Friday, November 30, 2012

Embossed snowflakes

A simple card created by embossing snowflakes and sponging ink over...emboss resist!  It's perfect for your holiday cards!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Creative Packaging Ideas

Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.

Available now through January 2!

Trimmings & Tags Bundle (#132769) for $13.50 (a $16.85 value)  Includes:  Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2"), Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8"), and Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle (#132770) for $13.50 (a $16.85 value)  Includes:  Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2"), Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces), Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards).

I loved the adorable packaging bundle available for our Halloween treats!  These new packaging options are PERFECT for those holiday treats!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Glimmer Snowflakes

A simple card created using the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Pad and the Northern Flurry Impressions folder.  So easy and so cute with plenty of SPARKLE!!  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink:  Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Pad
Stamps:  Wacky Wishes
Accessories:  Northern Flurry Impressions Folder, Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle


Thursday, December 6, 7 p.m. Technique Night.  Create two Christmas projects.   Fee:  FREE—Stamp Club Members; $7—Customers/Guests (FREE when you place a $40 the night of the class)  RSVP by December 4.

Friday, December 7, 7 p.m.  Stamp Camp.  We’ll be creating 6 simple neighbor gifts.  All supplies will be provided including envelopes.  Fee:  $20—Stamp Club Members; $25—Customers & Guests  ($5 off when you place a $40 the night of the class).   RSVP by December 4 and receive $5 off.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Family Photo Christmas Card

Of course, I've been planning our family Christmas card for quite some time.  I love that Stampin' Up! has the option of pre-designed cards.  This tri-fold card is the perfect card with a built-in way to add a little family letter.

Enjoy this week's downloads here.  Did I mention there's a FREE download today?!?!  :) 

ONE more day of the Online Extravaganza!  Wednesday you'll be able to get these items at a special discount.  See the full list of sale items here.
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy

 Here's the details for the fun Christmas card above:
Page 1 Supply ListStamps
    Bright Hopes/Bright Hopes - tree, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    Bright Hopes/Bright Hopes - tree, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    Bright Hopes/Bright Hopes - snowflake, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Very Merry Twenty-Five/Very Merry Twenty-Five - very merry christmas, Color = SOFT SUEDE 124,103,74
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    Labels & Tags\Decorative Label Punch, Fill Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255
Page 2 Supply List
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - 2012 words, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - 2012, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - our top ten, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - the, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    Bright Hopes/Bright Hopes - tree, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - one, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - six, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - ten, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - two, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - seven, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - nine, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - four, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - five, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - eight, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits/Bright Reviews/Bright Reviews - three, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44     

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thankful Leaves

Hope you enjoyed time with your families over the Thanksgiving Weekend.  We sure did!  As you can tell, I stayed away from my computer for most of the week last week.  But I'm ready now to get going and get you working on your holiday projects.  These are some quick thank you cards I made for my hubby to send out.
I love that all of them turned out just a little bit different because of the spritz!  So fun!  I have a few more fall projects and then we'll move on to Christmas!! :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie
Stamps:  Wacky Wishes
Accessories:  Big Shot, Autumn Accents Die, Color Spritzer, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Mini Glue Dot

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Word Art

Don't miss getting the download of MDS 2+ for only $39.98, MDS 2 for only $19.98, or MDS 2 Upgrade for those who already have My Digitial Studio for only $9.98.  Shop now here!  A few weeks ago I was in charge of a special meeting for the boys in our church group who would be turning 12 next year.  I always feel that you can set the mood/tone for something just by the atmosphere.  So I searched for ideas.  I found this fun vinyl word art and decided to create my own using MDS.  I printed it out and framed it. It was perfect!

Supply List
     Color = BASIC BLACK 19,27,29  

I needed to create a handout for the boys as well.  They use this scripture as their theme so I thought it would be fun to create a little handout for each of them.  I had these printed as a 4x6 photos in 4 different colors.

Supply ListBackground
     Color = NIGHT OF NAVY 33,64,95
     Color = GUMBALL GREEN 105,132,51
     Color = ISLAND INDIGO 0,126,135
     Color = REAL RED 199,44,58

    Labels & Tags\Hugs & Kisses Punch\Kisses punch, Fill Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255

Can't wait to check out today's newest downloads!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fall Card

Today ONLY get the Big Shot (#113439) for only $79.96!  Shop now (be sure to select me as your demonstrator) or contact me directly to get yours!  
You will love all of the beautiful projects you can create with this fun tool!  Be sure to check out all of the other products that are part of the online extravaganza here!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Woodgrain Impressions Folder, Designer Rosette Die, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L, Autumn Accents Die, Silicone Craft Sheet, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Spritzer, Linen Thread, Bone Folder, Mini Glue Dots, Glue Gun

Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravaganza

Are you ready for the Online Extravaganza? The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year!  From November 19-28 you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
Clear Block Storage Caddy
Stack & Store Caddy

You can visit my Online Store to see all discounted products or view this PDF.

The Fine Print
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types.  Place the order yourself or contact me to place the order for you :)
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Two NEW Products Now Available!

I’m so excited to tell you about two new Sizzix products that are now available! 

Stampin’ Up! is offering the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.

The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Because this is a product test, the Texture Boutique is not branded with the Stampin' Up! logo. We recommend you read the included instructions before using the Texture Boutique.
'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.  They are $7.95 each.

Texture Boutique Bundle--Item 132700--$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
Includes:  Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim,  the Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine--Item 132657--$29.95
Includes:  Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
See a fun video here.

Talking Tag-new product
Give the gift of sound. With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts, invitations, gift tags, business cards, catalogs, scrapbook pages, wine bottles . . . well, anything!  Now your pictures really can say a thousand words! With Talking Tag, you can record your own personal message that recipients can access by scanning the Talking Tag. 

Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for $7.95 (item 129723).
How to record a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).
You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code. Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.
See a how-to video here.

Watch for more details soon!!!! J  It’s always a great sale!

AND one more announcement…. it has been hard to keep this a secret-we're so excited about it! We have created a card-making application, and we already have a great name for it: Simply Sent! This iPhone app (iPhone only for now) allows customers to create an e-card-from a template or completely on their own-and send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook. And it's free!

Here's something you should know about this app: it's not My Digital Studio on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give customers a taste of what they can create when they buy MDS. We want to get our name and our art out there so more people than ever before will know about Stampin' Up! We hope you'll get excited about it as well and that you'll do the following:
Download it from iTunes or the App Store, share it with all your friends, and post a review! The more positive reviews it gets, the more prominent place it takes in the iTunes store.

Try it out! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stampin', Stampin'!

When you're sick or someone in the house is sick, the stamp blog is last on the list.  Sorry, friends, that's just how it's been lately.  I've been stampin' up a storm the last few days.  Here are five of the cards that will be available on Friday night for the Christmas Card stamp-a-stack.

Fifteen card designs will be available for you to make ten cards.  All supplies are provided except adhesive.  Please bring your own.  Stamp Club Members--$20; Customers/Guests--$25 ($5 off if you registered by Nov. 13)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Arrow of Light Invite

This month J.R. is moving from Cub Scouts to Scouts.  He'll be receiving one of the top awards you can earn in Cub Scouts.  I made these fun invitations for J.R. and his friend, Luke, who will also be receiving this top honor.
Hope you got the FREE downloads this past week.  Here are today's downloads.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Watercolored Leaves

We created this fall card last month at technique night.  I love using the watercolor crazyons to color directly onto stamps. 

Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations CS, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Gently Falling, Just Believe
Accessories:  Aquapainter, Watercolor Crayons, Big Shot, Woodgrain Impressions Folder, Tasteful Trim Die, Naturals Designer Button, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots

Be sure to join me on November 16 at 7 p.m. for our annual Christmas card stamp-a-stack stamp camp.  Fifteen Christmas card 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 Member; $25--Customers & Guests ($5 off when you RSVP by November 13).

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Trimmer is HERE! Get FREE ink!

Happy November!
TODAY you can order the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters -and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!

Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4"
      (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements. 
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch. 
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95
Can’t wait to try it out?  Join me tonight for TECHNIQUE NIGHT.  Just let me know you’ll be coming J

Stampin’ Up!’s got two ways for your customers to get FREE INK from November 1 through December 16:
  1. Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party will get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin’ Pads!  Call me or e-mail me so we can set a date and time!
  2. New demonstrators who join Stampin’ Up! during the promotion period will get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin’ Pads with their Starter Kit which is only $99 plus tax and FREE shipping, and you get to choose $125 worth of products from the annual catty or holiday catty!!  What are you waiting for??? Sign up TODAY!

Have you got your FREE digital downloads yet?  What are you waiting for?  You don’t even need to use them in My Digital Studio.  Click here TODAY to get your downloads!!

Thursday, November 1, 7 p.m. Technique Night.  Create two projects with a new technique.   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 asap.

Friday, November 16, 7 p.m.  Christmas Cards Stamp-a-Stack Stamp Camp.  Fifteen Christmas card 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 November 13 and receive $5 off.