Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stampin' Sounds Christmas Card

I am so excited about this card!!!!  I finally bought one of our Stampin' Sounds Recordable cards.  I covered it in Bashful Blue card stock and used "A Cute Christmas" Stamp Set to decorate it!  The boys recorded a message on it and I cannot wait to give it to someone special!  I'm going to order a few more because I think this makes such a fun gift - especially for grandparents and family that won't be with us during the holidays!  I stamped the inside as well but still need to punch the hole for the "play" button.  It's not the best picture, but here it is:

I'll be adding this card to the "menu" of items available at the Holiday Gift Buffet.  Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to RSVP for the event.  It will be a fun and great way to get some gifts ready for the holidays!!  CLICK HERE for more details and photos.

Also, don't forget about the Online Spectacular Event going on for 1 week only!  Great deals on some of your favorite Stampin' Up! products!  I'm having a Blog Giveaway for everyone that places an order through MY ONLINE STOREClick here for details!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Shop the Stampin' Up! Online Spectacular Event

Wow - I've been waiting all weekend to see the details of the Online Spectacular Event and I am NOT disappointed!!  There are tons of fabulous products on sale that you won't want to miss!  What's even better is, that if you spend $150, you get FREE shipping and qualify for Hostess Benefits - which means FREE stamp sets and products!  Woo hoo!!  And, you can do all of this from home!!  Simply click the image above to visit my online store.

Click here to see a list of all of the online specials!  I've printed out the list, checked it twice, and here is my wish list:  (In case my hubby is looking..... wink, wink)

  • Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Clear-Mount Bundle (#124241) - $23.95 for BOTH alphabet sets!!!
  • My Digital Studio 1/2 off (#1181058) - Only $39.98 for the Digital Software to make scrapbook pages, card, photo books, calendars & more!  You can create such fun gifts for the holidays!  (Although, if I wasn't already a demo - I'd get this in the Starter Kit!!)  ;)
  • Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die (#115961) - $25.77 - to make those cute cupcake treats I've been seeing.
  • Neutral Brads Bundle (#124252)
  • Matchbox Bigz XL Die (#114890) - $30.07 - This has been on my wish list for a long time! 
There are also My Digital Downloads available, Decor Elements, ribbon, stamp set bundles & more!!

Ok, here's the kicker..... it's time for a Blog Giveaway!!  If you place an order from my online store during the Online Spectacular (Nov. 22-30th) your name will be entered into a hat.  The lucky winner will receive the Hostess Only Stamp Set "Afterthoughts" from me!  I love this stamp set - so fun for cards, tags & scrapbook layouts!!  Here's a peek:

So..... happy shopping and have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!!  :)
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit for 50% Off! (Nov. 15-30th)

From November 15-30th ONLY, the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit is 50% off!!  You'll receive $310 worth of Stampin' Up! products for only $87.50!!!  There are two different kits to choose from - either the Standard Papercrafting Starter Kit or the Digital Starter Kit.

The Standard Starter Kit includes:
  • Four complete stamp sets
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge  
  • Assortment of Designer Series paper and card stock
  • Four Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Two Stampin' Write markers
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon
  • Songbird Décor Elements and applicator
  • Adhesives
  • Blender pen
  • Stamping sponge
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist 
  • Box of Idea Book & Catalogs
  • Business forms and tools
The Digital+ Starter Kit includes
  • My Digital Studio Software Suite
  • Three complete stamp sets 
  • Assortment of card stock
  • Four Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Two Stampin' Write markers
  • Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Brights Designer Buttons
  • Songbird Décor Elements and applicator
  • Adhesives
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist 
  • Set of Idea Book & Catalogs
  • Business forms and tools
If you've ever considered becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, now is the time!  You can get a discount on your favorite products and share what you love!  You can download the Starter Kit Flyer by clicking here.

I'd love to have you join the Stampin' Up! family as either a Hobby Demonstrator or Business Builder!  Contact me with questions and to find out how you can customize your Starter Kit today!

If you'd like more info or to sign up - click here.  Enter the password 'createwithcori' to join!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Come Play at the Holiday Gift Buffet!!

The holidays are right around the corner!  Come to my Holiday Gift Buffet and create some fun, handmade gifts!!  Since it's a "buffet", you choose when you come, what you'd like to make and how many!  I'll have everything cut and ready for you to come create!  These gifts are fun to make and definitely beautiful to give to that special someone!

So, here's the "menu" for the Holiday Gift Buffet:

Cookie Sheet Message Board - $15

Estimated time - 20-30 minutes

This Cookie Sheet Message Board measures 9x13 and would look adorable hanging in the kitchen, on the pantry door, or on a stand as shown here.  The top part of this altered cookie sheet can be used as a chalkboard. The round magnet can be used anywhere on the board and personalized with a monogram.  There's even a little box behind the bow to hold the chalk!!  Too cute!

Set of Monogram Note Cards - $12

Estimated time - 1-2 hours

These Monogram Note Cards will come as a set of 10 note cards with envelopes "wrapped" in a cute box.  The beautiful, embossed note cards would make the perfect, personalized gift!

Post It Note Cube - $7

Estimated time - 15 minutes

This Post-It Note Cube is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face!  The top holds the post-it notes (and can easily be refilled) and the sides are used as a chalkboard.  This would make another great personalized gift - perfect for a teacher or co-worker.
Stampin' Sound Card - $8
Estimated Time - 5-10 minutes

Record a holiday message on this adorable Stampin' Sound Card to give to someone special this season!  This recordable card lets you record a message up to 10 seconds and includes play, record, and lock features to ensure message is set!  I can't wait to send these to our relatives that we can't be with this Christmas.

Gift Basket - $5

Estimated time - 15-20 minutes

This basket is so cute filled with treats!  I filled this with the boys' teachers favorite goodies and they loved it!  It would look so cute filled with candy canes and chocolate for the holidays!  

Magnetic Bookmark - $3

Estimated time - 5-10 minutes

This adorable bookmark is magnetic and folds over to mark your page!  These will be packaged in a cute cellophane bag for gift-giving.  Choose the crown or monogram style!

Jingle Glass Block Decor - $18

Estimated time - 10-15 minutes

This glass block would look so cute on an entryway table or mantle.  It's not the best picture, but it has a vinyl "Jingle All the Way" Decor element on the front and is filled with red and silver jingle bells!  Add lights inside for a fun holiday decoration! 

   Simply Adorned Charm Inserts - FREE with Simply Adorned Charm Purchase

116798  Simply Adorned 1" x 1 1/4" Charm  $18.95
Estimated time - 10 minutes

Purchase a Simply Adorned Charm from me, and come make 6 inserts for free!  These necklaces are so much fun!  The locket-style charm with hinges lets you insert custom artwork or photos.  You can have a seasonal insert on the front and a photo on the back - so cute!  Great gifts for that special family member or to keep for yourself!!

Holiday Gift Buffet Details:

When:    Wednesday, Dec. 8th, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm OR Friday, Dec. 10th, 6:30 - 10:30 pm
Where:   My house
RSVP:    Email here or call me at 770-241-6989 to save your seat.
**You must prepay by November 24th, in order for me to get the supplies ordered and ready in time for the event.  Let me know how many of each item you'd like to make, and I can send you an invoice for payment.  You can either bring your own adhesive or add $5 for a 2-way glue pen.**

Contact me if you have any questions!!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Stampin' Up! Open House Creations!

We had a great time at my Stampin' Up! Open House last week!!  Thanks to everyone that came over -- I hope you had fun creating!  As usual, I forgot to take pictures until after everyone had left.... but did want to post some pictures of our creations!

We made this cute little "Dasher" gift tag.  I displayed him on a bottle of wine - wouldn't that be a great gift for your neighbor?  Notice how I embossed the napkin?  How fun is that?!
Want to re-create this tag?  Here's how:

113463  Top Note Die
116816  Dasher Stamp (only $8.95)
115060  Short & Sweet Stamp Set (for snowflakes and sentiment)
119251  Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
119246  Rhinestone Jewels
119849  Modern Label Punch
120902  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (used on napkin)
Ink:  Early Espresso & VersaMark
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake & Cherry Cobbler

Here is a Christmas card we made!  Everyone had the option of adding a pocket on the inside to make a gift card holder.  These are always great to have for the holidays!

 Supplies Used:
120594 Contempo Christmas Stamp Set
120651  Word Play Stamp Set
119847  XL Ornament Punch
117292  Old Olive Satin Ribbon
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla and Early Espresso

And finally, we had fun making these little peppermint patty treats.  We used the new Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog and the Classic Stampin' Spots - which are great if you're just getting started.  Wouldn't these make cute class treats, Secret Santa goodies, or stocking stuffers?

Supplies Used:
119979 Classic Stampin' Spots  (includes 11 ink colors)
121187  Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set (available until Jan. 3rd)
119861  1 1/4 in. Circle Punch
119854  1 3/4 in. Scallop Circle Punch
Cardstock:  Real Red and Whisper White

Here are samples of some of the cards we'll be creating for the Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack.  There are still seats available for Friday, Nov. 19th at 7 pm.  RSVP here by this Friday, to reserve your seat.  Cost is $15 for 10 cards/envelopes or $20 for 20.  You pick which cards you'd like to make!!

I'm also excited to offer a Holiday Gift Buffet so you can get your holiday gifts completed!  You pick the projects you want to make, let me know how many of each, and I'll have all of the supplies ready for you!  More details to come but save the date for Wednesday, December 8th or Friday evening, December 10th!!

Contact me with any questions!