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New Class Schedule

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Marvelous Possibilities My cards are a step above the rest! Fall Class Schedule Hello friends, It's been a while since I have held classes, but I am excited about the schedule that I have put together for you. I have a calendar full of dates, to give you the flexibility that you need during the busy holiday season to get your cards and gifts made. I am here to help, and looking forward to seeing all of you. Mary Alice
Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Sunday, November 12 1:00 pm Monday, November 13 9:30 am Monday, November 13 6:30 pm Make 12 beautiful, handcrafted Christmas cards that are sure to delight your friends. My cards are carefully designed with lovely embellishments and extra special touches. You will stamp and assemble 3 cards each of 4 different designs. Everything will be prepaired to stamp and ready to assemble, and all supplies are included. Cost $25 or free with a $50 order RSVP by November 5
If you attend both November and December Stamp-A-Stack, you ca…

Let the Sales Begin with Stampin' Up!

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Let the Sales Begin!Let the Sales Begin!
As the weather turns chilly, and the leaves start to drop, I start to retreat to my crafts, and I am always excited about getting something new to play around with.  Check out the latest sales and offers from Stampin’ Up!   Let’s face it – Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper and who doesn’t love an incredible Sale. Back by popular demand is Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale. Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during the month of October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs, including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!



Who isn't inspired to create when they have new stamps to play with. Now is the time to get those new stamps you've been waiting for. 

Here are the product numbers, in list form:

Hey, Paper Pumpkin Fans – to give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfect…
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Hello Friends,
I do not want to think about summer being just about over, but I have to get excited about fall and winter right around the corner when it's time for Stampin' Up's NEW Holiday Catalog release.  Check out the fun video to get a sneak peak at what we have to offer, then shop with me here
If you have not received a catalog, and would like one, let me know.
But, there is something else I have to tell you about that's not in the catalog. There is a special stamp set available only to hosts. It is yours FREE with a qualifying order of $300 or more. It will be automatically added to your order, in addition to the other Stampin Rewards you have earned. So, place your own order, gather orders from friends, or host a workshop, and earn this wonderful stamp set FREE.





You can come and check out some of the fun new products at my upcoming Fun Fall Card Class on Monday, September 18 at 9:30 am or 6:30 pm. You can get more information and register HERE. Come j…
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STILL TIME TO JOIN US! 
You are invited to a CARD FREE-FOR-ALLSunday, August 6 3:00-7:00 or Tuesday, August 8 12:00-7:00

Come for a Card Free-For-All and see and try some fun new products from our New Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  I will have 4 fun and fast, fabulous cards for you to make, all at NOCOST!  How fun is that?  I just want you to come, relax, and have fun playing around with some new stamps and products, and to see some of the marvelous things I have been making, and the ideas I have for some up coming classes.  It's your opportunity to get your fingers inky, and have a little fun.  Life has been busy, and it's been a while since I've held stamp classes, so I wanted an opportunity to invite you back to stamping with me.  If you'd like to bring a friend, the more the merrier!  I love meeting new people.  I'll have some wonderful refreshments, and you can stop by any time during the open house hours and stay as little or long as you'd like.  Take y…

Sunny and bright forcast for Oh So Eclectic

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I have been having a busy summer, and I really haven't done much crafting.  My husband and I took a 3 1/2 week road trip driving from Minnesota west to Seattle, Washington with stops in Black Hills in South Dakota, Devil's Tower in Wyoming, Yellowstone Nat'l Park, then to Spokane for 5 days to visit family. We continued west to Mt. Rainier, Olympic Nat'l Park, then to Seattle for another visit with family.  We drove south through the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, to Salt Lake City, and on to Arches Nat'l Park, headed up into Colorado and headed toward Denver before heading back to Minnesota across Nebraska and Iowa.  Over 5,000 miles driven, thousands of photos taken, and millions of memories made.  It has been so many years since we've taken a trip like that, and a first without children.  Came home exhausted, and all I could think of was how much I missed crafting.  I did quite a bit of knitting on the trip, which is a change for me.  

Surprising to me that…

Woohoo Celebration Time

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I have another card to share today using Celebration Time and the wonderful Celebration Framelits.  This fast and fun card was a breeze to make with just a few easy stamps on the tag.  The Bundle of Love DSP has a funky print that gives this card a fun flair.   I used the colors from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #226, and the layout from Freshly Made Sketches #291, and the cute patterned paper will make it eligible for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #175.   Hope you enjoy my card, and come back soon so you can see some more cards and other new products. 
Mary Alice 


Celebration Time for my weekend stamping

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It's so much fun to have new stamps and framelits to play with, especially this weekend.  I went up to our camper in Wisconsin for the weekend, and it was so hot and sticky on Friday and Saturday.  I was glad on Saturday when the family all decided to go to the flea market, and I could stay behind, in the air conditioned trailer and stamp.  I popped Momma Mia into the DVD player and stamped away.  (Can you say Glamping?)  What a great way to spend the afternoon.   I pulled out my new Celebration Time with framelits and started to create.  First thing I do is punch out all the framelits to see what they do, and then start creating.  For this card I wanted to keep it clean and simple and just feature one of the cute tags with the set. I chose a simple layout from CAS(E) this sketch #225, and some fun colors from Color Throwdown #446
I wrapped up the weekend with a big storm that knocked the power out for more than 4 hours.  Thank goodness for battery backed up lights.  We did head d…

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Window Box card

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My Stampin' Up order is coming tomorrow, and I can hardly wait to play with new products, but this weekend I told myself that I had to take the time to play with some of the "new" things that I bought in the past couple of months and have not used yet.  I know we all buy things that we are excited about, but the occasion to use them just has not come up yet.  This was one of those things.  I bought the Window Box Thinlets, and they have waited patiently for the occasion that I would need a pretty gift box.  Then I started seeing people using the thinlets for creating cards, so I had to give it a try.  

I had a challenge to use all five new 2017-18 In Colors on one card for our demonstrator meeting yesterday, and this is the card that I made.  I sponged behind the cut image with Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and Fresh Fig, then I used Berry Burst for the card base and Powder Pink in the flowers.  I wish I had some ribbon to add, but no In Color ribbon until my order ar…

Fast and Fun Happy Birthday

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I wanted to share with you one of the other birthday cards I had made this weekend.  It's not often I make something so fast and simple, but I was dying to try this idea that I had seen someone else use.  They had new Happy Birthday die cut, and they stamped on the white paper after cutting it.  I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp on another card, so I tried those flowers for a fun image.  The flowers were small enough that they fit nicely on the delicate die cut.  

I found inspiration in a couple places for this card. Just Add Ink's color challenge #362 was for Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Peekaboo Peach.  Hand Stamped Sentiment #265 had a layout that worked for my card, and surprisingly CAS-ual Fridays' challenge 175 was to use patterned paper.  Just Us Girls #396 wants you to use die-cuts. Since it is a birthday card, I will play along at The Paper Players Theme Challenge #347.  See, they practically made the card for me!
I just had to share this fun birthday card wi…

Happy Birthday Gorgeous stampin' at the camper

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I went to our camper in Wisconsin this weekend with a full list of cards to make.  I have swaps to do for several groups I participate in.  Some had to get done this weekend, but others will get done over time.  I decided to write them down, so I would know what to focus on first.  Twelve cards that need to be in the mail by the 6th, 13 cards for our demonstrator swap on Monday, 42 cards that need to be made for a new catalog swap, one set is nearly done, another is waiting for new stamps to arrive from the new catalog.  Can't wait for Tuesday!  I counted 3 anniversaries, one wedding card, and 14 birthday cards for June.  I am leaving on a long vacation the end of the month, and I have to have my swap cards done before I leave, so another 12 plus 12 birthdays in July. That's 108 cards!  I was overwhelmed to say the least!  So, I really cranked out the cards, and with no wi-fi, there was no chance to CASE, which I seldom do, but with all the cards I have to make this month, I m…
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It's what we've all been waiting for!  Here today for your shopping pleasure. The NEW 2017-18 Catalog


I placed my order today, and fun is on it's way!  I had so many things on my wish list, I just wanted it all!  Well, that's not happening right away, but give me time.  First of all, you have got to see the fun bundles we have.  The Birthday Deliver Bundle is such a blast.  I was able to get this with my preorder, and I have been enjoying the fact that I have framelits that cut out the images on the Designer Series Paper that matches the stamp set. So Cool!! The Celebration Time Bundle was the one at the top of my list today.  It just tickled me with the cute little frames and layering pieces.  SWEET!!  You are just going to have to check it out for yourself.  Click on the catalog in the right margin to see the catalog now, then click on the shopping basket in the right margin and you can order 24/7.  

Workshops, classes, and individual orders of $350 or more will earn yo…

A sweet birthday card

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I like to hoard designer paper card stock, and then when it retires i panic and try to use as much as I can before the new catalog is released and new paper is available.  Sound familiar?  i love the Fruit Stand DSP, and I thought this was perfect for a spring birthday card. With so many things retiring, I have to keep checking my list to see if what I am using is current or still available.  This one is a real mix.  



I had a couple challenges I wanted to play along with this week, and butterflies seemed to be the theme with a couple.  Fusion had a wonderful butterfly image over a colorful background, but I didn't have the time to play around with watercolors, so I chose a paper that reminded me of water-colored images.  I decided that I would pull the water-colored look into my butterfly with a bit of sponging, and then I added a little Wink of Stella for some sparkle. It never quite shows up in my photograph.  Curtain Call Challenge was calling for Flutter.  No problem, I've …