Thursday, November 29, 2012

All the Cuteness Without All the Work!

Its been so long since I've posted.  I had to purchase more space to be able to keep blogging. Totally through me off.

Holiday Packaging Bundles-All the Cuteness Without All the Work

Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.
Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2") page 34
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")page 12
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards) page 11

Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Caramel Apple Card

So today I'm sharing the card that I sent Deena for the awesome caramel apple she gave me. I found this on Lynn Pratt's blog HERE. This was the perfect card to thank her for the yummy apple.
Its hard to see in the photo, but I covered the "caramel" with Crystal Effects. One tip I can give you, if you missed a spot, (after it drys), DON'T go back and try and fill it in once its dry. I had a couple of spots that I missed. It just doesn't look good. If I hadn't been pressed for time, I would have re-done the caramel....

This is what the inside looks like. Thank you so much Deena! We really did love the caramel apple the most!
Here is what I used:

Cherry Cobbler cardstock, #119685
Very Vanilla cardstock,  #101650
More Mustard cardstock, #100946
Crystal Effects, #101055
White Gen Pen, #105021
Early Espresso Marker, #
Cherry Cobbler Tulle, #127841
Stick

Monday, November 19, 2012

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA STARTS TODAY!



Online Extravaganza


Dates: November 19-28, 2012
Details
The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year!
In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
181
125586
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
$11.95
$9.56
186
113439
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
$99.95
$79.96
186
113474
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
$69.95
$55.96




Sunday, November 18, 2012

Most Yummy Caramel Apple EVER!

A couple of weeks ago, one of my customers, (thank you Deena) brought me the most delicious caramel apple & popcorn I've ever eaten. 
She had the box all decorated too!

Here is the popcorn! Can you say "YUMMY"?

This apple was huge! And so, so pretty!

Can you see all the chocolate and nuts?

My granddaughters and I shared the apple while they did their homework. Tomorrow I will show you the thank you card I made for Deena. Don't forget tomorrow starts the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA! You don't want to miss it! 
 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Online Extravaganza Starts Monday, November 19th!



Online Extravaganza


Dates: November 19-28, 2012
Details
The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year!  So during these 10 days only, Stampin' Up! is offering incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!
In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot! Click on the Online Extravaganza to see all of the sale items on MONDAY MORNING.

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
181
125586
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
$11.95
$9.56
186
113439
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
$99.95
$79.96
186
113474
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
$69.95
$55.96
Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
7
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
$66.95
$53.56
7
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
$16.95
$13.56
175
109127 Stack & Store Caddy
$34.95
$27.96


Anyone placing an order from me during this sale (11-19 thru 11-28) will receive a FREE kit, and PDF to make one of these cute Santa Ornaments, and will also be entered to win a BRAND NEW STAMPIN' TRIMMER. These new paper cutters are the BEST! So many great features that other trimmers don't have. You can see the trimmer on page 180 of the big catalog. $29.95 value. I will draw a name on Thursday, 11-29-12.

Do you have an IPhone? If so, go to the iTunes app store and download the FREE app called Simply Sent. Its a miniature My Digital Studio. It has templates already loaded and you can add embellishments and text.  Trust me; if I can use this app ANYONE can use it. Stampin' Up! has also indicated that they are working on an app for Android users, so stay tuned!









These are my thank you cards for my Club Gals. I saw them online somewhere and changed the dsp. Super simple to make.

They seem really plain, looking at these photos, but I really loved them in person.......
 Here are the products I used:

Crumb Cake Cardstock, #120953
Orchard Harvest dsp, #126895
1 1/4" Circle Punch, #119861
1 3/8" Circle Punch, #119860
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, #127555

















Friday, November 16, 2012

Two New Sizzix Products

Stampin' Up! has just announced two new products.  This is the first one. The Texture Embossing Boutique.
Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.

'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.
Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
Includes
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
$29.95
Includes
Watch this video from our home office.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Gd1x9PWGmXc

Next up is the Talking Tags. I bet that got your attention!
With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).
How to record a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from talkingtag.mobi, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).
You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.
For How-tos and quick tips, check out this FAQ.
Check out this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cevSoEk-iKg

And if that isn't enough excitement, wait until you see Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza that starts on Monday. More to come on that.

Thank You From "Julia Roberts"!

Everyone from the Home Office at Stampin' Up!  are always so helpful & nice. This is the second time I received a little something from " Julia Roberts" in my last order.
This is a business size card. She even added a Rhinestone.

And signed the back! I've heard that other demos have gotten thank you's from "famous" people too. So thank you "Julia Roberts" for packing my order so nice and getting it to me so fast!

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Card Using the Square Swaps

Today's post is showing you how I used the squares that didn't make the cut for my swap. 
I started with a Crumb Cake base and used the Petals a Plenty Embossing folder after I attached a piece of Snow Festival dsp on the right side. I haven't used this embossing folder in a long time.

Here is a side view so you can see the dimension. I added some of the wonderful Gumball Green Sweater Trim next to the dsp. What do you think?

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Lucky One!

Today I'm sharing my Christmas Square Swap that did make it!
This is what 29 Square Swaps look like.

And this is my swap.

You can see all the punches I used to make this little swap.
Small Oval, #120908
Little Labels Punch Pack, #126881
1" Square, #124094
Postage Stamp, #122344
1 3/8" Square, # 119877   
Who would of thought that it could take 5 punches to make something so small...... 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Square Swap

You might remember when I was in the Halloween Square Swap and I did THIS square.
Now I'm in a Christmas Square Swap. Today I'm going to show you the ones that didn't make the cut. I might make a card using them.......
This one uses the Jolly Bingo Bits. I just got this set and love it! Why did I wait so long to get it???? Anyway, I stamped in White Craft Ink and went over the blades with our new Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker, (say that fast 5 times....) #128978, $3.50, on page 19 of the Holiday Catalog.

This one uses the same stamp set.

This one uses the Joyous Celebrations Stamp set. When I used the Dazzling Details my dots ran together. Operator error I'm sure......I didn't realize we had so many Square punches. I must use the Circle punches more.
We have:
1", #124094
1 1/4", #119865
1 3/8", #119877
Scallop, #119884
Postage Stamp, #122344
and the square in the Little Labels Punch Pack, #126881

I used them ALL! Tomorrow I will show you the one I made for the swap.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving, MDS!


Check out this My Digital Studio ensemble. Amazing what you can do with this program.






A little while ago we released a super-stylish Thanksgiving download—the Unknown Blessings Ensemble. Use it to go all out for your Thanksgiving feast—but without all the work. Read more about it on our MyDigitalStudio.net blog!

If your Thanksgiving planning is in the bag and you’re already on your way to the next holiday (go, you!), start designing your Christmas photocards. We have lots of trendy templates to choose from, and remember: when you order 10 or more cards, you get even lower prices!

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And lastly, we want to fill you in that ALL 75 design features are now available for MDS 2! That’s right, the list is complete. See a complete list of enhancements and fixes here, and then go update your software to make sure you have the latest version with all the goods.