Monday, June 2, 2014

The New Catalog is here!!!

 So excited!!!  The new catalog goes LIVE today at 2 pm eastern time!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy Anniversary!!!

I got this stamp set as a gift at Leadership last January and never even used it.  What a shame!  I decided to wet it with some ink a few weeks ago when I saw a sample on Diana Gibbs' blog.  Lo and behold, this stamp set made it into the 2014-2015 catalog!!!  (So excited about that, can you tell???)  

Anyhow, Hello, Sailor is the perfect stamp set for us since Randy served in the US Navy for 24 years.  We have weathered through the roughest of storms together.  Today is our 21st anniversary : )

This is one of the cards that I will be making at my Stamp and Lunch class at Rocko's Pizzeria today at 11 am.  Local peeps, come and check it out!  Bring a new friend to class with you and you'll get to make two sets of cards!

After my class, Randy and I are off to Pittsburgh to watch the Pirates game. Hope it doesn't rain!

Stamps: Hello, Sailor   Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Smoky Slate, Pacific Point
Accessories: Big Shot, Banner Framelits, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Banner punch,white gel pen

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 21, 2014

List of Retiring Products is here!!!

The list of retiring products from the Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Catalog is now available!  Take a look here! For the first time retiring stamps will be available until supplies last! From today until the 25th Stampin' Up! is offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING with every purchase - large or small.  Contact me today to place your order.  Or better yet - to ensure you get the items you want - order from my online store using this hostess code:


I'm off to organize my stamps -- and to fantasize about what new goodies will be in the 2014-2015 Catalog!!!  Only seven more sleeps and I get to go to the Catalog Premier!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Get FREE shipping on everything (excluding expedited orders) April 21-25! The lists of retiring products will be available on April 21, so you can take advantage of free shipping by ordering all your favorites right away! 

I will post the list of retired items as soon as they become available. You can visit my web site on April 21st to see it here.

I opened a hostess code, so you can take advantage of this offer and have all of your retired items delivered right to your door  -- at no added cost to you!!! The code is:

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Exctiting News!!! Project Life Joins with Stampin' Up!

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

You can start ordering these products on May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products!

I am so excited to check out this line of products. I have to admit, I have been out of the scrapbooking loops because frankly, it is overwhelming to me! When I learned about this concept, I thought WOW I think I can do this and keep up! Want to join me?

Here are the items you'll be able to purchase on May 1st:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Refill Kits are Available!!!

Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber???  Well, if not, here are some good reasons to sign up now:

  • You'll get a free set of In color markers if you sign up by Feb 28th.  Only TWO days left!!
  • The monthly kits are so fun to receive; it's a wonderful surprise each month!
  • The value has been increased quite a bit so they're even better than before!
  • If you are a subscriber you have the opportunity to purchase more kits or refill kits.  So stock up on your favorites!
Here is a short video of what current subscribers got in their kit for February:

Paper-pumpkin-kits-patty-bennettHere are the refill kits:

Kits are so easy --  no thinking or planning!  They are perfect for gift-giving or for just a few hours of relaxation. Check out all the kits that are currently available here.
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Lots of Updates!
A whole batch of items have been added to the Clearance Rack including my favorite kit, the Artisan Embellishment kit.  It can be yours for only $3.99!

And check out these weekly deals:

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Monogram Yourself

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):
  • Address stamp
  • Thank you
  • From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
  • From the kitchen of
  • Made with love
  • This book belongs to
  • From the desk of
  • Just married
  • Save the date
  • Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)
Coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (item 119860). Clear Block B (item 117147) recommended. Purchase separately. Available in photopolymer only.

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
Stampin' Up! just announced the release of a new card kit.  It will be included in the new annual catalog in June.  But you can get it now!  Here are the details:

Why get your cards at the store? You’ve got 20 cards at your fingertips. They’re thoughtful, they’re beautiful, they’re handmade, and they take just minutes to make! The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit contains everything you need (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for a variety of occasions. 

The kit is excellent for people who are just getting started as papercrafters, and also makes a great gift!
The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pad)
* Full-color instructional brochure

Here is what the stamps look like:

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Time to Sale-A-Brate!!!

Earn FREE, exclusive products during Sale-A-Bration, our annual sales event with perks for shopping, hosting a party, or joining Stampin’ Up! You can take advantage of all Sale-A-Bration has to offer from January 28−March 31.

Make sure you don’t miss out on your FREE gift with each $50 purchase! We’ve made it easier than ever to get your free gift; just order one of our Sale-A-Bration bundles and then pick your exclusive gift!

One new item that made its debut today is the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.  It’s coming in our 2014–2015 annual catalog, but we have a limited supply available now. The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. (item 132657)

Don’t forget to order the brand new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders that just came out in the Occasions catalog so you have everything you need to start creating with your new machine.
  • Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132970)
  • Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132187)
  • Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132971)

If you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all three of the new folders, you will qualify to get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift. We highly recommend the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 133520)! (You must order before March 31, 2014 to qualify for the free gift).

Check here for more bundled ideas.

Contact me today to get in on the action!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

25th Anniversary RemARKable Blog Tour - Best of Sale-A-Bration!

Welcome to the last installment of the RemARKable Best of Blog Tour. It's hard to believe that the whole year of the "Best of" has come to a close.  All along I was wondering how Stampin' Up! would wrap it up.  Of course, Sale-A-Bration is the biggest promotion of the year, and those exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp sets have always been a treat. So what better way to end this series than with a Best of Sale-a-Bration set!

Item 134393

Here is what I created for this tour:

I used coordinating markers to ink the stamp set.  I added a rhinestone in the center of the flower to give it a little bling.

I alsolutely love the Sale-a-Bration designer paper this year!  There are so many exciting colors and patterns to choose from in one single pack of designer paper.  As I was playing with it, inspiration came to me from a card sketch.  Thus, this card was born!

Next up on the RemARKable Blog Tour is Tamra Davis.  Click on the image below or go to to see what wonderful projects Tamra has created for you to see.

Here is a list of all the participants in case you get lost or want to check back:

Crystal Kondo
Anne Matasci
Maria Pane   http://www.stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.comAndi Potler   http://www.absolutekreations.comMichele Reynolds   http://www.inspirationink.typepad.comSharon Tisdale
Janet Wakeland

Friday, January 17, 2014

Free Markers!!!

From now until February 10, 2014 New Paper Pumpkin subscribers will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with your Welcome Kit.

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it. Make sure to choose me, Susan Carlson, as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to join.  Any questions, please contact me and I can help sign you up.

I got to see a few of the next few months kits while I was at Leadership.  They are so cute!!!

The Fine Print
  • This special offer is only valid for new subscribers.
  • Customers must sign up at or contact me directly to assist them.
  • The markers will be sent with your Welcome Kit.  No coupon code is required. 
  • Anyone who signs up for a Paper Pumpkin membership during the promotion dates will get a set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers.
Happy Stamping!