Sunday, December 23, 2012

snow festival boxes, bags, and tags!

Oh my! Are there really only 2 days until Christmas?! I thought I'd better get this posted BEFORE Christmas, so in short and sweet fashion the following pictures are from my "Snow Festival" Boxes, Bags & Tags class I held a couple of weeks ago. It was such a fun and festive time shared with some great crafting friends!
{just a peek into my house...there are more tables around the corner}

 {check-in table with door prizes!}

All set up and ready for some eager crafters...

Guests having fun...

The goodies each of the guests created...

Each of the guests took home whatever was left of the Snow Festival DSP and 10 tags that they were able to stamp on with various sentiments if they wanted to.

Feel free to leave a comment if you have a question...
I'm happy to answer!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Friday, December 14, 2012

clearance rack blitz!

Nearly 300 items have just been added to the Clearance Rack -- some products up to 80% off! And for the first time ever STAMPS have been included at up to 40% off! This is not something you can wait on...all the good stuff will go super FAST!!

single markers
stamp sets
ink pads
....and much, much more!!

{available only while supplies last}

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Holiday Hop 2012

What an honor it is for me to be a part of the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Holiday Blog Hop! If this is your first time on the hop, or you are new to my blog I am so glad you're here...welcome to my little corner of craftiness! It's possible you hopped on over from Justin's blog. Isn't he a crafting genius?! I just love his little painter's tray creation and the coordinating card using Festival Prints is such a fun design! Make sure to go visit if you haven't yet!

This month's theme was to create something Christmas or Holiday related and I chose to do snowflakes! I know...snowflakes aren't 'technically' Christmas (especially if you live somewhere hot!), but I just can't help but wish for a white Christmas this year! The card is one I created for my Big Shot Club. We had made a different petal cone box, but I wanted to do a makeover and create one that coordinates with the card (I'll show my other sample later).

This petal cone die take out box (check out this great video tutorial by Dawn Olchefske) and coordinating card is the perfect ensemble for a fun holiday gift. Fill it with Hershey's Kisses and you can wish the recipient a Merry KISSmas!

{choose your own Christmas greeting and stamp on the inside}
{a look from above...wrap the ribbon all the way around the box and finish with a bow}
{it can easily slip on and off - no ruining the pretty bow!}
{fill with a fun little treat}

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: More Merry Messages (inside of card)
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Rhinestone Accents, Dimensionals
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch
Petal Cone Takeout Box Recipe
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Silver Glimmer Paper, Snow Festival DSP
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Rhinestone Accents, White Organza Ribbon, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Snow Flurry Die, 3/4" Circle Punch

OK, next stop is to head on over to Jennifer's blog at NW Stamper and see what she has come up with! I love that we both live in the Northwest...although she is in Washington and I'm in Oregon us rainy NW girls have to stick together!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  9. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  10. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge
  11. Justin K of JK Cards
  12. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  13. Jennifer B of NW Stamper

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

coming soon -- Holiday Hop 2012!

I have the pleasure and joy of being a part of the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Holiday Hop this year! Check back Thursday morning for a list of all of the great holiday projects we will have to share with you! You won't want to miss it!

Friday, November 30, 2012

snow festival boxes, bags, tags, & more!

I am so excited to be offering my upcoming class...

"Snow Festival"
Boxes, Bags, Tags, & More!!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Friday, December 7th
7:00-10:00 PM
Cost: $15

Class includes all that you see in the picture...and more!
You will be decorating and creating:
1 Clear Pail
2 Kraft Boxes
2 Mini Paper Sacks
1 Hershey's Nugget Gift
12 Gift Tags
...and MORE!

Also included in the class fee:
6 double-sided sheets 12x12 Snow Festival Designer Series Paper 
(leftover pieces from what is not used in the class)
10 Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags...stamp a greeting at the class and it's ready to attach to a gift!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *This class is PERFECT for anyone wanting to make handmade packaging and tags, but not wanting to pull out all of the supplies or think about the process. I'll do all of the creative thinking and prepping for you, and you just come and ENJOY the handmade holiday fun!
*There will be peppermint ice cream and other sweets of the season to enjoy!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

And, just look at the new bundles Stampin' Up! came up with which is available now through January 2nd. What a perfect way to make gift giving even easier!

$13.50 ($16.85 value)
Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags, 3"x5"x1-1/2")
Handmade Holiday Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Ribbon Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

$13.50 ($16.85 value)
Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags, 5"x3"x11-1/2")
Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags, 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Order yours in my ONLINE STORE and make treat giving super easy this year!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

last day to save!

Today is the LAST DAY of this year's Online Extravaganza!!

Don't forget to visit my ONLINE STORE to take advantage of some great prices...many up to 50% off!


...with the last day there are three hot products available at a special price for only 24 hours -
Wednesday, November 28th only!

Clear Block Bundle - 118491
Regular Price - $66.95

Clear Block Storage Caddy - 120279
Regular Price - $16.95

Stack & Store Caddy - 109127
Regular Price - $34.95
Click HERE to shop online now!

Monday, November 26, 2012

wedding day

A couple of Saturdays ago I had the pleasure of attending a BEAUTIFUL wedding for one of the gals in my stamp club (and two other stamp club members were her bridesmaids!). I knew that her colors were going to be purple (my favorite!) because we had been discussing ideas for some of the special touches she wanted to add to the reception tables. So, I decided that I would create her and her new hubby a special card matching her wedding close as I could get with Stampin' Up! colors, of course.

 {up close of the vellum butterfly}

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: retired greeting from a hostess stamp set (can't remember which set!)
Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Vellum
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Pearl Accents, Dimensionals, White Organza Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 3" Circle Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die

Monday, November 19, 2012

the gift of sparkling cider

Need a last minute gift for the hostess of your Thanksgiving Day?

Or maybe you want to bring just a little something to your child's teacher to say "I am thankful for you."

Martinelli's Sparkling Cider is always a yummy beverage and a great gift option other than candy or baked goods.

 Supplies Used:
 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Autumn Accents Die
Lucky Limeade & More Mustard Cardstock
Champagne Glimmer Paper
Word Window Punch
Retired product: "Grateful" greeting & Chocolate Chip satin ribbon 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Extravaganza starts today!

Today is the day!!

Head on over to my ONLINE STORE and be sure to take advantage of the Monday Doorbusters and all of the other amazing savings! Click here for a PDF list of products on sale or visit my online store and start shopping!

Monday, November 19th ONLY

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586)
Regular Price - $11.95 
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
Regular Price - $99.95
Big Shot Doctor's Bag (113474)
Regular Price - $69.95

frosty friends - freshly made sketches #61

Card Club is this coming Tuesday and then we will be taking a break for December. I used the Freshly Made Sketches to help design one of the three cards we will be making...

Of course I had to add some Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the snow!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Frosty Friends, More Merry Messages
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Snow Festival DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Raspberry Ripple, Baja Breeze (sponging on edges of white), markers - Raspberry Ripple, Baja Breeze, Gumball Green
Accessories: 1/2" Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Accents, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (used with 2-way Glue Pen), Sponges

Tools: Corner Rounder Punch

Saturday, November 17, 2012

downline swap cards - 2012 holiday catalog

At the beginning of November, we had a downline meeting and each of us brought a swap card to share with one another. We decided it would be fun if we brought a Christmas card made using products from the 2012 Holiday Catalog.

{My Swap Card}
*originally posted HERE*

{swap card created by Tami Gaumer}

{swap card created by Jen Nyburg}

{swap card created by Terri Takashige}

{This last card was our make n take for the meeting...
created by Andrea Botten}

// ADDED BY RYAN ON 1-3-14 // END ADDED BY RYAN 1-4-14