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Sunday, March 22, 2015

How to Sale-a-Brate in 10 Days or Less!

Because you have less than 10 days left!!! First, a quick apology...I finally got to feeling better, started catching up and making plans, and then all of a sudden had an awful allergic reaction that pretty much incapacitated me for over a week! I'm not purposefully ignoring you, I promise. I'm still having setbacks, but also bursts of energy, so I thought I'd try to line everything up for you in one final Sale-a-Bration post, so you can cash in before it ends on March 31st!!! To recap, there are THREE ways to Sale-a-Brate: 1) you get to choose one FREE Sale-a-Bration Item for every $50 in merchandise you purchase, 2) you get $25 extra in FREE merchandise of your choice as a Host of a Party with at least $250 in sales, and 3) when you Become a Demonstrator you may either choose (2) FREE Sale-a-Bration Items or choose a FREE Project Kit from a selection.

Click HERE To Place Your Sale-a-Bration Order NOW
(if ordering on Christine's Workshop, use Hostess Code: C4M4FSDH by 3/30,
if ordering on Sheri's Workshop, use Hostess Code: E6EUM99F by 3/30)

Before going further, there have been some product changes and updates you should know about. Blendabilities alcohol markers are no longer available to choose as FREE Sale-a-Bration Items, as that product line has been discontinued for now. Stampin' Up! learned of manufacturer's defects which could not be remedied in the foreseeable future. Due to these items no longer being available, an increased demand for the remaining FREE Sale-a-Bration Items has been forecasted. As a result, you will want to take note that FREE Sale-a-Bration Items are now available only while supplies last--with the exception of STAMP SETS! (Stampin' Up! manufactures their own sets, so they will be available on demand.) The following PDF shows the items which are currently available for order as FREE Sale-a-Bration Items:



OHHHH Yeahhhhhh, and before I forget, here is a winner of a choice for something fun, ON SALE FOR $5 OFF...which immediately qualifies you for one FREE Sale-a-Bration Item!!! Buy a Paper Pumpkin Prepaid 3-Month Subscription, and enjoy your freebie, PLUS THREE MONTHS OF PROJECTS delivered to your door!


That said, I'd like to dedicate the rest of this post to giving you a closer look at each of your Limited Edition FREE Sale-a-Bration Item choices, by sharing projects featured on Stampin' Up! blog posts. Clicking on each picture will open a window with the original blog post where the sample was shared, and more samples made with the FREE Item (where available):

Best Day Ever Stamp Set (Set of 9 stamps, 139091 Wood-Mount, 139094 Clear-Mount,
139238 French* *Clear-Mount Only)
Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper 138633 (12 sheets of 12"x12" paper: 2 ea of 6 double-sided designs. Colors: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede.)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack 138634 (5 yds ea 1/4" polyester ribbon in Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, plus 24 buttons, 4 ea of 3 colors, in 2 sizes.)

Click Picture to See More Samples!

Big Day Stamp Set - This is actually my personal favorite of the FREE sets!
(Set of 5 stamps, 139109 Wood-Mount, 139112 Clear-Mount,
139257 Spanish*, 139250 French*)

Click Picture to See More Samples!

You Brighten My Day Stamp Set
(Set of 9 stamps, 139103 Wood-Mount, 139106 Clear-Mount, 139247 French*)
Coordinates With: Banner Punch, What's Up Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack,
Note Tag Punch

Click Picture to See More Samples!

Simply Wonderful Stamp Set
(Set of 7 stamps, 139125 Wood-Mount, 139128 Clear-Mount, 139262 French*)

Click Picture to See More Samples!

Lotus Blossom Stamp Set - available in Photopolymer ONLY
(Set of 7 stamps, 139143 English, 139525 Spanish, 139274 French)

Click Picture to See More Samples!

A Happy Thing Stamp Set
(Set of 4 stamps, 139131 Wood-Mount, 139134 Clear-Mount, 139271 French*)

Click Picture to See My Blog Post

For Being You Stamp Set
(Set of 4 stamps, 139117 Wood-Mount, 139120 Clear-Mount, 139259 French*)

Click to See More Samples!

Nature's Perfection Stamp Set
(Set of 5 stamps, 139097 Wood-Mount, 139100 Clear-Mount)

Click to See More Samples!

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack 138639
Coordinates with Nature's Perfection Stamp Set, ideal for coloring from back side to highlight images!
(24 sheets: 6" x 6" translucent vellum, 2 ea of 12 one-sided designs)

Click to See More Samples!

Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper 138635
Glossy white pattern resists color; use markers, sponges, spritzers, etc.
(12 sheets: 12" x 12" card-paper stock, 2 ea of 6 designs)

Click to See More Samples!

This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection 138636
Designed for use with Project Life memory keeping system, but also great to add to standard sized cards for instant design!
(30 printed cards: 10 4"x6" cards, 20 3"x4" cards. Colors: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango.)

Click to See ALL Cards Up Close!

Click HERE to see More Samples, including Memory Pages and Greeting Cards
Click HERE to see a repost from Becky Higgins' Blog Page for Memory Keeping Samples

Click HERE To Place Your Sale-a-Bration Order NOW
(if ordering on Christine's Workshop, use Hostess Code: C4M4FSDH by 3/30,
if ordering on Sheri's Workshop, use Hostess Code: E6EUM99F by 3/30)

Be sure to check out these other Deals:
CURRENT SPECIALS (including Tuesday Weekly Deals!)
NEW & Online Only Products
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~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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Monday, March 9, 2015

Don't Haz a Sad, Get Paper Pumpkin!


Both kitties in the picture above have boxes, but only the kitty on the right has Paper Pumpkin boxes! They are on the table behind her in the upper right. You can see she is dreamily anticipating her creative escape. And as proof that Paper Pumpkin gives you SQUEEE...here is the project that the right kitty made with her kit in February:


There are two ways to get your SQUEEE:
  1. Prepaid Subcription - This one is a fabulous deal, and the 3-Month Prepaid Subscription is on SALE during Sale-a-Bration. You get $5 OFF the regular price, PLUS you get to pick one FREE Sale-a-Bration item with it. I heartily recommend this option. (ps: in case you haven't heard, there are 4 more new items to choose from since March 1st!)
  2. Monthly Subscription - This option allows you to opt to receive one month's Paper Pumpkin kit at a time. It automatically renews each month, but you can Skip or Cancel at anytime.

POTENTIAL SADZ TO AVOID: Don't miss the monthly deadline of the 10th by 11:59pm MT if you want to order that month's kit. To get one month at a time, you'll SIGN UP HERE by the deadline. If you get a Prepaid Subscription, you will get an email with a promo code, and you'll need to ENTER YOUR PROMO CODE HERE by the deadline.

Don't Haz a Sad...Haz a SQUEEE!!! Get Paper Pumpkin!

Be sure to check out these other Deals:
CURRENT SPECIALS (including Tuesday Weekly Deals!)
NEW & Online Only Products
Kits & Bundles (Many Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)

~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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Monday, February 23, 2015

Sale-a-Bration Happy Thank You Cards

I'm slowly getting back into the groove of things, and actually felt like coloring last night. Yeah, I know! I was shocked, too!!! So, here are the fruits of my labor...heh, heh, get it? (She must be feeling better, she's back to making bad jokes.)


A couple of tidbits, so you don't say I didn't warn you: 1) you will want to use the Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad to stamp your image if you'll be using Blendabilities to color, and 2) our Blendabilities are optimized for use with our Whisper White card stock. Please save yourself any undue frustration, by making sure you have the supplies that will bring you success :-) Oh, also, it's best to layer your Blendabilities-colored images onto your card base, as the color does seep through to the back of the Whisper White card stock. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes for that...and look how they complement the gold bits on the card, to pull the look together. Nifty!

And, if you think you've gotten all you want from this year's Sale-a-Bration event, you might want to check back with me on March 1st. This year we are getting some SURPRISE NEW FREEBIES to take us through the last month of this fabulous promotion!

Stampin' Supplies: A Happy Thing stamp set (Sale-a-Bration FREEBIE), Simply Wonderful stamp set (Sale-a-Bration FREEBIE), Daffodil Delight Blendabilities (Sale-a-Bration FREEBIE), Old Olive Blendabilities (Sale-a-Bration FREEBIE), Old Olive ink pad, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad (do yourself a favor and get the ink refill for it at the same time, so you have it when you need it), Daffodil Delight card stock, Whisper White card stock, Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Basic Rhinestones (colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities), and Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker, Fast Fuse Adhesive.

Be sure to check out these other Deals:
CURRENT SPECIALS (including Tuesday Weekly Deals!)
NEW & Online Only Products
Kits & Bundles (Many Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)

~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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Monday, January 26, 2015

Twitterpated Owl Card

I'm still recovering...or actually, trying to get back into remission again, from my trigeminal neuralgia. It's excruciatingly painful right now--I try not to think about it, because it makes me cry, and crying tends to irritate it more. It's insane. All healing thoughts, prayers, and good vibes are appreciated more than words can express. Speaking of sweet sentiments, I wanted to share this little cutie that I made for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #107:


Below is the sketch I loosely followed. The challenge is to keep the card "clean and simple". Even though there is some punch art to this card, it's just an oval and some circles. Yes, even the beak and ear tufts are circles. Super simple.


I originally created this little owl for a treat box I hope to share tomorrow, with a simple photo tutorial...if I can manage it. You're welcome to check back, or you can subscribe to my blog by email and get a notice sent right to your Inbox when it posts. The treat box will use essentially the same supplies (Gold Foil hearts and embossing folder are optional), so go ahead and click on anything you don't have below, to order it now. Each treat box is made from one half-sheet of Sahara Sand card stock, so you can make 48 boxes from one package of that single color card stock.


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~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Christmas Catchup: The Paper Christmas Tree

Okay, so the last 6 weeks months or so have been a bit challenging for me...for various reasons. We actually put off our Christmas celebration for a week, making New Year's Day our Christmas morning! Because of all the "stuff" going on, I didn't get any Christmas decorations up. That was really hard for me, because I *love* all the lights and shinies :-) Unfortunately, all I could think about was the energy needed to take it all out, put it all up, then take it all down and put it away afterward. But as New Year's Eve arrived, I could not stand the thought of celebrating our Christmas without at least a tree, so I created this for a little space we had on our dining room wall:


This was totally ad libbed, so I have no measurements for you, other than to say that I used 12"x12" card stock (happened to be textured) and cut it into 1-1/2" strips. Actually, the very tip top part was cut into a tall triangle first, then cut to 1-1/2" strips. The rest of the strips were just cut to different sizes and then I cut the angles at the outside edges freehand. If you want all the angles to be the same, without the bother of measuring, just use the first one that you cut as a pattern for what to cut away on the rest of them. (lay the cut end over the uncut end, then cut away what doesn't belong)

I was gonna make it taller, but I was getting over being sick, so I just couldn't muster the energy. You can see how the spaces between the rows kept getting bigger--LOL! For the lights, I used battery powered tea lights. I ran some Linen Thread through some holes in the battery cover on the bottom, and tied a knot to create a loop for hanging over a pushpin. That way, I could get to the on/off switch for each tea light easily, plus they are easy to take down and reuse later.

Again, laziness prompted this idea, but it's been pointed out that this would be an excellent solution where space is tight...especially in an apartment or studio. If you used a temporary adhesive that would stick to the wall and not mar, and which also removes from the back of the project easily, you could definitely save the card stock strips from one year to the next. But I think I only used maybe 4 sheets of 12"x12" card stock total, so it should be a fairly inexpensive do-over even if you can't salvage the card stock.

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~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

January 10th Paper Pumpkin Deadline Reminder

As always, the 10th of every month (no later than 11:59pm MT) is the deadline to sign up to get that month's Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered! You can find all the FAQs and sign up for a monthly subscription HERE, but there is a special during Sale-a-Bration which offers $5 OFF a 3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription AND at the same time, qualifies you to choose one FREE Sale-a-Bration item!!!

Below is Stampin' Up!'s walkthrough video for the Paper Pumpkin kit we got in December 2014: All Shook Up. Supplies were included for NINE awesome shaker cards, including envelopes. I'd also like to mention that each kit delivered in November came with a FREE GIFT of the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack. Stampin' Up! has given unannounced gifts in Paper Pumpkin kits several times now, which makes it even more fun, and valuable! (if you are viewing this article in email, you may need to click the post title to view the video)


You are by no means required to make the project(s) as they are represented in the kits. Stampin' Up! has started including pictures of alternate ideas in the kit, and also maintains a separate Pinterest account to gather pins of alternate ideas for each month's kit. You can click HERE to see Stampin' Up!'s Pinterest board for December's kit, with alternate ideas.

Remember, the contents of each monthly Paper Pumpkin kit are a surprise--so if you prefer to pick out your own supplies, you'll probably get more out of browsing my ONLINE STORE. However, these kits come with almost everything you need to complete the enclosed projects, with the exception of a little liquid glue sometimes, or scissors to snip ribbon or twine. You also get a free stamp set and a free mini ink pad (or other coloring tools) each month, so it's great for accumulating stamping supplies. If you love the idea of having a creative escape delivered to your door every month, with the tedious prep work already done for you (cutting, scoring, etc), then Paper Pumpkin will fit you like Cinderella trying on her glass slipper!

Click HERE to Order Your 3-Month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription
($5 OFF plus ONE FREE Sale-a-Bration Item of Your Choice)

Click HERE to Order Your 6-Month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription
(SAVE $1 per month, plus get TWO FREE Sale-a-Bration Items of Your Choice)

Click HERE to Order Your 12-Month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription
(SAVE $2 per month, plus get FOUR FREE Sale-a-Bration Items of Your Choice,
AND up to $30 More FREE Merchandise of Your Choice!!!)

The ONLINE STORE system should prompt you to choose your FREE Sale-a-Bration item during checkout. And, you can also add any other retail items to your Shopping Bag before you check out, so you may want to stock up on some basics so you can take advantage of qualifying for even MORE FREE Sale-a-Bration items :-) I highly recommend any or all of the following staple items to use with Paper Pumpkin kits:


IMPORTANT: When you purchase a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription, it is NOT active until you enter the Promo Code you received after paying for your order, and create or update your Paper Pumpkin login HERE. If you want any given month's kit delivered to you, you *must* have all your info set up no later than 11:59pm MT on the 10th of the month.

STAY TUNED TO LEARN HOW TO GET EVEN MORE FREE STUFF
with my NEW Procrastistampin' Points!!!
(I am now offering personal rewards for purchasing with me--orders, classes,
Paper Pumpkin kits, even retired merchandise you buy from me...
they will ALL count towards FREE STAMPS for you!)

Be sure to check out these other Deals:
CURRENT SPECIALS (including Tuesday Weekly Deals!)
NEW & Online Only Products
Kits & Bundles (Many Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 Sale-a-Bration Begins!

SALE-A-BRATION IS HERE!!!

Get FREE STUFF when you

SPEND,

HOST, or JOIN,

January 6th thru March 31st!

Click HERE to View the Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF
Click HERE to View the Sale-a-Bration Spanish PDF

(Right-Click Either Link to Download PDF)

FREE STUFF WHEN YOU SPEND $50*:
Choose (1) FREE Sale-a-Bration item (see selection at end of post) for every $50 you spend on a retail order, whether ordered through me by phone or email, through my ONLINE STORE, or as a retail order through a party.

FREE STUFF WHEN YOU HOST WITH AT LEAST $250* IN SALES:
Earn an additional FREE $25 in Host Dollars (to spend on any Stampin' Up! retail merchandise) when you host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-a-Bration. You can host an actual party, at my place or yours, or host a virtual party online. Or, do a combination of BOTH! FYI, your own retail order counts towards your hosting sales total! Drop me an email to ask how you can pre-order party supplies for you and your guests, to earn your Host Dollars and FREE Stuff up front.

FREE STUFF WHEN YOU JOIN STAMPIN' UP!:
Become a Demonstrator for only $99 (plus tax, but no shipping) during Sale-a-Bration, and choose your Starter Kit of retail items up to $125 in value--PLUS, choose either a FREE Project Kit (from a selection of 5, listed below), or (2) FREE Sale-a-Bration Items!

*Please note that Sale-a-Bration free items are calculated ONLY on product price, no shipping or tax.

Sale-a-Bration FREE Items Selection (PDF):
Lotus Blossom stamp set (photopolymer only)
You Brighten My Day stamp set (in wood-mount, or clear-mount)
Big Day stamp set (in wood-mount, or clear-mount)
Simply Wonderful stamp set (in wood-mount, or clear-mount)
A Happy Thing stamp set (in wood-mount, or clear-mount)
Best Day Ever stamp set (in wood-mount, clear-mount, or photopolymer)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (ribbon and buttons in Best Day/Year Ever theme)
Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (coordinates with Best Day Ever stamp set)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper
This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection
Or, choose from (12) Blendabilities Marker Assortment Sets (Calypso Coral 139922, Coastal Cabana 139923, Cherry Cobbler 139924, Crumb Cake 139925, Daffodil Delight 139926, Melon Mambo 139927, Night of Navy 139928, Old Olive 139929, Pumpkin Pie 139930, Rich Razzleberry 139931, Smoky Slate 139932, Wisteria Wonder 139934)

Sale-a-Bration FREE Starter Kit Project Kits Selection (PDF):
Hello Life Kit (coordinates with Hello Life stamp set)
Hooray It's Your Day Kit (coordinates with Hooray It's Your Day stamp set)
Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit (coordinates with Perpetual Bday Calendar stamp set)
Build a Bouquet Kit (coordinates with Build a Bouquet stamp set)
So You Kit (coordinates with So You stamp set)

Be sure to check out these other Deals:
CURRENT SPECIALS (including Tuesday Weekly Deals!)
NEW & Online Only Products
Kits & Bundles (Many Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)

~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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