Monday, April 23, 2018

Share What You Love Suite Early Release & Preorder

"Share What You Love"
that is the name of the early release suite that Stampin' Up! is letting customers purchase early before the new catalog comes out June 1.



Share What You Love....
I love my Lord
I love my Husband
I love my Children
I love my Family...my parents...my sisters and brothers.
I have an abundance of family as I was adopted by two very loving parents and I was also blessed to have met my biological parents as well.
I have the family that I grew up with and I have the family that I have gotten to know over the last decade and become a part of. 
I have a sweet work family who cares about me and my family and their well being.
I have a fun loving Stampin' family who bring me lots of joy and smiles.

I am blessed, there is no doubt about that.

Over this last weekend my dad had a massive heart attack and quadruple bypass emergently. Needless to say...it was a rough weekend. 
But thankfully every person that I listed above was there for me and my dad. 
Beautiful flowers my work family blessed me with.

Like I said...I am blessed. 

This Stampin' Up! Suite means so much more to me now. Share What I Love...
That means so many things. 
I want to share what I love in crafting to bless those that I love and bless others who could benefit from a little extra love.
Whether it's a card or a sweet treat. 
I want to Share What I Love.


It's a Beautiful Day...that is so true. This sentiment from the "Love What You Do" Stamp Set is perfect on the eve of my Dad going home from the hospital. 

I have some additional freebies of course when you pre-order one of the "Share What You Love" bundles from me. 


Left picture - You can make this card with the Just Getting Started Bundle
Middle picture - You can make this card with the A Little More, Please Bundle
Right picture - You can make this card and all 3 cards with the Gotta Have It All Bundle.

These bundles will be available May 1st on my website the Stampin' RN
 or you can pre-order them directly from me until April 28, for some additional freebies exclusive from me. 
Email me to inquire :) 


Make sure you are getting my newsletter so that you too can get these specials. :) 


Think about Sharing What You Love today.

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#196 Las Vegas OnStage Fun

This last week I was in Las Vegas for a few days to attend Stampin' Up!'s Onstage local event

It was amazing of course :) 

I've put together some awesome picture groups for you to see how great it was. 


Vegas is always a trip that I take with my husband....so he went with me also. We are King and Queen of the Selfie together. I'm actually kind of impressed as I'm usually on the same side of the picture every time, but looking above I see that I mixed it up a little. Yeah me :) 


The lovely things of Vegas. A good drink, a Blueberry Lemon Crepe, A bowl of Gummy Bears, delicious Mexican food, flowers in the Bellagio, a nice win on the slots for me, did I mention gummy bears?!?!,  Paris - where my hubby and I got married 7 years ago...and don't miss the crimped hair for the 80's themed Centrestage dinner :)


And last but certainly not least the whole reason I really went to Las Vegas :) For Stampin' Up!'s Local OnStage Event. 
Good friends, great team, lots of laughs, and we got to see the new catalog and get lots of freebies :) So much fun!!!!
These times are just too much fun. I return energized and excited. 

You too can join me. November the Live OnStage will be in Orlando Florida for 3 full days!!
It's going to be EPIC.
Why Join my Team? Click HERE to see :)


Combo crafting and friends...it doesn't get any better. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole


Sunday, April 1, 2018

#195 Happy Easter Final Winner of the Stampiversary Giveaway :)

Happy Easter :) 


Today we started out with church and Sara brought a friend that she has had since kindergarten. 
We then went out to lunch and have pretty much relaxed the rest of the day. 

It has been a nice quiet Easter.
I was able to get all the cards and 6x6" paper all ready for those who made purchases during my Stampiversary week. 
Thank you again for all of your support. I hope that you all had as much fun as I did. 

The final winner of the last day for the Yay You Stamp Set is.....
Babe O'Mara!!!!
Congratulations! I'll be packaging that up with all your other goodies. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Saturday, March 31, 2018

#194 Last Day of my Stampiversary Week final Giveaway

Like I said before....this week has flown by
We had a wonderful birthday dinner for my daughter Caitlyn (23) last night :) 

Love this girl like crazy :) 
 Check out this amazing birthday card that I made for her :) 


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The winner of day #6 the organza ribbon and the gable boxes goes to Elaine Goh :) 
Congratulations!!!!

And for the last giveaway of my Stampiversary Week....the Hostess Set "Yay You". This set is only available to you normally with Stampin' Rewards and a party or a purchase over $150.

To enter to win this super fun stamp set...tell me what what you wanted to be when you grow up ;)

Joining my team today is an extra plus as during Sale-a-bration you get 2 additional stamp sets of your choice ($100 value)
Then as part of my team instead of purchasing Stampin' Up! from me, you just purchase it from yourself at the discount! 
This is not something that you have to be out selling. 

I sure thank you for joining me in this amazing week. 
I did meet my goal...thank you Marisa Murray for your recent order that pushed me over the goal line :) You got the last owl :) 
and the extra stamp set!

Tune in tomorrow to see who won the last giveaway :) 
You all have been wonderful in your support!!!
I appreciate it more than you know!!!

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Friday, March 30, 2018

#193 Day #6 of My Stampiversary with Giveaway, Winner and Stamping 101

First I must say....
Happy Birthday to my daughter Caitlyn :) 
23 today
Wow! where has the time gone???
Love this girl with all my heart. 
A nice dinner out tonight and a very fun creative birthday card to make things extra fun :) Some of you saw that last night on my live class.

Have you seen my Stamping 101 Series? 
I started out with Paper Cutting
Click HERE to see that post and video on how to use your Stampin' Trimmer

Episode#2 in Stamping 101 is Types of Stamps

I know you're excited about who won yesterday's prize the Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set.
Drum rolllllllllll
Marisa Murray You are the WINNER :) 
Congratulations. I'll be adding this stamp set to your other goodies. 

With all the goodies everyone will have by the end of the week, I think I'll need to send you out each Full Priority Mail padded envelopes to contain it all. 


Well, just 2 days left in Sale-a-bration
If there are last minute things you are wanting to purchase and then get an item free order now. 


There are 2 items that are going to carryover to the new annual catalog in June.
  • The blossoming basket dynamic embossing folder (not including the coordinating stamp set)
  • Celebrate You thinlet dies (not including the coordinating stamp set)

Today's giveaway is


White Organza Ribbon
Silver Gable Boxes
So many goodies you can make with these items
Try embossing the Gable box with a beautiful embossing folder...You will be astounded!

To enter the giveaway...it's easy....just comment below and say hello :)

Have an awesome day
~Nicole

P.S. Still have one owl left to turn over for another freebie for whoever makes the next order...and if your order pushes me over my goal as noted yesterday...you also get a free stamp set of your choice under $25. 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

#192 Day #5 of my Stampiversary Giveaway winner and another GIVEAWAY

WOW this week is flying by!

I have so much to do over the next few days, I'm not sure where to start

Click HERE to see what giveaways are going on this week. These are direct from me as a thank you to you all for choosing me as your demonstrator. 

I'm just $87.60 from my Sale-a-bration goal :) 
Who's gonna push me over the edge????
How about a Stamp Set $25 or less to whoever's order pushes me over the edge?
Don't forget to use hostess code SVH6E44R
at www.nicern1.stampinup.net to get credit for your purchase and qualify for freebies!


Well...lets start out with our giveaway winner for the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Pack with mini class pack
**Monica Talbot**
You are today's winner!!!

It's pretty fun to make cards with just the preprinted items in the Card Packs. 
Add a little ribbon and bling...and you are good to go. 

Today I have another great technique for you. I love techniques that look harder than they are. This is one of those :) 

You can see how easy it is here. The hardest part is figuring out the measurements if you are doing a completely different layout. If you choose my layout as above...here are the measurements..
The card base color (in this case Dapper Denim)
Card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
then 4 3/4 x 3 1/2"
then 4 x 2 3/4"
The Whisper White (stamped image layers)
5 1/4 x 4"
4 1/2 x 3 1/2"
3 3/4 x 2 1/2"
Watch my video below to see how you can do this too. It's easier than you think ;)


Stay tuned tomorrow will be another Stamping 101 video

Today's giveaway is.....
The Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set. Some very creative things can be done with this set with all those shapes :) 

To enter to win....I wanna hear what you struggle with in regards to stamping. Is there something that you just need more help with? 
Comment below. 

I'm asking because I want to help you all in the best ways...sometimes I need some help on what you all struggle with. 

Thanks for helping me out. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

#191 Day #4 of My Stampiversary with daily giveaway and yesterday's winner

Welcome to Day #4 of My Stampiversary :) 

On my facebook page I mentioned that I have one more little goodie. 
That goodie is....
-Your chance at a 1/2 price item-


For anyone who has made a purchase this week and used hostess code 
SVH6E44R or emailed me with their order, you will be entered for each purchase you made. 
If your name is drawn and you don't want to purchase a 1/2 price item, no worries, I can draw the next name. 
This is a great opportunity to get a bigger ticket item for 1/2 price :) 

Today I start my Stamping 101 videos
Are you new to stamping? 
Or have you been stamping but you don't know all there is to know? I've started a new series called 
Stamping 101
Today's video is all about the Stampin' Trimmer
How to use it, it's features, and how to cut layers


Stay tuned again next week for the next video in Stamping 101

Congratulations
Elaine Goh!!!!
You are the winner of the Layering Love Stamp Set. :) I'll be sending that out to you with all of your goodies at the end of my Stampiversary week :) 

For today's Giveaway.....
The Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack will be yours. :) 
The fun part is that it will also include a few paper supplies to make some cards. You will LOVE it :) 

To win this giveaway comment below with your favorite flower you like to plant for spring :) 

Happy Crafting to you!
~Nicole

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

#190 Day #3 of My Stampiversary Week with Giveaway & Winner

Day #3 of my Stampiversary

I'm still offering free shipping for any purchase from my Stampin' Up! site until the end of 
Sale-a-bration which is Saturday March 31, 2018

Email me your Stampin' Up! order to nicern1@gmail.com
and I will send you a Paypal invoice for your order. 

Other freebies you get from me with 
any purchase by 3-31-18
  • 5 handmade cards from me
  • (12) 6X6 pieces of Surprise Designer Series Paper
  • Free Embellishment of your choice $7 or less
  • Free Shipping

Congratulations Babe O'Mara...you are the winner of Day#2 which was the Fast Fuse and Refill.


I have to admit, I had not used the Heartfelt Blooms Sale-a-bration set. With it being a few people's favorites, I decided to use it....and man is it beautiful!! 

Watch just how simple it is to make these beautiful cards. 

The giveaway for today is the Layering Love Stamp Set


To enter to win this new stamp set make sure you follow my blog by clicking on Follow as shown below to the right of the screen where you see this.

Then comment below and tell me a stamp set that you don't have yet, but is on your wish list. 
Make sure you do both: Follow my blog and place a comment below to be entered. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

P.S. Stay tuned for Paper Cutting 101 tomorrow ;)


Monday, March 26, 2018

#189 Day #2 of My Stampiversary Week with Giveaway & Winner

Day #2 of my Stampiversary!

See all my freebies that I'm giving away :)
It even includes FREE shipping...


Today I have shared some bling with you by using the Cake Soiree Stamp Set

It's a big beautiful stamp set with so many stamps that it needs 2 cases to contain them all and with the framelits...it's beautiful set 


Take a look at how I dressed it up with lots of bling :) 


You can even follow along and see how I made this lovely


I hope that you were able to tune into yesterday's Paper Pumpkin Live on my Facebook page. 
March's box did not disappoint




Wowsers it was gorgeous!!!
You too can join Paper Pumpkin 


And without further ado...the winner for Stampiversary Day#1 is.....
Kathy Beemer :) 
You won the Birthday Wishes Stamp Set and Class Kit :) 

Day#2 Giveaway is the ever wonderful
Fast Fuse Set with Refill. Just comment below with your favorite Sale-a-bration item for 2018 :) 


Happy Crafting :)
~Nicole
p.s. Remember everyday this week is a new giveaway. 


Sunday, March 25, 2018

#188 Day#1 of My Stampiversary Giveaway

Welcome to my week of Stampiversary Giveaways :) 


Tonight I will be doing a Live Facebook of this month's Paper Pumpkin at 6pm PST at


Come visit my page at that time and say hello on my Live Facebook show. I will choose 1 winner during the Live Show who will win the 

Birthday Wishes For You Stamp Set
You will get this set and the paper supplies to make 4 cards - 2 of each design as shown in the video below :) 



Don't forget all the freebies that I am giving away with any purchase until March 31

I can't wait to share this months Paper Pumpkin with you. 

Did you know that right now Paper Pumpkin is 50% for April/May. That is just $10 per month
Click on the picture below to order
Don't forget to use the code to save :) 
This is for new subscribers only.
This is the perfect time to try it out. 
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft box that contains stamps and all the supplies you need to make the project that it includes.

Come see what a kit looks like tonight
6:00pm PST
www.facebook.com/thestampinrn

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Friday, March 23, 2018

#187 My 2nd Stampiversary Huge Giveaways and Freebies!!!

I have an announcement!
It's my 2nd Stampiversary on March 27
soooooo.......
Today Friday March 23 - Saturday March 31

Every purchase gets extra goodies and freebies!!!!

FREE Shipping from me
5 FREE Handmade cards from me
12 - 6x6" surprise sheets of Patterned Paper FREE from me
FREE embellishment of your choice $7 or less from me

Sample of 12 - 6x6" papers
Example of handmade cards












I bet you're wondering....
How do I get in on this amazing special???

It's really easy...

2. Email your order to me at nicern1@gmail.com
3. If your order is over $50 of product include in your email the Sale-a-bration item you want for FREE
4. Include in your email what embellishment $7 or less that you would like for FREE
5. I will total it up and send you an invoice via Paypal

It's EASY

If you want to order items on your own and not via emailing me, you can totally do that, but you will miss out on the Free Shipping paid for by me. 
If you do that....please use hostess code
SVH6E44R to qualify for my other freebies

But wait....there's MORE
The first 10 people to make an order will get to pick an owl off my board and get even more freebies :)


But wait....there's EVEN MORE!!!!

Starting Sunday March 25, I will be doing daily blog posts for the week with giveaways for everyone. For anyone who participates. 
7 days & 7 giveaways

Sale-a-bration is almost over. Don't miss out on the additional goodies added. 
Check them all out
HERE



Thursday, March 15, 2018

#186 Stained Glass "Ice" Technique with GIVEAWAY

Technique Thursday :)

This is a new thing that I am starting :) 
New techniques will be shared at least once a month on a Thursday. 

This first one was recommended by Kathy one of my Stampin' RN VIP's.

I had not seen this technique before so I had some researching it and trying different things. 

Here is what I came up with :) 


I just love the look of this ice technique and how it makes this butterfly look like Stained Glass. 


You can use any stamp for this technique but stamps that have a nice thick border and open areas to color in really lend themselves to the Stained Glass look. 
The Beautiful Day Stamp Set is just perfect for it. 

Other items that you will need are...
Some Stampin' Pad Ink Colors or Stampin' Blends and a sponge...
as well as ...




I hope you enjoy the video and know that you too can make something lovely. Don't be afraid to try new things. They are often easier than they appear. :) Make sure that you let me know if you have any questions as I'm always happy to help anytime :)


If you are finding that the technique is a little overwhelming don't worry...you'll get there.

Make a comment below and be entered to win some clear embossing powder so you too can work on the "Ice" Technique :) 

I am also going to start a beginning stamping session that includes the basics of stamping, cutting paper and beginning card making.
Stay tuned for those details :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole