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Warm and happy gifts..........

Danish Christmas

Stampin' Up! shares ideas all the time ~ much to our advantage!  Did you know that there is a Stampin' Up! BLOG that we all have access to ~ not just Demonstrators ~ everyone!  This picture, plus several others and a great article, are on the blog today for all of us to read (just click on the word BLOG, above to go the article ~ enjoy!)  The articles are often written by members of Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team, which is an international group of talented demonstrators chosen to share creative ideas over a specific period of time.  This article is written by Valerie Moody who is from Rugby UK.  I hope you enjoy this warm & happy gift idea to present your friends with a hot chocolate treat this Christmas!  Susan Elise

Paper Stack: Playful Palette

Painter's Palette card for Bingo

Today is the last day of Stampin' Up!'s ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!  You will find the DSP Stack, Playful Palette, is part of this sale.  We used this pretty paper over and over in the summer for some fun cards, I am sure you have samples!  It's 40% off today!

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Time for a quick birthday card?

Although Alan and I spent the Thanksgiving holiday in the mountains it is always nice to return home to Tidewater ~ both areas have so much to enjoy and the contrasts are always interesting.  I know that many of you have the stamp set, Wetlands, on page 133 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog and we have all used it to share our cards, albums and projects with others.  Here is an easy card that you might want to try if you have a friend with a birthday coming up (but, you are so busy with the holidays you don't have time to make something more detailed or complicated!).  Click on the link to download the instructions.  Susan Elise

Wetland Birthday

Download Wetland Birthday Greetings

Stitched with Cheer Video

If you are still looking for an idea for your Christmas cards, here is a perfect kit for you.  The Stitched with Cheer Project Kit from Stampin' Up! gives you all the products you need to create 18 Christmas cards.  So if you love the idea of homemade cards but don't know where to start, Let Stampin' Up! help.

 The Holiday Catalog is another great source of inspiration.  You can pick up any holiday products you want to add to your cards from my online store. 



In the Bag Video

Happy Thanksgiving!  Visiting friends and family?  Here is a little video that might make visiting a little easier in the future.  We are always so busy that it's easy to forget the extras that we need.  Just create some tags and have our Gusset Bags on hand. 

 You can pick up the Gusset bags, or any other holiday products from my online store.  Have a lovely day!



Pretty presents

Bea Conaway's Wreath

Wreath by Bea Conaway!  You might remember a similar picture in a Stampin' Up! catalog about a year ago.  Bea contacted me about the wreath ~ she had been saving supplies to create it herself.    Great job, Bea!  Thanks for sharing!  Don't forget to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s sale this week.........

Online Extravaganza


The Holiday Extravaganza!

The Holiday Extravaganza is back!!  From November 21st through November 28th (Monday through Monday) Stampin' Up! has a list of products that will be on sale up to 40% off.  There are lots of products I'm sure you have been wanting that are on the list.   

You can find all the products in my online store.

Save up to 40 percent on select products during the week-long Online Extravaganza, but to make it more interesting, you can also take advantage of two Flash Sales during the first 24 hours on November 21st (the first day of the sale) and the last 24 hours on November 28th (the last day of the sale)  But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!  


If you have never ordered online before, you will need to set up your account, which just takes a few minutes.  Let me know if you need help!

 Click here to download the list.


Haroldine on Mother's Day 2016

Our friend, Haroldine, passed away on Thursday this week.  I wanted all of you to know because I think her enthusiasm for stamping & creating in the Cat/Art Studio affected all of us who knew her.  She was a lovely happy lady who lived life to the fullest.  Her daughter, Chris, called me on Friday afternoon and I am so thankful.  Haroldine ate breakfast and lunch at home, sat in her favorite chair and passed.  So nice to know she was in a loving space & surrounded by loving people.  I have wonderful memories and it is easy to smile, and even laugh, remembering .... Susan Elise