Category Archives: Tips

Solving the Delma of Which Colors To Use?

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We all struggle with color combos here and there.  I tend to get in a rut and use the same color combos over and over.  To bring excitement back into my color combos I will do the following google search “pinterest color palettes” and guess what, there are over 17 thousand color palettes on there for your inspiration.  Awesome right?

Say I want to do a floral card.

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I will look for a palette with flowers and colors which make me swoon.  I love the soft tones of the above palette so I pull out the Stampin’ Up! colors I have closest to the inspiration palette.  Don’t get hung up on them not being exact, the color palette is for inspiration only remember.

Now I have my colors picked out I am not overwhelmed with all the color choices I have and it’s so much easier to select the color I want to use for each element on my stamped panel, Designer Series paper and card stock layers.

I hope this post inspires you to search out a color palette that has you excited to grab your ink, stamps and paper.

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PLACE A $50 MERCHANDISE ORDER BETWEEN MAY 1, 2018 AND MAY 31, 2018 USING HOSTESS CODE TTJ3Q3AF AND RECEIVE THE ENTIRE MONTH OF TUTORIALS (AT LEAST 12) FREE OF CHARGE VIA E-MAIL.  THAT’S NOT ALL KEEP READING!

Along with all 12 of the project tutorials for the month of May, as they are created and a recap of all of them at the end of the month you will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.   **Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value from me with my customer loyalty program.

TO RECEIVE THIS OFFER PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: TTJ3Q3AF When placing your order.   $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  You will automatically qualify for the 12 free tutorials for the month plus the tokens. 

**Please note tokens expire after 24 months.

Colorful Day  Floating Flower  Watermelon Happy

The first three tutorials in the May, 2018 tutorial package.    Nine more  fun and creative tutorials to come in this month’s package.

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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Hurry, this offer ends May 10th.

Get creativity fun on your door step monthly!  CLICK HERE to learn more.

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May 1 – 31!  Want to get your hands on new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog before it begins on June 1?  Click here for a brochure of the product bundles you can order during the Share What You Love Early Release promotion!

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Thanks for stopping by. . . . .

Huge Hugs,

Paper Pumpkin Stamp Storage Solution

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Hello there,

Are you like me and love to get those Paper Pumpkin kits in the mail each month.   Well, each kit comes with an exclusive stamp set.  Here is a quick and cost effective way to store those stamp sets.  They are just to wonderful to throw in a box, why not a quick cute Project Life 6″ x 8″ album.

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My album was inspired by Connie Stewarts album and it literally only took me about 15 minutes to pull together.

You will need one album, 1 pack of pages inserts, card stock of your choice in color, I used Delightful Dijon.  Cut the card stock into 3″ x 4″ pieces for the small pockets and 6″ x 4″ for the larger pockets.  Put the card stock in the pockets, add your stamps, put them in the album, inside done!

DSC_0001_edited-2 For the outside I added an 6.5″ x 8.5″ piece of Mint Macaron Designer Series Paper, 5″ x 6″ piece of Watermelon Wonder Card stock,  one of the Paper Pumpkin logo pieces that comes in each Paper Pumpkin box you receive to the front of the album with Fast Fuse adhesive.  I also wrap a piece of Mint Macaron Ribbon around the cover and tied it in a bow.  Project done, a problem solved and it is cute besides.

Not getting Paper Pumpkin right now, check out the great half off deal on it below.

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Note:  The album with the Cherry Cobbler Spine is not available at this time.  You can use the Album with the Early Espresso spine and it would be just as adorable.

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May your day be out of this world wonderful!

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!

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Oh My, Get a Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free!

Place a $50 merchandise order between August 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all of the projects pictured below and they will keep coming until August 31st.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!
Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line.
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Please note that this Free Stamps with Tokens Rewards Program  and free tutorials offer are being offered by me, Michelle Zindorf only, and not Stampin’ Up!
If you have any questions, please let me know.

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IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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1/2 off Paper Pumpkin!

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Paper Pumpkin is one of my very favorite Stampin’ Up! products. Each month you’ll receive an orange box with darling curated projects—sometimes cards, sometimes gift packaging, sometimes both!—that you can complete in less than an hour. All supplies and instructions included.  I’m always delighted at the projects I have received each month. When that orange box shows up in my mailbox I get so excited.  🙂

I hope you’ll give Paper Pumpkin a try and enjoy this fabulous get-started special at the same time. Just go to PaperPumpkin.com and enter HALFOFF as the promo code and choose me as your demonstrator!  Thank you!

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CHECK OUT THE LATEST BATCH OF STAMPIN’ UP! WEEKLY DEALS IN MY ON-LINE STORE.  DISCOUNTED PRICES ON THIS WEEK’S DEALS END AUGUST 10TH. 

Note:  Deal prices are only good while supplies last.  Hurry and get them now!

Cleaning Your Clear Blocks Tip

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I don’t know about you, but my clear blocks get so yucky dirty.  I find myself looking through my blocks to find a nice clean one to use.  When I can no longer find a clean one I break down and clean the whole lot of them.

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Isn’t this lovely, lol.  Never fear, I have a quick tip on cleaning those nasty blocks.

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Everyday hand sanitizer cleans those blocks right up.  I get warm fuzzy feeling about this process too because it kills the germs as well, bonus!

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Just squirt some on your block and rub it around with a paper towel until your block is clean.

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There you have it, perfectly clean and 99.99% germ free.

Have the best day ever!

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!

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FREE TUTORIALS

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Want the entire month of march tutorials free (at least 12)?

Place a $50 merchandise order between March 1, 2015 and March 31, 2015 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.
 You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.  On top of that receive a free Sale-a-bration stamp set or accessory!   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!
Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line.
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Note:  Please do not select the option for no contact  when placing your order if you wish to receive the tutorials.

Shop my online store now CLICK HERE *

Please use Hostess Code:  QH2T4MXB     (Do not use if merchandise order is over $150)

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If you wish to purchase single tutorials or check out the monthly Tutorial subscription option.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Do you have a big wish list? You can join my team for only $99.00 plus tax and you can choose $125.00 worth of amazing stuff…plus…you can either choose a free project kit from the Occasions catalog OR 2 Sale-A-Bration sets.  It is an awesome time to join.

Another perk, my team members get my current tutorials for free!

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Stampin’ Up! has added FOUR new products to the Sale-A-Bration list of free gift choices.  Earn an exclusive, free Sale-A-Bration gift with every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.

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BLENDABILITIES UPDATE!  Unfortunately, there have been quality issues with the Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities Markers.  They are currently unavailable (including as a Sale-A-Bration gift) and backorders cannot be filled.  I’ll keep you posted when the problem is resolved and they are available for purchase again.  As frustrating as this is, I’m glad that Stampin’ Up! believes that quality comes first!

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 Check out the latest batch of Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals in my on-line store.  Discounted prices on this week’s deals end March 2nd.

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Stampin’ Up! Candy Dot Tip

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Hello there,

For my project yesterday I needed Basic Black Candy Dots and since I had used all of mine in my Candy Dot packages I made my own by coloring a few left over ones that were a different color with a Black Sharpie Marker.

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If you are like me you hate to waste things so this is a solution to get more out of your stash.  🙂  I tend to use Basic Black Candy Dots more than any other color and I’m always running out.  But now I won’t be.

I hope you found this little tip helpful.

Have a terrific weekend!

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!

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Time is running out! This is the last day to get all of this month’s tutorials free with purchase.

FREE TUTORIALS

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Want the entire month worth of tutorials free (at least 12)?

Place a $50 merchandise order between February 1, 2015 and February 28, 2015 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.
You will receive all of the projects pictured below.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.  On top of that receive a free Sale-a-bration stamp set or accessory!   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!
Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line.
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Note:  Please do not select the option for no contact  when placing your order if you wish to receive the tutorials.

Shop my online store now CLICK HERE *

Please use Hostess Code:  QH2T4MXB     (Do not use if merchandise order is over $150)

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If you wish to purchase single tutorials or check out the monthly Tutorial subscription option.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Do you have a big wish list? You can join my team for only $99.00 plus tax and you can choose $125.00 worth of amazing stuff…plus…you can either choose a free project kit from the Occasions catalog OR 2 Sale-A-Bration sets.  It is an awesome time to join.

Another perk, my team members get my current tutorials for free!

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Heads Up, check it out. . . .

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NEW!  Starting March 1st, Stampin’ Up! will add  four new choices to the list of FREE gifts from which to choose during Sale-A-Bration (an exclusive free gift for every $50 you spend, before shipping and tax).    Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.

FREE PRODUCT!  For every $50 in product you spend (before shipping and tax), get a Sale-A-Bration stamp set or accessory FREE.  Click to download the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and see the FREE gift choices.

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 Check out the latest batch of Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals in my on-line store.  Discounted prices on this week’s deals end March 2nd.

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Current catalogs

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Organizing Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer Stamps

Hello There,

I’ve decided to take a day and do some organizing in my office because it is OUT OF CONTROL!!

I had a stack of Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer stamp sets which currently come in a plastic wrapper when you order them.  Well, to be more organized I wanted them to be in my bookcase with the rest of my stamps.

So I did some research yesterday and found there is a printable label you can edit that fits into the clear mount Stampin’ Up! cases which are sold separately, Whoohoo!

This was invaluable info to me so, I thought I would pass it on to you.

Here is a link to the label, this is a Word Document:   CASE LABEL

To put this together, open the document, type the stamp set name in the two places and then copy the image from my online store and paste it in and print the label.

Slip your label in the font of the case and there you have it!

Clear Mount Cases, Item #119105

The label covers the front of the case and the spine.

The stamp set will show through the back of the case also.  🙂

Okay, now I need to get back to work.

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Have a fabulous day!

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!

 

 

Here are the weekly deals in my online store, remember these change every Tuesday. Come and look at the deal and place your order right away for these great, discounted products.

Please note that weekly deals will be offered while supplies last! The discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.

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Also, do to popular demand the Free Marker pack with a Paper Pumpkin membership has been extended to March 31, 2014.  Don’t miss this creative deal.

Get Me Now!

All you need is your magic wand (credit card)
to sign up. (Get it now.)

I’m the total package:

  • • I’m $19.95 (and shipping is covered). I’ll arrive monthly.
  • • I’ve got all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Projects like cards, journals, décor, and more!
  • • I’m all cut, measured, and ready—with instructions included.
  • • I’m a new and exciting surprise every month.

This is important: Please make sure to pick me, Michelle Zindorf – zipcode is 45381 as your Demonstrator.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW!

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FREE TUTORIALS

The complete card tutorials I create from February 1, 2014 through February 15, 2014 (at least 6 tutorials) will be e-mailed to my customers who place an order anytime between February 1, 2014 through February 15, 2014 free of charge.

Shown below are the tutorials I have created this period. 🙂

Note: All orders over $10 qualify for the free tutorials.

(more tutorials to come for this period)

All you need to do is place your order online using me as your demonstrator and the tutorials will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours and keep coming until February 15, 2014. 🙂 Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line. This is not the only customer perk I offer to my amazing customers, check out the free stamp set program below.

Note:  Please do not select the option for no contact when placing your order or I will not be able to send you the tutorials.  Also, please make sure that my e-mail address, mzindorf@aim.com is approved in your e-mail account so your e-mail does not reject my e-mails which contain the tutorials.  🙂

 

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Customer Free Stamp Set Program

Don’t miss out on my Customer free stamp set program. Check it out! For your order of $50 in product using me as your demonstrator you will receive one virtual token. Order $100 in product receive two virtual tokens, etc. After you have collected 10 virtual tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.

Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up. CLICK HERE TO SHOP.  My free stamp set program will be an on going program. :)

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Check out the free products that are available with a $50 purchase!

 

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Check it out!  For every $50 purchase of any of Stampin’ Up’s products  you get to choose 1 free exclusive product from the Sale-a-bration Brochure FREE.

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Want to pull some friends together and host a party, you will receive $30 additional hostess credits during Sale-a-bration with a party of $300 or more.
If you wish to hold a book party, please let me know and I will give you your very own hostess code for your friends to use and they can shop right at home online while you accumulated the hostess credits.  🙂
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Join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-bration and get $150 worth of products that you chose for $99.  That’s $50 worth of free products of your choice from any Stampin’ Up! catalog.
Have a long want list?   Sign up now to get 20% off your future orders and be a hobby demonstrator or build  your own business to earn income.
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A Glimps Into My World – Unmounted Stamp Storage

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What’s this you see?  A container full of non-Stampin’ Up unmounted stamps?  I know, I know, I know, I am a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and love, love their stamps and other products, but I have this sickness that I just cannot find a cure for, lol.    I find myself looking at and buying unmounted stamps from all kinds of places and sources.   I rarely use them and they are pretty much stashed away most of the time, but I still find myself adding to them, slowly but surely.

Now for the reason I made this post.  I use Innovative Stamp Creations Stamps in my workshops, they are unmounted and the images are so yummy!   I am asked at least once every trip “how do you store your unmounted stamps”.   Well, I have this container that has been around forever and ever and ever.  It has once housed my Acrylic paints, then my Cross Stitch supplies, then my watercolor supplies, then my pastel supplies, it just goes on and on.    Now, of course, it is housing my unmounted stamps.  I believe I purchased this container 20 or so years ago so I have no idea if you can still find one like it.  It is on wheels, has three stacking containers of varying heights and has a lid that I has long since been lost.  The three stacking containers have latches on them so they snap together and it is very, very sturdy.  The above photo is the unit all together and it shows how I put a letter size hanging file frame in the top container with hanging files and I keep my largest baggies in there.   If the stamps did not come in cellophane with a reference sheet I stick the stamps to a transparancy sheet and then store them in baggies and and make a reference sheet to go in the baggie with them.

Below is the middle container, no hanging files, there is enough stamps in there that they all stay upright and I store them in the packaging that they came in by vendor.

UPDATE:  One of my wonderful readers told me you can purchase this container at this link:

http://www.containerstore.com

It is called the Busy Box and retails for $39.95

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The bottom container is the shortest and is great for those small packages that just have one stamp in them.  They are also stored in the packaging that they came in. 

Note:  Every image I own is put on a reference sheet and placed in a binder for easy browsing.  🙂

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As I look at all of these great images, plus my hundreds of Stampin’ Up stamps, a voice inside me says “Mickey, there is no possible way you will live long enough to use all the images you have”.  My inner voice calls me by my nickname, lol.  

Than in the next instant that inner voice says “Mickey, let’s go shopping for more”.  I like my inner voice.  🙂

May your day today be full of excess.

Until my next post. . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

Huge Hugs,

Michelle

 dsc09393.jpgGet ready for Brayer Workshops!  I am coming to:

Columbia, Missouri

Lynchburg, Virginia

Greenwood, Indiana

Castro Valley, California

Yardley, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia)

Knox, Maine

Akron, Ohio

Broomfield, Colorado

Moore, Oklahoma

Nashville, Indiana

Portland, Michigan

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Phoenix, Arizona

Monroe, Louisiana

Jacksonville, Florida

St. Louis, Missouri

Mechanicsville, Virginia

Raleigh, North Carolina

Colleyville, Texas

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Boise area of Meridian, Idaho

Riverside, California (Southern California)

Salem, Oregon

Wheaton, Illinois

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Rockville, Maryland

North Chili, New York (near Rochester)

New Johnsonville, Tennessee

Helena, Montana

Middleburg Heights, Ohio

Venice, Florida

Here is a link to my workshop calendar where you can see all of my travel schedule and to get info on beginner and advanced Brayer workshops:  http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/workshop-calendar

Link to my Stampin’ Up website were you can order all of your must have Stampin’ Up products from me 24-7:  http://michellezindorf.stampinup.net

Frequently asked questions answers:  http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/frequently-asked-questions/

A Glimps into my world Part V

I am in the process of moving my Stamping Space from the smallest room in the house to one of the largest.  It will be a really long process.  The new room needs emptied out, painted, new flooring, new furniture bought etc. before I move my stuff.  In the mean time I have been purchasing new organization containers and figuring out how I can scale down some of what I have accumulated prior to making the move.  No sense moving things that I no longer need.  I am making myself get rid of anything that has not been used in a years time.  Think about all of your craft treasures.  Anything you haven’t used in a years time.  Exactly!  Ouch! 

But I must be strong!  Wish me luck, please.

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Yesterday I spent the entire day weeding through my embellishments (brads, ribbon, flowers, fibers, etc ) and sorting them by color into these Forget-Me-Not Keepers from Stampin’ Up.  It looks so much nicer than my old storage.

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I also took my card-stock out of hanging files and put them in Stampin’ Up Paper Holders.  Now that brings a bit of color to my space.

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For more glimps into my little part of the world click here:  http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/category/tips/

I hope your part of the world is sane and organized today.

Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Hugs,

Michelle

Get ready for Brayer Workshops!  I am coming to:

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Fort Smith, Arkansas

Dayton, Ohio

Savannah, Georgia

Covington, Indiana

Buffalo, Minnesota

Webster, New York

New Johnsonville, Tennessee

Stoughton, Wisconsin

Castro Valley, California

Yardley, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia)

Knox, Maine

Broomfield, Colorado

Lynchburg, Virginia

Columbia, Missouri

Portland, Michigan

Here is a link to my workshop calendar where you can see all of my travel schedule and to get info on beginner and advanced Brayer workshops:  http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/workshop-calendar

Link to my Stampin’ Up website were you can order all of your must have Stampin’ Up products from me 24-7:  http://michellezindorf.stampinup.net

Here is a link to all of my tutorials:  http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/tutorials-ive-written/

Frequently asked questions answers:  http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/frequently-asked-questions/