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Nouveau Chic – Kind & Caring Thoughts

Happy Monday,  So nice to see you back this morning.  Oh boy, we had a great weekend of weather.  I think it topped out and 70 degrees on Saturday.  I’m sad to say I didn’t get must stamping done, but WOW I did get to enjoy the great outdoors.  We did some more yard work blowing leaves around so I could pick them up.  And best of all, I steamed cleaned my rugs this weekend.  They were in bad shape and I had been putting it off for so long, waiting on a nice day to do it.  Last night I did squeak some time in to do the WSC105 from Beate’s Fresh & Fun blog challenge. Kind & Caring Thoughts This paper is so rich and elegant. and oh so pretty.  I also got a couple of orders out for my Christmas Card Kit.  Be sure and check it out.  It’s a great kit for $15 and all you have to do is put is together.  You can use your stamps or you can take advantage of the 20% discount available on Tree Trimmings and the Rich Razzleberry Ribbon.  I will be ordering my Sale-A-Bration brochures very soon.  So if you have placed an order with me I will be sending you a brochure.  For you new guys this is a highly anticipated event with Stampin’ Up and for every $50 you spend you will have the opportunity to choose a free stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  If you qualify for a workshop you will receive even more free stamps and accessories.  Drop me an email if you would like a brochure, but do it quickly.  Reciple card below.  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great Monday.  Take care   Toodles

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Recipe Card

  • Card Base is 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 – WSC Challege 105
  • Card Stock – Sage Shadow, matted with Basic Black and Nouveau Chic DP #115670
  • Stamp Set – Kind and Caring Thoughts – Level 3 Hostess Set
  • Accessories – Modern Label Punch #116630. Window Punch #105090, Photo Corner Punch #109042, Scallop Edge Punch #112091 (Punches are easy and fun and they give us that professtional look we want)

Happy Saturday – Welcome to the weekend.  It looks like we are going to have another nice day.  I promised myself that if it got just a little warmer I would shampoo  my rugs.  Guess what I think that is today.  Today I’m sharing a Christmas Treat box.  Boxes are alway a little challenging.  There is a turtorial and video over on SCS if you would like to make this little secret santa gift.  Be sure and check it out.  Recipe below.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can get a little stamping done over the weekend.  There are 47 days left before Christmas.  I have designed a little Christmas Card Kit to make your pre holiday season a little easier.  Check it out here.  Toodles

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Recipe Card

  • Turtorial is on SCS
  • Card stock – Rose Red, Thourghly Modern DP Series
  • Stamp Set – Delightful Decorations #116517
  • Punch – Coordination Punch in the Holiday Mini #116794
  • To make your peek a boo hole you can use your Coluzzle or your nesties
  • Accessories – Tafffeta ribbon and silver cord

Mojo 111 – Flight of the Butterfly

Happy Friday Stampers – We had another beutiful day and the yard is looking good (till the next leaf drops) LOL  Today‘s card is from the Mojo111 sketch and it is for you guys that like bright bold colors.  I had a little trouble with this sketch.  It seems backwards to me.  Being right handed I always start from my left.  It that unusal?  Let me know how you balance out your cards.  I made my own background, I am so wanting to make some floal cards and I don’t have very many right now.  The next release can’t get here fast enough.  You know Sale-A-Bration is coming soon.  For those new to SU during Sale-a-Bration when you spend $50 you will get to choose a Sale-A-Bration stamp set for free.  Yippee!!!!!!!    Just food for thought.  Recipe below.  TIP:  One of the areas that is neglected in our stamping is the envelope.  It is another wonderful area for you to show off your creativity.  I lined my envie for that special touch and stamped the butterfly on the front.  It will give your work that professsional touch that we are all looking for.  So don’t neglect the envie, make it as beautiful as your card.  There are 48 days left before santa makes his visit.  Be sure and check out all the SU promotions.  Click here.  I highly recommed you don’t wait till the last minite,  you just might be wrapping an empty box with a picture in it.  LOL  Well, I need to fold some clothes and do a little cleaning.  This cleaning business does seem to get in the way some times doesn’t it.   Have a great Friday and I hope you get to do some stamping this week-end.  Thanks for stopping by.  TTFN

p.s.  I have tried to make your Christmas Card making a little easier.  Check out my Christmas Card kit.  All the work is done for you, you just need to assemble.  (Images not included)

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Recipe Card:

  • Card base is 4 1/4 x 11
  • Cardstock – Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry (I stamped my own background)
  • Inks – Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamp Sets – Flight of the Butterfly #111564 and Eastern Blooms #111626
  • Accessories – Melon Mambo Ribbon and White Brads, Piercing Tool and Bling

Herb Expressions

Are you having a good Thursday morning.  The sun is shining here and that is always a good thing.  Yesterday was an exciting day for me.  I spend most of the day making up kits for my Christmas Card Kit.  Thank you so much for your orders.  It’s a great feeling when you know others recognize your artwork.  Now I know everyone is looking for Christmas ideas and cards but I’m taking a little break today and showing you a set called Herb Expressions Herb Expressionson pg 55 of the catty.  It’s a large set and has some great sentiments.  Don’t the senitments just get to you.  I found this layout on Dawns Stamping Thoughts and I thought I would try it.  This layout reminds me of a match book and on the inside there is a pocket for a gift card.  We are always looking for new way to make those plastic cards prettier.  LOL

Have You had a chance to sneek a peek at the Holiday Gift Giving Ideas.  Send me and email and let me know what you think.  Great little secret santa gifts in there.  I know your not ready for this but there is only 49 days left till the big guy in the jolly red suit comes to visit.  Don’t stress out this year, plan ahead.  Stampin’ Up has some great products that won’t cost you an arm and a leg and will put a big smile on someone’s face. 

Gifts to Consider:

  • My Digital Studio – More than a scrapbooking tool.  Calendars, flyers, cards, movies.  Check it out.
  • Sweet Hostess Rewards $250 and $400 workshops.  Free stamps and merchandise. 
  • Demonstrator Hostess Kit for $185.  Start earning your 20% today
  • Simple Scrappin’ Kits – Check out the Christmas Jingle – oh so cute.
  • Tools and accessories.  BIG SHOT great gift.  Paper – you never never have enough paper.  LOL

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Recipe Card:

  • Stamp Set – Herb Expressions #113224 on pg 55
  • Card Base – 4 1/4 x 10 3/4, scored at 2" and 6 1/2" (at the bottom of your card take your Word Window Punch #105090 and off center it and punch out your window, move it over about half way and punch again.  You just need to have an opening large enough for your gift card)  Go ahead you can do it, it’s just paper.
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Old Olive and DP Series Bermuda Bay
  • Inks – Bacis Black,
  • Markers – Certainly Celery, and Bermuda Bay

TIP:  When putting adhesive on your DP just go around the edges, you do not want adhesive in the middle.  You don’t want you gift card to stick to the back of the card. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope I have put a little lift in your day.  See ya tomorrow.  TTFN

Snow Buddies

Good Morning.  I’m sorry I’m running a little late here.  The birthday party went well.  The dinner was pretty good and of course we had lots of sugar.  The ice cream cake from Culver’s was oh so yummy.  I still need to do leaves so I’d better get crackin’ here.  Today my card is a simple one.  I used my Snow Buddies again.  How do you like this set?  Snow BuddiesI highly recommend the Stamp A Ma Jig for this one.  Saves paper.  LOL  Recipe Card below.  It looks pretty outside this morning.  I have so much to do I don’t know where to start.  Do you have days like that.  Oh man, the new special is down below The Holiday Gift Giving Guide.  It has some ideas for gifts this year for your special friends and family.  Be sure and take a look.  Sweet Hostest Rewards is still available and the Clearence Rack is a SU fixture now.  Thanks for stopping by and checking in on me.  Have a great day.  Ta Ta For Now  (TTFN)

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Recipe Card:

  • Card base is 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Cardstock – Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Whisper White
  • Stamp Set – Snow Buddies #116505 (Holiday Mini Level 2 Hostess)
  • Markers – Only Orange, Regal Rose, Soft Suede
  • Accessories – Blender Pen, Bling, Glitter, Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder #116824 (Holiday Mini). Rose 1/4 Ribbon , Stamp A Ma Jig #101049

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Holiday Gift Giving GuidePromotion Period:  November 1, 2009 – January 4, 2010

Make Stampin’ Up! your one-stop shop for all your holiday gift-giving needs. With this Gift Giving Guide you can quickly and easily find gifts for kids, teens, neighbors, and more! 

