Introducing Stamp@Home Kits by Mail

Stamp&Home bannerThis is something new from me — a way to build up your stamping supplies while actually using them to create pre-designed projects in a kit form.  Yes, it’s like a stamp camp, but you Stamp@Home!  This is not a long-term subscription program; you sign up for the monthly kit you want to receive, place an online order for the stamps and other items, then wait for your project kit to arrive from me, complete with pre-cut pieces and additional embellishments.  Full-color instructions will be sent via email.

Would you love to have a stamp camp come right to your door?  Check out the Stamp@Home FAQs page, then read about this month’s kit HERE.

The deadline to order each month’s Product Kit directly from Stampin’ Up! using the monthly hostess code is the 10th of the month.

I hope you play along!

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Toadally awesome!

Debra Burgin Toadally awesomeThat phrase pretty much sums up how I feel after the past few days finishing out the Stampin’ Up! fiscal year!  As recently as Saturday night, I didn’t think there was a chance I’d have enough sales to earn the cruise, but apparently I wasn’t thinking big enough!  Lots of people told me it could be done, and lots of people made it happen!

This frog reminds me of the old set Unfrogettable.  Loved that!  (In fact, not too long ago I actually sent an Unfrogettable card that I thought was just too stinkin’ cute to let go.)  Anyway, this is one of the cards we made at last week’s Wonderful Watercolor class.  See how white this frog’s eyes are?  They look that way because of the contrasting shading around the entire image.  It’s a little trick.

And another trick:  Notice the embossing on this card?  That panel was run through the Big Shot, then flipped over and run through again — both times with all flaps open on the platform.  This gives you both “innie” and “outie” spots.

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Come aboard!

I’m in!!!

Thanks to you I have earned the Grand Vacation for this fiscal year, and my husband and I will be enjoying the Mediterranean cruise next spring.

The last few days have been exciting and emotional as friends, customers, family members and even strangers have responded.  I am really humbled by this.  “Thank you” doesn’t even begin to convey my appreciation.

And now I must get back to my emails and texts!

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Bonus Deals start today!

BonusDeals_Header_Demo_7.01.2015_ENGThis month is all about Bonus Deals, and we’re starting just a bit early!  Stampin’ Up! is adding more items to the Clearance Rack (watch for them!), and there will be more products in the Weekly Deals, too, with discounts up to 30% off.

Here’s the lineup of Weekly Deals starting today, June 30, through July 6 — just remember that there are limited quantities at these discounted prices.  Click the chart to see the products at my Stampin’ Up! storefront:

Bonus DealIf you’re following my progress towards the Grand Vacation, here’s what my “tote board” looked like this morning at 5:15!

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Grand Vacation update — 4 p.m.

1600I just can’t believe it!  Your support is really overwhelming.

To see the ordering incentives, check this post from earlier today.  To place your order, go here!

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Grand Vacation update — 10 a.m.

945Here’s the status of my down-to-the-wire sales blitz to earn the Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation.  I wish I could hug every one of you who is pitching in on my behalf!

To see the ordering incentives, check this post from earlier today.  To place your order, go here!

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I’m flat-out asking for your help

I never dreamed it could happen!

In April I earned Stampin’ Up! Getaway incentive trip to California, thanks to the support of my customers and the work of my downline.  I am so happy and grateful for that achievement.

But this month something amazing has been happening, and now I am less than 750 points away from earning the trip of a lifetime, a Mediterranean cruise with airfare for two!

The only problem is the deadline is tomorrow, that is, the end of June. Every dollar spent equals a point. Can you help me out?  For the next two days, through 5 p.m. CST on June 30, I’m offering some incentives for you to help me reach my goal:

  • For an order of $25 in merchandise (before S/H and tax), I’ll give you a spool of new Silver Metallic Thread (138402, page 159).
  • For an order of $50 in merchandise (before S/H and tax), I’ll give you a spool of new 5/8″ Striped Cotton Ribbon in your choice of color (page 159) and you’ll earn one Burgin Buck!
  • For an order of $100 in merchandise (before S/H and tax), I’ll give you 5 spools of the new Thick Baker’s Twine, one in each color (page 158) and you’ll earn two Burgin Bucks!

If you wish to place your order online HERE, use the hostess code CQT3AD6J (you’ll see a place for the hostess code in your Shopping Bag in the lower left corner).

  • For an order of $150 in merchandise (before S/H and tax), you’ll be earning Stampin’ Rewards for your own workshop and I’ll give you the new Lots of Labels Framelits (138281, page 173) or Tags & Labels Framelits (138282, page 173)  and you’ll earn three Burgin Bucks!  For an order of this amount, you will not need the hostess code, as you will be earning the Stampin’ Benefits.

There’s one more reason to place an order:  beginning June 30 (tomorrow), Stampin’ Up! is adding more items to the Clearance Rack and to the Weekly DealsSave up to 30% on even more Weekly Deals, or up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack (while supplies last). But hurry, because Weekly Deals discounts will be available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices.

I’m so excited that this achievement is even within reach.  (I can almost taste the sea spray!)  I have been hearing from demonstrators I don’t even know who are encouraging me!  I would be through the MOON if it happened!  (And Norwegian Cruise Line will need bigger boat to accommodate my swaps, luggage, and husband!)

Remember, I need your orders by 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 30.  Place your order online HERE using the hostess code CQT3AD6J.  Or just contact me ASAP if you are able to place an order and help me out!

I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Debra
(815) 756-8101 or (815) 751-7243
Debra@heartfeltinkspiration.com

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A touch of black

Debra Burgin Watercolored wheelbarrowThis wheelbarrow image was used on one of the practice pieces we did at last night’s Wonderful Watercolor class.  Participants received this stamp set as part of the registration, so there’s plenty of watercoloring ahead for them!  We used a variety of ink refills for our color source, coloring on Shimmery White card stock.  The finished card last night was a bit different, but it did use this fun, new embossing folder.  This smaller note card benefited from just a touch of black to keep it from being too sweet.

A note about this pretty Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:  all these little dots form a kind of perforation on an envelope flap, so if you’re adding that last little touch, open both flaps of the Big Shot platform before running the envelope through.

I apologize for the bit of blur in the photograph — this card was in the mail before I realized my error!

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Farewell, Franklin

Debra Burgin RIP FranklinYesterday morning our neighbor called with the sad news that one of her cats, a Siamese named Franklin, had died.  She wanted us to be prepared for the questions when our grandson helps her feed her pets (4 p.m. sharp — I set my alarm).

I need to ask her how it was that a Siamese should be named Franklin, as I can’t think of a good reason.  (Or as said grandson says, “I don’t have even one idea.”)

So because I had the Garden in Bloom set out, I put this little note card together.  Even though I stamped off the So Saffron flower image, it still seemed too intense and busy for the sentiment, so I embossed the sentiment on vellum.  (I suppose I should have taken more time to reduce the warping, but I figure it will flatten in the mail.  Yes, I mailed the card across the street.)  Tiny dots of adhesive affixed the vellum to the stamped panel, then I covered the adhesive with Candy Dots I had colored with metallic Sharpies.  I learned that idea from Patty Bennett — it’s genius!

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Congratulations on your new adventure!

Debra Burgin 1506 New AdventureTonight’s my last “regular” monthly camp, and here is one of the cards we’ll be making.  When I made my wish list from the new catalog, this set was included — not for the floral motifs, but for the sentiments!  I’m so happy to have a real retirement stamp, and the sentiment above is perfect for someone starting a first job, getting a promotion, or setting up their first apartment.  The beautiful font is a bonus!

I was relieved that this Jute Ribbon made it into the new catalog, as I had two spools from the Occasions Catalog that hadn’t found their way onto a project.  It’s neat stuff — so unique.  I attached it with a strip of SNAIL that’s hidden under the sentiment panel.  I’m not exactly sure why it’s flipped up a bit, but it’s been so humid here the last several weeks and I’ve similar issues with my hair!

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