Monday, October 16, 2017

PICK A PUMPKIN MINI PIZZA BOX:

Hello there! Here's the second project we'll be making tomorrow night at TNT Tuesday! It's the adorable Mini Pizza Box featuring the Eclipse Technique with a little twist. I stacked the die cut for a Two Tiered effect.. Make plans to attend tomorrow and make this adorable treat holder!

I intended to get this project made and posted last week, but my dad died a week ago today. As you can imagine it was a busy & exhausting & difficult week:(

He had a massive stroke in May and was working hard to get better, but there was just too much damage done, and he'd been declining the past couple of months.

He was in a care facility an hour away, and even after placing him in Hospice 6 weeks ago, we couldn't get him back home:( It was getting harder and harder to go see him-so painful to see him in that condition. I'd cry the whole way over and the whole way back. He never complained but the nurses said he was probably in quite a bit of pain:( I'm just so thankful the good Lord took him and didn't allow him to suffer anymore.

I kept this beautiful arrangement because it's so sunny and makes me happy to look at it, and it smells amazing:) I'm also so thankful that his mind never really recovered enough for him to realize how truly awful his quality of life was. He thought he worked there, God love him:) I've visited him at the cemetary a couple of times since we laid him to rest Friday and his picture was still there. Kind of makes me think I'm running into him when I'm out & about:)

Please let me know ASAP if you want to attend if you haven't already. I'll be prepping kits tonight, so let me know soon:)

You'll learn how to master the Eclipse Technique and make this lovely card as well. You'll get 2 cards with supplies needed, step by step instructions and a space for a sample of the technique. The cost of the class is $15 or FREE with a $25 order. The class works perfectly with the Memories & More Kraft Album & Pocket Pages-which can be part of your order to get the class for free. The TNT Tuesday! Class meets at First Christian Church from 6-8 tomorrow. I hope to hear from you SOON! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

MERRY PATTERNS BONUS:

Hello there! I want to let you know about the Merry Patterns promotion going on through the month of October. Anyone who hosts a workshop and has $300 in sales gets this beautiful stamp set Merry Patterns for FREE! It's an 11 piece photopolymer set and is only available for a limited time.

When you host a workshop you earn Stampin' Rewards to redeem for free product of your choice. You also have access to stamp sets that are available to Hostesses only, which are priced below suggested retail so your Rewards go farther. I'm going to sweeten the deal even more by throwing in a BONUS pack of cards for FREE using this stamp set!

Here is the first of 5 cards you'll get in the BONUS pack. It features the adorable Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments.

This is the second card you'll receive-perfect for any guys on your Christmas card list.

Here's a lovely traditional card featuring gold embossing.

This is the 4th card featuring the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and Gold Mini Sequin Trim.

And here's the last card featuring the lovely Petal Garden DSP Stack, that you can earn for FREE this month during the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP promotion going on.

Plan on attending my Card Buffet on Thursday, November 2nd and you can make this card, also featuring the Merry Patterns set.

I am looking for 2 more people to host a workshop/party in October. In addition to the Hostess Rewards, FREE Merry Patterns stamp set and BONUS card pack, you'll get a Hostess gift from me and all of this will come to you with no tax or shipping. I still have several dates available for us to get together with your fiends and have a fun night of stamping! I'm excited to be able to give you a FREE stamp set and 6 ideas for what you can make with it before you even ink it up. Email me today to set a date for your own party. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Friday, October 13, 2017

TNT TUESDAY! CLASS:

Hello there! I'm holding my first TNT TUESDAY! Class this week! It stands for Tips & Techniques. I decided to demonstrate the Eclipse Technique, as it is so popular right now.

I designed the projects to work with the Memories & More Album and Pocket Pages. Each month I'll give each attendee 2 cards with an explanation of the technique and supplies needed. We 'll make a small sample of the technique as a reference. And we'll make a full size card featuring that month's technique. We'll also make another project featuring this technique.

The cost of the class is $15, or FREE with a $25 order. If you're interested in getting the class for free, you can order the Kraft Or Basic Black Album, Variety Pack Pocket Pages and $9 worth of your favorite adhesives or anything else you'd like on Tuesday and have everything you need for next month's class.

This is the Basic Black 6" x 8 "Album. You can have your choice of this or the Kraft Album. The Pocket Pages will hold enough cards for at least 16 months and 16 different techniques, so it's a great deal!

