Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Color Your Season BUNDLE- limited time only!

Check out this AWESOME Color Your Season BUNDLE!
It is available August 1-31, 2018 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY!
I love it!
  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood-mount or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season!

Blended Seasons stamp set – Images @ Stampin’ Up!
  • Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!

Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies – Images @ Stampin’ Up!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors!  Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.

Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 – Images @ Stampin’ Up!

Blended Seasons Bundle – Images @ Stampin’ Up!
Dates: August 1-31, 2018
  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018. This means products will only be available until August 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before August 31, it will be made unorderable and will no longer be available for purchase.
  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in French)!
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • Please note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Items may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit.
  • Check out these Stampin' Up! cards!
Purchase the Color Your Season BUNDLE 
& save 10%!
#149893 (wood)= $77.25
#149894 (clear)= $64.75

'Blended Seasons' stamp set only-
#149019 (wood)= $53.00
#149016 (clear)= $39.00

Stitched Seasons Framelits only-
#149013= $33.00

Water Color Pencils Assortment #2 only-
#149014= $12.50

Bonus Days Coupons are back!!!!!

 Get your wish lists ready!  This promotion starts tomorrow, August 1, 2018!!!!

Stampin’ Up! is bringing back Bonus Days coupons again this year!

What does that mean?  Some of you may be asking what a Bonus Days coupon is.
  • For every $50 that you spend between August 1 and August 31 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you can then use next month- September 1–30.  Cool huh!

Here are all of the details:
  • Earning Period Deadline: August 31, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes all in that one email.  If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.  
  •  VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SAVE THE EMAIL you get sent to you with the codes on it.  **NOTE:  If you have me place the order for you, I will have the code sent to my email & I will keep track of it for you to redeem when you order in September!
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
  • There is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Each Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.
  • Redemption Period Deadline: September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of Bonus Day coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
Click here for a quick PDF showing you how to redeem your coupon codes in September!

Graceful Glass- a stained glass window easel card!

Good morning!!  Can you believe that it is the last day of July already?  Wow- this month just flew by.

Don't forget that today is the last day to take advantage of the Buy 3 Designer Papers & get one for FREE!  You can see that special by CLICKING HERE! 

Check out this cool card!  I think it turned out really pretty! 

I was playing with coloring some of the images in this Graceful Glass (6x6) Vellum pack.  This square worked out perfect to do this fun fold with. 

Isn't this vellum just beautiful!  It really does look like a stained glass window.  

The front side of the vellum has a black embossed image on it.  

If you want it to be more subtle- like a true stained glass window- then color it on the back side of the vellum/image.  If you want it to be more bold & vibrant- then color it on the front side.
Look at it when it opened up!  It is a fun fold easel card. 

stamp set: ' Painted Glass'
card stock:  Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Vellum
designer paper:  Graceful Glass 6x6 vellum
ink:  Black Stazon
Stampin' Blends combo packs:  Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch
other:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Yesterday was a busy day with 6 kids!  Manda & I got the twins birthday invites created & ended up making 19 of them. Their party is going to be at the I'll share their card sometime soon.  It turned out really cute!

The kids had fun playing together.  Weather wise it was a beautiful day out for July!  So I'm glad they got to be out in it & enjoy it!

Last night when the kids went home I was a farmer.  I headed outside to work on the farm & help Deke.  Steve came out to help us awhile too, as we had lots of pigs to sort.  

When I got in I made supper & worked on getting more things that were in our wet bathroom put away.  And I did a little stamping stuff before we finally called it a night.  Deke had a terrible day, as the hopper on one of the bins broke & he had almost 5 tons of feed all over the finisher.  He had to scoop it up with a shovel, cart out & reload it in the mixer.  It was a huge mess!  I felt so bad for him.  Brayden went out to help him for awhile when he got home from his board meeting.  And our feed guy, Dustin helped him for about an hour too.  And on top of everything else, Deke picked up a bad cold too (probably on the plane).  I sure hope that none of the rest of us end up getting it.

This morning I'm up early to walk & spend my day with the 3 Wood kids.  I have my yearly allergy dr appointment later this afternoon in Bloomfield.  I have to pick up Manda on my way home (as they are getting their van worked on).  And then tonight I'm gonna work on stamping stuff!

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 30, 2018

I LOVE 'Wonderful Moments'!

Talk about awesome!!  
Talk about easy!  
Talk about a great stamp set & words combined together.......this set 'Wonderful Moments'-has it all!

This is a quick card I made for a bridal shower (for my nephews fiance) last week- right before we left for the cruise.  I made it using scraps that were in my scrap box sitting on my table.  It literally took me 10 minutes or less.  And I just love how it turned out!  

What did I do?
  • I colored the flowers, her hair & her skin using my Stampin' Blends. 
  • I put the Wink of Stella all over her dress & on her flowers too!
  • I added a some Artisan pearls.
  • I tucked in a Pearlized Doily along the bottom edge.
  • And check out the Powder Pink 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon!  I thought it was a great final touch! 
I sent a text picture of this card to both of my girls- Manda & Sarah, to see what they thought!  They both loved it too!

stamp set:  'Wonderful Moments'
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Very Vanilla
ink:  Black Memento pad
Stampin' Blends:  Ivory, Petal Pink, Bronze
other:  1 1/4" Circle Punch, Artisan Pearls, Wink of Stella, Powder Pink Ruffled Ribbon, Pearlized Doily, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
Yesterday was a busy day!!  I started it off walking, then I worked on getting the dirty laundry washed (literally all day).  Sarah & the kids came down after lunch & we made 33 birthday invites for Masen's upcoming birthday party!  And then last night right after supper we had a disaster!!  Our hot water line under the sink cabinet in our bathroom blew a huge hole.  We literally had inches of standing water in minutes- all over!  Thankfully Deke was home & he got the water shut off & then helped me clean up the mess!  It was in & under the cabinet, all over the floor, in the closet floor, in all of the drawers in the cabinet.......just a total disaster!!  We used every towel in our closets & drawers to get it soaked up.  So I then had 4 more loads of dirty laundry to get washed last night!  We left everything opened up, with fans blowing on it all night!  And this morning I'm up early to get everything all put back where it belongs before all of the kids get here for the day!

Deke is off early to chore & head to the courthouse for his weekly board meeting.  He'll go get parts to repair the hot water line afterwards & fix it for me this afternoon.  

Manda & the boys are coming out this morning too.  We are going to make the twins birthday invites.  And then she has an appointment this afternoon, so the boys will be here with me.  So I'll have all 6 kids today!  Tonight when they go home I have piles of mail & things to catch up on!

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Here is my cruise swap, using 'Pop of Petals'!

Check out my piles........I was working on my cruise swap!!
I just got this new flower stamp set & coordinating punch!
I couldn't wait to use it!!
I chose Calypso Coral & Petal Pink colors of card stock, so that it would 
coordinated with the pretty Tea Room Specialty DSP!
So what do you think?  
My swap ended up having alot more pieces than I had planned 
& took me longer than I had hoped it would, 
but I love the way it turned out!!

I finished theses swaps early in the morning,
sitting on a pillow, in the hallway of our hotel room in Seattle- 
using the bathroom light to see 
& trying to be quite, as Deke was still sleeping!  
And I finished them just in time to catch the bus to go get on the ship!

stamp set:  'Pop of Petals' & 'Detailed with Love'
card stock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Old Olive, Petal Pink
designer paper:  Tea Room Specialty DSP
ink:  Calypso Coral
other:  1/4" Ombre Calypso Coral ribbon, Four Petal Flower Punch, Blossom Builder Punch (for the leaves), Paper Snips (to fussy cut out the center of the flowers), Share What you Love Artisan Pearls, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
OH gosh......Deke & I both have sea legs.......after being on a ship for that many days you just feel like you are still moving with the water.  It is just a really weird & blah feeling.  I hope we both feel better today & it goes away soon.  

My mom sent me a message- welcome home!  And I replied back to her that I felt like Dorthy in the Wizard of Oz- "There is no place like HOME!"  

Deke worked on the farm all day yesterday.  And I worked on unpacking, doing laundry & catching up on our piles of mail & tons of emails!  I feel like I just spun my wheels all day!  As I still have soooo much to do to try to catch up.  Nathan, Sarah & the kids stopped by a few minutes to say hi & check in with us.  The kids were excited to see us!  And we were excited to see them too! We'll be seeing the Seeley family soon- probably tomorrow, as Manda & I have some stamping to do together (to make the twins birthday invites).  We can't wait to see them too!

Today Deke will be working on the farm all day!!  I'll going to continue trying to get caught up on our mounds of laundry.  And I have lots of stamping to get done.  As I have Masen's BD invites to get created & done before I can go to bed tonight!  So hope I have some creative mojo!

Have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Our Alaska cruise- Day #3

Here are some photos of our Day #3 in Juneau, Alaska on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018!
Deke is standing by a big stuffed bear here, as we are getting ready to 
take the Mt. Roberts Tramway to the top.  

Here are some of the beautiful views from the top!
And then we (Deke, me, Amy & Jimmie) all hiked 2 1/2 miles up to 
the top through the rain forest.  
This cross was at the top.  It was sooo cool!!  
And Jimmie is a minister.  So that made it even more special!  
 The view was just amazing!
We are headed back down the mountain.  
Here is a photo of Deke, Amy & Jimmie on the little bridge we crossed.
And here is a picture of downtown Juneau, as we are walking back to the ship.
We walked over 8 miles this day!!  
It was a beautiful day weather wise & we had a great time with friends!

Our Alaska cruise- Day #2 (Holiday Catalog sneak peeks)!

On Saturday, July 21st we sailed all day.  
We had our Stampin' Up! General Session & got our NEW Holiday Catalogs!

Want to see some sneak peeks?
Here are a few photos that I took of the display boards.
These are some of the new stamp sets & products in the Holiday Catalog.
They will be available for customers to order beginning September 5th, 2018!

Our Alasak cruise- Day #1

Day #1- Friday, July 20th, 2018
We are leaving Seattle, Washington & sailing to Alaska!
This is our new room while on board the ship.
It isn't very big, but it is bigger than many of them.  
We even had an outdoor balcony with a little table & 2 chairs!
 A couple of views from our balcony as we are leaving Seattle, Washington!

Our Stampin' Up! group gathered together at our Welcome Reception in one 

of the big rooms, where we got to socialize & have snacks. 

We will be at sea all day today & all day tomorrow!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

We are sailing away..........and I won't be posting again until July 29th!

Yes- Deke & I are so looking forward to our trip!!  We are headed to the airport soon.  We have had a busy week trying to get ready to go, so guess we will sleep on the plane.  We love cruises and we love Alaska (we are not hot weather lovers).  And it will be great to spend time alone together, as that doesn't happen much.  Each year we look forward to seeing our demonstrator friends & their spouses on the trip.  It warms my heart that our husbands ares such good friends too & keep in touch & look forward to seeing each other too each year.  They all have various jobs, yet have so much in common= Stampin' Up!  It is so nice that we can go to these events & everyone knows each other by name.  We know all about each others families, etc.  It is just like a big family reunion each year & it is just amazing!  It is way more than just a trip.  We all share & learn so much from each other.  It is cool when we can sit at the supper table together & talk about products & techniques & ways we do something & our husbands can chime in & know the names of the products & understand what we are talking about. 
I am not planning to post anything on my blog while we are gone.  Why?
  • Internet on the ship is expensive.  
  • Our phones won't work while we are gone without being super expensive to use.  
  • We have a local internet carrier- so can't get email while we are gone either.  
  •  So we are planning to unplug for the week.  
  • I'll share pictures & things when we get home on my blog!!!  So be sure you stop back by on July 29th to check things out!
So if you try to reach me during this time & I don't reply, know I'll be in touch shortly after we get home.

THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF YOU FOR STAMPING WITH ME & LETTING ME SHARE MY LOVE OF STAMPING WITH EACH OF YOU!!  I will see you when I get home & I will have LOTS of new things to share at that time.  
Happy Stamping!

More 'Dandelion Wishes'

Here is a bright & cheery card.  It makes me think of summer & a picnic!  And I used one of my favorite stamp sets 'Dandelion Wishes' to make it!
 stamp set:  'Dandelion Wishes' & 'Ribbon or Courage'
card stock:  Crushed Curry, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Whisper White
designer paper:  Twinkle Twinkle
ink:  Crushed Curry, Night of Navy
other:  1/2" Gingham ribbon, Basic Pearls, Sponge Daubers, 2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Wink of Stella
This is short & sweet!  I just wanted to share a cute card with you before we walked out the door! 

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of my customers for stamping with me!  It is because of you that I have earned this years Stampin' Up! trip to Alaska.  Deke & I are excited to get to spend a week togetherI will be coming home with lots of great new things to share with you all, so make sure you don't miss out!

I will not be posting while we are gone.  I will not have phone, email or internet.  So if you contact me I'll reply to you shortly after we get home on 7/28!

Again.....THANK YOU for allowing me to share my love of stamping with you!!!

Be sure to check back on 7/29 to see all of the cool things I will have to share with you then!

I hope you have a great rest of the week!!
Happy Stamping!