Saturday, October 30, 2010

Season Greetings

This morning I had a Christmas card class, this is one of the cards we made. You've already seen two of the other cards in my previous post and I will photograph the other two soon and get them on my blog.

I know I need to work on some more Christmas items but I still want to make some Fall items. I saw this really cute scarecrow card that I am wanting to case, so hopefully I can get around to it soon. I wish I had as much time and energy as I would need to create all the ideas floating around in my head. Maybe some day.... but for this season in my life I am just thankful for all that I have. Being a mommy is the greatest thing.

Well, until next time....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Save, Save, Save!

Save 20% on the following product bundles....


Vintage Christmas Card Bundle
• Bells & Boughs Stamp Set • Deck the Halls DSP
Wood: #124067, $23.92Clear: #124068, $19.92



Contempo Christmas Card Bundle
• Contempo Christmas Stamp Set • Jolly Holiday DSP
Wood: #124071, $20.72Clear: #124072, $17.52



Tags til Christmas Bundle #1
• Tags til Christmas Set • Decorative Label Punch
Wood: #124077, $38.32 Clear: #124078, $31.92



Tags til Christmas Bundle #2
• Tags til Christmas Set • Ornament Punch
Wood: #124478, $38.32 Clear: #124477, $31.92



Gift Packaging Bundle
• Gifted Stamp Set • Mini Lunch Sacks
Wood: #124083, $26.32 Clear: #124084, $19.92



Simply Adorned Gift Bundle
• Charming Stamp Set • Simply Adorned 1″ x 1-1/4″ Charm • Simply Adorned 24″ Chain#124076, $39.88



Frame Gift Bundle
• Definitely Decorative Chunky Frame • Small Chocolate Chip Dotted Flourish D├ęcor Elements#124075, $19.92

Holiday Bundle Update: Due to vendor delays, the Decorative Label Punch is on backorder. Since this punch is part of our Handmade Holiday promotion that started October 19, Stampin’ Up! is offering two options:
• You can continue to order the Tags til Christmas Bundle and receive the 20% off pricing. The Tags til Christmas stamp set will ship immediately and the Decorative Label Punch will ship as soon as they are in stock.
• Or you many order our alternative Tags Til Christmas Bundle #2 that includes the Ornament Punch instead of the Decorative Label Punch. This bundle will be available throughout the promotion even when the Decorative Label Punch is no longer on backorder.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dasher, Dasher

Black isn't normally a color I use on a Christmas card but I really like the elegance of the Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. I've also been dying to use my new embossing folder from the mini catalog.

The Dasher stamp isn't new and the wood block has the ink stains to prove it but he still is a favorite. This is another simple Christmas card but with a 9 month old baby, things have to be done quickly so this is great. Hope you enjoy it.

Items Use
Stamp Set: Dasher
Card Stock: Cherry Cobler, Basic Black, & Whisper White
Other: Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Basic Black Ribbon

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Little Bit of Christmas

It's a cold and rainy day in Southern California. I have stayed indoors all day with Malachi because who wants to take a baby out in the rain? I wish Malachi would want to snuggle under the blankets with me but instead he wants to crawl and explore. He is into everything, including the doggy bowls. I'm sure he will learn the word "NO" very soon. Well even though he has kept me on my toes today, I still managed to sneak in this simple Christmas card.

I am having a Christmas Card Class on October 30th at 10:30 AM, the first one for the season. Hope some of you can join me and get a head start on those Christmas Cards. Make sure to RSVP by October 28th.

Items Used:
Stamp Sets- Holiday Happiness
Card Stock- Real Red, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke
Other- Stampin' Write Markers (Real Red, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight), Big Shot, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wicked Fancy Favor

I wanted to make something for the girls in my stamp club, so I thought what better than a box with candy since it's Halloween this month.

I used the Fancy Favor die with my Big Shot and the Wicked Cool stamp set. These little boxes came out pretty cute and it didn't take me long at all. I am liking the waffle paper, it adds a little to each project I use it on. Since these were so easy to make maybe I'll make some more for my sisters or something. hmmmm......

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Wicked Cool
Ink- Basic Black
Card Stock- Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Other- Waffle Paper, Fancy Favor Box, Big Shot, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Circles # 2 die

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sending Thanks

I love Thanksgiving. I always debate whether I love 4th of July or Thanksgiving more. They are both great holidays that are usually filled with great friends and family. Although the food is always better on Thanksgiving! I am thankful that its almost time to celebrate all that I am thankful for.

Anyway I got my inspiration for this card from a card I saw on Stampin' Connection (SU! demo site) by Stephanie Robnett. My card is a little different but the main idea came from her.

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Paisley Print & Seasonal Sentiments
Card Stock- Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink- Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Craze
Other- Big Shot, Early Espresso Ribbon, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wicked Cool

I kept seeing really cute cards with this stamp set and so I bought it. I didn't need it but I wanted it so here it is. I inked it up. I have been wanting to stamp all week but hadn't gotten around to it, although I did clear out some junk in my craft room.

Last year in November in preparation for Malachi to be born we decided to move the office/craft room to the guest room and make the office/craft room the baby's room. I was at the end of my pregnancy and it was the holidays so toward the end I ended up piling a bunch of scraps and other miscellaneous craft items and projects into a big SU! box. Well, I finally cleaned it out. It only took me 10 months. Well everything is almost put away or in the trash, just a few things are left on my desk awaiting my decision. My desk is never clean anyway.

Well I said all that to say this, I finally made a card. Here it is. Hope you enjoy it. Now to work on some projects for Stamp club this Tuesday......

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Greeting Card Kids

One of the first stamp sets I ordered from the SU! Idea Book & Catalog when it released in July was Greeting Card Kids. This stamp set is so adorable.

This is one of the cards we made at my card class on World Card Making Day. I used the web embossing folder on the Basic Black card stock and then sprayed it with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

Items Used:
Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids
Paper: Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Water Color Crayons, Blender Pen, Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Basic Black Ribbon, Circle Punch, Web Embossing Folder, Big Shot



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