Lemon Zest Ensemble

I was asked to be a designer for Craft Project Central again this month.  My project will post on August 7.  I’ll be posting all the Craft Project Central projects just for the month of August.

You may be asking “What is Craft Project Central?”

 Craft Project Central is your one-stop shop for great projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! products -from stamping to scrapbooking, home decor, jewelry, and more! Whether you’re a new or seasoned Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, or an avid crafter looking for fun crafting ideas, Craft Project Central offers ideas for workshops, classes, clubs and just plain fun crafting! What makes Craft Project Central different? Each month you subscribe to will give you access to great projects with detailed, full-color, step-by-step instructions. Projects are easy to duplicate, are practical, and functional projects that you will have fun making and be able to use yourself or give as gifts!

We also have a fun bonus project each month.  To receive access to the bonus projects subscribe to one of our 3, 6, or 12 month discounted packages!

Today’s Craft Project Central project is designed by Cindy Brumbaugh.

Add some sunshine to someone’s life with a little lemony treat! In this tutorial, you will create your own lemon pattern cardstock to make a bright birthday card, a lemon candy treat in a popcorn box, and a card with a lemon tea bag tucked in a pocket. You will also make a mini treat bag with a sliding insert that reveals a lemon herbal tea bag. You can’t help but smile while making these bright and cheery projects.

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of August. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Please email me today to reserve your product share before they’re gone!  My email is Beth@StampingMom.com  You’ll receive 6″ x 12″ of all the new DSP, 1 yard of the new ribbon and a sampling of the new embellishments.  The cost with shipping is only $40.  Please see all the details here.

Please use the Host Code YRSP3T7F  when you place a Stampin Up order to get your free gift from me.  You can also email me your order at Beth@StampingMom.com

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Abby and Keegan finished their Physics class at the community college last night.  Time to get Abby ready for college.  I’m thrilled for her and know she’ll do great, but I get teary eyed every time I think about it.  Sunday, August 13 is the day Abby moves to college.  I told Keegan he has to go with us to be the muscle getting Abby’s things up the stairs and also to drive me home, because I may not be able to see the road through my tears.  Superman will be with us that day, but then has business in Davenport so he won’t be able to drive me home himself.  (I actually do almost all the driving normally, but I have no doubt driving home that day will be too hard for me.) Keegan’s biggest concern is all the extra time that Steve and I will have to micromanage him, since he’ll be the only kid for the first time ever.  He’s been trying to bribe Abby to stay home with him this year and they could go off to college together next year. 🙂

 

 

My Stamping Studio

I started stamping back in 2003 on a card table in our bedroom.  I quickly outgrew the table and convinced Superman to let me move a table into his office.  By 2005, he “kicked me out” of his office and I moved into our dining room.  That presented a problem, because the dining room table was always covered in cardstock scraps that I couldn’t bear to throw away and I didn’t have any kind of organization system in place.   My table was piled high with stamping stuff and we were not able to invite friends and family into our home for dinners.  Steve graciously traded with me somewhere around 2009 and put his office in the dining room.  I got the “real” office at the front of the house.  Steve’s office consisted of a desk, computer, TV and chair so it was easy to clean up for company.  I was very happy in my office with french doors that I could close and hide my mess.  Steve, not so much…sometimes while he was on a conference call, we had four kids racing around the house and two dogs barking.  Steve wanted back in his real office with doors, but was scared to put me and my even bigger stamping stash back in the dining room.  In 2016 Steve came to me with a proposal.  If he could move back into his real office, I could turn the dining room into a real “built in” Stamping Studio and add the Sunroom on the back of the house that he promised me 25 years ago.  The living room would become the new dining room.  “Let me get this straight,” I said, “I get a Stamping Studio and a Sunroom? What’s the catch?”  Well the catch was the Stamping Studio has to be neat and organized. Stamp n Storage to the rescue!  I ordered two Three-Tier Paper Holders, six 8.5 x 11 Paper Holders, 60 Combo Holder (for ink pad, marker and refill bottles), 64 Compartment Lock-Down Punch Holder and lots of 6×7 Magnet Cards for my Framelits.  I also ordered cabinets and countertops on sale at Menard’s.  The good news for you is Stamp n Storage is having a private sale right now, and you can get 15% off anything through today July 31.  You have to go through my link and enter the coupon code SAVE15.

Stamping studio of Stampin Up demo Beth McCullough. Please see card and gift ideas on my blog www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple 4u

By Thanksgiving 2016 my new Stamping Studio was a reality. This is the stamping side of my studio.  The pink dog bed is for Maya and Molly.  I usually stand right there to stamp and they lay in their bed and keep me company.  You can tell from the Christmas tree that I took these pictures several months ago. 🙂

Stamping studio of Stampin Up demo Beth McCullough. Please see card and gift ideas on my blog www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple 4u

Here’s the office side.  My one regret is I wish I would’ve lowered the counter to normal desk height.  I’m not the tallest gal and climbing into my tall chair isn’t always easy.  I’m also sure it’s not ergonomically correct. The monitor to the left is my T.V.

Stamping studio of Stampin Up demo Beth McCullough. Please see card and gift ideas on my blog www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple 4u

Here’s my display shelves. The bottom shelf shows some of the projects I made when I got to be a display stamper for OnStage in November 2016.

Stamping studio of Stampin Up demo Beth McCullough. Please see card and gift ideas on my blog www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple 4u

I love all my Stamp n Storage, but my favorite piece (I would recommend you get this first) is the 60 Combo Holder for ink pads, markers and refill bottles.

Stamping studio of Stampin Up demo Beth McCullough. Please see card and gift ideas on my blog www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple 4u

Here’s my 81/2 x 11 paper storage and stamp set storage. I love having the paper on display and easy access.

Stamping studio of Stampin Up demo Beth McCullough. Please see card and gift ideas on my blog www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple 4u

My 12 x12 paper fits inside this cabinet and is organized within two Three-Tier Paper Holders.   My paper scraps and retired 8-1/2 x 11 paper are in these two big drawers under the counter top.

Stamping studio of Stampin Up demo Beth McCullough. Please see card and gift ideas on my blog www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple 4u

You walk through my Stamping Studio to get to the Sun Room.  By far my favorite two rooms in the house!  I could not be happier with my new stamping office.  It is so enjoyable to have a space that is organized, and that I can share with others.  I have friends over to stamp almost every week.  If you’ll be in the Des Moines, Iowa area, email me and let me know when you’ll be in town.  I’d love to have you over to stamp with me!

By the way, Steve gets embarrassed that I call him Superman.  The story I told you today is just one small part of what makes him Superman to me.

My Holiday Catalog shares are going fast, please see below or click here for all the information

Buy It All and Receive a BONUS sampler – $40 (Includes shipping) ***Best Value***  If you can pick up at my house, the share is $34.

  • 47 sheets of paper
  • 7 yards of ribbon
  • 52 embellishments

Plus BONUS sampler including these additional free products:

  • 1 Acetate Card Box
  •  1 Mini Pizza Box
  • 2 Whisper White 3″ x 3″ Envelopes

Please email me at Beth@StampingMom.com and reserve your share.The order for the shares will be placed on Sept. 1.  I am only selling 25 shares so don’t delay and contact me today!

Last day for STAMPIN’ UP! BONUS DAYS!  JULY 1 – 31.  EARN IN JULY.  REDEEM IN AUGUST!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between July 1-31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 1 – 31, 2017.

EARNING (JULY 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • Keep Your Codes!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Requires Email!  An email address is required to participate; bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • No Limit!  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.

REDEEMING (AUGUST 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • No Limit!  There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • What Will You Use Your Coupon Codes For?   Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any Stampin’ Up! product, excluding Starter Kits, Stampin’ (Host) Rewards and Paper Pumpkin month to month subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits ((1, 3, 6 and 12 month fixed subscriptions) can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

JULY STARTER KIT DEAL!  Best deal ever! When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit in July (1 – 31), you’ll get $125 in YOUR CHOICE of Stampin’ Up! products for $99 (that’s $26 in FREE product and the kit ships FREE) PLUS receive a  BONUS Essentials Gift Pack including:

  • Paper Snips ($10 value).
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).
  • Two Clear Blocks (D)  ($17 value)
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).
  • BONUS:  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  A “must-have” for the holidays.

That’s an added $72 value!  This allows you to spend your starter kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Carols of Christmas – Images © Stampin’ Up!

SO WHAT ELSE DO YOU GET WITH THE $99 KIT?

  • For $99 you choose:   Up to $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for your kit.  That’s $26 in FREE product.  Products in the kit can be from any current catalog, including 10% off bundles. The kit ships to you FREE, for another 10% savings
  • Fill your wish list at a minimum 20% discount:  Once you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join, you can stock up and save 20% or more on your favorite Stampin’ Up! paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free and discounted products thru Stampin’ Rewards and Stampin’ Up! promotions.
  • Be first!  Preview and pre-order new products a month in advance–one of my favorite benefits.  The holiday catalog demonstrator pre-order begins Aug. 1.  The Occasions Catalog demonstrator pre-order begins Dec. 1.  Even more fun with your discount!
  • Earn extra money and/or free products!  Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  The choice is yours!
  • Almost 6 months to test drive benefits & discounts.  From the time you join through the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter you can “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits. July is the start of a quarter (considered a partial quarter at that point) so you would have until Dec. 31 (Oct. – Dec. is the first full quarter) to reach your first $300 in sales to renew for Jan. – March.
  • No penalty to drop!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter (Dec. 31), you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • DO IT JUST FOR YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

Please use the Host Code YRSP3T7F  when you order to get your free gift from me.  You can also email me your order at Beth@StampingMom.com

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

Holiday Catalog Shares 2017

It’s Time for my 2017 Holiday Catalog Product Shares

Here’s what a few people had to say about past shares I’ve done:

“Beth, you did a wonderful job of separating all the paper and the ribbon and packaging everything.. I know you spent a lot of time and effort.  Everything is so perfect, I can’t wait to start crafting.  Thanks again for the share. Donna”

“Beth, the paper share looks great. Thanks for all the careful labeling and packaging. I love all the papers. Also, the fast delivery. Thanks, Nancy”

Why participate in shares? Shares are an inexpensive way to sample the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, and Embellishments at a fraction of what it would cost you to purchase all of them yourself.   Customers and Demos alike love having a little bit of everything from the new catalog.  When you see that adorable card on Pinterest, you’ll be able to make it because you bought the “I want it all” share!  If you purchased everything yourself in the “I want it all” share, it would cost $203.50 plus tax and shipping!

How Shares Work

  • Simply  EMAIL ME (Beth@StampingMom.com) and tell me which share you would like to purchase. I’d like payment on August 25 via PayPal Friends and Family, or you may send a check.  The order for your shares will be placed on Sept. 1.
  • Your papers will be lovingly wrapped and identified to protect them; ribbons will be rolled; and embellishments will be placed into small plastic bags.  Your shares will be sent out via the US Postal Service in Priority Envelopes with tracking.
  • Please note my paper shares are 6″ x 12″ for most designs.  A lot of people do 6″ x 6″, so you are getting twice as much paper with my shares.
  1. Designer Series Paper Share — $25 including shipping. If you can pick up at my house, the share is $18. 
  • 12- 6″ x 6″ Quilted Christmas DSP
  •  6- 6” x 12” Merry Little Christmas DSP
  •  6- 6” x 12” Merry Music Specialty DSP
  •  6- 6” x 12” Christmas Around the World DSP
  •  6- 6” x 12” Painted Autumn DSP
  •  6- 6” x 12” Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
  •  4- 6” x 12” Year of Cheer Specialty DSP
  •  1- 6” x 12” Champagne Foil Sheet

Total:  47 sheets 

  2. Ribbon Share – $9 including shipping. If you can pick up at my house, the share is $6.

 Approximately 1 yard of each of the following new ribbons:

  • Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon
  • 7/8″ Striped Ribbon
  • Jute Twine
  • Mini Tinsel Trim Silver and Red
  • Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon
  • Vintage Crochet Trim

Total:  Approximately 7 yards of Ribbon

  1. Embellishment Share – $13 including shipping. If you can pick up at my house $10.
  • 3 Stitched Felt Embellishments
  • 2 Mini Ornaments
  •  2 Green Sprigs
  •  6 Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows-2 each of 3 colors
  •  3 Christmas Around the World Embellishments
  •  4 Year of Cheer Embellishments  1 each of 2 designs in gold and 1 each of 2 designs in silver
  •  2 Foil Snowflakes
  •  2 Treat Tubes
  •  28 Black Rhinestone Jewels in 3 sizes

Total:  52 Embellishments

  1.  Buy It All and Receive a BONUS sampler – $40 (Includes shipping) ***Best Value***  If you can pick up at my house, the share is $34.
  • 47 sheets of paper
  • 7 yards of ribbon
  • 52 embellishments

Plus BONUS sampler including these additional free products:

  • 1 Acetate Card Box
  •  1 Mini Pizza Box
  • 2 Whisper White 3″ x 3″ Envelopes

Please email me at Beth@StampingMom.com and reserve your share.  I am only selling 25 shares so don’t delay and contact me today!

Blessings,

Beth 🙂