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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Punch boards, framelits featured Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

With beautiful fall weather comes more Weekly Deals, shown below.

I've been logging serious hours collecting donations and putting together auction items for my Lions club. Last weekend, a handful of ladies met at my studio to "foof" up gift baskets. There are so many amazing items that have been donated!

This morning, I'm taking my hubby to pick up litter at our local highway interchanges. It's one of my favorite activities! We do it every quarter and even have our own "picker uppers." I hope you enjoy your week.


Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies Item # 127012
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.75 CAN

Crushed Curry Baker's Twine Item # 134586
Regular Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.25 US/$2.81 CAN

Handpicked Framelits Dies Item # 137361
Regular Price: $25.00 US/$31.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.75 US/$23.25 CAN

Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 137364
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN

Gift Box Punch Board Item # 135863
Regular Price: $20.00 US/$25.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $15.00 US/$18.75 CAN

Envelope Punch Board Item # 133774
Regular Price: $20.00 US/$25.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $15.00 US/$18.75 CAN

Monday, September 21, 2015

Today's last day for these Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

Today is the last day to take advantage of these weekly deals. I'm sorry I'm just now posting these. I was out and about every day this past week, walking around downtown and gathering donations for my Lions Club auction coming up Oct. 10. People have been kind and extremely generous! I guess it helps that all money raised goes right back into the community. I love that!

Butterflies Thinlits Dies Item # 137360
Regular Price: $25.00 US/$31.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.75 US/$23.25 CAN

Brights Designer Buttons Item # 130028
Regular Price: $8.00 US/$10.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN

Fringe Scissors Item # 133325
Regular Price: $10.00 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.50 US/$9.38 CAN

Early Espresso 1/4" Cotton Ribbon Item # 134560
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN

Gold Basic Metal Buttons Item # 133763
Regular Price: $8.00 US/$10.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies Item # 137547
Regular Price: $40.00 US/$49.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $30.00 US/$36.75 CAN

Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134549
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cozy Christmas CASE

These are not your typical Christmas colors. I think that's why I like it so much. I used Night of Navy, Real Red and Hello Honey markers to ink up this sentiment from the Cozy Christmas stamp set in the 2015 Holiday Catalog.

This card layout is a CASE from the Holiday Catalog - I just changed up the colors and used the Season of Cheer designer series paper (dsp). I also hand-cut the banner. And the gift bow is from the punch of the same name. You need to punch the Night of Navy card stock twice to get enough pieces to make one bow. It's assembled with mini glue dots.

Cozy Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set  Item 139779
Price: $19.00

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

So much shine for Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! is offering some great discounts on bling for your cards and other projects! These deals are good through Monday night, Sept. 14. You may also order items from the Clearance Rack, Holiday Catalog and annual catalog.

I'm taking my van in to get worked on this morning. I love my van! It's survived two kids, trips to the beach, numerous craft fairs and Stampin' Up! events, and so much more. I'm not ready to say goodbye to it yet, so - much to my hubby's chagrin - I get it repaired to keep on rollin'. I believe in fixing things that are broken, and upcycling old items to something new.

I hope you enjoy your week!


Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Item # 133324
Regular Price: $23.00 US/$28.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.25 US/$21.00 CAN

Pearl Basic Jewels Item # 119247
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Pink Pirouette 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134574
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Metallics Sequin Assortment Item # 138390
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Silver Glimmer Paper Item # 135314
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Confetti Hearts Border Punch Item # 137415
Regular Price: $22.00 US/$27.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.50 US/$20.25 CAN

Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134548
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

By The Tide birthday

The days of going to the beach and looking for seashells or fishing are coming to an end, as fall seems to be here already, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy all of the trappings of the beach with a hand-stamped card. This one uses the By The Tide stamp set.

This Very Vanilla card features the coral stamped in Crumb Cake ink on the front. The three images have been stamped in Always Artichoke on vanilla, then punched out using a 1-1/4" square punch, and layered on a 1-3/8" square of artichoke card stock. The squares are popped up using dimensionals, and a sentiment from Teeny, Tiny Wishes finishes the card. I CASE'd this card idea from

Dinner last night was a seasoned chicken breast wrapped in two pieces of bacon and a wedge of cabbage roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper. It was delicious! My family liked it so much I'm adding it to our repertoire of dinners. Just thought I'd share if you're always looking for new or different things to make (I am!).

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A new-to-me rv

This 1967 Dodge Chinook Mobilodge may not look like much, but it's all mine! I love the lines of this old Class A motorhome. The best part is I got it for free. It's in eastern Washington right now, where it'll stay while it's getting worked on. As of mid-August, it's got a new key and ignition. The previous owner couldn't find the key or the title. We're working on an Affidavit of Lost Title now.
The outside isn't too bad - a few cracked windows, the driver's side window wiper hanging off the passenger side wiper, a few scrapes and doors that won't shut all the way - but the inside will most likely be a total gut job. I'm hoping that when my hubby hears how wonderfully it runs, he'll be motivated to help me make it look super nice inside. I can dream.... I love the idea of rehabbing something abandoned and making it useful and new again.
I plan on this being one of my projects for the next couple of years, so I'll share photos here and there as there's progress.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Sprinkles of Life cupcake

Sparkly sprinkles really make a cupcake. Best of all, they're easy to make and zero calories! I used a 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

I've used a design similar to this before - a few circles using designer paper and card stock. I think it was for a sympathy card. I like it.

This Wisteria Wonder card uses a bit of the old (designer paper, sentiment, and Calypso Coral ribbon) and new (Sprinkles of Life stamp set, Elegant Dots embossing folder). The Sweet Shop paper is festive by itself. I've got loads of older dsp hanging around and so you'll be seeing it here and there. The main colors are Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral, with a little Island Indigo thrown in.

So I've been decluttering my home and creating little vignettes here and there. It makes me happy. I use stuff I like (vintage/antique stuff primarily). Along the way, I fill bags with donations that I load up and drop off at least once a week.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Dino kid's birthday

This kid turns 9 today and she's pretty amazing. She's a third-grader, adores dinosaurs (this is the dinosaur from Jurassic World that she's decided she wants to be for Halloween), and has a joie de vivre. I love this kid! Happy birthday Regan.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Purrfect friend birthday card


The black jewels for this cat's eyes really draw you in, don't they? This was a card I CASE'd from Tracie St-Louis at for my most recent 20-card class using You Little Furball clear stamp set. To get the black eyes, simply use a Sharpie with your rhinestones. Easy!

I started with a Smokey Slate card, added a layer of Blackberry Bliss card stock and then Whisper White on top of that. Before running the white layer through the Brick Wall embossing folder, I stamps splotches (Gorgeous Grunge stamp set) in Smokey Slate and Blackberry Bliss inks. The cat is fussy cut, with the head popped up with dimensionals.
You Little Furball Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134150
Price: $19.00
My projects are coming right along at home. I've been pruning trees and clearing areas to re-design. After living in the same house for more than two decades, I'm more than ready to change things up! I have one more area I want to hit before it gets too cold out. It's feeling like fall here lately - cooler, crispier days and nights with some sunshine in the afternoon. I hope you are enjoying September.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Weeky deals & Holiday Catalog

The holiday catalog will WOW you. Check out the bundles below-a perfect pairing of products at a 15-percent savings!

Bundle and Save 15%Pg. 10: Festive Fireplace Stamp set + Festive Fireside Framelits Dies
Pg. 11: Happy Scenes Stamp Set + Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies
Pg. 12: Jingle All the Way Stamp Set + Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies
Pg. 15: Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set + Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies
Pg. 16: Peaceful Pines Stamp Set + Perfect Pines Framelits Dies
Pg. 25: Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set + Snow Flurry Punch
Pg. 30: Berry Merry Stamp Set + Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Pg. 31: Reason for the Season Stamp Set + Festive Flower Builder Punch
Pg. 33: Snow Place Stamp Set + Snow Friends Framelits Dies
Pg. 34: Holly Jolly Greetings Stamp Set + Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies
Pg. 37: Project Life Hello December 2015 Stamp Set + Card Collection + Accessory Pack 
Pg. 38: Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Stamp Set + Card Collection + Accessory Pack
Pg. 39: Among the Branches Stamp Set + Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Pg. 40: Sparkly Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies
Pg. 41: A Little Something Stamp Set + Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies
Pg. 45: Acorny Thank You Stamp Set + Acorn Builder Punch
Pg. 49: Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set + Boo to You Framelits Dies

Click here to see the Holiday Catalog!

Weekly Deals

Happy first day of September! My daughter's not too excited about going back to school tomorrow. I can't blame her. It's raining and overcast and is already feeling like summer is over. I guess it is. My son's classes don't start till Sept. 21, so he's living life large - i.e. sleeping in.

I've been doing a lot of yard work over the past couple of weeks. The rain/wind storm brought down a lot of branches, as well as apples and plums from our trees. Those are cleaned up. I trimmed a bunch of errant branches yesterday and swept the front porch and walkway. The flowering plants my daughter and I planted are doing very well. They add so much color - I love it!

I've been having people out to my studio by appointment and making great deals on retired Stampin' Up! product. If you're interested, please email/text/call me and we'll set up a time and day. Thanks! Terry


2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 133654
Regular Price: $15.00 US/$19.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.25 US/$14.25 CAN

Rhinestone Basic Jewels Item # 119246
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape Item # 138385
Regular Price: $8.00 US/$10.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN

Whisper White 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134573
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Brights Candy Dots Item # 130931
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN

Boys Will Be Boys Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 134138
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN

Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 133727
Regular Price: $8.50 US/$10.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.38 US/$7.88 CAN