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A gift from Janie.....

Janie came to my BEST OF SALE-A-BRATION class this morning and, after she was gone, I found this lovely card on my desk ~ a gift form Janie.  Isn't it gorgeous?  She used the new stamp set in Stampin' Up!'s SPRING CATALOG ~ By the Tide ~

By the Tide
#129120 (c) $19.95 or #129117 (w) $27.95

If you are interested in this stamp set, or interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (Janie just did!) ~ let me know ~ I would be happy to help you with both ~ or, either!  Thanks for stopping by!  sem

PS:  Hi to my new friends ~ Kamala and Tanya!



Sent with Love Designer Series Paper available from Stampin' Up! February 1 - April 30 (#132182, $10.95).  Or, check out this fabulous bundle HERE! 

You'll save 20% by combining the Sent with Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set, Sent with Love DSP and Stampin' Up! will add Calypso Coral Baker's Twine.



I love my creative handmade cards!

Valentine's Day 2013
Come stamp with me on Saturday ~ YOU will enjoy THE BEST OF SALE-A-BRATION  ~ relax and make projects using the products in the SAB flyer!  I have space in my morning class at ten or my afternoon class at two!  Join me in the Cat/Art Studio!

Sale-a-Bration Vine Street Embossing Folder

There are so many products available to you during Sale-a-Bration that I thought I would share with you a video created by Stampin' Up! to give you a look at creating a project with the Vine Street Embossing Folder.  


Try this project ~ it is easy and quick.  If you need help putting together your order to equal $50 to get your FREE product from the SALE-A-BRATION FLYER, let me know.  I will be glad to talk to you about products that will be a common sense addition to your present collection.  And, if you have some time Saturday morning or afternoon, join me for my BEST OF SALE-A-BRATION CLASS ~ I promise lots of stamping fun!  We'll even make Brandi's card!  



Abigail is my Guest Artist

Abigail 1Abigail lives in Hampton with her Mom and Dad and her three cats ~ Merlin, Peek-a-Boo and Patches.  She stamps with her Mom, Kelly, who sent me these cute pictures of her working on her Valentine's.  (Kelly is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!)   Kelly says that Abigail loves to make handmade cards!   I thought you would enjoy seeing this cute little stamper and future demonstrator!

Abigail 2

Reverse Masking Technique


Brandi at Stampin' Up! shows us the Reverse Masking Technique using the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (#114507) on page 193 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  If you have any questions after seeing the technique ~ give me a call at the Cat/Art Studio, 757-587-1548!


Join me in the Studio this coming Saturday for some stamping fun using the products in the SALE-A-BRATION FLYER ~ two sessions ~ morning and afternoon ~ just $10.00!

And, now it's even better!

During Sale-A-Bration joining Stampin' Up! couldn't be better ~ it is the time to make that decision that will change your life ~ it definitely changed mine!  I definitely started out as a HOBBY DEMONSTRATOR and I would love to have more HOBBY STAMPERS to be part of my team, Southern Stars!  

As a HOBBY STAMPER you get ~

  • A 20% discount on all of your supplies (30% off your first order) and you can participate in the Stampin' Start program (an opportunity to earn FREE stamps!)
  • Credit for your personal purchases.  Hostess Benefits.
  • A bi-monthly magazine with new card/scrapbook ideas/techniques and business information.
  • Exclusive access to Stampin' Up!'s Demo only website ~ great ideas/training/resources
  • You can attend SU! demonstrator events ~ regionals, convention  & Southern Star meetings
  • See the new Catalogs first, take advantage of sneak peek preorders

During SALE-A-BRATION, Stampin' Up! has made the STARTER KIT an even better offer for YOU.  Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th ANNIVERSARY so they have added 25% more value to the kit ~ YOU get $156.50 in product for $99!  And, you choose all the products to make it the STARTER KIT that YOU want it to be!  Ready to make your list?

You can sign up online, click on my website here, or give me a call if you have questions.  STAMPIN' UP! is a great HOBBY and you would make a great DEMONSTRATOR ~ just think of all the benefits!!



Owl Punch 2

Stampin' Up!'s Owl Builder Punch, #118074, $16.95

Bring On the Cake, #121958 (c) #121899 (w)

Owl Punch 1

Owl Punch
I made a set of these cards to donate to an event coming up next Saturday evening.  The Girl Scout Council of the Colonial Coast is holding a silent auction as part of the 5th Samoa Soiree at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News.  I will be adding the punch and a gift certificate to my donation.  Would you like more information?  Would you like to attend?  It's a great cause ~ all of the funds generated from this event will be used to provide program opportunities for Girl Scouts in our area.  More information here ~ Download Samoa Soiree.


Vintage Verses from flyer



Vintage Verses 2

Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, SAB

Vintage Verses ~ Thanks
2012 - 2014 In Color stamp pads:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit

Vintage Verses ~ Thanks 2

Vintage Verses 3

Artisan Embellishments Kit, Stampin' Up!'s Spring Catalog, #129328 ~ 26 total embellishments ~ tags, tickets, lace, seam binding, flowers, buttons, flowers, doilies!

Embellishment Kit
 Thanks for stopping by!  If you are interested in creating with the above Stampin' Up! products, give me a call or click on my website above and go to my online store.  For more SALE-A-BRATION IDEAS  join me on Saturday, February 16, in the Cat/Art Studio!   Susan Elise


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SALE-A-BRATION  Stamp Set:  Feeling Sentimental, set of 4

SAB Designer Series Paper:  Sycamore Street

Lace:  Delicate Details Lace Tape, #130966 ~ self adhesive, 2 designs

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SAB:  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack