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2018-2019 Annual Catalog, click the catalogs below to see the PDF

2018-2019 Annual Catalog, click the catalogs below to see the PDF
Place any size order and get a free catalog! or click on image to download FREE PDF

Holiday Catalog PDF is LIVE

Holiday Catalog PDF is LIVE
Click on image to download FREE PDF

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Holiday Paper Pumpkin Prize Drawing Giveaway

Order the Holiday Paper Pumpkin Kit through me and your name will be entered in a drawing and on November 11 I will draw the winner. T...

Please use the current Stampin' Up! Rewards Host Code (shown at the right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over $25 (excluding P&P)

Though if your SU! order is over $150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... and you will still get a gift from me...!

Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE DO NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I do not know who - or where- you are ...and I will not be able to send you your free gift.

Also for every $50.00 spent you will receive a coffee bean and after you receive 8 beans you will receive a FREE $40.00 product of your choice (Beans earned will expire 2 years from earn date and Bean Rewards must be redeemed within the month of qualifying for free product)
for more info click on Coffee Bean Rewards bar above.

I ONLY SHIP TO US RESIDENTS ONLY PER STAMPIN' UP! POLICY. Thank you for understanding.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Last day for BUY 3 GET 1 FREE from Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper




Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to buy lots and lots of pretty paper.  

Promotion Details
 
  • Sale period: October 1–31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
  • Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.
Sales Deadlines
  • Phone: October 31, 2017, by 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: October 31, 2017, by 11:50 PM (MT)


This is also a great opportunity for you to help me get the Silver award.

Join Stampin' Up!


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Are you a paper crafter or someone wanting to learn to paper craft? Are you looking for new ideas or just want to case a project? Are you looking for techniques or are you a new paper crafter and want to belong to a special kind of people? Then you have come to the right place. I will help with your needs and teach you all new kinds of techniques and challenge your creativity. Join my Stampin' Up! team of Cupcakes & Lattes Stampers! We will have loads of fun!! Together we will learn and grow our craftiness! Along the way we will earn rewards of gaining skills, techniques and friendships. 
Join now, it does not matter if you are a hobbyist, or someone who wants to make it a business. You will enjoy everything Stampin' Up! has to offer!

What do they offer? Well they offer:

Pre-orders before selling to the public
Opportunities to earn trips- 2019 trip is to Greece!!
Stampin’ Success magazine & weekly email with ideas and videos

Receive the new catalogs before the public (Sale-A-Bration, Occasions, Holiday & Annual) & pre-order to start playing with the new product!

Are you looking for ways to support a charity? Then Stampin'
 Up! can help with that also.

Support a Cause!-Stampin' Up! creates an exclusive stamp set just for the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Breast Cancer each year

  • Discount Demonstrator: Likes the idea of buying stamps for personal use at a 20% discount and may occasionally sell to neighbors, relatives, friends.
  • Short-Term Demonstrator: Sells for a short period of time to earn a specified amount of money and stops when the goal is reached.
  • Seasonal Demonstrator: Works hard at the business during September, October, and November for seasonal money and maintains minimum orders and sales during the balance of the year.
  • Hobby Demonstrator: Loves doing workshops and earning extra money when it’s convenient; works a lot some months and very little other months; likes to do workshops that are easy to book; doesn’t like to work too hard to book workshops
  • Career Demonstrator: Views a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator ship as a viable business with long-term career potential; pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder; loves attending Stampin’ Up! events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators; works at her business in a consistent and outgoing manner.
If you fit into any of the above categories...then Stampin' Up! is just for you!



WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE FROM ME?
Welcome Package (handmade card & a few surprises)
Monthly newsletter showcasing products, tips and etc.
Support to help you with your new business
Monthly Contests for prizes & to showcase your creativity on our FB page
Quarterly Team Swaps 

So what are you waiting for...JOIN NOW!



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Rustic Christmas Card & Card Challenges

I just love all things rustic. When our team lead gave us this months challenge as soon as I saw the elements I immediately thought rustic! I used Crumb Cake for the card base, I then stamped the hardwood stamp in Crumb Cake on Whisper White card stock. I then took a piece of Early Espresso  card stock and stamped the hardwood in Early Espresso also. I die cut the swirly scribble in Gold foil, the jar in Whisper White, pine cones in Dazzling Diamonds and Red glimmer paper plus in Early Espresso. I die cut some twigs and berries. The tree and deer came from our team lead. I did not have the dies but I knew I wanted them in glimmer paper so I traced them and cut them out. I cut the tree shorter so it could fit on my shelf. I pepped them up with dimensional. I then put the ribbon at the top of the wreath and finally added a piece of the new foil snowflake to the shelf. I had a lot of fun creating this card and I love BLING!


Challenges I am participating in:
Wood or Canvas -52 Christmas Card Throwdown-CCT20
Anything Goes-Sweet Stampin Christmas
U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant-ABC Christmas Challenge
Merry Monday #263 Photo Inspiration

Friday, October 20, 2017

DIY Rustic Macramé Christmas Ornament

This year we are doing Rustic Christmas. So I will be sharing ideas between now and Christmas and I hope you enjoy along with the Stampin Up cards and ideas I will be sharing along the way.

DIY Rustic Macramé Christmas Ornament

DIY Rustic Macramé Christmas Ornament

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stick Horse

I remember one year all of us grand kids got stick horses for Christmas. It was so much fun, us galloping around playing cowboys and indians or rounding up the cattle ( I was as always one of the cows) luckily no one was good at lassoing lol!!

I thought I would put to work the Christmas Stockings Thinlits (pg. 215 of Annual Catalog).
First I cut two stockings out. One out of card stock using the die that has the snowflake and the other from Glimmer Paper from the solid stocking die. I adhere the card stock over the glimmer paper with tombow liquid glue. Then I cut three pieces of ribbon from the Quilted Christmas Ribbon (pg. 5 of Holiday Catalog) 1 3/4", 4 1/2" and  5 1/2". I wrapped the 5 1/2" around a candy stick and cut of any excess. I then took the 1 3/4" and wrapped around nose of stocking. The 4 1/2" I used for the reins.I cut a piece of card stock into a shape of an ear and glued it in place. I added some pearls for the nostrils and eye. For the Card base I used Real Red cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". I cut a piece of  Quilted Christmas DSP at 3" x 3". Adhered it to card front and then ran it through the big shot using the Quilt Top embossing folder. I added dimensionals to the back of the horse and attached it to card front. Finally I added a sentiment from the Hang Your Stockings stamp set ( pg 121 of Annual Catalog) and punched it out . I used Garden Green and attached to card front. 
I just think this is adorable!





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and FREE PDF

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I am sure you know of someone who has been affected by this disease. Maybe a friend, a loved one or yourself. Do you get your yearly check ups? I hope you do. I do because breast cancer is hereditary on both sides of my family. My mother had breast cancer in 1989. I had just got hired on at MEI and then to find out my mother has breast cancer and if she did nothing she would only have 6 months. I am so grateful she had the surgery, she is now 28 years cancer free. A few years later after my mother had her surgery we got the news that my fathers mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Hers was not as aggressive but she chose to still have it removed, and she also is cancer free to this day. It is funny how you look at life when things like this happen. You make changes and be more proactive to make sure your family is kept safe. So please!!!! if you have not had a mammogram in a while, call and make an appointment, we are only here on this earth for a short while.

So in an effort to be pro active I have created a PDF and card kit and you can get the PDF FREE by placing an order starting October 11 through October 31st. 

These cards use many of the stamp sets and thinlits in the catalog along with the Ribbon of Courage: 
Timeless Textures, Coffee Cafe, Quilted Christmas, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Bloomin' Love Thinlits,  and Wood Words (all sold separately)




Option #1

 Buy the Ribbon of Courage Bundle (Ribbon of Courage stamp set + Support Ribbon Framelits Dies page 96 & 214) 
 #145341 wood-mount- $44.00 
 #145342 clear-mount- $36.75 
and use hostess code TE4K7HQC to get the PDF free.

Option #2
Donate $15.00 to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and get the PDF free.

Option #3
Buy the Ribbon of Courage Bundle (Ribbon of Courage stamp set + Support Ribbon Framelits Dies page 96 & 214) 
 #145341 wood-mount or  #145342 clear-moun
& card kit to create 12 cards (2 of each of the 6 designs) you will get all cards cut and pre-scored, die cuts, dimensionals & pearls.
(adhesive and ink pads not included) for $55.00 (including postage). Do not use hostess code, email me RIBBON OF COURAGE #3 in subject line and I will send an invoice.


Option #4
Already have the stamp set but want the card kit. For $25.00 Send an email with RIBBON OF COURAGE #4 in subject line and I will send an invoice. Do not use hostess code.

Option #5
Already have it all. Buy the PDF for $15.00

Option #6 
Buy option #3 and donate to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (any dollar amount) get the Cable Knit or Quilt Top embossing folder free for your donation.

My goal is to raise $1,000.00 for this cause.

It will take one week for orders to come in and then I prepare the kits for mailing . So please allow two weeks from end of order date, October 18th, for your kits to arrive. PDF will be emailed day after end of ordering. I can only ship to the USA.


Friday, October 6, 2017

ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT!



To get 15% off Note Cards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! Starting October 1–10! This is the perfect opportunity for demonstrators and you customers to stock up on card-making supplies to keep celebrating all year long.




Promotion Details
  • Promotion period: October 1–10, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this sale.
  • The Fast Fuse Adhesive deal will not work when ordered on a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards. All other items may be added to a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards at the sale price.
  • Phone: October 10, 2017, by 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: October 10, 2017, by 11:50 PM (MT




Monday, October 2, 2017

Having fun with the Quilted Christmas

Quilted Christmas has become one of my favorites. I can remember growing up as a kid going to my grandmothers and her sister teaching me how to quilt. My very first quilt I got when I was born, was from my great grandmother. The unique thing about the quilt was she was blind. She could not see colors all she could see was black and white images out of the corners of her eyes. She learned by the shades of the black and whites she saw what colors they were to be. She hand stitched my quilt and I have it still today and I am almost 50. When I saw this stamp and die set it automatically brought back all those fond memories. Oh to be a kid again:)
But what to make with it. So I started going through my stash that I have had over the years and I came across some collegiate scrapbook paper and got an aha! I made two of these like the collage samplers I have seen on pinterest.
I made one OSU and the other Michigan.
 
Here are close up's of each one.

 
 
 I posted a pic on Facebook of the OSU one and it sold in 30
minutes. Tomorrow  I will be posting the Michigan one. Will see how it goes. Do you see where I used the Dies?
So tell me which one is your favorite? I would love to see your comments:)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Have you seen all the deals Stampin' Up! is offering? Come and check it out!!



World Card Making Day is coming up in October! And we are celebrating it with 15%  off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! Starting October 1–10! This is the perfect opportunity for demonstrators and our customers to stock up on card-making supplies to keep celebrating all year long.



This is the best time to join Stampin' Up look at all the stamp sets you could start with on a Starter Kit! If you want to join just go here to join (be sure my name: Donna Schnees is in the top right hand corner), be the first to be on my team of Cupcakes & Lattes Stampers, we all have to start somewhere so why not now and with me? 
 
 
Promotion Details
  • Promotion period: October 1–10, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this sale.
  • The Fast Fuse Adhesive deal will not work when ordered on a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards. All other items may be added to a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards at the sale price.
  • Phone: October 10, 2017, by 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: October 10, 2017, by 11:50 PM (MT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PLUS DSP SALE!!
 
 
 
Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to buy lots and lots of pretty paper.  Download the flyer here to see all the papers.

 
 

Promotion Details
 
Details
  • Sale period: October 1–31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
  • Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.
Sales Deadlines
  • Phone: October 31, 2017, by 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: October 31, 2017, by 11:50 PM (MT)


This is also a great opportunity for you to help me get the Silver award, plus all my bonuses with it.
Just go here to see this opportunity I have offered!


 

Make Your Sandwich

Make Your Sandwich
How to cut out your dies and emboss with your embossing folders