As many of you have noticed I haven’t posted in quite some time. That is because as much as I would love to work my Stampin’ Up! business full-time, I do have a full time job at a CPA firm. And as you may know, in the US from December through April 15th it is tax time! And this year it went an extra 3 days until April 18th. During this time I am so busy at work that I barely have time to breathe let alone devout as much time as I would like to my stamping business. And that is OK.
As I keep saying this business can be run any way I want and each year I have to step back for a few months but I know when I return my business is right where I left it.
I still hold classes during tax season and we had a wonderful all day stamp event in January but finding the time for my videos and daily blog posts is an uphill battle. With my classes and events I do get to see many of you on a regular basis but I miss sharing all my card and project ideas with you on my blog. But I will be back very soon with videos and project ideas galore!
Oh and I have some very exciting news!! As many of you know my daughter Sarah helps me so much with my website and videos, plus she is my right hand when it comes to my classes, events and craft shows. Without her guidance and support I really don’t think I would have a website up and running let alone videos and pictures. Well she decided to join the Stampin’ Up! family and recently became a demonstrator! She plans on focusing her business on children and bringing stamping to them. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, MA and will be going back to school for her Master’s in education as she plans on opening a pre-school centering on education through art. And she will be joining me this November in Salt Lake City for Stampin’ Up! OnStage. So proud to have her join me!!
I do want to share a quick sneak peek at one of the suites that will be available in the NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, the Eastern Palace Suite.
See those three ink pads peeking out? Say hello to three of the new In-Colors!! From the top there is Tranquil Tide, a gorgeous blue-green color, Lemon Lime Twist – a fun bright green and Fresh Fig a rich deep berry. You will also see a new product, Gold Vinyl Stickers that coordinate with the suite beautifully. I can’t wait to try them out on all types of cards and home decor! The detailed Designer Series Paper features Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim. The photopolymer stamp set, Eastern Beauty is bold yet elegant and can be bundled with the coordinating Eastern Medallions Thinlits. Such a fun suite! I will be having a class on May 6th featuring three projects using this suite. For more info please see my current class schedules.
During the month of May, Stampin’ Up! will be releasing the entire suite prior to the catalog release in June. This is something they have never ever done before! I am so excited about that, plus there will be several bundles with bonus offerings. Please make sure you stop back by next week, I will have several samples up and more information on this great offer!
Thank you for visiting! Over the next few weeks I will be posting several project ideas using stamps and accessories from the retired list. These items are available through May 31st or while supplies last. For an up to date list please visit my online store.
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From Stampin’ Up!:
Out with the old….in with the new!!
Yes it’s that time of year again! While we are always sad to see our favorites go, it is the perfect time to complete your wish list from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the 2017 Occasions Catalog ! And as a bonus many items are on sale at reduced prices! What could be better!!!
Be sure to check out the entire list as items are selling out quickly and once they are gone they are gone forever!
To see all the items on sale and shop now at my online store [CLICK HERE]
As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of Designer Series paper!
Just enter the Hostess Code FWYFSKEF when you place your order online. I will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send your gift when the order is placed.
This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.
To shop with me [CLICK HERE]