Visit me at Novemberfest

Each year we have a fun craft fair over Thanksgiving weekend.  I would love to see you there.  There is a $1.00 entry fee but mention you saw this post and I will give you a FREE card to help cover the cost.  I will have all of my Holiday Extravaganza event items there that you can see in person and get signed up.  The address is Logan Rec Center 195 S 100 W Logan UT.  I will be booth 57.  It’s open Friday November 28th from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday November 29th form 10 am to 6 pm.  I look forward to seeing you there.


Thank you so much to all of you who came to visit me at Novemberfest.  I had so much fun meeting you.  Be watching for the winning numbers to be posted.

Mailing List Update

Hi everyone,
   I’m updating my mailing list and I need your help.  Please let me know if you want to stay on my mailing list.  If I have your info already you can just leave me a comment on this post.  If I don’t please let me know by sending me an e-mail at: (please put SU mailin list- in subject line) or filling in the contact form on my Stampin’ Up! Website  Or you can visit me at Novemberfest.  Let me know before the end of the year and you will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate. 

Want more ways to be entered.  Listed below are great ways you can earn extra tickets.  Each item will tell you how many extra tickets you will receive.

2- Place an order with me before the end of December
1- Every $25.00 you spend

5-Place an order on-line through my website before the end of December.
1- Every $25.00 you spend

1- For siging up for a Holiday Extravaganza Project (some projects can be shipped and will count.)
1- For every$10.00 in Holiday Extravaganza Projects.

10- Book a Stampin’ Up! Party.

5- Sign up to come to my FREE club night December 10th.  All customers that order that night will be entered into a drawing for the hostess benifits.  Come and check out what you’ve been missing.

10- Join my new club that starts in January 2009.

20- Talk to me about starting your own Stampin’ Up! business.

Have fun and I look forward to hearing from you.

Holiday Extravaganza Sale

present-flat1Hey everyone this is just an awesome sale.  Because quantities are limited it is recommended that you order directly on-line through my website.  This way you will be sure to get what you want.  They said it will tell you if the item is no longer available.  Remember these make great gifts so have fun.

Click here to see the Holiday Extravaganza Sale

Click here to see gift giving ideas

Click here to see great gift ideas in your budget

Click here to go to my Stampin’ Up! website and place your order

Holiday Extravaganza

Hi everyone,  I just wanted to let you know about my Holiday Extravaganza event coming up.  It will be Friday December 12th and Saturday December 13th.  There will be lots of fun gift giving projects as well as holiday decorations and gift giving ideas.  Mark the date and plan on joining me.  It will be open house style from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm on both days.  Be watching for the projects and more details to follow.

Also be watching for a special promotions from Stampin’ Up! during the Thanksgiving Holidays.  I will post more as soon as I have more information.

What would you do?

rb-frontOK I need a little advise.  At convention this year I was involved in a 3D group swap.  I made 30 of these recipe books.  It was my original idea and they all had my name and information on them.  The idea of the swap was to get ideas for classes to do with your customers.  Since then I know two of my up-line have had a class for this project which is fine with me.  I too have looked at offering some of the ideas I got as classes.  I’ve displayed many of them at my events, but I think I have always tried to say that they were not my ideas and that someone else made them.  Especially when I was asked about them.

 In July Stampin’ Up! started a contest for class ideas.  I’ve had so many people tell me they loved my cook book so I thought I would enter it into Stampin’ Up!’s contest.  I missed the cut off for the last one, but because it is and on going contest I figured I would just wait until the next one to enter it.  However today when I was on the Demonstrator site they announced the winners of the last contest.  They also showed other entries into the contest.  I love to look at these and was excited to get the new ideas.  I was scrolling down through the projects that were the other ideas (not the winners) and to my surprise I saw my cookbook.  I was curious so I clicked on the link to the project instructions.  The only difference between her project and mine was the front cover.  She stamped the saying directly on the red and she rounded the corners of the chef picture.  At first I thought that maybe she just saw the idea and liked it so she created one similar.  Then I started to look closer.  I found she had used the exact same colors and I realized that she hadn’t stamped the words on the pages like I had, instead she just told you to do so in the instructions.  She had just one picture with the words stamped on it which I realized was actually a picture of my book.  I decided to do a little more investigating and was able to find her demonstrator website where I found a picture of the front of my book along with a caption that said “Convention/Swap Class.”  That was when I realized she had been in the swap with me.

To say the least I felt a little hurt and frustrated.  Not that she loved my idea and wanted to use it in a class, but that she used it for a contest and was passing it off as her own.   I have often created projects inspired by other ideas, and often created projects that are the same or similar to others.  In such cases I feel I have always tried to give credit for their ideas as I have seen many other wonderful demonstrators do.  I have spent many hours coming up with my own original ideas to enter into the Stampin’ Up! contests.  I love to share my idea’s with others to help you be inspired.  I want to continue to do so without being afraid that my original projects are going to be used to win a contest.  I don’t want to be the bad guy here but I’m conflicted on what to do and how to handle the situation.  I could really use your comments and suggestions.  Please let me know how you would feel if you were me and what you would do.  Thanks, so much for you help.  Candice

You can see all the pages of the book in my samples just click here.
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