March 31, 2017

Last Day To Sale-A-Brate!

Here is a card I made to let my Stamping Serenity Team know how grateful I am to be able to share the joy of stamping with them.  I even used up my last bits of Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper on these cards.  The stamp set I used is called High Tide from the Occasions Catalog.  Thanks for stopping by today :)

Today is the last day that you can get the Sale-A-Bration starter kit deal for $99.  If you are still wondering what this includes, it's simple! 
  • You get to choose any current Stampin' Up! products you want up to $125
  • On top of that you get to choose 2 FREE additional stamps sets of any price
  • Plus you get FREE shipping on this order
There is no further obligation to sell anything or have parties or classes. 
Just get the kit, it's that simple :)

BONUS ALERT!!!  When you purchase the starter kit now you will also get an exclusive first look at some of the newest products that are not even available to the public until June 1 and a chance to order them at a 20% discount.

March 28, 2017

Balloon Adventures for #GDP080

Today I played along with the Global Design Project #GDP080.  This week we are casing the FABULOUS Louise Sharp. Louise is one of the co-creators of the Global Design Project and I am super excited to case her beautiful card. 
Remember that when you CASE a project you can Copy And Selectively Edit - so take what you like from the design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set - the colors, the layout, the flowers, whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own.
I chose to use the subtle colors of soft sky, blushing bride and sahara sand as my card CASE this week. These colors blend so nicely in the Falling In Love design series paper.
  • The sentiment comes from the Balloon Adventures stamp set and was stamped in Versa Mark ink and heat embossed using some blushing bride embossing powder (retired).
  • I die cut the ds paper with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies.  Then, I also dies cut the balloon in silver foil paper using them as well. 
  • I used the foam adhesive strips to pop up the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate Silver paper and then added some multicolored sequins to shake it up a bit!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Here are all the Stampin' Up! items I used on today's card.

Don't miss out on the FREE Sale-A-Bration Items only available until Friday, March 31.  You get to choose one item for every $50 you spend in my store.  Make sure to get your favorite items now.

March 27, 2017

Happy Mail Monday!

Today's Happy Mail has a variety of beautiful hand made cards I received in my mailbox this last week.  I love sharing these fun creations with you. 

I cannot tell you how delightful it is to open each and every card and know that someone felt I was card worthy enough to receive their masterpiece :)
I love sharing the fun of stamping with you all.  If you want to join me on this journey, make sure to check out the $99 Ultimate Bundle Starter Kit, offer ends March 31, so there is no time to waste.  Thanks for stopping by :)
Stampin' Up! statement of the Heart:
"To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile this we make a difference."

March 24, 2017

Vertical Greetings!

For today's project I used the stamp set called Vertical Greetings along with some fun Stampin' Up! design series paper called Bloom & Bliss.  I love how vibrant the colors in this paper are and how they all work together.  The sentiment is die cut using the Bunch of Banners Framelits and I found that almost all of the sentiments in this stamp set fit perfectly with these framelits.  The colors I chose for this project are Island Indigo, Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.
It is going to be so hard to say goodbye to the 2015-2017 In Colors of Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.  They will officially retire on May 31, 2017, but items are usually out of stock well before the retirement date as they are only available while supplies last.  Make sure to stock up on your favorites today, click any one of the colors below to shop for these items.
You also don't want to miss these last few days of Sale-A-Bration!  That's right - NO LIMITS! for every $50 you spend at my store, you will get to choose a free item during check out.  This is a great time of year to stock up on product, and get some goodies on the side! 

March 23, 2017

Deal Ends March 31!!!!

Get $125 in product &
2 FREE stamp sets of your choice &
FREE shipping all for $99
  • Do you love stamping and/or paper crafting?
  • Do you plan on placing an order of $99 or more?
  • Is your wish list a mile long?
  • Do you want to earn a 20% discount on all your future orders?
Q: What is the "Ultimate Bundle"
    • A: You pay $99. With this you get $125 of product of YOUR choosing, $50 of free business materials which all ships for FREE, and FREE access to Stampin Up's Demonstrator tips, training and tutorials. Yes, it's also called the Business Starter Kit. I don't call it that, because you can still use it without intending to "start" anything.

Q: What do I need to do to remain "active" and maintain my 20% discount? 
    • A: Place $300 in retail sales per quarter (Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec). This can include your personal orders, as well. and your first quarter is waived, so you can have up to 5 months to meet the $300 minimum.

Q: Do I have to do parties and "all that"?
    • A: No. There are (2)two types of Demonstrators - Hobby (just enough to support the habit) and Professional (goal-oriented to earn extra money, free product and even trips). Hobbyists make up 97% of Stampin Up Demonstrators! I welcome all types of Demonstrators!

Q: What happens if I don't meet the minimum?
    • A: Stampin' Up! gives you 30 extra days to make it. Otherwise you just go inactive. No penalties. No worries. You become a customer once again, and you still have the option to sign up again in the future.


    • I will personally help you with any questions you may have!
    • Technology is amazing - you don't have to live within driving distance from me. I'm connected with other Demonstrators across the USA!
    • Automatically join my Stampin Serenity Team!
    • Enjoy all the benefits that come with Stampin' Pretty Pals, a community built by Mary Fish, one of the top demonstrators at Stampin Up!
    • Be a part of active online communities (Facebook) where you can earn FREE product!
    • If you so desire, I will help you set and meet your goals. I would love to share this journey with you. And, if you prefer not to renew for another quarter by ordering or selling $300 you can drop with not penalty and easily become one of my customers again, that's OK! You will have saved some money, met new people, and have been more inspired. Also, you always have the option to sign up again in the future, if you so choose.
    • I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  YOU’LL FEEL RIGHT AT HOME when you purchase the kit and join my team.

