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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Welcome to 2017

Time has flown by so rapidly.  How quickly the calendar pages turn over each month.

We are at the end of the Holiday Catalog period, orders can be placed until January 3rd but only while supplies last.

These thinlits and framelits are included in the year-end close-out but they are discounted overstock products.  On January 4th they will return to full price, so do not wait to grab these items and save!  Click on the image to see these items in my online store.

Click here to see all of the discounted products.

Open House and Customer Appreciation

This is a free event, you can plan to come for an hour anytime during the event.  If you RSVP, I will prepare a special gift for you!  Bring a friend and share stamping with them.

Birthday Card Buffet

Coming up on Saturday January 21 is a birthday card buffet to get you stocked up for all your birthday needs this year!  How does it work?

I will design 10 cards and number them, then post them to you, my customers. You choose which cards you want to make and how many of each card. I cut everything for you and when you come to class you stamp and cut out everything for each card and assemble ONE of each at class. The rest is homework, but you have everything you need already, you just glue it together. I will have a max of 20 cards you can choose and I charge $35 for the class.  I hope this sounds fun and efficient to get stocked up for 2017!

Online Orders

You can order with me directly or you can order through my online store.  Please use this hostess code: YK4MN3MK for any online order that is less than $149.  The online store can be viewed HERE.

Happy New Year, enjoy the time with your family and I'll see you soon at the Open House!


Monday, December 19, 2016

Team Swap #13

Here we are at the last week for the Holiday Catalog Team Swaps! 

Betsy Lang made this team swap using the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set.  You can see the set HERE.  The sentiment comes from the Tin of Tags stamp set, here.  Both of these stamp sets are currently discounted and slated for retirement.  So now is a great time to scoop them up for your stamp collection.

• Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
        • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 
        21, after which they will be only available while supplies last. 
        • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies                last. 

The closeouts continue while supplies last.  Be sure to shop here and grab your favorites.  There are also several current items that have excess stock - they are discounted until January 3rd.  On January 4th they will go back to normal pricing.

I will be starting this series again in January to showcase designs from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.  I'm looking forward to sharing more team swaps with you!

Have a Merry Monday,


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Serving Others, Shop from Home, Gift Cards, January

Last night was my second year to join a service project for Chrysalis.  Chrysalis provides a safe, loving Christian environment for women coming out of incarceration, addiction, and abuse.  My church gathers their wishlist for their children.  These are posted anonymously on our Impact Tree for people to commit to shop and provide those items.  Then we gather for a Christmas party to deliver the gifts, share dinner together, wrap the presents, make gift tags and wish them a Merry Christmas!

We arrived after a day of snowshowers.  It was a quintessential wintery scene for a Christmas party.

Gifts are stacked up and waiting.  Food arriving for dinner.

The team members waiting for the residents to arrive after their work day.

The ladies were so excited to open the bags and start wrapping gifts for the children in their lives.

I prepared elements for making gift tags.  I coordinated, stamped, cut, and punched so it was quick and easy for them to assemble the tags they selected.  They really enjoyed making the tags and it was fun to chat while they learned about tape runners and tying ribbon.

Here is a gift all tagged and read to be given!
My heart is full of admiration for these ladies as they work hard to make a new life with goals and dreams.  I am so grateful to have spent the evening with them.

Today is the last day to shop with Stampin' Up! and have your product order arrive in time for Christmas.  And we have so many great deals on close-out and even several current items are discounted due to excess stock.  So don't miss out shopping your favorite stamping tools and supplies.  Shop HERE.

Did you know that you can buy a gift certificate from me and they can order from out of state?!?  Stampin' Up! is great way to give creativity and the order goes to their door.

You can also purchase a gift subscription to Paper Pumpkin in various time-lengths.  And I will send you a printable gift card to present the subscription.

Mark your calendars NOW to join me in January!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Team Swap #12

Here we are at Monday and time for another Team Swap reveal!  Just to recap this series: each catalog my team and I swap card fronts to widen our collection of beautiful designs to share with you, our customers!  I love my team mates and that we can collaborate and have fun together.

This was made by Jael Komac using the Glamper Greetings stamp set.  The flamingo, wreath, and palm tree are such a fun touch for Christmas in warm weather.  This set offers so many accessories for your glamper - you can be stylish in so many seasons!

These are designs made by Stampin' Up! and featured in the online store, aren't they fun?!?

Did you know that most of my team are here for the discount and never blog, advertise or hold a class?  You can read about the options HERE and see which type appeals most to you.  It is your choice! And HERE is where you learn a few more details.  I would love to have you join my team and collaborate our creativity.
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Paper Pumpkin - Wonderful Winterland

November Paper Pumpkin - Wonderful Winterland

There are so many fun ideas on Pinterest to make variations with your November Paper Pumpkin kit. You can click HERE to see the Paper Pumpkin Pinterest page.  

I grabbed just a few images to show you what a diversity of ideas you can find on Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Pinterest page. I love those photo cards!

If you have loved this kit and want more you can order refill kits HERE.

Have you been on the fence and you are ready to join us as we skip to the fun?  Go HERE to subscribe and join us!  The 10th is the last day each month to set up your subscription, shortly after that they bill accounts and then start shipping.

Not sure what Paper Pumpkin is? Then, please watch this brief description.

It is great fun to open your mail box and discover the cheery, bright red box full of fun to take you away for an hour or two of creativity each month.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Team Swap #11

Welcome to another Team Swap Monday!  This week will be two swaps to help fan the excitement for Christmas cards!

This swap was made by me using the Star of Light bundle.  The thinlits have beautiful, detailed stars; and the stamps have a gorgeous celestial swirl as well as several stars and a beautiful font for sentiments.
I used Island Indigo, Night of Navy and Whisper White in the paper and inks on this card.  This stamp and thinlit bundle is a lovely addition for cards and papercrafts for gift packaging and decor projects.

Patti Back made this swap featuring the Cookie Cutter bundle.  The gingerbread house is cut out of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  This stamp and punch bundle makes several whimsical characters. 

I hope you have enjoyed today's swaps. There will be two more cards to share in this Team Swap Monday series. In January I will feature our new Occasions and Sale-a-brations catalog swaps.  I love doing swaps with my team to learn from each others' creativity creates a positive energy and so much fun!  I would love to have you join my team, there are details here and you are welcome to contact me.  We have a LOT of fun and love connecting from all over the country.

Meanwhile we have a gargantuan close-out sale running in December.  Things are selling out so don't miss on your favorite products.  If you want something be sure to order it right away.

You can shop online or locally with me.  Please use my December hostess code, YK4MN3MK, if your order is under $149.  Shop on line here:

Come back Wednesday for more Christmas fun!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Closeout Sale and Retired List

Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer our customers! Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Read below for promotion rules and information.

Click to see the Retired Products List from the Holiday Catalog.

These are a few items that are amazing prices for current product in our annual catalog:

You can order with me either over the phone, email, text or use my online store.  When shopping online, if your order is $149 or less would you please use my December hostess code: YK4MN3MK before you check out.

Enjoy all the fun bargains and savings on hundreds of products. This is a great wat to supply gifts on your shopping list for others and yourself.  Don't miss this opportunity to share creativity with your friends and family.  Happy Closeout Sale!!!

• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017 
• All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store.
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. 
• Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time. 
• High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price. 
• Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
• Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last. 
• Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last. 
• Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3. 


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Quick and Easy

I have a few stamp sets that I just haven't played with very much.  I love them and reached for them to make this thank you card.  This is the large flower in the Flourishing Phrases bundle. It made a beautiful background in Dapper Denim.  Aren't the metal rimmed pearls elegant as flower centers?  I love, love, love my Decorative Label Punch - it make sentiments look classy!

Today is the last day of our 25% of stamp sale to coordinate with the newly released Stitched Shapes Framelits. 

I highly recommend the Tin of Tags stamp set - it is my favorite and I have used it over and over this month.

Enjoy stamping for your holiday cards, sweet treats and packaging. I have one more public class in December for gift tags and sweet treats.  Please contact me for details to join my class.

Aren't the stitching impressions a perfect touch on this tag?


Monday, November 28, 2016

24 hours Sale, Exgtravaganza, and Team Swap Monday #10

Monday bings some really big savings on our 24 hour sale.  If you have a Big Shot you really need to get the Magnetic Platform.  Here are the items during the flash sale:

And today is the last day for the entire sale that is listed here.

And here is our Team Swap Monday series!

This card was made by Julie Robinson.  She used the adorable Candy Cane Land Designer Series Paper and Washi tape collection.  The sentiment is in the Star of Light stamp set.  I love this paper and all the whimsy it brings to cheerful cards and projects.

My stamping team is a lot of fun.  You can always get a starter kit of $125 products that you select - discounted to $99.  Then you get early access to new catalogs and products, as well as a discount!  I would be happy to chat with you about this no-obligation opportunity.

If you order $149 or less online please use this hostess code: HPY3VQJY
Orders of $50 and over will receive a gift of your choice: 

a pack of pearls or rhinestones, offer ends November 28, 2016.

Have a great Monday!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Tags and Extravaganza

I will be teaching a class and needed to design Christmas tags.  I like these stamps from the "Oh What Fun" stamp set.  

The fonts are very different and they look great paired with the "This Christmas" Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This stamp set is part of the current stamp sale.

Our Extravaganza Sale for black Friday continues until Monday.  I hope you will hop over and look at all the items we have available.

Click on the image above and it will take you to my online store.

Don't miss out on all these great stamps that are 25% off during November!

And the reason they are on sale is that they fit beautifully in these new Stitched Shapes Framelits!  I love how this stitched effect makes each project look so finished and crisp. 

If you order $149 or less online please use this hostess code: HPY3VQJY
Orders of $50 and over will receive a gift of your choice: 
a pack of pearls or rhinestones, offer ends November 28, 2016.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Gentle Sympathy and Extravaganza

I have recently needed a few more sympathy cards than normal.  I really liked the subtle background from Touches of Texture stamp set.  Perfect Plum ink on the Perfect Plum card stock seemed like a very gentle monochromatic choice.  The sentiment came from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

I hope that my friend is comforted and finds it lovely to look at during this sad time of loss.  Everyone needs to know that they are loved and supported.  A handmade card definitely shows love.

Our Extravaganza is all week long but remember many items are while supplies last.  So order your selections soon!

We are still in the midst of the November Stamp Sale.  These stamp sets are 25% off during November to coordinate with our early release of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

If you order $149 or less online please use this hostess code: HPY3VQJY
Orders of $50 and over will receive a gift of your choice: 
a pack of pearls or rhinestones, offer ends November 28, 2016.