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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cheers


Greetings stampers! 

Today is the day!  The new catalog is finally here! I, for one, shout a big Hooray! to that!!!

I have a card for you today that uses several of the new products + a retired product.  But, before I get to that, I have a couple of big announcements from Stampin' Up! you won't want to miss!


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First up, for the month of June, hosts can get $35 USD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards when they host a stamping event with $350 USD or more in sales. That’s more money to use for products in the new annual catalog, and you know there are PLENTY of new products we alll want to bring home. Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can be used on a Starter Kit, so this is a great time to start your business for less!




Free Stamps for new Coast to Coast Stampers!



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That’s right! Every new recruit who joins my Coast to Coast Stampers this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $104 USD!!!  Plus, anyone hosting an event with you in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards your Starter Kit. Have the stars aligned or what? 


The details:

  • Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new annual catalog to be included in the Starter Kit for free.
  • Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
  • Promotion Deadlines: New recruits must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.

I truly can't remember a better time to sign up!  So, if becoming a demo is something you've been thinking about, don't miss this great opportunity!  I would love to have you join my team, Coast to Coast Stampers!  If you have any questions about becoming a demo - whether hobby or to start a business, just let me know!  Even if you decide being a demo isn't for you, there is no obligation to purchase anything more.  So what do you have to lose?

And now my card!   




I used the new Pineapple stamp (141746 ) stamped in Emerald Envy (#141396) and Delightful Dijon (#138327).  I snipped the pineapple and adhered it to a piece of DSP from the Affectionately Yours DSP (#141632).  "Cheers" is from the retiring Greetings Thinlits.  The card front is attached to a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock (#120953).


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Need a catalog?  If you need a catalog and don't have a current demonstrator, just let me know.  I'll get one right out to you!

Paper Pumpkin Special Offer - Special Offer for New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!  Are you a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If not, I have a great offer available for new subscribers that choose either the monthly subscription option or the 6 month or longer prepaid subscription offer. 

For new subscribers that choose me as your Stampin Up demonstrator, and choose one of the options mentioned above, I will send you a Paper Pumpkin tote bag and a full size "D" block!   

This special offer is also available to those of you that signed up for the 3 month prepaid option during Sale-a-bration.  If you renew your subscription under the monthly or 6 month prepaid option, with me as your demo, I will send these bonus items to you as well! 

Sign up by July 1, 2016!


If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (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 my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie





Sunday, May 29, 2016

Thirty Times Two

Hello stampers!

I hope you are enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend.  We've spent a lot of time packing, but also had time for holiday traditions and good food!

Back in February, I shared that the first three of my Mom's grandchildren tuned 30 this year.  The oldest had his birthday in February.  Several days ago, the other two celebrated their birthdays.  No, not twins, but cousins, born on the same day, 12 hour apart.  We all told my Mom that's what she got for saying she was ready for grand kids - three in a little more than 90 days!

At any rate, here are the cards I created for their birthdays.


Her card uses the retiring Talented Trio stamp set and his uses the retiring Skating By stamp set. (Both sets are now sold out).  Both are watercolored using Aqua Painters and colors from the new In Color collection.



Supply List:
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Paper Pumpkin Special Offer - Special Offer for New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!  Are you a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If not, I have a great offer available for new subscribers that choose either the monthly subscription option or the 6 month or longer prepaid subscription offer. 

For new subscribers that choose me as your Stampin Up demonstrator, and choose one of the options mentioned above, I will send you a Paper Pumpkin tote bag and a full size "D" block!   

This special offer is also available to those of you that signed up for the 3 month prepaid option during Sale-a-bration.  If you renew your subscription under the monthly or 6 month prepaid option, with me as your demo, I will send these bonus items to you as well! 

Sign up by July 1, 2016!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (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 my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie











Thursday, May 26, 2016

Affectionately Yours

Hello stampers!

And hello Memorial Day weekend!  While enjoying the long weekend, I hope you'll take a minute to reflect on the reasons we celebrate this holiday and give thanks for those that have given the ultimate sacrifice for us.

As is the norm here, at the end of the week I share a card from my very talented sister,  Today is no exception.  Her card is a sneak peek card using products from the Affectionately Yours product suite from the new catalog.  Stamp set, DSP, embossing folder, and washi tape.  All from the same coordinating product suite.






Stop back next week.  I have a few more great cards to share - and then I'll be taking a couple of weeks off for the big move back to Pennsylvania.

The new catalog goes live June 1!  I'll be placing an order by 6:00 AM on the 1st, so get your orders in!

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Paper Pumpkin Special Offer - Special Offer for New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!  Are you a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If not, I have a great offer available for new subscribers that choose either the monthly subscription option or the 6 month or longer prepaid subscription offer. 

For new subscribers that choose me as your Stampin Up demonstrator, and choose one of the options mentioned above, I will send you a Paper Pumpkin tote bag and a full size "D" block!   

This special offer is also available to those of you that signed up for the 3 month prepaid option during Sale-a-bration.  If you renew your subscription under the monthly or 6 month prepaid option, with me as your demo, I will send these bonus items to you as well! 

Sign up by July 1, 2016!


If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (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 my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie





Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Smile

Hello stampers,

The week is off to a fast start!  Packing is in full swing.  And while I'm at work, I keep thinking about all the things I could be doing at home.  When I'm home, I think about the things I wanted to get done, but did not.  Soon.  It will all be over soon!

Today's card is a really quick card, but it showcases several new products.  Take a look!



The new products are:
Love and Affection Stamp Set  #141545
Ink:  Tuxedo Black #132708
         Emerald Envy  #141396
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy  #141415
                   Sweet Sugarplum #141418
                   Whisper White #100730
DSP:  Playful Palette DSP Stack #141657
Ruched Ribbon:  Sweet Sugarplum #141428
Lots of Labels Framelits:  138281

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Paper Pumpkin Special Offer - Special Offer for New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!  Are you a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If not, I have a great offer available for new subscribers that choose either the monthly subscription option or the 6 month or longer prepaid subscription offer. 

For new subscribers that choose me as your Stampin Up demonstrator, and choose one of the options mentioned above, I will send you a Paper Pumpkin tote bag and a full size "D" block!   

This special offer is also available to those of you that signed up for the 3 month prepaid option during Sale-a-bration.  If you renew your subscription under the monthly or 6 month prepaid option, with me as your demo, I will send these bonus items to you as well! 

Sign up by July 1, 2016!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (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 my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Congratulations, Graduate!

Hi everyone!

A big thank you to those that came to my Open House on Saturday.  It was so nice to see you and spend some time with you!  I'm going to miss all of you when we move (in 3 weeks!!!), but we'll find ways to keep in touch.  This week I plan to set up the Facebook page I mentioned, so keep an eye out for that!

I promised DH that I would start packing my "office" as soon as my Open House was over.  So, I kept word.  (sniff, sniff)  Thankfully, I kept out a "few" things so I can keep stamping...don't tell him!!!



But I digress.  Let me get back to the real reason for today's post.  Earlier this month, both of my boy's earned degrees from the post-secondary program of choice.  DH and I are so proud of them.  So of course, to honor the momentous occasion(s), I made them each a card.



The background of each card is stamped from the retiring Dotty Angles set (#133658) in Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate.



Supply List:
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Paper Pumpkin Special Offer - Special Offer for New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!  Are you a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If not, I have a great offer available for new subscribers that choose either the monthly subscription option or the 6 month or longer prepaid subscription offer. 

For new subscribers that choose me as your Stampin Up demonstrator, and choose one of the options mentioned above, I will send you a Paper Pumpkin tote bag and a full size "D" block!   

This special offer is also available to those of you that signed up for the 3 month prepaid option during Sale-a-bration.  If you renew your subscription under the monthly or 6 month prepaid option, with me as your demo, I will send these bonus items to you as well! 

Sign up by July 1, 2016!


If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (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 my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie













Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sneak Peek - Friendship


Hi everyone!

I'm so excited!  My new catalog open house is on Saturday and I can't wait for you to see first hand what is inside!  I love it, and I know you will too!

But first, it's time for a card from my very talented sister!  She has a great sneak peek card for you today.  The stamp set, the DSP, the cardstock, the ink colors, washi tape, and the ribbon are all from the new catalog!



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Paper Pumpkin Special OfferSpecial Offer for New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!  Are you a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If not, I have a great offer available for new subscribers that choose either the monthly subscription option or the 6 month or longer prepaid subscription offer. 

For new subscribers that choose me as your Stampin Up demonstrator, and choose one of the options mentioned above, I will send you a Paper Pumpkin tote bag and a full size "D" block!   

This special offer is also available to those of you that signed up for the 3 month prepaid option during Sale-a-bration.  If you renew your subscription under the monthly or 6 month prepaid option, with me as your demo, I will send these bonus items to you as well! 

Sign up by July 1, 2016!

New Catalog Open House - May 21, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM - Stop by to pick up a copy of the new catalog, see new products, enjoy some snacks, and make a card using new products.   This is a free event.   There will be free gifts and ordering specials for attendees!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (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 my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie




Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Not So Manly Occasions

Hello stampers!

Woohoo!  The sun came out here on Wednesday!  What a difference a little sunshine makes in my day!  Not only that, but I had lunch with a good friend that I haven't seen in several months.  A good day!

Yesterday I shared with you a couple of cards made with this month's Paper Pumpkin Kit, "Many Manly Occasions".  If you missed that post, here are those cards:




But, what else could I do with that set?  After work on Wednesday, I sat down and made two more cards using those same base cards.



They're not so manly now, are they?  One of the features of the Paper Pumpkin kits I like the best is the versatility of the kit's contents.  I think these cards really show that versatility!  Simply changing up the background paper totally changes the cards.  What do you think?  Do you like them?





Special Offer for New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!  Are you a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If not, I have a great offer available for new subscribers that choose either the monthly subscription option or the 6 month or longer prepaid subscription offer.

For new subscribers that choose me as your Stampin Up demonstrator, and choose one of the options mentioned above, I will send you a Paper Pumpkin tote bag and a full size "D" block!  

This special offer is also available to those of you that signed up for the 3 month prepaid option during Sale-a-bration.  If you renew your subscription under the monthly or 6 month prepaid option, with me as your demo, I will send these bonus items to you as well!

Sign up by July 1, 2016!

Don't forget about my Open House on Saturday, May 21!  I'm looking forward to seeing you then!

Happy Stampin'
Melanie








Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Many Manly Occasions

Hello stampers!

As I write this post, it has FINALLY stopped raining here!  What a gloomy and chilly stretch of days we've had here!  Not spring-like at all!!!

**My open house is this Saturday from 1-4.  Stop by for your copy of the new catalog, see some of the new products, see some samples, and make a card!  Everyone that stops by leaves with some goodies and a chance to win free product!

Monday brightened significantly when I ran out to get the mail and found my Paper Pumpkin had arrived!  Woohoo!!!  This month's kit has a great stamp set appropriate for all the men in your life..and I know we all need "men stamps".  Mostly following the kit directions, here are a couple of cards I made up.  It doesn't really show up in the photo, but for the "Father's Day" card, I sponged some Crumb Cake ink over the cut out design.






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New Catalog Open House - May 21, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM - Stop by to pick up a copy of the new catalog, see new products, enjoy some snacks, and make a card using new products.   This is a free event.   There will be free gifts and ordering specials for attendees!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (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 my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie








Sunday, May 15, 2016

Cherry on Top Birthday


Hi there,

It sure was a cold weekend around here!  Not really cold, but surely not typical mid May weather!  We even turned our furnace back on!  Spring can come back any time now!

For today's card I combined some of my favorite retiring products for a quick and easy birthday card.




Supply List:


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New Catalog Open House - May 21, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM - Stop by to pick up a copy of the new catalog, see new products, enjoy some snacks, and make a card using new products.   This is a free event.   There will be free gifts and ordering specials for attendees!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (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 my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie