It's NOT too good to be true!

 

Hey peeps--

 

I hope you're managing to stay warm today!

I'm blogging kinda late--and under a blanket right now.

 

I just need more time lately.

AND I'm trying to be more balanced.

I've been getting to bed before midnight. (If you know me at all, that's UNREAL. It started at Dad's house. He was "lights out" by 11, if not earlier as time went on. And he was in the main part of the condo. So, if he slept, I slept. He couldn't hear, but light would wake him. So that was that. We tried to be respectful.)

 

So now, I'm in bed "early" AND sleeping at least 7 hours a night--since I've been home. Unreal. (Yes, there still have been exceptions.)

 

But that also means some things don't get done.

I have to be ok with that and work on making better use of the time I have during the day.

 


 

So I asked yesterday if you were considering joining my team....

 

There are SO many reasons to join! Which most appeals to YOUR needs?:

  • Best deal in the catalog--always. (Between free shipping and extra product, you save 30%!)
  • Discount on your Stampin' Up! supplies. (at least 20% discount on all orders as a demo)
  • Amazing community of Demonstrators--and have access to events, training and crafting ideas from others on Facebook and other groups.
  • Automatically invited to my team events; we meet twice a month for stamping/training/recognition and social stamping.
  • Invited to our team Facebook Group--for ideas and support, too.
  • Opportunity to teach classes--though not required.
  • THRU 2/28/21, the completely custom kit has 5 PACKAGES of DSP from the 2021-2022 Catalog included! This added value saves you 50% on the product included!! It's NOT too good to be true!!

 

SAB 2021 Join

 

Give me a call if you wanna join my team! Or you can just follow this link:  JOIN HERE

 

 

Before I go, I'll share 2 cards with you quick...

These are from my VIP Stamper of the Month on our Team Facebook Group:

 

The FOCUS is Sweet Strawberry, but it also coordinates with the Berry Blessing and Berry Delightful bundle (SAB).

 

Sweet Strawberry bundle, Berry Blessings (SAB bundle), created by Georgianne Everhart, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Berry Blessings (SAB bundle), created by Georgianne Everhart, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Have a wonderful evening!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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A Slow Start

 

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Hi Everyone--

 

I always struggle getting back into my routine when I've been out of it for awhile.

 

But this is the week.

We're still working on stuff, but it's time.

 

For any of you who may be new to my blog, I took a leave of absence from all my things at the end of December to care for Todd's (my husband's) dad who went home from the hospital on hospice. Todd took a leave of absence from his job, too.

 

We were told to expect maybe 3 days to a week, and it was 3 1/2 weeks.

 

Originally, we thought we'd be working in "shifts" and having a hired caregiver overnight so we could have a break. But we chose to do it together--on our own. We worked well as a team and could grieve together through this emotional rollercoaster. We were extremely thankful for the Lord's strength and all that were praying for us--and for the support of everyone at Spectrum Health Hospice.

 

Dad passed away on Monday, January 25. We had a tiny little "service" for the 4 of my family that Thursday; Liz came back home again for a couple days. From that, we have a new/old sweet little memory....

 

After our time together, we went back to the condo, and Liz went through "all the things." I mean, we all did. But SHE went through ALL of them. Mom & Dad always put out seasonal decor, and until a few years ago, Dad still did it on his own, too. Not my thing. But Liz was all about it! She found the white fluffy "Santa Bear" from 1986 that Mom & Dad had given to Todd's grandma that Christmas and kept after she died. And Liz insisted that although SHE didn't wanna take it, we needed to keep it. So now I have to tell you a back story....

 

One Christmas when the kids were around 5 & 7, we were at Mom & Dad's to celebrate with them. But first--Todd, Dad, Tyler & Liz went out to play in the snow. They ended up exploring in the woods behind their house, and the pond back there was a frozen. Todd specifically told the kids to leave a skinny little dead tree alone or they might get hurt. So they scurried along with Grandpa, leaving Todd there by the tree. His thought: "Oh I can take this thing down no problem!" Turns out, not so much. Part of the tree broke off and came down and left a gash on his eyebrow. I ended up having to take him to the ER on Christmas Eve for stitches, leaving everyone else behind waiting for us.

