February Class in the Mail

I have been busy creating classes for these new products. My classes are in the Mail, so you can create in the convenience of your home.  With purchase of a class, you will receive a kit with cardstock, embellishments and a pdf with a supply list and instructions on how to complete the projects.  You will also get a private link to my videos.  It’s like having a private class with me.  You can start and stop them as you wish, so you can stamp at your own speed. 
Please note the deadlines for the classes. I will need time to order your supplies and cut your kits and mail them out to you. 
Below are two classes I am offering for January.  

Class in the Mail #1

I have designed a cute Valentine class in the mail using our new Heartfelt Bundle on page 9 of our new Mini catalog.  Purchase the Bundle #153775 and the Heart Doilies #151191 using my current Host code on line by January 10th and I will send you a kit and pdf instructions to make one card and several Valentine boxes and bags to wrap up your treats or gifts.
I will also send you a private link to my videos showing you how to make each project.  You can stamp along with me and start and stop as you want.  
You will need the Heartfelt Bundle to complete these projects.  Add the Heart Doilies and you will qualify for the FREE Class.
You can get your kit locally at my porch pick up, or I can put it in the mail.  You pay the shipping. I will invoice you by Pay Pal for the shipping.
You will also qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration products too.  What a great way to kick off the New Year!  Deadline for Class in the Mail is Friday, Jan. 10th
Classes will be held monthly in the mail.  If you would like to try out a Class at my studio, to consider being a member of our Club, e-mail me at Stampfunatics@gmail.com.  Class fee is $20- or FREE if you become a member of Club.

Class in the Mail #2

Painted Poppies Class in the Mail #2

Our Painted Poppies class in the mail will be a popular one.  I will give you the meaning behind the poppy further down in my post.
Purchase the Painted Poppies stamp set #151599 and the Peaceful Moments stamp set #151595 and the Peaceful Poppies Elements #151327 for this class. You will qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice too!   I will provide the die cuts used from the Poppy Moments Dies and will provide Pieces from the Peaceful Poppies Designer paper.  I will cut card bases and will include envelopes to make four card designs.  I know you will love this class!  You must use the current Host Code for this class, when placing your online order.  Deadline is January 17th.  
You will receive your kits to make the projects along with the pdf and a private link to my videos.  

Story of the Poppy

The American Legion Auxiliary has distributed poppies for nearly 100 years, and yet a lot of people don’t understand this flower’s significance.

The red poppy symbolizes the sacrifice of life made by many who fought for freedom – and the hope that none of them died in vain. That connection came after World War I, when the poppy flourished unexpectedly in Europe on battlegrounds and gravesites thought to have been barren. The churning of the soil, especially by the digging at the gravesites, seems to have been just what the dormant seeds beneath the ground needed to grow.

Rows and rows of these graves in the new cemeteries became awash in red color as these poppies burst into bloom, a spectacular site evoking heartfelt emotion. That is how the poppy became a representation of the ultimate sacrifice made by those fighting for freedom.

For decades, American Legion Auxiliary members have distributed red crepe paper poppies made by veterans. Veterans who make the poppies are paid a small stipend.

The ALA distributes the paper poppies to the public nationwide and accepts donations, raising $5-6 million dollars annually – with 100 percent of the money going directly to help veterans in need.

We’ve realized that, over the years, the history of the poppy is no longer taught in schools as it had been for generations. The ALA is trying to rekindle public awareness of the significance of this flower.

The American Legion Family (The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and The American Legion Riders) has asked Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day as “National Poppy Day.” Now, Congress is poised to act on a recently introduced resolution to do that.