Monday, December 31, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR! & Stampin' Up! Updates

I hope you all were able to spend some time with family or friends during the holidays.  It's been pretty quiet here. It's taken me a couple of years, but I'm slowly getting used to it.  I actually put up my Christmas trees and some decorations this year!  It made me feel better so it was worth it.  There's something about Christmas lights that makes me happy.

I want to be one of the first to wish you

I hope 2019 proves to be a great year for us all!

Ok! On to the Stampin' Up! updates!
Below are the important information dates! 


SATURDAY, JANUARY 5  (register by Wed, Jan 2)

*Jan 5 is also the Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Kick Off!

Everyone will receive one of the New Occasions Catalogs AND a Sale-A-Bration Brochure that includes all the freebies!

You'll get to play with some of the new products as well as make a project using brand spanking new products!

SATURDAY, FEBRURARY 2  (register by Wed, Jan 30)

Holiday Catalog ends January 2
Year- End Holiday Catalog Sale ends January 2
The new Occasions Catalog goes live January 3
The Annual Sale-A-Bration promotion begins January 3


Some of you would LOVE to get the Stampin' Up! demonstrator discount but just don't want to actively sell.  You can be your only customer! YES! YOU CAN DO THAT!
That is what I originally intended to do over 11 years ago! I wanted that discount!   

YOU choose your kit products so you can choose items that you don't have. 
All of your personal product sales count towards your sales - even the pre-order items and special items we get to order before they are released!
If you decide at any time, you don't want the discount any more, you can quit being a demonstrator. 

I know - Blah! Blah! Blah!      Keep reading though! 😎

Stampin' Up! offers promotions for new demonstrators who join at various times during the year but there is ALWAYS a great one during Sale-A-Bration. 
This begins on January 3. 

AND keep reading to the bottom of this post to see what I am adding to this promotion for everyone who joins my Coastal Stampede Crafters team during Sale-A-Bration!

If you join my Stampin' Up! demonstrator team, you will still have the perks of all of my events in my craft room PLUS you'll have my support as your upline to help you with any demonstrator business assistance.   I'm always available to assist you as a customer or as one of my downline demonstrators.

Have you brought customers into my business?  Those friends can choose to purchase their Stampin' Up! products through you!  

If you would like to have an official Stampin' Up! workshop in your home or other location and invite your friends to let them know that you are now a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'll be glad to help you with that. 

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, YOU decide how much or how little you want to do with it as a hobby or as a business. You can even be your only customer like I was originally!

You all know that I'm not a hard core "recruiter", but I do need to let you know about the promotions. A lot of you buy enough to make my quarterly minimums so those purchases could be YOUR quarterly minimums.

Below is the flyer Stampin' Up! has made about the promotion

This promotion begins January 3

MY Addition to the Promotion!
 I will be giving one of the AWESOME totes pictured below to everyone who joins my Coastal Stampede Crafters team during Sale-A-Bration!   It collapses & zips around to put away for storage but is a large size tote when opened!  
This tote was an exclusive item that was given to demonstrators at the Stampin' Up! Convention in November!

With my addition to the promotion, my new team members can get TWO Fantastic Stampin' Up! Totes to Carry Your Stampin' Up Supplies!

To join Stampin' Up! or to just find out all the full details, CLICK HERE
To sign up and order your demonstrator kit, you just fill out the form after you click on the link and check out the information.

This promotion does not begin until January 3
Read the information on the website
BUT do not submit an agreement before January 3.

You are also welcome to contact me and I'll be glad to answer any questions.

I almost forgot!

The next Stampin' Up! "On Stage" Event in April has a location in

Charlotte, NC!

All demonstrators are able to register and attend!

I'll fill you in on all the details!  You'll have a fantastic time!

You get to play with upcoming new merchandise and take some home too!

AND get the new upcoming Holiday Catalog that will be released in June at the event in April!   AWESOME!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018


I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Day!

I've always loved teddy bears!  My Mom send links to these cute little teddy bear videos to me sometimes.

This is a cute Christmas one!  I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Run! Don't Walk to the Clearance Rack! New Products Added Today!


Hurry! GREAT discounts!

Awesome products added! Ribbons, punches, designer series paper, cardstock, ink, accessories! These Items have never been on the clearance rack!

Be sure to check the Holiday Catalog closeout products while you are shopping!

You can click on the  HERE or the link in my right sidebar to take you to the clearance rack!

Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 Holiday Catalog Carry Over Products

There are usually products that from the Holiday Catalogs that will be carried over and offered in the future.  Some products will continue to be available in January, but some products may not be offered again until the 2019 Annual Catalog is released in June.  

Although I don't know when they will be available again, I do have the list of products!
To view or print the carry over list CLICK HERE

If you need the list of Retiring products you can CLICK HERE to take you to the list. 
All products are "while supplies last".  Some are reduced as much as 50%! 
Shop early to make sure you get the products you want!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Stamparatus Craft & Carry Bag


Demonstrators were able to pre-order this fantastic tote bag and I LOVE it!
Not only is it perfect for "on the go", it is great for everyday storage of the stamparatus!
You can see additional details about the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag by CLICKING HERE

The Holiday Catalog Retiring List Has Been Released!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Online Extravaganza Begins TODAY!

When shopping through my website please use Host Code XB947WGY
NOTE:  If you order $150 or more, do not use the code.  You will earn Host Rewards!  FREE STUFF!

For savvy stampers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true, our annual Online Extravaganza. Think outside of the big box stores this year and gift creatively!

Shop during the Online Extravaganza sale and you'll enjoy deals on your favorite crafting needs and you'll avoid all the mall craziness. Deals start November 23 (Black Friday) through November 28.
Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we'll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale! 

Click here to see a list of the items that are excluded from the sales.   The majority of the items excluded are Paper Pumpkin kits, bundles and the "You Can Make It" kits. 

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog —all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.).  When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over.  By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!

Below is information on products in each of the 3 sales.
Each sale ends at 11:50 (mountain time) the last night of the sale. The next sale begins at midnight (mountain time).


November 23–24  

Brads and Buttons
Cards and Envelopes
Designer Series Paper
Embossing material
Specialty Paper
Washi Tape

November 25–26
  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

November 27–28
  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Snowflake Showcase Promotion Begins Thursday, Nov. 1st

I LOVE that there are 2 great stamp sets to go with this set of Thinlits Dies!
One set for the Holidays/Winter and one set for year-round!

Watch this video to see all the great products featured in the Snowflake Showcase promotion!

Shop Early!  These are sure to sell out before the end of the month!  

Please use the Host Code Below when ordering
(It is also posted in the left side bar of my blog)

Monday, October 22, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

NEW Stamparatus Accessories Available!

Available to purchase on Monday, October 1

4 NEW Accessories!
If you want them all, you can purchase the Stamparatus Accessories Pack (#151049) which contains all 4 products!

If you don't yet have a Stamparatus, you NEED this product in your Stamping tools!  Order yours today! (#148187)

World Card Making Day Sale ALL WEEK!

World Card Making Day is Saturday, October 6
In Celebration, Select Stampin' Up! are 10% off!
Sale Dates:  October 1-7

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Batten Down The Hatches-Hurricane Florence

Go Away Florence!

Hurricane Florence is a Category 4.  It is moving very slowly so when it hits, it will be here for over 24 hours - possibly up to 36 hours.  I was not worried over Bertha & Fran or any of the others even though some were category 3's. This one has me worried. 

Living on or near the coast has it's assets, but this is the one huge negative.  We've not had a big hurricane since we moved 14 miles inland 16 years ago.  I guess we were due.  Did it have to be a category 4 though!?  Geez!

We definitely have to cancel our Open Stamping & Photo Album Day for Saturday.
Power is sure to be out for a while. As soon as it is back on and I have updates on the surrounding areas, I'll email my local customers to let them know the date we can get together.

I hope everyone is safe through the hurricane and has no major damage.  Please check in with me by text when you can after the storm has cleared and let me know you are ok.  
I'll be worried about you guys. 

**If you are NOT evacuating, please post below so that I know you are staying in the area.**

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Holiday Catalog Product Videos!

Stampin' Up! has posted great videos featuring new products in the Holiday Occasions Catalog!

*You may need to click over to my blog to view the videos

Do you love designer series paper? You're going to love this first video!  It's a quick showing of ALL the sets of designer series paper in the Holiday Occasions Catalog!

There is a great new tool that was released in the Holiday Catalog.
Watch this video to see all the features of the Take Your Pick Tool.
You definitely need to add this nifty tool to your supplies!

The Winter Woods Bundle is one of my favorites . It has fantastic stamps and thinlits dies that can be used year round!  You'll get lots of use with this bundle!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The NEW Holiday Occasions Catalog is LIVE!

You can now use your Bonus Days codes on products from both the 2018-19 Annual Catalog AND the Holiday Occasions Catalog!

CLICK HERE to view the Holiday Occasions Catalog on my website
OR Click on the Holiday Catalog link in the right side bar here on my blog!

As sometimes happens, there are a couple of typos in the catalog.
Below are the corrections to the misprints in the Holiday Occasions Catalog.