Life update

Hello everyone.

I just wanted to give you all a heads up about what is happening with me and Stampin’ Up.  First and foremost I want you all to know that I am and have been open for business during the chaos that is my life.  As you probably know there was a flood in my apartment Aug 24th.  This lead to all the contents of my apartment being moved to a big storage can on the driveway and I had to relocate my kitties to a foster home and I had to stay with family or friends while workers dried out my apartment and fixed up the place.  I was able to move back into my bedroom a few weeks ago (without the kitties) and try to live somewhat normally.  The apartment is still being worked on BUT the end is near.  The last thing that needs to be done now is the floors (which I am told will be finished on Friday).  That means, that I may be able to (as long as things go smoothly) move my possessions back in on Saturday.  Recently, I hurt my knee quite badly and have to enlist friends to help with the move but if all goes well the kitties can come home shortly after.

Some things had slipped in my regular activities, such as; my Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, and my email club.  Which I hope to remedy this week sometime.  It is hard for me to craft in chaos but I am really trying.  I want everyone to know that I am doing my best and I really do take my work at Stampin’ Up! really seriously.  Once things are settled I will be working to catch up on the things that fell behind and of course on my Christmas Crush series.

That being said, here are some things that will be happening here on the blog:

  1. Paper Pumpkin Alternatives for September
  2. A few emails for my Email club
  3.  The October Card kit video
  4. Regular Content for my blog and YouTube channel
  5. Christmas Crush Series (20 cards, 5 3D projects) every week day for a month

With all that has being going on, I feel that I have tried my best to keep up, and I really do appreciate your business.  So please, if you feel that you would like to order though me please click the “online store” button on the top of this blog and know that you are appreciated and I will work tirelessly for you as your demonstrator.

Ok, with all that being said October is a fun month to start getting ready for your Christmas season and Stampin’ Up! has made it easy for you.  There are several promotions going on and I want to share them with you here.

To give you more of what you love, during October and November we’re offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. Two coordinating kits means that 1) you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, 2) you will have more creative options, and 3) you can get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.

Click here to sign up  P A P E R  P U M P K I N

We didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but we are thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it’s a great time to offer your customers a chance to make their own cards to send to their family and friends.

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE!

Click here to go to my online store and shop now!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper.  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to get lots and lots of pretty paper.

Shop NOW!

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. To cover all the blending bases, we’re also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.

Now this promotion is for Demonstrators only and Stampin’ Up! has not given a release date for customers yet, but if you are interested in these markers you can sign up to be a demonstrator and purchase these markers as your kit.  Please consider this option and get your hands on these markers with no commitment to becoming a bonafide demonstrator.

Learn more…click here.  

 

That’s all I have for you today.  Again, I am trying my very best to keep you informed and to provide current information for you.  Thank you for your time and I hope you have a lovely Sunday.

Susanne

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Fabricate Friday – Nugget Holder

Hi there.  I hope you had a great week.  I have a really cute treat holder for you today.  I hope you like it.  Check it out.

Here are the links to what I have used on today’s project. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to the online store. If you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission as your demonstrator with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when shopping with me. Please do not hesitate to ask me a question as I am here to help you. 

The Details:

  • Cardstock sizing: 3″ x 7 1/2″
  • Long side scoring: 1 3/8, 1 7/8″ 3 1/4″ and 3 3/4″
  • Patterned Paper sizing:  2 3/4″ x 1 1/8″ and 2 3/4″  x 1 5/8″

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Wildcard Wednesday – Max’s card

Hello my friends.  I hope that you are having a great week.  While I was staying with my sister during the reconstruction of my apartment after the flood, both my niece and nephew were very interested in my goings on here on my blog and YouTube channel.  I invited them both to be a guest demonstrator and help me with the content I produce for inspiration for my customers and subscribers.  Last week was my niece helping me and this week it is my nephew.  I think they did a really good job and most of all they had fun.  They are both 15 and listen really well to instruction.  I didn’t have to help out very much at all.  Check out this masculine card that Max made.

Here are the links to what I have used on today’s project. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to the online store. If you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission as your demonstrator with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when shopping with me. Please do not hesitate to ask me a question as I am here to help you. 

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Monday Makes – Spotty Orange Blossom Card

Hello my friends.  Here is a simple card I created with the Orange Blossom Stamp set. I mention in the video that I was displaced out of my apartment and that was true when I recorded the video, however, I have since moved back into my place (without Kitties) and am living in one room among the workers from all the trades.  It’s a bit difficult and so weird but I am making it work.  Thank you for all your well wishing and prayers…I really appreciate all the warm fuzzies.  My subscribers and blog followers rock!  Makes all the work I do worth while.  🙂

Here are the links to what I have used on today’s project. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to the online store. If you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission as your demonstrator with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when shopping with me. Please do not hesitate to ask me a question as I am here to help you. 

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Fabricate Friday – Tea Box

Hello there.  It’s Friday and that means another 3D project for you.  This one is a gooder!  Hope you like it.  Check it out.

Here are the links to what I have used on today’s project. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to the online store. If you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission as your demonstrator with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when shopping with me. Please do not hesitate to ask me a question as I am here to help you. 

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper

Corrugated Elements

Coffee Cups Framelits Dies

Big Shot

Big Shot Magnetic Platform

Tabs For Everything Photopolymer Stamp Set

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

Simply Scored

Bone Folder

Paper Snips Scissors

Fast Fuse Adhesive

Linen Thread

Stampin' Dimensionals

Subtles Enamel Shapes

The Details:

  • Cardstock sizing for Box:  8″ x 3 3/4″
  • Long side scoring: 1 1/8″, 3 3/4″, 4 7/8″ and 7 1/2″.
  • Short side scoring: 3/4″
  • Patterned Paper sizing: (front and back) 2 3/8″ x 1 3/4″.

 

  • Cardstock sizing for Lid:   4 5/8″ x 3 1/4″
  • Scoring: score on all sides at 1″.
  • Patterned Paper sizing: Top:  1″ x 2 3/8″.  Front & Back 2 3/8″ 1 3/4″

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Wildcard Wednesday – Maggie’s Card

Hello there everyone.  I hope you are having a good week.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I have a great video to share with you today.  I had a little helper with me for this shoot.  My niece Maggie.  Next week I will have another helper so you’ll have to come back to see who it is.  Anyway, check out this design.  🙂

Here are the links to what I have used on today’s project. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to the online store. If you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission as your demonstrator with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when shopping with me. Please do not hesitate to ask me a question as I am here to help you. 

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Monday Makes – Another Cheers to the Years Card

OOOOooo, a new stamp set.  Lol, if you were following my  blog last week you saw me use the innies from the circles of the set but not the set itself.  Today however, I shall use the set in it’s traditional way.  Hope you like it.

Here are the links to what I have used on today’s project. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to the online store. If you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission as your demonstrator with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when shopping with me. Please do not hesitate to ask me a question as I am here to help you. 

 

Fabricate Friday – Patterned Paper Treat Pouch

Hello there my friends.  I was watching some videos a while back and came across this build from the lovely and talented Linda Parker (Papercraft with Crafty) and thought I would share a spin on it.  She used card stock in her version but I wanted to use my beautiful designer series paper to build it.  Hope you like the version I share.

Here are the links to what I have used on today’s project. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to the online store. If you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission as your demonstrator with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when shopping with me. Please do not hesitate to ask me a question as I am here to help you. 

The Details:

  • Patterned Paper sizing: 8 3/4″ by 4 1/2″
  • Long side scoring: 2 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 7″

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Wildcard Wednesday – Cheers to the Years

Oooo, a new stamp set!  What? I’m not even going to use it.  Nope, I have another idea.  Check out this card.

Here are the links to what I have used on today’s project. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to the online store. If you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission as your demonstrator with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when shopping with me. Please do not hesitate to ask me a question as I am here to help you. 

Monday Makes – Background Bits

Hello there.  I usually try not to use “hard to get” stamp sets but this one I couldn’t resist.  The hard to get means that you have to have a qualifying order in order to get this set.  However, for those of you who do have this set you may be interested in how versatile it is.  Check it out.

Here are the links to what I have used on today’s project. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to the online store. If you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission as your demonstrator with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when shopping with me. Please do not hesitate to ask me a question as I am here to help you.