Monday, February 08, 2016

Marvelous Monday Giveaway & Winner

Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I had a great time with my BFF.  Today I am working on my Going Global class, my video for tomorrow and my swaps.  It's going to be a busy one!  

Are you all ready for today's giveaway?  



To Enter:  (3 different ways!)

*Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would make with this stamp set!

*Follow me on Instagram @robynstamps

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Last Week's Winner

Marie LeMond!


Congratulations Marie!

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Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration Product of the Week!
Sky is the Limit FREE Stamp Set!

What do you think of when you see an airplane? Travel? Adventure? Well, Sale-A-Bration’s Sky Is the Limit Stamp Set offers that and more. The rustic plane image and versatile greetings lend themselves to all kinds of life milestones from babies to birthdays. Get creative and see where this stamp set takes you—the sky is the limit!
This limited-time stamp set is only available as part of our Sale-A-Bration event—and its availability is only guaranteed through February 15. So don’t wait earn yours FREE today by ordering HERE!  
I will see you all back here for tomorrow's video tutorial!!

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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Spiritual Thought Sunday

Hi Everyone!

I have so many thoughts that I want to share today that I'm not sure I will get through them all.  Karlee went home this morning.  It was so nice having her here.  We haven't spent full girlfriend time together in a long time!  I miss having someone to share my thoughts with.  We had lots of laughter this weekend and also a little bit of crying.  I'm thankful for a friend like Karlee.  She is family to me.  


Karlee has been with me through thick and thin.  I'm not sure how deep I want to go with this post but I do need to share one of our most special & heartbreaking experiences.  

Almost exactly 3 years ago I found out I was expecting my 6th (much wanted) child.  I had prayed and cried over having another child and thought this was going to be the next phase of my life.  Moving to Utah with a little baby in tow, who would be with me all day while my kids were at school.  I was on cloud 9 and the best part about it was that Karlee was visiting me when I found out I was expecting.  What a special moment to share with your best friend!  Almost immediately I started having problems with this pregnancy.  I thought I had lost the baby several times over the next 8 weeks but every time I went in the doctor still said I was pregnant.  I didn't know what to expect or to plan for.  To say the least, it was one of the hardest moments in my life.  I found out 9 weeks into my pregnancy that I had, indeed, lost the baby.  I had to go to the hospital and make sure that my body was going to be okay.  While in the hospital it was discovered that I had an ectopic pregnancy.  My doctor didn't even know and my husband wasn't able to be there beside me.  Good thing I was in the hospital!  Long story short, I barely made it through the trauma.  I woke up hours later having had a hysterectomy.  For those of you who have had this happen you know how traumatic this is.  You go in thinking all is fine, and leave the hospital days later not able to have children.  

I'm not sure why this one was so hard on me since I have had multiple miscarriages before.  It might be the fact that I wanted a baby so bad.  Maybe because my kids were growing up and I was feeling lonely.  Maybe because the choice was taken away from me.  Probably all of the above!  

The best part of this story was that we found out Karlee was expecting a week before I lost the baby.  It was bittersweet, of course.  I was SO happy for my BFF!  Our babies were going to be best friends just like we were.  We had so many plans.  

Karlee was there for me during all of this.  I'm sure it was equally hard on her knowing that her pregnancy was breaking my heart.  She let me cry as I came to visit her and snuggled her baby.  She didn't even have to ask, she just knew.  

I know now that the Lord had other plans in store for me.  It was a LONG and very hard emotional recovery.  In some ways I am not 100% over it.  I still have moments where I dream of having another baby or will cry for no reason when I find out someone is expecting.   I do know, though, that the Lord knows what is best for me.  There was a lesson I learned somewhere in all of that.  

I am so happy that Karlee had her precious little baby boy, Gunn, who is 2 years old now.  He is such a joy and a light.  Yes, it would have been fun to have our 2 little ones at the same time but now I can help when she comes to visit.  :)


He Carried Me
I absolutely LOVE this poem.  So often in my life I feel alone.  Trials are hard, life can be hard.  It's reassuring to know that this is the time that He has to carry us.  I know that I've been carried many times.

A friend of mine has started a blog about loss and grief.  I already read the post she posted this week and started bawling.  If any of you have or are currently dealing with loss, I encourage you to read what she has to say.  


I actually took notes in church today to share with you but maybe I'll save them for next Sunday.  I want to leave you with this......

God loves you & I love you!  You are never alone no matter how much you feel like you are.  Please remember that.  

Big hugs!
Robyn

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Happy Saturday

Hi Everyone!

I am still a day behind but I am determined to get caught up by Monday morning!

Today Karlee and I worked on our group swaps and my class most of the day.  We took fun breaks and went out to eat for lunch & dinner.  I love having my BFF here with me!  I wish she lived closer!


Here are my team swaps for February!  We had 30 of my group sign up this month.  The theme was Stampin' Up! Spring or flower cards.  I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

I will see you all soon!

Hugs,
Robyn

Friday, February 05, 2016

Butterfly Monochromatic Stampin' Up! Card - Giveaway

Hi Everyone!

This post is going up a day late but I am still counting it as my Friday post because I made this on Friday night.  lol!  Karlee is here and we've been having fun with our live broadcasts.  We are giving this card away to one lucky viewer who watched our broadcast.  Please post here your favorite part of the night!

Episode 451 - Live Butterfly Demo

Supplies Used:



Last Chance for a spot in my Going Global Online Class!

Included with Class:

Going Global Stamp Set
Sky is the Limit (FREE) Sale-a-bration Stamp Set
Early Espresso Ink Pad
Lost Lagoon Ink Pad
2" Circle Punch
1/4 Stampin' Sponge
*FREE Supply Packet to make 2 each of 3 designs (Envelopes included)
*Exclusive video tutorial will be emailed to you as soon as the class packet ships to watch at your own convenience. 

The only thing you will need for this class is adhesive, scissors, glue dots, dimensionals & clear blocks for your stamps!  Everything else is included!  

Click HERE to preorder this class.


Karlee and I have had a great birthday weekend!  She leaves to go home in the morning.  :(  I will miss having my BFF here and having someone to craft with until 1 in the morning.  



See you all soon!

Hugs,
Robyn

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Traditional Scrapbook Layout using Stampin' Up!'s Party Wishes Stamp Set

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Guess what??!  Karlee arrived today!  We have been out running errands since she got here so not much time to film a video together or anything crafty.  I did, however, make this 12x12 scrapbook page.....  Old School Style!!  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!  I used the card I made yesterday as inspiration.  I think it's great to see how we can use the ideas that we get from cards and other items to make pages with.

I hope you like it!!


This was the card that I used as inspiration.  Click HERE to watch the video tutorial.

Supplies Used:


140651 Party Wishes Stamp Set
126948 Melon Mambo Ink Pad
133723 Stars Framelits
135817 Lucky Stars Embossing Folder
129399 Doilies
140556 It's My Party Washi Tape
140552 It's My Party Designer Series Paper
140552 It's My Party Enamel Dots
138292 Banner Triple Punch
121045 Basic Black Cardstock
131186 Brights 12x12 Assorted Cardstock Pack
138337 Mint Macaron Cardstock
115320 Melon Mambo Cardstock
131199 Crushed Curry Cardstock
138299 1 1/2" Circle Punch
113439 Big Shot

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day!  Karlee and I will try to get more projects up for you tomorrow!

Hugs,
Robyn


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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Party Wishes Stampin' Up! Card VIDEO Tutorial! Episode 450!!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Since I was stuck in My Pink Loft today working on another project, I thought I would slip in a quick surprise video for you guys!  I hope you enjoy it!  I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!!


Episode 450 - Party Wishes Birthday Card
Click HERE to view video

Supplies Used:

Supply List:
140651 Party Wishes Stamp Set
140552 It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
140556 It's My Party Washi Tape
140554 It's My Party Enamel Dots
135817 Lucky Stars Embossing Folder
133723 Stars Framelits
113439 Big Shot
138299 1 1/2" Circle Punch
138292 Banner Triple Punch
133764 Clothespins 
129399 Tea Lace Paper Doilies
126948 Melon Mambo Ink Pad
115328 Melon Mambo Cardstock
131199 Crushed Curry Cardstock
138337 Mint Macaron Cardstock


Going Global Online Class SNEAK PEEK!!
If you are still on the fence about signing up for my latest online class, what are you waiting for?!  Here is a small sampling of one of the projects you will get to PERSONALLY  make!!  Woo hoo!! 


Included with Class:

Going Global Stamp Set
Sky is the Limit (FREE) Sale-a-bration Stamp Set
Early Espresso Ink Pad
Lost Lagoon Ink Pad
2" Circle Punch
1/4 Stampin' Sponge
*FREE Supply Packet to make 2 each of 3 designs (Envelopes included)
*Exclusive video tutorial will be emailed to you as soon as the class packet ships to watch at your own convenience. 

The only thing you will need for this class is adhesive, scissors, glue dots, dimensionals & clear blocks for your stamps!  Everything else is included!  

Click HERE to preorder this class.

Karlee arrives tomorrow!  I can't wait!  We are going to have so much fun!

Big hugs!
Robyn


View 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Online Catalog HERE
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Tuesday VIDEO Tutorial, Weekly Specials, & Newest Online Class!

Hello Friends!

I have been happily working in My Pink Loft all morning!  I feel like I'm getting a lot accomplished, too!  YIPPEE!!!  Here is today's video for you guys.  I hope you enjoy it.  A super simple card, jazzed up a bit.

Episode 449 - Honeycomb Happiness Simple Card
(Click HERE to view from phone or email)


Supplies Used


141291 Honeycomb Happiness Free Sale-a-bration Stamp Set
140931 Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
121045 Basic Black Cardstock
138323 Watermelon Wonder Ink Pad
138334 Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
100730 Whisper White Cardstock
140582 2015-2017 In Color Washi Tape - Hostess Rewards
138281 Lots of Labels Framelits
113439 Big Shot
140566 Honeycomb Embellishments
126189 Paper Piercer Tool
126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat
138371 Updated Essentials Pack
138337 Mint Macaron Cardstock


**Order HERE 24/7**

Please contact me with ANY questions!



Weekly Deals!
This week's deals are AMAZING!  I would definitely snag these at the amazing discount before it's too late!


Going Global Online Class
The first session of this class has already filled up but, as promised, I have opened up a 2nd session!  I am guaranteeing a spot for you if you reserve it by Wednesday afternoon!  It's going to be such a fun class!


Robyn's Going Global Online Masculine Card Class

Going Global Stamp Set
Sky is the Limit (FREE) Sale-a-bration Stamp Set
Early Espresso Ink Pad
Lost Lagoon Ink Pad
2" Circle Punch
1/4 Stampin' Sponge
Supply Packet to make 2 each of 3 designs (Envelopes included)
*Exclusive video tutorial will be emailed to you as soon as the class packet ships to watch at your own convenience. 

The only thing you will need for this class is adhesive, scissors, glue dots, dimensionals & clear blocks for your stamps!  Everything else is included!  

Click HERE to preorder this class.  Once this first session fills up I will be placing my order.  Hopefully it will go out in the mail to you all early next week!  (Crossing fingers!)



I hope you all have a fabulous day!  I am trying to get ahead of my game so that I can enjoy my time with Karlee when she arrives on Thursday.  See you all back here tomorrow!!

Hugs,
Robyn

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Monday, February 01, 2016

Robyn's Going Global Online Masculine Card Class

Hello Stampers!

I'm so excited to share the preorder for my newest Online Class!  I have had many requests to have a masculine card class.  I did my best to make sure that the cards all had a touch of class (and maybe even sparkle on one) so that you can use them for just about anybody!  I showed the projects to a few friends this weekend and they said they LOVED them!  I hope you all feel the same way.  Here are the class details...

Robyn's Going Global Online Masculine Card Class

Going Global Stamp Set
Sky is the Limit (FREE) Sale-a-bration Stamp Set
Early Espresso Ink Pad
Lost Lagoon Ink Pad
2" Circle Punch
1/4 Stampin' Sponge
Supply Packet to make 2 each of 3 designs (Envelopes included)

The only thing you will need for this class is adhesive, scissors, glue dots, dimensionals & clear blocks for your stamps!  Everything else is included!  

Click HERE to preorder this class.  Once this first session fills up I will be placing my order.  Hopefully it will go out in the mail to you all early next week!  (Crossing fingers!)




Click HERE to preorder class!

****This class is filling up fast!  You are guaranteed a spot in this class if you register by Wednesday afternoon!  **

Marvelous Monday Giveaway & Winner

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was fantastic!  We woke up to a lot more snow this morning but, like I've said in the past, this is Utah and it doesn't slow anybody down.  I still had to drive my teenagers to high school with about a foot of fresh snow on the ground.  Just put it in 4 wheel drive and GO!

This is my backyard view from My Pink Loft this morning.  I have SO much to do today in here and am so happy to have this beautiful scene to inspire me.
Are you all ready for an AWESOME giveaway this morning?!  I want you all to know how grateful I am for my customers, viewers, and team members.  Thank YOU for making what I love to do so much more FABULOUS!  

Today's Giveaway
Suite Sayings Stampin' Up! Stamp Set, Botanicals Gardens Designer Vellum Stack,  AND Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit!

To Enter (3 different ways to increase your chances!)

*Leave one comment on this post with a way I can reach you if you win!

*Follow me on Instagram at robynstamps

or

*Share my post via your social media!  You can click on any button below this post!  Super simple!


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Last Week's Winner of the Stampin' Up! Heat Tool!

Congratulations to.....

Deanna Vail!
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Weekly Stamp Set Spotlight!

Botanical Blooms Suite & Sale-a-bration Botanicals for You!

While I was at my event this weekend I was inspired by these lovely creations using the Botanical Blooms Suite!  I hope these will inspire you as well.


(Click HERE to view the Sale-a-bration Catalog)


Upcoming Class
**Don't forget that I will be announcing my next Online Class HERE before noon today!  This one will fill up fast so reserve your spot asap!  I will also be doing a LIVE Periscope @robynstamps today to share more about the class. **

See you all soon!!
Hugs,
Robyn

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy Sunday!

Hi everyone!

So... today we got up, everybody got ready for church, and then we realized that Brayden was sick.  I volunteered to stay home with him and give him some mommy attention.  He is such a cutie!!  We took a nap, watched the Smurfs, and I made him chicken noodle soup.  He is feeling much better tonight but is pretty congested so he will probably be my little helper tomorrow and watch a lot of TV!

This was taken after he finally fell asleep for a nap.

This is me pretending that I am asleep while taking a selfie!  LOL!!  I actually just laid there and played on my phone until he fell asleep and then I snuck downstairs to get some lunch.

I have SOOOOO much to do in my office tomorrow.  I hope I get it all done!  Remember that I am announcing my new class tomorrow.  Probably around lunchtime since I need to notify my past class members first.  You might see me live on a Periscope announcing what it is!  I'm sure this class will fill up fast.  It is one of my bests so far!  (I know I say that every time!)

Big hugs to you guys!
Robyn

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Event!

Happy Saturday my stamping friends!

I missed you guys!  Did you even know I was gone for most of the day?  lol!  I was invited to attend and give a small business talk at a local Stampin' Up! demonstrator's team meeting.  I was honored to be invited and get to know these ladies.  I love being a part of the Stampin' Up! family!  I have new friends wherever I go.  :)

So.......  I took a TON of pictures for you guys!  I got a lot of great ideas for some of my upcoming classes and made new LOCAL friends!  (Although, most live about an hour away).  Today was a great reminder of why I love what I do.  

Are you all ready for my pictures???!!!!  Here we go....

Check out the CUTEST DECOR EVER!!  These were ALL made with new stamp sets and accessories from the Occasions Catalog!  Click HERE to view catalog and HERE to order from it.  I am feeling so inspired!

I absolutely LOVE the team at Stampin' Up!  This is Shannon and she is a doll!

It was this sweet chickie's birthday today!  Happy 40th Brandy!  I hope you had a wonderful day!

These were all the girls I had the privilege of sitting with today and getting to know a little bit.  They were so AWESOME!  I tell you what, getting out of your comfort zone and making new friends is a joy!

I asked one of the girls in charge if I could bring anything to help and they asked if I could bring some samples with me from the new catalog.  It just so happened that my team just had a swap this past month with the new catalog items!  I proudly displayed my team's talents!  

Okay, I'd better get myself in bed!  It's been a LONG and FABULOUS day!  I will see you back here tomorrow for my Spiritual Sunday post!

Big hugs!
Robyn

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Night Craziness

Hi Everyone!

I'm posting this on Saturday but it is actually my Friday post!  Lol!  

Today was crazy busy working on my Balloon Celebration Online Class and packaging up some of the packets.


I'll check in with you later tonight. I have a lot to share!!

Hugs,
Robyn 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Because You're Awesome Heart Card - Episode 448

Happy Thursday Friends!

The time has slipped away from me today!  I've been busy cutting and prepping the class packets for Balloon Celebration Online Class!  Stampin' Up! shipped out most of the stamp sets that were supposed to be on backorder.  I'm so happy about that!!  Some are still straggling but I should be able to get most of the class packets in the mail by tomorrow or Saturday!  WOO HOO!!!

If you missed my live Periscope last night, I did a live demo of a quick card.  I was able to download it and edit most of the chatter out so you could still watch the demo.  I hope you enjoy it!  If you would like to watch live broadcasts of me and My Pink Loft just download the Periscope App to your smart phone and follow me @robynstamps.  I am having too much fun with it!!  Karlee arrives next week and we will have a bunch of live vids!

Okay, on to today's video.....  I hope you enjoy it!!

Episode 448 - Just Because Heart Card
(Watch HERE from phone or email!)


Supplies Used:

Supply List:
141237 - Botanicals for You Stamp Set (free with a $50 purchase)
140931 - Basic Black Ink Pad
133786 - Sweetheart Punch
140550 - Blushing Bride Glimmer
133739 - Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder
138430 - Black Satin Ribbon
140272 - Thick Whisper White Cardstock
121045 - Basic Black Cardstock
131198 - Blushing Bride Cardstock 
113439 - Big Shot
104430 - Dimensionals



I hope you all have a wonderful day!  I will see you back here tomorrow!  I am still posting every day in 2016!!  YIPPEE!!


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tuesday VIDEO Tutorial on Wednesday!! Episode 447

Happy Tuesday Wednesday Everyone!!

Guess what???!!!  I have a video tutorial for you all today!!  I hope you enjoy it!  I helped a friend out this morning so didn't make it into My Pink Loft until almost noon!  I'm so happy I was able to get this filmed, edited, and uploaded for you!  Enjoy!

Groovy Love Gold, Black and Red Card Video Tutorial!
(Click HERE to view from phone or email!)

Supplies Used:




Supply List:
134246 Groovy Love Stamp Set
126966 Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad
133719 Gold Glimmer Paper
132622 Gold Foil Sheets
121045 Basic Black Cardstock
133786 Sweetheart Punch
133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
138292 Banner Triple Punch
129053 Heat Tool
109129 Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
102283 Versamark Pad
134583 Gold 1/8" Ribbon
129026 Fast Fuse
104430 Dimensionals
103683 Mini Glue Dots
103083 Embossing Buddy
132172 Envelope Liner Framelits
138435 Neutrals Designer Series Paper
107301 Medium Whisper White Envelopes
113439 Big Shot

Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals!

I hope you all have a FABULOUS night!  I'm about to go LIVE on Periscope in 30 minutes!  I am trying to do more live demos!  If you would like to watch, download the Periscope app to your phone and follow me at robynstamps.  Woo hoo!!  I am going to do a LIVE demo and have a live giveaway to someone watching Periscope LIVE!  Sounds fun!!

Hugs,
Robyn

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