Happy Chanukah!

Today I’m sharing the Chanukah card I sent out this year.  It’s been quite a few years since Stampin’ Up! has offered a Chanukah stamp set so each year I try to find creative ways to use retired sets, or to use current sets that have images that might be suitable.  This year I decided to go back into my retired stash and pulled out my favorite Jewish holiday set, Festive Hanukkah, which was available in the 2004 and 2005 annual catalogs.

I used Night of Navy cardstock for the base and ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4″ x  5 1/4″  through the Big Shot with the Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which is available in the current holiday catalog.  I stamped the image with Versamark onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock cut at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ and heat embossed the image using Copper Embossing Powder. Next, I cut a piece of copper foil at 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and adhered it to the stamped image.  I cut a 12″ piece of Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (retired), folded it in half, centered it in the middle of the card, and attached the image on top of the ribbon using Tear and Tape.

I attended a community Chanukah dinner this past Sunday and will attend another one on Friday evening.  For me, the highlight of the dinner is always the potato latkes – so yummy!

Wishing you a happy holiday.  May the glow of the candles burning brightly in your menorah bring warmth to your heart and home!

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Onstage Swaps-2 & Online Sale Continues

Oops!  I meant to post this earlier today however we had a power outage in my neighborhood early this evening and the lights didn’t come back on till almost 8:00pm.  Today I am sharing the second group of beautiful swap cards I received at OnStage last month. I have one more group that I will post later this week.

There are just a few hours left for you to purchase stamps and kits at 10% off.   Tomorrow and Wednesday are the last days for this year’s Online Extravaganza.  You will be able to purchase tools and ink at 10% off.

Thanks for stopping by today!


OnStage Swaps-1

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I was so excited to be able to attend Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Orlando two weeks ago.  One of the yearly rituals at OnStage is swapping.  As promised earlier, here is the first of several posts with some of the swaps I received.  The first two are the swaps I made.  Both of these cards feature designer series paper.  Kylie Bertucci, Australia’s #1 Demonstrator coined this term, #LoveItChopIt as a way to encourage you use up all those packages of paper you are afraid to cut into.

These first two cards use products from the beautiful Share What You Love Suite, which was created specially to commemorate Stampin’ Up’s 30th anniversary.

These next two cards use Petal Promenade designer series paper and the sentiments are from the Love What you Do stamp set.  I used one of the dies from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies to create these gorgeous die cut flower overlays.

Here is the first group of some of the swaps and I’ve included the name of each card maker on the photos.

Watch for more swaps in the next few posts.

The Online Extravaganza runs through Wednesday, November 28.  This promotion includes only products in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

The sale on paper and embellishments ends tonight.

All stamps and kits are on sale Sunday and Monday.

Tools and ink are on sale Tuesday and Wednesday.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Online Extravaganza Sale Begins Tomorrow!

It’s that time of year once again!  The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!

November 23-24


  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

November 23-26


  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits


November 27-28


  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases
Additional Details
  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalog only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) 

If you have any questions or need assistance with placing your order during the Online Extravaganza ordering period please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Holiday Products are Selling Out Quickly!

Demonstrators were informed by Stampin’ Up! this weekend that due to higher than forecast demand for a number of products in the Holiday Catalog, that some might run out as early as this week.  At this late date, it would be impossible for suppliers to fill these back ordered items with enough time for Stampin’ Up! to get them back into stock before the end of the Holiday Catalog season.  Once these products are gone, they will no longer be available, with the exception of those marked with an asterisk.  It was announced that those items will be carrying over into the next year and those orders will be filled as soon as supplies become available again.

  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • 5/8″ STRIPED BURLAP TRIM (item 147889)
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • GALVANIZED BUTTONS (item 147891)
  • GALVANIZED CLIPS (item 147806)
  • TAKEOUT THINLITS DIES (item 147927)
  • TRANQUIL TIDE 1/4″ VELVET RIBBON (item 147802)
  • REAL RED 3/8″ MIXED SATIN RIBBON (item 147894)


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Stampin’ Up! OnStage Day Three

Saturday was the third and final day of OnStage and it was another fun-filled one! There were more product demonstrations, business training and demonstrator recognition sessions in the morning.  The highlight of the morning was Janet Wakeland demonstrating the new stamp set she got to design with Stampin’ Up! concept artists in recognition of hitting $1 million in sales earlier this year.  Stampin’ Up! has a tradition of inviting million dollar earners to visit the corporate office in Salt Lake city and while there they get to design a stamp set.  Janet’s set, which is in the new catalog, is named Artfully Aware.  She shared the images below with us.

During the three lunch events we got to take our picture with these props as a backdrop.  The lines were very long the first two days so I finally got around to doing it on Saturday.

These were the table decorations in the rooms where we had our lunches and did our Product SpotLight crafting. The plastic boxes stored all of the stamps and supplies we used on each of the two days that we did our make-and-takes.

The highlight of the afternoon was seeing Shelly Gardner, Co-Founder and Board Chair, and her daughter Sara Douglas, President, stamping together, as they have done for the last few years.  They work so well together and are also quite funny, so it is always a joy to watch them!

Of course, no day would be complete without Prize Patrol!  We were all given this super case that opens up into a gigantic tote bag!


We also received this new stamp set, which has really nice sentiments and a wonderful mixed font.

Wow!  My suitcase weighed 4 pounds more coming home from everything that Stampin’ Up! gave us LOL!!  I had such a great time at OnStage and would urge those of you that have contemplated going, to give it a try next year!

Even though the convention ended on Saturday, I was able to sneak in one more swap!  I had a 6am flight on Sunday and arrived at the airport before the check-in counters were open.  A number of women that had attended convention began arriving and as we waited we chatted away and someone on the line asked if anyone had swaps left – and I did – so we swapped! What a nice way to end my time in Orlando!

Stampin’ Up! OnStage Day Two

Hello again from warm and sunny Orlando!  OnStage Day Two was so much fun and excitement was in the air all day long.  There were several OnStage project demonstrations throughout the day, showcasing lots of items from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. I know you will just love them!  We learned that as of this catalog, wood-mounted stamps will no longer be available.  The rubber stamps will now be known as cling stamps because they are guaranteed to stick like crazy on the clear blocks!  Stampin’ Up! will continue to sell photopolymer stamps.  More information about this change will be available soon.


We got to make two cards during our Product SpotLight crafting time.  This card uses products from the All My Love suite.

This card features products from the Happiness Blooms suite. The images on the stamps and designer series papers remind me of Marimeko designs, bold and bright.

Of course more goodies were handed out during Prize Patrol! Everyone received a package of Gingham Gala designer series paper and a lovely line art stamp set, Humming Along.


Along the way I met up with my fabulous team leader, Janet Wakeland, who this past year ranked #7 in the top 100 Global Leaders!

I also got to meet Kylie and Bruno Bertucci.  I am a big fan of Kylie, Australia’s top demonstrator.  She and Bruno hosted a meet-up and swap in the afternoon and it was exciting to see them in person and get to chat with them a bit!  Kylie is known for  #loveitchopit and #randomactsof kindness.

More to come with a recap of day three.  I will also be posting some of the swaps I received once I get things organized.  Thanks for stopping by today!