Retreat Update!

Hello stampy friends!

As some of you know, I'm working happily yet feverishly on projects for retreat classes coning up soon in Wimberley, TX.   Sadly, Wimberley has been inundated with heavy rains and incredibly damaging storms this week.   Even worse, 50 people are listed as "missing or unaccounted for" today, May 25.  I know our prayers are needed.  {5/26/2015 *editing to add  that now the search is for 12 people.} 

As a result of severe damages to the area, many area residents are now in shelters for undetermined lengths of time, etc. While at our retreat, we will be assembling kits of toiletries to give to these residents. If you have a heart to do so, please bring along whatever toiletries, travel-size items, or other items you care to give/share with you. We'll make sure they get to the centers taking care of those who need help.  

Some area bridges are ruined, but as far as I know that actually affects drivers coming in from southern Texas areas, rather than those of us driving down from northern Texas areas.  Please be sure to check local details before driving down to the retreat in 2 weeks. 

 *Care to join us?  A few slots are still available for retreat sleepover visits and/or for daytime-only class days on Saturday & Sunday.  Friday is reserved for our SU demonstrator group ... ... but if you do happen to have $99 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies on your little secret Wish List .... you can actually get $125 worth of SU products PLUS free stamps from me whenever you join as a happy stamper.   Oh ... and even more stuff to come ...  from me as well as from Stampin' Up!   Seriously.  I'm always nearby via email: .  I'm glad to call as well.   

Happy 'n blessed new week to each of you!
Inky ((((huggss)))),

Latest Weekly Deals are Here! May 19 - May 25

Here they are, fabby stampy crafty friends!  The newest Weekly Deals! 

Just a reminder that these can be added to the same order that includes your retiring stamps and other products.  Combining the different offers in one order is 100% cool!  (And your 'other' need never know you shopped more than once today!)   


My favorites? 
  • The Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape .. because black & white works with SO many other combos!
  • Bright & Beautiful stamps - Remember those cards you loved last Christmas!  Those terrific stars are here - and marked down! 
The choice is yours!  Thank you so very much for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  I'm glad to help at any time, in any way I can! 

For weekly tips, samples, ideas, & more, you might enjoy my newsletter via email!  To subscribe, just click the colored text

Thanks -- with inky (((huggss))) everyone!


What IS that Pumpkin We're Picking?!

So just what is this Paper Pumpkin you've been reading about??

50% off First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).  Check out April's Paper Pumpkin kit video and see what it's all about!


Paper Pumpkin is perfect for those who have very few stamping supplies, yet want to sit down for creative fun without gathering & buying a bunch of unrelated supplies, then wondering what to do with them!  

**I'd love it if you'll use my name, Beverly Gerard, when you go to .  The code for 50% off the first two months is SAVE50 .  
Ready?   Set?   Create!

Inky (((hugs))),


Weekly Deals * May 12 - May 18

Yes!  Stampin' Up! is still offering its Weekly Deals even while the sale continues on retiring products!  A very cool feature is that all items can be placed on a single order, and the sale pricing automatically shows on your online order form.

Pssssssssssssst!  The Weekly Deals are just a piece of the Specials Pie!  Check here for a yummy Pumpkin Pickin'  offer!
The current Hostess Code isJ9FZYB4Y 
Thanks to each of you for including this code with your online orders!
Y'all are the best!

Pumpkin Picking Time!!

From today through June 10, 2015, you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin at 50% off!

Here's the pumpkin scoop:
If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up.  You'll get 50% off your first two months.
With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!
Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015
Go to:
Use the code: SAVE50
Please list Beverly Gerard as your demonstrator.  (Thank you bunches!!)
 Get 50% off the first 2 months!

What if it turns out that you you love the monthly pumpkins, and want to continue receiving them?  The price just shifts to $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) beginning with your third kit.   ... There is NO obligation to continue after your first 2 months.

The Fine Print:
* For new subscribers only.
* Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
* Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.  You have no obligation to continue!  Keep collecting pumpkins longer, or just stop if you don't adore them. 
* Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.
* New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

Ready, Set .... Pick Your Pumpkins with Bev Gerard!

Inky (((hugggsss))),

Pssssssssssssssst!  Stampin' Up! has even more wonderful goodies coming up ... a lot more!  If you haven't checked out my $99 >> $125++ page recently, you might be quite surprised.  I've got lots of stampy crafty goodness to offer for spicing up your stamping collection!

24-Hour Special Offer!

24-Hour Special on
Paper Pumpkin!

Hey m'friends!

Stampin' Up! held a livestream earlier tonight!  It was such a blast!  But don't be concerned, because if you missed it, just click here to watch a recording of this evening's announcement from the Stampin' Up! home offices.

Here’s what was shared:

1. MEGA deal alert! For 24 hours only, new subscribers can sign up for just $5 USD (shipping included) for their first month! Go to and enter promo code 24HOURS.   ***You'll need to hurry > > > this offer expires SATURDAY night at 6:50 PM (MT). Truly the very bestest time to join EVER!

For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. Offer ends May 9, 2015 at 6:50 PM (MT).  After the first month, the fun will continue for just $19.95 USD a month (shipping included).

2. The May kit! That’s right—we previewed this month’s kit. It is uh-MAY-zing! You do NOT want to miss this one... We share this one in the video.. Trust us.  Watch the video ...  it is great.

There you have it! Two GREAT reasons to sign up for Paper Pumpkin in the next 24 hours!  Call your family. Text your friends. Shout it from the rooftops. Share the promo code 24HOURS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so that no one feels left out. Click Here to get this great deal and enter the Promo code 24HOURS
Better get going. The countdown is on!

-Paper Pumpkin™

**Well my fabby stampy crafty friends ... I felt that I truly "had" to share this 24-hour special with you tonight, as I've just now received everything I needed to get it copied & ready for you!  As always, please email me at if you have any questions.  For those who choose to check out this "OMGoodness" offer, I would truly appreciate your using my name when Paper Pumpkin asks for your designated Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's name.

And now, back to my prepping for tomorrow morning's class here in the studio!  Here's a sneak peek of one of our 3 projects!  (Everything will be featuring 'retiring' SU products ... and I'm using some of my very faves!)

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New Weekly Deals Are Here! & Bye Bye Labels!

Good Morning!

Today I have the latest Weekly Deals that are currently online ... and ... there's more!

You'll find samples of another retiring stamp set, Label Love.  So if its one you've had in mind ... now is the time to grab one for yourself, before it becomes a mere SU memory on June 3.   ;)

Here are a couple of delightful cards created with the retiring stamp set, Label Love!  One of the things I sincerely adore about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the fact that we have constant inspiration available from Stampin' Up!'s own concept artists.  I always admire the cards designed for us by Jen C.  I think you'll enjoy these as well ...

As always, thank you for your visit!  I'm delighted to be your personal Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
Inky (((hugs))),