When there is a holiday at the beginning of the month, I seem to start off slower than usual! It was a lovely Labor Day, and it got me thinking about workers that often go unthanked…so here’s a shout out to a few of the people who keep things running smoothly so my life is easier: To those who work in Utilities (including waste management, keeping us clean) THANK YOU! People who keep my lights and internet working, WAHOO! And those unsung heroes that plant, weed and harvest so I can eat, YOU ROCK! Seriously, my life would suck without you (hmmm..that could make a great song…)
On to September Stampin’ New & Noteworthy!
And here is the “Best Of” Autumn stamp set available now:
You may have heard that our beloved CEO and co-founder of Stampin’ Up! Shelli Gardner was in an accident last week. I am so grateful that it wasn’t worse and that she is on the road to recovery! Her husband has “hacked” into her blog and you can follow the story HERE (starting on August 31, 2013)
It always amazes me how small miracles add up and reveal the arm of the Lord in our lives. As a whole SU! community, we are appreciative that her life has been spared and pray for her speedy healing.
… The holidays are just around the corner! But if you’ve seen Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog, you know that it’s not time to panic because we have the holidays all wrapped up. Whether you have gifts, wrapping, or décor with all of the trimmings on your list, you’ll find it all in the Holiday Catalog with festive inspiration. For example, there is the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (#133463) - perfect for all of your fall gatherings and events. And when you bundle it with the Thankful stamp (#133341 - bundle), that’s a 15% savings for you!
Now is the perfect time to get started planning, so if you haven’t seen the Holiday Catalog yet, contact me to your own copy or come to one of my upcoming events. Don’t forget that when you shop with Stampin’ Up!, you receive rewards when your order reaches $150 - and that includes products from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog, the Holiday Catalog, the Clearance Rack, and My Digital Studio downloads. So get a head start on your holidays and have it delivered right to your front door.
Have you been trying to think of a way to make holidays more affordable this year? Well, have you ever considered doing what I do and becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? Not only will you be able to get your holiday supplies at a discount, you can also earn additional income all while working around your family and holiday events. And just for signing up to become a Stampin’ Up! by the end of August, you’ll also get to choose a fabulous project kit to add to your Starter Kit at no additional cost. Just contact me today and we can get you started.
So start making your lists and your plans, and let Stampin’ Up! And your Holiday Catalog be your go-to resources this season.
Shop from the HOLIDAY CATALOG HERE
Find out more about starting your own Stampin' Up! business HERE.
As mentioned in this post, Paper Pumpkin is the answer to EVERY excuse you could give for NOT being crafty…and while it’s an awesome deal at the regular price ($19.95/month), for just a few more days it’s a KILLER deal for just $10 for the first two months you try it!!! WHY NOT TRY IT???
Seriously, it’s a fabulous chance to give yourself (or a friend) 30 minutes of creative fun and it comes with everything you need to get started except scissors and adhesive. I’m pretty sure that you have scissors lying around your house somewhere, so let me make this a NO BRAINER decision and tell you that anyone who signs up for My Paper Pumpkin (yes, just click those words or the image above and they’ll take you to the magic kingdom to sign up…) with me before August 31 (make sure to enter the code PUMPKINDEAL when checking out), will receive a Stampin’ Up! Glue Stick in the mail. No more excuses. Go now.
You’re still here? If you have questions, let’s see if this FAQ answers them.
My sweet friend Carolyn from Canada and her talented daughter Jenna created this fun commercial (and took 4th place in the SU! Commercial Contest at convention for it!). It pretty much sums up how I feel when I get My Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail each month!!
Freedom is all about choices, isn’t it? We have a great choice for you at Stampin’ Up! when you become a demonstrator before August 31st: Pick a Project kit FREE!
- Simply Created Halloween Banner
- Simply Created Christmas Banner
- Simply Created Thankful Tablescape Kit
- Tag-a-Box Bundle
Need more reasons to become a demonstrator? I’ll be listing 25 reasons (for Stampin’ Up!’s 25th Anniversary) on my Facebook Page along with updates from Stampin’ Up! Convention this week!
I’ve needed to make birthday cards for my Stampin’ Family, and the sketch over at Create with Connie & Mary inspired me to make this simple, shapely and cheerful greeting (with a little embossed bling on the birthday)!
Don’t be afraid to take a sketch and turn it on it’s side, like I did with this one:
Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin’ Up!):
Stamps: Blue Ribbon (wood~131964 or clear~125981)
Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171) and Raspberry Ripple (126859)
Paper: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla card stock, Birthday Basics DSP(130145)
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (131930), Heat Tool (129053), Big Shot (113439), Oval Accent Bigz Clear die (127055), Ovals Collection framelits (129381), 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch (118874), Occasions Paper Piercing Pack (129387), Paper Piercing Tool (126189) and Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199).
As always, you can order supplies HERE and don’t forget that Designer Series Paper (DSP) is Buy 3, Get 1 FREE this month and if you order on my website during July 2013, enter hostess code JF3KWJT7 because someone will be the “Mystery Hostess” and get some fun goodies this month!
I’m going to make a bunch of these cards with the other papers in the same pack and I’ll post a picture on my FB Fan Page, if you want to see samples in varying colors and designs 🙂
It’s like Christmas morning when I get my hands on the new Stampin’ Up! catalog…do you feel the same way? This beautiful new cover makes me grin every time I see it!! What’s inside is just as freakin’ awesome (as my kids say). To flip through the catalog virtually, click on the picture above. To order from it, CLICK HERE!
Along with the new catalog comes a few other fun announcements! First, the new “Best of” set for June:
And finally, a few updates for My Digital Studio: Get the new colors FREE next time you have an internet connection and update your software: