Wednesday, October 31, 2012

MDS Free Downloads

Happy Halloween everyone!  I'm glad Halloween is FINALLY here.  I have been working on my Christmas projects for this weekend's Holiday Workshop at Elks for the last few weeks and honestly in my mind Halloween has come and gone!!!!  I just hope that it will not rain tonight when we go out with the kids.......

Thank you for all my customers who took advantage of the Spooktacular Sale on Monday.  My open house was a a lot of FUN too!!!  Thank you for taking the time to come to my event!!!

MDS Free Downloads & 50% OFF ALL Digital Kits
Don't forget to take advantage of these three free downloads and 50% off ALL digital kits available till November 5, 2012. 

 Enjoying Everything Kit (132557)
Download includes:
* 4 piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 4 Designer Series Papers
* 4 embellishments

A Split Second Designer Template Pages (132562)
Download includes:
* 2-page designer template (12" x 12")
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 2 Designer Series Papers
* 4 embellishments
* 3-piece SVG splatters
Days in December Kit (132558)
Download includes:
* 33-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 29 embellishments
* 1-page designer template (11" x 8-1/2")

To get your free downloads, click HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a great Halloween!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stampin' Up! Spooktacular Sale is HERE!!!

HAPPY October 29th, 2012!!!  It's a BIG DAY for Stampin' Up!  It's the day for Stampin' Up!'s FIRST EVER One Day Stamp SALE!!!  Almost ALL stamp sets we carry will be 15% OFF.  To find out more about the sale, please click HERE

Meg's Spooktacular Open House & FREE Project Offer

Here are the projects we will be making at my Spooktacular Open House today from 2 pm to 8 pm.  I LOVE Mr. Turkey!!!  Isn't he adorable?  And I LOVE these simple but elegant Christmas cards.  They are slightly different just because I couldn't make up my mind which way I liked better. 

FREE Project Offer

Place an Online order of $25 or more today with me and I will send my Open House projects to you for FREE!!!
  • Online Orders ending at 11:50 pm (MT)
Please note your projects will be stamped and die cut but not assembled.  You will need some adhesive and Chocolate Chip or any brown ink (sponging the Woodgrain embossed texture) to finish your cards.

Here is the supply list that I used to make these cards:

Greetings of the Season Card
Stamps - Greetings of the Season, Watercolor Winter
Paper - Crumb Cake card stock
Ink - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Tools and Accessories - Always Artichoke and Early Espresso Markers, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Stamping Sponge
Big Shot - Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Mr. Owl Card
Stamps - Wonderfall, Seasonal Saying
Paper - Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, More Mustard
Tools and Accessories - Owl Builder Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Googly Eyes, Naturals Designer Buttons, Lucky Limeade Ribbon, Early Espresso/Whisper White Baker's Twine
Big Shot - Autumn Accents Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Don't forget now till November 5, 2012, FREE downloads and 50% off all MDS digital kits to celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Spooktacular Sale & Open House

I've just learned that on Monday October 29 (One Day Only) Stampin' Up! is hosting its first "Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular" sale and I am saying...."It's a PARTY TIME!!!"

Meg's Spooktacular Sale Open House

  • Date & Time - October 29th (Monday), 2 pm - 8 pm
  • Place - Meg's Studio
  • Make and Takes, Door Prizes, Refreshments and FUN!!!
  • Please RSVP so that I can prepare a kit for you in advance.
  • Phone & Email Orders - Please get your order in to me by 8 pm. 
  • Online Orders - Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 pm (MT). 

Please feel free to invite your friends and family to my Open House.  It's such a short notice and I don't have time to send invitations in time for my event.  Hope you can make it!!!

Here are the details on the Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular Sale:

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT)
  • Almost every stamp will be 15 percent off (single stamps are included in this ...and there are some brand-new, never seen before stamps included too!!!)
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

More Stamps Gone Single!
Stampin' Up! has just added ten more individual images - including three images that you have never seen before!!!  To view the stamp images, please click on the following flyers:

More Good News starting on October 29th.....

Stampin' Up!'s weeklong celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day begins on Monday, October 29!  There will be FREE downloads, 50% off ALL digital kits and mega blogging on all week!  You can get your FREE downloads from my Online Store

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wonderfall Scrapbook Pages

Hi there!  I did it again!!!  I forgot to post this month's Scrapbook Club project earlier on my blog.  So here you have it!  It is actually a 2-page layout continued from my September Scrapbook Club project.  Click HERE to see it.  If you haven't been following my blog, we are using the Stampin' Up! 12" x 12" Divided Page Protectors (127690) in my Scrapbook Club.  So this page will be placed on the RIGHT in a regular 12" x 12" protector which is included in the Divided Page Protector Pack (127690). 

Here is the photo of the LEFT side.  I'm sorry if I confused you with this layout but I designed it this way so that I have a single 12" x 12" page for my next month's project.  Can you guess?  It will be "Christmas"!!! 

Here is the entire layout.  Hope you will like it!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!


Supply List
Stamps - Wonderfall, Fabulous Phrases, Creative Elements, Alhambra Jumbo Wheel
Paper - Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Comfort Cafe, First Edition DSP
Ink - Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie
Tools and Accessories - Early Espresso and Soft Suede Markers, Scallop Border Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Baker's Twine (Early Espresso/White, Pool Party/White), Naturals Designer Buttons, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, White Gel Pen, Paper-Piercing Tool and Mat, Essential Paper-Piercing Pack
Big Shot - Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Set, Chevron Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Only 12 Tickets Left.....

I can't believe our Holiday Workshop at the Elks in Sequim is just around the corner!!!  I've just learned from Doodlebugs that we only have 12 tickets left for the event.  If you haven't got your ticket yet, don't wait any longer!!! 


Additional Information:
  • We recommend arriving at 9 am to ensure you have adequate time to complete all projects. 
  • There will be 2 separate sessions (morning and afternoon).
  • No food permitted at the Elks Lodge.  No snack or lunch provided.  Lunch will be scheduled for everyone from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
  • Space limited - no general seating.  Please bring only basic tool kit with you.
  • Selected demo sets available at discount after workshop.  (Cash only)
  • Basic Tool Kit - tweezers, scissors, bone folder and other tools you are used to using.
  • Adhesive - dot-tape adhesive, glue dots, foam adhesives, Sticky Strip/Scor-Tape (1/4" and 1/8"), liquid glue, etc.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please contact me with any questions about the event.  Have a good day!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scentsational Season Party Favor

This stamp set has to be my favorite item in the Holiday Catalog this holiday season.  We made this cute party favor at my first "Express Workshop" but I think we were having so much fun and didn't want to end in one hour!!!

You can place a fun-size candy bar inside.  Isn't it adorable????

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Scentsational Season
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink - Early Espresso
Tools and Accessories - Gumball Green Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
Big Shot - Holiday Collection Framelits Dies, Two Tag Die

Saturday, October 20, 2012

HURRY!!! SU Clearance Rack Restocked!!!

HURRY!!!  Stampin' Up! just added over 70 discontinued items to the Clearance Rack.  You can find discontinued products at amazing prices and I would say that's a perfect timing for holiday gifts!!!  But remember these products on the Clearance Rack are ONLY available while supplies last and they sell out quickly very often.  Don't miss out!!!  Click HERE to go to My Clearance Rack Store.

Here are MY Hot Picks from the Clearance Rack:

Finial Press Embossing Folder
#115963  sale $3.19 (catalog price  $7.95)

Daisies Flower Bigz Die
#114520 sale $7.99(catalog price $19.95)

Timeless Type Alphabet/Number Sizzlits Die Set
#115951  sale $29.99 (catalog price  $74.95)

Simple Numbers Bigz Die Set
#115968 sale $17.99 (catalog price  $44.95)

Here it is!!!   "Often Asked" 6" x 13" Magnet Sheets
GREAT to store Framelits in a Stampin' Up! stamp storage case
#119816 sale $3.99 (catalog price $9.95)

 Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mason Jar Tags and More Class

I'm so excited to announce my Mason Jar Tags and More Class today.  I've had many requests since the Tacoma Regional event.  Here's the information about the class:

     Date:  Sunday, October 21st

     Time:  9:30 am to 12:30 pm

     Place:  Meg's Studio

     Class   Projects:  6 Gift Tags, 2 Wine Bottle Tags, 3 Gift Card Holders and a Mason Jar

Class Fee Options:
  1. $20.00 per person (Class Only)
  2. $30.00 per person (Class with Greetings of the Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set)
  3. $33.00 per person (Class with Scentsational Clear-Mount Stamp Set)
  4. $33.00 per person (Class with Mitten Punch)
  5. $34.00 per person (Class with Joyous Celebrations Clear-Mount Stamp Set)
  6. $36.00 per person (Class with Make a Mitten Clear-Mount Stamp Set)
  7. $50.00 per person (Class with Scentsational Season Clear-Mount Bundle Set)

It's a short notice but I may offer another class later if I receive more requests so please contact me if you are interested in attending.  Space is limited.  First come, first serve.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a good rest of the day!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Faux Frame Card - Field Flowers

Hi there!  Today's project is one of the cards we are creating at my Card Club this month.  I found this "Faux Frame" technique in the Stampin' Success Magazine I receive as one of the demonstrator benefits from Stampin' Up! and gave it a try.

I love receiving the Stampin' Success Magazines from Stampin' Up!  It's always packed with new techniques, tips and ideas that I get inspired by and I share those inspirations in my monthly Scrapbooking and Card Clubs.  If you are looking for more techniques/ideas and wish to be part of my monthly clubs, please contact me for more details.  I am in the process of offering another Card Club in the daytime.  I do have a few spots available in my Tuesday Night Card Club (the third Tuesday of the month) and Scrapbooking Club (the first Monday night of the month) at this time. 

Here is a close-up photo for you.  Isn't it beautiful?  This card makes me HAPPY!!!  I added some Dazzling Diamonds in the center of the flower.  I hope you can see the sparkles. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fantastic day!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Field Flowers
Paper - Naturals White
Ink - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Tools and Accessories - Decorative Label Punch, 1/8" Baja Breeze Taffeta Ribbon, Stamping Sponge, 2 Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds
Big Shot - Labels Collection Framelits, Argyle Embossing Folder

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mitten Punch Tulip Card

Happy Monday!!!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Here is another project we did in my Ink Pad Club this month.  Isn't it cute? 

These tulips and leaves are created using the Mitten Punch from the Holiday Catalog.  I heat-embossed the tulips with the Clear Emboss Powder to give a little more shinning effect.  I really like the result!!!  Do you know you can also create butterfly wings and scoops of ice cream, plus the punched thumb for a leaf with this Mitten Punch???  What a great idea!!!! 

Here is the update on my workshop schedule for this week.  Please let me know if you are interested in attending any of the workshop.  Space is limited.

  • Tuesday, Oct 16th, 6:30 pm - Tuesday Night Card Club
  • Wednesday, Oct 17th, 10 am - Wednesday Card Club (FULL)
  • Friday, Oct 19th, 6 pm - Lynn's Express Workshop
  • Sunday, Oct. 21st, 9:30 am - Mason Jar Gift Tags and More Class
Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope you will have a wonderful week!!! 

Supply List
Stamps - Make a Mitten, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper - Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP
Ink - VersaMark, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
Tools and Accessories - Mitten Punch, Markers (Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals), Primrose Petals Satin Ribbon, Round Ribbon Slides, Clear Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Emboss Buddy
Big Shot - Adorning Accents Folders, Bitty Banners Framelits

Friday, October 12, 2012

Stampin' Up! Tacoma Regional Sharing - Part 3

Happy Friday!!!  Here is a pretty gift box I created for my presentation at Tacoma Regional.  As I write this post, I am trying to remember how I made this box....since I don't have it any more!!!  I think Stampin' Up! took it back to the corporate office. 

So the base of this box is two die-cut pieces of the Petal Cone Bigz L Die.  You will need to cut off the point part in order to assemble into a box like this.  I stamped the snowflake images randomly on the card stock in the Illuminate Glimmer ink before putting it together.

I die cut some flowers with the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die using the Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I then took the card stock flowers and embossed with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  I applied the Illuminate Glimmer Ink to the embossed flowers to add a luminescent shimmer to pop up the embossed images.  I also embellished with the Scalloped Tulle Ribbon.  Aren't they beautiful??? 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stampin' Up! Tacoma Regional Sharing - Part 2

Here is a step-up card of my yesterday's card.  For this card I focused on other ways to use the Illuminate Glimmer Ink instead of taking a stamp to the pad and then stamp on a piece of card stock. 

The Illuminate Glimmer Ink is a pigment ink so I heat-embossed the sentiment below the tree with the Cherry Cobbler Emboss Powder and it really popped out!!! 

The background embossed piece has a shimmery effect from the ink.  I took the Illuminate Glimmer Ink Pad and tapped gently all over the embossed piece.  You can also do this by using a stamping sponge or sponge dauber. 

Here is another way to apply the Illuminate ink to an embossed piece for a different look.  Instead of applying the ink to your embossed paper, try this technique.  Open your embossing folder and then apply the ink to one side of the embossing folder.  Place a piece of paper inside and run it through your Big Shot.  You will experience different results by the amount of the ink you apply to the embossing folder and also the side of embossing folder you apply the ink to. 

Did I tell you this card is an easel card?  I LOVE it when you can change an ordinary card to more unique one by simply folding one section of card front and adhering a piece of card stock to it!!! 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a good day!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Evergreen and More Merry Messages
Paper - Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Illuminate Glimmer, Gumball Green
Tools and Accessories - Cherry Cobbler Marker, Cherry Cobbler Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Jewelry Tag Punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Pierce Mat, Vintage Trinkets, Round Ribbon Slides, Midnight Muse Ribbon
Big Shot - Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Stampin' Up! Tacoma Regional Sharing - Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I received a phone call from Carrie Cudney from Stampin' Up! Corporate Office and was asked to be one of the demonstrator presenters at Tacoma Regional which was held on September 29th.  At first, I didn't realize who I was actually talking to on the phone and thought I was talking to someone from the SU Demonstrator Support.  For some reason I thought there was a problem with my registration for the event.  But then all the sudden her name clicked my brain!!!  I could not believe I was talking to CARRIE CUDNEY who I admire so much for her amazing creativity and everything she does!!! 

So the next four days I created several projects using the new Illuminate Glimmer Ink.  If you don't know where to find this new ink pad, you can find it on page 23 of the Holiday Catalog.  This card was the first project I shared on stage.  It's really simple and easy to make AND it's so BEAUTIFUL!!! 

Here are some features that I've found using the Illuminate Glimmer Ink Pad:
  • similar to VersaMark ink pad
  • add a luminescent shimmer to stamped images
  • watermark ink for tone-on-tone shimmer stamping
  • pigment ink - great for heat embossing
  • works best when stamped on a darker card stock

Now take a look at this card.  Can you see the difference between the first and this card?  It's two step stamping.  First I stamped the solid tree image on Midnight Muse card stock and then stamped the outlined tree image over the solid tree image to give a little more deeper impression of the tree.

Here's the side by side photo.  I think these cards are easy enough to mass produce.  Don't you???

I am happy to say now that I'm glad I did it and felt very honored to be part of the event even though I think I was more nervous than the class presentations at Convention this summer.  Just because I was by myself on stage in front of more than 700 people for 10 minutes and didn't have my demo friends Jill and Cynthia next to me......!!! 

Thank You, Carrie!!!

Always Amazing Shelli Gardner, Cofounder and CEO

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will post more projects from my Regional presentation so come back again!  Have a wonderful day!!!

Don't forget....there are some spots still available at my tomorrow's workshop.   We will be using the Illuminate Glimmer Ink Pad on one of the projects. 

Supply List
Stamps - Evergreen and More Merry Messages
Paper - Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Illuminate Glimmer, Midnight Muse
Tools and Accessories - Merry Minis Punch Pack, Modern Label, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Big Shot - Apothecary Accents Framelits, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder