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

Monday, March 12, 2018

March GIVEAWAY for ALL who participate

The best part is that EVERYONE is a WINNER. Do you often not win? Well you are in luck, because everyone who participates wins :) Keep reading ;)


Did you know that the Stampin' Blends are on back order....until JUNE?!?!?!?!

Well I have good news for you. I will be giving away a set of Stampin' Blends to one lucky person IF we can reach at least 8 spots filled for 8 is Enough 
Spend $50 in product on my Stampin' Up! website at www.nicern1.stampinup.net and enter hostess code VQJQUEWK when checking out. 
For each $50 spent you will get a spot in the 8 giveaway (the number of spots filled = the number of prizes) 
Must complete order between March 1-15 and used the hostess code above. Remember you also get a FREE Sale-a-bration item for every $50 you spend.

Prizes will include...
  • Stamp sets
  • $25 Free product 
  • $15 Free product
  • $10 Free Product 
  • Extra Sale-a-bration item 
  • Additional prizes as more people participate. 

What questions do you have for me???

Anyone who comments below AND participates by using the hostess code above will win an additional prize from me. 

Live Facebook show with the Giveaways at 
on Sunday March 18 @ 4pm PST

Don't miss out on this fun. 
Happy crafting
~Nicole

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

#185 Mystery Hostess

Who wants to be a mystery hostess? 
Image result for mystery host

I will be doing this lovely Soft Sayings all inclusive stamp kit. The kit is $35 + tax and shipping. 
You get to make 20 cards - 2 each of 10 designs.
The kit includes everything you will need except some adhesive. 


Go to my website at 
and use hostess code SVH6E44R
This is a quick turnaround as the class needs to be ordered by Monday March 12th. 


One person will get the Hostess Rewards for this class. One person will be drawn to get the freebies.

Hostess rewards start once you reach $150 worth of product, and right now during sale-a-bration if you reach $250, you get the regular $25 + and additional $25. 

If you don't want to chance your luck at the mystery hostess, you can always be your own hostess of any Facebook Live Party, where you invite your friends and I demo things online for your group and people have the option to purchase from their own home :) Then you would get the Stampin' Rewards for the items that are bought. 
It's a really fun way to spend the afternoon with friends using a card kit with everything in it. :) 

If you have questions...please feel free to ask :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Notebook/Coupon Keeper fun

It's always fun to poke around on Pinterest and see what is new. 
This last week I asked my Stampin' RN VIP's to tell me something that they would like to see a video of. 

One item was my previous post of the treat holder and the other item they wanted to see was a notepad holder. 

I found some great ideas on Pinterest and then designed this take on it with the Petal Palette Memories and More Card Pack. 



This is one of the empty stamp cases that you can purchase from Stampin' Up! Item#119105 $6.00 for 4 of them. 


This is just such a fun thing to make friends, teachers or just about anyone. 

Please feel free to watch my video below and see how easy it is. :) 


What other things are you all wanting to see? Comment below and tell what items you would like to see videos on :) 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Sunday, March 4, 2018

#183 Foldable Treat Holder

Treat holders are always fun :) 
I asked the VIP's on my Facebook page to put in requests for some new video's. 
One of the requests was for a cute Treat holder. 


I looked around and found this super fun, foldable treat holder from a Stampin' Up! demo in the UK. 

These are just so cute and perfect to giveaway with a few candies, gum, chapstick, just about anything small. 



The best part about these treats is that the box can lay totally flat until you add the goodies to it. 

A wonderful way to use up some designer series paper :)


I hope you enjoy making these goodies.
The Simply Scored is very handy to make these. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Friday, March 2, 2018

Knitting time #1

I think it’s time to do a little knitting. My upline with Stampin’ Up! Is a knitter. Recently at a leadership conference I watched her knit away in some down time. I’ve never been very good at it, but my hubby really wants a hat....so....I’ll try again :) 

This is the plan/pattern I am going to follow. I've gotten started as you can see. 


I really want to knit some socks too. I have tried it before. If anyone has any simple sock patterns, I'd be happy to see :) Comment below if you've got something good for me. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole