Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thank you!!

Yesterday was my Christmas Stamp a Stack. We all had a great time! I had 8 wonderful, crafty ladies there and was excited to meet Karen and see Kim again!

Everything was cut and prepared and I picked up some of the turquoise tins at convention to place everyone's goodies in to take home!

I made each gal a small pillow box gift for coming!

I hope they had as much fun as I did. I get such a craft high after being with them and can't wait to plan for the next event!!

Today I will be getting the September newsletter together so be on the lookout for an email from me in the next few days. It will be linked directly here again like August!!

Here are some pics!! Enjoy your Sunday!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Baby Boys x 5!!

I can't believe my group of friends on Splitcoast are on to round 2 of babies!!

Candy had Ryker a few months ago, Jaclyn had Teirgan a few weeks ago, Jen is in the hospital having Carson now!! and Katie will have Luke and Paula will have Ezra in the next few weeks!!

I made these cards to send out to them!! Some late, some early...but sent!!

Supplies...

Nursery Nessisties stamp set
Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky (retired), Whisper White and River Rock (retired) cardstock
Chocolate Chip marker and ink
Blender Pens
Soft Sky and River Rock ink
punch (can't remember the name...SORRY!)
Whisper White cardstock
Stampin' Dimensionals!
corner rounder punch
Thanks and Enjoy (the cards are great in person so be on the look out!)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hostess Club ~sign up today!~

Right now we are at 7 stampers...You have until Friday to let me know if you want to join!! A great way for new stampers to start their "collection" or seasoned stampers to continue adding!!

Will be sending out an email BY SUNDAY with assigned months!!

Monthly commitment:

5 members- $30 before shipping

6 members - $25 before shipping

7 members- $22 before shipping

8 members- $18.75 before shipping

9 members- $17 before shipping

10 members- $15 before shipping


Hostess Clubs are a way for men and women of all ages to pursue their love of stamping and crafting, card-making and scrapbooking while still keeping an eye on personal budgets. In our tenuous economy, lots of people are looking for ways to watch dollars while still enjoying their craft. Clubs are a perfect solution! Club members plan their purchases so they continually check off items on their wish list incrementally, yet still receive the generous benefits offered for much larger purchases.

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

1. How long does a club last?

A club last as long as there are member. For example, if there are 6 members, the club lasts 6 months (not counting December as that is an off month)

2. Do we get together each month?

I wil book a date each month (a convenient date for the hostess) where we get together to make a card and altered item.

3. What if I can't make it to the meeting?

If you can't make it, you need to get your order and money to me BY THAT DATE. There will not be any make up classes.

4. Can I bring a friend?

Hostesses can invite outside guests or collect outside orders to boost their hostess benefits. Just please let me know in advance to ensure enough supplies for everyone. Guests pay a $5 materials fee unless they place an order equivalent to the club's minimum.

5. Do I have to continue the club after my month?

YES! This is a commitment club. We need to be fair to ALL members and get our orders and money in ON TIME!

6. What do I do if it is my hostess month?

Each member of the club agrees to hostess their assigned meeting by bringing food/drinks for the group. The hostess has the option of hostessing the club meeting at their home or at mine.


Things to note:

1. Club will start as soon as we have enough members and run until all members have been hostess. This will be determined when final count is in.

2. We will skip December as it is a busy month for everyone with the holidays. Enjoy your time with your families and making holiday memories!

3. This club is a commitment. Please be considerate and your orders and payment to me when it is due if you can't make a meeting. I will keep your CC information on file it is makes it easier for you.


Sign up today!! I will be signing up until the end of August so we can get this club started!


Please email/call me if you have ANY questions.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thomas Tank Birthday!

My little man will be 2 in a month...UGH!

I searched forever for a Thomas the Tank stamp and finally found one on Ebay. I stalked that auction and won!!

Here are the invitations for Alexander's 2nd birthday party. The longest part will be coloring in Thomas but I think it will go quickly with my markers!!

Thanks for looking!!

Supplies...
Thomas Tank stamp (Kids Touch Learning)
Choo Choo stamp set
Track wheel
Loads of Love Accessories stamp set
Pacific Point, Yo Yo Yellow and Whisper White cardstock
Thomas Tank paper (bought at Michaels)
Stampin' Up! markers
1/2 inch circle punch
"2" made with Cricut Machine

This is SO SO much cuter in person. Alex got ahold of my camera and I need to fix the settings again...

Alexander's Potty Chart


Hello,

i know i haven't posted alot but have gotten lots done... I made TONS of shower invites (can't post yet!!) and also made...

Alexander's potty chart...basically he gets a sticker to place on when he goes potty!! nothing fancy!!

When Chris goes back to school, I will be working with him on going potty!!

I can't believe he is almost 23 mos...UGH!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

So Happy..


I have a few friends/family all expecting and wanted to send them a Congrats card so used my Nursery Necessities set to make a quick card to send.

Supplies:
Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock
Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and So Saffron ink
Delicate Dots DSP (retired) and So Saffron ribbon (retired)

Congrats to Amy and Tyler and Colleen, Jay and Big Bro Max!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Christmas Card Stamp a Stack...ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

***As of Wednesday, August 26th I have 2 spots left. If interested PLEASE RSVP!! THANKS AND LOOKING FORWARD TO A FUND MORNING OF STAMPING!!***This is just a reminder to those who are "thinking" of coming to the Christmas Card SAS on August 29th (9am-12pm) Cost: $30...we will make 5 of each card and a box to keep your cards in. PLEASE BRING FAVORITE ADHESIVE!!

I only have a few spots left for this date/time. If I get an overwhelming amount of people interested I may add another date mid September.

1. Paula
2. Molly
3. Amy
4. Tammy
5. Tammy friend
6. Kathy
7. Kathy friend
8. Christi
9. ??
10. ??

If you have a ?? near your name, please think about attending and let me know EITHER way ASAP!

I will be ordering the supplies this week and want to start cutting and getting ready.


Thank you!!

Sarah Coyle
Your Super Excited Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

a Beary Cool Bookmark!

I will admit it...

I was "eh" about the Build a Bear stuff in the new Holiday mini but went ahead and preordered the stamp set...

and I LOVE IT!!

I decided it was ok to have boys and still LOVE IT!! I know my customers will fall in love too!!

My 8 year old niece LOVES it too and can't wait to "ask Mom for the stamps!!"

Here is a bookmark she made for herself!!

CUTE HUH!!

Well off to clean up for Techniques Club tonight!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Christmas Card Stamp a Stack...

It is hard to believe it is time to think Christmas! What a better way to cool down on these hot, humid days than to get your Christmas cards done!!
Come and get your Christmas cards done ALL IN ONE DAY!!

We will create 5 each of 3 designs for a total of 15 cards. We will also be decorating a metal box to keep all your cards in.

I will provide all the cardstock, embellishments and envelopes you will need to create wonderful handmade Christmas cards. All you need to bring is your favorite adhesive and scissors.
Cost:$30

When: Saturday, August 29th, 9am-12pm

Payment and RSVP no later than August 15th so I can order and get all supplies cut and ready!

Bring a friend and receive a $5 gift certificate to be used on a future purchase! Space is limited so call/email today!!

Small snack and beverage will be provided.
Enjoy this preview of one of the cards. We will be using Brushed Silver cardstock and Silver embossing powder. So elegant in person...anyone would love to receive!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Techniques Time!!

It is Techniques Time!!

This Thursday is Techniques Club. I have a few new ladies joining me and I look forward to even more conversation and laughs!!

This month we will be doing bleaching, baby wipes and cracked glass.

Here is a peek at the cards.



As always, everyone is welcome to come. This month is Thursday, August 13th 7-9. Cost is $15 or FREE with $50 order. RSVP by THAT MORNING...to ensure enough supplies are available!!

Happy Anniversary....***SPECIAL***


***only 2 left***

It is hard to believe that is has been officially a year since signing up with Stampin' Up! to be an independent demonstrator! What an exciting year I have had!! I have made TONS of cards, gifts and scrapbooks, had many Stamp Camps and Techniques Clubs and most of all...been able to share what I love to do with many wonderful ladies!!! (waving hi to you!!)

As a special for TODAY ONLY!! The first 3 customers (new or old/ online or in person/email) who place an order will receive from me....the Country Living Summer Cookout refill kit**refill kit includes everthing but the Dig In stamp set and Stampin' Spot. This special is ONLY available through Sarah Coyle, Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

As I noted before...THIS IS FOR TODAY ONLY!!!! So get your wish lists out and visit my online store (Click Shop Here through my website... Sarahcoyle.stampinup.net) or call/email me!! This is only available to the FIRST 3 orders TODAY!!

Thanks for making my first year a great one and I look forward to an even better year ahead!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Home at last!!

As much as I had fun and will miss Heather and her family...it is nice to be home!

Heather swung us by the Stampin' Up! headquarters before taking me to the airport. It was one of the highlights of my trip!! Here is where the magic happens...and ships to us!!





and I had to share this picture. This is what I got to look at as I made my way to Manchester...HOW BEAUTIFUL!!

I really started to tear up when I saw the lights of NH as we descended...and Alex had the BIGGEST smiles for me when I saw him!!

Well today is unpacking, laundry and sorting my goods!!

and of course getting things ready for Tech club this week!!

Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts as I traveled. I appreciate you all!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Convention is over....

So sad but very thankful for the experience and can't wait until next year!!

Want to join me? It is easy...ask me how you can join Stampin' Up! as an independent demonstrator!!

I have learned SO much and saw SO many great cards, altered items, scrapbook items and MORE and can't wait to get ahold of my customers and show them!!

I have made my convention goal!!

My goal is to hold one workshop a month! Be the first to fill in a date on my calendar and you will get a prize valued at up to $20!!!

Email me today!!


My flight home is tomorrow, Sunday...it is ALL day so please think of me and pray for safety!!

See you soon and REMEMBER...Techniques Club is THIS THURSDAY at 7pm..RSVP today!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

WE MET SHELLI!!!!!!!!!!

just a quick few pics!! How exciting...she signed my catalog and bag!!! i have to charge my camera so i will take pics of those!! Enjoy!

Good Friday morning!!!

What a busy day yesterday!! There is so much going on and so many other demonstrators here (approx. 3000!) I am having a blast meeting new people, learning new things and seeing new ideas!

Our day today is pretty much like yesterday...

2 hours of General session, lunch and classes/ make n takes in afternoon!!

Yesterday, we were introduced to the new My Digital Studio...was not sure how I felt about that...but it is SO EASY AND SO FUN!!! Can't wait for a couple months when it goes live!!!

In fact... we are all given wrist bands for prizes and Heather's color was picked to WIN THE NEW DIGITAL STUDIO!! So when it goes live...she gets one FREE!!!! We are so so excited!!

It was SUPER COOL to met Shelly!! She is the cofounder of Stampin' Up! I didn't get to meet her in person yet but did meet her husband, Sterling and her daughter, Meghan!! Her husband said to see him today at 11 and I can get in front of the line to meet her!! EEEK!!!

We also saw some great ideas for the new Build a Bear line of stamps, paper and dies. They had a special Build a Bear at Momemto Mall for all of us attending to buy. I will take a picture of him and post later...He is so cute with his Stampin' Up! apron on and special stamp!!
Well I got up at 5 am Utah time (7 Eastern time) to get my coffee. I was waiting patiently for 545 so I could get a nice hot coffee. Can you believe I have to wait til almost 8 eastern time for a coffee!! UGH...There is a Starbucks in the hotel and OMG...IT IS SO GOOD!!

Well tonight we have a special evening of fun with Heathers up up upline...(guess that is my up up up upline!!) so won't be on much!!

Have a wonderful day and HUGS TO MY BOYS AND HUBBY...I miss you so much!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

First official day...

Today starts the start of Convention. We have Main Stage, Demo Theatre and a class today. Sounds fun!!!

I am still on NH time so I was able to sneak down to Starbucks for a coffee before the crowd. I was 2nd in line and by the time I left there was a good 15 in line!! Yeah for coffee!!

Well will catch up later!!

Sarah

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Views...

the first thing I asked Heather when I landed was...WHERE IS THE TREES AND GRASS! Utah is so beautiful yes SO DIFFERENT FROM NH!!!

Here are some pics from her front yard...
Unfortunately , the view from my hotel room is a bit different...Check out the Salt Lake Temple...it is very nice!!

ok now seriously off to relax!

SALT LAKE CITY!!!

HELLO!! arrived at 7 am and stood in line to get into Memento Mall for 2 hours. I bought lots of goodies and have to back for more tomorrow...there was a limit today on things.

Here are some pics of Heather and I at the convention center...






we are having so much fun...and for the record...I DID GO TO THE HOTEL GYM!!!

Check out some goodies I got...Chris will love the Rubix cube!!

Well off to relax for a bit!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I've arrived!!!

I left Manchester at 9am and had a fairly decent trip to Detroit. The plane was SMALL and I had barely enough room to breathe but the man next to me was fantastic! Here are some pics from the ride to Detroit...

So after an hour delay in Detroit, we were finally on our way to SALT LAKE CITY!! We had the worst turbulence for over an hour, the air conditioner didn't work and the landing was TERRIBLE...BUT I GOT HERE!!

I had 2 windows where I sat and looked at the wing all ride!!
Heather and the girls were waiting for me and we went to get some lunch and headed toward their house!! We had 6 o' clock pedicures so I wasn't able to post til now! The lady did a great job on my pedicure. It felt so great!! It was my first time and won't be the last!! Look at the cute flower she put on there!!

well we are heading to bed and leaving bright and early for Salt Lake City...we are at Heather's house about 45 mins away!! We will be spending the next 3 nights at the hotel...KIDLESS!!!

Well night!!!

Well....I am off...

I can't believe it is already the day!! I seems like yesterday Heather and I were counting down from 100 days!!

I woke up with Tom this am at 430. I know I would have fallen back asleep but then wouldn't want to get up!! I figure I can try to rest on the plane.

Not much planned for today...just 51/2hours of flying!!

Heather and her girls will be picking me up in SLC and we will head to her house for the night. She did book up Pedicure Spas for tonight!!

Then leaving her house early for CONVENTION!!!

Please pray for safe travels for me and all the other Demo's heading to SLC!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

It's almost time...

I have been getting things together and packing for CONVENTION!! I leave Tuesday morning and can't wait to share with everyone what fun things I learn, new items I get and all the fun stuff in between!!

Just wanted to share a few "packing" pictures!! Alex will be spending time with Grammy and Grampy during the week and Daddy will be taking care of him and the house!!

See you soon...from UTAH!!