24 hour Stamp Sale

This doesn’t happen very often, so mark your calendar, plan your order, and then ORDER YOUR FAVORITE Stampin’ UP! STAMP SETS on Oct. 23rd during the 24 hour Stamp Sale!

CLICK HERE for the PDF list of stamp sets that will be on sale.

What is your favorite stamp set on this list? The ones I can’t live without are the Buffalo Check background stamp and the Birch Background stamp. The most expensive stamp set, Rooted In Nature, is on sale so now’s a great time to grab that! And don’t just think of yourself – now’s a great time to start shopping for Christmas gifts for all your crafting buddies. Who do you know that would love to receive a few stamp sets?

24 Hour Stamp Sale

Remember, this is 24-HOUR Sale and it begins at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, Oct 23rd and ends at 11:59 PM (MT)

Just like Santa, make your list, check it twice, then set an alarm clock or a reminder on your phone, and place your order on Oct. 23rd! SHOP MY ONLINE STORE HERE!

As if a sale on your favorite Stampin’ UP! stamps isn’t sweet enough, I’ll sweeten the deal for you if your order on October 23rd is $50 or more (not including shipping and tax), I’ll send you a package of the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, a $7.00 value, just in time for embellishing your Holiday Cards when you use Host Code K6NH4YGY when placing your order. If your order is over $150 (before shipping and tax), do NOT use the Host Code, I’ll still send you the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Shop the 24 hour Stamp Sale here!

Just under the wire, again!

I have played along with the Paper Players challenge for the past 3 weeks and although I had a full schedule this week with classes and getting ready for my World Card Making Event, I just had to carve out a few minutes to create a card to play along with the Paper Players TicTacToe challenge this week.

Thanks to the beautiful patterns in the Come to Gather DSP, I was able to crank out a card in just a few minutes! A few coordinating die cut leaves from the Gathered Leaves dies and I was almost finished! Easy – peasy!

A TicTacToe challenge is fun because you pick any three elements from a grid of nine in any winning Bingo pattern. I actually scored Bingo in a X pattern, using 5 elements, thanks to this lovely paper!

The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge PP461

You can click on the image to go to the Paper Players site to see what others are doing with this challenge.

And here is my card:

Come to Gather for the Paper Players

So my card includes Fall, Die Cut, Pumpkins, Patterned Paper and Leaves! Sounds like a lot of elements but yet it is still a simple, uncluttered card. The leaves were cropped in Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzaz card stock using the Gathered Leaves dies and a simple sentiment from the Gather Together stamp set.

If you want to order any of these products, click here to be magically transported to my online store where you can order these, and many more, products.

BTW, what’s the single most important foundation to any paper crafting project? Okay, besides paper! Yes, you’re right, a paper cutter! And if you have been lamenting the loss of the Stampin’ Up! paper trimmer and replacement blades, you’ll be glad to know that Stampin’ Up! has announced a new re-designed Paper Trimmer that is now available! I ordered mine on October 1st, first thing in the morning. I even ordered mine BEFORE I made coffee – and I don’t do anything before coffee, except to stumble out of bed and stagger to the kitchen! My Kuerig is set on a timer so it is on and ready to brew when my feet hit the floor.

Anyway the new Paper Trimmer, and replacement blades, are available to demonstrators only from October 1-31st. And this includes ordering the Paper Trimmer as part of a Starter Kit for new demonstrators. So, my question to you is: Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ UP! and becoming a demonstrator? Folks join Stampin’ UP! for many reasons; to build a business, to earn extra income to fund their own hobby, or simply to purchase their own supplies at discount, or to find a place to belong with other stampers. What is your reason? What would you like to get out of a relationship with Stampin’ UP? Think about that, and then let me know if you are interested in pursuing what joining Stampin’ UP! can do for YOU!

Ready to jump in? Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and add the new Paper Trimmer to your order. I’d be happy to help you take the next step!

Nancy

Stackin’ ‘Em Up! – a card for a co-worker who got a promotion

Today’s project is for the Paper Players Challenge – a tall and skinny card. It’s the perfect layout as I need to make a card for a co-worker who got a promotion. Actually, it is my boss who just got promoted and she’ll soon be leaving us and moving on to bigger and better places. I quickly added the “Welcome to the Team” stamp set to my order as I knew it would get a workout with my boss leaving, and a new person coming in to take her place. Plus it has several sentiments perfect for co-workers in many situations. You can see the Welcome to the Team stamp set here.

Now let’s take a look at my card:

All Stacked Up for a Promotion -a tall and skinny card by Nancy Gleason for the Paper Players Challenge #460

The tall and skinny layout is perfect for stacking the chairs up. I thought the stacked chairs represented moving up in the world, which is what happens when you get a promotion, right?

The Paper Players Challenge # PP460

Click on the challenge picture to head over the Paper Players blog and play along.

Paper Players Challenge #PP460

Stampin’ Blends were called in to create an ombre effect of office chairs. I love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends. I’ve been teaching a Stampin’ Blends Color Club Class, once a month for the past 8 months and the more I use them, and work with them, the more I love them! (Spoiler Alert – I’m going to start offering the Stampin’ Blends Color Club Class as an online class! If this interests you, let me know). Take a closer look at the shading and blending:

Stampin' Blends create an ombre effect in the stack of office chairs

The Details

I used a different color of Stampin’ Blends markers on each chair, from the top I used Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Pretty Peacock. Using the darkest color on the bottom visually ‘grounds’ your elements. I stamped the chairs in Momento ink (perfect when using the Stampin’ Blends), and the sentiment on a scrap of cardstock. I used my paper snips to fussy cut the sentiment- this made it fit better and gave the visual interest of overhanging the layer as well. A few Glimmer Enamel Dots add some bling.

To create the Tall & Skinny, I started with a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock 2-3/4″ x 11″ scored and folded in half. Then a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut to 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″, and finally Whisper White Cardstock cut to 2-3/8″ x 5-1/8″.

This card was so fun to make! I hope that you enjoy it, and even more so, I hope that I inspired you to make a card like this yourself if you need to make a card for a co-worker who got a promotion. To order any of the supplies I used to make this card, visit my online store here.

If you are placing an order, don’t forget to visit the Clearance Rack, it was just recently re-loaded with lots of items which are available at deep discounts while supplies last.

Update: Purple Posy Ink is now available to order! You can order an individual Purple Posy ink pad, or the 2019-21 InColor Ink Pad Collection.

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Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space. See ya soon! – Nancy

Let It Shine!

Metallic accents add so much class and bling to any project – I say “Let it Shine!” One of favorites from the new 2019 Stampin’ UP! catalog is the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. What makes it special is the gold foil accents in the paper. And nothing says Christmas to me like plaid – win/win! Let’s take a look”

Between the plaid paper and the plaid Christmas Tree stamp from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, I’m in Christmas plaid Heaven! And the metallic gold foil accents of the DSP repeat the gold in the Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon. The main focal point is a Christmas tree cropped from a sheet of gold foil and the sentiment is embossed with Gold Embossing powder.

The Paper Players Challenge

I’m not the only one who is liking all these metallic accents – the Paper Players like them too as is evident by this weeks challenge which is all about Marvelous Metallics.

You call see all the submissions for the Paper Players Challenge here.

I love that I could use 3 different metallics (Gold Foil, gold foil accents in the DSP and gold embossing powder) on 1 project and have perfect coordination! The product coordination is what hooked me on Stampin’ Up! many years ago and I’m still hooked! The stamps and punches are perfectly coordinated to crop out those trees. The plaids coordinate and so do the colors.

My trusty paper snips made easy work of cropping out Christmas Cheer from the sentiment after heat embossing it with gold embossing powder.

Let’s Go Shopping!

If you want to purchase any of the products I used here today, please click here to shop my online store.

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Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Paper Sale is going on now thru Sept. 30th! Shop Bundles and save 10%

I hope I’ve inspired you to break out some metallics to add to your next project and Let it Shine!

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space! While you’re here, please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of my project today.

Come to Gather Together

One of my favorite stamp sets from the new 2019 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog is a stamp set called “Gather Together” and it’s part of the Come to Gather product suite. This product suite brings the beauty of Autumn together with sentiments that are just perfect for Thanksgiving, and beyond!

I combined these papers, stamps and dies with a non-traditional card style to create today’s card. Take a look:

Gather Together

I took my color cue from the Paper Players color challenge and realized that the colors in the Come to Gather DSP were the same colors as the color challenge! Perfect! My card base is Merry Merlot and the leaves and pumpkins are Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock and a little bit of Copper Metallic foil! The inks used are Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

Here is a close-up the die-cut elements:

Doesn’t that Copper Foil just add a delightful shimmer to the card? And the Pretty Peacock pumpkin is just beautiful, albeit and non-traditional color for a pumpkin!

