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December 2011

Sneak Peek Twitterpated

We are having some work done in the kitchen and this afternoon I have been happily stamping away while the worker's hammer away downstairs.  I am trying to get some posts done ahead of time so when things get crazy busy around here there will still be new things getting posted for you.  It has been fun playing with new stamping supplies from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  There's a lot of fabulous new stuff coming your way so get ready!

What did you notice?  Was it the new ribbon?  Love this new ribbon and it comes in 4 colors and not to worry I will be doing a ribbon share once the Occasions Mini goes live.   I used a little of the new Designer Series Paper called Twitterpated.   There are  coordinating little buttons that are so sweet and come in Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze.    I even snuck in a new Sizzlit called Paper Doily.  What I really like about the Paper Doily sizzlit is that you can use it in so many ways.  I have some hints for you on how you can use it so stay tuned.  

Sneakpeek close upThis doily is about 4" and what is really interesting is all the patterns within the doily.  Here I cut away almost half of the doily to fit the card.  
Things have gotten very quiet all of a sudden so it muct mean they are done working so I better go and chat with them.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack  HERE there are some great deals on paper, punches and more!


Clearance Rack Blitz

Go check out the Stampin' Up! Clearance rack!  There are SO many great items on there.  Do you prefer the "old" style punches?  If you do then you really need to see all the punches that are in the Clearance rack.  Do you love ribbon?  Lots of great buys there too.  I am picking up some  ribbon especially the 3/8" taffeta ribbon for $2.79!  You need to place the order for Clearance Rack items through my online store.  You can include other merchandise in your order too!  Gotta go and get my order placed cause you know at these prices things are going to go fast!

I will be back later in the day with actual stamping projects!  I just wanted to make sure you got in on the crazy good deals!

CPC Snowman Gift Box Tower

This adorable snowman gift box tower is the perfect way to shower someone special with gifts!  Finished as shown this box is over 16 inches tall!  Make just one hexagon box, a stack of three, or make it into a tall stack of four boxes and decorate it like a snowman! 

Snowman Gift Box Tower
This cute snowman gift box project comes to you designed by Amanda! To get the instructions for Amanda’s project, just subscribe to December!  And please leave Amanda a comment if you like her project!

Are You Ready for a New Adventure? Become a Demonstrator Today!

Have I got something exciting to share with you!  Stampin’ Up! is offering demonstrators who are attending the Leadership Conference (yup, I am going!) the opportunity to share the upcoming Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Special and Bonus early!  Today is the DAY to become a demonstrator otherwise you will have to wait until Sale-A-Bration starts on January 24 to take advantage of this Starter Kit Special. 

Here are all the Important Details!

Today Only!
Starter Kit for ONLY $125 (regularly $175 - for over $340 of Stampin' Up! product and business supplies)
You can choose the Standard Starter Kit or the Digital Starter Kit

Pretty cool right but wait there is more! You also get a special bonus and the bonus is
from February through December 2012, you'll get to choose either a FREE Designer Series Paper Pack or FREE MDS Digital Download each month! That means for each month you can choose one or the other. (Shipping not included)

Why join today?  One of the really fun things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is being able to participate in pre-orders from the mini catalogs.  If you join today you will be able to participate in the Occasions mini catalog pre-order going on right now.  An added perk is that when you place a demonstrator order between now and January 3rd, you will qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend!    

When you take advantage of this special offer and become a demonstrator today you will be ready to start demonstrating from the very beginning of Sale-A-Bration! 

Contact me if you have any questions or if you are ready to start on your Stampin’ Up! adventure you can sign up online Here and click on JOIN NOW!  Remember this offer is only good for today (December 14th) only! 


CPC Gingerbread Treat Box and Card

Give someone special something sweet!  This gingerbread style treat box holds up to 10 Ghirardelli chocolate squares perfectly, or other treats and trinkets.  This project is so quick and easy to make that you’ll want to make it for everyone!  Great idea for teacher gifts, secret Santa, stocking stuffers, stamp camps and workshops!

Gingerbread Treat Box & Card
Don't you just love that peppermint candy?  If you want to learn all the ins and outs of this project all you have to do is subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of December.  This sweet project was designed by Kim!  

Shhhh..It's a Sneak Peek of Bordering on Romance

I have a little sneak peek for you while I am working on getting more Christmas ideas ready for you.  The new Occasions Mini Catalog (starts January 4th 2012) is full of really cool products especially if you are a lover of all things Big Shot.    Be sure to ask Santa for a Stampin' Up! gift certificate so you will be all ready to purchase these great items when the Mini Catalog goes live on January 4th!  


I love the new Framelits dies!  This one is part of the Labels Collection and yes I said a part!  There are different label sizes, 6 to be exact and oh the possibilities!    It was quick and fun to color these flowers from the Bordering on Romance set and  soon I will show you how some of the images in this set coordinate with more of the new Big Shot goodies.   Yes, I am excited and looking forward to sharing more sneak peeks with you .  

Here's what I used:

Stamps: Bordering on Romance, On Your Birthday (love that sentiment!)
Ink: Black Stazon, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot TIEF and Framelits Dies Label Collection
Extras: Dazzling Details, Aqua Painter 

If you or your Santa needs a Stampin' Up! Gfit Certificate please a contact me and I will get one ready for gifting!  

Poppy Parade Gift Card

I am having one of those weeks and all I can say is,  hooray for Friday!   I have not had much creative time lately and decided that I was going to make  time this morning and it was the right decision. Feeling a little better and the sun is even shining!  Things are definitely looking up!

Poppy Parade gift card
Maybe I went a little overboard with the bows.  Are you wondering what the green thing is?

Poppy parade gift card up

It's a gift card!   Do you know your gift cards?  Can you guess where it is for?  I will tell you at the end of the post.  

Here's a rundown of what I used.

Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Snow Swirled
Ink: Black Stazon and White Craft ink
Paper: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade Patterns Pack, Poppy Parade, Silver Glimmer paper, Whisper White 
Big Shot: Petite Pockets die, Northern Frost
Punch: Modern Label
Ribbon: Whisper Whtie Taffeta Ribbon

I have another gift card holder on my Facebook Page so go over there and check it out.  It is a lot less foofy.    Have a great weekend and in case you were wondering......Olive Garden.

CPC Mr. Snowman Treat Box & Snowflake Card

Are you ready to see something really cute?  This project is so adorable and I am looking forward to making it.

This cute project was designed by Julie!.  If you want the directions to make this treat box and card all you need to do is subscribe to Craft Project Central and you will get the directions for this project and 9 more fabulous projects! 


Snow Much Fun and the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP

This little snowman from the Snow Much Fun stamp set has certainly been geting a good work out!  Today's card is not close to the idea I started out with but I think that is a pretty common occurrence when stamping.  After I got the cute little snowman colored I wanted him to hold a banner which brought to mind the banner from the Pines and Poinsettias set.  If I had  known this I would have omitted the snowball but fortunately I found the "merry" from the Tiny Tags set and it just covered up the snowball.  I love it when you find just the right thing to cover up , I mean "embellish" your card.  

Merry christmas snowmanHere's what I used.

Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Pines and Poinsettias, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Black Stazon , Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand marker
Paper: Very Vanilla, Shimmery White, Early Espresso, Holly Berry Bouquest DSP
Punches:  Jewerly Tag, Scallop Oval
Ribbon: Early Espresso3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon, Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine
Extras: Circle Cutter, Basic Rhinestones, red Sharpie, Aqua Painter

I am off to run lots of errands.    If you want to simplify your shopping please consider a gift certifcate for stamping products.  I know just the person who can help you with that!  I will even make a cute card to house your certificate.  Contact me and I would be happy to help you get your shopping done!



CPC Holly Berry Bouquet Card Set

Happy Monday morning!  I trust you had a wonderful weekend.  Did you do some Christmas shopping?  We did a little shopping for our son's birthday next week and it was crazy busy out there. Believe me I would have much rather been home making some gifts.

Today's project is a perfect gift idea for the holidays. This packet of hand made cards are so easy to make, you could make several sets to give to co-workers, friends, and even as teacher gifts.

Holly Berry Bouquet Card Set
This great gift set was designed by Laurie!  You can get all the directions by subscribing to Craft Project Central for the month of December.