Usually I leave the guy cards to the end, but this year for some reason I started with them when I was designing for the 2012 Birthday Bash. Enjoy the sneak peek of a few of the masculine options for this upcoming event--and don't forget to RSVP and join us!
Gnomes are all the rage! Who knew? I'm enjoying this free stamp set I earned last month through a fun challenge from Stampin' Up. They sure spoil us demos rotten!The rest of ya'll can get it beginning January 4th in the Occasions Mini Catalog.
This is one of the cards that will be available as an option at the 2012 Birthday Bash on January 7th. There's 12 different kinds, so there's one that will suit every person on your list! Be sure to RSVP before I close the event on January 2nd. Hope you can make it--I love hanging with my gnomies!
Ok, ok, I teased you all about the Labels Collection Framelits and then didn't show you what I made! here is another sneak peek of a card that will be available in my Birthday Bash card buffet on January 7th. It's super girly and sure to delight even the most veteran of papercrafters on your list. Read the details here and RSVP no later than January 2nd!
I stamped the gorgeous label, one of four in the new Apothecary Art stamp set, and then used the coordinating Framelit to die cut it out. Then I used the next size up of Framelit to die cut a mat on the Big Shot, too. There are six of these labels just like there are hearts in the Hearts Collection. I didn't even use the largest one, if you can imagine that! That one's going to be awesome for home decor... imagine Decor Elements chalkboard labels, or pennant banners.
Sign up for the Birthday Bash and be the very first to try out the new Framelits, new papers, new stamps like the gorgeous Apothecary Art set, new embellishments like yummy pleated satin ribbon, and much more from Stampin' Up's new 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog!
Click here to view the latest downloads available for your My Digital Studio or other digital scrapbooking software. Stampin' Up improved the way they organized the downloads, so you can see at a glance which ones are brand new and which you might already have browsed. Excellent idea!
Got MDS questions or wonder about digital scrapbooking? I'd be tickled pink to answer them! I'm a certified My Digital Studio instructor and an avid user of the program. I never EVER dreamed I would love digital scrapping so much--but I totally do! And it can't be beat for quick, cute gifts and marvellously personalized albums.
I designed my whole blog with MDS! What do you think? These patterns are sneak peek Sale A Bration papers, brads and stamps, that I got early as a demonstrator perk this month. I also love that you can use the stamp images in other programs like Publisher or Word, too.
Contact me today and I'll give you a quick overview on my laptop, as well as show you actual print projects I have made. You'll get your questions answered, and I'll get to show off pictures of my adorable children. Win-win!
I just love a bargain, don't you? And if you're like many of us, this year you've had to be an even savvier shopper than ever. Well, the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack is the place to be for the papercrafter who likes to get a lot of bang for their buck!And maybe those of us with Christmas money burning a hole in our pockets, eh?
I just did some math on this collection of birthday-themed products from the Clearance Rack (yes, I do occasionally do math, when it can't be avoided!) and I was delighted to come up with a grand total of just $20.94 for these products, originally almost $45. And don't forget, you are saving on shipping and tax off that regular price as well!
Plus, Clearance Rack orders go straight to your door--less waiting and more playing!
Clearance Rack items can only be ordered online, so hurry on over to my shopping website and take a peek at what all is there. Stampin' Up is running a BLITZ right now through January 4th, and they have been adding in new things, so even if you already ordered, take half a sec to look again and make sure you don't miss out!
Ahh... it's good to be back! I love Christmas, but I've been itching to get back in the saddle. I have a TON of fun things to do in January, like design 12 different birthday cards for the January 7th Birthday Bash event. So yesterday and today I just play-play-played all day long. I love my job!
I am in the process of narrowing it down to the final 12 cards to make the cut--but this light and playful one will surely be on the list. I think it will be perfect for those "tween" birthday girls that are sometimes a little hard to stamp for.The colors are Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade.
I used two brand new--no wait, THREE brand new products on this card--can you spot them? The first is the adorable Jelly Bean brads. The second is the new Sweet Shop patterned papers. And the third is the brand new Stampin' Up accessory for the Big Shot--Framelits! This one is the Hearts Collection Framelits and it cuts six different sizes of hearts. It's awesome because you can use them nested together, separately, or even make frames for scrapping, too. I was super naughty when I pre-ordered and got not only the Hearts Collection but also the Labels Collection... don't tell Santa!
LOVE the Framelits... it's like punches on steroids!
There's still time to RSVP for the Birthday Bash, and make this and other super cute cards for all your favorite family and friends, but don't put it off! Here's the scoop--
5th Annual BIRTHDAY BASH 2012 on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Watertown
Bring your calendar and make as many birthday cards as you want--Just ten dollars for the first five--and then only a dollar each for as many more as you care to make!
This event is BYOA—bring your own adhesive. Pre-order a SNAIL refill when you RSVP for just five dollars more, to be picked up at the event!
The 12 designs will cover all different types of birthdays—male, female, teenager, children, seniors, etc. There will be something for everyone.
