Sunday, December 31, 2017

Santa's Suit Christmas Card - December Card Club

Here is one of the cards we made at my Card Club this month featuring the Santa's Suit Bundle (Santa's Suit Stamp Set and Santa Builder Framelits Dies).  I made three sample cards and they are slightly different.  Not sure which one I like most:)

I like the peeking Santa in the back on this card.  His face is colored with Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker.  He is so cute...

I brought my Santa to the front and added his beard on this card.  His coat and pants are colored with Smoky Slate (light and dark) Stampin' Blends Markers.  I also colored a small Rhinestone with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Marker for the mittens.  I love the idea of coloring embellishments with any color of Stampin' Blends Markers!!! 

This Santa's Suit Bundle is one of my favorites in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and am so sad that it's retiring....  There are only a few days left to grab it while supplies last!!! 

Supply List
Stamps - Santa's Suit
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Merry Music Specialty DSP
Ink - Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Blends Markers (Ivory, Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler), Rhinestones, 7/8" Striped Ribbon
Big Shot - Santa Builder Framelits, Holly Embossing Folder, Quilt Top Embossing Folder

Thank you for stopping by today.  Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Swirly Snowflakes Christmas Card - Card Club

Hello Stampers!  Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  My family and I had a Merry WHITE Christmas.  I didn't particularly ask for it but got it anyway...and it's still very white here as you can see it below. Brrrrr....

Here is one of the cards we made at my Card Club featuring the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle (Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set and Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies).  Although this bundle will not be available as a bundle after January 3, I am so glad that these products have survived from being retired.  Very pretty!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Snowflake Sentiments
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Gold Foil
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Gold Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy
Big Shot - Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Monday, December 11, 2017

FREE SHIPPING TODAY ONLY & Santa's Suit Winter Wonder Embossed Card

What a nice surprise from Stampin' Up!  One last chance to give you an exciting offer before the holidays!  We are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders for 24 hours only. 

FREE SHIPPING runs from 12:00 am, December 11 to 11:59 pm (MT).  Enjoy!!!

Click HERE to visit my Online Store

Santa Suit Winter Wonder Embossed Card


I am having so much fun creating adorable projects with the Santa Suit Bundle (the Santa Suit Stamp Set and the Santa Builders Framelits Dies) and the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder.  I was so surprised and sad to see them on the Holiday Catalog retiring list. 

The Santa's Suit Stamp Set comes in photopolymer.  The transparent nature of photopolymer stamps makes it easy to line up images for precision placement.

To stamp these images I used the Momento Black ink for the outlined images and Cherry Cobbler ink pad for the bold images.  I also used the Ivory Stampin' Blend for Santa and the Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend for the pants.  So fun!!! 

The background Shimmery Paper is embossed with the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder.  So pretty!

Supply List
Stamps - Santa's Suit
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Merry Music Specialty DSP
Ink - Momento Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Blends (Ivory, Smoky Slate), Rhinestones
Big Shot - Santa Builders Framelits, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Click HERE to see the Holiday Retiring products at my Online Store. 

Click HERE to see the Holiday Discounted products at my Online Store. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Stamparatus Update - Reserve Yours TODAY!!!


The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes.  It was amazingly popular so we have decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process. 

The second reservation window will remain open from December 5-30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive and not close the window until December 30, 2017.  

Please note the following changes:
  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse.  Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5-30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).  
  • Reservation limit - one reservation per customer
  • This is the last chance to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.  
  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5, 2017. 
Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Year-End Sales Event and December Workshops

It's that time of the year again!  The Holiday Catalog retiring product list has been released along with a Year-End Sale.

  • Retiring items from the 2017 Holiday Catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Excess items from 2017 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit - or purchased with Stampin' Rewards - at the promotional price.  
  • Due to high remand for retiring stamps, we will keep producing retiring stamps until December 21 (not accessories - accessories are only while supplies last).
  • ALL BUNDLES are retiring.  A bundle is where you save 10% on those products when purchased together.  However, some of the products are NOT retiring.   So if you want to save the 10%, order NOW.  For instance, the Painted Harvest BUNDLE is retiring.  However, both the stamp set and the punch will remain available. 
  • Order Deadlines (Online) - January 2, 2018 by 11:50 PM (MT)

Click HERE to see it all in my Online Store.  Or click below to select each category.

December Workshops

We have a slightly different schedule than normal during this busy holiday season.  Here is a list of my upcoming workshops.  If you are local and would like to come to any of these classes, please contact me.  Space is limited.  I might squeeze in one or two more classes, so stay tuned!
  • December 5th (Scrapbook Club - Hostess Code 6W934TCJ) at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
  • December 6th (Wed Night Card Club - Hostess Code NVKCRF9U) 
  • December 12th (Tuesday Night Card Club - Hostess Code S637UJU3)
  • December 13th (Wed Morning Card Club - Hostess Code 4TGFY3QY)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ready for Christmas Scrapbook Pages

Hello Stampers!  We made these cute scrapbook pages at my Scrapbook Club workshop earlier this month featuring the Ready for Christmas Stamp Set and the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies

I love how this Christmas tree turned out to be and it was fairly easy to put it together.  Here is how you can do it:
  1. Stamp the tree image on Garden Green card stock in Garden Green ink and die cut the stamped image.
  2. Cut a strip of Early Espresso card stock for a tree trunk and adhere it to the stamped image.
  3. Die cut 6 branches using Garden Green card stock.  Starting from the bottom adhere one branch onto the stamped image with Fine Tip Glue Pen.  
  4. Take a piece of Gold Cord and wrap it around the tree.  Secure the ends with tape.  
  5. Decorate the tree with ornaments and a Gold Glimmer star!  
The Ready for Christmas Stamp Set is packed with cute images!  I stamped them in Momento Black ink and colored them with Stampin' Blends.  So fun!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Ready for Christmas
Paper - Real Red, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Quilted Christmas DSP, Red Foil, Red Glimmer, Gold Glimmer
Ink - Momento Black, Real Red
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Blends, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Gold Cord, Quilted Christmas Ribbon
Big Shot - Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Christmas Staircase Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday FREE Shipping & November Big Shot Class

Happy Cyber Monday everyone!   Hope you enjoyed our Online Extravaganza Sale last week.  I am super excited to tell you we are not quite done yet....  We are offering 24-Hour FREE SHIPPING on all orders TODAY!  It's a great time to get those items you have been wanting and save that extra cost of shipping.  This doesn't happen often so I hope you can take advantage of it today.

FREE SHIPPING runs from November 27th, 12:00 AM to November 27th, 11:59 PM (MT).  

November Big Shot Class - Ready for Christmas Card

Here is one of the projects we will be making at my Big Shot class this month featuring the Ready for Christmas Bundle.  Isn't it so cute?  You can go ahead register online now.  Please note space is limited and the online registration will automatically close when it's full. 
  • Date - November 29th (Wednesday)
  • Time - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Place - Meg's Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Class Fee - $5 per person (Please bring your basic tools and adhesive)
  • RSVP - Please click HERE to register online.  You will receive a confirmation via email once your registration is complete.
Supply List
Stamps - Ready for Christmas
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green, Gold Glimmer, Silver Foil
Ink - Momento Black
Tools and Accessories - Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake Light/Dark, Pink Pirouette Light/Dark, Night of Navy Light/Dark, Smokey Slate Light/Dark, Cherry Cobbler Light, Bronze)
Big Shot - Christmas Staircase, Holly Embossing Folder

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza Starts TODAY!!!

Our annual Online Extravaganza is finally here!  This year we are kicking it off with the 24-HOUR STAMP SALE!!!  Select stamp sets are 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

More Extravaganza excitement!  Now through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end November 26, 11:59 pm (MT)

 Click HERE to view the 24-Hour Stamp Sale items

I am thrilled to see the 6" x 17" Gusseted Cellophane Bags are 40% off during this promotion.  We made this beautiful candle gift set in my Painted Harvest class yesterday. 

  Click HERE to view the 40% off items

My pick in the 20%-30% off category is definitely the Watercolor Pencils.  It's a great time to try them out. 

 Click HERE to view the 20%-30% off items

Click HERE to view the 10% off items.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Introducing.... the Stamparatus!!!

Hello Stampers!  I am back from the Stampin' Up! OnStage (convention) in Salt Lake City and have a lot to share with you.  I am so excited to FINALLY be able to tell you about this brand new product - the STAMPARATUS!!!  I have known about it for quite a long time as serving as one of the L2L members but I was sworn to secrecy!   In fact, I got to be part of developing this amazing tool.  I can't wait to get one and start playing with it!!!

This innovative stamp placement tool will change your stamping life!!!  You will fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!!!

Why do YOU need one?
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp - no need to start over!
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using REVERSIBLE plates!
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with ADJUSTABLE stamping plates and precision placement.  
Product Details:
  • Compatible with Stampin' Up!'s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 REVERSIBLE plates; a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price - just $49.00 USD

Here is a video from Stampin' Up! introducing how this new tool works and some of the awesome features:

How to Get Yours:
  • This is something new and different.  You can be one of the first to get it by RESERVING it.  
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.  
  • Reservation will begin at 2 pm (MT) on Thursday, November 16th.  
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.  
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility.  When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct. 

Reservation Windows and Available to Ship:
  1. Nov. 16-30, 2017 - Ships approx. Feb. 1, 2018
  2. December 5-30, 2017 - Ships approx. March 19, 2018
  3. January 15-30, 2017 - Ships approx. April 15, 2018

How to Reserve your STAMPARATUS:

Normally you order Stampin' Up! products through the online store.  In this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the STAMPARATUS page which will take you to the reservation page.  Simply follow the following 4 easy steps to finish your reservation:
  1. Enter your credit card information.
  2. Click RESERVE.
  3. If you want to cancel, click cancel and your reservation will be removed from the system.
  4. A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox.  

To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account.  To create one, click Create Account on the online store. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are as super excited as I am about the Stamparatus!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Painted Harvest Gift Set Class

Hello Stampers!  I am super excited to offer my Painted Harvest Gift Set Class this holiday season.  Have you ever wanted to make handmade gifts for your friends, coworkers, and family members?  But no time and too much work?  Or you purchased the stamp set but don't know where to start?  This is a great opportunity to finally do it!!!

Come and learn how to make an assortment of five beautiful handmade cards, decorate an acetate box for your cards and envelopes.  You will also learn how to stamp on candles too.  You will receive a 4" Apple Crisp Pillar Candle from Sequim's finest Full Moon Candle Co.!  Their candles are amazing!!!  Click HERE to visit their website to see their high quality candles.

Class Details:
  • Date - November 19th (Sunday)
  • Time - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Place - Meg's Stamping Studio (Sequim, WA)
Class Projects:
  • 5 all occasion cards including an Eclipse Card
  • gift box for your cards and envelopes
  • candle and gift packaging
Class Fee Options:
Please note each option includes a package of Touches of Nature Elements.

Touches of Nature Elements (#144216, $6.00)
  • Class and Painted Harvest Stamp Set - $55
  • Class and Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp set and Leaf Punch) - $68
  • Class Only - $30 (all materials and candle) - select this option only if you already have your own Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Leaf Punch.  
    Leaf Punch
    Painted Harvest Stamp Set
Add-On Options:
If you would like to make additional projects at home, I will be happy to provide materials for you. 
  • A set of 5 cards and a gift box - $10 each (please specify quantity)
  • Gift packaging for candle - $3 each (please specify quantify)

Supply List (What to Bring to Class):

The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is very unique stamp set and offers many different ways to enjoy its beautiful images.  This is done by using different ink color combinations and techniques.  In order to complete your projects in a timely manner, please bring your Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leaf Punch, and ink pads along with your basic tools and adhesive.  Please RSVP by November 11th and let me know if you need to purchase the stamp set and/or punch, any ink pads prior to the class.  The following colors were used to make my projects:
  • Crushed Curry (or Daffodil Delight)
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Cajun Craze
  • Early Espresso
  • Crumb Cake
  • Garden Green
  • Lemon Lime Twist
Class Registration - Please register by November 11th.  Please note that the online registration will automatically close when it reaches the capacity.  Please email me ( if you wish to be placed on a wait list or possible another class. 

Click HERE to register online. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please feel free to contact me ( with any questions.  Have a great day!!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Tags & Trimmings Stocking Card Trio

Happy Friday everyone!  Here is one of the make and take projects we made at my recent holiday open house featuring the Tags & Trimmings Bundle in the Holiday Catalog.

I had so much fun designing these stockings using the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies!  And it was so easy to assemble all the pieces and I love the detailed stitching too.  This die set is available as a bundle with the Tags & Trimmings Stamp Set
Tags & Trimmings Bundles (Bundle and SAVE)
#146061  $60.25 (wood-mount)
#146062  $53.00 (clear-mount)
I paired the Crumb Cake and Real Red stockings with the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  For the Old Olive stocking I used the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper
How about the new Quilt Top Embossing Folder?  I think it a perfect match!

For this card I used the Holly Embossing Folder.  I really like how it turned out. 

Supply List
Stamps - Tags & Trimmings
Paper - Crumb Cake, Real Red, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Quilted Christmas DSP, Merry Little Christmas DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink - Archival Basic Black
Big Shot - Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Holly Embossing Folder

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!