Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Candle Fun! it Monday....again?

I don't know about you, but I feel like I was just posting Monday's blog....from last sure does fly.....

Saturday we did my family celebration of my birthday.....did you miss my birthday this year?  If you did, I was am still you the gifts.....I hosted a fun Birthday Class last week but not to worry, as I am repeating the same class on Thursday.....and everyone attending will receive a gift from me (in celebration of my birthday month) along with cake!  What's a birthday celebration without cake?

I had two "parties" this year.  One was celebrated right on my birthday and the other was celebrated on about a lucky gal.....I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful family to celebrate with....and so grateful to be with my is short....don't we know live each day to the fullest!

Here's a share for you...I believe I have shared this with you before but came across it going thru my pictures and thought I would bring it back about this fun and easy card you can create for Christmas (but you can also make it into a birthday card as well)

The candle was created using the bird punch along with the leaves.  The candle itself was the label punch.  What fun is this......

I raised up the "flames" on dimenstionals to make it more realistic and don't forget to sponge around the edges whenever you are doing any punchart...really makes it pop and brings out the punched image...I can see this as a bunch of birthday candles on a fun card....I'll have to try it!
Hope you have a super stampin' Monday!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Borderline Buddies Day

Guess what day it is......'s July 23rd and my birthday!  lol....

To celebrate I have this special gift for you....birthdays are not just about the birthday person receiving is better to give than receive, so here's what I have for you....

Being I'm turning 50+ today, if you place an order thru my online demonstrator store of $50 (or more) I will give you FREE shipping by reimbursing you via check and a hand stamped thank you card. That's a 10% savings (or more if you order more than $50! )

All you have to do is place your $50+ order online and use the Hostess Code 6BMZGGF6 and you'll receive your reimbursement within a few days via snail mail. 

 Be sure to share this special offer with your friends/family. This special runs Wednesday, 7/23/14 thru Sunday, 7/27/14 only! Thank you all for being my super customers.

  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Happy Shopping!

Now...onto our regularly scheduled blog posting.....
Happy Borderline Buddies Day!

Today is the day that my BFF Canadian Friend, Leanna and I challenge each other every week to come up with a certain project, technique, etc. 
This week was my week and although I felt it was going to be no problem, gosh....I just totally lost track of time....
My challenge this week was Christmas In July.
Seems like everywhere you look and everything you hear is Christmas in why not stamping too?  Right?
Well, my idea is simple, basic and a CASE I saw on Pinterest....using The Work of Art stamp set.
I think this is one of my "go to" stamps when needing something fun and easy to here's what I have for you today:
Just by taking the "swoosh" stamps, I created the tree.  The trunk was created with the same stamp set and I also used Gorgeous Grunge to make the "ornaments" on the tree.  The star was stamped with the star from the Itty Bitty Punch Group of punches and a bit of bling by adding a rhinestone in the center.   Simple, quick and easy...and a little thinking outside the box.
Now, let's head on up to Canada to see what Leanna has created for us:
Have a super stampin' day!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Sunday and New Monthly Swap Club Idea.....

Hello Stampers

I'm blogging this morning from a different computer, so I'm not able to share any pictures with you...just some light reading.

I had a great get together with some of my downline members yesterday. Everyone brought something to add to our luncheon as well as a project.  

It was great fun...we chatted, had lunch, chatted, created fun projects...oh...and we chatted...did I say that already? we do a lot of chatting....we had a lot of great ideas flowing around the table.

As many of you know, I host a monthly card swap with a theme for each month.  It at times has been difficult to get together to swap, sometimes stampers don't have enough supplies to create multiples of one card or project and sometimes live gets in the way that we don't have sufficient time to create our themed I had an idea...something that I hope you will like...maybe some of you will not.,,,,but here goes:

I am going to create a Facebook account for Stampin' Sue's Monthly Card Swap.  Anyone can join...that's the fun of it,,,and all you need to do is create one of the monthly projects, take a picture of it and then post it on Facebook....if you have problems doing that, just let me know and I can post your project for you....I figured in this day of social media, we will be able to get stampers from all over the world (yup..we are going global for this one) to participate in this monthly swap...that is a win/win situation for everyone in that you will get a lot of more ideas to be creative.  All I ask is that you incorporate Stampin' Up! supplies.  You can use retired long as they are Stampin' Up!

So...who is in?  I even thought we could vote on the postings and someone will win something a handstamped card from me (if that's okay)..maybe in the future we can venture off onto small little prizes....lets's give this a try and see how it goes.....

Are you in?

I hope you like this idea...I'll be gatherine up the monthly ideas starting for August...they will be due on the 15th of each month to be posted online....and more details to can participate in each month or not....just post or don't post....I'll get working on this fun new idea and hope you are as excited about it as I am...please feel free to pass this information along to other Stampin' Up! friends....the more the merrier!

Have a Super Stampin' Day!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday - final convention day

Happy Saturday Friends

Today is the wrap of this year's convention in Salt Lake City, Utah....while I have enjoyed seeing all the great sharing ideas, photos and all the excitement through photos, it's just not the same as being there.  I'm looking forward to today's final live stream from's always a great end to a great few days....usually with a few bombs of information as well.

I just want to thank everyone who attended for sharing your through you has made it so exciting.

I also want to thank Stampin' Up! for doing the live streams..what a great way to feel the excitement, see all the happy faces with the give aways and not to mention getting a peak at the new products.  What a thrill it has been for me and I'm sure other demonstrators nationwide.

Just want to wish all my convention friends a safe trip back home to their families and Stampin' lives that await them anxiously.....

A  huge hat's off to my downline member, Rachel Yurkanin...who achieved a recruiting award as well as a trip award to Washington, D.C....woo hoo!  I am so proud of her and her accomplishments...hope to hear all about her trip very soon!  Congrats again, Rachel!

I'm preparing for my own event today....a gathering of my downline....well some of Rachel is still celebrating in Utah and a few others have prior commitments, but I hope to hook up with them very soon...and maybe a little Skyping? 

Enjoy your day what ever you have planned...and look out Florida.....I'll be coming there in January to celebrate at Leadership Conference!  Woo Hoo!

Have a super stampin day!


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