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Today is the last day of Stampin' Up!'s ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA and it is the Second 24-Hour Flash Sale!  If you haven't printed off the FLYER FOR THE SALE so back to my blog post of November 21.  If you have any questions or want me to help you with your order email me or give me a call (Cell 641-9354/Home 587-1548) ~ I would love to help you!  Susan Elise

Good Morning!  I am back in the Studio after a lovely, relaxing Thanksgiving holiday in the mountains with friends, Mitchell and Phyllis, and Alan (the cats stayed home and were well taken care of by our friend, Lauren).  I thought I was going to add something really crafty this morning ~ something creative ~ but instead I found this Stampin' Up! video about Fast Fuse that you need to see.  I use Fast Fuse adhesive almost exclusively now and really like the way that it holds on our projects.  I know I was hesitant initially to recommend this product to you because I had difficulty with it and didn't want you to go through the same thing that I was experiencing.  If I had seen this video before I started using it I would have been fine.  That's why it is on my blog today ~ if you follow these recommendations, YOU will be fine with your own FAST FUSE!  Glad to be back, Susan Elise


Spider Web Doilies Video

With Halloween over, you have probably put away your Spider Wed Doilies.  Well take them back out.  Stampin' Up has a great video that will help you keep using them.  There are so many great ideas.  Take a look: 

 You can get the Doilies from my online store or contact me for any help you may need, I'm happy to help.


Envelope Punch Board Flower

I love creating envelopes with my Envelope Punch Board, but did you know you can create so much more with it?  Take a look at the video from Stampin' Up! showing you how to create a flower using the Envelope Punch Board.  It's fun to use the punch board for more than just envelopes. 

 visit my online store to get this product and start creating your flowers.

Let's see what you can create!


November Paper Pumpkin

Here is another great My Paper Pumpkin video.  Don't you just love the super selection of cards all in one kit?  I really like how easy it all comes together to make a bunch of cards for your neighbors, friends, family or co-workers.  If you have not tried the monthly My Paper Pumpkin subscription  yet, now is the time. Take a look at this months kit:

PAPER PUMPKIN is sent to you each month and the first thing you receive is your Welcome Kit.  The Welcome Kit includes a clear acrylic "D" block!  Sign up for the program now by visiting  Click "Get it" and make sure to select me as your demonstrator. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise


English Garden DSP ~ Buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free ~ Today only!


I love this stamp set< Heartfelt Sympathy, and have used it several times recently.  I have the directions for you ~ please feel free to download the directions and use any DSP in your collection.  I used the pretty paper, English Garden, from Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.The saying is embossed using the Whisper White craft stamp pad and White embossing powder.  I cut the vellum wider than the DSP, scored it lightly and folded the ends around to the back.  That way you will not need to use adhesive under the vellum ~ it always shows and looks a little tacky if you know what I mean.  Enjoy ~ directions here ~

Download Heartfelt Sympathy PDF

Persimmon Time

Please stop by if you would like to pick up a couple of PERSIMMONS.  Alan and I have two trees in the backyard and it is harvest time.  We will be here today and tomorrow so come on by!  We would love to share with you!


I haven't tried this cookie recipe yet but I will today ~ if you try it, let me know what you think!  It sounds like a good way to use persimmons!  Persimmons can be used in jam, muffins, cake, bread and cookies.  They can also be eaten like an apple ~ fresh.  You will want to peel them as the outer skin is a little tough, peel them like you would peel an apple.  Do stop by.............Susan Elise

Persimmon Cookies




Stampin' Up! is having a special sale and it is coming soon ~ November 23 - 30!  You can save up to 50 percent on select products during the week-long ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA.  And, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30.  Remember ~ the products on sale are only available while supplies last!


DOWNLOAD the LIST to see what will be on sale.


*Past PAPER PUMPKIN kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.

*There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza.  Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.

*Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.  Be sure and check the Clearance Rack!