Showing posts with label Holiday Catalog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday Catalog. Show all posts

Monday, November 16, 2015

Almost Time for Goodbye for Holiday Catalog Items

Stampin' Up is saying good-bye to retiring products from the Holiday Catalog.  BUT before they do, they are giving us an opportunity to order some of our favorites.  Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last!!  So, now is a great time to order them before they are gone!

Click HERE to see the list of retiring products.  These lists will be updated daily to show their availability.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Swap Cards

I can't believe I have only posted one update on my blog this week!  I have been busy trying to get all my swaps ready for the NC Quarterly in Wilmington.  Got 'em ready but ..... Quarterly has been canceled!  Mother Nature has a hurricane party planned for Wilmington instead.  Not so sure whether Joaquin will actually hit Wimington but they are calling for a LOT of rain all weekend.  The gals planning the Quarterly didn't want to take any chances.  I really feel for them as a lot of work goes into planning a Quarterly and then having to cancel at the last minute.  But, they are going to reschedule and hopefully, it will be a weekend that will work for both myself and Marianne. 

In the meantime, thought I'd share a few more of the swap cards I received from the Holiday catalog.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Halloween and Fall Cards

Here are a few more of the swaps I've received highlighting cards from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Fall Stamp Club

Loving this week's weather!  Sonny just told me it is supposed to be down to 50 this morning!!  Time to turn off the A/C.  Cool fall weather plus NFL football makes this gal happy!  I am in a fun football pool and picked pretty good this week I guess.  I am FIRST right now with 14 wins and 1 loss.  One game left to go - I'm watching it now but about to go to bed so I'll have to wait until the morning to see if the Vikings pull it out against San Fran. (Updated - Vikings lost so I tied for first place this week.)

I had time yesterday to do a new blog header for fall - using My Digital Studio.  I haven't used MDS in a while and need to get busy and start on my 2016 calendars.

I attended a Holiday Stampaganza Saturday and made some really cool projects.  We also did a swap card.  Plus I recently did a swap with the NC demos so I have a lot of great samples from the Holiday Catalog that I will be sharing soon.

This week is Stamp Club and we are going to be using some of the Bundles from the Holiday Catalog.  Thought I'd share the directions I give my club gals if you would like to duplicate these cards.

·        Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Happy Haunting DSP, Hello Honey
·        Ink:  Black, Hello Honey
·        Accessories:  2” Circle Punch, Spider Web Doilies (pg 47), ¾” Circle Punch
·        Stamps:  Cheer All Year
·        Adhere spider web DSP to black card.
·        Adhere orange “pumpkin face” DSP to 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” panel of Black card stock.
·        Use Fine Tip Glue and adhere spider web doilie  to top left of panel.  It will hang over – cut that part off & save for inside of card.
·        Punch out 2” circle from Hello Honey card stock & adhere to center of doilie.
·        Stamp bat in black ink and adhere to circle with dimensionals.
·        Cut 1” strip of Tangelo Twist & cut end into flag.  Adhere to back of black panel so the flag part is sticking out.
·        Adhere panel to card in top left corner.
·        Stamp Happy Haunting onto strip of Very Vanilla and “flag” ends.  Adhere to panel with dimensionals.
·        Stamp “BOO” in black ink onto scrap of Vanilla, punch with ¾” Circle Punch and adhere to card.
·        Decorate inside of card!

This is not from the Holiday Catalog but I wanted to demonstrate how easy these flowers are to make from the Cotton Paper.

·        Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cotton Paper (pg 148)
·        Stamps:  Endless Thanks, Gorgeous Grunge
·        Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed  Curry
·        Accessories:  Twine, Corner Rounder, Lovely Lace Emb. Folder, Paper Piercing Tool w/mat, brads
·        Punches:  Corner Rounder, Pansy, Petite Petals, Festive Flower Builder Punch

  • ·        Emboss white panel with Lovely Lace folder.  Round corners.
  • ·        Tie twine around card & tie.  Adhere to Bermuda Bay card.
  • ·        Stamp sentiment (Endless Thanks) onto 3” x 2” white panel at bottom right with Bermuda Bay ink.
  • ·        Stamp dots from Gorgeous Grunge in Watermelon Wonder & Crushed Curry – STAMP OFF FIRST!!
  • ·        Adhere panel to card with dimensionals.
  • ·        Punch flowers: 
o   8 from Petite Petals Punch from Crushed Curry Cotton Paper;
o   4 from Pansy Punch from Watermelon Cotton Paper;
o   4 leaves from Festive Flower Builder Punch (use smaller leaf) from Green Cotton Paper 

  • Place the flowers one on top of another and pierce the center with your Paper Piercing Tool.  Put a brad through the center.
  • Crumble and fluff the layers and adhere them to the card w/glue dots.
  • Tuck the leaves under the larger flower and adhere them to the card.

·        Cardstock:  Mellow Moss, Black, Vanilla, Happy Haunting DSP
·        Ink:  Black, Mellow Moss, Soft Saffron, Pear Pizazz
·        Stamps:  Happy Scenes, Cheery All Year
·        Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies
·        Accessories:  Markers, Square Pillow Box Die (for leaves), Postage Stamp Punch (retired), Mellow Moss Ribbon (retired), sponge daubers
·        Adhere ribbon to bottom of Polka Dot Happy Haunting DSP.  (I used glue dots to pleat edge.
·        Adhere polka dot paper to Mellow Moss card
·        Use Hearth & Home Thinlit to cut out window & window sill parts.
·        Stamp scene on 2 ½” x 3 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla.
·        Use markers to color pumpkins.
·        Lightly sponge sky with Soft Saffron & grass w/Pear Pizazz
·        Adhere “scene” behind window die.
·        Adhere window to card on right side with dimensionals.
·        Stamp sentiment onto Very Vanilla scrap and use edge of Postage Stamp Punch on edges.
·        Punch out leaves using Square Pillow Box Die and adhere to front of window.

·        Decorate inside.

·        Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon
·        Stamps: Among the Branches
·        Ink:  R.Razzleberry, D.Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Sahara Sand
·        Accessories:  Dijon Dotted Lace Trim, Punches – 2” Circle, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle, Sponge Daubers
·        Woodland Embossing Folder
·        Emboss Very Vanilla with Woodland Emb. Folder
·        Use daubers to softly daube Sahara Sand ink onto trees.
·        Stamp leaves in different colors onto branches
·        Stamp on scrap Vanilla cardstock “AUTUMN WISHES” with R.Razzleberry ink.  Punch out w/2” Circle Punch
·        Mount onto 2 3/8” Dijon scalloped circle.
·        Tie Dijon Dotted Lace Trim around card and tie.
·        Adhere whole panel to Dijon card.
·        Adhere “AUTUMN WISHES” to bottom left of card with dimensionals.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sleigh Ride Edgelits

I have been having fun with the stamp sets, framelits, punches, DSP, etc. from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  There are so many great sets and bundles in this catalog.  But one item I do not want to ever be without is on page 43 - the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  OMG!!  It is fabulous!  I used it earlier on a swap I am making to run a fine line of glue and put glitter on a flower.  So much easier than anything else I have used.  I suggest you put that on your list of things you have to have from this catalog!!

Here are a couple of cards I have made using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits (pg 12).  They were on my list from the beginning and I love them.

For this card, I cut the Santa apart and adhered it under the Vellum that I embossed snowflakes in sliver.   The "jingle" sentiment is from Jingle All the Way which is bundled with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits.

On this card, I sponged the Tip Top Taupe with white ink to tone it down a bit.  I did the trees in Mint Macaron and the embossed sky (using a new embossing folder - Softly Falling, pg. 24) is Pool Party. I mounted the whole card onto Lost Lagoon.  I like the varying shades of blue and green.

These are the bundles available in the Holiday Mini:

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If you are putting an order in on-line, please use my Hostess Code for this month  - TPJ9XSDC

If you are interested in the Paper Pumpkin Deal, TODAY is the last day to take advantage of the HALFPRICE deal!

There are some great items for this week's Weekly Deals - I don't know about you, but I can always use some pearls!  And the sequins will go great in a Halloween Shaker card!  And what about that silver ribbon and glimmer paper?  Great for the holiday stamping!

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New items have been added to the Clearance Rack this week also.  Remember, these items can be used for your club order too.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Holiday Catalog is LIVE!

The day has finally arrived that you can order from the fabulous new Holiday Catalog!!

Click on the link above and check it out.  Contact me if you want one of your own.
So, what are your new favorite items?
Project Kits?  There’s a Season to Season Wreath, the Witching D├ęcor, Oh What Fun Tags, and To You and Yours Shaker Cards.

Bundles?  Oh my, this catalog is packed with bundles.  How many can you find? (17)
Designer Series Papers, 12″ x 12″ as well as 6″ x 6″.
Embellishments:  Pompom Trim, Enamel Dots, ribbons and buttons
Framelits and Thinlits:  most of them are available in 15% off bundles.  Check them out!!!
Embossing Folders
That new Fine Tip Glue Pen - take it from me, it is the BOMB!
Real Red Foil Sheets as well as Envelope Paper.
Reindeer Paper Clips (so cute)
New Precision Plate that’s fabulous for cutting intricate Thinlits.
Stamp Sets!  Such a variety, covering Halloween, Autumn and Christmas
This is one of my favorite embossing folders ever!

There are also a lot of You Tube videos from Stampin' Up that show you different ways to use all the new products.  Check them out HERE.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sneak Peek from Holiday Catalog

We got a call tonight from Ashley.  Of course it was Monday morning for her and she just wanted to say "Good Morning (from) Viet Nam!!  They had just arrived and she was getting ready to move off her ship (Millinocket) and move onto her new home for the rest of the journey, the Mercy.  She does not think her schedule will be too rigorous in Viet Nam and she will have time to do some sight seeing.  Hope so!

I thought I'd share a few more convention photos and give you a sneak peek of the Holiday Catalog.  I think it is a really good catalog this year and I have purchased a lot of stuff so far!

This set is called A Little Something and it coordinates with the new Square Pillow Box Thinlets that are also in the Holiday Catalog.  You can bundle the Square Pillow Box with the stamp set!  I love a good bundle deal!

This card uses All Ye Faithful stamp set.  And don't you just love that wood star??  

Next we have the Christmas Greetings Thinlets Dies - jolly, merry and peace.  Don't they look great cut from the glitter paper!  These thinlets also come in a bundle with the stamp set Holly Jolly Greetings (which I won in the prize patrol - but unfortunately, it didn't include the thinlets.)  They are on my list for sure.

 I think these Christmas Cuties are adorable!  I can't wait to get them in my order this week and do some watercoloring with my aqua pen.

It won't be too long until Halloween.  And these boxes will be easy to make with the Gift Box Punch Board and then do a little decorating using the Spider Web Doilies and Sweet Hauntings stamp set that also coordinates with the Note Tag Punch.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Convention Exhaustion!

Inspire Create Share 

I got back from Stampin' Up's Inspire, Create, and Share convention Saturday night .... or rather early Sunday morning.  Our plane got in around 11 but by the time we got home, it was after midnight. And almost 2 am before I was asleep.  I have unpacked my craft suitcase today (mind you - unpacked but not put away yet!)  I still need to unpack my clothes suitcase and do laundry,   Unfortunately, we had to leave convention a couple of hours early and missed one of the All Attendees give-aways.  Every day Stampin' Up gave us a freebie!  Plus there were several lucky people who got Prize Patrols .... but not Marianne or myself!  Oh well ... better luck next year!  

CONVENTION!!  Oh my word!  It was a crazy-busy-exhausting-fun-exhilarating week!  And one of the highlights of Convention was doing SWAPS .... lots of swaps! 

I won't be photographing all of them separately, but I will pick out a few to share with you over the next few days.  Here are a few funny ones that I got.

Stampin Up Holiday CatalogHere is the cover of the new STAMPIN' UP HOLIDAY CATALOG .... WHOO HOO!!  I actually have one of these in my hot little hands that they gave us at Convention.  I'm not allowed to share pictures of the content, but we can sure talk about it!  We were able to purchase a few items from the catalog on cash and carry basis.
First off - if you don't have a Big Shot yet, there is a super special coming for the month of August and you need to save your allowance and get one - because the holiday catalog has so many new Framelits in it, you are going to be cranking away! 
Next – we all need boxes for the holidays right? – can you say GIFT BOX PUNCH BOARD – WHOO HOO….. I bought one and will be using it this week!!
From cute, to elegant, to little towns, single stamps to use your Blendies on, stars (when you get that Big Shot Special, make sure you get the Stars bundle)…snowmen, Santas, and ENDLESS WISHES is in the catalog – so no “while supplies last” this time, although it might go on backorder because everyone wants it,  It was offered last year in December as a photopolymer set and is a great one!
Ok, back to the catalog, beautiful new designer paper, some very cool embellishments, a new Flipcard Framelit (snowflake shape!), new embossing folders, beautiful new ribbon and packaging is back…beautiful paper, all kinds of new boxes and bags, and stamp sets to create adorable tags…..
And the really good news – they took the layout of the catalog back to the old one, where the beautiful samples created by the Stampin Up Artists, are right beside the stamp sets!