Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018


I have some exciting news, and yes it's about Christmas.  Do you find yourself scrambling to get your Christmas cards out in December?  Make creative tags for your packages?  Gift and Treat bags? Home Decor?

I know I do, I was making gift tags two day before Christmas.  A group of talented demonstrators and myself have decided to collaborate to help, each of us, not to feel rushed in December.

It's called the Christmas Challenge Stampathon!!!  There is even some prizes involved, yay!!!

Who can participate? What is it? How do I join?

Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge, including demonstrators.  You are encouraged to share with your customers.

This is a collaboration between Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in the US, UK and Australia.
Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge.

The Challenge will be set on the 25th of the month on each of the organizers Facebook pages and will then have followup information on their blogs and YouTube channels.

The Challenge will be set on the 25th of the month, and the deadline for submission is 11pm on the 24th of the following month in your respective time zone.

You must use at least one Stampin' Up! Product to be entered into the prize, preferably a stamp set.

And don't worry if you don't have christmas stamp set's yet, the picture above was tags created by Ruth, using Blooms and Wishes. (her website link is below)

The challenges will consist of cards, tags, bags, and even home decor.

To be entered into the Prize Draw in November you need to participate in all 10 challenges, photos of your projects need to be posted on the Facebook group or emailed to one of the organizing demonstrators to be shared, please state your country of residency.

To be eligible to win a prize you need to live in the USA, UK or Australia.

By submitting a photo you give the organizers permission to use the photo on their blog and social media.

There are prizes available for each country.  The first prize is US $60, UK £50, AUS $88 of product that the organizers will choose and ship free of charge.  The second prize is a sample of each of the items the organizer/s from your respective country makes.

The Facebook group is called - Christmas Challenge Stampathon

Please join to share your photo's in the designated post for that month's challenge.

We have even created a hashtag #christmaschallengestampathon2018 for you to use on all of your social media, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and your blogs.

Sound exciting??!!! 

Here is my January submission, which is a Tag Challenge.  We all need tags for those special gifts.

Now your turn, make 10 tags and then submit...it's that simple, and by November 24th you will be ready for Christmas.

You can view my YouTube, on how I created these simple tags.

Products used on tags:
Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set
White Embossing Powder
Wink of Stella
Crumb Cake Cardstock (tag is cut at 2" x 3 1/2")
Whisper White Organza Ribbon 1/4" 
Embossing Buddy
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool

List of Demonstrators Participating are:

Ruth - U.K. Demonstrator - Artful Stampin
Ellen - Australia Demonstrator - Ellen The Happy Stamper
Rosalie - Australia Demonstrator - Stamping with Rosalie

We hope you join us on our new venture, that we see becoming an annual challenge with us as your hosts.  We look forward to being inspired by your creations.

Don't forget that Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration is still going on, through the end of March.


The biggest sale of the year! Customers can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order.

Sale-A-Bration Dates: Customer Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018

Customers will reap the rewards when they shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration.

For every $50 USD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

If you spend $50 USD, they get one free level 1 product.
If you spend $100 USD, they get one free level 2 product, OR, they can choose two level 1 items.
If you spend $150 USD, they have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

Head over to my online store today and look at all the new lovelies in the 2018 Occasions Catalog. 

Please Use on all Purchases - 
Monthly Hostess Code & Ladybug Coupon

If you have any questions please contact me via email or on Facebook.

Have a wonderful creative day!!

Hugs from the Bug, Denise

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