Thursday, December 18, 2014

Check out my pre-order!

Hi Stampers!

Want to see all of the goodies I pre-ordered from the Occasions 2015 and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  Check out the two videos I have posted of me opening my order.  I will warn you that I have no idea what I'm doing when I'm filming videos and I have zero editing skills.  I'll stick to stamping instead of becoming a filmmaker.

Enjoy!  Tell me in the comments what new products you are most excited about!


Friday, November 21, 2014

The Online Extravaganza is Coming!

Hi Stampers!

It's almost the most wonderful time of the year - the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!!!  Below is the list of items that are on sale.  The 50%, 40%, 30%, and 20% off sale prices are valid Monday, November 24th through Tuesday, December 2nd.  There are doorbuster deals that will only be available on Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.  Get those buys while supplies last!  Time to pull out those wishlists!



If you would like to place an order, I would love to become your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  You can find my online shop by clicking the link below.


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, November 14, 2014

New Photopolymer Stamp Set! Banner Blessings

Hi Stampers!

This week a brand new photopolymer stamp set was released.

Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item #: 136720

Price
$15.95
This uplifting set will surely bring a smile to many faces. A crowd favorite, this stamp set will be sure to shine. Recommended clear block size is D (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 4



You can purchase this stamp set and many more from my online shop!  

Click here: Sarah's Stamp Lab



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My September and October Stitch Fixes



Hi all!

Have you heard me talking lately about Stitch Fix?  I bet you have!  I absolutely love it!  It's my new favorite mail order service.

How does Stitch Fix work?  You sign up on their website and fill out a questionaire.  It asks you about your fashion likes and dislikes, fitting, size, etc.  You want to be as truthful and detailed in your answers as you can possibly be.  That will set up your style profile. You are charged a $20 styling fee every month for each Fix that you get. Then a stylist will select 5 items for you, and you will get them in the mail.


Once you receive the items, you have three days to test them out.  I like to try each piece on first for fit.  If it fits well, then I start to combine it with other pieces I have in my closet.  It's fun putting together the outfits.  I try the items on for the hubby and even have him snap some pics to send to my mom for her opinion.

Now the fun begins...when you receive your fix you get to try on all of the clothes from the comfort of your own home.  You can pair them up with items already in your wardrobe, shoes and accessories.  It's so much fun and it really tells you if you will get a lot of use out of an item or not.

Once you have decided what you will keep, you go back onto their website and check out the items you will buy.  The $20 styling fee is deducted from your purchase.  If you order all 5 pieces, you will get 25% off your entire order + the $20 deduction.  Also - and this is the most important thing - leave feedback on every piece!  I leave feedback - good and bad - for everything.  How else will your stylist know what you like and do not like?  Any items that you are not keeping, you return in the prepaid envelope within 3 days of receipt.

I also highly recommend that you create a Stitch Fix Inspiration board on Pintrest.  This is very helpful for your stylist to see what types of clothes you like.  You don't want to receive edgy party wear if you are a florals and lace kind of girl!  Help your stylist as much as you can - it's worth it!  If you want to check out my Stitch Fix pin board click on this link:

http://www.pinterest.com/sarahbeth46/stitch-fix-inspiration/

Ok, by now you must be saying to yourself, "Why is this girl babbling on?  Just show us what you got already!".  Well, here we go!

My September 2014 Stitch Fix

1. Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean from Kut from the Kloth

I have a hard time finding jeans that I really feel comfortable in.  This pair just fit so well!  The length is great and the rise is perfect.  I love the cuff at the bottom.  They are distressed but not overly so.  I also really like the rinse color.  

Rockin' it or Droppin' it? - Totally Rockin' It!

2. Elissa French Terry Moto Jacket by Market and Spruce

Next time I'll have to get my hubby to help with with taking the pictures.  It was difficult to get a good "selfie" of this jacket.  This jacket was a very flattering cut.  The fabric is a soft knit and I loved it paired with the boyfriend jeans from the fix.  I also tried it on with a little black jersey knit dress and it looked really nice.

Rockin' it or Droppin' it? - Totally Rockin' It! 

3. Martine Geo Print Maxi Dress by Tart


I received this dress in my September fix because I had added a maxi dress onto my Pintrest board.  At $128, I was really torn over keeping the dress.  I absolutely loved the style, fit, color, print - everything!  But considering that the cold weather is coming and the price, I wasn't sure how much use I would get out of this piece.  

Here's a side view: 


Rockin' it or Droppin' it? - Totally Rockin' It!

In the end, my mother convinced me to keep it (she's an enabler for sure).  I ended up wearing it to my cousin's rehearsal dinner and I've got a trip to San Diego coming up so I'm sure I'll get a ton of use out of it on that trip too.

4. 41Hawthorn Beckett Graphic Print V-Neck Blouse
 

This top was cute and comfortable.  I like it paired with these black skinnies but also think it will look cute with jeans or a pencil skirt.  

Here's a close up of the pattern.



Rockin' it or Droppin' it? - Rockin' It!

5. Silver bangle

Let me start off by saying I have no idea what is going on with the camera angle in this picture.  The bracelet is a cuff bracelet but it really does not look that tight on my wrist.  It's a very nice, basic piece that can be worn dressy or casual.  A good accessory staple.

Rockin' it or Droppin' it? - Totally Rockin' It! 

My October 2014 Stitch Fix

1. Tart Shay Faux Leather Trim Henley Top

I love the faux leather accents on this tee.  Unfortunately, the rib knit material makes it too clingy and I felt uncomfortable in the shirt.

Rockin' it or Droppin' it? - Droppin' It! 

2.  41 Hawthorn Walt Striped Skirt


Too tight, too short.  This would be good for someone about 10 years younger than me.  Plus I already have almost the same skirt which is a little more appropirate in length.

Rockin' it or Droppin' it? - Droppin' It! 

3. Mavi Gold Nigel Tall Length Skinny Jean



Oh, these skinnies are breakin' my heart!  How I wished that they would be the perfect pair of burgundy pants that I was looking for.  Sadly, I look like a sausage stuffed into these jeans.

Rockin' it or Droppin' it? - Droppin' It! 

4. Mak Jaclynn 3/4 Sleeve Button-Up Cardigan




I had sent my stylist a note saying that I really wanted a gold piece in my Fix for October.  I squealed with delight when I opened the box and saw this cardi wrapped up in that white tissue paper.  It's super soft and such a rich color.  I like that it is cropped so I can wear it with a longer cami or with a dress.  The style card that came with the Fix has some great outfit ideas that I cannot wait to try.

Rockin' it or Droppin' it? - Rockin' It!

5. Hammered Coin Silver Necklace

A fun accessory that can be worn with lots of outfits.  I do not have a silver necklace that is this length. 

Rockin' it or Droppin' it? - Rockin' It! 

So that's it!  As you can see, I had so much fun with these Fixes!  If you want to try it out for yourself, just head on over to Stitch Fix, fill out a style profile, and soon you will have a Fix picked out for you by your own personal stylist!