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An invitation from Jupiter and Star to join us in the Cat/Art Studio on Sunday afternoon for our SNEAK PEAK/LAST CHANCE event.  It is a combination of the 'old' CATalog and the new Stampin' Up! CATalog ~ Share the Fun. Make 6 cards for $15 or free with an order at the event ~ plus free shipping on your order.  I will place two orders ~ one for the old and one for the new.

If you've seen the cover of the catalog you've seen the TIN of CARDS.   This is a PROJECT KIT that makes 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.  It includes the tin, card bases, envelopes, 10 sheets of 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" DSP, paper strips, gold glimmer hearts, die cut accents, printed acetate sheet, gold foil strips, gold metallic thread, epoxy stickers, gold epoxy hearts, 4 wood cutouts.  The tin is darling and comes with 9 file dividers.  It is #1 on demonstrators wishlists and one of those products that may go on backorder quickly because of the demand.  YOU can sign up for my JUNE STAMP-A-STACK CLASS on Saturday, June 27 ~ we'll be using this kit in class so you will be sure to have yours!  Email me with questions.

Download Cat-itude! pdf



I have been playing with Stampin' Up!'s new in-colors for a few days ~ it is always a joy to work with new colors and I can't wait for you to see them in person!  I found this lovely framed display created by Krista Frattin who is on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team this year and wanted to share with you.

In-colors framed by Krista Frattin

Don't you just love it?  She used the Spiral Flower Originals die to create the flowers and put a strip of the matching card stock under each row.  Do you think you might have a frame somewhere that is just the right size?  I think I do.

Guy Greetings

My theme for my stamp club projects this month, and my 3rd Thursday class, has been 'guy cards' (they are so hard to keep on hand, why is that???).  I used the stamp set, Guy Greetings, for the cards below ~ believe me this set has (almost) everything you'd ever need for those guy cards!  And, while I was at it I made a Graduation Card for my friend, Emily, across the street who just graduated from Virginia Wesleyan!  Congrats, Emily!

Guy Greetings 1

Guy Greetings 2

Click on the link below for a WEDNESDAY WORKSHEET and make your own.

Download Guy Greetings Project Sheet pdf May 2015

And, click on any of the images below to take you to my online store if you would like to place an order online.  Use the HOSTESS CODE KGVSPMYF to be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the month ~ coming up soon!

Weekly Deals through June 1

I apologize for not posting in the last couple of days ~ the 'airplane bug' that attacked me was really hard to get rid of.  I am finally feeling better and have a long list to catch up with (I finally slept enough that the bug gave up on me!  Unfortunately, I think it moved on to Alan!)  So, here are the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! ~ thought you might be interested in the beautiful Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper ~ it is not in the new catalog and I know it will be missed by many of us.  If you have any questions, give me a call in the studio ~ 587-1548 or on my cell ~ 641-9354.

Weekly Deals through June 1


Stampin' Up!'s 2015-2016 catalog goes live on June 2.  If you want your very own 'paper catalog' you can pick one up at my SNEAK PEAK/LAST CHANCE CATIVITY (that's cat talk for event) on Sunday, May 31.  Stop in any time between 1 PM and 5 PM in the Cat/Art Studio ~ 2758 Murray Avenue, Norfolk.  Make 6 easy projects (3 w the old, 3 w the new).  The class fee is $15 or FREE when you place an order at the event.  You can order retiring stamp sets or new (order won't be placed until June 2) and get FREE shipping during the event.  You will also go home with YOUR very own NEW catty!  (If you cannot attend just let me know and you can pick up your catty that weekend sometime.)


Friends Who Know

We'll be FRIENDS forever.....

because you already know too much.

You can find this retiring stamp set on page 114 in the 2014-15 catty.  It is a wood stamp, #134081, for $13.95.  Can you think of a friend who would love to get this card, a really good friend?  I can.

3rd Thursday class is tomorrow....&, you're invited....

The theme for this month's 3rd Thursday class is guy cards and I hope you'll join me to make six cards ~ 3 designs ~ for $15 or FREE with an order placed in class.  We start any time between 4:30 and 6:00 ~ work at your own speed ~ bring a friend.  Here are some pictures of some swap cards on the boards at Stampin' Up!'s Share Fair last week.  Let me know if you can join me tomorrow for some fun stamping with friends!!

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Great Choices for This Week!

We have such a great variation of fun products on the Weekly Deals this week.  You can use some of these great products for graduations, birthdays, summer fun, back to school, etc.  It's such a fun filled week!

You can add these fabulous products to some of our retired products and really pick up a ton of products at great prices!  Take a look:

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Visit my online store to pick up any of these products, retired products, Clearance Rack, or any other of our products.


Great Paper Pumpkin Offer


If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too! 

Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). 

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You customers need to visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The commissionable amount (after shipping is deducted) for each discounted kit is $5.98 since the shipping amount is not included. Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first two discounted months.