Taking Care of Today and Preparing for Tomorrow

There are several things you need to know today – so hopefully you are a daily visitor.  Oh, the benefits of your dedication!  I’m going to make sure you are well taken care of for tomorrow’s catalog unveiling.  Woo hoo!


For the past month, I’ve been sharing projects from Thoughtful Branches – the AMAZING, limited-time bundle that Stampin’ Up! has offered in August.  To read more about this incredible bundle, CLICK HERE.  To enjoy a parade of all the projects I’ve made with this bundle, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE:  Stampin’ Up! announced this week that they will continue to sell the Beautiful Branches bundle while supplies last.  Incidentally, once the current supply is out, it’s gone forever and will not be included in future catalogs (there were rumors).  You might still be able to add it to your order on September 1, but that’s a risk I can’t advise.  🙂

Thoughtful Branches samplesSince today is the last day to purchase this limited-time bundle, please act now.  I did say “please.”  🙂



Tomorrow is the epic launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog.  As a demonstrator, I’ve been able to shop from the catalog for the last month, so I’ve shared lots of projects with these new items.  So that you can start tomorrow morning with your final list ready, I’m sharing some of my projects with these new items.  I hope these help you to create your list!

You can click on any of these projects to read my original posts about each one:

Candy Cane Christmas – #142040 – p. 5

Candy Cane Christmas, Suite Seasons, Merriest Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Brian King…:

Hang Your Stocking Bundle – #143512 – p. 15

Hang Your Stocking, Large Letters Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin'…:

Jar of Cheer – #142161 – p. 25

Jar of Cheer, Christmas Stockings Thinlints, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP307:

Wonderful Year – #142158 – p. 28

Wonderful Year, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Suite Seasons – #142209 – p. 43

Suite Seasons, Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS251

Paisleys & Posies Bundle – #143515 – p. 46

Paisleys & Posies, Paisley Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Totally Trees – #142198 – p. 48

Totally Trees, Better Together, Moroccan Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up…

Cookie Cutter Halloween – #142255 – p. 53

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Touches of Texture, In the Meadow, Oh Happy Day Card Kit

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun, Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brian KingI hope you enjoyed this little parade of products.  If you have already seen them all, then I hope it was a fun walk down memory lane.  If some are new to you, then I hope you go back and read about them.  What fun!

Tonight – make your list and check it twice (do you like my whimsical Christmas reference?) so you are prepared to place your order tomorrow.  I can’t wait to see what you love most!



Between September 1 and September 21, Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25% discount on a handful of items from the 2016 Annual Catalog – the list of items on the Special Offers will change each week, and I’m excited to share the first week’s list.  Be sure to add these items to your Holiday Catalog order tomorrow.  🙂  Click on the picture below to download the list of items included in this offer:


That’s about it!  I hope this gives you exactly what you need to place your order tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Thanks, Brian, for the walk down memory lane. A parade of a wonderful variety of designs. So much inspiration. Thanks for the tips on the upcoming Special Offers. Have a great day.

  2. What a fun post today Brian! I’m with HJ and enjoyed the parade of cards from weeks past. It’s really nice to see them all bunched up one after the other. Great way to start the day. Thank you Brian!

  3. Thanks for the tips Brian and for the wonderful and beautiful parade of your creations.
    Do you happen to know what is the actual time when the catalog will go live? I know you are on Eastern and I’m on Central times, is it correct to assume the catalog’s launch will be on Utah time which is Mountain?
    Just wondering.

  4. Brian, I always love, love, love your creations!
    On the card using the hang your stocking bundle, is the
    HO HO HO an embossing folder or DSP?

    • Thanks for your comment! The HO HO HO is made with the the Big Letters dies – a faux embossing technique. You can read that entire post if you click on the picture – and there’s a video by my Mom there, too. 🙂

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