Monday, April 23, 2018

Share What You Love Suite Early Release & Preorder

"Share What You Love"
that is the name of the early release suite that Stampin' Up! is letting customers purchase early before the new catalog comes out June 1.



Share What You Love....
I love my Lord
I love my Husband
I love my Children
I love my Family...my parents...my sisters and brothers.
I have an abundance of family as I was adopted by two very loving parents and I was also blessed to have met my biological parents as well.
I have the family that I grew up with and I have the family that I have gotten to know over the last decade and become a part of. 
I have a sweet work family who cares about me and my family and their well being.
I have a fun loving Stampin' family who bring me lots of joy and smiles.

I am blessed, there is no doubt about that.

Over this last weekend my dad had a massive heart attack and quadruple bypass emergently. Needless to say...it was a rough weekend. 
But thankfully every person that I listed above was there for me and my dad. 
Beautiful flowers my work family blessed me with.

Like I said...I am blessed. 

This Stampin' Up! Suite means so much more to me now. Share What I Love...
That means so many things. 
I want to share what I love in crafting to bless those that I love and bless others who could benefit from a little extra love.
Whether it's a card or a sweet treat. 
I want to Share What I Love.


It's a Beautiful Day...that is so true. This sentiment from the "Love What You Do" Stamp Set is perfect on the eve of my Dad going home from the hospital. 

I have some additional freebies of course when you pre-order one of the "Share What You Love" bundles from me. 


Left picture - You can make this card with the Just Getting Started Bundle
Middle picture - You can make this card with the A Little More, Please Bundle
Right picture - You can make this card and all 3 cards with the Gotta Have It All Bundle.

These bundles will be available May 1st on my website the Stampin' RN
 or you can pre-order them directly from me until April 28, for some additional freebies exclusive from me. 
Email me to inquire :) 


Make sure you are getting my newsletter so that you too can get these specials. :) 


Think about Sharing What You Love today.

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#196 Las Vegas OnStage Fun

This last week I was in Las Vegas for a few days to attend Stampin' Up!'s Onstage local event

It was amazing of course :) 

I've put together some awesome picture groups for you to see how great it was. 


Vegas is always a trip that I take with my husband....so he went with me also. We are King and Queen of the Selfie together. I'm actually kind of impressed as I'm usually on the same side of the picture every time, but looking above I see that I mixed it up a little. Yeah me :) 


The lovely things of Vegas. A good drink, a Blueberry Lemon Crepe, A bowl of Gummy Bears, delicious Mexican food, flowers in the Bellagio, a nice win on the slots for me, did I mention gummy bears?!?!,  Paris - where my hubby and I got married 7 years ago...and don't miss the crimped hair for the 80's themed Centrestage dinner :)


And last but certainly not least the whole reason I really went to Las Vegas :) For Stampin' Up!'s Local OnStage Event. 
Good friends, great team, lots of laughs, and we got to see the new catalog and get lots of freebies :) So much fun!!!!
These times are just too much fun. I return energized and excited. 

You too can join me. November the Live OnStage will be in Orlando Florida for 3 full days!!
It's going to be EPIC.
Why Join my Team? Click HERE to see :)


Combo crafting and friends...it doesn't get any better. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole


Sunday, April 1, 2018

#195 Happy Easter Final Winner of the Stampiversary Giveaway :)

Happy Easter :) 


Today we started out with church and Sara brought a friend that she has had since kindergarten. 
We then went out to lunch and have pretty much relaxed the rest of the day. 

It has been a nice quiet Easter.
I was able to get all the cards and 6x6" paper all ready for those who made purchases during my Stampiversary week. 
Thank you again for all of your support. I hope that you all had as much fun as I did. 

The final winner of the last day for the Yay You Stamp Set is.....
Babe O'Mara!!!!
Congratulations! I'll be packaging that up with all your other goodies. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Saturday, March 31, 2018

#194 Last Day of my Stampiversary Week final Giveaway

Like I said before....this week has flown by
We had a wonderful birthday dinner for my daughter Caitlyn (23) last night :) 

Love this girl like crazy :) 
 Check out this amazing birthday card that I made for her :) 


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The winner of day #6 the organza ribbon and the gable boxes goes to Elaine Goh :) 
Congratulations!!!!

And for the last giveaway of my Stampiversary Week....the Hostess Set "Yay You". This set is only available to you normally with Stampin' Rewards and a party or a purchase over $150.

To enter to win this super fun stamp set...tell me what what you wanted to be when you grow up ;)

Joining my team today is an extra plus as during Sale-a-bration you get 2 additional stamp sets of your choice ($100 value)
Then as part of my team instead of purchasing Stampin' Up! from me, you just purchase it from yourself at the discount! 
This is not something that you have to be out selling. 

I sure thank you for joining me in this amazing week. 
I did meet my goal...thank you Marisa Murray for your recent order that pushed me over the goal line :) You got the last owl :) 
and the extra stamp set!

Tune in tomorrow to see who won the last giveaway :) 
You all have been wonderful in your support!!!
I appreciate it more than you know!!!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Friday, March 30, 2018

#193 Day #6 of My Stampiversary with Giveaway, Winner and Stamping 101

First I must say....
Happy Birthday to my daughter Caitlyn :) 
23 today
Wow! where has the time gone???
Love this girl with all my heart. 
A nice dinner out tonight and a very fun creative birthday card to make things extra fun :) Some of you saw that last night on my live class.

Have you seen my Stamping 101 Series? 
I started out with Paper Cutting
Click HERE to see that post and video on how to use your Stampin' Trimmer

Episode#2 in Stamping 101 is Types of Stamps

I know you're excited about who won yesterday's prize the Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set.
Drum rolllllllllll
Marisa Murray You are the WINNER :) 
Congratulations. I'll be adding this stamp set to your other goodies. 

With all the goodies everyone will have by the end of the week, I think I'll need to send you out each Full Priority Mail padded envelopes to contain it all. 


Well, just 2 days left in Sale-a-bration
If there are last minute things you are wanting to purchase and then get an item free order now. 


There are 2 items that are going to carryover to the new annual catalog in June.
  • The blossoming basket dynamic embossing folder (not including the coordinating stamp set)
  • Celebrate You thinlet dies (not including the coordinating stamp set)

Today's giveaway is


White Organza Ribbon
Silver Gable Boxes
So many goodies you can make with these items
Try embossing the Gable box with a beautiful embossing folder...You will be astounded!

To enter the giveaway...it's easy....just comment below and say hello :)

Have an awesome day
~Nicole

P.S. Still have one owl left to turn over for another freebie for whoever makes the next order...and if your order pushes me over my goal as noted yesterday...you also get a free stamp set of your choice under $25. 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

#192 Day #5 of my Stampiversary Giveaway winner and another GIVEAWAY

WOW this week is flying by!

I have so much to do over the next few days, I'm not sure where to start

Click HERE to see what giveaways are going on this week. These are direct from me as a thank you to you all for choosing me as your demonstrator. 

I'm just $87.60 from my Sale-a-bration goal :) 
Who's gonna push me over the edge????
How about a Stamp Set $25 or less to whoever's order pushes me over the edge?
Don't forget to use hostess code SVH6E44R
at www.nicern1.stampinup.net to get credit for your purchase and qualify for freebies!


Well...lets start out with our giveaway winner for the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Pack with mini class pack
**Monica Talbot**
You are today's winner!!!

It's pretty fun to make cards with just the preprinted items in the Card Packs. 
Add a little ribbon and bling...and you are good to go. 

Today I have another great technique for you. I love techniques that look harder than they are. This is one of those :) 

You can see how easy it is here. The hardest part is figuring out the measurements if you are doing a completely different layout. If you choose my layout as above...here are the measurements..
The card base color (in this case Dapper Denim)
Card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
then 4 3/4 x 3 1/2"
then 4 x 2 3/4"
The Whisper White (stamped image layers)
5 1/4 x 4"
4 1/2 x 3 1/2"
3 3/4 x 2 1/2"
Watch my video below to see how you can do this too. It's easier than you think ;)


Stay tuned tomorrow will be another Stamping 101 video

Today's giveaway is.....
The Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set. Some very creative things can be done with this set with all those shapes :) 

To enter to win....I wanna hear what you struggle with in regards to stamping. Is there something that you just need more help with? 
Comment below. 

I'm asking because I want to help you all in the best ways...sometimes I need some help on what you all struggle with. 

Thanks for helping me out. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

#191 Day #4 of My Stampiversary with daily giveaway and yesterday's winner

Welcome to Day #4 of My Stampiversary :) 

On my facebook page I mentioned that I have one more little goodie. 
That goodie is....
-Your chance at a 1/2 price item-


For anyone who has made a purchase this week and used hostess code 
SVH6E44R or emailed me with their order, you will be entered for each purchase you made. 
If your name is drawn and you don't want to purchase a 1/2 price item, no worries, I can draw the next name. 
This is a great opportunity to get a bigger ticket item for 1/2 price :) 

Today I start my Stamping 101 videos
Are you new to stamping? 
Or have you been stamping but you don't know all there is to know? I've started a new series called 
Stamping 101
Today's video is all about the Stampin' Trimmer
How to use it, it's features, and how to cut layers


Stay tuned again next week for the next video in Stamping 101

Congratulations
Elaine Goh!!!!
You are the winner of the Layering Love Stamp Set. :) I'll be sending that out to you with all of your goodies at the end of my Stampiversary week :) 

For today's Giveaway.....
The Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack will be yours. :) 
The fun part is that it will also include a few paper supplies to make some cards. You will LOVE it :) 

To win this giveaway comment below with your favorite flower you like to plant for spring :) 

Happy Crafting to you!
~Nicole