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Archive for December, 2012

Stampin’ Up Snow Much Fun !!!!!!

SUO Snow Much Fun Holdiay Mini Spring Mini Stampin' Up Cards

Doesn't this just tug at your heart.  My love affair with snowmen continues.  Today I have a delightful winter card to share.  My stamp set is Snow Much Fun (122560/122562).  My matts are Early Expresso and Crumb Cake (what a pair!!) mounted on Very Vanilla.  This card was cased and my focal point was made to look like a tag.  I rounded my corners with the Large Corner Punch which is retired now.  I sponged with Early Expresso for the distressed look.  I colored my image with Copics.  I tried to be good and use markers but I just couldn't get anything to look like I wanted.  I'll get trying.  My pretties are some Satin Very Vanilla Ribbon, Early Express Baker's twine and a red button.  I added a little razzle dazzle with some Dazzling Details Glitter.

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SUO Snow Much Fun Stampin' Up Card Holiday Mini Sprng CatalogHoliday Mini is winding down and the new Spring Mini will be available on Jan 3rd,  Sale A Bration is right around the corner.  If you need some catalogs, please let me know  If you already have a relationship is another demonstrator please contact them. 

Thanks for stopping by.  If I can do anything for you please let me know.  I'm only an email away at www.handysandyanmurf@yahoo.com .  I hope you get to do a little stamping today.  Until next time.  Toodles


Sending A Warm Wish For Your Birthday

SUO Birthday Scentational Season Holiday Mini Spring Catalog Sale A Bration

Hello Friends. .   Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are getting ready for the new year.

Today I have a MOJO Sketch from a couple of Monday's ago  I think it turned out pretty cute and it could be used for just saying hello or a warm winter birthday.  My colors are Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple and Early Expresso.  My stamp set is Scentsational Season (121026/121190).  I used this cup image a couple of times now and I have not gotten tired of it yet.  You will find it is a very versatile and easy to use set.   My sentiment is a retired one but fits it just right, don't you think.  I used one of our new doiies which will be available for purchase in our Spring Catalog available on Jan 3rd.  Not too far away.  The embossing folder is our every popular Square Latice Folder (119976).  I used some of our new In Color Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Ribbon (126845) and don't let me forget for my scallop border I used our Large Scallop Edgelit (127019).

Our Holiday Mini for this year will be ending very soon, so be sure and take another peek and make sure you have everything that you wanted.  It will end on Jan 2nd.  If you would want to place an order you can email me or go ONLINE 24/7 at my Stamin' Up store.  Click here to begin shopping.  I do believe this was one of our best Holiday Mini's yet.

The Clearane Rack was updated a while back, so be sure that check it out.  There are a lot of very good buys. 

That's all for me today folks, thanks for stopping by.  If you have any questions please drop me a line, I'm just an email away.  Have a wonderful day.  Until next time.  Toodles

Honeycomb Embossing Folder Sneek Peak


SUO Honeycomb Card Spring Mini Holiday Mini

BOY OH BOY do I have a cutie to share today, or at least I think so.   Sue S.  I hope you got a chance to peak at this. This is your color and I think of you everytime I see it.

Today I have another chance to share with you some of the new products and accessories that will be available in the new Spring Catalog beginning on Jan 3rd and runs thru May 31st.  My card base is Basic Grey and I used our new embossing folder Honeycomb.  It is very deeply etched just like our Square Latice Folder.  Just perfect for our spring cards, now all we need is a cute bumble bee.  We have some but they are retired.  Eough rambling, back to the card now.  LOL  I folded one of our 4" doilies and pleated it every couple of scallops for some dimension.  Next I created a flag strip cut at 3/4" x 4" and used our 1" square punch to make the flags.  Next is our 1 3/4" scallop circle in Summer Starfruit.  I have embellished it with one of our new bottle caps.  I flattend it with the Big Shot, stamped the images from Collage Curios and adhered it with mini glue dots.  Love them!!!  I punched my butterfly with the Elegant Buterfly Punch (127526).  In the spring catalog you will find a new butterfly punch that is smaller and will nest nicely.  Added some pearls for a little pizzazz.  I cut a small strip, made a flag tag and stamped it with my sentiment from Fabulous Phrases (117002/120501).  Ths is just a great all around card, you can make it into anything you want and put a smile on someones face. 

Thanks for stopping by and if I don't get back on here before Christmas, I want to let you know I appreciate you and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Have a great one.  Toodles


Digital Images and Copic Markers

Digital SnowmanSale A Bration

Hello Folks. . .  Today I would like to share a couple of digital images with you.  I found these image over on Vicki's blog and thought they were good candidates to practice with my Copics.  This is something new for me I have not played much with digi images but I must admit they were pretty easy to get.  I hope you enjoy them I love to color.

Stampin' Up is getting ready to celebrate their biggest promotion of the year.  Yes, it's almost SALE A BRATION time.  This promotion only comes once a year.  This is how it works.  When you place a $50 order on line or thru me you can select FREE stamps sets or accessories from our Sale a Bration Brochure.  It gets even better – place one $50 order and receive one FREE product, place a $100 order and receive two FREE items and so forth.  If you place and order of $150 you will receive hostess beneifts as well with $25 of free cash.  That's why we love it.  This promotion begins on Jan 22nd and will run thru March 22.  These orders can be from our oringal catalog or thru our new Spring Catalog that will begin on Jan 3rd.  Don't panic you don't have to order everything at once, this promotion goes to Mar 22nd so you have ample time to order more than once.  The benefits are the same  FREE stamps sets and accessories.

If you are a regular customer you should have received a Spring Catalog/Sale A Bration Catalog from me but if you need one please let me know and I will get one out to you.  Just email me your address and I'll hop right to it.  If you already have a demonstrator and plan on ordering from them please check with them for your catalog. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my coloring experiece.  I think they turned out well but I find coloring with Copics a challenge every time.  One day I hope to get comfortable with these coloring tools.  The results can be terriffic!!!!!!! 

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Have a wonderful day.  Toodles



Hello Friends. . .  Happy day to ya.  Before I get started on todays share I would just like to mention that the CLEARANCE RACK has been updated with over 300 new items.  Be sure and check it out the prices can't be beat.  CLOCK HERE to place your orders.  Thanks so much for all your support.

SUO Bottle Caps Card Spring Catalog Holiday Mini Clearnance Rack

Today I have a case to share right from the Spring Catalog.  It may not be exact but close enough.  My card base is River Rock.  This card color as been ignored this holiday season but it's worth a second look.   As a neutral it can't be beat.  My strip is a piece of Perfect Plum and I used our popular Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Looks just like fabric,  The spring catalog has a whole host of new accessories, my 4" doily is just one of them.  My scallop was punched with the 2 3/8" Scallop Punch.   I cut a 2" cirlce from a piece of retired designer paper.  I believe it's from the Flirtaltious Designer Pack.  Another accessory from the Spring Catalog is the popular bottle caps.  You will need a Big Shot to flatten them.   For my circle inside my bottle cap I used our 1" circle punch.  My butterfly is punched in Pretty In Pink with our Elegant Butterfly Punch.  Papercrafting is made easy when you have the correct tools on hand.  I always say it's all in the details folks.  Our pretty pearls take this card over the top and make it a girly girl card.  Love it!!!  If you have followed me for very long you know that I have trouble with a lot of naked space, so to help me with that I used our Spritzer with a Concord Crush marker to fill in some of the space.  LOL  It's just a pet peeve of mine.   

If you would like to make this card please CLICK HERE   to start your order.  I have listed the supplies and their item numbers for your convenience.  

  • Paper. .  River Rock (108640), Perfect Plum (101889)
  • Stamp Set. .   Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370/127802)
  • Cool Tools. .   Square Lattice Folder (119976), 1" Circle Punch (119868) Elegant Butterfly (127526), Bitty Banner Framelits (129267), Color Spriter Tool (107066)
  • Pretties. . . .   4" Doily, Bottle Cap, Pearls (119247),

  Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions please contact me.  I'm just an email away.  Take care and have a wonderful day.  Toodles

My Last Christmas Card For This Year

SUO Christmas Card Sassy Salutation Serene Snowflakes Holiday Mini Spring Catalog

Hi Folks. . .  Happy day to ya.  I'm sitting here this evening feverishgly working on my last set of Christmas Cards.  You say, Sandy why did you wait to the last minute, well I have to make sure you all get yours done first.  LOL  The card I have to share today is clean and simple.  If you get all your ducks in a row they go together pretty quickly.  My card base is Whisper White, matted with a piece of Crumb Cake. Not having enough designer paper to go around I decided to make my own.  I love doing that after all stamping is my first love.  My stamp set is Serene Snowflakes and it is retired.  If I had planned these out properly I could have used Snow Swirled.  Maybe netx year.  It has a couple of very pretty snowflakes.  My focal point is a strip of Early Expresso punched with my favorite border punch, the Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402). matted with another piece of Crumb Cake and topped again with Whisper White.  I stamped my greeting with Sassy Salutations (126705/126707).  I enjoy this set very much, it has such a whimsy feel to it and who doesn't enjoy whimsy.  I felt I need something for the inside so I taped off the first two lines of the Christmas greeting in Wacky Wishes.  Yes I just used Scotch Tape to mask the first two lines.  I know what you're thinking, jeez such a sophisticated way of getting the job done.  Ha Ha!!!

SUO Christmas Card Serene Snowflakes Sassy Salutations Holiday Mini

If you would like to know the scoop on all of Stampin' Ups promotions please visit my web page here and to order these gret supplies please CLICK HEREThere's still time to receive them before Christmas but time is running out, so don't delay. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.  I'm excited about next week.  I'm going to start my baking.  I love to bake and make yummy things I miss not being able to eat them anymore.  Diabetis is a nasty disease.  It rocks your world, so be conservative on your sweets and carbs.  Just saying.  Toodles

Chic Designer Paper

Field of Flowers Birthday SUO  spring Catalog Holiday Mini

Hello Friends. . .  I'm sitting here this afternoon making some Christmas tags.  You wouldn't think it but they take a lot of thought and time  I've been at it for hours and only have six (6) tags down.  LOL  Maybe that's why I don't do them very often.  Today I have a card to share usig a layout that I found in the Spring Mini.  I've haven't placed my pre order just yet so I used some stamp sets that I have on hand.  My colors are the classic Black and Red on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The layout calls for three different designer papers.  I used First Edition Speciality, Polka Dot Parade and my black strip is retired.  My stamp sets are Sassy Salutations (126705/126707) and Field Flowers (122760/122762).  I stamped my images directly on the designer paper.  I love how this looks, I should do this more often.    I used our Finishing Touches Edgelit (127010) for the lacy scallop edge.  My ribbon is the beautiful 3/8" Taffeta in Basic Black.  If you haven't tried this yet it is a must have in your ribbon collection.  It's so easy to tie. 

Well, I'm going to finish up here, it's getting late nd my brain just doesn't want to cooperate.  If you need supplies please shop in my ONLINE STORE  or send me an email with your selections,  I love being your demonstrator.  Christmas is right around the corner, so order early to make sure you get your supplie/giftss before Christmas.  Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful stamping day.  Until next time.  Toodles


Something New – Spring Catalog

SUO Birthday Card Spring Catalog Butterfly Punch

Hello Folks. . .   Hope you a had a great week end.  Well I did it !!!!!!  Yes I reached my goal for this year.  I just finished up my last craft show  I was able to do three (3) shows this fall and I must admit I am crafted out and glad to see them finished.  LOL  Knowing me I will probably do it again next year but right now I don't want to think about.

I have a card to share with you today.  It's cased from our new Spring Mini.  I hope you have received yours by now,  if not please let me know.  There's a whole host of new products to share with you this Spring.  I found this card on pg 13.  I'm not sure what colors they used in the photo so I came up with some of my own.  This catty brings a lot of new accessories for our stamping pleasure.  I used or new 4" doilies and folded it in half and tied a piece of Island Indigo Twine around it using one of our Natural Buttons.  My designer paper is Twitterpated from this years catalog and look at our new small butterfly punch.  Yes you are reading this right, we have another new butterfly punch.  Aw so cute. . it's made to coordinate with our Elegant Butterfly Punch and our matching Papilion Potpouri Stamp Set,  I decided to make it a birhtday card so I used our cute Curly Cute stamp set.  There's just something about those curly cues that make me smile  Oh I forgot to mention my sponged background  My cardbase is Baja Breeze and I used Island Indigo for my shading.  I also punch a butterfly and used it as a mask to give my punched butterflies a shadow.  You can see that on the original cased card.  For some added pizzazz I used some of our pearls as my butterfly bodies. 

If you have any questions about this card or anything else please drop me a line. You can contact me a handysandyanmurf@yahoo.com  Click here to see our newest promotion.  It's called "All The Cuteness" and it's good till January 2nd. 

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Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time have fun STAMPING.  Toodles

Making Mittens – The Fun Way

SUO Making Mittens Christmas Card Holiday Mini

Hello Folks. . .  Happy day to ya.  Today I would like to share with you last weeks MOJO sketch.  Always a day late and a dollar short.  LOL  I really enjoyed this sketch.  I can see a lot of different stamp sets for this one, but for today I used our Make a Mitten set (127940/127943) and it's coordinating Builder Punch (127824).  You can find these products in the Holiday Mini.   These items will be available till January 2nd 2013. 

My card base is Early Expresso, just love that color and it is matted with some Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.  Don't you just love using Very Vanilla, it's the softer side of cardstock.  Oh, this happens to be a square card measuring 5 x 5.  To dress up my Cherry Cobbler I used one of our newer Adorning Accents Folders (the hearts  #125601).  I often use embossing folders in place of designer paper.  They are more cost effective in workshops.  Next are a couple of strips measured at 1 1/2 by  3 1/8 and 1 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Used designer paper from Be of Good Cheer (126896).  My focal point is 3 layers, the 2 3/8" Scallop Punch (118874), a 2" Circle from one of our die cuts and our 1 3/4" circle punch (119850).  My ribbon piece is retired probably from last year.  My snowflake is non SU.  My sentiment is from Sassy Salutations (126705/126707).  I have enjoyed using this set, I love the font. 

Christmas is getting close, so I hope you have all got your Christmas Cards done and ready to mail.  There is still time to place those orders for gifts and possibly a little something for yourself.  I would love to be your demonstrator, so if you need anything I would appreciate you shopping in my ONLINE STORE It's open 24/7.  Of course if online is not your thing I will be happy to place an order for you and it will be sent right to your home.  You can email me at handysandyanmurf@yahoo.com

Thanks for stopping by.  Get ready for the upcoming new Spring Mini.  It should be arriving at your door very soon.  Take care and till next time HAPPY STAMPING !!!!!!!!!!!!!  Toodles

Christmas Gift Giving Idea – Chapstick Holder

Stampin Up Chapstick Holder Polar Party Gift Ideas

Hello Folks. .   Today I have a great Christmas Gift Idea.  I would like to share this cute Chapstick Holder.  I used our Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 5 1/2 by 4 and scored at 2 1/2.  I turned it around and scored again at 2 1/2.  My designer paper is Be of Good Cheer (126896) and my stamp set is Polar Party (w122675/c122677).  You will just love ths set, so cute.  My tag is from Beautiful Season (w122680/c122682).  The little gift tag was just perfect for this.  I used markers to color my image.  I used Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding to keep it closed.  I also used three (3) mini glue dots to attach my chap stick.  These are just too cute and great stocking stuffers and Secret Santa Gfts.

Chap Stick Holders with Polar Pary Stamp Set

Stampin Up December Promotion All The CutenessNow that I have had my fun sharing it's time for a little Business.  On Dec 1st Stampin' Up announced a new promotion.  It's called "All The Cuteness Without the Work".  Stampin' Up as put together some easy gift giving bundles for this holiday season.   At 20% savings what a great way to say I'm thinking of you this holiday season .   There are two bundles for you to choose from — Trimmings and Tags #132769, and Petite Treats Bundle #132770.  This offer ends January 2nd.

The new Spring Catalog will be arriving to your house very soon.  I know you are saying Sandy we have to get thru Christmas first, but we are moving forward and our new Spring products will be available starting January 3rd thru May 31st 2013.  It is chocked full of new and exciting ideas for this spring.  Lots of new bundles that will save you $$$. 

Well, I'm going to sign off for now, next week is my final week to get ready for my next craft show – Dec 8th – at St. Charles West High School  If you are one of my locals I hope to see you there.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.  Toodles

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