Thursday, June 15, 2017

Club Membership has it's perks!!

New Creatively Flourishing Clubs Starting Soon... 

After seeing the NEW 2017 Annual Catalog is your wish list really, really, really, really looooooooooong like mine? 😮 
Do you just want well, EVERYTHING? 

Joining a Host Club may be the perfect solution for you...  Let's take a look at some of the benefits listed below and see what you think...

** Plus you can choose between two options to fit your specific needs 😍

FREE current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog (value = priceless!)

• STAY ON A BUDGET – Being a club member can help you to pace yourself by building up your stamping supplies over time & staying on a budget.

VIP FACEBOOK GROUP – Enjoy the benefits of a private Facebook group designated exclusively to only current club members where I will provide additional inspiration, ideas, specials and club information exclusive to my VIP Group. 

CLUB PERKS – I provide materials & instructions for a card and project each club month ** Cant make it to club? No problem, I will send out your club materials so that you can assemble your goodies at home at your convenience

HOST REWARDS – When it is your month to be the host you are guaranteed a minimum of $15 in FREE Stamping' UP! product including an opportunity to select exclusive Host Stamp Sets. Note: Host rewards can go up as the club months party total goes up  (It just depends on orders throughout the month).  When it’s your month, feel free to invite friends to place orders so your party total can be higher.

STAMPIN' UP! PROMOTIONS – I’ll be sure you’re aware of any and all Stampin’ Up! promotions. This way we can find ways to earn you more FREE goodies during your Hostess Month.

Option#1 : Count Down To Christmas Club
       Perfect for anyone wanting to get a jump start on the Holidays so that when Christmas comes around you are not only ready, but able to intentionally enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. 

    * Club consists of 6 people who commit to a 6 month minimum $25 order ( any product you choose) starting July 2017 and running through December 2017 * 1 person is the host per month and gets minimum $15 free host rewards * will meet once a month and I will provide materials for a holiday card and 3-D project each month..

Option#2 : Flourishing Creatives Club
The Flourishing Creatives club is perfect for anyone who is looking to enjoy a creative community and budget themselves while building up their craft stash. 
*Club meets locally every other month for 6 meetings (Spend minimum of $30 per club month on any product you choose) ** Meetings will be-July/Sept/Nov/Jan/Mar/May. Each meeting month I will provide materials & instructions for a card & project. *1 person is the host per meeting month and gets a minimum $15 in free host rewards.


• ORDER – Place your Club minimum Stampin’ Up! order before shipping and tax. ((Minimum required is based on the club option you choose with a minimum of 6 club members: Option #1 $25 or Option #2 $30 )) ** Please Note: You are free to order anything you choose from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs

 HOST CODE – A specific host code will be provided on the 1st of each month and this code must be used in order for it to be credited to the monthly club order. Your order will ship directly to you unless otherwise noted.

• 6 MONTHS – Place your Stamping' UP! order once a month for 6 months. This ensures everyone in the club benefits from Stamp Club and Hostess Benefits!

• ORDER DUE DATE – All Stamp Club orders are due by the 25th of the month. You’re welcome to place your order anytime by using the specific host code; however, all club orders are due by the 25th so that the current Host doesn’t miss out on promotion benefits.

• YOUR HOST MONTH – Host will be notified as to their amount of free product earned for their month. Remember, during your host month you are free to collect/add additional orders to increase your host benefits earned.

Clubs are a lot of fun! 
So what are you waiting for?
To reserve your spot & receive a FREE Catalog: 
Fill out the Registration Form here

Thanks for stopping by and if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me 😀

Friday, June 9, 2017

STOP getting lost admiring everyone else's creativity!

Do you ever find yourself getting lost in your search of Google, Youtube or Pinterest?
You watch the videos, you pin some great cards and stuff yet end up running out of time to actually sit and make something yourself?  Well, I sure have!!! 😬

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Pinterest and the plethora of ideas that abound there. But, sometimes I find myself getting lost admiring everyone else's creativity and I kind of loose my own creative spirit. Maybe it's that whole comparison paralysis that can happen. Maybe I wasted hours searching the web (ahem, we are talking theoretically here...right?) and I no longer have the time or energy to create anything. Or maybe I start to believe that I'm not really that creative after all.....

Well, I have a great solution.... Are you up for the challenge???

I believe we all (Yes, I definitely include myself in this) need to just shut down the computer and stop looking at our phones for ideas.  (Stick with me here.... 😉) We need to simply allow ourselves to sit and actually create something. Yes, with our own hands make something. Not just admire what someone else is doing but be inspired by what they are doing to make something of our own.

