Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Don't forget...

Don't forget, tomorrow is QA Wednesday. Get those questions about Stamp' Up! or my clubs/classes emailed to stampnwithnikki@gmail.com. The first three e-mail questions that I answer on the blog will receive a FREE card kit! 

Tuesday Tip!

Good morning! It is a wonderful fall morning...oh wait. It is still 90 degrees in Florida. Oh how I miss the changing of the seasons and the leaves! Anyways, today's Tuesday tip is about markers. If you have any double tipped markers, such as my favorite , the Stampin' Write Markers, you w
want them, to stay as nice as possible. Here is a nice little tip to keep them that way. 
Melon Mambo Stampin Write Marker - by Stampin' Up!
Be sure to store them in a cool place, out of direct heat or sunlight, and lay them flat. This will ensure that the ink is always at the ready!

Hope this helps. Happy Stamping!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Not So Mundane Monday!

For this not so mundane Monday, I have a really cute project for you today. It is a free standing Pop-Up card that folds flat so that it can fit into an envelope. I do not remember who the original creator for this was but whoever it was, Thanks for Sharing!!

Instructions for the project can be found here!
All the supplies used to make this project can be found online at my Stampin' Up! store.
Hope you enjoy!
Happy Stamping!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Simple Saturday!

Here is the first Simple Saturday project. It is able to be completed in 5 steps and there is freedom to design the box however you see fit! The projects for the directions can be found here! 

Happy Stamping!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Freebie Friday!

A glorious day, Friday, especially when you can win something absolutely free. Remember, the first person to comment with the correct answer wins a FREE Stampin' Write Marker. All the answers can be found on my website, blog, or my Stampin' Up! website. Just follow the links on the bottom right of the page.

9/23/11-- If you join one of my long distance stamping clubs, what is the amount of free product you will receive from me at the end of your subscription period?

Good Luck and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Tip

Ever feel like your punches have gone dull? Or maybe they fuzz up or tear your edges when you try to punch through paper . Here are a few tips for fixing those issues...

To sharpen: Punch through aluminum foil every so often and it will keep your punch working as 
good as the day you bought it!
To smooth: Punch through wax paper every so often and you punch will work as smoothly as ever!

You may have to punch through each a few times to get the desired results, but it will keep your punches in great shape! Remeber, tomorrow is QA Wednesday and three random questions recieved by e-mail that are answered on the blog recieve a FREE card kit, so e-mail any and all Stampin' Up! related questions or questions about my clubs/classes for you chance to win!!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Not so mundane Monday!

This is my first not so mundane Monday. Fall is my favorite season, so most of my projects for the next several weeks are going to feature the colors or theme of Fall. This box was cased from one I saw online. It holds 10 cards with envelopes. I made 2 each of 5 different cards.  Hope you all enjoy. These are the photos, but you can find the instructions here! All the supplies used can be purchased through my online store at            nicolemahler.stampinup.net. 
If any of the instructions are unclear, please feel free to contact me and I will try to make them a little more clear! 
Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Long time no see...

Hello all, It has been almost an entire month since my last posting. I have been a little busy with life, but in an effort to keep my blog going and promote my Stampin' Up! business, I have been working on new ideas, tips, techniques, and other stuff. Beginning tomorrow, please check back often for daily/weekly updates, projects, etc. Hope you all have a blessed Sunday and as always,
Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 26, 2011

First Freebie Friday!!!

Here is an easy question to start things out:

  •   What are the minimum quarterly sales requirements to keep an active demonstrator status and still get your 20% discount?

Remember, all the answers to the trivia questions can be found on one of my three sites.
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Tips!!

Make sure to properly clean and dry you stamps before putting them away. I prefer to use Stampin' Mist  and Stampin' Scrub from Stampin' Up! The mist cleans and conditions your stamps and using it in conjunction with the scrub makes sure that all the little crevices get clean as well. There are several other ways you can clean your stamps however, and they are:
  • Use a baby wipe- rub your stamp on a wipe to clean off any leftover ink.
  • Use a damp paper towel or old washcloth-much like the baby wipe, you can rub the stamp on these to clean any ink off of the stamp.
  • Run the stamp directly under the faucet-you can turn the water on and just let it run over the stamp to wash away the ink. This is not a good way to clean the stamp if you are using a permanent ink or if you are going to use the same stamp multiple times with different colored inks as you will be running to the sink every time you need to change colors.
I would love to hear your creative ideas on cleaning stamps, so please feel free to share! Remember, tomorrow is QA Wednesday. The 3 email questions that are answered on the blog page will receive a free card kit--complete with everything you need to make a stack of greeting cards, except for the stamps, so e-mail those stamping and/or Stampin' Up! related questions to stampnwithnikki@gmail.com
and as always, Happy Stamping!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

New ideas for blog...

Hello all,
In addition to my weekly stampin' technique that posts every Thursday, I am going to start adding some other weekly tidbits. They will be as follows:

  • Not so mundane Monday- will consist of one elaborate project based on a general theme for each month.
  • Tuesday Tips-will consist of general stamping tips and suggestions.
  • QA Wednesday- I will respond to 3 e-mail questions on the blog. If your question is picked to be answered on the blog, you’ll receive a free card kit (my choice). Question must be Stampin’ Up! related.
  • Freebie Friday-Will consist of Stampin’ Up! trivia questions. Of these questions, all answers will be found somewhere on one of my three sites. The first person to comment with the correct answer, will receive a FREE Stampin’ Write Marker--your choice--Plus, there will be questions to win larger prizes. For example, Guess how many buttons are in the jar for a chance to win a pack of getting started cardstock.
  • Simple Saturday- will consist of a very simple project that can be completed in 5 steps or less using only a few supplies.
You will start to see these over the next couple of weeks, and they will each be a weekly thing! If there is anything you'd like to see in addition to these or if there is something you'd like to see in place of one of these please feel free to let me know! Have a great day, and as always...
Happy Stamping!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My new website!

Check out my new website that I have been working on. It is still a work in progress, but coming along nicely.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Limited time offer for all Florida residents!!!

The state of Florida is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies from August 12th to August 14th. The following list of items will be state tax free during the holiday period, so contact me today to place your order!
100425     2-way glue pen  $3.50
100902     Dotto Refill  $6.50
102845     Blender Pens (3)  $9.95
103305     Dotto  $12.95
103579     Paper Snips  $9.95
103683     Mini Glue Dots  $4.95
104045     Anywhere Glue Sticks (2) $3.95
104294     Sticky Strip  $6.95
104331     SNAIL Refill  $4.50
104332     SNAIL Adhesive  $6.95
104430     Stampin' Dimensionals  $3.95
105021     Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen  $3.95
105394     Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler  $3.50
110755     Multipurpose Liquid Glue  $3.95
(varies)     Stampin' Write Markers $3.50 each
119801     2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)  $14.95
123002     2011-2013 In Color Stampin Write Markers (5)   $14.95

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Online stamp club?

Tossing around the idea of possible online, live stamp clubs via web cam. I would like to get any comments, suggestions, etc. This is kind of a feeler to see what everyone thinks.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

The Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog is officially out and ready for use! Contact me today to find out how you can get one for free!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's Here!!!

Hello All-                                                                                                                                                          
Exciting news…the “Last Chance List” has finally been posted. This list is a culmination of all the things that will be gone forever at the end of this month. The lists of items are only available while supplies last!  Please contact me A.S.A.P. if there is something you would like to order before it is gone. I will be placing an order twice this month (but will make an exception for the Last Chance List) the first order will go out on or around the 7th with my stamp club order and again on the 30th if I have any orders. Please remember however, that you can shop 24 hours a day 7 days a week on my website--nicolemahler.stampinup.net or click on the link to the right! Again, please get in touch with me A.S.A.P. if you would like to place an order or to book a workshop or attend a club/camp (“Christmas in July”…3 dates available), and as always, Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Tips!

Well, it's Tuesday, the last day of May 2011, and tomorrow starts the 2011 hurricane season here in Florida (I can't believe it's here already). I have decided to do a weekly tip for stamping, paper crafting, etc. This weeks tip is about storing your ink pads. If you have Stampin' Up! ink pads you already know that when they close the pad stays upside down to keep the ink at the top of the pad. If You do not have any Stampin' Up! ink pads or if you do and you also have regular ink pads, store your regular ink pads upside down too. This will ensure that your ink is always there when you need it! Happy Stamping!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

It is hard to believe that 2011 is almost half gone! Pretty soon we will start seeing all the Christmas stuff in the stores. LOL! Anyway, hope everyone had a great weekend. I know I did...spent time with family, went canoeing, and spent all day today stamping and creating. Getting prepared for my next stamp club meeting on 6/7/11. Also trying to prepare for my Christmas in July stamp club/camps. Have a great week and Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Craft show.

This was my table display for the craft show. Not too bad for a craft fair newbie!

Craft Show Bummer!

The craft show was kind of a flop. I sold 3 cards, 2 favor boxes, and one stationary kit. I did hand out tons of business cards, hostess brochures, and recruit brochures. Maybe something will come of it...maybe not. I would eventually want to try another craft show down the road.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Craft show...

Getting prepared to do my first craft show this weekend. A little nervous and very excited at the same time. Pictures of my items and display to come.