2017-2019 In Color Bookmarks!!!

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I have had a lot of requests to do a video on my 2017-2019 In Color Bookmarks after showing them in the Up Close & Personal video that I did. I love hearing from you on what you would like to see so here you go!!!

2017-2019 In Color Bookmarks, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these just beautiful? I made 50 of them for each Annual Catalog release and they go out with the first 50 catalogs. I love spoiling my stampers! 🙂

These are super easy to make especially when making them in bulk because assembly line it. First, I created my template in Word with all of the names of the 2017-2019 In Colors as well as a little Stampin’ Up logo and contact information. I was able to get 5 bookmarks per sheet. You can download that template here – In Color Bookmarks 2017! I left it in a Word Document so that you can change it up for your favorite colors or last years In Colors or even next years. Next I printed them out and cut them apart (2-1/4″ 7″). Then I stamped the flower from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in each color. I used the New 2017-2019 In Colors for my flowers! Again, I did this in an assembly line and stamped all of one color on each of them and then moved to the next color.

Now that the insert is all complete, I slide it into the Bookmark Sleeve. I picked these up on Amazon. You can check them out here! Sometimes they can be a little sticky when sliding it in the first time as the sleeves are static cling a bit. This is another reason I cut my bookmarks to be a bit smaller than the sleeve so they slide in well. Finally, I added some ribbon to the top loop. I used the Finely Woven Ribbon which comes in each of the In Colors. I used about 5-6″ of  ribbon, folded it in half and pushed that fold through the hole from front to back. Then I pulled the ends through that loop that was created and pull tight. This gives that nice little ribbon accent without tying a knot or using adhesive.

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and subscribe if you are new. Also, let me know in the comments below if there is something you would like to do on the next Video – a product up close and personal, a technique, answer stamping questions, stamping tips, etc! I would love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Fabulous Friday!!!

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Happy Friday everyone! It is a Fabulous Friday because it is a holiday weekend!!! Before jumping into the weekend and end of the month, I wanted to share some reminders with all of you!!!

25% Off Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m starting with my favorite and most exciting one which is this amazing deal for Paper Pumpkin! I just love Paper Pumpkin because of the surprise, the wrapped up like a present, and ALL THE GOODIES it contains. There is always so much product and stuff in each box. It is totally worth it at the normal price but now at 25% off. Anyone who hasn’t tried it, totally should for at least these 3 months. It is normally $19.95 plus tax which ends up being just over $20. With the Promo Code: STARTHERE, it’s only $14.95 plus tax! You get a clear block to use on all of your clear stamps, stamps, ink, and supplies! How fabulous!?!?!? Click here to get signed up! Or course you also get a card from me each month as well! Who doesn’t love happy mail!?!?!

Fabulous Friday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the last Fabulous Friday that you can purchase the Eastern Palace Suite in a Bundle! The Sneak Peak Promotion Bundles will no longer be available after May 31st! In June, all of these items will be sold individually and you will not get the free gift! There are 2 options of bundles – the Starter Bundle & the Premier Bundle! You can see samples using these products here, here, and here!

Sun is Setting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 Next Wednesday is the last day to get the items that are Retiring. You can see the complete list of retiring items here! Many of the items have sold out already so be sure to shop from here to see what is left and what is on sale!!! Some items are 50% off!!! Great chance to get some goodies at a steal!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I would like to thank all of the men and women for their great sacrifice and all they do and have done! THANK YOU!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Top 5 Blog Posts From the 2016-2017 Catalog!!!

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I thought I would go through and see what the Top 5 Blog Posts are from the past year – 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!!!! I wonder if they are some of my favorites?!?! Do they include items that are retiring?!?!?!

Something Borrowed Card Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Something Borrowed One Sheet Wonder Set! Well I am not surprised to see this was #1!!!! I know that you all love this One Sheet Wonder so very much and look at this post a lot, everyday!

Top 5 Blog Posts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

December 2016 Paper Pumpkin – This one surprised me a bit because I posted 12 Paper Pumpkin Kits in the past year and this was the best. I think it was because I did an alternative to what the kit actually was intended for. I made cards rather than a mini album!

Flower OSW, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Flower Bouquet One Sheet Wonder – not surprised to see another One Sheet Wonder! Also, this paper was just stunning! I loved it so much because you all know how much I love flowers and all the color!

Work of Art Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Work of Art Holiday Cards! The Work of Art Stamp Set is so versatile and amazing! I’m excited this is one that you all love too! This set is not retiring which is super fabulous!

Fishy Shaker Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Fishy Shaker Card! This card is super cute and fun! Shaking all of the pieces around and seeing those little fish makes this card a major WOW!!!

The next few posts that were favorites included more of the One Sheet Wonders! I know how much you all love those. (SNEAK PEAK: I have another one coming next week!!!) 🙂

Let me know which of these is your favorite in the comments below! If your favorites wasn’t listed above, let me know which one it is! I can’t wait to share lots of samples with the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! Until then, don’t forget that there are lots of retiring items in the current catalog. Some are even on super sale! Click here to start shopping!

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

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Fresh Florals, Color Theory, Stamps, & Bling!!!

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Fresh Florals, Color Theory, Stamps, & Bling are just a few of the amazing things I got in my Pre-Order for the New Catalog!!! Here is a few sneak peaks!!!

Fresh Florals, Color Theory, Stamps, & Bling, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh my goodness this is just a pile of heaven!!!! Here are a few of my favorites that I quickly picked out!

In-Colors Collection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This designer series paper is just stunning! It has the same patterns as the current Floral Boutique and I LOVE IT! Note: there are distressed looks to the paper where some spots are lighter or splotchy and this is suppose to be like that! The Ribbons are perfect because they aren’t too wide and they are soft and flexible for tying knots and using on projects! Love love love!!!

Color Theory, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This  is another favorite of mine – The Color Theory Suite! I love these colors – Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive. The cool designer paper, fabulous ribbon (which I realized is Bermuda  Bay and doesn’t coordinate like the others) and those glimmer enamel shapes. YUM! Glimmer Enamel Shapes…..like WOW!!!!

Stamps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are some of the stamp sets. Many of these come as a Bundle with coordinating Framelits or Punches! Now I need to find time to PLAY!!!

Bling & Baby Bows, www.LaurasStampPad.com

And then there are amazing accessories. Bling, Bows, and Punches are some of my absolute favorites! I’m super excited about that label punch since my favorite Decorative Label Punch is retiring. Now you have bows made already for you! How amazing is that?!?!?! I flipped over the second one so you could see that they already have adhesive on the back, just peel off the sticky. Love it!!!!

Can’t wait till June 1st? You can always join Stampin’ Up and get these products in your Starter Kit! You get to pick out $125 in any product you would like (retiring, current items, and sneak peak items) for just $99 and FREE SHIPPING! Click here for more information or reach out if you have any questions at all.

If you want to see the complete unboxing and reveal of my New Catalog Pre-Order Haul, check it out below or click here to watch and enter the drawing! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. You don’t want to miss out on the fabulous project I create with all of this!

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite item is!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Ronald McDonald Box of Goodies!!!

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I have been donating to the Ronald McDonald House for a few years now. I just love to box up those goodies each time! You can see some of the past ones here, here, and here!

Ronald McDonald, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This month, I was able to send a box full of cards to the local Ronald McDonald House! The little house that sits in our kitchen filled up with tabs and I was able to send those, too! Every time the little house fills up, I send a batch! I can’t thank my fellow stampers for their support as well. Many of you sent me cards (homemade and store bought) to send and I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you!!! As always, those of you who donate cards, tabs, or any other items will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from me. You can use it on your next stamp order or one of my classes!

Ronald McDonald Donation, www.LaurasStampPad.com

In case you aren’t aware of what the Ronald McDonald House is or does, I thought I would share. It is a house located near a hospital for those to live in while with a loved on in the hospital. Many time these people are in the hospital for an extended stay. It is hard to get a hotel or travel back and forth each day just so they can be with their loved ones. Ronald McDonald House offers a place for these people to sleep and eat and get rest!

I had the opportunity twice to go to the local Ronald McDonald House to provide a meal. I did a breakfast on a Saturday once and a Dinner on a weekday once. This was an amazing experience. I got to sit and chat with some of the families and I really felt like I was making a difference. If you would like more information on this or to donate, feel free to reach out to me here or let me know in the comments below!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Friday Updates & Excitement!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I’m have so many fabulous updates and excitement to share with you that I thought I would make it an entire blog post!!! Are you ready???

Friday Updates & Excitement, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Last Friday, I did the drawing for the Ink Pad Giveaway and it was Sheila!!!! I’m so happy for her and she selected the Subtles Collection. Little funny side note: I took the picture of her name with my ink pads before telling her she won. Yet, somehow I did it in front of the Subltes Collection and that’s what she picked. Hehehe I love little things like that!

Speaking of Giveaways, let me know in the comments below what you would like the new giveaway to be. I have done the Big Shot and now the Ink Pad Collection. Would you like a repeat of those or something different?? Can’t wait to hear your suggestions!

Food Trucks, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So even though Sale-A-Bration is over and you can’t get the adorable Tasty Trucks Stamp Set, I just had to share these. I had some leftover cards already cut so I created them! Coloring with the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens is just so much fun!!! Eeee I love them all!

Sun is Setting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Retired List is out and items are selling out fast! You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – Excel

2017 Retiring List – PDF

Some of these items are sold out already so you can just start shopping here! Not only do you get to enjoy getting some great products before they are gone (and at a discount for some), you will also be able to earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

And another fun announcement……I have handed out my FIRST $40 Gift Certificate for Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!! Congratulations Vickey M. for earning the first one!!!! Woot Woot!!! Will you be the next one?!?!?!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Happy 13th Anniversary to Me!!!

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I just can’t believe it is my 13th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up! today! How crazy is that?!?!?! Thirteen years seems like a long time but yet this has been an amazing and fun journey! I have enjoyed every moment of it!!! In celebration (and tradition), I am doing my 13 Favorite Stampin’ Up! items right now today!

13th Anniversary, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My 13 Favorite Stampin’ Up! Items!!!

~Enamel Shapes – I love the shape of these and the little POP of color they add to a project!

~Perfect White Accents – I honestly just found out about these things and I’m in love! They are flat and smooth and perfect for a card!

~Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper – Simple Navy and White look is just stunning for every occasion! Check out this One Sheet Wonder I did!

~Beautiful You Stamp Set – The ladies are beautiful but the greeting are even more amazing! Check out some samples here, here, and here!

~Lift Me Up Stamp Set – I just love these greetings. Sending Smiles Across the Miles is my favorite. You can check out samples here, here, and here!

~Watercolor Pencils – My new favorite coloring tool! These things are amazing. Check out some samples here, here, and here!

~Blender Pens – Since I have been playing with the Watercolor Pencils so much, these work perfectly to blend the colors for the perfect look like in this sample and this one!

~So Detailed Framelits – The details and beauty of these are just AMAZING! Check out my favorite card right now here!

~Brights Collection – I had a stamper tell me she owned the color collection I recommended….I knew exactly which one that was!

~Stitched Shapes Framelits – These are the perfect shape (circles, ovals, squares) with amazing detail!

~Grid Paper – This stuff is amazing to use when stamping for when you stamp off the paper, stamp off for a shade lighter, or just practice stamping!

~Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon – I love this color and the texture of the ribbon is perfect on so many projects!

~Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon – I love pink and this ribbon has a fabulous texture and it’s easy to use. There isn’t a big knot when you use it on a card!

Are any of these your favorites?? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday (or when my Anniversary falls on a Wednesday)!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Picks for the Stampin’ Up Starter Kit with the Sale-A-Bration Promotion!

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Today, I thought I would share my picks for the Stampin’ Up Starter Kit during the Sale-A-Bration Promotion! This was actually really hard for me to pick so I totally understand why it might be hard for you as well!! Here is what I came up with…..

My Picks for the Stampin' Up Starter Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

During Sale-A-Bration, you can join Stampin’ Up! (and my Fabulous Friends Team) for just $99.00 (plus tax)! You get free shipping ($10 value), $125 in any product you wish, AND 2 Stamps Sets of your choice (any dollar value, $104 value). That’s a $239 value for just $99!!! There is no obligation once you sign up. You can do as little or as much as you wish as a demonstrator – enjoy the discount yourself and never sell to others, place orders for you and your friends, or create a business. Whatever you wish you do, you can do! That’s the best part of it all! Click here to join now!

So now here are my picks for the Stampin’ Up Starter Kit for the seasoned stamper that has the basics! The stamper who has been having fun for years but decided to enjoy that discount. Maybe you just couldn’t pass up this amazing deal!

~My 2 FREE Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Beautiful You Stamp Set – both great sets with greetings and images! You can go with Clear like I did or pick the Wood Style!

~For the $125 in product: Lift Me Up Bundle (Stamp Set & coordinating Framelits), So In Love Bundle (Stamp Set & coordinating Framelits), Falling In Love Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, & Fine Tip Glue Pen

These products total $124.25 so technically I’m letting $0.75 go so you could always change things out to get exactly $125.00 I love the bundles because you are saving 10% and who doesn’t like discounts on top of deals! I sure love a great deal!

New Stamper Starter Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now I did my picks for the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for the beginner stamper who is just getting started and wants it ALL!

~My 2 FREE Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Beautiful You Stamp Set – both great sets with greetings and images! You can go with Clear like I did or pick the Wood Style!

~For the $125 in product: Stampin’ Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Bone Folder, Tin of Cards Stamp Set, Basic Black Archival Ink Pad, 2016-2018 In-Color In Pad Collection, 2016-2018 In-Color Cardstock Collection, Whisper White Cardstock, Clear Block D, Clear Block A

This is a little mix of paper, stamps, ink and a few accessories! You could always omit the Tin of Card for more inks or Stampin’ Scrub & Mist. That’s the cool thing! You can mix and match to what you want/need the most!

You could always go the Big Shot and some dies or even an album, Project Life Card Collections, and other memory keeping items! What would you pick out for your Starter Kit?? Let me know in the comments below! If you would like to Join Stampin’ Up and enjoy all the amazing benefits and this fabulous deal, click here for more information and remember to do it before March 31st when this offer ends!

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura