Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 31st -Big Shot Bundle Deadline!

For those of you that have been thinking about the Big Shot Promotion - don't think any longer!  Today is the last day to place that order and get some amazing deals.

So I decided to pop in one more time to remind you that today is the last day of August’s amazing Big Shot promotion – where you can earn one of select bundles for FREE when you buy a Big Shot.  BUT…

You don’t have to buy a Big Shot to take advantage of this amazing promotion.  If you already have a  Big Shot, you can purchase any of these bundles at 15% off.  You love these products and love them even more so with amazing bundles!  So I'm pretty sure this promotion is calling your name. 

Here are the options (click on the picture below to shop the options in my online store):
choices for discounted bundles on BS promotion

These are great deals – earn them free when you buy a Big Shot OR purchase them at 15% off.  Woo hoo!  It’s a great time to throw in a few Holiday Catalog items.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna

Christmas in August?

It feels SO GOOD to play with my stamps and inks and pens, oh my!

This past Tuesday was Arizona's Primary Election and working for the County Elections Department has had us all working long hours.  Needless to say, there wasn't any stamping time (or sleeping time!)  Hopefully this weekend I can do some serious catching up and play more!

It is a little hard to think of Christmas when we have triple digits here in Phoenix, but I love Christmas and all the fun and beautiful cards that come this time of year, so here is my first one and it's not even September yet! 

When I first saw this set, I immediately fell in love with it.  So cute and the best part, it's a Photopolymer CLEAR set which makes placement of the car, tree and snowman so perfectly easy!

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

It IS the most wonderful time of the year! Even though Christmas is still a few months away, you will be  singing Christmas carols when you see the 2014 Holiday Catalog! 

Not  quite ready to sing  jingle bells, then you will love the new Autumn and Halloween stamp sets and accessories!  So Much Fun!

If you haven't seen the new Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!, click here to view it online. Want a hard copy? Send me an email and I will be happy to send you one!

The 2014 Holiday Catalog supplements the Annual Catalog and is available from August 28, 2014 through January 5, 2015.

You may have noticed there aren't any Hostess Stamp Sets in the Holiday Catalog. Instead, Stampin' Up! is offering an exclusive stamp set for parties and online orders that total $300 or more.  If you'd like to do an online party so your friends can order, let me know and I'll get you a Hostess Code so they can order, you get the credit and their order ships direct to them!

Earn the exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party (or online order) reaches of $300... that's over and above the regular exiting benefits of hostess rewards (or stampin' rewards).  That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31!

This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more. 
The Fine Print:
  • Dates: August 28th- October 31, 2014
  • Print: Good Greetings Flyer PDF
  • All order types qualify for this promotion
  • One set per workshop or online order of $300 or more
  • Orders larger than the qualifying amount are not eligible for additional sets
  • Choose wood or clear mount stamp set
    • 135014 Good Greetings wood mount
    • 135017 Good Greetings clear mount

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Don't Miss HALF OFF!

 An offer for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers!

There’s no doubt you’ve heard of Paper Pumpkin. Have you given it a try? Now is the time! Get 50% off* your first two months when you sign up by September 10.
Go to and use promo code: HALFOFF2. 
Please be sure to select me, Donna Kish,
Phoenix, AZ  as your Demonstrator!

 After your first two months, keep the creativity coming for just $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN + tax per month (shipping included). Each month a fully designed project kit will arrive at your door with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go.

It’s commitment-free! You can cancel or suspend your membership at any time—really! So, go on, give it a try. What do you have to lose? (Except some boredom.)
*For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription
Don't miss out on this fabulous offer.
September's MPP contains adorable Halloween Burlap Bags!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weekly Deals - August 26, 2014

Aug 26th
from stampin' up! blog

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Marina Mist 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130016
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.95 US/$9.38 CAN

Clips Essentials Hardware Item # 129964
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130014
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Circles Collection Framelits Die Item # 130911
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Blossom Punch Item # 125603
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Vintage Faceted Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 126027
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Time is Running Out...for $51 worth of FREE products!


Get $51 worth of Stampin Up Products for FREE with the fab Short & Sweet Promotion!!!

If you have kids going back to school, you'll have all this wonderful free time back on your hands.  How about joining my Stamps Well With Others Team and enjoy some "ME" time for yourself. 

Here are the details:

  • Join Stampin Up during the Short & Sweet Promotion and you will get to choose $150 worth of items to put into your Starter Kit AND PAY JUST $99 FOR THEM!!!
  • AND this order will ship to you for FREE as well – that is an additional $15 value you get for FREE!
  • The Short & Sweet Promotion runs THURSDAY AUGUST 28th which doesn’t give you long – so don’t delay!
  • There are NO downsides and there is absolutely NO obligation to ever purchase anything ever again!  If you choose not to purchase anything again, you keep everything in your Starter Kit – you are not pestered – there is no pressure – I LOVE Stampin Up!


What items do you get to choose from to fill your Starter Kit?
  • You choose $150 worth of absolutely ANY Stampin' Up! items that you want!
  • Choose from the Annual Catalog…the Clearance Rack…Weekly Deals…New Arrivals…Project Life…Blendabilities…online only Photopolymer Stamp Sets…
  • That’s right – if you want to, you can pop Holiday Catalog items into your Starter Kit – how cool is that?
  • You can’t order them as a customer yet, but you can add them to your Starter Kit!
  • And once you have joined, you can order more from the Holiday Catalog because we are in Demonstrator pre-order right now!

Will you have to sell any Stampin Up products or can you just join to get a fabulous discount?
  • NO – you do not have to sell anything to anybody EVER!
  • You can be whoever you choose – most on my team are ‘hobby demonstrators’ meaning they join just for the wonderful personal discount on their personal purchases.
  • Stampin’ Up! does not put any pressure on any demonstrator to do anything EVER – it is a wonderful company to be a part of.
  • You can join simply to get a fabulous discount on your favorite crafting supplies and only ever make purchases for yourself.

What are the big Perks?
  • You will get a ONE TIME 30% off of your first Demonstrator order of $150+ that you place in the first 45 days of joining.
  • AND you get Hostess Benefits on that order too!
  • You get a regular 20% discount on all of your orders.
  • And you get to take part in all the same special offers that customers do.
  • You get to pre-order from upcoming Catalogs – meaning you get to order from new catalogs a month before customers.
  • You get invited to online demonstrator only forums where you can meet & chat & learn
  • There are MANY MANY more perks including a free monthly Magazine, Events, free stamps & incentive trips to earn…

Are there minimums?
  • Yes – to remain an active Demonstrator you need to purchase or sell $300 in products every quarter. (very easy to do!) 
  • Quarters run Jan-Mar, Apr-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec
  • BUT the quarter you join in is WAIVED – meaning when you join in August – NOW – you have until DECEMBER 31st to do this!
  • And on December 1st you will be able to take part in the Occasions Catalog pre-order – that catalog will go live to customers in early January so you get to order from it a full month early!
  • If you did not make your minimums on December 31st, you will have a ‘pending’ month that gives you a chance to make up that shortfall.
  • If you do not, your pending month would end on January 31st – and on February 1st you will no longer be a demonstrator.

If you used to be a Demonstrator but dropped, can you re-join to take advantage of this great offer?
  • Absolutely, YES!!!
If you are planning to place an order of $100+ soon you really should give it a try – you have absolutely nothing to lose and SO MUCH to gain – there are NO obligations and lots of fun times ahead!

Already decided and are ready to join right now?
  • Click HERE to join instantly online
  • That link takes you to a page where you can find a video & further information – and a Join Now button!
  • You will get your Demonstrator number & information via email immediately
  • You can place your first order today!

Got Questions?
  • I have the answers!
  • Click HERE to email them to me!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Short and Sweet

NEW Short & Sweet Starter Kit Promotion
For One Week Only—August 21-28—purchase the $99 Starter Kit and receive $150 worth of products of your choice!  Woohoo!  Plus, Starter Kits always ship for FREE!  That's an extra 10% savings right there!
Purchase Your $99 Starter Kit Today!—To select your $150 in merchandise*, visit my Join The Fun page and simply click on the "Join Now" button to proceed.   
Please Note: The Big Shot & Bundles promotion doesn't qualify during this Starter Kit promotion.  
What Benefits Do I Get When I Join?
  • Automatic 20% Discount On Every Order!
  • 30% Discount On Your First $150 Order!
  • Pre-Order Holiday Catalog Products Today!
  • Hobby & Business Demos Welcome!
  • Learn More: Join My Team - Benefits
Top 3 Reasons Stampers Join Stampin' Up!:
  1. Big Wish List?  Save On Stamping Supplies!
  2. Need Extra Cash?  It's A Fun, Flexible Way To Earn Extra Money!
  3. Stamping Friends!  Meet Other Enthusiastic Stampers Just Like You!
But, What If I Don't Want To Be A "Demonstrator?"  You are more than welcome to sign up for the discount!  In fact, that is the #1 reason why stampers sign up!  You just need to meet a $300 minimum for each quarter to remain an active demonstrator.  No commitments and no penalties—EVER!  If you don't meet your minimum, you simply become inactive.  You have nothing to lose by trying it out! 
Join Now & Enjoy Your Discount Thru January 2015—You'll have until December 31st (your first full quarter) to meet your first $300 minimum to remain active.  If you fall short, you have one pending month (January) to rectify the shortfall.  That means you'll automatically be able to order both Holiday Catalog items and Spring Occasions Catalog items at a discount, even if you never hit your minimum and eventually drop!  Did I mention you have nothing to lose?!  
See Complete Details At My Join My Team Page!
Ready To Join My Team?  It's easy!  Get Started now.
Have Questions?  I'm happy to chat with you about this opportunity with no obligation!  Contact me!

Bloom With Hope Thanks

It's Thank You Time again!  Saturday's workshop order was delivered and has been sorted and inside each package is a little thank you from me to the girls!

I have so much fun making these each month and I hope the girls like them too.

Each card is 3" x 3" and fits nicely inside the sleeve of a stamp set or package of bling.  Today's card starts with a base of Basic Black cut at 6" x 3" and scored at 3".  The first layer is Baked Brown Sugar cut at 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" and then Very Vanilla at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".

I stamped the large flower from the Hostess Set - Bloom With Hope with Momento Ink and then colored it with Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and Daffodil Delight. 

Using Gorgeous Grunge, I stamped the small splotches with Old Olive. I then sponged the edges with Baked Brown Sugar.

The Thank You is from Blooming with Kindness.  It's a perfect fit!  Inside I put another piece of Very Vanilla cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" to write my thank you notes inside.

It turned out pretty nice, don't you think?  I'm still just crazy about coloring with my Blendabilities!  If you haven't tried them yet... you should check them out and give them a try.  Nothing more relaxing that coloring.  Remember those days as a kid when coloring was you dream job!?  Great Fun!

Thank you for looking in today.  If I can help you with anything you see here, please let me know!

~ Donna

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Before I share today's card, I have a question for you.  Did you receive your Holiday Catalog in the mail yet?  My regular customers began getting theirs today! 

If you don't have a demonstrator and would like to have one (a demonstrator and a catalog), please email me with your information and I will be happy to send one to you!

I'll soon be sharing it on my blog, so you will be able to see it online as well.  Email me:

Now, on today's card:  Happy Birthday to My Brudder!

It's time to dig out this great photopoly set for a birthday card for my brother.  This sentiment is so perfect for him because he's SOOO much older than me.  So much so, that I felt like an only child most of the time!  LOL 

He's eleven years older, so I can certainly rib him about this - don't you think? 

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a happy hump day!
~ Donna 


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