Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday

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Happy Cyber Monday! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! This is the third batch of orders that went out this weekend. What an incredible response to the Black Friday portion of the big sale. Today begins the Cyber Monday portion. There is no coupon code but there are over 900 items steeply discounted on the SALE PAGE.

Here are some highlights, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

  • All Our Craft Lounge stamps are 40% off
  • All Unity stamps, even the NEW RELEASES are on sale, most about 35% off, some much more than that. Itty Bittys are only $4.
  • Spellbinders Nesties are all on sale.
  • All BasicGrey, SEI and Cosmo Cricket 6x6 pads are only $4
  • Open stock 12x12 paper is (mostly) 25 cents-50 cents a sheet – even all the fancy glittered, flocked, embossed and otherwise expensive papers!
  • And much, much more…

BUT, only until midnight EST. No rainchecks…these items are only while supplies last! And AS ALWAYS, your US shipping is free with a $50 order but at these prices you're getting almost twice that amount of merchandise!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday!!

blackfridayblog HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

i {heart} papers Black Friday sale!
One weekend - two specials!

From tomorrow, Black Friday through Sunday (11/28/10 midnight EST) use the code black25off for 25% off any order $25 or more. This is the biggest discount IHP has ever offered so take advantage of it while you can!

Then, in celebration of Cyber Monday (11/29/10), after the 25% off coupon has expired, there will be over 600 items on steep, steep discount - some up to 50% off! So shop early with your 25% off coupon to get what you really NEED to get and then come back on Monday to see all the fantastic savings that are left!

Happy shopping…but please read the details below!

The nitty gritty details – 25% off coupon does not apply to any previous orders or any items that are out of stock. Sale items are first come, first served and no rainchecks apply. And, no credits will be issued if you purchase something with the 25% off coupon and then it goes on sale at a later date. Sorry! But, if you expect you will be ordering on both days, please put a note in your first order and I will combine shipping for you (and refund if applicable.)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

900 and thankful!

900Last night…err…early this morning,  we hit 900 fans on the Facebook page (with the helps of lots of dedicated fans and the girls over at Unity’s FB page!).  This is monumental and I am so incredibly honored that so, so many of you are traveling this amazing journey with me…some old and many new.  And I am so appreciative for EACH AND EVERY ONE of you. 

I started IHP a little over two years ago – leaving my pseudo-successful direct sales stamping behind me and starting on this new path.  I’ve learned so much and met so many amazingly talented and wonderful friends along the way.  You have no idea.  My design team members, art designers, manufacturers & their reps, other store owners and so many more. 

And my customers – YOU.  Each of YOU.  I am speechless really.  You have touched my heart and supported me in ways I would never have imagined 3 years ago when this idea of opening a store started kicking around in my little brain.  This year alone I have had the pleasure of serving 989 UNIQUE customers.  To date, I have filled 3645 orders (with only 5 of them being casualties of the USPS!  HAHA!  And yes, I replaced them in case you were wondering!)  YOU are absolutely why I do this.  You are the {heart} of i {heart} papers and I just wanted you to know how THANKFUL I am for you.

There are so many stores out there – brick and mortar and online, yet you choose to come to me time and time again.  I am humbled and grateful.

So…happy Thanksgiving to my US followers and thank you to everyone. 

If you want some Black Friday sneaks read on:

What’s coming up?  I will be having an unprecedented coupon sale beginning on Friday and running through Sunday.  Then on Cyber Monday I will be having a different sale.  I will combine orders for shipping purposes and refund shipping if applicable (if you expect to be ordering on both days PLEASE put a note on your first order to HOLD until Monday or I won’t know to combine them!) but you will NOT be able to combine the two specials. 

Monday’s sale will involve steep, steep discounts, some up to 50% off but I expect inventory will be fairly low by then so if you want to make sure you get something, get it early in the first wave of the sale.  I won’t be able to honor Monday’s sale prices on previous purchases. 

Please also note that Copics cannot legally be discounted on the advertised price any lower than what I currently sell them for so I’d suggest using your coupon code because I cannot mark them down for Monday’s sale.

Thanks for stopping in today.  I know it’s a busy, busy day for so many of you.  The Facebook giveaways will continue this week until Friday so if you have a little bit of time, pop on over there and leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway drawings.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy 90th Birthday!

Yesterday was my grandfather’s 90th birthday so I made him a card (duh, of course I did).

I used the two newest Mint Motif sets, I’ve Got Your Number and What A Card.  I pieced the numbers and the lower panel are both from the Kaiser 6x6 pad, Up, Up And Away.  I liked the masculine colors (totally out of my comfort zone).  The greeting is stamped in Palette Landscape and Cognac and finished off with a piece of sage faux suede ribbon.

blackfridayblog Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great week and Thanksgiving and remember to pop back here on Friday for my Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale announcement.  You’re not going to want to miss it!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Five Minute Friday: Blessings

Hello and happy Friday!! I have a quick holiday card for you today using some leftovers from my DT Challenge project earlier in the week.  I used some more Village paper, the same white satin ribbon, my all-time favorite sketch that I shared with you during Day 2 of the Birthday Bash and another dimensional element from the Eskimo Kisses Pops sheet.  Add some bling and an embossed panel using my A2 Snowflake folder and that’s it! 

I hope you have a great weekend.  Are you preparing for Thanksgiving?  Working on your holiday cards?  Whatever you do, I hope it’s great!  See you again soon.  Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DT Challenge: Lights All Aglow

Hello!  Did you catch the Mint Motif release on Sunday?  If not, scroll down to this post.  I know sometimes weekend releases get missed but we can’t help it if the 14th falls on a weekend!  :)  You surely don’t want to miss the two new sets!

It’s time for another IHP DT Challenge!  This month’s theme is light, since so many holidays coming up have light as a key theme in them.  I decided to alter some

pillar candles and make a coordinating gift box and card.

I used Village and Thin Ice papers from the BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses line.  First I stamped some snowflakes in Palette Boudoir Blush on Thin Ice and wrapped the candles.  Then I trimmed the edge of the paper by wrapping some Glimmer Pink ribbon around the top and bottom of each.

  Next I altered the candle holder by wrapped the edge with some pink minicheck gingham fabric tape.  I LOVE this tape and it was the perfect touch to this plain glass holder. 

Then I covered an old Target Dollar Spot planter box that I picked up over the summer with the Village papers.  I added a ruffled white satin bow, some Zva flourishes, and stamped the greeting from Very Merry Sentiments and die-cut it with my circle Nesties.  The box holds both candles and the candle holder. 

Then I finished off my project with a coordinating card, using a few of the ornaments from the coordinating Eskimo Kisses Pops embellishments.  I added some white metallic string and stamped the greeting, again from Very Merry Sentiments.

There you have it!  I do hope you’ll play along.  If you do, be sure to leave me a comment and tag your creation with ihp1110 when you upload it to any of the online galleries.

Now…go hop through the rest of the design team to see their amazing projects to help BRIGHTEN your day.  Tee hee!  Here are the links!


Thanks for stopping in today.  See you again soon!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mint Motif release day

Hello!! Today is Mint Motif release day! Today we’re introducing two new sets for you, What A Card! and I’ve Got Your Number. I made little playing cards and layered it over paper from the new BasicGrey Curio line. I stamped the numbers and hearts in Palette L’Amour Red and the greeting in Noir. I finished it off with a knotted piece of black faux suede ribbon and then applied some Christmas Red Stickles over the hearts.

mm010mm009 Here are the two sets for you to see and here are the DT links for you to visit. Kimberly will be drawing from all the blog comments for winners for these sets so the more you comment, the better your chances at winning!

Go forth and comment (after you leave me a comment, of course!)
Kimberly (designer)

Thanks for stopping in today! See you again soon!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Five Minute Friday: Be Jolly

Yes, it is THAT time of year…the time to start cranking out holiday card designs.  Only 40 more days until Christmas so you’d better get cranking!

For today’s card I used one of the die-cuts from the Kaiser Be Merry 6x6 pad (love that these 6x6 pads come with die-cuts, die-cut borders and some of the papers are glittered, embossed, etc.!).  I popped it up over a piece of red tinsel ribbon, added some Zva swirls and then I was done!  3 minutes!  Easy peasy!!

Be sure to stop back on Sunday for the Mint Motif release post!  Have a good weekend!  I’ll see you around!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mint Motif Sneak Peek: You’re Quite A Pair!

Hello!!  Today is Mint Motif’s sneak peek day and the first for our new design team so please be sure to stop by and see their amazing projects and to show them some love!

We have two sets during this release and I am using both of them here:  What A Card! and I’ve Got Your Number.  I made little playing cards and layered it over paper from the new BasicGrey Curio line.  I stamped everything in Palette Noir and sponged the edges with Bordeaux.  Lastly I just added some bling to the sentiment.

Here are the DT links for you. 

Kimberly (designer)

Be sure to stop back on the 14th for the full release.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a Five Minute Friday card for you!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Minty Monday...

Over on Kimberly's blog! She's got the winners posted from last week's giveaway so you'll want to make sure you check over there!

Nothing crafty today. I spent the weekend in DC and was pretty exhausted when I got home. I'll have something for you later this week. Have a great Monday!