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Fall Hello

Last year, I was asked to present at our OnStage Local event held in Sheveport (it’s Stampin’ Up! Convention held in a regional city) using the Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I wasn’t too fond of the set.  Maybe it was the pressure of creating projects to present in front of 500 of the most talented people you can think of.

I felt like I needed a nice fall card to send out as needed over the next few weeks.  So I created a clean and simple card using the Colorful Seasons suite.  I cut a 1 x 4 1/4 piece of Early Espresso and layered a 1/4 inch piece of Cajun Craze underneath.  I used a circle from the layering circle framelits us the Country Lane DSP.  To finish out the card, I just stamped the veined leaf in Early Espresso on Early Espresso paper and die cut it and then cut the delicate leaf with Cajun Craze.  I tied a cute little bow with the braided linen trim to finish it off.  I have to just say the Braided Linen trim is to die for!  You’ve got to stock up!!!

 

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Update on my goal:  I’m now only $258.02 away from my sales goal and two team members away!  I’m telling you the excitement in reaching Silver Elite promotion is incredibly exciting and I an on pins and needles with the hopes of reaching it by September 30th!

 

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Never been so close!

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September is beginning to be an exciting month for me!  I’ve never been so close to reaching a goal before.  I am so close, I can hardly sit still.  There is still work to do and I can’t do it alone!  I need your help.

I am so, so, so close to  reaching my next promotion (to Silver Elite) in Stampin’ Up!  Being Silver Elite is an honor and considered a level of leadership and a position I have been working hard to reach.  September is such an important month for me to reach this goal – not just for the promotion – but the opportunities that come with obtaining the promotion at our annual convention November.

If I can reach my goal by September 30th – I’m able to attend special leadership classes and get to participate in Center Stage activities just for those who have obtained Silver Elite and higher at Walt Disney World – ALL for FREE!  I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this achievement than by celebrating at the happiest place on earth!

As of 7:30 pm PST on September 8, 2018 I am just $317.84 away from my sales goal and three team members from my team goal.  I told you I was so, close to reaching my goal!

So here is where I need your help in reaching my goal!

Place an order for some amazing Stampin’ Up! product.  The holiday catalog (which is so amazing – lots of fun stamps, kits, and brand new Stampin’ Blend markers) is now live.  Of course you can’t forget our annual catalog too.  Every order, no matter the size will help me reach my goal.

Join my team as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.    For $99 and tax you can get $125 with of product.  You’ll enjoy demonstrator perks like instant savings, purchasing early release items, a team of other folks who enjoy Stampin’ Up! products just like you.  No party minimums – just $300 a quarter to stay an active demonstrator.  There is NO COMMITMENT to stay active after purchasing your kit.

I can’t do this alone – I need your help to reach my goal.  To make things more fun, I’ll have prizes for the person who puts me over my need sales to reach my goal and for the third person to join my team.  Don’t forget I also have a pack for peralized dollies for anyone who place an order of $50 or more.

Thank you so much to everyone who placed orders today at stamp class to help me get closer to my goal!  You all are amazing.

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Fun n Crafty Holiday Catalog Hop

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Thanks for coming by from my wonderful friend Merit‘s blog.

It really is the most wonderful time of year – the 2018 holiday catalog is live!  I love all the fun new products, Stampin’ Blend markers, tins, ribbons, stamps and Designer Series Papers.  I am once again participating in our Fun n Crafty stampers blog hop and swap.  It’s always fun to see what my fellow crafters create.  What makes are swaps so much fun is that we all pick a different stamp set to use. Meet my fun, beachy little Santa!

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For So Santa I did a few things I don’t normally do!  But I just love this beachy little Santa so much.  I mean, I really do feel like I should be on the beach with him right now.  I used several of our new Stampin’ Blends to color in the image.  To get his beard a bit lighter I used the light basic gray and then used the color lifter over that to give it a lighter look.  The sand is where I really stepped up my game and tried something I have never done before.

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I used our stamping emboss paste!  To get the sand color – I did the first layer in Crumb Cake and the second layer in Saraha Sand.  I just added a few drops of reinker to the paste and mixed it up.  I took an old tooth brush and dabbed it into the paste then dabbed it on the paper.  Once the paste dried – I applied Wink of Stella over it to give it a bit of shimmer!

Now, it’s time to send you off to my talented friend Jennifer’s blog!

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Stacey – A Work of Carte
Christine – Artful Musings
Merit – MB Squared Designs
Nicole – Inky Fingers Stamping —-> You are Here
Jennifer – NW Stamper
Tobe – The Craft Sea
Pamela – Stinky Tofu

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Taking the next step

I shard on my Facebook page a few days ago that I have took the next step in my business and rented a booth in the cutest little Craft Vendor Boutique ever!  There are two sides to my business – paper crafting and rustic wooden flags.  It’s something that my family is passionate about and we all participate to make our business successful.

So Mamaw and Papaw’s Crafts can now be found at The Exhibitors Boutique III and Trellis Café in Puyallup.  We have two booths that focus on our rustic flags and of course I’ll be displaying my Stampin’ Up! paper crafts.  This was something that we took very seriously and spent a lot of time in prayer.

I encourage you to like both of my business Facebook pages –  Mamaw and Papaw’s Crafts and Inky Fingers Stamping – and share them with your family and friends.  Small business owners rely on our friends and family to share our business!  It’s your support that has allowed me to reach for the stars.

 

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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.

August Hostess Code

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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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…

Posted by Inky Fingers Stamping on Thursday, July 19, 2018