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Posted on July 12, 2018

July is HOT HOT HOT…Miss It NOT NOT NOT!

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I kind of sound like Yoda there, don't I? 🙂 But, the temperature IS hot as Stampin' Up! has a few great offers during July!

First, let's talk about the Colorful Season Bundle and Watercolor Pencils in new colors!

July is HOT HOT HOT...Miss It NOT NOT NOT!

There are two ways to get this new product:

!. NOW, as part of your $125 in free product for just $99 PLUS free shipping AND your choice of a free ink pad family! This option is available to you when you join my team by July 31st.

If you want to choose this bundle and/or Watercolor Pencils as part of your starter kit, here are the codes.

1. Blended Seasons Bundle (Save 10% – Stamp Set & Framelits – #149894
2. Watercolor Pencils (10 new colors) – #14014
(Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy)
3. Blended Seasons Stamp Set – #149016
4. Stitched Seasons Framelits – #149013

2. In August, these products will be featured as part of our customer special and you can purchase at that time (while quantities last).

There are so many other bennies available to you as a member of my team and I'd love to tell you more…let's chat! Email me or call (214-293-4461) and we'll find out if this might be a right fit for you.

The other HOT offer is our Buy Three Get One Free Designer Series Paper Sale, happening now through July 31. Below are the packs available in this promotion.

Designer Series Paper Options

ItemDescriptionPagePrice (USD)Price (CAD)
146338Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper189$11.00$15.00
146284Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper189$11.00$15.00
146921Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper189$11.00$15.00
146902Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146897Best Route Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146913Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146331Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146289Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper191$11.00$15.00
146916Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper191$11.00$15.00
144177Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper191$11.00$15.00

See all the designs and/or purchase HERE.

Since Stamp Slave Dave and I will be leaving next week for our all expenses paid trip to Alaska (just one of the awesome benefits that can be yours as a demonstrator!), I wanted to be sure you know about these specials.

Here is a quick peek at our itinerary.

July is HOT HOT HOT...Miss It NOT NOT NOT!

Depending on the ship's internet, I hope to be posting a lot about our Alaskan adventures. We will be whale watching, helicoptering to a glacier and taking a train through the Yukon. That's in addition to all the pampering by Stampin' Up! onboard the ship.  Stay tuned…we're excited to share with you all!

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Posted on July 2, 2018

All in the Family Stamping!

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Hey Stampers! I hope you are all ready for a fabulous, fun Fourth of July coming up Wednesday here in the US. We're going to be hanging by the pool with kids, grandkids and grandpups! I just had to share this picture one of my stamping friends in Alabama sent to me of her cat, Milo.

All in the Family Stamping!

OK, he's not really stamping, but that might be next! He's definitely in his happy place on top of her Scoring Tool! 🙂

Speaking of happy place, we've got some awesome July specials going on right now! I invite you to pop on over to my online store and check them out…here's a little preview! There's something for everyone!

All in the Family Stamping!

All in the Family Stmaping!

 

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Posted on June 11, 2018

Does Your Job Take You to Places Like This?

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Does Your Job Take You to Places Like This?

Does Your Job Take You to Places Like This? Mine does! Over the weekend I achieved the points necessary to earn this all expenses paid trip from Stampin' Up! .

And you know the best part? You can have the same job that I do and earn trips, too!

Really you ask?? YES! I never dreamed that my Stampin' Up! “hobby” would turn into a “business” and take my husband and me all over the world.

I joined Stampin' Up! 16 years ago to get a discount on all of my products. In fact, many of my team members have done the very same thing and they love their 20-25% discount. They have no desire to do anything else.  They still are invited to all my events and most of them love to come!

I also have team members who have chosen to actually recruit other Stampin' Up! lovers in addition to purchasing their own products at a discount. This allows them to earn more, even trips like in the picture above! I made the switch from a hobby to a business about 10 years ago, and that's when we earned our first incentive trip to Bermuda. We've been blessed to earn other trips. We're leaving for the 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip in July. Let me tell you…I have a VERY supportive husband who LOVES all my stamps, inks and paper! 🙂

Maybe you would love to take your husband to some fun places. Maybe you'd just love to craft with new friends, or just might want to make some extra income for you and/or your family, I invite you to check out a little bit more about this awesome company (NO obligation, just some more info)! I'd also love to chat with you on the phone and answer any questions you might have (214-293-4461). If you are local to me, we can also grab a beverage at a local coffee place (email me). I hope you might some needs/wants in your life that Stampin' Up! could fulfill. I'd be so happy to help you as a part of my Girls INK team!

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Posted on April 26, 2018

Why Do We Send Greeting Cards?

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Hey Stampers! It is FRIIIDAAY for me! I'm heading off to a stamping retreat with some of my downline and customers. My friend Irene organizes this retreat a few times a year. I so look forward to it; I get lots of things on my crafting “to do” list accomplished at these weekends. I have lots of new products to play with and will be creating my May events projects. I have lots of fun things coming up so, if you don't receive my email newsletter, you'll definitely want to sign up (just put your name and email above)! You'll get a free gift immediately and also I'll send you a video series that you'll enjoy.

Have you ever thought about why we send out greeting cards to our family and friends; how did this tradition start in the first place? I did some research that I wanted to share with you today.

The History of Greeting Cards
(from the Postcard and Greeting Card Museum – www.emotionscards.com)

Sending greeting cards to friends and family is a tradition that goes back about 200 years. They were mostly sent by the elite and wealthy in the early to mid 1800's. Most of the early greeting cards were hand delivered and many were quite expensive, but they soon gained mass popularity with the introduction of the world's first postage stamp issued in 1840 and a few ambitious printer's and manufacturer's perfecting printing methods, hiring artists and designed both elaborate expensive cards as well as simple affordable ones by the 1850's.

As you visit our galleries you will see that cards of the past were fine pieces of art. Manufacturer's used quality artists and many of the large manufacturer's held “art” competitions to generate interest and to get new ideas for cards. Some of these competitions awarded as much as $1,000.00 to the winner!

The oldest known greeting card in existence is a Valentine made in the 1400's and is in the British Museum. New Year's cards can be dated back to this period as well, but the New Year greeting didn't gain popularity until the late 1700's. The Valentine and Christmas Card were the most popular cards, with Valentine's offering us the most “mechanical”, “pop-up” and filigree cards, followed by Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Cards gained their highest popularity in the late 1800's and early 1900's offering us cards with some of the most unusual art. The Victorian age give us the most prolific cards.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, when lovers said or sang their Valentines. Written Valentines began to appear after 1400. Paper Valentines were exchanged in Europe where they were given in place of Valentine gifts. Handmade paper Valentines were especially popular in England. In the mid to early 1800's, Valentines began to be assembled in factories. Early manufactured Valentines were black and white pictures painted by workers in a factory. Esther Howland (see below) known as the Mother of the Valentine made fancy Valentines with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap”. She introduced the Paper Lace Valentine in the mid 1800's. By the end of the 1800's, Valentines were being made entirely by machine.

Christmas cards were introduced and popularized by John Calcott Horsley, the artist of what is known as the world's first Christmas Card and Louis Prang, known as the Father of the American Christmas Card.

The rest is History. With the exchange of New Year's, Valentine's, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Birthday Cards, just to name a few, there is probably no occasion that doesn't have its own greeting card!

Kind of interesting, ‘eh?

There are lots of amazing new products coming in the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog; they'll make creating your own handmade greeting cards fun and easy! The samples below are made with exclusive bundles that customers can pre-order in May:

Customer Pre-order Bundles

Why Do We Send Greeting Cards?

Oh, one more thing. If you have any interest in saving money, you can get one of the bundles as part of a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.  You can choose any products up to $125 and pay only $99 plus NO SHIPPING! Whether you are looking for a  business or just want to save money on your favorite products, this might be a great option for you!

HAVE a great weekend and be sure to check out retreat happenings with me on Facebook. I'll be posting LIVE throughout the weekend!

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Posted on April 19, 2018

Be Part of the 30 Year Celebration!

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Hey Stampers; happy Friday eve! This weekend, I've got a fun stamp club coming up and get to go to a Baby Expo; no, nothing new to report here! 🙂 Any trips or fun celebrations in your plans? Speaking of celebrations, I would love to have you on my Stampin' Up! team and Be Part of the 30 Year Celebration! That's right, it has been 30 years since Shelli Gardner and her sister Vonna founded Stampin' Up! I  joined in 2002 and have been on the best journey ever since. Both the company and I have “come a long way baby”. Look at the difference in catalog covers from then and now:

Be Part of the 30 Year Celebration!

One of the reasons I joined was to be able to get my hands on all the new goodies before anyone else. Demonstrators get to “pre-order” select items a whole month before the catalog is released to everyone else. Did you know you can actually choose BRAND NEW STUFF when you purchase your starter kit?!! Yep, for $99 plus tax (Stampin' Up! pays the shipping), you get to pick $125 of products. AND you get all your business supplies like catalogs and order forms, too!

“Anne, I don't really want to be a Demonstrator right now. I'd rather just order from you, come to your classes and enjoy your AH-MAAA-ZING customer service! But, I would like the catalog”.

My stamp club members will get a free new catalog in May at our meetings and I would be so happy to get one into your hands, too! Just email me and I'll let you know how to get one. If you already have an active demonstrator, please ask them for a  catalog. I do not want to take business away from someone else.

Please note that I am only able to mail catalogs within the United States per company policy. Catalogs will be mailed around the middle of May and you can begin placing orders June 1.

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