Sunday, December 30, 2018

Big Discounts and then they're gone! Just a few days left!

   The year-end Closeout is almost over!  Here are the items that are greatly discounted:

Holiday Catalog items
         page    item #     Description                                                            Retail   disc %    sale $
  •  p2     148030    CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS PUNCH BOX         $45       40            $27
  • p6      147893    All Is Bright Paper Clips                                         $7         35            $4.55
  • p10    147924    Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies                               $31        25           $23.25
  • p13    148027    Red Distressed Card Tin                                         $9.50     35           $6.17
  • p14    147843    Joy & Noel stamp set wood mount                         $27        10           $24.30
  • p14    147836    Illuminated Christmas wood mount                        $29        15           $24.65
  • p15    147855     Happiness & Cheer wood mount                           $28         10          $25.20
  • p19    147814     Garden Green Baker's Twine                                 $4           10          $3.60
  • p20    148011     Candy Cane Builder Punch                                    $18         25         $13.50
  • p22    147849     Great Joy wood mount                                           $31         15         $26.35
  • p22    147846     Great Joy clear mount                                            $23          25        $17.25
  • p22    147784      Peaceful Poinsetta wood mount                            $29         20         $23.20
  • p23    147824      So Santa wood mount                                           $31         15          $26.35
  • p24    148079      Suite Season Specialty Washi tape                       $8.50      20          $6.80
  • p31    147830      I'll Be Home wood mount                                    $27          15          $22.95
  • p37    147803      Irridescent Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments   $6            35          $3.90
  • p38    146886      Vegas Gold Shimmer paint                                   $8           50          $4
  • p38    147045      Bright Copper Shimmer paint                              $8           50           $4
  • p39    148565      Beautiful Blizzard wood mount                           $31         20           $24.80
  • p39    147902      Blizzard Thinlits dies                                           $28         15           $23.80
  • p40    147790      Cambridge Carols wood mount                           $27         15           $22.95
  • p40    147787      Cambridge Carols clear mount                            $19         25           $14.25
  • p46    147682      Mean So Much photopolymer                             $17         30           $11.90
  • p49    147896      Spider Trinkets                                                    $6            20          $4.80
  • p49    147763      Toil & Trouble 8 1/2"x11" CS                             $8.50      10          $7.65
  • p49    147531      Toil & Trouble DSP                                             $11         25          $8.25
  • p49    147914      Cauldron Framelits Dies                                      $28         20          $22.40
  • p51    148014      Spooky Bats punch                                              $18         15          $15.30
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  • p130   146327     Big Shot Embossing Mats                                   $15         30          $10.50    
  • p197   146924     Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels                              $7           10          $6.30
  • p198   146928     Share What You Love Embellishment kit           $11         50          $5.50
  • p201   147016     Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon                 $8           50          $4

This hostess code is only good thru the end of 2018, so use it now to get a FREE gift from me.  Contact me to schedule a simple stamping session with me, we'll have fun!

Crafting till the end of 2018 and beyond,
Tracey Gouraud         

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Time to make those Thank You cards!

       Time to make those thank you cards!  Now that all the presents have been unwrapped and some playing/reading/wearng has happened, you need to sit down and write some thank you notes.  But wait!  Wouldn't it be even more meaningful if those Thank You cards were ones you made?  Oh, I know what you're saying..."Tracey, I don't know how to make cards."  But my answer to you is, "I can teach you and it's very #simplestamping."  Here is one that anyone can do in 2 minutes or less!


I have the supplies, I can talk you thru the first one and you'll be cranking them out in no time.  You'll even have fun doing it!  You might even want to change one thing to make it personal from you.  You can do that!  Contact me to schedule your FREE card making session.  You won't regret it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Last Chance for Holiday catalog items!

     Last few days of the Holiday catalog and most of it is going away.  So put your order in now and some of the items are discounted.  Here's a video to see some of the items:

Click here to order.

If your order is less than $150 in products, please use the hostess code: PUGGT9VX.  You'll get a FREE gift from me!  If it's over $150, don't use the code, you'll get to choose your rewards from Stampin' Up and you'll still get a free gift from me.

If you're a local to me federal employee, and are part of the furloughed group, I would like to offer you a free stamping party or session.  Please contact me to schedule your session. It's great art therapy.  I will also send you home after with some FREE craft items.

Merry Christmas and here's to a great New Year,
Tracey Gouraud - Your independent Stampin' Up demonstrator
(512) 845-6229

Friday, December 14, 2018

Don't go out in the cold and wind! Shop on line and get a gift for the whole year!


     So, my husband just came back and said the wind is really making it hard to get around. He said it was worse on the road than in the stores! Now is the time to shop on line.  Order the Animal Expedition bundle now or any part of it and subscribe to the Paper Pumpkin.  Wrap the Animal Expedition items and put them under the tree.  Then in January, the Paper Pumpkin kit will come in the mail box and will coordinate with the Animal Expedition items.  There will be so many projects to be made with this combination.  The kit alone will be able to make valentines.   Click the link below to subscribe for your gift subscription and then return here to click on the items below to order them as a bundle in clear stamps or wood stamps.  Then the crafting fun begins.

