So Much News!

First, let me remind you that our January through April 2023 Mini Catalog is coming out mid December valid January 4, 2023! My regular customers are getting theirs directly from me, but all others can pre-order theirs for the low price of $2.75, the postage only, until November 28th, 2022! After that, they go up in price for the catalog and postage! The Sale-A-Bration Catalog – effective January 4th through Feb 28, 2023 – will be included. Pre-order yours to be mailed directly to your home by emailing with your name, address, and telephone number HERE. I will then send you a PayPal or Zelle link to pay me $2.75 and add you to my mailing list! Remember, I must place my order by November 28, 2022, to get that low price so don’t wait!

Cover of Newest Mini Catalog out soon!

Cover of Sale-A-Bration out soon!

Our Seasonal Sale is almost over. There are just a few more hours to order select items from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. Some items are up to 20% off! Go HERE to see what’s available right now!

Last Chance Product Promotion! The July through December 2022 Mini Catalog is coming to an end soon! Many items will be retiring! You may order today or wait until the promotion beginning December 1, 2022 and going through January 4, 2023, or while supplies last! Many items will be up to 60% off! See the Last Chance List of retiring products by PDF HERE! You also see an Excel list HERE! These are available while supplies last, so make your list today!

Joining my team during Sale-A-Bration is the best time ever! Beginning January 5, 2023, you have three options when joining and ordering your Starter Kit. Remember, there are no obligations, so whether you are a Hobby Demonstrator or an Independent Small Business Demonstrator, you have the same benefits! You can receive discounts on products, early notice of promotions and new products, business resource materials free, a free Paper Pumpkin kit, free shipping, and many opportunities to learn and build your business with Stampin’ Up! resources when you JOIN. There is all of this and more from January 5th, 2023 to February 28th, 2023.

Option 1 – Order the Boho Blue (new in color coming out in 2023) Mini Emboss and Cut Machine with your $175 in products that you choose for $129 only. Did I say FREE shipping and Sale-A-Bration products can be ordered during this period, which gives you even more for your money!

Option 2 – Order the white Mini Emboss and Cut Machine and all mentioned above for $129!

Option 3 – Order $175 of products of your choice without the machine for $99!

You receive more for your money with either of the options you choose. I will tell you; however, that I have the white Mini Machine and love it. It’s very handy when I have small items to cut and do not want to pull out my larger machine. The choice is yours and either option is a smackin’ deal. Remember, there is no obligation to sell. You decide what is right for you!

Also, JOINING HERE will add you to my team of wonderful Hobby and Independent Demonstrators under my leader, Diana Gibbs, who is wonderful. You will learn so much from all on this team! Join us today!

November Host Code ZGSMWXZQ

November’s Thank You Gift!

You know I love my customers and want to share products as well as knowledge. Make sure you use the Host Code above for any orders from $75 to $149.99, before tax and shipping, so I can send you this Christmas Ribbon!

Reminder, when you place an order of $150 or more, before tax and shipping, you will choose your own Host Rewards, so do not use the Host Code when you reach $150.

New Card Kit!

Good Things Come in Small Packages

This kit includes:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!

Finished box size: 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″ x 1/2″ (9.2 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Tahitian Tide

I have given you enough to ponder and will stop here. If you have any questions, would like to be added to my weekly newsletter list, would like a catalog, or anything else, EMAIL! I am here for you!

Short and Long Videos

**Update after this blog post was written. Well, I finally completed the video of me making the card below. I was editing the video and deleted a chunk! Yes, I did. I’m going to go ahead and post this even though the video is not on YT. It still has some good information in it!

Hi there. I recently started a YouTube Channel – Niecy Crafts and More – and I am green! I am learning but not sure how to add certain links, pins, etc. I will figure this out and get better, but I want this blog to be my counterpart.

Today, I am going to do a short. I am going to demonstrate how to add a stamp icon or label to a photopolymer stamp. Yes, this should be easy, but it took me awhile to be the hang of it, so there has to be others who need a reminder! I am using the Ranunculus Romance stamp set (#157968 for $23.00 on page 97 in our 2022/2023 Annual Catalog) because it’s new to me, beautiful and needs to be setup!

The next video I will make today is just showing some of the cards some customers made in one of my classes and demonstrating my favorite out of the bunch. The one that I love is from the Hues of Happiness Suite in our Annual Catalog, p. 109. It’s a relatively simple card.

Some of the products shown in the video are here:

Bone Folder #102300 $7.00

Paper Snips #103579 $11.00

Take Your Pick #144107 $10.00

Hues of Happiness Suite #158828 $69.50

Happiness Abounds Bundle, Stamps and Dies #159238 $49.50

Designer Series Paper #158822 $12.00

Crushed Curry Card stock #131199 $9.25

Daffodil Delight Card stock #119683 $9.25

Mango Melody Card stock #146989 $9.25

Basic White Card stock #159229 $8.75

Glossy Dots #158827 $8.00

Baker’s Twine Pack #159195 $15.00

Stylish Shapes Dies #159183 $30.00

Layering Circles #151770 $35.00

Remember to order through my online store –

Also, our Mini July through December catalog will be ending as we approach 2023. Can you believe how fast time is going? We will have a new mini catalog for the first half of 2023 that will be out in January. Our annual catalog goes through May, 2023, and then there will be a new BIG one! Keep this in mind for two reasons. Of course, new products, new stamps and dies, Designer Series Paper, card stock colors, etc. are always exciting. That’s number one! The other reason is when catalogs end, products are retired. I keep some favorites sets, but like to stay current, so I sell retired products. I do this several times a year. You may find a great deal on a retired product you love! That is number two!

Stay healthy and enjoy life. Until next time…

Classes, Zoom Gab, YouTube, and Being Sick

Hello! Yes, I am still here and working. First, let me tell you I got sick again. I tested negative for Covid, thankfully, but I still had a cold that wanted to hold on! I imagine I have shared some of this, but for any new readers, let me tell you I am a retired teacher, very social, enjoy many crafts, love exercise, am a lifelong Weight Watcher, live with my husband and adult son, and deal with a chronic auto immune disease called Scleroderma. I tell you this to help you understand my desire to do it all with a body that often stops me. When this happens, I need to give in and rest. Fortunately, my illness is well managed right now. Unfortunately, it loves to remind me that it is in charge of my body! So, yes, I get sick, fatigued, run down, but I always get back up and going again.

I am working on a YouTube Channel! I really am. I am very intimidated by technology but know I can master this, so I am working on it. The idea, of course, is to offer tutorials and classes online. I then will hopefully reach more creative souls out there, not just the local ones. That is the plan, anyway. Believe me, there is no perfection here. I will stumble and fall, but that is the great thing about social media today. You do not need to be perfect, so I’m giving it a go! I will let all know when the channel is up and running.

My classes early this month went well. We made four cards, two Halloween, two Fall, and I have a small group that is really enjoying themselves. That’s what it is about!

October Card Class

I now send out a weekly newsletter with promotions, reward information, my calendar, and all Stampin’ Up! business information. I have not merged my blog with this newsletter yet, so please contact me to subscribe. You can email HERE with your name and email address if you would like to receive the newsletter.

Technology is a beautiful thing!

That’s what they say, but I must admit I’ve never been real comfortable with it. That is hurting me and I need to make a change. I’m still a bit old school. I have classes at my home for small groups, which is not a bad thing. The problem is it us difficult for me to help everyone. Some customers need more time and help. Some have more experience. No one reads directions!

I would really like to begin weekly tutorials online in 2023. It really is a more effective way to help more people. The ones who need more time can stop the video or reverse and replay. I must take the plunge no matter how nervous it makes me!

Class last Saturday was successful with nine participants. We made four cards. Some designs were CASed (copy and shared) and all turned out nicely. Here are the four:

My next class is early October where we will make two Halloween and two Fall cards. It’s a learning experience for me each time, just like the participants.

There’s one more day to get your September Weekly Deal for this week. Tomorrow new ones will be posted for the next week and then September Weekly Deals ends. Go HERE to see what’s being discounted!

Stamp Sale, Weekly Deals and Paper Pumpkin

Have you been eyeing a specific stamp set, but haven’t purchased yet? Now is a great time. Stampin’ Up! is having a Stamp Sale for one day only! Select stamps are 15% off their catalog price! See the list of stamps on discount below and do not forget to order on Thursday, September 15th!

Find the list of stamps on sale by clicking HERE!

Don’t forget that Stampin’ Up! puts new products for sale each week in September on the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd of the month. Be sure to check HERE for the sales as they go for one week only or while supplies last. This is a good time to stock up!

Don’t forget about our monthly crafting fun called Paper Pumpkin. Paper Pumpkin Kits are inclusive with all supplies you need to make cards, treat boxes, and other fun items. Order Paper Pumpkin before October 10th to get this cute Ho Ho Ho Kit! You can subscribe HERE!

Also, for my local friends, Card Classes have been setup at my home for Saturday, September 17th at 10:30am (all occasion), Saturday, Oct 1st at 10:30am or Thursday, Oct 6th at 6pm (Halloween and Fall), and Saturday, December 3rd at 10:30 or Tuesday, December 6th at 6pm (Holiday). The September class is $15 or free with a catalog order from me for a minimum of $35 before taxes and shipping. The October and December classes will be $20 or free with a catalog order of $40, before taxes and shipping. Please contact me at if you would like to sign up or have any questions!

Please go HERE to shop directly with me!