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Posted on October 4, 2019

Beyond…

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Since I don't have permission to use the lady's image, I've blurred her face in
Photoshop. She is one of the people we've worked with.

Hi All,
Dave again. And about now, some of you are saying, “Beyond???”, “Beyond WHAT?? What's this fool up to now?” I'll explain…

I am not a stamper. Quite honestly, I don't really get it. (Probably a guy thing…). On the other hand, I love Stampin' Up! for many reasons. It has allowed us to go beyond what we might have done without it.

  • I love it because my favorite person on the planet loves it.
    • Anne has been quite successful in her business and I've tried, over the years to support her in that success.
  • It's given us opportunities that we may not have had. We've had some fantastic travel opportunities and made many long-term friends!
  • The main reason for this post is KIVA! (If you're interested, please take a look at Kiva.org.)
    • A small part of the money that Anne has earned from her stamping business has allowed me to pursue one of my interests.
    • Kiva allows me to take very small amounts of money, (whatever I have and can afford to use to help someone), and lend it to people who really need it!

Honestly, I don't have a clue when I/we started doing it, but it was probably ten years ago or more. We started with $25.00 and I started lending it to women in the Philippines, (that's where I grew up), who have their own business and/or are the primary breadwinner for the family. In general, women have less access to credit than men, even here. In less developed or in third-world countries, the difference is even more pronounced. Our little loans make a big difference!

We now have $600 in circulation at all times and my goal is to have $1000 out there by the end of the year. We've made over $1500 in loans in 17 countries. Of that, 77% have gone to women with their own businesses.

The ability to make small loans like this allows you to spread your risk across a much larger population of borrowers, thus reducing the risk significantly. By their very nature, these loans are riskier than most, but in all that time we've lost a grand total of $3.45! Awesome!!

If this interests you, please email me. I'd love to talk to you about it and I'll help you however I can. It makes a BIG difference to the people receiving the loans!

So, why do I love Stampin'Up! ? Well, lotsa' reasons. These are just a couple…

If you'd be interested in learning more about how you can get paid doing what you love, please call me or email. I'd love to help there too!

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Posted on April 16, 2019

Confused by Stampin’ Up! Retiring Lists Yesterday??

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Confused by Stampin' Up! Retiring Lists Yesterday??

SO…it was a teensy bit (OK…maybe a lot!) confusing yesterday when then retiring lists came out! The lists came from SU and I apologize I didn't catch the error; sleep deprived I guess!
 
It appeared almost every stamp set was being retired! The reality is with the discontinuation of Wood Mount stamps a lot of stamps are being converted to CLING MOUNT! Not all stamp sets are retiring!!!!
When the new catalog comes out in June, all stamps will be either PHOTOPOLYMER or CLING MOUNT. The Wood-Mount AND Clear-Mount will all be retired! So, any of the stamp sets that are currently Wood-Mount or Clear-Mount, that stay in the catalog, will all be converted to CLING-MOUNT.
 
BOTTOM LINE-NOT ALL STAMP SETS ARE RETIRING…yea!!! This is a good thing!
Here are revised lists for the retiring (and converting) ENGLISH stamp sets for the annual and Occasions catalogs.. Hope this helps! If you still have any question, PLEASE reach out!!
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Posted on February 21, 2019

How Do I Use Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper?

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Hey Stampers! I'm here today to share a tip that stems from a customer question I get asked all of the time. How do I use Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper? I have so many peeps who buy the paper packs and then just hoard it. They tell me, “I can't bear to cut it up”! While I totally get that sentiment, I want them to not just buy, but to USE it! So, my tip today is to use the Designer Series Paper (DSP) as a layer on your project.

I personally think that black  and white can be used with just about any other colors and really sets apart your stamped focal point.

This sheet is actually from a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift, the Botanical Butterfly DSP. Just look at the pretty patterns on this paper. My project today could use the black polka dot or striped black and white patterns as well.

How Do I Use Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper?

Here are a few more samples using the same free paper pack. It is so versatile…and free with a $50 order (before tax and shipping)! If you'd like to purchase products so you can get this paper free, please click HERE to go to my online store.

How Do I Use Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper?

 

I've included the instructions and product list for today's project below.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsVibrant Vases (148656);
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Thick (140272)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Tuxedo Black (132708); Pool Party (147107); Granny Apple Green (147095); Gorgeous Grape (147099)
  • Misc. –SAB Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (149622); Silver Metallic Thread (138402); Glitter Enamel Dots (146934); Big Shot (143263); Stitched Labels Framelits (146828); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Vases Builder Punch (147040); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Mini Dimensionals (144108)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” (score 4-1/4”); & 3” x 4” – (x2)
  • SAB Botanical Butterfly DSP: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Metal Thread Ribbon: 20”

Instructions:

  1. Score Whisper White card base at 4-1/4”, fold in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere the DSP to the card base.
  3. With the 2nd largest Stitched Circle and the tag from Stitched Labels and the 3”x4” piece of Whisper White, run through Big Shot and die cut both pieces.
  4. With Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the greeting image on the white tag.
  5. With the 3”x4’ piece of Whisper White, ink the vase with Pool Party, the leaves with Granny Apple Green. Ink the outline image of the tulips with Memento Black and then the inside tulip image with Gorgeous Grape. Punch all shapes with the Vase Builder punch.
  6. Adhere the Silver Metallic Thread to the circle with adhesive.
  7. Assemble the vase and flowers and tulips with mini glue dots and Mini Dimensionals; then adhere to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the greeting tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a few of the Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots.

If I can help at all, please let me know!

 

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