Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 2014 My Paper Pumpkin with How To Video

Here we go . . . the July 2014 My Paper Pumpkin Kit! This is a rather LARGE kit!! Six cards, six gift boxes, a roll of ribbon, twine, a great photopolymer stamp set . . . all I can say is WOW!! I've already order two refills for myself. I'm always running behind with my birthday cards and I just know this kit will be a big help for those last minute cards. Plus, the boxes and just delightful!! What a perfect way to surprise my customers or downline members with a little gift. It's just a beautiful presentation . . . and really, isn't presentation part of the gift? I love how presentation builds anticipation!!

Enjoy the How To video below and then if you would like to subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin, I have GREAT news!! It is ON SALE!! Just scroll on down for more information! (Scroll on even a little further to see the NEW deals for this week!)

Paper Pumpkin is ON SALE!!! If you are ready to join and have never tried it before, you can get your first two months for 1/2 off! It's MOST IMPORTANT to use the Promo Code: HALFOFF2 when you subscribe. If you would like to subscribe under me, just click THIS LINK and you will sign up under me. I will send you a thank you card each month that you receive a Paper Pumpkin Kit and you will also get my Free Monthly Thank You Tutorial for having placed an order that month. 

If you are already a subscriber, consider getting a subscription! The six and twelve month subscriptions will actually save you money! See my blog post about Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions. To change your monthly subscription to a 3,6 or 12 month subscription, you can order it via my online store, or let me know and I will order it for you. Once the subscription has been activated, you will automatically start getting it and your prior monthly subscription will be discontinued until the 3,6, or 12 month subscription is completed. Then, the month to month subscription will automatically be re-activated. 

Click below to learn about:
Cards for a Cause - Stamping to Make a Difference!
Early Birds (Aug 4) Get two extra cards FREE!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Re-make of Convention Swap "Hello Love" Card with How To Video

I received a swap card from Linda Madison at Convention and when I got home and started sorting through the cards looking for my favorites, hers was sitting right on top of the pile! You can see Linda's card HERE on her Pinterest Board. I just LOVED it and couldn't wait to recreate it for my customers. Of course, I had a couple of small problems . . . I didn't have the Hello Love hostess stamp set OR the Beach House Washi Tape! lol!

I immediately placed an order (I always need to when I get home from Convention to swoop up stamp sets I didn't "think" I needed until I saw a great swap card that used them) and while I'm waiting for it to arrive, my friend and downline member, Elizabeth, borrowed her Hello Love hostess set to me so that I could start playing right away. I mean ... that's how much I couldn't wait to make this card!!

Oh, and by the way, if you are one of my customers planning to attend Card Buffet this week, you will have your chance at it, too! It's just soooo super cute!! Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share! Below is the How To video with all the measurements and tips you need to make this card yourself.

Click below to learn about:
Cards for a Cause - Stamping to Make a Difference!
Early Birds (Aug 4) Get two extra cards FREE!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Well Worded Birthday Shaker with How To Video

I love this Shaker Card using the new stamp set called Well Worded. This card will be in my Well Worded Class Kit to Go that I am preparing for August.My local customers got to make this at my New Catalog Open House and I also took this card with me to Convention. Pretty and fun and amazingly easy to make! Here is the How To Video:


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Click below to learn about:
Cards for a Cause - Stamping to Make a Difference!
Early Birds (Aug 4) Get two extra cards FREE!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cards for a Cause to Benefit the Dance Team at Concordia Academy, Roseville - See the Photo & Learn How to Participate!

Cards for a Cause

Join the fun and stamp some cards to raise money for the Dance Team at Concordia Academy. We are getting together on Saturday, August 16 from 9am - 1pm at the  Hand in Hand Christian Montessori at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Roseville, MN.

There are two registration options:

Option One: Create & Take - We will make 14 cards; 2 each of 7 designs. Craft, create and share. Enjoy a morning of fellowship, take home beautiful cards that you've made yourself. $25

Option Two: Cards to Go - If you are long distance, on vacation or cannot otherwise attend our event . . . or maybe you just want to help the girls out and get some beautiful hand crafted cards without actually hand crafting them yourself! Your cards will be assembled by the members of the CA Dance Team with assistance from professional card makers. $26. (If you are supporting Cards for a Cause from a distance and would like us to mail the completed cards to you, your registration fee is $31.)

$20 will be donated from each registration to the Dance Team at Concordia Academy. Thank you for your contribution to help the team. It is their time to laugh, to sing and to glorify the Lord with their talents. It is their time to dance.

Click Cards for a Cause to see the flier. If you are interested in getting in touch with me about this event, or would like me to order a set of cards for you . . . please email me. Thank you!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Flower Patch Bundle with How To Video and the Link to Cards for a Cause

One of my favorite stamp sets in the new catalog is called Flower Patch it is a Photopolymer so it's super easy to use for two-step stamping. I coordinates with the Flower Fair Framelits and can be bundled when you order it to save 15%. And, for the card above, I also used the new embossing folder called Lovely Lace for a birthday card that truly lives up to its sentiment! The designer series paper is Back to Black and there are a couple of flower patterns in this pack that also add a bit of flair.

Before I send you onto the how to video . . . I wanted to remind you about my Sea Street Class Kit to Go. I will be placing the order this week and making up the packets. AND, I'm gearing up to throw another Cards for a Cause to support the Concordia Academy Dance Team. This was a great success last year and we are hoping for even more people to sign up to get their cards to go or to join us for a morning of stamping. Click CADT Cards for a Cause to see the flier. My daughter's name is Kasey if you are sending a check to me to get your cards to go or to join us on August 16. When I receive your payment by August 4, you will get TWO BONUS CARDS for total of 16 cards!! It's a GREAT deal and you will help our dancers so much! Thank you! Enjoy the video!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I'm BACK! - with My Favorite Snapshots from Inspire Create Share 2014

It's great to be back, but in some ways, I wish I could still be there! I love the fun we had at Inspire Create Share 2014. Join me now as I share my favorite snapshots from this year's Stampin' Up! Convention.

On Wednesday, some of the people in my group went to "high tea" at the Grand America Hotel. What a delightful two hours of visiting and sharing. The tea, finger sandwiches and treats were delicious. What a relaxing way to start our stay in SLC. L to R: Katherine, Susan, Mary C, Mary K, my daughter Kasey, her friend Danielle and myself.

Stampin' Up!'s Service Project Drop Off Station. Mary and I dropped our donations off. I love how Stampin' Up! always incorporates service projects into their events. These personal care items will be donated to the local homeless shelter.  

Judy and Marlys were out swapping bright and early. This was Marlys's first time to Convention and of course she plans to be back! Judy showed her all the ropes as she is a veteran Convention goer.

I had a "gimpy" foot, falling "up" the stairs just two days before leaving for Convention. This picture shoes it off quite well. I took my daughter Kasey (on the right) and her friend Danielle with me. They spent the week exploring SLC . . . but checked in with me a couple of times at the Convention Center to make sure I was doing OK with my foot. Isn't that sweet?

One of my favorite places to be at the Convention Center was the Recognition Room. There we could relax, chat with other achievers and eat chocolate!

My downline, Angie, on Awards Night enjoying her dessert from The Cheesecake Factory!

Angie snapped this picture of me on the big screen when I walked across stage on Awards Night as a  Founder's Circle Achiever. Oh the JOY!! A special thanks to my downline and customers for helping me achieve this honor for the third year in a row.

Here's the bag with the note of recognition, the letter from Shelli and my Convention Badge with all of the awards and recognition ribbons. I am so grateful to have a job that fills me with joy every single day.

This is the awesome chip and salsa bar that we enjoyed at the fun hoe-down party following the awards. I made one trip, but if I hadn't been chatting so much, I would have made a couple more trips. The salsa and chips were soooo good! So was the ice-cream!!

This is the South Dakota portion of my group at Convention. It all started with Angie! From left to right: myself, Noreen, Karen, Angie and Joyce.

When Convention concluded, we all went out for supper at PF Chang's. This is our whole group: Danielle, myself, Marlys, Mary C, Mary S, Karen, Joyce, Judy, Mary K, Noreen, Angie, Katherine, Kasey and Susan.

And then, across the street we went to get ice cream! yum yum!! Kasey, myself and Danielle.

Judy, Joyce, Mary S, and Marlys. It was delicious!! So light and fresh! I could have eaten more!

Mary K and Katherine, too, were also enjoying the special treat. It was a yummy way to wrap up a great week in SLC. We'll be back next year at Inspire Create Share 2015!

As I limped along on my gimpy foot back to our hotel, I took a picture of  Danielle and Kasey. What a treat to share this week with them. Who knows . . . maybe someday they will be demonstrators, too!

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