Wednesday, December 24, 2014

News from Stampin UP and a Share

Merry Christmas!!! I hope you are all settling in for your celebration with family & friends.  We don't have company this year so it will be quite for us.  I am super excited about the new Occasions Mini & Sale-A-Brations Mini that will go into effect on the 5th of January.  I placed my preorder at the begining of the month and haven't had a chance to play with anything.  But I do now!  I am working on some cards for my Senior Center Class and Spring Projects for the next Lee County Library series.  I usually get stuck thinking of new Ideas for the Library, I like to keep it interesting for the attendees.

Couple of news tidbits for today are the 

Weekly Deals for December 23 - December 29


The Year End Closeouts

Clearance Rack - Up to 80% Off!

Stampin' UP! has added some of the Retiring items from the Holiday Catalog to the Clearance Rack. There are some GREAT DEALS on Stamp Sets, Framelits, Punches and Paper.  Click on over and check it out.  If you use online ordering please don't forget to use the December hostess code MANXJAF7 and get a special thank you from me.  If you don't have a demonstrator and would like a copy of the new catalog please contact me or register on my DWB and I can get you a copy in the mail.   

New Photopolmyer Stamp sets

Banner Blessings                                          136720                       $15.95
This uplifting set will surely bring a smile to many faces. A crowd favorite, this stamp set will be sure to shine. Recommended clear block size is D (not included in the set). Set Quantity: 4

Snuggles & Smooches                                   140326                          $15.95
This fun set will surely bring a smile to many faces and is a great way to let others know you love them. Recommended for use with clear-mount blocks A, D, E, and G. Blocks not included with set.  Set Quantity 12

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

My last Christmas Card....

I saw a wreath card on a fellow demonstrator's website but don't remember who.  I had to try to make it.  It is done with the Pine Cone from Ornamental Pine Set.  You punch a circle from a post it and them stamp around the circle overlapping the post-it.  I used two colors and my wreath is fuller than the one that I saw.  I punched small circles from scraps of Red Glimmer paper and added a bow.  I did this card on a piece of Whisper White Stamped in Red.  I added a background piece of Real Red to give it a bit of color.  Hope you enjoy.
 Have a Peace filled Christmas and a Bright & Happy New Year.
Until next time......Do one thing today that makes YOU happy!  
Rose Ann
Don't forget to check out the January Jax Starz Blog Hop on Saturday Jan 3rd.  Our theme is Valentines Day. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Welcome to the Jacksonville Starz December Blog Hop!

Welcome, welcome, welcome, so glad you stopped by today.  You are going to see some fabulous cards from the Starz.  This month we did our card using a sketch we were given.  Here is the sketch
And here is my card
I used Crumb Cake for my base, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and a bit of Early Espresso Card Stock.  Gold Glimmer and a scrap of Red Glimmer & some 1/8" Gold Ribbon.  I matted my Vanilla with the piece of Cherry Cobbler and embossed both pieces at the same time with the Stylish Stripes TIEF.  Next I took the strip of Early Espresso and finished both long edges with the Lacy Finishing Touches Thinlits, banded it with a piece of 1/8" Gold Ribbon.  I punched 2 tags with the Note Tag Punch (which is being carried over into the Occasions Mini YEA) one in Very Vanilla, the other from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Using the Be Merry stamp from the Holiday Invitations Stamp Set (that we got FREE at Convention, another perk of being a SU Demonstrator), I stamped the Be at the top of the Vanilla Tag and the Merry closer to the bottom in Cherry Cobbler.  Then cut both tags in half and made my faux frame.  I punched the Tree from Gold Glimmer Paper and the star from a scrap of Red Glimmer paper.  To assemble I mounted the Vanilla/Cherry mat to the base, next using snail I ran a strip of adhesive along the seam the mounted the Espresso stripe.  I added the Tree and Star with Glue dots.  The Tag is slipped behind the strip and held in place with a small piece of Sticky Strip.  I hope you enjoy my card and follow the hop to Monique Zimmer Creations.

Until next kind and DO One Thing Today that Makes YOU Happy!!
Rose Ann

Our Bloggers this month are:
Maria Willis -
Monique Zimmer -
Amanda Sevall -
Cari Verschueren -
Amy Unick
Sheilah Stamper -
Susan Best -
Lee Conrey -

**Use December hostess code MANXJAF7 when placing an order online & received a special "Thank You" from Me.  Remember if you click No Contact on your order then I can't see who to send the gift to.  

Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you are warm & happy & had a wonderful Thanksgiving.    Since it is Black Friday I wanted to take a minute to remind you of the Online Extravaganza that Stampin' UP! is having now thru December 2nd.  The next big day is on Monday December 1 for the 2nd Door Busters featuring our Stampin' Blendablilies set (all 12 sets) for $100 a $144.00 value. 
Also, our Recruiting Promotion is still going on.  Now is the best time to become a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator.  Get an extra 5 % commission on all your orders placed in December. 
Check it out 

December class Projects
The Lee Country Library project for December 13, 2014 will be a Concertina Card featuring Holiday Home.  I got this inspiration from my California Sister Starz Sheilah, which she shared with us during our Holiday Mini Swap.  I did change mine up a bit using some retired Textured Cardstock In Smokey Slate and a few more houses.  This is still a work in progress for me since I still have two weeks before my class. 

Class at the Lehigh Acres Senior Citizen Center
My next class for the center will be on December 10th.  We will be doing 2 cards and I have not finalized the second card yet.  Some of my ladies have attended the Stamp a Stack at the Library so I wanted to do cards that they had not done.

Don't forget November Hostess Code F9MCEEMD place any online order and add this code to your basket (at the bottom of page) and receive a thank you gift from me.  The Code will close on November 30, at 5pm Eastern time.  Remember On-line ordering makes it easy to shop, you register with your information and Stampin' UP keeps track of your orders, you can leave basket open to come back to and I automatically get your information into my data base.  Which makes it easy for me to keep you up to date with the latest catalogs or happenings at Stampin' UP!  Well, off to create...until next time.
Rose Ann

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thank you

The holiday season is upon us and I wanted to take a minute to thanks all of you who follow my blog, join me for classes, check out my Pinterest boards.  What ever you do I appreciate YOU.  It takes work to build a business and with your help and support to keep me going I will achieve my goals.

This is for YOU...


God bless and...
Until next time BE KIND and Do one thing today that makes YOU happy.
Rose Ann

Monday, November 24, 2014

Recruiting Special November 24th thru December 2!

 Stampin'  UP! has announced a Recruiting Special that will run from Monday 11/24 thru Tuesday 12/2 And it's a dynamite one.  

The details...

If you sign up to be a demonstrator during the special period you will get the Starter Kit for $75 + free shipping (local taxes apply) and then you place your first order in December you will get another 5%! So let's just say you join my team and place your first order in December ....YOU will not only get the 30% commission (on your fist order**) but and additional 5%!! SAY WHAT??? 
Now that is crazy good! So you get;
  • Your choice of up to $125 of any current Stampin' UP! products!  AND
  • A business supply pack valued at $50!  That's product worth $175 for $75.00
  • 30% commission off your first order 
  • Plus another 5% off your total December sales.  
So if you were to place a $300 order you will get 30% off and it will be $210...then the extra 5% she would earn another $15 which brings it down to $195!  Now that is a Holiday Bonus!!!

** The fine print... 
The 30% commission applies to the first order you place as a demonstrator.  Then your commission in the month of December will be 20% + 5%.  

IF you are interested in learning more contact me today, or go to the JOIN THE FUN on my Stampin' UP! website.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


  The Stampin' Up! On-Line Extravaganza Sale starts this Monday!
Get your wish lists ready and don't forget the November Hostess Code is F9MCEEMD, place an order using this code at checkout and receive a thank you gift from me.
  Preview items HERE.
Stampin' Up! is having a WEEK LONG BLACK FRIDAY sale!
  • There are SOME items ONLY available on Monday, Nov. 24
  • There are SOME items ONLY available on Monday, Dec. 1
  • EVERYTHING else will be available the entire 9 days, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2.
  • Everything is "while supplies last", so don't delay!
All week long there are incredible deals on the things YOU want, some up to a 50% savings!  Don't miss out!

Do you know the best way to save money on Stampin' Up! products? 
The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit will be 25% Off this week only (November 24 - December 2). Over $50 in FREE product and it ships FREE.  Sign up during the Extravaganza and get an extra 5% off all your orders in December. me today or check out the demonstrator's benefits HERE.   I would love to have you on my team and you'll love being a part of the Stampin' Up! family.

This would make an excellent Christmas gift if you've ever thought about giving it a try.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Class Card for Lee Cnty Library

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Here is a quick share of one of the cards I will be doing at the Lee County Library this weekend.  We are doing a Christmas Stamp A Stack.

This card is done with the Wondrous Wreath Bundle (stamp set & Framelits).  The card base is Whisper white and is cut slightly smaller (10 1/2 x 4 scored & folded at 5 1/4) and is mounted onto the Black mat that is 5 1/2" x  4 1/4",  the wreath is matted in Whisper White (embossed with the Lucky Stars TIEF), Real Red and Basic Black.  The sentiment (which is included in the set) is done in black, as well and the inside sentiment.  Here is a list of supplies:
Stamp Set : Wonderous Wreath Photopolymer Bundle  137624 Price: $43.25
Card Stock: Basic Black Card Stock 121045, Whisper White Card Stock 100730, Real Red Card Stock 102482
Classic Stampin' Pad: Old Olive 126953, Always Artichoke  126972, Real Red  126949, Tuxedo Black Memento Pad 132708
Misc: Wondrous Wreath Framlits Die (part of Bundle) 135851,  Big Shot 113439  w/ Magnetic Platform 130658, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Emboss Folder 135817 , Stampin' Trimmer 126889, Fast Fuse Adhesive 129076

Until Next Time....
Rose Ann

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mini Magazine Holder

I love Split Coast Stampers, many of my ideas come from their website and from their galleries.  This box came from a Featured Tutorial last week and I just had to make one.  It is called the Mini Magazine Holder.  As always I changed mine up a bit.

I used 12 x 12 Basic Gray Textured Card stock which I know is retired but has more stability than smooth card stock.  It has Whisper White and Back to Black Designers Series Paper. Stamp sets used are Four Feathers and A Dozen Thoughts Stamps sets.  I followed the tutorial for the box which also featured the feathers cut with the Feathers framelits, I did mine in Basic Gray and then stamped one in the Pool/Gray variegated style  They are mounted to the box with Glue Dots and added a loose bow made with Basic Gray Bakers Twine and a silver button.  I made simple cards to include.  I stamped each with a feather and the sentiment is mixed with Thank You, Feel Better, Just Because and You Made my Day.  I made my feathers and sentiment variegated by stamping in the Pool Party pad then into the Basic Gray pad before I stamped my image.  It's an easy method but you have to make sure to stamp the lighter color first.  I did 4 cards vertical and 4 horizontal and left them blank inside.  The envelopes are stamped with a feather in the corner.  Easy Peazy and you have a beautiful gift for a hostess or teacher.  They would make great stocking stuffers, just modify to your theme or needs.  I plan to add these to my Christmas Craft for my Sisters this year. So if you are stuck for a idea, hop on over to Split Coast Stamper and check them out.
Until Next time

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Happy November

Well it's November already, doesn't the time fly by.  It seems I look up and it is 3:00 in the afternoon and I've done NOTHING but stamp.  Speaking of stamping, I added the weekly deals at the bottom of this post just in case you are interested in some GREAT DEALS!  For me November is the time for Christmas Cards!!!!!  I have so many ideas (some I've already shared) and can't decide between all the great sets in the Holiday Mini.
Here is my share for today, it is done with Christmas Bauble, which is a single stamp.  I saw this a card done in gold on Split Coast Stampers.  It was done by Renee at Hearts Delight  Cards, I changed it up a bit but it still wasn't quite right.
The picture doesn't do this justice.  The card base is Baked Brown Sugar, with a Early Espresso mat, and a piece of Gold Soiree DSP.  The next layer is Brushed Gold Card Stock matted with Early Espresso  the image is embossed in Early Espresso Powder and colored with the Crumb Cake Blendies.  I also used the darkest two pens from the Skin Tone color collection and Cherry Cobbler.  The Merry Christmas is also embossed and matted with a Espresso faux frame.

Here is my card which was made with Brushed Silver Card stock and Silver Velum instead of Gold.

The base is Night Of Navy and the mat is done in Whisper white.  I added a piece of Smoky Slate then a piece of the Silver Velum.  The ribbon is Night of Navy 1/2" seam binding which I have to say Stampin' UP! makes the BEST ribbon.  I embossed the Bauble in Black embossing powder and colored it with both Night Of Navy and Smoky Slate Blendibilites.  With a touch of Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler, it is matted in Navy and mounted with Demensionals.   I think I like this better, what do you think??

There are links to most supplies and if you would like the instructions please let me know I can email them to you.

Weekly Deals for November 4 - November 10th.

Until next kind and Do One Thing Today That Makes YOU Happy!!
Rose Ann
PS..The November Hostess Code is F9MCEEMD, use this code at check out and receive a free gift from me.  Don't forget to set up an account on my SU website.  This let's me know your ordered and where I can send your Thank you gift.  Stampin' UP! can keep track of your orders and keep a cart open for you.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Just a Quick Share

Quick share of the cards we will be doing in my next class at the Lehigh Acres Senior Center on November 12th, If you are in the area, the Senior Center is a great place to hang out.  They have all kinds of craft classes, exercise classes, they play cards, and party!!  Here is a link to their website.  LASCC

Four Feathers is a great set, using the bundle buy to get the framelits makes endless possibilities.  This is a case from a card I saw online.  It's done in Soft Suede and Park Avenue DSP.  Love it!

I would have a hard time picking a favorite set from the Holiday Mini but Merry Everything is one of them.   The Autumn Accent Bigz die make this beautiful leaves and I chose Fall colors card stock. I used an old challenge sketch for my layout.  Added a bit of Gold Glimmer Paper for my Acorn and a bit of Gold Bakers Twine to make a bow for my tag.  I love this card for Thanksgiving.  Look out Family and Friends you may get this card:-)

Well off to create....Until Next Time Be Kind and DO ONE THING TODAY THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!!!


Rose Ann

Just a few days left to get 6 packs of paper FREE!!!


Your recruit will also receive one free package each month for the six months! Wow, right?
  • One FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months.  Redeemable beginning November 2014 and ending April 2015.
  • Recruiters get free Designer Series Paper, one per recruit, with a maximum of five.
  • New recruits also receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months.
  • Free Designer Series Paper must be redeemed on a Demonstrator Order. If other items are not added to this order the order will incur shipping costs.
  • Demonstrators must remain active during incentive period to be eligible for free items.
  • Paper will be limited to non specialty paper only; Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included.
Please note Designer Series Paper will be available based on availability. Holiday catalog paper will be unavailable after the catalog ends, at which point occasions catalog paper will be available on 6  January, 2015

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$125.00 in merchandise of your choice from any of the active catalogs.  No shipping charges, you only pay tax.  ***Join my team/Stampin’ UP! Before October 31, 2014 and you will get to choose a free pack of Designer Series Paper every month for the next 6 months.  WOW that’s a value of $65.70 more in your kit.  So for your $99.00 signup fee you will be getting $190.70 worth of products.  What a saving.  Restrictions apply

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$300 is all it takes to stay active on a calendar quarter.  For example if you sign up in the month of October, your first quarter will not end until 3/31/2015! 

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Shopping On LIne.....something to skinking cute!!!

Hi All
I wanted to drop a quick line about buying on my website.  If you create an account, then Stampin' UP! can keep track of your purchases, you can leave a cart open and go back to it later.  Most of all, I can put you on my mailing list or my email list.  I do not see your information if you buy as a guest.  I like to send a little thank you to my customers and without an account I don't see anything but your name.  Just a quick share too.

This is not mine but came off Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie blog.  This is a fabulous way to use the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (135853 $32.95) in the Holiday Catalog.  I have seen this die used in many ways.  Check out Curvy Keepsake box on Pinterest or YouTube to get more ideas.  Toodles, off to clean (ugh).  Have a wonderful weekend.
Rose Ann

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Weekly Deals


Darling Doily Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up! 
Darling Doily Thinlits Die                                                      133736
Reg $24.95 SALE $18.71

Decorative Window Gift Box

Decorative Window Gift Box                                                 132146
Set of 6 boxes Food Safe 4 x 4 x 1 1/2
Reg $4.95 SALE  $3.71

 Floral Frames Framelits Die
Floral Frames Framelits Die                                                 127012
Set of 5 Laying Dies
Reg $26.95 SALE $20.21

Mustache Framelits Die by Stampin' Up! 
Mustache Framelits Die                                                       133741
Reg $7.95 SALE $5.96

Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die by Stampin' Up!

Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die                                             133726
Number size 1 1/4" high
Reg $24.95 SALE $18.71


Truly Grateful Wood Mount Stamp Set                                      131730
Reg $27.95 SALE $20.96

Spooky Treats Designer Template -- Digital Download

Spooky Treats Disigner Template Digital Download              127588
Price: $12.95 SALE $7.77

 Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Tiny Triangles TIEF                                                                    133740

Reg $7.95 SALE $5.96

Tune in again soon for more specials and shares.
 Don't forget the October Hostess # is VKMRY7EJ

 Rose Ann