Last Chance to reserve your 2019 Holiday Catalog Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Book

It’s that time of year and we’ve got a NEW Holiday Catalog starting on September 4th filled with FANTASTIC Designer Series Paper you’re going to LOVE!   If you love design tools that help you crafting easier, you’ll want to try our Design Tool & Swatch Book.

Have You Reserved Yours?

If you haven’t already reserved yours and you want one you’ll want to contact me today — The Reservation period and is date sensitive – I can’t guarantee there will be spots after the September 3rd deadline.

NEW Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Book

This is a great option for you to see all the NEW Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Holiday Catalog AND have a way to quickly see the coordinating Card Stock of each Designer Series Paper pack too! No more hunting through stacks of paper since everything is in one place. And now you can get one too!

Get 8 NEW Swatch Books – for the 2019 Holiday Catalog with its beautiful papers and you can reserve/preorder yours starting today!

What do you get?

  • Each set contains 8 Swatch Books: Includes 4 Designer Series Paper and 4 Specialty Designer Series Paper Swatch Books
  • Measures 2 3/4″ x 6″
  • Books contain a piece of each Designer Series Paper staggered at 1/4″ for easy flipping. (The exception is the Feels Like Frost, Night Before Christmas, and Wrapped in Plaid with 12 patterns staggered at 1/8″ for easy flipping.) The shortest piece of Designer Series paper is 4 3/4″ long.
  • Each swatch book contains all of the coordinating Card Stock listed for the pack of Designer Series Paper.
  • Three of the Swatch Books include the coordinating Copper, Gold, and Silver Foil Papers.
  • Each swatch book is labeled with the name of the Designer Series Paper, Item number and a list of the coordinating card stock colors included in the Designer Series Paper as per the Holiday Catalog.
  • Each Designer Series Paper Swatch Book is assembled with a post for easy turning.
  • I’m doing this as a special service and would need payment by the end of the day September 3rd if you would like to participate and get yours as soon as possible after the catalog launches.

Want to see them in action?

Check out my quick Video that I did for the Occasions Catalog version when we launched our idea – I know this is for a past catalog, but you’ll get the idea.

Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books:

Wondering why you need one?

  • It’s perfect as a reference guide for Designer Series Paper while you create your projects since everything is in one place.
  • A post at the bottom so you can easily fan out the Designer Series Paper and Card Stock and see things for designing.
  • The staggered Designer Series Papers make it easy for you to flip though the colors and patterns and see the coordinating card stock with each piece.
  • Just 2 3/4″ x 6″ – it’s small enough to sit on your desk and not get in the way
  • Labels to tell you Designer Series Paper Name, item number, and the coordinating colors of card stock. (So, you can order more of your favorite paper easily)
  • If you are a demonstrator this is an easy, affordable, portable way to carry samples of ALL the Designer Series Paper with you to show at your parties

Cost: $26 (plus $7.35 shipping)

How to Reserve yours by September 3rd?

EMAIL me directly at StampwithJini@gmail.com with your information listed below to save your spot in the share: (Note: For multiple shares – contact me for a shipping quote…a Flat Rate Envelope can hold quite a bit).

Please include the following information in your email:

1.  Full Name

2.  Mailing Address (US only)

3.  Indicate how many Paper Shares and/or Design Tool & DSP Swatch Book sets you would like to reserve

4.  Email for PayPal invoicing

When your shares/swatch book order fills, I will email a PayPal invoice for payment process (around September 1st, the first batch is going out tomorrow).  I will then place my order with Stampin’ Up! once payment is received for the share/swatch book.

PayPal is easy — and a PayPal account is not required to make your payment.  Just an email address and credit/debit card.  When you receive your PayPal invoice by email, you can choose to pay using your PayPal funds or by a credit/debit card.  Simply follow their instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you. It should be simple!

And of course, if you live locally – just let me know if you prefer to pick up your items rather than pay for the shipping and I’ll invoice you accordingly.

NOTE:  The first share/swatch books if placed on September 4th can be expected in about 2 weeks after I place the order. Here is how my paper shares/swatch books work… first I save your spot and collect your payment, then I place the order, receive the order, cut and package the paper, package up your swatch book/share for mailing and then take them to the Post Office to ship.

More It Starts with Art

Have you seen this set filled with wonderful crafting images? I really enjoy using it and wanted to share some more swaps that I received using this suite of products found on pages 52-54 of the Annual Catalog.

I really love the color combination of the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper (149489) combined with our In Colors Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose on this first card which uses a fancy fold.

Isn’t it great how all our products work together? While these two colors are not in the Designer Series Paper they work to create a rich color pallet for this card.

And here are some more cards that use the colors listed in the Designer Series Paper itself.

So what do you think? Can you see the possibilities? Why not stop by my online store and see all the coordinating products in this Suite?

Goooooaaaaalllll

On a personal note – Did you know every year I set goals for my Stampin’ Up! business?  One of my longtime goals is to earn the incentive trip. This year I am excited to announce, with less than 2 months left in the Stampin Up year, I am closer than I’ve ever been. 

If you have been thinking of placing an order the past month or two and haven’t done so, I would really appreciate your help reaching my goal by placing an order today. If you do so by August 18th, not only will you get products you love, but you’ll also receive a FREE gift from me an exclusive Class Tutorial PDF.

  • You can place your order online
  • Email it to  StampwithJini@gmail.com with your payment method
  • Call me at 706 754-7124

I am so grateful to you as my customers and to my down line for the friendship and fun you add to my life!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: It Starts with Art (*149303)

Paper: Follow Your Art Designer Series paper (149489)

Accessories: Arts & Craft Dies (*149580)

*It Starts with Art Bundle (151090)

Follow Your Art Suite (152181)

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Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code Q2UWTQRW Place a qualifying order of $35 or more with me between now and August 18th and use this host code get a FREE Daisy Lane Note Card & Box Class!

Team Craft Time & More

Tomorrow is my Team Craft Time, this is a monthly event where we gather and craft together – it is a free style event where anything goes and it’s a lot of fun. We simply bring what ever we are working on and enjoy each others company while crafting.

Want to see some of what my team has been working on? Here are some of the swaps from the July meeting earlier this month everyone shared.

These first two cards use the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (149478) and the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set (149226)

Don’t you love the new Timeless Label Punch (149516)? It not only coordinates with this stamp set, but it’s a great punch for all kinds of sentiments and comes in a Bundle too so you can save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and punch together!

And here is a lovely card made with the Magnolia Blooms stamp set (152729) found in our Experience Creativity brochure.

This brochure is filled with wonderful stamp sets and getting started bundles that are perfect for the new stamper, but great for the avid stamper too since products coordinating with items from the 2019 Annual Catalog, like this stamp set.

And here are two cards using the Butterfly Gala stamp set (148580) – LOL the swappers were surprised to see they were both inspired by the same project this month!

This first one is done in Grapefruit Grove

and this second one is done is 2018 In Color, Call Me Clover

And this final card is a Inside Block, fancy fold card using the Beauty Abounds stamp set (148726).

Such a fun card and we’ll be learning how Pat made this card during our August meeting – Sharing is the best!

Here are a couple of more pictures from the July Meeting where we always do some Make n’ Take projects and celebrate achievements together

Sound like fun? Why not join us?

$55 for FREE – It’s a Perfect Time to Join the Blue Mountain Stampers!

It only costs 99.00 to buy the starter kit and you can pick out $155 of product that YOU choose! (That’s $30 more than usual!) Then you’ll receive a 20% discount off your future purchases.

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and receive a community of support – I support both Happy Shoppers and those wanting to build a business with some wonderful options.

If you feel this is a good time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, you too can be first too!

Getting Started with the Stamp Cleaning Pad

Have you seen this great new option for cleaning our stamps? I LOVE this particularly for our Photopolymer stamps since it helps clean those tough stains that discolor our stamps and make it harder to see through them. Check out my quick video showing you more.

Getting Started with the Stamp Cleaning Pad & Refill Video Tutorial

So what do you think? I think it’s a great add on to our Simply Shammy and Stampin’ Scrub cleaning options. Our Stamp Cleaning Pad (147047) is a great deal at just $7.50. You’ll make to make sure you order the Refill (149661) when you order your pad so that you don’t have to worry about running out of this great cleaning option.

