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Make a Medallion

On Thursday last week I posted a card that I made using the new stamp set, Make a Medallion.  I was highlighting the glimmer paper in that post and used the Bermuda Bay glimmer paper underneath the medallion that I had stamped.  Today, Stampin' Up! has a new video with Carrie demonstrating how to use the stamp set ~ and, letting all of us know how easy it is to achieve really elegant results with it.  This stamp set would have been impossible if it had not been created in photopolymer which allows us to line the design up perfectly (or, purrrrrrfectly if you are in the Cat/Art Studio)!  It is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set so we have one more month before it disappears on March 31.  Enjoy,  Susan Elise 


My Paper Pumpkin Year in Review

One more Paper Pumpkin message for you this morning ~ My Paper Pumpkin is a great way to have everything you need come to your door (in one cute little box) to create something special for family or friends.  Stampin' Up! created this video to show you all the wonderful projects  subscribers received last year.  Take a look:

If you are not a subscriber and would like to start a membership today, please visit the My Paper Pumpkin website and sign up today.

You can contact me for more information on how to start your subscription.



Our advantage...............


What is OUR ADVANTAGE?  It is that MY PAPER PUMPKIN is available for you to choose during SALE-A-BRATION and that the price is reduced by $5.00 for a 3 month subscription AND that you can choose any of the wonderful products in the FREE Sale-A-Bration brochure for FREE when you sign up for your subscription.  Check out the video on the cute most recent birthday oriented kit. SIGN UP HERE!  YOU know you would love to have a fun surprise in your boring mail box once a month!!!!  I do!  Susan Elise


All that glimmers...............

All that glimmers is not gold ~ new

Stampin' Up! added THREE NEW SALE-A-BRATION products this week.  I think the GLIMMER PAPER, above, is my favorite ~ you won't believe how sparkly it is!!!  If you would like to see it in person ~ please stop by the studio so that I can introduce you.  I have only made one card so far ~  I used the glimmer paper around the medallion ~ the scalloped piece.   Click on any of the products I used ~ pictured below ~ to go directly to my blog and order yours NOW!  Thanks for stopping by...............Susan Elise

Friend card 2

Card w new glimmer paper medallion

Sale-a-bration Swaps Continue.......

More cards for you from our team meeting last weekend.  Such talented ladies and we have so much fun when we get together.  If you would like to join our group we would love to have you.  Why would you want to be a demonstrator?  I think the main reason is because you SAVE 20% on ALL of your Stampin' Up! purchases ~ that is why people join.  That's why I joined!

During Sale-a-bration the started kit is still $99 (and, you can use your HOSTESS BENEFITS to purchase the kit) and Stampin' Up! is adding TWO FREE STAMP SETS ~ any that you would like to have!  It is a GOOD DEAL ~ no obligation ~ LET'S TALK!

And, now the cards from our meeting ~ you thought I would never get there, right?

So Very Much

Avant Garden flowers in pool party Avant Garden w bow Barn door card 1
and, watch for the inside of this one...........

Barn door card 2

do you believe it????  Very clever demonstrators, don't you think?


Swap Cards

Our SOUTHERN STARS TEAM MEETING was last Saturday afternoon and one of the things that we always do is swap cards.  Our theme for this month was to use any of the stamp sets, or products, in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  I thought you might like to see the results ~

Avant Garden Birthday

Using Avant Garden stamp set ~ aren't all the polka dots fun!

Avant Garden Heart

The same stamp set ~ totally different!

Dragonfly w brick wall

Inside the Lines DSP

Delicate Details ~ colorful!

I will have more to show you tomorrow.  Susan Elise

Watercolor Pencils 101

Rainbow card with dragonflies

I taught my first WATERCOLOR 101 class on Sunday afternoon and it was so much fun!  So happy to have Julie, Cyndi, Rusty, Dixie, Adrienne and Donna join me to use the new WATERCOLOR PENCILS.  The box of 13 pencils can provide so much creative fun but, until you know a little about how to use them can also be a little stressful.  My 101 class helps to get past that feeling and into some relaxing creative fun.  My next 101 class will be on Saturday morning, March 11, at 10 ~ let me know if you'd like to join me.  (And, yes, for those of you who would like to know MORE there will be a 102 class ~ March 19!)

NEW crafting products for you....

Page from the pamphlet

You know you need this pack of sparkly paper.  Honestly, it is like being in the middle of the Milky Way on a very dark night!  The pack is one of three NEW SALE-A-BRATION products that will be available to all of us on Tuesday this week (and you know I will be placing an order that day ~ expedited ~ so let me know if you want to add something).  As part of SAB, any purchase of $50 earns us this product ~ FREE.  As a Demonstrator I was able to order one pack EARLY (a demo perk) and I have been using it with my stamp clubs all week.  Yesterday I created this card ~ what do you think?

Friend card 2

The medallion in the center of the sparkly circle is another SAB NEW product ~ MAKE A MEDALLION photopolymer stamp set.  One more month of SAB ~ it would be so nice if it just continued...........

Stampin' Up! news on the watercolor pencils.....

Picture of watercolor pencial


Watercolor Pencils Update

As many of you may be aware, we are experiencing an extremely high demand for our Watercolor Pencils (item 141709). If sales maintain their current levels, inventory in all markets will sell out within 2–3 weeks; if demand increases, our supply will deplete sooner.

Though we felt we had ordered more than enough units, the three-month supply of this product sold out within two months. We ordered two more shipments in response to high demand, yet sales continued to outpace projections while production slowed due to the Chinese New Year holiday; therefore, it will be necessary for us to place this item in not-orderable status as soon as our current inventory is depleted for each market.

Our next shipment will leave the factory in mid-April. In order to get this product into the hands of our demonstrators and customers as quickly as possible, we will air freight it to our various markets so that it arrives by the end of April.

We hope that by communicating this situation to you now, you will have plenty of time to prepare for this item’s interruption in availability. Please note that when you enter this product’s item number in OEX on a customer, demonstrator, or workshop order, you will receive a pop-up notification asking if you would like to be notified via email when it is back in stock. This will allow you to find out immediately when its status changes and it is again available to purchase.

To die for.................

Birthday Box

Here you can see another one of the small square dies that comes with the bundle, WINDOW SHOPPING.  This candle die and the one with the heart design both need to be treated a little differently because of their obvious orientation (you don't want your candles upside down, do you?).  Click on this link to see a video about this process.

Three boxes three designs

Here are the three designs included in with the dies.

Box as luminary

Such a pretty way to use the pretty little boxes, don't you think?  Check this bundle out on page 43 in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions catalog, the clear mount bundle is $50.25 ~ and you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product of your choice!  Let me know what you think!  SE