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Very Valentine Week #2

Valentine cupcake

We used this stamp set at my Saturday morning Stamp-A-Stack last weekend but we used it to make a birthday card.  I think everyone had a good time!  I know they were busy because they were making 16 birthday cards!!  If you are interested in my next Stamp-A-Stack on February 25 let me know soon as the class is filling up!

To make this fun Valentine you will need:

Stamp set:  Sweet Cake, #125492 (c) or #125490 (w), Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Catalog

Card stock:  Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Real Red Glimmer Paper and Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, #11711155

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Pretty in Pink classic stamp pads; Pretty in Pink marker

Accessories:  Small Heart Punch, #117193; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, #117335; Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon

Very Valentine Week

Valentine You're just my type

At Leadership all of the sample cards were hung on a clothesline to display the many ideas contributed by Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the United States.

Displays at Leadership

So, this week when I show you a variety of Valentines, you will likely see the little clothespin at the top ~ just wanted you to know what that is!

The 'you're just my type' Valentine is made with the following:

Stamp set:  You're My Type, #125650 (c), page 27 OMC

Ink:  Basic Black classic stamp pad, #101179

Card stock:  Whisper White and Real Red

Designer Series Paper:  Sweet Shop, #125408 page 33 OMC

Accessories:  Pool Party Baker's Twine, #125574; Designer Printed Brads, #122940

Thank you from Grace

I received a really fun thank you card(s) from my niece, Grace, last week and I wanted to show you what it looks like so I put it up on the cupboards in the Cat/Art Studio. 

Gracie 2

It says Thank you for my MARKERS, I love them. Love, Grace

Here's a close up of the right side cupboard.

Gracie markers

Alan and I gave them to her Christmas morning and she opened that Stampin' Up! marker case right up and grabbed a piece of paper and started using them!  It was so cute!  And, wouldn't it be nice if all of our gifts were received with such enthusiasm (or if we gave to each other with that feeling of celebration!).  I am a little concerned however.  Usually, my markers last and last but I am not sure about Grace's.  I may have to get her another box soon!

Judy's Birthday Album...

Judy's album

Judy's album 2

Judy's album 3

My sister, Judy, celebrated her birthday on Sunday the 22nd.  I packed up her presents and made this birthday 'card' (mini scrapbook) for her before I left for San Antonio.  I did it all in black and white because I had found some really old pictures in a box that Mom gave me.  I liked the way it turned out ~ and so did Judy!

I used Stampin' Up!'s new FRAMELIT LABELS COLLECTION (#125598 OMC), Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (#125406 OMC) and the stamp sets ~ Word Play and Happiest Birthday Wishes!

It's Time To Sale-a-Brate

I Love This Time Of Year! 

Sale-a-Bration is finally here and it's the best time of the year.  Time for FREE products!  

If you didn't get your Sale-a-Bration catalog, you can click on the banner to the right or contact me today to get your very own copy.  The catalog has all the new products you can earn for FREE and has a new look as well. You can also still earn FREE products from the current Idea Book and Catalog. 


SABtoteofferIf you want to host a workshop during Sale-a-Bration, make sure to get me your date as the calendar is filling up!  When you host a workshop, you get some wonderful benefits.  New this year is the opportunity to earn the FREE Stampin' Up! tote pictured on the left.  If you host a $150 or more workshop, you can get that for FREE in addition to all your other hostess benefits.  And if your workshop reaches $400 then you will receive a FREE hostess bundle in addition to all the other hostess benefits.


Joining Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-Bration is always a wonderful thing!  You can join for as little as $125 and receive your choice of a FREE pack of Designer Series paper OR Digital Downloads each month for the rest of the year.  that's a great deal! 

Feddl free to email me with any questions or if I can help you get started.

I'm back...

Good Morning!  I am back from San Antonio and can't wait to tell you about it and show you some fabulous pictures.  But, I haven't had time to download the pictures yet.  Sorry ~ soon!  I got home on Saturday night and had a party yesterday afternoon for Chrissy Bergren and her friends.  Thank you, Chrissy, it was great to meet everyone!

Shelli's regional project 2012

There was a Regional Meeting (with 700 Demonstrators!) in San Antonio on Saturday all day.  I didn't stay for the regional so I could get home for Chrissy's party.  But, I wanted to show you the project that Shelli created for regionals.  She always demonstrates on stage and this is her Valentine gift packaging idea.  I thought it was very pretty and you might like to use it.  The stamp set she used is P.S. I Love You (#125462, set of 15, $27.95 for clear) in the Occasions Mini Catalog on page 8.

Sale-a-Bration starts tomorrow and I will be putting the order in from Chrissy's party then.  A lot of her guests will receive their FREE items for placing a $50 order.  AND, Chrissy's party is over $400 which earned her lots of goodies ~ Yea, Chrissy!  She will receive at least $65.00 in free product plus one item at half price.  Also, during SAB, hostesses receive a free Stampin' Up! tote (at the $150 level) and, with a $400 party, hostesses (Chrissy!) receive a bundle of products ~ the Fresh Vintage stamp set, Everyday Enchantment DSP and the ribbon & brad pack!!!!

It's a great time to be a hostess ~ SAB ends on March 31 so we have time to schedule a private class or party for you and your friends!  Susan Elise ~ 757-587-1548

Elegant Bird Bigz Die #5


This glitter bird is hanging over Shelli's dining room table to remind everyone that we should all DARE TO DREAM.  Isn't it beautiful?

That's the end of Shelli showing all of us how to use this gorgeous new die.  Super ideas!  If you have a Big Shot, or it's just on your WISH LIST ~ join me for my next BIG SHOT CLASS on Thursday evening, February 23, at 6:30 PM.  We'll be making a project using the new Elegant Bird Bigz Die!

See you then!

Elegant Bird Bigz Die #4


Don't you love the use of Stampin' Up!'s designer series paper for the wings on the bird?  And, notice, there are two different papers used.  I think that adds a lot.  I will post the last of Shelli's birds on my blog tomorrow.

I will be back from Leadership on Saturday evening.  I have a party with Chrissy and her friends on Sunday afternoon.  I can't wait to meet them and to show them all the new products from the Mini!  If you would like to have your own party, just give me a call on my cell ~ 641-9354!

Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise

Elegant Bird Bigz Die #3


Love this card from Shelli's collection using the Bird Die and the Big Shot!  In addition, this card uses the new Framelits Labels Collection, #125598, on page 6 in the Occasions Mini Catalog. 

I am also very fond of the stamp that says "Remember when...."  I used it recently on an album for my sister, Judy (for her birthday!).  Shelli used part of it on this card.  The stamp is from the stamp set Word Play (#120651) on page 156 in Stampin' Up!'s Idea Book & Catalog.