Today is the Last Day to Get your FREE Class Kit when you place a qualifying Order with me

Click HERE for the full details or contact me by email at StampwithJini@gmail.com

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code WX4Y4NHB Place a qualifying order with me and use this host code get a FREE Daisy Lane Note Card & Box Class!

It’s back – Storage by Stampin’ Up!

I’m so excited to have our Storage by Stampin’ Up! back and available to order. I really love the pieces I already have and am excited to be able to build on them.

Our new storage is modular, so it gives us tons of options to individualize it to our crafting space and needs. And we can build it as our budget allows – which is a win, win!

If you haven’t already seen the individual pieces you’ll want to.

And great news in playing with my storage pieces I’ve customized mine with an simple additional step to make things even easier for me.

Now with a quick look I I can things back in their place – After all I love to organize things, as you know. And today I’m sharing it with you – So here is what I’ve come up with.

Can you see what I’ve added? I like to have things put back in their place and visually see what I’ve left laying out on my desk – and laying around my creative space. I seem to be a “messy” creative person. Sound familiar? I think that is a lot of us. LOL!

It’s simple I’ve simply added a piece of card stock and one of my organizational labels to the bottom of my Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays! Super simple, right? And now anyone can put things where they belong with a quick glance!

And I’ve done the same thing to my Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays so that as I build my collection I can put them right back in their spots!

Because these trays come apart this process is a easy one. And when you want to change the labeling system it will be easy too. Simply take them apart and replace the card stock colors as needed.

Want to do this too? Here are the measurements for you-

Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays

• Cut each piece of card stock to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

• Then add one of my Annual Catalog File Drawer Labels that you can find and print HERE that I shared with you earlier.

• Add a bit of Snail or a Mini Glue Dot to each piece of Card Stock and adhere to the shelf.

Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays

• Cut each piece of card stock to 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (perfect for those strips we have left over)

• Add a bit of Snail or Mini Glue Dot to each piece of Card stock and adhere to the slot

Yep! it’s that simple – and not only will you know exactly where your supplies go, you’ll also have a beautiful array of colors showing in those spots that are empty while you are crafting too!

Now the hard part – deciding how I want to stack them! Oh, wait there is no stress about that, since I can move them around as I play with my crafting items until I’m happy! LOVE IT!!!

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code USMDCHP3 Place an order with me and use this host code get a FREE Gift from me – 2019 In Color Swatches!

If your Online order is $150 or more make sure not to use the host code so that you can take advantage of the Host Benefits yourself – No worries, I’ll still send you your free gift.

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code If you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to contact you (If you chose no contact in the past you’ll need to call 1-800-Stamp Up to have them change your profile for you.)

The Holiday Catalog is right around the corner and I won’t be able to mail you one if you have chosen no contact.

Have you got yours reserved?

This is the last call for this years 2019 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Share & Design tool options – invoices will begin going out this weekend. So why not make sure to reserve yours today and guarantee your spot?

You’ve got 2 great Designer Series Paper Options for the NEW 2019 Annual Catalog!

These 2 options are being done with a Prepaid Reservation period – I can’t guarantee there will be more spots after the June 2nd deadline.   This post has a lot of info in it so make sure to read all the way to the bottom.

And of course I’m happy to answer any questions about this option I’m offering.

Option 1: NEW Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Book

It’s back – you seemed to enjoy this option when we offered it for the Occasions Catalog and so my friend Anna and I are offering this option again for you to see all the Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Annual Catalog AND have a way to quickly see the coordinating Card Stock of each Designer Series Paper pack too! No more hunting through stacks of paper since everything is in one place. And now you can get one too!

What do you get?

  • Each set contains 12 Swatch Books: Contains 9 Designer Series Paper and 3 Specialty Designer Series Paper Swatch Books
  • Measures 2 3/4″ x 6″
  • Books contain a piece of each Designer Series Paper staggered at 1/4″ for easy flipping. The shortest piece of Designer Series paper is 4 3/4″ long.
  • Each swatch book contains all of the coordinating Card Stock listed for the pack of Designer Series Paper.
  • Each swatch book is labeled with the name of the Designer Series Paper, Item number and a list of the coordinating card stock colors included in the Designer Series Paper as per the Annual Catalog.
  • Each Designer Series Paper Swatch Book is assembled with a post for easy turning.
  • I’ll need payment by the end of the day June 2nd if you would like to participate and get yours as soon as possible after the catalog launches.

Want to see them in action? Check out my quick Video

(from my Occasions Catalog Swatch Books, you get the idea)

Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books:

Wondering why you need one?

  • It’s perfect as a reference guide for Designer Series Paper while you create your projects since everything is in one place.
  • A post at the bottom so you can easily fan out the Designer Series Paper and Card Stock and see things for designing.
  • The staggered Designer Series Papers make it easy for you to flip though the colors and patterns and see the coordinating card stock with each piece.
  • Just 2 3/4″ x 6″ – it’s small enough to sit on your desk and not get in the way
  • Labels to tell you Designer Series Paper Name, item number, and the coordinating colors of card stock. (So, you can order more of your favorite paper easily)
  • If you are a demonstrator this is an easy, affordable, portable way to carry samples of ALL the Designer Series Paper with you to show at your parties

Cost: $30 (plus $7.35 shipping)

Hear what others are saying about this Design Tool

Received my swatch books, and I love them! Love the design with adding the cardstock. Great idea! And I like how you can swivel them.

Nancy C

I really enjoyed the one I ordered for the Occasions catalog.

Robin

Love the idea of seeing the cardstock colors with the dsp in one place. 

Debra

Option 2: Designer Series Paper Share

What will I get?  This Share includes the following:


This share includes 69 sheets of Annual Designer & Specialty Paper here is the break down

  • Woven Threads, Magnolia Lane, Garden Lane, Follow Your Art, Bird Ballard, Dinoroar, Perennial Essence, See a Silhouette, and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper: 6 x 12 of 6 double sided patterns from each pack
  • Mosaic Mood and Pressed Petal Specialty Designer Series Papers: 6 x 12 of 6 double sided patterns from each pack
  • Nobel Peacock Specialty Designer Series Papers: 6×12 of 3 single sided patterns

This is like our own little Paper Stack and it is a cost-effective way to “get it all”.

Cost $40 for each share

Designer Series Paper Add On Option: 6×6 Color Collection

Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, 2018 In Color and 2019 In Color Paper Stacks

What will I get?  This Share includes the following:

This share includes 100 sheets of 6×6 of 2 double sided patterns from each stack

Cost $35 for each share

I Want It All Designer Series Paper Collection Option:

Includes both the 6×12 Designer Series Paper Share AND 6×6 Color Collection Shares

This share includes 69 sheets of 6×12 Annual Designer & Specialty Paper, plus 100 sheets of 6×6 Designer Series Paper

Cost $75

You are welcome to get more than one share; spots are not held until payment is received.

Postage is $7.65, due to the flat rate legal envelope size and the 6×12 Designer Series Paper. Please include your address that you’d like your package sent to.

Fine print:

There are 8 spots for each share; I’ll do as many shares as there is interest and will order the share as soon as all the spots are filled. Once the share is filled, I will send you a PayPal (These will start around May 26th). Payments must be received by end of the day June 2nd.

Design Tool & DSP Swatch Book and Paper Share – Or both!

How to Reserve yours?

You’ll need to email me (StampwithJini@gmail.com) or call me (706 754-7124) to hold your spot ASAP, since there isn’t a lot of time before I need to place the order on June 3rd so you get yours as soon as possible after the catalog goes live.

EMAIL me directly at StampwithJini@gmail.com with your information listed below to save your spot in the share: (Note: For multiple shares and/or swatch books – contact me for a shipping quote…a Flat Rate packaging can hold quite a bit).

Please include the following information in your email:

1.  Full Name

2.  Mailing Address (US only)

3.  Indicate how many Paper Shares and/or Design Tool & DSP Swatch Book sets you would like to reserve

4.  Email for PayPal invoicing

When your shares/swatch book order fills, I will email a PayPal invoice for payment process (around May 26th).  I will then place my order with Stampin’ Up! once payment is received for the shares/swatch book.

PayPal is easy — and a PayPal account is not required to make your payment.  Just an email address and credit/debit card.  When you receive your PayPal invoice by email, you can choose to pay using your PayPal funds or by a credit/debit card.  Simply follow their instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you. It should be simple!

And of course, if you live locally – just let me know if you prefer to pick up your items rather than pay for the shipping and I’ll invoice you accordingly.

NOTE:  The first share/swatch books if placed on June 4th can be expected in about 2 weeks after I place the order. Here is how my paper shares/swatch books work… first I save your spot and collect your payment, then I place the order, receive the order, cut and package the paper, package up your swatch book/share for mailing and then take them to the Post Office to ship.

As always – Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tips for Cleaning your Simply Shammy

Does you shammy look like this?

This is a photo of my Simply Shammy after an event. tons of ink on it and it needs a good cleaning. I rinsed it in the sink to start with and got a lot of ink out of it, but still I felt it needed a better cleaning. So I jumped in and threw it in my dishwasher. Yes, you head me correctly. The color faded, I guess from the additive (I’m guessing) in the soap which didn’t bother me. However, while this worked I had stood it up on the top rack and it left little “dents” in my Simply Shammy where it rested on the bottom that have never come out. This did not make me happy.

You can see it here on the right side of the Simply Shammy.

So I figured I’d try the washer with my towels (and even my sheets lately in a pinch). I know what you’re thinking. It will stain my towels, right? I didn’t find that to be the case at all. But if you are still a little hesitant why not throw it in with something dark?

And this process worked even with the hot water I use for my towels and it didn’t leave marks or make the Simply Shammy fade either which made me happy. I’ve even missed one and dried it with the towels, it didn’t seem to hurt it but I try not to do that.

Love it! They are Clean & Fresh and ready to go for the next event!

So if your Simply Shammy is getting a bit grungy why not give it a try?

I really love these things and have multiples that I keep in a “carrying” case so I can take it with me and it stays moist when I’m stamping – If you haven’t seen my post and download for it you can check it out HERE.

Remember to allow yours to dry when not in use and simply wet again when you need it. Here in Georgia it is pretty humid so they can get kind of gross if you don’t.

Supplies:

Accessories: Simply Shammy (147042) and Standard Stamp Case (119105)

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2019 Annual Catalog Paper Share and Design Tool & Swatch Book

   

You’ve got 2 great Designer Series Paper Options for the NEW 2019 Annual Catalog!

If you love Stampin’ Up! like I do – let me share our Designer Series Paper with you. If you were to purchase all of the Designer Series Paper by yourself it would be a lot more, but by joining my share you’ll be joining other paper crafters to get a taste of all the papers at a fraction of the cost. And who doesn’t love that? The share price is based on the price listed in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Annual Catalog.

These 2 options are being done with a Prepaid Reservation period – I can’t guarantee there will be more spots after the June 2nd deadline.   This post has a lot of info in it so make sure to read all the way to the bottom.

And of course I’m happy to answer any questions about this option I’m offering.

Option 1: Designer Series Paper Share

What will I get?  This Share includes the following:


This share includes 69 sheets of Annual Designer & Specialty Paper here is the break down

  • Woven Threads, Magnolia Lane, Garden Lane, Follow Your Art, Bird Ballard, Dinoroar, Perennial Essence, See a Silhouette, and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper: 6 x 12 of 6 double sided patterns from each pack
  • Mosaic Mood and Pressed Petal Specialty Designer Series Papers: 6 x 12 of 6 double sided patterns from each pack
  • Nobel Peacock Specialty Designer Series Papers: 6×12 of 3 single sided patterns

This is like our own little Paper Stack and it is a cost-effective way to “get it all”.

Cost $40 for each share

Designer Series Paper Add On Option: 6×6 Color Collection

Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, 2018 In Color and 2019 In Color Paper Stacks

What will I get?  This Share includes the following:

This share includes 100 sheets of 6×6 of 2 double sided patterns from each stack

Cost $35 for each share

I Want It All Designer Series Paper Collection Option:

Includes both the 6×12 Designer Series Paper Share AND 6×6 Color Collection Shares

This share includes 69 sheets of 6×12 Annual Designer & Specialty Paper, plus 100 sheets of 6×6 Designer Series Paper

Cost $75

You are welcome to get more than one share; spots are not held until payment is received.

Postage is $7.65, due to the flat rate legal envelope size and the 6×12 Designer Series Paper. Please include your address that you’d like your package sent to.

Fine print:

There are 8 spots for each share; I’ll do as many shares as there is interest and will order the share as soon as all the spots are filled. Once the share is filled, I will send you a PayPal (These will start around May 26th). Payments must be received by end of the day June 2nd.

Option 2: NEW Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Book

It’s back – you seemed to enjoy this option when we offered it for the Occasions Catalog and so my friend Anna and I are offering this option again for you to see all the Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Annual Catalog AND have a way to quickly see the coordinating Card Stock of each Designer Series Paper pack too! No more hunting through stacks of paper since everything is in one place. And now you can get one too!

What do you get?

  • Each set contains 12 Swatch Books: Contains 9 Designer Series Paper and 3 Specialty Designer Series Paper Swatch Books
  • Measures 2 3/4″ x 6″
  • Books contain a piece of each Designer Series Paper staggered at 1/4″ for easy flipping. The shortest piece of Designer Series paper is 4 3/4″ long.
  • Each swatch book contains all of the coordinating Card Stock listed for the pack of Designer Series Paper.
  • Each swatch book is labeled with the name of the Designer Series Paper, Item number and a list of the coordinating card stock colors included in the Designer Series Paper as per the Annual Catalog.
  • Each Designer Series Paper Swatch Book is assembled with a post for easy turning.
  • I’ll need payment by the end of the day June 2nd if you would like to participate and get yours as soon as possible after the catalog launches.

Want to see them in action? Check out my quick Video

(from my Occasions Catalog Swatch Books)

Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books:

Wondering why you need one?

  • It’s perfect as a reference guide for Designer Series Paper while you create your projects since everything is in one place.
  • A post at the bottom so you can easily fan out the Designer Series Paper and Card Stock and see things for designing.
  • The staggered Designer Series Papers make it easy for you to flip though the colors and patterns and see the coordinating card stock with each piece.
  • Just 2 3/4″ x 6″ – it’s small enough to sit on your desk and not get in the way
  • Labels to tell you Designer Series Paper Name, item number, and the coordinating colors of card stock. (So, you can order more of your favorite paper easily)
  • If you are a demonstrator this is an easy, affordable, portable way to carry samples of ALL the Designer Series Paper with you to show at your parties

Cost: $30 (plus $7.35 shipping)

How to Reserve yours?

You’ll need to email me (StampwithJini@gmail.com) or call me (706 754-7124) to hold your spot ASAP, since there isn’t a lot of time before I need to place the order on June 3rd so you get yours as soon as possible after the catalog goes live.

EMAIL me directly at StampwithJini@gmail.com with your information listed below to save your spot in the share: (Note: For multiple shares and/or swatch books – contact me for a shipping quote…a Flat Rate packaging can hold quite a bit).

Please include the following information in your email:

1.  Full Name

2.  Mailing Address (US only)

3.  Indicate how many Paper Shares and/or Design Tool & DSP Swatch Book sets you would like to reserve

4.  Email for PayPal invoicing

When your shares/swatch book order fills, I will email a PayPal invoice for payment process (around May 26th).  I will then place my order with Stampin’ Up! once payment is received for the shares/swatch book.

PayPal is easy — and a PayPal account is not required to make your payment.  Just an email address and credit/debit card.  When you receive your PayPal invoice by email, you can choose to pay using your PayPal funds or by a credit/debit card.  Simply follow their instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you. It should be simple!

And of course, if you live locally – just let me know if you prefer to pick up your items rather than pay for the shipping and I’ll invoice you accordingly.

NOTE:  The first share/swatch books if placed on June 4th can be expected in about 2 weeks after I place the order. Here is how my paper shares/swatch books work… first I save your spot and collect your payment, then I place the order, receive the order, cut and package the paper, package up your swatch book/share for mailing and then take them to the Post Office to ship.

As always – Please let me know if you have any questions.

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code DM7FF6T9

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code If you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to contact you (If you chose no contact in the past you’ll need to call 1-800-Stamp Up to have them change your profile for you.)

The Annual Catalog is right around the corner and I won’t be able to mail you one if you have chosen no contact.

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A Tisket a Tasket a Highland Heather Basket

Today’s project is my take on a quick and easy basket. AND it’s perfect for spring, especially since it uses our lovely Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper!

I made this basket with a moving handle so it is more like a picnic basket than an Easter basket. Don’t you love the little bit of lace on the handle? I made this with our Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and it was so easy to do with just a small strip of Whisper White card stock.

Want to whip some of these up too? They are a nice size so add a little shredded paper and treat and you’re set to go. You can make a ton of these with just one stack of Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and it comes in a variety of spring like colors so they are perfect for giving to others!

Here is my a video tutorial and PDF for you –

Gingham Gala Basket Video Tutorial

Gingham Gala Basket Tutorial PDF

I hope you’ll enjoy making these cute little baskets too.

On a personal note I thought that I’d finally share the home improvement project that I was working on with you. I mentioned it a couple of weeks ago and then realized last night that I’d taken the pictures but didn’t share them. Sigh. Some days… lol Can you relate?

Any how here is what was keeping me busy – I still have a couple of finishing touch of things I need to do, but it’s all good.

I had a great time watching my son work on and build the cabinets and then watching the kitchen come together after dreaming about it for so long. I’m bias, but I think my son has done a great job. It turned out beautifully and I really like the look of the hickory. Johnathan did a beautiful job of choosing the grains so they look nice. I love doing projects like this together – great family time and memories being created in addition to a functional end result. You’ll get to see it yourself the next time to come to class, since this space is for our use and will make things easier than the old temporary kitchen set up.


Supplies:

Paper: Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554), Highland Heather (146986), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Clear Faceted Gems (144142), Metallic Brads (146929), Daisy Punch (143713), Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721), 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869), 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch (134365), and Simply Scored Scoring Board (122334)

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Celebrating 10 Years & More

Wow, I’m celebrating my 10 year Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator this month and boy the time has flown. Like most demonstrators I joined for the 20% discount so I could get more of the products I love.

So I never thought I’d also be Celebrating my 10 Year Anniversary AND a personal sales goal of $100,000 – that’s a lot of stamps, ink, and card stock! What a journey it has been from wanting that initial kit and discount to hitting this personal sales goal!

I didn’t intend to do classes or parties – and look where I am 10 years later with the initial small push of my good friend Debbie to teach her and some friends how to make Easter Treats!

Whew! I never dreamed it would lead to so many wonderful friendships, getting to know so many great crafters, and even attending Stampin’ Up! events like Center Stage at Disney’s Epcot last November. In addition I’ve grown and learned so many new things; blogging, YouTube, things that weren’t in my vocabulary 10 years ago when I just wanted to create cards and gifts for family and friends.

So THANK YOU!  I have so many to thank. . . my family for their patience and for never complaining (at least not much) about my crazy schedule and long work weeks… my amazing, stampers and customers for finding me and stamping with me . . . my wonderful team members, The Blue Mountain Stampers, who share and inspire me in so many ways . . . my adopted upline, Kathleen Innes for taking me under your wing, challenging me, and having faith in me while answering all those questions when I was a newbie and starting my first blog. My adopted SINKS sisters and their leader Susan Barron for encouraging me along the way and opening up next experiences for me . . . and Stampin’ Up! for giving me the confidence in myself and a chance to grow and share. And YOU!

And since I couldn’t do what I love with out you… I wanted to give a little something to those that placed orders the day I hit my $100,000 sales goal – These little sets of exclusive Stampin’ Up! notebooks will be going to Mary and Pat, as a small token of my appreciation.

I also want to share my 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and with YOU!

So what is happening starting today?

Anyone who places an order will receive a GIFT from me!

Please Use Hostess Code: 44SNJGKN

I’ll include a special hand stamped card (that I’ve designed in your package) along with the following:

• Receive 10 hand stamped cards with any order and a package of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals with any $35 order

• Get an ADDITIONAL FREE package of Share What You Love Artisan Pearls with any $60 order! (You’ll also get to choose your FREE Sale-a-bration item!)

*Get an ADDITIONAL FREE roll of 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon with any $100 order!! (I’ll send Whisper White unless you email me your choice of color the day of your order. Choose from Calypso Coral, Fresh Fig or Old Olive). In addition you’ll get to choose 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!

