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Holiday Gifts with Stampin' Up! Designer Fabrics

Hot Chocolate Gift Jar Class, These will be available for sale at the 28th Annual Holiday Crafters Tour, November 1 - 3, stop by my house and see some other amazing crafts.  Would you like to make your very own Holiday Gift?  I would love to have you join me at my  Gift Jar Class, November 28, 6:30 PM, cost $15.00 or FREE with a qualifying order.  Email me to Register

Want to receive a FREE video on how to make these cute little jars, just place a $50 order at my online store (including any Designer Series Fabric, the one shown above is only .99 cents for 3 - fat quarters, yes you read the correctly!) I will send you a link to the video by November 15.  

Click here to shop at my online store

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Expand your crafting options with our new Designer Series fabric for a whole new look and range of project possibilities! Coordinating patterns in our vintage-looking Deck the Halls bundle make it easy to create colorful, eye-pleasing projects. Combine with our Deck the Halls Big Designer buttons for even more easy coordination. And of course, this fabric is a perfect medium for creating all kinds of beautiful Christmas projects using the Big Shot machine and our large collection of dies.

■ Combines exclusive designs and colors with high quality fabric
■ Coordinates with other Stampin’ Up! products
■ Extra wide fat quarters
■ 100% cotton
■ Includes instruction booklet highlighting five projects you can create using fabric
■ Coordinates with Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
■ 28" x 18"
■ 3 coordinated designs

Deck the Halls 121716     Reg. $9.95 on the Clearance Rack $.99

You read that right 99 cents! There are several other designs to choose from on the clearance rack for that same price.

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Free My Digital Studio Downloads

Don't miss downloading these 3 FREE digital Downloads.  Here is Split Second Designer Template, a two page scrapbooking spread.  Just popped in my pictures and it is ready to send to the printer or just save to my computer.  You can also make a slide show of you photo books and share with family and friends, the possibilities are endless.

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Download includes:
* 2-page designer template (12" x 12")
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 2 Designer Series Papers
* 4 embellishments
* 3-piece SVG splatters

* Digital-exclusive
* A fresh and fun page spread to add to your photobook and capture those unique moments in life



Download includes:
* 33-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 29 embellishments
* 1-page designer template (11" x 8-1/2")

* Digital-exclusive
* A trendy way to stamp your December dailies or create an advent calendar




Download includes:
* 4 piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 4 Designer Series Papers
* 4 embellishments

* Digital-exclusive
* Feminine paper, stamps, and embellishments to highlight your photobook page


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Creating Holiday Treats with Stampin' Up!

P1000738Getting ready for the 28th Annual Crafters Tour, making some fun holiday treats to share.  Today on Monday Matinee you will see how to make these fun treats.


Monday Matinee - Holiday Treats!

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Stamp Sets: Perfect Punches - wood #117022 - clear #120516

Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red, Silver Glimmer

Ink: Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Real Red, Garden Green

Punches: 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop

Embossing Folder: Plenty of Petals

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Hand Stamped Mail

Nothing is better than getting a package in the mail from a Definitely Diva Stamper member.  You know for sure it it will be hand stamped.  This past week I received from Diva Brenda Sprenger these cute treats.  Brenda said she cased them from Stampin' Up! demonstrator Becky Roberts.  Becky is always full of great ideas!

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Don't you just love how the tag ties in with the little bottle of anti- bacteria hand gel.  Going to case this idea for some Christmas treats to hand out.  Always love seeing a new idea for something I already have like the Petite Pennants Builder Punch.


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This little treat holder is a Tin filled with treats!  I should have taken a picture of the other side so you could have seen the treats through the clear window.  I hope to get some of these made before next week for the 28th Annual Alexandria Crafters Tour.

Check out the little Googly Ghouls used in this treat in the Holiday Catalog.

Here is a cute project made using the items in the Googly Ghouls Bundle!


Thanks Brenda for making my day, having you part of the Definitely Diva Stampers is a real treat!

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Snow Much Fun Window Card

This window card features a clear window with Crystal Effects dropped on the inside to create the essence of snow falling.  Really cool in person, but a bit hard to capture on film.

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This card will impress anyone who receives it and while it looks like you fussed it is very simple to create.   Today on Wednesday's ways I will give you 3 easy steps to complete this window card.  Then go crazy using this card design for any upcoming event.



You will start with 1/4 of a sheet of card stock for front and back (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  Here I have Bashful Blue for the front and Whisper White for the back.

Score at 1/2", 1", 4 1/2" & 5" on both pieces (I just added dashed lines for easier reference).








Fold on scored marks 1/2" Valley Fold, 1" Mountain Fold, 4 1/2" Mountain Fold, 5" Valley Fold as shown in photo.








Cut a window on the front (Bashful Blue) with your choice of punch or framlit.  Now with snail or sticky strip adhere the Bashful Blue flap with the Whisper White Flap on both sides. Embellish as desired.





Pumpkin Carving 051I colored the pearls with a black sharpie (they come out just like Basic Grey) to look like coal.  Then added the silver glimmer snowflake with the basic gray glimmer brad that takes on a light blue appearance with the paper. If you look closely you will see the droplets of crystal effects to give it the snowing effect.  This card will fit in our Medium Envelopes. 


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Mojo Monday Snow Much Fun

Got my MOJO this week starting out Monday making this card for the Mojo Monday Challenge (MOJO264).  I wanted to create the card using this months Stamp of the Month "Snow Much Fun".  I have always loved snow man stamps and this one was tops on my list.  

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Pumpkin Carving 050 (2)Check Monday's Matinee to see how I colored the Rhinestone Jewels green to coordinate with the Lucky Limeade in the card.  They blend in nicely with the Brights Green Olive Glimmer Brad too.


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Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamp sets: Snow Much Fun, Tiny Jewelry Tags

Paper: Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (Holiday Catalog), Champagne Glimmer Paper (Holiday Mini)

Other: Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Tasteful Trims Bigz Die, Duo Scalloped Squares Dies, Brights Glimmer Brads, Delicate Designs Texture Embossing Folders, Jewels Rhinestone, Blender Pens

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Color Stampin' Up! Jewels

Make your own custom color Stampin' Up! Jewels Pearls or Rhinestones!

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I  just love the ability to color these to coordinate with a lot of the Stampin' Up! Colors.  Many of my customers are say they are a real bargain to boot.

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Stamping Supplies:

Stamp Sets:
Wonderfall (Holiday Catalog)
Apothecary Accents (Holiday Catalog)
Tiny Tags (Annual Catalog)

Midnight Muse (from the 2012-2013 In-Color Collection)
Summer Starfruit (from the 2012-2013 In-Color Collection)
Sahara Sand
Very Vanilla
Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper

Cajun Craze
Summer Starfruit
Soft Suede

Jewelry Tags Punch
Jewels Pearls
Linen Thread
Tasteful Trim Die
Lattice Texture Embossing Folder

Have stamping questions email me!
Would love to have you shop with me in person or on my online store!

Don't forget to check out the up to 70% clerance rack only available online.

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Angry Princess Gourmet Marshmallows

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Looking for something special to serve at your next party or event?  Try these wonderful Angry Princess gourmet Marshmallows. Angry Princess was started by friends and colleagues, Neek Paire and Holly Rutter. Like myself they had a wish to work for themselves, doing something they love.  After leaving their careers in Washington, D.C. as a youth director and social worker to under supported youth, they began Angry Princess.  "We combined our passion for helping youth with our creativity in the kitchen". Each marshmallow is created with a child's personality in mind and named after these children who have, and continue to, impact our lives.  A portion of all sales goes into a scholarship fund for youth.  They are all handmade and so each on is unique and may vary a bit in size. 

Want more information or to order you
Angry Princess Marshmallows today click here.

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There are dozens of unique flavors to try... here are the ones we tried last week.   See if you can guess which one was my favorite.  Leave a comment with your guess and next week I will post my favorite one.



Like Neek and Holly I get to do something I love everyday and that is stamping and sharing Stampin' Up!  I would love to invite anyone who has a passion for stamping to check into the great starter kit for only $99.  And because Stampin' Up! knows you are as unique as the Angry Princess Marshmallows you can customize the starter kit to fit you! Become a part of the awesome Definitely Diva Stampers and do a little or a lot of what you love everyday.  Click here to learn more on how to join the Divas!


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November Scrapping & My Digital Studio (MDS2)

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One of my goals this year is to get more scrap booking done... and the best way for me to accomplish this is to do classes, which require me to plan an prepare pages and get it done!  These pages include several of my favorite products that are currently available Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper, Autumn Accents Die.  Of course my favorite feature in these pages is our sweet granddaughter.  We look forward to our annual pumpkin carving day this weekend. 

While I love the traditional scrap booking, I also love to sit down with my computer put my feet up and create some digital pages. There is good news for digital designers Stampin' Up! printing prices slashed up to 50% forever!



Click here to view this weeks new digital downloads... new downloads every week! 

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Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Card Exchange

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Twice a year Stampin' Up! demonstrators who are Sr. Supervisors or above in the Midwest meet for an amazing day filled with Workshop WOW's, Business WOW's, Make & Takes, Swaps (Card Exchange), Discussions and More.  I cased this card from Definitely Diva Kari Ransom who had done a similar card for our Diva Swap.  I love the design and was excited to make it.


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Here is Kari's card; her's is much more detailed and I LOVE the color combination of Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Tempting Turquoise. 


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Kari didn't miss a detail on this card, I love how Kari colored the Pearl Jewels to match the Tempting Turquoise.  You can do this by using Sharpie Permanent markers.


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And the detail of Extra-soft Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon. Darling accent for embellishing cards, wrapping gifts and more.

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Don't miss this great "Stampin' Claus" promotion featuring both the Ornament Keepsake Stamp Set & Framlits featured in both cards.  Offer ends October 31.

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