Stamping Is The Best Therapy!

Stamping Is The BEST Therapy!

It is hard to give myself permission to give myself time off! (Let me tell you, it IS hard!) Thank you for checking in to see how I am feeling. I am feeling a little bit better this afternoon, but I fatigue easily.

One of the things that I wanted to share is that I am overwhelmed by your outpouring of affection! Each and every card, flower arrangement, phone call, email, text or meal means so much to me. I guess you could say it is like one HUGE hug! I consider everyone an angel on my shoulders!

This sweet little hand carved angel has been watching over me.

IMG_2524 (1)One of the many things that I have come to learn is being better at receiving.  It is hard and I am getting lots of practice.


mantelYour gifts and flowers have all brought me much encouragement and I have certainly never felt so loved during this difficult time.

flowersIt is sometimes so overwhelming that words cannot express how truly grateful I am that you have reached out to me!  I am not sure what tomorrow brings and I have lots of fears, but I know that I am very blessed to have so many wonderful and caring people behind me.


Bridgeport Hospital and it’s staff have been wonderful.  The doctors and staff of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center have been caring and kind professionals and I thank them wholeheartedly.

But, last Thursday, Ed and I received news that deflated my positive balloon. The results of my pathology report came back that I had Stage 1 cancer and an appointment with an oncologist was scheduled for Jan 30th. The bright side of my mastectomy is that my lymph nodes are clear. I am not sure where my journey and recovery will take me, but you can be sure that I will stay in touch in the next week or so.

I am taking advantage of this afternoon to write to you and get some thank you notes finished.  I wanted to show you that you don’t need to send anything elaborate for your thank you notes.  I will be sharing a few ideas over the next few weeks.  (I have a lot of them to stamp and write.)  Like the post title says, “Stamping is the BEST therapy!”

I fell in love with the Swirly Bird Bundle a few months ago when the Annual Catalog came out.  I think it is versatile.  So much so, that I used it for some Christmas Cards this year.

To make your thank you cards even easier, add a set of Note Cards and Envelopes, either in Whisper White or Kraft.  They are cut and scored for you.

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By the way, if you love FREE stuff!


It doesn’t get better than FREE . . . There are 3 ways to earn FREE products!

      • SHOP to earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item for every $50 you spend . . . no limit!
        • Click here to see all of the FREE items available!
      • HOST to get more FREE products with Stampin’ Rewards (an extra $25 FREE with a $250 order or party!  Book parties are most welcome at this time!
              when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit – it’s the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle! During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose2 FREE stamp sets.from either catalog (ANY PRICE) as a bonus to add to your starter kit.   Join for the discounts, ideas & fun!
      • For $99 you choose:  $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for your kit.  That’s $26 in FREE product!
      • The kit ships for FREE! That’s a savings of another 10%!
      • After joining, get everything you’ve been wanting at a minimum 20% discount!
      • NO RISK . . . NO OBLIGATION!  When the time comes, you decide whether you want to renew or not!
      • DO IT FOR YOU!
      • Join here and learn more and I will contact you when you do!

No matter how you take advantage of SALE A BRATION,  it’s a great time to stock up on your favorite paper, adhesives, and everything else that Stampin’ Up! offers that you know and love!   When you do, you can earn FREE Sale-a-bration rewards . . . one for every $50 you spend!  There’s NO limit!  An order of $150 or more earns not only Sale-a-bration rewards, but FREE Stampin’ Rewards as well!

Shop ONLINE with me!  online 24/7!  . . . when you do, please select “allow demonstrator to contact me” so I can thank you, if not, I totally understand!




Online Extravaganza Is Coming!


Online Extravaganza only happens once a year!  One week only, November 21-28!

Save up to 40% on select products. Stampin’ Up! will be having 24-hour sales on the FIRST and LAST day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only.

Get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list.

You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

And now for the “not so fine print.”

• Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016
Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, starter kit, and online).
You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.
Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
• The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs
through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
• The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and
runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.


If you order is under $150, please use the November Hostess Code and I will send you  a FREE gift! 

hostess**Do not use the above hostess code if your order exceeds $150!  Be your own hostess!  I will still send you the FREE gift!

Christine Sig

November Special-25% Off!

Brand new Framelits and a sale on a bunch of coordinating stamp sets? And not just holiday sets, but regular sets as well? WOW! Stampin’ Up’s November special is awesome! Check out the sweet new set of dies that is being released ahead of the next annual catalog… available now! Will you be adding them to YOUR collection?!


Look at all those wonderful shapes… so many possibilities!  Click here to view the Stitched Shapes Framelits and click on any photo below to see the sale-priced stamp sets up close! Have questions, contact me, TODAY!



Look at those prices! Amazing. I’ve been on the fence, but at that kind of deal I can’t resist! What will you be getting on sale this month?


Be sure to use the November Hostess Code below!  I will send you a FREE gift along with a thank you card!

hostessClick on any picture above to see all the offerings up close.

Christine Sig

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit – All Inclusive Kit!

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

The Watercolor Wishes Card Kit includes preprinted cards for the perfect artistic watercolor look without all the mess. Includes supplies to make 20 unique cards in 3 different sizes and an exclusive stamp set.

Make one when you need it or make them all and use them later. Makes 20 unique cards.

Folded card sizes: 4″ x 4″, 3-1/2″ x 5″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Instructions included.

The only thing you will need is adhesive.  The rest is provided,  including the stamp set, clear stamp block, and ink.

Watercolor Wishes Kit

***As my FREE Gift to you for placing your order using the HOSTESS CODE below, I will send you a box of Mini Glue Dots. Place your order by July 25th and the Mini Glue Dots are yours.


And just like that, you have a complete kit when you need to make a card to send to that special someone.




Watercolor Wishes Card Kit


Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

When you place your order, use Hostess Code below and I will send you a FREE gift!



Flowering Fields – Stampin’ Up!

Flowering Fields – Stampin’ Up!

I’ll bet you’re thinking to yourself, “Not another flower stamp set?!”  In my humble opinion, you simply cannot own enough flower stamp sets. Each delicate image is perfect for using your markers, blender pens or Aqua Painters.

Looky here!  I stamped the Hardwood background stamp horizontally in Smoky Slate.  I really didn’t want to overwhelm the background with a darker ink.

I grabbed one of the stamps from the Watercolor Wishes Kit!  My goodness!  That kit is wonderful!  It has so many choices of sentiments.  Oops! I digressed.  Sorry!  I couldn’t resist the opportunity to tell you that!

Flowering FieldsAfter stamping the leaf images in Old Olive, I went ahead and inked up the flower images with my Elegant Eggplant marker.  I stamped the butterfly and the sentiment in Elegant Eggplant as well and mounted the whole thing onto Crumb Cake cardstock.

Of course, I added a few rhinestones for bling.

Below are a few note cards made with the Flowering Fields Stamp Set and the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper.

Christine’s Tips:

  • Cut the Designer Series to the front of your note cards.  These happen to be 3 1/2″ x 5″!  I love the fact that they come all pre packaged for quick notes.   Open up your card and trim any excess that hangs off.
  • You will notice that there is ribbon or twine.  Be sure to add it that element before you adhere the Designer Series Paper to the base.
  • Adding some coordinating paper as an envelope liner will instantly make a gorgeous presentation.  Remember, you will need the Big Shot to use the envelope framelits.
  • Using a blender pen is the quickest way to add color to the inside of each flower.
  • The stamp set used for the sentiments is Crazy About You!


Only one more month of Sale A Bration!

Flowering Fields and the Designer Series Paper can’t be purchased.  Nope, Nada, No!  They each can be earned by spending $50 in my ONLINE STORE!  Purchase $100 and you can get both the stamp set and designer series paper.

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BW 150Oh Heck!  If you’re gonna spend $100, why not just sign up with Stampin’ Up! and get $155 worth of product for only $99.  This is a total no brainer!  Even better is FREE shipping!  You don’t have to continue once you get your kit! 

Have I convinced you yet?! It is the perfect way to grab everything on your wish list! 

Are you ready?!  


Bloomin’ Heart! | What I Love | Sale A Bration

Bloomin’ Heart!

Just because Valentine’s Day is over, doesn’t mean you need to put away all the heart stamps.  Or for that matter, heart thinlits, punches…etc!


Pink Heart

Don’t let this stunner of a thinlit die scare you away.  I have the perfect tool to get ALL those little pieces out of the heart.  The NEW Big Shot brush has answered my prayers AND it is so easy to use as well.

Check out the home office’s video on using this nifty tool!


Christine’s Tips:

  • Be sure to sponge the edges of the filigree heart.  You want to be sure that the die cut POPS when you adhere it to your cardstock.
  • I used Stampin’ Up’s! Fine Tip Glue Pen.  This is wonderful for adhering delicate cutouts, glitter or sequins.
  • One of my favorite NEW products is the banner thinlit found in the Large Numbers Framelits.  Yes, I find that quite versatile.  The bundle might be a little pricey, but it is well worth it considering the numbers that can be used on your cards, scrapbook pages and papercrafted projects.  Just sayin…

flat pink heart

I simply cannot get enough of that simple saying on the What I Love stamp set that is FREE during Sale A Bration.  That one sentiment has really made me happy this year.  Remember,  purchase just $50 in my ONLINE STORE and that set is FREE!

What I love named

And finally one more thing…I stamped the inside with “you.” and also with the Hardwood Background stamp.  To get a very light image, I stamped off on a separate sheet of paper.


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Hello! Stampin’ Up! Limited Time!

Hello! Limited Time! Stampin’ Up!

I’ll bet you didn’t even know that there were Sale A Bration Stamp Sets that are labeled LIMITED TIME?!  This super adorable stamp set is leaving our line-up on February 15th, so be sure to place your orders now before Monday night!

After that, starting February 16th, we get three (3) NEW products to end the 2016 Sale A Bration promotion!  You can see the brochure here to view them!

Pairing it with the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack makes my heart sing!  I also used the Blossom Punch on sale now during the Weekly Deal event!

Oh how I love the “hello” font on this card and the clean and simple style of this card.


Christine’s Tips:

  • Be sure to stamp the inside of your card using a coordinating stamp from the set.  It really does give it that special touch!
  • On dark card stock, add a layer of Whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock to make your special message easier for the recipient to read.
  • The It’s My Party enamel dots are the perfect embellishment to add to the center of any flower.

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Weekly DealsDon’t forget about this amazing set that will go away Monday night!


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What I Love Crumb Cake-Stampin’ Up!

What I Love In Crumb Cake-Stampin’ Up!


Below is one of the cards that I completed.  Neutrals seem to be a go-to combination.

Kraft What I Love

I stamped in White Craft Ink and then added White Embossing Powder to heat set.  With a simple sponge dauber, I inked up in Crumb Cake and filled the centers of each flower.  Be sure to take a paper towel and wipe off the embossed image.  It will definitely make your image POP!


Kraft FlatInside was simply stamped with “you.”  on a layer of white cardstock.  I am totally loving that leaf image when stamped underneath the word.  Add a coordinating Crumb Cake envelope and you have the perfect card to send to someone special.  One more thing to note,  this easy peasy technique works better with light colors.

Kraft Inside

This terrific little set is FREE when you purchase $50 in my ONLINE STORE!

What I love named

Stampin’ Supplies:

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Birthday Bash Card Class For Everyone-Weekly Deals!

Birthday Bash Card Class-Local Attendees

I have a Birthday Bash Card Class coming up at the end of this month with 8 cards (2 of 4 designs)  all from our two new catalogs!  For locals it’s on Thursday, January 28th from 6:30 pm  – 8:30 pm and Saturday, January 30th, 10 am.

Birthday Bash Card Class

Come and make 8 cards (2 of 4 designs)   You can choose an additional card if you RSVP with payment by Tuesday the 26th.

Birthday Bash Card Class-Local Attendees

Birthday Bash Card Class To Go

If you live outside of Monroe, CT  you can still get in on this class with a cards kit to go. You get the same deal; if you RSVP & pay by January 26th you also get an extra card in your kit.  RSVP ends on the 26th for this class!

Here are the details for long distance:
  • You will receive the cards from the Birthday Bash Card Class.  The cards may not be hand selected.
  • The card kits include envelopes and the pre-cut pieces and embellishments to finish the cards.
  • Die-cutting, texturing and punching will be completed for you unless the image needs to be stamped first.
  • I will send you a pdf with photos and a list of supplies for every card included in the class; but there will not be detailed instructions.  I will include any tips needed to finish the cards however.
  • Stamped images are not included per SU copyright/angel policy.  You will use your ink and stamps to complete them at home.
  • Priority shipping is included in the price.  Kits will be mailed out at the beginning of February.
  • The cost is $24.00
  • Use the PayPal button below to pay.  I’ll send you an email confirmation after payment.
Birthday Bash Card Class To Go


Option #3

Perhaps you want to purchase the completed cards from the class?!

You will receive a set of (8) cards 2 of 4 designs with envelopes.

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Completed Birthday Cards-$40





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Christine Sig

Grateful Bunch-Stampin’ Up!

Grateful Bunch

My inspiration came today from the Stampin’ Success magazine that Stampin’ Up! puts out for demonstrators.  I stamped the base cardstock in the outline of the dotted leaf image and added a small piece of “It’s My Party” Designer Series Paper to the edge.

Grateful Bunch

Christine’s Tips:

  • The Grateful Bunch stamp set bundles with the Blossom Bunch punch for 15% discount!
  • Stamp the flowers with our NEW Archival Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  The ink is perfect to add some color with your Stampin’ Markers.  Now that Stampin’ Up! redesigned this wonderful black ink, it is of superior quality and doesn’t bleed.  You’ll be glad for that!
  • Pop each flower up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Probably the one adhesive I simply can’t do without.

140801GIf you simply want to buy the card, just visit my Etsy Shop!

Stampin’ Supplies:

Christine Sig