I gave myself a challenge to create something using inspiration from somewhere other than the internet... So I turned off the computer and put away my phone.... And then I pulled out the NEW Stamping' UP! Annual catalog for some inspiration.  I know, you hear catalog and you think of shopping. But, the annual catalog is so much more than a catalog. It is an idea book filled with page after page of endless creative inspiration. admittedly, I myself don't seem to use this awesome idea book to it's maximum potential. Oh, but when I do.... I'm rarely (what am I saying, more like NEVER) sorry with the creativity that comes.  💖

I created this card based on the This Little Piggy card  shown in the photo that is on page 48 of the annual Stamping' UP! Catalog.  As you can see my card is completely different but I drew my inspiration from each element on the original little piggy card.  I used a different color, shape, stamp set, etc. Yet I still included every element of the original card with the exception of the stitching (I can only go so far... lol!) But I have to say I am super pleased and absolutely LOVE the way this card turned out 💕
In fact, I am so pleased with the way this card turned out and I am feeling completely inspired to create more. So I've decided to make this a regular posting to share with you each week that I will call Case the Catty Thursday 😀

What are your thoughts? Am I alone in my creative struggle? Any recommendations on a card from the catalog that I should Case next?  Please give me your thoughts in the comments below, I would love to hear from you!!

Happy Creating,
Michelle 😍

For any of the products used on the card here or for more FANTASTIC Stamping' Up! products, Shop my online store anytime 24/7 😍 here:

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Friday, June 2, 2017

First Fridays Blog Hop

Welcome Creative Friends......

It's the first Friday of the month so that means it's time for another First Friday's Blog Hop... 

This month keeping in line with the release of the NEW 2017-2018 Stamping' UP! Annual Catalog our theme is  Featuring New Products....

I don't know about you but I am totally in LOVE with the new catalog and I have got a wish list a mile long.....  Luckily as a demonstrator we get the opportunity to pre-order a selection of products before a new catalog launches so I have had the chance to play with a few new things and today I want to share with you this awesome Large Square Double Display card I created inspired by my amazing upline Dawn Griffith.. 

This card was super fun to put together and allowed me to be able to play with watercoloring using he new IN-Color Inks & my water color pencils. I just really enjoyed letting my inner artist express herself and LOVE the way this card turned out... Don't you???

Click on the photo to Shop now via my online store

Here are the Glitter Queens Joining us today. Be sure to stop by and check out the FANTASTIC ideas they have to share with you today...

Next Stop on the Hop: Dee Slater
Tracy Bradley
Dawn Griffith
You are Here: Michelle Veller

Thanks again for stopping by and happy creating,


Friday, April 7, 2017

First Friday's Blog Hop - Easter

WELCOME Creative Friends!

I'm so glad you are joining us today for our first ever, Glitter Queens First Friday's Blog Hop! A group of us are going to be getting together the First Friday of each month to share what we love with you through a SUPER FUN Blog Hop! 👏😍   Although I'm just getting started in the world of blogging they are letting me join in the fun and I am so grateful to be a part of this FABULOUS team of Stampin' UP! Demonstrators.

My Pinterest Inspiration.....
For this months Hop, we are featuring Easter themed projects and I was actually inspired after spending some time (( ok, maybe way toooooo much time 😉  )) on Pinterest searching for Easter decor ideas.  When I came across an adorable bunny wreath that someone had made, I instantly pictured the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and thought to myself that it might be a fun challenge to try to recreate the adorable bunny wreath on a card.  

Here is the card I came up with based on the bunny wreath I found

This sweet card was created using a card base of Crumb Cake Card Stock layered with a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Playful Pallette Paper Pack. The door was cut out from a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock using the window thinlit from the Hearth & Home thinlits. The door was also distressed using Crumb Cake ink prior to layering it on another piece of Crumb Cake. The adorable punch art bunny was made using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits for the head, body and tail.  The bunny ears and large bow were made using the bow builder punch.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my card today! And now it's time to hop and see what the rest of the team has created for our Easter theme this month: Click the "next" button to head on over to Dawn's blog. And if you get lost, here is a list of all the participants below: simply click on their names to visit their blogs.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

April Paper Pumpkin includes a Surprise!!!!

I absolutely love the convenience of Paper Pumpkin! 
  • Every month an all-inclusive kit arrives in my mailbox with everything ready to go 
  • for a fun project that I get to get creative with!

Check out the video below to see what the CEO of Stampin' UP! Sarah Douglas 
has to say about the upcoming Paper Pumpkin Kit......
And, as if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! 
She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! WOOT WOOT!!! 😍

In case you are wondering,  here are a few PERKS to Paper Pumpkin:
  •  The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  •  Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  •  Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  •  Trying new techniques.
  •  Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  •  Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  •  Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  •  The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  •  Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  •  The surprise factor!

If you have any questions or would like to find out more information about getting your own Paper Pumpkin box delivered right to your door, please let me know.
😊  I would love to chat with you!

Just remember, you only have until Monday 
April 10th to subscribe  Don't miss out.... Sign up today!!!!

Club Membership has it's perks!!

New Creatively Flourishing Clubs Starting Soon...  After seeing the NEW 2017 Annual Catalog is your wish list really, reall...