Something Special for Someone Special

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Do you ever need a cute little pouch to put something in?  Perhaps something for a CD or photographs?  This is one of the fastest and cutest projects you will ever make.  A half sheet o f Designer Series Paper, a half sheet of white card stock, and a little bit of ink is all you need.

Start off with a 6′ X 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper(DSP).  I used  Crips Cantaloupe in this sample.  You want to score it at 4″ and 10″.  I punched a 6″ strip of Whisper White card stock with the Scallop Boarder Punch.  I adhered this to the smaller flap, which will become the top flap. This helps cover the small gap when the flap is closed. Place a strip of sticky strip on the two outer edges of of the 4″ piece.  This will form the pocket.

Next you will want to make a belly band for the top.  It is 1 1/2″x 11″.  It does not quite go all the way around the top of the package.  That’s ok, do not panic.  Use your Decorative Label punch with another coordinating color from your DSP.  I used Baked Brown Sugar.  Place a dimensional on each edge of the whisper white band.  Place the punched piece of Baked Brown Sugar over the dimensionals.  This will make the spacing come out perfectly.  Use coordinating ribbon as well.  I used about 13″-14″ of the Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Trim.

Third, stamp the large label from Chalk Talk on Whisper White card stock with Baked Brown Sugar ink.  Cut it out using your Big Shot and the coordinating Chalk Talk frame lit dies.  I hooked the label onto the ribbon.  I placed a dimensional near the top just to help hold it in place a little better.  Make sure it is only on the white belly band so it doesn’t stick to your pouch.

Here is the pouch opened.  It is the perfect size to place a stack of  4″x6″ photos.  Or if

imageyou’d like to give hundreds of photos, place a CD inside the pouch.  Maybe some sort of thin chocolate bar would fit in there instead of photos? Hmmm….  What will you put in your pouch?

Supplies need to make this project:

  • 130031 Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon
  • 120907 Decorative Label Punch
  • 130136 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 100730 Whisper White Card Stock
  • 131174 Baked Brown Sugar Ink Pad
  • 134439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 130658 Magneti Platform
  • 132731 (wood mount) or 132730 (clear mount) Chalk Talk Bundle- save 15%

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Paper Therapy in Your Mailbox

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It’s finally here!  Paper Therapy in Your Mailbox with the Stamp of the Month Club.  The first stamp set I am featuring is Tag It.  It is an adorable stamp set that has so much flexibility.  You can celebrate a birthday, an achievement, Christmas and send someone get well wishes.

Another wonderful benefit to this stamp set is the Ronald McDonald House charities.  For every stamp set purchased, $3 will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House charities.  While you are building your stamp collection, you will be helping families in need.

Another wonderful thing is this stamp set coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelit Dies (item # 129983).  I just love when stamps and dies go together.  It makes cutting out the shapes so much easier.

So, I am sure you are wondering what comes with the Stamp of the Month Club.

You’ll receive the stamp of the month with three completed cards. You’ll get a full color photo and list of supplies for each card (including measurements) so you can use your own cardstock and supplies to duplicate the cards at home. You’ll love having a completed card to look at and reference when you go to stamp one yourself! There will also be a video showcasing how to make one of the cards.

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Deal of the Week- Feb 25

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My Newsletter Didn’t Play Nice

Yesterday I discovered I had issues with the Sign Up for My Newsletter button.  If you have signed up within the last few days, please “re-sign” up for it.  I would hate for you to miss anything else in the future.  Here it is, just in case it did not make it into your email.  Don’t forget to add stace@stampingwithstace.com to your address book.  Also, please don’t keep me a secret.  Feel free to share this with your friends.

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Stamping With Stace Newsletter.  New Stamp of the Month Club



Save the Date:

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April 13: Stamp Club, Orland Fire Staion 12 noon

May 11, Stamp Club Orland Fire Station 12 noon

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As I write this newsletter, it is snowing AGAIN. Is anyone else tired of the snow like I am?  I am pretty sure I heard my flip-flops crying the other day.  Has the winter weather kept you busy or have you been hiding in your craft room? I have been busy with winter sports.  Not participating, being the taxi.  My daughter is on the wrestling team.  February was busy with birthdays, vacations, and lots of snow days that I didn’t travel anywhere.  All this has had me thinking about how it would be wonderful to have a way for my friends to stamp with me, even when we can’t get together. 

Paper Therapy comes straight to your door with Stamp of the Month Club

Build you stamp collection with a new stamp set every month! Along with each stamp set, you’ll receive three REAL card samples using the featured stamp set each month. You’re sure to be inspired by these actual completed cards (this is NOT a card kit)!

Plus, you’ll get a full color photo and list of supplies for each card (including measurements) so you can use your own cardstock and supplies to duplicate the cards at home. You’ll love having a completed card to look at and reference when you go to stamp one yourself!

Each month you’ll receive a package in the mail that includes:

  • Stamp Set of the Month: brand new Clear Mount stamp set valued between $16.95-$18.95**
  • Three Handmade Cards: completed cards created with the featured stamp set
  • Full Color Printout: photo and supply list for each card

** Stamp sets may be substituted if you already own or don’t like the featured set.

As part of this new club launch, I will start a new video tutorial series featuring at least one of the club projects!

Stamp of the Month Club costs $30/month. When you participate in 3 consecutive months, you’ll get $5 off the 4th month!

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Say It Your Way

Custom Photopolymer Stamps: You can make a custom stamps your way.  It can be a custom return address stamp.  What a wonderful house warming gift for the person/couple with a new home.  Make a thank you stamp, created a “Stamped by ___” stamp, or “this belongs to ___” stamp.  Check out all the possibilities here.  These stamps also coordinate with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.

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Party Bags

Are you having a birthday party for your child and need those little goodie bags to send home with all the little children?  Do you need a quick little gift bag for some small items?  I have made a gift bag holder that is so easy, it can be made at the last minute.  Which is usually when I get things done.

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Stampin’ Up! has these cute little Tag a Bag Gift Bags with a cute chevron pattern on them.  There is also an accessory kit to go with it.  However, I used one of the Paper Lace Doilies and a strip of the In-colors Designer Series Paper about 1″ wide cut into a banner.

I stamped one of the flowers from Flower Shop with Coastal Cabana ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.  I used the Pansy Punch to punch it out. (Purchase the stamp set and punch as a bundle and save 15%.)

I used a glue dot to adhere the Strawberry Slush button to the flower.  A few more glue dots to adhere the completed flower to the banner.  I used a staple to close the bag shut once the party favors were placed inside.

Supplies needed to create this project:

  • 131370 Tag a Bag Gift Bags
  • 129399 Tea Lace Paper Doilies
  • 130136 In Color Boutique Details
  • 131175 Coastal Cabana Ink Pad
  • 131297 Coastal Cabana Card Stock
  • 130136 Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 103683 Glue Dots
  • 132727 Flower Shop Bundle

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Grammie’s Garden

Here is another scrapbook page I made using My Digital Studio. vcr challenge-001

Another reason I like My Digital Studio (MDS) is not only do you have all the selections of Designer Series Paper Stampin’ Up! has ever made; you can make your own backgrounds using your photos.

The background here is a photo I took of my mother’s tulip.  I adjusted the opacity of the photo so it looks more like background paper.  It also allows the other photos to pop.  I added a little journaling to describe our day.

One thing about My Digital Studio is once you make a design, you can have multiple copies made without doing any extra work.  Once this page was done, two copies could be printed.  One for Grammie and one for me.  My Digital Studio is great for scrapbookers who don’t have much time or don’t want the mess.  Everything can be right on your computer.  All the papers and embellishments along with all your photos from your digital camera.

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Shoes and Rings and MDS, Oh My!

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Yesterday I commented how I missed my flip-flops and had actually had a scrapbook

page about them. There is an actual story behind it.  I don’t just scrapbook about my shoes normally.  I have copied and pasted the post below from my old blog.  It was originally posted May 2011.
I am determined to learn how to use My  Digital Studio from Stampin Up!  There was a challenge on VC Rocks this week to make a scrapbook page with a photo of just yourself.  Well first of all, I am the one usually taking the pictures-so I am not in that many.  Second, to find where the heck I put the photos….

So here is my silly little story of a picture I took of myself two days ago.  Oddly it is of my hand and foot-not my face.

More of the story:

At the end of my daughter dance recital, when all the parents were in the hallway I saw a lady wearing a pair of these shoes.  I grabbed my mother’s arm and said “Look at those shoes!  They would match my ring!”

So after going out to eat, I had to go to the mall.  I went to 4 or 5 stores before finding them.  describing them to different clerks, walking up and down rows and rows of shoes.  And finally, there they were right near the window!!  And they were on sale for $12.99!

I was so excited I had to tell all my facebook friends/family about them.  The first response was from my mother making sure I had not mugged the poor lady from the dance recital someplace. (Really, how desperate does my mother think I am???).

Have you tried My Digital Studio yet?  Did you know you can get a 30 DAY FREE TRIAL? Click here to get your free trial.  It is a very easy program to use.  It can be used for card making, scrapbooking and home decorating projects.  If you are like me and need to see things because you  are a visual learner, don’t panic.  Stampin’ Up! is such a great company, it also has a website just for My Digital Studio.  Oddly enough it is: www.mydigitalstudio.net. It has the store, blog posts, challenges, classes and video tutorials.  Click here for the video tutorials to get started.  What’s the worst that can happen?  Try it out for 30 days.

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I Can’t Thank You Enough

“I Can’t Thank You Enough”  is how I feel towards everyone who comes to visit my little

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I have been enjoying the 2013-2015 In Colors.  They are so cheerful and springy.  As I told someone the other day, there’s so much snow here it makes my flip-flops cry.  I am probably the only person who has ever scrapbooked a page about their flip-flops! I’ll share that story later.

Back to my card.   The card base is Coastal Cabana.  The top layer is Strawberry Slush.  I bet you are wondering what stamp set has the circles that are stamped in Strawberry Slush, aren’t you?  Believe it or not, it is from Chalk Talk.  I am sure you are looking at the images and saying “Stace, there isn’t a circle stamp in there”.   Inside the image with the flowers and leaves, there is an open circle area.  Save that cut out piece,  it makes a great circle stamp.

The verse is stamped with Coastal Cabana on Whisper White card stock.  Then I used the Big Shot with the Magnetic Platform to cut out the verse using the Chalk Talk Framelits. I just love when we have matching bundles, it makes my stamping even easier!  A little ruffle trim and a button add great dimension and texture to a simple card.

Supplies need to make this project:

  • 132731 (wood mount) 132730 (clear mount) Chalk Talk Bundle
  • 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform
  • 104332 Snail Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 130024 Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim
  • 130938 In Color Boutique Details
  • 100730 Whisper White Card Stock
  • 131175 Coastal Cabana Ink Pad
  • 131297 Coastal Cabana Card Stock
  • 131178 Strawberry Slush Ink Pad
  • 131295 Strawberry Slush Cardstock

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Chalk Talk & Butterflies

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Here is a card I have been meaning to make for awhile, I learned how to make this from the wonderful Ronda Wade.  I just love these colors together.  Pistachio Pudding, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  It sounds like something to eat!

The card base is another simple, yet elegant design.  The card base is Pistachio Pudding.  A layer of Early Espresso.  The Very Vanilla was embossed with the Beautiful Baroque embossing folder. Look closely and you will see only about 3/4 of the layer was placed in the embossing folder to leaver the bottom section smooth for added dimension.  A piece of Pistachio Pudding ribbon was placed across the seam.

The image from the Chalk Talk stamp set was stamped with Early Espresso Ink.  It was then punched with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  Using a blender pen and just a touch of Pistachio Pudding ink to highlight the words “there’s you”.   I used a framelit to cut the Early Espresso Core’dination card stock.  A few scuffs from a sanding block gives it the aged look.  The verse was attached with dimensionals.  Early Espresso Candy Dots were placed on the edges of they Early Espresso layer.  Click on the image to get a better view.

The last little touch to the card are the butterflies.  The Elegant Butterfly was punched from   Pistachio Pudding card stock and the Bitty Butterfly was punched from Pistachio Pudding Designer Series Paper.  A Very Vanilla Candy Dot was placed in the center of the butterfly. the butterflies were attached with a dimensional as well.

Supplies needed for this project:

  • 130917 Beautiful Baroque Embossing Folder
  • 132731 (wood mount) 132730 (clear mount) Chalk Talk Bundle
  • 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting tool
  • 119859 Extra Large Oval Punch
  • 129406  Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • 127526 Elegant Butterfly Punch
  • 130024 Ruffle Stretch Trim
  • 130934 Neutrals Candy Dots
  • 129956 Core’dinations Card Stock
  • 129367 Stampin’ Sanding Block
  • 131294 Pistachio Pudding Card Stock
  • 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock
  • 126974 Early Espresso Stamp Pad
  • 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • 130137 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 131177 Pistachio Pudding Ink Pad
  • 102845 Blender Pen
  • 104332 Snail Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Convention 2013 Photos

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Somethings can never be rushed.  Apparently, me getting photos of the camera are one of those things.  Stampin’ Up! has reminded demonstrators to start thinking about Convention 2014.  I better upload the photos from Convention 2013.  Here I am at Stampin’ Up! main offices.

We got to have tours of the warehouse where staff packs all our packages for the man in brown to bring to our house. We got to see the museum with Stampin’ Up!’s history. The think tank and offices.  Can you guess where in the building would be from. DSC00371 copy

This is from a wall in Customer Support.  Have you have had to call them?  A few of my customers have and we agree they are the NICEST people in customer support ever!

DSC00444 copyHere is one of the creative rooms.  All the walls are white board so the staff can doodle their ideas on it.  We, thousands of demonstrators, got to sign it during our tours.  Here is mine.DSC00445 copy It says we love SU from Norway, ME.  I know, I should have just signed it in Maine since we all love Stampin’ Up!

Want to know one reason people are so cheerful at Stampin’ Up!?  Look at the inside of their building.  It has such greenery on the inside along with a waterfall.  How could you be cranky in a lobby like this.

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Believe it or not, I met all these ladies while waiting in line for our tour.  We had such fun together.  They were from British Columbia is I remember correctly.  What was I talking about?  I forgot :)

People from all over the world went to Salt Lake City last year for Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary. It was such fun, despite all the lines.  There were over 5,000 people at the conference center.  This year I doubt there will be quite that many.

I enjoyed the outside of the buildings as well.  Maine has lots of mountains but they have pine trees and snow.  The mountains in Utah are very different.  Plus it was 95 degrees without having 95% humidity the way it does here in the summer.

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Here I am outside of the main offices.  You can see the mountains in the background.

At the convention center we got to take lots of photos of all the demonstrations and craft ideas.  Last but not least , we had a little reminder to come back again in July, 2014.DSC00602 copy

 

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Simply Coordinated Card Sets Close Ups

I had posted a card set the other day, with just one photo of all the cards together.  I was asked if I could show the cards individually.  You betcha!

All of these cards are made the same way.  I used different colors and different verses from Really Good Greetings.  All the card bases are a half sheet of 8 1/2″x11″ folded in half for your standard card base. The white layer is 4″x 5 1/4″.  The Designer Series Paper is cut 5″x2″.  The flowers are stamped and punched with the flower Shop Bundle.  One item I did forget to mention the other day, I have a layer in between the flower and button.  I used the 7/8′ Scallop Circle Punch (#129404). image

The Pistachio Pudding card is the only card that is slightly different.  The DSP is cut 3 3/4″x 2 1/2″ so it could stand in portrait mode.

For a full list of supply items, minus the 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, click here.

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Simple Happy Watercolor

Today I made another simple card using the 2013-2015 In Colors.  As I said yesterday, one

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of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up! is that they have so many items that coordinate.

Here I have used the Baked Brown Sugar for a card base.  I layered it with a piece of Pistachio Pudding DSP (Designer Series Paper).  I used Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Trim as an accent. I stamped the flower image from Happy Watercolor with the  Baked Brown Sugar marker.  It doesn’t show well in the photo, but I colored the flower stems and greenery with the Pistachio Pudding marker. Then I cut out the flowers with the Chalk Talk Framelits.  The image is raised with dimensionals.

