Friday, November 20, 2015

Online Extravaganza is Coming

Mark your calendars now for the Stampin' Up! 2015 Online Extravaganza happening Monday, November 23rd through Monday, November 30th. This is one promotion you don't want to miss!

To make this even better, there will be flash sales that last only 24 hours on Monday, November 23rd and on November 30th.

Details (aka "the fine print"):

  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for the Online Extravaganza.
  • Discounts range from 20% to 50%.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.

You can also go to my Online Store first thing Monday morning and view the items online.

See you back here Monday morning!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Emails

Every year my Stampintx email subscribers receive 12 exclusive tutorial projects delivered straight to their inbox! Would you like to be among the ones to receive these tutorials? Subscribe to my email list here the first of the 12 emails is heading to inboxes everywhere on Monday, November 23rd.

I thought I'd give you a sneak peek as to the types of projects I'll be sharing with you. The adorable Christmas Pillow Box pictured below will be the first tutorial my subscribers will receive. Wouldn't this be a cute way to give a gift to someone this Christmas?

With the step-by-step tutorial, you'll be creating and making gifts for your friends and family in no time! 

Would you like to receive these emails too? Subscribe here and you'll be all set!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A New Way to Stamp - In the Dark!

They say that "there's a first time for everything" and boy was that true for last night's stamp class! The evening started out as any other - guests arrived, I went over the projects we'd be making and everyone got to work. About an hour into the class, I had walked to my stamp room to grab something and suddenly everything went black! All the electricity in the house had gone out!

Luckily I had my phone on me and used it as a flashlight to get back to the front of the house to where everyone was stamping. Along the way I grabbed flashlights and I half expected everyone to say, "Well, I guess we'll have to finish another time." Not one person even hinted that they were leaving.  They, too pulled out their phones and pocket flashlights and continued on stamping and helping each other. It was SO much fun!!

Just take a look at the ladies - everyone had a great time, finished their projects and, boy, did we laugh!

Of course the night wouldn't have been complete without some teasing - "How could I expect my friends to stamp under these conditions?" or "I think we should be given a credit on our order for the physical hardship of the evening." I love that about my friends - we can laugh, tease and joke together!

What a memorable evening!!

Nancy's phone even had a little flip stand on it so the light could be aimed at just the right direction for her to create her cards. What a handy little case!

In my 9 plus years of stamping, I don't think I've ever had to stamp in the dark. And, I am so glad we did! Between the laughter, teasing and helping one another to finish the projects, this night will go down in my history of stamping as one of the best!

Thank you to all the ladies who came and "endured"!!  

Happy Stamping,

Monday, November 16, 2015

New - Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

Can you believe that in just a few short weeks we'll be saying goodbye to many of the from the Holiday Catalog? It's hard to imagine! It seems like the catalog just came out! 

This is something new to all of us. Usually we see a retired list for the Annual Catalog but starting with the Holiday Catalog, Stampin' Up! will now post a retiring products list for the smaller seasonal catalogs.

Ready to see the list? Keep in mind that the accessories are only available while supplies last. The retiring stamp sets will continue to be manufactured until December 28th.

If you've been waiting to purchase your Holiday products, now is the time! 

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Extra Spider Web Doilies on Hand?

This past Halloween, I went crazy using the adorable Spider Web Doilies from the Holiday Catalog. They are just so stinkin' cute! (Check out the Halloween ideas from this post.)

Well, now that Halloween is over, I do have a couple packages left and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them. That is until I saw this video from Stampin' Up! with some alternate uses for this fun product!

Just take a look at all the cuteness!

Aren't those great ideas? No need to stash the Spider Web Doilies away in a drawer until next year! Get them out and play with them in an entirely different way!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Snow Place and Snow Friends Framelits

Are you looking for a fun festive bundle of products that make adorable Christmas cards? If so, then the Snow Place stamp set and the Snow Friends Framelits are just the products for you! Talk about cute! Between the adorable penguin, the cute snowmen and all their accessories, this stamp set has the versatility for lots of "oh so cute" Christmas projects and cards!

Here are all the images that are included in the Snow Place stamp set:

And here are just a few adorable ideas using this set!

Just take a look at this first card that my friend, Janet, shared with me!  What an adorable penguin with hat!

The three cards below that use the Snow Place stamp set were swaps I received from Founder's Circle back in September.

This one was created by Eldona Epp from Canada. Isn't that one cute snowman?

And this cute fun-fold card was created by Peggy Murwin. Love the candy cane and bow tie on the penguin!

This adorable card was also a swap card but it did not have a name on it. Thank you to whomever created it! Another accessory to the hat - the holly berries and leaves!

This last card also didn't have a name on it but I really like the addition of the Winter Wonderland Vellum piece of paper on top of the black background. It really softens the intensity of the black and adds the pretty silver snowflakes!

Which card is your favorite? It's so hard to choose with so many possibilities!  And, before I forget, I also wanted to show you all the pieces in the coordinating Snow Friends Framelits:

These two products (Snow Place stamp set and Snow Friends Framelits) can be purchased separately but you're going to want to purchase them in a bundle. Why? You'll save 15% when you do! Saving is always good!

While you're taking checking out the Snow Place cute bundle on my Online Store, be sure to take a look at the Weekly Deals (also below) as well as the Clearance Rack. Those are two more great ways to save!

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Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Quick and Elegant Christmas Cards

Christmas - it's just 52 more sleeps until Christmas! (Like how I said "sleeps"? I think since that's the way my kids count down the time to the big day, I've just adopted it as the way to countdown to something!) 

Can you believe it? I can hardly believe that it's November already. Where has 2015 gone? The older I get, the faster time flies!

This month during my Stamp Factory class, we'll be creating 2 different Christmas cards. Who couldn't use more Christmas cards? Even though I start making Christmas cards every year in July, I usually find that the closer I get to Christmas, I still need more. With quick and simple (but very pretty!) cards like this, it's easy to get all your Christmas cards done and ready for the big day!

Card #1 - Flurry of Wishes
Want to see a creative way to save paper when making this card? Just check out the video tutorial below and see how!

Video Tutorial for Flurry of Wishes Christmas Card:

Supplies for Flurry of Wishes:

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Card #2 - Wonderland Silent Night
So elegant and simple!  The Wonderland stamp set is so versatile and I love the font of the sentiment.

Supplies for Wonderland:

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If you live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, then join me on Monday, November 9th for Stamp Factory and you'll leave with 8 cards (4 each of the 2 designs above) for FREE with your minimum order.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oh, What Fun with Christmas Tags

Oh, what fun these Christmas tags are!  I've been really impressed with Stampin' Up!'s adorable kits - everything from cards, to tags, to boxes and home decor items!  Kits are so much fun simply because the majority of the work is done for you. All the supplies are included and you can enjoy the creative process without having to design from scratch. The best part about this tag kit - in one evening you have 30 Christmas tags ready to go!

Let's take a look at these cuties, shall we?

Here is a picture of all the supplies included in the Oh, What Fun Kit.  

Along with the kit, I highly recommend purchasing the coordinating stamp set Oh, What Fun. You can use your own Christmas stamp sets but I have found that it's just easier (and quicker) using this one that goes with the kit (again, so you don't have to spend time designing - unless you just really want to design).

Just take a look at what these two fun products can create!

It was so much fun creating these tags with friends!

If this is a kit you're wanting to add to your shopping cart, let me give you a few tips that will help you put it all together:

  • Punch out all the parts and pieces. You'll have several sheets of white pieces (these are the pieces you'll stamp on) as well as several sheets of different shaped tags.
  • Stamp everything first including the "to" and "from" as desired on the back of the tags.
  • Know the extra products you may need:
    Oh, What Fun stamp set
    Garden Green Classic Ink Pad
    Mint Macaron Classic Ink Pad
    Real Red Classic Ink Pad
    Snail Adhesive (of Fast Fuse Adhesive)
    Crystal Effects
    Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Start assembling and have fun!

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Enjoy the fun and creativity of this Oh, What Fun Stampin' Kit!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Just Can't Get Enough of Lighthearted Leaves

I've got another stunning card today that features the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set. So gorgeous!

Isn't this a pretty card with all the bright colors? So fun! This particular leaf stamp set is great for any occasion card! 

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Supplies Used:

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Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lighthearted Leaves - Grateful for You Card

There's just something about this color combination that I love! Maybe it's the fact that's it's simple and clean, too, that really strikes me. Either way it's a great card that's easy to copy and make!

Would you like the step-by-step instructions for this cute card? It's here for you!

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Happy Stamping,