Hot Deals from Stampin’ Up!!


I about fell off my chair when I saw this year’s Extravaganza Sale items – Monday, November 24 only – How about Textured Impressions Embossing folders for $5 each, or the Gift Box Punch Board for $13.96?  Monday, December 1 only – 30% off Blendabilities Marker bundle or 15% off a Project Life bundle!  But don’t wait – these prices are good while supplies last…

November 24 – Dec 2  Have you been thinking about getting the Magnetic Platform for your Big Shot?  It’s on sale for a whopping 40% off – $23.97, regularly $39.95!  How about the Sweetheart Punch on sale for $7.98.  It’s regularly $15.95!  Ribbons, punches, Glimmer Paper, Stamp Sets, Ink Pads – there’s something wonderful for everyone…

Amazing savings await – check them all out here, then head on over to my online store to get your deals!

Really Good Greetings…

Oh, here’s that four-letter F-Word again!  FREE

Good Greetings Resized 2How would you like to earn a FREE stamp set?  From now until October 31st, when your party (or order) reaches $300 (before tax and shipping) you will receive the Good Greetings stamp set for free in addition to $50 in hostess benefits!  Sound good?  How about I sweeten the deal a little…  Book a party with me and select an additional stamp set from my retired collection as my gift to you!  Give me a call – let’s put your party on the calendar!


Happy 50th Birthday! birthday card-in-a-boxNo, it’s not my birthday today – I hit that milestone quite a while ago.  My youngest brother officially joined the over 50 club today, and it’s making me feel really old!  LOL…

Special birthdays must be celebrated with fanfare (says me…)!  Jon lives in the Boston area, and since I won’t be visiting him until September, I needed to send a birthday card that did some celebrating all on its own.  I think we can call this mission accomplished!  What do you think?

Happy, happy birthday, J!!  Can’t wait to hug you in a few weeks…

All the ingredients (except the retired Modern Medley DSP that I used) can be found in my online store – clickable links are shown below.

Have a great rest of your Monday!







Blended Bloom Pergamano Technique ClassSo, can you tell by now that I’m really liking the combination of Blackberry Bliss and Mellow Moss   er Mossy Meadow?  (Dang – I’m still having trouble with the name of this cardstock!  LOL)

This month’s Technique Lover’s Class (TLC) was Pergamano.  In centuries previous, artists used to hand sketch an image on parchment paper before etching or piercing it.  Today, we have the benefit of working with stamps to create our initial images.  Here we used the Blended Bloom stamp, heat embossed on Vellum cardstock with white embossing powder. Then using the stylus from the Simply Scored Tool and a piercing mat we ‘etched’  in the flower petals on the reverse side.  The process stretches the vellum and gives a life-like shape and a softer look to the stamped image.   Once the etching was complete, we fussy cut the flower and adhered it to the card base using a glue dot in the center of the flower.  To camouflage the glue dot on the front, we added a large pearl in the center.    Another piece of vellum was dry embossed with the scallop from the Delicate Designs pack and once again adhered with glue dots which were concealed with pearls.  The sentiment is from Blooming With Kindness and was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  This card was inspired by a similar one done by the talented Donna Centamore!

Heading off to the stamp room tomorrow to play with some of my new goodies from the Holiday Mini Catalog that I was able to bring home from Convention.  My only problem will be what to work with first – everything in there is THAT good!

Ok – gotta head out and pick up my Hubby from the train station – It’s pouring rain here (at last!)








Products used on this card are listed below – just click on a photo and you will be taken right to my online store where they can be ordered!

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