Paper Pumpkin on Sale – Woo Hoo!

Stampin' Up has a video showcasing the January Paper Pumpkin. I love this months surprise.  And I love that everything (except adhesive) you need to create the projects from Paper Pumpkin are included in the kit. That's right. Each kit includes Ink, Stamps, Paper, and Embellishments.

Every month is a surprise paper crafting project. Some months it's cards and other months there might be a project like the Valentine treats in January's kit.


For the first time ever, Stampin' Up is lowering the price of our 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!

Why did they choose to discount the 3 month subscription? Because all good things come in threes! Here are three things

I know you'll love.

  1. Save $5.00 on your subscription.
  2. The price point instantly qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
  3. Skip to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink, and paper ready to go for amazing paper crafting projects. 

If it’s Tuesday …. New Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up has new Weekly Deals every Tuesday and here are this weeks:


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I wanted to also share a card that my friend, Betty Herring, created. I believe she cased a card she saw on Pinterest. I am so amazed at the cards people come up with using the stamps in this set. Would you see a snowman looking at these stamps?

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Isn't this the cutest snowman! And Betty has a thing for snowmen. It was the perfect card to send out those Christmas thank you cards.

Snowman Thank You

Thanks for stopping by,


It’s “Better Than Email”

I love this new Photopolymer stamp set called Better Than Email. Of course we all use email but that is just no substitute for getting a real hand-stamped card in the mail.  This set is only $15.95.

Better than email

And here is this weeks new Deals – sale prices good through next Monday.

Weekly Deals

You can order either via my online store by clicking on my name below or email me and I will be happy to order for you.

Some of you have recently told me you were no longer getting my blog updates by email and after doing some checking I realized that the mechanism for doing that had disappeared from my blog. It's way to complicated for me to know how to fix it so today I was able to get it worked on and it is fixed. You will need to subscribe again to my blog using the link in the upper right and you should then get emails whenever I post something.


14 New Stampin’ Up Videos

Stampin' Up! has created fourteen new video tutorials highlighting products and techniques from the new Sale-A-Bration Brochure (earn a free gift for every $50 you spend) and Occasions Catalog.  Contact me for a copy of the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can also see them here on my blog by clicking on the links located on the right sidebar.

Click on each video thumbnail to watch video.

Pink thumbnails highlight products from the Occasions Catalog.
Yellow thumbnails highlight products from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.




Occasions Catalog, Sale-a-Bration & New Weekly Deals Begins Today!

Today the new Occasions catalog goes live and Sale-a-Bration begins. Sale-A-Bration, one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales events of the year, runs Jan. 6 – March 31!  FREE PRODUCT!  For every $50 in product you spend (before shipping and tax), get a Sale-A-Bration gift FREE.  Click on the images below to see all of the wonderful new products.










There are New Weekly Deals today too!  These are available for one week only while supplies last.

Wkly Deals

You can order from my online store by clicking below on my name or contact me and I will be happy to put in an order for you.



Merry Christmas!

It is early Christmas morning and the house is quiet and all aglow with the tiny white lights of the tree and the mantle decorations. I love so much about Christmas and sitting in the quiet with the lights is just one of so many things. Because my daughter, a nurse, is working today we did our Christmas family get-together last night. We went to church first, then came home to dinner and presents. We decided to do soup and salad bar again after doing it at Thanksgiving and everyone liking it so much. My daughter, my son, and I each made a different kind of soup. We had quiche, the salad bar, and some assorted cheeses and crackers and breads. For dessert I made a fruit pizza.


My daughter, Lynn Ann, got engaged yesterday. We are all so excited for her and Don.


I realized after looking at photos this morning I didn't really take many and didn't get a good one of Jason, my son, so will have to get some more pictures today. He gave Lynn Ann and I the same gift three different times and we had to do a bit of guessing to figure out what the gift really was. This is one of them which is a bit difficult to see that it is a bag of sugar and a large spoon. Then we each got an umbrella. Can you guess the gift?


A Spoonful of Sugar Makes the Medicine Go Down!

He is taking us to see the play Mary Poppins. 

Then the last gift we each had to open at the same time was a child's tube of lipstick with a Disney princess on it. That one took us a bit longer to realize. The princess was Belle. He is taking us to Orlando to see the play Beauty and the Beast. Very cleaver Jason. And what fun gifts. Anytime I am with my children is special. I also got this unusual gift from Lynn Ann and Don.

IMG_4908If it had not had a label with a picture I doubt I would have realized what it was for. Each end of the towel has a mitt so that you can insert both hands and use it to dry dishes.

And here is one of the many Christmas cards I made this year. I just loved the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and matching Framelits. I used the wreath to make Fall and Thanksgiving cards and I already am planning on some Spring wreaths.

Joy Card

And finally, here is an ornament I made. I was inspired by the one fellow demonstrator Laura Baxley made and only changed it a bit by adding the doily and silver tinsel to mine. There is some white chunky glitter inside along with some of the snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins pack in the Holiday Catalog. The stamp set is White Christmas.

Christmas SU OrnamentRemember that items from the Holiday catalog are only available through January 5th. If there is something you want you still have time to get it before they go away.

Merry Christmas to all. Have a Blessed day.



Year-End Closeouts

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New items have been added to the clearance rack – and many of them are from the Holiday Catalog so if you missed getting something you wanted you may find it at sale pricing. And if you missed out on getting the Good Greetings Hostess stamp set shown below it is also on sale for just $10.19.  There are tons more deals starting at just $1.99.  You can check out all of the great deals here.

Check back later today or tomorrow for some pictures of recent Christmas cards.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of my stamping friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! I have all of my children and grandchildren here this year and am so grateful anytime we can be together. My son and his family from KY arrived Tuesday night after driving in pouring rain most of the day and getting stuck in a 2 hour traffic stop due to an accident on down the road.  Yesterday we went to Hollywood Studios. It was another day with a lot of rain but we decided to go anyway knowing the weather was to clear up later in the day and thinking it might keep some people home and the crowds wouldn't be too bad. That didn't happen! I have never seen so many people there. Every Fast Pass was taken by the time the park opened. We stood in line for Toy Story for an hour and a half. The good thing was we were out of the rain … and the ride was fun and one I had never been on. The day ended on the street of the Osborne Christmas lights and snow which is my favorite and certainly puts you in the Christmas spirit.























Here is just one of the Thanksgiving cards I made this year:

Fall Trees & House

And the inside ….

Fall Trees & House inside

Have a truly blessed day of Thanksgiving.


Online Extravaganza Starts Monday

The Online Extravaganza is back!  Monday, November, 24th and Monday, December, 1st will be door buster sales for that day only, but there is so much other stuff that is on sale all week through Dec. 2nd.  Everything is while supplies last so check out the list and get your order in before items might run out. Lots of items 50% off, 40% off 30% off and 20% off.


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Items below at 50%, 40%, 30% and 20% are available from Nov. 24 – Dec. 2while supplies last




These items below are available only Monday, December 1st.


You can order through my online store here.


Happy, Happy, Happy

When I was at a Stamping event recently I saw a similar card to this and loved how the stamp set What's Your Type can be used to spell out words.



Stamps: What's Your Type, Petite Pairs and the " small happy's" are from retired sets

Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana

Paper: Night of Navy, White, Maritime Designer Series Paper


Weekly Deals

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These items are on sale through next Monday, November 24th. You can see them and order them from my stamping store here.
 The buttons are great that they are very flat and mail easily.

Thanks for stopping by,