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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You bring out the best in everyone

How would you love to receive a card with this sentiment? Wouldn't it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, even with an accidental smudge? This card was made using the World of Dreams stamp set (page 127 of the catalog).

I went with earthy colors on this 3" x 6" card, adding a bit of woodgrain embossing on Early Espresso card stock. The sentiment was diecut with an Apothecary Accents framelit.
My 13-year-old daughter is spending the night with her best friend, who will be undergoing a heart operation August 5. I hope you'll take a minute to say a quick prayer for Erin. She was born with a heart defect, and this operation will replace a heart valve that she's simply outgrown. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Save 50% on Paper Pumpkin kits

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Please choose me (Terry Blais) as your SU! demonstrator.

Two days left to get paper special

During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you'll get one free. That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase! You may order your paper through and combine it with this week's Weekly Deals.

Keep in mind:
  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you will receive one free. 
These items don't qualify for the offer:
  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits

Dies, buttons and punches top Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

Enjoy some great deals on some top buttons, punches, dies and more with this week's Weekly Deals. These discounted prices are good thru Monday at 10 p.m. (PST), August 4. If you'd like to order, please visit my Online Store at Thanks!

Brights Designer Buttons Item # 130028
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Cupcake Builder Punch Item # 121807
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

1/2" Circle Punch Item # 119869
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder Item # 129398
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.69 CAN

Gift Bow Bigz L Die Item # 129977
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die Item # 127005
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape Item # 133000
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Delight In The Day Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 127758
Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.97 US/$13.17 CAN

Little Book Of Coupons Designer Swatchbook Template - Digital Download Item # 126158
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.92 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.35 CAN

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Celebrate with Fabulous Four

I like the positive message of this celebrate stamp in the Fabulous Four stamp set.

I started with a Whisper White card and added a strip of chevron ribbon, designer paper from a stack, and a hand-cut banner with the sentiment. The only ink used was Blackberry Bliss - and that was "splattered" on the card front with a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set.

Tap Tap Tap a note to a friend


I'm drawn to this typewriter image in the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set. Obviously, my coloring leaves something to be desired, but I picked up the colors - Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey - from the Lullaby Designer Series Paper.

The other card stock color on this card is Pistachio Pudding. The top two layers are adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

I had a full day today. It started with housework and baking muffins. Then my daughter and I picked raspberries at a friend's house, and returned home to make a batch of jam. Finally, we ended the day with the kids and I helping elderly friends load hay bales on a trailer, then unload them at their barn.

I'm happy that tomorrow after I drop my boy off at his last drive test (yay!), I get to enjoy a nice lunch with a good friend. That's what life's about!

Friday, July 25, 2014

You rock!

When I saw this single wood stamp in the catalog, I had to have it. It's a great, positive message to send anybody. Inside the card, you can stamp a birthday greeting, congratulations, thinking of you... there are many choices.

The strips of designer paper are from a paper stack. The Petite Curly Label Punch fit around the sentiment and was backed with a 1" Basic Black square (punched). The only ink used is Lost Lagoon. After cutting out the rocking chair, I added dimensionals.

Celebration kits and punches highlight of Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

I'm a few days late with this week's deals, so sorry about that! I've got so many projects going on this summer that I have to remember to check in here. If you see something you love, please order it via my Online Store at

My Card Clubs are starting up next month. If you're interested in joining a great group of women each month to stamp, play with the new products, enjoy free catalogs and hostess benefits, let me know! The only commitment is ordering $30 in SU! product every month. There's more info under the tab above. Thanks!

Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit Item # 133431
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.71 CAN

Celebration Basics Kit Item # 133007
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.21 CAN

Curly Label Punch Item # 119851
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch Item # 119275
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN

Pumpkin Pie 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130015
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Bitty Banners Big Shot Die Framelits Item # 129267
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.21 CAN

Summer Happiness Kit - Digital Download Item # 130076
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nuts About You hostess goodness

What a fun sentiment to put on a card! And you can get it if you either 1) have a minimum order of $150; 2) are part of a Card Club where you get hostess goodies a couple times during the year; or 3) host a party.

I started by running the Whisper White card front through the Argyle embossing folder in the Big Shot. Then I stamped the tree in Stampin' Up!'s newest green - Mossy Meadow - and added little Baked Brown Sugar squirrels. Don't they sound delicious! lol
My Card Clubs will be starting up again next month (look up the Classes & Clubs tab above for details). You're welcome to come check us out for a $5 card-making fee. Or, if you live out of town, you simply place your order online (I give you a hostess code to use) and I'll send you the cards. If you join, you commit to ordering $30 of SU! every month for 6 months.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Detailed train man card

I LOVE the train from the Traveler stamp set. It's so detailed.

I started with a Whisper White card and used Old Olive, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight card stocks, cutting them to make them banners. The colors came off of the Color Coach. The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set.
I could travel all year long, I think. I love seeing new places, meeting new people and gaining new experiences. As you read this, I'm on a road trip with my bestie, Kim. We're going junkin' - shopping for antiques and vintage goodies and just hanging out and going where the road takes us. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A perfect duo: Traveler meets World Map

I saw a card similar to this online and thought I'd make my own version using the ship stamp from the Traveler set. It's like you're on one ship looking through a porthole at another, right?

I started with a Sahara Sand card and stamped the World Map in Early Espresso on Soft Sky card stock. The Wisteria Wonder porthole with silver mini brads completes the three-color combo that I got off of the Color Coach.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Weekly Deals: Lots of punches!

Weekly Deals

This is your week if you're looking for a good deal on a variety of punches! If you see something you've got to have, please order from my Online Store at Thanks!

Large Triangle Punch Item # 133375
Regular Price: $15.95 US
            Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Little Labels Punch Pack Item # 126881
Regular Price: $16.95 US
            Discounted Price: $12.71 US

Scallop Edge Border Punch Item # 119882
Regular Price: $15.95 US
            Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Mini Metallic Clothespins Item # 133320
Regular Price: $3.95 US
            Discounted Price: $2.96 US

1" Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $15.95 US
            Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Item # 131207
Regular Price: $5.95 US
            Discounted Price: $4.46 US

Gold Baker'S Twine Item # 132975
Regular Price: $3.50 US
            Discounted Price: $2.63 US

Summer Smooches Kit - Digital Download Item # 129601
Regular Price: $9.95 US
            Discounted Price: $5.97 US

Monday, July 14, 2014

Shiny quick and easy cards

Celebrate every day with a little glitter! I love that glitter is so inexpensive for the amount of sparkle it adds to any project.

Today, I'm sharing a couple of the cards made at my 20-card class last Saturday. This one features the new big polka dot embossing folder, as well as the photopolymer stamp set, Endless Birthday Wishes (only $13.95!). This card also uses one of my favorite punches - the angled tag topper. And more shine is added with the silver ribbon.

This sentiment is from the Million and One stamp set (there are only two stamps in the set). I CASE'd this from fellow SU! demo Dawn Olchefske. I love how clean and simple and striking it is. The papers used are Whisper White, Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer. Plus lots of rhinestones.

You'll see in the upcoming days that many of my cards had more of an inspirational message than anything. I love that! Who wouldn't love a card for a quick pick-me-up?
Life is good. My boy finishes driver's ed tomorrow, though he still has a few more drive tests, and then I'm heading out for a road trip with my bestie, Kim, on Wednesday. I don't have any other classes scheduled for the rest of July, though my clubs will be starting up again in August. If you're interested, look at my Clubs & Classes tab to see if one of the dates and times works for you.
And if you need crafting supplies NOW, order through my online store at Thanks! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Shiny stuff part of Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

It's Tuesday - again! Here are some terrific weekly deals. If interested, please order via my online store at

Today at midnight is your last chance to sign up for my 20-card all-occasion class on Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. The cost is $20 and you need to bring adhesive. Please email or text me if you'd like to come by MIDNIGHT. Thanks!

I've been so busy lately. I had a garage sale the last couple of weeks, and purged a lot! That always feels good. I'm helping my son with his driving. We've tackled parallel parking this week. Life is good. I hope yours is too!

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil Item # 133363
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Silver 1/8" Ribbon Item # 132137
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape Item # 133001
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Retro Fresh This And That Journal Item # 132998
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN

Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 131152
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Artisan Label Punch Item # 130920
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Sweet Shop Kit - Digital Download Item # 129339
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN