Sunday, April 12, 2009

PMS Night...

Hello Everyone!

I am hosting my first ever PMS Night on Saturday, April 25th at 6.

That's right, PMS! Pizza, Music, Stamping (or scrapbooking) This is one of those events where you bring your cards, scrapbook pages, unfinished projects, etc., what ever it is that you want to work on over to my house and we stamp and scrap the night away!!

You are more than welcome to use any of my stamp se
ts, ink pads, punches, or even my Big Shot and dies! If you're feeling creatively challenged, I will be here to give you assistance should you need it! You will need to bring all consumable items including paper and adhesive.

I will have door prizes throughout the evening.... Please RSVP with payment no later than Thursday, April 23rd. Start time is
6 pm and runs until 12 am (you do not need to stay until 12 am if you choose not to).

Event fee: $15. This will cover pizza, beverages, salad and a desert. Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone else who might be interested.

Since Teacher Appreciation is just around the corner, this is what I’ll be working on that night. If you’d like to have something EASY ready to go for the night, I will also have kits available. We will be using the Summer Love Rub-Ons out of the new mini catalog. You will get all the supplies to make 6 cards with matching envelopes all packaged and ready to give to your favorite teacher plus you keep the left over Rub-Ons from your sheet. One set is $15 and your second set is only $5 more. These must be pre-paid by April 17th so that I have enough time to order everything. You can see a picture below of the finished project.

Picture Copyright Lisa Culbert and Stampin' Up!

I have missed stamping with you all and hope you can come play that night. Happy Stamping!!!

Karen Thompson

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Club is tonight

Here is a sneak peak of one of the cards we will be doing at club tonight.

It's a different take on the tent card. The envelope is behind it. I have to admit I got a little frustrated trying to figure this one out (and I had directions)! Just a little hint, it helps a lot if you score at all the right places and in the right directions. I got this idea from Splitcoaststampers of course. Here is the link to the directions. You can see more ideas be searching for WW090. Looking forward to seeing all my girls tonight or tomorrow morning. Denise, you family is in my thoughts and prayers. Have a safe trip to Del Rio. We'll see you next time.

Karen :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April Card Kit of the Month


The Card Kit of the Month Program – April 2009

Featured Set: “Cute & Cuddly” and Featured Accessory: Buttons Latte

You’ll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown above – so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of “alternative” cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit! In addition, you’ll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 design\s. This month’s card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15.

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by April 20th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Special Offer for April! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, “Cute & Cuddly” and the Featured Accessory, “Buttons Latte” at 20% off!

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:

§ 6 Pieces of 11” x 4 ¼” Certainly Celery Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 8 ½” x 5 ½” Chocolate Chip Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 4 ¼” x 3” So Saffron Prints Designer Series Paper (prints will vary from kit to kit)

§ 6 Pieces of 2” x 2 ½” Confetti Cream Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 2 ¼” x 2 ¾” Chocolate Chip Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 1 ½” x 1 ½” Creamy Caramel Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 2 ¼” x 5 ½” Very Vanilla Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 2” x 5 ½” Creamy Caramel Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of ¼” x 5 ½” Certainly Celery Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 3” x 3” Certainly Celery Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 3” x 3” Certainly Celery Cardstock

§ 6 Pieces of 3” x 3” Very Vanilla Cardstock

§ 6 – 12” pieces of Chocolate Chip 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon

§ 6 – 17” Pieces of So Saffron 7/8” Poly Twill Ribbon

§ 12 – 6” Pieces of Linen Thread

§ 12 – Very Vanilla Envelopes

§ Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:

§ Basic Brown Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§ Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§ Creamy Caramel Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§ So Saffron Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

§ VersaMarker ($3.25

§ Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.25)

§ 1 ¾” Circle Punch ($15.95)

§ 1” Circle Punch ($10.95)

§ ¾” Circle Punch ($10.95)

§ Scallop Square Punch ($15.95)

§ Corner Rounder Punch ($6.95)

§ Aqua Painters ($16.95)

§ Cute Cuddly Stamp Set ($26.95) $21.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit

§ Buttons Latte ($7.95) $6.36 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:

§ Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)

§ SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)

§ Bone Folder ($6.95)

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Contact me today to order your Card Kit and see how quick and easy card making can be right in the comforts of your home!

Karen Thompson/

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Here is what I've been up to...

Hi everyone. I've missed you. This week has exploded on me and I still have tons of stuff to do. Here is something that I made last Thursday. I have secret sisters with my MOMS Club group. I thought I would be sneaky and try and give my secret sis something right away. So I made a gift and took it with me. My secret sister was sitting next to me. When she walked away, I snuck the gift into her purse. As she was leaving, she looked into her purse and found her gift. She looked at me and said "Is this from you?" So 5 minutes into the new round, my secret sister knew who I was. OH well. I'll still have fun spoiling her. Here is what she got.

I cut 2 envelopes with my envelope die and my big shot out of Elegant Eggplant c/s. I don't normally use this color but it was screaming my name that day. I shorted the bottom tab and glued them together to make a little box. These boxes are so cute. I covered some chocolate with my Old Olive DSP. The "Friend" stamp is from the new hostess set called A LITTLE SOMETHING. I stamped it with Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White c/s. I punched it out with the designer labels punch and mounted it onto a piece of Old Olive c/s punched out with the Curly Label punch. I love our punches. The bag topper is the top note die used with the Big Shot again. If you don't have this tool, you need to get one. I use it all the time and love it. Definitely worth the investment for me. I'd love to teach you how to make this little box. Call or email me to schedule a workshop today.

Karen Thompson :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine Box Class

Isn't this the cutest box? I absolutely love how it turned out. As usual, I didn't create the directions, but the way it looks it all mine. You can see the original here. We will be making this box on Monday, February 9th at 6pm. Class is only $15 and you get everything pictured. The first picture is the box in its entirety. The second is with the cover taken off. This will be an advanced class. You will be following the directions and doing the cutting. You will need to bring your paper cutter, bone folder, and scissors. The directions are very good and it is not hard to do.
Completed Box

Inside View

Each box has 2 covered peppermint patties, 3 Ghiradelli chocolates, a covered book to decorate anyway you want (pages are whisper white) and finally an acetate box full of kissables. It's all about the chocolate. I still have 3 kits left if you are interested. Call or email me today to register.

Karen Thompson :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Become a demonstrator and Save!!

Did you know that demonstrators save 20% off the retail price of everything in the catalog? Would you like to never pay retail again for your stamping supplies? Now is the time to join Stampin' Up! Not only will you receive the 20% discount from the catalog, if you join between February 1st and March 31st, you get an any extra stamp set you want from the catalog and you get it at a 15% discount from normal. Instead of paying $199, get it all for $169. By joining this month, you have 5 months to try it out and see what you think. Every dollar you spend between now and June 30th count toward your $300 quarterly requirement. You never have to hold a workshop if you don't want to. You can do this just for you and always get 20% off. Or you can do this to make money and get up to an additional 20% off plus bonuses. Let me know if you'd like to talk more about joining my team. Or, simply go to my website and click on "Join Now". The password is "Handmade".

Karen Thompson

Super Bowl Sunday Sale-a-bration

Super Bowl Sunday Sale-a-Bration Kick-Off!

While everyone is enjoying the show, why not reward yourself with some new stamps! Why today? Well, today is the start of Sale-a-bration! Place an order valued at $50 (before shipping/handling and tax) anytime between February 1st and March 31st and receive Sale-a-bration benefits. Pick anything from the Sale-a-bration catalog for FREE!

As a special bonus, I will be giving away additional benefits today only.

Here’s how it works:

Place any order today of $50 or more either thru my website (mailed directly to you) or my calling or emailing me and you will get:

  • A FREE Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog (a $10 value) *If you don’t already have one or as a bonus if you order online.
  • A FREE Sale-a-bration item for each $50 you spend!
  • A FREE Detailed Tutorial for this desk planner will be emailed to you!


I’ll be having a PRIZE DRAWING for everyone who orders during the

Super Bowl Sale-a-bration!!

One winner will be drawn at random to receive a FREE stamp set plus a 6x6 pack of Designer Series Paper! Plus, if I get enough orders for hostess benefits, I will split those and give those away too! (That’s a possibility for 3 prizes!)

So, how do I get tickets?

  • Place an order up to $50 =1 ticket
  • Product order $51 - $100 = 2 tickets
  • Product order $101 or more = 3 tickets
  • Product order of $150 or more = 4 tickets plus a FREE Level 1 Hostess set and $15 in hostess credits (regular hostess benefits) *online only
  • Refer a friend who places an order = 2 tickets (you must notify me by e-mail of your friend's name)
  • Schedule a Sale-a-Brationworkshop for February or March = 4 tickets

So get busy and go shopping. Don't have a catalog, go to my website here and select "Shop Now". If you don't have a Sale-a-bration brochure, you can see the free stuff by clicking "Shop Now" and then Sale-a-bration. Email me at fun2stamp4u@yahoo or call me at 210-705-4137. Have fun shopping!!

Karen Thompson :)