Here's the SCOOP…

3 Days to Save

st year we introduced Pink & Black Friday, and it was SO successful, we decided to make it our annual tradition!

Each day there is a different special, and these can not be combined, so PLEASE READ carefully!

Wednesday, November 25th

*The First 25 orders OVER $25 will receive Merry Christmas? for only $5!
*You MUST add Merry Christmas to your shopping cart.
*You MUST enter coupon code MERRY5 in the coupon field at checkout.  The code will deduct $10.95 from your order total at checkout.
*Your cart must contain a total of $35.95 at checkout in order for the code to work.
*Valid on WEDNESDAY, November 25th.
*Valid on the First 25 orders OVER $25 only.

Thursday, November 26th

It’s GOBBLE, GOBBLE Thursday!  For Gobble, Gobble Thursday, the special is super simple and just plain SUPER.

Spend over $50, and not only does your order qualify for FREE US shipping, but you also get a FREE SET OF YOUR CHOICE!
That’s right, no limitations, no exclusions, just ONE FREE set for purchases over $50.

Please list THREE (3) set choices in case of sell outs.

Friday, November 27th

It’s BLACK Friday – Pink and black Friday that is! And your BLACK Friday special will help you wipe out your shopping list with a few clicks.

Friday ONLY, if you purchase three (3) $25 gift certificates ($75), you get ONE FREE!

That’s right! Buy 3 get one FREE. Perfect for all the stamping sisters on your list, plus one to hoard just for YOU!

Simply write BUY 3 GET ONE FREE in the comments section, and your $25 gift certificate will be emailed to you.

But wait…there’s MORE…it’s a BLACK FRIDAY BUNDLE!

For those that GOTTA have it ALL NOW, we are here to help.

BLACK FRIDAY BUNDLE!

Here’s what you BUY:
Add $75 of merchandise to your cart. Any products qualify.
Then add three (3) $25 gift certificates to your cart.
You should have $150 of combined products and gift certificates in your cart at checkout.

In addition to the items you purchased, here’s what you GET:

* Free US Shipping

* One (1) FREE $25 Gift Certificate

* TWO FREE sets of YOUR choice! (List 5 set choices in the comments section, along with the text BLACK FRIDAY BUNDLE)

You spend $150, you get over $225 in products!

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Here’s the SCOOP…

3 Days to Save

st year we introduced Pink & Black Friday, and it was SO successful, we decided to make it our annual tradition!

Each day there is a different special, and these can not be combined, so PLEASE READ carefully!

Wednesday, November 25th

*The First 25 orders OVER $25 will receive Merry Christmas? for only $5!
*You MUST add Merry Christmas to your shopping cart.
*You MUST enter coupon code MERRY5 in the coupon field at checkout.  The code will deduct $10.95 from your order total at checkout.
*Your cart must contain a total of $35.95 at checkout in order for the code to work.
*Valid on WEDNESDAY, November 25th.
*Valid on the First 25 orders OVER $25 only.

Thursday, November 26th

It’s GOBBLE, GOBBLE Thursday!  For Gobble, Gobble Thursday, the special is super simple and just plain SUPER.

Spend over $50, and not only does your order qualify for FREE US shipping, but you also get a FREE SET OF YOUR CHOICE!
That’s right, no limitations, no exclusions, just ONE FREE set for purchases over $50.

Please list THREE (3) set choices in case of sell outs.

Friday, November 27th

It’s BLACK Friday – Pink and black Friday that is! And your BLACK Friday special will help you wipe out your shopping list with a few clicks.

Friday ONLY, if you purchase three (3) $25 gift certificates ($75), you get ONE FREE!

That’s right! Buy 3 get one FREE. Perfect for all the stamping sisters on your list, plus one to hoard just for YOU!

Simply write BUY 3 GET ONE FREE in the comments section, and your $25 gift certificate will be emailed to you.

But wait…there’s MORE…it’s a BLACK FRIDAY BUNDLE!

For those that GOTTA have it ALL NOW, we are here to help.

BLACK FRIDAY BUNDLE!

Here’s what you BUY:
Add $75 of merchandise to your cart. Any products qualify.
Then add three (3) $25 gift certificates to your cart.
You should have $150 of combined products and gift certificates in your cart at checkout.

In addition to the items you purchased, here’s what you GET:

* Free US Shipping

* One (1) FREE $25 Gift Certificate

* TWO FREE sets of YOUR choice! (List 5 set choices in the comments section, along with the text BLACK FRIDAY BUNDLE)

You spend $150, you get over $225 in products!

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Our Black Friday Special?

Will be delivered to your inbox tomorrow night at midnight EST, if you currently receive the Brand Spankin’ News.  There are 3 full days of super fun savings, and you’ll only know about it if you receive our newsletter.

If you would like to sign up, HERE’s the link!

I hope everyone has a blessed, peaceful week in preparation for Thanksgiving!

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Birthday Girl

Happy Friday all!  This weekend we have a double header birthday party to attend, and this is the card for the baby girl turning 1!

I used my In the Background stamp on a Fossil Note Card (can you tell I {heart} these things?).  If you want to know how to get a perfect impression every time from your background stamps, I’ve done a tutorial on the HTDT? portion of my blog.

I hope she likes it!  (She’s past teething, right???)

Supplies Used:

My Balloon

Copic Markers

Brilliance Chocolate Ink

Chocolate Kiss Papers & Crystals

Ribbon from Thinking of Hoo? Kit

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The FINALISTS are….

You can hear the drum roll, can’t you?  I KNEW it!!!  I wanted to show you each of our 6 finalists, and their winning projects.  This week, these talented paper temptresses (sounds intriguing, huh?) will be competing to win the grand prize, worth OVER $450!  Cheer them on HERE!

Week 1 – Swing

Leslie R.

Week 2 – Disco

Megan L.

Week 3 – Waltz

Kelli H.

Week 4 – Hip Hop

Sara H.

Week 5 – Contemporary

Kerry J.

Week 6 – Krumping

Julie D.

Aren’t these AMAZING??????  Seriously.  There are amazing stampers and amazing LADIES in the land of MFT, and there’s always room for more!

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WELCOME BACK!

We’ve got two FABULOUS pieces of news to share.

1) All 5 Pure Innocence Sets are BACK in stock

AND

2) The MFT VIP is BACK!

We’ve had MANY requests to bring back the VIP package, to give those WTG fans a chance to have the latest in their hot little hands not one, but TWO WEEKS EARLY, for TODAY only, and in LIMITED quantity!

For December, Who’s That Girl is chillin’ (on SCS of course) while WTGuy makes sure the house is spic ‘n span…

The MFT VIP Package includes:

Maid for Who’s That Girl? The upcoming Who’s That Girl? set – $15.95

Princess Ribbon Nest – $9.95

(Contains 5 yards each of 5/8” Princess Sheer Ribbon in 5 gorgeous colors. Silver, Crème, White, Black and, of course, Princess Pink!)

Princess Pearl Collection – $15.95

(Beautiful Swarovski Pearls in 3mm White, 4mm White, 4mm Creme and 4mm Jet Black, packaged in my Adornments case. Approx 75-80 total per package.)

Please note your VIP Perks include:

VIP perk #1: You get our newest WTG? set in your hot little hands one week before anyone else even sees it!

VIP perk #2: Should you wish to purchase the One-Click Collection within the first 48 hours of the release, you may switch out your VIP WTG? set with any other set on the site by mentioning your selection in the comments section of that order.

VIP perk #3: A special offer just for YOU!

So to kick off the re-release of the VIP, how about a little Who’s That Girl Hop???  Yep, next stop on the Hop is the yummalicious AMY SHEFFER, who’s work will knock your socks off!

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Be the first to know…

Hi all!  I am back from Kansas, and had a WONDERFUL time, with the most amazing Ladies ever!!!  Stamper’s Ink is a GREAT store (and the new home of Riley), seeing Alma is always a treat (she’s my BSF don’tcha know, and if you haven’t checked out her latest stuff, you are really missing something), I got to meet Megan Lock, and got to spend good quality time with Lori from SCS!

Now, for an important message from our sponsors…

If YOU want to be the FIRST to KNOW, (and who wouldn’t be, right?) then make sure you sign up TODAY for the Brand Spankin’ News!

At midnight EST tonight, we are bringing a much loved (and demanded) fan favorite back, but there are VERY few available, and it’s for ONE day only…

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Here's the Scoop…

I didn’t post the Here’s the Scoop info on my blog yesterday so here it is for all of you who don’t subscribe to the Brand Spankin’ News!

For those who do subscribe, what did you think of the new format?  I LOVE it!!!!  But, I am partial, so would like your feedback.  What did you think about the multiple pictures?  The In the Background tutorial?  The coupon at the bottom??

Yes, I know I am torturing those of you who aren’t in the “know” right now, so make sure you sign up today so you’ll receive next weeks newsletter!!!  You will NEED to be in the know then…just sayin’.

In our new format, we include helpful info in that won’t be available elsewhere, or at least not in the at-a-glance format the newsletter offers.  What?  Did you say OFFERS?  Yep!  For subscribers only… :)

You can sign up HERE!

Here are some of the important points from yesterdays Brand Spankin’ News:


SCOOP SPECIAL

With any order over $20, you can select one MINI set for $5!

  • Enter code $5MINI at checkout.
  • Brand Spankin’ New Sets, including Pure Innocence ARE NOT included as a discounted set. The new sets can be part of your purchase before the discount
  • You MUST add your MINI set to your cart
  • Your cart must contain over $20 in products BEFORE adding your MINI set
  • Offer Expires: Sunday, November 15th, 2009

FLAVOR OF THE DAY

This weeks Flavor of the Day is Seeds of Love, available through November 15th for $5!

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Here’s the Scoop…

I didn’t post the Here’s the Scoop info on my blog yesterday so here it is for all of you who don’t subscribe to the Brand Spankin’ News!

For those who do subscribe, what did you think of the new format?  I LOVE it!!!!  But, I am partial, so would like your feedback.  What did you think about the multiple pictures?  The In the Background tutorial?  The coupon at the bottom??

Yes, I know I am torturing those of you who aren’t in the “know” right now, so make sure you sign up today so you’ll receive next weeks newsletter!!!  You will NEED to be in the know then…just sayin’.

In our new format, we include helpful info in that won’t be available elsewhere, or at least not in the at-a-glance format the newsletter offers.  What?  Did you say OFFERS?  Yep!  For subscribers only… :)

You can sign up HERE!

Here are some of the important points from yesterdays Brand Spankin’ News:


SCOOP SPECIAL

With any order over $20, you can select one MINI set for $5!

  • Enter code $5MINI at checkout.
  • Brand Spankin’ New Sets, including Pure Innocence ARE NOT included as a discounted set. The new sets can be part of your purchase before the discount
  • You MUST add your MINI set to your cart
  • Your cart must contain over $20 in products BEFORE adding your MINI set
  • Offer Expires: Sunday, November 15th, 2009

FLAVOR OF THE DAY

This weeks Flavor of the Day is Seeds of Love, available through November 15th for $5!

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I gladly give honor where honor is due.

Each morning, in my inbox, I receive a little prayer for the day.  It really sets a nice tone for the day, provided I take time the time to read it!  I wanted to share this mornings story and prayer with all of you in honor of Veteran’s Day..

“Veterans’ Day”

An Arkansas teacher imparts a lesson in the value of freedom by having veterans return her students desks.

Four years ago, in September of 2005, then Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas shared this story of something a teacher did in his state.

On the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom.

When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

“Ms. Cothren, where’re our desks?”

She replied, “You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.”

They thought, “Well, maybe it’s our grades.”

“’No,” she said.

“Maybe it’s our behavior.”

She told them, “No, it’s not even your behavior.”

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.

By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms. Cothren’s classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, “Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he/she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.”

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it.

Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk.

The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

Martha said, “You didn’t earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it’s up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don’t ever forget it.”

Teacher Martha Cothren is the daughter over World War II POW and regularly has veterans visit her classroom. She often uses less typical methods of imparting knowledge to her young students. Part and parcel of what she teaches is an appreciation for the members of the armed services.

Her students now have sent numerous care packages to US personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also write letters to soldiers, sending off over 4000 letters since this event.

In 2006, the Veterans of Foreign Wars gave her the honor of naming her Teacher of the Year.

Please consider passing this along so others won’t forget that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by U. S. Veterans.

POSITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY: Dear God, protect and be with every soldier and their families. Keep them out of harm’s way. Make every effort to bring peace to the world.

Have a wonderful, safe day, and send a silent (or loud) thanks and wish for safety to all those away from their families in service of our country.

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