It’s Sale Time


Hello my sweet dumplings as I explained in my  hastily added post yesterday Stampin’ Up is having a (insert trumpet salute here) Three Day Online Extravaganza. Selected items in three groups, Paper & Embellishments; Stamps & Kits; and Tools and Ink will be available at 10% off. It’s like getting free shipping, cost wise. Over the three days nearly every item in the Annual catalog will be on sale for 10% off its regular price. Sweetnesses remember that Miss Hammie said nearly, so there will be some exclusions. I told you it was an extravaganza and to me 10% off nearly all the items is an extravaganza. I’m listing a direct link to the items being sold today via my online store. This the day to pick up that paper or those embellishments you wanted for those cards or the pages of those memory books you making as gifts. My suggestions for simple traditional holiday cards would be Whisper White, Garden Green and Real Red or Cherry Cobbler cardstock. When ordering paper the question is always “How much should I order?”. Remember you can make two standard size (51/2 in. X 41/4in.) from one piece of cardstock. Don’t forget a roll of coordinating ribbon or some other embellishment. It never hurts to add a little sparkle.

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Feeling Fine

Happy fantastic Friday my sweet dumplings. I woke up today and I finally felt like stamping. I had a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and a pattern from the Tutti-Frutti dsp on my crafting table and I felt like doing more than ignoring it for once this week. I had pulled a piece of Real Red cardstock on Wednesday thinking that might get me in a crafting mood, but it didn’t. Well today looking at it the pieces just clicked. So I pulled my ink and stamp set off the shelf and got to work. Here’s the resulting card.

08886561-8B4A-438B-9CC9-EFC746739650I have a Real Red card base that 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”. I layered a 5”x 3 3/4” piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with a 4 3/4” x 3 1/2” piece of Tutti-Frutti dsp. That attached to the card base with Stampin Dimensionals. Then I used the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock. I stamped my sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink. The sentiment, the bowl and the strawberries are all from the Fruit Basket stamp set. I stamped the bowl using Basic Black Ink onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and fussy cut it out. I used the strawberry mini-punch to punch out the strawberries that I stamped in Real Red with a Lemon Lime Twist stem. I used Snail to adhere the bowl and Tombow Multi-purpose Glue to adhere the strawberries. I think you’ll like this card as much as I do.


I’ve shown you how awesome Paper Pumpkin is and explained you can get 30 minutes of relaxing stress relieving for around $20.00/month. I’ve explained if you try it and don’t like it you can simply call or email and cancel. To sweeten the deal because it’s the 5th anniversary of Paper Pumpkin Stampin’ Up is including a special gift. What else do I need to do to get you to TRY IT ??? You need to subscribe by March 10th, that’s TOMORROW people! Don’t miss out on this extra special Paper Pumpkin kit. After March 10th if you subscribe you’ll get the April kit, while I’m sure that kit will be great, there’s no anniversary box or special gift. Come on people you spend more than $20.00/ month at Starbucks. Click the Paper Pumpkin link and subscribe and I’ll do a Facebook Live putting my kit together.


Now while the opportunity to get the special anniversary Paper Pumpkin kit ends mañana, stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st. There are two levels of exclusive stamp sets and other goodies. Place a qualifying order of $50.00 or more (but less than $100.00) and you get to pick a Level 1 gift. Place a qualifying order of $100.00 or more (but less than $150.00) and you get to pick either two Level 1 gifts or one Level 2 gift. The clock is ticking down, sooner than you think these exclusive stamp sets, kits and designer series papers will be gone. You can access both the Annual and Occasions catalogs as well as both Sale-a-Bration brochures thru my Online Store by simply clicking the link below.


C755ACBF-4B27-4EFE-B2A5-FB8EEFFB853DFinally, I’ve told you my Stampin’ Up story. I signed up as a demonstrator to get a discount on high quality products plain and simple, but got so much more. I have made friends that I never would have met otherwise. I was once part of the “But I’m not crafty” club, but Stampin’ Up has helped me discover that yes I am crafty. Not only am I crafty but I can make really beautiful projects that I’m proud to send to my friends and family.  The best thing is you can try it and if you don’t like it, you can quit with no hard feelings or obligations. For $99.00 you get to pick $125.00 worth of products. That’s right you pick what you want, there’s no pre-selected kit and you get to keep it if you decide it’s not for you. Plus during Sale-a-Bration Stampin’ Up let’s you pick two additional stamp sets as a sort of welcome gift. If you enjoy paper crafting and making home decor pieces Stampin’ Up just might be for you. Best of all if it’s not nobody is going to bug you about leaving. However here’s a fact for you to mull over while you decide. Over 90% of all Stampin’ Up demonstrators are Hobby demonstrators. They don’t hold workshops or classes. They might sell to friends that they craft with, but basically they joined because they love the products and demonstrators get them at a discount, they get to see and purchase new products before the general public does, and they get to attend special Stampin’ Up events. Sale-a-Bration is the best time to join. Take a “Test Drive” if it’s not for you, a simple email to Stampin’ Up and you’re no longer a demonstrator, but you’ve got $125.00 worth of great products plus two additional stamp sets. Take a chance there’s no way you’ll regret at least trying. Just use the Join my Team link below.

That’s it for me dumplings, now don’t forget.

1. Use the link and check out the catalogs and the Sale-a-Bration brochures via my Online store

2. Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, do it NOW. If you don’t find completing that special March anniversary kit fun, simply cancel your subscription.

3. Give serious thought to taking a “ Test Drive” as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I wasn’t sorry and I don’t think you’ll be either.

Well my sweet dumplings that’s all from me for today. Have an awesome weekend and . . .


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The November Paper Pumpkin

Miss Hammie suggested strongly that you all subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up’s monthly crafting kit. Some listened and some didn’t. Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up of the November kit. It is sooooo adorably cute, what can I say, Miss Hammie LOVES IT !!!! At this time I’m not sure if you’ll be able to purchase this kit like Stampin’ Up gave you all the opportunity to purchase the coordinating October kit which I need to point out sold out in 30 minutes. If the opportunity is offered Miss Hammie will definitely let you know. However check out this adorably cute video.