Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Christmas bundles for gift giving....Cute Cute Cute

Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • 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)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Tree class CLASS FULL Thanks for looking

When:  Sunday December 2, 2012

Time:  2-4:30

RSVP by Friday Nov 30th

Finally I have scheduled a class to make this Christmas Tree,  I know that Dec is a busy month for all of us so we will be making this tree and 1 other project.(a surprise project)  I am  ordering a Stampin' Up  Designer  paper for each of you.  There is 12 pieces of double sided paper in each pac.  We will use 6 pieces of paper for this one tree leaving the other 6 pieces for you to take home and use on another tree or another project of your choice. I will cut and score most of the paper -just leaving you a little to score.  I will also send home my directions to make another tree.  Please call to RSVP.  Class limited to  5  people.

I LOVE my Big Shot

Hi,  For those of you who are not quite sure about the Big Shot and all it can do, I have added some info you might like to read.  I know because I was one of those people who didn't get the Big Shot for a long time because I really wasn't sure if I'd use it and then that meant I had to learn something new.  (and I was kinda afraid of buying something that would just sit there and I would never use it--I'm sure some of you know what I am talking about-hehe)  I finally did buy it and it is by far the best thing I have ever bought. And yes-I use it on almost everything I make.  So here is some info about the Big Shot you may or may not know.  And if you are sitting on the fence I hope this will help you make your decision.  Christmas is coming and what a great Christmas gift it would be.  Thanks listening to me jabber  I just really do love this machine. 

 The Big Shot is a sturdy manual die cutting machine used to die cut materials for use on crafts, home décor projects, and even clothing--it's a big deal! You'll love what the Big Shot machine, a six-time winner of Creating Keepsakes Reader's Choice Award for best die cutting equipment and dies, can do for you. From sewing to quilting to home décor, the Big Shot is the perfect tool for many types of craftingThe Big Shot works with ALL competitive dies, and the steel rule dies can cut through an impressive list of 50 different materials, including fabric, foil, and chipboard.

With the Big Shot machine you'll be able to cut and score 3-D items in seconds, and the projects will be ready for you or your friends to enjoy. Or create embellishments for cards, scrapbook pages, or any other type of project by cutting multiple images at once.

It's important to note that there are different types of dies.
  • Originals, Bigz, Bigz L, and Bigz XL dies. These steel ruled dies cut through virtually any material and multiple sheets of card stock and Designer Series paper.
  • Sizzlits dies. These dies are small and detailed, often creating scored or perforated details. These dies cut through thin materials, and multiple sheets are not recommended.

Friday, November 23, 2012

It's Christmas

It's CHRISTMAS in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
Well,  I can't believe Thanksgiving is over.  Now we start gearing up for my favorite holiday-CHRISTMAS!  I love all the decorations, Glitz and Glam, all the people out getting all the deals and that's how we felt last night when we went out shopping for Black Friday.  Everything all decorated up for Christmas and everyone wearing there Christmas clothes, hats, & scarfs.  It was fun.  But today I am paying for it.  I'm so  tired it' is hard for me to get motivated today.    So this that being said- here is an easier Christmas card that really didn't take alot of time to make.  So if your making alot or even a little you can get the job done in a Jiffy. (just don't stay out all night before hand) hehe

Whisper White c/s #100730
Cherry Cobbler c/s # 119685 & ink pad  #126966
Gumball Green c/s #126840
Bashful blue ink pad  #126960
Heart of Christmas stamp  (w)only #12129  $8.95 (pg 15 holiday mini catalog)
Mixed Medley  (hostess set in holiday mini pg 39)  #128054 (w) or #128057 (c)
Scallop Edge Border punch  #119882  $15.95 pg 183
3/4 " circle punch  #119873 pg 184
1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch  #127811 $15.95 (in holiday mini pg 7) 
Big Shot #113439  $99.95
Stampin' Trimmer  #126889 pg 180
retired snowflake embossing folder
Stampin' Dimemsionals  #104430 $3.95  pg 177
Snail Adhesive  #104332 $6.95 or refill #104331  $4.50  pg 177

Run your Whisper White cardstock thru an embossing folder.  (Pg 189 in the big catalog has lots of embossing folders to choose from -Petals-a-Plenty makes a nice Christmas folder)  I stamped the Heart of Christmas stamp on Whisper white and then cut around it to the desired size I wanted.  Placed my saying on top of some Gumball green and cut that out.  Punched out a scalloped edge using the Cherry Cobbler c/s. Used dimensionals to adhere saying to card.   Using Gumball Green I cut out a piece of paper 4 1/4 x 2  measured in almost an inch from the edge of the paper and in the middle of the paper marked a dot.  Cut in from the edge to the dot on both sides of paper.  To make the top one I layed the Cherry Cobbler paper on top of the Gumball Green and marked a dot in the middle .  And cut it out the same as the top piece.
Stamped the snowflake stamp with Bashful Blue ink and used the 1 1/4 scalloped punch.  Stamped the Merry Christmas with Cherry Cobbler ink punched it out with the 3/4 " circle punch.  Used a dimensional to adhere to the top of the snowflake.
Hope you enjoyed this card.  Pretty and easy to make.
Remember to check out the sale items below for some great discounts going on until Nov 28th.  Stamps, punches, paper, embellishments, etc.  Stock up and get as many as you would like for Christmas presents or stocking stuffers.

If I can help you in any way please call or shoot me an email.

If you would like to order from my online Stampin' Up Store you can go to- 

Thanks for looking.  Leave me a comment to let me know how you like it.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

HO HO HO Merry Christmas

Isn't this a cute Santa card.  I was on the Internet and I saw something like this but when I went back to look at it again I couldn't find it.  So I made it my own way.  Just loved the way it turned out.  And
I think Santa would like it too :)
His suit is made in Real Red c/s #102482.  I used Basic Black c/s #121045  belt and buttons.  The buttons I used the Buttons # 5 Sizzlits #113440-$4.95 page 191 on the big catalog.  His mustache & beard is made with Whisper white c/s # 100730-$6.95 for 40 sheets.  I used the wing on the Bird Builder punch #117191-$16.95 for his mustache and the Apothecary Accent Framelits in the big catalog pg 191- #127003- $24.95 for his beard.  His nose is out of Real Red c/s and his mouth is Pretty in Pink c/s but you could use Whisper White and just color it with any pink you already have.  Both were cut with the 1/2"circle punch pg 184(big book) $5.95 #119869.  I also used the snowflake embossing folder for his suit and belt.  His belt buckle is Silver Glimmer Paper pg 160 (big catalog) $4.95-#124005.  The shape was made with the 1 1/4" square punch-pg 183(big catalog) $15.95-#119065 and the smaller square is 1' Square punch-pg 183 $15.95 #124094.  (punch the smaller square first and the larger on last.  That way you can see how much paper you have on all the sides).
Remember, to use the Framelits, dies or embossing folders you must have a die cutting machine like our Big shot.  You can emboss or cut with any dies you get. 
                             Pg 186(big catalog)  #113439  $99.95

Hope you enjoyed this card.  It was alot of fun to make and I have gotten alot of good comments from those who I've showed the card.  I'd love to hear your thoughts too.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

What's more happy than Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer.   I love the reindeer from the Joyous Celebrations stamp set  (#128066-$22.95-w or 128069 -$15.95-c) in the Holiday Mini catalog.  The saying is from More Merry Messages in the big catalog(#126400-$24.71-w or #126402-$18.71-c). It is also one of the stamp sets on sale right now from the HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA.  I also used the Big Shot Textured Embossing folder- #127820 Holiday Frame - $7.95.
Whisper White Cardstock  #100730
Soft Suede c/s #115318
Cherry Cobbler c/s  #119685
Old Olive c/s  #100702
Chocolate Chip Stamp pad  #126979
Cherry Cobbler Stamp pad  #126966
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585 ---for his nose
Hope you enjoyed this card.
 Remember to check out Stampin' Up's  Holiday Extravaganza sale going on right now Nov 19-28th. You can see the sale items in the blog below.  More Merry Messages are on sale right now.
Blessings  and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Today Get yours while supply last----SOLD OUT

I am so excited to be able to show you this new  Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!

Do you love the look of texture on your paper crafting projects?  Looking for holiday gifts for the crafter in your life or maybe even YOU?   If so, check out this limited time offer!

Stampin' Up! is offering a test run of the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine. We have 4,000 available to be sold...This is an only while supplies last item
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. Please read the included instructions before using the Texture Boutique.

Texture Boutique Bundle 132700
Price: $39.95
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder--buy as a bundle and save. The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine 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. Comes with 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads and 1 Mylar Shim.

We are lucky to have the chance to purchase this.  Since Stampin' Up pairs up with Sizzix they gave us this great offer.   Let me know if I can help you in any way.  

I hope you will enjoy this.  (I'm sure I'm going to :)

NEW from Stampin' Up "Talking Tags"

 Send a message to someone special by using Stampin' Up's new talking tags.  Easy to use and fun!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Ornament Class

I will be having 2 more Holiday Ornament Classes.  I will post the dates tonite.  If your interested let me know.  The first two classes filled up quickly so don't be left out.  Only 4 people per class.  Check back tomorrow for the dates.  The class was fun!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree I made using the Simply Scored Tool  # 122334.  I was playing around last night  wanting to make some Christmas Decorations and this is what I came up with.  I will put the instructions on this tree later on today so you can make it for a gift or one of your decorations.  Let me know if I can be of any help to you with this.  It was not hard after I figured out the measurements.  Anyone interested in the instructions?  Let me know.   And I will post them.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Holiday Ornament Class

Hi Everyone,
I posted the first Ornament Class.  It is on my Stampin' Up Website.

More classes to follow.

Any questions email me at (just paste it in your browser)
or call me
at 253-987-7147

Thank you!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tacoma Holiday Show

Hi Everyone!
Holiday Show items are on the website.  I will try to finish by Sunday.  
Thanks everyone for all your support.  You guys are GREAT!
Thank you!  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Demonstrator Promotion

INK-redible New Demonstrator Promotion

From 1 November through 16 December, when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, you'll get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads*-a $49.95 value!
Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already affords you so many benefits:
  • A twenty percent product discount!
  • A subscription to Stampin' Up!'s exclusive demonstrator magazine!
  • Eligibility to attend Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only events!
  • Access to Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator community, where you can interact with thousands of demonstrators around the world and find tens of thousands of project ideas!
Don't let this INK-credible opportunity pass you by! Contact your demonstrator to get started today.

*Neutrals Collection not eligible

The New Stampin' Trimmer

I am so excited to tell you the new paper trimmer is here and today you can order it.

Introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!

 Stampin' Trimmer  
                      Check it out here and watch the video Stampin' Up has to help us.
                                                                     Your going to love it!  

                           The New Trimmers Features
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements. 
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch. 
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95
  • Make sure to check out the new paper trimmer....You're going to love it!