If It Ain’t Broke…

It’s your fault.

I spent considerable time trying to enhance my blog with some new whiz-bang tools and a fresh look — all for the pleasure of you, dear readers.

Instead, I managed to break my blog. Yep, they said it couldn’t be done. HAH! Just call me the Blog Breaker!

This post is to test if I can get something up on the blog without making myself crazy. Okay, crazier.

To reward you for reading this far…and just because I’m brimming with news of cool, fun toys from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog, here’s a photo to whet your appetite.


The stamp set, Classic Sketches, just jumped off the page of the catalog when I first opened it up.

Stampin’ Up! describes it this way: “Roman styling characterizes the images in the Classic Sketches stamp set. Express your inner Da Vinci when you watercolor the beautifully intricate column diagrams and detailed sculpture drawings. You don't even have to be Italian!”

NewClassicSketchesCUWho doesn’t want to be a Da Vinci?! Also, I thought… what a great set to use on my scrapbook pages of last year’s trip to Italy, Turkey and Greece. So this one is a “must have” for me.

What’s your “must have” item from the new catalog?

Leave a comment by Sunday at 5 p.m. and I’ll draw one lucky winner to receive $44 worth of the Stampin’ Up! items of your choice, redeemable on February 1st.

Your email address must be valid and you must respond back to me with your order by 10:30 p.m. EST on February 1st.

Why $44 you ask? Because Sunday, Feb. 1 is Super Bowl XLIII. (That’s 44 to we non-Romans.) See the Super Bowl Special I’m running that day here.

Meanwhile, I’ll try not to break anything.  ;-)



  1. It’s scary how many “must haves” I have! I am completely hooked on the Big Shot–I must have the the Box #2–I love gift boxes! I also want the butterflies die, Billboard, Birds & Branches, Big Bold Cupcakes–you get the idea!

  2. Page 81 – the 24-7 set and the Friends wheel are absolute favorites! Plus chocolate brads and buttons!! plus…….!!!!

  3. Oh yes. Anything with birds! Bird stamps and dies for sure.

  4. The organza ribbon, the Texturz plates, ALL the stamp sets with trees and birds! How’s that??

    Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

  5. Michelle Forester :

    My must haves are punches, especially the heart and the eyelet. love those punches.

  6. Marni Tucharn :

    I must have it all! LOL!!!! Does that count???

  7. I must have the flower brads and the Birds & Branches die…and lots of pretty paper. Love the new catalog!

  8. Sandy Fleming :

    How pretty!!!! The MUST HAVES on my list are some of the Stampin’ UP! exclusive Sizzix dies. I just love the butterflies! I also like the mini envelope–I can’t wait to try them.

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