All projects will feature new stamps and products from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog (starting January 5th)and sneak peeks from the Sale A Bration 2012 brochure (starting January 24th)!
I hope you can join us--I know you're all itchin' to stamp after a busy holiday season. This is a great way to get a lot of cards done in a hurry, and make something special for each person on your 2012 calendar.
I have a ten year old boy, and you know what that means--any Christmas celebration is going to include at least one gigantic set with a zillion and eight (actual count) tiny litttle pieces to add to our collection and crunch underfoot for the next few years. Dan got Legos in his stocking; Legos from Mom and Dad; Legos from Grandma and Grandpa Z; and money from Grandma and Grandpa G... you guessed it, to buy more Legos. He even managed to get Legos in his classroom gift exchange, would you believe?! No surprise that Dan declared this Christmas "the best ever," and that was before we decided to take the kids to Legoland Chicago on our way back home.
We had a very nice, low-key Christmas. Mike's only sibling, Mark, and his wife Megan, hosted us in Indiana. I have to show you a photo of the other side of their cat, Nutmeg. She has a perfect heart in her fur!
Kind of ironic considering Nutmeg is not a very nice kitty. Try to pet her, and if you're lucky, all you'll get is hissed at. Anyway, back to my narrative... Mike's parents came and we all enjoyed too much good food, services on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, and a lot of fun presents. Here's a pic of the best in-laws a girl could hope for. I think they really liked the My Digital Studio photo calendar of themselves and the grandkids.
Natalie has much more varied interests and enjoyed a larger variety of presents, although she did go nuts at the Lego store with her Christmas money as well. Her very favorite gift? a 2x3 foot artist's pad plus her first set of oil pastels. Watch out, world! The Art-eest is in residence!
My honey was thrilled with Amazon gift cards and special "Come to the Dark Side" coffee. He's easy to please! I loved watching him get to really relax and just hang, play video games and read. He works SOOO hard all year round.
All in all, a very pleasant Christmas. There was more snow on the Lego Chicago model than there was in real life, though! Fine by me--holiday traffic is bad enough without the weather being uncooperative.
It's great to be home, sweet home, though! For now, anyway--my next Stampin' Up trip is just 3 weeks away! And guess what Dan wants me to bring him as a present when I come home? LEGOS!! : )
What in the world is a Snail Race? Sounds like about as much fun as watching paint dry, right? Did you read the headline twice? No, Christmas has not fried your brain... OR mine.
Stampin' Up's version of a SNAIL race is a way to take a somewhat boring activity (buying ever-needed adhesive) and make it a lot more fun! SNAIL stands for "Simple, Neat And In-Line" and describes our wonderful primary adhesive runner. Excellent for everyday applications, I go through tons of the stuff--and I know YOU do, too! I love this kind of SNAIL race!
Here's the skinny--you purchase adhesive between now and December 31st at noon, and get a whole lotta rewards for doing a little chore that has to be done anyway! I've made the deal as painless as possible for you, since I have a personal goal of selling 150 SNAIL refills this week. Simply email me with the refill package deal you want by Dec. 31st at noon, arrange payment, and your adhesives will be delivered to your door in 7-10 days. Just in time for all your papercrafting projects for the new year--this is the time to stock up!
Don't already have a SNAIL runner? Just let me know and I will upgrade one of your refills to a holder for FREE when you purchase a package deal. WOW!!!
Check out the refill package deals--
Door #One: Buy five SNAIL refills, get a SNAIL refill or Mini Glue Dots FREE--$22.50 plus S&t
Door #Two: Buy ten SNAIL refills, get a SNAIL refill and a Mini Glue Dots FREE--$45.50 plus s&t
Door #Three: Buy fifteen SNAIL, get a Stampin' Dimensionals, a Mini Glue Dots AND your choice of Tombow Multi Liquid Adhesive or Sticky Strip FREE--69.50 plus S&t BEST DEAL
And don't forget--
Click here to view the great new items added to the Clearance Rack Blitz today! Several of my favorite past product suites have been added to the bargain bin. I'm so glad I got some Christmas cash, because these deals are just too awesome to pass up! Be sure to hit "view all" on the viewing options tab on the right hand side of the screen, or you will miss some of the products. All the sold-out items from the earlier updates have been removed, so act fast before the new stuff gets picked over!
BONUS for online orders--receive a free SNAIL refill from me for every $40 you spend (doesn't have to be on adhesive--can be anything from My Digital Studio downloads or print orders, to Clearance Rack, to regular merchandise). Place your order and then email me with the number you earned free by December 31st at noon!
Join me in the SNAIL RACE! Can we get to 150 by the 31st?
I am doing a blog overhaul--pardon the mess while I'm under construction this week. Some things may be moved around, and some links may not work temporarily. Feel free to use my contact button or leave a comment if you can't find something that's normally here. Hopefully everything will be new and improved shortly.
Enjoy the sneak peek of the Everyday Enchantment papers, brads, and stamps--all coming soon to a Sale A Bration workshop near you. Have a wonderful Christmas, and be sure to pop back in for January's new blog series!