Let the Holiday Season begin!


The new Build a Bear die...isn't it CUTE!

OK, let’s start with Fall and go from there, yes?  I am SO excited about this mini.  First off, it’s HUGE!   So many fantastic holiday images…Fall, Halloween, and (shhh!) Christmas!   Even more than holidays, though….Stampin’ Up! is announcing a TRIO of new and fabulous product lines! 

Build-A-Bear Workshops and Stampin’ Up! have partnered to bring you some really exciting things.  Rubber stamps?  Oh, yeah, baby!  Big Shot dies?  Woohoo, so CUTE!    I tell you, the new designer paper that coordinates with the BABW is really bringing out the artistic little kid in me…I can’t stop cranking out  new bears so I can keep cutting out clothes, lol! 

Starting in October, the long-anticipated My Digital Studio software will be available for customer purchase!  There will be more on this later because honestly, I have to learn more about it to even tell you all the great features.  I can’t wait to dig into it, though! 

I am very anxious for the Simply Adorned charms to arrive…they look absolutely beautiful!  Lovely lockets that are really a step above with the beautiful beveled glass front to show off your customized artwork keepsake.  No word yet on the exact date on those.

Click on the mini icon up on the top left here to view the catalog.  You’ll be drooling with all the gorgeous samples, lol!   I’ll be back in town on the 12th when I hope to get samples up…


Final Deal of the Week!







Regular Price

Special Price 

July 27, 10 AM (MT) through
July 31, 6:50 PM (MT) via phone or
11:50 PM (MT) via Online Ordering



Heart to Heart punch




Deal of the Week #4

And I think it’s the best yet!







Regular  Price

Special Price

July 20, 10 AM (MT) through
July 27, 9:50 AM (MT)



Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware



Deal of the Week #3 is here!

I absolutely LOVE these weekly deals! There’s just no telling where SU will take us next…this week’s deal?






Regular  Price

Special Price

July 13, 10 AM (MT) through
July 20, 9:50 AM (MT)



Square Fire Rhinestone brads



For more information on the Deal of the Week, feel free to check my website… www.betsyzabora.stampinup.net .

So Proud!

I am so proud of my son DJ! The past few years he’s really worked hard to bring up his grades. Now in his Junior year in high school, his end of year report card shows that he increased his GPA again over last year. Every year it inches up a little higher. This one was ALL A’s and B+’s! That’s my boy, lol! Anyway, I made this card for him, just to tell him how proud of him I am.
The card uses a lot of NEW catty stuff (go figure!).

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar  *  Cardstock: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy  *  Ink:  Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Versamark  *  Accessories: Clear embossing powder, twill tape, jumbo eyelet, Crop-o-dile, Tombow 2-way Multi glue

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar * Cardstock: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy * Ink: Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Versamark * Accessories: Clear embossing powder, twill tape, jumbo eyelet, Crop-o-dile, Tombow 2-way Multi glue

OK, tomorrow’s another day, with another new toy to play with…can’t wait to pick out which to start with! See you soon…

Deal of the Week #2 / Stampin’ Up! 4th of July



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Regular Price 

Special Price

July 6, 10 AM (MT) through
July 13, 9:50 AM (MT)



Sizzix Big Shot Doctor’s Bag



What a great deal!  The Big Shot Doctor’s Bag, normally $69.95, is this week’s Deal of the Week!…from now until 9:50 a.m. July 13th, you can get it for $49.99!  How awesome is that? That’s almost 30% off!   I’ve heard a lot of folks saying this makes a great — and chic — carryon bag for weekend jaunts, too!   I love the look of this thing, I gotta tell ya…

OK, check this out…Kanab, UT is the home of Stampin’ Up!, and every year the town has an Independence Day parade.  Also every year, Stampin’ Up!  has a float entered…no kidding!  I saw this posted on Shelli’s blog this morning and couldn’t resist…


Remind you of anything?  (Hint: check page 67 in the NEW 2009-2010 catalog…)    For more pictures of the parade, check out Shelli’s blog at www.SoShelli.com.  It’s a fantastic blog that I love to visit.

Don’t forget to check my website every Monday at 10 a.m. for the new Deal of the Week, ‘k?

Oh, wait!  I almost forgot I had a card to share, lol.  Sheesh!  I got my sneak peek box later than normal so it took me awhile to get crackin’ on playing with the new stuff.


I could NOT resist getting the Big Shot Curly Movers and Shapers die.  I can’t believe how long I waited!  This thing is just so much fun to use.  The base card is the new Crushed Curry In-Color cardstock layered with the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer paper.  I think this is my favorite patterned sheet out of it, but don’t quote me on it, lol!  It was a simple matter to run the dp through the die and line up the layered windows. I stamped “24-7”  from the Friends 24-7 set in Elegant Eggplant (on Whisper White) and punched it out with the coordinating Curly Label punch.  The punch is just a smidge smaller than the die punch, so it works perfectly!  Inside the card I stamped the other sentiment from that set, “Here for you,” which still leaves a LOT of room for writing a personal note inside. 

I can’t wait for my box to get here tomorrow…more new catty stuff arriving, including 3 of the new In-Colors!  See you soon!  Thanks for stopping by…

Summer Fun Promotions!


Check out these amazing offers!
DBWS_dealofweek_scalloppunch Deal of the Week: Scallop Edge Punch
Everything’s prettier in scallops! July 1–5, get the Scallop Edge punch for just $10.99—over 30% off the regular price of $15.95!Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week’s new deal.
DBWS_starterkit Have Fun Doing What You Love
From July 15 — August 31, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family for as little as $85 with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash!
DBWS_catalog_US Spend the Summer with New Products
Stampin’ Up!’s 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog and Definitely Decorative brochures are here, and they’re filled with all-new stamps, accessories, and home décor products. Contact me to schedule your new catalog workshop or to get your own copy.
DBWS_countryliving Country Living Summer Cookout Kit
The Country Living Summer Cookout Kit gives you everything you need to hold a fantastic summer party, including:

  • Creative invitations
  • Fun food wrappers
  • Customizable coasters
  • And more!

For the low price of $24.95, the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit will ensure your summer party is a hit.

Contact me to learn more about any of these promotions!



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Special Price



Scallop Edge punch 



(reg. $15.95)

** Deal #1: Wednesday, July 1, 2009; noon (MT)
 ** Deal #2: Monday, July 6, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
** Deal #3: Monday, July 13, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
** Deal #4: Monday, July 20, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
** Deal #5: Monday, July 27, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)

Things to Remember:

  • Deal of the Week items may be purchased on workshop, demonstrator, customer, and online orders.
  • Deal of the Week products are only available at their discounted price during the specified time. At any other time during the month, the item will sell at the regular price.
  • Individual products will not be announced early (except the first Deal of the Week). All Deal of the Week announcements will be made on the dates and times noted above.  Please check my website  for each week’s Deal.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There is no limit to the number of Deal of the Week items a customer may purchase.

Too much fun!!  New stuff…new sign-up special…AND a new Deal every week!  I just LOVE this time of year, don’t you!