Sneak Peek of 3 New Sale a Bration Sets….


I’m officially able to show you the 3 new free products that you can earn during Sale a Bration! From Feb 16th – March 31st,  you can choose one of these with every $50 order. You can see some of the products above – glitter tape, balloons, and a tandem bike!

The Sale a Bration brochure told us there would be 3 more coming and that 3 were going away.  These 3 will not be available after Feb 15th:

If you really wanted that airplane, just be sure to grab it before Feb 15th!

Ok, so here is the sneak peek of the 3 new items!  (if you are a demonstrator, you can preorder these starting today)


pedal pushers

Super cute tandem bike, complete with sweet basket and accessories!  It’s photopolymer, so easy to put things in the basket.

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Balloons!  And yes they match our new Balloon punch in the Occasions catalog!

party pants

This one is called Party Pants.  I love the Thinking of You stamps and the Hi (that’s all) stamp!

glitter tape

And Glitter washi tape in gold, silver and white!



AND if all that excitement isn’t enough, here are this week’s Weekly Deals from Stampin’ UP!

Go Stamp Something!


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Shop My Retired Craft Closet….

I knew the time would come when I had to let more of my retired stamps and accessories go.  Re-homing is the least painful as I know someone out there wants them.  I really don’t like the ebay thing so I’d rather sell them to friends:)

I’ll post a handful a week.  Don’t ask me for a list, I’m posting them as I sort thru and make decisions.  If you see something you must have, there is a link to pay on paypal using a credit card or your paypal account.

Here are some guidelines and info:

  1.  Shipping and tax is included in price. As you know, shipping costs a bunch these days so I won’t negotiate prices.
  2. I will not accept checks, money orders or farm fresh eggs as payment. No emails asking me to hold a set or process through emails.  First to pay online, wins. When I see your payment info and address in email, I’ll mail your item(s) and notify you.
  3.   The item will say Sold Out if someone else paid for it before you.  There is an option to take you back to my blog.  I will be updating by blog as they sell.
  4. If you want more than one set, you will need to check out separately in Pay pal .  Yes, it’s a pain however, this is so I can’t oversell item while someone is adding items to a cart.
  5. If you buy multiples the same day,  I will combine in one priority box – free shipping with one item or many.
  6. I have been a full time demonstrator for 15 years so my stamps get used.   Look at photos I post of front and back of stamps to decide.  They stamp fine even if they aren’t pretty.
  7. My stamps live in a smoke free home and have never been left outside in a garage or harsh conditions, just like family:)
  8. I will not ship outside the US per Stampin’ Up policy.


Regarding Dahlias $15

Wood mount, used, set of 5   SOLD


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Photopolymer -used, set of 8. SOLD


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Photopolymer, used, set of 4  SOLD

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Something Lacy $12

Clear mount background stamp, used, set of 1


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Brand new in package!  Cuts 4 sizes of butterflies (2 are 1/2 cuts, place folded paper on die to cut larger butterflies)

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POSTAGE DUE & Coordinating Postage Punch (will not split up) $25

Clear mount, used, set of 4


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clear mount, used, set of 6.


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Clear mount, used, set of 11


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Clear mount, used, set of 7


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Bears on sale this week….

 Now that we are in NC, I look for black bears all the time.  Matt saw one in our yard but I totally missed it!

These bears are pretty cute! Stampin’ Up has the Bear Hugs framelits on sale this week for 25% off.  BUT in my opinion, you kinda need the stamp set to go with it.  Better deal to get the whole bundle for 15% off including the stamps rather than pay full price for the stamps.  The bundle is 41.50 for both stamps and framelits.

You can find these in the 2016 Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog, page 40

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SU made a quick video showing the bears:

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And the rest of the weekly deals!  Love the vintage ribbon so I’ll be grabbing some of that. Sale good from Jan 26- Feb 1st only.

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Balloon Punches

Happy Tuesday!  As most of you know, every Tuesday morning Stampin’ Up announces their Weekly Deals.  It’s the first thing I look at when I wake up on Tuesdays!

This week they put the new Party Punch Pack on sale, which has a cute lil’ balloon.  I went down to the stamp room and thought I was whipping up a little 3×3 card using the balloon punch but it grew to a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card instead.

I did use the little balloon on the inside at least!


Have you tried curling your baker’s twine? It works!  Use your thumb and your closed scissors and pull the twine thru.


I randomly stamped the Happy Birthday in Melon Mambo on mambo card stock for the background.  A leftover circle of It’s My Party paper.  Darn, I should’ve used my party dots but forgot!


Here is a size comparison of our 2 balloon punches.  The left punch will punch out 2 balloons, approx 1-1/2″ and 1-1/4″ tall.  The little one which comes in the party punch pack is a smidge taller than 1/2″.

Remember it’s Sale A Bration time!  You get a free stamp set or paper from this catalog HERE for every $50. There’s also the steal on the discount shopper or business Starter Kit – you choose $155 of product, pay only $99 plus tax and free shipping!

Here are the Weekly Deals – clicking on any of the photos will take you to my shopping cart if you need anything or email me anytime.

I’m packing up to see my Florida team this weekend for a big event!  Excited to see everyone and get some warmth.  It was 12 degrees today!

Go Stamp Something!


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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals Jan 12-18

I’m in the craft room all day today designing projects for a big event in a few weeks!  Gotta get my creative juices flowing!  Here is a graphic that popped up on my Stampin’ Up shopping cart page for the Sale a Bration freebies.  (courtesy of SU)  Wouldn’t you love to have a pretty corner like this in your craft room to display projects like this?

My shelves never look like these:)

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Here are the deals from Stampin’ Up this week.

Good timing for the Hearts Border punch, since Valentine’s Day is coming up.  The Something to Say stamp set is a good one and it’s in Clear Mount, which makes most happy!  If you see something you must have, call me or email me or order online by clicking on any of the products below to go to my shopping cart.  Remember it’s Sale-a-Bration time, where you get a free stamp set with every $50 purchase!

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  Off to create!


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Going Places: Paper Weaving Video

linda heller paper weaving

I saw a scrapbook page sketch using this paper strip weaving idea and thought it was a cool background for a card.  It’s easy to do, uses very little patterned paper and gives it some neat interest.  I think you could it for just about any occasion but I wanted to a sweetheart card using the new Going Places suite.

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I also created a video for Stamping School using the new Tea set called Have a Cuppa bundle in the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog.  If you are a member of SS, go check it out!  Remember my team and customers get access free and everyone else can try it out for a month for only $5.

Ok, on to the card!    The colors I used are Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla and Basic Black.  The ink is Lost Lagoon.

Black card base is 4-1/4″ x 11, scored in landscape position at 5-1/2″ for a top fold card. The vanilla card stock layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ and the Dijon card stock layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.

You will need 3 strips that are 1/2″ x 3″ and 3 strips that are 1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Mix and match!

Here is a quick video:

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If you like Puzzles and you like flowers…..

If you like flowers, you may love this die!

It’s a pricey bundle but it’s a BIG bundle with big photopolymer stamps and framelits. So far with my orders this month, it’s the #1 ordered bundle! (2nd is the Botanicals bundle, if you are wondering)

Here is a super simple but almost an Asian twist using the die cut in Basic Black card stock, layered on Real Red card stock.  Add a greeting banner and done!



And if you like puzzles, you have to try putting the pieces back in!  I cut the die a 2nd time with gold foil paper and began to glue the pieces back in.  It gets a little dicey around the middle, but if you have the time, it could be really cool!


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Playful Pals Video and Sale a Bration begins!

Gift with purchase (AKA  Sale-a-Bration)  begins today!

SAB 2016

To view Sale a Bration catalog, click HERE

There are 11 freebies to choose from and more coming in February. For every $50 order, you choose one stamp set or pack of paper inside this catalog – free!

These 8 items are free with every $50 order, valid January 5th – March 31st 

These 3 are free with every $50 order but only through February 15th (SU will add a few more on Feb 16th!)

Extra perks during SAB:

Orders over $150 qualify for host rewards AND if over $250, you earn an extra $25 in rewards! You can do it alone or buddy up and put your orders in together.


Join Stampin’ Up as a Discount Shopper or to share stamping with others – you choose! During SAB (jan 5-march 31) choose $155 of products AND free shipping for only $99 +tax!

JoinChart_SAB2016_Dec0315_USThere are advantages to signing up in January at the start of the quarter.   To find out what I offer for training and coaching, call me at 407-435-3135 or email me to chat about it or  sign up here !

The  latest catalog from Stampin’ Up goes LIVE today!  It’s full of birthday, spring flowers and more!


To view Occasions Catalog, Click HERE


Playful Pals

When I first got a peek inside the Occasions catalog, I wasn’t sure about this bundle to be honest. Then I realized it pretty brilliant.  Stampers are always creating punch art animals for boxes and projects so why not have a big set of them to make it easier?

Stampin’ Up did a quick video showing the Pals bundle:

Whimsical pets that will be adored by one and all! Combine the Playful Pals Stamp Set with the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies to create 3D animals, boxes and cards.

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The dog is my favorite:)

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It’s a BIG bundle with 18 pieces in the framelit and 50 photopolymer stamps! Bundle price is 59.50. #141069  You can also buy the stamps and framelits separately.

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These are the 4 items on sale for just one week, Jan 5 – Jan 11th.

Happy Stamping!


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Sale a Bration Freebies begin Tuesday, January 5th!

 I do LOVE a gift with purchase, don’t you?

It’s time for Stampin’ Up’s annual Sale a Bration!   (and perfect timing, the new Occasions catalog begins tomorrow also!

There are 11 freebies to choose from and more coming in February.  For every $50 order, you choose one free! I will be posting the catalogs online once the clock hits midnight January 5th.

Extra perks during SAB:

Orders over $150 qualify for host rewards AND if over $250, you earn an extra $25 in  rewards!  You can do it alone or buddy up and put your orders in together.


Join Stampin’ Up as a Discount Shopper or to share stamping with others – you choose!  During SAB (jan 5-march 31)  choose $155 of products AND free shipping for only $99 +tax!  

JoinChart_SAB2016_Dec0315_USCall or email me to chat about it or on Jan 5th, sign up here !

Here’s a video from the SU corporate office with Shannon West. She shows one of the new SAB freebies called  Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack! 

These 6×6 Vellum sheets are FREE during Sale a Bration!  They are embossed with white printing make gorgeous accents, invitations, and overlays. Or layer it over your favorite cardstock or Designer Series Paper to add color. In the video below, SU employee Shannon West shows how they overlay over the Botanicals designer paper in the Occasions catalog!

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See the video here and if you are viewing from your email, you may need to click HERE to watch on my blog.

Until tomorrow, go stamp something!


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Multi-Color greetings how-to and Dates to remember….

I can’t believe it’s almost 2016! I’m sure last year I said I couldn’t believe it was 2015, since it sounds so ‘buck rogers’ and futuristic! We aren’t flying around like the Jetsons yet, but I’m sure it’s coming.

Below is a card made with some pretty, new designer paper coming out January 5th in the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog. I fussy cut the flowers from the paper, which is called Birthday Bouquet.  It has Mint, Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow and Watermelon with white in it.  It’s an eclectic mix of patterns with the pretty roses and then ice cream cones and soft balloons on other sheets but they all go together oddly!

The greeting is from a set called Birthday Blooms.  It’s meant to coordinate with Cottage Greetings, so if you have that set this is a great companion.  There’s just a touch of white Dazzling Details Glimmer paper for the banner to add some sparkle.

IMG_3982.JPGSometimes I don’t want to go to the trouble of using 2 markers on one stamp to get that multi-color look.  On this card I stamped the greeting twice – once in Mint Melody and once in Watermelon Wonder. I closely hand trimmed the watermelon stamped ‘birthdays’ and just adhered it over the word on the mint stamped paper.

IMG_3983.JPGIt’s probably more noticeable on the close up photos but not many notice it as much for the recipient. Look for these new products coming out January 5th!


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Here are some dates to remember during the New Year’s SU catalog transition.

We have 2 new catalogs coming out!  The Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  (if you have not received both of them by now from me, email me! They sometimes get lost)

The small one is Sale a Bration, which features 11 free products to choose from with a $50 order!  It’s an annual gift-with-purchase event.


Nov 16-January 4th:  Shop the deals on the Holiday Retired List!  Get a jump on next year’s holiday projects by stocking up on these goodies at rock bottom prices!  You can email me your order or order directly online HERE

There is an excel list of retiring products:  Download it HERE

There is also a year end Clearance Rack sale.  Be sure to sort by Lowest price to find the best deals!  go HERE to view.

Dec 28th (Monday):  Today is the last day that SU will guarantee a retiring Holiday stamp set.  After today, they are available while supplies last.

There is a HOLIDAY carryover list on page 48 of the new Occasions catalog.  Stamp Bundles carrying over are Flurry of Wishes/thinlits,  Acorny/punch,  Embellished Ornaments/thinlits, Holly Jolly/greetings Thinlits, Snow Place/thinlits, Reason for the Season/punch, and Peaceful Pines/thinlits. Also Oh What Fun photopolymer set.

Starter Kit on Sale January 5th – March 31st:   Join Stampin’ Up as a Discount (hobby) Shopper and get $155 in product for only $99 and free shipping!!

January 5th (Tuesday): Occasions and Sale a Bration begins!

February 16th:  More Sale a Bration freebies will be added!

January 5th – March 31st:  Sale a Bration Freebies are available with every $50 order!

 January 5th -May 31st 2016:  Occasions Catalog ordering period.

That’s it for me today!  Tomorrow I’ll be back with the Weekly Deals and post as we drive back home from NH to NC.   No snow this year yet so should be good highway weather!


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