Monday, October 29, 2012

15% off Stampin' Up! Rubber Stamps TODAY only!

BIG NEWS Today Only!!!

For 24 hours only, almost every stamp we sell will be reduced 15% !
It's a Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!

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 
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps (10 more single stamps were added, see fliers below)

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.

Get your Christmas List ready and do some shopping!

Remember that personalized stamps make GREAT Christmas gifts!!

All new single stamps are available at the discounted price also!

Place your order HERE at my online store.

October 29-November 5, 2012
50% off digital kits in the online store - check it out HERE!
If you have never tried a digital program, download a FREE trial of My Digital Studio 2.

Brand new single stamps - check them out!!

Have fun shopping and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Freaky Friday Week #10

The last project in my Freaky Friday Series is a 3-D card.  Yes, you can flatten it out and put it in an envelope!  I don't make this often enough!  Might have to come up with a Christmas one.  :o)

I used the Wicked Cool stamp set and Basic Black ink to decorate this card.

You will need 2 pieces of card stock cut at 7" x 4 1/4" and both scored at 1 1/2" and 5 1/2".  One becomes the front and the other the back.  You will see I punched the front one with a square punch to create a window look.

Then, you will need a 3rd piece of card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and scored at 3/4" and 4 3/4".  Again, I used a square punch to create the open part so that you can see through to the back.  I attached this part to the back part with sticky strip, first.  Then, I attached the front part to the back part again with sticky strip.  It's as easy as that!

Be sure to stamp it first before you put it all together.  :o)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to have a creepy and safe weekend!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Aluminum Foil Technique

As I was looking for a technique for my Technique Tuesday class, I saw many cards made with metal.  I loved the look but didn't have any metal sheets but I did have heavy duty aluminum foil which I thought would make a great substitute!  Of course it isn't as stiff as metal so you'll need to be careful with it but the look is right on!

For this card, I ran a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil through the Big Shot with the "Top Note" Die then ran it through again in the Vintage Wallpaper folder.  Then, with a sponge, I swirled Basic Black ink over the foil.  The more ink, the darker which gives it a great worn or patina look.  Then, I added a flower I made with the Rich Razzleberry paper, bow from the Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon and a sentiment from the Sweet Essentials stamp set.

This one was even easier!  I distressed the edges of Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock and layered them.  Then, I cut a snowflake from the Snowflake #2 Sizzix die (retired).  Then, tied some twine and made a bow so that when you are putting it in an envelope, it runs along the twine and not the foil.  I added a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  This set has a sentiment for practically every occasion you can think of!

(Forgot to mention that I just glued the foil to the card stock on both cards with the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, LOVE IT!!!)

Have fun with this technique!  Would love to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WWYD Wednesday

Last night I had my Technique Tuesday Class and I will share those projects another day.  I wanted to share the WWYD = "What Would You Do" cards that we created.  There were only 2 of us so here's what we came up with.

This is the one I created. 
Unfortunately, I didn't get a separate pic of Michelle's card.
Here are the supplies we had to use to create a card.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Freaky Friday Week #9

Ok, if you're like me, sometimes your projects turn out how you planned but more often different and sometimes, better.  Well, I had this brilliant idea to make a bat chandelier.  How hard could that be?  Make a few circles out of different lengths of card stock.  Layer and attach them together with string.  Then, attach punched bats to string and glue them to the card stock circles. 

Well, well, well... it didn't turn out the way I envisioned.  It's kind of close but not as cute as I hoped it would be.  I wasn't really sure how to fix it so I just left it.  Maybe the strips of card stock for the circles is too wide (1")?  I don't know.  If you attempt it and yours comes out darling, please share and let me know what or how you did it.  Thx!  :o)

Hoping the pictures will inspire you to create!

Ready for a gross treat?  The kiddos got a kick out of these!  Used Bandaids!

Easy, Peasy!  Right up my alley!  Each one is 1/4 of a graham cracker.  Then, I placed melted white candy coating in a snack bag, snipped the corner and "piped" the coating into a square in the middle of each piece of graham cracker, to resemble a bandaid.  Then, I cut up maraschino cherries into odd slices and placed them on top.  You could also use strawberry or raspberry jelly for the same effect.  Have fun!
Don't forget to check out Stampin' Up!'s Clearance Rack HERE!  Over 70 new items added!
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Be sure to check out Stampin' Up!'s Clearance Rack!

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Over 70 items were added today and you won’t believe some of these prices!

Some things that caught my eye:
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*Designer House $2.39!
*Naturals Envelopes $2.59!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

September Thank You Cards

 Just sharing the *Thank You* cards I sent out to my customers that placed online orders through my website in September.

Want to get a complimentary card from me?  Just place an order though my online store HERE and you will receive your card in the mail at the beginning of the following month.

I also wanted to share another quick and gross treat that anyone would love to make and eat! 

Dirty Q-tips!
Attach small marshmallows to the end of toothpicks and dip in melted caramel or butterscotch chips.  Yuck and Yum!  Have Fun!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Freaky Friday Week #8

Ok, I know, I'm a FEW days late but I hope you'll feel it was worth the wait! 

My girls had fall break last week and we were going, going, going most of the time.  We got to see Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie.  We also made it out to Mesa for a girls day.  We all got our hair done by our favorite hairdresser, Jennifer. 

Well, I'm super excited to share this week's project with you!  Hope you're not afraid of monsters 'cuz  this little monster can't wait to gobble up your goodies!

 He's just a 2" x 4" box of fun!

I also wanted to share a treat from my Mom & Me Halloween Treat Class.  Sooo easy!  Just a brownie, white pretzels and a large marshmallow decorated with some melted chocolate candy coating.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Freaky Friday Week #7

This weeks' Halloween Treat Holder was inspired by a project you can find on my website HERE  I thought it was sooo cute but, of course, I had to change it up a bit.

I used the milk carton Big Shot die (#117310) instead of a box.

I also used different ribbon, I used the cute Scallop Dots Ribbon #124145 and the 1 3/4" circle punch #119850 for the tag.

This sweet little container can hold lots of different treats!  I was able to fit about 5 of the little Hershey nuggets into it, yummie, me wuvs chocolate!
I also wanted to share a congrats card I got from my upline, Diana Gibbs.  (me wuvs her too)  I couldn't believe I was in the top 10 for sales in the month of August!  

I'd like to take a moment to Thank all of my customers that support me and my business, I couldn't have done it without you! Air kisses to you!

Cute card layout! Can't wait to play and see what I can come up with using it!
Have a fun and safe Weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Rosette Pumpkin

Saw this cute idea on Pinterest and just had to recreate it with Stampin' Up! product.  Takes a little bit of time, not one of my quick and easy projects but so worth the time!  These would be fun place settings for Thanksgiving.

I've found that if you are making the same scoring lines for different pieces, it's easiest to score one big piece and cut it into the strips needed. 

Start with an 8" x 12" piece of background paper (I used the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902) and score at every 1/4" along the 12" side.  The Simply Scored Scoring Tool makes this part sooo easy! (#122334)

Then, cut it into the strips needed:  one @ 1"x12", two @ 1 1/4"x12" and three @ 1 1/2"x12".  You will end up with these 6 strips.

Fold them all accordion style.

Place sticky strip at one end on all 6 strips.  Then, attach the last accordion end with the sticky strip to the accordion at the other end.  It will make a circle as shown above.

Punch a circle (I used a 1" punch) for the top and bottom of each rosette, except for the top of the 1" strip rosette.  You will want to punch a circle from the same paper you are using for your pumpkin.  You can either use a large glue dot or a glue gun (what I used) to attach your punched circles to your rosettes.

To make your rosette, you will need both hands to push down what will be the center and squish it together, to keep it together, and place the punched circle, with glue, down on top of your rosette, while still scrunching it together.  As you can tell, I'm not the best at explaining this but I'm sure there are tons of videos on YouTube that can show you how. 

Now you can attach the other punched circle to the bottom.

It helps to have the punched circles attached flat so that when you are putting your pumpkin together, it's not lopsided.

I cut some strips of Soft Suede card stock to make the stem and the curly Q.  I just wrapped the thinner 1/4" piece around the end of my paper piercer and for the stem, I scrunched up a 1/2" strip then rolled it up tight and stretched it out.  I eyeballed how tall I wanted it to be.  I then ripped some leaf shapes from Lucky Limeade card stock and folded them in half to resemble leaves.

Unfortunately, I didn't take a pic of the pumpkin without the stem & leaves but here's how you put it together.  Start with one of the 1 1/4" strip rosettes (you can't see it in this pic), it will be the bottom piece, then glue the three 1 1/2" strip rosettes on top of that, then the other 1 1/4" strip rosette and the 1" strip rosette will go on the top.

I then hot glued everything into place and made a tag that I wrote *fall* on with the Soft Suede marker and sponged the edges with the same color ink.  I tied the tag to the pumpkin with Linen Thread #104199.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for stopping by!
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