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Welcome to a wide, wonderful world of surprises!

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA Starts TOMORROW!!!!

Tonya Dieterlen

There are a lot of cool things going on sale TOMORROW, November 20!! AND you don't want to miss out. Click HERE and start shopping!!! I mean, I don't mean to seem bossy, but I really don't want you to miss out on all these great deals. This post is short & sweet and too the point tonight. Part of the reason for brevity is what went down on Saturday during Open Studio! If you haven't seen video I posted on Saturday evening. Check it out on the FB page!  I will also post the pdf of the Sale items. There is a 24 hour sale, then a separate sale for the rest of the week. Hostess code for this sale is: E6UVM9KC. It will close at the end of this 24 hour sale.

Laura's lovely finished card! It's really beautiful and all of her recipients have a true treat in store this season!

Laura's lovely finished card! It's really beautiful and all of her recipients have a true treat in store this season!

When you see the video, you'll understand why this post is a little shorter than usual...literally, I have achy arms, from my shoulder to my fingers. I am going to be doing some serious maintenance work to my TWO BigShot machines. They have gotten so much use over the years, I was having a *little* bit of trouble. However, by the end of the day, I had figured out my problem and was able to cut the last 20 snowflakes MUCH quicker and easier. This was operator neglect of a BigShot machine...and does NOT reflect the AWESOMENESS of this tool for your crafting needs!!!! 

However, I must add, PLEASE CONSULT ME BEFORE YOU PURCHASE ITEMS TO MAKE 200 or more items in a paper project. My service as a demonstrator is free....USE IT :) Happy Thanksgiving WEEK!

Love & blessings,

Tonya

Planner Addiction Class....ARE YOU IN?!?!?! Make 2018 the BEST!

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Planner Addiction Class details:

 

Planner Addiction Class, November 29, 2017                   7:00pm—10:00pm    

$20 or FREE with purchase of Planner bundle below:

If you Purchase the Stampin' Up! Planner bundle:

144257, $37

Love Today Planner kit
Journaling Pens

AND Journaling Pens: 145480, $5

AND either the

Petal Garden DSP stack: 144168, $10 OR the

Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack: 144208, $10

If you already have a planner and want to still come to the class to learn more about and work on your planner, the cost is $20. Either way, we are going to have a blast!! I've been learning about how to use this exact planner---honestly, I've been using a "planner" for organizing myself for years. So I'm excited to learn new and fun things to incorporate into my planner, right along with you!!

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WB Planner class

 

Think about the things that inspire, motivate and

help you meet your goals!

At this class, we will BEGIN to set up your organizer the way YOU want to use it. Full disclosure: it might take more than ONE class to finish your complete project. But I will make a good faith effort to get you started!

Here are some ideas of what you can do with this versatile and lovely planner:

* Birthday & Celebrations Planner ~ all your important dates in ONE place! Decorate, look at each week and NEVER miss an important date again!! You can also make pockets to store special cards for your special people!

* An actual ORGANIZER/calendar planner ~ One you set up to use for your every-day-in-and-out calendar. It has month view and weekly view pages included in the kit, and dividers and a few stickers and notes. There is also a cool stamp set and punch you can use to customize notes even further!

Tabs for Everything Bundle: 145354, $31.50

Stamp Set & Punch

*A Baby book or Family event book ~ Keep track of everyday events going on in your family and let the planner double for a memory keeper tool! (YOUNG mamma's this is great for you...let's be real, you love photo taking, but where are you going to PUT all of those adorable pictures?) Pick your favorite and have a space to put them right away!

*Art Journaling ~ Are you intrigued by the "idea" of art journaling, but don't know where to begin? Well, I will show you how to use this book as an art journal.

•Wedding planner and first-year events

•Motivation, Devotional and Affirmation Jounal

I'm sure there are more ideas, and if you have them, bring the ideas to class and we'll hash them out so you leave LOVING your planner! We are going to have a crash course in Planner LOVE and Planner Addiction! If you want more, I will be doing a class once a quarter to work on your journals and introduce ideas.

 

PLEASE RSVP by November 18, 2017 & let me know if you have already purchased a planner or need me to purchase it for you. 

Oh, how I love thee....cute pen & pencil holder!! I just wrapped the ribbon around this dashboard/divider and tied around the pencil. It slips out easily and I can just tie it up when I'm finished! The pen holder is a simple strip of card stock. I wrapped tightly around the pens and slipped them out. Then added some glue on the end and rolled it up one more time. The pens are held by the tiny "lip" of the lid. It made me HAPPY!!! :)

Oh, how I love thee....cute pen & pencil holder!! I just wrapped the ribbon around this dashboard/divider and tied around the pencil. It slips out easily and I can just tie it up when I'm finished! The pen holder is a simple strip of card stock. I wrapped tightly around the pens and slipped them out. Then added some glue on the end and rolled it up one more time. The pens are held by the tiny "lip" of the lid. It made me HAPPY!!! :)

 

 

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The WonderBasement Events for November and December 2017 EVENTS

Tonya Dieterlen
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November STAMP CAMP, November 18 2017,                                          1:00pm-4:00pm         $15

~Come and get hands-on experience with amazing Stampin’Up! products! This camp will feature some awesome Holiday Stamps, papers and accessories. You can see how the suites play nicely together and enjoy taking home six projects that will have you feeling like a Pumpkin Spice Latte or a Skinny Peppermint Mocha! We will set the mood for the upcoming Holiday Season! You’ll be excited knowing you already have your plan made and a few gifty things up your sleeve!

RSVP by sending me a FB message or email, by WEDNESDAY, November 15th and you’ll get an extra treat!! (you must remind me to receive your treat ;)            

November OPEN~STUDIO, November 18, 2017                                       3:00pm-8:00pm         $15

            ~ Open Studio: Bring a project and enjoy using any of my non-consumable products; ie, punches, stamps, framelits, or thinlets. If you are working on a special project, let me know and I can consult before-hand to make your time productive! $15

******************If you come to Stamp Camp & Open Studio price is $25 for both.**************

PLANNER Addiction Class, November 29, 2017                                     7:00pm-10:00pm     

(See tomorrow's post for all the details!) RSVP by November 18.

 

Paper Pumpkin Latte CLUB,           December 7, 2017,                             7:00pm-10:00pm

This evening is reserved for those who are regular subscribing members or those who have prepaid a minimum 3 month subscription!

You are eligible ONLY if you have an active Paper Pumpkin subscription through me, Tonya Dieterlen.

HOW, you ask??

Just go here:

 https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2051908

Before this evening and you come for FREE!!!!

If you haven’t received your kit yet, but are active, you can come. Let me know and I’ll have some special Paper Pumpkin past projects to take home with you! Receive special gifts and tips on how to use your Paper Pumpkin kits to it’s fullest potential! BRING your kit & enjoy some company while making these adorable projects. It's a surprise every month! This month we will be putting together shaker cards from October and ....whatever goodness comes in the November kit!! Can't wait!!!

Christmas mini-Stamp Camp December 11, 2017               

7:00pm-9:00pm                     $10

            ~ We are going to make some great LAST minute gifts! It's ALL on with the Christmas Spirit at this mini-camp!! Stocking gift card holders, (yes, you can make more than one...let me know if you need more than 2), and a lovely ornament! YOU won't want to miss it! If you RSVP by Friday, December 8, I will have a special treat for you. You may message me on FaceBook , text or call me. You must remind me of your treat!

LOOK OUT For JANUARY! We will begin Sale-A-Bration and new AWESOME Occassions Mini-Catalog.

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"Smitten Mittens," said the Kitten.

Tonya Dieterlen

I love a good rhyme, don't you? Even if it's simple. And this one reminds me of "Three Little Kittens who Lost their Mittens".  I loved that book as a child, then as a mom. I love the idea of poetry and design going together flawlessly and in a way that, well, just works. And is memorable. And you love to see or hear or read over and over again. Well, all of this talk IS going somewhere! haha! The Smitten Mitten stamp set is just so sweet! And ALL the elements are fun to use to create lovely designs that are SO much fun to create. 

I think I'm also in love with the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper. Black and Green and White. WHO would have thought it could convey such warmth and sophistication with color??? It's absolutely gorgeous by itself, then you can add a little bit of sparkle with ribbon or embellishment...and tada! GORGEOUS PLUS  times a million. Really. That is not hyperbole. Well, maybe a little. However, you won't get tired creating 100's of cards for the season with this group of products. Take a look at what I came up with this afternoon. 

I stamped the saying on the left card on White Shimmer paper. It makes the ink look like it's had a Wink of Stella added. Great & quick greeting.

I stamped the saying on the left card on White Shimmer paper. It makes the ink look like it's had a Wink of Stella added. Great & quick greeting.

The various elements in the stamp set give a hint to hand stitched embroidery. 

The various elements in the stamp set give a hint to hand stitched embroidery. 

The snowflake on the black printed paper was made by using the snowflake embossing folder & then inking just the raised embossed area with White Craft ink. I see stars with this design!

The snowflake on the black printed paper was made by using the snowflake embossing folder & then inking just the raised embossed area with White Craft ink. I see stars with this design!

This card was created by starting with the black snowflake designer series paper. Then I stamped the stitched images in real red, old olive, and powder pink. Did you ever thinking of stamping MORE on the printed paper??? Try it, it is fun & looks cute, too.

This card was created by starting with the black snowflake designer series paper. Then I stamped the stitched images in real red, old olive, and powder pink. Did you ever thinking of stamping MORE on the printed paper??? Try it, it is fun & looks cute, too.

Oh, by the way, BLENDS, the long-awaited alcohol markers are available on November 1! That's TOMORROW people!!!! Look for some fun ideas, and more details on the blog tomorrow. 

love and sunshine and sparkly glitter, 

Tonya

Wink of Stella, Merry Patterns and Merry Little Christmas DSP

Tonya Dieterlen

I just love when you throw your scraps down on the table and genius strikes!! lol! Stampin' Up! colors and papers make it easy to create quickly. Literally, I just threw down this little church cut, from Hearts Come Home framelits. They are so adorable. I think it goes a little sophisticated when done in the black and white color scheme. I do LOVE the black & white tree paper. Yum! I love traditional Christmas colors, but I have to admit, it's refreshing to step outside of the proverbial box once in a while. And LOOK at the plaid mittens....you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see what I have in store for those "smitten" mittens! 

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Here is an example of how beautiful and simple the Wink of Stella pen is to use. The image "'tis the season" is stamped in black and then I painted the Wink of Stella inside the letters for maximum sparkle!

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Merry Patterns

This is the whole finished card. With the lighting, you can't see the sparkles on the houses, but I assure you it's there, and beautiful!! 

I'm planning on Christmas stamping on steriods this week, so stay tuned for some more fun ideas for YOUR Christmas greetings. 

Mini-Camp Tonight! It's time to put on the Christmas music...

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We are going to have a great time this evening! 3 projects ready to go. They happen to be all Christmas themed. The plaid card and the little basket was inspired by my friend & fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Cheri Stojkovich. Thanks, Cheri!

The Hearts Come Home card was using, possibly my most favorite tool EVER! The Wink of Stella! It's clear and sparkly and makes everything more magical! It is so easy to add a sparkle here and a sparkle there, you can also cover up a multitude of mistakes. Glitter and sparkle fix almost every problem!! <<<<That should be a graphic t-shirt! haha!

Check out the cool products we are playing with below:

October Paper Pumpkin KIT = FABULOUS!!!!

Tonya Dieterlen

Here is a great unboxing video of exactly what is in the October Paper Pumpkin Kit. If you been following me for a while, you'll know of all things: I'm honest. I tell you like I see it. If I think something is sub-par, I will let you know. If I think something is SUPER-duper, FANTABULOUS and stinkin' amazing and cute....AND YOU NEED TO RUN, not walk or dilly-dally, you will know that, too!! 

This kit, with all the hype SU! has had around it, TRUELY lives up to the expectations. It's ADORABLE, EASY and you are going to LOVE it!!! 

SO, my advice this morning....because tomorrow will probably be too late...(remember, I am HONEST) 

I'm going to be working on a variation of this kit if for some chance you don't need the cards and you'd prefer something different, like holiday table decor or home decor! Stay tuned to see what fun happens today. 

If for some reason, this kit sells out today, don't despair!!! Sign up for the November kit RIGHT NOW!!! I'm confident it will be JUST as fabulous!!! Seriously, DO. IT. NOW.  :)

Christmas, and a craft show and craft "flow"...

Tonya Dieterlen

These little ornaments came together pretty quick and I'm so GLAD to use up my supply of cork circles I purchased originally, for a wedding project. It's one of those things that has been stuck in the back of my crafting cabinet for a couple of years, and I always open the cabinet...and there they are staring at me. "What are you going to do with me?", they ask, like sassy little smartie-pants. I do what any good crafter does and ignore them, or look directly at them and threaten to give them a nice long toss into the trash!

I applied for a craft show this week. Over in Franklin, IN on November 11. I'll share more details out after I've heard back from the organizers. It's juried, which means they screen all the applicants. I hope to know more next week.

However, just sending in the paper work has motivated me to get all my "extra" raw materials out and play, create and MAKE something! I've been quite a raw material collector! *blush*

It's felt good to get everything out and challenge myself to create with what I already have at my fingertips. Ever since my snow globe discovery (here), I've been in what people in the "biz" call "flow"....hahahaha....that sounds so funny. But, there is some truth to creatives being "in the flow".

Some days it takes all I can do to spit out a simple card. Other days, I can produce new things, that leads to more new things, that leads to exciting new things. It's been a week of both.  Talk about creative whiplash! I wanted to share some of the things I'm doing. I hope you are inspired to pull out your stash and PLAY a little. I wish you a weekend of being in the "flow" ofyour current project. 

Here's some of the magic happening in the WonderBasement! Enjoy! Tonya

By the way, Stampin' Up! has a 2" hole punch that works marvelously for punching this paper out....I realized this shortly after tracing the cork circles!

By the way, Stampin' Up! has a 2" hole punch that works marvelously for punching this paper out....I realized this shortly after tracing the cork circles!

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I bleached green bottle brush trees....this should come with warning: It's addictive!!!!

I bleached green bottle brush trees....this should come with warning: It's addictive!!!!

Season to Sparkle

Tonya Dieterlen

Such a versatile stamp set! It includes Halloween, Christmas, Hang in there, and Valentine's Day! Love, love, love how it's designed. Check it out!

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Repotting my succulents: Almost as fun as playing with glitter!

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Wonder if I could glitter a succulent? Hummm....

Seriously, I love succulents. I wasn't much into plants while the kids were little. I just couldn't give them the attention they needed while tending the children. And with boys, everything is a target for throwing a ball of some-sort, ultimately ALWAYS landing on something breakable and dirty...and I just didn't want to deal with the mess. 

But now, I can't get enough! However, I'm kinda cheap. I live in the Midwest and we can't have succulents outside all year long, and they apparently don't get out to the local big-box stores very much. When they do, they are outrageously priced. So I have purchased 2 or 3 when I see special ones that I REALLY love. The rest I tend to pick up on clearance....the kind that no one else wants and that look just this side of the pearly gates! However, I have LOTS of patience. I am learning how to propagate and I've been successful in the first part, where you take off leaves and let them sit until little roots start growing. I'm still getting the hang of it. 

New little baby succulents

I have great hopes of having a whole slew of the lovelies  so I can make a living succulent wreath. I have my heart set on it. But I'm going to need A LOT. I maybe a couple of summers away, but I am determined! Do you know anything about succulents??? Do tell, any recommendations?

A snow globe and stamping??? Oh, yeah!

Tonya Dieterlen

I made a little discovery this past week and I'm so excited to share with you! I was playing with the SU! treat tubes, filling them with fun treats and gifts. I put some glitter inside and was trying to figure out a way to drop some cute little sequins and shapes inside...and I had a brain blast?! What if I could make a snow globe, of sorts with the treat tube? Could it be done? Would I possibly have everything I need to create this masterpiece of creativity???

Okay, ya'll know if you have this great crafty idea, for you to actually have ALL the elements to make said idea is clearly a sign from above that YES, you are suppose to make this amazing little item. Oh, the joy of looking at online instructions to see all you need to create a snow globe is a waterproof container,  water, glycerin or corn syrup and a way to seal the container. My brain was pumping and firing on ALL creative cylinders and...and...well, this!

Easy Peasy Directions: I filled the container up to about 1/4" away from the bottom of the cork stopper, then added 10 drops of glycerin, and SU!'s dazzling diamonds glitter. Look at that SPARKLE!!

Oh, then I thought what if I would add some ink to color the water??? 3 drops of Pool Party re-inker and BOOM! What a lovely shade of Caribbean blue!  I sealed the cork with a little hot glue around the cork and pressed it into the top.

It was SO much fun to make. I plan on making these at several gift classes AND wouldn't this be cute for a little girl's mermaid party?! They make super cute ornaments, too. 

I couldn't stop with just one! I made another with water tinted pink, then put some red seed beads and punched window sheets. I used the Seasonal Chums stamp set and sat the snowman on top of some White embossing paste and sprinkled it all with GLORIOUS dazzling diamonds glitter. 

What has been your latest, greatest crafting creation??? Tomorrow I'll share a little video of these beauties in action!!! love, Tonya

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Wonder what we DO at a Mini-Camp?? Here's a peek!

Tonya Dieterlen

We just finished up a Mini-Camp class on Wednesday and I wanted to give you a peek into what goes on at these fun events! We make 3-4 quick, simple projects. First of all we have a wonderful time! It's definitely a girls night out with coffee, and some chocolate. I've got all the project's paper cut and ready to stamp, so you do all the fun stuff. This night we made cute little treat bags with the Creep It Real stamp set. I can't wait to hand these out to some of my favorite friends!

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My favorite part was coloring the teeth with watercolor pencils and a blender pen....I imagined what teeth a dentist might see after a weekend of chomping on all kinds of candy! So they were a little dinghy and little gross. Because, well, Halloween! 

SU! Creep it Real Stamp set
Back of treat bag Creep it Real

And LOOK what I got to put in the treat bag!! Yes, gummy teeth!!! How hilarious is that?! This whole post makes my own teeth cringe just a little. I got them at our local TJMaxx. They have the best novelty items. So much fun! Here's the other treat we made with some Pumpkin Spice Latte mix from Starbucks....we keep it classy around here! HAHAHAHA! This little treat was shared with me by my friend Cheri of Cheris Cards.

The Halloween Card was a creation shared with me from Stampin' Up! corporate. They send us great ideas as demonstrators. If you ever get stuck with stampers block, (it's real, ya'll) you can whip out some of our corporate correspondence and just copy a card. They make it so easy to create! If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator, I'd love to share more of the fun with you!! You can check out the details on my website >>> Here! If you like to chat with me, don't hesitate to send me an email or fb message @thewonderbasement page on facebook. 

The final Thankful card was a creation out of my head! See, I told you if you get stuck, copy something and that usually gets your creative juices flowing! Anyway, we had a great time and everyone felt accomplished and we can't WAIT for the Holiday Mini-Camp coming up on October 25! 

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Here is a list of products we used at this Mini-Camp. You can click on any item to order though my Stampin' Up! website.

Last Day for World Card Making Day Specials! 10.10.2017!

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The FAST fuse is sold out! 10/5/2017

The FAST fuse is sold out! 10/5/2017

Don't miss out on these great stamp sets offered at a great price! I had to order the Brightly Lit Christmas, Colorful Seasons and the Birthday Delivery. The Coordinating DSP is included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free, special! Great time for Great products! Be looking for some fun projects with these adorable sets. Photos linked to sale site. Happy Stamping! Tonya

White Pumpkins visit the WonderBasement...

Holiday DecorationsTonya Dieterlen

Oh. My. Word. I LOVE these little white pumpkins! They are SO adorable. I've been eyeing them for a couple of years, and I could never find them in the craft stores the size I wanted. This year, I seem to be able to find them everywhere. I purchased a couple of large foam pumpkins. But then, I stopped at Menard's and found these wittle, white, wadorable, ...eh, em...I mean I found these adorable small white pumpkins. For 1.99! They had found a home...a forever home....well, hopefully, at least forever, until Thanksgiving. 

White mini-pumpkins go glam!

You see, I like decorating for the Holiday's. I really, really do...but when my boys were about mid-way through elementary school, I thought to myself, "I can't keep this schedule of re-decorating the house at every. single. Holiday". SO, I look for things that I love, that also can be squeezed out for more Holidays than just one. 

For example, if you notice, the same red that is used in Christmas ribbon is the EXACT same color red that is used for Valentine's Day! You just add some pink and purple with the red....violå!... Valentine's Day!

We like to celebrate Halloween, but I hate the thought of putting up Halloween decor, and in less than a month pulling it down and replacing with Thanksgiving decor. SO, these little white pumpkins, well, I think they'll make the transition flawlessly. And a white pumpkin wreath! Oh, my! {{{love}}} My creative juices are flowing! A white pumpkin gives an honorable nod to Halloween, passes seamlessly to Thanksgiving, and might even survive the season into Winter! Well, they are actually pumpkins, so I don't know how long they will actually last, but the thought of getting possibly 2-3 months out of a decoration AND it looks like I really am in the ((insert Holiday here)) spirit! I love win, win, win!!!! 

Washi your pumpkins with Glam

In order to give my little white pumpkins the proper festive air, I decided to turn to my washi tape. Not just any washi tape, but this gold, copper, silver and black delicious washi tape! Stampin'Up! washi tape! 

I cleaned my pumpkins well, and dried them off and let them air dry for a little bit. I wanted the surface to be completely dry, because sometime washi can roll off when the surface is damp. Then, I just started at the top and pressed the washi down the side of the pumpkin, following the ridges and groves of the fruit. I just kept going until I got the pattern and look I wanted...I'm sorry, I can't tell you what your "look" is...it just one of those things you'll know it when you see it! 

Mini-white pumpkins, for more than just one holiday!

My hubby even loved them so much, he had to go back to the store and he bought me FIVE more pumpkins to decorate! I love it when a plan comes together better than you planned. :) I hope this little project will bring you some much needed relief from feeling like every Holiday you have to decorate/undecorate/decorate again. It really is exhausting and some of that stuff is not necessary to have a happy, festive holiday! love, Tonya

A simple Saturday message: Time to be Inspired

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I have been excited working on my business over the past several months. I've put in a ton of hours learning "all the things"...social media, blogging, programing/coding (albeit, minimal amounts), and learning how to implement strategy. I find it is SO much fun.

However, my creative mind, sometimes just needs some white space. A place I can go to just let all the air out of the pressured balloon of my brain. SO I went to a couple of my favorite stores, TJ Maxx, and Michael's. It was a short trip, but long enough for me to take in some inspiration. LOOK at these Christmas greens! Gorgeous!!! 

I also got to take a trip to a local craft fair where a friend had an adorable booth, full of painted window & doors. Again, inspiring. It was a bright sunny day, slightly breezy and the corn was ready for harvest. Vivid blues and warm yellows & greens. Oh, so yummy! Pumpkins and Orchards. Anyway, my message today is: TAKE THE TIME TO BE INSPIRED. Happy Weekend, ya'll!  love Tonya

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Are you a Pioneer???? Yes? Check out below!

Tonya Dieterlen

What do I mean, you ask??? Well, are you one who LOVEs to be the first one on the block with the latest techno-gadget, or appliance--think keruig or the soda machine or that cool new ice maker that gives you chewy ice!! Honestly, that is me to a "t"! I just love being the "pioneer" in so many ways. I love to begin new projects, I love to organize new groups, I love to start new studies and classes. I get a rush with organizing all the fun new-ness AND learning all the things that go along with it! I think it boils down to how much I love to learn.

With that in mind, check out the offer below. If you want to get your hands on these before the general public and you are willing to test them out and give feedback on what you love about them, THIS OFFER IS FOR YOU! 

If you have questions about becoming a demonstrator, you can check out my blog post below. If you still have more questions, shoot me an email or fb message and I'll be glad to talk shop. This business has so much to offer!! Not only if you are looking to build a profitable business, but if you are a new or experienced crafter and you want to learn how to use the best products in the craft/art industry, or if you just want to gather with other creative-like-minded individuals. I'd love to have you join! Fun! Fun! Fun!!!

How do I color my stamped images??? OH, let me count the ways!

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Hey ya'll, how ya doing? It's been a rainy Thursday today, and I've been in a little bit of a funk. I had a meeting planned with some friends/coworkers to work on stamp creations :) That always makes my day better! I expressed my hum-ho mood and like any good friend,  they told me to just start coloring.

What a great idea!!  You know what I mean? Some days you just need to let your brain, body, spirit rest and get back to a good place. I have loved to color since I can remember. and I LOVE color in general. You hang around here long and you'll get the "I LOVE COLORS" vibe! It's so relaxing to me. I realize that it might not be everyones favorite activity, and so I decided to make my coloring productive by sharing some tips on using each of the different products, and how to get the best results with each! These pens and pencils are some of my favorite! 

Over the next few days, I'll post quick tip videos for each method. I took virtually the same image (DSP Just Cdd Color Specialty Paper) and use three different coloring mediums. Blenders, alcohol markers (these are ONLY available if you sign up to become a demonstrator and order before October 10th). Watercolor pencils and a Blender Pen, which was added to the SU! product line in Spring last year. AND finally,  the Stampin' Write Stampin' markers, which are watercolor markers. Each have their own benefits, and techniques. Like I said, I love all three, but for different reasons and effects. Here are the pictures:

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Can you guess which one was colored with which product?? Let me know what you think and I'll show you more tomorrow!! Happy Stamping!

Pick A Pattern DSP & some other Cool Paper!

Tonya Dieterlen
Take a look at the Designer Series Paper that is on sale this month! There are SO many favorites! One of my favorites is the Pick A Pattern DSP. It's SO adorable and such happy colors! I made a cute little framed art piece that uses this paper and the stamp set that goes with it is on sale as well! Just Add Text, 143934 wood block, 143934, suggested clear blocks: c & d.

Take a look at the Designer Series Paper that is on sale this month! There are SO many favorites! One of my favorites is the Pick A Pattern DSP. It's SO adorable and such happy colors! I made a cute little framed art piece that uses this paper and the stamp set that goes with it is on sale as well! Just Add Text, 143934 wood block, 143934, suggested clear blocks: c & d.

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October Coffee Cafe, Holiday Olé!

Tonya Dieterlen
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If you are like me, you enjoy a good cuppa joe, and by joe I mean strong, delicious, aromatic coffee or espresso! Yummo!!!! Now I have those friends who can't stand the stuff, so if that's you, just replace coffee with your favorite beverage. I won't look, or cry. ;) I want to share with you today, a great stamp set that happens to be ON SALE right now through October 10th. It's the Coffee Café set. It also comes in a bundle and has a coordinating Holiday set in the Holiday Catalog. I LOVE it SO much! Take a look at the cute paper too! It's included in the buy 3 get one free special this month (1-31st)! 

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