As many of you know, I earned my first Stampin' Up! incentive trip after only being a demonstrator for two years. That's a pretty big accomplishment, and I loved being able to take my sister to Alasaka with me. I've been committed to earning Greece all year long. Earning the 2nd trip in consecutive years is a challenge. And I'm happy to say, I'm very close!
When I got on the ship in July to go to Alaska, I needed 168 - $50 orders. As of September 1st, that number has decreased significantly! Now, I only need 40 - $50 orders to earn the incentive trip for two to Greece. I'm so excited, I can almost taste the moussaka and baklava!
I couldn't do this without you, my fiercely loyal customers! As the stamp in the Many Blessings Stamp Set says, I am so "Thankful for you EVERY DAY!"
September Ordering Special
I have 28 Bonus Day Coupon Codes that are worth $5 each!
Today's Blog DIY Card Kit Winner : Sarah Mitchel! 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: Whisper White, Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 4" x 3 3/4"
Layer 2: Country Lane Designer Series Paper, 3 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Layer 3: Early Espresso, 2" x 2 3/4"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 1 7/8" x 2 5/8"
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
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Oh my! This card was so much fun. Did you know that that dies in the Rooted in Nature Bundle come with dies that also emboss? All of the Champagne Foil leaves were embossed with thinlets! They can be cut out using the framelits. It's pure genius and I just love the look of it. I had so much fun, I ended up with extras. Not one to go to let foil pieces go to waste, I decorated the inside of the card, too!
Now, won't that be a surprise when someone opens it?
Base: Soft Suede, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Very Vanilla, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (Cut 2; one for the inside!)
Layer 2: Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Additional pieces: Scrap of Very Vanilla and Champagne Foil
August 2018 -
Tomorrow marks my parents 51st wedding anniversary. They are the roots of our family tree. Though we may branch out, and spread our wings, the foundation of love and support that they have built along way keeps us grounded and strong. The roots of their love for each other and their family run strong and true.
When we went on vacation to Spokane this year, we spent some time looking at real estate. And what really made a decision of whether or not to keep looking was whether or not the land had trees. It all comes down to being surrounded and, if you will, Rooted in Nature. And so, this card is the perfect way to mark their special day.
Wishing them both a very happy anniversary weekend! Love you lots, Mom & Fom!
Base: Early Espresso, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/4" x 4", embossed with Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder
Layer 2: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, 2" x 4"
Layer 3: Crumb Cake,
Layer 4: Very Vanilla
Layer 5: Corrugated Elements, tag
Layer 6: Very Vanilla, 5 1/4" x 4" (for inside)
August 2018 -
CASE-ing is the acronym for "Copy & Share Everything". CASE-ing a card is a great way for crafters of all levels, from beginner to avid, to hone their craft. CASE-ing offers card sketches or ideas that you may not have thought about or tried before. Sometimes, the sketches are quite simple, like the one today. Others, are more complex. For some, the sweet simplicity of this card can be a challenge. for me, I liked how the 'less is more' approach drew your attention to the actual stamping.
Today's CASE-ing Tuesday card features the All the Good Things Stamp Set, found in the annual catalog on page 151. It is a lovely and tranquil set and I really should add it to my collection. However, today's card sketch was the perfect fit for this week's Rooted In Nature Product of the Week.
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
Makeover the card (pictured above). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday162
Base: Mossy Meadow, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, 4" x 2"
Layer 2: Very Vanilla, 3" x 4"
August 2018 -
I do love stamp sets that have sentiments that go with many occasions. The Blended Seasons Bundle is no exception. There's everything from expressions of friendship to Christmas. It's certainly high on my list!
I'm putting in final orders for my August clubs today. If you'd like to order the Blended Seasons Bundle, be sure to let me know before 9 pm tonight. All orders qualify for Bonus Days, a FREE hostess set from me, plus a FREE Blended Seasons 4-card tutorial.
Base: So Saffron, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper,
4 3/8" x 5 1/2"
Layer 3: So Saffron
Layer 4: Whisper White
August 2018 -
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