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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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Had A Horrible 24-Hour Bug

I don't want to go through all the details of how horrible I felt ... And not to get over dramatic ... but I did feel as though I was going to die or wished I would to be rid of the physical pain ... but this crazy thought came into my head not about leaving my...

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Sale-A-Bration Begins January 3, 2019

Oh my goodness!! That seems so soon!! But, by then everyone will be thinking about spring and that seems to be what Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalog is all about. And, we can't forget Valentine's Day!! There are several of my teammates at OnStage in Florida...

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Marketing My Greeting Cards

While I was having technical difficulties with my website ...  I seriously began thinking of marketing the cards I make as samples and don't send out. I thought e-commerce was a great alternative to affiliate marketing which I do with another website. And, here and at...

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Each Card Tells A Story

A number of weeks ago I became obsessed with a movie I watched. The name of the movie is unimportant for this discussion ... because I believe it doesn't have as much to do with the film, actors and directing as it did to the message I received ... maybe not the...

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Candy Cane Pouch

Being left-handed, I'm not a great fan of the envelope punch board ... but it is an excellent tool for making pouches and boxes.I sometimes have to get over myself and try my best to score with my right hand ... or turn the punch board around to do my scoring.I'm sure...

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The Snowflake Showcase is a Stampin' Up!® Exclusive Limited Time Offer!! It is quite an impressive showcase which includes: two stamp sets a thinlits dies set snowflake trinkets white velveteen sheets to give a bit of texture to your snowflakes This...

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Creating A Snowy, Icy Scene

France Martin has done an excellent video tutorial for us in how she made an icy skating surface for one of Stampin' Up!'s delightful stamp sets.I do like the Spirited Snowmen and will be using them on many of my projects this fall and through the winter...

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Enjoying The Fall Weather

It is truly delightful being outdoors on a fall day. We had a thunder storm which helped us make the transition from summer to fall. Now some fwind, but the temperatures are cooler and at night there is a bit of a nip in the air. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Strange...

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Thanksgiving Card Fall Technique

Today is overcast and rainy 🙂 Last night we had thunder showers which was quite exciting. I wrote out ghost stories for my website. It was a lovely background -- plus we desparately need the rain. This got me all in the mood of fall and thinking...

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Peek-A-Boo Fun Fold Card

Yeah, yeah, I know the featured image doesn't fit with the Peek-A-Boo Card title of this post -- but I didn't want to give away the surprise ... and I love gift bag tags 🙂 Plus, I love, love the witch's hat! So, let us proceed . . . Since it is October and we still...

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Pop-Up Card In A Box Tutorial

I'm not the type of person who begins doing research, writes my blog post and then moves on.  There are times when this is necessary, but once I get really interested in a card making concept, I need to learn more about it and satisfy my own curiosity. Some may think...

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Research Time!

I know this is a busy time of year for many who are gearing up for the holidays. My thoughts are fall and winter holidays -- Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years ... I may be thinking of Valentine's Day, I think that is still winter ... I do love making 3D...

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Wiper Pop-Up Card

Once You Figure Out The Mechanism For This Wiper Card, You Will Be Making Dozens Of These Throughout The Year For All Occasions. And the best way to learn how to design the mechanism and your card is with a video tutorial. This works with lots of different stamp sets,...

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Use Your Scraps

I'm always amazed by how some demonstrators put cards together so easily. Maybe it is that easy ... or they played around for hours putting things together. I'm beginning to think that the more we play around with our stamps and dies and designer series paper,...

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Bubble Over Soda Bottle Stamp And Die Sets

These could very easily be Halloween Party Invitations as well. I absolutely fell head-over-heels in love with the Bubble Over Stamp Set and Die Set when they came out during Sale-A-Bration, 2018. I was delighted when I discovered it was carried over to the 2018-2019...

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Barn Door Stamps And Dies

I love combining new products from the Holiday Catalog with current products from the Annual Catalog. The Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folding besides being a mouth full is also an easy and impressive means of adding texture to your card. As...

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What Do You Have Planned For Halloween?

Is It Beginning To Feel Like Fall? I was kind of getting into it yesterday . . . maybe a bit too much since I didn't add a post here . . . nor to my other websites. I was just having fun anticipating the arrival of my Stampin' Up!® order. I also got thinking of some...

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Darling Label Punch Box

You will love this Darling Punch Box Set!! And the punch is absolutely fabulous!! You can make some lovely cards using this stamp set as well as tags and decorate boxes. I think this is a definitely "must have" set to add to your craft room. Box includes: * Darling...

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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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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.
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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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