Sunday, December 9, 2018

Year-End Closeout Sale

There are tons of amazing deals on sale right now.  They include retiring products from the Holiday Catalog AND a few excess inventory items from the annual catalog too.  The items from the Holiday Catalog are available while supplies last so don't wait too long to get your favorite items!!!

Click HERE to download the 2018 Year-End Closeout List.

Don't miss out on these amazing deals.....

  • Christmas Traditions Punch Box is 40% off at $27 (includes stamps, punch, 2 ink spots, block in a pretty tin can)
  • Bright Copper Shimmer Paint & Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint are 50% off.  $4 each
  • Big Shot Embossing Mats are now $10.50 (regular $15)
  • Red Rhinestones are $6.30 (regular $7)
  • Red Distressed Card Tin is now $6.17 (regular $9)

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Happiness Surrounds Card - November Card Club

Hello everyone!  I can't believe today is the last day to take advantage of the Snowflake Showcase Promotion.  I am not quite ready to say goodbye to these exclusive products.  How about you?

Today's card was created using the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set and the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.  I really like this stamp set!  It's very versatile and is so fun to mix and match with the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.

For the base of the flower embellishments, I die cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with the largest snowflake die and then trimmed off all the diamond tips with my Paper Snips to make it a non-winter design.

I love stamping on a piece of wood texture designer paper.  For this card I used a pattern from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and cut to 4" x 5-1/4".  Using the Stamparatus I stamped the medallion and the small flower images several times in Mint Macaron ink as shown above.

To make it easy to stamp these flowers in my class, I made a template for the Stamparatus.  Instead of moving your stamp on the Stamparatus, you will need to move your paper as indicated on the Stamparatus Grid Paper.

Follow these easy steps:

Step 1  (Blue) - Line up your paper with the BLUE rectangle as shown.  Stamp the medallion and the small flower image as shown below.

Step 2 (Yellow) - Move your paper to the YELLOW rectangle.  Carefully ink the half of your stamp and stamp the medallion image once.  Rotate your paper to stamp on opposite side.

Step 3 (Red) - Line up the top left corner of your paper with the RED line.  Stamp the medallion and the small flower images.  Rotate your paper to bring the bottom right corner to the RED line, and then stamp the medallion and the small flower images as shown below.

Step 4 (Orange) - Line up the top right corner of your paper with the ORANGE line.  Stamp the medallion and the small flower images.  Rotate you paper to stamp on the bottom left corner of your paper.

To finish my card I stamped some flowers on Petal Pink Card Stock using Poppy Parade ink and then die cut them using the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.  Two large flowers are layered with die-cuts and then embellished with Gold Faceted Gems.  I also die cut some leaves and stems using Gold Foil Paper and Old Olive Card Stock.  So pretty!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Snow Is Glistening Christmas Card - Stamparatus Hinge Technique

Hello Stampers!  Here is one of the projects we will be making at my Big Shot Class this month.  This gorgeous snowflake card was created using the "Stamparatus Hinge Technique".  One of the stamps from the Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set was actually designed to be used for this technique.  Let me tell you it was so easy to get it all lined up perfectly!!!

I absolutely LOVE the Snowfall Thinlits Die Set!  It is packed with 20 beautiful die cut designs and you can layer them together or use them alone.  The set also coordinates with the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set.

November Big Shot Class
If you are local and would like to attend the class, please register below.  Online registration is now open and will close automatically when it reaches the capacity.  Please note space is limited.  Hope to see you there!!!

  • Date - November 28, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Time - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Place - Meg's Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Class Fee - $5 per person
  • What to bring - Basic tools and adhesive
  • RSVP - Click HERE to register online.  You will receive a confirmation via email once your registration is complete.  

Supply List
Stamps - Snow Is Glistening
Paper - Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Galvanized Metallic Paper, Shimmery White Card Stock, Vellum Card Stock
Ink - Coastal Cabana, VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - Silver Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stamparatus, Sponge Daubers, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
Big Shot - Snowfall Thinlits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Stamp & Cruise Cyber Sale - Book by December 3rd, 2018

Hello Stampers!  I am super excited that our new Stamp & Cruise adventure with my team has been well responded and many of you took advantage of the previous promotion (the 3 for Free).  Don't feel bad if you totally missed it.  I am happy to announce we have another great opportunity to offer you the same promotion thanks to Princess Cruises.  This time it's called "Cyber Event - Enjoy 3 FREE Perks" and is available until December 3rd, 2018.

I have created a special page "Stamp & Cruise 2020" on my blog.  Click HERE to learn more about the cruise.  When you are ready to book your trip, please contact Annette at 253-988-3801 (9 am - 5 pm PST).   To register for the Stampin Retreat, please email me (Meg Holland) at  Please note space is limited.

Please feel feee to contact me with any questions!  It's going to be a BLAST!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Online Extravaganza Sale Happening NOW - November 23-28

Hello Everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Our annual Online Extravaganza promotion started yesterday.  This year's promotion is a little bit different from past years - Six Days. Three Sales.  One Spectacular Promotion!!!

Promotion Details:
Online Extravaganza is run for 6 days.  During this time, there are three, 48-hour sale featuring a selection of products from the 2018-2019 annual catalog - all at 10% off!

Each 48-hour sale features two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc).  When one sale ends, the next sale begins.  By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!

If you like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, visit my Online Store (click on SHOP NOW).  Each sale is given its own category, which contains all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale.

November 23-24 - Paper & Embellishments

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Specialty Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon & Twine
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

November 25 - 26 - Stamps & Kits

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

November 27-28 - Tools and Ink

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits & Thinlits
  • Ink pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Additional Details:
While discounts are available for most items, some exclusions apply.  These non-discounted items include -but are not limited to- the following products:

  • Host stamp sets
  • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
  • Big Shot
  • Stamparatus
  • Bundles - will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
  • Item quantities are limited.   Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirely of each 48-hour sale.  

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Snow is Glistening Card - Frost White Shimmer Paint

Hello Stampers!  Here is one of the cards we made at my Card Club workshop this month featuring the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set and the Snowfall Thinlits from the Snowflake Showcase Exclusive Collection!  

To make this card we started with a piece of Whisper White Card Stock (4" x 5-1/4") and applied Night of Navy ink using the Sponge Brayer which is my new favorite tool to make an ombre background.  This takes a little bit of effort to keep rolling the ink onto the card stock.  I wanted to have the bottom of the card stock fairly dark to show off the sentiment well.  

Next when the card stock is dry, we applied Frost White Shimmer Paint using a Sponge Dauber as shown above.  Let it dry or use the Heat Tool.

When the paint is completely dry, we heat embossed these beautiful snowflakes with the Silver Emboss Powder.  Make sure to rub across paper with the Embossing Buddy before stamping to prevent extra powder from sticking.  Also stamp the largest snowflake in the center of your paper so that it will align with one of the flourish snowflakes.  We also embellished it with the Snowflake Trinket.

I love these beautiful snowflakes!!!  We used the White Velvet Paper (I'm sorry to tell you that it's sold out now) to die cut the flourish snowflake die and two of the small snowflakes.  We used the Shimmery White Card Stock to die cut the largest snowflake.  So pretty!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Snow is Glistening 
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Shimmery White, White Velvet Paper
Ink - Night of Navy, VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - Sponge Brayers, Sponge Daubers, Silver and White Emboss Powder, Snowflake Trinkets, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Big Shot - Snowfall Thinlits Dies

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Stamp & Cruise Opportunity

Hello Stampers!!!  I am super excited to announce my new adventure with my Stampin' Up! Team!!!  We are hosting a Stamp & Cruise to Mexico in March of 2020!!!  We have done some team events in our local area and now we are taking it to the Mexican Riviera with a help from one of our Team Members, Annette!!!  She is the owner of Texanna Travel and has been specialized in cruises for many years.  We are so thrilled to have this opportunity to do some fun crafting while visiting fantastic destinations in Mexico.  We are hoping many of you could join us on this exciting adventure!

Cruise Details:
  • Dates:  March 7 - 14, 2020
  • Destinations:  Mexican Riviera (Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta), Round Trip from Los Angeles, CA
  • Cruise Line/Ship:  Princess Cruises, Royal Princess
Cruise Pricing (per person based on double occupancy):
Please note that the following prices are available until Nov. 18th, 2018 (inventory controlled) in addition to the 3 for FREE Promotion offer.
  • Inside Stateroom - $879.00*
  • Balcony Stateroom - $909.00*
  • Premium Balcony - $1,009.00*
  • Mini Suite - $1,219.00*
   * Port Charges additional $120.00 per person

3 for FREE Promotion Offer (available until Nov. 18th, 2018)
  1. FREE Stateroom location upgrade - any cabin within the category
  2. FREE Gratuities - all gratuities per person included up to 4 passengers.
  3. FREE Onboard Credit - $50 (Inside Stateroom) or $100 (Balcony/Premium Balcony/Mini Suite)   
Cruise Booking:
  • Cruise must be booked with Texanna Travel
  • Contact Annette at (253) 988-3801 during business hours (9 am - 5 pm PST)
  • $100 deposit required per person
  • Balance due by December 1, 2019 (you may make payments or pay in full by December 1, 2019)
  • Cancellation Policy - Please contact Annette for more details.  You may cancel your reservation by December 1, 2019 for a full refund.  
Stampin Retreat - Classes, Goodie Bags, Door Prizes & Endless FUN!!!
Join us for 3 sea days (and more) of fun crafting experience!!!  Attend classes, work on your own projects, enjoy make-&-takes and more!!!  Please note space is limited.

  • Registration Fee - $150.00 per person (class fees/supplies included). Due by February 7, 2020
  • How to register - After booking your cruise, please email me at  I will contact you to confirm your reservation.

Things to Know:

  • The cruise prices shown above are being offered until November 18, 2018.  We believe these prices are a great deal!  You may book your trip after November 18, 2018; however, these prices may not be available after Nov. 18, 2018.  
  • The 3 for FREE Promotion is available until November 18, 2018.  
  • To lock your cruise price with the 3 for FREE Promotion, you must book by November 18, 2018.  

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.  We hope to have many crafters onboard with us on this exciting adventure!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Snow is Glistening Meets Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

Hello everyone!  I am having so much fun creating beautiful cards using the exclusive Snowflake Showcase products!  To make this card I paired them up with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  Isn't it gorgeous?

I love stamping on wood texture paper!  These gorgeous snowflakes are heat embossed with the White Emboss Powder to give more texture look.  So pretty!

I also added some snowflake die cuts using the Snowfall Thinlits and the new White Velvet Sheets. The largest snowflake die cut is embellished with the Snowflake Trinkets.  Absolutely stunning look!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Snow is Glistening, Dashing Deer
Paper - Whisper White Card Stock, Wood Textures DSP, White Velvet Sheets
Ink - VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Snowflake Trinkets, Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon
Big Shot - Snowfall Thinlits Dies

Happy Stampin'!!!

Snowflake Showcase Promotion Starts TODAY!

Happy November everyone!   I'm super excited about the new and exclusive Snowflake Showcase products!  These exclusive, limited-time only products are available starting November 1st until November 30th or while supplies last!!!

The Snowflake Showcase products include the following:

  • Snow is Glistening Photopolymer Stamp Set (#149742, $21.00)
  • Happiness Surrounds Photopolymer Stamp Set (#149744, $17.00)
  • Snowfall Thinlits  Dies (#149692, $39.00)
  • Snowflake Trinkets (#149620, $8.00)
  • White Velvet Sheets (#149619, $5.00)

Snow is Glistening Stamp Set
Happiness Surrounds Stamp set

Snowfall Thinlits Dies

Snowflake Trinkets

White Velvet Sheets
The Snow is Glistening Stamp Set is perfect for Christmas but can also be used for many winter occasions.  The Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set is great for any occasion but it still works with the Snowfall Thinlits Dies!!!  It's so clever and makes these thinlits dies very versatile!!!  Love it!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Spooky Sweets Halloween Scrapbook Page, Halloween Luminaria, Cards & Treat Box

Hello Everyone!  Halloween is almost here.  Are you ready for it???  Here is a scrapbook page we made at one of my monthly club workshops.  I used to have a monthly scrapbook club for years and we made many different kinds of scrapbooks.  Now this same club has switched over to a sort of "Anything Goes" Club and hostess gets to pick a type of project each month.  So lately we have done several Stampin' Up! kits, a technique called "One Sheet Wonder", a home decor, and etc.

We also made this Halloween Luminaria in September and had so much fun.  I got an idea from the Dashing Deer Luminaria in the Holiday Catalog (see page 9).  I am going to CASE that soon:-)

I couldn't pass another Halloween without the Cat Punch:-)  And those pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper make it perfect for Halloween!

This was a super fun card to make with the new Shimmer Paint!  I stamped on a piece of Vellum Card Stock with the Frost White Shimmer Paint using Sponge Dauber for my background.  I really like how it turned out on the Vellum Card Stock.

Making a treat box is so easy with the new Takeout Thinlits Dies!  I love this coffin treat box for Halloween!  So fun and perfect!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!  Have a fun Halloween everyone!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Elves Technique Workshop using Stampin' Up! Stamparatus & Bonus Project

Hello everyone!  I finally put together an advanced technique class using the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus.  These cards are super adorable and the techniques are fantastic!  Possibilities are endless.......

Class Details:
  • Date - November 4th (Sunday)
  • Time - 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
  • Where - Meg's Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Class Fees - $25 per person including 2 Stampin' Up! Blends Alcohol Markers (Dark Poppy Parade and Dark Shaded Spruce). 
  • RSVP - Click HERE to register by October 28th.  Space is limited.
Class Projects:
We will be making 2 cards focusing on learning advanced techniques using the Stamparatus.  I also have a bonus project that I will show you two great techniques.

Have you wondered how to stamp several images perfectly in a circle?  You can do that easily with the Stamparatus and it's so fun!!!

And these elves are so adorable!  For this card I will teach you how to make a template for your Stamparatus.  You will go home with your own template so that you can make more at home!

My next card was a challenge for me because I wanted the truck to pull these carts but the stamp image is actually facing in opposite direction and the bar that connects from the cart would not work....:-)

Look carefully at the stamp image of the truck from the stamp case on the left.  My stamped truck on the card is facing the other way.   Pretty cool???  For this card I will show you how to mirror an image using the Stamparatus.  It's really awesome.  You are welcome!

Here is my bonus project featuring two great techniques!   Have you wished you had the right size of Framelits?  Me too!!!  For this card I will show you how to change the size of a die-cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

You can't tell from this picture but these cute elves wobble on the card!  I have to give credit to Monica Gale, a super talented UK demonstrator, for her wonderful inspiration.

Here is a quick video for you!

Happy Stampin'!!!