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December 2009

Garden From the Heart Frame

I recently had a customer contact me to create a Christmas Gift for her daughter.  Her daughter created this poem a few years ago out of those magnetic words that were on the fridge while she was visiting.  Mom had written the poem down and saved it.  This is what we came up with.


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I used the NEW Garden From the Heart stamp set that I received at Founder's Circle.  This set will be available for purchase on January 5th.  I stamped the two images on Watercolor Paper and colored them with Classic Ink Pads and my Blender Pens in Old Olive, So Saffron and Certainly Celery.  The two images were then cut out with my Paper Snips.  I love these scissors as I can get into very tight little spaces and I needed to on the flowers on the hat.  The poem is matted on Old Olive, So Saffron and Certainly Celery.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

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NEW Product Shares from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog

Occasions Mini Catalog Product Shares - please read these details.  I will take orders as long as the groups fill up.  When a group fills up, I will place the order, receive the order, repackage the products and get them out to youThe first order will be placed on January 5th

Satin Ribbon

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You will receive three yards of each color for a total of 27 yards of this yummilicious 5/8" satin ribbon.  The cost is $20.75 and includes the shipping. Colors are Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Basic Black - 5 people needed per group

$20.75 includes shipping

NEW Designer Series Papers
You will receive 36 6x6 pieces from our three new paper packs.  This cost is less than 35 cents per sheet!!  Price is $11.97 and includes shipping.  Sheets will be from the following packages - Sending Love, Shades of Spring and Sweet Pea - 8 people needed per group
 
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$11.97 includes shipping
 
Embellishments
Receive 12 Epoxy Brads (two of each style), 6 Corduroy embellishmentss, 4 Hugs and 4 Kisses love notes, 6 Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Pieces.   $12.77 includes shipping.  4 people needed per group
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All shares will ship after January 5th which is the first day to order from the New Occasions Mini Catalog. 

December Online Monthly Project

I am so excited to offer you this service!!!  My Online Project Club.  Each month, you will receive a tutorial showing you how to make the "Online Project of the Month"  Each full color tutorial will include over 20 pages of pictures with step-by-step instructions and can be yours for under $8 a month. 

You can see the other 23 issues I have available for purchase HERE

December 09 Project - Love Sparkles Love Notes Set

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Alternate project designs using the Love You Much stamp set

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Purchase the featured products at a 15% discount through the 9th of January, 2010.

You can purchase these tutorials three ways, click on the drop down arrow to make your choice.

One Month $9.95
Three Months $26.95
Six Months  $47.95 - Best value!
Subscriptions available
You may purchase the following products at a 15% discount through January 9th, 2010 if you purchase this months project tutorial, regular shipping and tax will apply.  This discount cannot be combined with any other offers.
 
Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' Kit 113918 $19.95 $16.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set 115370 $36.95 $31.40
Love You Much stamp set 113756 $25.95 $22.05 (use for the alternate desgns only)
 
December 09 - Love Sparkles Love Notes Set

Share the sparkle of love and excitement this Valentine’s Day! It’s easy and fast to create these unique love notes using the Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin’ Kit. Beautiful enough for the ladies and simple enough for the kids, this project is perfect for class Valentine’s or for giving to friends and family.

This tutorial will show you how to make:
 •   Thirty 3” x 3” Love Notes
 •   One Love Notes Box

This project features warm and traditional Valentine’s colors with a bit of a trendy flair. The self-adhesive die cuts make assembly quick and easy. Since the project uses minimal other supplies it is super easy to prepare and makes great kits, too. Plus it is a perfect kid and budget friendly project that you moms and kids can make together! All the inspiration you need to make beautiful and thoughtful love notes for giving this Valentine’s Day or for sharing sweet thoughts left on a pillow or in a lunch sack throughout the year!
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Last Minute Gifts with the Two Tags Big Shot die!

I had to whip up these quick gifts before we arrived at the Christmas gathering.  They were pretty easy with the Two Tags Die and the Treat Cups.

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The kids loved getting these!!!

I used some paper from the Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Pink Passion card stocks, and Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by, come back here on Tuesday for pictures and paypal links to my Occasions Mini Catalog Products Shares!!!


Gift for Miss Quenell (Mrs. Reid)

My daughter has had a student teacher in her classroom all year and she finished her student teaching this month.  I wanted to make her a name frame so she could display it in her new classroom.   During her student teaching, she was known as Miss Quenell but she is really Mrs. Reid as she got married this past summer.  Here is the name frame I made for her.

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She told my daughter that her favorite colors were yellow, pink and orange.  Well, of course, I had the perfect paper.  It is the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!  I used the Serif Essentials and Tiimeless Type Alphabets with my Big Shot to create her name and the Daisy die for the flowers.  I added a Summer Sun Corduroy Button and a Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad to the flowers.

Here is the tag I attached to the wrapped package.

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I used the Two Tags Bigz die and a Pumpkin Pie Flower Brad on this.  I ran the tag through the Big Shot with the Perfect Details texturz plate.  I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!!

  

Clear Mount Rubber Stamps are Coming!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!  My family is here visiting us and we are so excited.  Uncle Tom and Aunt Mimi always bring the kiddos the best stuff and we are busy playing with it right now.  Thank you all for your continued support of my business.  I hope you all have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!!!

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WOO HOO!! Stampin Up will start offering clear mount stamps with the Sale-A-Bration brochure and Occasions Mini Catalog. These stamps are the same rubber stamp but you mount them on our fabulous new clear acrylic blocks so you can see where you are stamping.  You can start ordering our new Clear Mount Rubber Stamps on January 5th!

Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option.

Our new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features

  • Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
  • Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
  • Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
  • Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
  • Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
  • Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.

Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.


January Card Kit of the Month

Featured Stamp Sets: A Happy Heart Stamp Set

Featured Accessories: Basic Small Grommets

You will receive all of the consumable supplies needed to create 12 cards. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples in the emailed instructions of “alternative” cards that you can make with the contents of the kit! In addition, you will receive step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. The price of the Card Kit is $16.95 add $3 if you need me to ship it to you. 

These projects include the fabulous Groom Specialty Paper shown on page 158 of the Stampin' Up! Catalog!!

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Payments for the Card Kits must be received by January 16th, 2010. Your kits should arrive by the end of the month.  Use the paypal links below to purchase your kit.  I also accept credit/debit cards, email or call me to use your card.

Special Offer for January!  Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Stamp Set, "A Happy Heart" and the coordinating accessory "Basic Small Grommets" at 15% off*!

Please email or call me if you would like to add any of these products:

Add on Products:
 
  • Basic Black Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Real Red Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Real Red Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25)
  • In Color Stampin' Write Markers ($17.95)
  • Neutral Stampin' Write Markers ($10.95)
  • Mat Pack ($9.95)
  • Paper Piercing Tool ($3.50)
  • A Happy Heart Stamp Set $22.95  $19.50
  • Basic Small Grommets $6.95  $5.90
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    Other Optional Purchases
        Stampin' Dimensionals $3.95
        SNAIL Adhesive $6.95 or refill $4.50
        Tombow Multi-purpose Adhesive $3.95
        Bone Folder $6.95
        Paper Snips $9.95
       
    *Regular tax and shipping apply to these purchases
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    Click here to place a Stampin' Up! order.

       



    Serene Snowflakes Christmas Card

    Here is another card we did at one of my Crank Out Your Christmas Card classes this season.  It uses a stamp set in the Holiday Mini called Serene Snowflakes.  If you need this set, you have until January 4th to get it. 

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    We cut a piece of lattice with the Lattice Die and the Big Shot, it is hard to see but it is behind the main image.

    The card also uses the Platinum Shimmer Paint for some of the snowflakes.  Did you know that Stampin' Up! will continue to carry this AWESOME product after the Holiday Mini Catalog expires.  Well they are, you can still purchase the Shimmer Paint after January 5th.

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    Gift Bag out of 12x12 card stock

    Here is another Gift Bag I made but this time I used our 12x12 Brilliant Blue card stock instead of DSP.  Click HERE to see the other gift bags I made out of the Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper.

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    I ran the Bold Snowflake wheel over the card stock with Whisper White Craft Ink.  The snowflakes were punched out of Shimmery White card stock with the Jumbo Snowflake Punch.  The Organdy Ribbon is threaded through the Jumbo Eyelets.  I have a pretty nifty gift in this bag..... :-)

    My kids are just bouncing off the walls in anticipation of Christmas, I hope Uncle Tom, Aunt Mimi and Nana can get here!!
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    Sneak Peak - My Matryoshka from the Occasions Mini Catalog

    Here is a sneak peak at one of the stamp sets that will be in the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog.  It is called My Matryoshka.

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    The card is one I received in a swap I participated in with some of my Founder's Circle buddies.  This was made by April Roycroft.

    It uses the following supplies:

    My Matryoshka stamp set, Lattice Bigz Die, Big Shot Machine
    Old Olive and Melon Mambo ink and card stock and the
    Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon

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    Last Minute Gifts or Stocking Stuffers - Quilted Flowers

    I love giving a handmade gift to friends and family each year and this year is no different.  I decided to give them these Quilted Flowers to attach to their purses or luggage. 

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    I used the Flower Folds Bigz XL die to cut the flowers out of fabaric and unbleached batting.  I then used a really old sewing maching to do the stitching.  Don't look too closely at the stitching as it is terrible.  I haven't used a sewing maching for over 10 years!!!  These also use the Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Grosgrain and Old Olive 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbons.

    Here is the one I have in my stamp room on one of my cupboards.  It uses the Rose Red Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.

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    and here is the one I have on my Big Shot Bag

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    I think we should make these in a class sometime.....stay tuned for that!!!

    Tuesday is the last day to take advantage of the 15-25% savings on select Big shot dies, click HERE to view the sale items.

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    Wandering Words Money or Gift Card Holder

    This is a project that I was showing at my December workshops and the gals loved it.  It uses the Wandering Words stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Items in the mini won't be available after January 4th so if you have had your eye on it, say "Merry Christmas to me" and get it for yourself today. :-)

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    The Real Red layer is 3 x 6 3/4 and the Whisper White is 2 3/4 x 6 3/4.  I used a little 3/4 x 2 3/4 strip of striped paper from the Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper also in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I wrapped the yummy Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon around it and adhered it to the back of the Real Red layer.  The three Silver Brads were added after I had the whole thing done so pay no attention to them on the inside. :-)  I have since redone it and hidden the brads under the layers on the top.

    The main body of the holder is a piece of Ballet Blue cut to 7 x 8 1/2, I put the longest edge up against the top of my paper cutter and scored it at 2 and 5 1/4.  Fold on the score lines.  Punch a half circle in the smallest section, fold up and use the Mono Multi Adhesive so it will stick really good.

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    Again, pay no attention to the Silver Brads showing on the inside as I added them as an after thought and did remake it so they didn't show.  Look at this as what NOT to do!!  The Happy Holidays greeting is from Many Merry Messages and the little corner accent if from the level 1 hostess set in the mini catalog called Patterned Pines.  If you like this hostess set, you have a couple more weeks to place your orders.

    Here is another money holder that we made at a class earlier this month but it is vertical instead of horizontal.  Click HERE for the details on this one.

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    A little ribbon and some bling......

    A friend of mine bought a stocking hanger at a craft bazaar we had here in town recently.  It was a little plain for her taste and had no hardware on it to hang it up.  She asked me if I could jazz it up a bit and of course, I said yes. :-)

    Here it is before I tricked it out..pretty blah

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    and here it is AFTER I tricked it out!!!  Much better with the ribbon and bling. :-)

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    I used our 1 1/4" striped Basic Black Grosgrain for the hanger and bows on each side.  The 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain and Gold Elastic Cord add some fun to the stocking hooks.  I also used the Jumbo Snowflake Punch and the Fine Galaxy Glitter Stack to make some blingy snowflakes.  The other snowflakes are punched out of Brushed Gold card stock and the Vintage Brad in the middle finishes them off. 

    Here is a close up shot of the snowflakes

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    Thanks Melissa, this was fun!!!

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    Candy and Big Shot Samples - Pennant, Matchbox

    I received the most delicious candy from one of my dear customers, Vesta.  She had been in Deadwood and picked this up for me.  Love the can!!!

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    But what is inside the can is even better!!

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    WOWSERS!!!!  Look at that chocolate!!  Notice that shimmer on the piece in the top right and the left center.  That is actually some sort of edible colored shimmer, you chocolate connoisseurs probably know all about this but I had never seen such a thing!

    These candies looked almost too good to eat.  You probably noticed that I said almost as, they are gone now. :-)

    And to keep this post stamping related, here is a card that we did at one of my Crank Out Your Christmas Cards class this season.

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    It uses the Serif Essentials Alphabet die set.  Have you been wanting an alphabet die set?  Well, now is the best time to get one. 

    We have the Timeless Type Alphabet die set on sale for 20% off!!  This set die cuts letters that are approximately 1 x 1.  Get this set for only $59.96 through December 22nd and remember I am offering FREE shipping up to 10%!!!  Click HERE to shop now and Click HERE to see all the items on the 12 Days of Christmas Sale. 

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    Here are some more samples of items made with dies that are on sale right now.

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    Matchbox die 15% off, get it for only $36.51

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    Pennant die 25% off, get it for only $29.96 and make banners like this SNOW one or hanging treat pouches as shown below.  

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    Christmas Tag You're It Class - the rest of the tags

    Check the bottom of this post for details on my upcoming product shares from the New Occasions Mini Catalog starting in January.

    Here are the rest of the tags I designed for the Christmas Tag You're It class I had yesterday.  I didn't use them all in class but I sure had fun designing them!

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    Fun with the Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper.  I also used the Definitely Decorative Stamp set and the Ornament Punch.

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    Swivel tag using the Season of Joy stamp set and the 5/16" brads.  I also used the Big Shot Machine with the Top Note.

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    Set of super easy tags.  I used a couple of the single stamps on these tags.  The Tag Tree in the Big Catalog and the Bearing Gifts stamp from the Holiday Mini. The pink tag uses the Merry Embosslit also from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The Elastic Silver Cord works great on these tags.  If you don't have your Silver and Gold cord, get is soon as it will be gone on January 4th.  I stamped the images in Versamark and embossed them with White Embossing Powder.

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    I saved the best for last.  These are by far my favorite tags.  They use the Sweet Treat Cups and the Two Tags Bigz Die.  The Two Tags die is on sale through December 22nd.  The red tag uses the Sweet Treats set with Real Red and Green Galore.  The blue tag uses the Spotlight on Christmas set and the striped paper is from the Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit.  Fun, fun, fun!!! 

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