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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

3 punches and bird set on Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

Life just got a little better. There are some great discounts on popular products this week. To order, please visit my Online Store at Thanks!


Banner Punch Item # 133519
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit Item # 134998
Regular Price: $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $14.96 US/$18.71 CAN

For The Birds Wood Stamp Set Item # 132001
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Alphabet Rotary Stamp Item # 133769
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$19.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.63 CAN

Ticket Duo Builder Punch Item # 126883
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Very Vintage Designer Buttons Item # 129327
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN

Sweet Details Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 125742
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Another Great Birthday easel card

This easel birthday card sits up and says, "Happy Birthday To You." And with some fun colors - Old Olive, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral - I got right off of the Park Lane Designer Series Paper package.

There are several different kinds of easel cards, but they all use an embellishment of some kind to keep the top propped up. That's what this colored cupcake is doing.

The front lifts up to reveal the sentiment inside, as well as the dot-embossed yellow strip of card stock. I am hanging on to this stamp set, Another Great Birthday. It was in the 2014 Occasions Catalog and I love the swirls and large size of the main greeting.
I'm finally able to breathe easy after having a couple huge deadlines - the last one was today - for a huge fund-raisers I'm working on for my Poulsbo Lions Club. It's a lot of work, but well worth it when you see how many different groups the funds benefit. I love helping to make my community a better place!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You don't have to be a Traveler to enjoy this card

My Card Club gals were busy this month making the gate fold card I showed on my blog yesterday, plus this filmstrip card. And the easel card I'll share tomorrow.

I started with an Always Artichoke card base, and layered on a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of So Saffron stamped with World Map in Cajun Craze. I took a 2" x 4-1/4" piece of Always Artichoke and used the Spiral Bunch on both sides to make it look like a filmstrip. Then I inked up the images from Traveler in Cajun Craze, stamped them on Very Vanilla and punched them out with a square punch. The sentiment is from the stamp set Wetlands.
I CASE'd this idea from fellow SU! demo Frenchie at
Come on by tomorrow to see the birthday easel card I made!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Take a Walk in the Wild

We've officially entered fall here in the Pacific Northwest. It's not unusual to see quails, such as the one stamped above with Smoky Slate and Soft Suede markers.
This is a Soft Suede card scored 2-3/4" in from each side to leave a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" section (a regular card size). Layers of Woodgrain-stamped Smoky Slate card stock cover each side of this gatefold card, with a textured belly band of Cajun Craze.

The sentiment and the quail are from the Walk in the Wild stamp set. I used a Circle Framelit die to cut the Soft Suede circle behind the punched quail layer. This card was CASE'd from I'm adding the photo of her designs below so you can see the difference.
Walk in the Wild, Stampin' Up!, Quail, handmade card, Hardwood Stamp, Woodgrain Embossing Folder,
Cards by SU! demo Kathy Maurer

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Dies and piercing packs top this week's deals

Weekly Deals

Happy Tuesday! If you want a deal on some framelit dies and piercing packs, this week is a good one for you. To place your order, please visit my Online Store at http:/ Thanks!


Ovals Collection Framelits Die Item # 129381
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die Item # 133724
Regular Price: $42.95 US/$52.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $32.21 US/$39.71 CAN

Gold Glitz Dazzling Details Item # 133755
Regular Price: $2.50 US/$3.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $1.88 US/$2.44 CAN

Party Pennants Bigz L Die Item # 133732
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Festive Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 127857
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 129387
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 133778
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Faces I Love Swatchbook Template - Digital Download Item # 134595
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It's a Festival of Trees

Create an entire forest easily with the Festival of Trees bundle. You get a 15% discount when you buy the Festival of Trees photopolymer stamp set and the Tree Punch ($27.95 is your cost).

I adhered a strip of All is Calm Specialty Designer Paper to the left side of the card to carry on the triangular shape of the Tree Punch. The planter is Soft Suede, and the star was punched from Gold Foil paper.
We've been having some really nice weather, even with a few sprinkles of rain today, so it's been hard wrapping my head around Christmas. But I like starting Christmas cards early so I have a wide variety to choose from when I send them out in December.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Hour hits Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

Enjoy this week's Weekly Deals! Save some serious bucks by buying all of these via my Online Store at Thanks!


Sweetheart Punch Item # 133786
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Wooden Elements Embellishments Item # 132258
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Happy Hour Wood Stamp Set Item # 132013
Regular Price: $29.95 US/$36.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $22.46 US/$27.71 CAN

Label Card Thinlits Die Item # 133479
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Yippee-Skippee Wood Stamp Set Item # 131341
Regular Price: $18.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $14.21 US/$17.21 CAN

Gold 1/8" Ribbon Item # 134583
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Tangerine Tango Baker'S Twine Item # 134578
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Write Stuff Ii Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 120881
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Goin' nutty this Christmas

Honestly, I love the bold lines and look of the images in the Santa Stache stamp set. They're easy to color, and you can "pop" the mustache. The sentiments are terrific too.

This card starts with a Smoky Slate base and a 3" square piece of designer paper. It's another of my 10 designs from my recent 20-card class. I hand-cut the mustache and placed dimensionals under it. I've seen this nutcrackers in so many colors and think it looks fabulous in each and every one!
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Ho ho ho with Santa Stache

I am loving the Santa and nutcracker in the Santa Stache stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.

This is a quick and easy Christmas card with a Crumb Cake base embossed with the snowflakes. The Santa was stamped in Jet Black StazOn with Real Red applied to the hat with an aqua painter and a Crumb Cake marker used for the facial hair.
My kids are thrilled today - no school! It's a teacher improvement day, so the kids get a three-day weekend. Life is good!!! Enjoy the day.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sending good thoughts your way

I can't make a card without thinking how it'd feel to receive it. This card makes my happy! It's a great message, simple and with bright colors.

This card is Whisper White with three banners - two out of the Sweet Taffy designer series paper.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Truly Grateful wheat

Wheat always reminds me of home - eastern Washington. Nothing beats a sunset when you're in the middle of acres of wheat. It's gorgeous!

I couldn't do all Christmas cards at my last 20-card class. We needed a thank-you card, too. This one is Very Vanilla card stock with Watercolor Wonder designer washi tape and twine, the bundle of wheat from Truly Grateful stamped in Hello Honey ink, and sentiment from Petite Pairs.
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday. I'll be out and about gathering auction items from local businesses who have generously put together gift baskets and gift certificates for our 2nd Annual Fall Fling Dinner & Auction on October 4. Let me know if you want a ticket! It's a fun event.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Great discounts on a few punches, glitter and more!

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!
If you'd like to order any or all of these - along with any other SU! item - please go to Thanks!


What'S Up Punch Item # 133781
Regular Price: $16.95
            Discounted Price: $12.71

2" Circle Punch Item # 133782
Regular Price: $16.95 US
Discounted Price: $12.71 US

Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups Item # 116802
Regular Price: $2.95
Discounted Price: $2.21

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter Item # 133751
Regular Price: $4.95 US
Discounted Price: $3.71 US

Blushing Bride Baker'S Twine Item # 134577
Regular Price: $2.95 US
Discounted Price: $2.21 US

Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129984
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US

Hexagon Punch Item # 130919
Regular Price: $15.95 US
Discounted Price: $11.96 US

World Traveler Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 130066
Regular Price: $17.95 US
Discounted Price: $10.77 US