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Card Class on Saturday ~

My fourth HOLIDAY CARD CLASS was this past Saturday morning and I wanted to show you the cards that we made.  The first one uses the FEATHERS & FROST stamp set on page 30 in the Holiday Catalog.  The birds are so cute and I love the sayings in that set!  We used the Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green Blends to color the image.  (Remember to use your Memento stamp pad when you are working with the Blends.)

Red Bird Class CardOur second card uses the stamp set ANGELS ON EARTH on pare 26 in the Holiday Catalog.  The colors I used on this card are Soft Sea Foam, Shaded Spruce and Melon Mambo.  I had to try several of the red shades to see which one would work the best.

Project sheet cardThe third card uses the stamp set SNOW IS GLISTENING (this one was 'voted' the favorite!).  The set is one of two that Stampin' Up! has introduced for this month only on the SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE (see lots of posts/samples by going back through the blog!).  I will add the PROJECT SHEET tomorrow for those of you who were not able to come to class.  By the way ~ I have another HOLIDAY CARD CLASS this coming Saturday, November 24, at 10 AM ~ I have four spaces left in the class if you are interested!  I would love to have you.


Snow is Glistening Tree




Low Inventory List

Stampin' Up!'s HOLIDAY CATALOG has been so popular that some products may be unavailable soon.  Stampin' Up! just sent an update to all of their demonstrators regarding the products that are in LOW INVENTORY STATUS.  Here is the list.....

  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • 5/8" STRIPED BURLAP TRIM (item 147889)
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • GALVANIZED BUTTONS (item 147891)
  • GALVANIZED CLIPS (item 147806)
  • TAKEOUT THINLITS DIES (item 147927)
  • TRANQUIL TIDE 1/4" VELVET RIBBON (item 147802)
  • REAL RED 3/8" MIXED SATIN RIBBON (item 147894)

The products with the asterisk next to the item number will be carried over into another catalog.  Stampin' Up! doesn't usually share that information this early but wanted you to know!  Thanks.  If you have questions or see anything on the list that you want me to order now please let me know.  My cell is 757-641-9354.

It's a blizzard! (Can you believe all the snow that fell in DC and further north?)


JANUARYMy 2019 CALENDAR GIFT CLASS finished this week on Tuesday ~ thank all of you who came to the studio to create gifts for your friends and family this season!  Stamping 12 months of cards all during one session is not an easy task but I loved the excitement and commitment of all of you!  I had a lot of my stamping friends ask me about the BEAUTIFUL BLIZZARD BUNDLE while they were working on their calendars.  You can find the bundle on page 39 in Stampin' Up's HOLIDAY CATALOG.  The bottom picture shows the calendar page that we made and the top picture shows a card using the negative layered over white cardstock.  (Of course you would save ALL of the snowflakes!)  I'll add a project sheet tomorrow in case you want to create your own card.  

Tuesday Project Sheet

Snow is Glistening Crumb CakeStampin' Up! brought out the SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE products for the month of November.  There are two stamp sets and this card uses the SNOW IS GLISTENING stamp set (below). The set is $21.00 and the order number is #149742.  The set includes 14 photopolymer stamps.  You can download the PROJECT SHEET for the card, above, here ~

Download Snow is Glistening

  Stamp Set Snow is Glistening

Craft & Carry

11.12.18_SHAREABLE1_STAMPARATUS_BAG_NAStampin' Up! announced this morning that a new bag has been created to make it easy to carry (and protect) your Stamparatus Tool.  It will also be wonderful for storage ~ you'll always know where to find it!  The new bag will be available on December 5 for $29 using the order number 149695.  It would also be a lovely holiday gift for a stamping friend!

Timeless Tidings ~ what a value!!!!


You can find the TIMELESS TIDINGS PROJECT KIT on page 33 in Stampin' Up!'s  Holiday Catalog.  The kits sold out early and had to be reordered by SU!  They are on backorder but will arrive on December 3.  According to the report on Stampin' Up!'s website there are 164 that have been ordered but (do you believe it?) 5, 016 being delivered!!!!  So, for this weekend ~ if you email me your kit order by Sunday, November 11, at midnight I will pay the shipping and the tax for you.  Your order will be $20.00 and that's 20 cards with envelopes for $20.00 ~ what a value!  EMAIL ME NOW!



New Option for YOU!

Stampin' Up! is testing a new SHOP BY PROJECT OPTION in my online store that should make shopping for project supplies a little easier. In addition to featuring fun project ideas (and their accompanying supply lists), this new ordering option allows you to pick and choose only the items  you need to complete a project and add those items to your cart—all without leaving the page!  One more way that Stampin' Up! is working to make our crafting time easier and fun!  Visit my online store by clicking on the highlighted link below to see what it's all about.

Visit my online store here

One of the projects featured is the cute Santa's Workshop Cards that you can find on page 21 in the Holiday Catalog.  We will be creating these cards at my Holiday Open House on Saturday.  I hope you will be able to come.  EMAIL ME to let me know so I will have card supplies for you!

The Shop by Project option will be available until December 31, 2018; however, depending on feedback, it may become a more permanent fixture in our online store.  I think you will like it!

Project online ordering easy

Holiday Help!

December Kit headerThe holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card.  November's PAPER PUMPKIN kit gives you everything you need to make plenty ~ 10 special cards, 5 each of 2 unique holiday designs!

Love the box designed especially for November's projects ~ it's a SNEAK PEAK of what's inside!!

YOU get all this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot ~ all for $19.95 (shipping included)!

Sign up HERE by November 10!  You'll LOVE it ~ Stampin' Up!'s done all the work!