Sunday, July 2, 2017

July SPECIAL offers!


It's now July and BOY oh BOY did Stampin' Up! decide to bring out some awesome deals for everybody!!  Please read through the entire post so you don't miss a thing!  Otherwise you can read all about our promotions on my website too, just CLICK here

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

  • There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.
  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days Coupon Codes.

Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! You, as a new recruit will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, SU! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN)! With so many basic items provided for you, you'll be all set to get started, whether you want to be a personal shopper or a business builder or anything in between — and you then get to spend your $125 of Starter Kit dollars on any thing in the catalog, like stamp sets, inks, paper and more!
So to recap, the Starter Kit includes your personal choice of
ANY $125 in merchandise for only $99 plus your local sales tax -
enjoy FREE SHIPPING on your starter kit too! 
PLUS the additional $72 Bonus Perks mentioned above, when you join as a SU! demonstrator in July!  I'd love to welcome you to my INKin' All Night! team!  That's almost a $200 value in product alone for $99!!

Are you ready to JOIN ME?
You can shop in my Online Store anytime!
Have a Great Day and a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Birthday Memories Product Suite


So here's a recap of my creations using the Birthday Memories Product Suite which includes the stamp set and coordinating framelits, designer series paper, ribbons and crepe paper balloon shape embellishments!!  If you haven't fallen in love yet, there's more samples on Pinterest!  My fellow Events Council Members also presented their version of the same topic at the other locations where events were held!  For a stamp set that I was afraid to touch and what I had originally thought was crazy busy dsp ... I absolutely LOVE this bundle and what you can do with it!  Imagine what you can do with and how it will change when you mix it up with different dsp!

Thanks for strolling along with me!  Here's a recap.  If you are just starting here, you can review the past couple weeks of posts for larger images of individual projects!

Birthday Memories Product Suite
Stamp Set, Framelits, DSP, Coordinating Cardstock, Ribbon & Embellishments

These were the CLASS PROJECTS from my business strategy presentation

Almost another dozed original samples featuring the product suite
I like to create clusters that can be broken down into mini classes too - do you do that?

My DISPLAY BOARD at San Diego, On Stage, April 2017
The text pages on Pumpkin Pie cardstock are the business breakdown and instructions
Thank You again and I hope you have enjoyed my displays!  Sometimes it is so hard to create original artwork, as in this case before the catalog launched and before Pinterest had been populated with others' creations.  But for me it always feels good to look up at the end and see what I came up with!  Don't get me wrong, I see, pin, and like just as much as you do and often will recreate and CASE what I see too - nothing wrong with that at all!

Off to create with something new today!!  I have another swap card to create for the incentive trip.  So off to decide what new toys to put to work!!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thank You, you're the best!


Happy HUMP Day!!  Hope you are having a great week!  Today I had to put Miss Rachel on a plane to Florida as she's attending her sorority's Grand Convention as a representative board member for her Univ of Az chapter.  She's pretty excited so I'm happy for her to have the experience.  It means for me that the house will be completely quiet for a few days with everyone gone.  I guess it's perfect time for me to focus on getting myself ready for our trip to Thailand!  Thanks to my amazing customers, awesome team members and a lot of hard work, I earned the SU incentive trip last year and it's almost time to get to enjoy it!

Maybe I'll get some stamping done in these next few days as well as some more organizing.  I'm finally able to start using my arms to lift again, as long as I can do it and feel no pain during or after.  Try being restricted to less than 5-10 lbs and waist high for 9-10 months --- quite the change and makes for some wimpy arm muscles!

Well, let's move along to today's sample!  A secondary option for a cute, quick Thank You card!

This card features the same Notecards & Envelopes, a strip of DSP, a touch of the 1/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon (Old Olive here), and stamped images on the envelope that were colored in with the watercolor pencils.  The greetings are from the All Things Thanks stamp set, a truly wonderful set I might add - yes, you need it!  And the top left is from the Mini Treat Bags thinlits, the banner tag and the bow, and those are popped up with dimensionals.

I hope you have enjoyed the samples I've shared!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thanks For Everything


I just had a great few days over the weekend with my older brother who was in town for a business conference and then he extended his stay with us for a few extra days.  He is the first of my immediate family I have been able to see since being diagnosed with cancer, it was just great to get a hug from your big brother!  I can't wait to see my folks and younger brother when we travel back to Michigan for my oldest nephews wedding, but that's not until January!  And Dave's folks are coming for a trip in September so it'll be super nice to have them here as well!  We traveled right after my diagnosis to Omaha and visited Dave's sister Cyndi, so she was the first to give me hugs!  As I sit here after dropping Steve off at the airport it kind of just hits ya, family is family - just something about it.  I love and feel loved so much by so many friends for which I am truly blessed, and yes we do say and mean it that some friends are like family ... but there's a little something extra about family being family.  I'm sad he's gone and find my eyes teared up giving him a hug goodbye, but cancer has taught me to set aside the tears of sadness and turn them into tears of joy for the opportunity to have had the time with him!  So putting on a smile and drying my eyes!!

Anyhow, I know you're here for the pretty stamped stuff but I just wanted to share a little bit of life too!

I think these next couple of posts will probably close out the samples that I created for my On Stage presentation in San Diego in April.  So ... we have had a party banner, invitations, and treats so far - what else?  Why of course we need the all important THANK YOU's!!

Here's one version!

This card is one of our Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes.  I used a strip of DSP on both the top edge of notecard and the envelope to tie them into the same party theme!  The notecard has a few images stamped and I used the watercolor pencils to color them in.  Probably added some Wink of Stella as well!  The Thanks is from All Things Thanks stamp set, stamped in Pacific Point ink to coordinate with the 1/4" Stitched Edge ribbon as well  Cut out those circle layers with out Circle Layering Framelits.  Tah-dah!!

Stop by tomorrow for a second Thank You option!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Happiest of Days

I wanted to go ahead and share another one of my swap cards featuring NEW products!  I loved this stamp set, HAPPIEST OF DAYS from the minute I saw it in the catalog!!  Just put it on your wish list now!  Ya can thank me later!!  

I don't know if you can see the Wink of Stella very well but it adds so much in person!  The DSP is from the new Coffee Cafe product suite, love the combo of Soft Sky and the mixed Browns, Espresso and Soft Suede!  Lots of Labels framelits to the rescue!  Super simple, easy cuts and everyone can recreate this card!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

More Party Treats!


You must have a sweet tooth!  Coming back for more treats!  Well this is something everyone loves, chocolate and using up scraps of dsp!  It's a win-win!!

This cute little easy to do treat uses the 2x8" Cello Bags that we sell and a small piece of cardstock - basically cut to just wider that the candy you choose and just longer than however many you want to include in the bag.  That basically makes a little tray that your candies are sitting in, with ~1/4" sides on the L and R, and about a 1" wide base for my wrapped Hershey Nuggets candies.  You need roughly a 1"x3" strip of dsp to wrap around the candy.  You can seriously use a simple glue dot or two to adhere the dsp strip.  Insert your tray into the cello bag and slide in your candies!
I tied it off with a couple short strips of the 1/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon in Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.
The decoration is the smallest of the Lots of Labels framelits and a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer balloon framelit cut out too, attached with bakers twine!

It's so EASY to tie all of these items together!  Most everything uses the dsp with a little bit of coordinating cardstock, white or whatever color you choose!

This was by far a big hit!  Seems like everyone that sees this project, at the On Stage or at my house since, has loved it because it's so easy to make and everyone can do this on their own with very basic supplies!

Hope you're having a great weekend!  Did you see that???  I blogged over the weekend in order to make up for the few days that I missed earlier in the week!

Check back to see what comes next in our PARTY line up!
Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave me a comment so I know who's been visiting!


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Treats, For You!


Welcome back to see what's next up at the PARTY!  Every party needs some treats to take home, so here's a couple of ideas in these next two posts!

This is one of our 2"x2" square clear plastic boxes!  It seriously couldn't be any easier!  Cut a strip of dsp to just a tiny bit less that 2"x8".  You insert it into the box and start folding it as you reach each corner and it basically stays on its own!  I did not overlap any corners or use any adhesive!  The little For You comes from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits as well - just cut that out and pop it on!
Okay so I did go a little overboard by adding the White Bakers Twine pom pom.  But it was fun to wrap the twine and then cut to create a cute little fuzzball!!!  Maybe not so cute if I was making 20 of them!!
But as you can see I did wrap the box with the Old Olive 1/4" Stitched Edge ribbon and tied it off with a bow - surely that would suffice without the pom pom!

Check back for another cute and simple treat idea tomorrow!