Online Extravaganza November 20-26

Stampin' Up! is rolling out the Online Extravaganza, it's version of Black Friday that lasts all week! 



Save 20% on many stamp sets during the 24-Hour Flash Sale beginning at 12 am MT November 20 and ending at 11:59 MT.  Here is a list of those stamp sets available during the Flash Sale


While those are the stamp sets available during the Flash Sale, there are many other items available during the entire sale.  Check out the list   Save up to 50% on ribbons, twine, embellishments, dies, punches, embossing folders, Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits (those do not have the stamp set included), Stampin' Write markers, and Watercolor pencils!

There will be another Flash Sale on the last day but those items haven't been announced yet so check back!

When you make a purchase of under $150, please be sure to use the Host code to be entered to win all sorts of prizes from me!

This is a great time to stock up and perhaps purchase a holiday gift for someone on your gift list!

Game Changer from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! is releasing a new tool called the Stamparatus that will be a game changer for stamping!  This is soooo amazing!  And you can reserve your copy tomorrow, November 16 beginning at 2 pm MT!


All the pieces:                                                                      the back with cubbies for the bar magnets:                        



With removable platforms you get 4 platforms to hold stamps, you can easily make multiples of cards as well as make mulitple images on a card front by moving the platforms down a notch.  Suitable for both clear mount and photopolymer stamps, it comes with a foam insert for your photopolymer stamps.  Since it is open-sided on two sides, you can now stamp on any size paper!  Wonderful if you scrapbook!  At a cost of $49, it's a bargain!  You'll be able to line up your stamps, stamp over and over to get a sharp image (without halos or shadows), and save money and time on no longer wasting card stock because of mistakes!  You can now easily use 2-step, 3-step and 4-step stamping with ease!

Want some more information?   click here

Wondering about the ordering process?  click here to see how.  You'll reserve your copy with a credit card but not be charged until the item comes in.  When the stamparatus comes into the warehouse, Stampin' Up! will email you that they are in and you can then place it on an order.  Since these won't be available to put on an order until after the first of the year, you can add something else to your order and qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item too!

To reserve your copy, go to my store and click on Stamparatus!  Starts at 2 PM MT (that's 3 PM Central, 4 PM Eastern and 1 PM Pacific)


Happy Stamping!

Stampin' Blends Available NOW

Do you like to color?  Remember coloring with markers and all those streaks?  Now you can color and easily blend out all those marks!  The Stampin' Blends are wonderful and blend so easily!  They come in Stampin' Up! colors and you get a light and a dark marker to blend together.  There are 12 colors plus a bronze and an ivory for creating skin tones.  There is also a color lifter to lighten up areas and to even remove any boo-boos.  The markers come individually, the two color combo set or you can purchase the entire set!  Shop for these markers at


There is also a Color Me Happy kit

and a stamp set (both clear mount and wood mount). 

These also come in a bundle for $39.50


If you are interested in getting this kit or bundle, don't delay.  They are in limited numbers and Stampin' Up! says they are "as supplies last".  There are so many stamp sets in the catalog that can easily be colored too!  And don't forget about the  Just Add Color Designer Series Paper ($13)

  Just a reminder that these are alcohol markers.  You will need to use a dye ink to stamp first so that they don't bleed.  You can use Memento or any other dye ink (most of our stamp pads are dye ink pads).  And because they are alcohol markers, they will bleed to the back so protect your craft space and use your image on top of other cardstock.

Have fun and Happy Stamping!


Sales Promotions Ending Today

Today is the final day to order your pretty Designer Series Papers (both 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 paper stacks) to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale.  


I know I sometimes have problems cutting into the beautiful papers and want to hoard them.  But with this sale, you don't have to hoard or have problems cutting into them.  At these prices, you'll want to use them!  There are some wonderful One Sheet Wonder templates out there that show you how to make up to 15 cards per one sheet of paper.  Here are the papers that are on sale.  


I have been using a lot of these papers in my card classes lately and in my Christmas cards!

You can shop for these at

Also ending is the exclusive Merry Pattens Host stamp set.    With every $300 order you will receive this stamp set absolutely FREE.  You don't have to add it to your order or anything else.  Stampin' Up! will add this to your order AND you still get your Stampin' Rewards of at least 12%!  What a great deal!

I haven't made any cards yet with this stamp set but have plans to do so this week.  I've just been too busy.  I think those candles will make lovely birthday cards too!  And that deer in the sweater will be great for Christmas cards!

Don't miss out on these great deals!


Painted Harvest Birthday Card

This is the third of my October class cards.  I really love the versatility of the Painted Harvest stamp set and the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (one of the papers available in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale which ends on October 31.


This card is perfect for all those late summer/early fall birthdays!  Want all the details and printable instructions?  Check them out here

My Christmas Stamp-a-Stack is tomorrow.  Wish you could be there!  It's going to be so much fun!  I'll be sharing those cards with you in the next few days.


Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Paper

Merry Patterns exclusive Host Stamp Set--Place an order of $300 or more and receive this stamp set absolutely free in addition to your stampin' rewards!


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1-5--TAGS, BAGS & MORE--We'll be preparing for Christmas by making gift tags, stamping some gift bags, and making money/giftcard holders.  Cost is $30 or FREE with a $40 order.  Please reserve your place by November 16.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1-5--We'll continue the preparations for Christmas by making some holiday gifts!  We'll be stamping on candles and coasters and making some other gifts.  Cost is $35 or FREE with a $45 order.  I need your reservations by December 6 to make sure I have enough products for you.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 1-5--Regular card class making 6 cards of 3 designs featuring new stamp sets in the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs.  Cost is $25 or FREE with a $35 order.  Please let me know if you will be coming by January 10.

NEW HOST CODE-  Please use if your order is below $150 and you'll be entered to win host prizes for that month!



Happy Stamping!



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Carols of Christmas Eclipse Card

Here is the second of the cards we made at my October class.  I wanted to get in on the eclipse card idea that is sweeping Facebook.


Here is a side view


And the inside using the Card Front Builder Dies


Want instructions and all the details?  Click here.  There are many ways to create these eclipse cards--I used the method of multiple die cuts glued together to raise them up but many lift up the letters using foam strips.  Whatever works best for you is fine.

Now for my class I changed things up a bit as I didn't really like the way the card front turned out.  I moved the sentiment to the middle and bracketed it by the holly and berries.  I like the symmetry much better.

Current Promotions:

The Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer paper sale.  This runs until the end of the month so you have just 2 weeks left to take advantage of this sale.  Shop at


The Merry Patterns Stamp Set.  Grab some friends, add your purchases together and get this exclusive host set with a $300 order.  Or simply place your own order for $300 and you'll receive this stamp set FREE as well as receiving the Stampin' Rewards for your order.  Nothing else to do--it will be added to your order automatically!



Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 28, 11-6 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  For $40 you'll be making 15 cards of 3-5 designs.  OR get the class for FREE with a $60 order!  Learn some fun techniques!  Let me do all the prep work and clean-up!  Get a great start on your Christmas cards!  Please RSVP by October 25.

Sunday, November 19, 1-5 Tags, Bags and More.  Cost is $30 or FREE with $40 purchase.  We'll be making Christmas gift tags, stamping some gift bags, and making giftcard/money holders.  RSVP by November 16 please.

Sunday, December 10, 1-5 Gifts Galore!  At a cost of $35 or FREE with a $45 purchase, we be stamping on candles, making coasters, and more items suitable for gift giving.  I will need your reservation no later than December 6 so that I can purchase the supplies needed.

As always, all events are held in my craft room down the driveway at 208 Arrowfeather Dr.  and if you bring someone new you'll both receive gifts from me.


Placing an order?  If it's under $150, please use my current host code (even though it says it ends October 21, I am running this until the 28th).  You'll then be entered to win host prizes from me.



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Quilt Builder Die Birthday Card

Yesterday I held my October class where we created 3 different cards.  The first card we made is the Quilt Builder Birthday Card.  (I'd like to thank Dawn Thomas for her inspiration for this card).


This was a really fun card to make.  Another plus is that you cut out 3 different "quilts" so you can mix them up and make 2 additional cards!  It looks difficult but it's really not--it's like doing a jigsaw puzzle!

Want all the details and printable instructions?  Click here

Don't forget about these promotions ongoing now until the end of the month:





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Coordinating Paper Pumpkin Kits

Today is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin if you want to get the coordinating October and November kits!  These are Christmas kits (but Stampin' Up! says they can be used for other events if you don't celebrate Christmas).  And although they coordinate, they do stand alone.  Subscribe by 11:50 PM MT today if you want to get the October kit!  Get yours by clicking on the Monthly Kit tab above or using this link.



One of the perks of subscribing is access to all available past kits.  And there are loads of alternative ideas available on Pinterest or Facebook if you don't like what the kit directs you to make.

You can also purchase kits through my online store.  By purchasing 6 months or 12 months at a time, you also save on the cost of the kits!  Shop at to purchase prepaid kits.  Stampin' Up! will send you an activation code when you purchase prepaid kits.  You will then have to go to to activate your account.  Make sure you do it immediately so that you can get the kit currently being sent out.  The cut off date every month is the 10th so make sure you activate by the 10th!  And if you have any problems, don't hesitate to contact me for assistance!  You can email me at  and I will be happy to help you out!