Sale-a-Bration Special Success!

The numbers are in and it’s official: this year’s Sale-a-Bration Special was a huge success!  Everyone who participated got 2 EXTRA Sale-a-Bration items as well as $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards to spend on any products of their choice!  This was in addition to anything their orders already earned from Stampin’ Up!  This is the third year that I have done this promotion, and it’s always fun and successful!  I’m sure I will do it again next year!  A big THANK YOU to everyone who ordered!  I love seeing my customers so happy!

If you missed out on this promotion, there’s still plenty of time to earn Sale-a-Bration items and Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Just spend $50 or more (before tax and shipping) and you will earn one free Sale-a-Bration item for every $50 spent, with no limits and no limit to how many orders you can earn them on!  Spend $250 or have a qualifying workshop of $250 or more (before tax and shipping) and get an EXTRA $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!  Both of these incentives are still available from Stampin’ Up! until March 31st!  MY next big personal promotion will be in July, and will coincide with my 5 year anniversary of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  Stay tuned as we get closer for all the details!  You’re not going to want to miss it!  🙂

Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

Want extra freebies during Sale-a-Bration?

We all know that Sale-a-Bration is a great time of year to order!  You already get a free item for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) with no limits on have many extras you can earn and no limits on how many orders you can earn them on!  Have you seen the choices this year?  They are fabulous!  Choices of free items include stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, note card sets, ribbon, and more!  Check them out!

 

And this year, there’s a new reward level!  Spend $100 and you get to choose either two $50 reward items OR one $100 item!  This is new this year, but it definitely gives you more options when selecting your rewards!

But what if I told you that if you order through me between 2/1 and 2/7 you’ll get even MORE rewards?  Every year I run a Sale-a-Bration special where anyone who places an order of $50 or more (before tax and shipping) not only gets their regular rewards from Stampin’ Up!, but also gets EXTRA rewards from me!  Here’s how it works:

  • Contact me via email between 2/1-2/7 with you order.  Orders must total at least $50 before tax and shipping to qualify.
  • The first ten people to order will get to participate.
  • Once I receive everyone’s order, I will place everything together as ONE LARGE ORDER.  This will earn a larger amount of rewards than what would normally be earned on the individual orders.  The extra rewards will then be shared among everyone who participates!
  • Orders will be shipped to me and will then be delivered/shipped to you once I receive them.

It’s super easy!  Last year, everyone who participated got an extra Sale-a-Bration item and $20 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend!  That was in addition to anything their order had already earned!  It was a great deal for everyone who participated!

Here’s the fine print:

Orders must be placed directly through me via email.  Orders placed in my online store do not qualify.

You must reside in the United States to be able to participate, as I can only ship within the US.

Payment must be made prior to me placing the order.  PayPal is preferred, but I am happy to accept other forms of payment as well!

Once I received everyone’s order, I will total the whole thing and contact everyone to let you know how many extra items and rewards dollars you get.  I will then need you to get back to me within three days with the extra choices so I can place the final order.  Once I have everyone’s payment, the order will be placed!

If you have been thinking of ordering, this is a great time to do so!  Everyone loves a great deal, and this is definitely one you don’t want to miss!  Visit the Online Store to browse and make your list!  Then contact me to order no later than February 7th.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me!  You can click the “contact me” tab above, or email me directly at nicollebelesimo@gmail.com.

This offer is available to anyone who wants to participate, whether you are already an established customer or new to me!  I would love to be your demonstrator!  🙂

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Please contact me with questions!

Nicolle

 

Sign Up for My February Newsletter!

My February Newsletter will be sent out in the next couple of days!  Sign up to receive all the latest news from Stampin’ Up!, as well as specials and promotions available exclusively to my customers, including everything you need to know about my 3rd Annual Sale-a-Bration Special!  Plus, get February’s host code, find out what February’s Customer Gift is, and much, much more!  Click HERE to sign up!  And please check back here for all new projects starting tomorrow!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  🙂

Nicolle

Paper Pumpkin + Sale-a-Bration = One Great Deal!

Have you thought about giving Paper Pumpkin a try?  Sale-a-Bration is the perfect time to do so because prepaid subscriptions of 3 months or more earn Sale-a-Bration rewards!  Yes, that’s right!  Because prepaid subscriptions have item numbers and are ordered like any other catalog item, they are eligible for rewards, including Sale-a-Bration rewards!

If you would like to give Paper Pumpkin a try, but are not looking for a long term commitment, then I recommend a 3 month prepaid subscription.  Three months is a perfect trial subscription!  If at the end of the three months you wish to continue, you simply order another prepaid subscription to extend it, or switch to month to month!  If you decide you don’t wish to continue after the three months, you simply drop and won’t receive any additional kits.  Of course, if you know you’ll love it, ordering a 6 or 12 month kit will also earn you a small discount on each month’s kit as well!

So what do you get with Paper Pumpkin?  Each month, a fully designed, pre-cut project arrives right in your mailbox with everything you need to create it, including stamps and ink!  Projects include mostly cards, but can also include gift packaging, home decor, and more!   To learn more about Paper Pumpkin and see examples of past kits, please click HERE.

There are two ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin: prepaid subscriptions and month to month subscriptions.  However, the only way to earn free Sale-a-Bration items is to order pre-paid ones!  And only 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions qualify!  Here’s a little chart to show what you earn during Sale-a-Bration with each subscription:

And speaking of rewards, if you purchase a 12 month subscription, not only do you receive a $2 discount per month, and up to 4 Sale-a-Bration items, you will also earn $21.50 in regular Stampin’ Rewards as well!  Just something to think about!  🙂

Why not give it a try?  For more information on Paper Pumpkin, check out the website HERE.  But remember, in order to earn sale-a-bration rewards, you must purchase a prepaid subscription, which must be done through the online store NOT the Paper Pumpkin website!  You can get to the Paper Pumpkin page in the online store HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to contact me with questions!

Nicolle

 

Time to Say Goodbye to the 2017 Holiday Catalog

I know I said that I was done sharing Holiday projects, but then I received this card from a demo friend and it was too cute not to share!  This card was made by Pamela Carey-Mackenzie, and features the Smitten Mittens Photopolymer Bundle!  Sadly, this item retires TODAY, along with the Holiday Catalog itself.  🙁

But as one door closes, another usually opens, so although the Holiday Catalog is retiring, that means that Occasions and Sale-a-Bration are right around the corner!  Those begin TOMORROW, and you are going to LOVE them!

Be sure to visit the Online Store one more time TODAY to scoop up some great deals on remaining Holiday Catalog items!  But don’t wait too long, as after today, they will be gone for good!  To go to the Retiring Items section of the Online Store, click here.

Hope you all have a great day!  Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

 

Last Chance for Stamparatus, Year End Sale, and Holiday Catalog!

Hi Everyone!  I hope you all had a great holiday!  I just got back from a week in Florida.  Talk about a shock when I got off the plane last night!  I went from 70 degrees to 1 degree (no I am not kidding) in a matter of five hours!  Brrrr!!!   But I am really happy to be home!  Now it’s time to get back work!  🙂

Just wanted to give you a few reminders as we are coming up on the end of the year really quickly!

First, TOMORROW (December 30th) is the LAST day to preorder your Stamparatus!  Once the preorder window closes, it will not be available again until the new annual catalog comes out in June.  For all the info on how you can reserve yours, please click here! 

Second, there is still time to get in on the Year End Sales Event!  This sale goes until January 2nd, and there are still lots of great deals available!  To browse everything that is on sale, and to scoop up some of your favorite retiring products, please visit the online store!  Click here to go directly to the sale page!

And finally, with the end of the Year End Sales Event, also comes the end of the Holiday Catalog ordering period.  There are so many beautiful holiday products still available that you are going to want to add to your collection before they are gone for good!  Be sure to visit the online store to grab them while you can!  You can visit the Holiday Catalog section of the online store here!

And of course, don’t forget to check out the Clearance rack while you’re there as well!  There are still almost 50 items available, at discounts of up to 70%!

So many great deals, and so little time left!  Feel free to contact me with questions!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Everything You Need to Know About Occasions and Sale-a-Bration 2018

Occasions 2018 is right around the corner!  The catalog ordering period begins January 3rd, which is the day after the current Holiday Catalog retires.  While I am sad to see the Holiday Catalog go, I am super excited about all of the new products in the new catalog!  The new stamp sets, papers, accessories, and coloring tools are sure to inspire some beautiful creations!  There are seven gorgeous new suites, with each suite containing stamps, ink, papers, embellishments, and accessories all designed to perfectly coordinate.  Perfect coordination is one of the things I love most about Stampin’ Up!  They take all of the guesswork out of trying to figure out if colors, papers, and designs will look good together.  How many times have you stood in a craft store trying to match ink, paper, and accessories, not knowing for sure if they’ll actually match?  And then you get home and you realize they really don’t look that great when put together?  This used to happen to me ALL THE TIME!  When Stampin’ Up! puts products together, you KNOW they’ll look great! Not only do they handle all of the coordination for you, they also provide lots of colorful samples in their catalogs so you can actually SEE all of the products together.  That is something you definitely don’t get in a craft store!

Some of the occasions featured in the new catalog include Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, as well as new items for everyday occasions like birthdays, congratulations, weddings, thank yous, and more!  There is definitely something for everyone in this catalog!  You are going to love it!  🙂

 

Along with the new Occasions Catalog comes the start of Sale-a-Bration!  Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up’s biggest and best promotion of the year!  It runs from January 3rd-March 31st.  For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get to choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  There is no limit to have many free items you can earn, or how many orders you can earn them on during Sale-a-Bration…EVERY qualifying order between 1/3 and 3/31 will get you free products!   There is also a NEW prize level this year…a $100 level!  So if you have an order of $100 (before tax and shipping), you can either choose two $50 level items OR one $100 level item!  This is something totally new that Stampin’ Up! is trying this year, and it’s sure to be a hit!

Here’s a brief rundown of what the choices are for Sale-a-Bration this year:

$50 Choices

6 stamp sets

1 Designer Series Paper pack

1 card kit

1 ribbon pack

1 Memories and More card set

1 cards and matching envelopes set

$100 Choices

1 thinlits dies set

1 stamp set

Unfortunately, I can’t show you actual images of ANY of these items from the catalogs just yet, but stay tuned for some projects that use them very soon!

You can also earn extra Stampin’ Rewards during Sale-a-Bration!  Stampin’ Rewards = FREE STUFF!  Here’s how it works:

Stampin’ Rewards are earned on orders or workshops of $150 or more (before tax and shipping).  The percentage goes up the larger the total: at $150, you earn 10% in rewards, at $300 you earn 12%, at $450 you earn 14%, and at $600 or more you earn 16%.  (At $450 or more you also get to choose any item in the catalog for 1/2 off!)  However, during Sale-a-Bration, with a purchase or workshop of $250 or more (before tax and shipping), you ALSO earn an EXTRA $25 in rewards!  So normally an order of that size would earn 10%, or $25 in rewards.  During Sale-a-Bration you earn that, plus another $25, for a total of $50 in rewards!  You also get to choose FIVE $50 Sale-a-Bration items (or a combination of $100 items and $50 items depending on your choices!)  So you can see how Sale-a-Bration is a great time to place an order or host a workshop!  It’s really a GREAT value for your money!

 

And finally, Sale-a-Bration is also a GREAT time to join Stampin’ Up!  In addition to the regular $125 starter kit for only $99, you get to choose ANY two additional stamp sets for FREE!  This can be an added value of up to $101 depending on which sets you choose.  You also get business supplies worth $65 AND it all ships directly to you for FREE.  With the $12.50 you save on shipping, the total value of your starter kit during Sale-a-Bration could be as much as $302!  But you will pay only $99! That’s a great deal no matter how you look at it!  Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is SO much easier than you think, and it’s so much fun!  You get all of the great products you already love for 20% off  (which can increase to 25% later on), plus you get access to new catalogs and products a full month before anyone else!  You also get access to exclusive content, promotions, and events that are only available to demonstrators. And you can try it all for up to six months during Sale-a-Bration with no risk and no obligation other than your starter kit!  Why not give it a try?  Please contact me for more info!  Or click HERE to join!  I welcome hobby demonstrators, and would LOVE to welcome you to my team!  🙂

If you have actually made it this far, THANK YOU!  As you can see, I am really excited about Sale-a-Bration this year!  I hope you are too!  Please contact me with any questions you have, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Nicolle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor Christmas Card and FREE SHIPPING Today ONLY!

My card today is recreated from one I found on Pinterest by Pam Staples.  I loved it so much that I pretty much copied it exactly, with the exception of the size, opening, and one item she used that I didn’t.  Usually when I CASE a design that I find on online, I try to change it up to make it my own, but this one I thought was perfect as is!  The only differences between hers and my version are that her original card was square and opened like a tent, and had silver metallic thread behind the sentiment.  I kept mine a standard size card (5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches) that opened left to right, and did not use the metallic thread, but honestly, I didn’t use it only because I was out and didn’t have any!  I love the bright red and white contrasted with the silver foil of the snowflakes and stars.  And you already know how much I LOVE the Watercolor Christmas stamp set!  I am SO sad that it is retiring!

I am grateful every day that so many talented crafters share their work with the rest of us, so that we can be inspired and get ideas with just a few clicks of the keyboard!  This card was one of many that I made for my son’s school Christmas Bazaar, and I love its clean and simple design.  I needed a bunch of different cards FAST, and Pinterest was a life saver the week I made them!   Thank you to Pam and the many other demonstrators and crafters that I borrowed ideas from this year!  🙂

And don’t forget, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders today!  Combine that with the year end sale and you could save a bunch of money!  But the free shipping offer ends tonight at 11:59 pm MT, so don’t wait too long or you might miss out!

Thanks for checking in today!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

FREE SHIPPING on Monday!

Here’s a nice surprise to wake up to!  On Monday, December 11th ONLY, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING!  This applies to ANY size order with no minimums!  Orders must be placed between 12:00 am to 11:59 pm MT.  So get your wish list/shopping list ready and get ready to save TOMORROW!

Happy Sunday!

Nicolle