Guess what came last week? My box of top secret supplies for my OnStage Local presentation in Ft. Worth inApril! I am so honored and excited to be featuring one of the suites from the new annual catalog! I will be presenting on how to use this suite in your business and then I’ll lead everyone in their make n take (plus, a display board of about 15 samples)! Big work ahead! My first phone rehearsal is tomorrow...
In addition to this opportunity I will be attending an 80s themed leadership event and I can’t wait! They always spoil us and challenge us! Who’s excited to see me rock a side ponytail???
Just had to share my excitement!! And I promise to share all my projects with you here after OnStage!
When I joined Stampin' Up! four years ago I just wanted to "cover my craft habit." I had no visions for building a successful business or a robust team but guess what? I have!
Last week I held my monthly team meeting on Zoom (a fun free web conferencing tool that allows each team member to be seen and heard) and had several guests come to check it out. If you ever want to come as a guest, please just email me and we will get you in. Here we are talking, laughing, and sharing this month...
Each month I also send my team three make n take projects as part of their team meeting packet (along with a Paper Pumpkin add on project) and my swap from the my upline's meeting in San Antonio! Aren't these projects cute??
I was also excited to recognize three of my team members for their accomplishments! See below their terrific prizes!
Qualified Recruit ($900 in sales)- Sea to Sea personalized bone folder
Bronze Elite- customized stamp for the back of cards
And although this picture is from several months back, I never formally shared it here on my blog. I am so proud of Patsy Palmer and all that she has accomplished with this business. Yes, she is my mother-in-law and yes, she joined to "help me" but I would say that she has taken this to the next level! She recently promoted to Silver and I am beyond excited! Here she is glowing silver from receiving her Silver promotion gift from me at an Austin meeting-- $25 worth of silvery awesomeness!
So, my question is... why haven't you joined my team yet? The benefits are so great and right now, during Sale-a-bration, on top of the deal you normally get ($125 of product of your choice for $99 with FREE shipping) you can select ANY TWO STAMP SETS FOR FREE!
Reasons to purchase the starter kit:
1) You get your hands on new catalog items more than a month before everyone else (annual catalog in April!)
2) You pay $99 but get $125 of WHATEVER you want
3) You pay ZERO shipping on the kit
4) You get a discount (at least 20% off)
5) You don't have to host classes or parties, or blog, or anything
6) There is ZERO commitment.
7) But if you meet your quarterly minimum (only $300 in sales/purchases by June 30th) then you can keep enjoying your discount!
So what two stamp sets would you pick?
And what are you waiting for? Join now!
I had so much fun with both my groups of stampers last week! We made three cards that centered around love, ate some Girl Scout Cookies, and had some great conversation! Plus, everyone got a cute little treat holder and I showed them how easy it is to make with a 4“ x 4“ piece of designer series paper and one strip of Tear n Tape!
The first card features the eclipse technique and stamping a whole lot of hearts! This design was copied from Ronda Wade and adapted to fit a card front. You simply stamp, then cut out the letters, and raise them with mini-dimensionals!
The second card featured the free Party Pandas stamp set and the free Tutti Fruitti card pack from Sale-a-bration. It was a quick and easy card which everyone loud and everyone placed a qualifying $50 order to get those stinkin cute Party Pandas!
The final card featured a fun cutting technique with a heart framelit and the Big Shot. We then sponged the outside with three colors and stamped with another free stamp that from Sale-a-bration!
I hope these cards inspire you to create something sweet for those you love!
Hi and welcome to my blog! I am so excited that I was asked to participate in A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for this year! As you might, or might not know, this blog hop was started after Sara released her very popular Paper Pumpkin box last April, and it has gained tons of momentum... I have been an avid subscriber to Paper Pumpkin since box #2 and just love it! I have been a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! for over four years and Paper Pumpkin was my mainstay, my go-to, for easy projects, as a busy wife, mom, and full time college administrator! So... here we go...
This month's kit is SUPER cute! I love the non-traditional colors for Valentine's day and the fact that you can use these pocket cards as treat holders (perfect for the Fun Dip that my daughter wants to give her classmates) but also as pretty little cards or giftcard holders-- great for the rest of our friends and family!
I don't know if you follow Paper Pumpkin on Facebook, but if not, I highly recommend it-- they have been put out little teasers in the shape of inspiration boards and they are super cute! And did you see everything in your box? Holy wow! It was stuffed!
So, without further ado... My alternate card for this month (that my subscriber's will be getting all the supplies for this weekend) is below. I played off the Flirty Flamingo in the kit and just had to die cut a heart out of the pocket for the card, plus I made my own patterned DSP paper with the stamps!
And I really love the little enamel dots in the kit-- such a cute embellishment! (I know, you can see the adhesive behind the vellum, but in daylight, it's not so noticeable and I really love stamping on vellum! Just let it dry for a long time!)
Now, the alternate project came about because I had a heart shaped hole in one of my pockets... Also, it's tough to get a cute Valentine's for my hubby that isn't too mushy, so drumroll please... Here is my photo pocket frame! I think he will keep this on his desk for quite some time to come!
This is one of the cutest pictures of our daughter Marianne (almost nine years old) and our dog Cassidy (over 12 years old)! I used the tiny repeated hearts die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and the Sweet & Sassy Framelits for the big heart, and the Lots of Labels Framelits for the tag!
I hope you have loved my alternate card and project for this month's Paper Pumpkin box. And remember, the best way to earn free Sale-a-bration items is to get a pre-paid subscription for Paper Pumpkin (since you know you already love it) and then earn those free items! Plus, once you subscribe you can buy refills of previous months' kits, like this one!
Make sure you keep hopping along below... I am #4, so hop on over to Lori Mueller with the next button and then keep hopping to see tons of cute projects!
Melissa Thomas (you are here!)
Welcome to the 2018 Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! I am so excited to be hopping for another year with these wonderful artists! We have added a few new hoppers to our ranks, so be sure to check out the fabulous work of Jenny Hall, Katja Ettig, Jessie Holton, Sandra Mastello, and Kim Jolley!
This month it's all about love... and I am in love with Brusho. If you have been following my blog the past month it is all I can talk about. I promise I will quit soon... lol! But seriously, I love Stampin' Up's new watercolor crystals. They make me look like an effortless artist!
And for this month's card, I took an embossing folder, tapped some Brusho in there, smooshed a piece of shimmery white cardstock in there, and voila! A delightful card that I am going to give to my husband, because I just love him. He has the patience of a saint. (The font and embossing folder are from the new Petal Passion suite!)
For my project this month, I wanted to recreate something that I made for Jonathan and I several years back-- it's a little place to write notes to one another. We take turns writing love notes and it's a way to fill our "buckets" when we might forget to say nice things to one another or are in such a rush around the house...
I used the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, some free Sale-a-bration Shimmer ribbon, and an IKEA frame, plus a chalk marker I got at Tuesday Morning.
I hope you have loved my projects (I am #9 on the list) and that you continue to hop along and see what everyone else has created! This is a terrific bunch!!!
I am so excited to be participating in Kylie's international blog highlight contest. If you came here via her page, make sure to vote for my project, and if you came here because you are one of my loyal followers, please make sure to vote for my project on her site here!
(If I am in the top 10 then I am featured in a special international blog hop later! Fun stuff!)
For this month's projects Kylie wanted to feature all the new beautiful spring products in the Occasions catalog and the free items you can earn in the Sale-a-bration Catalog! I have managed to feature four new products-- two from each catalog!
As many of you know, I have been playing with the new watercolor crystals, Brusho, for weeks now, and I just can't get enough! You can see my latest Facebook Live video here or my previous blog post here!
For this card, I used the Decorative Masks meant for embossing paste, laid them down on our watercolor paper, sprinkled the Brilliant Red, Gamboge, and Yellow Brushos, then spritzed with water. I left the mask on the sheet of watercolor paper to dry overnight and the next morning when I lifted it, the image was still there!
Then I die cut "Celebrate" in black and silver foil paper (free Sale-a-bration item with a $100 order, Celebrate You thinlit dies) and layered those on the top, along with the Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-backed Sequins. All of this was attached to another free Sale-a-bration item, the Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes, 16 of them, which are free with a $50 order!
Here is another closer angle of the card...
I hope you have loved my card! Don't forget to vote for it on Kylie's page!
And I will be doing a Brusho class to go (similar to my Watercolor Pencils class last spring) where I post videos for you to follow along with. At this point I have discovered 14 different techniques and ways to use Brusho so if you are interested in the class- let me know below in the comments!
A big shout out to Janet for putting this blog hop together! (Candy and I had a blast sitting with her at CentreStage in Salt Lake in November!) I was excited to start playing with all the new Occasions Catalog items and the new Sale-a-bration items this past week! Seriously, who doesn't love free stuff?
For my project today, which I featured at my Customer Appreciation Event, everyone got to play with TWO new free stamp sets-- Lots of Lavender and Amazing You. Adding the copper embossing is what really put this project over the top. Plus, one customer told me that her aunt can't see very well anymore but loves getting cards- so the embossing was a great way for her to "see" the card!
Sale-a-bration rocks, right?? Well, I am also excited to announce a new shopping incentive with me-- Sea to Sea Anchor Club. For every $30 in merchandise, you get 1 anchor. Once you reach 8 anchors, you get a $25 shopping spree on me!
(This works in increments of $30, so $60 gets you 2 anchors but $50 only gets you 1... Tax and shipping aren't included but I am including product based classes-- like a kit class or Brusho class later this spring.) Plus, check out the Shopper Perks button above for even more incentives to shop this year with me!
So, don't delay-- place an order with me as your demonstrator-- I would be honored to earn your business. I am blogger #45 so continue hopping along to see 49 other amazing projects featuring Sale-a-bration items!
I am convinced that Sale-a-bration is the single most fun time to shop Stampin' Up! all year! Who doesn't like getting something free? And the new spring catalog (Occasions Catalog) is out and there is so much cute stuff to get and earn, for free! For every $50 you purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog! (Don't have one, just comment below and I will send you one!) Place your order today!
Would you like to earn even more when you host? Please consider hosting a Stampin' Up! event this spring (until March 31st) and if your party qualifies with at least $250 in orders (easy to do) then you earn an extra $25 of whatever you want from the catalog, plus at least 10% of the party total!
If you would like to host (either in person or we can do a party via Facetime/Skype/Zoom-- no matter where your crafty friends are) comment below!
And the final deal of Sale-a-bration (SAB) is that if you purchase the Starter Kit (which is always our best deal, just $99 for $125 worth of whatever you want, plus free shipping) you also can pick out TWO FREE stamp sets!!
So, you could get the Big Shot and a few pricier stamp sets for just $99! What a terrific deal!
And, as a member of my Sea to Sea team you get:
-Monthly team meeting on Zoom (web conferencing software)
-Team Facebook page with swaps and sharing
-Incentives for reaching certain milestones (personalized bone folder, personalized stamp, silver swag bags, etc.)
What are you waiting for? Join today!
And stay tuned for fun projects and don't forget to check out my new Shopper Perks (incentives for purchasing such as the Anchor Club, monthly hostess code deal, and Sale-a-bration Class-to-Go!)
Welcome back to Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! I can't believe this is the last on of 2017! It has been a pleasure and honor to hop with these talented ladies for the last two year! Don't forget to hop and check out everyone else's projects! Our theme for this month is New Year's related and I can't wait for you to see what's been brewing in my mind...
We have been privileged to visit friends' houses for the last several years for New Years Eve, where the kids run wild, we play games, and do small fireworks. There is nothing like a sparkler to me. So this card is inspired by those and I use Brushos for it. It takes a bit of playing to get the effect you want, but it's worth it!
In the Occasions Catalog (or spring catalog as I call it) Stampin' Up! is releasing a line of five Brusho crystal colors that are fun to play with! You pin-prick three to five holes in the top of the containers and then just shake the color out, like salt- sparingly. In this case, I wet the watercolor paper first and then sprinkled them on so they would "stay" a bit better where I sprinkled them. Look for more blog posts over the next few weeks as I experiment with different techniques!! (This was the hostess stamp set from the Holiday catalog called Seasons of Whimsy that I have loved playing with! Sad to see it go in a few weeks...)
My 3D project was inspired by a few more spring catalog items, including the silver gable boxes, the Yay You hostess stamp set, and the Sweet Soiree Specialty Paper! Doesn't it look like champagne bubbles? I can't wait to gift our hostess on New Year's Eve with these two bath bombs! And what is so simple about these boxes is that it is just a 12x12 sheet of paper that you trim off a 2 inch wide piece and then score in half. Then it magically wraps around the box and fits like a glove! So cool! Good job SU on designing these to be easy to use!
Don't forget to comment below and keep on hopping along! Everyone has terrific projects this month!
And if you comment below on my hop with what stamp set you want to use the Brushos with then I will draw a name to win a sampler of embellishments from me from the spring catalog! Woohoo!
I want to wish you all a happy holiday season, a restful winter break, and I can't wait to see you in the new year. I've got some big news to announce so stay tuned!
I was so happy to host a week of giveaways and I am even happier to announce the winners! The whole point of the week was to give you ways to connect with me that work for you.
As a recap here were all the challenges:
Day 1: Follow Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Board
Day 2: Join my Facebook Group for Up-to-date Info
Day 3: Place an Order
Day 4: Subscribe to YouTube Channel
Day 5: Watch & Comment on FB Live or YouTube OnStage Recap
Day 6: Comment on Pillow Gift Blog Post
Day 7: Follow my Instagram feed
And the winners are:
Day 1: Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Code- Kathy Beemer
Day 2: Background Stamp- Maria Ramos
Day 3: Ribbon Share- Stephanie Auwaerter
Day 4: No winner of the Stocking Die Set (new deal to win this below)
Day 5: OnStage Goodies (pens & calendar/planner)- Crystal Wilson
Day 6: Posh Goodie bag- Carla Whitaker
Day 7: Two Blend Markers- Ann Weiser
Grand Prize Winner (had to have participated 4 days out of 7) of the Seasonal Lantern Bundle is Stephanie Auwaerter!
Congratulations to everyone! Please contact me ASAP with your mailing info so I can get these prizes out to you...
And now, for the Tags & Trimming Bundle Giveaway (including the stamp set, dies, a paper share of Quilted Christmas DSP, and a new roll of Quilted Christmas Ribbon)...
Place an order before December 10th with the hostess code JSY4TWH4 and you will be entered to win! Right now is also the year-end sale when you can save on holiday crafting supplies-- so don't miss out!
Wife, mom, University lecturer, and Zumba instructor who loves to craft in my spare time... Wanting to balance it all!
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