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It's Time to Save!!! Year End Closeout Sale Starting Today! December 3rd

It's time to save on our year end closeout sale! It only happens once a year. Don't miss this opportunity to get these items. 2019 Holiday catalog items. Offer while supplies last. When they are gone, they are gone for good. Follow link to get the PDF of selected items. No minimum purchase required. Buy as little or as much as you want. YEAR END CLOSEOUT SALE CARRYOVER LIST If you lose this post do not forget I post the lists on my Tool Box page and my Catalogs page. Happy Shopping, from Sandy

Ribbon Report - News from Sandy and Stampin' Up! November 2019

Ribbon News November 2019 Stampin' Up! Color Chart PDF Greetings News Specials Events With Halloween over it means we are in the holiday season planning stages. Our Thanksgiving plans are set and I will be designing some place setting ideas to use at a restaurant. Christmas plans are underway. Time to start designing those Christmas cards and gathering supplies. I am happy to help with design. I have a lot of samples or can help work out a design if you have a stamp set in mind. Feel free to call or email me.  This month there is a lot of exciting news to share. Our trimmer is now available to purchase. We have a gorgeous Christmas suite of products available while supplies last. I know some of you will start listening to Christmas music already. And others of you are just waiting to deck out your tree.  Host Code for November: HMF9HAXM Use the host code when placing online orders, and you may get a gift from me. Does not apply to Paper Pumpkin subscripti

New Trimmer from Stampin' Up! Available for Purchasing

The new trimmer is here! Today! November 1, 2019 Stampin' Up! has been working for quite some time to create a new trimmer for us that cuts and scores up to 12x12 inch paper like a boss.  Being a Demonstrator, I am able to order the trimmer early and test it out. It is now the only trimmer I am using. And I cut and score a lot of paper daily. My first blade still cuts like the first day. You are not likely to see as heavy a use as me. Though, I cannot say for sure. That being said, refill packs won't be available until January 2020. I honestly cannot see the average person needing to worry about refill before January. I have not loved a cutter as much since our guillotine cutter back from more than ten years ago. I do not use mine anymore. And I am shocked by that. I have always preferred a guillotine cutter. But this new trimmer cuts beautifully. And the fact that I can cut and score from the same unit saves me time and I find that I am scoring my stuff a lot more. 

New Trimmer Coming Soon!

I am taking names for the first to be notified for the new trimmer. We still have no exact release date. Demonstrators may preorder in October. So best guess is sometime after November 1st. To get placed on the first to be notified list, contact me today. I will put you on the list. Trimmer is $25.00 Refill pack of 4 $12.00

Cute Lil Snowman Tag

This cute lil snowman tag resulted from me not getting products that I wanted. Recently I participated in a Christmas tag swap. I knew the layout and the paper that I wanted to use, from the Let It Snow suite on pages 18-21 of the Holiday 2019 catalog. I realized I did not order the stamp set, nor the punch that would have made the cutest little ol tag. I should have ordered the Snowman Season stamp set and the snowman builder punch. Alack alas, I did not. So I punted. I used several punches to create the snowman base. and I fussy cut (handout) all 20 carrot noses. And I couldn't find my black rhinestones to use for the coal face pieces. So I colored them with the black Stampin' Blends. Since I used a tag topper punch for the scalloped edge, and they punch out a hole for ribbon, I had to back the hole with a 1/2" circle punch, in Pool Party, so I could attach a ribbon on the front with a glue dot. The end result is cute. It is just not what I pictured in my

Christmastime is Here! Exclusive product suite from Stampin' Up!

Oh my gosh is this exclusive product suite GORGEOUS! with a capital G! It is available to order starting November 1-30, 2019 while supplies last. Demonstrators may order it starting October 1, 2019. New Demonstrators may order the product suite in a starter kit during the month of October. A few sheets of the paper have gold accents on the roses. I am so in love with the suite I went ahead and ordered it already. Stay tuned for projects made with the Christmastime is here suite. Want all the products in the suite? One simple number Christmastime is Here product suite  item 153947   $112.50  for the "I want it all bundle." PDF of product suite . Print a copy for yourself for reference. You can always find it under my Tool Box tab too. Thank you for stopping by today. Keep being creative, Sandy

Exciting News for Papercrafters - New trimmer coming soon!

We are excited to announce that the newly developed Stampin' Up! exclusive Paper Trimmer will soon be available for the general public to purchase. It will b4 $25.00 when it is available with a package of refill blades will be $12.00. It will cut up to 12x12 inch paper if you extend the arm. It cuts! It scores! It's a win in my book. Available October 2019 for Demonstrators. Can be added on to a new Demonstrator starter kit! So you get one before the general public. I ordered mine October 1st. Be sure to put it on your November wish list or Santa's wish list this holiday season. I will add a shopping link when it becomes available in the online store. Thanks for stopping by. Keep being creative, Sandy

Sweet Hot Treat!

Sweet and simple gift for Fall. I added higher end hot cocoa. I put about a dozen? marshmallows in our 2x8 treat tube cello bags and folded it in half and sealed it. I am not sure why I didn't think of this sooner, like years ago, but I just used one of our standard card cello envelopes for the treats. I always have several packages of them lying around my stamp room, as I use them for my card exchange cards when I swap cards.  I made 16 of the toppers in about an hour. I think it took more time to put the marshmallows in the cello bags. Those little devils were wanting to pop all over the place.  Supplies Stamps : Itty Bitty Christmas 150513 $22.00, Tiny Keepsakes 150460 $20.00 Inks : Black Papers : Cherry Cobbler cardstock 119685 $8.75, Mossy Meadow Cardstock 133676 $8.75, Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $9.75, Silver Foil Sheets 132178 $5.00 Accessories : Cup of Christmas dies 150491 $23.00, Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe Ribbon 150439 $7.50, Sprig punch 1480

Attention New Stampers - I Am Here to Help You!

Are you a new to stamping and card making or paper crafting in general? Or do you know someone that is new to the hobby? Stampin' Up! has a great resource for you or your friend. This brochure pictured above has all you need to get started. Just click on the picture to download the PDF. If you lose it on my website, do not forget that my Tool Box tab has all the reference documents you might want. My Catalogs tab is just for that, PDF of current and past catalogs. Bookmark it! So what are some items that you might need to get your creative craft started? Scissors - SNIPSItem 103579 $10.00 Adhesive - Multipurpose Glue (I often refer to it as Green Glue) item 110755 $4.00 Clear Stamp Block - Clear Block H item 118490 $8.50 Ink - Memento Ink Pad in Black item 132708 $6.00 Paper and Envelopes - Notecards and coordinating envelopes item 149610 $8.00 Stamp Cleaner - Simple Shammy item 147042 $8.00 To get started, I recommend starting with one of our all-inclusive kits,

Designer Series Paper Sale! Buy 3 get 1 FREE!!!

Happening September 4-30, 2019 You get to look at the list of papers on sale, and choose which three from the list you purchase and which one is free. For example, you could get a great deal by paying for three  $11.50  usd /$15.75  cad  paper packages, and getting the  $14.50  usd /$20.00  cad specialty paper for free! And you can order as many (and get as many free) as you would like!” Fantastic time to stock up on paper you know you want! I TEM PAGE DESCRIPTION PRICE 149100 166 PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50  usd /$15.75  cad 149443 166 SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50  usd /$15.75  cad 149481 167 COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50  usd /$15.75  cad 149484 165 MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50  usd /$15.75  cad 149488 165 GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50  usd /$15.75  cad 149489 165 FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50  usd /$15.75  cad 1494

Reason for my Absence - It is a GOOD One!

I have been very absent from here. There is a logical and sound reason. On June 23, 2019 my husband got a kidney transplant. We got the call at 12:55 am on June 24, 2019 that there was one available. It was a very wild ride leading up to surgery. No one slept, like at all, until Sunday night. Like how could you sleep getting that news? You just can't. We have, or I have, more to share on this once life settles down. On top of that, because life continues to happen, in spades, I had surgery scheduled for days after his transplant. It was supposed to be a safe time to have it. The calendar was fairly clear!!! I did move it once or twice because of his transplant. But we discussed it, and decided that it was best to go ahead with my surgery. We can recover together. My pre-op exam would eventually time out (good for only 30 days) and I didn't want to repeat that. And so on. It seemed best to just go forward. It was my first surgery alone. My son dropped me off early in th

July Host Codes

Use this code when checking out with your online order. It is optional but you might receive something fun from me. 

Ride with Me Truck die and stamp set

Here are some great tips from Stampin' Up! to put together your truck. You could also use Tear and Tape and trim it to fit. I will have my own video and post about this great bundle coming soon.

Sunday Reference Day - Card Layer Sizing

I know many of you struggle with layer sizing when designing your projects. I created this measurement chart and a great visual to help you with measurements and designing. Card Layer Sizing Chart based on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" folded card Here are the raw measurements based on a 5 1/2' x 4 1/4" finished card: 5 ¼ x 4” 5 x 3 ¾” 4 ¾ x 3 ½” 4 ½ x 3 ¼” 4 ¼ x 3” 4 x 2 ¾” 3 ¾ x 2 ½” 3 ½ x 2 ¼” 3 ¼ x 2” 3 x 1 ¾” 2 ¾ x 1 ½” 2 ½ x 1 ¼” You can also find this chart on my Tool Box page. Original website post on card layers, includes a video! I hope you find this information useful. Happy Stamping, Sandy


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