Month: November 2015

The Holiday Retiring List is up!

November 16, 2015



Stampin’ Up has released the Holiday Catalog Retiring List. Stamp sets will continue to be made until December 28th but accessories are here until supplies are gone.

You can access the List HERE.

Questions? Please email me or call me  724-323-2296.

You can shop online HERE 24/7 at my SU Store.

SU An Open Heart

November 12, 2015

Finding the words to convey your sympathy to someone is one of the hardest things to do. Taking the time to send a card is just one way to show  you care. Here is a simple yet elegant card using the SU An Open Heart stamp set and the pretty crochet trim from Stampin’ Up.

SU An Open Heart Blues wCrochet Trim

Can you notice the subtle two colors on the branch behind the bird? I stamped the branch first in Lost Lagoon ink and then sponge daubered on some Night of Navy ink.
I also stamped the branch on the inside:

SU An Open Heart open

If you would like, you can make a more dramatic look to the branch by using a more diverse color like this one- I stamped it on Wild Wasabi first and then sponged on Night of Navy. I think I needed to be a little more “not so circular” daubing on it though now that I look at it…lol…I mean, really…LOL!

SU An Open Heart Two Panels

I love how these sentiments go together to share your feelings.

SU An Open Heart Inside

You can also use this set with the other versatile sentiments:

Item # 135002 Clear Mount, Wood Mount # 134999


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Blog Candy Winner!

November 10, 2015

My sweet friend, Terreena, just emailed me the answer to the Blog Candy question- what else did I use the gold from the All Ye Faithful card posted on November 6?  She answered correctly it was the gold tops of the acorns on the treats last week. Some blog candy will be mailed to Sweet T this week since she was the first to comment!!! Congratulations on your sleuthing!

Weekly Deals are up!

November 10, 2015

Here are the Weekly Deals running

 November 10 through Monday, November 16:

Festive Flower Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: $18.00 $13.50
Metallic Foil Doilies by Stampin' Up!
Price: $4.00 $3.00
Perfect Pines Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price: $27.00 $20.25
Snow Flurry Punch by Stampin' Up!

Wow…punches, punches, punches and those doilies all ready for the holidays! Oh, and the Perfect Pines Framelits…exciting!

You can order ONLINE HERE
or contact me with any questions at or 724-323-2296

SU Acorny Thanks in a Baker’s Box

November 6, 2015

When my friend, Claire, chose a Thankful Theme for The Paper Players Challenge #269, I knew some great people I am thankful for everyday.


Since stamping is my obsession, it is always on my mind…therefore all the wonderful ladies I stamp with at classes are on my mind every day. I am so grateful for the friendships I have been blessed with since I started sharing my hobby with others. It is just amazing how we all have such a great time with each other- different personalities and different lives but all women enjoying each other’s company as we get creative each month together. I love all of them, dearly. Here was a little token of my thanks to all the girls who take time out of their lives to make me smile at class:

SU Acorny Thanks Baker's Box single

I used the SU Acorny Thanks stamp set and coordinating punch along with my 2 inch circle and 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch to decorate my SU Baker’s Box made with the easy to cut out die! I went with a neutral base of Crumb Cake and accented it with Mossy Meadow- my favorite green right now.  I added a little Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum to coordinate with the Gold Glimmer paper on the acorn. How awesome that the sentiment fits inside the Itty Bitty Banners Framelits!

TIP: Don’t put together your box without the handle openings cut out! Oh yeah, I thought I could just do some simple hole punches to rectify my error but I just could not get them straight…maybe after cutting and putting together 60 boxes my mind and hands were not working….lol.  So I pulled out some gold binding clips I had. Well, I had three…so Amazon helped me out and I ended up with pretty coordinated gold clips!

What’s inside? Washi tape fit perfectly!

SU Acorny Thanks Baker's Box with Washi Tape

Gotta run to set up my next class and give out the favors!

PS…thankful for all you followers, too!

11/7/15- Thank you, Jodi, for picking my favor as a Cut Above at the Paper Players this week!

Cut Above Badge

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