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photo announcing the 12 Weeks of Christmas

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.

list of stamp sets on sale

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!

photo announcing the 12 Weeks of Christmas

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

Spooky Night Suite Card

Halloween card using theSpooky Cat bundle and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper

I am not particularly fond of Halloween nor am I a cat lady but this cat punch which is part of the Spooky Cat Bundle has so many possibilities outside of Halloween, that I had to get the bundle. Besides, the punch exactly fits the cats in the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, a win/win situation!

This card came together in about 10 minutes and would be a great one to make multiples of to send to your family and friends. I stamped the cat-shaped words onto Smoky Slate cardstock and punched it out with the Cat Punch. I fussy cut one of the hats from one of the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper patterns, die cut a circle from one of the other patterns, and used a Stitched Shape circle die to cut a circle from Very Vanilla cardstock. The greeting is from the stamp set.

To order the supplies you need to create this card, just click on the images below to be taken to their place in my onliine store. If you enter this host code Z2CTPN2C in the lower left corner of your order screen, I will send you a gift. If your order is $150 or more, don’t use the code as you will be your own host.

The 2017 Holiday Catalog Is Live!

photo of front of 2017 Holiday catalog

September 1st was the beginning of the 2017 Holiday Catalog sales period and I am so excited to share with you some of the many very cool stamps, papers, and accessories to be found between the covers of this catalog. You can download it here or better yet contact me so I can send you a free catalog for you to hold in your hands and pour over until it gets dog-eared. This video by Stampin’ Up! will give you a peek at some of the products. Check it out!

Let the Holiday Stamping Begin!

Christmas card created with Card Front Builder Thinlits, Starlight Framelits, and Star of Light stamp set

As a demonstrator, I was able to preorder stamp sets and supplies from the 2017 Holiday catalog. I finally finished a scrapbook of our granddaughter’s four years of college and am now able to begin making cards for the upcoming holidays.

The card pictured above is one of the cards we made in my August Christmas Card Class. If you missed the class, you will be able to join us on September 17th at 2 pm for the September class. We will also have one in October and November. Be sure to watch for the dates of those classes.

Do you notice the subtle sparkle in the swirl of stars? I mixed gold embossing powder and gold glitter in about a 50/50 amount. When embossing this mixture, it takes a little longer because the glitter deflects some of the heat away from the embossing powder. I positively am in love with the tree dies from the Card Front Builder Thinlits. The thinlits are bundled with the Carols of Christmas stamp set for a 10% savings. I hand cut the slope of the snow from Shimmer paper.

To order the supplies I used for this card, click on the images below to be taken to their location in my online store.

Reminder to Use Your July Bonuses by Aug 31st

Time to Redeem!

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If you spent $50 or more on Stampin’ Up! supplies in July, you have until August 31st to redeem those coupons. Stampin’ Up! would have sent you an email in July with a $5 coupon code number  for each $50 you spent in product to use on any purchase in August. Unfortunately, if you lost that email, I can’t help you get the code back.

Getting Ready!

Sue holding the holiday catalog

Yep, I have a copy of the upcoming 2017 Holiday catalog. Actually I have lots of copies of it and am ready to give them away. How else would you know about all the exciting new stamps,thinlits, designer series papers, and embellishments Stampin’ Up! has selected for us to enhance our fall and winter creativity. You know you need your own copy to pour over, mark-up, and purchase from! So if you don’t already have a demonstrator that feeds your rubber addiction, email me your address and phone number and I’ll get one into the mail for you. I’d love to be your source of your stamping supplies and inspiration.

But hurry, you will be able to order from the catalog September 1st and Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are coming faster than we think. It’s time to get stamping for those holidays!