Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  No gifts, very little shopping and at least in my family, just lots of food and time together.  We have about 17 people coming over for dinner and I just wanted to post very quickly to show you the tag my DD and I made to put on the silverware.  She rolled the silverware and tied them with some Fall fabric and I embossed in silver the place setting and die cut with framelits.  They turned out very nice.  Hope everyone's turkey day is full of people who you love and love you and lots of pumpkin pie.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Stampin' Up! Extravaganza

Woohoo!!!  Stampin' Up! announced their new sale, the Online Extravaganza.  Kind of a misnomer because you don't have to order online.

The sale kicks off on Monday, November 19th with a 24 hour special and ends on Wednesday, November 28th the with another 24 hour special.  Bookend specials!

Monday only...

Simply ScoredTM Diagonal Plate                                         $9.56                       
Big ShotTM Die-Cutting Machine                                      $79.96
Big Shot Doctor’s Bag                                                        $55.96

Wednesday only...

Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)                                       $53.56
Clear Block Storage Caddy                                                $13.56
Stack & Store Caddy                                                          $27.96 

From the 19th to the 28th...

Brights Designer Series Paper Stack                                    $17.56
Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper                              $8.76 

More Merry Messages Stamp Set [w]                                   $24.71
More Merry Messages Stamp Set [c]                                    $18.71
Blue Ribbon Stamp Set [w]                                                  $21.71
Blue Ribbon Stamp Set [c]                                                   $15.71
Happy Hour Stamp Set [w]                                                  $22.46
Happy Hour Stamp Set [c]                                                   $16.46
A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set [c]                                         $28.46
A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set [c]                                         $20.96
Northern Flurry Textured ImpressionsTM Embossing Folder    $5.96

Smooch Spritz® Bundle
Includes Gold Glow, Silver Foil, and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz   $10.91
Stampin’ Sound Card                                                                                $4.17
Kraft Gift Boxes                                                                                        $2.07
Special Events Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps                                          $11.87
Ribbon Bundle
Includes Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Starfruit         $18.81
page2image532643/8" Basics Glimmer Brads                                                                        $3.47
Rhinestone Basic Jewels                                                                            $3.47
Brights Designer Buttons                                                                           $6.27
Shaker Frames                                                                                           $3.47
Anywhere Glue Sticks                                                                               $2.77
Stampin' Spritzer                                                                                        $2.07
Tabletop Paper Cutter                                                                               $32.17
Decorative Label Punch                                                                           $11.87
1" Square Punch                                                                                      $11.87
Scallop Edge Punch                                                                                 $11.87
Petite Pennants Punch                                                                              $11.87
Cupcake Punch                                                                                        $11.87
Blossom Petals Punch                                                                              $11.87
Petal Cone BigzTM L Die                                                                        $23.07
Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die                                                                        $30.07

Pennant Parade Bundle [w]                                                                      $15.87
 Includes the Pennant Parade Stamp Set and Pennant Stampin’
Around® Builder Wheel
Pennant Parade Bundle [c]                                                                       $12.87
Includes the Pennant Parade Stamp Set and Pennant Stampin’ 
Around Builder Wheel

Snow Much Fun Stamp Set [w]                                                                $13.98
Snow Much Fun Stamp Set [c]                                                                   $9.98
25 & Counting Stamp Set [w]                                                                  $22.48
25 & Counting Stamp Set [c]                                                                   $16.48
 Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set [w]                                                           $9.98
Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set [c]                                                             $7.48
You Are Loved Stamp Set [w]                                                                $15.98
You Are Loved Stamp Set [c]                                                                 $11.98
Button Buddies Stamp Set [w]                                                                $14.98
Button Buddies Stamp Set [c]                                                                 $10.98
Patterned Party Stamp Set [w]                                                                 $13.48
Patterned Party Stamp Set [c]                                                                    $9.48
It's a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set [w]                                                       $13.98
It's a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set [c]                                                          $9.98
Crosses of Hope Stamp Set [w]                                                                 $9.48
Crosses of Hope Stamp Set [c]                                                                  $7.48
Little Additions Stamp Set [w]                                                                 $18.48
Little Additions Stamp Set [c]                                                                  $13.48
Fabulous Florets Stamp Set [w]                                                                $11.98
Fabulous Florets Stamp Set [c]                                                                   $8.98
  MDS 2+ (download)                                                                                     $39.98                                             
MDS 2 (download)                                                                                        $19.98
MDS 2 Upgrade (for those who already own My Digital Studio; download)   $9.98

Since I copied and pasted all of this there may be errors in transcribing. Contact me and I will send you a pdf.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Offer from Stampin' Up!

Due to a partnership with Sizzix, Stampin' Up! is pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine. They have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last

The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. 

'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657

Call or email me today to order your Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.

Friday, November 9, 2012

mini purse

I saw this mini purse made out of the mug framelit in the Holiday Catalog called Holiday Collection.  It is made to be used with the Hot Chocolate Mug but Penny Smiley thought to turn it on it's side and make a purse out of it.  I made 10 of these to give to my Girl Scouts yesterday and put a Hershey mini candy bar inside but it stuck out the sides so I am hunting for a smaller piece of candy to put in and be completely hidden.

You start by using the 1/2" Circle Punch and punching along the top of a strip of cardstock, I used Real Red.  Then place the mug framelit so the handle frames the hole you just punched.  Do this twice for the front and back of the purse.  I ran my purses thru a Stampin' Up! Embossing Folder and tried several but this one from the Delicate Designs Folder on page 188 was my favorite.  I made a little insert out of a piece of cardstock that measured 1"x1 1/2" and scored along the side.  Lined up the bottom of cardstock and purse and adhere with sticky strip and embellished!   Aren't they adorable?  I don't know who like them the best, the girls or their Moms.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The joy of opening that SU! box.

I came home today from voting and doing errands and there on the table on the porch was a sight I love to see.  A Stampin' Up! box just waiting for me to unpack and sort the orders and see what I got for myself.  This order was from the awesome 15% off sale SU! ran last Monday.  I started including a card in with my customer's orders and today I am sharing the card they will get in their bags.  I saw a card like this on Pinterest and didn't really pin it just tried to remember how it looked.  Well, mine doesn't look anything like the one I remembered  but I like it anyways.  It uses the Holiday Frame Embossing Folder from the Holiday Catalog and that made all the difference.  A little Champagne Glitter Paper doesn't hurt either.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


From November 1st till December 16th Stampin' Up! has an INKREDIBLE offer for you.  

Hold a workshop and have your merchandise total each $450 and you will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads.  Choose from Brights, Subtles or Regals a $49.95 value.  This is in addition to the regular Hostess Benefits making this one INK-REDIBLE !!!


Join the Stampin' Up! family and you will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads too. You can also choose from Brights, Subtles or Regals.  This is in addition to the great deal the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit already is, for $99 you get $125 in merchandise, business supplies to get your business going and free shipping.   Then you will enjoy the special perks of being a demo.  Contact me today to learn about the perks that I enjoy everyday having a business that I control and love!