Monthly Archives: November 2015

Stampin’ Up! White Christmas and….Blog Candy!

Happy Monday!

Sorry to start a blog post with an oxymoron…. 😉

After 4 days off, it’s hard to go back to work – at least it is for me!  I have just enough “slug” in me to kind of like 4 days of “slug”-ness.  Anyway…I hope your efforts to get back into the swing of things are going well!

A final reminder that today is the very last day of the Online Extravaganza – and the final day of Double Peppermints.  You can get all the details down below, including links to the sales, and to the final Flash Sale of Extravaganza – which is also today only!

And that’s the last time I’ll bug you with that – promise! 🙂

One other little admin-y thing.  Today is an Anniversary for me.  Yup.  One year ago, today, I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!  Interestingly (or maybe not?), I did it whilst in a hotel!  Just like I am today!  Hmm….  So, to celebrate the occasion, I’m giving some Blog Candy away.  Read on down to see what’s on the table and how to get your name in the hat! 🙂

Today’s share is a Christmas card – using the Annual Catalog stamp set called White Christmas.  First time I’d used it and I love all the little images in it!  I paired that with the Home for Christmas DSP and came up with….well, take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! One Day Left for Online Extravaganza and Double Peppermint Rewards!

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Online Extravaganza is almost over!  Monday is the very last day for the Stampin’ Up! special and for the Double Punkin’ Head Reward Peppermints!!  Don’t miss out, okay?

Monday is also the second (and final!) Flash Sale.  Here’s what’s going to be available starting at midnight (Mountain Time) and running thru the end of the day tomorrow (11:50 pm Mountain Time)….Flash sale 30 nov 15 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Love Blossoms Suite Sneak Peek!

Good Sunday morning to you!  Hope that your weekend has been wonderful – are you enjoying turkey leftovers in all their different guises?? 🙂

Today’s card share is not a Christmas card – I needed a Birthday card, so thought I’d take a quick moment to give you another 2016 Occasions Catalog sneak peek.  I hope these little peeks will get you excited about the arrival of the new catalog!  And – I hope that you’re thinking about catalog shares, cause I am – I’ll be posting really soon about the shares.  So watch for that, okay?

For my card, I used the Blooming’ Heart Thinlit die cut that we brought home from Onstage Live.  I added some Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper – it is so pretty! – and some ribbon from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit!  Take a look-see:

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Kinda pretty, huh?  A little different than my usual fare, but…I like it!  And I think it’s got a nice vintage feel to it, too.

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Stampin’ Up! Versatile Christmas, a Peaceful Pine and a Delicate Ornament To Trim the Tree!

 Well?  How was Friday?  Did you go shopping?  Are you dropping?  Or did you…like I…hit the online stores?  Yea – I didn’t do as much as I needed to – and some of my purchases will not be popular with the ponies, but….I did some!  I hope that if you were out and about that you had fun!

I mentioned yesterday that if I were at home on the day after Thanksgiving, I’d have been decorating the house, putting up the tree, generally transitioning to full-blown Christmas!  Well, since I couldn’t be there doing that, I decided to do an homage to that activity with my card share for today.  So, I used some of the fun Home for Christmas DSP (which is retiring, so get it soon!!), a Delicate Ornament die cut, and a Peaceful Pines stamp.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Jolly Holly Christmas!

BLACK FRIDAY!

Good morning, all – are you recovered from your food comas??  Did you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving?  I want to thank you all for stopping by here yesterday for the Blog Hop, even in the midst of your family time!

I think there’s two kinds of people when it comes to the day after Thanksgiving.  There are those of you who’ve been in line at Walmart/Best Buy/The Mall/etc etc since 5 this morning.  And who will shop till you drop today and probably have all your Christmas shopping done by the end of the day.

That is not me.  Never has been!  I prefer to stay safely at home.  Preferably putting up the Christmas tree and all the decorations.  Thanksgiving is, for me, the starting gun for Christmas.  And, quite frankly, that’s the piece that’s making me homesick today.  I got to talk with my mom yesterday and my “second” family in GA – all at dinner, Wayne there with them.  And that was nice.  I very much miss the dinner festivities – and always wish my mom was there with us.  But Christmas dinner will come and we’ll do it then! (I know you’re reading this Mom – Clara WOULD ride in the airplane, you know!).

But, today, I’m not getting my house all blinged up for the holidays.  I’m in a hotel room in Arizona (I was in a hotel room in California for Thanksgiving last year!) And that makes me a little sad.  Of course, I’m also not cleaning my house – and that makes me feel pretty happy! 😉

Anywho – the point of that little rant is….get ready.  There’s going to be lots of Christmas cards coming your way in the next few weeks!  Like today!  I used the Holly Jolly Greetings bundle, a little Versatile Christmas (this one is on the Holiday Retiring List – so you need to get it soon if you want it!), and some Peaceful Wreath (also on the Retiring List!).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Give Thanks Today for All Things and a Happy Stampers Blog Hop


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Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!  I hope this post finds you well, and surrounded by your family and friends.  And that your turkey thawed! 😉  I recall one quite memorable Thanksgiving many many years ago, when the turkey did not thaw, no matter what heroic efforts my parents attempted.  These days, the options for dinner on Thanksgiving are many, but back in the dark ages when this took place….not so much.  Denny’s was the only option.  And they were out of turkey!  Perhaps that’s the year I developed a taste for not-turkey on Thanksgiving – and on Christmas, too, for that matter.  Whatever your choice for dinner – I hope that preparations are well under way!

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The Happy Stamper Ladies-Who-Hop have gathered their projects to share with you this Thanksgiving Thursday.  I know they’ve all worked hard to bring wonderful cards to you, so be sure to cruise thru all of their blogs, okay?

Here’s our design inspiration – this week was a sketch challenge!

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My share is a conglomeration of the old and the new.  I used the wonderful For All Things, Vintage Leaves, Lighthearted Leaves and a soon-to-be-released 2016 Occasions Catalog set called Apple of My Eye (we ALL got one of these at OnStage Live – it was quite cool!!).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Just a Botanical Note!

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Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Although, for many of us, I suspect this is more like Friday than Hump-Day, huh?  Maybe you’re not even working today – to which I say….lucky you!  Enjoy your day off and get cookin’! 🙂

To that end, I’ll keep it short as I can, okay?  You’ve probably noticed I can get a little long-winded.  Sorry about that – I can get on a roll, no doubt!

My share today uses the entire Botanical Blooms Suite from the new Occasions Catalog – the Botanical Blooms Stamp set, the Botanical Builder Framelits and the Botanical Gardens DSP.  I threw in a nice little sentiment from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set and….take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! What’s Up at Stampin’ Up! on 24 Nov – and Day Two of Online Extravaganza!

Good Second-Day-Of-SU!-Online-Exravaganza!!  I hope that you got your Flash Day goodies yesterday and have your shopping lists ready to go today!

I want to remind you about……

DOUBLE PUNKIN’ HEAD REWARD PEPPERMINTS!!

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For every $25 or more (before taxes and shipping) ordered thru my Online store during the Online Extravaganza, I’ll give you DOUBLE peppermints (that would be two peppermints!)  Just 16 Peppermints yields big rewards.  Get all the information on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program here! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Suite Sassy Birthday and the Start of Online Extravaganza!

Well, here’s my first card share from the new 2016 Occasions Catalog!  It uses the gorgeous Botanical Suite – which is the first thing that caught my eye during the Product Spotlight last weekend.  This uses all my favorite colors – Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey….what’s not to love?

I paired the Botanical Gardens DSP with a few die cuts from the coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits.  (Here’s a cool factoid:  when this catalog comes out in January, you’ll be able to bundle the Botanical Blooms stamp set, the matching Framelits AND the matching DSP together and save 15%.  And – coincidently, the total comes to just over $50 – which will ALSO let you pick a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Whaaaaaaaatttttt???) I added a sentiment from Sassy Salutations and this is what I came up with!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Holly Jolly Peace

Mornin’, y’all!  Well, we didn’t have to work yesterday, which was a bonus!  I came home on Friday all prepared to spend Saturday resting and making cards – thinking I’d get ahead for the week so that if things got hectic, I’d still be good to go.  Guess which one I accomplished?  Think hard. Think about what you’ve learned about me in this past year.

Did you guess right?

If you thought that I probably spent the day resting, and only stirred myself to go downstairs to get some breakfast and to make one card for today….then pat yourself on the back.  You’ve learned me good! 🙂

Yes, apparently my brain and my bod had very different plans for this day.  The bod won!  So – today will definitely be the day to make cards.  I will do it – I WILL!!

But, I did get a card made that I’m quite pleased with.  It’s a Christmas card using my new bundle – Holly Jolly Greetings – which comes with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies!  I bought it with my 2015 Occasions Catalog pre-order, which arrived on Friday!  I was excited to make something with it – I love the Christmas Greetings thinlit words – they’re small and delicate and really look pretty cut out of glimmer paper.  Take a look-see:

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