Sharks and an extravaganza!

Today is the first day of a birthday weekend for my two favorite people! My sister, Hannah is celebrating hers today while my husband’s is tomorrow. If you see them, wish them well.

Ironically enough, my sister is a huge shark fan and to my surprise on the official Stampin’ Up! blog was a shark box! One of the demonstrators from Australia posted it for a birthday bash. Cool!

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I’m going to have to investigate how this demonstrator created this shark. 🙂

Just in time for the birthday celebrations is the annual Online Extravaganza held by Stampin’ Up!



Please read ALL of the details on how and when to order, below:

  1. The event is November 21-28 only.
  2. Supplies are on a “while supplies last” basis. If you can’t redeem a product code within your order, it is likely unavailable due to supply. So order early!
  3. It is strongly advised to set up an online account and order through that method during these sales. Since it is during a holiday, I will be with family and will not be held accountable for customers not “getting items” due to supply demands. If assistance is needed, I will be available at my own convenience or you may call 1-800-STAMPUP during business hours. The SU office is closed on Nov. 24/25.

  4. FLASH SALES are on November 21 and November 28. Shipping, handling and tax will be applied separately on orders for these items on these dates. I will not be able to combine these fees to another order if you wish/must order separately or on another day.
  5. I have provided a hostess code. If you plan to order less than $150 retail, please consider entering it with your order when prompted. This hostess benefit will help me order supplies for future events.
  6. You must use the bundle item codes provided if ordering a bundle. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately. Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends. Demonstrators do not have the power to know which bundles will be transferring after the sale.
  7. Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  8. Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.
  9. Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
    • The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs
    through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
    • The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and
    runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day. These are marked clearly on the supply list provided in the link above.

 Please include this hostess code if you are ordering less than $150 in retail. Thank you!

Hostess code: FKY42J7X

OnStage 2016 in the books!

I came back from OnStage in Madison, Wisconsin, a very pleased demonstrator. The new Occasions Catalog is full of fun and inspiring creations for crafters of all stages.

I began on the journey with my swaps in tow. Gingerbread men and the sweater embossing folder on top of cards.


Waiting for my plane to arrive, I taped and stuck away! Aren’t they adorable?


I was so taken-back by the lack of a little person at my coat-tails that I fancied a gingerbread man out of the swap box and named him “Gingi” … here he is, looking out the window. You can’t catch us, we’re on our way to OnStage 2016. 😉


Upon arrival, we were given one of these sweet bags with a ton of loot inside.


The tables were decked out with the same theme and we were all set to party on!


My Super Awesome Stamper upline Shirley Merker was there with me and she also awarded her downline with paper and doilies! Thank you!!


The day was filled with demonstrations, new product debuts and most importantly, make-n-takes! Doesn’t everyone love a good make-n-take!? So many Big Shots lined the tables for these fun creations.


Tomorrow, tomorrow … is when I can share more with you … are you excited?

Ever went to a blog hop? My upline’s blog is next. Click the link below to be directed to her experiences at OnStage 2016 and then back again!


I’m BLUE…ba ba bee ba ba boo…


Paper Pumpkin is BLUE for November.

I have a feeling it is going to be filled with winter goodness…here’s the hint we got from the Stampin’ Up! peeps.

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Here it is—the special edition November box—all decked out for the holidays! We’re keeping the inside a secret, but here’s a hint: if you like the outside, you’ll LOVE the inside! Subscribe by November 10 to get yours!

Click this link to see how you can get your own kit delivered to your mailbox.

Look at the side of the box … I see snow, trees, houses … oh gosh, now I’m excited!

Here’s a look at the fun of October’s kit:


Hostess code: VENQGQ2K  

If you are ordering catalog products, please take a moment and enter the hostess code above to help out my monthly hostess! Thanks!

November 1st goodies!

Hello world!

It’s November 1st and that means there’s a few cool things happening in the happy land of Stampin’ Up! world.

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The Stitched Shapes Framelits are being released today ahead of next year’s annual catalog. That also means that until November 30th, the coordinating stamp sets  (seen below video) will be 25% off so you can take advantage of this cool deal!

Watch this video to see how your can ramp up your style with these framelits and coordinating stamp sets.

Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set, Item #141859

Regular $26.00, Sale $19.50


Blooms and Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set, Item# 141784

Regular $21.00, Sale $15.75


Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set, Item# 142049

Regular $35.00, Sale $26.25


Greetings From Santa Clear-Mount Stamp Set, Item# 143269 

Regular $19.00, Sale $14.75

Greetings From Santa Wood-Mount Stamp Set, Item# 142069

Regular $27.00, Sale $20.25


Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set, Item# 142114  

  Regular $21.00, Sale $15.75


Merry Mice Clear-Mount Stamp Set, Item# 142145

Regular $17.00, Sale $12.75

Merry Mice Wood-Mount Stamp Set, Item# 142142

  Regular $23.00, Sale $17.25


Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set, Item#  140386  

Regular $21.00, Sale $15.75


Suite Seasons Clear-Mount Stamp Set, Item#  142209  

Regular $20.00, Sale $15.00

Suite Seasons Wood-Mount Stamp Set, Item#  142206

Regular $28.00, Sale $21.00 


Tin Of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set, Item# 142180

Regular $21.00, Sale $15.75


(This item above coordinates with the Tin of Tags Kit – these sold separately from sale items above, Item# 142011)

Here’s some great ideas on how to use the 6″ X 17″ (15.2 X 43.2 Cm) Gusseted Cellophane Bags, Item# 142001  – Sold separately from sale items above.


Hostess code: VENQGQ2K  

If you are ordering, please help out my hostess by using the following code above at checkout! Thanks!

Yoo hoo! Big fall blowout …

Ever seen the Disney movie Frozen? I love the part with the shop owner when he says, “Yoo hoo! Big summer blow out!”

Haven’t seen it? Watch this clip …

Anywhoo … have you ever used the photopolymer stamps from Stampin’ Up! Did you know that there are photopolymer stamps that aren’t listed in the Annual catalog? These sets are called “exclusive” and they aren’t always seen, but while supplies last, customers have the opportunity to purchase them for half off!

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ALL of the stamps shown below are 50% OFF

the retail prices listed on the flyers!!


























Don’t forget, these are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so don’t “Let it go!” Happy Stampin’!

October promotion!

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Buy Three, Get One Free DSP!

Promotion period: October 1–31, 2016
There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this promotion.
Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks do not qualify for this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer.
Designer Series Paper purchased with Stampin’ Rewards or the Stampin’ Rewards 50%-off perk does not qualify for this promotion.
Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this promotion.

There’s always savings to be found on the Clearance Rack, too! Hurry because these are while supplies last.



World card making day!

Saturday was world card making day! 

Here’s my card …

I made another version of this for my sister-in-law and thought it would be cute paired with this beautiful DSP (designer series paper).

As a matter of fact, this month’s special is buy 3 DSP and get the 4th one FREE!

Yay for more paper!

Have a good week and take some time for stampin’.

I’m so grateful …

Autumn is here and we are winding down fair time. The air is more crisp and the excitement of pumpkin patches and hayrides come to mind.


I’ve been waiting for an excuse to use the Vintage Leaves stamp set and framelits and so I set to work.

Do you see the Basket of Wishes set behind it? You’re going to have to wait for my “harvest” post to see what I created with that set. 😉

Now, back to the leaves …

I made this for a special lady in our church. We’ve been working on decorations for a luncheon and I’m so grateful she’s included me for a second year!

I just love the colorful leaf in this card. I took the Sheltering Tree stamp set and planted a bare tree behind the leaf for more dimension. 


And what goes best with leaves? Nuts!! The Nuts about You stamp set paired with the Acorn Punch and Banner Punch really add to this card.


Throw a few candy button brads and twine and you have “fall” stuffed in an envelope.


It was so easy, too! Just enough time to swing by the neighboring pumpkin patch, Brookfield Pumpkins.


I’m sure with October quickly approaching we will be visiting many festivals and patches.


Let’s make a deal.

Remember that game show? It was so fun to watch, wasn’t it? Well folks, there’s no games being played here … there’s some serious deals goin’ on in the Clearance Rack and the Special Offers sections.


Click on the image to shop!

While you are shopping, take a look at this month’s special offers page, too!


Click on the image above to shop!

I just put out my fall decorations today. I am sad to see summer leave, but love the colors and nice weather fall brings. Grab some goodies from these super-saving sections to make in time for your holiday gatherings!

Card classes at Moxley’s!

Don’t miss our holiday-themed (Christmas) card class on Saturday, Oct. 22nd fro 2pm to 4pm! Call the shop at the number below or message me on Cheesencrafters: Andrea Haines, Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Facebook page to reserve your spot!

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I will be doing 2 cards that are Christmas themed. One is of the Santa Claus you see in the flyer. The other will be a hearth with a wreath or sash-type design OR your choice of a mason jar globe card. I’m going to be throwing in some embossing powder for a more detailed look!

The $10 (plus tax) class fee will be applied the day of the class or you can pre-pay by visiting the shop.

I will also have prizes and a bonus item for everyone since its holiday themed and well, we all love gifts this time of the year. We would love to have you, see you then!

Never been to the shop? Here’s an article from the Frederick News Post highlighting Mark Moxley and his wonderful shop with multiple vendors:


FALL THEMED CLASS in the books!

Saturday was another one of our card classes at Moxley’s Wooden Bowls and Handcrafted Items! Fall was in the air as we made some harvest-themed cards with attendees. Here’s some photos of the cards we made and the fun we had making them!


And of course, we always have so much fun making the cards that I forget to take more pictures! Here’s a shot of the cards. 🙂


Thanks to everyone for coming out the class, see you at the shop!