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November 2012 posts

A few leaves left to fall...

Fall colors are all soon to be gone as the winter comes to join us with skies of blue and ground of white.  So before winter is completely upon us I will share a few more fall hand made cards. This card features the Gently Falling Stampin' Up! stamp set which comes in both Wood or Clear Mount stamps.


179-3It's a little difficult to see, but the leaf outline is done with Gold Embossing.  The tag is embellished with Basic Glimmer Brads (gold).


179-2"Celebrate Today" is from the Perfectly Penned stamp set, which comes in either Wood or Clear Mount, and you can now purchase each of the four greetings individually.  While buying them in the set is a better buy...often times someone just needs a particular greeting and so it is a nice to have that option.  Individual "Celebrate Today" stamp.



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Free Digital Download today!

Free digital downloadClick here for Free Digital Download

We have a FREE digital download for you today. Once you download it, share it with your "naughty" friends. 

After that, check out  this week's holiday downloads.

To You From Me Designer Template
Start with the trendy chalkboard-style tags that coordinate with the free download,


Reindeer Games Designer Template
Move on to the cool reindeer décor piece.


Oranmental Christmas Postcard Template
Get the clever Christmas card turned ornament designer template,


Jingle and Joy Kit
and top it off with a must-have holiday/winter kit.

And don't forget: November 28 is the last day to purchase MDS2 and MDS2+ downloads at 50% off!

To see tomorrow's great 24 hour sale items click here!



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Thanksgiving Table

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Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.  What did you do to make it a special holiday this year?  Each year I like to make handmade decorations for the table.  This years table decor featured the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and Champagne Glimmer Paper.

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Orchard Harvest was the featured designer paper for the hand made name tag and napkin rings.

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While some of the colors are traditional fall colors More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive, I added one of the 2011-2013 in-colors Island Indigo, along with Cherry Cobbler. The added colors made the table pop with some bold bright color.

Thanksgiving 004 pngI added buttons and linen thread to embellish and complete my projects.   There are so many places to find fun craft ideas online today.  Pinterest is my new favorite place to find hand made card ideas as well as so many other things.  I cased my projects from Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Designer Marisa GunnClick here to visit my Pinterest board.


Online sale

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Christmas Handmade Card Ideas

Making a handmade card for those special friends or family can bring joy to their life and yours.  The  Ornament Keepsakes stamp set can be elegant, classy, whimsical  or just fancy fun giving you lots of versatility to tailor it specifically for those you love.   No matter the color or shape your handstamped card will please the receiver.  Making a card can give you great pleasure, give it a try this year and let me help you find the perfect craft supplies to do it.

Click here to view the Ornaments Keepsakes bundle stamp set

Click here to view the Ornament Keepsakes digital download


This hand stamped card features Silver Glimmer Paper and Jewel Rhinestones.


Craft Supplies:

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Petite Pairs

Paper: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink: Basic Gray, Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Holiday Ornaments Framlits, Delicate Design Embossing Folders, Jewels Rhinestone, Scallop Square Clear Bigz die


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Stampin' Up! Snow Much Fun watercoloring

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Snow Much Fun stamp set was the October Stamp of the Month.  What I love about the stamp of the month is it gives me the opportunity to play a lot with sets I love.  Want to know more email me!  This card features water coloring with the Watercolor Wondra Crayons and Aqua Painters.

The color inspiration for my card came from
The Color Sizzle Blog

Snow Man Fun Inspiration

Stamp Set: Snow Much Fun, Petite Pairs

Paper:  Silver Glimmer Paper, Watercolor Paper,Melon Mambo & Summer Starfruit

Ink: Melon Mambo, Summer Starfruit, Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Watercolor Wondra Crayons, Aqua Painters, Dazzling Diamonds, Two -way glue,  Snow Flurries Die, Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, Word Window Punch, Glimmer Brights Brads

Don't forget the Extravaganza Sale starts today!

Online sale
Don't forget there are some great door busters at 20% off Monday Only!

Click here for complete list.

Local customers can email me by 6PM Today (11/19/2012) with their orders.

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Mojo Monday 267, Stampin' Up! Snow Much Fun

Snow Much Fun Texture Boutique

This is my creation from this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch 267, why not take a try at this weeks challenge and create a card of your own. 



Snow Much Fun with a Twist

Embellished with some Silver Glimmer paper, Basic Glimmer Brads and 1/4" Stitched Ribbon.

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The Pearl Jewels I colored with a Black Sharpie, they keep their amazing shine and look like black pearls.  To see how to color the Jewels Rhinestone and Pearls click here.

Here is a video showing you the awesome little Texture Boutique and demonstrating how to make this card.



Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Petite Pairs

Paper: Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Snow Flurries Bigz Die, Tastful Trims XL Die, Word Window, 1/4" Stitched Ribbon, Basic Glimmer Brads, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder


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Stampin' Up! Extravaganza Sale!

The Extravaganza is our biggest sale of the year! From November 19 - 28 (10 days only) you can get incredible discounts up to 50% on some of your favorite products!

  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order. 

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first "doorbuster!" and last days of the sale.


Monday November 19, Doorbuster items!

 The Big Shot! Reg. $99.95 Monday only $79.95

Big Shot

The Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Reg. $69.95 Monday Only $55.96

Bigshot Bag


The Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored!

Monday Only $9.56

Diagonal Plate

Click here to download complete
list of discounted items!

Have questions feel free to email me!


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Stampin' Up! Simply Sent iPhone app & other great new products!


Stampin' Up! has created a card-making application called Simply Sent! This iPhone app allows you send Cards for any occasion by creating your own design or use our templates, they make designing the perfect greeting a snap.  Add Photos, chose your font and pick the backgrounds you love.  The intuitive tool creates cards easily!  This amazing app will keep you connected to the people you care about.

It's FREE!

Simply sent

Design and send e-cards directly to those you love—for free!—via e-mail or Facebook!


The Texture Boutique is only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  It works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.

Sizzix texture boutique embossing machine

To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle.  If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone.  Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Bundle SOLD OUT!
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)

  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine  SOLD OUT!
Item 132657

  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim

These will go fast so don't wait too long, only while supplies last!





With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

Talking tag 

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Definitely Diva Stampin' Up! Fun

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Being part of the Definitely Diva Stampers means 20% off all Stampin’ Up! orders,  being part of a stamping community that loves to share with each other.   Demonstrators are from across the US which doesn’t make it possible to get together in person, but it doesn’t stop our ability to connect with each other.  We have an exclusive Facebook group and blog for Diva’s so we can share samples, ideas and questions with each other.   Each month local (meaning geographically, LOL) Diva’s meet with each other to stamp and share ideas.   I am excited that after the first of the year Diva’s living across the country will be able to participate via internet.   

At our last meeting we shared our favorite product (it is hard to pick just one and it changes by the minute).  Then I suprised the Diva's with 3 fun projects to make that are featured in this post.  Leave a  comment and I will send you a FREE PDF FILE with photo samples along with supplies and measurements. 


Cocoa Pouch


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Note Card



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