Sunday, June 25, 2017

My Preferred Customers

Hi Guys,
Happy Sunday!!!  I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.  I know I sure did.  My youngest turned 9 today and we had his birthday party yesterday.  It was a great party at home with family and friends.  He was very lucky with all his presents he received.



He is so cute but then I am a little bias.  I love the photo with his cake and he is getting ready to blow out the candles.  It looks like the cake is on fire but I swear it is not.  lol,  I asked him what he wanted for a theme and he said I want a birthday theme mom.  He's so funny, and he seriously makes me laugh every single day.  He really likes homemade cakes and told me he didn't want me to buy him one.  He wanted one his mom makes because they taste so much better.  Aw, he's so cute but I told him at that point to stop sucking up to me because his birthday present was already bought.  😁
I did the writing on his cake and I know it looks horrible but I am not a cake decorator in any way!!  I think its amazing how some people have the skills to decorate cakes and they look awesome, me I am not that person.  It tasted delish and that was really what I was going for anyways.  😁
So I wanted to talk to you guys a little about My Preferred Customers Facebook Group I created.
I wanted to give my customers a little extra love for being so loyal to me.  I know that I love good customer service where ever I go and it makes me want to shop at that place more.  I feel that online I can create that same great customer service.  I want my customers to feel appreciated.  If you buy anything from me at my shop www.chris.stampinup.net  and leave me your email address then I will send you an email invite to my private facebook group.  I run special sales on this page just for my customers only.  I have given a stamp set away for a certain amount spent and given away stamp pads of your choice just for making a purchase.  There are special giveaways I will do and challenges I will throw out there if you want to participate.  So far my group is liking the page a lot.  I have gotten great feedback.  It's just my way of thanking my customers.
I also want to let you guys know that I will be picking a winner of my youtube 1,000 subscribers contest.  You still have time to enter, just click here for more details
Also, the Daisy Punch is back for ordering online.  It's a great punch and goes with the Daisy Delight Stamp set.
Happy Sunday!!!!
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!!

Hi Guys!!!
Happy Thursday!!  How are you guys doing?  I have been so busy and we were on a camping trip so I have not been crafting too much this past week.  I need my craft therapy and I am so glad I was able to get some in today.
So we went on our first camping trip of the year last Saturday.  We went to a state park local to us only about 20 minutes away from home.  We try to camp here first because it's so close to home so if we forget anything we can stop by the house to get it.  It was a rainy trip and not so relaxing.  We had to go to my son's last Soccer game on Sunday and Monday both the kids wanted to go to school.  My oldest had his school field trip to the zoo and my youngest had a fun day at school and did not want to miss it.  We came home on Tuesday.  Here are some pictures of our campsite.



My dogs like camping when we are inside the camper.  They are really roughing it.  lol
My boys are officially off of school for the summer, today was the last day for them.  They had a half day so I was able to get a video done using Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the Happy Birthday thinlet.

I love this one.  I know, I know I always love them.  The picture doesn't do this card any justice.  That Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper is so awesome.  It really adds to your cards or scrapbook pages.  It's so shiny.  I created a video on how I made this card.  I also showcased the foil paper in the video.  I will leave the link to the video at the end of this post.  If you buy the bundle set you save money, you get 10% off with the bundle.
Don't forget guys, I have a giveaway still going on for the 1,000 YouTube subscribers.  If you leave a comment on one or more of my social media websites with the giveaway post and your email you will be entered in the drawing to win the retired Hey Chick stamp set.  Here is a link to the giveaway post.  Good luck.
Here is a list of all the supplies used in making this super simple birthday card.
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Don't forget guys to use this months Host Code DSAQH6JQ and you will get a gift from me in the mail.  If your order is $150 or more please do not use my Host Code, you will earn your own rewards from Stampin Up!!  Here is the video on how to make the card.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

