Posted on April 2, 2018

On This Day In History…Dyngus Day!

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey Stampers! Did You Know Today is Dyngus Day? Did you even know there WAS a Dyngus Day? I sure didn't until today. My Stampin' Up! business coach records a message for me every Monday morning. He gives me highlights of special days in the upcoming week. This week kicked off with…you guessed it, Dyngus Day!

Dyngus Day, also spelled Dingus, is a fun Polish Holiday. It is very popular in Poland, and in Polish communities all across the United States. After the long Lenten holiday, Dyngus Day is a day of just plain fun.  It is always celebrated on the Monday after Easter.  Polka music is a tradition on Dyngus Day and it is often mandatory for participants to dance at least once.

Perhaps the most well-known Dyngus Day tradition is that in which single boys try to splash water on single girls as an expression of interest.  This tradition dates back to the baptism of Prince Mieszko I on Easter Monday in 966 A.D. The water symbolized purification. The rite of sprinkling water on the holiday is an expression of gratefulness that the first Polish king was baptized, and that Catholicism entered Poland. Participants use buckets or, in modern day, squirt guns. Some boys use cologne instead of water.

Lest you think the boys have all the fun, single girls can reciprocate or “retaliate” on Tuesday by throwing dishes and crockery at the boys. What a hoot!

I really enjoy finding out about traditions all over the world and I hope you got a bit of fun out of today's share, too!

Oh, one bit of stamping news to share, too. Mark your calendar for April 9. This is the day the list of retiring Stampin' Up! products comes out. The new annual catalog makes its debut on June 1, so lots of products are “retired” to make way for new stuff. Stay tuned!

 

 

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Posted on April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

Holidays / Special Days

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful day with family and friends! We surely had a happy Easter celebrating at church and then having the traditional egg hunt in our backyard. Since the kiddos are older now, I filled the eggs with money. Even the teenagers couldn't wait to get out there…lol!

I wanted to share the most beautiful Easter card I received this year. My customer Mary made this and it truly was a labor of love. It definitely will be staying up way past today!

Happy Easter!

It's a little hard to see but it is a pop-up card with five different moving parts. The silver embossed cross Is from the Cross of Hope Framelits Dies.

Happy Easter!

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Posted on March 31, 2018

For All My Peeps

Holidays / Special Days

Hey stampers! Worked with first and second graders at early Easter service at church and then went to our Believe Again service. Music was amazing and sermon was so good. Now I wanted to share a light-hearted cartoon for all my peeps!

 

For all my Peeps

Happy Easter!

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Posted on March 30, 2018

Reasons I’ll be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Forever

Announcements/ Join My Team/ Sale-A-Bration

Hey Stampers! Can you believe it is already the 31st of March? Summer will be heresoon and all of us here in Texas will be complaining about our 100 degree weather! Today is the last day of our Sale-A-Bration promotion and I wanted to share with y'all some of the reasons I'll be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator forever! In case you've been thinking about joining SU to get all the extra perks during SAB, today at midnight is the last day to do so. I thought it might be fun for me to share my reasons to make it a little more personal, so here we go!

  1. Relationships I've made with other demos around the world, my Girls, INK team, and my customers. This is by far the best part for me!
  2. Business opportunity I can offer to others who want to make extra money for their families.
  3. Fabulous-trend products I can offer to my customers.
  4. Free trips I can earn for my hubby and me! (we're headed to Alaska for a cruise in July!)
  5. Demonstrator discount of at least 20%
  6. Ability to pre-order new products before anyone else.
  7. Excellent training offered by Stampin' Up!
  8. Opportunity to gather with other demonstrators from all over the world for twice a year trainings.
  9. Providing fun classes for Girls Night Out gatherings.
  10. Awards to earn and recognition for achievements.

There's so many more, but this gives just a taste!

I truly hope you'll consider joining my Girls, INK team and the Stampin' Up! family! Check out the SU starter kit. (no obligation by clicking; you'll just find out more info). If you do decide to take advantage of the $99 offer, you'll be able to move on through the steps to do so.

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Posted on March 29, 2018

What does CASE mean to Stampers?

Samples/ Stamping

What does CASE mean? Now, I'm not talking about a CASE of soda, a CASE of chips, or a CASE for your clear stamping blocks. So what “case” AM I talking about? That would be COPY AND STEAL EVERYTHING! If you've been in the stamping world for awhile, I'm sure you've heard of this. But, if you're fairly new, this term might be unknown to you. So let's explore this a little more.

We all have those creative “dead zones”. We need a card quickly, our stash is empty, and we've got zero ideas. No need to panic; that's where “casing” comes in.

Some great places to start are:

any of the Stampin' Up! catalogs – our catalogs, of course, are meant to sell product. But, did you know, the pages are filled with beautiful samples? AND, these samples are there for you to use, as is, or with your own creative changes.

Pinterest – lots of people use these ideas for cards, mini albums, home décor projects, etc. It is courteous to give credit where you've gotten a project, but honestly many people don't. Use your own discretion.

My email newsletter! I share lots of projects, tips, techniques, AND exclusive offers only for my subscribers. Everyone who subscribes gets a free PDF project tutorial and a video series…just for subscribing-no purchase necessary!

right here on my blog! I share lots of projects and you are more than welcome to CASE; if you use an idea you see here and change it up, I'd love for you to post YOUR creation in the comments section.

Google – my husband laughs that I'm always saying “google” if we need to find an answer for something. You can also “google” things like Easter card, photography, sympathy card…you get the idea.

You Tube – I have a You Tube site with project videos and tutorials and I post almost every day on Facebook. You are free to “CASE” away! I hope you'll share ideas you find on my sites with your stamping friends!

Now that I've explained all about it, let's look at some samples to CASE! 🙂

What does CASE mean to Stampers?

Thanks for popping by today!

 

 

 

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