Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nana's Stampin' World Birthday Club

Nana's Stampin' World Birthday Club
If you are a current customer of mine, or, if you do not have a Demonstrator and are looking for one, then I invite you to join my
Birthday Club!!!!
All you have to do is subscribe to my blog and e-mail me ( you Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail address and Birthday and I will add you to the Birthday Club List!  Then, on your Birthday month you'll get a hand stamped card from me with a coupon inside for 10% off one item from any current catalog and some added surprises!!!
Birthday orders aren't able to be accepted at Workshops, Club orders (can be applied over the minimum), Kits to Go, Stamp of the Month and can't be combined with any other discount/offering and will need to be redeemed by e-mailing me or calling me with your order!
Stampin Up Butterfly cards, Sooo pretty!

Stamp of the Month Club!

On the 3rd or each month I will announce a different Stampin'Up! Stamp Set for you to choose from either wood or clear (if available) mount. In addition, an optional coordinating product will be available as a bundle offer.

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January 2015 Stamp of the Month

           WORK OF ART

from the 2014 Annual Catalog

 No commitment! No obligations!
    You can join this club any time! You don't need to be local to join! If you don't like the stamp set chosen or already have it, no problem! You can substitute it out for another stamp set of equal value!!!

Be rewarded for consistency and participation!
    Participate in my Stamp of the Month Club 5 times and receive 50% off your 6th Stamp of the Month purchase (stamp only not a bundle)!
         Plus an additional incentive........
  Participate in 3 consecutive Stamp of the Month Club and receive a FREE GIFT from me!!!!

Completed Samples!
    You will receive three completed samples including envelopes for cards or one completed 12 x 12 two-page scrapbook layout (these will vary and be specified each month), using the Stamp of the Month Club set that you purchase.

I'm in! How do I join!
    Easy! If you are interested in joining just email me that you want to participate and I will give you the designated Hostess Code and simply place your order. If you do not have computer access call me at 865-740-2440 and I will place your order and deliver directly to you.

One more incentive!
     Invite a friend that I've never met to participate and once she/he makes a purchase, I'll reward you with some free product!!!!!


This is a great way to build up your supplies gradually. Soon you will have a great collection of Stampin'Up! Products!

  • FREE monthly stamping class featuring the latest and greatest from Stampin'Up!
  • Private instruction and guidance free with all projects
  • Take home wonderful projects to show off to your friends and family
  • Hostess Benefits (aka Free Stuff) on your hostess month or months
  • Relaxing and fun "getaway" with the ladies--meet new friends who share your passion and creativity
  • Free Stampin'Up! Catalogs and Mini Catalogs
  • Get more when you're in the club: Earn "Hot Tickets" to compete for a bonus Stampin'Up! Price on product each month

Join now and receive your first month product purchase at 20% discount!

You will purchase $15 per month in product or pay $15 to attend the stamp club workshop. Stamp Club will run 6 - 12 months and rotate locations. I will have the first Stamp Club meeting and workshop at my house on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:00pm. We will make three projects per month and I will supply the product for the projects. You will need to provide your own adhesive. I will have extra adhesive for beginners that have not worked with scrapbooking or cards. When you hold the club in your home you will also receive hostess benefits from the sales. So if you have 10 people who are members then you will receive the sales which will be at least $150 so you can receive $25 in free merchandise and if any purchases are over $15 then you will earn much more in free merchandise. I will occasionally send out an email letting you know what products we will be using so if you have product you may bring to help out with time. Call me at 865-740-2440 or email me at and let me know if you'd like to join!

The beginning of my club with also be during our Sale-a-bration so you can earn extra product for orders and for being the hostess.

You will be learning tons of techniques and tricks, plus collecting patterns and ideas for great stamping projects. If you ever can't make it to the club workshop, just call in your order to me by the date of our club workshop and I'll even send you the projects we made to work on at home!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WOW! It's only 3 Weeks to Thanksgiving!

It's so hard to believe that we are just around the corner from Thanksgiving and Christmas. Halloween was just last week and even before Halloween was over the stores were stocking decorations for Christmas and the infamous Christmas catalogs were arriving in the mail. My grandson, Aiden, has gone through the ToysrUs and marked everything in it except for the "girls" stuff. He has a birthday Friday and he'll be 5 and it seems like only yesterday I was holding him right after birth.

Had the greatest Halloween with family and co-workers.

You have a burgler (Kimberly), ZZ Top (Rich), ME, witch (Cathy), and Medea (Josh)!  Don't we look great!!!!  We had so much fun and everyone coming into the Assessor's office got a kick out of us.
Now, it's time to plan our Thanksgiving with family. I love Thanksgiving because I have all my family in one place for lunch and then we proceed to head out to shop for Black Friday. We used to get up at 2am to arrive at our first stop but now with hours changing we eat lunch and then head out before 4pm on Thanksgiving Day! We weather the cold and even sometimes rain but we come home with cars filled and our lists shorter.  We will gather in the living room either right before we eat or right after and take all the sales papers and map out our plan of action. Where we will stop first and where we will end up when it's all over. We usually don't return home until the next afternoon.
I'm also preparing for some Vendor Festivals coming up the next two Saturdays. Getting my cards and gifts ready along with getting my upcoming schedule filled. I'm also going to start some Stamp Clubs before Christmas and hope to carry them through the New Year! I'll be posting on my new upcoming plans. Stay in touch!

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 HOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT--Exclusive, Christmas, themed products and projects

The beautiful 2014 Holiday Catalog has been a hit so far, but Stampin'Up! thought that it wasn't possible to have too much of a great thing! So this year they are giving you a little end-of-the-year boost by offering some additional Christmas-themed products in a small, printed publication--the 2014 Supplement!

The 2014 Supplement will go live on October 20, 2014---while supplies last!  New products introduced in the supplement are only available while supplies last.

     Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit is ideal for customers who want a fun Christmas d├ęcor or DIY Project. There are 26 stars in several sizes in the kit, which is too many to make in a single class, but perfect for demonstrating a few project options and coordinating products, including the Many Merry Stars Stamp Set (page 8). If you are planning a class, make sure to schedule early in the season because the products are only available while supplies last!

     The Twelve Days of Christmas is traditionally considered to be the festive Christmas season and depending on where you live-might be commemorated on the twelve days leading up to Christmas, or on the twelve days after. No matter how you and your customers want to use it, the 12 Days of Christmas Stamp Set combined with Project Life cards and pocket pages (page 10) are perfect for making a memory book commemorating the Christmas season. You can also use the set to demonstrate drop-off neighbor gifts for the 12 days leading up to Christmas.

     The supplement provides a different kind of Project Life than you may have seen before. Instead of making a scrapbook after Christmas, your customers can use these products to capture the month of December as they live it!  You customers can take pictures each day and use Project Life cards and journaling pens to document it. By the end of the month, they can have a complete book for the month of December.

EXISTING CARDMAKING KITS     (page 11 and back cover)
     You'll notice that the Watercolor Winter Too (holiday catalog) and Everyday Occasions (annual catalog) cardmaking kits are included in the supplement. These kits are included in order to help you showcase additional products that can help meet your customer's card making and gift giving needs at Christmastime.  These products are also strategically placed to provide you an opportunity to bring the holiday and annual catalogues to your attention and showcase all that Stampin'Up! has to offer!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I Would Love to Get to Know My Fellow Crafters

I would like to get know my fellow crafters, stampers and friends a little better. This is for all you Stampin'Up! demonstrators also. I would love for you to respond to my quick questionnaire so that I can learn more about you.

This is meant only for fun so only answer what you're comfortable answering:

1. Are you married? How many years?
2. Do you have children? Grandchildren? Let me know all about them.
3. Do you have pets? What are their names?
4. What is your most interesting hobby or interest?
5. Have you or do you scrapbook or make your own cards?
6. What type of greeting cards do you find you need most? Thank You, Sympathy, Birthday, etc.
7. What helps you relax or what do you do to relax?
8. What is a book that you've read that has really stayed with you or made a lasting impression?
9. Now for the best! What is your favorite food? And would you share your favorite family recipe for all of my lookers to have?

Now for my answers....I'm married to my best friend and soul mate for 13 years. We have three children between us...a daughter, 34, a son, 32 and another daughter 30. We have four grandchildren, a girl, 15, a girl 6, a boy 5 and another boy 3. They are our lives. Our 15 years old has traveled all over with us and is even my partner in crafts. I started out scrapbooking and then went to a "Make & Take" at a local church and fell in love with making cards, and other exciting things with Stampin'Up! Unfortunately, I feel that I've made so many Sympathy cards lately. I have experienced an enormous amount of deaths in our area but I also love making special birthday cards and just about anything I can throw together. By giving my special cards, I've been able to sell cards to others. Of course, crafting is my relaxation. I go into my craft space, turn on a little music or uplifting tape and craft away. My favorite book ever is the Bible and I do bible study daily but one book that touched me was "90 Minutes in Heaven". I had just lost my dad who was my rock and a great friend passed this book to me. He had recently also lost his dad. I touched me in ways I'll never forget.

My favorite food is seafood. I love shrimp but my second is chicken. I make a wonderful Chicken Casserole.

Cook chicken and shred. Put in baking dish 9 x 13. Mix a container of sour cream with one can of Cream of Chicken soup and pour over the chicken. Top with crushed Ritz crackers and dribble some melted butter. Bake in 350 degree oven for around 30 minutes or until crackers start to brown and mix is bubbling.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Additional Information about the Late Night Stampers Blog Hop

Here is a little more information about the blog hop if anyone still has additional questions.
The winners are chosen only after the entry is received and checked to see if the correct clues are listed at the correct blog address, then those names get added to a drawing.
Each person is allowed to enter only with one blog in the country you live in. If you are in the United States then you enter with a demonstrator in the United States.
Each of us post a clue on our blogs. The clue is a product in the catalog. We post a picture of our clue and a description and maybe some art using the product we picked.
When the list of blogs participating in the Treasure Hunt are posted, we each post that list on our blogs as well. Then when visitors go to each blog they keep track of the blog link as well as the clue that is on that blog. Once they have all the clues they turn the list into one of the demonstrators in their area.
When they get the list, we check it with their answers and if they are all correct, we accept that as a good entry and turn in the name and your email over to the host!!!!
Such an exciting will also be able to see other demonstrators work with their products!


Welcome to the Late Night Stampers Fall Treasure Hunt Blog Post! If you are here for the treasure hunt....scroll down to see what my clue is!
If you are an active Stampin'Up! Demonstrator and are on Stampin Connection there is still time to participate in the Treasure Hunt Blog Hop!
If you are a customer and love
Stampin'Up! products
Visit the links below and
keep track of each clue and where you found it!!!
You will need a clue from each blog listed below to enter the drawing for the Grand Prize!!!!

MY CLUE IS......
133723  Stars Framelits
5 layering dies. Largest image: 4 3/4 diam.
2014 LNS Fall Treasure Hunt Blog Participants 


5.       Deborah Smart, BC-CA –
6.       Bev Farmer, MD-US –
7.       Katie Shimshock, US –
8.       Bridget Sandoval, CO-US –
9.       Jana T. Secord, US –
10.      Misty Snell, OK-US –
11.      Michelle McCarthy, US –
12.      Rhonda MacNally, CA –
13.      Sarah Souza, US –
14.      Carol Gleason, WI-US –
15.      Diana Carr, US –
16.      Debi Teague, TX-US –
17.      Olivia V. Studley       -
18.      Cyndy Ponczek, US –
19.      Patricia Olson, MN-US –
20.      Mary Lee, CO-US –
21.      Tracy Elsom, NS-CA –
22.      Nora J. Hampton, US -
23.      Karina Chin, US  -
24.      Angelica N. Fletcher      -
25.      Angie Jones, AUS –
26.       Sharon Tong-Robinson, CA-US –
27.      Ann Shafer, US -
28.      Angeline Anny, HI-US –
29.      Laura Simnick, IN-US –
30.      Janis L. Thomas, PA-US –
31.      Cindy Mitchell-Clark, TX-US –
32.      Christy Minshall, NY-US –
33.      Marie Green, OR-US –
34.      Lisa Tyndall, US –
35.      Valerie Malkus, NY-US -
36.      Cheryl Laxton,    -
37.      Billie Moan, US –
38.      Becky O’Donnell    -
39.      Angela Henninger, TX-US –
40.      Melanie Coverston,     -
41.      Chris Ann Tomasso, US –
42.      Chris Ann Tomasso, US –
43.      Suzanne Johnson, US –
44.      Vicki Reed, US –



