Black Friday Special

Stampin’ Up! Black Friday Special


Here’s my Black Friday Special:

  • Place an online order on my Stampin’ Up! website of $25 or more and receive one of these Lip Balm boxes.
  • Place an online order on my Stampin’ Up! website of $40 or more and receive the box along with the Lip Balm.
  • Double Chic Rewards today & tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 29th and Saturday, Nov. 30th) 


Fine Details:

  • Lip Balms are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST …. I have 100 and once they are gone I’ll update this blog post.
  • Boxes/Lip Balms will ship within the next two weeks.
  • The Lip Balm offer is good though Cyber Monday or while supplies last.  

Current  Specials  &  Promotions

Hostess    Code:  PB2YSAUP

Thanks & have a great day!!

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Blog Candy


It’s Thanksgiving and I’m so thankful for all of you!!!  So …  I’m going to offer some Blog Candy!

I’ve been cooking all day … like many of you.   First I cooked our Thanksgiving meal … then I went ahead and made Gumbo with the left over Turkey (not to worry we still have a bag of Turkey leftover .. we bought a 19 pound bird this year).  

I typically avoid stores during Black Friday … but since all my cooking is done….  for the entire weekend … I’m going to venture out.  Once I return …. I need to wrap up all my work for our Handmade Gifts Class (that starts on Monday).

To enter to win the Blog Candy … all you need to do is leave a comment on this post between now and Monday at midnight.  

The Blog Candy includes:

  • Banner Greetings Stamp Set
  • Warmth & Wonder Stamp Set
  • Perfectly You Stamp Set
  • Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Cherry Cobbler Ribbon
  • 2014 Coaster Calendar

Black  Friday

Don’t forget to check in tomorrow to see my Black Friday Special … I will give you a little sneak peek.


Current  Specials &  Promotions

Hostess    Code:  PB2YSAUP

Thanks & have a great night!!

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12 Days of Christmas 2013 Day 1

Stampin’ Up! 12 Days of Christmas 2013 Day 1


The Hot Cocoa Slider is the 1st project for the 12 Days of Christmas.

I used the Snow Days Stamp Set with White Craft ink … I LOVE that snowman!!

To make this project you’ll need a piece of Early Espresso Card Stock that measures 7-3/4 x 5-1/2 and you score it at 1/2 on one end and at 3-5/8 on the other.  The Season of Style Designer Series Paper measures 7-3/4 x 4-1/2 and you attach it to the Early Espresso …before you score it.

The “Holly Jolly” greeting is from A Banner Christmas Stamp Set and I’m surprised at how much I’ve actually used that stamp set (at first I wasn’t sure if it was one I had to have).

This project can also hold a bag of popcorn (local customers … I know you remember those days when I made these popcorn holders).

Here’s a picture of how it opens …..


Here’s a video on how to make the 12 Days of Christmas 2013 Day One Hot Cocoa Slider.

If you’re reading this blog post in your email please visit my blog to watch the video.

Click here to download the Step by Step Instructions.

Stampin’ Up! supply list:

  • Stamps:  Snow Day – 131892 (W) 131895 (C)
    A Banner Christmas – 130252 (W) 130255 (C)
  • Ink: White Craft 101731
    Early Espresso 126974
    Cherry Cobbler 126966
  • Card Stock:  Early Espresso 119686 Measures:7-3/4 x 5-1/2, 2-1/2 x 3-1/2, Crumb Cake 120953 Measures: 2-1/4 x 3-1/4, Scraps for “Holly Jolly”, Season of Style DSP 132340 Measures: 7-3/4 x 4-1/2
  • Accessories:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334
    Bone Folder 102300
    Early Espresso Ribbon 126871
    Sticky Strip 104294
    Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430
    Snail Adhesive 104432
    Hole Punch

Handmade  Gifts  Class 

Starts Monday …..  Click HERE for all the details.


Weekly  Deals

……… are posted HERE.

Holiday  Sale

Click HERE for all the details.

Thanks & have a great day!

p.s. Happy Thanksgiving!!!  …. I’ll see ya on Friday with a Black Friday & Cyber Monday Special and we’ll resume the 12 Days of Christmas next week.

Hostess    Code:  PB2YSAUP

Congratulations Marlene! Your name was drawn to win. Please email us your address so that we can ship your package!


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Handmade Gifts Class

Stampin’ Up! Online Handmade Gifts Class


I’m super exited to share with you that Sam Hammond Donald and I have created another Online Class for you and this time it’s to help you with your Holiday Gift Giving.  

We were thrilled with the response we received from our Holiday Class and listened to your request for another one.  (Stay tuned for more in 2014!)

This Handmade Gifts Class is 6 projects with videos and downloadable instructions.  It will normally be $12.95, but from now until 8am Monday, December 2nd, you can Pre Order your class for $9.95.

International prices:   Regular Price £8GBP  - Pre Order Price  £6.25GBP

  • 7 videos, 6 projects 
  • You can access this class at any time, 24 hours a day, and once you have access, you have it for life!
  • All videos are mobile friendly, so you will be able to access them anywhere and on the go.
  • Each project will have a downloadable pdf with full instructions, photographs and a list of the Stampin’ Up! supplies needed.

You can register for this class by clicking on the button below.

After your payment has been received, you will be directed to a thank you page and on Monday, December 2nd at 8am CST (2pm GMT), you will receive access to the class.

Stampin  Up Black Friday Sale

  • Click HERE to check out the Holiday Sale.

Weekly  Deals

weekly deals nov 26th

12 Days of Christmas  …….

Starts tomorrow!

Thanks & have a great day!

Hostess   Code:  7UMF7HV4

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Thanks for registering!

Handmade Gifts Class with Chic n Scratch & Pootles


Thanks for registering for our Online Handmade Gifts Class!

Tune in Monday, December 2nd at 8am (CT) and 2pm (GMT) to see all the projects.

Have a great week!

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Christmas Collectibles Card

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Collectibles Card


My project today is the card I created for our Stampin’ Up! Convention … back in July and I decided to recreate the card using Crumb Cake Card Stock instead of Whisper White.

I LOVED this card when I created it and I was so into Halloween I failed to post it (or maybe I did and I forgot).


I used the Christmas Messages stamp set for the greeting and the ornaments are from the Christmas Collectibles stamp set.

The Season of Style Designer Series Paper  are cut at 5/8, 1/2, 3/8  and the Paper Stacks work perfect for this card!!

It may look like I used the Silver Ribbon for the Ornament … but ….. I used the Silver Glimmer Paper


Here’s a video on how to make today’s card ….

If you’re reading this blog post in your email box please visit my blog to see the video.

Stampin’ Up! Supply List:

  • Stamps:  Christmas Messages 131790 (W) 131793 (C)
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler 126966
  • Card Stock:  Crumb Cake 120953, Whisper White 100730, Silver Glimmer 124005, Season of Style DSP Stacks 132181
  • Accessories:  Ornament Punch 132152, 2 Way Glue 100425, Rhinestones 119246, Square Punch 124094, 1/2 Circle Punch 119869, Glue Dots 103683, Dimensionals 104430

Holiday  Sale

Click HERE to check out the Holiday Sale.

Hostess  Code:  7UMF7HV4

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Blessing Mix Jar

Stampin’ Up! Blessing Mix


For 2013 my Blessing Mix is in a Wide Mouth Ball Jar and there’s no stamping involved…. but you could add a cute little tag if you have time.

Since I’ve been traveling the entire month of November I needed something really quick and simple and the jar is just the ticket … with the Burlap of course … I love that stuff!!


Here’s a video on how to make the Blessing Mix Jar.

If you’re reading this blog post in your email box please visit my blog to see the video.

The Blessing Mix ingredients:

  • Pretzels
  • Bugles
  • Candy Corn
  • Peanuts 
  • Orange Slices

Stampin’ Up! supply list:

  • Ink:  126978 Soft Suede
  • Card Stock:  100730 Whisper White, 115318 Soft Suede, 131199 Crushed Curry
  • Accessories: 132140 Burlap Ribbon, 122135 – 3″ Circle Die, 121811 – 3-1/2 Circle Die, 113439 Big Shot, 130911 Circle Framelits, 103683 Glue Dots, 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, 101610 Sponges, 126189 Paper Piercer, Wide Mouth Jars

Click here to download the Blessing Mix Poem Labels.

Here’s the Blessing Mix Poem:

The Bugles are a symbol of the Cornucopia, a horn of plenty.
The Pretzels represent arms folded in Thanks & Prayer.
The Candy Corn reminds us that during the first winter, the pilgrims were allowed only five kernels of corn per day because the food was scarce.
The Fruit is a reminder that Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest.
The Peanuts represent seeds, the potential of the bounteous harvest of the next season if they are planted & well tended.

Holiday  Sale

Click HERE to check out the Holiday Sale.

What’s  up?  

Behind the scenes I’m working on the 12 Days of Christmas projects as well as the videos ….. and …… surprise for the week of Thanksgiving (next week)…. Stay Tuned!!!

Hostess Code: 7UMF7HV4


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Holiday Sale Starts at Midnight

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Sale


Dates:  November 20-December 2, 2013

Click here to download the Holiday Sale Flyer.

It’s time for online holiday shopping! 

Don’t miss out on our 24-hour-only doorbusters happening on the first day of the sale!!

30 percent off:

  • Stampin’ Trimmer
  • Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
  • Many Marvelous Markers

The 24-hour sales period on these three products ends at 11:50 PM (MT), November 20.

The Fine Print

  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent!
  • Hostesses who have earned a 50%-off item may not apply that discount to an already-discounted product.
  • There’s no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. 
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won’t get the discount.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order.

In addition to the Holiday Sale …. we also have ……

Weekly  Deals

Weekly Deals Nov 19th

  • Backyard Basics Item # 129380
    Discounted Price: $18.71
  • Pumpkin Pie Chevron 3/4″ Ribbon Item # 130015
    Discounted Price: $6.71
  • Chocolate Chip Chevron 3/4″ Ribbon Item # 130014
    Discounted Price: $6.71
  • Color Coach Item # 130118
    Discounted Price: $11.21
  • Little Labels Punch Pack Item # 126881
    Discounted Price: $12.71
  • Stampin’ Write Markers Subtles Item # 131263
    Discounted Price: $21.71
  • Talking Tags Item # 129723
    Discontinued Price: $5.96
  • Unknown Blessings Ensemble Item # 131311
    Discounted Price: $10.77

Special  Note:  

If you’re reading this blog post in your email box … the Holiday Sale begins Wednesday November 20th.  The Doorbuster items are only on SALE ….. November 20th.  Please download the Flyer I’ve attached … just remember but you may need to visit my blog to do so.

Personal Note: Dave and I returned home tonight after celebrating our 22nd anniversary in Napa.  This was our 2nd year in a row to celebrate it in California and I think I’ve convinced him we should return every year.  

Over the next couple days I’ll get caught up on email and if you have an urgent matter please feel free to email me again.  

Thanks & have a good night!!

Hostess   Code:   7UMF7HV4

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Holiday Sale Starts Tomorrow


The Holiday Sale starts tomorrow!!

I’m traveling today …. as soon as I get home I’ll post all the details.

Have a wonderful day!

Hostess  Code:  CYTMXAMZ

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Current Catalogs

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