Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Simply Scored Accessory

I just got my box filled with several new products from the spring mini catalog.  Many of you will be getting them in the mail in the next week or so!!  SU! has made a video to share this cool new product with you!  Check it out!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Merry Christmas from the Home Office

I am obviously behind on my blog this week.  I just can't get it all done right now.  That's the curse of being a paper crafter...my presents take a lot longer to make :)  So, I am sharing a video from our home office today.  I hope your Christmas season has been magical!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Restocked!

New Clearance Items

From experience, the cooler items will go fast!  Click on the picture to be taken to my site to order your stuff asap!!  Here are a few steals!!

Alphabet Simple Letters Stampin' Up! Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!
Eyelet Border Punch - by Stampin' Up!
Heat Tool - by Stampin' Up!
Large Tag Punch - by Stampin' Up!
Paper Cutter - by Stampin' Up!
Powder Pals - by Stampin' Up!

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Storage

I'm pretty sure I have shown you the ink pad/marker/reinker shelf I got around Mother's Day.  I sent you to a site called stampnstorage.com.  It's not sponsored by SU!, but he makes stuff for our stuff :)  I just got this ribbon holder.  It's great b/c it comes with a little platform to display things.

I love that I can put my blocks where I can get to them quickly.  It's perfect!  Ask someone to get some of this for you for christmas.  Tell 'em I sent cha :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gift Packaging

I love this idea. It's so great to have for a teacher's gift or anything? And it says, "I care enough about you to make this for you." It's part of the gift.  I was inspired by my downline, Caren, on this one.
Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsakes
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, White
Ink: Gumball Green
Tools: Big Shot, designer rosette die, snow furry die, Holiday Ornaments framelits
Accessories: cherry cobbler baker's twine, basic rhinestones

And here's the closeup of the tag.  I'll probably make these for my presents this year.  It's nice that we have so many colors to choose from.  I can always find a color to match whatever wrapping I chose.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Blessings

This was a big hit at my Christmas Card class a few months ago.  A little involved since they had to cut out 3 canes per card :)

Stamp Set: More Merry Messages, Scentsational Season
Paper: Gumball Green, Riding Hood Red, White
Ink: Gumball Green, Riding Hood Red
Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Holiday Collection Framelits, scallop trim border punch, square lattice embossing folder
Accessories: dimensionals, basic rhinestones

Thursday, December 6, 2012

MDS Invitation

So, I took advantage of getting my MDS2 upgrade during our Holiday Extravaganza and I am super thrilled I did!  It has so many more images built in!  So you already saw my parents' Christmas Card, but today I created an invitation for an open house we are having.  I didn't have time to use our professional printing services b/c I know the quality would have been better.  What I DID have time to do was save my project as a .jpeg image and uploaded to my local Walgreens.  It was be printed on the regular photo paper, but I will mat it on vanilla cardstock for the final touch.  Here it is!!  And all I'm going to pay is $4.10 for the photos.  That beats any invitation store :)

Supplies: (all digital)
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Old Saint Nick
Paper: always artichoke, very vanilla, cherry cobbler
Tools: MDS2, curly label punch
Accessories: artichoke grosgrain bow, gold brad
Font: Amienne

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Brighten your Day

Here is another Clean and Simple (CAS) card.  I love the bold colors and happy thoughts that come with this card.
Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations, Betsy's Blossoms
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: White, black
Tools: Stamp punch, 1-3/8" square punch, simply scored
Accessories: dimensionals

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you -just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!
Just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments--or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.
The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

My parent's digital Christmas Card

I somehow convinced my parents to let me use My Digital Studio to make their Christmas Card this year.  I am very proud of it.  They wanted something simple and religious.  How did I do?  This is my whole family from Thanksgiving!  I am so fortunate that I love being around my whole family.  No drama.  I feel so blessed!  The card is Vanilla and is a 5x7 card that opens.  So here are the 4 pages of the card.  They were thrilled.  I know that our printing services will be much better than shutterfly, snapfish or any of those other companies.  Give it a try!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Another Pop Up!

Happy December!  This is a great card to start off the month.  This is one of those you make just a few of.  Just for those special people who really appreciate a wonderfully made card.  Lots of love in this one :)  I got this tutorial from Lisa Young.  Please visit her blog for directions.

Stamp Set: Greetings of the Season
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Festive Paper pack
Tools: ornament keepsakes framelits, big shot
Accessories: lucky limeade ruffled ribbon, silver marker, glue dots

But, here's the best part! TA-DA!!!  Don't you love it!??  We made this at November Club.

Additional Supplies:
Stamp Set: Joyous Celebrations, tiny tags
Ink: Early Espresso
Tools: Jewelry tag punch, med oval punch, scallop oval punch
Accessories: 1/8" vanilla ribbon, dimensionals

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fun Videos

Good Morning!  I love it when our home office makes videos for me to share with you!  Here are 2 new ones about our treat bundles and our simply sent card kit.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Greatest Christmas Card EVER!!

I am a little upset posting this project today.  This is my Christmas Card to my family this year.  I only have to make 5.  MOM...don't look!!!
Stamp Set: Joyous Celebrations
Ink: early espresso, versamark
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb cake, very vanilla, festive dsp paper pack, vellum cardstock
Tools: Big Shot, frames embossing folder, wide oval punch, med oval punch, scallop oval punch, scallop trim border punch, heat tool, simply scored
Accessories: crumb cake seam binding, sticky strip, glue dots, espresso embossing powder, dimensionals
Extra: battery operated tea light
Isn't this divine?  This is a twisted easel card.  Here is the step by step video tutorial!!