Peaceful Pines & Merry Moments

Combine the Peaceful Pines Photopolymer stamp set bundle and the Merry Moments Designer Paper Stack and you can make yourself a big stack of Christmas Cards in no time.

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This card was part of my November Christmas Card Stamp a Stack class.  What a wonderful class it was – each person that attended made 5 of this card plus 3 other designs for a total of 20 completed cards ready to be addressed and sent out to family and friends.

Here is a list of the supplies:

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There are a few more days left of the Online Extravaganza sale and the Magnetic Platform is a hot item on the sale list don’t miss it! Click on anything in the list above and it will take you to my online store.



“Reclaimed Wood” Skinny Pilgrim

I have another edition of my “Reclaimed Wood” Skinny cards.  Just in time for Thanksgiving it’s a Pilgrim!  I made this little guy for my last Card Maker’s class and he was a big hit.

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Here are a few tips for making him:

  • The card base is Basic Gray – it’s a 3″ wide card and the brim of the hat is 4-1/4″ wide – so he will fit in a regular envelope if you want to mail him out.  He would be cute for a place card too.
  • The hair is cut with the Fringe Scissors.
  • The gold foil buckle on his hat is the small letter o from the “no.” that is part of the Little Number Thinlits. And the black centers of the eyes are the centers of that same little o.
  • The white part of the eyes are the small pumpkin shape in the Square Pillow Box Thinlit set – trim off the stem.
  • For the mouth I traced the Stampin’ Mist bottle
  • The rosy cheeks and nose are a cotton swap dipped in Pink Pirouette ink.
  • The bow is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die set.
  • The notch in the collar is made using the top of the Tree Punch.
  • Faux stitching is added with a Project Life Journaling Pen.

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with you and your family.  I have all three of my boys back home.  Kyle flew in from California last Thursday.  Ryan flew in from Indiana Sunday night.  And Tyler came over too (he doesn’t live too far away).

Don’t forget this week is the Online Extravaganza – Click Here for the list – or shop online in my store.  The Magnetic Platform is on the list and so are a bunch of the dies for the Big Shot!

There are new Weekly Deals posted today and there is always the Clearance Rack.  Do your shopping from home and don’t fight the crowds at the store.

Here are the supplies that I used for my Pilgrim card.

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Savings up to 50% – Online Extravaganza


Stampin’ Up! is having a week long Online Extravaganza sale with savings up to 50% off!

November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!


  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • You must use bundle item codes provided for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • All order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online) qualify for the Online Extravaganza discounted items and bundles.

Here is the list of what will be on sale – Online_Extravaganza_Products_US

Order online in my store – SHOP HERE

Use the Hostess Code – D2RPB23X
Orders over $150 in product don’t use the code and receive Stampin’ Rewards.

Don’t miss out on these great deals.  I was just looking at the photopolymer sets last week – remember when we first started selling them and had a new set each month?  Many of those are still available and are included in this sale.

You can also add Clearance Rack items, Weekly deals and don’t forget the items retiring from the Holiday catalog.   Have fun shopping from home – no crowds or traffic to deal with!


Holiday Catalog Retiring List

Well my blog platform apparently changed since I was here last – I’ll have to get used to it again.  I’ve been out of town at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local even in Tampa.  I will share more about that in another post.  For today I wanted to share with you that for the first time (I’m pretty sure it’s the first time ever) Stampin’ Up! is releasing a Retiring List for the Holiday Catalog before it is even over.  In the past we always waiting a whole year until the next one started and we never knew what was returning.  But this time we know so if you love it – get it now!


We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the holiday catalog; but before we do, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites. Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last, so now’s a great time to place an order before they’re gone!

Here is the link for the PDF list. US_HolidayRetiringList.

Some of my favorites are on the list so don’t miss them – the ever popular Woodland Embossing Folder!  Gasp – it can’t be true.

Things to Remember:

  • Orders can be placed through me your demonstrator or online on my website.
  • Retiring products are only available while supplies last. The lists of retiring products will be updated every business day – check the online store to see if its still available.  I’ll add an updated list to my FB page as things sell out.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until December 28 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last).

If you are ordering online in my store you can use the Hostess Code – D2RPB23X  – unless your order is over $150 then don’t enter a code and redeem your own Stampin’ Rewards – or contact me and learn how you can get a discount.

Here are some of my favorite things that will be retiring

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Six Sayings – Thankful

For the last few catalogs Stampin’ Up! has been putting the exclusive hostess stamp sets in the back of the catalog.  I think sometimes they get overlooked back there.  The Holiday catalog has two sets that are exclusive to hostess or those earning Stampin’ Rewards.  Both sets have a collection of stamp image covering multiple occasions.  The one that I have to show you today is the Six Sayings stamp set.  It includes images for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and Valentines.  My card today is a fall thankful card.  It’s an idea I saw online and used for my stamp club to show a technique using the Woodland Embossing Folder.  It’s been one of the top sellers in our Holiday Catalog!

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Here is a list of all the supplies

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Holly Jolly Greetings

Did you notice the stamp set Holly Jolly Greetings on page 34 in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog?  It is turning out to be one of my favorites especially paired with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits dies.  Of course they are available as a bundle giving you a 15% savings – I love those bundles don’t you?

This is a quick and easy note card that I created using the bundle.

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Here is a list of the supplies I used.

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Cute Fall Apples

It’s a rainy fall day here in Georgia – I had to put the dogs out in the rain this morning and they were not happy with me.  Apples are always something I think of in the fall and some nice baked apples sure would be good on this rainy day.  But what I’m sharing today is a cute apple themed project for you.  I got this idea from my dear friend Cindy Schuster – she is uber creative and I love her designs.  I decided to use this apple idea as one of the “pillow gift” projects at my fall retreat.

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The apples are made with the Square Pillow Box die in the Holiday Catalog.  It is such a nice size for a fun container to add a sweet treat inside.  But rather than something sweet I filled them with a cute little notepad that I found at the store – I decorated them with some coordinating Into The Woods Designer Series Paper and Old Olive Baker’s Twine.

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I hope you like this fun treat.  The girls at the retreat thought they were super cute.

Here is a list of all the supplies I used.

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