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Hi Ho Silver

Silver 1

Silver 2

Hi Ho Silver Class last night, actually a stamping party ~ right, Cyndi?  This card uses the stamp set Perfect Pennants on page 27 in the Occasions Catalog along with Silver Foil and Soft Sky card stock and seam binding.

Silver 3

This card uses the stamp set, Another Great Year, on page 34 of the Occasions Catalog, Silver Foil, Silver embossing powder and Rhinestones.  Certainly could be a brother or Father card and, also, dressed up with some flowers or ribbon for a sister or Mom.  More tomorrow....

Peter picked a ......Paper Pumpkin!

Remember when you were little trying to say the poem about 'Peter picked a....'?  I can barely remember what he picked!  Can you?  Let me know.

PP bag 1

Paper Pumpkin reminded me of that poem.  Which reminded me to make sure that you knew about the current offer for Paper Pumpkin ~ Stampin' Up!'s monthly creative escape that arrives in your mail box (in a gorgeous orange box) once a month ~ sure to make anyone happy!  It is $19.95 a month and you can sign up on line.  Or, I can sign you up and save you the time!  In my February Paper Pumpkin box were five of these gift bags!!! 

PP bag 2

Stampin' Up! has a SPECIAL FOR YOU ~ if you sign up for Paper Pumpkin before March 31 you get a FREE set of In Color Stampin' Write Markers ~ a $14.95 value.  All ready have that set of markers?  Gift them!  Let me know if you have questions about PAPER PUMPKIN and thanks for stopping by! 

Product review for you....

Hi!  I wanted to review the Envelope Punch Board with you because of my post yesterday ~ the little gift envelope.  Here is a video so you can review it at your leisure.  I really like this product, it is easy to use and so nice to be able to whip up matching envelopes to those pretty cards using the same pattern or a coordinating pattern of Designer Series Paper.  Besides the board it has it's own scoring tool and punch for rounding edges.  Thanks for stopping by ~ if you have any questions, just give me a call or email!


 If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

New Weekly Deals for February 25th

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 if you decide you can't live wo one of the deals below.  And, if you decide to order, do check the Clearance Rack as new products are being added all the time.

Weekly Deals 225

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. 

And to get even more value when you purchase the products above, take advantage of Sale-a-Bration.  Spend $50 in product and receive a SAB product from the special catalog.  It's that simple!

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

All that Glitters vs. Hi Ho Silver

Gold envie finished 7

This was one of the projects in my All That Glitters Class this month and will be one of the projects in my Hi Ho Silver Class on Thursday this week ~ I have room for you in class ~ join me Thursday morning at ten or Thursday evening at six!

Here is the information that you need for this darling little gift ~


Card stock:  Gold Foil and Gold Vellum DSP

Punches:  Modern Label Punch, 7/8" Scallop Punch and Large Oval Punch

Accessories:  Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, Rhinestones and the Envelope Punch Board

Gold envie 1


1.  Follow guidelines on the Envelope Punch Board for 3" x 3" envelope, carefully score and gently fold.

2.  Punch label, add Dimensionals on each end.  Insert candy into envelope and add label across the center to hold the envelope together.

Gold envie 2 label punch

3.  Punch 3 ovals.  Add Mini Glue Dots to the back small ends of 2 ovals, fold gently to form a bow.

Gold envie 3 bows4.  Fold the third oval in half, cut V in folded edge to create the ends of the bow, adhere to the label punch covering the opposite ends using Mini Glue Dots.  Add loops to complete bow.

Gold envie 4 ends of bows

5.  Punch Scalloped Circle and cut in to create petals.  Add to center of bow and attach a rhinestone to the center.

Gold envie 6 center6.  The top flap of the envelope will slip under the label to close the little gift.

Gold envie finished 7



Southern Stars Swap continued....

I have a couple more swap cards to show you from our SOUTHERN STARS MEETING last week.  Ever think about joining my team of fabulous demonstrators?  Now would be a particularly good time to join.  During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! is increasing the amount of product you can choose when you buy the Starter Kit.  YOU choose $150 of anything in the catalog.  If I were you, I would try it for 6 months and see what you think ~ there is no reason not to ~ it's all good and I would love to tell you about it.  Give me a call, 757-641-9354.

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Kelly's Silver Card ~ WOW!


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Marion's card using Sale-a-Bration products!


Faux Dip Dyed Technique

Adding color to your projects can be fun so try something new ~  Faux Dip Dying.  The ribbon in the picture, and on the video, can be found on page 173 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  It is 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, # 127844, 10 yards for $7.95.  It's a lovely natural ribbon and you can make it any color you would like!  Let me know if you try this technique ~ send me a picture of your project!

Take a look at the video below and check out a few different variations:


It's such an easy technique and I love how easy it is! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Southern Stars Swap

My team, Southern Stars, met on Tuesday last week.  We get together once a month to stamp, talk, eat and SWAP!  We swap full cards so that we can use them, not just for ideas, but for sending to friends.  I always feel 'rich' the day after our meeting because I have these pretty new cards made by my friends.  I thought you would like to see a couple of the cards from the meeting ~

DL card 1
Teresa Davis made this lovely card.


DL card 2
Sarah Williams made this card w Sale-A-Bration products.


DL card 3
Marie did a fabulous job on this card!!!


Several more cards on Monday!  Thanks for stopping by, Susan Elise

SAB Heartfelt Banner Video

If you have looked through your Sale-a-Bration catalog then you may have noticed the Heartfelt Banner kit as one of the FREE products you can receive when you place a $50 product order (before tax and shipping) with Stampin' Up! from now through March 31st. And, if you've been in my studio lately, you have seen my banner with pictures of my family.  I just love this adorable little banner.  Take a look at the video below and Shannon will show you how it all comes together: 

If you would like to get the Heartfelt banner for your FREE product, visit my online store and place your order today.  Then add the Heartfelt Banner kit as your FREE product (item # 133514). Here is what comes in the kit:

Heartfelt Banner Kit

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Birthday Stack continued

Here are the three remaining cards that we created for the class last Saturday.  If you would like to get in on the fun the next STAMP-A-STACK CARD CLASS will be on Saturday morning, March 15.  We will be making Spring cards ~ Easter, St. Pat's Day included.  Email me if you are interested and I will send you the information about the four remaining months of classes.  The class fee is $25 and you will make 12 cards.

Birthday sas 4
New banner punch, FREE during Sale-A-Bration


Birthday sas 3
Petite Petals stamp set & punch bundle, page 33, Occasions cattie


Birthday sas 2
So Very Grateful stamp set, page 32, OC