Thursday, October 28, 2010

Craft fair cards; sunbathing furbaby; Christmas tree

I love looking at stores decorated for Christmas!

I have been making up items for the craft fair in our community next month - here is one of the items....these are coloring card sets (4 cards to color, 4 envelopes) with a penguin gift tag on the front,

Monday, October 25, 2010

Do you stamp your envelopes to match your cards? More rainbows...

Now isn't this a contrasting picture or what?  A fall/halloween pumpkin and a Santa Christmas card?!  Yeah, I am one of those people who do like to stamp an envelope to match my card, most of the time.  After I made this card in a class recently, of course I stamped my envelope.  And took it home.  When I took the card and envelope out of my little stamping bag, I had to look at it twice, because it looked like I had forgotten to watercolor in the top half of my Santa picture....Now I didn't plan this out or use any tool to line the Santas up with!  This is what it looked like when I first took it out

Friday, October 22, 2010

Double Rainbow and Stork; Sleepy Owl Cards

I used my adorable owl punch again today; after seeing that movie Legend of the Guardians (it was great!) and all the different and pretty owls in it, I have lots of ideas for owls.  This was for a swap where you can use whatever you want, so I used both Stampin' Up and some of my non-Stampin' Up supplies.  I wanted to use different types of textures to create a scene that you might see on a moonlight walk..

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Get an early start on Christmas gifts with handmade holiday sale! New dog class...

Here's an easy and great way to jump start your Christmas shopping and get your kids involved making presents they would enjoy giving to relatives, teachers, special friends - Stampin' Up is offering 20% off sets that have everything you need to make Christmas tags, cards, gift wrapping, bracelets, necklaces, and a cool chunky frame set!  The sale started this week and goes until Dec. 16th - check out the "bundles" for their Amazing Cards, Beautiful Packaging, and Cherished gifts


In the Vintage Christmas Bundle #124067 wood $23.92 or Vintage Christmas Bundle #124068 clear $19.92, you get the In the Deck the Halls designer paper - 12 sheets (12 x 12") 6 designs (reversible) AND  Bells and Boughs 4-stamp set.


In the Tags Til Christmas Bundle #124077 wood $38.32 or Tags Til Christmas Bundle #124078 clear $31.92, you get the Tags Till Christmas 9-stamp set AND the Decorative Label punch.

One more bundle I want to show you is the Frame Gift Bundle #124075 $19.92 - in this bundle you get a 12 x 12" white chunky frame AND a beautiful flourish to put on it anyway you  want:

I personally have made up this frame without the flourish and it is so awesome - see here is my frame I made in Diana Gibbs' class last week - I'll probably add some of Stampin' Up's ribbon around the edges or something, but isn't is gorgeous done up like this?   You can stand it up by itself, or hang it up...

This frame is so versatile and practical, that I got an extra one!  If you want to see a much better picture of it, look at it on Diana's blog because she has an super camera:

The other bundles that you can get 20% off now are the:
Simply Adorned Gift Bundle #124076 $39.88 (necklace, charm, AND little 5-stamp set pictured at the beginning of this post)

Gift Packaging Bundle #124083 wood $26.32 or Gift Packaging Bundle #124084 clear $19.92 (set of 4 Christmas tag stamp set AND mini-lunch sacks - picture of the sack decorated for Christmas at the beginning of this post)

Contempo Christmas Card Bundle #124071 wood $20.72 or Contempo Christmas Card Bundle #124072 clear $17.52 (set of 4 Christmas stamps AND 12 sheets of designer paper).

There is a copy of the flyer about this great sale on the Stampin' Up website ( - and I would love to answer any questions you have, order any of the bundles, and help you develop your ideas for Christmas with them (email me!  The stamp sets are also available in Spanish and French :-) 

If you have school-aged children, I bet they will have some time off for the Thanksgiving holiday and so you will want to keep them busy - What a better way to save yourself some money (and sanity) by keeping them busy making Christmas projects?!   You might even have some fun yourself lol.  Let me help you get through that Thanksgiving vacation time....
P.S.  We started a new session of dog agility classes this week - here is our furbaby Inu in her little pink collar, "listening" to what the teacher is saying so she can "practice" it with her daddy - isn't she a cute little patient doggy?  And see how well her classmates wait in their crates?  Probably anticipating those yummy dogg treats for a job well done!!  Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Royal Blog tour next month - Play Jester Game/win super great prize

Have to let you know that besides the SUDSOL blog tour next month, the Royal Blog tour is starting as well!  Between the 2 blog tours, there will be over 100 great projects posted by the Stampin' Up demonstrators in them (I'm in the SUDSOL, and on waiting list for Royal Blog; keeping my fingers crossed).  These will be exceptionally wonderful blog tours!  You won't want to miss them and be sure to check them out while they are up! 
The Royal Blog tour has already started posting info about some of its participant "princesses" and there will be awesome Honorary Queens heading it up - check it out here and if you like unscrambling words, play the Jester Game - correct answers will put into a pot and the person drawn will have a choice of 3 wonderful is the info so you can get started!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

By Royal decree, Jasper Jester has been appointed to bring you some fun and entertainment preceding the Royal Blog Tour. Get thee quills and ink, put on your thinking caps, and decipher the following 18 words.
• All words are related to Stampin' Up and the Royal Blog Tour.
• This contest runs from October 11th through October 18th.
• Winner, which will be drawn from the correct entries submitted, will be announced on October 20th.
• Winner will receive an extra entry into the Royal Giveaway at the end of the tour which starts on November 4th. The Royal Giveaway winner will have the choice of a Sizzix Big Shot, My Design Studio or a $100 Stampin' Up! gift certificate.

     To save you time, here are the words, but you will have to post your answers on the link above and submit them by Oct. 18th: (Remember that all words are related to Stampin' Up and the Royal Blog Tour)


















Good luck and I'll be posting more info about both blog tours soon! 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Owl punch cards - love that Stampin' Up owl punch!

I have blogged before about getting my very own owl punch that Stampin' Up came out with....And I got it and did an owl punch class with it - see the cute cute cute owl cards I made?! 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Upcoming Holiday SUDSOL Blog Tour - Nov. 3rd

I was able to get my first spot on a blog tour!!  Yay! The SUDSOL blog tour for Stampin' Up demonstrators!  It will have a holiday focus (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, etc.) and I will be making up 3 projects for it.  Of all the groups I have joined for paper crafting, I am liking this one the best and it is well worth it. I did the 2-week free trial, and then joined for 3 months....then rejoined for longer. There is a ton of things you get with your membership - I still haven't checked them all out yet!  Here is SUDSOL's mission: SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line) is a online community of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators dedicated to providing creative and professional information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All demonstrators regardless of location, regardless of the support you are getting elsewhere, we are here to support you 24/7.

I usually sketch out a design first, but it seems that whatever I end up making is somewhat different from my sketch!  I really like shabby chic and vintage styles, so want to design my projects with those themes....So last night I was working on some sketches....I  have so many ideas that I have to make a list, then decide on what Stampin' Up items I have that will work....then I start drawing designs.... 

More info in the future about my projects and the SUDSOL Blog Tour....check out the 2-week trial membership - like they say, Try It, You Might Like It .... reminds me of that cute funny tv commercial with Mikey trying the Life cereal (Brothers saying to each other, "...he won't like it, he never likes anything...he likes it!?!".... )  Anyone remember that one?!  Click on this link to see for yourself:  Free 2-week trial for SU demonstrators on me!    Thanks a bunch!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Christmas cards; digger dog/sleeper dog

If you do any kind of crafts, you know that right after Halloween (coming up soon!) comes Thanksgiving, and Christmas and New Years, so you don't get any breaks if you do projects!  So I am always glad to get a start on Christmas cards!!  Here are some cards I made

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dog cards; birthday purse card set

Sorry I haven't posted for a week - I had some surgery last week where they removed the hardware that was put into my lower right leg/ankle last year when it was broken.....since it had been giving me lots of problems and pain, it was taken out - it was a 2.5" plate and 7 heavy duty screws....they gave them back to me so now I have something for my toolbox.  My leg stings where it was cut and stitches just been taking it easy.  Thought I would post pictures of some of the dog cards that my hubby and I made to raise funds for the sheltie dogs rescue.  I used retired Stampin Up designer paper and ink, and several of the dog stamps I have started collecting since I became a dog lover when we adopted our furbaby.  Here are a couple more


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