1,000 YouTube Subscriber Giveaway

Hi, Guys!!!
Happy Wednesday!!  Did you enjoy your day?  I have been busy these last few weeks with teacher gifts and birthday stuff for my youngest.  Here are the invites I created for my son.  He did not want any type of theme other than a birthday one he told me.
They were so easy and that's exactly what I was going for.  I used up some of my old non-Stampin Up paper.  I really love how Stampin Up paper coordinates and is such a better quality paper than what you can purchase at the craft store.  Because of my many years of paper hoarding, I have a lot of different types so I need to use it up.
So between getting ready for my card class I had last week and getting all the teacher gifts and bus driver gifts ready and preparing for Jacobs birthday party, we also had a huge school project that Jacob started back in December.  He had to pick a person from a list to write a paragraph on and then do a Tri-fold board on that person and then get a costume and dress up as that person.  Last night the kids from all the 3rd-grade classes had to do a wax museum.  The parents walked the gym while all the kids stood next to their trifold board and trying to stand still and no talking for an hour.  They all were so cute.  The gym was so hot and some of the kids were dressed in wigs and gowns.  They were great.  Here is my Jake as Steve Irwin.
Isn't he just so cute 😁  I am so glad this project is over though?  It was so long.

So anyways let's get down to the giveaway now.  I have over 1,000 YouTube subscribers.  Wow, I can not believe it.  I had no clue what to expect when I started filming videos last October and never imagined hitting 500 let alone 1,000 subscribers within my first year.  So I want to do a thank you giveaway!!  Thank you to everyone who has been following me on this journey.  I have a Stamp Set I have been holding onto for a special giveaway and I think this is a special giveaway.  Here is the set I am giving away.
Can you believe it!!  I love this set and was so excited when it was available during Saleabration.  Now you can not get this stamp set through Stampin Up.  I have this one and want to give it away to one of you guys.  All you need to do is comment on this post and include your email address so I can contact you if you win.  If you comment on my other social media sites you will get another entry and if you share this post or my video, Facebook or Insta Gram post you will get another 2 entries for this giveaway.  Here are some of the cards I have made using this set and there were more but I have given them away to people.
Good luck everyone!!!  Here is a video I made for the giveaway.  Happy Wednesday!!!!


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Stamped Image on Candle and my Card Class

Hi, Guys!
Happy Saturday!!!!!  I hope you had a great Saturday!  I know I sure did.  I have been so busy this past week.  My boys are almost out of school and they have been finishing up the last few projects, and concerts, and field trips.  Plus I am making gifts for teachers and bus drivers, and my youngest is turning 9 on June 25th, so I have been getting ready for his party.
Today I had my 3rd Card Class.  It was at my local library and I had 3 adults and 2, 10-year-olds.  It was a lot of fun.  The girls all enjoyed themselves and want to come back for more.  I get so busy at the class that I forget to take pictures while everyone is stamping.  Here are the pictures of the cards we made today.


They all did really good with them too.  I need to remember to take pictures next time.  I won't have another until the fall.  Everyone is too busy in the summer including me.  I had door prizes and one of the little girls won some of the retired glimmer paper that was out during Sale-a-bration and one of the ladies won a couple of markers.  I also made goodie bags for everyone who came.

Seeing how I used the Coffee Cafe Suite I thought it only fitting to give away mocha lattes and for the 2, 10-year-olds, they got the hot cocoa.  I also used the new In colors on each of them and included a little votive candle stamped with the set Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
I also did a video on how to put a stamped image on a candle.  It's so easy and I am giving them away for teacher presents.  You could use these to decorate your home too.  You can not burn them though.  the tissue paper you use will burn.  So if you make these to give away you need to let them know they are for only decorations.  Here are the pictures of the little candles and larger ones that I have done




These are so easy and the tissue paper that you stamp on once heated melts right in the candles and it looks like the candle was made that way.  I also made a video on how this was done.
Here is the video.  Happy Saturday!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

June's Card Club

Hi, Guys!!
  I ordered from Stampin Up yesterday and had my package expedited because I have a Card Class at my local library next Saturday.  I wanted to make sure I received it in enough time to create with it.  It usually takes a week or longer for me to get my order from Stampin Up.  I had time to play with my goodies and create the current Card Club with it.
I am so excited about this months Card Club.  I am using the Coffee Break Suite which is on page 30 in the new catalog.  Love, Love, Love this Suite!! So if you guys are not familiar with my Card Club it's super easy to qualify for.
You need to make a purchase in my shop of $32 pre-tax pre-shipping, You need to live in the US, you need to leave your contact info so I can mail you your goodies, and you need to use the current month's Host Code which is  DSAQH6JQ.  If you qualify for all these items then I will mail you the materials to make three cards with the envelopes.  The card kit will come with all the materials you need to make the cards in a nice little package.  You will not get any stamped images or adhesives, just the materials.  You will also get a PDF with all the measurements and materials used and a link to the instructional video. 
If you make a qualifying purchase for 6 months in a row you automatically qualify for a free current Stamp Set valued at $25.  My gift to you.  I will get in touch with you and once you let me know which current Stamp set you would like then I will get it in the mail to you.
These are the three cards you will make and the video on how to make these cards is at the end of this post.  Have Fun!!






Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Colorful Seasons

Hi, Guys!!
Happy Wednesday!!  How are you guys?  I hope your Wednesday is going great!  I have had a pretty good day.  I was able to make a video and get in my craft room today and I even managed to get some housework done too.  Housework is no fun but it has to be done.  I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend too.  We had a very busy one.  My oldest turned 13 and we had a party for him on Sunday which was his actual birthday.  We just have family over but he loves it because he gets to hang out with all his cousins for the day.  I have done themes over the years for him but he said he didn't care about any themes, so I just went with his favorite color.  I also made his cake.  When he was really little we use to buy cakes but he prefers the homemade one better he said.  I am no cake decorator but it tasted really good.

My youngest son has a project due next week.  He had to pick someone from a list of famous people and write a few paragraphs on their life.  He also had to do a trifold board and he needs a costume too. My son picked Steve Irwin to do his project on.  He loves animals and has the energy of Steve Irwin.   My husband, son and I worked on his trifold board on Monday.  It was a rainy cool day so it was a great day for inside things.  I tell you I am so happy I own a Cricut machine and all my craft supplies.  It makes projects so easy to put together.  Here is what we came up with
I love how it turned out. My son has a presentation with all his class in a couple weeks.  We get to go to his school and watch all the kids in their costumes and act out the character they picked.  It should be cute.
I was able to finally make a video today with one of the new Stamp Sets that will be available tomorrow.  It's called Colorful Seasons and it such an awesome set.  It's for all the seasons and has some great sentiments on it.  Here is a picture of the card I created
I love it.  It makes me want to grab a book and sit in one of those chairs and just let the ocean waves crash at my feet.  I love this set.  The card base uses one of the new In Colors Berry Burst.  I am loving the new In Colors.  You guys can get them tomorrow.  June 1, is when the new catalog of stuff is available for purchase.  I already have my list for ordering tomorrow.  I also have a list of stuff I want, which basically is the whole catalog.  LOL,  I wish I had an endless supply of money.  I bet everyone wishes that though.
If you would like a brand new catalog mailed out to you for free please let me know.  You can fill out the contact link at the top of my website or email me at craftswithchris82414@gmail.com.  You must be a US resident, because I can not mail outside the US.  Thank you guys for following me on my Stampin Up journey and for all your support.  Happy Thursday!!


Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Special

Hi, Guys,
Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day!!  I hope everyone had a fantastic day and was able to celebrate Memorial Day!!  I just wanted to pop on here quick to remind you guys about my special I am running.  There are 2 1/2 hours left to get a free Stampin Up Ink Pad on me!  Here are all the colors you can choose from you just need to spend $25 at my shop www.chris.stampinup.net to get yours free.  Once your order is placed I will notify you via email (make sure you leave your email address in the contact) to find out which color you would like me to mail to you for free!!

I just wanted to remind everyone of this awesome deal before it ends.  Happy Monday!!!!!