Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Online Extravaganza has been EXTENDED!

Stampin' Up's Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza has been extended thru tonight!  You still have time to save 10% on almost anything from the Annual catalog.

And an extra incentive to shop today: Any orders placed today will receive a $5 coupon to spend in December!  Only requirement is you have to use this hostess code link:  

So, pull out your current annual catalog or go online to my store:

 and shop in the Merry & Bright sale.  Contact me if you need a catalog.

Only 74 things in the annual catalog are not included.  Nothing in the August to December mini catalog is included.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

World Card Making Day is Saturday! - contact me to plan a card making session

 World Card Making Day is this Saturday!  Oct. 3rd, 2020.  But in these crazy times, not sure how to go about scheduling a card making session.  Would love to stamp with you and help you to make some needed birthday, anniversary, thank you or thinking of you cards.  Please contact me to schedule a session either virtually or in person at a location of your choice.

Here is a video from Stampin' Up with some awesome cards to make:

Please let me know which of these cards is your favorite and if you would make modifications to one or all of them, let me know that too.  
Another way to do the thank you one is to use the Stamparatus.  It's a great tool for placement of stamps and repeating placements to make multiple cards the same.

Contact me to schedule your session or to place an order to have your own supplies.

Creatively yours,
Tracey Gouraud - Your independent Stampin' Up demonstrator
text messages: (512) 845-6229 - please let me know who you are
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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Craft kits for sale - subscribe


Here's a preview of the kit for September.  But if you're not sure if you want to subscribe, I have 3 extra kits from previous months for sale.  $22 each.  Everything included in the box to create the projects they designed or you can use the stamp set, ink spot(s) and supplies to design your own projects. 

In these crazy times, it's nice to be able to have something creative to do and then to share it with others.  Purchase one or more of these kits and then sit down to make the projects by yourself or with family.  Then share them with family not close by or with service personnel you interact with.  Let them know you appreciate them.

Would you like to have a hard copy of the catalogs?  It's easier to see the inspiration projects in them to inspire your creativity if you have your own copy.  Contact me for a free annual catalog and a August to December mini catalog.  I also have old retired catalogs with lots of inspiring projects.

Craftily and colorfully yours,

Tracey Gouraud - Your independent Stampin' Up demonstrator

(512) 845-6229 (by text only so you can tell me who you are)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Let's Celebrate the World's Greatest heroes!

Here's a great way to do that and the cost is $22 for the kit.

If you subscribe to this kit and would like to purchase a June kit and/or July kit, I have one each of them up for grabs. The first one who let's me know they want one or both of them and has subscribed to the August kit, may purchase these kits for $22 each.  I'll deliver to your front porch.

We can do a virtual session where we work on putting these kits together.  If you want to have a couple of friends join us, I can do that too.  Let's do some great art therapy and get some good feelings going to share some sunshine and celebrations around!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Happy Fourth of July - Let's get to scrapbooking!

Ways to remember different events in our lives, this form of memory keeping is a way for many generations to enjoy these memories.  It helps if you remember to journal them and put dates and names on them.  The first one is from the time before we were married, and second one is from an early stage in our marriage when we had 2 young sons who enjoyed Disneyland.  Now looking back at these scrapbook pages, I can enjoy where I was and where I've been and maybe where we're going.

For those who don't want to make cards or 3D giftables, this paper crafting project can be very satisfying and using our wonderful cardstock, inks and designer/patterned papers are great for doing this.  Now is a great time to get your supplies for scrapbooking from my website.  For every $50 worth of supplies (before shipping and tax) order, you earn a $5 coupon to spend next month.

Another way to scrapbook is to use a lunchbag folded in half and decorated with patterned papers and sentiments and pictures.  You get little pockets to stow keepsakes in.  It can be closed by ribbons to tie it shut.  This is a great project for kids to do.  Each of these lunch bags can be attached to many others to make a thicker scrapbook.

We can do these projects as a workshop together in person or virtually.  Contact me to schedule a workshop or for help in ordering scrapbooking supplies.

Scrapily yours,
Tracey Gouraud - Your Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
(512) 845-6229 - Text message first so i know who you are

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Bonus Days are back - and you could earn an extra one.

Hi y'all,
Bonus days are back and now is the time to earn them!  For every $50 order (before shipping and tax) you spend thru my website during July, you'll earn a Bonus coupon code that will be emailed to you.  This code will be able to be used in August for $5 off an order.  Also, for every order qualifying order, you'll earn a chance at an extra Bonus Coupon code from me.  I'll place the names of each order that qualifies in a drawing for the extra one I have.  I'll do the drawing on the evening of July 31 and email the winner on August 1.  

Now, on to another matter, if you meant to order the June Paper Pumpkin kit, but time got away from you, I have an extra kit that I will sell to the first person who asks for it.  Cost is $22.

I know things have been busy lately, but if you read my last blog post from June 29th and haven't done the challenge, now is the time.  Take the challenge and send me a pic of your finished card.  For anyone who finishes the challenge, I'll give you a grab bag of Stampin' Up supplies.

Now let's get creative and stampin',

Tracey Gouraud

Monday, June 29, 2020

Mystery Stamping Challenge -- Are you Ready?

Here’s a Challenge:
   Let's get back to being creative and stamping.
   Let's make a card and you won't know till you're finished what it's going to look like.

Clue 1:
What to have ready:
       ½ sheet Whisper White CS
       Scrap piece of paper 3” x 8.5”
       Black, pink and purple ink pads
       Water color pencils
       A stamp set that can create a small scene
       2 separate stamps that are outlines and smallish
              (think a small butterfly & a swirl as suggestions)
       A sentiment stamp
       A handheld hole punch
       A piece of ribbon 2-3” long
Say or Comment "Clue 1 done"

clue 2
1)       Fold Whisper White CS in half.
2)    Place scrap of paper diagonally over front of card front covering from left top corner to right bottom corner.
3)    Using pink ink pad and either sponge or dauber, and circular motions, apply to both exposed corners on Whisper White CS.
4)    Place scrap of paper diagonally over front of card front covering from right top corner to left bottom corner.
5)     Using Purple ink pad and sponge or dauber, and circular motions apply to both exposed corners on Whisper White CS.
6)    Say or comment “Clue 2 done”

clue 3
1)       Leaving scrap paper in place, using pink ink pad, and small stamp, apply randomly to both exposed corners. Some images can be partial on CS due to scrap paper.
2)     Rotate scrap paper back to other diagonal exposing other corners. Use purple ink pad and other small stamp, apply randomly to both exposed corners.
3)    Say or comment “Clue 3 done”

clue 4
1)       Remove scrap paper.
2)    Using Black ink and scene stamp, stamp scene in center blank area on Whisper White CS. Depending on scene stamp(s) you chose, you may need to only ink part of it.
3)    Using sentiment stamp and either pink or purple ink, stamp sentiment in appropriate place.
4)    Using water color pencils, color in scene.
5)     Say or comment “Clue 4 done”