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Fun n’ Crafty Swaps

A few days ago I told you about a Fun n’ Crafty Team Card Swap that I participated in.  Today I wanted to share two cards with you that I received.  What I love about these cards is that the inside is stamped!  That’s right – stamping on the inside of the card…who would have thought it?

First up is a card made by my friend Heather using the Painted Harvest set to make this cute little lion.  How stinkin’ cute is it!

The next card is made by my friend Christine at Artful Musing using the Tropical Escape Suite.  I really feel like I should be back in Hawaii with this card.

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August Cute Card Class

We had so much fun at our August Cute Card Class.  We laughed, we ate, we created, and we laughed some more!  This month we had a small group – several people were out of town or not feeling well.  I am hoping to hold the August Cute Card Class again for those who missed it.  As always, we made 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs).

The first card was made with the limited time Color Your Season Bundle.  I knew that I wanted to make cards with a purple theme – good thing everyone at class loves purple just as much as me.  To be honest, I really wasn’t in love with this set.  I’m not really a flower person and looking at all of the images that’s all that I saw.  I did however love the stitched layering shapes framelits.

The first card I made with it, I used white embossing power and used Water Color Pencil Assortment #2 using the Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape.  The second card I embossed the image with gold powder – and boy do I love the way it came out!

Our second card was made using the Love What You Do set and the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  My two favorite parts of this card is the Pearlized Dollies and the Blueberry Bushel ink.

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The final card was made was a fun card using the Southern Serenade stamp set.  We also used the new Gray Granite ink and card stock.  We did stamp off the lace background image two to three times depending upon the look they wanted.  We colored the flowers in with Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends (both dark and light) and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (dark and light).

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Don’t forget about all the August happenings!

743e2053-6aeb-4b88-b25b-5ddc50c52c25Do you need a little crafty escape that you can take with you on the go? How about a little boost to get our of your crafty slump?  Well, now is the time to try Paper Pumpkin!  Each month you will get everything you need (expect a pair of scissors) to create the cutest little projects you’ve ever seen – cards, baskets, treat boxes – every month is something fabulous.  But, don’t wait because the offer ends August 10th!

 

08.01.18_BONUS-DAYS_SHAREABLE-IMAGE_USSeriously FREE shopping is horrible, right? I mean you have to figure out what you want, then you have to order it, then you have to wait for it to arrive – all for FREE! Thank goodness for Bonus Days right? Finally a reason to shop for FREE. From now until August 31st for every $50 spent (before tax and shipping) you earn $5 to spend in September. Here’s a tip – print out your coupon codes as soon as you get them AND save the email in a folder. I have no way to look up the coupon codes that are sent.

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As if earning $5 for every %50 spent isn’t enough – with any $60 order placed using the special August VIP Host Code you will receive a FREE Simply Shammy! Let me tell you – this is the greatest tool to have in your craft area!  A little tip is that the shammy will stain – but not to worry the ink won’t give you Inky Fingers Stamping!  (haha….I’m so funny!)  No seriously, everyone needs at least one Simply Shammy in your crafty tools!

 

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Free shopping is the worst!

08.01.18_BONUS-DAYS_SHAREABLE-IMAGE_USSeriously FREE shopping is horrible, right?  I mean you have to figure out what you want, then you have to order it, then you have to wait for it to arrive – all for FREE!  Thank goodness for Bonus Days right?  Finally a reason to shop for FREE.  From now until August 31st for every $50 spent (before tax and shipping) you earn $5 to spend in September.  Here’s a tip – print out your coupon codes as soon as you get them AND save the email in a folder.  I have no way to look up the coupon codes that are sent.

 

The holiday catalog is getting ready to go live on September 5th!  But don’t worry, you don’t have to wait to get some brand new product from the catalog.  The new Watercolor Pencils are so yummy and the stitched shape dies – are oh my goodness!  You can order the bundle at 10% now – because it is while supplies last!  
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Do you need a little crafty escape that you can take with you on the go? How about a little boost to get our of your crafty slump?  Well, now is the time to try Paper Pumpkin!  Each month you will get everything you need (expect a pair of scissors) to create the cutest little projects you’ve ever seen – cards, baskets, treat boxes – every month is something fabulous.  But, don’t wait because the offer ends August 10th!

August Hostess CodeAs if earning $5 for every %50 spent isn’t enough – with any $60 order placed using the special August VIP Host Code you will receive a FREE Simply Shammy! Let me tell you – this is the greatest tool to have in your craft area!  A little tip is that the shammy will stain – but not to worry the ink won’t give you Inky Fingers Stamping!  (haha….I’m so funny!)  No seriously, everyone needs at least one Simply Shammy in your crafty tools!

 

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Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop

 

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It’s been far to long since I participated in a card swap and wait for it….wait for it….a blog hop.  What is a blog hop you ask?  Well, its when a group of people create a project based on a specific set or topic, create a blog post about it and share links of the blogs to the other group members who participated in the hop.

Nine Fun n’ Crafty members created using new products from the 2018 – 2019 annual catalog.  I’ll share those projects at a later date.  I chose to create a project using the En Route Suite.  This suite really spoke to me.  Last year my youngest daughter was the State President for her girls only club Job’s Daughters.  Her theme was “Explore” – with a travel emphasis.  So I knew this set would come in handy in completing her year book.  This is the card I created.

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I really love the new Blueberry Bushel its such a great blue!  Oh and that Mango Medley – what a fun color to use.  I’ll be honest, when I first saw it – I did not like it one bit.  But I’m really starting to fall in love.  I can’t forget the Grey Granite,  it’s a perfect shade of grey.  I used the layer squares to cut out two squares – its the same DSP page just flipped over.  I wrapped some linen thread around the mat before attaching it to the card base with Dimensionals.

I used this opportunity to create a gift box for a team member who recently promoted to the next leadership level.  Our mini pizza boxes are perfect for gift boxes.  Again, it was super easy to make just cut a piece a DSP just shy of 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ to cover the top and put a little piece inside.  The polkadot ribbon also makes the perfect belly band for our mini pizza boxes.

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You can hop on over to the next stop at Jennifer’s blog NW Stamper

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or go back to Christine’s blog Artful Musings

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Where’s my Goal Squad at?

I’ve got a BIG ordering incentive for everyone the rest of July! I’m really trying to hit my next Leadership goal by the end of July. So, I’m going to reward everyone who shops with me the rest of the month to help me reach my goal in July!

So here are the details:
All online Stampin’ Up product orders between July 24 and July 31 are eligible. Order anything from my online store.
All items are cumulative (qualifying totals are pre tax and shipping)!  Spend $125 and get all four freebies!

  • $50 earns you a pack of Jewels
  • $75 earns you the Jewels and a Simply Shammy
  • $100 earns you the Jewels, the Shammy and brand new Paper Snips!
  • $125 earned you the jewels, the shammy, the snips and one of the Hostess Sets (Hand Delivered, Spring Time Stroll, or Very Vintage)

You MUST use the Hostess Code E7SHAZEJ

Any order with out the hostess code will not be eligible (even if your order is over $150.)
I will order all the freebies on August 1st and get them in the mail to you the following week.

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Retired Sale!

Wow – that’s a lot of hoarding!

I spent the last two days photographing over 400 retired Stampin’ Up! items that I have been hoarding away.   I’ve created an album on my business Facebook page to shop from for my family, friends and customers.  There is also an album of miscellaneous stamps from other companies.   This album will go public (shared to other sale site) on Sunday, 7/22.  Take a look and see if there is anything that you might want to sang up for yourself!  Feel free to share with your family and friends too.

Family, friends and customers get early access to shop from my retired items! On 7/22 this album will go public!Items…

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Wow….that’s a lot of kits

In my cleaning out the craft loft getting things ready for my BIG retired sale, I’m finding lots of cards kits that have just been laying around in boxes.  I spent a good part of yesterday and today putting all these kits together.  I’ve not got probably 150 cards if not more ready to go!  SO, if you know someone who could use a little cheer – let me know – I’ve got a card to send them.  Some kits I have no idea what I had made with them.  So, I think I will be adding them to the retired sale!  That means there will be kits of card bases and layers – all for a super sweet deal 🙂

 

Life

Life, well it’s what happens.

I can’t believe I haven’t posted in seven months.  Literally , like seven months to the day.  It’s not that I haven’t wanted to or that I haven’t had projects to share.  Life seriously just has happened – and well family always comes first.

Jackie has finished her term as the youth presiding officer for Washington Job’s Daughters.  While she is closing a chapter of her life, Ken and I are starting a chapter of our lives to become the adult presiding officers for Washington Job’s Daughters.  It’s something we believe in.  We want to teach these girls to be girls.  What does that mean – well exactly that.  To be anything they want to be – president, a lawyer, a baseball player, a mom, a teacher, an artist, anything they want to be.

I’ve also started to work with a business coach to help me with my Stampin’ Up! business.  I am just so close to making this my full time job.  I’ve got a retired Stampin’ Up! sale coming up, classes scheduled for the next few months – and I’ve actually completed several sets of cards to use over the next few weeks to send out!  I love summer break.

I can’t promise that I will be sharing everyday – but I can promise you that I am going to step up my game.  Work on a schedule and be more present online.  I’ve begun the process of a site refresh, new branding, videos, online shopping for my hoards of retired Stampin’ Up!

Life is still happening – but what I’ve decided is that I’m not going to let life stop me from living my dream.  I’m going to keep my dreams – keep moving towards my dreams – and keep living life.

 

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Flying Home

With the start of a new year and trying to clean my craft space (more on that later), I’ve found that I hoard Designer Series Paper (DSP). I’ll say it again, I am a DSP hoarder. I look at all of the pretty papers with grand ideas and then decided they are just way to pretty to use! I am sure a lot of us are this way. So, I’ve decided that I am going to use more of my DSP in the cards that I make.

The card, I have to share with you today is a clean and simple card. The layout can be used over and over again which I love. I’m excited to use the same layout with different DSP and stamps. It’s the same Delightful Daisy DSP – just flipped to the back side and one card base is Daffodil Delight while the other is Calypso Coral.

I used the Flying Home set for one reason. It’s a great set to practice using my Stampin’ Blends alcohol based makers. I wasn’t intimidated with practicing the shading on this image.

Don’t forget Sale-A-Bration is upon us! With every $50 (pre tax and shipping) you can select an item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Stamping Blessings!
Nicole

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It’s Sale-A-Brate!

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! I am happy to move into January when things will be a little less crazy – well my kind of crazy. We had a wonderful month of festivities, but I am so ready for some quite normalcy – not really sure what the 2018 normalcy is going to be!

January also means we are starting Sale-A-Bration and Occasions season.  My favorite time of the Stampin’ Up! year! Sale-A-Bration is the three month period (Jan 3rd and March 31st) when you get free – yes, you read that right FREE products!!

If you don’t have either of the catalogs above, email me and I’d be happy to get them in the mail to you!

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In case you are unfamiliar with Sale-A-Bration, here are the main details, for every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

New addition to Sale-A-Bration 2018:  We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If they spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items OR, one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

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If your order goes over $150, there are some even more rewards called Stampin’ Rewards. At $250 you receive at additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards during Sale-A- Bration! See the chart above.

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The best deal in the catalog is ALWAYS the Starter Kit. You get $125 in product of your choice for only $99 and free shipping. During Sale-A-Bration however, you also get to pick two additional stamp sets form either the Occasions or Annual Catalog! That’s a potential added value of over $100!

Additional benefits of purchasing the Starter Kit:

  • 20% discount minimum
  • Potential to earn up to 40% of your sales
  • Early and exclusive access to new products
  • Opportunity to earn free product through various incentives
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, free product, incentive trips and more
  • Receive Stampin’ Success magazine bimonthly with exclusive project and business ideas
  • If you choose to purchase your kit through me, there are even more added benefits.
  • You will be a part of my Blessed Stampers Community and will be invited to join in all the fun we have together.
  • Get-togethers (regularly in Washington and occasionally in Texas) with make and takes, fun and contests. If you aren’t local, we do our meetings via Facebook Live!
  • Continual support from me. Stampin’ Up is my passion, so I am available to inspire you, encourage you and help you when ever and however you need! I actually do occasional one on one calls as needed with my long distance members.
  • Free Class Planners- my team get my Class Planners and Tutorial PDFs for free every single month!
  • Team recognition and incentives- PRIZES! Lot’s of them! I reward for promotions and sales and occasionally we have recruiting contests.
  • Team Facebook Page- this is where we’ve really gotten to know each other!

What’s in the Starter Kit?
Whatever you want – seriously – you pick what you want! For just $99, you choose $125 in products. Plus, there is NO shipping cost! If you want the added TWO stamp sets of your choice, purchase the Starter Kit during Sale-A-Bration (Jan 3rd- March 31st)

Email me if you have questions about any of this!

Purchase your Starter Kit and join the fun today!