Here is the PPA Color Challenge inspiration:

the Paper Players Color Challenge PPA458

If you love this color combination, hop on over to the Paper Players page and check out all the other projects with this color combination.

Gather Together Inside

Free Project Tutorial

This card is not what it seems! There is a non-traditional approach to the face of this card. I went on Facebook Live to show how to make this. You can watch the replay on at Facebook.com/MyStampinSpace. Please hop over there and leave me a comment. Be sure to Like my page while you’re there!

If you want to purchase any of the products in the Come to Gather Suite, head over to my online store.

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If you LOVE paper, then you’ll want to read this!

The Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ UP! is hands down the BEST paper you’ll ever buy! If you read my post yesterday, you know that I told you to come back today to see the new Holiday DSP. (If you didn’t, you can see that post here.)

Let me introduce you to the new Designer Series Paper – Holiday Edition!

And if that’s not enough to make you want to buy lots of paper, check out this promotion on our papers from our Annual Catalog:

To see the list of all the DSP included in this Buy 3 Get 1 Free sales, click here.

To order any of these papers, or any other item, from my online store, click here. If you are placing an online order and your order is less than $150, please add the Host Code MYVYJSQY when prompted. If your order is $!50 or more (before shipping & sales tax), do not add the host code but rather claim the host rewards for yourself. Thanks !

Did You SEE the new 2019 Holiday Catalog?

The 2019 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ UP! goes live today!! Did You See it? Oh my, I started making my wish list by page number, not item number! You can view the catalog here:

2019 Stampin' UP! Holiday Cover
2019 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up! has made a number of videos showcasing several products and I want to share those with you today, in no particular order. Sit back and watch:

Is your wish list growing? Come back tomorrow to see some videos of the new Designer Series Paper! Oh my! Wait until you see the paper – you’ll be swooning!

HOST CODE for September: MYVYJSQY

If you would like to order from the catalog today, please CLICK HERE to start shopping.

If you are placing an online order with me, and your order is less than $150 (before shipping and tax), please use Host Code MYVYJSQY. If your order is $150 or greater, do NOT apply the Host Code but rather take the host rewards for yourself.

Meet Lenny!

My husband and I just returned from a vacation in Maine. It was absolutely wonderful! Maine was everything I had hoped for and more! I’ve never been there but I’m sure I will go back. It was so beautiful. And I ate so much good food – yes I had my first lobster roll, delicious! And blueberry pie and blueberry pancakes. I even brought home wild Maine blueberries and made a pie. I shared my pie (and the recipes for both my homemade pie crust and my blueberry pie filling) on my Facebook page.

And wildlife – we went on a Whale Watching Tour! Such magnificent creatures and it’s hard to fathom the sheer size of those whales! The famous Maine wildlife that we didn’t see were moose. But I did meet Lenny! And I want to introduce him to you now too!

Lenny the Chocolate Moose

Lenny is a 1700 lb. Chocolate Moose! Yes, he is solid milk chocolate! Now that’s my kind of wild life! But I wasn’t allowed to take a nibble of him 🙁 Isn’t he adorable?

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Lenny was the inspiration for my card. When I saw the sketch from the folks at Freshly Made Sketches, I just knew that sketch was made for the Moose from the new Merry Moose stamp set.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I also broke out my new Birch Background stamp and just used a neutral combination of Early Espresso and Crumb Cake for my layers and just a pop of red for the scarf. An easy card to make and the sketch was perfect. But after sleeping on it, I woke up with an idea to step up the card a bit so here is my second card:

Merry Moose for FMS400

For this card I used the Woodlands Embossing Folder for the background instead of the Birch Background stamp and I made the image panel larger. I stamped a few trees in Mossy Meadow ink and this time I stamped the moose and colored him using the Stampin’ Blends markers and cropped him out with the coordinating Moose Punch. The scarf was stamped in Real Red and fussy cut with my paper snips.

So which one do you like better? The simple card or the stepped up version? Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

If you like the Merry Moose stamp set and Moose punch, you’ll be able to purchase them as a bundle when the Holiday Catalog goes live on Sept. 5th!