Here's the new/old memory: Liz shared with us that she explained to the Santa Bear that "we can't open presents right now, because Dad had to go to the hospital." Haha. I love that so much! I'm sure the Santa Bear was patient and understanding, just like everyone else was. :)

 

 

Before I go, I'll share the supplies for my swap I showed at the top.

 

And just a reminder, FEBRUARY is the last month of Sale-a-Bration (SAB) this year!

(Actually, there's another 2-month SAB in July & August.)

But for NOW, you have 3 weeks left!

 

My host code this month for a free gift with a $60 online order is 7PBJHX7F.

And here's the direct link with it: http://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=7PBJHX7F

 

 

 

Here are supplies for another Snail Mail swap:

 

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!!

 

haha. I just realized I named my post A Slow Start and featured a snail pic. :)

 

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Dad Update, 1/11, and even as sample

 

Hey friends--

Thank you so much for prayers.
We certainly feel and need them.
 
I'm sorry it's been awhile since an update....it's been an emotional rollercoaster since we've been here.
 
Todd's dad has gone from not eating early last week and only drinking small amounts fairly often to...end of the week waking up in the morning asking for a pastry! [and then eating 1/4 of it. :) ]
 
His vitals have been fairly good when a hospice nurse is here to check them a few times a week. But he's showing many signs of decline. The last 3 days--including today--he's slept a lot more. But he also still has his moments of clarity and runs the show. :) Breakfast is his time to eat--and then almost immediately a nice long nap. The rest of the day is typically small amounts of liquids when he wakes up. I haven't made him a chocolate shake in a few days. ;) He did ask me to make him blueberry muffins for tomorrow, though. We're just here to make him comfortable.

Thank you again for prayers and notes and messages and all your support!
It means the world to us!

 


 

HEADS UP--IF YOU'RE ORDERING ONLINE:

  1. Please make sure you're ordering with ME (look for my name top left) if you're not using a host code. [I'd suggest you use one unless you're placing a non-club order over $150.] Weird things have been happening on the online ordering site. Here's the link with the NON-club code: https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=Z7ZFUMUW
  2. DON'T FORGET to claim your free SAB item(s) with every $50 in orders before shipping and tax! The system is allowing orders to go through without them! LOOK for a prompt toward the top of the "shopping cart."

 


 

quick note: all clubs through 2/4/21 have host codes opened and noted in my Events

 


 

Use host code Z7ZFUMUW with a $60 online order this month for a free gift*** from me!

***I don't think the December gift shipment has arrived yet. Even if it has, there will be a delay in MY sending them out. But they ARE ordered. I'll get to them as soon as I'm able. THANK YOU for your understanding!

 


 

I have a sample for you!!

 

I made these swaps before everything went down, but I didn't have pics at first.

 

I don't know WHY, but I love this Snail Mail suite, pg 31!!

Colors here are Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, plus Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Pool Party in the blends.

 

Snailed It bundle, Snail Mail Suite, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Product List

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

I forgot to tell you:

On January 5, the MINI STAMPIN CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE also went Live! AND Whisper White paper products were officially replaced by BASIC WHITE. (Our original supplier of Whisper White went out of business because of covid-related problems; with them went the specific technology to this product. Stampin' Up! has tested this product and is ready for us all to fall in love with it, too!)

 

Here are the links and item numbers you need:

 

 

 

 


SAB 2021 Cover

Sale-a-Bration (SAB) is in full swing and will last 2 months--January and February. (AND there will be another one in July/August.)