These are two quick examples of my clue product! Add in the New Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set and the designs are endless.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Earn Your Free Good Greeting Stamp Set Now!!!!

Now until October 31, 2014, you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300--that's in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party August 28, 2014 through October 31, 2014.
This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August 02, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


For the last few weeks, I've been working diligently to get my blog up and running. I've wanted to push myself to better my business and start working hard to spread the word that I'm blessed to have found Stampin'Up! products. I've been an Independent Demonstrator now for around two years and basically just sold to a few friends and family. I've made the decision to work hard and build my business. I want to be able to share my love of these products with everyone who enjoys making cards and scrapbooking. I've also been working on organization of my crafting space and will definitely follow-up with pictures and videos along with putting together my inventory book to carry with me so I won't be buying double of lots of items.

I've enjoyed checking out other demonstrators blogs to see how they lay theirs out and getting some great ideas. I'll be sending out some requests to a log of demonstrators to allow me to use their blogs on my site also. I'm looking forward to starting my daily blogging and also featuring my work.


Buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free!
During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you'll get one free. That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase!

Keep in mind:
  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you (or your customer) will receive one free. 
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you're paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you're paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.
These items don't qualify for the offer:
  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits


Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion
If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!
Offer Dates: July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).


 Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. We've partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products.
Becky explains, "It's called Project LIFE because it's about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book."  In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Blendabilities Alcohol-Based Markers Now Available for Purchase

Everyone needs to check out these new markers. If can search and find YouTube videos comparing our newest markers to Copic Markers. These are alcohol-based and come in a packing of 3 shades. Light, Medium and Dark so there is no question in finding the right blended colors.

Stampin' Blendabilities

The wait is over! We've officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin' Blendabilities Markers! These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. We recommend using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, but choosing any one of our cardstocks will add a unique look to your project. And because traditional alcohol markers require a bit of training, we've developed a few videos to ensure that Blendabilities are easy-to-use for everyone! You can visit to view them.

Available Products to customers starting July 1:
  • Cherry Cobbler   (Item #130995 - $11.95)
  • Coastal Cabana  (Item #131000 - $11.95)
  • Daffodil Delight   (Item #130998 - $11.95)
  • Old Olive   (Item #130999 - $11.95)
  • Pumpkin Pie  (Item #130997 - $11.95)
  • Rich Razzleberry  (Item #131003 - $11.95)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (Item #129370 - $22.95)
  • Memento Ink Pad (Item 132708 - $5.95 )
  • Memento Ink Refill (Item 133456 - $4.95 )
  • Color Lifter  (Item 129369 - $4.95 )

Remaining 6 colors Available for Preorder starting July 1 (Demonstrator only; limit one per item number):
  • Night of Navy  (Item 131001 - $11.95 )
  • Wisteria Wonder (Item 131002 - $11.95 )
  • Calypso Coral   (Item 130996 - $11.95 )
  • Melon Mambo   (Item 130994 - $11.95 )
  • Crumb Cake  (Item 131004 - $11.95 )
  • Smokey Slate  (Item 131005 - $11.95 )
What Sets Them Apart:
  • The Stampin' Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away!
  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker.
  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine. 
  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
  • Color coded caps.
  • Stampin' Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock, and can be used with transparent sheets.