An Update

Hi friends! Boy, has my blog been quiet lately! My apologies, but are you ready for the reason?

All of my kids are happy and healthy and we are enjoying our summer!

This time last year, our daughter had life saving open heart surgery, our youngest was recovering from a surgery to repair a minor birth defect and our oldest son was in the hospital with a brutal illness that doctors could not solve. It lasted 10 long, nightmarish months. We were told he would most likely never talk or swallow again and he did not even know his own name.

But,

An army of people responded with cards and meals and prayers and he is 100% better now!

He is truly a living miracle. Did I tell you that I placed my hand on his chest and called his name when he stopped breathing three different times, and three different times the response team at the hospital swooped in and helped him start breathing again. The news just kept getting worse. He lost the ability to talk or swallow and had excruciating muscle tremors that shook his whole body. Now, he is talking about finally starting college in the fall and he is really loving life. I call him the man of steal.

The photo above was taken at the 5k that Thomas and I ran together. What a day that was. My boy, talking my leg off just like he used to. My joy was overflowing.

To all of you who reached out in support, thank you. A thousand thank yous, in fact. Every message, every card, every prayer meant the world to me and helped to light the way when I had no idea how to keep going.

Along with enjoying the summer with my kids, I’m also busy designing the September Stamp of the Month Club and a Christmas Tag Class To Go, and if you have ever placed an order with me, your Holiday Catalog is on the way! (They are going by bulk mail and take awhile to arrive, so don’t worry if yours has not arrived yet.)

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

Lots of Love Tags

Hi friends, how are you today?

Here are some tags I made this month for our Stamp of the Month Club members. It’s so much fun to design a tag each month. These took a little longer because of all the fussy cutting, but those layered flowers were worth it, don’t you think?

And that shimmer ribbon- isn’t it so pretty?

Stampin’ Supplies: (Click on any item below for easy, online shopping.)

 
Thanks for stopping by today. It’s always fun to share with you.

 

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

 

August Stamp of the Month Club- Lemon Zest

Hi friends! how are you today?

Have you heard about the Stamp of the Month Club here at Stampin’ 365? Each month, club members receive a fabulous Stampin’ Up! stamp set and all the paper supplies to create four exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95, (or $14.95 for just the card supplies.) Everything is pre-cut, neatly packaged and comes with typed directions. Club members just add ink and adhesive. (I even include a handmade gift tag, created to match, just for you from thankful me!)

The August club features the Lemon Zest stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Isn’t that big lemon gorgeous?

For these cards, I stamped it on watercolor paper and used my aqua painter to blend the color. You can see the Lemon Zest bundle in the link below. The club comes with the stamp set option, the punch would cost extra and can be added on.

 

Here is the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! color combo:

 

 

Would you like to find out more about how you can become part of the Stamp of the Month Club? Click here and if you’re ready to join, email me at stampin365@gmail.com to sign up today! (The deadline is August 5th.)

In the club and already have the set? No Problem! Just email me at stampin365@gmail.com with the substitution of your choice (up to $26) by the first of July.

Need the matching punch? Email me, because you can bundle it with the stamp set and save 10%!

Don’t miss out on your chance to make these fun cards for your stash.

Happy stampin’ friend,

Michelle

 

Sign up to be a demonstrator and receive a $72 essentials pack FREE!

Have you ever considered becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?

If so, there has NEVER been a better time!

During the month of July, Stampin’ Up! will give new demonstrators an essentials kit valued at $72.00. This off extends to former demonstrators who decide to sign back up!

The starter kit is already an amazing deal. You receive $125 of the products of your choice and a business supply pack worth $50 for just $99 and NOW you will also receive the essential items below. (With TWO of the Clear D blocks to get you off to a great start!)

Supply List

And just look at the gorgeous images in the free stamp set:
 The Carols of Christmas stamp set is not available for customers to order until August, but as a new demonstrator, you will receive the perk of getting your hands on sets early, and this one is free! Three cheers for free stamps!
Would you like to know more about purchasing your starter kit and becoming a demonstrator? Click here for more details.
 
Have questions? Ready to sign up? Contact me today! I want you on my team!
 
Happy stampin’ friends,

 

Michelle

Thank You Tags With Swirly Scribbles

Hi friends! How are you today?

Here is a recent gift tag I created for our June Stamp of the Month Club members. The versatility of the Swirly Scribbles dies is wonderful. I got the idea for this lollipop from Michele Reynolds when I did a google search. You can see her beautiful card, which inspired me to create these tags here.

Creating a tag for each of our club members is something I look forward to every month. It’s one way I can show my appreciation and hopefully brighten their day!

Don’t they look pretty, all lined up and ready to mail out? Happy mail is my specialty!

Would you like a chance to receive your own happy mail, complete with a handmade gift tag? Scroll down to the next post to see July’s Stamp of the month Club then read abut the Stamp of the Month Club here.

Ready to sign up? Email me at stampin365@gmail.com to sign up today!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

July Stamp of the Month Club: Lots of Love

Hi friends! how are you today?

Have you heard about the Stamp of the Month Club here at Stampin’ 365? Each month, club members receive a fabulous Stampin’ Up! stamp set and all the paper supplies to create four exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95, (or $14.95 for just the card supplies.) Everything is pre-cut, neatly packaged and comes with typed directions. Club members just add ink and adhesive. (I even include a handmade gift tag, created to match, just for you from thankful me!)

July’s club features the band new Lots of Love stamp set, which you are sure to LOVE!

Isn’t that big Sending Love stamp gorgeous?!?

Click on the image below to see this fabulous set:

Supply List

And don’t you just love these fun, fresh colors, which are perfect for summer?

 

Would you like to find out more about how you can become part of the Stamp of the Month Club? Click here and if you’re ready to join, email me at stampin365@gmail.com to sign up today! (Deadline is July 5th.)

In the club and already have the set? No Problem! Just email me at stampin365@gmail.com with the substitution of your choice (up to $26) by the first of July.

Don’t miss out on your chance to make these fun cards for your stash!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

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July Stamp of the Month Club Sneak Peak

Hi friends, how are you? Summer has started for my kids and I have been focusing on them, but this mama is ready to get her craft on!

Each month, for our Stamp of the Month Club, I design four original cards with one stamp set. For the July Stamp of the Month Club, I picked the brand new Lots of Love stamp set and I will post the cards just as soon as I create them. The ideas are bouncing around in my brain, so stay tuned!

Are you in the Stamp of the Month Club? Do you enjoy it? If so, leave us a comment and tell us what your favorite part is- we would love to hear from you!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle 

 

P.S.

For those of you who have been sending kind words, prayers and thoughts about my oldest son, who became deathly ill on August first, he has had a really great week. The doctor is still stumped as to what is exactly wrong with him, but he said the episodes he goes through are called “storms” perhaps autonomic storms. The episodes can become an emergency very quickly and it is a frightening way to live, but this week has been good. (And when it is bad, I get to practice my new motto- “Hallelujah, regardless.”)

The 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Is Here!

The new Stampin’ Up! catalog is here and available for you to view online! Click the image above to see the gorgeous new selection of Stampin’ Up! products.

Ready to shop for fabulous new supplies: Click here!

 

Complimentary Catalog Information:

If you have ordered from me in the past, you should have already received your complimentary catalog in the mail. If you did not receive yours, please be sure to let me know! It may mean I do to have your correct mailing address.

If you have ordered from me as a “no contact” (and there are MANY of you!) I do not have your address and can’t mail you your complimentary catalog. So sad! Email me today and we can fix that!

If you are on my catalog list, but have not ordered, you will need to request another catalog.

Stamp of the Month Club members- if you did not receive a catalog and need one, please let me know.

Need a demonstrator and a catalog of your very own? Email me at stampin365@gmail.com for your complimentary catalog and I will send that out to you right away!

 

 

This time of year os so exciting and I can’t wait to share some new creations with you!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

June Stamp of the Month Club

Hi friends! how are you today?

Have you heard about the Stamp of the Month Club here at Stampin’ 365? Each month, club members receive a fabulous Stampin’ Up! stamp set and all the paper supplies to create four exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95, (or $14.95 for just the card supplies.) Everything is pre-cut, neatly packaged and comes with typed directions and a color photocopy of the cards. Club members just add ink and adhesive. (I even include a handmade gift tag, created to match, just for you from thankful me!)

June’s Stamp of the Month Club features one of my favorite returning sets: Swirly Bird!

The Swirly Bird stamp set is incredibly versatile with images of roses, a boat, a kite, flowers and a bird’s nest. (Click on the image below to see this fabulous set for yourself!)

P.S. The Swirly Bird Bundle is retiring, so if you have not had a chance to purchase these gorgeous dies and stamp set, and would like to, let me know!

 

Would you like to find out more about how you can become part of the Stamp of the Month Club? Click here and if you’re ready to join, email me at stampin365@gmail.com to sign up today! (Deadline is June 1st.)

In the club and already have the set? No Problem! Just email me at stampin365@gmail.com with the substitution of your choice (up to $26) by the first of June.

Don’t miss out on your chance to make these fun cards for your stash!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

 

Customer Thank You Gifts

Hi friends! how are you today?

Here’s a recent little thank you gift I created for my wonderful customers. I included some retired DSP from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and some retiring ribbon and embellishments.

This paper is one of my favorites and coordinates with the Lift Me Up Bundle, which is also retiring. (Both the dies and stamps will still be available, just not as a money saving bundle.)

These were so fun to make and the layout could easily be used on a card. Don’t they look pretty all piled up, ready to show my appreciation to my fabulous customers?

One of my all time favorite products that is retiring is the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. The diagonal striped Mint Macaron was perfect for this project.

The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is great for creating pretty ribbon holders. Thankfully, it is not retiring!

Stampin’ Supplies: (Be sure to check out these retiring products out before they’re gone!)

 
 

In the United States and need to order?

Want a sweet little gift of your own in the mail?

It’s easy! Just place your order here and use this Hostess Code by June 15th: PBW927GP

A couple of notes:

  1. If your order is $150 or over, YOU can earn the hostess rewards, so please do not use the Hostess Code- the free stuff goes to you!
  2. Don’t worry, you’ll still receive a thank you gift from me in the mail after you order!

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see a few more projects with some of my favorite retiring Stampin’ Up! supplies.

 

Until then…

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle