Year-End Closeout Sale Begins!

Stampin' Up! Closeout Sale image

It is that time of year when stores hold close-out sales. Stampin’ Up! has started their sale today. Some items are up to 60% off. Other items like the bundles in the Holiday catalog are on close-out but not discounted because even if they are carried over, they won’t be part of a bundle. Still other items are going to be discontinued but are not marked down. In any case, you must check out the Year-End Closeout Sale! Just click on the image to go to the sale aisle in my online store.

Bashful Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving card created with Paisley Framelits Dies

I love a challenge and challenged myself to use the Paisley Framelits dies to make seasonal cards. I used Pumpkin Pie, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla cardstock in this card.

I love the new Stitched Shapes Framelits you can now purchase. No…there are no rectangle shapes. I used a square one. My first cut had the framelit hanging over the edge of the cardstock so that just the top was cut. Then I positioned the resulting label inside the framelit near the bottom of the framelit with the excess cardstock hanging out of the framelit.

Photo showing position of Stitched Shape Square Framelit

photo of step two in posigioning Square Stitched Shapes Framelit

First cut                                                                                                       Second cut

The products I used for this card are listed below. Click on them to find them in my online store. This makes for easy peasy shopping. 🙂

You have just one week to take advantage of the 25% off of selected stamp sets that coordinate nicely with these Stitched Shape Framelits. Check them out here!

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Before you leave, would you do two things? Leave a comment below so I know you have visited and check out the wonderful and exciting Online Extravaganza going on this weekend. Just click on the image above.

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!


Online Extravaganza BannerBlack Friday starts early with Online Extravaganza happening November 21-28! Who could resist savings up to 40% and 24-hour sales with new products on the first and last day of this event? With the holiday season in full swing everyone could use a little help checking a few things off their gift list. And you don’t even have to leave the house! Check out the full details on the products being discounted during Online Extravaganza and don’t miss out on these great deals.

Stitched Shapes Framelits Now Available!

picture of Christmas card using the new Stitched Shape Framelits

I’m so excited! Stampin’ Up! is offering new framelits, Stitched Shapes, this month with a sale of selected stamp sets which are 25% off.

Notice the stitching around the tag on this package? No…it isn’t hand stitched, it was done by the die when the tag was cut out. I love, love, love it!!! These framelits will be available from November on since they will be in the next year’s annual catalog but you will want to order them now to use for your Christmas tags and cards. They add a delightful finishing touch to the project with no additional effort on your part. The selected stamp sets that were selected because they coordinate so well with the framelits are only on sale the month of November so order yours this month! The selected stamp sets are listed below. Click on the image to place your order.


Reminder and Exciting New Promotion!


Designer Series Paper Sale headerToday is the last day to take advantage of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale of Designer Series Papers offered by Stampin’ Up! Click on the image above to take advantage of this great opportunity to stock up on these beautiful papers.

AND….beginning tomorrow we can buy some exciting new layering dies! Watch this introductory video about them.

For the month of November we can also order selected stamp sets that fit these dies perfectly for 25% off.


Be sure to visit my online store tomorrow to order your choice of these stamp sets and the stitched frames.

Time Is Running Out to Subscribe

Banner for 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign

Time is running out to subscribe to my mailing list. In just four hours, the first email will be going out to my subscribers with the first of my 12 Weeks of Christmas tutorial for a darling Christmas card. This countdown is my gift to my Soggy Stamper Newsletter subscribers. Over the next 12 weeks I will be sending a weekly email with an exclusive tutorial for a Christmas card, gift, or tag/bag/wrap for you to make. This gift is just for my subscribers so sign up now. Don’t miss a single tutorial! Fill out the form on the right.

See you on the list!

12 Weeks of Christmas Begins Tomorrow!

Banner for 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign

I am excited to bring you my 12 Weeks of Christmas Craft Countdown! Beginning tomorrow I will send you an email with a tutorial for an exclusive Christmas card, gift, or wrap for you to create. The first five weeks will be cards, then three weeks of Christmas gifts to make, and finally three weeks of tags, bags, or wraps. These emails are my gift to my mailing list subscribers. The thing is that you have to be a subscriber to receive these emails. Subscribing is easy. Just fill out the form on the right.

See you on the list!

Thoughtful Branches

Note card created with Thoughtful Branches and Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies

The exclusive Thoughful Branches bundle (144328) of stamp set and matching dies is a special offer by Stampin’ Up! only during August. That means you have only two more weeks to order this very versatile and lovely set. I have been having fun playing with it the last few days. First I made a card with a hydrangea on it using Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, and Garden green colors. The greeting comes from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set (141534). This bundle of stamp set and die allows you to create a card in less than 1/2 hour, maybe even less than 15 minutes. That is…after you have chosen the colors you want to use. That part of the creative process takes me quite a while!

Then I have seen several cards where the blossoms were cut from orange cardstock and turned upside down to make a pumpkin. I wanted to do that too so cut out the blossom die from Pumpkin Pie cardstock without stamping the petals on it. That didn’t quite do it for me because I’m too much of a realist and the pumpkin would look like it had been shot full of holes. :o) So I stamped the leaves on it and made a fall tree.

Card using Thoughtful Branches to make a fall tree

i wanted to try again for a pumpkin but ended up with a beautiful fall colored shrub. :o)

Fall Thoughful Branches

This is my favorite of the three. Which do you like best? Leave your answer in a comment. Now that you see the versatility of this set, click on the images below to order your set before the end of August.

Jar of Love Shaker Card

Jar of Love Shaker Card

When the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog first arrived, I did not think I would buy the Jar of Love/Everyday Jars Thinlits bundle. But my downline, Dina Merchant, helped me see the possibilities of this bundle. Thanks, Dina!

This bundle is perfect for shaker cards and the saying “Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti” inspired me to make this card. I had also purchased the Sprinkles punch at OnStage Live and was happy to use it finally. The Foam Adhesive Strips make shaker cardmaking a snap. Check out all the stamps you get with this Jar of Love stamp set:

Jar of Love stamp set

You can order the supplies I used to make this card by clicking on the images below. They are linked to the item number in my online store.

Have you received your copy of the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog? If not, contact me! I’d love to have a conversation on how I can give you one totally free.