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Happy 4th of July!

Greetings!

 Well, here we are, Independence Day!  How are you celebrating today?  We are doing a quiet little BBQ since our big family celebration is actually going to be on the 8th.  We are a very flexible family and love to extend any celebration for how ever long we need to.  Love this part of us.

I wanted to first share some absolutely EXCITING news that Stampin' Up! has happening in JULY!  So much, so be patient and review this blog often.  You won't regret a thing!

First of all, July 1-July 31 are BONUS DAYS!!


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Bonus Days is the best option ever to earn free money for your August purchases! 
For every $50* you spend, you will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1-31, 2017 on anything you want!  The more you spend, the more "free" money you earn!  It is an awesome way to pick up some of the new stamp sets or new bundles and get new In Colors papers, markers, inks, etc!  Click on  the "Let's Shop" button and let's get shopping!!!  Remember you need an email address as this is how you will receive your coupons, and don't lose that email!!!
*Before Tax & Shipping

 Another super duper promo is Stampin' Up's! Blogpost_jul2017

"Christmas in July" promotion makes it easier than ever for you paper peeps to get discounts, pre-order opportunities, previews of new items Stampin' Up! is introducing and much more.  Just sign up to be a demonstrator and purchase your Starter Kit by July 31 and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack!  This is an added value of $52 and includes Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (you can never have too many stamping blocks!) and a Bone Folder. And since as a new demonstrator you can get your hands on new products before anyone else, Stampin' Up! is including the "Carols of Christmas Stamp Set" from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US Value)! With so many basic items added to your Starter kit, your Starter Kit ($125 value) can be spent on the fun stuff—like your favorite stamp sets, dies and accessories!  All of this for only $99!  Join my team and see how much fun Stampin' Up! can really be!!!  I would love to have you on my team of great crafting ladies (we welcome guys too!)

As you probably can tell, we are gearing up for the Holidays already.  As customers of mine, you will be able to order the Carols of Christmas Bundle Set one of the top trending bundles coming up in the Holiday Catalog.  This early release coincides with the Bonus Days promotion - earn in July, and you can use it on the Carols of Christmas in August. 

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If you are interested, let me know and I will send you some more information.  As this months goes on, I will be posting some more "news" on this fabby offer!

FYI, the Holiday Catalog goes live to the public on September 1st!  As demonstrators, we get a pre-order opportunity starting in August. Another great reason to join us at Stampin' Up!   

Don't forget, if you shop on my site, use the
 JULY 2017 hostess code
for a gift at the end of the month...

That is all for today..please everyone have a SAFE and FUN July 4th Holiday.  Be kind to one another and try to make time for CREATING WITH PAPER!

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Eastern Palace Suite sneak peek!

Hello My Fellow Stampers,

Yesterday, I just finished a clean up of my creativity room (or cave sometimes) and wanted to "Whip" up a couple samples using the Eastern Palace Suite that will be available to EVERYONE on May 1st!!!  Big WooHoo's from me!  It is an awesome suite of paper, dies, stamps, fun embellishments and more!  Here are the two cards that I came up with yesterday...
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Inspiration came from On Stage San Diego and Penni Behr a very talented demonstrator with Stampin' Up!
I will make some more samples up just to convince each and every one of you to really consider getting this Suite during the promotional period of May 1-May 31st!  It is an awesome set and there are limitless possibilities with it.  Plus, it is available EARLIER than the rest of the catalog!
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Remember that if you would like to get 20-25% discounts on products, access to early releases before the public, pre-order of products during the year, $125 worth of product for $99, come join my Team.  I would love to have you be a part of my amazing group of ladies...guys, you are welcome also!!!! 
Well, that is all for today, on to make more Eastern Palace Suite fun things!  Be kind to one another and always make time for Creating With Paper!

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Michelle Shedoudy is back Creating With Paper and with Lots of New Information!

Greetings my Paper Peeps!

Yes, I have been AWAY for quite awhile.  Family is first priority and we visited and had relatives staying with us for much of May and most of June!  We are home for awhile, but we already miss our Granddaughters and my cousin and her family very much.  We were as they say "quite the social butterflies" not something we are used to doing, but it turned out we had a wonderful "vacation".

I have to put in a special note about my Granddaughter Emily.  She is on a traveling softball league up in the Berkeley area and her team "The Outlaws" have won every, single one of their games! This winning streak is allowing them to come to San Diego for the softball finals!  We are so very excited that we get to see her and her family again (2 weeks after our visit) and help cheer Emily and her teammates on to what we believe will be a VICTORY!!!  Go Emily!!!

Now it is back to stamping and sharing new things happening in the crafting world and with my favorite company Stampin' Up!  The new Stampin' Up! catalog is out and public. So many fun things in this new catalog. 

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But wait!  We hear rumblings that the HOLIDAY CATALOG will soon be available!  That deserves a huge Yippee Skippy from me!  Love the Holiday season, so I personally will be looking sooo forward to it!  I will keep you all posted when that will be available. 

A quick note: IF you JOIN my TEAM in July, you will be able to take advantage of previewing and pre-ordering from the Holiday Catalog before everyone else!  Just think!  BEFORE anyone even sees the catalog YOU will be able to order and receive your items.  I say "Win Win!"  So, to join my TEAM, click on the "Join Me" button in the right sidebar or the "Join the Fun" button at the top of the blog.  I would love to have you on my team of awesome demonstrators and help you take your hobby wherever you want it to go!!!

TOOT TOOT!!!  Stampin' Up! is offering an absolutely awesome promotion for everyone in July and August!   Stampin' Up! has NEVER done anything like this before and it is a deal everyone will want in on!  Details are below!

Header_bonusdays_demo_july0716_engDid you get everything you want from the new annual catalog yet?  It only came out a month ago, but if you are like me, you probably still have some items on your wish list. 

Now is a perfect time to pick up or stock up on essentials such as Card Stock, Adhesives, Embellishments, etc. then use your Coupons during August to treat yourself to items from your Wish List.  For every $50 you spend between July 7 (that's tomorrow!) and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2–31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!

DETAILS

  • Promotion Period July 7-31, 2016
  • Redemption Period August 2-31, 2016
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupons can only be delivered via email
  • It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupons codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place.  Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

You may contact me with any questions or if you want to place an order for your Bonus Days coupons go to michelle@creatingwithpaper.com or my blog creatingwithpaper.com.

Folks, this has been a "whew" blog with lots of information.  I will be posting some recent projects on Friday but I wanted to get out this important, exciting news to you so you can take advantage of it!  So, remember!  Join My Team for pre-order from the Holiday Catalog, AND take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion.  More money to get product with in August!  Here is your July Hostess code:

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Hope all is well with everyone and remember to make time for "Creating With Paper".


Creating With Paper Stampin' Up Catalog Launch Party and Open House

Hey There, Hi There, Ho There!

Can you tell we just returned from that Magical Place Disneyland?  That's right - we had a blast - always good to become a kid again.

Now, here is a HUGE announcement!

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The New 2016-17 Stampin'Up! Catalog goes live to EVERYONE June 1, 2016.  If you would like to order before the Open House/Launch Party, just let me know.  June 1st I will be providing everyone the new JUNE Hostess Code.  If you would like a catalog, please contact me via Facebook, or Comments here, or my email listed above and I will get one to you. 

For now, we have 6 more days to get the Retired Products or order from the 2015-16 catalog.  That is SIX days folks!  Not much time left, so I encourage all of you to look at the Stampin' Up! site by clicking on "Shop Now" or "Let's Shop" on this page and on the left hand column you will see "Retiring Products".  Click there and it will display all the products we will lose May 31st.  Some are on sale so please take advantage of it!  By the way, some of my favorite products are retiring 😩 The lace doilies, the 2 way glue are two of my favorite products, so I have been stocking up on them.  Even though there will be new choices, I have my favorites!  If you do order...use the May Hostess Code when you check out.


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Well that is all for today!  I will post again soon, because I am going to have fun "Creating With Paper!"


Creating with Paper doing up some Firecrackers!

Greetings!

As I said in an earlier post, as crafters, we have to be ahead of the game or at least the seasons.  I am still working on Patriotic ideas, but wanted to share with you my Straw Wreath and the Star which I did some embellishing on.

Here are both of them with our traditional Pop display...

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Here are closeups of each of them...

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The Straw Wreath (which usually connotates a bale of hay or straw!) was so fun to make.  It takes an average of 45 straws, but I think I squeezed in 49.  The most fun was collecting so many different patterns on these drinking straws.  Some are from past years, and many found this year.  A small MDF ring is the middle on which I glued the straws (after painting it navy blue).  Then you can embellish as you wish!  I am a "medallion" fan, so made a bunch and added a few other little items.

The Star will soon have it's partner to display.  But I have so many other things to do at the moment, that will be in June.

Here is a card I made for my groups challenge for this week...staying in the Patriotic Theme..

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Word to the wise - May 31st is the LAST day to get anything from the Occasions Catalog.  Also the LAST day to get anything from the 2015-2016 catalog AND the Retired List.  For those of you getting a catalog from me, I will be mailing them out the last week in May, since they aren't "live" until June 1st. 

Click on Here to view products online in the Retiring List.

Well, that is it for me.  Hope you all have a wonderful week - we are at Disneyland for several days, having the time of our lives! 

Remember to be kind to others and make time to enjoy "Creating With Paper".


We are back!

Hey There, Hi There!

Hope all of you Moms out there had an absolutely fabulous day!  As a Grandmother of three little lovelies, I did! 

We took a much needed break - had the Granddaughters and family down for 5 days, and then hubby and I took off and went to Las Vegas to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary.  We had so much fun those two weeks.  Got to have Spa day with all the girls and women of the family, visited the Safari Park in Escondido - formerly San Diego Wild Animal Park, got to play games with the girls - oh my gosh, we were having an absolute blast!

As they drove off, we left for the airport for our 4 day stint in the fine city of Las Vegas.  We took a helicopter ride that took us over Red Rock Canyon and then back over the Strip.  We did the VooDoo Zip Line at The Rio Hotel (that is where we stayed), had a fabulous dinner at the VooDoo Steak House, visited Madame Tussaud's wax museum, went to TI, Venetian, Palazzo, Gold Coast, The Palms, and a couple other hotel/casino's.  All in all, we had a super time. 

Now, back to the normalcy of life, right?  First order of business is a bit of Stampin' Up! updates for you.  The new 2016-2017 catalog is OUT!  Yippee Skippee!  It is awesome.  BUT, unless you are a demonstrator (which is easy to be - just click on "Join Me") you won't be able to see it until June 1st!  Here is a sneak peak of the front cover though! 

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There are 212 pages - it by far is the largest catalog ever for Stampin' Up. The 2016-2018 colors are just absolutely fabby!  Delicious names for them too!  So many new stamps and papers!

The Retired List of Products is still active until May 31, 2016.  To spark your memory, Click on Here to view products online.  Some of the products are already out of stock, but hopefully the ones you want will still be available!  Plus, remember to use the Hostess Code to qualify for a free gift at the end of May!  This code is good for any orders you place on my site through May 31st! 

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Now, here is a project I did today for a wonderful Stampin' Up! group I belong to..it was our weekly challenge, and since I hadn't been participating for about three weeks, I thought I better do one.  I didn't have time to "stage" the picture, and I am afraid that many of the items used are retired.  So sorry about that, but I wanted to use up some of my older DSP so that I can make room for new things!  Can't wait to get those new products! 

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It doesn't show up well, but the "Congrats" is embossed in SU's Gold Embossing Powder.  I did have fun using some glam papers.

Well, that is all for now!  Please, if you have questions or comments do not hesitate to email me or comment - good or bad - I want to hear from you!  I hope you have a wonderful week and remember to make time for "Creating With Paper!"


Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Wow!  Every Tuesday, Stampin' Up! has new, remarkable deals.  There are some great ones this week.  Even I am going to take advantage of a couple of them.  Click on "Weekly Deals" to see them all!

If you don't have the "Gift Box Punchboard" (135863), I would highly recommend that you pick that one up!  You can do much, much more with it than just Gift Boxes.  If you have a Big Shot or any manual die cutting machine, the Hamburger Box Die (133724), the Hearth & Home Die (139666), and the Leaflets Framelit Die (138283) are bargains this week.  All three are staples for scrapbooking and card making.  Even making a mixed media project the Hearth & Home Die and Leaflets Die are invaluable.  The Leaflets Die has a coordinating stamp set called Vintage Leaves (138802) that makes your leaves so realistic looking it is uncanny.  I used those two for many projects this last Fall.

The Metal Rimmed Pearls (138394) are a beautiful addition to glitz and glam out any project you are working on.

In future blogs, I will list products that I have used, so you will be able to see how some of these deals turn into great bargains. 

If you are interested in using dies and haven't acquired a manual die cutting machine yet, Stampin' Up! sells the Big Shot (113439).  It is a quick, easy way to cut out all sorts of beautiful images.  Many of the dies listed in the Stampin' Up! Store have coordinating stamps. 

Check all of these items and more out by clicking the "Let's Shop" button on my blog or "Shop Now" on the top banner.  Also, don't forget to sign up for blog updates.  If you are interested in joining my Creating With Paper team, just click on "Join Me" on the side bar or "Join the Fun" in the header.  You will get Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator Starter Kit for just $99!  For that price you get:

  • Your choice of up to $155 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $50!

That's a total value of $205!  Your kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way!

Thanks for visiting, and as always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Here's to having a great day Creating With Paper!

 

 


Post Easter


I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  We had a fabulous day, and all the hidden eggs were found eventually.  Our brunch was so good, we all ate ourselves into oblivion.

Tomorrow is good day to check in on my blog because the Stampin' Up "Weekly Deals" change. Woo Hoo!  The products on these weekly deals are discounted a good amount.  It is always a great idea to pick up extra items you may need for future projects.  As always, if you have questions about any of the Stampin' Up products, feel free to contact me by signing up for blog updates.  Even if you aren't a Stampin' Up customer or interested in Stampin' Up products, I encourage you to sign up for these updates.  Who knows, I might just have a tip or project that tickles your fancy!  Also, follow me on Facebook!

If I can clean up my work/craft room enough to move around, I am going to try and post a project by Thursday.  Easter eve I was making mini pots of bunnies and flowers, and getting my husbands Easter basket prepared.  Plus, making the famous "Bunny Butt" cake (shown below) and prepping the ham and turkey.  So, needless to say, my craft room is quite a sight!  Cleaning up is on the agenda tonight. 

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Thanks to all of my friends and family who have supported and encouraged this new endeavor of mine.