Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Card Club Project #2

Here is the cute 3-D project, we made in December at Stamp Club.  I cas'd the project from Melissa Davies.  To see it on her blog, go here.
He is such a cute little guy.  The perfect size to hang on the Christmas tree. 
Paper:  Early Expresso, Basic Black, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper.
Accessories: 2 3/8" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Small Oval, Itty Bitty Punch Circle, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Woodgrain Texture Folder, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Signo White Pen, Red Sharpee.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Stamp Club Project

I want to share one of our stamp club projects with you today.  We meet once a month and have such fun.  Typically, we make 3-D item and a card.  I try to come up with a new tip or technique to share.  Here is the card we made in December.
I have wanted to use the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set for a while and finally got it done.  It is a beautiful set and so versatile.  You can use it for any occasion or holiday.  Can you see the possibilities?
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Daydream Medallions and Greetings of the Season.
Paper:  Be of Good Cheer, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, and Gumball Green.
Ink:  Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Stripes and Perfect Polka Dots Texture folders, Floral Frames Framelits, Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and 1 3/4" Circle Punch.
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Sassy Stampers Swap

I am sharing the last projects from our Sassy Stampers swap.
A beautiful card made by Shirley.  She used Stampin' Up's "Love and Sympathy".
Last but not least, Jessica decorated a beautiful bag to carry our treasures home.
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

SAVE UP TO 80%! Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz

Stampin' Up! has added 300 additional items to our Clearance Rack at savings up to 80%. New clearance items include punches, card stock, ribbon, stamps, ink pads (the retired fabric ink pad style), Big Shot dies and more. Great holiday gifts for yourself or others!
Products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Order now while your favorites are still in stock. See All New Clearance Rack
  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion. Feel free to order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order-we're flexible like that.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-go nuts!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for Hostess Benefits. 
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don't wait! And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • Check out all of the NEW Clearance Rack Blitz items in my On-line store.

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Still More Sassy Stampers

There are just a few more projects to share from the swap in November.
 A sweet treat from Kathy.
Janet made this cute "thank you" card.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

More Sassy Stampers

Thanks for dropping by to check out more projects from the Sassy Stampers.
Nancy's card packs a punch with a row of pennants.
Simply elegant embossing done by Carol.
Carol always spoils us with special projects.  
I hope you can read the special poem.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Sassy Stampers Swap

The Sassy Stampers is a group of friends who get together once a month to share ideas.  In November, we had a swap.  I want to share a few of the great projects.  They are such a talented group of women.

Julie was our hostess and made a little gift for each of us.  Isn't the gum holster cute?

Julie's swap card was made with the Stampin' Up Owl Punch.

This beautiful card was made by Marie.
I will post more swap cards tomorrow.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch

The Mojo Monday sketch this week is just wonderful.  It was my inspiration for the card on the Pals Blog Hop.  Today, I want to share another card using the same sketch. Sketches are a great tool to use when you just cannot come up with any ideas. Be sure to give them a try. 
  I used a new stamp set and punch from the Spring Catalog.  They will be available to order beginning on January 3, 2013. The sentiment is from the Feel Goods set.  The 7/8" punch is used behind the butterfly.
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Feel Goods, Papillon Potpourri
Paper:  Festival of Prints, Whisper White, Pool Party, Early Expresso
Ink:  Early Expresso
Accessories:  Fancy Fan Texture Folder, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, 7/8" Scallop Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a copy of the Spring Catalog, just let me know.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December Pals Blog Hop

We're so glad you could join us for the final Pals Blog Hop of 2012! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to celebrate all of our favorite occasions of the year! And what's a little celebration without some sparkle?!

You've probably hopped over from Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards, I'm stop number 21 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

Christmas is my favorite holiday.  I love shopping for the perfect gifts, singing along to Christmas carols on the radio, and spending time with my family. My card for the Pals Blog Hop is done in non-traditional colors with a little sparkle. 

I hope you can see some of the sparkle on the card.  Silver Glimmer paper was used with the Snowflake Bigs Die.  The Christmas sentiment was stamped with Island Indigo and then Dazzling Diamonds were added for little sparkle.  A row of rhinestones was place below the sentiment.  Can you ever have too much bling?  I don't think so.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Seasonal Sayings
Paper:  Festival of Prints, Island Indigo, Bashful Blue, Silver Glimmer, and  Whisper White
Ink:  Island Indigo
Accessories:  Snowflake Bigs Die, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones, Designer Printed Brads, and Bashful Blue Grosgrain ribbon(retired).
  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  3. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  4. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  5. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  6. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  7. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  8. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  10. Naki Rager at ...notes from Naki
  11. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamp Paper Scissors
  12. Shannon Hokanson at My Stampin Blog
  13. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Susan Lankford at stampandscrapwithsusan
  16. Liz Hughes at DIY Paper Creations
  17. Peggy Noe at
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  19. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  20. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Time is Running OUT!


A great Stampin' Up! Starter Kit deal just got even better! NOW through Dec. 16, Stampin' Up! is including a FREE color collection of our new Firm Foam Ink Pads with the purchase of the $99 Starter Kit. You can select either the Brights, Regals or Subtles collection (10 ink pads). Value $49.95. The Neutrals collection is not included in this offer.

Join in the fun! Become a member of my team as a hobby stamper or a business demonstrator. If you love discounts and have a passion for stamping and paper crafting, this is the group for you. Purchasing the Starter Kit through me is your ticket into an incredible group of stampers. As a member of my team, it will be easy to stay connected to other team members across the country through a private blog and stamping chat area in addition to the Stampin' Up Demonstrator website.

There is no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you decide to drop! You keep all your discounted purchases. If you wish to maintain benefits beyond the first FULL quarter, a $300 sales minimum (includes your personal purchases) renews your benefits for the following quarter.

Enjoy Indulge in the art of stamping and SAVE $$$! The $99 Stampin' Up! Starter Kit is a hobby stamper or business demonstrator's paper crafting dream come true!
  • YOU CHOOSE: For $99 you get $125 worth of YOUR CHOICE of ANY current products in the Stampin' Up! Catalog.
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  • TOOLS OF THE TRADE: You'll receive 8 of the new catalogs as part of your kit. Share with friends, customers or keep one in every room. The catalog is THAT good with it's clean and simple design, pretty samples and oodles of stamps.
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  • Receive Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.
  • Be inspired by video tutorials and project ideas on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator web site.
  • Earn free stamps with Stampin Start, Sale-A-Bration and other promotions. Sale-A Bration is just around the corner!
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  • Enjoy 2 free months of a personalized Stampin' Up! on-line store and blog (optional $12.95/mo. after trial).
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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Ornament

Hello!  I have been neglecting my blog the past two weeks.  There has been a lot going on in my life but I have promised myself to do better.  I can't believe Christmas is only two weeks away.  I have so much to do--my anxiety is increasing so it is time for me to get busy.  Unfortunately, I may have less time for stamping. 
Today, I want to share an ornament which my co-workers and I made for a Christmas tree in the Kansas State Capitol.  Everyone made suggestions and several volunteered to help out.  It was a fun project and looks great hanging on the Christmas tree. 
Many of the ornaments on the tree were made by Kansas children. 
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