Sunday, November 23, 2014

Free Snowman Bookmark - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I don't know about you, but I cannot wait for midnight to arrive! 

Stampin' Up's Online Extravaganza begins soon!

In case you missed it, Stampin' Up! has LOTS on sale! Make sure you look at the dates! Some are one day only, some are the first day only, some are the last day only, and others go the whole time!

You can see that list HERE.

But, back to the Free Snowman Bookmark. My friend Bev made these for our Church's Card Ministry Fundraiser earlier this month and they sold like HOTCAKES! Now mine are a little different than Bev's... I just received my Little Pieces Edgelit and thought that would work for the little buttons! So here's a close-up of mine.
Snowman Bookmark

And here's what the Snowman looks like, front and back.
Snowman Bookmark
Front and Back

Do you see a little bit of an orange package sticking out on the back of Mr. Snowman? Hm... I wonder what it could be? If you know me, and many of you do, you know how much I LOVE my chocolate (almost as much as my coffee!!).

That's right! It's a KitKat bar! One of those mini ones like the Trick-or-Treaters just received! It's the perfect size! The design I made fits those thin little candy bars perfectly. Trust me - I tried the little Milky Way and Snickers bars but those are just not the right size. Hershey's, Crunch bars, KitKats, THOSE fit nicely!

ANY HOO... When you place your $50 online merchandise order, using Hostess Code WUVBEGJB during Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza, I will send you one of these little cuties as my Thank You for your order! Please note that just as every snowflake is different, each of the snowmen are different too!

Remember, during this sale, you can order a few of the past Paper Pumpkin kits, even if you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber! Don't forget about the Clearance Rack and the Weekly Deals too. The Weekly Deals change on Tuesday.

After you place your online order using the Hostess Code, please send me an email. I'll get one of these cuties out to you right away!

In case you want to make one yourself, here is the supply list. You can click on each item and it will take you directly to my online store. Just don't forget to use the Hostess Code!
Shimmery White Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Silver Glimmer Paper
Envelope Punch Board
Black Stampin' Write Marker
Big Shot
Little Pieces Edgelit
Stampin' Trimmer
Decorative Label Punch
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Paper Snips
Sticky Strip
Stampin' Dimensionals
Glue Dots
2-Way Glue Pen
Ribbon of YOUR choice!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Simply Snowflake - Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -


Stop right now, if you do not want to see the November 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Simply Snowflake. How stinkin' cute?!

If you are reading this via email, you will need to go to my blog (HERE) to view the video. The link doesn't seem to go through the email system. One of those great cyber-wonders to me!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Cards - Noel Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I know all of us LOVE a great deal, and I am absolutely no different!

Stampin' Up! has been offering their past Paper Pumpkin kits on the website (you can see them HERE). These are so easy to make! The only thing is... you have to be a subscriber to get in on these deals.


Stampin' Up! began offering to their demonstrators (that's me!) this really wonderful deal! As a demonstrator, I could order LAST year's Christmas card design, but wait! There's more! They added several refill kits, and basically, I was able to order 16 Christmas cards in one Party Pack! The idea was to showcase these during workshops, events, etc.

Well, for those of you who attended the November Coffee and Card Hour, you MADE one of those cards. Weren't those easy? Here's a picture of the card, along with the tags, that we made earlier this month.
November Coffee and Card Hour

As many of you know, my mom is a crafter. My dad has been going through his cancer treatments, and recently had surgery on that evil thing, and my mom has gotten a little behind on her card making. My mother-in-law also likes to craft, but her eyesight isn't what it was. So, I got to thinkin'! (A dangerous pastime, I know!) After discussing it with hubby, as an early Christmas present, I got a kit for BOTH ladies!

BUT, let's face it. 16 cards each isn't a whole lot for these two women. So I also got a package of Very Vanilla cardstock. I cut the Paper Pumpkin base in half so I could get TWO cards out of each one, and I adhered the printed half card base to the Very Vanilla cardstock. That immediately DOUBLED my cards and made 32!

Now onto the NOEL piece. Hmmm.... I didn't have a die that would work, although there are several in the catalog, I just didn't have those in my inventory. I really liked the Party Pennants Bigz L die, but couldn't get it in time. What's a girl to do? Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. So that's what I did!

You betcha! I used my Labels Collection Framelits, to give it a fancy decorative edge, along with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and I made my own! FYI - it did take quite a bit of improving, adapting, and overcoming to get the silly thing lined up right, but I finally was able to fiddle with it enough that it worked. The Party Pennants die would have been MUCH easier!

I also used an old alphabet set that matched the font for these two ladies. I've since made my OWN set and used the Little Letters Thinlits and those are really nice! And using my trusty-dusty 2-Way Glue Pen, put them on the cutout piece. Then I sent the boy to Florida to give the set to my mom. My mother-in-law was just here a few weeks ago, and we made our own assembly line and put hers together while she was visiting.

Here are my mother-in-law's. All 32 of them!
Dawn's MIL - Nancy's cards

What do you think? Hubby was in charge of the stamping "Wishing You a Merry Christmas," MIL was in charge of the stars and adhering the artwork to the front, and we ALL added the star garland to the fronts. I pulled out a few inside Christmas sayings, and my MIL made a few different card sayings.

So fast forward to Friday. Dad had his surgery on Wednesday and mom has been with him almost the entire time. She did go home to shower and change, but she brought this kit with her to the hospital. Check out what SHE did!
Dawn's mom - Donna's cards

I don't care what others say, crafting really does soothe the soul. Now you notice, my mom likes a slightly darker red, so instead of Real Red, she used Cherry Cobbler. She also stamped a few of the stars where the star garland is, and added a little bit of silver cording (retired).

Now, both ladies have 32 Christmas cards handmade by them, stamped, ready-to-go, all in plenty of time for Christmas! My MIL even told me that she didn't send any out last year because she just didn't have time! Now she's all set!

Hope you enjoyed the cards! Check back in a day or two and I'll post the video for THIS year's Paper Pumpkin kit! These are really pretty too! Hopefully, they will have the extras available for sale shortly, but remember, you DO have to be a subscriber to order the past kits too!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card and Trim the Tree DSP Tags - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

The November Coffee and Card Hour was so much fun!

Make sure you read to the end of this posting,
if YOU would like to receive this Christmas card and tag set
as a FREE gift during November!

Check out what we made (the links for the items we used are listed by the photos):
November Coffee and Card Hour
We made one Christmas card using the November 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit
(now only available to demonstrators)
AND four tags!

And here are the individual close-ups:
Christmas Card made using the November 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit
(available only to demonstrators)
Check out OTHER Paper Pumpkin Past Kits HERE while supplies last!

All tags made using the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Pack and Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
Christmas Tree Tag
Using Petite Pennants Punch and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
and a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Bird Tag
Using Bird Builder Punch
with the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder
(we used the snowflake design for this tag)

Using Little Letters Thinlits and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
with some Champagne Glimmer Paper
A few used the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder (scallop design) on the J-O-Y letters
before they attached the letters to the tag!

Serene Silhouettes Tag
Using Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso markers on the stamp
THIS was the favorite, BY FAR!

So stinkin' easy! AND we were done in less than one hour!

One of my friends from work even brought her 6-year old daughter. This little girl KNEW what she was doing!

And we used papers that coordinated with the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Pack. Don't forget - that paper is only available in the Holiday Catalog through January 5, 2015 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

The November Coffee and Card Class was the last one of its kind. However, it seemed to fit into the schedule of several crafters.

With January bringing the new Spring Occasions Catalog, along with Sale-a-Bration in January, February and March - how about a NEW class?

The one-hour time frame is REALLY popular! So, it will be from 9a-10a but it will be on Saturdays only. We will make three cards in one hour and the cost will be $10. You will need to bring your favorite adhesives and scissors to the class. AND since this is during Sale-a-Bration, when you place a qualifying Sale-a-Bration order DURING THE CLASS, your $10 class fee will be refunded! WIN-WIN-WIN and SCORE for a free class and free product! Check my CLASSES page for the most up-to-date information. Tentative dates are listed now.


FREE GIFT with November orders
Would you like a set of the Christmas Card and Gift Tags that we made during the November class? Place your ONLINE order of $50 or more AND use Hostess Code WUVBEGJB, and I'll send you a set with my Thank You card in December. After you place your online order, send me an email and I'll get those ready for you!