SUPER Simple…and a keeper of a bundle!

 

Hello and Happy Thursday! I have a super sweet card for  you today and I knew the minute I saw this bundle….I needed it! I bet by now you can guess why?

  • Super cute and unique for Stampin’ Up!, especially since there are matching framelits that will cut out the intricate shape of the flower clusters
  • I enjoy coloring and this is a fun one to add color to…
  • The sentiments – BINGO!!!….love them as they are super bold and just plain FUN!!!
  • The overall design of this bundle lends itself to a quick Clean and Simple Card….right up my SIMPLE alley!!!

 

I think that you can clearly see that this card is a “keeper” one and also one that is super easy to mass produce! When I made this card….I made 15 of them as I knew it would be a perfect one to reach for when you need a card quick!

 

 

 

 

 

I will break down some of the simple elements that I did for the card and I hope that you can see that is is an easy one with a big bunch! I know that I say this over and over but here you go again…

 

The basics will never let you down – and this card screams the basics!

 

At the end of the post you will see the line up of basics that I used to make this care come to life…it all comes down to a great stamp set….and the basics to make the card making process one that brings you joy and to me even just as importantly….bring you a feeling of self accomplishment!

I have shared that I have become very selective with the stamps/bundles I purchase as I really need to look at them and determine if it will be a good investment. I am sure that you will smile with this statement….

 

It’s super easy to buy stamps…but that darn time thing always happens…so be selective!

 

I also use a Scan n Cut and love it….so I am even pickier when it comes to purchasing framelits/dies……but this bundle is an example that I would purchase it as a bundle and it would be super hard for the Scan n Cut to cut out these floral images. I am getting pretty good at seeing which will work and which would not work.

Take a peek below and just gander at these AMAZING card that the home office took (page 131)….aren’t they just beautiful! Here you can clearly see the fact that they used not only the stamping as a back drop on the card bases but then they also cut out the images and popped them up using the diecuts!

I totally plan to CASE these gems…and I also encourage you to always look at the samples in the catalog….there are some AMAZING samples! I particularly love the yellow one (to the left)

 

 

 

 

Let’s chat about the Blends…..these are the easiest way to color this image and I used very few markers. Please do not  think that you need to have a “high degree in blending” to make these “do their thing” – remember…

 

We do all of this to have FUN…not to be stressed

Using an alcohol marker is the quickest way to have coloring fun!

 

 

 

Even though I did not use the matching framelits for this card…you can easily see that the basics made this card happen! Here are some tips for you that might help you on seeing how it came together!

 

  • I used the Subtles Embossing Folder of the Gray Granite Cardstock. To me, this color is one of my most used Neutral (besides white of course) that I go to…if you have not tried this great color…I encourage you to do so….it is great with a POP of color and works well with many color schemes!
  • When I used the Subtles Embossing Folder…I ran it through twice on both directions – this really makes the paper look interesting.

 

 

  • Keep the focal part super clean and simple….let that part shine to make the impact – a quick mat behind makes the POP happen!
  • It is super hard to tell in the pictures….but in the centers of the flowers I added a swipe of Wink of Stella to them – this simple addition makes a HUGE difference….I highly encourage you to always have one of them on hand, especially with the holidays coming!

 

There you go…some simple whys from me to share with you how a card like this makes my heart pitter patter! I do hope that you will give this sweet and practical bundle a look! On the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment of  “thank you from the bottom of my heart” – also from the same bundle and added a sweet little purple heart from a punch!

 

Again, simple little touches that add a big impact…

and really – it does not take much time at all!

 

You know me…I love to try all types of different techniques on cards….sometimes it is fun to do something more time consuming and a bit out of the box….but when it comes down to it – there is nothing like a great clean and simple card!

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow, Friday I will be sending out the email confirmations to all of those that have already put in a request for a product share! That calendar will be rolling around fast but if you have not already reserved a share…..no worries – you still have plenty of time to get one!

 

CLICK HERE to see the POST on the HOLIDAY PRODUCT SHARE

 

Enjoy the day…..it is super hot here in Maryland….and we lost internet, tv and phones since Saturday…..our internet came back yesterday,,,,but still no phones – I am kinda liking the peace and quiet!

 

 

 

 

 

I’m back & It’s Holiday Product Share time!!!

Do that dance….I am back!….and I have your Product Share Scoop!!!

 

I do not know what you might be happier about….the fact that I am back and blogging….or that it’s that time again….PRODUCT SHARE TIME from the Holiday Catalog and trust me, this will make you skip with joy as there are some super cute products in this catalog!

First…I must say – as I scrolled through emails I would see subject lines of….“I miss you”….”Are you ok?”…etc and I deeply thank you! I literally have a ca-zillion emails to go through but as I learned on the trip….Rome wasn’t built in a day….and one by one….I will plug through the emails!

I feel like I have been stretched between 2 continents…and heck, I kinda – sorta was! John and I added 5 days before the cruise and then a full week after the cruise so we were gone a super long time and it was great! I think I will share a bunch of pictures I took for you to enjoy as it was just a beautiful time!

I must have caught a cold on the plane coming home…and was sick for a week….

Then….we had a bunch of old landscaping ripped out and re-planted….there goes another week….

Then….I had to clean and get ready for a mini retreat at my house that was fun…(over the top fun) and that ended yesterday!

WHEW – I have been busy but I am here for you today!

I have so much to catch up with you on….but let’s get to the Product Share Offering! (I also saw many emails with subject lines of….Are you doing a Product Share?”….and by now you know that I love doing the shares and yes….here are the offerings!

I was able to pre-order and I already have the DSP swatch books cut and ready to rumble….and the new DSP Offerings are STELLAR…..in my simple stampin’ opinion! We have 8 new DSP’s for this catalog and they are just beautiful.

There is only one that I was not crazy about as it has the photo images on it…but I flipped the paper over and I fell in love… as the flip side is all soooooo classic with White and Silver patterns that will not only take you through the holidays….but also all year as there are stripes, polka dots etc….SU really nailed the paper and in a nut shell….I am THRILLED with this new catalog!

