Sunday, March 30, 2014

3/30 See Ya Later, Sale-A-Bration Sendoff, Calipso Coral Banner Add On Kit

Good Evening Friends!

I promised my family a work free day, so my post is a little late today.  I can't believe Sale A Bration is all done as of tomorrow! 

Don't miss out on getting your favorite sale-a-bration rewards.  It all ends Monday!

I have been a busy little bee this week helping my friends with their orders.  If there's something you need.  Tomorrow, Monday March 31st is the LAST DAY for you to pick up the items you want!  This stamp set is by far my favorite set, See Ya Later. 

For fun last week, I paired this set up with a The Calypso Coral Banner Add On Kit  intended to add onto banners.  I think it would make an AWESOME kit for scrapbooking or card making.  It comes with tissue paper and a spritzer for adding ink and rubbing alcohol, to color the tissue.  It comes with a bunch of 6x6" paper, ready to be cut and layered, plus a whole bunch of precut, sticky cardstock stickers.  Stamp, stick and go!  It's really a wonderful kit!
 Here's the front of the kit.. I just love the pre-stitched embellishment, that leaves you so many possibilities!  The kit is only $9.95 and comes with all of this fun stuff!!

Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake

■ 4 sheets of 12" x 12" self-adhesive streamers—cut to fit
■ 12' stitched garland
■ 2 sheets of die-cut accents, 1 sheet ea. 12" x 12" and 7" x 12"
■ 12 sheets of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
■ Stampin’ Spritzer for coloring streamers (use with Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills, sold separately)

 I added on a little bit of Gold Bakers Twine to match. This card makes me happy. The pre-stitched garland gives any card just the right bit of pizzaz! 

 For this sweet card, I just cut the designer paper into one inch squares and arranged them on the card.  I love the fun 1/8" banner behind the birthday sentiment!

 I'm digging this love card!  a quick and sweet card!
 See Ya Later Alligator, Sale-A-Bration is almost done!  Don't miss out on your favorite sets!
All online orders, and those who choose to join my team by the end of the month, will receive three class tutorials (19 projects in total) as my thank you!  The classes were designed by my dear friend Ronda and I, so you get the benefit of both of our styles of stamping.

What is the Demonstrator Opportunity?
I have gotten a LOT of questions about the demonstrator opportunity! 
Right now the demo kit is the best deal in the book!  Get $50 in FREE products!  It's simple!  You pick out $150 in product, and your cost is $99.  There are no additional commitments on your part.  If you choose to stay...
  • How would you like to get 30% off your entire order in the next 45 days, and 20% for every order after?
  • See the catalogs before they come out and have an opportunity to be the first one to pick up your favorite products?
  • Attend a monthly "demo only" meeting where we have card swaps, training, friendship, rewards and stamping?
  • A private facebook group just for our team where you can ask questions and participate in a team environment? (stampers with HeART)
  • Get a discount on all your purchases, with no pressure ever! 
  • The opportunity for a one on one 30 minute training call with me (your choice)
  • Free convention registration this year for those who sign up
  • And to grab your copy of the 19 projects above 
If you like these things, this is what my team is about.  Crafty friends with stamping benefits!  Whether you want to have your own discount, make enough to support your hobby, or build a career, I'm here to help you and to train you to meet YOUR goals.  My passion is all about crafting, but also to help you succeed in a way that's good for you!  There's a spot waiting for you on my team if you want!
FYI, The $150 for $99 also ends Monday, March 31st!


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
Thank you for your orders with me  Shop here anytime!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

3/29 Stampin' Up! You're Lovely and Sweet Sorbet Paper

Good Morning Friends!  

I hope you're enjoying the Sale-A-Bration Project Parade. Today, I have two sweet projects to share with you using the You're Lovely Stamp Set.  This card also uses the SAB sweet sorbet designer paper and the super sweet Decorative Dots embossing folder!  

My base layer is crisp cantaloupe 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Very vanilla 5 x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: 1 x 3 3/4" piece of Sweet sorbet designer paper, sponged with soft suede ink
Layer 4 is a 1 x 4 inch strip of very vanilla
Layer 5 is a piece of very vanilla,stamped with the You're Lovely Stamp set, colored with crisp cantaloupe ink, and sponged.  so pretty!!

The second share for today is a card that was inspired by my friend Carol Hickman.  She created a card for swapping at leadership, and I flipped her design a little bit, but I just love the colors Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla and Gold.  Isn't it lovely?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Anyone who places any order through my online store will also receive the below tutorial!  it's packed full with 19 projects designed by my friend Ronda and I. 

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Click here to see a short video for the demonstrator opportunity

Selene Kempton

Friday, March 28, 2014

3/28 Stampin Up Petal Parade, Sale-A -Bration sendoff.

Good Morning Friends!  

I have a long post for you today!  The Sale-A-Bration sendoff parade continues today, with Petal Parade.  This stamp set is only available through Monday and is free with any $50 purchase.  I have used this Pretty and simple card for so many events this month, I'm so happy to share it here with you!  It uses the soon to be retired 2012-2014 In Colors!

I started with the large flower from Petal parade, and stamped it on my whisper white layer (5 x 3 3/4") four times with Primrose Petals Ink.  I think the Primrose is the color I am going to miss the most, and I plan to stock up on it, as it will be gone in a month or so.  

Then I grabbed my sentiment and stamped that in Raspberry Ripple.  I stamped that first, so that when I added the top flower randomly, right on top in Raspberry Ripple Ink Right on top!
When I was making this card, I took a stroll down memory lane and remembered that last year, when Stampin' Up announced that the In Colors were retiring, many of my customers who had invested in ink pads missed out on getting reinkers because they were sold out within days of being announced! 

This year, I was thinking that I should let you know to pick up your In Colors now, while you can still get them.  The minute they announce the retirement list, it seems they sell out! 
I came up with this package for my customers.  So, you would not miss out! 

This second card is SO beautiful!  I noticed in the sale-a-bration paper Sweet Sorbet, that there was a lighter blue, that was not represented in the colors that were advertised.  Soft Sky!  Seriously, one of my favorite colors! The base of this card was made with soft sky.  It makes such a stark contrast against the basic black that comes right up against it in the designer paper.  I added a sweet Scalloped tag with our EASY AS PIE tag punch, and stamped on it!  The get well soon comes from one of my favorite sentiment sets, Delightful Dozen.  It layers so pretty on top of the soft sky ink.  {swoon}
My final project share is a case (copy and steal everything) from my friend Ronda.  We made these at my quarterly downline training a few months ago!  This is so pretty.  I love the layout, sentiment!  All of it! 
I hope these projects leave you inspired.   With the end of Sale-A-Bration here, I've been getting lots of questions!! So here are the answers to some of the questions!

More Info About Retiring In Colors
To answer questions I got back about the in colors here yesterday.  Every year, we lose 5 special colors that are following the latest trends for fashion, and paper crafting.  It's so funny that when you go into the store and see a sweater, it might just match the last ink pad you purchased.

If you purchased one of the 5 In Color Ink Pads, now would be an excellent time to protect your investment by getting a re-inker to keep your pad fresh!  To make things even easier, I have made a chart below with item numbers and links.  Check your stash to see if you have one of these colors, and stock up on things like matching cardstock too.  Sometime in April, or early May, Stampin' Up will release the retirement list, and then things like re-inkers, paper, and matching ribbon typically sell out in days, if not hours!

During Sale A Bration is an amazing time to pick up all the items you need and below I came up with a bundle that comes to $57.45 before tax and shipping.  That means you'd also qualify for a sale a bration Free item! 

I got quite a few requests yesterday to spell out what's going away a bit better after I sent out my monthly news letter!   I listened and have done all the work for you to find the item numbers.  A complete listing of in color items may be found on page 140 of the idea book and catalog.  If you dont have one, I'll be happy to mail one out to you!  Here are the direct links to refill your products.  Please note that ANY $50 order between now and Monday will also get a free (little gifty) from me within the next week by mail.

Here's the bundle contents and links to the items: 
*note ~ just click on the item number to see the item in my store:

126842 Card Stock 8-1/2"x11" Raspberry Ripple $6.95
126852 Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Raspberry Ripple $2.95
126843 Card Stock 8-1/2"x11" Midnight Muse $6.95
126854 Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Midnight Muse $2.95
126840 Card Stock 8-1/2"x11" Gumball Green $6.95
126855 Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Gumball Green $2.95
126841 Card Stock 8-1/2"x11" Primrose Petals $6.95
126851 Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Primrose Petals 
126839 Card Stock 8-1/2"x11" Summer Starfruit $6.95
126853 Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Summer Starfruit $2.95
127556 Adornments In Color Dahlia Assortment $7.95

Your cost before tax and shipping: $57.45

Although I put the bundle together for you.. You can mix and match and get any of the items that you happen to need.  And for Every $50 you spend you get a Sale-A-Bration reward from this catalog, but ONLY UNTIL MONDAY!

While I am telling you about all that.. there is also matching ribbon.. (of course!). 

After they announce the retirement items, there's no guarantees that I'll be able to get some.  I know i'll be stocking up on my two favorites for sure, primrose petals and midnight muse!  :) 

Here is a listing of the ribbons and markers if you need them:  

126847 Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
126844 Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
126848 Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
126856 2012-2014 In Color Markers $14.95
Also, anyone who places any order through my online store will also receive the below tutorial!  it's packed full with 19 projects designed by my friend Ronda and I. 

Click here to check out my store
Click here to see a short video for the demonstrator opportunity

Thursday, March 27, 2014

3/27 Stampin Up, Sale-A-Bration Project Parade, Banner Blast

Good Morning Friends!

I have FOUR more cards to share with you today.  So, what good would the Banner Blast stamp set be without the cute little matching punch to go with it?  I absolutely love the versatility of this stamp set.  This first card is my absolute favorite of the lot.  I used the heart framelits to cut out 4 sparkly red hearts from Stampin' Up's real red Glimmer paper.  I cut the card a little short in the front so I could add a strip inside that would show through to the front.  The sweet paper doilies are acid free, so you can use them in your scrap booking and they will not deteriorate over time. 
I just LOVE this card, it sparkles like Dorothy's ruby red slippers!

Are Congratulations in order?  This would be an awesome card for someone graduation, getting that promotion at work, or new baby!  I love when a card that is SO personal can be used for so many different occasions!  

This one went together in just a few minutes!  It uses crumb cake and perfect plum.  It's been a long time since I used that color.  I'm not sure why, I love purple!  the other two colors that are stamped up in the banner are pear pizazz and  Marina Mist!  So simple and quick and beautiful!

This one really features my favorite pattern from the Sweet Sorbet designer paper from Sale a bration.  Friends would ink the flower  using the crisp cantaloupe marker, then they added tangerine tango to one side of each of the details on the flower.  So different and pretty!

All online orders, and those who choose to join my team by the end of the month, will receive three class tutorials (19 projects in total) as my thank you!  The classes were designed by my dear friend Ronda and I, so you get the benefit of both of our styles of stamping.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

3/26 Stampin' Up! Sweet Sorbet, Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper, See Ya Later Stamp Set Samples Part 2

Good Morning Friends!

I hope you liked yesterday's samples!  I have 3 more for you today!  I posted this one to my facebook group, Creating with Selene, back before Valentine's day.

My big brother Paul asked me to send one to him.  He says it says it all!  He gave this pretty little gem to his sweetie.  I think it would be AWESOME for multiple occasions.  This is one of those stamp sets that I'll be keeping long after it retires (on Monday).  I was thinking that the ribbon could make it for someone who has been touched by breast cancer.  Maybe a thank you card for someone taking another to treatments?  If you missed the baby card made with this stamp you can check it out here.  The colors on the project above are Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzlebery.   Such a girlie girl card, yes?

The second sample, I cased from my dear friend Ronda!  I've been working with her a lot, yes?  I serve as an admin and trainer for her Creating Success Training Program, and support her and our clients with training on how to build a healthy business.  Her business builders program has changed my life and my stamping business. For those on my team who want to build a business, I recommend her program highly.  In addition to her training, I provide monthly, scheduled, one on one calls for my downline.  I really believe in training for those who are interested in building a business.  It's no fun to fly without a flight plan!  Isn't this card she designed, darling?  I changed it a little (I can never make a card the same way twice it seems). 
 This card really shows off the Sweet Sorbet paper that we will be saying goodbye to on Monday!  I love the gorgeous, big, vintage button and the pretty ribbon (also a SAB reward).  The doily peeking out of the bottom of the panel gives it a nice touch! :)

And the Third sample is this birthday Card.  I just LOVE the colors in this designer paper from Stampin' Up!, called Birthday basics!  I grabbed 4 colors from the mix.  Blushing Bride, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple and Gumball green.  This is such a happy combination of color!
I hope that you feel inspired to create with your See Ya Later Stamp Set.  If you don't have it yet, it's not too late to get it for free!  If you want to pick it up, you can get it for free with any $50 purchase in my Stampin' Up Store.  

Don't forget, that you will also get this free 19 project tutorial (shown below) with any online purchase!  All online orders, and those who choose to join my team by the end of the month, will receive three class tutorials (19 projects in total) as my thank you!  The classes were designed by me and my dear friend Ronda, so you get the benefit of both of our styles of stamping.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Tomorrow we will have a "blast" with two samples from the banner blast stamp set!  See Ya Later!


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

3/25 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration send off, See Ya Later Stamp Set Samples Part 1

Good Morning Friends! 

There's less than a week left to Sale-A-Bration.  It seems this year is FLYING by!!  I have LOADS of samples to share with you over the next week as we say goodbye to this year's Sale-A-Bration.

Are you ready for a project parade??  Well, sit back an enjoy over the next week and see some pretty awesome samples in action.  Also, know that this is the LAST week for you to get these stamps, paper and awesome accessories.  For a full listing (in pdf form) of the catalog click here.  The freebees start on page 11, and you can get one free with every $50 order.. That's the best sale of the year!

So here are three samples with the See Ya Later Stamp Set!  These are ONLY available as a free incentive item with a $50 order.  (before tax and shipping).

 First, See Ya Later Alligator.  "in a while crocodile!"  I think of my big brother Paul when I see this stamp.  There are LOTS of Sale-A-Bration products on this card.  First the Lots of dots embossing folder, and the pretty designer paper Sweet Sorbet.  I can't seem to stop using this paper, it's so pretty!
 Some other products include, the apothicary accents die and fringe scissors to make my "teeth" border down the side of the card.  Such a Happy Card!!

On to card number 2.   I love the idea of taking a stamp, and using it for something it's not intended for.  The layout for this one was inspired by my sweet friend Ronda Wade.  She made a birthday card that looked similar to this one.  It inspired me to add baby toes and this beautiful sentiment, which I made Valentine's cards with this year.  I love how the baby toes changes the entire meaning of the card! 

This one I've posted before.  If you want to check it out, and get all the details about the gorgeous layers and elements, you can link to that post here.  
If you have been inspired by any of these samples and need some Sale-A-Bration items, you can pick up these things from my online store!  All online orders, and those who choose to join my team by the end of the month, will receive three class tutorials (19 projects in total) as my thank you!  The classes were designed by me and my dear friend Ronda, so you get the benefit of both of our styles of stamping.

I have already welcomed three new demonstrators into my team this week!  Come join the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you tomorrow for part TWO of See Ya Later Sale-A-Bration!

Thanks for visiting today!


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
Thank you for your orders with me  Shop here anytime!

Monday, March 17, 2014

3/17 Stampin' Up! Undefined, Happy Anniversary 8 years ~ so in love!

Good Evening Friends!

I wanted to say Happy Anniversary!  It's hard to believe that I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 8 years now!  Tonight, my heart is filled with gratitude.  Boy, what a journey it's been!

Remembering back, I was a brand new mom.  Home with a baby and wanting some adult conversation. I went to class after class and couldn't get enough!

My husband was to be best man in his best friend's wedding and I wanted to make a gift that would be more special than anything I could buy in a store.  I opted to place a really large order with my demonstrator, when she said to me...

"Looking at your order here, you could save a lot of money just picking up the starter kit!"  Back then you could customize your kit a little bit, but it had set supplies.  Stampin' Up!, you've come a long way baby!  Now, the $99 kit allows you to pick out $125 in goodies, you decide what you want ($150 through the end of March), and you get FREE SHIPPING.  It is an even better deal than it was back then because of the way you can customize it.

Anyway, when I arrived home, I told my husband "I bought a kit... to be a demo, but don't worry.  I just want the stuff."  His vision seemed to be better than mine that day.  He suggested that I make it a business, that day I thought he was NUTS... but that's EXACTLY what ended up happening.  Not right away of course.  I had met my first customers at a class up at AC Moore.  I worked there teaching rubber stamping and they wanted me to sign up to be a demonstrator then!  My second group came from a craft fair here in the town I live in and I quickly fell in love.  Yes, I love the products, the way they match.. but what I REALLY loved was the people.  Crafters who sit down, to make something, anything, for someone else are really special people in their own way and my life is forever changed because of every single one of them.

Over the years, I have been blessed over and over.  I have dedicated my life to the service of others through stamping.  I still don't consider myself to be a sales person, but I am in love! 

So, how about some more about this card!  No, it's not contraband, it's undefined!  How fitting that this image came from something my daughter came up with.  She has a crayola brand light table, and was messing around with a photo from a magazine and traced this image onto paper with a pencil.  When I saw it, I was inspired to try and see what it would look like as a carved image.  

So I grabbed my undefined kit, and flipped her pencil drawing over and transferred it to the carving rubber using the tool and carved it out.  Here's what it looked like (with ink) after I was done playing.  
How fitting that I can share her image today.  Alexis has grown up with mom being a professional stamper!  She "sells" it far better than I could ever... And she's so proud of her mom, and all of the things that I've been able to accomplish with her right by my side.  I'm grateful for the opportunity to be here when she gets out of school and do her homework with her, and cart her to dance class and juggle life as it comes.  I can't believe she's already 9! 

Tonight's card is one of encouragement.  Some day, I'll fit into a dress that looks just like that.  Since I joined Stampin' Up back in 2006, I've been able to lose about 70 pounds.  I still have plenty of weight to lose, but it is truly a journey.  When I saw this dress, I instantly thought that I'd like to pair it up with this sentiment to encourage my friends to go after their dreams, whatever they are! 

To those of you who have shared in my journey in any way, I'd like to just say thank you.  Every single person has added to help me grow and I feel so blessed to be able to share what I love for a living, while being here for my daughter.  Maybe you left me a comment, or played along back when we did sketches.  Maybe you purchased something from me one time, or have been with me from the beginning.  To all of you, I am so grateful!

Here's another peek of this beautiful card.  I hope you're left inspired in some way to carve an image that means something special to you!  

I grabbed a sketch from one of my favorite sketch site's Mojo Monday, and used it to construct my card. 

Speaking of SPECIAL!  If you happen to need any stamping supplies, Sale-A-Bration is almost over!!   If you spend over 50.00 you get to pick a FREE Saleabration choice, AND I'm giving all online orders from now-March 31st a FREE 3 Class tutorial with over 18 projects with pictures and instructions! If you happen to want to become a demonstrator on my team, you'll get the directions that way too! 

Cheers to you,

Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
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