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We deserve some beauty...

Julia's card

The devastation is terrible and none of us can see the pictures of the results of Sandy without having our heart ache.  I thought we needed a little beauty in our lives today and I choose this beautiful card that my friend, Julia, sent me.  Isn't it lovely?

Julia used Stampin' Up!'s stamp, Hello, Doily, for the background of her card.  It is embossed using Whisper White embossing powder.  The stamped focus point of the card is from the stamp set, Apothecary Art.  It is stamped in Basic Black and colored in with markers.  It is cut out using the Labels Collection Framelits.  Julia added pearls to the center of the flowers.

I think that Stampin' Up! had a busy day yesterday ~ the Spooktacular Stamp Sale was successful.  I want to thank all of you who ordered and hope that you will enjoy your new stamp sets.  Don't forget that you can choose sample cards from my collection as a gift for your order.  And, have a beautiful day!

Feel Goods

Feel Goods stamp set

I thought you might like to see this card that was on one of the Sample Boards at Founder's Circle in September.  If you are in one of my Stamp Clubs it may look familiar as I used it on my tags for everyone's order this month! 

The stamp set is brand new ~ coming to you in January 2013!!!  It was a gift and I just love it ~ five fabulous sayings!  I can't show you the set, just a sample.  I am sure it will be in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog coming to your mailbox sometime in December.  Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise



Monday, October 29, is the one day STAMP SPOOKTACULAR  ~ 15% off almost every stamp Stampin' Up! sells!

Here are the details ~

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (Mountain time/2:00 AM East Coast time) 10-29
  • Ending at 11:50 PM (Mountain time) 10-29
  • All stamps in the current catalogs ~ background stamps, personalized name stamps, cookie press stamps and single image* stamps are included.
  • The sale DOES NOT include ~ Hostess sets, Bundled stamp sets (example ~ page 3, Holiday Catalog, Ornament Keepsakes is bundled)
  • There is no minimum purchase, no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

Here is what to do ~

Alan and I were planning on spending four days at the Tree House Cottage in the mountains but, because of the weather, we are staying here.  I will be in the Cat/Art Studio if you want to stop by or if you have a question.  This is a great time to make a list of the stamps you would love to have or the gifts you would love to give.  Let me know if I can help in any way!  Thanks for stopping by ~ Susan Elise

*additional information on 'single' stamps coming soon!

Mr. Snowman
Mr. Snowman Gift Card Holder

Today is the holiday event/fundraiser for Lee's Friends and I will be there all day ~ join me ~ I would love for you to stop by.  I will be selling handmade cards for Autumn, Christmas and everyday events, retired stamp sets, bookmarks.  And, there are so many wonderful vendors ~ a great way to get your holiday shopping started. 

Unique Boutique opens at 10 AM and closes at 8 PM.  The event is held in the Memorial Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 7400 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA.  I hope to see you there.  Susan Elise

Penguin gift card
Cute Penguin Gift Card Holder

This gift card holder was a project for my STAMP CLUBS a year or so ago.  I found him the other day when I was looking though my collection of holiday cards and projects and thought I would share him with you ~ isn't he cute?  And, he is easy to make.  Here is the inside ~

Penguin gift card insideYou'll need some punches and the Top Note Die (#113463) on page 193 in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.  If you would like more information just let me know.  Thanks for stopping by ~ Susan Elise

Greetings of the Season

Another gorgeous card using the new Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that I showed you yesterday.  This is another card that Shelli created for the recent Regional Meeting ~ a gathering of Demonstrators to share and learn held across the country by Stampin' Up!  In addition, the Real Red card stock is cut with the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L die, #126999.  You can find it on page 191 in the Annual Catalog.


Shelli's white Christmas card


  Greetings of the Season
Let me know if I can help you with designing your Christmas cards or if you need any of these special products for your creations!  I would be happy to help you.



Greetings Of The Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set 128033
Price: $11.95

Four merry sentiments give you everything you need to make a fabulous assortment of handcrafted Christmas cards. Or use them to make lovely tags and Christmas-themed scrapbook pages. You could even turn this set into a thoughtful holiday gift: just pop it in a Cellophane Bag with a Classic Stampin' Pad, tie with our brand new 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, and you're done!

Set Quantity: 4

Framed ~ beautifully

This embossing frame is such a classic that it should be on every crafters work table!  Embossing Folders are quick and easy to use with the Big Shot and the results are fabulous.  Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s Cofounder & CEO, created this card for a Regional presentation that she did recently.  Check back tomorrow for another 'Shelli card'!

 Shelli's red Christmas card
Stamp set: Heart of Christmas, #128129 (set of 1); Snowflake Soiree, #127925 (clear), #127922 (wood) set of 6

Card stock:  Cherry Cobbler , Whisper White

Ink:  Basic Gray, #126981; Cherry Cobbler, #126949

Accessories:  Labels Collection Framelits, #125598; Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding; Pearl Basic Jewels 

Holiday Frame

Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127820
Price: $7.95

Impressive embossing for holiday card fronts. Use with images in the Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set. Folder: 4-1/2" x 6-3/8". Emboss single sheets of paper. Use with Big Shot machine, Multipurpose Platform, and Standard Cutting Pads.