It’s a Party…but only for a Limited Time!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. It’s because Online Extravaganza is here! During this promotion, there will be exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

The first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets below will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza. Because of the limited time urgency of this sale, this is a great opportunity for you to stock up on awesome stamps! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Download and print the list HERE

24-HOUR SALE November 20th only!

Don’t delay and place your orders in my online store. If your order is less than $150 please use Hostess Code SRZEUK3B. Orders $150 or more qualify for Stampn’ Rewards. You can also contact me to place your order, but don’t delay because some products will sell out fast!

  Exclusive Deals! November 20-26 

Items offered are based on inventory, don’t delay. Paper Pumpkin items only available while supplies last.

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STAMPARATUS Reservation Starts TODAY!

Click on the image above to Sign In or Create an account and RESERVE your STAMPARATUS today! The first reservation window will start today and end on November 30th. See the table below for more details.

RESERVATION WINDOWS AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

Click on the Stamparatus Reservation Tutorial for details on how to reserve yours.

Please note that a credit card will be required but it will not be charged until it ships. Since the first reservation window will ship on February 1st you can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards!

Don’t delay and miss out, reserve your STAMPARAUS.

 

Stamparatus is Here!

After a very long wait, we finally can announce that the Stamparatus is here!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00

Being part of the Leader 2 Leader group I am fortunate to be one of the first demonstrators to get a Stamparatus in my hands! I will also be taking reservations for orders. Below is a Customer Q&A on how to reserve your Stamparatus. As always, contact me with any questions, but don’t delay and get in line and reserve your Stamparatus!

Click HERE for Q&A.  You can always contact me for ordering, I will also post a link to order directly from my online store.

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
RESERVATION WINDOWS AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

Wedding Wood Coordination!

My sister asked me to make a wedding card to coordinate with a wedding invitation she received.  I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to use the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Pack (144177) I love so much.

Here’s a photo of the invitation…

And here’s the wedding card I made…


A look with the flaps open

The lighting makes the inside flaps look different but they both match the middle wood texture.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the back of the card before giving it to my sister. I added a pocket for a notecard where she wrote a little note and added a gift card.

Product List

Lace Doilies

RETIRED Lace Doilies
[142793]

7/8" Circle Scallop Punch

RETIRED 7/8″ Circle Scallop Punch
[129404]

Blends Are Coming!

Stampin’ Blends are coming and you can order your Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers in just a couple of days. They go on sale on November 1st! Take a look at the videos below to learn how to use them and see how amazing they are. They can really make your stamped images pop!

Note:

Remember the Color Me Happy Kit is available while supplies last and they will sell out quickly so contact me and place your order soon!

Wine Blending, Oh What Fun!

Chateau Ste. Michelle

While visiting the picturesque state of Washington one of the best things to do is visit their wineries. My friend Christy was able to secure a Blending Experience for Nicole and I at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, WA . We had a chance to be a winemaker for a day! We created our own red wine blend while discovering different varietals and their attributes!

Before we started blending wines we got to taste a few.

I got to taste a few wines and make my own blend and create my own wine label. They even keep the recipe so if I want to order another bottle they will blend it and ship it to me!

          

   

My very own unique blend!

Pike Place Market Fun

One of the most famous neon signs in the US

During my Seattle visit my daughter Nicole and I visited Pike Place Market where I learned that locals do not appreciate it when we call it Pike’s Market (who knew). During our morning food tour Nicole and I learned quite a lot from our guide Patrick Savor Seattle Food Tours did you know:
Pike Place Market Historical District Boundaries:
9 acres, stretching from mid-block south of Pike Street, northward to Virginia Street (4 blocks north), and Western to First Avenues.
Farmers:
About 85 local farmers sell dozens of different crops/farm products. Most farms are in the Puget Sound region; some come from Eastern Washington. In recent years, almost half the farmers have been from Laos or Cambodia in Southeast Asia. Some are from Mexico, too.
Craftspeople:
About 225 local artists sell their handmade crafts and artwork each year. The Market’s crafts community offers one of the largest selections of arts and crafts in the Northwest.
Residents:
About 500 people live in the Market in 400 apartments. It is a mixed-income neighborhood, with units for the many low-income, elderly or disabled, and market-rate apartments and condos for those with higher incomes.
Vendors:
About 240 small (“mom-and-pop”) businesses comprise the Market Historical District. There are 24 buildings in the nine-acre area. About 70 businesses are restaurants or food takeout stalls. Food is central to the Market’s economy, but there are shops that sell artwork, toys, herbal medicine, collectibles and books. There are services like barbershops, an acupuncturist and tattoo artists, too. There’s a hotel and a theater.
Landlord:
The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), a public, not-for-profit corporation chartered by the City of Seattle in 1973. The PDA manages about 85% of the historical district’s properties.
Daily Operations:
About 100 janitorial, security, maintenance, administrative and office employees work at the PDA. Some janitorial and security staff work during the night to help prepare the Market for the next business day. Hours of the Market are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Individual business hours may vary. Many, like bakeries, fish and vegetable stalls, open earlier, while some restaurants stay open late.
Social Services:
The Market is home to a senior center, medical clinic, child care center, food bank and an assisted-care facility for elders. The Market Foundation is an organization that raises money to help pay operating costs for these services. The social services serve all people regardless of ability to pay.
Languages:
Over a dozen are spoken and written, including Spanish, Chinese, Hmong, Vietnamese, Hindi, Tagalog, Turkish, Russian, German, Japanese, French, Arabic.
Shoppers:
Up to 10 million annually; between 20,000 and 40,000 daily.
Annual Sales for the Market Historical District:
Over $150 million in goods and services each year.
Oldest Market Business:
Virginia Inn, a restaurant at First Avenue and Virginia Street. It started in 1903 before the Market opened in 1907.
Largest Commercial Business:
Market Theater (home of Unexpected Productions), almost 6,000 square feet. It’s located at the Gum Wall in lower Post Alley.
Smallest Commercial Business:
La Vaca Burrito Express, 60 square feet. It’s located on First Avenue.

I just love the Rose Kale, beautiful.

One of the Pike Place Market proformers

There are two huge piggy banks in the market which supports the Pike Place Market Foundation

Lovely street proformer

My daughter Nicole at Pike Place Market Starbucks, the original Starbucks.

Pike Place Market Community Garden

Oh my Chihuly!

My daughter Nicole will be celebrating her 30th birthday this week. My gift to her was a mother-daughter trip to Seattle, WA. We arrived yesterday and we’re in love with Seattle, the weather, the views, the people! We didn’t waste any time and started walking around downtown after we settled into our hotel. We made it to the Space Needle which had impressive and breathtaking views. Our next stop was the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit and all I can say is Oh My Chihuly! The colors, the light in the colors, everything! I’m sharing a few of the many photos I took in the Glass Garden.

View of the Space Needle from the Chihuly Glass Garden

Chandelier Walkway

I feel so inspired to color!

This morning we went on a Food Tour at Pike Market Place and savored many delicious bites. I’ll share some more in my next post.

Winter Shadow Box -1st Round

Yesterday I had 10 wonderful stampers at my house for the first round of the Winter Shadow Box Class. They all had a great time and made these lovely Shadow Boxes that my friend Debra LaFountain and I designed.

Our second class for this Shadow Box will be Sunday, November 12th at 1:00pm. If you’re local and missed this one you can register for the November 12th class by clicking on this link HERE.

Kelly and Amelia

Sylvia and Darcy

Sheila, Debbie and Barb

Pat

Carmen

Arlene

These are easy and fun to make, we do all the prep work for you! They are great gifts, make one for you and one to give away!

2017 Winter Shadow Box

Shake It Up for Christmas

Paper Pumpkin made it easy for you to get ‘er done with October’s Pining for Plaid kit—which will arrive on your doorstep in plenty of time for assembling and holiday giving. The cards are a snap to put together; plus, you’ll get an immediate dose of the Christmas spirit as you enjoy this kit’s rustic pine trees, shimmering “snowflakes,” and merry greetings.