Category Archives: Holiday

Old Things, New Things, Pretty Things!

Do you have some old Designer Series Paper from last Christmas and need ideas on what to do with it? My dear friend (one of my BFFs) and customer Michele Weaver came up with this idea for an Advent Treat Bag Hanger. I just love it so much I had to share!

Besides the retired Designer Series Paper she used the following current products.

Embossing Folders

Framelits & Thinlits

Card Stock

If you don’t have old Christmas Designer Series Paper hanging around, don’t fret because there are plenty current ones available.

Christmas Designer Series Paper

Thank you, Michele, for getting our creative juices flowing! In honor of Michele’s creativity, I’m offering FREE Shipping on orders placed today!

Come back tomorrow for to check out the Year End Sales Event beginning tomorrow December 1st through January 2nd. You can see the list early tomorrow!

I just love this!  

Pine Bough Glitter Card

20160828_233447I made this quick and easy Pine Bough Glitter card using two products from the 2016 Holiday Catalog. To make it glitter I used Gold Wink of Stella, take a look at the video below to see how it’s done.

Card Stock used:
– Basic Black for the card base 5-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
– Whisper White, 2 pieces cut at 5-1/4 x 4

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Inky Fingers…Why Not!

The textured designs on this paper appear like magic when you add ink. Stamp, sponge, brayer, or mask it and beautiful designs appear. Or use it alone for elegant, touchable texture. Watch to see what you can do.
This process can definitely get ink on your fingers but never fear, just wash with soap and water and it’s gone. Ok, it might take a couple of tries for the darker colors but it will come out.

New Products, Bonus Redemption and Videos…Oh My!

This is a longer post than usual but there’s so much to share!

You can finally order the Thoughtful Branches Exclusive Stamp Set and Thinlits!

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This a card my stampers are going to be making at tomorrow’s class. Love this stamp set and thinlits!


I made this card at a demo get together with Linda Heller.

There are so many options for this card, just check them out in Pinterest.

Now here are 2 videos featuring some of the new products in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.

Create intricate card fronts using the Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot. In just seconds, you can make an elegant card or card wrap. Combine it with the Greetings from Santa Stamp Set for great coordination! Learn how you can combine these products for fun seasonal projects.

Make tiny houses using the Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set. Stamp on cards or memory keeping pages. Or combine it with the Sweet Home Framelits Dies to create 3D packaging or home décor! Learn how you can combine these products to make fun projects all year long.

Contact me to get your copy of the new Holiday Catalog.

If you have earned Coupons in July, redeem them now!


Yes, Christmas in July!

I was asked to have a Christmas in July Stamp-A-Stack so that my stampers could start their Christmas Cards early in the year. With the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set available only during the month of August I figured I could use this one. I was inspired by a card from Shawn de Olivera’s at


I loved the layout and the use of the stamp set but I wanted to change it around a little so here’s my version that was used for the Stamp-A-Stack.


Instead of using Designer Series Paper I chose to stamp a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with one of the stamps from the Thoughtful Branches set and use that as my background. I changed the embossed piece and bird to Tempting Turquoise. Added Burlap Ribbon and Linen Thread, then changed the greeting.


I hope you like my version of this card as much as I do. Tomorrow I will post the second card we made at our Christmas in July Stamp-A-Stack.
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There are still a few more days left of Bonus Days so don’t miss out on earning Bonus Coupons to use in August. Earn enough to help you get the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set which is only available during the month of August.

Holiday Pre-order Has Arrived!

As a Stampin’Up! demonstrator I get to pre-order from the Holiday Catalog one month before it becomes available to the public. I received my box today and it almost got mauled by my daughter’s dog! Thankfully he chose to chew on the wooded piece of blind instead!


Love to see all the products when I open the box!


It’s always like Christmas when I receive products from a new catalog!


If you’re not on my mailing list click HERE to request your copy of the 2015 Holiday Catalog.

Christmas Bliss in July!

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With the new Christmas Bliss Photopolymer stamp set you can get started on your Christmas cards now with a Merry & Bright outcome!

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So many options with these see-through stamps, just take a look at that adorable tree! So get into the Christmas spirit with Christmas Bliss. Order your stamp set soon, I’m sure this one will be Sold Out quickly as many other Photopolymer favorites.

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Place your order online or contact me.

Beauty of the Season

Christmas in July! You have the opportunity to purchase the Beauty of the Season Stamp Set–now available as a special sneak peek of the 2014 holiday catalog!

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Available until Monday, July 14th.

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Pop & Place

Stampin’ Up! has recently release the new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags. They’re perfect for making cute tags for any gift this holiday season. Take a look at the video below to see how these tags coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! punches and dies. They also coordinate with one of the new Photoplymer stamp sets.

You can purchase these awesome tags from my on-line store, below are the different combinations or bundles available:

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book 134975 ~ $9.95

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
134975 ~ $9.95

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book is a booklet of 70+ tags in five paper designs, 2 pages of each design—created from our existing punch and die shapes. These gift tags are perfect for making cute tags for any gift this holiday season.

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle 135921 ~ $19.95

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle
135921 ~ $19.95

This bundle includes the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (which includes 70+ tags in five paper designs, 2 pages of each design) plus the coordinating Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle 135290  ~ $24.95

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle
135290 ~ $24.95

This bundle includes the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (which includes 70+ tags in five paper designs, 2 pages of each design), the coordinating Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set, a Soft Suede ink spot, and a clear block to stamp with.

Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set 134623 ~ $13.95

Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
134623 ~ $13.95

Christmas is a time for tags; you need tags for gifts and treats for everyone. This photopolymer stamp set coordinates with the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book to help make it easy to create tags. Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks (we recommend using the C block with this stamp set) and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Zombies, A Dead Man’s Party & Weekly Special

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog I would continue with the Halloween Digital Downloads from My Digital Studio (MDS). Today’s download includes a gruesome invite and all the fixings you’ll need for “A Dead Man’s Party”. If yesterday’s cute Halloween was too tame then today’s download might be right up your alley!

Zombie Party Printables - Digital Download 135713 ~ Price: $9.95

Zombie Party Printables – Digital Download
135713 ~ Price: $9.95

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Download includes:

  • 11-page designer template (12″ x 12″)
  • Double-sided postcard template (5″ x 7″)


  • Digital exclusive
  • Throw an unforgettably gruesome party with templates for invitations, a banner, food picks, décor, bottle wraps, and more

Colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Whisper White


Stampin’Up is currently offering weekly specials and below are the products for this week’s specials. This a great opportunity to get that product you have wanted at a special price! You can purchase these products on my on-line store or contact me and I can put the order in for you.

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