Monday, April 29, 2013

Will April Shower's bring May flower's?

Good Afternoon my crafty friends!
  It is hot outside and my flowers are blooming!  A new Stampin' Up Catalog is on its way to me today... Cannot wait to see it in person my sneak peek pdf is just not cutting it!  Reserve your place at an upcoming class so you can get your hands on your own personal copy!  Welcome to three new friends: Kim, Christina whom I was lucky to meet at Kiss the Toad Creations fundraiser last Thursday and Minyoung my friend and winner of Walt Disney Elementary Schools raffle prize donation (I donated a party for up to 6 girls and or mommy's... see my blog post on these lil cuties!)

Stampin' Up is offering a great deal:
Hostess offer: If you host a $350 party they'll earn an additional $30 in FREE products!
Dates: April 15-May 30, 2013 (yes, it ends the day before the last day of the month)
If you would like my assistance in having a $350 show contact me!! I can help you!

Thank you to the ladies that attended my One Sheet Wonder class, Almond Blossom's card making Day and all that attended Ladies Night Out at Marie's!  I am blessed to have you all as friends and customer's supporting my journey! 
Here is a list of my upcoming stamping opportunities:
BUNCO:  May is open if anyone wants to host SU BUNCO.... If you want to be a hostess of BUNCO let me know.
Members of this exclusive email group get the following: If you are the hostess, you get $50 in Stampin Up product ... most BUNCO's is $100, Most Wins $25, Biggest Loser $6.00. Prizes increase with more players and with additional orders!
Contact me if you would like to host BUNCO... you know you already have two of the twelve players needed (you, & me) and I can help you plan and invite your friends and with your permission advertise to the rest of this group!

Super Stamper's Group 2: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 6-8pm at Tammy's home in Manteca.  
Come make three cards/projects (Tammy picked patriotic, BBQ, and red, white & blue for the theme).
Bring your class kit. (SNAIL, Snips, and a Bone Folder).
Fee is $10 or a minimum $10 order.
RSVP to me or Tammy via email to reserve your spot.

All Dressed Up Card Class: Sunday, June 9th, 2013. 1-3pm at my home.
Come design 6 "All Dressed Up" cards.
Bring your class kit. (SNAIL, Snips, and a Bone Folder)
Fee is $15.

RSVP to me by sending a check by June 6th, 2013 to reserve your spot.

Scrapbook Night at Diane's: Friday, June 14th, 2013. 6-9pm. Almond Blossom Estates, Manteca, CA.
We will make an adorable two page 12x12 layout and a coordinating card. 
Bring your class kit. (SNAIL, Snips, and a Bone Folder)
~There will be leftover supplies to make an additional two page layout and more cards~
Fee:$10 Includes: 4 12x12 sheets of cardstock, 2 Designer Series Paper sheets, 6 coordinating 8 1/2x11 card stock sheets, and embellishments.

RSVP to me by sending a check by June 10th, 2013 to reserve your scrapbook kit.

Birthday Basics One Sheet Wonder Class: Sunday, June 23, 2013. 1-3pm at my home.
Did you know you can turn a 12x12 sheet of DSP into up to 20 cards??? Unbelievable.. nope I can show you how! 
Come build up your birthday card stash by making up to 6 cards with the new "Birthday Basic's" Designer Series Paper.
Bring your class kit. (SNAIL, Snips, and a Bone Folder)
Fee: $15.00 Fee includes 6-12x12 double sided sheets of DSP, 7-8 1/2 x 11 sheets of coordinating card stock. and coordinating embellishments) I also provide your own personal copy of the grid to break down your 12x12 sheet into over 20 cards.
I will supply all the tools, stamps, inks and directions.

RSVP to me by sending a check by June 19th, 2013 to reserve your scrapbook kit.

ps... ***** If the dates above conflict with your schedule... let me know I can plan a personal date with you and your friends ... lets compare planner's*****

Cary Farruggia
Your Independent Stampin' Up Consultant

ppss... April Shower's Bring May Flower's... if you have a favorite Flower Stamp Set reply to this email to be entered in a drawing for a Best of SU stamp set of your choice!
Renee & Mia Sent in their favorite set nomination!  I cannot wait to hear yours.

Blooming Bouquet

Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.
As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen"! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn't normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you'd like to give a little "thank you" to-and introduce them to Stampin' Up!
Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95
Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

Contact me if you would like to order this amazing kit!


I get paid to play....

Yes, I said it! I get paid to play with my Kylie Rose & Stampin' Up!!! Blessed with three amazing kids and a hunky hubby! Thank you God for all my blessings!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ladies Night Out

We mummy's need nights/afternoons off to rejuvenate our system and hang with other inspiring women to give our families and our coworkers the best. Today I traveled to Manteca where my girlfriend Marie hosted a networking day for us home based business mommies to show off our talents. Life kept a few vendors from attending but those that were there shinned brightly!
I was excited to see my one of my best customers Mia there right on time and she brought a friend Jamila that happened to sell Thirty-One bags and was able to fill that empty spot. They stayed til we closed down shop! Thank you!

Here is the Make n Take for the ladies from me... they also were able to shop from my card stash and choose a few cards from there too! I used the Happy Hour Stamp Set, my Stampin' Up markers and Hound's-tooth Embossing Folder.

THESE cake pops were the bomb!  I bought them as RSVP gifts!  She hand makes all her chocolates! Email me if you want her info!

Mia ordered two specialty cakes from Carol today for Zachary's 8th grade graduation! She designed both!

Here were the samples from Carol!  Oh boy were they good!

Not the best photo of Maries neighbor... but a cute one of Jamila... our stand up Thirty-One Consultant... whom stepped in for another friend that could not attend.

Marie used to sell Cookie Lee... and she has tons of sample's.... she sold it all at 50% off today!

You know me.. I am not a jewelry girl... but I bought these two necklaces... now I need somewhere to wear them!! I know.. I will start wearing them to my stamp shows... and to CONVENTION!!!

We played a few games... first the ladies had to pick a piece of gum... so pick a flavor in your mind and stick it in your mouth... now... her is what your gum say's about you:

What kind of gum are you?

If you picked: Cinnamon Flavored Gum

 You are daring, active, and a little outrageous.

 You crave adventure and novelty. You like to mix things up.

 Your personality is extra spicy and larger than life.

 You love to have fun, and you are passionate about everything you do.

 You're definitely a fiery person, and you don't back down from a fight.

 Most people love your fire - but you can be a bit too intense at times!


If you picked:  Peppermint Flavored Gum

 You have a sharp mind that is always churning.

 You are mentally hyper. You're always thinking of something.

 And while your mind is always on, you're not the most physically active person around.

 Some people make mistake you for being lazy, but the truth is: you never relax.

 You tend to get so deeply into your projects that you ignore everything around you.

 You are creative and cutting edge. You love telling people about your newest ideas and discoveries.


If you picked: Fruit Flavored Gum

 You are quirky and independent. You don't tend to follow any one style or rule book.

 You are a mix and match type of person, and you draw inspiration from many sources.

 While you're definitely a bit unusual, you get along well with other people.

 You're eager to welcome anyone into your world. You are not judgmental at all.

 You form close bonds with your friends, and your relationships tend to be very secure.

 You hold firm to your beliefs and values, and you don't let anyone talk you into compromising them.


If you picked:  Spearmint Flavored Gum

 You are a mystery to most people, even your friends.

 Cool and a bit aloof, you tend to be a bit removed from the world.

 And while you keep to yourself, you're no shrinking violet.

 You have a strong personality, and you'll speak your mind when the time is right.

 You are competent in all aspects of life. You're attractive, successful, and charming.

 Many people want to be your friend, but you consider few people to be your true friends.


If you picked: Bubblegum Flavored Gum

 You are friendly, outgoing, and energetic.

 You love life, and you can always find some reason to smile.

 You are a bit hyper, and you're always looking for your next challenge.

 You love getting things done - and you are usually on the go.

 Your confidence and positive attitude makes you a very attractive person.

 You can be a little flaky at times, but people are able to overlook that - because you're so fun!
Can you guess what flavor of gum I chew? Respond to the post and see what I do!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Christine's Birthday Party

Today I was blessed to host my friend Minyoung's daughter Christine plus six creative girls in my home. It was so fun making three cards and then sharing a light snack before they were off to stage two of the party!
Christine is in Matthew's class at school. She is very talented and a beautiful friend!

Last month I offered up a party for 6 girls or 6 ladies to come to my home and make three projects for our Disney Education Fund.  Minyoung was the highest bidder.  I was so glad to support the school and make Christine and her girl friends happy!

See my new hutch in the background... I keep moving stuff around.. there is so much room!
This card utilizes some retired DSP and some Glitter Paper I found at Big Lots.. Christine wanted a butterfly party and we had fun using pearls and rhinestones to glamor the card up!

What girl does not like Hello Kitty?  I still do! The Oh HELLO stamp set was a perfect way to play with this card... I love how they each made the face their own!

Their favorite card was the Swallowtail Card... where we practiced "Thumping"... I came across a video on You Tube and watched a woman "thumping" I fell in love with the technique and have been CASEing this card for every occasion! I learned to thump from HERE

The girls at work... rather neat for ten year olds don't you think?

The birthday girl!  Love her!  She was so excited and creative.. she enjoyed "thumping" but said "It is not symmetrical!" Very true... but their cards were adorable!

This little sweetie pie was excited to use dimensional's... here is s future scrapper.

I was so proud of my first little "thumper" Julia was my tester, she had to make them all first!

Check out my Big Helper Mackenzie & Puri, Mackenzie worked the opposite side of the table teaching the girls how to use their adhesive, and stamp without making out lines... she should do this for a living!

Thinking this girl is a perfect stamper... her creativity and perfection were great combos!

Loren, was at the end of the line... she was able to watch all the other girls create, make mistakes and then turn her cards into masterpieces... yet another small glimpse of my new hutch!  Love it!
Rachel is a little sweet pea also had a creative and artistic view! 
I am so proud of all you girls and hope you enjoyed your birthday party!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Kiss The Toad Creations Fundraiser

Ladies we spent the evening raising money for a wonderful cause!

I am working on displaying my samples better... any tips or ideas are welcome!

You too can order a Super Hero Cape or donate to a great cause HERE

My Paper Pumpkin

Have you ordered your My Paper Pumpkin Yet?

I too have been a lagging... but I am signing up today to give this kit a try.  Each month you receive a kit that includes unique supplies from Stampin" Up to create beautiful projects. Cost is $19.95/kit.  Pictures to follow when my kit arrives! 

All Dressed Up Class

Thank You Stampin' Up for keeping the All Dressed Up Stamp Set & Framelits into the new catalog... I am inspired to become a fashion designer... and you can join me!
June 9th, 1-3pm in my home... Fee $15.00 
Supplies to create 6 Beautiful cards  are included!
~Class Kit Required~
RSVP to me by June 6th to reserve your spot!

I CASE'd this card from HERE.
Tammy has tons of great ideas... this sample was simply elegant!

Thank You Lorraine!

Your generous donation of the gift bag, DSP, and Simply Sent kit boosted the value of my basket!
Kiss The Toad's Fundraiser tonight will be a success because of people like you!!

Update from Barbara this morning... We raised enough money to buy 13 capes!
The power of networking and super mommies is a wonderful feeling!
Thank You!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Christmas Stamps that will Carry over into the 2013/2014 year

Great news that I just read!!!
Cary... on the CASE and continuing to find great SU deals!

April 24, 2013
With the release of the retired list, some of you may be wondering which Christmas stamps will still be available. Don't cry or pout, we've gotcha covered!
  • Evergreen Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Greetings of the Season Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set
  • More Merry Messages Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set
  • Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set (available in French and Spanish)
Can you handle more good news? These sets will still be available during the 2013-2014 catalog year. They will not be featured in the catalog, but will be available in the Online Store and OEX.

Retiring Stamp Sets and Accesory List!

If you need anything on this list order now while supplies last!
Stamp Sets:
Click Here
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Monday, April 22, 2013

Kiss the Toad Creations fundraiser

Here is one of the baskets I am donating... I made one for the kids and will donate another for the adults!

What an honor to be raising funds for such a wonderful charity!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

One Sheet Wonder

Here are the ladies at work...

This is my dear friend Jeanne whom I have known for a very long time and love and adore her and her family!  Lynn is a first time customer and she brought some new skills to our group!

My girl's Lisa & Paula were in the dining room, chatting and working very hard!  

Here are all the sample cards.  I tried to use a little of each sheet.  We created many choices!
OH HELLO!  As you all know I love this set!

Get Well and the Owl Punch!

Kindness Matters 

Delightful Dozen

Wacky Wishes

Delightful Dozen

All Dressed Up
Artistic Etching's
All cards were made from a pattern I drew that made 20+ cards from International Bazaar DSP.
You can get your kit for $15 or order the paper on your own by May 31st, 2013!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Sideline Stampin at Marie's

This past Sunday I went to Marie's house to stamp and celebrate friendship with Lorraine, Sarah. Marie made a delicious lunch, and Lorraine ordered a cake to celebrate Sarah's birthday. We exchanged tips, ideas, techniques and cards. I look froward to our next date!

That's Marie... The silly goose did not want me to take her picture.  Her card is made with the All Dressed Up stamp set and framelits.  She used retired Concord Crush ink, cardstock, and some wired ribbon to create the cute card pictured above. I made a copy and will share my current product CASE soon!

This Party Favor was designed by Lorraine... she CASE'd it and I was happy to CASE from her too!

My Card...

Busy CASE'ing each other's cards and trying to improve on the styles!

Thought I would spend some time with my This & That... love it!

It was Sarah's birthday.. and Lorraine ordered a cake and we all made cards for her!

Hope Sarah is wishing for Stamps and more play dates!!

Sarah's card that she CASE's out of Stampin' Up's Stampin Success magazine!