Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I have one more card from the Love You Much Bundle to share with you tomorrow.
Be safe this New Year's Eve, and I will see you in the new year!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I have another card to share with you tomorrow. Be sure to stop by!
Thank you so much for taking the time to check in.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Now that Christmas is over, it's time to start thinking about those Valentine Cards & Gifts. Stampin' Up! is offering the "Love You Much Bundle" now through January 31. This bundle includes the Love You Much Stamp Set, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper, and the coordinating Heart to Heart Punch. Purchasing these items separately would cost $51.85. You can get it now for only $41.48, a 20% savings, plus shipping & handling.
This promotion began on December 23, and the response has been amazing! The Designer Series Paper Pack is currently on backorder, so the Bundle cannot be ordered online at this time. The manufacturer has promised SU that they will have the paper back in stock this week. If you are interested in ordering, you can still contact me and I can place the orders for you. There will be just a slight delay.
We will be using the Love You Much Bundle in our January class. The cost of this class is $30.00, or you can purchase the bundle, and attend for FREE! We will be making Valentine Cards and Favors. Contact me today to sign up!
The Love You Much Stamp Set, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper, and coordinating Heart to Heart Punch will all be available in the New 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog. They are only being offered in the bundle, with the discounted price during this promotion, and will be offered separately, at full price when the new catalog is released.
The New 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog retails for $9.95. You can reserve your copy today for only $5.00*! Contact me before January 10, 2009 to take advantage of this great savings!
*This is my personal promotion, and not endorsed by Stampin' Up!
Have a Great Weekend!
Friday, December 19, 2008
The Tree, Snowflakes and Bird, are all from the Season of Friendship Stamp Set. This set is in the Holiday Mini Catalog and is still available through January 18. The From Our Home to Yours stamp is from the Bellas Bloom set. I used the Chocolate Felt Ribbon from the Ribbon Originals, Alpine, also in the Holiday Mini, and Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon. The Cardstock is Kraft & Riding Hood Red. The snowflakes were stamped with White Craft Ink.
I hope you all have a wonderful day! It's rainy here...a great day to stay home & stamp.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Now for a little business. Just a reminder that December 23 is the last day to take advantage of the 10% Discount on all Retiring Sets. This is the first time that there has been a discount offered on these sets. You can see the complete list on my website. While you're ordering all those sets that are soon to be gone forever, don't forget you also get FREE Shipping until December 23 on all orders over $70.00! December 31 is the last day to order the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit. I love my kit! There is so much in it, it is well worth it. And last, but not least, January 18 is the last day to receive a 20% discount on any set from the Fall/Winter Catalog Sampler with a $20.00 order, and to place orders from the Holiday Mini Catalog.
I think that's everything. Keep watching my blog, or my Stampin' Up! website for more great promotions in the near future!
I hope you all know how much I appreciate you stopping by each day to visit. Have a Fabulous Day, and I'll see you tomorrow with another card.
We finally got the new carpet installed in our bedroom! I can't wait to get everything put back together.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We saw this project quite some time ago, and my friend Loretta made one and was so kind to buy supplies for me so I could make one too.
This is a glass block purchased at Menards, a set of 50 white lights, ribbon from Michaels, and the Small Decor Elements, Jingle All The Way. Loretta had a friend drill a hole in the bottom of the block, so we could put the lights inside. My lights all kinda squished to the bottom. I need to take them out, stretch the cord out and put them back in.
I'm planing on working on my Christmas cards while my new carpet is being installed. Hopefully, I will have something fun to post tomorrow.
Have a Great Day!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I do have a couple more small projects to share with you from the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit.
Won't these be adorable tied on to some one's package? I love the Snowflake. It is actually 6" across. It's hard to see here, but I added some glitter, included in the kit, just to give it a bit of sparkle. The center of the Star/Flower is a Half Pearl from the Pretties Kit. I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch holes to add the Silver Cord for hanging.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I'm shopping tomorrow with my 3 sisters. We usually go on "Black Friday", but couldn't this year. Hopefully it warms up just a bit.
Quick update on my Father-in-Law. He had a blood transfusion with the hopes of raising the white blood count, so far, so good. He's still in the hospital, under observation. Thank you all for your kind thoughts.
Monday, December 1, 2008
As some of you know, Scott's dad has been battling prostate cancer for several years. He is on several different medications, and they all have different side effects. One, unfortunately seems to effect his balance, and he has fallen 3 times in the last few days. He was admitted to the hospital with the last fall. He is doing well, but his white blood count is extremely low, and they thought it best to keep him so they could monitor him for a couple of days. I am fighting the worst cold I have ever had, so I am not allowed to visit, but Scott has been going to the hospital to spend time with him each evening.
Even with the busy holiday weekend, I did manage to sneak into my craft room to make an Ornament and a couple of Tags with the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit.
I am in Love with this kit! Everything is just so cute. The die cut paper to perfectly fit the chipboard shapes makes it so easy. I just can't wait to start decorating gift bags and wrapping packages so I can tie on the coordinating tags made from this kit. You get everything you need, from the Exclusive Stamp Set, to the Coordinating Stampin' Spots, (that are pretty darn cute themselves), to the Rhinestone Brads, Glitter, Ribbon, Elastic Cord, and even the Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive & Stampin' Dimensionals.
Check it out for yourself! Visit my website and click on specials. You can even order on line. Just make sure you access ordering from my website to get the best prices on products and shipping.
Have a Great Evening!
I have to go call my dad, and wish him a Happy Birthday!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This is a very limited time offer. Starting today, November 26-December 1, Stampin' Up! is offering a 20-50% discount on select product bundles. Quantities are limited, so to insure that you get the things you want, please place your orders online by accessing my Demonstrator Business Website at http://www.debbied.stampinup.net/.
The Stampin' Up! offices will be closed Thursday & Friday in honor of Thanksgiving. To minimize the risk of the discounted bundles you need, no longer being available, order online early!
Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This is a 16" ceramic tile that I bought at Lowe's, and the Large "Jingle All The Way" Decor Elements. It was so easy to adhere the Decor Elements to the tile. It has a bit of a textue, but I had no problems. Of course, I couldn't just leave it at that, so I sponged Real Red ink on the edges of the tile, and around the design. That was just a little too bright, so then I sponged Encore Gold Ink over that to tone it down just a bit. The Encore ink is a pigment ink, so I had to heat set it. Just be careful not to melt the Vinyl Decor Element. It really is prettier in person, the picture doesn't do it justice.
There are several Holiday Decor Elements that come in various sizes and colors. Check them out at my Stampin' Up! website.
I know you are all very busy during this Thanksgiving Weekend, but, you'll definitely want to make time to...
Monday, November 24, 2008
My friend made this card for our Christmas Card class that we had in October. I Love the Pink Snowflakes. It's so sweet & delicate. This is one of the In-Colors, Pink Pirouette, and the Snow Burst stamp set. She tore the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock and inked the edges so it would blend with the pink cardstock. The Holiday Greetings sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations stamp set.
I can't believe it's Thanksgiving week...
I hope you all know how thankful I am that you take the time to stop by and check out what's going on in my little studio.
Smiles to you all!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I am anxious to find out the details...and share them with you!
Have a Great Weekend.
Friday, November 21, 2008
The leaves are from the Season of Friendship stamp set that can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I punched a 1 inch circle out of scrap paper to use as a guide and stamped the leaves around it to form the wreath shape. To add the berries, I used small dots of Crystal Effects, and sprinkled Red Chunky Essentials Glitter on them. The patterned paper is from the Designer Series Paper Ski Slope, also in the Holiday Mini. The Noel stamp is from Many Merry Messages.
Thanks for taking the time to look at today's project!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The round tin ornaments were made with tins purchased at Michaels. I used the Deer Friends Hostess set and the Scallop Circle Punch to make the design for the inside. I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole to add the ribbon for hanging, and a little fake snow. Before closing the tin, I put a small amount of Crystal Effects around the edge to seal it so it wouldn't come open. You can also just add a magnet to the back for really cute holiday refrigerator magnets.
Hope you enjoyed today's projects.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Once you spend your $20.00, there is no limit to the number of rub-ons that you can get at 20% off. This offer is only available thru November 30, 2008.
Stampin' Up! is featured in the December issue of Country Living. There is a great spread showing lots of projects for the Holidays. You can purchase the Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit which includes all of the products you need to create the projects in Country Living magazine, and more. The kit includes an exclusive set of 6 stamps, 4-12x12 Sheets Die Cut Chipboard Shapes, 2 each of 4-12x12 Double-Sided Die Cut Designer Series Papers that coordinate with the die cut chipboard, 2 each of 2-12x12 Double-Sided Designer Series Papers, 2 sheets 12x12 Whisper White Cardstock, 25 yards Silver Metallic Cord, 10 yards 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, 20 Components from the Pretties Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Riding Hood Red and Old Olive Classic Stampin' Spot, uninked Stampin' Spot, and Whisper White Craft Ink Refill. WOW! All of this for only $49.95! Country Living is also offering a special subscription price for SU customers, and a Bonus mini stamp kit with subscription. You can go to http://www.stamp.countryliving.com/ for details. This offer is available now, thru December 31, 2008.
