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February 2015

Another Free Sale-a-bration Gift

I'm sure you know by now that if you purchase $50 (excludes shipping/tax) of product you can select a FREE item from the wonderful Stampin'Up! Sale-a-bration mini catalog. One of these awesome free stamp sets is the...

Simply Wonderful Stamp Set (Item 139128 clear)

Sometimes it's easier to show someone how wonderful they are versus just telling them. The sentiments in the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set-phrases like "Thanks so very much" and "You're the best"-offer many opportunities to show your appreciation, love, admiration, and general regard for anyone in your life. Added bonus: the stamp set coordinates with the Decorative Label and Extra-Large Oval Punches, just to name a few! 

Here are a couple of samples made with these sets made by others (M.Fish and others at Stampin'Up!).to show you the versatility of this great set.

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This week Stampi'Up! announced a great we have 4 new FREEBIES to select from until the end of March:


2 Stamp sets: Nature's Perfection & For Being You
1 Accessory Pack (twine & buttons) for the 2014-16 In Colors
1 6 X 6 printed Vellum stack (Sheer Perfection)

Want to see the color brochure? email me and I'll send you one ([email protected])

Want to see the items in real life? come see me at 313 Esther Dr, Forest Hill, MD 21050.

And, remember you can still earn Sandi's SAB Bonus....check out the Rewards button!

You can order 3 it now!
-Hit the Shop Now button
-Call 410 836 8016
-Email: [email protected]

Don't miss out on all this great free stuff! You can really cash in  before March 31st!

Great News -- 4 new Sale-a-bration Freebies

Wow, Stampin'Up! really surprised us with the great news today that we now (as of March 1st) will have 4 great new FREE items to select when we purchase $50 in product (excluding shipping and taxes).  This is the first time ever we've had new SAB Free items in the middle of SAB.

Two great stamp sets---Nature's Perfection and For Being You. There's an In Color (2014-2016) Accessories kit that includes 5 yards of each color in the terrific Thick Baker's Twine along with colored buttons to match. Then, and this one is irresistible---Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack!! This is 24 sheets (2 of each of 12 one-sided designs in a 6 X 6 size.) This translucent vellum paper is ideal for showing off colors underneath. The printing is done in Basic Gray which will be awesome when placed over some of out vibrant colors like Melan Mambo or Calypso Coral! I cannot wait to get my hands on these new FREEBIES.

Stop by my studio in a few days and look at the real thing!

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Remember, if you purchase $50 in product (excluding shipping and tax) you can select one of these awesome new items.....if you want all four, place a purchase every week of the remaining Sale-a-bration time (March 1st - March 31st) and you can have it all!!!

Call me right now (410 836 8016) and I will place your order first thing on March 1st--be the first on your block to get these newbies--be the first on you block to get all 4! And, if you get all 4 remember, you get Sandi's SAB bonus (1 pound of chocolate in a new Berry Basket with a $10 Gift certificate and a Free stamp!) Do it now before you forget---call me!

I'm Too Busy to Stamp!

Are you? Are you too busy to stamp? Don't have a lot of space to set up? Don't have free time to design a new card? Can't make it to Sandi's classes?

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have the solution to your dilemma.

It's the monthly ITB (I'm Too Busy) kit! Here's how it works:
*Around the middle of the month, I send out a picture of the card for next month with a list of supplies (and alternative supplies in case you don't have exactly what I used). Note: kit fee ($13 for 5 cards)
*You place your order by the end of the month (fee due at this time)
*By the middle of the next month, you kit will be ready for pick up (or you can have it mailed to you for an additional fee). Your kit contains:
1. Color photo of the card
2. List of supplies and measurements (so you can re-create this card anytime in the future without having to search for a video to watch)
3. Step by step directions so that you can have them by your side when you are creating your cards.

More details: I will prepare some of the more intricate items or items I think you may not have time to create--this way you are all set to do some stamping and assembly--you'll have 5 awesome cards ready to go in no time.

You can do this watching the sports game, on the plane, watching your fav TV program or while you are listening to your friend on the phone drone on and on about whatever they drone on and on about (just kidding)!

Here's the ITB card design for March. If you like it and want to get a kit--just email me ([email protected]) and I will email the pic and supply list to can decide if you need any supplies and arrange payment! 

It's fun and easy--order yours today!

ITB - Mar 2105

New Design!

New Design for the Memory keeping class on 2/20!  We are keeping the pages "general" in design this year (as opposed to seasonal pages in the past). By using a general design you can incorporate many types of photos into your album--heritage, family, events, groups, clubs, etc. We are keeping the colors to muted tones also--in this (and last month's pages) we are in the neutral tones and some awesome accessories to keep it interesting. 

One feature that will be included in each set of pages is an area where you can journal---now don't groan--we are not talking about pages and pages of writing. As I  look back at photos and albums from my past, I often don't remember (or never knew) the event, the people in the pictures, or the date of the pictures. That is awesome and really important information.

So when I say an area for journaling--just include names, dates, places, events...that way the future generations will be able to  understand what the photo actually represents.

Some of the ladies who attend these classes also attend the Project Life classes--using the pocketed pages for quick and easy assembly of pictures with a bit of accessorizing.  This way you have the best of both world.....lovely presentation pages to begin a section...then follow with Project Life pages to add serveral more photos that can be quickly assembled.

If you think the future generations won't want to look at these pics--you are wrong! I do a Heritage album for my family every year for Christmas. This year my great niece (she's still pretty little) made her Grandmom sit down with the newest album and go through the pictures to see who was who and what their relationships are. Pretty cool!

OK, back to the February pages, here they are--you need to register to make these can email [email protected] or call me 410 836 8016 to register.  The event is a Friday evening (2/20) from 7-9:30PM. 

2-20-15 Scrap - left

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Happy Happy Happy!!

Wow, want to make a Happy Card?  Want to do it really really fast? Or do you want to put those great happy pics in a memory album---and do it really really  fast? And would you like to use a FREEBIE to get that done?

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions--have I got a nice surprise for you!

This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection (Item 138636)

This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection is a Sale-A-Bration-sized Project Life card collection. For those of you who already love Project Life, it's another darling card set you can use in your memory keeping. This Day is perfect for capturing the airy essence of summer and includes fresh spring and summer designs, as well as great everyday artwork in Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry....however, 

...if  you don't do Memory keeping, you can use these cuties to create a quick, happy, and simple card. The creativity is already done for you and all you do is adhere it to a card-sized piece of card stock--trim to fit and off you go! How simple is that?

...AND, did I say FREE?

This set of Project Life cards is absolutely FREE when you purchase $50 of product (excludes shipping and tax)--you can select this as your FREE Gift!

Here's a sample of designs you can use:

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Also, if you earn 4 Sale-a-bration Freebies, you get one of Sandi's SAB Bonus gifts:

*One pound of chocolate
*In a cute Berry Basket
*$10 Gift Certificate
*Free stamp

So, place your order today! You can use the Shop Now button on the right sidebar, or call me 410 836 8016, or email me at  You can select this great freebie (#138636) when your product total reaches $50! Don't delay--Sale-a-bration ends March 31st! Time flies--so order right now and receive this lovely gift!

Graduation is coming soon!

Do you have a graduate in your life?  May/June may seem far away as we sweat out the dreaded sxxw events. But if you are planning a graduation event or just creating a graduation card for someone special in your life it's not too early to order the Class of 2015 stamp (Item #137175--Shop Now button) in the Stampin'Up Occasions mini catalog. Here's what this awesome stamp looks like:


Kiana Schneider is planning ahead and creating her own unique graduation party invitation. She started the design last month and today is creating 100 invitations for her friends and family to join her in celebrating her graduation June 1st from C.Milton Wright High School. You can see Kiana hard at work with her Mom, Diane Tingler--cutting, stamping, and punching!


Congratulations to Kiana for getting her invitations completed well ahead of all the awesome senior activities--she'll be having fun instead of rushing to get the invitations to her party ready.

Order your Class of 2015 stamp today--get your Congratulation card or your party invitations ready now!
Shop Now button to order right now!


Best Day Ever!

Have you had one of those days that just the "best ever?" They are wonderful!

Use this new FREE stamp set to remember that day or WISH that day for someone else. You can't buy this stamp set--you can only get it free with a product purchase of at least $50 (Yes, this is a Sale-a-bration stamp set). See the images?

SAB week 2-2 best day ever stamp set

The Best Day Ever Stamp Set can be used to build your own unique patterns and backgrounds. Combine it with chalk ink, Blendabilities, or watercolors  to create a truly one-of-a-kind design that reflects your creative sensibilities. When paired with the deliciously trendy patterns in our Best

The below sample was made by another stamper, unfortunately I don't have his/her identity--will share name if I can discover it


Aren't they great and you can also get the FREE designer series paper and an accessory kit (buttons and ribbon) that coordinate with it.

Did you know you can also earn a Bonus Sale-a-bration gift? IF you earn 4 SAB Freebies from purchases, you will also receive Sandi's SAB Bonus....this includes

*one pound of chocolate (think lots and lots of chocolate)
*presented in a new Berry Basket
*$10 Gift Certificate
*Free stamp

Does it get any better that free stuff PLUS more free stuff?

Place your order today and start earning Freebies

Call: 410 836 8016
Email: [email protected]
Come to a class, place an order
Go to my stores--just click on the Shop Now button on my blog


Fun, Flowers, and Fab stamp sets


Saturday we had a super day (not yet Super Bowl Day) creating some awesome cards selected by the hostess for the day, They featured Choose Happiness, Corner Garden and Sheltering Trees. This weekend we also debuted an upcoming class on March 21st (Four Seasons) featuring the Sheltering Trees and we nearly sold out--I think Sheltering Trees is going to be a big hit in the Occasions mini catalog. The designs Saturday included some fussy cutting, masking and 2-step stamping. Everyone had a great time and left with 15 new cards for their stash.

Here are the stampers: Nancy Akehurst, Margie Ebensberger, Diane Flayhart, Carol, Grap, Julie Wernz (our hostess), Barbara Howe, Wendy Conlon, Haley Wernz, Stephanie Woods, Doris Tarleton, Peggy Sue Missett, Heather Wright-Burton, and Grace Browning.

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Here are the cards that we created Saturday.

1-31-15 Calypso Shletering Tree 1-31-15 Choose Happiness1-31-15 Corner Garden Pacific Point

Check out the class schedule and join us soon--have a great time and meet some new stampers!!!