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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fun Christmas Gifts

Everyone loves handmade Christmas gifts. Here are two inspired by projects I found on Pinterest (my new favorite iPhone app!)

The cute flame less candle snowman was a CASE of Barb Mullikin's design, but I had to use the ornament punch trimmed to shape.

The Santa Pants treat holders were by a gal named Lynda, but I simplified and used my die cut machine for the box. Too cute!

Some other fun goodies we made for my daughter's Jingle Bell Run Team.

The eyes and bags are from the current Holiday Mini.

God Bless and Happy Stampin'

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy You!

I had started some cards prior to convention and decided to get them finished up so I had some Thank You and general occasion cards. I used the hostess set, Happy You (item #122800 for wood or 122802 for clear). I made a bunch of 4x4 cards. I used Tangerine Tango and Floral District DSP. The ribbon is left from Sale-A-Bration 2012. I always earn so much product during Sale-A-Bration.

Additionally, I had these fun oversized paperclips that I had found at Walmart so I made up some fun book marks.

These are pretty easy to make, just sandwich the paperclips between the large circles. Fun and super easy. These would make great teacher gifts or first day of school treats for your kids.

God Bless and Happy Stampin'

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Location:Bothell, WA

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cookie Envelope or Christmas Tree Ornament?

As we continue with temperatures above 80F, I'm beating the heat by thinking about Christmas. :)

The new holiday mini includes a great Designer Kit called Season of Sweets which is designed for giving yummy cookies. But, look at it a different way and you have a cute and simple Christmas ornament.

In just a short time, using mostly materials from the Designer Kit. Supplement with additional ribbon, card stock, and stamps- and possibilities are endless!

First is one of my little boy, Liam.

I used some punches and the Googlies from 27 to create a reindeer. Then I added a sentiment, the rest is from the kit. I sealed the back with snail, but you could use 3 way glue for a seal and include the cookie since the kit includes food safe cellophane bags.

My second ornament is one with the whole family. I kept both ornaments simple so you can see how easy and fun this kit is for kids.

On the back of this one, I used the Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags to add our names.

For my teacher friends, this would make a fun holiday gift for kids to make at school while spending very little money. You can make 24 ornaments by buying two designer kits (item #126912), one package of tags (item #128152), and one package of Googlies (item #127539)- total cost of $24.35 before taxes and shipping. You can add your choice of ribbon or bakers twine for a hanger for approximately $5-10, depending on what you select.

God bless and happy Stampin',

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dive Into Digital Designing

August is a great month for digital designing.  Stampin' Up! just released their latest offer in digital software- My Digital Studio 2.  It features great new upgrades to the original version- my favorite is the one that allows you to color in your stamps change the color of just portions.  It makes digital stamping more like the "real thing."  For the month of August, you can try My Digital Studio 2 for FREE, visit My Promotions page for more details.

Also in the month of August, Stampin' Up! is offering 31 digital items at a discount!

Beat the heat and dive into digital designing!

God Bless and Happy Stampin'

Monday, August 6, 2012

Featured Stamp of the Month- August

I'm adding a new feature for all customers and it debuts this month. It is the Stamp Set of the Month Feature. Each month, I will feature projects made using a particular stamp set. If you purchase the stamp set of the month, you will receive a kit with the supplies (cardstock, ribbon, and accessories) and instructions to complete the features projects. The stamp set of the month feature will be posted at the beginning of the month. Throughout the month, additional ideas using the featured stamp set will be shown for more ideas and inspiration.
Now you know how it works, let's see what August has in store. The August stamp set of the month is Moving Forward. This set is on page 209, priced at $19.95 for wood mount (item #126320) and $14.95 for clear mount (item #126322).   I picked this set because it is the Ronald McDonald House Charity set. For each set that is purchased, Stampin' Up! donates $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities.  I'm a big fan of these sets and I really liked the cute frog in this one- of course!  Plus, Stampin' Up! gave all demonstrators attending convention this set for free, asking us to pay it forward by featuring these stamps in classes and projects.  What better way to do that than, start off my new feature with Moving Forward. 
The project kit you will receive will allow you to make one card (includes envelope) and one book mark.  The card is a CASE of one by Andi Potler and the book mark is a CASE of the one on page 209 of the catalog.

