Saturday, November 30, 2013

Family Traditions, Do You Have Them?

In the next couple of days I'm going to share a couple of Christmas Traditions we have. No stamping, but still important.
Every year (I've only missed one year, when my Mom was sick), I get together with my two BESTEST FRIENDS (Hi Cindy & Lynne) the week-end before Thanksgiving (also before the craziness begins) and we make gingerbread houses. We've been doing this for over 30 years now. We started out making the gingerbread houses ourselves, you know from scratch.  Lets just say that now we buy the houses already made and decorate them. What I love is now my grandkids are now making their own houses. Take a look:
We ALL bring candy to share. (That isn't even all of it). Tip: Put your candy in cupcake tins.

Anthony loves to line anything up.

Anthony with his house.

Here is a better photo of his house.

Here is Gianna with her house.

See how clean it is......not for long.

Here is Jocelyn with her house.

Still clean......

This is the beginning of Lynne's house.

Cindy is on the left, Lynne on the right, working intently on their houses.

Cindy puts candy on every inch of her house.

Lynne is doing a red and white theme.
 Thanks for letting me share this tradition with you. I will share another one tomorrow. 

Don't forget about the Weekly Deals:
You can find them HERE!
 And the Holiday Online Sale. You can view the flyer HERE!
 
 Make sure to check my Online Store on December 2nd, Stampin' Up! will have another 24 hour sale, like they did last Monday.Lots of bundles, with punches, framelits and stamps.  You can purchase any of these items in my Online Store. Please use this HOSTESS CODE: E6YAWWM3 Unless you ordering $150 or more. Then you will keep the hostess benefits for yourself. If I get enough online orders I will draw a name for $25 worth of product of your choice. You must use the hostess code to be in the drawing.  

 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Washi Tape Christmas Card and Box

 I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Mine was wonderful. After my grandkids left my daughter and I went out shopping. Got some great deals and home by 10:30pm. Didn't have to get up at 4am to do our shopping. 

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of being at Patty Bennett's house for her first ever Skype meeting. It was so much fun seeing everyone and their craft spaces. Patty has so many of her downline that are across the US, this was a great way to see them all. So she sent all of us a beautiful (MDS) Chevron Bag full of goodies to make this card and box.
Patty designed this in MDS and then printed it on her computer. You can see all the ones she did on her blog HERE!

This Christmas Tree was die cut from the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die. Its the largest banner. The box is our Tag a Bag Gift Boxes.

Now you might notice some Washi Tape that ISN'T Season of Style Washi Tape. It will be in the Occasions Catalog out on January 3rd. OMG!! 3 different "Gold" Washi Tapes. Solid, wood-grain & dots. Add a little Champagne Shimmer Paper, and some Rhinestones, can you say AWESOME?? The tree trunk is the Ticket Punch, (why didn't I think of that?). I added the Sentiment from Christmas Tagables.

Added a 1" piece of Season of Style dsp to the clear sleeve and Washi Tape to the actual box (you can't see it in this photo). TIP: when putting Washi Tape on the box, do it BEFORE you put it together and while the box is FLAT. Add some of our 1" Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon and a tag and you have a very nice box.

For the tag: Chalk Talk Framelits were used and the Christmas Collectibles Bundle, (punch and stamp set, save 15%).
 Thank you Patty Bennett for the AWESOME projects we did last week!

Don't forget about our Weekly Deals:

And our Online Holiday Specials! You can view the flyer HERE!
You only have a few more days.
 Make sure to check my Online Store on December 2nd, Stampin' Up! will have another 24 hour sale, like they did last Monday.
You can view the rest of the items on this FLYER! . Lots of bundles, with punches, framelits and stamps.  You can purchase any of these items in my Online Store. Please use this HOSTESS CODE: E6YAWWM3 Unless you ordering $150 or more. Then you will keep the hostess benefits for yourself. If I get enough online orders I will draw a name for $25 worth of product of your choice. You must use the hostess code to be in the drawing.  
 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Festive Flurry Peppermint Patties and the Weekly Deals

If your looking for a little something to give your neighbors, co-workers, maybe the waiter, or the clerk who rang up your groceries, this is perfect.
I found these Pepperment Patties at my local grocery store (Winco Foods). The York Peppermint Patties are now coming in a different package and you can't really use them for this project.

Here is a close up of one of the Festive Flurry Snowflakes (if your purchase the bundle you can save 15%) with the candy. I just stamped and die cut 2 snowflakes and used snail adhesive to glue one to each side of the candy. Added a sentiment and a Rhinestone and you're done!
 Now, for the Weekly Deals: You can find any of these items in my Online Store HERE!
Good through December 2nd.
 And don't forget about our Holiday Sale:
You can also find any of these items HERE! 
 Make sure to check my Online Store on December 2nd, Stampin' Up! will have another 24 hour sale, like they did last Monday.
You can view the rest of the items on this FLYER! The rest of the items are on sale through December 2nd. Lots of bundles, with punches, framelits and stamps.  You can purchase any of these items in my Online Store. Please use this HOSTESS CODE: E6YAWWM3 Unless you ordering $150 or more. Then you will keep the hostess benefits for yourself. If I get enough online orders I will draw a name for $25 worth of product of your choice. You must use the hostess code to be in the drawing.  
 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Build a Banner Meets Decorative Mesh Wreath

How is that for catching your attention? I have been admiring all the wreaths using this Decorative Mesh stuff. I pinned a bunch of wreaths (and other things you can do with this stuff). Well I finally made a wreath. It was pretty all by itself.......then I had my last banner class, using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit. We were making a "Joy" banner. The banner I made was fine, but when Patty Bennett changed hers up a bit, OMG! She added Real Red letters and a couple of Real Red Snowflakes. 
So my wreath was hung up in my craft room, (didn't know how to decorate it), and we layed Patty's banner  across the bottom of the wreath. OMG! that's what it needed. Ok, I guess I should show you what I did.
I LOVE how this turned out. Jan Wakeland did a Love Banner and tied the banners together (in a knot) and though I could do bows for my banner. I used the gorgeous 1" Cherry Cobbler Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon. Added my Festive Flurry Snowflakes, cut out with the matching Framelits, (buy the bundle and save 15%). I used Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Silver Glimmer Paper, and Silver Foil.

Here you can see the "bunch" of snowflakes with the red Christmas Bulbs.

Here is the "joy" banner up close.
Online Holiday Sale goes through December 2nd. Up to 50% off selected items.
Please use this HOSTESS CODE: E6YAWWM3 Unless your ordering $150 or more. Then you will keep the hostess benefits for yourself. If I get enough online orders I will draw a name for $25 worth of product of your choice. You must use the hostess code to be in the drawing.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Have you seen this new kit by Stampin' Up!? It is so AWESOME!
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit. In the kit you receive everything to make 10 ornaments. Except hot glue. All you do is punch out the snowflakes (that are scored, by the way), fold and hot glue. You can do this while watching TV. Just sayin'.........Dont' wait to order your kit!

Here are all of my ornaments. Now I can't decide if I should make a banner, ornaments or package toppers. Oh, wait, I bought 3 MORE kits! Get yours now, as soon as they are gone, they are gone.  Stay tuned, to see what I do with ALL of my kits.......
Don't forget about this FABULOUS Online Sale.  Up to 50% off on selected items. See the Flyer HERE! 
Please use this HOSTESS CODE: E6YAWWM3 when ordered. Unless your ordering $150 or more. Then you will keep the hostess benefits for yourself. If I get enough online orders I will draw a name for $25 worth of product of your choice. You must use the hostess code to be in the drawing. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Snowman Pouch/Giftcard Holder

This is one of the projects we will do in December's Stamp Club, 12-3-13. You can put a gift card or a little goodie like candy inside the pouch.

Can you believe, I didn't use any Stamps......WHAT!!! But I used the Envelope Liner Die to make this cute Snowman.
1/2" Circle Die, Eyes
Itty Bitty Punch Pack, 1/4" Circle Punch, Mouth
Cupcake Builder Punch, Holly Berries
Stripes Embossing Folder for Hat 
Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, 6"
The Holly Leaves and Nose were cut freehand. (you can do it!)
I used 24 gauge floral wire that I wrapped around a marker and attached to each side.
I used White Craft Ink and sponged on the hat. Smokey Slate was sponged around the Whisper White. Cherry Cobbler was used for the cheeks with a sponge.




Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale -24 Hour Sale Wednesday, November 20th ONLY!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Only-24 hours sale: These three items ONLY!
Stampin' Trimmer  $20.97  (reg $29.95)

Many Marvelous Markers $76.97 (reg. $109.95)
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate $8.37 (reg. $11.95)
 You can view the rest of the items on this FLYER! The rest of the items are on sale through December 2nd. Lots of bundles, with punches, framelits and stamps.  You can purchase any of these items in my Online Store. Please use this HOSTESS CODE: E6YAWWM3 Unless you ordering $150 or more. Then you will keep the hostess benefits for yourself. If I get enough online orders I will draw a name for $25 worth of product of your choice. You must use the hostess code to be in the drawing.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit







Check out this months Paper Pumpkin Kit. This is by far my most favorite kit! Way to go Stampin' Up!
I whipped up all four cards in about 20 minutes.

I love the sentiment, Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and the stitched stars.
 Want to know what all the fuss is about My Paper Pumpkin, go HERE to find out!

Weekly Deals

Its Tuesday and Stampin' Up! has posted their "Weekly Deals". 


We hope you enjoy this week's weekly deals! You can find all these items in my online store HERE!
Backyard Basics Item # 129380
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Pumpkin Pie Chevron 3/4" Ribbon Item # 130015
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Chocolate Chip Chevron 3/4" Ribbon Item # 130014
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Color Coach Item # 130118
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.21 CAN
Little Labels Punch Pack Item # 126881
Regular Price: $16.95 US//$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/17.21 CAN
Stampin' Write Markers Subtles Item # 131263
Regular Price: $28.95 US/$37.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.71 US/$28.46 CAN 
Talking Tags Item # 129723
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discontinued Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Unknown Blessings Ensemble Item # 131311
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN
Tomorrow starts the Holiday Sale. November 20th - December 2nd. Make sure to check back. Stampin' Up! is having some items for sale for 24 hours only, so don't miss out!