Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gratitude Tag

I've been having so much fun making tags lately.  I decided to make a Thanksgiving one.  For this one I used the Two Tags Die and some Comfort Cafe Paper.  The sentiment is from the Day of Gratitude stamp set and I cut it out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Toxic Treats Bag

I've been glued to cnn watching the news of Sandy.  Prayers to all those who are in or haved loved ones in her path....
Just wanted to share this gift bag I made for my daughter's preschool teacher.  I used the fabulous Toxic Treats Stamp Set and the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper.  Here are her little goodie bags for her classmates made using the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle:


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stampin Up Jolly Christmas Card

Just wanted to share this super cute super easy technique with you today!  I'm busy working on my must have list for Monday's sale!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Snowflake Tag

I had a really hard time getting a picture that really shows this tag in it's real beauty!  I used the Two Tags Die to make the actual tag out of whisper white cardstock and stamped it in Baja Breeze with the En Francais Background stamp.  The next layer was made with the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper.  I used the new Snow Flurry Bigz Die to cut 2 of the large snowflakes and I embossed them with the Square Lattice Folder to make it pop.  Some Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon to make a bow and some baker's twine to hang it from and that's it.  So is everyone as excited as I am about the Stampin Up Monday sale?  Don't forget you can participate in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge and get an additional 10% discount from me personally so stack that with the 15% off stamp sale on Monday and it is Merry Christmas to us!!! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Stampin Up One Day Only Stamp Sale

I am so excited to share with you the news I just read on the Stampin Up Demonstrator site!!!  On Monday from 12:00 am (MT) to 11:50 pm (MT) Stampin Up will be discounting stamps (single and sets) 15%!!!  I have been a demonstrator just over 6 months but I have been purchasing SU products for years....I've never seen the stamps go on sale.  As a matter of fact, I've seen retired stamps sell on ebay for more than the stamps were priced at originally...  I've picked up some awesome deals on the clearance rack on paper, tools and embellies but never stamps!  I've participated in awesome promotions where you earn free product when you purchase product, etc. but not a discount like this that is pretty much across the board!!!  I'm already working on my wish list!  The only exclusions I have seen are hostess stamps, bundled sets and some digital brush kits.  PLUS the single stamp pilot is going so well that SU has added several more stamps and these include some wonderful image stamps!  These will be available during the sale also.  I can't seem to add the flier to my blogpost....I'll try to figure that out and get it posted so you can see the new ones being offered as single stamps.

If you want to take advantage of the sale but you won't be near your computer on Monday or you would just prefer me to place your order for me as I'm sure the site will be pretty busy, just email me your order and I'll get it placed for you.

Craft Us Crazy Challenge...Let's get the Party started!

I am so excited to be sponsoring the Craft Us Crazy Challenge!  My sweet friend Jeri has this awesome challenge going on over at her blog Craft Us Crazy and the challenge is to use black as a dominant color on your project and/or a party theme!  This challenge runs from October 25 through Noveber 7 so you have plenty of time to play along!  I can't wait to send the lucky winner this prize:
I wish everyone could win this stamp set and coordinating punch but alas I haven't won the lottery, however, everyone that participates in Jeri's challenge will get 10% off any Stampin Up goodies they order from me during this challenge.  It is open to everyone everywhere, however, if you are not in the USA, please email me so that we can look into the shipping possibilities.  You can order direct through my stampin up site here and then I will paypal you the discount back or you can just email me your order and I will place it for you and then you can just paypal me the discounted total. 

Here are a couple of little projects I made using that super versatile punch and the Party This Way stamp set.  Can't wait to see your projects for this challenge!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

No Peeking Tag

I am having so much fun with this Scensational Season Bundle!  This cute gingerbread man is from this set!  So easy...just stamp, lay your framelit on your image so that it "frames" it and run it through your Big Shot and it is ready to go on your project...just like that!  The sentiment is from the No Peeking Stamp Set.   The actual tag is made from another shape out of the Apothecary Accents Framelits...such versatile shapes.  Don't forget we are running out of time to take advantage of the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle.  The special package with the FREE template ends October 31st....which is right around the corner....everybody ready for Halloween???

Monday, October 22, 2012

Scentsational Season Tag

I was having fun this weekend making tags!  This one uses the super fun Scentsational Bundle from the holiday catalog.  That super cute tree and the star are both from this set and BEST OF ALL it comes with the framelits to cut them out so it was super easy peasy!  That patterned paper along the bottom is from the Be of Good Chear DSP....such fun bright Christmas papers!  That super cute TO: FROM: is from the No Peeking Stamp Set.  That gorgeous shape I used to make the tag is from a die in the Apothercary Accents Framelits...LOVE it!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Celebrate Today

I enjoy looking at all the talented stampers' blogs and pinterest so much I can hardly get myself in my craft room!  LOL!  I have so much fun making these cards but I have to admit I am just in awe of all the creative people out there to the point that I hardly ever have to do the planning as there are so many fun things I want to try that I've seen someone else make that I could craft 24 hours a day for the next year and not make them all....he he he!  This card is no exception....the very talented Connie over at Simply Simple Stamping is one of my favorites and I love her new video series called flash cards.  She has some gorgeous cards that come together so quickly and easy... you will be amazed at how quickly you can put a project like this together.  Here is the tutorial for this one.  This sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned Sentiment set and it is one of the sets that Stampin Up has started a pilot program with to see how well breaking up the set and selling individual stamps goes over.  The stamps from this set are $4.95 or $5.95.  Please feel free to email me if you are interested in more information about those or if you have any questions at all.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Ornament Keepsake Vintage

I know I know another card with that Ornament Keepsakes Bundle but I LOVE it! I'm having so much fun with it! This card came from Connie and her awesome flash cards can see her tutorial here. This card uses the gorgeous Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder along with the En Francais background stamp. We made this card at my most recent stamp and stack and everyone loved it! It really is quick and easy and is one that you could mass produce! Don't miss out on the special going on this month with this wonderful Ornament Keepsakes can see all the details here!  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes Bag

Can I just say I'm having so much fun with this Ornament Keepsakes Bundle?!!!  I know you've heard me say before that I LOVE when stamps and punches/framelits coordinate!!!  Well....this is the ultimate coordinating set!!  All the ornaments in this set are stunning and add so much to any project.  As you can see here I really didn't do much work on this project.  A couple of Top Note die cuts and three ornaments and wa la!!  I have a really elegant gift bag!  Here is a side view:
I just took one of the glassine bags that came in my Ghoulish Googlies Stamp Bundle and cut it down just a little and adhered a top note die cut to each side.  The ornament was constructed by just folding each ornament in half and then adhering them together on the sides.  I apologize for not posting about this awesome special that is going on for the month of October.....I can't believe it is already the middle of the month!  This special is good through this month so you do still have time to take advantage of this AMAZING special!  Stampin Up is saying Merry Christmas early this year so that you will have time to use this gift on your holiday projects for this holiday season and more!  What it amounts to is that you purchase either the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp set and the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper or the ALREADY DISCOUNTED Ornament Keepsakes Stamp set and framelits bundle and the Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper then you will recieve a FREE Festive paper Piercing Pack!!!  This paper piercing pack is a set of 3 templates:  one coordinates with the ornament keepsakes framelits one that coordinates with the windows framelits, and one that coordinates with the labels collection.  Here are the details:
I apologize as I'm having trouble enlarging this image so that you can see it large enough to read it.  You can easily see the details on my SU site here.  Stampin Up also has another promotion going on through January 2, 2013.  You have the option now to purchase single sentiment stamps from the Word Play, Perfectly Penned and Seasonal Sayings stamp sets.  These individual stamps run in price from about 4.95 to 6.95.  Please email me if you have any questions about any products and I'll be more than happy to answer them. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pastor Appreciation

Just wanted to pop in and share what I've been working on today.  I made some cards for our Pastors for Sunday as it is Pastor Appreciation Day.  I used one of my all time favorite stamp sets Open Seas.  I used the Triple Stamping Technique which Dawn demonstrates so beautifully here.  My sentiment is from the Tiny Tags stamp set.  I punched it out with the coordinating Jewelry Tag Punch.   I love it when stamps and punches coordinate and I don't have to hand cut!!!  I took some of my gorgeous retired striped ribbon that I've been hording and cut it in half to make it a little more narrow and frayed the cut edge out some.  I laid down some stricky strip and then just "pleated" my ribbon as I stuck it that wavy look!  Especially since we attend a military chapel and the pastors I am making these cards for are all Navy...doesn't it make you think of a flag waving in the wind?  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Congrats Terra!  My cutie patootie little helper just drew your name for the Toxic Treats Stamp Set!  I'll be putting it in the mail at least by Wed.!  Hoping you are enjoying all the goodies you ordered!!!