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Thursday, October 31, 2013



Chevron Ribbon, A Trendy Must-Have!

I wanted to share some of my samples that use this soft ribbon..
just click on the image to find details at the original post

We hope you have enjoyed the last month of our Thank You Thursday's, we sure have loved saying thank you! For this last one, we wanted to put a pretty little bow to wrap up them up and we thought what better way then with our adorable twill Chevron Ribbon! Below you will find a few of our favorite colors.
Just These 5 colors are featured for today's deal!

I will be getting the Smokey Slate to use for my Guy cards
and the Island Indigo to mix with reds for Valentines Day and Spring.
I Already have the other colors in my creativity drawer!

Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item #130018
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN Discounted     Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131152
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tags 4 You Halloween Grunge

It's the Last of my Halloween Cards sent out to my team members. I love the effect of the Gorgeous Grunge background and my mix of Halloween colors. The card base is Summer Starfruit, with a Basic Black layer. Next comes a 1" x 5 1/2" Pumpkin Pie strip. Die cut a Top Note panel from Vanilla card stock and stamp the Gorgeous Grunge elements in Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit and Smokey Slate. I actually used a Smokey Slate marker instead of the pad taking full advantage of the SINGLE MARKERS (available just thru Oct.31st info here).
The fancy spiders are from a retired stamp set called From the Crypt.

Tags 4 You Clear-mount Stamp Set  Bracket Label Punch

With Basic Black Ink , stamp and punch the TRICK or TREAT sentiment on Pumpkin Pie card stock. Here's a TREAT.....I saved 15% on my stamp set and punch because I took advantage of the BUNDLE OFFER here. I'm so glad Stampin'Up decided to offer their 15% discount Bundles, I love that they have married together the stamps and coordinating punches. Plus as a demonstrator I receive 20% off that price...wowzers!

As part of my Halloween decor I decided to make a little broom....FYI, it doesn't have magical powers! Since I am a avid gardener I have started to prune back some of my perennials. One of my grasses needed a haircut, so  out with the clippers and I wacked off a big handful. We just had some winds so it was easy to find a small stick knocked down from my oak trees. Keeping it primitive I bundled the grass around the stick and held them in place with a rubber band......Halloween/Autumn Magic!

I hope you had fun visiting today and Happy Halloween!

plus....Thursday Thank You 1 Day Deals 
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stampin'Up Weekly Deals

It's Time for Stampin'Up's WEEKLY DEALS,
I'm featuring the Blossom Petals XL Punch in my 2 samples

Pattern and Texture are the key ingredients when using this fun punch! Even if you don't have the stamp set you can still make a beautiful flower. Stamp set images are available in MY DIGITAL STUDIO herePull out your patterned paper and embossing folders to give yourself the color and texture you want. Then punch your paper and build your beautiful flower that your friends will want to touch. Don't forget making tags also!

Blossom Petals Xl Punch121808
Price$6.79 $5.09
Discount included in the price above.

Give your projects a touch of life-like nature using our Blossoms Petal Punch to build blooms from these shapely punched petals. You can create a flower image that looks like you just carefully cut it from your garden by layering petals and leaves and using Stampin’ Dimensionals to make them appear to pop off the paper. Coordinates beautifully with the Build a Blossom Set.

Take a Look at the Button on my first sample......
a little bit of glue around the outside edge provided the perfect spot to wrap my Baker's Twine around the button for a unique look. This stuff is an AMAZING value and perfect for Christmas Tags.

Island Indigo Baker's Twine125575
Price$2.95 $2.21
In Color Baker's Twine gives you the colors you love in a fun, twisted twine! See the stunning look it gives to cards, scrapbook pages, gift packaging, and more. Approximately 1/16" wide; approximately 25 yards.

Santa's Little Helpers

New Cut & Ready Card Bases by Stampin' Up!

Save Time and make the Christmas FUN EASIER!
It's Like having Your Own Little Helper
 You can get Ready for Your Gift Giving, Photo Cards and
Holiday Get Togethers
with Ready Made Products from Stampin'Up....

Why spend all the time cutting and scoring cards when we’ve done it for you? Our Cut & Ready Card Bases make it easy to create a stack of cards in no time. Perfect for making multiples—like holiday cards, party invitations, and more! Also a great option for making just a card or two.

Here are the details for each package:

  • 20 pre-scored, pre-cut cards in one color
  • Each card measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"—scored at 4-1/4".
  • Finished card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
  • Note: Card Bases are packaged flat.

Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, and Very Vanilla. 

Make Your Packaging a Breeze with 
Holiday Tag It Bundles

 Holiday Tag It Decorative Box BundleHoliday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle

This fantastic Christmas packaging kit is perfect for giving treats this holiday season. Make cute cookies that will show through the window in the box, and then tie up your homemade gift with a ribbon and hand-stamped tag. The kit includes the Stamp a Tag Kit ($10.95 retail value), Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards, $8.95 retail value), and six Decorative Window Gift Boxes ($4.95 retail value)

Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle

This kit is perfect for packaging small gifts this Christmas. And it comes with everything you need to make your gifts look just how you like it. This kit includes the Stamp a Tag Kit ($10.95 retail value), Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards, $8.95 retail value), and three Extra-Large Gift Boxes ($3.95 retail

CREATE and Bake Your Own Cookies to Fill Your Boxes

Cookie StampsHolidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Make yummy holiday stamped cookies! 3 silicone stamps (ea. 2-3/4" diam.); Food-safe, easy to clean. Recipes included.

Save Time with these Christmas Kits

Holly Jolly Greetings Simply SentMerry Little Christmas Simply Created Card KitOld Olive Simply Styled Embellishments

Real Red Goodie Gear Simply Created KitSeason Of Style Designer Journaling TagsPretty Presents Designer Tags

30% off My Digital Studio Seasonal Sale
 Season of Style Pocket Cards -- Digital DownloadReindeer Games Designer Template -- Digital Download  Jingle And Joy Kit -- Digital Download

Great Downloads to easily create Holiday Magic 
That's A Wrap Kit -- Digital Download  To You From Me Designer Template -- Digital DownloadTag It Printables Designer Template -- Digital Download  

Print Your Own Tags

Ornament Keepsakes Kit -- Digital Download  Home For The Holidays Ensemble -- Digital DownloadMerry Woodcuts Kit -- Digital Download 

Drop in your Family Christmas Photos 
Snowflake Wishes Greeting Card Template -- Digital Download  Oh What Fun Overlays Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download  12 Days Of Christmas Swatchbook Template -- Digital Download

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With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days
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* Ability to order your projects from our professional print services

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Gingham Garden Gate Fold & Flags

Opening this card is like opening the gates to a Garden,
It's bright, filled with flowers and maybe a secret inside!

I guess it's my little way of preserving my summer garden now ready to go to sleep for the colder days ahead. I will keep it on hand to send out to brighten someone's day when the darker and shorter days come. The bright and cheery paper from the Gingham Garden DSP pack gave me the perfect zip of color and floral pattern I wanted.

Make a Melon Mambo card base by cutting a piece of card stock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score on the long side at 2 1/8" at both ends to create the doors of the gate.
Apply Patterned prints to each of the gate doors: Gingham 2 1/4" x 1 3/4", Floral 2 3/4" x 1 3/4"

Punch a yellow Daffodil Delight "Blossom" flower and cut it in half. With dimensionals pop up each half on either side of the gate doors.

 Punch Pack

Create your next layer of the Pear Pizzazz Using a 1 3/8" Circle punch, cut circle in half. . Punch 2 Island Indigo small flowers using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I then used Silver Glimmer Brads to create little doorknobs and went right through the Indigo flowers. Before you tighten the brads down slip a piece of Island Indigo bakers twine using a small knot on the prongs under the head. Leave one side LONG so that you can loop it around the other brad when you close and open the gate doors. Now Pop up the Pear Pizzazz circles with dimensionals onto the Daffodil flower.

Time to make the flags...
Look how cute the matching Gingham Garden Washi Tape looks wrapped around some toothpicks and tucked behind the flower. Just wrap a piece of Washi Tape around the toothpick, stick it back to back onto it self and then trim your flag tips with Paper Snips. Trim sticks to size and glue under flower layers.

I just love the little sentiments that are included in the "Six-Sided Sampler" stamp set. There are 3 sentiments to choose from...I like this one the best! It's stamped on white card stock with Island Indigo Ink and punched out with the  Small Oval Punch. The perfect size and so cute on the yellow gingham flag! Did you notice how perfectly the Washi Tape matches with the patterned paper. I can always count on Stampin'Up's products to take the guess work out of color matching making my end product more professional looking.

Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape

I hope you enjoyed today's card, 
how will you cheer up someone's day?


Stamps: Six sided Sampler # 130953 wood ,# 130956 Clear mount
Paper :  Melon Mambo#115320 , Daffodil Delight#119683 , Pear Pizzazz #131201,
            Whisper White # 107300, Gingham Garden DSP #129310 
Ink:       Island Indigo #126986 
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes # 118309, Blossom# 125603, 1 3/8" Circle, Small Oval#120908
Finishing Touches:
             Island Indigo Bakers Twine#125575, Silver Glimmer Brads #121003, 
             Gingham Garden Washi Tape# 129314

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Only Stampin'Up Framelits and Folders ON SALE

FYI.....Stampin Up's has a special on select product that they offer
on Thurs.ONLY each week..

FRAMELITS..Hearts a Flutter, Envelope Liners, Window Frames, Chalk Talk,
Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder
Alphabet Press embossing Folder
#130159  $18.71 US
#132172 $ 20.21 US 
#129378 $5.96 US
#129983  $18.71 US
#129021 $20.21 US
#130916 $5.96 US

Spend $20.00 and Use this Hostess code 323EYTKD when checking out
(Barbara N. is our designated hostess)

and you'll receive FREE ATTENDANCE at my Sun. Nov. 3rd class@ Round Table in Rocklin,CA
1:00-4:00 (click on events above)

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to attend class and create 3 projects!
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