Sale-A-Bration: Stampin’ Up’s Amazing You Stamp Set

It’s Tuesday, which means I have a new Teach Me Tuesday video for you. Today I’m highlighting the Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set Amazing you, but I also give you some tips for how to find stamp sets that will be great “workhorses” for your scrapbooking projects as well as cards. I have three tips for what to look for in a stamp set when you’d like to use it on scrapbook pages, and I share them in today’s video and in the text below the video. First, let’s take a look at the finished page: My Mom has been on my mind recently and it felt really good to “see” her face. I knew I wanted to use the coordinating Celebrate You thinlits (also free during Sale-A-Bration) on this page, and so I went specifically looking for a photo of my Mom to use. I have to say as I was flipping through photos of her, it felt really good to look at her and think about her (although it is still very hard even five years later not to get teary eyed). But it seriously felt like I had found a long lost friend. The page came together relatively quickly

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Clearing the Clutter

You may think what I’m going to share with you today is a bunch of woo-woo nonsense, but I must tell you that I 100% believe in the power of your mind… and even it’s inability to see around a mess. My desk area has looked like this for probably about 6 months (gasp!): Yup. It’s pretty embarrassing to show that to you. Particularly because it looked like that for so long. But over the weekend, I had finally had enough. That same area, now looks like this: Oh gosh. I can’t tell you how much better I feel. I’ve already been way more productive today than I think I was all week last week. Now, it’s still not perfect… there’s still a little pile of “whatnots” in the other room that I haven’t found a home for yet, but this was so rejuvenating for me. I’m actually eyeballing some other areas of the house that are on my “up next” list.  I totally believe that clutter around you leads to a cluttered brain. And as much as I know that, I never made it a priority to fix this. Silly me.  I think this overly cluttered home of mine

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Stamping with my “chosen” family

I had such an amazing weekend… it may not have been the most productive one for me (I’m such a chatter!), but it definitely revitalized my soul.  Each time we have a new Stampin’ Up catalog (the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure launched on January 3rd!), I host an all day stamping event for my team of Shore Stampers. Right now we have just under 40 of us on the team and we’re spread out around the country.  So I designed 16 projects for them (that can all be used in their business if they are building one, or just for fun if they love to stamp!) and we got together for a full day of crafting on Saturday. What I love about the January team event is we turn it into a “Stampover.” So we finish the training at 4pm on Saturday, but then we hang out all night and through most of the day on Sunday working on our own projects and just laughing and having fun! We had 10 of us this weekend (including me) and I love that these ladies get along so well even though some of them only see each other once or

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2018! Each year for the past three years I’ve picked a word at the start of the new year to hopefully guide me during the next 365 days. I’ve never actually written about my word here on the old blog – because it’s sadly been a bit neglected – but I’d thought I’d share this year. Let’s look back first… I actually remember my words from the previous years, and while I might not remember exactly why I picked them or how they showed up in my life — I can still share them with you to give you ideas in case you decide to try this for yourself. 2014 – GROW In 2014 I was really working towards building my Stampin’ Up business to full-time status so I’m sure that is largely why I selected this word. I try and pick a word that reflects both my business and my personal life, though, so I imagine I was trying to grow in some way personally, too — and I’m sure it wasn’t in the waist! Ha! 2015 – SHINE For 2015, I was looking to really shine — I wanted to better my best in everything I did,

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