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About Sue

I am an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator with over 10 years experience. I am addicted to rubber stamping, paper crafting in general, and digital paper crafting using My Digital Studio software. I thrive on sharing this experience and knowledge with others through classes and workshops.

How to Make Multiple Cards Efficiently

It’s time to get started on making your Christmas cards and you have at least 50 you want to send to family and friends. How can you get them created as quickly as possible. I have a few hints for you.

  • Choose a fairly easy design, especially a clean and simple one with a lot of space that has nothing in it except for maybe some dry embossing or designer series paper for the background and a fairly simple focal point.
  • Cut all your card bases at one time.
  • Stamp all your images at one time and then color them and cut them out at one time.
  • Do all the scoring you need at one time.
  • Cut out any die-cuts at one time.
  • Gather any embellishments and have them on hand.
  • Tie all the bows you will need at one time.
  • Then proceed to assemble the cards doing the same step on all the cards and then do the next step on all the cards.

The photo above shows these steps except that this particular card is not a Clean and Simple card. But the steps taken are the same. On the left are the card bases cut and scored. In the middle are all the images stamped and ready to be colored and fussy cut. The greeting has been stamped and will be diecut. As you can see, I have already die-cut two sets of dragonflies. When the pieces are all put together, I will have 15 of this beautiful wiper card created for a swap. I hope this helps you take some of the stress out of making multiple copies of a card.

Wiper card created with Detailed Dragonfly thinlits and Swan Lake stamp set

Order Stampin’ Blends Beginning Nov 1!

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Whoohoo! Stampin’ Up! just announced that customers can begin ordering the Stampin’ Blends November 1st. These are alcohol markers in Stampin’ Up! exclusive colors. Unlike Copic markers, you don’t have to be a color scientist to create beautiful works of art with the Stampin’ Blends. You already are familiar with the colors and know what colors go well together. To simplify things, the Blends come in a light and dark version of each color offered. They are similar to the Stampin’ Blendabilities which were pulled from the market due to manufacturing design issues but these Blends have been tested more thoroughly and the design of the pens revamped to correct the pitfalls of the Blendabilities. Another benefit of these Blends is that the price of each color has been reduced from the price the Blendabilities were. Check out the video below.

The colors being offered at this time are

  • Night of Navy
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Pool Party
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Calypso Coral
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Old Olive
  • Smoky Slate
  • Crumb Cake
  • Bronze
  • Ivory
  • Color Lifter

Stampin’ Blends Here for Demos Only

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What are Stampin’ Blends? They are new and improved alcohol markers in some of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors. After much research and testing, they are being release to demonstrators only for purchase. At a later date once demonstrators have used them a while, they will also be available to customers. The thing is though, you need to be a demonstrator and order these by the end of tomorrow. They can be included in your demonstrator starter kit. If you have been thinking about becoming a demonstrator to grow your own business or to just be able to order for yourself at a discount, I’d love to have you join me in this exciting journey. Click on the image above for more information and to sign up. I’ll give you as much support or as little as you want in this journey.

Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin Today!

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Why you ask? Because you have to be signed up by the 10th of October to receive October’s Paper Pumpkin. And why do I want to get it? Watch this video to find out!

If you are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, by subscribing you will receive a box in the mail with all the supplies you need except for scissors and adhesive to put together cute/beautiful/quick projects. The estimated time for each project is about 30 min and the box includes a detailed picture tutorial for the project. There are usually extra pieces left over for you to use on your own creations. The ink and stamp set are included with the project. You can postpone a month or drop at any time as long as you have done so by the 10th of the month. Now is a great time to join since time for crafting becomes scarce as the holiday preparations begin. To subscribe click this link and choose me as your demonstrator if you don’t already have one. https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/

Today is last day to save 15%

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Today is the last day to save 15% on selected stamp sets and the note card/envelopes in the World Card Making Day sale. The Fast Fuze sold out last week but Stampin’ Up! promises to have another sale on it when there is sufficient inventory again. Stay tuned for an announcement on that. The stamp sets that are on sale coordinate with the designer series papers that are included in the October dsp sale. Check out the list of stamps and the note cards below and then place your order today. Use the October host code and receive a gift from me.

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Only 4 hours left!

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You have only 4 hours left to subscribe to my mailing list! If you get subscribed by 1 pm today, you will start receiving an exclusive Christmas project tutorial each Wednesday of the 12 weeks before Christmas. It is my annual Christmas gift for my subscribers. However, only my subscribers will get these special emails. Fill out the box to the right right now so you won’t miss a single project!

Less Than 24 hours Left to Subscribe!

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Have you started your Christmas stamping yet? Do you love and collect stamping tutorials? Then you will enjoy my 12 Weeks of Christmas gift where you get a unique tutorial for making a Christmas card, gift, or wrap on the 12 Wednesdays before Christmas. But…you have to be a subscriber to my newsletter to receive this gift. You have to be subscribed by 1 pm Pacific time tomorrow to receive the first project. Fill out the form on the right right now while you are thinking about it. Procrastinating will cause you to lose out!

Check out these October Specials!

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Oh my goodness! There are three Stampin’ Up! specials for you in October! The first one is this World Card Making Day special. World Card Making Day is being observed October 7th. I am not planning an event on Oct. 7th but you can take advantage of the discount on these select stamp sets. They are listed below and their coordinating designer series papers.

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While the coordinating designer series papers are not on sale, they are part of this Designer Series Paper Sale.

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These are the papers included in this sale:

list of dsp on sale

And if that is not enough happening in October, check out this Merry Patterns host special!

Merry Patterns Host Special

For more details on these October Specials visit my online store or contact me. Stock up on Fast Fuse and your favorite designer series papers (you can buy multiple quantities of each design) and earn an exclusive host stamp set Merry Patterns while stocking up! October is definitely a winning month!

Excitement is in the Air!

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I love Christmas and I love giving gifts to my family and friends. It is only 1 week until I will begin my 12 Weeks of Christmas gift-giving to my subscribers on my mailing list. Each Wednesday from October through the week before Christmas I will be posting a really cool project  — either a card, a gift to make, or a wrap/tag project. The thing is…you have to be on my mailing list to receive these weekly gifts. Before you forget, sign up by filling out the form in the upper right corner on this page. You will LOVE the projects I have chosen for you! I look forward to having you join me! Feel free to share this with your friends and get them to join as well.

Awesome Limited-Time Host Promotion

Merry Patterns Samples‘These are just some of the wonderful cards you can make with the Merry Patterns stamp set that is a free exclusive Host set. How do you get this set? By hosting a workshop of $300 or more in product sold. That’s all! Check out this video by Stampin’ Up! and then contact me to see how you can host a workshop. (It doesn’t have to be a real-time workshop in the Skagit Valley!)September Host Code

Z2CTPN2C Don’t use if your total is $150 or more