What Do You Love???

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! What do you love today?? Is it chocolate? Is it someone in your life? Is it your craft supplies? I’m going to go with the last 2 and I could exchange chocolate for a cupcake! 🙂 Today, I wanted to share what I am loving right now with Stampin’ Up!!!

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We are right in the middle of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Mini Catalog and it’s been fabulous! There is so much amazing product to play with and color combinations I would have never thought to use! There is also fabulous free stuff with every $50 order and additional $25 in Hostess Goodies when your order/party is over $250. The best deal yet though is when you join Stampin’ Up and get $175 in product for just $99! That is an amazing steal! Free shipping on top of that makes it even better! Gather together with some friends and let’s stamp. Then you can use your Hostess goodies towards signing up to make it an even better deal!

Today, I’m sharing what I would pick out for my Starter Kit totaling $175!!! There is also a 2nd option to the kit to add on the Craft Carry Tote Bag for $129 rather than $99! Being the bag lady that I am, I’m going with that option!!! So that’s $175 in any product and the Craft & Carry Tote for just $129!

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If you would like to see this all, check out the video 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!!! Join my team and let’s have fun stamping together!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Friday Favorites Of The Week!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! Today, I’m sharing some of my Friday Favorites of the Week today!!! Then let’s head into the weekend and dream of warm Spring days! Who’s with me???

Friday Favorites of the Week, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m loving Lovely Lipstick…..no shock there as I love pink! This color is just jumping out at me for every project I go to create. The Dot To Dot Embossing Folder is my favorite. It’s so classic and can be used for lots of occasions. The different sizes and patterns make it really pop! The Stamparatus Bag is my new favorite bag/tool. I have just been so impressed by this bag lately. It’s so big and can hold so much whether it is the Stamparatus or even just stamps, ink, and a project. It’s super cute and strong and has a shoulder strap as well as little handles. If you have a Stamparatus and want cute storage, I highly recommend it. If you want something to put a project in to take with you on a trip or to get your oil changed or anywhere else you want to stamp, I highly recommend it!

Then last but not least my favorite is snuggling little Claire in that gray fuzzy blanket! I bought that gray/white blanket to take to the hospital as I love a soft blanket and it would help to calm me and give me something to snuggle. It was just that and I loved it. After we got home, I used it in the chair in the nursery that I nurse Claire in. Soon after she fell in love with it and now I’m pretty sure it’s not my blanket any more. She loves it as much as I do but who wouldn’t? It’s sooooo fuzzy and soft! There is nothing better then snuggles with her and the blanket. Some days I put her down for a nap and go to my Stamp Pad to work and  other days I just hold her and snuggle. 🙂

Let me know what your favorite things are right now in the comments below!!!

Don’t forget the Free Stamp Set of the Month is the and Sale-A-Bration is still going on! That means every $50 spent earns you a Sale-A-Bration item and at $75 you will also earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month (Flowering Desert)! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping!!! Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


February Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

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Happy Monday!!! It’s February so of course that means a new Free Stamp Set! The February Free Stamp Set of the Month is…….

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…the Flowering Dessert Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog! There are beautiful images as well as greetings. My favorite greeting is the “be your own kind of beautiful.” Who cares if someone else doesn’t think that’s the cool thing or pretty color. You do you!!! Stay true to what is in your heart.

Here’s a little side story to that and inside about me! I purchased some Krispy Kreme Donuts from my Niece for a fundraiser. Anyone else loves these as much as me??? Let me know in the comments below! Other donuts, I can pass on but a Krispy Kreme…..Mmmmm! Anyway, she needed to be paid in advance and I wasn’t going to be in town before the date of delivery. I asked her to ask her Ma (my mom) or her dad (my brother) and I would pay them back! She got it from her Dad! So donut day arrived and I was in town to pick them up those little heavenly O’s. I went to put the money in my brother’s truck but wanted to leave a little note as well. I went with a little donut pun! The note went like this….Donut you know you are loved! Thanks for paying for my donuts in advance! I just know my brother probably rolled his eyes when he read it and I don’t care.

Everyone wants to hear they are loved or they are cared about or they look nice. Why don’t we say it more often?? What’s holding up back?? If you can’t say it in person, send a card or leave a note! Make someone’s day! Make them feel special. Donut you wanna make someone smile? 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my little story and I hope you are excited about the Free Stamp Set of the Month for February! Click here to start shopping so you can earn this set for FREE as well as FREE Sale-A-Bration items all month long!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Friday Favorites!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I hope everyone is excited for the weekend and has some fabulous plans whether that is doing nothing or having a full schedule! I’m headed to stamp with the ladies over in Paris…..Illinois that is! 😉 I’m so excited because these ladies are super fabulous and I just wish I could stamp with them more often then I already do! Today I’m sharing some Friday Favorites!!!

Friday Favorites, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is what I’m loving right now!!! Everything Butterflies is got me like gaga. The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch are amazing. I just love the 4 different styles of butterflies as well as adding color with the solid images. Also, it’s a bonus when you can stamp and punch 2 butterflies at the same time! Butterflies remind me of Spring and I’m counting down the days! That leads me to the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. Hello fabulous Spring colors!!!! Of course I love PINK so the Sale-A-Bration item that is Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper is a favorite. It’s just so shiny and fabulous! And then there is cheese popcorn!!! I just love cheese any time all the time but lately I had some cheese popcorn and it’s my go-to snack now!

Okay, those are my Friday Favorites! What are yours??? Let me know in the comments below! Want to purchase any of these items (minus the cheese popcorn), click here to start shopping and earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers and Sale-A-Bration goodies!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Happy New Year’s Eve!!!

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2018 is coming to an end and I wanted with wish you all a Happy New Year’s Eve!!!! Today, I just want to reflect a little bit on the year. If you are new to reading my blog, welcome and here’s a little recap. For my dedicated followers, here is a little trip down memory lane!

Happy New Year's Eve, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh my goodness…..yes I’m tearing up! The love, the ups, the downs, the memories are all so amazing. It’s so crazy to think that a job can make such a difference in your life. I love Stampin’ Up and being a demonstrator! I did not think 14 (almost 15) years ago that it would turn into something so amazing. Some of the photos above are my personal life but there is so much of my “work” life that is part of my personal life too. The friends I have made through the years mean so much to me! The love and support through my pregnancy, loss, 2nd pregnancy, delivery, and still to this day means more to me than you will ever know.

Claire…..aka Ziggy….was so loved before she was even here. Every stamp event that I went to I was surprised with more love…and cake!!! It was amazing. Having so many people ask about how I was and how things were going was amazing. Between the bump sign and the delivery, there is a photo of me and my stamp goodies heading out to the last class before Claire was born. That day was bittersweet because I was super excited for a little break to relax before she arrived but I was also sad I wouldn’t be seeing all of my stampers. Then there were a few trips we took with Claire. We went to Champaign for a Vacation Stamping School and Orlando for OnStage. Both of these events were amazing. I was able to get out of the house and not feel trapped because let me tell you some days it felt like it. I got to see old friends (not in age) and meet new ones. Learning new stamping techniques and ideas made me feel that crafty high and I was rejuvenated. Stampin’ Up is so much more than stamps, paper, and ink. It’s love, people, and happiness!!!

Thank you all for being a part of my life! You are all amazing. I truly appreciate your comments, likes, shares, class attendance, orders, and thoughts. You mean the world to me. 2018 was a great year and I can’t wait to see what will happen in 2019! Join me on this amazing journey called life!!!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Please stay safe tonight and I look forward to 2019!

~Laura


Christmas Break!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I just wanted to pop on to say I’m taking a Christmas Break! I will be spending lots of time with family and soaking up all the first Christmas special moments with Claire! This week I won’t be posting here on my blog but I do have videos going up over on my YouTube Channel so you can check that out here! There is just so much to share with the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!

Christmas Break, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Wonderful Holiday Season!!! Here’s to wonderful times spent with family and friends celebrating love and happiness! May you all have safe travels and an amazing week!

Don’t forget you can still earn the Buffalo Check Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order (before shipping & tax) through the month of December! Also, there are lots of great deals in the Clearance Rack and Year End Sales Event. Click here to check those out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 


Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday and I’m super excited to celebrate it this year!!! I love that it is a simple holiday focused on food and family and celebrating our blessings. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving too!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is so much to be thankful today and every day! From the big things to the little things that we have, they are all very special and wonderful! This year, I thought I would share a few new things I’m thankful for.

~I’m super thankful for my amazing Doctor and all the nurses and staff throughout my pregnancy, 33 hours of labor, and C-section delivery.

~Of course, Brad and I are thankful to have a beautiful, healthy baby girl! She is our whole world and we love her more and more with each day!

~Even more this year, I am thankful for Stampin’ Up and this amazing opportunity. Being able to work from home and on my own schedule has been amazing over the past year. Having the ability to share with I love and love what I do is something I’m forever grateful for!

~I’m thankful for Stampin’ Up having their 30th Birthday Party in Orlando, Florida. I’m sure we would have not gone to Florida or Epcot with a 5 month old if it weren’t for Stampin’ Up luring us there! 🙂 Thank you for the amazing opportunity and chance to get out of the house and out of town!

~As always, I’m so thankful for all of you. My followers, my customers, and those who watch my videos…you all are so amazing and mean the world to me! Thank You!!!

I hope you have an amazing day today and stay safe if you are traveling! Check back tomorrow for Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Laura


Final Photos From OnStage!!!

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Happy Friday!!! This week flew by and I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving! I feel like it was July last week…..or just Florida weather! 🙂 Today I’m sharing the final photos from OnStage. I could share share share because I took a million and one photos but I’m putting a limit to it! If you are dying to see more, check out the past 2 days of fun photos! Wanna join me on the next trip?? Join my Fabulous Friends Team here!

Final Photos From OnStage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Frogs, Butterflies, Candy, and Flowers……I’m excited about all of it! These new products coming in the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration are just amazing. I can’t wait to play with them and share them all with you! If you have ordered from me in the past 6 months,  you will be getting these catalogs in the mail in December automatically. If you are new to me, send me a message and I can mail one out to you. Click here to send your information to me. You can also click here to start shopping and then I will automatically send you one!

Don’t forget that the FREE Stamp Set of the Month is A Big Thank You!!! With every order of $75 or more before tax and shipping, you will earn this set for FREE from me. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Orlando Day 2 Recap!!!

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Today, I’m sharing the Orlando Day 2 Recap!!! There was a lot more stamping, seeing new products, and winning fabulous stuff on this day!!!

Orlando Day 2 Recap, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh my goodness was I blown away by some of these stamping projects. Shelli’s watercoloring and layering is so amazing and I can only hope to color like that. I did try to take notes on how she does it. I have lots of practice to do! 🙂 There are lots of great masculine sets coming soon and we all know I struggle with man cards. Flowers, flowers, and more flowers make my heart happy!!!

Fabulous Friends Team, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While there is a lot of stamping going on, there is also a lot of chatting, meeting new people, snapping photos, and so much more! The people make this even more fabulous! I tried taking pictures with those in my Fabulous Friends Team, LovenStampfuls Team, and ImPECKable Stampers Team. Of course, I got pictures with others too! Meeting new people from all over the world is just amazing. The green ears were for all of our team so we could find each other in the sea of 6000 people. The bottom right photo is me and the 6 other ladies in our team that earned the Greek Isles Trip and we got to walk across stage together. It was AMAZING!!!

If you would like to see all the goodies we got, check out the video 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!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Orlando Day 1 Recap!!!

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We made it home and it’s snowing…..so not cool!!! I am missing Orlando weather already. Here is our Orlando Day 1 Recap!!! We went to Epcot courtesy of Stampin’ Up and it was amazing!!!!

Orlando Day 1 Recap, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It was super magical and so easy! Parking was a breeze. There was a tram that took us right to the entrance and then it was like we had the whole world in front of us. I remember looking at Brad and saying why does it seem everyone knows where they are going and we are like oh my what do we do first. We headed around the world looking at everything and smashing pennies. We got a total of 19 smashed pennies so of course I had to buy a Disney Penny Passport. Rapunzel and Flynn chatted with us and we got their autograph! Claire did so well and enjoyed looking at everything and everyone. It was HOT like upper 80’s and real feel of mid 90’s! I was loving it!!!

Stampin’ Up released the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure to all of us. AMAZING!!! My favorite Sale-A-Bration item already is that amazing ribbon. There are 5 spools of the most beautiful spring colors. Butterflies and gingham are hot hot hot too! Check back tomorrow for more samples, ideas, and goodies. I have millions of photos to sort through and all kinds of things!

Want to join me on the next Stampin’ Up adventure in April? Join my Fabulous Friends team by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura