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Chicks and Chocolate Magical Holiday Season

Chicks and Chocolate

Join Me for a

Magical Holiday Season Part 1

    Saturday, November 4th, 2017

And / or

 Magical Holiday Season Part 2

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Time to reserve your seat!

You can be sure to get a seat if you RSVP for both months by October 23

RSVP by October 23rd!

Twin Creeks Retirement Home

888 Twin Creeks Crossing

Central Point, OR

9:00 am until noon or noon to 3:00 pm

Bring a new guest to me and receive a thank you prize or fee class!

RSVP ASAP! Seating is limited.
Send me an email to RSVP.


Here are the cards for November. They are colorful using some un-traditional colors, some new and old stamp sets, embossing powders, new papers  as well as ribbons and threads.

Also in use will be beautiful acetate papers. The glare from the acetate does not do this card justice. It is elegant , easy and will make a statement for sure. In use is the Carols of Christmas Thinlits to get some beautiful shapes highlighted with gold embossing and gold glimmer paper, gold foil and beautiful white and gold ribbon. You will be proud to send this card.

The Detailed Gate Thinlit  can be  very versatile by being able to use it all year round.  How about a cemetery at Halloween? I can picture this as a spring garden gate. You can cut it in half and make your card open or you can cut it shorter to enhance your background. The wonderful music paper lends itself to a background while the 3-D wreath and ribbon is a welcoming factor.  This is a WOW card with little effort. A Picture says a thousand words.

This card on Tranquil TIde  Card stock uses the beloved Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set as well as Star of Light. the paper is embellished with silver foil and silver embossing powder. A favorite of mine , for sure.

Lastly, the beautiful foil papers collection showcases simple trees and is a beauty of a statement: Simple but Elegant.

Not enough to peak your fancy, come for Part 2 on December 3. You can actually sign up for both classes at the same time.


It is time to get your Sparkle on. Use our new foil snowflakes that are silver on one side and white on the other. Use your inks to change the white side to any color you would like to use to switch things up.


Using embossing paste and dazzling diamonds, create a beautiful snow scene. Add a beautiful background from Carols of Christmas thinlits and you have a stunning moonlit, starlight background  that would make any person feel there is joy in this world. Add a little ribbon and you have adorned your card.

Probably my favorite card is the foil frame background from the Carols of Christmas Thinlit sets.  Add that with a gold embossed Lovely as a Tree Stamp  and boughs  both top and bottom.Using a VerseMark pen and gold embossing powder,  heat set to create a golden snow fall that  adds to  our Magical Holiday Card Making.

Last but not least, the snowflake embossing folder on silver foil is enhanced with rhinestones for that extra sparkle. Using silver embossing powder for the sentiment is embellished with a silver bough . This card is all tied together with our satin and silver ribbon.

Sign up as soon as you can. Seats will fly! Send me a personal email and be sure I confirm your reservation for AM or PM class.( 9- noon or noon to 3!

Don’t forget the October Promotional Events and save $$$$$$

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper and I am no different! By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper.  Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. Stampin’ UP! is  even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to stock up! Check out download of flyer here: B3G1DSP

Just 5 more days

There are only 5 days left to subscribe for the October and November coordinated Paper Pumpkin kit.   These two kits will include two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gift projects. Two coordinating kits means you’ll  have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts and have more creative options.  Plus, who doesn’t love a handmade holiday touch without the fuss?!  Subscribe by October 10th to receive the October and November coordinated kits.

Thanks for stopping by!

Making an impression, one stamp at a time!

























Online Extravaganza – 24 hour Sale

Up to 40% off – ONE DAY ONLY
24 hours
11:01pm on Sunday the 27th
until 10:50pm on Monday

(Links will not work until the day of the sale, but you can view the entire list here.)

Flurry of Wishes and Snow Flurry Punch Bundle – 20% off!
Annual Catalog Pages 29 and 187

 Big Shot Magnetic Platform – 35% off!
Annual Catalog Page 190

Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack – 40% off!
Annual Catalog Page 174

Bell Punch – 40% off!
Holiday Catalog Page 26

(Some items only available while supplies last.)

Online Extravaganza goes on through November 28th.

(Links may work after sale is over, but the sale price will not apply.)

NEW Bonus Days from Stampin’ Up!

Oh my gosh…I’m so excited about Stampin’ Up!’s July Bonus Days that starts TODAY! This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered coupons to customers!  All you need to do to earn $5 coupons is spend increments of $50 in July (no limit). Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon for every $50 you spend, and you can use coupons on anything you want in August…yay!


Here’s the deal:

For every $50 you spend* between Thursday, July 7-31, you’ll get a Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016.


This is a great opportunity for you to get items from your wish list or stock up on essentials (paper, adhesives, ribbon, etc).  This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered this type of promotion, and I know you’ll want in on!

IMPORTANT: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so a valid email address is required to participate in this promotion. They will be unable to resend emails for coupon codes, so make sure you save the email AND write down the codes in a safe place so you don’t miss out on the coupons you earn.  Lost codes cannot be recovered.

Here’s the dates & more:

  • Promotion period: Thursday, July 7–31, 2016
    • Promotion deadline:  7/31/16, 11:50pm (MT),
    • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
    • Redemption deadline: 8/31/16, 11:50pm (MT)
    • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. Though, new prepaid Paper Pumpkin can be redeemed.
    • Bonus Days coupons codes are used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
    • There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
    • Minimum shipping still applies

(print and use the backside of flyer to record your “coupon codes” and be ready to redeem them in August!  To be safe…save your emails too.)


*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).

If you make an online order, you can still earn your punches for your Customer Loyalty card. Please use July’s Coupon Code H4KVNGFY

Stampin’ Up! New Weekly Deals and More!


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! April 28-May 4

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through May 4.

Butterflies Thinlits Dies and Bundles Special Offer Ending Thursday!!

Butterflies Thinlits Dies – 137360

Price: $21.20

Butterfly Basics Wood Bundle – 139322

Price: $61.95

Butterfly Basics Clear Bundle – 139323

Price: $51.75

Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle – 138865
Stampin’ Up! has two special offers for the Butterfly Thinlits Dies and Butterfly Basics Bundles that are ending April 30:
  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!
  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
  • Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

So place your orders for those items soon if you’d like to get the special offer…it flies away on April 30!  Let me know if you have any questions.

Coloring vellum technique. Make this card into an easter card or any other all occasion with numerous sentiments provided.

Don’t let this special bundle get away from you, after it has had such a long migration.

Stampin’ Up! Retiring Sale Going On Now

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The annual Stampin’ Up! retirement sale is going on now through June 2!  Many of your favorite retiring items are on sale at prices up to 50% off.  Retiring accessories are available only while supplies last, so shop early.

Artisan Embellishment Kit No Longer Available

The good news: you loved the Artisan Embellishment Kit (item 137909) from the Occasions Catalog!  In fact, you loved it so much that Stampin’ Up! sold through their initial inventory much faster than they had planned.

The bad news:  Stampin’ Up!’s supplier has been unable to satisfactorily re-create all the components of the kit (namely the rosette trim), so their supply of Artisan Embellishment Kits will not be replenished before the catalog sales period ends.

If you currently have the Artisan Embellishment Kit on backorder, your money will automatically be refunded during the first week in May.

Stampin’ Up! is so sorry for this disappointing news.

Backorder List and Items Temporarily Unavailable

Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock date as well as the items that are low inventory and those that have been turned off temporarily due to backorder delays.

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER;  backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated:

April 29

126200: Stampin’ Scrub
126682: Memorable Moments Clear Stamp Set
130357: Walk in the Wild Clear Stamp Set
130444: Gifts of Kindness Clear Stamp Set

May 1

102283: VersaMark Pad

May 4

127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

May 11

135294: Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

May 13

118484: Clear-Mount Block E

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

May 18

129267: Bitty Banners Framelits Dies

Date to be Determined

127805: Thoughts & Prayers Clear Stamp Set
130354: Walk in the Wild Wood Stamp Set
130450: Too Kind Clear Stamp Set
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131392: Perfect Blend Clear Stamp Set
132133: White Stampin’ Chalk Marker

Currently the following items are temporarily NOT ORDERABLE:

119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
130148: Grid Paper
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim – no longer available
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit – no longer available
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once the current inventory is depleted:

119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
119859: Large Oval Punch

I will continue to post the updated list as Stampin’ Up! provides the to us, so be sure to check my blog before ordering to avoid frustration when items are unavailable.

Making an impresssion one stamp at a time!

Gail Etchie
Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator


Stampin’ Up! Retiring List Announced!


Stampin’ Up! Retiring List Announced

Stampin' Up! Retiring List

The retired list  has been posted! The retiring stamps and accessories from the 2014-2015 catalog  will be available while supplies last until June 2; however, due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps through May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last). Remember: some of these products have discounts up to 50 percent off retail, so don’t miss out! Use this opportunity to  order your favorite products before they’re gone for good.

If someone tells you

Excel file HERE. It will automatically download to your computer. Open it. Click on page # at top and sort in ascending order to get the page # in your catalog. I cross out what is leaving and look to see if there is something I just have to have.  For many of you, especially if you new to stamping and are trying to add to your tools, there are great buys on embossing folders, dies for the bigs hot and punches galore.

These are on a get-it-while-you-can basis. When they’re gone, they’re gone.

I would suspect that in color products will go first, so if you’re a fan of those, make sure to get hold of reinkers while you can.

After that, well, it’s a no holds barred race to get everything while you can!

So very best of luck to everyone who’s been waiting for this list and hoping their wish-list products are on it.

I’m sad to say goodbye to so many things, but the more that leave, well, the more space has been created in the new catalog which will be live in 6 weeks time on June 2nd!

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This week’s weekly deals are here:

US Weekly Deals

Making an impresssion one stamp at a time!

Gail Etchie
Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator

Hippity Hoppity!

6a00e551e5147e883401b8d0fbf75d970c-500wiHello  ladies, so glad so many of you could make it to our April Stampin’ at the Club event. Your cards came out just great. You guys are getting really good at putting them together.

Just wanted to tell you a few things I may have missed telling you yesterday. There will be Free Shipping on all orders Between Monday, April 6th – April 10th You can shop on line or give your order to me by email or in person no later than Monday evening the %th of April. Those of you who gave me orders At the stamp Party, will automatically receive free Shipping as well.  The In Color’s from 2013-2014 will be retiring this spring to make way for new colors so you might think about getting those great colors while they are still available. Also you can check out this weeks special deals.

The butterfly thinlits and stamp sets should be in the warehouse on April 8th. I will order  for those of you who have tried to purchase the bundle,  just as soon as they are available. If this is something you would like to have, let me know so I can put in the order at the same time and you can get your free shipping too.

Here are a couple of cards I made for my family for today’s Easter Dinner.

Using the Butterfly Basic Thinlets for filligree egg
Using the Butterfly Basic Thinlits for filigree egg

The filigree is made of butterfly thinlits wings used as the egg center to create the open look!






Another card includes this stamp from the  Spring Occasions Catalog.

Possible Inside of butterfly card or filligree egg card
Possible Inside of butterfly card or filligree egg card

Who can not resist this sweet little bunny?

I am ready for the day. I have my art project for the Kiddos to make, eggs to find, and a dinner to enjoy. I am also going to try the Frozen Fruit, Cake Box Mix, 7Up Cake.  Should be an interesting experiment to make , at least that is what I have been told a great Cobbler.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


SAB Add Ons, March 1st!

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What?  Paint me green and call me Gumby! I have not ever seen Stampin’Up! offer new free product in the last month of Sale-A-Bration! It is happening this year as Stampin’ Up is ADDING 4 new Sale-A-Bration freebies!

This begins March 1st – March 31st!

I thought I had all I wanted. What great new choices!

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Thick baker’s twine and little buttons

Printed Vellum 6×6 paper stack!

sheer printed vellum

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A pretty new flower set and a fun greeting set perfect for blendies

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Click HERE to view/print the PDF Flyer to see true sizes

Someone asked me how Stampin’ Up got the lemons stamped 3x but not overlapping. It’s a basic technique called Masking, a real staple for stamping when putting flowers in vases or a bunny peeking out of a basket.   I like to use Post-it notes with the sticky all over the note for masking but you can use copy paper or a very thin vellum.  Here is a video from the Stampin’ Up Corporate training team:

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This week we have sequins, twine and ribbons on sale!  $2.21 is a great deal on our twine.  I love the Black and White since it goes with everything!


Stampin’ Up! Kicks off Online Extravaganza with Doorbuster Monday!


Look What’s Happening, Great Ideas and What’s Happening in September?


Wow! August is over half way gone, and September is just around the corner! I wanted to make sure you did not miss the great promotions that are going on right now at Stampin’ Up! I’ve included them below, along with some dates for exciting events we’ve lined up for September. So mark your calendar, and we hope to see you soon.

Making an impression…one stamp at a time!

Gail Etchie
Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator


How many ways can you say thank you? With this set there are at least 7 ways in different sizes and fonts for the perfect fit.These photopolymer images make it easy to see where you’re stamping too! I had my choice of seven and took the Thank you at the upper right hand corner.For more info follow this link…

Short and Sweet

Doing what I love, and sharing what I love with others are just a few of the benefits that made me decide to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I love sharing my passion for stamping with family and friends, meeting new people, and having the chance to build a great business doing so. I also get to set my own schedule and that is a definite plus!

If you sign up as a new recruit between August 21-28, you can receive extra Starter Kit product! That’s right, you’ll receive $150 worth of product in your Starter Kit, for just $99 . Talk about a sweet deal! Contact your demonstrator today to learn how you can get in on this great deal, but hurry, it’s only here for a short time!

Learn more here…


And Paper Pumpkin

is offering

Paper Pumpkin Promo


and just look what’s on sale this week!

Weekly Specials Squares Collection Framelits Die
Item # 130921

Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21


Look What’s Happening in September!

September 6
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Join us for some card making fun at our monthly Stampin’ at the Club event.

Learn More and Sign Up Here

or RSVP by email


Awesome Weekly Deals and Then Some!

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 Just 2 more days for buy one and get one freebuy3dsp_NADon’t forget paper Pumpkin

Get 50% 0ff your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin At Convention we got a Sneak Peak of the next few months of Paper Pumpkin.  WOW,  I can’t wait to get them!!

Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit to join.  Please use me as your Demonstrator! 
  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2″ when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

Thanks for stopping by,

Make an impression one stamp at a time!