How to make an impression…with Stampin’ Up style!

Sale-a Bration begins today!  

SAB brochure image

Click the image to download the brochure.

Sale-a-bration supply list (click to download)

Spanish Sale-a-Bration flyer (click to download)

Free product earned with every $50.oo you spend.  No limits on number of items earned.

And check out the latest Stampin’ Up product that can help you earn those Free Sale-a-Bration products!

texture boutique banner

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Stampin’ Up announced a preview sale of this new 2014-2015 Annual Catalog product available for a limited time.   A sweet machine for making impressions!  Designed to work with all our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.  It’s a low space footprint, perfect addition to your crafting desk and is a low cost embossing only alternative.

Please note this machine is strictly for embossing and not die cutting but man…what a lovely impression it makes!

To learn more here’s a flyer:


And here’s a video:

Here’s a closeup of the new darling:

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine - SU version

Order # 132657 $29.95
Purchase 3 embossing folders (or other product of similar value) with it and earn a free Sale-a-Bration Product

Don’t forget to order the brand new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders that just came out in the Occasions catalog so you have everything you need to start creating with your new machine.

  • Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder      (item 132970)
  • Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder      (item 132187)
  • Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder      (item 132971)

If you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all three of the new folders, you will qualify to get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift. We highly recommend the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Item #133520)! (You must order before March 31, 2014 to qualify for the free gift).

To order click on my order now button in the right hand sidebar or click here.

Enjoy the new season of Sale-a-Bration and let me know if you have any questions about the new machine.

Stampin’ Up’s new Thinlet Card Dies will make you flip!

There’s a new die in town that will make you flip!


Here’s a couple of samples Stampin’ Up created in a close up:

The Circle Thinlit Card collection

Stampin' Up sample Thinlit card from their pinterest page

The Label Thinlit Card Collection

thinlit SU card - SU Pinterest

Here’s a close up look at the two sets of accompanying dies.   Circles on the left and Labels on the right.

Thinlit Die Elements

And a video that shows even more:

Did that go by too fast for a good look?  No worries.  Here are some close up screen shots to help you figure them out.

All images are © Stampin’ Up!

Read My Lips Thinlit outside

Both the inside and the outside views use February’s Best of Valentines stamp set (still avaialble).

Best of Valentines - inside

Holiday Catalog Halloween Hello gets a workout here along with the new Witches’ Brew paper from that same catalog.

Halloween Hello Thinlit card

Thinlit I Love you card outside

One of my favorite stamps from Yippee Skippee appears here on the inside.

Thinlit I Love you Card interior

Gotta love the new Festive Flurry stamps and dies from the Holiday Catalog on this one!  And that’s the Northern Flurries embossing folder in use too.

Thinlit Winter Card

Are you convinced yet that you need these?   Here’s the flyer with the ordering information:

Thinlits Card Die Flyer

Thinlit flyer image

Here’s a great blog post on the Stampin’ Up customer blog that outlines ideas and uses for the new die sets.

Time to flip someone a card don’t you think? 😀

As always you can order these dies and any other of your Stampin’ Up products by dropping me an email or selecting me as your demonstrator in the Stampin’ Up online store.

Happy stamping – Jean

Dude, You’re Welcome! Two videos – check it out if you love to laugh.

The Idea

Real Men Build Cards logo graphic

Keeping it simple.

If you’re a guy…watch this:

If you’re a gal…watch this:

(note: make sure you aren’t drinking anything while viewing!  :D)



Buy it here!


Here’s the images from the kit:

Dude, you're Welcome stamp images

Here’s the sticker:

Dude you're welcome sticker up close

Here’s the details:

Dude Poster

Buy it here!

Dude...Make Something image

News Flash: Time to Bundle Up! All the Cuteness Without all the Work!

Stampin’ Up has done it again!

New Arrivals!

No sooner does the Online Extravaganza end than another promotion begins.   You don’t even have to be a stamper to enjoy this one!  It’s all about the packaging of your treats and gifts and other holiday giving  AND about making it simple and stress free!  As the title says  All the cuteness without all the work!

SAVE 20%

Holdiday & Annual Catalog Goods have been bundled to save you money and time.

Available November 29-January 2.

In the new New Arrivals section of the Online Store.

Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item# 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)


  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5″ x 3″ x 11-1/2″)
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2″ x 3-1/8″)
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle

Item# 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)


  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3″ x 5″ x 1-1/2″)
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)


New Arrivals!

When you are ready to shop…This is the first place to check to see what’s new and shaking in the SU world.    Well…the Clearance Rack is always a good place to check too!  😀    No new additions there yet but give it some time.  The Holiday Catalogs days are numbered and you know what that means….get it while you can.   These bundles and most of what’s in the Holiday Catalog will be going bye bye January 2nd.

Click here to get shopping….HERE!

(or click on the Online Shopping Graphic in the sidebar)


See the fun in action!



Here’s a few closeups of the included product (just in case you aren’t yet convinced this stuff is CUTE!)

That’s it.   Sorry the glassine bags aren’t available individually but you can see what they look like by checking page 27 of the Holiday Catalog where they are also currently available in a Halloween Kit Configuration.

Enjoy the New Arrivals and of course enjoy your holidays too!

Hugs and Blessings – Jean

The Blitz is Back!!

Hi All,

The Blitz is Back…Clearance Rack Blitz that is!   

I try to be up on all the latest but….

Stampin’ Up slid an amazing promo right by us!   Not a peep, not a hint, not a word!  

As is my practice since I’m a night owl I check in last thing before bedtime to see what Stampin’ Up has in store for her demo’s and customers in the coming day and…

I checked for the latest updates shortly after midnight and lo and behold what to my wondering eyes did appear but a sale to beat all sales before the new year!

Isn’t it gorgeous!  Well…trust me…you’ll think so once you go take a look.   Click on the banner below to see what all the excitement is about.  

Here are the basic details:

Dates: December 15, 2011-January 5, 2012

Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail–while supplies last!
Things to Remember

  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion. Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items, as well.
  • The Clearance Rack Blitz includes old-body style punches.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards. But only for orders placed through a demonstrator website.
  • Following the Clearance Rack Blitz sales period, some blitz items may remain in the clearance rack; others may be removed and reappear at an undesignated time in the future.
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.

One last VERY IMPORTANT benefit…TODAY ONLY…an extra $35 in hostess benefits will apply to your order…if…you place the order on my online store site…today…AND…the order meets a $350 minimum in merchandise of any type (clearance rack, MDS downloads or regular merchandise).    What this means is that if you place a $350 order today only (12/15)  you will get $85 in free merchandise to select from the regular or holiday mini catalogs.   That’s the regular amount of $50 + an extra $35 from the It’s Good to be the Hostess promo I’ve told you about earlier this year.   So $435 in merchandise for $350 + shipping!  Very cool!   

Even better.  Many items on the Clearance Rack are similar to or virtually the same thing as current merchandise in the Idea Book and Catalog.  Old style Whale Tail punches with current shapes.  Yes they don’t store as easily but they work well and long and punch the same shapes as the new style.   There are a number of previously retired Big Shot dies as well as items from last years Holiday and Occasions minis.    Time to stock up for Valentines, Easter or even next years Christmas.  Or if you are like me and send out Christmas gifts and cards late you can take advantage of them for this year.   I tell my friends and family they aren’t late until Epiphany is past in January.   After all that was the traditional time to actually exchange gifts in past eras as that is the feast celebrating the visit of the Wise Men and their gifts among other traditions.

So check out the sale, make your list and if you need Santa to keep track for you grab the Wish list from my sidebar and send your significant other my way.     If you are local I’ll even gift wrap the goodies for you and your Santa if Santa lets me know when to pick them up.    To take advantage of the deals you’ll have to place the order online through my online store here.   And don’t forget that supplies are limited.  I’ve got my order in already…how about you?

Happy shopping and enjoy the Blitz!

Hanukkah Hugs (a wee bit early)  and Christmas Blessings – Jean

Hidden Gems in the Online Extravaganza

The sale is live … some deals end tonight at 11:59!

Time to get shopping!!

To see what all the deals are check out this easy to read PDF:

Online Extravaganza flyer 

All the specials and deals in one easy format!

Hi all,

Sitting here in my jammies drinking Cocoa and planning my own Extravaganza order.   Wow are there some hidden gems in there!   A few confusing things too that I thought I should point out so you won’t be surprised when you order.

First off…the two special items on sale only for 24 hours!   Whoo Hoo…my two favorite tools so you know they are topping my list.

Simply ScoreCookie Stamps  available at 20% off – makes it the perfect time to grab these lovelies!

Now Only $23.96 order #122334

Only $13.56 order # 125152

Don’t forget these two items go back to regular pricing at 11:59pm MT.   

For more information:

Simply Scored Flyer – Flyer lists the features and benefits of this cool new tool

Cookie Press Chocolates – Instructions & Pictures  – Cookie stamps aren’t just for Cookies!

