Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Now is the time to join Stampin Up!

Join my Stampin' Up! team now for the low price of just $50 (including $55 in product of your choice).  The $99 starter kit with $125 worth of product is also still available.  You choose your price and kit.  This offer is good thru June 30th, so take advantage of it while you can.  

It is all very easy.  You can join as a hobbyist and take advantage of all SU deals or you can make a business out of it!  The choice is yours!!!!!!

MORE BENEFITS of joining the Stampin' Up! family:

* FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit when you sign up by June 30th,
* 30% off your first demonstrator order when you place it in your first 45 days of signing up,
* 20% off ALL future demonstrator orders,
* FREE 2014 Convention Registration when you join by June 20th.  
* the opportunity to pre-order products before they hit the market,
* special promotions Stampin' Up! offers to demonstrators only,
* the opportunity to participate in meetings, card swaps, and events with me and my Stampin' Up! team,
***And last but not least, you will have the opportunity to meet people and make new friends while sharing your love of Stampin' Up! and paper crafting!  

Contact me to discuss the Stampin' Up! opportunity.  PS...there is no further obligation.  If you decide, this is not for you, you can drop at anytime.  

Rita Holmes 513-844-8054 or 513-313-9306


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Free Shipping from Sampin Up!!!

April 21-April 25

Stampin' Up! will be offering FREE shipping on any orders placed beginning Monday, April 21 (after 12:01 a.m. Mountain) through Friday, April 25 (deadline is 11:50 p.m. Mountain).   Expedited shipping is excluded from the free offer.  

The retired list will also be out so be sure to look at it.  All items are available while quantities last.  Visit my website to shop.

Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed Day!!!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

I can't believe it has been SIX YEARS!

It was SIX years ago today that I had my cancer surgery.  I just went back in my blog to the 2008 archives and read my cancer journey.  The blog journey starts on March 10, 2008.  I read through most of it.  I cried a lot in it.  I also went and read all the comments.  I had the best support team ever.

Here is the big question I want to answer for everyone:
What has CANCER done for ME?
I know that sounds odd but CANCER did a lot for me. 
1.  It made me a stronger person today.
2.  It made me open my eyes and appreciate everything around me.
3.  It showed me that a good attitude will help you overcome a lot of things.
4.  It showed my my need for the Lord.
5.  It made my Faith stronger.
6.  It gave me the need to help others fighting this terrible disease.
7.  It showed me at I am a leader.
8.  It gave me the will to fight no matter what.
I now stay very active in many different things.  Here is some of the things I do to keep busy:
1.  Work part time in the cafeteria's in our public schools.
2.  Sell Stampin Up and have classes in my house for rubber stamping
3.  Teach Sunday School to 3rd & 4th grade children.
4.  Director of VBS at my church.
5.  Sit on the Butler County Board for the American Cancer Society
6.  Have a team in our local Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society and also serve on the committee.
7.  Reach to Recovery volunteer for the American Cancer Society. 

These are all passions of mine.  I love staying busy and being active.  I can say that most days I feel great but still have some side effects of the chemo and cancer journey.  That's okay!!!!  I am alive and living my life.  What better thing can a girl ask for? 

I have a wonderful family and the greatest friends anyone can ask for.  I am a very blessed individual and give thanks for that daily. 

Have a blessed day!!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sorry I have been Away!

Time has gotten away from me once again.  I have been busy with Relay for  Life stuff, work and some church stuff.  My oh's that time of year. 
I will share a little something tonight.  It is a little treat box made with DSP and the new scalloped tag punch.  I actually saw it on Pinterest....don't you just love Pinterest?  It has so many ideas.  Anyway I tried the little box and loved it. 
I also used the Petite Petals stamp set and punch along with the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and punch.  It sure make a cute little gift bag/box for candy or a little surprise. 
I hope you enjoy the little box.  You can always check out my Pinterest.  My username is ritaholmes or you can find me through FB as Rita Weigel Holmes.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Quick and Easy

That is what this card is all about.....being quick and easy.  This is one of the cards from my card class.  I was actually showing the Adorning Elements Dies and Embossing Folders and how well they compliment each other.  This is also a great way to use up some scrap DSP (Designer Series Papers) which is 12x12 paper printed on both sides.  I hope you enjoy the card and keep coming back to my blog to visit.

