Friday, November 28, 2008

A Fun Little Notebook

My upline had a get together last week and one of the ladies made us all these notebooks. Aren't they cute? This is a quick post today. I plan on doing some Black Friday shopping, at least at one store. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I don't have anything to show you today but I just wanted to wish everyone a great day. I hope that you are able to spend it with the ones you love! I will be cooking for the second year in a row. Those of you who read my blog last year, remember my horror story of waking up that Thursday morning and finding out that my stepson had put my FRESH turkey in the freezer. I had to run out at 6am and find a turkey. NOT COOL! I hope this year will go much better. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another Sneak Peak! Today's Sale!

Here is another sneak peek at some new product that will be available in the new catalog. But you can own all of these wonderful products early with the Valentine's Bundle! It's available for order on December 23 and includes the stamp set Love You Much, new Designer paper pack Candy Cane Lane and the heart to heart punch. All of these products are showcased in the above card.
Not only that, but the bundle is 20% off retail!

I am offering an additional special pre-order discount for my newsletter friends! Don't forget today is the day for the Stampin' Up! holiday sale. Be sure to visit my website to take advantage of the sale and get stamps on your frequent buyer card! Also, if you spend $40 you will get in the drawing to win a level I hostess stamp set.

Want a catalog? Email me at I have a few that I would love to send out to interested people since the new catty is coming out soon!
Don't forget the Stampin' Up sale~ Visit my website at and click shop now!

There are a couple of great deals including a sale on the curly label punch!

MaryBeth is the winner of the lovely blog candy. Please email me by Sunday with your address so I can send this out to you. I'm going to try and post another candy on Friday but it's just going to depend on how worn out I am by Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Love You Much & Stampin' Up SALE!

Here is a sneak peek at one of the new stamps that will be out with the new catalog. You can get it early in a special Valentine's Day Bundle that will be available beginning December 23. Hopefully, tomorrow, I will be able to share all of the details on how you can get this bundle and save a little extra with a pre-order so check back tomorrow for that.

The stamp set is called Love you Much and I used the paper pack Parisian Summer. The colors are So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy and Pink Pirouette. I used the scallop edge punch and my white gel pen.

Also, on Wednesday, SU is offering a special holiday extravaganza sale. Special bundles of SU product will be sale for 20-50% off. They have not yet released what those items will be but they expect they will go fast. Visit my website to purchase these items beginning on Wednesday. You will get stamps on your frequent buyer card and if you spend $40 you will get into the drawing to win one of 3 level 1 hostess sets!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

What's the Story?

This was a card for a sketch challenge as well as a paper piecing challenge on MFT's company forum on splitcoaststampers. The papers are from Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients for Christmas. The books are colored in using copics. I saw on another blog this technique for tying the ribbon off the card. I really like the look and decided to try it out for this card. Inside the card, it says "happy birthday" because I'm actually giving this card to my library technician whose birthday is on Friday. It feels nice to actually give a card to someone. Talk to you soon.

Don't forget about the blog candy here.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Season of Friendship Class by Mail

Here is my new class by mail card kit for the stamp set Season of Friendship, of course you can use any stamp set you would like. Please visit The Heart Shoppe for details on this kit. I really like this Autumn Vine dp. I don't really use these fall colors very often but I really like them especially with this stamp set.

Don't forget about the blog candy here.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sage Shadow Friendship

Here is another card made using Season of Friendship from the Holiday mini. The colors are mustard, rust and sage shadow. I used my rectangle nestabilities and actually put two die cuts together for this layered piece. The dp is autumn vine also from the mini. Quick post today, talk to you all soon.

Don't forget about the blog candy here.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Season of Friendship & Blog Candy

Today's candy is this Basic Grey 6x6 sultry paper pad. To win just leave a comment on this post by midnight Tuesday. I will post a winner on Wednesday! If you are a subscriber to my blog you my comment twice.
When I first got this set, I wasn't sure what to do with it but it has really grown on me. I used the Sizzix top note die as well as the Season of Friendship stamp set. The paper is autumn vine and the colors are more mustard, rust and sage. The ribbon is double stitched chocolate. It's a much wider ribbon than I'm used too but I think it looks nice.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

CD Folder Album

Here is an album that I made using CD Literature folders and the Holiday Treasures DP from SU. It was inspired by the albums that I saw here. It's an interactive album with envelopes and tags and pockets. What a great gift this would make! I have the kit available as a class by mail. Be sure to click here to enter my Heart Shoppe to purchase this kit so you can make one of these albums for yourself.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Country Living Birthday Card

Sorry the picture is so blurry. I've been having some camera issues. I think that I've been overloading lately. I had a birthday card to make for my library technician's son who just turned one. Since I had the Country Living Holiday Kit out, I made my card out of the contents. It's slightly christmasy but I don't think overly so. I also used the stamp set Time to Party. It was just a way to use this kit in a different way.

The winner of the blog candy is Shannon! Please email me by Saturday to claim your prize! Thanks to everyone who played, don't worry there is always more candy to be had!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shaker Card

Here is a fun shaker Christmas card made with the Country Living Holiday kit. The elements of the kit make it very easy to make a shaker card. I placed acetate over the hole and placed micro beads in there. I backed the shaker with a stamped image and voila shaker! The sentiment snowflake image and papers are also from the kit and the felt flurries are from the holiday mini. The colors for this card are Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red.

Talk to you soon.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Country Living Ornaments

Here is a project that I made using the elements of the Country Living holiday kit. These are ornaments. The chipboard and paper are precut, all you have to do is glue them together. The snowflake ornament is actually pretty big. "Peace" comes from the stamp set included in the kit. I layered a smaller snowflake which I glittered ontop of the big snowflake. The silver cord is included and is perfect for hanging these ornaments from a tree or as holiday decor in your home.

Enjoy your day!

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Country Living Promotion

Don't forget blog candy here!

What are the current promotions?
The kit is 49.95 and I am offering a special price of $55.00 which includes shipping AND tax to your home in the U.S. This is a savings of $7-$10 depending on the tax rate of your county. Please visit The Heart Shoppe to take advantage of this special offer. If you are planning on ordering this item along with other SU merchandise email me with your order and you will receive free shipping and a kit to make 1 mini coaster clipboard.
Click on the flyer to get it bigger. Spend $20 and get 20% off rubons from November 10 - November 30, 2008. You can combine promotions to get an extra discount of 10%, see the above paragraph.

Another promotion that I am offering is for every $40 you spend you get your name in the hat for a drawing to win a Level 1 Hostess stamp set. I have a Best Yet and a Live Like You Mean It stamp set to give away this month! Orders of SU merchandise must equal $40 before tax and shipping. You will get stamps on your frequent buyer card too!

I really, really like the Country Living kit!! The dp is perforated and matches the chipboard perfectly, so easy to use!

Click here for an advertisement of the kit.

Click here for some ideas on using this kit.

Click here for a video on this wonderful kit.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Elegantly Embossed

Wow, isn't this a pretty card? The colors are white, chocolate and bashful blue. I embossed a top folding white card base with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder. I stamped the tree from Snow Swirled in bashful blue and mounted it on chocolate and then on a scalloped bashful blue piece that I cut with nestabilities. The greeting was stamped in chocolate and then layered on bashful blue. The top is tied off with a bashful blue ribbon and chocolate ribbon and it's all done. I think that this is my favorite card with this stamp set and it was probably the absolute easiest one!

Blog candy post is here.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

BLOG CANDY! Blue Swirled Christmas & Newsletter

I cased this card from someone on Splitcoast, sorry I didn't keep good info! The stamps are Snow Swirled and Punches Three. The colors are pink pirouette, chocolate and bashful blue. I stamped the snowflakes with not quite navy on Bashful blue and used the scallop edge punch on the bottom. The tree is stamped with bashful blue and mounted on chocolate cardstock. I used embellishments as shown. It was really an easy card to make. That snow swirled does a great job of making elegant and easy cards.

Did you know that I now have a Stampin' Up newsletter? The newsletter includes many of the specials that I mention on my blog but also has specials exclusive to newsletter subscribers. My next newsletter will be a preview of an awesome Valentine's bundle that will be offered to customers in December that will have new SU products that will be available in the next catty but you can get it early! New dp, a new punch and a new stamp set! You will love it! To subscribe, just put your email in the box on the right side and you're signed up!

Another reason is if you're on my newsletter list, I will send you the sale-a-bration catalog and catalog sampler and you will get a special reduced price on the new catalog!
Woo Hoo! Looks at this loot! This is the wonderful Holiday candy you can win this week! But I'm going to make you work for it!
1. Mention and link to my blog candy on your blog for 2 comments.
2. If you are a subscriber to my blog you may comment again.
3. If you subscribe to my newsletter or subscribe you may comment 1 more time.

When you comment, please mention what your favorite stamp set is right now! I really like Mr. Twigster and anything MFT!

You will win: 2 Stampendous Wood stamps, Xyron 150 (this is what I use to get adhesive when I paperpiece), Spool of ribbon, Pacific Point stamp pad and 6x6 Basic Grey Wassail paper pad!

you have until Tuesday, November 18 to comment and I will choose a winner using on Wednesday! Good luck.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Halloween Pics and more top note

Here are a couple of Halloween Pics. Tyler was of course Thomas the Tank Engine and Lily was the absolutel cutest little pumpkin you ever saw. That's my sister in the top picture. She really wanted to get a good pic of her with the little ones but Tyler would not cooperate.

On this card, I used the negative of the Top Note Die from the card that I made yesterday. The paper is double sided so I just flipped it over and mounted it on white cardstock, stamped my images (all from Merry and Bright) and Iwas all done. The base cardstock is baja breeze. It was a great way to not waste!
To use the Top Note Die in the Cuttlebug, I do the B plate, Die facing up with cardstock on top, then B plate. It works great! I saw a sandwich on another blog to use the scallop die which you need to have the crease pad for. So I bought the crease pad but haven't had a chance to use it yet so I'll let you know!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Topnote Twigster and winner!

Above you will find a couple of pics on our Day Out with Thomas. The top pic is Tyler riding the train. We were near the front so we could actually kind of see Thomas, he was just a little in front of us. The next pic is of Thomas approaching. The last pic is of Tyler on the floor playing with trains. They had a tent set up with all kind of train tables and trains for the little kids to play. We got there early so he had plenty of room to move around. He's the one in bright Thomas blue. You'll notice he had a long sleeve shirt in this pic. The top pic he's wearing a red short sleeve shirt. It got super hot so I changed his shirt.

Even though Lily didn't come (she hung out with grandma), I had to put a little picture of her. She's now 5 months old. Isn't she totally gorgeous? I could just eat her up!

I just love this Top Note Die from SU. I actually don't have the Big Shot. My husband would kill me! I just don't have the space. We have a huge bedroom and I have a little corner of it which I have outgrown ten times over! I do have my little cuttlebug and I can use this die in it! The dp is ski slope and found in the holiday mini. I also used this cool felt snowflake also in the mini as is of course Twigster. I used my copics to color him in and outlined his body in cool gray. Another really simple card that you can reproduce easily!

Winner is ... my good friend Melissas! I'll send your goody out the next time I go to the PO! Thanks for playing and see you all for Heart Candy Friday!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A simple tree

Here is another card made with my red and green card kit. I used a holiday set from Paper Trey Ink. I stamped the tree in old olive and just highlighted the berries with a red marker. The sentiment is also Paper Trey Ink. A very simple holiday card but I also think that it's easy to duplicate and look no dp!

Hope those of you with the day off are enjoying the holiday and taking a moment to thank our current and past military men and women for their service to our country!

Don't forget today is the last today to comment for the blog candy listed below.

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