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
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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

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Why limit Black Friday to one day?! Shop for those crafty people online and save!

November 23–24
  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape
  • Ordering Deadlines

November 25–26
  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits
  • Ordering Deadlines
    • Phone: November 26, 6:50 PM (MT) 1-800-STAMPUP
    • Online: November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)
    • REMEMBER to use the November hostess code: TF2JTGEX

November 27–28
  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases
  • Ordering Deadlines
    • Phone: November 28, 6:50 PM (MT) 1-800-STAMPUP
    • Online: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)
    • REMEMBER to use the November hostess code: TF2JTGEX

     And there's more!  For your musical and charity self you can get a wonderful crafting song and your purchase helps fund Autism research!  This is a charity that is important to me.  So please consider making it part of your purchase plan this year.

We are all part of the #sudifferencemaker community! And with our new Making a Difference program, we are creating more opportunities than ever before to do good.
This year, our employee Heart of Stampin’ Up! recipient, Rett Christensen, proposed making our event theme songs available for purchase and donating the proceeds to Autism organizations. Having a son with Autism, Rett understands how important it is to support the community.
So thanks to Rett, you can own a piece of Stampin’ Up! history and make a difference in the lives of those with Autism at the same time!
Dates: November 13–December 31, 2018
Two options:
  1. Complete Collection of Stampin’ Up! Theme Songs
    • $15.00 USD
  2. Single Love, Live & Share It Today – 30-year anniversary song
    • $5.00 USD
Stampin’ Up! will donate 100 percent of the funds raised to the following Autism organizations:
Autism Speaks; Autism Speaks Canada; The National Autistic Society; Autism Europe; Autism New Zealand; Autism Spectrum (ASPECT); Japan Autism Society
There are NOT country specific prices for this offering. During the purchasing process, the amount will be automatically translated into what the current exchange rates are. Please note these are not eligible for commissions.
Fun fact: Rett was also a primary contributor in composing Love, Live & Share It Today (along with a group of other Stampin’ Up! employees).

Have a great Thanksgiving week!
Tracey Gouraud - Your Independent Stampin' Up demonstrator
(512) 845-6229   email:

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Holiday Catalog Inventory reminder

     Just a reminder that these items are nearing low inventory and could at any time become backordered or unorderable.  Each item has been made clickable so you can go order it directly from my store.

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These are all great items to help with your Christmas crafting.  Get them now before it's too late.  Use the November hostess code and earn a free gift from me.

While you're contemplating your holiday crafting, comment here with subject line of "Stamp a stack" and let me know what day and time you would like to make 12 Christmas cards.  I will schedule based on input received and the event will be $20 to make 3 each of 4 card designs.  Get a friend to also register and you'll both get a free gift from me.

May all your days be wonderfully crafty,