THE PARTY IS ON!!! COME PLAY!

YES! the party is on!

OH, I realized (okay, Donna just called to say she was coming) I had not let everyone, YOU, know that this FRIDAY is Customer Apprection Party – starts at 6:00pm and goes until we or I fall sleep! I did remember to buy the candy (given) and have the Make n’ Takes and Have new toys to show…. I just forgot the most important – YOU! This is my (our) annual Thank You for being our customer! So if you have been to a class, bought glue or tape, ordered toys YOU are invited. I just thought everyone knew the first Friday of December to come play. No SNOW (sad me, happy neighbor whose mailbox gets hit) No tapioca (still haven’t learned to cook it – I promise, I will be able to next year, or the next year) But we have tons of fun planned for you. The picture was taken last night off my back deck – come see the beauty. Call and let me know you are coming so I have enough gifts on hand, or just come – you know I always do extra! See you Friday, when you can come!  Yes, this does mean it is December and Christmas is almost here – are you ready?  Me – ready – not so much!

Blends and Birthday Blooms!

FUN, FUN, FUN with Stampin’Blends!

 

This is the card we made at class last month to introduce everyone to Stampin’UP! Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  I love how easy they blend together with NO lines!

On this card I colored the entire flower and buds with LIGHT Pink Pirouette then went back and did my highlighting (really just followed the lines on the stamp) with the Dark Pink Pirouette.  Then I went back with LIGHT Pink Pirouette and blended the dark and light together.  I have found the easiest way to do this is one flower at a time and layer color on once then go back and add more in places as needed.  You need to try these for yourself.

A couple of tips:

Color each flower one at a time -they blend better wet, and they will go through the back of the paper so have something under your work.

The color does bleed out a tiny bit so you might want to not color all the way to the edge of the  stamped image.

Here is the link to learn about them and my personal special to get them in your hands!

Check out this Blends Brochure/ pricing and availability.

I am having a special for those of you that want the whole set which includes the Ivory, Bronze and Color Lifter!
If you buy the whole set from me you will get a stack of Just Add Color DSP.
Can’t afford a whole set at once – join my Blends Club – 3 months – each month get 4 sets of two for $47.00 per month. Plus you get the Ivory, Bronze and Color Lifter as well as the stack of Just Add Color DSP too!
Contact me here to join the club, order or with questions. You can also order online here and I will send the stack of DSP to you separately
 
Set: Birthday Blooms
C/S: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Inks:  Memento Black Ink Pad, Blends: Light & Dark Pink Pirouette, Light Old Olive
Others:  Merry Little Christmas DSP
 
 

I CAN COLOR AGAIN!!!

Stampin’ Up! has announced the AMAZING new Blends that go on sale Today – November 1st! You can buy them all at once, or a few at a time. What on earth are stamping blends?  Stampin’UP!’s new premier alcohol markers!  They are alcohol based markers that blend beautifully and make coloring so fun!  I can COLOR again!!!  I have to admit I am not a great colorer.  Now with the watercolor crayons of yesteryear I could color awesome – you could even see the shading!  Ink Pads, markers and aqua painter or blender pens – not so much!  Well let me tell you these alcohol markers are AWESOME!  I have been playing with them for about a month and we used them at class this month.  NO MORE LINES!  yes, you heard it here – you can color with no lines on the flowers, no lines in the middle of your circles and blending – out of this world.  Just the right amount of light and dark plus you can add layers of color or take them away.  

Check out this Blends Brochure/ pricing and availability.

I am having a special for those of you that want the whole set which includes the Ivory, Bronze and Color Lifter!
If you buy the whole set from me you will get a stack of Just Add Color DSP.
Can’t afford a whole set at once – join my Blends Club – 3 months – each month get 4 sets of two for $47.00 per month. Plus you get the Ivory, Bronze and Color Lifter as well as the stack of Just Add Color DSP too!
Contact me here to join the club, order or with questions. You can also order online here and I will send the stack of DSP to you separately
 

Check back over the next few days for cards made with the Blends!  If you want the best way to get the blends… 

Join my team and you will get one of the best deals Stampin’UP! has to offer.
You will get $125.00 worth of merchandise for only $99.00. You get to chose what you want, so you can even get your whole set of Blends for free!
The first three people to join will get the Merry Patterns Host Set FREE in addition to all your other merchandise. Contact me if you have any questions 608-237-7103 or wmc@crazysustampers.com.

YOU DID IT! Thank You So Much!

With your help I was able to send a check to American Red Cross for $300.00!  Stampin’UP! will match that so it will become $600.00!  Way to go FRIENDS!  This is a huge shout out to each of you that purchased anything from me in the last two months.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Here is the check!  As you can see by the date it took a bit longer than I thought!  I also have been working on my 2018 calendar so I made a mistake and just skipped the rest of 2017 and went to 2018!

Having lived in Texas for years, I have seen the devasation personally, so thank you for your help in helping the survivors of these storms.

Look for an amazing now post coming soon – hint – I can color again!!

 

Let’s Help Our Friends!

Having blessed with so much here in America, When one of us hurts we all hurt.  Having lived in Texas and  spent time in both Florida and the Cribbean I want to help out friends there.   I am going to try and do my part for the people in Texas, Florida and the caribbean. I will be donating 10% of all my sales for the rest of September to them. You will also get 10% off your order as well. If you order on line, once I see your order go through I will let you know how much credit you will get. Order directly from me and the 10% will come off immediately. Let’s see if we can raise $300.00 dollars – you game? I will be posting different cards to give you some ideas of what to do with your new toys! Contact me wmc@crazysustampers.com or 608-237-7103 – Let’s do this!

I love this set so I thought I would start with it.  Here are the directions:

Sets: Timeless Texture, Vintage Leaves

Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla

Inks: Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry

Other: Copper foil Paper, Copper Embossing Powder, Copper Trim, Versamark, Leaves Framlits

Steps/Instructions

First, when using a specialty paper, such as the copper foil as a mat on your cards, cut out the center and leave only a 1/2 inch border.  Use the middle of the paper for something else, like the leaves on this card.  Then cover with your layer and no one will ever know!

Stamp randomly different leaves using the different inks

Adhere ribbon on the back of Very Vanilla c/s using Tear Tape, Using Tear Tape adhere to copper layer

Embossed the leaves with copper embossing powder.  It gives them a beautiful texture.  Be careful though, heat from underneath because the copper paper can bubble.  Don’t hold the heat in one place to long time and keep the heat tool moving.  Also very slippery when stamping with the VersaMark. Adhere leaves with Tear tape, one piece down the middle.  Adhere Copper foil to Rich Razzleberry c/s using Tear Tape

Adhere copper bows, use Glue Dots to keep them in place

 

DID YOU GET YOUR NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG?!?

I am so excited about this new catalog.  I have been able to play with it for about a month.  We are going to have fun, fun, fun with all the new toys!  You still have a couple of days to order the Carols of Christmas Bundle (#146037 clear) before the new mini starts on September 1st!  

Yes, we have used this in a few… very few, classes already!  I will share one of the cards with you here.  I wish I was better at taking pictures so you could see how the trees sparkle with Wink of Stella.

The trees just pop in real life from the Wink of Stella.  I thought the red ribbon just added enough of a pop of color so you could still use this as a masculine Christmas card.  We will be having Christmas Card Classes in September and October.  You won’t want to miss them, go here to sign up right away.  

Used in this card:

Sets: Carol of Christmas

Inks: Tranquil Tide, Chocolate Chip

C/S:  Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Chocolate Chip

Others:  Card Front Builder Thinlits Die, Layering Square Framelits Die, Stitched Shape Framelit Dies, Wink of Stella, Red satin ribbon

Very Unusual Post

The post below is from someone who I know.  I believe this too.  Only love will get through in the end and we all must take a stand at some point.  So my little stand is to include his post for you to read.

My stamping information is to go check out the Clearance Rack!  (Under Home on the left second row down.)

New Deals on Clearance Rack

A new season is almost here, and that means it's time for some change. What else does it mean? New Clearance Rack deals! Visit our online store now and save up to 60% on select products. These deals won't last forever though, so fill up your shopping bag before supplies run out!

Friend's Post:

I rarely post on social issues, but the events in Charlottesville and the re-emergence of white supremacists are just too much to bear. What is sad and alarming is that for every one of those who chose to participate in that alt-right event, there are family members, colleagues and others behind the scenes who taught them to think such misguided thoughts. Richard Rodgers put this to words back in the musical "South Pacific" in 1949 as his characters lamented racism and talked about how it is spread.

You've got to be taught to hate and fear
You've got to be taught from year to year
It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade
You've got to be carefully taught

You've got to be taught before it's too late
Before you are six or seven or eight
To hate all the people your relatives hate
You've got to be carefully taught

As one who plays just a small role in teaching youths, and as a parent and an uncle, I pray that I can teach others not to hate but to practice justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).

Is it an Orange or is it a Peach?

I was making cards for our last SAS (next one is Sept 9th, get signed up now!) and I was using DSP.  I used two different packages – Whole Lot of Lovely and Naturally Eclectic DSP and showed how to make a card with each DSP…. okay, yes, there might have been more than 20 cards… but not by much!  When I came to a paper in the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP that I just had to use – you know that piece that you usually use the back of or worse yet it is left for your stack of old DSP from years ago! (Yes, we all have one or two stacks like that!)  So I was making the card and I thought it was an orange later I was told it was a peach.  Well, I was not going to redo the entire card so in the instructions I called it the "fruit".  I know you can squeeze oranges but did you know you can squeeze peaches!  Leave me a comment if you think it is a peach or an orange!  Hope you enjoy the card.  My 10/20 card class is this Thursday at the Quality Inn in Lodi  from 9am to about 9pm – drop in and say hi and make some cards with us!

The "fruit" is popped up!  Hard to tell in the picture.

Sets:   Playful Background, Lemon Zest

Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, 

Inks:  Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry

Other: Whole Lot of Lovely DSP,  Wink of Stella

Steps/Instructions:  

Stamp saying on top left and bottom right of Whisper White card front with Tranquil Tide ink. Check where you want the large fruit placed, then stamp with Crushed Curry circles on the top right and bottom left on the Whisper White card front.  Stamp off, using Crushed Curry ink with the circles on the top left and bottom right of card front.

Add the large fruit to the card front using dimensionals.

Small fruit is for you to use as you wish on the card.  Yes, you have to fussy cut it out!

Adhere the Crushed Curry step down to the Tangerine Tango card base, then adhere the Whisper White card front to the Crushed Curry card stock.

Use wink of Stella on the small white flowers!

Thanks to Maggie J. for fussy cutting all the large fruit!

You can buy everything to make this card from my store here.  All sales over $50.00 get a special gift in the month of August.  If you order on line or direct from me.  You can see all the specials here, look for Carols of Christmas special, I will be sharing samples from this set this month and a special class (August 28th, 6pm) for anyone who buys the bundle.  If you can't come to the class I will send the cards from class to you.

 

Guess the Flower and A Special Card

This is a flower from Wendy's hidden Garden out back.  I have no idea what it is, very short compared to the other lilies.  Anyone know?

Colorful Season Stamp Set is one of my favorite sets in the new catalog!  We have made tons of cards with it.  Here is the card and details.  Wednesday the 20th is a 10/20 class if you want to make some great cards!

Sets: Colorful Season

Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry

Inks:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Crushed Curry (markers of same colors), Peekaboo Peach

Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, mask, daubers, Wood Textures DSP Stack, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Marker Spritzer

Steps/Instructions

Stamp four small leaves using Old Olive ink on a thin Whisper White strip, cut these out with the Seasonal Layer Dies. 

Stamp four large leaves using Soft Suede Ink on a Whisper White half sheet and color them using the daubers with Crushed Curry ink.  When using the daubers start off the actual page and use a circular motion.  Spray these leaves with the spritzer using Cajun Craze maker, cut the leaves out using the Seasonal Layer Dies. 

Cut out a Crushed Curry leaf using the Seasonal Layers Dies.  Cut this leaf so you are only using one per card.

 Layer a mask on the Very Vanilla CS.  Using the Peekaboo Peach ink color in the moon.  Start heavy on one side – ON THE MASK – and using circular motions color in one side heavy and the other side light. 

Stamp the saying on the top left of the Very Vanilla CS using Soft Suede ink.  Use the spritzer and Soft Suede, Old Olive and Crushed Curry marker to spritz the top right side of the Very Vanilla CS. 

The chair has Adhesive sheets on the back so just peel this off and place on the card front. 

Adhere the leaves to the card front as shown above using glue of all the leave except the small Old Olive ones, those use dimensionals. 

Adhere the Peekaboo Peach CS to the Cajun Craze card base, then adhere the Very Vanilla CS front to the Peekaboo Peach CS. 

Using the Crushed Curry marker, make some lines around the bottom of the chair to connect it, then use the Cajun Craze marker to add some extra color to the lines.

Join us on the 20th at the Quality Inn in Lodi.  First class is free!

 

End of 1st Session of Bundle Classes

Had the last of my Bundle classes today! This was one of the fun cards we made. Hope you will join the new classes starting in July. Now to get ready for the Huge 8th Annual Stamp Sale on June 3rd… Who know I had this much stuff! No that is not a question that actually needs an answer!  But everything is going so it doesn't have to be moved!

This set and Framelits will be in the new catalog – just not as a Bundle.  Hope you enjoy the card!

THE NEW CATALOGS ARE HERE!!!!

In Living Color!  These are the boxes left after taking many to be coiled bound!

If you would like a new catalog contact me here.  If you have purchased anything Stampin'UP! from me in the last year a regular catalog is FREE!  A coiled bound one is $8.00 with a $5.00 off coupon on your first order.  If you have not purchased from me, you can still get a catalog for $3.00.  A coiled bound catalog for $8.00 with a coupon included.

Just a note our big, I am MOVING – EVERYTHING MUST GO SALE is June 3rd starting at 10am.  You will get a gift with each purchase as well as a coupon towards a purchase from the new catalog in June.  Special pricing for any teacher!

Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

It has been a great Sale-A-Bration.  Thanks to all of you who have supported me and gotten FREE toys during this great sale.  I have only $80 to meet my goal.  If you want a last order today remember to use the online code FQSWGRYK to get your FREE SAB item and your FREE gift from me.

Not sure what to order – try Paper Pumpkin.  Sara Douglas, the new CEO of Stampin'UP!, designed a new one just for April.  Click here to learn about the special that ends today.  I signed up.  Be sure to use me as your demonstrator when you sign up.

Here is a card that we made at our Thursday class.  This is a drop in class the third Thursday of each month at the Quality Inn in Lodi.  Hope you enjoy the card. The sparkle comes from the SAB Glimmer Paper.

We used a new technique to glue down the eggs.  Hope you will join us for a class soon.

Card Information:

Sets:  Basket Bunch*  

Card Stock: Mint Macaron, Whisper white, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Glimmer SAB Paper

Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay, Mint Mint Macaron

Others:  Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Basket Builder Framelits*

* You can buy the stamp set and Framelits together here and save 10%

Have a fun April 1st – What are you going to do on April's Fool's Day?

Last Few Days of SAB & Retiring List Information!

This is the FINAL DAYS of Sale-A-Bration 2017!  Look over the list below to see the most current and complete listing of all remaining available SAB choices. Pick one FREE for every $50 ordered. But don't delay–everything is while supplies last ONLY and the sale ends March 31st at midnight. See the bottom of the list for cards made with some of these great products.  You can order directly from my online store.

Avant Garden # 143292

So Very Much  wood #143340  Cling #143343

Delicate Details #143314

Tasty Truck  #143300

Any Occasion  #143348

Hey Chick  wood #143328  Cling # 143331

Make A Medallion  # 143274

Designer Tee  wood # 143356  Cling # 143359

Reverse Words  wood # 143316  Cling # 143319

Metallic Ribbon  # 143601

Pretty Pocket Cards  # 143832

2016-2018 In Color Cardstock  # 141413

Party Animal DSP  # 142738

Party Animal Washi Tape  # 142743

Tasty Treats DSP  # 142770

Succulent Garden DSP  # 142778

Inside the Lines DSP  # 143830

Carried Away DSP  #143608

 

Used Advant Garden set and the Metallic Ribbon on this card.

Used Avant Garden set and So Very Much Set on this card.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at wmc@crazysustampers.com. I want you to be able to get the Sale-A-Bration choices you want. 

Retiring List is coming out April 10th.  That is almost two weeks earlier than usual.  If you want any of the 2015-17 In Color Items you need to order them NOW.  The best time to get your ink refills, extra cardstock or matching DSP is before the list comes out.  Many times when the Retiring List comes out these items are all ready gone.  Order what you want NOW and get FREE SAB items as an extra bonus.  You have until March 31st to get the SAB items.  You can order all these through my website here.

As a special bonus if you order online at my store using code: FQSWGRYK – before March 31st at noon and you will get a special gift from me.  All gift will have at least a $20.00 value!  If you are not an online person call me (608-576-3198) or email with your order.

 

 

 

SAB is coming to a close for 2017

What fun Sale-A-Bration is each year.

 Everyone gets FREE products. Customers and demonstrators when we purchase $50.00 of merchandise – Yes, demonstrator get in on the fun too!  When you sign up to join my team – that is the best deal and the most FREE products – over $200 of product for just $99.00 (see below**).  Then you get even more toys when you earn an invatation to Sale-A-Bration Celebration.  

Have you earned your private invatation to Sale-A-Bratation?  I am doing something different this year – you get to bring a friend for $10.00! This party/Brunch is April 22nd.  

Are you close to having purchased $300.00 during Sale-A-Bration?  

Have you joined my team?

Have you promoted as my team member?

Did you have a home party?  

I sure hope so becasue this is going to be a great Party/Brunch a time of spoiling and using the new 2017-2018 toys!!!  If you want to come to the Party/Bruch and party email to help you get the private invatation! 

Below is a card we made at class on Thursday using two of the FREE SAB sets.

The flowers are very sparkly in real life!

What we used to make this card….

Sets: So Very Much – FREE SAB set, Avant Garden – FREE SAB set

C/S:  Old Olive, Marina Mist, Whisper White

Inks:  Memento Black, Marina Mist     Markers: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight

Other:  Wink of Stella Clear

You can purchase all these items to make this card at my online store – except the free sets (those come with a purchase of $50)  If you need any ink refills, cardstock, or DSP for the 2015-2017 In-Colors those would be great to order now BEFORE they are gone.

** Information on the Best Deal in town:

 I want to be sure and offer you the chance to get the best bundleStampin'UP! offers during Sale-A-Bration and I would love you to have it.

ULTIMATE BUNDLE

You are familiar with all of the Bundles that Stampin'Up! offers, right?  Did you know you can create your own Bundle when you become a Preferred Stamper?   

Starting on January 4th during Sale-A-Bration you can order anything you want and save a ton of money!  And what I find every time a new catalog rolls out is that a lot of my Stamping Friends have a wish list of over $100.  If you are one of those people I have an idea that I want to share with you!

Become a Preferred Stamper!  What is a Preferred Stamper?  That is someone who loves Stampin'Up! products and has a Hobby of Stamping! They don't want to sell Stampin'Up! they just want to use the products!

I have enjoyed being a demonstrator for over 14 years and I can help you in so many ways! 

    1    I am the Leader of a group called CrazySUStampers where I share training for all levels of stampers.  If you choose to dig in and start selling to help support your habit this training can help you!

    2    I have a private Facebook group that is fun and interactive.  You can ask questions and share your stamping projects on there.

    3    I have placed in the Top 100 and earn many FREE trips, I feel that is due to many things but mostly because I enjoy helping others achieve what they want as a Stamper!

HOW DO I JOIN?

It is easy!  Make your list of all the toys you want then Join the Fun on my website!  

Any questions just ask me!  cell 608-576-3198 or email me 

Hope to see YOU at our Sale-A-Bration Celebration!

Class on Thursday – Are YOU coming?

Hope to see you at the Quality Inn in Lodi for 10 for 20 class this Thursday, the 16th.  We will be doing two very different Easter cards, a thank you card, and a general card you can use for any occasion.  

I have been and still am working on "geek" things!  I have just started a new newsletter service – Constant Contact – I could not figure out Mail Chimp and Constant Contact has "real, live" people to talk to and help you… and I need a lot of help.  Hopefully you will be getting a newsletter soon.  Feel free to forward it to a friend or have them sign up for one themselves.

We just finished the March Stamp A Stack so I thought I would share a card with you we made.  It is not too late to sign up for the April Stamp A Stack – it is on April Fool's Day!

Sets:   Timeless Textures, Lovely Memories (ret.)

Card Stock:  Emerald Envy, Whisper White

Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach

Other:  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die, Gold Cord, Emerald Envy 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Sponges

Steps/Instructions

Sponge Whisper White Dragonflies using Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach inks.  Cut dimensionals in half or thirds and put on back of Dragonflies head to adhere — set aside.

Randomly stamp Whisper White card front using Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach inks.  Stamp the saying in Emerald Envy ink.

Adhere short length of Emerald Envy Ribbon around Whisper White card front and adhere card front to Emerald Envy card base

Using Gold Cord make bow loops and adhere to card front using a glue dot. Use longer length of Emerald Envy Ribbon to make bow and adhere to top of Gold Cord using a glue dot.

You can purchase everything to make this card at my online store here or email here to order directly.  It is still Sale-A-Bration so with each $50 order you will get a free item from the SAB catalog.

Enjoy the snow!!!

Happy Stamping!

Cheryl