Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Simply Adorned Inserts Class

Wow! I knew it had been a while since I'd posted, but I didn't realize how long! I have been really busy & things have been pretty crazy, and I apologize for my absence. I'm hoping I can get back to my more organized self and begin posting on a more regular basis.

I had a class Monday morning for the Holiday Jewelry Inserts for the Simply Adorned Necklace. We made 4 more inserts. One each for Halloween, Fall, Christmas and Winter. Again, it was so much fun to see the ladies express their creative freedom, and make their inserts to fit their personalities. I wish I had thought to take pictures of all of them. Here is a picture of the mine.

Have you ever thought to yourself that you don't have time to make cards, or that you're not creative enough? The Simply Sent Card Kits are the perfect solution! During the month of October, when you purchase 2 Simply Sent Card Kits (pages 192-193 in the catalog) you'll get a coordinating Stamp Set from the same pages for FREE!

The Simply Sent Card Kits come with 8 Printed Cards, Adhesive Accents, Ribbon*, Adhesive Pearls*, and 8 White Envelopes. These kits make it so easy to create cards for any occasion.

*not available in all kits

Contact me to order your Simply Sent Card Kits today!

Thanks for stopping by ~

Monday, September 5, 2011

My Blog Was Featured...

My blog was featured on Tiffany Bauer's Crafty Picks #32. You can see all of her picks HERE.

Check it out, she has some great projects.
Thanks Tiffany ~ this is very exciting!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Rare Saturday Post

Because I promised I would post earlier in the week and didn't have time to do it ~ Here's a little project for Saturday!

This little Jelly Jar Pin Cushion went together pretty quickly. I really wanted to do it with the new Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric in the Holiday Mini, but I haven't received mine yet, so I went with the ever so cute Candy Cane Christmas Fabric in the big catalog. It's very cute too, and worked just fine.

I used the 3-1/2" Circle Die to cut the fabric with my Big Shot. Then, I put Sticky Strip around the edge, on the underneath side of the flat insert of the lid. I put a tuft of fiberfill on top, covered that with the fabric and wrapped it around adhering it to the Sticky Strip underneath. I Love Sticky Strip. When I am doing a 3D project, it is always my adhesive of choice. To finish the underneath side, I added a circle of Real Red Cardstock, punched with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch.

I filled mine with the new Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons, but you could fill it with colorful straight pins, a little sewing kit, bobbins, candy, the possibilities are endless! I have a couple of sewers in my family & think these will make cute little gifts.

The lady at the grocery where I bought the jelly jars was so excited. She asked me what I was canning. I think she thought I was a little nuts when my response was, "Ummm buttons?"

Thanks so much for stopping by today & enjoy this Holiday weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Month - New Mini!

Just a quick post today to remind you that ~

Today is the first day we can place orders from the Holiday Mini Catalog! This catalog is 43 pages of total awesomeness! There are products for Halloween, Fall, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter & More!

If you don't have a catalog, you can check it out on my website HERE. If you'd like to have your very own copy, just let me know & I'll get one to you right away!

The sales period for this mini is September 1 through January 3, 2012. Book your Holiday Workshops now!

I have a busy day today, but I promise I'll share a project with you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by & enjoy browsing through the new mini!