Happy Friday everyone! It's been good to be back with you this week. You know...one of the best things in my life is YOU! The most important take-away from my trip to Alaska was a true sense of gratitude. I spent the most amazing week with my sister. She and I have never had just a week by ourselves. We've always had family with us. Don't get me wrong; family is everything! But spending a week together without having to be mom, wife, daughter gave us the opportunity to just be sisters. And we rediscovered enjoying just spending time together. We live 2500 miles away from each other, and last Friday, when we had to fly home, neither of us wanted to part. So...with all of my heart, I am truly grateful for you - my customers and my Stamping Bee team - for giving us the opportunity to have that week in Alaska together. Without you, it wouldn't have been possible.
While I was away, as an expression of my gratitude and appreciation, I gave away a free pack of Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems for orders of $50 or more. (Those will go out in the mail next week!) This month, I'm extending feeling by giving away the very Vintage Stamp Set. I've been saving these specifically for you! When you use host code NB9A3A4V:
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Base: Smokey Slate, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Gray, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Gray Designer Series Paper, 5" x 2"
Crafty Saturday is back! My holiday catalog pre-order arrives today! Join me Saturday morning at 9 am EST on myMaking Memories with Michelle Facebook Group to see what's in my box. PLUS, we'll do a little stamping too, I can't wait!
This week...I'll be giving away FREE cards. You won't want to miss out!
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!
For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between August 1 – 31, you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between September 1 -30, 2018. Learn more here.
Today's the day! Someone pinch me because I just can't believe it. Two years ago, I heard that theStampin' Up! incentive trip was to Alaska and I set my goal to achieve it. After only two years as a demonstrator, I earned my very first incentive trip. But I didn't do it on my own. I owe a great big thank you to you, my customers, and my Stamping Bee Team for helping me realize my goal. If it weren't for you, I could never have achieved this amazing honor.
And you know what? I'm just this close to earning next year's incentive trip to Greece! I looked at my reports early this morning and I only need 135 $50 orders to earn next year's trip to Greece. I know I can do it! Are you ready?
Thank you from Michelle
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Base: Whisper White, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Coastal Cabana, 5" x 3 3/4", embossed with Seaside Textures Embossing Folder,
Layer 3: Basic Black, 3 1/8", x 3 1/8"
Layer 4: It's a Paper Pumpkin 3" x 3" card front from May's kit!
July 2018 - Register for Card Club y 7/15
This week, let's celebrate COLOR! You've heard me talk about it, but I want to show you all the gorgeous new colors in the Stampin' Up! Color Spectrum. In addition to the 5 new IN COLORS, Stampin' Up! has added new colors to every category of color - Brights, Regals, Subtles, and Neutrals.
All this week, I'll be showcasing all the new colors . They're so all pretty, it was hard to choose where to start. So, let's wake up a Monday with the Brights Collection.
Aren't they gorgeous? I let out a little whoop of joy when they announced the return of Coastal Cabana. Ok, it was loud enough to turn heads at at the Center Stage dinner in Atlanta last April. But I was excited! Coastal Cabana is seriously one of the number 1 reasons I joined Stampin' Up! I had to have it! And now it's back and I'm so very happy.
I'm also seriously digging the new Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green. I truly love how bright and beautiful these colors are. They're so fresh and fun to work with.
Which one is your "Must Have"? All colors can viewed and purchased by visiting my store.
Join me tomorrow as we explore the new Regal Colors.
These little 3" x 3" notecards make the best Thank You enclosures for my Club and To Go classes.
Base: Mango Melody, 6" x 3"
Layer 1: Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, 1 1/2" x 3"
Layer 2: Whisper White Square Stitched Shapes Framelit
Layer 3: Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Vase Builder Punch
July 2018 - Get Ready for 80's BINGO!!!
August 2018 - Christmas Card Club Begins in August!!!
The Second Sunday of the month is SUPER busy and a whole lot of fun! It begins with my monthly Sweet & Simple Card Class from 2-4 pm. And immediately following that is my Stamping Bee Team Meeting. I adore my team of Stamping Bees! Just look at the joy on their faces! Any night out spent stamping with friends is a good night indeed!
We 'swap' at every meeting. Everyone makes several copies of one card they've designed, and we share with each other. You might come with 8 of the same card, but you leave with 8 different ones! Such fun! My favorite part of the card swap is not even the cards. It's listening to everyone share their card. Last night's cards were truly exceptional and you could hear the pride in their voices as they told us of how they planned and designed their card. Susan, for instance, was thrilled to show off her new bow tying skills on her Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Card. Rosie told us there were 8 different colors of ink on her Waterfront Card. And Julia shared her tips for coloring on Graceful Glass Vellum with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers.
Of course, anytime we get together there has to be stamping involved! Last night, we made 5 gift-card sized Thank You Cards using the Varied Vases Bundle and new 2018-2020 In Colors. These will make great cards to tuck in a special thank you gift, or even keep in your purse and hand out little Random Acts of Kindness wherever you go.
Would you like to come to a Stamping Bee Team Meeting? We meet at 5 pm on the 2nd Sunday of every month (unless it's a holiday) at Village Pizza. They have some of the best pizza and pasta I've had since I left New Jersey 13 years ago. Come check us out and see what we're all about. First time visitors are free. Just make sure you let me know the week before the meeting so I have a card kit ready for you. Our next meeting is Sunday, July 8th. Click on the button and email me if you'd like to attend!
Products Used in Today's Cards
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
You should have been in the room when they unveiled the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper at the April 2018 OnStage. It was like watching a fireworks display where everyone spontaneously bursts into Ooohs and Ahhhs. It is so gorgeous! There are so many detailed patterns and while delicate looking, it's surprisingly sturdy. And it makes absolutely stunning cards and projects in a very short amount of time.
The Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper is my pick for my June Card Club. Have you heard about Card Club? Unlike a hostess club, the Making Memories with Michelle Card Club is a monthly subscription that you can cancel at ANYTIME. After 6 months, you may choose $25.00 of any product for FREE, including hostess sets!
And wait...it gets better! You can choose to attend In Person, or get it "To Go" and have your entire kit mailed straight to your door. There will always be 8 cards, and you get all the cardstock and paper pre-cut and ready to assemble.
In addition, each month you will receive:
Each month. I will focus on just ONE stamp set! You can use that one, or substitute with one that you own. Of course, you're always able to purchase the monthly stamp set, too!
The monthly subscription is only $27, and is due by the 15th of the month. "To Go" kits are shipped via priority mail for an additional $8. Email me today to register!
Base: Gorgeous Grape, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Gorgeous Grape, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper Panel, with Circles cut from framed panel.
June 2018 - Annual Product Share Registration Closes June 2.
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
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