What Would You Get With $125?

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What would you get for $125 with Stampin’ Up??? That is the question of the day!!! Today, I’m going to share my picks of what I would get as a beginner stamper and avid stamper. These are some of my favorites right now!

What Would You Get with $125, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Right now is the best time to join Stampin’ Up because the Starter Kit is amazing! I mean it’s always amazing but NOW you get 3 extra goodies that really make the fireworks go off!!!

For just $99, you get……
~$125 in anything you want
~Mini Paper Cutter
~6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler Pack
~Any Stamp Set of your Choice (go for the expensive one!!!!!)
~Free Shipping

And that is just the beginning!!! After all of that you get to be on my Fabulous Friends Team which is a wonderful group of stampers. We share stamping ideas, business tips, and our lives with each other. These ladies are like family to me! You also get a discount on future Stampin’ Up product, information on new products coming out, the opportunity to pre-order items before everyone else, and TRIPS!!! This year alone you can go to New Orleans and Salt Lake City to Stampin’ Up Events! Once you join Stampin’ Up, it’s all about you and what you want out of it. There are no obligations to do anything! Click here to join the fun!

Check out my video below to see all of these items and why I selected each one. Click here to view the video if it’s not working here. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and donโ€™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

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Girls Night Out!!!

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Today is my Girls Night Out Event showcasing the New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration goodies!!! I have this event 2 times a year and it’s always a good time!!! Even though it is called Girls NIGHT out, I have a morning session (10 a.m.) and an evening session (6:30 p.m.)! After all sometimes we don’t like to go out after it gets dark! ๐Ÿ™‚

Girls Night Out, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Yesterday, Claire and I made cupcakes for this special occasion! Cupcakes are my favorite so any chance I can get to make them, I go for it! Claire has recently taken up a love for baking with me too! She now LOVES eggs. I’m not sure why but we can’t open the fridge without her wanting to pull them out and play with them. Cupcakes are made and quality testing was done. We are all set!!!

I am really looking forward to stamping and chatting about all of the new products as well as catching up with everyone on how their holidays were. Here’s to a wonderful day!!!

If you aren’t local or can’t attend the event today, don’t be sad. You can still participate. Place an order online TODAY using the Hostess Code: 7VXZFX7H or message me your order. I will send you a card packet of the projects that we are making today!!! I can also email or text with you about how things are going and how your holidays went. ๐Ÿ™‚ Click here to start shopping, earn Sale-A-Bration goodies, and a card packet from me!

If you would like to check out some of the new products, click here, here and here! Also, follow me on Facebook for some Live videos!

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Gobble Gobble!!!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Gobble Gobble!!!

Gobble  Gobble, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just wanted to pop in and say Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you! You all mean so much to me and my family. I’m blessed to have you in my life whether it is a blog reader, fellow stamper (in person or via screen), or social media follower. You all mean so much to me and feel like family.

Today, I’m spending the day with my family and then this weekend we get to spend it with Brad’s family. It’s the perfect holiday! Family, fun, and food is the trifecta of a perfect holiday! Am I right?? I also keep feeling like this is Claire’s first Thanksgiving because she will be able to participate more and eat the food and all. Then my mind goes crazy thinking about how just a year ago she was so little!

May you have safe travels, good times, and a wonderful day!!!

Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!

~Laura

Still a few more days to earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month – To Every Season for orders of $75 or more!!! Click here to start shopping!!! Why not stay in and do your shopping online in the comfort of your home? Also, it can be considered shop business shopping! ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s me!


It’s Closing Day!!!

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Happy Friday everyone! It’s Closing Day…..finally! I feel like this day was never going to come. We close on our first home this morning and start moving. Time to put all of my lists and planning into action!

It's Closing Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here it is!!!! We are so excited and ready to start moving the boxes and chaos from one house to the next. This weekend we will be cleaning and doing a few things around the house. Then starting on Monday I will be moving items over and unpacking. I’m starting with the kitchen, bathrooms, and closets. We also want to do as much of Claire’s room as possible so that on our first night there her room looks similar. Then next weekend we are doing the official move of furniture and big items.

Stay tuned as I will be trying to do Facebook Lives during the move to show the packing up of 1 Stamp Room and unpacking into the NEW Laura’s Stamp Pad. The new place is about 3 times the size of my current stamp area. I can not wait!!!! It will be a work in progress because as I get settled I will see what I need and want to do with the space. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or tips, let me know in the comments below! I am open to all of them! If you have a favorite shelf or storage piece, let me know!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and if you would like to send happy vibes, prayers, or ju-ju our way for a safe and smooth move, that would be amazing! I’m off to sign a million papers!!! It’s Closing Day!

Don’t forget the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Paper Special this month! Only a few more days of this offer! Click here, here, and here to check out samples using some of the papers!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Surprise #2!!!

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So a few weeks ago, I said I had some exciting things! One of those was earning Maui! Surprise #2 is………

Surprise #2, www.LaurasStampPad.com

We are buying a house and moving!!!!! This is super exciting for us…..and very nerve-wracking! We had been looking for awhile and not finding anything even close to a possibility. A little 1 year old has quickly taken over our current house and I just didn’t think we could make it through Christmas. If we did, she was getting money for her piggy bank because we are out of room. ๐Ÿ™‚

Then, a random Monday 3 weeks ago, I took Claire to the Splash Pad one afternoon and then stopped by Brad’s work for a quick visit on the way home. Brad mentioned a new house hitting the market that sounded amazing but there were no pictures. We went to see it that evening and put an offer on it the next morning. Wednesday afternoon the offer was accepted. And since then everything has gone that fast with appointments, paperwork, and chaos. I never know what day it even is anymore.

In 2 weeks, we will be closing and moving. Don’t worry if you are one of my local stampers……we are just moving to Edwardsville!!! The other exciting thing is that I will have the entire basement for my stamp room! Woot Woot! More details coming soon.

I would also like to throw it out there that my October classes at Laura’s Stamp Pad might be all over the place/not happening. There is also a chance that I won’t get a blog post up every day of the week, Monday – Friday! Please bare with me. Also, let me know what you would like to see in this fun and crazy process and I’ll share! You all know I’m super open about things and love to share!

Off to go pack some more and make sure Claire didn’t toss in her current snack. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

PS: Don’t forget the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale this Month!


This Is Why…

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Happy Friday everyone! Today, I have lots of fabulous deals to share with you. First, I wanted to share with you why I do what I do. Why do I make handmade cards? Why am I a Stampin’ Up demonstrator? This is why…

this is why, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card right here brought tears to my eyes. My niece, Anna sent me this card and I love it. You may feel like you have seen this card before and you have. It was a card I shared a few months back and Anna attended one of my classes and made it! She loves coming to my classes and making cards. Of course that right there makes this Auntie super happy. Then to receive this card with those sweet sweet words. I love it! That right there is why I do what I do. The cards I send her mean a lot to her and this card means the world to me. Those smiles, those warm hearts, those thoughts that someone is thinking of you……that’s why I make and send cards.

I challenge you to send a card this weekend. You may think it isn’t pretty or there is a mistake but I PROMISE you that only you know of that mistake. I also promise you that it is wonderful and will make that person smile and feel loved. That is the whole reason we send cards anyway so do it!!!

Not only is the Holiday Mini Catalog finally out now but check this out! Stampin’ Up is having their Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale. One of the paper packs in this special is a Specialty Designer Series Paper ($14.50 value) so you can really enjoy the savings. Click here to shop the Designer Paper!

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

~Laura


Going to Maui!!!

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Happy Friday!!! It’s been a crazy week and a busy one for sure!!! There are a few things that have powered me through! My BIRTHDAY was yesterday and I got to celebrate with friends and family. Also……we are going to Maui!!!!

Going to Maui, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am so excited and can’t wait till next July when we will be going! Stampin’ Up has an incentive trip each year that can be earned. If you have followed me for awhile you know that I have earned the past few years. Due to wanting to start a family, we missed those. We are super excited because this trip we are not going to miss!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Aloha!!!

Birthday Stamp Class, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Each year, I love having a Birthday Stamp Class either on my birthday or a day around it. I make all of the cards based off of my favorite things like bling, pink, flowers, and whatever I’m loving! What birthday party is complete without cake and presents??? Each stamper gets a cupcake and a gift from me! I just love celebrating my birthday with friends and family….and cupcakes!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been a fun week with my birthday and finding out we are going Maui but I can’t wait for the long Holiday weekend too! A few things before we head into the weekend and September….
~Make sure you have used your Bonus Bucks Coupons before midnight tomorrow, Saturday! Click here to start shopping and using your coupons!
~September 4th – the Holiday Mini Catalog comes out! Woot Woot!!!
~The Free Stamp Set of the Month for August is Verdant Garden for orders of $75 or more!

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

~Laura


Friday Favorites!!!

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Happy Friday!!! This has been a crazy week of excitement!!! SURPRISE!!! I can’t share all the details but I have some exciting fun new to share with you all very soon so stay tuned!! Let’s get started on this week’s Friday Favorites!!!

SURPRISE, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Right now, I’m just going to say SURPRISE until I can share more details!!!! Patience, dedication, and knowing that each new day means new opportunities has really paid off! I’ll be sharing some of this good new next week I think so stay tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚

Coke Zero……my savior! I love it and it is my pick-me-up every afternoon. I call it my Zingy. When Claire doesn’t nap, this Momma really needs some Zingy to power through the rest of the day. What is your pick-me-up? A little chocolate? Caffeine? Let me know in the comments below!

The July Paper Pumpkin worked amazing for me this week. I had all of the little cards created and waiting to be used. Since they aren’t full sized cards, I tend to not use them up very quickly. Well I had my annual well-women doctor visit this week and those came in handy. If you remember during my pregnancy, I took everyone cards and treats all the time. I love everyone in that office. Well of course I couldn’t go empty handed this week. I wrote inside the card – Have an amazing day! ~Laura. I gave them to everyone I saw. It was the perfect little pick me up to make them smile. Goal Accomplished! Thank you Paper Pumpkin for helping me out!

Audio Books are AMAZING! They make a car ride/drive go so quick. Love it. I have been listening to books for a couple years now. I always feel so accomplished too because I arrive at my destination and read a book! How amazing is that?!?!? Let me know if you like them or hate them. Also, give me your book recommendations!

Those are my 4 Friday Favorites this week with one Surprise that will be revealed soon! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m super excited to be heading to a Stampin’ Up event this weekend with ~100 or so other demonstrators. Be sure to follow my Facebook for sneak peaks from this event!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Friday Favorites!!!

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Happy Friday!!! This has been a crazy week…it went slow? or fast? I don’t even know! I have started playing with Holiday Mini Catalog goodies but yet I’m still holding on to summer as long as I can though especially with my new love Mochi Ice Cream!!! Since it is Friday, I’m sharing my top 5 Friday Favorites of the week! Be sure to let me know yours in the comments below!

Mochi Ice Cream, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m all over the place this week with my favorites!!!!

Isn’t that monster the cutest little thing you have ever seen??? Okay….besides the little flamingo booty in glitter shoes walking and crawling all over. OR the unicorn lunch bag?? So much cuteness this week, it’s almost unbearable! ๐Ÿ™‚

The second I saw the monster stamp set, I just had to have it. It is super cute. Actually it’s just this 1 monster that I find super cute. The others are more Halloween themed and if you have been following me long, you know I’m not a huge fan of Halloween! I just knew I had to make this little monster in purple and orange. Now I’m totally seeing blue and green too so that will be up next! The Holiday Mini Catalog is AMAZING! I can’t wait to share more of it in the weeks to come!

Resolve saved me this week as it cleaned 3 blue spots out of my carpet. I noticed 1 in my stamp room and had no clue what it was. It isn’t next to my chair and I surely would have noticed when I dropped an ink pad that it made a spot. I haven’t dropped blue recently. My mind was boggled! Then one day I was in the stamp room working and Claire was…..”playing”. AKA making a huge mess and getting into everything. I hear the noise of my return address self-ink stamp being pushed. Instantly I jump up and grab it from Claire and noticed a blue spot on the carpet. Ahhh Haha! That’s how it got there! So now I have 3 spots! Resolve to the rescue!

Have you tried Mochi Ice Cream??? It is weird and amazing all in one. I love it and still feel so confused at the texture and flavor each time I eat it. Let me know if you have had it and what you favorite flavor is!!!

My little cutey wants to walk, crawl, and do steps all day long. She could live outside if we would let her. Each evening we go to the park, walk around outside, or go for a stroller ride….I wish I was the one riding sometimes! ๐Ÿ™‚ We love her so much! At the end of the month, she is going to start a kids program that is 3.5 hours on Tuesday and Thursday. This will give me a chance to work uninterrupted and her the chance to play with other kids and with new toys and games. I’m so excited for her and this opportunity as she loves playing with kids. I’m a little worried how I will handle it though. Getting some routine into our schedule excites me A LOT! We got her a little unicorn backpack and lunch bag and they are the cutest!

Those are my top 5 Friday Favorites! Let me know yours in the comments! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

PS: Don’t forget to use your Bonus Coupons from last month!!! Click here to shop! Also, the FREE Stamp Set of the Month is Verdant Garden!


Friday Favorites!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! The first week of August and back from vacation….wowza!!! I’m still alive! ๐Ÿ™‚ So many exciting things this month as it is my Birthday Month! Let’s start with Friday Favorites!!! Here are mine!

Friday Favorites, www.LaurasStampPad.com

We had a wonderful time on vacation. Relaxing, spending time with family, swimming, and eating fabulous food. Another bonus was I only jumped on my laptop 2 times that week and mostly used my phone for photos! It was amazing!

We came home and now have a squirrel friend who has somehow gotten up on our balcony to eat the bird seed. He’s so cute and I love watching him so I haven’t gotten rid of him yet. If he can sit there and eat with Claire playing and yelling in the kitchen, he’s a keeper! ๐Ÿ™‚

My Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini Catalog Pre-Order has arrived and it’s sooooo fabulous! Check out the Video here! Eeeeee I’m so excited to start playing!

The final Friday Favorites is this gorgeous notebook that I got this week. As I have shared before, I’m a list maker and I like to stay organized. I got this fabulous notebook to keep me organized and like I kinda have it together. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, doesn’t that pattern look very similar to the Perennial Essence Suite?!?!?! Stampin’ Up is so on trend with colors and patterns that are hot on the market! I love it!!!

What are your favorites this week?? I would love to hear them in the comments below!

Redeem Bonus Days Coupons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget to redeem your $5 Bonus Days Coupons that you earned last month! Click here to shop!

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

~Laura