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Monday, December 31, 2012

Yes, more Cards to Share

Another group of Christmas Cards to Share:

This first one is from Maria, she used a wreath stamp and colored the images in with some watercolors
 Sue went all out with her card, she sewed the zigzag stitching all around the greeting image which is embossed and colored in with some markers.   background is some printed paper.
 Irene used some preprinted layers and some brads and ribbon (I think I have some of that same ribbon, purchased at Impressions from the Heart)  Miss that store that was in Casselberry, FL where my Mom met Irene.
 Bobbi's card has some skaters stamped in a large ornament and waterolored the images.   The embossing on the layers is a snowflake pattern and swirls pattern.  Pretty purple sparkly ribbon.
 This I Kathy's card using the Holly stamp and some red dazzling details.   the embossing folder is the Lacey brocade from the Holiday catalog. 

This card was not signed!!!   They used the Oval embossing folder from the Holiday catalog and the tree stamp cut out with the framelit that matches the stamp set.  If this card is from you, let me know.    

Sunday, December 30, 2012

More Christmas Cards to Share

I have several more cards to show you:  

Well this first picture is a picture of my granddaughter, Rachel at her 1st Birthday Party, the theme, Mickey Mouse.   Here she is with her Aunt Robyn aka Aunt RaRa.   My camera acted horrible that day! so I am waiting for some pictures from my other daughters who took a bunch of pictures.

 This card is from Karen, she used a preprinted card and stamped the Let it SNOW (retired set) and colored it in with markers.
 Next is Joan's card, using the Fantastic Big Shot Adhesive Sheets, and dazzling diamonds to have you looking out at wintery sparkling trees.  
 Here's Debbie's card, she used a retired snowman from a set I think was called Let it Snow.  It was a favorite of mine and one set I wished I had held onto....Oh well.
 Dolly's card, I think uses all cricut images, and a swirly embossing folder. I have never been able to master the cricut, of course I don't own one, so I don't get much practice using one and when I do go to use someone's, my work ends up in File #13  (aka trashcan)
Til next time.....Get a early start on next years cards, start now.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Favorite Things from the Spring Catalog and Christmas Card Sharing

A few years ago, I would offer specials to my customers, and I decided I would do this again and maybe change it up a bit.   SO, starting January and the new Spring Catalog, each month I will post some items that are my favorites!   When you purchase any of these items, I will take 10% off of each Favorite Item you purchase.   Purchase all my favorites for the month and I will give you a FREE spool of retired ribbon, and if the ribbon is less than half full, I'll give you two.  

Here are my Favorite Five Items for January

Bitty Butterfly punch  #129406, pg 13   - this punch fits perfectly on the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set in the Saleabration flyer

Pool Party, anything...card stock, ink, ribbon, whatever has the color pool party in it, designer series paper that has pool party as one of the colors counts too!

Swallowtail HUGE butterfly stamp #129216, or 3129213 wood mount, pg 18 - This stamp is Huge and when you use it, you don't need another thing on your card, it does it all.

Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853, pg 36 - This fantastic item is carried over from the Holiday catalog, but it is one item a crafter should have.  

Tea for Two DSP #129311, pg 3 - I love this paper.. So Spring!

Christmas Card Shares

Over the next few days I will be posting some pictures of the handmade cards I received from my stampin' friends and family.

Here are the first few cards:

This cute bird card is from Adela, she used the set For the Birds and the holiday oval embossing folder
 This next card is from Linda, she used the ornament stamp and framelit to cut out the ornament, she also used the fancy fan embossing folder and some ribbon (unknown source) that has winter images embossed on the ribbon and the colors match perfectly.
 This next card is from Phyllis, she used the dots embossing folder, a scallop circle from a Big Shot die, some silver glimmer paper and cherry cobbler seam binding.  So elegant!
I loved all these cards as well as all of the cards I received.  

I'll share some more cards next time.



A lot of blogs I check out offer Product Shares.   Well I offer them too, I just do them a little different.  I only offer full sheets of DSP and card stock and share the ribbons in bigger quantities than most people do.   Check it out and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.


Here is how I do my Sharing:

DSP - you will get 1 full sheet of each design from the package and pay half the price.

Card stock -  either 1/2 a package or 1/3 of a package

Ribbon -  half of a spool or 1/3 of a spool

Buttons, brads and trinkets - evenly shared depending on how many are in the package.

I hope my Sharing will help you get the most use out of those products and you are not stuck will a lot of product(s) that you will never use.

Christmas Pictures

New Camera from my husband, so I decided to share some pictures of our family. 

Youngest daughter, Robyn

 Oldest Daughter, Aimme,   grandson's Colin and Jacob, and their Uncle Mike and Dad, Steve
Granddaughter Rachel with her parents, my Middle Daughter, Christine and husbandMike.  

Here's my husband, aka Grandpa, playing peek a boo with Rachel and Mickey

I love my new camera, but still have lots to learn about it.  More Christmas cards to share with you coming soon.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Stampin' Up! Catalogs, Saleabration and More

I hope your Christmas was filled with Joy and Love. Did you get all your Christmas cards made? mailed out? Handmade Christmas gifts made and given out? If not, don't fret, you can still mail out cards and change the greeting inside to include a New Year greeting. One gal suggested a new tradition....Having her Christmas Cards postmarked on Dec 24th!!!  That is great for those of us who procrastinate!
The Holiday catalog ends in 5 days! If you didn't get everything you wanted from that catalog, now is the time to do it. There are a bunch of products and stamp sets that are being carried over in the Spring catalog, so check page 36 of the Spring catalog to see the items that are being carried over. Contact me by 4pm on Jan 2nd to add your order to other orders I receive from the Holiday catalog. OR you can go to my website: and order anytime before midnight Jan 2nd.
The Spring Catalog begins on January 3rd and items will be available until May 31st. AND just in case you didn't get everything you wanted from the Holiday catalog, 9 stamp sets and a bunch of great products are being carried over at least until May 31st. Check them out on page 36 of the Spring Catalog. Did you get a copy? If not, let me know and I will get one to you.
Sale a bration begins on Jan 22nd more below.
What is Sale a bration (SAB) you ask??? It is when Stampin' Up! gives FREE products to everyone! All customers purchasing $50 (before shipping and tax) get to choose 1 item from the SAB flyer. All Hostesses who have a party, catalog party or gather orders from stampin' friends  that total $150 (before ship/tax) get a free package of Silver Glimmer paper....It's Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary!!! and the free $25 in Hostess dollars to use on any merchandise in either the 2012-13 Catalog or the Spring Catalog. When your party total reaches $400!!! the hostess will receive the free package of Silver Glimmer Paper, free Product bundle (includes the Madison Avenue stamp set, Sycamore Street Designer series paper and the Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack) free $65 hostess dollars to use on any merchandise in either the 2012-13 Catalog or the Spring Catalog AND one item at 50% off from either the 2012-13 Catalog or the Spring Catalog. 
Did you receive a SAB flyer? If not, contact me and I will get one to you.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz!!! and Christmas Card Sharing

WOW!!! Stampin' Up! put a BUNCH of GOODIES on the Clearance Rack today.    They won't last that is for sure, Go here to check them out!!!

Here is the first of many Christmas Cards I will be sharing with you.   My camera battery needs charging so only one card today...

This card was made by my friend, Patricia Caless.   The colors are Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.   The stamp set is retired, Gifts of Christmas.   I love it....Stamping!!!!