Sunday, November 30, 2008

Update on big Stampin Up sale

This sale has been very popular as 5 of the offered bundles have already sold out. These are the bundles that are still available:
The Manly Man's bundle
Seasonal Stamper's bundle
Alpha-Betcha You Need This bundle
I'm On Board bundle
Star Struck bundle
Sticky Situation bundle
Scrapbooker's Dream bundle
Wild Thing, I Think I Love You bundle
Ribbon Storage bundle

If you want any of these I suggest you go now to
and buy them ASAP before they are all gone too!
Happy Shopping! And remind those hubbies out there that Stampin Up! stuff makes the best gifts!

Tea/photo/gift card Card

Ok, so I live in a family of pack rats, I'll just tell you this right up front. Even my kids are pack rats. I am trying to be a pack rat in recovery, lol! So yesterday when I was cleaning in our great room (which doubles as a stamping room, rec room, and living room), I found a box of business sized and personal letter sized envies my 16 y/o son brought home from a yard sale he was helping at. These envies didn't sell, probably because they were all sealed shut from the humidity at some point! Useless right? I can through them away, right? Nope, I remembered that I could use the business sized ones for the Cocoa cards and not even have the lick the yucky glue to seal them before cutting them up! Ok, so I can throw the small envies now. Nope! Brilliance strikes and I figure I can make little cocoa cards for tea packets. Well, I had to sit down and make some almost right away and guess what. You can fit wallet sized photos, gift cards, money, and/or a little note in these things! So cute!

Here it is with a packet of tea and a couple of wallet sized pics of my daughter in her Junior ROTC uniform from a couple years ago. Yes, my totally hippie daughter was once in Junior ROTC and actually considered joining the military. :) I did a video tutorial for the Cocoa card here.

Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas

Paper: cream colored 3-5/8"x6-1/2" envelope, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss

Ink: Basic Brown, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive and Ruby Red with Aquapainter, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie markers

Accessories: Riding Hood Red ribbon, Aquapainter, paper crimper, stapler.

First cut your envelope into 2 pieces, one 3" long and the other 3-1/2" inches long. The longer piece will fit into the shorter piece.

For the card "front" (the shorter piece)I watercolored the image with Ruby Red classic ink, and then on this one I used the Old Olive and Real Red markers to color the branches and berries. I did a different one watercoloring the branches with Old Olive and I liked that effect better. I highlighted the berries with a dot of white gel pen. Inked the edges of the image pieces with Basic Brown. Adhered the ribbon all the way around with Tape Runner, then adhered image to card.
Now, I stamped the branch shadow image in Kiwi Kiss repeatedly on front and back of the longer piece. Run piece trough paper crimper. Take an approx. 2" long piece of ribbon, fold in half over closed end of piece, and staple it on.

All Done!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


This is a wonderful opportunity so don't lose out! This sale is only on for 6 days and it is while supplies last, so if you see something you want, let me know right away by email , or go to my official Stampin Up! site and place an order now!

All in the Family Bundle (item 116217) – 50% Off regular price $63.40 sale price $31.70 sold out

All in the Family stamp set page 78
Family Accessories stamp set page 78
Neighborhood Stampin’ Around® jumbo wheel page 79

The Manly Man's Bundle (item #116224)-50% off regular price $56.80 sale price 28.40

Sporting stamp set page 82
Just Football stamp set page 82
Just Baseball stamp set Page 83
Just Basketball stamp set page 83

Seasonal Stamper's Bundle(item #116221)-40% off regular price $83.80 sale price 50.28

Autumn Harvest stamp set page 30
Snow Burst stamp set page 34
A Good Egg stamp set page 47
Something New to Love stamp set page 47

Alpha-Betcha Need This Bundle (item # 116226)-40% off regular price $64.90 sale price $38.94

Well-Worn Alphabet stamp set (soon to be retired) page 155
Well-Worn Numbers stamp set(soon to be retired) page 155

I'm All on Board Bundle (item #116218) 30% off regular price $67.75 sale price $46.65

On Board Batch of Blossoms page 180
On Board Essentials page 181
On Board Lots of Letters page 181
On Board Timeless Type page 181
On Board 8-1/2 x 8-1/2" ring album page 181

Bags & Tags Bundle (item #116216) 30% off regular price $74.95 sale price $52.46 sold out

Punch Pals stamp set page 37
Riding Hood Red Classic stampin pad page 162
Note Cards page 167
White gift sacks (2 pkgs.) page 167
Riding Hood Red Designer Series paper page 171
Tag punch page 188

Santa's Stocking Stuffer Bundle (item #166219) 30%off regular price 23.85 sale price 16.69 sold out

