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You NEED This Tool in your Tool Box

This will change the way you stamp! Designed by demonstrators and can be used by anyone.

Pre-order your Stamparatus by December 31st.  Learn how!

I am not sure after December 31st when this item will be available to order after this date. When you place your order it will be placed in a queue. They will fill the orders after the first of the year in stages. First ordered, first received, until all pre-orders are filled.


FREE Shipping! Just Announced!

Just announced from Stampin' Up! FREE shipping on Monday, December 11, 2017 for 24 hours.

It starts at 12:00 am mountain time until 11:59 pm Mountain, or 1:00 am - 12:59 am Central time zone.

This amounts to a minimum $6.95 savings or 10% savings if your order is over $70.

Don't forget my Gift with Purchase special from me ends Tuesday! Its a win-win! Spend at least $70 and save on shipping and and get a FREE gift.

SHOP NOW!

Reserve Tuesday! Coolest Tool for Stampers - the Stamparatus from Stampin' Up!

Learn more - watch the video! 



It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
RESERVE YOURS  TUESDAY DECEMBER 5TH 2 PM MT 3PM CST  ORDER NOW

Make multiples with ease Consistently stamp crisp, clean imagesIf you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start overMake fewer mistakes, saving time and moneyEasily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible platesDevelop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
I need product details!
Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stampFoam mat to use with photopolymer stampsRulers and gridlines for quick measuring2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfac…

FREEBIE for You and FREE Shipping

My gift to you for your orders until December 12th from me!
For every $50 in merchandise you order you will receive 10 gift tags, 4 gift card holders and envelopes. No limit to how many sets, for every $50 in merchandise. Place a $200 order and get 4 sets.

Your gift from me will ship in a few days after receiving your order.

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Combine that with the Cyber Monday special from Stampin' Up! of FREE shipping (a $6.95 or 10% savings on orders over $70). The FREE shipping runs all day Monday, November 27th (12:00 am MT to 11:59 pm MT). 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy shopping.  SaveSave

Best to Stock up on Sympathy Card While You Have the Time!

i dont know about you but I never seem to have enough sympathy cards. For years I would make them as I needed to suit the deceased. Call me slow, but I finally figured out that that is not an efficient way to do things. And the family of the deceased will be pleased to get a card at all, let alone a handmade card.

So I spent some time last week during our weekly Skype call with my in-laws making 16 simple sympathy cards in pretty generic, will suite just about any sympathy situation, white and soft sky (pale blue). i actually looked up recommended colors for sympathy cards online.

The reason for 16 is the way the cardstock cuts, makes for easy math with the card fronts - 4 to a sheet.

After I had cut the Soft Sky layer, I cut 2 Stitched Shapes ovals out of each, in the middle, so it wouldn't show. this way, I do not have to waste extra paper or use up a bunch of odd shaped scraps. I intentionally planned so I could do this with my layout. The greeting white oval did have to be cu…

Silent Deer Roam at Night

Now is the perfect time to start planning and prepping your Christmas or Holiday or Annual cards set to family and friends. Here is one idea to get you thinking "seasonal".

Using the Carols of Christmas stamp set and framelits bundle from the Holiday 2017 card, I had made this card back when this bundle was an early pre-order item.

Purchase your Carols of Christmas bundle HERE.

I cut out 3 deer framelits in navy. I cut to width the dazzling diamonds glimmer paper (for snow) and tore the paper to make more realistic "snow".

The stars and moon are cut out using the card topper type framelits included in the set. The large simple greeting is also from the Carols of Christmas set.

Carols of Christmas Framelits set
Carols of Christmas stamp set
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope this inspires you to think "seasonally". Keep being your creative best, Sandy

Great Card Layout from Live at 5!

My Live at 5! on Monday October 2nd, I showed my new favorite card layout. I have been using it quite a bit as it is easy, and really is a good way to showcase our DSP. The best part of this layout? You can get 12 pieces out of one 12x12 inch sheet of DSP Designer Series Paper, which is on special right now for B3G1 FREE.

Plus this layout can go several ways, fold on the left, opening on the right, fold on the top, opening on the bottom, or fold on the bottom, open up on top (have not made one yet). Orrrr, maybe I will have to try this, make it an envelope with card liner that slides out for a greeting. Hmmmm, thinking...

Tools needed: Simply Scored by Stampin' Up!, maybe your Big Shot Die Cutter

Score your cardstock base at 5 1/2" by placing it so the short side run sideways across the top of your Simply Scored. Cut your card base on the long length at 4 1/4" and again. You can get two cards out of the one full sheet. You will see that the back of the card forms your sta…

BOGO DSP Sale during October 2017!

B3G1 (Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!) sale on  Designer Series Paper all through October 2017. 


In the video I mention the Spooky Night and Be Merry and other DSP from the Holiday catalog. The sale only includes 2 paper packs from the Holiday catalog. I apologize for the confusion.



Designer Series Paper Sale Items
CATALOGITEMDESCRIPTIONPRICEAnnual (P. 189)144180Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper$13.00 USD/$17.00 CADAnnual (P. 189)144137Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD Annual (P. 189)144118Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD Annual (P. 188)144111Be Merry Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD Annual (P. 188)144163Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD Annual (P. 188)144155Coffee Break Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD Annual (P. 188)144185Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD Annual (P. 188)144110Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD Annual (P. 187)144168Pet…

Feeling Accomplished!

MayvMac Epic Fight 2017
So sad. Goodbye Ruby!
Newbie MN State Fair
Surgery Part 1
One evening a week ago, we had a somewhat quiet evening in the house. Hubs went off to run errands I cannot do yet, son was studying (playing games more likely) and I thought, I have not done any Project Life scrapbook pages since May I think. Maybe not, but close.

My time ended up being interrupted by LIFE, but I still got 6 pages done, not sharing the other two yet. I still want to write up much more on my surgery. This page is pretty much just leading up to surgery. I may not share my entire journey on social media, I am not sure. I have been pretty open about it, hoping that it helps someone else. Then again, maybe it is worth sharing. I will need to get those pages done soon.

I have a lot to get caught up from this summer, two trips and a few other noteworthy activities and events. I am still working on our big California trip from June 2016. That I am completing in My Digital Studio/My Memories Su…

Be Merry Ornament Kit

Wednesday September 27 Live at 5! I talked about how great this kit is, and why you should purchase it today, item 144648 $19.00. Watch the Live video below.



See also my Youtube Channel for more videos! 

Be Merry Ornament Kit item 144648 
Makes 6 each of 2 ornament styles - red and green (Old Olive)
Green/Old Olive ornament stye 1
red/Real Red ornament style 2
They are so beautiful!!!
12 ornaments, each ornament is $1.58 each plus Ship/Handling.  Under $2 is a great bargain for lovely handmade ornaments.
A few changes makes it into a Halloween decoration, gift tag or other. 
Using the Painted Harvest DSP I changed it to a lovely Fall/Thanksgiving decoration.



Using some of the extra bits leftover from the kit  I made some super simple tree ornaments. 
Kits can be a great jumping off point for crafters. There is no reason you need to assemble it per the instructions. Use your own creative juices to see what you can start. 
I am ordering a second kit so I can make Valentines, wedding, ann…

Get Your Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE!

This adorable and versatile stamp set is only available for a short while. Until October 31st to be exact. You can get it FREE for hosting or placing a qualifying order (of at least $300).. Thats it. There is no item number as it will automatically be included in your order or your party order. There is no limit to how many you can get either.

It is a two step stamp set. You get an outline stamp (deer, candle, words) and a filler image that coordinates seamlessly with the outlined image. Watch the video above to learn more.

I personally will be placing an order this week to make sure I get my own Merry Patterns stamp set.

How will you get your stamp set FREE?
Host a party (online or in person), place a qualifying order? Plan ahead. Because once this promotion is over, this stamp set is gone forever. And those candles and that deer can certainly be used outside of the holiday season. Even the word SEASON could be used elsewhere.

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Download the flyer to learn more. 

Friday Live at 5! Punches and Coordinating Stamp Sets

View Friday's Live at 5!
I am still working on figuring out how to upload my Live casts to Youtube. If you have experience doing so, please message me at needsaribbon@gmail.com
Today I discussed our punches and how we have stamp sets, in some cases, several stamp sets that are designed to coordinate with punches. That makes them super versatile and should be found in every crafters tool box. 
Feel free to download the document below. It lists all our punches, and the stamp sets that were designed to coordinate with them. 
F'YI I have a large collection of helpful documents listed under my Tool Box Tab at the top of the page. It may include tips for putting together some of Stampin' Up!s kits, and much more. I am always adding documents. For mobile users,  scroll to the bottom and click on VIEW DESKTOP. That will take you to the non-mobile formatted website. 
Link to Punches and coordinating Stamp Sets PDF

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