More Fun With Cool Treats

Hi friends! How are you today?

My son continues to battle his illness, which has finally been diagnosed as autoimmune encephalitis. This means his immune system is attacking his brain, which wreaks havoc on both the body and the mind. Recovery can take up to two years. About 25% of people either never recover or pass away, but we hold fast to the hope that he will get better. He has long periods of time when he does not speak, swallow or even know what is going on, but he randomly comes back around and when he does, he is still himself. Words can not describe how wonderful those moments are. If you are interested in learning more, the book “Brain On Fire” by Susannah Cahalan is a first hand account of a young lady who lived through the nightmare of autoimmune encephalitis. It is so similar to Thomas’ battle that I often put it down and just cried.

As a result of his health struggle, which has been going on for almost eight months now, I have not been able to keep up here at Stampin’ 365, yet so many of you have continued to support me. Thank you! These moments of creating and sharing with you are very therapeutic and I appreciate each of you so much. You are why I do this!

So today, I thought I would share an easy little treat sack I created with the Cool Treats Bundle for the display boards at Onstage.

With all the little ice cream cones, sundaes, and popsicles, the Cool Treats bundle is so much fun to play with and perfect for last minute gift giving!

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

Thanks for stopping by today and a huge thank you to all my readers, customers, and team members for your continued support. The road has been long and hard, but you have helped to ease the load!

Until next time, happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

Sale-A-bration is almost over, so don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities!

Sale-A-Bration

Until March 31st, for every $50 you spend, you can earn a free product!

Starter Kit

If you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!, now is the perfect time! For just $99, you will receive a business starter kit, $125 worth of the products or your choice, and two free stamp sets of your choice! The two extra stamp sets offer is only until March 31st, so don’t wait, sign up today– I want you on my team!

Hostess Code: M9S4Y9JQ

Shop for amazing Stampin’ Up ! products online at http://www.stampinforu.stampinup.net, use the above hostess code, and receive a free gift from thankful me to wonderful you!

Clearance Rack

Don’t miss the clearance rack for up to 60% off fabulous Stampin’ Up! products!

April Stamp of the Month Club

Dont’ miss out on the April Stamp of the month Club- there are only a few more days to get in on it! Click here to find out more and then email me at stampin365@gmail.com today to sign up!

Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin is an amazing monthly papercrafting subscription. If you’ve never tried it, April is a great time because the April Paper Pumpkin was designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sarah Douglas, and will include a free gift! Sign up by April 10th to receive your very own!

Gorgeous (Free!) Glimmer

Hi friends! How are you today?

Here is one of the cards we made last night at a workshop. I just had to show off the gorgeous new Bermuda Bay glimmer paper. Just look at how it sparkles in the light!

This 6×6 glimmer paper comes in three gorges colors and is available free with a $50 purchase for just a little while longer. (While supplies last, so don’t miss out!)

Stampin’ Tip

1. The Lift Me Up Bundle comes with cute little clouds. You can add interest with a sponge dauber and your stamp pad. Just sponge a little color on the edges- so cute!

2. Pair the Cupcakes and Carousels 6×6 dsp with the Lift Me Up Bundle for really fun cards.

3. Want an easy trick for gluing intricate dies? Use a silicone mat! Put a dab of multipurpose glue on the mat. Place the die on the mat, upside-down. Use a sponge to pick up a little glue (not too much!) and sponge all over the back, being careful to not shift the die. Now you can glue it down. Use wet wipes to quickly clean your mat. Viola!

4. Want to step this card up? Add the layers of color to the hot air balloon, under the glimmer paper.

Stampin’ Supplies: (Click on any image for easy, secure, online shopping!)

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time…

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

April Stamp of the Month Club: Suite Sentiments

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!)

Our April club features the Suite Sentiments stamp set by Stampin’ Up!:

 

The Suite Sentiments stamp set includes 11 stamps that coordinate with every suite in the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occassion Catalog. Click on the image below to see this adorable set:

 

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!

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

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

A Birthday Set With Cool Treats

Hi friends! How are you?

Today’s project is a sweet little birthday set I created with the Cool Treats Bundle.

Aren’t these little 3D strawberries just the cutest?

The Cool Treats Bundle comes with 36 adorable stamps and 17 dies: (Click on the image below for more info.)

 

Have you had a chance to play with the Cool Treats Bundle? Which of the stamps and matching dies is your favorite? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

P.S.

A sincere thanks to everyone who has been checking on my son. He has had four treatments of plasmapheresis and started talking again after 12 days of being unable to speak. He has one more treatment tomorrow and then they hope to send him home!

Almost Time To Say Goodbye: In Colors

Hi friends!

One of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up! is the fabulous color collection. To keep things fresh, Stampin’ up! introduces five new colors every year. These “In Colors” are carefully researched to see what will go with the existing collection and what the hottest trends are.

The 2015-2017 In Colors are so beautiful. Here are some boxes I created for Onstage with them:

Each collection is “in” for two years, which means things are kept fresh, new and exiting. But, it also means saying goodbye to some really beautiful colors!

If you are in love with any of these, now is the time to purchase them because they will sell out fast! (A few are already on back order, so don’t delay!)

Watermelon Wonder is one of my all time favorite stampin’ up! colors and I am really going to miss it! which of these will you miss the most? Leave a comment and let us know!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

 

2015-2017 In Color Products: (Click on any image for easy, online shopping.)

 

 

More Fun With Watercolors

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Hello friends! How are you today?

Here’s another fun watercolor card. Watercolor cards are all the rage right now, and I can’t seem to get enough lately. But since I have no watercolor skills, I need easy shortcuts.

Stampin’ Up! to the rescue!

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For this technique, I turned to the Cool Treats stamp set. For the popsicles, I stamped them in bold colors and then added a little bit of water with my aqua painter to make them look watercolored. So easy! (One tip is to not over do the water or they will bleed and lose their shape. Just a little bit of water does the trick.)

After they were dry, I took the ink pads, squished ink into the lids, picked it up with my aqua painter and splattered it on the background. I made masks for the popsicles first, so they would stay splatter free.

I’m crazy about this bright color combo!

 

The days are gray and dreary here in Oregon, so a fun, bright card seemed a perfect way to bring a little cheer. I hope you have a chance to work with this fun stamp set- it is just too cute!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

P.S.

Once again, I am posting from the hospital. Our son has taken a turn for the worse and they are now trying a therapy called plasmapheresis, which filters his blood for antibodies. The treatments will be every other day for 10 days and his first treatment was yesterday. We are hopeful that this will help him finally recover.

So many of you have supported up through kind words, mail and prayers and I can not tell you how much it helps! Every time I feel like I can’t possibly watch him go through one more second of this, someone reaches out in kindness or prayer and my hope is restored. Thank you one and all for that!

 

 

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A Fun Watercolor Technique

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Hi friends, how are you today?

Here is a tag I created for our February Stamp of the Month Club members, using the Blooms and Wishes stamp set, watercolor paper and an aqua painter.

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I just love this easy watercolor technique. Simply stamp your image and while the ink is still wet, use your aqua painter to pull the color out. After it has dried completely, you can add the flower centers and a sentiment. Another tip is to let each color dry completely before stamping the next color, otherwise the two colors will run together.

Have you had a chance to try this technique? Leave us a comment and let us know how you liked it. It’s so much fun to hear form you- you’re the reason I love to share!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

 

Below is a list of current classes and promotions- don’t miss out!

Sale-A-Bration

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 you spend, you can earn a free product!

Starter Kit

If you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!, now is the perfect time! For just $99, you will receive a business starter kit, $125 worth of the products or your choice, and two free stamp sets of your choice!

Hostess Code: MAV3XBWT

Shop for amazing Stampin’ Up ! products online at http://www.stampinforu.stampinup.net, use the above hostess code, and receive a free gift from  thankful me to wonderful you!

Clearance Rack

Don’t miss the clearance rack for up to 60% off fabulous Stampin’ Up! products!

March Stamp of the Month Club

Dont’ miss out on the March Stamp of the month Club- there are only a few more days to get in on it! Click here to find out more and then email me at stampin365@gmail.com today to sign up!

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A Hostess Gift

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Hello friends!

One of my favorite parts of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is creating handmade gifts to show my appreciation. Here is what I created and sent out to our January Hostess Code shoppers.

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This little gift includes DSP, envelopes, thick baker’s twine and some retired buttons, and I had so much fun putting it together.

Would you like to receive your own little gift from thankful me to amazing you?

It’s easy! Simply shop online in my store at http://www.stampinforu.stampinup.net and enter the Hostess code: MAV3XBWT. Your order will come straight to your door and soon, a little something from me will arrive, as well, just to say thanks!

Don’t forget: for every $50 you spend during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn one free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! Hooray for free Stampin’ Up! products!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

P.S.

Don’t miss out on the March Stamp of the Month Club! Members will receive the Lift Me up stamp set and everything they need to create four exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95. Click here to find out more and then email me at stampin365@gmail.com to sign up today!

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March Stamp of the Month Club: Lift Me Up

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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!)

Our March Club features the versatile Lift Me Up stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

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The Lift Me Up stamp set has 16 lovely stamps and includes two adorable hot air balloons and six sentiments. If you find yourself needing more sentiments, this set is perfect for you. With words of encouragement, love, congrats, thanks and birthday greetings, this stamp set will be the perfect addition to your collection!

Click on the image below to see this adorable set:

 
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!

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

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Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Hi friends!

Just a quick post today to say Happy Valentine’s Day and share a super easy card with you. This layout could easily be used for a wedding or anniversary card, just change the colors. (I was picturing silver and white.) Even a baby card would be cute- just add the word baby to the love and use pink or blue. Cute!

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My son is back home after another hospital stay and we are so happy to have him back. I spent my days with him at the hospital, so being home is like a breathe of fresh air.

I’m busy getting the Stamp of the Month Club boxes ready to mail out and creating the cards for March’s club- so be sure to come back soon!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle