Monday, December 19, 2016

Countdown to Christmas - Day 19

We are getting close to Christmas and the hum of the last minute "to dos" is getting louder and louder in our house.  I'm so excited to have my daughter home for two weeks to cuddle and craft with and to see how her and her brother do over the weekend with all the holiday festivities and family time.

One of the things I love most about Christmas is scrapbooking it.  I like to make my albums from scratch, buy album kits to assemble, and love it when family makes albums for me to use.  As you can see, I have a lot of them and they are usually up high where little curious hands can't rip them this year!

When Stampin' Up! started selling Project Life, I was a bit wary.  I mean, how fun can plug and place scrapbooking be?  What about all that time and effort spent building a page to find that your photos are the wrong size or your photos are vertical and you needed horizontal? What would scrapbooking be without having to pull all your supplies out along with the pictures and ink and such?  What if you could maybe get multiple pages done before multiple months had passed?  What if you could actually capture the memory of a specific child moment before that moment faded into the mental abyss to party with "did I remember to shut the garage door?" and "did I turn the oven off?"

So you can see, my mind told me to try Project Life and I'm grateful.  It will be a big focus in my business in 2017 because it is something I'm passionate about and something I really enjoy.  One of my favorite thing about it is that I get to have a base of an album done before the holidays even started.  I still struggle to pick the right photo to highlight for each event or memory but I don't break into a cold sweat.  I don't spend hours on my PC journaling because I place a journaling card in each spread to make sure I can handwrite the memories.  And before you say you don't like your handwriting, remember that your children and family do and they are who is going to look at your albums anyhow.

I encourage you to check out our Hello December card kit and accessory pack for this holiday season.  It will help you capture the magic of the season without having to capture the stress of the season as well.  Below are a few of my sample pages.  You can see that I have a lot of spaces left to print out and fill out and I'm excited about that!  When the holiday is over, I will go back through and add some bling to the pages from the accessory pack but it's a lot easier to do that once the photos are in the albums.  Plus, if I end up with more photos than I expected, I can just buy more page protectors to go in my albums and I'm all set again!  I use our page protector pockets to keep memorabilia like school programs and the Christmas Light Treasure Map that happened earlier this month.  My photo cards are also hole punched and added to the back of these albums each year so I can keep those photos from friends and family as well.

These products are only available while supplies last and will retire at the conclusion of the 2016 Holiday catalog on January 3rd, 2017.


To order supplies for these projects, please visit my online store here.  Please use this hostess code when checking out when you find something to order if ordering by December 24th. 
  • December Code:  The code through Christmas is WEEMARQ7.


It’s our Year End Closeout Sale – take a look at these great specials!  These include discounts up to 60% on retiring holiday products, clearance items, and high inventory items.  Those placing orders through my Web site will be put into a drawing for a doorprize – hint – it’s something new from the new occasions catalog!

Just a few notes:
  • High inventory items are on discount through January 3rd.
  • Retiring accessories are while supplies last.
  • Retiring items will all discontinue as of January 3rd.
  • Retiring holiday stamp sets are guaranteed through December 21st.


While we have many great products on closeout, there is one program that you really should check out as well.  I only sell things I'm passionate about and this product line is definitely one of my favorites!

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  They also are invited to participate in a free Paper Pumpkin Playdate to make their kits using any of my additional supplies like framelits and punches!  It's a wonderful program and I'd love for you to try it out!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit!


    If you are interested in joining out team and participating in monthly meetings with free make-n-take projects and outstanding company, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  The new Occasion catalog is coming out and you could pre-order from it as a demonstrator!  Contact me today for more information!

    Come back tomorrow for more ideas!

    Have a craftastic day,

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