Take your love of stamping into the kitchen! Create fun and tasty stamped cookies for any occasion. The silicone stamps fit over the bottom of wooden handle then you press into the dough—it’s that easy! Perfect for kids! Food-safe, easy-to-clean and dishwasher safe. Each set includes 3 silicone stamps, 1 handle, and 2  cookie recipes.

They work as a paper mold as well.  Stay tuned for more posts as I play with my own set!

Need more convincing?


 Another WOW Deal:

If you are into digital crafting or think you’d like to give it a try Stampin’ Up has an offer too good to pass up.

Purchase My Digital Studio Express Version and get one of three bundles worth up to $40 for free!   Basically that’s the same as 50% off the regular 2 disk version since one of the bundle choices is the booster pack that adds back in all the files found in the two disk version and stripped from the Express version. 

Here’s a flyer detailing the free bundles:

Online_Extravaganza_2011_Bundles – MDS bundle free with express version

This downloadable version comes with the full software and fresh, minimal digital content using Stampin’ Up!’s artwork, designs, and colors! Windows and Mac compatible.

My Digital Studio Express includes over $50 worth of content:

  • 12 Designer Series paper patterns
  • One 9-piece stamp brush set
  • 81 embellishments
  • 26 punches
  • Five designer templates (24-page 11″ x 8-1/2″ photobook, 7″ x 5″ postcard, 5″ x 7″ postcard, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ greeting card, 4″ x 9-1/4″ trifold card)

If you order the software you’ll need to do so online through my online store  so that you can access the download links as soon as you pay for the program.   As part of the order process you’ll be prompted to input your choice of bundle the flyer shows the bundle order number at the top of the page showing the pictured contents.

The rest of the offerings run the gamut from Big Shot to digital downloads to accessories to stamps!

Just in time for Christmas and Valentines the Glimmer Brad bundle will add shine to your projects and lighten the load on your wallet!    And the fabrics…with 50-60% off you can’t go wrong planning holiday projects.  Check yesterdays post for ideas on using it.

The stamps…wow…the stamps.   Not only are some old favorites included but there is even a brand new set…The Occasions Alphabet…Have you seen this beauty.  It covers every event and occasion you could possibly need with text as well as letters.   And now…its 50% off!   I love when the alphabets go on sale.

Now 50% off your choice of clear mount or wood!


Other classic stamp sets like Winter Post and Many, Merry Messages are also on that 50% off list.

The Big Shot is well represented with the Candy Wrapper die…perfect for making your own crackers (tubes with hidden surprises and noise makers popular in Europe) as well as other gifty items and stocking stuffers.   There is also a Happy Birthday strip die.   For my uplines Birthday I cranked one of these out dusted it with dots of dazzling diamonds and rhinestones and attached it to some bamboo skewers to top her birthday cake.  A fun 5 minute project with lots of dazzle and shine.  And….

Did you see that my beloved Letterpress Plates are also 50% off?   To see what you can do with these lovelies check out my post here and here.

So much good product and I’ve only touched on a few.   Grab the flyer, visit my online store and grab some goodness for yourself.   Hee, hee…not promising there won’t be any backorders after I place my own order!   Which reminds me…while this is an online extravaganza…all but the digital products can also be ordered at workshops or emailed to me for regular ordering through November 30th.    

What do you bet Santa will be shopping the Extravaganza too.   If you think he needs help I’ll be happy to provide gift certificates and Wish Lists for his many helpers.  You can email me at  for details and samples.

Time to get back to my cocoa as Jack Frost is nipping at my nose as I sit here typing.  Winter is in the air for sure…can snow be far behind?

Hugs and blessings and happy savings during the Extravaganza! – Jean


If you love a sale…you’re gonna love…Stampin’ Up’s ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

If you love a sale…you’re gonna love…Stampin’ Up’s… 

Most of the details are secret until Monday at 12:01 a.m. so this is me until then


Coming this Monday at 12:01 a.m.


Here’s the link to my Online Store.   Of course you can email or call me with your order as well.  Orders placed directly through me (not through my online store site) also qualify for the latest It’s Good to be the Hostess benefits that give you an additional $35 free merchandise for all orders over $350.    I’ll be online and home all day Mondaywaiting for your orders (and making up mine :D)  since 2 of the items you’ll only have 24 hours to take advantage of.     The rest you have until November 30th.

So who wants to join me and Wicket  at 12:01 Monday?   You do of course.  After all…the sooner you order…the sooner you get your goodies to play with!   See you then!

Hugs and Blessings – Jean

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