Tuesday, October 22, 2013

We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!  You can view the list HERE or in my on-line store HERE.   

I have set a personal goal to sell a minimum of 25 of these stamp sets this week.  For every 25% off stamp set you order from the attached list I will put your name in to a drawing for a $25 shopping spree.  If I sell 50, I will double the shopping spree to $50 and so on.  Please use the following Hostess Code when placing your order on-line:


Or, if you prefer, you can always place your order through me! 
I already have my wish-list ready to go, have you started your yet?  What are you waiting for?

Enjoy your day and thanks for stoppin' by!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Silhouette Sunday

This weeks Silhouette Sunday post is short and sweet spooky!  The great thing about the Silhouette is that you can go to the online store, download an image, and be cutting within minutes.  Quick and easy especially when you are pressed for time. 

While my Sunday's are typically a pretty low key day this Sunday was spent with one of my BFF's in a marathon wreath making session in the morning and then on to a craft supply shopping trip in the afternoon.  I will share pics of the finished product later in the week but one of them is heading out the door today and I don't want to spoil the surprise.

So, on to my super quick Silhouette Halloween cards.....

I used the same web frame for both cards but switched them up with the background (glitter!) paper and the cut out sentiments.  These are both sized 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  I have never been a huge square card fan until Stampin' Up! came out with the Envelope Punch Board.  Now I can make an envelope to fit any size card.  Any time.  Awesome. 

These two beauties are headed out the door today to two of my favorite CT kids.  
Enjoy your day and thanks for stoppin' by! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Witche's Brew

I can't tell you how many packs of Witches Brew Designer Series Paper I have gone through in the last three months.  A lot.  I planned my recent Tricks and Treats class around this DSP pack and the new polymer stamp set Bite Me.  A good time was had by all, this is just one of the cards we made that day:

As you can see, very little stamping on this one.  The large skull image that is the focal point is just one of the super cool and spooky pieces of paper from this pack.  I trimmed the image to 5x5, layered it on top of a 5 1/4" square of Crushed Curry Card Stock and added a 3/4" stripe for a pop of color.  I used black eyelash yarn (one of my favorite Halloween embellishments) and a black brad to hold my stamped sentiments in place.  All of this Halloween goodness was attached to a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Basic Black card base.  

What I neglected to photograph was the inside of the card and the matching envelope.  Since you need  a gel pen to write on black I wanted to make it a little easier to write a note inside and have the inside of my card finished off to match the outside.  I simply cut a 5 1/4" square of Very Vanilla Card Stock and trimmed the left side with another 3/4" strip of the same stripe that is on the outside of the card.  The matching envelope was yet another piece of paper from the same Witches Brew Designer Series Paper pack.  You can catch a glimpse of it in this post HERE.  

More Tricks and Treats Class projects coming soon including an awesome new recipe you won't want to miss!

Enjoy your day and thanks for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tricks & Treats Class Projects

This past Sunday afternoon I held my annual Tricks & Treats Halloween class.  Yep, I had a lucky 13 women on the 13th of October creating 13 totally spooky Halloween projects.  (okay, I am just kidding about the 13 projects but it would have been kind of cool if I could have pulled that off) 

Here are a few pictures of the goodies that were served:  

Brownie Heathbar Caramel Parfaits

Lisa's Famous Caramel Corn
This is my famous caramel corn and although I am usually a very open, share anything kind of person, this is the one recipe I keep to myself.  There is a reason for that but that's for another day and no Diana, you are not getting it out of me!  Because I won't share the recipe, I get asked to make it A LOT, especially this time of year.  Anyone recognize that Spooky spider?  That is an old Stampin' Up Decor Elements on a Walmart glass canister!  He's been there for years and he's sticking as good as ever.  

Last but not least, here are the projects we created:  (there is one missing from this pic but I will show you that one later in the week) 

This class always includes a stamp set and this year's set was the new Stampin' Up! polymer set "Bite Me".  Although I love this set, as I was creating the class projects, it became more about the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper and less about the stamps.  No one seemed to mind and I promised them I would come up with a few more "Bite Me" samples later this week. I  will post individual pics of each project throughout the week so please stop by again to see them all up close!  (you won't want to miss the wine bottle gift box, it's pretty awesome if I do say so myself!) 

