November Classes

Hi Stampers, welcome back to my Creative Spa.

I can’t believe we are half way through October all ready.  Where has this year gone?  My grandmother used to tell me time went by faster and faster as you get older.  She was right on that one.

If you have been following me on Facebook, you know I have been preparing for many upcoming events.  Several of them are classes for November.


Gift Giving Galore: Let people know how special they are by wrapping those special gifts in a handmade gift bag with coordinating Christmas card. Make 6 bags and cards Dates: November 8 or November 22 at noon. Fee: $30






CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK: Christmas will be here before we know it. We all need Christmas cards. Come make 20 cards, five each of four designs. Matching envelopes included. Dates: November 8 or November 22 at noon. Fee: $25



CHRISTMAS SCRAPBOOK TIN: Make a cute Christmas scrapbook for a gift, or

keep it for yourself. This adorable metal tin will have places for up to 8 photos or journaling. Dates: November 5 or November 19 at 5:30pm. Fee: $15 (max limit 25)


All classes will be held at the Bucksport Middle School Library.

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Please register 10 days before class date.  Space is limited. Contact me to register today!  Enjoy an afternoon or evening creating and socializing with a great group of crafty people.  Don’t forget to bring your scissors and favorite adhesive.


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Celebrate Love

Welcome Stampers to my Creative Spa!

imageI guess love was in the air when I was stamping.  Here is another card celebrating love.  This could be used for a annivarsary or a wedding card.  Any color combination could be used depending on the need.

Have you noticed the new masks in the catalog?  I used the Hearts & Stars Decorative Mask. The masks are so easy to use.  If you have a little bit of painters tape, it will make it that much easier.  Place a small piece of tape on the back of you card to hold it in place.  I couldn’t find my tape so I used a glue dot.  Be very careful removing it because it can tear your card stock.

Next, ink up your Sponge Dauber.  Rub your ink over the openings in a circular motion. I started at the bottom and worked my way to the top without re-inking the sponge.  This is what caused the faded look.  You would do the reverse and have the lighter shade at the bottom or re-ink your sponge and have a solid color.  There are so many choices.

Once again, punches made the layers of this card super easy! The Decorative Label Punch,  the Scallop Oval Punch, and the Large Oval Punch.  Glimmer Paper for some bling and a little Venetian Crochet Trim for added romance.

Don’t forget August is Big Shot Bundle Month.  Order a Big Shot and receive on of several stamp set and framelit bundles FREE!  If you already own a big Shot you can get the bundles at a 15% discount!  I just love Bundles and saving $$!

I still have a few openings for my Blendabilities 101 Class.  I need to have your CIAF-Group2-Jul14
registration for the live class or class to go option by August 18.  Email me with any questions or to registers.

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Blendabilities 101



If you are like many of my customers you have been curious about alcohol markers but hesitant to try them because of expense and complicated color systems. Stampin’ Up! has seen the need and a simple and affordable alternative in the newly released Stampin’ Blendabilities alcohol markers. I am so excited to share them with you!

Alcohol markers are popular for their vibrant colors and the ability to blend and shade without the streaking you can get with traditional markers. Other brands offer quality and variety, but can be frustrating to use and too costly for paper crafters. Stampin’ Blendabilities come in sets of 3 pre- coordinated (light, medium, and dark) shades of the same color instead of complicated scheme that take time to learn. The colors coordinate with all our products, making it easy for you to coordinate your coloring with cardstock, Designer Series Paper and embellishments.

These markers don’t require expensive paper to look good, I recommend our Whisper White cardstock. Let me show you how you can use these markers on more than just paper. I know over a dozen different techniques for alcohol markers

I am holding a Blendabilites 101 Class at our local Middle School.  August 27 at 6 pm.  You will leave with two full cards, two 3×3″ cards and a sticky note holder.It’s time to unleash your inner artist!

Reserve your spot today and get ready to learn some of the many alcohol marker techniques that I know you’ll love using again and again!

Class includes the projects featured above PLUS you will receive your own set of Blendabilities Markers to take home with you that night.

Join me live for $25 or
Class To Go option for $30

You must register with me no later than August 18 for either option. Email me today to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

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Join me at my creative spa for paper therapy and chocolate.

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Did You Receive Your Newsletter Today?

Have you signed up for my newsletter link on the right hand side?  If not, do so now!  Here is a copy of the one I mailed out today.  It has all the information about Paper Pumpkin, Blendablitites, and Stamp Club.  Feel free to read it here, I know you’d hate to miss something.

Email me if you would like to join me for Stamp Club or the Blendabilities 101 Class


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Save the Dates:


August Stamp Club Begins 8/17

12noon Bucksport Middle School.  Make 3 monthly projects using the most current Stampin’ Up! products, while you build your stamping collection and earn Hostess Merchandise.

email me to join

Blendabilites Class

August 27, 6 pm Bucksport Middle School

join me in person for $25 OR as a Class To Go $30

Both versions will include 1 set of Blendabilites markers and complete instructions to duplicate these projects at home. Must register by 8/18 to have supplies by the night of the class.

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Happy New Year! 

In America, not only do we celebrate our country’s birthday, it is also the New Year for Stampin’ Up!


What does that mean?  It means  there is a brand new catalog with wonderful new products and ideas.  Have you received your new catalog?  If you haven’t, contact me right now. 

It also means Stamp Clubs will be starting. Build your stamp collection a little each month with a minimum order and receive hostess credit as well.  Email me to join now or if you have questions for me.

New classes will be starting up as well.  You can join me at these live events locally; or you can have your class To Go.  This is a new service I will be offering.  If you are unable to attend my local classes due to the fact you are busy at that time or you live too far to travel; classes can be mailed directly to your door complete with directions.

1/2 Off Your First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin!

July 16- Sept 10, 2014:

Offer Detail: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Order your Paper Pumpkin  right here.  Paper Pumpkin will be delivered straight to your door every month.  All supplies, except adhesive of your choice, are included in your monthly kit.  Most projects are completed in 30 minutes.  Great for people with busy schedules, but still need their paper therapy time. (Sorry chocolate is not included either)


NEW ALCOHOL BASED MARKERS: Blending colors with markers has never been easier! There are 7 sets of colors to choose from:

  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Skin tone Assortment
  • More colors will become available in August.

Not only can you color images on paper, you can color buttons, brads, and window sheets!

I will be having a Blendabilities 101 class  August 27, 6 PM as well. Register for this class today. Class fees include projects and your own set of Blendabilities Markers to take home with you that evening along with the directions for all the projects we make. (Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and Blendabilities Ink Lifter can be added for $11 more if you want to start creating at home immediately.)

*Must register no later than 8/18/14 to have supplies the night of the class

 All rights reserved.All stamped images are copyright of Stampin’ Up! 1990-2016. They are shared for personal non-commercial use and inspiration only. Thanks for your support!


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Weekly Deals March 18

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder Item # 124114
Regular Price: $4.75 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.56 US/$4.46 CAN

Silver Glass Glitter Item # 120995
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$4.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$3.71 CAN

Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Emboss Powder Item # 122950
Regular Price: $4.75 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.56 US/$4.46 CAN

In Color Boutique Details Item # 130938
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$11.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.63 CAN

Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elements Item # 118764
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.63 CAN

Scallop Trim Border Punch Item # 118402
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN

Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim Item # 130021
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Grad Party Ensemble – Digital Download Item # 129877
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Click below to order online.  After all, paper therapy and chocolate have no time limits.

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Don’t Forget

Saleabration photo Don’t be like this lady and forget to place your Sale-a-braton order.  To see the Sale-a-bration catalog click here.  This offer ends March 31, 2014.

For every $50 you spend before tax and shipping, you will receive your choice of items from the Sale-a-bration catalog.There is not a limit to this offer.  If you spend $50, receive one item.  Spend $300 and you will receive six items free.  Isn’t that AWESOME?!?!

To start your shopping, click here.

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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 to your address book.  Also, please don’t keep me a secret.  Feel free to share this with your friends.

Email me if you have any questions.




Stamp of the Month Club Starting Soon and Saleabration Continues




Stamping With Stace Newsletter.  New Stamp of the Month Club

Save the Date:

March 9: Stamp Club, Orland Fire Station 12 noon.

April 13: Stamp Club, Orland Fire Staion 12 noon

May 11, Stamp Club Orland Fire Station 12 noon

More Classes coming soon,

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Please add me to your address book

I don’t want to get lost in your spam folder.

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!


Ends March 31: Don’t miss out on your chance of earning exclusive products during Saleabration for every $50 you spend.  Earn an extra $30 in hostess credit for qualifying workshops. Join my team before the end of the month and you will receive $150 worth of product for only $99 plus free shipping! 

See the Saleabration catalog right here.

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.

 All rights reserved.All stamped images are copyright of Stampin’ Up! 1990-2016. They are shared for personal non-commercial use and inspiration only. Thanks for your support!



Weekly Deals- Feb 18, 2013

In Color Dahlias Item # 127556
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Label Insert Pop’ N Cuts Die Item # 130160
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Gold & Silver Stampin’ Glitter  Item # 132205
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Silver Metallic Encore Pad Item # 132142
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.71 CAN

Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 116824
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

3/16 Inch Corner Punch  Item # 119871
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Etcetera Designer Series Paper  Item # 130129
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

A Royal Day Ensemble – Digital Download Item # 130079
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Don’t miss out on these awesome deals, they’re great for paper therapy!

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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


Would you like to go to Salt Lake City this summer?  Join my team today and you can!  We could see all the sites together.  Ask me how you can register for free.

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Feb 4 Deals of the Week

Have you been to been to my stamping store to see this weeks deals?  Wonderful ribbons,  modeling clay (which is the smoothest clay I have ever felt, great for those with tactile issues), stamps, canvas, dies and digital downloads.  Don’t miss out on these specials, they are only this special price for a week.

Check out my store every Tuesday for Deals of the Week


We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130018

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Soft Sky 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 131210

Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN
Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN
Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
From My Heart Wood Mount Stamp Set
Item # 132007

Regular Price: $39.95 US/$48.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $29.96 US/$36.71 CAN
Canvas Creations Item # 129375
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$4.13 CAN
Delicate Dies Sizzlits Die Item # 126999
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN
Sweetest Ever Valentines’ Designer Template Item # 129009
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN 

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Sale-a-bration 2014 Starts Today

SALE-A-BRATION STARTS TODAY!!!  This is the biggest sale Stampin’ Up! has every year.  Starting today, for every $50 you spend on Stampin’Up! merchandise (before tax and shipping) you will receive and item of your choice from the Sale-a-bration catalog. There is not a limit to how many free items you can earn.  Spend $100 get two items free.  Spend $300, earn 6 free items from Sale-a-bration, $50 hostess credit plus an additional $30 in hostess dollars for participating in Sale-a-bration.

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Have you ever thought about joining the Stampin’ Up Family?  Sale-a–bration is a perfect time to join.  During Sale-a-bration you can get your starter kit for Just $99 AND you get to select $150 worth of products!  Contact me and we can chat to see if you would like to join my team.  This special ends March 31, 2014.  Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity.





On a personal note, the Coombs family is finally getting over the flu. I will be able to start crafting again soon.  Tonight I spent the evening just catching up on the dishes.  Who knew 3 sick people could go through so many dishes??  The laundry didn’t get out of control because we were all in our pajamas for days :)  I guess there has to be a positive side to every thing.

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iMovie Or Bust! My Shameless Commercial

This year middle school students received iPads. Within minutes they were video chatting and making movies of each other.  I’m not even sure it took them minutes, it was really nano seconds.

On the second or third day of having received an iPad, a sweet little boy showed me a video he had made with one of his home movies. So it turned out the boy wasn’t so sweet and it was a preloaded video on the iPad he had altered.

Some where in my brain said, “I have to learn this!” It wasn’t as hard as I thought. I am sure there is SOOOOOO much more that can be done with it.  Anyhow, here is my shameless commercial.


So join me next time with my inky fingers and simple pleasures.


Witching Hour Event!

First Annual Buy One Get One FREE Event. Buy retired items from my personal stamp collection (regular and reduced prices) and receive the SAME DOLLAR AMOUNT FREE FROM ANY CURRENT STMPIN’ UP! CATLOG FREE! That’s right, if you spend $100 on my retired products, you will earn $100 of FREE merchandise of your choice from the current catalogs. Bring a friend and BOTH of you will receive a gift from me! Email me for directions to the event being held in Bucksport, ME.

New Catalog Is Here

20130601_AC_en-USThe new catalog is here. If you don’t have your own copy, contact me right away and I will get one to you. I may even throw in a special item with it as well 😀

I hope you have a large cup of coffee,  a pen and your wish list.  Your wish list will be long. Here is a wish list for you to get started with.  MyWishListPDF you may have to print two or more copies 😀  Email me your wish list along with your snail mail address and you may get a little surprise from me.

MyWishListI think you will love the layout of the new catalog.  One thing that may strike you as odd at first, or maybe you will be like me and not notice until the 500th time looking at it, there are not any fall/winter holiday stamps.  OH MY GOODNESS, NO WINTER STAMPS…. Do not panic. They will all be in the holiday catalog.  I can’t wait to see what the new designs will be since the carry over list is relatively small.

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Grab Your Greetings From The New Catalog!

Not only does the new catalog start today at 12 noon Mountain Time, there is a sale too. Three stamp sets will be on sale starting today May 31-June 30, 2013.

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Sassy Salutations, Sweet Essentials, and Petite Pairs are 25% off for an entire month.  What a way to start off the summer.  Contact me today to place on order or have a workshop, I only have a couple openings in June.


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Best Bouquet Ever

I do NOT have a green thumb at all.  I am lucky to keep a cactus alive :)

best bouquet closeupCut flowers are pretty but they will pass by eventually as well.  I am sure I have found my solution.  Bloomin’ Bouquet Project Kit to the rescue. This is the Best Bouquet ever, I don’t need to remember to water them.  Aren’t they just gorgeous??  They are so bright and cheerful. Which is wonderful after a week of rain.

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I have decided to keep these in my craft room to be cheerful and to remind me to CREATE.

As soon as I saw this kit and the new Stampin’ Up! catalog, I knew what class I wanted to offer this summer.  BEAUTIFUL BLOOMIN’ BOUQUET BUNDLE.  Come make an entire bouquet of paper flowers using the new stamp set Flower Shop and coordinating Pansy Punch.   You will leave here with a dozen flowers plus enough supplies to make another dozen at home.  INCLUDING THE STAMPS AND PUNCH! This class is $50 with your choice of clear or wood mount stamps.

You must register for this class by May 30, 2013 so I can order enough stamp sets and punches for everyone.

I can’t wait to have paper flowers all over my house to make it cheery.  The color of the flowers can be changed for the time of year. Rich Regals colors would make lovely fall flowers.  Don’t you agree?

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May Specials-Don’t Miss Out!

DEMO_Hostess-Promo_flyer_NA_Half-Page  There are SO many specials going on right now with Stampin’ Up! Please don’t be one of those people who regret missing something this month.

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.

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 of product for $99 plus all the printed material you will need to get started). Join before May 30 and  you will also receive an additional $30 to add to your kit. That makes the starter kit worth $155.00 of stamping supplies. WOW, $155  stamping supplies (plus catalogs and order forms, etc) for only $99 with free shipping.

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).  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 May 30, 2013.

Hostess a workshop during May and you will also receive an extra $30 free with a qualifying workshop.  Remember, your workshop can have a Hostess Code so friends can order directly online and have their products shipped directly to their house.  Even if they can’t make it to the workshop they can still receive a package from the man in brown.



Also, there is only a little more than a week before he current catalog ends. See the current  retirement list here. Many items are selling out fast, especially the accessories and retiring colors.

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Have you tried My Digital Studio? Are you waiting to get items professionally printed? Wait no more. Have your pages or entire albums printed while they are 25% OFF. Also, get some more digital downloads while they are 25% OFF as well.  See everything here.

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Big News! The New Catalogs Are Here! Get Yours Today!

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THE NEW STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOG IS HERE! Oh my goodness I am EXCITED!  This catalog is extremely well designed. It is easy to read, colorful, and filled to the brim with wonderful products.

Stampin’ Up has beautiful new stamps with new punches. Do you like framelits the way I do?  There are plenty of new ones to choose from. New coordinating buttons, brads, ribbons and designer series paper galore.  Holy smokes, I want one of everything.

So, right now, I know you are thinking, “Oh, Stace, I want to see one so badly. How do I get one??” Well, I’m going to tell you.

There are FOUR ways to get one.

First: Join one of my stamp clubs. You will earn lots of more than just a free catalog.

Second: Place an order of $100 or more on my online store May 15-31, 2013. I will send you a catalog priority mail.

Third: Pre-order one May 15-30, 2013. Pre-order your catalog today for $10 which includes priority shipping.  Also, you will receive a $10 coupon from me to put towards your next purchase. Use the Pay-Pal button to order yours now!


Fourth: Become a Demonstrator yourself. To read about the benefits of becoming a demonstrator, click here. To Join My Team click here.

So, which of the four ways are you going to get your catalog today??

Join me next time with my inky fingers and simple pleasures.


Masculine Just Believe

Masculine just believe

Just Believe is one of my favorite stamps sets and I hate to see it on the retirement list. I find it simple and elegant design. It can be used on an ink pad for a solid colored image. Or the image can be colored  with markers for a multicolored image.  It can be dressed up with pearls and rhinestones. The possibilities are endless.  <sigh>

So here is a basic card that can be used for many different occasions. Father’s Day, masculine birthday, thinking of you.  It all depends on the verse stamped or message written inside.

The background was stamped with a clear acrylic block and not a rubber stamp. Isn’t it great when you can use products for more than one use?? It is a very simple technique.  Place/tap the acrylic block on your ink pad. I used Crumb Cake.  Then lightly mist the acrylic block with water-this step is optional depending on the desired look. Adding the water makes it look more like a watercolor painting to me. Then use the block like it is a rubber stamp. Ta-da instant background image. Next stamp your main image.

Supplies used to make this project:

  • # 116948 (w) # 120453 (c) Just Believe Stamp Set
  • # 120953 Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • # 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock
  • # 100730 Whisper White Card Stock
  • # 126975 Crumb Cake Ink Pad
  • # 126974 Early Espresso Ink Pad

Head over to my online store so you don’t miss out on any retired products.  Once they are gone they are gone. ce8a55e089dd6dc7435ed1cbc72bb43c

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