Live today ~ Occasions Catalog & it's Sale-A-Bration!

Starting today, Wednesday, January 3 you can order from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions catalog, and earn FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Both catalogs are loaded with new products to take you through Winter and welcome Spring.  There are so many new products to choose from and you can earn FREE SAB items along the way!  Click on the catalogs below to see all the NEW products.  (If your catalog didn't arrive in your mailbox in December, give me a call or EMAIL ME.)

2018 Sale-a-Bration Catalog2018 Occasions Catalog

I also have a few videos to get you started.  Take a look:


You can also visit my online store and see all the new products.  Let me know if you have questions............Susan Elise


Designer Tee Stamp Set Video

Today I have a video to share with you showcasing the Designer Tee stamp set which is one of the products you can earn for free in the Sale-a-Bration catalog during this promotion which ends on March 31st.  It coordinates with the Custom Tee and T-Shirts Builder Framelits Dies which are available in the Occasions catalog.

The Occasions catalog will be around for a little longer, however, the Sale-a-Bration catalog is only around through March 31st. It will be here before you know it. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions about our products.



Stylish Stems ~ unique dies

In this video, Holly talks about some pretty special dies in the Occasions catalog.  These Stylish Stems Framelits have a few different ways to use them and that's what I love about them.  They also coordinate well with the Special Reasons stamp set.  Take a look at how you can use them and see my sample below.....  

If you are in one of my monthly Stamp Clubs you will use the dies, along with the fabulous Sweet Sugarplum GLIMMER PAPER (the new Sale-a-bration product) in your club get-together.  In this sample we used our Note Cards & Envelopes (#131527).  I am sorry the picture doesn't pick up the sparkle ~ I need a sparkle app or something...........

Notecard w glimmer paper

 I will post another sample that I made tomorrow ~ this one uses the coordinating stamp set, Special Reason (#142902).  You can find both of these on page 42 in the Occasions Catalog.  Thanks for stopping by and have a loverly weekend!  Susan Elise 

Contact me for more information or to get your own Occasions catalog.



To die for.................

Birthday Box

Here you can see another one of the small square dies that comes with the bundle, WINDOW SHOPPING.  This candle die and the one with the heart design both need to be treated a little differently because of their obvious orientation (you don't want your candles upside down, do you?).  Click on this link to see a video about this process.

Three boxes three designs

Here are the three designs included in with the dies.

Box as luminary

Such a pretty way to use the pretty little boxes, don't you think?  Check this bundle out on page 43 in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions catalog, the clear mount bundle is $50.25 ~ and you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product of your choice!  Let me know what you think!  SE

Window Shopping?

There is a pretty stamp set, Window Shopping, in the Occasions Catalog and it is bundled with a set of dies but I think the picture is misleading so I wanted to tell you a little more about it.  Look on page 43.  The stamp set and the bundle are at the top of the page and at the bottom you will see some projects created with the bundle.  What I think is misleading is the actual picture of the dies which are positioned to get all of them in the picture at the same time.  However, the main frame is 'filled in' with dies that are used separately.  There are actually 9 dies in the picture.


All the dies can be used separately.  For instance, the large intricate one in the center creates this design.  I cut the design in a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White, sponged color on the base card and layered the design  over the base card using Dimensionals.

Card w sponging

To make the pretty boxes only the frame is used, cut out twice and glued together.  The tab margins are small but the Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309) works very well to hold the box together.  In the boxes, below, I lined the lid with one of the NEW SALE-A-BRATION products ~ 6" x 6" GLIMMER PAPER ASSORTMENT PACK.  The fabulously sparkly paper comes in Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum ~ all available next week.

Boxes w glimmer paper

So sorry that the sparkle isn't evident in the picture.  I will give you a little more information about the boxes tomorrow and try to find a better picture of the glimmer paper ~ really, you are going to love it!  Let me know what you think about Window Shopping!  Susan Elise

Getting romantic?

With Valentines Day coming up, I thought I would share this great So in Love stamp set and coordinating So Detailed thinlits from the Occasions catalog.  You can find them on page 52 and, yes, there is a SO IN LOVE BUNDLE.  They are such elegant products that they can be used for many romantic occasions ~ weddings, anniversaries, engagement parties or just to say I Love You.  Stampin' Up! always has great ideas to pass on for new products and Carrie will show you ways to use the stamp set & thinlits in this video. 

Contact me for more information or to get your own Occasions catalog.





As demonstrators we receive WEEKLY UPDATES from Stampin' Up! on Tuesday each week ~ it's a great way to keep informed and to keep ahead of changes at headquarters in Riverton, Utah.  Yesterday the following information was included in the update and I thought you might be interested (and, that you might notice a difference in the colors of some of our card stock in the future and want to know why).

 Cardstock Colors

We’ve had some changes in the production of our cardstock and wanted to give you a little background information so you’re aware of what’s going on. Each time a paper mill manufactures a batch of paper, it may look slightly different than the batch before, even though they’re using the same specifications to create the paper. Lighting also affects how the paper looks. For example, Real Red might look a certain shade inside your kitchen, but when you take it outside it could look slightly different. We work with our paper vendors to ensure the highest quality cardstock. This includes making sure the visual tolerance (the varying shade of each color) stays within an acceptable range, whether there’s a slight variation from batch to batch or it looks different depending on the lighting.

We work with several paper mills to manufacture cardstock. One of the mills we’ve been using closed recently, so we’ve been working with another one of our mills to produce more colors of our cardstock than they were before. We’ve been working closely with this mill to ensure the visual color tolerance stays within an acceptable range. With the switch in paper mills, you may notice a slight variance in some colors as we continue to tighten the range of visual tolerance. Rest assured: through this transition, our cardstock is still within an acceptable range of visual tolerance, which means it will continue to coordinate across product lines.

Window Shopping and Window Box Thinlits Video

Here is a video that you will be particularly interested in if you are in a Cat/Art Studio Stamp Club as we will be exploring ways to use it for our February club meeting.  This video features the Window Shopping stamp set and Window Box Thinlits.  

 You can find all of the information about the Framelits  and the stamp set on page 43 in the  Occasions catalog ~ there are so many possibilities with the WINDOW SHOPPING BUNDLE.  It will be fun to explore at our February get-together!  I look forward to seeing you!

Contact me for more information or to get your own Occasions catalog.



"Life looks Beautiful on you!"

Stamp set

The Beautiful You stamp set is one you can use over and over ~ there are 8 sayings in the set so it covers so many reasons to send a card!  

Dancing in green w celebrate

BEAUTIFUL YOU CLASS this coming Saturday, February 4, make 7 simple cards with this charming set.  The class meets on Saturday morning at 10 AM in the Cat/Art Studio and the class fee is $25.

Model beautiful you


Umbrella w Falling in Love DSP



Pretty Pocket Card Kit

 Another great new Sale-a-Bration product is the Pretty Pocket Card Kit.   Stampin Up! has a video to show you more about the kit and how to assemble it.  The cards are simple to put together & really fun to do.  There is a space to write on each of the cards before you put them in the pocket and send them to a friend.  They also make a great gift!  Remember, you can get this card kit FREE with a $50 product purchase from Stampin' Up!  

You can dowload the Occasions catalog or Sale-a-Bration catalog, but if you would rather have a copy mailed to you, please contact me.  And, Happy Birthday Mozart!