PLUS, for every $50 you spend on products in the Gift-Giving Guide, you can choose a FREE Décor Element (valued up to $16.95). 

I have available my custom gift certificates for those who want to pick just what they want from their wish list. 

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The birthday went well.  I’m cleaning up.  I will post something later.  Toodles


Four The Holidays

Happy Tuesday.  Boy, did I have a great day.  Any day is good but today I got to be outside in the glorious sun.  It took me all day to blow the leaves into our mulch area and my arms are sour but it was so nice to be out in the sunshine.  I think the temp reached 70 degrees yesterday.  Today is Kayleigh birthday, so I am busy making her her birthday dinner.  We are having something new, I hesitate to try something that we havn’t had before but all the ingredients (chicken, cheese, broccoli) can’t be bad.  LOL  I’ve got her presents all wrapped and we are ready to roll (I hope).  Just a little cleaning in the morning and then I can dig in and start on dinner.  My card today is another Christmas Card.  I made my background paper with the snowflake from Snow buddies, isn’t is just the cutest.  I stamped the ornament from Delightful Decorations on vellum paper and then embossed it with Not Quite Navy and clear embossing powder.  Recipe below:  You guys take care out there and hopefully enjoy another pretty day.  I’ll check in tomorrow and let you know how the birthday bash went.  Thanks for stopping by.  Toodles

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  • Card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Stamp Set – Four the Holidays #116921, Delightful Decorations #116517 and Snow Buddies #116505
  • Inks – Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue and Real Red
  • Accessories – Clear Embossing Pwd, Red Brad, Silver Cord, Ornament Punch #116794 and the Stamp A Ma Jig #101049 (a must when stamping your own b/g paper)  Love Ya Debbie

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Snow Buddies – Level 2 Hostess Set

Happy Monday To All – Didi you have a safe and candy filled Halloween.  Ours was a quiet one here on the home front.  There are not very many small children in our subdivision.  I will be busy for the next couple of days.  The yard needs some tending to picking up leaves and I’m getting ready for a big birthday party for my youngest granddaugher Kayleigh.  I am fixing her a birthday dinner with all the fixins on Tuedsday evening.  She is turning 11.  WOW!!!!!!!  I went shopping for her over the weekend and naturally they didn’t have the things I needed.  A couple of weeks ago she picked out some new shoes.  My little granddaugher has a shoe fettish.  Whenever she goes shopping it’s not for clothers it’s for shoes.  She wears a size 11 shoe.  I sure hope this means she is going to be tall.  Anyhoo I was on a mission to find uggs.  Have you heard of them?  I was clueless.  Apparently they are hot hot hot right now and they come from Australia.  They are only shipped here in the US two times a year and they are hot on the college scene.  Well, to say the least they don’t carry a large inventory in size 11’s so I had to get a size 10.  The sales lady convinced me to purchase them so I would have a gift to give and then we can bring them back and order the 11’s if we need to.  What a sales pitch, but it worked.     I have two granddaughter’s and I always give the non birthday girl a small present so she doesn’t feel left out.  You know how that goes.  Well Kourtney just turned 13 a short while ago and she informed me that the birthday fairey always has a gift for her and she sure would like a pair of these uggs too.  So I couldn’t let the birthday fairey down.  We bought two pairs of uggs.  I can’t wait to give them to them and see a big smile on their face.  I’m so predictable.   Let me tell you about todays card.  It is the SCS weekend challenge.  Recipe card below.  Today is the start of a new month and that means new SU promotions.  Check out my left sidebar for the Holiday Gift Giving Guide.  It’s full of gift ideas for the holidays.  Thanks for stopping bye and listening to my saga.  Have a great Monday.  Toodles

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Recipe Card:

  • Stamp Set – Snow Buddies #116505 (FREE with a $300 workshop)
  • Cardstock – Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede with Water Color Paper and DP
  • Accessories -Glitter,Tafetta Ribbon, Bling, Flat Pearls from the Prettys Kit, Blender Pen, oval nesties, and Orange Marker for the nose

Coloring technique:  I stamped my image on watercolor paper with Black Stazon.  For those of you new to stamping Black Stazon is waterproof.  I use refill inks and I drop just a little bit in the lid of my ink pad.  I then take my blender pen and barely pick up a little color with the tip of the pen.  I fill in my images lightly and then add more color for shading.  TIP:  Always color in lightly.  You can always add more color but you can’t take it away.