Friday, October 30, 2020

Stamp Out Breast Cancer 2020 + a how to video for you!

 


Hello Stamping Friends!

Tomorrow marks the date of our 11th Annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer Fundraiser!

This year, because of these unusual times, we can't gather in person. I love the above photo from our event a few years ago with so many wonderful faces. They represent just a few of the very large group of people that band together to make this fundraiser happen, even now!

LINK TO DONATE:

WHAT IS THIS EVENT? Normally, we would gather together to make greeting cards (real works of art!), socialize, and enjoy hundreds of raffle items. In 2020 we have reinvented the event - Stamp Out Breast Cancer - At Home!

This year, if you contribute $25, or more, I will send you 22 project designs with instructions, that you can recreate using your own supplies! These creations were designed by demonstrators from around the world - and include gift card holders and other fun techniques! 
The project below is the gift card holder/cup I designed. That's right! A standard gift card fits right in the cup! It can be redecorated 100 different ways for different occasions and the PDF template for that cup will be included with your PDFs. I did a video this week to show you how to use the PDF. 



Cancer has touched our family and stamping families in more ways than I can even share!
 
This event is so near and dear to my heart and so many friend's hearts too. That is EXACTLY why our team from around the world banded together to fight even during this crazy year!

Thank you in advance for helping this cause if you can afford to help and know that your thank you tutorials will be ready by Monday, November 2, 2020.

Finally, Here is the video from this week to show how to use the template for the cup.

Thank you in advance for doing what you can to support this cause!

Love, 

Selene



Saturday, September 5, 2020

Stampin' Up Fall Holiday Catalog Launch - Love of Leaves and Beautiful Autumn Card Class

 Hello Friends!  

I have been working on a BIG class for my team catalog kickoff but everyone is invited to take the class!  




Register Now!

The holiday catalog is filled with some amazing new things! This first release party will be a completely online event. 

I am changing things up this time and offering an online Mega Class.  

In this ONLINE class you'll make 14 gorgeous fall theme projects using some beautiful new products from the Holiday catalog that was just released in August.  

We will be using 2 BRAND NEW Bundles You will need your own stamps, and ink to complete the projects but they will be ultra prepped for you.  Die-cutting done, bows tied, and more!

We are using the following stamp sets: (Tip* Feel Free to substitute the card packs with things you own if you are taking it to go). 

  • Beautiful Autumn
  • Love of Leaves

First come first served, limited to 36 packets

  • Everyone makes 8 Full-Size Cards with Envelopes and 6 notecards with envelopes shipped to your door.
  • Everyone will receive a Basketweave and Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack to complete your projects (you keep the extras)
  • Door prizes!!  
  • or PDF documents of all 14 projects with photos and directions (great for your own use, or to print and take to workshops) also by the 13th. 

SUPPLIES TO GO:

To assemble the projects you'll need the four stamp sets above.  
I used the following inks: Ink Pads: Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Early Espresso.

You will also need basic stamping supplies like adhesive and paper snips.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine by Stampin' Up!

It's finally here!  The Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine by Stampin' Up!

Demonstrators were allowed to preorder the Large Machine last month.  I have already taken mine for a spin!  It is so adorable, and I absolutely love the way the sides fold up for easy storage.


~ SO MUCH TO LOVE  ~

So what sets our machines apart from the rest? Here are some of our favorite features:

Durable machines with high-quality results. 
The solid steel construction frame and rubber feet that securely grip the work surface produce crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing.

Easy to use. 
The machines and tools are designed for an intuitive die-cutting and embossing experience. For example, all plates are labeled with a number and are color-coded for easy reference and use when building your sandwich. And just like the name suggests, our Magnetic Cutting Plates have fully-magnetic surfaces to make it easy to securely position your dies and keep them in place.

Simple to store.  
The platforms on both machines fold for space-saving storage and they look pretty too–the sleek, clean design suits any crafting space.

Portable. 
You can use both machines at home or on the go with their folding platforms and ergonomic carrying handles. This makes it easy to showcase the product line in your classes and workshops! It’s also convenient for those who like to attend crops or other crafting get-togethers.

~ DETAILS ~ 

  • Wide 6" (15.2 cm) platform for all your crafting needs.
  • Weighs approximately 8.1 pounds (3.67 kg). Platform folds to make transporting easy and to take up less space when storing.
  • Works with all Stampin’ Cut & Emboss dies and embossing folders.
  • Simple to make a sandwich. Includes plates that are labeled with a number and are color-coded for easy use.
  • All the plates you need to get started are included: 1 Base Plate (Plate 1), 1 Die Plate (Plate 2), 2 Cutting Plates (Plate 3), and 1 Specialty Plate (Plate 4).
  • Great for seasoned crafters who want a solution for all their die-cutting and embossing needs.
~ WHAT IS AVAILABLE TODAY ~ 


149653 Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine $120


This machine has a wide 6" (15.2 cm) platform that works with all Stampin’ Up! dies and embossing folders. Includes 1 Base Plate (Plate 1), 1 Die Plate (Plate 2), 2 Cutting Plates (Plate 3), and 1 Specialty Plate (Plate 4).

STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS TOOLS

You can buy replacements for all plates that come with the machines. Optional plates are sold separately for specialty die-cutting and embossing (visit stampinup.com/cut&emboss for more information).

149657 Base Plate & Die Plate Pack $30
Includes Base Plate (Plate 1) for use with dies and embossing folders and Die Plate (Plate 2) for use with dies. Use with the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.

150815 Cutting Plates $11
Replacement Cutting Plates (Plate 3). 2 plates. Use with the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.

154711 Specialty Plate $10
Use Specialty Plate (Plate 4) with 3D embossing folders for best embossing results and with Impression Mats when embossing with dies. (The Specialty Plate is not needed with standard embossing folders.) Use with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
Note: this plate can be used interchangeably with the 3D Embossing Folder Plate.

152334 Adhesive Sheets $10
Easily adhere shapes you cut with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and dies. 12 sheets. 6" x 12" (15.2 x 30.5 cm).

149656 Magnetic Cutting Plate $24
Thin, fully magnetic sheet with self-healing cutting surface. Magnetic Cutting Plate (Plate 5) holds dies securely in place, even nested dies. This slim, portable sheet replaces a Cutting Plate in your sandwich, making it even easier to take with you. Use with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

~ Need More Information ~ 

Check out the user guide at stampinup.com/cut&emboss 

Here are the links to my store if you would like to order yours!  

Thank you so much for stopping in today!  

Love,
Selene
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Stampin' Up's Whale Done (and a Zany Zebra), Watercolor Spritzing and Flinging Bling!


Hello Friends!

It was a crazy Tuesday, with a super fun live video.  You can check out the replay on youtube below.

What happens when you mix 91% rubbing alcohol with ink refills?  You get a super fun solution you can spritz on watercolor paper.  I had a ball making these "Whale Done" notecards.


I started with a case-ing Tuesday sketch, and made this sweet card.



Then, I got carried away and made cards all afternoon.  It was a lot of fun. I can't wait to mail these out!

Here is the replay:







Friday, July 31, 2020

Zany Zebra's Card Class


Hello Friends, 
I had this class all designed and half prepped when the stamp set went on back order last month!  The Zany Zebras are both whimsical and fun so I can see why they have been so popular!
You can get the pre-cut kit for this 4 project class for free with any order over $27 on my website and use host code VZVCUKYY
 (Please also register for the class so you get the directions emailed).
Packets and/or emailed directions will be mailed by Aug 7. Get your packets, pre embossed, pre-cut, and your bow's all tied, so all you have to do is stamp, learn the techniques, and assemble!  See the supply list below to assemble these as shown, or create your own cards from the stamps you already own with the kit.
  • Add on the stamp set to discount the class price.
  • Place a qualifying order ($27 retail or more) in my online store to get the class packet mailed for free. (Please Use Host Code) VZVCUKYY
  • Want extra kits?  I've got those too!  
Let's have some fun with these!  I just love them!

Demonstrators:
 you may offer the sheets for free with any $50 order. Complete supply list and shopping list will be part of the directions. These are my in-class directions sheets and contain full measurements and step by step directions. The photos have not been watermarked and the sheets do not have my name on them, so they are demonstrator friendly to reuse them for a class, but please take your own photos if you are planning to use them in a class.
Recommended supplies to assemble these projects as shown with the packets:
152536 Zany Zebra Stamp Set
147110 Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad 

147158 Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers 
141897 Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush 
  • You'll also need: Seal Adhesive, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Liquid Glue, Paper Snips.
Click here to shop now: on my website, and use host code: VZVCUKYY
Got Questions?  Just email me if you need more info. 
Love,
Selene
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Last Chance to BOGO!

It has been a wonderful week. I have officially shipped out 113 items of my personal retired collection to crafters just like you who placed an equal order. It is like getting double the value for your money!

So fun!

In addition, for every $50 they spent, I put a surprise in the package. I have already had messages from people getting their packages. Everyone has been so excited!

Anyway, you didn't miss it! We still have over 300 items available for bogo. Tomorrow, I will pack it all up and put it back in storage. 24 hours left of this sale.


*** SEE the BOGO Sale products HERE! ***

Retired Stampin’ Up products FREE with an equal order of new Stampin’ Up products. For example, choose $50 of my retired product, which you will get for FREE when you place a $50 order (before shipping & tax) in my Stampin’ Up Store. You will also be responsible for paying for the shipping on the retired product. This offer is only available in the United States. Sale ends July 31, 2020.


Want to know how it all works? Here's the (not so) fine print.

BOGO SALE STEPS
(please read carefully)

1.   CHOOSE YOUR RETIRED PRODUCT. I only have one of each product, so you must be the first person to comment on the photo in the FB group with the word “pending” to claim first dibs on that set.  If the set you want has already been reserved, you may comment “waiting” in case they change their mind or don’t complete the steps.  I will go in order and let you know if the item becomes available to you.

2.   EMAIL ME (e.selene@verizon.net) as soon as possible with the number of the item(s) you have bid on. Example, #42, #57 and #103.  First come, first reserved. I will periodically update the list with “taken” labels, but there will be a lag between emails and updates. I will reserve the retired product in the order that the emails come in after confirming that you commented on the photo on the facebook group first.
3.   WAIT FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM ME. I will pull the retired product for you and let you know which items on your wish list were still available. Then I will calculate how much you need to order from my online store and give you a SPECIAL HOST CODE to use. I will also let you know how much the shipping for the retired products will be.
4.   PLACE YOUR ONLINE ORDER. I will email you a SPECIAL HOST CODE to use to place your online order in the amount equivalent or greater than the retired product value (before shipping and tax). All orders (even over $150) will have a host code, so that I can afford to gift you my gently loved items in exchange for an equal order.  You have 24 hours from the time that I send the email to place your order.  If you prefer me to place the order for you, the items will ship here, and you can pick up from me when they come in. 
5.   YOU AGREE AND ARE AWARE that these stamp sets are used and you are purchasing them in “as is” condition.  There are no returns.  
6.   BONUS FROM SELENE. For every $50 you spend there will be a bonus in your shipped box.  It could be retired paper, a bolt of ribbon, or maybe even samples to match the item you purchased and 100% surprise from me.
7.   PAY SHIPPING ON RETIRED PRODUCTS. Once your online order has been placed, I will send you a Paypal invoice for the shipping on the retired products. You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice. You can also use a credit or debit card. I will be using USPS flat rate shipping. To give you an approximate idea of shipping price: small box $8 (1-2 small items), medium box $15 (3-10 items), large box $20 (10+ items) I will give you an exact price of the shipping cost once I know which free goodies you will be getting. I will do my best to keep shipping as low as possible on the retired items. Friends that live close by may come pick up from my “no-contact” hook out front.
8.   WAIT FOR YOUR PRODUCTS TO ARRIVE. I will ship the Retired Products on a rolling basis and no later than the week of August 1st. Stampin’ Up will ship the New Products you ordered. Basically, you pay for the new product and I GIVE you what you order from me for free! A wonderfully sweet deal!

Rewards

July 2020 Bonus Days! Your Stampin’ Up order can qualify for Bonus Days Coupons from Stampin’ Up. For every $50* you spend with Stampin’ Up (before shipping & tax) in July 2020, you will receive a $5 in your email coupon to use August 4-31, 2020. I do not get a copy of that email, so make sure you save your code!


Thanks for your patience

I will do my best to get to emails and messages promptly and update the BOGO list a few times per day. However, there will be some lag time between when your email is sent and when I respond. If you email me in the evening, expect not to hear back from me until the morning. There are several steps I need to take with each person, and I want to make sure everyone gets the attention they deserve.
Monday, July 27, 2020

Buy One Get One FREE, BOGO, Starts Today at Noon, EST!



Today is the day! Starting at 12 noon EST, get my Retired Stampin’ Up products FREE with an equal order of new Stampin’ Up products. For example, choose $50 of my retired product, which you will get for FREE when you place a $50 order (before shipping & tax) in my Stampin’ Up Store. You will also be responsible for paying for the shipping on the retired product. This offer is only available in the United States. 
Sale ends July 31, 2020.  Here are the Guidelines
BOGO SALE STEPS
(please read carefully)
*** SEE the BOGO Sale products and bid on them HERE! ***
  1. .         CHOOSE YOUR RETIRED PRODUCT. I only have one of each product, so you must be the first person to comment on the photo in the FB group with the word “pending” to claim first dibs on that set.  If the set you want has already been reserved, you may comment “waiting” in case they change their mind or don’t complete the steps.  I will go in order and let you know if the item becomes available to you.

  2.        EMAIL ME (e.selene@verizon.net) as soon as possible with the number of the item(s) you have bid on. Example, #42, #57 and #103.  First come, first reserved. I will periodically update the list with “taken” labels, but there will be a lag between emails and updates. I will reserve the retired product in the order that the emails come in after confirming that you commented on the photo on the facebook group first.

3.    WAIT FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM ME. I will pull the retired product for you and let you know which items on your wish list were still available. Then I will calculate how much you need to order from my online store and give you a SPECIAL HOST CODE to use. I will also let you know how much the shipping for the retired products will be.
4.    PLACE YOUR ONLINE ORDER. I will email you a SPECIAL HOST CODE to use to place your online order in the amount equivalent or greater than the retired product value (before shipping and tax). All orders (even over $150) will have a host code, so that I can afford to gift you my gently loved items in exchange for an equal order.  You have 24 hours from the time that I send the email to place your order.  If you prefer me to place the order for you, the items will ship here, and you can pick up from me when they come in. 
5.    YOU AGREE AND ARE AWARE that these stamp sets are used and you are purchasing them in “as is” condition.  There are no returns.  
6.    BONUS FROM SELENE. For every $50 you spend there will be a bonus in your shipped box.  It could be retired paper, a bolt of ribbon, or maybe even samples to match the item you purchased and 100% surprise from me.
7.    PAY SHIPPING ON RETIRED PRODUCTS. Once your online order has been placed, I will send you a Paypal invoice for the shipping on the retired products. You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice. You can also use a credit or debit card. I will be using USPS flat rate shipping. To give you an approximate idea of shipping price: small box $8 (1-2 small items), medium box $15 (3-10 items), large box $20 (10+ items) I will give you an exact price of the shipping cost once I know which free goodies you will be getting. I will do my best to keep shipping as low as possible on the retired items. Friends that live close by may come pick up from my “no-contact” hook out front.
8.    WAIT FOR YOUR PRODUCTS TO ARRIVE. I will ship the Retired Products on a rolling basis and no later than the week of August 1st. Stampin’ Up will ship the New Products you ordered. Basically, you pay for the new product and I GIVE you what you order from me for free! A wonderfully sweet deal!

Rewards

July 2020 Bonus Days!  Your Stampin’ Up order can qualify for Bonus Days Coupons from Stampin’ Up.  For every $50* you spend with Stampin’ Up (before shipping & tax) in July 2020, you will receive a $5 in your email coupon to use August 4-31, 2020. I do not get a copy of that email, so make sure you save your code!


Thanks for your patience

I will do my best to get to emails and messages promptly and update the BOGO list a few times per day. However, there will be some lag time between when your email is sent and when I respond. If you email me in the evening, expect not to hear back from me until the morning. There are several steps I need to take with each person and I want to make sure everyone gets the attention they deserve.