Hello there, my stamping friend!  Boy, it’s good to be back home 🙂

Don’t get me wrong; I had a wonderful two weeks in England and Scotland; I visited with family, did a lot of sightseeing and enjoyed myself; but to paraphrase Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz – there’s no place quite like home, is there?

Back with the rest of the immediate family (the trip was just me and my  youngest son); back closer to immediate family and extended family and friends; and of course back to business and you, my wonderful stamping friend and customer!  I do hope that you continued to visit my blog posts, and the 2 weekly challenge posts for both the Watercooler Wednesday and Paper Craft Crew Design Teams, as I did work and schedule these posts ahead of my trip.

Let me tell you – I may have been on holiday, but Stampin’ Up! sure hasn’t!  I have a LOT of news to share with you, and it’s all good, and money saving!  So I  hope you’ll stick with me to the end of this post, because there’s lot of good promotions coming up 🙂


That’s right – World Card Making Day is coming up this Sunday, October 1st!  Of course, we in the crafting industry can’t just celebrate for one day, so we take the whole week to not just celebrate, but to shop and create!

Stampin’ Up! is offering a number of Essentials on sale during October 1st – 5th – have a look:


These are essential that you can use all year long – but get them on sale for 5 days only!  I know I’ll be stocking up on my cardstock – and look at that – the Envelope Punch Board is 25% OFF!

And the Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit – this Kit is amazing – have a look at what it contains:

Kit includes
* 16 card bases and envelopes
* Printed tin box with lid, 6-3/4″ x 4″ x 5-3/8″ (17.2 x 10.2 x 13.7 cm)
* File tab dividers
* Printed die-cut images
* Die-cut Designer Series Paper and vellum
* White cardstock tags with gold foil print
* Washi tape
* Baker’s Twine
* Sequins
* Gold paper clipsCoordinating colors:Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Dapper Denim, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
make it on your own with these additional products:
* Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set
* Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, and Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin’ Pads
* Fast Fuse Adhesive
* Mini Glue Dots
* Stampin’ Dimensionals


Ready for the next great Sale?


This sale coordinates perfectly with the Oct. 1st – 5th World Cardmaking Day sale – coordinate your sale cardstock with this fabulous Designer Series Paper Sale!

Buy ANY 3 of the listed Designer Series Paper, and GET THE 4TH ONE FREE!  Two of the selections are in the new Holiday Catalogue, perfect for your Holiday projects and Christmas Cards!

Here is a picture of each of the papers; each one is a clickable link to my online store, so you can take a closer look at each of the patterns:

SU paper pumpkin BOGO

Time is running out!!  You only have until October 10th to sign up for your Paper Pumpkin subscription – pay for the first month, and get the 2nd MONTH FREE!

It’s easy peasy to sign up – just click HERE, and you’ll be taken to the sign up page.  This offer is for new subscribers (you must have a valid email address that hasn’t been used before for a Paper Pumpkin subscription).

Did you see the current Paper Pumpkin kit, for September??  Oh my gosh – it’s adorable, and perfect for giving out Hallowe’en or party favours!


Now, when you sign up for your Paper Pumpkin, the first kit you’ll receive is for October – not the kit above.  But – want to know one of the PERKS about being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber??  You get to order PAST KITS, AND REFILL KITS!

That’s right – no need to be sad because  you won’t receive this fun candy-tube kit; once you’re a subscriber, you can order the Refill Kit! 🙂  (I was so sad, because I was away, I had put this month’s kit on hold – meaning I skipped this month.  But – then I remembered that I could order the Refill Kit, and use my own stamps, and I was happy again!)

Also – each month, Stampin’ Up! puts out a video on how to use the Paper Pumpkin kit; both following the directions as planned, and also offering alternate ideas!  Here’s the video with Carrie showing us fabulous alternate ideas for the September kit – in case you need more ideas!

How fabulous are those ideas?!  Since my boys are grown up, and we don’t get many children to our house on Hallowe’en, I’m definitely going to be using my kits for Christmas and New Years! (yes, I said *kits* – because I’m ordering at least 2!  There are stockings to fill, and table gifts to make, you  know!)

Well – I  hope I  haven’t overwhelmed you with too much information!  Don’t worry – I’ll be reminding you about all these amazing deals, so that you don’t miss out!

A quick re-cap:

NOW – order your BOGO Paper Pumpkin subscription by Oct. 10th HERE

October 1st – 5th – Card making Essentials on Sale!

October 1st – 31st – Designer Series Paper Sale!

Oh – and for those of you who are wondering about my trip – I will be sharing pictures over the next little while, but if you can’t wait, I have been sharing on my business Facebook page – you can ‘like’ my page and see them at https://www.facebook.com/StampandCreate/

Until next time – sign up for your Paper Pumpkin, and get your shopping list ready for October 1st! 🙂

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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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