This catalog goes live on Wednesday, September 4th (I am tickled that it is on HUMP DAY as I will be able to expedite the order and have the weekend to work on it) It is always my goal to turn your product shares around to you within a week of me receiving “the goods” from Stampin’ Up! I take great pride in my shares and I know that you will love this offering!

 

Naturally the easiest share to order is the I WANT IT ALL SHARE…as there is nothing like making it super easy and knowing that you are getting the ultimate buffet of new products!  = ( You are a Smart Stamper)

For the “SMARTIES” that are ordering the I WANT IT ALL SHARE ….I will add a pack of the NEW Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack!

Yep, that’s right…..Stampin’ Up has the popular dimensionals now in Black and the other GREAT THING IS….it is a COMBO PACK…so you will get (2) sheets of the mini’s and also (2) sheets of the regular size!!!

 

 

The I WANT IT ALL is $101.50 plus the shipping of $7.65 = $109.15

( I know…I know – you could have added it all up yourself…..

but remember, you will also receive a full pack of the new Black Dimensionals!!!)

 

 

Now to the Product Share offerings!

 

Share #1 – DSP Swatch Books – $20.00

 

These are a MUST HAVE Stampin’ Aid to have at your work space! This catalog there are 8 DSP Offerings.These gems are a VERY VALUABLE piece of Real-Estate in your craft space. There is no need to DRAG OUT lots of paper to see what will work for you.

These are a true “labor of crazy love” to make but they are sooooo worth it. You will thank me each and every day you use them! They have all of the important information on them to see at a glance – trust me, once you get these….you will always get them each catalog.

There will be 8 swatch-books for the Annual Catalog:

  • Toile Tidings
  • Wrapped In Plaid
  • Let It Snow
  • Night Before Christmas
  • Brightly Gleaming
  • Feels Like Frost
  • Come To Gather
  • Monster Bash

 


Share #2 – Paper Shares – Designer Series Papers:  $30.00

Let’s face it….we all have issues when it comes to paper but THIS IS the way to get it without breaking the “daisy bank”! There are 8 DSP’s that I am offering along with a NEW and simply STUNNING Mercury Glass Acetate (this will be gorgeous layered over a solid piece of cardstock and/or as a decorative layer to a clean and simple layout)

Stampin’ Up! does paper well – actually…VERY WELL…..but one thing that ALWAYS SEEMS TO HAPPEN is….the pictures in catalog does not do them justice. They try but we all know that it looks so much better in person!

My Shares are all 6″ X 12″ so you can get a great feel of the paper, having an ample amount to do more than 1 project. We also have (3) 6″ X 6″ offerings with this catalog and I will give you a full sheet of those.

The offerings are the same DSP Collections as I have listed above as well as the Mercury Glass Acetate.


 

Share #3 –  Holiday Bling Share : $12.50

The Holidays are coming (YIKES) and we know that we all like a little bling to make our projects …even I do and I think that I am about as clean and simple as it comes!

I know that because I like little snippets here and there when it come to bling…glimmer and glitz….I always include this share at the holidays and it always is well received.

The Foil Sheets and Glimmer Paper are the Holiday Sparkle that we all love. Speaking of loving….remember, the Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Paper was reformulated several years ago so there is NO SPARKLE RESIDUE coming off the Glimmer….(aka – no glitter falling all over the place)

You will get a 1/2 sheet of Foil (6 ” X 12″ ) in each of the below colors….

  • Black
  • Champagne
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Silver

 

You will get a 1/2 sheet of Glimmer Paper (6 ” X 12″ ) in each of the below colors….

  • Gold
  • Rose
  • Silver
  • Sparkle
  • Red

 


 

Share #4  – Ribbon Shares – $18.75

 

 

Now here is another thing that Stampin’ Up! does well…. RibbonI know, I know…this is another area where we all have  issues – remember, I GET IT as I am the exact same way! (and to make matters worse – we have a Ribbon Outlet in our town)

Remember….I am SIMPLE – I just take a roll and cut it into quarters…. (John can handle this job….I actually I put pieces of Washi Tape on our Kitchen Counter….get a pair of Ribbon Scissors for him and say – HAVE FUN!)

You will get 2 1/2 yards of each of the offerings (8 in total) and *** See the last offering….it’s a combo offering.

  • 3/8″ Double Stitched Ribbon in Garden Green
  • 1″ Ruched Ribbon in Real Red
  • 3/8″ Striped Ribbon in Shaded Spruced and Gold
  • 1/8″ Curly Ribbon in Real Red
  • 3/8″ Diagonal Stripe Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
  • 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon in Very Vanilla with Copper Words
  • 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon in Seaside Spray
  • 3/8″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon in  Basic Black
  • ***Come to Gather Combo Pack Ribbon – (I usually do not include these in my share offerings but I just HAD TO as it is just gorgeous) You will get 1 1/2 yards of the 5/8″ Crumb Cake Ribbon with a Satin Edge AND 2 yards of Cajun Craze Linen Thread)

 


 

Share #5–  Embellishments – $20.25

 

 

 

WOWZA – now this is another SUPER HARD thing to pick out without going overboard. I think that you will be super happy with the offerings…I am just TICKLED PINK with the embellishments in this catalog…..getting Embellishments in a share is always the best as let’s face it, it gets so hard to use up a whole pack…..

Please know…I only share with my Product Shares products that I love and would use. I am always upfront and honest with you if there was a product that doesn’t make me do the happy dance!

I tried to pick the must haves in my SIMPLE opinion!

  • Toile Tidings Glitter Dots →  Garden Green and Real Red (you will get a half of pack = 80 in total)
  • Jingle Bells (Tiny and soooo cute!)→ Cherry Cobbler, Gold and Shaded Spruce (you will get 2 bells in each of the colors)
  • Gold Mini Pizza Boxes – ( you will get 2 boxes)
  • Star Designer Elements(you will get 1/4 of pack = 10 in total)
  • Tags & Feather Elements –  (you will get 3 tags, 2 large feathers & 2 small feathers) 
  • Monster Bash Enamel Shapes(you will get a half of pack = 40 in total) 
  • Coffin Treat Boxes(you will get 3 in total) These truly are one of my favorites in the catalog….so well made and all you have to do is fold on the score lines – adhere and presto, you have an adorable box/coffin!
  • Holiday Rhinestone Jewels(you will get a half of pack = 70 in total) → Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce. These are STUNNING and a must have!

 


 

Shipping Charges:

This part of HAPPY MAIL is always a pain 😥 but I do my very best to offer you the BEST OPTIONS that the dear old Post Office gives to me…..like many things, the prices on Priority Mail have gone up this year but it is the best way to ship….very fast and very efficient.

If at all possible that I can use bubble mailers and it is not over the 13 oz. limit, I will use them… I guess you can say…the moral of this postal story is….I AM VERY FAIR in making sure that you get the best possible rates with the best service…as I know how important it is! (just ask my ladies at the Post Office….I drive them crazy but I also shower them with goodies!!!)

 

SHARE #1Swatch Books only – $3.00 (Order 5 sets or more…shipping is FREE – I have many SUD’s order them for Club Members/Customers as they truly are a fabulous too)

SHARE #2  – DSP Papers  –  $7.65 (That is the USPS Priority Mail fee)

SHARE #3Holiday Bling Papers – $7.65 (That is the USPS Priority Mail fee)

SHARES #4  – Ribbons – $4.00

Share #5 – Embellishments – $4.00

SHARE –  I WANT IT ALL – $7.65 ( I feel confident that I can get everything in a Priority Mail Envelope)

 

****PLEASE NOTE – if you are getting ANY combination of shares that includes share #2 and/or #3….the shipping is a flat $7.65….as the paper will only fit into a Priority Mail Envelope…..******

***If you are ordering multiple shares….I will combine your shares to help with the cost of shipping….but just know if you are ordering either the share #2 (DSP) or the share #3 (Holiday Bling) – they automatically fall into the flat rate of $7.65 (aka…the Priority Mail Price as that is my only option for shipping paper at the 6″ X 12″ measurement)***

If you have any questions about your shipping price….please email me and I will be happy to help you out. I know it is confusing and trust me….I get confused myself!!!)

 

THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT IN HELPING ME….

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE (this should be just an email to me back) and put in the subject line – NEW CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE so I can SPOT IT and let me know what share numbers you are interested in.

Please put in your email request for shares your NAME & ADDRESS (pretty please) so all I need to do is copy and paste it to get labels ready before September rolls around! I will start billing via Pay Pal on Sunday September 1st.

If you would rather pay me by check, please email me and we can work it out! I have several customers that prefer writing a check…so please feel free to reach out.

 

WHEW……that was a BUNCH TO PUT TOGETHER but I think that you all know that I love to be as clear as possible with the Product Share offerings! I thank you for hanging in there and please shoot me an email and let me know if you want a Product Share.

I will only be doing 1 Holiday Product Share so please do not wait to order. I will be traveling to Texas later in September to an annual retreat that I go to so if I were you…..I would order your share now!

Hugs to all and I will be back to share with you some pictures and happenings of what I have been up to!

 

 

 

 

 

Order Your Product Shares today!

Hello and Happy Friday!

We have a winner….or should I say….we have 2 winners as I shared yesterday that if there were lots of comments…then I would let me generous heart pick more than one…You know what to do….take a deep breath and if you name is…

Debbie ???? and Alyece Garrett

Than you need to push that chair back and put up those hands and get shakin’….do that dance – that good old HAPPY DANCE as you just won a set of the DSP Swatch Books from the NEW Catalog (a $27.50 value)

I say WOOT-WOOT as this is one product that I would not be without while I am creating…not only is it super helpful…it eliminates having a BUNCH OF PAPER out trying to figure what to use! Below are the comments….email me your address!

 

I will not be able to mail them to you until the catalog goes live (June 4th) as I do not have all of the paper to cut the swatch books (I only have 8 out of the 11 offerings) but as soon as the GREEN LIGHT is on to order….they will be on their way to Randall Lane!

If either of you are getting more shares….and if you want the I WANT IT ALL….(as let’s face it….we are crafters and we love our shares) I will simply deduct the $27.50 from your order!

 

 

 

Now to the Product Share offerings!

 

I know many of you have ordered Product Shares from me for years and you know that I just love doing them. Trust me, I know the excitement and sheer fun it is to go to that mailbox and see HAPPY MAIL filled with NEW GOODIES!!!!

This year I really am skippin’ a beat as we will be able to order on Tuesday the 4th so I will be able to get them rockin’ and rollin’ over the weekend to hit my TARGET DATE of mailing your shares to you within a week of ordering! (It seems like the last several catalogs have landed on a Thursday or Friday making us lose a weekend to work on shares!)

Naturally the easiest share to order is the I WANT IT ALL SHARE…as there is nothing like making it super easy and knowing that you are getting the ultimate buffet of new products! (Smart Stamper)

My fun and super practical incentive for you all that order the I WANT IT ALL OFFERING is pictured below….you know me by now…I like to offer items that are practical, useful and always a classic!

I get many questions from readers saying – HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR BOWS BEHAVE when you use Linen Thread and Bakers Twine….ready???….there she is in her glory…a container of beeswax!!! That’s my secret weapon –  all you need to do is run your thread over the grooves in the beeswax and PRESTO….your thread makes perfect bows with well behaved “ends” 🙂

 

 

 

 

The I WANT IT ALL IS $152.50 (yep…you can do the math of adding them up) but these are the 1st to ship and also include the super cute “giftie” of Linen Thread and Bees wax from me!

 

Here you go….a la carte offerings….


Share #1 – DSP Swatch Books – $27.50

These are a MUST HAVE Stampin’ Aid to have at your work space!

These gems are a VERY VALUABLE piece of Real-Estate in your craft space. These along with add on offering Share #1 will have you SET and all ORGANIZED. There is no need to DRAG OUT lots of paper to see what will work for you.

These are a true “labor of crazy love” to make but they are sooooo worth it. You will thank me each and every day you use them! They have all of the important information on them to see at a glance – trust me, once you get these….you will always get them each catalog.

 

 

 

There will be 11 swatch-books for the Annual Catalog:

  • Woven Threads
  • Magnolia Lane
  • Garden Lane
  • Follow Your Art
  • Bird Ballad
  • Dinoroar
  • Perennial Essence
  • See a Silhouette
  • Come Sail Away
  • Pressed Petals
  • Mosaic Mood

 

Share #2 – Paper Shares – Designer Series Papers:  $40.00

Let’s face it….we all have issues when it comes to paper but THIS IS the way to get it without breaking the “daisy bank” there are 13 DSP’s that I am offering.

Stampin’ Up! does paper well – actually…VERY WELL…..but one thing that ALWAYS SEEMS TO HAPPEN is….the pictures in catalog does not do them justice. They try but we all know that it looks so much better in person!

My Shares are all 6″ X 12″ so you can get a great feel of the paper, having an ample amount to do more than 1 project.

 

We have (9) new DSP that are the 12 X 12 size and (3) Specialty DSP that are in the 12 X 12 size and then (1) New Foil Sheets offing that has 3 colors that are also in the 12 X 12 size. (See break down below)

  • Woven Threads. Magnolia Lane, Garden Lane, Follow Your Art, Bird Ballad, Dinoroar, Perennial Essence, See A Silhouette, Come Sail Away

(You will get 54 sheets at 6″ X 12″ (from the listed 9 DSP’S listed above))

  • Pressed Petals, Mosaic Mood, Noble Peacock

(You will get 15 sheets at 6″ X 12″ (from the listed 3 Specialty DSP’S listed above))

  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets (Beeee-utiful in Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive & Pretty Peacock

(You will get 3 sheets at 6″X 12″)

 

***In total…you will receive 72 sheets of  6″ X 12″ DSP***

 


 

Share #3 –  Paper Share – Color Collections – $35.00 

I am just “over the moon happy” that Stampin’ Up! is returning an offering like this. I can hardly wait to get my hands on all of the collections as I firmly feel that this is a fabulous way to take the “guess work” out of what to reach for. You will have EVERY color collection that we have.

This IS one of the KEY ADDITIONS to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog for me….look below…GINGHAM  – I am in love! This offering will include a FULL 6″ X 6″ sheet of each color in each collection – 6 collection in total = a total of (100) 6″ X 6″ sheets!

I only could get my hands on the one below (It is the NEW In Color)….but trust me….ALL OF THEM will be on my 1st order June 1st!

  • Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Color 2018 – 2020 & In Color 2019 – 2021

 

 

 

***In total…you will receive 100 sheets of  6″ X 6″ DSP ***

 

 

 


 

Share #4  – Ribbon Shares – $30.00

Now here is another thing that Stampin’ Up! does well…. RibbonI know, I know…this is another area where we all have  issues – remember, I GET IT as I am the exact same way! (and to make matters worse – we have a Ribbon Outlet in our town)

Remember….I am SIMPLE – I just take a roll and cut it into quarterr…. (John can handle this job….I actually I put pieces of Washi Tape on our Kitchen Counter….get a pair of Ribbon Scissors for him and say – HAVE FUN!)

You will get 2 1/2 yards of each of the offerings!   (yikes – this is almost 35 yards of ribbon)

  • 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim in Very Vanilla
  • 5/8″ Organdy Stripe Ribbon in Petal Pink
  • 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon in Old Olive/Pretty Peacock
  • 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in 5 COLORS Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile
  • 3/8″ Denim Ribbon
  • 1/4″ Textile Ribbon in Mint Macaron
  • 5/8″ Woven Threads Trim in Sahara Sand  *** (you will receive 1 1/4 yards) ***
  • 1/2″ Gathered Ribbon in Rococo Rose
  • 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding in Crushed Curry
  • 3/8″ Tricolor Ribbon in (3 Shades) with Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather & Purple Posy)

 

 

 


 

Share #5–  Embellishments – $20.00

WOWZA – now this is another SUPER HARD thing to pick out without going over board. I think that you will be super happy with the offerings…call me picky – but there were (2) items that I was not crazy about the quality….so I did not add them.

Please know…I only share with my Product Shares products that I love and would use. I am always upfront and honest with you if there was a product that doesn’t make me do the happy dance!

I tried to pick the must haves in my SIMPLE opinion!

  • Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes 1 each in all 4 colors →  Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Light Pink & Terracotta Tile
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bags – 2 bags – 4 3/4″ X 6 1/2″ bag
  • Flower Faceted Gems 1/4 sheet ( 6 pieces) of these gems in → Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron & Terracotta Tile
  • Sail Away Trinkets (2 each – total of 4 pieces)→ Steering Wheel and Anchor.
  • Bird Ballad Trinkets ( 2 each – total of 8 pieces) → Bow, Flower, Key and Leaf
  • Nobel Peacock Rhinestones1/2 sheet, in total 70 Rhinestones → Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Old Olive & Pretty Peacock
  • Dinoroar Enamel Shapes1/2 sheets, in total 30 pieces → Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive & Pretty Peacock – These are leafs and triangles…so they are NOT (Juvenile themed)….they will make sweet accents !!!
  • Designer Elements – 1/3 sheet (12 pieces) → of Antiqued finished accents in Antique Copper, Antique Gold & Antique Silver
  • 2019 – 2021 In Color Faceted Dots – 1/3 sheet, in total 30 pieces → 6 each color – Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray & Terracotta Tile

 

 

WHEW…that is IT – well almost….

please look below to see the ADD ON OFFERINGS to the super popular product I made up last year!

 

The Shipping Charges follows the Add-Ons! If you are totally confused and/or have a question, please email me and I will get back to you!

 


 

Add on Product Share #1 – Stock Swatches on a Ring – $10.00 

(THESE WILL HAVE THE NEW IN-COLORS…see below for Add on #2)

This item below is like opening a BAG of POTATO CHIPS…..Once you start eating….you cannot stop! This IS a lifesaver! I had so many people order these last year and when I said – are you sure that you just want 1 as the shipping is the same for 2.…and I received comments of….no….one is great!

Then just about a week later I received another email from them saying…darn, I should have ordered 2!Once your friends see it…they just need one as well! I have many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators order a BUNCH of these and then offer and/or sell them to customers that come to classes and workshops etc….it is a FAB-O tool for this little crafty thing we do!

I keep one at my work area…1 in my travel bag and also 1 in my pocket book so if I am somewhere and I see a DSP paper that I love….I can quickly reference to the Stampin’ Up! Colors so I know I can have a great match!

I have had many demonstrators order these as a “kick off” for the new catalog and we are having the wonderful color revamp….some have also just purchased a BUNCH at once and then have customers/downline reimburse them as if you order 10+ the SHIPPING IS FREE(if you purchase these in 10 +, I will adjust your shipping when I bill you)

 

 

 

 


 

Add on Product Share #2 – The 5 NEW IN-COLORS to add to your ring. – $1.50

(THESE ARE THE NEW IN-COLORS…to add to your existing Ring)

This is the BEAUTY of this product….whenever Stampin’ Up! adds new In Colors…you can easily add them to your existing ring! There is no confusion to the In Color year as it is printed right below the color name!

The NEW In Colors are Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purply Posy.


 

Shipping Charges:

This part of HAPPY MAIL is always a pain 😥 but I do my very best to offer you the BEST OPTIONS that the dear old Post Office gives to me…..like many things, the prices on Priority Mail have gone up this year but it is the best way to ship….very fast and very efficient.

If at all possible that I can use bubble mailers and it is not over the 13 oz. limit, I will use them… I guess you can say…the moral of this postal story is….I AM VERY FAIR in making sure that you get the best possible rates with the best service…as I know how important it is! (just ask my ladies at the Post Office….I drive them crazy but I shower them with goodies)

If you order #2 & #3 together, I will try my best to fit it in one envelope….but I cannot promise that – I will communicate and/or reimburse you if shipping is less than I expected!

 

SHARE #1 – Swatch Books only – $5.00 (Order 5 sets or more…shipping is FREE – I have many SUD’s order them for Club Members/Customers as they truly are a fabulous too)

SHARE #2  – DSP Papers  –  $7.65 (That is the USPS Priority Mail fee)

SHARE #3 – DSP Paper Collections – $5.00

SHARES #4 or 5 – These all should be able to go First Class Mail – $5.00 (could be less)

SHARE –  I WANT IT ALL – $12.65 ( It is super hard for me to tell how much I can get in the Priority Mail Box…so this is covering for 2 packages if I need to split the mailing up and again…I will make adjustments to you bill if necessary)

Add on #1 – The Shipping is $5.00 and if you get (2) Swatch Rings….they both will ship for $5.00 (Orders of 10 or more Cardstock Rings  – shipping is FREE)

Add on #2 – These will came in a regular envelope so the shipping is included in the $1.50 fee. ***If you need multiples of swatch add ons….please reference the quantity that you will need and then I can get to you with the shipping!

 

It is super hard to figure out the whole shipping game….so please reach out to me if you need clarity. I honestly do my best to make sure that you are getting the fairest price for the shipping.

 

THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT IN HELPING ME….

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE (this should be just an email to me back) and put in the subject line – NEW CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE so I can SPOT IT and let me know what share numbers you are interested in.

As the request of Shares come in, I will email you back just to confirm that I received your request…remember, these products do not become available until June 4th. 

Please put in your email request for shares your NAME & ADDRESS (pretty please) so all I need to do is copy and paste it to get labels ready before June 1st rolls around! I will start billing via Pay Pal on Sunday May 25th.

If you would rather pay me by check, please email me and we can work it out! I have several customers that prefer writing a check…so please feel free to reach out.

 

 

I thank you for hanging in there with me today…I just really like to make sure that I am offering you the best options at the fairest price.

This is a poster that should be at my house…..when I am working on orders….

BIG hugs to each and everyone of you and I thank you for your PRODUCT SHARE order! It is a labor of love but a love that does bring me joy in doing…I guess it’s that “happy place” for me in making you happy!

Scoop on John…he is going to have to have “his wing worked on”….or should I say that yep, he needs to have Rotator Cuff Surgery on his left shoulder and YEP…he is left handed!

The good news is that he can wait until we get back from Greece but he really needs to baby it as much as he can….he has several tears but it is simply not going to heal on its own without surgery!

What can we say but…OH WELL….I will put my Nurse Hat on and treat him like a King! (as he really is….just ask Millie and Alyece)

 

 

I am striking off of my TO DO list (slowly but surely)….but this Product Share is always a big one to pull together! Tomorrow’s mission….to go through my IN BOX of Emails……YIKES – we all know haw that piles up!

Have a wonderful evening and here is to a GREAT WEEKEND!!!! Don’t forget to double check the retired list….when they are gone – they are GONE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT SHARE TIME…well, almost!

 

Hello….hello…..HELLO!!!

 

I am trying to get back in the swing of things as I have been a busy Mom….but I can share this with you – THIS MOM’S JOY TANK is FILLED to the TOP!!! Our son James….was married over the weekend down on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where my Dad lives!

It was just fabulous and to me…the best part was having the peeps and their loved ones all together in one place!!! Seeing relatives…people that you have not seen in years…and one of the highlights for me, seeing James’ friends from High School and College…growing up to be ADULTS! It was just the best….

The older I get…the more I cherish that special feeling inside knowing that we are all once again – sharing the same roof over our heads! I know one thing I will hear from many is…..we want pictures!!! Ok – I promise that I will share pictures with you but for right now…I need to do some communicating as my IN BOX has a ton of….

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU DOING PRODUCT SHARES?

 

Well…the answer is YES – I am doing them and my intention is to blog about the offering tomorrow. I returned home Monday evening to find a Stampin’ Up! pre-order waiting for me and the thing that you all want to get your paws on….THE CATALOG!!!

We are not able to order everything/anything (just a limited amount) but I think that I have been doing these shares long enough to tell what makes ME happy….so therefore it will make YOU happy as well!

I have to say….my sweet Milo loves product share time as he knows that I will be in my work area and will have me to himself!

 

 

 

 

 

For newbies…..WHAT IS A PRODUCT SHARE?

 

 

Easy-peasy….a Product Share is when I take a group of offerings that are from the NEW Catalog and break them down into smaller quantities so you can…

 

HAVE A TASTE of the NEW KIDS on the BLOCK

without feeling like your Piggy Bank is going to EXPLODE!

 

 

I LOVE doing Product Shares and if I must say so for myself…I think that I do them very well! I am extremely fair with my pricing as remember, I also use to purchase product shares before but to me the biggest internal happy dance I have in offering these to you is….my turn around time is LICKITY SPLIT!!!

Now most you you know I ADORE animals and I think that you will giggle with my analogy of getting a puppy and offering a Stampin’ Up! Product Share…..ready for this one…..

 

I CLEAR THE DECKS!!!

 

Are you thinking to  yourself….WHAT IN THE WORD IS SHE TALKING ABOUT? Well, this is exactly what I do when I have a Product Share offering…I clear the decks so I can but my energy and time into doing the one thing that you all look for and appreciate…and that is…

 

GETTING THE SHARES OUT THE DOOR FAST!

 

I take great pride in turning around my Product Shares within a week of the offering date that the Catalog goes live. We are IN LUCK with this catalog as it goes LIVE on a Tuesday this year (June 4th) and that means….I will be able to order on the 4th and will get the “GOODS” before the weekend so I can turn it right around to YOU!!!!

My motto is…when you get a puppy and/or rescue an animal – you need to CLEAR THE DECKS as they need your front and centered attention and that is exactly what I do with my Product Shares.

 

 

 

Being on the East Coast…I always seem to have to order expedited to get my products in a timely fashion…but again, I GET IT as I too was super excited for HAPPY MAIL of a PRODUCT SHARE to arrive!

I am out the door this morning to be of “moral marital support” to my sweet John as he has an appointment at Hopkins today with a shoulder specialist….do me a favor….for not only his sake…but for mine as well….think about him as I am hoping and praying that the forbidden word of surgery is not going to be heard…

 

 

 

 

The work that we have is endless at our home and I really cannot imagine not having him “intact” as his weed-wacker would miss him! (ha – I am really bad)…seriously – he has been suffering with shoulder issues so I feel fortunate that he is seeing a specialist

That’s it for me….I know – LOTS of READING and if you have hang in there…here is a surprise…..leave me a comment with what you are looking most forward to in a new catalog….if you have ever participated in one of my shares….or heck – just say HI!!!

When I post the exact offerings….I am going to give away a set of the DSP Swatch Books that I make up….here is a picture of what I am talking about (from an OLD catalog) I call these – LIFESAVERS as they take all of the guess work out of pulling out a TON of PAPER seeing what works with a project! They are a LABOR of LOVE to make…but SOOOOO WORTH IT!

 

 

 

 

Fortunately I was able to pre-order (8) of the 11 NEW DSP offerings…and these DSP Swatch Books are the BIGGEST TIME CHALLENGE for me in Product Shares…so please know – that I will have a BUNCH OF THESE ready to go from the 8 that I have and once I get my paws on the rest…they will be made up fast!

Have a GREAT DAY and please feel free to leave a comment….who knows….YOU MIGHT WIN….and if there are a BUNCH of COMMENTS….maybe I will give away more than one!

I have missed you all…but please know – this stamper is beaming with happiness! See you later…alligator!

 

p.s. – YES…I will also be offering the NEW 5 IN COLORS for your SWATCH BOOK RINGS if you have purchased them in the past from me….I need to talk with the printer to get the exact price but please know that YES – they will be available!

 

 

 

 

 

WINNER and LAST DSP Paper Share!

Happy HUMP Day and I hope that we all are going to have a GREAT day!

I have been kickin’ my heels with gratitude that these past 2 days have been BEE-utiful but we all know, it will not last but heck – I will take it when I can!

My animals are so happy….blankets are off the horses and I think now there is no mud in the fields as it is all over them! The work never ends but they feel great!

In reading the comments on the Birthday Post using the Paper Pumpkin Kit…..there are a BUNCH of you that are like me….I love to make multiple cards of the same ….Here is a tip of what works for me!

I am odd that I seem to like to make even #’s of cards and I usually do 4 cards…

I do like to keep on of them for reference in case I want to make it again, but what I do is use a pencil and write on the back of that card that I keep….who I sent it to – this way if I want to send that last one…..I know whom I have sent it to….simply erase the names and in the mail it goes!

One thing that I think we all seem to do is…..

 

CREATE…and then have a STACK OF UN-SENT CARDS!

 

I know personally I am totally guilty of that and last Fall I did a HUGE PURGE of donating them to a variety of places so they will get used!

 

For me, I simply have to do this as I get so overwhelmed and frustrated with myself.

 

If they are GONE….I not only feel better but I know that they will get used and bring a smile to someone that is in need of a PICK ME UP! (I get that, we all need that!)

I just checked and that Paper Pumpkin Full Kit is still available and remember, IF you want it….you need to be a current Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and what I would do is just get a 1 month subscription as I do think that the kit this month will be a good one (fingers crossed) as the sneak peek video was great….and then you can simply turn around and unsubscribe – it is as simple as that!

OK….HERE IS THE WINNER!!!! Way to go Alyece and please send me your address so I know where to send the cards and Birthday Bags to! WOOT-WOOT….get up and DO THAT DANCE!!!! SHAKE IT!!!!

One thing that I did forget to blog about is……what I do is CIRCLE the day of the month that the Birthday recipients special day is on or you could also use a small heart stamp and stamp over the date so it will POP out!

 

 

I did order another kit as this was so easy and fun to do! I will do another blog post about the other examples that I did as I have had emails about other DSP combinations!

Many thanks to all that left comments as I know that it is super fun to read what others do…as a I a FIRM BELIEVER….by sharing and getting other ideas and inputs is how we learn, grow and let’s face it – stick our heads out and give it a try!

 

 

 

 

Let’s move on…. the LAST DSP PRODUCT SHARE for the Occasions Catalog! Please EMAIL ME ASAP if you want to snag one of these as I will not be offering them again. They will be mailed out on Friday so be the early bird and get that share!

I have had several emails of people wanting more Occasion Catalog Product Shares! Well….this IS your last chance and I only have (2 to offer to you.)

Are you asking – “WHY JUST 2 ????” well…..truth be told that Stampin’ Up! has several of the ribbons on backorder and there is just no use in trying to offer them when it will be up in the air as to when they come in (and actually fill back orders first) so……with that said – this is what I have for you!

 

Share #1 – Designer Series Paper – $19.00 ( I ONLY HAVE 3 of these available)

You will get a 1/2 Sheet of Paper (6″ X 12″) in the offerings that are  12″ X 12″ Papers….(there are 5 of them) and then 6″ X 6″ paper in the other (2) DSP’s as they are just a 6″ X 6″ offering. (see *** below)

I take great pride in cutting these papers for you and carefully put them between sturdy cardboard to prevent damage from shipping!

  • All My Love
  • Floral Romance
  • How Sweet It Is
  • Happiness Blooms
  • Gingham Gala *** 6″ X 6″
  • Needlepoint Nook
  • Classic Garage *** 6″ X 6″

 

 

Product Share #2  – Embellishments – $18.00 (please disregard the #4 on the picture below….that image was from when I did my 1st offerings for a Product Share.)  ( I ONLY HAVE 4 of these available)

This is one area that always seems to put that smile on our faces. Little accents add that special touch to a project and I know….I know – we love to get the blings….but we never use a whole pack! Let me help you out! Just like I do in all of my shares….I cut, sort and package so you will have some from the buffet without getting stuffed!

  • Heart Epoxy Droplets – 24 in total
  • Frosted Flowers – 10 in total….these usually are not my thing but I ADORE THESE sweet and simple flowers!
  • Floral Romance Seals  – these remind me so much of my Mom as she had a wax seal with her stationery – 4 in total
  • Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots – Say no more…we ALL know that these will be a huge hit – 75 dots in total
  • Gingham Gala Sequins – These already have adhesive on the back (yippee) and they are round and also in a flower shape! Super cute and you will get 100 sequins in total
  • Mini Buttons – Just adorable and will be the PERFECT accent to a card! 6 in total.
  • Garage Keys – Another hit for this catalog….great for Valentines as you “are the key to my heart” 4 in total

 

 

 

 

Have a FAB-O HUMP day and I have a super sweet gingham card that will make you smile…the next time I blog! I was super happy with the end result that I went ahead and did that (4) thing that I shared that I do….and made it in different color combos!

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT SHARE TIME!

 

Hello to all and I know that many of you have been waiting for this….so here you go…..

 

IT IS PRODUCT SHARE TIME…

 

I have been working all day in catching up on things that have needed to get “tended to”  as the house is quiet….just me and my 4 legged friends!!! It is just about 2 p.m. now about 3:40 and I am still in my jammies just trying to make a dent into a pile of “to do’s” and are facing me.

I hope that you all had a blessed Christmas! I did but I admit, I have been here, there and everywhere!. My Dad’s health has been very UP and then DOWN and I am happy to say that he is out of the hospital and in a Rehab Facility getting his strength back. I have been going to see him everyday or at least every other day and with it being a 3 hour trek each way….I have been driving a BUNCH and I am honestly tired!

The great news is…he is doing great and I know right where he will be (in the rehab)….and not having to worry about being at home just quite yet. The “peeps” went to see him today so I have a “day off” and I am determined to get caught up!

We know what happens real soon…..YEP, a NEW CATALOG and when we have a NEW CATALOG….I always do a Product Share! If you are new….(welcome) but let me share with you what is a product share!

In a nutshell…it is the BEST of both worlds….an opportunity for you to get all of the NEWBIES from a new catalog without having to purchase an entire item/product! That is where I come in….I purchase the products from Stampin’ Up!…cut, sort and package them all up for you and then…..PRESTO…you get HAPPY MAIL FROM ME!

My shares are always super popular and I take great pride in them making sure that they are accurate, packaged and presented nicely for you and turned around in a JIF! Trust me, I get it….when it comes out…you want it SUPER FAST and I will say that I am super fast in turning your shares around!

The new catalog goes live on Thursday, January 3rd and I will be “JOHNNY on the SPOT” in ordering and I do plan to overnight delivery my order so they will be turned around over the weekend.

If you have purchased shares from me before, you know the drill…but please share a comment about my share offering if you have a wee bit of time….we all know, referrals are the best way to grow!!!

Please read the offerings below and then EMAIL ME with the SHARE #’s that you want and remember, the I WANT IT ALL SHARE is always the best as you can

 

Share #1 – Swatchbooks, $17.50 

 

 

We have 7 news DSP’s with this new catalog and I will also throw in the Sale-a-bration DSP in as well for FREE to you. I simply cannot imagine playing with my Stampin’ Up! goodies without these gems. They make creating so much easier as you can easily flip through the papers to see what you need!!!

Trust me…and I can vouch for many others….once you purchase these…you will NEVER BE WITHOUT THEM as they make creating and playing with paper….a breeze!

 

 

 

Share #2 – Designer Series Paper – $19.00

You will get a 1/2 Sheet of Paper (6″ X 12″) in the offerings that are  12″ X 12″ Papers….(there are 5 of them) and then 6″ X 6″ paper in the other (2) DSP’s as they are just a 6″ X 6″ offering. (see *** below)

I take great pride in cutting these papers for you and carefully put them between sturdy cardboard to prevent damage from shipping!

  • All My Love
  • Floral Romance
  • How Sweet It Is
  • Happiness Blooms
  • Gingham Gala *** 6″ X 6″
  • Needlepoint Nook
  • Classic Garage *** 6″ X 6″

 

 

Product Share #3 – Ribbons – $11.00

I know that we are ALL GUILTY as charged as we do LOVE OUR RIBBONS and Stampin’ Up! does a WONDERFUL job with such quality offerings! I think that you will all enjoy the offerings! I take a spool of ribbon and break it down to 4 equal increments…..see below for exact measurements!

  • All My Love Ribbon  – This offering has (2) different Ribbons – a Flirty Flamingo  1/8″ solid and then the other a Lovely Lipstick 1/2″stitched edge…you will get – 1 1/4 yards of EACH offerings.
  • Petal Pink Ribbon – This is just beautiful! It is 5/8″ wide and you get –  2 1/2 yards
  • Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Ribbon – This is all 3…FUN, FRESH and FANTASTIC! I love the POP of both colors. You will get – 2 1/2 yards of this 3/8″ ribbon.
  • Calypso Coral Ribbon – We needed this color added and yep, it’s a keeper. It is 3/8″ wide and you will get 2 1/2 yards.
  • Whisper White  Flax Ribbon – Well…this might be my favorite! It is the best of both worlds, classic and practical! The width is 5/8″ and you will get 1 1/4 yards.
  • Black/Silver Striped Ribbon – This is another classic and it makes a beautiful bow! Sometimes I struggle with metallic ribbon but since the metallic is in the middle..it is a gem to work with! It is 1/4″ wide and you will get 2 1/2 yards.

 

 

Product Share #4  – Embellishments – $18.00

This is one area that always seems to put that smile on our faces. Little accents add that special touch to a project and I know….I know – we love to get the blings….but we never use a whole pack! Let me help you out! Just like I do in all of my shares….I cut, sort and package so you will have some from the buffet without getting stuffed!

 

 

 

 

  • Heart Epoxy Droplets24 in total
  • Frosted Flowers10 in total….these usually are not my thing but I ADORE THESE sweet and simple flowers!
  • Floral Romance Seals  – these remind me so much of my Mom as she had a wax seal with her stationery – 4 in total
  • Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots – Say no more…we ALL know that these will be a huge hit – 75 dots in total
  • Gingham Gala Sequins – These already have adhesive on the back (yippee) and they are round and also in a flower shape! Super cute and you will get 100 sequins in total
  • Mini Buttons – Just adorable and will be the PERFECT accent to a card! 6 in total.
  • Garage Keys – Another hit for this catalog….great for Valentines as you “are the key to my heart” 4 in total

 

Well ……there you GO! Above are the 4 offerings for the Occasion Product Share. Below you will see the shipping charges. I always strive to offer the lowest possible for shipping as again, I get it…..I just get grumpy with shipping prices!

I am SUPER HAPPY that I was able to pre-order several of the items to get a jump start on shares. Making the swatch books is always the most time consuming and the great news is….I have them ready to go. I always try to use my preorder to get a jump start on them!

I know that many of you are like me….I always love that I WANT IT ALL OPTION….and yep, this is what I would do.

The I WANT IT ALL OPTION is $65.50 and I will also throw in SALE -A -BRATION DSP  just like I do for the Share #2 – this way….you will have the Swatch Book FREE from me in Share #1 and now you will get (6) 6″ X 12″ sheets of the DSP FREE AS WELL!!!

 

Shipping Info:

  • If you are getting the I WANT IT ALL OPTION…the shipping is a flat fee of $7.00, the cost of the Priority Mail Envelope
  • If you are getting option #2 (the DSP) and any other additional shares…..it is $7.00 as the paper will ONLY fit into a Priority Mail Envelope because of its size of 6″ X 12″
  • If you are getting one option (and it is NOT share #2 DSP)the shipping is $4.00
  • If you are getting more than one share  (and it is NOT share #2 DSP) the Shipping is $5.00

 

 

Please EMAIL ME with what you want to order and PLEASE put in the SUBJECT LINE PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it! (thanks…a bunch!)

PLEASE….PLEASE make sure that I have a current mailing address. I will send confirmation emails starting on Sunday.

I will be doing a 2nd wave of Product Shares but that will not be until the middle of January – I would HOP ON THIS FIRST WAVEthe last date to order from this share is WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2nd as I will be ordering as soon as I am able on the 3rd!

I have linked up many of the new products below in the lineup (I love it when they are already in there) so feel free if you are able to see the offerings.

Once my son Will leaves on Saturday, I will be stuffing the new catalogs and SAB brochures for my customers along with a goodies that I think will be making you smile!!!!

If you are not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the newbie catalogs, simply email me and I will be happy to add you to my list. Whew, this took me a LONG time to get pulled together but I know that many of you have been worried about the share!

Have no fear…I am here and I am happy to put a smile on your face…as that is what you all do to me!

Please pop back on Saturday as you will see 17 AMAZING cards that members from my team did! I offered an optional Card Swap and I have them ready for you to see….I know that it is past Christmas but I also know that “us card-makers” can SPOT a great card/layout when we see one. I am finally off to the post office next to mail goodies to them….

Thanks for your patience and as always, family first and I am thrilled that my Dad is doing better!

 

 

 

 

 

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