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November 2011

Don't Miss Out on the Candy Wrapper Die!

Today is the last day of the Online Extravaganza!  There are some great deals to be found there.  One of the great products that is 20% off is the Candy Wrapper die.  I was fiddling around with it and found out you can make a smaller version of the six sided box.

6 sided candy wrapper die
Here's another look at the box.

Profile 6 sided box

I also made a few other styles of boxes made with this die and I will hopefully get them photographed later this afternoon.  I am off to the dentist which is not a happy place for me but when I get back I will get some other samples of the die posted.  

You can shop via my online store or contact me but remember the extravaganza ends today!

How Great is This?

Isn't technology incredible?  Yes, there are days that I sit in front of the computer wondering why it won't do what i want it to and many times I cannot even figure out what I want it to do!  Then there are times that i just marvel at what can be done with phones and cameras .  Here's an example, I got a text message and photos which made me all kinds of happy.

Let me introduce some of the members of my "Advanced" Club from Spokane.


Lisa and jody

009advancedAren't they just so CUTE?    Let me tell you these women are very special to me and they are so much fun!  Oh, the stories that could be told!  They got together and made one of the projects from my 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter.  It made me so happy to see their faces and their project!  Love it!  Thanks so much I almost felt like I was there with you!  Miss you, "Advanced"  Stampers and keep the pictures coming!

If you want to be on my mailing list, sign up in the box in the upper left hand corner of the blog.   There are still 4 more weeks of emails for the 12 Weeks of Christmas left to go.  



Holly Berry Bouquet Duo

Happy Cyber Monday!  Have you checked out the Online Extravaganza?  Lucky for you it runs until  November 30th!  Today's projects uses one of the stamp sets that is part of the Online Extravaganza.  The set is called Many Merry Messages and it is one you can use in your crafting now and the best part is it is 50% off! 


I simply wrapped a piece of the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP around a box and tied a piece of cherry Cobbler Seam binding to secure it.  The words are from the Many Merry Messages stamp set and the dove is from the Holiday Windows Movers and Shapers die.

I wanted to use the same ingredients and make a card to share with you and it even qualifies as a Mailable Monday card.  Definitely letting the Holly Berry Bouquest DSP do all the work.

Here's all the sentiments that are in the Many Merry Messages set and at $17.48 it is a deal!

To check out all the specials go to my online store.  Have a great Monday and see you tomrrow!


Clean and Simple Christmas cards

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving?  Hope so!  We enjoyed sharing the day and a special meal with friends.  Now it is time to get serious about Christmas.  I am working on ideas for our card this year and I want something very simple and clean.  Here are two of the ones I am considering.

Dobule embossing silver snowflake

Silver snowflake peace
What do you think?  Is it too simple?  

A Little Late or a Little Early

Here's what I have been working on in the stamp room.

CalendarsI "uncovered" these calendars during my last craft table clean up.  I  purchased  them a few months ago and I am sure I had a fantastic plan for them.  Since I could not remember what the original  plan was (does this happen to anyone else?)  I decided they would make great refrigerator magnets.   They aren't going to make it on time for Thanksgiving but it is still way early for  2012 so really I am ahead of schedule.   How's that for some twisted logic?

I was going to use some pre-cut chipboard squares but I thought it would be so much easier to make my own chipboard coasters.  How is that easier you ask?  I used the Clear Circle Big Shot die and  cut out circles from thick chipboard( On Board chipboards sheets).  I also used the die to cut out the magnet sheet, the Desiger Series Paper, and the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive sheets.    This made assembling the base very easy, no measuring, no sanding everything just fit.  Love it!  If I was really thinking I would have used my Big Shot to cut out the little banner and the flowers too but unfortunately I was not that efficient but maybe next time.

Here are the supplies I used:
Stamps: Sweetly Said
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Spice Cake DSP and Very Vanilla
Big Shot: Clear Circle die, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Magnet Sheets, On Board Sheets
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Boho Blossoms, Bird Builder
Extras:  Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Pearls, purchased calendar

Please remember to check my online store  for all the details on the Online Extravaganza.  There are some fantastic products at very special prices!


Online Extravaganza is HERE!


Check this out! 

Simply Scored  Scoring Tool
everyday price: $29.95 TODAY ONLY price $ 23.96

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
everyday price $16.95  TODAY ONLY $13.56 

Check out all the deals HERE!  Don't miss the GLIMMER BRADS bundle, Scallop Dots Ribbon bundle,  and so much more! 

Ready to order?  Please shop with me at my online store or contact me and i will help you place your order.  Thank You!

I will be back later in the day with an actual stamped sample!  I am going to keep this post at the top of the blog for a few days  so you won't miss out on any of these deals!  




Online Extravaganza is Coming!

B1_header_onlinex_democust_uscaStampin' Up's annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011.  You can see all the items for sale by going to my Stampin' Up online store HERE on Monday, November 21.  

In addition to the sale there will be 2 items that will be on special for just 24 hours starting at 12:01am until 11:59pm (MT) on  November 21, 2011.  These specials will not be extended past these times so make sure to check my Stampin' Up website.

When you are ready to place an order please visit me here and go to Shop Now.  You will need to Create an Account if you have never shopped with me online but it isn't hard, promise!  

Remember your online orders qualify for As the Ink Dries rewards check it out here! I am going to be online checking on the specials especially the 1 day sale items tonight at 11:01 pm PST.  I  wonder what they will be? 

Button Buddies Vase in a Frame with Texture

Here's another sample of the Designer Frame and Texture using the Button Buddies stamp set.

Double TIEF vase of FlowerThe video should be up tomorrow.  Thank you for being patient with me.   I am just learning how to do the videos and editing so  bear with me.  I hope to get better with time.  

DoubleTIEF flower vase

I was tickled to discover that the Button Buddies vase and flowers fit perfectly in the frame.   Gotta get back to the editing.  Thanks for checking in and if you need any Textured Impressions Embossing folders just let me know!