Sale-a-Bration – What’s it all about?

We have just started a very exciting time of year at Stampin’ UP!  If you are new to SU!, you may not be familiar so I’d like to explain why it’s so special.  And if you have been around for a while, it never hurts to refresh your memory! During Sale-a-Bration, there are 3 ways that you can benefit from the promotion.  The first is that you can earn FREE merchandise, just for placing your normal orders.  For every $50 or $100 order (total before shipping & tax) you get to select something free from the SAB catalog!  Many of the items are created to coordinate with items in our new Occasions Catalog, so you’ll want to have both the SAB brochure  AND the Occasions catalog handy when placing orders.  And if you prefer to have real copies in your hand versus the online versions, please let me know and I’ll get them to you!  You can shop on my website here.

The 2nd special deal during this promotion is that you can earn ADDITIONAL HOST BENEFITS when your order reaches $250.  And you DON’T actually have to host a workshop!  This is a great time to stock up on stamping supplies for yourself, or combine your order with a friend (or friends!) and earn $25 MORE in stamping rewards! 
And the 3rd, and probably my favorite benefit is the added bonus you can receive if you decide to join SU! during SAB.  The normal kit price is $99, which would allow you to choose $125 in product for your kit.  BUT, during SAB, you will receive an additional $50 in product!!  Yes, that’s right, you would choose $175 worth of merchandise for just $99!  (Host sets and SAB items are excluded from the kit merchandise selection). 

And as if that wasn’t enough of a deal, SU! has sweetened the pot by giving you ANOTHER option for joining.  For just $129, you will STILL get $175 in product, but in ADDITION, you will receive this amazing Craft Tote to carry all of your goodies!  The tote is valued at $50, so you are saving $20!  This tote is one of the best I’ve ever seen SU! offer, and I’ve been a demonstrator for over 20 years.  It holds so much, it can even hold our Stampin’ Trimmer, something none of my other totes will do.  Here are a few pics, but they honestly don’t do it justice.

And here’s a quick video to show you all the features and benefits.  And just a reminder, the ONLY way to get this Craft Tote is to join SU! during Sale-a-Bration.  It is exclusively for new recruits!   Oh, and I almost forgot, you also get FREE shipping on your kit!

So, what are the benefits of joining Stampin’ UP!, aside from the 2 great kit options being offered right now?  Well, I’m glad you asked!  Here they are:

  • You get to create your own kit!  Choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (including bundles) to fill your kit.  (Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.)
  • 20 to 25% discount on future purchases!  Purchase the starter kit in January and receive a 20% discount (up to 25%) on additional demonstrator purchases thru a minimum of July 31, 2019.  This timeframe allows you to enjoy your discount on the new annual catalog pre-order, which happens in May (the catalog launches in June!)
  • Perfect timing!  You will have the same amount of time (through July 31, 2019) to reach your first $300 sales minimum and renew for the Stampin’ Up! July – September quarter.  Each quarter requirement is $300 in sales after that, and you are given one month’s grace period should you not reach that requirement by the end of the quarter.
  • Enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits while you are active with no risk and no penalty to drop.
  • As a demonstrator, you get exclusive views of new product and catalogs!   View new catalogs and pre-order products a month (or more) before their release (and at a discount)! 
  • A perfect fit!  This offer is for those who are just looking for a hobby, or if you want to work it as a business.  YOU make the choice.
  • It’s just FUN!!!  There are no obligations to host workshops or parties, sell products to anyone else or personally purchase anything once you’ve purchased the kit!  If you decide that it’s just not for you, that’s fine.  Again, THERE IS NO OBLIGATION! 

But if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to keep on gaining all the benefits that come with being a demonstrator.  I have a great team of demonstrators and we LOVE welcoming new members!  You can become a member of my team by clicking here and filling out all the info.  And if you have ANY questions, just reach out to me, I’m more than happy to answer or walk you through the process.

So, that’s all the info about Sale-a-Bration! WOW!!  As I said, it’s an exciting time.   Just remember, SAB ends on 3/31, so don’t delay in taking advantage of all SAB has to offer laugh
Happy Stamping!


NC Demos December Blog Hop – Sale-A-Bration Celebration!

Welcome to my post for this month’s NC Demos Blog Hop! I appreciate you taking the time to check us out this month.  I know that everyone has been so busy preparing and celebrating Christmas, so I hope you take advantage of being able to just sit and enjoy the projects we all created for this month.  You may have just come from Frances Wagner’s Blog.  If you did, I know that you loved her project, she’s so very creative!
This month’s theme is Sale-A-Bration (SAB).  This is a yearly promotion that allows you to earn FREE items based on your purchases.  For every $50 you spend, you can earn something for free.  And you can choose from stamp sets, Designer Series paper, embellishments, dies, and kits!  There’s something for everyone.  If you do NOT have a SAB brochure, please let me know and I’ll get one out to you immediately!  AND, if you’ve ever thought about joining the Stampin’ UP! family, SAB is a great time to do so.  You already get a great deal when you sign up to be a demonstrator, but during SAB, you get so much more!!  Contact me if you’d like more information about it laugh

For my project this month, I decided to use the Home to Roost stamp set.  I love the style of this set.  The Rooster lends itself well to just be stamped in a single color, or stamped in black and colored with Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends or Watercolor Pencils.  I decided to go with a simple design.  And honestly, after the hustle and bustle of the holiday, I NEEDED simple, lol!  I think this card would be great to show a beginning stamper.  It’s not overly complicated, just ink (Stampin’ Blends, in this case), stamps and paper!

I almost always gravitate to full-size cards when I’m creating, but decided to use our note cards this time.  I cut Whisper White cardstock into a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 square and stamped the rooster using Memento Black ink.  Then I colored him using the light Stampin’ Blend versions of Real Red, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.  Then I matted those pieces onto 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 squares of cardstock that coordinated with the color Stampin’ Blends that I used.  Well, except for the Mango Melody, I didn’t like the way that paired with the stamped image so I switched it out to Daffodil Delight. 



Next, I stamped the grass using Memento Black, but I stamped off twice.  I also only stamped the top half of the image on the bottom of my note cards.  I wanted to be sure to leave enough room for the sentiment to be under the Rooster image.  I also stamped one image of the grass on the inside of the note card and also on the outside of the envelope, to tie everything together.  Then I tied 2 pieces of Black Bakers Twine around the bundle.  You can see all the products I used at the bottom of this post.

It took no time at all to make this  little set of note cards.  I’m thinking of giving it away as a door prize at my Open House on 1/5.  I have a fair amount of new potential customers and if they sign up to receive my newsletter I will give them a door prize ticket.  Keeping my fingers crossed for getting a few new attendees for my monthly classes!

One quick REMINDER!  You only have until January 2nd to order from the 2018 Holiday Catalog!  If there are any items that you’ve been waiting to order, now is the time to do it winkTo see the retiring items, click HERE!

I hope you enjoyed this project and that you take advantage of all the great Sale-a-Bration products that will be available starting on 1/3!  Thanks for checking out this month’s blog, and please continue on to see what the rest of the talented team has for you to see!  Jo Anne Hewins is next smiley

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SU! Ordering Deadline for the Holiday!!




Can you believe that it’s already Dec. 1st!? Yikes!!  If you want to order and have your SU! goodies in time for Christmas, you MUST order by 12/13 to receive by Christmas Eve!  But I would highly encourage you to order before then to ensure you will have your items.

Not sure what to give your crafty friends or family?  I can provide SU! gift certificates wink😊  I can mail them directly to you or the recipient, you decide.

AND, if you are ordering from me this month, please use host code 9YBPM494.  You will receive an extra special thank you gift from me.

NC Demo’s November Blog Hop – Holiday Happenings!

Welcome to our NC Demo’s November Blog Hop!  I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving.  And I’m sure many of you are already off and running into Christmas, lol!  I’m always one of those people who just have to wait until Thanksgiving is over before doing anything Christmas related.  So, now I’m ready to jump in. 

I’m glad to be able to get back to sharing with you all.  It has been several months and I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to participate in this one.  But, luckily I had a little time to whip something up.  I held my monthly stamp class yesterday and we made this card using the Dashing Deer stamp set.  This set can be found in our 2018 Holiday CatalogI was inspired from a card I saw on Pinterest, made by Quinn Decamera.  I changed the color scheme and used different ribbon on my version.  I love Navy and Silver, I think it’s one of my favorite combos!

I stamped the trees from Winter Woods across the width of the WW cardstock, using the Stamparatus to ensure I had even spacing.  Then the sentiment was stamped at the bottom.  I ran the stamped cardstock through the Softly Falling embossing folder to give the impression of snow falling.  WW Polka Dot Tulle ribbon was wrapped around the cardstock and tied in a knot, then that was adhered to a piece of Gray Granite CS and everything was attached to the Night of Navy card base.  I cut the deer on Silver Foil and used Dimensionals to mount it to the card front.  And for a little extra bling, I added the Basic Rhinestones.

I wanted to also create a little gift box to go along with the card so I grabbed a Mini Pizza box and carried the same design over to that.  I love these boxes, they are so versatile and fun to work with.  Once I stamped the trees, I also embossed the box using the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I really gives added texture to the top of the box.  I used one of the smaller deer thinlets and adhered him (or her!) to the tied Polka Dot Tulle using a glue dot.  You can fill the box with a gift card, candies, jewelry, the possibilities are endless!




I hope you enjoyed my projects!  All supplies used can be found below.  And now I hope you continue hopping along with us and check out the very talented Jo Anne Hewins.  She always has some amazing projects to share with us!


Toni Campana – You are HERE!

Jo Anne Hewins

Tracie Evans Langley

Sue Root

Anita Trippi



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World Cardmaking Day!




Did you know that the 1st Saturday of October is National Card Making Day?  To celebrate that day, Stampin’ UP! is offering discounts on select stamp sets and stamp kits to help you share the love!  Show someone how much you care by sending them a hand made card!
Just click on the graphic below to go directly to the shopping page for this offer.  But don’t delay, the sale is only good until 10/7!!


August NC Demo Blog Hop – Don’t Be Afraid to Sparkle!

Welcome to the August NC Demo’s Blog Hop!  Our theme for this month is “Don’t be afraid to Sparkle!”  You may have just come from Frances Wagner’s blog, and she always has great projects.  I love seeing how each of us approaches each month’s topic.  And we’d love to have YOU join the blog hop each month, it’s really a lot of fun and helps me stay in a creative mode.  Ok, let’s get on to this month’s topic.  I was so excited to see what it was because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a little sparkle and bling?  I think I use Wink of Stella on just about everything I make because it gives my projects just a little more sparkle!

This month I decided to use one of my favorite sets and embossing folder (so far!) from the upcoming Holiday Occasions Catalog.  As a demonstrator, we are allowed to pre-order products before the catalog goes live so we can start making samples to show our customers laugh  If you’d like to have this privilege as well, ask me how!!   And if you’d like to receive a catalog, please let me know.  I’d be happy to get one out to you.
The set I chose to use is Country Home.  I love the images and the sentiments in this set (see below in the Product List).  And the embossing folder is the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  In fact, my projects use just about everything available in this suite of products!  I made 2 projects, so I’ll start with the card first.
I used one of our gorgeous new colors for my base and my 1st layer, Highland Heather.  And I used our new Dynamic Embossing Folder called Subtle.  If you look closely, you’ll see that it creates a linen type texture, just enough without overwhelming the main image.


