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