Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wrapping up the Holidays

Stampin' up! has just released a new promotion that is all about helping you with the wrapping portion of your holidays. Click on the link below to see the flyer.

This promotion includes buy one get one free 15/16" satin ribbon, 20% of the Tags for All Stamp Set.

Holiday Tag Bundle

Tags for All Stamp Set* (20% off)

Designer Gift cards* (30% off)

Chocolate Chip satin ribbon*
Buy 1, get 1 free!**

Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon*
Buy 1, get 1 free!**

Tin 3-Pack

Celebration wrapping paper*

Hand Selected Accents & Elements (25% off)*

Don't miss out on these great deals!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dates to Rember

There is a lot going on right now at Stampin' Up! and I wanted to let you know what is coming up so you can plan ahead.

November 23rd--Day after Thanksgiving Special
November 27th--Last Christmas Stamp-a-Stack
November 30th--Last day to order from the Holiday Mini
December 1st--Retirement list released
December 4th--Holiday Giftmaking Class
December 7th--Holiday Open House/Retirement Party
December 31st--Last day to order from the Fall/Winter Catalog
January 1st--New Spring/Summer Catalog on line
February 1st thru March 15th --Sale-A-Bration

There maybe more added to the list later but for now that gives you an idea of what to look for. If you want to hostess a workshop during Sale-A-bration you need to set the date with me as soon as possible, I'm already filling up.

The 8th? week of Christmas

I know I've missed a couple weeks of Christmas and now I've forgotten what week it is. Anyway this is a quick and easy and inexpensive gift. A Personalized Frame. This frame was bought at Hobby Lobby and I used paper from the "Out and About" Simply Scrappin kit. I added ribbon and hardware. I plan on putting a picture of one of our family camping trips in this frame.

Step one: Trace Frame onto patterned paper and cut out.
Step two: Adhere paper to frame using modge podge or anywhere glue stick. I use the anywhere glue stick because when I try to use modge podge my paper always bubbles.
Step Three: Sand off the access paper using a sanding block. This also give a distressed look to the paper.
Step Four: Embellish however you wish.

Supply List:
Designer Paper
AnyWhere Glue Stick
Hodgepodge Hardware
Sanding Blocks.

Anything on the supply list will be 20% off until November 28th but you must mention the 12 days of Christmas in your order.

A couple more samples

Here are two other cards that we made Friday night. The top one uses the Snow Wheel from the Holiday mini. I used white craft ink on night of navy cardstock. That is layered on top of vellum cardstock. I really like the way vellum gives that soft white look. Then I thought there needed to be a focal point . I wish I had the snowflake punch I would have punched a vellum snowflake, but instead I stamped a snowflake and layered on top of a vellum scalloped circle punch. It gives the same feel. This would be a great card to make in mass production. The wheels make stamping go so fast!!
The bottom picture is a card using the "So Much" stamp set that I received at the regional training seminar. I haven't used it very much, but I really like it. I like to use it with the coluzzle (my new favorite toy). I used only Purely Pomegranate ink. I stamped the flower and cut it out. I don't really like to take the time to cut things out but this is an easy flower to cut. Of course you have to add a little bling to the center of the flower using the rhinestone brads. Then I used the coluzzle to cut the circle.

Free Stamp Set

Stampin' UP! Demonstrators love free stamps just as much as everyone else. And last week I got a great surprise in the mail. A free stamp set called "Time Well Spent". It will be in the new catalog coming January 1st. The set is a level three hostess set. All active demonstrators received this set free as a Thank you for Stampin UP!. It really is a great company to work for.
I couldn't wait to use this set, so we made this card at a party Friday night. It uses the sentiment only of the 12 piece set. I used markers to color in the letters of of the word "Friends" then I used color blocks in Old Olive, Really Rust and Chocolate Chip behind the main image. It's a very cute but simple card.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Spring/Summer Preview Catalog

I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything, but I think this Post will make up for it. Check out the new Spring/Summer Preview Catalog by clicking the link below.

There's extra benifits for the January Hostess!!, Beautiful paper, a new punch, even a new product for Stampin' UP--rub-on's.

I'd love to hear what you think of the products in the Preview--go ahead and post a comment.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Get a Jump on your Jingle Class

Okay, this class is really a way to get you thinking about Christmas and a little more organized. We will be making a Christmas Organizer that has 4 pockets. For mine I have one pocket for Caleb and one for Emma. This helps me keep track of receipts, how much I've spent and how many gifts they each have. Like all crazy moms I try to have approx. the same number of gifts to open as well has having spent approx. the same amount of money. This can be a very difficult task, I've been know to open a box and wrap pieces separately.
My organizer also has a place for my list of what to buy and what to make. Because I make so many of our gifts, I sometimes don't realize how many I have left to make if I don't create a separate list for that. You might choose to make your organizer a little different with a spot for recipes, cards to send or what ever works for you and will help you get through the holidays a little easier.

To give you a jump start on gifts for the holidays we are also going to make a very nice gift with matching gift box. This is a silk scarf stamped with our snow fake spot stamp set. We will even make an easy box that matches the scarf. This same box design can be used for any type of small gift--even note cards (which is one of my favorite gifts to give).

DATE: November 6th at 7pm
Cost: $20

I've got supplies for four people but I need RSVP's by Saturday Nov 3rd.

5th Week of Christmas

The scalloped ornament is very simple to make--and you can even use up some of your scraps. you know I'm all about using up that scrap basket.

Step 1: Punch 10 scallop circles out of designer paper (you can use cardstock that you've stamped on as well)

Step 2: Fold each circle in half making sure to fold each circle the same way.

Step 3: Adhere the the circles together, all except one.

Step 4: Use cord to create the loop, add beads or pearls from the pretties kit.

Step 5: Adhere the last of the circles together around the cord.

This ornament is simply a paper lantern. I made it very quickly at the October Hostess Club just to give another idea of ornaments you could make using paper. I also saw a very cute example of this lantern using the apple cider paper and made it into a pumpkin--very cute.

Step one: Cut 10 strips of 1" by 6" paper.

Step two: Punch a hole in the top and bottom of each strip. If you have the crop-a-dile it will punch through all ten sheets at once. I do not so this was the most time consuming part of the project.

Step three: String the ribbon through the holes and tie a knot on the top and bottom to make sure it doesn't slip.

Supply List:

Designer Series Paper
Pretties Kit
Scalloped Circle Punch

All supply list items will be 20% until November 7th. Don't forget to mention the 12 Days of Christmas when you order.

If you have any questions about making the ornaments you can always call or email me. They really are pretty simple, but writing the directions makes them sound a little more complicated.