World Card Making Day 2017

5th Annual World Card Making Day

Saturday (Oct 7th) was World Card Making Day and as always it was a day filled with laughter, friendships and card making, of course.

For the 5th year in a row, my dear friend Shelli, has organized this amazing event and I am thrilled to have been invited again this year to participate with her along with 4 other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

  • It is a great way for us as demonstrators to gather with our teams and share of love of ink, paper and stamps with our customers and their friends and family.
  • I love being able to learn what other demonstrators have tried successfully and also those things that may have become an “embellishment opportunity” or a “happy accident”.
  • I would love to have you as part of our team or as a guest at our next event. If you are interested in either of these, please click here and e-mail me.
World Card Making Day 2017

World Card Making Day 2017 from L to R: Gwen, Dana, Shelli, Dawn, Kelea, Amy

 

Here are a few pictures from the day.

World Card Making Day 2017

Snack and Card Making Tables ready!

 

World Card Making Day 2017, Shelli and me

Waiting for our guests to arrive!

Let the Party Begin!

The doors opened at 9 a.m. and the festivities were in full swing.

We hosted 50 lovely ladies…lots of mothers/daughter/sisters and friend groups. We even had a gal that traveled all the way from Vermont (that is approximately 2600 miles) to make cards with us!

Wow-that is card making dedication!

As you can see from the pics, we had lots of fun together.

World Card Making Day 2017-mothers & daughters

World Card Making Day 2017-friends

What did we make?

I have to admit, I am terrible about taking pictures especially at events like this because I get too busy chit chatting.

So…that being said, I only have pics of my own projects taken prior to the Saturday.

I shared the cards from the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit because I think they are FABULOUS!

And easy for all levels of stampers-from novice to experienced.

World Card Making Day 2017

World Card Making Day 2017

Maybe next year you can join us.

If you are interested in receiving an invitation along with tips & tricks, please click here & sign up for my monthly newsletter.

Always take the scenic route.

~Dawn

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October Promotions

Host Code-September 2017. Click through to my blog for inspiration and shopping opportunities. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #septhostcode

World Card Making Day Celebration – ends Oct 10

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Celebrate World Card Making Day with special deals from Stampin' Up!'s New Year. For details click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #wcmd2017

 
Stampin’ Blends Exclusive Early Release for Demonstrators ONLY – end Oct 15

Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers celebrating New Year with exclusive Early Demo Release. Click through to my blog for the details. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #stampinblends

Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  I’ve been looking forward to getting these new alcohol markers!  Right now…Demonstrators can get them exclusively until Oct. 15th

DO YOU WANT THEM NOW?

  • Customer launch date has not been announced yet.
  • So if you’re someone who just cannot wait to get your hands on them, join my stamping community today!.
  • You will be able to get your hands on the 26 Markers (with Color Lifter, Bronze and Ivory Markers), when you ADD the Stampin’ Blends to your Starter Kit for only $99  (choose a total of up to $125 of products), plus free shipping (for another 10% savings)!
  • NOTE:  Only available to demonstrators (or new demonstrators) during the early release period of October 1-15.

Have a question?  I’d be happy to give you more information.  Email me.  I look forward to welcoming you to the stamping family!

Designer Series Paper Sale – ends Oct 31

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Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale. New Year for Stampin' Up! with lots of specials. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #dsp #B3G1

 

Merry Patterns Host Promotion – Sept/Oct

 

Exclusive Host Only Merry Patterns stamp set. Available Sept 1 through Oct 31. Click through to my blog for details. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #merrypatterns

Details

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 USD/$375 CAD (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set

 

Exclusive Host Only Merry Patterns stamp set. Available Sept 1 through Oct 31. Click through to my blog for details. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #merrypatterns

Paper Pumpkin Promo – ends Nov 10

Season of Style Paper Pumpkin Holiday promotion available now thru Nov 10, 2017. You won't want to miss two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects—with everything you need delivered straight to your door. And because our kits are pre-cut and ready to assemble, you can get that handmade, heartfelt touch in plenty of time for gifting. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paperpumpkin #seasonofstyle

Have you ever noticed that the Christmas holidays sometimes sneak up on us? And since getting behind on holiday prep is so easy to do, now is the perfect time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin (or renew your subscription). Why? During October and November, subscribers will receive two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects—with everything you need delivered straight to your door. And because our kits are pre-cut and ready to assemble, you can get that handmade, heartfelt touch in plenty of time for gifting.

We also carefully designed our Season of Style projects so crafters of all skill levels could feel a sense of accomplishment and say: “Wow, I made all of this cute stuff myself!”

Important note: To get October’s kit you must subscribe by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10 at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2121697


♥ ♥ ♥

Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference

♥ ♥ ♥



 

 

Stampin’ Up! New Year begins Today!

Happy New Year!

Wow! The Stampin’ Up! New Year is coming in with a BANG!

There are 3 Things I want to tell you about…I am so excited about the month of October and the Stampin’ Up! New Year.

I’m sure you will be as excited as I am once you see what Stampin’ Up! is doing to celebrate a new year.

 

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale. New Year for Stampin' Up! with lots of specials. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #dsp #B3G1

Details:
  • Sale period: October 1-31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion – workshop order, class order or you just want to order for yourself
  • You can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper you want to purchase from the sale items and which package you want to receive for free.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.
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Celebrate World Card Making Day with special deals from Stampin' Up!'s New Year. For details click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #wcmd2017

Details:
  • Promotion period: October 1–10, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this sale.
  • The Fast Fuse Adhesive deal will not work when ordered on a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards. All other items may be added to a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards at the sale price.

Get 15% off these Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets!

We’ve also provided a list of coordinating Designer Series Paper—take advantage of the separate sale happening now

Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE!

View the World Card Making Day flyer for sale pricing and for information on stamp set language availability. (US l CA-EN l CA-FR)

Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers celebrating New Year with exclusive Early Demo Release. Click through to my blog for the details. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #stampinblends

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. To cover all the blending bases, we’re also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.

Now is the perfect time to join my team. Why? The special perks that Stampin’ Up! shares with its demonstrators if outstanding!

  • 20-25% savings on every order
  • sneak peeks at upcoming products & catalogs
  • opportunities to pre-order products
Why a Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release?

We couldn’t wait to get these markers into your hands, so all items are available to you during our special Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release! From October 1 through October 15, you’ll be able to order the markers (limits apply), get them into your hands, practice your blending, and see how great they are before they’re available to the public!

Stampin’ Blends Features
  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • We have done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and are really happy with the results, so you can feel confident sharing them with your customers.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

*During the Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release, individual markers will not be available for purchase. No single markers (besides Ivory and Bronze and the Color Lifter) are available for purchase during this Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release.

Details:
  • Dates: October 1-15, 2017
  • After October 15, all Stampin’ Blends products will be unavailable for purchase until the customer launch.
  • All Stampin’ Blends products will only be available on a demonstrator order during this exclusive early release.
  • New demonstrators can choose Stampin’ Blends as part of their Starter Kit.

October is going to be an exciting month as Stampin’ Up! kicks off their new year (fiscal), please make sure you check back daily for ideas and inspiration!

Make sure you take advantage of the specials before they expire:

  1. Designer Series Paper Sale – ends October 31, 2017
  2. World Card Making Day Celebration – ends October 10, 2017
  3. Stampin’ Blends – Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release – October 15, 2017

Always take the scenic route.

~Dawn

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Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin

Join my stamping community – enjoy 20-25% discount and much more!


More October Promotions

Host Code-September 2017. Click through to my blog for inspiration and shopping opportunities. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #septhostcode


Merry Patterns Host Promotion – Sept/Oct

 

Exclusive Host Only Merry Patterns stamp set. Available Sept 1 through Oct 31. Click through to my blog for details. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #merrypatterns

Details
  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 USD/$375 CAD (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set

 


A Season of Style – Paper Pumpkin Promo ends November 10

Season of Style Paper Pumpkin Holiday promotion available now thru Nov 10, 2017. You won't want to miss two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects—with everything you need delivered straight to your door. And because our kits are pre-cut and ready to assemble, you can get that handmade, heartfelt touch in plenty of time for gifting. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paperpumpkin #seasonofstyle

Have you ever noticed that the Christmas holidays sometimes sneak up on us? And since getting behind on holiday prep is so easy to do, now is the perfect time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin (or renew your subscription). Why? During October and November, subscribers will receive two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects—with everything you need delivered straight to your door. And because our kits are pre-cut and ready to assemble, you can get that handmade, heartfelt touch in plenty of time for gifting.

We also carefully designed our Season of Style projects so crafters of all skill levels could feel a sense of accomplishment and say: “Wow, I made all of this cute stuff myself!”

Important note: To get October’s kit you must subscribe by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10 at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2121697


♥ ♥ ♥

Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference

♥ ♥ ♥



 

 

What is a Cracked Pot?

  • What is a "Cracked Pot"
  • What does a "Cracked Pot" have to do with stamping?

These are questions I get asked pretty regularly. 

And the answer could be very different depending on whom you ask, as it could have several different meanings.

But here is my reason, please sit back and enjoy the story.

The Cracked Pot: A Story for Anyone Who's Not Quite Perfect

A water bearer in India had two large pots hanging at the ends of a pole that he carried across his neck. One of the pots was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master's house. The other pot had a crack in it, and by the time it reached its destination, it was only half full. Every day for two years the water bearer delivered only one and one-half pots of water to the master's house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments-perfect to the end for which it was made. The poor little cracked pot was ashamed of its imperfections and miserable that it could accomplish only half of what it had been designed to do. After two years of what the imperfect pot perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer and said, "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you."

"Why?" asked the bearer, "What are you ashamed of?"

"Well, for these past two years, I have been able to deliver only half a load of water each day because this crack in my side allows water to leak out all the way back to the master's house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all this work without getting the full value of your efforts," the pot said.

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, "As we return to the master's house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path." Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot noticed the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because half of its load had leaked out once again.

Then the bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path and not on the other pot's side? That's because I've always known about your flaw and took advantage of it by planting flower seeds on your side of the path. Every day as we walked back from the stream, you watered those seeds, and for two years I have picked these beautiful flowers to decorate my master's table. Without you being just what you are, he would not have had this beauty to grace his house."



 

And that my friend, is why I chose the name Cracked Pot, because we are all "cracked" in one way or another. But despite our flaws and cracks we can accomplish many beautiful and wonderful things, I happen to use my gifts to make others happy with a few simple tools of ink, paper and stamps. I hope that you remember this story and use your talents accordingly because the most beautiful things in life often come from the broken pieces.

 

story of the #crackedpotstamper

 

If you would like to use your talents to spread happiness using stamps, ink and paper, I would to have you join my community of "cracked pots".

It's super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin' Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart…

"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…

in this we make a difference." 

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