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Sale-A-Bration Returns for a Second time this year!

 Sale-A-Bration is happening now! Through the end of August.  See specials page for more information. Visit the catalogs page for a digital brochure. Email me if you need a paper one mailed to you. 

It is Here! Our New Annual Catalog!

Annual Catalog 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! just released its new Annual Catalog. It runs from May 3, 2022-May 1, 2023. That means there are five new InColors. Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, Starry Night, Ocean Oasis. They are beautiful. Three new blues, a reddish pink and a bright lime green reminiscent of Lemon Lime Twist from a few years ago.  On the Catalogs tab you will find all the resources you need for this Catalog. Digital Catalog PDF Catalog Project Recipes Special suite recipes And more will be added.  Reminder that the mini Catalog runs current until June 30, 2022. Resources are also available under the Catalogs tab. SHOP NOW  

It's Attraction! Stampin' Up!s new Magnetic Bulletin Board

Magnetic Bulletin Board from Stampin' Up! Item 159335   What comes in your kit I love this kit! Case and point, I hung it up in my studio just moments after finishing it during the video I made. I still think it "needs a ribbon" and I will contend with that soon! LOL VIDEO  <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> This video is way longer than it takes to actually make the board. Video is  30 minutes. You should be able to assemble your board in 15 minutes. I prattle on and show some tips, some you are not likely to see elsewhere. So now you have to watch the video. For the price of $25 this magnetic board kit really is a strikingly good value. Item 159335.  How I finished my kit SHOP NOW  

I Scrapped Scraps!

  This was my cardstock scraps mess. WAS! It overfilled a clear plastic shoebox.  I  didn't always have a scraps problem. When I first started papercrafting I did keep my scraps in color order or color groupings. When I upgraded to mailroom paper sorters, each  section for each  color and there was room for several packs per color plus scraps in the bins.  Summer of 2021 I switched storage after 15 years (or there abouts. My new system from Stamp N Storage, of Minnesota, there was room for only 1-2 packs of paper and not really scraps. But I sure tried to stick the scraps in there.  Since it was so hard to dig those scraps out, I would just pull a new whole piece out and chop it up. My scraps piled up fast and became a messy mess. I love staring at what I call my brag wall. It is an Ikea Kallax 5x5 cube system packed with units from Stamp N Storage. My ROYGBIV (red orange yellow green blue indigo violet) of cardstock is so pleasing to look at and often inspires me. But there were m

Mini But Mighty - Savings are in Bloom on the Mini Cut and Emboss Machine

  UNBELIEVABLE DEAL! If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet your mini crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! If this is your first encounter, allow us to introduce you. This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s the perfect pick for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, or those who are short on storage space! With this trusty tool, any crafter can make precise cuts and embossed designs for their projects with one pass. Starting 1 March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March! Please note that items that can be purchased with the 50% off item S

Kindness in Fresh Freesia Card

 This sweet card uses a mostly single color - Fresh Freesia, with a pop of black as the focal point. It is part of my Coffee Break video series where in 15 minutes or less, in the time for a normal coffee break, we will make a card or other project.  The project instructions and supply list is featured at the end of the video. Pause video to note your  supply list.  VIDEO

Waves of the Ocean - Available Now!

Each of the world’s wide and open oceans is brimming with beauty and wonder. Marvelous marine animals, miles of submerged mountain ranges, and unique underwater plants lie thousands of feet below Earth’s dry surface, encouraging exploration and awaiting discovery. Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period! Explore artistic expression with the Waves of the Ocean Collection. With these seaside supplies, you’ll dive into inspiration and swim in a sea of creativity! Keep reading for promotion and product details, marketing tips and tricks, and shareable resourc

All Together - Yes We Can!

item 160039 item 158634 item 159278 item 159465 item 159463 item 159462 item 159461 item 158152 item 160940 item 160263 item 160941 I WANT IT  ALL Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love.  The All Together Collection includes early-release products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog—an exciting new range of natural Stampin’ Blends—and exclusive products you can’t get anywhere else! Come together to create projects inspired by you.   The Here Together Stamp Set, Here for You Dies, Here Together, and the All Together Collection are available in English and French. Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders. No limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders are eligible for St

Easy How to Make a Pinwheel Card!

VIDEO Supplies: Card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Card layer 4 x 5 1/4" 2 squares 2 5/8" 8 squares patterned paper or cardstock 1 1/4" in 2 patterns or colors 2 smaller circles punched or die cut 1 brad Greeting Ribbon (because I'm Needs A Ribbon!) Follow video for the how to do it. It really is easy. Video has no sound.  Be sure to check out my other videos on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Coming Soon!

  Grab a beverage of choice, mine will, obviously, be coffee. Probably even the Tuesday night one. Visit and work on whatever projects you want. It will be just like we are in the room, except via Zoom.  Register for Saturday Register for Tuesday   Class will meet Saturdays 1-3 and the following Tuesdays, 7-9  Schedule adjusting for holidays.    Class is open to anyone, including Demonstrators of Stampin’ Up!   You can register for class until the day before class.    Class uses whatever you want to work on.  Your Zoom link will be sent after you register.

The Masked Maker - Using Stampin' Up! Masked Stencils

Have you masked up in a while? Stampin' Up! has some great masks, some may call them stencils, or some other name. We call them masks. Originally we introduced them when we introduced our embossing paste a few years back. How and when people use them keeps expanding. With our newest set, released in January 2022, they have introduced a way to double mask (or stencil). You can create uniquely you creations by doubling your masks. There is no right or wrong way, only way is to try it.  I am going to show you how I doubled, or layered, my masks to create these looks. Supplies Blending Brush 153611 Ink pads, 2-3 colors or you could try tone on tone Masks - Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks 158142 Basic White cardstock 159276 Washi Tape Tip: since our masks sometimes have multiple images on one sheet, be sure to cover the mask you are not using. I made that mistake, not once, but twice. Which I used to create other cute projects. Read on for how I covered those mistake

Upcoming Classes - Coffee & Crafts

  COFFEE & CRAFTS WITH ME CLASS   Saturday, February 5, 2022, 1-3 pm CST Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 7-9 CST Saturday, March 5, 2022, 1-3 pm CST Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 7-9 pm CST   FREE SKILL LEVEL: All Your Zoom invitation will be mailed three days before event with no class instructions   Grab a beverage of choice, mine will, obviously, be coffee. Probably even the Tuesday night one. Visit and work on whatever projects you want. It will be just like we are in the room, except via Zoom.    Class will meet Saturdays 1-3 and the following Tuesdays, 7-9  Schedule adjusting for holidays.    Class is open to anyone, including Demonstrators of Stampin’ Up!   You can register for class until the day before class.    Class uses whatever you want to work on.   Note: there will be no video recording of class due to limitations of Zoom currently. If you want to see how to assemble the projects you will have to attend the class.


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