sure and contact me to stock up on your favorite colors that are leaving (and don't forget the reinkers)!

Farewell Chart

Fond farwell
Click Chart above to download and print your own!

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500 Club Hugs & Kisses Night

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It is always so exciting for me to plan and host a special night for my $500 club members.  Last week we made these projects at our Hugs & Kisses night, using the Hugs & Kisses notes along with glassine envelopes that are in the Occasions Mini.  Don't forget you have less than 2 weeks to order from the Occasions Mini don't miss your favorite stamp set or product.

At my 500 club events I have a $25 board... for every $25 they purchase their name goes into a drawing and we filled the board at the last event.  Vickie Schlosser was the lucky winner of $75 in free product of her choice.  Congratulations VIckie!

What is a 500 Club?

When you host a $500 workshop or more with me you become an exclusive member of the 500 Club for the next year.  During the year 500 Club members enjoy special events just for them with special offers, prizes and make & takes.    

I would love for you to be part of this exclusive group.  Book a workshop and we will work together to make it a $500 Party! Besides being in the 500 Club you also earn lots of wonderful free products!  Hugs & Kisses to everyone!

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Two Step into Spring Special

1 Inspired by Amy Czuba

This card we made at my monthly card class last Saturday along with 10 others, to take a peak at the other cards just click the image above. This sample was cased from Amy Czuba a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. 

My goal is to post an update to my blog in five minutes or less...hoping I can do that!   I will report at the end of this post how long it actually took!  You see many days it takes me over and hour to write a post, hence I don't do it everyday.  So if I could get this down to 5-10 min. and you are happy with the results I will try to post more often and not worry so much about what I am writing, after all you are interested in the stamping ideas, not what I have to say!

The stamp set used for this card is Flower Fancy and is one of the terrific stamp sets you can purchase for 20% off, you read that right!  Don't wait too long April will go fast as I will be leaving for the Southern Caribbean on the 24th. If you miss me you can always place your order online 24/7 through my website.

Don't delay take a peak at all of the stamp sets you can save BIG on this month!

Report it took me 13 minutes so I will have to speed up a bit!  How did I do?

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Medallion Stamp Set

Hope you had a wonderful Easter.  Many of you are probably off to jobs you aren't so happy to go to today. While it is a blessing to have a job, wouldn't it be wonderful to LOVE your job!  Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is one of the most rewarding "jobs" I have ever had.   I never grow tired of seeing the joy in peoples faces the first time they create a card. 

Growing my business is very important to me as I love being able to share what I love and hope it never ends.  One of the best ways for me to build my business is having stamping friends/customers join my team of Demonstrators.  It is like a family and often times I feel like a Mom, always wanting them to succeed and loving each one differently but the same.  Watching them grow their own business and seeing them reach their goals is another great joy. 

A special bonus as an "upline" that is my official title is getting hand stamped cards from my team members.  I thought it would be fun to start to share them once in a while.  This card was sent to me by my downline Julie Rutter.  She cased the card from Gretchen Barron.  Blue is one of my favorite colors and this card sits proudly on my desk. 

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Awash with Flowers

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Two Step Stamping has always been one of my favorites.  It is quick and easy and always looks like you fussed.    The Card is made using the brand-new Awash with Flowers. 

  • The base of the card is Mellow Moss
  • Matte is Chocolate Chip
  • Flowers So Saffron and Regal Rose

I cut out the Lattice Die  with my Big Shot and placed it on my Whisper White cards stock and then sponged with Mellow Moss to give it a stencil look, which is all the rage right now!

From April 1-30 only, you can buy the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set—or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop! 

Item Description Price
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) $39.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount) $27.95

Plus, get 20% off a selection of springy Two-Step Stampin' sets:

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $25.95 $20.76
113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $24.95 $19.96
111578 101 Flower Fancy $36.95 $29.56
113258 112 Trendy Trees $17.95 $14.36

Watch for some more fun samples this month

using Two Step Stamp Sets


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Floppy Bunnie

It is always the best day when I go to my mailbox and inside is a hand stamped card from a friend.  One of my customers/friend Kathy Moe sent me this card for Easter.  How cute is this! 

She cased the card from Marie Stamping Inspiration.

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Cardstock: Going Gray, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke

  • Eyes White 3/4" Circle Punch, Black 1/2" Circle Punch
  • Cheeks 1" Circle Punch
  • Feet 3/4" Circle & 3/16" Cropadile (6 circles)
  • Ears and Feet Wide Oval Punch (6)
  • Inside Ears Large Oval
  • Carrot Large Oval & Snowflake Punch
  • Body Top Note Bigz Die

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