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Beyond Papercrafting

Just a few weeks ago my Stampin’ Up! order was delivered. For some reason, I included a package of window sheets in my order. Window sheets are a great resource for making shaker cards, which really aren’t my favorite type to make. I put the order away and forgot about the window sheets which I knew I most likely won’t use – at least not any time soon.

One day, as I ‘m watching the news I keep hearing these inspirational stories of people who are sewing face masks or using 3D printers to print PPE and I thought to myself I wish I could do something to help. Suddenly – I had a light bulb moment – I have a sewing machine, some bias binding and WINDOW SHEETS! I bet I can make a face shield with those!

So I grabbed my sewing machine, my bias binding and my window sheets. It took a little bit of trial and error but I think I figured it out. The window sheets come in 12″ x 12″ sheets, which I trimmed down to 7″ x 12″, I sewed some bias binding along one 12″ edge and used my detailed trio punch to round the corners of the (now) bottom 12″ edge. And voila! A face shield that can be donated to those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you want to make some you can order the window sheets here. The sheets are sold in a package of 2 for $5. Let’s see how many we can make to help those who are doing so much to help us! Happy crafting!

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Making a Difference – The COVID 19 Product Give Back

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in its global communities and caring about people first. As part of its Making a Difference program they are offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

For just $12 you can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts. Your purchase will help support The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund and United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. You can learn more about WHO here and more about United Way here.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from demonstrators and customers! You can use the download in your card making and paper crafting projects. Simply print the imagery on card stock and cut it out using Stampin’ UP!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are all physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

You can purchase your Share Sunshine PDF here until June 2, 2020.

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Why join?

Hello Friends – it’s been a while since I have posted but I wanted to take this opportunity to explain a bit more about purchasing the Starter Kit and signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

  • Do you get a feeling of dread when the option to purchase the starter kit is offered to you?
  • Do you avoid making eye contact when joining Stampin’ Up! is mentioned? 
  • Are thinking “Ugh – I don’t want to listen to this now!”

Well I get it! I was the same way until I took the time to really understand what it is all about.

Purchasing the starter kit is about getting the best deal out there with absolutely no further obligations.  Yes you read that correctly – purchase of the starter kit does not come with any strings attached!

So why purchase it?  At the bare minimum, it is $125 in product for $99 (plus tax), a 20% discount over catalog prices, with a continuing 20% discount through your first full quarter.  So, if you plan to purchase at least $75 or more in product or want all the freebies that come with the starter kit during Sale-a-Bration, it is so worth it.

After the initial purchase of the starter kit, you have a few options:

  1. Enjoy the products you purchased at a discount and call it good
  2. Use your ongoing 20% discount through the end of June – no strings
  3. Stay on as a hobby demonstrator. These demonstrators (which I was for a long time) purchase their products using their discounts, maybe hold a class once in a while to assist with meeting their quarterly minimum of $300 or maybe have a friend or family member who orders from them so they can craft together 
  4. Earn extra money by creating your very own small business.  This is great for stay-at-home moms, retirees, or anyone who is looking for a little something income

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator has a lot of great benefits – trips, meetings, creative ideas just to name a few!  One of my personal favorites is making new friends and teaching them the joys of creating.  If you want to learn more, drop me an email at craftyklock@gmail.com.  I just want to share this incredible opportunity with you and answer any questions you have.  I promise it will be pressure free and worth your time.  Happy Stampin!

Look at all you can get during Sale-A-Bration for just $99 plus tax

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This is it!

Oh my goodness – I am so excited! The weekend for On the Craft Train 2 is finally here! I have been preparing for this show for months and now I’m ready (almost) to go. With over 100 vendors it’s sure to be a lot of fun. I hope you can stop by this weekend and visit my booth.

The fun begins on Saturday at 9 am until 4 pm and repeats on Sunday. See you at the Martinsburg Roundhouse, 100 East Liberty St, Martinsburg, WV. If you tell me you saw my blog post I will give you a free card!

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In Memory

Today is a day that will live on in my memory for the rest of my life.  18 years ago we as a country experienced the horrific events of 9/11.  We must always remember those who perished that day and do our best to honor their memory.

So in memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11 today I challenge you to engage in an act of kindness.  Purchase a cup of coffee for the person in line behind you; hold open the door for someone; smile and wish someone a good morning.  Just be nice to everyone you meet today.

I think that is the best way we can honor the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11.

KINDNESS MATTERS – pass it on.