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Don't forget the end of year retirement discounted items:
Shop here for Year End retiring and close outs before they're gone.

Please also leave a comment below to let me know what way you would like to start next year in regards to connecting with friends and family, such as sending them thank you cards or birthday and anniversary cards.

Crafting in the wild,
Tracey Gouraud - Your independent Stampin' Up demonstrator
(512) 845-6229 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A great easy to make Christmas card tutorial

     Here is a wonderful card you can make.  I can help you to make this card and show you how easy it is to make a beautiful card.  No creativity needed, Stampin' Up has plenty of ideas, you can make just the ones in the catalog and they will be yours to share. 

     Contact me to schedule a time to make this card or another one and maybe put in an order to get supplies to make more cards or projects.

     Now I'm off to do more family Christmas things.  May your week be a Merry one.

Tracey Gouraud - Your independent Stampin' Up demonstrator
(512) 845-6229 text me with your name and crafting request


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Last Chance Retirement Sale

Some of the items are greatly discounted.  Order your items now before supplies run out.

Also, remember if you're local to the Austin area, come visit my booth at the Give
Back to the World craft fair this Saturday at Lago Vista High School.  
Come help me raise money for Easter Triumph passion play.

There will be snowmen

And more handmade crafts.
You can also place your year end close out sale order.

Please leave a comment on this blog post to let me know your preference for a stamping class.
Choices are: 1) make a couple stamped projects with friends, 2) have a private stamping class, 3) stamp a stack of 12 cards for $20, 4) learn a new technique for a project.
Earn a prize for commenting.

Craftily yours,
Tracey Gouraud - Your independent Stampin' Up demonstrator
(512) 845-6229

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Happy December!

     When a new month starts we start a new hostess code.  This month the December hostess code is: PUGGT9VX. When you place an order with me that is less than $150 in product, please use the hostess code and you'll earn a free gift from me. Also starting with orders placed today, for every $50 or multiple order, you'll have your name placed in a square on my 50/50 board. Once the board is full, a number will be randomly chosen and the winner will earn a $50 order thru me.

Please join me next Saturday, December 8th at Lago Vista High School's Give Back to the World craft fair. I'll have a booth there and 5% of my proceeds will be a donation to Easter Triumph passion play. I'll have handmade crafts and a chance to stamp an item. Also a chance to earn a free stamping party for you or you and your friends.

Crafting with you,
Tracey Gouraud

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Last day! Last chance! Order Snowflake Showcase now!


After 11:50pm Mountain time, these items will no longer be available to order, so get your order in now and use the November hostess code for a free gift from me.

Also, join me on December 8th for a craft fair in Lago Vista where I'll be selling handmade craft items and offering a stamping project to make and donating a percentage of the proceeds to The Easter Triumph passion play.

Creatively yours,
Tracey Gouraud

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Last Day of Online Extravaganza! Inks & Tools! Order now for a chance to win.



Cutting tools 
Embossing folders 
Framelits and thinlits 
Ink Pads 
Ink refills 
Scoring Tools 
Stamp blocks and cases

Use hostess code: TF2JTGEX to earn free gift from me.


Last chance to order these items, so order by November 30th.

If you would like to try stamping, contact me and I'll show you how easy it is to make a wonderful item you'll be proud to give or share,
Tracey Gouraud - Your independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
text me with your name & msg (512) 845-6229

Monday, November 26, 2018

Time to WIN!

     You are crafty!  You need supplies.  We're having an online sale.  If you put in an order on my website, you'll be entered into a drawing for a coupon to be spent on my website. 


This is an example of a simple card and easy card to make with one stamp, a strip of designer paper, a piece of ribbon and 2 small embellishments.

Remember to win, you have to put in an order, thru my website, before Wednesday midnight!

Craftily yours,
Tracey Gouraud - Your independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator
(512) 845-6229

Sunday, November 25, 2018

More Black Friday! Online! Stamps and Kits!

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     New categories for 2 days!

Black Friday sale continues today with Stamp sets and kits!  The pictures above are just 4 of the items that you can get at a discount during this part of the sale.

These items and more stamps and kits are only on sale for today thru tomorrow.  Hurry before the sale items are not available for the sale.  Click here to fill your basket!

Don't forget to use the hostess code: TF2JTGEX and you'll get a free gift from me.

Creatively yours,
Tracey Gouraud - Your Stampin' Up demonstrator
(512) 845-6229
Paper Pumpkin site:
My blog:

Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday shopping without the crowds! - Stampin' Up Online Extravaganza

November 23–24

Brads and Buttons 
Cards and Envelopes 
Designer Series Paper 
Embossing material 
Specialty Paper 
Washi Tape
     I've put in my Online Extravaganza order already for this part of the sale.  Everyone who puts in an order thru my website during this sale of 6 days gets their name put into a drawing for a $5 coupon to get used by the end of the year.  Would love to give it to you.  Also use the hostess code: TF2JTGEX and get an extra gift from me.

Let's get ready to craft with a discount,

Tracey Gouraud

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Paper Crafting Blog hop continued Happy Thanksgiving!

     Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! May you have a bless ed day and as I have seen mentioned, Thanksgiving is not a day but a lifestyle.  So if you live in the USA and are celebrating Thanksgiving Day or you live in another country that doesn't celebrate; be thankful for everyone and everything.  I'm thankful for creativity and that I can share it with you and it helps me to celebrate Christ's love.  I'm also thankful for my family that I will be spending it with and the ones that are spending it elsewhere.  And the firefighters that are working today so I made them a corn casserole.

     Now I'll share the instructions for the Christmas card ornament that I shared with you yesterday.  Here is the picture of the card for reference:

  1. Cut Poppy Parade cardstock in half to get card base of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold to be 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  2. Cut Whisper White cardstock to 3" strip and using 2 3/4" stitched square die cut, die cut it.  Then cut a strip out of the rest of the strip to be 2 3/4" x 1".
  3. Cut Shaded Spruce cardstock to 3" x 3" and another to 3" x 1 1/4".

  4. Use wreath template on stamparatus for Whisper White CS stitched square size.  (I sponged the edges of the die cut template in the acrylic sheet so you could see it.)

        5. Place Poinsetta stamp at half way mark at top of white square and pick up with clear plate.    Ink with Poppy Parade ink and stamp.

          6. Rotate White CS to diamond position and ink and stamp poinsetta.

          7. Rotate White CS to next station, ink stamp and stamp.  Repeat all the way around the wreath.
          8. Use Wink of Stella pen to color berries on poinsettas.  Sponge edges of square with Shaded Spruce.  Adhere to 3" Shaded Spruce square.
          9. Stamp sentiment in Poppy Parade on 1" White CS strip. Sponge with Shaded Spruce and adhere to Shaded Spruce CS strip.
         10. Using glue dots, loop ribbon and adhere to back of 3" Shaded Spruce square at top with loop in center and ribbon hanging down the center of the square.  Leaving some ribbon showing, adhere 1 1/4" Shaded Spruce strip and cut off excess at bottom.
         11. Adhere whole ribbon object to front of Poppy Parade card base front.

TADA you've got a Christmas card that can be used as an ornament.

Hope your Thanksgiving is a great one! Please comment and follow my blog and then go eat some dessert and enjoy time with family and friends.

Remember that tomorrow is the first day of Online Extravaganza:

This year, every 2 days of the Online Extravaganza, 2 new categories of products from the annual catalog will be on sale for 10% off.  Shop early to get the items you want. Use the Hostess code: TF2JTGEX and you'll get a prize from me.  Shop online with me during this 6 days and you will be put in a drawing for a $5 coupon to be used by the end of the year.

If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If you want everything and want at least a 20% discount, click here.

If you make a version of my ornament card, please send me a picture of it. Please leave a comment if you have a question about anything on my blog.

Happy stamping,

Tracey Gouraud – Your Stampin’ Up demo

(512) 845-6229

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Christmas card becomes an ornament forever!


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     Welcome to the Paper Crafting monthly blog hop's November hop featuring December holidays.  I am glad you landed here.  If you came here from Sandra Robert's UK hop, I'm sure her post project was great.  First I hale from the wonderful state of Texas in the United States. 

     I would like to share the inspiration behind my card.   I have always loved poinsettas and I love to share Christ's love through my crafting.  That's why I love the stamp set Illuminated Christmas that has images and sentiments that share that story.  I also love the colors Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce.  I especially love the Merry Merlot and Copper ribbon.  I also wanted to use the Stamparatus to stamp a wreath of a stamp.  When I planned my first team meeting I needed to plan a make and take and wanted to use these ingredients and techniques.  I thought about having the items on the front be removable as one object so they could be used as an ornament, but then thought why not use the whole card as the ornament and then from year to year the card would be put on the tree of the recipient so they could see your handiwork and read the thoughtful messages you wrote on the inside.  I hope you're intrigued.

     Please return to my blog tomorrow to find out how to make this card.  Also, please leave a comment to tell me what you like about my card and this International blog hop.  In the meantime, please hop to the next stop, Sandy Ward, on the blog hop.  I'm sure you're going to enjoy her project too.

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Tracey Gouraud, US  < You are here
Ginger Rabesa, US

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here:  

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 If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Tracey's Rainbow team or to be your demonstrator if you live in the United States. Fill in the info on the Contact form beside this post to get the conversation started. Thanks y'all.

Creatively lovin' this Christmas season,
Tracey Gouraud – Your Stampin’ Up demo
(512) 845-6229