Friday, August 11, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Special & Giveaway


This is an awesome deal for Paper Pumpkin!

If you love a good deal, now is the best time to join Paper Pumpkin—during the Fall into Savings promotion! Paper Pumpkin will deliver your first  kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make fun, shareable cards and projects—all for 50% off!


The monthly subscription is $19.95 and that includes the shipping. With this promotion NEW SUBSCRIBERS get the first month for $10 and again...that includes the shipping!!!


The part I love is that everything is a surprise every month. It's like unwrapping a gift for yourself. If there is a kit that you just love you can by additional replacement kits for just $8 since you already have the stamps and ink with your first kit. 


Also...lets say this isn't for you after you try for the 50% month. You log into paper pumpkin and cancel. You don't have to call and talk to anyone or anything so super easy. 


Even more awesome? When you sign up with Paper Pumpkin with me, you get to be a part of my VIP Stampin' RN Page and get additional Paper Pumpkin ideas every month for those of you who like to color outside of the lines. ;)




I've scattered some of the Paper Pumpkin Kits that have been available over the last few months so that you can see how amazing these all are. Each set comes with step by step instructions on how to make each item, the ink colors needed, the stamp sets and all supplies including the adhesive. Your first box even includes a clear acrylic block that you will use for all other kits. 

What are you waiting for????


Any new subscribers that sign up with me before Sept 10 will be entered to win a free stamp set from the new holiday catalog $25 value. 
(That's from me;)

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, August 7, 2017

This Little Piggy :) & 8 is Enough

This Little Piggy :) 


This was one of my very favorite and anticipated sets when the new catalog came out. :) 
Those little pigs are just so darn cute. 


I really found it handy to have the Stampin' Write Markers in the coordinating colors to color in these items. 


The marker set is the perfect thing to purchase with any 50% offer. 

This makes me think that it is time for an
"8 is Enough Party"

What is an 8 is Enough Party you ask???

If you already have participated and want to sign up....Email me HERE

If you don't know about this awesome deal....
Well let me tell you :) 

1. Sign up by August 11th, 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 August 13th, If your order is $100, you get to take 2 spots and win 2 items - 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) This will all be payable via Paypal (all orders will be shipped directly to you with my name on it, with the exception of the hostess prizes which will come to me, and I will ship to you separately. 


3. Everyone that turns in at least a $50 order will get an extra PRIZE- All the Hostess benefits will be split between all of the Participants. 

EVERYONE  gets a prize! PRIZES INCLUDE: 
1. (1) participant will get to choose $20 in FREE SU items of their choice 
2. (1) participant will get to choose $15 in FREE SU items of their choice
3. (1) participants will get to choose an item for 50% off the retail price. (This does mean you will have to make an additional payment via Paypal for this item)
4. (3) participant will get to choose $10 in FREE SU items of their choice 
5. (1) participant will get the Hostess Stamp Set Background Bits
6. (1) participant will get the Wrapped In Warmth Stamp Set or the August Paper Pumpkin Kit


Participants will be able to be part of a live Facebook event on Wednesday August 16th where I will do a live demo and do the drawing of the winners ** I will notify all participants via email of their prizes. If you win a dollar amount of free items, I will need your prize orders by Thursday August 17th. 
(This special cannot be combined with any other free offers that I have going. FREE SU items cannot include 12x12 paper as it will not fit in my mailers unless you want to pay the additional $6.95 shipping)


To participate, just email me that you want a spot. 
Email me HERE

I hope you take advantage of this awesome fun opportunity. It's not everyday you are guaranteed a minimum $10 prize up to $55 value with your original purchase.
Remember, for every $50 on your original order, you will get a prize. 

Enjoy your day! 
Sign up for 8 is Enough HERE

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, July 31, 2017

New, New, New & Christmas in July!

New glasses
New color
New way to use stamps
And time to preorder Carols of Christmas :) 

Today was a good day :) 
My sister is a wonderful hairdresser and did my hair today and I picked up my new glasses :) 

I also got some prescription sunglasses....SOOOO Wonderful!!

Yesterday I went to family Birthday on my Dad's side for 3 of us who have birthdays in July. 
I made these wonderful cookie dough truffles dipped in dark chocolate :) I decided to use the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set to stamp the popsicle sticks to make them more festive.

Stamping doesn't have to be just for cards and scrapbooks :) 

Christmas in July & August :) 

Carols of Christmas is officially available for you to order before the rest of the holiday catalog as of August 1st, 2017!


Take a look at what I designed with this new set :) 


It's just so much fun to use the Embossing Paste with any Holiday set, especially on Christmas trees :) 
Watch here how I did it :)

Make sure you order this set early and get started on your holiday cards :) Why wait until November when you should be able to fully enjoy the holidays with your family. Instead this year, work on things early :) 
Need some incentive???
Well you know that I love specials. So of course I have one for you :) 
Anyone who purchases the 
Carols of Christmas Bundle
will get the Holly Embossing Folder for FREE from me :) Wooohooo!!!
Make sure to watch for my other monthly specials. If you aren't already getting my newsletter make sure you sign up for that so that you know all my specials. :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

3D Treat Box

Treat boxes are so much fun. This one actually doesn't take too long. I have included the measurements and the video below to help you put this together :) 





  • Cut a piece 9 1/2" x 4 3/4" out of the cardstock or DSP that you want to be the main box. (above this is the solid pool party cardstock) Score on the short side at 3/8", 2 5/8", 3 3/8". Score on the long side at 2 1/4", 4 1/2", 6 3/4", 9". Cut out the pieces as indicated above. Fold on all other score lines. Adhere together as shown in the video.
  • Cut a piece 6 3/4" x 2 1/4" out of the cardstock or DSP that will be what the box slides in to. (above this is the black floral DSP). Score on the long side at 3/4", 3 1/16", 3 7/8", 6 3/16". Fold on all score lines. Adhere together as shown in video. 





Another Antique store pick up :) 

My husband spied this in the corner window of a wonderful Antique store that we go to. It was just perfect for displaying cards :) 

Don't forget about Christmas in July! In fact...here's another special. 

Order the Christmas in July Carol's of Christmas bundle (stamp set and matching Framelits) and I will send you a coupon for 10% off your entire order for the Holiday catalog that will be available to you on Sept 1(I get my first sneak peek today as a demonstrator). Use hostess code 9AXHTU4D at www.nicern1.stampinup.net

**This special is from me directly, not from Stampin' Up! In order to redeem the 10% in September, you will need to email me your order and I will make the order for you and invoice you on Paypal**

Also...Christmas in July for new demonstrator is only through the end of the month as well. 
Email me with questions at
or join my team
Remember for $99 you get to pick $125 worth of whatever products you want and also get this whole set that includes the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Too many deals to keep track.lol. If you have any questions at all about them please don't hesitate to email me. I'm happy to help. 

Well...I'm off to my day job :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole





Monday, July 24, 2017

Day #8 Winner & The Birthday week is complete!

And this 41st Birthday week has been completed!

I have lots of pictures to prove it :) 





I had a wonderful week and I hope you all had a wonderful week as well with my giveaways!
Speaking of Giveaways....the winner of the last day for the box of various adhesives goes to....
Babe! You won!!!!


Now today I will get all of these out in the mail :) Be watching for them if you were one of this weeks winners :) 
Why don't we just recap :)


  • #1 - Tranquil Tulips Stamp Set - Kim
  • #2 - Cupcakes & Carousels/Peekaboo Peach Stamp pad - Elaine
  • #3 - Shooting Star Stamp Set and framelits - Kathy
  • #4 - 2 packs of retired cardstock and 3 new In-color Stampin' Pads - Penny
  • #5 - Lucky Stars embossing folder and Lucky Elephant Stamp Set - Kim
  • #6 - Paper Pumpkin May 2017 Set - Babe
  • #7 - Playful Palette DSP Stack and enamel shapes - Monica
  • #8 - Adhesive Pack - Babe
  • Facebook Stampin' RN VIP Carols of Christmas Bundle - Pat
I really hope that you all had a wonderful time. I sure loved seeing all of the things that you like or do for your birthdays :) Helps me get to know you better :) 

I started this week by possibly needing a root canal and a crown, so not thrilled about that. Alas...it can't all be birthday trips and roses right?!


Well one more thing that is adorable! I did get this super cute item at the Antique store this weekend and my hubby put it up for me :) It holds all of my ribbon (a couple are hidden behind, but they all fit..and I do have them all ;)


Well I better get to sending those freebies out to all the winners, then I have a fun 3-D project to get filmed and posted for you. 

Thank you again for all the birthday wishes and fun comments. You all made this last week extra special :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Last Birthday Giveaway! Winner #7 and Prize #8

Wow! What a week I have been having :) Last night rounded out the celebrations with a family BBQ that my sister put on for me. 
Is this cake amazing or what? It was a fresh strawberry filled cake with some amazing white chocolate dipped strawberries on top. It was utterly beautiful. 
We also had steak and chicken skewers, burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and pasta salad. It was a job well done. 

My mom, brother and my oldest daughter. 

Do you ever wonder what happens during an evening that you missed so many opportunities for pictures? Here are a couple, but for some reason....pictures were scarce yesterday evening. 

And of course me and Sarabee courtesy of snapchat filters.lol I'm not sure teens know any other way of taking pics.



Now on to the giveaway :) The winner of the Paper Stack and Enamel Shapes is Monica :) Congratulations girl!

And Giveaway#8, the last of the Birthday Giveaways is this awesome box of adhesives. 
There's Snail, Fast Fuse, Fine tip glue, tombow multipurpose, mini glue dots, mini and regular dimensionals, Tear and Tape....something for every situation. :) 


To enter this Giveaway, just comment below with your favorite adhesive to use on cards. 
Mine...well...I do love them all as they each seem to have a specific purpose :) But....my favorite that I use the most often is the fast fuse and a close 2nd are the dimensionals :) 

I hope that your week has been as wonderful as mine :) One more winner will be posted tomorrow. Thank you again for participating. :)

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Winner of Day #6 and GIVEAWAY #7!!!!!

This week is just cruising by!!!!!

I'm headed back from the beach today and having a family BBQ with my Mom & family. I can't wait to see them all. :) 

Winner of Day #6 is.....Babe

Giveaway #7 is the Playful Palette DSP Stack and 2016-2018 In color Enamel Shapes



For today's giveaway comment below tell me what your favorite thing to BBQ is :) recently we've been BBQ-ing chicken legs and they have been delicious! Today is burgers and corn on the cob! Yummmm! Corn on the grill....now that is some good stuff! 

Remember the Nicole's July 20-31st Birthday Special is still going:
This is the You're Priceless Stamp Set and Perfect Days Memories & More Card Pack. 
Today through July 31st
Use Hostess Code 9AXHTU4D
If you purchase the 
  • You're Priceless Stamp Set Item# 143760
  • Perfect Days Memories & More Item# 144209
  • And have a minimum $50 order
**Your order must include the You're Priceless Stamp Set and Perfect Days Memories & More and be at least $50**

You will get for FREE
  • From Stampin' Up! a Bonus Days coupon for $5 off any purchase in August
My Birthday gift to you from ME for FREE
  • Supply Pack to make 10 cards as shown in the pic below including envelopes & dimensionals
  • You also still get all of my July freebies as shown HERE
  • And if you aren't already on my Facebook Stampin' RN VIP page, you can be now :) 

I just can't get over the colors for these cards. Probably my favorite color combo!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Friday, July 21, 2017

Winner #5 and Giveaway #6!!!!!!!!

Well I had a wonderful Birthday :) 
Filled with Family, Love & some slots.lol

The winner of the #5 Giveway the Lucky Elephant Stamp Set and Lucky Stars Embossing Folder is Kim!!!! 
 

The Stampin' RN VIP Facebook Page Winner of the Carols of Christmas Bundle is....
Pat!!!!!!


Giveaway #6 is The May Paper Pumpkin Set with the Donuts...such an adorable set. :) To enter, comment below what your favorite donut is :) That's easy for me....Maple Bar!


Don't forget that my Birthday Special is available to you for the rest of the month!


This is the You're Priceless Stamp Set and Perfect Days Memories & More Card Pack. 
Today through July 31st
Use Hostess Code 9AXHTU4D
If you purchase the 
  • You're Priceless Stamp Set Item# 143760
  • Perfect Days Memories & More Item# 144209
  • And have a minimum $50 order
**Your order must include the You're Priceless Stamp Set and Perfect Days Memories & More and be at least $50**

You will get for FREE
  • From Stampin' Up! a Bonus Days coupon for $5 off any purchase in August
My Birthday gift to you from ME for FREE
  • Supply Pack to make 10 cards as shown in the pic below including envelopes & dimensionals
  • You also still get all of my July freebies as shown HERE
  • And if you aren't already on my Facebook Stampin' RN VIP page, you can be now :) 
Hope that you have a wonderful day as I will. I'm going to be exploring Newport, OR with my guy and then going out to dinner :) 

Happy Crafting to you!
~Nicole





Thursday, July 20, 2017

Happy Birthday To MEEEEEEE!!!! Winner Day #4 and GIVEAWAY #5 and an EXTRA SPECIAL for you.

Happy 41st Birthday To Me!
I'm off work for the next 5 days and definitely ready for some fun :)

Before heading to the beach I will definitely be stopping to get my favorite little cupcake :) 

I am starting out the morning going to a little creperie with my daughters, then it's off to the beach with my guy :) 


BUT....before all of that....I have some Birthday Specials for you :) 
Giveaway #4.....
The Paper and Stampin' Pads
Penny-----You are the Winner!!!!
Congratulations :) 

Giveaway #5 

I'm feeling Lucky on my Birthday so this Giveaway is for the Lucky Elephant Stamp Set and the Lucky Stars embossing folder :) 

Are you Lucky? Tell me the last thing that you won in the comments below to have a chance at winning this fun set. :) 
I am rarely lucky...I mean rarely lucky in winning contests. But the last thing I won did happen to be just this last weekend. I went to a charity Lularoe event and I won the drawing for $50 to spend on clothing! Woohoo to me...very excited!

Remember if you are a member of my Stampin' RN VIP Facebook Page, which means you have purchased at least $50 from me this year, then don't forget to head over to the VIP page for additional giveaway. 
Not a VIP yet, but want to be? Make a purchase from me HERE, today, and I'll get you added and you can enter the additional giveaway!

Now I have another surprise for you!
It's My Birthday and I want to give you all a gift :) 

 This is the You're Priceless Stamp Set and Perfect Days Memories & More Card Pack. 
Today through July 31st
Use Hostess Code 9AXHTU4D
If you purchase the 
  • You're Priceless Stamp Set Item# 143760
  • Perfect Days Memories & More Item# 144209
  • And have a minimum $50 order
**Your order must include the You're Priceless Stamp Set and Perfect Days Memories & More and be at least $50**

You will get for FREE
  • From Stampin' Up! a Bonus Days coupon for $5 off any purchase in August
My Birthday gift to you from ME for FREE
  • Supply Pack to make 10 cards as shown in the pic below including envelopes & dimensionals
  • You also still get all of my July freebies as shown HERE
  • And if you aren't already on my Facebook Stampin' RN VIP page, you can be now :) 



 Additional items that you could add to make your order $50 but are not required are....

  • The Pretty Label Punch Item #143715
  • The Banner Triple Punch Item #138292
  • The Starburst Punch Item #143717
I will be using these Stampin' Pads, so you should have these or something very similar.
  • Basic Black Stampin' Pad Item #140931
  • Berry Burst Stampin' Pad Item #144083
  • Soft Sky Stampin' Pad Item #131181



AND....either way whether you purchase or not....you can still watch this video that I made. 


I hope that you have an awesome day! I know that I sure will :) It's my Birthday after all!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole