Friday, December 30, 2011

Sweet Cake Swap

Here's another peek at the Sweet Cake set.
You know how little boys (or girls, I won't be discriminative) trade baseball cards? I swap handmade cards.  Silly or smart? I think its a little bit of both. I get ideas and inspiration from others and to get a card that you probably would never have thought of or just a twist on something is fun to receive. Its like Christmas year round! I hope the ladies who receive this card will find it as sweet and enjoyable as I do.

{Project Details}
Stamp: Sweet Cake* (125490-W/125492-C)
Ink: Chocolate Cbip Classic Ink Pad; Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, and Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers.
Paper: Calypso Coral and Whisper White Card Stock; Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper*.
Accessories: Big Shot, Petal Cone Die; Itty Bitty Punch Pack (Circle) and 3/16" Corner Punch; Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Basic Pearls Jewels, and Crystal Effects.

*Items available January 4 (from the Occasions Mini Catalog).
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Digital Crafting--Sneak Peek #3

Sale A Bration is just around the corner and I couldn't wait to share with you a special sneak peak of the Piece of Cake Ensemble CD. In this CD, you'll get a kit that will make birthday party planning seem like a "piece of cake"!
  • Invitations
  • greeting cards
  • tags
  • decor templates 
This sample is one that Ian and I made for his thank you card.

We'll print out more of the different medallions and flags for a banner and tags for the party favors. Pictures to follow after the party!

But here are this week's digital downloads. Click here.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Mirror Mondays-Sneak Peek 2

 Today's sneak peak is so sweet!

Its so cute that I could eat it. The name of the stamp set doesn't help either...Sweet Cake. Inspiration for this came directly from the Occasions Mini Catalog, available for orders starting January 4th. If you don't have a relationship with another demonstrator and would like a copy of the Mini Occasions Catalog, please contact me and I would be happy to send you one.

{Project Details}
Stamp: Sweet Cake* (125490-W/125492-C)
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad; Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, and Pool Party Stampin' Write Markers.
Paper: Pool Party and Whisper White Card Stock; Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper*.
Accessories: Printed 2011 In Color Brads and Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine*.
*Occasions Mini Catalog--available January 4th.
To order on-line 24/7 click here.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Gifts MDS Style

Every year, I am asked to make party favors for my husband's group holiday party. I love it because its my way of contributing to an amazing group of doctors and friends.
front sheet (two months per sheet with cutting guides)
what it looks like on the back of the sheet
This year, I was short on time but still wanted a handmade gift. I turned to My Digital Studio to create 2012 Jewel Case Calendars. I have had these CD like cases FOR--EVER!!! I just never made the calendars until now and what better way than to take advantage of the modern prints and colors from Stampin' Up!'s template. Just design the calendars, print, cut to size, and insert to jewel cases.

Its customized with reminders for their monthly meetings and annual Holiday Party for next year. I love this project because the recipients will find it useful, its digitally homemade, and is a one of a kind gift! Its simple, clean, and modern.

Another calendar gift that we (my sisters-in-law and I) made for the grandparents were pictures of the kids and highlighting each grandchild for his/her respective birthday month.
front page

It was fun and I hope you'll try and test your own magic with digital crafting.

This week's downloads: click here for your copy.
Also, don't miss out on the RED HOT DEALS! Going on now until January 5--while supplies last. Click here to shop now!
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Mirror Mondays--Sneak Peek

This is a sneak peek for the upcoming products from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

I had to recreate this card. Why change a masterpiece?!

  • Use dotto to temporarily hold the framelet/edgelet to the card stock that you are cutting and then rub off the excess dotto.
  • Cut the framelet/edgelet before embossing.

You'll be able to order these products starting January 4.

{Project Details}
Stamp: Apothecary Art Set; Sanded Background Stamp
Ink: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pads; Black Staz On; Basic Gray and 2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers.
Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red Textured, and Whisper White Card Stock; Watercolor Paper.
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Color Spritzer Tool; Blender Pens; 1/16" Circle Punch; Blushing Bride 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, and Victoria Crochet Ribbon; Paper Daisies; Pearl Basic Jewels, Hat Pins, and Vintage Trinkets.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz

December 15, 2011-January 5, 2012

Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--while supplies last!
  • On-line shopping starts here. Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items, as well.
  • The Clearance Rack Blitz includes old-body style punches.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards.
  • Following the Clearance Rack Blitz sales period, some blitz items may remain in the clearance rack; others may be removed and reappear at an undesignated time in the future.
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • You may view Clearance Rack Blitz items in the Online Store.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Special Sale A Bration Offer and MDS

Sorry for the lack of Mirror Monday this week. (It'll be back next week. Its a sneek peak you won't want to miss!) I did, however, want to share this incredible offer with you.

Stampin' Up! has given Leadership Attendees (yes, I'm lucky to be one of them) to share this Sale A Bration offer early. Sale A Bration is a month away but you'll be able to take advantage NOW!

On December 13-14 ONLY, you will be eligible for the exclusive Sale-A-Bration recruiting offer, including
A $125  Starter Kit (standard or Digital+) —$50 off the regular price of $175!

A FREE package of Designer Series Paper OR a FREE digital download every month in 2012 (excluding January)—a total value of up to $120!

If you love crafting, why not take advantage of the special and get Stampin' Up! products at discount. If you decide that you don't want to continue, you have nothing to lose. If you want another source of income, this would work for you too. But if you're ready, click on the Join Now and get started. Remember, the starter kit is customizable. If you're a beginner and just starting out, this is the perfect starter kit. If your a veteran stamper, you can customize and exchange like products of equal or lesser price. The choice is yours. Contact me if you'd like more information.

Look here for your copy of digital crafting downloads!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Creative Souls Holiday Party

It was a fun night for our Creative Souls, my creative Stamp Ink Divas group. We decided to get together in honor of Christmas. It was really nice to see everyone (minus a few members).
We worked on the Christmas Keepsake Card Box as our project that evening.
But we needed some delicious snacks, so I baked some cookies and then stamped them while still hot with our sweet pressed cookie stamps. When you order the cookie stamps, they come with some great recipes, but because I was short on time (and a bit of laziness), I went with frozen cookies. I think the stamp still worked fine but if you do use frozen cookies, remember to press them after they are finished cooking to get the best images and then let them cool.
Then, we gorged ourselves on appetizers that evening. But one treat I had to share was one that Stephanie Gaines made.
Cake pops! But check out how she decorated the container! Isn't it just beautiful? You can visit her here for more details.

Finally, we had our gift exchange and here are what some of them made.

Creative, creative, creative! 

Thanks for stopping by!
{Project Details}

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