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November 2017

2nd Chance Coming... Reserve the Stamparatus!

Did you miss your chance to reserve your Stamparatus too, like I did?  Boy was I bummed.   Well, you have another chance coming real soon.... Keep reading!

I love new tools that help us stamp a nice image and especially one that I can repeat stamp.  Did you ever ink up a stamp, or think that you inked it up and then the image does not come out nice?  Well... the Stamparatus is for you!  You can ink up and stamp over and over again, with perfect alignment.  


What makes the Stamparatus so special against other tools on the market?  1... the hinged plates are removable.  2... hinged plates have grid lines.  So What you say?  Well, now you can have alignment with 4-STEP Stamping!  For example, the picture of the butterfly.   The butterfly is made up of three stamps plus the black body piece.  You can align all four stamps ahead of time using both sides of the plates. 3... includes a foam pad. 4... has two open sides so you can stamp on larger paper


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST

You can reserve 1 (one) Stamparatus at and go to Shop Now.  I unfortunately, can not reserve for you

The past November reservation window was closed after only 20 minutes!  So do not delay.  Do not hesitate.

The December 5, 2017 is Reservation. You will not be charged until the tools are in stock approximately March 19, 2018.  

Any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

Seasonal Chums

Seasonal Chums BundleThe Seasonal Chums Bundle is a great holiday set.  You get 8 rubber stamps and 10 coordinating dies for $45.00 in Clear Mount (#146077).  It is also available in Wood Mount (#146076) for $52.00.  

This set is great for several reasons.  First, it reminds me of my childhood Christmas; making snowmen in the yard and watching Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer on television.  My mom would have the entire house decorated.  Lights outside, main Christmas in the living room, a small one in the family room, special fingertip towels in all the bathrooms.  It was a sight to see.  I miss those days.  The Seasonal Chums set givens that sense of whimsy that I love. 

The next thing that makes this a great bundle, is the ease of making tags!  A quick stamp, die cut, then a splash of color with some Stampin' Write Markers.  The Regals Collection has all the perfect colors for the holidays (#131262... $29.00).

Lastly, as in the above example, you can quick and easily create a focal point for your holiday cards.  The tag images can be cut apart and become the image of your project.  For the Reindeer, I would stamp and die cut him on Very Vanilla card stock then use Cherry Cobble Stampin' Write Marker to color in his nose and the decoration around his neck.  

If buying the Regals Collection is just a bit too much... then purchase the 2 pack set with Real Red and Old Olive.  The two pack set (#145059) is only $9.00.

Red Red & Old Olive Markers

I hope you like my suggestions and that the Seasonal Chugs Bundle is something that you will enjoy!

Christmas in a Box

I am enjoying a girl's scrapbooking weekend in Lake Chautauqua, NY.  I have been coming here for the last few years, every spring and fall.  We have scrapbookers, card makers, those that sew and some who color Mandala books.  It is your weekend to do what you like, hang with friends, relax and enjoy.  The retreat center over looks the beautiful lake and normally we have the sun shining so we can go for a walk and take in the fresh air.  Not this time though.  It is cold and rainy, with the chance of snow for tomorrow.  I guess that means I can get more Christmas cards done. 

This week was my second product based class.  The girls were super excited to see what I had in store for them.  For the cost of class, they received "Feeling of Christmas" stamp set, Winter Wonder Textured Impressions embossing folder, 6 silver foil snowflakes and 6 gold, 5 yards of Silver and 5 yards of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, and 5 Acetate Boxes.

We used the Winter Wonder embossing folder to add the snowflake image on the Acetate Box.  Such a cool effect.  Then I gave them some extra ribbon, a silver snowflake, 2 silver ornaments and a spring of greenery to decorate the box.  I love how they came out! 

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The class then made three standard size cards with envelopes to go inside the boxes.  These are perfect gifts for a co-workers, neighbors, or if you are on a bowling team or book club.  What a great, inexpensive gift to hand out to someone that might not be expecting anything. 

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Keep watch on here for other upcoming product based classes coming soon.  Or check our my Calendar at

The 2018 Occasions Catalog is coming so lots of new product to show.  But that also means it is almost Sale-a-Bration time!!!  In case you do not know, that is when for every $50.00 product purchase you make you get to pick one FREE item out of the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  These items are exclusive and you cannot purchase them.  Also, this year Stampin' Up! is over special items for $100.00 purchases.  More details to come.

Product Images:

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Don't Miss out on New Product... Stamparatus!!!

I am always so excited to see new products being released by Stampin' Up!  But this one takes the cake, as they say.  This is a MUST HAVE tool.  I know many of you are familiar with a similar product but the NEW STAMPARATUS has a few key features that I have not seen before!


The STAMPARATUS will make stamping so much easier for repetitive stamping, alignment, and re-inking for darkening an image.

The best part.... there are 2 (yes, TWO) Removable, Hinged, Grid Plates!!!  Seeing as Stampin' Up! offers many 2, 3 and 4-step stamp sets, this will be a HUGE help in alignment and getting that perfect image.   Here are other key features:

  • comes with 2 magnets to hold paper in place
  • storage for magnets
  • foam mat when stamping with photopolymer stamps
  • 4 surfaces (double sided grid plates)
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger sized paper

RESERVE YOUR STAMPARATUS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017.   I will send a link to 'reserve' your tool.  Stampin' Up! is releasing a limited number so only 1 per customer is allowed.  You will need to enter all your payment information but you will NOT be charged until the item is available for shipment, the beginning of February.   If the reservation closes, there will be at least 2 more opportunities to reserve.

Stampin' Up! is using a reservation system to avoid back orders.  They anticipate this item to be popular and want to avoid back orders when it appears in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  And it gives us a thrill.... We love new toys especially in the crafting world!!!