The car is packed and I'm off to the Stamping in the Mountains retreat. We've been talking about this for months and I know everyone is so excited. The recent hurricane had us worried. I heard from the two of the three that hit hardest by the storm and they are still coming to retreat! Through all the loss and devastation, the need to get away ans surround yourself with friends and fellowship, as well as being creative is really a basic need. I can't tell you how thankful I am to be able to serve their needs this coming weekend.
Today, I I used the Falling for Leaves Stamp Set to count my blessings. I am so thankful that even though there is a lot of clean up to do, that my friends are all safe. We need creative downtime even more when faced with adversity to keep our minds off our troubles, and to let out some of that stress and negative energy.
September Ordering Specials
Remember, there are TWO Customer specials this month.
1. I have 25 Bonus Day Coupon Codes that are worth $5 each!
Yesterday's Blog DIY Card Kit Winner:
Robin Bell! Congratulations! Please IM me your address.
Would you like to win your own DIY Card Kit?
Leave me a comment on the blog every day in September for your chance to win!
Base: Early Espresso, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Cajun Craze, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Cajun Craze Layering Circle
Layer 4: Very Vanilla Layering Circle.
Have you ever made a card and thought "Hmmmm...no." Try as you might, it just doesn't work? Take your card from 'Drab to Fab' with just a few strategically placed embellishments! In this case, I really wanted to love this fun design using the Country Lane Designer Series Paper and Many Blessings Stamp Set. But it was just so "blah". I quickly grabbed 3 small Gold Metallic Peals and it really perked things up.
TODAY'S THE DAY!
You've been so patient! Goodness! It must be hard to sit see all these sneak peeks the last month and not be able to order out of the catalog. That's why I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! I get to place my order a full month before everyone else. (If you'd like in on that fabulous little perk, just let me know!)
Anyway...today you can finally order out of the new Holiday Catalog. You're absolutely going to love it. Here's a look at what's inside.
Today's Blog DIY Card Kit Winner : Gourdy VanGogh Congratulations! Please IM me your address.
Would you like to win your own DIY Card Kit? Leave me a comment on the blog every day in September for your chance to win!
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 2: Country Lane Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3"
Layer 3: Early Espresso, 1 3/4" x 2", punched with Banner Triple Punch
Layer 4: Crumb Cake, 2" Circle Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
September Sweet & Simple Class
Retreat In a Box
Can't make the Fall Stamping in the Mountains Retreat? Don't worry! I've got you covered. Come let me surprise, delight, and spoil you! This special edition retreat-in-a-box is perfect for fall crafting. We're showcasing fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects created just for you. Click on the image for more information.
September Card Club - Wishing You Well
September Christmas Card Club - Joyous Noel
Happy First Day of September! I look forward to this day all summer. Why? Because that means, I can officially start my fall and holiday crafting!
Today's Crafty Saturday Facebook Live event was full of information and stamping fun. It featured the new Many Blessings Stamp Set, which was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Ruth Snyder. This set is just perfect since it can be used throughout the fall and Christmas holiday season. If you had to choose just one stamp set from the new holiday catalog, this would be it! Speaking of the new catalog...it goes love on September 5th. Need a copy? Let me know!
There were a few announcements on today's Crafty Saturday Facebook Live:
Finally...I announced a NEW BLOG CONTEST! Throughout the month of September, leave me a blog comment on the blog post of the day. Each morning, I'll randomly draw a name to win a DIY Card Kit from me. Kits will include 6 card bases and coordinating Designer Series Paper. For example, leave a comment on Today's September 1st Blog, and on Monday, September 3rd, I'll choose a winner from those comments only. Kits will be mailed out on the Monday the following week. (***Contest valid for U.S. residents only. )
Phew.... I think that was everything! I hope you enjoy your Labor Day weekend. Go out and have some fun. You deserve it!
Base: Old Olive, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/4" x 4" (Cut 2; 1 for the inside)
Layer 2: Country Lane Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Old Olive, 2 1/4" x 3"
Layer 4: Early Espresso, 2" x 2 7/8"
Layer 5: Whisper White, 1 3/4" x 2 1/2"
Do you love pretty paper, but wonder what you're going to do with 7 full packs? Or maybe you'd like to get smaller samples to see which one you like best so you can get your holiday crafting done? Then my 2017 Holiday Paper Share is for you! You'll get 1/4 of a pack of all 7 holiday designer series papers. That gives you a half sheet of six 12" x 12" packs and full sheets of each pattern from the 6" x 6" Quilted Christmas pack.
The 2017 Holiday Paper Share is a great value. At only $24, you'll 35 sheets of holiday paper which will be perfect for card making, scrap booking, or holiday home decor projects! That's a savings of $68!! Plus, I'll include a free 4-card tutorial featuring some of my favorite holiday paper, as well as a full list of coordinating Stampin' Up! colors so there's no guessing which colors coordinate. Local people can pick their shares up for no additional charge, or I'll mail it to you priority shipping in a padded envelope for an additional $7.20.
It may take a few weeks to receive your share. Shares are ordered based on groups of 4 people. Once 4 people sign up, I'll order the paper. It takes a week to receive it from Stampin' Up! and a few days for me to cut it, package it, and mail it out to you. I will keep you updated as to when you may expect to receive your share as soon as I can. Please email me to reserve your share as soon as possible for the fastest possible turn around time.
I'm sticking with the coffee theme this week. Maybe because after having my young niece and nephew here for two weeks, we all need an extra jolt of caffeine to replace their missing energy. Maybe because the Lad is moving back to Charlotte tomorrow and I need some energy and stamina to help me say good-bye again. Whatever the case, coffee is my friend this week.
Speaking of friends, this design is by my friend Selene Kempton, who shared 16 card designs with my Stamping Bee Team at a quarterly crafting meeting in June. I used this, plus 3 other desings from the Coffee Break Suite as my class August 2nd Sunday Class.
Selene has made the trip down from Boston twice in the last year to bring us new ideas and designs. And now, I'm thrilled to be able to bring you this very same 16-card event.
2017 Holiday Catalog 16-Card Extravaganza!
When: Saturday, September 16
Time: Check-in begins at 12:45, with crafting fun from 1-4pm
Where: Chatham Trades, Siler City, NC
Your $45 in person class fee includes:
There's also a "To Go" by mail option. You'll receive:
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