A great Splash!

Saturday was my second Splash of Inkspiration of 2016.  Somewhere between a stamp camp and Inkspiration Saturday, Splash is a morning of serious stamping using one set (and bundle, if you choose) for every project.

In July we made cards using Swirly Bird, but in December I wanted us to create projects that could be used as gifts.  I chose Jar of Love as the featured set — and we could have been in my basement studio for many more hours making additional items!

Here’s a collage of the note cards:


And the coordinating monogrammed wreath and card holder:


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Elf service

I love playing elf.  Some of my savvy stampers have given their completed wish lists to family and friends so they can receive exactly what they want:  stamps, ink, and paper.  Here’s a Wish List for Santa for you to use!

But if you aren’t ready to decide just now, ask them for a gift card from me!

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Dragonfly birthday

Yesterday was the first day Stampin’ Up! demonstrators could order items from the 2017 Occasions Catalog, which goes live on January 4.  The first day, that is, unless you attended OnStage in early November, which provided some sneak peek products for us to order early.  And so I did, of course.

debra-burgin-dragonfly-birthdayThis particular die from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits set is one of the prettiest in the new seasonal catalog.  I CASEd one of the samples shown on page 26 (you’ll be able to see it IRL soon!) for a club member’s birthday card last week.  I hope she liked it!

We’ll be making a similar card in February’s All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack.  Watch for more information in a few weeks!

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Year-End Closeouts


Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer!  These Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, Clearance Rack items, and current catalog products.  This promotion runs through January 3, 2017.

All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of my Online Store.  You’ll find products divided into stamps, bundles, paper, and everything else.  Note that all Holiday Catalog bundles are on this Closeouts list,  That doesn’t mean the products are retiring, just that they won’t be offered as a 10%-off bundle after January 3.  (For example, the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch are not retiring; the bundle is retiring.)

Now here’s the fine print:

  • Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.  Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
  • Some current inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.
  • Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.
    • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
    • Retiring items will only be available while supplies last.  All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.  Find a list of retiring items in a sortable Excel file here and a PDF version here.  These links will be updated Monday through Friday at 4:00 PM (MT).  Other Year-End Closeouts products and applicable discounts can
      be found in my online store.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards when your Merchandise Subtotal reaches $150.00.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.
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End of November = end of the sale!


Today’s the last day to get 25% off stamp sets that coordinate with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  (While the dies are currently unavailable to order, they are expected to be in stock in mid-January.)  Click the chart below to access my online Stampin’ Up! store!


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Run run!


This reindeer — oh, what fun!  He is one of the reasons I got the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle.  Combined with the Candy Lane DSP and Baker’s Twine, well, the card practically makes itself!

My husband doesn’t like to send whimsical Christmas cards, so I replaced the reindeer with a sentiment from Tin of Tags (cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits) and this card worked perfectly for invitations to our upcoming neighborhood brunch.

This was another Jingle Jump card.  I love holding stamp-a-stack events and am planning one for the first weekend in February.  Watch for details!

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Online Extravaganza ends Monday!

Tomorrow (11/28) is the last day to take advantage of discounts up to 40% off popular Stampin’ Up! products, including a few added just for the last day:

  • 20% off Flurry of Wishes and Snow Flurry Punch bundle (use #146008 for the special price of $31.20)
  • 40% off Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (#141657 — $6.00)
  • 40% off Bell Punch (#141846 — $10.80)
  • 35% off Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658 — $26.00) or get it FREE!!*

*What — FREE???  Yes!  If you’re not a Big Shot owner yet, this is the time to “crank” it up and jump in!  Using this machine changed my paper crafting life forever — and if you think that’s hyperbole, I challenge you to experience it for yourself.  Buy a Big Shot using the host code below until 10:00 p.m. Central Time on Monday, November 28, and I’ll send you the Magnetic Platform for free!  And, you’ll earn the Birthday Bonus(es), below, and Burgin Bucks.  Go ahead!

See the entire Online Extravaganza flyer here (or click the banner above).

Because my birthday was during the Extravaganza, I’m offering gift-with-purchase Birthday Bonuses, based on your product totals for the week 11/21-28:

  • Product total of $30:  Detailed White Doilies (#141701)
  • Product total of $60:  Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (#131527)
  • Product total of $100:  Blender Pens (#102845) — you will want these on hand after January 4!

Use Host Code 34XVRBNC when you place your online order or contact me to add your order to mine (you must be able to pick up your order from me).  You’ll find the box for the host code in the lower left-hand corner of your shopping bag.

Have a big list?  When your order is at least $150 in product, you can be your own host (don’t use my host code) and earn free product — including all three of my Birthday Bonuses.

Will you be earning Burgin Bucks during the Online Extravaganza?  Of course!

Online Extravaganza ends Monday, November 28.  Place your Big Shot order by 10 p.m. Central to receive the Magnetic Platform FREE!

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After the pie …

… but before the wreaths and tree and lights, I wanted to share the banner on our living room mantel.  My little sweet potato helped me a little with the Big Shot work on this, but lost interest before long.  He arrived for Thanksgiving with a new hairdo and vest, with shirt tucked in and sleeves buttoned, but only the hair lasted (mostly) through the afternoon.

Here he is after the pie, ready to drink his very small portion of coffee from 120-year-old china.  Looking over his shoulder is my mother — the granddaughter of the original owner of the china — who would not approve of the coffee or the cup, I am quite sure.


You might be able to see the green place card under his pie plate.  He cut, embossed, and wrote names or initials on each of the leaves for our guests.  They made a fuss over them.

We had a lovely afternoon (thanks to plenty of help in the kitchen).  I am happy having family, friends, and neighbors for Thanksgiving.  I am indeed thankful.


Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die

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Thankful medallion

This was the Thanksgiving card I sent out this month.  I wanted to go a totally different direction from yesterday’s card, and I’d call this 180° different!


This medallion makes me think of wheat and grass plumes, which is why I saw autumn and harvest instead of just winter.  The medallion is embossed with clear powder, but the center (from Paisleys & Posies) is embossed in Copper, then colored with markers (Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral).  The embellishment in the center is an old Candy Dot that I colored with a metallic Sharpie.  (Also color them with nail polish!)

Good news:  The Paisleys & Posies stamp set (as well as the coordinating Paisley Framelits Dies) will still be available after this Holiday Catalog retires on January 3.  But I am positive that we will not see them offered as a bundle at 10% off.  Remember the Frosted Medallions set will retire, but is available during the Online Extravaganza at 20% off.

Neutrals Candy Dots

Neutrals Candy Dots

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Red Glimmer Medallion

I think my favorite card from the October Jingle Jump was this one, all sparkly and festive.  It has something of a Nordic feel to it, don’t you think?


I know you can’t really get the sparkle from this image, but everything here (just two stamps!) is embossed with the Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder from the Holiday Catalog.  Dear Santa, please carry over this product so I can use it on Valentines!

Alas, this stamp set — Frosted Medallions, also from the Holiday Catalog — will be retired after January 3.  Meanwhile, though, you can get it for 20% off during the Online Extravaganza through Monday, November 28 (while supplies last)!

Come back tomorrow for a card with this medallion in a totally different look!

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