Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Weekly Deals ~ June 30-July 6

Here are this week's deals, and make sure to read to the bottom for a special deal! :)


Build A Banner Kit Item # 138379
Regular Price: $23.00 US/$28.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.25 US/$21.38 CAN

Silver Sequin Trim Item # 138399
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Brights Sequin Assortment Item # 138389
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.50 US/$4.38 CAN

Smoky Slate Thick Baker's Twine Item # 138415
Regular Price: $3.50 US/$4.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.63 US/$3.38 CAN

Fun Flower Punch Item # 133785
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN

Classy Designer Buttons Item # 138393
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.20 US/$5.25 CAN

Calypso Coral 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134569
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.90 US/$6.13 CAN

Fuse Fast Adhesive Item # 129026
Regular Price: $10.00 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.50 US/$9.38 CAN

2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 133654
Regular Price: $15.00 US/$19.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.50 US/$13.30 CAN

2" Circle Punch Item # 133782
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN

Anyone who places an order of $25+ now through July 6, using hostess code SPSG7HRS, will receive a $5 gift certificate from me, good on your next purchase. Shop now!

I'll be back tomorrow with my next to go class - it's a good one!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Birthday Wishes

Just a quick post today to share one of the cards that you received if you ordered my Build a Birthday Class To Go. I really love the Cherry on Top Paper Stack and coordinating Washi Tape, and they pair perfectly with the Build a Birthday stamp set!

Don't forget - only a few more days to take advantage of the free stamps promotion. You get SO much for your money with this deal, you won't want to miss out!!!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Catalog Launch Party Recap

I've been meaning to share these photos with you for over a week, but it just hasn't gotten done. This third baby that's coming in December is throwing me for a loop! My brain is forgetting things left and right, my body is protesting, and there are just so many things to get done before that little one arrives. Stamping has kind of taken a back burner, but I guess when you run your own business, you can take breaks when you want to. :-)

Anyways, my New Catalog Launch Party took place a few weekends ago, and I just wanted to share the setup of all the fun things we did. It was a really fun afternoon for me, from social time with other adults to a new member signing up on my team. (Welcome, Stephanie!) If you weren't able to join me this time, I hope you'll be able to come to one of my events in the future. We always have a great time!

I had a table set up with my current class offerings - the Build a Birthday Class To Go (no longer available) and the upcoming Cottage Greetings Class on August 1. I'll have a more detailed posting on that class on July 1, because I'll also be offering it to go!

This was the table setup. Everyone who attended had a make and take packet for the birthday card we made (which I didn't get a picture of!). We used Build a Birthday, and if you want to know what the card looked like, I copied it from the catalog! It also featured Cherry on Top Washi Tape, which I love. The packets also included a personalized bookmark featuring the new In Colors, a flyer about purchasing the starter kit (don't miss out on the free stamps deal!), plus everyone received a copy of the catalog and a wish list. Lots of fun stuff!

This table had a bunch of retired items. I decided to do a BOGO sale like I've seen other demonstrators do as well. For every dollar you spend on new product, you get to pick the same amount of retired product. A good way for me to clean off my shelves and everyone else to get a good deal!

Finally, I had a Paper Pumpkin display. I had May's kit set up, and it made everyone who doesn't already subscribe ooh and ah. Are all the kits as great as this one? Well, I think so! I love getting that box in my mailbox every month and having a project to put together that I don't have to work too hard for. No cutting things out, no coming up with ideas, just crafting for fun. June's kit was awesome too, and I'll hopefully have that ready to show you by next week, at the latest.

Again, I apologize for the sporadic posting. I'd like to promise that it will get better, but it probably won't. If you haven't already liked my Facebook page, make sure to do that. I always post when there's something new here, plus it's a much quicker avenue for me to share the latest and greatest from Stampin' Up! Thank you for your patience!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Weekly Deals ~ June 23-29

Here are this week's deals:


Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies Item # 137547
Regular Price: $40.00 US/$49.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $30.00 US/$36.75 CAN

Gold 1/8" Ribbon Item # 134583
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Pink Pirouette 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134574
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Silver Glimmer Paper Item # 135314
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN

Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 135817
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133739
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Weekly Deals ~ June 16-22

Check out this week's deals, and don't forget about the deal you can get with the starter kit this month - two FREE stamp sets!!!


Sweetheart Punch Item # 133786
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN

Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134550
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Marina Mist 1/4" Cotton Ribbon Item # 134561
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN

1" Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN

Whisper White 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134573
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Circle Card Thinlits Dies Item # 133480
Regular Price: $33.00 US/$41.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.75 US/$30.75 CAN

Gold Stampin' Glitter Item # 133457
Regular Price: $4.00 US/$5.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Best is Yet to Come

Have you checked out the new hostess sets in this year's catalog yet? If you haven't, it's worth taking a look! During the preorder, demonstrators had the opportunity to purchase up to 2 of the hostess sets at their full value. I had the budget for one, and I was torn between A Whole Lot of Lovely and Best Thoughts, but in the end I decided to go with Best Thoughts.

The reason I chose this set is because of one of the greetings - the best is yet to come. I thought this was the perfect sentiment for the last page of my wedding scrapbook. While my wedding day was one of the greatest days of my life, I think "the best is yet to come" is what everyone hopes for on their wedding day.

I wanted to use this stamp set to make a sample card for my New Catalog Launch Party this weekend, and as I was brainstorming ideas, I thought this sentiment would also be fitting for an anniversary card. This month my husband and I will celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. While we have had many memorable moments in those 4 years, I'd like to think that some of our "best" moments are yet to come.

The other inspiration for this card was a creative challenge that Stampin' Up! has posed to demonstrators this month. It is a punch challenge, requiring you to use at least 2 of the following punches: Sweetheart Punch, Pansy Punch, Fun Flower Punch, and Hearts Border Punch. The Sweetheart Punch and Hearts Border Punch fit right into my anniversary theme, so from there the card started to take shape!

Don't you like how it turned out? I don't have any "Happy Anniversary" stamps in my collection, but I think this card will be just right to give my husband later this month.

How can you get your hands on the hostess stamp sets? There are two ways: 1) host a party - either at your home or on Facebook to earn Stampin' Rewards OR 2) place an order of $150+ and use your Stampin' Rewards (hostess dollars) for a hostess set. Want more info? Just contact me and I'll be happy to help!

Stamps: Best Thoughts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Basic Gray
Accessories & Tools: Hearts Framelits Dies (retired - forgot that until now!), Big Shot, Sweetheart Punch, Hearts Border Punch


Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Weekly Deals ~ June 9-15

Here are this week's deals:


Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies Item # 135854
Regular Price: $33.00 US/$41.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.75 US/$30.75 CAN

Alphabet Rotary Stamp Item # 133769
Regular Price: $15.00 US/$18.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.25 US/$13.88 CAN

Pansy Punch Item # 130698
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN

Gold Glimmer Paper Item # 133719
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133738
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134549
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134548
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Tomorrow is the LAST day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get 2 months at 50% off. Don't miss out!

You have until June 15 to purchase my Build a Birthday Class to Go. Order yours today!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Stamps for Free?!? Yes, Please!!!

Now that the new catalog has been live for a few days, do you have a loooong wish list? I know I do! My first order barely made a dent in it. Stampin' Up! has a great deal going right now to help you out. Ready for the details?

When you purchase a starter kit now through June 30, you can pick TWO free stamp sets with your order! Here's what else you'll get, all for $99:
  • $125 worth of products (whatever you choose)
  • Business tools to help you if you'd like to start your own business (i.e. catalogs, customer order forms, etc.)
  • FREE shipping on your starter kit!!!
  • A free subscription to Stampin' Success, a bi-monthly demonstrator-only magazine that's full of ideas
  • Access to an online community of other demonstrators, who share lots of samples and ideas
  • 30% off your first order of $150+ during your first 45 days as a demonstrator and 20% off of every order after that
And don't forget those additional TWO stamp sets that you get to pick for FREE!!! There is no commitment to sell anything or to continue on as a demonstrator. This is a GREAT deal for anyone who is already planning to place an order around $100. With the starter kit, you are already getting $26 of free items, plus free shipping (which, for an order of this size, would be over $10). Add on the two free stamp sets, and how can you pass this deal up?

Of course if you are wanting to start your own business, I am here to help you do that, too. Join my team and you will also receive a welcome packet from me. If you have any questions about this deal, please contact me. I'd love to help you get a great deal and welcome you to my team! If you're ready to purchase your starter kit and get in on this awesome deal, click here.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

My Favorite Things & A Bit of News

You may have noticed that this blog has been a bit quieter in the past month or so. There has been good reason for that. In April we found out that we are expecting our third child, and while I have not gotten sick, I have not felt well. Some of that, I'm sure, has to do with the 3-year-old and almost 2-year-old that I'm chasing after every day. Add in exhaustion, dizziness, and nausea, and some days I just didn't get much done, let alone stamping or blogging. Thankfully, the end of the first trimester is approaching, and I am starting to feel better (at least for the time being). So, please bear with me. I am hoping to get back to regular blogging, especially with all of the fun new things in this catalog that I have to show you!

Do you have a list of favorite things from the new catalog yet? I'm going to share some of mine today. If only I had the money to get all of them right now...

Let's start with my top ten stamp sets:

1) All God's Grace

I love the James 1:17 verse, and I can't wait to use it on birth announcements in December!

2) Watercolor Wishes

The greetings in this one are gorgeous, and I am looking forward to ordering this card kit (the ONLY way you can get the stamp set!) when it is available next month.

3) Over the Rainbow

I love the watercolor images, and the greetings that go with them.

4) One Big Meaning

This one reminds me a lot of Lots of Thanks, which retired from last year's catalog. I probably don't need more thank you stamps, but these are so pretty!

5) Barnyard Babies

How cute are these?!?

6) Made with Love

I can't help but love all the baby stamps. This one is just adorable, and I like it even more than Something for Baby, which coordinates with the same framelits.

7) All Boxed Up

This one goes with the All Boxed Up Kit, which will be on my next order, but some of the greetings are great for cards too.

8) Layered Letters Alphabet

Love the font, and the larger size!

9) Endless Thanks

I love Endless Wishes and Endless Birthday Wishes, so I was excited to see a third stamp set with the same style.

10) Project Life Hello Baby

One more baby stamp set... this one will be perfect for all three of my kids' first year scrapbooks (none of which are even started yet, oops!).

And here are my top ten accessories and tools:

1) Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper

If you liked the embossed paper during Sale-a-bration, you are going to love this! Same idea, but some of the sheets are already colored.

2) Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack

I love that the paper stacks now come in 6 X 6, and this one has so many fun designs, great especially for birthdays!

3) Gift Bag Punch Board

I am so excited to try this out! I know it's not new in the crafting world, but for someone who sticks mainly to Stampin' Up! products, it is new to me!

4) Tin of Cards Project Kit

This is on my wish list, and I think it will make a fun class later this year.

5) Tear & Tape Adhesive

This replaces Sticky Strip, and I think it will work great for all the gift bags I plan to put together with my Gift Bag Punch Board!

6) Expressions Natural Elements

Love this wood look, and you get 15 pieces for $5.00!

7) Medium Star Punch

I am a sucker for stars. Love the new size!

8) Tags & Labels Framelits

These will be great for so many things, and will make really cute tags!

9) Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

So cool that it is a larger size, and it will make a great background!

10) Blushing Bride Sequin Trim

I love the extra sparkle of sequins, and the Blushing Bride looks so pretty! Great for little girl cards, I think.

What are your favorite things from the new catalog? I'd love to know! I'll be sharing even more new products in my online catalog launch party, going on from June 7-13. Or, attend the live version on June 13 if you are local to Firestone, CO.

I'm not sure I will have a Stamping 101 post for you tomorrow. Naptime around here didn't last very long today, and we are getting ready for a garage sale this weekend.

Don't forget about the classes/promotions being offered right now. I'll be back on Friday to share the promotion for joining Stampin' Up! during the month of June. It's a good one!

Build a Birthday Class To Go

Happy Stamping!