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Just a reminder about my last class for holiday projects ~ my Festive Flurry Class ~ on Sunday afternoon, December 8, at 2 PM. We will be using the Festive Flurry stamp set (#131781, page 30 HC) and the matching framelits (#132193). Plus, we now have the ornament package to add to the class. Hot cocoa and Christmas cookies to add to a fun afternoon. In the meantime ~ have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve ~ and have fun getting ready for tomorrow! Hugs, Susan Elise

Weekly Deals November 26th

The Weekly Deals are here.  Take a look below to see the Stampin' Up! products that are on SALE this week, then visit my store link below.  


Alan and I will be in the mountains for Thanksgiving ~ back on Sunday.  I hope all of you have a wonderful time ~ relax and enjoy all the good food!  Happy Thanksgiving!

So visit my online stamping store here and get the products you want today before they are gone because the offer is only good while supplies last. The discount appears when you check out so don't worry about that.  Also, please don't forget to use the November Hostess Code ~ 69B23UP4.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Ribbon Share

I am doing a RIBBON SHARE this month and thought you might like to join in.  The ribbons are 3/4 inch CHEVRON RIBBON that you can find in Stampin' Up!'s catalog on page 173.  The ribbons come in 12 colors ~Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie and Wisteria Wonder.  Each roll is 10 yards and sells for $8.95.

My ribbon share comes in two lengths, either 1 yard of each for $14.00 (includes shipping and tax) or 2 yards of each for $25.00 (also includes shipping and tax).  If you are interested, email me and let me know.  The offer expires on Saturday, November 30!  You will have ALL the COLORS inexpensively! 

Ribbon 1

Ribbon 2

My clever Uncle & our anniversary

Our anniversary is tomorrow and last week we received the ultimate in a handmade anniversary card!  I sent Stampin' Up!'s Card Kit for Men to my Uncle Dick on his birthday in September.  He got a little stressed over the stamp pad, stamps and paper and we had several phone conversations about what to do first, etc.  I thought I was going to have to fly to Green Bay to tutor him!

But all that changed, when this card arrived in the mail this week ~ I was blown away with his creativity!!!  Check this out!

Uncle 1
Official Man Card


Uncle 2
Outside of the card


Uncle 3
Inside of the card, do you believe it???


Uncle 4
Close up: he framed us!!!!


Thank you Uncle Dick and Aunt Marge ~ truly an amazing card!!!  I think I will have to frame it!  Hugs, Susan Elise

Metallic Encore Pads



Silver Encore Pad

Stampin' Up! has added bling in the form of Metallic Encore Pads to the Holiday Catty this year.  You can find both the gold and the silver pads on page 28.  I used the silver to make a tag for a Christmas present that I wrapped this week. 

Laurie's 2 giftsI also used the stamp set, Wonderful Wreath on page 34 in the Holiday catalog.  It only comes in wood and is a onsie stamp ~ very pretty, don't you think?

Wonderful Wreath Laurie's gift
Laurie's gift close up

Last night's class....

Last night was THIRD THURSDAY CLASS in the Cat/Art Studio so I thought I would show you the cards we made.  Third Thursday is a monthly class, however we are going to skip December.  The next Third Thursday class will be January 16 and the theme is Valentine Cards.  You will make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs.  The class is $15 or FREE with an minimum order of $25.  For the first card we used this stamp set ~ you can find it on page 36 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catty.


Third Thursday champagneTo create the second card we used Stampin' Up!'s new Expressions Thinlits Dies, #132171, on page 36 in the Holiday catty.

Expressions Thinlits

Third Thursday WreathOur third project for the evening was the Festive Flurry Ornament!  Let me know if you would like to join us in January ~ reserve your space now!

One week from today....


We all have so much to be thankful for and it will be interesting to share those thoughts next week when we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Kit, above, to set my dining room table early in November ~ just to show off how easy and quick this kit is to use.  And, I have had lots of nice comments.  Actually, I will have to transport my decorations to our cottage in the mountains as that is where we will be spending the holiday.  Here is my table ~

Thanksgiving table

Thanksgiving Phyllis

12 Day Holiday Sale


Shopping online is always fun but for the next 12 days you can also get some great deals from Stampin' Up!  The sale has products up to 50% off so you can get some great gifts and/or get all the supplies you need to make all your holiday projects. 

 In addition, there are 24-hour-only doorbusters happening on the FIRST DAY of the sale - 30 percent off the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, and Many Marvelous Markers! The 24-hour sales period on these three products ends at 11:50 PM (MT), November 20.
Visit my online store here to order.  Also, click here to download a PDF with all the sale prices.  If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me

Details: .

•This sale is the same as the annual Online Extravaganza sale of years past--just with a simpler name.
•Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent-awesome!
•Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
•Hostesses who have earned a 50%-off item may not apply that discount to an already-discounted product.
•There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. 
•For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount-bummer.
•You can buy additional products from any current catalog on the same order.