    March 21, 2017

    Thailand Achievers March Blog Hop

    Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for March 2017. This month our theme is the "Last Call for Sale-A-Bration". Did you know that Sale-A-Bration finishes at the end of this month??
    You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
    NOW is the time to make sure you have collected all the wonderful Sale-A-Bration products for FREE that won't be available after this month.  I used the Reverse Words stamp set and the Inside the Lines Design Series Paper, both items you can choose for free with you $50 order until March 31 during Sale-A-Bration.
    This paper is so versatile and so much fun.  I used my clear wink of stella for some added glimmer on the flowers.  The sentiment is embossed in copper and then I outlined the hooray with the clear wink of stella as well.  Emerald Envy and Copper are such a great color combo for this fun project.

    Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

    Blog Hop Line Up:

    Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for today's card...

    Final Days of Sale-A-Bration - New Items!!!!

    Sale-A-Bration has flown by! Times flies when you’re having fun, right? Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration, the year’s biggest promotion. To place the cherry on top of the final days of Sale-A-Bration, we have added seven new products!
    Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free products for every $50 you spend, additional Stampin’ Rewards for a qualifying party, or buy the starter kit now and get two stamp sets for free! That is up to a $104.00 value added to your starter kit!

    *Please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final days’ products for free, you will need to use the item code noted below and not the regular item code.

    March 20, 2017

    Sending Thoughts for #GDP079

    Today I played along with the Global Design Project #GDP079.  This week I had a blast with the theme of Amusement Park!  So many different ideas that you can get from this theme too. Can you think of childhood memories? The food, the rides, the characters that are dressed up?  For me it was always the Carousel Horses, I loved pretending I was riding these fabulous horses of so many pretty colors.
    Head over to the Global Design Project Challenge and plan to play along and see all of the fun projects.    
    I chose these colors from the Cupcakes and Carousels Design Series Paper Stack.  It is such a fun and pretty paper.  I fussy cut out three of the carousel horses from the design paper and adhered little bows to each one with a glue dot. 
    The sentiment comes from the Sending Thoughts stamp set and was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Peekaboo Peach card stock and dies cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Oval and layered over the scalloped early espresso card stock cut from the Layering Ovals Framelits.
    In order to get all three of my carousel horses on my card it is a 5" by 5" card base.  I added a few enamel shapes here and there for a finishing touch.
    Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Here are all the Stampin' Up! items I used on today's card.

    Happy Mail Monday!

    Do you know what the Stampin' Up! statement of the Heart says:
    "To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile this we make a difference."
    I just have to share my Happy Mail are a few cards that I received in my mailbox.
    I cannot tell you how much joy it brings me to share the fun of stamping with you all.  If you want to join me on this journey, make sure to check out the Ultimate Bundle Starter Kit Deal, offer ends March 31, so there is no time to waste.  Thanks for stopping by :)

    March 18, 2017

    Saying Goodbye...

    I don’t get real sentimental about my stamping supplies but there will definitely be a moment of silence for Mint Macaron.
    These colors officially retire the end of May, but if you have been around awhile you know they rarely make it that long. Most of our In Color stock sells out well before the end of the catalog.
    So NOW is the time to order your favorites……and trust me, there is no shame in stocking up!
    • Order in my online store HERE
    • Use Host Code BM3EZZM2
    • Spend $50 and receive a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice
    • And a free host gift - see details
    BONUS!!  When you purchase the 2015-2017 In Colors Stamp Pads (item 142234) I will also send you a
    FREE package of the 2015-2017 In Color Doilies (offer ends 3-31)

    March 16, 2017

    Paper Pumpkin Palooza!!!!!


    “Bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” is how Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass described the kit she designed for the April Paper Pumpkin.  Everyone gets a FREE gift from Sara inside their April Paper Pumpkin kit.  Subscribe (month to month or pre-paid options) by April 10 to get yours!
    Subscribe by March 31, and you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration products, with Paper Pumpkin, too.  Requires a minimum product order of $50 before shipping and tax – you CAN combine prepaid subscriptions with other Stampin’ Up! products on one order if you like.  Learn more below!
    Here are two great ways to save on Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kits as well as qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts.  See all the Sale-A-Bration gift possibilities below.

    3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55
    Get a discount on 3-month prepaid subscriptions and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!

    12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215
    Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts!

    This offer will end on March 31, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT)
    Consider giving a Paper Pumpkin subscription as a gift!
    Benefits of Paper Pumpkin:
    • Make a creative date!  The all-inclusive kits arrive conveniently at your door each month.
    • Each kit contains exclusive photopolymer stamp sets.
    • Simple!  Enjoy craft time you can count on without a lot of prep work or supplies.
    • Learn new techniques.
    • Create alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
    • Cards and coffee?  Get together with friends to assemble your kits every month.
    Take a look back at Paper Pumpkin 2016 in this video below!

    March 14, 2017

    Sunshine Wishes For #GDP078

    Today I played along with the Global Design Project #GDP078.  This week's sketch challenges was so fun!  So technically I didn't stamp anything, but using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits made a perfect layout for this sketch! 
    Head over to the Global Design Project Challenge and plan to play along and see all of the fun projects.   
    The color trio for this card came from the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper.  It is such a soft and pretty paper.  I also used the Falling Petals Embossing Folder for added texture in the background.  Both of these items are available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  Do you need a copy of the catalog, just click HERE to request your very own filled with lots of fun projects!

    Choose a free item when you spend $50 during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-bration until March 31.  See all the Free Sale-A-Bration item choices.  SHOP NOW
    Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Here are all the Stampin' Up! items I used on today's card: