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My Paper Pumpkin January Video

Here is a quick video showcasing the January Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I really love what they come up with each month and these adorable Valentine treats are such a great idea. Take a look:

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Painted Petals

Painted Petals

This is one of the cards from my STAMP-A-STACK CLASS this past Saturday morning.  I thought I would share it with you and, also, publish a PDF so that you can create this card for your self.  It is one of those cards that would be easy to make quickly AND I love the saying!  Click on the pictures below to go to my online store (Hostess Code:  KXWUCYYW) and don't forget to print off the PDF!  My next STAMP-A-STACK is scheduled for February 21 at 10 AM ~ join us!

Hey, Valentine

Hey, Valentine!  Cute card for any of your friends ~

Hey Valentine........

 And, the pretty paper at the bottom is one that you can create in any color!  How?  It is Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP in the Saleabration Brochure.  The Blendabilities work perfectly with the paper ~ coloring over the embossed design.  I know you will want to try it!  Here is a PDF for you to print out so that you can make this card yourself ~

Download Hey Valentine pdf January

If you are interested in any of these products just click on the product pictures at the top of this post and it will take you to my online store.  Susan Elise

ps:  Tutorial on the beautiful Lotus Blossom stamp set soon ~ sorry ~ the Packers game got to me today!  se

Lotus Blossom FREE during Saleabration & SAS!

Lotus Blossom 4

Lotus Blossom 5


Lotus Blossom 6

Such a pretty stamp set and easy to use.  I am using this set with my STAMP CLUBS this week and teaching how to do THREE STEP STAMPING.  I am working on a tutorial for YOU and will post it tomorrow or Sunday morning.  This afternoon I am getting ready for my STAMP-A-STACK class that starts Saturday morning at ten!!!  I am busy cutting lots of card stock ~ everyone makes 12 cards and there are 10 stampers signed up for the class!  WOW!  Busy day today!  Be sure and check back for my tutorial!  Susan Elise

Third Thursday Class is tonight............

Rainbow hearts

Join us for some stamping fun.  The theme tonight is Valentines.  Class is $15 and you will make 5 cards and 1 3-D project ~ the new BERRY BASKET!!!  We will begin stamping anytime after four-thirty.  Stamping FUN!  Love this card but can't come to class tonight ~ all of the Stampin' Up! products are below ~ just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store!  Susan Elise

Ribbon is not just for cards.....

Sandra's gift

This week Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals include choices of ribbon and punches along with a Framelits Die, Embosslits Die and a digital download. There are 3 colors of in-color ribbon and each roll is 10 yards ~ great deal! Combine these with Sale-a-Bration and you can add a ton of products to your crafting room!  Take a look at it all you have to choose from:


Shop my online store or add any of these items to your stamp club or class order.  Third Thursday class is tomorrow at five and my Winter Stamp-a-stack class is Saturday morning at ten.  Let me know today if you are going to join me for some stamping fun!  Susan Elise


Lotus Blossom

My team (Southern Stars) meeting was on Saturday afternoon and we always swap cards.  We also have a contest choosing the favorite card of the day.  On Saturday, this card using the Saleabration stamp set, Lotus Blossom, was the favorite.  Sarah Williams received a stamp set and a punch for her winning submission!

Lotus Blossom 3

Butterfly Thinlit Video

Today I have another fabulous video for you from Stampin' Up! featuring the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the Butterflies Thinlits.  Take a look at the video and a quick tip I have for you below:

Here's a wonderful tip for you that will help when using the die:

When using the intricate thinlits like this one - you can avoid picking all the little pieces out of your die cut image by using a dryer sheet and wax paper when you run it through your Big Shot!!!!  This is GENIUS!!!  I was amazed at how GREAT this works!!!  Here is the stacking order from the bottom up:

  1. Magnetic Platform (or multipurpose platform if you don't have the magnetic one)
  2. Cutting Plate
  3. A dryer sheet folded in half
  4. Cardstock
  5. Wax paper
  6. Thinlit die
  7. Cutting plate

Run that through your machine and WAAAA LAAAAA - everything practically falls out of the die cut image!!!  Check out this and lots of the new products in the Occasions catalog in my online store and don't forget that for every $50 you spend in product, you can earn a Sale-a-Bration product during our Sale-a-Bration promotion.




Bee eater 2

Sorry not to post earlier today ~ football game got in the way (YEA PACK!) ~ but I did want to tell you about the cute little bird in the Saleabration stamp set, A Happy Thing.  These birds are mostly found in Africa and Asia.  They are very colorful (a variety of colors) and there are 26 different species of bee-eaters.  They eat flying insects, especially bees and wasps.  Honey bees predominate in their diet.  Before they eat the bees, they remove the stinger!  The birds are monogamous, both parents care for the young which is unusual for birds. 

Bee eater 3

FREE Salebration stamp sets, designer series paper, ribbon & buttons AND blendabilities are available January, February and March.  It is a super time to have a private party with your friends ~ I have dates available and would love to have you and your friends come to The Cat/Art Studio!

The other Happy Thing....

You saw the video from Stampin' Up! on Thursday ~ The Happy Thing ~ about masking the lemon in this stamp set to create a lovely card.  That was Bonnie on the video ~ she is a super lady!  I wanted to show you the other stamp in this stamp set and, tomorrow, I will tell you the story about this cute little bird.  In the meantime, here is my card ~

Bee-Eater SAB