Have a Blessed Day!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SU Weekly Deals

Hello Everyone,
I just wanted to share the Weekly Deals from Stampin Up for the week of March 4th.  You can always follow this link to go straight to the Weekly Deal page to order. 

2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
2012-2014 In Color Designer
Series Paper Stack                                    
Price: $21.95 $16.46
Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Betsy's Blooms Stampin' Around Standard Wheel
Betsy's Blooms
Stampin' Around Standard Wheel
Price: $6.50 $4.88
Coastal Cabana 3/8 Ruffle Stretch Trim
Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Everything Easter Ensemble -- Digital Download
Everything Easter Ensemble - Digital Download
Price: $14.95 $8.97                                        
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Large Rhinestone
Basic Jewels
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Midnight Muse 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Strawberry Slush 3/8 Ruffle Stretch Trim
Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Stretch
Price: $8.95 $6.71

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A look into my Open House

I just had my Open House to debut my new business this last Thursday.  It was fun getting ready for and I was excited to start a new journey.
Here are some pictures before the Open House started.  The first one is my display table.  Didn't have to use a big table since I don't have a lot of stock built up yet. 

Due to the fact that I have a small house I couldn't keep everything together.  Here is how I set up my catalogs and order forms.  Kept them out of the way but had easy access.
Of course we can't forget about a Make N Take table.  It was across from the catalogs.  Everything was really handy and had directions typed up (in a large font) to help with making the card.
What can't we forget?.....Snacks!!!  I kept it very casual as to not overwhelm the guests or me (trying to get them done). 

The last picture is of my Make N Take.  I actually cased this idea off Pinterest.  I don't remember where I found it but I liked the idea.  I used what paper I had the most of but I think it would be great in any color.  It was fast and simple.  No one had to get overwhelmed doing it. 

 Hope you enjoyed the little trip to my Open House.  I so much appreciate everyone that got to come out to it.  It was nice seeing everyone!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Great Color Combo

I was playing with different colors of cardstock and really love the looks of these colors together.  Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mamba.  I also loved the different textures with the embossing folders and then adding the stamp flowers along with the Itty Bitty Banner and saying.  Not to mention the small amount of DSP paper for the scalloped border. 

Sometimes it is just plain fun to mix and match and see what you can come up with. 

Enjoy the card and have a wonderful night.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Happy Sunday

I hope everyone is getting to enjoy their day today.  I have had a nice day so far.  Got up and went to church but left there early to go see my grandson compete with his high school percussion band.  What a treat.  I love that he has an interest in band and keeps himself busy with it.

I am now down in my craft room to play a bit before going back to church....yes I go twice on Sunday's.  My hubby and I love going to church and very rarely miss.  BUT before I break out the supplies to create I thought I would post a card today.

The card I chose for today makes me thing "Happy" when I see it.  I love the colors:  Indigo Blue, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green and Tangerine Tango.  Sounds like fun doesn't it.  I also used Happy Watercolor DSP.  I am loving the print with the circles on it but had to add some words to it.  Just wanted to break those circles up a bit.  The other things I used is Flower shop stamp set and the Pansy punch along with the Adorning Accents die.  I hope you enjoy the card!

Have a blessed day today!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Lovin' this Card

I really love how this card turned out.  I am sure it will be in one of my upcoming classes.  The colors scream "Happy" to me.  I love it. 
The items I used were:  Happy Watercolor and Petite Petals stamp sets; Petite Petals and Scallop Tag punches; Lots of Dots embossing folder; Gumball Green cardstock; Watercolor Wonder DSP; Whisper White cardstock; Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Basic Black inks.
Hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Open House is Coming

I am going to host an Open House to debut my new Stampin Up business.  I have finally gotten everything organized and started doing some creating.  I will be having my Open House this coming Thursday, February 28th.  I am trying to decide on a Make N Take...which I should have already had done.  This is one of the cards I did.  I really like it and think it would be easy enough not to take a lot of time since I am doing this in a 4 hour time span and people can come and go.  I used the Flower Shop and Petite Pairs stamps sets along with the Pansy Punch and the Adorning Accents die and embossing folder.  These colors always pop out at me so I really like them.  Hope you like it too.

Happy Friday to everyone since it is almost Friday here.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Burlap and Blooms

I sat down tonight and put the Burlap and Blooms Wreath together.  A nice change from cards but still working with paper.  I also liked the idea of doing some with Flowers and Spring.  This will be hanging on my front door for my Open House next week.  It was easy to put together and everything but the glue was in the kit.  You can beat that for $17.95.  You can order it here

I will get back to card making tomorrow.  I have my Open House next week and classes starting the week after that.  It feels good to be getting my business going.
Have a Blessed Day,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SU Weekly Deals

Here are the weekly deals for this week.  I hope you check them out.  Looks like some pretty cool stuff to me!
3/16 Inch Corner Punch
Price$6.95 $5.21
A Royal Day Ensemble -- Digital Download
Price$14.95 $8.97
Etcetera Designer Series Paper
Price$10.95 $8.21
Gold & Silver Stampin' Glitter
Price$7.95 $5.96
In Color Dahlias
Price$7.95 $5.96
Label Insert Pop' n Cuts Die
Price$21.95 $16.46
Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Price$7.95 $5.96
Silver Metallic Encore Pad
Price$9.95 $7.46
Remember, you can shop 24/7 at my online store

Monday, February 17, 2014

Petal Parade

I haven't had a chance to really play and get creative but I wanted to share a card with you.  I am loving the FREE stuff in the Sale a Brations catalog.  For every $50 you spend with Stampin Up right now you get to pick a FREE item from the Sale a Brations catalog.  The FREE stuff I used on this card is the Sweet Sorbet DSP and the Petal Parade Stamp set.  The stamps go so well with these papers so I had to put something together.  I also just got the Envelope Punch Board and wanted to try making the Bow with it.  Boy that was nice and easy.  I also used a sentiment out of the Petite Pairs stamp set.  I hope you enjoy the card and as always you can always go to my website or email me if you would like to place an order. 

 Have a good evening or whatever time of day it is for you!!!  See you Soon!!!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin

My My Paper Pumpkin kit came in the mail yesterday.  I was glad to see that little red box on my porch when I got home from running errands.

I made myself get a few things done before I opened the box.  When I finally got to that this is what I found:

The markers you see in the background of the picture are the FREE markers you get for signing up for MY Paper Pumpkin by March 31st.  If you decide you want to do that you can go to My Paper Pumpkin to place your order.  Remember to put my name, Rita Holmes, in as your demonstrator if you don't already have one.
After opening the box I decided to sit down and go ahead and make the card project that was in the box.  Here is a picture of the finished cards:

The kit had everything in it I needed except for the adhesive for the button.  It was simple and fast.  A great way to build up some finished cards for when you need one last minute. 
I hope you enjoyed the post today and I hope you come back and check out what else is going on in my little corner of the world.  Don't forget to sign up to follow me by email.  Sure would hate for you to miss anything!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What Have I Been Doing?

It has been forever since I have posted to my blog.  Let's just say I was in a craft "funk" and really didn't care about sharing BUT  I have started a new adventure and think I will be very happy.

I just became a Stampin UP! Demonstrator and can't wait to share some ideas with you.  I have linked my Stampin Up! Website to my blog as well as showing the catalogs and all.  I do hope you take the time to check me out.  I would love to help you get more goodies to play with.

What I need to do first is share some photos with you of my very messy craft room and what it looks like after 2 1/2 weeks of cleaning and literally throwing away a TON of stuff. 

The first set of pictures will be my before pictures:



Now here is the room after 2 1/2 weeks of hard work!


Wouldn't you say it looks a whole lot better?  Now it is time to get creative.  I hope to have something to share in the next day or so.  I won't have tons right now as I didn't have any Stampin Up! stamp sets....only some punches when I decided to do this. 
For now I will say Bye!!! and hope you have a blessed day!  Thanks for stopping by!