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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Last Day to reserve the Stamparatus!

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Reserve yours now before Ends December 30 11:50 PM (MT
Follow these instructions here to reserve your Stamparatus! 
ONLY 1 PER CUSTOMER CAN BE RESERVED


STAMPARATUS
A must-have tool for all stampers, the Stamparatus helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage.

It was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want:

Compatible with red rubber and photopolymer stamps
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Rulers on 2 sides for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can use larger paper
Multiple hinges for more placement options
2 reversible plates for 4 sides to work with
1 foam mat for use with photopolymer
1 base with grid
Magnet storage areas




Stamparatus


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Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Joyeux Noël! French (France) 
Buon Natale! Italian (Italy) 
Frohe Weihnachten! German (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) 
Feliz Navidad! Spanish (Spain and Gibraltar, Mexico and Central America; South America)
Nollaig Shona Dhuit! Irish (Ireland)
Boas Festas! Portugese (Portugal)
 Zalig Kerstfeest! Dutch (Belgium) 
Prettige Kerstdagen/ Zalig Kerstfeest! Dutch (Netherlands) Wesolych Swiat Polish (Poland)
 Gëzuar Krishlindjet! Albanian (Albania)
 Eftihismena Christougenna! Greek (Greece) 
Sretan Bozic! Croatian (Croatia) 
Craciun Fericit! Romanian (Romania, Moldova) 
Merii Kurisumasu! Japanese (Japan)
Kung His Hsin Nien Bing Chu Shen Tan China! Mandarin (China) 
S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn khris̄t̒mās̄! Thai (Thailand) 
Sung Tan Chuk Ha! Korean (Korea) 
Chuc Mung Giang Sinh! Vietnamese (Vietnam) 
Karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe! (India, Pakistan) 
Glaedelig Jul! Danish (Denmark)
 Rôômsaid Jôule! Estonian (Estonia) 
Gleðileg jól! Icelandic (Iceland)

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/12/19/how-to-say-merry-christmas-in-22-different-languages-6331634/?ito=cbshare
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Unboxing the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration

I just realized I forgot to show my unboxing of the new items from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration!

The new Catalogs!!
 Some new shimmer ribbon in Calypso Coral, Basic Gray and Bermuda bay and all in different widths! This is a Sale-A-Bration item for every $50.00 spent.

New twine in silver and black:)

    If you are having trouble creating for the man in your life here is the True Gentlemen DSP!
                   Who does not like the old fashion soda's? This is the Bottle and Fizz DSP! and this DSP is a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration for the every $50.00 spent.
 This lovely set can be used for weddings, birthdays, Mother's day and so much more. This set is the Sweet Soiree~
 Some new glimmer paper for the blinger in us. This is called "Myth and Magics" in Iridescent, Light Green and Turquoise!
 These gem of sequins is called "Tutti-Frutti"in Pumpkin Pie, Berry Burst, Yellow, Pool Party and Lemon-Lime Twist~

This new tinsel set is called LOVE in gold and powder pink

                                           Here is a close up of the silver twine.
                                                 

                                                      Check out this mini hoops!
 This new ribbon is Berry Burst and it has silver edging~ (sorry for the glare) It is so much prettier up close. I will soon be showing some cards made with it!
 
 This stamp set is Truly Tailored with the Tailored Tag punch to go along with the True Gentleman DSP
This set is Barn Door with Sliding Door Framelits and I can hardly wait to play with it!!



This next set is truly for the young ones or for someone who likes roller coasters. This does more than meets the eye;) This is Let the Good Times Roll with Thrill Rides Pop-Up Thinlits dies!


AWE!!! I know isn't he or she adorable!! Just like Baby Bear this one is Sweet Little Something! I wander what color combos everyone will have for this bunny~
 Here is the DSP with it's matching stamp set Bubble Over and Bottles and Bubbles Framelits dies.
 Lastly here is 3 more Sale-A-Bration items, Party Pandas, Epic Celebrations and Lots of Lavender these are all for every $50.00 spent.
(sorry some of my pics are sideways)

Do not forget these come out January 3rd and those that are sets if you bundle them you can save 10%.
Keep watching for me to post more sneak peeks of these items until the live launch on January 3rd. I would love to be your demo if you do not have one. Just email me if you would like a catalog at:
donnaschnees2008@embarqmail.com


Monday, December 18, 2017

Merry Monday Challenge #270 (Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe) & other challenges

I saw this beautiful tag from Connie Babbert from INKspiredtreasures.com and I fell in love with it. So I decided I would put my spin on it for a card.
Here is her tag:

The challenge over at Merry Monday is just perfect for the card I wanted to create. Kelly's challenge involved picking three items from the Tic-Tac-Toe she posted:


I chose to go with Stamping-Die Cut-Red for my card. I used Whisper White as the base and ran it through the big shot using the Quilt Top embossing folder. I then took some glimmer paper and made a banner to go vertical on the card. I then added a piece of gold glimmer paper the same way and adhered it over the glimmer paper. I then die cut the Quilt star from Cherry Cobbler and adhered it with dimensionals. I then stamped Garden Green with the single stitched X and then altering it with Lemon-Lime Twist and fussy cut it out. I adhered it with a dimensional also. I finally added a rhinestone to the middle of it. I loved how it turned out! I hope you do to.  
Here is my card:

I love this set and it is said it is not being carried over. If you want this hurry while supplies last. Come January 2nd this will be no more. If you do not have a demonstrator I would love to be yours!
Just go to the shop with me on the right side bar and be sure my name is on the page when you place your order.
Have a great evening!

I am also participating in these challenges:
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #270 Colour - Traditional Xmas
(The traditional colours of Red, Green and Gold ....)

Bubble Over Stamp Set, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies plus Bubbles & Fizz DSP!

When I first saw this set it immediately screamed out to me as
 POP ART!
I can remember seeing them from the 50's and 60's from my cousins, aunt's and uncle's. ( I was not born until the late 60's.) I decided to see what I could find on the internet (love it that I can stay at home and search for things instead of heading to the library.) I found this picture:

The stripes and stars fit the dsp and stamps in this set. Here is my take on it. I call this card "Pop Art." I have three more cards but in order for you to see them you will need to order the Bottles and Bubbles bundle from me starting January 3rd. I have a PDF available then that you can get for free by ordering this bundle. Plus if you order $50.00 or more you can get a free Sale-A-Bration item. The Bubble and Fizz DSP is a free item and the Ribbon I used on this card and use the hostess code for your order in January to get a free item from me for placing an order!


Card Supplies:
DSP: Bubbles and Fizz
Ribbon: Free Sale-A-Bration item Sheer Ribbon Pack
Stamp Set: Bubble Over 2018 Occasions Catalog starting January 3rd for ordering
Dies: Bottles and Bubbles 2018 Occasions Catalog starting January 3rd for ordering
(bundle the stamp set and dies to save 10%)
Inks: Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Lemon-Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay
Adhesive: Fast Fuse and dimensionals
Tools: Bigshot, magnetic platform, paper trimmer and scissors


Here is a sneak peek of the other 3. I have named each card, can you guess what kind of card they are by their names?
1) Spin the Bottle
2) Pop, Pop, Fizz, Fizz (and no not alka-seltzer, lol)
3) Shake, Rattle and Roll

Come back in a few days when I will show a sneak peek of another item!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

DECEMBER 11, ONE DAY ONLY 24 HOUR FREE SHIPPING!

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Monday, December 11 receive free shipping on all Stampin’ Up! orders.
One last chance to give our customers an exciting offer before the holidays! We are offering free shipping for 24 hours only.
This promotion starts at various times across the US:
11:00 pm Pacific Time
12:00 am Mountain Time
1:00 am Central Time
2:00 am Eastern Time
And lasts until 11:59 pm Mountain Time

Use this to join Stampin' Up!, buy last minute gifts for your down line, team members or even for yourself. Do not forget your orders count towards coffee bean rewards and for the month of December Only double your coffee bean rewards for every $50.00 spent. Also if you shop with me you will get a Free bottle of Tombow Glue for any size order using hostess code DHQWFXW7 (good through Dec. 30). Also do not forget you can buy from the retiring Holiday list and discontinuing list, Year-End Sales event and do not forget about the Clearance Rack! Join my team December 11 ONLY and get one of these stamp sets free from the Occasions Catalog:
Picture Perfect Birthday
Love You Still
You're Inspiring
and 12 tutorials each month free for being a demo from our Direct Team Leader Michelle Zindorf.
Wow free shipping, double coffee bean rewards, free bottle of glue for using the hostess code and free stamp set for joining Stampin' Up! through me and 12 free tutorials each month!!
( you must choose me as your demo to get all of these and I ship to US only)

Do you know a person who is interested in stamping but they are not sure if they want to...why not get them a gift certificate!  A completed gift certificate can be emailed to you or to the recipient at no charge.  All major credit cards accepted.
Just email me donnaschnees2008@embarqmail.com

Also place an order with me (any amount) and get the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Brations Catalog also.








Thursday, December 7, 2017

Winner of Handmade OSU Greeting Cards

The winner of the OSU Greeting Cards has been picked by Random Name Picker/Spin Wheel. It is a live video feed on my FB page. Click the picture below to see the video winner.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Why I Joined Stampin' Up!

There is many reasons as to why I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, here are my top 10:

1) By joining I got $125 worth of product for $99.00.

2) Exclusive emails on what is going to be happening soon (trips, new products and etc.)

3) Early ordering of new products before the public (time to play and create to showcase to the public.)

4) Getting the catalogs before the public (Annual, Holiday, Occasions and Sale-A-Bration.)

5) Earn 20-25% on each sale!

6) Learn creative tips and techniques.

7) Quarterly magazine and weekly emails filled with detailed project ideas, business tips, demonstrator spotlights, the latest Stampin' Up! news and more. 

8) Twice yearly onstage events April 7, 2018 & November (date to be announced)
Registration Dates: January 16–February 28, 2018 for April Onstage
Price: $120 USD/CAD or 12,500 flex points
Ft. Worth, TX, US 
Hartford, CT, US 
Las Vegas, NV, US 
London, ON, CA 
Milwaukee, WI, US 
Atlanta, GA, US
and if you missed going to onstage Stampin' Up! will post it online for you to watch. (I will do either a team gathering or we meet online and watch from FB and I showcase the new products)


9)Incentive Trips: 2018 is to Alaska and 2019 is to Greece! (160,000 flex points)


10)Stampin' Up! donates to many charities. In the Annual Catalog Stampin' Up! each year creates an exclusive stamp set for the Ronald McDonald House Charities ( all sales of the stamp set goes to the RMHC (last page of catalog)).
Photo from @stampinup on Facebook by Stampin' Up!
Go here to see video for the Today show.

DK Books and Stampin’ Up donate $1 million worth of children’s books and paper-crafting supplies to Toy Drive



These are just a few of the reasons why
 I LOVE STAMPIN' UP!

INPSPIRE, CREATE, SHARE



Monday, December 4, 2017

Correction: Stamparatus preorder window opens tomorrow AND ends December 30th!

Did you miss the first preorder reservation window?



You're in luck! Starting tomorrow, December 5th at 2pm, there will be another chance to preorder your Stamparatus!

This reservation window is guaranteed to stay open through December 30th. BUT! This will be the last time you will be able to pre-order the Stamparatus until June!

So you will have 25 days to get your order in.



Well you may be asking yourself
 "why do I need this when I have one similar to it?"

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
Look at what this can do!
  • 1) Make multiples with ease
  • 2) Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • 3)I f you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • 4) Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • 5) Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • 6) Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!
  • 1) Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and      photopolymer stamp
  • 2) Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • 3) Rulers and grid lines for quick measuring
  • 4) 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 5) 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 6) 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • 7) Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD
  • (I can only take US orders only)
  • Still not sure?
  • Watch the video below.



Check out this GIF!





Okay I gotta have one! How do I get it?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

You must create a customer profile-CLICK HERE TO DO THIS
(be sure my name is on the page, if not go to Demonstrator Finder and put in my name, 72 Short Street, Milford Center, OH 43045)
Here is how you reserve it:


Step 1:

Enter your credit card information.
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Step 2:

Click reserve.
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Step 3:

If you want to cancel, click cancel and your reservation will be removed from the system.
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Step 4: 

A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox.
 

Note:

If the reservation window is closed, you will see the following message.
Please load images to see this graphic. If you get this message, the reservation window is closed.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Stampin' Up! Year-End Sale & Discounts



Go here to see the list of items for the year-end deals!

This is also a good time to join, look at all the savings you get!
Also by joining you will get monthly emails from me that may contain tips, techniques, PDF of an item I have designed, team challenges from tic-tac-toe to cardfolds and etc. and chances to win free items from me (stamp set, roll of ribbon and etc.) AND by joining my team you will also get 12 exclusive tutorials from our Direct Team Lead Michelle Zindorf!

Here is a sneak peek of what you will receive when you join (we are taking a break for the holiday season) 

Here are some of November 2017 Tutorials




Second Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens December 5

The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!
Please note the following changes:
  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.
Please note what has not changed:
  • If you reserved more than one stamping tool during the first reservation period, that number will not change; you will still receive the same number you reserved.
  • If you reserved one or more stamping tool(s) during the first reservation period, you may still order during the second window.
  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5. 


Well you may be asking yourself
 "why do I need this when I have one similar to it?"

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
Look at what this can do!
  • 1) Make multiples with ease
  • 2) Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • 3)I f you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • 4) Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • 5) Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • 6) Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!
  • 1) Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and      photopolymer stamp
  • 2) Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • 3) Rulers and grid lines for quick measuring
  • 4) 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 5) 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 6) 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • 7) Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD
  • (I can only take US orders only)
  • Still not sure?
  • Watch the video below.


Check out this GIF!





Okay I gotta have one! How do I get it?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.
The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 1 tool per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.)
  • You and your customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct. Below is the dates you can start reserving yours.
RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018
You must create a customer profile-CLICK HERE TO DO THIS
(be sure my name is on the page, if not go to Demonstrator Finder and put in my name, 72 Short Street, Milford Center, OH 43045)
Here is how you reserve it:


Step 1:

Enter your credit card information.
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Step 2:

Click reserve.
Please load images to see this graphic.
 

Step 3:

If you want to cancel, click cancel and your reservation will be removed from the system.
Please load images to see this graphic.
 

Step 4: 

A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox.
 

Note:

If the reservation window is closed, you will see the following message.
Please load images to see this graphic. If you get this message, the reservation window is closed.