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Just a reminder...........

Just a reminder that I have GIFT CERTIFICATES that I will happily personalize for you to give to your crafty friends this season.  "Crafty friends" = wonderful papercrafters like my friend Susan Tran who sent me the picture of the cards that she created over the Thanksgiving holiday/weekend.    Thanks, Susan, they are beautiful....

Gift Certificates Christmas

Susan Tran Christmas

PS:  Susan said that she used the STAMPARATUS (#146276, page 164 in the annual catalog) in creating her cards.  She said "I always fall in love all over again with Stamparatus when I make multiple cards!".

Project Sheet Tuesday

Today's STAMPIN' UP! SALE features many, but not all, ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCTS.  Check the exclusion list that I posted on November 20 for more information.  You can find this impressive stamp set, CAMPOLOGY, on page 29 in the annual catalog.  It is not on the list so you can save on this set today!  Check out the list and enjoy your savings today!


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Arrange A Wreath ~ Stampin' Up! ~ SALE!

You might have overlooked this stamp set, ARRANGE A WREATH, because it is hidden away in the ANNUAL CATALOG ~ on page 127.  I recently fell in love with it and used it in my CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS last weekend (to be repeated on Tuesday, December 1, if you are interested ~ I have space for one more stamper!).  It is the BEST ~ it's an all year around stamp set ~ Valentine's, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and 'Best Wishes' for any occasion.


The first card is the one we created in class on Saturday afternoon ~ the other is similar with a change of colors.  What do you think?

CLASS CARD 1 CLASS CARD CLOSE UP CARD W WHITE WREATH WHITE WREATH CLOSE UPThe last one uses an additional die that matches the stamp set.  You can find the dies, WREATH BUILDER DIES, on page 173 in the annual catalog.  THESE WILL BOTH BE INCLUDED IN THE 24 HOUR SALE ~ ALL DAY TOMORROW!



State of Stampin' Up!

Thoufhtful Blooms

Do you remember the stamp set, THOUGHTFUL BLOOMS, above?  It was in this years Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I didn't remember it.  Guess I should have.  One of the announcements during the recent OnStage@Home virtual meeting for all demonstrators was that this was the MOST POPULAR stamp set this year!!!!  Did you choose it during SAB?  Did you love it?  Do you still love it?  Let me know ~ show me a sample of how you used it.  I would love to see your creativity!  Comment.  I will send you a special card..............

And, what else was significant during the last Stampin' Up! year (which runs from October to October)?  There were 1,721,240 orders worldwide last year.  There were 1.8 million packages of cardstock sold.  There were 16,000 new Stamp & Emboss Machines sold (no, the Mini is still not available but the word is 'soon').  The largest single sale day was the day the new catalog launched with over $6 million in sales!  There were 24,003 new demonstrators for a total, worldwide of 60, 565.  The year ended with a total of 57,040 demonstrators.  Thought you might be interested........any questions?

November 24 Discounts ~ one day only!


Stampin' Up! announced yesterday that there would be a 10% discount on nearly all of the products in the annual catalog.  The discounts, 10% OFF, will be for one day only and some products are excluded from the sale.  See below or download the list below.  If you don't see it on the list below you can add it to your list ~ and, enjoy your savings.  You will be ordering online ~ it's easy and quick but don't forget this is for ONE DAY ONLY and there will be lots of you online taking advantage of this sale.  Order early.  (I will not be in the Studio that day so I can't help you if you have a problem.  You can call Demonstrator Support for assistance, the number is 800-782-6787.)



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Curvy Christmas Video

I haven't done a video for a long time ~ actually WE haven't because we haven't gotten together!!!  WE?  Yes, my friend, Lynne, and I ~ she is my tech friend who loves to use my phone to create videos.  Thank you, Lynne!  I wanted to show you a little more about the products in the Curvy Celebrations Variety Bundle so I am using a stamp from the Christmas stamp set, a die from the Bundle and the Classic Christmas 6" x 6" designer series paper.  This is a design that you could use with any DSP ~ particularly if it is a small design.  It's not going to work well with larger designs.  Let me know if you have questions ~ I am never sure that I am telling you everything that you need to know so that you can create you own card.  I guess it is time for FB Live!  What do you think?




Autumn Greetings w Stampin' Up!

The AUTUMN GREETINGS BUNDLE is on page 50 in Stampin' Up!'s Fall Mini Catalog.  The bundle includes the stamp set, Autumn Greetings, and the coordinating dies, Autumn Essentials Dies.  I made a card for a friend earlier this week and liked the way it turned out so I thought I would share with you.  I like it because of the way I used the doilies.  They are the Square Vellum Doilies on page 153 in the annual catalog.  The item number is 152484 and you get 24 of the doilies for $5.00.  What ideas do you have for using these doilies???  They will be really pretty when we use them on our Valentine cards.  Sorry, getting ahead of myself!

Card for Monette    Card for Monette 2


Project Sheet Tuesday ~ gifty!

The dies for this cute project are part of the COMING HOME BUNDLE on page 26 in the Fall Mini Catalog.  And, do you have to stamp & color this cute house?  NO ~ you can find the house on the Designer Series Paper!  And, do you have to fussy cut the house (Abby)?  NO, the die does all the work.  Well, you could make tons of these cute little candy holders!  It holds 5 Andes Mints perfectly.

Candy holder

Download Trimming the Town mint holder

Card Making Class ~ Christmas



CREATE SIX CARDS ~ 2 EACH OF 3 DESIGNS.  Each class is limited to six stampers.  The class fee is $25 or $10 with an in-class order of $25.

The class will repeat on Tuesday, December 1, 6 PM in the Cat/Art Studio ~ 2758 Murray Avenue, Norfolk.

I have two spaces available in each class ~ call or text ~ 757-641-9354.

Good Morning!

I know that many of you have this stamp set, GOOD MORNING MAGNOLIA, it is a favorite for a good reason ~ wonderful sentiments and beautiful art work.  I used it recently in my 2021 CALENDAR CLASSES and, while it was busy in the studio, I thought I would use it.  I hadn't used bleach on cardstock for a VERY long time and I wanted to see what the results would be on the in-color, JUST JADE.  I embossed the image first and then 'painted' inside the embossed areas with a small brush and bleach.  I like the result, what do you think?


I decided to create a second project using the same technique.  In addition, this time I changed the color of the ribbons using a sponge and ink from the stamp pad ~ or, a refill ~ sorry I can't remember which.  What do you think?  If you would like a PROJECT SHEET, let me know!

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