I Hope You Will Celebrate With Me

Hard to believe BUT . . .

#20thanniversary #lindabauwin
It is 2o years this May, May 5th to be exact, that I made a decision that changed the course of my life so differently. That decision was to sign up as a demonstrator.  

Because of that decision Jay & I were able to travel to many places that we only could dream about, something I am so grateful for.  I have made friends from all over the world.  And I came to realize I could set any goal I wanted, and could achieve it just by sharing what I love stamping.

So it's time to celebrate!!!  And that we will do the whole month of May.  great News Stampin' Up! will help with that celebration.  They have two special bundles you can order on Monday.  So you want to come back on Monday to see what I am offering during this month of Celebration and the new bundles.

First I wanted to share what was going on in my life in 1997 when I signed up.

  • Jay and I owned a hardware store that I worked in 60 hours a week
  • I knew lots about plumbing, electrical and home repair, nothing about stamping
  • I didn't like direct sales parties
  • Didn't know much about computers
  • Didn't know what a cellphone, blog, YouTube or Facebook was
  • And definitely didn't like to talk in front of people

That all changed when I picked up a business card in a craft store.  What was this stamping all about?  What I had to buy a catalog?  Or have a home party to see what it was about?  No not me?  

Months past before I finally agreed to a home party, and well can we say the rest is history.  My dear friend and neighbor Tracy Spangler said "I will help you we can buy a $100 a month" (the minimum at that time).  So told Jay I wanted to try it for 3 months to get my stuff at a discount.

Well it wasn't long before I wanted more and didn't want to spend it out of our family budget.  So Hardware Lady by Day, Stamp Lady by Night.  I truly loved what I was doing.

I was going out and having "women" talk, instead of how to fix a toilet or replace a light switch.  It brought excitement as I reached for goals.

And the real joy was when Jay decided to follow the stamping dream with me.  Will never forget when he said "You have followed my dream (the hardware store) for 24 years now it is time for me to follow your dream".  Follow he did in fact he loved stamping as much as I did, as he followed me to conventions, leaderships, and incentive trips.

Has the last 20 years been an easy road?  No

Have I wanted to quit at times?  Of Course

Would I change what I do?  No

Since Jays' passing 20 months ago,  Stampin' Up! has filled an even bigger void that I am so grateful for.  I could never imagine getting through the difficult months lately with out all the friends I have made from being a demonstrator.

I am so grateful for the members of my Stamp Family, other demonstrators, and of course all my customers who make each day such a blessing.  

So check back on Monday as we start our month of celebration.

 


Sad To See This Bundle Go

Succulent

So surprise to see the Oh So Succulent Bundle on the Retirement List.  Succulent are so popular in home decor right now. This bundle comes with a 30 piece photopolymer stamp set and a 17 piece matching die set.   And then there is the matching Designer Series Paper makes creating projects a snap.

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You get 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs and the best part it is on sale for only $6.60 but it is showing low inventory so don't delay if you wish to get this beautiful paper.  You will find Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe and Whisper White as being the main colors in this designer paper.

Here is a beautiful card done with this bundle and designer series paper.  I created it during a shoe box swap with other demonstrators.

#succulentstampset #lindabauwin

This card also uses the 3/8" Ruched Ribbon in Sweet Sugarplum that will also be retiring.  It comes in a spool with 10 yards of ribbon and is also on sale for only $5.60.  What a deal.  Make sure you check out all the items that are retiring in the links below.

Click to shop retiring STAMP SETS

Click to shop retiring BUNDLES

Click to shop retiring EVERYTHING ELSE

Only a few more days left to get this PDF

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Check Out How you can get the new catalog.

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Don't Forget To Reserve Your NEW 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Catalog

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It's almost time.....the NEW STAMPIN' UP! ANNUAL CATALOG is coming in May-and goes live in June!  

Read this post CAREFULLY to ensure that you get your copy!  I will be ordering catalogs for everyone who requests one by April 25th-SO DON'T MISS OUT!  

HOW TO GET YOUR FREE COPY OF THE 2017-2018 STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG.

If you ordered at least $50 from me between January 1st and April 25th, 2017 I would love to send you a FREE Copy of the new upcoming catalog!  If you have not yet purchased $50, you have until April 25th to place an order!  

