Simple Christmas Pines

There is so much going on at Stampin' Up these days!  There are sales, a list of carryover Holiday Items and more!  It can be a bit overwhelming, and I will try to clear things up.   I want to share a card with you before I post the current SU news.  I used the Christmas Pine stamps set and framelits, these two items are on the CARRYOVER LIST!img_0276Here is the scoop on the latest SU Close out and Carryovers!



Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you! Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Read below for information.


• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
• All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store.
• Year-end closeout items may be added to all order types:  workshop, customer, and online.
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.
Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
• High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning
January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.
Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
        • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21,
          after which they will be only available while supplies last.
        • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
         Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items
          will be discontinued after January 3.
• No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
• Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders

Seize The Cake!!

Sometimes you just want cake!  Here is my cake card for today!


I will not say this was an easy card to make. It was very frustrating until I figured out the best way to make the cake layers. At first, I just cut them out and tried to stamp the pieces. Wrong choice, finally I figured out that it was easier to stamp the fillings across a piece of scrap So Saffron card stock and then cut each one out individually. It would probably been as easy to stamp the cut out pieces using a stamp-a-ma-jig but you all know I am not that kinda stamper. The one thing I did find super easy was using the foam adhesive strips to put the cake together. Wow, go those things make your life easy!
Here are all the supplies I used to make this card.

If you don’t own those foam adhesive strips, you just might want to ask yourself “Why?”

Last Day of Online Extravaganza

onlineex_flash-shareable_nov2816_naBelow are the flash sale items available for 24 hours, Monday, November 28, 2016

All Extraganza items can still be purchased thru midnight Mountian time (unless it has sold out).  Also, you may have forgotten about the  Stitched from the Heart Promotion. 

Nov 1-Nov 30, 20shareableimage_1_naThese Stitched  Shaped Framelits are SOLD OUT but should be back in stock on January 16, 2017.  You can still order all of the stamps  from this Promotion unti1 midnight (MT) November 30, 2016. Here are the stamp sets from this promotion.

Here is a card made from the Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set.img_0245





Flurry of Wishes!

I've been busy stamping today.  Yesterday I posted a Flurry of Wishes card using some Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and it was really had to get a good picture.   Today, I combined Flurry of Wishes with the Snow Place Bundle and here is my card.  I think this one is fabulous!

img_0266I just love the way both stamp sets have different snow flakes and they just look like they were made for each other.  The little snowman is cute too!

Here is the list of suppliesI used.  Remember you can click on any item to order online, but the Snow Flurry Bundle will only be on sale on Monday, November the 28th.   That is the last day to order from the Online Extraganza. 


Thanksgiving 2016 Thanks!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day.   Since I moved here in June, things have been up and down! 

 My husband and I owned a condo in Florida and always planned to move there when he retired.  I just never knew it would happen when it did. My parents both were diagnosied with dementia and could no longer live at home.  That resulted in the early move to Florida and months of agony.   They hated everything about not being able to stay in their home, they fought me, my husband and assisted living.   In July, I lost my precious cat Cecil aka My Art Director and I was a wreck.  My loving husband and best friend Dolores convinced me that I needed to take a vacation.  My husband stayed here to take care of my parents and of course Larry, Molly and Elliott (Delores has 2 dauchands).   Off we went to France and Germany, where I met her family and friends of Delores.  It was awesome, I had heard about everyone for years and only met a few. I can not thank Delores, her family, friends, and Don enough.

Now I am back, and even though it has been a rough 7 months, my parents are starting to accept that this is home.  I could never get my extremely downsized office organized and stamping was so hard without Cecil. 

I realized that I had great friends, some were customers that had turned into great friends and they had continued to follow me even when I wasn't able to stamp. Last week I found a fake roll top desk on Craigslit and started once again to try to organize my severly down sized office.   I am still working on it and will share pictures soon.  I just have too much stuff!    Now I am stamping and even held a class which resulted in meeting lots of new people.  I have arranged card making and small Christmas gift classes with a couple of assisted living places here in Clearwater.  SO…with all of these these things good and bad that has happened to me over the last 7 months, I am so Thankful!   I'm sorry it took me so long to get back on track!

I am currently stamping, planning to make the most of all of the obstacles that I meet and keep stamping!   Here is my most recent Christmas card made from the Flurry of Wishes bundle.  It was very hard to get a good picture with that Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  img_0264I will make another card with this set to post tomorrow.  This bundle will be featured on Monday the 28th as one of the 24-Hour Sale Items.  Remember your last day to get Extravagnza Sale items is 11/28 at midnight mountain time!


Online Extravaganza Has Started!!!


   Make sure you get what you want for Christmas! Order it for yourself today!

Here are the 24 hour items!   Only good today!

40% off items good until 11/28 or while supplies last.

30% off items good until 11/28 or while supplies last.

20% off items good until 11/28 or while supplies last.

10% off items good until 11/28 or while supplies last.