Friday, December 30, 2011

Save Big! Good Bye 2011 Sale!

25% off Your Stampin' Up! Order
when you order with Meg Holland
Now through December 31st, 2011

Just a small way for me to say
"THANK YOU" for Another Great Year of Your Support of My Stampin' Up! Business!

  • this offer applies to any products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog and the Holiday Mini Catalog (including Big Shot dies, embossing folders, basics, materials, stamps, punches and more) 
  • minimum order to qualify for 25% off is $35.00 in net merchandise (before shipping and tax)
  • orders shipped only to US customers
  • email me with your order including your name, phone number, shipping address, sales tax rate and I will get back to you with your total amount and to arrange your credit card payment via email.  I will process your order for you.
  • For local customers, please call or email me with your order and I will process your order.  You can pick up your order from me or I can have it shipped to you directly from Stampin' Up!    
  • I'm unable to order items from the Clearance Rack or MDS downloads for you.  They are only available on online orders.  If your order includes either of those, you will need to order online here.  Or if you prefer to place your own order online through me, please click here to go to my online store.  I will mail you a gift certificate for 25% of your net order (before shipping and tax) to be used in January, 2012.
  • Orders By email or By phone - December 31, 2011 (8:00 pm PST)
  • Online Orders - December 31, 2011 (10:30 pm PST)

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to have me place your order for you at   

Christmas Scrapbook in a Day Class still available.  Click HERE to see the post of this class description.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy New Year to you and your family!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Another Sneak Peek! "Totally A-maze-ing"

Hi there!  Here is another card I made using some of the brand-new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog for Ayden's birthday.  Do you see the maze game on the front of this card?  I stamped the cheese image in the center of the maze.  Ayden wasn't quite sure what to do with the maze game but our oldest son Alec was so determined to get the two balls in the middle.  I think Ayden was more interested in opening his presents!!!

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Supply List
Stamps - Totally A-maze-ing (available Jan.4, 2012)
Paper - Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink - Soft Suede, More Mustard
Punches - 2 1/2" Circle, Modern Label, 3/4" Circle, 1/16" Handheld Circle
Tools and Accessories - More Mustard Scallop Dots Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Mini Silver Brads, Maze Game (available Jan. 4, 2012)
Big Shot - Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Occasions Mini Catalog Sneak Peek! - "Sweet Shop"

Finally!  I had a chance to play with the brand-new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog a few days ago.  My mom asked me to make a cute gift card holder for Ayden's birthday so this is what I made for him.  Isn't it so cute?

I love the new "Sweet Shop" Designer Series Paper and it's so perfect for him.  If you know him, I'm sure you will agree with me!  Thank you for your emails to wish Ayden a happy birthday.  He really enjoyed your sweet words! 

This gift card holder is super easy and quick to make.  I used the Word Window Punch to insert a gift card.  You know what?  It's on sale right now online (while supplies last) on the Clearance Rack.
Word Window Punch (117406 $9.59 sale)

Stampin' Up! has just added more items on the Clearance Rack.  To go directly to my online store to view the Clearance Rack items, click HERE

New Scrapbooking Class Alert!  If you missed my post of the new Christmas Scrapbook in a Day Class, click HERE  to see the detailed description of the class. 

 Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fantastic day!

Supply List (Sweet Shop Gift Card Holder)
Stamps - Delightful Dozen, Loved Ones (avail Jan. 4, 2012)
Paper - Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Sweet Shop DSP (avail Jan. 4, 2012)
Punches - Word Window, 3/4" Circle
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Markers (Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral), 3/8" Pool Party Ribbon
Big Shot - Simple Numbers Set

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Stampin' Up! Chunky Frame Decor

Look who is turning 6 today....can't believe our youngest boy Ayden is already 6 years old.  I still feel like he was just born!  Where has the time gone by???  Anyway we have some plans for his big day today and hope he will have a blast birthday! 

I made this picture frame last year using the Stampin' Up! Chunky Frame which has been discontinued; however it is available right now on the Clearance Rack for only $7.99.  This simple white frame is thick (1-1/2") and sturdy enough to stand by its own on a desk, or you can hang it on a wall.  It's very easy to embellish with Stampin' Up! Decor Elements, Decor Stencils, paint, and more.  It's a very quick and fun project to make.  It will make a great gift too. 

Chunky Frame (117599 $7.99 while supplies last)
Frame Size:  12" x 12" x 1-1/2"
Frame Window:  4" x 4" 1-1/2:
Made from smooth PDF wood

Click HERE to go directly to the Clearance Rack at my online store.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Scrapbook in a Day Class Offer!

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and loved ones.  We had a fun day filled with lots of laughs and good food with our friends on Christmas Eve and had a peaceful Christmas day at home.  We have one more "big day" coming up in a few days for our youngest son.  Can't believe he is turning six already!

Got Christmas photos????  I don't know about you but I have a box full of Christmas photos from I don't know when and more saved on my computers that I really need to scrapbook.  It gets overwhelming and I don't know where to start.  So this is what I have come up with for you (and me too) - "Christmas Scrapbook in a Day Class"! 

Christmas Scrapbook in a Day Class Description:

YES!  You will complete an entire scrapbook in a day!  The class fee includes all the supplies to make this beautiful 20 pages, 6" x 6" Holiday Scrapbook featuring the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I will show you how to decorate your album cover with a big chipboard snowflake, a shaker frame and more embellishments.  Plus I will show you how to use your leftover materials to make some 12" x 12" scrapbook pages. 

Date:  January 8th, 2012 (Sunday)

Time:  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Place:  Meg's Studio

Class Fee Options:
  • Option 1 - $40.00 per person (including 1/2 packet of Simply Scrappin Christmas Lane kit, one 6" x 6" Cherry Trim Ring Album, and other materials to complete your own scrapbook)
  • Option 2 - $50.00 per person (including a full packet of Christmas Lane kit instead of 1/2 packet, one 6" x 6" Cherry Trim Ring Album, and other materials to complete your own scrapbook)
What to Bring to Class:  Your basic tools, adhesive, and a portable paper trimmer (optional).

Important Information:
Please contact me via email or phone to sign up for this class.  Payment is required at the time of registration.  Space is very limited.  First come, first serve.  Please register by January 2nd, 2012.  The featured products (Christmas Lane Scrappin' Kit and Cherry Trim Ring Album) will not be available after January 3rd, 2012.  If you would like to purchase additional Cherry Trim Ring Albums, please let me know ahead of time so that I can have them ordered and ready for you in class. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Please contact me with any questions.  Have a wonderful week!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Jolly Bingo Bits Shaker Card

Hi there!  I'm really exited to show you this Shaker Card we made at my Card Club workshops this month.  It's so cute!  The Stampin' Up! Shaker Frames (124155) from the Holiday Mini Catalog make it super easy to make any card a shaker card! 

Here are the measurements to make this card:
  • Marina Mist card stock (card base) - cut to 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
  • Marina Mist card stock - scallop square die-cut piece, 4 pieces (Postage Stamp Punch)
  • Old Olive card stock - 4" x 4"
  • Real Red card stock - 4 pieces (1-1/4" Square Punch)
  • Whisper White card stock - scraps to stamp/punch
  • Letters to Santa DSP - 4 pieces (1-1/4" Square Punch)

How to make this card:
  1. Run a piece of Marina Mist card stock on Big Shot using the Scallop Square Duo die.  We used the smaller size.
  2. Punch a hole using the 1" Circle Punch.  To do this, punch a scrap piece of card stock and adhere onto your Square Scallop die-cut piece in the center with the Dotto Removable Adhesive, and then punch it out. 
  3. Emboss your Scallop Square with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder on Big Shot. 
  4. Adhere a piece of Window Sheet (1-3/8" Square) to the back of your Scallop Square piece with Tombow Liquid Glue.
  5. Stamp the Snowman image using the Staz On Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch it out with the 1-3/8" Square Punch.  Color in his scarf with Marina Mist and Real Red Stampin' Markers. 
  6. Carefully remove the 1-1/4" size foam circle from the Shaker Frame package and adhere onto your Snowman image.  Do not remove the protective adhesive tape on top of your foam circle yet.  Otherwise, your filler will stick to the adhesive part and will not be able to use the foam circle. 
  7. Carefully fill in the foam circle with a small amount of Mica Flakes.  Now carefully remove the protective tape and place the Scallop Square piece on top.  Your Shaker Frame is done.  Set aside.
  8. This is the hardest part to make this card!  Pick 4 of your favorite stamps from the Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set.  They are all so cute!  Stamp using the Stampin' Markers and then punch them out with the 1" Square Punch.  Layer them with Marina Mist Postage Stamp Punch-outs and Real Red square pieces. 
  9. Adhere your stamped square pieces onto your 4" x 4" Old Olive piece as shown. 
  10. Adhere your patterned paper square pieces as shown.
  11. Wrap around your ribbon and tie a bow as shown. 
  12. Stamp "Merry" on Whisper White card stock with Real Red Stampin' Marker and punch it out with the Jewelry Tag Punch.  Adhere to your Old Olive piece right under the bow using Mini Glue Dots. 
  13. Adhere your Shaker Frame to your Old Olive piece with Tombow Liquid Glue or Sticky Strip as shown. 
  14. Adhere your Old Olive piece to your card front with Dimensionals.  Your card is done!

Please note:  I'm not sure if the Shaker Frames and Mica Flakes will be carried over to the next Idea Book and Catalog at this time.  They are not listed in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  As far as I know for sure, they are available only through January 3rd, 2012. 

Stampin' Up! Shaker Frames (Holiday Mini Catalog -  #124155  $4.95/36 foam circles)

Stampin' Up! Mica Flakes (Holiday Mini Catalog - #124115 $3.50)

My Favorite "Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set"

Click HERE to go to my Online Store for Stampin' Up! supplies.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Supply List
Stamps - Jolly Bingo Bits and Pennant Parade
Paper - Marina Mist, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Letter to Santa DSP
Ink - Staz On Jet Black
Punches - 1" Square (124094), 1-1/4" Square (119865), 1-3/8" Square (119877), 1" Circle (119868), Postage Stamp (122344), Jewelry Tag (117190)
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Markers (Marina Mist, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip), 1/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon (119256), Shaker Frames (124155), Mica Flakes (124115), Window Sheets (114323)
Big Shot - Scallop Square Duo (120903), Snow Burst Embossing Folder (124096)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pennant Parade Christmas Tree Card - So Cute!

Hi everyone!  This is one of my favorite Christmas cards I made this holiday season.  Hope you can see the trees-they are dimensional and they even get flat so that you can easily put it in an envelope.

To make the dimensional tree, I stamped one of the pennant images three times on Old Olive card stock in Old Olive and then punched them out with the Pennant Builder Punch.  I folded each piece in half and glue them together in the back using the Tombow Liquid Glue.  The finished tree is then adhered to the embossed frame piece with Dimensionals.  I tied a small bow using the Stampin' Up! 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and adhered it to the tree with Mini Glue Dots. 

This is a fun Christmas card to make.  In fact, my youngest son really enjoyed making it for his kindergarten teacher.  Along with this card he gave her a 2012 Planner which I decorated with some designer series paper and personalized it with her name.  I hope she liked it.

Here is the one I made for me.  I can't live without one of these to help me organized with my own workshop schedules plus busy family activities.  I haven't converted myself to a digital one yet!  I still like this way and even write things down in pencil!!!! 

This "Love Letter" Designer Series Paper" is discontinued but is available on Clearance Rack right now.  The Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz promotion is still going but they are disappearing quickly.  Remember those items are available online while supplies last.  Please click HERE to go directly to the Clearance Rack Blitz at my online store and start shopping. 
Love Letter Designer Series Paper ($3.99 sale/a pack of 12 double-sided sheets)

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Supply List
Stamps - Pennant Parade, Petite Pairs
Paper - Red Riding Hood, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Letters to Santa DSP (122349)
Ink - Red Riding Hood, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip
Punches - Pennant Parade Builder (122361), Large Oval* (119855), Scallop Oval* (119856)
Tools and Accessories - 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Real Red (119251), 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Pretty in Pink (discontinued-sorry), Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon (124142), Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Big Shot - Designer Frames Embossing Folders (123130), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)

Please note that the Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punches in old-body (black) style are now available on Clearance Rack while supplies last.  Use the following item numbers to order:
  • Large Oval Punch - #107305 or #115156 ($9.59 sale/$15.95 reg)
  • Scallop Oval Punch - #115429 or #114889 ($9.59 sale/$16.95 reg)

Pennant Parade Stamp Set (wood 122740 $21.95/clear 122742 $16.95)
Petite Pennant Builder Punch (122361 $16.95)

Supply List - 2012 Planner
Paper - Love Letter DSP, Basic Black Textured Card Stock
Big Shot - Tasteful Trim Die (120893), Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Set (115951)
Non-Stampin' Up! - 2012 Planners

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stocking Builder Tag

Stampin' Up! has just announced that they will not carry over the Stocking Builder Punch (124095) from the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog into the next Idea Book and Catalog.  Once the current inventory of this punch has been depleted, it will no longer available for purchase.  So if you don't have the punch and it's on your wish list, I'd say this is your chance to grab one before it's too late!