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Silhouette Sunday - Mr. Bones

This week's Silhouette Sunday project is this fun and friendly skeleton from SVG Cuts.  Isn't he cute?  The best part is he is put together with brads so all his joints are movable (and poseable!).  
He was so quick and easy to do that I made 4 of them, packaged the parts and pieces in a celo bag and gave them to a few special kids on my Halloween list so they could put him together themselves. Great rainy day project for any kid!  (you're welcome moms!)  

I hope you have a fantastic week and thanks for stoppin' by today!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

We Have a Winner!

My absolute favorite new Stampin' Up! tool is the Envelope Punch Board.  Did you get yours yet?  I really hope you did because they are on backorder until at least the 14th of October.  Because I want no stamper left behind, I had a September Punch Board Giveaway and 
we have a winner!!!!

Everyone who spent a minimum of $25 with me in the month of September got their name thrown into a (virtual) hat for every $25 in Stampin' Up merchandise ordered (before S&H and sales tax) I used a random drawing generator to pick the winner and the winner is........(drumroll please)


Yes, Dara B. is correct, not Dara 3 as it states in the random drawing ticket above.  The three just means that it was Dara's 3rd entry that won her this awesome new tool.  

Thanks for stoppin' by my Blog today!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Weekly Deals Every Tuesday from Stampin' Up!

Starting on Tuesday, October 8, Stampin' Up! will update the online store with a few weekly deals for you to enjoy. You’ll want to make sure you check back every week to see what we’re offering. Please note that these deals will be offered “while supplies last” and that the discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out. 
Please use the link to my on-line store (the "Shop 24/7" block in the left-hand side bar)  or contact me directly for these great deals! 

This week’s deals are as follows:

Squares Collection Framelits Dies: 130921
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: 127749
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack: 126187
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Festive Paper-Piercing Pack: 127857
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Petite Curly Label Punch: 129405
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discount Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN 

Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template - Digital Download :126157
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discount Price: $7.48 US/$8.25 CAN

I hope you enjoy these weekly deals and I look forward to seeing you every Tuesday!

P.S. Don’t forget about our Thank You Thursdays—another chance to get great Stampin’ Up! product at a discount!

Thanks for stoppin' by! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Silhouette Sunday

This weeks Silhouette Sunday post is going to be short and sweet!  My mom, sister and BIL are visiting from Massachusetts and I have my two oldest boys home from college this weekend to spend time with Grandma.  Fortunately, the rain held off for the most part and they had a beautiful week of Florida sun! Here's me and my mom on the beach, the water was so calm and beautiful!

Now on to my latest Silhouette creation.  I got brave and tried out the "print and cut" feature on my silhouette this week.  I don't know what I was afraid of...easy, peasy and the results are fantastic!  All you need is a decent printer, some Stampin' Up card stock and your silhouette and you are good to go.
I made these awesome Halloween potion bottles from some empty wine bottles (I know, the sacrifices we make), a can of spray paint and some potions labels from the silhouette store.  The bottles on the left were done in a matt black spray paint and the one on the right was done in a glitter black.  As much as I love glitter (and what girl doesn't?) I prefer the matt black paint for this project. 
Look how beautiful those cuts are around the printed label! (Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my silhouette?)
 You can see the difference in the matt black and glitter black paints if you look closely

The green skull is a $ store find that I hollowed out with my exacto knife to fit on top of the wine bottle.  The black flowers were also a $ store find as was the light up skull at the base of my potions collection.  (his eyes change colors!)  

My potions labels were printed on Stampin' Up! Slate Grey card stock. 

Thanks for stoppin' by my Blog today! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Celebrating 25 years THREE ways!

You all know that we have been celebrating Stampin' Up's 25th Anniversary all year but did you know that October is our actual Anniversary month?  Never one to disappoint, Stampin" Up! has just released THREE new promotions to help us celebrate!
  1. For Hostesses.  Earn $25 extra hostess dollars on qualifying orders.
  2. For Recruits.  Join Stampin’ Up! for just $25.  That’s right – $25!
  3. For Everyone.  Best of Christmas Stamp Set (October’s Best of set)

Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a qualifying* party.
($250 in party sales before tax and shipping)
That's $65 in free merchandise instead of the standard $40!
October 1-31, 2013
Please click HERE for more details or contact me to book your workshop today! 


New recruits can join my Stampin' Up! team for just $25!

This offer is only available for two weeks!
October 7-21, 2013

During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99 starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes:
  • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
  • Business pack which includes
    • A box of annual catalogs
    • A package of the current seasonal catalog
    • Getting Started DVD
    • Starter Kit Business Brick
    • Customer postcards
  • As a new demonstrator, you will also get an extra 10 percent discount on your first order of $150 or more when you place your order in the first 45 days of being a demonstrator. That means you can use the money you saved on the $25 starter kit to get 30 percent off your  first order of Stampin' Up! goodies!
  • But wait, there's more!  You will also get two FREE months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS)!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you are ready to take the plunge! 

Last but not least is our Best of" series October release...Best of Christmas!  Is that not the jolliest Santa you have ever seen?  And yes, that is the infamous Dasher making a very timely comeback!  Yeah!  Please click HERE to see the flyer and get a closer look at the images! 

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have and thanks for stoppin' by today!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Silhouette Sunday

I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Working for a living seriously gets in the way of my creative time.  Add to that husband, kids, a house that constantly needs cleaning, committees (because I haven't learned to just say NO), and my Stampin' Up! business and there is very little precious time left for my own personal crafting. (and because I don't have enough to keep me busy, stay tuned for the launch of my Etsy store!) 

But, that being said, I am the proud new owner of a Silhouette Cameo.  (why did it take me so long to invest in one of these?)  I have been making time.  The house may be filthy and I may not be getting much sleep but I will find a way to play.  So, while the weekend winds down, the house is (relatively) clean, the groceries are put away and my husband is glued to a football game, Sunday afternoon has become my Silhouette time.  I'd thought it would be fun to share some of my my Sunday Silhouette creations.  Whenever possible, I will always use my favorite Stampin' Up products with my Silhouette.  
Just not today....but only because Stampin' Up! doesn't sell vinyl. 

Along with my Silhouette came my new obsession with vinyl.  You're gonna to see a lot of it.  Here are a few of my first attempts at vinyl application.  I'm getting better with each one:

 This is one of those cheap plastic holiday chargers from Michael's.  I hit a Daily Deal about a week ago and grabbed a bunch of them for just $1 each.  Don't ya just love those Halloween bats?  This was my first attempt and you can see the top is a little crooked.  Don't judge me, it's still awesome, right?  This one came out a little better:

How cool is that?  I just learned how to curve my text so the "Happy Halloween" follows the curve of the plate.  I have to admit, I impressed myself with that one.

Thanks for stoppin' by my blog today and please leave a comment so I know you were here! 

Friday, August 30, 2013

My new toy...

I am in love.  After being on my wish list for years and going to crops and being green with envy, I finally broke down and bought a Silhouette Cameo.  What took me so long?  I have no idea.  I should have skipped right over the Cricut and gone straight to the Silhouette years ago.  Oh, the money I would have saved on cartridges and wasted paper.  If you are on the fence, get off it and do yourself a favor and just buy one.  Seriously.  You won't be sorry. 


Not in the crafting budget right now?  No worries, one of my favorite new sites, SVG Cuts, is giving away a Cameo this weekend.  Maybe you will be the lucky winner!  Just click on the picture to register.  Good Luck!  (and don't forget to let me know if you win!)

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Promo's!

Don't ya just love new stuff?  
I must admit, I have not been a real fan of the 25th Anniversary "Best Of"  stamp sets....until this month!  Check out the August Best of Halloween set...LOVE it! 

(Click on the picture  to view the flyer in pdf form)

And, if that wasn't enough for ya, check out the new collection of single stamps:
(Click on the picture to view the flyer in pdf form)

Please contact me directly or go to my on-line store to place your order and thanks for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Some people just don't get it.....

One of my BFF's gave me this coaster for my craft room.  She is the only one of my close friends who is not a stamper or scrapper, in fact, we call her the anti-stamper.  We love her dearly but she does not understand our obsession with paper, ribbon, bling, ink, stamps, cutting machines and SVG files.  She does not understand why we hyperventilate when someone tears open a pack of paper that we have been saving (for years) for just the right project.  Or why we go postal when a family member tries to cut a hairball out of the cat with our ribbon scissors.  Do you think she is trying to tell me something? 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Wood-Mount Cases

Coming May 31st!  New Wood-Mount Stamp cases!  these will be the same size as the clear mount cases only thicker to accommodate our wood-mount stamps!  Oh, the possibilities!  Take a look!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dude, You're Welcome!

We got to see this last week at Leadership!  What a great idea for the Dudes in your life!  


You asked, and we listened! We're excited to introduce our new, very manly stamping kit: the Dude, You're Welcome! kit.
Guys don't always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You're Welcome! kit, they'll have
  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)
Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.

Go to my on-line store HERE for more information and to order a kit for the Dude or Dudes in your life!