I hope you'll plan to attend this fun & exciting new class and learn a new technique! The class is this Tuesday, October 17th at First Christian Church in Room 7. Please let me know ASAP if you want to attend so I can get your projects prepped for you. Email me at: lmel09@q.com to tell me you want to attend. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

FUNTASY FOOTBALL BOARD!

Hello there! Are you ready for some Funtasy Football? It's only October 4th and the board is starting to fill up! For every $25 order, you pick a number on the board. When the board is full I'll draw a number for a $50 Shopping Spree! Pick several spots and increase your chances:) I also wanted to remind everyone that Card Buffet is tomorrow from 4-8 at First Christian Church on Burlington.

Here's the choices that are available to make, minus the popsicle card-thought it's time to say good-bye to summer:)

Instead you can make this card featuring the exclusive set Merry Patterns. It's only available through the end of October. It's free to a Hostess with a qualifying Workshop/party of $300, in addition to all the other Hostess Benefits. Plus, I'm sweetening the deal by throwing in a BONUS card pack featuring 5 cards made with this set so you'll have lots of ideas for putting it to use right away. If you're interested in hosting a party and getting this set and BONUS card pack for FREE, please contact me soon-my calendar is getting full:)

Plan to stop by tomorrow and check out all display tables I'll have of the upcoming classes I'm holding. There will be sign-up sheets and there's also several promotions going on, so make sure to come check out all the great deals. Please let me know if you'll attend so I can have a little surprise for you. Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

ROCKTOBER!



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Hello there! We are quickly approaching October and it is going to be one jam-packed month of fun! There is going to be so much going on I decided I needed to give you a little heads up so you can get a game plan down. And speaking of game plan...starting in October I'll have a Funtasy Football Board going where you get to pick a number with every $25 order. Once the board is full I'll draw a number, and someone will win a $50 Shopping Spree! There are several promotions going on, so you may want to get your name on the board several times! We'll kick the month off with a World Card Making Day Event which runs through October 1-10. You'll get 15% off Note Cards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. You'll also get a Bonus Deal on Fast Fuse Adhesive. Buy one and get 2 refills FREE!

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Next up is the DSP Sale which runs from October 1-31. Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Choose from 13 packages, and SU! will even let you buy the least expensive ones and get the more expensive Specialty DSP as your FREE choice! It's a great time to stock up!

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October is the perfect month to try out Paper Pumpkin if you never have, or resubscribe if you've been a customer in the past. You're going to get 2 coordinated kits back to back which will take care of your cardmaking and gifting projects this Christmas. And if they're as cute as I'm anticipating, you'll be able to order extra refills as a perk of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, to share with everyone on your 'Nice List'. PLUS, I"m going to sweeten the deal and let you pick out a FREE unused past Paper Pumpkin kit from my stash if you sign up by October 10. Sign up first so you can get first pick!


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Book a Workshop/party anytime from now through October and get this exclusive Host set Merry Patterns for FREE! Get your friends together with a simple snack and I'll provide everything for a fun night of stamping and help you earn some free stuff on your wish list. PLUS you'll receive a BONUS pack of cards using the Merry Patterns set so you'll have more ideas when you get your own set!

Okay, now that's a lot to take in, but there's more! I've added 3 brand new classes starting in October as well. We'll kick off the month with Card Buffet, which is on Thursday October 5 from 4-8. The cost is $3 per card or 12 for $30. As always, for every $25 order, you get one of your cards for FREE! PLUS that will get you a spot on the Funtasy Football Board!

Next is the brand new Happy Hour Class which will be held on Thursday, October 12 at Martinis from 6-8. You'll make 2 cards while sipping on your favorite half-priced drinks all night. The cost for the class is $10 or FREE with a $25 order! PLUS get a spot on the Funtasy Football Board!

TNT Tuesday will be held on Tuesday, October 17 from 6-8. I'll teach you a different technique each month and share tips and training along the way! The cost of the class is $15 or FREE with a $25 order! PLUS get a spot on the Funtasy Football Board!

Coffee Break will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 11-1 at Dunn's Bros. Coffee. Come make 2 fun projects while enjoying your favorite latte or tea. The cost for the class is $10 or FREE with a $25 order! PLUS get a spot on the Funtasy Football Board!

And I have one more Special Event! I'm holding a Stamp-A-Stack on Friday, October 27 from 3-8 at First Christian Church. Come spend a fun day of stamping & snacking! You'll make 20 Christmas cards with envelopes-4 each of 5 designs. PLUS I'll provide supper, drinks and lots of yummy snacks. Don't miss this fun day of fun with friends and stamping & snacking!

