Heart Happiness – Clean And Simple

Heart Happiness-Clean And Simple

Good Monday morning!  Yesterday was the BIG event on TV!  Did you watch the Super Bowl?  I watched because of the Patriots.  BUT, I really love to see what commercials will be broadcast.  Tell me how you choose to spend Super Bowl Sunday?

Don’t forget to scroll down to see another sample of this card redone with a different color scheme.


2018 Occasions Catalog

The Occasions Catalog products are amazing this year with a great selection of great stamps and accessories.   Since it is Sale A Bration time as well, don’t forget to purchase your catalog products and get a FREE Sale A Bration item in addition to your Stampin’ Up! goodies.

SALE-A-BRATION 2018

Sale-A-Bration 2018 runs January 3 through March 31!
It is THE BEST time of the Stampin’ Up! year for everyone –

  1. those that purchase product,
  2. those that host parties (or order over $250 worth of product),
  3. those that join Stampin’ Up!,
  4. and those who are already demonstrators!

Yep! Because everyone can earn fabulous free product!!


1.

Purchase products from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions Catalog and/or my ONLINE STORE and get awesome free products from the Sale A Bration Catalog and the second release of Sale A Bration Products!

  • For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Level 1 Sale A Bration Product.
  • For every $100 you spend (before tax and shipping), you can either get two FREE Level 1 Sale A Bration products OR you can get a FREE Level 2 Sale A Bration Product.

That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

2.

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more Stampin’ Rewards!

Don’t want to host, but want to order enough to get in on those extra Stampin’ Rewards?   You can certainly do that! AND then you can also choose at least FIVE Level 1 Sale A Bration products (or a combination of Level 1 and and  Level 2 products) for free for placing that $250 order!

You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward the Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

3.

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose two FREE stamp sets of your choice for your Starter Kit!

 

Did you know that your kit ships for FREE?!

4.

If you are already a demonstrator (or you get the great Starter Kit deal to become one), you can earn ALL OF THE ABOVE while also getting your discount. AND you can also earn free catalog products and Flex Points during the promotional period for other reasons. Be sure to login to the demonstrator side of the website to learn more.

Enjoy Sale-A-Bration. And contact me if you have any questions.

 

Product List

Heart Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set

$17.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.00

Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

Peekaboo Peach 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

$7.00

Petal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$35.00

2017-2019 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads

$27.50

 

Heart Happiness!

Heart Happiness!

One of the many things about this stamp set are the different hearts offered!  As you know, making cards is a passion, but I don’t like to make them too fussy.

 

Try this color combination!

My Tips:

  • I stamped “Love” in Archival Basic Black Ink.
  • Taking my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I doodled out from each end of the word “Love”.
  • Add a little Wink of Stella to the flower.  It is hard to see, but in real life, it really adds a sweet touch.

Now, YOU try it!

Product List

Heart Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set

$17.00

Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

$7.00

Fresh Fig 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker

$3.50

Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

$8.00

 

Shop With Me!

WANT TO EARN MY FREE BONUS GIFT THIS MONTH?   PLACE A PRODUCT ORDER OF $75 or more (before shipping and tax) in my ONLINE STORE!

BONUS GIFT! Deadline is Tuesday, Jan 30th

IMPORTANT to NOTE: My FREE bonus gifts are mailed separately from your order and will arrive mid-month following when it was earned.

  • $75 – $149.99 ORDER: ADD HOST CODE, VP9YBQRD for orders over $75 and under $150 (before tax and shipping). To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code!
  • $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE. You will automatically qualify for the free bonus gift! Grab your own Stampin’ Rewards.
    Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack for added savings.

Heartfelt Blooms

Heartfelt Blooms

Stampin’ Up’s! NEW Distinktive stamps lay down the ink at different opacities giving the finished look even more depth.  All you need to do is just ink the surface lightly for a perfect almost photographic appearance.

My Tips:

  • The fonts in this set are absolutely beautiful.  I used our NEW Tailored Tag Punch.  This punch is a wonderful addition to the punch family lineup.
  • No ribbon?  I quickly cut out a 3″ x 3/4″ strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the NEW Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Heartfelt Blooms is FREE when you shop and place an order with me totaling $50 (before shipping and tax) or more during Sale A Bration.

Shop With Me!

WANT TO EARN MY FREE BONUS GIFT THIS MONTH?   PLACE A PRODUCT ORDER OF $75 or more (before shipping and tax) in my ONLINE STORE!

BONUS GIFT! Deadline is Tuesday, Jan 30th

 

IMPORTANT to NOTE: My FREE bonus gifts are mailed separately from your order and will arrive mid-month following when it was earned.

  • $75 – $149.99 ORDER: ADD HOST CODE, VP9YBQRD for orders over $75 and under $150 (before tax and shipping). To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code!
  • $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE. You will automatically qualify for the free bonus gift! Grab your own Stampin’ Rewards.
    Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack for added savings.

Product List

Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

Tailored Tag Punch

$18.00

Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$8.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$0.00

Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins

$7.00

 

Watercolor Christmas

Watercolor Christmas

This is such an easy Christmas card to create!

Stampin’ Supplies;

  • Watercolor Christmas stamp set has three different sentiment offerings.   Anyone of them will work perfectly!
  • I heat embossed the Merriest Christmas Wishes sentiment with White Craft Ink and White Embossing Powder.
  • Add a little chalkboard technique by rubbing the black cardstock with some White Craft Ink and a sponge.

 

  • Make your cards simple by adding a coordinating piece of pretty paper.  I am not much of a fan of ribbon and will use it if necessary, however, I think this look is so pretty.
  • It is not shown, but with the Basic Black cardstock base, you MUST add a layer of Whisper White cardstock on the inside.

How to shop with me!

PLACE A PRODUCT ORDER OF $60 or more (before shipping and tax) in my ONLINE STORE!

WANT TO EARN MY FREE BONUS GIFT THIS MONTH?

BONUS GIFT!  Deadline is Friday, Nov 30th

IMPORTANT to NOTE:  My FREE bonus gifts are mailed separately from your order and will arrive mid-month (December) following when it was earned.

  • $75 – $149.99 ORDER:  ADD HOST CODE, YNEKQGZW for orders over $75 and under $150 (before tax and shipping). To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code!
  • $150+ ORDER:  PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  You will automatically qualify for the free bonus gift! Grab your own Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack for added savings.

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When The Unexpected Happens…

When The Unexpected Happens….

You may have noticed that I haven’t exactly been active in posting on my blog lately or even for that matter, sending out emails to all of you, who happen to pop in occasionally.

You may have wondered why…well now that the holidays have come and gone, I need to focus on something a little more important happening in my life.  Even though it was NOT expected, the time has come to share with you that I have breast cancer.

In October, I had a routine mammogram.  By November, I had a second mammogram and an ultrasound and just simply thought it was routine.  I should have known something was up when the radiologist made an appearance and did her own ultrasound and wouldn’t answer my questions.  She simply stated that I had two areas of concern in my left breast and that my doctor would be calling to set up a consultation with the breast surgeon.  WHAT!!!!  It was really all a blur as I left with tears in eyes to call my husband on my way back to work.

No sooner had I walked in the door at work, my primary doctor’s office called and said they recommended a doctor with the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.  Off to call and I immediately received an appointment for the following week.

Fast forward to the appointment.  As I sat in the room with my husband, in walked the most amazing and personable doctor I had ever met.  She was matter-a-fact, but gentle in her delivery.  She assured me that whatever the outcome, it was caught early enough and that she would schedule a breast biopsy the next week, just before Thanksgiving.

When I received the results of the biopsy after Thanksgiving, I guess I wasn’t surprised.   The team of doctors sat around and gave me my options and off we went to tell the kids, my Mom and family.  That was the hardest part of this.

I do know that over the next 8 weeks or so, I will be embarking on a new journey.  Mastectomy and reconstruction and in May/June, reduction of the other breast to even things up a bit.  Hopefully, if my lymph nodes are clear, no radiation or chemo will be needed.

I am not really a spiritual person and am handling this situation with LOTS of humor.  I was inspired to write this post after Carrie Fisher passed away the other day.  She once told an NPR reporter, “I think I do overshare,” Fisher says. “It’s my way of trying to understand myself. … It creates community when you talk about private things.”  I so agree.  I am an open book and hope that others who are going through this will understand that having breast cancer is a “community”.

So, off I go in two weeks for my surgery and as the end of the year approaches, I will have nothing but good cheer for the New Year and to bounce back to health.  Talk with you soon…and BTW, get your mammogram.

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