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November 2009

Black Friday Special Sales

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all life’s blessings and that means giving thanks for all my wonderful customers and blog subscribers. To show my gratitude for your continued business, I am planning a real blow-out Black Friday weekend which means my Black Friday sale lasts three days so you have plenty of time to take advantage of these specials!

Black Friday Specials – Fri, Nov 27 through Sun, Nov 29


Epic 6 die cut machines      20% discount (reg. $100 now only $80)


Cuttlebug die cut machine 20% discount (reg. $100 now only $80)


All Christmas stamps         20% discount


All Christmas paper        20% discount


Spellbinders dies       20% discount


Bind-it-All machines     33% discount


All Bind-it-All “O” wires     50% off


Halloween and Fall stamps 20% off


Take a class & receive 20% off all purchases (over $10 and not on sale)


Fine print:  Sale discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts or sales markdowns.  All sales of sale items are final.  Discounts do not apply to any previously ordered merchandise on hold for customers. No discounts on gift cards, Wizard machines or Copic markers and accessories.


Don’t miss these fantastic sales!


Classes this weekend

    Get complete information and photos of class samples at www.stampactelpaso.com.


Twas-Book-1 Friday, 10 to Noon     

Christmas Cards 

Really cool card featuring Spellbinders die Labels 7 (looks like a book) other cards using Our Daily Bread designs stamps.




Joy Friday, 2 to 4pm  

Christmas Cards using Penny Black Stickers 

Make 4 fun cards using stickers!












Old-Fashioned-Christmas Saturday, 10 to Noon    

Christmas Cards 

Featuring Just Rite stampers








Acrylic-BirdsSaturday, 2 to 4pm     

Christmas Decorations 

Decorate a set of 3 acrylic birds with stamps and bling; make a darling sleigh using a Spellbinder die – perfect for a quick gift or a party favor.








3-BoxesSunday, 2 to 5pm       

Elegant Christmas Wrapping

Enhance your gift wrapping using Spellbinder dies and acrylic “light bulb” tags to create special package embellishments; make a box from decorative paper.

I hope we will see you this weekend for a class or shopping or both! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Advent Calendar

Advent-CalendarHi friends.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I just completed a darling Advent Calendar and wanted to share it with you.  The calendar was designed by Alma, owner of The Cat's Pajamas Rubber Stamps, and of course the stamps I used are from her company.  I love her stamps -- they stamp well; the designs are cute without being too cute; and she includes very clever sayings with her clear stamp sets.  Be sure to click on the calendar so you can explore the details.  The base of the calendar is a mini muffin pan!  The rest of the secrets will be unveiled in my class, Sunday November 22 from 2 to 5pm.  What's great about this calendar is that after the holidays you can remove the Christmas decorations and remake the calendar to countdown to another big date.  Please register soon for this very class!

New Cuttlebug Embossing Folders

I told you yesterday they were here but today I have photos:

Candy-Cane-Stripe Christmas-Countdown 
Candy Cane Stripe   Christmas Countdown 5" x 7"

Holly-Ribbon Seasons-Greetings 
Holly Ribbon   5" x 7" Season's Greetings

Winter-Borders Winter-trees 
Winter Borders Winter Trees

Prima Poinsettias

Here are photos of the new poinsettias!

Prima-Holiday-Lights Prima-poinsettias

New Just Rite Stamper Sets 

 The new Just Rite sets will arrive any day now.  Here's what's coming:

JRS-2-inch-Frames 2" Square Borders and the new 2" square stamper

6 interchangeable borders that fits the new 2" square stamper -- use these with your Just Rite font sets to create monograms!


2" Round Borders

9 interchangeable borders that fits the 2" stamper -- all 1 5/8" centers will fit inside these borders on the 2" stamper!

JRS-Just-a-note Borders-and-Centers

1 5/8" Just a Note Borders and Centers

10 interchangeable borders and centers that fits the 1 5/8" stamper

Stop in and reserve yours today!  Check our class scehdule and don't forget that Stamp Act Giftcards are a great gift to the stamper who has everything!

