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!
Welcome to the Pals’ June Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects using “Anything with Wings” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
This is a fun theme for this months hop and I knew the “cutie” I was going to use right out of the gate! I can still remember when this single stamp made its debut to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog (2 years ago)…I instantly LOVED it at first glance and I still love it today!
I call this a Peanut Butter & Jelly kinda card….WHAT???
Easy…it is super easy to use…it is always in style…and it is one that I say – “When in doubt…pull it out!!!” as this stamped image will always not only make YOU smile – but the recipient will do the same when they get this super sweet card!
Kinda like Peanut Butter & Jelly…when in doubt …pull it out! We loved it as kids and it still is super yummy as adults!
There is not a bunch to chat about in making this cards as it is super straight forward but I will point out a couple of tips that make a simple and basic card….stand out a bit more!
You all know that I love clean and simple cards and I am also a firm believer that one needs the basic staples of tools to make clean and simple cards. The Simply Scored Tool is just a must have in my opinion! I often do this…a simple score of the cardstock to add some fun!
After Stampin’ my image using the MUST HAVE Stamparatus I used the Blends to color in this fun image. It took literally minutes as the ink just glides on and gives perfect coverage!
After I colored it I thought to myself – I should have used clear embossing powder to make a bit of shine and then PLAN B went into effect…I never took the stamp out of the Stamparatus so PRESTO….
I placed it back in….stamped it again with the black ink and then quickly added clear embossing powder over it and heat set it. Worked like a charm and actually worked like I have planned to do it that way from out of the gate!
I am the very first one that agrees that the time element in life gets the best of us…but this is a super example of why I am a HUGE FAN of a card like this…
It is fast to make…It is rewarding…and it is a keeper!
I invite you to look at the “stuff” you have in your stash and then take inventory of the basics… I am all about these things as you need them 1st to create classics and then add to the inventory as you are able to do so….
To me…the basics in this project are…The Stamparatus…the Simply Scored Tool…The Heat Tool…The Blends and a great Black Ink! As far as Embossing Powders go…the 3 that I use the most are clear, gold and white…again, clean and simple!
OK – that is it for me today as you have a BUNCH OF HOPPIN’ to do and be inspired by. I thank you for popping by (or shall I say buzzin’ by) and I hope this sweet card brought a smile to your face!
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Mixing It Up” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
*** WARNING: this is a long post but a GREAT ONE to help you get organized….and lots of other stuff….grab a cup of whatever and ENJOY!
Hello to all and I know that we are all aware that the NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalog goes live on Tuesday June 4th and as usual…it will be an exciting time to see the new kids on the block!
Today is all about organization…as it always seems to be a HOT TOPIC and one that we all enjoy! Before we yack about being organized I want to share with you…
I WILL ONLY BE DOING 1 PRODUCT SHARE for the NEW ANNUAL CATALOG!
You can CLICK HERE to see the blog post of the Product Share and if you still want to get a Product Share you have until Sunday, June 2nd to secure a spot.
I have sent of all confirmations and I am invoicing now…..so if you have not heard from me….than reach out! It is a HUGE JOB but one that I adore doing and I know that you will be smiling when you receive THE GOODS! 🙂
Now let’s GET TO IT……It’s ORGANIZE TIME!
I have been taking time in organizing my Craft Area and if you follow my Blog, you already know that I ADORE ORGANIZATION IDEAS and I also LOVE to share them with you! My feeling is….why not share as it might just be the right solution for you!
Please know that there are soooooo many ways out there that people organize their paper but I have used this system for years and it is still a BLUE RIBBON WINNER for me!
Are you ready for this…..I will have all of my NEW DSP from the New Catalog in ONE CONTAINER….yep….1 container and I am all ready to rumble when the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK make their way from Utah to Randall Lane.
Everything is labeled and all I need to do is open the paper….slide it in and PRESTO…and everything in 1 spot and that makes me super happy! 🙂
I have blogged about this before but I am going to go over it again and also list some bullet points that I think that you will be able to follow…PLEASE, PLEASE – feel free to email me or leave a comment if you need clarity and also have any other ideas that you would like to share!
I have not had to purchase any of these things I am linking for you as once you have them – you can use them over and over each and every time a new offering comes along…..all you need to do is peel off the label that lists the DSP in the folder….and make a new label with the NEW DSP name….and you are good to go!
I will try my best to convey the message I am trying to get to you…..(darn, another reason why there should be a STAMPER/CRAFT State that we could all gravitate to and learn from each other)….here you go. It is an investment but one that you will see that you use over and over for years to come.
Actually….many of mine are back to the days of being a Creative Memories Consultant…and as anything in life….once you get the “right” products from the start…there will be no reason to reinvent the wheel!
To start with you need 1 of these (container on my shelf to the left) – this is Paper Holder…..well actually I do have (2) of them as I do have one that keeps my specialty paper in (like gold, silver foil sheets….Glimmer Papers…Window Sheets etc…) but for most of you – 1 will work for your DSP but trust me….you will not need more than 2.
I have as many of these folders as there are papers….remember…there are (3) of them in an order so make sure that IF you get this system…that you are not ordering to many! I have 12 of them in one of the paper holders.
Next….the dividers – just as above…..there are (3) of them in an order so again, order accordingly as I think these are KEY to separating your full sheets and scraps of each specific DSP.
Here is the gadget that I would never be without and also something that I often purchase for a gift! It is so practical and it is something that once you get into the habit of using it…you will never be without it! The P Touch Label Maker – this is a GREAT price and trust me…if you have a person that is hard to buy for….this is a super gift!
Naturally you will need the tape for the label maker and I always buy the knock off brand as it is soooo much cheaper and it works great (I have never had any issues with the quality)
This is how I set my system up!
- Label the outside of the Paper Holder with Annual Catalog and then if you bought another one….than I would put Holiday Catalog it Misc. Specialty Papers
- On the file folders – cut the tabs off of the top edges (these little things are annoying) as you will put your DSP Label on the file folder so you do not need the tabs.
- Make a Label – for example Magnolia Lane and then a Label that says Magnolia Lane Scraps
- Place the labels on the folder and then the Scraps one on the divider.
PRESTO – you are going to be so darn tootin’ happy – so much so that you are going to dance in your craft room often as this saves having so much crazy paper here…there and everywhere!!!
My rule of thumb…I keep all full sheets in front of the dividers and then the scraps of that specific DSP Collection behind the divider.
Here is the other product that keeps me organized…and one that I would never ever be without! It is the DSP Swatch Books that I make up as part of my Product Share Offering…..These HANDY DANDY things save me so much time in not having to DIG THROUGH a bunch of paper looking for a great compliment to whatever project I am working on.
Together…these 2 things (the Paper Organizer and my Swatch Books) make keeping my DSP in order.
Trust me, I “get it” that the DSP Swatch Books are pricy…but I am tellin’ you…they save you so much time! All of the product info is right there for you in ONE HANDY SPOT! Once you get used to having them…you will never be without them as it is a great way to see and share all of the papers in one handy booklet.
Ok – my fingers are pooped! I could just go on and on about topics and ideas of Organization….it is sooooo my wheel house as when I am organized…I am HAPPY…it is as simple as that!
I know that I have not been blogging a bunch but I just had to share this with you as these types of things make me SUPER HAPPY.…as I know that we all can buy…buy ..buy…..but then we seem to get overwhelmed and frustrated with all of “the stuff” we collect.
As I said above…these types of posts that I can share with you little tips and tricks that work for me….make me hope that I can be of help to you in not being overwhelmed.
Trust me, I have BEEN THERE…DONE THAT!
Chances are…I will be there again and when that happens – the BEST way to get a grip on what I have is to regroup and reorganize! There is just something magical about knowing where things are so you can enjoy the process! Personally I have always found that I am simply not productive when things are not in “their homes” – and I end up feeling like a dog chasing its tail!
In closing….please remember that if you want to take part of my Annual Catalog Product Share…the final day to secure a spot is this Sunday, June 2nd. I will be figuring out my order and once I place it on the 4th….it is in and then it is my turn to crank them out for you in a ZOOM fashion!
I have decided only to do one share as Stampin’ Up! have already identified that there is already one ribbon and one embellishment that are on backorder already and honestly…it is just as frustrating to me as it is to you….as I realize that we are launching a new catalog. Trust me, I will be like Cinderella waiting for the magical time to order….this is why I am only doing one share…..
Please know that I always strive to be as upfront and always honest to you about things that I promote and suggest. Yesterday, Demonstrators woke up to an announcement from the Home Office that they decided to discount many of the retired products.
True this is GREAT news….but to be totally upfront and honest with you…..it caused many frustrations with Demonstrators as we were told on May 8th that they (the company/Home Office) decided NOT TO DISCOUNT any of the retired products this year….and being the messengers to you…..we share what we are given.
I am a person of integrity and I want you to know that I communicate what I know when it is in writing….and yep, the Home Office had that in writing on May 8th. Please know that these decisions are totally out of my hands and all of the great Demonstrators out there….and yep, I am am sorry if you have already purchased retired products and now they are discounted.
If you are interested in seeing the Retired Products that are now discounted…..you can CLICK HERE and see the offerings. There are some great items there but also I remind you that the NEW CATALOG will be coming out on Tuesday!
Thank you for hanging in there today and I do hope that this post inspired you a wee bit on how you can have a system for your DSP and have it not take up a bunch of room! To me, the BEST PART is….year after year….catalog after catalog…you can peel off the label and reuse the folders!
If you are wishing to get into my Annual Catalog Product Share……please email me and put in the subject line – PRODUCT SHARE so I can SPOT IT….and for those of you that have already sent me a request….I have sent out all confirmations/communications to you….so if you did not hear from me…..EMAIL ME…as it fell through the cyber loops!
Have a GREAT weekend….I sure plan to and on Monday I will share with you an item from the NEW CATALOG that I just know will bring a smile to your face…as I say – it’s a KEEPER!
Good Morning and I hope that each and everyone of you are having a wonderful day….and if you are a Mom…I hope that you are enjoying this special day!
I loss my wonderful Mom 9 years ago and I am sure that many of you are in my spot of missing the one that you loved so…but I choose to let the fun memories flood in!
For those of you that are not Moms….I say – you are equally as special as I am sure that you have touched many peoples lives…and I think that there are times that the focus is on a specific day…but the way I see it is…
We all have gifts…so lets all celebrate everyones strength and kindness!
This morning I had a flood of DINGS on my phones from amazing women all reaching out to say – let’s have a great day…you rock….we are the glue…yada-yada….and so far I have had a GREAT day….I went to a yoga class…had several great cups of coffee….played with the critters… and I have CYBER-SHOPPED!!!!
Yep…I have helped the cyber shopping community and thought to myself….
YOU ALL deserve a DEAL that I know you would love and appreciate!
One thing that ALWAYS PAINS ME and honestly makes me a bit grumpy is having to pay for shipping and yep, I know that many of you agree with me that Stampin’ Up! shipping charges $$$….so…I am giving you a FREE SHIPPING DAY!!!!
FREE SHIPPING FROM ME for any orders that are placed with me over $50.00 +.
We all know that the new catalog is coming around super soon….and this is a great time to stock up on things that are going up in prices…We all know that a price increase happens from time to time….so I am giving you an opportunity to stock up of the basics that you use over and over…..
I am trying to make this a quick email….here are a couple of things that are going up in price! The items below are the BASICS that I know that I use all of the time….I hope that this helps!
Cardstock – from $8.50 to $8.75
Envelopes White and Very Vanilla- from $7.00 to $7.50
Thick Whisper White & Very Vanilla Paper – from $7.75 to $8.25
Versa Mark Ink Pad – from $9.00 to $9.50 (treat yourself to a NEW ONE…you will be amazed with the difference as this seems to be an item that we never update….also – I do not use the refill as I think a fresh pad has a much better consistency than using the re-inker)
Stampin’ Mist – from $4.50 to $5.00
Embossing Powders from $5.00 to $6.00
Foil Sheets – from $4.00 to $5.00
Also – remember to shop the retired list as well as the clearance rack!
I also wanted to pass this along that Stampin’ Up! had on the Demonstrator Website…(I know that I was holding out to see if any of the retired products will be reduced as YEP – I am like you….I LOVE A DEAL…but below in green text you will see what I copied and pasted from the site…
Please do not ask me why as I honestly do not know….seems kinda weird but it is what it is…! I know that I am going to scoop up some things that are walking the plank!
Based on current inventory levels for all markets,
we have made the decision not to offer discounts on retiring products.
There you go….a quickie (for me) but a DEAL FOR YOU! I will write you a personal check for your shipping charges that you incurred for your Stampin’ Up! order that you place with me TODAY!!! This is good for orders placed through my website (HIT THAT BELOW PAW PRINT)…
When I see that you have placed an order I will see what your charges were and write you that check and also if you are NEW to my current customer list I will send you a new catalog when I write the check!
Please use the hostess code of UCWS9WDP when you place your order and remember, if your order is over $75+ you will also receive a free roll of Tear and Tape from me….my monthly thank you to YOU for shopping with me!
We all know that Stampin’ Up! shipping is 10% and that adds up – so this is YOUR opportunity to get FREE SHIPPING from me! I had fun cyber shopping this morning and I just thought – this makes me sad that Stampin’ Up! does npt do something special….so….
THIS IS MY GIFT FROM little old me….to SUPER SPECIAL YOU!
Please do not forget to reserve your Product Share offering with me….you can CLICK HERE to see the Blog Post that I did on Friday! I will be offering a 2nd wave of a Product Share most likely on the 3rd week of June…but I STRONGLY recommend getting in this share as who knows if certain products will go on back order!
You just never know and trust me….I am like CINDERELLA placing an order when the GREEN LIGHTS goes on with Stampin’ Up! and assuming that there are no hiccups with shipping I will turn your Share order around and ship it within the week of me getting THE GOODS!
I always take great pride in my shares and it is my pleasure in offering them to YOU!
Have a GREAT DAY!!!!
***I have used the mailing selector system for my new catalogs so if you have placed a $50+ order or more with me in the past 6 months, you will automatically be getting one from me!***