Flash Sale – Today October 23

The Flash Sale is Happening Right Now!  Don’t miss it!  15% off selected Stampin’ Up! Stamp sets. 

24 HOUR Flash Sale <==== Download the pdf of the whole list.

One of my favorites that is on sale is Rooted in Nature – here are some samples with it. 

There are 54 stamp sets in the sale.  Order today and get them at a 15% discount. 

Order online here – use hostess code PKR73VM7 for October 2019.

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Eastern Palace Suite – Early Release

As we get closer to the end of the 2016-2017 Annual catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog the anticipation of new products is making everyone very excited.  Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators have a perk of being able to see and order select products early.  Those of us that went to the OnStage event in April were able to order a selection of items in April and now all demos can order from a larger selection in May.  But guess what there are a few items that customers can get this month too!  It’s the Eastern Palace Suite – and there are two special bundles available that include brand new products, new In-Colors and Free products!

I’ve been playing with this bundle and have discovered that it is going to be a very versatile set with a ton of possibilities!  The combination of the stamps and the thinlit dies will create so many different designs.  I want to sit down and see just how many combinations I can create with the dies alone.  That will be another post.  For today I want to show you that the stamp set images and the Designer Paper work so well together.  You can stamp the images on the paper in the colors that you want and change/enhance the look of it.

Here I took the Designer Paper (left photo) and stamped on it with two of the images in the stamp set and two of our new In-Colors – Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.  The star image in the large spaces and the little diamond in the small spaces.

I used the stamp piece to create this triangle box project.


I used the Eastern Palace Thinlit dies to create the Dapper Denim flower.  You can fill this box with treats to give to someone special.  Use ribbon to tie it shut – no adhesive needed.  Here is a diagram of the box – which is basically just a card with some extra score lines.



Here are some more cards created with this bundle

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And here you can see the two bundle options:

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Thanks for stopping by today!


Don’t Miss 15% OFF Stamps!!

Stamp sales are the best sales, and this one is no exception! Save 15 percent off retail on stamp purchases October 19-23. Now is the time to purchase those stamps on your wish list, be sure to take advantage of this limited-time sale!

  • Dates: October 19-23, 2015
  • Host stamp sets and rotary stamps are not eligible for the 15 percent promotional discount on stamps.
  • Bundles are not eligible for this promotional discount, but they will retain their current 15 percent Bundle & Save discount. The stamp set from the bundle may still be purchased ala carte with the 15 percent promotional discount.

ORDER HERE and use the HOSTESS CODE GAC7PB3D when you check out with an order less than $150 in products.  If your order is $150 or more in product you get to redeem FREE Stampin’ Rewards.


Draw the Line

You may have noticed in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog we no longer have Stampin’ Around Wheels.  They all retired with our last catalog.  I know that for me I really hadn’t used any in a long time – and I guess others weren’t either.  In fact some people were unmounting their wheels so they could use them on a clear block.  It was something I had considered but hadn’t gotten around to doing.  Well Stampin’ Up! gave us a new solution – new photopolymer stamps in our catalog that are borders or what I call long stamps.  These are designed to replace the wheels.  Because they are the new clear photopolymer they are very easy to place and position on your project.  For this project I used the new Draw the Line stamp set.  This card is a slightly modified version of a card from our Stampin’ Success demonstrator magazine.


The open circles, the arrows and the full circles are all just one line of images – but so easy to repeat and place on the card because the stamps are photopolymer and you can see exactly where you are placing them.

I have a couple of tips for using the photopolymer that work for me.  Make sure you get ink on the whole image – the new Stampin’ Up! ink pads work well the old style not so much.  When you stamp hold the image on the card stock briefly to give the ink a chance to transfer from the stamp to the card stock.  Don’t go down and up really fast – you want full contact between the stamp and the card stock.  Clean your photopolymer stamps on a paper towel sprayed with Stampin’ Mist.  I found that when I use my scrub my stamps pick up any residual ink left from other projects.  Inks that are red, yellow, brown will leave a faint stain on the stamps – I can’t find any way to avoid it.  The blue, greens don’t seem to do that.  I have not tried using Stazon on my photopolymers.


FYI the little clip at the top of the card is attached with a glue dot not actually clipped to my card – i wanted to see the whole clip and if you slide it on part of it ends up in the back where you can’t see it.

Here is everything I used on this card:

Remember Lovely as a Tree

How long has it been since you stamped with Lovely as a Tree?

It is one of Stampin’ Up!s top selling stamp sets and I recently pulled it out to make this card.

Lovely-as-TreeI also pulled out a color that I hadn’t used recently – Always Artichoke.  It’s been a while.

This is a “window” card.  Well that’s what I call it – since I cut a “window” out of the card front with a framelit and my Big Shot and the stamped image is underneath it.  Stamp on the Whisper White piece and layer it on the inside of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Before you add the white use the Paper Piercer, the Piercing mat and the template to match the framelit to add the piercing around the frame.

I stamped a simple sentiment and added some Linen Thread.  A quick and clean card.  I hope you like it.


Tell Me Tuesday – Dec. 3

Now that Thanksgiving is over we can focus full time on Christmas!  What are you working on right now?  I was able to complete a My Digital Studio project for the boys (I’ll have to share it later) and a card design and get them sent to the printer on the last day of the Print sale.   I’m working on some tags and treats for my class this month and preparing for Stamp Club this week – if it works out I have a cute snowman project for them this week.  I have a couple of other projects on my table to try to get done.  And then of course there is the decorating of the house and shopping to be done.  Plus my team meeting this weekend.

Oh and late last night in the last few minutes of Cyber Monday I ordered a small sewing machine – it was kind of a quick decision to get that particular one.  But I’ve been wanting to get one for quite some time.  There seems to be a trend to sew on cards and scrapbook pages and I’ve been wanting to do that.  I think this machine will be perfect for that – at least I hope so!

Time to stop rambling – here are the updates for this week:


  1. New Weekly Deals 12/3 – 12/9  weekly deal 12 3
  2. New My Digital Studio Downloads – mds download 12-3
  3. The final Best of 25 Years stamp set is available – Best of Sale-a-Bration.  best of sabAll 12 sets will be available through the end of March 2014.  Collect 6 stickers on your Collector’s Card and redeem for a free $14.95 stamp set of your choice.  You have until April 2014 to redeem your free sets.
  4. Coming December 10 – Clearance Rack Blitz – Retired products up to 80% off while supplies last.
  5. HOLIDAY SHIPPING INFORMATIONNews from Stampin’ Up! about Holiday Shipping – We recommend that you submit your holiday orders by the following dates to receive them by December 24:My Digital Studio print products: December 6 for regular shipping, December 14 for Second-Day Air, and December 15 for Next-Day Air
    Stampin’ Up! Traditional products: December 17 – Delivery times vary depending on where you live; if your personal experience indicates that it takes longer for packages to reach you, you should allow a little extra time for shipping during the holidays. As you know, we cannot control delivery times. Holiday mail volumes are high, and our delivery services encourage customers to ship as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
  6. Get Prepared for Valentine’s Day: Our valentine products will be available December 1-January 27, or while supplies last.  Two stamp sets and one individual stamp, Sweetheart Treat bags, Monster Hugs girl and boy Valentine Treats, and Sweet Sayings cards & envelopes.  valentine 4


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