Friday, November 30, 2007

Fall/Winter Collection Retirement List

Happy Saturday Morning!

Stampin' Up! has just released the retiring stamp set list for the Fall/Winter Collection. These sets will be available through the end of the month. Once the new Spring/Summer Collection arrives, these retiring sets will NO longer be available to purchase. They will be gone forever!

You can view the retirement list online at this link.

Stampin' Up! has also revamped their customer website, check out the new look. Be sure to view the website often for updates and details about specials and promotions!

Contact me if you would like to purchase retiring products before they're gone! For delivery in time for the holidays, please have orders placed on of before December 14th.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Holiday Gift Idea

This week I wanted to share a quick and easy holiday gift idea with you. I was at Target a while back and found some lotions and soaps in the dollar spot along with some baskets. I decided to grab a couple of each and see what I could do with them once I got home. Well needless to say, they sat in the closet for a while until I came across them the other day.
I grabbed a few supplies that I had on hand, like scissors and adhesive and some ribbon. Then, I rummaged through my pile of designer papers and came across some that matched the color of the lotion itself. I covered the bottles with the paper to create my own labels. Finally, I added some ribbon and tags and viola...a handcrafted and unique gift basket. All created using left over supplies and some inexpensive bottles of lotions. Now it's your turn!

Although, I don't think Target currently has these items in the dollar spot anymore, I'm sure you could find inexpensive soaps and lotions somewhere else that would work great for this project. Please note that the designer paper I used for this project is retired from the last Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, it is no longer available for purchase. If you would like to order another designer print, the November Paper Party Promo is still going on for the next couple days. Check out Stampin' Up! for more details about this promo.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Holiday Orders

Please be sure to place all your Stampin' Up! orders before December 14th to ensure delivery in time for the holidays. Check out the Official Stampin' Up! website for information about current specials and promotions as well as the online catalogs.

Holiday gift certificates are also available for purchase. Available in any denomination to suit your needs. Be sure to give your Stampin' Up! wish list to your friends and family members!

Wrapping Up The Holidays

November 23-December 15, 2007

Stampin' Up! is wrapping up the year with great holiday wrapping projects! These projects are the perfect way to give your gifts a one-of-a kind look and style. The spirit of the season isn't just about the gift-it's also the care that goes into the wrapping of it!

Check out Stampin' Up!'s new holiday promotion, Wrapping Up The Holidays. Contact me today to place your orders!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Black Friday Specials

This Friday, November 23rd, is Black Friday and in honor of this busy holiday shopping day, I will be running a few ONE DAY ONLY specials on all Stampin Up! orders.

Place a product order of $25 to $49 and receive an item of your choice valued at $5 or less for FREE.
Place a product order of $50 to $74 and receive an item of your choice valued at $10 or less for FREE.
Place a product order of $75 to $99 and receive an item of your choice valued at $15 or less for FREE.
Place a product order of $100 or more and receive an item of your choice valued at $20 or less for FREE.

This is a great opportunity to buy gifts for others or to treat yourself! I must receive all orders by 8pm on Friday for them to be eligible for these specials.
Don’t forget to visit for all Stampin’ Up! company specials.

Contact me via email or phone to place your order. Orders will be placed Friday evening and will be delivered during the week of December 3 through the 7.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Holiday Gift Certificates

Do you love stamping and/or scrap booking? Do you know someone who does? This year make shopping easy, purchase a Stampin’ Up! gift certificate.

Gift certificates are available in the denomination of your choice. Each gift certificate purchased through me will also receive a FREE hand stamped by stamp to use on all your handcrafted projects.

If you are interested in a Stampin’ Up! gift certificate, please contact me. And don’t forget to give your friends and loved ones your Stampin’ Up! wish list!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Microscope Slide Ornaments

I thought I would go with a project idea other than a card for this week's tutorial. I hope you like it!

You will need microscope slides for this project. I purchased mine online at They were about $4.00 plus S/H for 36 slides. I mistakenly bought ground edges instead of all clear. They work good, but I think next time I would go with the totally clear ones. I've heard you can also get slides at craft stores, but I haven't ventured out to see if this is true.


Acetate (you can also use cardstock if you don't have the acetate), 2 microscope slides, sticky strip tape (super sticky tape), embossing powder (here I used Iridescent Ice), versamark, ink, glitter, heat tool, ribbon, and stamps.


Cut 2 pieces of acetate the same size or a little smaller than your slides. Stamp images on one sheet. Heat with your heat tool to set the ink. Stamp versamark covering the other sheet of acetate and sprinkle with embossing powder. Then emboss with your heat tool.

Next, sandwich your acetate pieces between the slides.

Cut a piece of ribbon for the hanger and sandwich that as well.

Cut your sticky strip to go around the outside of the slides. This will adhere the slides together. Running it along the slides and pinching it over the edges.

Next, roll the edges in glitter to cover the sticky strip.

Have fun, these are super easy and pretty. They would make a nice inexpensive gift.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Winter Joy Shaker Card

This card used acetate, glitter, and foam tape to create a 3D window.

1. Cut a piece of cardstock for your card base, here white was used.

2. Cut a piece of cardstock for the background, here I use Soft Sky, then stamp a background of images onto this cardstock.

3. Cut another piece of cardstock (here I used Soft Sky again) for the window piece, cut a piece of acetate and a piece of neutral cardstock ( here I used white) slightly smaller than the window piece.

4. Then punch out a "window" in the colored cardstock, and adhere the acetate with glue or tape.

5. Cut pieces of foam tape, adhere to back side of window/acetate cardstock, be sure that all foam tape edges touch each other. You don't want the glitter to leak out when you shake the card.

6. Sprinkle glitter onto the acetate and set aside. (When placed on the finished card it will look like snow inside the window)

7. Stamp an image on the neutral cardstock so that it will show through the window. Adhere this piece of the cardstock to the foam tape to complete the "shaker window".

8. Adhere the window cardstock to the back ground cardstock.

9. Add ribbon to the completed background piece and then adhere to the cardstock card base.

10. If desired, add glitter embellishments to the finished card. I added icicles under my window and trimmed JOY in glitter.

Supplies needeed for this card...

Cardstock: White, Soft Sky, Acetate

Ink: Soft Sky

Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter for window, Foam Tape, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamond Dust, square or circle punch for making the window

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Holiday Card Making Event

Today was my first holiday card making event of the season. It was a stormy afternoon, great for stamping! Thanks to the girls who came, it was a lot of fun!
We created five different holiday/winter cards. These are just a couple of the ones we did. If you would like more information on how to make them, please contact me.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

November Stampin' Up! Specials

Now through the end of November, Stampin' Up! will be offering a special on all the Designer Series Papers. Purchase 3 packs and get the 4th one FREE. That's a $9.95 value for free.

Also, help Stampin' Up! honour dear friend and Australia General Manager, Dave Abbott. Dave passed away from a rare blood disease, and during November they're donating 100 percent of the sales worldwide from the All in the Family stamp set to the Dave Abbott Family Fund. This set can be viewed online or on page 83 in the catalog. If you've been wanting this set, now is the time to order.

For more information about Stampin' Up! promotions, please contact me.