Stampin' BLENDS are available on November 1.  Relax and check out the following video from Stampin' Up!  (Coloring definitely allows me to relax, anyone else feel that way?)




Color Me Happy

Unpacked & beautiful

Last Friday, October 6, I told you about the new product that Stampin' Up! was introducing ~ STAMPIN' BLENDS.  I also said that one of the really fun things about being a demonstrator is that we are able to order some products early ~ and that is exactly what happened.  My new Blends arrived on Tuesday and Thursday night I got to play with them ~ a little.  (It has been a busy week getting ready for my 2018 CALENDAR CLASS today!)  I am hoping to be able to play a lot more on the weekend.

I wanted you to know because if you are interested in color blending with alcohol markers and ~ have ever thought about being a demonstrator (and, remember most demonstrators are hobby demonstrators who join for the discount) YOU can get these markers in your STARTER KIT.  But you have to make up your mind by tomorrow ~ Sunday, October 15!  After that they will not be available until they are available for EVERYONE!  Let me know ~ 757-641-9354 is my cell & I would love to hear from YOU!




When you spend $50 on stamp sets/supplies between yesterday and July 31, you'll get a $5 BONUS DAYS coupon that you can spend any time between August 2 - 31, 2016.  It is a great time to get items on your WISH LIST or stock up on essentials like card stock, adhesive, ribbon, etc.  IMPORTANT:  Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so a valid email address is necessary for you to participate in this promotion.  They will not be able to resend emails for your coupon numbers so be sure and write down the codes and keep them in a safe place so you don't miss out on coupons that you earn.  Lost coupons cannot be recovered.

Now, let's think about HOW TO earn one or more coupons.  Check out this video ~ it earned me a COUPON!


Too cute, right?  And, a great way to earn a coupon!  You can find FOXY FRIENDS on page 57 in the catalog.  If you are going to order in my online store be sure to use the HOSTESS CODE U93MRZJV.  Let me know if you have questions and share your foxy creations with me!  Susan Elise

Where did the punches go?

It seemed to a lot of us, as we looked through the NEW CATALOG, that many of the punches we have been able to order in past catalogs had disappeared.  True.  The reason is that Stampin' Up! included a new series of FRAMELITS in the 2016-2017 Catalog.  You can find them at the top of page 193.  I took some time to use the framelits and cut out shapes with the new IN COLOR CARD STOCK COLORS ~ Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  I wanted to show you the shapes but, most of all, the clearance between the shapes ~ much closer than we were able to create with punches.  I think you will like them!

Layering Squares plain edge


Layering Squares scalloped 2


Sweet & Sassy Hearts

Sweet & Sassy Hearts 2





We are getting close to the end of these pretty colors in the Stampin' Up! Color Collection.  I am sure you have thought about it, considered checking your refills, filling in your collection and making a list but have you done it?  I remember last year at this time sending out a reminder but I also remember a month or so later that YOU, my fabulous customer, wanted to order in-color products (particularly refills) and there were none available. So, a little advice ~ NOW is the time to make that inventory check and let me know what you would like to order.  It has always amazed me how quickly the IN COLOR PRODUCTS DISAPPEAR!

Blackberry Bliss

Hello Honey

Lost Lagoon


Mossy Meadow

Tangelo Twist


The lovely butterflies are back............

The Butterflies are back!!  We realize you have been disappointed that you were not able to purchase the Thinlits in time to receive Sale-A-Bration rewards--especially in the discounted bundles. So, Stampin' Up! has a special offer for you...


Therefore, starting today through April 30, Stampin' Up! is bringing you two special offers:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

SO... Order the Butterflies Thinlit/Butterflies Basic Bundles at 15% discount and free item offer, click one of the links below: 

Wood mount #139322 

Clear mount #139323 

Photopolymer #138865   


 If you need me to place your order for you, or have any questions about the specials, let me know. 


Marker & stamp pad case

This stamp pad and marker storage unit is new in the Cat/Art Studio and I thought you might like to see it.  I have been using Stampin' Up!'s Color Caddy (104335) for years successfully but this unit takes up less room and gives me more counter space ~ definitely an advantage.  I have more work space than previously.  The company is Stamp-a-Storage and it is in MN.  If you want more information just let me know.  Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise

Need Some Personalized Stamps?

Stampin' Up has a wonderful choice of Personalized stamps that you can use for so many other tasks.  Get yourself a Staz-On pad, ink refill and stamp of choice and you are on your way!!

Take a look at the flyer below (and click on it to download your own personal copy).  You can see the multiple options.  One of the most popular is the new Circle Monogram stamp.  You can customize it for almost any occasion.  


If you would like to purchase any of the personalized stamps, visit my online store today.  You can also send your order to me and I will place it for you.  


New Catalog & Envelope Punch Board Class

HAPPY NEW CATALOG DAY!  Today is the first day we can order from the new catty and it won't be until this afternoon sometime.  Stampin' Up! needs time to load the new information into the ordering system.  I mentioned in my last Newsletter that I would be posting a new HOSTESS CODE for this month and here it is:  YBFMUGRU.  And, also, that if you placed an online order of $50 or more from the new catalog I would send you a spool of Stampin' Up!'s NEW 1/4" COTTON RIBBON ~ all you have to do is tell me what color you would like to have ~ there are 12 to choose from!  You can find the ribbon on page 207 in the new catty.  That hostess code will be good all month and so is the ribbon offer!!!

Last Saturday I held my second Envelope Punch Board class.  There are so many ways to use that tool, you just wouldn't believe it!  I have already scheduled my next class ~ Envelope Punch Board III ~ for Sunday, July 27, at 2 PM.

Punch Bd tags
These cute shaped tags were made with the Punch Board.



Punch Bd favor
Quick and easy favor box ~ perfect for a wedding table.


Punch Bd card and box
A set of four cards and a gift box that holds four cards & four envelopes.


Punch Bd cards

Join me for my next Punch Board Class ~ the projects will be totally different!  Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope to see you at my NEW CATTY OPEN HOUSE on Friday or Saturday this week ~ let me know when to expect you please ~ email me now!