Open House

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Just a reminder that Sunday and Monday is my New (and MINI!) Catalog Premier Open House!

  • amazing make and takes hitting 3 upcoming holidays!  Shimmer paint, watercoloring, rub ons and more!
  • awesome door prizes
  • Retired and Clearanced items for sale
  • A Holiday Card smorgasboard!  TONS of displays to get your creative juices flowing
  • Refreshments…movie popcorn, candy and soda…and my new favorite, Cherry Lime Rickeys!
  • Open House only specials
  • and fun, fun, fun!!!

Join me on:   Sunday, Sept. 13, 1 – 4  OR  Monday, Sept. 14, 9:45 am OR 7 pm.

Register on the events page and bring a friend!

Here is a sneak peek at the make and takes, eyeballs not included:

aaah…Serene Snowflakes

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I was just sitting outside on my deck eating lunch while my kids were playing in the backyard…it's a beautiful 78 degrees here today, so it seems odd to be posting snowflakes!  But us stampers plan ahead! Here is one of my projects for some workshops this month.  My customer that have been around a while know I have to do snowflakes and snowmen in pink!  I love it! Supplies:

  • 100730 Whisper White Cardstock $7.50
  • 105130 Regal Rose Cardstock $5.50
  • 105211 Regal Rose Ink Pad $5.95
  • 115438 Serene Snowflakes $20.95, set of 4 pictured below
  • 114319 White Organza Ribbon $5.95
  • 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (what's a snowflake without glitter!!??)  $4.50
  • 100425 2 Way Glue $4.25
  • 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes $36.95 (set of 24 stamps for every, I mean EVERY occasion)

To Place your order 24/7, shipped directly to you, place your order here…click Shop Now in the upper right hand corner:) Happy stamping! Catherine

 

If you would like to learn How to Rubber Stamp view some of my video tutorials!

Sweet Rewards

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From September 1-November 30, 2009, host a $250 workshop and choose any item* from the Holiday Mini Catalog for just $10.

Choose from our award-winning stamps, beautiful new Simply Adorned jewelry, exclusive Build-A-Bear Workshop® products, or latest dies for the Sizzix® Big Shot. With so much to choose from, you'll feel like a kid in a candy shop!

*Excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio

Email me to schedule your October workshop!

Cardinal Christmas

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Is it too early to get into the holiday spirit?  Not when you're a stamper!  These things take time and preparation!  Here is a card from my recent Stamp a Stack.  It would be perfect for your holiday cards!  Quick and easy to crank out a ton of them!

I used the 1 3/4″ punch for the circle, then used my sponge to rub along the cut out to add some dimension.  I stamped the bird on the Confetti Cream cardstock before adhering.  This way if I messed up, I could turn the paper over and have a second chance!

Cardinal Kit

111760 A Cardinal Christmas $23.95

102277 Old Olive Ink Pad $5.95

100702 Old Olive Cardstock $5.50

102835 Confetti Cream Cardstock $9.50

103133 Real Red Ink pad $5.95

112004 1 ¾” Circle Punch $15.95

109071 Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon $6.95

101610 Stampin’ Sponges $3.50

To order any of these supplies online, 24/7, click here and go to Shop Now!  Every $50 purchase will earn you a square for your Great Rewards card…get 6 and I will give you a $20 gift certificate!

Delightful Decorations

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Hello everyone!  I have been enjoying my week with some time to myself in the mornings.  The house is so quiet…wow, I'm really likin' this!  Before I go into the stamping, I wanted to share with you what is important in “almost 5 year old Eva's” life…treasures from the sandbox.  Her teachers dump these little treasures in the sandbox and the kiddos go find them.  She's been enjoying this for a few years now.

Not a good photo, but she wanted me to take a picture. 

Oh, dear…for some reason I couldn't get this to rotate.  But how cute is she!?  This year, she has decided to collect her treasures in a jar on the counter.  She is so excited to come home every day and put them in the jar.

I've decided that I need to make a scrapbook page about this and take some of her treasures and make a little shaker box out of them.  How darling will that be!!???

Ok…now on to the stamping.  I was playing with Delightful Decorations from the new Holiday Mini Catalog yesterday and had a ball.  This is one of those sets that I thought was cute in the catalog, but the first time I put the punch to paper, I fell in love!  Check these babies OUT!

Supplies:

116517 Delightful Decorations $21.95

116794 Ornament Punch $15.95

115672 Many Merry Moments $9.95

103133 Real Red Ink Pad $5.95

102277 Old Olive Ink Pad $5.95

100730 Whisper White Cardstock $7.50

106544 Old Olive Cardstock $5.50

113692 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95

109866 Silver Cord $4.95

            Subtotal $93.65

Supplies:

116517 Delightful Decorations $21.95

116794 Ornament Punch $15.95

115672 Many Merry Moments $9.95

103133 Real Red Ink Pad $5.95

100730 Whisper White Cardstock $7.50

106544 Old Olive Cardstock $5.50

111367 Chocolate Chip Grosgrain $4.95

            Subtotal $71.75

Supplies:

116517 Delightful Decorations $21.95

116794 Ornament Punch $15.95

102977 Night of Navy Ink Pad $5.95

101731 White Craft Ink Pad $7.50

100730 Whisper White Cardstock $7.50

100867 Night of Navy Cardstock $5.50

114319 White Organza Ribbon $5.95

113692 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95

113490 Baroque Motifs $27.95

            Subtotal $114.20

This one is my absolute favorite.  How classy looking in Soft Suede!  (I found a similar card somewhere else on the web…I don't remember where!)

Supplies:

116517 Delightful Decorations $21.95

116794 Ornament Punch $15.95

115657 Soft Suede Ink Pad $5.95

115318 Soft Suede Cardstock $5.50

115612 Soft Suede Ribbon $9.95

104390 ½” Circle Punch $5.95

100730 Whisper White Cardstock $7.50

116770 Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper $9.95

Subtotal $82.70

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

116517 Delightful Decorations $21.95

116794 Ornament Punch $15.95

103133 Real Red Ink Pad $5.95

102717 Yo Yo Yellow Ink Pad $5.95

103040 Glorious Green Ink Pad $5.95

102482 Real Red Cardstock $5.50

101697 Glorious Green Cardstock $5.50

100730 Whisper White Cardstock $7.50

 Subtotal $74.25

You can order any of these supplies on my website 24/7 and they will be shipped to your door!  Click on the Shop Now Button in the top right hand corner.

It’s HERE!

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It's here!  The Holiday Mini Catalog!  I'm not sure if I told you or not, but on August 1, demonstrators got to see this gorgeous catalog…I woke up bright and early, got my coffee and turned on the computer.  I “flipped” through the catalog and thought, “oh, this is nice…oh, how cute!  Oh, I think I'll have to get that!”…as the pages flipped through, the catalog got better and better.  By the time I was done, I was seriously sick to my stomach with excitement.  I must tell you, that has never happened before with a mini catalog.

See for yourself!

What are my favorite things?

  • Build-A-Bear Dies and Stamps
  • Simply Adorned Charms
  • Serene Snowflakes
  • Decor Elements Blocks
  • Cold and Cuddly (because I plan to earn the Stampin' Up incentive trip to Alaska!;)
  • Wandering Words (It's coming TODAY!!!)
  • Sweet Treat Cups
  • My Digital Studio (mom, I'm gonna getcha with this one, LOL!)

Well, there's more, but those are my top picks!  I placed an order on Aug. 1 for the Build a Bear dies, the stamps and the Serene Snowflakes stamp set and some of the paper and ribbon.  When my box came, I peered in and exclaimed, “what the heck was I thinking!!!????  That's not nearly enough new goodies for me to play with and to entertain all my club members and workshop guests!”  So I placed another order last week and my big ole box is coming any minute.

So, peruse the catalog, make your wish list, ORDER HERE, and check back for samples from the Holiday Mini Catalog!!!

See the list of all the current promotions, including Build a Bear, Sweet Rewards, and the Growing Up promo.

Sparkly and Bright!

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Happy Monday!  Today was a milestone day…I dropped Eva off for her first day of preschool.  This is the first day of the last year of having kids in preschool.  It's been 8 years and that makes me feel old!  I'll tell ya what…our checkbook will be happy come May!  But for now, I will just enjoy the couple extra hours each day that I have with sweet little Eva before her big sisters come home from school…

I wanted to share some projects that were a hit at my August workshops using Sparkling Season.  This simple card can be made into a scrapbook page if you don't fold it in half!

Supplies:

  • 106545 Real Red 12 x 12 cardstock (cut in fourths) $7.50
  • 100908 Chocolate Chip Ink $5.95
  • 115672 Merry Moments Designer Paper $9.95
  • 102128 Chocolate Chip Cardstock $5.50
  • 100730 Whisper White Cardstock $7.50
  • 104401 1 3/8″ Circle Punch $15.95
  • 109043 Scallop Circle $15.95
  • 114286 Fine Galaxy Glitter $15.95 (5 colors!)
  • 100425 2 Way Glue $3.50
  • 102197 Powder Pals $19.95
  • 107286 Small Open Ended Envelopes (fits a 3 x 6 card) $7.50
  • 115346 Sparkly and Bright Stamp Set $17.95 (Holy Cow, what a bargain..6 stamps in this set!)

Here is the same project as a scrapbook page.  This cutie is the one that started 4 year old preschool today!

Another version with the same supplies, adding 113692 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95:

 Here is a card from my recent Stamp a Stack with the same stamp set.  How versatile it is!  You can make all your holiday cards and gift tags with this one stamp set.

  • 105209 Bashful Blue Ink $5.95
  • 115672 Merry Moments Designer Paper $9.95
  • 105120 Bashful Blue Cardstock $5.50
  • 100730 Whisper White Cardstock $7.50
  • 104401 1 3/8″ Circle Punch $15.95
  • 109043 Scallop Circle $15.95
  • 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter $15.95 (5 colors!)
  • 100425 2 Way Glue $3.50
  • 102197 Powder Pals $19.95
  • 115346 Sparkly and Bright Stamp Set $17.95
  • 102128 Chocolate Chip Cardstock $5.50
  • 100079 Old Olive Marker $3.25
  • 100077 Summer Sun Marker $3.25
  • 100071 Chocolate Chip Marker $3.25
  • Order online 24/7.

    Every $50 purchase with me gets you a square on your Great Rewards card…get 6 and you will receive $20 free goodies from me!

    Growing Up

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    I have been having fun with a few of the stamp sets from the Growing Up section!

    A friend and customer of mine, Paula, is about to have a baby, so she “hired” me to do a class for her.  We made almost 50 baby thank yous for her…this was my favorite.  I love the sweet “simpleness” of it.

    Supplies:

    • 115219 Teddy and Train $17.95
    • 100730 White Cardstock $7.50
    • 104315 Basic Brown Ink Pad $5.95
    • 115655 Bermuda Bay Ink Pad $5.95
    • 115610 Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon $9.95
    • 103954 Aquapainters $16.95
    • 115963 Finial Press Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
    • 114521 Scallop Oval Big Shot Die $19.95

    Here is a workshop card I did a couple weeks ago.  My kids have been having a blast with this stamp set!  When I was prepping for the workshop I had, I was having a very busy, stressful day.  I felt the need to play with happy colors and a fun, whimsical set and this fit the bill!  The workshop guests felt the same.  Glittered Aliens!  How fun!

    Supplies:

    • 113810 Greetings, Earthlings $21.95
    • 115656 Melon Mambo Ink pad $5.95
    • 115320 Melon Mambo cardstock $5.50
    • 115611 Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon $9.95
    • 103954 Aquapainters $16.95
    • 105216 Pumpkin Pie Ink pad $5.95
    • 105117 Pumpkin Pie Cardstock $5.50
    • 102028 Confetti White Cardstock $9.50
    • 101406 StazOn Ink Pad $7.95
    • 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes $36.95
    • 100425 2 Way Glue Pen $3.50
    • 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter $4.50

    To order any of these products, 24/7, click here and go to my ordering website.  Click Shop Now in the upper right hand corner.

    Every $50 increment of your order (subtotal, before tax and shipping) gets you a square on your Great Rewards card!  Get 6 squares and I will give you a $20 gift certificate!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    For the Love Of Chocolate

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    I hope everyone is having a great day!  We are home today with a sick child…my oldest, Anna, has a fever.  It's odd, because she just had the flu less than 2 weeks ago, and a week before that she had a fever.  This girl is missing a lot of school!

    Last night, I had some stamper girls over for Stamps & Chocolate.  We stamped some lovely projects, had some wonderful brownie cookies and talked about the demo opportunity.  2 new gals joined our team last night (yay!) and one of them was my 100th personal recruit!  Hi Michelle!

    I have to laugh because when I met my upline to sign my paperwork almost 6 years ago, I said, “I won't do that recruiting thing”.  haha!! 

    One thing I was telling Michelle was that I am so excited she is signing up because I develop close relationships with many gals in my downline.  Many of them are very close friends of mine, and I have seen some wonderful relationships develop between members in my group.  I love my job!

    If you are interested in being a demonstrator, and part of my downline, HURRY!  The $85 mini starter kit ends on Monday!  email me at [email protected] and we can chat about it!

    On to the projects from last night!

    This was a fun one!  When I was making it I wanted a card with chocolate on it to go with the theme, so this was perfect. 

    But who do you send a card to that says I love chocolate!?  Well, it says Things I Love…Chocolate (#1!) and on the background I stamped the shopping and shoe stamps from that set…inside it says: But Most of All YOU!  How cute!

    Supplies:

    • 115229 What I Love $15.59
    • 100730 White Cardstock $7.50
    • 102842 Real Red Cardstock $5.50
    • 102128 Chocolate Chip Cardstock $5.95
    • 103133 Real Red Ink $5.95
    • 100908 Chocolate Chip Ink $5.95
    • 15608 Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon $8.95 10 yards (LOVE this!!!)
    • 115963 Finial Press Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
    • 104430 Dimensionals (I go through packs and packs of these babies!!)

     We also made a cute little box with one of my favorite wheels.  Who wouldn't love to get a sweet treat like this!  I gotta see who I'm gonna give this to!  hmmm…

    Supplies:

    • 102835 Confetti Cream cardstock $9.50
    • 101341 Close to Cocoa cardstock $5.50
    • 102444 Close to Cocoa ink refill $2.95 (to ink the cartridge)
    • 103678 Uninked Jumbo Cartridge $7.50
    • 103661 Jumbo Handle $5.95
    • 114696 Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel $8.50
    • 109055 Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
    • 114890 Matchbox Die $42.95
    • 113478 Extended Cutting Pads $19.95

    If you'd like any of these supplies, you can order on my SU website 24/7.

    I also have a new GREAT REWARDS program!  For my customers, every $50 purchase you make with me, you get a square on your card…pnce you get 6 squares and you get a $20 gift certificate from me to spend any way you wish! 

    This is on top of any freebies you get from SU…so place a $150 order, and you get 3 squares PLUS free goodies from Stampin' Up ($15 in free merchandise AND a hostess stamp set).  But to qualify, you must purchase at www.catherinepooler.stampinup.net or email me your order directly.

    I hope everyone has a great day and wish me luck with the sick-o!  LOL!

    Soiree Samples

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    The first month of each quarter, I get together with my downline for what we call the SUpreme Soiree!  We have a great time swapping, stamping and having fun.

    I want to share some of the make and takes with you.  Contact me if you want to join us!

    Kim Allen designed this card using an idea she saw in the new catalog.  It uses the super cute new set, Chic Boutique, Cottage Wall DSP, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence Cardstock.

    Everything Nice

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    Do you recognize this from page 145 of the IDEA BOOK and catalog?  It was another Soiree make and take.  Kim and I copied/tweaked all the make and takes from the IBC for our Soiree in July.  What an incredible creative resource that book is.  Don't have yours yet?  Contact me and I'll let you know how to get one!

    Circle Circus

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    My wonderful friend, Arlene, made this card for one of our events in June.  I love the color combo of Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede.

    If you have to have all the new colors, contact me to learn about my In Color Club

    Out of the Box

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    When I first saw this stamp set, I thought, “oooh, lordy!  That set is uuu-gah-lee!”.  But then I got a better look at it.

    It's a Jack-in-the-box!  Now that is stinkin' cute.  Sometimes you just gotta look more closely or actually stamp with a set to appreciate it.

    You can get this one for a $150 workshop, order or as a part of one of my clubs!