Friday, December 2, 2016

Time for an Old Fashioned Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's the weekend. Woohoo. Any grand plans for the weekend for you? I have a workshop tomorrow, which I can't wait to see those ladies. I also laugh a lot when I'm with them. And then we will finish Saturday off the usual way, down at Riverfront Sports Complex watching Jonah play some soccer. Sunday seems to be a FREE day. I'm not sure I'm going to know what to do.

Today with the Sisters in Stamping, we are sharing with you some old fashioned Christmas cards. This card was made using the Outdoor Adventure stamp set. Who would have thought you can make a Christmas card using that set? 

This card uses minimal supplies and has minimal stamping. Perfect for when you need to make a lot of cards with minimal efforts. It's a simple little card that takes you back to simpler times in life. I think it's still a beautiful card and has a lot of character.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for even more great Old Fashioned Christmas card ideas.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Goodbye 2016 Hello Sale

Hello Stamping Friends,

Just wanted to drop by quickly today and let you know about an awesome closeout 2016 sale from Stampin' Up! It's time to say Goodbye to 2016 very shortly and with that comes bidding adieu to the wonderful Holiday Catalog.

There is a list of items from the Holiday catalog that will no longer be available, so you are going to want to check it out to make sure you got all of the items you wanted before they are gone forever. This was one of the best Holiday catalogs I've seen in my 15+ years with Stampin' Up! I know that because so many of you said it. That made it difficult to get everything you wanted right away. Well, now is the LAST CHANCE to get those things out of Stampin' Up! headquarters and into your stamping space.

Here are some details about the Goodbye 2016, Hello Sale!

• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017 
• All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. (See the above picture,see the arrow? That's where you will find all of the great deals)
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. 
Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time. 
• High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning 
January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price. 
Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
        • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, 
          after which they will be only available while supplies last. 
        • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last. 
         Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items 
          will be discontinued after January 3. 
         No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
• Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders ($150 or more).
• New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.

You can check out the PDF of the Holiday Retiring List HERE  These items are on a limited availability basis. Once they sell out you will no longer be able to purchase them. So don't wait, shop today to ensure you get what you want.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Is It a Bag or an Envelope?

Hello Stamping Friends,

It is the final day of November and we all know what tomorrow is then. The very first day of a month that will fly by in the blink of an eye, December! I love the holidays and the preparations (shopping, baking, wrapping, friends) but I just wish it didn't go as fast as the speed of light. Anyone agree?

This little card/gift card holder/envelope is a fun little project to make. Of course, like many projects that I share you can switch it out for any other occasion you may want to give a gift card for by changing the stamps and even the colors.

Fun Bagolope that Holds a Gift Card in the Front Pocket

You just fold one of Stampin' Up!'s great kraft bags almost in half and then fold back the front to make a flap that will cover the seam of the back of the bag. Stamp it however you would like. Die-cut or punch out some stamped images (you can even cut them out by hand if they don't have any coordinating punches or die-cuts, GASP!)

Use some washi tape on the sides (half on the front, then the other half folded over to the back side to "seal" the bag closed on the folded sides.  The front pocket becomes a perfect little space to tuck the recipients favorite gift card. The "inside" of the bag where you would usually put a treat, you can slide in a little notecard to wish your friend/loved one a happy holiday.

Card Taken out of the "bagolope"

Here's the card taken out so you can see how simple it can be to make these even at the last minute. I know you never work that way, just like I never work that way. HAHA (Just kidding, it's more shocking if I'm not last minute with my projects.)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday, Did You Save Today

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Cyber Monday to you and yours! Hope your day is filled with savings, that you love and happiness while you enjoy a little Holiday shopping from the comfort of home..  I'm taking a moment out of my cyber shopping to share this card with you.

The greeting is "My world is brighter and more beautiful because of you."  I can honestly say I agree with this saying. I am so thankful for each one of my stamping friends that I have known for the past 15 years. It's been an incredible journey being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. So many things that I never dreamed of doing and accomplishing when I joined the Stampin' Up! family way back in 2001. The best part is there isn't one regret. I would do it all over again. Thank you for being a great stamping friends, too. The best part of my "job" is meeting great people who want to learn new stamping ideas and techniques.

This card is easily duplicatible. Nothing too fancy to do. Just some stamps, ink, and paper and you are ready to go. The designer series paper makes your job even easier because it picks great coordinating colors for you. 

Don't forget Stampin' Up! has their own cyber Monday deals going on. Head on over to my website to see all of the deals. You can order online or shoot me an email and I can do it for you. Today is the FINAL day of the Online Extravaganza. Don't miss out.

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