Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Only a few days left of Holiday Mini!

Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!  My holidays were busy but really good! I've had to lay low for a while, due to a bit of surgery - but all is well and I'm fully recovered. Thanks to all who have sent me emails and phone calls - I really appreciated it! A week after my surgery we drove to Moncton to pick up my Mother-in-Law, who flew in from England to spend Christmas with us.  It's her first experience of winter in Canada and I'm so glad we even had a WHITE Christmas! (I had to pull a lot of strings lemme tell ya!).  So we've been having a great holiday season.  My MIL leaves next week - hard to believe two weeks will have come and gone - the days sure go by quickly.  And now it's time for me to get back to work!!!  And I'm sooooo excited because so much is going on with Stampin' Up! right now!

First of all, have you seen all the items on the Clearance Rack Blitz?  Holey Carumba! It's amazing!  Our 'old style' punches are on the clearance rack at a massive discount - I got the punches that have been on wish list (the snowflake punch, the butterfly punch, etc).  I also stocked up ribbon and card stock.  I checked the clearance rack again this morning and Stampin' Up! has added even MORE items! Everything is available while supplies last and you can only purchase the clearance rack items through my online store - click here to view the items and to start shopping (if Santa brought you money, this is a great way to get a big bang for your buck!!).  Everyone who places an online order with me from now until Dec. 31st will have their names entered in my draw to win approx. $75 in NEW Stampin' Up! product!

Our Holiday Mini ends SOON! If there are still items on your wish list from (in my opinion) the BEST holiday mini ever, you'll have to get them before January 3rd! And please note, our Stocking Builder Punch is NOT going to be carried over into our new Idea Book & Catalogue this July!! See my previous post for all the ways you can use the fun and versatile punch.  I have an order going in this week, so if there's anything you want, let me know and I'll include your items in with my order (thus saving you some shipping costs).  Here are some samples of some of my favourite stamp sets in the current Holiday Mini that will soon be GONE:

"Hand Penned Holidays" - I absolutely love this stamp set.  This card is listed on Splitcoaststampers. com and was made by 'Garkin'.  The embossing folder 'Snowburst' is also in the Holiday Mini.  The snowflake punch is one of the punches listed on the Clearance Rack Blitz!

"You Are Loved".  This beautiful card was made by 'Sleepy in Seattle', also posted on SCS.  This is a super pretty set (with coordinating wheel stamp) that can be used year round.
 I take after my Mother, we both love anything to do with leaves so this set was a 'must have' and I've used it a ton.  This is a fantastic 2-step stampin' set!  If you don't have this set, you're really going to want it.  Seriously.  It's perfect for all seasons and it makes great 'men' cards too!  I also used this set for candles and they turned out gorgeous!  This is one of those stamp sets I don't think I'll ever part with. This card sample was made by fellow demonstrator, Vicki Burdick, and was posted on Stampin' Connection (a type of 'facebook' for SU demonstrators).
There are a lot of items in the mini I really love!  I could go on and on but I'll let you look through the mini yourself to pick your favourites.   Click here to view the Holiday Mini online.

Once the Holiday Mini ends our Occasions Mini starts and you're going to LOVE it! If you're on my mailing list, you should have received your free Occasions Mini in the mail by now. If you haven't and you'd like a copy, please email me and let me know (  If you're part of one of my stamping groups, you'll be getting your Occasions Mini when I next see you.

 This pretty card was created by Kate Creasy.  As soon as I get stamping I'll start posting my own samples with all these fun new stamps!!!  

I'm also super excited because next month Sale-a-Bration begins!!! January 24th is the magic day when our most popular annual promotion begins and I just can't wait!!!!

2012 Sale-a-Bration SNEAK PEEK!

This card was created by Sandy Mathis.

The new SAB brochure is wonderful and I'd have to say my most favourite Designer Series Paper of ALL TIME is one of the items you can earn FREE during Sale-a-Bration this year!!! And we have a ribbon and brad bundle to match!  LOVE IT!  The stamp sets are great too!  I'm holding a special 'Sneak Peek' event on January 6th and we're going to be making 20 cards using all new stamps and accessories from the Occasions and SAB lines - I am really looking forward to showing everyone all the new products!!!!  Our Big Shots are going to be getting quite the work out, too, with all the new dies and folders!!!!!  FUN FUN FUN!!!!  I am now taking bookings for Private Card Classes - gather your friends for a couple of hours of card making! I'll provide all the supplies, you just need your own adhesive, and I'll do the rest!  These card classes have been super popular since I started doing them and we've all been having a blast!  So contact me if you like to learn more about these classes and/or to book your own - and get FREE stamps!!!!  If you received one of my Christmas cards in the mail, with my Sale-a-Bration booking coupon, don't forget you'll get even MORE free stamps if YOU contact me before I call you!

I am off to San Antonio, Texas in January too, for Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference.  I can't wait!  It's going to be awesome!

So as I'm sure you can tell, I am really looking forward to the new year and all that it holds.  But right now I just want to catch my breath from the Holidays and STAMP! LOL  (I wonder if I can get my MIL stamping too....).

By the way, if you haven't seen it on my Serene Stamper facebook page, check out what my sweet & amazing husband got me for Christmas:
Personalized license plates!  How COOL is THAT???  Now I just have to fix my decor elements (the top part of the 'f' has come off on the word 'effort') and I'm all set!

PS - beginning in January I will be starting up 'Stamp Set of the Month'!!!! Check back soon for details!

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