Again, you will receive the cardstock, accessories, and ribbon necessary to complete these projects.  I will cut everything to size.  Unless you request otherwise, I'll make sure the big shot and punch steps are also complete.  You'll need to provide ink and adhesive.  If you don't have the same inks, you can also bring your kit to one of my workshops to complete your projects.

God Bless and Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Retired Stamp Sets For Sale

I'm parting with some well loved stamp sets so I can make room for more! I have three lots up for sell but will sell individually as priced. I will ship if you pay via PayPal and take care of the shipping costs (flat rate shipping via USPS). All sets are used with some typical amount of staining. This does not impact the stamped image. Rubber is firmly attached on all stamps. All are wood mount.

First lot is the big one, lots of variety for your collection. You can buy this lot in its entirety for $80. Lot includes:
Birthday Whimsy, Sale-a-Bration $8
Northern Hearts, Hostess $8
Birthday Wish $2
In a Word $3
Merci, sale-a-Bration $5
Big Blossom, Sale-a-Bration $5
Party Hearty, $10
Fundamental Phrases, $10
The More The Merrier, Hostess $10
Animal Stories,$5
Three for You, $5
Paisley Prints, $5
Beyond Basics, $5
Of the Earth, $5
From the Garden, $5
Assorted Stamps, 1995-1997, 10 stamps $7

The second lot is all hostess or Sale-a-Bration sets so they are harder to come by. Each of these are from when hostess and Sale-a-Bration sets had purple rubber. L $25 for entire lot or individually as listed below. Lot includes:
Live Like You Mean It,$5
Friendship Blooms, $5
Measure of Life, $5
Yummy, $5
Polka Dot Punches, $5
Best Yet, $5

The last lot is also full of assorted stamps and includes some hostess sets as well, $30 for entire lot. Will sell individually as listed below. I'm including some old sanding blocks with this set. Lot includes:
Holy Triptych, $10
Good Neighbors, $5
Country Morning, $5
Flowers in Silhouette $2
Love Bug, $5
Fine Frames,$3
You're Neat, $3
Sanding Blocks, $0.50

If you are interested in these sets please email me.

God bless and happy Stampin!

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Location:Bothell, WA

Friday, July 20, 2012

Convention 2012

Time to share photos from the campus tour! If you ever come to Convention, you do not want to miss the campus tour. As we pulled in, we followed a UPS truck coming to pick up packages:

The main campus includes a beautiful waterfall. I would love to eat lunch here.

The first part of the tour is the legacy room, which is so beautiful. I love all the inspiration and ideas:

The distribution area (where simple boxes become gifts of joy!)

Demo support also had lots of cards on display:

This one is actually one of our make and takes:

I'll have more photos of the tour when I download them from my regular camera.

God bless and happy Stampin'!

Convention SWAPS

As promised, I'm sharing my SWAPs. I have two designs this year. The first is made up of leftover pieces:

The banner and Certainly Celery pieces are both leftover from other projects. If you've ever been to one of my parties, you know I keep a basket of these pieces. :)

My second card was inspired by something I saw on pinterest:

The girls did a HUGE part of the work for this card. Tim even helped. Isabel and Phoebe both worked on the paper weaving. Tessa and Tim helped adhere the boots.

Yesterday I had two great classes plus make and takes. I already mentioned one by Bonnie Thurber, and the second was by Emily Montoya called I am reaching out. She was a great presenter and is expecting a baby girl in October. If she hits Oct. 14, we'll be birthday buddies, but no pressure! LOL

Also we learned that My Digital Studio 2 will be released soon and you will LOVE all the great features. I could barely contain my excitement about the improvements.

More to come soon including Momento Mall goodies, Campus Tour and Product Showcase.

God Bless and Happy Stampin'!

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Location:Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stampin' Up! Convention 2012 day 1

Day two is going well!

I had a great class this morning with Rhonda Wade, Tami White, and Bonnie Thurber. Bonnie is so funny. I think I my dream workshop would be her, Shelli, Tessa, Isabel, Phoebe and my pal Diana. Tessa would insist on sitting in between Bonnie and Shelli, Tim would make some great chocolate desserts. Can you picture it?
Here is my tip of the day that I just devised while working on my make and takes. The paper piercing tools are more intricate now and if the move, harder to line up. Try anchoring with two sewing needles or pins- you need a whole there anyway!


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