Here's the brochure you can view online if you haven't received one yourself: SAB BROCHURE

REMINDER: these exclusive SAB items can only be EARNED--not purchased--with a qualifying order. (example: a $100 order can earn 2 Level 1 items OR 1 Level 2 item....The purchase required for an item is indicated with a colored starburst next to the item.)

  • SHOP - Earn exclusive items with every $50 purchase ORDER. SHOP HERE
  • HOST - Host a party (or place a personal order) of $300 or more, and you'll also receive the exclusive photopolymer stamp set PUNCH PARTY. Online orders of $300 or more, will automatically receive the set. If you'd like a party, contact me to schedule.
  • JOIN - Join my Dazzling Demos team and receive (5) full packs of new DSP Color Stacks (in Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, & 2020-2022 In Colors) JOIN HERE

JanJune Mini 2021

The New January-June 2021 Mini Catalog is Live through June.

You can view it online here: JAN-JUNE MINI CATALOG

 

 

Have a good day!

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Sale-a-Bration & the New Mini Catalog is LIVE Today!

 

First, an update...

 

Todd & I have been with Todd's dad 24/7 since we brought him back to his home last Wednesday.

 

That wasn't our original plan, but that's what we decided is best for us right now. 

 

Liz made it home Thursday.

She hadn't been able to come home since last Christmas.

We're very thankful she could be here.

 

What's coming is all in the Lord's hands and timing.

We could not get through this without Him.

And we appreciate all your prayers, notes & support so much!

Thank you.

 

 


 

quick note: all clubs through 2/4/21 have host codes opened and noted in my Events

 


 

 

Use host code Z7ZFUMUW with a $60 online order this month for a free gift from me!

 

 


SAB 2021 Cover

 

Sale-a-Bration (SAB) started today, and unlike the past [quite a few years!], it will last 2 months, rather than 3. (AND there will be another one in July/August.)

 

So I'm gonna have to adjust our club/hostess schedule for those SAB hostesses I have set up for March.

 

Here's the brochure you can view online if you haven't received one yourself: SAB BROCHURE

 

REMINDER: these exclusive SAB items can only be EARNED--not purchased--with a qualifying order. (example: a $100 order can earn 2 Level 1 items OR 1 Level 2 item....The purchase required for an item is indicated with a colored starburst next to the item.)

 

  • SHOP - Earn exclusive items with every $50 purchase ORDER. SHOP HERE
  • HOST - Host a party (or place a personal order) of $300 or more, and you'll also receive the exclusive photopolymer stamp set PUNCH PARTY. Online orders of $300 or more, will automatically receive the set. If you'd like a party, contact me to schedule.
  • JOIN - Join my Dazzling Demos team and receive (5) full packs of new DSP Color Stacks (in Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, & 2020-2022 In Colors) JOIN HERE

 

 


 

 

JanJune Mini 2021

 

The New January-June 2021 Mini Catalog went LIVE today, too!

 

You can view it online here: JAN-JUNE MINI CATALOG

 

 

 

I'll be back with samples as soon as I'm able.

 

Have a good day!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Stepping Back for Family Matters

 

Hey peeps--

 

Just checking in to let you know I will be absent again for awhile.

 

Todd's dad has chosen to go home from the hospital with hospice care and to be with family.

 

He will be my focus.

 

 

Hopefully you receive your Sale-a-Bration (SAB) and Jan-June Catalogs soon.

 

SAB starts January 5.

I'll try to post online versions here when it goes Live.

 

Our family would really appreciate your prayers.

Thanks so much!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Facebook Easy Way to Mount Stamps AND a Mix of Retiring Faves & NEW Products

 

It's Live! day!!!

 

I referred to an announcement from Stampin' Up! regarding Whisper White products in my Live!

Here's the information:

 

WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK

 

Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White!

The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple!

What does this mean for you?

With Whisper White going out of production, this means a number of Whisper White products will be affected. Below is a list of all products that will be replaced with our new Basic White cardstock. These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order.

  • Whisper White 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302)
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527)
  • Whisper White 3" x 3" (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes (145829)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock (100730)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Thick Cardstock (140272)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301)

 

Order here: 

 

Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. This means that some Whisper White and Basic White products may be available at the same time. Additionally, due to the nature of sourcing, some Basic White products may not be available before the Whisper White products sell out. Please know that we are working on getting these products available to you as fast as possible.

Since this change is outside our control, we haven’t been able to tackle all necessary alterations at once. You may still see the name Whisper White on some of our non-cardstock product labels, catalog, and marketing material for a while. We will be working on a rolling change to address this.

 

Here's a video about Whisper White vs Basic White:

 

 

Here's a flyer with the new Basic White products.

 

 


 
 
Here's the rest of my Live! info:
 
 
I shared a REALLY simple way to mount/line up stamps with their stickers!
 
I showed this once before, but I needed refresher with all my new stuff coming in!!
 
 
PLUS, I shared a project with some retiring faves and BRAND NEW products from the upcoming Mini Catalogs!
 
 
My Live! winner from a couple weeks ago was Debbie Green. Congrats Debbie!
 
 
 
Here's my Live!:
 


 
 
Here are my measurements:
 
Whisper White for the Many Messages stamp: 5 1/2" x 6 1/2"
 
Pizza Box DSP:
* 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" (1)
* 3/4" x 3 1/4" (4)
Ribbon: 24"
 
 
Here are products:
 
#144645 Whisper White Pizza Boxes (8), $6, pg 152 Annual Catalog
#153527 Plaid Tidings DSP, $11.50, pg 57 Mini Catalog
#153444 Snowflake Wishes, $26 [bundle #155172, $55.75], pg 38
#153550 1 1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon, $8, pg 53
#153543 Glitter Star Ornaments, $8, pg 9
 
UPCOMING PRODUCT
#156272 Many Messages bundle, $50.25, pg 35 JAN-JUNE 2021 (Jan 5)
 

 

 

Order here:

 

 

Have a wonderful day!!!

 

 

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Find your deals--Year End Closeout!!

 

Good morning!!

 

Here are pics and links to all the products retiring.

 

Remember, if you place a $60 online order with host code XKG6RJ3S, I'll have a free gift for you from the new catalog. (Resin Hearts embellishments will mail after I receive my 1/5/2021 order.)

 

 

Tag Buffet Project Kit
$30.00
$15.00
Mini Coffee Carrier
$5.00
$2.50
Gift Bow Builder Punch
$18.00
$14.40
Detailed Dove Dies
$33.00
$29.70
Beaded Pearls
$8.00
$4.00
Nativity Dies
$28.00
$14.00
Joy Dies
$32.00
$22.40
Fireside Dies
$35.00
$24.50
Sweetest Borders Dies
$34.00
$23.80
Home Together Dies
$34.00
$23.80
Moose Punch
$18.00
Jingle Bells
$5.00
$2.50
North Pole Wonder Dies
$31.00
$21.70
Envelopes  Dies
$36.00
$21.60
Pine Woods Dies
$36.00
$25.20
Acorn Trinkets
$8.00
$4.00
Autumn Punch Pack
$39.00
$31.20
Gathered Leaves Dies
$26.00
$13.00
Autumn Essentials Dies
$34.00
$20.40
Iridescent Pearls
$7.50
$3.75
Halloween Magic Dies
$31.00
$21.70
Rectangle Tins
$12.00
$8.40
Peek-A-Hoot Dies
$34.00
$20.40
Snowflake Sequins
$6.00
$3.00
Menagerie Dies
$36.00
$21.60
Round Tins
$12.00
$8.40
Freezin' Friends Dies
$29.00
$20.30
Little Treat Box Dies
$38.00
$26.60

 

 

Have fun saving!!

 

 

 

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Steph

 

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Year End Closeout starts TOMORROW!

 

Good morning!!

 

Stampin' Up! published the lists of Mini Catalog products that both are carrying forward AND retiring!

 

The retiring list has some discounts on it that start tomorrow: Download Holiday2020-retiring-list

 

The carrying forward items are separated into 2 LISTS--1 will be available when the new ANNUAL Catalog comes out; the other will be available again with NEXT year's Holiday Catalog: Download Year-End-Closeout-carryover-by page number

 

 

Also this month, when you place a $60 order using host code XKG6RJ3S, you'll get a new embellishment from me--adorable little Resin Hearts in the New Janauary-June Mini Catalog! (Gifts will mail after my 1/5/2021 order is received.)

Resin Hearts

 

 

Here are some of the retiring items:

 

Tags Buffet Project Kit, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Tags Buffet Kit

 

Joy of Sharing Kit, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Joy of Sharing Kit

 

Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP

 

Tree Angle, Stitched Triangles Dies, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Tree Angle set & All the Trimmings Embellishments

 

Warm Hugs bundle, Jingle Bells, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Warm Hugs bundle & Jingle Bells

 

Coming Home bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Coming Home bundle

 

Cherish the Season bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Cherish the Season bundle

 

Warm & Toasty, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Warm & Toasty set & Heartwarming Hugs DSP

 

Beautiful Autumn, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Beautiful Autumn, trinkets, ribbon, punches

 

Love of Leaves bundle, Plaid Tidings, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Love of Leaves is carrying forward! PLAID TIDINGS DSP IS NOT! :(

 

 

Don't miss out on your favorites!!

 

Have a wonderful day!!

 

 

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Steph

 

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My $52 Shopping Spree Winner!!

 

Shopping Spree Winner

 

 

Thank you to ALL of you for your orders and participating in my birthday month!

 

I did my randomizer and found that JAMIE ROSE is my Shopping Spree Winner!!

 

CONGRATULATIONS JAMIE!!!

 

 

Oh--I have one other announcement that I don't think I've made!!

 

When the Jan-June 2021 Catalog goes live on January 5, the MINI STAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE will be available to order!

 

Stampin Cut & Emboss

 

If you want it SOONER than that, you can sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and order during our preorder period that starts today!!

 

JOIN HERE!

 

 

 

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Facebook Live! with So Much Happy

 

Live! Day!!!

 
 
FIRST, the 24-hour sale on 790 of the 864 items in the Annual Catalog has been EXTENDED to midnight tonight, 11/25, Mountain Time!
 
$52 Shopping for a $52 shopping spree (chance): https://bit.ly/CodeNR2S94WZ
Exclusions List (NOT part of the sale): https://bit.ly/EXcluSIONS
 
 
SECOND, I wanted to stamp with non-Christmas today and share a fun embellishment.
 
I chose the celebration set SO MUCH HAPPY and the Glitter Star Ornaments. So fun!!
 
 
My Live! winners from last week were Marcia Hill and Marilyn Otte. Congrats girls!
 
 
 


 
 
 
Here are my measurements:
 
Coastal Cabana card base: 4 1/4" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2"
Early Espresso: 1 3/8" x 4 7/8" and 1 1/2" x 2 5/8"
Mango Melody: 1 1/4" x 4 3/4"
Whisper White: 1 3/8" x 2 1/2"
 
Whisper White card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 4 1/4"
Soft Seafoam: 4" x 5 1/4"
Pear Pizzazz: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Pumpkin Pie: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Night of Navy: 2" x 3 1/2"
 
 
Products used:
 
#146276 Stamparatus, $49, pg 164 Annual Catalog
#149621 Small Grid Paper, $6.50, pg 164
#152624 So Much Love, $20 (bundle: #154076, $45.75), pg 45
#143720 2 1/4" Circle Punch, $18, pg 165
#133782 2" Circle Punch, $18, pg 165
#138299 1 1/2" Circle Punch, $16, pg 165
#153543 Glitter Star Ornaments, $8, pg 9 Mini Catalog
 

 

Have a wonderful day!!

 

 

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