Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stock up with these Deals and Steals  Love when the Clearance rack gets up dated ... some of my favorite ribbons and papers are on sale! The All is Calm collection from past the Holiday catty .. the coordinated Designer Series paper, the Washi Tape and  the GORGEOUS snowflake embellishments! If you have a Frozen lover in your house they make awesome combination for scrapbook or home decor creations!

Happy Stampin'

Monday, March 23, 2015

Still time to get FREE stuff

Click image to view SAB catty
Click image to view entire SAB catty

There is just over a week left to take advantage of the amazing savings with Sale-a-bration!

Choose a FREE item from the catty or flyers for every $60 you spend before March 31st. 

Please note that the Blendabilities are no longer available and therefore cannot be chosen as a Sale-a-bration item. An additional flyer has been offered to ensure lots of choice in their absence!

New flyer

Choose 1 item for every $60 spent in the catty
Choose 1 item for every $60 spent in catty
Happy Stampin'

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Don't miss out ... lots of fun to be had!

Hey ladies..... this is your LAST CHANCE to Register for our CROP GIRLS SPRING RETREAT! 

I am so excited to be attending both as a scrapper AND as a vendor with Stampin' Up! I will have a nice selection of both gently loved and in some cases brand new items for cash and carry as I do my spring clean of my stash of stampin' collection to make room for the new stuff! Wood and Clear mount stamp sets, ink pads and ink refills, ribbons, embellishments, Designer Series papers, punches, Big Shot dies and more!
The girls have happily begun cutting and planning your 'surprises' and can't wait to share them with you! If you have not registered, or found a friend to room with you who has not registered yet, please let us know ASAP.

We are sooooo excited to be scrapbooking with you in just 4 weeks!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Experiencing a little Mourning this Morning!

It is with much sadness that Stampin' Up! announced yesterday that it will no longer be perusing it's Digital Software and all the exclusive to Stampin' Up! digital download designs that are a part of the My Digital Studio​ software.

This change will come about May 31st, 2015. As a result for those of us who are avid MDS lovers we need to ensure that we have our digital downloads securely backed up on an offline option should we need it in the future.

Suggested options are to save and back up all download files including the actual software and most recent upgrade to either a CD, Flash Drive, External hard driver or a Cloud device. This way should your computer 'crash' you can reload all your content without loosing it as Stampin' Up! will no longer be storing a 'digital library' for customers!

For tips on how to do this please check out the My Digital Studio forum here

I realize this will come as a shock to many of you ~ if you are a MDS customer of mine and have questions please do not hesitate to give me a shout and I will do my best to answer them or find the answers for  you!

Happy Stampin'

Friday, March 13, 2015


It is here our 600 Facebook Fan Giveaway contest ... because I have a variety of 'fans' with varied needs I decided to do this milestone contest a bit different with THREE CHOICES for the WINNER so there is something awesome to choose depending on your crafting needs!

Contest starts today Friday March 13th for all those who believe in the luck of today enter now and for fun we will keep it running until April Fool's Day to give people lots of time to enter. I will draw a winner at 1pm on Wednesday April 1st from all those who enter!

Increase your chances of winning by completing all 4 options to enter ~ one entry for each task completed!

ONE make sure you've liked Totallyawake4-stampin'
TWO click on my blog link and sign up for my Newsletter on the right hand side to stay in the loop on upcoming classes, products and crafting tips
THREE if you are a customer or have worked with me in the past please leave a review on Facebook
FORTH sharing is caring ~ please share the contest link so you friends can have a chance to win too! Lots of ways to share the contest! Publicly on your wall so I can verify your entry, tag a friend who is not already a fan in the comment section who you'd think would like to enter or Tweet the link to your followers make sure to tag me @Totallyawake4SU so I know to add your entry! 

Have fun and good luck!

Happy Stampin'

Friday the 13th ~ Lucky Bouquets

Build a Bouquet kit ~ $30.95
Wedding season is coming up fast ~ do you know someone who is getting married? How about a Spring bouquet for the Bridesmaids that they can treasure as a keepsake of your special day for years to come? You can even host a 'Bouquet making' party for the bridal party to come and make their own bouquets! 

Build a Bouquet Die ...$48.95
Choose from the ready to go kit option which has the materials to create one spring colored bouquet as shown above.

OR if your occasion has a different color scheme you can opt for purchasing the Build a Bouquet Die to use in your Big shot and than coordinating papers of choice and build as may bouquets as you want!

Also great as a Bouquet of Flowers for Mother's Day ... what says love more than something hand crafted from the heart? If there is enough interest I would love to do a Mother's Day Bouquet class where you can come join me in making one of these amazing bouquets. Cost of the class would be $45.00 and would include a bouquet kit as well as a coordinating Mother's card to go with it.

Please shoot me a message if this is of interest to you :)

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Too stinkin' cute

This little Berry Basket was one of the first things on my wishlist when the Occasion's Catty came out ~ I just love picking berries and these little baskets remind me so much of the warmer weather and childhood memories of picking berries with my grandma and the thought of being able to make my own little baskets in seconds was just too heart warming to pass up.

The video gives a couple ideas of how the baskets can be used ~ but would love to know how would YOU use them?

Happy Stampin'

Spring Retreat with the Crop Girls

I LOVE going to weekend crop retreats ... the creative energy in the room is just inspiring!!

I am so excited to be joining Tammy this year as a vendor and a chance to share with the ladies all the benefits of Stampin' Up! and what it can offer to the paper crafter ... and totally looking forward for a chance to catch up on some of my own scrapbooking and playing with some of the new Project Life items from Stampin' Up!

If you are looking for a fun girls weekend I would totally LOVE to have you come on out and join us for a weekend of paper crafting!

Scrapbooking, card making or working on your own creative projects whatever you want some uninterrupted time to do ~ just bring your stuff and join us for a fun packed weekend where someone else is doing the cooking and cleaning and we can just focus on the FABULOUS FUN!

Contact Tammy to register and let me know your coming!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What's Up Coordination


One of the things that first attracted me to Stampin' Up! all those years ago was the stunning 'coordination' of all our products ~ it takes out so much of the guess work when you are standing in the aisle of the craft store trying to figure out will this work with that? Plus it removes the disappointment of getting home and realizing 'nope that wont work at all' and most of all I loved the financial savings that results in having products that you will actually USE verses having them sitting in your stash wondering 'well now what will I do with that' cause turns out it does match or coordinate with your project after all!

This What's Up video is a prefect example of how our stamp sets are designed to coordinate with our punches and piercing tools to help you quickly and easily create stunning projects that will leave your loved ones asking 'How did she find time to do that'?

With Stampin' Up! you will never have to spend time in the aisle wondering 'what can I do with this' cause when glimpsing through the catalog there are handy 'tips' with each item that lets you know what has a coordinating stamp set, punch, embellishment and so forth to help bring your projects together with ease PLUS you have access to ME to answer any of your paper crafting questions!

Looking for inspiration in your paper crafting? Come on out and join us for a Technique class, Stamp a Stack or Scrapbooking social! 

Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Update

 It is with much sadness that I share that Stampin' Up! has come to the difficult decision that, despite their huge popularity, our Blendabilities will no longer available for sale.

For more information on the manufacturing scenarios that led them to come to this difficult decision as well as what to do if you've recently purchased Blendabilites that have been on back order please click here for the FAQ sheet. To my knowledge unless you ordered online none of my customers are waiting on a Blendabilities back order as part of their Sale-a-bration orders but if I am mistaken please ensure you fill out the Survey link in the FAQ sheet to ensure that you can get your alternative choice.

In the meantime, while it is disappointing to loose our alcohol based line, we would like to remind customers that we still have many amazing coloring options for your paper crafting needs that can create a very similar look to the Blendabilities using a couple add on tools! 

Stamp Write Markers ~ water based
Aqua Painter

Blender Pen
 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or message me!

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Beautiful Heartfelt Banner's

Heartfelt Banner kit
I just love this Heartfelt Banner kit ~ it is PREFECT for your upcoming spring decor, Easter parties and for my photographer friends as a 'backdrop' for Easter / Spring photo shoots ... and best off all it is on CLEARANCE sale right now over 50% savings from the initial retail price!

Grab yours for $9.99 while supplies last!

Here is a sample of a completed one that I made using the materials in the kit and than because I like 'bling' it is also show casing a few additional Rosette embellishments I made for my Easter Vendor display at last years Family Lifestyle show.

You can bling yours up with some of the offerings on this week's Weekly Deals ... I think the All Abloom Designer Series papers spring colours would go great with the kit to make your own Rosettes!

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, March 5, 2015

SWAG creations for the MAMA's

So excited to be partnering with Terrell Lynn from Mom's Fitness Boutique to be offering some SWAG to the new Mama's signing up for Boot Camp this month!

Each mama will get a lovely bookmark, 3 thank  you cards AND a coupon to come on out to a FREE class.

If you are looking to get fit highly recommend checking out what Terrell Lynn has to offer over on her website ~ including my favorite philosophy a 'try before you buy' first class FREE session coming up ~ registration required do not miss out!

Happy Stampin'