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Posted on December 13, 2017

Where Are You Christmas?

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Can you believe Christmas is almost here! I’ve been listening to Christmas songs during the day while I work. We do all sorts of fun things at our office, including cube decorations. Our Underwriting gang is doing a “Grinch” theme and I am loving it!

Where Are You CHristmas?

Have you seen this movie? Brings tears to my eyes every time I hear this Faith Hill, Where Are You Christmas?, one of the songs from the movie.

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I think this song captures the best moment in the movie, when the Grinch’s heart became full of love and spilled over to the folks in Who-ville.

Love. Isn’t that what Christmas is really all about? Yes, the presents with glittery bows, the smell of Christmas cookies baking in the oven, spending time with family and friends are all wonderful. Who doesn’t love shaking that special present under the tree in hopeful anticipation? The joy in my grand-cherubs eyes brings ME much joy, too. But truly, without love, where would we be?

If you’ll indulge me for another moment, I want to share a couple of pictures from our Girls, INK Christmas party last night. My heart is always so full after our annual party. Even though not everyone could attend, it truly is an evening filled with laughter and love. We come from different places, all joined Stampin’ Up! for different reasons, but we truly love each other and what we do!

Where Are You Christmas?

Where Are You Christmas?

Love. Yes, my heart is full of love this season. I have wonderful family and friends whom I dearly love and love me. And, I believe, I have an even greater love. The love of God in the love of His son Jesus. Indeed I am truly blessed.

Love. I wish lots of love to you and your families as we head into this Christmas season. Thanks for stopping by today!

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Posted on December 10, 2017

FREE SHIPPING is Back for 24 Hours Only!

Announcements

FREE SHIPPING is Back for 24 Hours Only! I didn’t think I’d be telling you this so soon, but Stampin’ Up! decided to give us all another early Christmas present, starting tonight at midnight MT! It will be over tomorrow at 11:59 MT so be sure to set a reminder on your phone!

FREE SHIPPING is Back for 24 Hours Only!

I’m going to stock up on adhesives, cardstock and envelopes. I’ll probably send a few early Christmas presents, too!!

If you do decide to shop, here’s a link to my online store. There are still some year-end discounted items available, too!

 

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Posted on December 6, 2017

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Big Shot/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey stampers! We are back from Spain, jet lag is gone, and the rush of holiday happenings has begun! Not sure how I will accomplish everything on my LONG to do list. But, that’s OK; one step at a time! Today I wanted to give you a few tips that will take your holiday cards “From Ordinary to Extraordinary”.

First, using your favorite embossing folder on the envelope will have even your postal carrier talking about your creativity!

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Absolutely any folder will do and this technique will make sure yours is one of the first cards opened!

Another fun way to jazz up an envelope is to stamp on the outside. Coordinating the card with its envelope adds a bit of charm for sure.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

One tidbit I’ve learned from my postal employee friends; make sure you don’t stamp anything all along the bottom edge of the front of the envelope. This could interfere with the USPS bar coding system and get your card returned. You don’t want THAT to happen for sure!

Use an embossing folder that coordinates with your card theme. In this card, the folder used gives some “snow texture” to the little guy.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Another fun idea is to use a bit of washi tape to add some color and pop to your card. Washi tape is so easy to use and it is quite economical, too!

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

I hope these little tips will help you take your cards from ordinary to extraordinary this year! If you have some tried and true tips you’d like to share, post them as a comment here. I’m sure we all can benefit!

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Posted on November 25, 2017

FREE SHIPPING on all Stampin’ Up! Products

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FREE SHIPPING on all Stampin' Up! Products

Free Shipping!!

I love when Stampin’ Up! has this deal and we don’t see it very often!!! We are offering free shipping on Cyber Monday!

On Monday, November 27, shipping is free for all Stampin Up! orders. I love this special: I can send gifts anywhere in the US for free shipping! Who do you know that would love a little surprise in the mail?

Over this holiday weekend sit down with your catalogs and make out that wish list. Then come back on Monday and get ready to save!!!

Free shipping runs from November 27 12:00 AM to November 27 11:59 PM (MT).

Remember if you need a Hostess Code so you and your friends can combine,  let me know so I can get you one BEFORE you start your order.

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Posted on November 22, 2017

Barcelona Adventures Day 1 and 2

Holidays / Special Days/ Stamping

Hey stampers! We made it to Barcelona. Our flights along the way were fabulous, especially the one “across the pond”! The Business Class “pods” allowed us both to sleep, so we arrived at our final destination refreshed and ready to go. Five minutes after taking the elevator up to our Airbnb the power went out. No flashlights in sight so we headed up the hill to try to find one. Success! We found 2. Made contact with our Airbnb host, he contacted the power company and within a couple of hours all was well.

We journeyed down to a local tapas restaurant and had a lovely assortment of local favorites. We had grown to love this place last year when we stayed a few extra days in Barcelona after our Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip, a Mediterranean Cruise. We might just head out to it again tonight!

Today we joined several others for a “foodie” tour around the Gracia District. We are actually staying in Gracia, but it encompasses a much larger area. We had chosen a “Devour Barcelona” tour and we enjoyed every minute of it. Our guide, Misty, came to Barcelona 4 years ago from Ireland, and loved it so much she stayed. She was a fabulous guide and we learned so much. We had about 9 different stops and we ate in all of them! 🙂 Here are a few of the places.

Barcelona Adventures Day 1 and 2

When I get home I’m going to contact Stampin’ Up! to see if opening in Spain might be on their radar!

Speaking of Stampin’ Up!, don’t forget the Online Extravagana is going on right now and there are some bargains to grab. CLICK HERE to see them all.

Also, I am having a Black Friday sale on 25 of my most popular videos, Dave’s 3 punch repair videos AND my Fun Folds Class. I have bundled all of these and am offering for $29.99 (normally $70). Be sure you receive my newsletter (click above to sign up); my subscribers will get first notification!

That’s it for today; I’ll be posting as often as possible-internet connection is spotty!

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