Deals, Deals and Even MORE Deals!


Just when you thought the deals were over - they're back, and there's even more of them!

Starting Today - Thursday December 1st through January 3rd 2017, there are literally HUNDREDS OF DEALS to be had! 

Here are the details:

Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you! 
Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Read below for promotion rules and information.


• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017 
• All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of MY ONLINE STORE
• Year-end closeout items may be added to all order types: workshop, customer, and online. 
 Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. 
Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time. 
• High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning 
January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price. 
Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
        • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, 
          after which they will be only available while supplies last. 
        • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last. 
         Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items 
          will be discontinued after January 3. 

Here are the lists of Retiring Products:




To print off your own copy of the entire list of Retiring Products – some at reduced prices up to 50% – click the link below:


Be sure to check out the CLEARANCE RACK in my Online Store, as well!  You can combine these great deals with the other deals from the Retiring List, as well as any other products from the Annual and Holiday catalogues.

Due to the Accessories and Clearance Rack items being  ‘while supplies last’  only, if those are on your shopping list, your best chance of getting them is to ORDER THEM RIGHT AWAY, ONLINE in my STORE.  That way, you can see in real time if they’re available, and adjust your order if needed.  The retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until Dec. 21st; after that, they are ‘while supplies last’.  Just keep that in mind, when planning your order – or your wish list for your family! 🙂

That’s it for now!  Please be sure to get your order in as soon as possible; I’d hate to see you miss out on a great deal!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Watercooler Wednesday Special Fold Challenge

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Welcome back, stamping friend!  I hope you’re having a great week, and are ready for a new challenge!

This week, the wonderful Gail Allen is our host, and she has set the bar high for us – with a Special Fold Challenge!


That’s right-time to show off your talents!  You choose the colours and the theme – as long as you use a special fold, you’re in!  I cannot wait to see what you create – I’m betting there will be a LOT of incredible cards that I will be adding to my ‘must make’ list 🙂

I stayed with the season, and created this Double Z Fold Card with a Christmas theme:

WWC96 santa's sleigh

Well, I just couldn’t resist!  We have this fabulous Bundle of Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies (save 10% by purchasing the Bundle!) – and I just had to make the reindeer pulling the sleigh 🙂  Not much more iconic for Christmas time, is there?

I used the Thick Whisper White cardstock for my card base, as I knew I was going to have a lot of add-ons.  I stamped the reindeer in Soft Suede ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  The trees were stamped in Garden Green onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock; the presents were stamped directly onto some scrap pieces of Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper.

For the sleigh, I didn’t do any stamping, but die cut the sleigh from Real Red cardstock, and the overlay from Gold Foil Paper.  The shine in real life is lovely!  Of course, I used the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot to die cut the reindeer and trees, as well; Paper Snips made short work of the presents.  Oh – I also stamped some bows onto Real Red cardstock in Real Red ink, and die cut those, as well.  This Thinlits die set has everything you need, and more, to deck out Santa’s sleigh.

Before attaching any of the pieces, I used the snowflake image from Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set and stamped them in Versamark ink.  I then covered them in Clear Embossing Powder, and heat set them with my Heat Tool.  I decided that I wanted to add some sparkle, so I used my Dazzling Details and added some to the snowflakes, as well as the trees.

In this next picture, you can see better the Double Z Fold:

WWC96 Santa's Sleigh

I added a star to the top of 1 one the trees by die cutting it from Daffodil Yellow cardstock, again using the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies.  I added a Mini Jingle Bell to the first and last reindeer, tieing them on using the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine.

WWC96 Santa's Sleigh

So, I didn’t fit all 8 – or 9- reindeer onto the card; I didn’t want to make it too squishy for them!  We can just pretend that these reindeer are waiting for the others to join them.

To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set in Real Red ink, directly onto the card front.  The 2nd panel of the card was left empty, to write a message to the recipient.

I hope you liked my card – I’d love to read any comments you care to leave for me!  Now, I hope you’ll head over to the Watercooler Wednesday blog page, to see the incredible folds the rest of the Watercooler Artists have created – you’ll want to click over to their blogs, to see the full cards when the fancy folds are open!  Even us design team members have to wait!!

Be sure to link up your card for the challenge – I’ll be looking for you!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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These fabulous prices won’t be repeated, so don’t miss out!  Here’s what you can order:

Special Bundle: Flurry of Wishes stamp set & Snow Flurry Punch – Bundle #146008 – sale $39.60 (regular combined price of $49.50)

Bell Punch – #141846 – Sale $14.10 – regular price $23.50 (40% OFF!)

Big Shot Magnetic Platform – #130658 – Sale $31.85 – regular price $49 (35% OFF!)

Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack #141657 – Sale $7.50 – regular price $12.50 ( 40% OFF!)

Remember there’s also tons more items for sale, from 10% to 40% OFF – click on the link below to see the entire list, or CLICK HERE to go to my online store, and see the product pictures as well.



These stamp sets are on sale at 25% OFF until November 30th:


You can create your own SPECIAL BUNDLE PRICING by combining the Hang Your Stockings stamp set (#142114 – sale $19.50) at 25% off, with the Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies (#141841 – sale $28) for a combined sale price of $47.50 – that’s a savings of $11.75 over the Bundle price of $59.25 in the Holiday catalogue!!

The ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA SALE ENDS TODAY!  Your order must be in by 10 pm PST tonight – so don’t miss out on these great deals!  Either ORDER ONLINE using Hostess Code JDGVNB2E, or contact me directly to place your order.

Happy shopping, my stamping friend!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, or to place your order.

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Support Small Business Saturday


Did you know that today is ‘Small Business Saturday’?  It can be easy to miss, being sandwiched between the big ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ deals – which now seem to last for at least a week, if not more!

Did you know that every Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – including yours truly – is a small business?  That’s right – we do sell Stampin’ Up! products, we are all independent businesses.

So, whether you shop today, on Small Business Saturday, or not, I appreciate your support all year long! 🙂

Not to be outdone by the ‘other sales’ – of course we have our own incredible deals going on right now, from Stampin’ Up!

We have the amazing 25% OFF SELECT STAMP SETS – until November 30th:



Then we have the terrific ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA, until Monday, November 28th.
On Monday, you can take advantage of these amazing DOORBUSTER SPECIALS:
To see the entire list of sale items – from 10% to 40% OFF – click on the link below
Or, CLICK HERE to go to my online store; once there, click on the ‘Online Extravaganza’ link in the right sidebar.
Either way – there are a ton of great deals to be had – all for you!
And don’t feel guilty about shopping for yourself at this time of year – give  your list to your family or friends who usually shop for you – and let them do the shopping!  Just give them my contact info to shop online, by email or by phone!  Just remember – they only have through Monday Nov. 28th 10pm PST for the Online Extravaganza, and Wednesday Nov. 30th 10pm PST for the 25% OFF Stamps
Thank you, dear stamper, for supporting my small business – today, and every day! 🙂
Until next time – happy shopping!
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WWC95 – Watercooler Wednesday

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Welcome to another edition of Watercooler Wednesday challenges!

I hope you’re in a creative mood, because this week is Libby’s turn to host, and she has decided that the challenge will be ‘Anything Goes – Masculine Theme’:


Since I’m still in Christmas mode (yes, I know – it’s still over a month until Christmas! but trust me – I’ve been creating for Christmas for the last 1 1/2 months!), this is what I came up with:


I love these Santa hats! 🙂  They’re so quick & easy to put together using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch, too.

I punched the main hat part from Real Red cardstock, and used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for the brim and pom-pom.  I glued the brim on using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and Glue Dots for the pom-pom.

I used a panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and glued on a piece of the striped pattern from the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper, then attached the Santa hats using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the card base, I embossed the Emerald Envy cardstock using the Cable Knit Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder.  I love the deep texture this folder creates; by lightly misting your cardstock with water before embossing, it allows for the deepest embossing, without damaging the cardstock.

After embossing, I layered the panel with the hats, and added the sentiment underneath.  (the sentiment is from a retired stamp set Christmas Bliss).

This card came together nice & quickly – which is great, if you want to make a lot of them!  I hope you’ll check out the rest of the designs by the team; just head over to the Watercooler Wednesday blog page, then link your card for the challenge!  Remember – anything goes, as long as it has a ‘masculine’ theme!

To order any of the products used to make this card, just click on the images below!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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PCCCS220 – Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

Welcome, friend, to another weekly challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

This week we have a sketch challenge for you – I think you’ll like it!


I put on my thinking cap, and this is what I created:


PCCCS220 greetings from santa

I’m on a roll with Christmas cards right now, so I stayed with that, and used the Greetings from Santa stamp set on this card.

I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits dies and the Big Shot to die cut the 3 small squares from Whisper White cardstock.  Then I stamped the reindeer image on each one, in Smoky Slate ink.  (you can probably see that I need to pay more attention to the ‘front’ and ‘reverse’ sides of the stitched die cuts – oops!)  The greeting is also from the Greetings from Santa set, again stamped in Smoky Slate onto Whisper White cardstock.

On a panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, I glued a piece of patterned paper from the Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper.  On a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Emerald Envy cardstock, I randomly stamped the snowflake image stamp in Versamark ink, then heat embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.

I attached the embossed Emerald Envy cardstock to the Cherry Cobbler card base, then added the DSP panel.  I glued on the 3 reindeer images and the sentiment, then added a piece of Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape to the upper right side of the card front.  I tied 2 of the red Mini Jingle Bells together with a piece of the retired Silver Metallic Cording, then attached them and a bow to the card, using Glue Dots.

It was fun using this stamp set in a different way; I hope you like it!  Please feel free to leave a comment, and let me know what you think 🙂

Now, I hope you’ll check out what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration – head on over to the Paper Craft Crew blog page, and that’s also where you’ll find the link to add your card to the challenge!

Until next time -happy stamping!

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Here’s To Cheers!

Happy Tuesday, stamping friend!

I hope you’re enjoying your day; here in Vancouver, B.C. the cold, wet weather has set in – I got pretty wet when I was out running my errands – and that was with using my big umbrella!  I love my big umbrella; it’s big, almost as big as a golf umbrella.  What makes it special is that it’s gorgeous when you open it up – I bought it a few  years ago in Seattle, when my BFF and I were down for a long weekend.  We went to the Chihuly Glass Museum, which is totally amazing (you can see my post about it HERE), and when we were in the gift shop, I saw these umbrellas.  Totally uninspiring when closed – they’re basic black – but when you open it up, the inside is a photo-realistic canvas of one of Dale Chihuly’s amazing glass sculpture displays!   It looks kind of like this – this is a zoomed in picture of one of his hanging sculptures.

Chihuly glass sculpture

It never fails to make me feel better on a cold, rainy day 🙂   If you’re ever in Seattle, the Chihuly museum is a MUST SEE for your list!  It’s right next to the Space Needle, so you can’t miss it.

But I digress!  The reason for this post is that I wanted to share some more about some of the items that are on sale this week, in the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA.

In yesterday’s post, I pointed out a couple of Bundles that you could create for yourself, and save even more money!  One of them is the Here’s to Cheers stamp set, and the Cheerful Tags Framelits.  By buying them both during this sale, you’re saving an extra $10.55 (clear mount) or $11.50 (wood mount) over the bundle pricing in the catalogue!


su-heres-to-cheersSale price $28(wood mount) or $20 (clear mount)


Sale price $28.70

Just because they’re called Cheerful Tags Framelits, doesn’t mean you always have to use them to make tags!  They’re great for using on cards, or other projects, too!  And the Here’s to Cheers stamp set can of course be used on cards, memory keeping pages, napkin rings, wine bottle tags – your imagination is the limit!

In case you’re feeling a little stuck for ideas – here’s a video from Stampin’ Up!, to show you how you can use these 2 great products:

Pretty cool, am I right?  And of course, the Gusseted Bags are on sale as well – only $8.40, from $12!

To order these items, you can click on the images below to go directly to my online store.  Remember – this sale is limited time only, so don’t miss out!

You can see the full list of all sale items – from 10% – 40% OFF by downloading the PDF file below:
To see pictures with prices of each of the sale items, you can click on my signature below, then click on ‘Online Extravaganza’ in my store.
Have fun shopping- and be sure to come back tomorrow, for my Design Team cards for the Paper Craft Crew and Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!
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Hello stamping friend!  Are you excited about the Online Extravaganza that started today – especially with the Doorbuster Specials?!  It’s awesome when Stampin’ Up! creates bundles for us that aren’t in the catalogues – then offers them ON SALE! 🙂


Everyone loves a sale, am I right??!

Well – how about creating YOUR OWN SPECIAL BUNDLES?

While our Extravaganza is on from today, Nov. 21st until next Monday, Nov. 28th, this is also the final week for the Stitched from the Heart sale!  That’s right – you can combine the Stitched from the Heart stamps that are on sale with the Online Extravaganza sale!  Win-win!


Do you see that the Hang Your Stockings Photopolymer Set (#142114) is on sale for $19.50?  Well, in the Online Extravaganza, the Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies (#141841) are on sale for only $28!!  That gives you a combined total of only $47.50 – which is $11.75 LESS than the current Bundle price in the Holiday catalogue!  Woot!!  Many thanks to my eagle-eyed customer Mary for noticing this awesome deal! 🙂

Also in the Online Extravaganza, you can create your own Bundle with the Here’s to Cheers stamp set; sale price $28 for wood mount, or $20 for clear mount – that’s 20% off regular price.  However, you can also get the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies at 30% Off – only $28.70!   So, buy the clear mount stamp set with the Framelits, and save $10.55 over the catalogue bundle price, or buy the wood mount stamp set with the Framelits, and save $11.50 over the catalogue bundle!  While your at it, you may as well purchase the 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cello Bags (#142001) for only $8.40 – and you’ll still be saving money!

The Christmas Pines Photopolymer stamp set (#142049) is in the Stitched from the Heart sale for $32.25; you can buy the lovely Pine Bough Embossing Folder in the Online Extravaganza for only $7!  They are a wonderful compliment to each other.

I hope I’ve helped you with your decision making – I know it’s tough, when there’s so many great products on sale!

ORDER NOW before supplies run out!!

Just CLICK THE IMAGES BELOW to go directly to my online store – use HOSTESS CODE JDGVNB2E, or contact me to place your order for you.





Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza starts Monday, Nov. 21st, and it’s kicking off the week with extra special, limited time DOORBUSTER SPECIALS!


These specially created Bundles, and special pricing are for MONDAY ONLY – so don’t delay!  Here is the pricing:




Along with the Doorbuster Specials, you can  also add any of the other sale items, which are 10%, 20%, 30% or 40% OFF!  Have a look at what’s on sale:





To see and print out your own list, simply click the link below:


Keep in mind that some of these items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – so don’t delay – ORDER TODAY!


When ordering online, please use Hostess Code JDGVNB2E.  Of course I’m happy to place your order for you – just contact me right away, especially if you want one of the Doorbuster Specials.

Okay stamper – get that list ready, and hit the ‘order’ button! 🙂  You can order at the extravaganza prices after 11:05 pm (Pacific Time) tonight – Sunday Nov. 20th!

This is the perfect time of year to stock up on your supplies, or get the perfect present for your crafting friends!!

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Make Your List & Check it Twice!

It starts on Monday, but you can get ready for it now!


Why wait for Black Friday, when you can start on Monday with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza?!  There is a whole range of products that will be on sale, from 10% – 40% OFF!

The fun kicks off on Monday, Nov. 21st with special DOORBUSTERS, including Extravaganza only Bundles, put together just for this sale, for Monday only!  The sale continues all week until Monday, November 28th, when there will be a NEW round of DOORBUSTERS, just for that day.  Products noted with ** or *** are only while supplies last – so don’t wait if you want them!

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA PDF LISTING – Click this link to view the full list, and you can print out your own copy.

Here is a copy of the listing:







You can see that there are A LOT of great deals to be had – just in time for Christmas gift-giving, or adding to your own stash!  Here’s a TIP – make your WISH LIST, give it to your friends and family, and if they order from me, I’ll even wrap the gifts! 🙂  

STAMP AND CREATE CHRISTMAS WISH LIST – click this link to download & print out your very own wishlist!  My contact information is already on it, so it will make life so easy for your family & friends to fill your Christmas wishes 🙂

The quickest way for you to order is online through my store – CLICK HERE – and use Hostess Code JDGVNB2E.  Of course I’m happy to place your order for you – just send me an email or give me a call!

Okay – I’ll leave you to get your list started!  Until next time – happy stamping & shopping!

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