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Free Shipping Day - June 24, 2021

Hello Friends!

You asked and we’re delivering – for free!

It’s a FREE Shipping 24-Hour Flash Sale happening on June 24th only!

Take advantage of this opportunity to get free shipping on your orders. With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.

Spread the word – don’t let your friends miss out on this special!

Sale ends at midnight on June 24th. Visit my online store for more details and to shop and save!

Happy Stamping!
Terry

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FREE SHIPPING DAY
THUR JUNE 24

 

Last Chance Products – Some Up to 50% Off!

Last-Chance Products

Hi Friends,                                                                                                                       
Summer is here and that means it’s time to wish the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog bon voyage! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog set sail for retirement. But, it means you can get some great discounts now and we can look forward to new products coming soon! Now is the time to stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies.
What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available until June 30th or while supplies last. Retiring and sale items usually sell out quickly so don’t miss out!
When purchasing the Stampin’ Up! products used, make sure to use the Hostess Code for March – WR3HDTFQ . Use this Hostess Code when completing your on-line order of $45.00 or more (before taxes and shipping) to receive this month’s Hostess gift plus you will also receive a FREE 4 – card tutorial using Pansy Petals Stamp Set and Dies!
Do not use the Hostess Code if your on-line order is $150.00 or more (before tax and shipping). Just email me that you’ve placed your order on-line and I will send you this month’s gift, PLUS you’ll receive Hostess Dollars to purchase product out of any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs. This month’s Hostess gift is a set of two Stampin’ Blends of your color choice. If you check the “No Contact” box when placing your order, I will not have your address and won’t be able to send your gift! 
DOWNLOAD RETIRED LIST PDF
 
 
  VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS ONLINE 
STAMPS
PRETTIEST BIRTHDAY CLING STAMP SET
154497 HOT DOG PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
FLOATING & FLUTTERING PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
#154516 HEY GIRLFRIEND CLING STAMP SET
QUITE CURVY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
OVAL OCCASIONS CLING STAMP SET
#154448 A CUT ABOVE CLING STAMP SET
 #155321 WOODLAND WONDER PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
#154525 WONDERFUL AS YOU CLING STAMP SET
VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS ONLINE
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Retiring items such as; bundles, paper, embellishments, dies are only available while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait and miss out.  Some of these papers are 50% off.
154558 FINE ART FLORAL DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
154301 DANDY GARDEN MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES
154288 SAND & SEA DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS ONLINE
BUNDLE
Did you know that Bundles of stamps and punches or dies are available at a 10% discount? Here’s an important tip! If you love the coordination of stamps and tools then don’t miss saving 10%, because all bundles in the current Mini catalogs will retire and take the 10% savings with them. Some of the stamps, dies, and punches will still be available in future catalogs, but not as bundles, so the 10% savings ends. Bundles, because they include more than stamps are only available while supplies last, so you won’t want to wait to get your bundles ordered.
PRETTY PERENNIALS BUNDLE 156234
TRANQUIL THOUGHTS BUNDLE 156265
SIMPLY SUCCULENTS BUNDLE 156264
FRIENDLY FLAMINGO BUNDLE 156212
DELICATE PETALS BUNDLE 156258
SNAILED IT BUNDLE
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Handwriting Helps Brain Function-More Reasons to Send Handmade Cards!

Hello friends!
I found this article a few years ago from Two Sides North America and it gave me more reasons to make and send cards.  I usually include a hand written note or letter with my cards. Make and send cards everyday!

Handwriting Helps the Brain Function

20140331-IMG_6637Taking time to put pen to paper can actually increase your learning capability, retention and brain development according to many experts and studies on handwriting conducted over the past few years. While many schools are taking cursive requirements out of their curriculum and the majority of us compose our thoughts and work on computers through keyboards, we can’t let the practice and benefits of handwriting fall to the wayside.
“For children, handwriting is extremely important. Not how well they do it, but that they do it and practice it,” said Karin Harman James, an assistant professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University. “Typing does not do the same thing.”
William R. Klemm, D.V.M., Ph.D. agrees. In an article he wrote called “Cursive writing makes kids smarter” published on March 14, 2013 in Memory Medic, Klemm states that in the case of learning cursive writing, the brain develops functional specialization that integrates both sensation, movement control, and thinking. Brain imaging studies reveal that multiple areas of the brain become co-activated during learning of cursive writing of pseudo-letters, as opposed to typing or just visual practice.
He also believes there is spill-over benefit for thinking skills used in reading and writing. To write legible cursive, fine motor control is needed over the fingers. Students have to pay attention and think about what and how they are doing it. They have to practice.
There are also benefits to the physical aspects of the actual act of writing. Julie Deardorff wrote an article in the Tribune newspaper that outlined the benefits of gripping and moving a pen or pencil that reach beyond communication. She stated that emerging research shows that handwriting increases brain activity, hones fine motor skills and can predict a child’s academic success in ways that keyboarding can’t.
According to an article last year by reporter Chris Gayomali in The Wall Street Journal, some physicians claim that the act of writing — which engages your motor skills, memory, and more — is good cognitive exercise for baby boomers who want to keep their minds sharp as they age. And if you’re looking to pick up a new skill, a 2008 study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience found that adults had an easier time recognizing new characters — like Chinese, math symbols, or music notes — that were written by hand over characters generated by a computer.
“Handwriting aids memory. If you write yourself a list or a note — then lose it — you’re much more likely to remember what you wrote than if you just tried to memorize it,” said Occupational Therapist Katya Feder, an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa School of Rehabilitation.
According to Feder in the same Tribune article, handwriting proficiency inspires confidence. The more we practice a skill such as handwriting, the stronger the motor pathways become until the skill becomes automatic. Once it’s mastered, children can move on to focus on the subject, rather than worry about how to form letters.
Handwriting engages different brain circuits than keyboarding. The contact, direction and pressure of the pen or pencil send the brain a message. And the repetitive process of handwriting “integrates motor pathways into the brain,” said Feder. When it becomes automatic or learned, “there’s almost a groove in the pathways,” she said. The more children write, the more pathways are laid down.
So now you’ve heard what the experts say…keep writing!

 

FREE SHIPPING and Hydrangea Hill Fun Fold Birthday Card

Hi Friends,
You asked and we’re delivering – for free!

It’s a FREE Shipping 24-Hour Flash Sale happening on March 17th only!

Take advantage of this opportunity to get free shipping on your orders. With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.

Spread the word – don’t let your friends miss out on this special!

Sale ends at midnight on March 17th. Visit my online store for more details and to shop and save!

When purchasing the Stampin’ Up! products used, make sure to use the Hostess Code for March –  7RXRBRNM. Use this Hostess Code when completing your on-line order of $45.00 or more (before taxes and shipping) to receive this month’s Hostess gift plus you will also receive a FREE 4 – card tutorial using the Country Home Stamp Set!
Do not use the Hostess Code if your on-line order is $150.00 or more (before tax and shipping). Just email me that you’ve placed your order on-line and I will send you this month’s gift, PLUS you’ll receive Hostess Dollars to purchase product out of any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs. This month’s Hostess gift is a set of two Stampin’ Blends of your color choice. If you check the “No Contact” box when placing your order, I will not have your address and won’t be able to send your gift! 
Hydrangea Hill Fancy Fold Birthday Card
Handmade Birthday Fancy Fold CardCard
 
Materials:
Peaceful Moments Stamp Set
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle
Purple Posy Cardstock –  5-1/2″ x  10-3/4″;    3-1/2″ x  3-1/2″
Basic White Cardstock –  3-1/2″ x  5-1/4″;  scrap for greeting
Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper –  1 pattern for front of card cut to 3-1/2″ x  5-1/4″;  1 pattern for inside of card –  3″ x  5-1/4″;     1/2″ x  5-1/4″
Gorgeous Grape Ink;  Tasteful Labels Dies;  Highland Heather Ribbon;  Hole Punch; Rhinestone Jewels
Directions:
1.   Score and fold Purple Posy Cardstock at 3-3/4″ and 7″
Classy Cut-ups Creations Card Making Tutorials
 
 
 
 
 
2.  Adhere the largest piece of the Hydrangea Hill DSP to the left side of the opened card.  Adhere the 2nd pattern of Hydrangea Hill on the middle panel, as shown below.
3.  Stamp the greeting on the Basic White Cardstock panel in Gorgeous Grape Ink.  Adhere the Basic White Cardstock to the 3rd panel.  Add the strip of DSP on the right side of the Basic White Cardstock. Hydrangea Hill Fancy Fold Birthday Card
 
 
 
 
 
4.  Punch a hole in the left side of the first panel (The card front.)  Thread approximately 20″ of ribbon through the whole and wrap it around the card and tie a bow on the right side of the card front.Hydrangea Hill Birthday Card Tutorial
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5.  Using the die from the Tasteful Labels Die Set, cut one die-cut from the scrap of Basic White Cardstock and 2 from the Purple Posy Cardstock.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” on the white die-cut in Gorgeous Grape Ink.  Cut the 2 Purple Post Die-cuts in half – one vertically and 1 horizontally.Enlarging a label die-cut
 
 
 
 
 
 
6.  Adhere the 2 long pieces of the die-cut to the back of the Basic White greeting.
 
 
 
 
 
7.  Adhere the other two pieces as shown below.
 
 
 
 
 
8. Place the die-cut label onto the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a butterfly and rhinestones if desired.
Handmade Birthday Fancy Fold CardCard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to place your order on March 17th to get free shipping!
Terry

 

Get Them Before They’re Gone – In Colors are Retiring!

Hello Friends,
The new Stampin’ Up! 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog comes out on May 4, 2021.  That means the 2019 – 2021 In colors are retiring.  You will no longer be able to purchase anything in Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, or Purple Posy.  This includes, cardstock, ink, ink refills, markers, Blends, ribbon, and embellishments, so get yours NOW before they are sold out. They usually sell out quickly! 
Click on any of the photos below to learn more about or purchase any of the retiring colors.
When purchasing the Stampin’ Up! products used, make sure to use the Hostess Code for March –  7RXRBRNM. Use this Hostess Code when completing your on-line order of $45.00 or more (before taxes and shipping) to receive this month’s Hostess gift plus you will also receive a FREE 4 – card tutorial using the Country Home Stamp Set!
Do not use the Hostess Code if your on-line order is $150.00 or more (before tax and shipping). Just email me that you’ve placed your order on-line and I will send you this month’s gift, PLUS you’ll receive Hostess Dollars to purchase product out of any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs. This month’s Hostess gift is a package of the Pearl Basic Jewels. If you check the “No Contact” box when placing your order, I will not have your address and won’t be able to send your gift!