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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Greetings

The Alpine Adventure stamp set and coordinating thinlits have been sitting on the shelf staring at me for a couple of months now.  I finally pulled it out today and created my card for today.  My sled is brown wood, because that's what our sled was like when we were kids. 

We lived at the bottom of a steep hill.  When it would snow enough to sled, there was rarely a car on that hill.  So, Dad would take us out and let us sled on the hill.  We never went up to the top, but it sure was fun for us.  Today that road is a bus route, so I'm sure there's no more sledding on that hill.




Oh, there's a sneak peek item from the Occasions Catalog on my card.  Do you see it?  Yep, the "Christmas Greetings" is cut out using the new Rectangle Stitched Thinlits.  There was a really loud cheer when they were introduced at OnStage.  And I know you'll want to add them to your collection in January!

Of course, if you can't wait until January to get the Rectangle Stitched Thinlits for yourself, you can join my team today and add them to your starter kit!  Click here to get started!  (Or reach out to me with any questions you may have).


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Gift certificates are available year round!  If you have Stampin' Up! products on your Christmas wish list, pass my information along to your family and I'll work with them to get a gift certificate to them so you can order after the holidays.  Gift wrapping included.

   Are you placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00?  Please use the Hostess Code AXYMK9GJ.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by today!   

Happy Stampin,
Melanie






Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Geared Up Garage - Sneak Peek

While at OnStage last month, we had the opportunity to make several make & takes using products from the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!  I have to tell you, a sight to see is thousands of demonstrators in line to use a fraction of that many Big Shots.  That said, it was all very peaceful with no rioting, pushing, or shoving!  Just kidding.  While we did have share only a few Big Shots, while standing in line it was a good time to meet other demonstrators.  Anyhow, today's project is one of those make & takes.  I was so excited to see this product line.  It will be perfect for so many of us for those challenging guy cards!

Here is a look at what we made:



Yes, it's a little early for Father's Day, but just think, for a change I'm going to be ahead of the game!  This little pizza box will become a sweet little gift card holder.

And here's a look at several products in the Classic Garage Suite:


In addition to the stamp set, thinlits, and designer series paper, there is coordinating ribbon (shown on the pizza box), and some adorble "metal elements".  

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Gift certificates are available year round!  If you have Stampin' Up! products on your Christmas wish list, pass my information along to your family and I'll work with them to get a gift certificate to them so you can order after the holidays.  Gift wrapping included.

   Are you placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00?  Please use the Hostess Code AXYMK9GJ.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by today!   

Happy Stampin,
Melanie






Monday, December 10, 2018

Holly Jolly Christmas

Craft show season is over for me!  I finished up with my last show on Sunday.  While I really enjoy the shows and meeting people, they are a ton of work.  Between the craft shows and our week in Florida, I am way behind on all of our Christmas preparations.  So this week is dedicated to getting back on track.  Starting with sharing a new card here with you!

I have been a fan of the Christmas Traditions Punch Box since the Holiday Catalog was first introduced.  However, the $45.00 price tag kept me from ordering.   Thanks to the Year End Extraganza, the Christmas Traditions Punch Box is now available for $27.00!  Woohoo!!!  Mine was delivered today, so I made this card to share with you.




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Gift certificates are available year round!  If you have Stampin' Up! products on your Christmas wish list, pass my information along to your family and I'll work with them to get a gift certificate to them so you can order after the holidays.  Gift wrapping included.

   Are you placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00?  Please use the Hostess Code AXYMK9GJ.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by today!   

Happy Stampin,
Melanie









Sunday, December 9, 2018

Stamparatus News

Hi there stampers,

About a year ago, Stampin' Up! introduced their wonderful stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus.
I know many of you have purchased one since they were introduced.  When they first came out, only the tool itself was available.  As time went on, more accessories were introduced including grid paper, extra plates, a foam mat, and extra magnets.  So now, we have a Stamparatus, and a whole pile of stuff.  How can we keep it all together?  Finally, a Stamparatus tote!

Take a look at this great bag! 




So whether you stamp on the go or at home, this tote is a great way to keep your Stamparatus and all the accessories together!


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****If the Stamparatus, the tote, any of the accessories, or any other Stampin' Up! products are on your Christmas list, send this post to your family.  As long as they order by December 13, I will have your order back in time for Christmas.  And, I will gift wrap your gifts before meeting up with the gift giver to deliver.  (Gift certificates are also available from me at any time.  Gift certificates include a gift card holder.)


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   Are you placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00?  Please use the Hostess Code AXYMK9GJ.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by today!   

Happy Stampin,
Melanie












Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sincerely Santa

I planned to show the Sincerely Santa Project Kit to you today.  After all, the tags in this kit are some of the cutest I've seen from Stampin' Up!



But, after I created the tags per the directions in the kit, I checked the inventory and found that the kit is sold out and no longer available.  Darn it!

Not to worry, though!  The coordinating stamp set, Sincerely Santa (#148929), is still available, although it is on the retiring list.  So, I created my own set of tags to share with you.



I used papers from the Festive Farmhouse and the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper packs as well as coordinating ribbons and embellishments to complete my tags.  They come together quickly and are fun to make!

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   Are you placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00?  Please use the Hostess Code AXYMK9GJ.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by today!   

Happy Stampin,
Melanie







Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Happiness

The Year End Closeout started today.  If you haven't already seen the products available at a discount, as well as those retiring, but not on sale, click here

To see the list of products that are carrying over, for now, click here.

Today I'm sharing the last of a series of 3x3 cards I made for the store in town.  I used the Peaceful Noel stamp set for this card.   This stamp set is retiring, so if it's on your list, don't wait to order!


To recreate my project, click on any of the products below to go to my online store.

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   Are you placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00?  Please use the Hostess Code AXYMK9GJ.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by today!   

Happy Stampin,
Melanie




Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Noel

December 5 is a big day for Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers!  Demonstrators can place their pre-order from the new Occasions catalog (and earn new Sale-a-bration products)! 

Customers can order the new Stamparatus bag beginning December 5.  If you own a Stamparatus (and if you don't, you're really missing out!), then you need this awesome bag to keep it all together!



December 5 is also the first day of the Year End Closeout!  Annually, this is one of the best sales of the year.  So, remember to shop early for the best selection and the best prices!



Today's card is from the beautiful Joyous Noel suite of products.  Unfortunately several of these products have already sold out, but the stamp set can be used with other Designer Series Papers to create the same easy layout.  (The Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper is no longer available.)




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   Are you placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00?  Please use the Hostess Code AXYMK9GJ.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by today!   

Happy Stampin,
Melanie