August 2018 Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

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It’s a new month so that means a new FREE Stamp Set! The August 2018 Free Stamp Set of the Month is…………

August 2018 Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Around the Corner Stamp Set from the Annual Catalog is the August Free Stamp Set with a $75 order (before shipping & tax). That means that any online or in person order placed in the month of August totaling $75 earns you this amazing set. I love the cool features of the corner greetings and images. They really add a perfect little touch to your project. Stay tuned for more samples using this stamp set!

Bonus Bucks, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget about Bonus Bucks this month for every $50 you spend this month too! You will earn a code for $5 off your order in September when you spend $50 in August (before shipping & tax).

Click here to start shopping and earning all the amazing goodies!! Who doesn’t love a good deal?!?!

Happy Shoppin’

~Laura


Specials Coming & Going!!!

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It’s the end of July and that means that there are some Stampin’ Up Specials that are Going…..

Buy 3 Get 1 Free, www.LaurasStatmpPad.com

The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special ends TODAY! Click here to see what packs are in this special and get yours before it’s over.

Also, the Starter Kit promotion ends today. This is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up because you get to pick out $125 in any product you would like AND a color family of ink pads all for just $99. Not only is that an amazing deal but Stampin’ Up is celebrating their 30th Anniversary and lots of fabulous things are coming up in celebration. Plus it is always more fun stamping with others and making new friends. Click here to join my team and join in the fun!

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Coming in August is an amazing Bundle of goodies! There is the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits. This set is perfect for every season and the framelits are AMAZING. Stitching on this inside and outside so you can use the frame (negative) after die cutting the label. How cool is that?!?! Stampin’ Up is also releasing a NEW set of Watercolor Pencils which are super fabulous!

Check out all of the goodies in the Video below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel as I will be posting more on this bundle and others.

Stampin’ Up has Bonus Bucks coming in the month of August as well! Stay Tuned!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Blow Out The Candles!!!!

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Happy Friday, everyone!! Just wanted to pop in with a few updates! The NEW Blow Out The Candles Stamp Set is the Free Stamp Set for the Month of June. This is an offer exclusively through me for any orders of $75 or more before tax and shipping! Click here to start shopping so you can get this set for FREE!

Blow Out the Candles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know that I send lots of birthday cards each month since my family is large. This set is super fun because candles and balloons are fun at any age! Also, that cute little cake to create different colored icing. I love it! Then there are the bubble letters for the greeting…..amazing! I love a good scroll-y font. I hope you love this set as much as me!

Don’t forget about Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers too! These are earned with every increment of $40 when you order (before tax and shipping.) I track this for you so no worries there. After you earn 10 stickers, you will get a $40 Gift Certificate! Woot Woot!!!!

Stay tuned for some fabulous specials coming in July!!! Can you believe that’s next week already!?!? I sure can’t.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


April Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

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Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a great week and have an even greater weekend planned! Today, I’m sharing my April Free Stamp Set of the Month. Drum Roll Please……….

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Lately, I have been using the Watercolor Wash Stamp Set and so I thought it would be a great one for my Free Stamp Set of the Month! Remember this fabulous sample from Sale-A-Bration?? That pink  background was created with this fabulous stamp! It gives that perfect watercolor look each time since we all know actual watercoloring comes out different each time! 🙂 Large background stamps like this can be intimidating but I find that stamping the paper to the stamp works best. Simply, place the stamp face up on the table, ink it all up and place the cardstock over the top. Then place a scrap piece of paper over the top and press all over to get a nice smooth image (without inky fingers). Next, remove your cardstock and you have a fabulous stamped background! Check out this video tutorial to see it in action!

To earn this stamp set for FREE in April, all you need to do is place a $75 order (before shipping & tax) within the month! This can be done online or at one of my events. The stamp set will come from me and not with your order if ordered online. This offer is exclusively available for orders placed through me. Click here to start shopping online! PLEASE REMEMBER!  If your order is $150 or more (before shipping and tax), you will automatically qualify for the free stamp set, Watercolor Wash, as well as earn Stampin’ (HOST) Rewards. Woot Woot!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend and stay safe here in the midwest with another snow storm coming though. Yeah….that’s right….more snow in April! I’m so not a fan but perfect staying in and stamping! I’ll see you back here on Monday!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Happy Valentine’s Day From Me to You!!!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I would like to wish you all a wonderful day filled with love! No matter what, just know that you are loved and you have made a difference in my life and many others too!

Happy Valentine's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This simple and classic card is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day you would like to share you love….which should be every day! 🙂

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Pink Pirouette that was ran through the Big Shot in the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. I love how much texture this adds to the card! Then, I took a piece of Real Red (5-1/4″ x 2″) and added it to the center with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using these to adhere it on helps secure it because the foam falls into the grooves of the embossed cardstock for a smooth look!

Love & Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took three Whisper White squares measuring 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″. I stamped the hearts in Memento Black Ink as a bit of a diagonal….stamping perfectly straight isn’t going to happen so I had fun with it! For the third heart, I stamped the greeting in Real Red Ink. All of these images are from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set! Then I colored in the hearts with the Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers. I didn’t really do any blending but just colored with the light and dark in different spots!

After coloring, I added the squares to the card front. There are a few ways to do this for perfect placement. One way is to place them all down and then pick up each one individually to add adhesive and the other is to adhere the left and right and then center the middle one! To finish off the card, I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers for a pop of shine!

Again, Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Pink & Gray Warm The Heart!!!

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This card with the pink & gray warm the heart. It just feels so warm and like a big hug! I have really liked using the Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set Heartfelt Blooms for cards like this! That floral image and the 3 amazing greetings are just perfect!

Pink & Gray Warm The Heart, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Smoky Slate card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and stamped the Watercolor Wash Stamp Set all over in Blushing Bride Ink. Using the Heartfelt Blooms Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, I stamped the floral image and greeting in Basic Gray Ink. I added some of the Gray Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack around the cardstock between the two images and tied it into a knot. Then I layered this onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Finally, I added this layer to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a some texture.

Sending Heartfelt Thoughts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I thought it needed a little bit more so I ended up adding the three little Pearls as well. Do you think it’s too much or just right? Let me know in the comments below!

This card uses a lot of Sale-A-Bration items which is even more fabulous because those are FREE! Stamping is always more fun with free stuff! Both the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set and Shimmer Ribbon Pack (3 rolls) are at the $50 level! Stock up on cardstock or get a few items on that wish list and then enjoy these freebies so you can make this card! Click here to start shopping!!! Don’t forget that orders in increments of $40 will earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers and orders of $75 or more will earn my Free Stamp Set of the Month too!!! So much amazing stuff going on this month!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Memory Keeping: Pocket Style!!!

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Memory keeping is super important because you can look back and everything is documented. It can be passed down for years as well! The pocket style is quick and simple! I have done all types of scrapbooking from small books to big books, digital and now pocket style. Here are my tips and ideas on the pocket style!

Project Life Supplies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

With all of the memory keeping I have done, I have loved how little supplies you need to create an amazing album! Of course you can always get all the goodies and have lots of options. Although that sometimes makes it overwhelming to have too many options! Just to get started, all you need is an Album, Pages, Journal Pens, and a Card Collection Kit of your choice! My favorites are always the all occasion/every day ones! I love bright colors too!

Memory Keeping, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I honestly think that Project Life or Pocket Style Memory Keeping is the best way to go for someone who has never scrapbooked before. Project Life is cheaper, easier, and quicker. Now of course that can always be viewed differently by each person but being a scrapbooker, a digital scrapbooker, and a Project Life scrapbooker, that is what I would say.

Cheaper: Of course, you can always purchase tons of goodies but technically you could go as simple as the items above. You can always get a paper trimmer, adhesive, and go all out but you can also go simple too.

Easier: With Project Life, you can drop your photos in the pockets, journal on a card, and drop it in. I love that and how everything in the card collection coordinates. There is no need to pick your colors, papers, embellishments, and find ways to fill a large album page.

Quicker: It can be fairly quick to complete an entire album because of the few items you need and the ease of coordination.

Of course, you can always embellish, change up the colors, add layers, and go all out with Project Life as well! 🙂 It really is a fun way to keep your memories cherished forever. I hope this has given you some ideas and inspiration to start preserving your memories!!! You can see some of my other albums here, here, and here!

Happy Memory Keepin’

~Laura


The Sun is Setting on These Items….

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The Sun is setting on some of the Stampin’ Up! items we all love. While it is sad to see some of our favorites retire, it just means that there are TONS of fabulous new ones coming! These items are all while supplies last so don’t wait long!

Sun is Setting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You can view the Retired List in two way – PDF and Excel Spreadsheet!

2017 Retiring List – PDF

2017 Retiring List – Excel

Again, the items are while supplies last so if you see something on this list but aren’t able to order it, it is because it is gone! 🙁 Click here to start shopping!

Let me know in the comments below which items you are sad to see go. I was close to tears when I saw the Decorative Label Punch. 🙁 That’s my favorite and if you have followed me on here for even a week, you know how much I use and love that punch!

Ink Pad Collection Giveaway, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that if your order is $50 or more and you use the Hostess Code: FCCVREYF, your name will be entered into a drawing for an entire Color Family of Ink Pads (10)!!! Woot Woot! This offer ends on Thursday at midnight with the winner’s name being drawn on Friday! Click here for all of the details!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Laura’s Ink Pad Collection Giveaway!!!

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I had such a great response to the Big Shot Giveaway I did back in the Fall that I thought I would do another one!!!! This time it’s Laura’s Ink Pad Collection Giveaway!!!! If you win, you can pick the color family you would like – Brights, Regals, Neutrals, or Subtles!!!

Ink Pad Collection Giveaway, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I decided to start this Giveaway at the end of March so that you can also take advantage of Sale-A-Bration as well!!! Here is how it works!!!

Everyone that places a minimum of a $50 order (before tax and shipping) using the Hostess Code: FCCVREYF will be entered for a chance to win an entire color family of your choice of Ink Pads (Brights, Subtles, Regals, or Neutrals)!!!! If your order is over $100, you will get your name in the drawing twice!!! Click here to start shopping!

This special will run from March 27th to April 13th! The winner will be drawn on Friday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

~This special is open to United States residents only!

~You will enter the Hostess Code: FCCVREYF on the bottom right hand side of the page when you are looking at your Cart!

~Be sure to click “yes” for contact when filling out your profile so I can see your name for the order you placed. If I can’t see who placed the order then I can’t enter your name in the drawing!

~Minimum of 9 people needed to participate in order for the Ink Pad Collection to be given away. If fewer participate, the winner will get Stampin’ Up! Bonus Bucks to use towards product!

I can’t wait to draw the name of the winner on April 14th! I will do it as a Facebook Live Video like last time but I will also contact the winner as well! It is always so exciting. I remember I was so nervous last time because I just wanted everyone to win!!! 🙂 Good luck and I hope I draw your name!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Succulents Growing on a Brick Wall!!!

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I have been having so much fun with the Oh So Succulent Bundle! These little succulents growing on a brick wall are one of my favorites! I went with the same color theme as the Succulent Garden Designer Paper. You can see more cards I created with these products here, here, and here! Now let’s get started on this card!

~ Card Instructions ~

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Brick Wall Embossing Folder! I stamped the greeting from the Any Occasion Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink. Since that stamp is curved for a banner, I just straightened it out a little for this project!

For the succulents on a brick wall, I used the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set to stamp the outline images first and then I die cut them out with the coordinating Succulent Framelits. You can purchase these two items together a save 10%. Spend just $1.50 more and you can pick out a FREE Sale-A-Bration item too! 🙂 I did the 6 layered flowers in Old Olive cardstock and stamped the tips of the 3 largest flowers with the little “bean-looking” stamp in the set and Whisper White Craft Ink. To give the petals some curl, I ran them over my Bone Folder like curling ribbon! I used Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, and Calypso Coral for the other flowers. A few of the flowers were adhered flat and a few were popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals! You can always do as many or as few flowers as you wish! I love it and the fun bright colors!!!

What is your favorite color to use for succulents? Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget that this is the last month of  Sale-A-Bration. Every $50 order, you get to pick out a free Sale-A-Bration item! Woot Woot!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura