Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall in Love with Stamparatus!!!

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

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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

OKAY. I’VE GOTTA HAVE ONE. HOW DO I GET IN LINE?

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.
RESERVATION WINDOWS
AVAILABLE TO SHIP
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!!!

Char

Sunday, October 1, 2017

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





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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!!

ALSO

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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!!

HUGS
Char


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!!!

Char

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Daisy Delight

I know, it's been forever since I have posted!  We have been on the road since May 22nd.  Actually, since before then but out of OR and WA since May!

We are now in OH at a friend's house and I actually am going to get to stamp tonight at her stamp class!!  WHOOOOHOOOO!!!

And, I get to make a card using my favorite stamp from the catalog, Daisy Delight #143669

I cannot wait!!  This card not only uses the new stamp set Daisy Delight but it also uses the new Wood Crate Framelits #143730.  She just didn't make a box from it, she cut it to make a faux wood box.

We'll be doing a few more cards, as well, but I will wait to post those on another day.

I forgot my Stamp N Trimmer, so haven't been able to cut card stock to stamp....not that I've had any time to stamp since we've left.

I'll be cutting up some card stock while I am here, too, so I can more easily stamp when I do have time.

Taking a road trip, tomorrow, to go tour the factory where they are building our RV.  I hope to get a sneak peek of ours.

Have a fantastic day!!!

If you need to contact me, you can e-mail, text or call me.  

Hope everyone is doing fine!!

Hugs,
Char

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

On the Road!!

Hi Everyone,

We have had a very hectic couple of months!  As all of you know, we sold our home and then had a couple of weeks of getting things ready to head back east to pick up our 5th wheel.

Well, since we headed out on May 22nd, we have gone from Oregon clear across the US and are currently in Pennsylvania visiting family.  We made stops in AZ to visit family, TN to visit friends and then on up to PA to visit more family.  Tomorrow, we head for OH.

I did place a small order when I was able to do the pre-order from the new catalog and thought I would get a chance to 'play' but didn't realize just how hard it would be to get to my supplies at the the back of the truck.  By the time we got stopped for the night, I was just too tired to even try.

Then, the few places we visited, no one stamps......and there wasn't really room to set up my stamp station.

So, I am waiting till we get to Ohio to get in some stamping with my buddy, Rita, We'll definitely find time to do some stamping, I am sure!!  Can't wait to get my hands on those stamps and framelits.
Then, I can share some fun cards with you all!

Our first job after we pick up our 5th wheel will probably be in either WI or MI....and then we will have to get back to OR so that we can get the 'tags' for our 5th wheel.  The state of OR requires that you actually bring your rig back so that they can SEE the Vin number.  Too bad, or we could stay out there and keep working.  But, like I always say, "It is what it is".

I am trying to keep up with a travel blog so everyone can keep up with what's going on in our lives, if they want to.  The link will be at the end of this post.

I know that once I have a 'home' again, things will get back to normal.  It won't be like my stamp room in my home, but I WILL have a little stamp room and I will be able to create once again and have classes.

Here is our travel blog if you would like to follow along.
http://travelwithdaveandcharitsagodthing.blogspot.com/

Be watching for some 'shares' after I get to OH!!!

Hugs,
Char




Thursday, May 11, 2017

YIPPPEEE, got my pre order

Hi,

Sorry no photo, but I got my box of catalogs and my customers should be getting their own personal copy in the mail SOON!!!

AND, yesterday, I received my pre order!!!  I didn't order as much, this year, as we'll be on the road and not have tons of room to store stamping stuff till we get our 5th wheel.

OH what FUN to go through the box and just think about when I can sit and make cards!  All my stamping stuff is in the Storage Unit....but, I  don't have time to stamp, anyway, with a Yard Sale coming up, and a visit up to WA to see friends and a Granddaughter.   So, for now, I'll just have to think about it!!

The catalog, itself, is beautiful!!!  And, I love so many of the stamps and accessories.  You will not be disappointed!!

If you are in the Redmond, OR area and you want to look through a copy of the catalog and see some of my purchases, give me a shout out...and I'll let you know where the Yard Sale is going to be and will have the items available to look at.

I cannot post them online, it's against SU policy....

Remember, you still have the rest of this month to get some retired items, but things are selling out fast!

The Occasions catalog is still in effect till May 31st as well!!  Than....JUNE....it's a brand new catalog!!

Hang in there with me, as soon as I can get somewhere I can stamp, I'll be sharing some card ideas!!!

Thanks to so many of you for your encouragement and support thought these last few months of selling our home, having countless garage sales and the HUGE move!!!  

We are looking at having our 5th wheel sometime mid to late June....and then I can put my stamp stuff in my tiny stamp room :-)

BIG HUGS
Char

Sunday, April 30, 2017

It's Official

We moved out of our home on Friday, April 28th at 4:50 PM.  We had a move out time of 5pm and we just made it!!!  Boy, the last two weeks was frantic with having a moving sale, taking things to the storage shed, deciding what had to go in there, what went with us and what needed to be donated.

We are now staying at our Son's house while he is working in FL and we'll be heading out in another couple of weeks to go back and pick up our 5th wheel.

Several people have asked us to start a blog so that they can keep up on what we are doing when we are on the road, so I started a blog and it is called

http://travelwithdaveandcharitsagodthing.blogspot.com/

I can once again go back to a stamping blog here and will try to keep both up as we travel along.

Right now, my stamping supplies are all packed and in the storage shed :-(  I found that I was a little nutso thinking I could actually stamp AND pack and clean a house....it wasn't happening :-)

So, give me some time and I'll be back at it, soon!!

Thanks for all of your support, it means so much to us!!!

BIG HUGS,
Char