Late Night Stampers Blog Hop


Treasure Hunt Blog Hop Starts September 1st 

enter to win a grand prize

Treasure Hunt
Blog Hop

If you are a customer or
a demonstrator not participating in this Treasure Hunt
and love Stampin Up products
Visit the links below and
keep track of each clue and where you found it


You will need a clue
 from each blog  listed below
(new blogs will
be added daily)
to enter the drawing for 
the Grand Prize!
When you have your list
with the stampers name, blog and clue
send it to me at
Put “LNS Treasure Clues” in subject line
You may only send your list 
to one blog participant so check for
a participant near you and from your country.
Good Luck and be sure to check back
as more blog participants are added daily.
The Treasure Hunt ends on November 15th.
You will be notified by November 30th
 if you are the winner.
Winners will be posted on my blog.
 Check in tomorrow for MY clue!!
  1.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US –
  2.      Sherrill Graff, NV-US –
  3.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US –
  4.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US –
  5.     Deborah Smart, BC-CA –
  6.     Bev Farmer, MD-US –
  7.     Katie Shimshock, US –
  8.     Bridget Sandoval, CO-US –
  9.     Jana T. Secord, US –
  10. Misty Snell, OK-US –
  11. Michelle McCarthy, US –
  12. Rhonda MacNally, CA –
  13. Sarah Souza, US –
  14. Carol Gleason, WI-US –
  15. Diana Carr, US –
  16. Debi Teague, TX-US –
  17. Olivia V. Studley       -
  18. Cyndy Ponczek, US –
  19. Patricia Olson, MN-US –
  20. Mary Lee, CO-US –
  21. Tracy Elsom, NS-CA –
  22. Nora J. Hampton, US -
  23. Karina Chin, US  -
  24. Angelica N. Fletcher      -
  25. Angie Jones, AUS –
  26.  Sharon Tong-Robinson, CA-US –
  27. Ann Shafer, US -
  28. Angeline Anny, HI-US –
  29. Laura Simnick, IN-US –
  30. Janis L. Thomas, PA-US –
  31. Cindy Mitchell-Clark, TX-US –
  32. Christy Minshall, NY-US –
  33. Marie Green, OR-US –
  34. Lisa Tyndall, US –
  35. Valerie Malkus, NY-US -
  36. Cheryl Laxton,
  37. Billie Moan, US –
  38. Becky O’Donnell    -
  39. Angela Henninger, TX-US –
  40. Melanie Coverston,     -
  41. Chris Ann Tomasso, US –
  42. Suzanne Johnson, US –

New Catalog and Big Deals!

It’s here…it’s finally here.  The Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog is live and ordering begins today.

TIP:   Download the catalog to a smart phone or iPad for easy reference!


LAST DAY!  SHORT & SWEET STARTER KIT OFFER!  Aug. 21 – 28 ONLY!  Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and get $150 in product. 

  • YOU CHOOSE: Up to $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! products (any current catalog, clearance, the new holiday catalog, specially priced bundles–if we sell it, you can include it) in your kit. That’s $51 in FREE product.
  • HOLIDAY SHOPPING!  Select products for your Starter Kit from the just released Holiday Catalog!  
  • FREE SHIPPING:  The kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings.
  • GOT A  WISH LIST ? :  Enjoy a  time benefit of 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days).  Stock up and save on your favorite paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free product!
  • EVERYDAY DISCOUNT:  You’ll receive a minimum of a 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active.
  • Receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and PURCHASE NEW PRODUCTS IN ADVANCE–.
  • EARN EXTRA MONEY!  Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income.  The choice is yours!
  • TEST DRIVE.  Take advantage of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits through January 31, 2015.

There’s no risk, no obligation to make additional purchases, no requirement to host workshops or parties and no penalty to drop if you do not reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter!

Back In the Saddle Again!

I’m back and committed to posting on a regular basis.  You can find new posts each week on Tuesday and Friday!

I’ll be starting out with some news from Convention 2014!  Inspire, Create, Share!

Check in tomorrow to see some of the great things we created!

Weekly Specials!

It’s Tuesday, and that means weekly specials are announced- and they are fabulous this week!  The bow die- a must have for any stamper!!  The beautiful burlap ribbon- a personal favorite and the cute muslin gift bags- these are great and can be decorated for any occasion.  Extra large gift boxes, DSP and more.  Check them out and order today!!

You can get them by clicking right here!    Nora’s Store

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Time For Weekly Specials

It’s Tuesday and that means new weekly specials from Stampin’ up!  There are some really good buys this week.  Just hop on over to my store to make your purchase.  Here is the link-


A new round of weekly deals has started. Make sure you head on over to get great product at a discount!

Adorning Accents Textured Embossing Folder Item # 125601
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN

Autumn Accents Die Item # 127812
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon
Item # 132135

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Cupcake Punch Item # 121807
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Day in the Life Kit MDS Download
Item # 128876

Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Dress Form Pop N Cuts Item # 130100
Regular Price: $21.95 US/ $26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Simply Created Goody Gear Pumpkin Pie
Item # 132792

Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Rhinestones Large Item # 129324
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN

Craft Show Cuties

Hard to believe that October is just about over– but that means that Craft Show time is here!  This weekend come on over to Elmgrove United Methodist Church for Craftapalooza- a great craft show.  36 high quality crafters will be there for your shopping fun!  Be sure to stop in and say hello to me!! Lots of fun stuff for the holidays- table favors, gifts, package toppers, and lots more.  I hope to see you there!!  9a.m. to 3 p.m.  snacks and lunch also available.

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The Retired Lists Are Here!!



Dates:  until June 3, 2013

Shop:  Stampin’ Up! Retired Sale (some products up to 60% off – woohoo!)

If you know  Stampin’ Up!, you know it’s that time of the year.  But if you’re new to Stampin’ Up!, you’re probably asking yourself…”what’s a retired list?”  What a Great  question!

To make room for all the fresh and fun new products in the NEW 2013/2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog coming May 31st, we have to say goodbye to some of our old favorites. Now is your chance to get them before they’re gone!

Retired Accessories List (only available while supplies last) 

Retired Stamps List (all available until June 3rd)

Also – you can add on current and Clearance Rack merchandise too.  Make your list for your favorites and get them before they are gone, gone, gone!


April Showers




April Showers bring May flowers!  I sure hope so, because we have had lots of April showers.  Our backyard is under water!  I liked this simple but colorful card.  The red umbrella is so cheerful.  Simply pop up the smaller panel to give a faux emboss effect.  Really quick and simple.



Patriotic Pride

I’m so saddened by the events earlier today at the Boston Marathon.  I don’t have a card that expresses my feelings, but I do have this card in RW&B  that is a simple emboss resist.  My heart goes out to Boston and all those that were there today.  A huge thank you to those who rushed in to help the injured, never worrying about what else could happen.  God Bless our first responders and all the brave folks who were there to help today.

My prayers for healing for those physically injured, and families who lost a loved one.


New Wood Mount Cases

Introducing Stampin’ Up! new wood-mount stamp set packaging!  These brand new cases are similar to Stampin’ Up!’s clear mount cases and will fit perfectly on the shelf with them!!  Yea!!!  They also have the images and stamp set mane on the spine to make searching for the right set even easier.  Do you love it??   Now our stamp shelves will look uniform and organized.  How cool is that?

Check out this video so you can see for yourself how amazing these new boxes are!


May 31st is the day you can begin ordering from our new catalog!  Mark your calendars!!  Happy Shopping.


New Photopolymer Stamp Set Released!

The latest stamp set in the photopolymer line has just been released.  It’s a birthday set- and so cute with a sense of humor.

I’m thinking some cards with this set will be just perfect for my EOD son!  He’ll get a real kick out a card with a bomb on it!!

Can you imagine all the cute things you can do with a set like this?  Click on the title to get a link where you can  order the Bombs Away Birthday Set.



I hope you’ve had a chance to try the photopolymer stamps- it’s amazing what you can do with a set that is crystal clear for placement.

The possibilities are endless!  This week, I’ll be featuring some cards using the photopolymer set.  I hope you’ll give them a try.


Color Refresh and Free Shipping!

Today is the last day for free shipping from Stampin’ Up!  So take a moment and plan where you want to stock up or which retiring colors you want to get in supply and make that order!  As always, I’m happy to assist and you can order through my Stampin’ Up! website -

click on shop now and place your order.

Stampin’ Up! also announced a color refresh- moving a few colors around and bringing back some of the former “In Colors” and moving a few out of the line up.  Here are the color charts for the new color line ups!  I’m excited about the refresh!  I’ll miss a few of the retiring colors, but the new palate is just beautiful and very “in”.


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Color Refresh

WOW!  Stampin’ Up! is full of news and announcements today but biggest of all is the announcement of the color refresh!  Some of my favorite former “IN” colors are back as part of the color palette now, and some colors are just moved around.  Sadly, a few favorites are being retired. (bashful blue and certainly celery  :(    )  If you’re going to miss any of these- now it the time to stock up on those retiring colors- which are only available while supplies last.  And remember- this weekend, from Saturday through Monday there is free shipping on all orders!  What a great time to stock up, or get those things you’ve been thinking about.   And….here is the new color chart:image

Bunny Candy Holder


bunny candy holder

bunny candy holder

I saw this super cute Bunny Candy Holder on the Stampin’ Up! homepage.  It was designed by one of the designers at the home office.  I modified it a bit to fit what I had on hand, and I really think it came out cute!  These would be cute as a centerpiece or just to put in the Easter Basket with some candies in it.  It made up quite quickly- so don’t be afraid to try!

Of course, every bunny needs a cotton tail- so I added a little pom pom on the back side for his tail!  cute!!

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Materials to make this Bunny:

Oval framelets- smallest and 5th from smallest  (body and paws)  (129381)

Extra Large oval punch- ears     (119859)  medium oval punch   ear inset    (119855)

purse die- box on the back   (125606)

small oval punch-  Easter egg.  (120908)


Palm Sunday Cross




Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, and I wanted to make something to place on the table for Holy Week.  I have 2 crosses I will share – one today and the other on Monday.  The first one is a free template that I found online last year from Paper Crafters Sampler. (design by Melanie Schulenberg)  I love the many ways that you can change the look of the cross with designer series papers.  I also love that this has a wedge base so that it stands on it’s own.

You could use this at any time of year just by changing the colors or decoration on the cross.  I used some retired papers from my stash for a look of spring- something that is resisting arrival here in upstate NY. But also wanted the integrity for Palm Sunday.  Perhaps tomorrow, after church when I have some palms I’ll add something to the cross.  Here is the basic cross I made.

My Digital Studio

Stampin’ Up! has announced a new update to the My Digital Studio ( MDS) software program.  If you’re into digital designing, or want to make hybrid type cards and decor (part digital and part hand crafted) this is a great program for you.  And- the new price is great too! Just $19.95.

Check out the video here!


As always, I’m here to answer questions or help you find what you need for support your creative projects.

Find me at:

Happy Wednesday!

PS only 3 more days to order during Sale-A-Bration!

Easter Basket

basketTodays share is an Easter Basket I made for my son and his house mates.  Using the Petal Cone Die, I used alternate color panels.  I scores each panel about half way down and folded under to create the bottom of the basket.  I reinforced this with some covered cardboard so it will hold the treats I have to put inside.  I used the scallop from the dies to add interest to the flap by alternating colors again.  I topped each scallop with a bunny cut from the Ears To You stamp, (spring catalog) or an Easter egg.  I then filled with some “grass” I had in the drawer and before I mail it I will fill with treats.  I think the kids will get a kick out of this basket coming in the mail- what do you think?

Have you ever sent Easter treats to your kids away from home?  What kind of things did you send?  Leave me your thoughts in the comment section below!