by Stacey Cogswell, Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Monday, November 27, 2017

December Sip and Stamp Projects

Every Christmas I like to come up with projects that will either hold a gift card or just plain old cash and this is what I came up with. They turned out do cute that I thought maybe everyone would like to make them too. So here they are, the projects we will be making at my December Sip and Stamp.

What could be better than a sweet elf holding your Christmas cash in a little test tube!

Created by Stacey Cogswell
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I've been seeing these Box in a Card projects everywhere, so I thought I would give it a try as well. This 2" x 2" box could hold money, chocolates or jewelry, any of which I would like to receive.

Created by Stacey Cogswell
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Lastly, this polka-a-dotted paper bag makes the "envelope" for the sweet card where a gift card could be attached to the back after signing your name to the front.
Created by Stacey Cogswell
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

OnStage Swaps part 3

So many talent demonstrators out there! Here are the All Occasion cards I received 
while at OnStage. Which one is your favorite?

Friday, November 24, 2017

Are you ready for this......drum roll please.......24 of free shipping! On Cyber Monday, November 27th from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm, all orders will have FREE SHIPPING!!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

OnStage Swaps part 2

Today I thought I would share with you the swaps made by down line for OnStage. They all did an amazing job and it was so much fun to see all the swaps they received in return.  It's always so much fun to to see so many different ideas and I hope they will bring stir your creativity too.

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Created By Sheryl D.
 This first card was made by Sheryl D. using the Father Christmas stamp set from the annual catalog. She combined it with the Merry Music Specialty DSP and the 7/8" Striped ribbon from the Holiday catalog to create a beautiful timeless look.

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Created by Kathy B
This next card features the Climbing Orchid along with the Fresh Florals DSP from the annual catalog to create an amazing lifelike stem of orchid. Adding a string of our mini black sequins was just the right finishing touch.

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Created by Nancy K.
This final card feature only the stamp set High Tide form the annual catalog and ink, but to see this card in person you would think it was printed on a high resolution printer. The stamping is clean and crisp and she did an amazing job with the masking technique.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It's Extravaganva time!!

Christmas is just around the corner and if you have a long list of crafty friends to buy for this year then this is the sale for you! Stamps, embellishments and even past Paper Pumpkin kits. Exclusive deals, some up to 50% off, starting on November 20th.  Please contact me if you'd like a complete list of sale items or click here on November 20th.

OnStage Swaps part 1

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I received so many amazing swaps this year at OnStage! I thought you might enjoy seeing them too, so I will start with the Christmas cards. Look at the variety, every card used a different stamp set, my favorites are in the second photo.

Of all the Christmas cards I received, this has to be my most favorite. It's so cute! It's hard to tell in the picture, but the card popped up with three layers. A lot of love went into this card.

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Created by Pauline Cilladi

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

OnStage Goodies!

Good Morning!

Every April and November Stampin'Up! demonstrators have the opportunity to attend either a live or local Stampin'Up! event. This year the live event was held in Salt Lake City. Three days of friendship, stamping, learning new things and of course free goodies. It was so much fun and Stampin'Up! really knows how to spoil us! Check out all the goodies I came home with...yes, even new stamps and the Occasions catalog! Wahoo, I can't wait to start creating with all these new items.

Stamparatus Questions Answered

Have questions about the new Stamparatus tool? I hope this will help. 

Cost is $49.00 

STAMPARATUS Reservation Questions 

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin' Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin' Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click on "create account" in the online store.

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during anygiven reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize paymentand close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to addother items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. Wewill not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag tocomplete my order?
A: Yes.

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve YourStamparatus Tutorial for Customers

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin'Up! promotions?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.

(Want more than one - demonstrators get to reserve 3 - talk to me about joining before the 16th). 

Never Ending Christmas card

I LOVE interactive cards and this one is simply amazing! I saw an example on Pinterest and went from there.  We made this card in my October Sip and Stamp class and it was so popular with everyone that I thought I would share it here with all of you. My son helped me make with my first fun video and I think it turned out really great, but for some reason I can't get in to load here. Please click on my Facebook page to see the video and while you're there "like" and "follow" me. Enjoy!

Front panel of the Never Ending Card
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Created by Stacey Cogswell

Fun 6x6 envelope for the Never Ending Card
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Created by Stacey Cogswell

Monday, November 13, 2017

What you need to know about the Stamparatus

The Stamparatus has some amazing features! Check out this great video.

Happy Stamping!

Eek, where does the time go!

I just returned back from OnStage in Salt Lake City and was inspired by so many amazing demonstrators while there to take a look at my blog, something that I has let slipped off my to do list. I can't believe my last post was so long ago. I created a Facebook business page about a year ago, so I haven't been complete slacker!  I will see what I can do about posting here more regularly.

So, why don't I start by telling you about the latest and greatest tool to be developed by Stampin'Up! It's called the Stamparatus!  It is a stamp positioning tool with so features that are simply amazing. It has two open sides, two super strong magnets, two removable plates and it's the prefect size for all your stamping needs. I hope you will agree this is a must have tool and reserve your's on November 16th at 2 pm! Contact me today for more information or see Stamparatus Questions Answered in tomorrows post.