Christmas: Gingham Style!

I’ve been mulling over how to use Gingham for Christmas (and the Friday Mashup challenge) and this is what I came up with this morning:

Card Recipe (All Supplies from Stampin’ Up!):
Stamps: Best of Christmas Stamp Set (Item #134384)
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler card stock, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (129310)
Accessories: Christmas Ornament punch (132152), Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (132135), Linen Thread (104199), Big Shot (113439) and Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984)
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So Glad

Oh, Anne! She’s my kindred spirit 🙂
Know what else is great about October? Stampin’ Up! specials bigger than a giant pumpkin!
Party More. Get More.
And here’s the “Best Of” Christmas set, available in my store now!
But hold on to your hats, because there is MORE! 
For 2 weeks only (starting on October 7th) you can join Stampin’ Up! for JUST $25!!!
You read that correctly…only $25!
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, SU! is offering this amazing opportunity for 14 days…and it’s a wonderful chance to get your feet wet and see if our “family” is a good fit for you 🙂
I will be sharing more about this offer as the time draws closer, but CIRCLE October 7th with RED pen on  your calendar!

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Employees, Envelopes, Autumn & Miracles

When there is a holiday at the beginning of the month, I seem to start off slower than usual! It was a lovely Labor Day, and it got me thinking about workers that often go unthanked…so here’s a shout out to a few of the people who keep things running smoothly so my life is easier: To those who work in Utilities (including waste management, keeping us clean) THANK YOU! People who keep my lights and internet working, WAHOO! And those unsung heroes that plant, weed and harvest so I can eat, YOU ROCK! Seriously, my life would suck without you (hmmm..that could make a great song…)

On to September Stampin’ New & Noteworthy!

Envelope Punch Board

And here is the “Best Of” Autumn stamp set available now:

Butterfly Bundle

You may have heard that our beloved CEO and co-founder of Stampin’ Up! Shelli Gardner was in an accident last week. I am so grateful that it wasn’t worse and that she is on the road to recovery! Her husband has “hacked” into her blog and you can follow the story HERE (starting on August 31, 2013)
It always amazes me how small miracles add up and reveal the arm of the Lord in our lives. As a whole SU! community, we are appreciative that her life has been spared and pray for her speedy healing.
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{Awe} -inspiring, -some, -gust

Welcome to {Awe}gust and just wait until you see what SU! has in store: It’s {Awe}some!

Let’s start with the Holiday Catalog:
2013 Holiday Catalog

Oh, will we be having fun with these products this fall! Would you like your own Holiday Catalog? Just ask and I’ll give you one.

Next, we have the August “Best Of” stamp set which is the Best of Halloween!

Remember that for every 6 “Best Of” sets you purchase through March 2014, you can choose a FREE stamp set of your choice (up to $14.95 value). Save those 25-year proof of purchase stickers!
And finally for today, these new products (Thinlits Card Dies! were the envy of everyone who won Prize Patrol at convention…now you can order them, too! I’ll also be teaching a class in August where you can come try them out, so watch for more details to come. 

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Best Of 25 Years and Clear Stamps!

Each month of 2013, Stampin’ Up! introduces a “Best Of” stamp set which includes images from the best of our stamp sets in the past 25 years PLUS a new image never seen before. The March stamp set is the Best of FLOWERS (Item #133342) :

These stamp sets are available through March, 2014 and each set is just $14.95! 
To download the January “Best of Birthdays” stamp set flyer (item #132929), click here 
To download the February “Best of Love” stamp set flyer (item #132987), click here
These sets are available in Clear Mount, so you will need clear blocks to use them and the suggested blocks are listed on the flyer.
But wait, there is more…
When you purchase 6 of the “Best Of” stamp sets this year, keep the Proof-of-Purchase stickers and

attach them to this form and submit it to Stampin’ Up! for a FREE STAMP SET (up to $14.95)

To order “Best of” Stamp Sets, simply go to my online store (and don’t forget to order your clear blocks, if needed).

And in other Stampin’ Up! news for March…check out our new Photopolymer CLEAR STAMPS:

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All the Single Stampers (Put a Stamp On It!)

All the Single Stampers (All the Single Stampers!)
All the Single Stampers (All the Single Stampers!)
Put your hands up!
Down at my desk, it’s just such a mess
I’m doing my creative thing
I wanna send a card, but it’s so hard
Cause I need something that screams SPRING!
I up to see, there’s two or three
My demonstrator has ’em
Just want ONE, now it’s all done
She sent it right to me!  
Cause if you liked it then you should have put a stamp on it
If you sent it then you should’ve put a stamp on it
I’m not mad because I have put a stamp on it
I know you’ll like it now that I have put a stamp on it!

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For your enjoyment, here are the newest SINGLE STAMPS available for purchase through the end of March (clear mount only, clear block not provided):
And here’s more good news:  
As part of Stampin’ Up!s 25-year anniversary celebration, we’re bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, and will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image and is available in clear mount for just $14.95 (clear blocks not included)
Check back every month for a new “Best of” Set!
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.  Here is January’s BEST OF set:

What’s more, if you are a collector of classic stamps: Get a FREE stamp set for every 6 Best of stamp sets you order! Just print off one of these and adhere the special sticker that comes with each Best of set to it and mail it in when you have purchased 6: