Friday, August 29, 2014

Bright & Beautiful Christmas Card

Happy Friday!!!  Here is one of the cards we made at my my Card Club workshops this month.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I CASED it from the Holiday Catalog (see page 25) and changed a little bit.

I decided to stamp this greeting inside of my card instead of my cover.  One of the nice features about this new Holiday Catalog is that many of the new stamp sets include a greeting stamp that you can stamp inside of your card in the set.  Love the idea!!!

Look at these beautiful stars!!!  I stamped the largest and smallest stars on a piece of Gold Foil Paper in VersaMark and then heat embossed with White Emboss Powder.  The medium size star was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla and then heat-embossed with Gold Emboss Powder.  I love the Stars Framelits Dies!!!  Did you know the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set and the coordinating Stars Framelits Dies are part of the Big Shot Bundle PromotionDon't wait too long to get them while they are at an amazing 15% off - it ends on August 31st. 

Click HERE to learn more about the Big Shot Bundle Promotion and my Big Shot Hostess Code Special!!!  

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW Holiday Catalog is LIVE! & Hostess Promotion

Happy August 28th!  If you are a Stampin' Up! fan, your wait is finally over!  Starting today, you can order from the new Holiday Catalog!!!  And there is a new Hostess Promotion starting today!

HOSTESS PROMOTION - Free Exclusive Stamp Set

Dates:  August 28th - October 31, 2014

Now until October 31, host a party and you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches of $300 (before shipping and tax) - that's in addition to the other exciting benefits.  This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more!

Check your calendar and contact me to schedule your party to jump start your holiday season!!!  Bring your friends to my stamping studio or I can travel to your location.  It will be a lot of FUN!!! 

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW Weekly Deals!

Happy Tuesday!!!  Here are the newest Weekly Deals for you!

Weekly Deals
August 26 - September 1, 2014
while supplies last!
 Click HERE to visit my Online Store to check them out!!!

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

Monday, August 25, 2014

Short & Sweet Promotion - 4 Days Left!!!

Happy Monday!  Here's an exciting news from Stampin' Up!  The Short & Sweet promotion is HERE!

It IS short:  It only lasts from August 21 - 28, 2014.

And it IS sweet:  Sign up as a new demonstrator and receive $150 of your choice of Stampin' Up! products for the $99 Starter Kit price!  Plus, you don't have to pay for shipping either!  

The $99 Starter Kit allows you to choose your favorite products.  And GUESS WHAT??  You can choose products from the new Holiday Catalog in your kit!!!  SWEET!!!  So if you are drooling over the new Holiday Catalog and can't wait to get your hands on, this is your chance!!!  Don't wait too long, it ends on August 28th. 

Something to think about:
  • Join now and you will have until the end of December to meet your first minimum requirement, and within the timeframe you will have opportunity to preorder from the upcoming Occasions Catalog!
  • Stampin' Up! welcomes all types of demonstrators - business, hobby, seasonal and etc...  
  • No pressure at all.  Give Stampin' Up! a try.  There really isn't anything to lose.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!  Have a great day!!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Christmas Advent Calendar and Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Happy Friday!!!  Have you noticed that I have been absent quite often lately here on my blog?  Here is one of the reasons that prevents me from blogging regularly..... besides having my boys at home during their summer break. 

A few months ago I was requested to have my Christmas Advent Calendar class once again.  I believed it has been 2 years since I had it for the first time.  I was so thrilled to have over 20 ladies immediately signed up for it.  Some of them even ordered an extra kit for their loved ones as a Christmas gift.  

It takes a tremendous amount of preparation involved for me to offer this class as a 3-hour class.  Otherwise, the ladies would have to come with a sleeping bag:)  So the preparation actually started in June with my lovely husband.  Have I ever told you my Stampin' Up! business involves my family including our dogs?  According to him, our dogs are used to getting "late" dinners......  I hate to admit it but it's so true! 

Here's Larry in his assembling line of the wooden frames in the garage.  It even has 2 tiered lines!  He does an amazing work too!!!

My prep work started about a month ago as soon as I was able to purchase some of the brand new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  I had to re-design some of the embellishments due to the retired products.  I am really happy with the results.  Check out the following products I used from the new Holiday Catalog:

  • All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments (page 22)
  • Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies (snow word die, page 22)
  • Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack (page 7)
  • Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies (joy word die, page 22)
  • Frosted Sequins (page 22)
  • Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies (bow die, page 9)
  • Frosted Sequins (page 22)

Mark Your Calendars!!!
I'm also working on the following events.  Please contact me if you are interested in joining us.

  • August 27th (6:30 pm) - Big Shot Workshop
  • September 7th (10 am - 5 pm) - Holiday Catalog Open House
  • September 8th (10 am) - Monday Card Club
  • September 8th (6:30 pm) - Scrapbook Club
  • September 10th (6:30 pm) - Wednesday Night Card Club
Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW Weekly Deals

Happy Tuesday!  Here are the newest Weekly Deals for you!  I'm excited to see two of the products (Elegant Butterfly Punch and Honeycomb Embossing Folder) we are using at my Card Club workshops this month are part of the deals! 

Weekly Deals
August 19 - 25, 2014
while supplies last!

Look at this elegant edge that I die cut a piece of card stock with one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies.   So pretty!!!

Click HERE to see them on my Online Store.  

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Introducing Kit to Go Punch Card Club

Hi Stampers!  I'm excited to announce my new "Kit to Go Punch Card Club".  I've been working on this for awhile and it's finally ready!!! 

My Kit to Go Punch Card Club is a project kit created by me and includes the following:
  • Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  • Project Kit for you to make at home (including all of the pre-cut/textured supplies to make 3 cards)
  • Sample Cards for each card (completely assembled so that you can look at my sample card while working on yours just like attending a real workshop!!!  Plus you get to use them if you wish!!!  This means you will end up having 6 beautiful handmade cards!!!
  • Supply List and Step-by-Step Instructions in a pdf format via email
Punch Card 
Each time you purchase my Kit to Go project, I will stamp your punch card.  No record keeping needed for you - I will keep track of your purchasesFill your punch card with 6 kit purchases and receive one of the hostess stamp sets (of your choice!) from the current catalog. 

Kit to Go Punch Card Club - Tag Talk Stamp Set

My first Kit to Go Punch Card Club is featuring the Tag Talk Stamp Set and include the following projects:

Make a grand statement with the tags from the Tag Talk clear mount set for your upcoming birthday, just because, or wedding or baby shower. They even coordinate with the Bracket Label, 
1" Circle, and 1" Square punches. 

Sunburst Card
This sunburst card was actually my Convention swap this year and also one of the Card Club projects last month.  It's really a great card to learn the sunburst technique.  

Wedding Card

Gift Card Holder
Tag Talk Kit to Go Purchase Options:
  • Local Pick-Up - $26
  • Priority Shipping - $32
    Optional Add-On (add Label Bracket Punch)
  • Local Pick-Up - $44
  • Priority Shipping - $50
How to Order: 
It's EASY!  You can simply select one of the options from the menu.  Once your payment is received,  I will order your stamp set (and your optional punch) for your kit.  As soon as your stamp set arrives, I will ship your kit by USPS Priority Mail.  If you already own this stamp set or punch, you are welcome to substitute another item of like price that fits in a Priority envelope.

Tag Talk Kit to Go Punch Card Club

Or if you prefer to contact me by email (, I will send you a PayPal invoice. 

  • No Monthly Commitment
  • Receive 6 beautiful handmade cards (3samples and 3 kits to make).
  • Earn a free Hostess Stamp Set of your choice after 6 kit purchases. 
  • Supply List and Instructions included for future reference 
  • All of the supplies are pre-cut/scored.  I even texture your paper on Big Shot for you just in case you don't own a Big Shot machine. 
  • Creative design ideas so that you can recreate in the future.  

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NEW Weekly Deals & Yee-haw Photopolymer Stamp Set

Here are the newest Weekly Deals for you!

Weekly Deals
August 12 - 18, 2014
while supplies last!

Click HERE to visit my Online Store to check them out!!!

NEW Yee-haw Photopolymer Stamp Set

Just Released!  This is so stinkin' CUTE!!!  Definitely a must-have stamp set for any Western fans.  I can think of several people who will love it.....

