Thursday, December 11, 2008
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Today I was one of those crazy shoppers who got up at 4am to stand in line to buy the "perfect gift". This is the second year I've done it. A little disclaimer, I don't do major shopping I go for the one thing then go home. Steve and I decided to go have breakfast this morning and then we were home by 6:30am
Below is a picture of one of the items I had for sell today at the Holiday Extravaganza. Thanks to everyone who came, it was a good day. Project is so simple and easy, and makes a nice presentation for a couple cards. It holds 4 cards and 4 envelopes. It is made using an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock. Score and fold at 5 1/2 inches then score and fold 2 inches from the bottom. Cut a V in the flap, and adhere the sides closed. Punch holes on each side for ribbon. Ribbon is used to hold the cards into the portfolio.
I think this makes a nice thank you gift, or a Christmas gift for Sunday school teachers or other people you want to give a small something to.
Below is a picture of all the projects I had for sale.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
There will be lots of fun things to do!
* Kid's can make gifts (covered notebook, beaded pin and bookmark) $15
*Purchase handmade Christmas cards, stationary sets, gift card holders (like the one in the picture) and money holders and other great stocking stuffers.
* Purchase retired stamps and accessories
*Get ideas for what you can make for the Holidays!
* Receive 20% off of all regular priced Stampin' UP! merchandise (no hostess benefits)
*Come and bring your own projects to work on!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Gift giving is hard for everyone. It's hard to know what to get, what make sometimes it's even hard to know what to ask for. Stampin' Up! is trying to make this a little easier on you.
Stampin' UP! has several items that make great gifts for friends and family check out the gift giving guide below.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Below is a tin decorated with "Au Chocolate Paper" with 10 coordinating cards and envelopes. $15
The two tins below are birthday card organizers. The tins are decorated on the outside, there are twelve dividers labeled with each month. I've also included 4 matching cards and envelopes. This is a great way to make sure you don't miss any one's birthday. $15
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Stamp-A-Stacks: Make 20 Christmas cards for $25
Session 1: Nov 18th or Nov 19th at 6:30
Session 2: Dec 2nd and Dec 3rd at 6:30
Session 3: Dec 9 and Dec 10th at 6:30
Friday November 23rd from 9a to 9p
There is a lot going on this day, come and stay as long as you want. Sign up for a Stamp-a-stack ($25), Shop for gifts, get ideas on what to make for gifts, bring your kids to a giftables class perfect for teacher gifts ($10), make a gift tag, and participate in a raffle. Please RSVP by the 23rd to let me know if you are coming and what you are planning on making.
All orders placed on November 23rd will recieve 20% off. Orders will be available for pick up at my house on December 12th.
Last minute Gifts
Wednesday December 17th 6:30 $15
I'll be posting pictures of what you will make in this classes.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I'm still working on clearing my table of the scraps, I just can't get rid of the top note frame. I love the way it looks. And considering I still don't have my own Big Shot I have to be content playing with the scraps that I have left from playing with my friends.
I sometimes struggle using the square rhinestone brads, I use the circles all the time. I like the was this turned out although it's not really a typical card for me. I guess that's one of the great things about only using what's on your table!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
As most of you know both of my kids love to stamp. I used to have a pile of non stampin up paper and accessories that I let them use but now they know the difference so I've given them total access to my scrap box and I even let them use my accessories. I figure why hoard them when the kids can make great stuff.Their favorite stamp set is Loads of Love with the accesories. Caleb made the Happy Harvest card, Emma made the one with the hearts. Can you believe that they did it all by themselves. I told them I have adults that come to my classes that can't get the people in the truck straight.
Emma has discovered the aqua painter so that's what she wants to use all the time. I've now given her one. The only thing I don't share with them is my markers. They have their own that they use but they aren't stampin up and both have made comments that the colors don't match. I said I know that's why I love Stampin' UP! so much.
I encourage you to stamp with our kids--I love that we spend time together doing something we both like!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
So last night I got to play with some of my new stamp sets. I really love this tree. The first card is a 3x3 card that I made using scraps and mistakes (not bad)Most of the cards I made with this set have a fall feel but I love that it came with a snow flake so this card was turned into a Christmas card (confession, I was listening to Christmas music while I was stamping). I'm very happy with the way it turned out. You can't really see it in the picture but the tree is stamped on the White shimmer paper, and it's gorgeous!! And don't you love the felt snowflake!!
I wanted to make a card that used the elements but not the tree itself. And I was very happy to use the new designer series paper.
Last but not least this is a more traditional use of the stamp set. Perfect for Fall!!
Are you ready to see some beautiful cards. I have discovered that I love watercoloring on white shimmery paper. I like it better than watercolor paper. I love this stamp set, the saying makes me think of my mom. "Though far and wide on Earth we roam at Christmastime our hearts come home."The top card is a pretty basic 4x4 layout. I wanted the watercolor and the shimmery white to be the focus no ribbons or such. And no it didn't take very long to watercolor this. The time consuming part was picking the colors I wanted for everything.
The card below is also a 4x4 card. I like this size because you can still mail it in a regular envelope, but you get the look of a square card which is very popular right now. I wanted to show that you could use this stamp set with out coloring it in and I think it's still beautiful. The ribbon is the kiwi and vanilla double sided ribbon, it's so soft!!
this next card I colored with Markers and it took forevery and I don't like the look as much. I do like the layout and the red ribbon. I will probably red0 this card using the watercolor technique from the first one.
Last but certianly not least is the one layer card. If there is anytime of year to make beautiful one layer cards it's Christmas. I don't know about you but I send out anywhere between 75-100 cards, I don't want them to take too much time.
the card is naturals Ivory and I stamped the image and sentiment in chocolate chip and colored just a few areas in using pastels. I was very happy with the result, I love the way the sled pops.