Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gingerbread Houses

Every year for the past 31 years my two friends and I get together and make Gingerbread Houses. We take turns hosting and who ever is available is welcome to come. Kids, grandkids, friends. We always have so much fun. And almost always we get together the week-end BEFORE Thanksgiving, before all the holiday craziness starts. We all bring candy to share. This year we had so much, that we vowed NOT to bring buy any new candy. Whatever we don't use, we freeze until next year. It will be hard not to buy any next year......we'll see.....

We used to make our own gingerbread......not so much any more. So much easier to just buy the kit.

 We put most of the candy in muffin tins. You can see my grandkids hard at work.

 More candy........
 Jocelyn working on her "roof".
 Gianna on her "roof" too.
This is my friend Cindy's house. Her house is always "outstanding".
 Here are the three of us with all of our houses.
We may not get to see each other through out the year, but you would never know it. We just pick up where we left off last time. I've know Cindy (red shirt) since I was 16 years old. Lynne a few years less.

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Also, I will be giving away "Grab Bags" for every $50 you spend with me. I have lots of retired product that needs a good home! You MUST use the Hostess Code:
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Stampin' Up! challenged us to sell 10% more than we did at this time last year. I still have a ways to go. If I meet this challenge we can chose a stamp set of our choice.
Sending out my first round of "grab bags" today! Thank you to all who have ordered! I appreciate your orders.


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Weekly Deals! Online Extravaganza!

We have new Weekly Deals on top of the Online Extravaganza!
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These Deals good through Monday, December 1st. You can click on any of the items and it will take you to my Online Store.

Please use Hostess code# DD4DJUW7
when ordering.
(Unless your order is $150 or more.)


Also, I will be giving away "Grab Bags" for every $50 you spend with me. I have lots of retired product that needs a good home! You MUST use the Hostess Code:
DD4DJUW7 to receive your "grab bag".
 


Stampin' Up! challenged us to sell 10% more than we did at this time last year. I still have a ways to go. If I meet this challenge we can chose a stamp set of our choice.
Sending out my first round of "grab bags" today! Thank you to all who have ordered! I appreciate your orders.










            
Please use Hostess code# DD4DJUW7
when ordering.
(Unless your order is $150 or more.)


Also, I will be giving away "Grab Bags" for every $50 you spend with me. I have lots of retired product that needs a good home! You MUST use the Hostess Code:
DD4DJUW7 to receive your "grab bag".
  





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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Online Extravaganza Starts Tonight at Midnight!

You don't want to miss Stampin' Up!s Online Extravaganza! Sale starts tonight at midnight Mt. time.
Save 20-50%!


Make sure you notice the TWO Door Buster Sales available only on those days:
1st Monday, November 24th &
2nd Monday, December 1st.
All items are while supplies last.

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Please use Hostess code# DD4DJUW7
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Peppermint Stars/Online Extravagaza is Coming!

Are you looking for another way to use your Star Kit that's in the Holiday Supplement? I love these stars and have made a bunch of them. You get enough materials to make 26 stars. So here is another idea to use up your small stars.

 I used some of the smaller stars to make a Peppermint Patty Star!

 Use a dab of hot glue to attach the peppermint to the bottom star, another dab on top and attach the top star. Then added the small red star, a banner with a gold star also in the kit. The sentiment is from the Good Greetings Hostess set.



Each of my ladies today in my Let's Make Tags Class got one of these. I'll be sharing more on the tag class this week. So if you don't have the Star Kit, but have the Star Framelits and the Under the Tree dsp, you can still make these.

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Online Extravaganza is coming! LOTS of great items will be on sale, Nov. 24-Dec 2. Plus I will be adding a FREE "goodie bag" for all orders over $50.
Remember to use the Hostess code# DD4DJUW7 when ordering.

Hello December Project Life Class
December 6th, 1-4pm. 
Cost: $55 which includes:
Album
Variety pack 6 x 8 Pocket pages
Hello December Project Life Card Collection
Hello December Project Life Accessory pack
Project Life Journaling Pens
Must RSVP by: November 26th, so I can order everything. 

I will have the Project Life December Wonder and 12 Days of Christmas stamp sets (both in the Holiday Supplement) available for you to use during class. 




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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Gift Card Holder Purse

This past week-end was a friends birthday. We opted for a gift card. So I wanted to make it look like a "real" gift. This little purse was perfect. I purchased Becky Roberts, 12 Days of Christmas and this is one of the projects. Becky has awesome projects.
 Who says the All is Calm dsp has to be for Christmas? I love how this turned out. I made a 3 x 3 card to go with the purse. The sentiment is from My Paper Pumpkin. One of my favorite sayings.
 As you can probably guess, our friend was turning 50 years old. This stamp set is memorable Moments. I haven't used this set in a while........And don't forget those awesome Feathers that have matching Framelits. I embossed one of them with Gold Embossing Powder.
I didn't realize this photo was blurry until now. Since I don't have the card to retake the photo, this will have to do. In keeping with the dots on the purse, I embossed the card with the Large Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I even lined the 3 x 3 envelope with dsp. using the Envelope Liners Framlits, #132172, (which I forgot to list below).

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Don't forget:

Hello December Project Life Class
December 6th, 1-4pm. 
Cost: $55 which includes:
Album
Variety pack 6 x 8 Pocket pages
Hello December Project Life Card Collection
Hello December Project Life Accessory pack
Project Life Journaling Pens
Must RSVP by: November 26th, so I can order everything. 

I will have the Project Life December Wonder and 12 Days of Christmas stamp sets (both in the Holiday Supplement) available for you to use during class. 



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Birthday

Want you to know, not ONE star on this card. I cased it from Pinterest. (I know you are shocked.....). I love this kind of card and its hard for me to do all the layering, it just never looks right, so I have to copy....  It only took 4 stamp sets to make this card, (LOL). But it was worth getting all those sets out don't you think?

 Start with a Whisper White card base, 4 1/4" x 11". I stamped the leaves in Crumb Cake, added some Early Espresso dots from the Gorgeous Grunge set. Then layered the Burlap ribbon, Natural 5/8" ribbon, then a piece of Early Espresso 1/4" Cotton ribbon. Next took some Linen Thread and wrapped it around my fingers several times and added that with a couple of glue dots. For the 2 1/2" Crumb Cake Circle I stamped again with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp in Crumb Cake. The Whisper White 2" circle has a stamped off Crumb Cake flower from the Everything Eleanor stamp set and the Happy Birthday is from the Hey You stamp set.

Finished off with a little bit of bling. Punched the Bitty Butterfly with Gold Foil Paper and added a few gold sequins.

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Don't forget:

Hello December Project Life Class
December 6th, 1-4pm. 
Cost: $55 which includes:
Album
Variety pack 6 x 8 Pocket pages
Hello December Project Life Card Collection
Hello December Project Life Accessory pack
Project Life Journaling Pens
Must RSVP by: November 26th, so I can order everything. 

I will have the Project Life December Wonder and 12 Days of Christmas stamp sets (both in the Holiday Supplement) available for you to use during class. 


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Weekly Deals today!

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Check out this video from Stampin' Up! Its really that easy!



Don't forget:

Hello December Project Life Class
December 6th, 1-4pm. 
Cost: $55 which includes:
Album
Variety pack 6 x 8 Pocket pages
Hello December Project Life Card Collection
Hello December Project Life Accessory pack
Project Life Journaling Pens
Must RSVP by: November 26th, so I can order everything. 

I will have the Project Life December Wonder and 12 Days of Christmas stamp sets (both in the Holiday Supplement) available for you to use during class.  





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Merry and Bright Holiday Star Card


Yep, more stars......


This card has a Crumb Cake base, then a layer of Cherry Cobbler, and a layer of Very Vanilla that was embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.

The stars are Under the Tree Specialty Paper and Gold Glimmer Paper. Top it off with a Gold Metal Button and some Gold Baker's Twine and a sentiment from the Good Greetings stamp set and call it done!

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Don't forget:

Hello December Project Life Class
December 6th, 1-4pm. 
Cost: $55 which includes:
Album
Variety pack 6 x 8 Pocket pages
Hello December Project Life Card Collection
Hello December Project Life Accessory pack
Project Life Journaling Pens
Must RSVP by: November 26th, so I can order everything. 

I will have the Project Life December Wonder and 12 Days of Christmas stamp sets (both in the Holiday Supplement) available for you to use during class.  




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Monday, November 17, 2014

Peace and Joy All is Calm Card

I know what your thinking......more stars? Yep! This time we punched the Confetti Star punch at the top and rounded the corners. Then punched with a 2 1/2" Circle Punch at the bottom. Layered some All is Calm dsp under the circle and then used dimensionals to add that layer to my Whisper White card base. Opps, don't forget to stamp your sentiment & tie the 1/8" Silver ribbon BEFORE you stick it down........you know I didn't do that and of course the dimensionals were in the way. The sentiment is from Good Greetings.

I punched the Tree Punch 3 times, and folded each one in half and glued them together. By doing 3 trees, it will lay flat for mailing.
One of the gals in my class even thought about putting some Silver Glimmer paper behind the stars. Don't know why I didn't think of that........

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Don't forget:

Hello December, Project Life Class
 
December 6th, 1-4pm. 
Cost: $55 which includes:
Album
Variety pack 6 x 8 Pocket pages
Hello December Project Life Card Collection
Hello December Project Life Accessory pack
Project Life Journaling Pens
Must RSVP by: November 26th, so I can order everything. 

I will have the Project Life December Wonder and 12 Days of Christmas stamp sets (both in the Holiday Supplement) available for you to use during class.  




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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Project Life by Carrie Cudney

We had so much fun yesterday at Stamp-a-rama! Carrie was nice enough to take a photo with me.
 We were all working on our cards. So glad that Carrie joined our swap.


This is Carrie's card. So glad I got to make one. Wonder what dsp she used? Its the All is Calm dsp and we brayered over with Lost Lagoon Ink. GENIUS! The dots are from the Festival of Trees stamp set. You would usually use it to "decorate" your tree, but Carrie used it as a "background" stamp. Never would have thought to use it like that!

 Carrie did a little demo featuring the Hello December Project Life, in the 2014 Holiday Supplement.
She first used the Star Mask and White Craft Ink to decorate the front of her album (sorry for the blurry photo). You can see the 2 sets of masks on page 205 of the big catalog. Each set comes with 2 different masks for $2.95 a set. 
 I LOVE how she did the plate. After stamping the hello DECEMBER she tied a piece of the Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and a All is Calm Snowflake Embellishment to the plate. I am so going to copy her! My album will be here tomorrow, yeah!!
 Here is one of the cards that come in the Card Collection, on the left. She embellished it with some of the items in the Accessory Pack. Then on the right, she used one of the Acetate Cards and a clear piece of window sheet, wrapped Washi tape around 3 sides and put in some of the sequins (accessory pack), then added the Washi tape to finish. Now you have a shaker card! So fun!
She used the wood pieces (also in the accessory pack) above, (left), then used 2 of the cards, put Washi Tape to bind them together, 
then you can open it up and add lots of journaling. I'm telling you, she is so clever!



Here are the products Carrie used for her album. You can click on any of them and it will take you to my Online Store.
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So now, don't you want to make an album and have it all ready for December? Well you can! I'm having a class.
December 6th, 1-4pm. 
Cost: $55 which includes:
Album
Variety pack 6 x 8 Pocket pages
Hello December Project Life Card Collection
Hello December Project Life Accessory pack
Project Life Journaling Pens
Must RSVP by: November 26th, so I can order everything. 

I will have the Project Life December Wonder and 12 Days of Christmas stamp sets (both in the Holiday Supplement) available for you to use during class.  



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