Yee-haw Photopolymer Stamp Set
#138107  $25.95  (25 stamps)

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

Friday, August 8, 2014

Paper Pumpkin In the Bag Kit

Happy Friday!  It's a party time at my studio tonight!!  So excited!!  Here is one of the make and takes we will be making.  Isn't it so cute???  I had so much fun embellishing with the Stars Decorative Masks and some star punch-outs (not included in the kit).  This kit is from February, 2014 but is still available for purchase while supplies last.  So join now and enjoy the first 2 months at 50% off regular subscription.  And then you get to order this full kit or refill kit before they are gone!!!  Make sure to join by August 10th in order for you to receive the August kit. 

In the Bag Kit (February 2014)
  • Full Kit ($16.95 plus shipping)
  • Refill Kit ($7.95 plus shipping - stamps and ink not included)

Paper Pumpkin Night Out
August 8th, 2014
6:30 pm - 9 pm
Meg's Studio

If you are in the area of Sequim/Port Angeles/Port Townsend and would like to join us, please contact me to RSVP so that I can make sure I have a make & take kit prepared for you in advance. 

 If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up -- get 50% off your first two months!!  While I was at Convention last week, I had a chance to sneak peek on upcoming kits.  I have to tell you they are really cute!!  I can't wait to get mine:)

Offer Dates:  July 16, 2014 - September 10, 2014

Offer Details:  Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, to get 50% off the first two months!  After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 plus tax per month (shipping included). 

You can click HERE to visit my Paper Pumpkin Web Site.  Make sure to enter the code HALFOFF2 to get 50% off the first two months!!!

What is Paper Pumpkin?
It's a monthly subscription kit by Stampin' Up!  Each month a fully designed project kit with exclusive stamps, ink, and paper will be delivered to your door.  Everything is cut and ready, leaving just one thing to do -HAVE FUN!!!

Don't forget the Big Shot Bundle Promotion by Stampin' Up! and also my exclusive Big Shot Bundle Hostess Code Promotion!!!  Please click HERE to learn more about the promotions.  

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hey There Buds Blendabilities Card

Here is one of the projects we made at my Big Shot class last week.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I just love everything about this card:)  The colors are gorgeous - I wish you could see it in person!!!

I'm excited to share this cool technique we used to color the "bold" stamp image with the Stampin' Blendabilities Markers!  Just follow these simple steps:

1.  Stamp image in Blushing Bride ink.

2.  Using a Project Life Journal Marker, outline your stamped image as shown. 

3.  Color in with some Stampin' Blendabilities markers of your choice!  I used the following colors:
Cherry Cobbler  (light)
Pumpkin Pie (medium)
Old Olive  (medium)
Daffodil Delight (medium)

4.  Using a Sponge Dauber, gently color the background in Pool Party ink. 
When designing this card, I had a few products in my mind that I wanted to use on my card front - a piece of black patterned paper and an embossing folder.  After I made a few cards, I just wasn't happy with them....  Sounds familiar??? So this is how I came up with this design:

Card Base - cut to 5 1/2" x 8" and score at 3 3/4" (card front)

Black Patterned Paper (Flashback DSP) - Adhere to the right edge of card inside (1" x 5 1/2")

Card Front
  1)  Emboss with the new Zig Zag Embossing Folder (133738)
  2)  Die cut a piece of Pool Party card stock with one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010) and adhere to back of the card.

Supply List
Stamp - Hey There Buds
Paper - Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White, Flashback DSP
Ink - Pool Party, Memento Black
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Blendabilities, Project Life Journal Pen, Sponge Dauber, Linen Thread, Buttons, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
Big Shot - Finishing Touches Edgelits, Zig Zag Embossing Folder

Paper Measurements
Pool Party (card base) - 5 1/2" x 8", 1" x 5 1/2" (die-cut)
Whisper White - 2 3/4" x 3 1/2" and scrap for sentiment
Basic Black - 2 7/8" x 3 5/8" and scrap for punch out
Black DSP - 1" x 5 1/2"

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you will give it a try to make this card.  Please contact me with any questions!!!  Have a wonderful day!!!