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Fran Gottsch
Stampin' Up Demonstrator
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My most recent blog is gone and I'm back with Typepad at Having the blog cancel without my knowing it was about to end was a sad thing. That would have been an ideal time to stop blogging. But I enjoy blogging and LOVE hearing from my readers.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Stampin' With Fran
As part of Stampin' Ups' Making a Difference Program, they are going to donate $2.00 from the sale of each Strength and Hope Stamp Set and Digital Kit to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Have you noticed this pretty stamp set on the last page of the new Summer Mini... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
National Scrapbooking Month Promotion! Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2011 For all you scrapbookers out there, heads up! Stampin' Up is offering discounts of 30% on stamps from the Idea Book & Catalog in addition to 3 bundles of digital products. Promotion Details: My Information: Fran Gottsch Stampin' Up! Demonstrator [email protected] Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
It's good to be back on my blog after an extended absence. We live in the country and my satellite modem died. It took a long time to get it replaced. I had no idea I was so attached to the internet until we had none. Suddenly, the days had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
Beginning today, April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you will be able to purchase special "grab bags" in my Stampin' Up! Online Store. Not only that, there are New Clearance Rack Additions!!!! These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
I got my inspiration for the April Card Kit from two talented stamping artists, Vickie Burdick and LeAnne Pugliese. LeAnne posted a card on her blog this week with a bird nest made out of Hemp Twine. The bird nest held three pretty colored pearl "eggs". I had to try... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
We had a technique class Sunday afternoon and made 4 nice cards that I will be sharing with you this week. The first one is using a wonderful stamp set from the Occasions mini called Nature Walk. I paired the Designer Series Paper that goes with this stamp set and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
Stamping artist extraordinaire, Mary Fish, designed this card and I cased it totally. I love everything about this card! It is certainly not your routine, "ho hum", type card. I especially like the cross stitching and the use of the glimmer champagne brads. And the inside of the card. To... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
I have two cards to show you today. They are both designed by Krystal Deleeuw. I thought they were excellent examples of a new technique called "inlaid embossing". The first card I mounted the designer series paper strips onto a piece of vanilla cardstock before mounting them onto the rose... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
The card for this months kit is very "girlie"and looks like Spring. It was designed by Diane Stader. This is my interpretation of her card. The monthly card kit is given FREE to anyone who purchases $50 in Stampin' Up product either through me or my online store found in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
I'll be having an All Occasion Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday, Feb 26th at Green Valley Community Center. It will start at 10:30 am. Lunch will be a salad potluck. Bring a potluck salad and your own drink. We will be making 12 cards this time. (I couldn't narrow it down to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
For the past week, I've been busy deciding what cards I want to have in our next class which is an all occasion "stamp a stack". I've made several, and discarded a few. I just realized the class isn't next weekend at all. It's in two weeks! Saturday, Feb. 26th.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
Do you have your Valentines made yet? Valentines Day is Monday.....sooooo, they need to be in the mail asap. I have some cute ones to show you. They are going to be my Valentines this year. They were designed by Kelly Powell and found on Dawn Olchefke's blog. They have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
Instead of a Card Kit this month, I have decided to offer you a detailed tutorial for the four cards and portfolio pictured below. The beautiful spring blossoms on the Springtime Vintage Designer Papers are an amazing backdrop for these four lovely cards. Add the color blocking technique and you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
Do you know why Sale a bration is so special? Because, with Sale a bration comes FREE stamp sets, papers, ribbons, even a My Digital Studio CD full of downloads. It is a great time to host a workshop, because your friends will want to purchase stampin' supplies in order... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
We are having a class this Sunday and will focus on Valentines. I have pictures of two of the Valentines we'll be making. The first one was designed by LeAnne Pugfiese of I used the same design, just different papers. The second Valentine is designed by Kimberly Lampone of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
I've been doing some blog surfing and found a great tutorial on Sharon Field's blog on how to make these ribbon rosettes. I had to give it a try. Yes, they do use a lot of ribbon. I used about 3 1/2 feet of ribbon on my 2 1/2 "... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
We're having a class this Sunday, where we will create albums using the Christmas "I Wish", Simply Scrappin kit. I made this one as an example. I'm sure my stampers will come up with some wonderful ideas for pages that I never thought of. My album is 8 1/2" X... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at Stampin' With Fran
Did you have a nice Christmas holiday? I hope so. We all try so hard to make Christmas special for our friends and families. I know you folks on the East Coast have been hammered with heavy snows. I hope this finds you warm and safe. We have had a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Stampin' With Fran
Thank you LeAnne. I will publish the the blog with your card today, Your grand daughter is adorable. I enjoy seeing her pictures and how quickly shes growing. Hugs, Fran
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2010 on A Little Change Of Pace at Stampin' With Fran
It's only 4 days before Christmas,and I am overdosed on Christmas cards. Oh, I still love them, but I don't even want to think about making anymore for a while. Besides that, I have new stamps! Yes, I have the Valentine Defined set from the new Occasions mini. Getting to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at Stampin' With Fran
Are you ready to start thinking about Valentine's Day? You better just for a minute, so you don't miss this great promotion. Valentine's Day is the second highest card-giving holiday next to Christmas and Stampin' Up! has a new promotion for us Starting tomorrow, from December 17, 2010, through January... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at Stampin' With Fran
This is really a "WOW " card even though it doesn't show that way in the photo. It's gor-gous! The card was designed by Vicki Brodic and just tweeked a bit by me. I am offering it as the December Card Kit of the Month. What is the card kit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Stampin' With Fran
I hope you all had a enjoyable, and blessed Thanksgiving. We certainly did. It is finally sinking in that it's only 3 weeks until Christmas! I still need to get my Christmas cards made. Yes, I'm like the plumber who hasn't yet fixed his own plumbing....I haven't made my own... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Stampin' With Fran