Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Fun

I even decorated the van to match our Halloween costumes!  Thank goodness for the Big Shot and the colored vinyl options!!!!  Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Witch's Necklace

Just something fun I whipped up quick to wear this week.  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Confetti Cream
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Markers, Basic Black
Stamps:  Wicked Cool
Accessories:  Simply Adorned Charm & Necklace, Raven Lace Trim

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mad Hatter

Yes, I've been totally MIA the past two weeks.  That's what happens when the kiddos have a two-week fall break.  We've had a great two weeks...although, I think we're all ready for school to start again on Monday.  Hopefully, I'll be up and posting daily again. :)   My son attended an Alice in Wonderland birthday party yesterday.  I quickly came up with this Mad Hatter card to hold his gift card for the birthday girl.  I love how the craft ink shows up on DARK cardstock!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Basic Black
Ink:  Cajun Craze craft ink spot
Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases
Accessories:  Heat Tool

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday

Create Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts this holiday season! From October 19-December 16, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin’ Up! products—perfect for creating cards, gift packaging, and gifts—and all at 20% off!


Vintage Christmas Card Bundle
Bells & Boughs Set and Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper 124067; $23.92 124068; $19.92

Contempo Christmas Card Bundle
Contempo Christmas Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper 124071; $20.72 124072; $17.52

Tags til Christmas Bundle
Tags til Christmas Set and Decorative Label Punch 124077; $38.32 124078; $31.92

Gift Packaging Bundle
Gifted Set and Mini Lunch Sacks 124083; $26.32 124084; $19.92

Simply Adorned Gift Bundle
Charming Set, Simply Adorned 1" x 1-1/4" Charm, and Simply Adorned 24" Chain 124076; $39.88 ---

Frame Gift Bundle
Definitely Decorative Chunky Frame and Small Chocolate Chip Dotted Flourish D├ęcor Elements 124075; $19.92 ---

October Stamp Camp…Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.  Create 10 Christmas cards from 15 different designs.  Contact me today to sign up.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Little Halloween Critter Treats

I saw this VERY cute idea on a website that's for upline's group.  It totally inspired me to create my own little Halloween critters.  These are all created use the petal punch.  They are the perfect size for a mini-size candy bar.  Currently, they are being used as a decoration on my shelf.  So fun!  Can't wait to create more mini-sized holiday critters!  Order your supplies here.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Yesterday I made this fun Halloween decoration with the leftover candy corns from technique night...maybe I'll stop eating them this way :)  I love how EASY the Big Shot makes these projects.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Circles Die, Alpha Die, Bitty Bat Punch, Raven Lace Trim, Mini Glue Dots

The winner for the World Cardmaking Day Challenges is Martha!  Thanks for entering :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

It's already that time of year!  Time to start planning your Christmas Cards.  Join me on Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. to get a head start on those cards.  Fifteen designs will be available for you to create ten cards.  All supplies will be provided except SNAIL adhesive.  Please bring your own.  Fee:  $20—Stamp Club Members; $25—Customers & Guests  ($5 off when you place a $40 the night of the class).   RSVP by Oct. 18.  When you RSVP by Oct. 18, your name will be entered into a drawing to receive a wood mount  "Northern Hearts" hostess stamp.  One stamp camp guest will win.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Clearance Rack Blitz

As you know, the Clearance Rack has been operational for over a year now, and demonstrators and customers alike are finding it a great place to discover discontinued Stampin' Up! merchandise for fantastic prices. Now, from October 5-18, we're adding over two hundred more discontinued items--some at up to 80 percent off--to help us make room in the Distribution Center for new products!

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:
• Orders for Clearance Rack items can be placed through my Online Store ONLY! (Club orders can’t include clearance items.)
• Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards.
• While the Blitz lasts from October 5-18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.
• All sales of discontinued items are final.

Come see all the new items in the Clearance Rack. These are all discontinued items and are only available in the Online Store! One of my favorite things posted are the old packages of Watercolor Crayons. When the new Watercolor Crayons come out, you can just buy the new color package, and you’ll be all set! There are inks, cardstock, designer paper, brads, even Big Shot Dies available! HURRY!!!! Items are available only while supplies last!

***Stamp Camp for October has been changed to Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.***

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day Challenges

I thought it would be fun to create a little challenge to get your creative juices flowing for the day. In this post, you'll find three different challenges. You can complete as many of the challenges as you would like. I have a prize for each separate challenge. Please send me a picture of your creation OR send me a comment with the address of where your creation is posted. The first challenge is to create a fall card.

You may either use fall images or fall colors to create your card. It can be Halloween based if you would like. I opted for a simple pumpkin card. I stamped the pumpkin in VersaMark and then daubed the pastels over the versamark to create the central image. If you enter this challenge and your name is selected using a random selector, you'll receive a brand new Cherry Cobbler ink pad...perfect fall or Christmas color :)

The second challenge is to create a card using only colors in the Neutral color family.

I created this card using Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and Basic Black DSP. If you enter this challenge and your name is selected using a random selector, you'll receive a package of 8 1/2 x 11 OR 12 x 12 Whisper White cardstock (your choice)

The third challenge is to create a holiday card.

I had a STRONG desire to use a USU BLUE after the victory over BYU so I used Night of Navy and Basic Gray to create this Christmas card. I can't get a good impression of the Letterpress on the bottom of the Basic Gray. Right now, I'm LOVING using the Letterpress plates without any's definitely more my style :) After I stamped the greeting and tied the ribbon, I spritzed the entire card with shimmer spray (hence the weird looking splotches.) If you enter this challenge and your name is selected using a random selector, you'll receive a brand new Snowflake punch (it has the whale-tail handle rather than the new style of punch)

All entries must be received by Saturday, October 9, at noon (EST). Winners will be posted that evening, and prizes will be sent/delivered the following week. Happy Stamping, Friends!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Stampin' News

Happy October, Stampers!

The first weekend in October is World Card Making Day. I’ll post a couple challenges on my blog and Facebook page tomorrow morning to hopefully give you some inspiration in your crafting projects this weekend. You’ll have the whole week to complete the challenges and then either link your projects to my pages or e-mail me your projects, and you’ll be entered into a little drawing for some fun crafting prizes.

Stampin’ Up! has just announced a new website dedicated to My Digital Studio projects Be sure to check it out. It’s a great on-line community to share your MDS projects, receive tips on how to use the program, and interaction with other MDS lovers.

Receive a free Craft tote when you sign up to become a demonstrator on or before October 18. This tote was an exclusive item from Convention this past summer. Contact me for more information and the awesome benefits I receive from being a demonstrator.

I plan to do two in-home parties this month! Contact me to schedule Halloween projects with your friends at your home or mine.

Wednesday, October 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday WOW. Come work on your stampin’ projects with friends. Please bring all of your own consumable products including adhesive. My stampin’ tools will be available for your use. Fee: FREE. RSVP by Tuesday evening.

Thursday, October 7, 7 p.m. Halloween Technique Night. Create three projects using new products from the Holiday Mini. All supplies will be provided including adhesive. Fee: FREE—Stamp Club Members; $7—Customers/Guests (FREE when you place a $40 the night of the class) RSVP by Tuesday evening.
Tuesday, October 12, 7 p.m. Demo Group Meeting. Join me and other local demonstrators for a night of fun. You’ll create 4 fun projects that will set you on the right track to get your Stampin’ Up! business started. Contact me for more information. (The date for this event is tentative…it very possibly could change to Oct. 19)

Friday, October 15, 7 p.m. Stamp-a-Stack Stamp Camp. Ready to get a head start on your Christmas cards? Fifteen designs will be available for you to create ten cards. All supplies will be provided except SNAIL adhesive. Please bring your own. Fee: $20—Stamp Club Members; $25—Customers & Guests ($5 off when you place a $40 the night of the class). RSVP by Oct. 11. (A picture of all 15 cards will be posted by Oct. 6.)