I stamped the milk can and the flowers in Memento Black ink and then used our blends to color.  Then I used a very light touch of Frost White Shimmer paint to cover the cotton stems.  It really makes them stand out, although it’s a little tough to capture in the pics.  I fussy cut around the image and tied a piece of  Braided Linen Trim and tied it around the milk can.  I used the Tin Tile embossing folder with a piece of Silver Foil paper and mounted that on Soft Subtle card stock.  Then added the Basic Rhinestone embellishments.  I chose to just use the Thanks on the milk can as the main sentiment for the card.

Just look at the shine on the Tin Tile piece!  It’s beautiful and has the potential for so many combinations of paper, ink and techniques.  I know this is going to be a big seller!  You can also see the Shimmer White Paint a little better with this angle.


The 2nd project I made for this post is this cool Hexagon box.  I used directions from that I found here, Stamp with Peg. The box is actually pretty simple to create, so don’t be afraid to give it a try.  You will need to use a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock for the base.
I used DSP from the Country Lane pack, another item in this suite.  I LOVE the colors used throughout this package.  Fall is my favorite season so I’m always happy when our Holiday Occassions catalog comes out because I know there will be at least one new suite that focuses on this time of year.








I used one more item from this suite that also brings some SPARKLE to the project, and that is the new Chicken Wire Elements.  There are 6 sheets measuring 3 3/4 x 5 3/8, and you can cut that down into the shape needed for your project.    As you can see, I used a small piece behind the sentiment on the front of the box as well as behind the design on the top.  I colored the image with blends again, coordinating the colors with those in the DSP.  And I used the Shimmer White Paint, which I think shows up much better in these pics.







All the supplies used for these projects are listed below, and the new items can be ordered starting September 5th.  I hope you enjoyed the project and the SPARKLE!  Please continue on to see what Jo Anne Hewins and the rest of the amazing NC Demos have created for this blog hop!


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Blooming Summer Savings – Paper Pumpkin Promo!

Did you know there is only ONE day left for new subscribers to join Paper Pumpkin and receive 50% off of your first month??!!  This is a great time to give Paper Pumpkin a try, if you’ve been on the fence about it.  OR if you’ve never heard of Paper Pumpkin and are curious about it.  New month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount and must use the code BLOOM0818 at by August 10, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT).

I’d like to share with you the many benefits of becoming a subscriber.  There are so many of them!

  • Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set that they can use over and over!
  • At least one Classic Stampin’ Spot arrives with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, making it easy to build a collection of colorful ink spots.
  • New subscribers receive a Paper Pumpkin clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and use throughout their subscription.
  • Paper Pumpkin is an incredible value! In addition to sending you an exclusive stamp set and ink spot(s), we include everything you need to make awesome projects like cards, home décor, gift packaging, and more. For example, our card kits (6+ per year) always include 8 cards—at least!
  • It’s flexible! You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at any time.
  • Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Heading out of town? Grab a kit to put together during your downtime. Each monthly project fits in one little box so you can take it anywhere!
  • You get a surprise in your mailbox every month. (Who doesn’t love happy mail?)
  • Every month, we share a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit so that you can pass it along to your subscribers. Just go to to link to our YouTube channel.
  • Create the monthly project by following the instructions included with the kit, or if you’re feeling the urge to get a little creative, head on over to our Pinterest page and get inspired by our subscribers’ brilliant monthly projects.
  • Every subscriber has exclusive access to our selection of past kits. So, when a kit runs out, you can buy more—either as a full kit or a refill (without stamp set and ink). It’s also a great way for you to show your customers the types of kits they can get with a subscription. Click here to see our current selection of past kits, available while supplies last.
  • Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards on prepaid subscriptions, and you’ll earn commissions on the full price of the subscription (excluding the additional shipping calculated at checkout).
  • You’ll love the kits! That’s our promise to you. If you’re not satisfied, call us at 1-800-STAMP UP and we’ll take care of you.

So with all these great benefits, what have you got to lose??  Join now, using the code BLOOM0818 and this link –  But HURRY, because this offer ends tomorrow at 11:50 PM MT. 

PS – I’ve been asked if current subscribers can get in on this deal.  You can!  You just need to subscribe using an email address that is different from the one you used in your current subscription.