Stampin’ Up! Brightly Lit Christmas

I’m using the Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle for today’s card.

It’s currently in the Year End Sale running now through January 2nd.  This promotion features current product on sale and retired product from the Holiday catalog.  Product is available while supplies last, so don’t wait!

My card starts off with a card base of Dapper Denim cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and used the brayer to create my background using Dapper Denim ink.  I rolled the brayer on the Dapper Denim ink pad (to pick up ink) and then starting from the one end rolled along the Whisper White from one end to the other.

The key is to only go in one direction, don’t go back and forth.  I repeated this over and over (a lot) until I get the darkness I was looking for.

I matted this on another panel of Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

I used the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits Dies to cut out my lamppost from Basic Black cardstock and the lights from Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I also cut out a banner (to go behind the sentiment) from Dapper Denim cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Dapper Denim ink on a small panel of Whisper White and adhered it over the banner.  I cut out the snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies from Whisper White cardstock and adhered them around the card.

Enjoy!

STAMPARATUS RESERVATION OPEN TODAY!

As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period Stampin Up will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

Please note the following changes:

  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

2018 OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS

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Stampin’ Up! Country Christmas Card

My card today was inspired by this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  All the images looked sort of “country” so that’s what I was aiming for.

Today’s card is a preview of my Make & Take stamp class this coming week.  We’ll be making four cards (different than this one) using the Smitten Mittens Bundle.  If you live in the Upstate New York area and would like to attend, I would love to have you!!!  Head over to my Facebook page to see all my current parties

 

 

My card starts off with Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Next I took a pattern from the Wood Textures DSP and used a sponge and Crumb Cake ink to color the edge of the paper.  Then I took a 1″ banner of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and colored the edge with a sponge and Cherry Cobbler ink.

Then I made the mittens using the Smitten Mittens Bundle.  The back of the mittens was cut from Very Vanilla cardstock and the top from Crumb Cake cardstock.  I adhered them together and then used a sponge and Crumb Cake ink to color the edges of the mittens.  I adhered them to the bottom of the card and added a Cherry Cobbler ribbon bow.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and adhered it using Stampin Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS:

I’m sure you have been awfully good this year.

Do you have Stampin’ Up! goodies on your Christmas wish list?
Are you afraid loved one won’t be the exact items you would like?

I offer gift cards!!!  Give your loved ones my e-mail address (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) and I’ll take over from there.

STAMPARATUS RESERVATION CHANGES:

As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period Stampin Up will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

Please note the following changes:

  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

2018 OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS

I just ordered the 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.  I would be happy to mail you one.  Just fill out the form below:

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Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Sentiments Part 2

Today is Part 2 of featuring the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle.

I am in love with all the shiny paper, delicate details, and the great sentiments.  To see Part 1 from yesterday, go here.

Here’s a picture of all four cards together.

Today’s first card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I took a panel of Gold Foil Sheet and I wiped it with the Embossing Buddy.  This is key, especially when using darker cardstock to avoid get speckles everywhere.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat embossed it.

I cut out the snowflake detail from Champagne Foil Sheet using the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  I cut out the part underneath the snowflakes from Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered this over the Gold and added a few Gold Enamel Dots.

My second card today starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I wiped the front with the Embossing Buddy. I stamped the snowflake image all across it in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and heat embossed it.

I cut out the circle from the Year of Cheer DSP using the Stitched Framelits and then the scalloped Gold circle behind it using the Layering Circles Framelits.

I stamped the sentiment on a panel of Whisper White cardstock in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with gold embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I added half a gold doily underneath it and adhered it using Stampin Dimensionals.  I added a few Gold Enamel Shapes to the left.

Enjoy!

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I’m switching it up a bit this week and trying a new time/date for my Facebook live videos.  I’ll be going live Wednesday at 7:30 EST.  Head over here to check out a free tutorial on a great card!

OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS

I am ordering Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs December 1st.  If you would like to receive one, I’d be happy to pop one in the mail for you!  Just fill out the quick form below.

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Sentiments

There are so many great and exciting news I have for you today!

Firstly, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE Shipping TODAY…yes…TODAY!!

And to sweeten the deal, I’m offering a FREE package of envelopes with any purchase $25 or more!  Head over to my store to take advantage of these great deals!

Secondly, I’m switching it up a bit this week and trying a new time/date for my Facebook live videos.  I’ll be going live Wednesday at 7:30 EST.  Head over here to check out a free tutorial on a great card!

Thirdly, I am ordering Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs December 1st.  If you would like to receive one, I’d be happy to pop one in the mail for you!  Just fill out the quick form below.

Fourthly, and let’s face it, the real reason why you’re here, today’s card.

Today’s card is a Part 1 of 2 showcasing the beautiful Snowflake Sentiments Bundle.  This is a new set to me and I was so inspired by it!!

Here are today’s two cards that are being featured.  Come back tomorrow to see the other two cards.

All four cards feature the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle, Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Silver and Gold embossing powder, and Silver, Gold, and Champagne Foil Sheets.

The first card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I first cut out the snowflake detail using Whisper White cardstock and then cut out the beautiful champagne foil sheet behind it using the die cuts from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  I love how these two images layer on one another.

I stamped the sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set in Versamark ink on Whisper White cardstock after rubbing it with the Embossing Buddy.  I have found that the Embossing Buddy is an absolute must when using these darker powders.  I sprinkled the sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder and heat embossed it.

I added a snowflake and little swirls which were cut out from Gold and Champagne Foil Sheet.  Finally I added a few Gold Enamel Circles to the card.

For the second card, I again started out with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  This time I adhered over it a pattern from the Year of Cheer DSP.  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock, after wiping it with the Embossing Buddy, and then sprinkled it with Silver Embossing Powder heat embossed it.  I matted this panel over Silver Foil cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

I cut out the long line of snowflakes from Silver Foil Sheet and then snipped off two of them.  I adhered them and two silver swirlies around the snetiment.  I added two Silver Enamel Dots to the center of the snowflakes and added some rhinestones around the sentiment.

Enjoy and be sure to come back tomorrow to check out what else I created using these amazing products!

FREE SHIPPING TODAY ONLY AND FREE ENVELOPES!

For 24 hours on November 27th, Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping on any and all orders!!

To sweeten the deal even more, on any order over $25 (before tax and shipping), I’m giving away a FREE package of envelopes!!  Each package contains 40 envelopes!

Use host code: XCEB7YRA at checkout and then shoot me an e-mail (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) letting me know whether you’d like Whisper White or Very Vanilla envelopes.  If I don’t hear from you, I’ll assume you want Whisper White.

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem

Today’s card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Inspire.Create.Challenges.

I cannot get enough of this beautiful Night in Bethlehem Bundle!  It is just so beautiful!

My card today starts off with Basic Black cardstock.  Next I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and adhered over it a pattern from the Merry Little Christmas DSP.

On the bottom part of the Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment in Archival Black ink.  I then cut out the two scenes from Gold Foil Sheet using the Bethlehem Edgelits.  I adhered the larger one right on the DSP and adhered the smaller one in the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped Mary and Joseph in Archival Black ink on Whisper White, cut them out using the Bethelehm Edgelits, and adhered them using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered them to the left even though the sketch has that detail on the right…Figured Mary and Joseph should be walking into Bethlehem 😉

Enjoy!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Who doesn’t love a sale this time of year!!

Stampin’ Up! announced that they’re offering their Extravaganza Sale again this year!

For one day only, Monday, November 20 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM M, Stampin’ Up! is offering select stamps on sale for 20% off!  Click on the image below to open the PDF file.

he exclusive sale running from November 20-26 includes select product up to 50% off!

To sweeten the sale a bit more, I’m offering two deals to coincide with the Stampin’ Up! deals:

One day only, November 20th, I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on any order!

I am offering this three different ways:
1. You place your order and I can cut you a check for the cost of shipping
2. You e-mail me your order and I send you an invoice through PayPal for the amount minus shipping
3. You place your order and let me know a Stampin’ Up! product you’d like for the cost of shipping

Either way, shoot me an e-mail at stampinjaimie@gmail.com and let me know!

Secondly, I’m offering DOUBLE STAR REWARDS from November 20-26!  Earn TWO STARS for every $25 order (before shipping and tax).  This gets you that much closer to that free $30 order.

If you haven’t done so yet, click here to print your Star Reward sheet and see all the details!

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Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe & Merry Cafe

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Fab Friday challenge.

It’s sort of ironic because I made this card over a week ago.  I was waiting for a good time to post it.  So I was so excited to see the above sketch challenge – it was perfect!

My card starts off with Soft Sky cardstock.  I then took four patterns from the Coffee Break DSP and matted them each on Early Espresso cardstock.

I then stamped the coffee cup outline in Early Espresso ink on another pattern from the Coffee Break DSP.  I stamped the outline of the lid in Early Espresso ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I cut them out and the cup holder using the Coffee Cups Framelits.

I stamped the heart sentiment from the Merry Cafe stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Pear Pizzazz ink and fussy cut it out.  Before adhering the cup to the card front, I cut a piece of doily to adhere behind it, as well as a folded piece of Soft Sky ribbon.  I adhered the cup and lid using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

STAMPIN BLENDS NOW AVAILABLE AND SPECIAL OFFER!

Christmas really does come in November! The alcohol-based Stampin’ Blends are now available to order.  They come in 12 colors (each color in two shades), as well as an Ivory, Bronze, and Color Lifter!

Now through November 15th – buy any 6 combo packs of markers and receive a FREE Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  Purchase all 12 combo packs of markers and receive a FREE Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad AND pack of Whisper White cardstock!

 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE!

On December 2nd I will be hosting a Holiday Open House from 1:00-3:30.  I’ll have my stamps, die cuts, and ink available for you to use – you just bring the project and necessary paper!

If you’d like to make a pre-designed project, I’ll have the stamp set and ink that coordinates with the Watercolor Christmas Card Kit!  Go ahead and order it, leaving enough time for shipping 🙂  RSVP here so I can plan food accordingly.

DECEMBER MAILED STAMP KIT:

I love hosting stamp parties in my house, but I also understand not everyone lives locally to me.  Therefore to share in the fun I create my monthly Mailed Stamp Kit.

The month of December the Mailed Stamp Kit features the Christmas Happiness Stamp Set.

The December Mailed stamp Kit includes:

  • Christmas Happiness stamp set
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • All necessary product (except for stamps and adhesive) to make four cards
  • PDF with instructions on how to put together cards

This December Mail Stamp Kit is $54 mailed.  You have until December 27th to order this kit.

CURRENT HOST CODE: UZDU9VYE

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Christmas

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.

My card today starts off with Soft Sky cardstock.  I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and a smaller panel of Soft Sky cardstock and embossed them using the Softly Falling embossing folder.  Before adhering layering them, I put a piece of Pool Party Ribbon between them.

Next I stamped the snowman and reindeer from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set/Bundle in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I colored them in using the new and gorgeous Stampin Blend markers.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive.  I cut them out with the Seasonal Tags Framelits.

Using the same Seasonal Tag Framelits, I cut out a few snowflakes from Whisper White cardstock and adhered them around the snowman and reindeer.  I then stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and manipulated the cardstock to “roll.”  I put a dimensional under the words and at the end of the banner and adhered it down.

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Amy’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

CURRENT HOST CODE: UZDU9VYE

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Smitten Mittens

My card today starts off with Island Indigo cardstock.  I then took a panel of Soft Sky cardstock and used the Colorful Seasons stamp set to stamp the snowflakes across the card front in Soft Sky ink.  I then matted it on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card.

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Next I cut out two mittens in Whisper White cardstock using the Many Mittens Framelits and solid mittens from Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I tied a ribbon using Whisper White Baker’s Twine and attached the end of each ribbon tail behind the mittens.  I adhered the mittens using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the bow with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Smitten Mittens stamp set in Soft Sky ink on a banner of Whisper White cardstock and finished off the card with a few Rhinestones.

Enjoy!

This card was inspired by challenges this week at Inspire.Create.Challenges and Global Design Project.  (I apologize but I’m having technical difficulties and am unable to provide links.  As soon as I get the glitch figured out, I’ll revise)

STAMPIN BLENDS NOW AVAILABLE AND SPECIAL OFFER!

Christmas really does come in November! The alcohol-based Stampin’ Blends are now available to order.  They come in 12 colors (each color in two shades), as well as an Ivory, Bronze, and Color Lifter!

Now through November 15th – buy any 6 combo packs of markers and receive a FREE Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  Purchase all 12 combo packs of markers and receive a FREE Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad AND pack of Whisper White cardstock!

DECEMBER MAILED STAMP KIT:

I love hosting stamp parties in my house, but I also understand not everyone lives locally to me.  Therefore to share in the fun I create my monthly Mailed Stamp Kit.

The month of December the Mailed Stamp Kit features the Christmas Happiness Stamp Set.

The December Mailed stamp Kit includes:

  • Christmas Happiness stamp set
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • All necessary product (except for stamps and adhesive) to make four cards
  • PDF with instructions on how to put together cards

This December Mail Stamp Kit is $54 mailed.  You have until December 27th to order this kit.

CURRENT HOST CODE: UZDU9VYE

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas

This week’s challenge is a color challenge.  Happy hopping!

My card starts off with Old Olive cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and used one of the thinlits from the Card Front Builder dies to cut out the moon and stars on top.  I mounted this on Basic Black cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

Next I cut out a 2′ pattern from the Merry Little Christmas DSP and used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to cut off the end.  I looped through it some Burlap Ribbon and tied an Old Olive bow around it.

Lastly I cut out an Old Olive and Basic Black tree using the same framelits, as well as Basic Black deer.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and adhered it over the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Amy’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

As we speak I am away for a ladies scrapbooking/crafting getaway.  As much as I love making cards, I even more love scrapbooking.  I don’t nearly do this as often as it’s much more involved.

I have been immensely looking forward to this.

I will be posting layouts and other fun creations on my Facebook page, so swing by and see what I’m up to.  Here’s to comfy clothes, cheesy girly movies, and lots of fun scrapbook layouts – my dream world!

STAMPIN’ BLENDS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

The long awaited Stampin’ Blends are now available!!!  This is super exciting.

  • They allow you to 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.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done extensive in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and are really happy with the results.
  • The 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.

They Blends are available in 12 colors:

Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate.

They also offer a Bronze and Ivory colors and a Color Lifter.

CURRENT HOST CODE: UZDU9VYE

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons

Today’s card is a beautiful fall card featuring three-toned leaves.

My card today starts off with Fresh Fig cardstock.  I stamped the Hardwood stamp set in Fresh Fig ink over the card front.  I then matted a panel of Whisper White cardstock on Tangerine Tango cardstock.

To create my colorful leaves I used Fresh Fig, Tangerine Tango, and Pumpkin Pie ink and a sponge.  I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and started sponging Pumpkin Pie ink at the top.  Next I sponged Tangerine Tango ink followed by Fresh Fig ink last.

I then used the detailed leaf from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut out leaves and adhered them over the Whisper White cardstock using liquid glue.

 

Next I wrapped around a Fresh Fig bow and tied a Linen Thread bow in the center of it.  Lastly, I stamped the outline of the banner from the Number of Years stamp set in Fresh Fig ink on Tangerine Tango cardstock and cut it out using the Large Numbers Framelits.  I stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Fresh Fig ink in the center of it and adhered the banner using two Stampin’ Dimensionals high.

Enjoy!

Today’s card was inspired by the challenge this week at Fab Friday.

LOCAL MAKE & TAKE STAMP PARTY

If you are in the Upstate New York area, I would love for you to join me at my next Make & Take Stamp Party!  We’ll be making four cards using the Christmas Happiness Stamp Set.  Check out all the details and parties available to attend on my Facebook page.

CHRISTMAS TAG MAILED STAMP KIT

I am also offering a Christmas Tag Mailed Stamp Kit.

In this kit you will receive:

  • The Merry Little Labels Bundle
  • Mini Ornaments (8 in the box)
  • Green Sprigs (12 in the box)
  • Year of Cheer Embellishments (24 in total)
  • Linen Thread – FREE
  • The makings for 10 original Christmas tags (2 each of 5 designs)
  • PDF file with instructions on how to make the 10 tags and other Christmas cards using this bundle

The cost for the Christmas Tag Mailed Stamp Kit is $60 plus $6.75 for shipping.

If you already own the Merry Little Labels Bundle, you may purchase other Stampin’ Up! product valued at $34.

You have until November 8th to order this kit!  Click here to get yours!

CURRENT HOST CODE: UZDU9VYE

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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