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Sometimes my job is absolutely insane, well, most of the time. I work in a very busy department, we “help” out everyone in the building. I’m lucky because I really do like the four people in my department and my boss is just a really good person. Every once in a while when you do go beyond what is really your job something nice happens. There was a presentation today with Pace University and I offered to do the media set up. Our IT Department is mostly useless and I do like to make sure that the CEO and COO don’t look like fools. After the presentation they both thanked me for making myself available to assist and that they knew because I was there it would go smoothly. Amazing how something so simple as a little thanks can make your day. 🙂

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Enough blathering! LOL! Today is a busy day at Stampin’ Up! First they have extended the Join for $25 promotion for one more day. It was supposed to end yesterday but now it will end tonight at 11:50 Mountain Time. If you have been on the fence here are some little things that you should know:

Choose $25 ($26.95) in Stampin’ Up! product for your kit, the kit ships for free too. Upon ordering your kit, you are immediately eligible to place a Demonstrator order and receive a 20% discount.

Place a $150 or more on a Demonstrator order within 45 days and get a one-time 30% discount. You also earn Host(ess) Rewards on your purchases before your discount.

Place a $150 or more Demonstrator order within 30 days and earn a FREE stamp set of you choice from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog.  Free stamp set is redeemable on your first demonstrator order in December.

Place a $250 or more Demonstrator order in October and earn $25 in additional Host(ess) Rewards.  That means with a $250 product order you would get $65 in in Hostess Rewards instead of the usual $40.

Purchase the kit for just $25 today and, starting tomorrow thru October 28th Stampin’ Up! will be offering 25 stamp sets at 25% off.  Place a Demonstrator order during the stamp sale and you’ll get your Demonstrator discount in addition to the 25% savings.

PLUS you will be able to pre-order from the Spring Catalog beginning in December and also earn Sale-A-Bration products during the Pre-Order!! (That would definitely be the reason for me to join!)

Finally, if you join now you will have until March 31, 2014 to meet your $300 quarterly sales goal to stay an active Demo. $100 a month on Stampin’ Up! is easy to do if you are going to be a Hobby Demo and even easier if you are thinking about earning a little extra cash by hosting a workshop.

If that isn’t enough to get to you to join I don’t know what is! That is the best deal EVER!! If you are ready click HERE! Go ahead… you know you want to! Sign up under me and you get DAILY (every day for the past two years!) Inspiration! As a bonus I’ll even help you when you are ready to set up your blog! 🙂

As I mentioned above today starts the 25 Stamp Sets for $25% off promotion. You can see the announcement below or click here for a PDF of the list of all the stamp sets.

SU! 25% Off 10-2013 Promo

It’s also Tuesday which means there are new Weekly Deals. The following 6 items are on sale for this week only for 25% off!

SU! Weekly Deals 1 10-22-2013

SU! Weekly Deals 2 10-22-2013

Now for the reason you spend a little time with me, today’s post and it’s for SUO Challenges. This time around we are given a theme… Harvest. When I thought of that I immediately thought of the Harvest of Thanks Stamp Set, I know, genius right?! LOL! I did want to mix it up a little to keep things interesting! For the base of my card I used some Elegant Eggplant Card Stock. A piece of Early Espresso Core’dinations is embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and lightly sanded with the Stampin’ Sanding System. Next up is the backdrop for my main image which is made using the Truly Grateful Stamp Set and some Crushed Curry Ink. I stamped the image twice, trimmed it and backed it with a piece of Cherry Cobbler. The main image is from the Harvest of Thanks Stamp Set and I stamped the image three times, once in Cherry Cobbler, again in Elegant Eggplant and finally in Crushed Curry. They are cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies and I used my trusty Paper Snips to separate the pieces and then some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it all together. I like the colors together, especially the brightness of the Elegant Eggplant, I haven’t used that color in a while. I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for the theme challenge over at SUO Challenges. Visit the blog to see what the other Design Team members have for inspiration and enter your card in the gallery for us to see. Thanks you so much for visiting today. Have a great Tuesday! 🙂

SUO Challenges 82

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Early Espresso Core’dinations

Ink: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Truly Grateful and Harvest of Thanks Clear Mount

Framelits: Apothecary Accents

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Sanding System, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Harvest of Thanks CM

Truly Grateful CM

Early Espresso Core'dinations

Apothecary Accents Framelits

Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Current Promotions:

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps are a great way to get all of your holiday tags done quickly! You can purchase just what you need; tags, stamps or one of two bundles! The stamp set is Photopolymer so that makes placement easy. Another great thing is that all of the tags shapes are made from Punches and Framelits so if you want to add more it’s easy! They also make a great gift! Click here to order yours today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

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About jrk912

I am a tech junkie that loves to engineer some paper!

8 responses »

  1. Speaking about being on the fences, I still haven’t made up my mind about purchasing these two stamp sets. But, I love what you have done with them, Justin. I love the combo of eggplant, cherry cobbler and crushed curry. I’m moving closer and closer to buying the Truly Grateful set!

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  2. Pretty pretty card ! And I agree about the wood pattern back ground in the Truly Grateful set . I think it could be used in a beachy back ground in softer shades . I like it a lot and I keep thinking of getting it ! Enjoyed your blog today .

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  3. It’s the Ooooooo, Factor!!! Nice card, Justin!

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  4. Great color combination and love the woodgrain texture!

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