Sale-A-Bration is here!!!

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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!

CUSTOMERS:

What do Customers get?  FREE Sale-bration product!

  • Choose ONE free SAB product when you spend $50 (before tax & shipping)
  • Choose TWO free SAB products when you pend $100
  • Choose THREE free SAB products when you spend $150 (AND qualify for the usual hostess rewards of $25)

HOSTESS:

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!

  • $150 party = $25 Hostess Dollars
  • $200 party = $30 Hostess Dollars
  • $250 party = $40 Hostess Dollars
  • $300 party = $50 Hostess Dollars plus $30 more during SAB  = $80!

BUT WAIT!  THERE’S MORE!

NEW DEMONSTRATORS:

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.

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It’s finally here!!! part 1

Well it’s finally here!!!  The post you all have been waiting to read is finally here!  Our new craft studio is finally ready for some crafting magic!

Let’s start with the reminder of what it was before the transformation.

photo4 photo3 photo2When I first moved into our new house, the craft studio was just a storage room for unpacked boxes.  Well after several months of unpacking, we finally were able to empty it.  It took us a few weeks to get it fully painted.  My daughter and I did the painting.  I also went around the room before painting, taking out all of the nails and repairing the holes that were left behind.  It took so long to paint because the walls were made of wood paneling and it really absorbed each layer of paint.  We ended up painting three layers of paint because of this. 

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First we had to clean the walls and repair any holes left from taking nails out of the wall.

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And the painting begins!

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BEFORE

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AFTER: One layer of paint.

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My Roxy wanted to even help! Awwww….she is so darn cute!!

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Please…please…PLEASE! Can I help!!!

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AFTER: Three layers of paint! Nice and solid pink, just the way I wanted it!!

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I don’t want this to be too long of a post, so I am going to end this one here.  Not to worry, the second part will be coming up soon with even more picture!

Thanks for reading this post and if you want to see more pictures or see some of my bloopers, check out my Facebook page and you will get to see special pictures that I won’t post here!

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The Craft Studio is Almost Ready!!

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The craft studio is almost ready!!!  I can’t show you anything yet.  I just have the last few small furniture pieces to get and I have that shopping trip planned for next Tuesday.    It is all coming together and it is looking good so far!  I can’t wait to show it all to you here.

It has been a long hard journey, a journey that I surprisingly enjoyed taking.  I put my heart and soul into the design of this room and I really love how it is coming together so far.   There were a few detours, but it was brought back on track and was push forward.

So in the next week or two I will try my first video posting and (crossing my fingers that it comes out good) and will post it for you all to see.  So until then, have a wonderful weekend!!

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It’s coming 09-01-2013

Well its almost here folks!  Coming September 1, 2013, I will have a relaunch of my blog to include my new Stampin Up! business.  I’m so excited for all of the new things that I will include on my website and also the new graphics.  Your going to love it!

So check back on September 1, 2013 for all of the new updates to the website!
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Changes, they are a coming!

I’ve been home sick today and I had time while I sit against a heating pad, to work on this post.  I just wanted to give y’all a heads up that there will be a few changes around this blog over the next few weeks.  A few days ago, I signed up to be a Stampin Up! demonstrator.  About 5 or 6 years ago, I was a demonstrator for a while but I wasn’t able to stay with it due to unforeseen circumstances.  This time, after talking it over with my family, I decided to rejoin.

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I have always loved Stampin Up! products and still have many of my inks and tools that I purchased.  Plus, my two other sisters were demonstrators as well and when they were no longer demonstrators, they gave me all of their tools and supplies.  So a lot of my stamping and scrapbooking supplies I have were mostly from Stampin Up!.  I will have a Stampin Up! ordering website, but I will also have some Stampin Up! items here on this blog as well.  I will still be posting the same stuff that I have in the past, but I am now adding Stampin Up! posts as well.

The changes will come slowly,  you will see a little here and a little there and it may come in waves.  However, I do plan on having an official on-line launch party when the blog is done and am looking into getting some free goodies for my readers.  So keep returning to see what new changes have taken place and to find out how to get your free goodies when the new blog launches!

Happy Crafting!

Tricia

One Craft Studio, coming right up!!!!

Hi everyone! 

Within the next two to four weeks, my family and I will be moving to my mother-in-law’s previous home after she has moved into her new house.  This move will bring a craft studio to our house.  Although I am very ultra excited about having a dedicated room for all things crafting, it is not just for me.  When my husband first suggested the idea of a craft studio to me, I told him that I wanted it for the whole family, not just me.  We all agreed, it will include my husbands model car supplies and my daughter’s jewlery making supplies. 

There will be a place for my computer, a sewing station, a jewlery making station, a car model station, a place for my cricut machine, a place for a medium sized TV and a bookcase to hold paper and other embellishments.  Of course, this is just the bare bones of what I have planned so far.  Here are some ideas from my Pinterest board:

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This is just a few of the 150 pins I have in my Craft Studio Ideas board.  If you want to see my full pinterest board title Craft Studio Ideas, you can find it here.   There are so many idea of how to arrage the studio that sometimes I feel overwhelmed.  Well before this craft studio is completed, we have a few things that need to be done.  The room needs to be repainted, the windows have to be repaired and painted along with the trim, I need to make curtians for the windows (no mini-blinds for my craft studio!) and it needs to be cleaned.  I also want to start hitting yard sales and estate sales to find just the right piece of furniture to use in the studio.  I plan to have vintage pieces in this room, well as much as my checkbook will allow!  🙂  Once we are ready to get started on the studio, I will take before, during and after photos and maybe…just maybe, if I can figure out how to edit and upload, I might do a video or two as well.  We will see how that turns out.

So, check out my pinterest board Craft Studio Ideas and let me know what your suggstions would be for our craft studio in the comments below.

Have a crafty day!

Tricia

As 2012 comes to an end…

As 2012 comes to an end, most people look to making new year’s resolutions.  I don’t like resolutions because it is easy to break those resolutions.  Instead, I like using the term Action Plan.  It has a more positive, moving forward conotation to it.  So here is my Action Plan for 2013.

  1. Scrapbooking – I need to get my pictures from my Disney trip that I took in November printed and complete the scrapbook for this vacation.  I also need to complete my wedding album (yes its been two years since we were married.)  I already have the products for it, I just need to sit down and do it.
  2. Card Making – Another item for my action plan is to create about a dozen birthday cards for my family members and pre-make them so that I can just pull it out when its time to mail it to them.  I won’t have to be wondering what to make at the last minute.
  3. Crafting – I want to put to paper my ideas and plans for my crafting studio that I would love to have.  I will be requesting ideas from you, my readers, to help in finding the right products to use for organization, and for design ideas. 
  4. Diabetes – I need to stay on track and eat right, not only to lose weight, but to also bring my blood sugar levels down to an acceptable level so that I can be the most healthiest to get pregnant.
  5. Music – I have starting to learn how to play the guitar.  I am still a beginner, but my action plan includes practing twice a week so that I can continue to learn and grown as a musician.

This is my top 5 on my Action Plan for 2013.  What is on yours?  What crafty thing do you want to do for 2013?  Comment and share, I would love to hear what you have on your Action Plan!!

Lastly,  I would like to wish all of my readers a very prosperous and Happy New Year!

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