Annual Catalog Launch!!!

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It’s May! It’s the Annual Catalog Launch! I am so excited about it all!!! There is so much fabulousness going on this month! Eeeeeee!

Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Launch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is Live today so you can start shopping NOW!!! I will be having a Launch Party on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CT so mark your calendar!!! I will be LIVE on Facebook and YouTube for you to join in, comment, like, share, and enjoy! It is going to be so much fun and I’m sure plenty of ohhhhs and ahhhhs and screams will be happening! I’ll have product to show off, samples, and even be doing some stamping with all of you! If you would like to place and order for the Launch Party, use the Hostess Code: QX4BHGFA

May Free Paper of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Free Designer Series Paper Pack for May is the NEW In Color 2022-2024 Glimmer Paper!!! This is an exclusive offer through Laura Borchert! Every order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax) will get this paper from me! Click here to shop and earn!

Now is the time to join Stampin’ Up!

In Color Promotion for Joining Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Not only is the Annual Catalog Launch today, but starting today you can get an In Color Bundle for FREE when you join Stampin’ Up! So if your wish list is more than $100, this is the best bang for your buck!!!! You can pick out $125 in any product you like and get it for $99. You will also get Free Shipping AND the 2022-2024 In Color Bundle (worth over $70). The Bundle includes the 2022-2024 In Color In Pads (5), 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock Pack, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Pack and Grid Paper Pack! How amazing is that?!?! Plus you will get a discount on future orders, enjoy sneak peaks and early releases of Stampin’ Up! product, and the fun of the Fabulous Friends Stamping Family! Click here to join now! I can’t wait to have you in my family!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


18 Years of Stampin’ Up!!!

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Today is my anniversary!!! I can’t believe I’m celebrating 18 years of Stampin’ Up! That just blows my mind that it has been that long and there has been SO MUCH change in life during those 18 years!

18 Years of Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Throughout these 18 years I have accomplished the following:
~Graduated college and moved to a new town!
~Got engaged, planned a wedding, and got married to my biggest supporter!
~Lost some family members and welcomed many new one!
~Got pregnant 3 times and have 2 amazing children to snuggle now!
~Bought a house and done lots of projects there!
~Earned 5 Stampin’ Up! Trips making me the Top 1% of the Company!
~Traveled to Orlando, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kansas City, Champaign, Nashville, Paris (Illinois). And soon Indianpolis and New Orleans!
~Gained confidence, knowledge, and growth personally!
~Have made Friends with people all over the United States who mean the world to me and are more like Family!

I am so thankful to work for such an amazing company and have this job that fits me through all of these crazy changes through the years! While it is hard juggling 2 kids and this job, I am still so happy I get to be home with them. After all, in a blink of an eye they will be off to school and I’ll have more stamping time then! Here’s to another 18 years of Stampin’ Up! I can’t wait to meet more people, travel more, and grow! Thank you to each and every one of you!

I also have to give a shoutout to Meg Loven! Thank you for asking me if I wanted to join Stampin’ Up! You changed my life! To all of you reading this, WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN STAMPIN’ UP?!?! I’m asking you right now! I would love to have you on my team! Click here to join now or click here if you have any questions!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit!

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I always love to think about what I would pick if I joined Stampin’ Up right now!!! When I joined 17 years ago, it was a set kit but now you get to pick out anything you want for $125 and now during Sale-A-Bration you also get a Free Bundle!! So here is my Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit picks right now!!!

Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit with Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My Free Bundle that I would pick is the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set and coordinating dies! This is one of the more expensive bundles and I really want to get the most bang for my buck!!! While this set seems like it is for just the holidays, there is actually a lot more that you can do with it. The Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set has a detailed border image that could be used for anything and the bell could be a wedding or anniversary image. The snowflake works for all winter long too! Then there are the coordinating dies which are fabulous for sooooo many things! There is a total of 20 dies with various sizes of circles and a star that can be used all year long! I love it!

Stampin' Up Free Bundles For Joining, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the $125……the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine was my #1 pick! I am LOVING that thing soooo much more than I thought I would. It is so convenient and little to have on my desk or nearby. I love it because it is so quick to crank through an image so easily! Plus all of the images in the Frosted Gingerbread fit in the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine! Next, I picked coordinating products to the Gingerbread Suite – the designer paper and ruffled ribbon! Another favorite item of mine right now is the Scalloped Contour Dies. I just love those scallop rectangles for greetings and focal points on my cards! They are amazing! Then to round out my kit, I went with the Take Your Pick Tool to try to reach exactly $125. I did fall short by $0.50 but I feel like I did pretty good.

These are my Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit picks! What would you pick out if you had $125 in product to choose from?? If your wish list is over $100, think about joining Stampin’ Up for this amazing offer that you would only pay $99 for! You also get so much more too – a discount on future orders, fun and fellowship with other stampers, and so much more!!! There are no obligations as a demonstrator and if you wish to no longer be on, that’s okay too! If you have any questions about it, feel free to reach out! If you are ready to join in the fun, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Aloha…from our home!!!

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Last week was Stampin’ Up’s incentive trip for the past 2 years to Maui!!! While I earned both trips, we decided to cash out the trip rather than attend in person because of Covid and having a baby! Stampin’ Up! as well as my upline spoiled us all week with Hawaiian fun! It was amazing! Here is a little Aloha…from our home rather than from Maui!

Aloha Stampin' Up Incentive Trip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It is so exciting and amazing to be in the Top 1% of the company and earn trips! I feel so proud of myself for what I have accomplished but I also am just so thankful for all of you!!! There is no way I could have done it without all of you and for that – THANK YOU!!! I appreciate all of you for your support and love. It truly means the world to me and my family!!

I am also very thankful for my amazing upline who spoiled us with towels, flamingos, and Hawaiian fun so we could celebrate at home. It wasn’t quite the same as being in Maui in person I don’t think but it was amazing. Right now family is my top priority and leaving the kids back wasn’t an option we wanted to take. Taking them on a 12 hour flight was also an option we didn’t want to take! It was wonderful to get spoiled still while staying home with the kids! Stampin’ Up sent a box of Aloha last week as a little taste of fun! They are also sending another box of goodies that should be arriving in a few weeks. Stay tuned as I will be doing an unboxing of those goodies on my Facebook Page – Laura’s Stamp Pad!!

Again, thank you all for your love and support and here’s to many more days, weeks, and months of stamping fun!!! Aloha…from our home and happy stampin’

~Laura


Baby Aaha is Here!!!

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Okay so he has been here for 8 weeks now….WOW! I know I can’t believe that either! I have been feeling soooooo much better for 8 weeks now. I was so huge and so uncomfortable the last few months I was pregnant. After begging my Doctor to just take Baby Aaha out NOW, he came 2 days prior to our original plan! I took in chocolate chip cookies as a thank you for granting my wishes! LOL

Baby Aaha is here, www.laurasstamppad.com

Baby Aaha became Alex on St. Patrick’s Day!!! He was born weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces!!!! BIG BOY!!! Although I still find him to be my tiny little ball of squish!!! I just can’t help kissing him all over and I will continue until he won’t let me anymore! ๐Ÿ™‚ I did have another C-section and all went well. We came home and were so excited to see Claire and she is in love with Alex from the moment she saw him. She calls him her baby and always wants to hold him and see him. By “see him” she means her face just 2 inches from his because sitting nearby just isn’t enough apparently.

Everyone is doing well and I am slowly getting back into a groove. Things are still crazy since babies aren’t very routine and Claire is done with school next week so I really don’t know what my new schedule will be. I am still posting regularly on my Facebook Page – Laura’s Stamp Pad. That is the best place to see inspiration and details regularly! Email and text is always open for you to reach me with questions as well! I am still responding to those fairly quickly!

Thank you all for your kind words, encouragement, and patience with me during the pregnancy with Baby Aaha and now that Alex is here!! You all mean so much to me and I appreciate you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Favorites Starter Kit Picks!!!

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Tuesday, I shared my Beginner Starter Kit Picks and today I’m sharing my Favorites Starter Kit Picks. These are the items that I’m loving right now! If you have been stamping for a few months or even years or maybe decades and have decided to jump in and start enjoying that discount on products you love, remember you can customize your Starter Kit to anything you want. Here are my picks!

My Favorites Starter Kit Pick for Sale-A-Bration 2021, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Bundles are always a great deal because they are 10% off the individual price of the items. I’m all about getting the best deal and stacking the offers. I picked my 2 favorite bundles for this kit which I’m sure you aren’t surprised by! If you have followed me for even a hot minute, you know how much I LOVE FLOWERS!!! The Hydrangea Haven Bundle is so pretty and fabulous! Then there is the Many Messages Bundle which I have found to be so quick and simple to use and get lots of great greetings for any occasion! It’s amazing!

After those bundles, I needed a few filler items to round out my $125 in picks so I went with the Blended Brushes which are super fun and perfect for coloring the Hydrangea. Stampin’ Dimensionals because I just love those things and can’t get enough of them! Finally, I picked an embellishment to round it out! Technically I went with the Pastel Pearls which coordinate with the Hydrangea Bundle but mine haven’t arrived just yet so I popped in some Champagne Rhinestone for the photo! ๐Ÿ™‚

These products total $124.75 which is just $0.25 under the $125 max amount you get in your kit! All of this for just $99 plus tax. Shipping is FREE!!! BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE! Now during Sale-A-Bration which ends on February 28th, you will also receive 5 packs of double-sided Designer Series Paper – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, and In-Colors! That’s A LOT OF PAPER! Remember you can pick anything you want, these are just my favorites starter kit picks!

If you have been stamping for awhile and just love the product as much as me, think about joining for the amazing discount on items you love! Pick your favorites and get started! If you like mine click on the products below to purchase them individually or add them to your Starter Kit!!! If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out!!! When you are ready to get started, click here!

If you are just getting started, be sure to check out Tuesday’s post for my Beginner Starter Kit options!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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My Beginner Starter Kit Picks!!!

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Stampin’ Up offers an amazing deal with their Starter Kit all year long but during Sale-A-Bration it is even sweeter! Whether you are just getting started and want the best offer or you have been stamping for years and have decided that the discount would be amazing!!! I have my Starter Kit picks here in both categories so you can see my favorites and possibly an option for you if you have been thinking about it! Today, I’m sharing my Beginner Starter Kit picks. Thursday, I’ll share my favorites for someone who has been stamping awhile!

My Starter Kit Picks for A Beginner Stamper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For someone just getting started with stamping, I always recommend Stampin’ Up’s All Inclusive Card Kits! These kits are amazing because they come with everything that you need to get started including ink, stamps, clear block, and adhesive. It’s the perfect way to get your feet wet and not feel overwhelmed. This is why I picked the Hello Dear Friend All Inclusive Card Kit (upper left corner)!!!

To go along with that kit, I chose the Melon Mambo and Old Olive Ink Pads because the stamps in the kit include a flower and stem. These colors are also used in the kit so any leftover pieces can coordinate well with these colors to create even more cards with the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes! (Misty Moonlight is the ink spot in the all inclusive kit!)

The other items I picked for a beginner come from the Zany Zebra Card Kit – Zany Zebra Stamp Set, pack of Basic White Cardstock, Clear Block D (always great to have 2 clear blocks), Memento Black Ink, Watercolor Pencils, and Stampin’ Dimensionals (MY FAVORITE)!!! This gives you a little more freedom to stamp and create while not feeling overwhelmed by a million products. Black is always a good basic ink color to have as well!

Finally, I picked the Shammy because after all, you will want to clean your stamps when you are done!

This is a TON of product that totals $121.75 which means you can pick something off the Clearance Rack to round out your $125 for the Starter Kit! All of this for just $99 plus tax. Shipping is FREE!!! BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE! Now during Sale-A-Bration which ends on February 28th, you will also receive 5 packs of double-sided Designer Series Paper – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, and In-Colors! That’s A LOT OF PAPER! Remember you can pick anything you want, these are just my beginner starter kit picks!

If you are just getting started and want the best offer our there, this is it! Click on the products below to purchase them individually or add them to your Starter Kit!!! If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out!!! When you are ready to get started, click here!

Come back Thursday to see my favorite Starter Kit Picks for someone who has some basics and just loves stamping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Bye Bye 2020!

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Happy New Year’s Eve!!! How are you celebrating and saying Bye Bye 2020??

Bye Bye 2020

Sometimes I feel a little sad on New Year’s Eve because another year has gone by but this yeah I’m waving real big and happy to say good bye! I’m sure a lot of us are feeling that way! I’m excited about 2021 because that means Baby Aaha is coming! That means hopefully all the chaos of 2020 is left behind and we have a fresh new start!!!

As for my plans for tonight…..sleep!!!! I’m not sure I can stay awake till midnight and still get up and function with a toddler and being pregnant! We shall see! ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t wait to stamp, share, and connect with all of you in 2021!!! Here’s to a new year of stamping fun!

Happy Stampin’ Bye Bye 2020!

~Laura


Merry Christmas to All!!!

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Just wanted to write a quick post to say Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

Merry Christmas to All, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just wanted to take a chance to to wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday season!

We will be celebrating today with a nap and our traditional supper of homemade chicken nuggets with roasted potato wedges. This has just been a meal we have made years ago and just keep coming back to it. It’s not the perfect tradition. Tonight, Brad and I will be building a kitchen for Claire while watching Christmas Vacation! Wish us luck that it actually goes together okay and we aren’t up so late that Santa skips over our home! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Leaders Summit!!!

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Last weekend, I had the opportunity to “attend” an event that Stampin’ Up! put on for their leaders. Leaders Summit was technically suppose to be held in New Orleans but due to the pandemic it got moved to a virtual event. Thank goodness since Hurricane Laura (I promise I had nothing to do with that) came through the south last weekend!

Leaders Summit Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This event was AMAZING. Even though it was virtual, we were able to network with people all around the world, hear amazing talks, training, and enjoy a toast in Tiffany & Co Champaign Glasses! Stampin’ Up really knows how to spoil us and make us feel genuinely loved and appreciated! I am so proud to say I work for/with Stampin’ Up as it is an amazing company!

This event, as most Stampin’ Up events do, brought so many smiles, tears, laughs, deep thoughts, and all the good feels! It was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday weekend AND I got to stay home and be with my family too! The breaks in between were perfectly timed that I got to eat with Brad and Claire and help with bedtime routine!

A few quotes that I loved and want to share with all of you are the following: “YOU ARE ENOUGH!” and “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can change the sails to still get in the direction I need to go!” I really thought about the I am enough quote all weekend and it honestly chokes me up each time. We are always wanting to do more and wishing we could do XYZ but really, we are enough. We are amazing and are perfectly perfect! Remember that. Repeat that. Know that you mean the world to me as a you are reading this! As for the other quote, life is messy and we can’t control everything. We can control our attitude and our outlook. Yeah, it’s a rainy day and we can’t play outside but we can make forts to snuggle in and watch movies all day. Okay, maybe that’s just me with a toddler…..who won’t watch movies all day but still! ๐Ÿ™‚ There is always positive in every situation. You just have to see it!

Okay I’m going to stop talking about Leaders Summit before you all fall asleep or think I’ve gone off my rocker again! ๐Ÿ™‚

NOTE: See that photo of Sara Douglas, CEO at Stampin’ Up! with the heart hands!!! Who did it first????? Did she steal that from me?? If you watch my Laura’s Dose of Stampin’ Therapy, you know I do that each time!!! She loves all of us as much as I love all of you!!! <3

One last comment…..if you want to join in the fun and be a part of this amazing company, there is a fabulous Promotion right now for new demonstrators. Click here for more details or stay tuned as I will have more details here next week!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura