Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas!

The big day is coming soon.  Are you ready?  Do you have your cards made & in the mail?  Are your gifts purchased and wrapped?  I have some boxes under the tree, but I haven’t wrapped any yet!  I need to get busy with that.  My friend, Sally, gave me some really cute moose-themed gift wrap.  I can’t wait to use it.  It’s going to make the gifts look so festive. 

I wanted to share the homemade Christmas cards I’ve received.  Some are made with Stampin’ Up products and some are not.  I love them all and I’m so happy that card making is not a lost art.  I always feel like I am special when I receive a handmade card.  Don’t you?  The ones below aren’t in any particular order, but more of when the card was received.    

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be taking some time away from the blog for the holiday and to spend time with my family.  Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to alert you to any important news.  Meanwhile, the new online mini-hostess clubs begin in January.  If you haven’t signed up, there is still time!  Your commitment would be $50/month for a total of 3 months.  At the end of the club, you’ll have 3 free Sale-a-Bration items, have 3 shipping rebates, and even have some hostess $$$ to spend.  For folks who have already signed up, I’ll be setting up hostess codes and sending those out in emails the first week of January.  Participants will need to get their first order in to me (or order online with the code,) by January 28th, so you’ve got plenty of time! 

Have a wonderful Christmas!





Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Deals of the Week

Here are this week’s sale items. Keep in mind that the Year End Clearance continues, so there are some good deals on the Clearance Rack too!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Another Sneak Peek


I won this cute stamp set at the Stampin’ Up On Stage event in Vancouver last month.  I think I like him because he’s cute and not realistic.  While it looks like he caught 3 fish, really he’s saying, “Fish are friends not food” as a quote from Pixar’s Finding Nemo movie.  I’m considering putting a Santa hat on him and making him into a Christmas bear.  What do you think? 

There are 4 new items on sale this week, but the big news is that starting on December 10th, there will be an end of the year sale with new items on the Clearance Rack!  I know that I love the Clearance Rack & I think you do too, so be sure to check back on the 10th to see what’s been deeply discounted.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

New Things are Coming Soon!


Right now we’re all working on cards, gifts, and home d├ęcor items for Christmas, but I just had to play with one of my new stamp & die sets from the upcoming catalog.  I call this my Hawaiian card because it reminds me of something tropical.  (My friend, Diane, is from Hawaii so I’ll have to see if she agrees.)  Anyway, the dies make this set really special.  I love being able to cut an edge that looks like a leaf.  And did you notice the yellow flower.  It has such dimension when cut out.  Love it!  There are many things I love from the new Occasions catalog and more still from the new Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I can’t wait for you to see them! 

With a new year & new catalogs comes a new opportunity for you.  I’m hosting a 3-month mini-hostess club.  It’s similar to the clubs I’ve done in the past, but of a shorter duration.  There will be 3 people per club.  Some clubs will be local and others will be of the “virtual” type.   Each participant agrees to place an order of $50 or more in merchandise each month for 3 months (January, February, & March.)  In return for being in the club, each person will receive the following:

1.  A free shipping rebate from me each month.

2.  One free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure each month.

3.  Hostess benefits during one of the 3 months.

If you’d like to sign up, you can contact me at svzhong@gmail.com .  I will keep registration open thru the month of December.  The clubs will begin in January 2016!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Deals of the Week!

It's a new Stampin' Up week & a new month.  Here are the items on sale this week.

Don't forget also about the retiring list. Items are only available while supplies last, so if you had items on your wish list from the Holiday catalog, please keep that in mind. Here is the list of items that will not be returning.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday & Last Chance for Extravaganza


This is it folks.  The big sale ends today!  There are a couple of items that are only included today, so be sure to check those out.  Here is the sale list in case you missed it before:


I want to let you know how grateful I am that you purchased from me over the big shopping holiday.  You could spend your $$$ anywhere and I feel blessed that you ordered from me.  So thank you, thank you, thank you!

Today I’m also grateful for my mailman and my UPS man.  It’s cold today (about 20 degrees as I’m writing this) and it rained this morning just enough to make any hard surface slippery.  Yet, I have a pickup for my mailman on the front porch and I have a Stampin’ Up order arriving today via UPS.  This morning I made some little boxes filled with candy just to let them know I appreciate them.  (I’m ashamed to say I forgot how to use my box punchboard and had to watch a video after I ruined my first piece of paper.  Maybe I should use the punchboard more often?)


Monday, November 23, 2015

Black Friday Week Starts NOW!

The big sale starts today.  Some items are ONLY available today and that is the case of the Designer Series Paper.  Today it is on sale for buy 3, get 1 free.  You can mix & match (because few people would want 4 packs of the same paper!)  One of my favorites is the Merry Moments (138450.)  I love the woodsy style and that’s how I decorate for Christmas every year.  I especially love the plaid.  These are the quick cards I’m using for my Stamp-a-Stack at the 2CousinsEvents crop on the 5th. 
I also made an envelope (with the Envelope Punch board (133774) that’s on sale today too!) that will hold a gift for my husband’s stocking.  All I did was punch trees from the paper and it’s ready to go. 
But even if you have your Christmas cards done, there are some other papers included in today’s sale.  Timeless Elegance (138444) is so beautiful.  It lends itself well to being colored or can be used alone. 
In case you missed the link to the file to show everything that’s going to be on sale this week, here it is again:  http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2015/11_November/Online%20Extravaganza/Online_Extravaganza_Products_US.pdf
And if you place an order of less than $150, I’d appreciate it if you use this month’s hostess code:  K7GMGFSE.
Happy Shopping!