Month: November 2013

SU Warmth and Wonder with SU Endless Wishes and SU Kind and Cozy

Here’s Erica’s challenge this week at the Friday Mashup # 137:


1. Create a project with “Gingham.”
2. Create a project using “Kraft or Crumb Cake. ”
3. Or Mash it Up and create a project “with Gingham & Kraft.”

I went with red gingham on my card since the photo had red but you can choose any color gingham. I will be interested to see what you come up with for this challenge! Go on over to the Friday Mashup and check it out…

Here’s my card:

SU Warmth and Wonder FM

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Kind and Cozy, SU Warmth and Wonder, SU Endless Wishes
INK: SU Real Red, SU Garden Green
PAPER: SU Crumb Cake, SU Whisper White, SU Garden Green
ACCESSORIES: random red rhinestones
TOOLS: SU Top Note Die, SU Woodgrain EF, SU Petals a Plenty EF ( for the red-I need to  check on the name of that)

SU Festive Fall

Here is a really old SU stamp set called Festive Fall. I always love the CAS designs I come across while blog-surfing. I do consider myself having a clean and simple style but often add a lot more to my cards. I wanted to just showcase the  Colour Q # 216 colors cleanly on white with a simple stamped image this week- a More Mustard leaf, a Pumpkin Pie button and sentiment, a Bashful Blue swirl, and a Crumb Cake matting and twine- that covers it all.

SU Festive Fall

Holiday Sale starts Wednesday, November 20 and Weekly Deals today!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year….

The HUGE Holiday Sale starts tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th with ONE DAY ONLY DOORBUSTERS and runs through December 2nd.



You can download and print the flyer HERE for easier viewing and checking off of your WISH LIST! I think you have all been nice…

Please note the FIRST 3 ITEMS  are ONE day only DOORBUSTERS- must be ordered on Wednesday, November 20! 

# 1

One of my favorite tools in my Crafting Arsenal: The awesome SU Trimmer!  It is discounted 30% -Regularly 29.95 and for ONE day only, 20.97!  Item # 126889 (p. 176 of annual catalog)  See a wonderful SU video  HERE. A must have item!


# 2

The Simply Scored Diagonal Plate -Regularly 11.95 discounted 30% to $ 8.37!   You will find it on page 178 in the big catalog, Item # 125586 (p. 178 of annual catalog).   You can also see a great SU Video  HERE.



What!?!! Can you believe it?  30% off SU SET OF 38 MARKERS all packaged in an acrylic Case!  ALL Four color groups, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals and Brights Item # 1131264 (p. 163 of annual catalog).  Regularly $109.95 and for ONE day only, it will be $76.97!



The Tuesday Deals are up and running, too.

Today through Monday, Nov. 25 you can get these items at a 25 % off discount! 

Weeky deals

WOW! That’s a lot going on at Stampin’ Up and that means great savings for you!

Contact me at or 724-323-2296 with your orders.

Or go through my Online Store to order.

You can get Stampin’ BEE-Wards for shopping with me as your demonstrator;)

P.S. Remember there are Holiday Carry-Over Items listed on the Right Side Bar that some may be missing since they are not in either current SU catalog right now. The beautiful Ornament Keepsakes Set is there- if you do not have it- get it! I love it and it has coordinating framelits!

SU Whimsical Words

Hello, friends!  Busy, busy weekend but now it’s Monday, and I wanted to play along with a challenge . Freshly Made Sketches is one of my favorite sites with an awesome Design Team so I hopped over there to get one in under the wire. Here is the sketch- it leaves things wide open but at the same time…wide open!


 I turned Sketch #112 upside down to have my arrows going in the direction my brain was thinking…I am in possession of limited supplies while traveling so here is what transpired:

SU Whimsical Words


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Whimsical Words (retired), SU Oh, Hello
INK: SU Real Red, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: SU Hearts-a-Flutter and SU Hearts Framelits, SU Perfect Polka Dots EF

SU Secret Garden with En Francais Sympathy

Sadly, it seems I have needed to make more of these cards lately…but as I make one I think how the simple gesture of a card at a time of loss can mean more to someone than the sender may ever know. As I prepared for my week, I thought I would post this card for the Dynamic Duos Black Tie Challenge # 79 of Black and Smoky Slate hoping it might inspire someone to make a card that is sometimes a challenge to come up with at the moment you need it.

On a lighter note…as I posted it on the Design Team site- I thought, “Wow, everyone went with a Christmas Theme this week.” Ahem, note to self: read the fine print- DESSERT OPTION of Christmas. However, let this be a sample of OPTION- I guess I opted out…lol. Will you choose the dessert option of Christmas when you play this week? I can’t wait to see what you come up with this challenge…Go on over and check us out at the Dynamic Duos Challenge Blogspot.

Dynamic Duos Redo 2013-003

SU Secret Garden Sympathy DD 79

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Secret Garden, SU En Francais, My Sentiments Exactly for Sympathy
INK: SU Smoky Slate, SU Basic Black
PAPER:SU Smoky Slate, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Random black rhinestones
TOOLS: SU Bird Builder Punch, SU Secret Garden Framelits

Dynamic Duos Design Team:

Anne Marie Hile
Annette Elliott
Angel Johns
Caroline Bredeson
Cindy Brumbaugh
Holly Endress
JoAnn Burnham
Julie Gearinger
Michelle Bala
Sarah Fleming
Tenia Nelson

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