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Exciting Times With New Stampin’ Up!® Products From The New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

And now, the New 2018 Holiday Catalog with new selections for your fall and winter crafting projects.




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Fall/Autumn 2018 Has Arrived!

Fall Has Finally Arrived!! It is definitely time for me to see what my friend Ray O'Bannon has for us over at RavensBlight. I'm thinking something festive for a centerpiece on my banquet table for my Halloween Party. Of course Ray never lets me down . . . ...

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Takeout Treats Bundle

I love bundles with thinlits dies that make a box -- in this case a "takeout" box. The box measures 2-1/8" x 1-3/4" x 2" when finished. This bundle has 15 rubber stamps and 8 thinlits dies. What more is there to say? Perhaps a video tutorial is in order . . . Takeout...

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Going Beyond Expectations

I was watching a YouTube Video by Pootles from the UK who was sharing "swaps" she received from her team. I was absolutely blown away by the detail given when making "swaps" for their particular event. I'm sure they made 25 to 50 of them, but they did not skimp on the...

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Trees, Trees And More Trees

I absolutely love, love the Winter Woods Bundle And . . . the video to the right absolutely cracked me up!! Stampin' Up!® is having too much fun!! Seriously, wooded scenes work well for your holiday cards -- yes, including Halloween and Thanksgiving -- it's not just...

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I’m Just A Paper Crafter

Paper crafts are for everyone. Especially when it comes to using Stampin' Up!® merchandise. I just completed placing an order. I had Bonus Codes from last month to redeem. So, I decided to place an order and get all the products I wanted but didn't order during the...

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Getting Creative With Your Card Making

I'm a firm believer in mixing stamp sets, die sets, punches, designer series paper, embellishments, etc. in order to make fun, unique and creative cards for all occasions. Stampin' Up!® has much to offer in their 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, plus they launched their 2018...

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Making Christmas Bright Bundle

I do love this Bundle. I love the way you can string the lights to make a lovely colorful card. There is also another stamp set that coordinates with the punch and gives a wider variety of "bulbs" you can use throughout the year. Stampin' Up!® truly did think ahead...

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Spirited Snowmen Stamp Set

I may seem to be jumping all over the place -- which I am. There are so very many great stamp sets available for you to purchase from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. I love snowmen and this stamp set with the Spirited Snowmen has truly tickled me -- I absolutely love the...

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Birthday Cards

I don't know about you, but I sometimes feel as though I make more birthday cards than any other cards throughout the year. Then I think about the holidays and the number of cards I make and send . . . but not all of them are original and unique for the person. So, I...

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Anticipating Autumn

As Autumn is approaching, I'm thinking of falling leaves, pumpkins, harvest . . . a bit of a nip in the air. Perhaps it will still be a bit warm here in Southern California, but it is time to begin thinking of celebrating fall in all of its colorful goodness! There is...

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Harvest Fairs

I don't know if you have Harvest Fairs in your area . . . In my area it's a County Fair, but the concept is the same -- more or less . . .  I was watching a video about a Harvest Event which included a Pumpkin Pie Bake Off . . . You may have seen this Hallmark...

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Halloween Fun!

I may be getting a bit "batty" with the 2018 Holiday (Fall/Winter) Catalog! I have a couple of Video Tutorials to share with you -- with a Halloween Theme . . . One is getting a "spooky sky" and the other is a fun "treat bag" you can give family and friends. I like...

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Festive Farmhouse Suite

I'm continuing with the country theme started yesterday, but this time it includes Christmas!! I absolutely fell in love with the old pickup truck with the pine tree -- all freshly cut to set up in the farmhouse as the family Christmas tree. Can you just image the...

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Country Lane Suite

This Suite is from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and I absolutely love it. Although I was raised in a big city and didn't necessarily get into the "country life", I find I'm drawn to it -- perhaps from another life . . . or from hearing the stories of the "good ol' days"...

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Reindeer Punch Art Card

I Love Punch Art I was getting into fall holiday cards . . . But we do need to gather ideas for making some fun Christmas Cards . . . And, let's not forget Thanksgiving . . . It is never too early to start making them -- the more ideas you gather and the more samples...

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Stampin’ Up! Ink Pads

When Stampin' Up! Revamped Their Ink Pads And Color Palette, Many Independent Demonstrators Decided To Get All New Ink Pads . . . But I knew Stampin' Up! would have their new color assortment available to purchase -- maybe not all of the ink pads match, but why waste...

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2018 Holiday Catalog

This makes shopping fun, quick and easy for me. I've found the Holiday Catalog to be full of exciting bundles, stamp sets, kits and lots of extras. It is truly a joy to leisurely go through the catalog and check out everything. I've found that even when I've done...

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Tomorrow Is A Big Day!!

It is the launch of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog!! I'm not even going to show the cover of the catalog yet -- it will be posted tomorrow along with a PDF link hosted by Stampin' Up!® Of the extra catalogs Stampin' Up!® brings out, besides the Annual Catalog, I...

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A Little Bit About Sharon

I enjoy blogging, collecting antiques and paper crafting with Stampin’ Up! products. I lean toward the “vintage” style of paper crafts and I get a kick out of making 3-D projects and pop-up cards. I believe everything I make has a “story” behind it — either true or imagined . . . but mostly true. I think we do put a bit of ourselves in everything we create — this is what makes paper crafting and crafts so important and meaningful to us and to those who receive them.  I’d love for you to leave a comment on a post you liked or send me an email with questions about Stampin’ Up! products or joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. You can contact me at:

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Want To Add More Fun Into Your Life?

As an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator my life is filled with happiness!!
You may think that is an exaggeration, but if you love paper crafts, then you’ll understand that this is what I do — Play with stamps, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, framelits and thinlits dies, punches . . . and the list goes on and on and on . . .
I buy, use and share Stampin’ Up!® products.
I enjoy making cards, boxes, bags and other projects for special occasions and no occasion at all. For me, it’s all about having fun. And the real fun is giving away cards to total strangers when I’m out running errands. I randomly pick people or I leave them where others will find them. It is priceless how wonderful this makes me feel to brighten someone’s day.
I’ll take some to the hospital or nursing homes. This is where many need to receive a card to let them know there is someone thinking of them.
Join in the fun! Read my blog and see if making cards would be something that would bring a bit more fun into your life.



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Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog

You will definitely want to buy the new fall and winter selection of merchandise available for creating new cards and other projects this holiday season.

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