Extravaganza Sale Begins TODAY!

Online Extravaganza starts with a Flash Sale of a few items that will only be available today. There are many other items that will be available all week but be sure to not miss these great deals for today. You can order online and combine any of the other sale items with your order and any other items from any of the catalogs or Clearance Rack.

FLASH SALE: These items are available today only! The Designer Series Paper special is purchase 3 and receive a 4th package FREE.

50% OFF – Available All Week While Supplies Last

40% OFF – Available All Week While Supplies Last


30% OFF – Available All Week While Supplies Last


20% OFF – Available All Week While Supplies Last



Have fun shopping and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.








Online Extravaganza Begins Monday!


STARTS MONDAY November 23!  Save up to 50 percent on select products during the Stampin’ Up! week-long Online Extravaganza!  To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of the Online Extravaganza.

But, remember:  Online Extravaganza savings are only while supplies last, so get them while you can!  SALE ENDS NOV. 30.  




  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • You must use bundle item codes provided for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.  Don’t forget to check the Holiday catalog, Retiring product list, Weekly Deals, and Clearance.

Remember to use this month's Hostess Code DNA2X7PD when ordering online and your order is less than $150. If you have an order that is greater than $150 DO NOT use the hostess code.  Click below to go to my online store.



Weekly Deals and Upcoming Extravaganza

Hears the newest Deals from Stampni' Up good through Monday, November 23rd while supplies last.

WD 17

We also got notice today of an upcoming Extravaganza which will run from November 23rd – 30th with items reduced up to 50% off. Be sure to check back later in the week for those details. They did this last year and there were many, many great sale prices.


Stampin' Up restructured the way events are done due to to the global markets. I have always gone to convention in Salt Lake City in July. The name of this event has been changed to On Stage and will rotate between Europe, North America and Australia/New Zealand being held in November and April. This past weekend was the first of the new On Stage events. On Stage Live which is the big event was held in Brussels. I could have gone to Brussels but I don't think I could handle the plane trip. While that was going on there were On Stage Local events in six cities in North America and two in Australia/New Zealand. We were fortunate that Tampa was one of the cities so I went along with about 400 other demonstrators. We had so much fun with demonstrations, some make & takes, prize patrol, presents, swapping and more. They unveiled the upcoming Occasions catalog which will be out in January and the Sale-a-Bration brochure. We aren't allowed to show it yet but let me just say there are some absolutely wonderful new products and stamp sets.

IMG_6986My upline and friend, Catherine Harwood, and I have shared so many Stampin'Up events.

321 groupThe gals from Catherine's 321 Demonstrators group.

IMG_6969We stayed right next to the convention center on the RIverwalk which was so nice. There were many runners and cyclists and I just had to snap this photo of a bike repair stop for people to use at no charge. The tools were all attached with cables so that they couldn't be taken and there was air available for flat tires. What a really cool idea.


IMG_7074My friend Carol Hall and I. It's a bit fuzzy because I accidently hit some filter on my phone.

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Christmas Card Class Fun

This is a pretty busy time of the year for me with quite a few special card classes. I had two classes using the Shaker Card Kit several weeks ago and this week was my annual Christmas Card Stamp a Stack. I had two classes for this where they made 16 cards, 4 cards each of 4 different designs. I said my house looked like a craft store because my mantle is decorated with fall things and orange lights and I put a out a Christmas refreshment table with all Christmas things. It was festive to say the least.

Christmas card class CollageRuth, Tara, Shirley, Barbara B, Carol, and Barbara W

Christ. cards classCindy, Cathy, and Kim

Christmas Class CollageTangela, Joni, Karri, Donna, Robin, Barbarb C, LaNelle, Margaret and Donna

This is one of the cards we made and also the card I brougt as a swap to the Stampin' Up event I am at in Tampa this weekend.

Navy sleighride


I will post the other cards later this week.
937753-friday-13thYikes, I just realized it is Friday the 13th! I haven't seen any black cats, haven't stepped on any cracks (that I know of), haven't opened an umbrella inside, or broken a mirror or walked under a ladder. But just in case I'll knock on wood.  Hope your day has been a good one.





Weekly Deals and a Cute Snowman

There are some great deals this week: WD10

The Perfect Pines Framelit Dies coordinate with Peaceful Pines stamp set and the Snow Flurry Punch coordinates with Flurry of Wishes stamp set. We recently made this card in class which I cased from Georgeann Manning. I made just a couple of tinly changes to my card. Isn't this snowman just the cutest!

red snowmanThe tiny white snowflakes are retired product form last year but since I had so many I thought they went well with this card. The two stamped snowflakes are on one stamp and when you punch them out they punch out as two. I cut the snowman's head out using a circle framlit die and then cut about 1/3 off the bottom.

It's a little hard to think snow living in Florida. We are still having temps in the upper 80's and high humidity. Ugh! I'm ready for some cooler weather.

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Wild About Flowers

This is such an easy peasy card and appropriate for just so many different occasions.  I was inspired by Dawn Olchefske. She created it with  cardstock in shades of browns and used a different ribbon so I changed it up a bit and came up with this version. The stamp set is Wild About Flowers and I used Pool Party, Pear Pizzaz, and Lost Lagoon cardstock panels on a Sahara Sand mat and then attached it to Early Espresso card base.

3 Flowers

For the inside of the card I used one of the many sentiments included in the stamp set.

3 flowers inside



It’s Tuesday – Time for Deals

Every Tuesday morning Stampin' Up's Weekly Deals are announced. These discounted prices are only good for one week.



The Flower Medallion Punch coordinates with the Crazy About You stamp set from the annual catalog and with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set from the Holiday mini catalog. It is algo great used by itself to punch out flowers to be used with other projects.

Have a great day and happy stamping,


Fall Leaves

This card was inspired by LeAnn Greff over at her blog, Flowerbug 's Inkspot. I never wouId have thought to put these colors together as I tend to go with traditional fall colors when I'm using leaf stamps. I made some little changes in my card.

FB Leaves card


While I have been making quite a few fall cards it still doesn't feel much like fall yet here in Florida. I went back to DIsney again today and by mid afternoon it was a little warm. But, all in all, another fun day. We went to Epcot and headed straight to the back and hopped aboard a boat and went to Hollywood Studios where we spent a little time. We went on The Great Movie RIde which highlights so many of the old Hollywood films. I love good movies and often rewatch some of my favorites.  Then we headed back to Epcot but got off the boat at one of the resorts and walked the rest of the way to the park. And just in time for lunch so we tried some new food samples. Our favorite today was the chicken sausage and polenta from Canada. I would love to have that recipe but if you know me you know I don't really cook much. At a later stop for bratwurst on a pretzel roll in Germany we sat at a table with another couple. The one thing about this festival is that it's not always easy to find somewhere to sit. We enjoyed chatting with them for awhile and ended our day with creme brulee from France and another ride through Spaceship Earth. That never gets old.
Great movie ride
mary poppins
singin in rain
Singin' In the Rain is one of my favorite movies. If you haven't seen it go rent it. Gene Kelly's dance in the rain is amazing.
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Christmas Shaker Cards

Don't you just love Stampin' Up kits? I'm so glad I got the To You & Yours Shaker Card kit and that I decided to offer a class for it.  The kit is in the Holiday mini catalog and comes with all you'll need to make 18 cards. The stamp set To You & Yours Too is designed to coordinate with the shaker card kit. So I bought the stamp set and then the people who came to the class could use my stamp set. I have seen some online photos of cards that were done without the stamp set so you can do it but it's nice to have the stamps that go with the cards.

Shaker Cards


to you & yoursPhotopolymer, # 139819  $16.00

The kit, which sells for $24, was so popular that it sold out immediately and has been backordered but additional kits are expected in October 26th.

Even though my house is decorated for Halloween and Fall, playing some Christmas CD's helped us all get into that Christmas spirit. Such great fun we all had today.

Karri & BarbaraKarri and Barbara

Tangela & CindyTangela and Cindy

Carol & KathyCarol and Kathy

Remember, Christmas is just 61 days away …