Category Archives: Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

Are You Backing Up Your Photos??

Computer photos

Do you back up the photos that are on your computer or even on your phone?? Do you intend to do it just as soon as you get the laundry done, after your vacation, after dinner, after you buy an external hard drive, after you get a new computer, after you organize all your photos first??!

Yesterday I listened to a Facebook Live video (it was live the day before) by Becky Higgins, the founder of Project Life®. Stampin’ Up!, of course, has partnered with Becky and Project Life on kits using Stampin’ Up! exclusive colors to make memory-keeping easier so we “get it done”. But this isn’t about Project Life, nor even Becky Higgins.

I know we all assume our “stuff” is all safe on our computers, laptops and phones and hard drives crashing is something that happens to someone else. Well, on this video, you can hear how one of Becky’s employees, who DOES know better, had her external hard drive crash where she had thousands and thousands of photos stored. You’ll hear the very human story at the beginning of her realizing what had just happened. The good news is that as she searched the house she found a pile of old CD’s on which she had backed up photos a long time ago and previous hard drives and she took all these devices and probably retrieved most of her photos, as best she can remember, without paying a LOT of money to try to recover data on her external hard drive that crashed. The two ladies have many suggestions for how to keep your photos backed up in case anything happens, although, as they claim, they are not experts and different systems work better for other people, but at least you can get some real ideas and then do your own research.  If nothing else, maybe it will remind you that this is something in this digital world, that we need to do in exchange for the convenience of all this computer stuff! As they say, if your hard drive hasn’t crashed yet, it will! Sometime!

Watch this recorded Facebook Live Video on Becky Higgin’s Facebook Page and start thinking about your digital photos and files and what would be best for you to do to protect them!  If you aren’t on Facebook, it probably will eventually be on her YouTube channel.

Back Up Your Photos! Don’t lose them!!

Time to Scrapbook Those Christmas Photos Easily With Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

We all have those photos on our phones and cameras from the holidays, so let’s get those printed (doesn’t have to be all of them!) and do something with them that we and our family can enjoy and SEE! Put them in some kind of album and do a little journaling (YES, in your OWN handwriting!) while you remember the dates and stories. I promise you will appreciate having this in a few years and your family will really appreciate this years from now when they look back! The easiest system to use is Project Life by Stampin’ Up!!

You can do traditional scrapbooking and make it as fancy as you want, and if that’s what you like and have time for, do it! But if you feel intimidated by that, then just print out some photos, slip them into the Project Life Photo Pocket Pages  and add some cards for decoration and/or journaling. Project Life by Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy! And the card kit and accessory packs make it so easy and fun!

Becky Higgins is the founder of Project Life and has partnered with Stampin’ Up! with products that coordinate with our colors. Even Becky Higgins, the famous scrapbooker, advocates just getting some photos into an album, don’t fuss over it. You don’t have to even add the embellishments and make it all fancy, JUST slip some photos in the pockets, add some journaling….DONE. Just do it! Just do something simple.  You will be glad you did.

You can probably find sales on photo printing at your local drugstore right now or other places so we should all pause and get those photos printed.  Once you’ve done that, then just slip them into the pockets. Becky even really pares down her photo choices, which is something I would have to work on because I love to use ALL the photos! It’s too difficult, too many choices that way! Just choose a few. Before you know it, you will have an easy album of your holidays or your December, or your year!  Whatever you want!

You might already have some Project Life supplies in your stash, but if you don’t and would like to order some, just click HERE for the main page to start selecting your items!

While you are sitting around today waiting to get ready for that New Year’s Even party, or better yet, if you are staying home and relaxing, either get some photos printed or go through a box you already have. Becky says to start with what you are the most excited about.

Watch this video of Donna from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office show you how to use Project Life! It will give you lots of ideas!

Have a safe, happy and fun New Year’s Eve!

Spend Time Looking at Old Family Photos Together With Your Family at Christmas

Old Family Photos

With Christmas coming up and families gathering together, I was thinking that spending time looking at old family photos together with your family might be a wonderful activity to share! The holidays and family gatherings might be a perfect time to pull out a box of old photos and go through them with your relatives or even just your own children.  If you are lucky enough to still have your parents with you and have other family members in your life, particularly older ones, see how many photos they can identify for you of people from the past. When you get out the boxes of random old photos you probably have in an closet somewhere, you most likely will find a lot of them with no names or dates on the back.

Recently a relative sent me a box of random photos that she found going through things in her mother-in-law’s house. She was able to identify that this batch of photos belonged to my maternal grandmother and sent them to me. What a surprise and thrill to get these old photos, even though I already have plenty!

As much as I think it is a good idea to have scrapbooks and albums and some kind of organization for any photos, looking through just a random assortment of photos is really fun! Just in this box of photos I received, there are very old photos of relatives, probably at least early 1900’s, then maybe pictures of my brother and me as babies, then back to some older relative, then pictures in my other grandma’s backyard with both grandmas, then a toy my grandpa built for my brother, then probably the house my grandpa grew up in in Chicago, then maybe a photo Christmas card of my mother’s friend’s children, and then back to my brother’s confirmation or my parents’ wedding photos. So fun! I would say that most of them have no names or dates on them. A lot of them I can at least identify the people but have no idea of the dates or sometimes places.

Some of the older photos are printed on the backside of a postcard! But except for one or two, there is no writing on the postcard!

Old Photos Post Card

Speaking of handwriting, because I can recognize my mother’s handwriting or my grandparents, I can decipher if a photo just says “Mother” on the back and I know it’s my mother’s handwriting, then I know that’s an old photo of my grandmother! I just hate that people are ashamed of their “bad” handwriting or that these days there isn’t even much handwriting with computers, yet I feel something viscerally when I see someone’s handwriting that I recognize. I think handwriting is so special, and I don’t think many people appreciate that! We’re missing something as a generation when we email everything or print out labels on the computer or order Christmas cards with family names already printed on them and no note, no handwritten signature.

Another thing I treasure in these old photos, is getting a glimpse inside my great-grandmother’s living room, or my grandma’s kitchen, or my great-aunt’s backyard!  Even though the photo is almost always about the person in the picture, it’s the background in the photo that sometimes is the fascinating part! In some cases, I now have that lamp or that table or candy dish in my own house. I love the reminder of what my grandparents’ houses or the house I grew up in looked like on the inside!

Think about the photos you have right now, whether printed out or scanned or on a “device”. Think about your grandchildren or great-grandchildren looking at these exact photos 75 or 100 years from now. What are those people going to know or learn about your photos? Do any of them identify the subjects in the photo or have any dates? It’s a big task to keep up with all this, but think about someone coming across a box in your attic of all your photo albums, scrapbooks, or random photos thrown in a photo box from the craft store years and years from now. What will you want them to know about these photos if you aren’t there to explain them?

Whether you choose traditional scrapbooking or something like Project Life or some other system or organizing and identifying your photos, do something. If you have your relatives with your over the holidays, let them look through some old photos and identify the subjects or even just tell you the stories that they know. (And I would daresay write it down because you will not remember everything!) If it is just your children, let them look through the photos with you so perhaps they can get a sense of their ancestors or even just their own baby or growing up photos and tell them the stories while YOU remember!

Just some things to think about if you are going to be with relatives and family members over the holidays!  You might be surprised how much some might enjoy looking at your old photos, bringing back memories or hearing or relating the old stories.  If you don’t have old photos, go through your own photos, because someday your photos are going to be the vintage ones!

Make a December Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Album Now


December will be here before we know it, so be prepared to document your December days or even the holidays with a Project Life album all ready to go!  Nothing could be easier or cuter! Watch how Donna Griffith from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office goes about making hers with the Project Life Hello December 2016 Card Collection and Accessory Pack. If you want to keep it super simple, just use the cards and your photos.  You can always go back and get fancy with embellishments later, just get the photos and some journaling into an album right away. However, the Accessory Pack is a cute bag of goodies, you just might want it on hand regardless! This is the album that Donna refers to in the video, the Emerald Envy 6″ x 8″ Project Life Album.

Here is a link to the template she shares:  Project LIfe Template

Watch the video below by Holly at the Home Office and find out more about the Project Life Hello December 2016 Card Collection and Accessory Pack.  They are so much fun!

To order any of these Project Life products and others, please visit the Project Life section in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Stampin’ Up! Offers Galore!

Special Offers September 15-21 2016

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Special Offers good today, September 15-21. This is the last group of Special Offers for now so check them out!

There are a few other versions available in French, too.

Whether you are doing any Project Life memory-keeping with the cards and accessory packs, they are just so cute and fun to own! You can use them to make cards or even framed art and other projects!

The Hello Lovely cards are ESPECIALLY beautiful!  You should get these just to have and maybe sometime in the future you will try Project Life memory-keeping or other papercrafting projects!!Project Life Hello Lovely Cards

You can see these cards and the Hello Lovely Accessory Pack on this video and see how you can use them in the pocket pages for scrapbooking or memory-keeping, or the new way Pam Morgan from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office uses these products as “mail art”!

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Bargains!! Stampin’ Up! Bargains on the Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Banner 2016

Wow! This is how to start off your day!! Tons of Stampin’ Up! products added to the Clearance Rack today!

RUN, don’t walk to check them out and don’t hesitate to order if you see things you want! Products only available while supplies last. Lots of ribbon! Designer Papers! The Black Spider Web Doilies from last year! Punches! Lots of things!

Shop the Clearance Rack NOW!  Don’t delay!

Also:  Special Offers available today and tomorrow!

Thoughtful Branches still available, too!

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Is Ready For You!

Holiday Catalog 2016 Banner

Today is the day!  It’s September 1st (can you believe it?!) and the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is LIVE!

SHOP THE HOLIDAY CATALOG HERE!

VIEW THE HOLIDAY CATALOG HERE!

Special Offers Week 1

AND Special Offers September 1-7! (Kind of like the old Weekly Deals!) Add these to your order!

New offers Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 also. Don’t know what they are yet, though!  You will love the Enamel Shapes!  Think about the Metallic Enamel Shapes, the star shapes, for the tops of Christmas trees!Stampin' Up! Holiday Houses

Go check out the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog now!  Let me know what you think! If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you are working with currently, contact me and I would be happy to mail you a catalog!

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For Your Viewing Pleasure: Holiday Catalog Videos by Stampin’ Up!

What could be more fun that watching videos using some of the new products in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog?!  Usually these are saved until after the catalog goes live, but this year Stampin’ Up! has released them early for all of you!

This new Holiday Catalog is so full of new products that 10 videos don’t even cover everything! But you will get a good idea while you wait for your catalog to arrive! One of my customers told me she received her catalog today so they must be on their way!

Once you watch the video above, the next one will appear.  But if you want to see the page where all the videos are or choose which ones you want to watch, just click HERE.

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1, 2016. Amazingly, August is half over so September is not far behind! It won’t be long!

If you are new to me and aren’t working with a Demonstrator currently, just email me with your contact information and I would be happy to mail you a catalog when they come out. Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com.  You will love this catalog!!  It will be online Sept. 1st as well.

If you can’t wait until September 1st to order, you may want to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator yourself!  We Demonstrators have been able to do a pre-order and you could too!  It only takes minutes to sign up!  Join the Stampin’ Up! family!  Let me know if you have any questions I can answer for you!

Enjoy the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog videos!!

Try Project Life by Stampin’ Up! for Memory-Keeping

Project Life Banner 2016

One of the really fun and cute products, I think, in the Stampin’ Up! Product Line is Project Life by Stampin’ Up! You can choose from cards like you see in the photo above that decorate your pocket pages or give you a place to do some journaling.  I think it is SO important to do some journaling IN YOUR OWN HANDWRITING, I don’t care how bad you think your handwriting is!! (Getting on my soap box here!) When I see someone’s personal handwriting, I see the person. This is all the more relevant when looking at old letters, scrapbooks, memorabilia, etc. But back to Project Life! Besides the cards that come in a cute box, you can use the coordinating stamps and the oh so fun Accessory Pack of the cutest little embellishments to use, if you want, on your pocket cards. You can even buy just the Accessory Pack if you want some extra embellishments for your regular card-making or projects!  Lots of choose from!  And be sure to get the Journaling Pens!

Try Project Life for your Memory Keeping today!

Project Life for a Child’s Summer Vacation Activity

Project Life by Stampin' Up! Banner

Stampin’ Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins to bring you Project Life products in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. It makes a simple way to get your photos into albums by just slipping them in the pocket pages and adding Project Life cards. Add a bit of journaling and maybe some embellishments if you like, but it’s much easier and simpler than traditional scrapbooking.

On their blog today, Stampin’ Up! has an article about getting your kids off their devices during the summer and having them work on a Project Life album, perhaps chronicling their school year or whatever they like.  Project Life is simple enough even for kids! Surely the rest of us could do it as well!!

Watch the appearance of a mom from Stampin’ Up! and her daughter on a local Utah TV show encouraging parents to give their children some alternative ideas for summer fun besides being in the digital world constantly. Click HERE to watch the show segment!

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Paper Pumpkin January 2016 by Stampin’ Up!

Don’t look if you haven’t received or opened your Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit yet!

Mine is still unopened in the box, but it was a busy week and I think this weekend might be a good time for some Paper Pumpkin time! Don’t delay too long with your kit as there is a time factor involved! And I have to remind myself of this, too — you can use the stamp set that comes in the kit for other stamping projects! I often use it for the kit project and then put it away!  I missed out on using the greetings in one kit on other cards for a holiday because I just didn’t think about it!  Some people store their photopolymer Paper Pumpkin stamps in the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Photo Pocket Pages and then in an album for easy access. I think I need to get organized and do that!

OK, so if you are still reading then you probably want to see what the Stampin’ Up! January 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit is all about!  Here is the Stampin’ Up! video that shows how to put the kit together. Keep in mind, with each kit you can follow the directions….or not!  Sometimes you can make part of the kit as they describe and then make alternate projects with the remainder of the pieces.  It just depends. Each month’s  kit is different! And I love that Stampin’ Up! provides a video to watch, if you want, for each kit. So besides reading the directions, you can also watch how to make the kit.

If you would like to receive a Paper Pumpkin Kit in your mailbox once a month (or whenever you choose), the best deal right now during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion is to order the 3-Month Prepaid Subscription and save $5. This will qualify you for a free Sale-A-Bration item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure! I recommend adding some other products to your order because you will be paying the normal $6.95 minimum Stampin’ Up! shipping for your free SAB item. Might as well get some adhesive and Paper Snips or ribbon or cardstock along with it to make the shipping worthwhile! That’s my opinion anyway!

When you order before the 10th of any month, you will receive that month’s kit!  So order before February 10th and get the February kit.  Order later in February and you will receive the March kit.  Whatever you prefer.  Once you have subscribed, if you want to pause (or, heaven forbid, cancel!) your subscription, just do it before the 10th of the month because Paper Pumpkin starts shipping out around the middle of the month.

You can order extras for gifts! On the prepaid kits, you will receive an email from Stampin’ Up! telling you have to set up and activate your account with a special code.

If you prefer, there is still the monthly subscription HERE.

Either way, I think you will really enjoy the thrill of getting that Paper Pumpkin box in your mail every month!  And who doesn’t need some “happy mail” once a month!

Save $5 on a 3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription

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Don’t forget the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for this week and always check the Clearance Rack! And for every $50 you spend with Stampin’ Up! through March 31, 2016 you will get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! (Some products are only available until February 15th and then a few new products will be introduced!)

Cyber Monday! Stampin’ Up! Flash Sale & Online Extravaganza Last Day!

Stampin' Up! Flash Sale Nov 30 2015

It’s Cyber Monday and today is the last day for the full Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza, plus a Flash Sale all day today (while supplies last!)!

Be sure to use the Bundle numbers to order.

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 50% Off

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Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 40% Off

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Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 30% Off

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Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 20% Off

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See the whole PDF list of the sale HERE!

My Recommendations (hard to choose!): 

Shop the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza HERE now all day,

while supplies last!

Project Life Let’s Get Away Bundle

Project Life Let's Get Away Bundle

Summer vacation is coming to an end soon with the start of school!  Are your photos just on your phone and you’re only going to enjoy them when you happen to scroll through your pictures looking for something else?

I have a better solution! Print those photos right away! Then order the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Let’s Get Away Bundle and save 15%. Also order an album or at least the Page Protectors, whatever size you like. Maybe start with a Variety Pack of 6″ x 8″Choose the photos you want to include and insert them into the pockets. Add the Project Life cards and some journaling. If you want, add some stamping and maybe embellishments with the Accessory Pack included in the Bundle! Such cute items in there always!  These Project Life products are nearly irresistible!!

I’m working on choosing my vacation photos to be printed.  And then I’ll use Project Life to make a fun scrapbook of our trip! Easy with no scrapbook page designing. But if you do like traditional scrapbooking, you can still use some of the Project Life cards and embellishments on your traditional pages.

You’ll have fun preserving your memories and enjoy the feeling of satisfaction once your album is complete. And if you haven’t gone on your trip yet, make the basics of the album first and it will be ready to just add your photos and journaling when you get home!

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Jump Into Project Life By Stampin’ Up! With Moments Like These

Project Life Moments Like These Cards

Stampin’ Up!, as you know, has partnered with Becky Higgins and Project Life to provide us with these wonderful kits for memory-keeping! These special kits coordinate with our Stampin’ Up! colors and come with an optional accessory pack plus coordinating stamp set. When you buy the Bundle (the card collection, the accessory pack and the stamp set) you save 15%!

The Project Life by Stampin’ Up! system is easy!  Just gather your photos, insert them into the pocket pages, add some of the cards to decorate or explain, write in some journaling, and you are done!  Now if you like, add some stamping and add some embellishments with any of your stamping supplies or use the too cute accessory pack that coordinates with each card collection. Do as little or as much as you like.

Stampin’ Up! and Becky Higgins featured the new Moments Like These set on their blogs! Check out Becky’s post HERE.

Today Is The Day! New Stampin’ Up! Catalog Goes Live!

New Stampin' Up! Catalog 2015-16

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for!  What can be more exciting than a new Stampin’ Up! Catalog?! It is live today, June 2nd. Please be patient if you are ordering today. I know from experience on such a big day there are often computer glitches and high traffic, but usually if you wait a bit, sometimes half a second, sometimes a couple hours, things will settle down and you can catch a break and get in. I know Stampin’ Up! wants the experience to go smoothly for everyone, but we can all understand the excitement of the first day of a new catalog!

New Stampin’ Up! 2015-16 Annual Catalog PDF

Stampin’ Up! Online Store

Today, June 2nd, is the ONLY day you can order from the outgoing Stampin’ Up! Catalog, the Occasions Catalog (also the last day for this catalog), and/or the NEW Catalog! Any carry-over products from the old catalog that are in the new catalog, if there is a price increase, will be the old price. Also, if you have a large order ($150 or more) or workshop with friends, and you order on June 2nd, you will receive the same Hostess benefits you are accustomed to. Beginning June 3rd, these change a bit.

  • If you can’t find a category for an outgoing product, just put it in the search box.  The categories are made for the new catalog – ie. Digital.

Here are some new catalog updates from Stampin’ Up!

  • We’ve identified a sizing error with two of our Designer Series Paper Stacks, and have opted to not offer the following two collections at catalog launch:
    138435: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
    138436: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
    We do not expect a long delay in getting these items up to our quality standards and will let you know as soon as they are made available for ordering.
  • The Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (item 140406; p. 80 and p. 155) will not be available for purchase until July 2015.
  • Page 110: Item #138946
    Under the Project Kit header at the top of the page, the Tin of Cards Stamp Set price is incorrectly listed as $16.00. The correct price is $17.00.
  • Page 142 Item #139003 Sahara Sand is incorrectly listed as one of the colors in the Bohemian Cardstock Pack. The correct color is Delightful Dijon.

My Digital Studio Banner 2015

And let’s not forget My Digital Studio!!!  I feel very sad that this is the end of MDS. I was at the Convention when they announced it and demonstrated it and ordered the software as soon as it was released. I think the original price was $80 so if you can buy it now for $13.97, you know you are REALLY getting a deal!  The software comes with a tremendous amount of content and you can choose any other downloads you would like, including some Project Life cards and stamp brushes (stamps). Today is the last day to make any purchases, of the software or any downloads you want, or order any printing you want done, but support has been extended until June 9th. If you want just a few downloads, you can use them with other design software on your computer – for example you could print a stamp greeting and use it on a card. I will have more information for what follows for MDS users a little later.

JOIN THE STAMPIN’ UP! FAMILY

JOIN Stampin’ Up! June 2 – 30 and receive TWO FREE STAMP SETS of your choice with the purchase of the Starter Kit for $99 (choose $125 worth of merchandise for your kit!). You will love being a part of Stampin’ Up! and you can choose to build your business in the manner that works for you and your family.

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal June 2 2015

 

Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com today if you have any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Remember, today only you can order old and new merchandise! What a fun day!!

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for April 28, 2015

 

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal April 28 2015

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Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for today, April 28 through Monday, May 4, 2015. Wow, is it really going to be May so soon??! Three fun punches, especially the Sweetheart Punch for hearts.  Hearts are like stars – you can always use them!! I just used the Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape on my card I posted yesterday. This is your chance to get the Fry Box Die at a discount which will make all kinds of cute projects! Pick up some of the gorgeous Hello Honey ribbon before it is gone! And if you haven’t yet tried the Fast Fuse Adhesive, you might want to give it a try with the discount. It might take awhile to get the hang of this adhesive, but I think I have it now and I’m liking it. It’s a little more temperamental than SNAIL Adhesive, but it sticks really well.

Click on the photo or links above to shop.  You can add these items to a regular order along with any current, retired or Clearance Rack products.

You can also add My Digital Studio software or downloads to your order! Remember, My Digital Studio (MDS) is going away, but it doesn’t mean you can’t own it and use it. If you buy the software you will have PLENTY of content to keep you busy for a long time, but you can also choose any of the extra and newer downloads that appeal to you. The good thing about MDS downloads is there is no shipping charge and you can access them immediately!

And I would especially suggest you get the Project Life digital downloads! Not only can you scrapbook and make other projects digitally with these, but if you own the physical card kit and want more copies of a certain card, you will be able to print your own with these downloads.

All MDS downloads are discounted 30%!

Check out the Stampin’ Up! Retired List!

Shop all these great deals at Stampin’ Up! Online!

 

This Is It, Stampers! Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2015 Catalog

Remember soon after Christmas when we were so excited to see new non-holiday stuff, the new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure announcing the biggest promotion of the Stampin’ Up! year?! And now today Sale-A-Bration, at least, comes to an end!

In case you are new to Stampin’ Up!, Sale-A-Bration allows you to choose a FREE product from any of the Sale-A-Bration choices with every $50 that you spend with Stampin’ Up!  Buy $50 in merchandise from Stampin’ Up!, choose one free SAB item!  Buy $100 in stamping supplies from Stampin’ Up!, get two free SAB items! Spend $150 in stamps, paper, ink or accessories and get 3 free SAB products PLUS $25 in Hostess Dollars to buy MORE! No limit to Sale-A-Bration items! You have all day today to shop, but don’t wait until the very last minute!  Expect the Online Store to be slow at times and there could be some glitches.  BUT probably better than years ago!

Here are your Sale-A-Bration Choices:

Sale-A-Bration Original Brochure

New Sale-A-Bration Choices

Even More Sale-A-Bration Choices

If you are undecided about your purchases and need a suggestion or want more SAB items, here’s an idea!  You can order the prepaid 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription (or more), save $5 on the price, and since it is over $50, earn a free Sale-A-Bration item! Just add it to your regular order. Once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you will have access to any available past kits if there is something you liked that you missed.

Paper Pumpkin Logo 3 mon Prepaid SAB

You can also purchase My Digital Studio downloads for a little extra (get the Project Life downloads and be able to print out more cards for your memory-keeping!).  Check the Clearance Rack.  Check the New Arrivals (the newest stamp sets introduced recently).

Some people simply stock up on card stock, ink refills, adhesives, or order In Colors or anything they think might be retiring soon and beat the rush!

There are some Stampin’ Up! products that are not able to be ordered today because the backorder is so long, Stampin’ Up! has turned off the product number.  This is only so the customers don’t have to be frustrated with an undetermined wait time due to circumstances beyond SU’s control. So if you try to order something that you KNOW is current and it won’t come up, that could be why. These can change, for better or worse, at any time. It’s rotten that it has happened during Sale-A-Bration. But that’s life! Just make another choice for now and perhaps your desired product will become available a little later on.

And here are the new Weekly Deals for March 31 – April 4, 2015:

Weekly Deal Mar 31 2015

Pretty exciting to see the Big Shot Magnetic Platform on the Weekly Deals!  I use mine all the time with my Framelits. I love the Word Bubbles Framelits, they just look fun to me when I use mine! Good items discounted this week!  Put them on your Sale-A-Bration order today!!

Time to shop! Go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and put in your order.  Then choose your FREE Sale-A-Bration items and add them to your order.  The website will prompt you if you forget. Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com if you have any problems or questions or need me to put your order in for you. Remember, the earlier you can get your order in, the better. Just in case there are any glitches with all the last minutes orders going in today!

Happy Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online HERE Today for Sale-A-Bration Rewards!!  Last Chance!!

Happy Cyber Monday! Last Two Days of Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!

Project Life by Stampin' Up! Bundle

Two days left of the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza and today has these two Doorbusters available, while supplies last! (Sorry, Blendabilities sold out quickly!)  If you have ever wondered about Project Life, a quick and easy memory-keeping solution.  Just slip your photos and any of these cards and embellishments into pocket pages, perhaps do a little journaling, and you have your special memories recorded.

Project Life Bundle – 15% Off  #140352
Black Leather 12″ x 12″ Project Life Album (135292)
Design 1 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (135295)
Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection (135830)
Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack (135832)
Project Life Holiday Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set (135188)

Stampin' Up! Gift Box Bundle

Gift Box Bundle! #140353 Save 30%! This bundle (retail value $17.85) includes these amazing products:
* Tiny Treat Boxes
* Decorative Window Gift Boxes
* Takeout Boxes

You can make so many cute projects and of course wrap gifts in these nice gift boxes!

Click HERE to see the whole Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza List PDF!

A BONUS for you!  Place any order today or tomorrow and receive a PDF of some easy Christmas projects from ME!

Bonus

Click HERE to shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

I’m happy to put your order in for you, if you prefer!

Sneak Peek!! Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza 2014 – Starts Monday!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2014

Get your Wish List ready because the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza begins on Monday! Get Hot Deals Monday, November 24 through Tuesday, December 2, 2014. There will be discounts on select products and bundles, Plus DOORBUSTERS on the first day and again on Monday, Dec. 1st! You don’t want to miss them!

Click HERE to print out or view the Online Extravaganza List!

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Don’t let the term “Online Extravaganza” scare you off if you don’t like putting your order in online. Just contact me and I can put it in for you!

Print out your list, think about it over the weekend and be ready to get your deals on Monday! Let me know if you have any questions that I can answer for you!

Click Here:  Karen’s Stampin’ Up! Online Store

Hello December Project Life® Card Collection by Stampin’ Up!

Be sure to check out the Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Supplement! I’d especially recommend the new Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products! You can use these cards and accessories to make scrapbook pages using the Project Life pocket pages system OR use them on traditional scrapbook pages. The products are not limited to scrapbooking and memory-keeping!  Use them on cards or other projects for the holidays.  You will be so inspired just to hold the cards in your hands and play!  Watch the video below for some real inspiration! It shows the Hello December Project Life Card Collection and the Hello December Project Life Accessory Pack  I know it will make you want to get out some photos and make some pages and projects!

Find the Holiday Supplement Products here in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.