Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  Here's a quick and easy card I made for Thanksgiving.  I love the Button Buddies stamp set!  It is so cute how it coordinates with our buttons!

Products Used:
Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Patterns Designer Series Paper in Brights
Stamps:  Button Buddies, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Early Espresso, Old Olive
Punches:  Circle, Scallop Circle, Square
Big Shot:  Striped Embossing Folder
Other:  Designer Buttons in Brights, Linen Thread, Glue Dots

Creative Chat Favorite:

Button Buddies - Clear-Mount Stamp Set           Item #122737           Price:  $21.95

We’re buddies, aren’t we? Images in the Button Buddies Set pair well with our Designer Buttons to give all your projects a one-of-a-kind style. Whether it’s a pink nose on a pink pig, or an orange shell of a slow moving snail, adding a button will add dimension to any project!  Set Quantity: 8

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I am so blessed to have my family, friends, my home, my Stampin' Up! business and all of my wonderful customers and cyber-friends!  Happy Stamping!


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Photo Block Decoration

Oooooh, I'm so excited about this project!  I covered one of our Decor Blocks in Designer Series Paper. I stamped and punched out an ornament and used the Big Shot to cut out the letters.  I adhered a cute picture of my boys on one side and topped it off with some of our 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.  What a fun, handmade gift!

Products Used:
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday DSP (retired-oh, how I miss this paper!)
Stamps:  Contempo Christmas
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Punch:  Ornament
Big Shot:  Alphabet Simple Letters
Other:  Decor Blocks, 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

Creative Chat Favorite:
Décor Blocks       Item #116829       Price$9.95 
Create fun holiday décor with Décor Elements blocks embellished with images from our Décor Elements (vinyl) or covered with Designer Series paper. The smooth MDF blocks are ready to cover--no sanding required.
■ 4 blocks per package

We'll be making this December 1st at Bentwater's Ladies' Night Out (non-residents welcome) and another version of it at the Holiday Giftacular.  I am also taking custom orders for these - email me for more info.  Or, purchase your blocks here to make your own!  :)


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cute Hand Sanitizer Gift

I love to make little gifts for my hostesses.  :)  Last week, I decided to make this fun hand sanitizer holder to bring to my hostess's workshop.  (I really need a cuter name... but, it's not really a box, or a pouch, or a bag.... lol)  Anyway, here it is:

I originally got this idea from Erica Cerwin over at Pink Buckaroo Designs, but revamped mine a little bit to open and close on the top.  It's a fun little gift for hostesses, neighbors, teachers, the mailman, etc.!  The mini pocket hand sanitizers from one of my favorite stores fits inside perfectly - and who doesn't need hand sanitizer?!  We'll be making a Christmas version of this at the Holiday Giftacular!  I'll try and post a tutorial next week!

Don't forget about the BIG Online Extravaganza going on through November 30th! Lots of great items on sale up to 60% off - I placed my order yesterday!  :)  Click here for the pdf version of the sale items or visit my online store to shop 24/7!


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Monday, November 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!!

Stampin' Up!'s HUGE Online Extravaganza sale is here and just in time for your holiday shopping!!

CLICK HERE for the pdf version of the sale items or visit my online store to start shopping!

I woke up this morning and couldn't wait to run to my computer and check out what Stampin' Up! included in their sale!!  As usual, I'm not disappointed!!

24 HOUR SALE TODAY ONLY!!!  For the next 24 hours, two of Stampin' Up!'s brand new products will be discounted - Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps.  The 24 hour sale ends at midnight MST today!
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored
Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Choose a FREE Digital Download Bundle when you purchase My Digital Studio Express.  Click here to see the bundles you can choose from.  This is such an awesome deal for those of you that want to start using our digital software for scrapbooking, photo gifts, cards, tags, etc.  It is so much fun! 

A few things to remember about the Online Extravaganza:
  • Save 20-60% on Stampin' Up! Products from Nov. 21-30th!
  • 24 hour-only special on Simply Scored and Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
  • Choose a FREE digital download bundle when you purchase My Digital Studio Express
  • No minimum purchased required 
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item number provided
  • Click here for the online pdf link of sale items
  • Visit my online store now to start shopping!!

**Don't forget to register for the Holiday Giftacular Class on December 9th and create some wonderful handmade gifts for your friends and family!**  

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Santa Matchbox Treat

Woo hoo - we're getting into the holiday spirit over here!  My kids have the week off of school next week for Thanksgiving!  (Which means no alarm clocks for NINE days!) So excited!  I'm hoping to start decorating and shopping for Christmas soon!  :)

With Christmas being right around the corner, we've been working like crazy planning the most popular class of the year!  We're calling this year's gift class the Holiday Giftacular!  I wanted to make a cute, inexpensive treat as one of our projects.  I came up with this little punch-art Santa Matchbox Treat:

I think this punch-art Santa is adorable!!  I can't take credit for coming up with this idea on my own - I'm not sure who originally came up with it, but I've seen it all over the Stampin' Connection Gallery.  (Stampin' Up!'s demo-only website)  Here's the inside:

Who doesn't love chocolate?!  Such a fun idea for the holidays!!

You can see all of the projects available to create at the Holiday Giftacular here or by clicking the link on the top right-hand side of my blog.

What is the Holiday Giftacular?!  It's a FUN & FESTIVE event you don't want to miss! We have lots of handmade gift items to choose from.  You pick what and how many you'd like to make.  Pre-order by November 25th and we'll have your kits prepped and ready to go.  Stop by between 10-2 or 6-10 pm on Friday, December 9th to create your gifts.  Stacey and I will be here to help you along the way!  So grab your friends and come get started on your Christmas shopping!

Hope to see you there!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Home for the Holidays Christmas Card

Ok, so I'm still playing with My Digital Studio and celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up!'s FREE downloads!!  Today I used the Home for the Holidays Ensemble to create a Christmas Card:

A couple of these pictures are from last year and will need to be updated... but, I wanted to show how quick and easy it was to make a card using the FREE download!  The template in the download is actually a thank you card.  So, I changed the sentiment and wah-lah!

There are some really cute elements in this download.  Lots of fun things that can be used for Christmas tags, labels, treat toppers, cards, and scrapbook layouts.

**Click here to check out the Home for the Holidays Ensemble**

**Click here to get your FREE downloads**

Hurry, tomorrow is the last day to download all of these freebies!!  I'd love to see what you create with them!


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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Football Scrapbook Layout

Happy Saturday!  I've been having so much fun playing with My Digital Studio!  Here's what I made last night:

This year was the first time my 9 yo played football.  He loved it!  I always take sooo many sports pictures that it's hard to scrap them all.  I think My Digital Studio is the answer to my problem!  Now, I just need to decide if I want to print as individual pages or do separate photo books for the boys' sports... Decisions, decisions.....

I used one of the FREE downloads to do the above layouts.  It was super easy - I just used the template and changed my text and title.  This download is called Neutral Delightful Digital Tape.

CLICK HERE to see the images that come with the Neutral Delightful Digital Tape download.

CLICK HERE to get the FREE downloads.  (You only have until Nov. 7th to get it for FREE!)

Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy your weekend!


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Friday, November 4, 2011

Another Scrapbook Layout + Free Digital Downloads!!

Happy Friday!!  Do you know what makes Fridays even better?  When you get something for FREE!

Tomorrow is Digital Scrapbooking Day!  (Who knew there was such a thing?!)  Stampin' Up! wants to help celebrate!  From now until November 7th, you can download free digital content from!  These are brand new downloads that will be available for purchase after this promotion - but make sure and get yours for FREE today!

As demonstrators, we were able to get the downloads a little early.  As soon as I saw the Delight in the Day download, I knew I wanted to use it to scrapbook our "first day of school" photos.  The download shows an 8 1/2 x 11 template, but I took the different elements and made a 12 x 12 page.  It was so quick and easy!  I love how you can make the different stamps and fonts any color!

I based my layout loosely on this week's sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays.  Those of you that have scrapbooked with me before know that I am a HUGE fan of sketches.  It is the best way for me to scrapbook and make cards.  If you haven't tried it, you must! You will not be sorry!!

Here's my layout:

Aren't these colors fun?!  To get this download CLICK HERE.  Click where it says "Celebrate" and you'll be able to get the downloads for FREE (after a quick survey).  l used My Digital Studio to make this layout - so fun and easy!!  Let me know what you think - but keep in mind this is only my 2nd digi layout so go easy on me!  ;)

CLICK HERE to see the images you'll receive with the Delight in the Day Download.  (I'll post the other three free downloads soon!)

Here's this week's sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays that inspired me:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a super creative weekend!


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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Petite Pocket Gift Card Holder & FREEBIE Winner!!

Hi!  Just a quick post to share with you a cute little gift card holder made using the Petite Pocket Die for the Big Shot.

And here's how it opens up to reveal the gift card (not included... tee hee):

These are so quick and easy to create!  The Big Shot does all of the work - it even cuts out the little circles to wrap the twine around!  I also used the Peekaboo Frames for the front.  It lifts open so you can stamp inside or sign your name.  FUN!  We'll be making this at Stamp Camp this week - come join me!

Products Used:
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Stamps:  Creative Elements, You're a Gem
Ink:  Soft Suede
Big Shot:  Petitie Pocket Die, Peekaboo Frames Die
Other:  Linen Thread, Mini Brads, Sponge

Now, for some exciting news.... I have a winner for October's FREEBIE of the Month.....

Kristen Hasbrouck!!  Kristen had her name entered into the monthly drawing for placing an order with me during the month of October and won a FREE stamp!  Congratulations Kristen!!

Ok, digi fans.... make sure and check out tomorrow!!  We're celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day with FREE digital downloads through November 7th!  Who can resist FREE?!

If you haven't checked out the digital craze yet, click HERE to learn about My Digital Studio.  This software is so much fun!!  You can purchase the DVD software for $79.95 or download My Digital Studio Express straight to your computer for $39.95.  Stampin' Up! releases new downloads every Tuesday!

Feel free to email me if you ever have any questions about our products or stamping techniques!  I'd love to help you!
Happy Stamping!


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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Fall Inspired Birthday Card

Have you seen the new Gently Falling stamp set in the Holiday Mini?  It is a two-step stamp set with gorgeous images of different leaves.  I love it!  Here's a card we made at last month's Crazy 4 Cards Class:

Products Used:
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP, Early Espresso
Stamps:  Gently Falling, Petite Pairs
Ink:  Early Espresso, Pool Party
Big Shot:  Scallop Squares Duo

Can you believe it's November already?!  There are a bunch of promotions going on AGAIN this month at Stampin' Up!  Here's the scoop.....

The Big Shot Promotion has been extended through November 11th!!  When you purchase the Demonstrator Starter Kit, you'll receive a FREE Big Shot OR $100 worth of Stampin' Up! product!  This is such an awesome deal!!  You can see more details about this promotion in a previous post HERE.

The next exciting news I have is the "It's Good to Be the Hostess" Promotion!!  Now, is the perfect time to host a fun girls' night out and earn even more products for FREE!!  From Nov. 1st - Dec. 15th, hostesses will receive $35 more in Hostess Dollars when your party totals $350 or more!  Look at all of the stamping goodies you can earn:   

Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

If your hostess' workshop sales total is
Your hostess earns hostess dollars

It's Good to Be the Hostess
Total Free Stampin' Up! Merchandise
Plus, hostesses earn full-priced items at 50% off
1 item
2 items
3 items
$160 plus 15% of amount over $1,000
$195 plus 15% of amount over $1,000
4 items

Contact me about hosting an event where you can earn some of your favorite Stampin' Up! products for FREE!! 

And finally, you have to check out the latest My Digital Studio downloads here.  They are so fun!  I'm finally jumping on the digital scrapbooking bandwagon!  Traditional scrapbooking will always be my first love, but I take sooooo many pictures of family events, sporting events, vacations, etc., etc., that I simply cannot keep up with my scrapbooks.  So, I plan on doing some digital layouts and having them printed through Stampin' Up!.  (You can see my first digital layout using our My Digital Studio software HERE.)  And of course, I love doing calendars and photo books for gifts as well - and I'll definitely be using My Digital Studio software for that.  CLICK HERE to find out more information about our software!

Thanks for stopping by!!


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