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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Newsletter & additional GIVEAWAY

For those of you who get my newsletter, please read on and see the additional giveaway's I have added :) 

May 2017 newsletter
Retiring List almost gone FOREVER!!

A Card a Day in May
It rhymes...right? Well lets take all these cards that we make and get them out to others. Let's make the day special for someone else. A handmade card will definitely brighten the day for a loved one or even a stranger. Before you send that card or give it away, take a picture of it. Go to my facebook page www.facebook.com/theStampinRN . I will be posting my card that I send out each day. Comment on my post with the picture of your card. On May 31st, for every picture that you have uploaded you will have an entry into the drawing. The winner will receive

  • All 5 of the 2017-2019 In-Colors
  • The Stampin' Write Markers of the 2017-2019 In-Colors
  • The new 2017-2019 In-Colors Bitty Bows
  • The new 2017-2019 In-Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

So get to making those cards! And then make sure you get them uploaded to the Stampin' RN's facebook page :)


Next...my personal freebies. These are things that I offer to my customers from me, they are not from Stampin' Up! Directly, so they must be ordered from www.nicern1.stampinup.net

For May 2017.... I will only be offering the hostess code for ½ of the month.
The catch is....you must use the Hostess Code if the order is under $150 before tax & shipping. IF it is over $150 before tax & shipping, DO NOT use the hostess code, and you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards (freebies) and I will still give you all the items you would have earned from me.

Between May 1-15 use Hostess Code 2VRX42HR at www.nicern1.stampinup.net
$50 and under you will get the 2016-2018 In-color Enamel Shapes
$51 - $100 the above item and the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon
$101-149 the above items and the Sweetheart Punch
$150 and above (no hostess code)....all the above items and you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards

**Please be aware all the items that are my freebies are retiring and are only available while supplies last. If the item you qualify for is sold out, then it will be replaced with another item of similar value of my choosing. Also each freebie is limited to one per person per month**





Additionally....I have the "Nailed It" Clear Stamp Set & "Build It" Framelits Dies. They are brand new and have never been used. The Framelits are completely sold out and will not be sold again. Perfect for Father's Day. Anyone who makes a purchase on my website www.nicern1.stampinup.net between May 1-15 and uses the Hostess Code 2VRX42HR will be entered to win this FREE set. 





New for 2017 --- Referral Bonus for May– If one of your friends or family orders from me at www.nicern1.stampinup.net then you will get to pick (1) of your choice for each customer referred of any of the Ribbon in the new Catalog coming to you soon ;) Make sure you email me and tell me who you've referred and I will check for their purchase :)

I do still have 1 paper share of the color families. Remember that all of the Color Family Designer Series Paper is sold out now, so this is it. You can purchase it here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FHYM4L25B4HFQ

I also have 2 of the themed paper share that is retiring – you can purchase it here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GQF486PJMPKFA


New Catalog – did you hear me say that earlier????
Well...you heard right. :) The new 2017-2018 Catalog will go live on June 1st

 If you are a current customer of mine and have ordered anything from me in the last 6 months, you will be receiving a little packet from me with the new catalog along with a bookmark of the New In-Colors and of course some other fabulous specials that only my VIP customers will be privy to. So if you haven't made a purchase yet, make sure you do in the next couple weeks, and use the hostess code so you get freebies. I will be getting the new catalogs in the next couple weeks, and you should have them in your hands the last week of May. :)





Do you want to be your own hostess for an online party and get to collect your own Stampin' Rewards? I do online get together's for people on Facebook. We set up an event that runs for 2 weeks. Anyone that orders during that time will use your own hostess code and you will collect the rewards on all of their purchases! I make it fun with giveaways and live videos and follow along tutorials. If you are interested, please email me at nicern1@gmail.com and we will get you set up!
If you would like to book a party during the month of June, please contact me. Every hostess who books in May for an Online Party in June and has a qualifying party of $250 or more will get their Stampin' Rewards as well as additional Stamp Set from me ($30) Value.



I had the privilege of pre-ordering from the new catalog on May 2, one of the perks of being a demonstrator :) Remember...you don't have to sell it...you can be your own best customer and only customer should you choose that. Would you like to join my team? Like I said, you can just do this to get the discount for yourself. Any new demonstrators that sign up with me after May 2 will get to choose the items in their Starter kit from both the current catalog and the pre-order items from the New catalog. Go to www.nicern1.stampinup.net and Click “Join the Fun” You won't regret it! Please let me know if you have any questions whatsoever!



Giveway Recap
  • A Card a Day in May on TheStampinRN Facebook page-post in my comments on my Facebook page and be entered to win a bundle of 2017-2019 In Color products (1) winner.
  • Purchase from my site between now and May 15 using the hostess code and be entered to win the Nailed It Stamp Set and matching Build It Framelits dies (1) winner.
  • Contact me in May to set a June Online Facebook Party and have qualifying party sales of $250 and get a FREE(up to $30 value) Stamp Set of your choice (1) stamp set per Hostess. 

Please let me know if you have any questions at all :) 




Happy Crafting ~Nicole 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Scrapbook Time

Time to Scrapbook!

Scrap-booking is what started all this craftiness in me as an adult. I've always been a paper crafting girl. In elementary school I used to get crafting books from the Library and after school I would make crafts and give them to my grandparents. :) 

When I had kids I started scrap-booking. My oldest is 22 now. She has a great scrapbook until she was about 7 or so....then I fizzled out. I think because by then I had another little girl and so then I was trying to do 2 scrapbooks. I just couldn't keep up. Then the digital world exploded and all my pictures were on my computer and on my phone, and scrap-booking took a back seat to all these pictures that I had available to see anytime...I didn't have to wait to develop them. 

Well instead of worrying about all the pages that I haven't done. I think I'll just start where I'm at. My youngest is in high-school, and I'm sure when she graduates, she would love a scrapbook of her high-school years. :)  

Do you ever feel like you aren't sure where to start when making a scrapbook page? I've heard many Stampin' Up! demonstrators say, "Use your card design". So I decided to try it. You know what???? It was so nice! I had the design and the colors already figured out. I just had to move it to a bigger canvas. 

I took this card...


and turned it into this scrapbook page...


It was so easy to take the colors and the decorations on the card and transition them over to a scrapbook page. And with Stampin' Up! and it's colors and how it all coordinates, that even made it simpler. 



Right now there is a gorgeous 12x12 Scrapbook on-sale with Stampin' Up! You can also get the 12x12 page protectors. Get started today! Don't waste another minute. You could even get some of the retiring 12x12 designer series paper and your whole book would coordinate :) What a great Mother's Day gift!! Maybe a quick page for each child and grandchild in your Mom's life :) 


If you decide to pick of some of these items, make sure that you use Hostess code: 2VRX42HR then you will also qualify for my May freebies :) My May freebies will only be available from May 1-15, 2017. I will be closing this hostess code on May 16 and ordering your freebies. Once I get them, I will send them out to you. 

  • With any purchase and hostess code above - you get the Enamel Shapes
  • With $50-$100 purchase and hostess code above - you get the Enamel Shapes and the Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon
  • With $101-$150 purchase and hostess code above - you get the Enamel Shapes, Sweet Sugarplum ribbon, and the Sweetheart Punch
Please be aware all the items that are my freebies are retiring and are only available while supplies last. They are at a reduced price not shown below. If the item you qualify for is sold out, then it will be replaced with another item of similar value of my choosing.

I hope that you have a fabulous day and find some time to do the things that you love. :) For me it's crafting. 
Happy Crafting
~Nicole

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 :)