Holiday Catalog Begins Today!

2015 Holiday Catalog

Click HERE to view the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog Online

Today is September 1st and that means the holiday catalog is alive and ready to order from!

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter and Christmas themed stamps and accessories fill the pages to get us paper crafting into the next 4 months.  I chosen a few of my favorites for each of the holidays but there are lots more in the catalog of course!


If you like Halloween, I love the Witching Decor Project Kit.  Everything you need to make a really cool decoration that stands 13″ tall. You can also buy the Witches Night stamp set but I think it would look equally spooky with adding a big, glittery spider from the craft store on the spider web doily that is included in the kit.   

Thanksgiving & Fall favorites

For Thanksgiving and Fall projects, my picks are the Lighthearted Leaves and coordinating framelits.  The acorns are growing on me and I’m having fun creating cute corny cards this season.  There’s also a cute Thankful Forest Friends worth mentioning, with a folksy bear, fox and rabbit.

Must Have Accessories!


If I had to narrow down to 3 accessories, it’s these three!  The Fine Tip glue with a little pin in the top to keep it unclogged has to be in every craft room.  I can get the tiniest drop of glue for a sequin or run a very thin line.  The Woodland Folder isn’t just for fall, it’s for everyday woodsy goodness.  And the Iced Rhinestones are extra bling without the bulkiness.

 And Christmas….golly, how to narrow down this category?!

There are 2 Kits that I recommend.  One is a tag kit and one is a Shaker Card kit!  The shaker kit makes 18 cards. It’s helpful to have the coordinating stamp sets but not totally necessary to make them cute .

Winter/Christmas Stamps sets!

My 3 favorite bundles, stamps and coordinating framelits:


These will be very popular and a great value at 15% off when you buy the stamps & framelits together.  The Happy Scenes is probably the most versatile if I had to pick one!

There are delicate ornament stamps and dies, 2 step cardinals and a cute snowman and penguin set, too.


Did you know that Stampin’ Up has a video channel showing some of the products in the Holiday catalog?  You can find those HERE

I look forward to stamping this season and playing with it all.  I’ll post along the way and hope you will stop by!


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Video: Hearth & Home Thinlits and Holiday Catalog begins Sept 1st!

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September 1st is the big day!

I can post the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog in it’s entirety and you can order your holiday goodies!  I would suggest getting orders in to me quickly.  Stampin’ Up has been working on processes to prevent back orders but I’m a little skittish and would rather get ’em in before the rush! I’ve already been getting calls and emails today with pre-orders so it’s not too early if you are ready to shop.

If you didn’t receive your Holiday Catalog in the mail from me and were expecting one, please email me.  If you need one and do not have a demonstrator already, email me here and I will mail you a copy.

One of my top picks for the Holiday catalog is the Hearth & Home Framelits

And look at the adorable photopolymer stamp set you must have to go with it!

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I thought I’d use it for something other than a wintery window so I decided to make an interior kitchen window with an herb garden.

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I love how it turned out!  I was chatting on the phone one evening with my bestie, Jan, and somehow it evolved into this. I guess I do my best stamping with friends:)

I stamped and cut out a little watering can from the set for the inside:

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Here is a video showing how to create the project with punch art herbs:

For a printable recipe and measurements, Click HERE

Much to do before the catalog goes online tomorrow so I better get on it!

Go Stamp Something!


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Weekly Deals 8/25 – 8/ 24

Here are this week’s deals from Stampin’ Up!

I’d definately add some of the gold glimmer paper since we are headed into holiday crafting mode!  It comes in two 12×12 sheets and is extra sparkly.

Go Stamp Something!


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Video: Lighthearted Leaves Doodling

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Even though I told myself I had enough leaves on hand, this new one is a little folk-art quirky.  It’s  a bit different from what I had so I put it on my list.  It’s called Lighthearted Leaves and will be available soon to all,  Sept 1, in the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog.   (side note: If you have purchased from me this year, you automatically are on my list to receive one and I hear they are beginning to arrive to mailboxes!  If you aren’t sure if you are on my list or want to be added to receive one, email me and I’ll get you one.)

I love that it coordinates with the leaflets framelits in the annual catalog, too!

I love using the white gel pen on Sahara Sand – so crisp and snappy.  I did a video for this one and if you are one of my members of Stamping School, there are 2 other videos this week using this cute stamp set.

(if viewing from your email, click on video below to view)

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Video: Test Driving The new Basic Black Archival Ink Pad

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Stampin’ Up has been experimenting with black ink pads for as long as I’ve been a demonstrator.  I remember the first Basic Black for me was a little ink pad, about 3″ x 5″.  Then they switched to the bigger, linen or fabric pads but they sometimes turned a weird purple color.  Then our new foam pads, which only in the Basic Gray and Basic Black, dried out too quickly because of the waterproof formula.

Enter the new Archival Basic Black and Basic Gray, due out in the Holiday Catalog Sept 1st!  It is not a foam pad like the other colors but a felt or fabric pad, so it feels like the old pads but less textured if that makes sense.

I was hopeful but knowing there have been issues getting the right water-resistant pad.

I couldn’t wait to do a comparison of all 3 black pads to see how it stood up.   (Since I’m a Stampin’ Up demo, I am only testing our 3 black pads and not others on the market.)   Here’s my comparison of the 3 pads:

So for a water-resistant pad, good for coloring and basic stamping, I like it and it is much needed. Easier to clean than StazOn and crisper than memento.  The Basic Gray stamps just as well and is nice for a softer outline.

I think you will want to try it out!

Hope you can Stamp Something this weekend,


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