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Sharing Laurie's pictures .....

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights ~ tonight is the last night to drive through this fabulous display (5:30 to 10:00).  My friend, Laurie Holtan, was there earlier this month and shared her pictures with me.  So, if you haven't had a chance to walk or ride through her wonderful pictures will be all you need (but, put it on your 'bucket list' for next year!).  Thanks, Laurie!

Laurie 1 Laurie 2 Laurie 5
Laurie 4
Laurie 3 Laurie 6 Laurie 7

Tuesday Project Sheet on Sunday...........

Abstract Impressiions Grateful CardThis is a catch-up PROJECT SHEET ~ one that we can use as we write those thank you notes for our gifts and celebrations during the holidays.  You can find this photopolymer stamp set on page 129 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.

Download Abstract Impressions Grateful Card

Tea Together

TEA TOGETHERYou can find the Tea Together stamp set on page 49 in the new Occasions Catalog.  However it is not bundled.  No dies?  But, I see a tea cup die in the picture above!  Interesting ~ you can find the set of Tea Time Framelits Dies on page 17 in the Sale-A-Bration brochure ~ it's a free item!  I would love to use the card on the right as an invitation to a tea party ~ such a pretty little cup!  Purrrrfect!

I know some of you do have the SAB brochure and are patiently awaiting the Occasions Catalog ~ let me know when it arrives.  And, if it doesn't I will have one for you.  Susan Elise

..enjoy the simple moments...

Rooster w light wood background

I hope that you have received your sale-a-bration brochure in the mail ~ some of you have let me know that it has arrived.  Thank you.  Your Occasions Catalog should be coming soon also (they were not mailed together ~ sorry).  I used the HOME TO ROOST stamp set on page 11 for the card above ~ I am sure it will be a SAB favorite (what do you think, Laurie?).  I used the Wood Textures 6" x 6" DSP (144177, page 191 in the annual catalog) for the background.  Of course, all of the cards were a little different because the color and texture of the paper changes throughout the pack.  Here is another sample ~

Rooster w dark wood backgroundI think you'll find lots to love in the brochure ~ seems to me there is something for everyone.  Let me know if it does not arrive soon.  I have extras to share.  SAB begins on January 3 giving us all time to make our list and check it twice (where have I heard that before ~ opps ~ different list!)  Happy Friday!

Year by Year Calendar Kit Give Away

I think that December's PAPER PUMPKIN KIT would be wonderful to share with a preteen, teen or someone even younger.  It is a 2019 calendar kit and if you would like to have the kit just let me know who you would like to share it with.  I will choose one of you to send the kit to ~ you will need to let me know by this Friday so that I can get it to you in time to start the new year.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!


December Kit Products

Sale - A - Bration starts soon..........

Happy Day After Christmas ~ I hope your holidays have been full of warm happy surprises with family and friends.  Mine have been busy to the point that this is my first blog post in ages.  Sorry.  It is time to go back to work!  One of the projects that kept me busy before Christmas (with everything else going on) was two swaps to finish and mail off to PA so that I can have samples for you in January!  Two swaps ~ one for the Occasions catty and one for SAB ~ 40 cards each!  (You know I was wondering why I ever signed up to participate in TWO!)  But, I'll have new samples for you in January ~ can't wait to see what everyone created!!!  You should have your catalogs by now ~ let me know if you don't so that I can send you one!  This video is from Stampin' Up! and will show you ways to use the stamp set LOVELY LATTICE on page 15 in the Sale - A - Bration catalog.  Enjoy!



Carryover from the Holiday Catalog

With the OCCASIONS CATALOG right around the corner, I wanted you to know which products will be carried over from the Holiday Catalog.  These products will continue to be available to you ~ Wishing You Well stamp set, Braided Linen Trim, First Frost stamp set, Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies, Winter Wood stamp set and the DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER.  Whether you have this embossing folder or not I think that the video below will be of interest to you.  There are so many ways to use it as shown in the video and I know you can think of even more.  Email pictures of what you create with the folder ~ I would love to post them here!  Happy Saturday!


PS:  So happy it is being continued!  SE

This Little Piggy

Anna Marie Carter created this card for our team meeting swap.  She used the stamp set THIS LITTLE PIGGY on page 33 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  She had so much fun she made multiple cards using different pigs from the set, coloring them different colors with our blends and using different colors of the Gingham Gala DSP!  She enjoyed making her swap cards so much ~ she couldn't stop laughing when she was showing us all the cards.  And, all of us had a hard time choosing which of the cute piggy cards we wanted to keep!  Thanks Anna Marie!

Anna Marie Carter swap card

Take Your Pick

This tool is new in the Holiday Catalog (#144107, page 30).  It is so helpful for so many crafting procedures that I think it would be a good Christmas Gift for any crafter.  I am just sorry that I didn't think of it sooner ~ today is the last day to order from Stampin' Up! to insure Christmas delivery.  Oh my!  Of course, you can always order it later ~ no problem!  


Occasions Catalog coming soon!

Stampin' Up!'s OCCASIONS CATALOG will be available soon.  If you are a regular customer of mine it will be arriving in your mailbox later this month.  If it doesn't arrive please let me know and I will be sure you to get you one.  You can email me HERE!

In the catalog you will find creative ideas for Valentine's Day, Birthdays, Easter, Father's Day, Mother's Day and much more!!!  Like Gingham?  You are going to LOVE the Gingham Gala Suite!  I have another card from my team meeting to show you later this week ~ with the gingham DSP ~ so cute!