A Tip for you Tuesday!

 

 

 

Good Morning and boy…do I have a new tool that I love and I guess you might just need to do some retail therapy! You know me by now – when I find a product that makes things easier for me when I craft… I love to share my findings!

Trust me, I have tried…purchased…given away…and returned many “weapons” (as I like to call them) that are to help you with picking up small objects. I can hear many of you right now…saying – “I have this and I love it or that never happened to me” and trust me, I believe you and I get it. 

I think when we craft we use what works for our personal needs. Everyone is different. I have had many products that I adored and then over time I found that they just did not hold up or perhaps my needs have changed etc…I am sure you can understand where I am coming from.

One thing that I always need to have in my work space is something to pick up small pieces of paper that I want to adhere…or a sequin…or even a super thing strip of paper that my fingers just can’t grab.

Here is my new friend, the Jewel Picker. (I giggle with the name) I have linked to the one that I purchased from Amazon but when I went to find the link for you last night I see that they have one with just “one end of  picker” that is less expensive, here is that link.

Below you will see the picture (sorry for the shadows) I bet you are saying why do you have 2? Easy – after I tried it out I loved it so much that I bought another one to have in my “on the go bag” – a tip that I learned from Jeanie.

She is a hoot and boy when she hears – do you want to go and craft???? She has a bag packed and ready to rumble….a gal after my own heart!

 

 

 

 

 

I know that there are some people out there that do not care for Amazon (and I totally respect that) but the main reason that I share links to Amazon is out of convenience  – they simply carry just about everything and it is easy for me to share with you.

I have tried many, many different “pick me up’ers” but this one had won my heart! There you go, a tip from me to you!  😀

 

 


 

 

NEW TOPIC:   Holiday Catalog Product Share!

 

Yesterday I emailed everyone that has requested a Holiday Catalog Product Share so if you did NOT receive an email confirmation from me, please email me as it could have been a simple “miss on my end”

You still have time to get in the 1st wave of my Product Share so no worries if you have not emailed me.

The cut off for the first wave is this Sunday, September 3rd. I will be doing a 2nd wave of Product Shares but that not be until the 3rd week of September. I need to budget my time for my monthly kits so please if you want to get in with the 1st round, email me on or before September 3rd and please put in the subject line HOLIDAY PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it quickly!

You can click here to see the Product Share offering for the new upcoming Catalog that comes out THIS Friday, September 1st!!! (woot-woot!!!) I get asked often to show my “tin” that I keep my swatch books in…so here you go! This little puppy has all of the Annual Catalog as well as the new upcoming Holiday Catalog in one tin!

 

 

 

 

When I think of the items that I use in my work area the most…these are on the TOP of the list…you will be amazed at how often you reach for them! They are simply the best! Everything you need is at your fingertips and it save so much “mess” in pulling out sheets of paper to see if they coordinate! They are share #1 of my offerings!

Product Shares are the best “bang for your buck” as you will be squealing when you see that Priority Mail package delivered to your door. It IS like Christmas because you have everything at your fingertips at a fraction of the price if you were to purchase them individually.

With the Holiday Catalog being such a “short selling season” – this is the way to go….Click here to see the offerings and email me if you want to get on a Product Share. You can also see the drop down box on my Blog Header.

Have a great day and I will see you in the morning…it is HUMP DAY!

 

 

 

Holiday Catalog Product Share offerings!

 

Guess what is in 2 weeks from today?

 

YEP, September 1st  and that means that it is the first day to order from the new catalog! New catalogs are always an exciting time but this catalog timeframe is a ZOOM timeframe.

We all know that the time from September 1st to the end of the year just ZOOMS by!

Let’s just step back and think of all of the things that go on. Back to School, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and we can’t forget the “others” that just happen like Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries…I think that you get it!

With the Holiday Catalog everyone seems to order quickly because that “calendar thing” that I talked about!

 

The cut off for the 1st wave of Product Share is Sunday, September 3rd.

 

I will be doing a 2nd wave of Product Shares but that not be until the 3rd week of September. I need to budget my time for my monthly kits so please if you want to get in with the 1st round, email me before September 3rd and please put in the subject line HOLIDAY PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it quickly!

 

I will be ordering as soon as I see the Green Light go on with Stampin’ Up! at 5 a.m. on September 1st!

 

I will be “johnny on the spot” to order promptly to hopefully avoid any potential backorders….(fingers crossed that there will not be any) to be able to turn around your product shares in a jif!

I have been doing shares forever! (well, you know what I mean) and by now many of you know the scoop! I take great pride in my shares as “I get it” – it is super exciting to be able to get a taste of the new products without having to buy it all.

If you are new to shares….you will love them as it is just what I said – I take the product, divide it up, package it …and off to you in the mail – that is what I call  “Happy Mail” and when you receive it…you WILL do a happy dance that your family will probably not understand….but again, I get it!

I use Pay Pal for my shares but I am not able to send an invoice out until September 1st (Stampin’ Up! policy) but again, I will have everything all ready to hit that button. As a share fills I will email you a confirmation for your share.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions and DON’T FORGET YOUR ADDRESS!!! (you all get so excited that you forget the important stuff!!!!)

 


Share #1 – Swatch Books – you will receive (7) swatch books…all ready with the product info on them for you to be able to get stampin’ ! ~ $15.00 and ships for FREE!

 

 

 

These are life savers! A tool that I touch each day as it saves me so much time when I am looking for “the right color combination”. I will cut all of the paper so you can flip away and see! A great tool for the crafter as well as for the demonstrator!

On the back, there is the important info with the colors that coordinate, the item # and price….I guess you can say that they are just the BEST!

 


Product Shares #2  – 1/2 sheets of the NEW DSP from the Holiday Catalog – $28.00…(plus some foils & glimmers  and that will make you smile…heck, it’s the Holidays – we need a bit of bling!!!)

You will receive 6″ X 12″ of all of the NEW papers and a FULL sheet of the 6″ X 6″ paper if it is a Paper Stack! There are 7 New Paper Collections!

The New Papers are:

  • Quilted Christmas – 6″ X 6″ paper stack
  • Merry Little Christmas
  • Merry Music Specialty
  • Christmas Around the World
  • Year of Cheer Specialty
  • Painted Autumn
  • Spooky Night

The Foils Papers are: (page 194 in the Annual Catalog and the Champagne is NEW in the Holiday Catalog)

  • Gold, Silver, Copper &  ***Champagne

The Glimmers are: (page 194 in the Annual Catalog)

  • Dazzling Diamonds, Silver, Gold and Red

 


Product Share #3 – Ribbon Share (10 different Ribbons) – $20.00

 

We LOVE our ribbon and there are some great offerings this catalog! I am still in awe with the ribbon in the Annual Catalog….and I know that these new offerings in the Holiday will make you smile!

The Ribbons with the *** are from the Annual Catalog but I did not offer them before and they are a perfect compliment for this Holiday Catalog

  • Quilted Christmas Ribbon –  2 ½ yards
  • 7/8” Black and White Stripe Ribbon  –  2 ½ yards(LOVE THIS)
  • Jute Twine –  2 ½ yards
  • Mini Tinsel Trim Combo: This offering there are (2) colors, Real Red and Silver…2 ½ yards of each color
  • Real Red 1/8” Solid –   2 ½ yards (LOVE THIS)
  • Vintage Crochet Trim –  2 ½ yards
  • ***Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (pg. 198 in Annual Catalog) – 2 ½ yards
  • ***3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon:(pg. 199 in Annual Catalog) This offering there are (2) colors,Gold and Silver…2 1/2 yards of each color

 

 


Product Share #4 – Embellishments – $20.00

 

The Embellishments in this catalog are over the top….out of control!!! That is what it is all about with the holidays…the little extra something! Hang onto your Santa Hat ’cause wait until you see this list of goodies!

  • Stitched Felt Embellishments – (2) each of the 3 designs offered, (6) in total
  • Mini Ornaments – (4) of them
  • Green Sprigs – (6) of them
  • Acetate Boxes – (2) of them (LOVE THESE!!!)
  • Year of Cheer Embellishments – (2) each of the designs offered in both gold and silver, (8) in total
  • Foil Snowflakes – (4) each in both Gold & Silver, (8) in total
  • Mini Pizza Boxes – (2) of them (LOVE THESE!!!)
  • Black Rhinestone Jewels – (50) 3 mm, (10) 4 mm, (10) 5mm – (70) Rhinestone jewels in total

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IN SUMMARY :

  • SHARE #1 –DSP Swatch Books – $15.00 – FREE SHIPPING!
  • SHARE #2 – 1/2 Sheets of DSP  – $28.00
  • SHARE #3 – Ribbons – $20.00
  • SHARE #4 – Embellishments – $20.00

 

SHIPPING:

  • If you are just ordering the  DSP Swatch Books (share #1) – the Shipping is FREE 🙂 
  • If you are just ordering the NEW DSP Paper (share #2) – the Shipping is $6.95 (Priority Mail Shipping Fee)
  • If you are just ordering Shares #3 and/or Share #4 – the Shipping is $5.00

****Any combination of the above shares the shipping is $6.95 due to the fact that I have to mail Priority Mail to accommodate the proper care for the 6″ X 12″ of the DSP. ****

 

If you WANT IT ALL ($83.00 in total) – the shipping is free  plus I will throw in a sheet of new MINI Stampin Dimenisions….I call them my Stampin’ Vitamins!

 

Product Shares are FUN…Product Shares are SMART!

 

WHEW….that is a bunch to put together but I know that you are excited for the shares. It is fun and it is the best way to get all of the new kids on the block without breaking your “Daisy Bank”

Milo’s bags are packed and we are off…(well John too) to head South to see our sweet Hannah! Milo feels like he is TOP DOG being able to come with us….he is just soooo darn perfect how can I not take him!

Enjoy the day…be safe and make someone smile!

 

Round #2 – Product Share!

 

Good Morning and as promised that I would be having the 2nd and final wave of a Product Share from the New Catalog….so here it is! If you would like to order any of the Shares …..here is the last opportunity to do so!

In the drop down of my blog header you will see the Product Share offering….You can view it there or below I have the details. Please email me if you want a share and put in the subject line PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it.

 

 

The last date to order for this FINAL SHARE is this Friday, June 23rd

 

Please make sure that you send me your current shipping address. I will send you a Pay Pal Invoice when the share fills! Product Shares are simply the best way to go to the buffet without feeling stuffed!

 

 

Share #1 – Swatch Books  $37.50 (There are 15 swatch books of amazing new paper) FREE SHIPPING 😆 

You will receive (15) swatch books…all ready with the “necessities” for you to “get to stampin” ~ $37.50 and ships for FREE!

 

 

 

 


Share #2 – Card Stock Swatches on a Ring $8.00  – I only have 6 of these left…..ONCE THEY ARE GONE….SORRY! 😯 

 

 

I offer these at every Product Share because they are not only helpful but they also make a wonderful gift for a crafty friend or downline and this is a tool that I reach for DAILY! (Actually the Swatch Books and Card Stock Ring share the same tin on my workspace)

You will get all of our Card Stocks all with the name and color family on each swatch. You can see how handy this would be to pull out several colors to see how you like them together. I have them divided by color family and they do include the Thick Card Stock in Very Vanilla and Whisper White. In total you will receive 52 Card Stock Swatches plus the dividers all on a ring!

 

 


Share #3 – New Designer Series Paper  $42.50 – We have 15 new offerings!!!

You will receive a half sheet – 6″ X 12″ of all of the NEW papers (and if there are a specialty paper, you will get a 1/4 sheet of that)  This catalog, there are 15 New Paper Collections!  There are (3) 6 X 6 Paper Stacks, and for these, you will receive a full  6 X 6 sheet of these!

This is a ton of paper but the great thing is – you get the whole buffet without the huge cost! The papers are on pages 187-189.

  • The 6 X 6 Stacks are (3 of them) : Petal Garden, Color Theory and Wood Textures
  • In Color Fresh Florals DSP : You will receive (2) 1/2 sheets of each “In Color” pattern.  (these are beautiful)
  • Designer Series Paper (7 of them): Whole Lot of Lovely, Naturally Eclectic, Coffee Break, Pick a Pattern, Be Merry, Birthday Memories and Delightful Daisy

Speciality Designer Series Paper (4 of them): Eastern Palace, Bundle of Love, Foil Frenzy and Just Add Color

 

 


Share #4 – Ribbon $43.50 (Hold on to your hat as we have some A M A Z I N G new ribbons!)

Stampin’ Up! hit a GRAND SLAM with the ribbon this year. I honestly do not think I have seen a better collection of amazing ribbons and they are very practical for card makers as they are great widths.

I know that there is a BUNCH below but trust me….I could have added more….really – it is very special this catalog! If you were to buy all of this by the spools – YIKES, the bank would be broken! Look at the color options, I really tried to balance it out! I am just so happy that the ribbon is “bow friendly” as it is so easy to work with and it is perfect for card making! Ribbons are on pages 198 & 199.

 

  • Gingham Ribbon (1/2″ width) – 2 1/2 yards: Night of Navy
  • Double Stitched Ribbon  (1/4″ width) – 2 1/2 yards of each color: Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight
  • Ombre Ribbon (1/4″ width) –  2 1/2 yards of each color: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Classic Weave Ribbon (3/8″ width) – 2 1/2 yards of each color: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Whisper White
  • Stitched Satin Ribbon (3/8″ width) –  2 1/2 yards of each color: Bermuda Bay and Garden Green
  • Stitched Edge Ribbon (1/4″ width) – 2 1/2 yards of each color: Old Olive, Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry
  • Finely Woven Ribbon (1/2″ width) – 2 1/2 yards of each color: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink
  • Copper Trim (1/4″ width) – 1 1/4 yards
  • Shimmer Ribbon (3/8″ width) – 2 1/2 yards of each color: Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party
  • Sheer Ribbon (1/8″ width) – 2 1/2 yards of each color: Calypso Coral, Fresh Fig and Whisper White
  • Mini Chevron (3/8″ width) –  2 1/2 yards of each color: Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry

 

 


Share #5 – Embellishments: $19.00  – WOW…again we a bunch of choices that I could have gone for….and boy, it was a hard to narrow down but I decided to showcase for you in this share products that I really like and find to be practical for clean and simple cards! Products found on pages 196 & 197.

I am super excited that the pearls and rhinestones are now flat and yep, they still have adhesive on them! Embellishments make us smile!

  • 24 Faceted Gems in Clear
  • 24 Faceted Gems in Gold (I used this in a Daisy card for the center of the flower and it is beautiful)
  • 6 Tassels (2 of each color)
  • 6 Honeycomb Balloons (2 of each color)
  • Basic Pearls (50) of the 3 mm, (10) of the 4 mm & (10) of the 5 mm
  • Basic Rhinestones (50) of the 3 mm, (10) of the 4 mm & (10) of the 5 mm
  • Glitter Enamel Dots (80) Dots in an amazing variety of shades
  • 5 stripe treat bags (these are sooooo cute)

 


IN SUMMARY :

  • SHARE #1 –DSP Swatch Books – $37.50 – FREE SHIPPING!
  • SHARE #2 – Card Stock on a Ring – $8.00
  • SHARE #3 – 1/2 Sheets of DSP  – $42.50
  • SHARE #4 – Ribbons – $43.50
  • SHARE #5 – Embellishments – $19.00

 

SHIPPING:

  • If you are just ordering the  DSP Swatch Books (share #1) – the Shipping is FREE 🙂 
  • If you are just ordering the Card Stock on a Ring (share #2) – the shipping is $3.50
  • If you are just ordering the DSP Paper (share #3) – your shipping is $6.95 (the standard Priority Mail Shipping fee)
  • If you are just ordering the ribbon (share #4) – your shipping is $5.00
  • If you are ordering 4 or more different shares – your shipping is FREE!
  • If you WANT IT ALL….your shipping is FREE plus I will throw in a NEW Flirty Flaming Bakers Twine and a sheet of the new mini stampin’ dimensionals!

 

Please remember when you email me with your share order, please put in the subject line – PRODUCT SHARE and  make sure that I have a correct mailing address for you. I do ship Priority Mail through the Post Office.

Enjoy the day….and tomorrow…..It’s time to go out of the box a bit….and guess what – IT IS FUN!!!! 😀 

Annual Catalog Product Share!

 

 

Now this is a way to end the week….with a PRODUCT SHARE!

The official launch date of the new catalog is less than 2 weeks away and that means it is time to take advantage of a product share!

Yesterday I bogged about the Share # 1 (Swatch Books) and Share #2 (Ring of Card Stock) and today you will be able to see ALL of the offerings that I have for you!

The BEST WAY for you to navigate and be able to quickly see the offerings is to click on the tab above on my header. I will keep it up there for several weeks so you do not have to scroll through blog posts to find it!

What is a product share? EASY – it is a way for you to get a taste of the NEW products coming out without having to purchase a whole pack…a whole roll of ribbon etc…..

Remember, I am married to my Accountant (ha-ha….but it is true) and he helps me do the math to make it fair. Basically I take the product – divide it – divide the cost and then package it fun for you and off to the Williamsport Post Office I go!

All you need to do is smile….I have made your day and you have the new kids on the block without breaking your piggy bank (sorry Daisy)!!! I love this below picture of Lucy….and this is how I feel when I am putting together your shares….I just wish I had an Ethel to help me!

 

 

 

 

Here is a quick listing of the shares but click on the above tab to see the detailed info about each specific share. Once you have decided what you want….just click here and email me with the subject line – PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it.

 

Please list the shares that you want and provide me your mailing address 😀 

 

I truly love to get my mailing labels and as much completed before the product comes as you can imagine that it is a bunch of product! (this is really a fun thing for me as I know how much you all enjoy it…..trust me – I “get it” as I have participated in many shares myself!

WHEW…..this was a work to put together but it is really, REALLY getting me excited for the new catalog! If you are not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a catalog, please email me…..I would love to work with you!

See you tomorrow for Simple Saturday….it is sooooo simple that I think John could make it!

 

p.s. – here is a funny for you …even though Hannah is 23…she remembers the crazy fun I have always had with my hobbies!

When I was telling Hannah that I was gearing up for a Product Share she said – Do you remember when you made us help you tear, count, sort and package Mrs. Grossman Stickers – YEP, SHE IS RIGHT…..

When I was a Creative Memories Consultant I had an account with Mrs. Grossman and I would buy HUGE rolls of stickers and divide them down for my team and customers….and YEP – that is exactly what I do with Stampin’ Up! I will say…..I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love and have fun all at the same time!

 

Have a great day!

 

 

Product Share time!

 

Good morning and I know that many of you have sent me mails….“ARE YOU GOING TO DO A PRODUCT SHARE?” Yep, you betcha! My catalogs were mailed to my customers last week and I am sure that many of you that have the catalogs are waiting for a product share to roll around!

Today I am just showcasing the Swatch Books and Card Stock Swatches on a Ring and then pop back tomorrow and I will showcase the rest of the Product Share that I am offering. I decided to do it this way because I know that it is a lot to take in….so breaking it down might be helpful to people that are new to shares.

The (2) shares that I am showcasing today are what I call “lifesavers to me” – these are what I like to call my friends in my work area because they are something that I reach for and “lean on” like a great friend.

I am all about making things easier to grab and decide when I am creating because face it – that is what it is about….to have fun and not be frustrated. These (2) shares keep me happy, on my toes and in a nut shell…I “could not – would not” be without them!

If you have purchased these from me in the past, please leave a comment and let people know how you like them. I will say that once you have them…you will always order them because they take up so little room but are chocked full of info to make your creating fun and enjoyable.

 

 Share #1 – Swatch Books  $37.50 (There are 15 swatch books of amazing new paper) FREE SHIPPING 😆 

 

 

 

These Swatch Books are a dream to not have the clutter on your work area of full sheets of paper – trying to decide what would work for you….and what wouldn’t. The swatches allow you to flip through and see the colors and patterns….figure out how you can mix and match.

Each Swatch Book will have all of the info you need….the DSP name, item #, price, colors that coordinate…this in itself deserves a WOOT-WOOT! Here is the back with all of the “vitals”  😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share #2 – Card Stock Swatches on a Ring $8.00

 

 

 

I offer these at every Product Share because they are not only helpful but they also make a wonderful gift for a crafty friend or downline and this is a tool that I reach for DAILY! (Actually the Swatch Books and Card Stock Ring share the same tin on my workspace)

You will get all of our Card Stocks all with the name and color family on each swatch. You can see how handy this would be to pull out several colors to see how you like them together. I have them divided by color family and they do include the Thick Card Stock in Very Vanilla and Whisper White. In total you will receive 52 Card Stock Swatches plus the dividers all on a ring!

 

 

 

 

SHIPPING:

  • If you are ordering Share #1 – The Swatch Books – SHIPPING IS FREE!
  • If you are ordering Share #2 – Card Stock Swatches – Shipping is $3.50

 

If you would like one of these shares, please email me and put in the Subject Line – PRODUCT SHARE so I can SPOT IT and I will reserve a share for you. I use Pay Pal and I will send an acknowledgment email to you and then I will do a Pay Pal Invoice.

Please remember that I cannot order the Designer Series Paper until June 1st (yippee – that is just 2 weeks from today) but know that I always ship my order expedited so in turn I will get your shares OUT THE DOOR TO YOU as fast as my hands can cut, label and ship! (I already have a surplus of the Share #2 ready to rumble)

I hope that you will pop back tomorrow to see the offerings for the remainder of the Product Shares that I will be offering….paper, ribbon, embellishments…..OH MY!!!

Have a GREAT DAY and get excited to get your shares ordered and off your mind – time to focus and take in the NEW CATALOG….this is always an exciting time of the year!

 

 

The last chance…

 

 

Good end of the week!!! This will be a short post but an important post as today is the last day for you to email me if you would like to take part of the Occasions Catalog Product Share. Please email me by 10 p.m. eastern tonight if you want to get in on the fun. (Also, please put in the subject line – PRODUCT SHARE) so I can spot it!

What is a product share? A product share is an opportunity for you to get a taste of the new products without having to break your piggy bank. What I do is take the new product and break it down into smaller quantities and then pass the opportunity on to you which in turn saves you money as you are getting a “taste” without eating the “calories”

You can click here to see the post about the Product Share offerings that I have and/or also hit the drop down box under the header of my blog that simply says “Product Shares”...I take great pride in my shares and I will expedite the shipping from Stampin’ Up! so I can turn them right around to you!

What are popular ones???

  • Always the swatch books (share #1)
  • The 1/2 sheets of all of the NEW papers (Share #2)
  • The Designer Series Paper Stacks (Share #5 )

 

Last night, I sent an email confirmation to all that had emailed me this week for a request so if you did not get an email from me…please reach back out to me.

Short post today…..but tomorrow….you will see instant beauty! Enjoy the day!

 

 

 

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