Masks and Mists

Santa-Sleigh Quickutz-Trees Today I want to share with you an exciting class we have coming this Saturday morning.  Harriet will be teaching how to creatively use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Glimmer Screens and Tim Holtz masks.  As an added bonus she will show you how to make your own masks using a Quickutz die cut.  I think her cards are so creative and so beautiful.  She will have lots of tricks and tips for using the mists and masks so please join us for this fun and enlightening class!  here are two more of her cards:

Reindeer-ATC Snow-village 

Notecard-Box Notecards My class Saturday afternoon will be making the monogrammed note card gift set using the Just Rite stamper with the damask borders.  We will make the box, the lid and personalize the band on top of the box with the lucky recipient's name.  Then we will make 4 matching monogrammed note cards.  You will easily be able to duplicate this set of cards later with the template I give you in class.  Join us and make someone very happy this holiday season with a monogrammed set of note cards!  Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon.  No prior stamping experience necessary.

Exciting News ... Exciting News

A couple of products that many of us have been eagerly awaiting have arrived.  The new Cuttlebug embossing folders for winter and Christmas are here -- in limited supply.  If you want them come in this week because they will sell out fast.  Also the brand new Filmstrip Ribbon from Tim Holtz is here and it is soooo cool!  It looks just like a filmstrip in miniature -- it is a must so please hurry in to get yours!  We also have beautiful new flowers from Prima including poinsettias for Christmas, and new stamps from A Muse Art Stamps.  I will be receiving two large shipments of Copic markers this week -- new colors -- so if you want to know which colors drop me an email and I will send you a list.

Check Our Upcoming Classes

We have such an exciting array of classes planned for this month.  Thanksgiving weekend alone I am teaching 5 classes!  I really hope you will go to our website and select classes and November to see the class descriptions and samples.  We will be making everything from home decor items to gift wrapping and packaging, from advent calendars to gift cards and tags.  There is truly something for everyone so be sure to check it out and sign up for the classes you want.  Plus we have several classes on Sunday afternoon so skip the football game and come make something beautiful!   

If you are new to stamping check out our "For Beginners Only" class on Wednesday, November 18 from 6 to 8pm, but keep in mind there are many classes beginners can attend so just call me to ask me questions or to register.  Classes are the best way to learn this wonderful hobby quickly and completely! Call me at 833-9500 if ou have any questions.

Have a great week and be sure to stop in soon!

Cow's It Going With You?

Hi stamping friends.  The weather is turning cooler and last week a dusting of snow covered the Franklin Mountains -- a beautiful, if too brief, site!  More and more merchandise ordered at the recent show I attended has arrived (more on that later in this post) so instead of stamping I have been stocking.  However, I did manage to make a few new items to share with you.

Cows-It-Going-1 Cows-It-Going-2We got some new paper (Reminisce) featuring cow spots and "moo's" which compelled me to stamp cow cards!  Here you see both the back and front of the paper.  The cow and the caption are by A Muse Art Stamps. Aren't these cute cards?  I tore a little lime green cardstock for the grass; dabbed on some darker green ink and mounted it on a Nestability rectangle.  Easy!


Whats-MooThe "Moo-chas Grass-ias" card also features stamps by A Muse and has a similar layout as above.  For the "What's Moo" card I used stamps from Copper Leaf Creations.  Fun!


Party-2Switching gears -- I had to make some party invitations recently and of course time was short.  I stamped the "At Your Service" stamp from JudiKins and added the Party stamp from Printworks.  Here you see two versions of the same basic design.  You could easily adapt this to Christmas or other holiday colors.


Last week Chloe got sick with pink eye.  Poor little thing she could hardly open her eyes one evening.  She looked pitiful.  Fortunately I got her right into see the doctor who quickly diagnosed her and gave her eye drops and two oral medications.  Say-AhhThe medicine took effect immediately and within a day she was back to normal.  I wanted to send Dr. Harvey a thank you and chose a get well set (clear stamps) from a new company called The Cat's Pajamas.  Above left you see their dog named Poochie who is definitely having a "Ruff Day."  Inside it says "Better get better."  The card on the right features some of their very cute penguins.  I used Cosmo Cricket paper and paper pieced the penguins blanket.  Aren't they darling?  You must come in and see the many other sets of Cat's PJ's stamps -- I will be using them for the darling Mini Muffin Tin Advent Calendar class coming up on Sunday, November 22.  Take a peek at the calendar by visiting my website

3-Boxes Sweet-TreatsI was into paper engineering this week and my first project was making treat boxes.  You can learn how to make these boxes in our Elegant Christmas Wrapping class on Sun, Nov 29.  The boxes were designed by Kelly Fortin, marketing director of Just Rite Stamper.  Each box and lid are made from one sheet of decorative paper and they really are a snap once you get the hang of it!  The boxes are decorated with stamps from Just Rite and are perfect for small gifts or sweet treats!

IO-Autumn-Background-cardShaker-Autumn-Flower-Soft Speaking of classes -- don't miss this weekend's line up.  It's a whole day of Impression Obsession (beautiful stamps in my opinion) as we make  cards that feature I-O's big background stamps and new shaker pouches!  Check the website for other samples and join us at 10am or 2pm.

Notecard-BoxMore paper engineering -- and this one was a huge challenge.  In fact many pieces of scratch paper and cardstock ended up in the trash before I finally got it right!  It was worth the effort though as the set of note cards is a perfect holiday gift for friends or family that have everything and/or wonder what you do with the all the stamping supplies you buy!  This will be a class on Saturday, November 14 from 2 to 5pm.

Notecards Card-InsideOn the left are the note cards monogrammed with the Just Rite stamper and mounted using Nestabilities.  On the left is the inside of the notes.  The edge punch is Fleur de Lis by EK Success.  This note card set was inspired by a set Becca Feeken made for Just Rite.  Join us for this fun class on November 14.

Just a quick note -- I have posted all the classes for November and December on the website and many have photos of the samples.  Be sure to check them out here.

New Arrivals -- Sorry I don't have photos!  In a perfect worked of 36 hour days I would!

Metal sheets from Ten Second Studio-- Chocolate brown; black & pearl; red and slate; and green and plum -- use them in your Cuttlebug embossing folders and with your Spellbinders Impressabilities

Reminisce -- Cute paper with Cows (see above) and Chicks (they are just as cute!)

Prima Flowers – poinsettias, polka-dotted daisies; bright holiday metallic flowers; cool poinsettias with leaves; hydrangeas in fuchsia and in orange

New Ranger Craft Bucket -- use it to store tools

 New EKS Reindeer punch (large)

Huge order from The Paper Cut-- an array of new cardstock colors; scalloped circle and rectangular cards; new Bibb cards -- lots of cool card shapes

Stickers from Mrs Grossman -- the Christmas laser cut stickers are really cool!

Cat’s Pajamas -- lots of clear stamp sets!

Stampa Fe -- new Southwestern stamps including a new Catarina stamps for Day of the Dead.

What's Coming

The hot, hot, hot new Filmstrip Ribbonfrom Tim Holtz arrives today.  The manufacturer underestimated the demand so it's in short supply.  It is tiny and wonderful and you want it!  Email me at hellopolly@aol.com or call me at 833-9500 to reserve yours ASAP!

Just Rite Stamper has a new release and it is square!  New borders and centers should arrive mid-November.

Finally the new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders for Christmas should be here next week!  Their are large 5" x 7" folders as well as borders and they are really cool.  Limited supply, please reserve yours early!

Happy Stamping good friends -- please shop here first and often so I can continue to bring you the wonderful world of stamping!