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  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Team Meeting

    Last month’s Team Meeting fun, Night!

    I do love making little Thank You’s. These were made at last months Team Meeting, fun right?? That little thing sticking out of the top of the Thanks a Ton is a small nail file. How fun??? The daisy has a stem but a file too. Can you see the fold on the bottom?? That is all that I am going to say about my secrets. haha The team had fun decorating these jars. They could use any scraps they wanted and any ribbon in the studio. It sure was fun seeing all the different ones. The one on the right has a few things… The Nothing’s Better Than, Well…

  • Coffee and Cards

    8/25 Coffee and Cards Challenge Card??

    8/25 Coffee and Cards I know you saw yesterdays card. This however was the card we made live on 8/25 Coffee and Cards. I really love how all the parts came together! The fun colors and coloring made easy!! WoooHOOO!! Do not forget that the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss will be available for customers to purchase on Tuesday September 1. You can check out the unboxing video here. I am so sad that you could not see all the embossed leaves in the live video. Thankfully this photo does a GREAT job of showing off all that embossing. I only used the Nature’s Roots dies. You might be able to…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Get & Go Promotion and other News

    Get & Go Promotion OHHHH, HAVE YOU HEARD?? I am excited to share with you information on the Get & Go Promotion. WoooHOOO!! This one you get Two full Stamp sets (Queen Anne’s Lace and So Much Love) , and supplies for Two different projects for eight (cards/people). Bonus too is that you get Rhinestone to go with it! You could have a great class all set up for seven people. All you need is ink and blocks. Keep in mind that you still have $125 worth of product to pick out. And you still get all of that plus the above for $99 and tax. You really can hit…

  • Team Meeting

    Welcome to the Team, Inky Whisper Sisters

    Welcome to the Team. Do you have a tribe?? How about a team?? I do love my Inky Whisper Sisters. They are my crafty family. I have added a few to this crafty family. I do love having a reason to send a beautiful card. How about a Welcome to the Team card? What was the last reason you sent a card?? Have you checked out the Forever Greenery DSP yet?? Stampin’ Up! has amazing papers, One side is leaves and the other a simple pattern. It sure makes it easy to get a different look. Keeping all the rest the same… hummm. I have an idea… How about an…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Coming soon times two and FREE bundle?

    Have you been thinking of getting Paper Pumpkin?? This coming kit for July looks to be super fun!! The bonus part is that there is a card add on too!! WHAT?? How fun to be able to make a few as the kit directs and then make a few cards out of it too! Win, Win for sure!! Need more ideas? You know you can join us on the facebook group Pumpkin Whispers … a Paper Club. I am sure we can come up with some fun alternatives together! I hear you are thinking about this… Yes, you… let me just say, that you really can not go wrong! You…

  • Coloring,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Technique

    Demonstrator Training

    I was honored by our Regional Manager last week. Thank you Shannon! Did you know that Stampin’ Up! does training?? You bet!! I was honored last week when I got a call from Shannon West. She is the Great Lakes Regional Manager for Stampin’ Up!. She contacted me because she was hoping that I would help her with some training. You know that I said, yes!! What was the training?? Stampin’ Blends … Yes, I know easy, right?? Now, to figure out what to do. I did play with a few different things, backgrounds, flowers, vellum and DSP. While speaking with Shannon again.. she fell in love with the DSP!…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    What would you do??

    If you could pick some items from the NOT yet seen catalog?? This time of year is fun to be a demonstrator… Today was the VERY first day that I could order goodies from the new catalog. Ohhh the wish list that I have! What fun would you have picking from this?? Being able to see the items, and get a hold of them before most people. This is a super perk to being a demonstrator… and I will admit that being a stinker is SUPER fun too! A sneak peak here and there… just to get you wondering what is inside! Join my Team… And find out all the…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    2018-2020 In-Colors….saying good bye

    Yes, they are retiring!! Are you ready to say good bye to … Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel. I have been playing a little bit more.. and I am going to be sad. Yeah Yeah, we are going to get 5 new colors, but after spending 2 years with these… just sad! Ohhh, I used this card for my team swaps too!! Love my Inky Whisper Sisters, you could join us next month! You will not want to wait!! If there is an ink, refill, cardstock or whatever from this group, please contact me or get your order in ASAP!! Use the host…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last Sale-a-Bration call

    One last try… Today, is the last chance to sign up and get all the EXTRAS!! DSP pack FREE Mini trimmer FREE Lastly, Stamp set of your choice, FREE. Do you have a want list?? How long is it?? Be honest, really!! This is the perfect way to get things from your list at a discount. How about a way to earn some extra money?? Yes, please! I can certainly help you with all of the above. Want a team of your own?? You can do that too! Joining my growing team benefits you in several ways. Supportive, encouraging and giving to all its members. We want to grow and…

  • Team Meeting

    February Team Meeting

    I do love these hard working ladies! This month we had some recognitions! So excited for these ladies! These two have been earned sales recognition several times in the last year! Keeping it up in the new year too! Would you like some recognition for your hard work? We also welcomed a NEW team member this month. Melissa received her Inky Whisper Sister bone folder! But here is my second favorite part! SWAPS! They out did themselves this month for sure. This month they used their favorite product suite from the new mini catalog. LOVING all of these beautiful cards ladies! I am looking forward to our next team meeting!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    2/15 Coffee and Cards

    You can still watch!! Have you seen Coffee and Cards yet?? Today we talking about creating a sample kit. Here is what I picked out.. Whisper White thick cardstock 140272 Brights cardstock pack 146975 (or subtles 146978) Whisper White Bakers Twine 124262 Timeless Tulips Bundle 153793 Under My Umbrella Bundle 153786 Pleased as Punch DSP 153558 Trimmer 152392 Rhinestones Getting all of the above totals exactly $125. But join my team and you only pay $99 and tax. There are many extras too!! Catalogs, business supplies, Paper Pumpkin retired kit and that is just from Stampin’ Up! Now let’s talk about some of the Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES… see the picture at…

  • Team Meeting

    Team Meeting

    Looking for a discount?? Would you like to be able to get items before EVERYONE else?? Join us for this months Team meeting tonight, Thursday, at Christos in Plymouth. Although you do not need to attend this meeting to ask your questions! Call Me! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Sale-a-Bration

    Ohhhh, the extras during Sale-a-Bration!! Have you thought about making a little extra $$? Discounts, Have you thought about that yet?? Have you thought about finding things out first? How about the stamping Friends you could make?? Have you thought about all the bonuses my team members get?? I can help answers your questions.. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Team Meeting

    Merry Christmas Inky Whisper Sisters

    These four beautiful ladies are part of my team. Today’s Team Christmas party was PACKED full of fun, laughs, crafts and food. Sadly however, not everyone was able to attend. Adding to our regular swaps, questions and ideas. Today was about sharing and laughing together. Some found a renewed spirit for Christmas, and some remembered stories of Christmas’ past. Paula was in charge of this months make and take. In addition to our love of crafts. I share a love of angels with Paula. So Angels we made. Fussy cutting and all! Adding that ornament to the tree! Now let’s get serious… FOOD!! Everyone brought a dish to pass. There…

  • Challenges,  Team Meeting

    November Team Swap

    The Challenge this month was to create your swap (at least 6) from a 6 x 6 piece of DSP. I even gave them the piece (yes, they got to pick from a pack.) Sounds easy?? I challenge you to try it… and post on the my Facebook. I look forward to seeing what YOU come up with and How about a prize?? You bet and 3 pack of cards w/envies. You submission needs to be under the Challenge post. Here was my dilemma, ribbon or no ribbon?? What do you think?? Left has ribbon, right does not. So what did I do, I did three of each. Items used…

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    Nov 2019 OnStage Recap

    Here is how Saturday started… Found a table, set out the gifts for each of my Team. Yes, I made each item just for that person!! See the mini pizza box on the right?? Yup, I had a first OnStage attendee. That is where my team earns the “Inky Whisper Sisters” block. Yes, you have seen it… check the last project facebook live. Guess who sat here?? hahaha All registered and in our seats… Let’s get started!! Wish the WHOLE team was here! Fingers crossed next time! PRIZE PATROL!! We each received a second Stamp Set! All different and Paula’s was that she received two, and she had to make…

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    October – Inky Whisper Sisters

    Almost forgot to take pictures at the Team Meeting. Phew, we were busy… Swaps, training and lots of laughs. Ohhh, I made warm chocolate chip cookies too. YUMMMM Planning for the craft fairs coming up… want to see what is going on?? Check my schedule next week to get the whole scoop. This weekend I will be out in Portage to help the Boys and Girls club reach a goal of 500 Turkeys. Stop by the Portage Boys & Girls Club 5895 Evergreen Avenue, Portage, Indiana. Stop by and help make a difference! Want some more information?? Check out the Facebook event… Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Team Meeting

    October Calendar

    Next Class is Oct 12. 6 card Stamp Camp, mostly Christmas. This class is $25 or FREE with a qualifying purchase. Join me Oct 21 for the Sign Class. This class included cardstock, faceted dots and the sprig punch fee $37 which included the sign and PDF. Payment due 10/14 On Oct 26 we will be creating the Grateful/Advent calendar. Class fee is $40 for all you see here and the cardstock for the “Grateful” side. Payment is due 10/18 I almost forgot… want to join my team, maybe?? Join us in the Studio for our Monthly Team Meeting October 17, almost always the 3rd Thursday of each month. The…

  • sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    How about $30 extra

    Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?? How would you like to get an EXTRA $30 worth of product?? Could that be something that could peek your interest?? There are several perks to being a demonstrator AND being on my team! Demonstrator Perks….. Discount on your product 20% to start! Earn Additional income of up to 18% of your sales Find out about promotions before ANYONE else. Get to see catalogs before ANYONE else Bi-Yearly events by Stampin’ Up! Exclusive website/groups Team Perks….. Inky Whisper Sisters Monthly meetings Team Facebook Group Creative Challenges We stamp together Our group is a supportive, positive and great cheerleaders!! How about a…

  • sneak peek,  Team Meeting

    April Team Meeting

    Thing sure have been crazy for the team these days!! PHEW!! With only a few weeks now until the new Catalog Launch we will be back to CRAZY busy! Wonder what happens at these meeting?? Think you might want to join us?? Contact me I would love to answer any of your questions. Here is a sneak peek … I wanted to say thank you to the group for all their hard work and support. They work hard and knowing that is recognized is IMPORTANT!! Everyone who attended got a set of the new 2019-2021 in-colors. Each stamped with a new stamp set (Good Morning Magnolia) and the new in-color…

  • old site,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    3 days left

    Sale-a-Bration is an amazing time of year. FREE stamps, embossing folders, DSP and even Diecuts. It is even an amazing time to join my team!! $175 worth of stamping goodies for only $99 plus tax. PHEW… Only three days left to get in on all of this. Did you get the FREE item you wanted?? Not sure? click the shop tab above . Please use Host Code CNJS6J22. Are you thinking about joining my team?? Call me with ALL of your questions… Would you like to get one of these cards?? I would love to send you one!! The most asked question so far has been … which catalog can…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Team swap…

    Third Thursday of each month is our Team meeting… where we swap, plan and learn stuff. This month the “challenge” was ribbon and embellishments. I know you are asking where those bubbles are from…. Beauty Abounds (148726)..the stamp set is still available, sadly the dies are not… (sniffle sniffle). Using the 2018-2020 In-Colors of Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick. Ribbon to match 1/8 inch grosgrain Blueberry Bushel (146950), Pineapple Punch (146953) and Lovely Lipstick ( 146952) How about the pearls in Lovely Lipstick?? Did you know that you can use the Stampin Blends to color them?? These are using the Dark Lovely Lipstick (147028 combo 147281). Wondering how…

  • Kits,  old site,  Team Meeting

    Lets talk numbers….

    Have you every thought about owning your own business?? Have you ever thought you could find a tribe of people that just get you?? Have you looked? I want to share a few things….. I had decided a long time ago that I was not artistic. And trust me I knew, my Mom and Sister have an amazing talent, paint sculpt and lets just say I knew I was NOT artistic. I can also say that I even felt disconnected because of this. This went on for several years, well into my 30’s even. Until stamping came into my life…. Stamping and Stampin’ Up! All you need to do is…

  • old site,  Team Meeting

    Grateful Heart

    Found this in a store Thursday night…. Do you start each day grateful?? Think about that for a minute… it is not hard… it does not cost anything. And imagine the difference it makes. Two weeks ago in Michigan this was the topic of conversation.. and I hate to admit it did not completely sink in until this week. Becky and Julie…. Paula and I … plus a few new members, Tammi, Kaitlyn and Sharon. Know that I am grateful for you…. And look forward to all our travels and shenanigans together!! You know the bestest part?? Yup, bestest…. we are all different but we all love what we do…

  • Fancy Fold,  old site,  Team Meeting

    Resilient, Strong and Beautiful…

    There are huge benefits to becoming a demonstrator… here is a HUGE way… Swaps. When in Michigan with 86 demonstrators you bet I got sooo many amazing cards in trade for this. Here is how swaps work… design one make several (48) and make them all the same, sometimes making two different colors the same design, but…. anyway. Swaps are an amazing way to get ideas and to share your ideas with others. Here is a bonus… this beauty is a fancy fold. An easy one at that, just fold over half way and pretty! Here are the scores… a 4 1/4 by 11 piece of cardstock long at the…