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Last Chance to Get Some Great Deals

Today is the last day for the Designer Series Paper Sale and you can combine it with the Weekly Deals for a some really great savings.  We also have had some great items added to the Clearance Rack this month so the savings can really add up.  Take a look at the Weekly Deals:   

      Weekly Deals 729

 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.  

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

Wetlands ~ pretty swaps

Wetlands 3

Here is another swap from convention.  This one uses Wetlands and the new stamp set, Work of Art, for the background.  I don't swap a lot but I do always sign up for two swaps with SUDSOL.  What's that?  SUDSOL stands for Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing OnLine and is a super resource for demonstrators ~ providing creative and business ideas consistently.  If you are a demonstrator check out the organization ~ ~ AND, you can sign up for a two-week free trial.

Wetlands 4

Convention swaps............

 I know that you love these two stamp sets and that many of you have them in your collection so I thought I would share some beautiful swaps that I received at convention this month.  If you don't have these super summer sets and want to purchase them, just click on the picture and it will take you to my website.  And, don't forget Stampin' Up!'s July special ~ just two more days to get DSP free!
Wetlands 1
Wetlands 2
Two more beautiful swaps using this set tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by,
Susan Elise w Jupiter and Star in the Cat/Art Studio

Convention extension.....

During convention one of the most popular activities is Make & Takes!  What's a Make & Take?  Stampin' Up! supplies all the materials needed, cut and ready to use, and the project idea.  It gives us new ideas to use when we get home.  I rarely finish, or even start, my projects at Stampin' Up! events as it seems to me to be too many other things to do.  Marion Swaim and I roomed together at the lovely Little America Hotel in Salt Lake.  We made a pact that we would get together at home and FINISH our M & T's!  We did it!!!  Saturday afternoon we sat down and finished them so I thougth I would show them to you.  What do you think?

Convention extension
Marion in the messy Cat/Art studio working hard!
Make & Take 1
Love this card ~ think I will use it for my August Stamp Clubs!
Make & Take box w tag
Gift Box with tag ~ NEW stamp set!
Make & Take notecards
Birthday pouch w note cards!
Make & Take notecard
We made 4 of these note cards for the gift pouch.

Would you like to make this little gift pouch with note cards?  Join me for my primier get together, STAMP, CHAT & SNACK @ THE STUDIO, on Sunday afternoon, August 24, anytime from 2 - 4.  No fee, just fun ~ but, I must know that you are coming.  Email me now.

Southern Stars Shoe Box Swap

Yesterday morning several of my team members (Southern Stars) arrived in the Cat/Art Studio along with everything they needed for a SHOE BOX SWAP.  So, why would we swap shoe boxes?  Just a saying ~ what we were really doing was stamping ~ of course!  Each person prepared a card that everyone could make and it was so much fun.  I thought you would want to see the cards we made ~

Colleen's card

Ellen's card

Kelli's card

Kelli's card


Margaret's card

Marion's card

Marion's card ~ new stamp set ~ coming soon!

SEM card

My bookmark card ~ another new set!!!

SEM bookmark

Bookmark for my card!

Thinking you would like to join us?  I would love to have you as part of my team!  Have questions?  Email me now.

Don't forget..............

Isn't this envelope pretty?  The Designer Series Paper is Lullaby and you can find it on page 187 in the Stampin' Up! catalog.  If you like these double-sided !2" x 12" papers as much as I do, you won't want to miss Stampin' Up!'s amazing promotion for July!

There are eight DSP packages on pages 186 and 187 that qualify for the July special.  You can get 4 of one kind or mix them up ~ a great time to stock up.  Below you will find all the papers that are included in the BUY 3 GET 1 FREE SPECIAL.
 Thanks for stamping with me!
Contact me with any questions about this special or you can place your order here

Paper Pumpkin extended......

Paper Pumpkin July 2014 box

July's PAPER PUMPKIN arrived while I was in Salt Lake City so I opened my orange box this week and treated one of my stamp clubs to the goodies inside the box.  The kit included a stamp set, a Stampin' Spot, 6 card bases, 6 printed boxes and all of the accessories to make some pretty cute cards and boxes ~ with extra goodies left over.

Paper Pumpkin Sara's notecards 2014

Shelli's daughter, Sara, presented at convention and one of her projects was this month's PP Kit.  Above, she took the top off of the box, cut the cards in half and decorated them to make cute tags.  A super little gift!

Paper Pumpkin Sara's card

And, she changed the card to show that all of us can extend the use of these kits beyond the original instructons in the PP box. 

5 months from today.....

Last night was THIRD THURSDAY STAMP CLASS in the Cat/Art Studio and the theme was CHRISTMAS IN JULY ~ very timely as it was exactly 5 months until Christmas Eve.  This class is designed for everyone to make six cards ~ 2 each of 3 designs ~ so I thought I would share them with you.  And, in addition, my newest Southern Star, Debbie, was in class last night ~ YEA DEBBIE!

Christmas ~ Debbie in class

Christmas ~ cardinal 2
Beauty of the Season stamp set ~ coming soon!


Christmas leaves
Bloom with Hope ~ hostess stamp set


Christmas stars
Christmas Bliss stamp set & Star framelits


Love this stamp set ~ photopolymer, set of 11 for $15.95 and it is available now as a preorder for the upcoming holiday catty.  The verse is perfect ~

May the sparkle of the stars and all the peace on earth be yours this Christmas.

My Paper Pumpkin Kit for July

I absolutely love the My Paper Pumpkin Kit for July and so did everyone else in Stamp Club yesterday!  We made the card and the cute box together and it was loads of fun!  If you are not already a subscriber and you sign up with me for the monthly subscription of My Paper Pumpkin by September 10, you get your first two months at half off (use promo code HALFOFF2 - for new members only). What's Paper Pumpkin you ask? It's a fun crafting escape that comes to your mailbox each month with all the supplies for something fabulous. To get an idea of just how fun the surprise is, look what came in the July kit. (sign up now and you can be surprised in August!)

If you would like more information on My Paper Pumpkin, feel free to contact me @ 587-1548 in the studio. I would be happy to help bring surprises to your mail box once a month!


Bitty Banners on sale this week.....

Bitty Banners
Bitty Banners and Flower Shop

I found this pretty card on Stampin' Connection this morning and thought it might be good to share it with you.  Stampin' Up! demonstrators never run out of inspiration/ideas for cards, 3-D projects, home decor or memory keeping (Project Life)!  Why?  Because there is a gallery of wonderful samples on the demonstrator website.  It is just fantastic, like this pretty card by Beth Adams.  So, if you need some new ideas think about becoming a demonstrator ~ it is the most economical path to creativity and a fabulous way to share what you love to do!  Now, for this weeks sale.................

SU SALE July 22-28