Monday, February 9, 2015

Chicks & Chocolate Event!

We had fun at the Chicks & Chocolate Event in January!  All the projects were cased from some very talented ladies:

Why recreate the wheel when there are so many super creative stampers out there?!  c.a.s.e.-ing (copy and share everything) allows us to spend more time stamping and less time thinking of what to stamp. :)  

Attending a stamp-a-stack or other event is even better!  Everything is all planned out and prepped for you.  All you do is sit down, stamp and enjoy! 

Another great way to enjoy stamping without even having to leave the comfort of your own home is to have the fun come to you via Paper Pumpkin! Every month a surprise is delivered right to your door!  Everything you need: stamps, ink, paper and accessories--all cut, measured and ready to create a sweet project!  Now through March 31st, take advantage of a special pre-paid three month Paper Pumpkin subscription for $54.95 (save $5) and receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! The ladies also made treat bags from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  Quick and easy and oh, so cute!

We also enjoyed a hot chocolate bar-different kinds of hot cocoa with a variety of toppings: mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, creme de mint andes, white chocolate chips, toffee chips, chocolate/marshmallow stir sticks... Chocolate pudding cake, chocolate covered wafers, assorted Dove chocolates...  Two of my favorite things: Stamping and chocolate! Shared with fabulous ladies!

Thank you for visiting!
Stampin' Smiles,

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

July Stamp-A-Stack

These are the cards we made at our July Stamp-A-Stack.  All of them were cased from very talented Stampin' Up demonstrators on the internet.
From upper left clockwise: 

  • Jen Arkfeld: Stamped several of the flowers from Flower Patch in Daffodil Delight and the leaves in Coastal Cabana, cut with coordinating dies and Big Shot, layered sentiment onto a piece of burlap trim die cut with the large scallop edgelit, background is Typeset DSP spritzed with  Bermuda Bay/alcohol solution using the Dots mask from Dots & Stripes.
  • Susan Gillespie: Stamped flowers from Hostess Set - Bloom with Hope in StazOn ink on watercolor paper
  • Jennifer Timko: No-line piercing technique, stamped flower on "back side" of watercolor paper with light ink, use Stampin’ Pierce Mat to protect your surface, use a straight pin to follow the lines of the stamped image, flip the image over and color using Aquapainter with Lost Lagoon/Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey inks, embossed panel by cutting out an oval with the Ovals Framelits, then embossing with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, distressed around the edges with Distressing Tool, tied bow with Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Jen Arkfeld:  Stamped Dotty Angles confetti stamp using Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and offsetting it each time,  added Dazzling Diamonds and Thick Baker's Twine
Next is our 2014-2015 New Catalog Open House on August 14th.  Please contact me for details.

Stampin' Smiles,

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin - first 2 months 50% Off!

Now is a great time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin--get 50% off your first two months!
Offer Dates: now through September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).
Check out the most recent Paper Pumpkin Kit - Wish Big
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Another great opportunity!
Stampin' Smiles,

August Special: Big Shot & Bundles

 We all love bundles!  And you'll love this month's Stampin' Up! special.  
  • Five new exclusive Bundles at 15% off for the month of August. (one bundle includes a sneak peak of a Holiday Catalog stamp set)
  • And/or... choose one of these Bundles for FREE, when you purchase the Big Shot this month!
  • Print: Big Shot & Bundles PDF Flyer
Here are the five bundle selections: 
  • Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle
      • Stamps: Sumthin' Sumthin'
      • Framelits: Word Bubbles
    • 138923 Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle - wood mount ($33.75)
    • 138920 Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle - clear mount ($31.25)
 Decorative Goodies Bundle
      • Stamps: Oh My Goodies
      • Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
    • 138924 Decorative Goodies Bundle - wood mount ($42.25)
    • 138921 Decorative Goodies Bundle - clear mount ($35.95)
 Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle
      • Stamps: Day of Celebration
      • Framelits: Chalk Talk
    • 138925 Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle - wood mount ($43.25)
    • 138922 Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle - clear mount ($37.25)
 Flowery Daydream Bundle
      • Stamps: Daydream Medallions
      • Framelits: Floral Collection
    • 138911 Flowery Daydream Bundle - wood mount ($54.25)
    • 138910 Flowery Daydream Bundle - clear mount ($45.75)
 Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle (Holiday Catalog sneak peek)
      • Stamps: Bright & Beautiful
      • Framelits: Star
    • 138644 Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle - wood mount ($50.75)
    • 138200 Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle - clear mount ($43.95)
  Big Shot Bundles

Take advantage of this great opportunity!  Please let me know how I can help you.

Thank you for stopping by!
Stampin' Smiles,


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Join the Party!

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How would you like to spend a few hours, gathered with some like-minded friends, enjoying a little stamping demonstration and a make 'n' take, and earn a few extra hostess bucks while you're at it? 
Well, for the month of October, Stampin' Up! is offering an additional $25 in hostess benefits* -- in honor, of course, of their 25th Anniversary. 
*A qualifying party for this special is $250.  That translates to the regular $40 in hostess benefits (from any catalog, any current item/s) plus $25 additional hostess dollars.  That's $65 in free product for a $250 (before tax and shipping) workshop or personal order!  This offer does NOT include online orders.
I would love to share with you and some of your friends a few projects and ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Call or email me to find a date on my rapidly filling October calendar.
Look forward to hearing from you!
Stampin' Smiles,

It's time to join the fun and become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! ONLY $25!

Join our Stampin' Smile Team!  If you like the idea of a 20% discount on your favorite products........... If you'd like to earn extra cash.........  If you'd like to have tons of exclusive creative ideas at your fingertips........... Then, consider this:  for two weeks only, you can join Stampin' Up!  for just $25 and experience all this and more.  It's all part of the 25 year anniversary celebration of Stampin' Up!
Join SU! for just $25 !
Click here for more information or to join!
It is so much more than joining Stampin' Up! for $25 and getting a 20% discount on your products.  It's about having a fun business that you can run at your own pace, meeting new friends from around the country and around the world and being able to attend exclusive, fun and informative Stampin' Up! events.
Ask me any questions you might have and I'll answer them.  I'd love to have you join us. Promo ends on October 21st, 2013.
Stampin' Smiles,

Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

SU! deal of the week, October 6th
Go check it out via my Demomstrator online store.  Starting today,Stampin' Up! has begun to feature a "Weekly Deal" in the Online Store.  Selected items will be discounted for just a week while supplies last.  All items are found in the current catalog.  The discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.  These are the discounts as I have checked them out.  They also appear to be valid on an online order via a demonstrator's website.

  • Chevron Folder - $7.95 down to $5.96 (25% discount)
  • Essentials paper piercing pack -$7.95 down to $5.96 (25% discount)
  • Festive Paper Piercing Pack - $7.95 down to $5.96 (25% discount)
  • Petite Curly Label punch - $12.95 down to $9.71 (25% discount)
  • Squares framelits - $26.95 down to $20.21 (25% discount)
  • Today and Everyday My Digital Studio download $14.95 to $7.48 (50% discount)

The My Digital Studio Download is 50% off; the others are all 25%.  Great deals!  
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you...
Stampin' Smiles,