December 20, 2010

December 17–January 24, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons when you purchase a Filled with Love Bundle, including the Filled with Love Stamp Set and exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack—only available through this special promotion!
Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
12 sheets total: three 12" x 12" sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink
item 124156 | $9.95

Filled with Love Set
item 120839 | $22.95 item 121154 | $16.95


*The Filled with Love Stamp Set is available in the Holiday Mini Catalog through January 3, 2011, after which it will only be available through this promotion.

(2010 Holiday Mini Catalog, p. 43)

Please know that I am still here!

Please know that I am still here everyone.  I had a few e-mails asking if everything is alright, and I wanted to let you all know that it is.

I've actually been working the past few weeks and it's pooped me out too much to even be on the computer.  But now I'm no longer employed and I'm dealing with Christmas.  Can you believe "the card lady" is actually late with her Christmas cards?  I can say that they are all made, but they are not filled out yet.  That's something that I want to do today. 

So ~ please know that all is well, and I will be back here after the holidays with much more crafting.  There is always crafting to be done...  And of course the next major holiday is Valentines, can you believe it??  Where the heck is the time going??  I do want to share with you a special that is going on now, I will do that later today - so make sure to check back...

Have a safe and happy holiday!!  And a super great day!


November 27, 2010

Don't miss out!

Don't miss out, there is still time!  Until November 30th you can still shop with Stampin' Up! and their Online Spectacular and receive up to 50% off! 

This is the Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Bundle.  For only $23.95 you can get BOTH the upper and lower case letters on clear mount.  How cool is that!!!
Or how about this...  The Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric ~ it is catalog priced at $9.95 now only $4.98!! 

Expand your crafting options with our new Designer Series fabric for a whole new look and range of project possibilities! Coordinating patterns in our playfully striped and polka-dotted Candy Cane Christmas bundle make it easy to create colorful, eye-pleasing projects. Combine with our Candy Cane Big Designer buttons for even more easy coordination. And of course, this fabric is a perfect medium for creating all kinds of beautiful Christmas projects using the Big Shot machine and our large collection of dies.

■ Combines exclusive designs and colors with high quality fabric
■ Coordinates with other Stampin’ Up! products
■ Extra wide fat quarters
■ 100% cotton
■ Includes instruction booklet highlighting five projects you can create using fabric
■ Coordinates with Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Real Red
■ Coordinates with Candy Cane Christmas Suite
■ 28 x 18”
■ 3 coordinated designs
Now if this does not tempt you I don't know what will.  I have recently got into digital's ~ at first I thought that I would not care for them, but I do!  And I just recently purched our My Digital Studio, it's great!  Well it is on sale for 50% off!  regular $79.95 now on sale for $39.98
Use the same great artwork, colors, and accessory images found in our current product line to create personalized digital projects. The options are endless: create photo albums, calendars, and greeting cards using My Digital Studio. Once you've created your personalized gift or heirloom, have it printed in our high-quality print facility and delivered to your door or print it at home.  Available in English only.  Not to mention that you can purchase downloads of wonderful stamp sets and embellies at a fraction of what the actual set's cost. 

There is plenty more item's on sale for 20% 30% and 40% too!  Go, go now and check them out!  You can't pass up a deal this great.  Think of it as an early Christmas present to yourself Ü


Happy Saturday everyone!!

I hope that Thanksgiving found you well and happy, and I hope that you didn't eat too much turkey.  Yes, we did.  Turkey dinner, turkey sandwiches, turkey, turkey, turkey!  I enjoy it, more than when I was a kid ~ but I am glad that it only comes once a year.  Now Danielle is bugging us to get out the Christmas decorations and put the tree up.  She's really excited.  This is the 1st year that she has had a job and money to spend of her own on Christmas.  She already has a floor full of wrapped presents in her bedroom ~ that's probably why she wants the tree up so she can have room in there again Ü

I know that the other day I mentioned that I would show you the apron box I made, then I didn't.  I am sorry.  Holiday stuff got in the way, you can understand.  I am here today to show it to you.  Ready???
The base box is Cherry Cobbler (lve that color!!) and I covered it with paper from the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack.  I inked one of the cuppy cakes from the Cupcake wheel and colored it in with my markers then punched it out with my 1 1/4" circle punch, adhered it to a 1 3/8" circle punched piece in Cherry Cobbler and then to a scallop circle punched piece out of Chocolate Chip card stock.  The ribbon that I used was 5/8" satin ribbon, lve that stuff too!!

I stamped the recipe cards with my "From the Kitchen of" stamp set on to white card stock then I adhered them to a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock.  I know that it is using more card stock than needed, but I thought that the extra piece would make it a little more stable and I think that it looks nice.  The last card that you see pictured is a little kitchen prayer that was in my Mother's cookbook that I thought was nice ~ I added Cherry Cobbler card stock to the back of that one so I can tell that it is different from the others.

I was thinking of offering this as a kit complete with instructions, what do you think?  I think that it is perfect for those holiday cookie exchanges - or the holiday pot luck's that we all have at work.  If you are interested just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.

This is all I have for you today.  I know that I will be working next week so I won't be on the computer til late in the day - but I will be getting back to you all.  Have a super great weekend!Photobucket

November 25, 2010

I just wanted to pop in and send Thanksgiving wishes across the miles!  I wish all the best for you today and always.  May your day be full of family and friends and may your plates be full of turkey!

From my home to yours, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

November 22, 2010

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Apron boxes

Good Monday to everyone ~ I hope that the weekend was a good one for you.  I spent my Saturday at Grace Christian Church here in Georgetown.  They were having a Christmas Bazaar and I rented a space there to peddle my wares...  It was a nice afternoon and I met a lot of very nice people, and that's always nice!

I told you that I'd be back to show you some of the things that I was working on - so here I go.  This is something that I made a couple of weeks ago and I posted it at the bazaar - I'm thinking of holding a class on this.  It would be perfect to do for the holiday season when people are having cookie exchanges, don't you think??
It is a little apron box.  The box is hard to see in the back because of the ribbon, but it's there.  It coordinates with the stamp From the Kitchen of set.  If your interested in the stamp set below you can order it at my online shop HERE.
So if you are interested in a class let me know.  I will also be offering these class kits by mail too!

Tomorrow I will show you another set with the recipe cards also ~ so make sure that you come back and check those out too Ü

Wishing you all a super great day!Photobucket

November 18, 2010

Don't miss this deal!

This is such a super great deal, you can't miss out on it!  What am I talking about?  The half off starter kits that SU! has on special now.
Enjoy an instant 20% Discount
 on ALL of your Stampin' Up! purchases!!
Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator today!

 FROM NOV. 15 - 30, 2010 
click here for details
Demonstrator Starter Kit What do you call it when you get over $310 in crafting and business supplies for only $87.50? You can call it an amazing deal, but we’re calling it an amazing opportunity! From November 15-30, you can purchase either our Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits at 50 percent off the regular retail price of $175 (plus free shipping!), and enjoy these great benefits as a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator.
Earn additional income while sharing creativity. Make new and lasting friendships. Enjoy access to nearly unlimited creative ideas. Receive a free subscription to an exclusive monthly magazine. Receive two free months subscription to your own business website.

If you are interested, and you should be Ü contact me so we can discuss this!
Opportunity to earn free products and incentive trips.
for 50% off!


What I've been up to...

I've really been busy, really.  I've been preparing for a holiday bazaar that I commited to doing ~ So I've not been slacking off.  As a matter of fact, I have lots to show you - just not now.  The bazaar is this Saturday, and if you happen to be in the area stop in ~ I'd love to meet you!!

Saturday, November 20
10am- 4pm

@ Grace Christian Church  1648 Lexington Rd  Georgetown, KY 40324


OVER 25 vendors some of them including:

Between Friends
Sugar Mama’s Cupcakes
Tastefully Simple
31 Gifts
Celebrating Home
Lia Sophia
Scentsy Candles
Jewelry by the Spoonful
UpperCase Living
Savvy Stitiches
Creative Memories
Herbal Life
Pampered Chef


I will take a break this weekend and starting Monday I will be back with photos of the goodies that I've been making!  Have a super great weekend!


November 11, 2010

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From November 15-30, you can purchase either the Standard or Digital + Starter Kit at 50% off the regular price… plus free shipping! and enjoy these great benefits as a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator. 
If you’d like to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for the awesome price of $87.50 contact me today for more information and to sign up.
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Holiday Lineup

Good afternoon everyone, I told you I'd post here today.  There is something that I'd love to show you - images from the Holiday Line Up set.  I can remember one person saying to me (no Betty, I won't mention your name) that this set was ugly.  Ahem, and then she asked me to stamp some images for her Ü  I think that they are just adorable!!

So are we ready?  You want the deets?  Here we go... 
The base card is Poppy Parade that I layered with Handsome Hunter (miss that color) and Whisper White.  I just cut the layers and adhered them together.  I stamped the image from Holiday Lineup and colored them in with my markers and layered them on to the card.  This card was an easy peasy one.
I think that this card was just as simple.  When you've got to make a pile of cards it's nice to have a few that go quick and easy and this is one of them.  I stamped the image from Holiday Lineup on a piece of Creamy Caramel in black ink and only colored in a couple of things.  I then took my white white gel pen and colored in the eyes, I think that it gives them a little more of a surprised, dramatic effect ~ don't you?  The base card is Real Red that I layered with Basic Black and a piece of Creamy Caramel that I ran thru the cuttlebug with my snowflake embossing folder.  I layered the image panel on top and I was complete.  Told ya, quick and simple.

I hope that these cards inspired you.  And if you'd like to create cards with these images visit my on line store to shop Ü  If you have any questions you are always free to email me or give me a call ~ I'd love to hear from you!

November 10, 2010

I'll be back tomorrow with something...

I've been busy today and I promise if I don't get back here later tonight that I will post something tomorrow - I promise. So don't write me off just yet.  Scouts honor Ü 

November 8, 2010


When I received my starter kit this is one of the set's that I got - the Aviary set.  I really did not think too much about it until Danielle mentioned that I can do something with a cupcake and this set (I will show that later) and then it sold me Ü of course!

So now I will show you what I came up with.
I stamped the image from the Aviary set with Early Espresso ink on white card stock and stamped it again on a piece of scrap paper with a Pumpkin Pie bird in the cage.  I cut that one out and added it with pop dots over the other image.  The base card is Whisper White that I layered with some Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade Designer Series Paper.  I also used some Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight card stock.  The sentiment is from Whimsical Words that I stamped on white card stock with Early Espresso ink and layered on to a piece of Poppy Parade that I punched out with my Decorative Label punch.  I think that it turned out cute, how about you?

Tell me what you think?  I know that I am just getting this blog up and running ~ and it is a huge chore to do.  But is there something that you'd like to see?  Something that you'd like me to share?  Just leave your comments - I look at each and every one of  them - and let me know.

Until tomorrow, have a super great day!

November 4, 2010

Santa's Drawer's SU! Style

Hello everyone ~ I've got a little something cute to show you tonight.  Yesterday on SCS they had a tutorial for what they called "Santa's Drawer's" and the minute I saw it I knew that I just had to do it.  But I did not really make it for Christmas ~ I instead made mine for a birthday or celebration gift.

Ready?  Here it is...
Ok, first let me say I am not color blind ~ but for some reason I thought that Melon Mambo and More Mustard looked ok together.  I still think so ~ call me crazy!

I followed the directions given on SCS to make the box.  Believe it or not there is no tape that is used on this box or the drawers.  The way you fold it keeps it together, cool huh?  I took a sheet of More Mustard and used that for the base.  I then used some of the Designer Series paper in Melon Mambo for the drawers.  I punched out scrap of the More Mustard with my 1/2" circle punch and placed a crystal brad thru the center to use as my "drawer pulls".  I took a plate from my Hodge Podge Hardware kit (yes, this is last years plate, I don't have this years set yet) and added that to the long bottom drawer.  I had stamped the cuppy cake from the Party Hearty set in with Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie markers and punched that out with my 1 3/8" circle punch and added it to a piece of More Mustard that was punched out with my scallop circle punch.  I also stamped another cuppy cake top and pop dotted it over the top of that one.  The scallop circle I paper pierced and then added a some dots of the Shimmer Paint to it for a little more umph...  I then adhered it to the top corner of the Top Note die that I cut out of More Mustard and layered with more Melon Mambo DP.  Once it was all put together I ran a length of 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around the box and added a "faux" bow to it and I was complete.

Remember to take a peek at my previous post about the special that Stampin' Up is offering right now - and there is a little special from me too if you place an order. 

I hope that this inspires you somehow - I think I just might make another tonight, we'll see.  Have a super great evening!

November 3, 2010

ABC Holiday Promotion Bundle and a special from me!

 Dress Up Christmas Promo Image 1
Dress Up Christmas Promo Image 2
Dress Up Christmas Promo Image 3
And if you purchase this thru me I will send you a special gift with purchase.  But you must purchase this thru me - either call or email me with your bundle choice.

November 1, 2010

My First post to my Stampin' Up blog!

I just wanted to share with you all my brand new Stampin' Up! blog.  I will still post to my other blog, Cards Made by Hand, but this blog will be dedicated to my Stampin' Up! business.  I will share projects, cards, 3D items, specials and much, much more on here ~ so be sure to look out and stop by often!