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It's a Sara Thing with My Paper Pumpkin

This video features Sara Douglas (Shelli's daughter), Stampin' Up!'s CEO, who designed the APRIL PAPER PUMPKIN box for all of us to enjoy.  
Take a look at what Sara has to say about the April project (and about new colors and a free gift tucked inside): 

In order to have the April PP arrive in your mail box you must sign up by APRIL 10.  You can sign up for one month, three months, six months, etc. ~ your choice!  It's easy and you will love having a crafty mail box!  Feel free to contact me with any questions about My Paper Pumpkin, or go directly to the Paper Pumpkin web page HERE!  

ENJOY!  Susan Elise


Count down to Friday, March 31, the last day of 2017 Sale-a-Bration and the perks that we have taken advantage of for three months!  Is there one more of the SAB products that you have in mind, that you have been wondering why you didn't choose, that you would love to have?  There is still a little bit of time left ~ and, if your list is empty you might consider this last suggestion to get that last SAB product into your collection.  We always need ADHESIVES, right?  Ordering now would save you from running out this Spring/Summer!  Think about it.  



Basket Bunch Sunday

Thanks a Bunch bunny card

This cute little bunny is from the stamp set BASKET BUNCH.  The set is on page 18 in the Occasions Catalog or you can just click on the link!  Would you like to use my stamp set and dies?  If so, stop by on Sunday afternoon, April 2, between 1 and 4 to make two Easter cards with envelopes.  The get-together is FREE ~ do bring a friend.  Do let me know that you are coming so that I will have your cards ready for you. EMAIL ME NOW!

From my demonstrator team....

SEM card from team March 2017

I wanted to show you this cute card that my friends that are demonstrators and on my team presented me several weeks ago at our team meeting.  Isn't it cute?  I think it is so nice that they included Jupiter and Star (purrrrrrfect) on my card.  The card was signed by my team members congratulating me on a promotion I received recently from Stampin' Up!  And they included a nicely wrapped gift (below) ~ how nice ~ THANKS everyone!

SEM earrings from team March 2017

Opps ~ watercolor 102 class ~

Fabulous Flora host set March WC class

I thought I was going to get back to post the other two projects from my Watercolor 102 class yesterday and I never did.  Sorry ~ getting ready to have my family over to celebrate the dates of our parents birthdays ~ tomorrow.  This card uses a stamp from the HOST STAMP SET, Fabulous Flora, on page 198 in the annual catalog.  We used StazOn to stamp on the Watercolor Paper (page 175).

Remarkable You March WC class

This stamp set is perfect to use with Watercolor Pencils.  It is REMARKABLE YOU and you can find it on page 128 in the annual catalog.  We used our Spritzer (#126185, $3.00, on page 180) to get this wash effect.  Love it!

Want to make these cards and learn the techniques to use with your Watercolor Pencils ~ the 101 CLASS is April 22 and the 102 CLASS is April 29. EMAIL ME TO SIGN UP NOW.

Watercolor 102 Class

Last Sunday afternoon I had my Watercolor 102 Class and I wanted to show you the cards that we made.  The 102 class expands on the 101 basic watercolor class using Stampin' Up!'s new package of watercolor pencils.  I will be repeating both classes in April and I would love to have you join me ~ the 101 class is scheduled for Saturday morning, April 22, at ten and the 102 class is scheduled for the following Saturday ~ April 29.  Here are the cards from my 102 class last week using various easy techniques with the pencils ~

Beautiful You March WC Class

Remarkable You Black Magic Card WC Class

I'll add the other two tomorrow morning.  Alan is waiting ~ he is determined to go to THE BREAD BOX for dinner tonight ~ he has been dying for Esma's lasagne!  Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise

From Stampin' Up! ~

Mini Egg Cartons Update

As stated in our January 31 Weekly Update, sales for our Mini Egg Cartons (item 142776) have exceeded our forecast, resulting in the need to temporarily turn the item off. We expected to receive a shipment on Friday, March 17 so that on Monday, March 20 we could ship backorders and turn the item back on for orders. 

The factory shipped the order via air as instructed and it arrived in San Francisco last week; however, as occasionally happens, U.S. Customs held the shipment for further inspection. When we learned of this delay, we changed the Inventory Status Report estimated arrival date to March 27; however, as of this morning, the shipment is still on hold with U.S. Customs.

Customs officials rarely hold Stampin’ Up! shipments for further inspection, but this can happen at any time, for any reason, including random search, paperwork issues, etc. Since U.S. Customs works on its own timeline, we are unable to speed up the inspection process.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will update you as soon as we have more information.     


Sale-A-Bration item Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is no longer available

We know that Sale-A-Bration has had some amazing products, and apparently you and your customers think so as well! We have exhausted our supply of item number 147356, which is the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and it will no longer be available for redemption.      


Sale-A-Bration item Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is no longer available

We know that Sale-A-Bration has had some amazing products, and apparently you and your customers think so as well! We have exhausted our supply of item number 147360, which is the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and will no longer be available for redemption.  

Bunny Buddies

My PP bunny projects

Projects from the Stampin' Up! BLOG showing alternate uses for Stampin' Up's March MY PAPER PUMPKIN KIT which arrived in my mail box at the end of last week.  This cute kit will be part of my Easter Craft Drop-in Class on Sunday afternoon April 2,  I am saving my kit for friends who want to join me that afternoon from 1 to 4 in the Studio. Let me know if you can join me ~ EMAIL ME HERE

Mini Egg Cartons

Egg Carton w project sheet

These cute Mini Egg Cartons have been on backorder FOREVER.  However, I should be able to order them on Monday, March 27.  If you are interested let me know this weekend so that I can add you to the list (Janie and Joy have been on the list for weeks)!  They will probably sell out quickly as everyone has been waiting so long.  Oh ~ they come in a natural cream color (page 18 in the Occasions Catalog) but you can spray them any color that you like.  Fill your Stampin' Spritzer (126185, page 180 in the annual catalog) about 3/4 full with Rubbing Alcohol and add drops of re-inker to get the intensity of color you want.  (Rubbing Alcohol comes in 70% and 91% ~ my preference as it evaporates more quickly.)  Spray and let them dry before adding the decorations ~ fill with Easter goodies.  Directions below ~

Download Easter Egg Carton 


Stampin' Up! just added 7 of their products to the FREE SALE-A-BRATION list.  Yes, this Stampin' Up! event does expire the last day of the month but that means that there are ten more days to take advantage of this offer.  

SAB flyer Tuesday March 21

You can print out the list HERE ~ LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY!