Sign Up For my Mailing List and receive FREE video tutorials!

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up on my mailing list.  Later this summer I will be creating some special tutorials for Mailing List members only.

I plan on doing tutorials on different ideas featured in the NEW Stampin’ Up!© 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalog, the NEW Holiday Catalog (which will be coming to your home in August) and some card and technique ideas.  These tutorials will mostly be video and will go out to everyone on my mailing list – so if you have not yet signed up for my Mailing List – please do!  Just go to the Sign-Up Box to the right of this blog → and get signed up today!  And please invite your friends and neighbors to sign up also.

My tutorials will begin in just a few short weeks!

If you like what you read, please share with your friends!
Posted in Tutorials | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Welcome back!

Thanks to my son, Steven, my web page is now functional again!  I apologize that you haven’t been able to get to my site for the past few weeks….but we are up and going again!!

In the process of the confusion, I have lost some posts with current information.  I will work at re-writing those and getting you information.   A few things to be aware of:

  • The NEW 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog is now in service.  That means that some colors, papers, stamp sets, ribbons and embellishments have retired….but there is LOTS of NEW to take it’s place!
  • Be sure to check the Clearance Rack in my on-line store to see if any of the retired items you had wanted to get are still available.  Keep an eye on the Clearance Rack – new items are added often.
  • I still have availability in My Virtual Stamp Club.  A great way to receive a FREE tutorial each month with a fun new project.  Many of these projects are GREAT GIFT IDEAS.  You can have all of your Christmas and Birthday gifts done in advance! Don’t miss out!  Check it out on My Virtual Stamp Club page.

Thanks again for your patience and welcome back to  my web page/blog.

I will get more posted soon!

If you like what you read, please share with your friends!
Posted in NEW Catalog and Idea Book | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Farmer’s Market in Goldendale, WA

I decided to try out the Farmer’s Market in Goldendale.  I have only attended for 3 weeks but I learn so much each time!  One of the things I love about Goldendale is how friendly everyone is!  The other vendors have been so helpful and encouraging.

In my 3 short weeks, I have learned and/or been reminded of a few important things…..

  1. People LOVE home-made greeting cards!  Not only do they enjoy sending someone a card that was made with tenderness and love, but they also love to receive them.  A greeting card is a small treasure to some people.  It brings them great joy, warmth and love.
  2. People LOVE home-made gifts and love to give them
  3. People’s kind words about my items gives me great joy and courage

And did I mention….We have lots of wind in Goldendale!  I didn’t realize how much until I spent my first Farmer’s Market Day trying to hold down my awning!  The next two weeks were much better!

Come and join us any Saturday this summer through August (possibly into September – depending on weather).  9am – 5pm.  Lots of fresh yummy produce, baked goods, and other home-made items.

Here is a picture of my booth my very first (and very windy) day

Farmer's Market Booth (with Steven)

Farmer’s Market Booth (with Steven)

No…Steven isn’t getting blown away…he is just being Steven!

Can you guess what my number 1 seller is?  Trivets and Coasters.  I was surprised!  This past week one lady purchased 4 sets and put in an order for that many more!  Here are a few of the coasters and Trivets I have made:

little girl

little girl

 

Little boy building a sandcastle

Little boy building a sandcastle

 

It takes a long time to grow an old friend

It takes a long time to grow an old friend

 

Sisters

Sisters

DSCN2289

I will show you more later!

Come see me at the Farmer’s Market!

If you like what you read, please share with your friends!
Posted in Farmer's Market | Tagged | Leave a comment

NEW Hostess Code

Have you thought about hosting a Stampin’ Up!© party, but just haven’t done it for a variety of reasons?  Our lives and schedules are so busy and it is often difficult to get a group of people together – even for the fun of stamping!  But Stampin’ Up!© has come up with a new opportunity that you will definitely want to try out!

You can now “host” a Stampin’ Up!© workshop and earn the hostess benefits and do it all on-line!  No house cleaning, no refreshments, no busy schedules to worry about.  Here is how it works:

  • It is so easy!

  • Step 1:  Contact me to get your personal Hostess Code (this number is for one event only.  You will receive a new Hostess code for each event)

  • Step 2:  Contact your friends (they can be any where in the United States).  Give them the dates you have chosen for your party and the exclusive Hostess Code provided by me.  Also invite them to share your exclusive Hostess Code with their friends and family.  Spread the word and share the joy of stamping!

  • Step 3:  Your friends go to my On-line store to place their order in the comfort of their own home and at a time convenient for them (as long as it fits within your date parameters).  They type in and pay for their individual orders.

  • Step 4:  You get the credit for any and all orders using your Hostess Code and you receive ALL of the FREE Hostess Benefits of combined orders of $150 or more

A few of the benefits:

  • Be sure to have your workshop open for a few days or more, so that your guests have time to get their orders in.  This way you will receive more Hostess benefits.

  • Your guests orders will be sent directly to them from Stampin’ Up!

  • Your guests can share your Hostess Codes with their friends and family.  All orders using your Hostess Code will add up for you to receive the Hostess Benefits

  • You only need to contact your friends and relatives to let them know the dates and Hostess Code for your on-line workshop.  Once they order, Stampin’ Up! will ship their orders directly to them.  No need for you to deliver the products purchased.

  • You send in your order and when the workshop dates are completed, choose your Hostess Benefits and enjoy!

So…give me a call or send me an e-mail and I will get you set up with your exclusive Hostess Code!

claudikay@msn.com

Happy stamping!

 

 

If you like what you read, please share with your friends!
Posted in Workshop, Workshops | Tagged | Leave a comment

NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalog coming soon!

It is May!  And you know what that means!  Yep!!  The new annual Stampin’ Up!© Idea Book and Catalog will be here SOON!  Only a few short weeks left of the catalog you have now!

I have seen a few items that will be in the new catalog and there is some exciting new things coming!  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves yet!  First, you will want to pull out your Wish List and compare it to the list of retiring items.  Be sure and order any stamp sets, supplies and accessories before it is too late.  Once these items are retired, they are gone forever!

Retiring Products

As always there will be a few disappointments in the retiring items.  I have a few disappointments of my own – but usually the new items quickly take the place of the ones retiring and you will have all sorts of fun ideas to replace the old ones with.

Follow this link to see the list of retiring items.  Most of these items are still in stock (with a few exceptions) so be sure and get the items you still want right away!  And be sure to take advantage of the 25%, 40% and 60% off discounts of selected items!  What a great deal to take advantage of!

And while you are at it….do you want the NEW Stampin’ Up!© Idea Book and Catalog absolutely FREE (a $10 value!)?  Be sure and sign up for my newsletter and FREE catalog on the right side-bar of this blog.  Don’t miss out on this and Stampin’ Up Mini catalogs through-out the year!

Get your retiring shopping list ready and order ALL of your items from my on-line store.  Items will be shipped directly to you!  You have until May 31 to get your items ordered – but don’t delay, as retiring items will go quickly!  Happy Shopping!

 

If you like what you read, please share with your friends!
Posted in Stampin' Up! Promotion | Tagged | Leave a comment

25% Off Selected My Digital Studio products and printing!

Plan ahead for Christmas and get your digital scrapbooking projects done early and save 25%!

From May 1 through June 15, you can order selected My Digital Studio software at a 25% discount!  How great is that?!  AND, have all of your projects printed professionally with another 25% discount!!

What a great opportunity to not only get My Digital Studio software downloads at a discount but to get your projects printed, too! That is amazing!!  And such a huge $$ savings!!

See the list of discounted MDS downloads here.

Did you know that you can make cards, photo albums, journals, swatch-books, board-books and more with My Digital Studio!  So many possibilities!  And so many gifts for family and loved ones.  Get all of your projects printed professionally.  See the discounted prices here!

So…don’t delay!  Get your downloads now and get working on those projects!  You have 45 days to save!

 

If you like what you read, please share with your friends!
Posted in My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up! Promotion | Tagged , | Leave a comment

FREE Shipping for 3 days only

WOW!  For 3 days only, beginning Saturday, April 6 through Monday, April 8, Stampin’ Up!(c) is offering FREE shipping on your purchases!  This is a great savings!

This is a great opportunity to get those few extra things you have been waiting to purchase.

So check my on-line store and get your orders in before it is too late! Don’t miss out on this amazing savings!

 

 

If you like what you read, please share with your friends!
Posted in Stampin Up! Announcement, Stampin' Up! Promotion | Tagged | Leave a comment

Stampin’ Up! announces NEW colors for 2013-2014

This is always a big time of year for stampers!  Stampin’ Up!(c) has announced their color palette for the new catalog beginning in June 2013.  This catalog will run for the next year.

As always with change, some you will be excited about and some you won’t.  There is always that fear that your favorite color will be gone or the new ones “just don’t do it” for you.  Get ready, here is a list of changes I promised  you!

Color Refresh

Brights Collection 2013 – 2014

  • Melon Mambo
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Real Red
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Bamuda Bay – NEW  (This was an In-Color several years ago)
  • Pacific Point
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Old Olive

Discontinued from the Brights Collection:  Regal Rose

Subtles Collection 2013 – 2014

  • Pink Pirouette
  • Calypso Coral – NEW – (retiring In-Color from 2011-2013)
  • So Saffron
  • Wisteria Wonder – NEW – (retiring In-Color from 2011-2013)
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Pear Pizzazz – NEW – (retired In Color from 2010-02012)
  • Soft Sky – NEW – (retired In-Color from 2007)
  • Pool Party – NEW – (retiring In-Color from 2011-2013)
  • Blushing Bride – NEW – (retired In-Color from 2010-2012)
  • Marina Mist

Discontinued from the Subtles Collection:  Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze

Regals Collection – 2013 – 2014

  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Crushed Curry – NEW – (retired In-Color from…I don’t remember!)
  • Night of Navy
  • Cajun Craze
  • Rose Red
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Always Artichoke
  • Perfect Plum
  • Garden Green
  • Island Indigo – NEW – (retiring In-Color from 2011-2013)

Discontinued from the Regals Collection:  Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard

Neutrals Collection – 2013 – 2014

  • Whisper White
  • Very Vanilla
  • Crumb Cake
  • Early Espresso
  • Sahara Sand
  • Soft Suede
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Basic Gray
  • Basic Black
  • Smoky Slate – NEW

Discontinued from the Neutrals Collection:   River Rock

The NEW color palette does not take effect until the new catalog comes out.  So if any of your favorite colors are retiring, you have until then to re-stock.  However, I wouldn’t wait too long to order those favorites.  As colors run out, I doubt they will be replaced.

Take advantage of this week-ends FREE Shipping (April 6-8) and order your papers, ink pads, ink re-fills, ribbons and other items associated with each color!

Regal Rose supplies         8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock #105130        Classic Ink Refill  #105223

Pretty In Pink supplies     8-1/2″ x 11″ Card-stock #100459        12″ x 12″ Cardstock #124288      Classic Ink Refill #102295

Bashful Blue supplies       8-1/2′ x 11″ Card-stock #105120         Classic Ink Refill #105221

Certainly Celery supplies    8-1/2″ x 11″ Card-stock #105125        12″ x 12″ Cardstock #124271      Classic Ink Refill #105230

Baja Breeze supplies  8-1/2″ x 11″ Card-stock #111352             Classic Ink Refill #111844

Riding Hood Red supplies  8-1/2″ x 11″ Card-stock #111348        Classic Ink Refill #111839

Bravo Burgundy supplies  8-1/2″ x 11″ Card-stock #105123        Classic Ink Refill #105226

Not Quite Navy supplies   8-1/2″ x 11″ Card-stock #101722         Classic Ink Refill #102949

More Mustard supplies  8-1/2″ x 11″ Card-stock #100946            Classic Ink Refill #101962

River Rock supplies   8-1/2″ x 11″ Card-stock #108640               Classic Ink Refill #109016

Follow the above links to each item in my On-Line Store!  Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on your favorite retiring colors!  And don’t forget about all of the other Stampin’ Up!(c) specials happening right now!

 

If you like what you read, please share with your friends!
Posted in Stampin Up! Announcement | Tagged , | Leave a comment

FREE Shipping on your Stampin’ Up! order through my on-line store!

WOW!  For 3 days only, beginning Saturday, April 6 through Monday, April 8, Stampin’ Up!(c) is offering FREE shipping on your purchases!  This is a great savings!

This is a great opportunity to get those few extra things you have been waiting to purchase.

So check my on-line store and get your orders ready! Don’t miss out on this amazing savings!

A few other new announcements….

I was saddened to read that the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wonder Crayons will be discontinued!  That is my very favorite of all stamping techniques.  I am so bummed!  BUT, you can take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING and order your Watercolor Wonder Crayons this week-end, before it is too late!

Watercolor Wonder Crayons still available for purchase are:

The Brights Family Crayons are no longer available. And the other 3 families are available ONLY while they last.  So don’t delay and order yours NOW while supplies are still available!

If you like what you read, please share with your friends!
Posted in Stampin Up! Announcement, Stampin' Up! Promotion | Tagged | Leave a comment

Best of…25 Years Stamp Sets

For their 25th anniversary, Stampin’ Up! is showcasing a “new” stamp set each month of some of the favorite stamps over the last 25 years.  Here is a little bit of information concerning the “Best of…” Stamp Sets

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.

  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.

  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

In addition to these special sets each month, there is another FREE surprise!  Hang on to your Proof of Purchase/Collector’s Card each time you purchase one of the “Best of…” sets.  When you have collected 6 sets, turn in your Collectors Card to receive the FREE stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95.

You have until April 30, 2014 to redeem your Collectors Cards for your FREE stamp set.

All of the “Best of…” Stamp sets can be found in my on-line store.

Best Of Birthdays Clear-Mount Stamp SetJanuary 2013 – Best of Birthdays – #132929

Best Of Love Stamp Set  February 2013 – Best of Love – #132987

 

Best Of Flowers Clear-mount Stamp SetMarch 2013 – Best of Flowers – #133342

Best Of Butterflies Clear-mount Stamp SetApril 2013 – Best of Butterflies – #133345

 

Take a look and see which ones you want to order now!  And don’t forget to keep your Collector’s Card so that you get your FREE stamp set after you have purchased 6 Best of…stamp sets!

If you like what you read, please share with your friends!
Posted in Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! Promotion | Tagged , | Leave a comment