I’ve made it all the way to Christmas break! I must admit – I really need it. I’ve had this box sitting around for the last two weeks – and I have been dying to get in to it!
Part of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is being able to pre-order items from the any upcoming catalog. The 2018 Ocassions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs start on January 3rd. If you haven’t requested your copy – drop me a quick not and I’ll get you one right away!
I made a few little gift card holders for some folks at work wishing them Christmas blessings for the new year. These gift cards holders really are a quick and easy make. Just a few simple cuts of paper and a few score marks and you’ve got yourself a gift card holder.
Sale-A-Bration is the biggest time of year for Stampin’ Up! (it’s almost better than Christmas!). An amazing starter kit special is fast approaching and it’s going to be the biggest and best time to join our amazing company! The amazing deal begins on January 3rd.
I would love for you to join our Blessed Stampers family. Not only will you get all the amazing perks that Stampin’ Up! has to offer, but also what our team offers! (We have some pretty amazing team members all across the country if I do say so myself!)
I’d love to briefly share with you just a few of the benefits:
Our team is spread out across the United States – and made up of hobby stampers and paper crafters and more business minded stampers. We embrace everyone! There are many perks to being a part of Stampin’ Up!
Ongoing 20% discount off all of your orders (and the ability to increase that to 25%) – who doesn’t love a discount on our favorite craft supplies?
Earn additional income of up to another 18% of your sales
VIP access to new product releases and pre-order before everyone else – now you know how I get all the product first!
Earn free stamps with various promotions – I love when I don’t have to pay for them!
Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips and more – you know that big box I got from the pre-order? Well, I didn’t pay a single cent for it! It was all free from product rewards!
Receive Stampin’ Success magazine on a quarterly basis – some of the amazing cards we make at class – well they come from Stampin’ Success!
Plus, as part of our community of Blessed Stampers – you get even more extra perks! I am passionate about this group and helping you achieve your goals from learning new stamping techniques or building a stamping empire! Part of Stampin’ Up! is that you are able to do stamping how you want! Here are just a few benefits of being a Blessed Stamper:
We will begin to have team gatherings (in Washington) with stamping and sharing PLUS a Facebook live option for our long distance friends – everyone will get to join the party!
Free business training – it’s not just for the business minded stampers it’s for the hobby stamper too.
Team Facebook group – lots of sharing going on there!
Team recognition and incentives throughout the year – you just never know when a little goodie will show up in your mail box!
One on one training and career development for business minded stampers – I’ve been blessed to receive some amazing training and I want to share it with you!
About the Starter Kit
This kit isn’t the traditional starter kit you think of. Sure, you will find business supplies like catalogs, order forms, and training materials. But the best part about a Stampin’ Up! Starter kit is that you get to customize it!
For $99 (plus your local sales tax) you just pick out $125 of any product YOU WANT. That’s right you choose (just don’t go over that $125), oh – did I mention there is NO shipping either? And, here’s the best part – if you want to purchase your starter kit during Sale-A-Bration from January 3rd to March 30th (without ANY obligation to ever purchase as a Demonstrator in the future!) you can pick outANY TWO STAMP SETS FOR FREE! Yes, you read that right – an additional two stamp sets of any value free!
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask me! We’re here to have fun, create, and inspire each other!
So, I posted the other day that I was in the baby making card mode. No more babies for me – but – people around me – I can deal with that.
I used the Stampin’ Blends alcohol based markers on the last set of cards. This time I used the Water Color Pencils. It took a bit more practice on the scrap piece of paper with the skin tone. As we had to use a “pink” water color pencil. But, I really like the baby soft skin look 🙂
There have been a few people getting married in our lives – so naturally babies come to my mind. I sat down once again to play with the new Stampin’ Blends our alcohol based markers. I created a few cards – boy – girl – neutral (meaning we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl). This is a great set to use to “color” because of the line art.
One little tip – the more you “color” with the ivory the darker the skin tone becomes. We also carry a bronze skin tone which will be the next marker I play with!
RAWR! No Bones about It is a fun set for kids of any age. It was fun to sit down and play with this set and use our embossing paste as a fun texture. Our embossing paste is white. By using reinker you can change the color – like I did here to Garden Green. I cut all the sentiments apart after I used white embossing powder on the black paper.
Who would have thought using the same stamp set twice! I mentioned on my last post that I had a little technique to share with you using this set – making the glass look half full (get it? the name of the stamp set – half full).
It’s so easy to do! You want to use your fine tip glue pen and “color” in the image you want to shine. Set it aside for about 30 minutes or so to dry! It’s a pretty neat effect that is hard to see in the picture. I also used shimmer paper on the wine bottle that I fussy cut. I used our new blends to color in the images.
I’ve had this set sitting on the shelf for quite awhile. I’m not really a wine drinker – I got it because I loved one image – “Merry Christmas”. It was fun to sit down and use a set that I really wasn’t sure about. I’ve got some other ideas brewing in my head – wait that’s coffee – I’ve got some other ideas fermenting in my head and a few techniques that I want to share with you using this set.
I’ve really been afraid, to do the eclipse technique. Thankfully, my friend Bree had a very similar card at her card class a few weeks ago that I was able to attend. It was really a simple card to do!
I embossed and stamped the whisper white piece first. Here’s a little tip I would stamp first then emboss – but make sure the stamped images are facing up and that the Stampin’ Up! logo is facing up when you run it through the big shot. Just a little tip 🙂
Once I did that, I cut out the letters S-N-O-W. I did use little stickies just to keep them in place. I used mini Dimensionals to lift up the letters and offset them just a bit.
Today is the day – the start of Online Extravaganza! Today (Monday, November 20th) Every Good Wish happens to be on sale for 20% off! I love the water color look of this set. One of the fun techniques in this card is the embossing paste. Its just the perfect little touch.
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