*If you place an order over $150 or more please DO NOT use the Hostess Code!  You will still get my FREE goodies for my Anniversary Celebration in addition to the $15 (or more!) FREE product in Host Benefits and your 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items when you checkout!!

I will be sending out your free gifts by April 10th by mail; or as soon as the order comes in and I can package things up for you!

Fine Print: When you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to contact you Or I won’t be able to send you your GIFTS (If you chose no contact in the past you’ll need to call 1-800-Stamp Up to have them change your profile for you.)

This Celebration Offer will continue for the next 10 days – (one day for each year I’ve been a demonstrator) and will end on Friday, March 22nd.

It’s my way of saying thank you for your choosing me as a Demonstrator. I truly appreciate you and value the opportunity of sharing what I love with you!

I want to continue growing and sharing my love of stamping – So if you have never stamped with me and live locally I want to invite you to join me at my monthly card class this month (Thursday, March 28th) as my guest. You’ll want to RSVP so I know to have enough supplies for everyone. CLICK HERE to see my Calendar of Events. I’m hoping that you too may find the joy of creating and the blessing others with your creativity.

Already a current customer? Bring a friend and get a FREE gift from me

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The Annual Catalog is right around the corner and I won’t be able to mail you one if you have chosen no contact.

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Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book & More

Today’s project is one that we did as last Weekend’s Peak Princess event. What is that you ask? This event is a special one for those on my team who qualify for it. It’s an afternoon of pampering – filled with games, prizes, and a special project and best of all time together.

Want to see some photos? This first one is of the class room, ready to go – the little skinny notepads that I shared with you yesterday are at everyone’s seats.

And of course there has to be some goodies, right?

One of the dishes I served was a delicious Black Bean Salsa that Sara Douglas shared with us on her face book page, sorry I can’t find it again to link it for you. She gave approximate measurements since she doesn’t measure the chopped ingredients – so I’m giving you what I did below. You can tweak it to fit your tastes.

Black Bean Salsa

Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO

2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cans of corn, drained and rinsed

1 bunch green onion, chopped

½ purple onion, chopped

1-2 cups red, orange, yellow and green peppers, chopped

Cilantro, leaves pulled and chopped

2 tsp olive oil

2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

2 tsp. Lime juice

¼ tsp. Garlic powder, salt and pepper (to taste)

Mix and serve. This makes a big bowl, the picture below is just half of what it made. So if you want the recipe can be cut in half.

Serve with corn chips – I used blue ones.


We played bingo – my daughter was home on break so she called Bingo for us (She thought it would be great practice for her upcoming band fundraiser too. Yes, believe it or not she is a Band Director. This is her second year of teaching now!)

Here are just a couple of the prize winners – we played 5 games

And of course we crafted together

And this February’s project was such a hit I thought I’d share it with you today in case you’d like to make some too. It’s a book that holds your cards – it includes a perpetual calendar for you too. It’s a great item that I’ve been using myself for years!

I really love the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and it’s beautiful pearl finish that some of the sheets have so I started there. I think the fact that this Designer Series Paper is a bit heavier will help it hold up for years to come.

Here is the video I did for you.

Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book Video Tutorial

I’ve also created a pdf for you with the step by step directions and supply list.

Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book PDF

And here is the link for the Calendar pages for you. I simply printed them off onto Whisper White card stock.

Perpetual Calendar Pages PDF

I think these are going to make great gifts, so I’ll be getting a few more packages of this DSP so I can start my holiday gifts now and earn FREE Sale-a-bration items too! This pack of Designer Series Paper has 24 sheets in it so you can make several per pack of DSP and then use the extra sheets to create cards to go with the book!

Love the project but don’t have a binding machine? That’s not a problem – check with your local Office Supply Store. They normally can bind things for you or allow you to use their machine when you purchase the combs from them.

Enjoy!

And if you think this might be something you may enjoy – why not consider joining my team? It’s a great time to join with the fantastic kit option and right now you have the ability to get the NEW coordinating products for Sale-a-bration (March promotion) in your starter kit too! Click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers and joining today!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Letters for You (141968)

Inks: Tranquil Tide Classic Ink (147146/144091)

Paper: Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926), Basic Black (121045), Pear Pizzazz (131201), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927), Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (148532), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006), and Bone Folder (102300)

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