Contact me today to get this super Holiday Collection and start decorating!
Friday, November 14, 2008
The card I want to share today is one we did at the Birthday Stamp-a-Stack. It was done using the Watercolor Technique. Several people opted not to do watercolor, and just colored the balloons with Stampin' Write Markers. That works too, of course, and we stress in our classes that we don't want anyone to "stress" over making the cards, and we like to see you express your creativity and do your own thing! I actually got this idea right from the SU website. There is a great video you can watch to see exactly how it was created. You can watch the video by going to http://www.debbied.stampinup.net/.
To get the best effect with Watercoloring you should use watercolor paper, which can be found on page 166 of the Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog. You should also use Stazon Ink to stamp the image to be watercolored. This is a Solvent Ink, and won't bleed. I did not have the Happy, Happy Birthday Jumbo Wheel used on the SU sample, so I "expressed my creativity" and used the Stars from the Classic Background Set. There are a couple of products you can use to Watercolor. The Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, and the Aqua Painters, which is what I used here. Check out the video & then give it a try! It is really fun and gives a great look to your cards or scrapbook pages.
Okay...now I can go cross another item off of my "to do" list for today!
Thanks for stopping by today--have a Great weekend!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I have been having major computer issues. I think mine was possessed by the demon aol, so I had to perform an "exorcism" on it yesterday. Long story, and I'll spare you the details. We haven't had aol for quite some time, but it would just pop up randomly, and kept trying to "sign on". I think it was jealous that I had switched, and was using internet explorer. I couldn't do anything on my computer yesterday. I was becoming quite agitated and finally just deleted the whole program. I think my computer is much happier now, and it's working like a dream!
So...I can finally share a couple of cards that we did in the Birthday Card class this past Sunday. We had a fabulous time, as usual, and what a pleasure to have everyone contribute food and snacks! Everything was scrumptious.
One of my assignments for this class was to create the two masculine cards that we would be making. Sometime these are difficult for me, mostly because 95% of the stamps I own are flowery! I actually ordered the Nature Silhouette Set so I would have something masculine to work with. I had recently ordered the Happiness is a Journey Set, because I love that saying. Here are the two cards that I came up with.
Nature Silhouette, Inspired by Nature, Sincere Salutations Stamp Sets
Sahara Sand, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White Cardstock
Bordering Blue, Basic Black Classic Ink
Mini Library Clip, Stampin' Dimensionals
I just realized when typing the supplies, that my Linen Thread that I had tied on the Mini Library Clip is gone. If you want to add just a little something, tie a small bit of Linen Thread in a knot around the Mini Library Clip. It looks really nice...really it did!
Happiness is a Journey Stamp Set
More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla Cardstock
Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Gold Brads, Twill Ribbon
There you have it! Two "manly" cards. You can also just change the color combination for some other great looks. Try More Mustard with Bravo Burgandy, or Elegant Eggplant. I also did this card with Always Artichoke. That one will go to my Dad on December 1, for his Birthday. The deer will go to Scott's Dad tomorrow for his Birthday. Looks like I did these cards just in time.
Thanks for checking in today. I'll try not to go a whole week without posting from now on!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I left the pink up through October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and decided since it has been so beautiful here I would shoot some fall colors. This is actually in my yard, so I get to enjoy it everyday...for a little while longer any way. I'm sure it will get cold soon, and all the leaves will be gone for the winter. After all, it is November, but it still feels like September.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I actually did a Workshop in a customer's home this past weekend. I have been focusing on my classes, and haven't done a true workshop in a while. It was good, and fun! I had forgotten how much I enjoyed doing them. I took lots of samples...some you have seen here, and some you haven't seen...yet! I do have a couple of the cards that I demonstrated to share with you today.
This first card was created using the Pocket Silhouette Set, Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink and cardstock, and Pacific Point cardstock. The patterned paper is from the Patterns Designer Series Papers. I used the Scallop Square Punch to punch out the flower image after stamping them. Then I used both the Small and Large Oval Punches to layer the sentiment. The ribbons are the 5/8" Grosgrain Stripe in Kiwi Kiss, and the scrumptious Double-Sided Satin Ribbon, which is also Kiwi Kiss on one side, and Very Vanilla on the other. I love the combination of the Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point. It's very bright & cheerful!
This next card uses Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, and Baja Breeze, another yummy combination. This is the One of a Kind and the Heard From The Heart Stamp Sets. The flowers were stamped & then punched out with the Boho Blossoms Punch and mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals. I used my Mat Pack to line up my paper piercing. I felt it needed just a little "something", so I added the Linen Thread. The corners were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch.
It's going to be a beautiful day today! Don't forget to VOTE! See you tomorrow.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Today is the last day to order the Spooky Spider Decor Elements. It's also the last day to take advantage of the 20% Discount on select Birthday Stamp Sets, and the Aqua Painter special. Remember, we will be using several of these Birthday sets in our Stamp-a-Stack coming up on November 9. They are all really great sets, so if you think you need any of them, don't miss out on that 20% discount. Also don't forget that you can order any time online...you don't have to wait to contact me. You can order from the comfort & convenience of your own home. The deadline is midnight tonight for both of these special offers.
Here is a Birthday Card and a Cupcake Treat Box, using two of the sets that are being offered at a discount. This is the Crazy for Cupcakes set, and Simple Birthday Thanks. We will be using the Crazy for Cupcakes set on November 9. This is my favorite set from the ones that are included in this special.
If you want to make this card...contact me today to sign up for the Birthday Stamp-a-Stack on Sunday, November 9. We still have a couple of seats left!
Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The swirl is from the Baroque Motifs set, and the Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Holidays & Wishes set. They were both embossed with Stampin' Silver Embossing Powder.
I have Jazzercise this morning, and a bunch of errands to run after that. My plan is to get a gift wrap project done to share with you tomorrow. It's another 6:00am day tomorrow at Pier 1, so I need to get as much done today as possible. There is one great thing about starting at six though, I get done early too, so the rest of the day is "my" time!
Enjoy "your" time today...see you tomorrow!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
When we got home, we grilled steaks, and enjoyed a nice quiet dinner.
We had agreed on no presents, but Scott told me that he actually heard me mention something that I thought I would like, and he went out the next day and got it. He got me (us) a Wii, and the Wii Fit. He told me about his cousin who has the Wii Fit and said that it is really a great workout. I mentioned that I thought it would be fun. Well, now I know first hand that it is! We invited the kids and his parents over for dinner last night and played with the Wii. It comes with a sport game that has Baseball, Bowling, Golf, Boxing and Tennis. Then, after everyone left, we tried some of the "Fit" exercises. There was a "step aerobic" routine that I think I worked my abs more, laughing at Scott trying to follow along.
I have to work today, so I may not have time to post a project. I will share a card or two tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy this last week of October!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Well, are you ready...drum roll please...here is the cutest "Countdown to Christmas Calendar" that I'm sure you've ever seen. Can you tell I'm really proud of this project? It did take some time, another reason I stayed up way too late last night...or climbed into bed too early this morning. It's really not as hard as it looks. Now that the planning is done...picking just the right patterned paper, arranging the colors so they are just right, and figuring out what embellishments to put where. Sometimes I am way too picky about those things, so it takes me a while to get everything "balanced". My mom says I'm a perfectionist, but in what I do, I think that's a good thing. This turned out so cute, that I'm glad I took the extra time.
Okay, okay...stop typing and just show you right? Here it is!
The box measures 8-1/2" wide by 8-1/8" tall, and each little box is about 1-1/2" square.
The box is not Stampin' Up!, but all of the stamp sets & embellishments are. I'm not even going to try to list all of the products that I used to create this, so if you are curious as to what something is, just leave me a comment to this post, and I will be happy to answer any questions.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Also, a couple reminders:
The Birthday Stamp-a-Stack class is just about full. If you are interested in joining us for this Sensational Day of Stamping, please contact me as soon as possible.
There are only a few days left to order the select Birthday Sets at 20% off with a regular $20.00 purchase. We will be using these sets in class. They are all adorable! You can go to my website and click on "Shop Now", and then "Specials" to see these sets. There is no limit to the number of sets you can order at the discounted price once you order $20.00 regular merchandise.
The Spooky Spider Decor Elements will also be going away in a few short days.
Both of these promotions end Friday, October 31. Let me know if any of these things are things you just can't live without!
Off to finish the box. See you tomorrow!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I used the Big Shot to cut the 4 envelopes from Old Olive cardstock. When assembled, the box measures 3-1/4" wide by 2-1/4" high. The stripe is from the Designer Series Paper Ski Slope, which can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog. The Very Merry Christmas Scallop Square is from the Level 1 Hostess Set, Punches Three. I wanted to highlight the square so it would stand out, so I layered the Scallop Circle behind it in Real Red. Here is another picture so you can see what is inside the box.
I also wanted to remind you that we only have 5 spots left for our Birthday Stamp-a-Stack scheduled for Sunday, November 9, from 11-3. If you haven't registered yet, contact me today so you don't miss out! Some of the cards we are going to do are in the picture from our all night stamping event.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I know it's still October, but why wait to express our thankfulness. It's something I feel that we do all year long, but we really seem to stop and think about it at Thanksgiving time. Especially when we are gathered with our families enjoying the time we have to share with them. I have so much to be thankful for, I could list something everyday of the year and still have much more to add to that list.
I wanted to share one of my latest projects with you. This is one of the New Decor Elements from Phase II. Season of Thanks comes in two sizes, and three colors. This is the small black one applied right to the outside of the glass of a shadow box frame. I filled the shadow box with fall flowers, leaves, pinecones and acorns for a very festive look.
You can see all of the Decor Elements on my Demonstrator website. If you like what you see, you can order immediately, online and have your order delivered directly to you just in time for the Holidays!
I am Thankful for all of my friends who stop by to visit me each day & share in my joy of Stampin' Up!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I must say SU Demonstrators are incredibly creative. I can not take credit for these "cute spiders". I'm not sure where the idea originated, but it has been going around a lot of sites, and I couldn't resist.
These little guys were created entirely by using punches. The Scallop Circle Punch is the perfect size to cover a York Peppermint Patty. Wouldn't these be adorable setting around the tables at a Halloween Party? Or, fill a Ghostly pinata, and have them spill out all over the ground when it's busted open. Oh, the possibilities...
My parents have just recently returned home from an eight week driving trip to Alaska. They are coming over for dinner tonight to share their 3911 pictures, and tell us all about their trip. So, I have a busy day. Jazzercise this morning, banking, grocery store, pick Makayla up from school, and I will be cleaning...you know how you always feel like you have to do a little "extra" when your Mom comes to visit. I will also be cooking...which I love...but don't do a lot any more now that it's just me & Scott at home. Well, better get started...
Thanks for checking in today!
Supplies: Scallop Circle Punch, Photo Corner Punch, 1/4" & 1/2" Circle Punch
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The large scallop circle on the pennant was cut with the Big Shot as well, as was the word "BOO". This is the Serif Essentials Alphabet Die Set. These letters are about 2 inches tall, great for titles for your scrapbook pages. The Scallop Circle measures about 4-1/4 inches. This is the perfect size to layer on the Carousel Notes.
The little Pixie Stix toppers were done using the Batty for You stamp set. Isn't nice how their colors coordinate so well with the SU colors!
I got my bucket at Target a few weeks ago. I'm not sure if they still have them. They had a couple different colors and designs. This one came with the word "boo!" already on it, but you could use a rub-on to create your own.
Here are a couple of close up pictures, so you can see more of the details.
Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Monday, October 13, 2008
This card uses the Designer Series Paper Autumn Vine that can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog. The stamped image is from the set Wanted. I found a quick & easy way to get multiple colors on your stamp. Ink up your image as normal, starting with the lightest color. I used More Mustard here. Then, with your Stampin' Write markers you can color right over the top of the parts that you want different colors. I used Really Rust and Chocolate Chip to coordinate with the printed paper. I wanted a more natural look, so I used the Twill Ribbon as an accent, and tied the knot with Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon. The Happy Thanksgiving saying is from the Holidays & Wishes stamp set.
I punched out the stamped image with the Scallop Circle Punch and cut the Chocolate Chip layer with my Big Shot using the Pennant Bigz Die. Check back tomorrow for my Halloween project using this same die. This is one of the Big Shot Dies designed exclusively for Stampin' Up!
We only have 6 spots left in our Birthday Stamp-a-Stack scheduled for Sunday, November 9. Don't miss out on this great class. Contact me today to reserve your seat.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Friday, October 10, 2008
It's Stampin' Up!'s 20th Birthday & they're throwing a party! From now through October 31, when you spend $20.00 in regular catalog merchandise, you can get a 20% discount off select Birthday stamp sets. Click on the picture on my sidebar, or visit my Stampin' Up! website, to see which sets can be purchased at a discount.
Remember the Spooky Spider? He is only going to be hanging around