Monday, November 29, 2010

Last Day for Spectacular Sale!

Tomorrow is the last day for Stampin'Up!'s Spectacular Sale. Don't miss out on 30%, 40%, and even 50% on selected items. Perfect for gift giving or some holiday crafting. You can order directly from my website 24/7

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Birthday Musings....

Last Friday was my birthday and my mom and family treated me to a wonderful day. I went to pick my mom up because she was taking me to lunch at Bobo' favorite Vietnamese restaurant, and this is what was waiting for me. A wonderful gift basket filled with goodies. We were looking at the latest Martha Stewart Magazine and saw a cake plate towered with red and white Christmas candy.  I commented on how I would like to do that, and she went out and found every red and white candy she could find to fill this basket. There were a few goodies that wouldn't fit in the basket as well. But don't you think this is a fantastic basket? My mom has a talent for making great baskets.
So, after lunch.....and dinner, I went home and played with all the goodies in the basket and put this together...

What do you think? Isn't it fun? I am hoping to share it with some of my guests for the Holiday Open House in a week or so. I hope it will last that long....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crazy Ladies Nov. Craft Night

Our once a month craft group met on Monday night for some Christmas Ornament crafting fun. Paula hosted this month and her parents were visiting from out of town so I was able to meet her mom. What a nice gal...just as lovely as Paula....guess that is where she got her wonderfulness.  Jen and I were the only other two from the regular group to make it this time since it was so close to Thanksgiving Day, and we had a blast. Paula made these years ago and decided to teach us how to make them....check out how stinking cute they are.....

This cute little angel isn't supposed to be bald, but I didn't find the hair or yarn for it yet. They are made from paper bags, cut out, painted and embellished. We added wire hanger and there you are....cute handmade ornament for decorating or giving.
If you look closely you can see the adorable cookie cutter shapes used to embellish the gingerbread cookie man. So adorable!
Last but not least, this adorable snowman! Isn't he cute!!! I can hardly believe I made him. I didn't get pics of the other ones made last night, but they were all soooo cute! Thanks to Paula for hosting a fun and festive evening.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stampin'Up! Spectacular Sale!

How does saving 50% on My Digital Studio sound? What about saving 50% on Candy Cane Christmas fabric? Shop now for spectacular savings these and many others. Starting today thru the 30th you can save 30, 40, and even 50% on selected SU items. Shop now to get great savings! You wont want to miss this! And if you (and a group of friends together) spend $150 get FREE SHIPPING!

Don't forget...Join my team today and save 50% on a starter kit! That's right! $310 worth of product for $87.50!!!! Great for a hobbyist or someone looking to earn some extra $$. Check out my website for more details.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fantastic Stampin'Up! Sale Tomorrow!!!

I have just been notified that Stampin'Up! is having a fabulous ONLINE SPECTACULAR SALE starting tomorrow. My Digital Studio will be offered for 50% off! That is a fantastic deal! Imagine creating your own Christmas Cards and Digital Scrapbook Pages for the holidays. Designer Fabric will also be 50% off. There will be many other items on sale as well so visit my website on Monday to see the great deals being offered.
Remember, you can order from my site 24/7 and it will be sent directly to you. OH! DID I MENTION FREE SHIPPING on orders of $150 or more???? Yes, FREE! Get together with your friends to place an order to save even more! Not to mention the 50% of a starter kit sale that is happening now as well. Get $300 worth of product for $87.50. Now is a super time to join, even if you are only wanting to be hobby demonstrator and get the 20% demo discount to purchase your own goodies.
This is a rare event. So check out my website and place your order online, starting tomorrow, Nov. 22, 2010. Visit or contact me for more information.
Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cupcake Gift Box

We made this wonderful cupcake gift box at our last upline meeting. The cupcake is a holder for a small treat or gift. It fits perfectly in the box and the box has a window on top so you can see the cute ribbon flower on the top. Contact me for more details and information. I would love to show you how to make one of your own. Schedule a class with me!

Boxes, Bags, & Tags Class

These are some of the projects I was going to teach at my class Sat., Nov. 20, 2010.  Aren't they cute? 

This is a little box that can hold several different items, I made this one to hold my irish cream truffles. It also holds Christmas tags. I will wrap it with a ribbon and put an embellishment on top to complete it.

These box bags are ideal for all kinds of gifts. Quick and easy to make and adorable coverings for those Birthday or Christmas gifts.

Tags and bags anyone? The SU Tags til' Christmas stamp set makes oodles of tags in minutes and the box or bag are perfect holders. These make perfect gifts for the upcoming season.  If you are interested in making any of these projects please contact me and we can schedule the next class!

Great Gifts!

Look at this fabulous card set that my dear friend Cathy made me for my birthday! Isn't it awesome? The card with it's sliding message. The box filled with wonderful note, tags, cards, envelopes, pen,  and a place for stamps! OMG!! It is just wonderful. I love having crafty friends and Cathy always inspires me with the beautiful projects she produces. My daughter has asked to make on for herself already! Thanks for the wonderful gift Cathy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Stamp-A-Stack #2 Continued....

Ok, I'm back! Here are the other cards we made on friday for the #2 Stamp-a-Stack. This one is my favorite! I saw this snowman and had to use him because he is sooooo cute. The cool thing is that he fits inside a standard envelope so no special envelopes are needed! The background snowflakes are embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder and dotted with Stickle glitter glue. The snowflakes are a Big Shot die called Norther Frost that is in the SU Holiday Mini Catalog. "Snowy" is glittered up and all of it is sprayed with a shimmer mist. My kids think it looks like a baby card, but I think it has that "Vintage " look.

The Embossed Skater Card was fun to make. I saw the oval embossing technique online and my upline told me how to make it. You cut out an oval from a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card using chipboard and keep the outside frame. When you run the Poinsettia texture plate thru the big shot you place the oval frame on the outside and magically the oval remains flat! You can't see it but this card shimmers too! Love the shimmer soft...sooooo sparkly.
The Sparkly Snowflake was my final card. I needed one last card to share and so I sat down to create something and this card was born....or get the point. The snowflakes are stamped in Gold embossing ink but not embossed. You can emboss and add even more sparkle. Then I gold Stickled the centers. I used Gold Lame Smooch to do the tips of the Snowflake die on the ribbon along with stickles. This card sparkles. I just love it and so did my friends.  These projects were fun to make and you can make them too! I have one more class coming up for the cards and can offer them as a project kit for $15 (tax & shipping if mailing).  Hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you!

Simply Amazing Promotion!

WOW!!! Can you believe it?...starting today, November 15th you can join the Stampin' Up! family and MY TEAM for only $87.50. That is half price!!!!!!! You can purchase either the Standard or Digital + Starter Kit at 50 % off the regular price..... plus free shipping! (It's $310 worth of goodies)

I am building my own team and this is a great time to get a new business started, or join as a hobby demonstrator and save 20 % on all your purchases. This is an unbelievable deal and the most inexpensive kit I have ever seen advertised!

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Things to know: There's no penalty to drop and you keep the kit and everything you purchased at a discount! You'll enjoy full demonstrator privileges thru March 31, 2011. To remain active beyond March 31, 2011, $300 in product sales  a quarter is required. Check out the details on my website and check out the Start your own business tab for more info or contact me directly! 

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack #2

Friday night was my second of 3 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack classes I am hosting. It was a fun group of ladies, some ol' friends and some new. We made 10 more cards (5 designs, 2 of each) and made sure they were all sparkly! I am all about the sparkles. I am sorry that my pictures don't show the beauty of the shimmer and sparkle. I will be working on my camera and lighting skills. Here are the lovely creations that the ladies made:
Santa's Suit....I have seen other Santa cards but I wanted his shirt to open so I designed it so the belt was held down by the mitten on the right hand side. He's all sparkly with glitter and shimmer spray but it's difficult to see. His inside looks like this...
I thought about making the inside his t-shirt or long johns but didn't have time to work that out so I used the Top Note die and I think it works.
I borrowed this card from my upline and have seen it on the Stampin'Up! demonstrator website. Very simple and elegant. I used red Stickles and shimmer spray to make it sparkly.
Well, I am having a problem posting all of the pictures so I will have to try again later. If you can't wait till then you can view the rest of them on my friend Cathy's blog She has lots of other fun stuff on there that she has created.
See ya later!