BUT-READ CAREFULLY-YOU  MUST REQUEST YOUR COPY!!!  (last year many of the catalogs that I sent out automatically were not received because of incorrect addresses in the Stampin' Up! system.  So this year, YOU MUST fill out this form to receive your FREE COPY and e-mail it to me at jlbauwin@roadrunner.com! )

(EXCEPTION: Club Members and local customers)

NEW CATALOG REQUEST FORM (please complete this form to receive your FREE Catalog) and e-mail it me.

 If you are not currently a customer of mine, (or have not purchased $50) I would still love to send you a catalog, I just ask that you pay the shipping of $5.00.  I will send you an invoice for the shipping-Catalog is on me!  Send me an e-mail at jlbauwin@roadrunner.com and I will send you an invoice.

If you are a demonstrator Stampin' Up! will send you a new catalog with your first demonstrator order in May.


Time Is Running Out

Monday is the last day that you will be able to order this Exclusive Kit from Paper Pumpkin.   Why is it exclusive?

#paperpumpkinsaradouglas #lindabauwin

Because Stampin' Up! has turned the creative control of our April kit over to our CEO, Sara Douglass! 
 
The end result is stunning! Her style is, "bold, vibrant, and artistic-with a little bit of sass," which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with this special kit!  
 
As if a kit designed by Sara is not enough reason to sign up, there's more!

She's including a FREE gift inside every April box! It's a surprise, but won't want to miss it. 
 
So if you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin now is the perfect time!  And if you have let your subscription expire, you must get signed back up by Monday April 10 to get in this great opportunity.
 
And don't forget your purchase will go towards my monthly Customer Appreciate Gift.
 
#aprilcustomerappreciation #lindabauwin
 

New Product with A Creative Gate Fold Card

Lots of fun new sets from the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs used in this video to create a creative fold card.  My assistant, Jodie Daniels, made this card for upcoming club class.  So glad to have some helping with the creative juices as some days are harder then other to be creative.

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This is the front of the card and it uses the Balloon Adventures and the Big on Birthday Stamp Sets.  Along with the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.  But then when you open it up you will find the Reverse Words Stamp Set.  This stamp set gives you a totally different look and it is feel with a $50 order now through March 31.

#reversewords #lindabauwin

The Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack has so many cheery colors perfect for a birthday card.

The sizes of card stock used are:

 

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Fancy Fold Pull Out Card Video

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Today's creative fold video features the beautiful Lift Me Up Bundle.  This bundle comes with the Lift Me Up Stamp Set, that has 16 rubber stamps in wood or clear mount, and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies that has 15 dies.  

The best part is, from now until March 31, 2017 if you spend $50 you will receive the matching Designer Series Paper Carried Away free during Sale-a-Bration.

Have you taken part yet in the Sale-a-Bration Sale?  What are you?  Don't miss out on receiving free paper crafting supplies with ever $50 order.  Learn more by viewing the Sale-a-Bration Brochure or the additional flier with even more items for free.  Or simply go to my Online Store

Make sure you watch the video. So you can see how to cut this creative fold card.  Below at the measurements for the Card Stock and the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.

  • 4" x 9 3/4" Mint Macron Card Stock
  • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Night of Navy Card Stock
  • 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" Night of Navy card Stock
  • 2 7.8" x 4 3/8" Night Of Navy Card Stock
  • 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" Whisper White Card Stock
  • 7 /8" x 5 1/8" Night Of Navy Card Stock
  • 2-7/8" x 2 1/8" Night of Navy Card Stack
  • 3/4" 5" Carried Away Designer Series Paper
  • 2-3/4" x 2" Carried Away Designer Series Paper

 

 


Video Extended Opening Card

Today's is the day you can order the 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper with a $50 order.  You are going to love my creative fold video featuring an Extended Opening Card Using the Glimmer Paper.

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Did you catch my video on Friday on how to do the masking technique with the beautiful Avant Garden Stamp Set, that is also a free Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set?  If not you can view it here.

Here is the card open with the extension.  Love it!

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The additional supplies I used on this card are the Mint Macron Glimmer Paper, the Botanical Builder Framelits, the Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon along with the Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock.  The card is so stunning in personal with the glimmer paper.

The Sizes of Card Stock Are:

  • 2" x 5 1/2" Very Vanilla
  • 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" Rich Razzleberry
  • 2" x 5 1/2" Mint Macron Glimmer Paper (free with a $50 Order)
  • 5 1/2" x 81/2" Sweet Sugarplum scored at the 1" and 

 

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Current Catalogs

2016/17 Annual Catalog View Here

Occasions Catalog View Here

Sale-a-Bration View Here

Additional Sale-a-Bration Items View Here

Holiday Catalog Carry Over List Here

Clearance Rack View Here

Join My Stamp Family and Get the Ultimate Bundle Here


Card Samples From Glimmer Paper Assortment

#glimmerpaperassortment #lindabauwin

I bet you can't wait until Tuesday, February 21, which is the first day you will be able to order this pack of 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack free with a qualifying order of $50.

As a demonstrator, I was able to order early a pack of this paper early.  Well I like you can't wait until Tuesday, so I can order more, as it is just too beautiful.

I want to share today a couple of the cards that I have made with this paper.  First I want to be conservative with it, so I can use it for many things.

Well I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.

#sunshinewishesthinlits #lindabauwin

The neat thing about using this thinlits set is that I used the heart and with one cut I got two different hearts, so I was able to make two different cards for the same  die cut.  How cool is that.  Take a look.

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Here is the first card and below is the second card.  I used the heart that punch out of the first heart.

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Get those orders ready so you can order this beautiful Glimmer Pack on Tuesday.

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Current Catalogs

2016/17 Annual Catalog View Here

Occasions Catalog View Here

Sale-a-Bration View Here

Additional Sale-a-Bration Items View Here

Holiday Catalog Carry Over List Here

Clearance Rack View Here

Join My Stamp Family and Get the Ultimate Bundle Here

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What's the Hottest Free Sale-a-Bration Item?

Brandi Barnard, from Stampin' Up! informed us yesterday that to date over 510 thousand Sale-a-Bration items have been earned.  That is totally amazing.  And guess what the top item is by quite a bit?

#heychick #lindabauwin

Got to love those little chicks they bring a smile every time I look at them.

Running neck-and-neck are number two and three.  

Any guesses what they are?

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Avant Garden

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Carried Away Designer Series Paper.

Do you have the top three yet?  Well you only have until March 31st to place a $50 to receive them.  

But wait . . .

Coming on February 21st there is going to be a release of three more Sale-a-Bration Items.  Have you checked them out yet?

 Take a peek.

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Do you have your favorite out of the new free Sale-a-Bration?  

I do.

I am sure it will be the number one seller.  

I have been working with this product today, and will share some samples this weekend.  

My favorite 

#glimmerpaperassortment #lindabauwin

Glimmer Paper Assortment

This paper is so beautiful to work with.  And I am just sending out a caution, because Sale-a-Bration may run until March 31, but it clearly states that "Product availability may be limited towards the end of the promotional sales period."  

Don't delay if you don't have the top three from the first catalog get ASAP.  And the Glimmer Paper well all I can say is you will want it too.

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Current Catalogs

2016/17 Annual Catalog View Here

Occasions Catalog View Here

Sale-a-Bration View Here

Holiday Catalog Carry Over List Here

Clearance Rack View Here

Join My Stamp Family and Get the Ultimate Bundle Here

 


Brings A Smile - You Too?

#hey,chick #lindabauwin

These are the cutest little checks, they bring a smile every time I look at them.  And it doesn't matter how you stamp them they are just adorable.

This card we did at the training event I did in Rochester, New York.  I like the one little chick holding the banner that I made with a toothpick.  And the sassy chick with the interesting hair is framed in with the Layering Squares and the Stitches Framelits Dies.  And the little Metallic Foil Doily just makes him pop off the page.

#heychick #lindabauwin

Like I said every card you do with this set is cuter than the last.

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You know you can only get this set with a $50 order and only through March 31, right?  Or while supplies last.

Did you also know that starting on February 21st Stampin' Up! will be releasing three new Sale-a-Bration Items?  That's right.   And you don't want to miss out on them.

#newsaleabration #lindabauwin

Check it out there are two new stamp sets and a pack of beautiful glimmer paper.  One set is called Reversed Words, which gives a different stamping look.  The other set is called Make a Medallion

I can almost bet the big seller will be 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper Assortment.  Want to get a closer look.  Here is the link to the new Sale-a-Bration Flier.

Remember Sale-a-Bration items are only available while supplies last.  So you will not want to wait to long after the release of these items on February 21st to place your $50 order to receive them free.

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DO NOT USE HOSTESS CODE IF ORDER IS $150 OR MORE

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