Friday, December 28, 2012

Merry Moments Speedy Scrapbook Class

Hi Stampers! Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas. We had a busy few days of Christmas and birthday celebrations. Can't believe my youngest son turned 7 years old!!! He went skiing with his dad, big brother and a friend on his birthday and had a blast. I stayed at home taking care of my girls and worked on my next class project "Merry Moments Speedy Scrapbook Class"!!! I'm so excited!!!

Merry Moments Speedy Scrapbook Class

Date: January 27, 2013 (Sunday)

Time: 1 pm - 5 pm

Place: Meg's Studio

Class Fee: $45 per person

Supplies included in the class fee: Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' Kit (1/2 pack), 12" x 12" Divided Page Protectors, accessories (Glimmer Paper, die cuts, ribbon, buttons, brads, new Soda Pop Tops from the Spring Catalog and more), and additional card stock to complete 20 pages of 12" x 12" page layouts.

Preserve your precious memories of your family. In this class you will create 20 pages of 12" x 12" page layouts featuring the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin Kit and the 12" x 12" Divided Pape Protectors (10 pages) in one Sunday afternoon. To speed up the class I will have all the card stock and designer paper precut for you. The divided page protectors make it super fun and easy to customerize your layouts in any way you wish.

The deadline to register for this class is January 2nd, 6 pm (PT) SHARP!! The featured Merry Moments Kits are only available through January 2nd and I need to order the kits that night. No late registrations will be accepted. This class kit is also available as a class to go kit from me. If you are unable to come to the class or a long distance customer, please register by January 2nd as well. I can mail your kit as soon as it's ready no later than January 28th. Please note the priority or first class postage will apply. No shipping charges for a local pick-up.

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


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Festival of Prints Apothecary Accents Card

Here is another Jill Olsen's card I received recently and I instantly LOVED it.  So I decided to share this card with my Club gals this month and they loved it too.

I absolutely love the idea of using skinny (1/2" wide) strips of various DSP designs and then die cut with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  It's a great way to use up scraps of paper too.  In my workshops we added the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz to the embossed Cherry Cobbler background piece. 

You can find the Festival of Prints DSP Stack in the Holiday Catalog.  But hurry it's only available through January 2, 2013. 

Festival of Prints DSP Stack (#126904 $6.95)
Fun holiday colors.  Versatile designs.  You can use for card fronts or mounting photos.
  • 48 sheets in each pad:   4 each of 12 double-sided designs, acid-free
  • Each sheet:   4-1/2" x 6-1/2"

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

Supply List
Stamps - Greetings of the Season
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP
Ink - VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - Cherry Cobbler Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Crop-A-Dile, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz (118770)
Big Shot - Apothecary Accents Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lovely As a Tree Thank You Card Trio

Hi Stampers!  Here are the sample cards I created for my monthly club workshops this month featuring my absolute favorite "Lovely As a Tree" Stamp Set.  Each card has a different Stampin' Around Builder Wheel design from the Holiday Catalog.

 Good Cheer Builder  (#127871, $4.50)

Snowflake Party Builder (#127870, $4.50)

Linked Lace Builder (#127872, $4.50)

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!  Stay warm.  Brrrrr!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Lovely As a Tree, Snowflake Party Builder, Good Cheer Builder, Linked Lace Builder, Just Believe, Delightful Dozen
Paper - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Tools and Accessories - Jumbo Stampin' Around Handle, Stampin' Around Builder Wheel Spindle & Spacers (119895), Stamping Sponge, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Soft Suede Marker
Big Shot - Large Scallop Edgelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits

Monday, December 17, 2012

Top Note Elf Shoe Card

Happy Brrrr Monday!  It's snowing on and off here this morning.  The view from my studio to my yard is absolutely pretty.  There is an eagle flying over between our two ponds back and forth looking for some breakfast.  I am hoping he won't get any ducks....  We only have one duck lives here and she now has some visitors.  Please leave them alone.....

Isn't this card adorable?  It was one of the projects we did in my Ink Pad Club this month.  I LOVE this Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack!  I think it's an amazing value - has 48 sheets (4-1/2" x 6-1/2") in each pad, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.  The colors are beautiful and designs are versatile.  It's my favorite item in the Holiday Catalog!!!  It's only available till January 2, 2013.

In my monthly club workshops this month, we used various Stampin' Around Wheels which I hadn't done in a long time and the girls seemed to like the challenge.  For this card in the background we used the Jolly Jingles Jumbo Wheel (#120864) which is my favorite one of all!!! 

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

Supply List
Stamps - More Merry Messages, Joly Jingles Jumbo Wheel
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP Stack, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Tools and Accessories - 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Ornament Punch, 1/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon
Big Shot - Top Note Die, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Great News!!!  Just released today!!!  Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the online store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!  And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.

Dates:  December 14, 2012 - while supplies last

  • Only demonstrator and online orders qualify for this promotion.  Feel free to order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer.
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards.  Bonus!!!
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last - so don't wait!  And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.

My Favorite Items on the Clearance Rack:

Box #2 Bigz XL Die #114518
Sale Price $13.99 (Catalog Price $34.95)

Snow Burst Embossing Folder #124096
Sale Price $3.19 (Catalog Price $7.95)

Matchbox Die #114890
Sale $17.19 (Catalog Price $42.95)

Check out these items too!!!
  • Ink Pads (Old Style) -  $2.39
  • Markers - 89 cents - 99 cents
  • DSP Paper - $2.19- $5.19
  • Punches - $5.79 - $14.39
  • And More......

Click HERE to check it out at my online store.  Don't wait too long.  As you know these items GO FAST!!!   Once they are gone, they are really GONE!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please contact me with any questions.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Floral Frames Framelits Tote

Happy Monday!!!  Here's another project we did in my Big Shot workshop this month.  Isn't it adorable?  It's so pretty and makes a great gift!!!

I die cut the Snow Festival DSP (I love this DSP collection!!!) using the largest die of the Floral Frames Framelits and cut off the bottom a little bit to make it flat.  You will need two pieces of any patterned paper for the front and back of your tote.  The base of the tote is a piece of card stock (not shown in the photo).  I cut a piece of Baja Breeze card stock to 4-1/4" x 10" and scored as follows:
  • on the 10" side - scored at 1/2", 4-1/4", 5-1/4" and 9"
  • on the 4-1/4" side - scored at 1"
You will need to cut off one corner where the 1/2" and 1" score lines meet. You also need to cut the bottom sections up to the 1" score line. 

I used the Bold Snowflake Single Stamp (#132338, available till Jan. 2) and the Mixed Medley Hostess Stamp Set to decorate the front of my tote.  The Silver Glimmer Snowflake die cut and the rosette add an extra touch. 

My red rosette was created using the Designer Rosette Bigz Die.  If you don't have the die, you can make it by scoring a strip of paper.  I scored every 1/4" of paper to make the green rosette shown above.  Using the Designer Rosette Die makes it super easy because it cuts and scores at the same time and has two pretty edge designs which eliminate punching the edge of paper if you like to have a decorative edge. 

Free Stamp Set of the Month

It's the time for the winner of my Free Stamp Set of the Month offer!!!  Thank you to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in November.  I drew one winner from all of the online and email orders and the lucky stamper is .......Allison P from Sequim, WA to receive the Wacky Wishes Stamp Set.  Congratulations to Allison!!!

It's a new month and time for a new free stamp set giveaway. This month's stamp set is Priority Mail Stamp Set from the Annual Catalog.  Please click HERE to learn more about my Free Stamp Set of the Month offer. It could be YOU next!!!

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


Friday, December 7, 2012

Owl Occasions Happy Birthday Card

Happy Friday Stampers!!!  Isn't this card adorable?  I received it from my mega upline Jill Olsen, Utah several weeks ago and just realized I hadn't shared it on my blog yet.  I just love how she added pieces of the new Champagne Glimmer Paper at the top left and bottom right corners.  Too cool!!!

I also like the idea that she used this stamp set for a birthday card.  I do have many December birthdays in my family and especially it will be perfect for my niece Rachael.  But there is a small problem - I don't have the stamp set!!!  I guess I will have to get it?!!!!

Owl Occasions Stamp Set (14 stamps)
wood #128000 $26.95/clear #128003 $18.95

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

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Floral Frames Framelits Card - Snowflake Soiree

Hi there!  I had a fun night of Big Shot class last night.  Thank you to those ladies who came to my workshop.  It was fabulous!!!

This card was one of our projects we did.  Isn't it so beautiful???  I love the color combination - Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand and Whisper White.  To be honest with you I don't use Sahara Sand so much but this card made me think that I really need to use it more often!  It's absolutely beautiful with Baja Breeze!!!

Here are the pictures of my two samples.  Can you see the difference between these?  The silver glimmer snowflake die-cut on the left is colored with Baja Breeze ink using Baja Breeze refill and a sponge dauber (you can do this with any color of your choice!).  Look at the close-up photo below.  It's so pretty!!!

The largest snowflake image is stamped on one of the Floral Frames Framelits.  This is one of the techniques I showed  in class last night.  Normally we stamp an image and then die cut but in this case we die cut the same piece TWICE and stamp later. 
Now you know what I mean, right?  First you run a piece of Whisper White card stock using the shape shown above on your Big Shot (look at the die cut on the right above).  Then you need to place the same die over your die-cut as shown above and run it through again.  The largest snowflake stamp image from the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set will nicely fit in the scallop shape. 
Here are the measurements for the card:
  • Sahara Sand - 4-1/4" x 5 1/2" (back panel), 2-1/2" x 5-1/4"
  • Whisper White - 5-3/8" x 8-1/4", scored at 4-1/8", and scrap for stamping
  • Baja Breeze - 1" x 5-3/8"
  • Silver Glimmer Paper - 1/2" x 5-3/8" and 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" for snowflake die-cut
Other Supplies for the card:
  • Stamps - Snowflake Soiree (Holiday Catalog)
  • Ink - Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Baja Breeze ink refill
  • Tools and Accessories - 3/4" Circle, Sponge Daubers, Basic Rhinestones, Baja Breeze Seam Binding
  • Big Shot - Floral Frames Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelits, Delicate Designs Embossing Folders
Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

NEW Ornament Kit

I am so excited about this new kit and I know you will too!!!  The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a big hit that we are making it available to you - just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself!!! 

We have simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results.  In addition to this kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive.  Our Anyway Glue Sticks(104045) are perfect for assembly.  Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments?  The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (wood #128048/clear #128051) gives you perfect coordination.  Fancy a little sparkle and shine?  Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!!!

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Large Perl Basic Jewels
Don't miss out on this amazing offer -while supplies last- just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments - or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.

I have an order going in tomorrow (Tuesday) and if you like your order to be added to it, please contact me as soon as possible.  Don't wait too long to take advantage of this special offer.  I have a feeling that they will be gone fast!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!!!