PAWS Team Meeting

PAWS Team Meeting


PAWS = Plays A lot With Stamps

Details for our team meetings are posted on our Facebook Group – PAWS Team Meetings

If you would like more information about joining my team please contact me.  I’d love to have you join us for a fun and informative meeting – we cover business topics and stamp creative projects.  It is a fun time of sharing with local and long distance demonstrators. We are now holding hybrid meetings so I have a few people in the studio and the rest on Zoom. 

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Know that Today

Know that today a friend is thinking of you.  Isn’t that such a nice thing to say?  You could use it for so many different things.  It happens to be one of the stamps in the Part of My Story Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  And I’ve used it here on this card.

I made these cards as a swap for my January team meeting.  It’s full of some beautiful products that I love but a pretty simple looking card.  I’ve actually used three different Sale-A-Bration products on here – the Part of My Story stamp set for the greeting, the Organdy Ribbon, and the wood butterfly elements.  The Organdy Ribbon has turned out to be the most popular Sale-A-Bration item I think in all of Stampin’ Up! History and quickly sold right through the full supply plus two back up orders!  I’m still hoping that we might be able to get some more near the end of the Sale-A-Bration promotion so I’ll be keeping my eye open and post on my Facebook  page if that happens.  If it does it will sell out quickly again. 

One of the Occasions catalog product that I used was the cute Gingham Designer Paper which comes in five different colors.  And they match all those ribbons in that Organdy Ribbon pack.  You can could switch up the colors for this card and make a rainbow of them.  Another favorite new item I used was the Stitched Rectangle framelits.  I actually cut out a bunch of rectangles for a different card but the neat thing about these dies is they also add stitching on the outside part that creates the frame.  Nobody wants to waste cute frames so they became part of this card.

Supply List

  • #149719 Part of my Story stamp set (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #149711 Butterfly Elements (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #149623 Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #148554 Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • #148551 Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies
  • #115318 Soft Suede Card stock
  • #147115 Soft Suede ink
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #143263 Big shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #103683 Mini Glue Dots

I’ve just returned from a trip to Michigan where I spent the weekend with some of the top demonstrators in the company.  We stamped and listened to several demo’s share their stories and business tips.  There are a ton of notes in my book and I’m excited to bring some new ideas to my team and my business.  If you have ever considered signing up as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator or you have a really long wish list – this is the perfect time to join my team.  You get extra FREE products in your kit AND have the option to add this cute tote bag.  Visit my JOIN page to learn more and be a part of the PAWS team today!

We are growing a lot this year – with 8 new team members in the past month!

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Order online here – use hostess code BNNC9A9C for January 2019.
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Roommates are the best

One of the best parts of a Stampin’ Up! Event is staying in the hotel and having fun with your roommates.  I remember my very first Stampin’ Up! event – I was brand new and didn’t know anyone.  The only person I had met before was my upline and she was staying with someone already.  So I had to make a new friend and found someone that needed a roommate for convention that year. 

My family thought I was crazy going out of state and meeting a stranger in a hotel and staying there!  I figured if I needed to I’d just go find myself my own room somewhere else.  But guess what I walked in that door and met Michele.  That was 13 years ago and guess what – she is going to be one of my room mates again this week!  We have stayed together many times over the years. 

Roommates really are the best.  This year we have a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite and there will be 7 of us rooming together.  Members of my PAWS team will be joining me and I’m so excited.  I made some cute gifts for them.  We often call them pillow gifts because you leave them on the pillow.  I started with a totally different idea but it did not come together.  So I ended up with this idea and I love how it turned out.

I stuck with the Mickey theme again.  After I made the little friend gifts I decided I wanted to make Mickey tags for my room mates.  Everyone’s has their name on it and if they want to they can transfer them to the bag that Stampin’ Up! will give us.  If all 7000 of us have the same bag you need something to distinguish yours from everyone else’s. 

Supply List

  • 1-1/2″ Circle punch
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Daffodil Delight card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Cookie Cutter punch
  • Make a Difference stamp set
  • Black Memento Ink
  • White Stampin’ Chalk Marker

Inside the black canvas mini bag is a Cupcake in a Mug mix and frosting – so we can make birthday cupcakes.  Plus napkins, a spoon and then I have the mug. I also brought mickey themed snacks for us – including more oreos and also goldfish. I found those at the grocery store. Now we have to figure out which night to have our cupcakes.

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code TUCMHUCW for November 2018.
Join my PAWS team here

Happy Birthday Stampin’ Up!

Happy Birthday! 
Stampin’ Up! is 30 years old today. 

30 years of loving, living and sharing.  Shelli Gardner and her sister started Stampin’ Up! in 1988.  The two sisters dreamed of being able to express their creativity while establishing meaningful relationships and raising their young families.  Three decades later, tens of thousands of people around the world are living the dream themselves, using Stampin’ Up! products to express their own creativity through handmade cards, papercrafting projects, memory keeping, and home décor. 

And today we celebrate with a Stamp Sale!

The sale is today only – Tuesday October 23rd.  30 different stamp sets are on sale.

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Click on each list image to see it in a larger format.  There are 30 different stamp sets on sale. 

Here are a few samples.


What is your dream?  Join my PAWS team to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! dream.  The sale stamp sets can be included in your starter kit if you join today. 

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code MAJSX4MB for October 2018.
Join my PAWS team here

Pineapple Punch Pail

Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel…..that leaves the last one – Pineapple Punch. I originally found a cute canvas bag with a pineapple on it that I had planned to give everyone at the Getaway but I wasn’t able to find enough of them.  So I had to go to plan B.  Which in the end was better.  The perfect match to our Pineapple Punch color was these cute little pails.  All that I needed to do was dress them up and fill them with something fun.

I used the Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack to decorate the pails.  Everyone received the rest of the pack in their goody bag.  I have mine set aside to make a stack of cards with.  Did you know that the Memories & More card packs aren’t just for Memory Keeping?  That’s why there is “more” in the title.  Each card pack is also suited for greeting cards and paired up with the new Whisper White Memories & More Cards & Envelopes you can crank out some cards without even having to cut or stamp anything. 

Supply List

  • Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack
  • Pineapple Punch grosgrain ribbon
  • Pineapple Punch card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Silver Thread
  • Layering Circle Framelits Dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Inside each pail was yellow piece of rock candy.  My photo has a blue one because I was short a yellow one, so I got blue for myself and then forgot to get the photo before I gave all the yellow ones away.  I had hoped to find pineapple flavored ones but all the yellow ones were actually lemon. Then the week after I was in the store and found Pineapple flavored kisses – they even had little pineapples on the foil.  Those would have been a perfect fit too.  Darn it.

If you live local to me be sure to stop by my BOGO sale this weekend – Friday and Saturday.  I have lots of retired items for sale.  I’m making my final push to earn the incentive trip to Greece for next summer.  Come shop and get new catalog products free!

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code 9ZDHFJFS for August 2018.
Join my PAWS team here