Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Card Class

Hello Friends,

I always love planning my cards for card class.  I love getting together with women who instantly become 'friends' when they come to class.  Take Lynda for instance - One of my dear customers Lori, introduced me to Lynda.  I thought the world of her as soon as I met her - it would be hard 'not' to like this woman :) I really look forward to seeing these 'friends' each month.

If you live locally, e-mail me at and request my class schedule.  I have lots of fun things planned for the new year.

If you are unable to make it to class, you may want a kit in the mail or cards in the mail.  E-mail me at for details.

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Gift Tags

Hello Friends,

We have spent the last couple of days decorating the house with all the Christmas trees and decor.  Thankfully I had a lot of help.

For those extra special gifts, you may want to consider adding a cute, more 'frilled up' gift tag.  These tags add a little extra touch than just a general tag. 

You can order your tags today :)  You will receive a pack of 5 tags (Shown above) for $15 and they will be shipped to you at no additional cost. Additional packs of tags - $10 (per 5)


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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!  I love this time of year.  It actually makes me kind of sad to know Fall is coming to a close and soon it will be Winter - and along with that comes the snow, the ice and the cold.......BUT that means along comes Christmas too :)

This collection of cards uses two great stamp sets.  Gently Falling and Heaven Blessed.  It makes me kinda sad to know that we have just a little while left to order the "Spice Cake" Designer Series Paper.  I love all the colors that are used in this collection of cards - More Mustard, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Very Vanilla. 

Gently Falling Stamp Set
Blessings from Heaven Stamp Set

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gratitude Journal

Hello Friends,

Thanksgiving, next to Christmas is my favorite holiday!  Afterall, I have so much to be grateful for.  I decided it is about time I wrote down the things I am grateful for - it will be a great heirloom right?  :)

I started out with this 5x5 art jounal - click here for more details.  I LOVE ribbon and so it was easy to add lots of strips of ribbon down the spine.  I then cut out a piece of fabric using the square scallop die and the Big Shot.  I cut out a M (great for Max, Mom, Memories :) using the Serif Alphabet Set and punched out a scallop circle using Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and adhered a large button with glue dots. I used a couple of pearls to add a little elegance and it was done.  Literally took me 15 minutes to make a cute journal.

Great idea for a Christmas gift also. 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Holidays / Card Class

Hello Friends,

Ready to start making your Christmas Cards?  My wonderful friend Heather Summers from Ontario, Canada made this cute cute card.  I LOVE it.  In fact I don't believe I have seen one of Heather's creations I didn't like :)

If you live locally, I would love you to come to our Christmas Card class next week.  Here are the details -

When:  Tuesday November 29th / Wednesday November 30th
Where: My Basement (let me know if you need my address.)
Time:  6:30pm
Cost:  $15

You will make 10 cards, 2 of each design.  Be sure to invite a friend as you both will get to choose a treat from my famous 'goody basket'. 

Please RSVP - Unable to make it to class? You can order cards in the mail.  E-mail me at to order.  10 handmade cards for just $20 - free shipping.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza

Hello Friends,

You will not want to miss this!!  Visit my online store - click here for amazing deals.

•Here's a PDF link to everything on sale during the On-Line Extravaganza.

•There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

•For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.

•Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.

•Discounts range between 20 and 60 percent.

Simply Scored is just $23.96
Simply Scored - by Stampin' Up!
Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps just $13.56
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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Advent Calendar

Hello Friends,

Remember the Halloween Calendar - here is the Christmas version.  Did you know Stampin' Up! sells magnet sheets?  All you need to do is cut pieces of the magnet sheets and add them to the back and they will stick to the mini muffin pan. 

Wanting to make one of these?  Buy the PDF for just $3.95

Coming Monday - Online Spectacular -

The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza sale will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011! This is the annual kick-off to the Holiday Shopping Season! You will want to log on bright and early Monday morning to take advantage of the great deals while they last, like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60% off select Designer Fabrics, and 30% off an exclusive ribbon bundle! There are also 2 items on sale for 24 hours only. Go to and click on shop now. The sale starts Monday, November 21st!! Orders can be placed through me or online.

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Give Thanks Wreath

Hello Friends,

Have you purchased the "Simply Scored Scoring Tool" yet? I am absolutely loving it!  It makes card making so much easier, I score all my card stock when making cards and love the crisp fold it creates.

Look at this beautiful wreath!  Creating this with the Simply Scored makes it so quick and fun.

I am now working on my Christmas Wreath and will post pictures as soon as it is finished.
Simply Scored  - by Stampin' Up!
Purchase yours thru my online store or by e-mailing me at  -Item # 122334.  If you live locally, you will be able to come to a FREE class to learn all about its uses and learn how to make fun, creative projects.  If you don't live locally, you will receive a FREE tutorial with the same information.

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Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad

Hello Friends,

I sat down with my 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter and between them, this is what they came up with for their Daddy's birthday card.  It was amazing how they simply picked what they wanted from the 'palette' and created this. 

That is one amazing thing about MDS!  Even the kids love it and enjoy creating with it.  It avoids mess and waste :)

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Turkey Treat Cup

Hello Friends,

No stampin' required for this one! All you need is card stock, punches, Big Shot dies and sweet treat cups to make a fun Thanksgiving project.  Oh and of course......a fun treat for the center. I used skittles.

Fun way to make place cards for your table, greeting cards or simply use like this for a fun treat.

Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Tangerine Tango make a fun color combination.

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Snowglobe meets Sweet Treat Cups

Hello Friends,

Annette, one of my club hostesses had let me know she wanted to see some ideas using the Sweet Treat Cups. I have to be honest, I haven't used them in a while and I realized what I had been missing.  I LOVE them. 
The first stamp set that came to mind was the Snowglobe single stamp.  I stamped the image on the Whisper White card stock after I had ran it through the Big Shot using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink.   I then stamped it again on scrap paper and cut out the house. I stamped the image again using Wild Wasabi Classic Ink.  This time I cut out the trees. I added the cut outs to the image on the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I added some Mica Flakes into the sweet treat cups and after I had punched out the image using the 1-3/4" circle punch adhered it to the Cherry Cobbler card base. 

Dazzling Details - OH goodness!  If you haven't used this yet - it really is a must.  No need for glue and glitter, just use this.  It creates a 'puffed up' effect when it is dry.

Finally I added a Merry Christmas sentiment in the middle, used some Cherry Cobbler Ribbon and Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine and Rhinestones.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Last Christmas

Hello Friends,

I was reflecting on my Christmas Card from last year and after I recalled all the hard work - I realized I truly was making the right decision in creating a card using My Digital Studio and having them professionally printed.  I don't plan on doing this every year - maybe every other year.  I do love the card I made above.  I made 150 of these :)

I would love to help you plan your Christmas Cards for this year.  As an extra service to you, once we have come up with a card - I will cut all of your card stock and get everything ready for you for FREE!  Then all you will have to do is assemble everything.
You may not need to make 150 of them :)

Stamp Set: Come to Bethlehem
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede
Embellishments: Pearls, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon

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Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November Pals Hop

Hello Friends,

I have been invited to join in the Pals Blog Hop.  Mary Fish is the fearless leader of the PALS and while being fearless Mary is also FANTABULOUS!  One of my fave words as Mary is as equally fantastic as she is fabulous :)

Welcome to the November Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring Winter, Christmas, and Hanukkah inspired cards and projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

You've likely hopped over from Julie Trevett-Smith's blog at I'm stop number 3 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Winter, Christmas, and Hanukkah paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals!

 I love card making but my real passion lies in Scrapbooking. I hold Scrapbooking Classes on a monthly basis in my home and while all my books are full of pages, they are not complete - NO PICTURES.  That is something I am working on - honest!!  :)

My first project is the 12x12 double page layout.  Living here in Utah, we obviously see our fair share of snow so we have a lot of pictures of family days playing in the white stuff. 

Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Whisper White was my chosen color combo for this layout.  With the Brilliant BIG SHOT, I didn't even need to use any stamps or ink for this.  All of this layout was created using Dies.  I added some Basic Rhinestones (#119246) and Not Quite Navy 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon as my embellishments for this layout.

My second project is a very simple MDS layout.  My Digital Studio is one of Stampin' Up!'s most amazing products.  A software program that is downloaded onto your computer and then the 'sky is the limit' so to speak.

Talk about simple!!!  The great thing about 'MDS' is that you don't have to create if you don't want.  You can choose the photo box page and just simply drag pictures into the boxes. I used Baja Breeze Card Stock and added some Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon at the bottom along with a snowflake punch and "Let it Snow" in text and this page was DONE! 

My third project is a Christmas card duo we are making at our 'Chicks and Chocolate' clubs this month. 

I used Night of Navy as the card base.  With darker colored card stock, I always add an 'inlay' so there is a piece of Whisper White card stock in the inside.  I ran the top Whisper White card stock layer through the Big Shot using the Snow Burst Embossing Folder.  I stamped the Tree from Stampin' Up!'s longest serving stamp set - "Lovely as a Tree" in Versamark and then embossed it using the Silver Embossing powder.  Finally, I added a bow using the Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

Real Red! You can never go wrong with this color.  Fabulous for this 'Stocking' Card.  I used the Scallop Circle Die and the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder for the base.  The circle was ran through the Big Shot using the Stripes Embossing Folder.  PERFECT for a 'fireplace' look.  I punched out the stocking using the Stocking Builder Punch.  Finally I created the Merry Christmas banner using the "Four the Holidays" Stamp Set.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today and hope you found something to inspire you :)  I LOVE to read comments so please be sure to leave one for me today.

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Jessica Ying at , stop number 4 on the November Pals Hop!

Thanks for "hopping" by!

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Hello Friends,
Our assignment this week for MDS Monday with Utah Divas International was to create Tags.  YES!! This program is just not limited to Cards and Scrapbooks.

The sample above is a Tag (front and back) that Stampin' Up! created.  I did nothing with this.  This my friends is the great thing about this program, you don't have to do any creating if you don't want.  You can print out what has already been created.

Here are a few I created using the My Digital Studio Program -

This program makes creating so much more simple.  I also love the idea that I can create using My Digital Studio and then use my stamps, ink, paper and embellisments to create too.

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