Thursday, February 22, 2018

4x4's and some FREE supplies ;)

Found some simple instructions for some great 4x4 cards this evening. 
I love when everything is laid out for you. 



So because it's been easy for me...I'll make it easy for you. 

With any purchase from my Stampin' Up! site
www.nicern1.stampinup.net
I will send you the instructions as well as the paper supplies to make 2 of these 4x4 cards. 

After you make a purchase, just email me and let me know that you would like the card supplies. 
The card supplies include the card base, card layers and ribbon. 









All supplies noted below. I hope that you find some time to watch this quick and simple video to see how easy these cards are
I hope you enjoy :) 
Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

#179 Like Mother Like Daughter ;) Class & Freebies!

So Sara is my 16 1/2 year old. We are an awful lot alike, but then she is also so many things I wish I was. She is fearless in trying new things. She doesn't let being alone stop her. 

She surprises me all the time and brings me incredible joy. 

Well imagine my joy the other night when she comes in to my office and says...
"Mom...I just feel kinda stressed out...I need to make some cards or something"
WHAT?!?!?!?!?
She and I are twins apparently.lol
That is exactly what I do...if I'm stressed, creating beautiful cards just helps me de-stress. 

She wasn't up for creating something from scratch, so she chose to work with the
Color Me Happy Kit


 She went to work on her two favorite cards. She changed them up a little bit...she definitely has her own creative side. 
I was oh so proud of her. 


One of my favorite changes she did was turn the "thank" into an ombre look. I just love it! I'm so glad she did it, so I too will do it on my cards. 




This set needs 4 sets of the Stampin' Blends. 
The project kit and stamp set bundle is $39.50
Head on over to my Facebook Page and see the awesome special that I am offering for this kit in an online class with EXTRA Freebies ;) 

Must sign up by February 28th :) 
I hope that you will join me :) Only class attendies will get to be a part of the Live event. 

What's better than crafting in your jammies at home alongside some online friends???

Happy Crafting
~Nicole


Monday, February 19, 2018

Let's Try some Brusho :) & BOGO details

Brusho or BOGO? Which one first? 
  
Well I just love this new card so much, let me show you  Brusho first 


That beautiful ombre looking Orchid is made by using the new Brusho product from Stampin' Up!
What is Brusho?
It is Watercolor ink crystals that you sprinkle directly on water-washed paper and watch the colors burst :)
It comes in a pack of 5 different colors:

Brilliant Red
Gamboge (orange)
Moss Green
Prussian Blue
Yellow
Watch how I made this card in my most recent YouTube video below :) 

You will need to stay tuned for more fun with Brusho :) 

Now on to BOGO!!!!
Everybody loves a BOGO sale right???
Buy One Get One FREE

Right now I am offering a special from ME, this is not from Stampin' Up! So it is only available by claiming an item on my Facebook page. 


Here's how it works:

2. I have 39 new pictures posted of different USED, retired stamp sets & bundles with framelits/punch
3. You just comment on a picture that is not already claimed by saying "I want this one" in the comments. 
4. There is a price on each item. It is the full price of the item that was originally in the catalog.
5. You then get the USED item at the listed price and you get to choose the same $ amount in new items from the current catalog for FREE from ME
6. You also get to qualify for Sale-a-bration items if your purchase is over $50. 

That is amazing! Again this is only through my Facebook page. So please visit it today. 
The BOGO event will only go through Friday February 23, 2018. Then it will be closed. 

Also...any purchase from Me also gets you entered into the Stamparatus giveaway at the end of the month & you get to be a part of my VIP page :) 

It doesn't get any better than this :) 
Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Friday, February 16, 2018

#177 Getting Fit - How I got started

I am officially down 52lbs now. If you remember I was at 48lbs last week :)
So....what I'm doing is working

I feel tons better
I have more energy than ever before
I have no heartburn EVER

How have I done it? 
Well lets go back :)


Have you ever watched this show? 
My hubby and I did awhile back. These trainers who have always been fit, gain weight eating the all American diet and then lose it again. They then help someone like me do what they've done. 

Drew Manning who is shown above started this show. He did it because he said he wanted to understand how his clients felt. He wanted to be in their shoes so that he could fully understand the difficult path of weight loss. 

Fast forward a year + and I was scrolling through Facebook, and there was an ad for Fit to Fat to Fit program and I saw Drew. I thought...."oh that's that guy from that show". So I clicked on the link and Voila I lost 52 lbs. LOL. Just kidding. 

I listened to the video...read through some stuff. Remembered that I had heard of this "Bulletproof" coffee from my favorite LuLaRoe lady Danielle Proctor. You can visit her site by clicking HERE. As a side note Danielle does put the best outfits together. She truly has an eye for it. 
Anyways...I heard during one of her live shows that she was doing it and loved it. So I thought well it's worth a try....I have tried EVERYTHING else known to man. ;)

So I did it. I signed up for the Fit to Fat to Fit program for a whole whopping $37. It gave me a sample menu for the week, exercise ideas, and what to eat and what not to eat. 
There is a supplement that he also sells that I have a contact for as well. The supplement is not necessary, but has been helpful for me. 
If you'd like to order some you can do so by clicking HERE with my friend Cheryl. You can even click on the page to contact her and she can hook you up with a few for you to try out. 

So that's how I got started. 
When looking this up this morning, I see there is a new series started, so I'll have to watch and catch up. Watching other people's journey to weight loss is inspiring to me :) 

If I could inspire just one person...I'd be thrilled. But wait...I have, my hubby, my mom and my daughter all started this same program in January and are having great success as well :) 

Stay tuned again next Friday for some more updates and info on how I've done this and am succeeding :)

Have a happy day
~Nicole

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day and a Giveaway

Happy Valentines Day

I do love holidays of any sort. If you've been following me for awhile, you know that I do love them. 

My hubby and I aren't doing much today, but this weekend, we are going to a Symphony and to a nice dinner. We will be celebrating Valentines Day then. 

I did get him this super cool stool for his work bench. He's a Chevy guy, so this was just perfect to match his '68 Chevy C-10 :) 

He was pretty excited with it :) Even more fun because I bought it with some of my earnings from Stampin' Up! Gotta love that little bit of extra income :) 

I did treat myself to some Valentines nails :) I have been getting my nails done and as you can see I had some french tips recently


But my sister is selling some fingernail polish strips from Color Street. They are insanely easy to put on. I put them right over my other nails. It took me about 5 minutes. And the best part....they last 1-2 weeks and come off with regular polish remover. CRAZY!

Visit her page and see what other super cute strips they have. Things that are easy are wonderful...and these are definitely easy :)

I hope that you all have a great Valentines Day. I do have a giveaway over on my own Facebook Page for a Wink of Stella Pen. This makes everything a little sparkly :) 

Enter to win at: Click HERE

Don't forget to stay tuned and see what is new on my path to getting healthy on Friday :) 

Happy Valentines Day
Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, February 12, 2018

Coloring Class and Free Fast Fuse to the First 5!!!


Tonight I did a Watercolor Pencil card for your viewing pleasure ;)
As promised in the video the measurements for this card are below

Card base - Crumb Cake 11" x 4 1/4"
1st layer Calypso Coral - 5' x 3 3/4"
2nd layer Whisper White - 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
3rd layer Crumb Cake - 4 5/8" x 3 3/8" 

I am so SUPER EXCITED about this class that I am going to offer. 
Beginner Coloring Class
4 weekly classes
Starting Monday February 26th at 4:30pm

Each week we will go over a new technique - 

Class#1: General use of Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Blends, blender pens, Water spritzer & Aqua Painters

Class#2: Blending with the Stampin' Blends in florals

Class#3: How to color hair, skin and clothing basics

Class#4: Using the color lifter and continued blending

This is a private class. It is only available to those who make a $35 minimum order at my website
You must use hostess code 
HZ9Q97M9
and make your purchase between Feb 12 & Feb 28
Remember though it is Sale-a-bration, so $50 gets you a Sale-a-bration item for FREE

Class will start on the 26th, but if you sign up after that, but before the end of my special, you will be able to watch the replay. 

As a bonus, the first 5 people to sign up using the hostess code will get a free Fast Fuse adhesive.
Woohoo for freebies!!!

You can order whatever you want for your $35 minimum purchase. I have listed all the things below that I will be using for each class, but remember that you can still watch the classes even if you don't have the items. 

Class#1: 

I really hope that you will join me in this beginning coloring class. I want everyone to feel good about using their Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Up!s coloring tools.

Please contact me at nicern1@gmail.com if you have any questions at all. 

Oops...1 more Bonus....every purchase from my website in the month of February gives you an entry for a Stamparatus!!! You definitely don't want to miss out on that!


Happy Crafting
~Nicole