Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gift Wrap Made Easy

The sun is shining today which means I was able to get pictures taken of my newest project. I made a quick and easy gift bag out of the Deck the Halls Designer Series Fabric that is on sale until the end of today for only $3.98. That is 60% off the regular price. Also included is the Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric for the same price. The Sweet Stitches and Springtime Vintage Designer Fabrics are 50% off.

To make the bag I simply cut a rectangle that would go around my item to be wrapped. In this case it is a bottle but it could be anything (bread, cookies, or even numchucks that my 13 year old want to put in the bag) If you want to decorate the front I would recommend doing so before you sew your bag across the bottom and sides or you could add it later but it is more challenging. Ask me how I know? For the front of the back I used the Perfect Pennants Die to cut out the tree. There are three different sizes of triangles on the die so you can make several sizes of trees. I used the largest one. I added Chantilly Crochet Trim to the tree and a Chocolate Chip Scallop Ribbon tree trunk and stitched it to a off white piece of fabric. I added a More Mustard Button from the Regals Designer Buttons to the top of my tree. I then stitched the piece to my Cherry Cobbler fabric before adding the Cherry Cobbler Satin ribbon that was stitched by hand to cover the edges. Now to finish the bag fold your fabric in half with right sides together and stitch along the bottom and side. I then folded the top edge down and stitched it in place to give it a clean finished edge. For this bag I tied it shut with more Chantilly Crochet Trim but you can use any ribbon you like.

As an after thought I could have used the Cherry Cobbler Scallop Ribbon to edge the front. It is one of the four ribbons included in the 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon Bundle along with Basic Black, Chocolate chip and Old Olive for only $22.26 which is 30% off. I will place another order tonight for anyone still wishing to order from the Online Extravaganza all you need to do it call or email me before 11pm. Thanks and have a great day! Tonya

Last day!

Good morning, I will be back later today but for now I wanted to remind you that today is the last day to take advantage of the great Online Extravaganza. There are so many items on sale including the very popular Glitter Brad Bundle. Don't forget about the Designer Series Fabric that is also included in the sale items. I am off to start my day, I hope you have a great one and be sure and check back later for a new sewing project. Thanks, Tonya

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gently Falling Cards

Good evening, I have been busy today with a new project but didn't get a chance to take a picture before I lost the light of the day. About a month ago I was asked to make cards for a local church that was having a Women's Retreat. They wanted something to give to each person that attended and thought a bundle of cards would be nice. This is the design I made for them. It is pretty simple which is good as I made 300 of them. The card base is Very Vanilla and I used My Digital Studio to print the Bible Verse on each card. Then I used the Simple Scored to add a couple of score lines right before the Verse. The Stamp Set is Gently Falling and I used More Mustard and Cajun Craze and rock and rolled each leaf before adding the outline stamp in Early Espresso. I did use the Stamp-a-ma-jig just to get it lined up just right. To finish off the card I used the Spritz tool and the Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Marker to spritz each card front. I also made matching envelopes for each card. If you need cards made but don't have time just give me a call and I will be happy to help you out. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you came back tomorrow to see my next project. Tonya

Clean and Simple Birthday Card

Hello again! I have my kids off to school and will be going for a run soon but I wanted to share this card with you that I finished over the weekend. The layout is one that I saw on Shelli's blog and just haven't taken the time to make. The card uses the Easy Events Stamp Set and Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper. The other supplies are Baja Breeze Card Stock and Stamp Pad, Early Espresso Card Stock, Blusing Bride Card Stock and Stamp Pad, Basic Gray Classic Stamp Pad, Whisper White Card Stock, Blender Pen, Scallop Trim Border Punch and the 1 3/8" Square Punch which was used to cut the bottom of the DSP piece. I may go back and add some Dazzling Diamonds to the cupcake but will wait until I decide who to send it too. Some people don't enjoy glitter as much as I do. ;) Don't forget that time is running out to take advantage of the Online Extravaganza. If you would still like to place an order please give me a call or email me before the sale ends. There are a lot of great items on sale and I hope to be back with a new project that showcases one of them later today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Tonya

Digital Downloads for November 29th

Good morning, I had planned to post yesterday but the day got away from me so look for two post today not including this one. I will post a new project in just a bit after I take my boys to school, but first I wanted to let you know about the new Digital Downloads that are available starting today. To see them you can head over here. Remember if you want to give My Digital Studio items, such as calendars, cards or scrapbooks for Christmas you need to place your order by December 6 to insure deliver by Christmas. I am off to school but be sure and check back later today for projects. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Greeting Card Kids Ornament

Hello and Good evening, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you to all of you that stopped by for the All Things Stampin'Up! Blog Hop. It was great to hear from so many of you. Today I want to share with you an ornament that I made with a Window Sheet, Jet Black Stazon and the Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set. I used some other supplies but I will get to those in a bit. First Stamp your image with the Jet Black Stazon onto the Window Sheet. I then flipped the image over and colored it with Permanent Markers. Our Stampin' Write Markers don't work for this process as they don't dry on the Window Sheet. Then I punched out the image with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and added a thin layer of Crystal Effect on the side that I had stamped the image on. Note this will reverse the image from the orginal so if using a image with words then add the Crystal Effect on the side with the Permanent Marker. I don't add the Crystal Effects to the marker side just because the marker can some time bleed into the Crystal Effects and cause a halo of color around the image. After adding the Crystal Effects I poured Dazzling Diamonds of the still wet Crystal Effects to give the image a glittery snowy appearance. Let the ornament dry overnight. I used the 1/16" Handheld Punch to add a hole into the top and thread a piece of thin rope or twine through. I then rolled the Window Sheet and pushed it through the opening of the glass ornament holding onto the twine at the top of the ornament. I secured the ends on the outside of the ornament to keep the image upright and then added the top back onto the ornament so it could be added to the tree. Your ornament can be personalized with a name or date. I hope you enjoyed this ornament. Let me know if you have any questions or would like more info. Thanks for stopping by tonight and I will have a new post for tomorrow. Tonya

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you get to spend your day with Family and Friends enjoying time together. Part of my family is off to run shortly in the Annual Turker Trot that our YMCA hosts every year, then we will have dinner with family and most likely eat way to much. :) Thank you for being such wonderful customers and friends and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

All Things Stampin'UP! Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the first All Things Stampin'Up! Blog Hop. This month we are focusing on Thanksgiving. Be sure and check out all the other ladies that are participating in the Blog Hop and remember to check back next month when we are going to be featuring Christmas. Now for my projects:

The first one is a cute little treat container that you can use as a place setting for your Thanksgiving table or that you can simple give out to everyone that attends your dinner. I used the Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die which is currently 20% off on the Online Extravaganze Sale. Other supplies are: Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, More Mustard Card Stock, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Soft Suede Card Stock, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad (for Sponging), More Mustard Classic Ink Pad, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Leaves #2 Orginals Die and Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

My second project using a technique I haven't played with in a while which is Faux Mother of Pearl. I have added a second picture below without the flash just so you can see it a little better. Supplies include: Crumb Cake Card Stock, Cajun Craze Card Stock, Glossy White Card Stock, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Versamark, Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad, Cajun Craze Classic Ink Pad, More Mustard Classic Ink Pad, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Blender Pen, Hand-Penned Stamp Set, and Gently Falling Stamp Set.
I hope you enjoy the blog hop and if you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you. There are 12 stops on the Blog Hop so please take a moment to visit them all. Next on your stop if Chelsea Malouf. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

Today is the start of the Online Extravaganza but the you don't have to order online to take advantage of the great deals. I will be placing an order tonight at 11pm so if you would like to order an of the specials just contact me today. There are two items that are only on sale today and are 20% Off – November 21 Only! 122334 Simply Scored™ was $29.95 for today only is $23.96 and 125152 Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps was $16.95 for today only is $13.56. I have both of these items so if you have any questions please let me know.

The other items are on sale until November 30, they include fabric, Candy Wrapper Die for the Big Shot, Scallop Dots Ribbon Bundle, Stamp Sets and so much more. To see a complete list and to start shopping you can check out my Website. I will also try and get a complete list posted here later today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Friday, November 18, 2011

Online Extravaganza

I have exciting news to share today with all of you! Stampin'Up! is once again having it's annual Online Extravagana sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, it will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
While this promotion is perfect for online orders during an especially busy time of year, sale prices will be available on all order types.
To order you can log in to my online store Tonya's Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!
In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])-so make sure you don't miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!
I will send out an email with all the sale details on Monday as soon they the items are announced. I am looking forward to stocking up on fabric as I have an idea in mind that not only uses fabric but also I new item from the upcoming Occasions Mini. :)
Thanks for stopping by and I will try very hard to stamp today if not I am going to stamp over the weekend. This week has just been crazy with so many kids activities. Have a great Friday! Tonya

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gift Card Holder

Good morning, sorry for not getting back to you yesterday. I had 300 cards to finish up for this weekend and I decided to just get busy and get them all done. I am happy to have them finished and even happier with the

way they turned out. I will show them to you at a later date as they are an order for a Women's Group and I want them to give them out first. Today I want to share with you a stocking we did at club last week. It is very similar to the one I showed you last week except when you look inside there is a place of a Gift Card. It was easy to make just by adding another Stocking inside and using the Word Window Punch to make the slot for the gift card to slide into. The most important part is to add you sticky strip to the back with the gift card in place as a guide to show you were to put and not put the sticky strip. This stocking has a gift tag on the front so you can hang it on your tree and everyone will know just who it is for. The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Old Olive. Such a great traditional color combo and the Designer Series Paper is Letters to Santa. Please let me know if you want to order the supplies for this project. They can be ordered online or by contacting me and I will help you place your order.

Well, I have a big to do list today and grocery shopping is one of those activities so I had better run. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Digital Info for November 15

Good morning, what a beautiful day with the sun shining. It is a bit cold right now but it is supposed to warm up! I wanted to give you a few Digital updates for the day and then I will be back later with a post of you. First there are new Digital Downloads available today. To take a look at them simply head over here and see what Stampin'Up! has to offer today. Next if you are planning on giving MDS gifts this year and are going to use the professional printing from Stampin'UP! then you will need to place your order by December 7th to insure delivery by Christmas. There are so many great options for gifts like calendars, journals, and scrapbooks just to name a few that it really does make Christmas gift giving easy.

Finally don't forget that those of you that host in the next two months can choice to order the Season of Favor Digtal CD as one of your hostess items. I have added a picture so you can see just what a fun and useful CD this is. Call me if you would like more information about My Digital Studio and as always thanks for stoppingn by, Tonya

Friday, November 11, 2011

Felt Stocking

Good morning I am posting early today as it is a busy day with a few trips into town and club again tonight. :) Wednesday when Hannah and Nancy were here for club we were talking about using the Stocking Die on Fabric and Nancy mentioned felt which I had planned to do but had just got busy and forgot about so I decided yesterday was a great day to do it and let me tell you this was a a quick project. It took no time at all to cut the pieces out with the Big Shot, the Holiday Stocking Die and the Stocking Accents. I hand stitched it with a Blanket Stitch using Baker's Twine in no time at all. I added the holly and berries with Crystal Effects and then added the new Dazzling Details to give it a little shimmer and bling. It wasn't quite dry when I took the picture but I think you can see the shimmer to it. The stocking is a great size to add a candy cane, gift card, jewelry or other small item you want to give as a gift. I will add a loop to hanging once the glue dries. They are so quick to cut out and make that you could easily make a bunch while watching tv or like I did while waiting on my kids to finish up practice or get out of school.

Also don't forget today is the last day to sign up to become a demonstrator and get the Big Shot for free or if you all ready have the Big Shot then you can get $100 worth of other Stampin'Up! merchandise for free. Call me if you are interested and this is also available to prior demonstrators so if you want to sign up again you can.

Thanks for stopping by today, I had better go and run so I can get ready for my day. Have a great one, Tonya

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cookie Stamps

Hello and good evening, I have a little different post for you tonight in that food is involved, cookies to be exact. Stampin'Up! now has Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps. The set includes a wooden handle and three silicone stamps to press into your cookie dough and recipes. I decided to give them a try this week for Stamp Club and thought I would share the results with you. The first two pictures are the cookies prior to baking. On the first picture you can see the handle and blue silicone which is the snowflake. The other images are the heart and a jack-o-latern. I didn't try either recipe but did use our favorite shortbread recipe and I am happy with the results and they were a hit at both club and with my kids. I will say that these are big cookies, much bigger than I traditionally make but as long as you only have one or maybe two it should be good. I think the next time I will let me kids in on the fun and let them stamp the dough too! I can't have all the fun right. If you are interested in a set let me know and I can help you place your order or you can order online. These would make a great gift for that nonstamping person on your list. Thanks for stopping by tonight and I will be back tomorrow
with a new post for you . See you then, Tonya

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Technique Time again!

Wow it has been a while since I have used today's technique and this one uses a new twist on it. The technique is Faux Silk and traditionally you would use tissue paper to stamp on then layer it on a base but while blog surfing I found that Lyssa over on Song of My Heart Stampers did this technique using coffee filters. One thing I really like about the coffee filters is that they are a little sturdier and tend to allow for a little rougher treatment just in case you don't get the filter lined up on your base just the way you want to. :)

The supplies are pretty basic I used two stamp sets, Serene Snowflakes and Perfect Punches, three ink colors: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy. I also used Not Quite Navy Card Stock and Tafetta Ribbon as well as Whisper White and Bashful Blue Card Stock. For the sentiment I used the 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch and the Scallop Circle Punch which is paper pierced on each scallop. This card would be easy to make a bunch of in a short amount of time so if you haven't started your Chistmas Cards yet then be sure and contact me to place your order for supplies. I will be back tomorrow with a new post that will show you are new Cookie Press Stamps. I had so much fun trying them out and look forward to using them again. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Digital Downloads for Novemeber 8

Good evening, I wanted to let you know that there are new Digital Downloads available today. If you would like to see them you can take a look here. Hopefully we will see some sunshine tomorrow so I can take pictures of the new projects that I have completed. With all the rain it is hard to get good pictures. Tomorrow night is Stamp Club and I am looking forward to stamping with everyone. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Friday, November 4, 2011

Stocking Card

Good evening, what a fun week it has been. With Halloween and a Christmas card class in the same week how can it not be fun. On Wednesday I held a Christmas card Class and for an extra project I made each of the ladies that attended one of these Stocking Cards. It was so fun to make with the Stocking Die and a little Designer Series Paper. The Merry Christmas is from the Four the Holiday's Stamp Set and I accented it with a Snowflake punched out with the SnowFlake Punch with a Mini Jingle Bell in the center. The new embossing folder adds just the right amount of texture to the stocking and other than a small part of the heal and toe it covers the front of the card. I will do a picture tutorial next week when there is more light so you can see how the actual card is made.
I am off to do some more stamping. I have 300 cards to make and need to get some more done tonight. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Digital Downloads

Hello, since it is Tuesday there are once again new Digital Downloads available for My Digital Studio. To view them you can click here. If you have any questions about My Digital Studio or how to purchase the Digital Downloads please let me know as I am always happy to help. Also watch this weekend for new Free Digital Downloads. I will have a new project to share soon, just need to get some pictures taken. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

It's Good to be a Hostess

Good morning, November is here and while life tends to get busy now until after the first of the year. It is always nice to slow down and spend time with friends and family and a Stampin'Up! workshop is a great way to do that. Stampin'Up! has made it even better from now until December 15th by increasing the hostess benefits. Instead of just the usual $50 worth of free merchandise you receive for a $350 workshop you can now receive an additional $35. This is true for all orders over $350 whether they are workshop orders, customers orders or hostess orders (online orders do not apply) so contact me today while I still have dates available to set up a workshop for you and your friends. We can do fun Christmas projects such as cards, tags, or even gifts for your Christmas list. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya