Alaska Here We Come!!!!

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I still can’t believe it but….Alaska here we come!!!! I earned my 2nd Grand Vacation in my Stampin’ Up! Career this week! We will be taking an Alaskan Cruise next summer and it’s so exciting!!!

Alaska here we come, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I want to take a moment to give a bit shout of to all of you! Thank you for following me on this blog or my other social media (YouTube, FaceBook). I really appreciate your comments, likes, and shares. Thank you to all of my customers! You are amazing and I’m happy to help you get the products you love! I enjoy helping all of you get the supplies you need to create that amazing project whether it is holiday cards, all occasion cards, gift packaging, or a gift for someone! You are all so amazing and I couldn’t have done this without all of you!!! Thank you!!

Flowers for Me, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at these beautiful flowers I got from my upline, Meg who is super fabulous! I can’t thank her enough for asking me to join Stampin’ Up! I love what I do and I get to do it every day!!! If you are waiting for someone to ask you, here it is! I’m asking you to join me and my Stampin’ Up! team. Let’s have fun and enjoy what we do together!!! Click here for more information!

Pick a Pumpkin Free Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you earned the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set this month, it is on it’s way to you!!! There is still a chance to earn this stamp set for FREE by placing a $75 order (before tax and shipping). Click here to start shopping! You have till the end of the day tomorrow!

Stay tuned to hear about all the amazing Specials for October on Monday! I will also be revealing the October Free Stamp Set that you can earn!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 


Birthday Bash Recap!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you are having a wonderful day whether you have today off or not! I thought I would do a Birthday Bash Recap!!! It was such a wonderful day…..month!!!

Birthday Bash Recap, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 I had a wonderful Birthday complete with unicorn cupcakes, gifts, cards, and amazing people! Each year, I like to have a Birthday Stamp Class and this year the 2 happened to fall on the same day! We all enjoyed laughs, cupcakes, and presents! These amazing ladies really know how to make me feel special!! My online special was a bit hit as well. I’m glad all of you were able to celebrate with me. Thank you so much for your sweet comments!!! I really appreciate each and every one of you!

Lil April, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course I have to share the card that my husband made for me!!! You can see some of his past creations (and my April version) here, here, and here! If you know me well, you know I LOVE (big puffy heart love) monkeys. Brad got me this little Beanie Boo this past spring and we named it April! I think it looks just like her! He used various Circle Punches! The greeting was stamped with the No Bones About It Stamp Set for the means! I thought he was super clever to find that! Handmade cards have so much love in them! This card melts my heart! 🙂

With the Holiday Mini Catalog out, I thought I would do a fun party showcasing all the amazing-ness! I’m doing this party online so that those who live near and far can participate! Check out the Holiday Mini Catalog here and check out the party on Facebook where I will be showcasing lots of samples, products, and fun! The party started today and will run through Wednesday. Click here to join in the fun!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Happy Birthday to ME!!! Let Us All Celebrate!

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Today’s MY BIRTHDAY!!!! Let Us All Celebrate together with some fabulous specials!!!

Birthday Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Are you ready for all of this fabulous-ness!?!?!?

TODAY ONLY…..every order of $40 (before tax and shipping) will earn a FREE Gift from me as well as 1 Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers! I have tons of great prizes to give! Check them out! Click here to start shopping and enter the Hostess Code: A3AR6VYH when you are checking out!!!

Let Us All Celebrate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are just a few of the goodies – Embossing Paste, Blender Pens, Ink Pads, Glitter Enamel Dots, Chalk Marker, Designer Series Paper Stacks, and more!

But wait there’s more……If you order $75 (before shipping and tax), you will get a Free Gift, One Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers, AND the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set for Free! This set is coming out in the Holiday Mini Catalog so you can earn it before it even comes out! Woot Woot!  Click here to start shopping and enter the Hostess Code: A3AR6VYH when you are checking out!!!

Not sure what to order or just getting started with stamping or just want to check it out……Paper Pumpkin is HALF PRICE for September for new subscribers. Click here to sign up and use the Promo Code: HALFOFF0917  (zero nine one seven). If you sign up TODAY, you will earn a Free Gift as well!

Birthday Gift Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These gift bags were super fun to make with Embossing Paste! I got them at the dollar store, smeared some embossing paste over the template randomly. Since I had a ton of Berry Burst paste left over, I just did it over tons of scraps. Once it was all dry, I added those scraps to some tags and added the tag to the bags with Finely Woven Ribbon! I love how they turned out!

If you would like to see these items and ME, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Have a wonderful day because it’s a Fabulous One!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Getting Ready for the Holiday Mini Catalog!!!

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The Holiday Mini Catalog comes out on September 1st and it is FABULOUS!!! I know I say fabulous a lot but this is super fabulous!

Holiday Mini Catalog, www.LaurasStampPad.comAs we prepare for Holidays, this catalog has everything we need for our crafting projects. There are kits, there are bundles, there is gift packaging, and every thing in between and MORE!!!

Usually for a NEW Catalog release, I do a Girls Night Out Event to show off samples and product to see, touch, and feel! It makes all the difference for sure! 🙂 For this catalog, I decided to do a Virtual Girls Night Out so everyone can attend and not just those local. You can join the party on my Facebook Page here!!!

I am so excited about this party because I will be sharing tons of samples, product, card projects and more! There will be prizes and games and lots of fun!!! The party will start on Monday, September 3rd and go through Wednesday, September 5th. Each day I will be posting new and fun goodies! If you have questions on anything, feel free to post them on there and I will do my best to answer with a response, video, or photo! There will be a few Live Videos where you can watch me live and ask questions! Join the party and let me know what you are the most excited about!!!

If you are on my mailing list, you should have received your Holiday Mini Catalog in the mail the past few days! If you would like a copy of the catalog, send me your address here!

Need Mittens in Alaska, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Also, don’t forget that you can get the party started early by earning the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set for FREE!!! Any order of $75 or more placed in the month of August will earn this fabulous set! It is one of the super cute ones from the Holiday Mini Catalog!!! Click here to start shopping and earning!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Family Time at the Lake!!!

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We have been home from our annual family time at the lake for a week now. I think I’m finally getting back into the swing of things!!! Here is a little sneak peak of the wonderful time we had!!!

Family Time At The Lake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This year my entire immediate family was all able to attend! I’m still surprised we got a great group photo with everyone basically looking at the camera! That’s  a win for sure! The weather was amazing and on the cool side. I still got a little sun on my legs one more really early while on the Paddle Board. By the way, if you ever get a chance to play with one of those, I highly recommend it. It is super easy and lots of fun to paddle around on. We (adults and kids) had lots of fun on it!

Lake Vacation, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The sunrises and sunsets are just stunning at the Lake! It is so calming and amazing! I love it! Lots of selfies took place throughout the week since I’m the only one who is snapping photos all of the time! I spent one afternoon on the dock reading. It was amazing and peaceful especially when it started to rain lightly! My fabulous husband went to an ice cream shop and he knows me so well. I could care less about ice cream but a waffle cone is totally my jam! YUM!

We had a wonderful time relaxing and making memories! Now I’m home and excited to get started on Holiday Cards. The Holiday Mini Catalog is coming out on September 1st and I’ve received my Pre-Order already!!! If you would like to check out all the fabulous goodies, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and let me know in the comments which item you are most excited about!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 


Road Trip around Southern Indiana!!!

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Today, I’m going to share with you some of the fun I had last week during a little road trip around Southern Indiana! While a lot of my stamper friends were enjoying Thailand (Stampin’ Up’s Incentive Trip), I chose to not go on that one. I’m not a huge fan of flying, let alone that long! This road trip was part of my little treat to myself instead! Not the same views as they had but it was a real treat for sure!

Road trip around Southern Indiana, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My Mom, my husband, and I headed out on our adventure last Sunday! We stopped at different small towns along the way. Our first stop was New Harmony, Indiana which was super cute. We enjoyed a gold cart ride around town, stopping at shops and seeing the sites. It was really fun when the girls suggested we turn right with the golf cart to go down a “hill”. Luckily our wonderful driver, Brad saw that it was steps and not just a hill. 🙂 Good times and great adventures happened for sure!

Next stop was Frenchlick/West Baden Springs. We stayed at the castle that night and it was amazing! The grounds were beautiful and it was so cool. The center of the hotel has a giant dome which was the largest freestanding dome. Now we have sports stadiums that have since taken it’s spot. At night the ceiling lights up different colors. It was so beautiful. I wanted to take that lounge chair home with me. It was so comfortable and watching the colors change on the ceiling made it amazing! We stopped by the casino and put in a dollar for about 5 minutes of fun! I loved the front porch of the hotel with it’s swags, flags, and flowers.

Southern Indiana, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Our next stop was Louisville, Kentucky! We went to a cute Mom and Pop candy shop and watched them make candy. It was lots of fun and we got to try a warm cinnamon drop candy. They said each candy has difference levels of cinnamon and I think mine was HIGH! I bit into it rather than sucking on it and thought I might die. Wowza, it was hot! Also, we did a distillery tour where they made Brandy. It was very interesting to see and we got a tasting. I’m so not a drinker and just touching my lips to 2 different ones was more than enough for me. I’m still for sure not a drinker after that. We stopped by Churchhill Downs for a quick peak as we were running out of time.

After Louisville, we headed over to Madison, Indiana. We enjoyed the Ohio River, Clifty Falls, and lots of hiking in the woods. It was beautiful, fun, and HOT! Of course, we couldn’t pass by Bloomington, Indiana and not stop and seeing the largest brain. 🙂 We all expected it to be bigger! We enjoyed some more falls, covered bridges, and walks around state parks before getting caught in a storm and heading home. Last up was Casey, Illinois where we saw many of the World’s Largest items like a rocking chair, mailbox, knitting needles, wind chimes, pencil, and more. Also, if you ever wondered how short I was….I can still go through the Kid’s Entrance, with room to spare!

One of the other things I wanted to mention was my love for smashed pennies. I love getting smashed pennies and take photos with each of them. Any other penny smashers out there? If you are planning a trip to Southern Indiana, feel free to reach out or ask in the comments. I’m happy to share more information on any of the locations we went! We had an amazing time. I’m back to the Stamp Room now and playing with new stamps coming out in the Holiday Mini! Stay tuned!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Bonus Days, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget Bonus Days all month! Every $50 order, earns you $5 in rewards!!! I also have extended the DOUBLE Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers through Wednesday when you use the Hostess Code: CZHRWZ4H! Check out more details on that here and start shopping here!


Loving Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

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Happy Friday everyone! Today, I thought I would share some love to all of you and give some shout outs!!! Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers are given to each person for every $40 in orders! These could be online orders or in person orders!!! This is my way to reward you for stamping with ME!!! I do all the calculations and tracking for you!!!

Laura's Loyal Stampers Stickers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

In May, I had my fabulous stampers Barb & Deb earn a $40 Gift Certificate!!! That was perfect timing for the New Catalog!!! Who wouldn’t love a bonus $40 to spend on stamping goodies!

Gift Certificate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

In June, I had my fabulous stamper, Debbie earn a Gift Certificate! Hmmmm Debbie seems to be a popular name with my stampers! 🙂 I can’t wait to give her the certificate! This is just my little way of giving back to my stampers who are so amazing! I truly appreciate all of you and hope to be writing out more of these each month! There are many on my list that are super close so that just may be happening!!! 🙂

In celebration of this, I am offering DOUBLE Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers this weekend when you use the Hostess Code: CZHRWZ4H. You will enter this code on the bottom left hand side when you are in your shopping cart!!! Click here to start shopping! Don’t forget that BONUS DAYS are happening all throughout July as well! For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you will get a $5 in Bonus Days coupon to use in August!!! Woot Woot! So double stickers and a $5 coupon!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 


New Stamp Set & Paper Storage!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! Today I’m sharing with your my NEW Stamp Set & Paper Storage. I had mentioned about 2 months ago getting 2 new pieces of furniture for my stamp room. You can see the first one here and today I’m sharing the second one.

New Stamp Set Paper Storage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here it is!!! I can’t believe how much the white brightens up the room! There is a window directly to the right of this photo so these pictures have a bit of a shadow from that light. The room in general is so much brighter from these 2 pieces of white furniture. It’s crazy! My stamp table is to the left of the photo and I sit right in front of this while stamping. I love having everything so close to grab and go. I will say that the middle section that looks all cleaned off right now….it’s not normally like that! 🙂

Stamp Set Shelf, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is the top section which holds my Stamp Sets! I only have 2 Stamp Sets in the old clam shell cases (Teeny Tiny Wishes & Thoughts & Prayers). I have already filled the shelf of stamps so I might have to make another row below next to my ribbons. We shall see. I have my inspiration/loves/reason for doing what I love in the photos at the top! <3 The shoe boxes on the right side have all of my ribbons in them. Finally my Enamel Shapes, Thread, and some of the Baker’s Twine is on the left side.

Drawer For Tools, www.LaurasStampPad.comThe little drawer in the middle has some of my tools in it – Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Trimmer, Embossing Paste, Embossing Knives, and Watercolor Pencils! By the way, I am loving the embossing paste so stay tuned to lots of samples and tutorials using it! 🙂

Stamp N Storage Paper Storage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next up is the bottom section of paper storage! There are actually doors to this bottom section. We decided to leave them off since opening them would be hard with me sitting so close by. I purchase Stamp N Storage Paper Storage for all of my cardstock. You can check them out and get 10% off by clicking here! I love these things. They are super sturdy and allow me to really see what I have. While they are pricey, I know that they aren’t going to break or sag like some of my past paper storage has. I think these are about my 3rd or 4th piece of paper storage and these are AMAZING!

I have each color in a tray and a cellophane bag with scraps in there as well. This helps me use my scraps and clean up really quickly. See that little box on the floor on the right….that’s what I use to put scraps in. It would get out of hand and I would hate to dig so I just tossed pieces in there and it was a mess. I still have a few colors in there while I wait for more cellophane bags to arrive! I just love it! The drawers on the left side hold my embellishments like Pearls, Rhinestones, Doilies, and Washi Tape.

I hope you enjoyed this little post on how I store my craft supplies close to me for easy use. It’s probably time I do another Stamp Room Tour now that I have these 2 new pieces of furniture. You can check out the latest one here!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Happy Father’s Day To Each and Every One of You!

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While I’m not sure how many men I have that follow me, I would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day To Each and Every One of You!

Happy Fathers Day Every One, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Happy Father’s Day…

…to all of those who children of their own!

…to all of those who have step-children!

…those of you with fur babies!

…to all of those who are wishing and hoping for a baby!

…to all of those who have lost a child!

…And most of all to those who act fatherly to those around them!

Each and every one of you falls into one or more of these categories! Just like Mother’s Day, I feel like everyone should celebrate Father’s Day! Whether you are spending the day with family, your children, or your fur-babies, I wish you the best day ever! Today is your day to celebrate and enjoy!

Thank you for being kind, caring, and fatherly to those around you and those you encounter! It’s not easy being a Father but it is very rewarding! May you have all the rewards today and every day!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend celebrating and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!! I have so great techniques, a ribbon share, and a lot more!! Don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list and get a Card Making Cheat Sheet! You can do so in the upper right corner of my website when on a computer or scroll to the bottom of the page if looking on a mobile device!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


So Much Fun at Girls Night Out!!!

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Last Saturday, I headed to Paris for a Girls Morning Out and yesterday I had my Girls Morning & Night Out at my place launching the New Catalog!!! All of these events were so much fun! I just love gathering together to stamp, gush over the new product, and catch up with everyone! My heart is full for sure!! 🙂

Much Fun Girls Night, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are some photos of the displays, goodie baskets, cupcakes and set-up at the Girls Morning/Night out that I had yesterday! I love to spoil my customers because they are all so fabulous! I sure hope they love cupcakes because that’s what I always make for these events! 🙂

Paris Girls Morning Out, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are some photos from the event in Paris! I’m super excited I remembered to take some photos! The little ones are my nieces who love to stamp and I see them stamping for many years to come! We had a fabulous time stamping together! I love catching up with these ladies since I only see them a few months out of the year. I always do my Paris Events as a Mystery Hostess so the items can be shipped over there. The Hostess this time got over $80 in Hostess Benefits! Woot Woot!

Girls Night Out Event, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are some photos from the event at my place in the evening. Totally forgot to take photos at the morning event! I was so excited when I remembered at the evening one but after these 3, I set my phone down and didn’t take any more. I had such an amazing time at all of these events. Catching up with these amazing ladies, stamping, and sharing our love of Stampin’ Up! product just makes me so very happy! I love it!

You can check out all these new product online here. If you would like a catalog, send me your address here and I’ll get one out to you! I hope you all have an amazing weekend and I’ll be back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura