Happy Holidays Drawing: A Chance To Win Prizes with Every $25.00 Purchase

Announcing a Special Happy Holidays Drawing for my customers

Starting November 20th, 2016 you have the chance to win prizes with every $25.00 spent with me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

It is my FIRST ever HAPPY HOLIDAYS Drawing!

Every $25.00 spent (before tax/shipping) with me as your demonstrator
between November 20th & December 31st will earn a ticket/entry into a drawing for a basket (ok, it is really a cardboard box) of Stampin’ Up! items from my stash. All brand new products.

Note: This is my personal promotion/contest to celebrate the holidays.

$25.00 increments must be earned in the same purchase (Example: $43.00 on one purchase order and $57.oo spent on another order at another time will earn 3 tickets/entries in the drawing not the cumulative $100 or 4 entries-One for the $43.00 purchase and 2 for the $57.00)

The winner is guaranteed that AT LEAST: one current hostess set (my choice) & 1 new ink pad (my choice) will be included.

  • Every 4 entries in the drawing overall adds another product to the basket. What the basket will eventually hold will be a surprise.
  • It may hold additional current or retired product, inks, paper, stamps, embellishments or samplers.
  • I doubt anyone would be disappointed by the products I have to put in the box
  • That means All Sales over the next month+ drive how large or small it will be.
  • Drawing for the winner will be held January 1st using Random.org and items will ship out from me or be hand delivered (to a local winner) by January 7, 2017. If shipped, I will cover shipping fees and use the method which works best for me.  Please allow contact information when you order so that I have your address if you are the winner.
  • All online, in person or phone in orders with me chosen as your demonstrator will be included and counted to drive up product winnings (my personal orders don’t count-lol!). Stampin’ Up! provides a list of all customers who choose me as their demonstrator, so you do not need to contact me separately if you place an order unless you wish to do so. I MUST be chosen as your demonstrator to qualify.
  • All Entrants will get a card direct from me when I get notification of your order.  There will be an extra surprise in there!

So, get out those wish lists!

Orders can be placed through THIS LINK TO MY ONLINE SU! STORE.

Happy Holiday Shopping!

Until next time…

-Joanne

While preparing the above information to post on my personal holiday drawing, I got word that Stampin’ Up! is continuing their annual tradition of offering an Online Extravaganza (their version of Black Friday/holiday kick-off sales) November 21-28, 2016.  Why not get things at a discount during those days and still qualify for tickets/entries into my drawing with every $25.00 spent.  Win-Win!  The Online Extravaganza information follows:

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How to make guilt free Candy Apples

It is Autumn, which means it is time to make things with apples!

Apple pie, apple sauce, apple butter, apple crisp, apple dumplings, apple cider, & candy apples. Here in Pennsylvania it is that time of year when making things with apples is at its peak. Biglerville, PA even holds the National Apple Harvest Festival and is finishing its two weekend run this weekend. While I haven’t been there for years, I have many fond memories from this festival from my childhood. At the festival you could make your way thru a multitude of stalls with apple-centric crafts and eat your way thru the experience with any of the above (and then some) apple-y treats. As a young girl I would never leave the festival without some type of candied apple on a stick. Yum! For this reason, I decided to make the following card to send to a family member who would get a good laugh at the memories conjured up by this autumn greeting.

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The best part is that these apples can be enjoyed without the guilt of the calories that comes with the real thing.  Although, I think pairing these with a homemade apple treat might be nice, don’t you?

If you’d like to make this card, or just the punch art apples, read on for the details.

Instructions:

  • The Card Layers include a Soft Suede card stock (CS) base, Early Espresso layer and Early Espresso striped DSP layer (from the Neutrals DSP Stack).
  • Since chocolate drizzle seemed the most appealing, I went with Early Espresso Ink to stamp the image from Jar of Haunts onto a 1 3/4” punch circle in both Cherry Cobbler & Pear Pizzazz card stock.
  • Then I used the same color to color in the stamped image.
  • The circle was then also punched using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch’s largest circle(s) which is located close to the punch edge and allow for the 1 3/4” punched circle to be inserted so that a portion can be punched to form the ‘bump’ you may find on each apple.
  • A 2”x5/8” strip of Crumb Cake CS was inserted into the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch leg in order to get the rounded Popsicle stick look.
  • The 1/2” x 4” Soft Suede inked & embossed Brick Wall strip was made by inking the embossing folder before running thru the Big Shot machine.
  • Layered oval framelits with “sweet treats” sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set were stamped in Early Espresso Ink.
  • Whisper White Twine bows were added on each stick.
  • To finish it off, I added a glossy look to the chocolate drizzle by adding glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen to the entire chocolate drizzle area.

*Note: These will need to dry for about 24hrs, so make sure you have the space to leave them untouched for the glue to dry and take on that shiny appearance.

I set my stamp pad down on my first green apple while the glue was still sticky and didn’t notice it right away.  Once discovered, I was able to clean the glue off the ink pad, but I had to remake the apple. I got a good laugh since this triggered a memory of a time I was eating a candy apple and it slipped off the stick after only a few bites, creating a similar sticky situation & subsequent cleaning.  Isn’t it interesting how things can  bring back memories?   I hope this card brings back some good, and fun times for the recipient.

I hope you have a go at making some of these no-calorie, guilt free candy apples.

If you need any of the wonderful Stampin’ Up! products to make this or any other item, I’d love to be your demonstrator. You can shop with me by clicking HERE. Any order before October, 28, 2016 using hostess code: Q6HTERV3 will include a handmade card sample (my choice) sent directly from me as a thank you.

Until next time…

-Joanne