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UPDATE....UPDATE......UPDATE.....
Stampin’ Up! announced this week that they will continue to sell the Beautiful Branches bundle while supplies last.  
Incidentally, once the current supply is out, it’s gone forever and will not be included in future catalogs (there were rumors).  
You might still be able to add it to your order on September 1, but that’s a risk  I can’t advise.  

BE SURE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY....
Now back to our regularly scheduled blog post......

Borderline Buddies Thoughtful Branches

Its time for another Borderline Buddies....actually the last one for this month!  Can you believe it?  Today is the last and final day of August...Oh My!  Where did this month go? Today is also the final day to order the limited time bundle Thoughtful Branches and coordinating framelits..... Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle144328Price:$52.00 Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
Thank you. Thinking of you. I'm here for you. We have the words that you want to say. Stamp what you feel, then add a tranquil tree to complement your thoughts.
* Quantity: 23 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, d, e, h

Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies
* 9 dies
* Largest piece: 3" x 3-1/2" (7.6 x 8.9 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Use Precision Base Plate with detailed dies Being today is the final day, I suggested we use this for our Borderline Buddies Challenge.... So let's jump on up to Canad…

You're In My Thoughts - Thoughtful Branches

Tonight is my Thoughtful Branches Class.  I thought I would bring back another "oldie" technique that was done some time ago.  It's using Baby Wipes and our bottles of reinkers. Just drip some of the colors of your choice onto the baby wipe sheets (about three) and it creates a new type of ink pad.  Then all you do is ink up your stamp and stamp the cardstock.  The saying was stamped using Early Espresso ink. 
I love this look....and I think you should give it a try if you haven't yet...It's really a lot of fun...
I did a bit of layering and its as easy as that!
Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did creating it! Have a SUper stampin day! Glimmer Hugs! Susan

Weekend Wedding Card Share

Hello and Happy Monday! What a full weekend I had....as many of you know that follow me on Facebook, I attended a wedding on Saturday....and of course me being the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I do not buy any cards!  I actually cannot even tell you how much a card sells for...It's been way over 16 years since I even purchased one....and I think it is so much special when you create one of your very own. So I thought I would share it with you.  A few of the products are retired...but I love how the card turned out. Here it is..... I used the Happy Heart Embossing folder on the layered piece of Very Vanilla which is still available. I also used a retired embossing folder for the tag.  I also used Retired White Vanilla ribbon along with the gold ribbon.  The stamp set is retired as well...and I decided to emboss it with gold and cut it out layering it along with the Congratulations and then punched it out (retired punch). I'm sure you could recreate this with current produ…

It's A Paper Pumpkin BOGO Sale - Don't Miss Out!

Have you subscribed to Paper Pumpkin yet?  What?  What are you waiting for? There is a BOGO sale going on....only for a limited time! Purchase one month....receive one month for free.....Woo Hoo! Let me share with you this month's kit....you will be sorry you didn't subscribe....but don't worry...once you are a subscriber, you can go and order previous kits that you have missed....while they are available....so if you love this one...subscribe and then go ahead and order it! These are the suggested projects to create....but it just doesn't end there! You can create so many other projects with them.....and for only $20! (which includes the shipping/handling) you are receive all the materials to create the projects....PLUS.....an ink spot pad....PLUS....a stamp set.....PLUS.....a creative escape!
I loved the little wooden pieces that were included in this month's kit....along with the burlap ribbon!
Here are two more projects....the one on the left is perfect for a g…

Ho! Ho! Ho! The HOliday Catalog is coming!

Ho Ho Ho!  The HOliday catalog is coming...are you ready for it? I hate having to do this to you.....the teasing....but I'm super excited to share with you some of the projects I'm playing with. This cute little house was created using the Home Sweet Home Bundle...which is super cute. It's a bit tedious....but after the first one or two that you create......it's easier to create....and my next house I'm going to incorporate one of the new packs of DSP coming soon too! I added a little Cookie Cutter Christmas Santa to the mix.....He's a bit large for his little house....but I guess he's been hitting the cookies and milk a bit too much!  :-)

Santa is super cute....don't you think?
Here's the back.....even Santa needs a back door....just in case he needs to escape from the elves.. or the Mrs.
Here's a little video for you to see some great ideas on the Home Sweet Home Bundle https://youtu.be/X_z4wBR8Bko It's SUper cute and I know it's someth…

Cookie Cutter Meets Thoughtful Branches

Cookie Cutter Meets Thoughtful Branches I hope you aren't tired of my Cookie Cutter shares....but I just cannot seem to get enough of them! As you know, Thoughtful Branches is a limited time only (or unless SU changes their mind) that is available until only the end of this month.  I like to incorporate the "old" with the "new".....the "old" being the Thoughtful Branches and the new Cookie Cutter Halloween of course!
These little guys are so much fun to make.....just stamp, color and punch! I am also using new Designer Series Paper along with new Enamel Dots....
I added a little bit of Linen Thread tied around their neck....one but a bow...and another just a knot.
I can think of so many people I would like to send this card to.....so instead I have decided to share it with all of you.....I hope you liked it! Have a SUper Stampin' Day! Glimmer Hugs! Susan

Borderline Buddies OSW....a what?

Borderline Buddies Wednesday It's another Wednesday....and another Borderline Buddies. This week Leanna shouted out the idea.....a OSW....a What?  lol It's the One Sheet Wonder Idea....I think most of you if you have been with me for a while, have heard of One Sheet Wonders.  It's where you take a piece of cardstock and stamp on it all over kind of like making your own Designer Series Paper and then cut up the sheet and create a stack of cards....or whatever you wish to create!  It's a simple concept....and if you cannot seem to find the paper that you are looking for.....create your own!  It's that easy! Let's see what Leanna has come up with this week: http://stampingwithleanna.com Now...my turn..... Okay....so I started this post...and then was going to add to it when I created my OSW....well...phew....it was quite a project...if I must say.... So...I was online looking for inspiration and what to do and I came across a 6 x 6 OSW created by Deb Valden. Her w…

Oh Happy Day LIVE Facebook Event! - Save the Date!

Tomorrow....I'm doing a Facebook Live Event! Where at you ask?  Right in front of your computer, desktop, tablet or phone! The event takes place on Wednesday, 8/24/16 at 7 p.m. EST....did you know that Christmas Eve is just a short four months away?  And...this does make the perfect gift for someone that would like to get started with stamping or someone experienced with stamping.....young, old, newbie, experienced...it fits the bill for all! I would have posted this on Wednesday (the day of the event) but Wednesday is my Borderline Buddies Day with my BFF Leanna....so instead I thought it would be better to tell you the day before....in case you forgot....but you didn't forget....did you? You can join me on Facebook by clicking on the link on the right...my Facebook Page and then it is listed under Events.....go and check it out today...so you know where to head to tomorrow. So...what is my event about? Did you know we have the most wonderful kits in the stampin' world? …

Halloween Time - Treats....no Tricks Here!

Happy Monday! I am SUper excited about the new Holiday Catalog....I am just loving this bundle....Cookie Cutter Christmas....along with the coordinating Cookie Cutter Halloween. I am always on the look out for items from dollar stores that I can incorporate into my stamping...and guess what.....the Halloween decorations and such are already hitting the store.....and when I saw these pencils...I right away knew what I was going to do with them....Halloween treats for the trick or treaters (and my grandson's daycare friends).
These are super fun to create...although sadly the treat bags retired last catalog...but I did stock up on them before they retired....

 I have a video to share on how I created them...check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0LhAm4YlbM I hope you enjoyed them....they are super fun.... Have a super stampin' day! Glimmer Hugs! Susan

Mixed Drinks Stampin' Class

So tonight I am hosting a fun event....A Mixed Drinks Class! It's going to be a lot of fun...and if you are free, let me know....and come and stamp with me. Here's the cards which we will be creating which were inspired by Kevin Theesen....another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I used the Mixed Drinks stamp set along with the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.
I also used the In Colors Ruched Ribbon
We are also going to use the Memento Black Ink along with the In Color Markers
So..if you have no plans for Friday....come along and join us! Mixed Drinks Photopolymer Stamp Set141928Price:$21.00 Clink! Cheers and greetings! That’s exactly what this stamp set has to offer! Raise a glass and send a cheerful toast to your friends and family with this wonderful set!

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a…

Mario and Luigi Meet the Punches

So...I get the order...and I act upon it.... Travis' birthday (my grandson) is having a birthday in November....and this year we are into Mario & Friends.....so, I'm in charge of the invitations....I love it! So...I jumped right on it....and headed to my favorite inspiration spot....Pinterest! Here's what I saw and created....with a little help with another demonstrator. Like they say....the eyes have it!

Well...you cannot have Mario without...... Ta Da....Luigi
Now Mario and Luigi have been around for quite some time.....I remember them when my kids were young...but what's old is new again......
The one thing that I did learn....is that they are pretty much the same....but the mustache's are different......Guess I never noticed that before....but...well, I do now!  :-)
So...that's the start of the birthday invites...just need the details to finish them up...and we will be all set...invitation wise! Hope you liked them! Have a super Mario Stampin' Day! G…