Let the Party Begin!

Here are the 25 stamp sets and the 25% off prices (in red)! W=Wood mounted and C=Clear Mount

But wait, there’s MORE!
Kids (and Grandmas) LOVE the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps: Fun for cookies or playdough, and they fit perfectly in a Christmas Stocking (hint, hint)
Annndddd…don’t forget there will be a Thursday special (one day only) so the best day to shop this week will be Thursday 🙂 Put it on your calendar, set an alarm on your phone, stick a post-it to your computer with your wish list, tie a string on your finger to remind you! 
(Just in case you missed it, the $25 starter kit special has also been extended for a few more hours…until 11:59 MST tonight, October 22…
there is always room for more friends in my Stampin’ Family)

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$25 or 25%?

Today, you may teeter between two decisions….

The choice is yours: 
Join my Stampin’ Up! Family for just $25 (ends TODAY, October 21, 2013)
Choose from 25 different stamp sets at 25% off (starts TOMORROW, October 22, 2013)

Ideally, you could choose BOTH ~ Join today and get an additional 20% off the discounted stamp sets as a demonstrator tomorrow 🙂
Whichever way you tip, it’s guaranteed fun for the ride!
10/22/13: GOOD NEWS UPDATE! If you couldn’t make up your mind, you’ve been given a few more hours to mull it over…try Stampin’ Up! for $25 through October 22, 11:59 p.m. (MST)

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Weekly Specials, Daily Deals

Stampin’ Up! is offering weekly Specials (while supplies last) in October, as well as one-day deals each Thursday! While I may not post each Thursday deal here on my blog, I WILL put it on my Facebook page, so make sure to LIKE it, then circle THURSDAY on your calendar for the next few weeks for your Stampin’ Up! Shopping Days, so you can catch both weekly and daily deals while getting you holiday shopping done!

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So Glad

Oh, Anne! She’s my kindred spirit 🙂
Know what else is great about October? Stampin’ Up! specials bigger than a giant pumpkin!
Party More. Get More.
And here’s the “Best Of” Christmas set, available in my store now!
But hold on to your hats, because there is MORE! 
For 2 weeks only (starting on October 7th) you can join Stampin’ Up! for JUST $25!!!
You read that correctly…only $25!
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, SU! is offering this amazing opportunity for 14 days…and it’s a wonderful chance to get your feet wet and see if our “family” is a good fit for you 🙂
I will be sharing more about this offer as the time draws closer, but CIRCLE October 7th with RED pen on  your calendar!

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Employees, Envelopes, Autumn & Miracles

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!

Envelope Punch Board

And here is the “Best Of” Autumn stamp set available now:

Butterfly Bundle

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.
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Helping Make Your Holidays Happier

… 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.


Find out more about starting your own Stampin' Up! business HERE.

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No Excuses Crafting

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.

Q: What is My Paper Pumpkin? 
A: A monthly creative escape: A crafting kit with EVERYTHING prepared for you to make something magically beautiful!
Q: What comes in a Paper Pumpkin Kit?
A: It’s a surprise each month! There have been card kits, journal kits, small scrapbooks, cake toppers…the anticipation is half the fun! You’ll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories and more. And I’m sending you a glue stick. 
Q: Will it come every month?
A: Your subscription is on auto renew so it will ship every month on or around the 15th. You can skip a month or cancel at any time. Just log on to your account and click “manage my pumpkin” on or before the 10th of the month to skip that month or cancel.
Q: When will I be billed?
A: Your credit card will be charged when your Paper Pumpkin is shipped (after the 11th of the month) and you will get an e-mail notifying you that your card has been charged.
Q: Does my Paper Pumpkin project come with instructions? 
A: Yes, of course it does. The instructions will tell you everything you need to know. And they are so easy to follow-we promise.
Q: How much does a Paper Pumpkin membership cost each month? 
A: A Paper Pumpkin subscription is $19.95 per month +tax. Shipping is already included! If you subscribe before August 31, 2013 you will get the first two months for just $10 each (then it will return to $19.95 for the duration of your subscription. Remember to enter code PUMPKINDEAL

Q: How do I start my Paper Pumpkin membership?  
A: Visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com to sign up-it’s that easy!
Q: What is the return policy? 
A: If you are not thrilled with your Paper Pumpkin, please call us at 1-800-STAMP UP, we’ll chat and be your fairy godmother to make your wishes come true.
Q: What is the Welcome Kit? 
A: The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. This initial kit is the same for everyone, regardless of which month you subscribe. If you are a new member, we’ll send the Welcome kit to you for your first month. Bonus! the Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

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Who Needs a Prince?

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!!

What’s even BETTER is that MPP currently has a special offer: 
When you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin before August 31st, you can get TWO MONTHS for half price (only $10 each month)~ A fabulous opportunity to treat yourself or a friend to a monthly creative escape!! 
To get the deal, enter PUMPKINDEAL as the promo code. 

Here’s the July Paper Pumpkin kit…a party in a box! 
Every month is a different surprise and you won’t want to miss any more 🙂
VISIT My Paper Pumpkin to learn more!

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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!

With four AWESOME Project Kits to choose from:

  1. Simply Created Halloween Banner
  2. Simply Created Christmas Banner 
  3. Simply Created Thankful Tablescape Kit
  4. Tag-a-Box Bundle
…the hardest part will be making up your mind which you want! 

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!

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A Shapely Birthday

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 🙂

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