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Christmas in September 2

Christmas Class 3
Love & Joy, wood #131865 ~ 1 stamp.

Christmas Class 4
Color Me Christmas, page 32 Holiday Catalog

Two more of the cards in the "Let's Get Started" Christmas card class on Saturday afternoon.  The second card is a flip card and it is made with Stampin' Up!'s amazing new Thinlits Card Dies.  These thinlits cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step!  And, the dies come with 10 total pieces so you have lots of ways to coordinate your projects.  Do you need more information?  Email me now!

Christmas in September

Yesterday afternoon was our 'Let's Get Started' Christmas Card Class and it was so much fun ~ at least everyone seemed to have a really good time.  We made 10 cards ~ 2 of each design ~ I will add two to this post and two more tomorrow.  I played Christmas cd's and there was some lovely harmonizing going on in the studio!  No Christmas cookies or hot cocoa ~ as Kim suggested ~ darn.  Next time!

Christmas Class 1
Joyful Christmas stamp set, page 27, HC

Christmas Class 2
Joy to the World stamp set, page 24, and Festive Flurry, page 30
I will be repeating this class on Sunday afternoon, October 13, at 2 PM so let me know if you are interested in creating some of your own handmade cards for friends and family.  Email me for more information or to sign up for the class ~ maybe we'll even have hot cocoa!


3rd Thursday Class (held on the 4th Thursday....)

3rd Thursday ~ pumpkin
Last night's 3rd Thursday Class was so much fun ~ thanks so much for coming everyone!  Of course, we had to hold it on the 4th Thursday this month but we'll be back on schedule next month.  Join us on Thursday, October 17, at 6 PM in the Cat/Art Studio.  The class is $15 or FREE w a minimum order and you make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs.  The theme next month is the upcoming holidays ~ Thanksgiving and Christmas.

3rd Thursday ~ pumpkins
These are two of the cards that we made last night.  Here is more information for you in case you want to make them and couldn't make it to class ~


Thankful Card


Stamps:  Truly Grateful, page 19 Holiday Catalog

Card stock:  Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip

DSP:  Sweater Weather, #132184, page a8 HC

Ink:  Tangerine Tango

Accessories/Tools:  Dimensionals; Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, #132174, p 22 HC; Linen Thread, #104199, page 173; Extra Large Oval Punch, #119859, page 182


Pumpkin Card


Stamps:  Halloween Happiness, wood, #131859, page 20 HC

Card stock:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

DSP:  Sweater Weather, #132184, page a8 HC

Ink:  Markers

Accessories:  ¾” Chevron Ribbon ~ Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, page 173



For those of you who might have wondered if I had a good time last week I thought I would show you a picture that I captured from Shelli's Blog!  I guess it was taken by Dan ~ Stampin' Up!'s photographer ~ who attends all of Stampin' Up!'s events.  Anyway it was a surprise to me!

LaughingThe picture was taken at the closing event ~ always a fabulous time (and it changes every year).  This year we all went to a ranch and spent the afternoon playing games, eating dinner and listening to two cowboys sing and play their guitars.  I promise lots more pictures soon ~ I have some classes to get ready for ~ tonight, Saturday and Sunday!!!

New Halloween Photopolymer Stamp Set

I am so excited to share with you the newest Photopolymer stamp set: Bite Me! This is the perfect stamp set for all your Halloween projects.


Add this set to your collection along with the Best of Halloween stamp set and you will be all set for Halloween. Download the banner below to see the complete set and click here to purchase any of the Photopolymer stamp sets through my online store.


If you are new to Photopolymer stamps and would like to learn more about them, take a look at the video below Stampin' Up! created to help explain how to use them.

If you have any questions about them, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I'm always happy to help. 

Let's Get Started!

It's time to get started!  Join me this Saturday afternoon for my first holiday card class.  We will be making 10 quick and easy cards (2 each of 5 designs) using new products from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.  The class fee is $25 or $20 with a minimum order in class.  I must have all reservations by tomorrow evening at six so EMAIL ME NOW

The 12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming!

 Yes, it's that time of year again!  Time for my annual program,
The 12 Weeks of Christmas

If you are on my mailing list, you will receive your first 12 Weeks of Christmas email on October 2nd and one every week until December 18th.  These emails will have great holiday card, decorating and packaging ideas using Stampin' Up! products. These are designed to help with your creative inspiration during this wonderful time of year.

I will provide you with a list of all the supplies and directions you need to create these projects so that you can re-create them for your friends and family.

If you are not on my mailing list, sign up today so that you too can enjoy my 12 Weeks of  Christmas.  Tell your friends today!

Still Time to Get the Butterfly Bundle


There is still time to take advantage of the Butterfly Bundle special and create adorable cards full of Butterflies!  Simply purchase the bundle and save 15 percent on this butterfly stamp set and punch through September 30, 2013!


Bundle Item Description Retail Price 15% Savings Price Amount Saved!
135311 Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount) Papillion Potpourri Clear Mount
Stamp Set Bitty Butterfly Punch
$30.90 $26.27 US $4.63 US

Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount) Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount
Stamp Set Bitty Butterfly Punch

$34.90 $29.67 US $5.23 US


 Feel free to contact me with any questions.  You can visit my online stamping store here to purchase the bundle.

Snow Flake Gift Tag Video Tutorial

Do you enjoy creating handmade tags for your holiday gifts and goodies?  You will love creating them with the Festive Flurry stamp set (#131778 wood, #131781 clear) on page 30 in the Holiday catalog.

The stamp set coordinates with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies (#132139)  They compliemnt each other so well and Stampin' Up! has created a great tutorial to show you how to create a few different tags.  Take a look:

 If you would like to purchase any of the supplies used to create the tags,
visit my online stamp store.