Happy New Year Everyone!!!!
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It’s here!! Sale-A-Bration is here!!!
What is Sale-A-Bration (SAB)? It’s probably everyone’s most favorite Stampin’ Up! special of the year…certainly mine! With specials for Customers, Hostesses and new Demonstrators – there’s something fabulous for everyone!
What do Customers get? FREE Sale-bration product!
It’s the most popular time of the year to host a party!
What do hostesses get? $30 more in Stampin’ Up! product with a $300 party…choose product from the current catalogs, including exclusive hostess selections!
What do New Demonstrators get? They get $25 more in their starter kit for just $99 during SAB. Normally you would choose $125 of product for your kit, but during SAB you get to add another $25 for a total of $150 worth of products for just $99!!!
This is a great time to become a new demonstrator! You get 20% discount on products, plenty of great ideas not only from Stampin’ Up! but from other demonstrators too (ask me how), and you will make great friends in the process!
I would love to have you join my team and I welcome all types of demonstrators, from the hobbyist to those who want their Stampin’ Up! endeavor to be more business focused. If you feel that Stampin’ Up! is a good choice for you, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
If your just landing here from the internet, you can read part 1 of this 2-part post here.
In the first post, we talked about the painting process. The room is painted and now we move onto the furniture.
It took me about a month to actually purchase the furniture items that I wanted in the craft studio with the exception of one dresser. This dresser is a hand-me-down piece. It originally belonged to my husband’s step-grandfather. His grandmother had it in storage at her home and when she had passed, we inherited this piece plus two more that we have put in our bedroom.
I really struggled over whether or not to paint it to coordinate with the other furniture in the room, but in the end I decided against it. Besides being a paper crafter, I am a also a genealogist and have an affection for all things that hold a story. As you can see by the close-up pictures I took, this dresser has character. It has years of grand kids running around, family coming over, and just a lot of love and memories. I just couldn’t paint over that! So it sits in the craft studio, in its original condition.
My husband and I purchased several things, most were from IKEA (the desk, bookcase, and cubes), filing cabinets and table from Micheal’s, and another dresser piece from Orchard Supply Hardware, where my husband works. I put every single piece together myself with no help from my husband and that is just the way I wanted it to be! My husband is such a sweetie and he let me handle this myself. I did borrow one or two of his tools, ask him for ideas on a problem or two, but other than that, I did it all myself!
It is a small room and I barely squeezed in three people for my open house a few months ago and that is with me standing at all times! It has already been lovingly used by my daughter and myself in several crafting sessions together and we both love it! It is our own creative studio. I love that everything has a place but it still needs work too. The windows need to be re-surfaced and re-painted, but that is a project for my husband at a later date. The one thing I don’t have up yet is my wall decor. I had planned on using my Cricut machine to cut out a saying on vinyl, but I have yet to come across a saying that I feel needs to be on my wall. Any ideas? Comment and let me know your suggestions.
Also if you want to see the behinds the scene photos of me putting the furniture together, check out my Facebook page. I will be posting my blooper photos and things there, that you won’t see on my blog, so make sure to like my page to get the latest!
I wish you much success and happiness in the new year. I would like to thank you for coming back, time after time, reading my posts this past year and for following me. It has really been a great joy to be writing for you all. I am not making resolutions this year, but I am looking into being more productive as a blogger so that i could produce more frequent posts. There is not a guarantee, but I promise that I will try very hard to keep posting more often.
However you celebrate New Year’s this year, please be safe and if your out partying the night away, have an awesome time and please have a designated driver.
Happy New Year!
I just want to wish all of my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for many things, my daughter, my husband, my dog, my friends and family and for you; my readers.
Keep checking back here, I plan some new post this weekend; including the one most have been waiting for…the reveal of my craft studio!!!
Have a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
Don’t miss this awesome sale which starts November 20th to December 2nd, 2014. For the first day, November 20th, there is the doorbuster sales. These following items are 30% off:
The rest of the items for sale is listed here: Holiday_Sale_Flyer_US-1