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Throwback Flip Card Thursday

Stampin' Up! Label Card Thinlits DieRemember when the flip card Thinlits Dies were introduced? Decisions, decisions, which to choose first? The Label Card Thinlits Die or the Circle Card Thinlits Die? My first choice was the Label Card Thinlits. Stampin’ Up! had me at the ease of making flip cards. I made my decision on the other dies included in the set. In particular, I liked the die that coordinated with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies (sold out). It’s a different size and provided another layer.

Soon there will be only one choice. Sadly, the Label Card Thinlits Dies are being retired. But, there is great news for those who act quickly. It’s 50% off in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com! But only while supplies last.

For Throwback Thursday, I found a flip card I made with the retiring Label Card Thinlits Dies AND the retiring Mosaic Madness Stamp Set.

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Want to see how to use the Label Card Die while it’s still available to order at 1/2 the price? Click on watch my Mosaic Madness Label Thinlits card video now.

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As I look to link you to retiring accessories, more and more are disappearing. If you have your eye on something, order it right away. It might not be there the next time. Time is also running out on the guarantee of retiring stamp sets being available. Any retiring Stampin’ Up! stamp set is available only through May 26. After that it will be June 2, 2015 unless supplies run out first.

 

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The view from the top of Diamond Head is spectacular!

View part of the way upEarly Thursday morning we were on the bus for excursion to hike to the top of Diamond Head in Oahu. I had thought 6:45AM was a bit crazy. After all, we were on vacation. Thank goodness someone was a lot smarter than me. It was hot! Making the climb any much later in the day would not have been as pleasant. The view from the top was worth each and every step.

We’ll start with a picture I quickly snapped about halfway up. The view from the bottom of the crater wasn’t anything like this! And it just gets so much better when you make it to the top.

See the shadow holding the camera? That’s my shadow. Proof I walked all the way to the top. The pictures to follow will show why it was worth it.

Proof I made it to the top of Diamond Head

This is what I saw looking to the right. Spectacular!

Amazing View from the top of Diamond Head

Stepped over to the left a bit for this view.

Look through foliage from Diamond Head

And then I spotted the lighthouse.

Lighthouse seen from Diamond Head

Another beautiful view to the left.

Diamond Head Hike View

Zoomed in for a closer view of the beautiful blue sea water.

View from Diamond Head

View from Diamond Head

Took a couple more pictures before the hike back down.

Diamond Head Hike View

View from the top of Diamond Head Crater

Beautiful Blue Water

Even though we’ve been there and have been back home for a couple of days, I am still amazed that I was able to earn this incredible experience for my husband and me. Jim’s work takes us all over this beautiful country, but somehow hasn’t snagged us a gig in Hawaii. He always said he’d get us there. Thanks to his encouragement for me to start my own stamping business, we made it!

Would like to earn fabulous all-expense paid vacations for two? We don’t yet know what vacation we’ll be working towards earning for the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! year, but I sure would love to offer you my guidance, knowledge and experience to help you earn it when you join my team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!

What I love about the new compensation plan is that while you’re striving to achieve the Grand Vacation as your business grows, if you don’t make it, you’ll be able to use your points for other rewards, including Stampin’ Up! Catalog products of your choice. For the years I didn’t earn it, a consolation prize of a lot of Stampin’ Up! toys would have been sweet. :)

Learn more about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and the benefits of joining with me by attending my Stampin’ Up! Opportunity Night Call this Thursday! Click here to register for my live call. Because it is a live call, you’ll be able to get answers to any questions you have.

Stamping Smiles,

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Think about how much fun we could have letting Stampin’ Up! spoil us rotten! If you’re ready to start your own home-based business as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you want to attend my Stampin’ Up! Opportunity Night Call!

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Where to start?!

Stampin' Up! Bright & Beautiful stampingsmilescomLooking at the products added for this week’s Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals, I’m not sure which one to point out first. The first to catch my eye was the Stampin’ Up! Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set. I made a Christmas card with embossed Smoky Slate stars that has been repinned many times.

Next that caught my eye were the product pairs: Rose Coral Chalk Ink Pad / Chalkboard Paper and Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack / Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape.

The Spring Flowers Embossing Folder is a beauty from the Occasions Catalog that is not getting carried over into the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

If you like Designer Series Paper to coordinate with your stamp sets, don’t let the Maritime Designer Series Paper (Sea Street Stamp Set) and Birthday Bash (Balloon Bash Stamp Set) get away at the 25% off price. Save now on all the products pictured below in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com! Hurry, you only have through Monday, May 25!

 

Did you know the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder is being retired too? It’s available through June 2 or while supplies last. Grab it up now in my online store at 50% off before it gets gone too.

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Jumping ahead because the stamps will soon be retired!

Stampin-Up-Baby-Bumblebee-CardIt’s last day of my Hawaiian Grand Vacation. I still need to share with you the wonderful excursions from Day 3, 4 and 5, but I’m jumping ahead to our last day because Day 5 was the day we received our swap cards. I need to show you a few of the cute cards because the stamp sets will soon be retired!

This little cutie to the left is the Baby Bumblebee Stamp with the Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper and Sweet Dreams Buttons that are only available to order through June 2, 2015 in my online store! Lower in the post I’ll list the retiring products and have them linked into my online store so you can order them before they’re gone.

This is great! You Rock Stamp with rock pattern from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack available only through June 2.

Stampin' Up! You Rock Card

The great-for-guy-cards Moon Lake Stamp Set is available only through June 2. The Back to Black Designer Series Paper and Basic Black Chevron Ribbon through June 2, if supplies last.

Stampin' Up! Moon Lake Card

The beautiful Painted Petals Stamp Set is on the short list too.

Stampin' Up! Painted Petals Card

A couple colorful Balloon Bash card ideas with both using the coordinating Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Bash CardStampin' Up! Balloon Bash Card

Lots going here: Something Lacy Stamp, Four Frames Stamp Set and A Round Array Stamp Set.

Stampin' Up! Something Lacy and A Round Array Stamp Sets

Retiring Stamps and Accessories

I was going to post a card that used the Labels Collection Framelits, but they’re sold out! It may seem like you still have weeks to order any of the retiring products you want, but you’ll run the risk of a retiring accessory selling out. Also, the guaranteed availability on retiring stamp sets will be here quickly too. Stampin’ Up! will fulfill all orders of retiring stamp set orders placed by May 26. That’s just a little over a week!

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“50 For You!” Ends tomorrow!

Save 50% on one, two or four months of membership to the Stamping Playground!The “50 For Me” is that I’m visiting the 50th state – Hawaii! What makes this even more fun is that through Stampin’ Up! I was able to earn a free Hawaiian vacation to Oahu for two! Jim and I are enjoying every minute!
So, of course, I have to share my excitement with you! Because Hawaii is the 50th state, the “50 For You” is that I am thrilled to offer you 50% off your first month of a three month “50 For You” package when you subscribe to my fun and fabulous Stamping Playground!

Stamping Playground membership siteIf you thought 50% off one month is fun, multiply the fun and savings when you purchase a six month “50 For You” package and get your first TWO months at 50% off! Purchase a whole year – 12 month “50 For You” package – you will get your first FOUR months at 50% off! If you’ve been waiting to join the Stamping Playground, wait no more! This will also make a great gift for someone else who likes to have fun while stamping.

Here’s what some people are saying about Stamping Playground:

“I am SO glad you created this for us!”
“I enjoy Stamping Playground SO much – you ladies give me a lot of pleasure.”
“Signing up was so easy – why didn’t I do this sooner?”
You can learn more here about Stamping Playground and how to join during my “50 For You” special.
When my vacation ends, so does the “50 For You” special. You have until tomorrow, Sunday May 17th at 11:59 pm to take advantage of this 50% off sale. Sign up now and within 24 hours you, too, will be able to join the others on the Stamping Playground!

Stamping Smiles,

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The Stamping Playground is where papercrafters go to play. We hope you’ll join us!

 

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Colorful Polynesian Cultural Art Center

Polynesian Cultural CenterThe second day was a trip to the Polynesian Cultural Art Center. Stampin’ Up! rented it out for just our group to enjoy until noon! That was special.

It was colorful, beautiful and educational. The scenery was, of course, amazing.

Attended a presentation by this guy. He was so stinkin’ funny! He showed us how to start fire, crack open a coconut, scrap all the fruit out from the shell and then ring out milk like you wouldn’t believe. All the while cracking jokes.

Polynesian Cultural Center

Then he climbed up and got a coconut. Probably for the next performance. Amazing!

Polynesian Cultural Center

We then were treated to the Parade of Canoes.

 Parade of Canoes 3

Parade of Canoes 3-1

Parade of Canoes 1

Parade of Canoes 1-2

Parade of Canoes 4

Parade of Canoes 4-1

Parade of Canoes 6

Parade of Canoes 7

Parade of Canoes Fiji

Parade of Canoes Fiji

Parade of Canoes

Parade of Canoes Royalty

The second day ended with this nice bag as my pillow gift. This sure will come in handy.

Day 2 Pillow Gift

The bag is huge. I’ll have to keep my eye on it. Master Gardener Mom may try to abscond with it. :)

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Having a grand time in Hawaii!

