Sunday, December 30, 2012

One Last Christmas Posting

These were the gifts I made for our neighbors.  Super sparkly in real life, not so much in the pictures.  ;( 
I bought paint cans, filled them with candy and decorated them with a belly band and a to/from tag on the side... that I failed to get a picture of.  I was in a bit of a hurry! All eight of them got delivered before the 24th - it was almost a Christmas miracle! *Ü*

My favorite part was the knob I drilled into the lid.
Want to see something really cute??  I know, it's almost New Year's so you will have to stamp fast!
My downline Julie is starting a banner of the month club over at Inky Fingers.  Be sure to check this one out and the darling Valentine banner for February that will be posted soon (and Franky if you missed him at Halloween!).

Friday, December 28, 2012

More Promotion Gifts & New Clearance Rack Items

Get them while they last...
15 more products have been added to the Clearance Rack
  • Neutrals Flower Brads
  • Regals Flower Brads
  • Subtles Flower Brads
  • Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
  • Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon
  • 2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock
  • Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
  • Well Worn Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Side Notes
  • Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies
  • Flower Burst Embosslits Dies

  • Don't miss out, please order HERE.

    A couple more promotion gifts to share!  Above is a reusable shopping bag with darling elf shoes attached.
    A business card holder with a crown from the new You Rule stamp set available January 3rd in the new Spring Catalog.  You are going to be seeing a LOT of this set - I love it!! *Ü*

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012

    Stampin' Trimmer Blades Now Available

    We had some awesome promotions in Inking Everything last month and it was my pleasure to hand out a few gifts.  Here is one of them.
     Craft and Paper Scissors decorated with the I Am stamp set, Elegant Butterfly Punch and the brand new 1-1/4" Two Tone Ribbon in Pink Pirouette/Rose Red available on January 3rd.
    Stampin' Trimmer Cutting and Scoring Blades Now Available!
  • Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995) $5.95
  • Stampin' Trimmer Scoring Blades (item 126996) $4.95
  • Stampin' Trimmer (item 126889) $29.95

  • Please order yours HERE.

    Sunday, December 23, 2012

    Top Note Candy Purses - Christmas

    Remember the Top Note Candy Purses I made last Christmas?  I decided to make some for the kids teachers and attach Target Gift Card Coins to them.
    The link to the instructions on how to make these can be found HERE. 

    Love these little gift coins!

    Friday, December 21, 2012

    Mini Pocket Book Christmas

    Once again I made my mom a gift card book for Christmas.  I'm safe, she will never see this!  She is the hardest person to buy for - EVER!  I made her one last year and this was the first Stampin' Up! thing I've made that she actually kept.  I'm sure if you have been reading my blog long enough, you are well aware that I have a SU! non-appreciating mom. *Ü*
    Here's this years edition featuring pictures of my family taken by our incredible photographer, Brenda Mallaburn.
     If you would like to make a Mini Pocket Book also, the tutorial for this can be found on the right hand sidebar or the tutorials page of this blog.


    Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Christmas Chalkboard Cards

    I love this chalkboard art we are seeing everywhere.  It brings me right back to my elementary school where Mrs. Sunderland used to leave little doodles on the well-worn boards that never quite came clean after erasing.  And it perfectly feeds into my love for school supplies...don't tell me you aren't obsessed with them too!
    I've been wanting to try it for a while now with real stamps and ink, not My Digital Studio and finally made the time to do it.
    It isn't perfect, it still needs perfecting but it was SO fun!!

    The first step is remembering to use your embossing buddy on the black cardstock so you don't get all these little splatters. *Ü*
    I started with all the Christmas words I thought would fit on a card front.  I stamped each one in Whisper White ink and embossed with white embossing powder right after each one - so they didn't get too dry.

    When everything is embossed, I used an old wash cloth (or a soft towel) to pick up a little ink right off the ink pad and rub gently into the cardstock where there logically could be an eraser mark - which really could be anywhere, so you can't mess it up too bad. 
    After that, fill in, line the edges or doodle with a white colored pencil (regular school supplies, nothing fancy).  Actually you can do the pencil part before or after the chalkboard technique.  It works both ways.

    Monday, December 17, 2012

    Clearance Rack Additions

    Have you seen all the additions to the Clearance Rack?  WOW ! There are some great deals over there.
    Check it all out right HERE!
    This is a fun Christmas video by the talented staff at Stamin' Up!.

    Saturday, December 15, 2012

    Painted Christmas Jars

    Aren't these fun?  I painted cheap-o glass jars with spray paint then decorated them for Christmas.
     The camera angle makes the jingle bells look ginormous, but they really aren't. 
    1. Spray with Rust-oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2X.  This color is Colonial Red Satin.  Only takes one coat!
    2. Decorate - I glued jute around the rim, made a rolled rose from burlap, cut apart a Christmas branch and bought the bells at Target.
    3. Fill with candy and give away!
     An Ink-credible Promotion!!

    Now through Sunday evening...get 'em while you can! 
    Two days left to choose a free color family of ink pads with your starter kit.
    New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads - you can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!
    That's 10 FREE stamp pads!!

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    Snowman Tealights Get Married!

    Two posts in one day folks, but guess what? 
    Remember when I posted these snowman tea lights?
    The web editor for Bridal Guide noticed these on my blog and asked if she could use them in an upcoming issue. 
    Here is what she said,  "I'd love to feature this in an online slide show about ways to reuse wedding items as holiday decor (the tea lights being the reused item!). Please let me know if it'd be okay to use your image and link back to your site for the directions."
    So I said YES!!!
    And here is the link she sent today when the posting went live,
    I'm about the 6th slide in the show. *Ü*
    Thank you Kristen!

    Naughty & Nice Tags

    This was the free download available last month for My Digital Studio.  You can order your free trial of My Digital Studio HERE, and still pick up your free download. 
    Free 'For You From Us' Designer Template - Digital Download
    Order Number 132810

    I printed the tags and cut them out, mounted them on Real Red cardstock, added 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon and a jingle bell!  Perfect tags for my stamp club orders. 
    I may enjoy this MDS thing after all! *Ü*
     An Ink-credible Promotion!!
    Dates: Now through December 16, 2012

    New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!

    That's 10 FREE stamp pads!!

    Also, host a $450 party and YOU will get the Ink-redible deal too PLUS $65 in Hostess Dollars and a 50% off item!
    This includes catalog parties and online orders.
    Don't miss out of a FREE color family of stamp pads - only 4 days left!

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    Tres Chic Handbags Holiday Collection

    Some lucky ladies will be receiving Stampin' Up! gift certificates from loved ones wrapped up in one of these little lovelies.  I have lots of them to deliver and mail this week - I love pretty gift wrapping! *Ü*
    The pattern and instructions for these cuties is in the Tres Chic Handbags tutorial, available on the right hand sidebar or on the tutorials page of this blog. 

    Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper, Mixed Medley stamp set, 1-1/4" Scalloped Circle  and 3/4" Circle Punches, Ribbon Slides, Antique Brads

     Cherry Cobbler, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler Tulle, Sticky Rounds, More Merry Messages for the tag.

    Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper, Joyful Celebrations stamp set, XL Oval punch, Crumb Cake Tulle, Oval Frame Embossing Folder, non SU! jingle bells.

    Sunday, December 9, 2012

    Scentsational Seasons Candy Treats

    I love these little Scentsational Scents characters, so cute and Christmasy! Is that a word?
    Covered Hershey snack size bars.  I'm almost done, I'm making 25 of each these for the kids schools.

    If interested in making some also, the directions are in the 12 Days of Christmas 2012.
    An Ink-credible Promotion!!

    Dates: Now through December 16, 2012
    New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!
    That's 10 FREE stamp pads!!
    Also, host a $450 party and YOU will get the Ink-redible deal too PLUS $65 in Hostess Dollars and a 50% off item!
     This includes catalog parties and online orders.
    You know what's cool?  Between recruiting and shows, I've had 15 people get 10 free stamps pads each! *Ü*
    Sweet & Simple Christmas Packaging
    Stampin' Up! has taken all the work out of it for you with two cute packaging ideas at just the right price.
    Trimmings & Tags Bundle
    Item 132769
    $13.50 (a $16.85 value)

    Petite Treats Bundle
    Item 132770
    $13.50 (a $16.85 value)
    Check it out and please order HERE.