Craft & Carry Bag for the Stamparatus

Now available for purchase is this cute Craft & Carry Bag for your Stamparatus.  


The Stamparatus is really the best stamping tool out there!  I know because I have several of the others (purchased before Stampin' Up! brought out the Stamparatus) and they simply don't compare.  Being able to use both sides of the stamping plates and being able to move them to different settings to stamp makes this tool really versatile.  I really love how I can set mine up with several stamps and not have to change them when I am making multiples of a card.  And if I don't ink up my stamp enough and don't get a clear image, I can ink it up again and stamp over and over until I am satisfied with my image.  No more halo images!

Don't have a Stamparatus yet?  Now's a great time to ask Santa for one!  You can get one bundled with the bag.  And don't forget to add the accessories!


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Snowflake Showcase Sales end Tomorrow 11/30

Sales for the Snowflake Showcase end tomorrow night at 11:50 MT or until supplies sell out.  Some items are already gone.  So if you love snowflakes as I do, you really don't want to pass these up! And the Happiness Surrounds stamp set makes great all-occasion cards year round!

The dies fit both stamp sets and make absolutely beautiful cards!  You can check out my Snowflake Showcase Pinterest Board for more great ideas!



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Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

Online Extravaganza starts today with 3 different sales--all saving you 10% on the annual catalog.  

First up is a sale on paper and embellishments.  This sale ends at midnight on the 24th.  As always, supplies may be limited and there are always some exclusions

These sales are a great way to stock up on supplies!  

Beginning at midnight on the 24th is the second sale on Stamps and Kits!  It will end at midnight on the 25th.  Check the exclusions in the link above.  Bundles are NOT included.

And the last sale begins at midnight on the 26th and it's for Tools and Ink!  Unfortunately, the Big Shot and Stamparatus are NOT included in this sale.  This sale ends at midnight on Wednesday, the 28th.

You really don't want to miss out on saving 10% on most everything in the Annual Catalog!

Want to save even more?  You could grab a Starter kit at $99, choosing $125 worth of products, and then when this sale starts, you could purchase them at an additional 20% off!  In your starter kit, you could add the Stamparatus, its new case or the new Craft and Carry Tote!



There are loads of options for things you could add to your Starter Kit.  Contact me to let me help you choose!  No further obligation is required!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  

I wanted to let you know that I am thankful for my family, friends, and my health.  As you may know, I am a colon cancer survivor and I am thankful each and every day that my tests continue to come back clear.

I am also thankful for YOU!  My friend, my follower, my customer.  Without your support, I'd have no business and I wanted to let you know that I appreciate YOU!

Swaps from OnStage

I wanted to share with you the swaps I made for OnStage as well as the ones I received.

Here are mine:





Here are photos of just some of the swaps I received--I have many, many more but don't want to overwhelm you with all the photos. ;)



But I do want to showcase one particular swap I received from fellow demonstrator and teammate Mary Walk.  She lives in Florida and created a fantastic card/luminary.





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OnStage Gifts

One of the great things about attending OnStage are the gifts--to team members, roommates, friends. I created a gift bag that I filled with a card, an Altoids tin, a Starbucks coffee holder, and a wooden ornament.

Here is the gift bag.  It was so easy to create!  I purchased the white bags at Dollar Tree (3 for $1!) and then decorated them.  You can do this for your holiday gifts as well.  I cut out some Designer Paper (this was 6 inches across and I cut it at 4"--Normally I would have done 6x6 but I didn't have enough paper for that.)  I scored it in half and then used the ClassicLabel punch to punch out the center of the score lines so that the handles would fit through it.  I had to punch a little more than once to get this.  You just punch a portion of that score area so that it is not so large.  I created the tag using the glimmer paper.  I stamped the sentiment "For You" in poppy parade ink on whisper white and then it out using the Stitched Labels Framelits.  You could use a circle punch to get the same effect.  I layered that on a scalloped circle of Poppy Parade.  Mrs. Claus was diecut from the designer paper using the matching framelits.  I attached them to the tag with dimensionals.

Now for what was in that bag:  

I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock (cut 8.5 x 3') to create the holder for the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha coffee and rounded off the edges.  I stamped the sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink on whisper white and cut out with the Coffee Cafe framelits.  The "whipped cream" was cut out of glimmer paper. I used a little Tear & Tape to hold the sides together.

I created Wooden Ornaments using some wood slices I purchased on Amazon.  I stamped them with various stamps using Stazon ink and let them set for a few days.  I then colored them in with Stampin' Blends.  Here is one of my ornaments


I used our gold cord to create the hanger.  

Here is the card I created for this gift bag:


I'll share the swaps I made for trading and the swaps I received in another blog post.


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Many Holiday Catalog Items Selling Out

Many of the items in the Holiday catalog are selling out and may be gone as early as next week.  Stampin' Up! always tries to forecast what will and won't sell and this year the Holiday catalog was wildly popular.

If you want any of these items, you need to order them IMMEDIATELY!  There is no guarantee these items will be available later in the month.

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Stampin' Up! has told us these items are running low due to a communication problem in their inventory system and are working to get that system fixed so this will not happen again.  All items in the Holiday catalog are "as supplies last" but they never expected for this many items to run out.

Hello from OnStage!

I'm in Orlando, Florida, celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 30th anniversary and it's a ball! 

Stampin' Up! loves to pamper us and shower us with all sorts of goodies--stamp sets, a carryall, bag, designer paper, and more!  YOU could join us at the next one in April (just grab a Starter Kit and join the Stampin' Up! family!)



We've received the new Occasions catalog (coming in January) and also the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  You are going to love the new offerings!  A lot of the products coordinate with items in the annual catalog so will work with things you already own!  How great is that?  Makes what you own more usable!  We've received some great gifts--a carry bag, a tool carrying case, notebooks, pens, stamp sets, and gingham designer paper so far.

FYI:  Stampin' Up! is making some changes in their type of stamps.  They will no longer sell wood-mount stamps (except for some large background stamps).  The Clear-mount stamps are also changing--now they will be called "Cling" and you can actually put the stickers on and they will stick to your clear blocks or Stamparatus!  YAY!!!  I've tried them and they really stick!

Love the cat punch?  There's now a dog punch and a new stamp set for the cat!

Love stitched shape framelits?  There are Stitched Rectangle dies (13 in all!).  

Love butterflies?  You'll love all the offerings in both the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs for butterflies!

If you want to be sure to receive the catalogs from me (I'll be mailing them out mid-December), you will need to do one of two things:

1. Place an order.  Everyone who has ordered from me in the past year will automatically be added to my mailing list

2. Request a catalog.  You can fill out this form or click on the "request a catalog" in the menu above.


You know, you TOO could join me at future fun events just by purchasing the Starter Kit!  It's always a great deal at $99 since you get to choose $125 worth of products in your kit.  Order it now and you'll be able to order from the Occasions catalog (at a savings of 20% off!) in December!