Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular One Day Event from Stampin' Up!

On Monday, October 29th Stampin' Up! is having a stamping sale like no one has seen before!  So if there are stamps on your wish list, your friends, family or just about anyone, then this is the day to order them.  You will receive 15% off of almost every stamp set or single stamp that you order for this day only.  Here is some more information.

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Cookie press stamps
  • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets

  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

  • You can place your order through me here

    See all of the single stamps offered here
    See catalog HERE
    See Holiday catalog HERE

    Thanks, I hope you all have a fun day tomorrow!        Mary

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

    Digital Scrapbooking Sale Coming Monday, October 29th, 2012

    If you are a digital scrapbooker, you will enjoy this saving on various kits offered by Stampin' Up!.

    For your convenience, here is the list of kits on sale starting on Monday, October 29th through November 5.

    ItemDesigner KitRetail ValueSale Price
    50% Off
    130861Afternoon Daydream Kit$9.95$4.97
    129928Afternoon Tea II Kit$9.95$4.97
    119839Always Elegant Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    129358Attic Boutique Kit$9.95$4.97
    122175Autumn Spice Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    127600Autumn Traditions Kit$9.95$4.97
    130969Bandstand Kit$7.95$3.97
    130970Be of Good Cheer Kit$7.95$3.97
    123728Celebrations Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    130982Chevron Punch Kit$7.95$3.97
    123956Christmas Cheer Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    120880Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    127362Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
    128876Day in the Life Kit$14.95$7.47
    130059Fifty Nifty Kit$9.95$4.97
    130062File it Fun Kit$7.95$3.97
    131228Friendship Preserves Kit$3.95$1.97
    128875Frosty Days II Kit$9.95$4.97
    129924Get it Done Kit$5.95$2.97
    129870Good Times II Kit$7.95$3.97
    118465Happy Birthday Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
    128872Holiday Harmony Kit$7.95$3.97
    127773Holly Berry Bouquet$9.95$4.97
    118466Hoppy Memories Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
    128999It's all Me Kit$9.95$4.97
    130850Joyful Times Kit$9.95$4.97
    124230Just Add Cake Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
    124446Leadership 2011 Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    124568Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
    124443Love Birds Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    131231Lovely Little Labels Kit$7.95$3.97
    129359Mixed Bunch Kit$7.95$3.97
    119978My Sweet Pea Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    132264Neon Notes Kit$9.95$4.97
    129898New Heights Kit$7.95$3.97
    122174Nite Owl Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
    129340Number One Kit$9.95$4.97
    129360On the Go Kit$9.95$4.97
    124463One Great Year Kit$9.95$4.97
    131360Ornament Keepsakes Kit$6.95$3.47
    127599Party Animal Kit$9.95$4.97
    131226Picture This Kit$4.95$2.47
    130851Pinwheels on Parade Kit$7.95$3.97
    126027Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    131227Providences of Provinces Kit$7.95$3.97
    130983Raspberry Splash Kit$7.95$3.97
    118869Recipes By Design Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    127163Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
    130060Season By Season Kit$9.95$4.97
    127587Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit$7.95$3.97
    129605Special Delivery Bright Kit$7.95$3.97
    129606Special Delivery Subtle Kit$7.95$3.97
    127759Spice Cake Kit$5.95$2.97
    130852Spring Break II Kit$9.95$4.97
    129608Spring Fever Kit$7.95$3.97
    130076Summer Happiness Kit$9.95$4.97
    118464Summer Home Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
    129601Summer Smooches Kit$9.95$4.97
    124229Sunset Serenade Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
    129339Sweet Shop Kit$9.95$4.97
    129882Tea Time II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
    132190That's a Wrap Kit$7.95$3.97
    127431Tickets & Tags Kit$9.95$4.97
    125757Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
    131217Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit$9.95$4.97
    121071Travel Journal Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    126022Travel Log Kit$9.95$4.97
    129332Twitterpated Kit$9.95$4.97
    129607Walk in the Park Kit$9.95$4.97
    132567Winter Wonders Kit (released Oct. 30, 2012)$9.95$4.97
    127609Wicked Fun Kit$9.95$4.97
    131218Wonderfall Kit$7.95$3.97
    120881Write Stuff II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    128883You're My Sunshine Kit$7.95$3.97

    You can view the kits here 

    Thanks for looking and I will have another announcement on Sunday about the big one day stamp sale!!


    Friday, October 26, 2012

    Christmas Card

    I hope you are all having a wonderful day so far it's turned off cold here, good day to stay in and play in the craft room!

    Well, it's that time of the year again, trying to decide what design to do for my annual Christmas cards.  It is kinda of fun, because I get to try different looks and then decide on my final one, or this year I just may shake it up and mail all different kinds out instead of just one!  I CASE'd this card after seeing this card HERE.  I really like how simple and elegant it is and I already have all the supplies on hand too except the ribbon.  The ribbon I used is retired from Sale-A-Bration from last year.  I did spray it with some homemade shimmer mist to give it some sparkle.

    All products are from Stampin' Up!

    Stamp set: Delightful Decorations and Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Card stock: Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
    Embossing folder: Holiday Frame
    Punch: Ornament

    Well this is my share with you today, hopefully I'll have some more to show you next week too!  Have a great week-end..................Mary

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Thanksgiving Invitations 2012

     Well today, as promised, I'm going to share with you the invitations that I made for my daughter.  She really, really liked them too!  Now I was inspired to make the front like I did after seeing this card HERE.  I really like Lee's card but didn't have any of the colors of card stock that she used, so that is when I made the packing paper leaves.  My daughter really liked the Champagne glimmer paper for the acorn top and as you can see, I didn't put a button on either, didn't have any and I also wanted it to be mailed with one stamp to help her save some money.  I used the Itty Bitty Label dies and part of a Itty Bitty Banners stamp but had to use part of another stamp for the sentiment, which is non-SU.  I embossed the front panel with the new Woodgrain embossing folder and used Very Vanilla card stock.  Oh and some linen thread too.
    On the inside, I used a non-SU invitation stamp.  The pumpkins and leaf are from a retired Stampin' Up! set called Autumn Leaves.  I used markers, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Always Artichoke to color them in with.  I like how the marker left lines in the pumpkins, it gives the pumpkins some dimension!  Then I took some Early Espresso on a sponge and sponged the edges of the front and inside.  The images on the inside where stamped with StaZ-on ink.  You can find the directions HERE on how to make the leaves.

    Well that is it for today, I had so much fun in the craft room making these and where really very easy to assemble once I had all the leaves and acorns made.  Thank you for stopping by, have a crafty day, Mary

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    Autumn Leaves Out of SU Packing Paper

     Hi everyone, Happy Monday to all of you!  Today I want to share a little tutorial with all of you.  I found this idea  HERE.  When I saw this idea, I had to go into the recycle bin and pull out some of the Stampin' Up! paper that had just come with my last order.  Good thing no one was looking too!

    Now I took a small amount of the paper and tore it into strips.  Did you now that it comes perforated?  Yep it does, so I tore it into smaller strips and folded it over and I ran it thru the Big Shot with the new Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  I was able to cut out eight leaves at one time, so it made quick work of this!
    Next I lined up my Old Olive, More Mustard and Cajun Craze ink pads along with my sponges.  You can see my stack of leaves.
     First I sponged on some Old Olive in the center of the leave, you could use Always Artichoke, sponge on as much as you want.
     Then I sponged on some More Mustard next to and overlapping some onto the Old Olive and out to the edges of the leaves.
     Next I sponged on some Cajun Craze, mainly on the outer parts of the leave.
    Then turn your leave over and press it onto your Early Espresso ink pad, not a whole lot, just some.  Then take and crumble up the leave and then uncrumble it.  Then I sprayed it with homemade Glimmer mist made with rubbing alcohol and Champagne Mist Shimmer paint.
     Here you can see all of my leaves are done and I'm letting the dry.
     As you can see, you will have some very inky fingers!  I made these for some Thanksgiving invites for my daughter to send out.  I was a fun project to do on a rainy, cold Saturday!

    Now on Wednesday, I will share with you the invites that I made, so come on back to see them!!

    Now if you don't have any packing paper you could use Kraft paper or even just your colored card stock if you are in a hurry and need a quick card.

    Thanks for dropping in!                      Mary

    Saturday, October 20, 2012

    New Items on Clearance Rack

    If any of you are interested, the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack was updated yesterday.  Here is the link if you would like to shop from home, Clearance Rack.  There is some good stuff on there, supplies while they last.

    Have a nice week-end too!                   Mary

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    French Foliage Card

    Yeah the weekend is here!  Well today I want to share a card that I found over on Pinterest.  You can view the original HERE.  As you can see I changed it just a bit.  I added Champagne Glimmer Paper that is available in the new Holiday catalog until Jan. 3, 2013.  Oh I wish you could see this in real life, it is so pretty!  You could use this card for just about any occasion too!  Oh, I had to get creative again and use Pumpkin Pie and Real Red ink to make the top leaf.

    All products are from Stampin' Up!

    Stamp sets: French Foliage and Apothecary Art
    Card stock: Whisper White and Old Olive
    Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie
    Glimmer Paper
    Designer Frames Folders
    Crumb Cake Seam Binding
    Linen Thread
    Tombow Glue

    Well, I hope you all have a great week-end, hope you have a crafty one too!               Mary

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Valentine Define Thank You

    Hi everyone, hope all is well with all of you, we are all fine here.

    The other week my daughter asked if I could make her some thank you cards, well yes, what color do you want.  As you can see it was pink (her favorite color) and a light green.  So I made two different cards and she liked both, so I made a few more of each for her.  The stamp set I used is a retired set.

    All products are Stampin' Up!

    Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes and Valentine Define (retired)
    Card stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
    Designer Series Paper: Subtles
    Ribbon: Certainly Celery
    Ink: Early Espresso and Pretty In Pink
    Ribbon: Certainly Celery
    Brad (retired)

    I'm so glad that you dropped in to see me, come back soon!!                   Mary

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Paper Bows PDF From Stampin' Up!

    Hi everyone, I found this pdf over on Stampin' Up! and thought I'd share the pdf with all of you.  They look really easy to make and you can use Designer Series Paper to make them with!

    Paper Bows


    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Lovely as a Tree Sympathy Card

    Good Monday morning to all of you!  I hope that you are all off to the start of a great week ahead too.

    Well, once again, I needed a sympathy card.  I know, when is it going to end, huh.  My friend, Linda, just recently loss her father, while we are sadden by his passing, he had a good long life and was one month shy of 91 years old.  Now I saw a card similar to this one HERE.  I did change it just a bit from the original.  I didn't have any Cajun Craze card stock, so I made my own.  How you wonder?  Well, I started with Pumpkin Pie and then sponge on some Real Red ink with some Early Espresso sponge on too. Now it may not be an perfect match, but in a pinch, it comes pretty darn close.  To make my mini brads black, I colored them with a black Sharpie.

    Here is a list of the rest of the supplies I used, all Stampin' Up!

    Card stock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Soft Suede and Early Espresso
    Stamp set: Lovely as a Tree and Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Woodgrain embossing folder
    scrap piece of First Edition Designer Series paper
    Oval and Scallop punches
    mini brads
    blender pen

    Well this is all for today, hope you have a wonderful day too!               Mary

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Gently Falling French Foliage

    Happy Fall to all!  I really like the cooler weather we have been having off and on here lately, makes me want to bake and cook, hubby will really like that, won't he!

    Here is another card that I made when my cousin's was here last month visiting.  I like fall so I decided to pull these two stamp sets out and try to make something nice with them.  Now I should have started with Very Vanilla but grabbed some Whisper White, but it still worked out just fine.  I used my Diagonal plate for my Simple Scored tool and made lines every inch and then did it again so the I got a criss-cross effect.  Did some sponging with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink.  Stamped my two bigger leaves with Soft Suede and than used my sponge daubers to apply Pool Party, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie to them and then fussy cut them out.  For the smaller leaf, I applied the same colors directly to the stamp, huffed and stamp it and cut it out.  The sentiment was stamped with a retired set called Hand-Penned Holidays.  I made a bow with the Linen thread and used a glue dot to attach it to the cut out leaves.  I also used dimensionals on the leaves to make them pop off the card more.  The upper right hand corner I used the splatter and French writing that is in the French Foliage set.

    Well that is all for this card and my time to stamp with my cousins only allowed me time to make two cards, sad.  Would've liked for them to stay awhile longer but they had other people to visit with, so I had to be nice and share.

    Hope to so you here again soon!                      Mary

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Tart and Tangy Any Occasion Card

    Happy middle of the week to you, hope you are all fine and having a wonderful day too!

    As you know my cousins and aunt/uncle were here to visit, well of course we had to play in the craft room while they were here!  My cousin Kathy likes to make cards too, whoo hoo!!  I wanted her to play with my goodies while she was here, but she just wanted to watch, talk about pressure!  So flying by the seat of my pants, I grabbed my Stripes embossing folder, brayer and Real Red ink pad and got to  creating!  I like how when you brayer ink onto your embossing folders you get all of these cool effects with them!  This one reminds me of a tablecloth, how about you?  So what to put with it, well I went with my retired stamp set, Tart & Tangy, still like this little set too!  Of course black just seems to go with this red/white combo and then onto some Daffodil Delight to make it bright and cheery.  We decided to leave the sentiment off, so it could be used for almost any occasion.  Fast, easy and eye catching!

    Thanks for dropping in to visit, I appreciate it so much, have a great day too!                 Mary

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Watercolor Trio Thank You Card

    Hi too all of you, October is off to a fast start, Halloween will be here before we know it, eek!!

    This is another thank you card that I made to send to my cousin's, didn't have enough Doily card fronts, so I did this one for her in purple because I thought I overheard that was her favorite color, hope I heard right anyway.  As you can see, it is a very simple one, hope she likes it!

    All products are from Stampin' Up!

    Stamp set: Watercolor Trio (retired)
    Inks: Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant (used markers to color the stamp)
    Embossing Folder: Designer Frames Folders

    Well short and sweet on this post, see you again soon!            Mary

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Hello Doily Thank You

    Well I hope your week as gone well, love Friday's!!

    A couple of my cousins came down for a visit and they also brought along my aunt and uncle too!  Thanks Kathy and Laura for bringing them and coming too, I really enjoyed our time together with all of you!

    I wanted to send them a thank you note and I had some of these already stamped and embossed, so this is the card that I came up with.  I really like this stamp set, it's so pretty.  I did a little bit of sponging to highlight the stamped image, makes it pops.

    All products are from Stampin' Up!

    Card stock: Whisper White, Rose Red and Pink Pirouette
    Stamp set: Watercolor Trio (retired)
    Embossing powder: White
    VersaMark ink
    Pretty In Pink ribbon (retired)
    Scallop and oval punches

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Googly Ghouls Treat Bags

    Hi to all of you on this fine Wednesday morning, hope all is well with you!

    When I was at convention this past July, they had this cute bundle available for demonstrators to purchase at a reduced cost, so I decided to get the bundle, those goggly eyes are just too cute!  The kit has bundle has everything in it to make except the candy.  I ran my bag thru the Spider Web embossing folder to make it look more creepy!  Now these bags are little, about 5" tall and 3" wide, the bottom is 1 1/2", I was able to put two of the Mounds bite-size bars in.

    Well if you come by my house, I'll be happy to give you one of these little bags with some treats in it for you!

    #129852-Wood Mount Bundle
    #129853-Clear Mount Bundle

    Thanks for stopping by!!!                     Mary

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    You're The Bomb!

    Well good Monday morning to all of you!  I'm so glad to getting back into posting some cards for you.  Had a slight tummy aliment, but hopeful I'm all over it now!

    My wonderful upline and friend, Chanda, sent to me some more card kits that she made, I'm so lucky to have these to put together!  If you would like to see her's, just click HERE.  The Bomb pop part is made with a one inch square punch and half of a circle punch.  Glue together and run it thru the embossing folder.  The stick is made with the word window punch, easy peasy!  Thanks Chanda!!

    All products are Stampin' Up!

    Stamp set: Everything Eleanor and Woodgrain
    Card stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Tempting Turquoise
    Ink: Tempting Turquoise
    Embossing folder: Stripes

    There you have it, a fun, simple and easy card that any child or adult would love to receive!

    Thanks for stopping by!            Mary