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On a day like today............

.....the very best thing to have is a cup of tea..........preferably together.  And, perhaps a little stamping in a warm cozy place!  The TEA TOGETHER stamp set is on page 49 in the Occasions Catalog ~ purrrrrrfect when it as cold as it is today.  And, you don't have to worry about fussy cutting the tea pot and the tea cup.  You can find the framelits in the Sale-A-Bration brochure on page 17.


Mistakes happen...........

Un duWe all make mistakes!  Yesterday, in my Butterfly Gala Suite Class, one of my friends was finishing up her card when 'disaster struck'.  Well, of course, it wasn't a disaster but it seemed that way for a minute or so.  She was ready to add her last pretty layer to her card front when she dropped it and it ended up cattywumpus (only in the Cat/Art Studio) on the card.  It stuck.  It stuck good!  To the rescue ~ un du!  This little miracle bottle removes adhesive (the bottle also says it removes tapes, gum, tar, crayon, lip balm and grease!!).  The black plastic around the white bottle top is thin and easily slips between two layers of paper.  The liquid drips slowly onto the paper and it can be separated easily.  It does take a little while for the wetness to evaporate but, in the end, it is purrrrrfect ~ you can even restick it without adding more adhesive.  I got mine at Hobby Lobby but I would think you can find it at most craft stores.  It is a little expensive but well worth the $ and lasts a very long time.  I definitely recommend it!  

Meant To Be a purrrrrfect Valentine!

Meant To Be square card

The MEANT TO BE Bundle is on page 6 in the Occasions Catalog.  The stamp set is bundled with the BE MINE STITCHED framelits dies ~ saving 10% off of the products!  Rachel from Stampin' Up! is going to explain all the unique pieces in the bundle!  If you would like to order just let me know............EMAIL ME HERE!



Precious Parcel Card Kit

Card Kit



            Shannon shares a little 'how to' with this cute CARD KIT.  My friend, Lynne, and I had a little difficulty with it the first time we tried to assemble the cards.  We hadn't seen the video (it helps) and didn't understand the pocket.  It is so easy and quick!  I think we both felt a little silly!  Right, Lynne?  

The cards are very pretty and very vintage.  My friend, Cyndi, saw these cute kits in stamp club last week and decided to use the cards for invitations to a party she is giving for her friend's son who is being married in September!  She has it all planned out ~ and the invitations are FREE!  An amazing lady!!!!




The Creative Process ~ PP

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you may want to subscribe to receive next month's pretty box in your mail box.  What do potting soil, succulents, a teacup and a photographer have in common?  To get an idea, take a look at the creative video below.  It's a special look from the Stampin' Up! designers as they describe the fun process of putting the February kit together. 

Each kit is specially designed each month.   Each month as a subscriber, you get to have fun playing with all their creations.  It's such a sense of accomplishment when you get to see their inspiration come together and YOU are part of the process!

 These creative ladies shower you with perfectly coordinated products.  It's something that you can count on each and every month!  And, each kit gives you something to share with your friends!  

Finally, jump into spring with this unique kit.  Sosign up for Paper Pumpkin today and discover all that the designers have been working on for the last few weeks.   You will receive FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies when you purchase a 3, 6 or 12 month prepaid subscription!!!  The deadline to sign up for this kit is February 10.  I know you will enjoy this monthly crafting opportunity.  Let me know if you have questions!

Susan Elise

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Another tip...........

This time the tip is from my stampin' friend, SUSAN TRAN, who found this on Pinterest and shared with me to share with you.  Have trouble opening the new ink pads?  Maybe not all the time but they can be difficult on occasion!  Connie Stewart has some helpful hints to share with us ~ you can find her advice ~ below ~

From Susan ~

Subject: I found this on Pinterest!

What do you think?


News You Can Use...

I have been asked about the storage containers that I use for my 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper.  You may have seen them ~ they are purrrrfect for our paper!!!  My friend, Dory, found these wonderful storage units on Amazon and sent me the link to share with you.



Storage Studios Paper File [3-pack)

12.75 x 12.95 x 0.13 inches



$7.25 (Amazon prime shipping) 


Did you know......

Library 1That the CAT/ART STUDIO has a little library behind this closed door?  You've probably not noticed it as you walk in the door.  It is the first cabinet to the left so check it out.  What will you find?  Books to borrow!  Novels, mysteries, some about crafting, some about tea.....I guarantee they are all the easy read style .............just for fun books...........that will guarantee a relaxing read.  And, you're welcome to take and return at your convenience!

Library 2