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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sale! Sale! Sale!  Starting tomorrow and until Monday there is a big sale going on at Stampin' Up!
All of the color family ink pads are on sale for $5.06 each.  Normally they are $5.95.  There's card stock on sale.  The 20 sheet mixed bundles are only $5.91.  These packs contain 20 sheets of card stock, 2 each of each color in the family.  Whisper White is on sale for $7.23 and it's normally $8.50.  That's more than a $1.00 savings.  Regular medium envelopes are on sale $5.53.  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Clear Translucent.  My new favorite adhesive, Fast Fuse, is also on sale.  $8.46 and $6.38 for the refill.  If you haven't tried this new stuff then you should.  It's between snail and sticky strip and it works great. 
And then these stamp sets are on sale. 
Big News. wood - $35.16 and clear  $25.56

Playful Pennants. wood - $17.56 and clear $13/56

Choose Happiness.  wood - $19.95 and clear $14.3
Petite Pairs.  wood - $23.16 and clear $16.76

So Very Happy.  wood - $19.96 and clear $14.36
Remember that this sale only lasts until next Monday, Oct 6th.  So let me know what you want.

Why do you need blendabilities?

Why do you need blendabilities?  First and foremost, for blending.  And they work great.  This is one of my first tries and I have gotten better.
And if you just want to color they're great because they color very even.  No streaks and lines.

Blendabilities work great on an embossed image.

You can color pearls so now you can match any of our colors.

Here is a metal button colored.

Or here is a white button.  And if you go over it more than once the color is more intense.  The top half of this button was colored twice and the bottom half only once.  

You can color on candles.

And one of my favorites, rhinestones.

Blendabilities will also color on cloth and wood.  So even if you don't want to try blending with them there are lots of other uses for them.  Mainly to make things match the Stampin' Up! colors.

Weekly deals - Sept. 30th.

Alphabet Rotary Stamp by Stampin' Up!
Alphabet Rotary Stamp
Price: $14.95 $11.21
Banner Punch
Banner Punch
Price: $12.95 $9.71
For The Birds Wood Stamp Set
Price: $32.95 $24.71
Hearts Border Punch by Stampin' Up!
Hearts Border Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
Price: $19.95 $14.96
Sweet Details Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Sweet Details Photobook Template - Digital Download
Price: $17.95 $10.77
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Price: $5.95 $4.46

Monday, September 29, 2014

As promised and only a day late, here are the instructions for the treat box that I showed you on Sat.  I started with a piece of paper that is 4 1/4 X 11 but you can use any size that you want as long as it's longer that it is wide.  Fold it in half length ways.  In this example fold at the 5 1/2 mark.  Then find the middle of the short ends, here at 2 1/8, and mark it.  Then you score from that middle mark down to the first fold on both sides of each end.  It should be scored like the picture.
Then just fold it up and while you have one side  folded up punch the holes for the ribbon.  Then do the other side. 

Here's a couple of finished boxes.  The one on the right stated at 5 1/2 X 8 1/2.  So use any size that you want.  And decorate however you want.  Once you've done one you'll see how easy they are.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Two days in a row.  I'm trying to give you lots of inspiration for World Card Making day.  Here are four of this weeks card class. 
This is a cute but really simple treat box.  I'll post the directions tomorrow.

I got a little carried away with the sponging this week.  Both of these cards are sponged.  It's like I get an idea in my mind and I can't let go of it.

And this card was a copy of a thank you card that I got from Glenda Calkins.  Simply but beautiful.

Friday, September 26, 2014

It occurred to me a couple of days ago that I never posted the cards from last month's card class so here they are.  Minus a couple.  I can't find the Christmas card that we did.  No idea what could have happened to it.  And the 3-D item was a box made with the new Gift Box Board.  Already used that one for a gift. 

Did you know that October 4th is World Card Making Day?  I'm not planning on doing an event that day because I've already got a couple of things going on so I encourage you all to make cards by yourself or gather a couple of friends and make cards.  I plan on showing you lots of cards between now and then so you'll have some ideas to work with.  Happy crafting.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Here's this week's deals from Stampin' Up!  Check them out and let me know if there's anything you want.  I'll be sending in an order on Friday.  Or you can always go online and order them yourself.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The last display

This last display was put together by Melissa Alexander and Bridget Ervin.  Their theme was holiday packaging.  Look at all the things they had on display.  I picked only a few of my favorites to show you but they had a lot of ideas.

These witches brooms are adorable. 

Look at the cute wooden accents.

This is made with the fry box die.  I didn't think that I wanted it but now I might change my mind.

And look at this cute bag decorated like a snow man.  I know that I used the word cute way to much but everything was.  And there were lots more ideas on their display.  Wouldn't you like to become a demo so that you could go to events like this?  You can, just let me know. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Another display from Creative Convention

Tamie Ackerson did a display with an autumn theme. 

I love this pumpkin and evidently Ronda did too because she asked Tamie to demo this at our next Rubber Queens meeting.

In the holiday catalog these houses are pictured as Christmas houses but these are really cute Halloween houses.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More pictures from Creative Convention.  Sandi Dailey's display was a business tool for demonstrators but the cards and centerpiece were beautiful and they can be enjoyed by everyone.

Sandi's work is always beautiful and so very vintage.  Don't you wish you could see these yourself?  Well, you can.  Just join Stampin' Up! and these events will be open to you.  We have so much fun while we're there and we learn a lot and see great displays.  Let me know if you want to go next year.