Stampin’ Up convention/team meeting pictures

Oh, this has been such an awesome past 3 days of fun, inspiration, stamping, and sweet fellowship! We traveled to Atlanta on Thursday and ended the day by visiting and stamping with a friend in Atlanta.

Friday, we met as a team and stamped cards to use for our businesses, had lunch at the Urban Foodie Feed store – highly recommend!

Enjoyed visiting the Coco Cola center and attended with my team members, Jill and Cathy Centerstage Dinner for Silver Elite and above.

Saturday, we spent the day being inspired, learning, and trying to saturate myself with the new Spring catalog! Lots for you to see after Christmas! Get ready to write you wish lists!

I’m not able to show the inside….but here’s a picture of the outside

This next catalog is packed with card samples – more than previous years. More has been packed in as a result of turning the the catalog to a landscape position.

I’m falling asleep tonight…..so will be a quick finish on this weeks post. Good things are in store…..from this next week’s team meeting to a new catalog in January!

Sr. Center cards

for this Thursday, November 21st…..RSVP and join us Thursday at 1:00pm at the Dallas Sr. Center to make 6 cards, 5 are following

Don’t wait to order this beautiful Designer Series Paper while supply lasts! # 152154
CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
$14.50 us
Team Meeting…..Saturday, Nov. 23 @ 10:00am

Bring 15 swaps if you like. I will be texting you if you volunteered to bring food. Bring paper snips, bone folder, etc. ready to make cards from new spring catalog. And, any current projects you can share. Your phone to take pictures.

Place: 2300 Philadelphia Church Road Dallas NC

Gastonia Club, Friday Nov. 22nd at 10:00am, Debbie is our hostess
Monday, Dec. 2nd Card Buffet at 10:00am
Friday, Dec. 6th – 1st Friday Club at 6:00pm
Saturday, Dec. 7th – Come out and say hi! I’ll be at the Cramerton Craft Show 10 – 2
Highlights from Stampin’ Up Convention:

Hope to see you all stamping soon!

Thank you for visiting! Esther

Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper scraps

Don’t waste a strip of this beautiful paper! It is so rich and elegant! Do you save your pieces like I do? Make a charming background using your scraps with 1/2″ strips of Christmastime is Here DSP.

Here’s how:

secure about 2 1/2″ strips of the DSP with a sticky note to your work area

weave 1/2′ strips of the DSP across…..over and under ….. then the next strip do under and over. Alternate for several more strips of DSP

Next, cut off the ends so that it will fit on to your card front. I cut my ends in random lengths so that it was a little more interesting to look at and I didn’t have to pay attention to exactness…..didn’t want to take the fun out of it!

pull the sticky note up still attached to strips and flip it over to put a little Tombo on the back of your basket weave design.

place on card front and pull off the sticky note and press to attach strips to card front

Nice! Now….what shall we put on as a center focal point???

either of these would be nice….but I really want to see the basket weave background too…..

final decision….go simple and add a few embellishments like the gold enamel dots and gold ribbon.

Go searching for your favorite Designer Series Paper scraps or purchase the exquisite Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper!

November Scrapbooking

November was a continuation of October Dinoroar DSP. I had so much fun using it….had to create something this month too!

On this spread, both Hand-Lettered Prose dies #149550 and Large Letters Framelits (Retired) were used for the lettering. Dinasours were cut out of the Dinoroar DSP and popped up with Dimensionals.

Notice the different wide strips of the Designer Series Paper….it stands out a little more by sponging the very edge with Pretty Peacock ink pad and sponge.

And for our 2nd spread…..I had fun with Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper #150393 and the basket weave….

Colors….Pool Party, Real Red, and Flirty Flamingo just sing together! Makes you forget the bitter cold and remember the fun in the snow!

November Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 12th – Happy Stampers at Marilyn’s 1:00pm

Wednesday, Nov. 13th – Morningside Club @ 10:00am, Jo is our hostess

Nov. 16th – Stampin’ Up Convention

Thursday, Nov. 21st – Sr. Center @ 1:00pm RSVP to Esther

Friday, Nov. 22nd – Gastonia Club @10:00am, Debbie is our hostess

Saturday, Nov. 23rd – Team Meeting at 10:00am. We will be meeting at Victory Hill Baptist Church, 2300 Philadelphia Church Road Dallas NC

Come make cards from the NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG. Bring 15 swaps if you like ….make them from your favorite current stamp set.

Enjoy cards made by Donna, Peggy, and Judy

The above card was created using the Magnolia Designer Series Paper…..color in the flowers for a completely different look! Beautiful!

November Specials

BE WATCHING NOVEMBER 20 – 22ND FOR SPECIAL SAVINGS WITH ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA! more info to follow. You may order direct from me online at my web site http://www.estherboyle.stampinup.net or call/text/email. When the sale list is out, I will post it on the blog.

Christmastime is Here Suite
ITEMDESCRIPTIONPRICE
152156GOLD 1/4″ (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBON$7.00 usd/$9.50 cad
152155GOLD GLITTER ENAMEL DOTS$8.00 usd/$11.00 cad
152154CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$14.50 usd/$20.00 cad
152159CHARMING ROSE BRACELET$22.00 usd/$30.00 cad
152144ROSES DIES$30.00 usd/$41.00 cad
152431CHRISTMAS ROSE STAMP SET*$38.00 usd/$52.00 cad
153944CHRISTMAS ROSE BUNDLE*$61.00 usd/$83.50 cad
153947CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE*$112.50 usd/$154.00 cad

*Available in French.

Paper Trimer now available for order #152392 $25. Excellent trimmer!!!

Hope to see you stamping soon!

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

http://www.stamptogether.com

http://www.estherboyle.stampinup.net

A Cup of Christmas bringing Comfort and Cheer

There is so much exciting news to share with you tonight!

Christmastime is Here Suite

During the month of November the most beautiful suite, Christmastime is Here Suite is available. You will love the Christmas Rose in the suite….and stamp with perfection using the rubber outline stamp and the photopolymer solid stamps to fill in your rose image outline. This is a unique combination we’ve never had before for a stunning elegant card!

These are just 2 of the cards I’ve made…..you will see more at club, and see how easy to use with the Stamparatus! You won’t want to miss!

Best thing is to get the whole suite! I have used every single die included, ribbon, gold enamel dots, stamps, and the Designer Series Paper….is sooooo pretty with the rich Cherry Cobbler and the fine gold lines. You can purchase this as a suite using just one item number, #153947 $112.50. This also includes a bracelet. Or you can purchase each item individually

ITEMDESCRIPTIONPRICE
152156GOLD 1/4″ (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBON$7.00 usd/$9.50 cad
152155GOLD GLITTER ENAMEL DOTS$8.00 usd/$11.00 cad
152154CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$14.50 usd/$20.00 cad
152159CHARMING ROSE BRACELET$22.00 usd/$30.00 cad
152144ROSES DIES$30.00 usd/$41.00 cad
152431CHRISTMAS ROSE STAMP SET*$38.00 usd/$52.00 cad
153944CHRISTMAS ROSE BUNDLE*$61.00 usd/$83.50 cad
153947CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE*$112.50 usd/$154.00 cad

*Available in French.

A Cup of Christmas

Another bundle we’ll be using at club this month is A Cup of Christmas! This stamp set is a new kind of stamp…..reversible stamps! Come see and use it at club this month. Also, we’ll be using it for the following card at Sr. Center and Happy Stampers

NEW PAPER TRIMMER IS NOW AVAILABLE

Customers may now purchase the NEW Paper Trimmer! Yippee! It really has improved! and better yet, it’s lower price point than before $25. #152392

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.

Blades now come in a 4 pack for $12 and will be available in January.

Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper 20-Pack Now Available for Customers

Great news! The affordably priced Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper 20-Pack (item 152455), formerly a supply item for demonstrators only, is now available for sale to your customers throughout the annual catalog sales period. This convenient 20-pack features 10 sheets each of two double-sided designs and is perfect for customers who have already purchased (and love!) 

Get Ready for Online Extravaganza!

Good news: three days of savings starts next month with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza on November 20–22, 2019! Watch for more communication in November about these amazing offers.

Christmas Countdown
Have fun this season for your loved ones with this Christmas Countdown calendar! Each day opens to a 2 x 2 x 2 little box to reveal some special little treat.
It is so easy to put together!
Card Buffet/ Muffins and Me this Saturday, November 9th

Come hang out and relax awhile making cards you need. This Saturday, Nov. 9th, I’ll have the following cards plus others you can choose from to make as many as you want. You choose cards and amounts you want to make. If you make at least 10 at $2. each, you may make 2 cards free.

Please RSVP and if you know for sure which cards and amounts, let me know and I’ll have them all ready for you.

This will be at Esther’s home. 10am to 3 pm drop in.

Happy Stampers at Marilyn’s home Tuesday, Nov. 12th

You’ll be making the following 2 cards plus two more

November Stamping Events

Tuesday, Nov. 5th – Spartanburg Club @ 7:00pm, Linda M is our hostess

Friday, Nov. 8th – 10am to 3pm Card Buffet in Spartanburg at Cherokee Springs Baptist Church Please RSVP to Esther

Friday, Nov. 8th – 1st Friday club @ 6:30pm, Christine is our hosess

Saturday, Nov. 9th – Card buffet/Muffins & Me at 10:00am

Saturday, Nov. 9th – Scrapbooking @ 6:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 12th – Happy Stampers @ 1:00pm, Marilyn’s home

Wednesday, Nov. 13th – Morningside Club @ 10:00am, Jo is our hostess

Nov. 14 – 16 – Stampin’ Up convention in Atlanta

Wednesday, Nov. 20th – Friday, Nov. 22nd – Online Extravaganza – LOOK FOR AMAZING SALES!

Thursday, Nov. 21st – Sr. Center @ 1:00pm, RSVP to Esther please

Thursday, Nov. 21st – Christmas Countdown @ 7:00pm RSVP to Esther by November 13th for me to order a kit for you

Friday, Nov. 22nd – Gastonia Club @ 10:00am, Debbie is our hostess

Saturday, Nov. 23rd – Team meeting @ 10:00am at Esther’s church. Victory Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall opposite side of road from Church 2300 Philadelphia Church Road, Dallas NC If you would like to bring swaps….make swap with your favorite stamp set/bundle that is current. I will have as many cards for you to make from the new spring Occasions catalog products. 🙂

Thursday, Nov. 28th – Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for visiting! Looking forward to seeing you stamping!

Esther

Christmas Countdown project kit

I have been anxiously waiting to put together my Christmas Countdown project kit…..Wow! It was so quick and easy and looks so festive and professional! Personally, I want to use my kit to put 25 – one a day, “I am thankful for you…..” little notes to my hubby. I think he would get a big kick out of opening each day (I’ll have to send some with him on his work trips.) And, he will be so encouraged to read them! Maybe put a little chocolate too every few days 🙂

The kit would also be so fun for grandchildren to find a small treat in each day, you could add something miraculous about Christmas each day too. For older children, put some candy, or money in each day….or a note for the gift of time with each older child.

As you read, I’m sure you are probably thinking of someone to create this for….you can even fill it and mail it to grandchildren in another state. It comes in a nice heavy cardboard box.

RSVP WITH YOUR ORDER FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN BY Monday, November 4th and come meet with others at my home, use my inks and stamps on:
  • Saturday, November 9th at 10:00am
  • or Thursday, November 21st @ 7:00pm

Christmas Countdown Project Kit is $30; with tax and ship, it is $35. Purchase through me and you may come to class free

All Finished!! Really easy and fun to put together! Come join me either date to put your Christmas Countdown box together to make this Christmas a little more special for someone!

Please let me know by November 4th so I can order kit for you!

If you missed the first card buffet……come on November 9th at 10:00am during the Christmas Countdown Project Kit to make your choice and amount of cards…..I still have some Christmas cards, sympathy, birthday, and get well available for you to make for $2 each….after 10 cards, get 2 free. Look back a week to see some of the cards for card buffet please.

November Stamping Schedule

Friday, Nov. 1st – 1st Friday Club at 6:30pm, Christine is our hostess

Saturday, Nov. 2nd – Muffins & Me at 10:00am Cost $10 please RSVP

Tuesday, Nov. 5th – Spartanburg club, Linda M is our hostess at 7:00pm

Thursday, Nov. 7th – Sr. Center stamping at 1:00pm RSVP to Esther

Saturday, Nov. 9th – Christmas Countdown Project Kit at 10:00am RSVP by Nov. 4th so I can order kits

Saturday, Nov. 9th – Card Buffet at 10:00am

Saturday, Nov. 9th – Scrapbooking at 6:30pm

Tuesday, Nov. 12th – Happy Stampers at 1:00pm, RSVP to Marilyn

Wednesday, Nov. 13th – Morningside club at 10:00am, Jo is our hostess

Nov. 14th – 16th Atlanta for Stampin’ Up Convention

Thursday, Nov. 21st – Christmas Countdown Project Kit at 7:00pm, RSVP by Nov. 4th

Friday, Nov. 22nd – Gastonia Club at 10:00am, Debbie is our hostess

Saturday, Nov. 23rd – Team Meeting at 10:00am This will be at my church, Victory Hill Baptist Church in Dallas, NC If you would like to bring swaps, bring 15 and make it with your favorite current stamp set/dies. We will be having as many make and takes from new spring Occasions catalog and communicating all we can from convention.

Thursday, Nov. 28th – Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

Card Buffet – this Friday

What is a card buffet? It is a variety of cards…..a little of this and a little of that….cards that I have cut extra and not used in the past month. You are invited to come and make as many of any variety you want for $2 each. If you make at least 10 cards….you may have 2 free cards to make 🙂

  • Come any time 10:00am to 8:00pm I will keep a pot of chili handy if you get hungry RSVP
  • If you know ahead of time which cards and how many – you will be more assured of getting the ones you want and it will help me out to make sure I have enough cut please
  • Place….Esther’s house
  • Below are the cards definitely available to make. Please refer to them by title for me please. There will be other Christmas cards also available to make.

Brightly Gleaming Thinking of You Card

God’s Peace Card

Let It Snow DSP Snow Globe Card

Brightly Gleaming DSP Merry Christmas Card

Inspiring Iris Birthday Card

Pressed Petals Birthday Card

Woven Heirlooms Sympathy Card

Birds Of A Feather Christmas Card

Wrapped in Plaid Christmas Card

Happy Stamper’s class at Marilyn’s in Huntersville

Plan to meet this Thursday at 1:00pm to make the following projects….be sure to RSVP to Marilyn

Stamping Schedule

Thursday, October 24th – Happy Stampers at 1:00pm

Thursday, October 24th – Intro to Paper Pumpkin at 7:00 – 8:00pm

Friday, October 25th – Card Buffet 10am to 8pm

Friday, November 1st – 1st Friday club at 6:30pm, Christine is our hostess

Saturday, November 2nd – Muffins and Me at 10:00am

Scrapbooking Recap…..

We made a couple of cute spreads this month. I especially liked the Silly Faces layout…..who doesn’t have pictures of the sillies in your family! Come join us each month to create useable layouts and fun fellowship!

We used retired and current sets of Circle die cuts and See a Silhouette DSP #149443 $11.50

Dinoroar DSP #149589 and Hand-Lettered Prose dies

Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you stamping soon!

Esther

Sneak Peek October Paper Pumpkin

October Paper Pumpkins are on their way! This weekend, I was privileged to meet Andrew Roush, Manager of Stampin’ Up’s Paper Pumpkin. Totally he has improved Paper Pumpkin in the last 3 year! I love October’s Paper Pumpkin! Saturday, along with some of my team, Vicky and Linda, we received an October Paper Pumpkin box……and, it’s beautiful!

I have put only 2 cards together…..specifically so I would save some for a few invitations for new friends to experience the fun of Paper Pumpkin! This month’s kit comes with 10 cards and it is soooooo perfect for this area! I love the little “red birds” and glittery snow trees!

Included in the stamp set with this kit, is a little “red bird” Cardinals are so common in our area and I love how it looks beside the silver rimed envelops for each card.

One tip, I used paper snips and cut thin strips of the dimensionals included in the kit to put on the backs of the trees to add stability holding the trees to the card base

Use your Take Your Pick or the point of some paper snips to adhere the tiny snowflakes to your card….just a small element but it adds a lot!

October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. 

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

Subscription Information

  • Subscribe for the October kit at paperpumpkin.com from September 11–October 10.
  • Subscribe for the November kit at paperpumpkin.com from October 11–November 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

BE SURE WHEN SIGNING UP…..TO LIST ME AS YOUR DEMONSTRATOR PLEASE

Creative Escape 2019 scrapbook spread
Creative Escape 2019 Scrapbook spread

You are invited to join us for scrapbooking Saturday, October 19th! Every month we meet – usually the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month and make 2 two page spreads. It’s a fun time and what better way to capture your memories! October will be different that the above 2 spreads.

October Stamping Events

Thursday, Oct. 17th – Sr. Center Stamping at 1:00pm Below, you’ll see 2 Christmas cards you’ll be making. Please RSVP to Esther.

Friday, Oct. 18th – Gastonia Club at 10:00am, Maria is our hostess

Saturday, Oct. 19th – Jodi stamp camp at 10:00am

Saturday, Oct. 19th – Scrapbooking at 6:00pm

Thursday, Oct. 24th – Happy Stampers at Marilyn’s in Huntersville

Thursday, Oct. 24th at 7:00pm to 7:45pm – special invitation October Paper Pumpkin

Thanks for visiting!

Esther