WaikikiStampin’ Up! hit the nail on the head when they named the incentive trip “Grand Vacation”.  We’re having a grand time here in Oahu! I’m slowing down enough to share a couple of pictures before heading back out to paradise. If you’d like to see pictures that I can post on the go, be sure to “Like” my Stamping Smiles Facebook Page!

This was the first picture I took. It’s the view from our Sheraton Waikiki hotel room. All of us that earned the Hawaiian Grand Vacation were given ocean view rooms!

By the time we got from the airport to the hotel, got checked in, wandered to the room with the all the candy and spin the wheel for prizes (stuff from the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog!), it was time for our welcome dinner. You just have to see what was in our the first pillow gift was.

Stampin' Up! Hawaiian Vacation Day 1 Pillow Gifts

We each got to pick out a pair of sunglasses from Maui Jim!  Stampin’ Up! is a class act!

By dinnertime, we’d already been up over 24 hours. Enjoyed the buffet welcome dinner and then headed back to our room to catch a few zzzzz before the fun started again in the morning.

 

Stamping Smiles,

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Even though we’re here in Hawaii, I’m still marveling that Stampin’ Up! puts together such incredible vacations us. This is truly a company that knows how to show their appreciation to those willing to work their home based stamping businesses as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. This is something I won’t ever take for granted.

 

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Lullaby Designer Series Paper is 25% off until Monday!

Stampin' Up! Petal Potpourri Card www.stampingsmiles.comLullaby Designer Series Paper sounds like it’s a paper suited only for babies. With the pretty, soft colors that make up Lullaby paper, it’s great for all occasion cards too. You see a couple of patterns on my Petal Potpourri card. The Lullaby Designer Series Paper is 25% off until Monday, May 18 with the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

Save 25% on all the Weekly Deal products in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

The Petal Potpourri Stamp Set is on the short list. It’s from the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog and available only through June 2, 2015!

 

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50 For Me Means 50 For You!

Save 50% on one, two or four months of membership to the Stamping Playground!The “50 For Me” is that I’m visiting the 50th state – Hawaii! What makes this even more fun is that through Stampin’ Up! I was able to earn a free Hawaiian vacation to Oahu for two! Jim and I are enjoying every minute!
 
So, of course, I have to share my excitement with you! Because Hawaii is the 50th state, the “50 For You” is that I am thrilled to offer you 50% off your first month of a three month “50 For You” package when you subscribe to my fun and fabulous Stamping Playground!

Stamping Playground membership siteIf you thought 50% off one month is fun, multiply the fun and savings when you purchase a six month “50 For You” package and get your first TWO months at 50% off! Purchase a whole year – 12 month “50 For You” package – you will get your first FOUR months at 50% off!  If you’ve been waiting to join the Stamping Playground, wait no more! This will also make a great gift for someone else who likes to have fun while stamping.

 

Here’s what some people are saying about Stamping Playground:

 
            “I am SO glad you created this for us!”
 
            “I enjoy Stamping Playground SO much – you ladies give me a lot of pleasure.”
 
            “Signing up was so easy – why didn’t I do this sooner?”
 
You can learn more here about Stamping Playground and how to join during my “50 For You” special.
 
When my vacation ends, so does the “50 For You” special. You have until tomorrow, Sunday May 17th at 11:59 pm to take advantage of this 50% off sale. Sign up now and within 24 hours you, too, will be able to join the others on the Stamping Playground!

Stamping Smiles,

 Order Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories!

 

 
The Stamping Playground is where papercrafters go to play. We hope you’ll join us!

 

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Want to see my swap card for the Hawaii Grand Vacation?

Like card ideas that are fast to make and still fabulous? I sure did for my Stampin’ Up! Hawaii Grand Vacation swap. Watch to see how I made my fast and fabulous card with the Stampin’ Up! Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set!

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my fast & fabulous Lovely Amazing You card tutorial here.

Handmade card made with Stampin' Up! Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set www.stampingsmiles.comWasn’t that easy to make? The extra touch of the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim and Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine was just right. Hope the 25 who get my swap card are pleased.

The supplies to make my Lovely Amazing You card are further down in the post. First, though, I want to be sure to tell you about my Stampin’ Up! Opportunity Night Call. How incredible it is that Stampin’ Up! is sending my husband and me to a fabulous Hawaiian vacation! And to know I can offer others the same opportunity to earn an income and marvelous vacations is something to be shared!

If you’d like to learn more about starting your own stamping business by becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, register now for my Thursday evening Stampin’ Up! Opportunity Night Call!

As promised, pictured below are the cardmaking supplies I used to make my Lovely Amazing You card.

 

Stamping Smiles,

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It would be so cool to share my experience, knowledge and on going training as see you on one of the Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacations! Are you ready to start your own stamping business?

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