Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Ok!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  I love this day!  Drew is a police man and Katie is Minnie Mouse.  We are going to have a blast tonight.  As you all know...I am now officially over HALLOWEEN and this will be the last Halloween project I share with you...maybe :)  You know I love the owl punch...this isn't an owl, but another awesome way to use the owl builder punch.
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Tangerine Tango and white craft ink
Paper: Black, Howlstooth DSP, Daffodil Delight, Vanilla, white
Tools: Big Shot, spider web embossing folder, owl builder punch, word window punch, modern label punch, bird punch, medium oval punch, 2.5" circle punch
Accessories: sponge dauber, dimensionals

Sorry about the Blue Box...not sure how I did that :)  I just realized that I have several other halloween projects I didn't share with you.  I'm just going to put them all in today.  Because tomorrow is 364 from Halloween.  Too far away to be thinking about it :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Sour Cream Packet

I remember using the sour cream containers in Elementary School.  These make me happy and are an easy project to do for a whole class of kids for Wednesday.  Click here for the tutorial for this project.

Stamp Set: Wicked Cool, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Basic Gray, White, Tangerine Tango, Howlstooth DSP
Ink: Black
Tools: 1.5" circle punch, large scallop punch, word window punch and modern label punch
Accessories: sticky strip and dimensionals

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wicked Cool

Here is the card I demo'd at our Holiday Blast
Stamp Set: Wicked Cool, etruscan elegance wheel
Paper: Black, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, white
Ink: versamark, old olive and elegant eggplant markers
Tools: Big Shot, lacy brocade embossing folder, double scallop ribbon border punch, heat tool
Accessories: witch stripe ribbon, lucky limeade baker's twine, clear vinage buttons, black embossing powder

Don't forget to buy today!  15% off all stamp sets today only!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Candy Wrapper

Here is one of the projects I made for our Holiday Blast
Stamp Set: Ghooglie Ghouls
Paper: More Mustard, Vanilla, Howlstooth DSP, black
Ink: black stazon
Tools: Big Shot, Candy wrapper die, jewelry tag punch
Accessories: black 1/8" ribbon, googlie eyes, white gel pen, dimensionals

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular and Free MDS Downloads


Mark Your Calendars, set your alarms!  On Monday October 29th, one day only, Stampin Up! is offering 15 percent off almost every stamp we sell!
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • You can click here to order from my webpage.

    What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!

    What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. Mega blogging on all week!

    When: October 29-November 5, 2012.

    Why: To get the word out about My Digital Studio's awesome design program, content, and print products!

    Get Your FREE Downloads:
    • Your can get yours from my online store

    Friday, October 26, 2012

    More Single Sets and Clearance Order

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    I am very excited about this new program SU! has started.  I hope you saw my last post about the single stamps we are selling.  They have just added 2 more sets of stamps to choose from.  3 of those are never been seen stamps and I got a gorgeous snowflake stamp that coordinates with the blossom punch.  Check out these new additions!

    Set #1 and Set #2

    Also, I will be putting in a demonstrator order on Monday so if there are any items still left on the clearance rack you'd like to get, this would be a way to not have to $7 S/H and tax.  Let me know by Sunday night if you'd like to add something :)

    More Cards from Blast

    Here are some more cards we made at our Holiday Blast a few weekends ago.

    You'll be seeing the blue snowflake one again next week.  I'll show you that new technique!

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Memory Book

    I'm sure most of you know by now that I teach a scrapbooking class through our local university.  I LOVE IT.  The gals are so fun and really into it.  My kind of friends!  Here is the book we made at last Friday's Class.

    You can see the silver embossing a bit better in the 2nd one.  This album uses our clear envelopes as the photo inserts.  This was so fun and I LOVE this new snowflake die!  It's so easy, but so impressive.
    Here's a video on how to make this cute album.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Firm Foam Ink Pad Video

    So, we are all getting used to the new ink pads!  I love them, but there are a few kinks to get out.  Here is a great video from the home office answering some of your questions.  I know they answered mine :)

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    sample cards

    At our Holiday Blast, the demonstrators brought several samples of cards to give our customers some great ideas.  Here are my favorites.  My customers might see some of these again.

    Sorry for the glare :)

    Monday, October 22, 2012


    Each of the demonstrators was responsible for making nametags for our customers to wear at the Holiday Blast.  I had fun making these.  I didn't put their names on them b/c whenever I work really hard on a paper project and I write something on it....totally ruined.  So, I made them write their own names.

    Paper: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, white
    Tools: Big Shot, designer rosette die, apothecary framelits, large scallop punch
    Accessories: retired pink pirouette ribbon, liquid mono and chunky silver glitter

    Sunday, October 21, 2012

    Fire Safety Week

    So, being the loving SAHM that I am (stay at home mom), I volunteered to head up Fire Safety Week at Drew's school.  So, naturally I had to put together some goodies for the firemen who came to educate the kids.  I did a search and was thrilled to be reminded of a tutorial I saw on Lynn Pratt's website:  Don't you think it's perfect?  Don't ask me how long making 10 of these took :)

    Saturday, October 20, 2012

    Candy Treat boxes

    At our Holiday Blast, I made the centerpieces.  Whoever had a green dot on the back of their chair got to take it home.  You'd of thought it was a brand new card.  We are a special breed :)

    So, these were made using a 6x6 piece of black cardstock.  Here is the video tutorial.  The bat punch is retired, but is on our clearance rack for less than $10.  Here's what it looks like from the top.
    It was a big hit!

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    Clearance Rack Restocked!!


    Ok, click here immediately!!  The Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack has just been restocked and I just spent a bundle!!  Great stocking stuffers....Jewelry, stampin spots, punches, paper, lots of ribbon....Go NOW!!!

    Blast Projects

    Here are the projects we made at our Holiday Blast last weekend.  I'll show mine tomorrow with more detail.

    Used leaves die to cut out metal flashing to make beverage bobbles

    Neat folding technique using diagonal simply scored

    Double pocket card
    Embossed with gumball green, but used sharpies to color on the rhinestones
    There were a few more I didn't get pictures of so stay tuned for those.  And, my projects are coming tomorrow.

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Holiday Blast

    Well, I will have to say I am very proud of my downline for how smoothly our Holiday Blast went this past weekend.  We had 23 participants and 5 demonstrators present.  That means there are a LOT of you who didn't come.  You missed out for sure!  Don't worry, it's been discussed to maybe have a spring fling. Here are a few things that were said about the event.

    Thank you so much for a wonderful day. Sandee and I had such a good time.  We could tell how much work and effort you put into everything that day.  We loved being able to stay at the same table and have the demonstrators move.  The lunch, snacks and drinks were never ending.  I came home with so many good ideas and felt that the whole day was well worth every cent that we spent!!  Thank you so much for all your work.

    The way the instructors went from table to table with the card making kits and gave instructions step by step was wonderful. Door prize give-aways  made it even more fun and exciting!  The way you kept everything going on time was awesome!  Lunch was delicious!  It was so well planned and carried out there really is no other was to describe yesterday's blast other than awesome, fun and enlightening!!!  Hope this was only the first of many!


    See how much fun they are having?

    Don't miss out next time :)  More photos of projects later this week.

    PS...stay tuned.  The paper trimmer is coming next month!!!

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Triple Time Stamping

    So, this is the all the rage in the stampin world right now.  It's called Triple Layer Stamping.  Click here for the tutorial and all the dimensions.
    Stamp Set: Gently Falling, Sassy Salutations
    Ink: cajun craze, summer starfruit, soft suede
    Paper: cajun craze, white

    Do you notice some of the leaves are 2-tone?  This is a technique called rock n roll.  Click here to see a video on how to do this.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Ever wanted just 1 stamp?

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    Over the years, I have had customers tell me they really liked 1 stamp within a set, but didn't care for the rest and didn't want to pay for the whole thing.  Well, I guess SU! was listening b/c from now until January, 3 of our popular stamp sets will be available individually.  The sets are Seasonal Sayings, Word Play and Perfectly Penned.  This is a neat idea and a perfect stocking stuffer.  It's only available in the clear mount and does not come with a block.  If you look on the flyers, you will see the suggested clear block size.  Now...GO CRAZY!!!!

    Click here to see the sets:
    Word Play
    Perfectly Penned
    Seasonal Sayings

    Halloween Fun!

    I have looked everywhere for the tutorial for this.  Why don't I save these things?  It's pretty easy so give it a shot.  When closed, the circle fits through the hole at the top.
    Stamp Set: Googlie Ghouls, Seasonal Sayings
    Paper: Tangerine Tango, vanilla, black, Howlstooth DSP
    Ink: Black
    Tools: modern label punch, 1-1/4", 1-3/8" circle punch, scallop ribbon border punch, googlie ghouls

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    More Pleasant Poppies

    This technique is called Spotlighting.  You stamp a smaller part of the larger image and color it and pop it up :)

    Stamp Set: Pleasant Poppies, Friendly Phrases
    Ink: Real Red, Black, old olive
    Paper: white, black, real red
    Tools: 1-1/4", 1-3/8" circle punches
    Accessories: crystal effects, dimensionals

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    Tag Fold Flower

    I love this card!!  There is lots going on here.  Look closely and notice the flower petals are made from the tag punch.  The bottom right corner is folded up and then back on itself.  Very cool idea.

    Stamp Set: Sweet Essentials
    Paper: Soft Suede, Espresso, cajun craze, vanilla, naturals DSP
    Tools: Big Shot, square lattice embossing folder, tag punch, paper piercing mat and tool
    accessories: natural buttons, pearls, dimensionals

    Saturday, October 13, 2012

    More Owls

    But, upside down :)
    Stamp Set: Wicked Cool
    Paper: Black, elegant eggplant, white, summer starfruit
    Ink: black
    Tools: Big Shot, spiderweb embossing folder, owl punch, 1-1/4"circle punch
    Accessories: dimensionals, striped ribbon, sponge dauber

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Owl Punch

    I tell ya, SU! was very smart to come out with the owl builder punch.  Everyone loves it!
    Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Cajun Craze, espresso
    Paper: Cajun Craze, vanilla, crumb cake, tangerine tango (beak), black, Comfort Cafe DSP
    Tools: Big Shot, woodgrain embossing folder, 1-3/4" circle punch, owl punch
    Accessories: rhinestones, sponge dauber, googlies


    As a demonstrator, I send homemade cards weekly.  It is rare to get them in return.  My dear friend, Moe, brought me a little gift, but took the time to make me a pretty card and beautiful bag.  It means a lot to know someone spent time on you.  Sometimes packaging means more than the gift :)  Love ya, Moe!

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Jolly bingo bits

    I like this simple card.  I don't know if you can see, but I used the dazzling details on the holly berries.  Also, because these little guys are so small, they often pop off the acrylic block.  I put a little removable adhesive on the stamp before I put it on the block.  Doesn't fall off anymore.

    Stamp Set: Jolly Bingo Bits, More Merry Messages
    Paper: Espresso, white
    Ink: Espresso, gumball green, cherry cobbler, daffodil delight
    Accessories: cherry cobbler scallop ribbon