Friday, December 18, 2015

Here's another card we made at our demonstrator meeting last week. I love getting together with these ladies! They are so fun! I designed this one to be one of our make & takes because I wanted to showcase some of the products from the upcoming Occasions mini. This card is a super-fast one - especially with some of the new tools from the new mini! 

The Hip Hip Hooray piece in Basic Black was cut using a die from the Pop-Up Party thinlits. It's super cute - but this is only one way that it can be used. Stay tuned for my next blog post that will show you another way. :) Those adorable little balloons are a punch, too - in a cute little pack of three. There's also a cupcake & candle. Perfect for those birthday cards! AND THAT TWINE! so sweet!

And my favorite part of this card has got to be the paper stack that the background paper is from. It's like 4 packs of designer paper in one. I love it! And I love that you get 4 sheets of each design. That way it is super easy to replicate your cards. I smell a stamp-a-stack!

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Does this ever happen to you? You're trying to make a card, but none of the stamps you have say what you want to say?

Me too. That's when I break out the mix & match. I decide what I want to say, and then I use parts of a few different stamps to piece it together! It kinda reminds me of clipped letters from magazines. 

Can you spot the sneak peeks in this card? There are a couple!

The background is stamped using a stamp set from the Occasions mini which will go live in January. So's the birthday stamp. :)

Hope you like!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Occasions Sneaky Peek!

This time of year is always fun for me. For one thing, my stamp-a-stacks are usually all done by now, and I get a couple of weeks off, which is nice. But more importantly... because I'm a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it is important that I get things early so that I have a chance to play with them before I demo them to all of you!

How many new products can you spot here? Hard to tell, because it's pretty much all new! ha! This stamp set and framelits bundle is going to be a smash hit. It is gorgeous, and there are so many ways that you can play with it!!! I really like how this one looks like stained glass. We made the above card at our demonstrator meeting last week. (yes, there are a group of us demonstrators who get together and make awesome projects every couple of months. It's super fun. You should join us!)

This was my first attempt at the card. I wanted to show the difference between the framelits and the stamp set. They're both gorgeous. And notice the shimmery paper? You probably didn't; it's hard to see in these pictures. But it's coming BACK! And I love it :) And you will too! If you want to make one of these cards, why not schedule a class with me in the new year? You can have some friends over, make a cute card, see some new product demonstrations, and get some Sale-a-Bration rewards! I'm booking now! Contact me for more info!


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Make A Wish!

Christmas Paper doesn't have to mean Christmassy projects. Just sayin'. 

This gate-fold card used the Season of Cheer Designer Paper, too! And the glittery ribbon from the Holiday Catalog! I took a sheet of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 2 1/8" & 6 3/8" to get the gate-fold. When I tie ribbon around my cards like this, I like to attach it at the back so it doesn't fall off completely whenever you open it! My fave adhesive is Fast Fuse... if you don't love it yet, we need to talk. That stuff is seriously amazing. And cheaper by the foot than Snail! yay!

Note that many items from the Holiday Catalog are now on an as-supplies-last basis. If there's something you want, get it now before it's gone!!

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Year-End Sale is ON NOW!

I don't think Stampin' Up! has ever done this before. It's like a pre-Christmas boxing day sale. Awesome!! We've known for a couple of weeks now that some items from the Holiday Catalog are on a Retiring List and therefore, on an as-supplies-last basis. Well, this week, they got discounted! Woohoo! If there are still items on your list from the Holiday Catalog (or Clearance Rack!), you want to snap them up now. Today. Because the prices are low and once they're gone, they're gone!

Check it out now! And when you place your order online, use hostess code 6CKCY72G. 

Happy Shopping!!


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That Penguin's Got Fuzzy Earmuffs!

I love this card too. I totally fell in love with this little penguin. And I thought I was done, and then found the Real Red PomPom Trim... and then it was true love. Are those not the best earmuffs ever?!?

We'll be making this card - along with the Peaceful Pines one I posted yesterday - at the Greendale Elementary School cardmaking night on Tuesday, Dec. 15th at 6 pm. There's still room if you want to come :)


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Peaceful Pines in a Season of Cheer!

I think that this is my favorite Christmas card this year. The colors just work really nicely together, and the metallic & glittery components just set it off. It's got bling, but it's subtle bling. If that can be a thing. LOL!

Again, for the Artisan Stamp Club this month I used the Season of Cheer DSP as my inspiration. I really wanted to use the Perfect Pines/Peaceful Pines bundle, too - so that's where that lovely tree comes in. It's actually a SUPER SIMPLE card, but the Designer Paper and Glimmer Paper makes it look just gorgeous!

Hope you love it as much as I do!


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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

100K Award!!

I am so, so, so excited to be able to do this draw today!! This is a milestone that I have been working toward for a very long time - 7 1/2 years! I didn't know that whole time that I was working toward it, but that's besides the point. Ha! I love what I do; I love getting to know all of you and having fun stmaping together. You have become so much more than just customers - so many of you are my good friends. Love you all!

Without further ado, let's do a draw!

The winner of the $100 shopping spree is... Melanie Bauman!

Contact me to redeem your spree this month :)


Monday, December 7, 2015

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

So this was our scrapbook layout this month. I wanted to focus on using the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, so that was my inspiration for the colors & textures. And I LOVE that little row of garland. So CUTE! That's made using the Festive Fireplace stamp set & Festive Fireside framelits. adorable!

I'm happy for another reason this week. We reached my goal! So stay tuned this week, people! There's going to be a draw and someone's winning a $100 shopping spree just in time for Christmas!

Thanks for visiting - see below for all the (massive amount of) items I used on this scrapbook page!


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