Pin It

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Warmth of Christmas

Hi everyone!

On Friday, Stampin' Up's! Year End Sales Event begins.  I don't have a list of the included products, but any time December 1, 2017 - January 2, 2018, click here to see the available products.  Look for the Year End Sales Event on the left side of the page.  Some items will be available at reduced prices, others at regular price, but all products will be available only while supplies last.  Shop early for the best selection!  Be sure to reach out to me if you have any questions or experience any issues.

This Sunday, December 3, 2017, I will have a table at my final vendor and craft show at Gill Hall Rd VFD, Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills PA from 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM.  If you are local, please stop by and say hi!  I will have sign up sheets for my Occasions/Sale-a-bration Open House coming up in January.  Hope to see you there!

Stamparatus news!  Just in from Stampin' Up!  

The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! 

The second reservation window will remain open from December 5, 2017; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30, 2017. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!
 
Please note the following changes:
 

  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

Today's card is a beautiful card from my very talented sister.  Her design was cased from a card created by Phoebe Bird.




Product List

  *************


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!

Melanie


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Be Merry

Hi everyone!

There's a great kit in the Holiday Catalog this year.....Be Merry.  It's an all inclusive ornament kit that makes up 12 ornaments and requires no stamping.  I made mine as gift tags, and I didn't combine the colors, mine are all green or all red.  I think they are beautiful and go together very quickly!


I used Tombow to attach the netting and layers and the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the greeting to the wood banner.


Some folks have mentioned using a hot glue gun on these, but I didn't find it necessary.  Mine have been assembled for several weeks and there has been no sign of separation.


This kit was on back order, but is now available, so if you are looking for a quick project that makes up into adorable package tags or ornaments, this is the kit for you!

Remember, stop back Thursday or Friday for a special announcement!  As soon as I have the details, I will pass them along.

   *************


v Product List
   *******
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!

Melanie



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Back in Plaid

Hi everyone!

The November Paper Pumpkin kit has finally arrived and, as promised, it coordinates with the great shaker cards from the October kit.  For November, we get 10 mini stockings and all the supplies to complete them.




Aren't they adorable?  There are so many things we can do with them!  Think gift cards, cash, candy, jewelry, etc.  

Remember, Paper Pumpkin makes a great gift for a special someone on your list.  Purchase a prepaid subscription and you choose the number of kits that the recipient will receive and the amount of money you are spending!  Sounds like a great gift for yourself and for others, right?


1 MONTH

$20 USD | $27 CAD
shipping included
Item: 137858

3 MONTHS

$59 USD | $79 CAD
shipping included
Item: 137859

6 MONTHS

$114 USD | $154 CAD
shipping included
Save $1 Per Month
Item: 137860

12 MONTHS

$215 USD | $295 CAD
shipping included
Save $2 Per Month
Item: 137861























With the purchase of a prepaid subscription for as a gift, I will send you a "gift card" you can fill in for the recipient!  Orders must be placed by December 15 to allow time for me to send out the gift card.

Hint, hint - be sure to check back on Thursday/Friday for a can't miss announcement!

    *****************


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!

Melanie






Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas 3 x 3

Greetings stampers!

Did you remember to take advantage of Stampin' Up's free shipping offer on Monday?  Like I mentioned yesterday, it's hard for me to resist free shipping!

Over the past few months, several small businesses opened in our little town.  Last week DH and I were out shopping and we stopped into one of the new shops.  As we were checking out, I mentioned that I make cards and asked if they had considered adding some 3 x 3 note cards or gift enclosures to their shop.  It turns out the owners had been discussing doing just that and asked me to bring by some samples.  We made an appointment for today.  Long story short, they loved my cards and accepted everything I had with me!  So, going forward, my cards can now be found at Simply You Soap and Candle Co. in Elizabeth PA.  I'm so excited about this new opportunity!  

Here is a sample of some of the Christmas 3 x 3 cards I made for them.  Note:  Some of the stamps or designer series papers may be retired.





I really enjoy making these little guys.  For now, I am leaving the inside blank.  The sender can add a short note when they sign them.

Have any of you had success selling your completed projects in a retail environment?  I would love to hear about your experience.

  ***************

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!

Melanie







Sunday, November 26, 2017

Santa's Suit

Hi everyone!

I hope you had a nice holiday!  Ours was good.  We missed our younger son and his fiance as they were spending time with her family, but they will be home on Wednesday and we will be very happy to see them!

Before I share today's card, Stampin' Up! is wrapping up their weeklong Online Extravaganza with a sweet deal on Monday, November 26 - FREE SHIPPING!!!!

I need to restock several items that are running low - or worse yet, gone, so I'll be working on my list!  There are few things I like better than free shipping!

And now today's card!  I thought this was appropriate.  I know it's how I felt after a couple days out shopping!



Product List
     *****************
Click the tabs at the top of the page for all the details on this month's promotions and my calendar.

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!

Melanie




Monday, November 20, 2017

Craft Show Successes, Part 2

Greetings!

I'm so glad you enjoyed yesterday's post.  I have a couple more craft show projects to share with you today.  Both of these were modified from similar projects I saw on Pinterest.  Both were posted by so many, that I have no idea who originally came up with these ideas.

First up is the Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer.  I stock up on these all year when I have coupons to use.




Next up is another hot chocolate holder.  This one holds a K-cup in the mini coffee cup.  


I created a holder for the mini coffee cup similar to those that hold the gift cards.  This one does not have the gift card holder.  Also included in this package is a treat tube with dehydrated mini marshmallows and 3 Hershey kisses.  

Both of these items were popular for office gifts.  

   ******

That's it from here for a few days.  Enjoy the long holiday weekend with family and friends!  Check my Stamp With Melanie Facebook page as time permits.  

Online Extravaganza continues all week.  Click here to check out all the specials.

*****
Click the tabs at the top of the page for all the details on this month's promotions and my calendar.

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 Thanksgiving!
Melanie


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Craft Show Successes, Part 1

Hi everyone!

Monday starts this year's Online Extravaganza!   Starting off, there are several stamp sets on sale for 20% off, in addition to the other products that will be available.  Click the image below to see the full list of sale items!


If you saw my post on my Stamp With Melanie Facebook page over the weekend, you know that I participated in my third Vendor and Craft Show on Saturday.  I thought I would share a little more about some of my best sellers this week.  Let's take a look.

First up is the hot chocolate cross over box.  Late on Friday, I saw a Facebook post from Wendy at Luvin' Stampin' showcasing this box.  Wendy provided a great tutorial and mentioned how easy they were.  I happened to have 2 boxes of Nestle's hot chocolate pouches, so I made up 12.  They were as easy as promised.  And best of all?  They were sold out in less than an hour!



Inside each pouch is a hot chocolate, a candy cane, and a treat tube with dehydrated mini marshmallows.  

Next up is my Thinking of You box.  This is for a friend or co-worker under the weather.   Deseree Buss Krumm provided the initial idea for these for me, although I've seen many others as well.  Mine are not quite the same, but the premise is the same.  Since my products did not fit the pizza box, I made my own box as well as a belly band to keep it closed.



And the inside:



I hope you've enjoyed today's little peak at a couple of my most popular craft fair items.  Stop back tomorrow for a look at a couple more popular items.

Finally, since this Thanksgiving week, I will not be posting after Monday night/Tuesday until next Sunday.  Updates to the Online Extravaganza - and anything else that comes along will be posted on my Facebook page.  Click here to check it out.

    ****************


Click the tabs at the top of the page for all the details on this month's promotions and my calendar.

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, November 16, 2017

Merry Mistletoe

Hello stampers!

Are you one of the lucky ones that got your reservation in for the new Stamparatus?  The first wave was 100% reserved in less than 15 minutes today.  The next window is early December for a mid March delivery.  I will remind you as the date gets closer.

My very talented sister sent us a super cute - and easy - card from the Merry Mistletoe set in the annual catalog.  Enjoy!


Are you making your own Christmas cards this year?  Which set(s) are you using for your cards?

     *******


Product List
   ***************

As in previous years, Stampin' Up! has announced the Online Extravaganza will return this year.  November 20 only there will be a selection of stamp sets available at 20% off!  From November 20-26,  several products are available at varying reduced prices.  Of particular interest, the Watercolor Pencils are available at 20% off!  A number of embossing folders, punches, and framelits/thinlits are also available!  Online Extravaganza will end on November 27 with even more yet to be announced specials.  So watch this space!


Click the image above to see a readable version of the entire list (excluding the November 27 specials).

Click the tabs at the top of the page for all the details on this month's promotions and my calendar.

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