Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend



Truly thank you. Most of us don't know what it's like to not live in a free country. We often take it for granted. Those people who gave their lives for our freedoms should be thanked and remembered. 

This Memorial Day weekend was filled with fun and family and lots of love.

We started out on Saturday by going to a baby shower. My best friends daughter is having her 2nd little girl :) I made some simple Rice Krispie treats, but I had to add a little of my love for stamping :) This card was just so beautiful! There is still some "Pop of Paradise" Designer Series Paper available for 1 more day!!!! One of the sheets is the whisper white with the gold foil polka dots. Ohhhh goodness it is beautiful. The baby is gonna be named Emery, so hence the "E" on the treats. 



We did some BBQing for dinner Saturday night. 

On Sunday after church we made our way to the store to get FLOWERS!!! Tons of flowers. I planted on Sunday and Monday. We made the front and back patio alive with color :) Now if I can just keep them watered and fed nicely so they grow extra beautiful that would be good. 

Here is one of the things I do every year, and that is to do this little cascade of planters and fill with petunia's. Usually within a month or so you can barely see the pots, and it looks like a tree of flowers :) 

Then on Monday, Memorial Day we traveled over to the cemetery and spruced them up. My husband has a cool app where you take any pic and turn it into a swirly watercolor. I just love grasses and flowers and even the bronzed headstone all swirly. My grandma loved bright beautiful flowers that could be seen above all others. I think she would have been proud of our selection. :) 


And how could I forget???? I did a Facebook Live on Saturday night! I gave away new ink colors, new ribbons, and several other things. Everyone had a great time. All those freebies went out today in the mail. :) 

I also separated and repackaged a card swap for 40 participants. That was a TON of work....hours!!! 

This long weekend was very productive and fun. There was a ton of sun which meant lots of time on the back patio. 

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I hope that you had a nice Memorial Day weekend filled with all that you love. 

I even had time to craft...and that always makes me happy. 

Happy Crafting to you....
~Nicole





Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ribbon Share

A whole new catalog!
All new sets of ribbon!
Want it all!
I do!

It's a ton of ribbon!!!!

My customers requested a Ribbon Share...well here it is. It's a lot of work on my part...but my customers are SUPER DUPER special to me, so if they like it....I DO IT!! :) 

Here are a few pictures of just a little of the ribbon that is in the new catalog!






You will get 1 yd of each design in all the colors that it is available in. :) 
This includes:
  • 1/2" Gingham Ribbon in Night of Navy & Smoky Slate
  • 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon in Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler & Daffodil Delight
  • 1/4" Ombre Ribbon in Calypso Coral, Island Indigo & Lemon Lime Twist
  • 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake, Soft Sky & Whisper White
  • 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Garden Green
  • 1/4" Natural Trim in Gold & Silver
  • 1/4" Stitched-edge Ribbon in Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie & Rich Razzleberry
  • 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in the 2017-2019 In Colors
  • 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon in Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party & Powder Pink
  • 1/8" Sheer Ribbon in Calypso Coral, Fresh Fig, Old Olive & Whisper White
  • 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Old Olive
  • 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Night of Navy & Peekaboo Peach
  • 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon in Gold & Silver
  • 3/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in the 2016-2018 In-Colors
= 48 yds of Ribbon for $36.80 + 6.50 shipping 

You can look at all the ribbon on Pages 198-199. 
I did NOT include the sequins, bakers twine, copper trim, or ribbon that was in the previous catalog.

Please comment below or send me a message that you are interested in this Ribbon Share and I will send you the Paypal details. 

Please remember I cannot order these items until June 1, 2017. Once I order them and they arrive, I will split up your portion of ribbon and send it out to you. :) 

This is a wonderful way to get a little of all the ribbon. 

Do you want both the paper share and the ribbon share? With both, I am offering FREE shipping :)

One more thing of note. The paper & ribbon shares do not apply toward your totals for getting my own FREEBIES. The Paper & Ribbon Share are a lot of work, so that is a deal in itself :) 

Thank you for understanding. 

You know....I will be ordering as soon as I can for all these new catalog items. Ordering starts on June 1, 2017 and if it's 2am that I can order....I'll be setting an alarm. I want to get my items before they are back ordered. 
P.S. Last year we overloaded the site with all the thousands of orders going in. :) 

Sharing is always good!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole













Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Catalog Paper Share

With the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog there comes a new Paper Share

What is a Paper Share you ask? A Paper Share is where you get a little of each type of Designer Series Paper (DSP). The full details of exactly what you will get are noted below. 

Here are a few pictures below of some examples of the paper. 






You can also find all the DSP in the new catalog on pages 187-189. The included DSP is noted below. 

In my Paper Share you will get a total of
188 - 6"x 6" sheets for $41.25 + $6.50 shipping.

This will include paper from: 
  • Petal Garden DSP Stack (24) sheets
  • Color Theory DSP Stack (24) sheets
  • Wood Texture DSP Stack (24) sheets
  • Fresh Florals DSP Stack (20) sheets
  • Whole Lot of Lovely DSP (12) sheets
  • Naturally Eclectic DSP (12) sheets
  • Coffee Break DSP (12) sheets
  • Pick a Pattern DSP (12) sheets
  • Delightful Daisy DSP (12) sheets
  • Eastern Palace DSP (12) sheets
  • Bundle of Love DSP (12) sheets
  • Foil Frenzy DSP (12) sheets
= (188) sheets

Comment below if you would like the link for this paper share or email me and I will send you the link. 

Please note that I can not order this paper until June 1, 2017. Once it gets to me, then I will divide it up and send it out to you. 

Sharing is good :) 

Stay tuned for a Ribbon Share :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, May 22, 2017

Daisy Delight!



Daisy Delight
It's one of my most favorite sets in the catalog! It is a set that as a demonstrator I was able to preorder. It is such a lovely set. 


You can see how I made this amazing card on my YouTube channel as shown below. Make sure you subscribe to me on YouTube so that you always see my most recent videos and specials. :) 


I made about 20 of these cards for a swap that I've involved in. :) It should be fun. I love getting 19 cards in return that are all different. People come up with so many great ideas. It always amazes me! 

The new catalog is available to order from on June 1, 2017. I myself cannot wait because there are so many items that I want. Tune in over the next few days to see my favorite items coming up from the new catalog. 

And make sure that you are subscribed to my newsletter so that you can get the freebies that I offer each month as well as the giveaways and promotions that I do personally. To take advantage of my newsletter opportunities, sign up HERE by entering your email address. 

Also The Stampin RN Facebook Page will have a memorial day weekend LIVE special with giveaways. :) 

Make sure you are covered in all areas! 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Giveaway Winner's

Congratulations Monica Talbot!!!!
You won the Mother's Day Giveaway!!



Congratulations Elaine Goh you were the winner of people who made purchases between May 1-15. You won the "Nailed It" Stamp set and "Build It" Framelits 


Don't forget there is an amazing giveaway on the Card a day in May on my Facebook page



Comment with a photo of a card or item you sent to someone on one of the days that I have posted. Every post gets an entry. Limit 1 post per day :) 

The new catalogs are coming your way. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day and a GIVEAWAY

Happy Mother's Day :)

I hope that you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. If you don't have children, perhaps you have fur babies, and really they are your children too :) 

How was your Mother's Day? Did you go out for brunch or did someone make you breakfast in bed? Did you spend time with your whole family? or a quiet afternoon to yourself to regroup? 

Comment below about how your Mother's Day was :) You will be entered to win a few fun items from the new June 1, 2017 Catalog :) 
Little package includes: 
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon
  • Clear Faceted Gems


Fun little accessories to have before the new catalog comes out.
I will do this drawing on Wednesday May 17, 2017 and post the winner :) So make sure you click comment at the bottom of this post and tell me what your Mother's Day entailed. :) 

As for mine, I didn't get to spend time with my momma as I had been up to see her on her birthday last Monday, and her hubby is sick, so we had to miss this year. Made me sad, but we are already planning next year's overnighter with my sister, a spa sounds nice.





What I did get to do this year was have a wonderful brunch with my husband and daughter, followed by some relaxation and crafting, then a movie (A Dog's Purpose.....oh my it got me), and then Sushi with my girls for dinner. It was a lovely day. :) 
My hubby got me a gift card to pick out some flowers for the back porch, Sara got me some treats and an iTunes card, and my oldest, Caitlyn, got me a gift certificate for a 1 hour facial and a 1 hour massage, so we are gonna go do that together :) I was very spoiled not to mention sweet cards and kind words from them all. 
Even my furbaby gave me some love :) 

Whatever you did, I hope you enjoyed it. I hope that it gave you rest and peace and brought a smile to your face. 

Have a wonderful week and leave a comment so you can have a crack at the freebies :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Birthday Mom :)

Happy 67th Birthday Mom!


Normally on Monday's I get everyone off to school and work and it is my day off from my RN Case Management job and I get to focus on my Stampin' Up! business :) 
But today...there is something more pressing. 
Today is my Mom's Birthday.
So today my girls and I are heading up to see mom and meet her for lunch and a movie. 
She lives a couple hours away so we are skipping school and our regular commitments and spending time with her. 


It's a lovely day out and the drive with my girls is always filled with fun, music, and tons of singing. We sound pretty awesome lol....well until we turn down the music...then we are like...uhhhh yeah...Sara is the only good singer. 

So...I won't be posting a video today, but do check out my "Card a Day in May" posts over on my facebook page

Make sure that if you aren't already participating, that you post your cards too in my comments for the day. I have a great giveaway as explained HERE

Have a most awesome day. I'll make sure to get some fun pictures today and catch you up on Mom's 67th Birthday adventures :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole