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Last Day of SAB!

08-21_dmain_sab_engLAST DAY to take advantage of SALE-A-BRATION!

LAST DAY to join friends as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, receive the 20% discount on all your orders and choose a FREE BUNDLE from the HOLIDAY CATALOG!  (The bundles are listed on page 19 in the SAB brochure ~ call me if you have questions!)

IMG_6807 IMG_6808FREE Designer Series Paper ~ BEAUTIFULLY PENNED 12" x 12" includes 12 sheets of double sided designs.  Easy to use and fun to color for those of you who love creative coloring!

Birthday share..............

I thought I would share some of my wonderful birthday cards with you today and then later on this week.  And, I want to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes ~ it was a wonderful day!

I just had to share this one from my friend Thadine ~ if you have cats you will understand!!!


Card by Agnes Leach ~ lovely!
Great card from Susan Tran. Her grandsons, Ivan & Zeke, also sent me one.
Cute sheep card from my upline, Martha Armstrong, who lives in North Carolina.
An amazingly intricate card from Julia Hite!

Tuesday Project Sheet

You can find this beautiful stamp set, DELICATE DAHLIAS, on page 14 in Stampin' Up!'s SALE-A-BRATION  brochure but HURRY!  There are only TWO MORE days before the end of this super stamping event!  If you already have this set ~ enjoy this project sheet ~ it is a card that will be very special to the person who receives it, don't you think?

234566280_4280884551968953_765702653077861478_n (2) Download Delicate Dahlias

Memories & More

Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack - 155505 - $10.00

This is the larger size card base (4 1/4" x 6 1/4") card in the Cards & Envelopes package on page 127 in Stampin' Up's annual catalog.  Again, easy peasy!  I just added the Hand-Penned illustrated card to the base card ~ it takes no time at all and you have twenty cards for $20.00!

IMG_6822And, the envelopes in the card pack are as pretty as the cards themselves.  Who wouldn't be overjoyed to find this card in their mailbox?  It would bring a smile to anyone's face!

Abby sent me this pretty card on my birthday ~ lovely!
And, Ann sent me this cute card using the Hand-Penned paper and the Sale-A-Bration sheep!!!

Easy Peasy and so worth it...

Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack - 155505 - $10.00

Look on page 127 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog ~ in the middle of the page to find two crafting products that will make your life 'easy peasy'!  The card pack, above, has 50 total cards and 4 sticker sheets.  There are sentiments on some of the stickers to make really quick cards.  You can use the Card Bases and Envelopes (159234 - $10.50, page 127) or Note Cards & Envelopes (159232 - $7.00 on page 136) to make cards to send to friends ~ like these ~

These cards are 3 1/2" x 5".

or to add to a pretty present to a friend ~ quick & easy ~

IMG_6817Tomorrow ~ Memories & More Cards & Envelopes ~ 4 1/4" x 6 1/4".

Now is a great time.......

2021-09-23 (2)I wanted to remind you that during Sale-A-Bration (which ends on September 30) is a fabulous time to JOIN to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  You pay just $99 and choose $125 in products of your choice.  And, during SAB, you choose a bundle from the Holiday Catalog ~ your choice ~ as a gift from Stampin' Up! to new demonstrators!  Join my team, SOUTHERN STARS, for access to our FB page, monthly meetings and inclusion in my clubs and classes (if you would like).  If you have questions just let me know.  I joined on May 17, 1999 only because I wanted the discount on everything that I wanted in the catalog.  I was new to stamping, introduced through calligraphy, and wanted lots of products.  That was 22 years ago and it has been a joy ~ mostly because of all of my new (and old) friends who enjoy creating with me.  Think about it & let me know.


This is such a nice video and I have been looking forward to sharing it with you.  It gives you information about the production of Stampin' Up!'s red rubber stamps and focuses on the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, FEELS LIKE HOME, on page 6 in the SAB brochure.  It is always interesting to see 'how' something is produced.  I have been on the production line in Kenab where these stamps are produced several times.  It is always fascinating and I wish every one of you could be there in person.  Let me know what you think about the process. 



October Paper Pumpkin


When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

Give me a call if you have questions about this kit or any PAPER PUMPKIN ~ 757-641-9354.



Melissa's back ~ more PP news...

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Once gain I am reminded why I LOVE Paper Pumpkin!  Melissa's September 5 post.

I received the Box of Sunshine LAST summer, and apparently put it away for future enjoyment.

I have been on a kick this year to challenge myself to USE UP my most treasured Designer Series Papers and embellishments.  Because, of course, every year Stampin’ Up comes out with NEW DSP that I fall in love with all over again.

So when I found this old Paper Pumpkin kit, all ready to be assembled, I jumped it.  LO AND BEHOLD….the kit came with SO MANY EXTRA embellishments that I was able to dig into my DSP stash and my ribbon/sequin drawer and VOILA….I made 14 EXTRA cards (pic 2) on top of the 8 from the original kit (pic 1).

If you have not experienced the sheer delight of Paper Pumpkin, please give it a try.  You will be delighted!  I am delighted every single month!

Here’s to your Health,


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