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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Here's a couple more Christmas cards for you.  I want to tell you what I've been doing lately so you'll understand why I haven't been blogging like I should.  I don't know how many of you have ever heard of Ashley, Mi but we're trying to get it on the map for everyone.  This year the Steam Railroad Institute in Owosso put a proposal to the village and they accepted.  So the North Pole Express is coming to Ashley for four weekends starting on Thanksgiving weekend.  The train is the one that was featured in the movie Polar Express.  Or if you're old enough you might remember when it sat on a track outside of Spartan stadium.  Anyway, the village has been cleaning, sprucing up and getting ready to greet anywhere from 1400 to ??? train riders each weekend.  If you're interested in riding the train you can check www.michigansteamtrain.com for more details.  Or if you don't want to ride the train then just come to Ashley.  We've got lots of things planned.  And if you really want to get involved we can use lots more volunteers.  Just let me know if you're interested and I'll get your name to the right people.
Now here's the cards.  I don't know who made these and it's to early to run out to the Paper Palace to find the names.  So if one of these cards are yours I apologize for not knowing.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I haven't been posting lately and for that I apologize.  It just seems like there's not enough hours in the day to get everything done.  So I've taken lots of pictures of Christmas cards (I didn't make all of these) and I'll post some when I can.  I hope you've all got your Christmas cards started.  Or at least got an idea of what you want to make. 
This nativity card was made by Carrie Juhas.

I think I made this one myself.

Not sure who made this one.  I got it in a swap. 

And Sandi Dailey made this one. 
Today I'm going to be at the craft show at the ZCBJ Hall in Bannister.  If you have time come on over and see what you can find. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

There's so much going on in Stampin' Up! right now that it's hard to keep track of everything.  But you can always go to my Stampin' Up! page and click on the "shop" button and then you'll see everything listed on the left hand side of the page.  Right now there's a short time deal where there are 25 different stamp sets on sale for 24% off.  Be sure to check it out.  You can just click on this address.  http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx
Have fun looking at all of the sale items.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Here's the Tues specials for this week.  Remenber, these are only on sale today, Tues. Oct 22.

Dress Up Framelits Die Item # 130101
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Sweet Press Cookie Handle Item # 132290
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Holiday
Item # 132292

Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Special Events Item #132291
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN

This and That Rotary Stamp Item # 130133
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Wicked Fun Digital Download
Item # 127609

Regular Price: $9.95 US/ $10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.98 US/ $5.48 CAN

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

So here's the card that I was going to post yesterday.  It's a pretty simple card and a great way to use up scraps.  It's just a tower of presents.  I just used scraps to make the presents and then put a ribbon around it with a bow at the top.  This would work for any holiday.  Just change the paper that you're using.  And if you're like me you've got tons of scraps.  I hate to throw paper away.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Christmas elves.

I have a card all ready for you this morning but one of my fellow Rubber Queens, Sandi Dailey, had trouble with this card over the weekend.  She posted the final project last night and it's so cute that I just had to show you.  The shoes are made with the Top Note die and the ruffles on the socks are the 5 petal blossom punch.  I'm not sure that's what it's called but you know what I mean.  Isn't this just the cutest card? 
And I promise that tomorrow I'll show you the card that I have ready for you.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Halloween treat.

Here's a cute treat holder that I made for Halloween.  I got the idea online somewhere.  It's a little box that I made sing the retired match box die.  But you can make any little box.

Inside the box I divided it into two sections.  I put candy on one side and these little stamped pieces on the other side

Here's the pieces.  They can be laid out face down and used to play Concentration.  Or the Match Game or whatever you call it.  And I'm thinking that this will make a great Christmas stocking stuffer if you use the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin

I've had some questions about My Paper Pumpkin and so I decided to walk you through the whole thing with pictures.
Here's how Paper Pumpkin comes to your house.  This nice, shiny red box is a great recyclable item.  The box is very sturdy and very well made. 

When you open the box you'll see the cute Paper Pumpkin logo on a big piece of card stock and on a sticker that is keeping the beautiful tissue paper closed over your stuff.

Here's what's in the box.  The stamps and Stampin Spots that you'll use to complete the cards. 

Complete instructions on how to make the card.


The instructions are in English and Spanish.  So here's a chance to practice a foreign language.

You'll get four of our beautiful envelopes.

You'll get four cards already scored for you.  You can't see it in this picture but these cards have polka dots all over them.

You'll get embellishments that you need to finish the cards.

And two pieces of chip board which is heavier than cardboard.  Keep these for a future project.

And here's two cards that I did with this kit.  You don't have to follow the instructions if you don't want to.  And now you're probably thinking where's the clear block to use with the stamps.  Well if you join My Paper Pumpkin the clear block is in the first kit that you receive.  Every kit is different and it's not always cards.  I've had a journal and a mini scrapbook.  So if you think that this is something that you might want to try just go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com and sign up there.   And it's only $19.95 a month, shipping and handling included.  And you can quit at any time.  This might not be just right for you but do you know someone who is just getting started or is not sure that they'll even like stamping.  It's perfect for the beginner.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I'm here to help you.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Wow, what a deal.

Wow!!!  Stampin' Up! has done it again.  In celebration of 25 years in business they're now offering a recruit special for only $25.00.  You can join Stampin' Up! and get all of the benefits for only $25.00.  For your $25.00 you'll get $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product.  It must be more than $25.00 but less than $26.95 before tax.  You'll also get these business supplies.  A box of annual catalogs, a package of the current Holiday catalog, a Getting Started DVD, the Starter Kit Business Brick and some customer postcards. 
Now for the bad news.  This offer is only good from Oct 7 through the 21st.  So think hard and act fast.  You don't want to miss out on this great deal.  Just go to my Stampin' Up! page (http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynnschulz/ ) and click on the Join the Fun button at the top right of the page.  If you have any question give me a call or an email and I'll be glad to help you out.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween is coming.

Halloween is coming and it's coming a lot faster than I want it to.  Every week it seems like there's nothing to do and I'll have lots of time to stamp.  And then the real world sticks it's nose in and there goes the time.
Here's a Halloween card that we did last week at card class.  Do you like the Boo?  It's made by just writing the word with a glue pen and then pouring the glitter on.  You'll have to shake it pretty good when you're done to be sure that you have all of the loose glitter off.  But I really like the look of glitter. 
The stamp set is Halloween Hello and the DSP is Witches' Brew.  They're both in the Holiday Catalog.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Boy oh boy, I've got to figure out a better way to photograph my cards.  This one has pretty good color but it's blurry.  Anyway, here's another card from last weeks card class.
It's a pretty simple card but what I wanted to showcase is the background.  I just cut up the rubber that is left over from mounting stamps.  Cut the rubber into random shapes and put them on a clear block.  I would like to have them in circles but I don't cut good enough.  Do you know of any easy way to get circles?  I thought that this background looked like giraffe skin so I used the giraffe stamp.  I did the first one in Pistachio Pudding and I think it makes a really cute baby card.  This card is So Saffron.  There's no greeting so you can make it anything you want. 
Well there.  I just spilled a cup of tea on my desk.  Guess it's time to quit and do something else.  Going to Ashley today to work on things for the Country Christmas.  If you're looking for something to do today come to the Community Center and see what's going on.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wow!!  Here is the Best of 25 stamp set for October.  It's all Christmas.  And Dasher is back.  I've been looking for this stamp everywhere and now here it is.

If you want to order this set just let me know.  The item # is 134384.