You're probably wondering, "Where's the card?" This week I haven't felt like crafting. Nope. Not a bit. You might think it's because I'm recuperating from last week's big Stampin' in the Mountains Spring Retreat. Or you could be thinking it's because I'm anxious about presenting at OnStage in two weeks. And that's not it at all. The main reason I haven't felt like crafting is because my craft room is a giant MESS!
That's right. There's STUFF EVERYWHERE! Now, I know it was a madhouse packing for retreat. And I know that I came back with less than half of the stuff I left with. But my goodness people! I just want to go all Marie Kondo on it because it's not bringing me joy right now!
Drastic, I know! So...imagine the happiness I felt clear down to my toes when I learned that Stampin' Up! is about to make our lives cleaner, brighter, and more organized. Allow me introduce you to Storage by Stampin' Up!, a modular storage system that lets you customize and organize your space your way.
Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:
No Guess Work Involved!
Stampin' Up! really did think of everything. Instead of guessing what kind or how many pieces you need, they gave us this handy dandy Configuration Chart to use. (Download it here).
Then, once you have your space configured, email me and I'll help you place your order. It's that simple. Oh...and did I tell you? Stampin' Up! demonstrators save 20-25% on all Storage by Stampin' Up!? That's just one more reason to join my Stamping Bee team before March 31. Get $175 in product now, and on April 1st, when Storage by Stampin' Up! is available, you'll receive an automatic 20% discount. How's that for smart shopping?
I'm going to spend some time this weekend with this Configuration sheet, so I can get my order placed first thing Monday morning. I can't wait to show you my new crafting space!
I promise to clean up my studio enough to craft with you tomorrow morning!
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Wow Wednesdays usually showcase a fun or fancy card, a new technique, or fun new products. Today, I'm going to talk about organization. Specifically, this amazing Craft and Carry Tote bag.
As many of you know, my big Stampin' In the Mountains retreat was this past weekend. It was so cool to see a room full of these Craft and Carry Tote bags. Not only are they gorgeous - just look at that tag! - they hold more stuff than you can even imagine. Designed specifically for paper crafters, you can put your paper in and not worry about it getting wrinkled, crinkled or warped. Take a look at how much Sarah packed in her bag - and she still had room left over!
There are removable dividers to keep all your products neat. And when I take those out, would you believe I can even get my Big Shot and cutting plates and pads it? The straps are nice and secure and there's even a removable shoulder strap, giving you plenty of carrying options.
The Craft and Carry Tote bag is valued at $50, but is being offered for $30 during Sale-a-Bration when you purchase the starter kit. But you have to act fast. Sale-a-Bration ends March 31, and sadly, so does this amazing offer.
Top 10 Reasons to Get the Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration
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As you may know, my team is called the Stamping Bee and as soon as I saw the Bee Thankful Stamp Set, I just has to have it! I just love my team. When we get together, there's always laughter, friendship, and stamping. And truly, it's rare when I don't have at least one of them drop by during the week, either to help me, go to lunch, or just say hi. It's this kind of friendship I was hoping to achieve when I started building my team.
I once had someone tell me that stamping was for 'old ladies'. Well, I dare you to say that to my Stamping Bees. We have ladies of all ages. Some are retired and some are in the early stages of their career. Some have grandchildren and some are just starting their familes. Like the quilting bees of old, the Stamping Bee is a place for all of us, no matter the age, to come together to craft, learn, and share from each other.
I honor each and everyone of these talented women. They bring so much joy to my life and I'd love it if you could get to know them, too. Come give us a try on March 10th at our monthly team meeting. We'll have a little dinner, do a little stamping, and best of all, spend quality time with friends.
Won't you join the Stamping Bee team? When you purchase the Starter Kit now, you can choose $175 in product, for only $99 - with free shipping! Then, enjoy a 20% discount through at least the end of June. No strings attached; no commitment. Just plain stamping fun! It's the best deal around!
(*Offer good through March 31, 2019)
Base: Granny Apple Green, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Mango Melody, 5 1/4" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Shimmery White Cardstock, Largest Rectangle Stitched Famelit Die
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Talk about a stamping weekend! Friday night, I drove 2 hours to stamp with a new group of ladies. We had a blast stamping and assembling the Made to Bloom Card Kit. This all-inclusive kit is perfect for beginning stampers and is even prettier in person! We had so much fun stamping, laughing, and sharing that we're getting together again in March & May!
Then, on Saturday, I spent the morning cutting more packets for Sunday's Sweet & Simple Class! I had several last minute RSVP's and you know I can't say no to anyone who wants to come stamp with me!
I did take a break Sunday afternoon when my parents and I went to lunch and attended Cirque du Soleil's Cortero. It was a great show and a completely different stage than I'd seen with Cirque before. As always, it was extremely disappointing when it was over. But I got pretty excited Saturday night when someone from Cirque liked a photo on my Instagram account!
Sunday night, I was back at it, cutting paper for Sunday night's Stamping Bee Team Meeting! This meeting was extra special because Tanner Smedly from the Stampin' Up! home office came to visit! Oh my goodness...everyone was so excited. Tanner was amazing - gracious, friendly, and answered everyone's questions and took suggestions with good natured patience. We had a great meal with a nice Asian Chicken salad, lots of fruit, French Bread, and two yummy home made desserts. And...we did a little Stamping It was a jam packed evening and once everyone left, and I got the food put away and the kitchen cleaned, I sat by the fireplace and watched Victoria on PBS.
This is the heart of my business. To do what I love...to share it with others...and live a purposeful and meaningful life while building up and empowering other women and men to do the same. If you'd like to be part of this amazing team of stampers, and share in what we love, we'd love to have you! Our next team meeting is Sunday, March 3 at 5:30 pm.
This week, I'll be showcasing butterflies! There are several in the the Occasions catalog and I'm just loving them all! Today's card was my featured swap card for the Stamping Bee Team Meeting yesterday. It's another very good example of #SimpleStamping.
Base: Whisper White Thick cardstock, 4 1/4" x 11
Layer 1: Highland Heather, 2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
You won't want to miss February's No-Obligation Card Club. You'll make 8 beautiful cards using the Wonderful Romance Bundle, plus receive combo packs of Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink Blends.
As I mentioned yesterday, I'm showcasing some amazing guest stampers from my Stamping Bee team this week. Today's Forever Lovely Card was designed by Amy, who was chosen to be one of two display stampers for the Occasions catalog release. Amy's work is stunning. She has two little boys and uses her crafting time as her 'me' time.
Would you like to be one of my Display Stampers for the annual catalog in June? When you join my Stamping Bee team, you'll have access to new catalogs a whole month before the general public, giving you plenty of time to play and prepare your displays. It's just one more way to have fun as a Stamping Bee!
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