Monday, May 22, 2017

It is product share time!

Dear Friends and readers,

The count down for the new catalog launch has going on and quickly coming to the big day. I will, once again, be offering product share and want to give you the details, so you can also enjoy the marvelous new paper and ribbons that will soon be available to all.

- Paper share: a total of 33 sheets, 6” x 12”. Each share is $31.00, if you are out of town to me, an additional $6.65 will be added to your order.  To complete the share I need 4 people or a total of 4 sold share. These are the sets that will be included in this share:
   
Whole Lot of Lovely
Naturally Eclectic
Coffee Break
Pick a Pattern
Be Merry
Birthday Memories
Delightful Daisy
Eastern Palace
Bundle of Love


- Ribbon share: Each share comes with 38 yards of ribbon in a  wide variety of colors and styles. Each share gets 2 yards of each ribbon and copper trim. The share will include the following ribbons and copper trim. To complete the share I need 5 people or a total of 5 sold shares. Each share is $32.00, if you are out of town to me, an additional $6.65 will be added to your order

1/2” Finely Woven Ribbon
1/4” Stitched-edge Ribbon
3/8" Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon
1/4" copper trim
3/8" Shimmer Ribbon

Miriam's Schedule:

Taking Reservations: starting May 23
Paypal Billing: starts May 29
My Stampin' Up! order: June 1 (after 12pm - first day/time to order)
Estimate mailing of shares: approx. June 15th (provided there are no backorders from Stampin' Up!)
How to Reserve a Product Share:

NOTE:  There is a process for product shares...collect reservations, send invoices via Paypal, collect payments, place the order, receive shipped order, cut and sort product, repackage product, package up your product share and mail.  The entire process takes approximately two weeks after I place my order with Stampin' Up!

EMAIL ME directly at mstampin@wi.rr.com with your product share reservation information listed below: 

Please include the following information in your email:
1.  Full Name
2.  Mailing Address (United States addresses only)
3.  Indicate which share(s) you would like to reserve (see choices below) 
4.  Email for Paypal invoicing

When your shares fill, I will email a Paypal (*) invoice to you to complete the payment process.  I will then place my order with Stampin' Up!  Upon it's arrival, I will sort, cut, wrap/assemble, package and mail. The entire process can take upwards to 10-12 business days (barring any backorders with Stampin' Up!).

(*) I use Paypal for all my billing needs.  However, a paypal account is not required to make your payment.  Just an email address and credit/debit card is all you need.  When you receive my paypal invoice, you can choose to pay using your paypal account funds or by credit/debit card.  Just follow their SUPER EASY instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gorgeous!

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A trip to the farmers market on Tuesday, got me 18 tomato plants, cilantro, parsley, lavender, and oregano. Oh, I love going to the farmers market and enjoying the beautiful plants at this time of the year. Everything is gorgeous.

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Another thing that is gorgeous is the Beautiful You stamp set. I was not sure at first, but then it grew on me and I love using it. The sentiments are equally good. For today's DoStamper Stars 231, I also used the Definitely Dahlia background stamp, and for the corner details I used the Sealed With Love stamp set. This was not doe using watercolor paper, however I did use the watercolor brush to color the dress and the hat. Now, if you use your watercolor brush on regular Very Vanilla or Whisper White, just make sure to keep the tip a bit on the drier side or the paper can peel, rendering your hard work less than perfect.

Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. Have a beautiful rest of your week. Be well

Miriam



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Monday, May 15, 2017

Season of growth.

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Oh, it is wonderful to hear the birds chirping away, happily celebrating a new season of growth. Funny thing is that we got couple nests on our back yard, close to the house. The robins have hatched and flown to their freedom, but there are some sparrows that I thought were done too and now are fighting, literally over a spot on top of the speaker. They are so quarrelsome that the other day they were simply annoying. But, I love them anyway.


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No birds on my card today, but a bit of flowers with a promise of fruits to come. A dragonfly can also be handy and sure adds a bit of embellishment to the season. Today I use the sketch from Mojo Monday 497 for inspiration. I used the Brushstrokes background stamp in So Saffron, and the Touches of Texture for the front. I have gotten a great appreciation to Wink of Stella and I added that to the dragonfly's wings. The flowers were colored in Watermelon Wonder using the watercolor brush, being easy on it since I am using regular cardstock. Little Pearls embellish the flowers and they look gorgeous.

Thank you for your visit today. Glad to see you here. Be well

Miriam

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tima for Paper Pumpkin

FIRST-TIME Paper Pumpkin subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off!



Starting TODAY (May 11) and ending June 10, first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers can enjoy 25% OFF their first three months.
First-time subscribers will receive an introductory 25% discount on the June, July, and August 2017 kits.
Benefits of Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions:
  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!
Fine print of the promotion:
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE upon checkout.
Paper Pumpkin kits include all you need for a monthly creative fix!  Add a subscription to your next Stampin’ Up! order.
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Miriam

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Now it is time to say good bye!

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No, I am staying put, but there are a bunch of beautiful products that will be retiring at the end of May, making room for the new catalog. It is a bitter sweet moment, but one look at the new catalog and all feels better.

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For today's DoStamper Stars 230 challenge, the retiring products are being showcased. My, how hard was it to decide which one to use. In the end I went for the Penneded & Painted stamped set for the background, creating my own personal DSP! Those images were stamped in Mint Macaroon and also in Delightful Dijon, both of them also retiring by the end of month.  The hummingbird is from the Picture Perfect stamp set and I did fussy cut it and add a dimensional on it for a bit more 3D effect. A pop of color from the wide Watermelon Wonder ribbon, some pearls and this card can certainly make anyone happy.

Thank you for your visit today. Please come back. Be well

Miriam



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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Exciting new catalog.

Hello my dear readers,

Well, we are all getting very anxious for the launch of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog. I can testify that it is packed with wonderful products and as a demonstrator, I get the privilege to pre-order some of them. Let me tell you, it is beautiful. I am sure you will agree with me once you get to see it too. My list has grown a bit and I am anxious too to get my hands on the other products that are calling my name.

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Well, we have all seem the lovely Beautiful You stamp set and I love both the images and the sentiments on this set. The fact that I can color it adds that much more interest for me! Love it. Then, I got the new Colorful Seasons and combined both of them for this beautiful card.  The flowers are just so pretty and the new Powder Pink is the perfect color. Of course I could not help but embellish the flowers with Pearls. They look marvelous. For the Hello Honey layer, I stamped the Watercolor Wash background in the same color just for a bit interest. I love using the same color ink on a cardstock. It always looks good and subtle. A simple card that can be put together quickly and bring a smile to the recipient.

Thank you for your visit today. Love having you stop by. Come often. Be well

Miriam


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Hello Honey 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
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Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad
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Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
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