Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A note from Char

Hi Everyone,

Well, it's been an up and down year with my SU business.....and I was about ready to call it quits, this week, but I just can't quit without giving it another try.

We are now settled in for the Winter at an RV park in WA on the Columbia River...possibly longer if things work out and I can once again start doing classes and having fun making cards and sharing them on my blog.

For me, it's never been about the sales or how big I could get, it's about teaching people to make cards and have pride in their accomplishments.  If there was only 1 person show up for my classes, it was fine with me.  

But, unfortunately, over the past year, I couldn't hold classes and if you don't sell enough, you are in danger of being deactivated and I wasn't able to devote the time to do my classes, being on the road, so I am really close to being deactivated.

I had thought about just allowing that to happen and I would just teach classes but the reality is that most people WANT what you used in your classes and have a source where they can get the supplies they used.  

And, to be perfectly honest, I LOVE SU's cardstock and the quality of their other products!!!!

So, that brought me to the decision that I need to try, once again, to make this work.  I'm just not ready to quit.....and since I will only be working two days a week, and won't be on the road like we were there for about a year....I will have more time to devote to my card making.

So, if you are thinking about putting in an order, I would appreciate you thinking of me.

I'll also be updating my blog a LOT more often, too.

Wish me success!!!!


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Clearance Rack and Retiring products

Good Morning!!!

The clearance rack has new items added, some up to 60% off.  Go take a peek, but if you decide you want something, don't wait too long because some of these items go fast!!  

Go to my website HERE and click on one of these signs on my website.

Clearance Rack

Also, the retired list is up!!!  Again, don't hesitate too long, as we all know a lot of these items go FAST, especially the reinkers and the Designer Series paper.

Last-Chance Products

Remember, if you order online and do not qualify for your own hostess rewards, please use the HOST code B2ZXBPWY.  It will be good till the 24th of April, at which time I will change the code and post it on this blog.

Have fun looking at all the great stamps and products!!!

Have a great day!!


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Retired lists

Well, it's that time of year again!!  Saying goodbye to so many stamps and accessories.  ;-(

Since I am so limited on Wi Fi, I will just send the links for you to download.

Main Catalog and Occasions Catalog:  Retiring products

Or you can just go to my SU website and click on

 Last Chance Products

And it will take you there.  Just so you know, if you really want a certain item, don't hesitate too long....as a lot of things go FAST!!!  Especially Designer papers, re inkers and accessories.

A good tip, if you have stamp pads in a certain color...and one of those colors is being retired, stock up on some re inkers, they go fast.

If you can't open up any of these files, please let me know.  I'll be glad to help you.  Remember, though, I am on limited Wi Fi, so may not be able to reply as quickly as I would like.

Have a great day!!!!


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sale A Bration starts today

Sale A Bration starts today!!!!   Remember for every $50 purchase from the Occasions catalog, you get to choose an item out of the Sale A Bration catalog.

You can go to my website and see the catalog, there.  Or try clicking on this link:


I have limited Wi Fi....but wanted to jump online to remind you!!!

Hopefully, I'll have more time to post what we've been up to on the road!!  Life is different in an RV......a lot more different than I ever thought!!

Getting time to keep up with my customers and friends is not hard......finding Wi Fi to be able to do that...... is!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall in Love with Stamparatus!!!

              IT'S COMING!! Stampin' Up is introducing the                                             Stamparatus!!


And now you are wondering whatever THAT is!!
It's a stamp positioner like no other!!
You definitely will want to get in line for this fabulous tool

Watch this video to see what I'm talking about

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
·   Make multiples with ease
·   Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
·   If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
·   Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
·   Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
·   Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
I need product details!
·   Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
·   Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
·   Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
·   2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
·   2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
·   2 magnets to hold the paper in place
·   Magnet storage areas
·   Retail Price–$49.00 USD


With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.
The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
·   Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
·   1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
·   Your customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
·   In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information (don't have a credit card?  You can purchase a prepaid card. 
·   Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
November 16–30, 2017
Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017
Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018
Approx. April 15, 2018
Important to remember
You will reserve your Stamparatus at my online store here
There will be a place to enter your reservation and your credit card information
Stampin' Up will notify you by email (make sure your email is updated) and you can then go in and finalize your order
REMEMBER you can reserve your Stamparatus on Thursday, November 16th starting at 1:00 pm Pacific Time (2 pm Mountain time)

Let me know if you have any questions!!

Have a fantastic day!!!


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Designer Series Paper sale!!! AND World Card Making day sale!!


WOW....what a deal or should I say two deals at once.

Time to stock up on your favorite Designer Series Paper.

SU has their DSP on sale till October 31st.  Now is the time to stock up!!!

Check it out on my website here!!



Get 15% off these Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets!
We’ve also provided a list of coordinating Designer Series Paper—take advantage of the separate sale happening now!

You can see all the DSP HERE

I wanted to be able to tell you that my 'lil' stamp room is all finished so I could show you how it turned out but we have been so busy, since we got back to the Pacific Northwest, trying to get everything organized and getting some things taken care of in our 5th wheel that we haven't had time to work on that room.  AND, we still have to make some more trips to the storage shed to go through things and decide what I can keep and what I can't.  

I'll be having yet another Yard Sale this month.  I won't know for sure when it will be till we are able to get back and set the date.  BUT, believe me, I'll have a lot of crafting supplies and household to sell.

If you would like to know when they sale will be, just send me an e-mail and I will make sure to let you know.

I am so glad I was able to get on (wi fi can be iffy in places) to send this FUN announcement out about the sales!!

Hope to see some of you when we get home for a short while!!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Well, I posted a blog just a bit ago and now I can't find it anywhere.  Go figure!!

So, I will attempt to redo it, but it probably won't be the same.  Such is the life of a blogger that doesn't plan their posts ;-)

We have been keeping busy while we away our RV.

During this time, I was invited to go to a get together with Rita at her Up-line's house.  We are both demonstrators for Stampin' UP! and the person that got her into SU has a monthly get together with her downline.

 This is the view of her home, as we drove up her driveway.  I was a little intimidated, but had no reason to be.  She was one of the sweetest, nicest people.

Here is my friend getting ready to open the door.  She said, "Hurry up and take that dern picture"  LOL

I was welcomed with open arms.  And, not only that, I got to swap cards with 15 other gals.  What fun!

We listened to a talk by her up-line and then she demonstrated how to make a spinner card.  FUN!

Afterwards, I got to tour her awesome stamp room and class room, where she holds her classes for her customers.

Great stamp room!!!!  Only a stamper can truly appreciate how wonderful it would be to have this much room to stamp in!!

Then, the next evening, we drove into Cincinnati, OH to attend a stamping convention that is held every year.

We first met two stampers that belong to my stamping list on Yahoo.  What fun to finally get to meet someone you've only talked online to.

We met at Ruby Tuesday's and from the look of the surrounding tables, a lot of other stampers decided to meet up there before the convention, too.

And, last but not least was having my photo taken with Tim Holtz.  He is well known in the stamping world!!  I don't personally use many of his products but a lot of my friends, do.

To be perfectly honest, I only bought one item that whole night.  Other people were carrying bags full of stuff.  But, I knew that I didn't have anywhere to store it and was trying to be frugal!!

The next day, we went to the Ark down in KY.  I have another post just for that over on my travel blog at http://travelwithdaveandcharitsagodthing.blogspot.com/  What a great place to visit and spend an entire day!!

Have a great day!!!