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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Joy

Hi there stampers!

Phew!  Have you been able to absorb all that's happening at Stampin' Up! over the next month?  So many great deals!  Remember, everything you need to know about the current specials, Paper Pumpkin, joining my team, my calendar, etc. is at the top of the blog.  Just click the tab for each special offer and read all about it!   October 1 is Sunday and I'm working on my list now!

I haven't posted many Christmas cards yet this year, but I have a lovely card from my very talented sister to share with your today.  She used products from the beautiful Year of Cheer suite of products to create this card.



The sparkle and shine of this Designer Series Paper is absolutely beautiful!  And the mixed metal look of this paper is so on trend this year!  Here's a look at the inside of her card.




Product List
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If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code at the top right of the page.   (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

I
f you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!
Ready to order?  Shop now!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin',
Melanie



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

October Promotions and Class by Mail

Hi there stampers!

Stampin' Up! is introducing a couple of promotions for October.  There's a lot to share, so I'm dedicating today's post to those promotions, my own personal promotion, and my October Class by Mail.  So, let's get to it!





First up, the very popular Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Promotion is returning!

The details:
  • Sale period: October 1–31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
  • Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • What's included?

(Click the flyer image above to see a "readable" copy!)




Next up is this year's World Card Making Day promotion.  This promotion runs from October 1 through 10.  Note cards and Fast Fuse are on sale as well as a number of stamp sets that coordinate with the Designer Series Papers included in the Buy 3/Get 1 Free promotion!  How cool is that???

The details:


  • Promotion period: October 1–10, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this sale.
  • The Fast Fuse Adhesive deal will not work when ordered on a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards. All other items may be added to a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards at the sale price.
What's included?



(Click the flyer above to see a "readable" copy of this 2 page flyer!)

Whew!  That's a lot!  But wait, there's more!!!

With every order placed in October using me as your demonstrator, I will send you a pack of the "must-have" foil snowflakes from the holiday catalog.  A $6.00 value for free with any order in October!


And finally,  my October Class by Mail!  


Merry Mistletoe




Supplies needed to complete the projects:

Merry Mistletoe stamp set (143650 Wood), (143655 Clear Mount)
Be Merry Designer Series Paper 144111
Metallic Enamel Shapes 141678
¼” Double Stitched Ribbon 144117

Gold Embossing Powder 109129

When you order the items shown above (or any order of $40.00 or more), you have the option to order this class.  

Class Fee $15.00 + $3.50 shipping

You will receive tutorials and materials to complete 3 cards and 4 tags, plus a little box to hold the tags.  Send me an email at mcoverston@gmail.com after you place your order to order the class.  

Note:  While this class is available until October 20, when you place your order October 1-10, the stamp set is on sale at 15% off!!!  Plus, the Be Merry Designer Series Paper is one of the paper packs included in the buy 3/get 1 free promotion!

All orders of $50.00 or more will get an entry in the Merry Patterns offer and well as this month's free gift!


Since this is a lot of information - and unless you are superhuman, you won't remember it all, so going forward, I have added pages for each promotion.  Simply click the tab at the top of the blog for the information on each promotion!  And always, you can reach out to me with any questions!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin' 
Melanie

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Holiday Catalog Card Swap Share, Part 2

Hi everyone!

Today I'm back with the remaining cards I'm sharing from the recent holiday catalog swap.  Before I get to those cards, remember to check back tomorrow.  I am going to share all the information on the October promotions offered by Stampin' Up, an October promotion offered by me, and my October class my mail.    Now, on to today's cards!

Created by:  Sherri Price

Created by:  Mary Kiley

Created by:  Jolene Jacobs

Created by:  Nikki Holt

Created by:  Cathy Bartlett

Created by:  Fran Kennedy


Aren't they great?  Again,  I hope they give you some ideas and inspiration to take back to your own crafting space!

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Calendar

I've updated my calendar for the next couple of months.  If you are local to Elizabeth PA, please take a look at the available events!

I am offering a series of three classes as an introduction to stampin', featuring Stampin' Up! products. All experience levels are welcome to attend. The dates for each class are shown below. I will set up a separate event for each. You are not required to attend all three sessions. Each class will cost $10.00 and you will leave with at least 2 completed projects.

Stamping Basics

1. In the beginning 9/28/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP closed.

-Inks
-Paper Trimmer
-Types of stamps
-Cardstock and Printed Paper

2. Stepping it Up 10/19/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 10/12

-Using a Big Shot
-embossing
-die cutting
-Types of adhesives
-Embellishments

3. The WOW Factor 11/9/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 11/2

-coloring tools
-heat embossing
-watercolor basics

Christmas Stamp a Stack $5.00 + $2.00 for each card made (minimum 10 cards)

11/4/2017 – 11:00-6:00 snacks and soft drinks included, RSVP 10/24

7 designs to choose from (can make a max of 4 cards of a single design per 10 cards) envelopes not included, but will be available for purchase separately.

All supplies provided with the exception of adhesives and paper snips.

Vendor and Craft Shows

10/15/2017  11:30-4:00 PM Boston Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield St, McKeesport PA

11/18/2017 10:00-3:00 PM St Elizabeth School, One Grove Pl, Pittsburgh PA

12/2/2017  10:00-3:00 PM  Gill Hall VFC, Gill Hall Rd, Jefferson Hills PA

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Merry Patterns Promotion - information available here.


If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code at the top right of the page.   (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

I
f you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!
Ready to order?  Shop now!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin',
Melanie











Monday, September 25, 2017

Holiday Catalog Swap Share, Part 1

Hi everyone!

I know I hinted these were coming a couple of weeks ago.  And then I didn't share.  But, this week, I'm sharing!  Take a close look at these cards.  The creators worked hard on them.



Created by:  Juli Knudsen

Created by:  Shannon Criado

Created by:  Brynn Thornburgh

Created by:  Cheryl Parker


Created by:  Judy Pinner

Created by:  Amalia Medina

Created by:  Susan Carlson

Aren't they great?  Is there one that really appeals to you?  I really like each of these cards for a variety of reasons.  I hope you get some inspiration from them that you can take back to your crafting space!

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Calendar

I've updated my calendar for the next couple of months.  If you are local to Elizabeth PA, please take a look at the available events!

I am offering a series of three classes as an introduction to stampin', featuring Stampin' Up! products. All experience levels are welcome to attend. The dates for each class are shown below. I will set up a separate event for each. You are not required to attend all three sessions. Each class will cost $10.00 and you will leave with at least 2 completed projects.

Stamping Basics

1. In the beginning 9/28/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP closed.

-Inks
-Paper Trimmer
-Types of stamps
-Cardstock and Printed Paper

2. Stepping it Up 10/19/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 10/12

-Using a Big Shot
-embossing
-die cutting
-Types of adhesives
-Embellishments

3. The WOW Factor 11/9/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 11/2

-coloring tools
-heat embossing
-watercolor basics

Christmas Stamp a Stack $5.00 + $2.00 for each card made (minimum 10 cards)

11/4/2017 – 11:00-6:00 snacks and soft drinks included, RSVP 10/24

7 designs to choose from (can make a max of 4 cards of a single design per 10 cards) envelopes not included, but will be available for purchase separately.

All supplies provided with the exception of adhesives and paper snips.

Vendor and Craft Shows

10/15/2017  11:30-4:00 PM Boston Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield St, McKeesport PA

11/18/2017 10:00-3:00 PM St Elizabeth School, One Grove Pl, Pittsburgh PA

12/2/2017  10:00-3:00 PM  Gill Hall VFC, Gill Hall Rd, Jefferson Hills PA

*****

Merry Patterns Promotion - information available here.


If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code at the top right of the page.   (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

I
f you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!
Ready to order?  Shop now!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin',
Melanie
















Sunday, September 24, 2017

Layered Leaves Part 2

Hello stampers!

Last week I shared the latest Paper Pumpkin kit, Layered Leaves.  Today I'm sharing how I am using this kit.  I have only a few items left over for alternative projects this month because every bit of the kit is used according to the directions from Stampin' Up!

As a reminder, this kit contains the supplies for (8) 3 x 3 cards with envelopes and (8) pillow boxes.




Since fall vendor and craft show season is really kicking into high gear, I am using the contents of this kit for my first couple events.

The 3 x 3 note cards were packaged in 2 groups of 4 and tucked into one of the adorable mini pizza boxes  (#144645).  I decorated the box by first brayering on some Cajun Craze ink to match the color scheme of this month's kit, and then I added one of my extra leaf tags.  





The pillow boxes are packaging for the purse size hand sanitizers.  They are perfect for this!  (I added a little sticky note to the back of each box to identify what scent is in each box). 



There you have it!  

Are you ready to give Paper Pumpkin a try for yourself?  Click here to get started!  Remember, there are 2 types of subscriptions:  month to month, or a 1,3,6, or 12 month prepaid subscription.  The choice is yours!

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Calendar

I've updated my calendar for the next couple of months.  If you are local to Elizabeth PA, please take a look at the available events!

I am offering a series of three classes as an introduction to stampin', featuring Stampin' Up! products. All experience levels are welcome to attend. The dates for each class are shown below. I will set up a separate event for each. You are not required to attend all three sessions. Each class will cost $10.00 and you will leave with at least 2 completed projects.

Stamping Basics

1. In the beginning 9/28/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP closed.

-Inks
-Paper Trimmer
-Types of stamps
-Cardstock and Printed Paper

2. Stepping it Up 10/19/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 10/12

-Using a Big Shot
-embossing
-die cutting
-Types of adhesives
-Embellishments

3. The WOW Factor 11/9/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 11/2

-coloring tools
-heat embossing
-watercolor basics

Christmas Stamp a Stack $5.00 + $2.00 for each card made (minimum 10 cards)

11/4/2017 – 11:00-6:00 snacks and soft drinks included, RSVP 10/24

7 designs to choose from (can make a max of 4 cards of a single design per 10 cards) envelopes not included, but will be available for purchase separately.

All supplies provided with the exception of adhesives and paper snips.

Vendor and Craft Shows

10/15/2017  11:30-4:00 PM Boston Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield St, McKeesport PA

11/18/2017 10:00-3:00 PM St Elizabeth School, One Grove Pl, Pittsburgh PA

12/2/2017  10:00-3:00 PM  Gill Hall VFC, Gill Hall Rd, Jefferson Hills PA

*****

Merry Patterns Promotion - information available here.



If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code at the top right of the page.   (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

I
f you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!
Ready to order?  Shop now!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin',
Melanie


















Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tinsel Tree

Hello Stampers!

The Holiday Catalog offers such a unique variety of products this year.  And it's so much fun to use these products in a way that's just as unique as the products itself.  Such is the case with the super cute card from my very talented sister this week.  When we were growing up, our Gram lived in a two bedroom apartment and she would put up her silver tree every year at Christmas.  The Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape in the Holiday Catalog reminded my sister of Gram's tree.  Here is her card!



Product List
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Calendar

I've updated my calendar for the next couple of months.  If you are local to Elizabeth PA, please take a look at the available events!

I am offering a series of three classes as an introduction to stampin', featuring Stampin' Up! products. All experience levels are welcome to attend. The dates for each class are shown below. I will set up a separate event for each. You are not required to attend all three sessions. Each class will cost $10.00 and you will leave with at least 2 completed projects.

Stamping Basics

1. In the beginning 9/28/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 9/21

-Inks
-Paper Trimmer
-Types of stamps
-Cardstock and Printed Paper

2. Stepping it Up 10/19/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 10/12

-Using a Big Shot
-embossing
-die cutting
-Types of adhesives
-Embellishments

3. The WOW Factor 11/9/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 11/2

-coloring tools
-heat embossing
-watercolor basics

Christmas Stamp a Stack $5.00 + $2.00 for each card made (minimum 10 cards)

11/4/2017 – 11:00-6:00 snacks and soft drinks included, RSVP 10/24

7 designs to choose from (can make a max of 4 cards of a single design per 10 cards) envelopes not included, but will be available for purchase separately.

All supplies provided with the exception of adhesives and paper snips.

Vendor and Craft Shows

10/15/2017  11:30-4:00 PM Boston Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield St, McKeesport PA

11/18/2017 10:00-3:00 PM St Elizabeth School, One Grove Pl, Pittsburgh PA

12/2/2017  10:00-3:00 PM  Gill Hall VFC, Gill Hall Rd, Jefferson Hills PA

*****

Merry Patterns Promotion - information available here.



If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code at the top right of the page.   (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

I
f you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!
Ready to order?  Shop now!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin',
Melanie




Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Layered Leaves

Greetings stampers!

Have you seen the awesomeness of this month's Paper Pumpkin kit?  No, well, that's good because I'm going to share it with you now.  And that's too bad, because that means you are missing out on one of the best kits ever produced!

Today I'm sharing the kit itself, next week I'm sharing how I am using this kit.  You won't want to miss it!

First, a look at the kit products.


I've pictured 4 pillow boxes and 4 3x3 note cards, but the kit contains product to make 8 of each.


A closer look at the cards and envelopes.


And a closer look at the pillow boxes.

Even though we're in the last couple days of summer, this kit screams fall!

And the October and November Paper Pumpkin kits?  You won't want to miss them!  Contact me to subscribe before October 10!




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Calendar

I've updated my calendar for the next couple of months.  If you are local to Elizabeth PA, please take a look at the available events!

I am offering a series of three classes as an introduction to stampin', featuring Stampin' Up! products. All experience levels are welcome to attend. The dates for each class are shown below. I will set up a separate event for each. You are not required to attend all three sessions. Each class will cost $10.00 and you will leave with at least 2 completed projects.

Stamping Basics

1. In the beginning 9/28/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 9/21

-Inks
-Paper Trimmer
-Types of stamps
-Cardstock and Printed Paper

2. Stepping it Up 10/19/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 10/12

-Using a Big Shot
-embossing
-die cutting
-Types of adhesives
-Embellishments

3. The WOW Factor 11/9/2017  7:00-9:00 PM, RSVP 11/2

-coloring tools
-heat embossing
-watercolor basics

Christmas Stamp a Stack $5.00 + $2.00 for each card made (minimum 10 cards)

11/4/2017 – 11:00-6:00 snacks and soft drinks included, RSVP 10/24

7 designs to choose from (can make a max of 4 cards of a single design per 10 cards) envelopes not included, but will be available for purchase separately.

All supplies provided with the exception of adhesives and paper snips.

Vendor and Craft Shows

10/15/2017  11:30-4:00 PM Boston Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield St, McKeesport PA

11/18/2017 10:00-3:00 PM St Elizabeth School, One Grove Pl, Pittsburgh PA

12/2/2017  10:00-3:00 PM  Gill Hall VFC, Gill Hall Rd, Jefferson Hills PA

*****

Merry Patterns Promotion - information available here.



If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code at the top right of the page.   (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

I
f you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!
Ready to order?  Shop now!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin',
Melanie