Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Color Challenge





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Welcome to our November Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we have a Color Challenge - and it's a good one!


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I used products from the Snowflake Showplace for my card.  These products are available only in November and only while supplies last! These products include two stamp sets, framelits, and darling snowflake trinkets. See all these products in my online store HERE





I used Powder Pink for my card base and stamped "Joy" with Merry Merlot ink.  I used a scrap of Powder Pink and stamped the large snowflake with Powder Pink ink to create a soft tone on tone look.  I cut this out with a large Layering Circle framelit and my Big Shot.  I cut a large scallop circle with Silver Foil paper and layered this beneath the Powder Pink circle.

I used the Snowfall Thinlet dies to cut three different sizes snowflakes with Whisper White cardstock and two sprigs with Merry Merlot cardstock.  The Precision Plate made it easy to do this.


To finish the card, I added a piece of Whisper White Silver edged ribbon and a few rhinestones for some added sparkle.


 Below are links to my Store. Click on any image and you can purchase these products and they will arrive to your door!

 You can shop my online store day or night!  If you need help placing your order, please email me at laura@lauramilligan.com and I'd be happy to assist you. 







Please continue on our blog hop!  Links are below!




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Onstage Live


I'm just back from Orlando and Onstage Live where we celebrated Stampin' Up's 30th Anniversary!
What an amazing event it was!!!   There were over 7,000 demonstrators there from all over the world!

I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of the event -

My team!  Here's a photo of my team members that were at the event.   We had matching team T Shirts with our team name - "We'd Rather "BEE" Stampin' on the front!  They were so cute!!!  These are some talented and creative people and I'm thankful for each and every one of them!  For several of them, this was the first time they had attended a Stampin' Up! event and I know it won't be their last!!!





This next photo is Alycia and her two Aunts that are on our team!  How fun for them to attend Onstage together!


Alycia makes beautiful cut out cookies and made these for our team - she also shared them with others that she met at Onstage.  I know she gave one to our CEO Sara Douglass!


Aren't they adorable?  And they were delicious!!!!

When we checked in, we were given a beautiful box that held  a stamp set, pens, cute notepads and more.  We received ribbons for our achievements this past year - I was recognized for Sales, Recruiting, Leadership and for earning the Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles.



I ranked 34th in Sales for the United States ( not sure how many US demonstrators we have, but it's close to 40,000).  I ranked 59th Overall in the United States, and I ranked 114th Globally amongst over 50,000 demonstrators! That seems crazy!!

I'm honored and blessed!  A huge thank you to my team and all of you, my wonderful customers for supporting my business!  They say if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life - well that perfectly describes me and my Stampin' Up! business!


I was also recognized as a member of our new Demontrator Councils.  This is the first year we have had these councils and I am honored to have been selected to serve.  I had to apply for this position and had an interview -  it's been a long time since I have had an interview - probably over 30 years!


I became a demonstrator in 2000.  Little did I know then how much this would change my life!




I made Bag Tags for my team-  with little crocheted bees made my a friend:



Here's a closer look at the bees!



I gave a Sampler to my team members at Onstage, and a few close friends -  they will go in a frame to display in their crafting/stamping spaces!


I used an assortment of stamp sets and papers and ribbons to make these. 


I wanted to add a bee to go along with me team name, and this little bee from the Bee Thankful stamp set seemed to fit in well!! 



Cling Mount Stamps

The big news at convention is that as of January when our Occasions Catalog comes out, we will no longer carry Wood Mount stamps (except for the large background stamps.)   Instead we will carry Cling Mount stamps (new!!) and photopolymer.   We got to use the Cling stamps in several of our make and takes and you will love them!!!!!  More on them later!!

That's it for now!  Come back tomorrow - I'll be hopping with my Stamper's Dozen blog hop friends!   Have a great day!




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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

24 HOUR FLASH SALE - 15% OFF SELECT STAMP SETS





 Stampin' Up! is officially 30 years old today!!!  We are celebrating by offering  15% OFF Select Stamps!

Shop by clicking on any image below and save 15%!!! SHOP HERE AND SAVE 15%




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Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.




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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop

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Welcome to this month's Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop -  this month our theme is Fall!





My card features the beautiful Falling Leaves stamp set and coordinating Detailed Leaves thinlet dies.  When you purchase these two products as a bundle, you save 10%!




I love the simplicity of this card, the neutral color palate and the beautiful detailed leaf.  My leaf is cut from a sheet of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper - it has some beautiful gray color variations.  The word Blessed is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set- a great word set!  Of course any word could be substituted - I think this would make a beautiful Sympathy card.




 I've made a tutorial for this card, should you want to make one! 
 Click HERE for Step by Step Tutorial and Supply List

 Here's the inside of my card:


Love the font on this word stamp!


Now it's time to hop on to the next stamper in our hop!



 Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.









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Friday, October 12, 2018

Class in the Mail for October

It's time for my October Class In The Mail!  This month's projects feature the Peaceful Noel Bundle.





The class includes:

The Peaceful Noel Stamp Set (at the bundle price)
Sprig Punch (at the bundle price)
Half a Package of the Joyous Noel 6x6 Glimmer Paper

Plus all supplies needed to create three different cards (envelopes included) and a Wine Bottle Tag - perfect for a holiday gift!!!  and the step by step PDF tutorial for each project.

I am so excited about this class - and I know you will love the projects!




Cost for this class is $50 if local pickup.  Add $7 for Prioirty Shipping if needed.

If you are interested in this class, please send me an email at laura@lauramilligan.com and I will send you a paypal invoice.

The class reservation period starts today and will end on October 25th. Class kits will be ready for pick up/or ship in early November.


Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.







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  • Gift Certificates Available in Any Dollar Amount

Thursday, October 11, 2018

First Frost Bundle


Well I have been missing in action for awhile here, but am back today with a pretty and simple card - my favorite kind of card!



My card uses the gorgeous First Frost Bundle, found in our Holiday Catalog on pages 36 and 37.

The designer paper is printed on shimmery white paper, and the designs are gorgeous!!  It's so much better in person and my photo doesn't really do it justice.

This card uses just a few supplies, all of which are available in my store and are listed at the end of this post.

Would you like to make this card?  I have created a free step by step pdf tutorial - just click HERE to download and print.

Please check back tomorrow as I will be releasing my newest Class in the Mail!

Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.

Supplies used on my card are shown below with clickable links to my online store. 









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Monday, September 17, 2018

Clearance Rack Update





There are some amazing deals on the Clearance Rack this morning! 

Not to be missed are the Large Number Framelits - perfect for any age birthday or anniversary card!  Coordinate with the Large Letter Framelits in our Annual Catalog. 





Birthday Friends Framelits - darling framelits that cut images directly from the co-ordinating Designer Series Paper - also on the clearance rack! 





And the coordinating DSP - for just $4.40 a package, I'd get 2 packs of this at least! Cut out the fox, poodles, sweet little girl, birthday cakes, balloons, presents all from the DSP - pop right onto a card for a quick, cute, easy card! 





Be sure to check out all the deal by shopping in my online store!  Clearance Rack products are available only while supplies last -  so don't delay! 

 Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.





  • Shop My Online Store HERE
  •  Shop Clearance Rack HERE
  •  Earn FREE Stampin’Up! products – A way for me to thank you for ordering from me! Rewards 
  • Gift Certificates Available in Any Dollar Amount