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Michelle Gray, Stampin' Up! demonstrator
SoCal
Life is great as a full time homemaker, home-based business owner and crafter.
Interests: rubber stamping, paper crafting, mixed media, jewelry making, gardening, and especially just hanging out with my husband.
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Since it's nearing the end of the sales quota grace period for the 2nd quarter of 2019, I need to order nearly $208 before August 1st or lose my demonstratorship, that is unless someone decides to help me out by placing an order through me by July 31st. If someone does order, I'll only need to make up the difference. All orders are appreciated! Remember, during July you get a $5 coupon code for every $50 you spend for redeeming in August. See the details about Bonus Days in my post here. If you know me at all, you can bet that the suite featured in the below video is at the top of my shopping list. I love everything in it. Please watch the video for a close look at the Pressed Petal Suite, #152193. Click here to order the suite. You may also order individual items from the suite separately. Please make sure to indicate me, Michelle Gray, demo #5412, as your demonstrator. That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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While I was showing my handcrafted jewelry at a church event this past Saturday, a friend told me about Venmo for sending/accepting payments. I finished signing up today. Venmo is similar to PayPal and Square, but in most cases I won't be charged a fee when you send me a payment for your retired Stampin' Up! product order. I'm thrilled to know about Venmo, because I'll be able to ship your orders to you much sooner than waiting for a personal check to get to me via USPS and then wait for it clear once deposited. Paying a fee to the other processing services can really add up over time, so that's the other reason I'm thrilled about Venmo. If you don't have the Venmo app, be sure to download it soon. It could be very useful to you too. Click here to check it out. Or go to the app store. Just wanted to share . . . Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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Just in case you never heard about the Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days promo, here’s the scoop: for every $50 you order July 1-31, 2019 (before tax & shipping) you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code to be used August 1–31, 2019. You must have an email address to participate, because the coupon codes will be emailed to you only once right after you place an order of $50 or more. Phone/Fax/Mail: July 31, 2019, by 6:50 pm (mt) Online: July 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt) If you earn multiple codes from a single order, you’ll receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, you’ll receive separate emails for each code earned. An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email. All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address. Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes. There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you may earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period. Need an even bigger bang for your buck? Be sure to shop the discounted products in the Clearance rack in addition to your heart’s desire from the regular products. With the release of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog & Idea Book, there’s A LOT of really great retired inventory in the Clearance rack. That’s the news for now. Remember, shop in July for credit toward your August order(s). Please remember to indicate me, Michelle Gray, as your demonstrator. Thanks for stopping by! Questions? Contact me any time. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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Having been a demonstrator since 1996, I know that everyone is a beginner at some point. So do the smart people at the Stampin' Up! corporate office. Recently released is the 2019 Beginner Brochure to help beginners know where to start enjoying their new hobby. Click here, on the image to the left or on the sidebar link to the right to open the pdf brochure. The beautiful 16 page brochure features several suggested fun projects and kits made specifically with beginners in mind. See, I told you they are smart at the corporate office. Want to know how to make the projects in the beginner brochure? Click on the project name below for a video demonstration of how. Looking Up Card Kit Delightful Day Tags Magnolia Lane Cards Celebrate with Cake Cards Hoot Hoot Hooray Cards OK, that's it for now. But, if you're new to Stampin' Up! and don't see what tickles your fancy in the Beginner Brochure, please click here for the Stampin' Up! online store. You might also like to give the Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription a try. Please remember to indicate me, Michelle Gray, when placing your order. Thanks for stopping by! Questions? Contact me any time. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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Check out the LAST CHANCE products to make sure that none of your favorite wishlist items are retiring. Anything retiring from the 2018-19 Annual catalog, the 2018 Holiday catalog or the 2019 Occasions catalog will be available only through June 3rd, 2019 or until supplies run out, whichever comes first. Please don't count on anything showing up on my retired inventory lists or in the Clearance Rack after June 3rd. You'll probably be disappointed. In fact, much of the 2018 Holiday catalog is already sold out or was not carried over to more recent or future catalogs. TO SHOP: You may go directly to the Stampin' Up! online store Last Chance page for your retiring wishlist items. Reminder: I no longer have my own Stampin' Up! online store. So when you order, please remember to indicate me, Michelle Gray #5412, as your SU! demo. Thanks! Questions? Feel free to email me at <boxer3086@sbcglobal.net> Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
If you've browsed through the 2019 Sale-a-bration brochure PDF and the 2019 Occasions catalog PDF, you may have noticed that the SAB products beautifully coordinate with those in the Occasions catalog. Watch the below video to see which SAB products coordinate with which Occ products. Click here to see all of the current products and what's on sale in the Clearance Rack. Please remember to select Michelle Gray as you Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Shopping! Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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Added bonus:as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you qualify to order overstock past kits and/or refills. For more info or to order your prepaid subscription, click here or on the above picture. To see what Sale-a-bration has to offer, click here. New subscribers Now is the best time to try Paper Pumpkin. Sign up, grab FREE Sale-A-Bration items, and get months of papercrafting bliss! New to crafting? Paper Pumpkin is a quick and easy way to learn this fun skill. And when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you get a fantastic bonus: FREE Stampin’ Up! product(s)! Excited to earn Sale-A-Bration rewards but overwhelmed by all of the choices in the catalog? The easiest way to earn Sale-A-Bration rewards is by purchasing a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription. Existing subscribers Get even more from your Paper Pumpkin subscription. Sale-A-Bration is the only time you can purchase a Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription and earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products. Want to earn more than one Sale-A-Bration item? Sign up for a 6- or 12-month subscription. With a 12-month subscription, you can earn up to four Sale-A-Bration items (plus host benefits)! Already subscribed? Buy a prepaid subscription as a gift to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration product(s). Canceled subscribers Are you a former Paper Pumpkin customer? Now’s the perfect time to sign up again! And you’ll get FREE Sale-A-Bration items when you come back using a prepaid subscription. Do you love FREE Stampin’ Up! product(s)? So do we! Perhaps it’s time to give Paper Pumpkin another try. Find out how you can get Sale-A-Bration rewards with 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. Get Sale-A-Bration goodies the easy way! Paper Pumpkin is better than ever, and buying a prepaid subscription will help you earn Sale-A-Bration rewards. Questions? Contact me at boxer3086@sbcglobal.net Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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It's that time of year when you get to earn free Stampin' Up! product with every $50 you order in a single order (some item may require a $100 order). Also, when you place a qualifying hostess order, you'll earn an additional $25 of free product on top of what you'd normally earn as an hostess. See page 3 of the 2019 SAB catalog. Click here to see the 2019 Sale-a-bration gift-with-purchase goodies. In addition to it being Sale-a-bration time, the 2019 Occasions catalog is now live. For a quick peek at what you'll find in the gorgeous 2019 Occasions catalog, click on the below video. For a more detailed look at what's new from Stampin' Up! click here. I can honestly say, the 2019 Occasions catalog may be my favorite supplementary catalog since I joined Stampin' Up! in 1996. REMEMBER: the SAB products are available for a very limited time. Also, many of the Occasions products will retired at the end of the catalog sales period. In other words, don't delay in ordering your favorites. Many products are also available only while supplies last. If you didn't receive a hard copy of the current catalogs, including the 2018-19 Annual catalog, you can download them and save them to your computer from right here. QUESTIONS? Feel free to email me at boxer3086@sbcglobalnet. Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
After holding the items listed below for a very long time without receiving payment, I've taken them off hold. If you're interested in these items or anything else in my Retired Stampin' Up! inventory, please email me at boxer3086@sbcglobal.net with the item name(s) and number(s) and I'll reply with your total. I need the description and # to assure you're getting what you really want. Please include your zip code so I may figure shipping accurately. BTW, if you haven't checked my Retired Stampin' Up! inventory lately, you ought to know that I have further discounted many items in all categories. Catalog Pg # Description Qt Price 17–18 215 137360 Butterflies Thinlits Die set 1 $16.20 17-18 212 137547 Mini Treat Bag Thinlit set 1 $24.00 16-17 22 140273 Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer 1 $9.60 17-18 199 144189 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Night of Navy 1 $4.80 16-17 188 139682 Festive Flower Builder, Flat Punch 1 $13.80 OK, that's all for now. Feel free to email me if you have questions about anything on my Retired Stampin' Up! inventory lists. Happy Shopping! Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I love having all current Stampin' Up! cardstock, all current ink pads, all current refills and all current Stampin’ Blends markers. That way I can coordinate my projects with the Designer Series papers. Having all current colors also allows me to create color combos I find online, in magazine pictures or even in my clothes closet. Of course, each time there's a color renewal, like in the release of the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, I need to reorganize everything. Like my cardstock, I organize my ink pads and markers by the rainbow method. See my ink pads below. Click here to shop for all Stampin' Up! ink products currently available. All of my wood storage shelf units (for stamps, ink pads, punches and markers) are from StampNStorage, who is currently offering a 10% discount for their 10th anniversary. They have storage solutions to suit nearly any paper crafting enthusiast. I store my ink refills, aka reinkers, in wood-mount stamp cases. I sort my reinkers alphabetically since sorting by the rainbow method isn't feasible. The ink colors are too color saturated to tell which they are without reading the label. After sharing about my reorganized cardstock yesterday, I realized that I needed to reorganize my ribbons and trims too. The clear plastic containers I store my ribbons and trims in were from Costco. I haven’t seen them there lately, but I know you can get similar containers at Office Depot or The Container Store, to name just a couple sources. Click here to shop for ribbons and trims. As with papers and ink, I like to have a lot of trims. I could probably fit them all in just 2 containers, but as you’ll notice in the 6 pictures directly above, you can clearly see the contents in each of the 3 containers from the top and side views. Sometimes finding things easily is more important, and expedient, than saving space. Organizing things in a way that works for you really is important. You’ll not only save space when your things are tidy, you’ll also save a lot of time. Sure, organizing can be time consuming, but you’ll make up that time in the long run when you know right where to go for that specific thing you need at any given time. BTW, you don’t have to buy anything fancy, and certainly not expensive, to be organized. Much of my tools, materials and supplies are organized and stored in upcycled food storage containers. I mostly use clear plastic, but there are some things I store in cardboard boxes. Organizing your things just depends on your available space and budget and how you prefer to work when you’re feeling creative. For your paper crafting needs, click here for current Stampin' Up! products or click here for my Retired Stampin' Up! inventory for huge savings. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Shopping! Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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Gosh! I thought I shared about this already! Apparently not, so, here you go . . . With the release of the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! annual catalog, the colors of their consumables, IE papers, inks, trims, etc. were revamped. So it was time I reorganize all if my papers. Firstly, I made sure to order all of the new colors of 8 1/2” x 11” cardstock, including the 2018-2020 In Colors and any current colors I was missing. Secondly, I separated all of the retired colors from the current colors, to store separately. I have very little 12” x 12” cardstock, so I keep it in a handy 12” x 12” storage container available at the big craft stores. Lastly, I completely re-sorted my current cardstock. I keep all of my 8 1/2” x 11” cardstock in a file cabinet for easy access and protection from dust. I used to sort alphabetically by color name, but now I organize it by the colors of the rainbow. The rainbow method makes it easier to see all the colors I have in any given hue, thus saving me time. As you can see in the picture above, I keep a single color, including scraps, in each hanging folder and I label each folder with the color name. I positioned all of the labels along the left side, allowing as much work space as possible to set a work-in-process when looking for matching/coordinating cardstock. Isn’t the side view of my cardstock drawer pretty?! As I stand at my work bench, conveniently to the right of my file cabinet, I never know which color will inspire me next. I don’t always have much 12” x 12” or 6” x 6” patterned (DPS) or solid specialty papers (glimmer, metallic foil, etc.), so I keep them in a vertical desktop organizer. I like them in view and handy so I remember to use them. Huh! Now that I think about it, I’m need to reorganize my ribbons & trims by color instead of by style. That should be more convenient and prettier too. See tomorrow's post for details on that. Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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WOW! WOW! WOW! Check out all of the newly added items in the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack! Many, possibly most, items are discounted 60%. That's Huge! How's that for a Christmas present from Stampin' Up! Click the graphic below to see the clearance items in ALL product categories. Remember to check out the Year-End Closeout Sale products too. Note: I no longer have my own Stampin' Up! online store. I was barely using it. However, you can still order using my name and/or demo number. Simply log-in with your already established online account. If you don't have an account with the SU! online store, please select me, Michelle Gray, #5412, as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator for your online Stampin' Up! purchases. Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping! Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at Michelle's Paper Creations
As crafters, we unique lot enjoy finding alternate uses for our materials/supplies in addition to card making. With that in mind, I found 3 Youtube videos for making beautiful ornaments with my paper crafting supplies, esp. my glimmer paper. After using it for cards, I have a number of nice sized scraps. Note: the first 2 videos demo with glitter foam, but I'm 99.99% sure you can use the Stampin' Up! glimmer paper to make the same or similar ornaments. You may need to handle the glimmer paper with a little more care than glitter foam, but I think it's well worth a try. Please let me know if you do. I'd love to see your projects and here how it goes for you. Also note: if cutting your glimmer paper with punches or steal ruled dies, be sure to position the cutting edge toward the back of the paper for the best result. Check out the below videos I found and enjoy using up your glimmer paper scraps and other leftover materials. Thanks for stopping by. Have fun using your supplies for these and other lovely ornaments. Don't have any glimmer paper or glitter, shop here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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My husband and I love trees. We always have trees on our property, even on the smallest lot. Our home in Clovis had a giant curly willow tree in the front yard that I started with a twig from my 1994 bridal bouquet. I loved that tree and I hated to leave it behind when we sold the home September 2012. I also love my Stampin’ Up! tree stamp sets. They’re perfect for any season and almost any occasion, plus tree images are ”gender neutral”. Because I love the versatility of all of the tree stamp sets, I’ve spent a lot of time on Pinterest collecting ideas for tree stamp sets. Of course, there are more stamp sets featured under my ”Cards I Like” board besides tree sets. I've only begun saving "Cards I Like" by set name. Click here to see my ”Cards I Like” board. FYI: In case you're interested, here’s the link for all of the currently available Stampin’ Up! products with tree images, stamp sets, DSP’s, dies, punches, embellishments, etc. Note: Winter Woods stamp set and In the Woods Framelits are currently available as a bundle as well as separately. Unless you want to put the stamps/dies toward a Sale-a-brations order January 3 - March 31, 2019, I'd suggest your order the bundle by Jan 2nd for the 10% off bundle price. Here are the Winter Woods Clear Mount bundle and Winter Woods Wood Mount bundle links. The titled pictures below are linked to my pin boards for each of the tree sets I own. Lovely as a Tree Rooted in Nature Sheltering Tree Winter Woods Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping and happy shopping! Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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Wow! There are a lot of products being retired from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Many are even discounted now. All items are available only while supplies last. Please note, all bundles are being retired, but not all bundled items are. Click on the graphics below to see which items are going, going gone. Happy shopping! Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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UPDATED DECEMBER 3, 2018: Due to health issues I've had to deal with the last several weeks, I haven't been able to respond to my customers requests for retired SU! products. Therefore, I am EXTENDING THE SALE THROUGH DECEMBER 2018. Please email me your wish list and zip code so I can accurately figure your order total including shipping. **************************************************************************************** Even if you've followed my blog or my Facebook fan page for any time, you may not know that all of my retired Stampin' Up! products are already deeply discount, 40-60% off, and most products have never been used. To find my retired Stampin' Up! products inventory lists click here. To see pictures of my retired products, please simply look them up in the retired catalogs listed at this link. (I have way too much inventory to photograph and post it all into an album in a timely manner.) Starting today, as promised to some of my email customers, I'm discounting everything even more. You'll have until November 30th to send me your wish list, but I do not recommend waiting until then to email me. With this extra discount, things are likely to sell quickly. The discounts: Extra -15% off all consumables, IE accessories, papers, trims, ink pads, markers, etc. and Extra -10% off all stamps & other tools For your convenience: I've provided a form for you to use. First, save the form to your computer where you can easily find it, eg. your desktop. Then simply copy from my inventory lists and paste into the shopping list form. Quickly email me that filled-in form at boxer3086@sbcglobal.net and I'll get back to you ASAP. Note: My sales tend to generate a lot of emails for me, so first come first served and please give me some time to get back to you. Using the form will save me a lot of time hunting for your wish list items and you won't have to otherwise type out your wish list, which will save you time too. If you have questions, please feel free to email me at boxer3086@sbcglobal.net HAPPY SHOPPING! Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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CLICK HERE TO SHOP AT 10% OFF That's like getting free shipping on the below selected Stampin' Up! products! Questions? Emails me at boxer3086@sbcglobal.net Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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Have you tried the new Classic ink pads from the 2018-19 annual catalog yet? If you have, then you may already know about all of the new features and improvements. If you haven't, you really should watch the video Stampin' Up! made to show you. If I could, I'd replace all of my older pads with the new design, I'm that impressed. For now, I've ordered just the new colors assortment and the 2018-20 In Colors. Of course as always, I've also ordered the ink refills for them all. I like using the refill bottles, aka reinkers, for watercoloring in addition to the obvious reinking of my well loved ink pads. Get 3 Bonus Bucks coupons, worth $15 to use in September, when you order the New Colors Assortment, the 2018-20 In Colors and only 3 reinkers by the end of August. What's Bonus Bucks? Click here for information about this special, ending August 31st. Basically: for every $50 spent in a single order in August, you'll get a coupon code for $5 emailed to you use in September. That's kind of like a 30% discount on your August order. Need a summary of the video info? See below. What’s better about the case? We wanted the new case to: Be less confusing to open. Opening the new ink pad case is now more simple and intuitive. Just insert your thumb in the lip at the front of the case and lift it to open. Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base. With the new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected, which was a common problem with the old case style. With use, the lid will be easier to slide open and close. Be stackable. The ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport. We designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into the dimple on the top of another case. Tip: Removing the label stickers from the bottom of the case (after applying the needed labels to the case) also makes the ink pads stack a little better. Include improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways we’ve done that: The top label now has a cleaner, bolder design and a larger color swatch, making it easier to see the ink’s color. The stickers include a new In Color icon. We’ve continued to provide color stickers that can be placed on the end of each case to easily identify the ink’s color at a glance. We’re introducing a new color sticker you can place on the inside of the case, so you can easily distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open. How is the ink different? We improved our ink formula because we noticed that our old ink would sometimes bubble, especially on new pads and with lighter colors. When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it. The improved ink formula will: Reduce... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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In case you haven’t already heard, Stampin’ Up! has 2 specials running, now through August 31st: 1) new limited availability products and 2) it’s bonus bucks time! Check out the below beautiful multi-season stamp set and framelit dies, sold separately or as a bundle. Click here to see the ordering options for the stamp set and dies. More details below. Click here for my online store promos page. The all-new Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating. Save 10% when you order the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle. But don’t wait, because these exclusive products are available until August 31 and only while supplies last! No backordering. The Color Your Season promo details: Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood-mount or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors (not part of bunlde) Color Your Season items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders. ALSO Questions? Contact me at boxer3086@sbcglobal.net Happy shopping! Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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SALE, 2 WEEKS ONLY Today through August 31th, 2018 all of my retired Stampin' Up! products, except stamps and tools, are 15% off the sale price. The products included in this 15% off sale are all accessories, trims and embellishments, ink pad, ink cartridges, ink refills, markers, papers of all types, adhesives, kits, etc. I must have your wish list by August 31st. Payment will be due within 1 week from invoicing. Click on the retired graphic or the links below to view my retired Stampin' Up! products inventory lists. All Cardstock, DSP, Misc. Paper Products All Embellishments: Ribbons, Trims, Buttons, Brads, etc. All Ink Pads, Paints, Markers, Misc. Coloring Tools All Past Paper Pumpkin Kits All Retired Catalogs Click here to see ALL of my retired products. All inventory lists are current. So far, I only have a few items set aside for someone. But send me your wish list ASAP, or you may not get what you want. First come, first served. Email your wish list to me at boxer3086@sbcglobal.net I need the item # and the description to insure I know precisely what you're seeking from my inventory. Include your USA zip code so I can accurately calculate shipping from me to you. To look up retired products in the catalog they were last featured, click here. Questions? Feel free to contact me at the above e-address. Happy shopping, Michelle Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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Hi Stampin' Up! enthusiasts. I know it's been a while since I've posted here, but I'm still an active Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I just haven't had the time or energy to post here with any regularity. I've been posting to my Facebook fan page about current promos and new products. Currently, it's Sale-a-bration time. Click here for more info. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE 2018 OCCASION CATALOG. Loads of videos about the new products at the Stampin' Up! Youtube channel. Please like my fan page, where I post more often. Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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Yes, I'm very excited about the new Stampin' Up! alcohol ink markers, Stampin' Blends. There have been so many improvements made to these markers that I'm sure you'll love them! . Along with ordering my full set of 26 markers, including the 2 "skintones", I ordered item #144180, the "Just Add Color" Specialty DSP. Item #144180 is on page 167 in the 2017-18 Annual catalog. (See the catalog link in the sidebar of this blog.) Click on the image below for an enlargeable view to see the design mages. Click here to order the "Just Add Color" Specialty DSP through my online store. This DSP reminds me that as a young girl I'd while away many happy hours with my late Aunt Marcia coloring in my children's coloring books. Of course, these awesome new markers and the line art in the "Just Add Color" paper, though just as fun, will give a much more grown up finished project. Yes, of course these new markers can be used with stamped images, but I wanted to be able to practice with my markers while watching TV with my husband. To use the markers with stamps, be sure to use the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, #132708, to avoid smearing. Or you can emboss your stamped images. Click here for the Memento Ink pad. I highly recommend you order the refill bottle as well. Anxious to get my order!!! QUESTIONS? Feel free to email me at boxer3086@sbcglobal.net Happy coloring! Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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. . . New Stampin' Up! Alcohol Ink Markers, "Stampin' Blends"! I've heard nothing but rave reviews from the demo's who preordered them. Because I accidentally missed the pre-order deadline, you can bet I'll be ordering my full set Nov. 1st. Click here to see the brochure about the new markers. Get a sneak peek at the video below. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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If you're like me, your Stampin' Up! wish list has grown considerably since the 2017-18 annual catalog was released in June. Here's a treat for you to grab during Bonus Days: for every $50 you order during July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon to use in August. Think about it: that's a 10% recoup! And . . . there's no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month! Bonus Days: How to Earn in July Earning period: July 1–31, 2017 Deadlines Phone: July 31, 2017 by 6:50 PM (MT) Online: July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT) There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the promotion period. An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email. Right now, I already have a variety of bundles and lots of other goodies in my shopping cart, but I'm not quite ready to check out. Like most people, I have a budget to stay within. However, deciding on what to order will actually be easier, because I'll have Bonus Days cash to spend in August. YAY! Here's some of the goodies in my shopping cart. Click on the pictures below for more detail about each item. You'll notice that with these 4 bundles I've already earned 3 Bonus Days $5 coupons in addition to Stampin' Rewards. I'll just add a couple small items, perhaps some ribbon, and I'll earn a 4th Bonus Days coupon. So, in August, I can get some of the other items on my wish list for at least $20 off. I say "at least" because I might shop more in July and earn more coupons for August. IMPORTANT NOTE: When you order, watch for the email from Stampin' Up! with the coupon code(s) to use in August. Make sure you have Stampin' Up! in your e-address book so the coupon emails don't get lost in your SPAM folder. Save the emails or maybe even print them to make sure you don't lose your coupon codes. The ordering system cannot re-send any lost coupon codes to you. Ready to earn some Bonus Days coupons? Shop here! That's all for now. I need to go figure out what to order now and what to save for next month. Questions? Contact me any time! Thanks for stopping by, Michelle PS There are another promo ongoing right now. Click here for details on all current promos! Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Michelle's Paper Creations
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Just so you know, the last couple of months I've been dealing with the loss of my mom. Mom passed away May 2nd from complications of a very risky vascular surgery, extremely poor blood circulation and infection throughout and gangrene in her foot. We're pretty sure she stroked too about a week before passing. Mom was almost 86 and very frail. Besides dealing with the bundle of intense emotions that comes with losing such a close loved one, I've been sorting through all of Mom's belongings. After selling and giving away what we (my brother, husband and I) don't want or need, I brought home what I didn't have time to sort through before needing to vacate Mom's apartment. So much of it holds sentimental value, so the sorting is taking quite a lot of time. The last few days I've needed a break from sorting Mom's thing and all of those heavy emotions, so I turned my focus to my Stampin' Up! business, which has been on the back burner for about 3 years. It was 3 years ago in April when Mom became so sick and frail. Expecting Mom's passing at any moment was very stifling to my creativity and productivity in general. Though I miss Mom something awful, I don't have that dreadful expectancy hanging over me anymore of a devastating call from my brother. It's been a relief to all of Mom's loved ones knowing Mom is no longer lingering in agony. I look forward to seeing her again when I too meet my Maker. So, over the last few days of trying to stoke up my Stampin' Up! business, I finally got my retired 2016-17 Stampin' Up! products listed and marked down. The retired products are from the Stampin' Up! 2016-17 catalogs, including the annual catalog, the 2016 Holiday catalog, the 2017 SAB and 2017 Occasions catalogs. Please click here to download/print my Excel doc of those products. I also have it as a Word doc. Please email if you need that instead. Or, see the below table showing my newly listed products. Also included on the list are a few previously retired items I've been hoarding. I have other products I need to let go of, but listing those will take a while. I need to do a physical reconciliation of all my retired products versus my lists to make sure I don't miss anything. I really need to clear things out so I can more easily move around my work space. So I'd be thrilled if you want to give a new home to some of my retired products. If you refer someone new to me and they order, I'll happily send you a token of my appreciation. Need to look up any product(s) and don't have a hard copy of the catalog(s), please see my list of retired catalog pdf's here. Need a retired catalog hard copy? Please click here to see what I have available. My retired catalogs are free with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Michelle's Paper Creations