Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I am so thrilled that I was able to not only, create & complete my Holiday cards early this year, but also get them sent out the day AFTER Thanksgiving! I don't think I can remember a time that I have ever had them in the mail sooner than a week before Christmas - lol!
For those who know me well, I LOVE snowmen & my cards for the last, oh, 10 years, have had a snowman of some sort. I fully intended to use one of the many snowman sets that Stampin' Up has (they are all so adorable!!). But, while creating cards for one of my classes, I came up with this. Something just clicked & I knew this was going to be my card!
Yes, I suppose I could have snuck a snowman in the center, afterall, I wasn't "in love" with this stamp set to begin with. But how beautiful is that pinecone image?? Honestly, it is my ultimate favorite stamp set this Holiday Season!
Stamp Set: Pines & Poinsettias (w123762 $19.95 - c123764 $14.95)
Curly Cute (w117014 $19.95 - c120510 $14.95)
Let me know your thoughts! I love feedback!
Monday, November 28, 2011
I have some great Cyber Monday Specials to offer you today! Take advantage of the Online Extravaganza & Clearance Rack specials today & choose a free gift!
The Online Extravaganza offers select items up to 60% OFF - the Clearance Rack offers over 100 items that have been discontinued & discounted! Be sure to keep turning pages after page 10. There are several pages hiding back there!
With ever order of $25, you will get a FREE Santa Candy Cane tutorial! This will come to you via email after your order is placed. See how to create an adorable Santa using the Sizzix Top Note die (113463 $21.95) & a large candy cane!
With every order of $50, you will receive BOTH the above tutorial & a FREE jar of Mica Flakes (124115 $3.50 value) from page 21 of the Holiday Mini Catalog! Give all your holiday projects the look of snow! Since this offer is ONLY available thru me, you will received this gift separately in the mail.
Happy Cyber Shopping!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Here is the weekly 3/$5 class for this coming week. We will be focusing on Holiday cards the next couple of weeks to allow enough time to get them in the mail! Contact the Center directly to reserve your space - 248-573-8175. You will complete these 3 cards in under an hour for only $5!
Friday, November 25, 2011
I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday!
I have a Fast & Fabulous Holiday card to share with you today. Time is running out to get your hands on the stamp set Gently Falling (w123802 $39.95 - 123804 $28.95) from page 12 of the Holiday Mini Catalog! I've heard several comments about not needing "another Fall leaf stamp set", but let me tell you, this set is not just for the Fall. The Holiday Mini Catalog ends January 3rd!
Take a look:
I stamped the images in Versamark ink (102283 $7.50) and embossed with the Pewter embossing powder (124114 $4.75) for a simple, yet stunning contrast with the Ridinghood Red cardstock. A little bow with a bit of left-over Ridinghood Red & Silver ribbons and a glue dot finish it off...
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I have the December Framed Art project to share with you today! Do you recognize the poinsettias? They are actually made with the leaf from the French Foliage Stamp Set (w120845 $19.95 - c121166 $14.95)! I am offering this class on Monday, December 5th @ 7pm. If you are unable to attend or live across the miles, this is also available as a kit, too! $10 includes all of the consumables (no stamping) to create the piece. Frames are also available for $5. Shipping not included. Contact me to reserve your space/kit.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
There is a challenge over on the So Shelli website to create a Holiday gift for a neighbor, close friend or co-worker. I decided to give it a try and this is what I came up with.
With the Holidays so close, you can find the cookie cutters just about anywhere in all shapes & sizes. I created this ornament using the Holly Berry Bouquet (124004 $12.95) DSP because I love the sparkle of the Real Red polka dots. A few small lollies (SO popular right now) along the side decorated with crochet trim, buttons & rhinestones surround the sentiment. The Crop-A-Dile (108362 $29.95) made it so easy to punch a hole in the top of the cookie cutter to hang.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Good Morning, Stampers!
While you are there, be sure to visit the CLEARANCE RACK for great deals, too!View the PDF file here
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thanks to everyone who participated in the blog contest this week! random.org selected:
Contact me with your mailing address so I can ship you your $25 worth of prizes!
I had fun stamping with so many people this past week! This card was a hit with everyone. I loved the card by Deb C.. It was the inspiration for my card. So simple & yet so striking with just a touch of silver shimmer.
Friday, November 18, 2011
It's FRIDAY!! That means it's time for a Fast & Fabulous project! I am super excited to share this idea with you today! I am head-over-heels in LOVE with the Silver Shimmer Paper (124005 $4.95), aren't you?? Don't you wish there would be a shimmer paper in every color of the Stampin' Up! rainbow?? Okay, we so have our beautiful Red Shimmer paper (121790 $4.95), but I am talking about EVERY color! Well, take a look at this!
1. I started out by punching a silver snowflake with the Snowflake punch (119852 $16.95).
2. I added some Night of Navy Classic ink refill (103033 $2.95) to the snowflake using my DRY Aqua Painter (103954 $16.95/2) and yes, you've guessed it - a sparkly Night of Navy Snowflake!! Best of all, this will work with all of the colors! It can also be applied with a stamping sponge (101610 $3.50/3) or sponge dauber (102892 $10.95/12). Experiment with all the colors & applicators for different looks!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I have my November "Thank You" gift to share with you today - a Holiday tag that will add sparkle to your packages! Just place an order with me during November & I will include one of these in your bag! Supplies:
2 3/8" scallop circle punch (118874 $16.95)
Silver Glimmer Paper (124005 $4.95)
Sizzix Stocking Accents (124099 $17.95)
1/8" Basic Black Taffeta ribbon (119261 $5.95)
Sizzix Elegant Lines embossing folder (119277 $7.95)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The class is $10 and includes a Christmas Lane embellishment pack. I am also offering this as a kit. (shipping not included). Contact me to reserve your space/kit.
A great way to spend the Holiday weekend - STAMPING!!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Last week, I showed you how to make the Medallion from page 28 of the Holiday Mini Catalog. Today's post is a Medallion that uses the same technique, but with a few extra embellishments. I created this ornament project exclusively for my Stamp Club members to make for the month of November.
The sparkle from the large 3 1/2" Silver Glimmer circle is so beautiful in person (the photo just doesn't do it justice)! The stamp set featured is the Pines & Poinsettias (w123762 $19.95 - #123764 $14.95). To be honest with you, I really didn't care for this set when the Holiday Mini Catalog first came out. After seeing all of the beautiful things that have been created with these images, it has quickly become one of my absolute favorites for the Holidays. In fact, I made my Christmas cards using it! (I will post that card soon!) Just goes to show that you really need to give things a second & sometimes, third look!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Here are the cards we will be making in my 3/$5 class this week. The theme is Thanksgiving but these cards could easily be adapted to a Fall thank you, birthday, etc.. If you would like to attend, the class is offered Monday 9am - 10am or Wednesday 10am -11am at the South Lyon Senior Center. Please call the Center directly at 248-573-8175. The 3 cards are only $5 and you will complete them in less than an hour!
Friday, November 11, 2011
I found this glass jar while shopping last week. What a steal at only $1.00!I thought it was such a beautiful shade of blue -it speaks winter! I knew the snowflakes from the Sizzix Northern Frost decorative strip (120901 $21.95) would be perfect cut from the White Decor Elements Sheets (118795 $$12.95). It was so simple to cut & apply!
Adhering Decor Elements to glass:
1. Cut your image using desired Sizzix die & Decor Elements Sheets.
2. Peel off the back & apply to glass. Smooth.
3. Add rhinestone & ribbon embellishments if desired.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I have been asked several times about these adorable little medallions on page 28 of the Holiday Mini Catalog. They are so fun & actually not that hard to make. I have the instructions here for you to get started on your own:
1. First of all, you want to start with a 2-sided piece of decorative paper. In the Holiday Mini Catalog, they feature the Frostwood Lodge DSP (124002 $10.95). I am working with the Holly Berry DSP (124004 $12.95) from page 20 of the same Holiday Mini.
1. Start by punching/cutting 10-12 squares of DSP. I used my 1 3/8" punch (119877 $16.95). Any size square will work as long as it is a perfect square. (The smaller the square, the smaller the finished medallion. The larger the square, the larger the finished medallion, etc.)
2. Wrap each square into a cone-shape and secure just the edge of the cone with adhesive making sure that the ends line up together. (Don't worry so much about the bottom of the cone as it will be hidden)
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
1 FREE Hostess Stamp Set - Kathy W
1 FREE Hostess Stamp Set - Sylvia L
1 Glitz & Glamour - Lin H
1 $35 Shopping Spree - Katherine P
1 Christmas Card Kit - Roxie W
Thank you to everyone who placed an order! I will be contacting you to get your prizes!
This Mystery Hostess Give-A-Way was a HUGE success! I will do one more of these before December 12th. Keep a look-out for more details soon!
This is one of the cards we will be making at my Stamp Club this month. It features the Christmas Lane designer paper & has lots of texture from embossing different elements. If you are a member of my stamp group meeting next week and want to be surprised, don't scroll down :O)
I have a new Stamp Club starting in January! Grab your friends and join! I will be posting more information soon about joining - stay tuned....
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
This past weekend, I set up the Christmas tree to get ready for my upcoming holiday classes. A little while back, I came across a paper mache ornament in the dollar bin at my local craft store & thought I could adorn it with some of the beautiful Holly Berry designer paper (124004 $12.95). I added lots of champagne glass glitter (120997 $3.95) & pearls (119247 $4.95) to really jazz it up. Little did I know how difficult it is to photograph all that sparkle- lol!
Monday, November 07, 2011
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Sunday, November 06, 2011
I was having fun playing around with the My Digital Studio software (DVD $118108 $79.95 - download 124483 $39.95) It makes it so easy to create cards, scrapbook pages & papercrafts on the go! Happy Stampin'!
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Here are the final 2 tags that we will be creating in my upcoming Holiday Jingle Bell class. If you haven't yet reserved your space or your kit, I have just a few left! Contact me to put your name on one! The fee is $10 and includes a package of Jingle Bells!
Friday, November 04, 2011
I have a fun & simple project to share with you this morning! I created this little "wishlist" as a quick and easy way for my kids to jot down their holiday wishes. I'm sure Santa will check the list twice! A great way to send the lists to grandparents, family & friends, too! It's a bit hard to see that I added the red glimmer paper for the berries. Just a little extra sparkle!! A strip of magnet on the back & they can be hung on the fridge..
Here is a printable version of the list:
Dear Santa Stamp Set (w123832 $14.95 - c123834 $11.95)
Red Glimmer Paper (121790 $4.95)
Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109034 $4.95)
Old Olive Marker (100079 $3.50)
Real Red Marker (100052 $3.50)
Old Olive Cardstock (100702 $6.95)
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Here are a few more tags for my upcoming Holiday Jingle Tag Class on November 21st @ 7pm. You will make 8 fabulous tags featuring the Mini Jingle Bells from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The class fee is $10 & includes a package of Jingle Bells! Contact me to reserve your space. Can't make the class? This is also available as a kit! (consumables only)
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Coming up on Nov 21st, I have my Holiday Jingle Bell Tag Class. We will be making 8 tags featuring the Mini Jingle Bells (124116 $2.95) from the Holiday Mini Catalog. These tags are a full of sparkle, shimmer, bling & lots of jingle! Here is a little peek into a few of the tags we will be making:
Sign up today to reserve your space! The class fee is only $10 and includes a package of Jingle Bells! I have a limited number of kits available too! The kits include all of the consumables (no stamping) as well as the Jingle Bells! Contact me to reserve yours! (shipping not included).
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I have a FABULOUS promotion to share with you this morning! Take a look at the details:
Schedule your Holiday Card classes with me & take advantage of this great bonus!! Contact me for available dates!