Monday, November 30, 2009

Today's the Final Day for Many Great Deals!

Don't forget that today is the final day for these great deals from Stampin' Up! Read on to see what I mean. There are savings up to 50% off. Savings you won't want to miss. It's going to be a long post but be sure to read all about it.

The Holiday Extravaganza Sale Ends TODAY!

You can view and order all of these specially priced items at my online store – just Click Here! Then click "Shop Now" in the Upper Right Hand Corner. Then, click "Online Extravaganza" and you can start viewing all of these low priced items there! And don't forget about the items that are still on the Clearance Rack while you're there! All online orders need to be place through my personal website, not the Stampin' Up! site.

If you're not comfortable with online ordering, please feel free to contact me at 570-689-5371 or email me at to let me know what you want and I will place the order for you!

These savings are only available through today, November 30th, and the Ultimate Stamper Starter Bundle is only available while supplies last, so be sure to act quickly!

Here's a listing for you of all of the sale items, make note of the special item codes for the discount pricing!

Item Description Regular Price Discounted Price
120280 Framed with Love Bundle $43.90 $21.95
Framed with Love stamp set
Full Heart punch

120281 Thank You Kindly Bundle $29.90 $14.95
Thank You Kindly stamp set
Scallop Edge punch

120282 Animal Crackers Bundle $25.00 $12.95
Animal Crackers stamp set
Star Designer brads

120283 Corduroy Button Bundle $49.75 $24.88
Kraft Corduroy buttons
Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

120284 Game Night Bundle $40.90 $20.45
Card Games stamp set
Game Night stamp set

120285 Four Square Bundle $30.90 $15.45
Four Square stamp set
Scallop Square punch

120286 Heart to Heart Bundle $49.85 $24.93
Love You Much stamp set
Heart to Heart punch
Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

120287 Chipboard Letter Bundle $25.90 $12.95
On Board Timeless Type
On Board Loads of Letters

120288 Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle $17.90 $10.74
Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

120289 Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle* $127.70 $76.62
Best Wishes & More stamp set
Eight Great Greetings stamp set
On a Pedestal stamp set
Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Flower Designer brads

120290 Build-A-Brad Bundle $40.85 $25.41
Calendar Alphabet stamp set
Pewter Build-A-Brad
Antique Brass Build-A-Brad

120291 Enjoy Every Moment Bundle $43.85 $26.31
Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
Circle Designer brads
Flower Designer brads

120292 Cheep Talk Bundle $42.85 $25.71
Cheep Talk stamp set
Note cards
Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons

120293 Sock Monkey Bundle $58.85 $35.31
Sock Monkey stamp set
Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

120294 Alphabet Bundle $87.90 $52.74
Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
Lovely Letters stamp set

120295 Simply Said Bundle $52.85 $31.71
Simply Said stamp set
Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Full Heart punch

120296 On Board Bundle $42.85 $25.71
On Board So Tweet
On Board Batch of Blooms
On Board Essentials

120927 Christmas Décor Bundle #1 $74.85 $44.91
Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

120298 Christmas Décor Bundle #2 $74.85 $44.91
Holly Beary Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

120299 Christmas Décor Bundle #3 $74.85 $44.91
Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

120300 For All You Do Bundle $36.90 $25.83
For All You Do stamp set
5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120301 Striped Ribbon Bundle $47.75 $33.41
Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

120302 Bling Bundle $43.80 $30.66
Sticky Pages
Sticky Cuts Sweet
Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter

120303 Fresh-Cut Bundle $37.85 $26.50
Fresh Cuts stamp set
Fresh-Cut Notes
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120304 Pendant Note Bundle $39.85 $27.90
Pendant Park stamp set
Pendant notes
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120305 Sporting Bundle #1 $67.90 $47.54
Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements

120306 Sporting Bundle #2 $67.90 $47.54
Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements

120307 Sporting Bundle #3 $67.90 $47.54
Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
Black Just Sports Décor Elements

114864 Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97

114863 Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97

112534 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads $7.95 $5.57

112533 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads $6.95 $4.87

112081 Scallop Square punch $15.95 $11.17

113693 Full Heart punch $15.95 $11.17

113694 Heart to Heart punch $15.95 $11.17

112091 Scallop Edge punch $15.95 $11.17

112571 Circle Designer brads $5.95 $4.17

112579 Flower Designer brads $5.95 $4.17

112572 Star Designer brads $5.95 $4.17

114785 Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97

114786 Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements $69.95 $48.97

114791 Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97

114792 Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements $64.95 $45.47

*This bundle is only available while supplies last.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Black Friday to all of you. Don't forget there's some great specials on my website for some awesome presents up to 50% off.

This week over at Sisters in Stamping we were to use a Simply Scrappin' Kit. So I decided this explosion photo box was the perfect thing to show you. It is completely made from half of a Simply Scrappin' Kit. So from one kit you can make 2 boxes. One for a gift and one for you to keep.

The above photo is of the box closed. So imagine the recipient's surprise when they open it and they see all the pictures waiting for them.

This is the box with the lid off. See the three layers of boxes inside of it. There is room for at least 20 pictures. These make great gifts for teachers, grandparents, friends, aunts, uncles, or anyone else you want to give a unique gift to.

I've done this class a few times and people love it every time. I will be offering this class again after the new year so be watching my class schedule for all the specifics.

Remember to stop over at the Sisters blog to see what the other sisters created this week.

The great sale ends Monday so be sure to place your order today. Why would you want to miss out on products up to 50% off? I know I'll be placing my own order.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fabulous Friday Candy

I don't understand how it could be Friday again. Time is simply slipping away from me. Hopefully in a few weeks, I will have some more of it. My student teaching is going well but it is coming to a quick close. After Thanksgiving break, I will only have 9 more days in the classroom. Although, I'm really looking forward to the break and need the time to prepare for Jonah's birthday and Christmas I'm really going to miss being there with all the students. Sometimes they drive me crazy but I really do love them. Crazy isn't it? I want my cake and eat it too.

Anyway, it is time for another Fabulous Friday posting over at Sisters in Stamping and this week we were to use the stamp set Sweet Season which we all received at convention this past August. I must admit I felt challenged to use it at first but I love what I came up with. What do you think?

I covered a large candy bar with the Merry Moments designer series paper. I then tied the whole bar up with Mistletoe Ribbon originals found in the Holiday mini catalog (available until January 4). I stamped the saying from Sweet Season in Chocolate chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. I also "aged" the paper using the Creamy Caramel pad directly on the cardstock. Attached it to a real red piece of cardstock and added it to the candy bar with what else but my favorite thing, some dimensionals.

I decided it was too blah at this point and wanted to add a gingerbread but Stampin' Up! doesn't currently have one. Uh-oh, what was I going to do? Look below to see what I came up with.

I used the flower and the matching outline stamp and the little circles stamp from the stamp set It's a Beautiful Thing to make my gingerbread. I attached the gingerbread to the candy bar using dimensionals but this time I doubled up on them. I must admit, I'm pretty happy with my final result.
Have a Fabulous Friday and a Wonderful Weekend!
Remember to see what the other sisters have created by visiting our blog HERE

Friday, November 13, 2009

Where does the time go?

Can't believe it's Friday again. Where does the time go? It seems like I just wake up and it's time to go to bed again. Non-stop. It sure is making me tired though.

This week's Fabulous Friday challenge was to use the tree trimmings set.
Be sure to check out the other sisters creation using this set over at Sisters In Stamping.

I decided to stamp on tiles that you find in any home improvement store. They are inexpensive and make great gifts for the Holidays. In order to stamp on coasters you will need Stampin' Up!'s Craft Ink pads. I used Basic Black, So Saffron, Rose Red, Night of Navy and Always Artichoke on these tiles.

I used the En Francais background stamp first and stamped it in So Saffron on the tile. It makes a nice background for tiles, in my humble opinion anyway. After stamping them I baked the tiles on an old cookie sheet for 15 minutes on 300 degrees. Let them cool off before preceding on to anything else.

After they were cool, I then stamped the string in Basic Black. I stamped each of the three ornaments in the set in separate colors while attaching it to the string already attached. After this step, you will need to bake again (same as above).

Once they are baked and cooled off, place furniture coasters (those little felt circles) on the bottom of each one. You can even spray an acrylic sealer (matte or glossy) on the coasters to be sure nothing damages them. Make a set of 4, tie them up with any of Stampin' Up!'s awesome ribbons and you have a great gift for anyone on your list.
Have a Fabulous Friday and a Wonderful Weekend.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Best UPS man ever.

We all love our Men in Brown because they always bring us all our Stampin' Up! goodies. But this man in brown is the light of my life.

Isn't he just adorable. We got a catalog in the mail for Halloween costumes. I went through it while sitting on the couch with my husband. When I saw this I said, "Don, look at this." He told me, "Don't you dare do that to him." Well about a half hour later Jonah comes in and picks up the catalog. Browses through and STOPS on the page with the UPS costume. He said, "Mommy, that's what I want to be for Halloween." Don just looked at me and said, "You have hime brainwashed."
So lo and behold, Jonah was a UPS man that delivered Stampin' Up! boxes for Halloween. I loved it. Honestly so did everyone else and Daddy even warmed up to it. I would say about 80% of the houses we went to commented on the UPS man and we had 8 kids in our group.
Jonah even had me cut a hole in the side of the box so his candy could be put inside when he got it.
So, isn't this man in brown the best one yet?? (I'm not biased in anyway.)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fabulous Friday Again.

It's Friday again. The weeks are just flying by. Before you know it, Christmas will be here. This week over at the Sisters in Stamping Blog we were challenged to use the Serene Snowflake set. It has quickly become one of my favorite sets.

I used some of my favorite colors for snowflake cards, almost amethyst, lavendar lace, and bashful blue. I stamped the white cardstock and then cut it into panels. Layered those panels on bashful blue or almost amethyst cardstock and layered those onto lavendar lace cardstock. I stamped the second largest snowflake from the set in lavendar lace on a square piece of cardstock to make it diamond shaped. Added a rhinestone brad for some bling and then layered that onto some cardstock and of course I attached it to my card using my favorite things: dimensionals.
Remember to check out the blog (link is above) for other ideas using this set.

Have a great day.