Category Archives: what is on sale

SO much to get done before the clock strikes 12!

SO much to get done before the clock strikes 12!

SO much has been going on in the past few weeks and I have been soaking up all that is good in my life….and have not blogged…..not that blogging is not good!

In any case, I need to fill you in on some things that need attention NOW!

  1.   Stamparatus!    This little beauty was introduced to us at the recent Stampin’ Up! Onstage event.   While I had been on a “commitee” working on this for quite some time, I had NO idea it would be as great as it is!   I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

I know! And when you see it in REAL life, it will be even better!
It is so popular, however, and Stampin’ Up! wants you to get your hands on it asap that they came up with a new way to distribute it. You will need to RESERVE your Stamparatus and it will begin shipping around March 19th.

IF you don’t act on this though, you will need to wait until JUNE! JUNE is SO far away!!!! Don’t miss out!
You can reserve yours now by going here and clicking on the Stamparatus link (middle right of screen). If you don’t have an account with me yet, just set one up and you will be good to go.

Now, while you are at it, Stampin’ Up! is having a Year End Sale. Many of these items are being retired. They are available until they are gone….or Jan 2nd with ever comes first. So check those out here.

While you are checking that out, you might as well check the newly restocked Clearance Rack here.

They are available until January 2nd because, beginning January 3rd, the new catalogs go live!!!!   If you haven’t yet received one, please let me know and I will get right on it.

Ok–That is enough when you thought your day was going to be so relaxing, right?    After you check out what you need to on my site, take time to soak up that which makes you happy–be it fudge, binge watching Fixer Upper, reading a new book you got for longer than just one chapter, or spending time with those who make you happy!!


LOTS of Stamps…So very little time!

LOTS of Stamps…So very little time!

I have had such a great stamping week!   I began my week in Salt Lake City at the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Live (think stamping convention) checking out all the great things on the horizon with about 2,500 like minded demonstrators.    THEN, I got to teach a class at An Unlikely Story  –the most amazing, cozy bookshop EVER!   I had a ball working with the women that came to make cards–all of them brand new and all of them official card makers!   And as soon as I finish this post, I get to go work with another group of card makers at the Taunton Library!

Could it be better?   Sure, Betty, if something was on sale!   Well good news!  Beginning Monday, Stampin’ Up! is offering an Online Extravaganza for this coming week.   We don’t have all the details yet but I CAN tell you that Monday the week kicks off with LOTS of stamps on sale.    Read on for details:


So many great stamps going on sale for ONE DAY ONLY!! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Click HERE to order.

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I will be back later when I get the details on the rest of the week but if you have been eyeing any of these, be sure to place your order here on MONDAY!!!

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale!

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale!

Don’t wait!  This is one SHORT sale!  New Paper Pumpkin subscribers will get their first kit for $5!!!!!   That is 75% off!!!   To be a “new ” subscriber, you need a new email when you sign up.   Go visit from June 29 at 11:59 PM to June 30 at 11:59 PM and use promo code ONEDAY0717 to get your first kit at this incredible price. You  can keep the creativity coming after that for only $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD per month (shipping included).  You can cancel at any time.   Don’t forget to list me as your demonstrator.



Thoughtful Branches is the Little Black Dress of papercrafting!

Thoughtful Branches is the Little Black Dress of papercrafting!

Tuesday morning, you can begin to order Thoughtful Branches.  Why do you want to order this?….THIS is why:

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‘Nuff said!!   Hands down, the BEST BUNDLE STAMPIN’ UP! HAS EVER OFFERED!  SO veratile.  You can use it every season!!  It can be cute or elegant!  Works for every paper crafting need you have!   –In fact, it is the “little black dress” of paper crafting.

OK–so here is where and how you can get it:

Beginning August 2nd, you can click here and order it.   The item number is 144328 (for English).   Once you add it to your shopping cart, you will see a prompt for Hostess code.   Please use this code if you are not in one of my clubs:KFS969D2.

In case you need a reminder of what is in the set, here it is:


SO fantastic!!!    I know you will enjoy!

Just a few more hours …..


And this pumpkin is going to turn into…..the regular price!

The $5 Paper Pumpkin deal is almost over.


I have had a few of you ask about it.  THis is kit that you receive once a month that includes EVERYTHING~  Paper , ink, stamps-EVERYTHING along with directions to make the project.   There is also a online video if you prefer to watch instead of read (no judgement!).

We don’t know what the projects will be from month to month but they are usually timely.   The kit takes about a 1/2 to complete if you do it all at once.

Right now, until tonight, you can order your first month for only $5!!   After that, the price will be $19.95/month.  You can cancel at any time so you have NOTHING to lose!

So–to get started, go here.   Once you have entered your info, just please add me (Betty Saccocia) as your demonstrator.

IF you have received Paper Pumpkin before, know it has gotten better!  If you would like to try it again, simply use a different email address to be considered a new customer.

THIS DEAL ENDS AT 9:50 (Eastern) so don’t delay!  You know you are going to get distracted on Pinterest after dinner so go now!!!  You won’t regret it!

Farewell to these beloved Stampin’ Up! products!


I have been away for a few days focusing on family and didn’t get a chance to sit down and really look at the recently announced retiring list for Stampin’ Up! products.   Last night, I sat with my catalog and highlighted all the products leaving.   It would have been funny to video me —I kept going, “No way!” and “Really?”.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, we become attached to products that we use regularly or that we made a project that we loved or was well received.   There are some on this list that you NEED–I am not kidding.


But it is that time of year.   Time to say good-bye to our Stampin’ Up! products that have served us long and well and hello to some new ones.  That said–there is still time!  Check out the list below to see what you need before you can’t get them any longer.

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Once you have made your list, head on over to my store here and place your order right away.  These products are selling out so don’t miss out.  There is nothing worse than a sad stamper!  Don’t let that be you!


~NEW~Stampin’ Up! Freebies!

~NEW~Stampin’ Up! Freebies!

Today is February 16th which means were are half way through Sale A Bration!   Not only that, but it means that there are BRAND NEW freebies you can get your hands on starting today.   Check them out below:

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How do I get my hands on them?  Just order $50 worth of Stampin’ Up! products here and choose the freebie you want.  Want them all–order $150 worth of goodies and pick them all.   But not only that, if you have a $150 order, you are a “Party of One!”.  That means you get even more stuff for free with your hostess benefits.  (Stampin’ Up! does not judge “Parties of One!R”–Even parties of one need their own hostess!)

BUT–if you are going down that route, you probably have even more you want to get.  Why not get the ultimate stampin’ bundle, get $155 worth of products for $99 (and NO shipping!)??  You then become a member of my team (and will be among some of the most talent, kind and FUN people I know!) AND can continue to purchase your goodies at a discount!

Sound good too good to be true?  It isn’t—REALLY!!   Just click here for more details.

Finally today, I thought you might want to see the weekly deals:

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To shop these deals or anything else, click here.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Easy and Cheap–just the way I like my cards!

Easy and Cheap–just the way I like my cards!

Sorry I have been away.  I ended up with a cold I just couldn’t shake and some things had to give.  You will be happy to know that housekeeping was the first to go.   And then un-decorating from the holidays (I know–don’t judge!)….and THEN posting things for you.

BUT–I am back.  Quick post about the easiest–and cheapest card ever!

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Easy tips:

~Stamp Greeting on an angle—No need to worry about being straight and accurate.

~ Cut strips of your designer paper at various widths (accuracy not important).

~Glue down under your greeting at approximately the same angle (accuracy not really important).

~Adhere two more strips of the paper, abutting up next to the first one (will look accurate).  Just trim off the excess.

~Using “green glue” (Tombo Multipurpose Glue) will give you a little wiggle time to move the paper until you are satisfied.

~Pop up (“demonsionalize”) a stamped and punched image to finish off.  EASY!

Now–the cheap part:

~This card was made using a free stamp set (Hello) and free paper (Wildflower Fields) ~~BOTH FREE during Sale a Bration for orders of $50+.  (Click here to see everything you can get for FREE!)

That is the good news–the bad new is that the HELLO stamp set is only available until February 15th.   But back to the good news—-it is FREE!!!

Visit my website here for more details.

Here is one more:

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While you are there, check out what is on sale this week:


Thanks for stopping by.  Now–about that un-decorating……




Something(s) old, Something new

Something(s) old, Something new

Today I was inspired by the latest Global Design Project Challenge. I have just recently found this challenge site.  They have such great designs!  You should check it out.  In any case, here is the current challenge:

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Easy enough to work with, right?  I wanted to pull out some “old” stuff and combine it with some “new ” stuff and here is what I came up with:

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The Something for Baby stamp set and framelits , Something to Say stamp set (currently on SALE!), and Elegant Dots embossing folder are all available in the annual catalog.  The “new” is this soft, delicate paper from the Love Blossoms paper pack (Occasions catalog) .

I have told you before that I don’t like to have left over designer paper.  I am on a mission to use it all up so I won’t feel guilty buying new paper.   We always save the paper……WHY???  USE IT UP!   I feel that if someone gives birth, they, for sure, deserve a lined envelope.  Wouldn’t you agree??  And what a great way to use up your designer paper!  Check it out:

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(I know what you are thinking….”Did she take that photo on the floor?”.  YES–please don’t judge me.  I am having a trying day!).

For the other weekly deals, click here.

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Check out the Global Design Challenge site yourself and let me know what YOU come up with!   Check out my website here for any supplies you might need.

Thanks for stopping by.

Silver and Gold….Silver and Gold—Time for a snack!


Do you remember watching Rudolph as a kid?  Remember the scene when Sam (?) the snowman starts singing Silver and Gold?   Do you remember getting up to get a snack?   It is not a bad song—and there is NOTHING wrong with Silver OR Gold….but it is, admittedly one of the most boring parts of that show!

In any case, today, Stampin’ Up? has released a new batch of deals for this week and it includes–Silver and  Gold!  These really are some fantastic products and will be great for your holiday crafting.  The Gold Glimmer Paper—So very sparkly!!!  You can’t go wrong.  And the Silver Glitter…..stunning!!  Pair it with any of the blues….or white and you have got yourself one gorgeous …..craft(Not sure what you are making with it but it will be BEAUTIFUL!).

My other favorite on this list is the Vanilla Satin Ribbon.   It will be a perfect match with the new retro feel designer paper that you can get….starting on September 1st!!!!  What ???  You don;’t have a catalog yet???   Let me fix that!  Leave me a comment below and I will get one to you!


Stop by my “store” here for all of your Stampin’ Up! needs.
And good luck getting that Silver and Gold song out of your head now!