Thursday, October 25, 2012

HURRY, grab your CATALOG and a WISH LIST!

One Day Only - Monday, Oct 29th - Save 15%
Hurry, Grab your Catalog & Idea Book and the Holiday Mini Catalog, pen and paper and make your wishlist so you'll be ready for Monday!  You do not want to miss out on this special offer! 
Check out all of the new single image stamps, available in the online store - a brand new pilot program just announced!  And YES, you can be your own hostess if you've been saving up to stock up!


Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular

For one day only, you and your customers will get 15 percent off almost every stamp we sell! The goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before!

Here are the details:

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Shop Online via my SU WEBSITE so you don't miss out -
    no waiting, just shop and it'll ship right to your front door!

    Happy Shopping and thank you for supporting my business and letting me be your SU! demonstrator. 

    I will do a special drawing for anyone that places an order on MONDAY!

    Thanks so much,

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    October SPECIALS Oh My!

    Oh my goodness and I do mean GOODNESS -- wow, there's so much happening and it's all fabulous!  So let me try to break it down for you -- there are SEVERAL things so be sure to scroll down ALL the WAY!

    Special of the Month

    To place an online order for this October Christmas Special, click here

    NEW Single Image Greeting Stamps Available
    from a few select sets for a limited time

    This is a test market as Stampin' Up! responds to requests for single image stamps as an option ... so if you like one or two, now is the time to pick them up while you can!  These are only available in CLEAR MOUNT so don't forget to order your CLEAR BLOCK too!  (when ordering the Full Sets, available in wood or clear)
    And you can bet that SU! will be watching to see how this goes and whether it leads to anything like it in the future!

    You can order these online, just click on the following link and then just click on each of the PDFs of the stamp set: for images, item numbers and pricing.




     You can shop online 24/7 and it'll ship right to your front door! YES you can combine both specials on one order too!  Okay, well I think I will save the MDS Special Pricing info for tomorrow ... congrats if you've made it this far!  Happy Shopping, I just had to share these special offers!!  Sorry for the long post!


    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    Swaps, oh so pretty!!

    Hi again!
    So yesterday was a wonderful day as I found myself reflecting all throughout the day on all of the special people I have met and the places I've traveled to during my years as a demonstrator.  It was a great day and I thank my dear hubby, daughters and my friends, family and customers SO MUCH for your support and letting me share Stampin' Up! with you!

    Speaking of sharing, we love to share at my team downline meetings!  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I host a SHOE BOX SWAP once a quarter and it was Monday night.  We had a blast and I was tucked in the middle of the back and never made it out to take any pictures of us in action (mental note to self, sit somewhere else next time!) but I do have a picture of our wonderful designs.  If you see something that looks like yours, then you might have been CASEd, but I am so happy to personally have each of these in my stash!  You just might see some of them in an upcoming Holiday Card Class or Stamp-A-Stack!

    Here is the whole collection of 11 swaps!

     And here is Marjori's card, it was definitely a favorite of the night for many!

    Happy Stamping and thanks for stopping by!  You can subscribe to my blog by email, or in your reader!  I also am on facebook too, " INKin' All Night! with Rhonda " if you want to see what I'm up to over there, come "like" me on facebook!


    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    15 YEARS AGO!

    I can remember that summer so well, it was the summer of the UPS Strike and I was waiting for my friend Mindy's sister to get her Stampin' Up! starter kit so we could go to her party!  Finally Robin got her kit and Mindy hosted her 1st party for her, I went, fell in love and instantly said, I'd like "stitched snowman and a basic black ink pad" & "the paperwork to join" .... she just about fell over! 

    Got my starter kit and about a week later if that, I ended up having to be the demo at my own party that I was hostessing (because I wanted the freebies like Mindy!) because Robin was sick, so she told me to do it myself.  Well, I don't think I would have ever held a party/workshop if it wasn't for that day.  Of course I had been a great hostess and was over eager to earn a bunch of stamp stuff for FREE, so everyone came and I now found myself sitting in front of them... demo'g basically what I watched Robin demo at Mindy's.  It just all happened, people were ordering and wanting to book parties for them and their friends.  ONLY THING WRONG was that I was just doing this to get the discount!!  It never occurred to me that I might have the chance to go do this for someone else outside my home ... well when the paycheck came, it was like, oh that's not so hard, I think I can do that once a month, little fun money on the side to help pay for what I want.

    ................. 15 years later ..................... anyone wanna host a party?  I'm game if you are!!

    Here's a picture of me attending my 1st Stampin' Up! annual convention -- my 1st was their 10 Year Anniversary ... which makes this year the 25th Year (and it'll be my 16th consecutive convention and I'll get to do the 15 yr milestone walk on stage!).   Celebrate your Stamp on America was the theme - wonder what this years theme will be?

      Kelly, Rhonda, Jeannie, Erin, Julie and Sue - dressed up on awards night
     these were some of my best stamping friends - when there's so few, you really get to know each other well.
    Sadly I am the only one of the bunch that is still a demonstrator but we still stay in touch.  :)
    A view of the crowd from the top of an escalator, I just could not believe that we were all demonstrators, it was crazy busy, loud music pumpin' all the time, everywhere, so much stamping, so many things to see!  
    I even forgot to call home to my hubby, 4 yr old and 1 yr old to tell them I had made it!  I was that busy!

    Have a great day!

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    1st time for everything!

    Yep!  There's a first time for everything and even at my age, I had a FIRST yesterday!  I went actual antique shopping for the very first time!  Diana always goes and she lives out in the boonies compared to me in the city and we are about an hour apart distance wise ... but her hubby works over here by me, so I think they should just move!  But they won't and I won't so we have to settle for visits and making the most of our days and time that we get to spend together!  And she's my downline and event co-host, partner in crime so a lot of our time together is actually spent on business and not so much leisure girlfriend time.  Anyhow, she had to bring her truck in for service and her dealer happens to be over by me, and my team meeting was last night, so that meant I got to capture her for the day.
    I surprised her by getting tea at AJ's, ok so not such a shock there but again, she doesn't have one on her side of town, so it counts ... and when we got back in my truck I said, hmmm wanna go to the antique store in Scottsdale?  She sure lit up with a smile, I hadn't mentioned it and she didn't realize it was my first time and that I was a "virgin" old gal ...

    Off we went and it was literally HOURS later and we had been in just this one big o place -- seriously my eyes were on overload!  So much stuff, so many memories of things from growing up, things I remember from TV or my grandparents houses, etc ... kind of a fun trip down memory lane too. 

    So here's my first find of the day!  Look at this little Halloween Spooky Tree gem ... all twisted wire and sparkly -- and when we got home, Diana went right to work finding it a space on my display shelf and adding a few treats from last years projects to pretty it up and she even stole (ha! relocated really!) a few from my class that's coming up this month too!

    And these were my other purchases from the day, a mix of Ball (blue) and Atlas (square clear)  and I think one might be Kerr too (littler one) canning jars, and one was filled with mostly wood spools which makes me think of my mom, the seamstress!  Maybe next week I can raid her stash and then I'll feel like she's in my stamp room with me!

    Anyway I hope you enjoyed my FIRST and my little finds and thanks to Diana, there's even a little stamping shared with today's post.  The little halloween treat boxes were made last year using the CANDY WRAPPER die and a variety of punches!

    Have a great day and see you soon!

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    No Peeking!

    I hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping back by today!  I did the dreaded paperwork for the business over the weekend!  For whatever reason, we filed for an extension on our taxes this year, so of course that moved the deadline and any good procrastinator knows what that means!  It's actually not that hard and once you are in your groove, it's goes pretty easy.  But hey, they are done and now it's back to the fun stuff!! 

    I can hardly believe it's already OCTOBER -- which is great if you live in Arizona because it means that an end to summer temperatures in within sight now!  And for those of you else where in the country it means that you are getting to enjoy a beautiful Fall and the gorgeous changes of the seasons.  I do miss Fall the most, I love the leaves changing and the temps being cool and crisp (see, I did not say cold!  not so fun).

    For a card maker though October is the perfect time to be making all of your holiday home made projects!  I have several classes offered for Halloween, Christmas and an All Seasons card class this month too!  Let me know if you want the details or if you want to sign up!  November will also hold many more card classes to get your personal holiday cards made so stay tuned for those dates!

    And it's the 1st Monday of the month so that means it is my monthly INKin' All Night! team meeting tonight!  Once a quarter I host it at a local restaurant (yum, Keegan's Tavern & Grill) and several of us meet an hour early to eat dinner as a way to thank them for letting us use their large back room!  Then after dinner we have a SHOE BOX SWAP -- and we stamp 8 cards, passing the boxes around the table.  It's a fun way to get to know each other, everyone can participate, you learn little tips and tricks from the people seated near you and it's a bit of a break from the traditional format of my meetings that are held in my home.  So it gives a nice variety during the quarter to my team.

    So, on to the fun stuff --- ever since the catalog came out, I knew I had to have this set since I cannot resist a cute little snowman!  And the other little gems in there are pretty cute too!  I started out to use it back in August for my swap card and ended up with a completely different card, not using the set at all.  So once taxes were done and I could break open the stamping tables again, out it came!  Just this set, the designer paper I wanted to use, the coordinating colors of card stock, and some accessories to get the juices going ..

    And what's even better is getting to have a friend over to stamp with - so Elizabeth came over and worked on her swap too (Debbie decided on a ball game instead - insert sad face here)!  Well like I said, I LOVE the little snowman!  What, What snowman you say?  Well that would be a Penguin I guess -- I was out voted because Elizabeth and my darling sweet Miss Rachel said I had to use the Penguin!!  2 against 1, sorry little snowman, you're next!

    Supplies used to make this card!
    Stamps:  No Peeking
    Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black stampin write markers
    Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla and Be of Good Cheer designer series paper
    Accesssories: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Argyle Emb Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Hearts Embosslit, Buttons Embosslit, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" Circle punches

    Enjoy and happy Monday!  Hope you have a great start to your week!