Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Approaching Fast!

Good Morning Everyone!

I had to post this picture of the finished products of all Sage's Halloween treats.  They turned out so stinking cute!!!  What I liked about these better than ones I've done in the past, is the bottoms are sealed and crimped so the kids can use them to put other things in later.  Stickers, pencils etc....

This next project was done by one of my newest downline members, Kris Thomas.  Its so cute and is going to work with me today to sit on my desk.  Hand santitizesr at a refuse and recycle company is a must!! :0)

The Bitty Bat punch is behind the bottle, you can see his little wings sticking out.  These cute hand santitizers were from Bath and Body Works, this one is Spiders Web that is licorice and I saw another one that was Vampires Blood.  Kris got the idea from this gal :

I hope that works right, first time I put a link in!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

FREE Owl Punch!

Yes, thats right a FREE owl punch if you host a qualifying Stampin' Up! workshop in November 2010.
I've been having so much fun with my new punch and all the different things, besides an owl, you can do with it, I've decided to give it to my hostesses for FREE!

If you book a qualifying workshop in November 2010, I'll not only give you this punch for FREE but we'll make this cute card with it!  And YES, this would include a qualifying book party as well.

I saw a similar idea from someone on Splitcoast but now I can't find her name...lost amongst all my scraps!

So please email me if you'd like to do a book show in November or an actual workshop! 

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Halloween Treats!

OK, so a few posts back, I posted the Spooky Box that we did in my monthly workshops and I said I'd be making them for my daughter Sage's 2nd grade class.  Well, I changed my mind.....

Sage and I spent a couple hours on Sunday creating this adorable candy bar holder.  I saw something similar to it on Angie Juda's blog and my friend Micky Seerveld had a tutorial posted on her blog.  Since its for 2nd graders, I decided using up my retired stash was the way to go. 

This one is our prototype, currently we have eyeballs, eyelids and noses all over the place to make 30 of these.  I just wanted to share because I thought it was so cute even though my mouth and fangs are NOT perfect. So as you can see from the above picture that Sage has pulled out a Hershey's candy bar.  I better get cracking to be done by Wednesday.

Have a great Monday!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Spooky Ghost!

Well, I've had my new Owl Punch sitting on my desk for about a month now.......and I finally had time to do some playing!  I've seen this punch used for many a fun thing.  So since Halloween is almost here, I decided to try making the cute little ghosts I've seen.  And from inspiration from many places......this is what I came up with.

I used Basic Black cardstock as my base, embossed Pumpkin Pie with the groovy new Spider Web embossing folder in Stampin' Up!'s holiday mini.  Of course the Owl punch, punched out in Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock.  I stamped the saying from the set Grateful Greetings with white craft ink and attached my bat punched out with our Bitty Bat punch with glue dots and gave him some eyes with our white gel pen.  I thought he turned out pretty darn cute for a ghost!!!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Bat Girl!

 I had to do some quick thinking in our house this last week.....our daughter, Sage is in 2nd grade and is very  into her school and school spirit.  Which I think is great, but this week is Red Ribbon week.  What is Red Ribbon week? Well its about saying no to drugs and each day is a different theme.  For example one day was wear a hat day "put a cap on drugs", follow your dreams! don't do drugs (so they wore pj's to school).  You get the idea.  Well yesterday was "Be A Super Hero Making Super Healthy Choices" and you were suppose to dress as a super hero.  So in my quick thinking like Mommy super hero skills, this is what I pulled out of my hat!  Sage had a purple t-shirt that had the Batman logo on it (as it was purple, it was Bat Girl) and she had a pink sequin mask (of course), but what else to do.................

How about a pink head band with Basic Black bats punched out from the Bitty Bat punch and glue dotted to it!!!  Viola!  BAT GIRL!!

Whew!  Those quick thinking Mommy super hero skills wore me out! :0)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ABC's of a Handmade Holiday

It's hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner and Stampin' Up! wants to help make your holidays more special than ever! The ABC's of the Perfect Handmade Holiday will help you prepare for the holidays without all the stress. From October 19 - December 16, 2010, Stampin' Up! will be offering you holiday bundles perfect for creating Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--all at 20 percent off!!!!

To check out these awesome bundles click on the "20% Holiday Bundles" image to the right for a complete listing.
To take advantage of these amazing deals head over to my Stampin' Up! website and then click on the SHOP NOW button on the top right hand corner!

Happy Stamping!!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Peace On Earth

Good Morning Everyone!
I wanted to post a quick picture before I head off to work.  I know it seems almost impossible but Christmas is only about 2 months away.  YIKES!  So we need to start thinking about Christmas cards....this one was shared with me from a friend and she received it in a swap.  So I apologize that I do not know the original artist.  If you are it please shout it out!

Its a very simple card but I think it works as it does have the 3 elements I spoke about in a post before.  The stamp it, layer it and embellish it.

I just love our embossing folders and she used the Petals-a-Plenty on the Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment is from the set Four the Holidays and of course the ornament is from Delightful Decorations and punched out with the coordinating punch.  Very simple but very nice.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My October Swap

Good Morning!
Boy, I've really had a mental block lately, but I had to get it in gear since I have a downline swap tomorrow.  So since I didn't post anything this weekend...I thought I'd get out a quick post this morning. 
This is my downline swap, VERY simple but I think it works.
I always make sure my gals know to do at least 3 things when they swap:  Stamp it, layer it and embellish it.
Those 3 elements will always make your recipent go WOW.

I've "stamped it" with the Just Believe stamp set in Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso ink.  My card base is Early Espresso and "layered" with Whisper White cardstock.  I've "embellished" it with the Peach Parfait stitched ribbon and punched it at the bottom with the Scalloped Edge Border punch.
I didn't have the Peach Parfait ink (I know gasp!) but I think the Pumpkin Pie and Peach Parfait go together great!

Have an awesome day!!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cookie Sheet Calendar

Good Morning!
Boy I apologize, I have been extremely lax in posting.  With the first month of school, we've been busy busy.  I feel like I have had no time to create.  But I for sure will today!  Although I haven't gotten to do that yet...I wanted to share something my friend and usual convention roommate, Sandy Kanapilly, made a couple years back.  A cookie sheet calendar.  She made it for an organized swap (which I wasn't in) and she gave me one too!  I'm sure she knew I'd whine like a baby if she didn't have one for me!  I was changing it out to October this morning (see I am behind!) and thought........this is so cute, I'm going to share!  It hangs in my stamping room/office and I just LOVE it!  Thank you Sandy!

As you can see (sorry the picture is not so great), it a cookie sheet from the dollar store.  Designer Series Paper which is now retired, which she drew a grid with a ruler.  She made headers for every month which have magnets attached, as do the numbers and I just switch them out every month.  She also has little extra magnets for each month, like for October the magenet pumpkin.  She used the crop-a-dile to punch through the top to add the ribbon for hanging.  The back of the calendar is big enough to store all the months not being used along with the extra numbers you might have and the little extra embellishments.  Super cute!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Clearance Rack Updated!!


Want to find a great place to discover discontinued Stampin’ Up! merchandise for fantastic prices?  Now, from October 5–18, Stampin' Up is adding over two hundred more discontinued items--some at up to 80 percent off!

Stampin' Up! has just updated their clearance rack and its amazing.  The deep discounts they are offering will make you drool! :0)  (Make sure you keep clicking on the forward arrow, it looks likes there are only 10 pages but there are many many more!)

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:

•Everything is first come, first serve, so head there ASAP!

•Orders for Clearance Rack items can be placed through my Online Store Only.
•Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits!

•All sales of discontinued items are final.

Happy Shopping!  And remember if you order at least $35, you'll get a free gift from me, but you must contact me directly, this offer is good October 5-October 9, 2010 and good only through me!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Just Believe

Good Morning!
I haven't had a lot of time to create.  We had to decorate for Halloween this weekend and just too many things going on but I wanted to share a card that one of my downline made last month.  Vicky Brockman made this and I just love the color combo.

She used the Square Lattice embossing folder with the Just Believe stamp set, they main color is Poppy Parade.  The green in this picture looks really washed out but it is Pear Pizzaz, along withDaffodil Delight.
In person the colors are very vibrant.
Have a great day!!

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