Crazy Hair Chicken….

We are gearing up for Sale a Bration after December is through!  Sale a Bration is an annual Gift-with-purchase promotion that runs January 4–March 31, 2017.    I made this card using “Hey, Chick!” one of the free stamp sets you can earn with a $50 order during SAB (Sale a Bration)

The crazy hair chicken is bound to be the favorite I think!  I helped him stand out by coloring him brighter than the other 2 chickens.  I had to google crazy hair chickens which led me to Crested Chickens….really fun chickens and if you want to see those, click HERE

I stamped them all on a sheet of white paper so you can see them better.  Pretty cute, right?

I added another greeting from Me=grateful stamp set because I wanted highlight the crested chicken’s hair:)



See the Year-End Closeout Sale in my store HERE 

Be sure to sort by ALL and < to see the best deals and what is still available.

Retiring Items

The lists below contain all items from the 2016 holiday catalog that are retiring and will no longer be available for purchase after January 3, 2017.

PDF LIST  (US )  the little x in the available column means it is sold out.  If there is no x, it is still available at the time of this post.

If you need any items for stockings or gifts for yourself, go shop or send me an email at




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Stampin’ Up Year End Close Out Deals….

(if you received another post from me today called the Online Extravaganza from last week, ignore that.  Just some blog weirdness sending out an old post!)


December 1st, 2016

Stampin’ Up is cleaning out the stock room for the new year!

There are some great deals  on holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current  catalog products they have extra of.   December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017 (see details below for specific info)

To view and print the entire PDF document, click  HERE

To view and print the sortable EXCEL document, click  HERE



Kraft Rope Trim




15-25% off items  (to view items visually, go here to see in my store)

143269 Greetings from Santa (Clear) $19.00 25% $14.25
141985 Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape $8.00 20% $6.40
142040 Candy Cane Christmas (Clear) $18.00 20% $14.40
142003 Metallic Thread Combo Pack $6.00 20% $4.80
141994 Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape $8.00 20% $6.40
142054 Wrapped in Warmth (Clear) $20.00 20% $16.00
142175 Happy Ornament (Wood) $14.00 20% $11.20
141999 Baker’s Twine Trio Pack $9.00 20% $7.20
141845 Emerald Envy Ombre Pad $9.00 20% $7.20
141831 Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.50 20% $6.00
142119 Christmas Magic (Clear) $20.00 20% $16.00
142145 Merry Mice (Clear) $17.00 20% $13.60
142112 Jolly Friends (Photopolymer) $17.00 20% $13.60
142180 Tin of Tags (Photopolymer) $21.00 20% $16.80
142014 Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00 20% $10.40
141998 Mica Flakes Trio Pack $9.00 20% $7.20
142021 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack $11.00 20% $8.80
141833 Pretty Paisleys Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.50 20% $6.00
142026 Halloween Night Designer Washi Tape $8.00 20% $6.40
142027 Halloween Night Baker’s Twine $6.00 20% $4.80
141850 Black Ombre Stampin’ Pad $9.00 20% $7.20
142022 Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00 20% $10.40
141842 Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies $25.00 20% $20.00
142024 Mini Tassels $7.50 20% $6.00
142029 Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper $5.00 20% $4.00
142069 Greetings from Santa (Wood) $27.00 15% $22.95
142066 Merriest Wishes (Clear) $20.00 15% $17.00
142152 Merry Medley (Clear) $15.00 15% $12.75
142209 Suite Seasons (Clear) $20.00 15% $17.00
142229 Halloween Scares (Clear) $18.00 15% $15.30
142241 Ghoulish Grunge (Clear) $20.00 15% $17.00


Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.

Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.

• High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning
January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.

Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
• Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21,
after which they will be only available while supplies last.
        • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
 Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items
will be discontinued after January 3.
• No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
• New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.

Would you like to get new products a month early?


Join my team during December and enjoy new products early!  The Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog AND Sale a Bration (free stamps with $50 purchase) begins in January for customers but demonstrators can order them early.  Hobby and discount shoppers welcome as well as those that would like to sell/teach also!   Email or call me to see if it’s the right fit for you!

Go stamp some


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BIG Stampin’ Up SALE Starts Today!


I was in the mall yesterday and the PRE-Black Friday sales were already starting!  I thought we were a little early this year with our big sale but apparently we are right on time!

Stampin’ Up’s  Online Extravaganza begins Monday, Nov 21st – Nov 28th.   

If you’d like to see what is on sale,  print this Flyer HERE !

Grab a highlighter and see what things are on your list.  Remember that even though it’s called Online Extravaganza,  it’s not just for those ordering online – you can email me your order with the item numbers.  If you like to shop online in my store already, that saves time typing an email to me.  Those that want to do that can order online in my store HERE.

Sometimes the flyers can be a little confusing so here is how the sections break down:

You will notice the first 2 sections specify exact dates – Nov 21 and Nov 28.  These are like ‘doorbusters’  and  SU calls them 24 Hour Flash Sales.   Historically they sell out fast!

The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 only and runs
through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.   (Items listed are enamel shapes, Ombre pads, Embellished Ornaments, Gift Bag and Gift Box punch boards. )

  • The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28th only
    runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day. (Items listed are Flurry of Wishes, Flurry Punch, magnetic platform, Playful Palette dsp, Bell Punch)

The Next section on the flyer is for items on sale 10% off the whole week, Nov 21-28

The next section is for items on sale 20% off for the whole week, Nov 21-28

And so on for 30% and 40% off for the whole week, Nov 21 – 28

Small Print on the flyer:  Pay attention to those little * – especially the ** which are  only avail while supplies last:

 *Retiring item

**Retiring item; only available while supplies last

***Paper Pumpkin items only available while supplies last

Some other things to note:

-You can order regular catalog items with your order – it does not have to be placed separately .  Remember that there are 9 stamp sets on sale til the end of the month. See those HERE

-If your order is over $150, you still earn stampin’ reward freebies!

Don’t forget these 9 stamp sets are on sale til the end of November!

Happiest of Thanksgivings to you all!



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Video: Coloring With Alcohol

I’ve discovered a fun new way for you to color your stamped images!  I was goofing around with my aqua painter (which normally holds water) and wondered what would happen if I added alcohol to it instead.  It was a fun experiment that turned out to be a winner!   The result was almost like using a copic or blendability alcohol marker but in a paintbrush form!  Here’s a video (if viewing from your email, you may need to come to my blog to view)

Here’s some closeups of the Merry Mice Gift Card Holder (don’t forget the mice are on sale for 12.75 until the end of November!

and the inside when the belly-band slides off….

I demonstrated the alcohol coloring at the Stampin’ Up On Stage event in Atlanta earlier in the month.  Here are the projects I created using the alcohol and ink pads and Beautiful You (which will debut January 2017 in the Occasions Catalog. The one on the right I  masked off the edges with low-tack painters tape and tapped on the alcohol and Mint Macaron ink to get the mottled look:


pssst……..Did I tell you there is a BIG sale coming up for Thanksgiving week?!   November 21st Stampin’ Up will hold their annual Online Extravaganza (not just for online but that’s what they call it) and it’s usually pretty good!  Tune in that week where I will post all the details!

For a refresher on how to use the Envelope Punch Board, watch my video below:

Interested in the products shown above?  You can email me at or order online by clicking on any of the items below:

Go Stamp Something!


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Video: Beautiful You Watercolor Dress

Stampin’ Up asked me to do some projects for the Atlanta On Stage event  using a new stamp set called Beautiful You, that will come out in January in the new Occasions catalog.  It’s a fun set to work with whether you paper piece, watercolor or just stamp it.

You can click on one pic and scroll thru to see them full size:

I had to go on at the close to the end so my tummy was flippy all day! This project was my favorite but caused the most trouble that day.  I needed my black Sharpie to alter the dress and had it with the project on the table for the stage. When I got up there in front of everyone it was gone!  Thanks to an audience stamper, she got one up to me and later one of the tech guys said he grabbed it b/c it didn’t look ‘stampy’!  Too funny!

Here’s a video of how I created the altered dress:

I’ll revisit these projects in January when the set is available to everyone.  (December it is available to demonstrators for the Occasions preorder)

Thanks for a great time, Atlanta!



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Stitched Mouse Window

What a GREAT trip to Atlanta!  Stampin’ Up had several conventions around the world, called On Stage.  I had a wonderful time meeting new demonstrators and seeing friends!  We also had our annual awards, which changed a little from the previous years.  This year we went Global which meant we were ranked all together for US, Germany, France, UK, Australia, Canada, Netherlands….what a big company we have grown into all over the world.   Thanks to my wonderful customers, team and encouragement from you all, I placed #27 globally and #12 in the US!  It’s a combination of sales, team and leadership which determine the top demonstrators, so I love that it is well balanced.


There’s a global 100 charm and also a personalized jacket that I can order.   So now onward for our next year!

(I was asked to do a stamping presentation there using a new stamp set coming out in the Occasions Catalog (Jan-June).  I’ll be posting those this week.)

I was playing with my new Stitched framelits before I left and ended up with this cute little guy.  I think he needs some extra embellishing but I thought I’d post him rather sitting on my desk!

I used 2 of the circles together on white card stock to create the stitched ring:


It’s a 4-1/4″ square and I didn’t put a greeting on him as I want to keep him generic for thank you’s. He could easily be a shaker card.


Merry Mice are on sale this month for $12.75!  Get them before they go back to the reg price of 17.00

To see all the stamp sets that are on sale this month for 25% off, click HERE!


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Quick Video for Stitched Framelits for Punch Coordination

Hi all!   I’m getting ready to leave for Atlanta, GA for our Stampin’ Up On Stage convention but wanted to pop in and show you the new stitched framelits.  These are the ones I posted about yesterday that are available now   Stitched Shapes Set of 12 #1453702  $30 (US)

I did a super quick video (no bells and whistles, just with my phone) to show you how they look and also how they could work with punches! Of course these are meant to coordinate with our circle, square and oval framelits but if we can get more uses out of them with punches too, that stretches our dollar!

(if viewing from your email, you may need to come to my blog HERE to view video)

Note: The stitched dies will now be available thru the year vs just 30 days as I mention in the video! 

They cut nice and clean and the stitching looks great!


Here are the measurements (US)  Thank you to my friend Janet Wakeland for typing these out:)  These measurements are for the full cutout piece.
















1-3/4” x 13/16”

2-1/4” x 1-5/16”

2-3/4” x 1-13/16”

3-1/4” x 2-5/16”

The stitched smaller shape is approximately 1/16” from the edge of the cutout. So the dimensions are approximately 1/8” smaller than the cutouts.  Here are the approximate dimensions of the actual stitched shapes on the cutouts.












1-5/8” x 11/16”

2-1/8” x 1-4/16”

2-5/8” x 1-11/16”

3-1/8” x 2-4/16”

Click HERE to see the 9 stamp sets on sale for 25% off that coordinate with the dies

If you want the stitched dies, email me  or place your order online 24/7!


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