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!
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!
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!
Ronald McDonald House is a house located near a hospital for those with loved ones in the hospital to stay during their time there. The house is like any other house! It has a kitchen, bedrooms, laundry rooms, and so much more. These houses are the perfect support that the families need during this difficult time they are going through. I have had the opportunity to help out at the house near me a few times with preparing meals and donating items. The little blue house sits in my kitchen to collect tabs and every time the house is full I send the tabs as well as the collection of cards to the house. I always mention to my stamp ladies in person, on social media and here that you can donate tabs or cards or anything at all. Here is the collection that I sent off last week. I got an amazing amount of goodies and I’m so appreciative of all of your love and support.
Once my customers works with the blind and therefore does a lot of work with braille. She had some of her students make cards and added in the braille. How amazing?!?!?! I love it!!
Also, I recently attend a demonstrator event where we collected money for Ronald McDonald House and then went shopping for supplies for the house. Look at all of these goodies! I am so proud to be a part of such an amazing group. To know I am making an impact with my cards and stamping is so powerful. If you would like to send me cards or tabs or any other type of donation, you can message me here. I offer a $10 Gift Certificate for your generosity. You can also search for your local Ronald McDonald House and send your goodies there. Also, if at any time in your life you are in the hospital with loved ones and would like a place to stay, check out your local Ronald McDonald House! It is an amazing place!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!!
Happy Friday!!! It really is Friday….no April Fools there!!! I love April because there is no doubt it’s Spring. It’s my Wedding Month….can’t believe it will be 5 years since our amazing day! There are also lots of family birthdays this month!!! BRING IT ON!!! I’m super excited!!!
I sent off a box of goodies to the local Ronald McDonald House this week!! Thank you everyone for your card donations. I also have our tabs in there!!! My husband and his co-workers are really good at collecting them. My husband takes his lunch to work and the guys there just drop the tabs into his lunch box. 🙂 I love it! Thank you to everyone for your generosity. If you would like to donate cards, envelopes, tabs, or stamps you can certainly do that. You can send them to your local Ronald McDonald House or you can send them to me! Everyone that donates get a $10 credit to use towards an order or a class as a Thank You!!!
Of course it isn’t a Friday without the Weekly Deals!!! Lots of great deals this week on some bigger items! Love it!!!
Also, I haven’t done this in a long time so why not this weekend!!! All online orders placed this weekend (Friday-Sunday) will earn DOUBLE Laura’s Loyal Stampers Points!!! Click here to start shopping! If you would like to know how many points you currently have, just send me an email! You can cash in your points at any time!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’ll see you back here on Monday!!!
Happy Friday everyone! What a week is has been in Illinois…..last Saturday it was 77 degrees and then we had a snow storm on Wednesday and then the sun and warm weather is coming back this week! Just craziness!
There has been lots of fun going on at my place though! Did you see the Glitter Tape Video that I posted here??? The Glitter Tape is one of the NEW Sale-A-Bration items!!! I am super impressed with it now that I have seen it in person and I can’t wait to play with it! Be sure to subscribe to my Channel so you don’t miss out on any future videos!! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration runs through the end of March! You can earn Free Sale-A-Bration Items for every $50 you spend!!! As a Hostess: You earn $25 additional in Stampin’ Rewards when you party reaches $250.00. This could be a single order, an in home (or my home) party with friends, a private class, or even an online party where you gather orders from friends and everyone enjoys the comfort of their home! If you just can’t narrow it down and want it all, you can join Stampin’ Up and my Fabulous Friends Stamp Team!!! You will get to pick out $155 worth of product and you will pay just $99 (plus tax, free shipping)! How amazing is that? There are no obligations once you are a demonstrator to do anything! Enjoy the goodies, make the most of your discount and have fun with all of us stampers at our team events!! You can check out more information here! If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m more than happy to quickly respond to anything you are wondering about!
Also, I wanted to do a shout out to Vel S. for the donation of cards for Ronald McDonald House!!! Thank you so much! It is greatly appreciated!
And of course it wouldn’t be a Friday without the Weekly Deals!!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!!
Happy Friday, everyone! It’s the weekend again and let’s enjoy it to the fullest. Who would rather stamp than watch the Super Bowl???? I know I would since I’m not a huge football fan! 🙂
First of all, I wanted to thank Julia D. and Joanna Z. for their generous donation of cards for the Ronald McDonald House!!! If anyone else would like to send cards (hand-stamped or not), I would love to include them in my box of goodies which will be sent out in the next few weeks. Our little Tab House has room for a few more tabs so I’ll wait till it’s super full. I have also been thinking about signing up to cooking/serving another dinner over there. It was about a year ago when I did it the last time and it was so much fun. If you are local and would like to join in, I would love to have you join us!
Of course it wouldn’t be a Friday without the Weekly Deals!!! If you don’t have the Decorative Label Punch, NOW IS THE TIME!!! Just scroll a few days through my blog and you will see it a few times. LOVE that punch and just bought a second one 2 weeks ago. Then it goes on sale this week……should I get a third??? My first one is like punched out….I tried tin foil and all and it just seems a little dull on the points but after years of punching with it, I understand he’s just tired. Don’t forget that you can earn Sale-A-Bration goodies on the Weekly Deals and even the Clearance Rack!!!
Don’t forget to check out my Botanical Bundle Up Close and Personal that went up yesterday! Lots of great tutorials and reveals on my YouTube Channel!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! I’ll see you back here on Monday!!
Woot Woot! It is Friday and I’m excited! This week has been amazing! Paper Pumpkin arrived! Two ladies joining my Stampin’ Team! The snow didn’t hold us back and Stamp Club stamped on! AND I’m stamping again tomorrow morning with a fabulous group of ladies! It has been a wonderful week! 🙂
Okay so a few weeks ago, I showed you a fabulous sample with the Confetti Embossing Folder. Today I am showing you a similar but super simple version of that card! I only used Pumpkin Pie Sponge Dauber to color the embossing folder and stamped the greeting in the center using the Party Wishes Stamp Set. No layers, no fuss. Simple and Fabulous!!! Love it!!!
Of course it isn’t a Friday without the Weekly Deals!!! Say WHAT??? The Party Punch Pack is on sale! Woot Woot! Check out some samples using it here and here! I love those punches! When you are ordering online, just be sure to remember that every $50 earns you a Sale-A-Bration item FREE and you will earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Points!!
Also, I wanted to let you all know that my little Ronald McDonald Tab House is almost full! I will be sending the tabs off as well as greeting cards. If you have any tabs or cards that you would like to donate to this great cause, you can send them to me! The cards can be handmade, bought, and all occasion! As a Thank You for your donation, I will give you a $10 Gift Certificate to use towards a class or a Stampin’ Up order! You can see some of the past goodies boxes I have sent here!
I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!! I’ll see you back here on Monday!
Happy Friday everyone! This was one crazy week and I have lots to share with you today because I don’t know what not to share!!! Let’s start off with this fabulous package that was sent to the Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis this week! THANK YOU to everyone who donated cards and tabs! It is greatly appreciated! Look at all of those goodies. I had that box packed tight!!! If you would like to donate any of your cards that you have or soda tabs, you are more than welcome to send them to me! I will give you a $10 Gift Certificate for your generosity as well! You can check out some of the past donations here!
Speaking of showing love to others. Thank You Thank You Thank You to so many of you for all of the love you show me! Just reading this blog or watching my YouTube videos means so much to me. Thank you! Also, please know that if you ever send a letter or email to me, those mean a lot to me as well! I print those emails and treasure those cards. Each of them get hung on this board until it gets too full (which is now) and I clear them all off and start again. I look at that board daily in my Stamp Room and know that what I do makes a difference and that warms my heart. You all make a difference in my life as well! Thank you all for the love, friendship, and support!
This is only about 1/3 of the board. You can check out all of it at the end of this video! Now it is cleaned off and ready for more!
My first piece I’m going to add to the board is this fabulous certificate!!!! In my Stamping Group, I was #8 last year (Stampin’ Up Year ended on July 31st)! Woot Woot! I got this fabulous certificate, beautiful card and BLING in the mail and it made my day!!! Wondering what the card looks like????
LOVE this quote! Thank you Kim for the goodies, kind words, and amazing support!! Thank you to all of you, my customers and fellow stampers for all of your love and support to me this past year! It was my best year yet and I look forward to an even better year this year! 🙂
Of course, it isn’t a Friday without the Weekly Deals!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m super excited because this is a Wedding Weekend!!! My best friend is getting married. I will be sure to share photos next week. You can check out her Bridal Shower here! I also did her invites, thank you notes, cards banner, and a few other odds and ends! Can’t wait!!! Have a wonderful weekend and see you back here on Monday!!!
