Monday, July 25, 2016

Double Front Fold Technique

Ready for a fun technique card? This Double Front Fold technique sure makes for a unique way to open a card and it gives plenty of places for writing inside. When you click on the link, you'll have the complete supply list and step-by-step tutorial for making this fun card.

The butterfly die cut is created from the Butterflies Thinlits and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

The colorful paper is from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.

Isn't that a fun technique? I love all the layers and the unique way it opens. Enjoy the inspiration!

Happy Stamping,

Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Beach Cards Using Picture Perfect

The Picture Perfect stamp set is the perfect set to make summer beach cards!

Click on the title and get the complete supply list as well as the step-by-step tutorial.

Take a look at the Picture Perfect stamp set and you'll see all kinds of card ideas and inspiration appear!

Happy stamping,

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Touches of Texture Card Ideas

Have you seen the new Touches of Texture stamp set? Talk about versatility! Just take a look at these adorable cards made with this fun stamp set.

Click on the title to view (and download) the complete supply list and step-by-step tutorial.

It's such a sweet stamp set that includes not only flowers and background texture images, it also includes the dragonfly and the bee.

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days are Here

Bonus Days with Stampin' Up! have begun!

This is a first-of-its-kind promotion from Stampin' Up! For every $50 you spend between July 7 - 31 (before shipping and tax), you will get a $5 Bonus Days Coupon that you can use between August 2 - 31, 2016! 

This will be an easy way to start crossing off all those products that are still on your wish list! Purchase them now to receive your coupon or purchase them in August with your coupon!

Important Notes:

  • Participants will receive a $5 (US dollars) Bonus Days Coupon Code via email for every $50 (US) you spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.
  • It is strongly recommend that participants both save emails containing the Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the codes in a safe place.
  • The codes cannot be resent if you lose your email.
  • There is no limit on the number of coupon codes you receive per order.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you use on an order during redemption.

This is the first time Stampin' Up! has offered this type of promotion and it's a deal that everyone can get in on!

Ready to start shopping? 

Happy Stamping,

Friday, July 1, 2016

Bingo Stampin' Up! Style

Bingo Stampin' Up! Style is such a fun event where participants have the opportunity to win some amazing stamping products! We start the evening with 3 rounds of Bingo then we take a little break for some stamping. What would a Stampin' Up! event be without stamping? 

This month we created cards using the all-new Tin of Cards Project Kit and the coordinating Designer Tin of Cards stamp set.

After we finish our projects, it's back to playing the final 4 rounds of Bingo. These ladies were the big winners of the evening!

We'll be playing another round of Bingo Stampin' Up! Style on Friday, August 30th. The cost is $25 and includes dinner, stamping projects and 2 Bingo boards. Get your RSVP in by Friday, September 16th to reserve your spot.

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, June 16, 2016

BOGO Sale Wrap-Up and 50/50 Board Winner

BOGO Sale 2016 was a super success! The tables were packed with all sorts of retired stamp sets, paper, embellishments, Big Shot accessories, punches and more! What a day for me to clear out the old and pass the savings along to my stamping friends!

I think I've become a paper collector! What is it about paper that I like so much? Any other paper collectors out there?

Everyone also have the option to stamp a cute In Color Chart.

The last spots on the 50/50 Board were filled at the end of the BOGO sale and it's time once again to draw for one lucky winner to receive a $50 stamping shopping spree from me!

Drum roll please.........

The lucky winner is number:

belonging to Vicky S.!

Congratulations Vicky!!

A big "Thank you!" to everyone who came to the BOGO Sale this year!

If you'd like to know what stamping events are coming, be sure to check my online calendar.

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, June 4, 2016

New Stampin' Up! Promotions for June 2016

With the launch of the new 2016 - 2017 Annual Catalog earlier this month, Stampin' Up! has also launched two new promotions to help you get the most bang for your buck in June.

Extra Stampin' Rewards

The "Fine Print":
  • Hosts or individual orders totaling $350 or more, qualify to receive an additional $35 in host rewards.
  • Promotion period: June 1-30, 2016
  • Get your friends together and place a group order to help you reach the $350 amount.
  • Place your order online here.

More Stamps Please with the Starter Kit

For the month of June 2016, purchase your Starter Kit (get all the details about the Starter Kit here) and you'll also get to choose an additional 2 FREE stamp sets - an added value of up to $104!

June is an awesome month for the new catalog and new ways to save!

Happy Stamping,

Friday, June 3, 2016

Trip of a Lifetime Part 2

Today's the day to check out all the pillow gifts and project samples I saw while on the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to the Mediterranean.

Let's start with the pillow gifts, shall we? Every evening when we returned to our cabin there was a little something waiting on our bed for us. Each goodie was wrapped in a neat recyclable box (I sure wish I could have gotten those boxes home - just no room in the suitcase. You'll see why below.).

I about fell over when I saw this purse in one of the boxes! How awesome is that?   

Talk about no room in the suitcase! We received stamp sets with the coordinating Framelits and/or the punches, paper and more!

Good thing one of the gifts was a bag! I sure needed it to get everything home.

Now, on to the samples and project ideas:

This was my friend, Genevieve's, swap card. Cute! Cute!

Swirly Bird was a popular stamp set and Framelit combination (the bundle includes the Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies).

The "waves" were also from Swirly Bird.

The Floral Boutique suite of products are so elegant! I just love the blue and yellow color combination in the picture frame below.

A Little Foxy product suite is simply adorable (or adorbs as my daughter would say).

So, not only were we enjoying a wonderful trip, we also got to be inspired and get a stamping "fix". We even had a time to stamp several make-n-takes.

I am so grateful to all my customers, stampers and friends who have supported and encouraged me every step of the way to earning this trip. What a blessing! I'm also thankful for the amazing Stampin' Up! staff who work so hard to make trips like these unforgettable.

I'm looking forward to the next adventure! Who knows where it will take me!

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Trip of a Lifetime - Part I

This past Sunday my husband and I returned from an unforgettable incentive trip from Stampin' Up! - a trip I earned thanks to all my amazingly supportive customers and stampers! What a blessing you are to me!

It was a 10 day adventure that started in Barcelona, Spain and then continued with a 7 day Mediterranean cruise with ports in Naples, Rome, Florence/Pisa, Cannes, and Marseilles.

I think our favorite place out of everywhere we traveled, was Barcelona. The history, the food, and the people were over-the-top amazing!

Here we are at the Christopher Columbus statue near the peer.

The La Boqueria Market was a foodies paradise!

With so many food vendors it was hard to decide what to try first.

Fresh fruit was our chosen snack every afternoon! It tasted just as yummy as it looked!

Our trip wouldn't have been complete without pizza in Naples! After wondering for a bit and asking for directions, we found the pizza place that the locals enjoy called Sorbillo. Amazingly yummy!

Another highlight of the trip was the Leaning Tower of Pisa! It was incredible to actually see it in person!

In Cannes, France we got to dip our toes in the Mediterranean Ocean (that's our cruise ship in the background).

When I first began with Stampin' Up!, I never would have dreamed that a trip like this was possible. I feel so blessed to be doing what I love for a living.

I wanted to have a Part 2 to this post simply because, during the cruise, Stampin' Up! spoiled us every day. Not only do I want to share with you all the exciting pillow gifts but I want to also share all the creative card samples and ideas that I saw in the Hospitality Room. If I included all the pictures in this post, it would go on and on and on!

So, stay tuned for tomorrow's post! There's more to come...

Happy Stamping,