Jun 18, 2016

NEW 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog

Hello my crafty peeps!

I am back from my month long holiday in the UK, still feeling some jet-lag but also looking forward to some crafting with all the new products from the 2016 - 2017 Annual catalog!

The NEW 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog has arrived!!  (I know I am a couple weeks behind) It’s filled with loads of fun new products for card-making, scrap-booking and gift packaging as well as lots of ideas to get your creative juices flowing! Go ahead, take a look inside. I guarantee you’ll like what you see!
2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog

Have a Big Wish List?

You don’t have to host a party to get Stampin’ Rewards!  If you place a $200+ order, you’ll get to pick FREE stuff!  Pick from the exclusive Hostess stamp sets shown on pages 198-201 or pick anything from the catalog.  Plus in the month of June get $35 EXTRA in Stampin’ Rewards with a $350+ order. Shop Now!

Want it ALL?

For just $125 you get to pick $155 worth of stamping supplies in your starter kit, plus you’ll get a 20% discount on ALL your orders! Super deal if your wish list is a mile long. JUNE SPECIAL: Pick 2 FREE Stamp Sets with your Starter Kit!  Order your starter kit now at Jointhefun/Starterkit
Want your own Catalog?
Sure you can look at it online, but there’s nothing like flipping through a real copy of the catalog.  If you would like to receive your very own hard copy you can request one here.
P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!


Jun 17, 2016

Baby on the way

Hello my crafty peeps! 

I have baby's on the brain since my step-sister announced she was expecting a little girl.  
Besides shopping at Harrods and a few other places in London I knew I wanted to make this card.
It's not Stampin' Up! But I did use their paper etc.  This is a Lawn Fawn set called "Loads of Fun" and "A little bundle" with matching dies.

I watched their video on making the shaker card and Loved it! So here is my version:
Hope you like it.

 Another card I made using Stampin' Up! "Made with Love" stamp set...

Hope you like them.... Stay tuned for more projects.

Jun 3, 2016

Hello from Paddington!

Hello my crafty peeps!

We have been so busy doing life, that I have neglected blogging.  As many of you know I am over in England for a trip down memory lane and a family reunion.  I have finally met my 3rd cousin Jayne after about 15 yrs of off and on communication.  She is absolutely wonderful and besides opening her home to me and mum has been our tour guide in Devon and Kent.  

We have stayed in London as well by my Auntie Sally's for few days so we could check out Covent Gardens, Trafalgar, Buckingham Palace.  Today we are on the train from Paddington station to my Auntie Audrey's in Stourton on Severn, Worchestershire.  

I am missing my craftroom and playing with all the new and exciting products from the NEW catalog!
While wandering the streets of Lyme Regis I found a shop selling wooden dolly pins, I picked up 12 and hope to use for one of my ribbon shares. 

Another crafty find was Vintage Floral bunting that has pink embroidered letters, I chose to spell out cards and hang in my craftroom and use at craft fairs.  Each flag attaches with a small button.  I haven't taken a picture since they are buried in my suitcase but they are similar to this.

Well my train ride is almost over, time to say goodbye.  Will try to post again in the next week...
But did you know June is an fabulous month for you to host a party (home or catalog party)!! 
For each event a host has with $350 or more in sales, that host will receive $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.

ANY ORDER of $350 or more will get you the EXTRA $35 in hostess rewards- thats in ADDITION to the regular rewards!

Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can also be used to purchase Starter Kits, which are even better this month!

Want to get paid to party?

You can! Whether you’re into card-making, memory keeping, or owning a business that enables you to share creativity, we invite you to join Stampin’ Up! As a demonstrator, you’ll gather friends, explore your creativity, and sell amazing crafting products. Sounds great, right?

                           7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Being a Demonstrator

1. Be your own boss 
2. Enjoy 20–25% discounts
3. Earn 20–38% commissions
4. Get sneak peeks
5. Play with quality products
6. Have fun with friends
7. Make a difference with creativity

More Stamps Please!
Join in June and you’ll get to choose two free stamp sets to make your Starter Kit even better!
Your Starter Kit you pay $135 and pick $165 worth of products. We throw in some business supplies and free shipping!

Be part of something amazing!
What are you waiting for?
Getting started is the best part! All you do is get the Starter Kit. You’ll choose $165 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, and we’ll throw in some business supplies and free shipping. You’ll only pay $135! Want an even better deal? Ask your demonstrator about using Stampin’ Rewards to reduce the cost of your Starter Kit so you can join for less, or even FREE! You’ll love what this opportunity brings into your life, and trust us: seeing a customer’s face when they stamp for the first time is priceless.

Hugs, Karen

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