Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Family first and then News, News, News.....

Hi All,

First of all I want to say that I am sorry that it's been awhile since I last posted an update.  I had my lovely 13 year old granddaughter and youngest son visiting. It's been 3 years since I last saw my granddaughter in person and since May since I've seen my son. Hopefully you will understand my absence. (They are pictured above). My granddaughter's dad is my oldest son and he is serving his country in the USAF. I am very proud of his service as he is a 3rd generation serviceman.He is currently stationed at Langley AFB in Virginia about 2 hours south of Washington DC/. So, as I live in Idaho it's been a bit hard to get together these last few years. I had just over 4 weeks to visit with her & we had a time, but I will miss her sweet face. As for my youngest son he is still waiting to hear if he passed the Nebraska Bar Exam.  He graduated Creighton Law School this past May and had to wait until July 26th & 27th to take the exam. He will not hear the results until September 15th at the earliest.... talk about a cliff hanger.

Anyway on to the NEWS, NEWS, NEWS... I have loads to share....

First I have posted my 1st You Tube video but it won't embed here, (I still have some learning to do with these videos), but you can view it by going to You Tube and in the search bar put in my name or Hedgehog Thank You and it should pop up. I'd really love to know what you think about the video.

Second I can hardly believe that August is almost over and that September is just 1 day away. I am so excited that I can hardly contain myself because on September 1st the new 2016 Stampin' Up Holiday catalog goes live to all customers. YEAH!!!  As a demonstrator I've been able to pre-order since the 2nd of August and have been working on some super cute projects and a 3D card for a swap that I will share once I get my swaps back which should be by end of the first week of September, stay tuned for that.  While you wait, Stampin' Up for the first time ever has posted for customers preview videos of the new products. You can find them by going to youtube.com/stampinup. There are 10 videos to watch and they are awesome. Be sure to check them out.

Before I go on I need to let you know that anyone who purchased $50 inproduct from Stampin' Up in July got those bonus days coupon email codes and those codes expire at 11:59pm MST on 8/31/16 so don't miss out on redeeming those codes.  You still have another day to redeem the codes!!!

One way to use those coupon codes to to get yourself a exclusive limited time bundle, that bundle is the Thoughtful Branches Bundle. You could originally only order the bundle through August 31st, while supplies last. But as of this morning's demonstrator updates this bundle has been extended until further notice as there are still some of these bundles available but once they are gone they are gone.  Check it out at my online store at www.skybowcreations.stampinup.net. This is an awesome bundle with loads of uses. You can see some of those ideas on Pintrest.

Next starting September 1st and running for the first 3 weeks in September, Stampin' Up is running a Special Offers sale. You will be able to pick up some of their awesome products at 25% off. The items will change weekly. You can see each weeks list at my online store at www.skybowcreations.stampinup.net

Finally for all of my far and near family, friends & customers you will be able to stamp with me wherever you are & whenever you want. How can that be you ask? Well.... I am starting an "Online Stamping Class" as of September 1st. This is how it will work: By the first of each Month I will have a blog post with that month's Online Stamping Class project. That month's project packet will be sent to you if you place a $40 order by the 13th of the month (that's $40 before tax and shipping) using that month's Class hostess code at my Online store at www.skybowcreations.stampinp.net.  You will receive the packet with supplies to complete that month's Online Stamping Class project FREE by the 25th of the month. Each month will have a different theme and project packet. There's no commitment, so place a $40 order in September and see if you like it. This would be a great way to gather your friends near you to complete the monthly kit.  I'd love the chance to earn your business & have you in my Online Stamping Class.  If this goes well I will be adding videos that will be exclusive to customers who purchase product using my Online Stamping Class hostess codes.

Okay enough about the details here is my September's Online Stamping Class Project.
 As you can see in the picture it's 4 Birthday cards. I made these cards using only 1 stamp set, the Build a Birthday Stamp set. The candle cards are simple one layer cards with just a touch of bling. The cake cards are little more detailed one layer cards with a touch more bling. September's Online Class hostess code is N9QGGVYM. September's packet will include the papers, envelopes, die cuts and embellishments need to complete the 4 cards as well as a set of written instructions for all the cards. The packet will not include adhesives, big shot dies or machine, punches, scissors, stamps or ink pads. Below you will find the supply list, of course if you already have the supplies you can choose other products so long as your order totals $40 before tax & shipping and you use the September Online Class hostess code N9QGGVYM by the 13th of September. You will receive the packet of supplies and written instructions by the 25th of September.  If you have questions, want to get a set of catalogs or need help you can contact me at vicksand99@gmail.com.  

WOW this is a loaded update but there is just so much I wanted to share with you.  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web.  Leave a comment so I know you've been by.  

Until next time.... Happy Stamping!

**** September Online Class Project supply list***

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