Square Ice Rhinestones brads page 185
Metallic eyelets page 185
Fresh Favorites II colored buttons page 187

Curly Label Bundle (item #112966) 30%off regular price $33.95 sale price $23.77 sold out

Curly label Punch Bundle page 189

Star Struck Bundle (item #116220) 30% off regular price $41.80 sale price $29.26

Starstruck stamp set (soon to be retired) page 117
Starring You stamp set page 138
Star Designer Brads star assortment page 184
Star punch page 188

Sticky Situation Bundle (item #116222) 30% off regular price 47.30 sale price 33.11

Sticky Cuts Letters page 190
Blue Bead Duo page 190
Green Bead Duo page 190
Fine Cosmo Stampin Glitter page 190
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter page 190

Mission Embossable Bundle (item #116223) 30% off regular price $66.10 sale price $46.27 sold out

Heat Tool page 190
Gold Stampin Emboss Powder page 190
Silver Stampin Emboss Powder page 190
Iridescent Ice Stampin Emboss Powder page 190
Powder Pals page 190
Embossing Buddy page 190

Scrapbooker's Dream Bundle (item #116227) 25% off regular price $82.95 sale price $60.71

Blooms Again Die Cuts page 166
Urban Garden Designer Series paper page 168
On Board Lots of Letters page 181
Roof Garden Accents & Elements pagw 182
Natural Linen 12"x12" ring album page 183
Basic Gray taffeta ribbon page 187
Basic Black Stampin Write journaler page 193

Wid Thing, I Think I Love You Bundle (item #116225) 20%off regular price 54.40 sale price $43.52

Wild About You stamp set page 77
Bold Brights 8-1/2"x11" card stock page 164
Bold Brights Classic Stampin Spots page 164

Ribbon Storage Bundle (item #116228) 20% off regular price $46.85 sale price #37.48

Small Ribbon Keepers (2) page 195
Medium Ribbon Keepers(2) page 195
Large Ribbon Keepers (2) page 195

Non-bundled Items

Turquiose tin (item #114673) sale price #3.95
Silver skinny tin (item #108333) sale price $1.99

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stampin Up! is having a Black Friday Sale Nov 26 thru Dec 1st!

We will find out the details on this sale tomorrow and I can't wait! Who doesn't love a great sale and at a great time of year. I will post the details here as soon as they are available :) Then, if you would like to take advantage of this fabulous sale, you can go to my Stampin Up! website and order quickly and easily on line and have it shipped directly to your home. Or you can contact me and I will put the order in for you.
Stay tuned for more details soon!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Turkey tutorial

Ok, here I am trying to do this video tutorial thing again!

Hopefully this is helpful! Leave a comment so I know how you like it :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

November Stamp Club Projects

Well, today was our Stamp Club meeting and Thanksgiving is definitely the theme! We did a little turkey I saw here originally by JHWorksforstamps on SCS, he is such a cute little guy! We also did a place card for the table using the Top Note die for the Big Shot, a scrapbook page for Thanksgiving, and a little Christmas pocket card to get the juices flowing for next month.

If you haven't put your order in yet, please contact me ASAP so we can get our stuff before the Christmas crafting season really gets rolling :)

The Special this month is on all of the Rub-Ons: spend $20 and you can buy any and all of the Rub-Ons for 20% off! There sure are alot of cute rub-ons in the Mini and in the catty this year!

On to the projects, I'm sure you all want to see them :)

This is our cute little turkey, and there are no stamps used in this project! It's all done with punches!
Here is the place card with my son's name on it :)
And the Thanksgiving layout. These pictures are from 4 years ago, can you believe it!

And this is the Cocoa card, very cozy looking isn't it!
Now, I'm working on doing some video tutorials, if I can get my camera to record for more than 3 mionutes at a time! Wish me luck! I think this will end up being in 3 parts though.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack

Well, it is that time of year and everyone is getting into the spirit! I have put together a card making class for November 15th from 1:00-5:00pm at the Quilted Loon in Bemidji.
Each card kit will be enough supplies for 3 each of these 5 designs and will cost $25. I will have everything at the class for stamping and embellishing your cards. Sounds fun doesn't it!
These are the cards we will be making, except for the pink angel I guess. I have been told that pink is not very Christmassy and since these are for others to make and give away, I should really listen to that advise huh, lol!

So we will make this blue angel instead. You can't really tell in these pics, but there is glitter on the angel's wings, on the snowflakes on the snowman card, and on the house, dove, and snowflake on the "balls" card as Mary calls it, lol! We will be able to add some colored glitter to the the Swirled tree also, if you would like.

Come join me for a very productive and fun Saturday afternoon. Tell me what you think and leave a comment!


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