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100 Heroes for our Heroes Soldier Card Making BBQ Fundraiser

Join me THIS Saturday, July 1st from 11 am to 2 pm in Thousand Oaks as we create 100 Heroes for our Heroes! This is a fundraising event where all funds go towards care packages for the troops and each guest will make a set of super hero themed cards that will be sent to deployed troops so they in turn can send these cards home to their kids!  The local Gettin’ Crafty Stampin’ card making group that I am a part of sends handmade cards to deployed troops all year long and over the holiday season we send care…

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Mark Your Calendar for June Crafting Events

June is HERE! One crafting event down, a few more to go! Are you ready to create and connect this month using all NEW Stampin’ Up crafting supplies? Join the fun! Saturday, June 10 – Crafting at Free Press Marketing From 10 am to noon we will craft at Free Press Marketing, located in downtown Oxnard. We’re making a set of note cards, cute little wood-like crate and will wrap it all up in a gusseted clear bag. Perfect for giving or using! This project features the Wood Words Bundle, this includes a new stamp set and framelits. RSVP HERE or…

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New Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog is HERE!

The Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog is HERE! Want a copy? Come to one of my crafting events this month to pick up your complimentary copy. This Saturday is a crafting meeting up Old New York Deli & Bakery in Camarillo from 10 am to noon. Let me know you’ll be there so I can bring enough for everyone. We’re going to make the pretty daisy card using all new stamps, a daisy punch, new designer series paper and coordinating card stock. You want in? Join me Saturday and bring a friend too! In the meantime you can browse and shop all…

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Creativity Starts Here – Paper Pumpkin Discount!

I adore the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit that arrives in my mail box each month. I love receiving cute, fun mail – or happy mail in other words!! New projects, ink and stamps to play with for a great price – $19.99 Have you been on the fence about joining? Now IS the time to try out Paper Pumpkin, you get to save 25% on your first 3 months when you sign up by June 10th when you enter code STARTHERE. What is so great about Paper Pumpkin?? Let me tell you! The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at…

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It’s Fiesta Time!

Are you ready to fiesta?? Let’s create and connect over cards and margaritas! Next Wednesday, May 10th is my usual Wine Wednesday Craft Night except let’s swap the wine for margs! This class will start a bit earlier, 6:30 pm so you can enjoy a margarita, “fiesta” dinner and check out my BOGO Crafting Sale! How does the BOGO sale work? Pick what you like from my table then order that dollar amount from the catalog (lot’s of items on sale now!) you get everything from the table FREE! Take those items home free and your catalog ordered items will…

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Oh So Succulent

I use social media on the daily (it’s my job!) and I noticed something new on Snapchat – there is now a succulent themed crown filter!! I LOVE succulents and my latest card features the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, Oh So Succulent stamp set and Succulent Garden Ribbon. Guess what? These lovely items are RETIRING and DISCOUNTED – bittersweet news! They are on sale now, which is lovely and makes our wallets happy, but this also means that once they are gone – that is it forever! Product List Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Bundle [145184] Oh So Succulent Photopolymer…

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Mother’s Day Card Making Class THIS Saturday

Mother’s Day is coming up! May 14th for US and in Mexico May 10th, I know a lot of my fellow Latinos celebrate both US Mother’s Day and recognize the one from their ancestral country too. Do you have any special Mother’s Day traditions? We usually do a nice quiet brunch with our mom. It’s grown now that my sisters and I are moms too! Is your mom a super hero? I love this card designed by my Stampette Family member Angela. She is just one of 3 demonstrators who will be teaching card making and stamping techniques at this class.…

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Get Your Faves Before They’re Gone!!

The Stampin’ Up retirement sale is in full swing! So many wonderful items are “sun setting” and quickly selling out at that! Once they’re gone – they’re gone for good! I know that I fell in LOVE with the Oh So Succulent suite – the paper, stamps, framelits, ribbons – oh my I really love it all, so I made sure to secure supplies to keep my creative heart content. They’re on the retirement list so that means Stampin’ Up won’t produce anymore of those items. Want to see the full retiring list? Click here to view a PDF. You can…

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I love my crafting family

I’m lucky to have a group of passionate crafters as part of my Stampin’ Up family. We even have our own little group on Facebook where we share our ideas, classes, and just get excited about crafting in general! We can appreciate the “nerdiness” of it all. I gave us a name too, “The Stampettes”! We are each different women from different walks of life and in different stages of life as well but we all share something in common – the need to be creative and express ourselves through the simple act of creating and connecting. With just some…

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Happy Brithday to My Husband!

Today is my husband’s birthday and I want to take a moment to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! He’s an incredible husband, always supportive and encouraging. Whenever I take on a new venture is backs me up 100%. He might not be crazy about my busy schedule but he understands my reasons for wanting to pursue more. Not only is he an incredible husband but he’s an amazing dad and uncle. He very much looked forward to being a dad one day and when it came time to plan on having our baby he was very excited to enter this chapter of…

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