Friday, January 1, 2021

Cheers to New Beginnings

 Welcome to 2021. Let's hope for a better year..

Happy New Year's to Everyone. I am so grateful to be able to spend another year as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. What will this year look like compared to last year? Well, it will still look different than it did before 2020. Due to the pandemic, I have more customers that prefer to do virtual classes over the in person classes. I am absolutely supportive and understanding of that need. To accommodate you all in this transitional phase, I am going to begin offering more classes online and virtually than in person. You will have options to purchase just directions, the stamps and dies or just a make and take packet.

With Sale -A -Bration and the new January-June mini catalog getting ready to go live on January 5th, there are certainly going to be many new stamps and classes to look forward to and of course with Sale-A-bration just around the corner, FREE stamps and paper!!

With the transition to more virtual classes, I will add back in a facebook live. You can catch it live or watch it on my Youtube channel. Are you subscribed to my Youtube channel? If not, be sure and hop over and subscribe. Hit the little bell and set your alerts to know when a new video is loaded. 

Want to know what is going on in the Barn right now? I have been in the process of remodeling the barn to make it more conducive for online classes and filming. I will be working hard to get all this done so January 5, 2021 when the new catalog goes live, we can start this year RIGHT!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Change is The Only Constant In Life

My business has undergone a lot of soul searching and serious researching in the last year. The last six months have certainly amped it to a whole new level. Why am I telling you this, you wonder? Well I am mainly letting you know because I am about to share some of the new ways in which I will move forward as the pandemic seems to be staying for awhile. Not, like a good friend but unwanted company, sigh.
Wouldn't it  be nice if this was the mask we had to wear? I think she is adorable. This is a print from Emily Winfield. I am still holding some in person classes, but I am incorporating the online aspect because there are too many risks for some to come to a socially distance class. Starting this week, (I started last week but we had some technological issues, so they are deleted) you will see me on Facebook, Tuesdays and Fridays at 8PM. I will share with you some cards and projects that I am working on, here in the barn. The second Sunday of the month is a marker for my in person, socially distanced classes. Each session is limited to six people. I will continue my birthday card class, for now it is the last Sunday with the exception of August.  I am not going to be able do one this month due to leadership summit through Stampin' Up!  I am super excited, even though it is virtual, it is going to be fun to connect with some of my friends.  This little gem just arrived from Stampin' Up! as a gift for being a part of the leadership summit!

I will share what is inside soon! In the meantime, if you do not have a demonstrator that you work with, please feel free to reach out to me. I am here to help with all your crafting projects. If you need some supplies, please use the host code to your right. This month, if you place an ONLINE  order with me for $50 or more, you will receive a pack of the 2020-2022 in color enamel dots.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July Is Coming In With A Boom!

There are several different things happening right now in the Stampin' Up! World, and I cannot wait to share them ALL with you! I have been missing for a few months due to some family events, including the death of my father in law, Henry. Many of you have reached out, thanks so much. He has been a big part of my life for the last ten years and he will be missed dearly.

Before I get to the specials, let me share some new things going on  in the Barn.  I will be doing a FB live every week, and will be sharing information on my NEW Barn Owl Card Club that will start in August so stay tuned and join my email list, if you have not already! Also, I have an ONLINE ONLY Bingo July 10, 2020 at 7:00PM. This will be done via ZOOM and you must register. This is limited to 50 people. My bingos always sell out, so don't wait! Hundreds of dollars in prizes will be given away!  If you want to participate I will be emailing details and registration tonight, so get on my email list, or text me if you need help!

Starting today, you can order an add on kit for your paper pumpkin. If you are not a paper pumpkin subscriber, and want to be one, click HERE. Get your subscription started before July 10, 2020, to be able to get this fun summer add on!

Are you excited yet? If not, BONUS DAYS are back! What does this mean for you? Well, if you order $50 before tax and shipping, you will receive a code via Email, which can be redeemed for $5 off your next order, starting August 3, 2020. Would you like some help with your order? Call me or text me (502) 639-1934 and I will help you make the most of the great deals Stampin' Up has going at this time! Please use the host code posted to the right,  ZPQYREGA to receive a special gift from me for using my online store.  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, you will receive rewards from Stampin' Up! as well as me. 

For example, if you want to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin  using the prepaid  3 month subscription code, and you want to add on the July Add on pack, you will get a code for $5 off next month, in addition to receiving your kit each month. If you need more information, please contact me. I am always here to help you.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ornate Garden Suite and In Colors

The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog will be ending June 2, 2020 and a new one will take its place. It happens every year, and I am never ready to say good bye to anything, but always excited to see what is new.
The papers in this suite have fast become a favorite. I love daisies and here is a spoiler alert..there is a new In-Color featured in the suite! Want to know even more fun In- Color news? The Paper Pumpkin kit this month features several of the new In-Colors. Here they are!

 What do you think? Aren't they gorgeous? Bumblebee is the new color that is part of the Ornate Garden Suite.  Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight as well as Bumblebee will be in the May Paper Pumpkin Kit. If you are not a paper pumpkin subscriber, but want to try it out, click here .  The June kit is now available to order and as a reminder, the May kit sold out in just a few weeks and had to be shut off as they reached maximum orders, so do not miss out on this kit!

I just received my catalogs and will be delivering them to all my customers over the next few days. Would you like one? If you do not have a demonstrator subscribe to my email list, over on the right and don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel as well, I am just getting started with videos and will be uploading them to YouTube soon! 
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Spread Sunshine All Over the Place

Spread Sunshine all over the place, and put on a happy face... With a mask of course!
Stampin' Up! has decided to help us, and you spread some sunshine and joy all over the place through a PDF that you can purchase and download and print, to make all kinds of cute cards, like the ones pictured below.This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!
As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:
  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

Aren't these samples just fantastic? Get yours and help us make a difference today!

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Last Chance

Well it is that time of year again, to say good bye to some of the products we have grown to love in the last year with Stampin' Up! Why do I want to sing "So long, Farewell "from the Sound of Music?

Probably because I went to bed last night and that thought was in my head. So many products are leaving, that if the Von Trapp Family was presenting products as they fled the stage, they would all need to come back 100 times! Okay, so if you DON'T know me, I speak music, movies and book quotes etc. BUT, back to the task at hand, lots of products are on sale and lots are leaving FOREVER, so get them now because it is truly while supplies last! If you need help ordering, I am always available to assist! You can reach me via email or text at (502)639-1934. Happy Shopping! Don't Forget to use the host code listed on the right ZN962WAK if you want to receive a free gift from me!
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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Spread Joy, Not Germs

While you may not know this has been happening, mainly because I am a behind the scenes kind of person, I have a heart for helping others. One group that I dearly love to help is the senior citizens. I started stamping back in 1997, and my dear mentor, Sue Johnson, who would be celebrating her 78th birthday today, would take me to the Ken Ellis Senior Center to let me teach them. Fast forward 30 plus years and here we are. I am sharing a campaign that is close to my heart and combines my love for paper crafting.

This campaign is something all paper crafters can participate in locally, where ever you may be located. My team, the Barn Good Stampers, have been creating cards and donating them to the local nursing and assisted living homes in our area. Normally, once a month, I would be teaching at these facilities all my lovely senior Barn Queens. Here is a picture just a month ago, so hard to believe, of some of my ladies stamping with me. These are just a sprinkle of the ladies I get to teach every month, who are currently quarantined and missing our fun paper play dates.
Because we cannot be together this month, I had my team, make and donate cards, so that every week, our seniors, even those who might not normally come to class, get a card every week from the employees at the centers where they reside. What does Joy look like? Look above and look at the heart of my team and the donations of their talents and time to help me, help these seniors feel loved and missed while we socially distance. This is one of the reasons I love what I do.

Happy Birthday Sue! Love and Miss you every day.

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