Monday, November 30, 2015

INKstravaganza, Swaps Part 4


Hope you are all doing well and having a great week!  Today brings you two more swap cards that were shared!  I hope you are enjoying seeing what fun we had that day!  I just love my team, they inspire me each and every day - you never know who on which day or what may fuel me, but they do and they probably don't even know it!
Simple and Cute, by Cindy S
lots of layers and texture, simple crisp stamping
Great Christmas Card, by Sheri S2

Watching them enjoy my INKstravaganza days does bring me joy!  It does a heart good to know that you've made someone else feel good and special.  And giving is always a greater feeling than receiving.  Don't get me wrong, I think everyone loves to get a little bit now and then, I mean who doesn't love being spoiled right?  But when you think about what lasts longer, for me at least, giving always trumps receiving.

Anyhow, I have loved the time spent reminiscing about this fun day and seeing it play out not only through pictures but in my mind!  So proud of those team members that earned it for the 1st time, way to go girls!!  And to my consistent achievers, I am equally as proud of you for what you do every day, every month and every quarter to be consistently giving of yourself to your business too!  I wish success to all of my team members, in whatever your personal goals may be!  Just be happy, just keep stamping!!

with love, hugs

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

INKstravaganza Swaps Part 3


Welcome back and today I have a couple more cards to share with you from our swaps!  I put these two together because they are sweet and dear gals, and I was SO HAPPY that Kristen decided to participate in our swap long distance that I am sharing her card today with her stampin momma Diana's card.

Here we go!

this beautiful card is from Kristen
I love this adorable sweet little winter scene in our DSP
topped off with some background stamping and glitter to bring it to life

this wonderful creation is by Diana (and Sara Douglass)
Di received this swap at Founders Circle from Sara (Interim CEO
and Shelli's daughter) and loved it so much to share it with us

So there you have it and there's 2 more for tomorrow, so stop by again!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

INKstravaganza Swaps Part 2

Today will be quick, just a reminder that we have our ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA sale going on this week, Nov 23-30 -- with Flash Sale #2 on the final day for a few more great steals!  You can find the details in my prior post here.  Thanks for shopping with me if you don't already have a demonstrator that you currently work with, I appreciate your business and the chance to serve you.

So on with the SWAPS, that's what you're really here for, right!

Okay so today will feature one of my favorite little sets in the Holiday Mini, did you guess it?  SNOW PLACE and the coordinating SNOW FRIENDS framelits!

The festive little guy is from Stacey B (and her lil helper Jacob!)
LOVE all the pieces in the set and the Real Red Pom Pom trim ear muffs!

this was my swap card, love love love snowmen!  my favorite!

My card was inspired by Amy S and this adorable lovely project I found online or via Pinterest - too cute not to show you!  I just took her layout and idea and made my own version of it using Stampin' Up! products and made it into a card vs a gift sack!  And look how stinking cute it would be on our white polka dot glassine bags!  I do love her version too, so it's your BONUS idea for today!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

INKstravaganza Swaps Part 1

Hi there!!

Well we are nearing the close of this fun wonderful event.  I so enjoy hosting for them, I will have to put my thinking cap on to see how the new Career & Compensation Plan changes my team recognition event!

There's one thing you can always count on when we gather, a swap is a must!  There were 10 achievers and even the long distance can send in swaps if they want to participate and this time Kristen I from my home state of MI did!!  It's always optional but I hope they feel kind of special that it's only open to them on this special day.

Here we go, as Diana would tell me, space them out!  I'm like the WORST at sharing 1 a day ... so here goes, a couple or a few but not all of them!  (love ya Di!)

In the spirit of it being FALL and THANKSGIVING and all ... we will start with those!!

This adorable acorn card by Lori B
I love how it all ties together, definitely THANKFUL for my team!

lovely swap from Jan J - it's one of my favorites, so much texture
and color and i love the leaves laying over the front flap of the card

Stay tuned, check back and see ya tomorrow!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

INKstravaganza Make n Takes!

Well I am not sure what happened (I'm thinking I hit save and not publish) but here are the cards that the girls got to make that day.  They each received the WILD ABOUT FLOWERS stamp set to use and keep as a gift from me.  I always try to search for a few favorites and trying to pick a set that's versatile and hoping they don't already all own!!  Anyhow here are the projects that I prepared, a few inspired by others and tweaked a bit and even some of my own inspiration!