Card making does not need to be complicated.  Clean and simple lines can be just as beautiful as cards with multiple layers.

Supplies to make this project:

  • 131298 Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock
  • 130022 Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffled Trim
  • 131260 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 120136 In colors Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • 133188 (wood mount) or 133191 (clear mount) Happy Watercolor
  • 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Simply Coordinated Card Sets

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One of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up! is how everything coordinates together.  Card stock, inks, Designer Series Paper and accessories. Many items are sold as bundles as well to help save you money.  I just love that, so I can buy extra stamping supplies.

All these cards are made with the 2013-2015 In Colors.  My first recommendation would be the card stock and ink bundle. It includes a stamp pad of each of the 5 colors, PLUS a variety pack of card stock. Next, I would recommend The Designer Series Paper Stack-40 sheets of 12×12 paper that can add lots of visual texture and design to a card.  Finally, the stretch trim and buttons.

The Flower Shop Bundle is a wonderful set of flower with a coordinating Pansy Punch at a 15% discount.  That savings can go towards the purchase a of a verse set. I used Really Good Greetings.  I think it is cute and inspirational all rolled into one.

Supplies to make this project:

  • 131204 Card Stock & Ink Pad Kit
  • 130136 Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 130938 In Color Boutique Details Buttons
  • 130022 Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffled Stretched Trim
  • 130024 Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffled Stretched Trim
  • 130021 Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffled Stretched Trim
  • 130020 Pistachio Pudding 3/8″ Ruffled Stretched Trim
  • 130023 Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Ruffled Stretched Trim
  • 132727 (Wood Mount) or 132726 (CLear Mount ) Flower Shop Bundle
  • 130330 (Wood Mount) or 130333 (Clear Mount) Really Good Greetings

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So Grateful for Sticky Notes

imageBefore the invention of smart phones, or should I say before I ever owned a smart phone, I was the queen of the sticky notes!   I would drive my husband crazy with them.  They weren’t even “honey do” lists, they were notes to myself.  They were every where, which is what drove him bonkers.

I still love sticky notes and I still buy them in bulk at the beginning of the school year.  They last a little longer now because I can put some things on my phone.

Here is a sticky note cover.  It used the 2013-2015 In Colors.  Baked Brown Sugar is the base,  Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper for the top layer.  Strawberry Slush is used for the belly band and ribbon trim.  I stamped the verse from Chalk Talk onto white card stock with Baked Brown Sugar ink and punched it with the large oval punch.

These little sticky note gifts would be perfect for teachers, secretaries, or busy moms.  They are useful and inexpensive.  Make a batch to give your friends today!

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About You Gift Card Holder

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Do you have one of those friends or relatives that has everything?  Do you need another gift card holder idea?  Here is a fun and easy gift card holder that you can make in just minutes before you head out the door.

All you need is your Big Shot, Deco Label Dies (two largest sizes), and a stamp and you are ready to go.  I cut two of the largest size dies from Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and a half piece of Designer Series Paper for the inside.  With the second largest die, cut one piece from white card stock.

I stamped the image from Really Good Greetings with Strawberry Slush ink on the white card stock.  I wrapped two layers of ribbon. One in Strawberry Slush and one in Crisp Cantaloupe.  I layered it onto the top layer of Crisp Cantaloupe with dimensionals.

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On the inside of the card to make the pocket, I cut small amounts of red sticky strip  to place around the outside edges of the designer series paper.  I actually cut the sticky strip in half length wise so it was 1/8″ wide.  I wanted the most room possible for the gift card.  (I know you’re thinking that’s chocolate Stace, not a gift card.  Well, it is easier to find chocolate in my house.) I also cut a piece of Strawberry Slush card stock 1/4″ wide for decorative trim at the top of the pocket.

Once the top and bottom layers were completed, I used a small silver brad at the top to connect the two.  It makes a nice little swivel hinge.  There you have it.  A simple gift card holder.

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Happy Birthday Doodles!

 

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I can hardly believe 9 years ago today it was snowing bad enough for a school cancelation.  I remember my coworker asking me what I was going to do that day.  I said nothing, I’m staying in my pajamas all day. 

Little did I know, I was going to the hospital. TWICE!  My oldest son broke his collar bone in the morning, and in the evening this little Doodle-bug was born.  This is my favorite picture of her about 3 months old.

Today she turns 9 years old.  Now she is such a big girl that loves to craft (mostly for her American Girl Dolls), loves and takes care of her animals,  and enjoys being on sports teams such as wrestling.  Where does the time go??

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Be A Paper Therapist Too!

 

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Ok I don’t know if you really need to have a degree to be a paper therapist.  Have I told you “Paper Therapy” is a real thing?  My friend who is a counselor told me it is.  Basically anything you can have time to  self reflect is a therapy.  In our busy lives we need to have time to relax and reflect.

One thing I have noticed is between heating fuel costs this cold, cold winter have left me with little play money. Have you noticed the government is taking more of your paycheck?  Has that effected your play money for your family?  Would you like to earn extra money and get a discount on your stamping & scrapbooking supplies?  Then become part of the Stampin’ Up family today.  Joining my Stampin’ Up! team can actually save you money.

You will get to customize your starter kit with any items you like. Why not become the next member of my team. Not only do you get to custom make your starter kit $125  $150 of product for $99 plus all the printed material you will need to get started.

Here is some additional information about joining Stampin Up!

  • Fact: there is ABSOLUTELY NO obligation to ever sell Stampin Up.  Purchase the kit and give the product away as  gifts if you want.
  • Fact: you are MORE than welcome to attend any of my stamping events, and then go home and purchase what you want from YOURSELF at a 20% discount.

Other perks of joining Stampin’ Up!:

  • YOU CHOOSE: for $99 you receive $125 worth of YOU CHOICE of ANY current product in the Stampin’ UP! Catalog.
  •  Free Shipping: the order ships to you FREE, another 10% savings.
  • Tools of the trade: you’ll receive 8 of the new catalogs as part of your kit.  Share with friends, customers or keep one in every room!  The catalog is THAT good with it’s clean simple design, pretty samples and oodles of stamps!
  • Take that TEST DRIVE: Test our demonstrator discounts and benefits from the time you purchase your kit through the end of your first FULL Quarter.
  • Fill your wish list: enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days of joining). This means more income in your pocket.  Stock up on the redesigned foam ink pads, stamps and coordinating accessories.
  •  Every day discount: You’ll receive a 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active by putting in $300 a quarter in sales.  $400 a month in sales and Stampin’ Up! Will pay YOU an additional percentage above your 20% instant income!
  •  Do it your way: Participate as a hobby demo (just purchase for yourself or your family/friends) or build a business!  Offer online classes, in home private classes, workshops, stamp a stacks and more!  With just $300 a quarter in sales to stay active, you can host just one party a quarter or $100 a month in sales!
  • There’s no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop!

Both ways are wonderful opportunities to get lots of wonderful, high quality merchandise.  Contact me today to let me know how you would like to receive your starter kit. Or JOIN ONLINE NOWDon’t miss out on this  Special that ends March 31, 2014.

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Stace

You Are My Sunshine!

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Need a little sunshine in your life.  We are having snow again in Maine.  At least is warming up enough for the kids to go outside and play.

I am dreaming of sunshine, warm weather and flip flops.

My card was inspired by Liisa Rhine. I saw her card online (Pinterest I think).  And thought it was adorable.  It was so cheery when it was snowing here.

I embossed the Bermuda Bay card base with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder from the Saleabration Catalog.  The sun was punched from Pumpkin Pie with the 2 1/2″ circle punch.  Next time I think I will go a little smaller. The sunshine rays are Daffodil Delight punched with the Banner Blast punch also from the Saleabration catalog. If you read the fine print it will also be in the 2014-15 Catalog. The fluffy white clouds are made with new Word Bubble Framelits.  I love when you can use an item for more then one thing, don’t you??

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