Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year!

Wow! 2010 is already here! How exciting - I look forward to the New Year and all it holds for me. I know 2010 will be filled with times of friendship and stamping with you and how could I not look forward to that?

I'd like to take this moment to THANK each and every one of you for your friendship and your patronage. I so enjoy teaching my classes, holding workshops and stamp clubs - all because of you. Seeing y'all enjoying yourselves: having fun while learning new techniques and just hangin' out with the girls - makes it all so worthwhile. The time & effort I invest into my Stampin' Up! business is truly a pleasure because I know it's appreciated and I just LOVE watching you make something fun & new! It's truly a win-win.
"To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments ...in this we make a difference!"
That is the Stampin' Up! "Statement of the Heart" and it is absolutely the core of my business and expresses perfectly how I feel about it. So again, THANK YOU! I love ya!

OK - enough gushing. Ready for some fun photos? As with each year, I held my Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange. This year's exchange was HOOT! Oh my gosh. Talk about laughs! The conversation ran the gamut from each person's fondest Christmas memory, to their favorite tradition right up to adult parties. Talk about a tangent! LOL It was so much fun to share an evening of friendship, laughter, (wine & appeys) and I just loved hearing about each person's family traditions. Thanks to each of you that attended! And the cookies and homemade packaging were FABULOUS! Check it out:



TRISH

KATIE

CATHY

HEATHER

DEB

TAMMY

MOI



This adorable gingerbread-man bag, filled with shortbread, was made by Cindy and once the voting was done she WON for best, most creative packaging! Well done, Cindy! Cindy received a gift basket filled with goodies including the 2008 Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipe Book, which I made using My Digital Studio! I was so pleased with how this book turned out!

Contact me today, if you'd like purchase your own copy!



IT'S TIME TO SALE-A-BRATE!


Guess what? It's SALEABRATION time with Stampin' Up! YAY! I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR! Stampin' Up! comes out with the best promotions - it's always so much fun to get FREE SAB stamps! This is also my busiest time of year with workshops so don't delay contacting me if you'd like to host a workshop and get in on the exclusive FREE hostess stamps and other great benefits (that happen ONLY during SAB!). Stampin' Up even has a new PUNCH in the SAB flyer, that you can earn for FREE (until now, SU has only offered stamps in SAB)! And, you have the option of choosing your FREE SAB stamp out of the catalogue too! So the choices are PLENTY! Love it! Love SU! (Is life good, or WHAT?).

The new OCCASSIONS flyer is out too....


...and HOLEY MOLEY - it ROCKS! It's mind boggling, really. There is SO MUCH STUFF in it and so many COOL NEW ITEMS! Clear stamps! New punches and a new type of PUNCH! New dies for the BIG SHOT!
The mini milk carton die for the BIG SHOT is SO CUTE! I can't wait to use this for little gifts!
(Don't ya just love stamps too! That's called "The Love Bandit"!)

Gorgeous NEW DSP! (Designer Series Paper). There is truly so much that you won't want to miss out on! View the OCCASSIONS flyer here.

Finally, if you haven't really paid much attention to the Decor Elements - take some time now to take another look. Really, really fun items and I'm in love with the chalkboard signs! I just purchased the Decorative Sign and I can't wait to put it up! Russell and I can use it for all kinds of messages & reminders! For a sneak peak, you can see it here, on Shelli's blog.

I bet you really want to SEE all the items that I've mentioned - especially the SALEABRATION flyer - but you'll have to wait until JAN 4th! In the meantime, here's a sneak peak for you.


I made adorable 3x3 Thank You cards for my customers the other day, to tuck in with their orders. Everything I used was NEW! The DSP, the two-step Bird punch, the Pinking Hearts edge border punch, the new Clear Stamps, the Sweat Pea felt embellishments - FUN! I can't wait to show you all these new items!

Here's some more samples, published in the Stampin' Success magazine (for SU demos only):



Call me today to book your workshop and I'll be happy to show you and your friends & family some great new projects and gifts that you can make yourself! Including some great Valentine's cards and gift projects!

Today I'm going to put Christmas decorations away and put my house back in order. Then I'm going to take some time to STAMP! I'm going to make a batch of birthday cards so that they're ready at a moments notice. Why don't you take some time to stamp and be creative too? You deserve it!

HAPPY STAMPING!


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