Saturday, September 14, 2019

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop for September





Welcome to September's Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  We are sharing "anything but a card" this month.

The first thing that came to mind for me when I heard this theme was my favorite kit from the Holiday Catalog -  the Christmas Countdown Project kit.  SUPER CUTE!

This will become a keepsake that can be used and treasured year after year!  

Here's my finished kit:


The kit is very easy to put together -  the boxes are ready to go - all you do is  the decorating - which is the fun part! The kit comes in a very sturdy box that I will use for packing it away at the end of the Christmas season.


The white box that holds the 25 smaller boxes is very sturdy - as are the 25 small boxes.

 The different designer papers that go on the boxes are all pre- cut as well!



There is a little stamping that goes on these designer papers - and for that you use the coordinating Christmas Countdown stamp set. 

 

   I love the cardinal stamp that is part of this set - it would be cute on a card, too! 


The numbers are preprinted - you just pop them out and attach them to the drawer with a dimensional.











From start to finish,  I assembled my kit in about 45 minutes.


If you are a mom with young kiddos, or a grandma, you NEED this kit!

To complete this kit, you will need three inks , snail adhesives and dimensionals.

I've listed the products needed for the kit below - click on any of them to purchase  in my online store!

Oh - and here's a cute alternate idea created by Stampin' Up! for this kit -  it's a sleek, and adorable storage of embellishments!   After Christmas has passed, you could simply turn the 25 boxes around and decorate the other side for year round use!

Wouldn't this be adorable to sit in your crafting spot?  Yes it would!




I've listed the products needed for the kit below - click on any of them to purchase  in my online store! 





And now, please continue on our blog hop!

Stamper's Dozen September 2019 Blog Hop

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



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Friday, September 13, 2019

Harvest Hellos


 I'm loving the Harvest Hellos bundle - it consists of a stamp set and coordinating punch.  Of course you know when you purchase a bundle, you save 10% on the price!

Someone at Stampin' Up! was really thinking when they designed this bundle and punch because they have given us great versatility!  Not only can you make a card with an apple, you can also make a pumpkin - and also a Jack O'Lantern! Pretty smart, huh?

For my card today I made a pumpkin. 






 Here's the supplies I used:  if you'd like to purchase any of these, just click on the link and you can shop in my store!







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, September 5, 2019

Heartfelt Card Class to Go for September - #Elfie




Now that the Holiday Catalog has launched, Sherry and I are excited to share our Heartfelt Card Kit to go for September! 

This month's Kit features the brand new, adorable #Elfie stamp set!!



Here's a video with all the details: 



In this class we’ll be making 6 cards – 2 each of 3 designs, and a card box.  One of the designs is a super cute shaker card!  YAY!! 


Keep one card and gift one. As the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to create some little gifts to have on hand for hosts, coworkers, neighbors etc. You never know when you’ll need a little something.   The card box that is included in this kit is the perfect way to gift these cards! 

Class includes:  
Elfie Stamp Set
Package of Foam Adhesive Strips
Package of Snowflake Sequins  
 
We include the supplies for the six cards for FREE - no extra charge!!!  Basically, you purchase the products and get to make the cards for no additional cost!   The card kits are all prepped and ready for you to stamp and assemble.  So Easy and an AMAZING DEAL! 
In addition to the supplies in the class, you will need the following:
  • black memento ink;
  • Wink of Stella;
  • Stampin’ Blends in the following colors: Shaded Spruce combo; Poppy Parade combo; Crumb Cake combo; Pineapple Punch combo; light black and light petal pink.   Of course, you can color the images in your own favorite way - we just love our Stampin' Blends and prefer them when adding color to our stamped images! 
No experience needed! This tutorial is for any level of stamper!

 Registration for this class starts today and ends on Sept. 15.  Please email if you'd like to register for this class and I will send you a paypal invoice for payment.

The Class is $43, and $8 if shipping is needed.   

  • To register email me (laura@lauramilligan.com).
  • Once payment has been received, you’ll receive an invitation to a private group where we will be posting additional inspiration using the #Elfie stamp set, a file with all the measurements of the cards and the date of the FB Live. These resources will continue to be available even after the month is done. You’ll be able to access the FB Iive replay and all the inspiration at anytime.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s Ok! You can still participate. After the FB live we’ll upload it to YouTube and send you a pdf with all the info you need along with the additional inspiration!
  • Supplies will be ordered September 16th and then shipped or be ready for pick up by September 25th.




Don't miss out on this super cute class to go! 

Want to know what’s coming up over the next few months? We’ve already chosen the sets we will focus on up until December and want to share them with you so you can plan your purchases.
  • September 2019 – #Elfie
  • October 2019 – Merry Moose
  • November 2019 – Snowman Season
  • December 2019 – On to Adventure
We’d love to have you join all 4 months! If you do, we’ll send you an embellishment from the Occasions catalogue in January as a thank you for participating. We know you won’t be disappointed!
Note: Because back orders are out of our control, we may need to change the sets if something ends up on back order for any length of time.


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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  •  Earn FREE Stampin’Up! products – A way for me to thank you for ordering from me! Rewards 
  • Gift Certificates Available in Any Dollar Amount

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Holiday Catalog Paper Share








Want a sampling of all of the Designer Series Papers in the upcoming Holiday Catalog? Reserve your spot now for my Holiday Paper Share!

Option One: $22 plus $8 Priority Shipping if Needed
66 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper - one each of every pattern!

Option Two: $40 (best deal!) plus $8 Priority Shipping if Needed
Double Paper - 132 sheets of 6" x 6" - two each of every pattern!



Purchase either Option One or Option Two and you will receive a
FREE gift from me:  
a 6" x 6" sample of both patterns of the new  
Mercury Glass Acetate sheets.

I'll be ordering the papers on Sept. 4 when the Holiday Catalog goes live.

If you are interested in this share, please email me at:


I will send you a paypal invoice on August 29.  
I must receive your payment no later than Sept. 3 so that I can order promptly on Sept. 4th.

I will prepare the papers as quickly as I can - I will email all participants when the shares are ready for pick up, or when they go in the mail!

Get a sampling of ALL the papers at a fraction of what it costs to purchase all the individual packages.







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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for August - Merry Moose




Hello! Welcome to this month's Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  Today we are sharing some Sneak Peek's from our upcoming Holiday Catalog!

Let me just say that there is A LOT to love in this catalog!  Wow!   The Holiday Catalog sales period begins on Sept. 4. Demonstrators have the perk of ordering during the month of August - so we get a chance to get the products early!

Want to get these products early as well?  We have a great special going on this month for anyone that wants to join the Stampin' Up! family!  For $99 (plus tax), you can select $155 in product of your choice - that's  $30 in extra product plus a coupon to save an additional $10 on an order placed in September!  For details, please click HERE

I had a hard time deciding what to showcase today - but decided on the Merry Moose Bundle!
The Merry Moose bundle consists of a wonderful Moose punch and a coordinating stamp set called Merry Moose. 


Here's my card for today's hop:

 


I love an all white card - especially for winter.  Here's how this card goes together:

  • I started with a Thick Whisper White card base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".
  • I punched a 2" circle in a 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the greeting in Coastal Cabana ink.  
  • I used my Snail Adhesive to adhere a 3" square of Designer Series Paper onto my card base, positioning it so that it would be under the punched circle panel.  The Designer Paper I used is from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.
  • To create a "snow bank", I tore a strip of Whisper White card stock - measuring 1/2" x 3", and adhered it over the Designer Series Paper with Snail Adhesive.
  • I tore a second strip of Whisper White cardstock measuring 1/2" by 3 3/4"and adhered it to the punched circle panel.  I added a touch of Wink of Stella to this piece, for some added shimmer! 
  • I used dimensionals to layer this panel onto the card front - placing it over the DSP. 
  • To finish my card, I punched the Moose from a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and attached her to my card front. 
  • I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the greeting.  
I think the greeting seems to go perfectly with this card - the snowy scene creates a sense of stillness and beauty!





Be sure to visit the rest of the Stampers Dozen blogs today for more Sneak Peeks!

Stamper's Dozen August 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  5. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  6. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ
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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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  • Gift Certificates Available in Any Dollar Amount

Thursday, August 8, 2019

*NEW* Heartfelt Card Kits to Go





ABOVE THE CLOUDS





Sherry, my Canadian demonstrator friend and I are so excited about the changes we've made to our classes in the mail!  

Did you notice the name change?  

Our classes are now called Heartfelt Card Kits To Go.   

These Heartfelt Card Kits are perfect for some stamping time that fits into your schedule - at your convenience!  Whether you are local to me or not, it's like coming to a class in my studio!  I am reminded every day how important having some creativity in our lives is!  These kits are a fun, creative escape!!!   

We really wanted to come up with a name that signifies what these kits mean to us and hope to you as well. That's how the word Heartfelt came to be. We both love what we do and are grateful for the opportunity to share that with all of you!

Another change is how we will be delivering the kits. Instead of a pdf tutorial, you'll receive access to a private, exclusive Facebook group where we will do a Facebook Live so that we can actually "show" you how to make the projects.  And because it is Facebook Live - you can watch it over and over again as you complete your cards!  

(not on facebook? after we do our facebook live we will send you a link to the fb live video so that you can access it and watch how to put the class kit together!)

We wanted the opportunity to make the class a bit more interactive!   

Get more ideas for the featured set:  We will share additional project ideas using the featured stamp set and you'll be able to share what you create using that set too!! We are so excited!!  



For this month's Heartfelt Card Kit To Go
we'll be using the Above the Clouds stamp set, the Hot Air Balloon Punch and the Basic Self-Adhesive Sequins. You will get all of these as part of your kit!   And don't miss our early bird bonus!  




In this class we'll be making 8 cards - 2 each of 4 designs.

The only supplies you need are the following ink pads: tuxedo memento black, Calypso Coral; Petal Pink; Pool Party and Soft Suede.  
I love the colors in this kit!

No experience needed! This class is for any level of stamper!





Class Options:  

Option 1 - $50
  • Above the Clouds bundle (stamp set and punch)
  • A package of Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • All pre-cut supplies to create 8 cards with envelopes for FREE!
     
  • Access to a private FB group where we will post the measurements, a FB Live on how to create the projects and additional inspiration.

All this for $50!      $8 for Priority Shipping if needed.




EARLY BIRD BONUS** Sign up for Option 1 by August 10th and you'll receive a free Deluxe Foam Mat with your kit ($6 value)

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Sign up for Option 1 of this months Heartfelt Card Kit within the first 48 hours and we'll include a FREE Stamparatus Deluxe Foam Mat ($6 value).  

Don't have the Stamparatus? That's ok - this mat is FABULOUS to use as a cushion for stamping photopolymer stamps! And it is laminated so your ink won't smudge it up!   
You'll be set for using your new Above the Clouds stamp set!!

Option Two:    $15  
Access to the FB group only - no kit or supplies.  You will be able to watch the FB live and get the file that contains details on the card kit.   







Deadline to register is August 18th.  

To register, please email me with your class option

 
  Click HERE To Register for the Above the Clouds Class



Once class registration closes, you'll receive an invitation to the private facebook group where we will be posting additional inspiration using the Above the Clouds bundle, a file with all the measurements of the cards and the date of the FB Live.  

These resources will continue to be available even after the month is done. You'll be able to access the FB Iive replay and all the inspiration at anytime.



Supplies will be ordered August 19th and then shipped or be ready for pick up by August 29th.

  We are so excited for these new style of classes and hope you are as well!!!






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