I'm really sad about this news but they are looking forward to offering other great designs in its place- -not to mention a trendy, a new design planned for next holiday season. 

This is a quick and easy tag to make using the Two Tags Die and Stocking Builder Punch.  The Stocking are embellished with a piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and a Mini Jingle Bell.  Aren't they cute?

Here are some projects I have made using the Stocking Builder Punch:

Simply Sent Everyday Elegance and Stitched Stockings Stamp Set

My Favorite Mr. Reindeer Gift Card Holder

Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder

Stitched Stocking and Snow Burst Embossing Folder

Stitched Stockings Stamp Set (wood 123782 $27.95/clear 123784 $19.95)

Stocking Builder Punch (124095 $16.95)

Two Tags Die (115954 $21.95)

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fantastic day!

Supply List
Stamps - Pennant Parade
Paper - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green,
Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Punches - Stocking Builder (124095), Snowflake (119852)
Tools and Accessories - 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Mini Jingle Bells
Big Shot - Two Tags Die (115954)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Desktop Calendar Scrapbook

Hi there!  This is a kind of unique scrapbook project we did this month for our Scrapbook Club workshop.  I wanted to incorporate scrapbooking and calendar as a gift so this was what I came up with.  It's an easel calendar with a drawer underneath so that you can store things in the drawer.  The easel part becomes flat making it easier to ship. 

I was looking for a perfect picture for this project preferably a female in it because of the feminine design of this project.  My mom must have read my mind!  Oh, it's scary - she is in Japan and I'm here in US!  Anyway, I received a package from her and here it was - a photo of her and my nieces.  Aren't they cute?  They are really great kids, very smart and athletic.  They are good at anything just like their mom!  No kidding!

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Supply List
Stamps - Triple Treat Flower (122909), Elements of Style
Paper - Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP (124003 Holiday Mini)
Ink - Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red
Punches - Fancy Flower, 5-Petal Flower, 1/2" Circle, Lace Ribbon Border, 1" Square
Tools and Accessories - Soft Suede Marker, Pool Party Marker, Basic Pearls, Stamping Sponges, Antique Brads, Mini Clothespins, Sticky Strip, Tombow Liquid Glue, Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Big Shot - Scallop Square Die
Non Stampin' Up! - Calendar

Monday, December 19, 2011

Cool Wine Bottle Tags

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Here is a cool idea for your wine lovers.  I used the Stampin' Up! Two Tags Die for the base of the tag and embellished with stamp images, die-cuts and ribbon.  This is really quick and easy and you can mass produce tons of them in no time! 

To make this Cherry Cobbler tag, I punched a hole using the 1 3/8" Circle Punch at the scalloped circle end of the tag.  In order to punch at the right place, I first punched a pieced of scrap paper with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch and secured it on the tag with the Dotto Removable Adhesive (103305) and then punched it out.  I used the Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score at about 1/4" below the circle to fold at the score line.  This way the tag will rest nicely on the wine bottle. 

I ran a piece of Garden Green card stock on Big Shot using the new Stocking Accents Die (124099) and then embossed with the new Snow Burst Embossing Folder (124096).  I punched the Stampin' Up! Red Glimmer Paper with the Itty Bitty Circle Punch and adhered them with Mini Glue Dots.  The background patterned paper is the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog. 

To make this Garden Green tag, I punched out at the straight edge end of the tag with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.  I stamped the "Joy at Christmas" image in Garden Green and then in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White card stock.  I used the Scallop Circle Punch (119854) to punch out the Cherry Cobbler image and punched out the Garden Green image with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.  I took the "Joy at Christmas" circle piece and adhered it onto the Cherry Cobbler Scallop Circle piece with Dimensionals.  I finished it with my favorite Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon. 

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you like my cool wine bottle idea!  Have a wonderful week!

Supply List
Stamps - Perfect Punches
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Frostwood Lodge DSP (124002), Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Punches - 1 3/8" Circle (119860), Scallop Circle (119854), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Tools and Accessories - Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (120992)
Big Shot - Two Tags Die (115954), Snow Burst Embossing Folder (124096)

Stocking Accents Originals Die (124099) - My Holiday Favorite!

Two Tags Die (115954) - Must Have Die!