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I am so tired tonight! You can tell you’re getting old when staying up until 11:30 to watch politics wears you out the next day! I am excited the results were worth watching, to me anyway!

Since I’m  tired, and since I haven’t stamped in a few days, I am going to post something that will shock you! Ha ha. It’s my disaster of a stamping room:

A tornado ran through here!

A tornado ran through here!

It’s also my office, but the little card table is
where I do all my stamping work. As you can tell, I must have been busy. I’m a messy creative mind!! I did clean it up since this picture was taken. Only time will tell how long it will stay clean.

On a more creative note… I am attending my first craftshow in December. I have made nothing for it yet, except for these handy bookmarks. I am really loving how they turned out. most of them anyway. I bought 48 more of these big paperclips the other day, so I am going to get to work on them this weekend. I think my favorite is the owl… mostly because I love that set!!:)

Craftshow, here I come!

Craftshow, here I come!

On a completely random side note… I’m thinking of switching my blog over to I have my personal (not very exciting, though…) blog there, and I find it so much easier to use then wordpress. Plus, I’m kind of a “that’s what everyone else is doing” type of person… and I’m wooed by how many blogger blogs there are. So, if I move locations, I’ll let you know.

It’s my birthday on Friday! Woot woot!!

Just a short blog tonight… I’ve got a husband awaiting my company at our new big screen TV. 🙂

Tonight I placed my very first SU! order as a demo. I am hosting a class on Nov. 14 and 15 to make Christmas cards, and I had to order all that goodies. I’m so nervous about it now! Eep! The order was (of course) more than I wanted it to be, as since I’m new to demoing, I had to order paper, ribbon, brads, blah, blah blah because I don’t have any. So, my guests are getting quite the bargain! I had to pay $150 of my own money to order enough supplies. Eep! (and the Season of Friendship set, which I’ve been drooling over for a month now!)

I keep telling myself it will all work out in the end. I have ELEVEN people coming to my very first class! And 4 or 5 of them are people I don’t know…. friends of friends. So I think the potential is definitely there for a good customer base. If I can book a show or two from this class….. it will totally wipe out the $150 in supplies I had to buy!

Oh! I’ve made my quarterly minimum with this class — and will reach commissionable sales for the month of November. So it can’t be THAT bad, right? And hubby didn’t get too mad when I told him the “overs.”

When I get the stuff and make my samples, I will definitely post pictures. (I also hope to post pictures tomorrow of what I’m working on in the moment. Today got too busy!)


Hi Everyone!

Here’s what’s going on in my corner of the Stampin’ Up! universe:

  • $30-for-30 Christmas Card class. The deadline to register is TOMORROW (Monday, Nov. 3) by 6 p.m. for 30-for-30-Christmas Class. Please let me know ASAP if you haven’t yet. See attached flyer for more info. Remember the 30-20-10 deal to get a discount on your cost. (30-for-30-christmas Flyer)
  • NEW! December class: Create-a-Calendar. I am SOOOO excited about this class. I can see stampers and scrapbookers alike loving this opportunity. For just $20 you get a bound calendar to decorate & create a beautiful gift for yourself or someone you love. See the attached flyer for all the info, or check out the Holiday Mini Catalog for more info. (Don’t have one? Ask & you shall receive!) (Calendarclass Flyer)
  • Stampin’ Basic Training. Join me for one, or all, of the scheduled days for “trying out” stamping. I’m opening my Stampin’ Up! room to you! Use any of my sets, all my ink pads, most of my accessories…. go crazy! The low $10 fee is just to replenish cardstock & decorative paper. Come play! See attached flyer for dates. (Basic-training Flyer)
  • For those really palnning ahead…. January’s class will be $30-for-30 Birthday Cards. Imagine, you could have all your birthday cards DONE, ready to go by the first part of January. Sweet! Preregistration is required & cost includes a set of stamps to take home. See flyer for details. (30-for-30 Birthday Flyer)

And from the Homeland… Here’s what Stampin’ Up! has going on for everyone:
Country Living Holiday Collection Take advantage of this exclusive offer in conjuction with Country Living magazine.  The County Living Holiday Kit was made with everyone in mind – perfect for the new or experienced stamper to create hand-crafted items for the holiday season.  There is also a subscription special – if you subscribe to the magazine you get freebies from Stampin’ Up!  Contact me for more info.
Order Online! You can now place your orders online through my website.  Click on the “shop now” link at the top of the page.  The order is shipped directly to YOU! Yahoo!
Holiday Mini Catalog – October 1, 2008 – January 18, 2009 – the newest mini catalog is now available!  Check it out for great card and project ideas; plus it is full of stamps for Christmas, Thankgiving, Halloween, and the Winter season!  New embellishments and the new Big Shot Sizzix machine.  Contact me today for a copy.
Gift Certificates Available
– The holidays are right around the corner – give someone the gift of stamping!  Make gift giving easy with a gift certificate from Stampin’ Up!  Available in any amount, redeemable through me.  Contact me if you’re interested in purchasing a gift certificate or give my name and contact information to those shopping for you!
Hostess IncentiveOnly a few more weeks (until Nov. 30) to host a $350 workshop and choose one stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler for free. This is IN ADDITION to regular hostess benefits. Free stamps. Can’t beat that! Let me know stat if you want to host a show.

Thank you for reading my newsletter. Please, pass it along to any other crafty people you know & spread the stampin’ word to others! If you’d rather not know the goings-on in my Stampin’ Up world, please let me know. No big deal.

Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday!

Tracy 🙂

PS: Thanks to Lindsey for letting me copy parts of her newsletter. What a nice upline. 🙂

Oh, I’ve gone and done it. Those crazy gals over at Split Coast Stampers have wooed me with their pretty blogs with their pretty Stampin’ designs and I’ve gone and started my own blog. It’s not gorgeous yet. It’s not grand yet. But it will be. Just you wait and see.

I became a Stampin’ Up demonstrator on Oct. 11, 2008 (I remember the date because it was the last day of the extra free set of stamps deal! I got in just under the wire). I haven’t even had a workshop or a class yet…. but I have some stuff coming up. My first class, $30-for-30 Christmas cards, is set for Nov. 14 and 15. I have 4, maybe 5 people coming for sure…. several other “maybes.” I count this as a success, as a business needs to start somewhere. My first workshop is with my good friend Molly, who is the one who got me into staming in the first place. She’s so gracious to be my first! I hope to make some good connections at her party & get at least one more booking from it.

But, on to the good stuff! Let me post a blog candy for you to see. Afterall, isn’t that why we are all blogging? To see what others are doing in the stampin’ world??

B-day card for Dara

B-day card for Dara

Here is my SC200 contribution. I have a million birthdays in Nov. & a new stamp set. So that is what I came up with. Here are the details:

– Elegant Eggplant cardstock
– Whisper White cardstock
– Lavender Lace cardstock
– Positively Pink cardstock
– So Saffron cardstock

– Lavender Lace Classic Stampin’ Pad
– Positively Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
– So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad
– Stazon Jet Black Pad

– Party Hearty stamp set

– White ribbon (eep! Not from SU!)
– Silver brads

Thanks for looking! I hope you like it! 🙂

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