Sunday, December 20, 2009

Digging out from our Snowy Weekend!

I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. I've been swamped with work, christmas preparations and activties and have found little time for stamping. Like the rest of the east coast we were treated to a major winter storm, just in time to ensure we have a white christmas. Saturday and spent the day with our annual christmas cookie baking (8 different types of cookies that get delivered to all the neighbors and coworkers) but today I set aside time to stamp and love this weeks Stamping 411 Challenge.

Since I've wrapped up my christmas cards for this year I couldn't help but break out my Occasions Mini catalog preview items (I love that as a demonstrator we get a whole month to play with the great new items before they are officially available for sale). I started with the Vintage Vogue Stamp set and the Stending Love Speciality Designer Paper (each sheet has glitter on one side which is fantastic).
The card base is Chocolate Chip and I used Chocolate Chip ink and the Very Vogue Jumbo Stampin' Around wheel along the bottom. Then I matted piece of the DSP on Pretty in Pink cardstock. The stamped image I colored in with various Stampin' Write markers and then matted it on Old Olive cardstock. I wrapped a piece of 5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (new in the upcoming Occasions Mini catalog) before adhering it to the card. The greating is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then punched out with the Modern Label Punch and tucked under the piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock. Last I stamped the small flower image with Real Red ink and cut out the flower with Paper Snips and used a Stampin' Dimensional to pop-up the flower.

I've decided that I liked this card so much that I decided to use it for a swap I'm currently in so I hope everyone will love it as much as I do. The new items from the upcoming mini catalog are fabulous and can't wait to share it with all of you, they definately are making me look forward to spring, once we dig out of all this snow.
Hope you have a great week and have a Merry Christmas!
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Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Sale Starts Today!

Starting today throught December 22 don't miss this great opportunity to pick up some great products to go with our Big Shot. You can even get them in time to put under the christmas tree, you just need to place your order by December 15 in order to arrive in time for Christmas. The discounts range between 15-25 percent and there you don't need to by anything else to pick up these great deals. Check out the SU' Store website for all details and don't forget to order off my website to ensure you get the lowest prices:

Item Description Regular Price Discounted Price
114515 Flower Burst Embosslits die $11.95 $8.96
114516 Cherry Blossom Embosslits die $11.95 $8.96
115957 Thanks Embosslits die $11.95 $8.96
114513 Sweetest Stem Embosslits die $11.95 $8.96
115952 Hi Embosslits die $11.95 $8.96
115951 Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits die $74.95 $59.96
113446 Build a Flower #2 Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die $19.95 $16.96
114509 Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits 4-Pack die $21.95 $18.66
113448 Hearts Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die $19.95 $16.96
113457 Tulipe Bigz die $21.95 $16.46
115954 Two Tags Bigz die $21.95 $18.66
114524 Fringed Flower Bigz die $19.95 $15.96
114523 Decorative Accents Bigz die $19.95 $15.96
114534 Flower Bigz Clear die $19.95 $15.96
113473 5-Point 3D Star Bigz die $19.95 $15.96
113472 Circle 3D Ornament Bigz die $19.95 $16.96
113470 Flower Layers w/Leaf Bigz die $19.95 $16.96
113465 Bird w/Leaves and Flower Bigz die $19.95 $16.96
115961 Perfect Setting Bigz XL die $42.95 $32.21
113483 Pennant Bigz XL die $39.95 $29.96
113484 Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die $39.95 $31.96
116760 Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die $39.95 $29.96
116759 Pop-Up 3D Ball Bigz XL die $39.95 $29.96
114890 Matchbox Bigz XL die $42.95 $36.51
113458 Flower Layers Originals die $15.95 $13.56
114336 Kraft Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2) $12.95 $10.36
114334 Dark Gray Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2) $12.95 $10.36
114337 Chocolate Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2) $12.95 $10.36
114335 White Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2) $12.95 $10.36
118797 So Saffron Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118798 Rose Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118799 Taken With Teal Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118800 Pretty In Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118801 Bashful Blue Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118802 Real Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118803 Old Olive Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118804 Black Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118805 Night of Navy Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118806 Certainly Celery Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118807 Tempting Turquoise Décor Elements Sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118808 Clear Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118809 Pumpkin Pie Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118810 Pixie Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118812 Sahara Sand Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118813 Gable Green Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118814 Basic Gray Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $12.95 $9.71
118815 Chalkboard Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2) $14.95 $11.21

Hope you enjoy and let me know if you have any questions.

Happy holidays!
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Snow Swirled Christmas Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday! What a weekend, it’s officially feeling like winter here with our unexpected snow fall on Saturday. We got the last of our outdoor decorations up on Sunday and Aidan took the opportunity to play in the snow, what fun. I participated in a Vendor Open House in my development last week and my neighbor purchases a bundle of Christmas cards but asked me to stamp a greeting on the inside so I had the Snow Swirled stamp set out on my desk and figured I might as well you is for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge as well.

The card base is Old Olive and I cut it at 4 ¼ x 11 before folding in half (I don’t use this layout nearly enough). The decorative strip uses a piece of the Merry Moments DSP that is matted on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I used the Eyelet Border Punch on both sides. The main image is the tree from the Snow Swirled Stamp Set stamped with Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped the stars in Real Red and then added Dazzling Diamonds to each star with my Two Way Glue Pen. This image is then matted on a piece of Chocolate Chip Textured Cardstock before adhering it to the card.

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the right embellishment and then I saw I had an extra snowflake cut out with the Snowflake punch from last weeks challenge so I decided to use that. I sprayed the snowflake with some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint spray I created before using a Clear Rhinestone Brad to attach the snowflake to the card. Finally the greeting is from the same set using Chocolate Chip ink.

I love how this card turned out and I think it has just the right amount of sparkle that anyone would love to receive.

Enjoy and have a great week!
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Easy Stencil Ornaments

I’ve been a busy bee this week trying to complete all my holiday gifts as well as getting ready for our last stamp-a-stack this Sunday. A while back Stampin’ Up! posted a great video for demonstrators that showed an awesome card using our new Décor Stencils and I instantly fell in love and new we would have to try this great technique. Below is one of the cards we’ll be making but you have to attend to get all the details.

There is still time to RSVP so contact me to reserve your spot!
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Dormant Stamp Sets Discontinued on January 4, 2010

Just announcement, several of the stamps sets currently on our dormant list have been available for a year and now it is time to say goodbye.

The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010.

Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

If any of these stamp sets are on your wish list, make sure to purchase them before they are gone for good!
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