Friday, November 29, 2013

Merry Little Christmas

As promised, here is another card using the Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit.  This one shows how Stampin' Up! gives you an idea on how to use this great little kit.  Of course, you can change the cards up anyway you choose to make it your style.

This card goes together really fast and you can easily change the stamp that you use on the front too.

Thanks for stopping by!  Mary

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Day

I hope you all have a day filled with plenty of good food, friendship and love!  Mary

Free Vintage Thanksgiving Clip Art

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lovely As A Tree Christmas

Wow, I'm finally getting busy and making some Christmas cards!  Last year I found so many wonderful cards, that I decided to make all of my Christmas cards different, only making two of each one.  It was so much fun to try all of the different stamps and styles that I decided to do it again this year, that way I don't get tired of making the same one, 30 times!

While cruising Pinterest the other day, I came across this card and just knew it would be one of the cards that I had to try, so simple, clean, soft and classy!

I used the new ink called Soft Sky and lightly sponged over the stamped image that I used white embossing powder on.  Then I went back and using a glue pen added some Dazzling Diamonds for some sparkle to look like snow.  It is hard to see in this picture, had a hard time getting a good picture, but I think if you click on the picture, you will be able to see it.  I also stamped the sentiment (retired) in Soft Sky ink too.  Very quick and easy to make!

I hope you have been enjoying some of the good buys that Stampin' Up! has been offering this year too!  Have a great day,  Mary

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals! 

Floral Frames Framelits Dies
Item # 127012 

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Peekaboo Frames Bigz Large Die
Item # 124587

Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
Item # 131181

Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

Regals Stampin' Write Markers
Item # 131262

Regular Price: $28.95 US/$37.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.71 US/$28.46 CAN

1" Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130012

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/9.38 CAN

Beautifully  Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 130917
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Compilation of Recipes Designer Template
Item # 127755

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Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Monday, November 25, 2013

Snow Day

Well, we are off to the start of the Thanksgiving Week, are you all ready for the feasting to begin?

Well, I've decided it's time to get busy making some Christmas cards, don't want to stress about these.  Today I'm using a kit that Stampin' Up! sells called, Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit and the stamp set Snow Day.  Now the stamp that you can buy to use with this kit is called Merry Little Christmas, but a lot of demonstrators have been putting their own creative spin on this kit and some of the cards are just too cute.  The card I'm showing you today is one that Carol Payne had on her blog, and she said that I could CASE it, but as you know we all put our own touch on them.

Isn't he cute!  I had so much fun making this card.  I used it as a thank you card to send to one of my customers for her recent order but sent it so that she could still use it, if she wanted too!  In the coming days, you will be seeing more cards made with this kit.

Have a great day too!  Mary

Friday, November 22, 2013


Wow, three post this week, I'm doing much better this week than last, it sure is fun to play in the craft room and be able to share my creations with you.  I hope that you enjoy them and are inspired to try some too!

Today I'm going to share a simple Thanksgiving card with you.  Another demonstrator shared it on her blog and I thought it was so cute.  So I had to make one so that I could share it with all of you too.

Isn't it cute?!!  It's made to look like a pilgrim suit, how creative!  The right side of the picture show how I finished the inside of the card.  I'm sending this one to my cousin, who makes cards too.  I hope she likes it.

Well off to play some more, have a great week-end!  Mary

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

A New Little Someone

Hi again, so happy you decided to drop in to view my latest creation, I hope you all are having a wonderful day too.

Here is a baby card that I made for my daughter to give to her sister-in-law, they had her shower last week-end, so she ask if I would make her a card too.

I decided to use my little bunny again to make her card, it matches one of the shower invitations that they mailed out.  I used the Top Note die and the 1-1/4" square punch and made a quilt to go behind the bunny image, which is popped up on dimensionals.  I ran the "quilt" piece thru a embossing folder to make it look quilted.  The quilt is made with retired Designer Series paper.  Can you tell she is having a boy?!

Well, this does it for today, hope too see you all soon!   Mary

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale Starts Today

Annual Stampin’ Up! Holiday Sale Nov 20-Dec 2!!

Stampin’ Up!’s annual online Holiday Sale is back and it is starting TODAY!!  There are doorbuster deals that are available today only plus lots of other great deals from 20%-50% off!  Click here .

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pampered Chef Online Party and Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

I'm hosting a Online Pampered Chef Party from November 18th to December 10th, 2013.  If anyone would like to browse or place an order you are invited too!

Here is the link to my party and catalog:

Your order will be shipped directly to you.

I'm thinking this will be a wonderful way to get some of my Christmas shopping done before the big rush, what do you think?

Here is a PDF of gifts for under $10.

Thanks, Mary

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's weekly deals!

Backyard Basics Item # 129380
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Pumpkin Pie Chevron 3/4" Ribbon
Item # 130015

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Chocolate Chip Chevron 3/4" Ribbon
Item # 130014

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Color Coach Item # 130118
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.21 CAN
Little Labels Punch Pack Item # 126881
Regular Price: $16.95 US//$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/17.21 CAN
Stampin' Write Markers Subtles
Item # 131263

Regular Price: $28.95 US/$37.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.71 US/$28.46 CAN 
Talking Tags Item # 129723
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discontinued Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Unknown Blessings Ensemble
Item # 131311

Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hershey's Candy Bar Santa Gift

Hi everyone!!  I hope you are all well, I've been playing in the craft room for the last four to five days and have been having fun too.

Today I'm going to share with you a holder that I made for a giant size Hershey's candy bar holder.  The candy bar is the 7 ounce size and this is what I'm going to give to the neighbors for Christmas this year.  Going to cut back on all of the baking that I use to do so that I don't gain anymore weight this year, HA!!

I think this turned out so cute and looks much better when you see it then in the picture.  For this one I decorated it to look like Santa's suit!  The belt is really a belly band, it slides off, so that they can get to the candy bar on the back side of the package.  If you click on the picture, you will be able to read the poem that goes with it.  I made the candy bar holder with my Envelope Punch Board, this little tool is so versatile to use!

Well, off to play some more, thanks for stopping by to see me, I appreciate it!  Mary

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit and Weekly Deals


Festive Flurry Ornament Kit
Available starting 11/12/2013
Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewells (40)
Product name:Item #: Price: 
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit135813$14.95
These are only available while supplies last so take advantage of this offer-just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments!  So get your orders in early so you have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting-or for your family tree!
Watch the video below for instructions on making these ornaments.


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals! Head on over to the store to get some great product at a great price!

Gift Bow Bigz L Die Item # 129977
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Extra Large Gift Box Item # 132147
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$4.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$3.71 CAN

Mini Muslin Bags Item #132180
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN

Orchard Harvest Swatchbook Item #128137
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN

Real Red Simply Created Goodie Gear Simply Created Item # 132161
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper
Item # 132185

Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.11 US/$8.77 CAN

Monday, November 11, 2013

Seven Nugget Box

Good day to all, I hope you all have been doing well, we are all fine and dandy at our house.  Also THANK YOU to all of our veterans for your past service to our country and to those currently serving too.  I salute you all.

Today I want to share with you a nugget box that a fellow demonstrator, Connie Stewart, recently shared on her blog.  You can find a video HERE.  The neat thing about these boxes, you can get two out of a 8-1/2" x 11" piece of card stock!

I used Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, and Bermuda Bay card stock, Silver Glimmer paper and Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Now I did do the top of my box just a little bit different.  I just didn't like the big strip of DSP on the top of the box, so I carefully peeled it off, trimmed it and shorten the length, then I flagged the ends.  I did use the retired Northern Frost die to make my snowflakes to adhere on top of my belly band.

Well this is my share today, I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by to see me too!  Mary

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Reindeer Candy Holder

Good day to all of you, hope you all are staying warm.

Today I'm sharing a cute little treat that I found on the Internet.  It holds a regular size Hershey's chocolate candy bar.  Since we didn't have as many ghouls and goblins this year, we have some left over.

For this treat, I used a 6" x 5-1/2" piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Just wrap it around your bar and using sticky strip to hold it shut in the back.  I used a Sizzix snowflake die to make the antlers with using Soft Suede card stock, sponging the edges with Soft Suede ink.  The hair, or whatever it is called, was made using the 1-3/4" scallop punch, cut in half, sponging the edges.  For the eyes I used a 3/4" circle punch and 1/2" circle punch.  For the nose I used 1" circle punch using the red glimmer paper.  Added some highlights with a white gel pen.  Now you could add a hand drawn mouth, you could add some sponge dauber cheeks, etc.  Really just decorate the way you would like too.  These would make cute, inexpensive gift to give for the upcoming holiday.

I hope you give these a try and make a whole herd!  Mary

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday Weekly Deals


A new round of weekly deals has started. Make sure you head on over to get great product at a discount!

Adorning Accents Textured Embossing Folder Item # 125601
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN

Autumn Accents Die Item # 127812
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon
Item # 132135

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Cupcake Punch Item # 121807
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Day in the Life Kit MDS Download
Item # 128876

Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Dress Form Pop N Cuts Item # 130100
Regular Price: $21.95 US/ $26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Simply Created Goody Gear Pumpkin Pie
Item # 132792

Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Rhinestones Large Item # 129324
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN

Monday, November 4, 2013

Banner Santa Pouch

Hey everyone, hope your day has gone well, mine has been spent in the craft room playing.  It's a overcast, gloomy day today, great for staying inside.

Today I want to share with you a cute little Santa idea that I found at the demonstrators website.  A fellow demonstrator, Michelle Alexander, shared these cute little Santa pouches she made for her hostesses.  She didn't provide any details, so I had to wing it and come up with my own.

I used a banner from the banner kit that is currently in the Holiday catalog and traced it onto some Cherry Cobbler card stock, cutting two out.  I did the same for his beard and then trimmed it to the size I wanted and used the scalloped edge border punch.  For the mustache, I used the smallest oval frame lit and then ran all of the beard pieces through the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.  Used circle punches for the eyes, nose and mouth.  I used the Stylish Stripe embossing folder for his hat.  Blushing Bride was used for his face and nose.  Oh darn, I forgot to add his hat flap, be right back with the updated version….

Ok, here is a picture with the rest of his hat, ah better.  I used a scallop punch, but Michelle used a white button, which I don't have.  I did add some Dazzling Diamonds to the pom-pom.

Now, this is kind of a flat Santa, so you can't stuff too much into it, think a few candy canes, a candy bar, etc.


This is what I've been up to today, hope you like it!   Mary

Friday, November 1, 2013

One More Box with the Envelope Punch Board

Well, here we are again with another little box.  This one will hold one Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, yum!   This one I decorated for Christmas, but would be cute to put on your Thanksgiving table for favors too.

I used the Designers Series paper called Winter Frost Specialty paper, so pretty, love the different shades of blue in this with the light gray!  I used the retired Northern Frost sizzlits with Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Silver Glimmer paper, attaching it to a belly band to keep the box closed but easy to slip off too.  You can go HERE to see the video and get the measurements.

Well now that I've probably got you all bored with all of my boxes, I'll move on to some cards next week.  Have a great day and a great week-end.  Mary