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Stampin’ Up! New Weekly Deals for April 8-14

Weekly Deal April 8 2014

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! for the week of April 8 – 14. If I didn’t already have them, I would grab the Punch Pack, a set of little punches that are oh so handy for various things. The one punch has a little scalloped edge circle that is great for using as the center of flowers. You could really use any of them for that or even use just the punch itself as an itty bitty flower.

Here is a card I made last year using the Itty Bitty Scallop Punch in the Punch Pack.

Itty Bitty Punch Pack Easter Cross

Be sure to check out all the Weekly Deals! If you already have the Secret Garden stamp set, now’s the time to get the coordinating Secret Garden Framelits. And of course who doesn’t want more Baker’s Twine and ribbon?

Just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store to shop today!

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Spring Basket

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Spring Basket

Did you know you can make a lot more things with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch than just tags? I’ve seen various creations but got the idea to make a Spring Basket using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. It’s available in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog along with the beautiful Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.

To make the basket, I cut two strips of Daffodil Delight 2″ x 7 1/2″ and punched one end on each strip with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Score at 3″ from the scalloped top and fold. Those will be the ends of the basket and you can adhere the bottom pieces together.

Scalloped Tag Topper Basket Base

Cut two pieces of Daffodil Delight 2″ x 5 1/2″.  Score 1/2″ at each end. These pieces will be the front and back sides of the basket. If you need to, make a brace to put in the center with a 1″ x 4″ piece scored at 1″ at each end and glue inside the basket.

The handle is a piece 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. I added a piece of Whisper White 1/2″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon to the top of the handle using Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive. You can see how the handle is inserted and adhered inside in the photo below.

Decorate your basket however you like!  If you want to stamp on it, be sure to do it before assembling!  I added a layer of Island Indigo card stock to the basket and then the Watercolor Wonder paper on top of that. I made the flower with the Pansy Punch. It was just the right size and I punched several flowers out of the sheet of Watercolor Wonder paper that had shades of yellow and blue on it to get a variation in color. A retired Printed Designer In Color Brad held the flowers in place. Then I foofed them up and down and all around to give them some dimension.

You could also make a paper box the right size and just use the tag punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch at the ends. So many different ways to make these great papercrafting projects!

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Spring Basket Side

The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is one of my favorite items in the Occasions Catalog because it would sure be difficult to make that pretty scallop at the top by hand! Go shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store today and find your favorite products!

It’s April Fool’s Day….I Thought This Was an April Fool’s Joke!

Fine Print Greeting Cards Templates

Happy April Fools Day!  Happy April 1st! It wasn’t like I could think of an April Fools joke myself to put on my blog (at least not yet!), but then I saw Stampin’ Up! had the new Weekly Deals up as well as the new My Digital Studio Downloads as they do every Tuesday. There are only two new MDS downloads. When I saw the download pictured above, I thought, Stampin’ Up! came up with their own April Fools joke with this silly stamp set. But it’s real, and you obviously have to read the FINE PRINT! Click on the image above to go to the store page – and then click on the magnifying glass – and THEN click on the arrow to the side to click through each image so you can read the FINE PRINT!

Fine Print Close-up

Maybe these aren’t your type of greetings for your friends – but then again, maybe they are! The description says:

 Have fun on April Fool’s Day or any day with these quirky cards,
just don’t forget to “read the fine print” 

And here is the other CUTE My Digital Studio download for this week!

Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Brush Set

To purchase the My Digital Studio software or take the 30-day Free Trial, click HERE.

And here are the new Weekly Deals for April 1-7, 2014:

Weekly Deal April 1 2014

Sale-A-Bration ended late last night!  I hope you were able to order what you wanted to get some free products! Always sad to see Sale-A-Bration come to an end, but we always know there are good things ahead with Stampin’ Up!

Check my Stampin’ Up! Online Store for the Weekly Deals and more!

Stampin Up! Weekly Deal March 25 2014–Shimmer and Glimmer!

Stampin Up! Weekly Deal March 25 2014

Check out the latest Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for this week, March 25 through March 31! If you like shimmer and glimmer, this is the week for you!  Both the Champagne Glimmer Paper and Silver Glimmer Paper are on sale! These are some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products! The glimmer of the beautiful sparkly paper often adds so much to your project!  We have all loved it ever since Stampin’ Up! started carrying the glimmer paper!  You can even “watercolor” with reinker on the Silver Glimmer Paper to make it a different color if you like that! Be sure to stock up if you like some pizzazz to your cards and projects while you can save a little bit of money! Check out all the other offerings as well!

Remember, they all count toward Sale-A-Bration, which will be over before we know it!  Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion and ends March 31!  That is next Monday, last day! Last day to spend $50 and choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!  Remember, your original purchase doesn’t have to come from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  There are suggested Bundles in there if you need suggestions to get to $50 (perhaps for a beginner) but you can purchase any current Stampin’ Up! products and then choose your FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Who doesn’t want free stuff?

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store any time for the best in papercrafting products, take advantage of these Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals, and with a $50 purchase earn a free product during Sale-A-Bration this week!

Stampin’ Up! New Weekly Deals

Weekly Deal Mar 18 2014

Stampin’ Up! has released these current Weekly Deals for the week of March 18 – 24. This is your chance to pick up some more Stampin’ Up! accessories to enhance your stamping projects, cards, and scrapbook pages at a discount! Often your card or project just needs a little something to put the finishing touch on it, so any of these items could do that! Do a little embossing or sprinkle on some glitter. A bit of ribbon is always good!  Just have fun playing around with various things as you create and you will happen upon a look that you like!

Any of these specials will count toward Sale-A-Bration!  Just spend $50 or more on current Stampin’ Up! products and earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product during Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year!

Go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store now and take advantage of Sale-A-Bration and these Weekly Deals!

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals & Sweetie Pie Stamps & MDS Downloads!

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!, good today through Monday, March 17. Click the image below!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Mar 11 2014

As an extra surprise, here are some new Photopolymer Stamps (clear stamps for clear blocks!) designed by a Stampin’ Up! employee! Read her story about the stamp set on the Stampin’ Up! blog at www.Stampinup.com. Click the image below to enlarge the flyer!

Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Sets

Sweetie Pie Frames Photopolymer Stamps

Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamps (faces)

And even some new downloads for My Digital Studio, our Stampin’ Up! digital papercrafting program. Buy or try the software for My Digital Studio and then you can always pick up new downloads you like as you go along. Click the image below

MDS Downloads Mar 11 2014

Get all of these Stampin’ Up! products and deals at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE. Everything counts toward a $50 purchase which earns you a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure! Hurry! Sale-A-Bration ENDS March 31, 2014.

Make Your Own Tulips Card

Make Your Own Tulips Card

I started off making this card using the Banner Punch to make a sun, like I have seen other people doing online. The Banner Punch is one of the FREE items you can get in March during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 Stampin’ Up! purchase! Just punch a circle (mine is 1 3/8″) and punch some banners to make the sun’s rays. Such a clever idea! I used the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper since it has the color variation already on it in the design. The background Soft Sky paper is embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, also in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. And I hadn’t even played with the Word Bubbles Framelits enough to realize one of the dies looks just like a cloud! I die-cut one in Whisper White and noticed a scrap piece of Vellum card stock on the table so I die cut that piece for a “wispy” see-through cloud!

Since my backordered Fringe Scissors came the other day, I snipped some grass for the bottom of the card. If you are waiting for Fringe Scissors they will probably be on the way soon! They are fun to play with!  While playing with the Banner Punch, I thought the banners, with rounded corners on the bottom, could look like tulips! I have an old corner rounder punch, but this is the current 3/16″ Corner Punch. You could also just round off the corners with your Paper Snips.

If you punch the little banner first and then try to round the corners, you’ll have a hard time holding on to that little piece. You can cut a longer strip 5/8″ wide, round the corners first, then insert it into the banner punch by holding the rounded end sticking just the end you want punched into the banner from the top rather than the side of the punch, so just the “tail” end of the banner will be punched.  That way you can make your “tulip” the length you want it. Cut your tulip stems by hand.  The leaves I punched with the Bird Punch but then trimmed them by hand because I needed the leaves smaller. In punching the “tulips” I was just practicing with scraps of the Watercolor Wonder paper when I realized that the other side of the yellow had the soft varied colors that would good as flowers.

So after making the sun with the Banner Punch, making tulips with the Banner Punch was just a happy accident!  Sometimes you never know what you will end up creating when you sit down to stamp!

For any punches or stamping supplies you need, and to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year, Sale-A-Bration, be sure to shop at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

About the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

This handy-dandy Texture Boutique Embossing Machine has been having a few problems (in some cases), so of course Stampin’ Up! is working on solving those problems. Some people have had a problem getting a good embossed image with this machine, so Stampin’ Up! is working with the manufacturer to fix this issue. It does come with a shim, which you should be using if you do own the machine. This machine was planned to be introduced in the next new Stampin’ Up! Catalog, but since a certain number were ready early, Stampin’ Up! had an early launch after Leadership.

Stampin’ Up! will turn off the item code on March 8 so it will no longer be available to order until the new catalog is released while they work with the manufacturer on a permanent fix. If you are getting good embossing, then of course go ahead and use your machine. Or you might find that the less detailed embossing folders work just fine in your machine. I’ll keep you posted of any new developments.

Don’t forget about the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!  Today is the last day for this group! Just click on the picture to go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store for more information on these deals!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Feb 25 2014

These Weekly Deals and any other current Stampin’ Up! products count toward Sale-A-Bration, so be sure you order at least $50 to earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration Product!  We are already in the last month of Sale-A-Bration!  Can you believe it is March?!!

Save Money on Stampin’ Up! Products

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Feb 25 2014

Save a little money on some Stampin’ Up! products this week in the new Weekly Deal! Every Tuesday Stampin’ Up! has been offering several products at a discount.  This special is good until the following Monday night.  Add these items to your order and when you reach $50 you can ALSO take advantage of Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration and choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!

Here are some tips for these products!

  • The Backyard Basics Framelits Dies coordinate, of course, with the Backyard Basics Stamp Set, available in wood- or clear-mount. There is also a Bundle, too, if you prefer which includes the stamp set and framelits.
  • You might like to use Clear Embossing Powder with the Gold Metallic Encore Pad. You can use the ink without being embossed but if you touch the stamped image you might get a dab of ink on your finger, although the image itself doesn’t smear.
  • The Paper Doily Sizzlits Die is beautiful but a little more labor intensive, sometimes. Sometimes it depends on the amount of pressure exerted in your own Big Shot. It may help to place a piece of wax paper on the die and then the card stock which helps the pieces come out. Or just use your Paper Piercing Tool or something sharp to poke out the little pieces. But sometimes they don’t even all have to be poked out because sometimes/usually you are covering part of the doily with some other element. But it is a beautiful die and can add a lot to your project!

Also, today:  New My Digital Studio Downloads for February 25, 2014

MDS Downloads Feb 25 2014

I’m excited to see the Word Bubbles Punches and the Just Sayin’ Digital Stamp Brush Set included!  Click the link above to see all the downloads for this week.

Check out all these products and more at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal February 11 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal February 11 2014

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! for the week of February 11 2014. That Artisan Label Punch is a good one.  I would snatch that up. Of course ribbon and ink is always good and might as well get any Big Shot supplies while you can on discount!  Just click on the image above to go to my Online Store page. Check out the other items from Stampin’ Up! by looking at the categories in the left sidebar of the store.

Don’t forget about the ongoing Sale-A-Bration promotion going on at Stampin’ Up!  Simply purchase $50 or more in current products and choose a free product from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Brochure!  Who doesn’t want free stamping stuff?!

New downloads released for My Digital Studio today, also! Check these out! Click on the image below! Just image a scrapbook page with the beautiful Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper! And if you’re looking for St. Patrick’s Day decorations, check out the Luck O’ the Irish Ensemble!

My Digital Studio Downloads Feb 11 2014

Check out the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal at my Online Store! Why not get some current discounted stamping products and add them to your Sale-A-Bration order?! Just get to $50 in merchandise and earn a free product!  No limits!  Buy $100 in product, get two free Sale-A-Bration products.  Buy $150 and get three free Sale-A-Bration products PLUS $25 Hostess Dollars to choose more items!  Let me know if you have any questions!  You can put in your order online HERE yourself or I can do it for you!  I’m happy to help!

Tags 4 You Valentine Card

Tags 4 You Valentine Card

Do you ever just reach into a bag of card stock scraps and see what you come up with? That’s how this Valentine came to be!  I spotted a Melon Mambo card base in my bag and thought, “Wow, I haven’t used Melon Mambo in a while!” The tag is also made from Melon Mambo and punched with the new Scalloped Tag Topper PunchCut your strip of paper exactly 2″ or a sliver narrower to fit into the punch.  Make sure it is pushed all the way to the back. Then make the length anything you want! I found a scrap of Silver Glimmer Paper already scalloped so I added a piece to the bottom of the tag.  The greeting is from the stamp set Tags 4 You, a carryover stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that you can still order. The greetings in that stamp set fit the Bracket Label Punch perfectly. I thought the tag needed something so I stamped it with Melon Mambo ink and the row of hearts from the Language of Love stamp set.

The Whisper White card layer is first embossed with the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, the little hearts!  So sweet! Again, I thought the card needed a little something so I stamped the row of hearts above the embossing.  The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig comes in handy for that although you can carefully eyeball it! And of course the little hearts are punched with the Small Heart Punch.

Back to the tag! I tied a bow with the Silver 1/8″ Ribbonavailable in the Occasions Catalog after making its debut in the Holiday Catalog. And then for a bit more, I picked up a Tea Lace Paper Doilie on the table. It was too large, but I cut off a section and then folded it back and forth and adhered to the top of the tag.  Then the tag was ready to go!

I hope you are getting inspired to make a few handmade Valentines for your friends and family! Only nine more days until Valentine’s Day!

Shop for any Valentine supplies at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

Stampin’ Up! has just brought back the Gift Bow Bigz L Die that was in the Holiday Catalog! Great idea because we can use it year-round for all kinds of gifts and projects! It has been added to the Holiday Catalog Carryover List HERE.  You can purchase it in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE.    Gift Bow Bigz L Die    #129977   Price $32.95

Gift Bow Die

 

Stampin’ Up! New Weekly Deal and New MDS Downloads

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Jan 21 2014

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Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! Washi Tape is a fun trend, lots of ways to use it. You’ve got to stock up on punches when you can get them at a discount! And the Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit fills in the changes in the complete kit that you may already have. I love the surprise of a new deal every Tuesday!  Just be sure to purchase by the following Monday night at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

And every Tuesday are new digital downloads for My Digital Studio!

My Digital Studio Downloads Jan 21 2014

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Let me know if you have any questions!  Stampin’ Up! has so many wonderful products available! Just check the sidebar on the left for categories at the Online Store so you don’t miss anything! Always check the Clearance Rack as well!

 

Spiral Flower Originals Die…Lovely to Own!

Spiral Flower Originals Die

At Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2014 last week, I was able to see the Spiral Flower Originals Die in person and see the flowers made with it. Now I want to order it! They were showing the die and a ton of flowers made with it for demonstrators to see up close and personal. The Stampin’ Up! employee I was talking with said each flower will turn out different according to who made it and how tightly or loosely you roll it up. It is suggested you use your Bone Folder after cutting out the flower to loosen up the paper fibers to make it roll easier.  The die, like other dies of this kind, are not just for paper either!  You can use other materials, such as fabric, so think of the possibilities! Just roll it with your fingers or around a pencil or skewer, however you want to do it.  You can leave the center as it comes out or push it down and put a button inside or rhinestone or something.

After Leadership there was a public event and some Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators were ‘demonstrating’ at booths. One was doing these paper flowers so here are some photos and ideas:

Spiral Flower Die Rose Tin

Spiral Flower Die Rose Lollipop

Spiral Flower Rose Heart Wreath

To add the Spiral Flower Die #129379 to your next order, just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!  You could have a table full of flowers in no time for spring!

Occasions Catalog Displays at Stampin’ Up! Leadership

Retro Fresh Suite

It’s nice viewing all the new products in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, but it’s even nicer seeing them all in person under the bright lights in the displays at Leadership! They really know how to make anything look artistic, even the way they display buttons or Baker’s Twine!

Retro Fresh Stickers

Retro Fresh Stickers to use in the coordinating journal or on any project.

Retro Fresh Peachy Keen

The Polaroid and film look of Peachy Keen is in now!

Retro Fresh Journaling Tags

Retro Fresh Journaling Tags – Use them for journaling or making cards or other projects!

Retro Fresh Journal

Retro Fresh This and That Journal, much like the popular smash books where you add mementos and memorabilia in a casual style. I love the look of the debossed camera on the front!

Kaleidoscope Suite

Look how cute the Basic Metal Buttons are displayed!

Hip Notes

Hip Notes coordinates with the Essentials Wooden Elements and Retro Fresh Suite.

High Tide Suite

Cute striped grosgrain ribbon display!

High Tide Designer Paper

Seeing the new designer paper in person is always great!

Framed Chalk Art

Love this chalk art with the very trendy garland from the Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit on the frame!

Watercolor Wonder

Beautiful Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards and Envelopes.

Display Fox Card

Cute, cute card with the new stamp set Life in the Forest.

Essential Wooden Elements

Go natural with the Essentials Wooden Elements which can be stamped on.

Blessed Easter Card

Beautiful Blessed Easter Stamp card watercolored and accented with gold.

Arrows Embossing Folder

Arrows must be in! Use the new Arrows Embossing Folder.

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal and MDS Downloads

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Jan 14 2014

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Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!  These are great specials you might want to take advantage of!  Be sure to include them in your order with other current merchandise!

And here are the new digital downloads for My Digital Studio!

MDS Downloads Jan 14 2014

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The Mailbox Love Notes is a Digital Class that includes a video tutorial showcasing two digital projects and beginner MDS techniques.  Does anyone remember the tin mailboxes carried at Target years ago in the dollar bin? Oh my gosh, we demos went CRAZY for those! I remember driving to a couple of store locations in order to find a quantity of those mailboxes!  We covered them with Designer Paper and decorated them and made cards to go inside!  They were so cute! Now you can print out a mailbox pattern and make a paper one with this digital class!

Just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store to purchase any of these products or more! Don’t forget the special Valentine products available only until January 27, 2014. Be sure to notice there is also a second page! Go visit my Online Store now!

 

 

 

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals and New My Digital Studio Downloads

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Jan 7 2014

New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! Check out these products available at a discount in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store. These special deals are only available today through Monday night Jan. 13. You can add them to your order from the new Occasions Catalog or any other current products!

And here are the new downloads for My Digital Studio!

My Digital Studio Downloads Jan 7 2014

If you are snowed in, go ahead and order the software download for My Digital Studio!  It’s only $19.95 and you can download it right away – no waiting for shipping! Then instead of having cabin fever, you can make a simple album of your Christmas photos or even your new snow pictures!  One download on the Weekly Deal is even just for snow, the Frosty II Kit!

Stay warm and go download My Digital Studio or get yourself some new downloads to play with today!

Last Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal for the Year 2013

Can you believe today is the last day of 2013? Time goes by so fast!  I heard someone on TV say that since most of us don’t write checks as much these days with all kinds of online bill-paying or automatic payments, etc. that it’s harder to get the idea of a new year in your head! You know how it was always hard to remember to write the new year on your checks?! (Which reminds me I do have some bills to pay today!!) I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve planned or just a quiet night at home with your family and snacks!

One of my favorite New Year’s Eve stories is the year my mother started calling friends the afternoon I think of Dec. 31 when I was 16 and found out not “everybody” was going to fancy parties and events. She invited everyone to my grandparents’ house (because it was a little bigger than ours and newer and we loved being there!) for New Year’s Eve.  My grandma always had plenty of food in the house and I’m sure we made some snacks and things and people probably brought things and we had the best party there on the spur of the moment! It was my parents’ friends and neighbors, my grandparents’ neighbors, some kids, probably my other grandmother–it was great!

So if you are not out partying tonight, visit my Stampin’ Up! Online store and check out the new Weekly Deal announced today, plus the Clearance Rack, plus the Valentine products out already! Be sure you check the second page as well or click “Show:  ALL”. Check over the Holiday Catalog again to make sure you have all you need out of it before it comes to an end January 2. The new Occasions Catalog begins January 3. Pay attention to your mail if you are one of my regular customers because the Occasions Catalog should be showing up in your mailbox right now! If you do not have your own Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the Occasions Catalog, please contact me.  I have a few extra copies right now. Sale-A-Bration is coming soon in January as well!!

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!  Be sure to check page 2 as well or click on “Show:  All”.

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Dec 31 2013

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Dec 31 2013 Page 2

Notice there is Silver Glimmer Paper on the Weekly Deal!  Time to STOCK UP!!  Love that paper!!

Have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve however you decide to celebrate!

Didn’t Get What You Wanted for Christmas??

Now it’s time to be good to yourself!  You’ve probably made sure everyone else was going to have a great Christmas, but what about you?  Did you get a sweater that didn’t fit, a vacuum cleaner instead of a diamond necklace, a book you already read, ugly slippers you’ll never wear?? Maybe you got some money to spend on yourself!  Now’s the time to take some time for yourself and take a little shopping trip to Stampin’ Up! Online!!

My  Stampin’ Up! Online Store is always open!!  You know there are some stamp sets you want, some cute accessories, more paper, more ink, some things from the Holiday Catalog before it expires Jan. 2nd. And the new Occasions Catalog starts Jan. 3rd.

Start your list today and then tomorrow, Dec. 27th check out the Clearance Rack and see what NEW THINGS Stampin’ Up! is adding! Then place your order!!

We had a great Christmas although we are not a family that gets up early to open packages. We got an extra late start this year and had lots of packages so we took all day, with a break for lunch! The last present I got was really exceptional but has a story to go with it so I’ll save that for another day! It was amazing. No, it’s not about babies or engagements rings, just about something I like. And not about Shelli or Stampin’ Up!

Hope you had a very happy Christmas and are continuing to enjoy the holiday with your family — or relaxing!!

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for December 3

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Dec 3

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It’s Tuesday so it’s a new Weekly Deal from Stampin’ Up! What jumps out at me?  The Hearts Collection Framelits Dies!!  We may be totally focused on Christmas right now, but you know Valentine’s Day will be “up next” after New Years. Go ahead and get some Hearts Framelits now on sale so you’ll be ready to cut those Valentines in February!

Of course don’t miss ANY punch and Scallop Circle Punches are always fun! And how many Fun Flowers have we made out of paper and fabric? The Fun Flowers Bigz L Die is great to have. Make some beautiful fabric flower pins and sell them! Merry Minis Punch Pack – I certainly love the little star! And the little ornament shape and tree are perfect for your cards right now! The Paper Doily Sizzlits Die is gorgeous to make although it takes a little patience sometimes to perhaps poke out the little pieces! But sometimes you cover part of it with another layer and don’t need to punch out all the pieces! It’s beautiful to have in your collection. Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon - kind of like punches, you might as well have it! The Chevron ribbon in the different colors is beautiful and great to use. And for you My Digital Studio fans, another download, especially on sale, is always welcome – Think Back Photobook TemplatesThis download has questions to ask parents, grandparents, anyone, to find out about their life and get the memories flowing so that they can be recorded for your family history. I can’t tell you how valuable and treasured this information will be to you when your loved ones are no longer with you.

If you don’t have My Digital Studio, you can do a 30-Day Free Trial OR you can go ahead and purchase the My Digital Studio Software because it is only $19.95. It really is quite a deal.  You get the software plus a TON of content to use in your projects.  And it’s not just about digital scrapbooking AT ALL! Make cards, invitations, home decor, photobooks, framed art and more!

Check out the new My Digital Studio Downloads for this week HERE.

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals November 26 – December 2

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Nov. 26

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Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals starting today and running through Monday, December 2!

Put these on your order with some of the Holiday Sales!  And on Cyber Monday, December 2, (the Monday after Thanksgiving!) check the Holiday Sale page for new 24-hour specials!!!! Just announced today!! We can all be surprised together!