New Occasions Catalog is Live!

Happy New Year, friends! Today is a great day to kick-off the New Year with new and exciting paper-crafting supplies from Stampin’ Up!’s new Occasions catalog. Check out the video below which showcases some of the new products from this catalog.  You won’t be disappointed!

To view and save a PDF of the new Occasions catalog, click HERE.

To add to the excitement, you earn FREE products with your qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration season which begins today and continues through March 31!

You can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products for every $50 you spend (based on your product total before shipping and tax). NEW this year, is a $100 reward level which gives you more flexibility and options for choosing your FREE items. For example,

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

Check out this short video featuring two of the Sale-A-Bration products and learn more about Sale-A-Bration.

To view and save a PDF of the new Sale-A-Bration brochure, click HERE.

Do you have a BIG Wish List? As an added BONUS, when you place an online order of $250 or more, you receive $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards. You’ll also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend (total before shipping and tax). What’s not to LOVE about extra Stampin’ Rewards and FREE products!  OR, another way to get all those great products on your Wish List, is to join my team!

JOIN MY SEASIDE STAMPERS TEAM NOW and start receiving a discount on everything you order! During Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose $125 in product (from either catalog, Annual or Occasions) and pay just $99 (plus tax)! As an added BONUS, you also get to choose TWO additional stamp sets for FREE — any stamp set, any price,  from the Annual or Occasions catalog! PLUS, the kit ships for FREE (that’s another 10% savings)! You will also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit ($20 value) and more! No risk. No obligation to purchase anything more (but you’ll enjoy a minimum of a 20% discount, if you do). There is no penalty to drop! And, as a BONUS, you’ll receive a FREE Thank You gift from me! I welcome Hobby Stampers! CONTACT ME if you want to chat and learn more about the benefits and fun of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, OR if you’re ready to join the fun, click HERE.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Have a super fabulous day!



As a reminder, to receive a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the Host Code below at checkout for orders below $150. If you have an order over $150, do NOT use the Host Code, so you receive your Stampin’ Rewards AND a FREE thank you gift from me! Click HERE to start shopping now.

January Host Code:  K477377C


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New Stamp Positioning Tool

Stampin Up, Stamparatus, Card and Gift ideas designed by Demo Lynn Tague at #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

It’s BIG NEWS when something breaks the mold and changes everything! Stampin’ Up’s new Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool) will change the way you and I stamp, and before long, we will wonder how we crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it! I personally observed demonstrations of this new tool during OnStage Live in Salt Lake City, and you can trust me when I say, it is the most amazing stamp positioning tool available.

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and re-stamp—no need to start over with a new sheet of paper
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement – Hinge Step stamping technique – this is simply amazing!

Want more product details? Take a look at this list of product details and check out the photos at the bottom of this post. 

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s clear mount red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and grid-lines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates providing you with a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Check out this video from Stampin’ Up to learn the 5 amazing things you need to know about Stamparatus!

YOU have to get one, so how do YOU get in line? With the launch of this fantastic tool, Stampin’ Up is trying something different: testing a new product reservation system. It acts like a true preorder – you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers and Demonstrators alike can place reservations and receive their product at the same time. So, you and I can experience our new Stamparatus tools together at the same time. This process will allow us to get the product to YOU as quickly as possible while avoiding back-orders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility.
  • When you close your order, be sure to verify your credit card and shipping information is correct.

When are the reservation windows? As I mentioned earlier, there will be three windows, they are as follows.

  • November 16 – 30, 2017, with shipment available approximately February 1, 2018
  • December 5 – 30, 2017, with shipment available approximately March 19, 2018
  • January 15 – 30, 2018, with shipment available approximately April 15, 2018

Why order from me? Once you’ve placed your reservation, I’ll help you track when your Stamparatus will arrive and I’ll send you a special handmade card with instructions on how to replicate the card using your brand new Stamparatus. This special “thank you” gift from me will arrive just in time for the delivery of your new Stamparatus. You won’t want to miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

So, don’t delay, reserve your personal Stamparatus beginning with the first reservation window which opens on Thursday, November 16, at 3 PM (Central Time). And, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Are YOU ready to reserve your Stamparatus?

  1. Click here beginning November 16 to reserve your Stamparatus
  2. If you do not have an online account with me you will need to do that first. Here’s the information you need…
  • Lynn Tague
  • Demo ID 2167254
  • West Des Moines, IA 50265

May you always have a seashell in your pocket and sand between your toes.



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Blessed to be Attending OnStage Live!

Hello, Stamping Friends! I arrived in Salt Lake City late yesterday afternoon for Stampin’ Up’s OnStage Live event…sooooo excited to be here! You can enjoy the journey with me by following along on my Beyond Beaches & Blessings Facebook page by clicking on this link.

Today, we anticipate receiving our personal copy of the new 2018 Ocassions Catalog…be sure to follow my Facebook page, so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Blessings for a beautiful day,


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New 2017 Holiday Catalog

Stampin Up, 2017 Holiday Catalog, Product Shares, Card and Gift ideas designed by Demo Lynn Tague at #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Click here to view the new 2017 Holiday Catalog.

The Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog went live on September 1 and customers can now purchase from an amazing array of new stamps, pretty paper, dies, punches, embellishments and more! Click on the video below for a quick peek at the new Holiday Catalog.

DON’T MISS these great ways to explore the new Holiday products, shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in September:

  • The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog has begun!  View it on-line.
  • Have a big wish list?  Spend $300 or more and get the Merry Patterns stamp set FREE during September and October, view the video below for details.
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products through Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Host Code Rewards!  Spend $50 or more with me and receive a FREE Thank You gift.
  • Bundle up and save 10% on these Stampin’ Up! Holiday Bundles.
  • Earn a FREE stamp set with my Starfish Rewards Loyalty Program for frequent shoppers.
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Choose $125 in products of your choice, then enjoy 20% off through Jan. 31 (or longer if you keep your demonstrator status active).  Sign up here.  I welcome hobby stampers!

Want to see the exclusive Merry Patterns stamp set you can earn FREE with a $300 qualifying order (before shipping and taxes) in September or October? Click on the video below to play and get a sneak peek!

After checking out the new Holiday Catalog, do you have some favorite products, bundles or suites? Let me know what your favorite new products are by leaving me a reply below.

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Thanks for stopping by today.



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Fall into Savings

Have you ever thought about making handmade cards to share with family and friends, and not quite sure how to get started? A Paper Pumpkin subscription is a great way to get started.

Watch this short video about Paper Pumpkin, an all-inclusive kit, delivered to your mailbox monthly:

Now, head on over to the user-friendly Paper Pumpkin website and get your first month at 50% off now.

Be sure to enter the Promo Code – HALFOFF0917 – and select me (Melodie Lynn Tague) as your Demonstrator when subscribing.

Fall into Savings offer is for first-time subscribers and ends September 10.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!



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2017 Holiday Catalog Another Peek

What a week this has been! On Tuesday, my father suffered a stroke. Luckily, his secretary at work recognized what was happening and called 911 immediately, and the local Fire Department and EMS personnel responded quickly. We can’t thank all of these people enough; without their help, my dad may not have experienced the outcome he did! My dad is now home and learning to cope with the lingering physical effects which we hope will improve with time. Then yesterday, a special friend passed away after a long, inspirational, and courageous battle with cancer. I will miss her dearly and am blessed that God provided me the opportunity to know her and to love her. I will never forget her beautiful smile, delightful personality, and courageous spirit.

Earlier this week, I promised to return with a few more videos featuring new products from the upcoming new 2017 Holiday Catalog. I hope you will accept my apologies for the delay and will enjoy these next few videos.  Click here to view the videos I posted on Tuesday, if you haven’t already viewed them.

The first video features the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle. This bundle is definitely on my wish list, as I love snowflakes and they are so versatile! I also think is pairs nicely with the Year of Cheers Suite.

This next video features the Hearts Come Home Bundle. This bundle creates beautiful cards and may look a little familiar to you as it reminds me of last year’s November 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit. I ordered extra refills of the kit because the cards were so pretty.

And, finally, I’d like to share the video for the Smitten Mittens Bundle. I think you will enjoy this cute set as well.

I definitely have my favorites from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog. From the three videos I have shared with you today, which product bundle is your favorite? Leave me a comment below and let me know which bundle you like the best. I love to hear your feedback!

Speaking of favorites, don’t miss out on my 2017 Holiday Catalog Product Shares. Click here for all the details on these shares and to learn about the FREE bonus items available with the “I Want It All” Share. I will only be offering 25 Product Shares, so reserve yours today. This is a great way to get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments from the new holiday catalog, at an economical price.

If you don’t already follow my blog regularly, please subscribe to my blog while you’re here by clicking on the Follow Me Now link to the right. You can also follow me on Pinterest here, Facebook here, Twitter here, or Tumbler here.

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek videos. Thank you for stopping by today.



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2017 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

I am so excited to be able to provide you with a sneak peek of some amazing new products from the soon to be released, 2017 Holiday Catalog. I think you will enjoy the products featured in each of these videos.

This first video features the Carols of Christmas Suite, of which the Bundle (stamp set and thinlit dies) is officially available for purchase today as an early release from the 2017 Holiday Catalog! After watching the video, if you want to purchase this Bundle (a 10% savings over buying these items separately) click here. If you have Bonus Days coupons from your July orders, you can now begin using those as well, providing you with additional savings.

The next three videos highlight products from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back, relax and enjoy! After watching, each of these, you are sure to want to take advantage of my Holiday Product Shares. For all the details on my Shares, click here.

First up, the Year of Cheer Suite:

The new Designer Series Paper is featured in this next video. You can get a sheet of paper from each of these packs through my Holiday Product Shares, click here for details. Now, take a peek at all the fabulous paper available in the new Holiday catalog.

Next up, the Merry Little Christmas Suite:

Hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek videos. I’ll share a couple more tomorrow, so stay tuned. Leave me a comment below and let me know what your favorites are from today’s videos.

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Thank you for stopping by today.



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