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Home is where the heart is....

Homes for sale...

This is my very favorite stamp in the YOU BRIGHTEN MY DAY stamp set in the SALE-A-BRATION brochure!   My new friend, Liz, who is a super real estate lady, just had to have it at Jodi's party on Sunday afternoon ~ you understand why, right?  Well, the matching punch (What's Up?) is part of Stampin' Up!'s WEEKLY DEALS this week ~ in case you need to send someone a HAPPY NEW HOME card!

Weekly Deals Feb 17

Video: Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Happy Snow Day!  I just sent out my February Newsletter (sorry to be so late!) and I wanted to share a video with you for additional information on an awesome Sale-a-Bration product.  Our Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper.  This paper is so amazing to use.  The glossy designs look great as is, however, when you use the “resist” ink technique, you get such a different look.  Take a look:

You can also use spritzers, brayers, sponges and more. You’ll find that this paper can be used with any style, from bold and bright to elegant and subtle. With unlimited crafty possibilities, this paper is simply a must-have for everyone’s paper stash.  You can find it on page 15 in the SALEABRATION BROCHURE.

Stars birthday card swap............

Birthday swap Sarah
Sarah's card using Cycle Celebration

Yesterday was my monthly team meeting ~ so much fun ~ contests, BINGO, prizes, chocolates (thanks to Mr. Swaim), Leadership info, Demonstration (thanks Margaret) and our swap.  This month the swap was birthday cards which I want to share with you.  So proud of these creative ladies!

Birthday swap Colleen
Colleen's card using Best Day Ever set.


Birthday swap Marion
Marion's card using One Tag Fits All in the Occasions Catalog, page 28.


More tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise

So excited this morning........

I earned Stampin' Up!'s next incentive trip last night so I want to thank all of you who have supported my business this year.  You make it possible and I am so appreciative of all my creative friends.  THANKS TO YOU Alan and I will be on the ship below ~

Med cruise 2016 ship

to cruise the Mediterranean in 2016!!!  So excited!!!!

Med Cruise 2016

And, I didn't see this in the catalog....


Doiley Die

This die completely escaped me, I never saw it in the catalog!  When I looked at what Stampin' Up! decided to put on sale this week it caught my attention.  Where did that come from?  Then I looked back over my pictures from Leadership and found this beautiful card.  Isn't it pretty?  I want to make it but, of course, I don't have the die!  Silly me. 

Weekly Deals 210

Shop my online store ~ the link is on the top right ~ and see the new Occasions catalog products and the sale items this week.  If you have any questions about these products or, how to use them, give me a call ~ 641-9354......
Susan Elise


Guest Artist: Lynne Galewski

Lynne 1

Lynne just returned from Pittsburgh where she was visiting her granddaughter AND making VALENTINES, of course!  Thanks for sharing your creations, Lynne!

Lynne 2

Lynne 3

This cute stamp set, 'Hey, Valentine', is on page 8 in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog (Wood #137135, Clear #138570).  Leave a comment for Lynne ~ she'd love to hear from YOU!

There is still time...............


Many of you have fallen in love with this stamp set, Sheltering Tree, on page 22 in the Occasions Catalog.  In fact, many of you ordered it in January so here is a quick card, with directions, for you to stamp today and put in the mail in time for Valentine's Day on Saturday this week!  Your family and friends will love receiving this special card from you!  Print out the directions below ~ just click on the link!

Download Sheltering Tree Valentine pdf

A tip from Leadership...

Stamp n Store for blendies

This storage unit is from the same company, STAMP -N- STORAGE, and is designed for Stampin' Up!'s Blendabilities.  It works very well as the markers are easy to see and it is easy to grab whichever one you need to use.  In one of the presentations at Leadership the presenter suggested marking the end of the blendies using a Sharpie permanent marker ~ L, M, D.  Most of the time you can tell which of the shades of color you need to use for your project but some of the lids are close in color so this should solve that 'mix-up' problem!