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Monday, December 31, 2018

Cheers to the New Year

Happy New Year!

Do you make new year's resolutions?  I don't really make any.  But I always look forward optimistically to a "good" year.  And at the end of the year, I can typically confirm that it has been a good year.  And I'll leave it at that!

I pulled out a couple of my favorite stamp sets to make this card to celebrate the new year.



The greeting is from Warm Hearted.  This set is in the Holiday Catalog and will retire on January 2, 2019.  The glasses are from the set, Half Full.  I embossed all of the stamped images and greetings with gold embossing powder. 

Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year!


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Happy Stampin,

Melanie




Sunday, December 30, 2018

2018 Top Ten

It's interesting to look back through the year's blog posts to see what you liked, and what missed the mark.  And believe me, there were plenty that weren't quite there.  However, my most popular card ever was earlier this year!  

In no particular order, here are my 10 most popular cards from 2018.  You can click on each individual card to go back and take another look at the post if you'd like.













That's the list!  I hope there is a little inspiration there for everyone.

Happy New Year!

And here's to another year of crafting together in 2019!

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Happy Stampin,

Melanie


































Thursday, December 27, 2018

January News From Stampin' Up!


Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the "holiday week" and spending some time with family and friends. 

Next week brings the new year, and with that, several opportunities from Stampin' Up!


Sale-a-bration


From January 3 to March 31, 2019, we celebrate Sale-a-bration!  Sale-a-bration is your chance to earn free products with a qualifying purchase.  It is also the BEST time of the year to host a party.  And finally, it's truly the VERY BEST time of the year to join my team!  Do you want to know more?  I've updated my Sale-a-bration page with the details of this year's promotion.  You can read all about it here!


Occasions Catalog


The Occasions Catalog goes live on January 3, 2019.  There are some wonderful new products coming your way, including the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  If you don't currently have a demonstrator and would like to receive a copy of the catalog, fill out the "Contact Me" box on the right side of the page.  I have catalogs ready to send out to you!


Paper Pumpkin


The January Paper Pumpkin kit is going to be really special! 





We’ve already told you that the January’s Be Mine, Valentine kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite. 
  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party
Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019 to receive the Be Mine, Valentine kit.
Supplies are limited, so don’t wait!
Still not sure?  Check out the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club page on Facebook!  There are thousands of Paper Pumpkin fans on that page and they share wonderful ideas for the kits.  So, if you don't want to make the projects as shown in the kit, rest assured there will be dozens of alternative ideas within a couple of weeks shown on that page.
Need one more reason to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin?  When you purchase a prepaid subscription during Sale-a-bration, the purchase will count toward qualifying for free Sale-a-bration item(s)!
Here are the product numbers for the prepaid subscriptions:

1 MONTH

$19 USD | $25 CAD
shipping calculated at checkout
Item: 137858

3 MONTHS

$57 USD | $75 CAD
shipping calculated at checkout
Item: 137859

6 MONTHS

$108 USD | $144 CAD
shipping calculated at checkout
Save $1 Per Month
Item: 137860

12 MONTHS

$209 USD | $275 CAD
shipping calculated at checkout
buy 11 months, get 1 month free
Item: 137861














As always, if you have any questions, please let me know!
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Happy Stampin,Melanie






























Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Beautiful Baubles

I know when I participate in a blog hop some of you don't receive that post.  So, if you think you may have missed the hop, click here to start the hop.  There are some great projects to be seen!

For today's card, I used the Beautiful Baubles bundle.  I stamped the image twice and used the thinlit on one of the images to cut out each of the small ornaments.  Mini Dimensionals were used to pop up the small ornaments.  I used the 2 large circle thinlits to cut the decorative frame from the Merry Merlot glimmer paper.  The greeting was cut out using the Stitched Label Framelits.  All stamping was done in Gray Granite.


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Note:  This will be my last blog post for the year.  I will post occasional updates on my Facebook page, Stamp With Melanie, so please follow me there.

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.

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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 Holidays!!!   

Happy Stampin,
Melanie




December Blog Hop




I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring packaging  projects. What fun!  I love packaging projects!  Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating so we have a wide array of fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Sandy Ward's blog. She had a fabulous project!

As much as I love the holidays, I decided to step away and use the Incredible Like You stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog, as well as several products from Sale-a-bration.

Here's a look at my decorated pillow box.




The Grapefruit Grove foil band, the butterflies, and the beautiful Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon are all from Sale-a-bration!  I know you are going to love the Sale-a-bration catalog offerings this year!  The butterflies were snipped from a sheet of paper from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper Pack.  I really like the fresh, spring-y look of this box!

And, since the holidays are really right around the corner, I also have a quick holiday project for you.  It's perfect for stockings, co-workers, or holiday dinner gifts!  And they're great for a last minute addition!




Aren't they cute?  Simply take a piece of designer series paper 1 inch x 3 inches and wrap it around each nugget.  I use a little Tombow to hold them in place.  I used the 2" x 8"  Cellophane Bags to hold the nuggets and cut them down to just a little longer than the number of wrapped nuggets.  I tied a piece of twine from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine around the bag and finished off my project with a tag from the Tags & Tidings Bundle.

Please add a comment and let me know what you liked about my design. Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Sue Boerner's blog to see what fun ideas she designed.





All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store.  For the first project, the supplies are not available until after January 2.  Sinply click any of the product images below to be taken directly to my online store! If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Coast to Coast Stampers team. Click Contact Me on the right side of the page to get the conversation started. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


Melanie Coverston - you are here!

Incredible Like You Pillow Box Supply List  (Sale-a-bration and Occasions items not available until Jan 3, 2019)


Wrapped Nugget Treats Project List


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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