New Paper Trimmer is Here


Paper crafting is a serious matter that requires a serious paper cutter.  That means you need the right tool for the job.  Well, Stampin' Up! has the tool for you!

I have my new trimmer so, whenever you visit the Cat/Art Studio, be sure and try it out.  It is lighter and thinner than the previous trimmer yet it is sturdy and stable on your craft table.  I like the fact that I can cut tiny strips of paper with measurements on both sides of the cutting line and I easily and cleanly cut four sheets of DSP, three sheets of Whisper White and 2 sheets of cardstock.  

  Here are just a few pictures for you to see it up close.


You can click on the flyer below and download it. Papertrimmernew

Order your new Paper Trimmer from my online store here.  You can also contact me for more information on the trimmer or to come by and try it out.  I've had mine for about two weeks and I love it! 



Friends, this is an old video (you may have seen it before) but I wanted to use it as a reminder to you about the STAMPARATUS.  Two of my friends came over on Monday afternoon, with their Stamparatus Tools ~ in the box ~ so I thought there might be others of you who haven't unpacked this fabulous tool!  Cyndi, Geri and I spent some quality time ~ not only unpacking but USING the tool and enjoying every minute.  There are so many ways that you can use it to make your crafting life easier and a project quicker!  I have two classes planned for April so check the newsletter that I sent out earlier this week for the dates and join me!

The stamp set that is being used in the video is also 'old'.  It is from the 2018 Holiday Catalog but it is an effective way of showing how the Stamparatus works!  




Take Your Pick

Most of you have received your new Holiday Catalog and have spent a little time relaxing and flipping through the fabulous pages.  This morning I wanted to point out a new tool that is easy to miss among the stamp sets, ribbon and kits.  You will find this tool on page 30 at the top.  I was lucky enough to receive one on our trip to Alaska but unlucky enough to have not seen the video before I tried to figure out how to use it!  Take Your Pick (144107) will be such a help when we are using small embellishments on our projects ~ enjoy the video and the versatility of this new product.  Thanks for stopping by!





Stampin' BLENDS are available on November 1.  Relax and check out the following video from Stampin' Up!  (Coloring definitely allows me to relax, anyone else feel that way?)




Color Me Happy

Unpacked & beautiful

Last Friday, October 6, I told you about the new product that Stampin' Up! was introducing ~ STAMPIN' BLENDS.  I also said that one of the really fun things about being a demonstrator is that we are able to order some products early ~ and that is exactly what happened.  My new Blends arrived on Tuesday and Thursday night I got to play with them ~ a little.  (It has been a busy week getting ready for my 2018 CALENDAR CLASS today!)  I am hoping to be able to play a lot more on the weekend.

I wanted you to know because if you are interested in color blending with alcohol markers and ~ have ever thought about being a demonstrator (and, remember most demonstrators are hobby demonstrators who join for the discount) YOU can get these markers in your STARTER KIT.  But you have to make up your mind by tomorrow ~ Sunday, October 15!  After that they will not be available until they are available for EVERYONE!  Let me know ~ 757-641-9354 is my cell & I would love to hear from YOU!




When you spend $50 on stamp sets/supplies between yesterday and July 31, you'll get a $5 BONUS DAYS coupon that you can spend any time between August 2 - 31, 2016.  It is a great time to get items on your WISH LIST or stock up on essentials like card stock, adhesive, ribbon, etc.  IMPORTANT:  Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so a valid email address is necessary for you to participate in this promotion.  They will not be able to resend emails for your coupon numbers so be sure and write down the codes and keep them in a safe place so you don't miss out on coupons that you earn.  Lost coupons cannot be recovered.

Now, let's think about HOW TO earn one or more coupons.  Check out this video ~ it earned me a COUPON!


Too cute, right?  And, a great way to earn a coupon!  You can find FOXY FRIENDS on page 57 in the catalog.  If you are going to order in my online store be sure to use the HOSTESS CODE U93MRZJV.  Let me know if you have questions and share your foxy creations with me!  Susan Elise

Where did the punches go?

It seemed to a lot of us, as we looked through the NEW CATALOG, that many of the punches we have been able to order in past catalogs had disappeared.  True.  The reason is that Stampin' Up! included a new series of FRAMELITS in the 2016-2017 Catalog.  You can find them at the top of page 193.  I took some time to use the framelits and cut out shapes with the new IN COLOR CARD STOCK COLORS ~ Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  I wanted to show you the shapes but, most of all, the clearance between the shapes ~ much closer than we were able to create with punches.  I think you will like them!

Layering Squares plain edge


Layering Squares scalloped 2


Sweet & Sassy Hearts

Sweet & Sassy Hearts 2





We are getting close to the end of these pretty colors in the Stampin' Up! Color Collection.  I am sure you have thought about it, considered checking your refills, filling in your collection and making a list but have you done it?  I remember last year at this time sending out a reminder but I also remember a month or so later that YOU, my fabulous customer, wanted to order in-color products (particularly refills) and there were none available. So, a little advice ~ NOW is the time to make that inventory check and let me know what you would like to order.  It has always amazed me how quickly the IN COLOR PRODUCTS DISAPPEAR!

Blackberry Bliss

Hello Honey

Lost Lagoon


Mossy Meadow

Tangelo Twist


The lovely butterflies are back............

The Butterflies are back!!  We realize you have been disappointed that you were not able to purchase the Thinlits in time to receive Sale-A-Bration rewards--especially in the discounted bundles. So, Stampin' Up! has a special offer for you...


Therefore, starting today through April 30, Stampin' Up! is bringing you two special offers:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

SO... Order the Butterflies Thinlit/Butterflies Basic Bundles at 15% discount and free item offer, click one of the links below: 

Wood mount #139322 

Clear mount #139323 

Photopolymer #138865   


 If you need me to place your order for you, or have any questions about the specials, let me know.