Happy Friday everyone!!! Yesterday was my 2 Year Anniversary with this blog!!! I can’t believe it’s been that long! Here is my very first post and last year’s anniversary post!! I remember starting out and being nervous and now it’s like second nature to me. I feel like you all are my stamping friend whether you are stopping by for the first time or the 730th time!!! Since day one, I have added in Technique Tuesday, started doing video tutorials, and so much more! Thank you all for stopping by to see me and I look forward to all the years to come. To celebrate, leave me a comment below answering any or all of the following questions:
~What is your favorite post?
~What would you like to see more of – tutorials, specific stamp set or product, give-aways, about me?
What is your favorite item in the New Stampin’ Up! Catalog? 😉
Of course we can’t start the weekend without first sharing the Weekly Deals!!!!
I love that there are so many different items and I’m super pumped about the Striped Cotton Ribbon because I haven’t tried it out yet. Now I will get getting lots on sale to try it out!!! I love the Paper Packs being on the Weekly Deals as well! Bonus!!! Get them before they are gone!!!
Also, I have to give a big SHOUT OUT to one of my fabulous blog followers – Julia D. She is super fabulous and has sent all of these cards for me to send to Ronald McDonald House. Our little Tab House is almost full so I will be sending these as well as all of the others real soon! Thank you so much Julia and all of the others who have donated cards. I great appreciate it!!!
Also, don’t forget to check out my YouTube Channel where I show lots of Video Tutorials, Product Reveals and my Stamp Room Tour!!!! Enjoy!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Happy Friday everyone!!!! It has been a great week as I have been “playing” with lots of new stuff and prepping for upcoming classes as well as working on lots of weddings which make me so happy! I love weddings!!! Speaking of love……check out what I got in the mail this week from a blog follower – Julia D.! She sent cards for the Ronald McDonald House!!!! Thank you so much!!!
Of course it wouldn’t be a Friday without the Weekly Deals!!!
Oh how I love my some Glimmer Paper and Embossing Folders!!! Time to stock up for sure!!!
Also, I have been posting lots of videos lately on My Channel – Laura’s Stamp Pad!!! The latest ones have been the Unboxing and Reveal of the Tin of Cards Project Kit in the new catalog and Unboxing and Reveal of the Sweet Stack Project Kit! It has been requested that I do a video on the assembly of the Sweet Stack Kit so I will be working on that as well! If you have a video request, leave me a comment down below and I will do my best!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!! I’m off to the Muny in St. Louis tomorrow to see Hairspray! YEAH!!
Happy Tuesday everyone!!! Today I have a few little techniques to share with you. Some you may have seen before and others you may not have. My favorite one is the “bow” look which was created with some of the NEW Watermelon Wonder Lace Trim and some Whisper White Baker’s Twine! How cute is that???
How beautiful and fun is this card??? I love it!!!! Guess what stamp set was used? SPRINKLES OF LIFE!!!!! I just can’t put this stamp set down. There are endless possibilities!
I started with a Tip Top Taupe card base and added some Watermelon Wonder that was embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder! Then I added a Tea Lace Paper Doily and an oval of the Neutrals Color Collection Designer Series Paper Pack. I used the Ovals Framelits to cut it out! Now for the cone, I used Tip Top Taupe cardstock and ink and cut it out fussy cut style (at least it’s straight lines)! For the ice cream, I used Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White. Those were cut out with the coordinating Tree Builder Punch! The little cherry was done in Watermelon Wonder and the punch! Of course the ice cream was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals (only add them on top portion and not on the overlap portion)! The ribbon was very simple. I cut a small piece of the Watermelon Wonder Lace Trim and tied the center with Whisper White Baker’s Twine and tied a bow! Simple and fabulous! This is a great way to use up those little leftover pieces!!! Love it!!!!
Of course I added some Dazzling Details to the ice cream for a little flare and sparkle! I got this idea from a fellow stamper – Chris Slogar! Thank you for the inspiration and idea! Love it!
What is your favorite part about this stamp set – the Tree, the Cupcake, or this Ice Cream Cone???? Let me know in the comments below!