Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Because of the unusually high demand for our Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (available in the Holiday Mini, #120809), there is a possibility that we will deplete our inventory within the next week, and we will be unable to order more.
If you were interested in this adorable, glittery paper, please place your orders now before supplies are gone! Once the Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper has sold out, we have other beautiful holiday alternatives you may want to consider: Jolly Holiday (#117159) and Deck the Halls (#120810).

Don't miss out!
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Bells are Ringing

What a crazy raining day! After such a hectic few days the start of the new week has actually brought a level of calm. I was able to squeeze in time on Sunday before Stamp-a-stack to make a card for this week’s Stamping 411 challenge. Even though thanksgiving is about a week away I seem to be focused on Christmas lately so this week’s creation is another Christmas card. I used some great items from the Holiday mini catalog for this card, including the Bells and Boughs stamp set, the fabulous Deck the Halls DSP and coordinating fabric. I started with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the cardbase and used the scallop trim border punch on a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock before layering it with a piece of designer paper. Then I had a piece of Deck the Halls fabric laying on my desk that was already cut out with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die so I decided to use that as well.

The focal image is stamped with Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock before being colored in with a blender pen and classic inks and pastel chalks. This piece was then matted Early Espresso and Always Artichoke cardstock before being added to the card. The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (have I mentioned how much I love this greeting set?) and was punched out with the Curly Label punch and tucked under the fabric. The last item is a small bow tied with Very Vanilla 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon that is glued on with glue dots.

So I use to say that the “vintage style” was definitely not me but with all the great coordinating products Stampin’ Up! Offers it makes it very easy to pull together a beautiful card. Thanks for checking it out and I hope you enjoy.

Have a great week!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Don't Miss out on this Promotion!

Stampin’ Up! Just announced a promotion that is too good to pass up! If you have ever considered becoming a demonstrator, or just want to get a discount on products, this is for you. From November 15 through November 30, 2010 you can purchase the Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits for only $87.50--that is 50 percent off the regular price of $175 for over $310 worth of paper or digital crafting and business supplies! FIFTY PERCENT OFF!

I love being a demonstrator and all the great people I’ve had the opportunity to get to know, along with fabulous productions and I encourage you to take advantage of this never-before-seen offer before it ends on November 30, 2010! You can sign up any time beginning November 15th quickly and easily by going to my official SU website and clicking on Join Now. My recruit authorization password is bristowstampers.

Here's the Details:

• The Simply Amazing Recruiting Promotion lasts from November 15 through November 30, 2010. Do not put it off!!! This would be a great Christmas gift to ensure you get what you really want this year!

• Both the Standard Starter Kit and the Digital+ Kit are available at 50 percent off the regular kit. These are full starter kits, not mini or reduced-content kits. AMAZING!

• Recruits can still add the Stampin' Memories or Digital+ Add-On and will pay the regular add-on price. These are a really good deal, too--be sure to look them over!

• Recruits who join during the Simply Amazing Recruiting Promotion are still eligible for all programs available to a new recruit. This includes but is not limited to the extra 10 percent Instant Income offer, Stampin' Start, the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit, and a free two-month Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription. Plus, you get to be part of my team!

• As always, the demonstrator Starter Kit is only available to new recruits and not to current demonstrators.

• Download the full color flyer here Download Starter_Kit_Flyer_1110_US

Please call me if you’re interested (703) 403-8244 or email: cdeichfeld@msn.com. I'd love to chat about how Stampin' Up can fit into your life!
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Holiday Gift Fair

For those of you who aren’t quite finished with your holiday shopping (or maybe haven’t even started) I wanted to let you know that I’ll be participating in a Holiday Gift Fair tomorrow, November 13 from 8:00-4:00 in Gainesville. There will be 24 different vendors so you are sure to find something for everyone on your list.

There will also be a children’s craft area where children of all ages will be encouraged to make something special that they can keep or give as a gift.

The Fair will be at the Church of the Word (the blue house next to McDonald’s on 29 (14215 Lee Highway).

I hope to see you there!
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Stamp-a-Stack Projects

Happy Monday.  Today I wanted to share some of the projects for this Sunday's Stamp-a-stack.  This month we're focusing on holiday cards so the 4 main card designs are holiday themed and the card option is an everyday card.  Here a a few of the cards we'll be making.  The remaining two designs will be saved for the class attendees on Sunday.

This card uses the new fabric and big buttons, you've got to see it in person!

There's still time to RSVP, just call or email me by Friday.  Hope to see you there!

Have a great week!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Bells and Boughs

Things have been so busy with our family that my stamping time has been drastically reduced, which I missed.  Thankfully I had enough time between our final TBall game and appointments to sit down for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge.  The arrival of the cold weather is really making look forward to the upcoming holidays and all the fun family moments we get to share.  That was the inspiration for this weeks card.  I started with a cardbase of always artichoke then that added a piece of crumb cake cardstock.  Then I added 4 strips of Deck the Halls DSP

I used the Big Shot to cut 2 Top Notes out (one in Very Vanilla, the other in Cherry Cobbler).  I trimmed the edge off the Very Vanilla piece and then sponged always artichoke around the edge.  I used the large poinsetta image from the Bells and Boughs stamp set and stamped it in always artichoke.  A stamped the image a second time on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out so I could mask the image by stamping in crumb cake with the En Francis background stamp.  The image was colored in with a blender pen and always artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, and Regal Rose classic ink pads. 

To add some bling to the center of the poinsettas I added some champagne shimmer paint (to apply it in little dots I used my paper snips and dipped them in the paint and then dotted the paper).  I used a piece of Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon and cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon (tied with a Basics Glimmer Brad). 

For the greeting I went to my go-to stamp set (it has practically any greeting you need), Tiny Tiny Wishes and stamped with always artichoke ink on crumb cake cardstock and punched it out with the Modern Label punch.   The greeting is mounted with dimensionals so it pops.  The final touch was small pearls in the top right corner and medium pearls on the greeting. 

I love how this card turned out, very elegant.  No check out the inspiration for this card.
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend and halloween. It's always great to see all the neighbor kids all dressed up and so excited.  I thought I would share a quick picture of my little Indiana Jones (so cute!) and daddy.

Have a great week!
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