Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Starts Today!

Hello Blog followers! Sale-A-Bration has started! It is Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year and it begins today and runs through March 31, 2012.

FREE SALE-A-BRATION GIFTS! Now through March 31, 2012, you can earn a free Sale-A-Bration gift for EVERY $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products. Items from the on-line clearance rack can be included in your on-line order and count toward your total! Spend $150 or more and you will receive both Sale-A-Bration gifts AND earn Hostess Benefits! Qualifying totals exclude shipping and tax.

Sale-A-Bration is is also a great time to take your stamping skills to the next level and SAVE up to 60% with the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Deal!
  • SAVE $50 on the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit (NOW $125). Includes up to $340 in products and ships FREE. Choose and customize either the Standard Starter Kit or Digital Starter Kit. 
  • SALE-A-BRATION STARTER KIT BONUS! Receive your choice of either FREE Designer Series Paper (you pay for shipping) or a FREE My Digital Studio Download (no shipping charge) EVERY MONTH that you are active, from Feb. through Dec., 2012. Up to a $120 value!
  • HOBBY STAMPERS! If you are just looking for a way to get a great discount on some amazing products then this is the time to try out the demonstrator discounts and benefits thru June 30, 2012 with no obligation to purchase anything further or host workshops. There's no penalty to drop.  
I hope you will post your projects online and please don't hestiate to drop me a line if you have any questons! Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Just a little note

I have to admit it, I am a fanatic note taker. I write notes on everything. If I don't write it down I will forget it. Well I happen to be cruising the internet and ran across this super cute notecard holder that Connie Stewart had created and knew I had to recreate it. My daughter is a freshman at WSU and she is not so much a note taker as she is a doodler so I think she will love this!

This couldn't have been easier to recreate!

Here are a few other photos showing the box apart. I just love this, and I will be making more!

I created the notecards in MDS, it was so easy!

Here is the shopping list to recreate this fun project!

If you want the instructions on how to make this box leave me a comment and I will get you them! Or you can visit Connie's website HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sending love your way!

Each month I have the pleasure of getting together with a very crafty bunch of ladies and we swap our crafty creations with each other. It is something that I look forward to every month for several reasons.
  1. Female interactions. No offense to my husband or son but sometimes it is nice to hang out with other ladies who love to craft. Another downfall of your only daughter going off to University!
  2. We can appreciate the time and effort it took to create our works of art.
  3. It gives me the opportunity to get inspiration! Sure there is the internet but there really isn't anything better then holding crafts in your hand.
I could go on and on but I won't ;-) Here is one of those swaps I received. I just love this card. It is great for the beginner card maker or the experienced. It looks harder than it really is!

Here is your shopping list for this wonderful card!

If you have any questions on how to put this card together just leave me a comment and I will answer as best as I can! Thanks for stopping buy today. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Countdown to Valentines Day is on.

I do know there are other holidays but I happen to love Valentine’s Day. I think it is because I associate the holiday with super bright and wonderful colors. You see I am not much of a pink wearing girl but I LOVE it on my cards and in my crafts! Here is a cute and very easy project that you can create with your kiddos or even to give out to your co-workers! Because don't we all love presents and candies :)

Here is what you will need to put these cuties together!

  1. Cut the blushing bride to 4 1/2 x 8 1/2
  2. Score on the 8 1/2 side at 2 1/4
  3. Using the stamping off technique, stamps hearts all over the top "Flap" of the Blushing Bride paper.
  4. Cut the Latest Edition paper 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 attach to the blushing bride. Make sure you attach this piece towards the end of the blushing bride. (Remember you will be folding the "flap" over).
  5. Fill the Cellophane bag with your candies and close the bag!
  6. Attach the bag to the card base using a stapler.
  7. Tie your ribbon around the edge; make sure you cover the staple :-)
  8. Stamp your sentiment and cut it out using the Jewelry Tag punch. Attach with twine.
That it! How quick and easy is this craft? I hope you enjoy make your projects. As always if you have any questions please let me know!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A round box?

Well here we have another super fun holiday coming up and if I had small children I would be helping them create handmade Valentines for their school parties. But my children are both grown and I think if I mentioned that I wanted to make them for their classmates they might check me into an institution. Well it just so happens that my beautiful niece Abigale moved over here a late last year (that's weird to say isn't it?) and she is just the right age!! Her class will be having a party and she wants to make her projects with me :) 

Here is one project I came up with. There will be more to come for sure :-) 

So yes I made a round box! I used our wonderful Milk Carton Die for the Big Shot. How cute is this little box :) 

Here are a few more photos of each side. I just love it!!

There is a little trick to putting this little box together, if you can;t figure it out leave me a comment and I will get you the instructions.

Here is the shopping list as well!
Here's to a happy and crafty holiday!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stampin' Up! Punch Storage

I was talking (ok, complaining) to my amazing husband that I had nowhere to store punches. If you saw this post on my craft room redo you will see that they were just sitting in a cubby. It was fine until my collection started to grow. I was afraid that because I couldn't see them I would buy a punch I already had. Well sure enough I did!

So my husband to the rescue :-) He built me this great shelf to hold all my punches. He has also already worked out how to extend it because I think with the new mini out I will need more space, don't you ;-)

The stamps do stack on the top of each other but I am running out of wall space so I just need to move the one above the stamp I want out of the way and it comes right out! I am a happy girl!!

Ok ladies here is what you can tell your husband or significant other about the instructions (These are as he remembers them)
  • 1/2" Dowels
  •  2" x 3/4" Wood of choice (he used really nice wood not expecting me to paint it oops!)
  •  Drill out the holes for the dowels at 1/4"
If you need more than that let me know, I can ask him. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine Goodie Box

Now that I have some time to concentrate on a super fun holiday I am excited to show you this cute little box. I just love love love the rose on top of the box. I can't take credit for it though a very crafty Stampin' Up! Demo Laura Haffke created the tutorial that I followed. She did such a wonderful job.

Here is the finished box; I can't wait to give it to my daughter! Yellow roses are her favorite!

Here is what you need:
33 So Saffron Ornament's from the Ornament Punch,
Tangerine Tango Stamp Pad
Stampin Sponge
Sticky Strip
Small Tag Punch
Grateful Greetinga stamp Set
1/4 Grossgrain Daffodil Delight Ribbon
Kraft Gift Box

Here is the Shopping List

Punch out 33 Ornaments from the So Saffron card Stock, Fold one side over using your Bone Folder. There are 5 Layers to this rose. 
layer 1 - 14 petals
layer 2 - 9 petals
layer 3 - 5 petals
layer 4 - 3 petals
Layer 5 - 2 petals rolled all the way up.
Base - Scallop Circle covered with Sticky Strip

Attach your petals according the photos:
Layer 1

Layer 2 -
Tip: Fold the top of the ornament so it "sits" on the base

Layer 3

Layer 4
Tip: Add more sticky strip before applying this layer & the next one.

Layer 5

 Final Product, isn;t it just the cutest thing!

Here is what else is included in this great stamp set, it covers all holidays. A definite must in my arsenal!

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help getting the flower put together. I am happy to pass on my lessons learned!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Current Stampin' Up! Promotions & Some website updates.

Happy New Year Everyone!
I can't really believe it has been almost two months since I last posted. My "day" job just happened to get incredibly stressful and busy and it took me away from my "FUN" job! I wanted to let you know that I have updated my blog with the new mini catalog and oh boy is it fun!!! I love all the stuff that is in there and can't wait to show you some new stuff. 

You will also notice a "Project of the Month" section on my blog. I hope to provide you a new project each month and best of all, if you click on the photo of the project it will take you directly to my store with everything already in there to purchase! I am sooo excited for 2012 and all the creative possibilities it holds :)

Also just a note of EXCITEMENT! Sale-A-Bration is getting ready to kick off! You can earn FREE products some that are exclusive to only this sale. Don't miss out :)

 I know I said it before but I will try to keep up. I have so many things to share with you and I do plan to make this blog my priority. Happy Stamping!