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Friday, July 25, 2014

VC-Rocks July Blog Hop–Fancy Folds and 3D projects

I am a last minute addition to the July blog hop and am so glad to be part of it!

My project is a jar to hold my washi tape. The jar came from the Dollar Spot at Target (pronounced Tar Jay in my world, lol). I made it a 3D Stampin' Up! project by making some cute circle flowers that my Facebook Friend Krystal Z shared with me.


To make the flowers, I used my SU 2 1/2” circle punch, and cut a spiral into the circle ending in the center. Then, beginning at the center, I rolled the flower fairly tightly onto a quarter of a Jumbo Sticky round. I cut skinnier pie shaped pieces of the Jumbo Sticky round for the leaves, which were created by cutting one inch pieces of Pear Pizzazz  Cotton Ribbon and folding them in half in a V shape. I layered them from tip to base of the leaf shape.  You can see a leaf on either side of the bow I made.


The bow was made of a piece about 18 inches of the Pear Pizzazz ribbon that I curved back and forth, and then tied in the center with another length of ribbon to drape down the side of the jar. Finally, I used my new Blendabilities pens in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive to color some of my Jewels Basic Pearls and Jewels Basic Pearls Large. I placed some of the yellow ones in the center of the roses as shown well in the above picture, and scattered the rest of the yellow and green pearls around the lid to fill in spots. The paper used for the roses was from the Confetti Celebrations DSP (remember all DSP EXCEPT the Specialty DSP is on sale – buy 3 get 1 free).

I filled it up with my current collection of SU Washi (memo to self – ***NEED MORE WASHI***), and now it is sitting on my table, looking adorable! My oldest daughter walked in this morning to drop off the baby for me to keep for a bit and zeroed in on it with a compliment so I think it was a success!

Happy creating, and please come back and visit my blog from time to time!

*Ü* Nanc ><>
Stampin' Up!:  -
2014 Goal: 52 pages - 10 pages, 5 sketches, a bunch of cards made

Monday, April 21, 2014

Free shipping, chance to win $50 GC from me and RETIRING LISTS!!!!!

First - Congratulations to all my club members - first - our order was placed on April 17 which is probably the earliest I've had all the orders in with absolutely NO nagging on my part - GO CLUB!!!!!!!!! and second - because you all have your name in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate - see below+++...

Retiring lists are out - These items are available ONLY while supplies last - you may email me your order, or, what would probably be the fastest - order online at - click on SHOP NOW. See retired lists here:

Also reminding you that I WILL break $100,000 in career-long sales this month. Want to get in on the drawing for $50 in free product? Even though I already know that I have hit the mark, I'm keeping my word that ANYONE placing an order in the month in which I hit the $100,000 mark will have their name placed in a drawing for a $50 SU gift certificate from me (must be used within 6 months, please - so by end of October!). If you place multiple orders, your name goes in for each. +++Hostess club ladies - your name is already in the pot. Those of you who are also Paper Pumpkin subscribers have a second chance... any of you ordering retiring items before the last of April get your name in the pot a second (or third time) for club members - for non-club members, it will get your name in the pot...


To sweeten the deal, SU is giving *you* FREE SHIPPING on EVERYTHING through this Friday, April 25 (Free shipping valid on orders placed April 21 through April 25!).

Order up! Get in on the party!!!!

*Ü* Nanc ><>

Stampin' Up!:


Scrapbook kits here:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

31 Gifts presents: A FLASH SALE!!!!!

I <3 a good flash sale, but really, not much is better than a Thirty-one Gifts FLASH SALE!!!!!
This flash sale begins MARCH 16 (Sunday) and goes through March 22! 50% off select classic prints!
You know, like a CINDY PURSE for only $35!!?!?!?!?! Keep it Caddy and Mini utility Bins (in select prints) for only $11??!?!!? There are bunches of bargains here… and on top of these bargains, these items count toward the March special, which is: Spend $35 (retail) and get 50% off your choice of one of these five totes:
Retro Metro Fold-over
Easy Breezy Tote
Euro Straw Tote
Cindy Tote
Inside-out Tote

As if that were not enough, if you host a $600 party in March, you can get one of these returning hostess specials FREE:
Party Thermal in Best Buds OR Island Damask oR the Room to Grow Utility Bin in Big Dot OR Brown Woodblock Floral
(You may also get one of these four items for only $15 just by hosting a $200 – $599 party this month. A party is simply a retail order of $200 or more by you or you and friends – either a catalog order, a Party on the Go where you borrow a few samples from me to show your friends/workmates, OR I can come show you and/or friends some samples, including fabric swatches of many of our styles so you CAN handle the merchandise before you buy!)
Just email me to get the ball rolling, or go to my Thirty-one website to order. Remember, the special Flash Sale starts SUNDAY MARCH 16, but you can start building your order on paper before then, or email me with your order and I can send you a paypal invoice and enter your order for you. If you order $200 or more, you get Hostess perks on top of specials and FLASH sale! WHOO HOO! This is a great opportunity! Becoming  a 31 Consultant is also a great opportunity! Now is your time to start!
Email me now to get started!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Even MORE to Love with Stampin’ Up!’s SALE-A-BRATION! Continued ;)


Were you one of the lucky ones who got the Textured Boutique Embossing Machine last fall? Stampin’ Up! test marketed a limited number of them to see if we, the consumers, were interested in them. Evidently there was a resounding “YES!!!!!”, because the TBEM is BACK!

These little beauties are now in SU!’s signature sleek black, and they still cost only $29.95 (what else has not gone up in a year’s time?!?). A limited number of these are available NOW here. If you miss it now, never fear, it will be back in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog! You use this wonderful little machine to emboss cardstock, designer paper, our foils or vellum into fantastic texture for your creations! Please note – the TBEM does NOT do die cuts/framelits. This machine has a small footprint, so it won’t take up a lot of room, and when you want to do a bit of embossing with those fun new folders in the Occasions Catalog (page 22, 26 and 32, for example) – it is easier to haul to your table than the Big Shot (which is your cool tool for die-cutting!).

In other SU! News, there are some great card kits in the Occasions Catalog – Watercolor Wonder on page 22, Happenings on page 31 – but there is also the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit Item 134998 (all the supplies for 20 super cards!)


In addition to these, there is a line of fantastic Valentine products that were introduced in December and were slated to go away last Monday – but now, they have been extended until February 14! Not only *just in time for Valentine’s Day*, but you can earn SALE-A-BRATION rewards on these items!

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Weekly Deal

As if all of those items weren’t incredible enough, Stampin’ Up! offers huge discounts on select items each week.  Discounts = WHOO HOO in my house!  That is one great way to get more bang for your buck – but – in case you want more – here is one last way to get more…


You can ring up lots of SAB rewards just for engaging in a little retail therapy, but there are even more Sale-a-Bration rewards when you host a party.  If you host a workshop or place an order (either one works :) that retail totals $300 or more, you will earn an additional $30 in hostess rewards.  If you live in the Greater Houston/Cypress/Waller/College Station area and would like for me to do a totally hands-on workshop for you and some friends – whether scrapbooking, digital scrapbooking, cards, or some combination thereof, please contact me today and let’s set a date on my calendar – remember – I can schedule on weekdays, evenings or weekends now!  If you would like for me to help you coordinate a virtual workshop with a Hostess Code (for example if you have friends who don’t live close or don’t have time to come to a 2 hour class, or with whom you want to combine orders so that you can earn rewards), please contact me today.



CLICK HERE to order Stampin’ Up! products 24/7.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Even MORE to Love with Stampin’ Up!’s SALE-A-BRATION!

There is so much to love with SU right now, one post cannot contain all the fun!
Sale-a-bration (also known as SAB) has kicked off! For the uninitiated, during SAB (now through March 31), for every $50 (retail, before tax and shipping) you spend, you may select one of the free items on pages 11-17 of the SAB catalog.

There is even MORE fun to be had for those who host a workshop, class, virtual workshop (by sharing your personally generated Hostess Code with all your friends – you get that from me :) or just place a personal order – if the retail total is $300 or more you will get an additional $30 in Hostess Dollars* to spend on *anything* in the current catalogs. What is not to love about that???
[*For example, a $300 workshop order earns $50 in Hostess Dollars normally, but during this SAB period – it would be $80!]

Need more fun than that? How about joining my team, “I Fancy, ink”? For $99 you usually get $125 in product that YOU tailor to your tastes, with free shipping, and the right to represent SU as a demonstrator… hobby, business, just for personal use – or anywhere in between. I am an experienced upline, and stand ready to help you build your business to the level YOU want. But WAIT, there’s MORE!!!!! (I’ve been wanting to say that!)

During this SAB, you will receive MORE free product with your starter kit when you join my team! That’s right – instead of a $125 value, the starter kit during SAB (through March 31, 2014) is valued at $150… and being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator gets you a 20% discount on your purchases and resources online to help you build your business… and me, of course, as your upline! You can get more information and sign up online HERE. Also, in case you don’t know, I can support you in not one, but two languages!
Si necesita mas información, mándeme un correo electrónico a Mi español escrito no está perfecto, pero es adecuado para comunicar . Smile

EMAIL me  at for more information, to order, or to get together with some friends for a class to make scrapbook layouts, cards, gift items, décor and MORE! Check back tomorrow for more SU! And Thirty-one gifts information – there’s a whole lot of fun goin’ on!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

PAPER PUMPKIN–and other BIG fun from Stampin’ Up!

When Paper Pumpkin first came out, I signed up for it immediately, and gave it the good old college try…. I soon became disillusioned though, and vacillated between pausing my subscription and cancelling it altogether! I just didn’t feel that I was getting my money’s worth – and if I didn’t, how could I in good conscience really market it to you, my dear customers and friends!

Well – once again, Stampin’ Up! ***listens*** to us! At Leadership, SU! announced that they are working on pumping up the volume, as it were, of the Paper Pumpkin. I saw one Demo who was at Leadership say he say the sneak peek of the next couple of PPs and immediately went back and renewed his sub to it!
SO…. I would most humbly and sincerely ask if you would please consider giving My Paper Pumpkin a try. All you have to do is sign up at and if you would, please, select me as your demonstrator: Nancy Keithley, Waller TX 77484. You won’t be disappointed – you’ll even get a free set of 2012-2014 In Color Markers if you sign up by February 10! (And of course, if you sign up by tomorrow, I’ll get some extra goodies from SU, so yeah, if you would I’d LOVE it!!!!)

The picture above takes you to where you can sign up. After entering your address and other info, AND your credit card information, click on the I HAVE A DEMONSTRATOR button, and *please* put in my name, city and zip - again, Nancy Keithley, Waller TX, 77484.

In other news, SU has the great Occasions Catalog out – and beginning JANUARY 28, SALE-A-BRATION begins (CUE cheering and applause!!!) – for every $50 you spend (retail – before shipping and tax), you may select one of the very cool SAB items from the SAB catalog! If you don’t have one and would like one (Occasions and/or SAB catalogs), please email me.

Information on additional current promotions may be found HERE. In addition to the Paper Pumpkin and Sale-a-bration, there is a  CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ and some cute VALENTINE specials that you just have to check out!

Thank you for looking and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for only $25 - with my help :) PLUS - enhanced online shopping 24/7!

Sign up NOW for only $25!
Here are the details:
 The $25 Starter Kit includes the following:
  • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
  • Business pack which includes
    • A box of annual catalogs
    • A package of the current seasonal catalog
    • Getting Started DVD
    • Customer Order Forms
    • Customer postcards
Not to mention:
    • discounts on all your purchases
    • resources to help you be successful (including *me*!!!)
    • fun stamping with your friends
    • that bit of extra income that enables you to do that bit of extra for your family, or yourself!

SECOND big thing:
Stampin' Up! has updated your on-line shopping experience. Go to my Stampin' Up! website ANY time to order 24/7/365!  Go to: and click on SHOP NOW!

Here are the new benefits:
  • Now you can save your shopping bag contents and return to complete the order later when the kids are in bed!
  • Now when you add items to your shopping bag you have a choice - go straight to the bag and check out OR keep on shopping!
  • Now a progress bar will guide you through the ordering process.
  • Now additional product images are bigger and easier to view.
  • Now you can sort merchandise based on newest or oldest--a real plus when you want to see the latest MDS downloads.
  • Now items on sale are clearly marked without having to add them to your bag (as shown below). You can also sort products by the sales price (instead of according to the original price).

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now before the $25 promotion is over! Still on the fence? Go to my website, shop a bit... and enjoy the new look!!! and click on SHOP NOW!