Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A SASSY card fit for a queen and a tale of puppy love

My mother is one of my most supportive customers. I hope you have someone in your life who is your constant cheerleader. My mom (and sister) are two of my biggest cheerleaders in life and certainly in my Stampin' Up business. Many of my customers know my mom as she comes to many of my events and my monthly card class is in her beautiful home. 

My mom and dad lost her dog to an accident in the spring and their hearts were just broken, as anyone's heart would be. Our stamping community was sad and grieved with her. Sweet Dusty would no longer bound in to greet us when we came to class. That next card meeting was quiet, but we stamped and comforted my mom as any friends would do.

My mom is not one to wallow in grief and sadness and honestly...couldn't we all be  more like that? Her mother (my daughter's namesake - Hope) was one to always look on the bright side and she did just that. When she felt she was ready, she set her sights on a new puppy. We are happy to introduce the newest member of the family.......Sassy!  She is an adorable cavapoo and is only a little over two pounds! What a lucky dog she is to have found her home with my parents. She's so teeny, she snuggled up right under dad's chair.

I share this story on my blog because my mom had a birthday very close to Sassy's arrival day, and as I was in my stamp room, getting ready to make her a card, I had the perfect idea. A sassy card!


 I reached for Bella and Friends and found everything sassy, sparkly and pink that I could find in the stamp room. The Berry Burst and Bermuda Bay combo was perfect. I used the embossing paste with Dazzling Diamonds sprinkled on. She needed some golden sparkle, so I used the scalloped framelits from the Layering Ovals set. She's adorable enough for the stitched shape oval of course. The bow on Sassy came from the Fox punch and I added a rhinestone with Wink of Stella..just for that last bit of shimmer. I added an enamel shape in Bermuda Bay to her collar, then finished it all with a dainty, yet sassy Berry Burst ribbon. I watercolored Sassy in with a combo of Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and a little Crushed Curry.

I share this with my stampers so that you know my mom and dad are happy, and while Dusty will always hold a special place in their hearts, Sassy has found a home fit for the queen she is. Between 4 grandkids and many dog lovers in the family, I'm not sure this pup will touch the ground! Welcome home, Sassy!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

$1000 party, everyone gets stampin' rewards!

Everyone’s a Hostess $1000 party!

Have you seen the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog yet? You can view it online here.  Many of you have asked how you can help me earn the Alaska trip. I just need 20 stampers to participate in this FAB opportunity!  Relax with the catalog and make your $100 wish list or even share it with friends! I am having the first ever $1000 party to give everyone a chance to order, and to give EVERYONE a chance to participate in the benefits of earning Stampin’ Reward Dollars!

HOW? It's easy! 
Fill out your $100 wish list of any Stampin’ Up product or show the catalog to people you know / refer them to the on-line catalog

WHAT DO I GET? For every $1000 in orders, 10 participants will receive $20 in stampin rewards dollars to spend on any Stampin’ Up product of your choice

Typically, you need to purchase $150 in order to receive $15.00 in free hostess products. By combining like this, EVERYONE is a HOSTESS! Everyone will receive $20 in FREE product ($20 in freebies and you do not even  need  add  tax and shipping()
AND.. you can submit as many $100 orders as you like!

Email me to let me know that you are planning on participating ASAP!
Then turn in your orders and payment (cash, check or credit card) anytime between today and Friday Sept 22nd.  There are several ways you can  turn your order in to me:
1. Online order at  at the time you are closing your order, you will be asked for a hostess code FYPATBJ4. Online orderees will need to email me their $20 in reward dollars
2. Email me your order and $20 freebie list to I will let you know when your order is ready for pick up.

Don't wait till the last minute! It takes time to get all the 10 hostesses together, so if you wait, you might miss out!
NOTE: Once there are 10 $100 hostesses, we will get a new HOSTESS CODE for the online orders. So, watch your email inbox for that information.

Click the easy button!  Just email me what you want! (prices are before tax and shipping)
Here are my top ten $100 ideas:

  • 6 months of Prepaid Paper Pumpkin $114
  • Kits galore 3 Oh Happy Day or 3 Soft Sayings Kits $105
  • Big Shot $110
  • Marker Box $110
  • Large Letters Dies $99 
  • Memories and More: 12x12 black album, journaling pen, 2 card pack, pocket pages galore approx. $100
  • 12x12 designer paper spree: 9 packs of your choice of designer papers $99
  • Stock up your Card Stock: 13 packs of your choice of 8 ½ x 11 card stock
  • Punch it up: Choose 5 fun punches! Approx. $100
  • Inkstravaganza: choose 2 color families total of 20 pads Brights, Regals, Subtles $109

Happy Shopping!
Kay Cogbill or order online with hostess code: FYPATBJ4

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pick a pumpkin...or a hostess cupcake, either one!

I am so thankful for my team of happy shoppers and how they grow our team! I recently had a stamping event for anyone who had joined our team in the month of July and their happy shopping recruit-ees. What  a fun night we had! I found these cupcakes at WalMart and they were called "Scary Cakes" with a Halloween themed box. However, they perfect for fall since they are brown and orange. And as lunch would have it fit perfectly in our wood crate! There is so much to pull from the annual catalog and don't forget that woodgrain paper for fall. 

The stamp sets featured are form the new Holiday Catalog:
Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and matching framelit bundle 10% off!

The gorgeous sentiment is from my fall favorite the Painted Harvest stamp set:

See how the stamping layers with the framelits in such a beautiful way? WOW.
Show me your Pick a Pumpkin projects in the comments! 
Click here to order the Pick a Pumpkin bundle online
Click here to order the Painted Harvest stamp set and NEW leaf punch bundle!

Don't forget my paper shares! click here for more info

Don't miss freebies with my Alaska Bound Customer special in September

HOLIDAY CATALOG: Click here to see the current Holiday Catalog 2017
SHOP: Click here to shop online today!
HOST: Email me to schedule your own private class with friends today
BE A HAPPY SHOPPER: Get the best deal on all your crafty goodies. Click here to find out more

Thursday, September 7, 2017

This cat and halloween make a perfect punch!

This little kitty is GLAD the Holiday 2017 Stampin' Up catalog is finally here. Not too sure about that pumpkin!  Is this treat adorable or what?  I used the plastic tiny boxes, wrapped some Spooky Night Designer paper around, punched the cat our with our new !CAT PUNCH! and fussy cut the cute pumpkin from designer paper. It's all finished with this gorgeous sparkly black ribbon from the annual catalog. You can make a ton of these in a flash and be ready for Halloween treat giving needs. 

Boo! this suite is FAB!:

swooning over this paper: 

Do I even need to say how awesome a CAT PUNCH IS?

I'm on roll #3 of this gorgeous black ribbon #144129:

Click here to order your Spooky Night Suite of products today!

Don't forget my paper shares! click here for more info

Don't miss freebies with my Alaska Bound Customer special in September

HOLIDAY CATALOG: Click here to see the current Holiday Catalog 2017
SHOP: Click here to shop online today!
HOST: Email me to schedule your own private class with friends today
BE A HAPPY SHOPPER: Get the best deal on all your crafty goodies. Click here to find out more

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Alaska Bound Customer Special!

Alaska Bound Special
I have ONE MORE MONTH to earn the Alaskan cruise and it's possible with your help. So.............. I"m sweetening the deal this month only for my customers with my Alaska Bound special.
1. *Double the hostess rewards* with any party booked in September. ie $150 order normally earns $15, now you earn $30!  Many of my Sept dates are booked, so don't delay!
2. *Freeze it Freebies*
$25 order pick: rhinestones, pearls or clear faceted gems
$50 order pick: ANY embossing folder
$100 order or more: $20 free product of your choice

Click here to order NOW! 

Enter your order using hostess code U97YQGEU (If you use hostess code online, email me your freeze it freebie picks)            to order or go to

Friday, September 1, 2017

papermadeprettier Holiday Catalog Paper and Embellishment/Ribbon Shares

Introducing .... the Stars of the Holiday 2017 Catalog:
Designer paper & Ribbon and Embellishment shares!

I will cut and sort these cuties for you to play with. It's a great way to sample and see what you love and what you might want more of! Ribbon is cut into 1 yard lengths and paper into 6x12" sheets one of each pattern.

Paper Share: Each share contains 35 - 6x12" pieces of the 12" paper and 12-6x6 pieces from the 6" stack. Shipping is $7.20 (flat rate padded priority envelope).

Ribbon/Embellishment Share: Each share contains 1 yard of each ribbon/trim and the number of embellishments shown on photo. Shipping is $7.20 (flat rate padded priority envelope).


Please remember, It takes 3 weeks to get your share. I don't order until the share is full (4 for paper and 10 for ribbon). Then I order and it takes one week to arrive from SU. Then, it will take up to 1 week for me to pack and ship. I will email you with updates.

Please email me to purchase a paper share today!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek: Season of Cheer

The holiday catalog is released to the public in just a few short days on Sept 1st. This adorable card is just the ticket to get your HO HO HO on right now!  The cute trees and adorable font stamp set called Watercolor Christmas are paired with a Christmas Card Kit (LOVE IT!) in the new Holiday catalog. The Be Merry Designer Paper (#144111) is in the current annual catalog. Do you spy that adorable garden green/cherry cobbler and whisper white ribbon? It comes from the Holiday Catalog and I'm on my third roll already! 
Also, now is the time to stock up on glimmer papers. We sell red, gold, silver and dazzling diamonds (clear shimmer) glimmer paper that don't shed all over the place. YAY! 

Click here to shop online today and email me your order to be ready when the catalog goes live on Sept 1st.  

SHOP: Click here to shop online today!
HOST: Email me to schedule your own private class with friends today
BE A HAPPY SHOPPER: Get the best deal on all your crafty goodies. Click here to find out more

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