I told you it was a lot to take in! Make plans to come to the Card Buffet on Thursday, October 5th and see displays of all the class offerings and promotions going on. Don't worry, I'll have flyers for you to take with you so you can do some 'studying' and see what works best for you. If I haven't already heard from you, please let me know if you plan to attend on October 5th, as I'll have a special treat for you and don't want you to be left out! Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to kick off this Fall season off with you! (Did you see what I did there?)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

HAPPY HOUR CLASS:

Hello there! I'm so excited...in less than 2 weeks I hold my first Happy Hour Class at Martinis! Come make these fun cards while sipping on half-priced drinks all night:) The cost is $10 or get the class for FREE with a $25 order! These are the 2 projects that we'll be making. I wanted to keep them pretty simple because I'm going to have some new stampers and well, it's half-priced drinks all night, so we may need simple:)

This card features the set Mixed Drinks, which will fit in just fine! I started with a Daffodil Delight base and randomly stamped the lemon image with Daffodil Delight ink as well. I flagged the bottom of a piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock and adhered it to the base with SNAIL. Next I stamped the glass with Smoky Slate ink and the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock. I used the 1" Circle Punch to punch it out. I stamped the margarita with Pear Pizzazz ink and stamped the straw with Melon Mambo ink. I attached the sentiment with a Dimensional and added a Whisper White Baker's Twine bow with a Glue Dot.

For the second card I used the set Sprinkles of Life. I started with a Whisper White base and added a layer of Pacific Point Cardstock. On top of that I added a piece of Birthday Memories DSP. I ran a piece of Whisper White Cardstock through the Big Shot using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I stamped the cupcake bottom with Soft Suede ink onto So Saffron Cardstock and cut it out with my Paper Snips. I stamped the frosting with Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and used the coordinating Tree Builder Punch to punch it out.

I adhered the square to the DSP using SNAIL and added the cupcake bottom with SNAIL. I attached the frosting with Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment with Soft Suede ink onto a strip of Whisper White Cardstock and flagged both ends. I adhered it to the base with a couple of Dimensionals. I then stamped the candle with Soft Suede ink onto Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and cut it out with Paper Snips. I attached it to the frosting with SNAIL and added a few Brights Enamel Shapes. I finished it off by tying a piece of Old Olive Baker's Twine around the card and tied a bow

I hope you'll make plans to join me on Thursday, October 12 from 6-8pm at Martinis in downtown Burlington. It's sure to be fun night of sipping and stamping! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

MERRY PATTERNS CARD:



Hello there! I wanted to share this festive Christmas card that will be available to make at my Card Buffet coming up again in 2 weeks. It features the exclusive set Merry Patterns, and is only available through the end of October. You get this lovely stamp set for FREE when you host a Workshop with $300 in sales. You'll get this set in addition to the Stampin' Rewards when you host a SU! party.

I started with a Whisper White base and randomly stamped the branches with Old Olive ink. On top of that I added a layer of Merry Little Christmas DSP. I then wrapped a piece of Quilted Christmas Ribbon around the card and tied a bow. Next, I stamped the deer with Soft Suede ink onto a square of Whisper White Cardstock. On a scrap piece of cardstock, I inked up the sweater with Real Red ink and cut it out with my Paper Snips. I attached it to the deer with SNAIL. I added a piece of Real Red Cardstock behind the Whisper White with SNAIL as well. I added Dimensionals to the back of the Real Red Cardstock and adhered it over the ribbon, making sure to clear it.

I stamped the sentiment with Real Red ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the strip underneath it using one of the candle images with Old Olive ink. I attached the sentiment over the top with Dimensionals. Finally I added a pair of Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish it off.


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As some of you may know, I'm working really hard to earn the SU! Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles. I would love to help you get this stamp set for FREE by having you invite some of your friends over for a fun night of stamping! PLUS, I'm going to sweeten the deal a little more, and give you a BONUS card box with 5 cards using this stamp set to give you even more ideas! If this sounds like something you'd be interested in shoot me an email or better yet, come to my Card Buffet on Thursday, October 5th anytime from 4-8 at First Christian Church in Burlington. I'll have several displays set up of upcoming events I'm holding, and you'll be able to see everything in person. If you know you'll be there please let me know so I can have a little surprise for you:) Thanks so much for stopping by!