The Final Thank You Thursday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends, Today’s share is Stampin’ Up!s …

Final Thank You Thursday!

We hope you have enjoyed the last month of our Thank You Thursday’s, we sure have loved saying thank you! For this last one, we wanted to put a pretty little bow to wrap up them up and we thought what better way then with our Chevron Ribbon! Below you will find a few of our favorite colors.

Basic Black 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130010 

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN
Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item #130018
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN
Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN
Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN
Smoky Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131152
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

I know I will be heading over to my website to order some of these beautiful ribbons … If I don’t get all five, I’m for sure getting the Crushed Curry and the Smoky Slate!

Don’t forget the weekly specials that I shared with you yesterday … Thursday (today) is a great day to cash in on all the savings.

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OK … I did it!  I ordered the ribbon, and a new scissors, and some digital downloads… all on sale!  Even got a FREE digital download 🙂  I will share a project using at least one of them with you tomorrow.

Here’s the downloads I just ordered (no waiting for delivery, you get them when you purchase) ….

Keep This Memory Photobook Template – Digital Download 129879
Price: $19.95 SALE PRICE: $9.98

This next download is using the “Chalkboard” technique.  I will be sharing this technique with my Technique clubs, so it will be fun to share with them the My Digital Studio version too!

To You From Me Designer Template – Digital Download 132811
Price: $3.95 SALE PRICE: $2.77

Remember that today … Thursday is the only day you can order your ribbon.  And please, if you have any questions … contact me: 262-334-1009.

Have a wonderful Thursday and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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The Most Wonderful Time to Save …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

More exciting offers from Stampin’ Up!  They are celebrating their 25th anniversary in a big way and it’s hard to keep up with all the fabulous promotions!

If you have ever wondered what the “My Digital Studio” Digital scrapbooking (and more) was all about … Check This Out!


October 29 – November 30:  MY DIGITAL STUDIO 30% OFF

30% OFF select My Digital Studio products.

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6a00e54f95df928834019b006fa464970dNov 1 – 8:  DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING DAYS

The official Digital Scrapbooking Day is Saturday, November 2. But one day just isn’t enough, so Stampin’ Up! is celebrating for eight!

You don’t have to be a scrapbooker to enjoy this product … it can be used for anything, so take the time to sit back and enjoy all the wonderful things “My Digital Studio” can do for you.

Here’s what you can look forward to… and it packed full of great tips and information!

  1. Guest bloggers: A talented group of demonstrators, customers, and designers from around the industry will share project inspiration on the MDS blog.

  2. FREE download: Be sure to check in on Saturday, November 2 to get your freebie.

  3. Videos: Stampn’ Up! will share some more ideas with training videos to help you get started.

  4. Daily deals: Every day, there will be a new download for 50% off!

  5. Challenges: Use the daily deal download to create a project for your chance to win free downloads. (Upload your samples to the MDF gallery with the matching tag to enter.)

Here’s the list of daily deal downloads: 

  • 11/1 Amped Up Ampersands Kit

  • 11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

  • 11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template

  • 11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit

  • 11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards

  • 11/6 Nobody’s Business Photobook Template

  • 11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit

  • 11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit

Join Stampin’ Up! every day for all the fun.  It’s all happening at!

Like I said,  there is so much going on, don’t forget the …


If that’s not enough …

Our two new holiday bundles are available today! These bundles are excellent for packaging treats and small gifts this holiday season.


The Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle (item 135811) includes

  • Stamp a Tag Kit

  • Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)

  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)

The Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle (item 135812) includes

  • Stamp a Tag Kit

  • Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)

  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

Tag It Bundles are only available through November 19.

Is this crazy savings or what!  I know there is a lot going on at Stampin’ Up! and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  I’m here to help you with your stamping and scrapbooking needs.

Have a most awesome Wednesday!

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Hello my stampin’ friends!

Today’s card share is one of the most requested type of cards that I get … Masculine!  We’re all looking for “guy” card ideas.  I’m keeping it simple because most guys don’t like all that “fu-fu” stuff on their cards anyway.  And … it makes it making the card easier for you.


Let’s begin with the Designer Series Paper … I chose the “Sweater Weather” from the Holiday Mini catalog.  Most people would probably use the “Chocolate Chip” cardstock which coordinates with the designer paper, but I wanted to highlight the designer paper more by using the “Early Espresso”.  Besides, I love the Early Espresso!

I used “Teeny Tiny Wishes”  on page 44 of our annual catalog for my birthday greeting … I use this one a lot when I want to stamp in small places.  Works great with the Word Window punch or the Oval punch.

Don’t recognize the deer?   Well ……………… I found it in a Christmas stamp set!  The deer comes from Warmth & Wonder (same stamp set I got the greeting from yesterday).  It is a Hostess set and is found in the Holiday catalog.  There’s lots of deer hunters in Wisconsin, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong!

I sponged the Crumb Cake with Early espresso to create some dimension, then I added more by using the stampin’ dimensionals to pop up the deer piece and the mat.


I just love the “Burlap Ribbon” from the Holiday catalog.  It add so much texture to the card and looks good on a guy card!

Now … how simple was this card to make.  Even though I used a Christmas stamp set, I wanted to give you a couple days away from Christmas.  Time to reel it in …  Let’s just enjoy the autumn for a while.

Enjoy your day!

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“You’re In My Thoughts” card and more …

Hello stampin’ friends …

Today is our last day to order any of the 25 pre-selected stamp sets at a 25% discount.  I will be sharing several cards with you from some the stamp sets in this list, so the post is a bit longer than usual, but you will want to stick around for the  a “featured stamp set” …. A Dozen Thoughts.  I have created a special card for you today with this very versatile greeting stamp set.


Let’s begin with my “Best Friend” card from the Label Love stamp set.  This card also features 3 of the new In-Colors: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, and Coastal Cabana.

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Next I have 2 birthday cards that I created when the Apothecary Art stamp set first came out.  The second card with the “Cherry Cobbler” background was created with the left-over piece of card stock from cutting the mat for the first card.  Ahhh … we stampers let nothing go to waste.

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“For You” card featuring the “Gorgeous Grunge” Stamp Set:000_0176

Gorgeous Grunge!!! page 109 / Clear – 130517 $13.46 / Wood – 130514 $18.71


How am I doing so far?

Are yo ready for another sample?  Ok … my next card is from the “Gently Falling” stamp set.  This is one of the cards that my technique club made last year when they learned the “Faux Tile” technique.


Gently Falling  – pg 65 / Clear – 123804 $21.71 /  Wood –128430  $29.96


Ok … I think it’s time to share my featured card / stamp set …  First the stamp set!

A Dozen Thoughts – pg 59 / Clear – 131059 $14.21 / Wood – 131056 $20.21


Now the card … Simple but pretty.


I began with Very Vanilla cardstock, and the “Birthday Basics” Designer Series Paper.  I thought this pattern was cute for a simple style of card.

Next, I stamped the “You’re in my Thoughts” greeting onto the cardstock … yes stamped, before I ran it through the Bigshot with the “Stripes” Folder.  Just make sure your ink is dry before putting it into your folder.  If it does get ink on it, just be sure to clean off the folder before your run another one through.

The flowers were created with the “Pansy” punch… punch 2 flowers.  The bottom flower is curled under and the top flowers petals are curled up.  You can use a bone folder to curl or a pencil.  There are dimensionals between the two punched flowers and to pop it off the card.

I chose the “Very Vintage Designer Buttons” for the center of my flower.  There are three different styles in the buttons, I used one of the two 3/4″ buttons.  I wanted to thread something through the holes of the button, but didn’t like the Bakers twine because it is white, and I was working with vanilla.


So… yesterday I told you how easy the Seam Binding is to use, so not only did I use it for my bow, I threaded it through the button.  If you make a nice pointy end on your seam binding, it will pull through nicely.  I then just cut off the edges and secure the ribbon to the button, and the button to the flower with the “sticky strip”… it holds awesome!


Any words that are highlighted in pink, will take you to my on-line store to view or purchase … just click on them.

If you would like to view the entire list of 25 stamp sets on sale at 25% OFF, click directly on the flyer below


While I have you here… I wanted to share that the opportunity to purchase select single markers (including the new color kit) will end on October 31st.  Here is the list …


Please let me know if you have any questions or need help.

Have an awesome day!

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Warmth & Wonderful Christmas Greetings …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  I have another Christmas card to share with you today.  I guess my mind is just on Christmas these days … I’ve been placing candy orders at work (for Christmas) and I’m preparing for my Holiday Retreat at home, so … Christmas, Christmas, Christmas.  I don’t mind, it’s quite fun.

I did however have a bit of a break today as our town celebrated Trick or Treat.  I had an Alien invasion … and he brought his kitty along!  lol …  It is my youngest grandson Isaiah and his sister, Hailey.


Here is my little alien revealed… A bit of a shock for Hailey I see!  Makes for good scrapbooking captions, doesn’t it!!


We didn’t have too many trick or treaters, so as I was busy designing cards (Eileen was cutting) … I set the bowl of candy out and let them have fun!  To my surprise, there was still candy remaining in the bowl.

Now … on to today’s card share.  It is a simple card but heck, when you have to make a bunch of cards, simple is the way to go.

I started with a Whisper White base, then embossed the next layer of Whisper White with the “Northern Flurry” Embossing Folder.  I love the way layering white on white looks.


Believe it or not, the strip of designer paper was a scrap piece left from my club cards this month.  It comes from the “Season of Style” paper pack in the Holiday Catalog.

I then topped off the designer paper with the “Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding” … this is one of my favorites for ribbon.  The seam binding lays nicely and ties so easily.  One tip though … when tying your bow, don’t pull from the ends because it frays easily, grab it closer to the knot.

I looked around a bit for a greeting that I thought would like nice with this card… then I found it in the “Warmth and Wonder” stamp set.  This is a Hostess set from the Holiday catalog.


You can your “Warmth & Wonder” Stamp set for free with qualifying sales / order of $150 or more.


Ask me how you can do an on-line party ( then we’ll get you this set and more for free!  We all need supplies for our Christmas cards, so get in touch with your friends and let’s get together!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






Warmth & Wonder – WOOD



Warmth & Wonder – CLEAR



Northern Flurry Emboss Folder



Season of Style Paper Pack



Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Merry Little Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s card share is a simple holiday wish.  I love using the new foil sheets in the Holiday catalog …

I began with the idea of embossing the “Foil sheets” on page 28 of the Holiday Catalog, I chose the silver.  The foil sheets are thicker than paper, but not as thick as cardstock… so they are very easy to use.


Not really sure why I chose the color Real Red to go with my card … I guess it just called out to me.  However, this simple pattern could be repeated with any of our beautiful colors as well.

My emboss folder of choice was the new “Stylish Stripes” – pg. 22 of the Holiday catalog.  Don’t you just love the simplicity of this embossing folder and the way the stripes run, it just emulates Christmas.  It gives it a classy look done in the silver foil.

Once my silver foil sheet was embossed, I searched for a greeting.  I wanted something that expressed just a bit more than Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays … so I chose the “Merry Little Christmas” stamp set on page 27 of the Holiday catalog.  Stamped it in Real Read onto Whisper White cardstock …. Hmmm, I needed something to tie these together with the foil.


Then it hit me … wrap the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine “into” the grooves of the Stylish Stripes embossing folder!  Genius!  OK … well maybe I’m not a genius, and it could possibly have been done before, but I thought it looked really cool!   I love the “candy stripe” look that it adds, especially with the silver.  Who say’s you can’t be fun and classy  at the same time!

To finish it off, I tied a little bow and secured it to the greeting, then popped my greeting up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … I’d love to hear what YOU think.

Have a simply awesome day!

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25% OFF 25 STAMP SETS… Samples included!

Hello stampin’ friends …

Don’t you just love it when Stampin’ Up! rolls out another fabulous promotion?  Well, they’ve got another one!  We’ve been celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary all year-long.  It started with an amazing Sale-a-Bration with Silver Glimmer Paper.  Then they introduced the Best of 25, a monthly limited-edition collection of stamps from the last 25 years.  This month … hostesses earn an additional $25 of hostess rewards on orders greater than $250.   Those are all great, right … well,  this new promotion will knock your socks off!


From now through Monday (October 28), Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25% discount on 25 pre-selected stamp sets.  Can it get any better!  They are some of our “hottest” stamp sets which includes, fabulous greeting sets, beautiful holiday sets, alphabet and single stamp sets.  I have the link below for you to view the entire list of 25 stamp sets. I’m making my list up right now … how about you?

I want to share samples from a few of my favorite stamp sets that are included in this promotion …

Label Love –


Apothecary Art –


Morning Post Alphabet –


If you click on the title of the stamp set … it will take you directly to that stamp set.

If you would like to view the entire list of 25 stamp sets on sale at 25% OFF, click directly on the flyer below …


Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to order … I’m here to help.  You may also order directly from my On-line Store 24/7 … however, this sale ends October 28th.

Have an awesome Wednesday!

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