2019 Holiday Catalog

2019 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog

You’ll be able to view the catalog online right here on Sept 5th. If you are one of my customers then your catalog is in the mail to you. If you don’t currently work with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and want a catalog, email me and I’ll get one to you!

You can read more about my Maine vacation on my Facebook page so please head over there and Like my page while you’re there. And if you haven’t already done so, sign up for my mailing list here. My 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter campaign is going to start in several weeks and you won’t want to miss that!

Thanks for stopping my by My Stampin Space today! Stop back again on the 5th to view the catalog online.

Nancy Gleason. Stampin' UP! demonstrator, teacher, and blogger

Christmas in July

Who doesn’t love Christmas? And who doesn’t love making Christmas cards? There are several really nice Christmas stamps and dies in the 2019-20 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog for you to use right now! Who needs to wait until Christmas?

Last week, I made two Christmas cards for my Christmas in July stamp class. And I’m going to share one of those cards with you today.

Winter Woods

Pretty Peacock sets the stage for all of the white elements in this card. It provides a great contrast for the various shades of white. We start with a Whisper White card stock base. The snowy hill was created from Shimmery White Cardstock, and the rolling hill was cut from the In The Woods die. There is a line of trees in the background that were stamped very lightly with white craft ink using the Winter Woods stamp set. The focal point, that gorgeous tree, was cropped from Whisper White cardstock and the In The Woods dies. A Bone Folder was used to fold up the boughs and create dimension. Then the entire tree was spritzed with Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with a little rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer. That tree was finished with a few Rhinestones. The sentiment was stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.

Let’s take a close-up look at that tree! Do you see the shimmer?

Winter Woods and In The Woods dies come together to create this Christmas tree
Winter Woods and In The Woods dies come together to create this beautiful tree with lots of dimension. Frost White Shimmer paint and Rhinestone Jewels embellish the tree to give it a beautiful shine!

This card would be very easy to recreate. I am planning on making several of these and get a jump start on my Christmas cards now, because, let’s be honest, who has lots of extra time during the holidays? Better to get a head start now, right?

Ready to Shop?

So if you would like to make this card, just click here to start shopping. If you are placing an order with me and it’s less than $150, please use Host Code AW2KJ9Q4 . If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do not use the Host Code, but rather take the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself. Either way, you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Day Coupon for each $50 worth of products you order, and you’ll get a FREE package of the Rhinestone Jewels (the same ones used in this project!) with every order of $50 or more as my way of saying ‘thanks’ for ordering with me.

So there you have it. Christmas in July! Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my Christmas in July project. Your comments help my blog rank better which means more people will find my blog. And I love hearing from you!

Shop the New Catalog Right Here, Right Now!

2019-20 Stampin UP! Annual Catalog

Have you seen the New Catalog yet? Seriously, you are going to want to pour a cup of coffee or tea and curl up and pour over this catalog! It’s chock full of new products, inspiration and so many on-trend designs! Grab a large piece of paper to start making your wish list!

Now, for the fun part! Start shopping! All of the items in the new catalog are available to order now! (with 2 notable exceptions: Storage by Stampin’ Up! will be available in July, and the Purple Posy ink pad & ink refill. )

My top 3 Product Suites

My top 3 Bundles are:

  • the Daisy Lane Bundle (Yes! This set coordinates with the existing Daisy Punch that we love, and there is a NEW, smaller daisy punch that coordinates with this set! – I bet this is going to be your favorite too!
  • Ride With Me Bundle (this makes an adorable 3-D pick up truck and it coordinates with the mini Stampin’ UP! shipping boxes found on page 172)
  • To A Wild Rose Bundle (pg. 141). This stamp set was inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever May Ellen Byler and I just love the 2-step stamping technique.

My top 3 Paper Choices are:

  • Perennial Essence DSP– the designs and colors in this hand painted paper look like a Monet painting! I don’t want to use it, I just want to frame this paper – it’s that pretty! See it on pages 106-108.
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – so pretty that your card doesn’t need more than a piece of the paper and a sentiment!
  • Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – you have to see this paper in person to appreciate it! The shiny accents put this paper over the top!

Click here to shop the new catalog
Click here to shop the Bundles

Be first.  The first 3 people to place an online order with me will receive a little gift from me as my way of saying thanks. 

If your order is less than $150 (before shipping & tax), please use Host Code EUCT6PVIf your order is $150 or greater, do NOT use that Host Code but rather use the Host Rewards dollars for yourself.

