Monday, December 28, 2009

A week off

Hi! Hope your Christmas holidays have been wonderful! I will be taking the next week off mostly. Our oldest daughter is going away to college the end of this week, and we are enjoying all 8 of us being together. 

Remember that Jan 4 is the last day to order from the Holiday Mini! If you're dying for more of that Night & Day paper or anything else, place an order through my online store!

Another fun thing coming up is the Stampin Addicts New Occasions Mini Blog Hop! It starts Friday, so be sure to check it out!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Merry Christmas

May the spirit of love and giving fill your heart and home this blessed day!

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 12

Today I found out that my Secret Elf is . . . .
{drum roll, please}

Trina!
Thank you so much, my dear friend! What a tremendous amount of thought, energy, and talent you put into all the gifts!



Today Trina sent a wonderful llama!!!, a beautiful decorated notebook, another wonderful card, and 3 of those beautiful flowers! It's all so perfect! Thank you for making this such a special Christmas! Sending a big virtual hug your way!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 11

I'm so sad the Secret Elf days are coming to an end! But tomorrow, I get to find out for sure who my wonderful Elf is! Today, my Elf was extremely generous!



She gave me this beautiful Mother's Day card, and a lovely gift card  holder! Inside was a gift card to World Market! It's one of my favorite places! My Elf has really been watching and listening to what I love! It touches my heart to know that she cares so much! Thank you, Elf!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 10

Day 10 already??? This has been so fun!

Look what my elfie made for me today! 





I love it! The colors just make me smile! And it's bee-yoo-ti-ful! There was so much stuff inside, I had a hard time fitting it all in the photo:



Many, many die cuts that I don't have! In pretty shimmery white and lots of other wonderful colors, too! And And a gorgeous thank you card, and a little magnetic container of the mini clips from Stampin up! More decorated clips and another adorable little pen! I {heart} office supplies, and this gift is just fabulous! Thank you so much, Christmas Elf!

Now I'm off to pet my wonderful presents!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 9

Just look at this gorgeous tin! It's a gift all by itself! I adore it!



And then, inside:



It's like my elf packaged up my entire wish list! She included 2 cards this time--I'm going to have a year's worth of lovely cards! Sage Shadow Grosgrain (one I didn't have yet!), the white Fleurettes (which I hadn't indulged in yet, either!), 2 Stampin Up window stickers (which I've been wanting *forever*), a Stampin Up logo case (perfect for my business cards!), a snail refill, Multi glue, sticky strip, and dimensionals! You all know how much I use all those adhesives! 

Christmas elf, I hope you're reading this! I love *everything*! Thank you for being so generous and thoughtful!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 8

It is very humbling to have a secret elf! She put so much thought and effort and time into all my gifts! Even though I'm not entirely sure who she is yet (I have a pretty good guess!), my love for her has increased as I've seen everything she put into these gifts!




Today, my elf gave me this lovely, lovely decorated tin, and inside is a wonderful stamp set! Thank you so much! I love it!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 7

Sorry this is so late! I've been gone all day!



This is such a thoughtful gift! These beautiful, alterable frames are enough for  my whole family! And she cut out letters for each person in my family, too! So sweet! And I love the card, too! Christmas Elf, you are the best! This is soooooooooooo sweet!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 6


Are you ready??? I can't believe we're halfway through! This has been so much fun! Here is the beautiful package that has been taunting me:




And here is what's inside!



ATG tapes! I can *always* use those! What a thoughtful gift! Thank you, Christmas Elf! You're the best!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 5


I'm showing you the lovely wrappings on all the gifts so you'll know how they've been calling to me ever since they arrived! And here is day 5!


Isn't it just lovely??? And it's so "me"! Love the colors! And drum roll, please . . .


 
 
The softest socks ever (they're going on my feet as soon as this blog post is done!), an amazing alterable case (I love stuff like this!), and a handmade box full of notecards! They're perfect! I love it all! Thank you so much, Christmas Elf! 


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 4


I just love all the details on the packaging my elf made! Those tags are gorgeous, and all the yummy ribbon, too!

Look inside!

The fabulous Stampin Up ornament! I never purchased one, because of the price. But I am so glad to have one! Thank you so much, Christmas Elf!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 3

 
Just the packaging is soooooo lovely! My elf put so much thought and time into each present! I'm amazed, humbled, and grateful!

Here are the goodies:




Three elegant 6x6 cards with yummy chocolate envelopes! and three packages of gorgeous specialty ribbon! Three, hmmmm, are you beginning to notice a pattern like I am??? The first day, my elfie sent *one* beautiful nativity ornament; yesterday, she sent *two* gifts--a gorgeous tag tin and a box of chocolates; and today, everything is in threes!

I love all these ribbons, and they are something I would never have purchased for myself! And the cards are so lovely, I just keep gazing at them! Thank you so much, Christmas elf!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 2

This package has been taunting me


 

And today I found out what was inside!



Isn't it yummy??? Can't you just *taste* the chocolate??? What's that? Oh, yes, *I'm* the one tasting the chocolate. {smile} And the gorgeous tags! I love them, and now I don't have to make any more! Yay! And look at that gorgeous tin they came in, with the matching mini-pen! Oh, myyyyyyyy. Chocolate and office supplies--it truly is Christmas! Thank you so much, Christmas Elf!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts 2009--Day 1


Like last year, my swap sisters and I decided to do a Christmas secret elf swap! This is one of my favorite things about Christmas! First, the beautiful packaging! Isn't it just wonderful? A handmade box all stamped and shaded and layered and sponged and . . . {sigh of happiness} Every package has a beautiful tag just like this, with the appropriate date stamped on it. She's an artist, my elf!

And THEN, the actual gift!



 Isn't it gorgeous???? I collect nativities and nativity ornaments, and this is just perfect for my collection! Thank you so much, Christmas Elf! I love it!





Friday, December 11, 2009

Snowflake Christmas



Another Christmas Jingle Kit card. The Real Red scalloped circle is punched, but everything else came directly from the kit! My Christmas cards were so easy put together this year! 

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Jingle Squares, Jingle Squares, Jingle all the way



This is one of my favorite cards from the Christmas Jingle kit! So easy! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

You know Dasher . . .


and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen . . .

Another card from the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin Kit, but you could easily make something similar with the Dasher stamp from the back of the catalog!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Chocolate Christmas




What could be better than a chocolate Christmas??? This card was made using the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin Kit, the hostess set Christmas Punch, and the Wide Oval Punch. Couldn't be simpler!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Retiring Dormant List Blog Hop!


My fabulous friends at Stampin Addicts are showcasing some retiring dormant sets. Check out their great projects! Start here at my friend Mary's blog!

Here is the list of retiring stamps. Remember these are only sets from the Dormant list, which you can access in my sidebar or by clicking here.



Dormant Stamp Sets Discontinued on January 4, 2010

December 5, 2009


As promised, many of the stamp sets currently on our dormant list have been available for a year and now it is time to say goodbye.

The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010.


 Item Number  Stamp Set
 113407   Back Woods
 114492  Beautiful Baby
 114486  Birthday Wish
 113200   Branch Out
 114496   Celebrations
 113732   Central Park
 113206     Classic Sketches
 113226  Classy & Fabulous
 114498  Flowers in Silhouette
 113405  Font of You
 113216     For the Bride
 114494  Forever
 109425     Friend by Definition
 114488     Fun Flowers
 113716     Garden Greetings
 114490     Glad Friends
 111580     Grand Soiree
 113242     Hit the Road
 113710     Lexicon of Leaves
 113236    Man's Best Friend
 114423     Ocean Commotion
 113728    Playful Petals
 109276     Polka Dot
 111544     Putt Putt
 113240     Quilt Quips
 113754     Really Retro
 113403     Sip by Sip
 113726     Sweet Stems
 113250     That's Funny
 113688     Wonderful Watercolors
 114028     Para la novia
 114032     Acuarelas Maravillosas

If any of these stamp sets are on your wish list, make sure to purchase them before they are gone for good!






Fri, 04 Dec 2009 15:15:00

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Digital Studio Card



I'm still having fun with My Digital Studio! As you can see from the button in the sidebar, I'm certified! (Not certifiable--already had that button.) This is one of the projects I made in order to qualify.

Have you noticed my new banner??? I made it in My Digital Studio, too! It's a great program and lots of fun! If you'd like to learn  more, please contact me! Or order it at my Stampin Up Website!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Welcome to December!


Another card from the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin Kit!

The base is Very Vanilla, with a layer of Textured Chocolate Chip. Add a strip of the DSP from the kit and a cardstock element with the sentiment, and you're all done! All you need in addition to the kit is Very Vanilla cardstock and envelopes!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

What are you thankful for?



A year ago today, I was praying not to die from a reaction to my asthma inhaler. I couldn't breathe, I dislocated my ribs, and I was unable to get to my dr because it was Thanksgiving.

This year, I am breathing without pain. I rarely need my inhalers. My children are healthy and one year older, and I was here to see it. What a blessing to be alive and breathing! I am thankful that God allowed me to remain here to raise my family.

While my body and mind have paid a price for my illness last year, I am able to do what needs to be done, and for that I am grateful.

I am thankful for my mom--that she too has endured another year and is here to be my children's only grandparent.

I am thankful for my dear husband, who has taken over so many tasks that used to be mine, who has cared for me and worried about me, who is my closest and sweetest friend.

I am thankful for children who challenge me to be a better person than I am, who have grown and matured once again into more loving, more amazing people than they were a year ago.

I am thankful for friends met online and loved in real life. I am thankful for the ability and resources to pursue my stamping passion.

I am thankful for the promise of spring and renewal even in the darkest hours of winter. I am thankful to God and to His Beloved Son for their love and blessings to me and those I love.

For both large and small blessings, this year I give thanks.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

JanTink is a total case . . .


Wait, maybe that didn't come out right. What I meant is, I completely copied this from Janine Tinklenberg. You can see her original here, with all the instructions and details and a video even!

Thanks, Janine!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza SALE!

Holiday Extravaganza SALE begins today!




Things to remember:
  • The sale begins Monday, November 23, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT), and ends Monday November 30, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Discounts range between 30 percent and 50 percent.
  • For online orders, discounts will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout.
  • The Distribution Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2009, for the US Thanksgiving holiday. No orders will ship on those days.
  • Order deadline: Monday, November 30, 2009; 11:50 PM (MT)

If you prefer to place your order through me, I can do that. But with the Thanksgiving holidays, I can't guarantee that I will be available when you need me! 

Now for what you really want to  know--what's on sale! 


Product Offering:

Item

Description

Regular Price

Discounted Price

120280

Framed with Love Bundle
  • Framed with Love stamp set
  • Full Heart punch

$43.90

$21.95

120281

Thank You Kindly Bundle
  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch

$29.90

$14.95

120976

Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)
  • Tous mes remerciements stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch

$29.90

$14.95

120282

Animal Crackers Bundle
  • Animal Crackers stamp set
  • Star Designer brads

$25.90

$12.95

120283

Corduroy Button Bundle
  • Kraft Corduroy buttons
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

$49.75

$24.88

120284

Game Night Bundle
  • Card Games stamp set
  • Game Night stamp set

$40.90

$20.45

120285

Four Square Bundle
  • Four Square stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch

$30.90

$15.45

120286

Heart to Heart Bundle
  • Love You Much stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

$49.85

$24.93

120310

Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)
  • Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

$49.85

$24.93

120311

Heart to Heart Bundle (French)
  • J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

$49.85

$24.93

120287

Chipboard Letter Bundle

  • On Board Timeless Type
  • On Board Loads of Letters

$25.90

$12.95

120288

Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

$17.90

$10.74

120289

Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*

  • Best Wishes & More stamp set
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set
  • On a Pedestal stamp set
  • Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Flower Designer brads

$127.70

$76.62

120290

Build-A-Brad Bundle
  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad

$40.85

$24.51

120291

Enjoy Every Moment Bundle

  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads

$43.85

$26.31

120312

Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)
  • Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads

$43.85

$26.31

120292

Cheep Talk Bundle
  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Note cards
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons

$42.85


$25.71

120293

Sock Monkey Bundle
  • Sock Monkey stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons


$58.85

$35.31

120313

Sock Monkey Bundle (French)
  • Sing-chaussette stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

$58.85

$35.31

120294

Alphabet Bundle
  • Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Letters stamp set

$87.90

$52.74

120295

Simply Said Bundle
  • Simply Said stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch

$52.85

$31.71

120314

Simply Said Bundle (French)

  • Amitié stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch

$52.85

$31.71


120296

On Board Bundle
  • On Board So Tweet
  • On Board Batch of Blooms
  • On Board Essentials

$42.85

$25.71

120927

Christmas Décor Bundle #1
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

$74.85

$44.91

120298

Christmas Décor Bundle #2
  • Holly Beary Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

$74.85

$44.91

120299


Christmas Décor Bundle #3
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

$74.85


$44.91

120300

For All You Do Bundle
  • For All You Do stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$36.90

$25.83

120315

For All You Do Bundle (French)
  • Merci pour tout stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$36.90

$25.83

120316

For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)
  • Por todo lo que haces stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$36.90

$25.83

120301

Striped Ribbon Bundle
  • Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

$47.73

$33.41

120302


Bling Bundle
  • Sticky Pages
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet
  • Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter

$43.80

$30.66

120303

Fresh-Cut Bundle
  • Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$37.85

$26.50

120317

Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)
  • Fraicheur exuise stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$37.85

$26.50

120304

Pendant Note Bundle
  • Pendant Park stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$39.85

$27.90

120318

Pendant Note Bundle (French)
  • Adorable parc stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$39.85

$27.90

120319

Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)

  • Un dia en el parque stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$39.85

$27.90

120305

Sporting Bundle #1
  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements

$67.90

$47.54

120306

Sporting Bundle #2
  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements

$67.90


$47.54

120307

Sporting Bundle #3
  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements


$67.90

$47.54

114864

Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements

$39.95


$27.97

114863

Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements

$39.95

$27.97

112534

5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$7.95

$5.57

112533


5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$6.95

$4.87

112081

Scallop Square punch

$15.95

$11.17

113693

Full Heart punch

$15.95

$11.17

113694

Heart to Heart punch

$15.95

$11.17

112091


Scallop Edge punch

$15.95

$11.17

112571

Circle Designer brads

$5.95

$4.17

112579

Flower Designer brads

$5.95

$4.17

112572

Star Designer brads

$5.95

$4.17

114785


Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements

$39.95

$27.97

114786

Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements

$69.95

$48.97

114791

Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements

$39.95

$27.97

114792

Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements

$64.95

$45.47
  *This bundle is only available while supplies last.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friends



I completely stole this from JanTink. She's my friend. I *think*.

I mean, I *know* her, and she knows me. We've even spent time together in person. The friend part, well, let's just say it's up in the air.

See, in this post, she purposely tried to convince me I needed the Woodgrain BG stamp. Of course, I already *knew* that, but still! What kind of friend does that????

So I figured I could just copy her stuff and we'd be even. Since she designed it purely to taunt me. Oh, and there's another card coming that copies her, too. Just in the interest of full disclosure. {smile}

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Winter Peace



I have to tell you, I *love* this project. It will probably go to my Mom for Christmas! LOL I used Silver Encore ink (stamped off, mostly) and Lovely as a Tree on textured Night of Navy cardstock cut at 5 x 12. The letters are die cut with my wonderful Big Shot and Serif Essentials Alphabet dies from Brushed Silver cardstock.

I kept trying to add embellishments, but they just didn't work! It needed to be simple, I guess. We made these last night at my Christmas Giftables class.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Medallion Coaster






This is another gorgeous project from my upline, Margo Kelly! We stamped Medallion in Elegant Eggplant Craft ink, then used Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heatset. Just a warning, if you do this--it took a loooooooong time to get the powder to melt! In the 5-10 minutes range. But so worth it!

Have a great Monday!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Birthday swap


My Swappers Anonymous friends held another swap--this time for birthday cards. Because really, who doesn't need birthday cards??? I have too many cards that say "hello" or "life is good," and not enough that say happy birthday!

Anyway, here is my submission for the swap. I used Greenhouse Garden in Bermuda Bay and Basic Gray (oh, it rhymes! I get extra credit) stamped on Shimmery White cardstock. So yummy, that paper!

Then I sponged more Basic Gray around the edges and layered it on textured Bermuda. Layered onto the Night and Day DSP (what will we do when that goes away???? fingers crossed for another black and white DSP) and Basic Black. Then textured Bermuda again, more black, all layered onto a Basic Gray card base. The ribbon is the reverse of the Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Black brads added just enough accent, and it's all done! The hardest part was using the Stampamajig for all the flowers. LOL

Thanks to my Swappers Anonymous Sisters for great swaps! Love ya!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Glitter Christmas from Margo


This is another project from my upline, Margo Kelly. The Medallion BG is stamped in Craft Real Red, and then embossed with Iridescent Ice. The center is the smaller snowflake in Serene Snowflakes. It's punched, embellished with a rhinestone brad, and popped up on dimensionals!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stamped tote



Last week my upline, Margo Kelly, held a great meeting. This is one of the projects we made! We used craft inks to stamp Flower Fancy right onto the plastic, and then we embossed with clear embossing powder. What a great idea!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas Jingle Card


This is one of the cards I designed from the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin Kit (115696 p 165). I'll be showing quite a few of these over the next few weeks! 

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Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Textured, Real Red Textured, Christmas Jingle DSP

Thursday, November 5, 2009

and now for something really different . . .



My kids have watched this over and over, so I thought I'd share!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Noel



Are your Christmas cards ready to go??? Here's another one! I was going for kind of an Asian look, as you can tell by the colors. {smile}

I used the Movers and Shapers Holiday Windows dies (116821, Mini Catalog) to cut the bird out of Brushed Gold (102935, p 159) cardstock. Then I stamped the "Noel" from Many Merry Messages (116586, p 33) in Versamark (102283, p 190) and embossed it in Gold Emboss Powder (109129, p 188).

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Stamps: Many Merry Messages
Paper: Ruby Red, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, The Write Stuff Specialty DSP
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Movers and Shapers Holiday Windows dies, Gold EP, Vintage Brads (black), Gold Elastic Cord

Monday, November 2, 2009

Stretch your stamp dollars!


Where did you get that stamp set,  Amy???? That's what you're asking, isn't it! I knew it! Because if there were a Stampin Up stamp set like this, you'd totally own it by now, right??

Wellllllllll, remember this post where I told you about the Bright Blessings Wheel (115626 p 27)???? I shall now reveal my secret! LOL

I cut the rubber off the Jumbo Wheel, cut it apart {gasp}, and mounted it on extra wood blocks! Ta da! A whole new stamp set! For those who want to try it, I used my craft knife to cut along the seam on the rubber. Then I used my trusty Craft and Rubber Scissors (103179, p 191) to cut the rubber into more manageable strips. I used plain old mounting foam (found in the paint/adhesive department at my big box store) as a cushion for my stamps. Lay the rubber (not cut too closely) onto one sticky side of the foam, then cut both the foam and the rubber out and mount them on a wood block! If you like an "index image" on the top of your wood block like I do, you'll want to use StazOn ink to stamp the image onto the block before you actually mount it. {smile}

Find a Jumbo Wheel you think would make a fabulous stamp set, and create your own!




Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Giftables Class!

Looking for the special touch
of a handmade gift or décor item for Christmas?

Make these projects on
Tuesday, November 17 or Thursday, November 19 at 6 pm!
Payment/registration deadline is midnight Friday, November 5!




 Wreath: $25          
Great decoration or gift!
Includes
*a full package of Merry Moments DSP (115672, p 160), with half cut into strips for you to curl!
* wreath form, pins, ribbons


 
Seasonal Frames: $20 (made by you) or $25 (made by me)
Please specify the word or name you want and the color scheme.  I can make them for you to pick up, or you can put them together yourself the night of class.







 

Tag Tins:  $7
Beautiful tin with 16 handmade gift tags.  You will receive a packet of materials ready to assemble.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Final Deals of the Week!


Look what's on sale till Saturday, Oct 31! Scare up an easy party for your little one's next birthday!

Dates
Item
Page
Description
Regular Price
Sale Price
October 26, 10:00 AM (MT) through October 31, 11:50 PM (MT)
116214
174
Princess Party Kit
$15.95
$9.99
116213
175
Pirate Party Kit
$15.95
$9.99




 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn in the "woods"



This was our club card for October! I really like it--it's very "me"! We embossed the Old Olive layer with the Big Shot and the Finial Press folder (115963). The leaves are cut with the Leaves #2 die (113459) from Stampin Up's fabulous Wood Sheets (116309) on page 158 of the catalog! After we die cut them, we stamped the leaves with the Sanded BG and then sponged on some more ink to give it a real "leaf" look!

The sentiment is from the Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel (115626), which I cut up--gasp--and made into a stamp set! I'll show you that another day. {smile} It's a great way to get  a LOT of images for a low cost!

Hope your autumn day is lovely!

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Stamps: Bright Blessings Wheel, Sanded
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Chocolate Chip DSP
Ink: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press Folder, Leaves #2 die, Wood Sheets, Vintage brads, Stampin Sponge, Ribbon Originals Orchard (Eggplant ric rac), Modern Label punch

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Test tube trick or treat


If you're like me, and afraid of test tube boxes--try using the Big Shot Box #2 die! I think this turned out really cute! and it wasn't too difficult. I made it basically the same as the Dracula box for my Halloween class.

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Stamps: Holiday Best (hostess set), Pumpkin Patch (Holiday Mini)
Paper: Soft Suede, Thoroughly Modern DSP, Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Dusty Durango, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Box #2, Designer Label Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Dusty Durango grosgrain, Linen Thread, 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Vintage Brads

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deals of the Week!

This week's deals are good until Monday Oct 26 at 9:50 am Mountain Time! You can order them on my Stampin Up website! Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack, too!

Item 
Page 
Description 
Regular Price 
Special Price
114348
179
Basic Jumbo grommets
$6.95
$4.49
109857
179
Mini Library clips
$12.95
$8.99
112571
179
Circle Designer brads
$5.95
$3.99
112581
179
1/2" Library clips
$6.95
$3.99