I hope you enjoy this fun little stamp set!

layout inspired by Sarah Sagert

Rhonda's personal creation!

combined a couple of ideas from Pinterest,
one by Debra Burgin, the other artist unknown

layout inspired by Pinterest but I turned it on its side,
artist unknown
Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be sharing the swap cards from INKstravaganza tomorrow and the next day and that'll bring this event to a close!  Truly hope you have enjoyed the tour!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

INKstravaganza Rd#3, Play Time!

Hi and thanks for coming back!

I hope you are enjoying the tour of my latest INKstravaganza Downline Recognition event held in October.  Giving you a glimpse of what I have been up to but hadn't blogged about ... now playing catch up to fill y'all in.  When they arrive I do a short little 'blurb' of recognition, congratulating each of them on what they did to earn the day, present them with Fresh Flowers that sit at their table space while stamping and visiting throughout the day.  Isn't it amazing how fresh flowers can really brighten up a room, and I want my studio classroom to feel different on recognition day vs any normal day.

Then we usually do our swap (and I'll share those another day) and head out to lunch at one of my local favorite little neighborhood spots, The Perfect Pear Bistro!  It's become a favorite and they look forward to it too!  So far, we have gone there all 3 times!

Here's the local gals enjoying lunch, my treat!
L to R:  Jan, Sheri, Lori, Jacque, me, Diana, Cindy and Stacey
wish that Diane, Kristen and Susan lived local too
 After lunch we head back to the studio and I put them to work!  Oh wait, I meand they get to stamp, this event they received a stamp set and made 4 cards featuring that set!  I pamper them by trying to fill their treat cups with snacks and mostly I think they love handing me their ribbon and say "can you tie my bow?" ... and I do it for them!  They get to know each other stamping and visiting and can browse the studio looking at my displays.

tried to get a group shot in action

someone was out of their seat in that last picture

Diana and Jacque

Lori and Jan

Cindy and Sheri (who didn't want her picture taken!)

and sweet Stacey who was seated next to me so she got a solo shot!
Stop by tomorrow and I'll share with you the 4 cards that they made!  And the day after, I'll share the swap cards!  Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Pardon the Interruption, SALES!


NEWS FLASH on an upcoming SALE that you can combine with our holiday retiring list too!  Sharing now so you can plan your wishlist this weekend!

The Holiday Catalog is coming to a close and Stampin' Up! has released the retiring list for this mini catalog.  So grab your favorites that are still on your wish list before they're gone for good!  Supplies are limited, available while it's in stock, no later than Jan 4th, 2016.

to see what's on the retiring list!


*For one week only you can save up
to 50% off on several products!
*Two 24-hour Door Buster Deal Days (limited qty's) on the 23 & 30th!
*Savings range from  20-50% off.
*My Paper Pumpkin kits & refills
*Combine with ANY catalog items (sale, retiring, clearance, annual...)
*No minimum order required.

CLICK HERE to view the Online Extravaganza Items and all details

**edited to add a pdf file that shows the Photopolymer Stamp Sets that are part of the sale that are not pictured in the catalogs **   SEE SETS HERE

If you have any questions, please contact me!  I'm here to help you and so happy to pass along the opportunity for you to enjoy a SALE and SAVINGS!

If you would like to have a personal Hostess Code set up, please contact me BEFORE you place an order!  A hostess code is free, it allows you to place multiple orders (personally or with friends) which ship individually as they are placed but they are linked together to help you earn Stampin Rewards (aka: hostess benefits) once you reach $150 or more, valid for 30 days.

Happy Stamping!  Happy Shopping!!
Rhonda or call/text at 602-570-7867

INKstravaganza, Rd#3 Treats!


Welcome back and today I am going to TREAT you to the pictures of the treats that I had prepared for them and they each got to take home one of everything!  It kind of makes the day last longer and they get to have a little repeat moment when they get home and have a few things in their hands to remind them of the day, hopefully to re-enjoy (is that even a word?) it all over!  This time I had 10 gals earn the day, 7 lived local enough to attend and 3 are out of state and enjoyed via a very happy box in the mail.

Here ya go!
A little mini treat bag decorated with a fun message and a treat inside
these were small treat bags from a craft store - too cute to resist

Let the Celebration of your Fabulousness begin!

Medium sized Good Ol Fashioned Sour Cream Pouches filled with treats!

decorated cute & a simple message letting them know they're loved

Gift Bag Punch Board little treat bags filled with sweets
these polka dot treat bags from SAB were one of my favorite!

Reminding them of Love and it's Your Day!

Simple Gift Packaging that contains THE BEST homemade caramel corn ever
(visit Sweet N Korny on Etsy and say Hi to Jill for me)

another reminder that You're The Best, and a little glimmer heart!
They had such fun and I let them "shop" as they leave, they go around the table and fill their bag with treats!  Most times I fill their take home treats with things that I had out for them to enjoy during the day.  And whether they know it or not, they have been getting tid-bits of me - because I share my favorites snacks or candy with them!  Except this time, I filled one of their treats with chocolate because it's everywhere that time of year and loved by everybody but me!  Yep give me a caramel or peanut butter any day, shortbread cookie over chocolate chip for sure!

Hope you enjoy these and feel inspired to get in your craft room and create something that's sure to bring a smile to someone else's face!

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

INKstravaganza Round 3


I thought I would take a few days this week to share with you the fun we had at my third INKstravaganza Event.  This is something I host for the members of my Stampin' Up! "INKin' All Night!" team that achieved certain things during a 6 month period of time, so twice a year we gather to share and celebrate their successes.

I treat them to a day in my studio classroom, all set up pretty with linens and fresh flowers and treat them to lots of pampering!  I want them to know how proud I am of them and to walk away feeling special!

Here's the entry area and set up for this round, celebrated Oct 18th, 2015.  I hope you enjoy!  During the week please come back by as I'll share the pics of the treats I prepared for them to take home and they also enjoyed a stamp set and some make-n-takes as we always stamp together too!

Here's my front entry porch as they arrive!
From the dining room looking into my studio classroom
Fresh Flowers on the studio tables,
they each took home 3 lovely sunflowers
Here's looking into the dining room area, set up with treats and take home goodies!
Usually I have a lot of displays set up, although some but fewer this time due to being sick
Fresh Flowers in the Treats and Take Home Goodies area to tie it all together!
And these beauties stayed in my house to enjoy all week! 
Just a peek at some of the treats out for them to snack on during the day
Lots of candies and my favorite PayDay snack & best home-made Caramel Corn
and .. pumpkin store bought cookies (atleast they were cute & yummy)

Thanks for coming by today, I appreciate it!  I know I have been not-so-good at being daily with my blogging but I am setting once again new goals to blog at least every other day, and daily if I can!  I have lots to share but sometimes honestly I will admit, I don't think anyone's out there reading it so I play the lazy card and don't get my rear in gear to upload and edit the photos and write a little something!  I will commit to trying again - so leave me a comment, let me know you're here and if you like something!

Have a great day!

New WEEKLY DEALS are here!


Okay so WOW, has it really been over a month?  Well, I guess y'all missed my October so here it is:  awesome trip to Rocky Point Mexico without kids, our 1st "empty nesters" vacation!  We had a wonderful time in Tucson at Family Weekend getting to visit both girls!  Came home sick for a week but managed to rock out to Garth Brooks in concert!  Ah-maz-ing!  And pulled a couple all nighters to finish up the details for my 3rd INKstravaganza Recognition event for my downline!  Did an actual in home workshop for a new customer and happy to say, team member as she decided to join the SU family too!!  And lastly, a little bit of relaxing over Halloween!  Somewhere in the month I also did an impromptu class with the Holiday Shaker Cards & Holiday Tags kits!

November, what it's already the middle of the month?  How can that be!  Well I guess it's because time has just kept creeping on by!  Managed to have another class, a cute lil Birthday Card class where you received the stamp set and washi tape and made 5 cards!  If you're interested, I'd be happy to repeat the class!  I also hosted my first Stampin' Bingo event on Nov 7th, it was so much fun!  I am going to do it again next year too!  If you're not on my newsletter list, just let me know so you don't miss out on our events!  Then it was time to head over to San Diego for the 1st ever ON STAGE Local event - a new SU! one day event with a leadership dinner reception the night before.  Pics to come!

So now that we are all caught up, here are the items that are on sale this week, WEEKLY DEALS can be placed on any order type and are available at the sale price for a limited quantity.  So a great idea to snag something right away if you want it!  Thanks for placing your order via my ONLINE STORE if you don't already have a demonstrator that you're working with!

Thanks and have a great day!