Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cool Treats :)

Who doesn't love Cool Treats????

Stampin' Up! is about to launch their 
2017 Occasions Catalog and 
Sale-A-Bration

I have a few very favorite sets that you will see over the next few weeks. 

This is one of them!

I love everything about this Cool Treats Suite
  • The Stamp Set
  • The Designer Series Paper
  • The coordinating colors
  • The washi tape
  • ALLLLLLLLL of it!!!


I made this fun little card tonight and have a little tutorial over on YouTube if you wanna check it out HERE Don't forget to message me and tell me you would like to get my monthly newsletter! I have amazing customers and I like to treat them well with giveaways and freebies, so don't miss out!

SALE-A-BRATION starts next week as well on January 4, 2017. For every $50 you spend before tax & shipping, you get to choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog for free. That is on top of my freebies! You don't want to miss out....you really don't....it's gonna be EPIC!!!

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Happy Crafting
~Nicole



Monday, December 19, 2016

A little of everything including a GIVEAWAY!!!

I mean really.....sneaking out in your skates????? I would have done it too, Snowden. :)

Forever, I have loved the Snowden snowmen from Target. They line my stairs during the holiday season, and if it happens to snow a little, then 1 of them often sneaks outside to sit in the beautiful snow. Can you blame him?

I don't know how much busier I can get during this season. Between crafting and stamping and working and shopping and wrapping and playing and..and...and.......is Christmas really this weekend??????? Oh goodness!

Every year I think of ornament to make for my family. I have done it for more than 10 years now. I try to get them to everyone on Thanksgiving, so that when they get their tree up in the beginning of December, then they have it ready to add to the collection. But more often than not nowadays I'm lucky to get them to everyone on Christmas Eve. It is fun to look at my sister's and brother's trees though and see all the ornaments that I have made them over the years. :) So here is this years...an idea of my husbands :) It does look nice and he even helped me put them together. We can't wait to give them out. 

Well this week as Christmas approaches and things are busy, I was reminded of one of the most wonderful easy things that Stampin' Up! offers. The monthly Paper Pumpkin box. It comes complete with everything you need to make the project that they have designed. Sometimes it's cards, other times gift card holders, or treat holders. What I love is that it is always a surprise :) Every month I receive this fun box with directions and all the supplies needed. Your first box even includes an acrylic block to keep and it will always fit the stamps in your kits. The stamp sets that you get in the Paper Pumpkin kits are exclusive to Paper Pumpkin and they cannot be purchased separately. The other cool thing....if there is one project that you just love and you want to make more....you can order refill kits. It's so nice, because you don't have to think too much if you don't want to....you can just follow the directions in the box and have a finished project in 30 min, or you can add some of your own items and create something brand new. It's up to you. This was November's box and I just loved it. So wintery :) 



CHRISTMAS WEEK GIVEAWAY is a 1 month prepaid subscription to PAPER PUMPKIN!!!! If you want to continue past that point, you may sign up, but my giveaway is for 1 month. It's so easy. Just go to my facebook page @thestampinrn and comment on the Giveaway link or leave a comment here. Also if you like my page, it will enter you a 2nd time into the drawing. I will draw a winner on Christmas Eve and announce the winner on my facebook page as well as here. I can't wait for someone to win this and be able to see what Paper Pumpkin is all about :) 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas :) 

ohhhh....and Sale-a-bration and the Occasions Catalog starts next month. Not only do you get free stuff from Stampin' Up!, you won't believe the freebies I'm offering with orders...make sure you are on my newsletter list! If not .... sign up here by clicking and then entering your email into the "receive my newsletter" box. You really won't want to miss it. The new catalog will start Jan 4, and you should have my newsletter by Jan 3rd. But you have to request it :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole








Sunday, December 11, 2016

A little snow & ice


I am so lucky to get to work from home. :) This is the view from my office window upstairs. It had snowed this week and this was the day that the ice that had covered the snow just started to melt. Oh how I wish my office was downstairs with a big window that I could look out of all the time to catch the beauty of the seasons. I live in the Northwest and we have some beautiful seasons throughout the year. Each season very apparent. 


It was so fitting to start out this cold December morning with some hot chocolate with some yummy whip cream on top. Oh how I love this season. I have been so consumed with making Christmas Cards and tags for gifts with all my Stampin' Up! stuff that I have not had the pleasure of unpacking this box!!!!!


OH YES!!!!! This is the Occasions Catalog that starts on January 4, 2017. This interim catalog has lots of fun stuff...and what makes it even better.....It will be Sale-a-bration time. Do you know what that means? For every $50 spent in the main catalog or this Occasions catalog, you get a free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. There are things like stamp sets, paper and even a card tin. And you know that aside from Sale-a-bration that I will be doing my own freebies in January as well. So it's a fabulous deal all the way around. 

For those that are already my customers, a copy of these new catalogs will be sent out to you this week :) 

Don't forget...This is still a good option for you

This is the Stampin' Scrub ($17) and Stampin' Mist ($4.50) to clean your stamps as you use them.



You can have them for FREE as a special gift from me. HOW?

Confirm with me before Dec 14th,(I'm gonna extend this to Dec 24th...because if I'm busy...I know you're busy) that you will do an online party in January with your friends. As long as you have that party and have at least 1 order, I will send this to you as a gift from me. That is in addition to any Rewards and Freebies that you get from Stampin' Up! for your party. It's easy....it's online...via Facebook. You will have your own hostess code and all you have to do is invite your friends online. I can even do a live demonstration for you if you like. But let me know via email at nicern1@gmail.com so that I can get you marked down for getting this additional free gift from me. 

I hope you all enjoy the holidays and a little snow wherever you may be. :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole



Sunday, December 4, 2016

December Newsletter

Specials are always good...right?!

Well, I try and email out my monthly newsletter in the first couple days of the month. My newsletter always has my monthly specials and upcoming sales notifications. It also has some exclusive online classes that I do. 
Would you like to be on this email list? Just comment with your email address below, or email me directly at nicern1@gmail.com and I will get that out to you each month. 

For those who want to just see it on here....alas....here it is below :) 
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December 2016
Merry Christmas :)

Have you made your Christmas cards yet? How about some cute gift tags? If not, now is the time to grab some on sale items! There are some year end closeouts of a lot of Christmas items here ---> www.nicern1.stampinup.net
Click Shop Now & then Year End Closeouts. Get them before they are gone.



For the month of December from 1st- 23rd, for every $50 in retail (before tax & shipping) you spend with me, you can pick an INK PAD of your choice and I will send it to you FREE!!! If you spend $50 you get 1 ink pad, $100 you get 2 ink pads, and so on.
(the ink pads are a special freebie from me personally, so these will be ordered when this hostess code is closed on December 23rd, and you should have them the first week of January)

For orders under $150 please enter Hostess code
TRYC3HSJ

And if your order is over $150 retail, then DO NOT use the hostess code, just shop with me as your demonstrator and collect your own Stampin' Rewards, and I will still throw in the FREE INK PADS!!
But WAIT there's more!!!!!
Come check out my Facebook page for The Stampin' RN


Like my page and comment on any post and you will be entered to win a stamp set of your choice ($30 or under).
You can get an additional 5 entries into this giveaway by sharing my page.

But WAIT there's more!!!!! Oh yes...there's always MORE!
This is the Stampin' Scrub ($17) and Stampin' Mist ($4.50) to clean your stamps as you use them.



You can have them for FREE as a special gift from me. HOW?
Confirm with me before Dec 14th, that you will do an online party in January with your friends. As long as you have that party and have at least 1 order, I will send this to you as a gift from me. That is in addition to any Rewards and Freebies that you get from Stampin' Up! for your party. It's easy....it's online...via Facebook. You will have your own hostess code and all you have to do is invite your friends online.


P.S. January is gonna be crazy with the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration! (I've preordered....and yes...you are gonna love it!!!!)


Don't forget....if you'd like this Newsletter in your inbox each month, comment below or email me at nicern1@gmail.com
Remember: The specials noted above are a gift from me personally, they are not offers from Stampin' Up!

I appreciate all my customers, and I just like them to know how much. :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Christmas always comes to quickly for me


Hi everyone! Yes...Christmas always comes so quickly for me. Here's me and my momma the night before Thanksgiving up in Long Beach, WA. We had a nice dinner out with my family and my sister's family before heading back to the condo to make pies for Thanksgiving. 

I cooked the Thanksgiving meal and we had a wonderful time watching football, movies, eating, and laughing

On Saturday after Black Friday we came home from the beach and got the Christmas Lights up during the few dry hours. December 1 is my husband's birthday, so that evening was filled with celebration!

Now it's 3 weeks before Christmas and I still have a ton of crafts to do, definitely some card making and stamping, and most of all I want to do the things that truly matter with my family. You know the time you spend together looking at the neighborhood Christmas lights or going to that special singing Christmas Tree or light display in your town. It's watching Christmas movies together. And truly...it's just loving the reason that we celebrate this season...Jesus. 

It always goes by so quickly, honestly I wish the season lasted longer. I just need to stop and take the time to take in all the sights and smells. 

I hope that your holiday season is going well and that you too get to enjoy it with family and friends, and that it doesn't fly by too fast. 

:)
~Nicole




Thursday, November 17, 2016

Twinkle Trees, Flash Sales & a Gingerbread House



Everyone LOVES an AWESOME SaLe....RIGHT?
Well let me tell you...there are some great things going on next week! On Monday November 21 & Monday November 28, there will be a 24hr Flash Sale with some fabulous items. They will probably go fast!! So be ready!!
Aside from the 2 days that are 24hr sales, the entire week Nov 21-28 will also have sale items all week. Some items 10%, 20%, 30% & even 40% off. That's INCREDIBLE!!!!!
See below for more incredible NEWS!!!

I made a quick video for you to see one use of the watercolor paper. It's kind of an artsy Christmas Card. :) I used Twinkle Trees Stamp Set, Wonderful Year Stamp Set, Watercolor Paper, Emerald Envy & Real Red Stamp Pads, Emerald Envy Paper & some Candy Cane Lane Washi tape. 


Another little something I did tonight. I used the Sweet Home Stamp Set and Thinlits item#143516 to create this super cute little gingerbread house. It holds a battery operated tea light perfectly. You could actually make a whole little town. Hmmmmmmm


You might be wondering what the MORE incredible news is....well....I just wanted you to know that even with the Online Extravaganza, I will still be offering my November freebies...and if you have already gotten the freebies that I've offered and you make another order, you may get something else of equal value to the freebies.


You must enter hostess code UWMY2JCF when checking out

For orders $50 and under I will send you a Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine ($6.00 value)
For orders $51-$100 I will send you the Baker's Twine and the Real Red & Crumb Cake Markers ($13.00 value)
For orders $101 - $149 I will send you the above 2 items & the Warmth & Cheer Series Designer Paper Stack ($23.00 value)

For orders over $150 DO NOT enter the hostess code above, just shop with me as your demonstrator and collect your own Stampin' Rewards, and I will still throw in ALL the above items as well.

What are you plans for Thanksgiving? Black Friday? Shopping Online? Crafting? 

I'll make sure and share some of what I'm doing.

Happy Crafting!
~Nicole



Friday, November 11, 2016

Project Life Intro for Stampin' Up! & My Anniversary CRAZY special!!!!

I am toooo excited right now!!!!!




I have an amazing deal for you!!!!!
Today is my wedding anniversary. We were married 11-11-11 :) 
My video today somehow was 11:11 long...JUST BY ACCIDENT!!! TOOOO Funny!!!

I think I need to giveaway something in honor of that. Are you ready???

For the first 5 orders using hostess code UWMY2JCF (yes this is the November code)
I will give you 1 stamp set of your choosing $25 or less!! And guess what?????? Even better...you still qualify for my monthly freebies
**ONLY 5 FREE STAMP SETS LEFT**
**ONLY 2 FREE STAMP SETS LEFT**
**ONLY 1 FREE STAMP SETS LEFT**
**All complete as this was a November giveaway with hostess code that ended 11/30/2016**

To order....click here and then click SHOP NOW


For orders $50 and under I will send you a Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine
For orders $51-$100 I will send you the Baker's Twine and the Real Red & Crumb Cake Markers
For orders $101 - $149 I will send you the above 2 items & the Warmth & Cheer Series Designer Paper Stack
For orders over $150 DO NOT enter the hostess code above, just shop with me as your demonstrator and collect your own Stampin' Rewards, and I will still throw in ALL the above items as well. Now that is a serious deal :) 

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Another piece of great news....if you've already ordered from me with this code, you can do it again, and get all these freebies again.



Happy 5th Anniversary to Us! :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wine Bottles & Baked Good Tags


A beautiful way to decorate wine bottles and baked goods that you give to others this holiday season. 

Are you heading to someone's house for Thanksgiving? or a Christmas Party? Do you want to taken a token of your appreciation? Why not grab a bottle of wine or champagne and add a little crafty cheer to it :) There are also perfect sized cellophane bags that you can deliver wine bottles in. I don't have those yet to show you, but they will be in your class packet. 







 
 Do you see the little tags that say Scrumptious? Those little tags are perfect for giving out a tin of cookies or some tasty pumpkin baked loafs. Perfectly figured, you can use the same cellophane bags for the wine bottle for your pumpkin loaf or banana bread. These are food grade bags, so you can put edibles in them. 

There are a couple different class options for this. 

**For all class options below you will need clear blocks for your stamps and adhesive**

With all of the classes below as an extra FREE gift from me you can choose to have the paper and additional ribbon for 12 wine bottle decorations OR 12 baked good decorations or 6 of each. 

Class option A: $49.00 for all the items below and you get the Ribbon pack for FREE.



Class option B: $75.00 for all the items below and you get the Ribbon pack for FREE. The difference is that you have the die cuts with this option, so you will need your own***Big Shot or other die cutting machine**
 

Also don't forget I have my own freebies that I am giving this month with any purchase. For Option A you will also get for FREE the Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine and with Option B you will get the Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine and the Real Red & Crumb Cake Markers. That is one awesome deal. Lots of freebies!!

Email me at nicern1@gmail.com and let me know what class you would like to purchase. Once you purchase, I will order the items and pack them together and then ship them to you along with your FREEBIES as well as the link to an exclusive private video for only class members to show you how to put together these items. It's like having 1:1 instruction and help. 

Don't hesitate, the holiday's are upon us and these make for some fun gift giving. :) 
 
                                       Happy Crafting
                                                    ~Nicole

Monday, October 31, 2016

Christmas Cards and Tags....It's time to make em!!!!


YEP! It's that time. If you get started now in ordering these supplies and making the items, you will have more than enough time to complete them and get them out for the holidays!

Check out my facebook page to see the details for these fun cards and how you can get free paper supplies to make 20 cards including envelopes.
**This does not qualify for the free purchases below as other free items are already included.** 



Tags for your Christmas gifts this year....MAKE YOUR OWN! They are so much fun & too adorable. Make sure if you decide to purchase any of the items that you see my November specials below!





November Specials!

Use hostess code UWMY2JCF when checking out at www.nicern1.stampinup.net
The items below are a gift from me personally and will be sent to you by me.

For orders $50 and under I will send you a Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine
For orders $51-$100 I will send you the Baker's Twine and the Real Red & Crumb Cake Markers
For orders $101 - $149 I will send you the above 2 items & the Warmth & Cheer Series Designer Paper Stack
For orders over $150 DO NOT enter the hostess code above, just shop with me as your demonstrator and collect your own Stampin' Rewards, and I will still throw in ALL the above items as well. Now that is a serious deal :) 
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One more class available right now is something lovely for Thanksgiving. 



 As Thanksgiving approaches, are you wanting to tell someone that you are Thankful for them? I have a class where you are able to make the 3 designs of cards above. My free gift to you is the paper, ribbon and envelopes to make 2 of each design. That is 6 cards total. Do you notice the shimmer of the copper paper in the center card??? It has an extremely elegant look to it.

This class is $27.50 + tax & shipping. That is the cost of the Paisley & Posies Stamp Set and the Night of Navy Stamp Pad. You will need to have your own adhesive, clear blocks for stamps, scissors, and some colored pencils or markers to color with. This purchase will also qualify you for the November freebies that I have going on also!!!


For any of the items on here that you are interested in please message me at nicern1@gmail.com and let me know what classes you are interested in and I will get you the paypal link for payment. You do not have to have a paypal account to use this, you can still make a payment with a credit/debit card. 

I can't wait to see what fun crafty things we can do together. Remember also...all the classes come come with a video link and how to complete your project for free as well. :) 

Happy Crafting
                                       ~Nicole 


Friday, October 21, 2016

Video #014 Hot Chocolate Slider




A super fun treat to make for the holidays. Use a hot chocolate packet or an apple cider packet to make this cute little gift. Add a gift card to it, or put it with a tin of cookies for the holidays. Either way, I think you'll love this adorable craft as shown to me by my upline Robyn Cardon. 

Make sure you check out the video and the freebies at the bottom!





Designer Series Paper Buy 3, Get 1 Free!!! It is such a great time to get some of that Holiday Designer Series Paper to use for Christmas Cards and for Gift Tags, and I'm going to be doing some classes online and in home, so I'm
going to make this deal extra special!


Enter code hostess code UXZJVBXR on any order in October when youorder from me and I will send you a thank you card and a special gift!

FREEBIES!!!!

For orders $50 and under I will send you a Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack

For orders $51-$100 I will send you the Vellum Stack and your choice of Christmas Washi Tape

For orders $101 - $149 I will send you the above 2 items & the Christmas Tagables Stamp Set

For orders over $150 DO NOT enter the hostess code above, just shop with me as your
demonstrator and collect your own Stampin' Rewards, and I will still throw in ALL the above
items as well. Now that is a serious deal :)

Make sure you shop at www.nicern1.stampinup.net and enter or don't enter the code
depending on your level of spending.



I hope you have enjoyed checking this fun Christmas craft. Until next time.....

Happy Crafting

~Nicole



Sunday, September 25, 2016

MOJO Monday & Baby Wipe Technique

I decided to try a new technique tonight and I did a video to capture it. I was very happy with the end result. Why not use that as inspiration for this last week's MOJO Monday 466

Without further ado......


From this.......                                                                       To this......









I made a few different items when trying out this technique. I can't wait to get more reinkers so that I can try other color combinations.


How did I do it?????? Watch and see....it's just so easy. 




I hope you enjoy your day!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

P.S. The Clearance Rack is AWESOME!!!! You have to at least check it out!!!! :)