Monday, April 24, 2017

Feeling Better and making Treat Bags :)

We are finally feeling better :) I didn't have to reschedule my hair appointment today and got my hair cut & colored all pretty. Sara is on point with her pretty eyelashes and lipstick and Nilla our puppy loves being between us as we were working on chemistry homework this evening. 


Feels so good to be back in the real world. My husband and I even went to our favorite little diner tonight to have some soup. 
I spent the morning finishing up the Color Theme Paper Shares and sent those out. Then got my hair done. 




For today's Monday video I thought I'd show you a good use for the 3"x 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bags that are one of the freebies I'm giving you when using the April Hostess code of 79ZAWH97 at my site www.nicern1.stampinup.net and click Shop Now
For all the details of my freebies make sure that you are getting my newsletter. You can sign up for that at www.nicern1.stampinup.net


These fun little treat bags great for just about absolutely anyone :) 


This set Picture Perfect is on the retiring list and will only be guaranteed until May 22 and then only while supplies last. This is probably my most favorite multi-step stamp set. The rose in this set will be missed so very much as I believe it is exquisite. :) 
I will tell you that the Ruched Ribbon below is on sale for $5.60 and is still available in all colors, but is only available while supplies last as it is also discontinued. 

I hope that you like these cute little bags. :) They are simple and fun. You can make a ton at a time. :) Just make a little assembly line. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, April 17, 2017

The blog goes on as the Stampin' RN's daughter takes over :)




My sweet Sara (15, almost 16) had to take over for the video this lovely Monday as the entire house is still out of commission after catching quite a nasty cold late last week. We all have had Fevers, Coughs and Colds OH MY! My voice just isn't up to doing video's at all. 
Sara has been the first to recover just enough and graciously offered to do my Monday YouTube video. 
I'm so glad I let her do it as her sweet voice and fun giggle reminded me why I do all of this.....simply because it's fun :) 


She really did make a lovely card. I'm very proud of her. I was going to do a Night Of Navy background, but she wanted it to be more spring/summer, so she liked the Peekaboo Peach better. 


She is right about things selling out. As the re-inkers for the retiring 2015-2017 In-colors are already gone, but there do seem to be some stamp pads left. At the time I post this the items below are still available and the washi tape is on sale for $4.80. Don't forget to use the April Hostess code for additional freebies from me. The April hostess code is.... 79ZAWH97 and can be used when checking out. Click on one of the items below to get to shopping page.

If you haven't already seen the YouTube video here it is :) 

Please also head over to my Facebook page www.facebook.com/thestampinrn and like my page and follow it for specials and giveaways. Also make sure you sign up for my newsletter to get the most recent giveaways and upcoming specials that I offer. Sign up at www.nicern1.stampinup.net 
Enter your email address next to "Receive my Newsletter" and click Submit. 

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We were on the couch the whole time with Popsicles and soup watching movies and catching up on rest. No pictures were taken.lol You should be glad of that :) Here is our picture from last Easter when we were feeling much more ourselves. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Coming up soon: There is a pre-order for the Premiere Bundle for the Eastern Palace Suite. This starts on May 1st. I will be doing a "4 is Enough". Groups of 4 will be placed together. Each person will win either - a 1/2 price item, $25 free product $20 free product, or $15 free product + as you can see in the bundle, you already get 2 FREE items. The "4 is Enough" special is something I personally do and is available only through me directly. Please message me at nicern1@gmail.com if you would like to pre-register for this opportunity with me :) 



Friday, April 14, 2017

Retiring Paper Share

Good morning :) Happy Easter Weekend!

What are your plans this lovely weekend? Do you do Easter egg hunts? Easter dinner? Church with your family? Sit and relax? Do you have any traditions that you do every Easter? 
We usually go to church and do some fun Easter Baskets and a low key Easter dinner. As of right now, no one in my family is feeling very well, so I don't know if we will make it anywhere to do anything. We all have a bit of a cold again :(

 This is us last year at Easter. This year I think we will most likely be in sweats on the couch. 

I will tell you that I am doing a Paper Share for the retired paper. I actually have 2 of them going. One is for the color families. Stampin' Up! is retiring the 12x12 Designer Series Paper for the Brights, Subtles, Neutrals & Regals as well as the same thing for the 2015-2017 In Color and 2016-2018 In Color. This will not be in the catalog at all. There will be some designer series paper for the new 2017-2019 In Colors in the new catalog, but it has a different print - You will LOVE it, but there will not be anything for the other color families. 

For the color families Paper Share you get:
  • Brights (10) colors (4) designs = (40) 6x6 sheets
  • Regals (10) colors (4) designs = (40) 6x6 sheets
  • Subtles (10) colors (4) designs = (40) 6x6 sheets
  • Neutrals (10) colors (4) designs = (40) 6x6 sheets
  • 2015-2017 In colors (5) colors (4) designs = (20) 6x6 sheets
  • 2016-2018 In colors (5) colors (4) designs = (20) 6x6 sheets
That is (200) 6x6 sheets for $27.50 and $6.50 Shipping = $34.00
The pictures below are examples of each color family





The other Paper Share is for the themed Paper that goes along with different Stamp Sets. 
In this set you get:
  • Moroccan (12) 6x6 Sheets
  • By the Shore (12) 6x6 Sheets
  • Fruit Stand (12) 6x6 Sheets
  • Foxy Friends (24) 6x6 Sheets
  • Pop of Pink (12) 6x6 Sheets
  • Affectinately Yours (12) 6x6 Sheets
  • Irresistibly Floral (12) 6x6 Sheets
  • Floral Boutique (12) 6x6 Sheets
  • Festive Birthday (12) 6x6 Sheets
  • Playful Palette (24) 6x6 Sheets
  • Blooms & Blisses (12) 6x6 Sheets
That is (156) 6x6 sheets for $30.61 + $6.50 Shipping = $37.11
The pictures below are all the different themed paper you will get.



Comment below or use the Contact Me box to the side to let me know which Paper Share you are interested in. I can then send you the link for purchase. You can also sign up for my Newsletter either of those ways as well if you are interested in getting my specials throughout the month. :) 

These items are retiring so if you do purchase this from me and then I'm unable to get the paper then I will give you a full refund or I can figure the adjusted price for you for the missing paper. Once you order from me, then I order the paper. It comes to me, I cut it up and repackage it nicely for you and send it out. You should receive your paper share about 7-10 days after you make your purchase from me. 

You are paying the same price for the paper as it is on the Stampin' Up! website, I have just separated it into 4 people per pack of paper. A few of these designer series papers are on sale right now and the price for the paper share reflects the discounted prices as well. The paper share is a way to share in the cost. If you bought all of the paper yourself with shipping it would cost $261.40. The paper share gives you the opportunity to have a little of ALL of the paper. 

I hope that you have a wonderful day and a fabulous weekend. 


Happy Crafting
~Nicole



Monday, April 10, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite

What do you think???
Do you love this new suite? It will be in the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog that will be released June 1, 2017. 



Good news??? YOU can pre-order it May 1, 2017 and have it long before June 1 ever arrives. :) 
The free gift is with the Premier Bundle as shown below. 


How you ask???? Make sure you request my newsletter and I will make sure that you get reminded to get this beautiful suite ordered as soon as it's available. May 1, you will also have the opportunity to get my additional freebies when using a hostess code. The hostess code will be in my newsletter that will come out on April 30 and you will have to be a newsletter subscriber to receive it. Make sure you go HERE and enter your email to receive my newsletter. 



Be thinking about this bundle. I am thinking about doing "4 is enough" for this bundle just like I did "8 is enough". I'll explain over the next week or two. If you participated before and know you would like to do this, then let me know :) 

Happy Crafting :)
~Nicole


Thursday, April 6, 2017

April's Paper Pumpkin - Something EXTRA special

April's Paper Pumpkin Reminder!!!!

New subscribers must be signed up with 
Paper Pumpkin by 
Monday April 10, 2017!!!

If you sign up on the 11th, you will be saddened because you will not get April's box, but you will have to wait until the May box. 

Remember that April's Paper Pumpkin has been designed by Sara, our CEO, and will contain a something EXTRA for everyone.


Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription box that will come to you in the mail each month. It is $20 and that includes shipping :) 

Each kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink and all the supplies needed to make the project included! It's the perfect thing to take on an airplane or with a friend for a quick fun project. :) 
Everything fits in the box, so it's very portable! In fact I took one with me to the hospital and made things while I was waiting for my mom to get surgery. It took my mind off things and gave me something fun and easy to do. Each box has instructions and everything. 

For a monthly subscription sign up HERE.
You truly can cancel at any time. 
For a prepaid subscription purchase HERE, but then remember after you subscribe then you will receive an email to redeem your subscription. If you don't redeem it, nothing will ever be sent to you. 

If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to ask. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, April 3, 2017

2015-2017 In colors



Oh those lovely 2015-2017 In-Colors. They have been in place for the last couple years and will be retiring this year. They will be available while supplies last until May 31, 2017. 

Watermelon Wonder
Mint Macaron
Tip Top Taupe
Delightful Dijon
Cucumber Crush

I always love the In Colors a ton and am always so heart broken when they go away. Alas...there will be new colors, but I always miss the old too. 



Don't miss out on your opportunity to get these stamp pads and refill inks. Don't forget the paper and the ribbon as well. All of it will retire. 

My newsletter will be coming out tomorrow and will showcase some specials that highlight the 2015-2017 In colors. If you don't already get my newsletter make sure that you CLICK HERE and then put in your email and submit so that I can get you the April 2017 newsletter. 

Also here is a great video showcasing all 5 In colors from 2015-2017 as well as the tool, the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. It's a handy tool. You may have wondered if you would really use it, so watch my video and see why it's a great tool to own. 


I also showcase the Envelope Punch Board in this video. Every time I use the Punch Board I am amazed how simple it is. :) 

Make sure you follow me on YouTube and get my newsletter :) You don't want to miss out on my specials. They are pretty good if I do say so myself. 

Tomorrow I am off to be with my mom while she has hip surgery. I'll be finishing up my newsletter and sending it out to you all. I hope you are having a wonderful day and that you find some time to take a deep breath and do what makes you smile. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Not just for Flowers ;) and a GIVEAWAY.



Flowers can be Palm Trees TOOOOO!!!
Below are examples of cards that were made with the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration set on the Stampin' Up! Website. A demonstrator from the UK showed us that that the flower can also be a palm tree and shown above in my semi-CASE'd (Copy and Share Everything) Card. I changed the colors, sentiment & ribbon, but same basic idea. I just love creative minds that see something else other than a flower. 




Sale-A-Bration is just a couple days from being over. You do still have time to order. For every $50 of product before tax and shipping, you get to pick a Sale-A-Bration item. 






Couple reminders....

1). If you don't already have Paper Pumpkin, April's box will be amazing as it is designed by our CEO Sara :) It's gonna be something special for sure. While Sale-A-Bration is still going on until March 31st, 2017, you can still purchase a 3 month subscription of Paper Pumpkin for $55. That also qualifies you for a Sale-A-Bration item. Make sure you register your subscription before April 10 to get this awesome box that is show below. I can't wait to see what Stampin' Project we will be making :) 

 Click HERE to order Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription


2). Do you buy Stampin' Up! just as a hobby and would like to get the discount yourself on the things you buy? Why not join as a Hobby Demonstrator? Thinking about joining my team? Before March 31st is the best time. You pay $99 and you get $125 worth of WHATEVER product you want in your "kit". PLUS Stampin' Up! is giving you 2 additional stamp sets for FREE. AND to make the deal a little sweeter after you meet your quarterly minimum of $300 before June 30, you get ANOTHER stamp set that they are offering. Goodness!!! So many free things :) 

Well I hope that you have a fabulous day and get to spend some time crafting yourself. 

Recently I had my 1 year Stampiversary (March 27th to be exact). Head over to my Facebook page and Like it. Watch my Live Video from March 27th as there are still giveaways to be had. In fact....the next purchase gets the Tasty Trucks set as the person who won that set, already had it and is letting me give it away to someone else. 


Have a very happy Crafting day
~Nicole




Friday, March 17, 2017

8 is Enough Party and Giveway. EVERYONE WINS!!!!

Good morning :) 



I wanted to let you know about a special that I am doing for my 1 year Stampiversary. 

I am doing "8 is Enough"

1. Sign up by March 25th, to do an order of at least $50 , ( I need 8 people to sign up) All 8 orders from the 8 participants will be put together to make up one order, so that all the benefits of the order can be dispersed between all 8 participants.

2. Turn in at least a $50 order by March 25th - Email your order to me @ nicern1@gmail.com - I will enter it. ( you will not enter your order online, I must enter it in order to count for this special) You will be able to send a check for payment or a credit card number to me. You may also use PAY PAL (all orders will be shipped directly to you, with the exception of the hostess prizes which will come to me, and I will ship to you. 

3. You will get 1 Free Sale-a- Bration item of your choice for your $50 order. ( see Sale-a-bration Brochure)- **If you need the new catalogs, let me know. See the 3 new SAB items and the SAB brochure at the bottom of this email!

4. PLUS- Everyone that turns in at least a $50 order will get an extra PRIZE- All the Hostess benefits and Sale-a- Bration Benefits that go with a party will be split between all of the Participants. 

EVERYONE  gets a prize! PRIZES INCLUDE: 
1. (1) participants will get to choose $25 in FREE SU items of their choice 
2. (1) participants will get to choose $20 in FREE SU items of their choice
3. (1) participants will get to choose an item for 50% off (can't be an item on your $50 order) 
4. (3) participant will get to choose $15 in FREE SU items of their choice 
5. (1) participant will get to choose $10 in FREE SU items of their choice
6. (1) participant will get to choose an additional Sale-A-Bration item 

Participants will be put in a hat for a random drawing of the prizes. ** I will notify all participants of their prizes on March 26th. I will need your prize orders by midnight that night. So plan ahead! 


This is a WIN for everyone! 

Also...in addition.....Everyone who participates will be entered to win the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. 

Please let me know if you have any questions whatsoever :) 

Additional freebies to be added throughout the week next week and next weekend :) 

If you don't have a catalog handy to browse, you can go to www.nicern1.stampinup.net and click shop to look around. Remember that to participate you must email me your order. You can take up more than one $50 spot and get the additional prize yourself. :) 

Have a wonderful day!!!
Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, March 13, 2017

Vertical Greetings Online Class




 This is a unique class as there are several different sentiments in this stamp set, and you can use any of them on these cards. So if you want them all to be Thank you Cards or Happy Birthday Cards, feel free to do that. It's whatever you need for your collection. :)



If ordered prior to March 31, 2017, then you will also get this Avant Garden set shown below as a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. In addition I will provide and additional bonus video that shows how to make 6 gift tags. I will also provide the paper supplies to make those gift tags as an additional FREE gift from me directly. 

This class includes*** (at regular retail price)
  • Vertical Greetings Stamp Set (Item 141876) $19.00
  • Aqua Painter (Item 103954) $8.50 for 1 painter
  • Clear Wink of Stella (Item 141897) $8.00
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Item 119246) $5.00
  • Emerald Envy Stamp Pad (Item 141396) $6.50
  • Rose Red Stamp Pad (Item 126954) $6.50
  • Paper Supplies to make 2 of each of the 3 shown cards for FREE from me personally as well as 6 envelopes. This includes the enamel shapes and ribbon.
  • Exclusive video showing you step by step how to make each card. This is also FREE from me.
=$53.50 + tax/shipping

If you would like to add on the Clear Block ($8.50) that fits all of the stamps from the Vertical Greetings set, you get a little discount and the class = $60.00 + tax/shipping

***You will need to provide your own clear block for the stamps unless you've chosen the option with the block. You will also need to provide your own Black Stamp pad, adhesive & tape***

If you need to add on any additional items to your order, you may do so. Please let me know what you need. 

Email me at nicern1@gmail.com to get the Paypal link to purchase this class. 

Please check out my facebook page and Like it :) @ The Stampin' RN

Every month I send out a newsletter via Email - Make sure you are part of that list. :) I have some wonderful monthly deals available personally from me. 

Click HERE and enter your email and hit Submit to receive my newsletter. 

Please let me know if you have any questions :) 
Happy Crafting
~Nicole






One Stamp set, One Color


All you need is 1 stamp set and 1 color and you can create some beautiful things :) I have used Blooms & Wishes with Watermelon Wonder to create these cards. I also used the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper. 


I do have this available in a class.
Blooms & Wishes $21.00
Stamp Color $6.50
= $27.50 + $2.50 shipping = $30.00
You get the Stamp Set & the Ink color that you have paid for. You also get as a FREE gift from me - the supplies to make 2 of each of all 3 cards and envelopes. 

Email me at nicern1@gmail.com that you would like the Blooms & Wishes Class and tell me which color :) This class is available for purchase via Paypal.

Watermelon Wonder





Night of Navy





Island Indigo


If you need any additional items to add to this class. I can add them for you and include FREE shipping. Just let me know which items you would like in your email. I will then send you an invoice via Paypal. 

Make sure you check back to see my upcoming specials for my 1 year Stampiversary.

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, March 6, 2017

March Newsletter & Giveaway

Giveaway details FIRST. My Facebook Live with the Stampin' RN has the details. 


Newsletter :) Do you want to be in the know right away? Want to see what specials I have going? and what Freebies I have? Then you will definitely want to be signed up for my Monthly Newsletter. 
Click Here  and then enter your email address next to "Receive My Newsletter" and click SUBMIT. I will then add you to my mailing list. 

For the first half of the month - March 1-15
go to www.nicern1.stampinup.net
and enter Hostess Code MX249WZY when you complete your order and you will qualify for
Before tax and shipping if your purchase is: 
$50 and under: you will get the Urban Underground Washi Tape
$51-$100 the above item and the Bermuda Bay & Calypso Coral Markers
$101-$149 the above items and the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder
$150 and above (Do Not use the hostess code)...all of the above items will be yours and you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards.

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st, 2017. You know what else ends March 31??? Joining my team with the extra's that Stampin' Up! is offering. 

For $99 you get $125 of ANY Stampin' Up! product that you want and in ADDITION you get ANY TWO stamp sets FREE.

You can join just as a hobby demonstrator and get the discount for yourself or you can turn it into something more. Either way....there is NEVER any pressure. That is my favorite part.

Join me and my team of PNW Stamp Sisters 
"Pretty Nifty Working" Stamp Sisters.
We would love to have you!!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cool Treats.... is still so cool :)

I really cannot get over this super cute Stamp Set and Framelits!


This month I used it for my Swap that I do with the team that I belong to. I hope that they love them. I also figured...if I'm going to make a bunch of cards, I might as well show you how I did it!!


Swaps are pretty fun....you make say 20 cards and send them to the leader....then other people do the same. Then you get back 20 cards....yours and 19 others. Some very talented people out there!



If you have any questions about my creations or supplies used, don't hesitate to ask :) 
~Happy Crafting :) 
Nicole