Tuesday, August 27, 2013

September Christmas Card Class

September Christmas Card Class
Sunday September 15th @ 2pm
$30 with $5 going towards an order in November
3 of each card for a total of 12 cards.
RSVP September 4th by noon

We Is Smart

My husband is on a trivia team and they advanced enough to compete in the SE regionals in MS.  I used MDS to create a logo using their team name.  I know they all thought it was cheesy, but they all wore them during the competition and I appreciated it.  MDS can be used for so many things!

I love my nerd!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hershey Kiss Creations Class

Hershey Kiss Creations Class
Date: Friday Sept. 6th
3:30 Mom and Me
6pm adult class
RSVP Wed Aug 28th
Let me know if you didn't get the evite

Saturday, August 24, 2013

My Club's Got Mojo!

I challenged my club members to try a Mojo Monday sketch.  Have you ever tried it?  It is just a template to get your juices flowing.  Here is the sketch I gave them and boy am I proud of all of them!


Donna C.

Holly S.

Janet R.

Kathy G.

Moe L.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Last Christmas Card

As I've told lots of people, this time of year is the hardest for me.  Everyone else is just getting their stamps so the ideas just aren't out there yet.  So, I had to come up with my own this time.  Whenever I need to get inspired, I go to Mojo Monday to find a sketch I like.  I chose this one.

Here is what I came up with.  I knew what stamp set I wanted to use so I designed this around it.

Stamp Set: Calm Christmas
Paper: White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate,
Winter Frost DSP paper stack
Ink: Bermuda Bay, versamark
Tools: Big Shot, lattice die, bird punch, scallop border punch, heat tool
Accessories: silver embossing powder, silver ribbon, basic pearls and rhinestones, dimensionals

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Christmas Card #3

I cased this card directly from the Holiday Catalog.

Stamp Set: O Holy Night
Ink: Smoky Slate, Night of Navy
Paper: Textured Smoky Slate, Night of Navy and White
Tools: Dotted scallop ribbon border punch
Accessories: silver ribbon, rhinestones, dimensionals

Tips: This image is actually 2 stamps put together on the same block.  I trimmed the top of the word stamp and the bottom of the star stamp so they would ink closer together on the card.  They still stamp perfectly on their own.  We inked the Merry Christmas with the Navy Marker on a scrap piece of paper.  We cut it out and put it on with dimensionals.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Christmas Card #2

Here is another card we made last weekend at my Christmas Card Class.  My classes are the 3rd Sunday of each month.  Let me know if you'd like an invitation :)  If you noticed, the oval is not totally centered.  I'm trying to get out of my little symmetric box.  I know that will drive some people CRAZY!!

Stamp Set: Evergreen, Holly Jolly
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Crumb Cake
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Tools: Big Shot, square lattice embossing folder, oval framelits, paper piercing mat, piercer and oval template
Accessories: dimensionals, rhinestones

Sunday, August 18, 2013

More New Products? and Christmas Card

Not that you are surprised anymore when I tell you of a new product, but check these out!!

Envelope Punch board available Sept 1st.  Stay Tuned for a video.
New Photopolymer Set: (set of 10) Another Thank You #133454 $13.95
Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set
Best of Halloween Clear-mount Stamp Set
Single Stamps - Holiday Collection
And, as an added bonus, here is a card we made at my first Christmas Card Class of the season. These cards are not for the weary.  Just not how I roll :(  It's a disease.  I also made this card for a national swap I participated in this month.  22 of these bad boys :)  Kimmy inspired the ornament, but I actually did the rest myself :)
Stamp Set: Four the Season
Paper: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, NEW coaster board
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot, stripes embossing folder, ornament keepsakes framelits, distressing tool, sanding tool, dauber
Accessories: natural ribbon, Christmas washi tape, dimensionals
The girls learned a few new things making this card.  The distressing tool is awesome for roughing up your cards.  It adds that weathered look that I'm really digging right now.
Stampin' Distress Tool
It also uses the Direct to Paper technique.  It's exactly what it sounds like.  Just take the ink pad and use it directly on the cardstock.  No need for sponges or daubers.  Good for times when precision is not necessary.
The other technique was inking the embossing folder.  If you've seen previous posts about this method, I used the brayer.  This time it was direct to folder with the ink pad.  I just rubbed inside the folder for a more weathered look.  This one took a while, but everyone seemed to be happy with their final product!
I love being with my girls!  I had a blast with you today!  See ya Thursday for club night!!!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit Video

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Festive Flurry Gift Tags Video

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Season of Style Scrapbook Video

Monday, August 12, 2013

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit Video

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Gift Bow Bigz L Die Video

Friday, August 9, 2013

Expressions Thinlits Dies

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Season of Style This and That Video

Monday, August 5, 2013

It's time for Christmas Club

Announcing my August Christmas Card Club
It's that time again! We missed Christmas in July so we're actually late :)   
 I plan to do Christmas Club the same way as last year.

We will meet the 3rd Sunday of each month through November.  We will make 12 cards each month, 3 of each design.  Each class will be $30 with an option to buy the highlighted products at 20% off after the class.

As a bonus, you will receive a club card at your first class.  For each class you attend, you will get a $5 credit towards an order after the last class in November.

Please consider inviting a friend to these classes.  I love to meet your friends.  They are always as sweet as you are.

I will need RSVPs for this class by this Wed the 7th at noon.  Sorry for the short notice, but I'll be out of town that whole weekend and I have to get started earlier than usual.

Please bring your adhesive and scissors.  I hope you have been anticipating the return of this club.  It's just so nice to have them done in plenty of time :)

See ya then!

Lollipop Cover Video

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Have you put your order in yet?

Ok, just a reminder about the Mystery Hostess order going in tonight at 6pm CST.  Remember, order directly from my website using this code:
For every $25 you spend, you'll get your name put in the drawing to earn hostesses benefits.  If the order is big enough, we may split the winnings :)
A few new products you might consider in addition to the awesomeness that is the Holiday Catalog:

133479Label Card Thinlits Die$32.95
133480Circle Card Thinlits Die$32.95
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)
  • These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!
MDS Free Trial
You can order MDS downloads on this order or order the book you've just finished.
Take Advantage today!  Great samples coming this week!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Have you looked at the Holiday Catty yet?

2013 Holiday Catty!!
(Don't stop reading til the end!!!)
Click on the picture to see our cool new Catalog Flipbook
You can see the catty in PDF form.
Then, here are the stampin supplies for all the projects in this catty.
It tells you what colors and what products were used in each project.
There is something really cool about this catty.  As you flip through this catty, you will see a cool icon.  We have imbedded videos about certain products into the catty.  Click here to watch a video on how to use this awesome feature.
Now for the fun news!  It's time for another mystery hostess order!  You've been waiting for this catalog and now you can buy.  Click here to shop now!
When you place your order, use this code: YYGPVVQQ
The best part is you can order using the code from anywhere in the US and it will be shipped directly to you!
For every $25 you order, you will get your name in the drawing for a part of the hostess benefits.  If you win and you are out of town, I will mail your free products to you.
For those of you who love a deal in Alabama, this weekend is our Sales Tax Free weekend.  SU! sells many products that could be considered school supplies, so rack up w/o the tax!  Here are the items that will be tax free:
  • 2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
  • Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
  • Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
  • Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
  • Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
  • Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
  • Craft & Paper Scissors (item 108360) $29.95
  • Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
  • Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
  • Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
  • Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131263) $28.95
  • Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131262) $28.95
  • Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131259) $28.95
  • Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131261) $22.95
  • Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
  • Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
  • 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
  • Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034) $28.95
  • This order will be closed Sunday evening 6pm CST.
  • Here are 2 new sets that are available:
  • Best of Halloween Clear-mount Stamp Set
    Best of Halloween #134381 $14.95
    August Anniversary Set

    Spread the Joy Clear-mount Stamp Set
    Spread the Joy #134784 $18.95

    Spritzing and Splattering Video

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Holiday Catalog goes Live today!!!