November 28, 2019

Black Friday Goodie Bag!

I am offering a special Black Friday Deal just for you.  Get a FREE Stamping Serenity Black Friday Goodie Bag when you are one of the first 25 people to place an online order on Friday, November 29 using the BLACK FRIDAY HOST CODE KDQNDKMC.  

Each Goodie Bag will have a product value of $50


PLEASE NOTE: Your online order must total $25 or more and include the Black Friday Host Code KDQNDKMC.  All Black Friday orders that receive the goodie bag will not be eligible for the November free item.  Limit 1 Goodie Bag per person. The Black Friday Goodie Bag is redeemable through orders made with Jennifer Michalski only.

If you receive a Black Friday Goodie Bag and you find a golden ticket inside, snap a picture of it and email it to with your name and mailing address.  Three Golden Tickets will be placed randomly in the Goodie Bags.
Surf your way to free stuff!  
Stamping Serenity Surfboard Rewards is my way of personally saying “thank you” to my returning customers.  For every increment of $25 of product purchased, you earn one Stamping Serenity Surfboard.

You may choose Stampin’ Up! products from any current Stampin’ Up! Catalog when you redeem your Surfboard Rewards Card. 
Download & Print Your Rewards Card HERE

Redeem Your Surfboard Rewards Now

November 18, 2019

Happy Mail Monday!

It's Happy Mail Day!  I feel so blessed to be able to share such beautiful cards and projects that I receive in the mail each week from various stamping friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)
 Received from Brenda - See instructions HERE
 Received from Ellen
 Received from Tyler
 Received from Peggy
Received from Rosalie
Check out the Pinterest board that showcases all of the cards that have been featured each week!

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."

November 15, 2019

OnStage Highlights!

The Stampin’ Up! On-Stage event will be held this weekend at various venues through the world.  I am not able to attend, but highlights will include rewards and recognition, new product reveals and a chance to pre-order from the Occasions Catalog (as well as earn Sale-A-Bration freebies).  The customer sale period for both begins Jan. 3, 2020.  
Stampin’ Up! does a wonderful job honoring demonstrators with recognition and rewards.  I’m so grateful to my customers, team and stamping friends.  I ended up being #64 overall globally (that’s the whole wide world of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators)!
I also get to celebrate with these members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community being in the Stampin’ Up! Global Top 100, too!  I’m so proud of all of them and consider them my stamping family!
BE A PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL!  PURCHASE THE $99 STARTER KIT THOUGH ME and become a member of my Stamping Serenity Team.  

CLICK HERE to learn how to purchase the kit and enjoy discounts, benefits (be 1st to order new products) and exclusive resources here!  No risk.  No pressure to sell or host workshops.  I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!

November 13, 2019

Stampin' Pretty Pals November Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop!  We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Layer It Up” showcasing our favorite Designer Series Paper and embellishments.  You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
For this card I used some of my absolute favorite design series paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog called Let It Snow!  It is so much fun and glittery with snowmen, hats, mittens and the lot.  I added some special embellishments from the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit, that comes with felt hats, gloves and scarves; along with the fixings to make your snowman stand out with coal buttons and carrot noses.
The sentiment comes from the stamp set called Rustic Retreat and is stamped in Silver Shimmer Delicata ink and punched out using the Pretty Label Punch.  I also used the Stylish Scroll embossing folder on the black layer and then added some Silver Shimmer Delicata ink to that as well.  Layering is one of my favorite ways to give your card dimension.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team.  My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 11th, for our Retirement Fun Fold Party when our Design Team showcase projects using retiring products from the Holiday Catalog with a fun fold card. Don’t miss the fun!
Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    3. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
    4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
    5. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
    6. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
    8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
    10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity - YOU ARE HERE
    11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    13. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    14. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    19. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
    20. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
    21. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
    22. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
    23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
                                                  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this card:

                                                  November 6, 2019

                                                  Sad News – Purple Posy Ink to be Discontinued from Stampin' Up!

                                                  Please be sure to read why it is being discontinued. Even though I'm sad to see this go, I love that SU will not keep a product on the market that doesn't meet their quality standards. There's also info here on what to do if you suspect your Purple Posy ink is defective.

                                                  {From Stampin Up 11/5/2019}
                                                  Despite our efforts to resolve issues with Purple Posy ink, we have learned that the ink color is still shifting over time. This means that the color is coordinating more loosely than we typically allow with our colors. Due to these ongoing challenges, we have decided to discontinue Purple Posy classic ink. As of November 5, 2019, the following items will no longer be available to purchase:
                                                  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 150084)
                                                  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 150091)
                                                  • 2019–2021 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment (item 150087)
                                                  We are unable to replace Purple Posy ink pads for customers or demonstrators who have already received them. However, anyone with concerns regarding the color shifting properties of their Purple Posy ink pads may contact Demonstrator Support 1-800-STAMPUP and we can offer a $7.50 coupon code as compensation. The coupon codes will expire on January 1, 2020.
                                                  All of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive ink colors are run through a vigorous series of tests to get ahead of challenges like this, and to ensure colors are accurate and meet our standards of coordination. Purple Posy did pass regular testing standards in time-simulating ovens, but we have now identified that it fell short when it came to actual time passing. The color begins to shift once the ink has rested in the ink pad for about six weeks.
                                                  It is rare for Stampin’ Up! or our ink manufacturer to have such persistent issues with ink; Purple Posy has certainly been an anomaly. We completed full testing on 11 distinct batches of Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink before releasing the current version. We are now confident that no additional efforts would uphold our coordination needs over time. We appreciate your patience as we have worked through this manufacturing difficulty and regret that we are unable to share better news.
                                                  We are dedicated to serving you the best we can, even in situations like this. We have a full line of fantastic colors and products that we offer that contribute to beautiful crafting and superb coordination. We continue to be committed to offering color coordination across all our product lines.

                                                  November 1, 2019

                                                  November Host Code

                                                  In November when you place an online order of $25 or more with me and use the host code USPE643B you will receive the Shimmery Crystal Effects from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog
                                                  SHOP NOW and don't forget to enter your
                                                   NOVEMBER Host Code 

                                                  This HOST CODE will be good until November 30, 2019
                                                  Limit 1 host code gift per month, host code gifts are only available through Jennifer Michalski, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

                                                  HOW TO EARN MY FREE PRODUCT:
                                                  $25 through $149.99 ORDER: ADD HOST CODE: USPE643B for orders under $150 (before tax and shipping). To receive your shopping spree dollars, you MUST include this host code. See below on where to add your host code when ordering on-line. 

                                                  $150 plus ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE. You will automatically qualify for the shopping spree dollars as well as earn Stampin' Rewards.  

                                                  WHERE TO APPLY THE HOST CODE TO YOUR ORDER: Add items to your shopping bag. Click the shopping bag link. Enter the host code (USPE643B) in the box, then click apply.

                                                  Please note:  Orders that are listed as "No Contact" will not be eligible for the free item, as I have no way of seeing a name or mailing address.