Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hellooo December!

December is fast approaching and Stampin' Up! has a fabulous product to help you capture your Holiday memories.

Join me on Friday, November 11 (Veterans' Day) from 11 am to 3 pm (lunch will be provided) to complete your Hello December Project Life by Stampin' Up! album.  You will get everything you need to get your album completed so that on December 1 you are ready to start snapping a pictures everyday.  You save your memories from December 1 to New Year's Eve!

The class includes:

Hello December!

Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Kit

Hello December Accessory Kit

Hello December 2016 Accessory Kit

Emerald Envy 6X8 Album

Emerald Envy 6X8 album

Three packages of page protectors (two of one assortment and one of the other assortment and two memorabilia envelopes.

Here is a great photo showing what the finished product could look like.  I love the styles of the Hello December kit this year!  There is washi tape in the kit along with silver accented acetate overlays!
Hello December Album

The workshop is $75, it includes the card kit, accessory kit, three packages of page protectors, two memorabilia pockets, products to decorate the front of the album and the use of all of my stamps, inks, punches, and framelits plus LUNCH, snacks, and beverages.

RSVP and $75 prepayment are due on November 3 (so I can be sure to get all of the goodies in by workshop time).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I love llamas!

No really, I do...well, since I've never met a llama I guess I should say I love llama stamps!

Here's a llama birthday card that I made using the Birthday Fiesta (141500) Stamp Set.  Look at that cute party hat!

Birthday Fiesta llama card
It's a llama birthday!

I had to have the Christmas set called Fa-la-la-la Friends (142167).  It has a Christmas llama, cod, and two bears.  And the greetings are so punny!  Here is the card that I made for the October Paper Made Prettier team meeting.  I love him so much that I named him.  Yep, he's Llarry the llama!
Llarry the llama says Merry Christmas!

I was dying to make a shaker card with Llarry, but I ran out of the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (141986).  I came in today (I got it as part of this sale) and I had to go upstairs immediately to make the shaker card!

Llarry's cute face

Look at his cute face!  He's looking at you like, "what?  I like Christmas lights, too!"

Here's his friend, Calvin the Cactus
I stamped the cactus from the Fiesta Birthday set and cut them both out using the Fiesta Time Framelits (141475).

Here's Llarry in all his shaker glory!

I used Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon to match the DSP.  I added a strip of the Presents & Pinecones Washi Tape (141988) at the bottom below the "Fl-la-la-la-llama" greeting.  I used the framelits to cut the streamers to add some "fiesta" to his Christmas.  The shakey part of the card is the green and gold Mica Flakes (141998) from the Holiday Catalog.  Even Calvin the Cactus got jazzed up a little!

Feliz Navidad!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ugly Sweater Shaker Cards

I am loving the FA-LA-LA-LA-Friends stamp set (142167).  The bear wearing the sweater is just too much! He just looks so uncomfortable in that ugly sweater.  But, man does he look like a winner!

Nesting squares framelits
I used the nesting squares framelits to cut a 3X3 scalloped square in white paper.  I placed it toward the top so it looks kind of like a polaroid.

Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powderr

Glittery green embossing?  Why, yes, I think I will.
Coloring some #uglysweaters

I stamped the bears in black and then colored the #uglyweaters.

#uglysweater first place
I cut out the sweaters and stamped the bears again on crumb cake and dressed them in their ugly sweaters.  And it hit me...#uglysweater contest winner!  I made a red ribbon and stamped the 1st place ribbon from the Barnyard Babies stamp set (139328) and attached it to the ribbon.

With the Labeler Alphabet set (141936) I made the "#uglysweater" banner.  I know right?  How cute is he?

Shaker Bear!

I made him into a shaker card...with gold winner glitter!  I actually used the Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder (142635) because the card already had plenty of Emerald Envy on it and needed some more red.

So there he is!  The winner of this season's #uglysweater contest!  I hope you love him as much as I do.

Joyful Stamping,

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Spread Joy Stamp Class

October 18th is the third Tuesday of the month and the Spread Joy Stamp Class will be at 6:00 pm at my house.  We will be making two each of these three cards.
Just a Note...

Llama's are party animals!

A little Sweet Sugarplum for Christmas

Class is only $15 or FREE with a qualifying purchase.  Don't wait; RSVP by Friday October 14.

Can't wait to stamp with you,

Monday, October 10, 2016

October Team Meeting

Wow, was this a great meeting!  I promoted to Silver Elite in September (after SO MUCH work!) and Kay surprised me with a silver-themed party.  There were cupcakes with silver sparkles, silver plates and napkins, and one each of all of the silver things from the catalog for me!  Becky brought me silver goodies too!  Plush a travel wine bag (she must read my Facebook or something!)
Look how pretty this is!

Kay completely surprised me with this.  I think she was as tickled about that as she was about me promoting.  Just sayin'

Mmmm, Cupcakes!

If you know me, you know I love cake, and cupcakes, and things that taste like cake.  With real buttercream frosting.  So, of course I had to pose eating the frosting!  The cupcakes were delicious!  Thanks, Clark for picking them up Saturday morning!

All of the Silver Things

For promoting to Silver Elite I got one each of all of the silver things in the Annual Catalog.  Glimmer paper, foil paper, silver print vellum, ribbon, glitter! Oh my!  So much silver stuff!

Here's my demo

Kay asked me to demonstrate something at the meeting.  I showed how to make this frame from a sheet of 12X12 paper.  I'll be adding those instructions here soon!

Look at these amazing swaps!
The swaps were over the top this month!  Look at that adorbs llama card!  How cute is that?  I wonder who made that one? (LOL, it was me!  I love the llama stamps!)

You guys out did yourself this month.  I'm super impressed!

Co-winner of the Creative Challenge

Now that Cindy is in charge of the creative challenges, there's voting!  But it was tied and you know Kay, if there's a chance for a prize then more prizes are better!  This is Lazandra's entry.  It's a shaker card.  The little shakee things are tiny leaf shaped cupcake sprinkles!

Co-winner of the Fall Creative Challenge

Here' is Patience's Creative Challenge.  I love this frame that she has made.  The foil paisleys are so pretty and I love the banner at the top.

And last, but definitely not least, when I promoted to Silver Elite, Kay Cogbill promoted to Gold.  She's the first and only Gold on our team and we are so proud and thankful for her!

We gave her a gold crown necklace since she's the Queen of the Pretties and Becky gave her the gold things from the catalog!

We love you Kay Cogbill!

Joyful Stamping,


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Paper Sale all Month Long

If you know me, you know I love puns and funny turns of phrases.  Check out these super punny visuals that Stampin' Up! made for us!

Don't forget that these Designer Series Papers are on sale for the whole month of October, Buy three get one FREE!

Aren't these great?  I love this company!

To order your paper (and get one FREE) click here!

Joyful Stamping,

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stampin' Specials

World Card Making Day Specials

Here are the amazing deals:

  • 138339 2015-2017 In Color Card stock Was $8.00 Now $6.80
  • 141413 2016-2018 In Color Card stock Was $8.00 Now $6.80
  • 141697 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper  Was $11.00 Now $8.25
  • 141698 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper  Was $11.00 Now $8.25
  • 133774 Envelope Punch Board Was $20.00 Now $15.00
  • 141651 Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit Was $27.00 Now $20.25
  • 129027 Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill – Buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get a Refill for FREE! $7.50 with a FREE refill!
Don't wait on these...they end on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

And now...the big one!  
Designer Series Paper is Buy Three, Get One Free for the all of October!

Here are the papers that are included.
  • 141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper 
  • 141645 Moroccan Designer Series Paper
  • 141660 Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
  • 141654 Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper 
  • 141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
  • 141640 By the Shore Designer Series Paper 
  • 141986 Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper 
  • 141981 Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper 

Did you notice that the last two are Christmas Paper from the Holiday Catalog?  How awesome is that?  Get a jump on your Christmas Cards and Projects with some FREE paper!

To enjoy either of these specials, Shop Here or give me a call.

Joyful Stamping,