Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tammy's Card Buffet

Want to say I come for the cards but it's the food...
Tammy has a thing for cooking and baking.. .she makes everything taste good... Ask Veronica.. .she was not going to EVER like rice pudding but she liked Tammy's version!
Over the Top Carrot Cake!
Tammy say's this is Paula Dean's recipe... I will get it and attach it soon!

Rice Pudding.. oh so good!

See no more pudding.. and now I am eating cake!

Completed with our Card Buffet and Tammy's desserts,,, we moved on to the new catty... oh boy did we all find new play toys? We did!  Look out fellow stamper's our projects are coming soon!
One more shot of Tammy's table... filled with empty plates, completed cards, pen's, wish lists and multiple post it notes in our catty's!

Happy Birthday Wishes

Here is a card to wish a dear friends mother happy birthday! 
A great CASE that I found while googling the flower trim... I am very sad to see this embellishment go.  See how I slipped the doilies in? If you recall I was never a fan of doilies until Stampin' Up gave them to me!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My Lunch with Beverlee!

Ladies!  If you ever get a chance... You need to meet Beverlee.... She is so creative!! As my up line she has gifted me in many ways but today she spoiled me for my promotion gift.. She made samples for me to see, have, made me caramel corn and... Took me to a yummy lunch!

Here is a technique coming to a Super Stamper's soon! I love the stamp set, the colors and the YOU!

Here is a wonderful combination of items you will see in a class soon... I love pool party!
Check this out....Did you know that these flowers are made out of one punch from cardstock? Beverlee has a technique that will blow you away! You will see this in a class soon!
I love birthdays and I love candles... Cute and the flame is made from the mini ornament from last Christmas!    
That beautiful flower is made from the dress framelits... Sign up for my all dressed up class to see this one in action!
Love love love this Hostess Set preview from the new catalog... Can Friday get here any sooner?

Another sweet sample!! One more cheer for the new catalog!
Oh my goodness I love this... Stamped, Embossed, and the bird too add on... Love it!
Cute sample of the new in colors!
These are my gifts from Beverlee.... Thank you! Thank you!
Our lunch... I loved my burger... So much that I brought a sample of the yummy southwestern sauce on my pants... It was yummy and gooey and oh so satisfying!!

Check out the chalkboard bird banner she gave me.... It fits perfect on my wall above the buffet!! 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Wishes

Sending a huge thank you to those that gave their lives for me!  Thank you Jesus the ultimate sacrifice!  Thank you to the men and women whom gave 100%!  I will spend my day reflecting on your sacrifices, loving my family a little longer, praying for your families, and stamping and crafting as I can because you died for me!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Garage Sale... Garage Sale.. GARAGE SALE!

Garage Sale

Friday, June 7th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm

You’re invited to a Multi-Demonstrator garage sale. We are cleaning out our Stampin’ Up! Closets and you get the benefits.

Stop by to shop through lots of retired stamp sets, card stock, DSP, ink, accessories tools and more!

Prices may vary between demonstrators and all retired product purchases are cash / check only.

Of course you can always place new orders from the NEW 2013-2014 catalog so remember to bring credit cards too!

Gabriella's Fairy Garden

While dropping off Mia's Stampin' Up order last weekend I came upon a box she was putting into the trash... Mia said we could take it if we wanted it!  Boy did we want it!  Matt and Gabriella spent some love and care putting this treasure together! Thanks Mia! 

Feel's Good

So this is a really late post... A whole week late... Lisa has been a cheerleader since I moved to San Ramon... Encouraging me and advising me in business savvy info. So she has attended  a few of my classes and made beautiful cards... Last week was her best friends birthday and she gave her all the fruits of her labor!! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

A card to CASE from Jeanne

Jeanne has a wish list already made up and a check ready for the launch of the new catty!! Here is a card she made and sent!! Love it! I will CASE this into SU the only thing missing will be the adorable sentiment. 

Thanks for your support and inspiration!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Throwback Thursday Inspired CASE

Today I was inspired by a Pin from Pinterest.... The original was made in honor of the retiring product! You can find the original here!

I am bringing this card to Tammy as she requested a red, white and blue card or her buffet!! Hope she likes it!

I made the base Not Quite Navy, the Flag base is Very Vanilla and the stripes are Riding Hood Red.
Not Quite Navy & Ridding Hood Red are retiring and if you want to order these wonderful colors go to my Stampin' Up page!
Or contact me at and I can help you find more of what you are looking for!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Card Buffet Sneak Peek #3

Here is a sample of a card using the Dressed Up Framelits.
Details to follow!

I got promoted!

My down line Gail placed an amazing order that promoted her to Sr. Associate, then... ta da! 
I got one too! 
Thank you Gail! 
I have a special surprise for you!
I was also excited to see a mention in my up lines's blog!  You too can follow her at Stampin All Day With Bev.   I follow her daily for inspiration and exciting new ideas... Beverlee made a special promise to take me to lunch and I know I will have a huge list of ideas for her to make into special cards.... going down memory lane here are a few things she did for me:
  • designed a girl scout card for my juniors out of punches and held a special class...
  • has set a yard of ribbon, spare SNAIL, that extra button, fabric, a sheet of DSP and more aside for me to complete a project for a show, class or swap.
  • let me hold my 40th birthday in her special studio
  • helped me with 4 separate Crop Out Cancer Fundraiser's...
  • supported me on my low sales and high sales years
  • let me win multiple BUNCO's at her home... yes.. I won $150 in product every time!!!
  • shared ribbon swaps and promotions with me
  • signed me up to help me save money... it is sad to see a good customer go but so rewarding when you see the results
  • lastly she has prayed for me, with me and around me and that is a true friend!
Thank you Beverlee!

Garage Sale

Are you looking for a stamp set from catalogs long ago? Do you like bargains and deals?  Do you see the above signs and re-route your day? Then I have a great surprise for you!  I am gathering with a few other demonstrators to sell our retired and retiring product for wonderful prices!  I have a few opportunities:
  • The first peek at my stamps and supplies will be at Marie's BUNCO Birthday, May 31, 2013 @ 6pm.   
  • Second opportunity is on Friday June 7th in Tracy at 6pm- 8pm.
RSVP to me for any of the above dates at and I will give you a special gift ohh and the address to our special locations!

Marie is offering a day at her home in the future too if anyone is interested in selling their old stamps to buy new!  We will set that date at her party!  Remember the NEW 2013/2014 STAMPIN' UP CATLAOG sales start that night so we are planning some wonderful deals!

I am off to mark down stamp set, paper and embellishments... see you soon!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Birthday Wishes....

Here is a birthday card for the upcoming card buffet... Tune in for details and items you can order!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Really Good Greetings CASE....

Lorraine and I were playing around today with some new cards she CASE'd this past Saturday.  I love the New Really Good Greetings stamp set and Lorraine has it so before she could go home we searched Pinterest  (HERE) and found this card in totally different colors.

You will love the new catty and all of its new ideas and inspirations!

Here is a card that Lorraine had made... Simple sweet and easy!

As Lorraine was packing her bags this was what I was thinking!

Card Buffet prep

Hello Ladies & Gent's!
I am prepping for next Wednesday's class at Tammy's house.
I CASE'd this card from a Stamp Camp sample I received from Niki Toll.
You can find it

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Upcoming Classes and Opprtunites to play with me and my pals!

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!

THE NEW CATALOG GOES LIVE MAY 31st and the current catalogs close June 1st... Below are the opportunities for you to get a copy of my new catalog if you have not already received one:

BUNCO:  May 31, 2013...6-9pm its Marie's Birthday and she wants to celebrate Stampin' Up BUNCO style!

~ Come make a beautiful birthday card

~ Pick up your copy of the new Stampin’ Up Catalog

~ My gift to you is FREE SHIPPING on all orders!

~ Buy retired products from the Garage Sale Table

~ Buy Cookie Lee Jewelry at 50% of the original price.

~ Play BUNCO for $13 with the opportunity to win up to $100 in Stampin’ Up Products

~ Enjoy BBQ, snacks, birthday cake and drinks!

RSVP to Cary by May 29th (925)413-5134

June 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!

Card Buffet: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 6-8pm at Tammy's home in Manteca.  
Come sample the many choices of cards made from current and new catalog product.
I provide the sample, the tools and the paper & embellishments for a minimum of 6 cards.  You can make as many as you want of each card for $1.50 each. 
Bring your class kit. (SNAIL, Snips, and a Bone Folder).
** I do not provide envelopes... so you may purchase them before or order them on that day.**
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 
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.

Minyoung's Thank You Cards

So my beautiful friend Minyoung is preparing a summer filled with travel to support and raise money for Korean Adoptee's.  She and her group wanted to make handmade cards... one friend is a graphic designer and she came up with the logo, another is helping her run papers through the big shot later this weekend and lastly they will adhere them. Here is a brief glance at the card in the works... she has much more planned! Very creative for her first handmade cards!
I will add her completed cards soon!

Here are some of  the completed cards!  She did a wonderful job!  So proud of her and all her hard work! Check out the picture of her and the girls working hard below!

Happy 48th Birthday Dublin/San Ramon Women's Club

As you can see I did not capture this photo the right direction... But the cake was yummy and beautiful!
48 years of service is very special! Any amount of time spent making an impact on your community is a job well done... These ladies are just a small portion of a large organization of women that have changed lives!!
Meetings always include a catered lunch... Today our lunch was stuffed bell peppers! Yummy!

Check out these ladies... Past club presidents and influential volunteers!!
Janna and Barb... Still work full time and serve our community full time! I can only hope to be as well loved as these two.

Charlotte... one of the women I look up to most!  Hard working, and supportive of me and my aspirations!  Anyone that can put up with my energy deserves a medal!


Patty, Bonnie and Linda!  Love, Love, Love you!  Always smiling, always serving and always supportive!

Sheryn our president, Carol our parliamentarian, and Shirley our Secretary are taking their turns at the sign up sheets! We are so organized that we already have sheets out for next year!


Love these ladies!

When you need something done without attitude and with a smile its Fay and Sue you must ask!
Very hard workers and soft hearts!

Check out Doris... she is recovering from a major surgery and radiation and she still shows up to keep us all happy!

Bonnie dear, I know you will be pleased I caught you with a mouth full!

Mackenzie and Joy are ready to eat!

Lois and Sally... look at that lunch... YUMMO!

Look.. I got money!! LOL> a refund from the Talent Auction supplies I purchased!