Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sweet Scrappin' Sunday....

So, one of my boys is off with some friends and my other boy is with my hubby at baseball practice so I have a Sunday afternoon to myself.  Guess what I did?!  I played!!  I used Stampin' Up!'s digital software, My Digital Studio, to make a quick layout of a picture I took this morning.  Believe it or not, this is the FIRST scrapbook layout I have made using this awesome program!  (I'm saying this not because I think I'm a pro but because I've had this program forever....!)  It was so easy!!  Obviously, nothing fancy.... but I'm happy with it and it didn't take long at all!  Here it is:

Click on the photo for a larger view.  

Tomorrow, my oldest son will be 12!  Where has the time gone?!  I snapped this photo this morning and thought it would be fun to make a layout of his last day at 11 years old!  Isn't he handsome?!

Thanks for stopping by!  (And don't let the October promotions slip away....!!)



Saturday, October 29, 2011

3-Day Cards - Stampin' Up! Style

Last weekend was the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Atlanta.  I had six friends who were walking this year and I wanted to send them each a card.  When you're a participant, you can receive mail while you're at camp.  I remember getting cards last year from friends and family and it really meant a lot to me.  I wanted to let my friends know that I was thinking of them while they were on their 3-Day journey.  Here are a few of the cards I made:

I was so excited when I noticed that our Friendly Phrases Stamp Set had the sentiment "Here's to You."  That's the team name of the group of girls I walked with last year.  I knew I wanted to use this stamp set to make a card this year for the "Here's to You" team!  The 3-Day walk was an amazing experience for me last year - one I'll never forget!!  I'm so proud of everyone that walked last weekend and especially my friends that do this year-after-year!  You are all incredible ladies!!  

I'm also proud to be part of such a wonderful company!  Stampin' Up! is donating $60,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), thanks to the hard work and generosity of our customers and other demonstrators around the world during the Strength and Hope campaign.  :)  Thank you Stampin' Up!

Products Used:
Cardstock - Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Whisper White, In Color Hostess DSP
Stamps:  Friendly Phrases
Ink:  Early Espresso
Punches:  Scallop Edge Border, Decorative Label, XL Oval, 1 3/4" Circle, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle
Other:  Mini Brads, Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

**Only a couple of more days to take advantage of the October promotions!**


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Friday, October 28, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s FREE Big Shot Promotion!

A FREE Big Shot?  Yes - if you hurry!!

Join my "Happy 2 Create" Team by October 31st, and you will receive a Big Shot for FREE!!  Already own the Big Shot?  Then you can choose $100 in FREE products instead!  This is such a great deal!  Here's the scoop:

  • Click here to join my team (or for more info)
  • Receive the Starter Kit for $175 (Which contains over $345 worth of stamping goodness!!)  You can customize your Kit to receive the stamps, ink and paper that you need!
  • Flexibility - Join as a "hobby demo" and receive at least 20% off of your favorite Stampin' Up! products; share Stampin' Up! with your friends to earn some extra money; OR choose to build a Stampin' Up! business and earn up to 40% of your sales!  It's completely up to you!
  • Attend three of my classes for FREE when you join my team.
  • Access to Stampin' Connection - demo-only site jam packed with inspiration.
  • Access to my team site - business tools, project ideas, tutorials, etc..
  • Have FUN!  You will meet so many wonderful people through Stampin' Up!  :)
Contact me if you have any questions about the Stampin' Up! opportunity!  Hurry - the FREE Big Shot promotion ends on Monday!

Click here to see some of the amazing projects you can create with the Big Shot!!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mom & Me Spooktacular

We had sooooo much fun at the Mom & Me Spooktacular last weekend!  After the girls "decorated" their name tags, we created 4 fun projects.  Here's what we made:

(Sorry about the crazy photo - a little sunny when I took it!)  The girls had fun using the Stampin' Wheels, Sweet Treat Cups, stamps and punches!  They did such a great job too!  I didn't get photos of everyone, but want to share a few...  (and I did get permission from mom). ;)

Here are some of the top sellers of the day:

1" x 8" Cellophane Bags (50 for $2.50)

Out on a Limb Stamp Set ($16.95 clear mount; $22.95 wood mount)

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp ($16.95)

Are you wondering what in the world a Cookie Stamp is?! 

This Cookie Stamp is so much fun and so easy to use!!  It comes with three different images you can use with the handle.  CLICK HERE for more info! 

The next Mom and Me Class is December 4th - reserve your seat today!

Lots of October promotions going on - don't let them slip away!!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Beau Château Card Set

Happy Friday!!  I'm not quite sure where my week has gone?!  But, here I am.  I want to share with you these cards and box using Stampin' Up!'s Beau Château Designer Series Paper.  I love this paper.... it is just so pretty and feminine.  And with two boys, I don't have a whole lot of feminine around this house!  lol!

Wouldn't this sweet little box of cards make a great gift?  I love the shabby chic, country feel of this paper!!  This box was super easy to create as well.  I can't take credit for the design....  this is one of the items we made at Gifts Galore.  Mandy Grant planned all of the projects (in Spice Cake DSP) and I made them in this suite for display.  I love the way everything turned out.  I'll post more projects from Gifts Galore soon!

Products Used:
Paper:  Beau Château Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamps:  Creative Elements, Friendly Phrases
Ink:  Soft Suede
Punch:  Decorative Label (Can you see it?!  On the corners of the card and the end of the sentiment strip!)
Other:  Spice Cake Big Buttons, Chantilly Lace Ribbon, Dimensionals

Creative Chat Favorite:

Friendly Phrases Stamp Set
#126151 (Clear Mount) - $14.95
#126149 (Wood Mount) - $18.95

Oooh, how I love this stamp set!!  The font is fabulous, the sentiments are perfect, and several of them fit inside the large oval punch (which means they fit inside the Embossing Frames)!  So fun!!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Cello Bag Treats

Happy Monday!!  Last week, a few of us got together to make some Halloween treats for classmates and teachers.  Here are some of the goodies we made:

I've shown you the Halloween Matchbox already in this post, but aren't those little cello bag treats fun?

I think they would also be really cute with those glow bracelets inside.... wondering if they'd fit?  I'll have to try it!  My son's birthday is on Halloween so we get a little crazy over here with the Halloween festivities!  :)

Did you know that Stampin' Up! now sells 1" x 8" cello bags?!  They are in the Holiday Mini Catalog -- $2.50 for 50!  You can get them HERE in my online store!  They make perfect little party favors or classmate gifts for any occasion.

1" x 8" Cellophane Bags
# 124134 - $2.50

Narrow cellophane bags perfect for filling with a row of treats, a pencil, or anything! Great for gifts—add a tag or topper you’ve created using any punch or Big Shot die. Adhesive on top keeps everything inside. Each measures 1" x 8". 50 per package.

Don't forget - anyone who places an order this month from me, gets entered into a drawing for the FREEBIE of the month.  Check out the free Stamp Set HERE!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!  Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Matchbox Treat

Hi!  I wanted to share with you another project we created at Stamp Camp last Friday!

I just LOVE the Matchbox Die for the Big Shot - super fun for a quick little gift!

And, it's just the perfect size to fit four little Hershey Nuggets!  The "It's a Wrap Holidays" Stamp Set was a big hit!  It's available in the current Holiday Mini and has 7 different holiday stamps!

It's a Wrap Holidays (Set of 7 Stamps)
#122772 (clear mount) - $19.95
#122770 (wood mount) - $27.95

Products Used:
Paper:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Stamps:  It's a Wrap Holidays, Wicked Cool
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, Black StazOn
Punch:  1 3/4" Circle
Big Shot:  Perfect Pennant Die
Other:  Rhinestone Jewels, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Dimensionals

The girls in class loved it and wanted to make more for their kids' teachers.  So..... I'm offering a Halloween Treats Class on Friday and a Creative Class-to-Go for those that can't attend.  (I've had several requests for Class Kits.... slowly working on that!)

Don't forget to check out all of the awesome Stampin' Up! Promotions this month!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Not So Seriously...

One of my good friends turned 40 this week and I knew that I wanted to make her a funny card.  So, I finally inked up my new "Not So Seriously" Stamp Set!  I took the thank you sentiment and changed it to a birthday sentiment and waa-laaa...

And here's the punchline...  (I hope you can see it!  Click images for a larger view.)

Don't tell me you didn't laugh!!  LOL!

Products Used:
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Stamps:  Not So Seriously
Ink:  StazOn Black, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade
Punch:  Eyelet Border
Ribbon:  1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon
Other:  Blender Pens

My friend loved her card (and the Books-a-Million gift card inside!) and we had a nice lunch!!  :)
Isn't it nice to give (or receive) handmade cards?!  Love it!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween Banner

I LOVE October!  The weather is just about right, football is in full swing, the leaves start changing, and it's a big birthday month for us!  My son's birthday is actually on Halloween - so we have lots of fun decorating around here!

Last Friday I had a Halloween Stamp Camp.  One of the projects that we made was a little 'Boo' Banner using the Big Shot and the new Pick Your Poison DSP (Designer Series Paper).  At first, I really didn't care for this new Halloween line in the Holiday Mini, but the more I've used it, the more I LOVE it!  Here is the banner that we made:

You can click on the pictures to view them bigger and see more detail.  Can you see the sparkle?  That's the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz - love it!

Products Used:
Paper:  Pick Your Poison DSP, Basic Black, Basic Gray
Big Shot: Perfect Pennants, Serif Essentials Alphabet, Circles #2, Spider Web Embossing Folder
Ribbon:  Basic Black Satin, Peach Parfait Poly-Stitched
Other:  Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Dimensionals

This is a fun little banner and everyone loved it!  One of my friends sent me a picture of what she did with hers...

Doesn't that look cute?!  And she thought she wasn't crafty....  ;)

Thanks for visiting and do something creative this week!!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Clearance Rack & FREEBIE of the Month!

Whoa - lots of new goodies on the Clearance Rack!!  Get these discontinued Stampin' Up! products while supplies last!  There are some great holiday items -- that are in my shopping cart as we speak.  Here are a couple of my favs:

Bitty Bat Punch (#119279) - only $6.99!!
So many possibilities!

Black Flourish Designer Jewels (#120987) - only $1.99!!These look so cute on pumpkins!!

Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper (#120808) - $4.79
12 Sheets of GORGEOUS paper!

Make sure and check out the Clearance Rack in my Online Store for these and other items!  They won't last long!!

In addition to the FREE Big Shot Promotion I posted yesterday and the Clearance Rack Items I mentioned above, Stampin' Up! is also having a great deal this month on our Simply Sent Card Kits!  Through October 31st, purchase 2 Simply Sent Kits and get a Coordinating Simply Sent Stamp Set for FREE!  These kits are perfect for making fast and cute cards!  You can check them out on pages 192-193 of the Idea Book & Catalog.  (Don't have your Catalog yet?  Contact me today!!)

So, since there is just soooooo much going on this month....  I thought I'd add one more thing!  I want to give away a Stamp Set at the end of the month!  Here it is:

This retired stamp set, called Punch Bunch is so much fun!  It comes with 5 stamps that all have a coordinating punch!  How cool is that?  Want to win this stamp set for FREE?  Everyone who places an order this month from my online store, will be entered into the drawing at the end of this month!!  The lucky winner will be notified via email on November 1st!  It's that easy! 

So go ahead and take advantage of some of the great promotions listed above and you'll automatically be entered into the Freebie drawing of the month!  :)  

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, October 2, 2011

Get a FREE Big Shot or $100 in Stampin' Up Product!!

Wow!  I couldn't believe this promotion when I saw it yesterday!  From October 1st - 31st, you can choose from either a Big Shot die cutting machine or $100 in Stampin' Up! products for FREE when you join Stampin' Up!  I LOVE my Big Shot and use it on almost every project I create - the possibilities are endless!  And, the best part of it is, as a Stampin' Up! Demo you receive a minimum of 20% off of our exclusive Big Shot dies - so fun!!

In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit - a steal at just $175 - contains over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies.  And, you can customize the contents to choose some of your favorite products!!

**Click here to for more info on becoming a Stampin' Up! Demo!

Thanks for stopping by!