Friday Fun!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week and adjusting to Daylight Savings!!! Let’s have a little bit of Friday Fun before heading into the weekend!!!

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Little Miss Claire (aka Ziggy) is 9 months! Here are some photos of 41 weeks in and 41 weeks out. It is CRAZY how time flies! She is getting so big, rolling all over, pulling up, and belly scooting. Crawling and walking are close but not yet. She “talks” so much and it is crazy how it seems she says certain words after we do. Brad and I are always like, “did you hear that?” My belly may have gone down but my heart has grown so much!!! With her first birthday around the corner, would you like to guess the theme??? Let me know in the comments below. First correct guess will earn a Stamp Set/Framelit Bundle!!!! Feel free to guess multiple times!

Bloom By Bloom, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set is the FREE Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more!!! This is an exclusive offer through me!

Sale-A-Bration is still going on till March 31st! Some items are selling out so don’t delay!!! Also, don’t forget the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items! The Lily Framelits and Blended Seasons Framelits are still available as well as the punch and stamp set. Click here to check it all out!!! You can check out samples using Sale-A-Bration items here, here, and here!

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

~Laura


Donut Love!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! I thought I would share my Valentine’s Day that I created for Brad and Claire!!! Brad LOVES donuts. In fact, he recently camped out on Kohl’s website waiting for a donut blankie to go on sale. He was so excited when it finally happened and now we have a fun donut blanket in our living room! I used all of this as my inspiration!

Donut Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So Brad’s card didn’t turn out as well as I had envisioned but it also turned out just perfect. He loves chocolate icing on donuts but I didn’t want to just make a chocolate donut. I cut a donut using the Layering Circles Framelits and then added Fine Tip Glue all over the top. About half way through the drying, I tested it with my thumb (see bottom left). The funny thing is that I would totally stick my thumb into his donut to steal a taste or on accident while picking it up to bring it to him. He also knows I don’t have patients so of course I tested it too early. To get the brown color, I used the Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker!

I love sprinkles so I had to make the second donut with sprinkles to represent me! 🙂 I used the stamps from the May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit which were perfect!!! The greetings and sprinkles came from that set! I love having all the past Paper Pumpkin Stamp Sets on hand for greetings and images! On the inside of the card, I put …Husband, Friend, and Daddy! He really is the best!!!

We Love You A Hole Bunch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is Claire’s card and it turned out just precious! Of course her donuts are smaller so I used punches! I created a little plate in the corner with the rounded part done half way freehand and half way with the larger donut guide. To make it look a little more like a plate, I took a Sponge Dauber to the edge of it for shading. For the greeting, it stated “I” but I wanted it to be from both Brad and I so I created the “We” with the Make A Difference Stamp Set.

I think she loved it!!! 🙂 Also, I took it back away before she could rip it to shreds so into the keepsake box it goes!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is still going on and there is also the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Items! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


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!!!

What Do You Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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!

Product List

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…….

February Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

…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!!!

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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


A Part of My Story!!!

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Good Morning!!! Happy Monday!! If you know me even a little bit, you know I am a talker. I can talk all day and I have since I was a little girl. We always said if someone kidnapped me as a child, they would bring me back because I wouldn’t stop talking their ear off. I’m a very open person as well. I have no problem sharing the ins and outs of my life even if it’s hard to talk about. Life is hard but it doesn’t mean we don’t talk about it! I love this sentiment for this card because I feel like it fit perfectly for me. The moment someone enters my life in person or online, for a moment or for a longtime, they become part of my story!

A Part of My Story, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the inside of the card actually. Lately I have been all about decorating the inside with a coordinating image or even putting the greeting on the inside and just a beautiful decoration on the outside. Do you like to decorate the inside of your card? Let me know in the comments below! Of course with this card being Night of Navy, I needed to put a piece on the inside to write on!

Lovely Lace, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used a lot of the Free Sale-A-Bration items for this card. The image on the front and flower on the inside are from the Lovely Lattice Stamp Set. The greeting is from the Part of My Story Stamp Set and the Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper is from the Foil Pack (Lovely Lipstick & Grapefruit Grove). We all love Free Stuff and look at this beautiful card created with it! Each of these items are at the $50 level!

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I stamped the image in Night of Navy Ink onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. On the bottom portion, I added a piece of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 3/4″. This foil paper is beyond amazing. It’s just so beautiful!!! Next, I took some Whisper White ribbon and tied it around the white piece over the foil. Then I added this to the card front. For the inside I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy and the flower in Lovely Lipstick Ink! Simple stamping and quick to assemble! This is another card that any greeting could be stamped on the inside because it is so versatile!

What greeting would you use?? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


New Stampin’ Up! Craft & Carry Tote!!!

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Okay I admit, I’m kind of a bag girl! I just love having everything when I am out and about and carrying a cute bag is a must! So of course I’m loving this NEW Stampin’ Up! Craft & Carry Tote!!!

Craft & Carry Tote, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love this bag and I’m so surprised at how thick/study it is which is awesome for carrying your heavy craft tools and projects! This bag is available starting TODAY!!!! During Sale-A-Bration, you can get this bag but only one way. When you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose from 2 different kits. The are as follows:

Kit #1: Pick out $175 in any product you wish and pay just $99 plus tax. Shipping is Free!!!

Kit #2: Pick out $175 in any product you wish AND get the Craft & Carry Tote! Pay just $129 plus tax. Shipping is Free!!!

How amazing is that? You get lots of great product at an amazing price. Now is totally the best time to join my team, Fabulous Friends and Stampin’ Up! There is no catch to this amazing deal. You can do whatever you would like as a demonstrator. It might be that you place orders for you and a few of your friends. It might be that you have classes and make cards/3D items/scrapbooks/etc. You can also just enjoy the discount and perks yourself and that’s it! It’s all up to you! If you have questions at all about signing up, what to pick for $175, how to be a demonstrator, or anything else, do reach out because I’m open to answer any of those questions for you. I’ve been a demonstrator for almost 15 years and I’m loving every minute of it even while moving around and not having time to get crafty and play. Click here to reach out or comment below!

If you would like to see all this amazing bag and all of the features, 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

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration & the Occasions Mini Catalog start today!!!! So much new stuff it is crazy! Click here to check it out!


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