Greetings from Orlando! I'm so excited to be here with all of my Stamping Friends. There are so many hugs, so much laughter, and yes, a few tears! The card swapping is rampant; it's hard to imagine so much creative talent in one place! I cannot wait to get my hands on the catalog and all the new stamps and beautiful spring papers!
I am so grateful for Stampin' Up! I never would have made the friends I have today had I never decided to become a demonstrator. You know, I never in a million years thought I'd be a demonstrator. In fact, I told my husband that I would never hold classes or go into direct sales. I really and truly only joined to get the discount! Because, who doesn't want to get the best deal possible on amazing quality crafting products?
I want you to get the best deal possible, too. When you join Stampin' Up!, you have a 20-25% discount on every single purchase. And on your first order, you get free shipping. Come on...that right there is worth its weight in stamps and ink!
If that weren't' the best part, as a demonstrator with Stampin' Up!, you get to order at least a whole month earlier than everyone else. So, all these new amazingly beautiful spring stamps could be your s in December, not in January. To me, that's the best part about it...well, that, and all the friendships and relationships I've made. These women and men are like family to me. The fact that we can craft together is that much better.
Come join my Stamping Bee Team...do it for the friendship; do it to order early; do it for the discount; do it to get free shipping; do it to build your own business...whatever your desire, I'll be here to support you. You don't need to build a business unless that's where your heart is. I just want to share this opportunity with you. Because you deserve the best that I - and Stampin' Up! - has to offer.
Have questions...email me. We're in this together!
Celebrate my Birthday Week!
They say diamond are a girl's best friend. This week, 11/5 - 11/12, all orders of $50 or more will receive a FREE pack of Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems!Simply place an order at my store and use host code PUQY4XD3 before you check out. Your Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems will ship to you later in November, along with a very special handmade thank you card from me.
In addition, you'll become part of my November VIP Group and recieve this FREE Frosted Floral Notecard Tutorial . There's a total of 6 notecards plus this handy notecard holder. I know you're going to love it! Please use host code Q3PYRZY7 before you check out.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Crumb Cake, 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Santa's Workshop, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Whisper White, die cut with Coffee Cup Framelits
Layer 4: Basic Black, die cut with Coffee Cup Framelits
Layer 5: Crumb Cake, die cut with Coffee Cup Framelits
November's Card Club
November's Christmas Card Club
The 2nd Sunday of every month is a fun and busy day. It starts with my Sweet & Simple Class at 2 pm and at 5:30 I have my monthly Stamping Bee Team Meeting. Because we meet at dinner time, we share a meal - this week we had a chicken Cesar salad, fresh pineapple, potato rolls, and homemade apple cake that Susan's aunt made for us - talk about stamping, and make some projects. Sometimes we make cards, and sometimes it's other paper crafting projects. This month, we made treat holders and little gifty type things to either sell at craft fairs, or give at the holidays. So much fun!
The best part of the Stamping Bee Team Meeting is our monthly card swap. Everyone brings multiple copies of a single card they made, and we 'swap'. It's fun to see all the creativity in this very talented group of ladies! Since my Sweet & Simple Class focused on the Making Christmas Bright Bundle, I decided to stick with my theme. I love the bright primary colors, don't you?
There two other outstanding cards this month. Being the team leader, I can honestly say that I love watching the creative growth both of these ladies have shown. After all, isn't that what being a leader is all about? Encouraging others to reach their full potential? I think these ladies are well on their way!
Speaking of the Stamping Bee Team...Have You Heard the News?
I've teamed up with my friend and fellow Stamping Bee, Heather Tyman, to bring you an amazing ONLINE Class To Go! Heather lives in California, so you get classes from both coasts. Hop over to my Santa's Workshop Event and check it out. Registration closes 11/1, and you'll receive everything you need to craft cute cards, gift card holders, plus home decor right in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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I just love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! We get to order new products a month before they are released! Today, on Crafty Saturday, I share the new Snow is Glistening Stamp Set and Snowfall Thinlet Dies, along with Snowflake Trinkets and White Velvet Paper. These are available while supplies last from 11/1-11/30. Or, if you want them earlier, join my Stamping Bee team and order yours today!
Product List & Measurements:
Base: Silver Foil-Edged Card (and Envelope)
Layer 1: Balmy Blue, 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Layer 2: Shimmer White Cardstock, 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Layer 3: White Velvet Paper Snowflakes (cut with Snowfall Thinlets)
Layer 4: Pear Pizzaz scrap
www.MakingMemorieswithMichelle.com October Christmas Card Club. Timeless Tidings. 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs. Includes full pack of Red Rhinestones; full spool of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon; Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; $35 in person, or $47.85 "to go". Advanced registration due by 10/15. Click on photo to email me.
As many of you know, I took my sister with me on the Stampin' Up! incentive cruise to Alaska. The morning we cruised the fjords was simply amazing. Since we had our own balcony stateroom, we ordered room service and spent the morning sipping coffee and having breakfast, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the glacier. We had two sea days ahead of us, and after two full days of Alaskan excursions, we were ready to take it easy and relax and enjoy the scenery. I'd anticipated and planned for this, and brought out the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Broadway Star. We went up to the Viking Crown Lounge, grabbed a table up front at the windows, and crafted while we cruised, watching for whales off the bow of the ship.
I love the ease and portability of Paper Pumpkins when I'm traveling. This isn't the first time I've grabbed one of those iconic orange boxes and tucked it into my carry on. They're compact, light weight, but boy are they full of fun! Take a look for yourself.
This particular card is going out to Heather, one of my Stamping Bees. She hit her first milestone yesterday and I couldn't be more proud of her! Hip! Hip! Hooray for Heather!
I love celebrating my Stamping Bee Team. They're such an amazing and talented group of crafters. Won't you join us? I'd be happy to welcome you to the team!
August 2018 -
My Stamping Bee Team loves a good challenge! Julia just started as our challenge coordinator. She's going to keep us inspired by creating bi-monthly card making challenges that we'll share with each other. Here's her first challenge for us:
Base: Highland Heather, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White: 5" x 3 3/4"
*Remember: All orders of $50 or more during the month of August will receive a FREE Very Vintage Stamp Set. Please use host code NB9A3A4V.
Today's card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest. If it was your card, please let me know. I'd love to give you credit!
Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Card Club is back. Come join me for milk (or coffee) & homemade Christmas goodies while we craft. I promise to have carols playing and Christmas candle lit to add to the fun. Click here for more information.
August 2018 - Christmas Card Club Begins in August!!! Watch for Holiday Product Share information!
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