Friday, December 15, 2017

Day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas Giveaway

12 Days of Christmas
- DAY 2 -

Today you will win...
Dimensionals!!!! Regular and mini size pack
& some Fast Fuse. What an awesome group of adhesives!!!

Paper Pumpkin is such a fun surprise every month. 
What is Paper Pumpkin? 
It's a monthly subscription box that is a surprise each month. 
It's like a little gift to yourself. When you open it up, everything is even wrapped in pretty folded tissue paper. 


 This year October and November's kit paired together. One kit with treat holders and the other with shaker cards. I have made them to give to my husband's coworkers. I'm sure they will love them. 

Here is a video on putting the shaker cards together...a special request from a friend


To enter to win make a comment on the blog post and tell me if you already subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and what you think you would like about it if you did order it. 

For the rest of December if you sign up for Paper Pumpkin at my site by clicking HERE you will get to choose any 1 of the Memory & More card packs as a gift from me shown below. 



Also the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs are being sent out Monday to all those who receive my newsletter ;)

Request my Newsletter by clicking here
Giveaways and Newsletters are for customers and not intended for other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. I hope that you understand.


Don't forget to come back each day for the next 12 days to see if you've won anything and to see what is coming up next. 

The winner of the Dare to Dream Stamp Set from the 1st Day of Christmas is....Kathy Beemer!!!! I will be sending out all of the items the day after Christmas once all names have been drawn :) Congratulations Kathy!!!!

Happy Crafting


~Nicole

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Day 1 Giveaway of the 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas
- DAY 1 -

Dare to Dream Hostess Stamp Set

This set is normally only available after spending $150 retail and using Stampin' Rewards. 



Such a wonderful simple set, yet so versatile. 

To enter to win make a comment on the blog post and tell me if you already get my newsletter or that you would like to get my monthly newsletter. 
This is something that I do personally. This newsletter is not something from Stampin' Up!, but something extra from me. 


Also the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs are being sent out Monday to all those who receive my newsletter ;)


Don't forget to come back each day for the next 12 days to see if you've won anything and to see what is coming up next. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dare to Dream & details for 12 days of Giveaways :)

Dare to Dream Hostess Set
-Simple & fun card-
as well as details about upcoming giveaways!


12 Days of Giveaways
I will be starting my 12 days of Christmas on 
Thursday December 14th 

What does that mean?

Well...that means 12 days of giveaways everything from stamp sets to markers to designer series paper to ribbon and then some more ;)
I'll even be having some live shows and demos during that time.
The live shows will be on my Facebook page here

Each day starting December 14th I will post the giveaway and how to be entered. 

I hope you get to have as much fun as I do. 
I love giving stuff away to you all. 
(The 12 days of Christmas is only for customers and not fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators)

Sara and I also got our nails done to be most beautiful for the holiday...and yes we are twins ;)



The new Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs are just around the corner. 
Make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter to get my additional giveaways - above what Stampin' Up! gives you.
Subscribe to my newsletter HERE

Stay tuned also to see some different layouts for the calendar that I am putting together for my mom for Christmas. She looks forward to a new one every year. 
Stamping is so fun, because it's not just about cards...it's about all sorts of crafts. 

Don't forget to stay tuned to get some upcoming giveways!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole



Friday, December 8, 2017

This Little Piggy Online Class

I am sooooo very EXCITED for this class!
This Little Piggy Online Class 
now available for a limited time. 


This class is available now until Tues Dec 12th, 2017

Included in this class is
  • This Little Piggy Clear Stamp Set #143922
  • Blushing Bride Stampin' Pad #131172
  • Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo #144601
  • Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Combo #144604
  • Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo #144597
$53.50 
is the total of those items above and the total for the class plus S&H


Included in this class for FREE from ME
  • Supplies to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs)
  • 6 envelopes to go with your cards
  • 1 page of dimensionals
  • Exclusive video that only class participants get to see showing you step by step how to put the cards together. You can watch as slowly and as many times as you like
  • 1 roll of the 3/8" Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon #144146
Email me nicern1@gmail.com to order this class. Remember it's only available until Dec 12th. 

On Dec 12th I will order these items. Once they get to me I will repackage for you and send out. 

Items you will need to have on hand to complete
  • Black Ink Pad
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Adhesive
  • Clear block for stamps
These cards are so darn cute! You are going to love them. Consider this class your Christmas present to yourself :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December Newsletter and Freebies

Everyone loves freebies...right????
Not everyone offers freebies...but I do. 
I appreciate you choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I want you to know that. 

So without further ado....
Here is your December newsletter. 
Make sure that you are getting this newsletter to keep up on my giveaways and freebies by 
subscribing to my newsletter HERE

December 2017 newsletter
The Season of Giving :)

I first have to say how very thankful I am for ALL of you :) You guys were such wonderful customers to me over the Thanksgiving holiday and month.
I hope that you all had a wonderful time with the freebies and extra offers.

Sales start Friday December 1st

  • Carryover and Retiring Holiday List will be posted
  • Year end SALES event will start with Stampin' Up! Dec 1 – Jan 2


December 1-12
use Hostess Code 7EGB6SWY

Any purchase will get the Silicone Craft Sheet #127853
$51 - $100 Your choice of free product up to $10
$101 - $149 Your choice of free product up to $20
$150 - $199 Your choice of free product up to $30
$200 - $250 Your choice of free product up to $40

This month EVERYONE should use the hostess code. Then contact me to order your free items. You will get only 1 level of Free products depending on your total before Tax & Shipping and also the craft sheet.

December 14-25

12 days of Christmas Freebies from Me :)
Stay tuned for details
Make sure that you are following me on my website -

There will be retired, current & new products for giveaways


Do you have a friend or family member that would like the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalog? Get their permission, send me their name and address and I will send them a FREE set of catalogs.
Remember if they purchase anything you will qualify for the Referral Bonus noted below.

New for 2017 --- Referral Bonus for December

If one of your friends or family orders from me at www.nicern1.stampinup.net then you & your friend will get your choice of stamp set $20 or less.

Don't FORGET---for each purchase during the month, your name will go into a drawing for a free stamp set $25 or less. I will be doing this for Oct, Nov & Dec. :) 

Start thinking about joining my team in January when Sale-a-bration starts or join me now and you get to order your starter kit from the Regular and Occasions catalog early! Then join me for an Onstage Local in April. That will be a 1 day event in various places all over the U.S. And I will be in Las Vegas for the event. That's where we will see the upcoming catalog for June 2018. I would love for you to join my team :) Remember you can do this just for yourself so you can get your own discount. 

Contact me at nicern1@gmail.com or click HERE to join my team :)

Please don't hesitate to ask questions if you have them. :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Tree with Hershey Kisses

It's Christmas TIME!!!!
I just love the holidays!
We actually decorated just before Thanksgiving because we went out of town. That way when we got back, everything was good to go. 


That's my daughter Sara and my doggy Nilla decorating the Christmas tree ;)

Oh how I also love to make treats during the holiday. Anything a little extra that I can add candy to is fun.


Here is a little tutorial on how to make these fun little Hershey Kiss Christmas Trees :) 


I have some other Christmas Stocking Stuffers coming up in an online class that you can purchase from me :) You get the stamp set and some ink and other items along with FREE from me paper supplies and candies to make the items. It doesn't get any better than that. 

Visit my events page to sign up for this class. 

The Stocking Stuffer class needs to be signed up for by Dec 10 to  make sure that you are able to get your supplies. Don't wait - this will be a fun one :)

I hope that you have a wonderful day and hopefully you have your Christmas list started ;)

Happy Crafting, 
Nicole

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Massive LIVE Giveaways with Purchase.

