Happy Sunday to you! It is another beauty out there today and boy do I have 5 “FFFFC’s” for you on this great day! I bet you’re thinking….what the heck does “FFFFC” stand for?
Fun, Festive,Fabulous Fall Cards!
These were made by members of my team and there will be NO DOUBT that you will have a smile on your face with you gander at these beauties! Please leave them some loving comments and also – if you have any questions on how they created them….ask away! That is how we learn….from others!!!
Hands down Fall is my favorite season of the year and honestly…..I could have this type of weather…cool, crisp, no humidity…..all year long! I hope that wherever you are, you are having a great weekend!
You will see that Alene has (2) cards….she sent me one personally and I just could not resist not sharing it with you all – talk about the queen of a FUN FALL CARD and utilizing punches….WOW!!!!
Happy Monday and I hope that everyone had a great weekend! We sure did as we had a couple of days that there was actually a chill in the air…but now we are back to humidity and it is trying to rain! We are soooooo dry… I think we could use a week of rain!
Today I have for you several swap cards that we made by amazing crafters from my team! These should have been posted EONS ago….but if you are anything like me….than you will always be happy to see some ideas made by others!
Please give these ladies some love if you have a chance to leave them a comment!
I think that it is so much fun to see what others do and also to see where they are from. Enjoy and let’s get this ROLLIN!!!!
I encourage you to look at the details…I am the QUEEN for forgetting to use embossing folders….you can see many of these cards had them and I admit…they add such an addition!
Who likes a SALE….YOU DO!!!
I know if we both do this crafty addiction that we all seem to have – a deal is a deal so why not take a peek and see if you have some retired favorites to snatch up!
The CLEARANCE RACK has been restocked
with some newbies….so take a peek and see!
I just did a quick peek and right off the bat…the goodies that hit my simple button are the 6 X 6 Designer Series Papers in the classic stripes and polka dots for just $4.40 each! (There are all of the collections Subtles, In Colors ……)
The other one that I adore are the Stripe Treat bags for just $2.20!!! To me, a classic way to present a goodie is a win-win for me and also I have an idea for the holidays that was using in these bags and I was fearful that I might not have enough! PROBLEM SOLVED….for just $2.20 – I am a happy stamper!
The other item at a glance that tickled my craft bone was the White Gable Boxes….these are GREAT to add some DSP to…..make a tag and YOU LOOK GREAT when you share a gift…some candy etc….to whomever. If any of you make holiday candy and are always looking for a great way to present them….well – here you go! I like to use a small bag…put my candy in and then put it in the gable box!
Well….I could go on and on with ideas for you in how to take advantage of this re-stocking…..but I need to place my order as once they are gone…..WELL….THEY ARE GONE!
Have a great day and have fun shopping the sale!
It is finally here…..and I am finally here!
It is time for the Holiday Catalog to go live and it is a super fun one!
Am I the only one that has a wonky week when a Holiday falls on a Monday or a Friday? I needed to have my head examined as on Monday I told my local corn man that I would take 200 ears of corn on Wednesday…..
What the heck was I thinking about….as that was CATALOG LAUNCH day and I need to make sure all of my “I’s were dotted and the T’s crossed) as it is a bit tricky making sure that you ordered all of the Product Share requests!
Below you can click the catalog image and have fun flipping away. There are PLENTY of things in this simple minded stamper that I will be playing with!
I think that there is a bit for any style of crafter and it is always super exciting to see what everyone likes! Sometimes there are sleepers in a catalog and then sometimes there are items that we all know will be super popular!
I think one of the popular ones that zoom out the door will be the Advent Calendar (page 38). I have not ordered it yet but I have all sorts of ideas to make that in my style. I love the concept and I have seen the product and it is SUPER STURDY……and the size is just great!
I am not personally a fan of the stamp set that they show with it but I know I can “jazz that puppy” up to make my family and friends smile. I know that this ALWAYS HAPPENS EACH YEAR….we have intentions of doing a project like this….but then that TIME FACTOR squeezes in and we cave in and say….I do not have time!
I say – set a plan and MAKE THE TIME & EFFORT to make one! I bet when you see what I do with it…you will smile – I plan to get together with my stamping friends….Jeanie and Ramsey and we are going to see what twist we can do….
Let’s chat about the Designer Series Paper….it is BINGO-BANGO…..as it will take you all seasons long in using the “FLIP SIDE” but I have a hunch that the Holiday Sides are so classic…that you will use them up! I am giddy about the Wrapped in Plaid, Brightly Gleaming and the Let It Snow Collections….just tooooo cute and classic!
There are just soooo many things going on with Stampin’ Up! that it is hard to keep up with and digest! Below I have highlighted a couple that might just tickle your fancy! Take a deep breath and try to digest it all….
I do not subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a monthly basis but when I have a hunch that there is going to be a cute and festive 3D one…. I HIT THAT BUTTON and did it for 1 month to get the Halloween Offering. I do not know what it is but I can imagine that it is going to be super cute!
Heck, the Halloween selections in the NEW Holiday Catalog are stellar and I am sure that this Paper Pumpkin offering will be no different! Please remember….you can just GET THIS KIT and then BE DONE….that is what I will do – and then if I find another month that I might like….I just purchase it again for that one specific month!
The BUY 3…get 1 FREE DSP Offering is back this year – just remember that it is only good until Sept. 30th….so take a peek at the offering and here’s a great idea….go together with a friend and split the paper!
I know that we all have so much “STUFF” but when there is a good deal, it’s hard to pass up! Below you will see the DSP’s that are included in this sale!
Well…..there you go – some scoop of exciting promotions…and speaking of exciting……guess what came this afternoon……my UPS man and several boxes of Product Share goodies….
I always bite the expensive bullet to get expedited shipping for things that take a bunch of time for me to sort etc……so you know what I will be doing…..YEP…..getting yours shares sorted!
Have a great weekend….we have a break in the heat and humidity and that makes me a HAPPY
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….
You will get a 1/2 sheet of Glimmer Paper (6 ” X 12″ ) in each of the below colors….
Share #4 – Ribbon Shares – $18.75
Now here is another thing that Stampin’ Up! does well…. Ribbon! I 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!
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 #1 – Swatch 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 #3 – Holiday 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!
I am doing a POP IN to let you know that the clearance rack has been stocked with something that Stampin’ Up! has never done….and that is to add
STAMP SETS to the CLEARANCE RACK…..
YEP, that is right and by now you know that I POP on and SHARE NEWS that I believe in and also NEWS that will continue to help you have “great basics….KEEPERS” in your stash!
Before you get “click happy”...(ha-ha…as I know what happens with the ease of clickin’ shoppin’)…take a DEEP BREATH and ask yourself….does it tickle my heartstrings….can I envision projects using it….Just because it is ON SALE….doesn’t mean that you just HAVE TO HAVE IT!
I know to some, that statement may come as a surprise…but I hope that you know that my goal in doing this wonderful thing that I do….is to
INSPIRE YOU…EDUCATE YOU….and let the authentic ME be your guide…
So….with that said….you can CLICK HERE to see the CLEARANCE RACK in all IT’S GLORY….I scrolled through the offerings this morning and I have picked out 6 stamp sets that will always be on Randall Lane….as they are KEEPERS!
Several weeks ago my sweet friend Jeanie came over as she wanted to borrow a stamp set that I thought I had….when we were doing a search and rescue I said to her….these are the stamps sets that I have separated that I will not part with…..she was shocked as there really were not as many as you would think I would keep….and YEP, these stamps below are a part of that keepers!
They are in no particular order….well except the 1st one….as to me…THIS IS THE PERFECT STAMP SET and one that was soooooo overlooked when it was out! (heck – it was a limited edition offering so this is even SWEETER that it is on sale!)
This card is probably easily on the top 3 of my favorite cards that I have ever made….This stamp set was a limited edition one…and I adapted the card from a CASE from Mary Fish…and is screams my name!
It is CLEAN….it is CLASSIC and it is a KEEPER! (simple as that!!!)
I always have several of these on hand …and then when I need a quick card that is beautiful…I just stamp the sentiment that is appropriate for the occasion….and BAM….I know that I will make someone smile!
It is a breeze to whip up in any color combination with the help of the STAMPARATUS….now listen crafters…if you do not own a stamp positioner….than before you spend any more money on this thing that we do….than YOU NEED THIS !
I have them all…the MISTI, Tim Holtz….yada-yada…but when SU came out with this tool, the STAMPARAUS…..they hit it out of the park! If you have another brand…great but having a stamp positioner in your stash is just a necessitty!
WHY??? Nothing more to say than WHY NOT….it is the best!
WHY? I adore the FONT and the sentiments are just super!
WHY? These are just the CUTEST Snowmen EVER and that font….LOVE IT!
WHY? A classic and one that was a sleeper to many…it goes past the holidays!
WHY? Again, the sentiments (classics) and the images are a breeze to color!
(this would also pair beautifully with the NEW BUNDLE we have….the Free as a Bird Bundle)
WHY? This is the PERFECT….classic Fall Stamp Set that one could own!
Well…there you go! I quick POP IN and share my thoughts! I am honestly in the same boat that you are in….the boat of…HOW MANY STAMPS CAN WE POSSIBLY HAVE BOAT! Trust me….I get it! ( you should see how many stamps I need to part with)
It is for this reason that I only share with you products and ideas that are true to my heart….
It really pains me to hear people spend money on products that they look at and now say…..why did I buy that???? and you know what – I GET THAT as well as that is exactly what I always did when a new catalog came out.
I have really, really cut back in my purchasing of Stampin’ Up! Stamps that I get on a whim as I think they are cute….please buy what speaks to you…and what is practical for your style!
In closing….the next time I pop on I will share with you the ADORABLE notecards that I made with the Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes…I just love them and these will be my FREEBIE to YOU for any orders of $75.00 or more.
Please use the Hostess Code of XGQWVURP to your order and I will send you a pack of these sweet must have notecards! (The current Host code is ALWAYS to the right side bar of my post, just copy and paste it)
Here is the easiest way to get to all of THE GOODS…..
HIT THAT PAW PRINT BELOW and then go right to the Clearance rack!