Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Mica Flakes

Mica Flakes are new to some, and new to the Stampin' Up! line up of products. They can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog on page 21. 124115 $3.50        It was a nice touch to add some sparkle to the tree from the Christmas Lodge stamp set. This set is also found in the Holiday Mini on page 29. If you are a vintage stamper it is a must have for the holiday.

Here we used the Mica Flakes to create a shaker-card, Remember them! It has been a while since a created a fun shaker! 
 The snowman from the Snow Much Fun Stamp set, found in the Idea Book & Catalog, was easy to alter! Many of the stamp-a-stack attendees thought this card was a challenge, but worth taking!

For all you Holiday Shoppers, Don't forget to take advantage of Stampin' Up! Online Extranganza

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More Stamp-a-Stack views

 Pennant Parade p 69 IB&C 122740 $21.95
This was a free stamp set, I received at convention. Looking forward to getting free stamps at Leadership, in San Antonio, TX coming up in January! Yeehaw, I will be off to see the Alamo.

Easy Events p 57 IB& C. 116958 $ 32.95. Another free stamp set, received at convention. This is a well rounded set, it includes images for birthdays, thank you's, for baby & weddings.

Merry & Type 122550 $25.95
From the Idea Book & Catalog . This was one of the Stamp-a-stack favorites. It is difficult to see on the web, but this card just shimmers. 2 way glue was used to apply dazzling diamonds all over the ornaments. Moonlight shimmer smooch was applied to the ornament caps. The organza ribbon has its own shimmer :)  sparky ******

Snow Much Fun .122560 $ 27.95 pg 35 From the Idea Book & Catalog.  Just a simple card. Our snowman was stamped onto the new watercolor paper, available in 6"x9" sheets in pakages of 5 for $4.95. This allows greater variety of use. I just love the new sheets.
For those, who have taken the time to call, or send an email, or stop me in person, to let me know, how much you enjoyed attending the Stamp-a-stack! That means the world to me!  Hoping that everyone has a Blessed Happy Thanksgiving, surrounded by the people they love!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Where has the Time gone?

Serne Snowflakes 
It does not seem all that long ago, that I was trying to create these cards for the Stamp-a-Stack. Now time seems to have escaped me. It seems like yesterday, that I gathered with everyone and played Christmas music to set the mood. Yet, it also feels like yesterday, when I held my very first Stamp-a-Stack in November 2004.  

Pines & poinsettias

Here is a fun note 1420 Christmas Cards were Created during this fun weekend event! 71 people were in attendance.
Thank you to all who attended! You make this event a pleasure to hold.
This lovely card, was a change for many in attendance. 
Emboss Resist Technique.
1. Stamp Wise Men in VersaMark, onto cardstock.
 2. Apply Clear Embossing Powder, Heat.
3. Stamp Music Notes wheel in Basic Black over cardstock, leaving enough room at top for "Oh Come Let us Adore Him".
4. Use a tissue to remove basic black ink over the embossed image.
 5. Sponge Soft Suede Ink in a circular motion to all outside edges of the cardstock and to the embossed image.
 6. Use tissue to remove ink from embossed image and watch it pop to the front.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monday is the big day!

Stampin’ Up has announced their Online Extravaganza, an annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season!

It begins Monday, November 21, 2011, and runs through Wednesday, November 30, 2011!

Shop in my Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of the great deals.

Deals like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle are listed as some of the specials


There will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (they aren’t telling me what those items are so it will be a surprise for me, too)
(November 21, 12:01 AM – 11:59 PM mountain time)
So make sure you don’t miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!
You can shop at my online store at --> HERE