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Sunday, April 29, 2018

VC ROCKS - First Blog Hop of 2018! - Fun With One Color

Today I'd like to share with you a card for the VC Rocks first blog hop of this year. In case you don't know, VC stands for Virtual Convention, and was established as a virtual online celebration of Stampin' Up!'s annual convention. Although SU! has changed a little over time in how we celebrate, VC Rocks lives on....

And I, for one, am delighted. It is a chance to hang out with like-minded crafters/stampers discussing what has happened in our lives since last year, what stamp sets are retiring, what may be coming in, and this year... the Holy Grail of changes...

THE COLOR REFRESH

Big changes are on the horizon in SU! land, so - in honor of this change, out blog hop celebrates COLOR. In this case, MONOCHROMATICS. Our challenge for this blog hop is to create a card using one color.

I found a card very similar to this one, tweaked it a little, updated the colors and created this version of it for my monthly stamping class in April:



Interestingly, some of those making this card got confused on the color order, thinking that the second color was the darkest one of the bunch. Here is a closer view of the ink pads so you can see for yourself:


The darkest color - Rich Razzleberry was the top two rows. I inked the balloon from Balloon Celebration and stamped (reink for each stamping), about 5 or 6 times across the top, overlapping them. I did two rows in that color, then, I inked in Berry Burst and stamped the two rows before that, then repeated the process with Sweet Sugarplum. These three currently current (ha! see what I did there?) colors make a great tone-on-tone-on-tone!

I then carefully inked the sentiment stamps in Black Archival (I'll be sad to see you leave!!!) and stamped those at the bottom of the card front, making sure it was nice and darkly stamped.


Inside, I stamped a larger sentiment from BIG ON BIRTHDAYS, using Berry Burst.


Would you like to make a card similar to this one?

The materials used include the colors and stamp sets pictured above, plus Thick Whisper White cardstock and Stampin' Dimensionals. The cardstock was cut to 4 1/4 x 11 1/2. The balloon piece on the card front was cut to 3 3/4 x 5. The balloons and sentiment were stamped on this piece BEFORE adhering it with five dimensionals on the cardfront. I also stamped the sentiment inside before adhering the balloon piece, just in case of errors!

(Not that I ever make any of those!)

I hope you enjoy the card, and please feel free to let me know if you tried a different color combination that you love!

PERMALINK TO BLOG HOP:

Monday, March 12, 2018

Digital Scrapbooking with My Memories

I know it's been a long time since I've blogged here. I apologize - life, new grandbabies, caring for mom through her battle with Alzheimer's and subsequently her death, and my multiple knee surgeries and a serious near-fatal infection for me have really cramped my style.

But, I'm BACK!

Many of us may remember the digital software used by SU! for scrapbooking and still have digital loveliness we'd love to use in a great and easy software program to scrapbook! Well, My Memories has the answer. Made by Story Rock, the same digital gurus who gave us MDS, MY MEMORIES SUITE 9 digital scrapbooking software is an easy software to use and there are tons of new digital kits to use with it! I am having so much fun with it, in fact, that I have the privilege to host a giveaway,

To enter the giveaway, simply go to the www.MyMemories.com site, peruse the digital paper packs and layouts, and comment on this post with your favorite one (or if you are like me, ones... but there is only one entry per person, please).

If you want to know more about My Memories, please feel free to check them out on Facebook, Twitter or their blog

Bloghttp://blog.mymemories.com/
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/MyMemories/140359372717593
Twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/mymemoriessuite

If you are eager to get started and don't want to wait and see if you win, you may get a discount by using my affiliate code: STMMMS6221

(Disclosure - by using my affiliate code, I will get a small benefit from MyMemories, at no additional cost to you).


For those of you who would like to know more before you commit some of your hard-earned income in this, here is a link to the You-tube channel with lots of ideas and "how-to" suggestions!


MyMemoriesSuite on YouTube


Remember - you can get it immediately with a discount (and be SURE to check out ALLLLLLLL the freebies available!!!!!) ***OR*** you can comment with your favorite digital goody from My Memories, and I will allow random.org to select a winner once I have 20 entries! One entry per person, please!

Stay tuned for more on MY MEMORIES, and other goodness!

If you have questions, please just ask!

Friday, May 22, 2015

VC-Rocks ~ Blog Hop #1!

It's that time again! Time for VC-Rocks! If you don't know about VC-Rocks, it is a virtual celebration of the changeover from the old Stampin' Up! year to the new as the new catalog comes out.

This blog hop celebrates all things old.

I created a card for my monthly stampers that uses some "old".

My sister was the hostess for this month, and this card is done in shades of purple, Connie's long-time favorite color. Colors used include Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Blackberry Bliss (as my granddaughters walk into my house with purple mouths and hands full of blackberries, lol - it is that time of year!).


The card front and envelope back are stamped with the lace flower stamp from Petal Potpourri (which is retiring), and the sentiment is from Feel Goods (which is NOT retiring right now). We also stamped the envelope flap for fun! The white piece on the front of the card is cut to 3 3/4 x 5 and is mounted on a piece of Elegant Eggplant cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, which is mounted a Perfect Plum card base (5.5 x 8.5) with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Inside, I used a small piece of washi tape and attached the die cut banner stamped with a stamp from Perfect Pennants (also not retiring yet).

I hope you enjoy this card and would love to see what you make with Petal Potpourri before it is gone gone GONE!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stampin' Up! and Thirty-one BOTH have recruiting specials right now - WHAT A DEAL!!!!!!

Stampin' Up! and Thirty-One both have awesome recruiting deals on right now. In my previous post, I told you all about Thirty-One's deal... it goes through the end of September - and I can't wait for you to sign up for my team! But wait - there's MORE!!!!!!

Are you a scrapbooker? A Project Lifer? A stamper? A paper crafter of any kind? Stampin' Up! has a GREAT deal for you - but it ONLY lasts through the 28th of August! The SHORT & SWEET recruiting promotion is here for a short time only - August 21-28 - that's the short part.... here's the sweet part: For the $99 starter kit price, you can now select up to $150 in your choice of Stampin' Up! products, and pay NO SHIPPING for your starter kit!

This is a great deal for an amazing business opportunity, and it is only available for 2 more days. Don't delay! Email me or just go to my website at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/fancynancykay/. Click on JOIN THE FUN, and follow the prompts to complete your demonstrator agreement and start on a fun adventure with Stampin' Up! and me!

Won't you join me now?

Nanc
nancykayk@aol.com


Saturday, August 16, 2014

FALL FOR US!

Thirty-one is making it even better to become a new consultant and begin your own business! Whether you want to generate the great extra income, or whether you just want to fulfill your bag and purse desires with the great discount, this is the time to sign up with me!

All new consultants who join Thirty-one Gifts during FALL FOR US have the opportunity to earn a FREE MEDIUM UTILITY TOTE for reaching StartSwell Level 1 ($600 in Personal Volume in days 1-30). You also can earn a full rebate on your Enrollment Kit for reaching StartSwell Levels 1 & 2 ($600 in Personal Volume during your second 30 days).

FALL FOR US starts today, August 16, and runs through September 30 only! Please email with any questions!

No questions? Just want to get to the sign up and get started?
Here's how to sign up to begin your own Thirty-One Business!!


1. Go to: https://www.mythirtyone.com/fancynancykay


2. Click on “Become a Consultant” at the top in the toolbar.


3. Click on “Get Started” at the very bottom.


4. Choose the Fall Enrollment kit!


5. Say OK that you are enrolling under me, #77170 Nancy Keithley


6. Please download the 6 Consultant documents and check the box stating that you agree to the each agreement.


7. Click on "Continue" at the bottom.


8. If you have your first four parties booked already click the box and click on Add/Continue. If not just click on Add/Continue. Add your first four parties if applicable. Dates can be estimated.
{{Please note: It is okay if you don’t provide this information}}


9. Put in all of your personal information. The system asks you for your Social Security number because they will be sending you a commission check twice a month. Thirty-One DOES NOT take out taxes on your commission so you will need to set aside an amount to do this with at the end of the year. Please ask a tax adviser for the amount you should withhold for income taxes in your state.


10. Press Continue at the bottom of the page.


11. IMPORTANT: Select “Continue”. This will make the transaction complete and you will be given your very own Consultant Id #!


12. Watch for an email from me with tips to help get your business started, and how to contact me and get even more support!

Thirty-one is AWESOME to represent. I hope you will consider this!

Thanks!

*Ü* Nanc ><>

Stampin' Up!: http://fancynancykay.stampinup.net  -  https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=73838
Thirty-One: 
http://www.mythirtyone.com/77170/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/FancyNancyKay-Scrapbook-Kits-and-More/102881469747319

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back to school with Thirty-One gifts!

For the month of August, Thirty-One has this GREAT deal for some really cute thermals! Emma (my three year old granddaughter, and the cream in the middle of the oreo with the arrival of baby sister Sofia TWO months ago today) has already put in her request! She wants the monkey, the owl and the birdy.... Thankfully (to me, lol) she isn't too into the bug [shudder]. It is rare to find something of this quality in cute BOY offerings, too! BUGGY thermal, anyone? I think my nephews would have loved this when they were little! Please contact me to order for your grandchild or child today! I am trying to earn some new goodies from the new catalog, and would love to book a party with YOU! Will you help me?

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL:
TEACHERS - book a catalog or live party with me, getting $200 or more in orders, and you will get 10% of your retail party total back from me in the form of a gift card for your classroom when your items are paid for and delivered (the gift card will be a "use anywhere" type card OR, if you prefer, a 31 gift card with me - you have a choice!).

PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS - you can book a catalog or live party with me and tell me who your child's teacher is (or select your school librarian, music, PE or other teacher!), and that teacher will get a gift card for their classroom when the order is completed and paid for.

Want an EASY button for ordering??? Order two Chill-icious thermals plus two ice packs for only $45 plus tax and shipping (tax to me is 6 1/4%, shipping is 8% - total shipped to me for this would be $51.64 (meet me in Waller, Cypress or College Station when they come in - or if you aren't local, add $4 to ship it directly to you!).

There is NO limit on the number of pairs of thermals you can order this way! THANK YOU for reading - Email me to order 

Photo: OK - I'll quit changing my cover photo now - sorry for those of you that got the changes over... and over.... and over again!

Just a note - this is a GREAT deal for some really cute thermals! Emma has already put in her request! It is rare to find something of this quality in cute BOY offerings, too! BUGGY thermal, anyone? I think my nephews would have loved this when they were little! Please message me to order for your grandchild or child today! I am trying to earn some new goodies from the new catalog, and would love to book a party with YOU! Will you help me?

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL:
TEACHERS - book a catalog or live party with me, getting $200 or more in orders, and you will get 10% of your retail party total back from me in the form of a gift card for your classroom when your items are paid for and delivered (the gift card will be a "use anywhere" type card OR, if you prefer, a 31 gift card with me - you have a choice!).

PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS - you can book a catalog or live party with me and tell me who your child's teacher is (or select your school librarian, music, PE or other teacher!), and that teacher will get a gift card for their classroom when the order is completed and paid for.

Want an EASY button for ordering??? Order two Chillicious thermals plus two ice packs for only $45 plus tax and shipping (tax to me is 6 1/4%, shipping is 8% - total shipped to me for this would be $51.64 (meet me in Waller, Cypress or College Station when they come in - or if you aren't local, add $4 to ship it directly to you!).
There is NO limit on the number of pairs of thermals you can order this way! THANK YOU for reading - Message me to order :)

{Now, I'll quit changing my cover and leave you alone until next month!}
Thanks for reading!
*Ü* Nanc ><>
Stampin' Up!: http://fancynancykay.stampinup.net  -  https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=73838
Thirty-One: 
http://www.mythirtyone.com/77170/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/FancyNancyKay-Scrapbook-Kits-and-More/102881469747319

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Are you a BIG SHOT???? BUNDLE UP NOW!!!

If you're anything like me, you absolutely love when BIG opportunities come your way. Since we all know the Big Shot is a big deal, Stampin’ Up! is offering you something you just can’t miss: an exclusive Big Shot opportunity that lasts for the entire month of August!

CHECK this! With every purchase of a Big Shot in August, you will receive YOUR CHOICE of one of five free stamp set/framelits bundles below!

Not only that, if you already own a Big Shot, you can still purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off! This is one deal you will NOT want to miss – this is only available from August 1-31-as these bundles are one-time only exclusives.

Two Choices:

1) Buy a Big Shot and get your choice of one of the bundles below.

  and/or

2) Buy one of these bundles at a 15% discount (the price shown is the discounted price).

Bundle   Item Number Stamp Set Framelits Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words WM 138923

Sumthin' Sumthin'

Word Bubbles

$33.75

Sumthin' with Bubbly Words CM

138920

Sumthin' Sumthin'

Word Bubbles

$31.25

Decorative Goodies WM

138924 Oh My Goodies Deco Labels Collection $42.25

Decorative Goodies CM

138921

Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection $35.95
Celebrating Chalk Talk WM 138925 Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk

$43.25

Celebrating Chalk Talk CM

138922 Day of Celebration Chalk Talk $37.25

Flowery Daydream WM

138911 Daydream Medallions Floral Collection $54.25

Flowery Daydream CM

138910 Daydream Medallions Floral Collection $45.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars WM 138644 Bright & Beautiful Star $50.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars CM 138200 Bright & Beautiful Star

$43.95

Which one do YOU want? Email me to order or go to my website below and click on SHOP!

*Ü* Nanc ><>

Stampin' Up!: http://fancynancykay.stampinup.net  -  https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=73838
Thirty-One: http://www.mythirtyone.com/77170/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/FancyNancyKay-Scrapbook-Kits-and-More/102881469747319