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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.