Remember to Create!

Remember to Create!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Ready for New

Are you ready for New?  New Year? New mini catalog?  There is so many great new stamps and products in the new Occasions Mini Catalog that we (Sisters in Stamping) decided to give you a sneak peek at some of our favorite new items.

I used the Sweet Cake stamp set along with the Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper from the Sweet Shop Product Suite in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  This card is what I actually used for my son's birthday invitation.  He wanted cupcakes instead of a cake so I couldn't pass up the chance to use some of my new goodies.


I love using Designer Series paper because it makes picking colors to use really easy.  They always go together perfectly and I don't have to worry.

Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for more peeks.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to You and Yours


Just dropping in quickly to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.  I'm enjoying a low-key day with my family and I hope your day is exactly what you wanted it to be as well.
This is a quick card that I designed using Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio program. 

Merry Christmas!


And we are Done! We Did It! Week 12 Tutorial

And we did it! We have reached the end of the line.  So excited to share the last of the 12 weeks of Christmas tutorials with you. Here is the 12th and final tutorial in our "12 Weeks of Christmas" series of projects for 2011 - two fantastic ornaments. You can make these for yourself or have them on hand to give to others as gifts. Or you can do both, make a set for yourself and make a set for a gift.


You can purchase each week's tutorial individually for $2.95 or buy all 12 of them for only $24.95 (a savings of over $10!!).




To purchase just the tutorial for our Week 12 Ornaments for $2.95 click the "buy now" button below.


12 Weeks of Christmas Week 12





If you want to purchase all "12 Weeks of Christmas" tutorials at a discounted price of $24.95, a savings of over $10, click the "buy now" button below. If you choose to purchase the complete set now, I will email them to you as soon as your PayPal payment is processed. You will receive the complete tutorials with pictures and instructions.



12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete




Week 11 of 12 Weeks of Christmas - An Altered Organizer

We're in the home stretch of our 12 week tutorial series! Here is the tutorial for Week 11, an altered organizer - the perfect size to slip in your purse or leave in your car to keep all your important thoughts, receipts and so much more all in one place.




Debbie designed this organizer with the gorgeous Paisley Petals DSP so that it would be great to use any time of year... making it a great gift-giving idea! When you open it up, you have a pen, notepad and pocket (handy for receipts and other slips of paper that you need to keep). See I told you there was so much more it was for. 


You can purchase each week's tutorial individually for $2.95 or buy all 12 of them for only $24.95 (a savings of over $10!!). If you choose to purchase the complete set now, I will email you the tutorials as they are released.


To purchase the tutorial for our Week 11 Altered Organizer for $2.95 click the "buy now" button below.


12 Weeks of Christmas Week 11




If you want to purchase all "12 Weeks of Christmas" tutorials at a discounted price of $24.95, a savings of over $10, click the "buy now" button below. Each week as we release the projects, you will be emailed a complete tutorial with pictures and instructions.



12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete




Thursday, December 22, 2011

Week 10 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorial

Okay so I'm a bit behind (I do realize that I don't have 2 more weeks before Christmas, even though I wish I did) but here is Week 10 for the 12 weeks of Christmas.  Another tutorial will be coming by the end of today too.


This tutorial is a great Holiday decor piece that will last for many years to come.  It would be a great addition to your Holiday decor.  It is even a wonderful gift to make and give to your family and friends so they can enjoy it for many years as well. 

To purchase the tutorial for our Week 10 Shadow Box Holiday Decor for $2.95 click the "buy now" button below.



12 Weeks of Christmas Week 10




If you want to purchase all "12 Weeks of Christmas" tutorials at a discounted price of $24.95, a savings of over $10, click the "buy now" button below. Each week as we release the projects, you will be emailed a complete tutorial with pictures and instructions.



12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete





Take some time to enjoy the holidays. Don't let the hustle and bustle take over. It's okay if you DON'T get everything done. That's how I'm approaching the Holiday this year.




Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Decor, Stampin' Up! Style

This week at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing some Home Decor Ideas with everyone.  I decided to share the Snowman that was made at one of my classes back in October.  We also made a turkey and a pumpkin.  All three use the decor blocks used in the Idea Book & Catalog.

Just sharing the Snowman today because I thought the other two were, well ya know, out of season. So you can purchase one set of decor blocks (4 to a pack) and make the complete set like we did at the class or you can just make 2 snowmen from it.  Your choice.  Love being able to give you choices.


The big shot was used to give the snowman texture.  We used the Snow Burst embossing folder from the Holiday mini (remember it's available until January 3, 2012).  The mouth, eyes, and buttons used the little flower type punch from the trio pack (I thought it looked more like coal that way).  The nose was just the tip from the pennant punch.  Used the poppy parade ribbon for the hat and the scarf.  I love the way the snowflake felt accent finishes it off nicely.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more home decor ideas.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Rack Updated, Go Check It Out

Stampin' Up! just updated the Clearance rack, you MUST go check it out. There are great deals that you won't want to miss out on.  You can place your order through my online store for any of these items.  Remember all of these items are limited so don't delay becaus eit may be gone when you finally decide.

Look at some of these fabulous items that you can get for a fraction of the original catalog price!!! 

 Big Shot Dies (a whole lot of them, great deals!)
 Designer Series Paper packs
Buttons

 The beautiful Christmas Box Kit
Glitter (My favorite)


Gusseted Envelopes (so fun looking with endless possibilites)

 Punches (lot to choose from and they are all the old style design)


Ribbon, Ribbon, and More Ribbon


Simply Scrappin' Kits (get some for great gifts or to make your own scrapbooking easier)

Did I peak your interest?  Head over to my online store to see all that is available and to place your order today.  Remember if you place a $50 order (prior to shipping and tax) you will earn a block on my 50/50 chart and be entered into the drawing for a $50 Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate from me.

What are you waiting for?????  Hurry!


Great little gift ideas!

Are you looking for some quick and easy gifts to add to a gift basket or have on hand for teachers, colleagues and neighbors? Then you'll love the tutorial for this week! Pick up some fun Christmas earrings, lip balm and giant candy bars and we'll show you how to wrap and present them in a fun way with this step-by-step tutorial, complete with tons of pictures to show you exactly how to recreate them!!




You can purchase each week's tutorial individually for $2.95 or buy all 12 of them for only $24.95 (a savings of over $10!!). If you choose to purchase the complete set now, I will email you the tutorials each week as they are released.

To purchase the tutorial for our Week 9 Quick & Easy Gifts for $2.95 click the "buy now" button below.



12 Weeks of Christmas Week 9





If you want to purchase all "12 Weeks of Christmas" tutorials at a discounted price of $24.95, a savings of over $10, click the "buy now" button below. Each week as we release the projects, you will be emailed a complete tutorial with pictures and instructions.



12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete







Friday, December 9, 2011

A pretty way to give a Gift

Welcome to another great week of stamping and creating at Sisters in Stamping.  This week we are focusing on gift card holders.  We all say they are the perfect gift for those people who are difficult to buy for, right?  Well, now we can give them those awesome gifts in a fabulous holder that will be sure to please them just as much as the gift itself.



I used the Stocking die and the big shot to make my gift card holder. I used very vanilla cardstock to cut two of each piece from the die.  On the front of the stocking I embossed using the Northern Flurry folder. For the cuff, toe, and heel of the stocking I used the Snow burst folder to carry over the snowflake theme.  I used some dazzling diamonds on the large snowflake on the stocking for some added pizzazz.  To finish it off I made a bow using baja breeze and very vanilla seam binding and marina mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon.  The bow is secured using an Antique brad. 

I used the tombo multi purpose adhesive (aka green glue) to glue the stocking together (don't put glue on the top) and it was used to glue the pieces on too.  I used a dimensional on the back of the brad to attach the bow to the stocking.

Be sure to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for even more great gift card holder ideas.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Updated December Classes

**Stampin’ Classes**


Gather your friends for a night of fun while you earn free stamps and supplies. These would include ideas for cards, invites, favors, decorations, etc. Book your Sale-a-bration Workshop now. There are some really great new items that you and your guests can get for FREE with any $50 order prior to shipping and tax. Plus the new Occasions Mini Catalog debuts on January 4th and it is jammed packed with many, many great new stamps and products.


December Special Buy:

This is available December 1 through December 15. This sale is only available through Rachel Yurkanin, Independent Demonstrator and is not a Stampin' Up! promotion.

Snail Adhesive - Buy 12 snail adhesive refills for $45. (That's a savings of over 30% off regular cost of $62.96). Must buy 12 refills to get the sale price. You can buy more than the 12 and still get the dicounted price. Each additional refill over 12 would be $3.75 each.


December 2011 Classes

(December Classes are different than the usual monthly classes offered due to the hustle and bustle of the holidays and small amount of time available. Punch class and big shot will be back in January)

Classes are held at my home unless otherwise noted.

Holiday Shopping & Craft Show – Swiftwater Elementary School Thursday, December 8, 2011, Mt. Pocono 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come visit me at the craft show. I will have some hand-stamped, hand-crafted items for sale. Tell your friends about it too.

Christmas Gift Giving Class: Saturday, December 10, 2011 2:00 PM

• Come and make 4 different small gifts for that you can give this holiday season. The gifts will be great for coworkers, neighbors, friends and family that you want to give a little something to but don't want to spend a lot of money on.
Some of the gift items are:
* a long, skinny notepad magnet for the fridge. The top will be decorated.
* Christmas fudge (which is really just a wrapped giant chocolate bar)
* a mason jar with the top decorated with Designer paper and a poofy flower on top with ribbon around the band filled with some candy.
The last one will be a surprise.
*• Cost: $20.00 This fee includes all supplies to complete the projects. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
• Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2011


Christmas/Winter Stamp-A-Stash: Thursday, December 15, 2011 – 6:30 PM

• Make 12 cards: 3 designs, 4 of each design. Great way to build your card collection so you won’t be caught without a card for the next special occasion.
• Cost: $20.00 – Includes all supplies to complete the cards and envelopes. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
• Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Catch up Part 2

Part 2 of playing catch up. But I thank God that I am now all caught up and not behind.  Thanks for understanding and bearing with me.  I really appreciate it.




You can purchase each tutorial individually for $2.95 or buy all 12 of them for only $24.95. If you choose to purchase the complete set now, I will email you the tutorials each week as they are released. Our tutorials give you complete directions along with measurements and tons of photos to help you re-create the project with ease.


To purchase the tutorial for our Week 6 Gift Tag Pouch for $2.95 click the "buy now" button below.



12 Weeks of Christmas Week 7




To purchase the complete set of 12 tutorials for $24.95 click the "buy now" button below.



12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete





Saturday, December 3, 2011

Playing Catch Up Part 1

I just realized that I didn't post week 6 and week 7 of the 12 weeks of Christmas tutorials. I sent them out to the people that bought the complete set of tutorials but didn't post here. They are really nice projects so I better do it now before you miss out on them.

Obviously life has gotten in the way but it is back on track (just the normal hustle and bustle of the holidays now).  Guess that happens to all of us from time to time, right?

I will post week 6 today and then come back tomorrow for week 7.


This week is a set of gift tags and a great holder to store them in. We can always use more gift tags to put on those great gifts we are buying for our loved ones this time of year.

You can purchase each tutorial individually for $2.95 or buy all 12 of them for only $24.95. If you choose to purchase the complete set now, I will email you the tutorials each week as they are released. Our tutorials give you complete directions along with measurements and tons of photos to help you re-create the project with ease.



To purchase the tutorial for our Week 6 Gift Tag Pouch for $2.95 click the "buy now" button below.



12 Weeks of Christmas Week 6




To purchase the complete set of 12 tutorials for $24.95 click the "buy now" button below.



12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete





Friday, December 2, 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 8

It's the 8th week of Christmas and what do we have for you today?  We have the complete tutorials to make a 6x6 scrapbook with 20 pages using the Simply Scrappin kit from the Holiday Mini catalog.  It is such a great project to make to keep for yourself or to give away as a gift.  And actually you can make 2 albums from one Simply Scrappin' kit so why don't you do both.

This is a teaser I know but you will love the tutorial because you can make the whole album (20 pages included) in about 2 hours. 

You can purchase this individual tutorial for $2.95 by clicking on the BUY NOW button below


12 Weeks of Christmas Week 8


You can purchase all 12 of the 12 weeks of Christmas tutorials for $24.95 by clicking on the BUY NOW button below.



12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete