Susan's Saga

Monday, January 07, 2019

Artist Trading Cards

Have you heard of ATCs before? If not, find  out more at PaperCraftCentral. I am going to make a few this year. I have been making them for quite a few years. Here's my first one for 2019, made with the new Needles and Thread stamp set. It also has coordinating dies but I just used the stamps here, and I wanted it to say 'your Mother' instead of just 'you' so I wrote in the extra letters I wanted with a Stampin' Write! marker.

ATCs make great pieces for cards too.

I just love the new stamp set and dies, and also the yummy designer series paper. It is made from photos of actual embroidery!

Isn't it delightful? As a quilter, I love it. I don't do much hand embroidery any more but sure do appreciate it.

Happy crafting today!

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Stampin' Up! News

Yes, you probably receive my monthly newsletter about Stampin' Up! specials (if not, do subscribe!) but would you like to hear a little more about the new things that are happening? If so, I have started discussing the new things that come to my attention on

Feel free to come on over!

Here's just one of the things I talk about there this time:

You can ask questions there and make comments too.

And I will answer you ☺

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Challenge for 2019

How is your craft space looking these days? If you are anything like me, it needs a make-over! Especially after the use mine has had in the lead-up to Christmas. And it isn't over yet. Who is still making Christmas cards? Me! Me! Me!

That's just what I plan to do in early 2019 - makeover my craft room/studio.

If you would like to get some ideas for how this is happening, or have some ideas to share, subscribe to Paper Twists  and you will see all that and more. I just sent out the latest newsletter tonight, so by subscribing now you will see all the back issues and be able to join in.

I am hoping we can have an ideas exchange, where we help each other with our craft room/supply problems :)

Get ready to join in next year, which isn't too far around the corner!

Meanwhile, here's my well-used but not-working-quite-the-way-I-want-it, craftroom. I nicknamed it the Craft Cave, but please don't be scared:

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Year-End Close Out and Other News!

Get ready for the Year-End Close Out, where you can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items, while supplies last! Because things sell out so quickly.

I suggest you place your order in December sooner rather than later to avoid missing out on what you want. The Close-Out will end January 2nd, 2019.

After that, some of your favourite retiring items may be gone for good!

And if you love the Snowflake Showcase, soon it will be unavailable, so order while you can! It's soooo pretty!

Finaly, if you need anything for gifts for Christmas, make sure you order before Monday, 10 December. Orders submitted after this date are not likely to arrive before Christmas.

I'll be back with a little challenge for you. Stay tuned!

Monday, November 26, 2018

10% off Tools and Ink, 17th - 28th November!

Have you taken advantage of the Stampin' Up! 10% off stamp sets and kits sale yet? It ends at midnight! The good news is, tomorrow and the next day, there will be 10% off Tools and Ink!!

Go to this link to order your tools and  this link to order your inks.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Two Day Extravaganza on Stamps and Kits 25 - 26 November!

Starting tomorrow, there is a two day extravaganza on Stamps and Kits!!

Go to Stamps to search for the sets you want and to Kits to search for the kits.

Have a great time shopping and getting 10% off your favourites!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Cat Cards and Punched Projects

So many people just love cats! Stampin' Up! has a cute stamp set or two and also a dedicated cat punch that I have been playing with.. Read all about it on PaperCraftCentral.

Online Extravaganza - 10% 0ff Paper and Embellishments from 23 - 24 November!

Online Extravaganza is about to start! It will run for six days. During this time, Stampin' Up! will be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalogue—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalogue will have been on sale! Check out what is on sale at SusanSalutations…/…/susansalutations/promotions

Remember, the deals will change every two days from Nov 23 to 28. The first from the 23rd to the 24th is all about PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS