Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Too little too late

Hi stampers!  Ok, so I'm a procrastinator. Seriously, it's bad.  My bills are due tomorrow and have I paid them yet?  Nope....I don't do most things until the last minute.  And that almost bit me in the you know what!  Now, when it comes to ordering SU stuff I'm usually the opposite of a procrastinator but now that my disposable income is pretty much non-existent I've found it hard to decide what and when to order :-)  Well, I LOVED the new photopolymer set endless wishes!  It's just too cute and it came yesterday!  Thank goodness I finally ordered because word on the street is that it might be sold out already!!!!  What????  Now, I hate to show you something you can't get but this little set is so cute and I'm going to use it a lot!  I don't have the official info yet but when I know one way or the other I'll update you!  Since I've not been stamping much and my mojo isn't flowing yet, I just cased one of the concept artists cards!
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Endless wishes
Paper:  Whisper white
Ink:  Bermuda bay, coastal cabana, strawberry slush
Accessories:  Basic rhinestones

Super cute and super simple, no?????  It's a bit different of a style for SU and I LOVE it!  I hope they make more like it!!!!!!

And I think I forgot to post about the MDS sale!  There are some GREAT things on sale for all your holiday scrapping and gift giving!  

You can check out everything that's on sale in my online store!

Happy stamping!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Get Em NOW Mailable Edition

Hi stampers!  Today is the last day for the 25% off stamp sets!  There are GREAT sets on sale!  Some of my favorites.  I may or may not have all or almost off of these ;-)

You can find the stamps HERE!  And now for a Mailable Monday!  While we still aren't pregnant a friend from work (I know, I still talk about it kind of like I'm there...old habit die hard, lol) is so I had to whip up a little congratulations card for them the other day.  

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Zoo babies, cuddles & kisses
Paper:  Whisper white, coastal cabana
Ink:  So saffron, wisteria wonder, coastal cabana
Accessories:  None

The Zoo Babies set is a SUPER cute set and just happens to be one of them on sale.  But the sale ends TODAY so if you haven't picked up some of these great deals you need to!  Let me know if you have any questions or I can help you in any way!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25% Off 25 Sets

Hey stampers just a quick note here!  Starting today until the 28th there are 25 awesome stamp sets 25% off!  You can check it out in my store HERE!

Let me know if I can help you in any way or you have any questions!  The weekly deals are posted in the store as well!  Make sure you have me selected as your demo and enjoy the NEW and IMPROVED online shopping experience!

Happy stamping!

HSS 171

Hi stampers!  It's Tuesday!  Today is a very exciting day because the third book in the Divergent series comes out!  I'm super excited as an avid reader and this series is one of my faves!  Very Hunger Games-ish!  You should check them out if you haven't read them!  My nose will be stuck in the book...well the Kindle all day aside from teaching my class at the Y of course.

And wishing my momma a happy birthday, hehe!  She told me I better not read all day and forget, lol!  We celebrated early with her this weekend by visiting the farm and taking an impromptu trip to The Great Pumpkin Patch in Amish country this weekend!  It was gorgeous and was her first time to a patch!  I'll have to scrap our pics with MDS and share those soon!  Seriously though if you live in Illinois it's totally something worth checking out!  The Arcola/Arthur area is gorgeous for one and it's just flat out neat!  But more on TGPP in another post I suppose!

Anyway, it's also time for another challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments, whoohoo!  This week is a pretty clean and simple sketch!

I gotta say this one kind of threw me for a loop!  I'm glad I decided to work on it last week instead of at the last minute like I have been known to do!  But I think I like what I ended up with!  I kept it super simple!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  A banner Christmas
Paper:  Whisper white, gumball green, brushed gold
Ink:  Cherry cobbler
Accessories:  Circle punches, scalloped circle punch, gumball green stitched satin ribbon, festive paper piercing pack

I think the ho cubed stamp is super cute and was excited to finally use it!  It's hard to see in the photo but I used one of the ornaments in the festive peircing pack!

Now, make sure to check out the rest of the team's creations and then play along!

Happy stamping!

Monday, October 21, 2013

$25 Join Now Promotion Extension!

Hi stampers!  So I don't have a project to share but I do have BIG news!  The deal to sign up for ONLY$25 has been extended until tomorrow!  You really can't beat this deal!  There is NO downside!

You get everything you need to get started at a great deal and then you get a great discount on all your orders as a demo plus the opportunity to make some extra money while sharing what you love!  You get access to the demo website plus the demo forums as well as the bi-monthly magazine SU publishes and all kinds of other neat-o ideas!  You never have to buy or sell anything else if you don't want to, it's up to you what you make of it!  You don't have to give anything back if you drop (but you won't want to, lol).  You also don't have to make your first quarterly minimum until the end of the next quarter which would me March of 2014!  You'll get to see (and order from) the Occasions mini a month early in December!  It's really a win-win!

You'll get access to my Bada-Bing Team Facebook page as well!  You can chat with me quickly and easily there!

Don't delay!  This offer will expire tomorrow evening!  Please feel free to contact me if you need more details or have questions!

Happy stamping....and joining!  Hehe!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's freaky time

Hi stampers!  It's that time again!  Time for another Control Freaks Blog Hop!  I just have to take a minute to say THANK YOU to my fellow freaks!  I was able to participate in my first swap with them and WOW!  What amazing cards I got back!  By far the best swap I've ever done!  But, I knew it would be like that since everyone is SO super talented :-)  And you probably have figured that our already as well since you probably just came from the wonderful Connie Babbert's blog!  If you didn't then don't worry as we make a circle so keep clicking the links to see everyone's fabulous projects!

So I am very GRATEFUL to be included in this fabulous group of stampers and flat out fabulous people!  And wouldn't you know that's the theme for this month....gratitude.  And it's funny, I was just thinking last night as I was going to bed how grateful I am for so many great things in my life.  The past year has not been an easy one for me for lots of reasons and there are still things in my life I'd like to change but I am so thankful for ALL the wonderful things/people/stuff in my life that I DO have!

So enough of the sappy stuff :-)

My first project is a simple card using the truly grateful stamp set which I love because it makes super easy and fun bakgrounds which are very collage like!  And that's not something I'm good at so this set makes it super simple!  I'm also very grateful for the thinlits (hehe) because I LOVE them!  I did cheat and use the retired spritzer.  I just can't seem to make good spritzes with anything else.  I'm still bummed they retired it!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Truly grateful
Paper:  Very vanilla, sahara sand, tangerine tango, crushed curry, sweater weather DSP
Ink:  Sahara sand, chocolate chip, soft sky
Accessories:  Thinlits expressions, color spritzer

My next project uses the tablescape kit.  I wanted to do something a bit different than what they showed for for the napkin holder pockets.  I really like the "fan" look of half of a lolly so that's what I did.  In part because I didn't make my lolly long enough and it ripped when I made it, lol!

Stampin' Supplies:

Stamps:  Truly grateful, tags 4 you
Paper:  Very vanilla, sweater weather DSP
Ink:  Crumb cake, crushed curry
Accessories:  Thankful tablescape kit, natural ribbon, scallop circle and circle punches, bracket punch

And last one is my favorite :-)  I doubted I would do the candles and stuff from the tablescape kit so I wanted to put it to use!  And I love the birchwood looking paper so I put it on my card.  I also love the chalkboard look so I was excited to use the little placards which by the way feel fun, they are like really smooth, lol!  I did manage to smear my sentiment all over the place but I was able to fix it by wiping it off carefully and trying again!
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Truly grateful,
Paper:  Chocolate chip, Tangerine tango
Ink:  Craft white, crushed curry
Accessories:  Thankful tablescape kit, natural ribbon, linen thread, chalk marker

I'm also thankful for this blog hop in particular.  As you know, I've not had much inspiration as of late so this forced me to sit down and create and I had fun and kind of got in a rhythm for a while!

And now you're off to the fabulous Patty Bennett's blog!

Happy hopping and stamping!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fab Friday 29

Hi stampers!  It's Friday again and time for a new challenge over at Fab Friday!

And it's finally feeling like fall here!  In fact, I've been cold since it went from 70-80 to like 50!!!!  We are going to watch my kids (I know they aren't my athletes anymore since I quit but they'll always be my kiddos, hehe) play their last home football game tonight!  I don't miss much about my job but I miss them!  I taught an outreach Turbokick class at the school the other night through my YMCA job and about 20 of the basketball kids did it with me.....HIL-AIR-IOUS!!!!  :-)  I think my abs got more of a workout from laughing than the actual exercise, ha!

So anyway, here's the challenge!

Isn't it fun?  I think so!  So since it's finally fall I made a fall themed card!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Truly grateful
Paper:  Very vanilla, crushed curry, baked brown sugar, sweater weather DSP
Ink:  Crushed curry, baked brown sugar, gold encore
Accessories:  Distressing tool, linen thread (from the thankful tablescape kit), chevron punch, witch's brew washi tape

I was really excited that the gold shimmer came out well in the photo!  I love the gold (and silver) encore pad!  I had this panel sitting on my desk for a while just waiting to do something with it when the time was right.  I used a sponge dauber to make the polka dots.  I kind of love how it turned out :-)  The ink didn't take for the sentiment over the gold ink so well so that's my one word of caution if you try that!

Now make sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations and then play along!  We'd LOVE to see what you do with the sketch!

And thanks for your kind (and sometimes funny) words about my lack of blogging lately :-)

Happy stamping!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Worst. Blogger. Ever.

Hi stampers!  I'm the worst blogger ever it seems!  I don't know why I can't seem to blog or stamp much since I quit my job.  Hello....all the time in the world, right?  I am still trying to find a schedule that works for me but I feel like I just spin my wheels a lot but I did that before too, ha!  Maybe I actually stamped and blogged better "under pressure" when I knew I only had a limited amount of time?  Who knows.  Anyway, I'm working on it.

However I wanted to share the Thank You Thursday deals today!  These are items on sale for ONE day (today) only!  And if they sell out today, that's it!  No more discount!  Today is all about punches!  And they have some totally cute ideas on the blog!

Artisan Label Punch Item #130920
Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Bitty Butterfly Punch Item #129406
Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Hexagon Punch Item #130919
Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Mosaic Punch Item #131267
Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Pansy Punch Item #130698
Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

They also made some updates to the online store so it should me MUCH easier to your PJ's (which I may or may not be in right now, hehe)!!!!!  Make sure to click the shop button to the right and check it out!

Here's the samples on the blog.  I love love love the first one!!!!

And speaking of the blog....make sure to check it sometimes....or every day!  They have some fun stuff there!  I try to share a lot of it on my Facebook page so make sure you're following me there as well!

Ok, I'm off to teach some aerobics...if I can make it off the couch after running and teaching a class of teenagers last night, lol!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Washi Wednsday

Hi stampers!  I'm getting late start posting today since I had my hair done this morning.  Priorities, ya know!  Haha!  Anyway how about a washi Wednesday?

I used this sketch from Retrosketches!  And I pulled my colors from a combo I found on Pinterest.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Tape it, truly grateful, wonderfall
Paper:  Very vanilla, raspberry ripple, gold glimmer
Ink:  Early espresso, raspberry ripple, baked brown sugar, gold encore
Accessories:  Wonderfall bigz die

JUST KIDDING!  This card doesn't use any actual washi tape but the stamp set tape it which I love!  It makes great accents and backgrounds!  The card didn't turn out exactly as I planned but it's ok!  I do wish I'd popped the whole acorn up instead of just the cap.  I used the glimmer paper to pull out the gold from the encore pad which doesn't photograph well by the way.  I cut out the glimmer paper with the bigz die but I just hand cut the top of the acorn because it was quicker and an easy cut;-)

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Announcing: Weekly Deals!

Hi stampers!  Please excuse the double post today but I'm going to try to get better at keeping my wonderful customers (all two of you, LOL!!!!!!!) update with what's going on at SU.  And GEESH!  Have you noticed the number of specials lately???  It's awesome and a little overwhelming at the same time :-)  But like I said, I'll try to keep you updated here AND I always post updates on my Facebook page!  If you're not following me you can start by clicking HERE!

So, the exciting announcement today is weekly deals!  There are some great deals this week!  The framelits???  Yes please!!!  You'll want to note that all these are while supplies last, so if they sell out the deal is done!

Squares Collection Framelits Dies: 130921
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: 127749
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack: 126187
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack: 127857
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN
Petite Curly Label Punch: 129405
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discount Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN 
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template - Digital Download :126157Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discount Price: $7.48 US/$8.25 CAN

And don't forget that they are having a daily deal every Thursday in October so make sure to check that out on Thursday!

Order your weekly deal (and anything else you need) using this hostess code E7JPEA3W in my online store!  Everything can be shipped straight to your house!  Contact me if you have any questions or need assistance!

Happy stamping!

HSS 170

Hi stampers!  Here it is, Tuesday again!  And that means it's time for another fun challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  This week brings a spooky color challenge!

Bold colors!  Since my hubby was gone ALL last week and I was either hanging out with my mom or at her house I didn't get much (any) actual stamping done.  I always try to stamp when she's here but we end up doing something or at least watching something on TV :-)  However, I made some fun things with MDS since I can (and do) pretty much take it anywhere AND I can do it on the couch ;-)

So, here is my card!

Make sure to go check out what all of the DT members did and play along!

Happy stamping!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Join the Party for $25!

Hi stampers!  VERY exciting news!  For two weeks you can join Stampin' Up for only $25!  You can check out the benefits and sign up right from my website HERE!

Wether you want to make some extra cash, pay for your hobby, or just get a great discounts and other benefits this is a perfect time to sign up!  Here are the details:

Dates: October 7-21, 2013
The Fine Print:
  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99  starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogs
      • A package of the current seasonal catalog
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Customer Order Forms
      • Customer postcards
And as an added bonus you get some extras with your first workshop (or workshop sized order):
First Workshop Perks
  • When you place your first workshop order of at least $150 within 30 days of her start date, you can:
  • choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalog (redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December).*
  • receive 30% instant income on your first order and any eligible hostess benefits if you host your own event.
  • jump into her new role as a demonstrator and start building up you stamping supplies.

See!  It's a perfect time to join or re-join!  Wether you're down the street, across town, or across the country I'm here for you!  If you're local you can come to monthly team meetings and if you're not local I provide virtual support.  Heck, we can even skype and "stamp" together!!!!  :-)  Feel free to contact me should you have any questions!  Prefer to chat in person or via Skype?  No problem, just let me know!

Don't miss out on this perfect time to join!  There are all sorts of fun things going on for the holidays!  I'd love to help you share what we love and love what we do!!!!

Happy stamping...and joining ;-)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hi stampers and happy World Card Making Day!  Make sure to make a card today and send it to someone!  Everyone loves some happy mail so I'm deeming Monday World Card Sending Day :-)  Here at my house instead of cards we'll be making Halloween banners and hopefully I'll be making some cards after my class.  Hopefully because I'm exhausted.  The dog didn't let me get much sleep while I was at my mom's the other night and then I guess I got used to sleeping alone because the Mr. has been in Budapest all week.  I knew it wouldn't be a good night when I went to bed and found him all the way over on my side, ha!!!!

Anyway, I should have planned better and had a card class today but I guess I forgot about WCMD!  Don't forget you can get my exclusive class for FREE online by purchasing the supplies through my online store!

You can find the details HERE!

And now for a LOT MORE stuff!  In honor of the "holiday" I'm going into blogging/sharing overdrive because who doesn't love to look at pretty stuff, right?  And because I'm home and it doesn't take 10 minutes to upload each picture like at the farm, hooray!  First up is a card with one of my all-time favorite sketches!  I think maybe it was a retrosketch but I can't remember.  I'm sure it will look familiar...I use it a lot!
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Oh hello
Paper:  Very vanilla, pear pizzazz, afternoon picnic DSP
Ink:  Perfect plum
Accessories:  Subtles candy dots, pear pizzazz taffeta ribbon, very vintage designer buttons, linen thread

I feel a fall version coming on soon ;-)

Next, how about some happy?  I LOVE this stamp as you know and I pretty much love everything about this card!  It's a great way to use the acetate sheet from the DSP too!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Yippie skippie, mosaic madness
Paper:  Whisper white, bermuda bay, summer starfruit, strawberry slush, quatrefancy, in color 2013-2015 DSP stack
Ink:  Bermuda bay, strawberry slush
Accessories:  Chalk talk framelits, large rhinestones, bright candy dots

And now, how about a little bonus in the form of another convention display project?  Yes, I still have lots of those left to share!!!  If you're wondering why all of my display cards are on a little easel it's because they are only card fronts and not whole cards so they don't stand up :-)

And finally SU released yet another nifty product yesterday and I didn't get to share it with the Fab Friday post and being busy with my mom and going to pick up the world traveler and all!  The new Pop & Place kit is a super quick and easy way to add a handmade touch to all your Christmas gifts!  Even if you're not a cardmaker or scrapbooker you can still get crafty with this kit!

There are a couple of options offered in bundles so make sure to check those out.  You can get everything you need including a clear block and ink spot in the "big kit".  You can get everything separate as well or just the stamp set and tag booklet.  You can find it all in my store HERE!  Make sure it says Mindy Bingamon on the top right hand side, ok? :-)

Here are your options:
134975Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book$9.95
134623Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set$13.95
135921Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle includes
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book 
  • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
135290Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle includes
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book 
  • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Clear Block C 

The stamp set is adorable all on it's own!

And so are the die cut pop-out tags (in a cute little book)!

Even if you don't think you're creative or crafty you can make these tags!  Your packages will look so festive!  Not to mention all the other things you could make with this kit!  Watch for a class as well!  Please contact me should you have any questions or like me to put in an order for you!

Ok, I think that's it!  Sorry for the overload but hey, it's a "holiday" right? :-)

Happy stamping!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fab Friday 28

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday and a happy Friday it is indeed!  I'm blogging again from my favorite place in the whole world, my mom's farm and even more exciting I get to see my hubby who's been in Budapest all week (which is why I'm hanging out at the farm).  Me and my mom have had fun at both my house and hers but I'll be happy to see Mr. Bada-Bing!  I'm guessing we won't be doing much this weekend secondary to the jet lag....lots of stamp time, right????

Along with all this excitement is a new Fab Friday challenge!  This week has great colors for both Halloween and fall.

Doesn't feel much like fall here though at 80+ degrees!  I know I'll be eating my words all too soon but I do wish it was a bit cooler.  I have leggings and boots and sweaters and scarves I'd like to wear!!!!!  And I much prefer to run in cooler weather!!!!

Anyway, here's my card!  I hadn't dug my spider web folder out all season yet so I got it out and did a little sponging with white craft ink to make it a little spooky!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Tags 4 you
Paper:  Whisper white, basic black, old olive, rich razzleberry, tangerine tango
Ink:  Basic black, craft white
Accessories: Scallop circle and label bracket punch, neutrals glimmer brads, spider web embossing folder

I kind of wish I'd added more sparkle with some glitter or something but oh head on over and see what the rest of the team came up with and play along!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thank You Thursday

Hi stampers!  Well it may not be the weekend YET but I have some exciting news to get you through your Thursday!  Every Thursday in October Stampin' Up will be offering an item for a ONE day sale to say thank you for making their blog a success.  Have you checked it out?  It's pretty cool!  They post fun pins from Pinterest (they made my year by pinning a card of yours truly!) and feature lots of neat projects!  You can find the blog HERE.  Just make sure to mark me as your demonstrator if you order!  The post about the washi tape has a cute Halloween treat!

And it just so happens I have a little project featuring washi tape to share today!  These were super easy to put together if you're short on time and need a card real quick like I did!  Seriously, these took minutes!  And you don't even need the little "extras" I stamped on them with the splatters and diamond design!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  A dozen thoughts, oh hello, my paper pumpkin welcome kit
Paper:  Whisper white, smokey slate, daffodil delight
Ink:  Smokey slate, melon mambo
Accessories:  Gingham garden and epic day this & that washi tape

These are great cards since they are flat and mailable and I wanted to show a "manly" version and a girly version.  The a dozen thoughts stamp set is a great one as it has sentiments for about any occasion!    If you're new to stamping or don't have a large budget this set and some washi tape is a GREAT way to get started as you can do a million things with them!

Now, you can get these two washi tapes plus the witches brew set for only $3.71 each for TODAY only  and while supplies last!  That's over a dollar off!  If you'd like to order as part of my workshop use the hostess code AVXFHNK3 when ordering!  Your name will go in the hat and you could win a FREE 2013-2015 in color ink pad of your choice!

Happy stamping!


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