New Catalog & New Customer Online Store

Greetings my stamping friends. When I got a text message from a friend yesterday checking on me because they haven’t seen anything from me on social media in a while, that was a huge clue that I have been neglecting my blog and my craft room and supplies.

I have been feeling poorly lately with various issues ranging from coughing to headaches and fever. I had a COVID antibody test which, after nearly three weeks, came back negative. I just don’t have the energy or desire at the moment to get creative. Hopefully I will snap out of it soon.

Today would be a good day to start, but nothing has moved me so far. Today marks the launch of the sales period of the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, or as we have referred to in the past as the Holiday Mini! If you did not receive a copy of the catalog from me (if you are a current customer of mine you should have received a copy by mail), you can click on the image at the top of this post to view a PDF of the catalog.

Along with the launch of this new catalog, Stampin’ Up! has released a new version of their Customer Online Store. If you already have an account for online shopping, your information will transfer to the new system. However, if you had saved shortcuts for logging in with a “saved” password they will no longer work because the URL has changed and your browser will not associate the password. If you have forgotten your password you will need to use the “reset password” feature.

I think you will love the new features of the new online store. Once you add items to your cart, they remain in your cart even if you fail to check out. Their is also a “favorite” feature where you can click on a heart under each item to add to a favorites lists (for those items you order over and over. And if that’s now amazing enough, you now have the option to creat Wish Lists which you can share with others!

This new online store is created to work on a mobile device, tablet, laptop or computer device. If you have any issues while using the online store there is a live feedback feature that allows you to report your issue directly from your device which provides the IT gurus all the code they need to duplicate the issue to trouble shoot it.

I could go on and on about how great it is, but you should just try it out for yourself and then tell me what you love about it.

Thank you for stopping by today and for hanging in there with me. I hope to be back stamping soon. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Paper Pumpkin June 2020 Kit – Box of Sunshine

Greetings my stamping friends! I am blogging to you from my new laptop. It is still not 100% updated with all of my apps and data, but it will have to do for now as I have reached my tolerance level.

If you managed to catch my Facebook LIVE demonstration from yesterday (whether live or on replay) then this post will be a recap of yesterday’s video. Below are still photographs of the completed projects, which include the box of happiness to be received by several of my customers and the completed cards from the kit:

The exact contents of the box will remain a mystery except to those who receive them, but they will include four cards similar to those shown above. While I only subscribe to two kits each month and I had indicated during my demonstration yesterday I was going to do my other Sunshine gifts in bags, I think I am going to use some of my empty orange boxes instead.

And if you are not a follower of my Facebook business page, here is a link to the video on my YouTube Channel:

During my demonstration I couldn’t remember if the monthly kits were $22.00 plus tax & shipping or a flat $22.00. It is actually $22.00 plus tax. Sorry about that – I get confused because I get a discount on mine so my amount billed is always less!

JULY 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN – SUMMER NIGHTS

Also during my demonstration video yesterday I couldn’t remember what the theme of the July kit was…my brain is not what it used to be! I knew it was “night” something, but that’s about it.

Think FIREWORKS, FIREFLIES & FERRIS WHEELS. This kit is offering an “add-on” kit consisting of 24 envelopes and card bases that is available starting now – July 1 – only while supplies last. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase the add-on kit. See the below flyer for more information.

If you are not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can use my custom link HERE to subscribe. Be sure that you select me to be your Demonstrator so that I can help you with any issues you may have going forward.

BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!

Bonus Days have begun! For every $50 you spend July 1 thru August 3, 2020 (before shipping & tax), you’ll get $5 USD in Bonus Days coupons that you can use August 4-31, 2020!

There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

If you have any questions regarding the information I have shared with you today, please send me an email or call me. I am here to help.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Technology Challenges

Greetings my stamping friends. I have been out of commission for the last few days as I do battle with the challenges of migrating data from my old laptop to my new laptop. I first tried the “Support Assistant” application that came with the Dell laptop which took over 28 hours to transfer my data, only to have it fail to transfer everything. I had purchased LapLink at the time I bought the laptop, and I was about to start that process, only to discover that I need a cable that — you guessed it — I do not have.

Since both laptops are covering my crafting space and my brain is about to explode, I have not done any crafting in several days but hope to get to do some by this weekend. I have the June Paper Pumpkin “Share Sunshine” kit that is adorable that I would like to share with you, as well as a few bundles and suites from the Annual Catalog.

I hope you will continue to have patience with me as I battle these technology demons so that I can clear my craft space to have some fun. I expect that I will be sharing some of that fun with you all LIVE on Facebook so stay tuned!

Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Celebrate Sunflowers in Abstract

Greetings my stamping friends. I am finally getting around to sharing a project with you that I did a Facebook Live demonstration on a few days ago (Wednesday I think it was). I will first share the still photos and supplies with you and then I will imbed the video from my – drumroll please – YouTube Channel!

If you do not already follow me on my Facebook Business Page, then you are missing out on my newest addition to my crafting showcase – Facebook Live. If you follow me you will receive alerts when I go Live and will see posts I may make on my page that I may not make to my blog so be sure to check it out.

As I mentioned in my latest order unboxing Live I received notice that four friends lost members of their family last week so I had a need for sympathy cards. Rather than stress over four different designs, I decided to make the same card for each and was inspired by a card on Pinterest by Fiona Bradley. Here is my slightly altered version:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, with the hyperlinks for ease of shopping. Just click on the thumbnails to add the products you need to your shopping cart:

Product List

And now for your viewing pleasure is my FB Live video. I apologize for the quality. I need to update the WiFi router in my home:

And for my prior post for the Jar of Flowers, there is a video for that as well:

If you wish to receive notice each time I post anew video to my channel, please become a subscriber!

I am so excited about the new steps I have taken in the past few weeks. I never thought I would work up the nerve to do a live video and now I have done two!

My next goal is to recruit a team member or two. NOW is the perfect time to JOIN Stampin’ Up! Why?

During the month of June, when you JOIN Stampin’ Up! not only will you get a Starter Kit — already a great value at $99.00 for $125.00 worth of products — but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE (see pp. 168-169 & 173-179 for the qualifying bundles).

If I recruit at least ONE person and sell an additional $600 by June 30, 2020, I will advance in title to SILVER. Who wants to help me reach my goal by the end of the month?

If you want to discuss becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to talk with you about it. Who doesn’t love saving 20% off of their craft supplies?

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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A Jar of Flowers With Love & Sympathy

Greetings my stamping friends! Finally a project to share with you. I failed in my mission to share all of my retiring stamp sets with you – I have eight that went unused during my mission, but only a few were ever never used.

I am sharing with you today a card that I made for an old school friend of mine whose father died this past week. It is never easy to lose a parent, no matter how old they are or the reason, and I hope that her receiving this handmade card filled with love will make her day just a little bit better.

I used the new Jar of Flowers bundle and coordinating designer series paper in my design:

My strip of designer series paper for the card front is cut to 1.50″ x 5.25″. I stamped the jar in Memento Tuxedo Ink onto a piece designer series paper and punched it out with the coordinating Jar punch. I cut another jar out of cardstock and adhered to the DSP jar so it would be sturdier when popped up with dimensionals. I stamped the sunflower cluster at the top of a piece of 3.25″ x 4.25″ whisper white cardstock and then die cut with a Stitched Rectangular die.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of my card with the hyperlinks for ease of adding these items to your shopping cart:

Product List

If you have any questions regarding the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask.

I am going to do a Facebook Live presentation on my page here shortly. I hope you will join me there – it will be my first live demonstration so it should be entertaining at the very least!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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2020-2021 Annual Catalog Debuts Today – Oh Yay!

Greetings my stamping friends. I’m taking just a few minutes to send you a quick post before I head off to bed. I’m still fighting migraines which basically are just not any fun.

Today, Wednesday, June 3rd, is the day Stampin’ Up! fans have been waiting for — the new Annual Catalog goes live to the public! If you are up right now, you will find that the online ordering system is down for maintenance. This is so they can update the system with all of the new product information and remove all the old. Just be patient, the system should be up soon.

There are some items listed in the Annual Catalog that are not yet ready to be ordered. This includes the new Stampin’ Emboss & Cut die machine and all of its plates and other parts.

Also, there is a restriction of ONE per order of the refills for the new In Color refill inks.

Otherwise, things should be smooth out of the starting gate.

Here is a eye popping “commercial” from Stampin’ Up! to tease you about some of the product suites if you have not yet seen a copy of the Annual Catalog:

I mean, it’s like they just jump out of the pages of the catalog, right!?! (lol)

I have also pinned a PDF link to the catalog in the upper right margin of my blog.

I apologize for not posting any projects lately (see migraine comment, above). However, I did do an impromptu Facebook Live of my preorder reveal on Saturday, I think it was, so click on my Facebook link in my menu at the top and check it out for a giggle. I lost my signal so it’s in two parts.

That’s about all I can manage for now. I hope to be up to more tomorrow.

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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A Beautiful You Graduation

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you are all doing well and remain safe and healthy as you gathered with your family to honor America’s heroes on Memorial Day.

I apologize for my extended absence. I have been so very tired these past few days. I actually went to bed Saturday night around midnight and woke up Sunday afternoon about 3:00 pm when my husband took my wrist to check for a pulse. I had to chuckle when he did that.

I have had a project to share with you since Thursday. It is the card I made for my youngest niece who graduated from Denton Ryan High School this week using retiring stamp sets – Beautiful You & Beautiful Bouquet.

I stamped the lady twice – once on whisper white and again on a piece of DSP. I cut out the dress from the DSP and overlaid it on the image stamped onto the whisper white and adhered with multipurpose glue. I cut a 1.00” square piece of real red cardstock to create the cap and adhered it over the hat (you may want to make it slightly bigger because it barely covers the hat). I cut small pieces os white bakers twine and adhered with multipurpose glue and then added a large basic pearl. The arms and legs are colored with my Ivory Stampin’ Blends marker and the shadow is colored with my Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Marker.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card with the hyperlinks for ease of shopping:

Product List

If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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A Kit in Color – May 2020 Paper Pumpkin

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you all are doing well.

I have been feeling a bit under the weather the last few days and not “feeling” the craftiness to create anything new to share with you all. Thankfully, my May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit arrived in the mail today!

The May 2020 Kit introduces one of the new 2020-2022 In Colors – Misty Moonlight. I pretty much followed the predesigned layouts of the cards, with a few minor modifications. I made the smallest card into a regular sized card by cutting the card base in half and attaching it to a piece of thick Whisper White cardstock and on the clouds card I put both of the smaller clouds on dimensionals as that looked better to my eyes. Let me know what you think.

Oh and I may have relocated the placement of the bows on one of the layouts.

Here is the instructional video from Stampin’ Up! for your viewing pleasure:

This kit made a total of 12 cards and was a lot of fun to put together. This is the kit that sold out before the end of the subscription period. If you want to be sure you receive each month’s kit, be sure that you become a monthly subscriber. HERE is my personal link. DEADLINE to subscribe to receive the June kit is June 10, 2020.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Introducing the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

Here is a special message from Sara Douglass, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!, on how you can share your “box of sunshine”:

About the June Kit

Box of Sunshine

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

Subscription Information

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Crafting Forever – Friends

Greetings my stamping friends. I took a break yesterday from all things crafty to help a neighbor with an Adobe Acrobat project. My brain was fried after converting a paper order form with 24 rows into a fillable electronic form. I hope you all remain happy, healthy and safe.

Today’s project share continues my mission of sharing retiring products with you. I chose the Crafting Forever stamp set which I anticipate will remain in my collection for a long time. Let me know what you think.

I stamped the pot of brushes onto a piece of 4.00″ x 5.25″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and colored the image with a my Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sentiment, the pair of scissors and the wood stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, and, with the exception of the sentiment, I colored them with my Blends and then fussy cut them out. I cut the sentiment into three small pieces and all of the pieces are attached to the top piece of Whisper White cardstock with dimensionals. I matted the stamped piece with a slightly 1/8″ longer and wider piece of Basic Black cardstock and attached to the card base with dimensionals.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card with the hyperlinks for ease of shopping:

Product List

If you have any questions regarding the design elements of this card, please ask me.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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