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, 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tips and Ideas for Your New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and all the new products are available today! 

As I've been looking through my own catalog, I keep "oohing" and "aahhing" over  so many new products I would love to add to my craft room!

A Few Helpful Tips With Your New Catalog:

  • Highlight all the stamps you already have in the index. This helps avoid purchasing duplicates (I've purchased my fair share of duplicate stamp sets over the years!).
  • Take your catalog to an office supply store and have it spiral bound. Makes it very handy for when you want to open the catalog flat or if you want to open it to a particular page and it doesn't take up much room.

    You might even consider having them add a laminated cover or a pocket page or two.
  • Put check marks next to the accessory items that you already have (again, just to avoid duplicates).
  • Removable tags and flags help to mark pages. (I think I'm just an office supply junkie and I love to flag pages and make notes on sticky notes. Do we have any other office supply junkies out there?)
You can view the entire catalog online in PDF form or you can simply shop my Online Store to see all the new products.

I hope you enjoy the new catalog as much as I do! If you already have a demonstrator, be sure to get your copy of the new book. If not, I'm happy to mail one to you! All I ask is that you cover the flat rate postage ($5.75 in the US; payable via Paypal). Contact me today to get your copy!

Happy Shopping and Stamping!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Update on Bundled Products

The current Annual Catalog has many bundled products. A bundle usually consists of a stamp set with a coordinating punch or Framelits. When you purchase a bundle, you save 15%! Bundles are a great value!

The new 2016 - 2017 Annual Catalog does have bundles as well but two things will be different:

  • First, many products that are currently bundled will no longer be bundled come June 1st (the launch date of the new Annual Catalog). See the list of items below that will no longer be bundled.
  • Second, the savings on the bundles in the new catalog will be 10% (instead of 15%).
I tell you this because if there is a bundle on your "must have" list, be sure to purchase it before June 1st for maximum savings.

Page numbers below refer to the 2015 - 2016 Annual Catalog (unless otherwise noted) or you can simply view these bundles (and others) on my Online Store here.

Something for Baby pg. 38
Watercolor Wings pg. 75
Butterfly Basics pg. 124
Celebrate Today pg. 102
Flower Patch pg. 77
Grateful Bunch (Occasions Catalog pg. 22)
Bloomin' Love (Occasions Catalog pg.16-17)
Number of Years (Occasions Catalog pg.10-11)
Party with Cake (Occasions Catalog pg.7)
Rose Wonder (Occasions Catalog pg.18-19)
Sunburst Sayings (Occasions Catalog pg.25)
Bear Hugs (Occasions Catalog pg.40)
Botanical Blooms (Occasions Catalog pg.26-27)
Playful Pals (Occasions Catalog pg.44-45)
Balloon Celebration (Occasions Catalog pg.12-13)
Wonderous Wreath pg. 72
Homemade for You pg. 59
Flower Shop pg. 126
Petite Petals pg. 78
You're So Sweet pg. 57
BYOP pg. 59
Crazy About You pg. 106

Happy Stamping and saving with bundles!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

3 Reasons Why You Want to Come to My BOGO Sale

My BOGO Sale 2016 will be here before you know it! It is the one must-attend event of the year!

Three Reasons Why You'll Want to Attend this Event:

  1. This event only happens once a year!

  2. It's a great way for you to SAVE! When you make a purchase of any amount (before shipping and tax), you get to pick out the same amount in products from my retired stash. For example: Order $50 from the new catalog (before shipping and tax) receive the same amount in retired products from my tables. You take it home with you to enjoy!

  3. You'll get to play with ALL 5 of the new In Colors! Seeing them in person is so much better than just looking at them in the book. You'll be making a cute In Color chart with ink, markers and card stock.

So, mark your calendars and plan on joining me for BOGO 2016!

Saturday, June 11th
Time: 10 am until 2 pm (come and go)
Place: West Fort Worth

I look forward to seeing you at the BOGO Sale this year! Contact me for the exact location address.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, May 9, 2016

Baby Shower Ideas

Recently I helped put together a baby shower for a good friend of mine and I just couldn't resist putting together some cute decorations and gift ideas using Stampin' Up! products.

The mom-to-be is expecting a girl and when I found out her colors were pink, white and gold, I was so stinkin' excited! I looked through all my stash of supplies and ended up using Blushing Bride card stock, Whisper White card stock, Gold Fancy Designer Vellum and Gold Glimmer paper. (The Gold Fancy vellum was used just like a placemat underneath the center arrangement on each table.)

Notice the circles hanging from the ceiling? It was hard to get a good picture of these decorations but I was so pleased with the waythey turned out. First, I punched a ton of various sized circles from Blushing Bride, Gold Glimmer paper and Whisper White. Then I cut the Whisper White Baker's Twine to the length I wanted and then "sandwiched" the circles on either side with the twine in between. They were super easy to make and added just that extra sparkle to the decor.

The adorable sign below was created by a friend of mine (he drew that freehand!) but I created the box and the cards inside.

Here's an up close picture of the box. I used the Something for Baby stamp set as well as the coordinating Framelits (love how easy it is to cut out these images with the Framelits!).

These were the thank you cards I put inside. During the shower, each of the guests wrote their address on an envelope and at the end of the event, the mom-to-be not only had the cards ready to go but the envelopes as well. 

I used the Something for Baby and coordinating Framelits again. The set has so many different images to choose from!

The other two tables' centerpieces were simple yet pretty.

I really enjoyed hosting this baby shower and using my Stampin' Up! products for the decorations. I think it all turned out beautifully!

If you have a party to put together whether it be a baby shower, wedding or birthday, remember to pull out your Stampin' Up! supplies. I'm sure you'll find some products that will help you with decorating and gift giving.

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Mother's Day 2016

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there! Do you have a special card already picked out? If you need a little inspiration for your special mom, how about this cutie? I love all the sparkle in the designer paper as well as the rhinestones.

The Sparkle and Shine stamp set as well as the Shine On Designer Paper are both on the retiring list. The designer paper is only available while supplies last and this is some great paper!

The retiring stamp sets will continue to be made through May 22nd to meet demand. After May 31st, however, this stamp set along with many other retiring sets will no longer be available. If this is one you'd like to get, be sure to purchase it sooner rather than later.

Supplies Used:

Happy Stamping and Happy Mother's Day!