Monday, October 29, 2012

Sell-a-Stamp Spooktacular Today only!

Today is the big day! Stampin'Up! would like to sell the most stamps in one day today, but they need our help and they want to help us too by making the stamps 15% off. This is like getting free shipping and no taxes on your order. There are a few exceptions which are as follows.

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
  • This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
      • Background stamps
      • Personalized name stamps
      • Cookie press stamps
      • Single-image stamps
    This DOES NOT include
      • Hostess sets
      • Bundled stamp sets
      • Digital stamp brush sets
    Take a look at the list then give me a call so I can help you with your order. I will be ordering at 10pm. I will try and post a project later today that uses the Cookie Press stamps to make Christmas Ornaments and of course you can always make sugar cookies with them. Our personalized stamps make a great housewarming gift or a wedding gift for the new couple. Thanks and have a great day, Tonya

    O Christmas Tree

    Good morning! Today is the big day! Sale-a-Stamp is going on all day and that means you have the opportunity to save of almost all of our stamps. Today is the only day that you can receive 15% off your stamp order so please let me know if you have an order to place. Now onto today's card. We made this one last week at the Christmas card class and it is inspired by the bag on page 7 of the Holiday Mini. The colors we used are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla. We used three punches on the card. The new 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, new Star from the Merry Minis Punch Pack  and the 3/4" Circle Punch. To add some texture we used the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder on the tree trunk and then the Petals-a-Plenty Folder on the Crumb Cake Card Base. There are two stamp sets with the first being a wonderful sentiment set Petite Pairs and the Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set which is a 24 piece Christmas set, both are on sale today. For accessories we used Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, an Early Espresso Button, a scallop punch from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack and Champagne Glimmer Paper which is so pretty. This card goes together pretty quickly it just has quite a bit of punching but you could make multiples pretty easily if you are still looking for a Christmas Card idea.
    Thanks for stopping by today. I have my to do list ready for today. Lots of last minute Halloween items to check off the list and of course I hope to do some stamping. Have a great day, Tonya

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Sell-a-Stamp Spooktacular

    I can't believe the special Stampin'UP! just announced today. I don't remember them ever doing a special quite like this one in all my years as both a customer and as a demonstrator. Monday October 29th, Stampin'UP! is trying to sell the most stamps in one day. That means an extra savings for you because almost all of the stamp sets are 15% off one day only. So it is time to get your wish list out and start deciding which sets you want to order. Plus if you order reaches $150 in merchandise you will receive hostess benefits. So why not call a few friends and see if they would like to order a stamp set or two.  The details are as follows:

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.

  • This includes
      • Background stamps
      • Personalized name stamps
      • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
      • Cookie press stamps
      • Single stamps
    This DOES NOT include
      • Hostess sets
      • Bundled stamp sets
      • Digital stamp brush sets
    Of course you do not have to wait until Monday to let me know what stamp sets you would like to order so feel free to call or email me or you can order online and receive the same great savings. Just make sure that you go to my Stampin'UP! website for the best savings.  Other specials will also be starting Monday including Digital Scrapbooking Day. This promotion will continue until November 5th and will include three free digital downloads as well as 50% off all Digital Kits. My goal is to sell 50 stamp sets. Would you like to help me meet my goal? Everyone that orders on Monday will be entered into a drawing and one luck person will win a free stamp set valued at $17.95. Thank you for stopping by today and be sure and let me know if you have any questions. I am always happy to help. Tonya

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Three Little Gingerbread Men

    Hello! So glad you stopped by today and I am excited to have a new Christmas card to share with you. I had a Christmas Card Class and this is one of the cards we made. I love the cute little gingerbread men and they have a framelit to match which means no fussy cutting. We used two stamp sets on this card, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Scentsational Seasons which you can get either by itself or in the bundle with the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies which I recommend because you not only save money. Only two ink pads are needed for this card Eary Espresso and Gumball Green and the card stock is Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Gumball Green with a little bit of Be A Good Cheer Designer Series Paper. The Decorative Label Punch was used to punch out the sentiment. The texture along the bottom was added with the Big shot and Delicate Designs Folder and then we used the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die to create the scallop piece in Gumball Green. Please let me know if you would like to make this card and I will be happy to set up a private class. You can also use the candy cane or tree from the same set and make similar cards. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    Christmas Keepsake Ornament

    Good morning, well I have been trying to stamp but just haven't been completing many cards this week. Lots of ideas but thus far they are just pictures on paper. Instead I thought I would share another ornament made with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies and the Be a Good Cheer Designer Series Paper. I also added the Cherry Faceted Designer Series Button and a Large Pearl Basic Jewel. The Rosette in the middle is made with the Simple Scored Scoring Tool and the Scallop Trim Border Punch. To add just a bit of glimmer and sparkle I spritzed it with Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with Rubbing Alcohol. We will be making an ornament like this in my upcoming Ornament Class in November. Please check the calendar for more info. Mean while I am off to try and finish a card or two today. Wish me luck and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Season Greetings Catalog Case

    This last few weeks I have been working on Christmas Cards and while flipping through the catalog I noticed the card on page 18 that used the Snow Swirled Stamp Set and decided to case it. I changed up the colors but the rest is the same or at least as much as I could tell from the picture. I used Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. There is a lot of bling on this card with Basic Rhinestones on each snowflake and the glittery edge made with Sticky Strip and Dazzling Diamonds. The sentiment is punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch and then the banner is made with the Bitty Banners Framelits and cut in half. Can you see the texture behind the sentiment? That was made with the Designer Frames Folders. There are two shapes to this set the oval and the rectangle that I used on the Cherry Christmas Tree Card.  After making the card I however decided it wasn't quite right for my Christmas Card Classes. If you would like to make this card let me know and I would be happy to help you place an order for the supplies. I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Lucky Limeade Christmas Card

    Hello, what a wishy washy day we are having. The sun can't decide if it wants to shine or not and while that makes it not a great day to take pictures it does make it a great day to stay in and stamp. I hope to do some of that later this afternoon. In the mean time I have a card to share with you that will be included in next weeks Christmas Card Class. I cased the layout from an old swap card I recently came across but there was no name on the back. The Snow Swirled stamp set is an older one but one that I still enjoy using. I used Lucky Limeade for the base and added snow flakes with the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad. The sentiment is stamped with Early Espresso and the tree is stamped with Lucky Limeade before I added some bling with the Rhinestone Basic Jewels that I colored with a marker. I used the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and the tree is on a Early Espresso Tag made from the Two Tags Bigz Die. If you would like to make this card please contact me and let me know and I will add you to the Class next week. Thanks for stopping by and I am off to stamp. Have a great day, Tonya

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Cheerful Christmas Tree

    Hello, the week is flying by as usual and I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. Sorry about that, but I do have a card to share with you today. This card is full of details and is one that we made last week at club. I am also going to be doing a similiar layout at next weeks Christmas card class. The colors are Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake. The Designer Series paper is Be a Good Cheer it is a fun paper that I have enjoyed using on several projects. The stamp set is Scentsational Season which I purchases in the Scentsational Season Bundle with the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies. There are several other Big Shot dies including the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, and the Designer Frames Folders. To add just a bit of sparkle to the Christmas Tree I used Silver Glimmer Paper and the Ribbon is the 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.
    If you would like to attend the Christmas Card Class next week please let me know by Thursday so I can have your cards cut and ready for you. I will be posting a few pictures tomorrow of the cards. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening, Tonya

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Noel Ornament Club Card

    Good morning, I thought I would share a Christmas Card with you today. I know it is only October but if you like to get a start on your cards early then now is the time to think about them. This is a card we made for Stamp Club this week. It uses Realy Red, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso and Primrose Petal. I used the Ornament Keepsake Bundle, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Folder, Greetings of the Season Stamp Set, Labels Collection Framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlits, and Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. Did you know if you purchase the Ornament Keepsake  Bundle and the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper this month you also receive the Festive Paper Piercing Pack which can be used with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (included in the Keepsake Bundle) as well as the Labels Collection Framelits? It is a great time to purchase these items if you haven't all ready done so.
    Thanks for stopping by today. I am off to do some more stamping so I have more cards and projects to share with you. Have a great day! Tonya

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Googlie Halloween Treat

    Good morning, sorry for not posting this treat early. When you order the Ghoulish Googlies Kit you will receive both oval and circle tags. I used the circle tag to make these cute little pixie stick holders. You will need the Jet Black Staz On, 1"x8" Cellophane Bags, Pumpkin Pie Card Stock, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, and Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine. I stamped the spider on the tag and the cellophane bag with the Jet Black Stazon and the rest is assembly. Snail the tag to  your Scallop Circle add you Bakers Twine through the hole and then add your tag to the cellophane bag with a Dimensional. These would be a great project for kids to help with. I should have added Googlie Eyes to my spider before I took the picture but oops I forgot. Will do it before I give it away. Thanks for stopping by today. Off to take my boys to school and start on my day. Have a great one, Tonya

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    October Blog Hop

     Hello and welcome to another round of our Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop. This month the theme is Halloween and I have three projects to share with you. The first is a framed My Digital Studio piece that I recently made for a hostess. She loves Halloween and had asked about the Toxic Frameable Digital Designer Template so I decided to make this for her.  I printed it from my home computer and then trimmed it down to fit a 5x7" frame. To add just a bit more interested I added the 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon and Basic Black Card Stock to the printed image then to the frame I added a Rosette that I made using the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper. I added a Button and a Black Punched out circle to the rosette to finish it off.

    My next project was inspired by the Christmas ornament on the front of the Holiday Mini. I thought a Halloween one would be just as cute and would be great for a package or just as a decoration on a fall garland. I again used the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper and cut out two different ornaments with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die. I used the new 7/8" Cotton Ribbon and some black lace I had on hand between each ornament on the bottom layer. For the rosette I used Scallop Trim Border Punch, a Vintage Faceted Designer Button and a Large Pearl Basic Jewel that I colored black with a Sharpie Marker. I realized after I finished it that the center sort of looks like an eye which for Halloween is kind of fun.
    My third project features the Bootiful Occasions Stamp Set. I really like the rain boot in this set but for this card I decided to use the Witch's Boot. I was stuck on a layout so found one similar to this on Stampin' Connections then got busy on my card.  I used a mixture of different colors from the Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks for the flags which were cut out with the Itty Bitty Banners Framelits and the Big Shot. You just cut out the biggest banner then cut it in half and you have two flags for your cards. My image was stamped with Jet Black Stazon and colored in with the Stampin' Write Markers before I punched it out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and layered on the Basic Black card stock that was cut out with the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit Die. The sentiment which I cut apart from the boot is stamped then punched out with the Large Oval Punch and finally I added texture to the Rich Razzleberry Card Stock with the Fancy Fan Folder.
    Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my projects and you are ready to travel on to Dawn's Blog. I so look forward to seeing what everyone makes each month. It is a great way to be inspired to try something new or just see a product used in a different way. Thanks again, Tonya

    Blog Hop Participants:
    1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
    2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
    3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
    4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
    5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
    6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
    7. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
    8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
    9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
    10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
    11. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
    12. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Ghoulish Googlies

    Good afternoon, are you looking for a quick and easy Halloween Treat idea? If so then check out the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle on Page 27 of the Holiday Mini. You can get the Googly Ghouls Stamp Set, 20 printed double sided tags, 10 glassine bags, 50 adhesive backed googly eyes and 10 pieces of Pumpkin Pie Baker's Twine. I used my bundle to make this cute treat container. I ran the Glassine Bag through the Big Shot with the Spider Web Folder. When using the bags for embossing don't use any tabs on your Big shot platform as it will cause the folder to cute through your bag. I stamped "Frankie" with Jet Black Stazon and then colored him with a Blender Pen and the Lucky Limeade Classic Ink Pad before I added the googly eyes. I wanted the printed tag to stand out just a bit more so I cut out Pumpkin Pie Card Stock with the Big Shot and the Label Collection Framelit. The Pumpkin Pie Label was also embossed with the Spider Web Folder then sponged with a sponge dauber and Basic Gray Classic Ink. I added the Baker's Twine and this treat bag is ready to fill. I have an additional project to share with you later that uses the extra printed tags you get with the Bundle. Be sure and stop by tomorrow as it is Blog Hop day and I will have more Halloween Projects to share with you. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya