Monday, August 22, 2016

Some Happy Mail

Hello Stamping Friends,

Good Monday morning to you. It's much cooler here in Northeast PA than what it has been. It feels like a fall morning rather than summer. I actually went around the house shutting some windows. That just means I need to soak up the warmth as it comes because I know that this cooler weather will be here before I blink and then it will get even colder. I've heard nasty rumors that this winter will be nasty. It's predicted to be cold and snowy. Yuck!!!!

Anyway, let's not dwell on what's to come and live for today. I wanted to share with you how great of a company Stampin' Up! is. I recently reached a big milestone with the company. I reached $400,000 in sales (much thanks to each of you for helping me get there). About 2 weeks after I reached that acheivement, I got a call from the home office congratulating me on this great accomplishment. I was honored that they took the time out to give me a call and recognize my achievement. It got only better from there because I received some happy mail, a card, from the President/COO of the company, Rich Jutkins a while after the call. Which was an even bigger surprise. Here's the card I received and Rich's personal note to me.

Some of the items on the card are now retired but I still wanted to share with you. If you like the layout of the card you can easily adapt it to the items you have on hand. Wait a minute, that's actually true for any card that you see. You never have to have all the same exact items, you can adapt it to suit your needs, abilities and desires. That's what's so great about stamping.

And here's the personal message from Rich. Thank you Rich and all of Stampin' Up! for supporting your demonstrators through it all. We know you have our best interests at heart at all times. I love being a part of the Stampin' Up! family. It's been 15 years and I know it will be another 15 years at a minimum. And just think I wanted on this great ride because I JUST wanted a discount on the products I wanted. I then stretched my wings and started doing workshops (aka parties) and then added classes in my home and look at me now. I love that I can work hard to earn free trips or work a little less because my family needs me. And I have done both extremes. That's the beauty of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator. Want to chat more about this great opportunity, just let me know. I'd be happy to share my passion with you.

Friday, August 19, 2016

A Little Sneak Peek of What's Coming Very Soon.

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's a gorgeous Friday out there today. I hope you get to enjoy the sunshine doing whatever you love. Here on the mountain there's even a nice little breeze while the sun is shining bright. I'm soaking up each moment because I know what's right around the corner: snow and freezing temps. Both of which I am NOT ready for.

This week at Sisters in Stamping we are giving you a little sneak peek of what's coming very soon in the Holiday Catalog. Let me tell you, the holiday catalog is jammed packed with great new stamps and accessories for this crafting season. It's going to be difficult to make a small wishlist with what's coming. I have already ordered a good amount and there's still some things that I want that I didn't order. Doesn't that spell trouble?

I've made a few cards already using the Holiday catalog items for swaps that I joined. Can't wait to see what the other demonstrators create using these great products. Today, I decided to share with you a Halloween card, since that is the first of the holidays that are coming up.

This fun card was made using the Sweet Home bundle (stamp set and thinlits). The home in the thinlits actually makes a cute little box. I just used the front portion of the box to make the house for my card. The coordinating washi tape and glitter paper just makes this card that much more fun.

I can foresee little houses for Christmas and congratulations on your new house in my future.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see more sneak peeks.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Holiday Catalog Will Be Here Soon

Hello Stamping Friends,

The Holiday Catalog will be here soon and I'm kicking it off with a fun night of bingo. Won't you join me? Mark your calendar now for Friday, September 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Make n Takes
New Product Displays
Lots of Samples for Ideas
Light Refreshments
and lots of FUN!

Reserve your spot today by contacting me.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time to Shake it Up! Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm so excited to share this awesome news with all of you. I have been invited to be part of a monthly blog hop with the Stamper's Dozen. It's a dozen different demonstrators from all over that get together (via blogs) once a month with a set theme. I am so honored to be able to share my stamping passion with some of the best Stampin' Up! demonstrators. A huge thank you to each of them for welcoming me into their group.

This month the theme is Time to Shake it Up! Shaker cards are so much fun. Your options are limitless. Whatever you want to put in to shake around you can. The sky's the limit. Of course, our sequin assortments or small die cut pieces are a great thing to put in shaker cards. I decided to use some sand and tiny shells that I got from the Jersey shore. What can be better for an underwater fish scene than real sand from a real beach? That was my thoughts exactly.

Being that we have a saltwater tank, I automatically gravitated to having the new fish set, Seaside Shore. My youngest son was a little more critical of the artwork than he ever was of any other stamp set. Our tank is his passion. I find it absolutely amazing how much he has learned about corals and saltwater fish in the last year. Any chance he gets he wants to head down to the local fish store to see what's new and what we can add to our tank.

Here's a view of the card "shaken up." Shaker cards are so much fun to make so just think of how much fun they are for the recipient to receive. What a wow for them when they open the envelope and they see they can "play" with their card. They may even forget to look inside to see if there's a gift card or some cash. (Well, maybe not!)

I would be happy to assist you with purchasing and using Stampin' Up! products. Better yet, why not join my team. It's the perfect time. You can take advantage of the special pre-order going on right now that is only for demonstrators from the new Holiday Catalog. I'd love to have you join the team. The more the merrier.

Thanks for stopping by,  now go enjoy the rest of the blog hop. There are many amazing ideas that are certain to inspire you. You're not going to want to miss out. Now it's time to hop on over Patty's site to see what she has created for you! Click the Next Blog button below!

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Mid Summer Sale and a Pretty Card

Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm offering a sale this weekend only. This is an offer that is only available through me, it is not a sale through Stampin' Up! Read all the detail below. Plus there's even a pretty card for you so keep scrolling to see everything. Have a wonderful weekend.

Rachel's Mid Summer Sale

It's hot outside so you want to stay inside the air conditioning so you don't melt, right? Well then I have got the perfect thing for you to get some new stamping supplies to play with while you stay cool. A mid summer sale. With the catalog still being relavtively new, I bet you have a long wishlist of things you still "need" to get. So read below to see the details of the sale.

5% off any order under $50 plus a special surprise in addition to your order
10% off any order $50- $99 plus a special surprise in addition to your order 
15% off any order $100 - $149 plus a special surprise in addition to your order 
20% off any order over $150 plus a special surprise in addition to your order, plus you will get $25 in hostess credit, plus your order will be delivered to your doorstep. By far, this is the best deal.
So don't forget to look through your annual catalog to get some of the things off your wishlist at a great price.
Have a long wishlist? Host a workshop for friends and family and earn some of it for FREE. Remember the new Holiday Catalog comes out early September. We all know what that means, more great products that you are going to want to craft for each holiday coming up in the Fall and Winter.  Book your selected date now before it's taken.

And now for the pretty card I promised.

This is a pretty quick and easy card to make. To get the perfectly spaced and even lines on the white cardstock to stamp the "thank you" you cut the designer series paper into a 4x4 square and then cut it on a diagonal from one corner to the opposite corner. Wasn't that way easier than what you thought? Then just stamp a few berries and cut them out to embellish the rest of the card. I love the look of these card because they look so much more involved than they really are.

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Gold Baker's Twine
Gold Baker's Twine