Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ouch!



 Hello friends!  This is Sandra and Rene', Laura's assistants.  She wanted us to give you a quick update.  She had a bad fall on the ice two weeks ago.  She broke her left arm up by the shoulder and is unable to have a cast on it and it's been quite painful. 

And of course, Laura is left-handed so even everyday tasks have been  difficult. Her pain has lessened and we are reaching out on her behalf to let you know that Laura won't be posting on her blog for a while.

Rene' and I are helping Laura keep her business going as much as we can, and she is extremely grateful for all the help she is receiving during this challenging time.  If you have any questions or want to place an order we are happy to assist you.  Just send an email to Laura (laura@lauramilligan.com) or shop at her online store at the link below.

Laura values all of you as customers and friends and is grateful for your ongoing support. 

We will keep you updated. 




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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thanks, Shelli


 I recently hit a milestone in my Stampin' Up! career sales - I've sold $800,000.  That is a lot of stamps, ink and paper - but also a TON of JOY and memories to cherish!

When I opened my mail on Monday, I was surprised and happy to find that Shelli Gardner, our wonderful co- founder had sent me a congratulatory card!  How special!  I thought you would all enjoy seeing her card! 




Thanks Shelli! You totally made my day! 

Exciting things coming ahead soon: 

New Saleabration Options Available February 15!!




The new items include:
All Adorned Stamp Set - free with a $50 purchase
Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder - free with a $50 purchase
Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle -  free with a $100 purchase

You can view the new products in the new release PDF by clicking HERE


Here are two videos created by Stampin' Up! that will give you a look at some of the options.  First up  is the All Adorned Stamp Set :  




Next is a video featuring the Painted Seasons Bundle  -  there is a sneak peek in the video that shows coordinating framelits for this bundle that will be released in March! 





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We also will be releasing new framelits, a new punch and a new stamp set March 1.

These new products coordinate with our Saleabration offerings - yay!
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The new stamp set has sentiments for perfect coordination with the Saleabration offerings too! 
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Phew! That's a lot of info today! Let me know if you have questions!






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Monday, February 4, 2019

Very Vintage

Love the Very Vintage stamp set - it's found in the very back of our Annual Catalog - and is a host reward!

What that means is that you need to host a party to earn this set.  Some people host parties with their friends and earn the host rewards - or some people host just by placing an order of $150 or more themself!



 I had several thank you notes I needed to send to some friends - and so this is the card I made for them!  It is #simplestamping! 

Here are the card details:

I used a Whisper White Note Card for the base - but added a panel of Crumb Cake, covering the entire front of the card.  This measured 3 1/2" x 5".

I used Early Espresso ink to stamp the floral image - and the Greeting onto the card front.

I stamped three Bees onto a small strip of Crumb Cake card stock  that measured 1 1/4" x 3 1/2".

I stamped a fourth Bee onto a small scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock and punched her out with a 1" circle punch.  I popped this up with a dimensional.

This panel was layered onto a strip of Mint Macaron that measured 1 3/8" x 3 1/2".

To finish the card, I used a piece of  Mint Macaron twine from the Nature's Twine pack - I unraveled it and used just two strands of twine to make my bow.




I have a collection of Vintage postage stamps - and they are fun to add to the envelope of the card - along with the stamped bee from the set!  Love!



Below you will find the supplies I used for my card -  to purchase these products, just click on any of the images to start shopping! Please contact me if you need help - I'm happy to assist!







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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Simple Stamping

Stampin' Up! has had a focus on #simplestamping recently.  It is a great concept -  who doesn't love a card that is quick, easy to make, uses just a few supplies and is cute?  Sounds perfect to me!

Today I want to share with you a truly #simplestamping card!!  I am using the gorgeous Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - with paper this beautiful, you don't really need to add much! This designer paper is one of our Saleabration offerings - you can get it free with a $50 product purchase. 






To create this card, I cut the Designer Paper (DSP) at 3" x 4".  You'll be able to get 12 pieces of this size from each sheet of 12 x 12 DSP!    The DSP was layered onto a panel of Basic Black cardstock cut 3 1/4" x 4 1/4". 

I pulled colors from the DSP for my card bases -  for these samples I used Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and Grapefruit Grove. 





The greeting I used is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set -  although with this paper, you could certainly use many different greetings - thank you, sympathy, birthday,  etc.

I mounted this greeting on my Stamparatus and was able to create quite a few cards very quickly! 



I added a little bling to the cards -  I used the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed sequins -  and a placed a small rhinestone on the center of the sequin.

Here are the supplies I used.  If you'd like to create these cards, you can purchase these in my online store - just click on the link and you'll be taken to my store and can shop!





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Monday, January 14, 2019

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Saleabration!

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Welcome to this month's Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - this month our projects feature all things Saleabration!



If you aren't familiar with Saleabration, it is Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year!  For every $50 in product purchased, you can select a free item from our Saleabration Brochure.  We have two items that can be selected for free with $100 purchases.  If  you haven't seen our Saleabration brochure, you can view the PDF here:    VIEW PDF HERE

My project uses the Tea Time Framelit dies which are Free with a $100 purchase. 


This tea pouch contains everything needed for a personal tea party!  Here's what it looks like inside:



Inside you will find a tea bag, sugar, a sweet little spoon and a chocolate square.   These are so much fun to make!

The Tea Time framelits coordinate with the Tea Together Stamp Set found in the Occasions Catalog.

Here's a photo of the stamp set and coordinating framelits;

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 Here are some closeups of the inside of the pouch:




 I stamped the images of the tea cup and the flowers with Rich Razzleberry ink.  I used the framelits and my Big Shot with the coordinating framelits to cut them out.

The base of my Tea Pouch is Coastal Cabana.  The beautiful designer paper I used is from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I shared a Christmas Tea Pouch recently and included a PDF with step-by-step instructions and measurements;  you can view that post HERE


I've included a supply list for this Tea Pouch below with clickable links to my store should you wish to make a tea pouch of your own! Wouldn't they make a sweet gift?





Now it's time to hop along to the next stop on our Blog Hop!

Stamper's Dozen January 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stampin’ In My Flops
  2. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  3. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  4. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  5. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  6. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  7. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  8. Jodi Reinert – Stamp with Jodi
  9. BJ Peters – StampinBJ
  10. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  11. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  12. Judy Garza – Creativity Released

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Hey Love Class in the Mail


 I'm excited to introduce my January Class in the Mail! 



Class fee includes TONS of product:
The Hey Love stamp set,
Flirty Flamingo Light and Dark Blends,
Full Package of All My Love Ribbon Combo,
Full Package of Heart Epoxy Droplets,
Full Package of Notecards and Envelopes!
 
 
Class includes FREE:
All precut parts/pieces to create 5 cards and a super cute treat holder and a PDF with step by step instructions to complete the projects.   
 
I'm including a BONUS PDF of a darling 8 x 8 sampler using these products!   
 
PLUS A SALEABRATION PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE!  
 (must fit in a 9 x 12 envelope - sorry the 12 x 12 paper doesn't fit)  
 
*you will need to provide Memento Black Ink and Flirty Flamingo Ink



I chose The Hey Love stamp set for this class because it is perfect for all of your Valentines! Not overly "mushy" so it's great for Girlfriends, Boyfriends, Sons, Daugthers, Husbands, Sweethearts! You can put a feminine or masculine twist on it - and we will do both in this class!
 
 Registration for this class begins today and ends on Jan. 21. 


 Cost of this class is $58 plus $7 Priority Shipping

Purchase just the PDF tutorial for $15 

Please email me if you'd like to participate in this class!  I'll send you a paypal invoice. 





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Monday, December 31, 2018

Butterfly Gala

Wow - can it really be the last day of 2018!  It's been a good year for my family but I always look forward to a new year and a new beginning!

 Today I wanted to share a simple card that features the Butterfly Gala product bundle -  the designer paper I used is one of the items you can receive as a free Saleabration product with a qualifying order of $50.



 One of the great things about the stamp set and punch is how they coordinate - both the large and small butterflies are on one stamp - and when you stamp them, they line up perfectly with the punch - so stamp once, and punch once and you'll have two beautiful butterflies!





Measurements:
            Whisper White:  8 1/2” x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4",   5” x 3 3/4";   2 1/2" square for butterflies
            Basic Black:  4” x 5 1/4”
            Lemon Lime Twist: 1 5/8” x 3 5/8”
            Botanical Butterfly DSP: 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
           
             
Instructions:
  1. Score Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/4” to create card base.
  2. Use Snail Adhesive to attach DSP to the Lemon Lime Twist panel.
  3. Attach Basic Black Panel to card base.
  4. Use Memento Ink to stamp butterflies and “a little note”. 
  5. Use Lemon Lime Twist ink to add color to the stamped butterflies.
  6. Use Butterfly Duet Punch and punch both butterflies.
  7. Attach Butterflies to Whisper White panel with dimensionals.
  8. Attach Lemon Lime Twist/Designer Paper Panel to Whisper White panel.
  9. Adhere Whisper White panel to the Basic Black panel and card base.
  10. To finish the card, add Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins to the butterflies. 


Happy New Year friends!  Below are clickable links to my online store where you can purchase these and more papercrafting products! 





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