Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stampin' Up Online Extravaganza--DON'T MISS OUT

Make the most of our Online Extravaganza by enjoying flash deals on select items and bundles at a 20%-50% discount! But quantities are limited, and this great opportunity only lasts from November 24 through December 2, so get yours before they're gone. 
Plus, there will be limited-time door busters on November 24 and December 1 on special products-some that have never before been paired together-that are only available for 24 hours and while supplies last! These specific deals are extremely limited, so act fast

To place your order go to my online store on Monday, November 24th.

My top picks include the following:

Big Shot Magnetic Platform for only $23.97.
Texture folders for $5 each
Punches--a great selection at 50% off including the Hearts Border, Sweetheart, 2" Circle, and Fun Flower
Ribbon Galore for 50% off
12 Blendabilities Assortments for only $100.
and many more great deals.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

So Thankful - November Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Pals Blog Hop, we are thankful you stopped by.  This month we are showcasing projects that show our thanks, including both thank you and Thanksgiving themed projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing projects.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  The Black Friday ads are beginning to pour in. Sometimes I believe Thanksgiving gets lost in the Christmas shopping hype. Although I have to admit I love the rush of Black Friday shopping.

This year I will be spending Thanksgiving with my children.  It will be a small group as we are sticking closer to home this year. My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their second child, a little boy, in January.  So travel is being limited this holiday season.

Hopefully, you too will be spending time with family.

Today I am sharing a Turkey Treat for your Thanksgiving table, which I first spotted on Pinterest.  It was posted by Sherri Peters.  It was made using the French Fry Box Die.  They can be filled with nuts, candy or even a Blessing Mix.  It would be fun to personalize them using the rotary Alphabet stamp from the Annual Catalog.

The box was cut from Chocolate Chip card stock.  The Scallop Ovals were cut from Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, Real Red, and Tangerine Tango but you could substitute any fall color.  I added the texture on the feathers using the Fancy Fan folder.  The eyes were punched with the 1 1/4" and 3/4" circle punches.  The beak was cut on the fold using the Triangle punch.  The waddle and feet were made with the Modern Label punch.  Gosh, I love my Stampn' Up punches!

I filled a 4" X 6" Cellophane bag with nuts and used the White and Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Twine to tie it up.  This twine comes in two color combos and is available in the Holiday catalog.  I sure hope to see more colors in the Occasions Catalog, which will be available in January.  Can't wait to see what Stampin' UP has in store for us in 2015.

If you are looking for a table favor this Thanksgiving, give these a try!

The next stop is Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  7. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  8. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  9. September Gray at
  10. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  12. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  13. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  19. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  24. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  25. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  26. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  28. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  29. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  30. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  31. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  32. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  33. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Snowman Treat

I am thrilled to be the Guest Stamper for Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty today.  The exposure on Mary's blog is just one of the perks of being a member of the Pals downline.  I really appreciate you hopping over to check out my project today.  Please take time to leave a comment.

I am always looking for different ways to use my Stampin' supplies.  When I ran across this snowman by Becky Evans on Pinterest, I just had to make one of my own.  This little guy is the perfect fit for a gift card or a small treat.  Christmas is just around the corner and I have been on the lookout for creative ways to package gift cards.

Today's project is just another way to use the Envelope Liner Framelits.  These framelits come in three sizes.  This little guy was cut with the smallest die.

Tips and Tricks

  • By scoring the 8 1/2" X 11" sheet of Whisper White at 4 1/4", three snowmen will fit on one sheet of card stock.
  • Lay the inside of the die along the fold and you will only need to use sticky strip along the sides of the snowman.
  • When cutting through two layers of card stock, be sure to run it through your Big Shot forwards and then back.
  • Cut the hat from a 2' X 3' piece of Basic Black card stock using the smallest die again.  This will layer right over the white piece.
  • The eyes, nose, hat band, and flower were all cut from scraps of paper. When I have scraps from a project, I punch out different sizes of circles, triangles and flowers to be used later. A great place to store these are the empty wood Stampin' UP cases which are sold in sets of three. 
  • The key to a great project is the right adhesive.  I use Sticky Strip or Fast Fuse on most of my 3-D projects for extra strong holding power. Using Stampin' Dimenshionals to pop up the flower and the eyes on the snowman really make him come alive.  Glue dots are perfect for using with our Glimmer Paper.
  • Use our sponge daubers and a little ink to make rosy cheeks.  Remember a little bit of ink goes a long way, so sponge lightly.  You can always add more color if you need it.
  • The are so many ways to make a carrot nose.  Today, I used half of a Pumpkin Pie triangle. You can also use the the tip of Pennant Builder or the brand new Tree punch for a triangle shape.    

The Envelope Liner framelits come in three sizes.  Can't you see it now, a whole family of snowmen: the Papa, the Mama and the Baby. Check out the matching card made using the medium size die. When cutting out the card, remember to lay the folded card stock inside the left side of the die.

Can you see it now?  A Scarecrow, a Santa, and other characters made using this same idea.  Come back later this week for more inspiration.

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