Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Stamp-a-Stack Class - Saturday, December 1

Choose from ANY of these beautiful cards for my next Holiday Stamp-a- Stack Class this Saturday, December 1 (anytime from Noon to 5pm)!!  

You'll make 16 gorgeous cards (any combination of these cards you like!!) for $30 or the class is FREE with an order (min $50)!!

Just RSVP to or call (989) 330-0259 today!!

I would love to stamp with you this Saturday!!  Get your Holiday cards done now - before the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season begins!!


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Bows, Tags & Gifts - Oh My! - Class! - Saturday, December 1

Here are a few pictures of the projects we'll be making this Saturday, December 1 (anytime from Noon to 5pm) at the Holiday Bows, Tags & Gifts - Oh My! - Class!!  

I'd love for you to join us!!  Just email me at or call (989) 330-0259 to RSVP today!!  

Featured here are.....

Gift Tags!!

Candy Cane Treat Holder!! (makes a fun stocking stuffer or gift topper!!)

Gift Card or $$ Holders!!

Beautiful Ornament!!  Great for you tree or as a gift topper!!

Santa Licorice Treat Holder!!

These are just a FEW of the projects you'll be making....  Have to keep a few of them a surprise!!  There are some beautiful bows (made with our gorgeous Holiday Designer Series Paper) and some other fun gift items, too!!  We are going to have so much fun!!  Let me know if you'd like to join us!!

The Holiday Stamp-a-Stack class will also be available this day!!

Hope to see you on Saturday!!

For class information and to order Stampin Up' products on-line, visit my website at

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Scrapbook Class/Club - November 27, 2012

Here are the pages we'll be making at the Scrapbook Class/Club on Tuesday, November 27 at 7pm.  Please let me know if you'd like to join us at class/club.  Just RSVP to by Saturday, November 24!
We made one of these pages (the one on the right) at class last month.  We'll be making the coordinating page (the one on the left) this month at class!! 
This is a simple Halloween or Fall-themed page.  Simple, but cute!! 

We use the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper along the bottom of the page and add a cute pumpkin made by punching three ovals from the Polka Dot Parade DSP as well. We also added a Brights Designer Button and some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine to the button

Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper

Polka Dot Parade DSP  126902  $10.95

Designer Buttons - Brights Collection - by Stampin' Up!

Brights Designer Buttons  119747  $8.95

Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine

Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine  125572  $2.95

I was so exited to use the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper and the Early Espresso Core'dinations Card stock on these next two fall-themed pages!!

 Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper

Orchard Harvest DSP  126895  $10.95

Early Espresso Core'dinations ColorCore Card Stock

Early Espresso Core-dinations Card Stock  127848  $6.95

Check out that Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock.  We embossed it with the Woodgrain embossing folder and sanded it with the Stampin' Sanding Block!  I think it almost looks like tree bark!!

Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Woodgrain Textured Impression Embossing Folder  127821  $7.95

Stampin' Sanding Block
Stampin' Sanding Block  129367  $3.95

And how about those leaves??  You probably think they're real!!  Actually, they are made from the packing paper that comes with every Stampin' Up shipment.  Sandi Dailey shared this great idea with us at Ronda Wade's Creative Convention back in September.  I have been anxious to try it out ever since!!  This is what you do:  run the packing paper thru the Big Shot with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die, then "sponge dauber" Cajun Craze ink around the outside edges of the leaves and "sponge dauber" the inside of the leaves with Summer Starfruit ink.  Then, crinkle up the leaves and lightly unfold them, then press them into an Early Espresso ink pad with a clear block - the ink will only go to the "crinkled" parts of the leaf - it is so cool!!

Autumn Accents Bigz Die

Autumn Accents Bigz Die  127812  $21.95

Sponge Daubers - by Stampin' Up!
Sponge Daubers (pack of 12)  102892  $10.95

As always, I hope you enjoyed these pages!!  Please let me know if you'd like to join us at class next Tuesday, November 27!  Hope to see you soon!


For class information and to order Stampin Up' products on-line, visit my website at

Monday, November 19, 2012

Online Extravagana!! - Now thru November 28!!

It's here!!  Stampin' Up's Online Extravaganza starts today!!

Here are all the details:

The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year!  During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!  Click the link to see all discounted products:
Then,  just go to my Stampin' Up website at: to place your on-line order today! Once you reach my website, just find the "Shop Now" button at the bottom of the page to begin shopping!
These discounted products can also be purchased with the Starter Kit!!  Right now, you get a FREE set of 10 ink pads when you purchase the starter kit for just $99 + tax.  You select $125 in product - and now you can get more than ever in your starter kit with these discounted products - and pay only $99 + tax!!  Just go to my Stampin' Up website at: and click the "Join the Fun" tab at the top.  It will walk you through the entire Starter Kit ordering process!  Feel free to call me with any ?s - or I'm happy to enter your Starter Kit order for you!! 
Just call me at (989) 330-0259 or email me at today!!
Hope to talk to you soon!  Happy Shopping!!

For class information and to order Stampin Up' products on-line, visit my website at

Sunday, November 18, 2012

All-Occasion Card Class/Club - Wednesday, November 14

Here are the cards we made last week at the All-Occasion Card Class on Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm!!  I had so much fun with these cards!!  I think all the gals that came to class and club did, too!!

This first card features the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (stamp set and framelits) from the Holiday Catalog.  I love how the smaller ornaments fit perfectly over and coordinate so well with the larger ornaments!  We used the color combination of Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green for this card and added some Rhinestones to make the card sparkle.  We stamped "Merry" from the Snowflake Soiree stamp set - the perfect touch!  Thank you to Melissa Stout for this beautiful card idea on Stampin' Connection!

Ornament Keepsakes Clear-Mount Bundle
Ornament Keepsakes Bundle  wood-mount  129949  $49.95
Ornament Keepsakes Bundle  clear-mount  129950  $42.95
I knew I'd have to do this fun card featuring the Friendship Preserves Bundle when I saw it in the Holiday Catalog!!  We start with an Island Indigo card base (this will always be one of my favorite colors!) and added a layer of the Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock (sanded with the new Stampin' Sanding Block) behind the Orchard Harvest DSP (both trimmed into a "flag").  We stamped "Thanks" using the Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo markers and paper-pierced the larger Lucky Limeade layer with the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.

Friendship Preserves Clear-Mount Bundle
Friendship Preserves Bundle  wood-mount  129947  $40.95
Friendship Preserves Bundle  clear-mount  129948  $36.95
Early Espresso Core'dinations ColorCore Card Stock
Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock  127848  $6.95
This is how Stampin' Up describes this card stock in the catalog:  Use 80 lb. sandable card stock to create an antiqued, distressed, color-popping look. Outside layers are exclusive Stampin' Up! colors--one side textured, one side smooth. Inside layer is a monochromatic color. Reveal inside layer by sanding, tearing, or distressing. 12 sheets; 12" x 12"; acid- and lignin-free. Use with Stampin' Sanding System and Core'dinations Dust Buddy.  I couldn't have said it better myself!
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack  127857  $7.95
This next card is just gorgeous!!  Thank you to Mary Fish for this elegant card idea!!  We start with a crisp Whisper White card base and add a layer of Brushed Gold paper.  The snowflakes (from the Snowflake Soiree stamp set) are embossed using the Versamark ink pad and gold embossing powder.  The finishing touches are the Vintage Faceted button (on the big snowflake) and the Very Vanilla Seam-Binding bow!

Brushed Gold 8-1/2X11 Card Stock - by Stampin' Up!
Brushed Gold Card Stock  102935  $7.95
Snowflake Soiree Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Snowflake Soiree Stamp set  wood-mount  127922  $29.95
Snowflake Soiree Stamp set  clear-mount  127925  $21.95
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Vintage Faceted Buttons  127555  $5.95
Guess what!!!  I actually designed this card all on my own!!  Of course, I took some inspiration from other cards on Stampin Connection, but I think I can call this my own!!  I love this Open Sleigh Stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  The sentiment that we stamped on the inside of the cards reads: "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."  Isn't that the perfect sentiment?? 
For this card, we start with an Early Espresso card base and add a layer of the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper, then we added two layers (cut with the Labels Collection Framelits) in Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock (embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impression Embossing Folder) and Very Vanilla.  That beautiful sleigh is also part of the Open Sleigh stamp set.  The finishing touch here is the 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim tied beautifully around the card!

Open Sleigh Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Open Sleigh Stamp Set  wood-mount  126460  $20.95
Open Sleigh Stamp Set  clear-mount  126462  $15.95

Snow Festival Designer Series Paper

Snow Festival Designer Series Paper  126908  $10.95

Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  127821  $7.95

5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria - by Stampin' Up!

5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim  118481  $6.95

I hope you enjoyed these cards!!  My next All-Occasion Card Class meets on Wednesday, December 12 at 7pm (and meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month thereafter).  Please email me at or call me at (989) 330-0259 if you'd like to join us as at class next month!  I promise, I only make cute cards!!

Hope to talk to you soon!


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