Remember: All ordering will be unavailable from midnight to noon (MT) on June 4, 2019 while we transition our ordering systems to the new catalog. Ordering will be available again no later than noon (MT).

Please leave me a comment and let me know your favorite stamp sets, bundles, and product suites. What did you just have to have today?

Want to see more? Join me for my New Catalog Open House on Saturday, June 8th from 10-2pm(EST) at My Stampin Space Studio in Moosic, PA. Can’t join me live? Join me on Facebook! I’ll be popping up on Facebook Live and I’ll share some of the product displays. Like my page now so you won’t miss anything.

See ya soon, enjoy the New Catalog!

Nancy

Come and see….

OPEN HOUSE, free event to debut the 2019-2020 Stampin' UP! annual catalog

The 2019-2020 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog is just around the corner! The release of a new catalog is always exciting because there is always so much new to be had. Come and see the products from the new catalog for yourself. I’m hosting an Open House on Saturday June 8th from 10am-2pm and you’re invited!

Door prizes, make & takes, product displays, and of course a new catalog and shopping for everyone! Plan to join me. The event is free, but please RSVP so that I’ll have a catalog and goodie bag for everyone who attends!.

RSVP by leaving me a comment, or text me at 570-357-4580. Come and see what’s new!

Changes are coming….

Chlnges are coming! Keeping up with design and manufacturing trends is something Stampin’ Up! has always done. This is what keeps them on the leading edge of style and design trends. An example of this is the Color Palette, specifically the InColors. In Colors are on trend colors introduced for a 2 year period. With each Annual Catalog (the beginning of June) 5 new colors are introduced, aptly named for 2 year period in which they will be available. And 5 colors are retired. As we prepare to say goodbye to the 2017-2019 InColors, please note all items in these colors will retire and are now only available while supplies last. Shop the retiring 2017-2019 In Colors here.

More changes to come have been announced regarding some of our tools.

The Stampin’ Trimmer is being retired when the current catalog ends. I have always felt that is one of the best, user-friendly trimmers on the market. You can order a Stampin’ Trimmer here before they retire, and don’t forget to order extra Trimmer blades too. There is a current quantity limit of THREE on blade packages (set of two per package).  On April 15, the limit will be increased to SIX (set of two per package). 
A replacement trimmer or paper cutter will be released in the future (date to be determined).

Also being retired is the Big Shot die cutting & embossing machine, and all of it’s accessories. You can purchase a Die Cutting & Embossing Machine here now. A new die cutting and embossing machine will be introduced in the future (date to be determined) – I can’t wait to see what’s coming!

NEW DIES and EMBOSSING FOLDERS: We will still offer dies and embossing folders, but you’ll see some improvements to these items in the new 2019 Annual Catalog too. You can read all about the new dies and embossing folders here.

Several stamp sets will be retired as well to make room for new stamp sets. The Retired List will be posted next week. I will be heading to Atlantic City, NJ for the OnStage convention today and will be getting my 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Stay tuned to my Facebook page for sneak posts and posts from OnStage. I will also have giveaways for many of my posts so make sure you comment on my posts as well.

Talk to you soon! I’m sure there will be more changes coming that I’ll be telling you about!

Nancy

It’s almost over

Sale-A-Bration. It’s almost over. March 31st is the last day you have to score your free stuff during the Sale-A-Bration promotion. Many of the Sale-A-Bration items have been so popular that they have already sold out. But there are still many items to be had, and they are all FREE with a qualifying order! So what are you waiting for? Shop here to grab your Sale-A-Bration items. (P.S. It’s a GREAT time to STOCK UP on your essentials like adhesive, envelopes, note cards & envies, Whisper White Cardstock, etc. )

Here are my favorites from Sale-A-Bration:

Level 1 Rewards – w/$50 purchase (before tax & shipping)

Level 2 Rewards – $100 order (before shipping & tax)

Starter Kit Special

The Starter Kit Sale-A-Bration offer? It’s almost over also. But for a few more days, you can still get your choice of Starter Kit. Choose the $99 Starter Kit and fill it with your choice of $175 worth of products! (That’s $50 more than usual!) or Choose the $129 Starter Kit that comes with the Exclusive Craft & Carry Tote Bag AND fill it with your choice of $175 worth of products.

Craft and Carry Tote

Win-Win! When you join Stampin’ UP! thru me, you instantly become a part of My Stampin’ Circle, my group of demonstrators, AND you become part of The Stampin’ Pretty Pals. You’ll be part of an online community of 100’s of demonstrators across the USA to share ideas, resources, win prizes and make new friends! Snag your bag and join now!.

I hope that you’ll be able to grab a few of these stamp sets before they’re gone, or grab that gorgeous bag! I absolutely LOVE my Craft & Carry tote bag. Shop now or join now; the choice is yours!

Please take a moment to comment on your favorite Sale-A-Bration item. I love to hear from you, and, it helps others find my blog too! It’s true – when you leave me a comment, it improves my ranking which makes my blog show up in the search engines.

Happy Stampin,

Nancy

(And happy shopping! Before it’s over)

I’m Incredibly Proud of my Husband

Last week my husband started a new job, which is a total career change for him. I’m incredibly proud of my husband, I’m sure this isn’t easy! I made this card for him, using the Incredible Like You stamp set. The sentiment, “Incredibly Proud of You” was perfect to convey my feelings. Of course I had a little gift for him too, something for his new office.

The earthy elements and color scheme lend to the masculine feel. I choose a piece of DSP from the now retired Frosted Floral DSP pack and cropped a circle using the Layering Circles Framelit dies. A piece of woodgrain paper from the Wood Textures DSP was slipped behind this and adhered everything to a Tranquil Tide card base. Then I cropped a detailed circle from Tranquil Tide using the Doily Builder framelit dies. (Heads up: this item is projected to be sold out quite soon and will not be available again before the end of the catalog so grab yours now!) Tranquil Tide ink was used to stamp the sentiment that expressed my feelings exactly!

Next up I decorated around the framed circle. I cropped a leaf from the Winter Woods framelits dies in Old Olive cardstock and added a few wooden elements from the Butterfly Elements (this is already sold out – I’m glad I grabbed them as soon as they came out) and some metal Leaf Trinkets with Old Olive line thread.

And here he is….

Here’s a photo of the dinner I made to celebrate. Note the flowers (they were given to him by the guests at the Mission as a way of saying goodbye) and the gift I had for him.

See the look of joy on his face as he is reading my card:

I made another card for him that I tucked into his briefcase on the first day of work. I’ll share that in another post. But for now, if you’d like to order any thing from Stampin’ UP!, you can go to my online store here. I’d suggest you grab the ultra versatile Doily Builder Framelits dies before they’re gone and the Incredible Like You stamp set.

Incredible LIke You stamp set

If you like this card, please Pin it for future reference. And leave me a comment please. Leaving comments will help my ranking in Google so more folks can find my blog. Thanks!

Nancy

PS – April classes were just added to my class schedule. Check it out here.

What’s in the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release?

As you may know, on February 15th, Stampin’ Up! added more items to the Sale-A-Bration offering. What’s in the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release? I’m glad you asked! Here is the lo-down on the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release:

The new products include the All Adorned stamp set, Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder, and the Painted Seasons Stamp Set/DSP Bundle. Let’s take a closer look at each one:

All Adorned Stamp Set Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release
Country Floral TIEF
Painted Season Bundle

Let’s take a look at this bundle in action:

Save More with Paper Pumpkin

So which new product is your favorite? Hard to choose, isn’t it? Want an easy way to get ALL of these new products? Buy a 12 month PrePaid Paper Pumpkin subscription! It’s the most economical way to buy Paper Pumpkin because you save off the monthly shipment price, and during Sale-A-Bration, you earn 4 Level 1 Rewards (or 2 Level 1, and 1 Level 2 Rewards so you can get everything here) AND you earn $20.90 in Stampin’ Rewards! Win-Win!!!

The Best Deal of All!

Want even more? The Starter Kit is the best value yet! During Sale-A-Bration you can choose the $99 Starter Kit or the $129 Starter Kit with exclusive Craft & Carry Tote. Fill each kit with your choice of $175 of product and get Free Shipping. Click here to order your Starter Kit and get started on a Stampin’ Up! Journey that has the power to change your life! Have questions? Let’s chat. Email me. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.

Craft and Carry Tote

Several items from the initial Sale-A-Bration offering have already sold out: The Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick foil sheets and the Butterfly Elements are sold out and are no longer available. Make sure you get the Sale-A-Bration items YOU want before they’re gone! Shop today and get the items you want.

So what’s in the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release for you? Leave me a comment and let me know what’s your favorite!