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Love & Affection swap samples...........

Do you believe it is the last day of JUNE?  It was a lovely month ~ and, it just flew by.  Today is the last day the STAMPIN' UP! is offering TWO ADDITIONAL STAMP SETS FREE when you sign up to become a Demonstrator.  Adding up to an additional $100 value to your kit depending on the sets you choose.  The STARTER KIT is $99 (you use your cc when you complete the form online), you choose $125 in product and get FREE shipping.  I will be home all day and would love to talk to you about this offer, give me a call or EMAIL ME HERE

One of the sets you might want to consider adding to your Starter Kit is LOVE & AFFECTION ~

Love & Affection swap card 2

Love & Affection swap card 3

Love & Affection swap card 4

Love & Affection swap card 5

LOVE & AFFECTION is included in the AFFECTIONATELY YOURS SUITE pictured on page 44 & 45 in the new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  Also included in the suite is the Floral Affection embossing folders which you see used on the cards above.  The embossing folders are a set of two, small and easy to use.  In addition there is Copper embossing powder, Cooper Metallic Thread, Ribbon, Washi Tape, Designer Series Paper and a cardstock pack.  So many possibilities, so little time...............happy last day of the month!  Susan Elise



Love & Affection stamp set & Lynne

Lynne Galewski

This is Lynne and she is holding a card she made at our OPEN HOUSE & BOGO SALE on Sunday afternoon.  She is an enthusiastic stamper and has been a Demonstrator for over a year.  She doesn't get to stamp as much as she would like because of her full time job but has just redone her stamp space (you may remember her room) and I think she will find more time this summer!  Right, Lynne?

Love & Affection make & take card

This is the card we made Sunday.  It is easy and quick but so elegant.  We used the stamp set Love & Affection on page 45 in the new catalog.  The embossing folder, Floral Affection, is on the same page.  More cards tomorrow using this same stamp set.  Stop in tomorrow to check out five or six swap cards I just received!  Susan Elise 

Magic Card Video

I ordered one package of each of the new Designer Series Papers before my Open House last weekend so that I could show everyone how pretty they are.  I have charts up on my display doors showing both sides of each piece of the paper.  It was so much fun to unpack these pretty papers and one set really caught my eye ~ FRUIT STAND DSP!  Then I saw this video and knew you would want to know how to make this MAGIC CARD ~ of course, you could use any DSP but this is a perfect fit.  I bet you are wondering what a "Magic Card" is, right?  Well take a look at the video from Stampin' Up!.  I love how it all comes together. 

You can get any of the great new products from our 2016-2017 annual catalog from my online store.  Or, just give me a call ~ 641-9354 ~ any time!  Susan Elise


BOGO SALE ~ last day to take advantage is today!

Diane and her shaker card

Diane and her husband are showing off Diane's first time ever SHAKER CARD she made yesterday afternoon at my OPEN HOUSE AND BOGO SALE.  Lovely that the colors in her pretty outfit match the card ~ can you believe it???   Thanks for joining us!

If you would like to make your own shaker card join me in the Cat/Art Studio this afternoon any time from 3 to 7.  Great deals, great make & take cards, great new products to see 'in person'!!!    Susan Elise

Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper

If you love to create beautiful scenery cards, then you are going to love the new Serene  Scenery  Designer Series Paper Pad (#141642, $10, on page 174 in the 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Catalog). Take a look at this video from Stampin' Up! giving you a glimpse of the beautiful pages in this pad: 


Do you love it as much as I do?  And the backgrounds it creates are so soft and inviting.   You can pick this up along with dozens of new Designer Series Papers from my online store or come to my OPEN HOUSE & BOGO SALE in the CAT/ART STUDIO this afternoon and see it in person!  Happy Sunday!


June My Paper Pumpkin

Here is the monthly My Paper Pumpkin post from Stampin' Up! to share with you.  This is the project kit that our monthly subscribers got in the month of June.  If you are not a subscriber, you should think about it.  The ideas are super each month and sometimes a little surprise shows up in your pretty box.  When you are on the go this Summer, look to your My Paper Pumpkin to keep the crafty projects coming ~ everything is included!!!
 I really love all that you can do with My Paper Pumpkin each month.  Sign up to start your My Paper Pumpkin subscription today. Click here

New Stamp Club...........


This is Anne Squicciarini, a new member of my new stamp club, and this is her first ever card!  Love when first time stampers want to show off their FIRST EVER CARD!! The stamp set, SWIRLY BIRD, is new, the stamp club is new and Anne is new.  Several of the members of the club met last year but had members move so Jenny and Gina recruited Anne and then, A FRIEND AND LONG TIME STAMPER, Denise joined us.  Since then, Cheryllynn is excited to start in July.  We have room for another club member, so if you are interested be sure and let me know.  This stamp club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 PM in the afternoon.  Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 12 ~ won't you join us?  And, it is perfectly fine if you have never stamped before ~ Anne will vouch for that!

Don't forget graphic

Open House and BOGO is this weekend!

It has been one of those weeks ~ my computer just doesn't want to cooperate with me!  So, I hope you have me on your calendar and you will be able to join me ~

Sunday, June 26, Noon to 5 PM and Monday, June 27, 3 to 7 PM

Come by to see new products, pick up a new catalog, make a bookmark with the new in colors, make a card, purchase retiring sets and order new!

If you buy a retired stamp set at the sticker price (on the box), you may order new product at the same price ~ BOGO ~ buy the retired, get the new for FREE.  


EMAIL ME to reserve your seat in the CAT/ART STUDIO!


Shaker Cards

June shaker card

Shaker Cards are so much fun for kids, oh, ok ~ for all of us, right?  The card above is a shaker card and one that the Stampin' Up! Team made from the JUNE PAPER PUMPKIN supplies.  Here are several other cards from a website, Paper Pumpkin Fan Club, for demonstrators to share ideas.  These cards were made by Suzanne Netz.

Alternative 3

Alternative 4 small shakers

One of the reasons I have SHAKER CARDS on my mind is because we will be making one at my upcoming BOGO SALE on Sunday and Monday afternoons ~ June 26 and 27.  Let me know if you will be able to join us. EMAIL ME!

The other reason I have been thinking about SHAKER CARDS  is because Stampin' Up! has a new addition on page 182 in the 2016-17 catty ~ FOAM ADHESIVE STRIPS ~ purrrrfect for shaker cards!  Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise

Oh Happy Day ~ not!

I am so frustrated because my usual email


isn't working for me today ~ I am not getting any emails and not able to send emails from the usual '[email protected]'.  And, I can't figure out why, nothing works.  We spent the weekend in the mountains at our cottage and got back yesterday.  Last night, everything worked.  This morning not so much.  Oh well!  It will get better and in the meantime this is a HAPPY VIDEO chosen because it is soooooooo happy ~ OH HAPPY DAY CARD KIT on page 6 in the annual catalog.  Enjoy!