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Do you want to build a Snowman?

Today’s the day! The holiday catalog is now LIVE – let the fun begin. And what’s more fun than building a snowman? The best part about this snowman is you don’t even need snow! How great is that?

Snowman Season bundle
Item #152337 – $32.25

This adorable card was made with the new Snowman Season bundle featuring the Snowman Season stamp set and Snowman builder punch.

The card base is Pretty Peacock cut to 5.5″ x 8.5″ and folded in half. Cut a piece of Noble Peacock Foil sheets in Pretty Peacock to 5.25″ x 4″ place it into the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot. Stamp the Snowman on Whisper White card stock and punch out with matching punch. Punch out hat from Basic Black card stock and twig arms from Early Espresso card stock. Attach to snow man. Use Real Red curly ribbon to tie scarf around snowman and adhere Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to hat. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp greeting in Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink and use Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And Voila! You built a Snowman!

The products used in this card are available for sale on my website – just click here to order. If you are ordering less than $150 I would appreciate it if you would please use host code DSC24VXX when placing your order. If you are order over $150 in products please take advantage of the host benefits to earn free products (and if you do over over $150 let’s talk – you may want to join Stampin’ Up! to save money AND take advantage of all the great benefits!). Happy Stampin’.

Products used to make card shown above
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Need a hand this spooky season?

Spooky season is coming up. Are you ready or could you use a hand with prepping goodies for all the little ghosts and goblins on your list? Well Paper Pumpkin has just what you need to get ready!

September’s Paper Pumpkin is sure to be “Spooktacular”

Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy! Knowing you might like “a hand” with your frightful festivities, they designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with you in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

But don’t get left the dark this Halloween. You must subscribe by September 10 to get in on the fun. Click here to subscribe today!

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Who loves plaid?

Well it’s been a while but I am back and determined to keep up to date with my blog! August was a busy month – lots of family fun, activities, and of course the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog pre-order period. The new holiday catalog is just full of wonderful new stamp sets, punches and embellishments and I have been busy playing with all the new items!

One of my favorites is the new Perfectly Plaid bundle. The stamp set and punch make it easy for all levels of crafters to create beautiful, one of a kind holiday cards in minutes. Pair the stamp set with the new Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink and you have a “Wow” card in the making.

To make this card, start with a Shaded Spruce card base cut to 5.5″ by 8.5 ” and fold in half. Next take a piece of Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3″ by 5.5″. Adhere the DSP to the card base. On a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 2.5″ by 5.5″ punch out the tree shape. Stamp the “Merry Christmas ” greeting in Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink and add red rhinestones for a bit of sparkle. Adhere piece to DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Perfectly Plaid Bundle, Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, and Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink will be available beginning September 4th. You can order your own right from my web site by clicking here. If your order is under $150 I would appreciate it if you would use host code DSC24VXX when ordering. If your order is over $150 please take advantage of the host benefits for yourself (and let’s talk about joining Stampin’ Up! so you can save money and enjoy all the benefits of membership! Happy Stampin!

Products used for the card shown above
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Virginia’s Tax Free Shopping Weekend is here!

The Virginia 3-day sales tax holiday starts Friday, August 2nd at 12:01 am and ends Sunday, August 4th at 11:59 pm. During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies ($20 or less per item) without paying sales tax. Many of our Stampin’ Up! items qualify for this exemption.  If you need adhesives, markers, watercolor pencils and more now is the time to stock up.  See below for a list of qualifying Stampin’ Up! products and order your items here.

If you are placing an order greater than $150, I want you to redeem all the Stampin’ Rewards you’ve earned. Yay! If your order is less than $150, I’d love for you to add the following Host Code so I can bundle your order with others to receive rewards.

The August Host Code is: AF7W7MQV

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My Journey

My first cards were not very good – in fact they were pretty laughable but we all need to start somewhere right?  As I continued with my cardmaking journey, I became more confident in my abilities and had so much fun creating – not just cards but decorations, gift times, and gift packaging.  Then I went to my first Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  Oh my goodness – what a fantastic experience.  Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are some of the friendliest people you could ever hope to meet.  Everyone was so supportative and encouraging; sharing ideas, swapping cards, and giving advice.  I left On Stage with a new sense of purpose and a burning desire to share my passion with others. 

It’s been a long journey – with many highs and some lows.  Growing a business is a slow process, with successes coming in little spurts just when I need them.  Working a full time gig to pay the bills while trying to grow my Stampin’ Up! business on the side is not easy.  I worry about finding the right balance for me.  Some days it’s a struggle and some days not.  On days when I struggle I remember that God has a plan for me and I need to trust that plan.  As soon as I remember to cast my cares to God and trust in Him I always get a little spurt to keep me going.  And this is how I know I am on the right path.

Lately I have felt I am on the verge of a big breakthrough – I can feel it, I can envision it, so I just need to be patient and wait for it.  I absolutely LOVE what I do.  Creating is so good for the soul and helps keep the mind active.  In a world that is increasing becoming disengaged, sending someone a hand written note on a beautiful handmade card is so powerful.  Family and friends who have received a card from me have told me how much it meant to them because they know how much I care.

So won’t you join me on this journey?  You can join me in one of several ways:

  • Attend one of my monthly studio classes
  • Join my team
  • Order my August On Line class featuring the versatile Waterfront Stamp Set
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Crafty Foxes

If you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! now is the perfect time to join my team. During July and August if you sign up as a new demonstrator you will get an extra $30 of product in your starter kit AND a $10 coupon to use the following month! That means you can get $155 in product for just $99 (plus tax) and shipping is FREE! Plus you will get a $10 coupon to use the following month when you place an order.

As a member of the Crafty Foxes team you will get:

  • 20% discount on all your orders – no coupon needed (and the ability to increase that to 25%)
  • Earn additional income of up to another 18% of your total sales
  • VIP access to new product releases and pre-order before they hit the streets
  • Earn free stamps with various promotions
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips, and more
  • Receive Stampin’ Success magazine on a quarterly basis

Plus a a member of the Crafty Foxes creative team, you get extra special perks.  I am passionate about what I do and want to help you achieve your goals, from learning new stamping techniques or building a stamping empire!

  • Monthly team gathering in Leesburg, VA with stamping and sharing PLUS Facebook live options for long distance team members
  • Team Facebook Group
  • Team recognition and incentives throughout the year

So whether  you are a hobbyist or more business minded Stampin’ Up! has something for everyone.  What are  you waiting for?  Join my Crafty Foxes creative team today!

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BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!

YES – Bonus Days are here again! During the month of July – for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed in August. How fun is that?! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August. Win! Win!

For every order you place, you will receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August. Yay! You can shop my website here