Dec 25, 2016

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays!

I wish you the happiest of holidays! May your days be filled with the celebration of family and friends, sparkles of holiday laughter, and a new year full of cheer


Dec 13, 2016

Lip Balm Holder

Hello my crafty peeps!

I recently discovered these clever lip balm holders created by Renee O.over on Splitcoast Stampers.  I first saw on Pinterest in Yvette Ashe's blog post from 2007.  Please take a moment to visit both their gallery and blog by clicking on their names here in this post.  They both have a bunch of fabulous 3-D projects, as well as card ideas! 

For my Christmas holders I followed Yvette’s dimensions. I liked her dimensions as you can cut five base pieces out of one 8-½” x 11” sheet of cardstock.
  • 1 – 5-¾” x 2-¾” base piece of Real Red cardstock scored at 2-½” and 3-¼” 
  • 1 – 5-¾” x 2-¾” base piece of Whisper White cardstock scored at 2-½” and 3-¼” 
  • 1 – 2” x 2” piece of Whisper White cardstock 
  • 1 – 2-1/8” x 2-1/8” piece of Basic Black cardstock 
  • 13” piece of red or white Ribbon 
  • ChapStick Tube 

  1. Find the center of the Whisper White scored cardstock running lengthwise (top to bottom). The center of this piece is 1-3/8”. With a pencil, draw a 1-¼” line starting from the top score line (it will go past the bottom score line by one half inch.) 
  2. Once you have your center line marked, move your ruler over ¼” to the left of the center line. Draw a 1-¼” line starting from the top score line. 
  3. Now move your ruler over ¼” to the right of the center line. Draw a 1-¼” line starting from the top score line. 
  4. Erase the middle line and use your paper trimmer to cut the two slits by following the two remaining lines. 
  5. Decorate the outside of the scored Real Red base, with the Endless Wishes snowflake stamp or any snowflake stamp you may have on hand. 
  6. On the 2”x 2” piece of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the outline of the Snowman in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Colour nose and scarf with markers. 
  7. Stamp the words "Merry Christmas" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 
  8. Attach the Real Red base to the Whisper White base by using a strong adhesive (Tear Tape works great). 
  9. Insert the ChapStick in the strap. Close the holder by wrapping the Black or White Ribbon around the outside of the holder and tie in a bow. 
  10. Attach the Basic Black piece to the Real Red panel over top of the ribbon to hold in place. 
  11. Add any bling you want to give it some sparkle, I used some Wink of Stella clear on the snowflakes. 

If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

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Dec 2, 2016

Happy Friday!

Hello my crafty peeps and happy Friday!

Sorry I haven't posted new projects in awhile as you are aware I am taking a sabbatical from classes but also enjoying some sand and sun in Mexico!

I have been missing looking on Facebook and Pinterest this last week... Lol as well as doing some card projects and sorting out the left over inventory from the craft fair.  I must say though it has been great spending quality time with my hubby and catching up on my reading, I am already into my 4th mystery.

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Dec 1, 2016

Year-End Closeout! Up to 60% off

Hello my crafty friends from sunny Mexico!

Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you! Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. 

• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017 
• All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store.
• Year-end closeout items may be added to all order types: demonstrator, workshop, customer, and online. 
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. 
Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time. 
• High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning 
January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price. 
Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
        • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, 
          after which they will be only available while supplies last. 
        • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last. 
         Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items 
          will be discontinued after January 3. 
         We will provide a list of retiring items in a sort-able Excel file and a PDF. 
          The files will be updated Monday through Friday at 4:00 PM (MT). 
          Other Year-End Closeouts products and applicable discounts can 
          be found in the online store.

To see the list of holiday carryover items, click here.
• No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
• Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
• New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.
• Items and discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.

At this time I would also like to send my thoughts and prayers to those in the southeast region of the United States who are impacted by the wildfires and tornadoes.

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Come Rain or Shine by Sarah Bennett

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