Monday, December 31, 2012

That's the Ticket - Spring Catty Sneak Peek

Today's project uses some more items from the Spring Catalog that starts on January 3rd including:
- More Amore DSP
- Hearts a Flutter bundle (stamp set and framelits)
- AND the That's the Ticket new stampset which coordinates with the ticket builder punch!

As I said yesterday, I am just loving stringing together these banners with twine etc.!:)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

More Amore - More SAB and Spring Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Today's card gives you sneak peeks of the following items from the spring catalog which starts on January 3rd.  If you haven't received your copy yet, be sure to contact me to get one!
- More Amore specialty DSP
- Hearts a Flutter stampet and coordinating framelits bundle
- Soda Pop Tops and the coordinating Collage Curios stamp set

I just love stringing together the elements from the Hearts a Flutter bundle to make a banner on my'll see that theme in many of my projects over the next few days!

Also featured on this project is a sneak peek at another stamp set you can earn for free with a minimum purchase during SAB starting on January 22nd.  The 'there's only one you' sentiment comes from the Vintage Verses stamp set in the SAB flyer.  If you haven't received a SAB flyer, be sure to contact me to get one too!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Feeling Sentimental - SAB Sneak Peek

Today's card uses the Fan Fair dsp and the First Edition dsp from the annual catalog, but also a couple of sneak peek items that I am in love with too...

The first is the new designer builder brads from the Spring Catalog that starts on January the ornate design of these!

The second is one you can earn for free during sale-a-bration (SAB) which runs from Jan 22nd to Mar 22nd in 2013.  That telphone booth  and 'celebrate' image comes from the Feeling Sentimental stamp set which you can earn for free with a $60 minimum purchase during SAB!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Friend Birthday

I have a dear friend who was born on the 24th, so I get to make her birthday card during the Christmas season!  This year's card used the tea shoppe stampset (that I alos used yesterday) and some new products coming out in the spring catalog Jan 3rd including the 'more amore' specialty dsp!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!  Today,  I thought I'd post a few more of the Christmas projects that were made this season that I never found time to post with all the busy-ness...  Merry, merry Christmas to you all:)
This is a Christmas card I made for one of my dear friends and features the Tea Shoppe stamp set in addition to all the Christmas goodies I've been using all season.

 This is another set of tags and gift enclosure cards I made as a thank you for my secret santa at work...

Neighbour Gifts

Just a few of the treats we did for neighbours this year and their cards.  Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Evergreen Home Decor Piece

The frame I used for a base for this project is just a pine frame you can get at Michaels.  The dsp I used comes from the Snow Festival dsp pack and the stamps are from the Evergreen stamp set...I love the 2 step stamping techniques you can use with this stamp set...and I love that the top tree I stamped (and embossed in black) has the words to Silent Night:).  I also used the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and one of our brights buttons and some cherry cobbler baker's twine...and some rhinesone jewels.  The finished project was sprayed with some champagne mist.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sneak Peek! - Pop'n Cuts

Here's a sneak peek of some new products coming out in the Occasions Catalog on January 3rd!  ...makes me wish my little girl was still little...oh the fun we could have with these...and the dress form is right on trend for crafting for us big girls too;)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ornamental Giftcard Holder

This giftcard holder came from an idea from a Kelly...and here's a link to her site where she has all the measurements and instructions.   It was super simple to make.  I used the Festival of prints dsp and the Ornamental Keepsake stampset and framelits to decorate mine.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

I woke up to some good news this morning!  

Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last!
You can see what's new by clicking this link to go to my website, then click 'shop now', then pick the 'clearance rack'...there is even a grouping for new items added (and  you can even sort that from lowest to highest price).

There are some exciting items added to the clearance rack like:
- individual markers, with prices as low as $1.19 - these are markers no longer available individually so this is a great deal
- mini clothes pins...I loved these and was sad when they retired
- letter press plates for the big shot!
- several colours in the old style ink pads (and under $3 each)
- the beautiful pleated satin ribbon that was available last spring (and  under $2 each for a whole roll!)
- mini vintage tags...I loved these...another one I'm sad retired
- there are even a few retired stamp sets!!
- big shot dies
- punches
- other amazing ribbons (includes some of the striped grosgrains even!)....and more!

You can order online directly on my website!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Christmas Stamp-a-stack Cards - a closer look...

Here's a closer look at each of the cards we made at the stamp a stack last week.  All cards were made from the Festival of Prints dsp pack and the Greetings of the Season and Evergreen stamp sets.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

all the cuteness WITHOUT all the work!

Link to flyer

Check out Stampin's newest Christmas packaging/tagging promotion.  You can click 'shop now' on my right side bar to get yours --->  OR contact me by Monday as I have an order going in!:)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Evergreen Elegance

Just a retake on yesterday's card.  I did all the same steps with the stamping and the matting but this time the pattern I pulled from the Festival of Prints was more neutral and I thought it called forth a bit more elegance so I topped the tree and potted it accordingly.  I think I like yesterday's better, but this one has a loveliness too!

Also, I forgot to mention yesterday, both cards were sprayed with my spritzer bottle with a little champagne mist mixed with rubbing alcohol to give a little glimmer!

BTW the stampin spritzers (which come 2 in a pack) are on sale for only $2.77 as part of the Online Extravaganza.  If you haven't already, you will want to check it out my SU website.  The sale ends tonight (Nov 28/12).

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Evergreen Heart

I love the Evergreen stamp set...and my favourite part is the image of the tree formed with the words to silent night!:)  Here I stamped the words then came back in with the tree outline stamp and sponged champagne mist ink onto and stamped over the words.  I matted this piece on a second piece of very vanilla cardstock which was run through the big shot with the lacy brocade embossing folder and then that piece was edged with a piece of champagne glimmer paper which I edge punched.  I matted this all on some dsp from the festival prints pack and adhered to my card base.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas in the Heart - Paper Bows

Did I really need another Christmas stamp?  Yes, from the moment I saw it I need the Heart of Christmas individual stamp.  This card is pretty self explanatory except for a few things I would like to point out:

- the early espresso background is SU's coordination card stock which was run through the big shot with the argyle impressions folder and then sanded.
- the bow is another paper bow I made...this one using the large oval punch and the Festival of Prints dsp pack.
- the shapes for the sentiment and matt were all cut with the apothecary accent framelits and the big shot.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snowflake Rosette Ornament

I made this ornament using the bold snowflake single stamp and the coordinating blossom punch.  The center circle is stamped from the Ornament Keepsake stamp set and punched with the 1" circle punch...then I put the smallest flower from the Boho Blossoms punch in the centre and a pearl jewel on top of that.  The base of the ornament is a rosette made from a piece of the Be of Good Cheer dsp that is on sale right now and on top of that is some very vanilla cardstock which has been put throught the big shot with the delicate doilies die.  The ribbon on top is the cherry cobbler seam binding.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November Club Project #2

So what went inside the box?  Why TAGS, of course!  We made an assortment so everyone is set for the Christmas season and brimming with ideas!
These tags and several of the others were made with tag forms cut out using the Two Tags Die for the big shot.  The owls on these tags and other dsp came from the Snow Festival pack (as did any other dsp used in our club projects this month).    We punched them with 1 1/4" circles and then layered them up with card stock and dimensionals.  The tags are tied with the 1/4" sweater trim from the Holiday Catalog.
These tags also used forms from the Two Tags Bigz die.  The birds were punched out of card stock using the bird builder punch and the eyes are from the pearl jewels pack.
This time we used both of the Two Tags forms and more of the Snow Festival dsp.  then we stamped the little tree and message using the Pennant Parade stampset and coordinating punch...  The punch is on sale in the Online Extravaganza and there is a bundle deal on the stamp set too.  I love the versatility of this set... it does Christmas, birthday, baby, thinking of you and much more!
These tags were made by folding some naturals white cardstock then running it through the big shot with the ornaments framelits.  Then we stamped the coordinating ornament on whisper white and cut it out with our paper snips to layer on top...add a ribbon tie on the crease and an adorable gift tag!
We stamped the new bold snowflake single stamp in Illuminate ink onto baja breeze card stock and then punched it out with the blossom punch.  Then we stamped the 1" circle design from the Ornament Keepsake set an dpunched it out and popped it up on the snowflake and adorned it with a rhinestone jewel.  Speaking of rhinestone jewels...they are on sale as a part of the Extravaganza($4.55 for a pack...what a deal!)
The last two, couldn't be much simpler...they are just the Snow Festival dsp on the the larger tag from the Two tags die.

Well, these weren't really the last tags...everyone got two more, but the last two we didn't make... I gave everyone a couple of the tags from the Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags get 25 tags in a pack (all double sided and adorable) for just $4.95!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

November Club Project #1

So the first project we made in club last night was this little gift box.  I thought it would be practical this time of year to talk about how to make a custom box to fit your presents!  This one was made using the Simply Scored Tool out of 2 sheets of card stock cut to 7 x 9 and scored at 1 1/2" all around.  The top was then scallop punched.  oh...and the top was also scored using a shim.  Connie Stewart gets the credit for the idea of making a shim to use with the Simply Scored Tool to help boxes go together like a snap!

The other technique that I wanted to show my stampin' ladies was how to make a paper ribbon.  The seem to be in vogue right now...  Thie one was made with the extra large oval punch and some of the Snow Festival DSP.

Also, the lid of lid of the box was stamped with the new bold snowflake single stamp using the Illuminate ink that can be found in the Holiday catalog.

As for what's inside the box, well that's club project #2 and you'll just have to wait for tomorrow for that;)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Stampin Up Fabric - Gift Bags!!

 I saw this idea on Heather Summer's blog and I thought 'what a great idea' and then add to that that SU has some of its prior years Christmas fabric in the clearance bin for like $1.19 and I just couldn't go wrong.  You can get 6 gift bags out of one package of the fabric and I thought this particular pattern (Candy Cane Christmas is what is is called:) went so well with the Snow Festival dsp in this year's Holiday Catalog, so I topped each of these with a coordinating tag:)

If you like these bags, you can go here to see how I made them (I did almost the same thing as Heather and I sewed the ribbon tie right into each:)  And then head on over to my online store and take advantage of not only the fabric in the clearance rack but also the Online Extravaganza that is on this week!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Extravaganza - Don't Miss Out!

Just a reminder that Stampin Up's Online Extravaganza is going on.  You can place your order online by clicking here or by contacting me as I will have an order going in after club on Thursday.  With discounts of 20-50%, you won't want to miss out.  Here is a pdf of what's on sale!

Also, if you are placing an online order, remember you have access to the clearance rack online, there are some great items with fabulous discounts to be found there too!:)

Heart Ornaments

You will recall a couple of weeks ago when I posted some other ornaments made out of strips of Be of Good Cheer dsp, well here's my latest version:  heart ornaments.  I used wider strips for the outer heart and narrower ones for the inner heart...not the best pictures of them, but trust me, they are adorable to make!:)  I might just have to get another pack of Be of Good Cheer...I think I'm addicted to making them;)  ...good thing that the Be of Good Cheer dsp is on sale right now...only $10.80 for a full pack!:)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kraft Boxes - Decked out for Christmas!

Just showing you an idea of how you can decorate the kraft boxes SU sells and the receiver can still get into the box!  These boxes are on sale in the Extravaganza that started on Monday.  i decorated this one with some Be of Good Cheer  dsp that is also on sale.  The stamps I used come from the Ornament Keepsake stampset and the Greetings of the Season stampset.  The whole thing is tied together with gumball green stitched satin.

I used these little kraft boxes last year for my neighbour gifts and filled them with homemade cookies (which I used SU's cookie presses on).  These kraft boxes come in so handy for gift giving this time of year and are so versatile AND you get 4 in a pack  for only $2.45 on the current sale!:)

Monday, November 19, 2012

MDS 2 **On sale for HALF price!!!

Click on the image above to see it larger!  ...and see what's all included in the newest version of MDS!  All of that is on sale starting today for half price...and if you already have the original MDS you can upgrade to MDS 2 for half price too...just click on over to my SU website/online store by clicking this link and order your copy today!  (Sale's on 'til Nov 28th only!)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

JOY Banner

I was supposed to be cleaning up the craft room today, but...I made a banner:)  I used all kinds of fun supplies, the first of which that I want to mention is the *sticky rounds* from the Holiday Catalog...oh my goodness, these are amazing...i used these behind the rosettes to gather the tulle.  I also used a fair bit of the cherry cobbler tulle - I just love it.  The dsp is from the Be of Good Cheer pack which is on sale this week (starting on the 19th) for 20% off!!  I also used the Champagne Glimmer paper for the should see how it sparkles, not just from them but also b/c I took the champagne mist ink and mixed it with alcohol in one of my spritzer bottles and prayed the whole project when I was done!:)  Oh and the misters are on sale this week too!!  I used a few big shot items too...the banner shapes themselves were made with the Labels framelits...I was thinking I hadn't pulled these out recently and then I thought, 'I wonder how they would look on a banner...'  Voila!  I also used the rosette die for the rosettes obviously (and the silicone matt to adhere makes rosette making a snap).  Oh, and the letters were cut with the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die...I'm so glad I used my 50% item to get these (when your workshop reaches a certain size you are elgible to order any item at 50% off you know...I like to use that to help with my big ticket purchases:)

The last Christmas banner I made, said 'noel'...and I'm so in love with everything French, you are probably wondering why I picked JOY this year...  Well (if you don't mind me sharing a little personally here), I think Christmas or not it's a word I need to focus on.  The Bible says 'The joy of the Lord is our strength'.  I want to enter into what that really means.  I've been singing Kari Jobe's 'Joyfully' a lot lately and so I thought I'd just share that with you here too in case you were interested:

Extravaganza Starts Tomorrow - Monday November 19th!

Dates: November 19-28, 2012
The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year!  During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!
In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy
You can visit my online store starting Monday to place an order or contact me, I will have an order going in after club on Thursday night!

The Fine Print
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent-awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount-bummer.
Here is a link to a pdf of the flyer so you can see ALL of the items on sale!