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You’ll love it when you discover this little secret!

Actually it’s not a secret at all but I do believe it is the absolute best deal in the whole catalog.  The Stampin’ Up! starter kit is a great value at just $99 (plus tax) for $125 in Stampin’ Up! products.  What is even better is that you get to customize your starter kit to get exactly what you want and need.  You will never get stuck with a stamp set or paper that you do not want or like since you get to choose what is included.

Suggested Starter Kit Items

But the benefits do not stop there.  As a Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator you will always get at least a 20% discount on all your supplies (no coupon needed thank you very much) with the opportunity to increase that to a 25% discount as long as you stay active as a demonstrator.  Who does not like a good discount?  I know I sure do.  And let’s face it, if you are into crafts you are going to spend money on supplies. Why not support your habit while saving some money AND have a chance to make a little money as well.

As long time Stampin’ Up! customer I loved their color coordination (makes it so easy to be successful) and the quality of their products.  When I finally took the plunge and signed up as a demonstrator I wondered what had taken me so long.  In addition to getting my discount on all my supplies, I get to pre-order new items before they are available to the general public.  It’s always fun to be one of the “cool kids” who gets to play with the new toys first!  I can also participate in various incentive programs offered by Stampin’ Up! as well as attend Stampin’ Up! events (darn you COVID-19 for wreaking havoc this year!), qualify for incentive trips, and bonuses.  But the BEST part of being a demonstrator is all the wonderful new friends I have met through our love of papercrafting.

When I first started this journey I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I thought I would just give it a try for a few months and see where it led.  I never in a million years would have thought it would bring me so much joy – it has truly been a blessing.  My Crafty Foxes team is one of the best teams around – we always have so much fun when we get together.  We are more than friends – we’re like a family – always there for each other to celebrate the happy times and offer support in the hard times. 

As I continue on this journey I would like to invite you to travel the road with me.  If you like to have fun, craft a bit, laugh a lot, and just enjoy life I’d love to have you join the Crafty Foxes team!  We are always up for answering your questions so drop us an email at craftyklock@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you.  If your ready to join right now, click here and welcome to the team.

Members of the Crafty Foxes Team at the 2019 Stampin’ Up! On Stage event

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This is it!

Oh my goodness – I am so excited! The weekend for On the Craft Train 2 is finally here! I have been preparing for this show for months and now I’m ready (almost) to go. With over 100 vendors it’s sure to be a lot of fun. I hope you can stop by this weekend and visit my booth.

The fun begins on Saturday at 9 am until 4 pm and repeats on Sunday. See you at the Martinsburg Roundhouse, 100 East Liberty St, Martinsburg, WV. If you tell me you saw my blog post I will give you a free card!

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In Memory

Today is a day that will live on in my memory for the rest of my life.  18 years ago we as a country experienced the horrific events of 9/11.  We must always remember those who perished that day and do our best to honor their memory.

So in memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11 today I challenge you to engage in an act of kindness.  Purchase a cup of coffee for the person in line behind you; hold open the door for someone; smile and wish someone a good morning.  Just be nice to everyone you meet today.

I think that is the best way we can honor the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11.

KINDNESS MATTERS – pass it on.

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Love at first site

Way back in August, I had the opportunity to pre-order lots of new goodies from the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog (one of the perks of being a demonstrator). One of the items that caught my eye was the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle. I thought this would be a quick and easy way to make treats for co-workers, family, friends, teachers, coaches (get the idea?) so I placed my order for one. As soon as it arrived I knew I made the right choice! From the first time I used the die to make a treat box I was in LOVE with this set.

Item #152390 – $48.50 included 7 cling stamps and 10 dies

I just couldn’t stop playing with this set! It’s so, so easy to use and you don’t even need to stamp! One 6″x6″ of Designer Series Paper is really all you need or you can use cardstock and dress it up! Add ribbon or twine with a small tag and you have an adorable little gift. The box is the perfect size for chocolate – Hershey’s Kisses, Lindor Truffles, or Ferrero Rocher are excellent choices. You can order your bundle today from my website. Check all the different ones I made.

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Community

Community – what is it? The dictionary definition of community is shown as (1) a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common or (2) a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

Throughout life we are members of many different communities. Some communities are our forever communities (families, school affiliations) and some are short term or seasonal in nature (PTA, sports team, civic groups). But no matter what type of community – long or short term – the fact is we need communities. We all need to be surrounded by people who will celebrate the happy times and support us in the difficult times.

That support system – celebrating the good things and offering comfort during the hard times – is what I love about my Stampin’ Up community. The group that I craft with are always so encouraging to each other and help ease the burden during difficult times. Whenever we get together it’s always interesting! A little crafting, a little whining, and lots of laughter!

Today I invite you to join my community of stampers. I have several classes and events coming up in the next month and I would love to have you join me!

This weekend, September 14 and 15, come visit me at On the Craft Train 1 at the Martinsburg Roundhouse, 100 East Liberty Street, Martinsburg, VA. With over 100 vendors and authors, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Next up is Stampin’ Bingo at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Community Center , 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA on September 25 from 6 – 8:30 pm. Come out to play some Bingo, win some new Stampin’ Up! prizes and create 4 make and take projects.

Play Stampin’ Bingo at the Clarke County Rec Center in Berryville, VA

On September 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm please join me at Michaels Store, Battlefield Shopping Center, 1019A Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Class. You can register online by clicking here.