Monday, February 29, 2016

Beary Cute

Bear Hugs is the name of this adorable stamp set!  I cannot wait to play with it even more!

Sending Stampin' Smiles-
Simply Shannon 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Fairy Godmother

How fun!  This fairy godmother really does boogie for the recipient because her tutu wobbles!!

Sending Stampin' Smiles-
Simply Shannon 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Gift Card Holder

What a fun little gift card holder! I hope
The school counselor enjoyed her little treat!

Sending Stampin' Smiles-

Monday, January 11, 2016


Yup- that's what I am! These AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL and CREATIVE cards were from some of the members of our stamp club for my birthday!

Thanks ladies for making me feel so loved-

Sending Stampin' Smiles-
Simply Shannon

Friday, January 8, 2016

Guest Card!

 My sweet neighbor and fellow stamper, Kim, made this awesome card for my husband for his birthday! I absolutely love the masculinity as well as her use of graphics and texture!

Thanks for this amazing use of the hexagon punch!

Sending Stampin' Smiles-
Simply Shannon

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Best Thoughts

This beautiful stamp set can be yours if you host a qualifying party ($150 in merchandise) and select it from the Hostess Sets for only $10.  It is called Best Thoughts and in addition to the 'You're in My Thoughts' sentiment, it also contains a wonderful sentiment that says, 'The best is yet to come'.

The interior wording comes from another stamp set called Heartfelt Sympathy.

I think what I love most about this stamp set is the flower-hydrangeas are one of my very favorites.

I hope that this reminds  the recipient that although there is no escape for grief, he or she is not alone.

Sending Stampin' Smiles-
Simply Shannon

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!  That's right, Sale-A-Bration begins today!  That means that for every $50 you spend in merchandise-including that in the now live occasions catalog-will earn you a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catty!  SOOOOOO exciting!

Furthermore- if you join my team  my  stamping team .
The starter kit is $99.00 but during Sale-a-Bration you can get a total of $155.00 worth of  fantastic products of your choice in your starter kit tuntil March 31, 2015!

FAQs about Being a Demonstrator

1. What are the minimum sales requirements?
You only need to submit $300 in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up!® workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission.

2. What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?
Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 quarterly sales minimum.

4How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator?
The Starter Kit is only $99, and is fully customizable. You choose up to $155* worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products, and you will also receive a business supplies pack containing materials you need to run your business (valued at $65).
* join before march 31 2016.

5. How can I make money as a demonstrator?
You can earn money in three ways: instant income (20 percent of each order), monthly volume rebates (5–20 percent of total sales), and monthly downline override commissions (2–6.5%)

6. Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
No. If you were to recruit demonstrators, you would be paid override commissions on your downline’s sales, but this is a perk, not a requirement.of your recruits’ sales).

7. Where will I get project ideas for my workshops? What kind of training can I expect?
You will have an exclusive website called Stampin' Connection that can only be viewed by current Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  Additionally, you will receive weekly emails and an amazing hard copy catalog called Stampin' Success every other month chock full of ideas!

PLUS did you know that when you host a party you can use your stampin rewardstowards the starter kit . YES you can do that and still get the amazing benefits of joining for $99.00 and still get the $155.00 worth of products by just applying your Stampin Rewards $$ toward the $99.00 cost of your starter kit.
Stampin Rewards = Any order that reaches $150.00 before S&H and tax) Please check out the chart in the front of the Sale-a-Bration catalog on page 3 under HOST . 
There is an added bonus for even more Stampin Rewards $$ during Sale-a-Bration . ( see SAB mini or see more details above in this newsletter )
Please contact me for more details - I would love to be able to welcome you to our Stampin' Up! Family!  

Sending Stampin' Smiles-
Simply Shannon 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

So not a white elephant gift!

At our Stamp Club white elephant card exchange, I came home with these beauties!

My dear friend and stamp club member Karen, made these cards to represent each season of the year!  All I have to say is that there is nothing white elephant about these gorgeous works of art!

Furthermore, I think everyone would say that about the cards they came home with.  My girls think that I teach them, but I learn something at every stamp club I attend with them!  Love them all BIG!

Sending Stampin' Smiles-
Simply Shannon

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December's Paper Pumpkin

Here is the Paper Pumpkin project from December-and once I complete it, I cannot wait to show you January's project!  Every month the red paper pumpkin box arrives in your mail and you have everything you need to complete a very unique project!  Sometimes it is cards like these but other times it is a project!  Depending on the project- there are usually enough to make eight or more cards, etc.

What could possibly make Sale-A-Bration even better? Getting Paper Pumpkin involved of course! It just might be the easiest way  to earn FREE item. 
3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55   
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215.40 
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin' Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items! 
This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT). 

If you are interested in subscribing visit my website:

I love mine subscription and I whole-heartedly believe you will love yours as well!

Sending Stampin' Smiles-
Simply Shannon

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Personalized Stationery Note Cards

Don't you just love the elegance of a monogrammed card?  I decided that I had several thank you cards I needed to make, as well as some notes to write.  In the interest of time, I decided to make monograms so that they can do double duty!

I used some retired paper for Sale-A-Bration called Everyday Enchantment.
(It was one of my favorites so I stocked up!)

I gave these cards a modern touch by also using some current products such as the trio border punch.

The alphabet I used is called Sophisticated Serifs and has two different sized letters in this font, the larger, which I used being 1/3/4 ". 

Throw in the triple border punch and voila'!

Wouldn't these make a wonderful gift set for a close friend or co-worker?  I know I loved receiving a similar set years back which gave me inspiration for these very cards!  I hope this offers you inspiration as well!

Sending Stampin' Smiles-
Simply Shannon

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