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Card_1 Have you received your Holiday Mini Catalog in the mail?  If not please, let me know and I will get one out to you.  This card was designed by Karen Harper a demonstrator in my downline for a mail-in swap.  She used the new Happy Blessings Stamp Set from thee mini.  With a brayer & sponges she made the fall background  to set this card off.


P9250053_2  Deadline is fast approaching for my Christmas Card Classes being held in my stamp room on Wed. Oct.  8th @ 7 p.m. or Saturday Oct. 18th @ 1  p.m.  Registration is due by Oct. 1 of $20.  You will be making 7 card layouts, two of each with envelopes.  Bring your own adhesive.



Last night on Founder's Retreat with Shelli and the beautiful red rocks of Utah.  Can't wait to go back to Utah in October for a Leadership Summit.  I have been so blessed over the last 11 years to travel more then I have my whole life.


Founders_jammies I need to say THANK YOU again to all my WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS who help me earn Founder's again this year, by placing in the TOP 100 of US demonstrators.  I just returned home from my Retreat in St. George, Utah, where I was pampered by the wonderful company I am so proud to represent STAMPIN' UP!  There is nothing like meeting up with the TOP 120 demonstrators from across the US and Canada, along with the Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!, in our PJ'S to share business ideas.  If you would like to read in detail Shelli's words about this fabulous trip so to

Got to Love the BIG SHOT

Both6 This is another sample using the Top Note Bigz Die and the Big Shot along with our cell-o-bags to make an adorable favor or little gift.  Belle Rose Designer Series Paper with Kiwi Kiss Cardstock accent the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set that is on sale until Sept. 30th.   Stampin' Up!'s Scalloped Punch works nicely with Peppermint Patties for that little favor.


LOCAL BUSINESSWOMAN HONORED WITH FOUNDER'S CIRCLE RECOGNITION Jefferson, OH--Stampin' Up! recently recognized local business woman Linda Bauwin with an invitation to attend the company's annual Founder's Circle weekend retreat. This prestigious event honors Stampin' Up!'s most successful demonstrators with a weekend dedicated to thanking these outstanding individuals for their commitment and dedication.

Founder's Circle members are top achievers in several different Achievement Award categories, such as Top Personal Sales & Top Recruiting. Linda was honored specially in a category of "Demonstrator of the Year." This category honors the top 100 demonstrators out of all the thousands of demonstrators in the United States who have shown leadership and a balanced, successful approach in developing their business. This award is only presented to Demonstrators who have been with the company for more than six months.

The top 10 achievers in this category receive a Founder's Circle pin, Founder's Circle bag, and a necklace from OC Tanner. In addition, each of these demonstrators are invited to join Stampin' Up! cofounder and CEO Shelli Gardner for three wonderful, relaxing, and inspiring days in St. George, Utah.

"Every year, I enjoy the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the remarkable demonstrators who have earned Founder's Circle," says Gardner. "It is a treat to pamper these women who have worked so hard to grow their businesses and who have contributed so much to Stampin' Up! The Founder's circle Retreat is exactly that--a retreat from the hectic, everyday demands these women face, and it's all aout them! We work hard to make sure these achievers know how much we appreciate them and all they do."

" I am honored to have such loyal customers that have helped me earn this retreat for the sixth straight year. Stampin' Up! has been a dream come true for me. It has been very rewarding to become friends with so many women in our area and to share what I love, stamping," says Linda.

Earning a spot in the Founder's Club is one of the most sought-after awards for Stampin' Up! demonstrators,who recognize the deep respect these businesspeople receive. These demonstrators exemplify all that Stampin' Up! represents and work hard to share their love for creativity and stamping with others as they strive to make a difference in the world around them.

About Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up!, a 20-year-old, $240 million, direct-sales company, offers an exclusive line of decorative rubber stamp sets, Decor Elements, and crafting accessories for greeting cards, craft projects, scrapbooking and home decor. Currently over 45,000 demonstrators from all 50 sates, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and recently France, German and the United Kingdom teach the art of stamping. Stampin' Up! operated a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Kanab, Utah and a 300,000-square-foot home office, distribution center, and demonstrator support call center in Riverton. For more information contact Linda Bauwin at 440-576-7130 or at or at her blog at

Designer Series Paper & Big Shot

Both1 New In Colors Riding Hood Red & Kiwi Kiss Cardstock looks so good with the New Belle Rose Designer Series Paper.  Using the New Top Note Bigz Die with the Belle Rose Designer Series Paper for a colorful background, and a folded piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock to make a small card for the front.   Using left over flowers from a basket I made with the Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die, I made an adorable embellishment for the front of my card.  The Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon adds the final accent.

Big Shot

Both4 This sample uses two die cuts from the Top Note Bigz Die, one Chocolate Chip and one Very Vanilla.  The Very Vanilla one is on top of the Chocolate Chip and I just removed the perforation around the outside to make the layer.  I then did the masking technique & brayered.  Cool effect!!


Both5 With the Big Shot card making becomes more 3-D.  This card is done with the Bella Rose Designer Series paper.  I used SU! Exclusive Birds & Blossoms Die and Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip Die both these dies come in the Special Edition Starter Kit.  These dies also take your scrapbooking to a new level.


Both7_2 The Big Shot has arrived making creativity even easier.  With Stampin' Up!'s wonderful selection of Designer Series Paper it takes paper crafting to a new level.   This cell-o-bag project uses Stampin' Up!'s Top Note Bigz Die which works well with SU!'s small or medium cell-o-bags.  I used Belle Rose, & Patterns Designer Series Paper in Pumpkin Pie & Tangerine Tango along with Kiwi Kiss Cardstock.   The sunflowers are made with SU!'s scallop circle & 1" circle punch.  They are on mint patties for a great little favor.  If you purchase the Big Shot from me from now until Dec.  I will be offer a SPECIAL FREE CLASS just for you.     Want to try your hands on the Big Shot?  I will be featuring it at all upcoming workshops & at my New Product class this month.  You won't believe the ease of using this machine.   Book your own workshop and earn credit towards purchasing a machine for yourself.