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February Stampin' Up! Classes

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1 PM in the Cat/Art Studio

Class Fee:  $30 ~ all classes in February are 1/2 price with an order of $25 in class



This is the class that I had yesterday and everyone seemed to love it.  We made four cards and two notecards ~ one of them is above.  I am hoping that there are others who would like to relax and enjoy a pretty colorful class ~ these cards are perfect to send to dear friends and you will have a new technique added to your cardmaking skills.  The class fee is $30 ~ 1/2 price in February with an in-class order of $25.

EMAIL ME ~ let me know which class you would like to join!


Paper Pumpkin Party Event Cover

Join me Thursday for my first ZOOM PARTY.  I will be enjoying my February Paper Pumpkin box (Valentines)  so, if you have yours, we can create together.  Not a Paper Pumpkin Person ~ bring any project that you are working on to enjoy our creative friends.  I will be sending out the link several days ahead ~ anyone can join ~ add a creative hour to your day ~ let's stamp together!

Paper Pumpkin & Comfort

BANNER1_1170X360_BOUQUET_HOPE_NASo, what’s in store for this month’s kit? February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will soothe sorrow and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. While you can create nine cards of comfort and coordinating envelopes with this month’s kit, the kit’s exclusive, versatile stamp set can be used to uplift loved ones during trying times, any time.  Create your own Paper Pumpkin account by signing up here.  By using the link below I will automatically be your demonstrator of choice.  Let me know if I can help you in any way.  Thank you!


Tuesday Project Sheet ~ Hydrangeas

Project Sheet January 26

Lately our weather has definitely been gray, right?  So what do we need to brighten these gray days ~ this pretty card would definitely help.  It is made with the stamp set HYDRANGEA HAVEN on page 20 & the DSP from the suite on page 19 in the Mini Catalog.  I know you will enjoy making this one ~ and, sending it to someone to brighten their day!  Print off the PDF below ~ let me know if you have questions or if I can help you with and stampin' needs!  Susan Elise

Download Hydrangea Hill

Love Lemon? Love Cake? This is for YOU!

            LEMON CAKE MIX
Melissa asked me for this recipe after I gave her pieces of my LEMON CAKE last week so I thought that I would share it with all of you.  It is from an old (very old) piece of newspaper (yellowed now) that I clipped from a newspaper in the summer of 1969 and I have been making it ever since.  I hope you will make it ~ it is lemon, light, lovely and sooooo easy to make!  Enjoy!


1 package lemon flake cake mix

3 -ounce package lemon flavor gelatin

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup salad oil

4 eggs

 Lemon glaze

Empty cake mix into large bowl.  Add remaining ingredients.  Blend at low speed of electric mixer just to moisten.  Beat 3 minutes at medium speed or with a spoon until creamy.  Pour batter into a 10-inch tube pan which has been lined on bottom with paper.  Bake at 350 degrees, 50 to 55 minutes, or until cake tester inserted into center comes out clean.  Cool in pan 15 minutes.  Loosen from sides and center of tube with knife and gently remove cake.  Cool on cake rack.

To make lemon glaze, place 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar in small bowl.  Gradually add 1 tablespoon hot water, blending well until mixture is thin enough to spread.  Add 1/8 teaspoon grated lemon rind.  Spread over top and allow to run down sides of cooled cake.  If desired, sprinkle with additional grated lemon rind.


Stampin' Up! Snailed It!

Stamp setWe used this stamp set, SNAILED IT, yesterday in my Valentine Card Class.  You can find it on page 55 in the January ~ June Mini Catalog.

Snail ValentineThis is the card we made  in class.  The cute snail on the front is part of the coordinating designer series paper.  The set is bundled with SNAIL DIES (saving you 10%) & one of the dies cut out the snail on the DSP. The same die cuts out the stamped image so you can have lots of cute snails! 

Snail Valentine upcloseNotice the design around the edges of the cardstock?  This is a set of unique dies in the Mini ~ STITCHED WITH WHIMSY ~ on page 72.  They are very easy to miss in the catalog ~ hard to find but so usable to add a little extra design on your project.

Stitched w Whimsey Dies
Stampin' Up! Stitched with Whimsey Dies

Let me know if I can help you in any way!  I can answer your questions about our products, help you with design & materials or teach you techniques that make paper crafting easy!  We definitely love to make HAPPY MAIL! 

From Stampin' Up! re: online store maintenance

Please be advised that on 25 January at 10:00 am (MT) our Online Store will be offline for systems maintenance. The interruption will last approximately 15 minutes, during which time users will be automatically logged out of the system. Any shopping sessions should be completed before maintenance begins.

We are always trying to improve our user experience and apologize for any inconvenience.


Stampin' Up!'s Multipurpose Liquid Glue ~ a great idea!

IMG_5736When my friend (and fellow demonstrator) Barbara Schweiger came to STAMP CLUB on Wednesday night she also brought a great idea with her.  The picture above shows her idea on how to be sure that the glue in the Multipurpose Liquid Glue bottle is instantly ready to be used ~ no waiting for the glue to run to the opening in the bottle ~ no shaking the bottle while it gets to the right location!!  

You can find this bottle of glue on page 162 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  It is #3 and is $4.00 per bottle.  I really like it and use it often because it does not dry instantly and allows you to move your cardstock around if you are layering and trying to get those margins just right!  

Barbara bought the little plastic cups (on the right side) at the $ Store.  She used her hot glue gun to add hot glue in the bottom of the cup, added the green cap of the bottle of glue to the hot glue (made sure it was standing correctly) and added additional hot glue around the cap.  The cap holds the Multipurpose Liquid Glue upright insuring the glue is always quickly available when you need it!  Thanks, Barb!!!