Monday, October 22, 2018

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating it's 30th birthday, but we're getting the presents!!  Selected Stamp Sets are going to be 15% off for 24 hours on Tuesday October 23rd!   YAY!! I love a stamp sale, and surprisingly there are a few on the list that I don't have. so I am going to take care of that tomorrow morning!!  You can see the whole list here:

please contact me with any questions you have!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fall projects

I am sharing some older projects again in case ou missed them in the past.  I have been super busy around here, and my house has construction going on, nothing fun, new furnace and duct work type stuff, and so I have been keeping clear of my craft room and cleaning up dust all week. I realized I hadn't posted anything in a while, so I thought I would share some fall projects!

These fun test tube holders, single or double are easy to make and I have some test tubes if you are looking to by some.

 This 'Blessing Mix' is great for your Thanksgiving table, and I have a free printable for the poem on the back at this older blog post:  
Great for teachers, co-workers or anytime you need a quick thank you.  The paper shown is discontinued but you could use some of the pretty new papers for this. 

And these easy peasy pumpkins are great to stuff with a bit more for the kids you know better who may be knocking on your door in just a week or so.   I stuffed mine with those plastic vampire teeth and some candies.  So easy to make with tissue paper and washi tape!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Make A Wish Sponged Background Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing another card from the sponge class I had last week.  This card uses the fun Broadway Birthday stamp set and coordinating Broadway Lights Framelits.  

I used a Sponge Brayer and Wink of Stella splatter to create this pretty background.  The Navy cardstock underneath peeks through the off set die cut letters, that are popped up with Foam Adhesive Strips (on sale now as part of the World Card Making Day promotion). 

Here is a step by step video how to:

There are some great items on sale 10% off for World Card Making Day, check them out! And, all orders entered during World Card Making Week will be entered into a drawing for a FREE stamp set up to $25.  See this blog post for details:

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World Card Making Day!!

It's World Card Making Day on Saturday and Stampin' Up! is celebrating all week with 10% off some great card making kits, papers and adhesives! 10% off Dimensionals! 10% off Tear Tape! 10% off Foam Adhesive Strips!!!  Check out the full list of items here:

I am hosting a World Card Making Day event on Saturday 10:00 to noon at the Lombard Church of the Nazarene on Rt. 53 in Lombard. Come and make some cards (first one FREE), check out some new products, grab a catalog and enter in my raffle!   Get a raffle entry just for showing up, another for bringing a friend and a third for placing an order.  There will be a separate raffle for online orders too, so place an order this week with host code 6MZK7TGU and you can take part in the World Card Making Day fun even if you live to far to make it to the event (Sorry, not available in Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana,  or Utah, those states don't allow online raffles).  Prize is Stamp set of your choice up to $25.00.   Orders also still count toward your Frequent Buyer Rewards! (tracking sheet can be downloaded under my blog header)
Please feel free to contact me with any questions! 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Still Night w/ Sponged Spotlight Sky

Hi Everyone Last week I did a class on using sponges and this is one of the cards that we made.  It uses the Still Night stamp set that is new in the Holiday Catalog.  I just love that owl, I was drawn to it right away when I flipped through the catalog for the first time.  I used to have several little stuffed animal owls when I was little. I'm not sure why I liked them, maybe their big eyes.
The class focused on sponges and for this card we made a mask out of a large Post-it note and a circle punch.  We then used sponged to add Balmy Blue and Night of Navy ink to the masked off area.  The resulting circle sky is the perfect spotlight for our owl. 

You can see this in action by checking out the video below!

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Halloween Treat bags

 Check out these cute little treat bags from Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin.
You get supplies to make 24 treat bags, including a stamp set and ink pad, for just $18.00 (=tax and shipping).  They are so cute! and you can keep using that stamp set on other Halloween projects after you've made your treat bags.    Hand out something special to the kids on your bloc, in your child's class, girl/boy scout troop, or surprise the people in your office with this little treat on their desk for Halloween.

Need more than 24?  No Problem, there is a refill kit for just $9 without the ink and stamp set.  Now that is a great deal!!

Full kit comes with everything seen here, plus instructions. Refill has everything except the ink spot and stamps.

Supplies are limited, so contact me today to get yours!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Spirited Snowmen Stamp Camp To Go

Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing my new Stamp Camp To Go, featuring a fun stamp set from the Holiday catalog called Spirited Snowmen.  The set features three adorable snowmen images and so my Stamp Camp To Go makes three adorable projects! 
This kit makes 2 cards and a fun pull-up hot cocoa packet.

This Stamp Camp To Go is available in a few different ways.

Kit and PDF FREE with a $50 purchase. Purchase the Stamp set and some colors you may not have, such as Granny Apple Green, Pool Party or Poppy Parade. (Does not have to include the spirited Snowmen stamp set in case you already have it.)   Host Code for September is  QUJBFJAY contact me if you are not familiar with how to use it.

The PDF is available for $5.00.  The PDF is a set of directions for all three projects in PDF form with color photos and measurements.  This is a great option for demonstrators or people who belong to other groups or clubs where they have purchase commitments.

Purchase the PDF and pre-cut paper supplies for $12.00 shipped to you via mail. Each additional kit $5.00 (this means extra card kits but not an extra PDF so you can make 2 of each card or 3 or more). You would need your own stamp set, ink and adhesives.

Purchase the Stamp set, PDF, and pre-cut kit for $30.00 clear mount, $38.00 wood mount.

I used Stampin' Blends to color in my images. Other great options are Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, or ink and blender pen.   Colors used are Poppy Parade, Soft Sky, Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie (nose) Smokey Slate, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, and Basic Black.

 Take a look at my other Stamp Camp To Go kits to see what else is available.  If it is still pictured, I still have it :)  Click the Tab under my Blog Header, I will combine shipping where possible.

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