Stepped up 8 Is enough.... way up!!!!!!
Hello all! Did you all see you that I was in Salt Lake City this last week at Stampin' Up!s Onstage. It is a demonstrators only convention where we see upcoming product, complete make and takes and hang out with others making new friendships. It was amazing. I did get a few stamp sets too. I really love the selfie that one of my team members and I got with Sara Douglass the CEO of Stampin' Up!

Well a week or so ago I posted on my Facebook Page to see if you could have any item in the catalog what would it be. Well I decided to do a stepped up 8 Is Enough and made some of those coveted items the prizes. 

Here are the details........
Email to nicern1@gmail.com your order of at least $100 product from Stampin' Up! And I will total it up with tax and shipping and send you a PayPal invoice for payment. 
This is open to the first 8 people 
All orders must be paid for by Saturday November 18
The live giveaway show will be Sunday November 19 at 5:00 pm PST
All 8 people will win 1 of the prizes below. 
The order of the drawing will be in the order of purchase
All $ amount prizes must be able to fit in the priority mail padded envelopes, if they do not fit in the padded envelope such as 12x12 paper I will invoice you for $8 shipping 
Prizes to be won....


  • (2) 1/2 price off of any item 
  • (1) entire set of Stampin' Blends ($120+ value)
  • (1) set of letter framelits ($99 value)
  • (1) New Occasions Stamp set bundle ($62 value)
  • (1) $50 in free product
  • (1) $40 in free product
  • (1) $30 in free product
Aren't those insane prizes!!!!! I mean insaneeeeee!

And don't forget that the live giveaways also have little freebies. This is definitely a stepped up 8 is enough. Anyone who has ever participated in the 8 is Enough have loved it. 

Email me right away nicern1@gmail.com to let me know you are participating as these prizes are too good. This will fill up fast so don't wait.
This is gonna be soooo fun!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tiny Peek of what is to come & the NEW STAMPARATUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello All :) 

I have just come back from OnStage in Salt Lake City. 
OnStage is the convention for Stampin' Up! demonstrators to see upcoming catalogs, get encouragement and meet and hang out with other demonstrators. 
We had an absolute blast!!!
Join my team so that you can join me and others at the next OnStage in April 2018. There will be different areas around the U.S. that you can attend.

So as of today I can share a couple pictures of some of the new items in the Occasions and 
Sale-a-bration catalogs that will be available January 3, 2018. 


I am not kidding when I tell you that this is probably the best Occasions Catalog that I've seen. And the items for Sale-a-bration.....WOW!!!
I will be showing the goodies I pre-ordered in a live unboxing later this week when my items arrive.

One thing in particular that is AMAZING and long waited for is the new 
STAMPARATUS!!!!!!



This new tool will change how you stamp!
Stampin' Up! is going to allow us to all pre-order this item as of November 16, 2017 at 2pm MT.
At that time you can pre-order the tool. 

Approx shipping date is February 1, 2018. 
You will have to have a Credit card on file to pre-order, but you will not be charged until it is ready to be shipped. You will also get confirmation when it is ready to ship and if you change your mind, you can cancel it. 
The Stamparatus Retail price is $49.00. 
At time of confirmation add another small item and you will qualify for a Sale-a-bration item also!

Please let me know if you have any questions at all. Watch the YouTube video below to see how awesome this new tool is :) 
The first reservation window is Nov 16-30 for approx shipping Feb 1. 

If you reserve this item from me at 
during the first reservation window of Nov 16-30 and complete your purchase when it ships you will get to choose any (1) item $10 or less in the Occasions Catalog. 

People have waited quite awhile for a tool such as this from Stampin' Up! The Stamparatus will not disappoint. It is magical for sure. 

Please let me know if you have any questions at all - nicern1@gmail.com

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Stampin' Blends exclusive special from ME! Nov 1-8

Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Blends are HERE!!!
Available to you on November 1, 2017



For a limited...VERY LIMITED time
Specifically
November 1-8, 2017

You may purchase all 26 Stampin' Blends and the color lifter for $121.50 (Bundle price) and 
FREE FROM ME
You will get the 
Color Me Happy Bundle
(includes the Color Me Happy Project kit and Stamp Set $39.50)
FOR FREEEEEEEEE
This is simply a gift from Me to You!

This is a direct special only from me during
November 1-8, 2017.
In order to get this special, you will need to just ask me for it. You can EMAIL ME or COMMENT on my Facebook Page or Request my Newsletter HERE or COMMENT Below. 
Any of those ways...and you will receive the link for purchase. 

Again...this is a very limited time special, so act now. Who knows how fast these blends will sell out and then be on back order.

Contact me today :) 
Happy Crafting
~Nicole 


Happy Halloween! Pick a numbered Pumpkin

Go ahead! You have nothing to lose!!!
Pick a pumpkin below and comment with the number. I will then send you a response with the special you chose. 



You can begin using that special on Nov 1, 2017 and it will be valid until Nov 14, 2017. 

Freebies and discounts do require a purchase from my Stampin' Up! site @

**This cannot be used with my Stampin' Blends special**
Make sure you are getting my newsletter to know about that amazing deal with $39.50 FREE product with blends pens purchase. 

Have a Happy Halloween and Happy November!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole




Friday, October 27, 2017

Want 20% off anything Stampin' Up! ???

Good morning all!!!

I am so thankful for all of you that are VIP customers, followers on YouTube & Facebook, and all of you who just watch me at all. 


I hope that you enjoy the Giveaways and Live demos. We just had an amazing live marathon this last Saturday where I did live demos on Facebook every hour for 6 hours. I gave away ribbon, stamp sets, Paper Pumpkins, and more. It was incredible. About 14 things in all. 

Like I said, I am thankful for you all. 
Because you are all so wonderful....
A direct special from me
Any order from October 27, 2017 to October 31, 2017 will get a 20% discount on their product. 

All you have to do is email me your Stampin' Up! order to 

I will put your order together and provide the discount and send you a Paypal invoice for payment. It's that easy. The order will come to your house directly. 


The time of year where we are reminded to be thankful is upon us...here is something to get you started. :) 


The holidays are always so busy, so make sure you take some time to reflect and be thankful for the little things. :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mermaid and Markers

Mermaids :) How fun!




The Stampin' Write Markers are another wonderful item that Stampin' Up! offers. One of the reasons that they are so wonderful is because they coordinate with all the papers and ink. 

It is a really beautiful thing to be able to write in the inside of one of your handmade cards with a matching color pen. It just ties everything together so nicely. 


Use hostess code GDUJSHYD October 1-15 when you click Shop over at www.nicern1.stampinup.net
so that you can get my additional October freebies. 
What are the freebies????

Hoping you find some time to relax and craft :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Stamping more than cards

It's so fun to stamp :) 

Even more fun to find new ways to use your stamps. Knowing that I can use my stamps for all sorts of things makes them worth the cost. 


The stamped candles are super fun to make and much easier than you would think. Then put into a clear bag and wrapped with ribbon. A quick and simple but thoughtfully done gift. :)  



Another fun thing to do with stamp sets and paper is to make some nice home decor. 
I used stamps, designer series paper and some ribbon to put this cute little wall hanging together. 


A simple frame from the local craft store, then I went to work on it :) A very personalized gift for my daughter's friend. 

Things like this would make great Christmas gifts. Again what makes it so wonderful is to be able to match the designer series background paper with other things like ribbon and ink colors. 

What other things have you made with your stamps? 


Between October 1-15 use Hostess Code GDUJSHYD at
www.nicern1.stampinup.net
to get my additional freebies. 

Also right now...Stampin' Up! has a sale for select designer series paper.
Buy 3 get 1 FREE


Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, October 2, 2017

Scrapbook and Make a Calendar

Stampin' Up! is not just about making cards. 
Don't forget you can also scrapbook. 

Stampin' Up! has this amazing way of making scrapbooking easier because all the colors, embellishments, and designer series paper matches. 

I used to spend hours in the craft aisles trying to get things to match. Stampin' Up! has taken that guess work out and made life much easier. 

Take a look at these scrapbook like pages that I made last year for a 2017 Calendar for my mom. I will be doing the same thing again this year. 





Make sure you are using your stamps for as many things as possible :) It will make you feel better about purchasing them. 

Don't forget to use my Hostess code to get more deals :) 
Between October 1-15 use Hostess Code GDUJSHYD at

$50 and under you will get the Striped Treat Bags #144255 (reg catalog)
$51 - $100 the above item and the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder #144686 (holiday catalog)
$101-149 the above items and the Tree Rings background stamp #143964 (reg catalog)
$150 and above (no hostess code)....all the above items and you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards
**Please note you can qualify for each freebie only 1 time during the month. **

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter, Freebies & Giveaway

Hi there! I wanted to share my October Newsletter with you all below. :) For those of you who get my newsletter you also received a Scavenger Hunt so that you could be entered to win the Starburst Punch.

Sign up for my newsletter and you too will be able to enter this giveaway!
Click HERE and put in your email address so that I can send you my newsletter and additional giveaway options each month. :) 
***Giveaways are for customers only, NOT for Stampin' Up! demonstrators***

October 2017 newsletter
It's that time of year where you want to start getting ready for all the holidays. They do come around so quickly.


For Halloween you could make
some candles or some holiday wrapped hershey nuggets as shown above.
For Thanksgiving you could make some cute name cards for your dining table and cards expressing why you are thankful for someone.
For Christmas...don't get me started...stocking stuffers, cards, gift card holders, treat bags, etc, etc, etc!
Start planning now so that you get all of your goodies done in time.

I know you love my personal freebies. These are things that I offer to my customers from me directly, they are not from Stampin' Up!, so they must be ordered from www.nicern1.stampinup.net
Between October 1-15 use Hostess Code GDUJSHYD at www.nicern1.stampinup.net
$50 and under you will get the Striped Treat Bags #144255 (reg catalog)
$51 - $100 the above item and the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder #144686 (holiday catalog)
$101-149 the above items and the Tree Rings background stamp #143964 (reg catalog)
$150 and above (no hostess code)....all the above items and you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards
**Please note you can qualify for each freebie only 1 time during the month. **




Have you been thinking about Hosting a Party in your home or a Virtual Party?
What is stopping you??? It's easy and everyone can do it in their own home.

Stampin' Up! Still has this awesome deal going on, so I will continue to as well.
For a limited time
September 1 – October 31 they are giving you the Merry Patterns Stamp Set with a qualifying party with $300 in purchases. (This can be just your own $300 in purchases also)



This set is only available by qualifying for it. It will not be available otherwise.
I am even going to sweeten the deal. If you qualify for the Merry Patterns Stamp set....
I will let you also pick...on me...any stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog for FREE!!!!

Do you know what that means???? With a $300 order or Party, you get Stampin' Rewards of at least $36 in any FREE product & The Merry Patterns Exclusive Stamp Set & from me Your choice of ANY stamp set in the Holiday Catalog for FREE! Now that is an amazing deal!!!!

Did you know that Saturday October 7th is National Card Making Day? Stampin' Up! Has some amazing deals from October 1-10

Select Designer Series Paper is buy 3 get 1 free (make sure you put the most expensive one as the freebie)
There are also select stamp sets 15% off and even better.....
The Fast Fuse is buy 1 regular and get 2 refills FREE!!


to put together your order. Don't forget the hostess code above for additional specials from me personally. :) 


New for 2017 --- Referral Bonus for October– If one of your friends or family orders from me at www.nicern1.stampinup.net then you & your friend will get your choice of 2 Stampin' Pads. Make sure you message me and let me know who you are referring. :)

One more new thing----for each purchase during the month, your name will go into a drawing for a free stamp set $25 or less. I will be doing this for Oct, Nov & Dec. :)



Happy Crafting ~Nicole