Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 Holiday Catalog Open House (Sept 2nd & 3rd)


Please join me Friday, September 2nd or Saturday, September 3rd, to welcome the
NEW 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog
at my home in Colorado Springs!!!
(if you're not local or can't come, please read the last section at the bottom)
• Pick up your FREE 2016 Holiday Catalog
Bring a friend and get a FREE GIFT for both you and your friend!
• Enjoy FREE Make & Take Projects
• See NEW Designer Series Papers & Product Suites
Bring a camera to capture creative inspiration!
You don't have to stay the whole time, just pop in somewhere during the open times. If you're not going to show up right when it starts, let me know when to expect you :-)
You must RSVP to reserve your spot and your supplies.

Friday, September 2nd from 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday, September 3rd from 12:30pm - 4:30pm
RSVP HERE

Please choose a session from the dates/times above, and click the link to RSVP. Set your Time Zone, enter the Quantity of people you'd like to RSVP for (RSVP individually for each party who would like to receive their own reminders), then click on the date you'd like to attend, in the calendar that shows up.
WANT CATALOGS, BUT CAN'T COME TO THE EVENT?
No problem!!! Email me to make arrangements for your catalog pick up, or delivery. Customers who have made a Stampin' Up! purchase through me recently can expect a FREE catalog upon request! Others, including locals who choose delivery in lieu of pick up, may be asked to cover mailing costs. (USA only)

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and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

NEW: Monthly Class Offerings (including Stamp Club!)

I've been working behind the scenes (and through my kitty's roller coastering health issues) to come up with a plan for offering classes that will be much more predictable and (I hope) easier to understand. As there is interest, I am happy to add more classes, or help you Host your own Workshop/Party. Just email me and I'll see what I can do for you!

With my new class offerings, there's something for everyone, whether you can come craft at my local Events, or you want to participate from home! I am planning to create PDFs with instructions, which link to walkthrough videos, and other resources and ideas relevant to each class, and these will go on sale as Digital ONLY Class Kits after the physical class is held. Each participant of a physical class will also get a complimentary copy of the Digital version of their class. For some events, Class Kits to Go will be offered, which will include consumable supplies sent via USPS, as well as email delivery of the Digital instructions/resources.

Starting in September, I am generally scheduling 4 events per month, on Fridays and Saturdays, with start times at 12:30pm. All of these events will be held at my home. Here's how that will typically look...

FIRST Friday/Saturday of the Month: Workshop or Open House
SECOND Friday/Saturday of the Month: Card Class
THIRD Friday/Saturday of the Month: Product-Based Class
FOURTH Friday/Saturday of the Month: Stamp Club Session

Workshop or Open House
The first event of any given month will generally be a Workshop, unless a new catalog or special product/line is coming out, in which case the event will be an Open House. A Workshop will include a demonstration of 3-4 projects, and one or two Make & Takes. A limited number of Workshop Class Kits to Go will be available for order through the weekend of each Workshop as a pre-order item, and mailed out after I receive delivery of the supply products from Stampin' Up!. Digital ONLY Class instructions/references will be available for sale online after the event is held, and a complimentary copy will be emailed to those who have purchased a Class Kit to Go. An Open House will be a display of samples and products from the upcoming catalog(s), with one or two hands-on projects available. (There are no Class Kits to Go or Digital ONLY Class Kits available for an Open House...it is a physical attendance based event only.) Both these event types are FREE but I do require an RSVP through my Customer Events Page no less than 24 hours in advance, to reserve your project supplies.

Card Class
The second event of any given month will generally be a Card Class. You will make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), and your fee includes an envelope for each card. This class fee is set at a flat $20. RSVP through registration (with payment) on my Customer Events Page no less than 24 hours in advance, to reserve your project supplies. A limited number of Card Class Kits to Go will be available for order through the weekend of each class as a pre-order item, and mailed out after Stampin' Up! supplies are delivered to me. Card Class Digital ONLY instructions/references will be available for sale Online after the event is held, and a complimentary copy will be emailed to those who paid for the in-person class or purchased a Class Kit to Go.

Product-Based Class
The third event of any given month will generally be a Product-Based Class. For this class type, you will need to order several items from my ONLINE STORE in time for them to be delivered to you--then you bring those items to enjoy a class I've created around them. RSVP through registration (with payment of a $6 supply fee) on my Customer Events Page no less than 24 hours in advance, to reserve your project supplies. The supply fee is to help cover the cost of items used for the projects, that you didn't buy and bring to class. Although the class for every product or group of products will look a little bit different, I envision this class content to be around 10-12 cards, or perhaps a couple fewer cards at times when a 3D projects are planned. Digital ONLY Classes will be offered for sale after the physical event, and a complimentary copy will be emailed to class registrants after the physical class is held. NO Class Kit to Go is available for this class type.

Stamp Club Session (more details on THIS POST)
The fourth event of any given month will generally be a Stamp Club Session. Members (and Non-Member Guests) of my Monthly Stamp Club may opt to join me during this event, to get a Technique sheet including a Try-It practice piece, and 2-3 simple projects. Members will pay a nominal supply fee of $3, Non-Member Guests may commit to a minimum $30 purchase towards that month's Club sales and make the projects for the same $3 supply fee. (ONLINE Members and Non-Member Guests alike can get a Class Kit to Go for the nominal $3 fee, if they purchase $30 towards that month's Club sales...and they will get not only the consumable supplies for the projects in the mail, but also a complimentary copy of the Digital ONLY version of the class via email.) Non-Member Guests who wish to attend the physical class but do not wish to make a minimum $30 purchase, may register for the in-person Club Session for a fee of $15 (payable to Demonstrator, not applied toward Club sales), however, NO Class Kits to Go will be available without a $30 minimum purchase.  

TIP: it's super easy to double-dip each month with the Product-Based Class and the Stamp Club Session...simply apply that month's Stamp Club Host Code to your Product-Based Class purchase, and you can get BOTH the Product-Based Class and the Stamp Club Session for the nominal supply fees of only $12 total!!!

Check out my Customer Events Page and register for an event, or two, or MORE, today!

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE,

and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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NEW Monthly Stamp Club (Trial Run from Sept thru Dec 2016)

THIS IS TIME SENSITIVE: I plan to only have 2 groups with 4 slots available each, for a total of ONLY EIGHT MEMBERS who can get in on this Trial Run, and at least TWO folks have already expressed interest in joining. Your Membership is secured on a first-come first-served basis, based on when I receive your completed and signed Stamp Club Contract. Anyone can always participate as a Non-Member, you just won't receive the extra perk of Host Benefits/Stampin' Rewards.

What is a Monthly Stamp Club, and Why Would I Want to Join?
A Monthly Stamp Club is based on a number of people committing to purchase a minimum amount of product over a specified commitment period, during which period each member gets assigned one month to receive Host Benefits/Stampin' Rewards based on the total sales amount. The minimum order total which qualifies for Host Benefits/Stampin' Rewards is $150 here in the U.S., so each month of the commitment period there will need to be enough sales from Members to reach at least that amount.

For instance, with a Stamp Club commitment period of 6 months, there would be space for 6 Members--because each Member needs to get a month when they get to Host. With 6 Members for a 6-month commitment period, each Member would need to purchase a minimum of $25 in product (before shipping/handling and taxes, after any applied discounts), so the sales total for the month would reach at least $150, which qualifies for Host Benefits/Stampin' Rewards. A 5-month club commitment period would mean 5 Members, with a minimum $30 purchase from each person. A 4-month club commitment period would mean 4 Members, with a minimum $75 purchase from each person, and so on.*

*If you're noticing that my Trial Run is only 4 months with 4 Members in each Club, for only $30 from each Member monthly, it's because I will be the shadow 5th Member of each Club...making up the $30 commitment for each group if/when necessary to reach the minimum $150 in sales each month, but I will NOT receive HOST benefits in any month.

ADDITIONAL PERKS:
  • Monthly Stamp Club Member receives a FREE Annual Catalog, and any Seasonal Catalogs which are released during their Club commitment period.
  • Monthly Stamp Club Members can choose to attend a special Stamp Club Session for a nominal supply fee of only $3. A Class Kit to Go may be reserved by Monthly Stamp Club Members for the same $3 fee! (this means you can be a Monthly Stamp Club Member by MAIL!)
  • Non-Member Monthly Stamp Club Guests may choose to make the monthly Stamp Club minimum $30 purchase, and attend the local class for the same $3 supply fee, OR they may choose to attend the Stamp Club Session for a flat $15 fee. However, NO Class Kit to Go is available to Non-Members, that perk is ONLY for Members.
  • Monthly Stamp Club Members receive a FREE Digital ONLY Class Kit for every Stamp Club Session during their commitment, whether or not they choose to attend. Our Club Session will always contain at least one Technique sheet, with instructions and a place to adhere a sample piece. That sheet will be included in the Digital ONLY Class Kit, so you can print it at home!
  • Monthly Stamp Club Members receive special recognition during their birthday month.
  • Monthly Stamp Club Member receive discounts on SNAIL Adhesive Runners and Refills (only applies to purchases from Kimberley Morris, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator).

GREAT, HOW DO I JOIN?!?
So glad you asked ;-) Just print out, fill out, sign, and return this Stamp Club Contract! You can scan it and email it to me, or contact me if you'd like to drop it by, put it in the mail, or FAX it to me. Membership is limited, and is assigned in the order I receive fully filled-out and signed forms with appropriate and complete payment information.

Disclaimer: Part of the terms of your Monthly Stamp Club Membership is that you must place your order(s) through my ONLINE STORE. This carries a minimum shipping fee of $6.95 per order, but it allows you to place your order all the way up to the second to last day of the month, which also means your Guests for the month you HOST can place orders practically all month, and those orders ship separately to each person's home so they can live anywhere in the U.S.! This also means you can choose to place an order for a monthly Product-Based Class under a Monthly Stamp Club Host Code, and basically double-dip by qualifying to attend local classes (or get Class Kits to Go), and FREE Digital ONLY Class Kits!

Still have questions?? Just drop me an email!

and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Bundle (Aug 2-31 While Supplies Last!)

There is a NEW Limited Edition stamp set that will be available from August 2nd through 31st (or while supplies last). The stamp set is called Thoughtful Branches, and there are coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits...which you can also purchase together in the Thoughtful Branches BUNDLE.
(click on either of the images below to see the PDF flyer)


Stampin' Up! has created a set of projects with PDF instructions using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle, you can see those projects pictured below. When you order the Thoughtful Branches stamp set, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, or the Thoughtful Branches BUNDLE (stamp set + dies) from me, I will email you that set of instructions for FREE!


I've also been saving Pins of ideas using this set, you can check them out below:


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and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Monday, August 1, 2016

August Step It Up Blog Hop - Foxy Little Reindeer


Welcome to the August 2016 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The idea is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. The basic version of my card is one we made in a Christmas in July card class this past weekend, featuring the Foxy Friends stamp set. Very simple and easy to reproduce, with a little bit of shiny Clear Wink of Stella on the hooves and antlers.


My stepped up version uses the coordinating Fox Builder Punch...which you can actually get together with the stamp set at a 10% discount in the Foxy Friends BUNDLE. I used the punch to pop up the little reindeer head, and I think it looks a billion times cuter!!! Of course, lacquering the hearts and the little nose with the Fine Tip Glue Pen adds bling, along with the Gold Wink of Stella on the antlers and hooves. Using Shimmery White card stock for the stamping layer reflects light into the images and makes them brighter, too. It doesn't hurt that I threw the deeper Bermuda Bay color into the stepped up version, for a bit more contrast.


Stampin' Supplies: Foxy Friends stamp set, Oh What Fun stamp set, Fox Builder Punch, Pool Party card stock and ink, Bermuda Bay card stock and ink, Real Red card stock and ink, Crumb Cake ink, Soft Suede ink, Whisper White card stock, Sparkle embossing folder, Basic Black striped Baker's Twine, Clear Wink of Stella, Gold Wink of Stella, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensional.

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Julie's blog next, and see what stamping magic she's come up with this month...


Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE,

and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sort of TBT with Number of Years

I wanted to quickly share a few cards I made yesterday with a new stamping friend :-D While you can still purchase the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Numbers Framelits, the Designer Series Papers and ribbons/twine on the following cards are retired from the recent 2016 Occasions catalog. I don't like to get you all excited about stuff I can't sell you anymore, but all the inks and card stocks and punches and stuff I used are still available, so I think you can still at least use these layout ideas:




Oh, and in the new 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, you can get an alphabet in the same style--Letters for You stamp set--and a coordinating set of Large Letters Framelits! {TIP: buy the Letters for You BUNDLE and get both the stamp set AND the framelits at 10% OFF!}

By the way, these cards were inspired by designs from other demonstrators...my new stamping friend's daughter sent me pictures of a few cards she made with a demonstrator on the East Coast, and she asked if I could make them here in Colorado Springs with her mom. It was a fun way to spend a few hours, and to christen my as yet uninked Number of Years stamp set!

P.S.: I tried a little different setup for my photos on this post...
leave a comment and tell me if you like the cleaner look!

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~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

You Light Up My Life with Fireflies!

I participated in a color challenge over the weekend, we could ONLY use the colors Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, (those are all included in the 2016-18 In Color Collection) and also Basic Black and Whisper White. I interpreted Whisper White to include our Shimmery White card stock, and used that for my card:


I used only the Jar of Love stamp set on this card, without even using any of the jars! I didn't use the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits on this card, but did you know you can get those in a BUNDLE with the stamp set for 10% OFF? Check out all the stamps you get in the stamp set alone...


To get the top and bottom wash on my card, I used an Aquapainter and some ink that I squeezed onto the lids of my ink pads. The Shimmery White card stock is not meant for watercolor, so I dabbed my first layer of washes with a paper towel to get most of the moisture off, then swiped a few streaks more of concentrated ink over the top to give it a little more depth. Then I used my Heat Tool on setting 1, to dry the Shimmery White card stock so I could stamp the rest.

I accented the firefly wings with Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, and dabbed over the glow of the firefly with Clear Wink of Stella. Sometimes, it's hard to get a good picture of glittery, shimmery stuff, and I think this card looks way cooler in person :-) And finally, I ran the card base through the Big Shot with our new Seaside Embossing Folder...very subtle texture, since most of it's covered, but I think it was a good add. What would you make if you could only use these colors (plus black and white)?


Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE,

and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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