Friday, August 17, 2018

What is a Card Buffet?

Hi everyone!  You may have seen my posts or ads about my Card Buffet and you might wonder, "What is a Card Buffet?"   Card Buffets are super fun and are tailored to just what you need or want to do.  Just like at a Food Buffet, you can pick and choose just what you want to make.  I had a few people ask me about the card buffet that I run, and I thought I would share a quick video so that someone who is interested can see what it is like and get a better understanding of the types of things we do.  I run these twice a month, one evening and one daytime.  You can come to which ever fits your schedule and come and go any time during the time slot.  Customers and fellow Demonstrators are welcome. I hope that you will join me sometime!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Today I am participating in the monthly Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop once again.  Scrapbooking Global is a Facebook page dedicated to scrapbooking with Stampin' Up products. Anyone can join, demonstrators or not, just so long as the images you add to the site use primarily Stampin' Up! products and are scrapbook pages.  This is great because there are so many places for card inspiration, but not so much for scrapbooking.  We started out small but quickly grew to almost 4,000 members! And there is so much sharing!  Just take a look at the photo gallery and you can't help but be inspired.

This month we are focusing on Memories and More Cards.  These cards were started for Pocket scrapbooking but with the intent of being multi purpose for use on cards, home decor or traditional scrapbook pages.  I have made a few pocket scrapbooks, usually when I am making a smaller book for a specific even, such as a vacation.  I love how the Memories and More cards make creating an album easy, with lots of places for journaling and cute accent cards.  For my page today I am using the Best Route collection.  I was very happy when this collection came out because it is a not a floral collection, with lots of bold and vibrant patterns, perfect for my family with 2 boys, 16 and 11.   I have always found it so easy to make pages with my daughter, but a bit harder for the boys.  The Best Route collection is perfect, I love the patterns and the colors.  My 16 year old just got his drivers license so some of the paper patterns from the coordinating Designer Series Paper collection were perfect!  The photo was taken just after he passed his driving test and was given a temporary license to use while waiting for the official version to come in the mail.
I used three cards from the Memories and More collection.  One was used for journaling. The other two I cut up and  layered to use as an embellishment.

 I used a paper punch to punch out the main image from the card, then layered parts of another card as a banner and put the punched out circle back on top.
The card pack also comes with some stickers, which I used for accents on the page.

I hope you like my page.  It was fun to make.  Continue along on the Blog Hop and check out the rest of the pages! I am sure you will find some inspiration to create your own pages using Memories and More cards
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Friday, August 10, 2018

50% off Paper Pumkin

Today is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get 50% off your first month!
What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit delivered to your door with everything you need to create some cute paper craft projects.  You will get exclusive stamps, some ink, adhesives and completely designed projects ready for you to make and share with friends and family.
You can cancel at any time, but I think you will really like these kits and this is the best time to join because we are close to the fall/holiday season and those have been some of my favorite kits and stamp sets.  Well, I think my favorite was the one from April with the Anchor and lighthouses, I love that stamp set,  perfect for my summer vacation scrapbooks and cards for my family.  But, when you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you get access to past kits while they are available, and guess what! The anchor kit is! so are some other fun kits that you can see here,     I feel like there are usually more past kits, but these are fun and the stamps are great.  The birthday candle pull up card is fun and there is a tiny "pull" stamp that I still like to use on some of my cards with lift the flaps or cards with some sort of mechanical movement. That silly little 'pull' stamp makes me happy. 
Anyway! join Paper Pumpkin for 50% off your first month, this is for new subscribers, so you would need to use an email that has not been used for any subscriptions in the past.
Click here to get started:

Ends Today!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Blended Seasons Stamp Camp To Go

 Hi everyone!  Today I am offering a Stamp Camp To Go to anyone who purchases the Blended Seasons Bundle.  The is a large bundle, so the kit is free with purchase.  All you need to do is purchase the bundle with host code VGA7FR4A  and you will get all the materials to make these three cards.  You will need to use your own inks and adhesives.  I used Watercolor Pencils assortment 2 to color in my images, and you can add that to your order as well, or use your Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write Markers or other coloring tools you may have already. 
Already have the Bundle?  You  can order just the paper pieces and how to PDF for $10 or PDF only for $5.  

 This card has a fall look, my favorite.  I love the large falling leaves stamp and the leaf die! There are copper accents and linen thread too!
 This card is great for spring and summer and uses the largest floral image.
 Finally we have a Christmas Gift card holder card with plaid Christmas will be here before we know it!
 This is the Blended Seasons bundle with 12 stamps and 1 dies for $64.75.  And, if you place an order for $50 or more in August, you will get a coupon from Stampin' Up! for $5 to use in September!  And don't forget to take advantage of my frequent buyer rewards program to earn free stamps!  Download the tracker by clicking the tab under my blog header.
The watercolor pencils assortment 2 is the perfect compliment of colors to the original set. Stampin' Up has added some light tones in blues and pink, more greens, a navy blue! and fall colors such as Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  $12.50 for 10 pencils.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this Stamp Camp To Go, or any Stampin'  Up! products!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New Blended Season bundle and Free Kit offer

Hi everyone! Today I want to share a new, Limited Edition stamp set from Stampin' Up!  This stamp set is only available in August. I have to say that I just love it, the set is large and the dies are just lovely! I especially like the stitched label set in three sizes.

 The stitching on the dies is on both the inside and outside of the cut piece.  This is cool because you can use the negative piece to make a nice frame and it will still have the stitching.  clever!

Notice how here I cut out a label piece for my main card image, but I can still use the left over piece for another card.

 On this one I used the largest and medium dies, then used the cut out on the Christmas card.

When you purchase the Blended Seasons Bundle in August I will send you a kit to make the 3 cards shown here. You will get all the cardstock, ribbon and embellishments needed, just use your own inks and adhesives.  watch this video to learn more! Use host codeVGA7FR4A.

 Also just released is a new assortment of Watercolor Pencils! I was so happy to see this!!!  The new colors really add to the collection. Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler.

Remember, I always share my host rewards with you! Don't forget to download the Frequent Buyer rewards program sheet and start earning points toward free stamps!
You can find the tracker under the blog header.

And to make matters even better, Bonus Days have started! Earn a $5 coupon for every $50 you spend in August, redeem the coupons in September! Just in time for the new Holiday catalog that goes live in September!
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Last day for 10 Free Ink Pads when you join

Hi everyone! Today is the last day to join my team and get 10 FREE ink pads! 
The starter kit is already a great deal ($99 for any $125 worth of ANY current products) and there is no obligation for further purchases.  That's right, no obligation for further purchases.  You can buy just the starter kit, get the 10 FREE ink pads, and never buy another thing.  You don't even have to remember to 'Cancel' or do anything,  Just never buy anything.  Now of course I hope that you will stay, I hope that you will like the products and the friendships, the sharing of ideas and the creativity.  The sense of accomplishments and pride in your creations and in seeing the happy faces of people who receive your work.  But I know that sometimes you jump into things, truly thinking that you will do more, but then time and life can get in the way and I get that.  When I joined almost 15 years ago I had small children, so I just bought here and there for just myself, and I liked the discount I got by being a demonstrator. I did the minimum to stay active, and I was my only customer.  Then my sister asked me to put together a scrapbook group for herself and a few fiends that liked my scrapbook pages, so I did that for a bit and was happy to not be my only customer, but I still just did that once a month.  Then as my kids got older I added some things, a card class here and there, special events for women's groups, things like that.  Now I have a blog and a video channel, customers from all over and a great team.  Being a demonstrator can be what ever you want it to be. Just you, getting great deals on your stamping supplies through your discount, or a bit of fun with a few friends once and a while by getting together for a craft night, or making a bit or a bunch of extra income by hosting classes and clubs and  more.  It is all up to you.
Watch my video for more info, or click the Join my team tab under the blog header to get started picking out your custom starter kit, any $125 for just $99 with FREE SHIPPING on the kit and ten extra ink pads thrown in on top of that already great deal.  That's an additional $67.50 in free stuff! 
Contact me with any questions, but remember, the deal ends today!!