Monday, December 2, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Festive Flurry Card

Hello everybody!  If it seems like I have been missing from blogland...I have.  On Halloween I was on my way to the elementary school to see my grandkids in the Halloween parade and as I was waiting to make a left turn I was rear-ended by an SUV.  My poor little Honda Civic got crunched, but it held up pretty well considering the size difference of the vehicles involved.  I am happy to report that other than a few days of a stiff neck and some numbness in my left arm, I am fine.  But it is amazing how something unexpected like that can really throw a person off their game.  Between insurance phone calls and car rentals and estimates and body shop visits I feel a little like my life has been hijacked.  It really could have been so much worse.  The vehicle that hit me was going over 40 MPH, and so I feel very blessed that things have worked out like they did.

I finally got some time to play around in my craft room, and I made this card plus some other fun things to share with you later.  I love my new "Festive Flurry" stamp set and the coordinating Framelits dies!  It is hard to tell in the photo, but there is a stamped snowflake, an embossed and die-cut snowflake, and then another die-cut snowflake with the center cut out to reveal more of the embossed snowflake below.  There are rhinestone jewels on the tips of the small turquoise snowflake and a larger rhinestone in the center of the embossed snowflake.  The sentiment comes from Stampin' Up's photopolymer set "Endless Wishes."  See the complete list of supplies below.

Tempting Turquoise 8-1/2 x 11, Item 102067, $6.95
Whisper White 8-1/2 x 11, Item 100730, $8.50
Basic Black 8-1/2 x 11, Item 121045, $6.95

Festive Flurry
Clear Mount Stamp Set, Item 131781, $29.95
Wood Mount Stamp Set, Item 131778, $39.95
Matching Framelits Dies, Item 132193, $24.95
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Clear Stamps and Framelits, Item 133285, $46.95
Wood Stamps and Framelits, Item 133284, $54.95

Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set, Item 133455, $13.95

Versamark Ink Pad, Item 102283, $7.50
Silver Embossing Powder, Item 109131, $4.75
Embossing Buddy, Item 103083, $5.95
Heat Tool, Item 129053, $29.95

Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Item 119246, $4.95

SNAIL Adhesive, Item 104332, $6.95
Glue Dots, Item 103683, $4.95
Stampin' Dimensionals, Item 104430, $3.95

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Festive Flurry Snowflake Kit

Look at these lovelies!

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Stampin' Up has just released a kit that will allow you to make 10 of these beautiful snowflakes.  I think they are stunning!  The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including:

*10 feet of Soft Sky ribbon
*Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled
*Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

The kit is only available while supplies last.  You can order the kit here:

Here's a video showing how the kit works:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stampin' Up Weekly Deals Plus A Holiday Time Saver

There are some great deals from Stampin' Up this week!

Click here to shop weekly deals!

Also, Stampin' Up has bundled some of their holiday gift wrapping and tag-making supplies to help simplify your holidays.  Here are pictures of the 2 different bundles.

                  Holiday Tag-It Decorative Box Bundle      Holiday Tag-It Extra-Large Box Bundle

Friday, October 25, 2013

Playing With Chalk Talk

Here's a card I made with the Chalk Talk stamp set.  I find myself pulling this stamp set off the shelf a lot lately.

And below is a tip that has been around for a while, but maybe it is new to someone, so I will share it.  I used to try to cut the little ends in my banners, but I could never get them symmetrical until I learned how to make them with my square punch.  Ta da!!!

I really do love this stamp set!

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:

Rose Red:  Item #102544
Blushing Bride (similar to what I used):  Item #131198
Old Olive (similar to what I used):  Item #100702

STAMP SET:  Chalk Talk 
Wood Mount:  Item #130631
Clear Mount:  Item #130634

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Stamp set with matching Framelits dies:  

Extra Large Oval:  Item #119859
1" Square (mine is bigger, but this will work):  Item #124094

Basic Rhinestone Jewel Accets:  Item #119246

Stampin' Distress Tool:  Item #127562

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Feature: Endless Wishes

Today I want to share a new photopolymer stamp set from Stampin' Up called "Endless Wishes."  I really love this set, especially the script and block sentiments to mix and match.

Here are a few samples from the Stampin' Up blog of projects that could be made with this stamp set.  

This set is definitely on my wish about you?

Endless Wishes photopolymer stamp set:  Item #133455

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Stampin' Up Thank You Thursday


This week’s Thank You Thursday is all about punches—namely the Artisan Label, Bitty Butterfly, Hexagon, Mosaic, and Pansy Punches.
Look at these cute projects from the Stampin' Up blog using today's Thursday specials.  You can find links to the sale products below.  Remember that these specials are for today, Thursday, October 17, 2013, while supplies last.  Discount will appear at checkout.
Bitty Butterfly and Artisan Label punches

Hexagon Punch

Pansy Punch

Artisan Label Punch Item #130920
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Bitty Butterfly Punch Item #129406
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Hexagon Punch Item #130919
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Mosaic Punch Item #131267
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Pansy Punch Item #130698
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I Love Leftovers

I really do love leftovers. Most days my lunch mimics my dinner from the night before. I recently helped plan a wedding for my sweet stepdaughter Morgan.  When it was all over, there were some "leftovers" and I used some of them on this project.  The tulle, purple ribbon, and taffy for this little treat bag were extras from the wedding.

Let's talk about the stamp set that I used for the tag. It is called Chalk Talk, and I think it is my current favorite. Stampin' Up also offers a coordinating die set so that you can cut the images out with ease. You can purchase the stamp set and dies separately or together in a bundle. It was so quick and easy to stamp the tag, cut it with the die, and pop it on the ribbon. Here are the images from Chalk Talk stamp set and the coordinating dies.

I love the whole bread bag fastener idea.  I think that is going to be my go-to tag for the holidays.

I used a retired ink pad from Stampin' Up that I have had for 6 years and it is still going strong.  One thing I love about this company is the quality of their products.  You are going to love their stamp pads, and they will last.  Even if you do use up all of the ink in the stamp pad, you can buy a refill and re-ink it, but I have personally never had to do that for any of my pads.

Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock:  Item 100730
Similar Ink Pad:  Wisteria Wonder Item 126985
Chalk Talk Stamp Set:  Wood Mount Item 130631 and Clear Mount Item 130634
Chalk Talk Die Framelits Dies:  Item 129983
Chalk Talk Stamp/Die Bundle:  Wood Mount Item 132731 and Clear Mount Item 132730
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine:  Item 113439
Optional Big Shot Magnetic Platform:  Item 130658

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Here are the weekly deals from Stampin' Up! These items are available while supplies last. The discount will appear at checkout. I have my eye on the argyle textured embossing about you?

Click on the individual links to go directly to the item. Or shop all items in MY ONLINE STORE

Argyle Textured Impressions Item # 127750  
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Basic Pearl Jewels Item #119247
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN

Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies Item # 130102
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

In Color Dahlia's Item # 127556
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/7.46 CAN

Sophisticated Spook Ensemble Digital Download Item #131513
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.48 US /$8.25 CAN

Sweet Treat Cups Item #116802
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Monday, October 14, 2013

An Exciting Announcement!

I have some very exciting news...I am now a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!! I have decided to share what I love with others.  I have been a fan of Stampin' Up! products for years, and now you can purchase their products through me.

In the interest of keeping things real, you will notice that I will be using a combination of products that I already have along with new products that Stampin' Up! offers. I will always include a list of products that I use in the projects I showcase on this blog. If a product I use is no longer available, I will try to direct you to a similar product in the current Stampin' Up! lineup. I try to be a thrifty girl, and I would always encourage you to use what you have on hand in combination with new products, and I will be doing the same here.

Do you like my cute owl card? I made this for my monthly card exchange where I get together with 5 other awesome ladies and we have dinner and exchange cards that we have made. This card was super fun to make. Isn't the little owl just the sweetest thing? My daughter-in-law, Jessica, crocheted a bunch of them for me, and was just dying to use them on a card design.

I would love to send some of you a crocheted owl to use on a project of your own. As a thank you, I will send a crocheted owl to the first 10 people to place a Stampin' Up! order with me of $25 or more (before tax).


Cardstock:  So Saffron (Item 105118), Pear Pizzazz (Item 131201)
Patterned Paper:  Retired
Stamp Set:  Retired.  Similar branch stamp available:  "Take Care" (Wood Mount Item 132088), or (Clear Mount Item 126312)
Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (Item 104332), or (refill item 104331)
Punches:  1-3/4" Scallop Punch (Item 119854), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (Item 119860)