Stampin’ Up! has an amazing offer this month and I really think it’s the best deal ever! You have options too! We all love options because then we feel like it’s tailored to us! AND THIS IS!!!!
This month Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 35 Years in Business! They are offering an amazing “35% Off or 35% More Product” Special! You get to pick which one fits you the best. Spending less money or getting more product in your Starter Kit! So let’s see the details….
Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.
Those who select this option will receive $125 worth of product for only
Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $168.75 worth of product by spending $99.
But wait there is more! You also get FREE Registration to Stampin’ Up’s Virtual OnStage Event in November! That’s a $77 value! Joining this month with this amazing offer, getting your goodies in the mail, and then celebrating and being inspired by the Stampin’ Up! event all within 30 days is AMAZING!!!
I’m so excited about this offer and just want to share with everyone because who doesn’t love a good deal. We tell our friend about good deals so I’m telling you all! PLUS, I would love to have you in my Fabulous Friends Stamp Family.
Just this past weekend, one of my stamp family members from Delaware was coming to Illinois for a visit. She let me know and asked if I would meet up with her and I 100% said YES! So on Sunday I drove 2 hours to Casey, IL to meet her and it was fabulous! We walked around town and enjoyed lunch together while chatting stamping and life! My heart was fun and I can’t wait stamp and chat with her again in person! Near or far, I love my Stamp Family and the connections we make.
I said it and I’ll say it again….Momming Is Hard! So I want to give a big shout out to all the moms out there! You are amazing! You are doing a great job! I see you!!!
I wish I could make a million of these cards and mail them to all the Moms out there or for nurse to hand out. Being a mom for a little over 5 years has been crazy hard so far and I can only imagine there is more to come.
The roller coaster of emotions that we go through each day or week or month. We love our children so much but geez sometimes we need to jut get away from them. Hearing their laughter and sweet baby words is amazing but Momma, Momma, Momma a million times before 8 a.m. is enough to make anyone go insane. The mental overload of schedules, snacks, activities, laundry, friendships, and did I remember to say I love before they fell asleep. Trying to find me time and time to work my business is so hard.
I’m so thankful for healthy, amazing children and being able to spend so much time with them growing up. I love that my job is flexible and I have been able to scale up or down when needed. All of that has been amazing and I am forever grateful! I also LOVE each and every one of you. Throughout the years, you have been here for me and that means a lot! This Momma needs you and has loved knowing I have a bit of an “out” even if it’s on my computer, in front of my camera, or at my classes!
So let’s all take a deep breath, pat ourselves on the back and say, “I AM AMAZING!” You truly are! And Momming is hard! Love and hugs to all of you!
It’s been 2 weeks since we got home from New Orleans for Stampin’ Up BackStage and I’m still in awe of the amaziness! Stampin’ Up! ended the event with a traditional Second Line Parade through the streets just for us! It was so FABULOUS!!!
This event was for leaders and while we didn’t do any stamping, we still had so much fun! Brad and I drove down on Thursday! Yes, it is 10 hours but really it wasn’t that bad. As parents of 2 children, it was actually really nice to just sit in a car and do nothing for that long without listening to children. LOL We listened to a book and taked a lot! Okay, if you know us, you know I talked the most! 🙂
Thursday night started with Sweets and Swaps where I swapped 50 cards that I created all the same! In return I got 50 different cards from demonstrators all over the world! YEP! Some from the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Canada, and more! We had fabulous entertainment and lots and lots of sweets!
Day 2 of BackStage in New Orleans!
Friday morning, Brad and I enjoyed our first beignets at Cafe Beignet right across the street. Um……they were amazing but not what I expected and very heavy. They smell like funnel cakes but they are more dense. It’s almost like a dinner roll meets croissant meets powdered sugar. SO MUCH POWDERED SUGAR! I headed off to General Session and Classes for the day while Brad headed to the WWII Museum. We both were blown away! That evening Brad and I got to walk the streets hand in hand and check out New Orleans!
Day 3 of BackStage in New Orleans!
Saturday morning, Brad and I had breakfast at The Ruby Slipper. It was fabulous! Then I was off to more classes and General Session. Brad went to the Jazz Museum and ventured around! We got to enjoy dinner together and tell about our days. Then the final party……AMAZING! We walked in and got a boa, mask, and umbrella to dress the part! A little while later a band came walking into the room and walking around. We gathered behind them and followed…..down 2 escalators and out the front door of the hotel. We were greeted by a blocked off street, dancers, and a bigger band and off we went. It was so cool! There were times I felt so moved by the music and taking it all in, I could have cried. I have a video of some of it just to give you a taste of what it was like! Click here! We got back to the hotel and enjoyed so much New Orleans style food!
Thank you so much to Stampin’ Up for the amazing trip for Stampin’ Up BackStage and getting Brad and I out of the house! It was exactly what we needed! I can’t say New Orleans is a city I care to visit again but it was a fun experience! Can’t wait for the new adventure with Stampin’ Up! If you would like to join in the fun! Click here to join my Fabulous Friends Stamp Team!!!
Brad and I are headed to NOLA this week for Stampin’ Up’s Backstage Event! We are so excited to get out of the house for a mini vacation without the kids! Woot Woot!
Be sure to follow our adventures over on my Facebook Page – Laura’s Stamp Pad! I will be posting about our adventures and yummy food!!! I will share as much as I can of the Stampin’ Up Event! If you have any suggestions on places to eat or things to see, be sure to let us know! Brad will have 2 full days to sightsee and explore while I am attending Backstage. Then in the evening, I will be able to join him!
Stampin’ Up is an amazing company and I’m excited to say I’m a part of it! Last week, I should have been on the Incentive Trip but it was cancelled. Instead, Stampin’ Up! gave a cash bonus as well as some fabulous goodies! It was super fun getting these items and I enjoyed being so spoiled!!!
There were 437 demonstrators who earned the trip last year and I am one of them! Eeeeee That is less than 1% of the company! There were 278 earners from United States and the rest from 8 other countries!
This box of goodies was so exciting…..for all of us! Claire kept asking if it was for her! The packaging was gorgeous and now I have another box to put in my Stamp Pad as decoration! LOL Who knows what I will do when I have no more room. The robe is HUGE and cozy and amazing! It just may swallow me whole.
I wanted to also take this chance to say THANK YOU to all of you! I couldn’t do this without all of you! The likes, the shares, the orders, the class attendance….all of it means so much to me! I am so thankful for Stampin’ Up bringing all of us together. The relationships and opportunities I have gotten over the years have really been amazing! All of the love and support you all share with me also makes me feel so spoiled! <3 From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!
If you are interested in joing the Stampin’ Up family! Don’t forget about the amazing In Color Starter Kit going on this month!!! Click here for all of the details!!! You can always reach out if you have any questions at all!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
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’
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 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! 🙂 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!