2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop

March 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop: Birthday Bash!

Hello and happy March 2018!

Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month, it is all about birthdays! I am so excited to be a part of this creative group of Demonstrators. I hope you will be inspired by all the unique creations!

I absolutely enjoyed making these very cute cards using the Fruit Basket Bundle and matching DSP. I love the itty-bitty punches!

For this first card, I used a Soft Suede base, a layer of striped DSP, On a layering piece of Whisper White, I stamped the fruit bowl in Pool Party and Soft Suede Ink. The sentiment is also in Pool Party. I punched strawberries in Real Red, pineapples in Daffodil Delight, and pears in Lemon Line Twist. I used the fine tip of a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to add seeds to the strawberries. I added color to the tops of the pineapples using the fine tip of a Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write marker.

For the second card, everything is basically the same, except I just punched only strawberries to go in my fruit bowl and used a piece of DSP with strawberries all over.

These were so much pun to make. The punched fruit are very tiny though, so you will want to put them in something to keep them from getting lost.

Thank you for visiting my blog. If you like what you see, contact your demonstrator to order.

Check out all the projects by hopping to each demonstrator’s blog. Simply hit the next link below or go to the next person in the loop, Melissa Tennison.

Happy stamping!

Becky B.

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Melissa Tennison

Amy Grendel

Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts

Jacqui Lawrence

Deb Naylor

Laura Kate Mackie

Kathy Maurer

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Su Mohr

Jan Musselman

Shannon Cole

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Tricia Butts

Hiske MacKay

Jackie Lawless

Maria Calia

Mary Trautner

Nichole Loe

Becky Browning (You are here)

I hope you loved these ideas. If you see something you like, go to my Online Store to order. At checkout, be sure to USE THE HOST CODE F6GMFBUU.

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Christmas in July!

Hello Stampers!

It has been a while since I have posted. Things have been crazy, busy here! How about you?

July is the middle of summer and the middle of the year. It’s also “Christmas in July” with Stampin’ Up!

Get More with Your Starter Kit:  July 1-31, 2017!

If stamping is your hobby or if you have ever dreamed of making an income from crafting, then this is the best time to get started. Anyone can buy the kit!

What is in the starter kit? Your kit is whatever you choose. It is totally customizable. You pick $125 worth of product and only pay $99 plus FREE SHIPPING! In addition, for this month only,  you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. Finally,  you will also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog!! in total, that’s an added value of $72 in free product! See…Christmas in July!

Pictured: grid paper, snail adhesive, paper snips, bone folder,
Free essentials included with Starter Kit – July 2017

 

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Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

When you purchase the kit, you get all the perks of being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator.  If you love to create, it is a great way support your hobby because you get a minimum 20% discount on all your personal purchases. Share you love with others and get a minimum 20% of all sales. Plus, as a demonstrator, you are the first to see and purchase products from the new catalog releases and you get to participate in demonstrator only events. You decide whether you want to just be a hobbyist or if you want to make it a business. It is totally up to you. There is no pressure either way!

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Happy stamping,

Becky B.

 

 

 

 

Starting Over with a New Look and a Thanksgiving Drawing!

Greetings!

I know I have not posted anything in quite some time  This past year has seen a lot of changes…both for me and my husband. and for Stampin’ Up.  Life seems to be all about change, some good and some bad. However, change can bring lots of growth and blessing even though it does not seem so at the time.

On a personal front, last year on this day – November 10, my husband lost his Mother. True she had ongoing health problems, but it was very unexpected and sudden. Even worse, my husband was out of the state starting his new job. The mixed blessing…he is still happily employed and loves his new job. He has really come alive over the past year and I know God is doing great things in his life.

This past Spring brought changes for me career-wise, as our State legislature voted to dismantle our agency and re-organize under another. Talk about uncertainty! We are in the midst of the transformation and many things will change over the course of the next few years. The mixed blessing…God has provided me with a great career which I truly love. I know this is where I am supposed to be for the time.

Both my husband and I have had various health issues over the year, which has slowed us down, and at times, stopped us all together. The mixed blessing…we have both had the opportunity to think about what is most important and focus our energies on what truly matters.

Stampin’ Up has undergone much change as well. Here are just a few examples:
1) They have changed their hostess plan to make it easier to earn FREE products.
2) They have looked closely at their products and made sure they held up to the highest quality standards, and in some cases, even stopped carrying it altogether (Blendabilities for example).
3) They have more kit options that ever before and have improved on the quality of the Paper Pumpkin subscription program.
5) They have overcome shipping issues such as strikes and bad whether and have kept Demonstrators and customers informed of product delays and shortages.
4) They are offering more opportunities than ever to get involved as a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator by making it easier to attend conventions either in person or online.

Finally, you will notice a new look and feel to my website. I started with another blog platform, but just did not care for it. I should have stuck with WordPress! I know it is a little bare-bones, but I will be updating regularly and adding new content. My new commitment to you, moving forward, is to share ideas and keep things fresh. I hope you will visit often and sign up (top right sidebar) for regular email updates on projects and event announcements.

As Thanksgiving approaches, I look back over the year and think about all the struggles and happy memories that have occurred. When we stop to actually count our blessings, even writing them down, we can say we are truly blessed. I hope you feel the same and I would love to hear from you. Please post a comment of what you are most Thankful for. Each time you post, you will get an entry that will go into a drawing for a FREE stamp set. I will conduct the drawing on Thanksgiving Day and will notify you via email.

Thank you for visiting my website!

Becky