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Friday, December 28, 2012

Well, I haven't fallen off the earth.  I've just been taking life easy, enjoying Christmas and being lazy.  And yesterday it all ended.  I went on Weds and bought a new television and a vcr/dvd player.  They're both the same brand so it should have been easy to hook them up.  WRONG!!  I spent 1 1/2 hour on the phone talking to three different people.  One of my problems was that the batteries that came with one of the remotes were already shot.  Changed the batteries and then the vcr worked but it wouldn't play on the tv.  Well, the third person that I talked to said that the first person that I talked to gave me bad information.  It took him all of 5 mins to get me going.  Now everything is working and last night I sat down and watched The Little Mermaid.  I hadn't seen it all the way through and since I'm going to Disney in a couple of weeks and the Little Mermaid is part of the new Fantasyland and I wanted to see it.  I'm also going to watch Beauty and the Beast before I go.  Two weeks from today I'll be sitting in the Orange County Convention Center for the opening session of Leadership.  I'll be going to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and then on to Disney.  I can hardly wait.  It's time to start packing.  Right.  That will happen just before I go but I do need to look through my clothes and see what I need.  This morning I was looking for a pair of pj's that I bought a couple of years ago and I found a shirt that I don't think I've ever worn.  It goes in the suitcase.
Well, I really thought that I would get some stamping done yesterday but it didn't happen.  So I went on Stampin Connection and found this card.  Notice the beautiful lace and the button.  They're from the Artisan Embellishments in the Spring catalog.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oh, Hello

By now you should have received your new spring catalog and Sale A Bration folder so I'm going to start showing some cards made with new stamp sets.  This card was made with a stamp set called Oh Hello, some DSP called Tea for Two and the greeting is from a set that you can get for free.  It's called Blooming Marvelous and it's free with a $50.00 order. 
If you haven't gotten your new catalogs yet please give me a call. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Nativity Tags

My sister always makes Christmas tags for the people she works with.  Well, this year one lady asked for Nativity tags.  So last night we whipped up these tags.  Some of these images are current, some are retired and some aren't Stampin' Up! but I think they turned out pretty good.  She didn't have the ties on yet when I took the pictures. 

She says that this next year we're going to do some tags every month so we don't have to rush so much in December.  But I think I've heard that before. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Daydream Medallions

Here's the card that I sent to Ted and Deb.  I got the idea online but I think it's very pretty.  And it was a good exercise in using the Stamp A Ma Jig.  The wreath was made using the Daydream Medallions stamp set.  I used the two largest stamps out of the set.  I stamped the largest medallion and then I had to use the Stamp A Ma Jig to line up the smaller stamp inside the first one.  The bird was real easy.  Just used the Bird Builder punch.  Then I ran the pieces through an embossing folder to give it a little pizzaz.  The red berries are rhinestones that I colored red using a Sharpie marker.  Because it's not a standard size I had to make the envelope but that's really easy using the Simply Scored tool.  Quick and easy but very cute.  Try it, you'll like it. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

This box is one that we'll be making at my Boxes and Bags class on Thursday.  Hopefully you can make a much prettier bow than I did.  I cut the tulle to short but I didn't want to waste it.  But your box might not look like this because you'll get to choose which paper you want to use. 

And I did get a couple of cards out on Sat (I know, I know, I'm really slow) and this is the one that made for my sister and brother-in-law.  She collects nativities so this one was perfect for her.  I did get the idea on line somewhere.  And I had to use my wheel for the music notes.  Took a couple of tries but this one looked pretty good so I used it. 
Tomorrow I'll show you the one that I did for my oldest brother and sister-in-law.  I really had to come up with a couple of new ideas because Laurel and Deb are here so much that they had seen almost all of the Christmas cards that came through here. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Stayed informed.

This might be a long post but I want to be sure that you all know what's going on at Stampin' Up!.  So here's some info about current offers.  If you have any questions just call or email me.

Simply Sent Card App
It has been hard to keep this a secret-we're so excited about it! We have created a card-making application, and we already have a great name for it: Simply Sent! This iPhone app allows customers to create an e-card-from a template or completely on their own-and send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook. And it's free!
Here's something you should know about this app: it's not My Digital Studio on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give customers a taste of what they can create when they buy MDS. We want to get our name and our art out there so more people than ever before will know about Stampin' Up! We hope you'll get excited about it as well and that you'll do the following:
Download it from iTunes or the App Store, share it with all your friends, and post a review! The more positive reviews it gets, the more prominent place it takes in the iTunes store.
Try it out!
Talking Tags.
With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).
How to record a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from talkingtag.mobi, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).
Ornamental Elegance.
The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you and your customers--just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!

Holiday Packaging.
Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.
Because holiday packaging bundles don't require any stamping, cutting, or creating, they give you the perfect reason to reach out to everyone who's giving gifts this holiday season-even if they are NOT papercrafters. So share the flyer, send out the e-card, and post on Facebook-do everything you can to reach people who normally don't buy from you! Then follow up with phone calls. Everyone will thank you for simplifying their holiday gift packaging and for saving them money-and you'll enjoy the extra holiday sales. (Pssst . . . most people are buying holiday packaging anyway; why shouldn't they buy it from you?)
Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
Hostess Special
Promotion Details: Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads--they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals--a $49.95 value! Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits--INK-redible!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ah ha, I found another brown Christmas Card.  Isn't it beautiful?  And now that it's actually Dec I need to get buy and do my Christmas cards.  I've got lots of samples so it should be an easy job.  I really like this one.  It might be the one. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tag Class

Thursday was my Christmas tag class and here's the tags that we did.
For the reindeer tag I had two different ribbons out and look what Kathy did with hers.  Check the ribbon out on each one.  And she changed the direction of the embossing and rounded the corners.  I love it when people take the initative and change things to suit themselves.

The reindeer is from Jolly Bingo Bits.  There are 24 cute stamps in that set so you could make a lot of different tags using that set. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Back to work.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend.  I did.  Dinner at my sister's on Thursday and then left overs for a couple of days.  But now the leftovers are gone so it's on to other things.  I spent two days at the craft show in Chesaning.  Sold a lot of cards so now I need to get busy and do some Christmas cards for me to send. 
And I want to remind you all about the Online Extravaganza sale that is going on until Weds.  Have you checked out what's on sale.  There's some great deals there.  And right now would be an amazing time to sign up to be a demonstrator.  Just think about this.  You get a set of 10 ink pads FREE.  That's a $50.00 value.  And if you pick your $125.00 worth of items to fill your kit off of the 50% off list then you would get $250.00 dollars worth of items.  Add that to the free ink pads and it's a $300.00 value for only $99.00.   What a deal.  And then you get 30% off of your first order and 20% off until the end of March.  And then if you decided you want to stay active it's only $300.00 a quarter.  But of course if you decided to drop at the end of March no one will say anything.  Just think about it and let me know.  You've got until Weds at midnight to take advantage of the sale.
And now here's a Christmas card. 

And don't forget about the Christmas tag class this Thursday.  Let me know by Weds if you want to come.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Today's card

Here's today's card and since it's not yet midnight it's Weds. card.  Got this in a swap but I'm not sure who made it.  The detail is a little hard to see here but it's a beautiful card. 
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I was just getting ready to leave and go to Lansing for supper tonight when I realized that I hadn't posted a card yet today.  I'm going to try and get one posted every day.  Here's another cute Christmas card.  I made this one myself but Annette Sollner designed it.  I did it at a shoe box swap in Sept.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Here's another Christmas card and it isn't brown.  Do you like pink and blue?  This is a pretty simple card.  Snow flakes and a little bling.  Love that glitter paper.  And I don't know if you can see it clearly but the greeting is what happens when someone doesn't clean the stamp good.  I inked it up with Bashful Blue but it wasn't clean so it's kind of different colors.  Someone said that they liked it better this way but I 'm not sure how to duplicate it. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Look what I found.

Look what I found.  I thought that I was done with the brown cards but I was surfing the web and found this beautiful card by Sandi Dailey.  She said that this was for a class she was doing.  She must have bought a ton of the glitter paper but it's so beautiful.  I love it.  I might have to copy it.
Don't forget!!!! Tomorrow starts the big sale and tomorrow only you can get the Big Shot for only $79.96, and the bag it goes in for only $55.96.  That's tomorrow only but the sale runs for a week and a half.  Then on Weds. the 28th you can get the clear block bundle, the storage caddy for the blocks and the stack and store for embellishments on sale.  Be sure to check everything out.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Stampin' Up! Specials

Click on the link below to get details about two of the current Stampin' Up! Specials.  And keep watching for more.  Check back on Monday for the big Online Extravagance.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extraveganza

This sale is Nov. 19th through the 28th.  Except for the first 3 items which are on sale on the 19th only and the nex 2 items which are on sale on the 28th.  Check the list out and make your wish list.  Or give your wish list to everyone who buys you Christmas presents and they can get you some stamp supplies.  You can order online or let me know what you want.

PAGE        ITEM  #      DESCRIPTION                                 RETAIL PRICE         SALE PRICE
24-Hour-Only 20% Off – Monday, November 19
181          125586     Simply Scored™ Diagonal Plate           $11.95                 $9.56
186          113439     Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine          $99.95                 $79.96
186          113474     Big Shot Doctor’s Bag  
                       $69.95                $55.96
24-Hour-Only 20% Off – Wednesday, November 28
7              118491     Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)           $66.95                $53.56
7              120279     Clear Block Storage Caddy                    $16.95                $13.56
175          109127      Stack & Store Caddy 
                         $34.95                $27.96
20% Off
153          117155      Brights Designer Series Paper Stack    $21.95                $17.56
164           126896     Be of Good Cheer DSP                         $10.95                $8.76

25% Off
15            126400      More Merry Messages Stamp Set [w]   $32.95                $24.71
15            126402      More Merry Messages Stamp Set [c]     $24.95               $18.71
33            125979      Blue Ribbon Stamp Set [w]                   $28.95               $21.71
33            125981      Blue Ribbon Stamp Set [c]                    $20.95               $15.71
36            126640      Happy Hour Stamp Set [w]                   $29.95               $22.46
36            126642      Happy Hour Stamp Set [c]                    $21.95               $16.46
101          127047      A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set [w]         $37.95               $28.46
101          127049      A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set [c]          $27.95               $20.96
189          120902      Northern Flurry Embossing Folder        $7.95                 $5.96

30% 0ff
158          132703      Smooch Spritz® Bundle                              
Includes Gold Glow, Silver Foil, and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
                                                                                              $14.85               $10.41
160          121009      Stampin’ Sound Card                          $5.95                 $4.17
161          124106      Kraft Gift Boxes                                  $2.95                 $2.07
161          126903      Special Events Cookie Stamps           $16.95               $11.87
172          132701      Ribbon Bundle - Includes Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple,Summer Starfruit
                                                                                             $26.85               $18.81
174          121003      3/8" Basics Glimmer Brads               $4.95                 $3.47
175          119246      Rhinestone Basic Jewels                     $4.95                 $3.47
176          119747      Brights Designer Buttons                   $8.95                 $6.27
177          124155      Shaker Frames                                    $4.95                 $3.47
177          104045      Anywhere Glue Sticks                        $3.95                 $2.77
179          126185      Stampin' Spritzer                                $2.95                 $2.07
180          106959      Tabletop Paper Cutter                         $45.95                $32.17
182          120907      Decorative Label Punch                     $16.95                $11.87
183          124094      1" Square Punch                                 $15.95                $11.17
183          119882      Scallop Edge Punch                            $15.95                $11.17
185          122361      Petite Pennants Punch                        $16.95                $11.87
185          121807      Cupcake Punch                                  $16.95                 $11.87
185          121808      Blossom Petals Punch                        $16.95                 $11.87
194          121810      Petal Cone Bigz™ L Die                    $32.95                 $23.07
194           123131     Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die                  $42.95                $30.07

40% Off
44            132704     Pennant Parade Bundle [w]   Includes the Pennant Parade Stamp Set and Pennant Stampin’ Around® Builder Wheel      
                   $26.45                $15.87
44            132705     Pennant Parade Bundle [c]   Includes the Pennant Parade Stamp Set and Pennant Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel         
                  $21.45               $12.87

50% Off
15            122560       Snow Much Fun Stamp Set [w]         $27.95              $13.98
15            122562       Snow Much Fun Stamp Set [c]          $19.95              $9.98
17            123792       25 & Counting Stamp Set [w]            $44.95              $22.48
17            123794       25 & Counting Stamp Set [c]             $32.95              $16.48
20           118732       Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set [w]     $19.95             $9.98
20           120591       Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set [c]      $14.95             $7.48
24           123777       You Are Loved Stamp Set [w]             $31.95            $15.98
24           123779       You Are Loved Stamp Set [c]              $23.95            $11.98
40           122735       Button Buddies Stamp Set [w]             $29.95            $14.98
40           122737       Button Buddies Stamp Set [c]              $21.95            $10.98
46           123065       Patterned Party Stamp Set [w]             $26.95            $13.48
46           123067       Patterned Party Stamp Set [c]              $18.95            $9.48
47           123590       It's a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set [w]   $27.95            $13.98
47          123592       It's a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set [c]     $19.95            $9.98
55          117136      Crosses of Hope Stamp Set [w]             $18.95            $9.48
55          120567      Crosses of Hope Stamp Set [c]              $14.95            $7.48
62          121921      Little Additions Stamp Set [w]              $36.95            $18.48
62          121991     Little Additions Stamp Set [c]                $26.95           $13.48
83          123025     Fabulous Florets Stamp Set [w]              $23.95           $11.98
83          123027     Fabulous Florets Stamp Set [c]              $17.95           $8.98
196        130646     MDS 2+ (download)                               $79.95           $39.98
196        130644     MDS 2 (download)                                 $39.95           $19.98
196        130650     MDS 2 Upgrade (for those who already own My Digital Studio;
download)                                                                             $19.95          $9.98

My last brown card.

This is my last "brown" card.  I think.  This is the card that I used for a swap at the Regionals last Sat.  I love the glimmer paper and the Illuminations ink.  Simple but very elegant.  So now that I'm done with the brown cards and this one has a snowflake on it I'll start showing you some snowflake cards. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Open Sleigh

What's with me and the brown Christmas cards?  Here's another one.
This stamp set is called Open Sleigh and the embossing folder is Petals A Plenty.  The green card stock is Old Olive and there's a little piece of green ribbon tied around the brown ribbon.  I don't know who made this card because it's another one of Sandy Haynes swap cards.
Speaking of embossing folders, I know, we weren't but I'm going to.  Right now Stampin' Up! has a limited number of embossing machines from Sizzix.  So if you don't own the Big Shot and embossing is what you like to do then you might like this new machine.  Check it out on my Stampin' Up! page. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Here's another "brown" card.  This is the Evergreen stamp set, some Champagne glimmer paper, the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and some ribbon.  Sheryl Spitzley made this card for a swap at a Rubber Queens meeting.  All of these componets are in the Holiday Mini.  I love this card.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Another Christmas card

Here's another Christmas card for you.  I've seen several this year that are in this shade of brown and I love them.  I'll try to show them for the next couple of days.  Tell me what you think.  I didn't do this card and I don't know who did.  It was part of a display that Sandy Haynes had at our last demonstrator meeting. 
Did you notice that the ribbon isn't really ribbon?  It's a strip of material used as a ribbon.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Time for Christmas Cards

I think it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards.  Actually, if you've been to any of my classes the last few months we've been doing Christmas cards.  But it's time to step into high gear.  Christmas is coming way to fast and I'm not ready.  So I'm going to start showing you Christmas cards and I hope that you find a few that you like.  This first one is kind of an experiment.  I wanted to use a non traditional color and this little girl from Greeting Card Kids is perfect.  Kids winter coats come in all colors and so I used Calypso Coral for her coat and I really like it.  I did her stocking in the same color but I used a blender pen so they're not as bright a color as the coat and hat.  You probably can't see it in this picture but I put some Dazzling Details on the fur parts of her coat and hat to give it a little sparkle.  I cut the image out using the Window Frames framelits and then used one size bigger to cut the mat.  The embossing folder that I used on the white is the Framed Tulip folder.  I sponged some color on it to make it pop.  I used the Stamp A Majig to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the greeting and it's a little off kilter but I like it anyway.  And here's my first of many Christmas cards.  I'll try to post everyday because I'm sure that I have that many cards to show you. 
Remenber you can always order online 24/7 or send me an email and I'll be glad to help you.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day of Gratitude

How many of you send Thanksgiving cards?  Ronda asked that question the other night and there were very few who said that they do.  I usually send a couple to people who are far away but I don't send to those who live close.  And why not?  Just lazy I guess.  I've got lots of beautiful cards and lots more ideas.  So this year I'm going to send more Thanksgiving cards.  And Ronda helped this goal by having this card as one of our make and takes.  This is a pretty simple card but it's also pretty.  The stamp set is called Day of Gratitude.  So lets get those stamps out and get busy. 
Also, remember that you can order from me anytime 24 hours a day.  Just send me an email or go to my Stampin' Up! web page and shop there. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Would you like some new ink pads?  Would you like to be your own boss?  Stampin' Up! has a great deal for you during the month of November.  Actually this special lasts until Dec. 16th. If you have a workshop that is at least $450.00 you get a free set of ink pads.  A $49.95 value.  Just pick the color family that you like best and it's your free.  This is in addition to the regular hostess benefits.
Do you want more than the regular hostess benefits?  Then think about becoming a demonstrator.  The kit is only $99.00 and you get $125.00 worth of stamping supplies.  Plus all the business supplies you'll need to get started.  And you'll get a free set of ink pads in one of the color families.  And there's no shipping and handling on the kit.  What a great deal.  You get to pick whatever you want in your kit.  So if you've ever thought about becoming a demonstrator or maybe you've been a demonstrator in the past and want to join again then this deal is just for you.  Let me know and I'll help you with any questions.  Just go to my Stampin' Up! web site and click on "join my team" 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

card class

Here's a couple more cards from last weeks card class.  This first one uses a set called "The Great Outdoors".  I loved this set when I first saw it and had to have it.  Would you believe that this is the first time I've used it.  But someone wanted a retirement card and I thought this set was perfect. 
This card uses a set called "Life Shared" and Storybook Friends"  The dsp is "Storytime".  They all co-ordinate so well together.

I bought a new scanner so that I can scan the tons of old family pictures that I have.  So I tried it out with these cards but I think that I still have a little bit to learn. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Faux metal???

This is a card that we did on Monday at Tools and Techniques.  I call it Faux Metal but there's probably another name for it.  It's pretty simple.  Just use a glue stick and cover a piece of card stock.  Then lay the aluminum foil down on the card stock and smooth it out.  Then we cut the top note and embossed it with the Northern Flurry folder.  I've done a few cards this way and I really like the effect.  It would be cool if I had ever bought a tool stamp set.  I think the chevron embossing folder would be perfect with a tool stamp.  And I don't know if you can tell, but I colored a large pearl with the silver metalic marker but it didn't look silver.  Just kind of gray.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Single Stamps

Here's a list of all the stamps that are being offered as single stamps until Jan 2.  If you want to see a flyer with pictures let me know and I'll send them to you.  Or come to the Paper Palace and see them.  If you come to the Paper Palace tomorrow, Oct 29th, you'll get to make two cards for free.

The stamp set seasonal sayings.   These are all clear stamps.
Christmas  $5.95    item # 132310
Halloween  $5.95              132311
Thanks       $5.95               132312
Love          $4.95               132313
Celebrate   $5.95               132314

The stamp set Perfectly Penned.  These are all clear stamps.
Thank You          $4.95    item# 132306
Get Well              $4.95              132308
Celebrate Today  $5.95              132307
Happy Birthday   $5.95              132309

The stamp set Word Play.  These are all clear stamps
Sick                      $4.95     item # 132294
I Do                      $4.95                132295
Laughter               $5.95                132296
Wish Big              $4.95                132297
In My Thoughts   $6.95                132298
You Mean The World $5.96         132299
Worth the Wait    $4.95                132300
Imagine                $4.95                132301
Remember When  $6.95               132302
Joy                        $4.95                132303
Dreams                 $6.95                132304
Thanks A Million $4.95                132305

And here's some stamps that are out of various sets so I listed the set that they are out of also.  These are all clear stamps.
Tree out of Christmas Lodge                     $7.95     132320
Happy Birthday out of You're Amazing    $5.95     132322
Flower out of Blooming With Kindness    $6.95     132328
Pinecone out of Christmas                         $4.95     132324
For You out of Layered Layers                 $5.95      132326
Peacock out of World Treasures               $6.95      132330
Label out of Everything Eleanor               $5.95      132332
Love Heart    new stamp                           $4.95      132334
New Years    new stamp                            $6.95     132336
Bold Snowflake   new stamp                     $5.95     132338

Remember, these are on sale only until Jan 2.  Come to the Paper Palace and check out the flyers.  If you find a mistake let me know. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Card Class

We made this cute card on Thurs at card class.  It's using the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set and I love this set.  I could have used any of a number of stamps out of the set to make this card.  And maybe i'll make a couple of other cards usin some of the other stamps in that set.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Big Things Happening

Hey, are you looking at some stamps for Christmas presents?  Or do you have a wish list and just haven't wanted to spend that much money.  Have I got a deal for you.  This Monday we're having a big sale.  Check out the details below.
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.

  • This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single stamps
    This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets (stamps bundled with dies, etc.)
    • Digital stamp brush sets
    There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

    Come to my house on Monday for Tools and Techniques class and order lots of stamp sets.  You'll be saving money and I'll earn a prize. 

    Get your order to me as soon as possible.  Monday night is the deadline. 
    Send it to me in email - pennylynn2@yahoo.com
    Call me  - 989-862-5666
    Order it online.  Click on the "Shop Now" button on the right side bar.

    If you were at class yesterday I'm going to hold those orders until Monday so you can even add to that order. 

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Calendar Class

    This Thursday, Oct 18th is my calendar class.  Here are the two calendars that we will be making.
    This one has 4 inserts, 3 months on each.  They fit into this nice plastic case.  They'll make great teacher gifts, co-workers gifts or stocking stuffers.  I plan on make quite a few for gifts.

    This one is an easel card but it's bigger than the one that we did last year.  This one is 6 x 6 and you get to be creative with it.  I don't have enough of this DSP to do very many so you'll get to pick the DSP that you want to use and the card stock to go with it.  And then of course you'll have to cut the paper yourself.  It shouldn't take very long.  And if you want to mail it you can but it will take more postage.  Let me know if you want to come to class.

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Christmas train

    Here's a little train that I made for Ronda's Creative Convention in Sept.  My theme was Christmas Gifts and while the train isn't sturdy enough to play with it did have a lot of candy in it for the dispaly.  I don't have any dimensions for it.  I just kept playing with it and when something looked right I moved on to the next piece but maybe you can get some ideas from the pictures and the few hints that I have. 
    This engine is made with a flat box for the base, toilet paper tube for the boiler, a box for the cab, peppermint sticks for the roof supports and some of the wood grain DSP for the roof.  The wheels are from the Jolly Bingo Bits.  I did make them several layers thick so that they're studier.   I also cut cardboard and filled the flat box that is the base.  I always save all my cardboard and this worked great to make the base study.   It really should have had a cow catcher and a bell but I ran out of time.

    Here's a close up of the wheels.  I got the idea for the snowflakes and the peppermint candy from a train that I saw at Bronners. 


    Here's the coal car.  Just an open box for the car and I filled it with black jelly beans. 

    An open box car that I filled with Hershey Nuggets.  This car is a little taller than the coal car.

    And a gondola car that I filled with the long Tootise Rolls it looked like a log car.  The tress are also several layers thick.   So while it really can't be played with much it would make a cute gift for a little boy.  Or even a big boy. 

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Here's a fall wreath that I made today.  Sandi Dailey showed us how to make the leaves at our last demo meeting.  And it recycles the paper that we get in the boxes from Stampin' Up!  It's really thin brown paper but it worked great for the leaves.
    Here's a close up of the leaves.  I cut them out on the Big Shot.  Then I inked the edges using a dauber and sponged the middle.  On most of them I used Cajun Craze on the edges and More Mustard on the middle.  Then I took the leaved and wadded them up as much as possible.  Then I straightened them out and laye them on a Chocolate Chip ink pad.  Then I used a clear block to press them onto the ink pad.  Some I just barely pressed and some I pressed really hard.  You can see the difference in this close up.  So now you can go and make a ton of fake fall leaves.  If you need some of the packing paper just let me know.  I have a lot of it.

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Here's the cards that we did at card class last week.  We also did the mummy card that I already showed.  This first card used the new Core'dinations card stock out of the Holiday catalog.  I didn't sand it very much but the core shows through pretty good.  I also ran the two biggest leaves through an embossing folder just to give them some dimension.

    This sympathy card I cased from one that I got in a swap.  I like the simplicity of it.

    A quick, cute baby card.

    On this card I used the stamp set called First Christmas.  The blue is Midnight Muse and we discovered that when it's left open all day it definately needs to be re-inked.  The ladies were not getting as dark an image as I had on this card.  So be sure to get the re-inkers if your going to be using the new pads a lot.
    This next card is a square 5 x 5 card so we also made the envelope to go with it.

    This set is one that I got at convention but I never used it again.  Then I got the Howlstooth and & Scaringbone DSP and they just seemed to go together.  The Howlstooth DSP is for Halloween but since there's no actual Halloween desing on any of it you can use it for masculine cards at any time.

    And our 3-d item is this cute treat holder for Christmas.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Here's a couple more Halloween cards.  Are you getting tired of them yet?  Tomorrow, or maybe Friday, I'll post the cards that we did at card class last week. 
    Everybody loves Angry Birds, don't they? 

    And what would Halloween be without a mummy. 

    Sunday, September 30, 2012

    I didn't post anything yesterday because I was enjoying myself at a family reunion.  I saw people I hadn't seen in quite a few years.  And before they left we decided that we need to do this every couple of years.  Kids grow up way to fast.
    But here's a couple more Halloween cards for you.