Hey stamping friend!!  How are you?

I have to admit, I am not doing so well; last Tuesday I pinched a nerve in my back – and it still isn’t better!  Yes, I did see the doctor, and she gave me some pain medications and exercises to do, but they haven’t helped, other than temporarily.  And considering that I’m  flying off to the U.K. in 3 weeks, I need to get better NOW!  Yes, that is a bit of panic you hear in my voice.  So, I’ll be heading back for another visit, hopefully tomorrow.  Everyone keeps saying I should see either a chiropractor or physiotherapist; so why didn’t my doctor say that?  Stay tuned…

In the meantime, since I haven’t been able to sit at my crafting table (sitting here writing this post for  a few minutes is the best I can do), I thought I’d share a bit of fun from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue!

SU holiday catalogue cover

Trust me when I say – you are going to LOVE all 55 pages!!  There are so many scrumptious new Designer Series Papers, new Framelits & Thinlits, new embellishments and of course stamp sets!

For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! has given us product videos that we can share with you – BEFORE the catalogue goes live!  So over the next few posts, I’ll be sharing the videos with you, to give you a taste of what you’ll be able to order, starting on September 1st.

One of my favourite new Bundles that I’ve ordered is the Sweet Home stamp set, and the coordinating Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies.  Here’s a quick video from Stampin’ Up! that shows you how you can use these sets together as a Bundle:

Are those little houses adorable, or what?!!  I’m going to be making tons of these for craft fairs, hostess gifts, and give-a-ways to everyone I know, they’re so cute 🙂  The great thing is that you can use the stamps and thinlits together, to create and decorate a  house, or you can use them together or separately to decorate a card front or scrapbook page.

Here’s another close up of the little houses:

SU holiday catty Home Sweet Home samples

If you are a current customer of mine, you will automatically receive a new catalogue.  If you haven’t been a customer in the last year, but would like to come back and shop with me, please contact me at debsmart@shaw.ca and I can arrange for you to receive a catalogue.  If you’re new to the area, or Stampin’ Up! and don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d be happy to have you shop with me; drop me a note at debsmart@shaw.ca, and I’ll get in touch with you!


Of course, the best way to get your new holiday goodies for free, or at a discount, is to Host your own Stampin’ Up! party!  Don’t worry – these ain’t your grandma’s parties – you can choose a theme if you like (perhaps one of the suites of  products in the new catalogue, or in the Annual catalogue); you & I  will set a mutually agreeable date and time.  You bring your friends, and I’ll bring the supplies and fun!  Everyone will get to create at least 1-2 projects, and view lots more of the tools and products that Stampin Up! has to offer.

If a ‘party’ isn’t  your thing – how about a private card class?  Same idea –  you get your gal pals together for an afternoon or evening of fun, we’ll do 4 cards at $20 per person, or only $10 per person if each person orders a minimum of $25 in  products at that class.

I’m going to be out of the country from Sept.11th – Sept. 26th, so BOOK EARLY for the best selection of dates!

*Phew*!  This post has taken me 2 days to write, thanks to the pinched nerve in my back!  So I’m going to sign off now – I’ll be looking for your email to reserve your copy of the new Holiday Catalogue, and book your Stampin’ Up! Party or Private Card Class!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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