Hello stampers! Wow! I can’t believe its been so long. I’m saddened to say that after almost two years with cancer, my senior dog, Missy passed last month. But she didn’t pass from the cancer, or her seizures for that matter, she went into renal failure. She fought through and overcame so much in the last few years from a chronic Lyme disease, a status epilepticus seizure, osteosarcoma in her front leg, a vestibular stroke, and finally her poor kidneys could no longer keep up the fight to clean her body. The last few months she became lame in the leg with the cancer, and needed help getting up. That last month she needed help walking, and even though we expected accidents, she never once dirtied her bed. She lived a good life, she was 14 years old. She lived 4 years longer than her biological brother, Dante. Now the two dogs in my logo are no longer with us. 🙁
Of course it has been a time of adjustment me and my family. We miss her dearly. We are now dealing with Ranger not quite understanding where she went and being upset with her absence. We have to be careful not to say her name, because Ranger’s ears perk up and he runs to the basement door looking for her. I think on some level he does understand that she’s passed on. Poor guy. Somehow I think he needs to be in my logo.
Needless to say I’ve had more time to craft and the crafting helps me cope.
Here’s what I’ve been doing… infatuated with butterflies lately…
I hope you like them!
Remember it’s Sale-A-Bration until March 31st! Free products with any order over $50!
First off, I have a big shout out to Ana C. who won the Super Bowl Hostess Block Party! Whoo Hoo! She won all the hostess benefits = $50 worth of Stampin Rewards plus bonus goodies from me! Enjoy your winnings Ana!
I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is a few days away. Where does the time go? I’ve been busy making treat bags using January’s Paper Pumpkin kit, Adoring Arrows. I’ll be giving these out to co-workers, friends and family. They’re super cute!
Since it’s Sale-A-Bration a 3 month pre-paid subscription is only $55. And it qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Subscribe today so YOU can skip to the fun!
With Paper Pumpkin Stampin’ Up! does the work, so you can skip to the fun! Paper Pumpkin is a fully designed project kit that arrives at your door each month with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go. Be surprised with fun projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more!
So last weekend I attended Spring Fling, a get together of our wonderful group of Stampin’ demos. We get to do make and takes, have hands on learning for new products, learn new tips and techniques, catch up with friends and there are door prizes! Plus there are soooo many samples of cards and projects to get inspiration from!
Here are a few pictures of the sample tables
These are some alternate project ideas for 2 recent Paper Pumpkin kits
This is a card we made for a service project which will be sent to newly deployed servicemen/women.
As a thank you to a fellow demo who helped me out with a past Paper Pumpkin kit stamp set I made this cute little candy tin for her and filled it with miniature organic candy bars.
You’re invited to the Super Bowl Sale-A-Bration block party! Let’s have some fun during the Super Bowl!
Exciting news: there’s a new format to my yearly Super Bowl Sale-A-Bration This year! Instead of earning tickets for various prize drawings throughout the game, you’ll be earning boxes for prizes and to be part of the final mystery hostess drawing…
AND any orders placed with my earn my Stamper Rewards…
Place an order up to $49 earn 3 BOXES
Place an order from $50 – $99 and earn 4 BOXES
Place an order from $100 or more and earn 5 BOXES
Refer a friend (who does not already receive my e-newsletter) who places an order earn 6 BOXES
Schedule a workshop for March/April earn 10 BOXES
Its Sale-A-Bration, so any orders of $50 or more are entitled to pick a FREE set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!
Point Winners during these Quarters, will receive…
1st Quarter Winner – FREE Gift from me with any order!
2nd Quarter Winner – FREE Classic Ink pad with a $45 or more order. This will also allow you to receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set.
Half Time Winner – FREE Designer Series Paper with a $65 order (plus a free Sale-a- Bration stamp set)
3rd Quarter Winner – FREE Baker’s Twine with a $25 order!
4th Quarter Winner – FREE Card Stock package with any order placed minimum
Block Party Extra
The first 2 people to order from me HERE after the first touchdown will get 2 BOXES.
NOTE: I must have a minimum of $150 in orders. If I do not meet this minimum then I will give away a free item from my private stash. US Orders only.
After the game I will draw a name for the Mystery Hostess. They will be entitled to all of the hostess benefits from this party. I will contact the winner to get their picks of Free Stampin’ Up! products.
If you’re placing an online order of less than $150 …..you will want to use the Hostess Code: DV69AGJX
If you’re ordering $150 or more .. you will not use the hostess code because you’ll receive hostess benefits on your own order.
Once you place the order, it will ship directly to you … from Stampin’ Up! I’ll announce on February 8th who gets the hostess benefits.
A special note: if you’ve placed an online order with me in the past, the only thing you need to do differently is add the hostess code, everything else works just the same.
It Ends March 31st Time is running out for you to take advantage of our biggest and most popular sale of the year. Sale-a-Bration is that special time of the year when you can receive bonuses and free exclusive products when you shop, host, or join. These fantastic freebies are only available until March 31st.
SALE-A-BRATION COLLECTION What I Love Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 10 photopolymer stamps Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection by Stampin' Up! 30 acetate cards — MORE —
SHOP & SAVE
Shop now, check items off your wishlist, and stock up on basics like cardstock, envelopes, accessories, and adhesives and earn free products. You'll receive a free exclusive Sale-a-Bration item with each $50 you spend, before tax and shipping, so now is the time to update your wishlist with new items from the Occasions Catalog and stock upon basics.
Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is a rewarding experience. From sharing creativity, making new friends, and earning income, there are many reasons to join. Become a demonstrator and show others how to stamp and share memories with simplified memory keeping. The Starter Kit is always a great deal, but during Sale-a-Bration it's even more rewarding. You'll receive $155 of product and supplies for only $99! CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
Occasions Catalog Preview Love Blossoms Collection Hearts are appropriate any time of the year. Our latest Bloomin' Heart thinlits plays center stage in this collection. Pair the thinlits with our new glimmer paper for an impressive combination. If you've fallen in love with the die but worry about a sticky relationship – worry no more! I have a tip for you below that makes removing detailed die cuts easy.
COLLECTION Bloomin' Heart stamp set 3 dies Bloomin' Love Thinlit Dies 3 dies — MORE —
Tips & Tricks
The Big Shot Die Brush (p. 19) saves you time by making it easy to remove small pieces from intricate dies like the Bloomin' Heart thinlits. (p. 16)
Shop & Save
If you are a stamper, a memory keeper or both – you will really love Sale-A-Bration. Stock up on items you will need throughout the year such as envelopes, cardstock, adhesives, and accessories, and earn free products.
The holidays are over. The tree is down. All of the decorations have been packed away for next year. Hopefully Santa brought everything that was on your wish list. But, just in case he didn't have enough room in his pack for all the Stampin' Up! supplies that you had listed, here are some great projects that will fill up your winter with ideas and inspiration.
Sale-A-Bration is a great opportunity to earn free products. That's right – free. Isn't that a great word after your holiday season? For every $50 spent, before taxes and shipping, you will receive a free, exclusive Sale-A-Bration product.
So brighten those long winter months with ink, stamps, and paper. No better way to spend a snowy day then inside preserving memories or making cards to brighten other people's days. Stampin' Up! is there to help you every step of the way!
This special is from January 5th to March 31st. Sale-A-Bration products are exclusive to this promotion. You won't be seeing these items again. Remember you earn free products when you spend $50, so now is the time to check off that wish list.
Products shown on the Sale-A-Bration brochure on pages 16-19 are limited-time products available only until February 15th. Watch for another batch of limited-time products arriving February 16th.
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