Weekly Deals & New Holiday Classes

It's Tuesday and that means there are new Weekly Deals:

week deals

It's also time to get things in gear for my Holiday Classes. I have updated the link at the top of the blog. Click on Classes to find the schedule which includes things for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. You'll find cards, decor, gift giving and more. Space is limited so RSVP early to save a spot.



Picture Perfect

During a Stampin' Up convention one of the highlights is always getting free products. During one of the all attendee give-aways single stamps were passed out. There were about 6 different ones and I got the camera stamp called Snapshot. I paired it with the Project Life Remember This stamp set for the sentiments on this card. This would be a perfect card to use when you want to send a photo to someone.

Picture Perfect

Camera inside

Stamps: Snapshot, Remember This

Ink: Real Red, Memento Black, Smoky Slate Marker

Paper: Real Red, Basic Gray, Assorted DSP

Misc: Ticket Builder Punch, What's Up Punch


A few days ago I noticed a snake in my garage. I had just come home and was getting out of my car. I froze and then decided I needed to try to get it out of the garage so went inside to put my stuff down. In those few minutes that shake managed to crawl off and hide somewhere. If it had been out in the open and I could have used a broom to sweep it out of the garage I would have but there was no way I was going on a hunting expedition. So I did the next best thing – I left the garage door open a few inches for the next 2 days and prayed it would crawl back outside. It found it's way into the garage so I figured it could just find it's way back out. That's my story and I'm sure hoping it's right and that snake is gone. But just in case, I am moving pretty fast getting in and out of my car and back into my house.

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It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Well, only if you look at my collection of new stamp sets. It certainly doesn't feel much like it here in Florida. We are still very hot and humid … and rainy. But there's nothing like some bad weather to make you want to stay inside and stamp! I am so excited with all of the new stamp sets I have gotten from the Holiday Catalog. Last week I got together with some stamping buddies and we made 50 Christmas cards to send to our servicemen overseas. I used the Festival of Trees photopolymer stamp set to create this card. I did use up some of my retired papers but other colors can easily be substituted.

Festival of Trees

Stamps: Festival of Trees, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso

Paper: Vanilla, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Retired Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper

Misc: Tree Punch, Small Star Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Retired Ribbon


I have the Stampin' Up Color Caddy for storing my ink pads and ink refills. What's so nice about it is that there are trays on the top to hold the ink refills. However every time I needed one I couldn't see the labels so I would pick them up, one by one until I found the right color. Well, a few weeks ago I fixed that problem with a 1/4" circle punch and some glue. I punched out corresponding cardstock dots and glued them to the top of the lids and now I can spot the right color with a quick glance.


Have a Blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by,



Fall Wreath

The Holiday Catalog goes live today which means you can order from it and it is full of some pretty fabulous new products. If you don't have a copy of the new catalog and want one just let me know. I believe this is my favorite collection of holiday products. Nestled in with the Christmas stamps is a set called Wondrous Wreath. I love it for the Christmas cards that I know I will make but knew the minute I saw the set it would also be perfect for Fall and Spring wreaths too. The sentiment is from the stamp set For All Things.

Fall Wreath

Stamps: Wondrous Wreath, For All Things (Sentiment)

Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow

Paper: Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Vanilla, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper

Misc: Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Mossy Meadow Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

wondrous wreathFor all things







New Weekly Deals

Just posted today – this week's new deals. Prices will be good through next Monday while supplies last.

Wkly Deals

Today I had two UPS packages delivered. One was a box with my latest order. The other was my travel documents for the DC trip next month.  Woo Hoo!  Super excited as it is getting close. The craft envelope on the bottom of the pile is what everything was in. There are nametags for my daughter and I, luggage tags, a pop out map of DC and a pamphlet with general info and schedule. It's all so perfectly patriotic don't you think. My daughter and I have been planning our itinerary. There is so much to see and do I'm sure we will have the best time.


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Short & Sweet


If you have ever considered signing up this is the perfect time. Who doesn't love FREE product.

SHORT & SWEET STARTER KIT OFFER!  Aug. 21 – 28 ONLY!  Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and get $150 in product.

YOU CHOOSE:  Up to $150 worth of Stampin' Up! products (any current catalog, clearance, specially priced bundles–if we sell it, you can include it) in your kit.  That's $51 in FREE product.

BONUS!  You can add items from the new 2014 Holiday Catalog RIGHT NOW!

FREE SHIPPING:  The kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings

FILL YOUR WISH LIST:  Enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days).  Stock up and save on your favorite paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free product!

EVERYDAY DISCOUNT:  You'll receive a minimum of a 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active.

EARN EXTRA MOOLA!  Stampin' Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income.  The choice is yours!

TEST DRIVE.  Take advantage of Stampin' Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits through January 31, 2015.  If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales, you'll renew!

  There's no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further, no requirement to host workshops or parties and no penalty to drop!

Contact me if you want more information.

New Weekly Deals

Here are the latest and greatest! If you don't have the butterfly punch yet this is a good time to get it. I use it so often.

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B'day card for MikeMike's inside








I made this card for a friend recently. The owl is so easy to do using punches. The feet are flower punched from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack which has a flower, a star, and a heart.

Stamps: Just Sayin', Itty Bitty Banners

Ink: Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Black, White, Smokey Slate, Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper

Misc: 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Candy Dots, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Word Bubble Framelits

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,



Cased Bird Card

I saw this card from demonstrator Julie Gearinger recently online and loved it so much I cased it (copy and share everything) and made one for myself and then did it in a class. The only change I made was in the sentiment.

Brown BirdBrown Bird inside









 Stamps: An Open Heart, World of Dreams, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Black

Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Black, White

Misc: Gel Pen, White Chalk Marker

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Shooting Star Shaker

I saw a card that used the "swoosh" stamp from the stamp set Work of Art create a shooting star. I created this mini shaker version using the Star Framelits and the In Color Sequin Assortment. I cut out a small star opening in the white cardstock and then cut out the Coastal Cabana star using the two smallest size star framelits. Just put them both on a piece of cardstock , one inside the other, and run it through the Big Shot and you get the star with the center cut out. I then glued it on the white cardstock matching up the star openings. One the back side attach a piece of window sheet over the punched out star and then outline the edge of the star with dimensionals being sure to not leave any openings. Put a few sequins in the middle and then add another piece of cardstock over the dimensionals which will hold the sequins in place behind the clear center star. This whole piece of cardstock then needs to be attached to the Coastal Cabana mat with dimensionals.

Shooting StarShooting Star inside









Stamps: Be the Star, Pictogram Punches

Ink: Coastal Cabana

Paper: Coastal Cabana, White

Misc: Star Framelits, Small Star Punch, Sequins, Dimensionals

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