Friday, April 20, 2018

Rainy Thursday!

Wow we weren't expecting that yesterday!!  A brief interlude of rain interrupted our normally benign Southern California mid-April 75 degree weather.

True, it just lasted for the morning but with stuff like rain, we get excited simply because we do not see a lot of "weather" here.

To be perfectly honest, it gets boring having 75 degree weather with 3 clouds in the sky and a slight breeze. And sometimes there is no breeze. When we "love" our friends' Facebook pages when they show their recent snowstorm results, it is because we are so sick of the sameness of our weather. It doesn't mean we want to live in a region where it snows, just that we get bored with the same old stuff.

Human nature I guess.

It is funny though how some of our friends will be angry or upset when we talk about our weather. Let's face it, people talk about their weather. Doesn't matter where they live, the weather is the constant glue that binds us all together. Sure, we chose to live HERE (wherever 'here' is...) but wherever we are, that weather is unique to that area.

Mostly I love the weather here. It allows me to move about the area freely without being encumbered by rain gear, cold weather gear, or much of anything else. Heck, in the high summer months there isn't even a huge need for clothing, but let's not get CRAZY!

Most days if we want we can go to the beach. Or the mountains. Or the desert. Another huge advantage to living where I live. But I chose that on purpose. When I decided to buy a house and raise a family, I thought about where it would be best for me to do that. After taking all factors into account (such as family and job proximity) as well as churches, schools, general property values, weather, and economy,  I decided that here was where we would settle.

Having said all that, it doesn't mean that I don't LOVE the look of snow or that I don't love playing in it or taking walks in it. I just don't want to deal with it for 4 months out of the year. Nor do I want to deal with the gray snow or slush or mud that follows. Also the summer months in some of those snowy areas can be brutal. I really don't do well in high humidity!!

So Happy Friday to everyone...hope this weekend brings you all that your particular area offers in bulk!!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Taking Requests NOW!!

It is that time of years, ladies!! (And Gentlemen!)

That's right...this is the time of year I always ask my customers WHO would like a FREE annual catalog. Remember that the catalog will not be mailed out by me (to you, of course) till mid-May, but this time of year is when I do my planning.

And we all know that planning well is half the trick, right??

So here's how it works. You will get this luscious new catalog, all 244 full color pages of it, free of charge from me to you. If you are one of the several people chosen you will also get a little gift inside your packet. For all of my customers who have ordered within the past 6 months, you do NOTHING. I automatically send you every new catalog, this includes the specialty catalogs that come out a couple times of year (think Sale-A-Bration in January and Holiday catalog in September - as well as Occasions catalog in the spring!)

For new customers I just ask that you REQUEST a catalog. Your first catalog (until you order from me) is always FREE, free catalog, free shipping, free welcome goodies. For people who have ordered over a year ago (I say six months but I always go back further!) I will give YOU a free catalog too, I only ask that you first go place an order on my online shopping page.

Take a look at just the front cover of this AMAZING catalog filled with some of the most innovative stuff you've seen in paper crafting! Not to mention the awesome quality of the products. Did you know that on card stock you purchase from the "big box stores" when you cut them in half you are quite likely to see a white "core?"  Not with Stampin' Up card stock. The color is uniform all the way through the paper.

Another one of the perks people LOVE about our products is the coordination. How many times have you wandered around a big craft store hunting for shades of the same color that coordinated perfectly? I get that you don't always need this level of matching, but isn't it nice to have available?? With no extra effort the coordinating Designer Series Paper, ribbon, embellishments, card stock, even ink and blending markers, are at your fingertips.

Finally (but not the only perk!), Stampin' Up is good to its customers AND demonstrators. If you choose to become part of our "Fancy Stamper" team and join as a hobby demonstrator, you will enjoy all the benefits the BIG demos enjoy. 20% discount to start on all you purchase plus generous perks throughout the year. Don't forget, Stampin' Up holds amazing conferences called "OnStage" every six months (at a location near you!) where you will get free product, see the newest in catalog items demonstrated for you, and have HANDS ON practice on the newest and greatest in products!!  This is in addition to being able to hang out with your stamping friends and network with new ones!

If you are ready to be part of this amazing family of stampers, just click on THIS LINK which will take you to my 24/7 shopping page. There you will click on the tab that says "join the fun!" and it will lead you through joining my team of Fancy Stampers!! As your leader I offer free training, lots of demonstrations on new product, and team giveaways as well as team meetings. My team is still growing and I make sure I spend LOTS of time cultivating the crafting interests they are most interested in. My team has access to all of my online classes (for free!) and a team newsletter along with a team Facebook page where I share information with them daily on new stuff happening at Stampin' Up.

Oh yeah, we were chatting about the catalog and I got carried away....sorry!!  To get my free catalog simply leave me a comment here with your email information. I will email you and get you all set up!! Or you can text me (if it is easier) and leave me your contact information (full name and address) there. I will send you back a confirmation text to make sure you know I got the information!! Text anytime at (951) 973-3270. I'm on the West coast but when I sleep I turn the sounds off or low so they do not disturb me or any family members. :)

Happy Stamping!!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

OnStage Local Event for Vegas is Officially Complete!!

Wow is all I can say at this point!

The OnStage event for Vegas was everything we hoped it would be and MORE!! Besides all the freebies Stampin' Up is famous for showering us with, there were tons of extras that we can't really talk about for a month or so. But believe me when I say you won't be disappointed!!

Speaking of that, I have a wonderful deal I am offering.

"Spring Is In The Air" is a crazy good giveaway that I'm offering for the next two weeks only between April 11 and April 25. To qualify all you have to do is order from my shopping page and use my special host code which is BKUCZMJT.
Place an order of $25-$40 and get a FREE package of embellishments (my choice), place an order of $41-$75 and get a brand new Wink of Stella glitter pen in addition to the embellishments, and for orders over $75 you will get all the above PLUS a package of specialty designer paper that I will put together especially for YOU.
Remember, this is a time limited special and will only count for orders that are placed using my special host code. Either go to my website to order at or simply call me and I can assist you over the phone!  I'm here to help!

In the next few weeks I'll be slowly starting to demonstrate some new projects that will be coming from our new catalog but in the meantime let's enjoy the season and get some FREE STUFF!!

Happy Shopping!!