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’


Claire Turned 2!!!

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Happy Monday, everyone!!! I wanted to share some pictures of Claire’s birthday party since I have talked about it so much lately! I still can’t believe Claire turned 2. Check out her Elmo Invitation here!

Claire Turned 2, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Elmo t-shirt was not easy to find and this one came in an XS. Even with a hot wash, it was still rather large on her but that just means she can wear it for a LONG time! ๐Ÿ™‚ The little tutu was super cute but didn’t stay on for long because she jumped in her little pool after cupcakes!!

I made the Elmo Cupcakes and Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches which turned out great. The only problem was some of the red icing bled into the white eye ball candies for a rough looking Elmo!

It is still crazy that Claire turned 2 last month when it also seems like I was huge and wondering when she was ever going to come! If you all remember those crazy days you have been following me for a while now! Thank you for coming along on this fun and crazy journey with me! I appreciate all of you!

Back to New Catalog product tomorrow!!! Happy Stampin’


16 Favorite Products!!!

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Happy Tuesday! To keep the celebration of my 16 years with Stampin’ Up going, I’m sharing my 16 Favorite Products!!! This has been an annual tradition for a few years now and I find it so interesting to see what they are! You can check out past years here and here!

16 Favorite Products, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are my favorite products that I’m loving right now! What are some of yours?? Let me know in the comments below!

~Stampin’ Shammy – I use this so much and it’s AMAZING!!!
Champagne Rhinestones – Bling Bling in a fun, fabulous shade!!!
~Peaceful Moments Stamp Set – I love the greetings and that fabulous font!!!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set – It’s perfect for Spring! Beautiful!!!
~Umbrella Builder Punch – Of course you have to get the coordinating punch!!!
Best Dressed Designer Series Paper – The flower side is just stunning!!!
~Take Your Pick Tool – This thing is so handy and makes crafting easy!!!
Ornate Style Stamp Set – That corner image is perfect for ALL Cards!!!
~Ornate Layers Dies – These are perfect for greetings, decoration, and more!!!

Lovely Lipstick & Daffodil Delight – These are my 2 favorite colors right now!!!
~Label Me Lovely & Label Me Fancy Punches – I grab for these for almost every card! Layering them and cutting them is super fun!!!
Stampin’ Blends…..ALL OF THEM! I am really starting to enjoy coloring because of these amazing markers!!!
~Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon & Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon – Both of these are so beautiful and fun to use for any card occasion!!!

To see this all in action, check out the video below orย click 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’


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16 Years of Fun!!!

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Officially my anniversary was yesterday but that’s the weekend so let’s keep the celebration going all week long! After all it’s been 16 Years of Fun so let’s continue on!!!

16 Years of Fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Each year that my Stampin’ Up Anniversary comes up, I like to reflect on it all. First off, it’s crazy that I’ve been stamping for 16 years or doing anything that long! The more amazing thing is that I still love it after 16 years. I enjoy the creative aspect even though I really don’t feel that creative. A good copier is what I like to think I am! ๐Ÿ™‚

The biggest part of Stampin’ Up that keeps me going is the LOVE!!! Oh geez I may get emotional….good thing this isn’t a video! The people that I meet at stamping events and classes become like family to me. They/You have been there through the ups and downs of my life. They/You are part of my village for raising Claire and let me tell you, this village is amazing! I couldn’t do it without all of you! The smiles, tears, advice, and encouragement that I receive as well as others receive at my stamp classes, clubs, and events is AMAZING! Then there is the love that is mailed out or handed out that puts a smile on someone’s face. I can only hope they cherish that card and feel the love.

Stampin’ Up is not just a hobby or a job for me. It is so much more and I am happy that I jumped in with both feet after 1 workshop I attended. I didn’t order anything that night but took the catalog home. Flipping through it daily and thinking I need it all! Boy did I ever need it all!

So I just want to say THANK YOU to all of you for being a part of my 16 years and making it so special. Here’s to another 16 and more!!! I will have a few specials going on this week so stay tuned!

Today, I’m starting 1 special which is DOUBLE LAURA’S LOYAL STAMPERS STICKERS! Use the Hostess Code: DWN2SQVV when placing your order online or send me your order and mention this offer!!! This offer is valid till Friday, April 24, 2020 at noon!!! Click here to start shopping and earning!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my TOP 16 Favorite Products right now and of course my Daily Dose of Stampin’ Therapy on Facebook each week day! Let’s continue celebrating 16 years of fun!

Happy Stampin’


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’


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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’


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!


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’


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’


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!!!