Tuesday, February 12, 2019

God Bless Texas - Cards for Texas Representatives and Senators

Here in Texas the 86th Legislature Regular Session has begun down in Austin, Texas. Now, I've never been one to be up on all the "goings-on" in Austin but I do know that our elected representatives and senators have a big job before them. 

So, I got an idea in my head to mail each representative and senator a card to just let them know that there are people in Texas who appreciate what they're doing and are praying for them. 

Guess what I didn't figure out until I started this project? There are 150 representatives in Texas and 31 senators! Oh boy!And, that didn't even include our governor Greg Abbott! Needless to say, I needed to call in reinforcements. Thank goodness for friends willing to help out!

Here's the card we worked on together:

When people gather together for a common cause, big things can happen! The six of us assembled 194 cards in one afternoon! Whew! It was a marathon card making day!

We had quite the assembly line going!

These cards should be going in the mail later this week. I'm excited to see what God will do through these cards. They are meant to lift up the men and women in office without any agenda, just letting them know that their work is appreciated and we're praying for them.

No matter who is in office (and if we agree with their policies or not), we need to lift up our leaders and pray for them. They're willing to serve our cities, states, and nation. And for that, I am proud!

Happy Stamping,

Monday, January 14, 2019

Bingo Stampin' Up! Style is Back!

Bingo with a Stampin' Up! twist is one of my favorite events and it's back in February and March 2019! We will be playing 7 rounds of Bingo with hundreds of dollars in prizes to be won from the new Occasions Catalog!

There are two dates to choose from:

2 to 4 pm
RSVP's and payment due by: January 31, 2019


2 to 4 pm
RSVP's and payment due by February 28, 2019

Cost: $25
Includes the following:
6 Rounds of Bingo
1 Grand Prize Bingo round
Chance to win LOTS of prizes!
Snacks and drinks
2 make-n-take projects

Reserving your spot is simple:
  • Go to my online calendar and click the RSVP button for the event.
  • Send in your $25 cash or check payment. I also accept PayPal (use the Friends/Family option when sending your payment to beckc@rocketmail.com)
  • This event is in Fort Worth, Texas. Message me directly and I will send you the exact address.

I look forward to playing Bingo Stampin' Up! Style with you!

Happy Stamping,

Friday, January 4, 2019

Let the Fun Begin - New Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Promotion are Here!

It's the new year and with the new year comes an all-new Occasions Catalog (full of new products!) and Sale-a-Bration promotion from Stampin' Up! View all the new products in the Occasions Catalog online in my store. So many adorable products will be available now through June 3, 2019.

If you're new to Stampin' Up! or haven't heard of Sale-a-Bration before, let me explain.

There are three ways to earn rewards during Sale-a-Bration:

Shop, Host and Join


  • For every $50 purchase, you will receive one Tier 1 prdouct for FREE in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. (The only way to receive these exclusive products is to earn them with your purchase. They are not for sale and will be gone after Sale-a-Bration.)
  • For an order of $100, you'll have the option to choose 2 Tier 1 products or 1, Tier 2 products.

  • Host your own stamping party and when the workshop orders total $250 or more, you'll receive an additional $25 in host rewards.
  • For example, a party that reaches $250 in sales would normally receive $25 in host rewards. During Sale-a-Bration, the host will receive $50 in host rewards! Host rewards can be used to purchase anything from Stampin' Up! There are even host-only exclusive stamp sets to choose from.

  • The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit is always a good deal but during Sale-a-Bration it's a GREAT deal!
  • There are two great Starter Kit options to choose from:
    Option 1: Receive $175 worth of products for just $99 (this is $50 more than usual!)
    Option 2: Receive $175 worth of products PLUS the exclusive Craft and Carry Tote (valued at $50) for just $129!
  • Both options are amazing and you get to pick what you'd like in your Starter Kit.
  • More information about my downline group, the Cowtown Crafters, and the Starter Kit options can be found here.

The Fine Print on Sale-a-Bration:
The new year is always the best time to Sale-a-Brate with Stampin' Up! Please let me know if you have any questions or if you're ready to host your own party! FREE products await!

Happy Stamping,

Friday, November 23, 2018

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza begins today and will run until November 28. If there's something on your wish list, you have an opportunity this week to get your products at 10% off! Be sure to also check out the Clearance Rack while you're shopping my online store - many items are at least 50% off!

Head on over to my online store today and start saving!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Today's the Day! Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Sale for 24 Hours Only!

Take advantage of the birthday savings from Stampin' Up! today! It's a sale that lasts only 24 hours so get shopping!

Place your order of $40 or more (before shipping and tax) and receive a thank you card and FREE package of Faceted Dots from me!

Use the host code (Z23QR49W) during checkout to qualify.
You'll love these adhesive backed embellishments:

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Look Who's Turning 30!

Stampin' Up! is turning 30 this year! What an amazing milestone! And, in honor of Stampin' Up!'s 30th birthday, they're giving us the gift - 15% off select stamps - for 24 hours only!

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, you can take advantage of getting these stamp sets for 15% off!

Shop my Online Store on the 23rd to place your order!

Promotion Details:

  • All selected sets are offered at a 15% discount.
  • All selected stamp sets may be applied to Starter Kits.
  • Discount applies to select stamp sets only when purchased individually during the 24-hour promotion period. Bundles featuring stamp sets from the promotion will not be discounted.
  • If you purchased a stamp set prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits.
  • In the event that we run out of any stamp sets, we will honor the discounted price as long as the order is closed within the promotion deadlines. You will receive your discounted stamp set as soon we are able to fulfil your order.
So, put on your party hats and take advantage of the birthday party savings!

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

Monday, October 1, 2018

World Card Making Day and Stampin' Up! Savings

World Card Making Day 2018 is this coming Saturday, October 6. Gather your friends together and get a head start on the holiday card-making season. It will be here before you know it!

In conjunction with World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up! is offering 10% off select products! These products will only be discounted October 1 - 7, 2018. 

Ready to see what's included?
View the discounted products through my Online Store here.

There are several products that are a staple in my craft room and I will be stocking up on these for sure:

There are also card kits, stamp sets and more - all discounted at 10% off. Get your orders in soon to take advantage of these deals!
Happy World Card Making Day!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Look What We'll Be Making in September

How did September get here so quickly? It's hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. It's one of my favorite times of the year - football games, cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors, Pumpkin Spice lattes and all the fall holidays! 

This month we'll be creating some adorable cards in my monthly stamp classes. Each month we create 3 cards for FREE (with your minimum order). If you live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area and you'd like to join the stamping fun at class, be sure to RSVP for the time you'll be attending.

The first card we'll be making features the Varied Vases bundle (stamp set with coordinating punch). 

The second card features all new products from the Holiday Catalog (the Holiday Catalog begins tomorrow, September 5!). The Falling for Leaves stamp set is bundled with the Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies for only $44 (item #149938). Save 10% when you purchase the bundle as compared with purchasing the items separately.

The third card we'll be creating also features new products you'll find in the Holiday Catalog - Making Christmas Bright stamp set bundled with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch ($35; item #149947). Isn't this card adorable?

I look forward to stamping and creating with you in September!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Morning with Chad from Stampin' Up! Home Office

What a great way to start a Tuesday morning! Talking Stampin' Up! with Chad Williams from home office as well as doing a little stamping. He brought the most adorable make-n-take project (keep reading to see the card we made with products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!).

And, for all of us to make it to Ol' South at 8 am - not bad!

Chad is our Demonstrator Development Manager and he has been visiting demonstrators in his region and we were one of the groups he selected! What fun!

Our demonstrator group meets each month at Ol' South Pancake House so we thought it would be a perfect place for Chad to come for breakfast, to get a little taste of a Fort Worth tradition.

Love that Chad brought a project for us. For once, we got to stamp without having to prepare everything.

My amazing friend and first recruit (from over 10 years ago!), Cindy, promoted this month to Silver Elite! I'm so proud of her! Chad and I helped her these past few weeks to get that last bit she needed to promote. In the Stampin' Up! world, this is a BIG deal!

And, now, what you really wanted to see... the cute card featuring new products!

Isn't that the cutest? Below are the supplies we used on this card. (Products from the Holiday Catalog will be available starting Wednesday, September 5.)

Stamps: Making Christmas Bright (photopolymer 148046)

Ink: Call Me Clover, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Memento Black
Paper: Call Me Clover card stock, All is Bright Designer Series Paper, Real Red card stock, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Triple Banner Punch, All is Bright Paper Clips, 2 1/2" Circle Punch

The Holiday Catalog goes live on Wednesday, September 5. Just thought I'd include a picture of the front of the catalog (to tease you just a little more!). I can't wait for you to see the inside!

Being a part of the Stampin' Up! family has been the biggest blessing to me. I signed up over 12 years ago and can't imagine being a part of any other crafting company. You can be a part of it, too! When you purchase your Starter Kit, you'll not only join the Stampin' Up! family, you'll also join my downline family, the Cowtown Crafters (my downline team)

What a memorable morning! A huge "Thank You!" to Chad for coming today!

Happy Stamping,

Friday, July 6, 2018

Select Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

It's a great month for promotions from Stampin' Up! Not only do we have our 10 FREE Ink Pads Promotion (with the purchase of the Starter Kit), we also have a select group of Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! Woohoo!

Designer Series Paper is one of my favorite Stampin' Up! products. They are double sided papers (for double versatility!), are a nice weight paper and are all acid/lignin free.

Papers Included in this Sale:

Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Best Route Designer Series Paper
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper
Garden Impressions 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

The "fine" print:

  • Dates: July 1 - 31, 2018
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion.
  • You may mix and match the papers listed.
  • There are no ordering limits.
  • This promotion does not apply to Starter Kits.