Simple Stampin’ at a Home Workshop

Don’t we all need a little more simplicity in our lives?  I know that I do — and I prefer the simple cards in my Stampin’ Up! business, most of the time, as well.  I recently had the chance to do a home workshop for a new demonstrator in my Stamp With Perrywinkle group.  She was ready to invite some girlfriends over and introduce them to her new creative outlet!  One thing that I always offer to my new team members is to come over and DO the class for them.  I provide the materials and show them how the class could look if they were the demonstrator standing there doing the class.  I love being a role model and providing this service for them.  We talk before the class and choose projects that are appropriate for the audience.  Sometimes we have a fabulous opportunity to share Stampin’ Up! with brand new faces that don’t know much about our products.  This was the case recently, and it was so fun to demonstrate a few very simple cards.  I shared the need to have the “SIP” philosophy  in mind.   SIP = STAMPS, INK, and PAPER.  The rest is just “fluff” — and we can add as much as we want.  But you gotta have stamps, ink, and paper to build a foundation and go up from there!

Here are the projects that we decided to showcase at our home workshop.  I demonstrated one additional card (which the guests did NOT make) so that I could briefly introduce stamping techniques, our 3 types of stamps, how to best use a punch, adhesive, and general things like that.  You  might also notice that I used several products that opened the door for me to introduce the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  We had a very successful night, and my hostess even has one guest discussing becoming a demonstrator herself………so, I think we did a good job that night!  Would you be willing to invite some friends over for something like this?  There is NO COST to anyone, and I will tailor my projects to meet the desires of your audience.  Contact me today to host a workshop in March and earn Sale-A-Bration rewards before it’s all over!

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Best Day Ever Cards


Birthday Bash Class – Saturday Stamp Time!

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Join our Saturday morning group where we will create projects using birthday products from the Occasions Catalog.  We will complete four Birthday projects (2 peeks are shown above) and you will go home with a bag full of Stampin’ goodies!  


10:00 AM – NOON



 Please bring your own adhesive!

MUST RSVP by Monday, February 23rd
so I can order your supplies!

If you would like to pay with a Credit Card, please let me know and I will
send you a PayPal invoice. 

Butterfly Thinlets Card


Isn’t this gorgeous?  I love the “romantic” look of this card!  So pretty……it could be for a shower, a wedding, a girlfriend’s birthday, or even a Sympathy card.  Don’t you think?

This is one of the cards we will make at Saturday Stamp Time!  Attendees will receive half a package of this DSP,  Something Borrowed, and Pink Pirouette Blendabilities — as well as many other goodies!   I used the Blendabilities to color a few of the smallest flowers on this paper.  Voila!  It takes on a whole new look when you add some “pop” of color to it.  The pretty Sahara Sand button is from the Sweet Dreams package of buttons.  Yes, I took a button from the “baby” collection and it was the perfect touch for this card.  I added a pearl in the center and colored the pearl with Pink Pirouette Blendabilities.

We have Saturday Stamp Time at my house about every 3 weeks.  Please watch my blog and my website for future dates.  Your class fee pays for several products from the Stampin’ Up! catalogs, and you learn new ways to use the products you receive.  You can also purchase kits if you can’t attend.  Contact me if you have any questions!

TIP:  Use a VERY light touch when coloring on the paper to prevent a lot of bleeding.  The Alcohol Markers quickly absorb into the fibers of the DSP, and If you look really close you will see that it looks as if I colored out of the lines.  I really didn’t, they just bleed very quickly!


The Butterfly Thinlets are sold for $24.95.  Three sizes you will love!  The outline (smallest) shape coordinates with the Butterfly Basics stamp set.

Butterfly Thinlets


Saturday Stamp Time!


You are invited….Join our Saturday morning group where we will create projects using several new products from the Sweet Dreams collection and the Something Borrowed collection, along with the new Pink Pirouette Blendabilites. Don’t worry, I’ll show you great projects to use these supplies that don’t have to do with Brides and Babies! Come join the fun, make 4 cards, and go home with a GOODY BAG full of extras for creating more at home!

10:00 AM – NOON

Create 4 cards and go home with a sampling of all DSP patterns in these 2 collections, as well as markers, buttons, and more! Please bring your own adhesive!

MUST RSVP by Monday, February 2nd so I can order your supplies!
If you would like to pay with a Credit Card, please let me know and I will
send you a PayPal invoice.

New Blendabilities Class on Saturday

With the release of the new Occasions catalog, there are FOUR new sets of Stampin’ Blendabilites.  I am thrilled with the color selection, and I know you will enjoy using them, also.  My first class will be this coming Saturday morning and will feature Soft Sky Blendabilites, and one of my new favorite images called Love is Kindness.

IMG_8993You will make three cards and a small Kraft Journal, one of my favor Stampin’ Up! additions this year.  Your $30 fee will include all supplies:  Love is Kindness stamp image, Soft Sky Blendabilities, 2 Kraft Journals, and all supplies to create the projects shown above.  Kits are also available for $30 (plus shipping if you are not local).

Saturday, January 17

10:00 am – Noon

$30 Fee includes STAMP, MARKERS, 2 JOURNALS

& all crafting supplies

Dawn’s House

Lorena, TX

PLEASE RSVP by Tuesday so I can order your supplies!



Banner Blessings Friendship Frame

frame 1This is another project we will be creating tomorrow for my Banner Blessings Class.  You will receive the Banner Blessing Photopolymer Stamp Set, along with 4 other projects.  Please let me know if you want to RSVP at the last minute.  I have 5 openings, or 5 kits still available to sell.  If you purchase the kit, you can pick it up (if you are local) or pay an additional $5.95 to have it shipped to your home.  Please contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice.

This is one of the easiest projects EVER……all because of our fantastic Stampin’ Up! punches.  I used SEVEN punches on this card!  You should have seen the mess on my desk, ha!  But I only used ONE stamp image and ONE stamp pad…….love how this turned out.  Lots of friends will be getting this for Christmas!  I removed the glass from the frame for this project, but you could attach the large flower on top of the glass, and still have a very nice project that is protected by glass.  Either way, it is a very inexpensive gift that just LOOKS expensive and time-consuming.  It is NOT!  I don’t have time for that in my life……and you probably don’t either!  I will send you ALL pieces including all the punch-outs to create all 5 projects if you purchase the $30 kit.

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Banner Blessings Notecard Set

This is one of the projects that we will make at Saturday’s class.  I love the way this notecard set turned out, and you can create this gift item for less than $2!!!! Please RSVP now, as class is limited to 12 participants.   You will receive the STAMP SET as part of your class fee so that you can go home and make even more goodies!  If you can’t come to class, I will assemble a kit for you!  Just let me know if you want the Class Kit option.  I will gladly ship for $5.00 more.


Banner Blessings Class
Saturday, Nov. 22nd
10 am – Noon

Come create and go home with lots of goodies, also!
Create 3 gift items and 2 cards using this new Photopolymer Stamp Set.
Great for Christmas gifts or Birthday gifts!
You will go home with the stamp set and all 5 projects.
$30 Class Fee
RSVP please so I can have your supplies ready!