Free shipping Wednesday Dec 11th!

Well this is exciting! Stampin’ Up is giving us FREE shipping on all orders $50 or more!

Just one day, Wednesday Dec 11th-

On the personal front, I’m still in the hospital but I had 2 drains put in yesterday for helping battle the infection and seems to be helping. Phone call orders would be difficult for me with all the nurses coming in and out all the time however I feel well enough for email orders if you’d rather not order online. I do miss our regular chats for those that call in orders ūüôā


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Sales Period: December 3, 2019‚ÄďJanuary 2, 2020

Year End Close OUT PDF
Year End Close Out EXCEL (sortable)

My favorite way to shop is visually!
Go here to my store and shop by the 2 major categories:

(Only online orders for me, sadly – I cannot take email or phone orders this month – I’m in the hospital with 2 complicated surgeries and a hard recovery ahead.¬† see details at bottom of post)

BTW, Holiday Catalog Carrying over next year…..These are reported to be coming BACK into next years Holiday catalog, so just a heads up if it’s useful information:

Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (item 150705)

Christmas Countdown Project Kit (item 150703)

Please note: The coordinating Christmas Countdown Stamp Set (item 151833) will not carry over.

Jingle Bells Embellishments (item 149598)

Snowflake Sequins Embellishments (item 150443)

Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150444)

Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (item 150432)

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150429)

Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set (item 150464)

Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack (item 150647)

Merry Moose Stamp Set (item 150494)

Moose Punch (item 150652)

Gather Together Stamp Set (item 150589)

Gathered Leaves Dies (item 150662)

The Complete Carry Over Accessories/Paper List can be seen HERE.


Now the PERSONAL¬† update –¬† I think most of you know a little about my surgeries and complications. I’m still here in the hospital, lots of pain and challenges but I’ll explain a bit here to wrap up from the parts and pieces of my Stamping School Facebook Page, too.¬† Last July-ish I did my part to do the annual colonoscopy, which showed I had a 3 inch or so diploma attached in there.¬† It didn’t appear to be cancerous but had to come out since it was stopping the way.¬†¬† The only way it comes out if the Dr. takes about the large colon, throws that out, re-attaches the small intestine and snaps the magic fingers and all works again.

But it didn’t.¬† 2 days later it was evident there was a leak, that the repair patch hadn’t worked.¬† The scar tissue from 25 years ago hysterectomy came back to get me.¬† So I went back in to surgery, tore it all apart and tried to repair but we are still in process.¬†¬†¬† Lots of pain, water that needs to come off legs lungs and heart and did I say pain??¬† So i’ll be focusing on doing my part to keep going here.¬† I won’t be blogging much (or If I do, friends may help me)¬† and if you need orders placed, I’m afraid it will have to placed online HERE while I’m in hospital.

I love to give ordering gifts as you know but I cannot promise to get them out as timely this month – I don’t know when I even get to come home yet.
thank you for supporting me with your prayers, thoughts and good vibes!


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15% Off Select Card Stock and Ink Pads for 3 days!

Save 15% on select card stock and ink pads for THREE Days, Nov 20, 21 & 22!

You can download the flyer HERE to see all the items on sale

The packs of card stock on sale are about $1.30 off the regular price.  Ink pads would be around $1.12 off.  So that savings really adds up when you stock up!

There are also 8 stamp set bundles on sale for an extra 5% off
(stamp bundles are already 10% off when purchased together so this is an extra bit more)

Nov 20-22 take an extra 5% off these ink pad collections:


I’ll be taking phone/email orders only Wednesday, Nov 20th.
I’ll be having some surgery on Nov 21st and will be staying in the hospital a few days so I won’t be checking emails or my phone.
If you want to place an order after the 20th,
you can order direct from my online store at 
and click on Shop Now

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Christmas Rose Upcycled Bottles

We recently had a craft day in our neighborhood and we painted some bottles.
(Not sure why we all had so many empty wine and mead bottles:)
I threw some acrylic paint, gloves, Mod Podge and a hot glue gun in my bag and at the last minute grabbed some of the Christmas Rose designer paper.

My friend Jan has already spray painted this bottle with a cream speckled paint:

I cut out some of the flowers from the paper
and glued them on with the Mod Podge.

After adhering all the flowers, I lightly brushed some gold shimmer paint in long strokes over the whole bottle. I hot glued the twine, leaves and pine cones to make it more festive|
(thank you, Cathy for the pine cones!)

I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it, the vintage look can be a hit or miss with me but in the end I like how it came out!

If you are feeling crafty today, check your designer paper scraps and the recycle bin
and see what you can create!

The Christmas Rose suite of products is available until the end of November
(you can see them all in my store HERE)

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New Christmas Rose Suite and New Trimmer starts today …

Since we had to retire our last trimmer, we are happy to announce a new trimmer will be taking it’s place!¬† The biggest difference is a 3x larger blade, which cuts like a dream.
Starting today, the new trimmer is available and the replacement blades will be available in January.

#152932  $25

For those that purchase the trimmer from me,
I’ll mail 2 free blades in January when they become available!

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2‚ÄĚ (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.

This great suite of holiday products is available today!
Nov 1st – Nov 30th, while supplies last.
There are lots of options, just a few items or the whole suite.

Click HERE to view the PDF Flyer

Christmas Rose Bundle, stamps and dies  #153944   $61
(or just the stamp set, $38)

Christmastime is Here Specialty designer paper
12 sheets, 12×12
#152154  $14.50
This paper is gorgeous!  Gold foil accents on each design
and pretty color palette of Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow.

Gold Glitter Enamel Dots #152155  $8.00
and 1/4″ shimmer gold satin ribbon #152156¬† $7 for 10 yds.

Charming Rose Bracelet  #152159 $22
gold tone, has a Stampin’ Up logo charm along with a Rose charm, in a sweet gift box.

or you can get the whole suite in one easy item number!
$153947  $112.50

Here are some projects made with this new suite:

If you are interested in getting some of this suite or all of it, get in touch with me or order online here.¬† I hope they have plenty to last all November but I’m not sure since they say ‘while supplies last’!


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Video: Holiday Card Swaps

Some of my Florida team of demonstrators got together recently for a shoebox swap to make holiday cards. A shoebox swap is where each person cuts and preps 10 cards for example, all the same design. The boxes can all be set out and each person assembles one of each card, taking home 10 completed cards.
It’s a fun event and they surprised me by sending me one of each card,
so I’m sharing with you!
(My video cut a little short at the end but thank you
to each of my team who shared their cards with me! )

Note – I’m posting with a new format for video
so if you can’t see it or have troubles, let me know

Coming Soon!

November 1st- November 30th (while supplies last)

You can download/view the flyer HERE

and if you’d like to see the Stampin’ Up video
from the home office showing all the suite, see below:

I hope you found some inspiration like I did
and you find time to stamp a little today, too!


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24 Hour Flash Sale October 23rd!

October 23 is the big day! For 24-HOURS ONLY, we can save 15% on over 50 annual catalog stamp sets!

To view/print the flyer click HERE

I know some of you like to shop visually, so here are the quick thumbnails.  Each one will go to the store if you click on it,  for more information:

(and there are some holiday stamp sets from the annual catalog, also!)

Birch Cling Stamp


You can email me or call your orders in to me early
and I’ll put them in first thing on the 23rd!

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