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Peace on Earth

This is one of Tracy Swift's get out of jail free cards..... What there's a Stampin Up jail? There is when you are four swap cards behind! But Tracy redeemed herself with this and three other adorable cards, and now she is free to sign up and swap cards with the club gals once more!

So funny! We have so much fun at card club. Sure wish you could join in on all the fun. Its at my home in Cloverdale Indian in my messy studio the 1st Thursday of every month and the 2 Wed of every month. Contact me if you live close and would like to join in on the fun. It only $12 bucks for an evening of laughs, snacks and beautiful art work made by you.

Tis the Season

Are you jolly yet? I am, I am almost done shopping and that should make anyone happy right. I am not almost done baking, wrapping, giving, planning or sending cards. But the dang shopping is almost done and that exciting in my book! Thanks Bev Massengale for this great card from the hostess special stamp set she earned in Oct.

Year End Sales Event

You know what happens when Stampin UP announces "while supplies last"..... yep it is gone super freaky fast! Like Jimmy John's freaky fast sandwiches. Like the Flash! It's uber fast - gone like the wind before we even have time to think...
So don't think, don't wait....
Get what you want when you want and don't wait till you can't get it.

I know all good things much come to an end as my Nana would always say... I hated that as a kid... and still do today. I don't' think good things should ever end, but in the eyes of Stampin Up... that means no more new stuff would come, and new stuff is a good thing. 

 Here are a few of my favs that are saying goodby
Detailed Gate Thinlits Dies* 144669
Price: $30.00

*This is a last-chance item and is available while supplies last. After January 2, 2018, it will no longer be available.

Christmas Quilt Photopolymer Bundle* 146026
Price: $45.75

Year Of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper* 144640
Price: $13.00

Merry Café Photopolymer Stamp Set* 144965
Price: $17.00

Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder* 144686
Price: $7.50

Painted Harvest Photopolymer Bundle* 146021
Price: $33.25

There is more, so click on the link to see everything.


Being sick during the holidays is no fun. But having handmade cards ready to send to those who may experience the yuck's, will sure help them to feel better.

I love the new Merry Cafe' stamp set   it is soooo stink'n cute. There are lots of ways to use it, and it coordinates with the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies set too.... Woo Hoo!

How cute are these card samples. LOVE THEM!


Lets get back to some Christmas stamping. If you haven't noticed this stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, ya got to go check it out! Wow it is really a great stamp set. Trees are a stampers best friend, they make for all cards great especially for the men in our lives.

This is not just for Christmas, however the greeting kinda are, but this tree will get a lot more mileage for men, sympathy, thanks, thinking of you and more. And the best part, its just $17, and its see though photopolymear!
Season Like Christmas can be ordered here, just click.
This sample from the annual catalog shows the new embossing paste was added to look like real snow on the tree. Oh love it!

Falling Leaves

With the closing of the season, well it feels like it anyway in Indiana! We have had unusually colder then norm temps lately, and I am so not ready for it.... but ol' man winter is a coming and I hear it is going to be a snowing and colder winter then last year.

I had to get one more fall card in, as we are not done eating the turkey yet, so hold on Santa lets have the grateful.... or is that greatly full belly of turkey and pumpkin pie first.

I needed a sympathy card, here lately I need a basket full of sympathy cards, as the Lord is taking a few of His and my beloveds home. It has really been and kinda continuing to be a hard last few months on friends and family members.

I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set bundle to create this special card. Just click the link to go to the order page for the bundle.
I cut the vanilla card stock for the base at 5"x11, then score it at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2" along the long (11") side of the base.

I folded on the score lines, making tight creases.

I then used a stampin sponge to rub on So Saffron ink.

Then stamp the leaf images in Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke Ink.

The greetings are stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink.

I then glued the a very thin line of glue down the flap and bottom edge to create a pocket on the inside of the card to hold the book marker. Do not use the SNAIL or tape, as it is to thick and the book marker will not slide in and out easily.

I used the 1/2" circle punch to punch a half circle for the finger slot in the center of the pocket top edge.

The book marker is cut to 5 1/2"x 2" from vanilla card stock, and then I punched the tag topper at the top, tied on the ribbon and once the glue is dry, slip the book marker inside the pocket.

This make a really lovely card for any occasion, that calls for a little extra special something.

Ordering this as a bundle with the dies saves you 10%.